Nick Offerman jumps into the director’s chair for “Flu Season 2″, the latest episode of Parks and Recreation, which blends a whole lot of wine and good news.
Check below for the full review….
- Director: Nick Offerman
- Writers: Dave King, Megan Amram
- 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: “Flu Season 2″
Leslie and Andy battle the flu while trying to book performers for the Unity Concert; Tom searches for a sommelier for his new restaurant at a wine competition; and Ben seeks Ron’s help with a personal matter.
- Jeff Tweedy: The Wilco frontman kicks off the rundown because… well, because he’s Jeff Tweedy! Great cameo, which featured Tweedy, as the former lead singer of Land Ho, going head-to-head to with Andy.
- Cold Open: Andy’s rapid-fire sneeze attack plus Larry in a plastic tent quarantine was perhaps the best cold open of the season.
- April: Just rocked the comedy at the wine tasting and throughout the episode. How funny was the drunken shout-out to Norbit, Pluto Nash and The Klumps?
- Tom’s Bistro: If only he’d named it Tom’s Diner and someone could have busted out the Suzanne Vega song – like all the time. Tom also said: “Xander my mander,” which was funny!
- Craig: The yelling is so annoying, yet still funny. How is that? He busted out a sweet David Sedaris line and dropped Macy Gray into the conversation. No doubt referencing 1999′s sweet On How Life Is album.
- Chipp McCapp: The whole yelling at his dad was both mean and hilarious. And then he blasts him with the paint gun – wow!
- Sam: We should all be so lucky to chill with a guy like Sam Elliot. The other Ron delivered the goods tonight.
- Best Line: Ben: “You know this hobo?”
- Best Line II – Electric Boogaloo: Ron: “I don’t drink alcohol from that portion of the color spectrum.”
- Ben’s Hair: His hair is held in high regard around here, so not sure what to make of the pompadour thing going on.
Arguable the best episode of the up and down season 6. And hey, Leslie is up the stick. Congratulations! Now we know what to expect in season 7 – all baby all the time. Leslie as mom-to-be could yield many laughs, so it’s something to look forward to next season. As for “Flu Season 2″, it was ‘classic’ Parks: the writing and the acting just clicked together perfectly. There was no weak plot and the laughs kept coming from start to finish.
Parks and Recreation airs on NBC at 8:30 pm (ET/PT) on Thursday nights.
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