Parks and Recreation (season 6)

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Parks and Recreation (season 6)
Parks and Recreation Season 6 Box Art.jpg
Region 1 DVD cover art
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Original runSeptember 26, 2013 (2013-09-26) – April 24, 2014 (2014-04-24)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1August 19, 2014 (2014-08-19)[1]
Region 2November 17, 2014 (2014-11-17)[2]
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List of Parks and Recreation episodes
 
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Parks and Recreation (season 6)
Parks and Recreation Season 6 Box Art.jpg
Region 1 DVD cover art
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Original runSeptember 26, 2013 (2013-09-26) – April 24, 2014 (2014-04-24)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1August 19, 2014 (2014-08-19)[1]
Region 2November 17, 2014 (2014-11-17)[2]
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 5
Next →
Season 7
List of Parks and Recreation episodes

The sixth season of Parks and Recreation originally aired in the United States on the NBC television network, from September 26, 2013 with an hour long premiere, and concluded on April 24, 2014 with an hour-long finale.[3] It premiered in its new Thursday 8:00 pm timeslot.[4] This season consisted of 22 episodes.[3] The show moved to Thursdays at 8:30 pm beginning with its 100th episode.[5]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On July 31, 2013, it was reported by BuzzFeed that Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones would be leaving the series around the middle of the season.[22] Their final episode was episode 13, "Ann and Chris". Due to the departure of Jones and Lowe, longtime regulars Jim O'Heir and Retta were added to the show's opening credit sequence starting with episode 14, "Anniversaries". Jones appears as a special guest star in episode 17 when Ann has her baby.

Chris Pratt was absent for much of the early part of the season, due to him filming Guardians of the Galaxy in London. Executive producer Michael Schur stated the show went to London for the first two episodes in order for Pratt's character Andy to make an appearance. Pratt made a brief return in the sixth episode, with Schur adding that Pratt would return to the series in the tenth episode, the series' 100th episode.[23]

In February 2014, NBC announced a digital tie-in for the show, titled "The Hapley Group", which aired on February 20. Created "to help viewers remain engaged with their favorite programs" while NBC broadcasts the 2014 Winter Olympics, it featured Jay Jackson, Matt Besser, Nick Kroll and Mo Collins reprising their roles as Perd Hapley, Crazy Ira, The Douche, and Joan Callamezzo, respectively, with Seth Morris as Mike Patterson, a new character who will recur on the TV show as well.[24] The tie-in, directed by Morgan Sackett and written by Greg Levine, features the characters in a heated, political round-table discussion of Pawnee’s hot topics.[25] Retta tweeted on February 27, 2014 that filming for the season had finished.[26]

Episodes[edit]

denotes an hour-long episode.

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(million)
91/921/2"London"Dean HollandMichael SchurSeptember 26, 2013 (2013-09-26)3.27[27]
Diane tells Ron that she's pregnant, Ron proposes, and they get married in the municipal building. Leslie wins an international award that takes her, Ben, Andy, April and Ron to London, while Tom learns who his business competitor is. Ann and Chris progress in their relationship.
933"The Pawnee-Eagleton Tip Off Classic"Nicole HolofcenerAlan YangOctober 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)3.14[28]
Leslie, Ben and Chris go to Eagleton on government business, while Ann takes April to her veterinary school orientation in Bloomington. Ron attempts to destroy every piece of evidence of his existence after receiving a junk mail flier, and Ann suggests that she and Chris move away from Pawnee after their baby is born.
944"Doppelgängers"Jay KarasDonick CaryOctober 10, 2013 (2013-10-10)3.23[29]
Leslie pairs the Pawnee Parks Department with their Eagleton counterparts, however, none of them seem to get along. Jerry comes out of retirement to become the Parks' department filer. Ann tells Leslie that she and Chris are planning to move away from Pawnee to Michigan, which Leslie does not take well.
955"Gin It Up!"Jorma TacconeMatt MurrayOctober 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)3.27[30]
When Donna uses the department's Twitter account instead of her own, Leslie helps calm the over reaction to the sex-themed tweet. Elsewhere, Tom tries to impress someone who stops by the Parks Department by making her simple request take extra long, and Ron meets with a lawyer to craft his last will.
966"Filibuster"Morgan SackettHarris WittelsNovember 14, 2013 (2013-11-14)3.03[31]
Andy returns briefly from London, while Ron takes Donna hunting after failing at a computer version. Leslie plans an 1990s themed birthday party for Ben, only to miss it in order to attend a filibuster to fight for the rights of former Eagletonians to vote.
977"Recall Vote"Wendey StanzlerAisha MuharrarNovember 14, 2013 (2013-11-14)3.03[31]
Leslie prepares Halloween festivities at town hall on the day of her recall vote, while Ron convinces Tom to sell his business in order to gain money through the deal.
988"Fluoride"Michael TrimMatt HubbardNovember 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)2.81[32]
Leslie accepts that she has been recalled, and attempts to introduce Eagleton's water fluoridation to Pawnee, using a new attitude as a lame duck, but Jamm ruins it with fear-mongering. Tom counters with T-Dazzle, a rebrand, but Jamm decides to introduce Drink-ems, an unhealthy drink to replace water. Leslie berates Sweetums for the Drink-ems idea, which costs Ben his job. Needing Ben to have a job, Leslie decides to apologize, but through encouragement from Ben, she gets Tom to once again rebrand fluoride as H2-Flow, which successfully works. Meanwhile, Chris tries to learn parenting techniques from a reluctant Ron, who is really just showing him how to build a crib. Elsewhere, Donna gets upset with April for choosing spirit dogs for the department, and choosing hers under basic explanations.
999"The Cones of Dunshire"Julie Anne RobinsonDave KingNovember 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)2.81[32]
Leslie faces off with Councilman Jamm on a park proposal. Laid-off Ben gets a new hobby, before accepting a job offer from an accounting firm that has been courting him for two years. Tom, April and Donna help Ron sell his cabin. Chris gets Leslie to finally come to terms with his and Ann's move to Michigan.
10010"Second Chunce"Dean HollandAmy Poehler & Michael SchurJanuary 9, 2014 (2014-01-09)3.43[33]
Leslie comes to terms on her last days in office, when Councilmen Dexhart gets into another scandal, she tries to convince the department to run again. Meanwhile, Ann and Chris find out that they are having a boy. Andy comes home from London.
10111"New Beginnings"Alan YangSam MeansJanuary 16, 2014 (2014-01-16)3.05[34]
Leslie returns to her old job and Ben becomes City Manager after Chris stepped down. April and Andy pull pranks on Ben.
10212"Farmers Market"Adam ScottJoe MandeJanuary 23, 2014 (2014-01-23)2.98[35]
Leslie fights with Ben over the ways the new Farmers Market is being handled. The department gets annoyed with Ann's pregnancy aspects. April supports Andy on playing music for children.
10313"Ann and Chris"Dean HollandAisha Muharrar & Michael SchurJanuary 30, 2014 (2014-01-30)3.03[36]
Leslie throws a goodbye party for Ann and Chris, and tries to fulfill a promise by finally beginning to break ground on Pawnee Commons (the project that got her and Ann together). The guys search for a going-away gift for Chris. Ann and Chris say their goodbyes and leave Pawnee.
10414"Anniversaries"Morgan SackettMegan AmramFebruary 27, 2014 (2014-02-27)2.52[37]
Ben tries to surprise Leslie with an anniversary gifts, but ends up spending more time with Larry. Donna doesn't show up for work, so April tries to discipline her using the internet which backfires. Leslie tries to put a spin on the Pawnee-Eagleton merger. Andy and Tom come up with a idea to hold a concert to celebrate the merger. Meanwhile, Ron writes letters to all the things he hates.
10515"The Wall"Ken WhittinghamJen StatskyMarch 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)2.95[38]
Ben and Tom try to get sponsors for the Pawnee/Eagleton unity concert and Tom ends up getting an investment offer for one of his ideas; Leslie tries to tear down the wall dividing the two towns, only to release bees, causing Jamm to propose a secede bill; Leslie also gets an offer to run a new National Parks office out of Chicago. Diane has her baby, and Ron brings him to work with him as he rebuilds an abandoned floor in Town Hall.
10616"New Slogan"Dean HollandAlan Yang & Sam MeansMarch 13, 2014 (2014-03-13)2.72[39]
Ben revamps the Pawnee website, on which Leslie solicits suggestions for a new town slogan, but The Douche convinces his radio listeners to write in obscene slogans. April tries to keep Tom from leaving by saying bad things about potential restaurant locations. She realizes Donna was doing the same thing by showing him awful locations, so they both try to make things right. Andy discovers Ron is Duke Silver and tries to convince him to play the unity concert.
10717"Galentine's Day"Beth McCarthy-MillerEmma Fletcher & Rachna FruchbomMarch 20, 2014 (2014-03-20)3.05[40]
Leslie throws a Galentine's Day brunch in an effort to find a new best friend. Ben, Tom and Larry search for tents for the Unity Concert. With new parental instincts Ron looks after Andy. Meanwhile, Leslie visits Ann after she gives birth to her baby, Oliver.
10818"Prom"Ken WhittinghamMatt Murray & Harris WittelsApril 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)2.67[41]
After it is cut from the budget, Leslie brings back the senior prom, and asks Ben and Tom to be DJs. Andy tries everything to get April, who hates prom, to go with him.
10919"Flu Season 2"Nick OffermanMegan Amram & Dave KingApril 10, 2014 (2014-04-10)2.56[42]
Leslie and Andy try to find music for the unity concert while battling the flu; Donna, Tom and April go wine tasting for Tom's new restaurant. Ron and Ben have a bonding session. Later, Ben realizes he wants to start a family, and Leslie announces that she is pregnant.
11020"One in 8,000"Dean HollandDonick Cary & Joe MandeApril 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)2.39[43]
Leslie and Ben try to keep Leslie's pregnancy a secret, which proves a problem when they realize she is having triplets. Meanwhile, Donna seeks Ron's help dealing with her ex-boyfriend at a school, and April organizes Andy's schedule while trying to learn his secret. Leslie and Ben eventually tell the office, with everyone offering some form of help to them once the babies arrive.
111/11221/22"Moving Up"Michael SchurAisha Muharrar & Alan YangApril 24, 2014 (2014-04-24)2.71[44]
Leslie, Ben and Andy visit San Francisco for a National Parks Conference, where Ben convinces Leslie to take the job in Chicago. Tom opens his restaurant early, which backfires and the investor pulls out. The Parks Department holds the Pawnee/Eagleton Unity Concert, which is a success. Tom reopens his restaurant the night of the concert, having better luck this time and gaining another investor. Later, Leslie convinces her National Parks boss to bring her job to Pawnee, using the City Hall building's third floor that Ron has finished renovating. Three years in the future, Leslie is shown being stressed but successful at her new job, while she and Ben raise their triplets.

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