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NBC's PARKS AND RECREATION Has Cast An Oscar Nominee As The First Tammy Swanson!!

I am – Hercules!!

Ron Swanson’s much discussed first wife – one of the two people named Tammy he came to marry – will be played by Patricia Clarkson (“The Station Agent,” “All The Real Girls,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” “Easy A,” “Friends With Benefits”).

She was Oscar nominated in 2004 for her role in “Pieces of April.”

Megan Mullally played Swanson’s second wife, Tammy Two, in three episodes, including last May’s “Parks and Recreation” season finale.

Tammy One was glimpsed from behind in that same season finale.

The typically fearless Tammy Two gasped and fled in a panic when she realized Tammy One was in the building. (See clip below.)

New episodes of the Emmy-nominated  “Parks” return to NBC Sept. 22.

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  • July 29, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Love this show

    by vuvuzela

    That is all

  • July 29, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    id show her

    by tim


  • July 29, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Patricia Clarkson definitely has a MILF thing going on

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Hard to believe that 25 years ago she was Kevin Costner's wife in The Untouchables.

  • July 29, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    I remember when Oprah was rumored to be Tammy 1

    by Tarijeno

    That would have been amazing.

  • July 29, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    I love the way Ron looks in that clip.

    by Bruce Thomas Wayne

    That torch lighting ceremony fucked him up real good.

  • July 29, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    One of my favorite Actresses, and a very classy beautiful woman

    by Rebel Scumb

    One of the few women 'older' women whom I find super sexy to. She's in that Michael Caine/Oliver Platt/Stanley Tucci league of actors, that even when in a complete piece of garbage manages to be great and elevate the otherwise bad material

  • July 29, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Surprised Hercules didn't mention SNL's "Motherlover"

    by jim

    She was Timberlake's Mother / Samberg's Lover

  • July 29, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    tarijeno, re: oprah

    by Rebel Scumb

    Sherri Palmer on 24 always made me imagine Oprah Winfrey in the oval office The only person I can think of who's ego is so big she started her own magazine and appears on the cover of every issue!

  • July 29, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    I hope she's even more twisted and sex crazed than Tammy #2

    by Detective_Fingerling

    Also, she's a little sexy minx in Wendigo.

  • July 29, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST

    A full day after everyone else reported it

    by Rex Carsalot

    Seriously, what is the hold up with you guys?

  • July 29, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Rex; Coaxial has a contractual stipulation to post stories

    by NathanGrey

    24 hours after it hits the internet. Its the only thing that makes sense, right? Right???

  • July 29, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Sherry Palmer

    by Truxton Spangler

    she's going to be the new captain on Castle.

  • July 30, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    She's great in...

    by k88dad

    If you like quirky indie films, you can do a lot worse than The Station Agent.

  • July 30, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    dammit.. re: Castle

    by mcgillj

    I was HOPING.. fingers kind of crossed.. that Adam Baldwin would be the new boss.. and COULD still be.. seeing how it works out.. I mean Chuck IS only committed to its FINAL 13.. I love the Palmer character on 24... but I don't see her replacing the Capt. in fact.. it may have been a bad idea for him to exit.. I hope it wasn't a money/show issue. And I hope the actor who played the Capt. is ok.. I actually quite enjoyed the character, although his name never registered... really .. well I LIKED the way that he was involved.. but him exiting the show the way he did.. I just hope they find a way to bring him back via flashbacks.. or something, if he's willing to do so. It reminds me of when they got rid of the first Capt. on Rescue Me.. wrote his role almost out until his killed himself (on the show I mean).. was always a hell of a shocker.

  • July 30, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    anzari is a ...

    by dryjism


  • July 31, 2011, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Patricia Clarkson Credits List....

    by DJB

    ...You failed to mention The Untouchables?! C'mon!!!

  • Aug. 1, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    Damn right it's on the fall schedule

    by thedottedlion

    I'll see you in hell, Outsourced.