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One of the common Moon myths in Western culture is the saying that it is comprised of "green"[[hottip:*:originally meaning "young"]] cheese.
This can manifest in many ways in fiction, often for laughs
. For example, the moon may be depicted as made of Cartoon Cheese
(possibly even a shade of green), and it may even be inhabited by moon mice (since mice love cheese
and all that).
In Video Games
, this can overlap with Level Ate
as applied to lunar settings.
See also The Man in the Moon
, the other common Western folklore about the moon.
- An old Ronald McDonalds ad featured the mascot attempting to reach the moon to collect cheese for the restaurant's burgers.
- In the opening song of Merrily We Roll Along's second act, a long list of maybes includes "Maybe the moon is cheese".
- Xanth's moon is described as being cheese on the near side, honey on the far side.
- In the NES game of DuckTales, one level is the Moon, and one of its collectibles is a piece of cheese.
- The "Moon Fondue" level in Spyro 2: Season of Flame on the Game Boy Advance is comprised of green, cheese-like terrain and includes a race of mouse astronauts.
- In King's Quest VII: The Princless Bride, during one chapter the moon falls out of sky into Falderal (a place based on wordplay and literal figures of speech) and it's revealed to be just a wheel of Cartoon Cheese. The player is tasked with finding some way of getting it back in the sky before they can leave the area.
- The Tom and Jerry short, "O Solar Meow", ends with Jerry on the moon, which has large quantities of cheese. Another short featured Tom and Jerry operating a lunar mining operation, where the caverns were made entirely of cheese.
- Wallace & Gromit's debut short film, "A Grand Day Out", revolved around the characters travelling to the moon to get cheese. The second short film, "The Wrong Trousers" later made a reference to it in a newspaper article mentioning how sales of "moon cheese" are soaring.