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Parks and Recreation Exclusive: Look Who's Playing April's Eagleton Doppelgänger

Parks and Recreation June Diane RaphaelParks and Recreation has assembled the final piece of its forthcoming “bizarro” Pawnee plot, and we approve.

TVLine has learned exclusively that comedy vet June Diane Raphael (NTSF:SD:SUV::, New Girl) has signed on to play the Eagleton counterpart of Aubrey Plaza’s apathetic April.

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“She’s April’s doppelgänger,” confirms exec producer Mike Schur, who describes Raphael’s character as “kind of a rich, boozy, Real Housewives-type.”

As Schur previously explained to TVLine, the Eagleton-Pawnee plot, which will take place over several episodes, finds the rival towns embarking on “a joint venture” which will allow viewers to finally meet the Pawnee crew’s equivalents. ”If you were in the Eagleton Parks Department, what would it look like? We wanted to show that world.”

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Raphael joins fellow bizarros Kristen Bell (as Leslie’s counterpart), Sam Elliott (as Ron’s “twin”) and Bill Eichner (as Donna’s double).

Tom’s copy, meanwhile, is being kept under wraps. “Tom’s doppelgänger is a spoiler,” Schur teased. “It’s not who the actor is — it’s the concept behind it.”

Parks and Recreation kicks off Season 6 on Thursday, Sept. 26.

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14 Comments
  1. Liz says:

    Yay! Shes hilarious on NTSF SD SUV and burning love. Can’t wait to see her interact with the parks and rec cast. This is just icing on the cake to the news that she’ll be doing a show with Casey Wilson

  2. Jake says:

    Will Parker Posey be returning at all?

  3. B says:

    There should be a joke where eagleton says something like “We had a jerry gergich but he fell down a hole and we haven’t seen him since.”

  4. Ginger says:

    The casting is SPOT. ON.

  5. John says:

    The biggest joke was if they had a Jerry and he was super productive and integral to everything that gets done.

  6. Joey says:

    I can’t wait to see her on the show. She’s very funny.

  7. Michelle says:

    Awesome casting news. Love her. So, do the non-Parks employees, i.e. Ben, Ann, Chris, Andy, and now Jerry, not have doppelgangers? Seems like they exist only for characters who work in the Parks department, but would have been fun if they did this for everyone in the main cast.

  8. dude says:

    June is so funny on Burning Love! Loved her season.

  9. Josh says:

    So anyone word on Parker Posey’s character?

  10. Mark says:

    She is painfully unfunny. Would have loved someone like Brittany Snow or Anna Camp to play the doppelgänger.

  11. Emily says:

    I bet Ron’s doppelgänger will be related to him (a long-lost brother or something), and have the same personality as him

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