Parks and Recreation: Season 5, Episode 16

Bailout (14 Mar. 2013)

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Leslie runs into unexpected problems when she proposes a "bailout" of a failing movie rental store, Ann tries to make friends with April while waiting for an answer from Chris, and Tom ... See full summary »



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Leslie runs into unexpected problems when she proposes a "bailout" of a failing movie rental store, Ann tries to make friends with April while waiting for an answer from Chris, and Tom tries to stand up to a scary new worker at Rent-A-Swag. Written by

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Parks and Recreation Bailout
15 March 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Leslie trying to save a video store turns into a government bailout where classic movies are not saved but instead the government were able to turn it into a porn movie store. Chris was able to say yes to Ann about the baby which could work out nice for the two characters who really belong together. Ann and April together always is great together because one is dry and their comedy styles clash creating great comedic tension. The funniest moment of the episode was Donna, April and Ann singing a quick song together because it is a quite random moment for a show like this. Tom's store storyline also was funny with the addition of Jenny Slate as Mona Lisa the sister of Ben Schwartz's Jean-Ralphio. Another funny episode for the show with so many great moments even including a porn version of Leslie and Ron where Ron is played by a black man.

EPISODE GRADE: B+ (MVP: Rashida Jones)

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