Think of the person you know who would be most excited to visit Washington, D.C. Double that enthusiasm, then triple it, and you begin to approach how giddy Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) is in the season premiere of “Parks and Recreation.”
Leslie travels to the capital to visit Ben (Adam Scott), who’s working on a congressional campaign (the show shot on location in D.C.). Andy (Chris Pratt) tags along to see April (Aubrey Plaza), who’s working as Ben’s intern. Leslie shares her excitement in the clip up above — “Romantic reunions, government meetings, self-guided museum tours!”
The next two clips show Leslie and Andy seeing the Washington sights — and Andy looking for “National Treasure”-style clues (to what, exactly, we’re not sure) — and the two couples’ reunion at the Smithsonian.
Back in Pawnee, meanwhile, Ron (Nick Offerman) has taken on oversight of the annual parks department employee barbecue. The rest of the staff is (justifiably) skeptical that he can pull off a Leslie-style shindig — but we bet the meat will be delicious.
“Parks and Rec” premieres at 9:30 p.m. ET Thursday on NBC.