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Leslie and Ron

‘Leslie and Ron’

Season 7, Episode 4 -  Aired January 20, 2015

After Ben and the gang lock Leslie and Ron in the office overnight, they are forced to talk through what went on between them.

Quote from Leslie Knope

Leslie Knope: Ron? I found some towels. You okay? [laughs] Wow.
Ron Swanson: Apparently, Craig is studying yoga. These are the only dry clothes I could find.
Leslie Knope: Well, you look great.
Ron Swanson: I feel extremely angry.
Leslie Knope: Oh, come on. Stop whining, you big baby. I've seen you with your eyebrows blown off. I've seen you without a mustache. I've seen it all. There's nowhere to run, Ron. You have tried every possible means of escape. There's nothing to do but talk.

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Quote from Ron Swanson

Ron Swanson: Then a month later, you took Terry with you.
Leslie Knope: Yeah, well, we needed a mindless factotum, and he's the best there is.
Ron Swanson: Amen. Then you took April. I didn't want her to go, as she had become one of my closest workplace acquaintances. But your offer was too good to pass up, so I didn't try to stop her. Then Tom left to run his business. Donna left to run hers. One day, I looked up. Just didn't recognize anyone. So I made a decision. An unthinkable decision.

Quote from Ron Swanson

Leslie Knope: Oh. Oh, no. Ron, I stood you up for lunch.
Ron Swanson: You did, yes. I waited for a while, but it was pretty easy to figure out what had happened. Your life seemed pretty hectic.
Leslie Knope: Is that the rest of the story? That I stood you up? You were going to ask me something. That's why you wanted to have lunch. Ron, you were going--
Ron Swanson: I was gonna ask you for a job. In the federal government. Just saying it out loud feels dirty.
Leslie Knope: You missed your friends, and you wanted to come up to the third floor and work with us again. [sighs] I can't even imagine how hard that must have been for you. God, why didn't I see that? Ron, I am so sorry. I should've been a better friend to you.

Quote from Leslie Knope

Leslie Knope: [sings] It's got a new queen Everybody really mean We didn't start the fire
Ron Swanson: [plays saxophone]
Leslie Knope: It was always burning since the world's been turning
Ben: Well, this is different from what I expected to find.

Quote from Ron Swanson

Ron Swanson: Hello.
Leslie Knope: Ron! Ron, Ron, Ron, Ron, Ron.
Ron Swanson: We just spent 12 hours together, woman.
Leslie Knope: Mm, don't care. I have three years' worth of hugs to force upon you against your will.
Ron Swanson: I have a small object for you. Call it an official peace offering, I suppose.
Leslie Knope: Wow. This is very sweet. But you do realize I gave you this picture six hours ago.
Ron Swanson: The frame is the gift. When my company took on the Morningstar development, and I realized it meant bulldozing Ann's old house, I salvaged her front door. Then I stripped off all the terrible paint and lacquer - people really don't know how to finish wood properly - and I made it into this frame for you in the event that you and I ever...
Leslie Knope: Ron. You big, fat, giant sap.
Ron Swanson: That seems unnecessary.

Quote from Leslie Knope

Leslie Knope: There is another way. We'll just wait a few minutes, turn on this monitor, and then we'll tell Ben that we talked it out and made up. I'll just tell them that I apologized for... whatever, heroically caring too much, and you admitted that you're a stubborn butthead, and everything's fine now.
Ron Swanson: Why do I have to be stubborn? Why can't the problem have been that I was reasonable and you were at fault?
Leslie Knope: Because we want them to believe us and not laugh really hard at a ridiculous science fiction scenario.

Quote from Jerry

Jerry: Good luck, you guys. I really hope you can work out your differences.
Ron Swanson: Terry, look at me. Is this what you want to do? Think very carefully, son.
Leslie Knope: There you go. That's right, buddy. Come on. For once in your life, do something right.
April: Stop it, Terry. Both of you. Come on.
Both: Damn it, Terry!

Quote from Ron Swanson

Leslie Knope: You tear down Ann's house. You spend the next two years cutting down trees and fighting zoning laws that I helped pass, basically spitting on everything we did together at Parks.
Ron Swanson: That's not the whole story.
Leslie Knope: What does that mean?
Ron Swanson: It means what it means. That... is not the whole story of why I left. [timer beeping] Sorry, time is up.

Quote from Ron Swanson

[flashback:]
Leslie Knope: Hey. Well, my, my, my. Do my eyes deceive me? Is that Ron Swanson?
Ron Swanson: Hello, Leslie. Hello, April. Larry.
Jerry: It's Terry now.
Ron Swanson: Okay. As luck would have it--
Leslie Knope: One second. Oh. [to man] Did you talk to Randy about the vote? Tell the Northeast that we need to put pressure on them, or else we're gonna be waiting forever, and I'm tired of waiting on them, okay? [to Ron] Sorry. This is a crazy day. So what's up with you, you big lug?
Ron Swanson: Nothing important. Just thought you might want to have lunch. Tomorrow?
Leslie Knope: I would love to. It's been too long. JJ's Diner, 12:30?
Ron Swanson: Excellent. See you then.

Quote from Craig

Leslie Knope: Oh. Morning, guys.
Andy: Good morning, Leslie.
Craig: What did you do to the office? Ron, you're wearing my yoga clothes. You're gonna stretch out the elastic.
Leslie Knope: We're sorry.
[Leslie sticks out her rear-end as Ron blasts the saxophone]

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