All the Bacon and Eggs: Characters With a Passion for Breakfast Foods

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Cheerios, omelets, bacon, fruit salad, toast, and even asks for pancakes on his birthday.
  3. 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 frosted something-or-others, he's not the type of guy who's going to put the effort into an omelet.
  4. 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 making food than they are with the evil constantly on their tail.
  5. 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 a signature element of the show's set design.
  6. 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 into his bed, kicking off one of the show's funniest half hours.
  7. 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.
  8. 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."
  9. 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."
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Omar Little, The Wire
    Omar may be a near-mythic figure in David Simon's Baltimore of The Wore, but even a feared outlaw knows the importance of a good breakfast before a hard day of robbing drug dealers. Omar's problem is that his chosen lifestyle sometimes makes it hard to track down the cereal of his choice, Honey Nut Cheerios.