Jim O'Heir Previews Parks and Recreation, What Makes Jerry So Happy

He might be the happiest, most relaxed character on all of television - and on tonight's Parks and Recreation episode, we'll find out why.

Yes, TV Fanatics, we're about to meet Gail Gergich. And, oh yes, she's played by Christine Brinkley.

"We got the dream guest star to do it," Jim O'Heir told me over the phone, clearly excited over who would be portraying his fictional wife. "We got the prototype."

O'Heir said producers were going back and forth on the casting: do they give Jerry a "skinny, scrawny" chain-smoking wife? Someone to whom he's actually a tyrant at home?

Or do they go in the other direction, a "Christine Brinkley-type" that explains why Jerry handles all the office abuse with a smile on his face? They chose wisely, O'Heir says. Read More...



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