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It’s a sore subject to admit, but our beloved Parks and Rec crew has reached their final season. We’ll soon have to say goodbyes to our some of our favorite comedic actors in their Pawnee roles. And of those favorites, Nick Offerman and his wise, dry humored character, Ron Swanson. Offerman recently admitted how he’d like to see Ron Swanson go out, and appropriately it involves a grizzly bear.
Offerman often speaks highly of his character, and the interests and mannerisms that they share. Offerman owns his own woodworking business, is married to Tammy 2 in real life, and treats his mustache as if it were his unborn child. Basically, he and Ron are the same person. So with the series coming to an end, Nick Offerman is the right guy to answer how exactly Swanson should go out. In an interview with TVLine, Nick Offerman offered his ideal ending for his character in the Ron Swanson fashion we know all too well:
“Death by grizzly bear. I’d like to provide a hearty meal for one of nature’s champions in the circle of life.”
Classic Ron response. It’s only fair that he die in a way that benefits the circle of life. One of the most important life lessons we learn from Ron is during the “Leslie Knope Employment Enjoyment Summer Slam Grill Jam Fun-Splosion". When Ron takes over the task of BBQing, he shows up with Tom, the pig, and preaches:
“In my opinion, not enough people have looked their dinner in the eyes and considered the circle of life. This is your dinner. His name is Tom.”
Ron is a simple yet complex man. He loves meat, whisky, and breakfast foods, is a staunch libertarian, and enjoys a good hunt — animal or Leslie Knope scavenger hunt. He has always known he would go out one day and death by grizzly seems pretty appropriate (though Ron would put up quite the fight).
It’s just too bad the grizzly didn’t show up before Season 6. Had the bear killed Ron before his marriage to Diane, Ron’s old will would have still been in effect. You know, that piece of notebook paper he carried around in his wallet since he was 8 years old that reads:
But, if there is no death by grizzly, I do hope we at least figure out that insane treasure map at the bottom of his note. Where does Ron hide all his gold? And no matter which way he goes out, Ron Swanson will always be remembered. He taught us how to eat and how to love, but most importantly, he taught us never to trust a Tammy:
"On my death bed, my final wish is to have my ex-wives rushed to my side so I can use my dying breath to tell them both to go to Hell one last time."
Parks and Recreation Season 7 has no official air date, but has been scheduled to release in the mid-season of 2014-2015 and will consist of 13 episodes.