Smallest Park in Indiana

The city is finally removing an old payphone and has decided to complete Indiana’s tiniest park. Leslie believes this investment will attract 5000 visitors to the city who would want to see the “Smallest Park in Indiana.”’

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The Value of Leslie Knope

Ben and Chris come into town from Indianapolis to help cut the town’s budget because of their pending financial situation. Ben suggests firing Leslie to relieve some of the spending associated with the inflated budget, but Ron describes how valuable Leslie is to the department and how she’s worth her salary. He basically argues that her marginal productivity vastly exceeds her salary despite making the second largest salary in the department.

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Shutting Down Pawnee

Pawnee is going through a budget crisis so Leslie and Ron propose a list of budget cuts that they believe will help keep the Parks Department operation. Chris and Ben break the news that the city’s budget is worse than imagined and the government will need to shut down despite their efforts to keep it operating.

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Diminishing Returns After Two Shrimp

Chris isn’t feeling so well, so Ann tries to cheer him up with shrimp. Diminishing utility kicks in as Chris realizes the second shrimp isn’t as tasty as the first.

Credit: Caitlin Lee (@_caitlinnlee)

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