I have to say, trying to decide which cast members of Parks to invite over for Treat Yo’ Self Week is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. It was, no exaggeration, my Sophie’s Choice. Thankfully we had already caught up with Adam Scott earlier in the year and always spend time with the Lowe’s in St Bart’s over Christmas, so they were out already but making the rest of the cuts hurt deeply.
After a bottle of Lagavulin and an hour of throwing acid at each other’s feet, we decided the only fair way to slice it was to catch up with those actors whose characters were paid, fully fledged workers of the Pawnee Parks Department during the first season – sorry Aubrey, Rashida and Chris, we’ll catch up at some point next year!
Despite playing Garry / Larry / Terry / Jerry Gergich, the worst person in the world, Jim O’Heir is hands down one of our top 1000 people in the world – we would rate him a solid B- if this was school!
We first connected with Jim in Chicago when we were all members of Second City, where I joined with him in trying to ban Annelie from the improv group (she was trying to woo Jim away from me). When Jim and I broke up in the early nineties, I reconnected with Annelie and moved to Hollywood to start a decade of addiction and swindling celebrities.
During that time we befriended the highly acclaimed David Spade and were on the set of his hit show Just Shoot Me! where we reconnected with Jim when he came in for a guest stint and reclaimed my heart on a casual basis.
With Parks now over, Jim wanted to take a nice long break down under (not a euphemism, I wish), so was our first choice to drop by and help us celebrate Treat Yo’ Self Week over a Jimosa O’Heir.
While the Gergich clan are all about starting their day with eggs, bacon and toast, the O’Heir-Judd-Hailes clan are all about beginning the day, and this celebratory week, with booze.
Jimosa? Treat. Yo’. Self.
1 bottle of sparkling, preferably champagne … treat yo’ self
Open bottle of sparkling.
Pour ¼ cup of orange juice in the bottom of each champagne flute.
Top with sparkling.
Treat. Yo’. Self.