Parks And Recreation One in 8,000 Episode 20 Season 6 – TV Review

The episode before the last episode of season six delivers some big news for Leslie and Ben, setting up a big storyline when season seven of Parks and Recreation rolls around in the fall.

Check below for the full review….

The Players:

  • Director: Dean Holland
  • Writers: Joe Mande, Donick Cary
  • 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: “One in 8,000″

Leslie and Ben run a charity auction to raise funds for the unity concert. April steps in to manage Andy’s schedule, while Donna asks Ron for help with her ex-boyfriend.

The Good:

  • 3: The news of Ben and Leslie expecting triplets was definitely unexpected. Twins would have worked, but no, everyone voted that triplets is the way to go. It seems the writers are diving head first into the Leslie-as-new-mom storyline for season 7.
  • Donna: She looked great and she’s a Seattle Sounders fan. Her plot with Ron didn’t achieve much, but she’s always fun to watch.
  • Reaction: Donna’s reaction to Ben and Leslie telling everyone the baby news was best: “What the F**k!!”
  • Ben: He takes notes on possible t-shirt ideas, which is cool, and now we know he isn’t really a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, unless maybe we’re talking about the long ago original line-up.
  • Ron’s Work Goggles: Sad to say the best part of his plot with Donna and Joe.
  • Larry: The quick look on his face when Leslie tells him that his all-nighter working on soil samples was useless: awesome.
  • Best Line: Ron: “I’m on to you, friend. Tread lightly.”

The Bad:

  • Hand: What did having Ben cut his hand on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitar accomplish? He’s stressed, we got that all episode, so not sure rushing him to the ER for a cut hand was necessary.
  • Craig: Last week Craig yelled a lot and it was charming. This week it was annoying as hell.
  • April-Andy: Their plot was no better than the other two, and April did not have her usual A-game. Even her scene with Larry didn’t spark at all.


“One in 8,000″ was certainly a feel-good kind of episode, what with the big news that Leslie and Ben have triplets on the way, but it wasn’t a particularly funny episode. Not a lot of laughs on the night. All three plots mostly fizzled, and it was a step back from last week’s very funny “Flu Season 2″. And now it’s on to the season finale, setting up next season, which should be all babies all the time.


Rating: 6/10

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

What did you think of tonight’s episode?