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Nick Offerman Is Very Excited About the Tammy 1 Casting

Patricia Clarkson.

Now that Parks and Recreation has finally cast Patricia Clarkson as Tammy 1, the ex-wife of Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) who's so fearsome that even Tammy 2 (Megan Mullally) cowers from her, Offerman can breathe a sigh of relief. "I'm lucky enough to be pals with [Patricia], and I was involved in trying to woo her to the show. So Megan and I were just over the moon," he told TV Line. "She has such a commanding sexuality combined with a sort of wild side." Comparing his character's former wives to "an evil Snow White and Rose Red duo," Offerman says that when the casting became official, "The three of us had a drink to celebrate the news. [Patricia] was wearing a white dress and Megan was wearing dark colors, and I'm looking at the two of them just thinking, 'What the hell did I do to get so lucky? I'm a lucky bastard.'" [TV Line]

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