‘Parks and Recreation’: Your Galentine’s Day Episode Guide

If you aren’t obsessed with Parks and Recreation, then we don’t know what you’re doing with your life. The NBC sitcom is one of the most hilarious TV shows in modern day history. Throughout its seven seasons, Parks and Rec aired three deliciously delightful, Galentine’s Day episodes.

If you’re looking for some fun self-care or a girlfriends activity this Valentine’s Day, here’s a lovely guide of all of Parks and Recreation’s Galentine’s Day episodes.

What is Galentine’s Day?

Back in 2010, during Season 2 of Parks and Recreation — Galentine’s Day was born. The holiday is celebrated on February 13th each year and its when women come together to celebrate the platonic friendships in their lives, typically over a waffle-filled brunch. As Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope described it, “Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

Parks and Recreation Galentine’s Day episode guide

This Galentine’s Day, cuddle up with your besties and your home girls and watch Leslie, Donna, April, and Ann celebrate the power of womanhood and friendship over a spread of sugar-filled treats and adorable gifts.

Season 2: “Galentine’s Day”

Parks and Recreation Season 2, Episode 16 marks the television series’ first-ever Galentine’s Day episode. Leslie shares the special day with her co-workers, friends and her mother. Also, Leslie’s mom Marlene Griggs-Knope (Pamela Reed), tells “the most romantic story ever” that makes “The Notebook look like Saw V.” The Parks and Recs guys aren’t entirely absent from the celebrations. The episode also has the Pawnee Valentine’s Day dance which is as delightful as it sounds. Also, this is still one of the most-watched Parks episodes of all time, with 4.98 million viewers tuning it when it aired.

Season 4: “Operation Ann”

We all want our lady soul mates to find love which is what Leslie wants for her bestie Ann (Rashida Jones) in Season 4 of Parks and Rec. In this Galentine’s Day episode, Leslie tries to make sure Ann has a date for Valentine’s Day. Obviously, the entire episode is full of hilarity and foolishness, and Ann finds herself on an extremely awkward date with Tom (Aziz Ansari) who is obsessed with her. This is also the episode where Leslie declares that Galentine’s Day should be a national holiday.

Season 6: “Galentine’s Day”

The Season 6 episode of Galentine’s Day is bittersweet. Ann has moved away, and Leslie is trying to figure out how to celebrate the holiday without her famous gal pal. In the episode, Leslie tries to find a replacement for Ann, but she quickly discovers that your best friend is irreplaceable. She also realizes that even without Ann, she has some pretty incredible gal pals in Pawnee.

Galentine’s Day is not just a celebration; it’s also a statement. Romantic love is beautiful and lovely, but if you don’t happen to have a companion or even any prospects at the moment, there are other ways to celebrate the different types of love you do have in your life.

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