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->''You wake up in the morning and you look at your old spoon, and you say to yourself, "Mick, it's time to get yourself a new spoon." And you do.''
-->-- '''[[Music/TheRollingStones Mick Jagger]]'''
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No idea why, but spoons are funny somehow. Maybe it's because "spoon" belongs to the InherentlyFunnyWords. Interestingly, the word "spoony" has nothing to do with actual spoons. - Even better than ordinary spoons are {{spork}}s.

If you want to add examples, keep in mind that they should be at least somewhat funny. This trope isn't about "[[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs Spoons Exist.]]" Or people named Spooner, or such.

No relation to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV a certain]] [[QuirkyBard Spoony Bard]]. [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Or that other Spoony.]] Or {{Spoonerism}}s.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Nnoitra's collar with a very unusually, very large back is popularly referred to by fans as his "big spoon."
* In the first episode of ''LightNovel/KyouKaraMaou'', Yuuri is perplexed by the spork he's expected to use to eat his dinner. It even gets a brief pan-up shot.
* In ''Anime/OccultAcademy'', Bunmei defeated the alien invaders with a spoon.
* It's both funny and adorable when the title character of ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' angrily demands a spoon in the first episode. Watch it (looped for 10 minutes) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8oHR98xamw here]].

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' has Phil, the Prince of Insufficient Light, who's armed with a big pitch-spoon and [[GoshDarnItToHeck darns people to heck]]. (Creator/ScottAdams wanted to use {{Satan}}, but was prevented by a good case of ExecutiveMeddling.)

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/DumbledoresArmyAndTheYearOfDarkness'', Luna Lovegood can do magic with a spoon replacing her wand. Which she uses to make a picture made from food permanent, instead of [[WhatAnIdiot using it to escape and break her friends out]].
* ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'' has [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons spoons+4]]! (Knives only get +3, and forks +2. Now what's best?)

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', WALL•E finds a spork and spends a moment wondering if it belongs with his collection of spoons or forks, and then sets it down in between the two piles.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/MouseHunt'': My Goodness. What a treasure. What a legacy. Spoons! SPOONS! So many spoons, so little time.
* In ''Film/TheRoom'', Johnny inexplicably has a framed photograph of a spoon on his coffee table. This was so odd, that [[AudienceParticipation audience members have taken to bringing plastic spoons with them to shows and throwing them at the screen whenever it appears.]]
* In ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', Bruce is sitting in a diner and realizing his new omnipotence. He parts his tomato soup like the red sea, does kinethesis with table items, then starts to asks for a spoon which suddenly comes out of his own mouth as he says the funny word. "Excuse me, I need a ''spooo-ulgh!''"
* ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'': "I'm going to cut your heart out WITH A SPOON!"
* In ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'', Diego challenges Alejandro to a duel. Alejandro grabs his sword. Diego brandishes a spoon. After the initial gag/double-take, Diego [[DontExplainTheJoke explains]] that the only way Alejandro's going to get within striking distance of the man he wants vengeance on is by learning guile, subterfuge... and courtly table manners.
* In ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' a tiny house is searched by thirteen legionnaires, looking for Brian. Although the entire Peoples' Front of Judaea (including Brian) is hiding there, they find nothing, so they leave. A few moments later they return, because "there's one place we didn't look!". This time they find a spoon.

* At the end of ''Literature/TheHobbit'', Bilbo suspects that his relative Lobelia Sackville-Baggins stole a number of his silver spoons. By the time of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', he hasn't forgotten, and his goodbye present to her is a bunch of silver spoons "as a ''present''". Lobelia isn't particularly amused. She still takes the spoons, though.
* Edward Lear upped this trope with his "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lear_Runcible_spoon.png runcible spoon]]". And now you know.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' has the question "What is your favorite spoon?" as a parody of vapid questions asked by celebrity journalists. It also has, at the banquet, Vetinari picking up a spoon and apparently examining it with great care and deliberation as if it's an exotic artifact.
** In ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} The Bursar]] is asked to converse with Hex, a {{Magitek}} super-computer, and one of the things he says is "I've got a spoon of my own, you know."

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The Cardassians of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', a sort of evil totalitarian space version of old Japan with an extra helping of cold-blooded, are called "spoonheads" as a demeaning insult.
* In the {{Prison}} arc of ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Jamal and Hector have broken up because Hector is worried about what their respective gangs will think of their hitherto SecretRelationship. The Black and Latino gangs go to war, and Jamal hands out weapons to his gang members. One of them is dismayed that he wound up with a spoon. Jamal slaps him on the shoulder and says, "Well, let's hope the other guy's got soup!", thus encouraging him.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' invokes and then takes it right UpToEleven. The spoon is critical to the [=DenLiner=] Owner's mealtime ritual, and later on we see a collection of... ''overly reimagined'' spoons. Scissor spoons. Nunchuck spoons. A twisted spoon intended as a pinky ring. [[WidgetSeries It's that kind of show]].
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Seventh Doctor will play the spoons musically at the drop of a hat. Several regenerations later, the Twelfth uses one to beat Myth/RobinHood in a sword fight.
** The show's 50[[superscript:th]] anniversary comedy special ''Recap/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot'' features a scene that combines this trope with both WackyCravings and ActorAllusion: a very pregnant Georgia Tennant/Moffett (Doctor #5 Creator/PeterDavison's daughter) is shown scooping up her ice cream with an enormous celery stalk.
* In the ''Series/InsideNo9'' episode "Cold Comfort", crisis helpline volunteer Andy overhears a call where a colleague keeps asking a client if they have tried using a spoon to fix their problem. What the problem ''is'' and what they need the spoon for can't be heard; but his expression suggests he doesn't think he wants to know.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* The WidgetSeries ''Téléchat'' sometimes had the ostrich (puppet) moderator Lola have a talk round with a fork and a spoon (also sapient).

[[folder:Print Media]]
* ''PrivateEye'''s parody of lifestyle columns, "Me and My Spoon".

* "[[Music/{{Soundgarden}} Spoonman... come together with your hands...]]" Inspired by an actual street musician who [[EverythingIsAnInstrument uses spoons as instruments]], too!
* The American rock band [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoon_%28band%29 Spoon]]
** And the Canadian New Wave band [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoons_%28band%29 Spoons]]
* Various things are used as instruments in many Music/SongsToWearPantsTo songs, like spoons.
* Many "jug bands" of American folk music also use spoons as instruments.
* [[Music/AlanisMorissette "It's like 10000 spoons when all you need is a knife..."]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV "You spoony bard!"]]
* [[VideoGame/ChexQuest Chex Quest]], a kid-friendly {{VideoGame/Doom}} GameMod replaced the Doom Marines fists with a Spoon... that somehow teleports enemies away. It was supposed to sell cereal after all. Of course they had to replace the chainsaw too, so they added a spinning-bladed laser-infused '''[[LethalJokeItem spork]]'''.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' features a unique item called Ysgramor's Soup Spoon. It's a fork.
-->'''Calixto:''' Now, I know what you're thinking - that's not a spoon, it's a fork! No one can eat soup with a fork. Well, my friend, you did not know Ysgramor.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/SaladFingers''
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Spoon is a living spoon who suffers all sorts of unfortunate events.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Dan from ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' once defeat seven Death Knights with a spork, though we [[NoodleIncident never get to see it]].
* Jane from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' uses a spoon [[ImprobableWeaponUser as her weapon of choice]].
* In [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/197 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'', Eric becomes fascinated with a spoon under the influence (of coffee).
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has both the madman Ogglespoon (in the Storm King opera) and a hand-cranked Runcible (spoon) gun. (Which goes "spork" just in case you missed the hint from the name...)
* ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan: Oracle for Hire'' has a minor character named Runcible Spoon. Why? It's funny to hear his assistant shout, "Curse you, Runcible Spoon!"

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/TheHorriblySlowMurdererWithTheExtremelyInefficientWeapon''. The murderer's weapon is an ordinary spoon.
* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment''. Went UpToEleven with ''[[BlackComedyRape Spooning with Spoony]]''.
* Taken UpToEleven in the online videogame remake ''VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame'', where an optional sidequest is to find all the spoons hidden throughout the city. Doing so unlocks an alternate ending [[spoiler:where it's revealed that Johnny is from a race of spoon-obsessed aliens, who turn the Earth into a spoon.]]
* Wiki/TVTropes:
** JustForFun/{{SPOON}}, definitely.
** And a lot of tropes with "spoon" in the title:
*** AteTheSpoon
*** CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon
*** GreasySpoon
*** SpoonyBard, obviously.
*** Spoon Speaker is just a redirect nowadays, sadly. As is LikeGagMeWithASpoon.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' has his battlecry "SPOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!" Why does he yell that? Because he's ridiculous. Nonetheless someone's about to be clobbered.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rejected}}'' one clip begins with the statement [[CaptainObvious "my spoon is too big!"]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheKidsFromRoom402'', Polly is an immigrant obsessed with spoons. She's got a spoon collection, and makes a spoon exhibition for the science fair. She once started a spoon hospital.
* The fingerprint crook from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' uses a dirty spoon to threaten his victims.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' ("Dear John"), Rocko's kitchen was destroyed by an errant falling satellite just days before a house party. He goes on a game show hoping to win a new kitchen and he wins a spoon. He is told that he'd have to compete in the show for the rest of the summer to win the whole kitchen.
* A [[HeelFaceTurn reformed villain]] in ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' had the power to control spoons. [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower He actually managed to subdue two unreformed former partners with it]].
* Used for [[BlackComedy Black Comedy]] in ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''. [[TheDitz Lumpy]] had his leg pinned under a tree and after checking his pockets for something to free himself, he finds only a paper clip, a button... and a spoon. Given the nature of the show, [[LifeOrLimbDecision you'd guess]] [[SelfHarm what he does]] with it.
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' has this exchange as Rick is fending off an enemy while disarmed and injured:
-->'''Rick:''' Morty, I don't want to be the "a little help" guy, but a little help?\\
''(Morty tosses him an ordinary silver spoon and Rick [[OnceKilledAManWithANoodleImplement gouges the enemy's eye with it.]])''\\
'''Rick:''' A spoon, Morty? A spoon?!\\
'''Morty:''' I'm sorry.\\
'''Rick:''' There's a pile of silverware next to you, and you throw me [[HypocriticalHumor the one thing that can never kill anything?]]\\
'''Morty:''' All right, okay!\\

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Also, there's Spoon Sports. They make custom-tuned cars. Apparently, they took their name from The Spoon, a particularly nasty (and spoon-shaped) curve on the old Suzuka Circuit.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoonerism Spoonerisms]].
* Ornate collectible spoons have been a common souvenir since the mid-19th century. No one is sure why.
* Inverted with the [[http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/ "Spoon Theory"]] (actually, it's an analogy) of what it's like to live with a disability or long-term illness.