Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
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The Comeback Kid 

Leslie appoints Ann as her new campaign manager, but her attempt to relaunch the campaign goes off to a horrendous start, while Chris discovers that Ben is depressed after leaving his job.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Amy Poehler ... Leslie Knope
Rashida Jones ... Ann Perkins
Aziz Ansari ... Tom Haverford
Nick Offerman ... Ron Swanson
Aubrey Plaza ... April Ludgate
Chris Pratt ... Andy Dwyer
Adam Scott ... Ben Wyatt
Rob Lowe ... Chris Traeger
Jim O'Heir ... Jerry Gergich
Retta ... Donna Meagle
Tuc Watkins ... Pistol Pete
Johnny Sneed ... William Barnes
Boo Arnold Boo Arnold ... Len Hugeff
Antonia Raftu Antonia Raftu ... Elizabeth


Leslie enlists everyone's help in staging an attention-getting event. Ben explores a new hobby, while April and Andy adopt a pet. Written by NBC Publicity

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Release Date:

12 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Ron, Tom, Andy, and April are arrested in front of the same building used for the exterior of Paddy's Pub in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005). See more »


[Ben is sitting in the living room when a three legged dog walks in]
Ben Wyatt: Hi.
April Ludgate: Champion?
Andy Dwyer: Champion, oh there you are. We thought we lost you.
Ben Wyatt: That is a three legged dog.
Andy Dwyer: Yeah, his name is Champion. Because he is the world dog champion.
Ben Wyatt: I'm sorry. I have to ask this, but how many legs did that dog have when you found him?
Andy Dwyer: Three! That's what makes him the best. He can do more with three legs than most dogs can do with four.
April Ludgate: Except for digging. He's really bad at digging.
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References The Jetsons (1962) See more »


Parks and Recreation Main Theme
Composed by Gaby Moreno and Vincent Jones
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Laugh Out Loud Funny
21 May 2014 | by TiffanyT23See all my reviews

To be honest, I only started watching this show online because I am a binge-watcher and was running out of popular sitcoms. Frankly, it seemed like a less-funny Office spin-off at first glance, so I did not have high hopes. By the fourth season, however, I found myself caught up in the stories of these quirky characters. This episode was the first one that made me laugh out loud several times, while still managing to keep the characters engaging and lovable. It's funny without turning the main characters into fools, which is a hard line to walk. I enjoyed it so much that I took the time to write my first review. I may never become the biggest fan of this series, but this episode will stand out for me as one of the most enjoyable I've seen.

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