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25th Jun '16 12:32:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of ''SecretSquirrel'' had him defeat the [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Big Bad Wolf]] by trapping him in a dehydrated grandma's house (which [[AmusingInjuries shrunk when the sun dried it out again]]).

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* An episode of ''SecretSquirrel'' ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel'' had him defeat the [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Big Bad Wolf]] by trapping him in a dehydrated grandma's house (which [[AmusingInjuries shrunk when the sun dried it out again]]).
4th Apr '16 3:18:21 PM passivesmoking
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There is an element of TruthInTelevision to this trope, at least as far as foodstuffs with a high water content go, as water actually is quite dense. A 1m x 1m x 1m cube of water weighs in at a metric tonne[[note]]Allowing for some variation based on the water's temperature[[note]] so if you can remove the water from a foodstuff you can remove a significant chunk of its mass. The reconstituted product you get from adding the water back is rarely remotely as palatable as the pre-dehydration product was (though some fruits make quite enjoyable snacks as dried fruit).

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There is an element of TruthInTelevision to this trope, at least as far as foodstuffs with a high water content go, as water actually is quite dense. A 1m x 1m x 1m cube of water weighs in at a metric tonne[[note]]Allowing for some variation based on the water's temperature[[note]] temperature[[/note]] so if you can remove the water from a foodstuff you can remove a significant chunk of its mass. The reconstituted product you get from adding the water back is rarely remotely as palatable as the pre-dehydration product was (though some fruits make quite enjoyable snacks as dried fruit).
4th Apr '16 3:17:10 PM passivesmoking
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There is an element of TruthInTelevision to this trope, at least as far as foodstuffs with a high water content go, as water actually is quite dense. A 1m x 1m x 1m cube of water weighs in at a metric tonne[[note]]Allowing for some variation based on the water's temperature[[note]] so if you can remove the water from a foodstuff you can remove a significant chunk of its mass. The reconstituted product you get from adding the water back is rarely remotely as palatable as the pre-dehydration product was (though some fruits make quite enjoyable snacks as dried fruit).
9th Jan '16 8:41:45 PM nombretomado
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* The ''SpongebobSquarepants'' episode where Spongebob and Patrick are invited to Sandy's Treedome, they forget to keep hydrated and shrivel up to a dried-up starfish and kitchen sponge, and are restored by pouring water over them.

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* The ''SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode where Spongebob and Patrick are invited to Sandy's Treedome, they forget to keep hydrated and shrivel up to a dried-up starfish and kitchen sponge, and are restored by pouring water over them.
31st Dec '15 12:59:02 PM Doug86
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* In the episode of ''KenanAndKel'' set in the year 3000, the characters buy all of their food in tablet form. When they add water to the tablets, they turn into the actual food.

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* In the episode of ''KenanAndKel'' ''Series/KenanAndKel'' set in the year 3000, the characters buy all of their food in tablet form. When they add water to the tablets, they turn into the actual food.
22nd Dec '15 8:48:53 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has ration packets that contain a powdery substance. Drop the powder in a bowl, add a little water, and in seconds it becomes a big, round, muffin-thing.
25th Nov '15 12:17:17 AM Emperor_Oshron
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** Another episode had Rocko, Heffer, and Filbert go on a camping trip. At one point, Rocko takes out of bag of [[MindScrew "Instant Fire" with the instructions "Just Add Water!"]]
5th Nov '15 4:44:57 PM nombretomado
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* In the manga-only final story arc of ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' Akane grabs hold of a magical heat-producing staff which instantly boils all of the water out of her body, but rather than turning her into a desiccated mummy it turns her into a 6 inch tall doll. To bring her back to life (and normal size) Ranma has to soak the doll in some magical water.

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* In the manga-only final story arc of ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' Akane grabs hold of a magical heat-producing staff which instantly boils all of the water out of her body, but rather than turning her into a desiccated mummy it turns her into a 6 inch tall doll. To bring her back to life (and normal size) Ranma has to soak the doll in some magical water.
31st Oct '15 4:41:03 PM nombretomado
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* The Bash Street Kids of ''TheBeano'' tried making food from dehydrated mash, sausages and gravy once. It went wrong when they used far too much water and the food was bursting out of the kitchen.

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* The Bash Street Kids of ''TheBeano'' ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' tried making food from dehydrated mash, sausages and gravy once. It went wrong when they used far too much water and the food was bursting out of the kitchen.
6th Jun '15 10:28:56 AM erforce
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* The dehydrated pizza in ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back To The Future Part II]]''. We laugh when they say "Aw, grandma! Who's going to eat all that?" but then they add the water and you see this massive pizza.

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* The dehydrated pizza in ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back To The Future Part II]]''.''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''. We laugh when they say "Aw, grandma! Who's going to eat all that?" but then they add the water and you see this massive pizza.
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