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21 Emmy-Worthy Performances By Food In A Television Series

Behind every great acting performance is a piece of food that is also acting.

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2. The tampon sandwich from Orange is the New Black

Seen in: The series premiere, "I Wasn't Ready."

Sandwich's most memorable quote: [teaches Piper a valuable lesson about prison etiquette]


4. Mrs. Patmore's salty raspberry meringue pudding from Downton Abbey

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Seen in: Season 1, "Episode Seven."

Pudding's most memorable quote: [reveals that Mrs. Patmore has been suffering from vision problems]

6. Wee-Bey's pit sandwich and potato salad from The Wire

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Seen in: Season 1 finale, "Sentencing."

Sandwich's most memorable quote: [convinces Wee-Bey to falsely confess to murders he didn't commit in order to protect his boss]

7. The slice of pizza from Louie

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Seen in: The opening credits.

Slice's most memorable quote: [symbolizes Louie's attempts to enjoy the simpler pleasures in an otherwise difficult existence]


12. The Ron Swanson "Turkey Burger" from Parks and Recreation

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Seen in: Ron Swanson referenced this mythical turkey burger (which consists of a fried turkey leg inserted into a cooked hamburger) in the episode "Soulmates," but the burger wasn't shown on screen until Nick Offerman made this Jimmy Fallon appearance.

Burger's most memorable quote: [stuffs fried turkey leg into oversize hamburger]


15. The strawberry pie in Pushing Daisies

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Seen in: Season 1, "Girth."

Strawberry's most memorable quote: [reveals to Ned that Chuck has been secretly baking pies for her aunts, who think she's dead]

18. Agent Dale Cooper's coffee and pastries from Twin Peaks

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Seen in: Several episodes.

Pie and coffee's most memorable quote: [impress Agent Cooper to the point that he must compliment them incessantly]

20. George Sr.'s ice cream sandwiches from Arrested Development

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Seen in: Several episodes, most notably "Top Banana."

Sandwich's most memorable quote: [distracts George Sr., is favorite treat of Orange County inmates]


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