Bobby Newport, played by Paul Rudd, has already begged Leslie not to campaign against him (“It’d be really cool if you guys just stopped,” he said in an earlier episode). Now Newport and Knope go head-to-head for the big televised debate.

After Knope graciously gave up the headlines last week, to save Ann’s job, the Parks budget and the animal shelter, she is out to take over the headlines with this week’s debate:

Leslie (Amy Poehler, who also wrote and directed) goes toe-to-toe with Bobby Newport (guest star Paul Rudd) in their big televised debate. Ann (Rashida Jones), Tom (Aziz Ansari), and Chris (Rob Lowe) work in the media spin room, while Ron (Nick Offerman) goes the extra mile to save a party for Leslie’s donors.

How do you think the debate will go? Can Newport pull his head out of the clouds to battle with the one and only Leslie Knope?

Check out these pictures, and give us a guess.


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PARKS AND RECREATION -- "The Debate" Episode 420 -- Pictured: Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)