“Ms. Knope Goes to Washington”

Thank you for checking out the latest episode of Ice Town Clowns. Today we are reviewing the first episode of the fifth season, "Ms. Knope Goes to Washington".

Episode Synopsis: When Leslie visits Ben in Washington, DC, the trip isn’t at all what she was hoping for. Meanwhile, Ron prepares a barbecue for the Parks Department staff. Katy, Jacob and Kirk are unimpressed with this episode, and struggle to stay on topic.

Deep Dives Into TV Show Political Campaigns (Special!)

Thank you for checking out the latest episode of Ice Town Clowns.

Episode Synopsis: As we take a brief break between seasons, Katy, Jacob and Kirk take a deep dive on the topic of the depiction of political campaigns on television.

Kirk would like to thank the fine folks at The Incomparable Podcast Network subscriber Slack channel for suggesting some of the shows he brought up at the end of this episode.

“Win, Lose, or Draw”

Thank you for checking out the latest episode of Ice Town Clowns. Today we are reviewing the twenty-second episode of the fourth season, "Win, Lose or Draw".

Episode Synopsis: Election Day has finally arrived, and Leslie and Ben await the results and debate a new opportunity for Ben. Meanwhile, Katy, Jacob and Kirk bid farewell to this iconic season and discuss what election nights are really like for campaign workers.

“Bus Tour”

Thank you for checking out the latest episode of Ice Town Clowns. Today we are reviewing the twenty-first episode of the fourth season, "Bus Tour".

Episode Synopsis: Leslie causes turmoil on the last day of the campaign when she insults her opponent’s father. Andy investigates a crime. Meanwhile, Katy, Jacob and Kirk digress into “Game of Thrones” spoilers starting at minute 46.

“The Debate”

Thank you for checking out the latest episode of Ice Town Clowns. Today we are reviewing the twentieth episode of the fourth season, "The Debate".

Episode Synopsis: Leslie faces off with Bobby Newport in a televised debate, as Andy attempts to entertain her supporters at a watch party. Katy, Jacob and Kirk respond to a listener email and try to name all the 2020 Democrats.

"Lucky"

Thank you for checking out the latest episode of Ice Town Clowns. Today we are reviewing the eighteenth episode of the fourth season, "Lucky".

Episode Synopsis: When a hot shot Indianapolis reporter wants to interview Leslie it sets off an unfortunate chain of events. Andy faces down the final in his class, and Ron's luck in love highlights Chris's loneliness. Also, Katy and Jacob tackle this episode without Kirk for the first time ever.

"Campaign Shake-Up"

Thank you for checking out the latest episode of Ice Town Clowns. Today we are reviewing the seventeenth episode of the fourth season, "Campaign Shake-Up".

Episode Synopsis: Leslie and Ben find Bobby's new campaign manager to be a real challenge, while Ron is forced to actually complete a project. Katy, Kirk and Jacob wonder about polls, Pawnee TV news, and how much the producers actually know about politics.

"Sweet Sixteen"

Thank you for checking out the latest episode of Ice Town Clowns. Today we are reviewing the sixteenth episode of the fourth season, "Sweet Sixteen".

Episode Synopsis: When Leslie tries to juggle work, life and her campaign, she misses Jerry's birthday. Meanwhile, Kirk, Katy and Jacob battle severe technical issues and complicated schedules to get this episode produced.

"Bowling for Votes"

Thank you for checking out the latest episode of Ice Town Clowns. Today we are reviewing the thirteenth episode of the fourth season, "Bowling for Votes".

Episode Synopsis: Leslie loses perspective when she goes to great lengths to win the support of one unpleasant voter, Ron's worldview is thrown for a loop, and the staff try to raise funds amidst personal drama. Meanwhile, Kirk and Jacob are joined by Jessica Post, the executive director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee.

"Campaign Ad"

Thank you for checking out the latest episode of Ice Town Clowns. Today we are reviewing the twelfth episode of the fourth season, "Campaign Ad".

Episode Synopsis: Leslie and Ben disgree about how to respond to the arrival of a well-funded opponent, Bobby Newport. Meanwhile, Katy, Kirk and Jacob are completely bored by the other two throwaway plots in this episode.

"Citizen Knope"

Thank you for checking out the latest episode of Ice Town Clowns. Today we are reviewing the tenth episode of the fourth season, "Citizen Knope".

Episode Synopsis: Leslie tries to find a new way to stay civically engaged during her suspension, Ben tries to find a new job, and Katy, Kirk and Jacob try to find out who the hell is paying for polls in a Pawnee City Council Race.

"The Trial of Leslie Knope" (Reposted)

Thank you for checking out the latest episode of Ice Town Clowns. Today we are reviewing the ninth episode of the fourth season, "The Trial of Leslie Knope".

Sorry for the technical issue earlier, this should be the correct episode!

Episode Synopsis: Leslie goes on trial when Chris finds out that she has broken his rule about office romances. Katy, Kirk and Jacob are shocked and dismayed at the complete lack of due process during the hearing.

"Smallest Park"

Thank you for checking out the latest episode of Ice Town Clowns. Today we are reviewing the eighth episode of the fourth season, "Smallest Park".

Episode Synopsis: Leslie tries to prolong a project to stay in contact with Ben, Tom is given a new assignment, and Andy enters the world of higher education. Meanwhile, Jacob is back and Katy's phone is huge.

"End of the World"

Thank you for checking out the latest episode of Ice Town Clowns. Today we are reviewing the sixth episode of the fourth season, "End of the World". 

Episode Synopsis: The Parks Department plays host to a local cult that is convinced the world is about to end... again. April and Andy take a crack at his bucket list. Tom throws one last party to say good-bye to Entertainment 720, and Katy couldn't be happier to see it go.

"Meet n Greet"

Thank you for checking out the latest episode of Ice Town Clowns. Today we are reviewing the fifth episode of the fourth season, "Meet n Greet". 

Episode Synopsis: Leslie's meet and greet becomes one last desperate pitch for Tom's failing business, while Ben is upset when an unannounced Halloween party is held at his home. Meanwhile, Katy is very concerned about Ann.