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15th Jan '16 5:57:05 AM Anddrix
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Cheese which is ''not'' this strange amalgam of traits (well, at least the first three) is almost never present, except sometimes incidentally as a sandwich ingredient. The most likely trait to get skipped is the "stinky" part. Orange-yellow cheese that's full of holes is still everywhere. Cheez Whiz doesn't show up too often, perhaps because [[ViewersAreMorons animators fear viewers will mistake it for mustard]].
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Cheese which is ''not'' this strange amalgam of traits (well, at least the first three) is almost never present, except sometimes incidentally as a sandwich ingredient. The most likely trait to get skipped is the "stinky" part. Orange-yellow cheese that's full of holes is still everywhere. Cheez Whiz doesn't show up too often, perhaps because [[ViewersAreMorons animators fear viewers will mistake it for mustard]]. mustard.
10th Jan '16 4:43:23 PM nombretomado
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** In fact, the creator, Stephen Hillenburg, decided to include the word "Sponge" in the character's name specifically because he believed that, if he didn't, audiences would think SpongeBob was an anthropomorphic block of cheese.
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** In fact, the creator, Stephen Hillenburg, decided to include the word "Sponge" in the character's name specifically because he believed that, if he didn't, audiences would think SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] was an anthropomorphic block of cheese.
8th Jan '16 9:28:13 AM TheUnsquished
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Of course, in addition to Swiss and Limburger [[BlessedAreTheCheesemakers just being funny,]] there's a practical reason behind this trope as well, which is based on the RuleOfPerception. In a cartoon, a large, nondescript block of something yellow or white could be just about anything. A bar of gold? Butter? Lard? A white brick? Giving cheese these distinct traits helps identify to the audience that "Yes! This is cheese you're looking at." Of course, this works best if you don't ''name'' the cheese in question. Commonly seen as part of a LevelAte. Also see BlessedAreTheCheesemakers.
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Of course, in addition to Swiss and Limburger [[BlessedAreTheCheesemakers just being funny,]] funny, there's a practical reason behind this trope as well, which is based on the RuleOfPerception. In a cartoon, a large, nondescript block of something yellow or white could be just about anything. A bar of gold? Butter? Lard? A white brick? Giving cheese these distinct traits helps identify to the audience that "Yes! This is cheese you're looking at." Of course, this works best if you don't ''name'' the cheese in question. Commonly seen as part of a LevelAte. Also see BlessedAreTheCheesemakers.
24th Dec '15 4:22:14 AM Adept
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* Lampshaded in ''SpongebobSquarepants'', in the episode "Band Geeks" when the titular character is referred to as "the talking cheese."
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* Lampshaded in ''SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', in the episode "Band Geeks" when the titular character is referred to as "the talking cheese."

** FlipTheFrog in ''Chinaman's Chance''; the smuggler Chow Mein is easy to track because he's got smelly feet—even his ''footprints'' stink, and when Flip or his dog smell them, the image of stinky Cartoon Cheese is superimposed.
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** FlipTheFrog ''WesternAnimation/FlipTheFrog'' in ''Chinaman's Chance''; the smuggler Chow Mein is easy to track because he's got smelly feet—even his ''footprints'' stink, and when Flip or his dog smell them, the image of stinky Cartoon Cheese is superimposed.
20th Dec '15 9:36:22 PM 10-13-2
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* An episode of ''Series/FamilyMatters'' had Urkel create a ''MortalKombat'' style video game with one character based on himself. One attack the character had was to yell "Have some CHEESE!" while throwing Cartoon Cheese at the opponent.
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* An episode of ''Series/FamilyMatters'' had Urkel create a ''MortalKombat'' style video game with one character based on himself. One attack the character had was to yell "Have some CHEESE!" while throwing Cartoon Cheese at the opponent. Subverted, however, in another episode in which he annoyed Carl by showing a slideshow of all his favorite cheeses - some of which look nothing like stereotypical cheese. ("A bodacious Brie!")
20th Dec '15 9:32:29 PM 10-13-2
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* In ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', Gonzo auditions with Yolanda, the dancing cheese. Gonzo just clicks his heels a bit, and the cheese does the fancy steps. Wedge of circular round? Check. Yellow? [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/File:Yolandathedancingcheese.jpg Partial check]].
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* In ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', Gonzo auditions with Yolanda, the dancing cheese. Gonzo just clicks his heels a bit, and the cheese does the fancy steps. Wedge of circular round? Check. Yellow? [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/File:Yolandathedancingcheese.jpg Partial check]]. (He refers to "her" as a Gorgonzola.)

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * In ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', Gonzo auditions This is the type of cheese that shows up most often in ''{{Garfield}}'' - with Yolanda, the dancing one exception. Since Garfield likes mice and doesn't want to harm them (and would be too lazy to do so even if he did), Jon has to put out traps baited with cheese. Gonzo just clicks his heels a bit, and the The chunks of cheese does in the fancy steps. Wedge of circular round? Check. Yellow? [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/File:Yolandathedancingcheese.jpg Partial check]].traps are not round ''or'' wedged, but appear almost featureless (perhaps the most approximate shape would be "semicircle"). [[/folder]]
20th Dec '15 9:26:24 PM 10-13-2
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Cheese which is ''not'' this strange amalgam of traits (well, at least the first three) is almost never present, except sometimes incidentally as a sandwich ingredient. The most likely trait to get skipped is the "stinky" part. Orange-yellow cheese that's full of holes is still everywhere.
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Cheese which is ''not'' this strange amalgam of traits (well, at least the first three) is almost never present, except sometimes incidentally as a sandwich ingredient. The most likely trait to get skipped is the "stinky" part. Orange-yellow cheese that's full of holes is still everywhere. everywhere. Cheez Whiz doesn't show up too often, perhaps because [[ViewersAreMorons animators fear viewers will mistake it for mustard]].
11th Dec '15 4:21:40 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* The Garfield Show: Slightly averted where TV star and chef, Eddie Gormon, opens "Cheese Land", an amusement park made entirely out of cheese. Slighty averted, where there's slightly more cheese varieties seen (bleu, chedder, american) but are overshadowed by most of the cartoon cheese making up the amusement park.
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* The Garfield Show: Slightly averted where TV star and chef, Eddie Gormon, opens "Cheese Land", an amusement park made entirely out of cheese. Slighty averted, where there's slightly more cheese varieties seen (bleu, chedder, cheddar, american) but are overshadowed by most of the cartoon cheese making up the amusement park.

* In ''WesternAnimation/Ratz'', the cheese is explicitly Gouda, but it's shown holier than usual.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Ratz'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratz}}'', the cheese is explicitly Gouda, but it's shown holier than usual.
7th Oct '15 3:54:19 PM nombretomado
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* Characters/BugsBunny cartoon ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unruly_Hare The Unruly Hare]]''. At the end, Bugs tells Elmer Fudd that only a big fat rat would shoot a guy in the back. Elmer does so and says "So I'm a big rat!". Bugs appears out of the smoke from the shot and says "Ah! Have some cheese, rat!" and shoves a [[KarmicTricksters wedge of cheese]] in his mouth.
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* Characters/BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unruly_Hare The Unruly Hare]]''. At the end, Bugs tells Elmer Fudd that only a big fat rat would shoot a guy in the back. Elmer does so and says "So I'm a big rat!". Bugs appears out of the smoke from the shot and says "Ah! Have some cheese, rat!" and shoves a [[KarmicTricksters wedge of cheese]] in his mouth.
2nd Aug '15 10:56:26 AM Redmess
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* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Klaas, Violine's pet mouse, thinks of this kind of cheese when first meeting her.
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