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Soda Tax 

Leslie faces threats and backlash if she votes in favor of a "soda tax," Ben tries to suck to his interns after he discovers that they're politically connected, and Andy's efforts to get in shape send Chris into a depression.

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April Ludgate
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Jerry Gergich
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Donna Meagle
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Ethel Beavers
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Bill Dexhart
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Leslie engages on her first mission as city councilor: Passing a city-wide tax on giant sodas. Chris helps Andy get in shape to prepare for his police entrance exam. Meanwhile, Ben struggles to connect with the interns in his office. Written by Mark

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27 September 2012 (USA)  »

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Ben references having played ultimate Frisbee in college in this episode. This is another early reference to his alma mater, Carleton - revealed in the next season episode, Parks and Recreation: Prom (2014) - which is particularly well know for its ultimate Frisbee team. See more »

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At the town hall meeting, Leslie asks the townspeople to hold up green squares if they agree and red if they disagree. In the next few shots, several townspeople are shown holding yellow squares (presumably neutral). This is never addressed. See more »

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Leslie Knope: Okay, anyone else?
Pearl: Yeah. If we put a tax on soda, I mean, what's next, income?
Leslie Knope: Sir, you don't pay your income tax?
Pearl: Whether or not I pay income tax is none of the government's business.
Leslie Knope: No... well... No, actually, it is.
Pearl: Well, you don't know my name or what I look like, so good luck finding me!
Terrence: I think we should tax all bad things. Like racism, and women's vaginas.
Ann Perkins: We're not taxing anyone's genitals.
Terrence: Then what the hell are we doing here? Come on, boys!
[Terrence and several other men walk out]
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References The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) See more »

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Composed by Gaby Moreno and Vincent Jones
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