*Now that Oprah Winfrey has a wee bit more free time, NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” is hoping to court Oprah Winfrey for a plum guest spot.
The media mogul – who ended her long running talk show after 25 years last month – is the first choice for actor Nick Offerman to play his onscreen character Ron Swanson’s former wife Tammy – believing she’s the only person “intimidating enough” to take on Ron’s second wife, also called Tammy and played by Megan Mullally.
“We’re going to find out who Ron’s first ex-wife Tammy is, and I’m excited to find out why Tammy Two is scared s**tless of Tammy,” Offerman told the Huffington Post. “We’re trying to start a campaign to get Oprah to play Tammy One. I think Oprah would be the only, she’s the only person we can think of that might be intimidating to Megan Mullally. It would be so good.”
He joked: “There’s all kinds of ideas being thrown around. I can assure you if it’s not Oprah, I will quit.”
However, Oprah may not be interested as she recently revealed she was relishing her newfound free time watching (and plugging) her best friend Gayle King on TV and preparing for an upcoming holiday.
She tweeted: “Staying in pjs all day. Getting hair braided for summer vaca. Reading all ur emails. Watched Gayle K. Show with Stedman. On at 4-6 on OWN.”