Parks and Recreation/The Banquet

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The Banquet
Season 1, Episode 5
Airdate May 7, 2009
Production Number 105
Written by Tucker Cawley
Directed by Beth McCarthy Miller
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The Banquet is the fifth episode of the first season of Parks and Recreation. A banquet is being held in Leslie Knope's mother's honor. A zoning board official is there that Leslie tries to get an earlier appointment with.

Starring: Amy Poehler (Leslie Knope), Rashida Jones (Ann Perkins), Paul Schneider (Mark Brendanawicz), Aziz Ansari (Tom Haverford), Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson), Aubrey Plaza (April Ludgate)

Guest Starring: Chris Pratt (Andy Dwyer), Pamela Reed (Marlene), Bruce Jarchow (Frank Schnable), Loretta Fox (Janine Restrepo), Jim Meskimen (Martin Housely)

Co-Starring: Retta (Donna), Jim O'Heir (Jerry), Cletus Young (Salvatore), Vanessa Vander Pluym (Stacy), Deidre Wall (Becky)


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