But the character she plays in Thursday’s (May 3) episode — Lindsay, Leslie’s (Amy Poehler) counterpart in the parks department in nearby Eagleton — really isn’t happy about setting foot in Pawnee. Lindsay is a former Pawnee girl herself, and she and Leslie used to be BFFs, but she has drunk deep of the upper-middle-class Eagleton Kool-aid and is now putting up fences in her parks to keep Pawnee folk out.
She even — horrors! — feeds her dog with waffles from Leslie’s beloved JJ’s Diner. That’s just low.
You can see Leslie and Lindsay’s showdown in full on “Parks and Recreation” at 9:30 p.m. ET Thursday (May 5). To whet your appetite, check out the two preview clips below.