Tonight on Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope carries on with her Pawnee city council campaign throughout the state. Yet, there is a minor setback when a prominent community figure passes away.
Leslie Knope and company are out and about on the campaign trail, traveling in the "S.S. Leslie Knope," a large RV with Leslie's face plastered on the side, and speaking to the citizens of Pawnee. She and Ben have this speech down to a science, literally. He can predict at which moment the crowd will laugh, cheer or squint in confusion at Leslie's really bad Rodney Dangerfield impressions. All is going well, until a reporter asks of her official statement on the passing of opponent Bobby Newport's father, Nick Newport's passing. She calls him a "jerk."
Ron, Donna and Tom have been asked to visit the owner of BBB Transport about the reneged offer on renting vans. Mike O'Malley guest stars as Bob the van rental owner who enters a bidding war of "22 crappy vans" with Ron and he doesn't seem to be budging.
Meanwhile, Andy wears an FBI jacket while acting as Leslie's security. He's investigating a failed attempt to pie Leslie in the face. (The pie hit poor Jerry instead.) Also, when Leslie asks April to fetch an espresso, Chris jumps on his bike, ready for the task. He's keeping his mind busy and body moving in order to keep from falling into a black hole with all the failed relationships swirling around him.
The Newport campaign manager Jennifer Barkley expresses on television that Leslie's "jerk" comment is the equivalent to "spray painting nipples on the Lincoln Memorial." Needless to say, on the day of Newport's memorial, Leslie shouldn't do anymore campaigning. So the bus makes its way to the Newport mansion to simply have both candidates talk out their grievances. Leslie's overlarge face crashes the memorial. It was all a set up!
Andy and Jerry review the pie-in-the-face footage, realizing that Leslie was not the intended target, Ben was. Jerry runs off to research everyone that Ben has fired recently. Chris has completed all of the tasks apparently given to him by April, begging for more to do so that he doesn't fall into a dark place. April doesn't see anything wrong with dark places, "You'll be fine," she tells him.
Leslie is given the chance to apologize to Bobby (Paul Rudd) and give a bit of advice. It takes a while for it to sink into his thick skull, but he gets it. Addressing the media outside his home, Bobby turns Leslie's words into his own, but ends on a highnote by inviting his opponent up to the podium with him. "If you don't vote for me tomorrow, you should vote for her," he says. The campaign now being over, Jennifer finds Chris and suggests they have sex in one of the 33 bedrooms. "I'm very good at it," is her argument. Chris follows, giddy as a puppy.
Ron and Tom sit with Donna in her SUV, wondering what to do about those vans that were ordered. Bob pulls up behind them, still in his business' parking lot, seeing that there is no way around. He taps Donna's bumper. So she pulls up, switches into reverse and rams back into his beat up pickup truck. She now has witnesses to his truck hitting her back bumper, all a ploy as blackmail for those vans.
Lastly, Andy and Jerry find their culprit in a mixed crowd, looking on at Leslie and her campaign manager Ben. Before Andy can have a smart thought to take the pie in the man's hand as reason to escort him away, Ben is pied. Officers take the pie guy away and Andy believes he's a hero.
"And now a two second awkward silence after Leslie does her Rodney Dangerfield impression." - Ben
"I wasn't listening, but I strongly disagree with Ann!" - April
"That was Groffle: The Awful Waffle, a book that I wrote on behalf of my education initiative." - Leslie