17 April 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I ask the Louvre for a refund... For a show late into its sixth season, "Parks and Rec" has done a surprisingly good job of avoiding classic sitcom story tropes. Obviously, there have been familiar romantic comedy elements throughout the run, but it's very rare that I look at the individual stories of an episode and think, "Well, I've seen that a few dozen times before," even when done well. "One in 8,000," though, is one of the more familiar sitcom-style episodes the show has done. We have Ben and Leslie trying not to panic over the news that they are having more babies than anticipated, we have Andy trying  to keep their secret until they're ready to announce it, and we have Ron trying to protect Donna from her ex-boyfriend Joe. In this case, I have seen all these stories before, »


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