Parks and Recreation: Everything Ron Swanson Has Eaten
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Everything Ron Swanson Has Eaten on Parks and Recreation

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Season 1, Episode 5: "The Banquet"

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Bacon-wrapped shrimp ("my No. 1 favorite food, wrapped around my No. 3 favorite food") at a banquet honoring Leslie's mom.

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Season 1, Episode 5: "The Banquet"

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And a perfectly reasonable slice of cake.

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Season 2, Episode 8: "Ron and Tammy"

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A French fry at a local diner.

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Season 2, Episode 11: "Tom's Divorce"

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Pancake, eggs, a biscuit, gravy, and sausage from a strip-club breakfast buffet.

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Season 2, Episode 14: "Leslie's House"

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A deviled egg he made himself.

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Season 2, Episode 14: "Leslie's House"

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Mexican bean soup.

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Season 2, Episode 14: "Leslie's House"

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A pepper.

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Season 2, Episode 14: "Leslie's House"

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A fruit tart.

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Season 2, Episode 15: "Sweetums"

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A 16-ounce T-bone and a 24-ounce porterhouse. He calls it "turf-and-turf."

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Season 2, Episode 20: "Summer Catalog"

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Crackers, fruit, and cheese at a meeting of former parks-department heads.

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Season 2, Episode 20: "Summer Catalog"

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A piece of bacon from a plate of breakfast food.

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Season 2, Episode 24: "Freddy Spaghetti"

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A bacon-wrapped turkey leg, or a "Swanson."

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Season 3, Episode 2: "Flu Season"

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A meat tornado burrito from Big Head Joe's.

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Season 3, Episode 12: "Eagleton"

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A birthday spread provided by Leslie.

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Season 3, Episode 13: "The Fight"

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A soft, salty pretzel.

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Season 3, Episode 13: "The Fight"

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Forty percent of a little girl's lunch, which he took in order to show her how taxes work.

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Season 3, Episode 14: "Road Trip"

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A burger for breakfast to stave off a hang-over.

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Season 3, Episode 15: "The Bubble"

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A cruller.

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Season 3, Episode 15: "The Bubble"

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And a powdered-sugar doughnut.

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Season 4, Episode 2: "Ron and Tammys"

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A salad, eaten while under the spell of Tammy One.

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Season 4, Episode 4: "Pawnee Rangers"

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Beans eaten straight from the can.

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Season 4, Episode 14: "Operation Ann"

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A whole bunch of ribs.

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Season 4, Episode 18: "Lucky"

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A porterhouse, rare.

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Season 4, Episode 20: "The Debate"

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A plate of Swanson ribs.

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Season 4, Episode 21: "Bus Tour"

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Something messy that was once wrapped in foil.

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Season 5, Episode 6: "Ben's Parents"

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Bacon-wrapped shrimp.

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Season 5, Episode 6: "Ben's Parents"

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Pigs in a blanket and meat on a stick.

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Season 5, Episode 10: "Two Parties"

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A rare porterhouse, baked potato, and rasher of bacon at St. Elmo's in Indianapolis.

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Season 5, Episode 10: "Two Parties"

An ice-cream cone at Jerry's favorite shop, Sherm's, in Muncie.

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Season 5, Episode 12: "Ann's Decision"

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Meat from Pawnee caterer Food 4 Eats.

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Season 5, Episode 12: "Ann's Decision"

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Pretty much everything JJ's Diner makes.

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Season 5, Episode 16: "Bailout"

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A party platter, which is supposed to serve eight.

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Season 5, Episode 18: "Animal Control"

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A banana-topped burger.

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Season 5, Episode 20: "Jerry's Retirement"

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A big, meaty half-sandwich, with chips.

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Season 6, Episode 5: "Gin It Up!"

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An animal he hunted and spit-roasted, off of a knife.

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Season 6, Episode 11: "New Beginnings"

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A single slice of salami.

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Season 6, Episode 12: "Farmers Market"

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Some pigs in a blanket.

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Season 6, Episode 17: "Galentine's Day"

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An entire plate of mini-sandwiches.

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Season 7, Episode 1: "2017"

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His final plate of bacon-wrapped shrimp.

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Season 7, Episode 1: "2017"

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One of Leslie's "prepare for war" cookies.

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Season 7, Episode 4: "Leslie & Ron"

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A nice breakfast sandwich to counter his loneliness.

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Season 7, Episode 7: "Donna & Joe"

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A succulent bite of meat at Donna's wedding.

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