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4th Dec '15 2:45:40 AM StFan
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* ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}} [[Recap/TintinTintinAndThePicaros and the Picaros]]'': When Calculus is spotted slipping something into the rebel's grub (anti-alcoholism pills), the rebels refuse to eat it, since you never know what kind of chemicals were in the pills. They're convinced when Snowy (after some convincing) chows down.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}} ''Franchise/{{Tintin}} [[Recap/TintinTintinAndThePicaros and the Picaros]]'': When Calculus is spotted slipping something into the rebel's grub (anti-alcoholism pills), the rebels refuse to eat it, since you never know what kind of chemicals were in the pills. They're convinced when Snowy (after some convincing) chows down.



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* In ''Film/DolphinTale,'' wherein all the more qualified aquatic life hospital employees didn't know how to convince [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin Winter]] to drink from the bottle she needed to drink from, newcomer Sawyer came up with the idea to drink from it himself in front of her. [[note]]As seen in the page image, it worked.[[/note]]
* ''{{Free Willy}}'' has a variant of this. Jesse tries throwing Willy the fish and it doesn't work, so he holds it up and pantomimes eating it. This leads to him eventually realizing Willy wants him to put the fish right into his mouth.
* In ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', Professor Trevor Bruttenholm tries to coax baby Hellboy to him with a Baby Ruth candy bar. He takes a bite first to show Hellboy that it's food and offers him the rest. Hellboy accepts the bar [[TastesLikeFriendship and by extension the Professor]].

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* In ''Film/DolphinTale,'' wherein all one ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'' strip, Darryl tries to get Zoe to eat her baby food by tasting it. After taking a moment to sample it, he starts eating out of the more qualified aquatic life hospital employees didn't know jar and gives Zoe his hamburger.
* And in a ''ComicStrip/HiAndLois'' strip, Lois demonstrates
how to convince [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin Winter]] to drink from the bottle she needed to drink from, newcomer Sawyer came up eat with a spoon when the idea to drink from it himself in front of her. [[note]]As seen in the page image, it worked.[[/note]]
* ''{{Free Willy}}'' has a variant of this. Jesse
baby tries throwing Willy the fish and it doesn't work, so he holds it up and pantomimes eating it. This leads to him eventually realizing Willy wants him to put the fish right into his mouth.
* In ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', Professor Trevor Bruttenholm tries to coax
food in her ear. Then the baby Hellboy to him with a Baby Ruth candy bar. He takes a bite first to show Hellboy that it's food and offers him demonstrates she has learned - by putting the rest. Hellboy accepts the bar [[TastesLikeFriendship and by extension the Professor]].spoon in Lois' mouth!



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* In ''Film/DolphinTale'', wherein all the more qualified aquatic life hospital employees don't know how to convince [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin Winter]] to drink from the bottle she needs to drink from, newcomer Sawyer comes up with the idea to drink from it himself in front of her. As seen in the page image, it works.
* ''Film/FreeWilly'' has a variant of this. Jesse tries throwing Willy the fish and it doesn't work, so he holds it up and pantomimes eating it. This leads to him eventually realizing Willy wants him to put the fish right into his mouth.
* In ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', Professor Trevor Bruttenholm tries to coax baby Hellboy to him with a Baby Ruth candy bar. He takes a bite first to show Hellboy that it's food and offers him the rest. Hellboy accepts the bar [[TastesLikeFriendship and by extension the Professor]].
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* ''Series/{{House}}'' uses a similar tactic to get a low-functioning autistic kid to put on an oxygen mask, he refers to it as "eating the yellow berries".
* ''FindingBigfoot''. James "Bobo" Fay once cooked up some bacon because he believes that "squatches" like the smell. He said that after the bacon was cooked he would throw pieces of it into the woods for them to eat, and he ate some to show any that were watching him that it was O.K. to eat it.

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* ''Series/{{House}}'' ''Series/{{House}}'': Dr. House uses a similar tactic to get a low-functioning autistic kid to put on an oxygen mask, he mask. He refers to it as "eating the yellow berries".
* ''FindingBigfoot''.''Series/FindingBigfoot''. James "Bobo" Fay once cooked up some bacon because he believes that "squatches" like the smell. He said that after the bacon was cooked he would throw pieces of it into the woods for them to eat, and he ate some to show any that were watching him that it was O.K. to eat it.



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* In one ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'' strip, Darryl tries to get Zoe to eat her baby food by tasting it. After taking a moment to sample it, he starts eating out of the jar and gives Zoe his hamburger.
* And in a ''HiAndLois'' strip, Lois demonstrates how to eat with a spoon when the baby tries to put the food in her ear. Then the baby demonstrates she has learned - by putting the spoon in Lois' mouth!
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "A Bird in the Hoof" Fluttershy put her mouth into a soup bowl, pretending to sip on it so that [[ThePhoenix Philomena]] would do so as well. [[spoiler:It doesn't work.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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In "A Bird in the Hoof" Hoof", Fluttershy put her mouth into a soup bowl, pretending to sip on it so that [[ThePhoenix Philomena]] would do so as well. [[spoiler:It doesn't work.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer ends up doing the "taster eats it all" variant with Maggie's food. When he finishes it off, the camera reveals about a dozen other empty jars he'd already eaten offscreen.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Homer ends up doing the "taster eats it all" variant with Maggie's food. When he finishes it off, the camera reveals about a dozen other empty jars he'd already eaten offscreen.



** Begging dogs as well. Stick the lettuce in with the kibble? Blah, [[RealMenEatMeat that's what food eats]]! Stick the lettuce on your plate and "accidentally" drop it under the table? [[ExtremeOmnivore BEST FOOD EVER]]! Like the children above, they might just develop a new favorite.

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** * Begging dogs as well. Stick the lettuce in with the kibble? Blah, [[RealMenEatMeat that's what food eats]]! Stick the lettuce on your plate and "accidentally" drop it under the table? [[ExtremeOmnivore BEST FOOD EVER]]! Like the children above, they might just develop a new favorite.
12th Jul '15 4:48:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{House}}'' uses a similar tactic to get a low-functioning autistic kid to put on an oxygen mask, he refers to it as "eating the yellow berries".

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* ''{{House}}'' ''Series/{{House}}'' uses a similar tactic to get a low-functioning autistic kid to put on an oxygen mask, he refers to it as "eating the yellow berries".



* ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'': Dewey is given the task of feeding a very reluctant Jamie. To get him to eat, he eats a spoonful of the baby food. As it happens, baby food is apparently delicious, and Dewey spends the rest of the episode eating tons of baby food, along with wearing a onesy and diapers...

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* ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'': ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': Dewey is given the task of feeding a very reluctant Jamie. To get him to eat, he eats a spoonful of the baby food. As it happens, baby food is apparently delicious, and Dewey spends the rest of the episode eating tons of baby food, along with wearing a onesy and diapers...
23rd Oct '14 1:10:29 PM LongLiveHumour
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* "{{Tintin}} and the Picaros": When Calculus is spotted slipping something into the rebel's grub (anti-alcoholism pills), the rebels refuse to eat it, since you never know what kind of chemicals were in the pills. They're convinced when Snowy (after some convincing) chows down.

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* "{{Tintin}} ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}} [[Recap/TintinTintinAndThePicaros and the Picaros": Picaros]]'': When Calculus is spotted slipping something into the rebel's grub (anti-alcoholism pills), the rebels refuse to eat it, since you never know what kind of chemicals were in the pills. They're convinced when Snowy (after some convincing) chows down.
6th Sep '14 6:23:26 PM SharleeD
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* This is precisely how many wild mammals learn what to eat and what to avoid ingesting: they watch their mothers eat.
4th Aug '14 3:10:00 AM M84
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* In ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', Professor Trevor Bruttenholm tries to coax baby Hellboy to him with a Baby Ruth candy bar. He takes a bite first to show Hellboy that it's food and offers him the rest. Hellboy accepts the bar [[TastesLikeFriendship and by extension the Professor]].
24th Jun '14 2:46:12 PM HellKillUsAll
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** Similar example came from Bart trying to get a cow to eat grass. He eventually started hogging all the grass.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' has Wilma telling Fred to help Pebbles eat her mush, since she says that "she always eats it when he's around". Naturally, the "taster eats it all" routine ensues.
30th Dec '13 7:22:46 PM HiddenFacedMatt
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* This method of feeding is attempted by animals. [[http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/deadly-leopard-seal-tries-to-feed-live-penguins-to-photographer-video.html An underwarer photographer had a close encounter with a leopard seal.]] The dangerous predator thought the photographer was a weak baby that didn't know how to eat, and provided assistance by giving weaker penguins, eventually dead ones, and showing the photographer how to eat half a penguin.

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* This method of feeding is attempted by animals. [[http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/deadly-leopard-seal-tries-to-feed-live-penguins-to-photographer-video.html An underwarer underwater photographer had a close encounter with a leopard seal.]] The dangerous predator thought the photographer was a weak baby that didn't know how to eat, and provided assistance by giving weaker penguins, eventually dead ones, and showing the photographer how to eat half a penguin.
27th Dec '13 2:02:57 AM Sugao
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* It also works with humans. Anyone who's ever been a mother or otherwise around small children knows that the best food is always on ''your'' plate, ''not'' the child's plate. Placing something on your own plate and eating a bite, then offering the child a bite, can convince them to take foods they might otherwise refuse. This is likely an inborn instinct: infants don't know what is and isn't good to eat, but their caregiver likely does, so eating exactly the thing they're eating (not just something that looks like it but is in a different place; the ''exact'' thing) is a good way to insure your food is safe and tasty.
** Begging dogs as well. Stick the lettuce in with the kibble? Blah, [[RealMenEatMeat that's what food eats]]! Stick the lettuce on your plate and "accidentally" drop it under the table? [[ExtremeOmnivore BEST FOOD EVER]]! Like the children above, they might just develop a new favorite.
23rd Jun '13 8:19:55 AM HiddenFacedMatt
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* In ''Film/DolphinTale,'' wherein all the more qualified aquatic life hospital employees didn't know how to convince [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin Winter]] to drink from the bottle she needed to drink from, newcomer Sawyer came up with the idea to drink from it himself in front of her... [[spoiler:and, as seen in the page image, it worked.]]

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* In ''Film/DolphinTale,'' wherein all the more qualified aquatic life hospital employees didn't know how to convince [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin Winter]] to drink from the bottle she needed to drink from, newcomer Sawyer came up with the idea to drink from it himself in front of her... [[spoiler:and, as her. [[note]]As seen in the page image, it worked.]][[/note]]
22nd Jun '13 7:59:08 AM Austin
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* Homer ends up doing the "taster eats it all" variant with Maggie's food. When he finishes it off, the camera reveals about a dozen other empty jars he'd already eaten offscreen.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer ends up doing the "taster eats it all" variant with Maggie's food. When he finishes it off, the camera reveals about a dozen other empty jars he'd already eaten offscreen.
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