Sam Elliot Will Be Ron Swanson’s Doppleganger on Parks and Rec

sam elliotIt seems that Parks and Recreation is taking the Pawnee-Eagleton rivalry to a new level. They’re getting straight Bizarro World with it.

First we heard that Veronica Mars herself, Kristen Bell, would be playing the Eagleton version of Leslie Knope in this upcoming season, now there’s going to be an alternate version of Ron Swanson as well. And who has the mustache for the job? Why, only Sam Elliot of course.

So far I believe the pair will only be appearing for one episode, but knowing Parks and Rec, I bet they’ll be around for at least a few. Guest starring in the hour-long season premiere in September set in London will be Heidi Klum, who will play a Danish politician. How many tall jokes will Leslie make?

I wonder if they’ll keep going with this alternate reality theme and come up with alternate cast members for the rest of the actors now. Who would you cast as Bizarro Tom, Andy, April, Donna and Jerry?

I’m going to go with Sendhil Ramamurthy for Tom, Chris Evans for Andy, Mila Kunis for April, that much I know for sure. May be hard gets on those last two, but it would be worth it.

Paul Tassi is the Managing Editor of TVovermind and also manages the website Unrealitymag.com. He's contributed to major publications such as Forbes as well as BC Media Group properties.
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