Ben and Tom aren’t happy with the high tent prices and add-ons at one tent rental shop, so they try to go to a competitor only to find that all of the tent rental places have the same owner who is happy to exploit his market power.
Leslie shares her opinion that a vendor at the farmers’ market has a crude display, and cites this as a reason to kick them out.
Ben has a week off in between jobs and spends his unemployment creating a complex board game called the Cones of Dunshire.
Leslie is accused of stripping people’s personal freedoms, but there are significant benefits to the community. When determining the appropriate level of government regulation, the costs and benefits of each action need to be considered.
Tom incentives the department to come to his club and try his newest drink by threatening to place them on his “done-zo” list. The P&R crew decides to go to the Snake Hole Lounge to try Tom’s new drink, but instead they all have a bit too much and go through the next day feeling terrible.
Neighboring city, Eagleton, has decided to build a fence around a small park they used to share with the citizens of Pawnee. Throughout the episode, we learn of various quality-of-life factors that Eagleton excels in relative to Pawnee. Things like obesity, height, income, wealth, and life expectancy are all much higher than in Pawnee, and the citizens of Eagleton want to keep it that way.
Ben and April receive care packages from Leslie and Andy. April’s includes Andy’s dirty laundry because she is so much better at doing laundry than he is.