He appears in the first season as Ann Perkins' unemployed slacker boyfriend, then takes a job as a shoe-shiner at Pawnee City Hall in the second season.Andy eventually marries April Ludgate and is later promoted to Leslie Knope's assistant.He is also briefly Ron's receptionist in "Flu Season".In the episode "Media Blitz", April leads Andy to believe that if he completes the tasks she hates every day for a month, she will consider being with him.When the doctors inform Andy that the casts can be removed, he delays their removal for several weeks so he can continue receiving this treatment from Ann.After the casts are removed, Ann discovers the truth and furiously breaks up with Andy.Andy remained unemployed after school but was the lead singer and guitarist for his rock band, which underwent numerous name changes (starting with "Teddy Bear Suicide" prior to the show's first season), including "Mouse Rat," "God Hates Figs," "Department of Homeland Obscurity," "Flames For Flames," "Muscle Confusion," "Nothing Rhymes With Orange" (then, "Everything Rhymes With Orange"), "Punch Face Champions," "Rad Wagon," "Puppy Pendulum," "Possum Pendulum," "Penis Pendulum," "Handrail Suicide," "Angel Snack," "Just The Tip," "Jet-Black Pope," "Four-Skin" (later "Three-Skin" when one member quit), "Mouse Rat" (again), "Rat Mouse" (without Dwyer), "Scarecrow Boat," "Tackleshaft" and then "Mouse Rat" (yet again).Andy later gets work shining shoes at city hall, where he becomes friends with April Ludgate, whom he later marries after one month of dating.
He makes many failed attempts to reconcile with Ann.
At the end of the season, he is encouraged by April to pursue a career as a police officer as all his "dream jobs," with the exception of rock star, revolve around law enforcement.
During the fifth season, Andy continues to pursue his ambition to become a police officer and seeks help from others to better his chances of passing the police academy entrance exams.
Before the start of the first season, a drunken Andy fell into a large construction pit and broke both his legs while attempting to retrieve a discarded toaster from the bottom of the pit.
Ann is at first unaware that Andy was drunk at the time of the fall, With both of Andy's legs in casts, Ann pampers him, bringing him food and letting him play video games all day.
After Mark Brendanawicz begins dating Ann, Andy grows to hate him, but pretends to like him whenever Ann is around.