Oh, Nick Offerman you magnificent woodworking musk-ox, you. Throughout Parks and Recreation’s seven-season run on NBC, it became extremely difficult to figure out where Ron Swanson stopped and Nick Offerman began, and even though the series wrapped in 2015, Offerman is still finding ways to make our Ron Swanson hearts soar.
Recently, Conan O’Brien released a 13-second video of Offerman laughing which will bring you right back to the good ol’ giggling days of Swanson.
He also has his own “Holiday Bunker” which is absolutely something that Ron Swanson would build to escape to when humans annoyed him.
He’s even got his own craft show, Making It!, coming out with his Parks & Rec co-star Amy Phoeler.
So, when Parks and Rec creator Michael Schur shared a photo on Twitter about a present that Offerman had gifted his Pawnee family, it really wasn’t a surprise, but still warmed our hearts enough to cook a nice steak.
Nick Offerman salvaged the wood from the Parks and Rec set and made us all canoe paddles with it. World champion. pic.twitter.com/pegpTXk25H
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) March 21, 2016
Apparently, Offerman salvaged some wood from set once the series wrapped and made everyone these badass canoe paddles that have the Pawnee seal on it!
When speaking with Vulture magazine back in 2014, Offerman alluded to his plan to take a few things from set, but said that some items were on a do not disclose list.
[row]There’s a couple things. There was a poster for a few years in Ron’s office of a pretty brunette lady holding a plate of breakfast food. I think that poster would look awfully at home at Offerman wood shop. Other than that, I’m going to keep a lid on it so nobody knew that it was me that took it.[/row]
On top of that, Offerman’s old co-stars even utilize his impeccable skills to this day. Just this past weekend Chris Pratt shared that he had cut down a huge tree on his farm and he was sending it to Offerman’s wood shop in LA so that he can “Ron Swanson the hell out of it and make me the dopest table in history fit for a family of Vikings.”
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Another extraordinary day at the farm!! Today we cut down this gorgeous old growth Douglas Fir. 181 years old!! She was struck by lightning and her top had begun to rot. So instead of becoming bug food she’ll be made into furniture for my house in LA! We used a chainsaw mill to cut 5” thick x 20’ long slabs which will be shipped to @nickofferman ‘s wood shop in LA where he will Ron Swanson the hell out of it and make me the dopest table in history fit for a family of Vikings!!! #farmlife #KeAkua
Basically, Ron Swanson is Nick Offerman and Nick Offerman is Ron Swanson and nothing makes me happier than that fact. Also, would 100% buy that canoe paddle.
Having studied Media & Writing at James Madison University, I always knew that I wanted to do some type of creative writing, but being able to write about zombies, Starks, and superheroes on a daily basis for Fan Fest is my actual dream. While I probably shouldn’t be as proud as I am to be so similar to Nick Miller, I do hope to one day write my own “Pepperwood Chronicles’.