This effort was short-lived, however, and Tom eventually apologized and the two parted on good terms. Diane, however, is understanding of the accident, saying that it was just kids being kids. He is later considered a possible candidate for interim mayor after Mayor Gunderson dies. [27] After she broke up with him, Mark left his city hall position for a job in the private sector, marking Schneider's departure from the series. [65][66], Scott Braddock (H. Jon Benjamin) is a high-strung Pawnee city attorney who becomes extremely nervous about anything that could lead to a lawsuit. He appeared in the episode "Sister City", when Raul, Carlos, Jhonny and a delegation of Venezuelan officials visited Pawnee, where they were met by Leslie and her fellow parks department employees. He kidnapped Rory McKenna as part of a plan to get the ship of the Fugitive Predator, as he could understand the Yautja language. : The Extra-Terrestrial only 1 and 1/2 stars because "it's a good story, but it's just not believable". Ron Dunn (Sam Elliott) is the former director of Eagleton's parks department, the equivalent position of Ron Swanson's in Pawnee. [53] In contrast to April's personality, her parents are extremely positive and enthusiastic people. Leslie convinced him not to do so at the last minute, and they instead angered Callamezzo by discussing the 2009 film Avatar and whether it lived up to its hype. The projected new state wages over the life of the agreement are expected to be approximately $44,613,465. Afterwards, she tells Leslie and Ben that she "mostly" made all that up, then details how she'll be able to spin any outrage from them in Bobby's favor. Chris (Will Arnett) is an MRI technologist at the hospital where Ann Perkins works. "[159][160] Ken's efforts proved successful, as the local media learned about the curse and reported on it so extensively that the festival was nearly ruined. Also, Ann noticed from the picture that Joe had the mumps. [65][66] Chris is an extremely positive person who is always upbeat and energetic. [180][190] Perd interviewed Leslie and porn star Brandi Maxxxx in "Jerry's Painting" to discuss whether a painting featuring Leslie nude can be considered art. In Citizen Knope, Leslie gives a Christmas ornament with "Knope 2012" written on it, to William as a present, and attempts to give Elizabeth a Knope 2012 menorah because she thinks but is not sure Elizabeth is Jewish (she isn't). [63], Justin Anderson (Justin Theroux) is a lawyer and long-time friend of Ann who briefly dated Leslie. [13][14] She started dating city planner Mark Brendanawicz, but they split up by the end of the second season. [7] Even before getting her part-time Pawnee job, Ann often spent time at city hall and helped the parks department on their endeavors due to her friendship with Leslie. [158] Ben Wyatt fired him after Joe sent a cell-phone picture of his penis to everyone in the Pawnee government. She lives on the farm Ron grew up on, and has an entire room devoted to guns. [107] Decades later, Marlene shared the story of her long-lost love with Leslie, and Leslie's boyfriend Justin Anderson insisted they find Frank and surprise Marlene by reuniting the pair. He was dating Ann at the start of the show and, prior to the events of the first episode, he falls into a construction pit and breaks both his legs. [19][102] Jean-Ralphio contributed $5,000 when Tom was seeking a $10,000 investment in the Snakehole Lounge nightclub. "[58][101], Jean-Ralphio Saperstein (Ben Schwartz) is the idiotic and cocky friend of Tom Haverford who, like Tom himself, fancies himself a pickup artist and baller, although he is looked upon with contempt by most people around him except Tom. Leslie and Ben consider him to be rude, but they still drive to Buddy Wood's house to beg him for either a second chance for an interview or for him to erase the negative footage; Buddy then sourly reveals that he never aired the interview because his bag was lost in Pawnee, unaware that one of the airport workers, who liked Leslie and was angered by Buddy's rude attitude, took the interview tape and threw it into a dumpster. Leslie told him to go away, and after April asked him what qualified him to work in animal control, and he responded, "I studied zoology in college. In the season six finale, Jamm is shown at the Pawnee/Eagleton unity concert leading a secession effort. Traeger Pellet Grills serves customers in the United States. William"Will"Traeger is thesecondary antagonistof the 2018 sci-fi action horror filmThe Predator, the fourth installment of thePredatorfranchise. Leslie and Ben prepare for the rehearsal dinner and thank their nanny, Roz, for her effort at the impossible task of watching the triplets. Leslie later confronts Jennifer at her favorite restaurant, where Jennifer says bluntly she likes Leslie but has been hired to defeat her. [212][213] The two met during April's vacation to Venezuela and she brought him back to Pawnee, primarily to make Andy jealous. By the early 1980s Jerry Whitfield, a Boeingaviation engineer from Washington, and Joe Traeger, who ran a family-owned heating company in Oregon, wer… [47] Offerman and Mullally improvised many of their on-screen fights, as well as their unusual kissing and sexual encounters. [107][214] He also embarrassed Leslie by showing her naked photos of Marlene from her youth. Ron is not good with children, or more specifically, with girls (he had previously taken teenage and pre-teen boys camping to teach them survival skills, and also coached a basketball team). [6] During the first two seasons, Leslie seeks to turn a construction pit into a park, despite several government obstacles and red tape. He idolizes Ben Wyatt, laughing raucously when Ben makes accounting puns and often calling in an unseen character named Ted to hear the pun after he laughs at it. Perderick L. "Perd" Hapley (Jay Jackson) is a Pawnee television journalist and host of the television news programs Ya Heard? She makes another appearance in "Jerry's Retirement. Tammy Swanson (Patricia Clarkson) is the first ex-wife of Ron Swanson. . [74] Carl appeared in "Park Safety", in which Jerry claimed to be mugged in Ramsett Park, which fell under Carl's territory. [30][126], Mona-Lisa Saperstein (Jenny Slate) is the crazy, outgoing twin sister of Jean-Ralphio Saperstein, described by him as "a klepto, and a nympho, and a pyro". Detlef Schrempf is a real-life retired basketball player for the Indiana Pacers who portrays himself on Parks and Recreation. Wood pellets were invented in the United States in the late 1970s, they are small eraser-sized capsules made of compressed sawdust. Both Ron and his second wife named Tammy panic at the news of her arrival, and Ron attempts to flee before deciding to return to face her. April gave her an address in Miami that she claimed was hers, and said Tynnyfer was welcome to climb over the fence and stay there. Shauna is the only non-main character to appear in every season. He reappears in The Trial of Leslie Knope, where it is revealed he is a NASCAR enthusiast. In the Season 6 episode "Doppelgangers", he was brought over to the Pawnee offices along with other Eagleton employees when the towns merged. Leslie was initially pleased with the idea, and together they tracked Frank to his new home in Illinois. His final appearance is in the Season 7 episode "Two Funerals". Chris's anxiety improves under his care. In the season five episode "Animal Control," Chris Traeger fires Brett and Harris after he steps on a coyote trap in the animal control office. I love wearing bikinis at the beach with everyone there." Jhonny invites her to go with him to Venezuela, his country and attend her like a princess full of luxuries and acts. During the 1973 oil crisis, an increased demand for affordable home heating spearheaded a push toward alternative heat sources, which would later include wood pellets. Jamm then abstains from the land rights vote, leaving the issue deadlocked. In a private conversation with Leslie, Diane admits that she feels more threatened by her than by Tammy II, as she feels that Leslie knows Ron in a way that she never can. Kelly Larson (Will Forte)[200] is a Pawnee resident who advocated for Leslie to include the Twilight novel in a time capsule she was organizing. He appeared briefly in Season 6 twice, in the episode "Ann and Chris" dressed up as the Easter Bunny at Ann and Chris's going away party and in the episode "Prom" pretending to be April's mom when Andy picked her up to go to the senior prom. In season six, his coworkers take to permanently calling him Larry instead of Jerry. [83][216] Although she does not admit it, Lindsay appears to harbor resentment toward Leslie for having been offered the job first. Dennis laughs at him when Tom sprays the cologne, telling him it smells terrible, and dismisses him. Mullally is the real-life wife of Nick Offerman, who plays Ron. He tried to discredit everything Quinn McKenna experienced when he encountered the Fugitive Predator, and attempted to send him to an asylum for that purpose. After recurring heavily during the show's sixth season, Eichner was promoted to a starring cast member in the seventh season, beginning with the fourth episode "Leslie and Ron". [28][64] In the episode "Camping", he took a job as acting city manager after the previous manager, Paul Iaresco, suffered a heart attack. She first appears in "Ron and Diane", singing Christmas carols with her mother, father, and sister, Miriam. Leslie ultimately solved the problem by turning Pawnee's side of the park into a wiffle ball field and making the fence its home run wall. He called me park lady. In "Ron and Diane" it's revealed that Millicent is engaged to a rafting instructor named Carl. [24][193] Mark told Shauna he does not believe the park will ever be built. The company was founded in 1987 by Joe Traeger, whose family owned an Oregon heating company. In "Dave Returns", Dave comes back to Pawnee for the retirement party of the current police chief. Traeger Pellet Grills General Information Description. Z-Grill VS. Traeger Pro. Joe Traeger was preparing the family’s Fourth of July get together of barbecued chicken, cooked on Joe’s new gas grill. William (Johnny Sneed) and Elizabeth (Antonia Raftu) first approached Leslie in the third-season finale, Li'l Sebastian, about Leslie potentially running for city council. Now, more than twenty years later, the Traeger Wood Pellet Grill is being used around the world by outdoor cooks who’ve “Tasted the Difference” and switched to our unique handcrafted grills. In "Andy and April's Fancy Party", Harris and Brett attend the wedding party; despite this, Harris later asks if April is single. Dave apologized for his behavior and accepted the situation, being glad to know that Leslie is happy. This prompted Andy to chase Lawrence through the street naked while using crutches. Dr. Saperstein (Henry Winkler), the father of Jean-Ralphio and Mona-Lisa, is a gynecologist in Pawnee who invests in several area businesses. Shauna Malwae-Tweep (Alison Becker) is a reporter with the local newspaper, The Pawnee Journal. The boat’s engine failed, and Joe spent six days adrift with the crew discussing the industrial climate in Cuba and discovering what seemed to be an untapped demand there for US products. "[211], Eduardo (Carlo Mendez) was an attractive young Venezuelan man who briefly dated April Ludgate. It rolled down the hill, where it lays and rusts today. However, when Ron asked Tom whether he could ask Wendy out after the divorce, Tom was secretly heartbroken, despite giving Ron his blessing. He ended the night by telling Leslie, "Hey park lady, you suck," to which she proudly replied, "Hear that? [209][210] In Season 4, he remained at Entertainment 720, and was hanging out with Roy Hibbert, who had the free time to work with them due to the NBA lockout; both men roundly mocked Tom and Jean-Ralphio's lack of business sense. $8.90. Ron even stated "If that woman wasn't so violently opposed to marriage, I'd propose to her". [31][34] Tom considers himself an extremely stylish dresser and smooth pickup artist,[35][36] and believes he carries himself in the style of rapper Jay-Z. [11][147] For example, in "94 Meetings", Leslie ran into Councilman Howser in the men's bathroom, which she entered while following Ron Swanson and trying to discuss something with him. Harris (show writer Harris Wittels) and Brett (Colton Dunn) are the two useless stoner employees of the Animal Control department. As a compromise, she held a public meeting where she listened to all demands. Although Diane does not appear in Season 7, she is frequently mentioned. The two are married in an extremely fast-paced wedding filmed on April's phone and with highlighter pens acting as a bouquet. ", "Parks and Recreation Review: American, Buffets, Honor...", "Parker Posey guests on "Parks and Rec" this week; go behind the scenes! [195] Shauna also appeared in "Media Blitz" as one of the many reporters who wrote about Ben Wyatt's past as a failed teen mayor. In "Ron and Diane", Diane shows an impressive level of patience and understanding at Tammy II's psychotic attempts to ruin her relationship with Ron. Eventually she finds enjoyment in a job in Washington D.C. as a career placement counselor. Ron is at first reluctant to take on a new stylist, but bonds with Typhoon over their shared hatred of Europe and bicycles. However, when Tom tried to intervene and Tammy brutally beat him up, Ron remembered how horrible Tammy was and ended their marriage again. They are first seen in the second-season episode The Possum; Brett appears in six episodes and Harris in eight. The Company offers a range of grills, pellets, sauces, rubs, shakes, and accessories. At that same party, Orin spoke to Chris, but Chris was so positive he overwhelmed Orin. when she made a motion indicating how bad she feels. JavaScript seem to be disabled in your browser. [53][54] Rita is from Puerto Rico, which April sardonically claims is what makes herself so "lively and colorful", while Larry bares more than a passing resemblance to Ron Swanson;[119] otherwise, however, Larry and Rita represent the archetypical Midwesterner couple. This inadvertently caused Ann to meet Leslie after Ann attends a city hall meeting to demand the pit be filled in. Traeger Pellet Grills serves customers in the United States. The only remaining references are that the mural mock-up he made hangs in Ron's office through season 6, and a laptop bag he gives to Ann Perkins appears as a prop through season 5. He joined the show in the penultimate second-season episode "The Master Plan" as an Indiana state auditor, but eventually took a job at Pawnee working with Chris. Jennifer then gives Leslie some genuinely good advice about upcoming decisions, and tells the camera that she is doing so because she has no one to play chess with and "sometimes I need to play against myself". [93][94] In "Media Blitz", Leslie and Ben appeared on Pawnee Today to combat rumors that he was going to bankrupt the town due to his past as a failed teen mayor. Sign up to recieve recipes, latest events, tradeshow news and special offers. [39][87] In "Greg Pikitis", Dave helped Leslie monitor her nemesis, high school student Greg Pikitis, on Halloween night and ultimately helped catch him in the middle of committing a prank. [nb 3] Joan refers to herself as a "legendary newswoman" and is more intimidating than other members of the Pawnee media, as Leslie declares that she "runs this town". [167][168] Andy, who helps Leslie capture the opossum, said at one point, "We're acting under direct orders from Mayor Gunderson's dog. [120] She is a shrewd and cunning politician who is willing to resort to unethical tactics to get her way. [85][184] She often serves as a parody of the media in her tendency to turn small matters into big stories and her desire to find the most negative possible aspects of any given story. [5] Her dream is to become the first female President of the United States. [11][12] Ann and Leslie meet after Ann requests at a town meeting that an abandoned construction pit be filled, and Leslie pushes to have it turned into a park. [215][217], Posey previously starred with Amy Poehler in the 2009 comedy film Spring Breakdown. She first appeared in Smallest Park, where she made quite an impression on Andy, April, and particularly Ron. Although Linda seemed to have a connection with Chris, she went home with Ron, revealing her attraction to him, for the entire night.[112]. When Leslie appears on Perd Hapley's show to reveal that Bobby Newport has been avoiding his hometown in favor of making out with a woman on a Majorca beach, Jennifer says that Bobby is in Europe to get business opportunities for Pawnee and the woman is an anti-landmine advocate. [15][62] While Ben never previously established roots in a town due to the constant traveling from his job, Ben gradually came to develop a love of Pawnee, which coincided with his developing romantic interest in Leslie herself. [39][40], Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) is the parks and recreation director, although he allows Leslie to do almost all the real work in the department. Joe Traeger is the man credited with innovating the pellet grill, an outdoor cooker that uses processed, compressed wood pellets that feed a fire from an automated hopper. [107] Leslie tried to call off the reunion, but Justin insisted on going through with it, and they brought Frank to a Valentine's Day senior citizen dance to meet Marlene. Carl Lorthner (Andy Samberg)[143] is a park ranger and the head of outdoor security for Pawnee. When she confesses this fear to Ron, he assures her that, while Leslie is a loyal friend and colleague, he could never have any romantic feelings towards her. [76] In an episode of season 4 during Leslie's trial for the relationship she had with Ben, Jerry reveals his real first name, Garry, while under oath. Leslie launched efforts to make the parks safer and had Carl take them on a tour of the area; he showed Leslie, Tom and Jerry around on a mobile cart that had been attacked and urinated upon by raccoons. Joe Traeger started working in an uncle’s heating business, and he took over in 1962 at age 23, eventually bringing sons Randy, Mark and Brian into what became Traeger Heating. In flash forwards in the series finale, it is revealed that he was elected mayor multiple times before retiring and dying peacefully in Gayle's arms surrounded by his family on his 100th birthday. Rather than try to pick up Lucy like the other girls, he simply acts like himself; the two end up hitting it off and soon begin dating. The protagonist is Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), the deputy parks director as well as serving on city council, and the rest of the ensemble cast consists of her friends and co-workers, including nurse Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones), parks director Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), and parks department employees Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari), April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza), Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt), Jerry Gergich (Jim O'Heir), and Donna Meagle (Retta). 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