Jon Hamm has found another scripted TV gig post-“Mad Men,” and this one is going to remind you yet again of just how funny the guy can be.
Sources confirm that Hamm is going to lend his comedy talents to at least one episode of “Parks and Recreation” season 7, where he is going to reprise his role as the incredibly incompetent National Parks employee Ed. You first saw Ed during the season 6 finale, where Leslie Knope made the move to fire him. Basically, the whole joke was “you are firing Jon Hamm,” but he was so game that we would watch him screw things up time and time again if NBC gives us an opportunity to see that.
Given where the show is right now in filming, this is probably just going to be a brief appearance, but we’ll take almost anything we can get here. Given that this is also the final season of “Parks and Recreation,” we imagine that this is going to pay tribute to many of their greatest guest stars over the years. We’ll be bummed if there is no Ben Schwartz, Jenny Slate, or Rob Lowe at some point before this comes to a conclusion.
As for what we’re confident about, it is that Amy Poehler will once again be hilarious, Nick Offerman will remind us that he was born to be Ron Swanson, and we’ll find ourselves rooting for most of these crazy characters in Pawnee, Indiana. We almost always are.
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