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9th Sep '16 7:17:59 PM karstovich2
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Popcorn shows up in many forms of media. Sometimes, in TV shows and movies, it is often seen as [[ArtisticLicenseBiology being popped directly off the cob]], which doesn't happen in RealLife.

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Popcorn shows up in many forms of media. Sometimes, in TV shows and movies, it is often seen as [[ArtisticLicenseBiology being popped directly off the cob]], which doesn't happen often in RealLife.



In RealLife, "popcorn on the cob" is possible, but only if the ear of corn has been sufficiently dried out prior to cooking. Otherwise (such as with a freshly picked ear of corn), heating it over a fire only results in, well, roast corn on the cob (perfectly delicious, but not popcorn).

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In RealLife, "popcorn on the cob" is possible, but only if the right kind of corn is used and the ear of corn has been sufficiently dried out prior to before cooking. Otherwise (such as with a freshly picked ear of corn), heating it over a fire only results in, well, roast corn on the cob (perfectly delicious, but not popcorn).
12th Feb '16 9:05:34 PM plcthecd
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''. In a flashback to their childhood, Metro Man uses his heat vision to quickly make some Jiffy Pop. Determined to outdo him, Megamind builds Minion's first set of PoweredArmor and equips it with a laser to do the same, only he does it to a bucket of corn on the cob. This only succeeds in creating a small fire.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''. In a flashback to their childhood, Metro Man uses his heat vision to quickly make some Jiffy Pop. Determined to outdo him, Megamind builds Minion's first set of PoweredArmor and equips it with a laser to do the same, only he does it to a bucket of corn on the cob. [[RealityEnsues This only succeeds in creating a small fire.]]
3rd Jan '16 9:47:44 AM Doug86
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* An episode of ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' had Lumpy growing a giant ear of corn to be used for judging at the carnival, it happens to be a very hot day and the corn pops into popcorn and it ends up killing everyone.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' had Lumpy growing a giant ear of corn to be used for judging at the carnival, it happens to be a very hot day and the corn pops into popcorn and it ends up killing everyone.
2nd Jan '16 2:02:52 AM REV6Pilot
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* Applejack's corn field spontaneously begins popping in the season 2 premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. In this case, there isn't even any fire (in fact, it's raining - chocolate milk, but still), as it's being caused by [[RealiyWarper Discord]].

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* Applejack's corn field spontaneously begins popping in the season 2 premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. In this case, there isn't even any fire (in fact, it's raining - chocolate milk, but still), as it's being caused by [[RealiyWarper [[RealityWarper Discord]].
1st Jan '16 4:28:28 PM REV6Pilot
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* Applejack's corn field spontaneously begins popping in the season 2 premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. In this case, there isn't even any fire (in fact, it's raining chocolate milk), as it's being caused by a chaos god.

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* Applejack's corn field spontaneously begins popping in the season 2 premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. In this case, there isn't even any fire (in fact, it's raining - chocolate milk), milk, but still), as it's being caused by a chaos god.[[RealiyWarper Discord]].
26th Nov '14 11:45:16 AM MarsJenkar
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** Similarly, in his ImagineSpot in ''For Butter or Worse'', Power Pig needs to stop a wave of melted butter (ItMakesSenseInContext). He accomplishes this by heating up a cornfield with his heat vision until it all pops, allowing the newly made popcorn to catch the butter. (Orson's method of solving the out-of-Spot problem is unrelated to this trope.)

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** Similarly, in his ImagineSpot in ''For Butter or Worse'', Power Pig needs to stop a wave of melted butter (ItMakesSenseInContext). He accomplishes this by heating up a cornfield with his heat vision until it all pops, allowing the newly made popcorn to catch the butter. (Orson's method of solving the out-of-Spot problem does involve popcorn but is unrelated to this trope.)
31st Aug '14 11:35:32 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "Birth of a Salesman", Scratch accidentally clones Sonic with one of Wes Weasley's devices while hiding out in a cornfield. The real Sonic [[BurningRubber makes a trail of fire]] and each of his clones holds a corn stalk over it, resulting in a giant popcorn ball that chases Scratch and Grounder away.
26th Jul '14 8:42:00 AM karstovich2
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In RealLife, "popcorn on the cob" is possible, but only if the ear of corn has been sufficiently dried out prior to cooking. Otherwise (such as with a freshly picked ear of corn), heating it over a fire only results in, well, roast corn on the cob.

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In RealLife, "popcorn on the cob" is possible, but only if the ear of corn has been sufficiently dried out prior to cooking. Otherwise (such as with a freshly picked ear of corn), heating it over a fire only results in, well, roast corn on the cob.cob (perfectly delicious, but not popcorn).
29th Apr '14 3:44:28 PM TigerHunter
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-->'''Fry:''' Oh man, now it's even ''less'' done.

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-->'''Fry:''' Oh man, now Aw, it's even ''less'' done.less popped than ever.
20th Apr '14 8:29:54 AM morenohijazo
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Contrast PassThePopcorn (which is where onlookers staring at something shocking and/or embarrassing have snacks handy for such an event).

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Cousin Trope to InstantRoast. Contrast PassThePopcorn (which is where onlookers staring at something shocking and/or embarrassing have snacks handy for such an event).event).
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