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

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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.

Comments (9)

  • Thought she was great on Raising Hope.

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

    Comment by J – December 21, 2012 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Way to ruin an episode of Parks. Blech.

    Comment by Booooo – December 21, 2012 08:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Fabian – December 21, 2012 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because she said the F word. And because they didn’t need two Nasim Pedrad/Jenny Slate types.

      Comment by topoopon – December 21, 2012 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?

    Comment by Ace – December 21, 2012 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by cjeffery7 – December 21, 2012 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nobody watches this show. Note the lack of comments.

    Comment by Ted – December 21, 2012 06:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re an absolute chump if you think this show isn’t closely watched inside and outside the industry. Foolish, empty comment.

      Comment by Jon – December 22, 2012 01:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You sir are below Jerry. Go away.

      Comment by Russ – December 22, 2012 07:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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