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20th Oct '17 3:03:06 PM LadyJafaria
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** Since Dibbler is in charge of the movie studio in ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', the studio's canteen offers really dodgy food. When a troll asks Victor "you're made of meat and what do you eat?" Victor replies "Good question."
14th Oct '17 3:31:04 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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Any US show, cartoon, or movie which touches on elementary through high school can be expected to have at least one gag about this. Standards in educational institutions' food used to be quite low: strict health and safety guidelines were enforced, but flavor didn't matter, and what counted was just that it wouldn't kill you. These days, things are pretty good (school lunches are for-profit, so they try to be more palatable than bringing your own lunch; but they're also held to pretty strict dietary-health standards); but most content-creators came of age before these reforms, and old memories die hard, especially comical ones.

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Any US show, cartoon, or movie which touches on elementary through high school can be expected to have at least one gag about this. Standards in educational institutions' food used to be quite low: strict health and safety guidelines were enforced, but flavor didn't matter, and what counted was just that it wouldn't kill you. These days, things are pretty good (school lunches are for-profit, so they try to be more palatable than bringing your own lunch; but they're also held to pretty strict dietary-health standards); but most content-creators [[TwoDecadesBehind came of age before these reforms, reforms]], and old memories die hard, especially comical ones.
29th Aug '17 2:09:04 AM StFan
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* An episode of ''MovilleMysteries'' was about the local ConspiracyTheorist dragging Mo into investigating what the deal is with the new Mystery Meat at the cafeteria. Since it's really tasty, everyone keeps buying it and it glows in the dark. After hinting that it's of extraterrestrial origin, they find out it's actually made of tofu, which causes everyone to hate it because is healthy and the makers of the meat break their deal with the cafeteria. [[spoiler:Then when asked why the meat glowed in the dark, it's revealed the lunch lady didn't know it did that. A final shot reveals the meat makers ''were'' aliens after all.]]

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* An episode of ''MovilleMysteries'' ''WesternAnimation/MovilleMysteries'' was about the local ConspiracyTheorist dragging Mo into investigating what the deal is with the new Mystery Meat at the cafeteria. Since it's really tasty, everyone keeps buying it and it glows in the dark. After hinting that it's of extraterrestrial origin, they find out it's actually made of tofu, which causes everyone to hate it because is healthy and the makers of the meat break their deal with the cafeteria. [[spoiler:Then when asked why the meat glowed in the dark, it's revealed the lunch lady didn't know it did that. A final shot reveals the meat makers ''were'' aliens after all.]]



* [[EvilChef Gramma Stuffum]] from ''WesternAnimation/KidsNextDoor'' served up these type of dishes whenever she's the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain]]. Most notable in Operation: F.O.O.D.F.I.T.E. where she works in Sector V's school cafeteria. The food is not only gross, it's also sentinent and it forcibly tries to stuff itself inside childrens' mouths.

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* [[EvilChef Gramma Stuffum]] from ''WesternAnimation/KidsNextDoor'' served ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' serves up these type of dishes whenever she's the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain]]. Most notable in Operation: "Operation: F.O.O.D.F.I.T.E. " where she works in Sector V's school cafeteria. The food is not only gross, it's also sentinent sentient and it forcibly tries to stuff itself inside childrens' children's mouths.
29th Aug '17 2:07:27 AM StFan
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* In the Threeboot ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', Karate Kid is dealing with the FourthWallMailSlot when Shadow Lass serves him a meal. He asks her what kind of meat it is, and she tells him to read the next letter. The next letter says "Those goats in Brainy's lab were really cute. What happened to them?" After a BeatPanel, KK starts spluttering while Shady takes over.
* The ''{{Tintin}}'' album ''TintinInAmerica'' has a minor plot point that reveals that a mob-controlled corned beef producer actually uses dogs, cats and other street animals, both strays and kidnapped pets. They actually have quite an elaborate setup showing live cattle going into a machine, and finished produce coming out.

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* In the Threeboot ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', Karate Kid is dealing with the FourthWallMailSlot when Shadow Lass serves him a meal. He asks her what kind of meat it is, and she tells him to read the next letter. The next letter says "Those goats in Brainy's lab were really cute. What happened to them?" After a BeatPanel, KK starts spluttering while Shady takes over.
* The ''{{Tintin}}'' ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' album ''TintinInAmerica'' ''Recap/TintinInAmerica'' has a minor plot point that reveals that a mob-controlled corned beef producer actually uses dogs, cats and other street animals, both strays and kidnapped pets. They actually have quite an elaborate setup showing live cattle going into a machine, and finished produce coming out.



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* Pretty much any scene set in the high school lunchroom in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' is guaranteed to reference this trope.
** Often exaggerated. One example is:
--->'''Paige''': Wasn't today's dish supposed to be pasta with white sauce?\\
'''Lunch Lady''': Change of plans. We're serving pasta with red sauce today since Diane ''(another lunch lady)'' had a little accident with the meat cutter.\\
''Later...''\\
'''Nicole''': Did you have that pasta today? It had an odd metallic taste...
** In one strip they also offer a vegetarian alternative: Meatless Mystery.
** Also referenced at the summer camp attended by Jason and Marcus. The camp serves burritos one night, which the boys consider a major treat. Marcus notes over dinner that, "Tomorrow night's menu just says 'grub'."
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' has occasionally crossed paths with some Mystery Meat when Jon goes too long without cleaning the refrigerator. Once he had to flee for safety because the Mystery Meat had [[ItCameFromTheFridge crawled out of the tinfoil and tried to attack him]].
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', anything Calvin's mom cooks tends to come out looking like a plateful of green sludge. Calvin disdainfully calls it "toad stroganoff" in one SundayStrip. However, in one strip, Calvin's mom tells him that it's "spider pie"; Calvin, being a NightmareFetishist, is persuaded to taste it again and actually approves, though his dad still doesn't want to try eating it.
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* Film/EatingRaoul. Though the dish is definitely not French. More...[[ImAHumanitarian Spanish]].
* Film/Jungle2Jungle has a short joke implying this trope about Central Park Hot Dogs when Mimi-Siku tells his city-bound father Michael that the hot dogs he's trying out tastes like his favorite food back in his tribal home, lizard guts. This causes some squeamish reactions from his father who promptly spits out the portion he is chewing on and dumps the rest of the hot dog.

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* Film/EatingRaoul.''Film/EatingRaoul''. Though the dish is definitely not French. More...[[ImAHumanitarian Spanish]].
* Film/Jungle2Jungle ''Film/Jungle2Jungle'' has a short joke implying this trope about Central Park Hot Dogs when Mimi-Siku tells his city-bound father Michael that the hot dogs he's trying out tastes like his favorite food back in his tribal home, lizard guts. This causes some squeamish reactions from his father who promptly spits out the portion he is chewing on and dumps the rest of the hot dog.



** "Curry with meat 10p. Curry with named meat 15p".
*** Once a character (probably Vimes) asks for a pie with named meat, and then adds when he says ''named'', he doesn't mean it should have been named Fido or Fluffy.

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** "Curry with meat 10p. Curry with named meat 15p".
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15p". Once a character (probably Vimes) asks for a pie with named meat, and then adds when he says ''named'', "''named''", he doesn't mean it should have been named Fido or Fluffy.



--->'''Rincewind''': What are they made from? Cat?
--->'''Fair Go Dibbler''': D'you mind? Mutton's cheaper than cat.

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--->'''Rincewind''': --->'''Rincewind:''' What are they made from? Cat?
--->'''Fair
Cat?\\
'''Fair
Go Dibbler''': Dibbler:''' D'you mind? Mutton's cheaper than cat.



-->"What I'm delicately alludin' to here is that you'll get something organic, and probably heated. After that, you're on your own."

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-->"What --->''What I'm delicately alludin' to here is that you'll get something organic, and probably heated. After that, you're on your own."''



* ''Literature/WaysideSchool'' had a lunch lady that can cook very well - if she's only cooking for one or two, but the more food she cooks, the worse it tastes. It's said that she cooks 500 meals, and only two students at a time are willing to eat it, and half of those that eat it go home sick. Mystery Meat is only ''part'' of the dishes she serves.
** Notably, as bad as it tastes, it can cause a person to spontaneously kiss someone and leave them with no memory of the act.
* This is a staple of the Stoneybrook Middle School's cafeteria in ''TheBabysittersClub''.

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* ''Literature/WaysideSchool'' had a lunch lady that can cook very well - if she's only cooking for one or two, but the more food she cooks, the worse it tastes. It's said that she cooks 500 meals, and only two students at a time are willing to eat it, and half of those that eat it go home sick. Mystery Meat is only ''part'' of the dishes she serves.
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serves. Notably, as bad as it tastes, it can cause a person to spontaneously kiss someone and leave them with no memory of the act.
* This is a staple of the Stoneybrook Middle School's cafeteria in ''TheBabysittersClub''.''Literature/TheBabysittersClub''.



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* ''Divorce Court'': In the 1980s version, the wife is accused of among many other things cooking her husband and his boorish friends chili for the big game with some special meat. Only afterward does she reveal it was dog food.

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* ''Divorce Court'': In the 1980s version, the wife is accused of -- among many other things -- cooking her husband and his boorish friends chili for the big game with some special meat. Only afterward does she reveal it was dog food.



--> '''Daniel''': This TastesLikeChicken.
--> '''Sam''': So? What's wrong with it?
--> '''Daniel''': It's ''macaroni and cheese''!

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--> '''Daniel''': -->'''Daniel:''' This TastesLikeChicken.
--> '''Sam''':
TastesLikeChicken.\\
'''Sam:'''
So? What's wrong with it?
--> '''Daniel''':
it?\\
'''Daniel:'''
It's ''macaroni and cheese''!



* Played for [[BlackComedy black laughs]] in ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', in which the local butcher of Royston Vasey has a special meat available for a list of select customers. The meat is highly addictive and of highly suspicious provenance [[spoiler: and, in the second series, apparently causes death via fatal nosebleeding]]. WordOfGod, however, states that it's ''not'' human flesh. It's far, ''far'' worse.

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* Played for [[BlackComedy black laughs]] in ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', in which the local butcher of Royston Vasey has a special meat available for a list of select customers. The meat is highly addictive and of highly suspicious provenance [[spoiler: and, [[spoiler:and, in the second series, apparently causes death via fatal nosebleeding]]. WordOfGod, however, states that it's ''not'' human flesh. It's far, ''far'' worse.



-->'''Holly''': Nothing wrong with dog's milk. Full of goodness, full of vitimins, full of marrowbone jelly. Lasts longer than any other kind of milk, dog's milk.
-->'''Lister''': Why's that?
-->'''Holly''': No bugger'll drink it. Plus, the advantage of dog's milk is that when it goes off it tastes exactly the same as when it's fresh.
-->'''Lister''': Why didn't you tell me this before?
-->'''Holly''': What, and put you off your tea?

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-->'''Holly''': -->'''Holly:''' Nothing wrong with dog's milk. Full of goodness, full of vitimins, vitamins, full of marrowbone jelly. Lasts longer than any other kind of milk, dog's milk.
-->'''Lister''':
milk.\\
'''Lister:'''
Why's that?
-->'''Holly''':
that?\\
'''Holly:'''
No bugger'll drink it. Plus, the advantage of dog's milk is that when it goes off it tastes exactly the same as when it's fresh.
-->'''Lister''':
fresh.\\
'''Lister:'''
Why didn't you tell me this before?
-->'''Holly''':
before?\\
'''Holly:'''
What, and put you off your tea?



--> '''Earl''': ''looking concerned at a piece of meat'' What part of the animal is this?
--> '''Neighbor''': I don't even know what kind of animal it's from!

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--> '''Earl''': ''looking -->'''Earl:''' ''[looking concerned at a piece of meat'' meat]'' What part of the animal is this?
--> '''Neighbor''':
this?\\
'''Neighbor:'''
I don't even know what kind of animal it's from! from!



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* Pretty much any scene set in the high school lunchroom in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' is guaranteed to reference this trope.
** Often exaggerated. One example is:
-->'''Paige''': Wasn't today's dish supposed to be pasta with white sauce?\\
'''Lunch Lady''': Change of plans. We're serving pasta with red sauce today since Diane ''(another lunch lady)'' had a little accident with the meat cutter.\\
''Later...''\\
'''Nicole''': Did you have that pasta today? It had an odd metallic taste...
** In one strip they also offer a vegetarian alternative: Meatless Mystery.
** Also referenced at the summer camp attended by Jason and Marcus. The camp serves burritos one night, which the boys consider a major treat. Marcus notes over dinner that, "Tomorrow night's menu just says 'grub'."
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' has occasionally crossed paths with some Mystery Meat when Jon goes too long without cleaning the refrigerator. Once he had to flee for safety because the Mystery Meat had [[ItCameFromTheFridge crawled out of the tinfoil and tried to attack him]].
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', anything Calvin's mom cooks tends to come out looking like a plateful of green sludge. Calvin disdainfully calls it "toad stroganoff" in one SundayStrip. However, in one strip, Calvin's mom tells him that it's "spider pie"; Calvin, being a NightmareFetishist, is persuaded to taste it again and actually approves, though his dad still doesn't want to try eating it.
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* Pretty much any scene set in the high school lunchroom in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' is guaranteed to reference this trope.
** Often exaggerated. One example is:
-->'''Paige''': Wasn't today's dish supposed to be pasta with white sauce?\\
'''Lunch Lady''': Change of plans. We're serving pasta with red sauce today since Diane ''(another lunch lady)'' had a little accident with the meat cutter.\\
''Later...''\\
'''Nicole''': Did you have that pasta today? It had an odd metallic taste...
** In one strip they also offer a vegetarian alternative: Meatless Mystery.
** Also referenced at the summer camp attended by Jason and Marcus. The camp serves burritos one night, which the boys consider a major treat. Marcus notes over dinner that, "Tomorrow night's menu just says 'grub'."
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' has occasionally crossed paths with some Mystery Meat when Jon goes too long without cleaning the refrigerator. Once he had to flee for safety because the Mystery Meat had [[ItCameFromTheFridge crawled out of the tinfoil and tried to attack him]].
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', anything Calvin's mom cooks tends to come out looking like a plateful of green sludge. Calvin disdainfully calls it "toad stroganoff" in one SundayStrip. However, in one strip, Calvin's mom tells him that it's "spider pie"; Calvin, being a NightmareFetishist, is persuaded to taste it again and actually approves, though his dad still doesn't want to try eating it.
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* Johanna from ''{{Webcomic/Sire}}'' is an enthusiastic chef for the lineage children at the London haven. She is descended from [[SweeneyTodd Mrs. Lovett.]] and the subject of her ingredients is one that causes characters concern.

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* Johanna from ''{{Webcomic/Sire}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Sire}}'' is an enthusiastic chef for the lineage children at the London haven. She is descended from [[SweeneyTodd Mrs. Lovett.]] and the subject of her ingredients is one that causes characters concern.



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* Frequently served at Middleton High's cafeteria in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', to the disgust of the students. One episode had Kim and her class forced to watch a video saying what exactly went into Mystery Meat; the class ran out screaming and wanting to vomit.

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* Frequently served at Middleton High's cafeteria in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', to the disgust of the students. students.
**
One episode had Kim and her class forced to watch a video saying what exactly went into Mystery Meat; the class ran out screaming and wanting to vomit.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToons'', Babs Bunny enters a normally crowded school cafeteria, which is now empty. She handwaves this to herself with the phrase "Hmm. Must be serving mystery meat today".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToons'':
**
In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToons'', episode, Babs Bunny enters a normally crowded school cafeteria, which is now empty. She handwaves this to herself with the phrase "Hmm. Must be serving mystery meat today".today."



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has the cafeteria lady grabbing ''something'' from a barrel that says something like "Grade F Organ Meat".
** That was due to budget cuts in a Treehouse Of Horror (Nightmare Cafeteria). Grade F meat was labelled as "Mostly circus animals, some filler."

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has the ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** The
cafeteria lady grabbing grabs ''something'' from a barrel that says something like "Grade F Organ Meat".
** That was due to budget cuts in a Treehouse Of of Horror (Nightmare Cafeteria). Grade F meat was labelled as "Mostly circus animals, some filler."



*** In the same episode, there's this exchange as Lisa searches for a vegetarian option during lunch:
--> '''Lisa''': "Doesn't this school serve anything that ''doesn't'' contain meat?"
--> '''Lunchlady''': "Possibly the meatloaf."

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*** ** In the same episode, there's this exchange as Lisa searches for a vegetarian option during lunch:
--> '''Lisa''': "Doesn't --->'''Lisa:''' Doesn't this school serve anything that ''doesn't'' contain meat?"
--> '''Lunchlady''': "Possibly
meat?\\
'''Lunchlady:''' Possibly
the meatloaf."



---> '''Lunchlady Doris:''' There's very little meat in these gym mats!

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---> '''Lunchlady --->'''Lunchlady Doris:''' There's very little meat in these gym mats!



-->'''Homer''': Cows? Pigs?
-->'''Krusty''': Think smaller, with more legs.

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-->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' Cows? Pigs?
-->'''Krusty''':
Pigs?\\
'''Krusty:'''
Think smaller, with more legs.



-->'''Delivery man:''' Where do you want them?
-->'''Dorris:''' Right here.
-->'''Delivery man:''' On the ''floor?''
-->'''Dorris:''' I don't tell ''you'' how to do your job!
-->*Delivery man unloads the hearts, which stick in a congealed clump inside the truck a few seconds before plopping out*

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-->'''Delivery --->'''Delivery man:''' Where do you want them?
-->'''Dorris:'''
them?\\
'''Dorris:'''
Right here.
-->'''Delivery
here.\\
'''Delivery
man:''' On the ''floor?''
-->'''Dorris:'''
''floor?''\\
'''Dorris:'''
I don't tell ''you'' how to do your job!
-->*Delivery
job!\\
''[delivery
man unloads the hearts, which stick in a congealed clump inside the truck a few seconds before plopping out*out]''



* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' - Johnny's dad's horrible meat loaf recipes. Doesn't just serve meatloaf by itself, he also serves it in burritos, tacos, etc. Every proclamation of Mr. Test's meatloaf for dinner is met with screams of horror from his family.
** One episode hints that there isn't anything in there that can be remotely called meat. He doesn't seem to try and hide that either.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' - ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'': Johnny's dad's horrible meat loaf meatloaf recipes. Doesn't just serve meatloaf by itself, he also serves it in burritos, tacos, etc. Every proclamation of Mr. Test's meatloaf for dinner is met with screams of horror from his family.
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family. One episode hints that there isn't anything in there that can be remotely called meat. He doesn't seem to try and hide that either.



* In the ongoing ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' series, Genie's ''Big Book of Things you Aren't Supposed to Know'' includes what's really in a tongue sandwich.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' begins with the two in the school cafeteria, where they're mystified by that days serving of mystery meat.
--> '''Beavis''': Huhu, cool, mystery meat!
--> '''Butthead''': *pokes it with a knife* I think its ''cheese!''

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* In the ongoing ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' series, ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', Genie's ''Big Book of Things you Aren't Supposed to Know'' includes what's really in a tongue sandwich.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' begins with the two in the school cafeteria, where they're mystified by that days serving of mystery meat.
--> '''Beavis''': -->'''Beavis:''' Huhu, cool, mystery meat!
--> '''Butthead''': *pokes
meat!\\
'''Butthead:''' ''[pokes
it with a knife* knife]'' I think its ''cheese!''



--> '''Batman''': Go home, Mr Collins.
--> '''Charlie''': ''Home''. Never thought that could sound so good. Wonder what Bonny is making for dinner. Right now anything would be good, even meatloaf.
* The unfinished ''MissionHill'' episode "Supertool" had its b-plot start out with Kevin trying to use the bathroom at school to brush his teeth to get rid of the aftertaste of the schools "Nutrition Loaf". Toby remarks that at least its better than the even lower quality "Behavior Loaf".

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--> '''Batman''': -->'''Batman:''' Go home, Mr Collins.
--> '''Charlie''':
Collins.\\
'''Charlie:'''
''Home''. Never thought that could sound so good. Wonder what Bonny is making for dinner. Right now anything would be good, even meatloaf.
* The unfinished ''MissionHill'' ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' episode "Supertool" had its b-plot start out with Kevin trying to use the bathroom at school to brush his teeth to get rid of the aftertaste of the schools "Nutrition Loaf". Toby remarks that at least its better than the even lower quality "Behavior Loaf".



18th Aug '17 3:35:21 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''WorldOfWarcraft''

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* The ''VideoGame/NickelodeonClickamajigs'' "Chef's Mystery Special" features a {{gonk}}y lunch lady feeding gross slob that includes shoes, tin cans, rotten food, cigar butts, human body parts, and other inedible stuff.
18th Aug '17 3:30:29 PM Pichu-kun
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This trope even applies to {{Mascot}}s and {{NonHumanSidekick}}s more often than not: they'll be unwilling to eat organ meats, for example, even though in real life wolves and most other predators will go for organ meats first. Likewise, dogs will be averse to animal rinds/skins--again in sharp contrast with real life.

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This trope even applies to {{Mascot}}s and {{NonHumanSidekick}}s {{NonHuman Sidekick}}s more often than not: they'll be unwilling to eat organ meats, for example, even though in real life wolves and most other predators will go for organ meats first. Likewise, dogs will be averse to animal rinds/skins--again in sharp contrast with real life.
15th Aug '17 10:31:58 AM Euodiachloris
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the standard meal in low-end taverns and "potshops" in and around [[TheCityNarrows Flea Bottom]] in King's Landing is a "bowl o' brown", a stew made by boiling whatever the cook could buy, find or scrounge that day into an unidentifiable goop. People reduced to actually eating brown generally know better than to ask what animal(s) went into it, although the veg is generally safe enough, if, presumably, mostly involving scallions, shallots, onions, leeks, garlic, name-an-allium and the odd root vegetable of questionable freshness. Over the course of the series, cats, dogs, gulls, feral pigeons, dead horses... and quite a few [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies inconvenient individuals]] (or parts thereof, in various stages of decomposition) end up in the stewpots. Worse, it's clear that this... delicacy-and-disposal-method... has been around for ''at least'' a century. Meeting a sellsword who admits to ''liking'' (and really missing) authentic King's Landing brown is enough to make Tyrion lose his appetite.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the standard meal in low-end taverns and "potshops" in and around [[TheCityNarrows Flea Bottom]] in King's Landing is a "bowl o' brown", a stew made by boiling whatever the cook could buy, find or scrounge that day into an unidentifiable goop. goop over many, many hours on low heat while occasionally topping it up with cheap ale for that distinctive colour. People reduced to actually eating brown generally know better than to ask what animal(s) went into it, although the veg is generally safe enough, if, presumably, mostly involving scallions, shallots, onions, leeks, garlic, name-an-allium and name-an-allium, legumes to occasionally hide the lack of meat, the odd root vegetable of questionable freshness. freshness and whatever else. Over the course of the series, cats, dogs, gulls, feral pigeons, dead horses... and quite a few [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies inconvenient individuals]] (or parts thereof, in various stages of decomposition) end up in the stewpots. Worse, it's clear that this... delicacy-and-disposal-method... has been around for ''at least'' a century. Meeting a sellsword who admits to ''liking'' (and really missing) authentic King's Landing brown is enough to make Tyrion lose his appetite.appetite, though it didn't stop his snark.
15th Aug '17 10:21:41 AM Euodiachloris
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the standard meal in low-end taverns and "potshops" in and around [[TheCityNarrows Flea Bottom]] in King's Landing is "brown", a stew made by boiling whatever the cook could buy, find or scrounge that day into an unidentifiable goop. People reduced to actually eating brown generally know better than to ask what went into it. Over the course of the series, cats, dogs, gulls, feral pigeons, dead horses... and quite a few [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies inconvenient individuals]] (or parts thereof, in various stages of decomposition) end up in the stewpots. Worse, it's clear that this... delicacy-and-disposal-method... has been around for ''at least'' a century. Meeting a sellsword who admits to ''liking'' (and really missing) authentic King's Landing brown is enough to make Tyrion lose his appetite.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the standard meal in low-end taverns and "potshops" in and around [[TheCityNarrows Flea Bottom]] in King's Landing is "brown", a "bowl o' brown", a stew made by boiling whatever the cook could buy, find or scrounge that day into an unidentifiable goop. People reduced to actually eating brown generally know better than to ask what animal(s) went into it.it, although the veg is generally safe enough, if, presumably, mostly involving scallions, shallots, onions, leeks, garlic, name-an-allium and the odd root vegetable of questionable freshness. Over the course of the series, cats, dogs, gulls, feral pigeons, dead horses... and quite a few [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies inconvenient individuals]] (or parts thereof, in various stages of decomposition) end up in the stewpots. Worse, it's clear that this... delicacy-and-disposal-method... has been around for ''at least'' a century. Meeting a sellsword who admits to ''liking'' (and really missing) authentic King's Landing brown is enough to make Tyrion lose his appetite.
15th Aug '17 5:34:16 AM Ccook1956
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* A syndicated edition of ''Series/ToTellTheruth'' had the panel served up with dishes of fancy delicacies, which host Garry Moore describes individually as the panel partakes. Things come to a hilariously abrupt halt when Garry tells the panel that the dishes they're eating were prepared for pet dogs and cats.

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* ** A syndicated edition of ''Series/ToTellTheruth'' ''Series/ToTellTheTruth'' had the panel served up with dishes of fancy delicacies, which host Garry Moore describes individually as the panel partakes. Things come to a hilariously abrupt halt when Garry tells the panel that the dishes they're eating were prepared for pet dogs and cats.
15th Aug '17 5:33:02 AM Ccook1956
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* A syndicated edition of ''Series/ToTellTheruth'' had the panel served up with dishes of fancy delicacies, which host Garry Moore describes individually as the panel partakes. Things come to a hilariously abrupt halt when Garry tells the panel that the dishes they're eating were prepared for pet dogs and cats.
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