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Every Food-Related Pun From ‘Hannibal’

List RulesVote up the puns which really tickle your tastebuds.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter is known for his renowned psychiatry practice, his elaborate dinner parties, and his affinity for long pig; but perhaps one of his more niche skills is his ability to make a pun out of any occasion. Even his congratulations are a double entendre - when Dr. Lecter says "well done," he means both in your accomplishments and in the kitchen. Though the multifaceted chef holds himself accountable by only eating the rude, his definition of discourteousness aligns with his standard of eloquence. In other words, it would be in your best interest to laugh at his jokes. 

Bryan Fuller's three-part series Hannibal is a showcase of the doctor and his colleagues' best food-related puns. Alongside Hannibal's best meals are also his best jokes. If you're looking for more shows like Hannibal, Watchworthy's got your back.

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    "Next time, bring your wife. I’d love to have you both for dinner." - Dr. Hannibal Lecter

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    Season 1, Episode 2, "Amuse-Bouche"

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    "It’s nice to have an old friend for dinner." - Dr. Hannibal Lecter 

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    Season 1, Episode 6, "Entrée"

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    "I'm full of myself." - Mason Verger 

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    Season 2, Episode 12, "Tome-wan"

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    "I transferred my passion for anatomy into the culinary arts." - Dr. Hannibal Lecter

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    5

    Season 1, Episode 7, "Sorbet"

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    "My husband has a very sophisticated palate. He is very particular about how I taste." - Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier

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    Season 3, Episode 1, "Antipasto"

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    "Whenever feasible, one should always try to eat the rude." - Dr. Hannibal Lecter 

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    Season 2, Episode 12, "Tome-wan"

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    "Clearly, you found him as distasteful as I did." - Anthony Dimmond

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    Season 3, Episode 1, "Antipasto"

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    "My kitchen is always open to friends." - Dr. Hannibal Lecter 

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    6

    Season 1, Episode 5, "Coquilles"

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    "You slice the ginger." - Dr. Hannibal Lecter 

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     Season 2, Episode 10, "Naka-Choko"

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    "Play with your food, Mason, and you give it the opportunity to bite back." - Dr. Alana Bloom

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    Season 3, Episode 7, "Digestivo"

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    "Whomever's pursuing whom in this very moment, I intend to eat them." - Dr. Hannibal Lecter 

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    Season 2, Episode 12, "Tome-wan"

  • 12

    "It was a particularly chatty lamb." - Dr. Hannibal Lecter 

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    Season 1, Episode 6, "Entrée"

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    "We have to serve her better than Garret Jacob Hobbs." - Dr. Hannibal Lecter

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    Season 1, Episode 9, "Trou Normand"

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    "Free-range rude." - Will Graham 

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    Season 2, Episode 12, "Tome-wan"

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    "Well done." - Dr. Hannibal Lecter 

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    Season 2, Episode 1, "Kaiseki"

  • 16

    "He didn't remove any of the brains. He just scrambled them." - Beverly Katz

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    Season 1, Episode 11, "Rôti"

  • 17

    "Papa always used to say meat was a people business." - Mason Verger

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    Season 3, Episode 6, "Dolce"

  • 18

    "Colons lose their novelty when overused." - Dr. Fredrick Chilton

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    Season 3, Episode 8, "The Great Red Dragon" 

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    "Don’t let the ripper stir you up." - Will Graham

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    Season 1, Episode 7, "Sorbet"

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    "Tree man actually bares fruit." - Jimmy Price

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    Season 2, Episode 6, "Futamono"