Ah, the SimpleStaff. Very versatile if you just add another thing to it.

* [[CoolSword Sword]] / [[KnifeNut Knife]] = BladeOnAStick
* [[AnAxeToGrind Axe]] = Poleaxe
* Fork = ProngsOfPoseidon
* Heavy Weight = DropTheHammer
* [[CoolGuns Gun]] = BoomStick
* Another Stick = FightingWithChucks

Of course, this trope isn't limited to just weapons. "On a stick" is a tradition of fair foods; including Twinkie on a Stick, Porkchop on a Stick, Ramen on a Stick... one year, the local internet access company handed out their startup discs as "Internet on a Stick".

If sticking something on a stick doesn't solve your problem, try sticking it on a BiggerStick.

'''Tropes on a Stick'''
* BladeOnAStick
* MotivationOnAStick

See also DoubleWeapon when you add more than one thing to it. Compare with InstantChucks.


* One advertisement for a lollipop described it as "a veritable banquet on a stick."
* One of the ads in the 2013 Super Bowl was a Tide detergent ad with a guy who got a Joe Montana shaped stain on his football jersey. In his ImagineSpot, people are coming to see the stain, and there's a guy selling "stain on a stick". No idea what kind of food it was though.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* When Luffy busts Don Krieg's Great Battle Spear in ''Manga/OnePiece'', he mocks it as now being just a "Bomb on a Stick".
** When Usopp becomes Sogeking, he uses a [[BratsWithSlingshots Slingshot]] on a Stick.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': The Solvernia uses a [[ThisIsADrill Drill]] on a Stick

[[folder:Card Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
** "X on a stick" is a generic term for a spell placed on a permanent (like an artifact, enchantment, or land). This is because of the original Stick, [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=212626 Isochron Scepter]], which allows the repeated casting of a spell.
** The Boggarts of Lorwyn have a habit of attaching random things to sticks. [[http://magiccards.info/lw/en/148.html Adder-Staff Boggart]], for example, has a live snake tied to his staff (hence the name). The flavor text of [[http://magiccards.info/lw/en/157.html Caterwauling Boggart]] (whose staff has several frogs attached) [[LampshadedTrope lampshades]] it.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'', the Rat on a Stick is a wieldable item that lets you [[EscapeBattleTechnique automatically escape]] from low-level monsters.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''SurfsUp'' features squid on a stick. TastesLikeChicken.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'': "One Fun-side special coming right up. Seaweed on a stick."
* The Movie ''{{Hoodwinked}}'' features the character of the Woodman who's day job is selling Schnitzel on a Stick and has an entire song and dance number featuring the food item.
** As a note, the concept of Schnitzel may have been what lead to the invention of the corndog.

* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'s Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler will sell almost anything "onna stick!", including Rat on a Stick for dwarfs.
** At one point his Omnian [[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals counterpart]] Cut-Me-Own-Hand-Off Dhblah sells ''yogurt'' on a stick.
* ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'': a sow's head on a stick
* The ''Literature/{{Peeps}}'' chapter title, "Snake on a Stick", refers to a parasitic worm that can grow in a person's leg that early doctors would remove by slowly wrapping it around a stick. [[{{squick}} Not Food.]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* An early ''Series/DadsArmy'' episode has the Home Guard platoon improvising spears by tying kitchen knives to broom handles. Mainwaring chews out Pike for not taking the brush off the other end.
* One of the earliest "Late Night with ''DavidLetterman''" RunningJoke was Larry "Bud" Melman (Calvert [=DeForrest=]) selling toast-on-a-stick.
* In [[Recap/StargateAtlantisS02E12Epiphany an episode]] of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' where a character ties a camera to a wooden stick, another character jokingly calls it a "MALP-on-a-stick".
* On ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', the Minuteman Cafe once offered "Critter on a Stick".
* PBS Kids Sprout's ''[[Film/HighSchoolMusical Preschool Musical]] on a Stick''. When Music/TheWiggles joined Sprout, it became ''Preschool Musical on Two Sticks''
* The Bajoran confection ''jumja'', made from the sap of the ''jumja'' tree, and known to ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' production staff as "glop on a stick".
* There's a RunningGag in ''Series/ICarly'' where the manager of the local smoothie restaurant T-Bo tries to sell random items of food on a stick like pickles or a tacos.
* One Earboy sketch in an early season of ''Series/AllThat'' has the titular character's lunch of pork on a stick inspiring his mentor, [[AffectionateParody Ross Perot]], on a way to help him fit it.

[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* ''JeffDunham'': José Jalapeño on a [[FunetikAksent Steek]].
** ''Controlled Chaos'' discussed him as an ImprovisedWeapon.
* An ''Upright Citizens Brigade'' sketch suggests the efficiency of using dog poo on a stick as a weapon.

* ''{{BIONICLE}}'': Matau uses a [[ChainsawGood buzzsaw]] on a stick and Whenua a [[ThisIsADrill drill]] on a stick

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Crafting in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''. A torch is coal on a stick, a redstone torch is a pile of crushed redstone on a stick, an iron sword is two ingots on a stick, and a diamond pickaxe is three diamonds on two sticks.
* ''VideoGame/MapleStory'' has poo on a stick as an item that repelled monsters.
* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 2'': Skorge uses a double [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] on a stick
* One of the food items you can find in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' is Squirrel On A Stick. [[FridgeLogic Even though you never see squirrels in the game.]] This could be problematic if you consider where [[ImAHumanitarian some other foods come from]].
** The earlier games had Iguanna-Onna-Stick as an oft-found food-item. Gross, but at least you could tell what it was, unlike the 'Mystery Kabob'...
* ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' lets you stick two chainsaws on opposite ends of an oar with [[DuctTapeForEverything duct tape]].
** Don't forget the machete on the end of a broom handle combo weapon.
* ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'': Don't underestimate the power of sticking something to a stick.
* ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur IV]]'': Seong Mi-Na's JokeWeapon is a "pimp-slap on a stick" instead of the usual BladeOnAStick.
* ''VideoGame/{{Team Fortress 2}}'' has the Sun-on-a-Stick for the Scout.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''Webanimation/{{RWBY}}'': Nora uses a [[EdibleBludgeon watermelon on a stick]] in Volume 2, Episode 1.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The Squid-Onna-Stick has become something of an internal meme in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. The original was a demonic spear from the Dimension of Pain, which could turn anyone stabbed by it into a demon. And it looked just like a squid on a stick. Later, several identical weapons have shown up that are ACTUALLY a squid on a stick, or a squid-like organism on a stick...
** There's also Zombie-Head-on-a-Stick, or ZHOAS, as she's usually called.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' features "Mimmoth on a Stick" as a carnival food -- where a mimmoth is a tiny mammoth. There is also a ''ComicBook/{{Buck Godot|Zap Gun for Hire}}'' ShoutOut, where poiled slurgs are served "Fried! Onna stick!"
* ''Webcomic/MeatShield'' has Mr. [[http://www.meatshield.net/archive/who-turned-off-the-lights/ Lich-on-a-stick]].
* Leo of ''VGCats'' gives us Rat-on-a-Stick, but it's called the Rat-Flail instead.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} "For the love... of... Hilary Duff... on a stick!"]]
* ''WebVideo/EpicMealTime'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT78iih9cws Epic Meal Sticks]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Addition of a rag makes a handy washing implement.
--> ''I wash myself with a rag on a stick.''
** On a stick is the preferred method of serving and eating Klav Kahlash.
* [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants "HEART ON STICK MUST DIE!"]]
** "A King Size Ultra Krabby Supreme with the works, double batter fried... on a stick."
* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Sixteen}}'', Jude worked at a restaurant where every food item on the menu was served on sticks.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': in "Fast Feud", Daffy opens the store "Stuff on Sticks", selling pizza, watermelon, snails, fishsticks, etc. on a stick.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Let us not forget the real-life restaurant chain, Hot Dog on a Stick.
* Many, many varieties of food, mostly at fairs and fast-food things. It's convenient for the consumer and cheap for the seller (no plates and utensils to buy and stock) plus it produces minimal trash, reducing expenses associated with that.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-tank_grenade Lunge Mine]] - an anti-tank grenade on a stick used in [[SuicideAttack 'Tokko']] [[WorldWarTwo attacks]].
** The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spar_torpedo Spar Torpedo]] is an earlier nautical version of this trope: A bomb strapped to a pole and rammed into an enemy ship.