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Review: Parks and Recreation - Kaboom

by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 23rd 2009 3:02AM
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No more pit! I figured that the giant hole would eventually be filled in, but I had a feeling that it would take much longer than this. But after only 12 episodes of the entire series, Ann now sees a dirt lot when she looks out of the window of her home. Oh, progress.

Speaking of progress, I haven't been the biggest fan of Andy, but I enjoyed him in this episode. Before, when he turned up, it was mostly just to show how pathetic he is, but this week, in addition to that, he actually helped move the plot along in a big way. He gave up $100,000 for Ann, which honestly, seems like a terrible idea to me. I understand that he's in love with her and all, but there's no guarantee that she's going to get back with him, and a hundred grand is a hundred grand, you know?

Although, doing something nice for Ann probably gives him a better chance of getting back together with her than just making a bunch of money. Ann doesn't necessarily want to date a guy who lives in a pit, but he didn't live there when she dumped him initially.

She dumped him initially because he's the type of dude who would live with a huge cast on his leg for longer than he needed, just to keep his girlfriend waiting on him hand and foot. A bunch of money wouldn't change that, but showing her that he actually cares just may.

What kind of weirded me out about this episode is that it was basically a giant advertisement for KaBoom, which despite what Paul Scheer says at the end, is actually a real thing. Granted, they could do a lot worse than advertising for a company that builds playgrounds for kids, but it still has kind of an odd, infomercial kind of feel.

Regardless, I love rule-breaking Leslie and how on board Ann is with her crazy ideas. This is the second week in a row that we haven't heard from Dave, though, and I'm wondering what's going on with he and Leslie after their first and second dates. I also miss the interplay between the people in the office -- there wasn't nearly enough Aziz Ansari in this episode at all. Despite all of that, it was still way better than last week's episode.

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This was the first episode of the show I've seen. I'll make it a point to see the next one.

October 24 2009 at 7:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This episode had some really hilarious moments. The opening with Leslie's insane purchases was funny. But I loved that Leslie found her Toby in this episode. I have no idea what that characters name is but I look forward to seeing him get torn apart needlessly for a while. And I loved Ron Swanson's ka-speech.

October 23 2009 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Now the real question is this: who would win in a fight? Ron Swanson or Sue Sylvester?

October 24 2009 at 1:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I loved the cold open with all the credit card purchases.
$150 for a Hogwarts Graduation certificate?

October 23 2009 at 12:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

One of the best of the season. Aziz wasn't around much but he had the best line - paraphrasing - "I have two doing caps in my wallet."

October 23 2009 at 10:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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