Leslie Knope is the deputy director of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department, and the protagonist of Parks and Recreation. Leslie is a passionate, hard-working and ambitious woman who loves her hometown of Pawnee and, unlike many around her, has not lost her optimism in the face of government bureaucracy. She believes strongly in the mission of her job, sometimes going over-the-top in her dedication to helping people. Her dream is to become the first female President of the United States. During the first two seasons, Leslie seeks to turn a construction pit into a park, despite several government obstacles and red tape. When the parks department is hindered by Pawnee's budget problems, Leslie successfully relaunches the town's harvest festival, which makes her department sustainable again. The third season ends with political scouts approaching her about possibly running for elected office, although she declines to inform them of her secret affair with Ben Wyatt, which could prove to be a political scandal.
Leslie Knope Quotes
|Season 5 / Episode 4: - Sex Education|
Leslie Knope: Let's pretend we're old people and ask Ann our most dirtiest questions. I'll start.
Leslie Knope: [imitating an old lady] I'm an old lady. Why do I need birth control? I haven't had my monthly since LBJ was president.
Ann Perkins: Well with the elderly, we're not so much worried about pregnancy, we're worried about disease.
Andy Dwyer: Do pubic hairs get longer the older you get?
Ann Perkins: I don't think so.
Andy Dwyer: Because it's happening to me.
Donna Meagle: Where can I get lube that is healthy?
Andy Dwyer: I rolled my testicles with my jazzy scooter.
Leslie Knope: I say you look good, nursy. I want to jump on that caboose. Choo choo!
Ann Perkins: [pointing to Donna] You should never eat lube.
Ann Perkins: [pointing to Andy] You need to see a doctor immediately.
Ann Perkins: [pointing to Leslie] And I'm sorry sir, but you need to be under 40 to ride this train.
|Season 4 / Episode 14: - Operation Ann|
Ron Swanson: Thank you all for being here. Let's get started.
Leslie Knope: Wow. Great attitude, Ron.
Ron Swanson: Sorry, I was talking to these ribs.
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