Here’s Why Tom Haverford from ‘Parks and Recreation’ Is the Worst

Parks and Recreation is still one of our favorite sitcoms of all time. But if there’s one character that still gets on our nerves, it’s Tom Haverford (played by Aziz Ansari).

PureWow just released a brand-new episode of The Worst YouTube series, which is “a show where we call out terrible fictional characters from our favorite TV shows.” In this installment, creator Matthew explained why Tom is the worst friend and co-worker on Parks and Rec.

Matthew began the episode with a re-introduction to the character. “This week, we’re talking about the man with the biggest ego in Pawnee, Indiana: Tom Haverford,” he said. “Since we’re talking about Tom, I thought it was only right for me to drink Snake Juice, AKA the drink that Tom invented when he was working at The Snakehole Lounge.”

He continued, “And I’m drinking this out of a coffee cup because Tom would be the type of person who sneaks Snake Juice into his coffee…while at work.” (Watch the full video above to hear why Tom is the absolute worst character on Parks and Recreation.)

If you recall, Parks and Recreation originally premiered in 2009 and ran for seven successful seasons before ending in 2015. The story line followed the public officials of Pawnee’s Parks and Recreation department. As Matthew explained, “It’s a show people love for its universally loved characters.”

In addition to Ansari, Parks and Rec also starred Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Jim O’Heir, Retta, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott and Rob Lowe.

At least Ansari redeemed himself with Master of None.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...