Created By: StevenT on April 8, 2013 Last Edited By: StevenT on April 15, 2013

Dangerously Delicious

When someone insists on eating something that they know is harmful to them.

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When a Big Eater is Too Dumb to Live.

It could be something they've been told not to eat for medical reasons or something that would be harmful to anyone.


Live-Action TV
  • In the The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episode "Home is Where the Heart Attack Is" Phil has a heart attack and his doctor orders him to stop eating greasy food. He gets Will to sneak him unhealthy food behind everyone's backs. Played for Laughs at first, until he has another heart attack.

Western Animation
  • In the Codename: Kids Next Door episode "Operation: OUTBREAK" Numbuh 4 buys a Coco Nut Log from a vending machine and eats it despite being allergic to coconut. According to Numbuh 5, this is a common occurrence.
  • In the Archer episode "Sea Tunt: Part I" Pam eats a ton of vegan imitation jumbo shrimp even though she's allergic to soy.
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  • April 8, 2013
    • In News Radio, Phil is upset that the sandwich vending machine is being taken away because the sandwiches are spoiled. Phil says they remind him of the sandwiches his mother used to make. (She prepared them a month in advance.)
      • When Max is worried that he is too weird to work for the station, Dave points out how weird everyone else is. He points out that station owner Jimmy James is "eating meat he knows for a fact to be spoiled."
    • On The Big Bang Theory, Howard has to keep Leonard away while the others prepare a surprise party, so he fakes a peanut allergy attack and Leonard takes him to the hospital. When his story starts to fall apart and the party is still not ready, he decides to actually eat a peanut bar and trigger an actual attack.
    • On Bobs Burgers, Gene continues to eat lobster even thought he's in the middle of going into anaphylactic shock.
  • April 8, 2013
    • In a Zogonia strip in Dragon, Dindil the dwarf is mistakenly given a "poisonberry" pie instead of boysenberry. When the baker realises his mistake, he rushes off to get a cleric. Dindil then looks at the pie, and decides that if the cleric's coming anyway...
  • April 8, 2013
    In The Slayers NEXT, when Lina learns that dragon meat takes months to be cooked properly and is poisonous otherwise, still insists on eating it.
  • April 8, 2013
    • The Eddie Murphy version of Dr Dolittle has Mrs. Parkus, who is allergic to shellfish but apparently can't resist it, and ends up in Dolittle's hospital with anaphylactic shock twice in the film, and it's apparently not the first time, and near the end of the film she's going for strike three. Lampshaded the second time:
      Dr. Dolittle: (exasperated) Mrs. Parkus, do you have a death wish?
      Mrs. Parkus: I took it out of the shell...
  • Western Animation
    • The John R. Dilworth short, The Mousochist, features a little mouse who is so enticed by a huge wedge of cheese sitting on a mouse trap; despite knowing the consequences of his actions, the mouse caves in, eats the cheese, and loses his head in the process.
  • April 9, 2013
    In Western Animation, Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated, in, I think, the first episode, the gang discovers Fruitmeyers is nuclear waste, but in the second episode Shaggy still seeks it out. Later (I think in "The Siren's Song") Shaggy and Scooby eat free samples of a new gum, even knowing it has lead in it. Would this be linked to when a person eats themselves?
  • April 9, 2013
    Arguable a Real Life case, eating too much fatty or sugary foot can be harmful and is in fact a problem in many first world nations, with obesity affecting a large percentage of the population, diabetes an related diseases lesser so.
  • April 9, 2013
    Perhaps some examples can be taken from the comments of this old very much alike YKTTW
  • April 9, 2013
    In one Halloween episode of The Simpsons, Homer sells his soul for a donut. However, he makes a deal that the devil will only get his soul once Homer eats the entire donut, so Homer saves one final piece and even puts a note telling others not to eat it. However, Homer ends up eating it himself despite knowing that doing so would doom him to Hell (and it does).
  • April 9, 2013
  • April 9, 2013
    • In Metal Gear Solid 3, Snake is explicitly told that eating a Deathcap mushroom will cause intense stomach pains and quickly kill you within half an hour. Snake's response is "Yeah, but how does it taste?" Medic nearly gives up in frustration. In game terms, you can cure the symptoms with stomach medicine.
  • April 9, 2013
    Table Top Games
    • Various monsters from Mortasheen can induce this
  • April 10, 2013
    Hmm, does eating fugu (poisonous blowfish) count? If properly prepared, there's a much smaller chance it will kill you, but there's still a risk involved.
  • April 10, 2013
    There's been several examples of this over at Not Always Right -- here's one.
  • April 15, 2013
    • Babylon Five: Vir Cotto and the Centauri inability to handle fast food.