Law & Order: Locavore Unit

Serious Eats points out that the TV crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit took “ripped from the headlines” to new heights in Wednesday night’s episode, in which Robin Williams played a character whose alibi is that he wasn’t at HappiBurger, the fast-food restaurant that was the scene of the crime—because he’s a locavore.

“What the hell’s that?” Detective Stabler asks him.

“It means I only buy organic seasonal foods grown by local farmers,” Williams’s character says.

It’s very odd to hear the Michael Pollan-esque rhetoric being used as dialogue in a cop show. The funny thing is, even though Williams’s character is supposed to be crazy, he makes perfect sense.

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