Posts tagged as ron swanson

Nick Offerman on His Friendship with Sam Elliott

"Getting to meet him was incredibly surreal because he’s someone I admire greatly, and to discover that he was a fan of the show and therefore excited to meet us and work with us was really a bizarre sensation. To me, it would be like Teddy Roosevelt showing up and saying that he liked my work in the legislature. And much to my intense gratification, Sam turned out to be incredibly sweet and classically generous as an actor. He may not have done a lot of television comedy, but he knows how to play scenes. He showed up knowing his stuff and was ready to give and take with the [...]

'The Kings of Summer' Is a Very Nick Offerman-y Thing

The Kings of Summer opens in select cities today. It will make its way to the other, non-select cities at some point soon. Patience is a virtue.

The Kings of Summer seems to have come from the mind of Nick Offerman, but it was actually written by first time screenwriter Chris Galletta, a former David Letterman joke writer. The plot of the film finds three teenage boys spending the summer in the woods, building a house and trying to live a Walden type existence to get away from their annoying and overbearing parents. While this goes on, Nick Offerman, who plays Frank, the father of the lead MIA rapscallion, [...]

Ron Swanson Records a Bacon Shortage PSA (and May Be the Reason for the Bacon Shortage)

Meat lover Ron Swanson filmed this "The More You Know" PSA to address the bacon shortage that's affecting this fine country of ours. Swanson shares tips on places to hide bacon to keep you well-fed throughout the impending famine, explaining that you can hide bacon in your desk drawer, behind one of your paintings, or under your Aziz Ansari. To be fair, though, Ron Swanson's 38 secret bacon hiding spots might be part of the reason we're experiencing a shortage.

‘Parks and Rec’ Showrunner Michael Schur Is Handing Out Season 5 Spoilers Like Crazy

Entertainment Weekly just published a series of spoilers from Parks and Recreation’s showrunner Michael Schur, but with the names of the characters in said spoilers blanked out as an attempt at a “fun” guessing game, with a key at the bottom so you can decode the answers. Well, I have a firm anti-fun policy, so I’ve taken the liberty of cracking the code to Michael Schur’s spoilers for everyone who doesn’t want to waste their time on Entertainment Weekly’s silly games. Behold!:

1. “Ann has a personal breakthrough thanks to a cowboy hat, and some tough love from Leslie.” 2. “Champion the three-legged dog may be the only [...]

Get Excited for Ron Swanson to Get Domestic

Here's a fun little chestnut from Parks and Rec's Nick Offerman, talking about what to expect when the show returns for its fourth season this fall: I think that the writers are looking to see Ron in a more domestic situation. There's a lot of talk about what kind of woman would Ron be able to actually have a lasting, healthy relationship with. We know that the relationships that he's had have not worked out too well, and so I think it would be fun to see what kind of compromises Ron has to make in order to get along with a lady in a lasting way.

And [...]

Ron Swanson Is Full of Emotions

The Ron Swanson we all know and love is a man of intense emotions. All two, maybe three of them. In honor of the new season of Parks and Recreation, NBC put together this supercut of Ron Swanson's vast emotional range. Below, some preview clips from the show's London-based season premiere, which airs next Thursday:

Nick Offerman Made a Crazy Video with Famous People and Did a Reddit AMA

To promote a new indie comedy he's starring in called Somebody Up There Likes Me, Nick Offerman made this ridiculous video with Adam Scott, Megan Mullally, Amy Poehler, Alison Brie, and Friday Night Lights' Stephanie Hunt. He also did a question-and-answer sesson on Reddit, the highlights of which are contained below:

Megan Mullally Will Make Her Annual 'Parks and Rec' Guest Spot Again

Ron Swanson's ex-wife Tammy #2 will continue her streak of annual Parks and Rec appearances this season, TVGuide reports. Megan Mullally will be back as Tammy, who returns to jeopardize Ron Swanson's new relationship with a citizen named Diane (played by Xena: Warrior Princess's Lucy Lawless). As if Ron Swanson doesn't already have enough intimidating ladies in his life.

How Fate Created Duke Silver

"To my knowledge, they came up with the idea and the whole rounded personality of Duke Silver…completely unaware that I spent my entire youth as a jazz saxophone player…It was a beautiful marriage of their imaginations and my real life. It’s one of my absolute favorite attributes of the character." – Nick Offerman to CoCreate on how the fates aligned to create the perfect man, Duke Silver.

Nick Offerman Likes Woodworking A Lot

Nick Offerman wrote about his love of woodworking for the Huffington Post. He writes (make sure to read it in a Ron Swanson voice):

In my day job, performing for folks is a gas, and I am very tickled to make a nice living as a professional jackass, but it is the production of sawdust and shavings that brings me the most profound satisfaction. I love nothing more than to escape to my shop and set up a wenge (African hardwood) canoe thwart in my bench vise and set to shaping it with nothing more than a freshly sharpened spokeshave and a complacent smile. I crank up some [...]

Sam Elliott to Play Ron Swanson's Rival on 'Parks and Rec'

The list of guest stars for Parks and Recreation's upcoming sixth season continues to grow. TV Line reports that mustachioed character actor Sam Elliott has signed on to play a rival/counterpart to Ron Swanson who does his same job in Pawnee's rival town of Eagleton and may or may not have a better mustache. It was previously reported that Kristen Bell would be appearing in the same episode, the season's second, as Leslie Knope's wealthier and better-dressed Eagleton equivalent.

Parks and Rec's hour-long season premiere, the show's first double-length episode, airs September 26th and it takes the gang to London where Leslie Knope is receiving a political [...]

The Golden Globe Nominations Ignore All Your Favorite Comedies Once Again

The 2013 Golden Globe nominations came in this morning, and, as usual, they snubbed a bunch of TV's best comedies. Community and Happy Endings didn't receive a single nomination (and never have, from the Globes), whereas Parks and Recreation and Louie only got one nomination each for acting and not for Best TV Comedy. To put things into perspective, the Matt LeBlanc Showtime series Episodes got a Best TV Comedy nomination, an honor that was not bestowed upon 30 Rock, Community, Happy Endings, Parks and Recreation, and Louie. And most important of all, Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman has never been nominated for a Golden Globe (or an [...]

Nick Offerman Reveals the Secrets of Ron Swanson's Mustache

"Two weeks is a passable mustache. It’s like, 'Yeah, that’s a mustache.' But it takes longer for the upper nasal labial whiskers to reach the top lip. To grow the full ’stache is five to six weeks. Fun fact: facial hair is the provenance of the makeup department, not the hair department. We have this amazing makeup head named Autumn Butler, and she takes a lot of pride in maintaining Ron Swanson’s mustache."

–Nick Offerman, talking to The Believer, about his luscious lip fur.

Ron Swanson and Lucy Lawless Sitting In a Tree

Well, at least they'll sit in that tree until Swanson cuts it down and turns it into a canoe, which he'll in turn give to Lucy Lawless. Lawless is set for a multiple episode arc on Parks and Recreation as a single mother who turns to the parks department for help. In doing so, she meets Ron Swanson and, as these things go, falls for the man.  Here's the twist…dun dun dun…her name is not Tammy. SAY WHAT? (Karaoke with host Dave Holmes #DeepCut) It's true. She'll be named Diane. Diane's a fine name, I guess, but I don't know if Swanson would want a non-Tammy. However, this [...]