Craig has to keep it together in the face of very strange requests during his interview to be the sommelier for Tom’s Bistro
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.
Anne puts glitter in Tom’s moisturizer to get him back for putting glitter in the laundry detergent.
Donna and Tom take Ben on a “Treat Yo Self” day and ask him what he would buy if he could buy anything. Ben decides he wants a Batman costume.
Ben and Leslie propose a solution to solving the budget crises, but accidentally suggest that all D1 employees (low-level) should be terminated. Because there is a limited amount of funds available in the city budget, any money moving to one department must come at the expense of another department.
Leslie asks a councilor to not cut the Parks budget 8% and to find the money somewhere else. The counselor decides to propose shutting down the local animal shelter in exchange. Because funding is scarce in the local government, the city councilors have to cut funding in one area to save another department.