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Parks and Recreation Hot Shots: Ms. Knope Goes to Washington!

Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt are hightailing it to Washington D.C. in Parks and Recreation‘s fifth season (bowing Thursday, Sept. 20), and we’ve got your first look at their fun-filled trip to the East Coast.

The NBC comedy’s Season 5 opener — and beyond — finds the Pawnee lovebirds in the nation’s capital for political strategist Ben’s new job on a national campaign. And while they’re there — with Andy and April in tow! — they’ll mix it up with a slew of U.S. Senators like Barbara Boxer (California), John McCain (Arizona) and Olympia Snowe (Maine).

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Click through the hot shots below for a peek at the quartet’s time in D.C., and then hit the comments with your thoughts on the upcoming Parks and Rec field trip.



Comments (13)

  • I was thisclose to running the three blocks from my office to the White House to see them film. At least one of my senators will be making an appearance. Go Olympia!

    Comment by Jessie – August 22, 2012 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited for the new season to start!

    Comment by Katie – August 22, 2012 07:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not to nitpick, but that should be “nation’s” capital. I wish I could have gotten to see them while they were here too!

    Comment by Mcgoria – August 22, 2012 08:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ahhh! I was totally there when they shot the scenes on the second picture. So excited to see how it turned out. Was completely in awe to see this talented cast up close and personal

    Comment by B – August 22, 2012 08:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Pictured: (l-r) Senator John McCain, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope”

    Thanks for making that (l-r) distinction. I’d never have guessed otherwise.

    Comment by Rock Golf – August 22, 2012 09:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh, I can’t wait for them to come back!! I miss them!!

    Comment by Adam – August 22, 2012 10:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i like the way you think

      Comment by Fonold – September 11, 2012 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A. Washington DC is not a “state capital”.
    B. Nobody watches this show.

    Comment by Miffy – August 22, 2012 11:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • A. Literally millions of people watch this show.
      B. Why waste your time commenting a show you don’t care about?

      Comment by Kevin – August 23, 2012 03:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • A. i love this show
      B. why are you looking up information about a show you don’t watch?

      Comment by Fonold – September 11, 2012 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Leslie is clearly a Democrat! No Obama run-ins? or hell Pelosi?!

    Comment by Gary Joseph Gonsalves Jr. – August 23, 2012 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does anyone have news about political animals? i just watched season finale, Is it going to be renewed?

    Comment by T. GUCCI – August 23, 2012 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I recently got into parks and rec and watched every episode on Netflix in a little over a month. I am more excited about season 5 than I’ve ever been about any tv show. Love that the gang is going to washington especially with the upcoming election.

    Comment by Carter – September 6, 2012 08:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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