Favorite couple: Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
How long before you closed the deal?
Nick Offerman: We might have two different versions of this.
Megan Mullally: I doubt we do. He called me and left a message on my fax number asking me—
N.O.: [Interrupting] Which means she had given me her fax number.
M.M.: [Laughs] He’d left a message for me a week before, asking me to go hear this country band, and I hadn’t gotten it, so we’d been rehearsing the play and he thought I was just dissing him completely.
N.O.: You were icing me.
M.M.: Yeah, but we were getting to know each other and flirting. Shortly before opening night, we went out to dinner and he held my hand and I had butterflies, and I thought, Oh! A couple of nights later, we kissed. After the previews, we made out. We saw a lot of coyotes at that time, so we took it as some kind of magical symbol.
N.O.: [Adopting one of Ron Swanson’s wistful smirks] We were in tune with Gaia; the forces of lust and nature were flowing strong in us.
M.M.: [Laughs] Opening night, somebody saw us making out and then the cat was out of the bag. And then we were dating. Then I wouldn’t let him come to my apartment. Then I would let him come in, but he had to sleep on the couch. And then he could sleep on the bed but we still hadn’t had sex yet. By the time we did, it was long anticipated and well worth the wait. There was a Glen Campbell concert at the Hollywood Bowl that put us in a very lustful mood apparently. We’re both big Glen Campbell fans—it’s one of the things that united us in eternal love.
Nick: By the way, my wife has a history of achieving the closest thing to actual sex acts on television and getting away with it.
- Ron and Tammy 2 commentary
Couples who still make me believe in love: Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally (2003-)
Megan: He actually did pull the table out of the wall as I was laying on it and we were making out on it. He just like ripped it out of the wall.
Nick: In the throws of lust.
Megan: THAT is something we do at home.
Nick: Yeah. We’ve learned not to attach any furniture.
Megan: So that is where there is a gray area. Right there. Other than that it’s all fiction.
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman