"Simple solution: I break into her college and I change her degree to accounting. Easy. On my way out, look up at the blackboard, what is that? Impossible math equation? I solve it. X equals Y, obviously. Professor comes up to me and says, "I've been working on that for 50 years. Why don't you accept this math trophy?" By the time he turns around, I'm gone."Andy ❤
I wish life was a little like Parks & Rec. Like, what's the point of being just as April if everybody hates you and you can't achieve anything because you're not likeable? I mean... All this potential... Going to waste... Oh my, I'm such a miserable person.
[7.6/10] I enjoyed this one and the way it paid off the “April wants a new job” story that’s been percolating for a while. It makes sense that April would still be apprehensive about telling Leslie what she wants, given how bulldozing Leslie can be. But the moment of the confrontation feels earned, and I have to admit, there’s something pretty great about Leslie using Madeleine Albright as her sounding board to get to a good place on it. April’s confession that she loves and is grateful to Leslie, and Leslie setting her up with the American Service organization is a nice way to pay the story off, particularly with April deciding she wants to work there. It’s a bit too much of an ad for the place, but it works and the episode sets it up well.
Speaking of things that work well even though they feel a bit pandering, the bits with all the politicians were, surprisingly, a comedic highlight. I particularly liked Corey Booker and Orin Hatch’s enthusiasm for their “Across the Isle” Polynesian Folk band -- both were good sports and surprisingly good actors in it. But Leslie run-ins with the muckety-mucks of D.C. were all good fun.
Lastly, I also enjoyed the story of Ben, Ron, and Andy trying to find April a good job in Pawnee, and settling on being a consultant at Ben’s old accounting firm. For one thing, Barney from the accounting firm never fails to make me laugh, but it also creates a project for the whole team to work together on (I love Ben’s “get me Gary Girgich!” close up) and allows Andy to be the “well-meaning goofball” with his hilarious fireworks and April mask stunt.
Overall, a good episode that pays off a major storyline in the season and delivers some good comedy at the same time.