'Parks and Recreation': The Tammy show


And now it all makes some sense, why Ron Swanson -- paragon of maleness, lover of beef and facial hair, enemy of taxes -- would become such an inhibition-free deviant when he's around his second ex-wife.The answer: His first ex-wife. "Parks and Recreation" set aside Leslie's campaign story for a week to give us the story/psychological case study of Ron's relationships with women, and because it was so different from the Tammy Two-affected version of Ron, it worked brilliantly. The B- and C-stories also clicked, making for a wall-to-wall great half-hour of TV.As Tammy One, Patricia Clarkson lived up to just about every expectation (no small feat, considering the buildup among "Parks" cultists). Ron's former Sunday school/math/driver's ed teacher and first-ever lover makes almost everything we previously knew about him and women seem perfectly logical, in an insane sort of way.Tammy One is blonde. Now, Ron only dates brunettes. Tammy One is icy, controlling and...



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