Dating is a Zero-Sum Game

Ann runs into Donna at a single’s event but is quickly sent away because she represents competition in “the jungle”

Ron Finds a Typewriter

Ron finds a typewriter out by the dumpster, but the noise of the machine bothers everyone in the office.

The Value of Leslie Knope

Ben suggests firing Leslie to relieve some of the spending associated with the inflated budget, but Ron describes how valuable Leslie is to the department and how she’s worth her salary.

Effects of a Government Shutdown

The citizens of Pawnee want to know what services the government will provide if they are shut down. Ron relishes in the fact that the services aren’t provided

Shutting Down Pawnee

Leslie and Ron propose a list of budget cuts that they believe will help keep the Parks Department operation, but Chris breaks the news that the city’s budget is worse than imagined and the government will need to shut down