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Episode 140 — Ron Swanson Off

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:03 AM

I think we have a new best friend and his name is Nick Offerman! The ex-con and star of Parks and Recreation makes his Comedy Bang Bang debut this week and gives all you Parks and Rec die-hards a glimpse into the tear-jerking story of how Ron Swanson came to be. Also joining us is Paul Giamatti who trades audition and rejection stories with Nick. To put it simply: This episode is diminutive!

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:45 AM

It's so nice of Scott to not participate in the Hollywood blacklist of Paul Giamatti. From Big Momma's House and Big Fat Liar to Fred Claus, Paul is a legend.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:59 AM

Nice to have someone else who's 'over the line' at Parks and Rec, instead of one of those lowly writers. More of a straight interview for the first half of the episode but I enjoyed it, Nick Offerman is an interesting guy.

Great job on the new forum guys.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:43 AM

Too Big to Fail - was that title describing Paul Giamatti's Golden Globes beard?

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:29 AM

episode was over before i knew it. a sure sign that i'm being thoroughly entertained. great episode again.

forum looks so much better now. good job.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:44 AM

I'm only 30 minutes in right now, but I feel like this episode is going to be the one that makes me finally commit to catching up on P&R. Job well done, Earwolf!

P.S. The new forum looks AWESOME.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:19 AM

OMG! Congrats on being plugged on the show, Yotam! yyutim peauurl.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:24 AM

Great great interview.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:54 AM

fucking hysterical GREAT JOB!

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:06 AM

James Adomian continues to amaze me.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:44 AM

Real great to hear Nick Offerman on the show. Also, with him moving to New York, I haven't had much James Adomian in my life. I forgot how amzaing he is.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:49 PM

This episode was amazing, what a treat! When I was watching the Golden Globes last night, I was rubbing my paws together with giddy delight over Giamatti's loss, knowing it would fuel the impression....little did I know he would be on the very next episode! Offerman's little giggle absolutely slayed me.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:39 PM

Was there weird super-quiet music and muffled talking throughout the whole episode? I kept having to take my earbuds out to see if it was my neighbors. Not that it mattered. Great episode as always.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:52 PM

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:55 PM


We did have some sound blocking issues from a musical guest next door but I'm pretty sure it isn't present throughout the entire episode. Of course, we weren't going to withhold such a great episode due to any unfortunate sound issues. I'm glad it didn't infringe on your ability to enjoy the episode though!

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:04 AM

I would love to hear Scott Okerman and Nick Aufferman do some more of this again one day please. So nice to hear award winning podcast guest* James Adomian working his magic again too.

* I'm not even making this up as some kind of fanciful compliment. Word on the street is James has literally won at least one award simply for being a splendid podcast guest.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:37 AM

Great episode! Glad Nick Offerman came by, I love him as Ron Swanson and he has an excellent podcasting voice.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:33 PM

The real Giamatti needs to get on CBB so we can have a Giamatti-off!

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:15 PM

I had to turn it off. I love this show but that giamatti character is scraping the blackboard.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:46 AM

The only problem I had with this episode was that I was praying the Ron Swanson off would end with Paul Giamatti exploding and then re-constituting himself after some complaining. When an Adomian character goes crazy the episode becomes an instant classic. Great episode nonetheless