Parks and Recreation

Season 3 Episode 4

Ron and Tammy II

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 10, 2011 on NBC
out of 10
User Rating
174 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

The return of Ron's ex-wife Tammy (returning guest star Megan Mullally) throws a wrench in his budding relationship with Tom's ex-wife.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • Tammy 2 is back

    She back. Tammy (the second one) makes an appearance again. Like the last one, there were fireworks between her and Ron. They both acted very well together. (In real life Tammy is Nick Offerman real life wife) The only bad thing is that this episode was not as good as the first one. I think there was too much hype for this episode and that's what took the rating down a bit. Ron in crow rows was. . . . . interesting. I think the best part might have been Ben trying to play it cool with the cops but was actually very nervous. It's very funny. Also funny was the scene where Ron and Tammy fight the the cops try to break it up and the cops explaining what happened. (real piece of work) Also good about this episode was getting back on track for the Harvest Festival. Overall, this was better then last weeks (which wasn't hard) but could have been better.moreless
  • 304

    Wasn't as good as the last episode, I think, but it was an awesome follow up to the Ron & Tammy episode of last season. So far, this season has not yet had one bad episode, I've been really loving this show more than ever right now, and I really recommend it if you're not watching yet.

    So this really wasn't Valentine's theme but it sort of had to do with relationships, I liked the tie in with Tom getting his revenge. I'm glad they're finally writing out Wendy, I was always indifferent toward her, and she really didn't bring a lot to the table other than to bring some sort of conflict.

    April being Chris' assistant for a day was definitely the best story line, I'm really liking the April vs. Ann thing that they got going. I've really grown to love Rob Lowe here (ever since "Flu Season") I'm not sure how I feel about Leslie's possible relationship with Ben, but I don't mind it. Overall, hilarious installment to a hilarious show.moreless
  • Ron vs. Tammy: Round 2

    Nick Offerman has created a God among men out of Ron Swanson. Ron is everything I love in TV characters: sometimes deadpan, sometimes completely out of control, always funny, plays by his own rules.. he just exudes awesome, and this episode, along with last season's episode of the same name, shows that him and his real life wife make quite the duo in this show. Ron stole the show, and it's easy to see how the episode could've grown repetitive with just Ron doing things with his wife. But this is Parks and Recreation, and these writers are not lazy. Instead, we have a slew of storylines that are equally interesting and further suck us into the town of Pawnee.

    Ron ends up breaking up with Wendy (amicably, since she's moving back to Canada). However, Tom is still holding a grudge, so he gets Tammy to attend a party that Leslie is holding for the police force as a means to get them to act as security for the Harvest Festival. You know, just explaining the episode makes me realize how well plotted this show is.. anyways, I digress. Tom and Tammy try to make Ron jealous, and instead of accomplishing this, Tom simply ends up getting Ron and Tammy back together, where we learn what they did all night via a hilarious and quick montage of ridiculous scenes.

    Meanwhile, we get a few moments that address Chris and Ann's relationship, WAY more interesting than Mark and Ann's relationship. Nothing against Paul Schreider, but Mark quickly became the most boring character on a show filled with fleshed out personalities. It was sad to see him go, but to replace him with Rob Lowe is perfection. Everything about his awesome, and surprisingly, his personality is not grating. Hearing him bark orders in the most polite way possible and give her Post-It notes that tell her "You're great!" made me laugh hysterically. I also liked Andy's attempt to get her out of being his secretary.. the return of FBI agent Bert Maclan was a nice addition.

    We also had Ben going from a simple side character to a very Jim Halpert-esque guy who means well but seems to be too hooked to his job to stand up for himself. And his subtle attraction to Leslie felt very real and touching, especially considering the Leslie Knope we got here was the dedicated and somewhat loopy woman who will do anything for others at whatever cost. Nothing against the crazy hysterical Leslie, but the one in this episode is far more impressive.

    The episode was just great, from the cold open to the final relaxing moments between Duke Silver and Tommy Timberlake.moreless
  • An already funny show has really begun to hit it's stride

    You know I wasn't sure about this show when it originally began, thinking it might not make it past a first or second season, but now this show has really hit it's stride and has become laugh-out-loud hilarious. Ron and Tammy (Megan Mullaly) are excellent together and you could see everyone on the cast was just really having fun with this episode in which Ron and Tammy make up and have a wild night. This show has really blossomed into something special in it's third season and it reminds me alot of the early seasons of The Office (US). Rob Lowe and Adam Scott have both been excellent additions to the cast and I hope their characters don't leave anytime soon.

    One of the best episodes of the entire series so far, I couldn't stop laughing.moreless
  • There were some genuinely funny moments in this episode.

    This was the first time I've seen this show. After reading articles, on this site, and the cover story on EW magazine about this program, I wanted to see how funny it was. My first reaction was how much it was like The Office. Then I began to just enjoy the episode. The reunion of Ron and his ex-wife had some funny moments. The trip to the beauty salon where Ron was given "corn - rows" and the wedding ceremony gave me a chuckle. I liked the interaction between Leslie and Ben; Ben, I can see is the character you love to hate. I may wath a few more episodes.moreless

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions