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28th Mar '18 8:04:30 PM mlsmithca
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** [[https://garfield.com/comic/2017/01/20 This]] strip has Garfield and Jon eat at Binky Burger, where the clerk us dressed up as Binky the Clown's friend Biff and looks ''very'' depressed. Jon asks if he doesn't like his job, and the guy replies with "''You'' try to get a date in this get-up, pal".
* The ''Luann'' Comic strip featured the title character's older brother Brad working at Weenie World twice. The first time was as a teen during the 1990's while the 2nd time was during his layoff from his career as a firefighter.
** Averted following his second stint when Brad was replaced by best friend T.J. As a member of the Weenie World family, T.J. managed to make her boss's life a living hell by doing everything better than she could including successfully upselling customers.

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** [[https://garfield.com/comic/2017/01/20 This]] strip has Garfield and Jon eat at Binky Burger, where the clerk us is dressed up as Binky the Clown's friend Biff and looks ''very'' depressed. Jon asks if he doesn't like his job, and the guy replies with "''You'' try to get a date in this get-up, pal".
* The ''Luann'' Comic strip featured the title character's older brother Brad working at Weenie World twice. The first time was as a teen during the 1990's while the 2nd second time was during his layoff from his career as a firefighter.
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firefighter. Averted following his second stint when Brad was replaced by best friend T.J. As a member of the Weenie World family, T.J. managed to make her his boss's life a living hell by doing everything better than she could including successfully upselling customers.
28th Mar '18 8:00:58 PM mlsmithca
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* ''Series/HanginWithMrCooper'' had an episode where one of Mark's student's drops out of school to get a job working at a place called Clown Burger. Mark convinces him to come back to school by being as obnoxious a customer as he could be and remain the protagonist on a family-friendly sitcom (then pointing out that the kid will be stuck dealing with obnoxious customers for the rest of his life if he stays in his job).

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* ''Series/HanginWithMrCooper'' had an episode where one of Mark's student's students drops out of school to get a job working at a place called Clown Burger. Mark convinces him to come back to school by being as obnoxious a customer as he could be and remain the protagonist on a family-friendly sitcom (then pointing out that the kid will be stuck dealing with obnoxious customers for the rest of his life if he stays in his job).
24th Mar '18 10:45:42 AM Andooks
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': Papa Song's Dinery where Sonmi~451 and her fellow clones work is a nightmare version of a fast food restaurant. In the novel, it's strongly implied to literally just be UsefulNotes/McDonalds, with multiple references to its "Golden Arches", the red and yellow colour scheme, and the Papa Song mascot resembling a clown. The film (very likely to avoid getting sued into oblivion) avoids this, having Papa Song look like an obese, smiling yellow Buddha-like figure, which is strongly thematically relevant on its own, given that Sonmi eventually becomes a REAL Buddha-like being in history herself and Buddha is mentioned very prominently in her story in the novel.
14th Mar '18 5:58:20 PM thatother1dude
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* The 1997 comedy film, ''Film/GoodBurger'', which was based on the recurring sketch Nickelodeon's ''Series/AllThat.'' Featuring loveable idiot Ed who loves his job as much as his brain can allow, and his snarky sidekick, Dexter, The Good Burger is the epitome of Burger Fool. As far as fast food jobs go, the employees weren't treated badly and they all seemed to like each other and Good Burger. Their rival Mondo Burger, on the other hand, treated their employees as slaves and had a hellish boss.

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* The 1997 comedy film, ''Film/GoodBurger'', which was based on the recurring sketch Nickelodeon's ''Series/AllThat.'' Featuring loveable idiot Ed who [[HappinessInMinimumWage loves his job job]] as much as his brain can allow, and his snarky sidekick, Dexter, The Good Burger is the epitome of Burger Fool. As far as fast food jobs go, the employees weren't treated badly and they all seemed to like each other and Good Burger. Their rival Mondo Burger, on the other hand, treated their employees as slaves and had a hellish boss.



* Inverted in the video to Music/{{Reel Big Fish}}'s "Sell Out," in which the band appear very fond of their jobs in a greasy spoon hamburger joint and laugh off a record executive's offer of a recording contract... until he brings out the obligatory BriefcaseFullOfMoney. They wind up back in the greasy spoon at the end of the video.



* WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants works at such a restaurant called the Krusty Krab, but he loves the job. (Exactly how the grill and deep fryer he uses can work, seeing as it's underwater, [[CartoonPhysics is never explained.]]) Squidward, on the other hand, hates it with a passion. (Of course, Mr. Krabs, who runs the place, is not only a MeanBoss, his greed often fuels the plot of an episode.)

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* WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants works at such a restaurant called the Krusty Krab, but he [[HappinessInMinimumWage loves the job. (Exactly how the grill and deep fryer he uses can work, seeing as it's underwater, [[CartoonPhysics is never explained.]]) job]]. Squidward, on the other hand, hates it with a passion. (Of Of course, Mr. Krabs, who runs the place, is not only a MeanBoss, his greed often fuels the plot of an episode.)
14th Mar '18 2:14:31 PM thatother1dude
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Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} refers to these as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McJob McJobs]]". In reality, these jobs can be TruthInTelevision, but there's an equal chance of them being better or worse than depicted, because it depends on an individual store's quality of [[BadBoss management]] and workers. [[BadJobWorseUniform The ridiculous headgear]], fortunately, is universally less common than it is in fiction (a simple baseball cap, visor, or hairnet is more common).

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Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} refers to these as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McJob McJobs]]". In reality, these jobs can be TruthInTelevision, but there's an equal chance of them being better or worse than depicted, because it depends on an individual store's quality of [[BadBoss management]] management and workers. [[BadJobWorseUniform The ridiculous headgear]], fortunately, is universally less common than it is in fiction (a simple baseball cap, visor, or hairnet is more common).



Similar workers can be found at SuckECheeses. For the (not-really) "alternative", see SoulSuckingRetailJob. The next step up the "ladder" is working at a KitschyThemedRestaurant. Hey, MiseryBuildsCharacter.

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Similar workers can be found at SuckECheeses. For the (not-really) "alternative", see SoulSuckingRetailJob. The next step up the "ladder" is working at a KitschyThemedRestaurant. Hey, MiseryBuildsCharacter. On the other hand, some find HappinessInMinimumWage.
5th Mar '18 11:37:11 AM rjd1922
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5th Mar '18 11:37:09 AM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has the MTT-Brand Burger Emporium in Hotlands, owned and operated by showbiz-crazed robot Mettaton. The food served includes "glamburgers", hamburgers [[IAteWhat made with sequins and glitter]], and a steak cut in the shape of Mettaton's face. The cashier is a cynical, neurotic wannabe actor known as Burgerpants who is clearly tired of the forced cheeriness that comes with his position. His job had ground him down so badly [[spoiler: he hardly reacts if you threaten him during a No Mercy run, dryly remarking "I can't go to Hell. I'm all out of vacation days."]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has the MTT-Brand Burger Emporium in Hotlands, owned and operated by showbiz-crazed robot Mettaton. The food served includes "glamburgers", hamburgers [[IAteWhat made with sequins and glitter]], and a steak cut in the shape of Mettaton's face. The cashier is a cynical, neurotic wannabe actor known as Burgerpants who is clearly tired of the forced cheeriness that comes with his position. His job had ground him down so badly [[spoiler: he hardly reacts if you threaten him during a No Mercy run, dryly remarking "I can't go to Hell.hell. I'm all out of vacation days."]]
5th Mar '18 11:36:23 AM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has the MTT-Brand Burger Emporium in Hotlands, owned and operated by showbiz-crazed robot Mettaton. The food served includes "glamburgers", hamburgers [[IAteWhat made with sequins and glitter]], and a steak cut in the shape of Mettaton's face. The cashier is a cynical, neurotic wannabe actor known as Burgerpants who is clearly tired of the forced cheeriness that comes with his position. His job had ground him down so badly [[spoiler: he hardly reacts if you threaten him during a No Mercy run, dryly remarking "I can't go to Hell, I'm all out of vacation days."]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has the MTT-Brand Burger Emporium in Hotlands, owned and operated by showbiz-crazed robot Mettaton. The food served includes "glamburgers", hamburgers [[IAteWhat made with sequins and glitter]], and a steak cut in the shape of Mettaton's face. The cashier is a cynical, neurotic wannabe actor known as Burgerpants who is clearly tired of the forced cheeriness that comes with his position. His job had ground him down so badly [[spoiler: he hardly reacts if you threaten him during a No Mercy run, dryly remarking "I can't go to Hell, Hell. I'm all out of vacation days."]]
2nd Mar '18 8:32:46 AM fruitstripegum
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* ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' is a DeconstructiveParody of the FightingSeries that shows the life of two Kanban Musumes (poster girls) of a the Onimaru Chinese Restaurant and the Huet Bakery in the small Hanami town Shopping District. Their job is to attract clients to their respective business and [[CarryingACake make deliveries]]. They subvert this trope, being two young childish {{Arrogant Kung Fu Guy}}s whose constant fighting, [[TheSlacker slacking on the job]] and generous quantity of MundaneMadeAwesome avoid the soul crushing boring related with this trope.

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* ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' is a DeconstructiveParody of the FightingSeries that shows the life of two Kanban Musumes (poster girls) of a the Onimaru Chinese Restaurant and the Huet Bakery in the small Hanami town Shopping District. Their job is to attract clients to their respective business and [[CarryingACake make deliveries]]. They subvert this trope, being two young childish {{Arrogant Kung Fu Guy}}s whose constant fighting, [[TheSlacker slacking on the job]] and generous quantity of MundaneMadeAwesome avoid the soul crushing boring related with this trope.
28th Feb '18 6:10:36 PM nombretomado
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The standard foil is for the show's underdog to thrive in this environment to the total befuddlement of the "cool" characters who have been successful at everything else except this; ironically, this can have the reverse effect: after all, who would be ''proud'' of working at a fast-food joint? This character is often a collective example of TheChewToy illustrated and fucked with in their forties.

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The standard foil is for the show's underdog to thrive in this environment to the total befuddlement of the "cool" characters who have been successful at everything else except this; ironically, this can have the reverse effect: after all, who would be ''proud'' of working at a fast-food joint? This character is often a collective example of TheChewToy illustrated and fucked with in their forties.
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