Meet n Greet (Parks and Recreation)
|"Meet 'n' Greet"|
|Parks and Recreation episode|
|Episode no.||Season 4
|Directed by||Wendy Stanzler|
|Written by||Katie Dippold|
|Original air date||October 27, 2011|
|List of season 4 episodes
List of Parks and Recreation episodes
"Meet 'n' Greet" is the fifth episode of the fourth season of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, and the 51st overall episode of the series. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on October 27, 2011. In the episode, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) has Tom (Aziz Ansari) organize a meet and greet with business owners for her, only to have Tom upstage her by promoting his company during the event. Meanwhile, Ben (Adam Scott) is annoyed when Andy (Chris Pratt) and April (Aubrey Plaza) throw a Halloween party in their house without telling him.
Leslie (Amy Poehler) hires Tom's (Aziz Ansari) company Entertainment 720 to organize a meet and greet for her and numerous Pawnee business owners, where she hopes to court their votes for her race for city council, especially the Pawnee Chamber of Commerce's president Martin Kernston (Nicholas Hormann) of Kernston's Rubber Nipples. Meanwhile, Andy (Chris Pratt) and April (Aubrey Plaza) are throwing a Halloween party at their house and failed to inform their roommate Ben (Adam Scott), who decides not to confront them directly about it and be passive-aggressive instead.
Leslie is annoyed to discover that the meet and greet is dominated by Entertainment 720 advertisements and images of Tom's face with hardly any mention of Leslie. When Leslie finally gets some time with Kernston, Tom pulls him aside to discuss Entertainment 720, further angering her. At Andy and April's party, Ron (Nick Offerman) occupies himself by fixing up their house, asking Ann (Rashida Jones) to help him; he later expresses his gratitude to Ann by giving her a brand new toolbox, making her happy. Meanwhile, Chris (Rob Lowe) is still dating Jerry's (Jim O'Heir) daughter, Millie (Sarah Wright), but his raunchy acts with her at the party makes Jerry very uncomfortable, which April notices. Meanwhile, after Ben refuses to directly tell Andy that he is angered by the party, Andy wrestles with him and puts him in a headlock, refusing to let go until Ben says that he is mad. Ben finally becomes angry and accidentally breaks Andy's nose when he tries to free himself, but Andy is happy that Ben showed genuine anger, and agrees to inform Ben about future plans.
As Leslie is giving a speech to the business owners, Tom interrupts with a huge promotional presentation for Entertainment 720, upstaging her and turning off the crowd and Kernston. Leslie angrily confronts Tom afterwards about his actions, where he admits that Entertainment 720 has gone bankrupt and that Leslie's meet and greet was his last-ditch effort to acquire clients and save the company. The two reconcile after Tom shows Leslie a video biography of her life that he originally planned to present, and later makes up for ruining the meet and greet by begging (and bribing) Kernston to give Leslie another meeting. As the Halloween party ends, April avenges Jerry by stealing Chris' keys and throwing them in the trash.