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Parks and Recreation Exclusive: Amy Poehler to Direct May Sweeps Episode About [Spoiler Alert]

Leslie Knope’s race for city council on Parks and Recreation just got a major — some might say unfair — boost: An upcoming episode that finds Leslie facing off against her opponent in a debate was written and will be directed by the underdog candidate herself, Amy Poehler!

“It’s f—ing great,” declares executive producer Mike Schur of the episode, this season’s 20th. “It’s an awesome, funny script.”

Although Poehler has penned episodes of Parks and Rec before, this will be her first time stepping behind the cameras.

Schur isn’t revealing much else about the episode, save for the fact that the debate will be moderated by Pawnee talking head Perd Hapley.