Election Day is approaching on Parks and Recreation, and Leslie Knope is working like a dog. Which is weird, because everyone knows that LESLIE KNOPE HATES DOGS! Oh, wait—no, she doesn’t. That’s just what Bobby Newport’s campaign wants us to believe. In tonight’s episode, “Live Ammo,” Leslie (Amy Poehler) wound up in the doghouse after Councilman Pillner (guest star Bradley Whitford) heeded her suggestion not to cut the Parks Department’s budget; however, funding for the animal shelter was slashed instead.
For the record, we here at EW are big supporters of animal shelters. In fact, we’re always trying to rescue abandoned things, like the following scenes from “Live Ammo” that ended up on the cutting room floor. Press play to see Chris (Rob Lowe) confess to Ron (Nick Offerman) that he’s been breaking some breathing rules, April (Aubrey Plaza) put the hard sell on a potential dog adopter, Andy (Chris Pratt) fumble a fib, and Jerry (Jim O’Heir) pick up some dog poop. And if that weren’t enough, you will also learn what Ben (Adam Scott) calls Leslie when she needs a little boost. It’s good and nerdy.