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The [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 50 Foot Whatever]] is rampaging across town, bringing death and destruction. Suddenly, it sees a billboard, or an advertisement, or a plastic decoration that depicts some kind of food. Without second thought, the monster picks it up and proceeds to eat it, thinking it is [[TheTreacheryOfImages actual food]]. For an added bonus, the sign ''will'' effectively be actual food. Too many cartoons to mention have had coffee shops with a giant mug and donut on the top, only to have a nearby giant dunk the donut in the mug with a brown splash.

A shop that is ShapedLikeWhatItSells is liable to fall victim to this trope.

[[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] ChewingTheScenery. Necessarily.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* A ComicBook/FantasticFour/ ComicBook/IronMan crossover comic ''Big in Japan'' had a 50 Foot Whatever make Iron Man a sandwich, thinking he was actually an ally from way back when. The sandwich he made? It was two walls, a tanker truck, and a radio tower needle thing.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''/ ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' crossover, a giant version of Homer is rampaging around New New York City. The heroes manage to distract it with an image of Marge holding a steak broadcasted on that giant TV screen.
-->'''Lisa:''' That screen sure is realistic.
-->'''Fry:''' [[CouchGag So much that Leela crashes through it once a week!]]

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[[folder: Film ]]

* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Shrek}} 2'', the giant gingerbread man stops to drink coffee from the cup at the top of a [[BlandNameProduct Farbucks]] coffee shop. The customers inside the shop run away screaming in terror... across the street, into ''another'' Farbucks. But, to Mongo's irritation, there is no coffee in the giant cup.
* In ''[[Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids Honey, I Blew Up the Kid]]'', they attempt to distract Adam with an ice cream truck topped with a huge prop. Guess what happens when the kid catches up? Later, he yanks the guitar off the Hard Rock Cafe and tries to play it.
* ''TheMuppetMovie'' had a gag with a custard pie billboard containing an actual giant pie. When the heroes' car accidentally crashes into it, the pie goes flying into the windshield of pursuing villain Doc Hopper's car. As he rants over the failure of his latest attempt to catch Kermit, his driver and MinionWithAnFInEvil Max enjoys a taste of pie.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' [=/=] ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' features the [[SixthRanger Green Ranger/Dragon Ranger]]'s [=DragonZord/DragonCeaser=] picking up a smokestack (which looks like a candy-cane) and biting into it. [[RunningGag Every single time]] [[StockFootage its summoned]] for evil.
* A famous episode of ''LeaveItToBeaver'' has Whitey dare Beaver to climb up into a 3-D soup billboard to see if there was actual soup in the bowl.
** The scene was later duplicated in TheFilmOfTheSeries.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Parodied in the ''JohnnyBravo'' episode "Jumbo Johnny", where the giant-sized Johnny comes across a billboard depicting a hot, sexy lady and proceeds to flirt with it.
* In an episode of ''{{Futurama}}'' where Zoidberg's people invade and conquer Earth, the invaders end up building a gigantic walking crab-shaped robot/palace. To demonstrate its power, the robot first goes and destroys the hat-shaped billboard for Acme Collapsible Hats, by collapsing it. Then it destroys the Acme Accordion sign by squeezing it together. Then it tries to break the Acme Unbreakable Comb billboard. It tries again. It tries a third time. Then it finally just pushes the sign over and moves on.
** Also played with in the first "Anthology of Interest" episode. When Bender is rampaging through the city, he finds a [[BlandNameProduct Kentucky Slims]] factory, yanking one of the large smokestacks off and smoking it as if it were an actual giant cigarette.
* Just how many times has that giant donut outside the Lard Lad been used for this gag on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''?
* In the ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Sleepy Time", Plankton, dreaming he's a rampaging giant, picks up the Krusty Krab sign and licks it like a lollipop.
* The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' short featuring Larry-Boy versus the ''Fib from Outer Space'' has a couple instances of the giant-sized Fib playing with resteraunt signs, including an odd one that featuring a cow on a hampster wheel that goes rolling down the street.
* In a ''GarfieldAndFriends'' episode where Garfield [[MegaNeko gets giant]], he eats a hot-dog shaped hot dog stand.
* The giant in the ClassicDisneyShort "BraveLittleTailor" pulls an entire well out of the ground and drinks from it, then rolls up a haystack and smokes it like a cigarette, lighting it with a stove.
* While it didn't involve a 50-foot Whatever, the ''Series/{{ALF}}'' animated episode "Phantom Pilot" did feature a giant donut sign that was mechanically dunked into a giant coffee cup - Gordon tricked Larson Petty into flying his ship into it and getting stuck in the hole. And yes, the cup that the donut (and ship with Petty in it) was dunked into was full of coffee.
* A ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'' episode had several missles being fired. One of them hit a billboard with a pig, turning it into a ham.
* In the ''KimPossible'' episode "Partners", Dr. Drakken and [=DNAmy=] have teamed up to create a giant lizard that attacks Middleton. In short order, the lizard chomps down on the giant taco sign at Bueno Nacho, knocks a donut store's oversized donut into the giant coffee cup at a coffee shop, and bites on a giant neon pizza slice. Drakken and Amy are soon caged by a gigantic box of french fries from a burger stand.
* In one episode of ''{{Rugrats}}'', Tommy imagines himself as Reptar. After knocking over a cookie factory and finding "nothing but crumbs," he looks up and sees a giant, Reptar-sized cookie: the moon.
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