Parks and Recreation: Season 3, Episode 1

Go Big or Go Home (20 Jan. 2011)

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Leslie encourages Ann to go on a date with Chris so that she can ask for money for Leslie's department, while Ron, Andy, and Tom put together a two-team youth basketball league.



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Leslie tries to convince Chris and Ben to give the parks department more money, and when she fails to persuade them, she enlists Ann's help. Meanwhile, Ron and Andy coach youth basketball, and April returns with surprising news. Written by NBC Publicity

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Still great
9 April 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I expect many shows to be the type of show that starts out really well and just gets less and less wonderful as the writers run out of ideas and the expectations get higher, but Parks and Recreation seems to be getting better and better. The season starts out strongly. There is more of the character Chris, who seemed like a one-episode guest star type of character - though this is the most recent episode I've seen and I'm not sure if he's here to stay yet.

The supremely annoying Mark seems to be out of the picture and it also seems like Ben is starting to become a recurring character. The episode picks off after the summer of the events in the second season. Andy and April will probably be together within the next few episodes. These are just a few fairly obvious thoughts I had while watching the episode.

It's a great episode. And as far as comedy's concerned, the episode hits big.

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