The clip up above is the first minute or so of “Parks and Recreation’s” season premiere, so if you’re not interested in seeing it until Thursday (Sept. 22), don’t hit play. You might also want to stop reading.
For those of you still here, you’ll see a very different Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) in the clip than the one we’ve come to know. To put it simply, he’s a little panicked.
The premiere picks up just a few minutes after the end of last season, when we learned that Ron’s first ex-wife, Tammy One, was back in Pawnee. Her presence won’t really be felt until the second episode, but just the sight of her sends Ron into a spiral.
How bad is it? So bad that he leaves behind a supply of beef, which he asks Leslie (Amy Poehler) to tend to in his absence.
“Parks and Rec” premieres at 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday on NBC. What do you think of the opening?