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Hunting Trip 

Leslie tries to prove she can hang with the guys so she invites herself on Ron's annual hunting trip, but things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, April and Andy bond in the office while everyone is away.


Greg Daniels


Greg Daniels (created by), Michael Schur (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Amy Poehler ... Leslie Knope
Rashida Jones ... Ann Perkins
Paul Schneider ... Mark Brendanawicz
Aziz Ansari ... Tom Haverford
Nick Offerman ... Ron Swanson
Aubrey Plaza ... April Ludgate
Chris Pratt ... Andy Dwyer
Jim O'Heir ... Jerry Gergich
Retta ... Donna Meagle
Jay Johnston ... Ranger
Yvans Jourdain ... Councilman Howser
Travis Guba ... Roadside Mechanic


Leslie tries to prove she can hang with the guys so she invites herself on Ron's annual hunting trip, but things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, April and Andy bond in the office while everyone is away.

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19 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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This episode features on the Bonus Features of the Bridesmaids (2011) DVD. See more »


None of the guns are firing live ammunition. There is no recoil anytime someone pulls the trigger. See more »


Ron Swanson: You know Leslie, the Super Bowl is in a couple months, I usually watch it with my brothers. Maybe you can come by at halftime and shoot me in the head.
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References Predator (1987) See more »


Parks and Recreation Main Theme
Composed by Gaby Moreno and Vincent Jones
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Non-stop laugh riot!!
1 August 2018 | by brenbellaSee all my reviews

What is so great about these early Season 2 episodes (when the show firsts starts getting great) is that a lot of these episodes contain moments that will become signature trademarks, running gags, or important plot devices that will help evolve the show as a whole. Season 2's "Hunting Trip" is an episode that contains many important moments like those and I consider it to be one of the funniest and most influential Parks episodes in the series.

The episode is pretty self explanatory. The Parks department all go on a hunting trip together. An annual trip that normally just the men go on (except Tom), but Leslie feels it should be a trip that the whole department take together. This episode reminds me a lot of the previous episode "Boy's Club" because Leslie decides it is not right to discriminate the women in the office and they should have every right to go on a hunting trip just like the men. This storyline gets more and more bonkers as the episode goes a long.

I love the episodes that showcase Ron and Leslie butting heads and this is one of the best examples of that. There are so many great scenes like Tom getting pantsed, Ron getting shot in the head, Donna tackling Leslie, and Leslie talking to the Park Ranger. Also, Andy and April are stuck back at the office and their scenes together are just fantastic. These are the first scenes these two characters have had together and their chemistry is really incredible. Andy seems to bring out a more delightful side to April, and let me just say, these two will have a lot more scenes together in the future and it really all started with this episode.

Overall, "Hunting Trip" is an episode that showcases everything that is great about this wonderful show. If you are watching this for the first time and still are not on board, you might want to watch something else. However, if you love it just as much as I do, then keep on watching, because there are many more great episodes like this one, and the foundation of the entire series really stems from great scenes that originated from this episode.

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