Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
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The Fight 

While Tom invites everyone to the Snakehole as he debuts a new drink, Leslie encourages Ann to apply for a job with the city. However, at the nightclub, Leslie and Ann get into a fight over their dating habits.


Randall Einhorn


Greg Daniels (created by), Michael Schur (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Poehler ... Leslie Knope
Rashida Jones ... Ann Perkins
Aziz Ansari ... Tom Haverford
Nick Offerman ... Ron Swanson
Aubrey Plaza ... April Ludgate
Chris Pratt ... Andy Dwyer
Adam Scott ... Ben Wyatt
Rob Lowe ... Chris Traeger
Jim O'Heir ... Jerry Gergich
Retta ... Donna Meagle
Nick Kroll ... The Douche
Andy Milder ... Freddy
Ben Schwartz ... Jean-Ralphio
Matt Besser ... Crazy Ira (voice)
Yvans Jourdain ... Councilman Howser


While Tom invites everyone to the Snakehole as he debuts a new drink, Leslie encourages Ann to apply for a job with the city. However, at the nightclub, Leslie and Ann get into a fight over their dating habits.

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12 May 2011 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The sequence of the characters drunk, from drinking Snake Juice, talking to camera was improvised by each of the actors. See more »


At the beginning of the series, Andy and Ann have been dating three years, and it is established that they met in college. In this episode (two years later), Ann tells Leslie she has been a nurse for 10 years. See more »


Donna Meagle: I can only drink warm tap water with cayenne pepper.
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References Boiler Room (2000) See more »


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Written and Performed by Melissa Etheridge
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One of the funniest episodes in the series
16 August 2018 | by brenbellaSee all my reviews

Parks and Recreation has many great episodes. Some are political satires on American culture, some are very influential to the series as a whole, and some are just flat-out bonkers. Season 3's episode "The Fight" certainly fits the latter. You know, sometimes all you need in an episode is just to see everyone get super drunk!

The episode revolves around Ann getting offered a job to work at City Hall. Leslie obvisiouly is very excited about this opportunity and, being the super supportive friend she is, decides to help Ann in any way she can so she can get offered the position. Ann, on the other hand, isn't sure if this is the right career opportunity for her, and feels Leslie may be rushing into things and pushing her into something she may not want to do. It's this conflict that anchors the episode story-wise. However, I think when most people look back at this episode, they think about one particular thing: Snake Juice.

Snake Juice, is a new alcoholic beverage that Tom has created that he has decided to promote at the Snakehole Lounge. He invites the entire Parks Department to attend, but what most people don't know is just how unhealthy this beverage really is and contains a high volume of alcohol and caffeine. This episode starts off pretty slow, and ends pretty slow, but everything in the middle at the Snakehole lounge is COMEDY GOLD!

We see Leslie and Ann fighting for the first time in the series; April introduces her alter-ego Janet Snakehole (incredible performance by Plaza) as she role-plays with Andy's alter-ego, FBI agent Burt Macklin; Jean-Ralphio pops in and displays his lackluster rapping skills; Nick Kroll's, The Douche, also is in attendance and gets stuck in the middle of Leslie and Ann's bickering; and this entire sequence has arguably the best "jump-cut talking-head sequence" (one of the show's trademarks) as we see everyone talk drunkingly into the camera one at a time. Each one remarkably funnier than the next.

Overall, "The Fight" is simply one of the funniest episodes in the show. The entire cast show's off their incredible drunk-acting skills and the episode is filled with many great gags and memorable quotes. This is the second episode written by Amy Poehler and she proves once again why her comedic talent is greater than just acting. She can also write some of the funniest episodes in the series.

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