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1st Sep '16 12:13:15 PM zarpaulus
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** In the previous season the ''Red Dwarf'' ran out of cow milk and switched to their emergency backup supply. Dog's milk.
30th Aug '16 10:10:56 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has canned dog food as a consumable.
25th Aug '16 3:02:36 PM margdean56
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--> "But ''you'' wouldn't know about that. ''You'' have servants. Well, let me fill you in. The grocery is the place where you go when you have enough money to buy maybe three cans of soup, right? It's the place where the express register is always just closing when you get there, so you and your tomato soup wind up in the regular checkout line, where you're invariable stuck behind the illiterate lady with the coupons for the things that are ''almost'' the same as the things she has in her cart. And you have to stand there juggling soup can while she argues every pounce, ounce, liter, and gram, and you don't want to be ''rude'', because she has blue hair and she's probably living on dog food, but you also want to ''scream'', because you'd think that just once she could manage to bring a coupon for the ''right brand'' of dog food. Heaven knows it's important to wear the proper dress for moments like that. That blue silk number in the back should be just right."

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--> "But ''you'' wouldn't know about that. ''You'' have servants. Well, let me fill you in. The grocery is the place where you go when you have enough money to buy maybe three cans of soup, right? It's the place where the express register is always just closing when you get there, so you and your tomato soup wind up in the regular checkout line, where you're invariable invariably stuck behind the illiterate lady with the coupons for the things that are ''almost'' the same as the things she has in her cart. And you have to stand there juggling soup can cans while she argues every pounce, pound, ounce, liter, and gram, and you don't want to be ''rude'', because she has blue hair and she's probably living on dog food, but you also want to ''scream'', because you'd think that just once she could manage to bring a coupon for the ''right brand'' of dog food. Heaven knows it's important to wear the proper dress for moments like that. That blue silk number in the back should be just right."
13th Aug '16 12:53:36 AM petersohn
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLongDark'' dog food is one of the available food items you can find. Chocolate bars are more common and more weight efficient thoug, and in the long term you'll have to rely on food you hunt or fish anyway.
26th Jun '16 2:12:23 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', in the BadFuture Future Trunks comes from, there's a scene where Future Trunks and Mai snack on some canned meat and express joy that it's not dog food for once.



* ''YTheLastMan'' uses this more seriously than in most examples, for [[AfterTheEnd obvious]] [[ScavengerWorld reasons]]--when there's no more food to loot from a particular supermarket, there's still pet food.

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* ''YTheLastMan'' ''Comicbook/YTheLastMan'' uses this more seriously than in most examples, for [[AfterTheEnd obvious]] [[ScavengerWorld reasons]]--when there's no more food to loot from a particular supermarket, there's still pet food.
24th Jun '16 5:11:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''TinyToonAdventures'' had an episode that parodied ''Film/CitizenKane''. In that episode, it was revealed Buster and Max used to be poor and friends. They were about to eat an old shoe when Max's parents showed up in a limousine and told him they won the lottery. They gave him new shoes with the implication they'd eat them.

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* ''TinyToonAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' had an episode that parodied ''Film/CitizenKane''. In that episode, it was revealed Buster and Max used to be poor and friends. They were about to eat an old shoe when Max's parents showed up in a limousine and told him they won the lottery. They gave him new shoes with the implication they'd eat them.



* Jim from ''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 ''MissionHill'' ''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.
19th Jun '16 5:17:00 AM DannWoolf
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--->'''Victor:'''No dog food for Victor tonight!

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--->'''Victor:'''No --->'''Victor:''' No dog food for Victor tonight!
11th May '16 10:24:42 AM megarockman
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* In the mid-90s after the Ontario government made heavy cuts to welfare allowances, then-Minister of Community and Social Services introduced a "budget menu" that people on assistance should follow. While it didn't include dog food (yet), one suggestion was to haggle with shop owners to lower the price of canned tuna (which many people DO feed to their pets). The Minister was nicknamed "Tuna Tsubouchi."

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* In the mid-90s after the Ontario government made heavy cuts to welfare allowances, then-Minister of Community and Social Services David Tsubouchi introduced a "budget menu" that people on assistance should follow. While it didn't include dog food (yet), one suggestion was to haggle with shop owners to lower the price of canned tuna (which many people DO feed to their pets). The Minister was nicknamed "Tuna Tsubouchi."
14th Mar '16 2:43:56 PM eroock
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This trope can also pop up in grittier works set AfterTheEnd, as showing a [[DisasterScavengers desperate hero]] chowing down on dog food is definitely one way to illustrate what a CrapsackWorld it would be with civilization gone.

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A subtrope of PovertyFood. This trope can also pop up in grittier works set AfterTheEnd, as showing a [[DisasterScavengers desperate hero]] chowing down on dog food is definitely one way to illustrate what a CrapsackWorld it would be with civilization gone.
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28th Feb '16 2:22:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' had a BrokeEpisode in which the Solomons ate cat food, not realizing what it was:

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* ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' had a BrokeEpisode in which the Solomons ate cat food, not realizing what it was:



* In a ''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 ''GoodTimes'' ''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.



* An episode of ''NightCourt'' had Harry tasked with finding someone to gift with a winning lottery ticket; the entire episode was a parade of people with more or less blatantly made up sob stories, including an old woman up before him for shoplifting catfood to eat. When Harry asked why she didn't shoplift 'real' food, she started to say 'Catfood was more...' and trailed off. Harry finished '...pathetic. Next case!'

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* An episode of ''NightCourt'' ''Series/NightCourt'' had Harry tasked with finding someone to gift with a winning lottery ticket; the entire episode was a parade of people with more or less blatantly made up sob stories, including an old woman up before him for shoplifting catfood to eat. When Harry asked why she didn't shoplift 'real' food, she started to say 'Catfood was more...' and trailed off. Harry finished '...pathetic. Next case!'
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