It’s a Halloween-themed episode for Parks and Recreation – just in time for Thanksgiving! We also find out if Leslie gets voted out of office.
Check below for the full review….
- Director: Wendy Stanzler
- Writers: Aisha Muharrar
- Cast: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Adam Scott, Aziz Ansari, Jim O’Heir, Retta, Aubrey Plaza, Rob Lowe, and Chris Pratt, Nick Kroll, Alison Becker, Mo Collins, Ben Schwartz, Lucy Lawless
Episode Title: “Recall Vote”
Leslie prepares a haunted house with Ben, Ann and Chris for Halloween on the day of the recall vote. Meanwhile, Tom fears the end of Rent-A-Swag and persuades Ron to help save his business.
- How It Ended: The writers handled the recall vote beautifully. Bravo. Instead of going through with the obvious plot set-up – the gang hunkers down for the night with pizza and frappucinnos to watch election results into the wee small hours of the morning – the storyline took a sweet detour and Leslie was announced the loser of the recall quicker than you can say Perd Hapley.
- Fake Lilith Fair Posters: Now that was funny!
- Donna/Tom: They were very much in their element at the cool Bloosh party.
- April: Her sweet, well, sweet for April, comments to Ann and Chris at the close was a nice scene.
- Ben: The special hand signal that is loosely based on the Klingon greeting salute was great! Even Ann’s comment was funny.
- Ron/TV: Ron Swanson on TV is always good fun. The ‘Ron, homemade chair, popular lifestyle blog’ plot delivered some good laughs, especially when Donna and Tom were involved. “Ron, you’re in Bloosh!”
- Best Line: Ron: “Start over and speak differently.”
- Best Line II: Electric Boogaloo: Chris: “Jerry, everyone is miserable and you are only making it worse.”
- Ben/Leslie: Watching the two of them drunk and almost getting tattoos had me wishing I was drunk so I could pass out and not watch it any longer.
Not nearly as funny as the episode which preceded it on ‘Welcome Back to NBC, Parks and Recreation’ night, but “Recall Vote” still packed some good laughter into the Halloween-themed episode. And thank God Leslie lost and we can finally move on to something else. The writers were wise to knock her off the city council; the real comedy gold was baked into the campaign a few seasons back. Since she won it’s been a mixed bag. Considering this is possibly the last season, it’s best to see Leslie try something new.
Parks and Recreation airs on NBC at 8:00 pm (ET/PT) on Thursday nights.
What did you think of tonight’s episode?