Parks and Recreation Casts SNL Alum as Jean-Ralphio's Twin Sister

Parks and Recreation Cast Jenny SlateIn a piece of uncanny casting almost on par with Once Upon a Time‘s Young Snow White, Parks and Recreation has tapped Saturday Night Live alum Jenny Slate to play Jean-Ralphio’s twin sister, Mona Lisa, in an upcoming episode.

As the storyline goes, Mona Lisa is hired to shill swag on behalf of Tom’s new Rent-A-Swag enterprise, reports — yet proves just as lax in her work ethic as her twin bro (played by Ben Schwartz).

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Since her brief 2009-10 SNL run, which included mimicking Kristen Stewart and the recurring character of infomercial pitchwoman Tina-Tina Chaneuse, Slate has guested on series such as Bored to Death, Girls and Raising Hope.

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  1. J says:

    Thought she was great on Raising Hope.

    Also, you forgot arguably her biggest breakout yet: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On!

  2. Booooo says:

    Way to ruin an episode of Parks. Blech.

  3. Fabian says:

    I really liked her on SNL and don’t know why they let her go. I’m glad with this news though, hopefully she’ll recur often as Jean Ralphio does!

  4. Ace says:

    I kind of want to meet the people who named their children Jean-Ralphio and Mona Lisa and raised them into these two lovable weirdos. Can we make that happen, P&R?

  5. cjeffery7 says:


  6. Ted says:

    Nobody watches this show. Note the lack of comments.