Parks and Recreation: Season 5, Episode 11

Women in Garbage (24 Jan. 2013)

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Leslie and April volunteer to work on a garbage truck to fight sexism in city government, Ron has a frightening experience babysitting Diane's girls, and Andy and Ben try to teach basketball to Tom.



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Leslie and April volunteer to work on a garbage truck to fight sexism in city government, Ron has a frightening experience babysitting Diane's girls, and Andy and Ben try to teach basketball to Tom.

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Parks and Recreation Women in Garbage
26 January 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Ann, Leslie and April talk to an old female council member. They speak about the men being inappropriate. Ron is made watch Diane's kids who are very loud and do not like much people in the office. Leslie try's to get a bill past to help women. Chris supports her idea and wants to help her. Tom asks Ben and Andy to help him play basketball to help his store. Leslie try's to get her commission passed in front of a room of men who do not treat her equal wanting her to leave. Leslie then wants to prove a point by being bin men for a day. Ron is given Diane's kids once again and asks Ann for some help. Tom try's to play basketball and is not really that good. Ann enjoys spending time with Diane's kids teaching them how to be doctors. April and Leslie do very well at being garbage men being faster then the actual men. Tom feels he is doing well at basketball and when he plays some young kids they beat him easily. Leslie and April do an extra job being made to move a heavy fridge. Leslie and April are then told not even men could move it but do not want to give up. Diane sees her kids cut their hair with Ann's scissors and Diane just laughs about it. The two then say their love to each other which must have been hard for Ron. Leslie completes the movement of the fridge and three women are then hired to be bin women. This was a great episode and I just supported Leslie which made me enjoy the episode so much. Everything else was also gunny and Lucy Lawless is starting to grow on me now.

EPISODE GRADE: B+ (MVP: Amy Poehler)

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