Parks and Rec Exclusive: Meet Leslie's Nemesis!

Parks and Recreation Jon Glaser Leslie Knope’s plum new city council gig comes with one major drawback: a nemesis.

TVLine has learned exclusively that comedian Jon Glaser has joined Parks and Recreation‘s fifth season, playing a town councilman — one of two the audience has yet to meet. (We have in seasons past been introduced to the lecherous Councilman Dexhart and the reasonable Councilman Howser.)

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Parks showrunner Mike Schur tells us that the longtime Late Night with Conan O’Brien writer’s character, a local orthodontist, “basically becomes Leslie’s nemesis. He doesn’t find her interesting or charming at all, and doesn’t care about her bright-eyed, bushy-tailed attitude toward making the town better… He just doesn’t like her.”

Knope’s new foe, as well as the other “extremely old,” Strom Thurmond-like politician, make their respective debuts in the third installment of Season 5, which bows Thursday, Sept. 20 at 9:30/8:30c.

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“They’re going to be around a lot,” shares Schur. “Certainly not in every episode, but… they’ll float in and out as we need them.”

A successful sketch comedy series writer, Glaser currently stars in his own Adult Swim creation Delocated.

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  1. bobbie says:

    sounds totally awesome

  2. Justin says:

    sounds good to me

  3. comedyfan says:

    Any chance to see more of Jon Glaser is A-okay with me!

  4. Matt says:

    Awesome. Did anybody see him in The Illusionators sketch on Human Giant where he was so awestruck by their illusion that he didn’t know what to do with his life anymore?

  5. Meg says:

    Can’t wait for Parks and Rec to start back up!! Best show on tv!!!

  6. Patrick says:

    I remember when Conan was pushed out of nbc, all of his characters were owned by nbc, and conan had to start fresh when he got to tbs. So i guess nbc are starting to use one… maybe the parks dept can have an episode where the masterbating bear comes round. I think if done right, it could fit into the show…

    p.s. leno still sucks

  7. Patrice says:

    It’s the 4th season, not the 5th.

  8. Deano says:

    Nope (knope) Patrice, it’s the 5th season. The first season was just 6 episodes, and there have been three since then.

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