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Season 05, Episode 01 Ms. Knope Goes To Washington

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Sep 21, 2012
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Ms. Knope Goes To Washington Sep 21, 2012 Leslie and Andy visit Ben and April at their new jobs in Washington D.C., and Leslie feels overwhelmed by the city -- especially after meeting two of her idols. Meanwhile, Ron throws a "thank you" barbeque for the entire Parks and Recreation staff.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Soda Tax

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Sep 28, 2012
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Soda Tax Sep 28, 2012 Leslie decides to wage war on obesity in Pawnee in her first mission as city councilor by passing a city-wide soda tax. Meanwhile, Andy tries to get in shape for his police-entrance exam, and Ben struggles to connect with the interns in his office.

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Season 05, Episode 03 How a Bill Becomes a Law

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Oct 5, 2012
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How a Bill Becomes a Law Oct 5, 2012 Leslie helps a local swim team get more practice time by working on a new law that extends the hours at the community pool; Ron finds himself filling a pothole for a local woman (Lucy Lawless) as part of Chris' new plan to solve citizens' problems around the city; April and Ben take a road trip to Pawnee.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Sex Education

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Oct 19, 2012
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Sex Education Oct 19, 2012 An STD outbreak amongst Pawnee seniors prompts Leslie to conduct a sex education class. Meanwhile, Ron helps Tom adjust to life without technology after his gadgets are taken away, and Ben and April meet Congressman Murray for the first time.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Halloween Surprise

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Oct 26, 2012
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Halloween Surprise Oct 26, 2012 A new job offer for Ben causes Leslie to contemplates their future. Meanwhile, Ron and Andy take Diane's girls out trick-or-treating, and Tom searches for a new business idea.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Ben's Parents

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Nov 9, 2012
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Ben's Parents Nov 9, 2012 Leslie is nervous about meeting Ben's divorced parents. Tom prepares to pitch his new business to Ron with Jean-Ralphio's help. Chris rides an emotional rollercoaster.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Leslie vs. April

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Nov 16, 2012
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Leslie vs. April Nov 16, 2012 Leslie gets upset when April tries to get Lot 48 made into a dog park. Meanwhile, Tom enlists Ben’s help as he tries to launch his new business venture, and Andy hones his crime scene investigation skills.

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Season 05, Episode 08 Pawnee Commons

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Nov 30, 2012
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Pawnee Commons Nov 30, 2012 Leslie and Ben meet with an architect from their rival town, Eagleton, about designs for a new park.

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Season 05, Episode 09 Ron and Diane

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Dec 7, 2012
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Ron and Diane Dec 7, 2012 Ron, Diane, and Leslie attend a wood working awards dinner after one of Ron's handcrafted chairs is nominated, but the happy occasion is threatened by the arrival of Tammy II. Meanwhile, Jerry hosts a holiday party at his home with his wife, and some of his friends are shocked to find they were not invited.

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Season 05, Episode 10 Two Parties

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Jan 18, 2013
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Two Parties Jan 18, 2013 Ben and Leslie's rival bachelor and bachelorette parties each take on a very different tune.

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Season 05, Episode 11 Women in Garbage

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Jan 25, 2013
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Women in Garbage Jan 25, 2013 Leslie is at a loss for words after the speech she prepared for a special event is stolen. Meanwhile, Ben begins his new job at the Sweetums Charity Foundation, and Ann summons the courage to ask an important question.

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Season 05, Episode 12 Ann's Decision

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Feb 8, 2013
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Ann's Decision Feb 8, 2013 Ann tries to get to know herself as Leslie meddles in one of her biggest life decisions. Meanwhile, things go south when Ben enlists the guys to help choose a caterer for the wedding.

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Season 05, Episode 13 Emergency Response

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Feb 15, 2013
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Emergency Response Feb 15, 2013 Leslie and Ben organize a black tie gala to raise money for their park, but their plans are derailed when a city-wide emergency response drill is called. Meanwhile, Andy prepares to take his Police Academy Exam and Ron fills in for Leslie on Pawnee Today.

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Season 05, Episode 14 Leslie and Ben

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Feb 22, 2013
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Leslie and Ben Feb 22, 2013 Leslie and Ben are getting married, and have to cram months of planning into two hours. Meanwhile, Ron's temper gets him in trouble.

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Season 05, Episode 15 Correspondents' Lunch

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Feb 22, 2013
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Correspondents' Lunch Feb 22, 2013 Leslie's speech she prepared for a special event is stolen. Ben begins his new job at the Sweetums Charity Foundation. Ann summons the courage to ask an important question.

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Season 05, Episode 16 Bailout

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Mar 15, 2013
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Bailout Mar 15, 2013 Leslie is determined to help a local video store stay in business, while Chris offers Tom advice on how to deal with a difficult employee. Elsewhere, Ann resorts to blackmail to get April to be her friend.

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Season 05, Episode 17 Partridge

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Apr 5, 2013
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Partridge Apr 5, 2013 Leslie accompanies Ben on a trip to his hometown which has offered him a key to the city. Ron deals with a lawsuit filed against him by Councilman Jamm. Ann and Chris take a parenting compatibility quiz.

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Season 05, Episode 18 Animal Control

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Apr 12, 2013
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Animal Control Apr 12, 2013 Leslie decides to give the Animal Control Department a much-needed makeover. Ann tries to get Ron the medical attention he needs. Ben, Tom, and Andy recruit donors for their charity foundation.

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Season 05, Episode 19 Article Two

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Apr 19, 2013
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Article Two Apr 19, 2013 Leslie works to get rid of outdated laws from the original town charter. April and Ron receive management training from Chris. Ben finds himself in a bidding war against Ann to win a present for Leslie.

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Season 05, Episode 20 Jerry's Retirement

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Apr 19, 2013
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Jerry's Retirement Apr 19, 2013 When Leslie finds out Jerry is retiring, she struggles with the proper way to commemorate the occasion. Chris and Ann prepare to have a baby together. Tom worries he will become the office punching bag once Jerry leaves.

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Season 05, Episode 21 Swing Vote

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Apr 26, 2013
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Swing Vote Apr 26, 2013 Leslie deems Ron's budget-cut proposals unacceptable. Andy and Ben celebrate a big donation made to their charity. Ann tries to solve Tom's girlfriend troubles.

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Season 05, Episode 22 Are You Better Off?

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May 3, 2013
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Are You Better Off? May 3, 2013 Leslie celebrates her first year as a city councilwoman. Retired Special Agent Burt Macklin is recalled to action. April gets some life-changing news. Tom debates a big business opportunity.

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