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12th Sep '16 5:01:28 PM jccw227
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* In ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'', when Templeton the Rat returns from stuffing himself on the bountiful discarded junk food at the county fair, the author describes him as "big around as a jelly jar."

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* In ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'', when Templeton the Rat returns from stuffing himself on the bountiful discarded junk food at the county fair, the author describes him as "big around as a jelly jar."jar", and by the end of the book, he gets even bigger as a result of Wilbur keeping his promise to let him have first dibs when Lurvy puts out his food.
12th Aug '16 12:24:33 AM PaulA
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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', Mr. Nutt [[spoiler: comes BackFromTheDead, feeling hungry, and eats nine pies. [[MemeticMutation (That's as many as three threes!]] AndThatsTerrible!) He's a pretty small chap, and, anyway, ''nine pies'', and as such, is described as looking like a snake that swallowed a goat.]]

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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', Mr. Nutt [[spoiler: comes [[spoiler:comes BackFromTheDead, feeling hungry, and eats nine pies. [[MemeticMutation (That's as many as three threes!]] AndThatsTerrible!) He's a pretty small chap, and, anyway, ''nine pies'', and as such, is described as looking like a snake that swallowed a goat.]]
12th Aug '16 12:23:30 AM PaulA
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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Mirror Dance'', Miles Vorkosigan's clone brother Mark binges on combat rations for two weeks, bringing his weight up too in a half-conscious effort to separate himself from his progenitor. Which looked alarming enough given they both are under five feet tall. And then it goes FromBadToWorse.

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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Mirror Dance'', Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/MirrorDance'', Miles Vorkosigan's clone brother Mark binges on combat rations for two weeks, bringing his weight up too in a half-conscious effort to separate himself from his progenitor. Which looked alarming enough given they both are under five feet tall. And then it goes FromBadToWorse.
7th Mar '16 2:26:01 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'', when Templeton the Rat returns from stuffing himself on the bountiful discarded junk food at the county fair, the author describes him as "big around as a jelly jar."
31st Oct '15 5:23:19 PM nombretomado
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* Poor [[LazyBum Stuffy Pete]] ends up with one after [[spoiler:guilt-tripping himself into eating two huge Thanksgiving dinners in succession by mutually unaware benefactors]] in [[OHenry O. Henry's]] "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen".

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* Poor [[LazyBum Stuffy Pete]] ends up with one after [[spoiler:guilt-tripping himself into eating two huge Thanksgiving dinners in succession by mutually unaware benefactors]] in [[OHenry O. Henry's]] Creator/OHenry's "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen".
26th Feb '15 8:32:45 PM jormis29
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* [[AuthorAppeal Frequently happens in a realistic manner]] to characters in JacquelineWilson books. Probably most notably in 'Girls Under Pressure' in which the protagonist dabbles with bulimia.

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* [[AuthorAppeal Frequently happens in a realistic manner]] to characters in JacquelineWilson Creator/JacquelineWilson books. Probably most notably in 'Girls Under Pressure' in which the protagonist dabbles with bulimia.
8th Dec '14 8:34:01 AM allium
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* Poor [[LazyBum Stuffy Pete]] ends up with one after [[spoiler:being forced to eat two huge Thanksgiving dinners in succession]] in [[OHenry O. Henry's]] "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen".

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* Poor [[LazyBum Stuffy Pete]] ends up with one after [[spoiler:being forced to eat [[spoiler:guilt-tripping himself into eating two huge Thanksgiving dinners in succession]] succession by mutually unaware benefactors]] in [[OHenry O. Henry's]] "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen".
8th Dec '14 8:32:55 AM allium
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* Poor [[LazyBum Stuffy Pete]] ends up with one after [[spoiler:being forced to eat two huge Thanksgiving dinners in succession]] in [[OHenry O. Henry's]] "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen".
18th Apr '14 6:41:50 PM CaveCat
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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Mirror Dance'', Miles Vorkosigan's clone brother Mark binges on combat rations for two weeks, bringing his weight up too in a half-conscious effort to separate himself from his progenitor. Which looked alarming enough given they both are under five feet tall. And then it goes FromBadToWorse.
* Children classic ''Literature/WinnieThePooh'' does this. Pooh eats so much he gets stuck in Rabbit's burrow.
* In Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'' (and its movie version) the aviator draws a boa constrictor with an elephant inside. Since the back of the snake is the one he draws as distended, it gets mistaken for the drawing of a hat the first time he shows it to other people.
* Noncomedic example: According to the ''Zombie Survival Guide'', since zombies don't digest human flesh, they can end up with distended stomachs fairly quickly.



* A verse by Creator/ShelSilverstein: "If I eat one more piece of pie, I'll die! If I can't have one more piece of pie, I'll die! So since it's all decided I must die, I might as well have one more piece of pie. MMMM--OOOOH--MY! Chomp--Gulp--'Bye."
* [[AuthorAppeal Frequently happens in a realistic manner]] to characters in JacquelineWilson books. Probably most notably in 'Girls Under Pressure' in which the protagonist dabbles with bulimia.


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* [[AuthorAppeal Frequently happens in a realistic manner]] to characters in JacquelineWilson books. Probably most notably in 'Girls Under Pressure' in which the protagonist dabbles with bulimia.


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* In Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'' (and its movie version) the aviator draws a boa constrictor with an elephant inside. Since the back of the snake is the one he draws as distended, it gets mistaken for the drawing of a hat the first time he shows it to other people.
* In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Mirror Dance'', Miles Vorkosigan's clone brother Mark binges on combat rations for two weeks, bringing his weight up too in a half-conscious effort to separate himself from his progenitor. Which looked alarming enough given they both are under five feet tall. And then it goes FromBadToWorse.
* A verse by Creator/ShelSilverstein: "If I eat one more piece of pie, I'll die! If I can't have one more piece of pie, I'll die! So since it's all decided I must die, I might as well have one more piece of pie. MMMM--OOOOH--MY! Chomp--Gulp--'Bye."
* Children classic ''Literature/WinnieThePooh'' does this. Pooh eats so much he gets stuck in Rabbit's burrow.
* Noncomedic example: According to the ''Zombie Survival Guide'', since zombies don't digest human flesh, they can end up with distended stomachs fairly quickly.
22nd Mar '13 10:39:19 AM LordGro
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* [[ShelSilverstein If I eat one more piece of pie, I'll die! If I can't have one more piece of pie, I'll die! So since it's all decided I must die, I might as well have one more piece of pie. MMMM--OOOOH--MY! Chomp--Gulp--'Bye.]]

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* [[ShelSilverstein If A verse by Creator/ShelSilverstein: "If I eat one more piece of pie, I'll die! If I can't have one more piece of pie, I'll die! So since it's all decided I must die, I might as well have one more piece of pie. MMMM--OOOOH--MY! Chomp--Gulp--'Bye.]]"
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