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Knope Vs. Newport: Watch The Parks & Recreation Campaign Ads

Last night’s episode of Parks & Recreation had a heavy focus on campaign ads as Leslie struggled with whether or not to go negative in her attempts to sway voters away from her opposition, Paul Rudd’s Bobby Newport. Which ad do you think was the most effective? Watch them all here!

Paul Rudd appeared in last night’s episode, playing Knope’s campaign opposition Bobby Newport. The episode featured numerous campaign ads, as Leslie and her friends/campaign-advisors tried to figure out the best approach to promote Leslie against Newport, who had a huge lead in the polls.

Leslie wanted to go the positive route, which included a lengthy list of things she’s pro...

The kid with the hot dog is a nice touch, and you really can't go wrong with a mid-jump freeze-frame.

Others preferred to use a tell-it-like-it-is approach in pointing out how spoiled and entitled Newport is...

In the end, the winning ad was a little bit of both. Leslie Pawnee spirit goes all the way back to her childhood, as demonstrated in the video below...


But they do both like dogs...

Parks and Recreation airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Kelly West
Kelly West

Kelly joined CinemaBlend as a freelance TV news writer in 2006 and went on to serve as the site’s TV Editor before moving over to other roles on the site. At present, she’s an Assistant Managing Editor who spends much of her time brainstorming and editing feature content on the site.