NBC’s Parks and Recreation has had a lot of (deserved) good fortune recently. After rumors to the contrary, the fan favorite was renewed for a full fifth season, and the show was also awarded a Peabody Award, because, as the Peabodys’ website put it, the show “never condescends or caricatures. Instead it confronts the characters with problems from the trivial to the serious.” Truth!
But tragedy has befallen the cast: as seen at the awards luncheon this today, Nick Offerman, who plays the lushly mustachioed, dark-haired Ron Swanson, is now a bearded blond. (Or possibly a redhead?)
What explanation could there possibly be? See the slideshow for a couple of angles on the problem. (We’re also wondering if Aubrey Plaza and Amy Poehler coordinated on their fashion-shorts ensembles?)