Earlier this week a bootleg version of NBC’s extended teaser for Season 4 of “Parks and Recreation” popped up online. It contains a few things missing from the official video, which you can watch above.
Most notably, the network-approved cut excises any glimpses of “Tammy Zero,” Ron Swanson’s (Nick Offerman) mother. Paula Pell is playing the original Tammy in an early episode, but the network apparently decided to keep that under wraps (for those of us who didn’t watch the other version).
What we saw of Pell in the bootleg looks pretty funny, but her absence from the promo hardly matters — plenty of good stuff remains, including our first look at Patricia Clarkson as Tammy 1 (Ron’s first ex-wife).
You’ll also see Ron’s evolving facial hair after the torch-lighting incident in last season’s finale, a peek inside Tom’s (Aziz Ansari) Entertainment 7Twenty, Andy (Chris Pratt) being Andy and new haircuts both flattering (Aubrey Plaza) and puzzling (Rob Lowe). It adds up to 3 1/2 minutes of fine, anticipatory fun.
“Parks and Rec” premieres at 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday, Sept. 22.