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Christmas Scandal

“Christmas Scandal” is the 12th episode of the second season of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, and the eighteenth overall episode of the series. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on December 10, 2009. In the episode, a meeting with a disgraced councilman puts Leslie in the middle of a sex scandal that forces her to hide from the press.

The episode was written by series co-creator Michael Schur and was directed by Randall Einhorn. “Christmas Scandal” marked the last of a string of guest appearances by stand-up comedian Louis C.K. as Dave Sanderson, Leslie’s police officer boyfriend.

According to Nielsen Media Research, “Christmas Scandal” was seen by 5.62 million households, the highest viewership of the season. The episode received generally positive reviews, although some commentators felt the central story risked becoming too busy and chaotic.

Parks and Recreation: S02E12
Parks and Recreation: S02E12
Dec. 10, 2009

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