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16th Nov '17 5:00:43 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Music/TenaciousD had a sketch on their title album that featured this joke. Jack is trying to watch his figure, so he goes to a drive-thru and orders a ''Junior'' Western Bacon Chee, a small (SMALL!) Seasoned Curlys, a Filet-of-Fish sandwich ("which has less calories, 'cause it's fish,") four chicken nuggets (shouting "put two of them up your ass" when they say it comes in a pack of six), a mixture of half Coca-Cola and half Diet Coke, and a Cherries Jubilee, all at the same time.

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* Music/TenaciousD had a sketch on their title album that featured this joke. Jack is trying to watch his figure, so he goes to a drive-thru and orders a ''Junior'' Western Bacon Chee, a small (SMALL!) Seasoned Curlys, a Filet-of-Fish sandwich ("which has less calories, 'cause it's fish,") four ''four'' chicken nuggets (shouting "put two of (telling them up your ass" when they say it comes in a pack to discard two out of six), the standard six-pack), a mixture of half Coca-Cola and half Diet Coke, and a Cherries Jubilee, all at the same time.
16th Nov '17 4:58:44 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Also done in ''Film/TrueRomance'' when Christian Slater's character goes to buy "the two biggest, fattest burgers" a burger stand has, two chili fries… and a Diet Coke. This is done in contrast to his wife getting beaten savagely -- nay ''destroyed'' -- by a very angry James Gandolfini.

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* Also done in ''Film/TrueRomance'' when Christian Slater's character goes to buy "the two biggest, fattest burgers" a burger stand has, two chili fries… and a Diet Coke. This is done in contrast to his wife getting beaten savagely -- nay ''destroyed'' -- by a very angry James Gandolfini.
16th Nov '17 4:57:57 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Norm and Woody have dinner at a local restaurant called the ''Hungry Heifer'', where Norm is a regular:
--> '''Norm:''' (to waitress) I'll have the Feeding Frenzy Special, for two.
--> '''Waitress:''' (turns to Woody) And you, sir?
--> '''Woody:''' Umm, wasn't he ordering for both of us?
--> '''Waitress:''' No...
--> '''Woody:''' Oh. Okay, I'll have the same, but give me just one.
17th Oct '17 12:49:27 PM merotoker
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* There was a Diet Coke commercial from the '80s featuring a Sumo wrestler being told by his master that he needs to greatly increase his calorie intake, then after Sensei exits, the wrestler looks around, and pulls out and taps a can of Diet Coke while the theme "Just for the taste of it" starts playing.

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* There was a Diet Coke commercial [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdDWWBfLZ9U commercial]] from the '80s featuring a Sumo wrestler being told by his master that he needs to greatly increase his calorie intake, then after Sensei exits, the wrestler looks around, and pulls out and taps a can of Diet Coke while the theme "Just for the taste of it" starts playing.



* Creator/MarvelComics once did a gag issue of its ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' title, featuring short gags of a single page or less. One gag was "What If [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] had an eating problem instead of a drinking problem?" The first panel shows an overweight Stark telling his date he can stop eating anytime he wants to, then he gives the waiter his order: "I'll have a ''cow'', medium rare. And a Tab."

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* Creator/MarvelComics once did a gag issue of its ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' title, featuring short gags of a single page or less. [[https://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1666447.html One gag gag]] was "What If [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] had an eating problem instead of a drinking problem?" The first panel shows an overweight Stark telling his date he can stop eating anytime he wants to, then he gives the waiter his order: "I'll have a ''cow'', medium rare. And a Tab."



* One early ''Comicbook/{{Rocky}}'' strip strip uses this joke, with a horrified Rocky and Tommy witnessing a rather large man with greasy hair ordering a hot dog wrap from a street food vendor, but with cheeseburgers ''as well as hot dogs'', mashed potatoes, fried onions and french fries with the oil still on them... and a Pepsi Light. The vendor describes the following scene as watching a komodo dragon devour a pig.

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* One early ''Comicbook/{{Rocky}}'' strip strip uses this joke, with a horrified Rocky and Tommy witnessing a rather large man with greasy hair ordering a hot dog wrap from a street food vendor, but with cheeseburgers ''as well as hot dogs'', mashed potatoes, fried onions and french fries with the oil still on them... and a Pepsi Light. The vendor describes the following scene as watching a komodo dragon devour a pig.



* Done in ''Film/ACinderellaStory''.

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* %%* Done in ''Film/ACinderellaStory''.



-->"A cheeseburguer, two coconut cookies, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick breathing complications, a heart attack]] and a Diet Coke!"

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-->"A cheeseburguer, cheeseburger, two coconut cookies, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick breathing complications, a heart attack]] and a Diet Coke!"



* ''Literature/TheBandsOfMourning'' has a variation: Wax, in order to use [[NotQuiteFlight his powers]], needs to drink steel flakes in a non-aqueous solution in order to be effective in combat. He prefers whiskey. His wife, Steris, prefers [[IAteWhat cod liver oil]].

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* ''Literature/TheBandsOfMourning'' ''Literature/BandsOfMourning'' has a variation: Wax, in order to use [[NotQuiteFlight his powers]], needs to drink steel flakes in a non-aqueous solution in order to be effective in combat. He prefers whiskey. His wife, Steris, prefers [[IAteWhat cod liver oil]].



* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': In ''TOW All the Kissing'', Joey walks in on Chandler having a very girly bath (he doesn't know Monica's hiding under the water so that Joey won't see her), he asks Chandler if he wants anything from the take-away. Chandler orders for Monica but finishes the order with "and a Coke" then squeals in pain as Monica secretly objects to that last and swiftly corrects that to "And a Diet Coke". Monica tends to worry about her weight a bit because she used to be fat, but, considering the amount of take-away Chinese and pizzas she eats, the Diet Coke isn't much of a calorie saving.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': In ''TOW "TOW All the Kissing'', Kissing", Joey walks in on Chandler having a very girly bath (he doesn't know Monica's hiding under the water so that Joey won't see her), he asks Chandler if he wants anything from the take-away. Chandler orders for Monica but finishes the order with "and a Coke" then squeals in pain as Monica secretly objects to that last and swiftly corrects that to "And a Diet Coke". Monica tends to worry about her weight a bit because she used to be fat, but, considering the amount of take-away Chinese and pizzas she eats, the Diet Coke isn't much of a calorie saving.



* Defended by Donna on ''Series/{{Suits}}'';

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* Defended by Donna on ''Series/{{Suits}}'';''Series/{{Suits}}'':



* On an episode of the ''Series/MadTV'' sketch ''Reality Check'' that had Michael Jackson as its "celebrity guest," co-host Belma Buttons does this.

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* On an episode of the ''Series/MadTV'' ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' sketch ''Reality Check'' that had Michael Jackson as its "celebrity guest," co-host Belma Buttons does this.



* ''Series/TheCloser'' has an obese victim in the episode "Junk in The Trunk" had a last meal that consists of four triple burgers with Extra Cheese, six orders of fries, and a diet coke.

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* ''Series/TheCloser'' has an obese victim in the episode "Junk in The Trunk" who had a last meal that consists of four triple burgers with Extra Cheese, six orders of fries, and a diet coke.



--->I'd like 4,000 tacos and a diet coke.

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--->I'd -->I'd like 4,000 tacos and a diet coke.






** [[http://notalwaysright.com/deeply-fried-and-deeply-mistaken/34671 This customer]] makes [[DeepFriedWhatever deep-fried Oreos]]... and so, gets the sugar-free Oreos so they'll be healthier.
** Sister site ''Website/NotAlwaysWorking'' had a case where the customer had a Diet Coke with their meal. [[http://notalwaysworking.com/giving-them-the-skinny-on-politeness/31055 The employee mocked the customer along the "health benefits" lines of this trope]]...which, in this case, was not only rude (and thus a bad move in and of itself) but ''wrong''; the customer really ''did'' prefer the taste. It ended badly for the cashier (and, by extension, the restaurant) when the cashier persisted in being rude.

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** [[http://notalwaysright.com/deeply-fried-and-deeply-mistaken/34671 [[https://notalwaysright.com/deeply-fried-and-deeply-mistaken/78719/ This customer]] makes [[DeepFriedWhatever deep-fried Oreos]]... and so, gets the sugar-free Oreos so they'll be healthier.
** Sister site ''Website/NotAlwaysWorking'' had a case where the customer had a Diet Coke with their meal. [[http://notalwaysworking.com/giving-them-the-skinny-on-politeness/31055 [[https://notalwaysright.com/giving-them-the-skinny-on-politeness/59288/ The employee mocked the customer along the "health benefits" lines of this trope]]...which, in this case, was not only rude (and thus a bad move in and of itself) but ''wrong''; the customer really ''did'' prefer the taste. It ended badly for the cashier (and, by extension, the restaurant) when the cashier persisted in being rude.



* Creator/DonaldTrump reportedly subsisted on fast food and Diet Coke while on the 2016 campaign trail.

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* Creator/DonaldTrump UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump reportedly subsisted on fast food and Diet Coke while on the 2016 campaign trail.



* In the behind-the-scenes ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' documentary ''6 Days to Air'', Creator/TreyParker admits that he powers himself with [=McDonalds=] during production. He can be seen chowing down on large orders while taking cans of Coke Zero from his minifridge.

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* In the behind-the-scenes ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' documentary ''6 Days to Air'', Creator/TreyParker Creator/{{Trey Parker|AndMattStone}} admits that he powers himself with [=McDonalds=] during production. He can be seen chowing down on large orders while taking cans of Coke Zero from his minifridge.
13th Oct '17 12:01:28 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In the behind-the-scenes ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' documentary ''6 Days to Air'', Creator/TreyParker admits that he powers himself with [=McDonalds=] during production. He can be seen chowing down on large orders while taking cans of Coke Zero from his minifridge.
13th Oct '17 11:58:27 AM CaptainCrawdad
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Despite being a staple joke on obesity and hypocrisy (especially the trusted [[{{Eagleland}} "Americans are fatasses"]] routine), it happens in RealLife for various legitimate reasons. Diabetics may not be concerned about their intake of savories but must watch their sugars. Some people just ''prefer'' the taste of diet sodas (Diet Coke, for instance, is based upon the failed New Coke's formula, and tastes very different from classic Coca-Cola.) Finally, even from the much-mocked calorie intake standpoint it actually does make sense-- a thousand calorie gut bomb with a diet soda may be silly on its face, but it's [[LesserOfTwoEvils still relatively better]] than a twelve-hundred calorie meal with a regular soft drink! (Soda averages 150 to 200 calories; a heavy soda drinker can see a tremendous benefit from cutting those calories, as soft drinks are the biggest source of sucrose and fructose in fast food.)

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Despite being a staple joke on obesity and hypocrisy (especially the trusted [[{{Eagleland}} "Americans are fatasses"]] routine), it happens in RealLife for various legitimate reasons. Diabetics may not be concerned about their intake of savories but must watch their sugars. Some people just ''prefer'' the taste of diet sodas (Diet Coke, for instance, is based upon the failed New Coke's formula, and tastes very different from classic Coca-Cola.) Finally, even from the much-mocked calorie intake standpoint it actually does make sense-- a thousand calorie 1,000-calorie gut bomb with a diet soda may be silly on its face, but it's [[LesserOfTwoEvils still relatively better]] than a twelve-hundred calorie 1,200-calorie meal with a regular soft drink! (Soda averages 150 to 200 calories; a A heavy soda drinker can see a tremendous benefit from cutting those calories, as soft drinks are the biggest source of sucrose and fructose in fast food.)
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* This happens frequently, not because people actually are thinking in losing weight with the diet soda, but for other reasons. One of them is that they prefer the flavor of the diet soda to the regular one. Another reason is conditioning from continuous drinking of this soda in the past. Even another is the influence of publicity. Finally, you always have peer pressure.
** Additionally, regarding the massive meals consumed, there are indications that diet sodas actually contain appetite stimulants, causing people to become hungrier and, consequently, to eat more food.
** Diet Cokes and Pepsis contain more caffeine than the standard fare, so if you, say, want caffeine for an asprin, but don't want to eat it on an empty stomach...
* You know that thing from ''The Salvation War'' above about UsefulNotes/BillClinton going to a UsefulNotes/McDonalds and ordering a huge, fattening meal with a small diet soda? Yeah, [[TruthInTelevision he actually used to do that]]. Notoriously, he even did so while on the way back to TheWhiteHouse ''on a jog''.

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* This happens frequently, not because people actually are thinking in losing weight with the diet soda, but for other reasons. One of them is that they prefer the flavor of the diet soda to the regular one. Another reason is conditioning from continuous drinking of this soda in the past. Even another is the influence of publicity. Finally, you always have peer pressure.
** Additionally, regarding the massive meals consumed, there are indications that diet sodas actually contain appetite stimulants, causing people to become hungrier and, consequently, to eat more food.
** Diet Cokes and Pepsis contain more caffeine than the standard fare, so if you, say, want caffeine for an asprin, but don't want to eat it on an empty stomach...
* You know that thing from ''The Salvation War'' above about
UsefulNotes/BillClinton going often went to a UsefulNotes/McDonalds and ordering ordered a huge, fattening meal with a small diet soda? Yeah, [[TruthInTelevision he actually used to do that]]. Notoriously, he even did so while on the way back to TheWhiteHouse ''on a jog''.
12th Oct '17 12:50:51 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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Despite being a staple joke on obesity and hypocrisy (especially the trusted [[{{Eagleland}} "Americans are fatasses"]] routine), it happens in RealLife for various legitimate reasons. Diabetics may not be concerned about their intake of savories but must watch their sugars. Some people just ''prefer'' the taste of diet sodas (Diet Coke, for instance, is based upon the failed New Coke's formula, rather than Classic Coke.) Finally, even from the much-mocked calorie intake standpoint it actually does make sense-- a thousand calorie gut bomb with a diet soda may be silly on its face, but it's [[LesserOfTwoEvils still relatively better]] than a twelve-hundred calorie meal with a regular soft drink! (Soda averages 150 to 200 calories; a heavy soda drinker can see a tremendous benefit from cutting those calories, as soft drinks are the biggest source of sucrose and fructose in fast food.)

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Despite being a staple joke on obesity and hypocrisy (especially the trusted [[{{Eagleland}} "Americans are fatasses"]] routine), it happens in RealLife for various legitimate reasons. Diabetics may not be concerned about their intake of savories but must watch their sugars. Some people just ''prefer'' the taste of diet sodas (Diet Coke, for instance, is based upon the failed New Coke's formula, rather than Classic Coke.and tastes very different from classic Coca-Cola.) Finally, even from the much-mocked calorie intake standpoint it actually does make sense-- a thousand calorie gut bomb with a diet soda may be silly on its face, but it's [[LesserOfTwoEvils still relatively better]] than a twelve-hundred calorie meal with a regular soft drink! (Soda averages 150 to 200 calories; a heavy soda drinker can see a tremendous benefit from cutting those calories, as soft drinks are the biggest source of sucrose and fructose in fast food.)
18th Jul '17 7:56:26 PM HeroGal2347
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* On ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' when Burger Beagle orders a (rather large) meal from Gizmo Duck (he's pretending to be the drive-thru robot speaker), he orders a diet cola as well.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' when Burger Beagle orders a (rather large) meal from Gizmo Duck (he's pretending to be the drive-thru robot speaker), he orders a diet cola as well.
27th Jun '17 10:09:48 PM jormis29
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* In one episode of ''{{Cheers}}'', Norm and Woody have dinner at a local restaurant called the ''Hungry Heifer'', where Norm is a regular:

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* In one episode of ''{{Cheers}}'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Norm and Woody have dinner at a local restaurant called the ''Hungry Heifer'', where Norm is a regular:



* Series/TheCloser has an obese victim in the episode "Junk in The Trunk" had a last meal that consists of four triple burgers with Extra Cheese, six orders of fries, and a diet coke.

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* Series/TheCloser ''Series/TheCloser'' has an obese victim in the episode "Junk in The Trunk" had a last meal that consists of four triple burgers with Extra Cheese, six orders of fries, and a diet coke.
24th Jun '17 2:09:57 PM Camwood
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* Diabetics will order fast food and then get a diet soda, since the carbs in the food are usually much lower on the glycemic index than the carbs in regular soda. This troper's husband is often served regular soda, either by mistake or because people think he's being silly to order diet soda with unhealthy food.

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* Diabetics will order fast food and then get a diet soda, since the carbs in the food are usually much lower on the glycemic index than the carbs in regular soda. This troper's husband is often served regular soda, either by mistake or because people think he's being silly to order diet soda with unhealthy food.
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