But not just an older woman -- a woman who had known him his entire life. (As she says, verbatim, "I do know you. I knew you the moment you were born, and I intend to be there the minute you die.") Ron tells the group she had been there for his biggest life moments and taught him everything he knows. Out in the real world, in 2019, we'd say she was grooming him, as predators do. And yet no one in the show seems to care, or think this is alarming at all.
There isn't one horrified reaction among the Parks gang, aside from Leslie casually throwing out an "Oh my God." And April even says, "I don't even know her, but she's my hero." This is shocking if you think about it, especially in a show that's as empathetic to its non-Jerry characters as Parks And Rec.
Everything Looks Different Through That Lens
After Tammy 1 suddenly moves back in with Ron, he shaves his famous mustache and starts dressing like a preteen in the 1950s while saying things like "Leslie, you goofball!" The joke is that she reduces this masculine dude to a childish version of himself. And, oh yeah, this kind of regression is a well-known reaction that child abuse survivors have when being confronted by their abusers.