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23rd Apr '16 11:09:27 AM TVRulezAgain
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* An episode of ''FullHouse'' had DJ crash-dieting so she'd look good in a bathing suit for a pool party. As per usual, she was talked down by a heart-to-heart with her dad and a big hug.

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* An episode of ''FullHouse'' ''Series/FullHouse'' had DJ crash-dieting so she'd look good in a bathing suit for a pool party. As per usual, she was talked down by a heart-to-heart with her dad and a big hug.
10th Apr '16 6:35:42 AM aye_amber
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* "Ana's Song (Open Fire)" by {{Music/Silverchair}}:
-->''"And you're my obsession''\\

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* "Ana's Song (Open Fire)" by {{Music/Silverchair}}:
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--> ''"And
you're my obsession''\\



* ''4st 7lb'' by ManicStreetPreachers is sung from the perspective of a girl who is enthusiastic about losing unhealthy amounts of weight. The lyrics were probably written by Richey Edwards, who was suffering from anorexia at the time.
--> Stomach collapsed at five
--> Lift up my skirt my sex is gone
--> Naked and lovely and 5st. 2
--> May I bud and never flower
* ''Sophie'' by Elanor [=McEvoy=] tells the story of a girl with anorexia.
* Canadian band Furnaceface's song "She Thinks She's Fat" includes the lyrics "She calls herself a cow/I say how 'bout a little bestiality." While it's Played for Laughs, the subject is also bulimic: "She eats ten buttered popcorns/and then she throws up..."

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* ''4st 7lb'' by ManicStreetPreachers Music/ManicStreetPreachers is sung from the perspective of a girl who is enthusiastic about losing unhealthy amounts of weight. The lyrics were probably written by Richey Edwards, who was suffering from anorexia at the time.
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--> Stomach collapsed at five
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--> Lift up my skirt my sex is gone
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--> Naked and lovely and 5st. 2
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--> May I bud and never flower
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* ''Sophie'' by Elanor [=McEvoy=] [=Mc=]Evoy tells the story of a girl with anorexia.
* Canadian band Furnaceface's song "She Thinks She's Fat" includes the lyrics lyrics: "She calls herself a cow/I cow / I say how 'bout a little bestiality." While it's Played for Laughs, the subject is also bulimic: "She eats ten buttered popcorns/and popcorns / And then she throws up..."



* Anorexia Dear Friend by Stacie Orrico
* The video for Music/DaftPunk's "The Prime Time of Your Life" seems to be about a young girl who sees herself as very fat while seeing everyone else as skeletons. Eventually [[spoiler:she tears her skin off and kills herself in an attempt to be like everyone else.]]

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* Anorexia Dear Friend by Stacie Orrico
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* The video for Music/DaftPunk's "The Prime Time of Your Life" seems to be about a young girl who sees herself as very fat while seeing everyone else as skeletons. Eventually [[spoiler:she [[spoiler: she tears her skin off and kills herself in an attempt to be like everyone else.]]



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* This happens to Stella Stone in ''Theatre/GreatBritain'' when she keeps losing weight for Page 7 of the Free Press and becomes anorexic. Unlike most examples of this trope, this was taken ''very'' seriously, turning first act comic relief and BrainlessBeauty into a KnightOfCerebus and [[CerebusSyndrome causing the play to take a fairly dark turn]]. [[spoiler:She ends up being hospitalised early in the second act, and despite being force-fed she eventually reaches the point where her body is just starting to die, in no small part due to Paige's manipulation. By the end of the play, she is dead.]]

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* This happens to Stella Stone in ''Theatre/GreatBritain'' when she keeps losing weight for Page 7 of the Free Press and becomes anorexic. Unlike most examples of this trope, this was taken ''very'' seriously, turning first act comic relief and BrainlessBeauty into a KnightOfCerebus and [[CerebusSyndrome causing the play to take a fairly dark turn]]. [[spoiler:She turn.]] [[spoiler: She ends up being hospitalised early in the second act, and despite being force-fed she eventually reaches the point where her body is just starting to die, in no small part due to Paige's manipulation. By the end of the play, she is dead.]]



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* Amy Rose took this UpToEleven in ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'', being obsessed with boxercising and later being coached by [[RobotBuddy Emerl]], who instructed her to do 100 push-ups and eat nothing but salad with no dressing. This is taken to creepy levels as, rather than merely lamenting about her weight and failing to maintain a diet like most examples, Amy really appears to be suffering from an eating disorder.

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* Amy Rose took this UpToEleven in ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'', ''VideoGame/SonicBattle,'' being obsessed with boxercising and later being coached by [[RobotBuddy Emerl]], Emerl,]] who instructed her to do 100 push-ups and eat nothing but salad with no dressing. This is taken to creepy levels as, rather than merely lamenting about her weight and failing to maintain a diet like most examples, Amy really appears to be suffering from an eating disorder.
2nd Apr '16 5:20:31 AM Morgenthaler
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** An ActionLeagueNow short was basically a reversal of ''Literature/{{Thinner}}'' with the Chief getting cursed into obesity by a scam fortune teller with actual powers.

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** An ActionLeagueNow WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow short was basically a reversal of ''Literature/{{Thinner}}'' with the Chief getting cursed into obesity by a scam fortune teller with actual powers.
30th Mar '16 8:36:22 PM SarcasmKid
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* A variant happens in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Leon Wilson's deck of fairy tale cards features a "Gingerbread House" magic card. When active, the Gingerbread House can be used to target an opponent's monster and increase their attack points by 600. If said monster's attack goes over 2500, the monster gets destroyed and Leon gains 500 life points. When Leon uses it on Rebecca Hopkin's Luster Dragon, the Luster Dragon becomes rather bloated before being destroyed. The entire strategy is an obvious ShoutOut to ''FairyTale/HanselAndGretel''.


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** While working as a newscaster in ''Anchorfran'', Francine's celebrity status gets her free meals whenever she wants at a Mexican restaurant. Stan starts exploiting this and puts on a lot of weight from constantly gorging himself on free food, even admitting he's been treating himself to 16 burritos a day. Stan remains fat for the rest of the episode, and while no one has any visible problem with this, Stan mentions all that spicy food [[spoiler: made his colon fall out, which he is apparently holding in place with ''duct tape'']]. He's later seen shoving a sheet cake into his face and eating it like a dog.
19th Mar '16 5:30:41 AM Hossmeister
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11th Feb '16 3:09:46 PM SarcasmKid
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** Averted with Five Years Later Dream Girl, who indeed put on some weight since she left the Legion and became High Seer of Naltor, but became a BigBeautifulWoman instead of lamenting her size.



* Two examples from ''ComicBook/Fables'':

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* Two examples from ''ComicBook/Fables'':''{{ComicBook/Fables}}'':
11th Feb '16 3:07:30 PM SarcasmKid
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* Two examples from ''ComicBook/Fables'':
** Mrs. Sprat, the wife of Jack Sprat, has a complex over being one of the few physically ugly women in a community of fairy tale princesses and queens because she's fat. And her sour personality makes her look even uglier because no one can stand to be around her. [[spoiler: As of the hundredth issue, Mrs. Sprat joins the side of Mr. Dark, and gradually becomes thin, beautiful, and completely evil.]]
** Jack Horner, in his spin-off comic, claims to have never been fat a day in his life. Which is why he's horrified when, in an issue appropriately titled "Fat Jack," he's suddenly sporting a large beer gut. Not only that, but he's also getting progressively uglier and losing his hair. [[spoiler: It turns out Jack's obesity and ugliness are part of his transformation into a dragon, due to his years of hoarding an obscenely large treasure inside his magic briefcase.]]
28th Jan '16 8:50:16 PM SarcasmKid
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* Explored in a very unusual sense on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'', in which the "woe" aspect comes not from fat or musculature, but ''gravity''. Phoebe is concerned that she is unable to perform a special basketball feat for an upcoming game, and Ms. Frizzle uses this as an opportunity to teach the class about the concept of gravity. The bus transforms into an artificial planet, and the gravity is altered depending on how small or big the bus is. Unfortunately, someone knocks the gravity controls into high gear, enlarging the bus and increasing the gravity to such a degree that the kids are barely able to move and in danger of being crushed. Thankfully they manage to reach the controls in time before something bad happens.

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* Explored in a very unusual sense on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'', in which the "woe" aspect comes not from fat or musculature, but ''gravity''. Phoebe is concerned that she is unable to perform a special basketball feat for an upcoming game, and Ms. Frizzle uses this as an opportunity to teach the class about the concept of gravity. The bus transforms into an artificial planet, and the gravity is altered depending on how small or big the bus is. Unfortunately, someone knocks the gravity controls into high gear, enlarging the bus and increasing the gravity to such a degree that the kids are barely able to move and in danger of being crushed. Thankfully they manage to reach the controls in time before something bad happens.oy
* Done a number of times in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** ''Weight Gain 4000'': Cartman tries to bulk up using protein powder, but doesn't understand he needs to use the powder alongside an exercise regime. By the end of the episode, he's a morbidly obese blob and seriously believes he's a well-muscled hunk. BEEF CAKE!!!
** ''Jared Has Aides'': Butters is forced to gain fifty pounds as part of a convoluted scheme by the boys to make money doing a bunch of commercials for City Wok similar to Jared from Subway. They then put Butters through a homemade liposuction treatment, which is literally just putting a tube in his side and pumping the excess fat out by punching his stomach. ''It works''.
** ''Make Love, Not Warcraft'': The boys spend weeks doing nothing but killing boars to power up in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' so they can finally stop the one player who keeps killing everybody's characters whenever they try to go on quest. In the process, Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman become overweight, greasy haired shut ins with horrendous acne.
** ''Raising The Bar'': As obesity becomes more widespread, Cartman finally stops denying he is fat... and then intentionally gains more weight to qualify as obese and get a mobility scooter of his own. Cartman then takes advantage of his new handicapped status the way every other obese person in the episode does.
* Pam from ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' gets mocked a lot for her weight, and was especially stressed out by it in the first season. By the second season, Pam evolved into a BigBeautifulWoman MemeticBadass who shot back by mocking Cheryl's skinnier frame. However, during the fifth season when ISIS starts smuggling cocaine, Pam gets addicted and ends up losing a lot of weight. For a number of reasons, include that Pam TookALevelInDumbass, everyone says they liked her better before, not after, she got addicted and lost weight. The sixth season reveals she gained the weight she lost back after beating her addiction.
26th Jan '16 4:58:21 PM SarcasmKid
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* The GothicLolita series ''IC In A Doll'' focused one chapter on Hanako, an award winning author suffering from extreme bulimia. In her adolescence, Hanako was repeatedly molested by her stepfather, and makes herself vomit to stay thin in order to wear clothes for younger women to give herself a second childhood. Her maid doll, Cherry, silently stood by and only laid out towels whenever Hanako prepared to purge, but Cherry goes against her orders and tries to stop Hanako when she has a nervous breakdown. The final chapter of the series shows a much healthier and happier Hanako preparing to get married.
** The first chapter in the series focused on the relationship being a nameless boy doll and a rich woman named Kaya. When Kaya was younger, she was also bulimic like Hanako. Unlike Hanako, Kaya ended up severely damaging herself and lost the ability to have children.



** One episode revealed Francine has to put a tremendous amount of effort into keeping her body tight, which includes power lifting furniture and a diet including tea and laxatives. After realizing Stan only married her for her looks, she cuts off her exercise regime and gets a bit chunky (among other things).

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** One episode revealed Francine has to put a tremendous amount of effort into keeping her body tight, which includes power lifting furniture and a diet including of tea and laxatives. After realizing Stan only married her for her looks, she cuts off her exercise regime and gets a bit chunky (among other things).things).
** When put under the test of whose parenting skills are superior, Francine is allowed to raise Steve exclusively while Stan raises a clone called Steve-arino. Francine's HandsOffParenting for the sake of giving Steve space to learn from his mistakes turns him into a slovenly fat brat with bad hygiene. Naturally, Steve's extra chub makes it harder for him to get away from Steve-arino when [[spoiler: Steve-arino turns out to be a cat torturing sociopath planning to murder Steve for emergency body parts.]]
21st Jan '16 8:25:00 PM Adept
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* Mitsuba from ''{{Mitsudomoe}}'', although she [[BigEater doesn't put much effort into dieting]].

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* Mitsuba from ''{{Mitsudomoe}}'', ''Manga/{{Mitsudomoe}}'', although she [[BigEater doesn't put much effort into dieting]].



* Chizuru from ''ShinryakuIkaMusume''

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* Chizuru from ''ShinryakuIkaMusume''''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume''
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