Leslie Knope & Ron Swanson, Parks And Recreation
“We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, and work. Or waffles, friends, work. But work has to come third.” Though Leslie and Ron couldn’t see eye-to-eye politically, they could always agree on their favorite meal at JJ’s Diner.
Walter White Jr., Breaking Bad
Flynn’s love of breakfast came to embody his hopeless yearning for a time before Walt started down his dark path. Over the course of the show, he’s seen eating cereal, omelets, bacon, fruit salad, toast, and even asks for pancakes on his birthday.
Peter Bretter, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Among the many virtues of cereal is that it’s convenient, which is undoubtedly why Jason Segal’s Peter Bretter subsists almost exclusively on it. First introduced in sweatpants, wolfing down huge bowls of sugary something-or-others, he’s not the type of guy who’s going to put the effort into an omelet.
Merry & Pippin, The Lord Of The Rings
Everyone knows that Hobbits enjoy a daily “second breakfast,” but Merry & Pippin are especially fond of the meal. They are frequently seen snagging potatoes and other breakfast ingredients and seem more concerned with eating than they are with the evil constantly on their tail.
Jerry Seinfeld, Seinfeld
As noted by George Costanza, the life of fictionalized Jerry revolves around two things: “Superman and cereal.” They’re both symbols of the character’s immaturity and became signature elements of the show’s success.
Michael Scott, The Office
Michael Scott is a man of distinguished tastes: he likes having breakfast in bed. However, as regional manager at Dunder Mifflin, he is not a man of means. His lack of means lead him to bringing his George Foreman to his bed, kicking off one of the show’s funniest half hours.
James Bond, From Russia With Love
As intricately detailed by Ian Fleming in the From Russia With Love novel, James Bond is incredibly obsessive and meticulous about his first meal of the day.
Christopher Turk, Scrubs
Turk’s love of breakfast extends beyond the morning hours: He exults in “brinner,” a meal of breakfast food eaten at the dinner hour. “I just don’t see what’s wrong with having a nice glass of wine with a pancake.”
Special Agent Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks
He approaches breakfast as meticulously as he does a crime scene, highlighting ultra-specific details. Even beyond his signature “damn fine cup of coffee,” Cooper’s has some distinctive orders: “Bacon, super crispy. Almost burned. Cremated.”
Pee-wee Herman, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
“Good morning, Mr Breakfast!” Pee-wee might like the process of making breakfast more than breakfast itself, as his convoluted Rube Goldberg device creates bacon, eggs, and pancakes first thing in the morning.
Jethro Bodine, The Beverly Hillbillies
The Clampetts’ resident hunk-slash-lunk Jethro has an oversized obsession with Corn Flakes. His tendency to eat big bowls full of it might seem odd, if it weren’t for the fact that Kellogg’s was a longtime sponsor of the show.