Series executive producer Mike Schur told TVGuide.com that Ron's mom is "no shrinking violet," and a character breakdown for the role describes her as "a no-nonsense, patriotic, salt-of-the-earth farm woman."
Pell has been a writer on SNL since 1995, serving as head writer for two seasons alongside Seth Meyers and Andrew Steele, and often appearing as an audience member during sketches. She's also written episodes of 30 Rock and guest-starred as Pete's wife Paula Hornberger. She recently sold a feature pitch with Tina Fey to Universal for a comedy based on Pell's childhood diaries.
The fourth season of Parks and Recreation premieres Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8:30/7:30c on NBC.
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