Parks and Recreation Recap: The One Percent

Let’s just get one thing out of the way: There’s no way Tom Haverford doesn’t get tickets to the Watch the Throne tour. It’s impossible — even after draining all of Entertainment 7Wenty’s funds, he’s seeing this show if he has to join the road crew wrangling Kanye’s pleated leather kilts. A minor quibble.

And the only one, really. It’s hard to think of an episode of Parks and Recreation that better showcases this ensemble of core and satellite characters (and character actors) and pitch-perfect writing and sweet-as-salgar tone. After last week’s ethics trial, which was mostly the Leslie Show, everyone gets a moment, not the least of whom is Ron Swanson, master craftsman, who’s finally found a material he can’t work with: graham crackers and gingerbread, which would bother him if he were an 8-year-old girl. Read More...


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