Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman)
When we last saw Ron Swanson, he was griping once again with his second ex-wife Tammy (Offerman’s real-life wife, Megan Mullally) before she ran off rather than come face-to-face with his first ex-wife Tammy, who will be played by Patricia Clarkson. If that’s not enough of a confluence of Tammys, we’ll also meet Ron’s mother Tammy (Paula Pell). Whew. But otherwise, it’s par for the course for Ron Swanson.
“Ron is still trying to do as little work as possible and hold down his job,” said Nick Offerman. “He does run into his first ex-wife, Tammy 1, and his mother shows up and the confluence of Tammys is quite earth-shattering. I’m surprised the building is still standing after they get through with Ron. He is raked over the coals in a whole new direction by Tammy 1 and it’s really upsetting. We take Ron to some places that I was really uncomfortable taking him. I hope he’ll forgive me.”
And, yes, Offerman insisted that those places are even darker than the landmark Season 3 episode “Ron and Tammy II,” which found Ron missing half his moustache, with his hair in cornrows, and dressed in a kimono.
“My entire body, including hair, undergoes some incredible ordeals,” he added. “It’s mighty humiliating.”