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3rd Jun '16 7:36:33 AM LadyJaneGrey
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The [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 50-Foot Whatever]] is rampaging across town, bringing death and destruction. Suddenly, it sees a billboard, or an advertisement, or a plastic decoration that depicts some kind of food. Without second thought, the monster picks it up and proceeds to eat it, thinking it is [[TheTreacheryOfImages actual food]]. For an added bonus, the sign ''will'' effectively be actual food. Too many cartoons to mention have had coffee shops with a giant mug and donut on the top, only to have a nearby giant dunk the donut in the mug with a brown splash.

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The [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 50-Foot Whatever]] is rampaging across town, bringing death and destruction. Suddenly, it sees a billboard, or an advertisement, or a plastic decoration that depicts some kind of food. Without second thought, the monster picks it up and proceeds to eat it, thinking it is [[TheTreacheryOfImages actual food]]. For an added bonus, the sign ''will'' effectively [[GiantFood be actual food. food.]] Too many cartoons to mention have had coffee shops with a giant mug and donut on the top, only to have a nearby giant dunk the donut in the mug with a brown splash.




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* In the first issue of the Bongo [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simsons comic]], Homer grows to giant size due to Mr. Burns' experiment; he eventually eats a donut store's giant donut sign.
* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}
** In an early strip, he leapt at a sign on a fish stand that was shaped like a fish, and somehow reduced it to a large fishbone.
** In another, he mistakes a hot dog truck for a giant hot dog. He feels rather silly when it proves inedible, but then decides to have "desert" by doing the same thing to an ice cream truck.



* A famous episode of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' has Whitey dare Beaver to climb up into a 3-D soup billboard to see if there was actual soup in the bowl.
** The scene was later duplicated in TheFilmOfTheSeries.

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* A famous episode of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' has Whitey dare Beaver to climb up into a 3-D soup billboard to see if there was actual soup in the bowl.
** The
bowl. (The scene was later duplicated in TheFilmOfTheSeries.)



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' where Zoidberg's people invade and conquer Earth, the invaders end up building a gigantic walking crab-shaped robot/palace. To demonstrate its power, the robot first goes and destroys the hat-shaped billboard for Acme Collapsible Hats, by collapsing it. Then it destroys the Acme Accordion sign by squeezing it together. Then it tries to break the Acme Unbreakable Comb billboard. It tries again. It tries a third time. Then it finally just pushes the sign over and moves on.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
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In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' where Zoidberg's people invade and conquer Earth, the invaders end up building a gigantic walking crab-shaped robot/palace. To demonstrate its power, the robot first goes and destroys the hat-shaped billboard for Acme Collapsible Hats, by collapsing it. Then it destroys the Acme Accordion sign by squeezing it together. Then it tries to break the Acme Unbreakable Comb billboard. It tries again. It tries a third time. Then it finally just pushes the sign over and moves on.
21st Dec '15 11:42:18 AM eroock
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17th Dec '15 10:24:44 PM Sharlee
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* One episode of ''Series/CSINewYork'' featured a model who'd been murdered while posing in a giant martini glass, which was actually a custom swimming pool for an all-night billboard party promoted by a wine company.
24th Jul '15 5:44:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Shrek}} 2'', the giant gingerbread man stops to drink coffee from the cup at the top of a [[BlandNameProduct Farbucks]] coffee shop. The customers inside the shop run away screaming in terror... across the street, into ''another'' Farbucks. But, to Mongo's irritation, there is no coffee in the giant cup.

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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Shrek}} 2'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', the giant gingerbread man stops to drink coffee from the cup at the top of a [[BlandNameProduct Farbucks]] coffee shop. The customers inside the shop run away screaming in terror... across the street, into ''another'' Farbucks. But, to Mongo's irritation, there is no coffee in the giant cup.



* ''TheMuppetMovie'' had a gag with a custard pie billboard containing an actual giant pie. When the heroes' car accidentally crashes into it, the pie goes flying into the windshield of pursuing villain Doc Hopper's car. As he rants over the failure of his latest attempt to catch Kermit, his driver and MinionWithAnFInEvil Max enjoys a taste of pie.

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* ''TheMuppetMovie'' ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' had a gag with a custard pie billboard containing an actual giant pie. When the heroes' car accidentally crashes into it, the pie goes flying into the windshield of pursuing villain Doc Hopper's car. As he rants over the failure of his latest attempt to catch Kermit, his driver and MinionWithAnFInEvil Max enjoys a taste of pie.
28th Apr '15 7:57:07 PM KingLyger
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[[caption-width-right:350:Hot and ready to eat.]]
5th Mar '15 9:46:23 AM Vir
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* The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' short featuring Larry-Boy versus the ''Fib from Outer Space'' has a couple instances of the giant-sized Fib playing with resteraunt signs, including an odd one that featuring a cow on a hampster wheel that goes rolling down the street.
* In a ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode where Garfield [[MegaNeko gets giant]], he eats a hot-dog shaped hot dog stand.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' short featuring Larry-Boy versus the ''Fib from Outer Space'' has a couple instances of the giant-sized Fib playing with resteraunt restaurant signs, including an odd one that featuring a cow on a hampster wheel that goes rolling down the street.
* In a ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode where Garfield [[MegaNeko gets giant]], he eats a hot-dog shaped hot dog-shaped hot dog stand.



* A ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' episode had several missles being fired. One of them hit a billboard with a pig, turning it into a ham.

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* A ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' episode had several missles missiles being fired. One of them hit a billboard with a pig, turning it into a ham.



* The PinkPanther short "Pink Outs," a series of 12 PP blackout sketches, has a hungry Pink folding in the background several times until it is bite size. He sprinkles salt on it and eats it. It suddenly springs back open within him until the scene is nothing but a solid pink.

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* The PinkPanther WesternAnimation/PinkPanther short "Pink Outs," a series of 12 PP blackout sketches, has a hungry Pink folding in the background several times until it is bite size. He sprinkles salt on it and eats it. It suddenly springs back open within him until the scene is nothing but a solid pink.
5th Mar '15 9:43:42 AM Vir
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* ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' [=/=] ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' features the [[SixthRanger Green Ranger/Dragon Ranger]]'s [=DragonZord/DragonCeaser=] picking up a smokestack (which looks like a candy-cane) and biting into it. [[RunningGag Every single time]] [[StockFootage its summoned]] for evil (though one time it was an impostor).
* A famous episode of ''LeaveItToBeaver'' has Whitey dare Beaver to climb up into a 3-D soup billboard to see if there was actual soup in the bowl.

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* ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' [=/=] ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' features the [[SixthRanger Green Ranger/Dragon Ranger]]'s [=DragonZord/DragonCeaser=] picking up a smokestack (which looks like a candy-cane) and biting into it. [[RunningGag Every single time]] [[StockFootage its it's summoned]] for evil (though one time it was an impostor).
* A famous episode of ''LeaveItToBeaver'' ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' has Whitey dare Beaver to climb up into a 3-D soup billboard to see if there was actual soup in the bowl.
18th Feb '15 2:31:20 PM Ccook1956
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* The PinkPanther short "Pink Outs," a series of 12 PP blackout sketches, has a hungry Pink folding in the background several times until it is bite size. He sprinkles salt on it and eats it. It suddenly springs back open within him until the scene is nothing but a solid pink.
16th Nov '14 12:17:40 AM TitoMosquito
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The [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 50 Foot Whatever]] is rampaging across town, bringing death and destruction. Suddenly, it sees a billboard, or an advertisement, or a plastic decoration that depicts some kind of food. Without second thought, the monster picks it up and proceeds to eat it, thinking it is [[TheTreacheryOfImages actual food]]. For an added bonus, the sign ''will'' effectively be actual food. Too many cartoons to mention have had coffee shops with a giant mug and donut on the top, only to have a nearby giant dunk the donut in the mug with a brown splash.

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The [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 50 Foot 50-Foot Whatever]] is rampaging across town, bringing death and destruction. Suddenly, it sees a billboard, or an advertisement, or a plastic decoration that depicts some kind of food. Without second thought, the monster picks it up and proceeds to eat it, thinking it is [[TheTreacheryOfImages actual food]]. For an added bonus, the sign ''will'' effectively be actual food. Too many cartoons to mention have had coffee shops with a giant mug and donut on the top, only to have a nearby giant dunk the donut in the mug with a brown splash.



* A ComicBook/FantasticFour/ ComicBook/IronMan crossover comic ''Big in Japan'' had a 50 Foot Whatever make Iron Man a sandwich, thinking he was actually an ally from way back when. The sandwich he made? It was two walls, a tanker truck, and a radio tower needle thing.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''/ ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' crossover, a giant version of Homer is rampaging around New New York City. The heroes manage to distract it with an image of Marge holding a steak broadcasted on that giant TV screen.

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* A ComicBook/FantasticFour/ ComicBook/IronMan ComicBook/FantasticFour/ComicBook/IronMan crossover comic ''Big in Japan'' had a 50 Foot Whatever make Iron Man a sandwich, thinking he was actually an ally from way back when. The sandwich he made? It was two walls, a tanker truck, and a radio tower needle thing.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''/ ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''/''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' crossover, a giant version of Homer is rampaging around New New York City. The heroes manage to distract it with an image of Marge holding a steak broadcasted on that giant TV screen.
13th Nov '14 6:39:58 PM Vir
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* Parodied in the ''JohnnyBravo'' episode "Jumbo Johnny", where the giant-sized Johnny comes across a billboard depicting a hot, sexy lady and proceeds to flirt with it.
* In an episode of ''{{Futurama}}'' where Zoidberg's people invade and conquer Earth, the invaders end up building a gigantic walking crab-shaped robot/palace. To demonstrate its power, the robot first goes and destroys the hat-shaped billboard for Acme Collapsible Hats, by collapsing it. Then it destroys the Acme Accordion sign by squeezing it together. Then it tries to break the Acme Unbreakable Comb billboard. It tries again. It tries a third time. Then it finally just pushes the sign over and moves on.

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* Parodied in the ''JohnnyBravo'' ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' episode "Jumbo Johnny", where the giant-sized Johnny comes across a billboard depicting a hot, sexy lady and proceeds to flirt with it.
* In an episode of ''{{Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' where Zoidberg's people invade and conquer Earth, the invaders end up building a gigantic walking crab-shaped robot/palace. To demonstrate its power, the robot first goes and destroys the hat-shaped billboard for Acme Collapsible Hats, by collapsing it. Then it destroys the Acme Accordion sign by squeezing it together. Then it tries to break the Acme Unbreakable Comb billboard. It tries again. It tries a third time. Then it finally just pushes the sign over and moves on.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Sleepy Time", Plankton, dreaming he's a rampaging giant, picks up the Krusty Krab sign and licks it like a lollipop.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Sleepy Time", Plankton, dreaming he's a rampaging giant, picks up the Krusty Krab sign and licks it like a lollipop.



* In a ''GarfieldAndFriends'' episode where Garfield [[MegaNeko gets giant]], he eats a hot-dog shaped hot dog stand.
* The giant in the ClassicDisneyShort "BraveLittleTailor" pulls an entire well out of the ground and drinks from it, then rolls up a haystack and smokes it like a cigarette, lighting it with a stove.

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* In a ''GarfieldAndFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode where Garfield [[MegaNeko gets giant]], he eats a hot-dog shaped hot dog stand.
* The giant in the ClassicDisneyShort "BraveLittleTailor" WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} "WesternAnimation/BraveLittleTailor" pulls an entire well out of the ground and drinks from it, then rolls up a haystack and smokes it like a cigarette, lighting it with a stove.



* A ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'' episode had several missles being fired. One of them hit a billboard with a pig, turning it into a ham.
* In the ''KimPossible'' episode "Partners", Dr. Drakken and [=DNAmy=] have teamed up to create a giant lizard that attacks Middleton. In short order, the lizard chomps down on the giant taco sign at Bueno Nacho, knocks a donut store's oversized donut into the giant coffee cup at a coffee shop, and bites on a giant neon pizza slice. Drakken and Amy are soon caged by a gigantic box of french fries from a burger stand.
* In one episode of ''{{Rugrats}}'', Tommy imagines himself as Reptar. After knocking over a cookie factory and finding "nothing but crumbs," he looks up and sees a giant, Reptar-sized cookie: the moon.

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* A ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'' ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' episode had several missles being fired. One of them hit a billboard with a pig, turning it into a ham.
* In the ''KimPossible'' ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Partners", Dr. Drakken and [=DNAmy=] have teamed up to create a giant lizard that attacks Middleton. In short order, the lizard chomps down on the giant taco sign at Bueno Nacho, knocks a donut store's oversized donut into the giant coffee cup at a coffee shop, and bites on a giant neon pizza slice. Drakken and Amy are soon caged by a gigantic box of french fries from a burger stand.
* In one episode of ''{{Rugrats}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Tommy imagines himself as Reptar. After knocking over a cookie factory and finding "nothing but crumbs," he looks up and sees a giant, Reptar-sized cookie: the moon.
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