Ben is unsure how to handle his new job running a charity for the Sweetums company, until some sound ideas from Andy help him set a new course. Archived from on June 15, 2011. Leslie helps a local swim team get more practice time by working on a new law that extends the hours at the community pool; Ron finds himself filling a pothole for a local woman Lucy Lawless as part of Chris' new plan to solve citizens' problems around the city; April and Ben take a road trip to Pawnee. Elsewhere, Ron needs medical help from Ann that he strongly resists; Ben, Tom and Andy continue working for the Sweetums charity foundation and find themselves trying to get Dennis Feinstein to make a large donation. Leslie feels bad for not being able to do so, but he shows Leslie his family albums and reminds Leslie that there is more to life than work achievements.
Ron and Andy take Diane's girls trick-or-treating and Tom looks for a new business idea. Ron and April take a management training course led by Chris, while Ann and Ben struggle to get a great gift for Leslie. Chris creates a 3-1-1 hotline for citizens to call with their problems leading Ron to help a citizen Diane fix a pothole in front of her house. Chris and Ann talk more about having a baby and restart their relationship. Tom looks to further his business but faces competition.
Archived from on October 29, 2012. Watch Parks and Recreation at CouchTuner. Ron later brings back Jerry for a few hours a week to help deflect the insults from Tom. She returns to the gala where Ben suggests they get married that night. This season consisted of 22 episodes.
Local nurse Ann Perkins demands a construction pit next to her house be filled in after her boyfriend, Andy Dwyer, fell in and broke his legs. Season 5 focuses on and her staff at the parks and recreation department of the fictional Indiana town of Pawnee. Elsewhere, Tom's lack of basketball ability leads to dubious help from Andy and Ben, while Ron must babysit Diane's kids and asks Ann for help. After Councilman Jamm sabotages the drill, asking the state representative to make the drill longer than it has to be, Ben takes over planning the gala. On , the season has a 95% approval rating with an average score of 8.
April, Andy and Tom testify on Ron's behalf, and later, the three blackmail Jamm into dropping the lawsuit. Archived from on June 18, 2011. Other storylines include and 's career move to Washington D. Archived from on June 18, 2011. Although not having an overarching storyline like Season 4, this season details the aftermath of Leslie's role as a Councilwoman in Pawnee. Meanwhile, Chris helps Tom with a difficult employee, and Ann is determined to make April her friend. Archived from on June 15, 2011.
Elsewhere, a depressed Chris has mood swings. Archived from on June 18, 2011. Ann continues to search for someone with whom to have a baby. Andy brings Burt Macklin back to help find the owner of a positive pregnancy test. This episode included cameos from players and and owner , players and , and. Ben returns to Pawnee and proposes to Leslie.
Ann and Chris take tests to determine their compatibility as parents but do poorly on them all. Chris holds a for Ben but ends up throwing one for each of Jerry, Tom, Andy and Ron when he learns they did not have one before their weddings. These episodes featured cameo appearances from senators , and , and then Vice President. Archived from on November 15, 2010. Tom asks Ann for relationship advice when he can't handle his horrible girlfriend. Archived from on October 21, 2012.
Archived from on June 6, 2014. Archived from on November 15, 2010. Meanwhile, Ben, Chris and Ron all get food poisoning when choosing a caterer for the wedding, and April is tasked with running a public forum on the Pawnee Commons project. As such, Ron strives to make his department as ineffective as possible, and favors hiring employees who do not care about their jobs or are poor at them. Leslie and her staff, including Tom Haverford and the uninterested summer intern April Ludgate , try encouraging community interest in the pit project, but meet resistance.