7 ‘Parks and Recreation’ Guest Stars We’d Like to See in the Reunion

Parks and Recreation Guest Stars

Parks and Recreation fans got the surprise of a lifetime when NBC announced the show will return for a half-hour scripted episode, A Parks and Recreation Special, on April 30 to raise money for charity.

The installment will be centered around the ongoing social distancing due to COVID-19, and the full cast — Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Adam Scott, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari, Retta, Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones and Jim O’Heir — will appear, as well as various guest stars from throughout the comedy’s seven seasons.

After five years off air, we’re sure viewers would be happy to see any character join the rest of the Pawnee gang. Below, we round up a few Parks and Rec guest stars we’d like to see included in the special, which benefits Feeding America.

See who could return, and let us know who you’d like to appear in the reunion episode.

A Parks and Recreation Special, Thursday, April 30, 8:30/7:30c, NBC

Parks and Recreation Jean Ralphio

Jean-Ralphio (Ben Schwartz)

While we’d be happy to see any of the ridiculous Sapersteins — including Mona-Lisa (Jenny Slate) and Dr. Saperstein (Henry Winkler) — Tom’s (Aziz Ansari) best bud and flighty grifter is a must-see return. Schwartz, who played the character throughout most of the series’ run, teased his possible return, tweeting, “not cutting my hair for months has finally paid off.”

Parks and Recreation Joan Callamezzo

Joan Callamezzo (Mo Collins)

The host of Pawnee Today would have plenty of opinions when it comes to the health crisis faced by Pawneeans, and we can imagine she’d probably find some way to blame the parks department via an “at home” version of her show.

Parks and Recreation Billy Eichner Craig Middlebrooks

Craig Middlebrooks (Billy Eichner)

After joining the show in Season 6, Eichner’s over-the-top character really found his place in the Pawnee Parks Department. We can already see his agitation hitting new heights due to ongoing social distancing, making him a perfect candidate for some comedic relief.

Parks and Recreation Ethel Beavers

Ethel Beavers (Helen Slayton-Hughes)

City Hall’s court stenographer made her home on the terrifying fourth floor, but thanks to some memorable appearances throughout the series, we imagine her return would be a nice nostalgic touch. Plus, Ethel’s no-nonsense ways would likely be tested by the technical knowledge required to run Zoom, but that’s merely an assumption.

Parks and Recreation Perd Hapley

Perd Hapley (Jay Jackson)

What would Parks and Recreation be without updates from Pawnee’s resident newsman? There’s not much else that needs to be said about a straight-forward character like Perd,”ya heard?”

Parks and Recreation Tammy Two

Tammy Two (Megan Mullally)

Despised by the Parks Department for her role in their enemy institution — the public library — Tammy Two raises a lot of hell whenever she pops back into ex-husband Ron’s (Nick Offerman) life. Considering Mullally and Offerman’s real-life marriage, it would make perfect sense for her toreappear as Tammy Two for the special.

Parks and Recreation Bobby Newport

Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd)

While there isn’t much reason for the Parks crew to cross paths with Bobby Newport, we’d never give up an opportunity to enjoy Paul Rudd’s presence, no matter how baffling his character’s unawareness towards others can be.