Parks And Recreation Galentine's Day Episode 17 Season 6 – TV Review

Leslie is missing Ann Perkins big time on the latest Parks and Recreation, which means it’s time to round up the ladies and see who can become the ‘new’ Ann.

Check below for the full review….

The Players:

  • Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller
  • Writers: Emma Fletcher, Rachna Fruchbom
  • 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, Jon Glaser, Henry Winkler

Episode Title: “Galentine’s Day”

Leslie throws a hasty Galentine’s Day in an attempt to find a replacement for Ann. Tom and Ben look to finalize a deal on tents for the Unity Concert, while Ron finds himself looking after Andy.

The Good:

  • Ann: Let’s get this out of the way: It was sweet to see Ann and Chris’ new baby, Oliver, but the short scene with Leslie and Ann was nothing special.
  • Ben-Larry: Loving the Larry and Ben friendship; great scene when Larry advises Ben to keep things as they are in the office. Definitely added an interesting layer to the Larry character.
  • Dead Poets: Ben’s ‘O captain, my captain’ routine was a cool homage to the classic film. And it was terrific to see Ben stand up for Larry in front of everyone in the office. Sweet and funny all at once.
  • Speaking of Films: Had to like Andy’s “Predator” reference (while hanging upside down). His plot with Ron was pretty good.
  • Donna: Wasn’t expecting “Scandal” to be her #1 TV show, but it’s all good. She was funny in the episode.
  • Tom: Dropped a funny “Tin Cup” – Renee Russo line in the mostly funny tent storyline.
  • Larry: The man just brings joy and laughter to every episode. Love that even with all the bullshit he deals with at work his life is awesome outside the office; gorgeous wife and sweet daughters who love him, etc..
  • Rob Huebel: Was very funny as the tent king of southern Indiana. Delivered some great lines. “Tentagon.”
  • Best Line: Ron: “There is no silence anymore. There is only Doc McStuffins.”

The Bad:

  • Andy: The adult ‘kid’ routine started to get old midway through the plot with Ron.
  • Rashida Jones: Her quick return as sweet Ann Perkins was boring. Congrats on the baby! But that was blah.

Overall:

Ben’s story with Tom and Larry (and Rob Huebel) carried the day on “Galentine’s Day”; the Ben/Larry relationship is definitely one to hope the writers continue exploring. Ben’s ‘Dead Poets’ scene was funny, but there was a great sweetness baked in b/c really, we all love Larry (and his drop-dead gorgeous family). One of the better episodes of the season.

 

Rating: 7/10

Parks and Recreation airs on NBC at 8:30 pm (ET/PT) on Thursday nights.

What did you think of tonight’s episode?