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6th May '18 9:19:34 AM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''TheFlintstones'' has Fred, near starvation due to being put on a strict diet for a game show competition, trying to take Dino's dog food. Dino, of course, doesn't let him near it.

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* An episode of ''TheFlintstones'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' has Fred, near starvation due to being put on a strict diet for a game show competition, trying to take Dino's dog food. Dino, of course, doesn't let him near it.
2nd May '18 8:17:57 PM Yuihime
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* In ''VideoGame/TheSims2: Pets'' expansion, hungry toddlers can eat from a pet food bowl if their parents can't get them a bottle of milk right away.
3rd Apr '18 7:46:04 AM RedScharlach
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** Episode "Marooned". Lister, stranded on a freezing planet with almost no supplies must eat a can. However, he chose dog food over a [[DoesNotLikeSpam Pot Noodle]]. According to the DVD commentary, that really was dog food. The "Smeg-Ups" special, however, claims it was actualy ''cat'' food.

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** Episode "Marooned". Lister, stranded on a freezing planet with almost no supplies must eat a can. However, he chose dog food over a [[DoesNotLikeSpam Pot Noodle]]. According to the DVD commentary, that really was dog food. The "Smeg-Ups" special, however, claims it was actualy actually ''cat'' food.



* In an early episode of ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'', the only thing to eat in Ralph's apartment was a half-empty box of dog biscuits , which Bill the FBI agent tucked into with a shrug. He developed a taste for the things that became a RunningGag for the rest of the series.

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* In an early episode of ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'', the only thing to eat in Ralph's apartment was a half-empty box of dog biscuits , biscuits, which Bill the FBI agent tucked into with a shrug. He developed a taste for the things that became a RunningGag for the rest of the series.



* On The ([[UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball AFL]]) Footy Show had Sam Newman eating of Whiska's cat food from a can, washed down with a glass of Jack Daniels. [[SarcasmMode Mmm, delicious]]

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* On The ([[UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball AFL]]) Footy Show had Sam Newman eating of Whiska's Whiskas cat food from a can, washed down with a glass of Jack Daniels. [[SarcasmMode Mmm, delicious]]



* Music/MyChemicalRomance had thier alter-egos feasting off of pre-moistened kibble in their music video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egG7fiE89IU "Na Na Na"]]

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* Music/MyChemicalRomance had thier their alter-egos feasting off of pre-moistened kibble in their music video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egG7fiE89IU "Na Na Na"]]



* Jim from ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' at one point eats Stogie's dog food instead of feeding him, though in his case its not because of poverty, but because he thought it tasted good.

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* Jim from ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' at one point eats Stogie's dog food instead of feeding him, though in his case its it's not because of poverty, but because he thought it tasted good.



** The main issue with eating dog food isn't what's in it, it's what's not in it. For example, dogs produce their own vitamin C, so they don't need to have any in their diet. A human eating nothing but dog food would quickly get scurvy (and possibly other nutritioual deficiencies) if they don't get these missing bits somehow. This obviously only comes into play if someone is eating exclusively dog food, if someone eats it for a few days in an emergency situation it won't be an issue. And for longer term, there are vitamin C supplements.

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** The main issue with eating dog food isn't what's in it, it's what's not in it. For example, dogs produce their own vitamin C, so they don't need to have any in their diet. A human eating nothing but dog food would quickly get scurvy (and possibly other nutritioual nutritional deficiencies) if they don't get these missing bits somehow. This obviously only comes into play if someone is eating exclusively dog food, if someone eats it for a few days in an emergency situation it won't be an issue. And for longer term, there are vitamin C supplements.
22nd Feb '18 9:35:34 PM KidDynamite
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[[folder: Public Service Announcements]]
* A PSA for food stamps shows an elderly woman taking a can of cat food from her cupboard(her cat is on the kitchen counter), emptying it onto a small plate, and placing it on the table, with a few crackers on the side.
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22nd Feb '18 9:33:55 PM KidDynamite
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* A Public Service Announcement for Food Stamps had an old woman with her cat in the kitchen. She opens a can of cat food, puts it on a plate, then instead of putting it on the floor for the cat, she puts it on the kitchen table for herself.
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19th Feb '18 3:51:01 PM XFllo
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* From ''Series/RedDwarf'', episode "Marooned". Lister, stranded on a freezing planet with almost no supplies must eat a can. However, he chose dog food over a [[DoesNotLikeSpam Pot Noodle]]. According to the DVD commentary, that really was dog food. The "Smeg-Ups" special, however, claims it was actualy ''cat'' food.
-->'''Lister''': And you can take that look off your face: like I'm doing something disgusting. I'm just trying to stay alive.\\

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* From ''Series/RedDwarf'', episode ''Series/RedDwarf'':
** ''Red Dwarf'' is a mining ship that has been three million years in space. They ran out of cow milk and switched to their emergency backup supply. Dog's milk. Lister didn't know at first he was drinking it, making it an example of EatingPetFood, but continued drinking it because there was no other milk available.
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"Marooned". Lister, stranded on a freezing planet with almost no supplies must eat a can. However, he chose dog food over a [[DoesNotLikeSpam Pot Noodle]]. According to the DVD commentary, that really was dog food. The "Smeg-Ups" special, however, claims it was actualy ''cat'' food.
-->'''Lister''': --->'''Lister''': And you can take that look off your face: like I'm doing something disgusting. I'm just trying to stay alive.\\



** In the previous season the ''Red Dwarf'' ran out of cow milk and switched to their emergency backup supply. Dog's milk.
17th Feb '18 12:49:49 AM nombretomado
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* In ''ThePJs'', Thurgood sees Mrs. Avery eating dog food and thinks she can't afford to eat... more so than the other people in the projects, I mean. It turns out she could, but she had a lifetime supply of dog food from winning on a game show and didn't know what else to do with it. She ends up taking in a dog to whom she names Lucky (after she shot at him twice and missed), because she can feed it for free.

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* In ''ThePJs'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePJs'', Thurgood sees Mrs. Avery eating dog food and thinks she can't afford to eat... more so than the other people in the projects, I mean. It turns out she could, but she had a lifetime supply of dog food from winning on a game show and didn't know what else to do with it. She ends up taking in a dog to whom she names Lucky (after she shot at him twice and missed), because she can feed it for free.
15th Feb '18 8:47:15 AM PrincessGwen
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* A common argument by supporters of the [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton]] healthcare plan of 1993 ("Hillarycare" to its' detractors) was that healthcare was so expensive that poor people (and especially senior citizens) could not afford to buy both food and prescription medication, and were forced to survive on pet food.

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* A common argument by supporters of the [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton]] healthcare plan of 1993 ("Hillarycare" to its' its detractors) was that healthcare was so expensive that poor people (and especially senior citizens) could not afford to buy both food and prescription medication, and were forced to survive on pet food.
31st Oct '17 2:51:32 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Anime/CowboyBebop loves this trope. At other times, Faye gets sick from eating expired emergency rations ("only for the most dire of situations"!), and Ed tries to eat frozen, mercury-contaminated fish that Jet had stored as evidence.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'s'' Team Rocket (specifically Meowth) were reduced to this level ever since James bought Magikarp... yet they still have enough money for mechas.
** It's implied that it's ''because'' of the mechas that they're constantly reduced to this level - that and the fact that they keep ''wrecking'' the mechas. If they could just go with something less flashy, they'd probably have enough money left over to eat decently most of the time. Also, we occasionally see Ash and co. eating like this, too (or without food at all) due to being wandering trainers - and thus having no regular source of income.

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** Anime/CowboyBebop loves this trope. At other times, Faye gets sick from eating expired emergency rations ("only for the most dire of situations"!), and Ed tries to eat frozen, mercury-contaminated fish that Jet had stored as evidence.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'s'' Team Rocket (specifically Meowth) were reduced to this level ever since James bought Magikarp... yet they still have enough money for mechas. \n** It's implied that it's ''because'' of the mechas that they're constantly reduced to this level - that and the fact that they keep ''wrecking'' the mechas. If they could just go with something less flashy, they'd probably have enough money left over to eat decently most of the time. Also, we occasionally see Ash and co. eating like this, too (or without food at all) due to being wandering trainers - and thus having no regular source of income.
25th Oct '17 12:06:47 PM RedScharlach
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* In a ''Series/GoodTimes'' episode, the Evans family has dinner with a nice old lady whom they know eats dog food for economy purposes. This creates a comically awkward moment when she brings a meatloaf for the occasion, which they naturally assume it's dog food. As a result, the Evans frantically pass the dish around on the slightest excuses, desperate to avoid eating it. In the end, she calls them on it, admitting that while she does do so herself, she would never bring such an item to dinner with friends.

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* In a ''Series/GoodTimes'' episode, the Evans family has dinner with a nice old lady whom they know eats who is known to eat dog food for economy purposes. This creates a comically awkward moment when she brings a meatloaf for the occasion, which they naturally assume it's is dog food. As a result, the Evans frantically pass the dish around on the slightest excuses, desperate to avoid eating it. In the end, she calls them on it, admitting that while she does do so eat dog food herself, she would never bring such an item it to dinner with friends.



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had an episode where Meg passes herself as a single mother to obtain a job at a pancake restaurant. She made up a sob story about feeding Stewie, posing as her son, dog food to obtain tips from patrons who pitied her. Unfortunatly, [[RealityEnsues social services gets involved when they get word about an infant being fed dog food]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had an episode where Meg passes herself off as a single mother to obtain a job at a pancake restaurant. She made up a sob story about feeding Stewie, posing as her son, dog food to obtain tips from patrons who pitied her. Unfortunatly, Unfortunately, [[RealityEnsues social services gets involved when they get word about an infant being fed dog food]].



* An episode of ''TheFlintstones'' has Fred, near starvation due to being put on a strict diet for a game show competition, trying to take Dino's dog food. Dino, of course, doesnt let him near it.

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* An episode of ''TheFlintstones'' has Fred, near starvation due to being put on a strict diet for a game show competition, trying to take Dino's dog food. Dino, of course, doesnt doesn't let him near it.
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