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11th Feb '16 8:38:18 PM Bissek
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* PlayedWith on ''Series/BabylonFive'': [[DaChief Garibaldi]] is ordered by Dr. Franklin to go on a restricted diet (or rather... a ''[[InsistentTerminology food plan]]'') because of various problems his body is suffering due to the after effects of being shot InTheBack by TheMole in an earlier season. Meanwhile, [[TheCaptain Captain Sheridan]] is ordered to eat what he considers "Rabbit Food" because he has gained ten pounds since his previous exam. [[TheLancer Commander Ivanova]] is ordered to eat more because she is suffering nutrition deficiencies because she doesn't eat enough healthy food; in addition, this is messing with her recovery from her broken foot (from the previous episode).
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* PlayedWith on ''Series/BabylonFive'': [[DaChief Garibaldi]] is ordered by Dr. Franklin to go on a restricted diet (or rather... a ''[[InsistentTerminology food plan]]'') because of various problems his body is suffering due to the after effects of being shot InTheBack by TheMole in an earlier season. Meanwhile, [[TheCaptain Captain Sheridan]] is ordered to eat what he considers "Rabbit Food" because he has gained ten pounds since his previous exam. [[TheLancer Commander Ivanova]] is ordered to eat more because she is suffering nutrition deficiencies because she doesn't eat enough healthy food; in addition, this is messing with her recovery from her broken foot (from the previous episode). Since all three of them are required to eat something that they hate and one of the others loves, this results in a scene where Garibaldi takes Ivonova's pasta, Sheridan takes Garibaldi's steak, and Ivonova takes Sheridan's salad and they try (Unsuccessfully) to eat them before Dr Franklin arrives in the mess.
21st Jan '16 6:24:59 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* About 50% of ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}'' strips are in some way about Cathy trying - and failing - to lose weight. The rest are usually about her trying to improve her appearance or meet men.
20th Jan '16 9:19:44 AM Willbyr
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* Chapter 64 of ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'' has Sakura and Mikoshiba trying to lose weight out of fear that they've become fatter. They first attempt to simultaneously exercise their arms whilst doing their manga work, then they have Mayu help them with their work-out routine. It's all for nought when they go to Nozaki's house and see that he's baked a cake for them.
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* Chapter 64 of ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'' ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'' has Sakura and Mikoshiba trying to lose weight out of fear that they've become fatter. They first attempt to simultaneously exercise their arms whilst doing their manga work, then they have Mayu help them with their work-out routine. It's all for nought when they go to Nozaki's house and see that he's baked a cake for them.
24th Oct '15 2:51:42 PM SaraJaye
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* Played for drama on ''Series/FullHouse'' as a VerySpecialEpisode, where DJ went on a crash diet so she could look good in a bathing suit. She was cured by a hug at the end of the episode.
27th Aug '15 7:42:35 AM Chris116
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* An episode of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' has Cody trying to help the hotel's chef lose weight. He manages to do it by telling him not to think of it as a diet, but a lifestyle choice.
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* An episode of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' has Cody trying to help the hotel's chef lose weight. He manages to do it by telling him not to think of it as a diet, but a lifestyle choice. Additionally, Zack (who had become a glutton for sweets in the episode) is also put on a cold turkey diet, until his mother realizes it's too extreme and agrees to allow a small amount of sweets to curb his temptation. Meanwhile, one of London's socialite friends tells London she's fat and that Maddie is too skinny, so London spends the episode starving herself and working out, while Maddie gorges on food. London becomes exhausted from a lack of food and Maddie becomes too bloated to wear a dress for a model show (despite not appearing any bigger than normal), and the two accept their bodies when the socialite is revealed to be stuffing her bra full of toilet paper.
2nd Aug '15 10:19:44 AM SilentStranger
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* ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'' has had two episodes: "Oggy's Diet" and "Dee Dee's Diet". In Oggy's episode, it was so he could catch the cockroaches easier, for Dee Dee, it was so he could ''avoid'' being caught. Dee Dee actually managed to shed the pounds...only to gain them back in the end.
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* ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'' has had two episodes: "Oggy's Diet" and "Dee Dee's Diet". In Oggy's episode, it was so he could catch the cockroaches easier, for Dee Dee, it was so he could ''avoid'' being caught. Dee Dee actually managed to shed the pounds...only to gain them back in the end.end. * An episode of ''SouthPark'' has Eric Cartman being sent to FatCamp to get his weight under control, and returns a few weeks later substantially slimmed down. It turns out however that this is an impostor that the real Eric sent back to South Park to steal junk food for him to smuggle to the other campers for money. The real Eric hasnt lost a pound, and on top of that is ruining the progress of the other campers with his scam.
22nd May '15 4:28:03 AM Rhapsody
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* Chapter 64 of ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'' has Sakura and Mikoshiba trying to lose weight out of fear that they've become fatter. They first attempt to simultaneously exercise their arms whilst doing their manga work, then they have Mayu help them with their work-out routine. It's all for nought when they go to Nozaki's house and see that he's baked a cake for them.
25th Jan '15 11:28:25 PM Adept
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* There is one in ''KamenNoMaidGuy''.
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* There is one in ''KamenNoMaidGuy''.''Manga/KamenNoMaidGuy''.
10th Jan '15 7:12:06 PM Angeldeb82
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Added "Poirot" and "Evil Under the Sun".
-->'''''{{Garfield}}''''', [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1978&addr=780830 August 30, 1978]] A character is sneaking out to the kitchen for a midnight snack. He is careful not to wake up his wife or else he'll get caught. The minute he opens the refrigerator, he suddenly hears footsteps, so he turns around just in time to see his wife standing [[{{Right Behind Me}} behind him]] with a stern expression on her face. The wife then promptly puts her husband on a diet for trying to raid the refrigerator at night.
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-->'''''{{Garfield}}''''', -->'''''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''''', [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1978&addr=780830 August 30, 1978]] A character is sneaking out to the kitchen for a midnight snack. He is careful not to wake up his wife or else he'll get caught. The minute he opens the refrigerator, he suddenly hears footsteps, so he turns around just in time to see his wife standing [[{{Right Behind Me}} [[RightBehindMe behind him]] with a stern expression on her face. The wife then promptly puts her husband on a diet for trying to raid the refrigerator at night.

Becoming a {{Dead Horse Trope}} as the obese become Less Acceptable Targets.
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Becoming a {{Dead Horse Trope}} DeadHorseTrope as the obese become Less Acceptable Targets.

* There is one in ''{{Kamen No Maid Guy}}''. * ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'''s Yomi is seemingly always on a diet. Her {{Day In The Limelight}} episodes often feature her trying several unsuccessful diets. * Usagi tried to go on a diet but failed in an early ''Anime/SailorMoon'' episode that involved the villains taking energy from girls who were obsessed with getting thin.
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* There is one in ''{{Kamen No Maid Guy}}''. ''KamenNoMaidGuy''. * ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'''s Yomi is seemingly always on a diet. Her {{Day In The Limelight}} [[ADayInTheLimelight Day in the Limelight]] episodes often feature her trying several unsuccessful diets. * Usagi tried to go on a diet but failed in an early ''Anime/SailorMoon'' ''Manga/SailorMoon'' episode that involved the villains taking energy from girls who were obsessed with getting thin.

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{The Partridge Family}}'' Danny is teased for being fat, goes on a diet, and loses like 10 pounds, all without being noticibly slimmer. According to Danny Bonaduce's biography, it was not a pleasant episode to film.
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{The Partridge Family}}'' ''Series/ThePartridgeFamily'' Danny is teased for being fat, goes on a diet, and loses like 10 pounds, all without being noticibly slimmer. According to Danny Bonaduce's biography, it was not a pleasant episode to film.

[[AC: {{Newspaper Comics}}]] * ''Comic/{{Garfield}}'' has numerous strips where Garfield is put on a diet by Jon, and sometimes by Liz. In the earlier years of the strip, 'Diet Week' was a regular theme, explained by [[WordOfGod Jim Davis]]'s claim that when ''he'' goes on a diet, so does Garfield.
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\n* There is one episode of ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' called ''Literature/EvilUnderTheSun'', in which Literature/HerculePoirot has to go on a diet at the Sandy Cove Hotel on Miss Lemon's orders after an incident at an Argentinian restaurant has sent him to a hospital where he is declared "medically obese". [[spoiler:It turns out at the end that the incident is not obesity or his health problems but food poisoning--nine cases of it in fact (Poirot's was one of them), so the restaurant had to be shut down until it can work out the food poisoning bit.]] [[AC: {{Newspaper Comics}}]] NewspaperComics]] * ''Comic/{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' has numerous strips where Garfield is put on a diet by Jon, and sometimes by Liz. In the earlier years of the strip, 'Diet Week' was a regular theme, explained by [[WordOfGod Jim Davis]]'s claim that when ''he'' goes on a diet, so does Garfield.

* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' had an episode while Peg dares Pete to go a day without eating, naturally [[IncrediblyLamePun it eats him up inside.]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' had an episode while Peg dares Pete to go a day without eating, naturally [[IncrediblyLamePun eating; naturally, [[{{Pun}} it eats him up inside.]]inside]].
5th Jan '15 11:44:06 AM crazysamaritan
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* One not played for humor was a series of episodes of ''{{Roseanne}}'' in which Dan is put on a diet following his heart attack. It eventually leads to the largest fight Dan and Roseanne ever had on the show.
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* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'': ** One not played for humor was a PlayedForDrama series of episodes of ''{{Roseanne}}'' in which episodes, where Dan is put on a diet following his heart attack. It eventually leads to the largest fight Dan and Roseanne ever had on the show.

* A major plot arc in ''{{Frasier}}'', as Daphne started gaining weight after she got together with Niles. She was put on a regimen and eventually sent to some sort of fat camp. This storyline was a clever trick used by the writers to mask the fact that Jane Leeves was actually pregnant.
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* A major plot arc in ''{{Frasier}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', as Daphne started gaining weight after she got together with Niles. She was put on a regimen and eventually sent to some sort of fat camp. This storyline was a clever trick used by the writers to mask the fact that Jane Leeves was actually pregnant.

* In one episode of ''{{The Partridge Family}}'' Danny is teased for being fat, goes on a diet, and loses like 10 pounds, all without being noticibly slimmer. According to Danny Bonaduce's biography, it was not a pleasant episode to film. * In an episode of ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', Marie decides that everyone needs to eat healthier. Unfortunately, it was the Thanksgiving Special... * ''Gilligan's Island'' had an episode where the Skipper revealed that he'd probably rejoin the Navy if he ever got back to civilization, then found out he was overweight and went on a diet. * On ''Series/{{MASH}}'', in the episode with the MASH Olympics, Hawkeye and BJ help a soldier who's in danger of being kicked out of the Army for being 20 pounds overweight. At the end of the episode, the soldier thanks them as he made his weight - by 3 ounces.
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* In one episode of ''{{The ''Series/{{The Partridge Family}}'' Danny is teased for being fat, goes on a diet, and loses like 10 pounds, all without being noticibly slimmer. According to Danny Bonaduce's biography, it was not a pleasant episode to film. * In an episode of ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', Marie decides that everyone needs to eat healthier. Unfortunately, it was the Thanksgiving Special... * ''Gilligan's Island'' ''Series/GilligansIsland'' had an episode where the Skipper revealed that he'd probably rejoin the Navy if he ever got back to civilization, then found out he was overweight and went on a diet. * On ''Series/{{MASH}}'', in ''Series/{{MASH}}'': ** In the episode with the MASH M*A*S*H Olympics, Hawkeye and BJ help a soldier who's in danger of being kicked out of the Army for being 20 pounds overweight. At the end of the episode, the soldier thanks them as he made his weight - by 3 ounces.

** {{Justified|Trope}}, of course. None of the officers eat healthy due to the stress of their jobs, and two out of three of them suffered injuries recently that their bodies were still recovering from. ** At one point, the three officers, realizing that each of them is being forced to eat something one of the others prefers, trade their lunches. [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin This is, of course, when Doctor Franklin shows up]]. * An episode of ''{{That 70s Show}}'' had Red, after his heart attack, trying to sneak around his diet. After he gets busted, he says "This isn't food! This is what food eats!". * In the ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' episode "Moby Dick", Dick goes on a diet after he starts overeating to deal with the stress of his break-up from Mary. [[spoiler:Later we find out Mary is also stress eating.]] * In an early episode of ''FamilyMatters'', Carl went on a strict diet to look good for his high school reunion. His family pulled out all the stops to keep him from cheating, to the point where he snuck ''baby food'' out of desperation. * Played for drama in ''TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''. Philip was put on a diet and bribed Will into sneaking him junk food, only to end up having a heart attack. * ''ILoveLucy'' had Lucy go on a diet to be able to play Sally Sweet in one of Ricky's show numbers. * ''TheMunsters'' did one whose title was the IncrediblyLamePun "Lo-Cal Munster." [[spoiler: as in, "low-calorie Muenster cheese."]]
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** {{Justified|Trope}}, of course. None of the officers eat healthy due to the stress of their jobs, and two out of three of them suffered injuries recently that their bodies were still recovering from. ** At one point, the three officers, realizing that each of them is being forced to eat something one of the others prefers, trade their lunches. [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin This is, of course, when Doctor Franklin shows up]]. * An episode of ''{{That ''Series/{{That 70s Show}}'' had Red, after his heart attack, trying to sneak around his diet. After he gets busted, he says "This isn't food! This is what food eats!". * In the ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' episode "Moby Dick", Dick goes on a diet after he starts overeating to deal with the stress of his break-up from Mary. [[spoiler:Later we find out Mary is also stress eating.]] * In an early episode of ''FamilyMatters'', ''Series/FamilyMatters'', Carl went on a strict diet to look good for his high school reunion. His family pulled out all the stops to keep him from cheating, to the point where he snuck ''baby food'' out of desperation. * Played for drama in ''TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''.''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''. Philip was put on a diet and bribed Will into sneaking him junk food, only to end up having a heart attack. * ''ILoveLucy'' ''Series/ILoveLucy'' had Lucy go on a diet to be able to play Sally Sweet in one of Ricky's show numbers. * ''TheMunsters'' did one whose title was the IncrediblyLamePun ''Series/TheMunsters'' had an episode titled "Lo-Cal Munster." Munster" where the family is put on the diet. [[spoiler: as in, The title suggests "low-calorie Muenster cheese."]]

* An episode of ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' has Cody trying to help the hotel's chef lose weight. He manages to do it by telling him not to think of it as a diet, but a lifestyle choice.
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* An episode of ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' has Cody trying to help the hotel's chef lose weight. He manages to do it by telling him not to think of it as a diet, but a lifestyle choice.

* Numerous {{Garfield}} strips had Garfield get put on a diet by Jon, and sometimes by Liz. ** So much so in the earlier years that 'Diet Week' was a regular theme. ** [[WordOfGod Jim Davis]] claims that when ''he'' goes on a diet, so does Garfield.
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* Numerous {{Garfield}} ''Comic/{{Garfield}}'' has numerous strips had where Garfield get is put on a diet by Jon, and sometimes by Liz. ** So much so in Liz. In the earlier years that of the strip, 'Diet Week' was a regular theme. ** theme, explained by [[WordOfGod Jim Davis]] claims Davis]]'s claim that when ''he'' goes on a diet, so does Garfield.

* At least one episode of ''TheFlintstones'' had Fred being shamed into dieting. * The ''{{Goofy}}'' short "Tomorrow We Diet".
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* At least one episode of ''TheFlintstones'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' had Fred being shamed into dieting. * The ''{{Goofy}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}'' short "Tomorrow We Diet".Diet" features the titular Goofy attempting one by the narrator.

* One episode of ''TinyToonAdventures'' had Hampton try to go on a diet, only to be constantly tempted by a chocolate cake.
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* One episode of ''TinyToonAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' had Hampton try to go on a diet, only to be constantly tempted by a chocolate cake.

* ''{{Doug}}'' had two:
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* ''{{Doug}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' had two:

* ''TheSimpsons'' had several of these for Homer. One actually has him become quite muscular, believe it or not. * Chris Griffin had one of these in ''FamilyGuy'', but that plot took a back seat to Peter getting multiple plastic surgeries.
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* ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had several of these for Homer. One actually has him become quite muscular, believe it or not. * Chris Griffin had one of these in ''FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', but that plot took a back seat to Peter getting multiple plastic surgeries.

* ''BadDog'' had an episode where Vern goes on a diet. * ''RockosModernLife'' had the episode "Frog's Best Friend", where Ed Bighead is put on a diet, while Bev gives her newly adopted stray dog [[BewareOfViciousDog Earl]] better treatment than him.
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* ''BadDog'' ''WesternAnimation/BadDog'' had an episode where Vern goes on a diet. * ''RockosModernLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' had the episode "Frog's Best Friend", where Ed Bighead is put on a diet, while Bev gives her newly adopted stray dog [[BewareOfViciousDog Earl]] better treatment than him.

* Monterey Jack went on a diet on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', the twist being that he did so voluntarily as he was eager to get in shape, while the other Rangers tagged alongside him for support. It was the Rangers who had the most trouble keeping with the program.
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* Monterey Jack went on a diet on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', the twist being that he did so voluntarily as he was eager to get in shape, while the other Rangers tagged alongside him for support. It was the other Rangers who had the most trouble keeping with the program.
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