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See Patricia Clarkson in Action As Parks and Recreation’s Tammy 1

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Curious about what Patricia Clarkson will bring to the table as Parks and Recreation's Tammy 1, the fearsome first ex-wife to Ron Swanson? A lengthy featurette for the upcoming season of Parks and Rec has made its way online, and it gives us a first look at Clarkson's ice-queen approach to her character, which reduces Ron (Nick Offerman) to acting like her childish lapdog. But there's more: We also get a look at the equally scary (though less put-together) Tammy 0, better known as Ron's mother and played by Saturday Night Live scribe Paula Pell. In fact, the Parks featurette promises that these two Tammies plus Tammy 2 (Megan Mullally) will all share a moonshine-drinking battle royale in an early episode; it's the most dangerous gathering of three drunk women with the same name since Jessica Biel and Jessica Alba sharked Jessica Chastain at a Golden Globes after-party. [Clearly Dope/Tumblr]