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    Posted on Jun 26, 2018

    15 Reasons Why Leslie Knope And Ben Wyatt Should Be Your Couple Goals Forever

    In this essay, I will explore...

    Hello, I'm here to discuss a very important topic that has yet to be explored: The fact that Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt are the BEST couple to ever be on TV, fight me.


    1. First of all, they were absolutely ADORABLE when they were initially crushing on each other.


    Ben: Uh-oh, someone's gonna be late for her meeting.

    Leslie: I'll race you.

    Ben: Isn't that a little childish? Hey, move! Oh! Councilman Howser, sorry! Always nice to see you, bye!

    2. And when they finally confessed their feelings for each other, it was THE BEST.


    3. Their love was so pure and completely void of cynicism.


    Ben [high on medicine]: Do you have any idea how beautiful you are? I'm serious. You're like a flower.

    4. They knew exactly what to say to get the other one ~going~.


    Ben: I'm making us a mac & cheese pizza for dinner.

    Leslie: Mac & cheese pizza?

    Ben: Yeah.

    Leslie: You're making that?!

    Ben: Yeah!

    5. And their sexy-time interests were always very on brand for the two of them.


    6. They were equally nerdy, but in completely separate ways, which was refreshing AF.


    Ben: When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. Yes. No. Yes. No. Come here, come hither peasant. Come here. Who are you?

    Leslie [seductively]: Our starship is in trouble!

    Ben: Okay Leslie, listen, if you're not—if you don't know what you're talking about...

    7. But they ALSO weren't afraid to compete with each other.


    Ben: It's a white flag, and you might as well start waving it right now, Leslie.

    Leslie: The only thing I will be waving is your decapitated head on a stick in front of your weeping mother.

    Ben: Good lord.

    8. They spoke to each other like REAL couples do (and by that, I mean kinda cute, but also kinda mean).


    Leslie: You're the most amazing boyfriend ever, and if you don't get out of here soon, I'm going to punch you in the face.

    9. Still, even when they made fun of each other, it was based in love.


    Leslie: Aw, did you want to DJ, little puppy? I didn't know that little puppies could operate an iPod with their little puppy paws.

    10. And they always had their priorities in order...those priorities being conquering the world.


    Leslie: Triplets?! Triplets?! If we do this right, we can be parents to one-third of the Supreme Court!

    11. They were constantly building each other up.


    12. Seriously, Leslie always made Ben feel like the hottest guy in the room.


    13. And Ben was the most supportive partner ever.


    14. Traditional gender roles had zero place in their relationship, which made them the best kind of partners in crime.


    Leslie: Excuse me, I'm not forcing him to do anything! He loves to cook! He has five personalized aprons!

    15. In conclusion, Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt were the absolute BEST fictional couple to ever be broadcasted on national TV.


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