History Main / ExtremeOmnigoat

11th May '18 6:34:58 AM TheCuza
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The general portrayal in fiction that all goats are creatures that fall under the ExtremeOmnivore heading. To the point that if anyone brings a goat into a story, there's a good chance that they'll eat something important that they weren't supposed to. This is normally played for laughs, but can also be used in more dramatic works where the goat's hunger causes serious, long-term problems for the characters.

Tin cans often feature, because there's a myth that goats eat metal cans in real life. It comes from goats that chew on the cans in order to eat the paper and glue of the labels.

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The general portrayal in fiction that all goats are creatures that fall under the ExtremeOmnivore heading. To the point that if Type 2 {{Extreme Omnivore}}s, able and willing to eat anything and everything. If anyone brings a goat into a story, there's a good chance that they'll it will eat something important that they weren't it wasn't supposed to. This is normally played for laughs, PlayedForLaughs, but can also be used in more dramatic works where the goat's hunger causes serious, long-term problems for the characters.

Tin cans often feature, because there's In addition, their [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Trademark Favorite "Food"]] is generally accepted to be tin cans, or at least anything made out of metal. This is a commonly believed myth that goats eat metal cans in real life. It comes life, coming from the fact that real-life goats that chew will ''chew'' on the tin cans in order to eat the paper and glue of from the labels.
12th Apr '18 1:53:13 PM mistermoonbean
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[[caption-width-right:350:Need your railroad eaten? He's the goat-to guy.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Need your railroad eaten? He's the goat-to [[{{Pun}} goat-to]] guy.]]
4th Apr '18 2:47:10 PM AnoneMouseJr
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/ThisBites'': [[spoiler:Merry, once she's taken human form. Given her AnimalMotif and her nature as a Zoan ship, she can consume a lot of inorganic matter, and even drinks an entire barrel of hot pitch with no problem. Her favorite food is ''cloth''.]]
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25th Nov '17 8:39:15 PM Eddy1215
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* In an radioplay to the german TV puppet series ''Das Sandmännchen'', one story revolved around a boy getting a goat named Erna who ''loves'' paper and turns it into confetti [[UnusualEuphemism on the other end]].

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* In an a radioplay to the german TV puppet series ''Das Sandmännchen'', one story revolved around a boy getting a goat named Erna who ''loves'' paper and turns it into confetti [[UnusualEuphemism on the other end]].
25th Nov '17 8:32:45 PM MoonByte
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* In an radioplay to the german TV puppet series ''Das Sandmännchen'', one story revolved around a boy getting a goat named Erna who ''loves'' paper and turns it into confetti [[UnusualEuphemism on the other end]].
13th Nov '17 7:56:54 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* An early ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' story features The Fat Controller leaning out of a window, causing his hat to blow off his head, where a goat eats it for tea.

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* An early ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' story story, "Edward, Gordon, and Henry" features The Fat Controller leaning out of a window, causing his hat to blow off his head, where a goat eats it for tea.tea. This was also adapted into [[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS1E4EdwardGordonAndHenry an episode]] of the AnimatedAdaptation, ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''.


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* In addition to the adaptation of "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS1E4EdwardGordonAndHenry Edward, Gordon and Henry]]" (see the Literature section), ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' also gives us the episode, "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS5E8Baa Baa!]]". When Maithwaite Station wins the Best Dressed Station competition, Sir Topham Hatt presents a pumpkin to a farmer for his ram, and says, "And I'll eat my hat if you don't like it." When Harold lands, the wind from his propellers blows Sir Topham Hatt's hat off his head, right in the ram's reach, where the ram promptly eats it. Sir Topham Hatt's response? "Well, seems I wouldn't be able to eat my hat even if I had to."
21st Sep '17 6:58:10 PM DrFraud
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* "Bagpipesong" by Dr. Macdoo (Jonny Jakobsen) is about a goat eating his bagpipe and mayhem ensuing when the goat get's scared of the sounds coming from it's stomach.

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* "Bagpipesong" by Dr. Macdoo (Jonny Jakobsen) is about a goat eating his bagpipe and mayhem ensuing when the goat get's gets scared of the sounds coming from it's stomach.


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* "Mary Had a William Goat":
-->One day it ate an oyster can,\\
Oyster can, oyster can.\\
One day it ate an oyster can\\
And a clothesline full of shirts.
16th Sep '17 7:18:30 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''Literature/HankTheCowdog'': The story ''The Case of the Dancing Cowboy'' (which was originally serialized in newspapers and later released via audio, but not in a printed form) has Drover mentioning how he once knew a goat who "ate tin cans and ketchup bottles''. (And rose bushes.) Hank doesn't believe a word of it.
9th Sep '17 10:22:16 AM DaibhidC
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** ''Series/SesameStreet;''
* An old animation features a song about the letter "O" and words containing it. At one point we see a goat "eating a bowl of bones, potatoes, and soap"...followed by the bowl itself.

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** * ''Series/SesameStreet;''
* ** An old animation features a song about the letter "O" and words containing it. At one point we see a goat "eating a bowl of bones, potatoes, and soap"...followed by the bowl itself.
9th Sep '17 10:21:53 AM DaibhidC
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* An old ''Series/SesameStreet'' animation features a song about the letter "O" and words containing it. At one point we see a goat "eating a bowl of bones, potatoes, and soap"...followed by the bowl itself.

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** ''Series/SesameStreet;''
* An old ''Series/SesameStreet'' animation features a song about the letter "O" and words containing it. At one point we see a goat "eating a bowl of bones, potatoes, and soap"...followed by the bowl itself.



*** This was sometimes followed by a sketch of a goat Muppet emphatically saying how she would ''not'' eat sneakers--though a second goat had no such compunctions.

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*** This was sometimes Following complaints by the Dairy Goats Association of America, later showings were followed by a sketch of a goat Muppet emphatically saying how she would ''not'' eat sneakers--though sneakers, but only healthy food that would help produce good milk -- though a second goat had no such compunctions.compunctions, since she wasn't a dairy goat.
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