Cheesy Moon
Everyone knows it is made of green cheese!


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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.


Examples

Advertising

  • An old Ronald McDonalds ad featured the mascot attempting to reach the moon to collect cheese for the restaurant's burgers.

AC:Musical

  • In the opening song of Merrily We Roll Along's second act, a long list of maybes includes "Maybe the moon is cheese".

Literature

  • Xanth's moon is described as being cheese on the near side, honey on the far side.

Video Games

  • 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.

Western Animation

  • 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.

New Media

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