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My ex-wife Tammy likes to check in every so often and make sure I'm doing OK. And if I am, she tries to f**k everything up.
Ron Swanson

"Ron & Tammy: Part 2" is the fourth episode of Season 3 of the NBC television series Parks and Recreation. It originally aired on February 10, 2011 to 5.03 million viewers.

Storyline Edit

Ron Swanson's ex-wife Tammy 2 continues her efforts to sabotage his life, but the normally susceptible Ron easily resists her seductions because he is now in a solid relationship with Tom Haverford's ex-wife Wendy Haverford, much to Tom's jealousy. Later, however, Wendy and Ron break up after she announces she is moving back to Canada. Meanwhile, Leslie Knope and the Parks Department throw a party for the Pawnee Police Department, where they hope to ask them to provide security for the upcoming Harvest Festival. During the party, Ben Wyatt awkwardly fails to get Chief Hugh Trumple's favor. Tom, unaware of Ron and Wendy's breakup, arrives at the party with Tammy to make him jealous. After bickering loudly, Ron and Tammy both decide to leave the party together to talk and try to make amends. However, a night filled with drunken sex and mayhem ensues, ending with the two getting re-married and ending up in jail.

After getting Ron released, the Parks Department holds an intervention for him about Tammy, even playing a previously recorded tape of Ron warning himself to stay away from her. Ron ignores the warnings and prepares to take Tammy to his cabin for a sex-filled honeymoon after her bridal shower. Leslie blames Tom for the dilemma and, although he initially claims to be unfazed, Tom later arrives at the bridal shower to stop Ron from going on the honeymoon. He reveals the whole marriage is a ploy by Tammy to once again make him miserable. Tammy attacks and mercilessly beats Tom, prompting Ron to remember what a monster she truly is and dump her. He literally carries Tom away, and the two later make amends. Despite the bad impression he made the day before, Ben asks Trumple for the Harvest Festival favor. The chief unconditionally agrees out of respect for Leslie, who he said always helps everyone, and because Leslie once dated his friend Dave Sanderson. Ben seems relieved Leslie and Dave are no longer together, and he later asks Leslie out to eat.

In a subplot, April Ludgate is working as Chris Traeger's assistant until he goes back to Indianapolis. April's cynical personality clashes with Chris' relentless optimism and happiness. In an attempt to get fired, April purposely neglects to tell Ann Perkins that Chris cannot make a lunch date. When Ann arrives to confront Chris, she quickly realizes April's ploy. Ann reveals she is very happy dating Chris, and would even probably move with him to Indianapolis if asked. Andy Dwyer, who is still trying to win back April's affections, gives Chris an obviously forged letter from the FBI claiming April must immediately return to the Parks Department. Chris sees through the ruse and tells April she can go back, but that remaining his assistant may provide her career opportunities. He invites her to return with him to Indianapolis and she seems interested, leaving both Ann and Andy stunned and jealous.

QuotesEdit

Jack Cooper: It appears you have an overdue book.
Ron: Oh, do I?
Jack Cooper: It's Not the Size of the Boat: Embracing Life with a Micropenis.
Ron: Tammy.

Ron: My ex-wife Tammy likes to check in every so often and make sure I'm doing OK. And if I am, she tries to f**k everything up.

Ben: Should we throw in some salads for a healthy option?
Tom: Wow, don't be such a Jerry, Ben.
Leslie: Yeah, Ben. These guys are cops. Not ballerinas.

Ben: You know what I like? Calzones.
Chief Trumple: What the hell's wrong with this guy?

Donna: [to Ron] Look I love you like a brother. But right now I hate you. Like my actual brother, Levandrious, who I hate.

Leslie: Calzones are pointless. They're just pizza that's harder to eat. No one likes them. Good day, sir.

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