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The fifth season of Parks and Recreation premiered on NBC television network on September 20, 2012 on NBC. It was released on DVD May 19, 2014.


  1. "Ms. Knope Goes to Washington"
  2. "Soda Tax"
  3. "How a Bill Becomes a Law"
  4. "Sex Education"
  5. "Halloween Surprise"
  6. "Ben's Parents"
  7. "Leslie vs. April"
  8. "Pawnee Commons"
  9. "Ron and Diane"
  10. "Two Parties"
  11. "Women in Garbage"
  12. "Ann's Decision"
  13. "Emergency Response"
  14. "Leslie and Ben"
  15. "Correspondents' Lunch"
  16. "Bailout"
  17. "Partridge"
  18. "Animal Control"
  19. "Article Two"
  20. "Jerry's Retirement"
  21. "Swing Vote"
  22. "Are You Better Off?"


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Writing of Season 5 begins in June but some minor details have been revealed. The season will follow Leslie in her new job as City Counselor and the rest of the Parks Department dealing with her absence. Some of the characters will find love in Season 5, while Leslie and Ben's relationship is put to the test as Ben works in D.C. for several episodes.[1]


Season 5 videos can be viewed here.


Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
2013 Golden Globe Award Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical Amy Poehler Nominated
Art Directors Guild Award Excellence in Production Design in Television, Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series Ian Phillips for "Soda Tax" Won
Writers Guild of America Award Comedy Series Megan Amram, Greg Daniels, Nate Dimeo, Katie Dippold, Daniel J. Goor, Norm Hiscock, Dave King, Greg Levine, Joe Mande, Aisha Muharrar, Nick Offerman, Chelsea Peretti, Amy Poehler, Alexandra Rushfield, Mike Scully, Michael Schur, Harris Wittels, Alan Yang Nominated
Episodic Comedy Amy Poehler for "The Debate" Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Amy Poehler Nominated
Gracie Awards Outstanding Comedy Parks and Recreation Won
Outstanding Female Actor Amy Poehler Won