Allegedly, last night’s episode of “The Voice” included a scene where Cee-Lo, one of the show’s judges, traveled to the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana to retrieve his spinny chair thingy from “Parks and Recreation’s” Ron Swanson. I say “allegedly” because the only way I would watch “The Voice” is if every contestant on the show were a former member of the East Coast Family (never skipped a beat) and all the judges were babies in tiny little tuxedos, so I’m kinda taking people at their word on this one. Anyway, NBC released an extended version of the clip on their website, and it’s pretty cool for a few reasons, including Ron’s description of Cee-Lo (“about yay tall, bald, wearing sunglasses inside”), Andy’s very brief audition, and Rob Lowe’s Chris Traeger trying to wrangle Ron for Leslie. But, most importantly, it brings up one undeniable point: Ron Swanson should be a judge on “The Voice.”
Off the top of my head, I can’t think of many things funnier than cranky, man’s man Ron Swanson critiquing contestants on a reality singing show. I imagine he’d say things like “Son, that was not a note you should be able to hit. Eat more red meat,” or “That song you sang about your heart going on and on … did you write it?” and it would just be the best. He could sit between the two tuxedo-wearing babies. I am great at fixing TV.