17 “Fictional” TV Characters Based on Real People
Ron Swanson from Parks & Rec
The writers of the show visited an office in Burbank, California, where they basically found the female version of Ron Swanson. When they spoke with the employee, she revealed: “I’m a libertarian, so I don’t really believe in the mission of my job… I’m aware of the irony.” And her tone was extremely deadpan, much like Ron’s. But the character was also partially inspired by Nick Offerman, who played the role. It turns out that Nick also loves woodworking and Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch.