Ron Swanson Wants Oprah

06.08.11 7 years ago 12 Comments

On “Parks and Recreation,” the indomitable Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) has only one worthy foe: his second ex-wife, Tammy (played by real-life wife Megan Mullally). Swanson’s first wife, also named Tammy, has been talked about but never shown. Now that Season 4 is being written, there’s talk of who will play the terrifying Tammy One — and Offerman wants Oprah for the role.

“We’re going to find out who Ron’s first ex-wife Tammy is, and I’m excited to find out why Tammy Two is scared sh*tless of Tammy,” Offerman teased in a conversation with The Huffington Post. “We’re trying to start a campaign to get Oprah to play Tammy One. I think Oprah would be the only, she’s the only person we can think of that might be intimidating to Megan Mullally. It would be so good.”

“There’s all kinds of ideas being thrown around. I can assure you if it’s not Oprah, I will quit,” he deadpanned. [HuffPo]

I’m obviously not an Oprah fan, but I do like it when she plays a bitchier or meaner role (like her guest spot on “30 Rock”), because it feels more natural than “YOU GET A CAR! AND YOU GET A CAR! AND YOU! AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU!” I might even like Oprah if I saw more of her mean streak. So go ahead, Opes: throw hot coffee on your assistant and push an annoying child down an elevator shaft. You can play it off as “preparing for a role.”

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