I am probably jumping the gun here on Mr. John O, but I have to talk about this episode. I thought this was easily the best episode of the season so far. All three stories were great and made sense. Leslie Knope is very controlling and demanding, and the concept of her having to get people to get mad about a Parks project is a very clever nod to the whole main concept of the show in the first season.
The Tom and Jerry story was great in the way that all Jerry stories are awesome. The one-liners were awesome, and they have perfected the "picking on Jerry" bit that is almost always sad but hilarious.
The star of the episode though was of course Andy, and his college adventures. "He's not even using a laser pointer." They even gave Andy the button at the end of the episode as he ranted about women's rights.
A+ episode, outshining even Mr. Luis Guzman on Community.
"Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (myspace.com)
I think it's part the writer strike, but more than they were led to believe they would be back in bigger roles by this point. The show is due for another status quo change by the end of the season, or that's gotta be it.