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17th Sep '17 12:57:24 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/{{Bubble}}'': Martha and Kyle are struggling to make ends meet while working menial factory jobs, yet they go out for donuts before work every day and eat takeout for lunch.
11th Sep '17 5:23:43 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* In ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', Scooby and Shaggy eat copious amounts of food; it's practically their defining trait. Yet the gang doesn't appear to actually have any flow of income at all. It doesn't appear that they're paid for solving the mysteries, and none of them actually have a job. Most continuities make Daphne explicitly wealthy, however, so perhaps she's treating them.
** A number of versions of Scooby Doo actually depict the characters holding a job, though it is mostly plot relevant. In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool'' (1988), Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy are hired as gym teachers at a girl's school. They discover too late that all their students are [[CuteMonsterGirl Cute Monster Girls]], but decide to stay on and earn their salary. Their main problem is preventing the villain of the film from kidnapping the girls.

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* In ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', Scooby and Shaggy eat copious amounts of food; it's practically their defining trait. Yet the gang doesn't appear to actually have any flow of income at all.all, except in rare cases where the plot demands that one or more of them has a job. It doesn't appear that they're paid for solving the mysteries, and none of them actually have a job. Most continuities make Daphne explicitly wealthy, however, so perhaps she's treating them.
** A number of versions of Scooby Doo actually depict the characters holding a job, though it is mostly plot relevant. In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool'' (1988), Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy are hired as gym teachers at a girl's school. They discover too late that all their students are [[CuteMonsterGirl Cute Monster Girls]], but decide to stay on and earn their salary. Their main problem is preventing the villain of the film from kidnapping the girls.
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10th Sep '17 11:29:56 PM Byzantine
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* In ''ScoobyDoo'', Scooby and Shaggy eat copious amounts of food; it's practically their defining trait. Yet the gang doesn't appear to actually have any flow of income at all. It doesn't appear that they're paid for solving the mysteries, and none of them actually have a job. Most continuities make Daphne explicitly wealthy, however, so perhaps she's treating them.

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* In ''ScoobyDoo'', ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', Scooby and Shaggy eat copious amounts of food; it's practically their defining trait. Yet the gang doesn't appear to actually have any flow of income at all. It doesn't appear that they're paid for solving the mysteries, and none of them actually have a job. Most continuities make Daphne explicitly wealthy, however, so perhaps she's treating them.them.
**A number of versions of Scooby Doo actually depict the characters holding a job, though it is mostly plot relevant. In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool'' (1988), Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy are hired as gym teachers at a girl's school. They discover too late that all their students are [[CuteMonsterGirl Cute Monster Girls]], but decide to stay on and earn their salary. Their main problem is preventing the villain of the film from kidnapping the girls.
23rd Aug '17 6:20:58 AM CosmicFerret
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* There is the lasagna that ''{{Garfield}}'' seems to consume by the metric ton. Obviously, Garfield's not paying for the stuff, but it is odd that Jon apparently spends that much money making/buying huge amounts of a dish he doesn't even appear to ''eat''. Some comics show Garfield just stealing whatever Jon was making for himself, sometimes [[RefugeInAudacity as Jon's eating it]]. It still raises the question of how Jon's able to pay for so much food, but it does explain ''why'' he'd bother making it.

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* There is the lasagna that ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' seems to consume by the metric ton. Obviously, Garfield's not paying for the stuff, but it is odd that Jon apparently spends that much money making/buying huge amounts of a dish he doesn't even appear to ''eat''. Some comics show Garfield just stealing whatever Jon was making for himself, sometimes [[RefugeInAudacity as Jon's eating it]]. It still raises the question of how Jon's able to pay for so much food, but it does explain ''why'' he'd bother making it.
4th Aug '17 8:13:18 AM DeVos
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'' Mrs. Fox is instantly suspicious that one of the Chickens her husband brings home still has a farmer's tag on its foot, but it's the bulging pantry just stuffed with expensive game that truly tips her off that her husband has resumed his criminal ways.
16th Jul '17 4:59:32 AM XFllo
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* This is an extremely common trope in anime in general, what with BigEater characters often being pictured with massive towers of empty ramen bowls. Granted, ramen isn't particularly expensive, but when characters are eating 30-40 bowls at every meal, it adds up.
26th Jun '17 2:27:01 AM Carnel
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* Numerous ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' characters possess inexplicable sources of food. Reimu consistently complains about a lack of donations to the shrine, yet never lacks for food (despite what's commonly depicted in fan portrayals), and even throws a party at the end of almost every game. Koumakan and Eientei are both gargantuan mansions with equally gargantuan staffs to support without any source of income (though a resident of the latter has recently opened a clinic). Even [[KleptomaniacHero Marisa]] falls into this, as not even ''she'' cares about her pathetic attempt at a business and she doesn't steal perishables. This being [[FantasyKitchenSink Gensoukyou]] however, AWizardDidIt is a perfectly valid explanation.

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* Numerous ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' characters possess inexplicable sources of food. Reimu consistently complains about a lack of donations to the shrine, yet never lacks for food (despite what's commonly depicted in fan portrayals), and even throws a party at the end of almost every game. Koumakan and Eientei are both gargantuan mansions with equally gargantuan staffs to support without any source of income (though a resident of the latter has recently opened a clinic). Even [[KleptomaniacHero Marisa]] falls into this, as not even ''she'' cares about her pathetic attempt at a business and she doesn't steal perishables. This being [[FantasyKitchenSink Gensoukyou]] however, AWizardDidIt is a perfectly valid explanation.explanation, though at least in Reimu's case her status as BarrierMaiden means that ''bad things'' [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou would happen if she were to actually starve]], behoving any one of Gensokyo's many political entities to support her for that reason alone.
30th May '17 5:48:52 PM GlassCatOwl
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* Toyed with in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' franchise. The Weasley family is constantly said to be poor, often unable to afford luxuries and making do with second hand items, yet they are shown eating huge meals and can afford to allow an unexpected guest to gorge himself several times a day with no complaint.

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* Toyed with in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' franchise. The Weasley family is constantly said to be poor, often unable to afford luxuries and making do with second hand items, yet they are shown eating huge meals and can afford to allow an unexpected guest to gorge himself several times a day with no complaint. They do at least keep their own chickens and have a vegetable garden, and the rules about magically multiplying food are a little fuzzy.
12th Apr '17 3:48:47 AM Couran
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* Toyed with in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' franchise. The Weasley family is constantly said to be poor, often unable to afford luxuries and making do with second hand items, yet they are shown eating huge meals and can afford to allow an unexpected guest to gorge himself several times a day with no complaint. In one of the later books, it is revealed that, while magic cannot create food from scratch, it can create copies of already existing food, so all Molly would need to do is make, say, a single sandwich, cast the spell, and suddenly she would have a platter full of sandwiches.

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* Toyed with in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' franchise. The Weasley family is constantly said to be poor, often unable to afford luxuries and making do with second hand items, yet they are shown eating huge meals and can afford to allow an unexpected guest to gorge himself several times a day with no complaint. In one of the later books, it is revealed that, while magic cannot create food from scratch, it can create copies of already existing food, so all Molly would need to do is make, say, a single sandwich, cast the spell, and suddenly she would have a platter full of sandwiches.
20th Mar '17 8:20:18 PM Occidensill
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crew seem to have expensive take-out meals practically every night and also manage to subsidise Penny's food budget. The guys are established as being quite well paid and high in their fields, Particularly Sheldon who specifies he saves about a third of his pay.
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