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19th Nov '15 2:58:49 PM StFan
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[[folder:Comedy]] * In one of his stand-up specials, Creator/BobcatGoldthwait rants about how everything weird supposedly tastes like chicken. "If it tastes like chicken, why not just get some chicken? Cheapest fucking meat on the planet!" * EddieIzzard has a bit about how humans taste of chicken, in his Dressed to Kill. Later it comes up as "Tastes of human" while pretending to serve chicken. [[/folder]]

[[folder:Comic Strips]] * Deconstructed by the Comics Curmudgeon [[http://joshreads.com/?p=1266 when it appeared in B.C.]], who rants at length against a punchline that ascribes the attribute "tastes like chicken" to a fish: -->''The whole "tastes like chicken" joke is about exotic animals that people don't usually eat, you see, and at root it's based on the fact that chicken is fairly bland, as is most meat from small-ish animals, and it's just that chicken is the kind of small-ish animal we eat the most. And fish, by contrast, actually have a really distinctive flavor ... and he's eating a fish... and the joke would have worked just as well if the punchline had been "it sure tastes great" or something along those lines... and... and... AAAAARRRGGGH!'' * Played with in ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'' with the Shmoo. While they defintely taste like chicken when fried, shmoos often taste differently when prepared some other way. To wit: Broiled, they taste like steak. Roasted they taste like pork. Baked they taste like catfish. And yes, they taste like oysters on the half shell when eaten raw. * One gag in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' portrayed a cow eating a steak. "Interesting... interesting... I'd say we taste a little bit like chicken." * Inverted by one ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' comic where the title character is eating chicken; a friend asks what it tastes like and he replies "Everything else." [[/folder]]

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * Deconstructed by the Comics Curmudgeon [[http://joshreads.com/?p=1266 when it appeared in B.C.]], who rants at length against a punchline that ascribes the attribute "tastes like chicken" to a fish: -->The whole 'tastes like chicken' joke is about exotic animals that people don't usually eat, you see, and at root it's based on the fact that chicken is fairly bland, as is most meat from small-ish animals, and it's just that chicken is the kind of small-ish animal we eat the most. And fish, by contrast, actually have a really distinctive flavor ... and he's eating a fish ... and the joke would have worked just as well if the punchline had been 'it sure tastes great' or something along those lines ... and ... and ... AAAAARRRGGGH! * Played with in ''LilAbner'' with the Shmoo.While they defintely taste like chicken when fried, shmoos often taste differently when prepared some other way. To wit: Broiled, they taste like steak. Roasted they taste like pork. Baked they taste like catfish. And yes, they taste like oysters on the half shell when eaten raw. * One gag in TheFarSide portrayed a cow eating a steak. "Interesting... interesting... I'd say we taste a little bit like chicken." * Inverted by one ''{{BC}}'' comic where the title character is eating chicken; a friend asks what it tastes like and he replies "Everything else."
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] [[folder:Tabletop Games]] * Deconstructed by In the Comics Curmudgeon [[http://joshreads.com/?p=1266 when it appeared in B.C.]], who rants at length against a punchline history of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the [[BigEater Ogre]] tribe of Bulg Legeater hunted down and consumed the hobgoblin warhost of Gholg Slitthroat after hearing that ascribes the attribute "tastes like chicken" to a fish: -->The whole hobgoblin meat 'tastes like chicken' joke is about exotic animals that people don't usually eat, you see, and at root it's based on the fact that chicken is fairly bland, as is most meat from small-ish animals, and it's just that chicken is the kind of small-ish animal we eat the most. And fish, by contrast, actually have a really distinctive flavor ... and he's eating a fish ... and the joke would have worked just as well if the punchline had been 'it sure tastes great' or something along those lines ... and ... and ... AAAAARRRGGGH! * Played with in ''LilAbner'' with the Shmoo.While they defintely taste like chicken when fried, shmoos often taste differently when prepared some other way. To wit: Broiled, they taste like steak. Roasted they taste like pork. Baked they taste like catfish. And yes, they taste like oysters on the half shell when eaten raw. * One gag in TheFarSide portrayed a cow eating a steak. "Interesting... interesting... I'd say we taste a little bit like chicken." beef'. * Inverted by one ''{{BC}}'' comic where "Tastes Like Chicken" is an actual card in the title character is Zombie expansion of the ''Munchkin'' card game (it refers to zombies eating chicken; humans). ** The same card name is used in ''Munchkin Conan'' for a friend asks what it card that lets you cancel any other card. (The card illustration is an edited version of Conan killing the vulture while he was crucified.) * ''TabletopGame/HollowEarthExpedition'' supplement ''Mysteries of the Hollow Earth''. In Professor Trader's journal he says that the dinosaur Compsognathus tastes like and he replies "Everything else.""not unlike chicken".

[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]] * In one of his stand-up specials, Creator/BobcatGoldthwait rants about how everything weird supposedly tastes like chicken. "If it tastes like chicken, why not just get some chicken? Cheapest fucking meat on the planet!" * EddieIzzard has a bit about how humans taste of chicken, in his Dressed to Kill. Later it comes up as "Tastes of human" while pretending to serve chicken.
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[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]] [[folder:Theme Parks]] * In This is one of his stand-up specials, Creator/BobcatGoldthwait rants about how everything weird supposedly tastes like chicken. "If it tastes like chicken, why not just get some chicken? Cheapest fucking meat on the planet!" * EddieIzzard has stock replies uttered when a bit about how humans taste prisoner of chicken, war is captured by the BigBad in his Dressed to Kill. Later it comes up as "Tastes of human" while pretending to serve chicken.the ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' attraction at Ride/UniversalStudios.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]] * In the history of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the [[BigEater Ogre]] tribe of Bulg Legeater hunted down and consumed the hobgoblin warhost of Gholg Slitthroat after hearing that hobgoblin meat 'tastes a bit like beef'. * "Tastes Like Chicken" is an actual card in the Zombie expansion of the ''Munchkin'' card game (it refers to zombies eating humans). ** The same card name is used in ''Munchkin Conan'' for a card that lets you cancel any other card. (The card illustration is an edited version of Conan killing the vulture while he was crucified.) * ''TabletopGame/HollowEarthExpedition'' supplement ''Mysteries of the Hollow Earth''. In Professor Trader's journal he says that the dinosaur Compsognathus tastes "not unlike chicken". [[/folder]] [[folder:Theme Parks]] * This is one of the stock replies uttered when a prisoner of war is captured by the BigBad in the ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' attraction at Ride/UniversalStudios. [[/folder]]
8th Nov '15 9:04:57 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6160250/6/apprentice Apprentice]]'' Harry is relieved to find actual chicken on the dinner menu in China. -->'''Harry:''' I must admit I heard stories about monkey brains and dog.\\ '''Bill Weasley:''' I was always told dog tastes like chicken, so you never know.
8th Nov '15 5:47:19 PM nombretomado
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* A ''RenAndStimpy'' graphic novel was titled "Tastes Like Chicken".
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* A ''RenAndStimpy'' ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]]'' graphic novel was titled "Tastes Like Chicken".
4th Nov '15 4:40:53 PM andrewdwilliams1989
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* In Webvideo/{{Brains}}, at least one zombie thinks pigeon brains taste like fried chicken.
21st Sep '15 9:49:29 AM mrincodi
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* This comment is so frequent that even TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tastes_like_chicken has an entry for it]]. There are several explanations for it. One idea is that chicken has a bland taste because fat contributes more flavour than muscle (especially in the case of a lean cut such as a skinless chicken breast), making it a generic choice for comparison.
12th Sep '15 5:36:14 PM StFan
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* ''{{Chew}}'': The poultry prohibition caused by the bird flu pandemic has made chicken substitutes SeriousBusiness. The closest match is the gallsberry, an unusual eggplant-like food of mysterious [[spoiler: likely alien]] origin.
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* ''{{Chew}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Chew}}'': The poultry prohibition caused by the bird flu pandemic has made chicken substitutes SeriousBusiness. The closest match is the gallsberry, an unusual eggplant-like food of mysterious [[spoiler: likely alien]] [[spoiler:(likely alien)]] origin.

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9th Sep '15 5:51:41 PM DrFraud
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* In the black commedy ''The Green Butchers'' said butchers sell human flesh as chicken.
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* In the black commedy comedy ''The Green Butchers'' said butchers sell human flesh as chicken.
9th Sep '15 5:49:26 PM DrFraud
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* Hilariously played with in an old food network commercial, showing some suburban tourists in an African villiage given a handful of grubs to eat. One reluctantly eats one and says "Huh, tastes like chicken." The next scene is a suburban backyard BBQ with some African tribesmen attending. They reluctantly take a bite of fried chicken and one remarks in the subtitles "Huh, tastes like grubs."
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* Hilariously played with in an old food network commercial, showing some suburban tourists in an African villiage village given a handful of grubs to eat. One reluctantly eats one and says "Huh, tastes like chicken." The next scene is a suburban backyard BBQ with some African tribesmen attending. They reluctantly take a bite of fried chicken and one remarks in the subtitles "Huh, tastes like grubs."
9th Sep '15 5:49:10 PM DrFraud
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* It's said of Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld (implying that he has an extremely distinguishing palette) "He never says that something tastes like chicken. Not even chicken."
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* It's said of Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld (implying that he has an extremely distinguishing palette) palate) "He never says that something tastes like chicken. Not even chicken."
9th Sep '15 5:47:33 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6172754/3/Freak-of-Nature Freak of Nature]]'' Harry tried his hand at living in the London Zoo and concluded that penguin tasted like chicken.
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* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6172754/3/Freak-of-Nature Freak of Nature]]'' Harry tried tries his hand at living in the London Zoo and concluded concludes that penguin tasted tastes like chicken.

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* In ''[[http://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6172754/3/Freak-of-Nature Freak of Nature]]'' net/s/8354496/2/I-Know-Your-Secret I Know Your Secret]]'' Harry tried his hand at living in the London Zoo and concluded that penguin tasted tries what he's pretty sure are frogs' legs, decides they taste like chicken.chicken and wonders why you couldn't just cook and eat some actual chicken instead.
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