November 16th, 2012
11:48 AM ET
Thursday night's episode of "Parks and Recreation" didn't waste any time in getting to the main event: Leslie and Ben were back in Washington, and he arranged a chance for her to meet her celebrity crush, Vice President Joe Biden.
Biden: "You must be Leslie ..."
Knope: "My name just came out of your mouth!"
Leslie, of course, was completely tongue-tied, and more than a little bit handsy when she met the Veep.
Flustered, she said she told Biden she would see him tomorrow, to which he said, "You will?"
She also warned the Secret Service to watch out for him as he's "precious cargo."
Meanwhile, back in Pawnee, Leslie was overjoyed that April actually came to her with an idea for a new dog park ("I want to take a picture of you saying 'per capita,'" she said). But that quickly turned to horror when April suggested building the dog park in the lot behind Ann's house. Leslie's created a monster!
In order to convince April to move the dog park, Leslie went with her to her friend Orin's horrible art installation, the "Human Farm." (It's scenes like this, coupled with the Biden scene, that show the range of "Parks and Rec.")
Leslie, April and Ann teamed up with a compromise, pulling a dirty trick on her arch enemy Councilman Jam at the same time. "You just got Knoped! And Ludgated... And Per...Perkins'ed."
In the meantime, after spending a few months in the world of high-profile politics, Ben was looking forward to returning to the world of accounting. But first, he was helping Tom with his latest idea (something about putting stacks on stacks on stacks).
At every turn, Ben kept getting offered jobs, while Tom's idea kept getting rejected. So Ben decided to quit accounting mere seconds after he accepted the job. Get ready for Ben Wyatt, freelancer! (I have to admit, I preferred "Bond, Municipal Bond.")
Andy was also on the job, off to solve a mystery! ("A game is the foot," as he would say.) A mystery he wrongly believed to be a setup by one of his co-workers to test his detective skills: "I can never tell if people are lying to me. I hope that doesn't come up in my police work."
What did you think of the VP's cameo? Would you hire Ben - or Andy, for that matter - for anything as well? Share your view on video or comment below.
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