Created By: HaggisMcCrablice on November 15, 2012 Last Edited By: rodneyAnonymous on December 25, 2012
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Blasted to Golden Perfection

Fire turns whatever it touches to a tasty roasted treat.

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A subtrope of Amusing Injuries in which a burst of flame, explosion, or just crashing into a wall or tree instantly burns the feathers or fur off of something and magically turns it into a perfectly-cooked chicken or turkey, complete with bone drumsticks, or any other choice cut of meat. It's funnier if the victim isn't particularly avian in any way and it still looks chicken-like. Cousin Trope to Meat-O-Vision and, for heat applied to vegetables, see Popcorn on the Cob.

Most definitely this is not how things work in real life -- proper cooking requires carefully-controlled times and temperatures.

  • Done in Timonand Pumbaa with vicious guinea fowl, first by a fiery discharge from Timon's rocket booster which fried several birds, then by setting the rocket-propelled car to explode, finishing off the lot of them. Timon eats a guinea fowl drumstick and pronounces it delicious.
  • An American bald eagle incinerated by some fireworks in Tiny Toon Adventures bears a striking resemblance to a Thanksgiving turkey.
  • Non-avian example: Popeye's punch turns a bull into a meat market stocked with beef hocks, steaks, and deli cuts.
  • Done in the Woody Woodpecker short "The Hollywood Matador" as well, by Woody simply running headfirst into a charging bull.
  • In Mulan, Mushu breathes fire on Shang Yu's hawk, leaving it featherless. It even appears headless for a moment, as it had tucked it into its neck.
    Now that's what I call Mongolian barbecue.
  • In Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor, Sindbad's roc takes Popeye to a volcano. Popeye returns with a giant roast chicken, "with gravy".
  • On the Tex Avery short "One Cab's Family", a speeding car hits a pig and a chicken, which land back as a plate of ham and eggs.
  • In Drol, shooting the flying turkey turns it into a nice roast.
  • In Devil World, Tamagon can breathe fire on the Faceless Eye to turn it into a tasty fried egg. (The Japanese term for fried egg literally means "fried eyeball.")
  • Any chicken, pig, or cow in Minecraft will become one or several cooked pieces of the appropriate meat if burned to death.
Community Feedback Replies: 27
  • November 15, 2012
    DracMonster
    Blasted To Perfection (90% of examples will be explosions, fire or being shot I think - works for all three!)

  • November 15, 2012
    TonyG
    • In Mulan, Mushu breathes fire on Shang Yu's hawk, leaving it featherless. It even appears headless for a moment, as it had tucked it into its neck.
      Now that's what I call Mongolian barbecue.
    • In Popeye The Sailor Meets Sindbad The Sailor, Sindbad's roc takes Popeye to a volcano. Popeye returns with a giant roast chicken, "with gravy".
    • On the Tex Avery short "One Cab's Family", a speeding car hits a pig and a chicken, which land back as a plate of ham and eggs.
  • November 15, 2012
    Stratadrake
    Really, really misleading title. "Playing chicken" has a very established meaning for that game where two people in (usually) cars try to ram each other and whomever swerves out of the way ("chickens out") loses.
  • November 15, 2012
    CaveCat
    Seconding Blasted To Perfection.

    • In Ice Age: The Meltdown, a dodo that was crossing over an area laden with geyser pits gets turned into a roast chicken after one such geyser goes off under it.
  • November 16, 2012
    WeAreAllKosh
    ^^ Speaking of which, do we have a trope for the act of "playing chicken" (or any sort of brinksmanship)? If we don't, we need one, so let's not use up this title for something totally different. Blasted To Perfection is a good name, albeit somewhat ambiguous in relation to the meaning (the play on "cooked to perfection" may not be immediately obvious). May I suggest Instant Fried Chicken?
  • November 16, 2012
    acrobox
    or maybe Instant Roast
  • November 16, 2012
    DracMonster
    I was thinking "roasted to perfection" when I proposed it.

    Also, three "better name" tags, first I've seen that, lol.
  • November 16, 2012
    Stratadrake
    ^ The record was seven ... or eight ... we lost count before discarding it.
  • November 16, 2012
    Prfnoff
    Two video game examples, neither actually involving chickens:
    • In Drol, shooting the flying turkey turns it into a nice roast.
    • In Devil World, Tamagon can breathe fire on the Faceless Eye to turn it into a tasty fried egg. (The Japanese term for fried egg literally means "fried eyeball.")
  • November 16, 2012
    HaggisMcCrablice
    Perhaps "Flash-Cooked Mook"? Or "Cooked Goose"? "Chump Roast"? "Roast Turkeys Are Everywhere"? And, surprisingly, no Tropes for the game of playing chicken. It's a staple of every other fifties-era film or popular song.
  • November 17, 2012
    Ryusui
  • November 17, 2012
    acrobox
    I like Cooked Goose
  • November 17, 2012
    HeroShepherd
    one more for Blasted To Perfection
  • November 17, 2012
    robinjohnson
  • November 17, 2012
    PsiPaula4
  • November 17, 2012
    Twentydragon
    • Any chicken, pig, or cow in Minecraft will become one or several cooked pieces of the appropriate meat if burned to death.
  • November 17, 2012
    Quatic
    But do mention in the description that this is most definitely not how things work in real life -- proper cooking requires comparatively carefully controlled times and temperatures.
  • November 17, 2012
    HaggisMcCrablice
    I think that's a given, but I'll make a note.

    I've seen it done with popcorn, too, but what about vegetables, fruits and other crops? Like, tearing up a cotton field and the cotton magically bales itself? Or blowing up apples and pumpkins that fly up and come down as tasty baked pies? Any cartoon or comic ever do that joke?

  • November 17, 2012
    acrobox
    ive seen those before too. sometimes they get blasted not just to being fully cooked food items but also come complete with plates and other silver ware.
  • November 18, 2012
    KingZeal
    Blasted To Roasted Perfection would probably be best.
  • November 21, 2012
    aurora369
    In the Munchkin card game, the monster "Giant Angry Chicken" is worth one extra level if it is defeated by flame. Yummy fried chicken!
  • November 22, 2012
    justanid
    2nd for Instant Roast
  • November 23, 2012
    DracMonster
    • "Pilgrim's Bounty," World Of Warcraft's Thanksgiving event, has turkeys that can be hunted. When killed, they turn into a fully-dressed roast.
  • November 23, 2012
    TBTabby
    One of the Homestar Runner Summer Short Shorts, The Millionzoic Era, has The Cheat as a dinosaur drinking lava from a volcano and breathing fire one caveman versions of Homestar, Marzipan and Strong Bad, turning them into a chicken leg, a steak, and a lobster tail.
  • December 25, 2012
    randomsurfer
    In the original Duke Nukem game a turkey leg gives you 100 points and one point of health, but if you shoot it it turns into a whole turkey and gives you double the points & health.
  • December 25, 2012
    Prfnoff
    Of the titles suggested so far, I favor Instant Roast.
  • December 25, 2012
    Bisected8
    • In Psychonauts, killing various critters (birds, squirrels, etc.) with Pyrokinesis turns them into miniature roasts which restore help.

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