Food often plays an important role in the personalities of television characters. Ron Swanson, of course, is the most clear-cut example because he is defined by two things: His libertarian politics, and his love of meat. But television writers for years have been using food to help sprinkle some color into the personalities of their characters, or sometimes for the benefit of product placement. Knowing what kind a food a character loves can be informative, although sometimes it’s just a nice thing to know about a person.
Here are 20 characters and the foods they love.
Urkel, Family Matters: Cheese
Rafi, The League: Pocket Dogs
Peg Bundy, Married … with Children: Bon Bons
The 11th Doctor, Doctor Who: Fish fingers and custard.
Cookie Monsters, Sesame Street: Cookies
Hurley, Lost: Chicken
Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Earl Grey Tea
Michael Weston, Burn Notice: Yogurt
Joey, Friends: Sandwiches
Leslie, Parks and Rec: Waffles
Mulder, The X-Files: Sunflower seeds
Georeg Costanza, Seinfeld: Cured Meats
Kaylee, Firefly: Strawberries
Jesse, Breaking Bad: Funyuns
Raylan, Justified: Ice cream
Omar, The Wire: Honey Nut Cheerios
Walter, Fringe: Root beer floats, Twizzlers, and LSD.
Ron, Parks and Recreation: Meat, specifically bacon.
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons: Donuts
Lindsay, You’re the Worst: Wings
Alf, Alf: Cats
Terry, Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Pickles
Mindy, The Mindy Project: Food. All of them.