No cast on television has a better on screen rapport than Parks and Recreation. It’s a testament to that strength that they can pair up virtually any two characters and have them go on an amusing adventure. That being said, it’s always more fun when you can put the entire group together. The show has done party episodes in the past, often with hilarious results (Ron Swanson dancing on Snake Juice anyone?). Though there have been some classics, when we reflect back on the series during President Nick Cannon’s first term in office, we may consider “Two Parties” the best one of the bunch.
The reason this episode ascends above other Parks and Recreation party spots is because “Two Parties” accomplishes all of the things we expect from a typical episode. Despite the inherent debauchery that can come from bachelor and bachelorette parties, we were still able to work in moments that were touching, hilarious, and had some fun callbacks.