In the Season 5 episode “Swing Vote,” Ron beats Leslie at mini-golf in order to get Councilman Jamm’s vote to shut down the government subsidized-mini golf course.
After losing, Leslie decides to punish Ron by setting up a mini golf obstacle in his office. Ron, it turns out, really likes the silver-back gorilla and decides to keep him.
Do I Want One?
In theory, yes, especially if you are an established, respected man who could use the complementary office image catalyst of a wise and strong silverback. Or maybe it would work better on your mini golf course.
Can I Get One?
Do you really have the room? We could not find this exact gorilla anywhere online (comment below if you have!) but there are a few similar items on Amazon, actually. This is cool:
This amazing work of art stands 3 feet tall and is modeled after the characters in a recent blockbuster film. And you can own it. Oddly enough.
When Venezuelan officials come to Pawnee in “Sister City” (S02E05), the Venezuelan General presents Leslie Knope with a gold plated, engraved Smith & Wesson Model 15 with ivory grips. It is said to be a replica of the gun Hugo Chavez used to start the Venezuelan Revolution. Ron Swanson says that although he completely disapproves of the Venezuelan government, he very much likes the gun they gave the city, which he excitedly practices aiming.
Ron Swanson and his famous gold pistol
Do I Need One?
Does Dolly Parton sleep on her back?
Okay But Can I Get One?
On Amazon, airsoft pistols such as this one make an affordable stand-in
If you have no rich Venezuelan rivals to make a gift to you, there are some inexpensive options to get a look-alike. Check out this similar (albeit not identical) airsoft pistol. Keeping this thing in your desk may come in handy sometime. You just never know..
What is that huge rusty sculpture in the corner of Ron’s office? Why it is a full Czech Hedgehog anti-tank obstacle from World War II fame! It exemplifies his prickly disposition towards government and the citizens he serves.
Czech Hedgehogs Were Made Famous in the D-Day Invasion
Can I Get One?
No, not really. Shipping costs would be outrageous. There are miniature ones available for games on Amazon, but your best bet is to make one yourself.
Should I Put It In My Office?
Only if you are sure you can get it out the door/window when you get fired.
On his desk with his books, Ron has the most rugged, manly bookends ever: bronze sculptures of magnificent deer heads. They clearly show he is an outdoorsman with taste for classic, timeless art.
Do I Need Them?
Do one-legged ducks swim in circles?
Okay Where Can I Get Them?
These similar stag bookends are just beautiful
We could not find these exact bookends anywhere available online. Please let us know if you can find them anywhere! The closest copy is available on Amazon as of 7/2014.