Ron Swanson is a beloved character from the show's seven-season run and loyal fans of the show are glad to see him trending again.
NBC’s uber-popular sitcom Parks and Recreation had several fan-favorite characters and Ron Swanson was one of them. The fictional character was portrayed by Nick Offerman in the show which successfully aired for seven seasons till 2015. Swanson’s character was known for his stoic nature and staunch libertarian beliefs. Swanson, who mostly had a deadpan expression plastered on his face, was one of the few characters on the show whose memes circulated wildly over the internet. It’s 2023 and Ron Swanson is still out there entertaining us in the form of internet memes. Recently, a short clip of Offerman’s character has gone viral on TikTok and loyal fans of the show are thrilled to see their beloved character trending once again.
A TikTok user Brandon Lantz (@tiktok_dude107) posted a video of a CapCut template featuring Offerman’s famous character as he says: "I’m not sure I’m interested in that. No, I am sure. I am not interested in that." The little dialogue delivered with an aloof attitude went viral as the video gained over 1.2 million views and several other Tiktok users began using the template to react to different situations in their lives.
Some are even using the fictional character’s statement to show their strong denial of intended plans or orders and it’s absolutely hilarious. The meme template posted by @tiktok_dude107 is trending more than the audio and it currently has over 6,500 uses.
Lantz’s video lets people know that once he’s ready for bed, he will not be leaving his house and several users agreed with him. @chilloutbruhplease wrote in the comments: "If the shoes come off, then I identify as horizontal for the night." @shrewstew chimed in and commented: "I wouldn’t call it my bedtime, but there is no way that I am leaving my house to hang out with people after 8 o’clock." @ashhhjune joked: "Me to my husband who doesn’t understand why I declined to play in a soccer league that has game at 8:45 ON A MONDAY NIGHT." Meanwhile, @shopshops_official wrote, "Fomo us for the weak." True enough. Once we prioritize our sleep, we don't regret missing out on anything.
Several others are also giving hard passes to various suggestions and making videos using this meme template. Well, this meme is a lesson on how to say no to something. Even if it’s difficult for you to say no to a situation, you can make a witty little move by having your favorite fictional character, Ron Swanson reject your invites for you. You can thank him later.