'Parks and Recreation' - 'Live Ammo': Let Leslie be Leslie


"Parks and Recreation" had all the ingredients in place to do a full-blown "West Wing" homage with its return from a five-week hiatus. The episode is called "Live Ammo," a reference to a line from Aaron Sorkin's late, great series. Bradley Whitford was a guest star. The "Parks" set features a couple of long hallways for walking and talking.Thursday's (April 19) show did feature a couple nods to "The West Wing," including a walk-and-talk scene between Leslie and Whitford's character, a Pawnee councilman. But the show wisely didn't go full Sorkin, because really, would you believe it if Ben or Ron or April suddenly started talking really quickly?Instead we got another in a line of consistently strong campaign stories, this one focusing on the conflict between Leslie's current parks department job and her electoral ambitions. It also made room for another excellent Ron-and-Chris teamup and a good B-story for Season 4 MVP contender Aubrey Plaza,...



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