Review: Parks and Recreation - Greg Pikitis
by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 30th 2009 12:15PM
(S02E07) Pikitis! I loved this episode. After hitting a real low for me two weeks ago, last week's episode was an improvement, but this week's really lived up to its potential. Even Andy, who I haven't been completely thrilled with as a character this season, was hilarious ("I'm not crying; I'm just allergic to jerks!"). It's also really nice to see people on Leslie's side. How awesome was Dave with her? I wasn't so sure about him when he first showed up, but he's becoming more and more fun every episode he's in.
So we find out that Leslie's mortal enemy is a high school kid who just happens to have a name that's a lot of fun to yell in anger. Which, of course Leslie's mortal enemy is some 16-year-old punk. I will say this though: he's good: Between hiring the fake mom off of Craigslist and his janitor disguise that he used to break into the Parks office, maybe Leslie wasn't being completely ridiculous when she classified him as a James Bond-type criminal mastermind.
Speaking of the Parks office vandalism, am I the only one who totally thought it was an inside job? That maybe Jerry had just finally snapped after all of the abuse he takes week after week (his designated role as office whipping boy is something else that I love) and TP'd the whole office? Especially because when Andy and Leslie were cleaning up, one of the things that was spray-painted on the wall was, "your coffee sucks," which, as far as graffiti goes, is pretty random.
I'm also glad to see the pit not get mentioned in this episode. While there's still stuff that needs to be done with it, since it's just a pile of dirt now, I'm glad that every episode doesn't need to center around it. No matter how funny everything is, I'm not sure of, "it's a show about a pit," as a lasting concept.
I was dismayed when we found out a few weeks ago that Tom's marriage was a Green Card marriage, because I really wanted the creepy dude to win, just once. However, the little scene with his wife talking to Ron about how they can split up in a few months without raising any eyebrows, looks like it's going to lead to some interesting storylines. I don't want to see little Tom sad!
Also, I'm with April: Anne's nice and all, but I would definitely rather watch three Jonas brothers making out with three Robert Pattinsons.
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