Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
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One Last Ride 

Leslie and Ben both receive offers to run for governor of Indiana in 2025. But before they decide on which person will take the offer, Ben has one final surprise for Leslie.

Director:

Michael Schur

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Poehler ... Leslie Knope
Aziz Ansari ... Tom Haverford
Nick Offerman ... Ron Swanson
Aubrey Plaza ... April Ludgate
Chris Pratt ... Andy Dwyer
Adam Scott ... Ben Wyatt
Jim O'Heir ... Jerry Gergich
Retta ... Donna Meagle
Billy Eichner ... Craig Middlebrooks
Rashida Jones ... Ann Perkins
Rob Lowe ... Chris Traeger
Kathryn Hahn ... Jennifer Barkley
Christie Brinkley ... Gayle Gergich
Henry Winkler ... Dr. Saperstein
Ben Schwartz ... Jean-Ralphio
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Storyline

Leslie and Ben both receive offers to run for governor of Indiana in 2025. But before they decide on which person will take the offer, Ben has one final surprise for Leslie.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

April is made to look older in the flash forward in 2025 with glasses and greyish hair. But when Leslie is giving her farewell speech in 2035 and the camera pans to the audience, April looks the same as she did in 2017, with no glasses and youthful-looking hair. See more »

Goofs

When Leslie is offering Ron the job of overseeing Gryzzl's national park, a cameraman is visible behind Ron. See more »

Quotes

[Last Lines]
Ben Wyatt: You ready, babe?
Leslie Knope: Yes. I'm ready.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the episode, the cast says "We love you Harris!", referring to cast and crew member Harris Wittels, who died February 19, five days before the finale aired. See more »

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Remember
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Performed by Mouse Rat
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Season 7: Bows out with a solid season that only occasionally feels a little heavy in its sentiment
2 July 2016 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

This half-season of P&R does have the feeling of being a little more than was needed to close out this show; in particular the start of the season and its continuation of the jump forward in time felt a little clunky in the way it works its narrative. This does not last long though and the season sets up a reasonably solid narrative which provides a frame for the final episodes. It does occasionally feel overly sentimental and tidy in how it does this, but mostly it is funny and allows the characters to play out their threads in ways that are in keeping with the seasons before, and brings it to a close fairly well.

It doesn't totally avoid the sense of it congratulating itself though, and some of the material leans towards sentiment. The Johnny Karate episode in particular didn't really work for me, and sometimes the plotting goes too far in the search of a happy ending for all, but mostly it works pretty well. The cast seem to enjoy themselves but don't lose sight of their characters; only Pratt stands out by virtue of how toned he is throughout. Okay it has the slightly bloated and celebratory feeling of a reunion tour, but it is still pretty funny as it does it and it serves as a surprisingly neat and enjoyable conclusion to the show.


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