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Parks and Recreation

Season 5 2012 - 2013

  • 2012-09-21T01:00:00+01:00 on NBC
  • 22 mins
  • 7 hours, 42 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy

The fifth season of Parks and Recreation originally aired in the United States on the NBC television network, from September 20, 2012 and concluded on May 2, 2013. This season consisted of 22 episodes.

22 episodes

5x01 Ms. Knope Goes to Washington

  • Season Premiere

    2012-09-21T01:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Leslie and Andy visit Ben and April at their new jobs in Washington D.C.. Ron throws a thank you barbeque for the entire Parks and Recreation staff.

5x02 Soda Tax

  • 2012-09-28T01:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Leslie wages war on obesity in Pawnee by passing a city-wide soda tax. Andy tries to get in shape for his police entrance exam. Ben struggles to connect with the interns in his office.

5x03 How a Bill Becomes a Law

  • 2012-10-05T01:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Leslie helps a swim team get more practice time. Ron finds himself filling a pothole. April and Ben take a road trip to Pawnee.

5x04 Sex Education

  • 2012-10-19T01:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

An STD outbreak amongst Pawnee seniors prompts Leslie to conduct a sex education class. Ron helps Tom adjust to life without technology. Ben and April meet Congressman Murray for the first time.

5x05 Halloween Surprise

  • 2012-10-26T01:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

A job offer for Ben causes Leslie to contemplate their future. Ron and Andy take Diane's girls out trick-or-treating. Tom searches for a new business idea.

5x06 Ben's Parents

  • 2012-11-09T01:00:00+00:00 — 21 mins

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.

5x07 Leslie vs. April

  • 2012-11-16T01:00:00+00:00 — 21 mins

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

5x08 Pawnee Commons

  • 2012-11-30T01:00:00+00:00 — 21 mins

Leslie is suspicious about a new park design from an Eagleton architect. Tom asks the office for help with his new business. Andy tries to make his job as a security guard exciting.

5x09 Ron and Diane

  • 2012-12-07T01:00:00+00:00 — 21 mins

Ron's nomination for a woodworking award is threatened by the arrival of Tammy II. Jerry hosts a holiday party and some of his friends are shocked to find they were not invited.

5x10 Two Parties

  • 2013-01-18T01:00:00+00:00 — 21 mins

Ben and Leslie's rival bachelor and bachelorette parties each take on a very different tune.

5x11 Women in Garbage

  • 2013-01-25T01:00:00+00:00 — 21 mins

Leslie and April work as trash collectors to prove a point about gender in city government. Ron has his hands full while he babysits Diane's kids.

5x12 Ann's Decision

  • 2013-02-08T01:00:00+00:00 — 21 mins

Ann tries to get to know herself as Leslie meddles in one of her biggest life decisions. Things go south when Ben enlists the guys to help choose a caterer for the wedding.

5x13 Emergency Response

  • 2013-02-15T01:00:00+00:00 — 21 mins

Leslie and Ben organize a black tie gala to raise money for their park. Andy prepares to take his Police Academy Exam. Ron fills in for Leslie on Pawnee Today.

5x14 Leslie and Ben

  • 2013-02-22T01:00:00+00:00 — 21 mins

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

5x15 Correspondents' Lunch

  • 2013-02-22T01:00:00+00:00 — 21 mins

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.

5x16 Bailout

  • 2013-03-15T00:00:00+00:00 — 21 mins

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

5x17 Partridge

  • 2013-04-05T01:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

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.

5x18 Animal Control

  • 2013-04-12T01:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

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.

5x19 Article Two

  • 2013-04-19T01:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

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.

5x20 Jerry's Retirement

  • 2013-04-19T01:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

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.

5x21 Swing Vote

  • 2013-04-26T01:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

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.

5x22 Are You Better Off?

  • 2013-05-03T01:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

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.