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‘Parks and Recreation’ Season 5: First Look at Lucy Lawless!

Parks and Recreaton Season 5 Lucy Lawless
NBC / Entertainment Weekly

Even after 'Parks and Recreation's' spectacular debut last night with season 5 premiere "Ms. Knope Goes To Washington," we still can't wait for some of the upcoming episodes. In addition to a guest turn from 'Breaking Bad' star Jonathan Banks, we'll also be privvy to a multi-episode arc from Xena herself, Lucy Lawless! But apart from a new love interest for Ron Swanson, who will the lovely lady Lucy Lawless play? Are you ready to see her in action?

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‘Parks and Recreation’ Season Premiere Review: “Ms. Knope Goes To Washington”

Parks and Recreation Season 5 Premiere Ms Knope Goes to Washington
NBC

After seeing Leslie Knope successfully elected to Pawnee's City Council last season, ‘Parks and Recreation’ season 5 heads to D.C. with its first episode of the year, as Leslie finds her newfound authority quickly humbled by a trip to visit Ben at his new big-shot job in Washington D.C., while back in Pawnee Ron Swanson attempts to fill in for Leslie in throwing the annual employee appreciation barbecue.  Which?  Why, the "Leslie Knope Employment Enjoyment Summer Slam Grill Jam Fun-Splosion," of course!

Last season’s ‘Parks and Recreation’ finale “Win, Lose or Draw” saw Leslie just barely achieving her longtime dream of being elected to City Council, while Ben took up the offer for a real campaign job in D.C. and Tom and Anne drunkenly agreed to move in with one another,  so how does “Ms. Knope Goes to Washington”  get us started?  What will season 5 of ‘Parks and Recreation’ bring, besides new nemeses, 'Breaking Bad' guest stars and Xena herself?

Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Parks and Recreation’ season 5 premiere , “Ms. Knope Goes to Washington!!”

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‘Parks and Recreation’ Season 5 Releases Full Trailer, The Perm Must Wait!

Parks and Recreation Season 5 Trailer
NBC

The majority of NBC's Thursday comedy line-up returns this week (minus 'Community,' tear), and we're thrilled to see the long wait for 'The Office' and 'Parks and Recreation' finally come to a close.  But if there's one thing to be cheerful for apart from waffles covered in whipped cream, it's a comedy that issues a full trailer for it's upcoming season!  That's right, our best look yet at 'Parks and Recreation' season 5 has arrived, so halt your perm session for a moment and watch!

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‘Parks and Recreation’ Season 5 Goes a Little Less Gruff Casting Ben’s Mom

Parks and Recreation Season 5 Glenne Headly
NBC / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

'Parks and Recreation' season 5 has earned itself some major genre cred over the last couple of weeks, casting both the warrior princess herself, Lucy Lawless, as a love interest for Ron Swanson, and yesterday 'Breaking Bad's' Jonathan Banks, but not every guest spot can be so well known to us geeks. If 'Parks and Recreation' had such enthusiasm in casting Banks for the part of Ben's father, who could possibly fill the role of his mother?

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‘Breaking Bad’s Jonathan Banks to Menace ‘Parks and Recreation’ Season 5

Parks and Recreation Season 5 Jonathan Banks
NBC / AMC

See?  We knew nothing could bring down the great Mike Ehrmantraut.  As distressed as we were to learn that 'Breaking Bad' star Jonathan Banks (theoretically) wouldn't be present for the show's final eight episodes, the one-time menstruation expert needn't wait very long for his next gig.  Banks will next bring his menacing mug to season 5 of 'Parks and Recreation,' but as whom?  And will his character take full measures against the Parks Department?

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‘Parks and Recreation’ Season 5 Will Be Flush With Jean-Ralphio

Parks and Recreation Season 5 Jean Ralphio
NBC

As happy as we were for Ben Schwartz' success to learn that the star had graduated beyond 'Parks and Recreation' into a regular role on Showtime's 'House of Lies,' renewed through season 2, we had to mourn for the reduced presence of Pawnee's most opportunistic hipster this side of Aziz Anisari.  Schwartz managed to sneak pack for a cameo appearance in 'Parks and Rec' finale "Win, Lose or Draw," but how much can we expect to see him in the coming season?

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‘Parks and Recreation’ Gag Reel is Hilarious, NSFW

Parks and Recreation Gag Reel
NBC

This 'Parks and Recreation' Season 4 gag reel can best be described by star/producer Amy Poehler who, in the opening moments of this clip while laughing hysterically, says, "Oh s---, that's funny."

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‘Parks and Recreation’ Season 5 De-Locates Leslie’s New Nemesis

Parks and Recreation Season 5 Jon Glaser
NBC / Adult Swim

What, Leslie Knope didn't have enough on her plate with becoming a member of Pawnee's City Council, and losing her boyfriend to a position in Washington D.C., now she's gone and got herself another enemy?  It's a rocky road ahead for 'Parks and Recreation' season 5, as whole new challenges await both the eternally optimistic Leslie, and the department itself, but who specifically will stand in their way?  And why doesn't his face seem familiar?

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And Now You Can Own Ron Swanson’s Mustache From ‘Parks and Recreation’

NBC
NBC

Have you ever looked up on the glorious mane that is Ron Swanson's mustache on 'Parks and Recreation' and thought to yourself, "By golly, I'd really like to own that mustache and feed it only the finest tender vittles and sing it to sleep every night in its very own miniature Sleep Number bed?" Well, now you can.

(P.S.: Ron Swanson's mustache's sleep number is pork.)

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‘Parks and Recreation’ Season 5: Only Xena Could Tame Ron Swanson

Parks and Recreation Season 5 Lucy Lawless
NBC / Jesse Grant, Getty Images

We're torn by what might be the coolest casting of the day.  Should the honor got to 'Torchwood' star John Barrowman for taking a role in The CW's 'Arrow' or Xena herself for Lucy Lawless' just-announced turn in 'Parks and Recreation' season 5?!  Chakram to our head, we've got to go with Lucy Lawless.  The also-'Spartacus' star has landed a multi-episode arc in Pawnee, Indiana, but who will the actress play?  Will Ron Swanson rise to the occasion?

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