Ron Fucking Swanson
July 18, 2012 11:21 AM   Subscribe

AV Club Interview with Nick Offerman Articulate and often profound, this excellent AV Club interview with MeFi favorite Nick Offerman (previously 1, 2, 3) discusses his role as Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson, the modern concept of masculinity portrayed by Hollywood, the importance of being yourself, and prosthetic penises. Second page of interview NSFW.

"I think the whole thing is kind of sad, honestly, in the same way that our civilization—particularly the consumers of pop culture—has grown so used to an emasculated, bare-chested leading man that something like simply growing a mustache can impress people."
posted by dobie (13 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Because of his initials, I kept thinking that Offerman was starting every answer with an emphatic NO.
posted by nushustu at 11:32 AM on July 18, 2012 [7 favorites]


Love Nick Offerman but I think we're using "Mefi Darling" now.
posted by FreezBoy at 11:33 AM on July 18, 2012


Random FYI, Nick Offerman has a woodshop
posted by mcstayinskool at 11:59 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Kabuki, eh? Awesome.
posted by ChuraChura at 12:06 PM on July 18, 2012


As told to the best man at my wedding.

I only wish I liked the AV Club a bit more.
posted by item at 12:11 PM on July 18, 2012


OMG. Do not google "Deadwood Nick Offerman" if you are at work.
posted by Alison at 1:12 PM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Actually, "Nick Offerman Deadwood" is the offending search string.

Yes, I am at work. Why do you ask?
posted by Alison at 1:21 PM on July 18, 2012


I love the shout out he gives to the casting director, Allison Jones. And of course talking up his writers and his cast mates. This is how you know someone is down-to-earth: you ask them about their success and they start naming everyone who's been integral to that, credit where credit is due.
posted by newg at 1:41 PM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


What a great interview, thanks! I adore Nick Offerman, and this just further solidifies that love.

I'm gonna need a minute after page two. Whoa, nellie. /fans_self.
posted by ApathyGirl at 2:48 PM on July 18, 2012


Hoooooooly crap, page two. Damn, that's a Ron Jeremy there.

Actually, he's the sort of guy that you can never picture as young. Who knew he looked like a young badass?

And he continues to deliver funny lines in interviews, yay.
posted by jenfullmoon at 4:19 PM on July 18, 2012


See also.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:45 PM on July 18, 2012


IS Nick Offerman the voice of Lynx/Axe ads in the US, as he is here? I wonder as Garrison Keillor is best known in the UK for being the voice of Honda, but doesn't appear on their US ads.
posted by mippy at 4:00 AM on July 19, 2012


Somebody Up There Likes Me (Promo)
posted by homunculus at 4:25 PM on July 25, 2012


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