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19th Mar '17 1:07:45 PM nombretomado
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** There was a similar article in a ''{{Nickelodeon}}'' magazine about food photography. The photographer they were interviewing explained that the bun is hand-picked out of several other buns, and sometimes extra sesame seeds are glued on for show. Ketchup and mustard are applied artfully via eyedropper.

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** There was a similar article in a ''{{Nickelodeon}}'' ''{{Creator/Nickelodeon}}'' magazine about food photography. The photographer they were interviewing explained that the bun is hand-picked out of several other buns, and sometimes extra sesame seeds are glued on for show. Ketchup and mustard are applied artfully via eyedropper.
3rd Mar '17 9:29:20 PM dmcreif
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* ''Film/MenInBlack'': When Bug!!Edgar was drinking sugar water, VincentDOnofrio was actually [[https://twitter.com/vincentdonofrio/status/837836346479771655 just drinking regular water]].
3rd Feb '17 8:10:56 PM billybobfred
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* Two real life subversions: Glamour shots for actual ice cream, not sundaes, are a special skill. Entire cartons of ice cream will be used to make the perfect scoop, which much then be photographed quickly and perfectly before it melts. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Brooklyn, NY is full of fried chicken restaurants that display pictures of their menu items in the front window. These photos are of actual food items, and thus look completely disgusting. [[MemeticMutation At least they have chicken.]]

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* Two real life subversions: Glamour shots for actual ice cream, not sundaes, are a special skill. Entire cartons of ice cream will be used to make the perfect scoop, which much must then be photographed quickly and perfectly [[TimedMission before it melts.melts]]. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Brooklyn, NY is full of fried chicken restaurants that display pictures of their menu items in the front window. These photos are of actual food items, and thus look completely disgusting. [[MemeticMutation At least they have chicken.]]



** Ditto bakeries that have display cakes, which generaly consists of frosted Styrofoam. For example, if you watch ''Series/AceOfCakes'' on the Food Network, you'll see them cutting foam for display-only cakes sometimes (but most of their creations are actual cake).

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** Ditto bakeries that have display cakes, which generaly generally consists of frosted Styrofoam. For example, if you watch ''Series/AceOfCakes'' on the Food Network, you'll see them cutting foam for display-only cakes sometimes (but most of their creations are actual cake).
23rd Jan '17 10:53:20 AM rjd1922
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** While this was kept for the Hogwarts feast, in the HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince film, there was at least one instance of one of the Slug Club events (the small party for the inner circle) where the food (namely chocolate cake) was revealed and was replaced with every take.

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** Subverted in ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', where the cast was told that the candy, including the Mexican sugar skulls, was lacquer-coated, when it actually wasn't, in order to stop them from eating it between shots and causing continuity errors.
** While this was kept for the Hogwarts feast, in the HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' film, there was at least one instance of one of the Slug Club events (the small party for the inner circle) where the food (namely chocolate cake) was revealed and was replaced with every take.
5th Nov '16 1:31:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* On stage, food props are almost always real food of some kind (if not the food they're supposed to be) because actors have to eat it onstage. It usually is intentionally made to taste awful so the actors wont eat too much and it can be re-used multiple nights. Alcohol, however, is almost invariably fake because of the hazards of the actors getting drunk in the course of performing the show (usually, dark liquors like whiskey will often be iced tea, lighter drinks like beer are apple juice, and wine is, of course, non-alcoholic grape juice. Obviously these can be subbed out for something more to the actor's tastes, all the way to simply water with food coloring.)
** Which is ''very'' conducive to the classical practical joke of replacing your victim's prop drink with some GargleBlaster. And theatre people ''love'' practical jokes.
* In some productions of ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}'' applesauce stands in for the gruel eaten by the workhouse orphans in the opening scene. It's easy to "set up" (no cooking required), easy to clean off of prop bowls and spoons, is readily gobbled by a group of 8-14-year-old kids, and looks "truly disgusting" from the audience.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Krusty the Klown is often seen to be disgusted with what he actually has to eat during commercials for his restaurant chain, and spits it out when the camera is off. This may have been a reference to George Foreman, in which leaked footage showed him spitting out food cooked by his signature grill (which is actually what they do when people eat for a shot, since after 30 takes he would have been throwing up with all he ate otherwise). Even better, it's shown that despite being Jewish Krusty [[MoneyDearBoy has no problem]] putting his name on pork based products and eating them himself.
* During ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Action'', one of the challenges was to find a key Chris had hidden amongst a pile of styrofoam prop food. Owen eats his way through the pile, not realizing it's fake, and ends by burping up the key.

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* On stage, food props are almost always real food of some kind (if not the food they're supposed to be) because actors have to eat it onstage. It usually is intentionally made to taste awful so the actors wont eat too much and it can be re-used multiple nights. Alcohol, however, is almost invariably fake because of the hazards of the actors getting drunk in the course of performing the show (usually, dark liquors like whiskey will often be iced tea, lighter drinks like beer are apple juice, and wine is, of course, non-alcoholic grape juice. Obviously these can be subbed out for something more to the actor's tastes, all the way to simply water with food coloring.)
** Which is ''very'' conducive to the classical practical joke of replacing your victim's prop drink with some GargleBlaster. And theatre people ''love'' practical jokes.
* In some productions of ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}'' applesauce stands in for the gruel eaten by the workhouse orphans in the opening scene. It's easy to "set up" (no cooking required), easy to clean off of prop bowls and spoons, is readily gobbled by a group of 8-14-year-old kids, and looks "truly disgusting" from the audience.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Krusty the Klown is often seen to be disgusted with what he actually has to eat during commercials for his restaurant chain, and spits it out when the camera is off. This may have been a reference to George Foreman, in which leaked footage showed him spitting out food cooked by his signature grill (which is actually what they do when people eat for a shot, since after 30 takes he would have been throwing up with all he ate otherwise). Even better, it's shown that despite being Jewish Krusty [[MoneyDearBoy has no problem]] putting his name on pork based products and eating them himself.
* During ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Action'', one of the challenges was to find a key Chris had hidden amongst a pile of styrofoam prop food. Owen eats his way through the pile, not realizing it's fake, and ends by burping up the key.

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5th Nov '16 1:29:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* This backfired in one of the films of "TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe"; the prop guys asked the director if he wanted the fake Turkish Delight for filming. The director said fake, meaning this trope. The prop guys handed Skander an ''inedible wire and fiberglass piece of candy''.
* Subverted in the MarvelCinematicUniverse for Tony Stark by a unique aspect. WordOfGod is that all the nibbles he kept eating and offering to the other people were unscripted, it was just RobertDowneyJr kept eating on set, so it was more a case of ThrowItIn.

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* This backfired in one of the films of "TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe"; ''Film/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe''; the prop guys asked the director if he wanted the fake Turkish Delight for filming. The director said fake, meaning this trope. The prop guys handed Skander an ''inedible wire and fiberglass piece of candy''.
* Subverted in the MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse for Tony Stark by a unique aspect. WordOfGod is that all the nibbles he kept eating and offering to the other people were unscripted, it was just RobertDowneyJr kept eating on set, so it was more a case of ThrowItIn.



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2nd Oct '16 3:07:19 PM Gouken20xx
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* Subverted in the MarvelCinematicUniverse for Tony Stark by a unique aspect. WordOfGod is that all the nibbles he kept eating and offering to the other people were unscripted, it was just RobertDowneyJr kept eating on set, so it was more a case of ThrowItIn.
21st Aug '16 3:05:37 AM Morgenthaler
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12th Aug '16 8:22:36 PM nombretomado
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* In one notable scene in ''AnimalHouse'', Creator/JohnBelushi's character downs an entire bottle of whiskey; reportedly, the bottle was actually filled with tea.

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* In one notable scene in ''AnimalHouse'', ''Film/AnimalHouse'', Creator/JohnBelushi's character downs an entire bottle of whiskey; reportedly, the bottle was actually filled with tea.
30th Jul '16 5:40:19 PM nombretomado
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** In DaveBarry Does Japan, he mentions finding a store that sells these. He turns to his wife to express his amusement... and she's already buying some.

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** In DaveBarry ''Creator/DaveBarry Does Japan, Japan'', he mentions finding a store that sells these. He turns to his wife to express his amusement... and she's already buying some.
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