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The Definitive Ranking Of "Parks And Recreation" Guest Stars

It's been over a month since we said bye bye to Li'l Sebastian, so it's high time to revisit what is LITERALLY the best set of guest stars ever.

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27. Paula Pell (Tamara "Tammy Zero" Swanson)

Paula Pell's role as the gun-toting, competitive drinking Tammy "Zero" Swanson gives us a pretty clear window into how the America-loving libertarian Ron came to be.
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Paula Pell's role as the gun-toting, competitive drinking Tammy "Zero" Swanson gives us a pretty clear window into how the America-loving libertarian Ron came to be.

26. Patricia Clarkson (Tammy "One" Swanson)

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Patricia Clarkson puts the fear of God into Ron and Tammy Two as Ron's Sunday school teacher turned first wife, Tammy One.

25. JK Simmons (Mayor Stice of Partridge, Minnesota)

JK Simmons makes a stern-faced cameo as Mayor Stice, hellbent on humiliating Ben for Icetowngate 1990.
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JK Simmons makes a stern-faced cameo as Mayor Stice, hellbent on humiliating Ben for Icetowngate 1990.

24. Jonathan Banks (Steve Wyatt)

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Remember when Mike from Breaking Bad played the role Ben's dad, shouted at everyone, and faced off with Ron for the last bacon-wrapped prawn? Of course you do. Who would win that fight?

23. Jon Hamm (Ed the National Parks Guy)

Don Draper he was not. This guy was even worse than Larry, and got fired seconds into his cameo.
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Don Draper he was not. This guy was even worse than Larry, and got fired seconds into his cameo.

22. Kristen Bell (Ingrid de Forest)

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Kristen Bell is hilarious as Ingrid de Forest, Eagleton's sickly sweet, super snobby Leslie Knope counterpart. Leslie LITERALLY can't even.

21. Sam Elliott (Ron Dunn)

Sam Elliott makes an appearance as Eagleton Ron, head of former Eagleton's Parks & Rec department. Ron Swanson thinks he's got a friend in stoic Ron Dunn, but their friendship is short-lived as Ron Dunn reveals himself to be a hippie vegan.
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Sam Elliott makes an appearance as Eagleton Ron, head of former Eagleton's Parks & Rec department. Ron Swanson thinks he's got a friend in stoic Ron Dunn, but their friendship is short-lived as Ron Dunn reveals himself to be a hippie vegan.

20. Andy Samberg (Carl Lorthner)

Amy Poehler's former SNL colleague Andy Samberg cracked us up as the shouty, blackmailing park ranger Carl Lorthner, videographer of Burritogate.
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Amy Poehler's former SNL colleague Andy Samberg cracked us up as the shouty, blackmailing park ranger Carl Lorthner, videographer of Burritogate.

19. Heidi Klum (Ulee Danssen, Mayor of Silkeborg, Denmark)

Who really expected Heidi Klum to show up in Parks and Rec as a flawless billion foot tall Danish mayor? Not me anyway.
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Who really expected Heidi Klum to show up in Parks and Rec as a flawless billion foot tall Danish mayor? Not me anyway.

18. Lucy Lawless (Diane Lewis-Swanson)

Xena: Warrior Princess just showed up as Diane Tammy — Just Kidding! It's Elizabeth Lewis-Swanson. Whaat.
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Xena: Warrior Princess just showed up as Diane Tammy — Just Kidding! It's Elizabeth Lewis-Swanson. Whaat.

17. Madeleine Albright

Political cameos are the best kind of cameos. Leslie fulfills two #lifegoals by having lunch with Madeleine Albright and eating waffles — AT THE SAME TIME. And then snaffles Madeleine's waffles. That waffle-snaffler.
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Political cameos are the best kind of cameos. Leslie fulfills two #lifegoals by having lunch with Madeleine Albright and eating waffles — AT THE SAME TIME. And then snaffles Madeleine's waffles. That waffle-snaffler.

16. Will Arnett (Chris, the MRI Guy)

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Chris's ideal first date involves scanning his date's brain in an MRI machine. What a cameo.

15. Ginuwine

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Parks & Recreation's most fitting tribute to Li'l Sebastian.

14. Jenny Slate (Mona-Lisa Saperstein)

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♪ She's the WOOOOORST ♪. No, she's literally the worst person on earth.

13. Nick Kroll (The Douche)

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Nick Kroll's performance as The Douche was *fart noise*.

12. Jon Glaser (Councilman Jeremy Jamm)

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Leslie Knope's sworn City Council nemesis and general life-ruiner Jeremy Jamm is one of Parks and Rec's most pitiful villains. He's a sadist AND an orthodontist. EWWWW.

11. Billy Eichner (Craig Middlebrooks)

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Possibly even more passionate than Leslie Knope, if that's possible. Samantha in the boardroom, Miranda in the bedroom. Shouty Billy Eichner is a genius.

10. Louis C.K. (Officer Dave Sanderson)

There is a major pro-Leslie and Dave community, so Louis C.K. did something right.
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There is a major pro-Leslie and Dave community, so Louis C.K. did something right.

9. Jay Jackson (Perd Hapley)

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We want Perd Hapley reading all of the news, everywhere.

8. Henry Winkler (Dr. Saperstein)

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AND THEN THE FONZ WAS AN OVER-ZEALOUS SWINDLER.

7. Senator John McCain

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US Senator and former Presidential candidate John McCain appeared not once, but twice. Practically a series regular.

6. Bill Murray (Mayor Walter Gunderson)

Bill Murray appeared as a dead mayor in a coffin. His lines were spoken from beyond the grave, fulfilling Amy Poehler's dreams.
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Bill Murray appeared as a dead mayor in a coffin. His lines were spoken from beyond the grave, fulfilling Amy Poehler's dreams.

5. Paul Rudd (Bobby Newport)

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Paul Rudd appeared as Leslie Knope's painfully stupid election rival for Pawnee City Council and MADE YOU FEEL BAD FOR HOW STUPID HE WAS. Brilliant.

4. Ben Schwartz (Jean-Ralphio Saperstein)

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Tom's all-singing, all-dancing swagalicious biznozz partner is now living it up in ♪ TAJIIIIIKISTAN ♪. Indiana is saved.

3. Megan Mullally (Tammy Two Swanson)

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Tammy Two is the most terrifying sex machine on Earth and reduced Ron Swanson to a subservient little boy. The fact that she's played by Nick Offerman's IRL wife, Megan Mullally, makes this all the more hilarious.

2. Vice President Joe Biden

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Leslie got to meet her number one man-crush, Joe Biden. HOW DID THEY GET THE VICE PRESIDENT TO CAMEO?

1. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

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Michelle took time out of her day to descend from heaven and give Leslie, and therefore all of us, a high five. From then on, we agreed with her on all things throughout history and forever.

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