NBC says of “Ms. Knope Goes To Washington”:
Leslie and Andy visit Ben and April at their new jobs in Washington D.C., and Leslie feels overwhelmed by the city -- especially after meeting two of her idols. Meanwhile, Ron throws a "thank you" barbeque for the entire Parks and Recreation staff.
The teleplay for this one is credited to Aisha Huharrar, also credited with last season’s hilarious “Bus Tour” episode. More in the text invisible.
* The four clips above begin the first, second, third and fifth scenes of tonight’s episode.
* Huh! The fifth scene is slightly different in the last clip than it is on the screeners sent to the press.
* As reported elseswhere, the two Leslie idols are female U.S. senators – Olympia Snow and Barbara Boxer. They are numbers four and 26 on Leslie’s List of Amazing Women.
* As described in the fourth scene, Ron’s plans for the barbeque -- even if they didn’t stand in sharp contrast to Leslie’s -- are truly horrifying and super-hilarious.
* We get an interesting update on the roller-coaster Ann-Tom romance.
* Leslie is mistaken for a famous actress by a Japanese tourist. (Hint: not Amy Poehler.)
* The promos spoil John McCain’s surprise cameo in tonight’s episode. What they don’t spoil is that it’s pretty funny.
* It’s amazing how a summer away makes me forget how insanely sexy Rashida Jones is.
* Great line: “We’re not doing any of that.”
* Another great line: “Spin it around; back it on up.”
* How does it end, spoiler-boy? “Two hundred dollars cash!! Up front!!”
9:30 p.m. Thursday. NBC