Leslie Knope Quote #143

Quote from Leslie Knope in Beauty Pageant

Tom: So, how long do we have to pretend to deliberate until we go back out there? [laughter]
Leslie Knope: What do you mean?
Tom: We're all in agreement. The hot one, by a landslide.
Leslie Knope: Well, her name is Trish. And I don't think we should rush this, you know?
Jessica Wicks: What is there to talk about? I mean, I thought Trish was just adorable.
Leslie Knope: Well, take Susan, for example. I think...
Tom: Susan Boring Stories? No. It's Trish. Let's go back out there.
Leslie Knope: Okay, hold on, everyone. Hold on. Everyone, wait, wait, wait. Look, whoever we choose is going to represent the ideal woman for a year. She'll be someone that little girls in South Central Indiana look up to. Now, nobody leaves this room until we discuss all of it. Okay? Consider yourselves sequestered.
[aside to camera:]
Leslie Knope: I'm a judge, so I don't want to sound partial. But Trish will win this pageant over my dead body.


 ‘Beauty Pageant’ Quotes

Quote from April

Host: Okay, folks, just a couple more contestants, and then the judges will decide our next Miss Pawnee, a winner of $600 in gift certificates to Big Archie's Sporting Goods and Emerson Fencing Company.
April: What? We don't get cash? This is for a fence?
Host: Well, it won't cover a whole fence. But it will defray the cost considerably!
April: Oh, my God. I quit. I quit. [walks off stage]
Host: Okay, I guess she really is quitting.
[aside to camera:]
April: No, I didn't win. But at least I didn't make any new friendships.

Quote from April

April: [excited] Hey!
Leslie Knope: [confused] Hey!
April: So, I was just at The Grind and I thought you might want an iced mocha with extra, extra whipped cream.
Leslie Knope: Oh, my. Thank you so much, April. Wow!
April: You're welcome. Oh, by the way, completely unrelated, I just signed up for the Miss Pawnee Beauty Pageant.
Leslie Knope: That's wonderful. You know, that is why I decided to become a judge. So that awesome girls like you, who are not, you know, classically hot, can be rewarded for their intelligence and savvy.
[aside to camera:]
April: Beauty pageants are idiotic. But I found that the winner of the Miss Pawnee pageant gets $600. I can be idiotic for $600.

Quote from April

April: I'm going to do impressions.
Host: Oh, celebrity impressions. That's wild. Wild stuff.
April: Yeah. This is an impression of my sister. [normal voice] Hi, I'm Natalie. I love Ritalin and have low self-esteem. [Charles laughs wildly] Hmm. Thank you. This is an impression of my boss, Leslie Knope. Women should do everything. Check out my four-color pen. Hey, everybody. Listen up while I talk about some really important stuff. Parks, parks, parks, parks, parks, parks, Michelle Obama, parks. Gay penguins, parks, sugar, parks. [Tom laughs]
Leslie Knope: She got me. She got me good. She got...