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Season 4, Episode 18 - Aired March 8, 2012

Leslie and Ben are excited when Indianapolis journalist Buddy Wood (guest star Sean Hayes) decides to profile Leslie on his show. Meanwhile, Andy prepares for his final Women's Studies exam, and Tom and Chris both show an interest in his professor.

Quote from Leslie Knope

Leslie Knope: Mmm. This was such a good idea. Should we get another round?
Ann: Um... I think we should get a more basic, no-nonsense beverage.
Tom: [laughs] Uh... maybe we should all just drink sensible portions of milk.
Leslie Knope: I mean, I love him. It's just... This campaign has turned fun, dorky Ben into grumpy, stress-ball Ben. It's like dealing with a strict mother who I am confusingly attracted to. Ben is like a MILF.


Quote from Jerry

Donna: Jerry. Jerry! Maybe you should wrap it up. It's 4:00 in the morning.
Jerry: Is it really? [laughing] Oh, my gosh. Wow. Well, that flew by, huh? I will just take these down to the post office and, uh, put the, uh... Oh, jeez. Oh, no. I put the handout flyers in the mailing envelopes, and I was supposed to put these flyers in the envelopes.
Donna: Oh... My God.
Jerry: Well, you know, it's like I always say. It ain't government work if you don't have to do it twice. Here we go! [whistles]
Donna: I'll make some coffee.

Quote from Jerry

[As Jerry keeps licking envelopes:]
Jerry: I'm gonna keep plugging away for a bit.
Donna: You don't mind this work, do you?
Jerry: Uh-uh. I like it. It makes sense to me.

Quote from Andy

Andy: Susan Bronwell, or B., Anthony, was born in Adams, Massachusetts, in 1820, and she played a pivotal role in the institution of women's suffrage.
Professor Linda Lonegan: Andy.
Andy: Treat, please.
Professor Linda Lonegan: Andy, slow down. You're taking this class pass/fail. So I'm just looking for a freewheeling discussion about, you know, what you got from the class.
Andy: Oh. Okay. [chuckles] I would say what I find very cool about Susan B. Anthony is... How... She was born in Adams, Massachusetts, in 1820. You know? Just one man's opinion.

Quote from Ron Swanson

Waitress Kendra: Hi, there. Would you like to hear our specials?
Ron Swanson: No need. Porterhouse, rare, quickly.
Andy: Same.

Quote from Leslie Knope

Leslie Knope: It's my new interview outfit. Like, "hey, nice to meet you." Can't wait for the interview."
Ben: Um, I--maybe the h-- maybe the hat.
Ann: Yeah.
Leslie Knope: Lose this?
[aside to camera:]
Leslie Knope: To win an election, you have to be good, and you have to be lucky. Buddy Wood hosts the number-one morning show in Indianapolis, and he wants to interview me for a series he's doing on local elections. And last year the five people that he profiled all won. This is a huge break for us.

Quote from Andy

April: Who was Laura Mulvey?
Andy: Laura Mulvey was... A guy...
April: Girl.
Andy: Right. Women's studies. They're all girls. Laura Mulvey was a feminist film critic who wrote a major essay that helped shift the orientation of film theory to the psychoanalytical framework! Treat, please.
[aside to camera:]
Andy: I'm about to take my first-ever final for my women's studies class. Usually, tests scare me, but this is an oral exam. Uh, and if there's one thing I know is... My fantastic-- it's talk.

Quote from Tom

Ann: God, he is more tightly wound than ever.
Tom: Maybe we should see if he can pull that rod out of his butt and we can hang some of those outfits on it. [Ann giggles]
[aside to camera:]
Tom: Ann and I have the occasional rough patch in our relationship. But right now, we're really in a groove. We've gone 30 hours without breaking up. Our personal best is 47 hours. It happened when she was out of town for two days and she forgot we were dating.

Quote from Donna

Donna: Okay, I'm calling it. I have a date with my bathtub, a glass of red wine, and a gigantic fireman named Marcus.

Quote from Leslie Knope

Leslie Knope: [answers phone] Hello. Lady Knope. I mean Leslie Knope.
Ben: Hey.
Leslie Knope: Oh, hey, Ben.
Ben: Where are you?
Leslie Knope: I'm in, uh, the house watching TV right now. I'm watching, um...
Ann: Murder She Wrote.
Leslie Knope: Murder She Wrote. I'm watching Murder She Wrote.

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