To demonstrate the excess and luxury of wealth, a character will be shown reclining and being fed some small tasty food, usually grapes. The character can be [[RecliningReigner reclined on a couch, a throne, a stack of luxurious pillows]], or even the [[LapPillow lap of an attractive servant]]. Frequently included in the scene are live performers, such as [[BellyDancer belly dancers]] or musicians, and servants shading or fanning the reclining character. Bonus point if the character demands that the grapes be peeled. If part of a DrunkWithPower plot, expect the feeders to be unwilling and, [[StatusQuoIsGod once status quo is restored,]] resentful.

The poor man's version of this trope involves being pampered by a loved one, especially if that loved one is (or would like to be) romantically entangled with the recipient. See ThroughHisStomach.

A [[LuxuryTropes Luxury Trope]], usually used in settings related to AncientRome, AncientGreece, ArabianNightsDays, and [[SimSimSalabim Western depictions]] of the Golden Age of {{India}}. Unrelated to ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath''.


* In ''Film/AClockworkOrange,'' Alex imagines being fed grapes by naked women.
* Referenced in ''I'm No Angel'' with the Creator/MaeWest line, "Beulah, peel me a grape."
* During the Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony segment of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', where the male and female centaurs are all pairing up, there's a shot of one of the happy couples together where the male is reclining against the female while she feeds him grapes. The scene can be watched [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqajBoOA8lo#t=1m32s here]].
* Caesar (Creator/DomDeLuise) gets this treatment in ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI''.
* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' played out this scenario with pomegranate seeds.
* In ''Film/TheAvengers1998'', [[MsFanservice Emma Peel]] rescues Steed and brings him to her apartment. As he's lying on a couch, she offers him a grape as a reference to this trope. '''Mrs. Peel:''' Grape? I bought them specially.
* A version of this trope was used in ''Film/FromHell'' whereby Dr. Gull used grapes (injected with a narcotic) to entice the girls with. Fresh fruit would have been a luxury to the East End poor and grapes were considered especially exotic and desirable because they had to be grown in greenhouses (importation not then being commercially feasible). They were also a perfect vehicle for deliverable the correct dose of drug with.

* In ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'', the hero is a prince who has a number of scantily clad young women to peel grapes and feed them to him, although he doesn't approve of this. He even asks that they don't peel the grapes, as the skin contains more vitamins.
* In ''Discworld/SmallGods'' the Tyrant of Ephebe mentions that slaves will come in shortly with grapes, and that it's quite hard to stop it from happening.
* Dol feeds Meb grapes just prior to them having sex for the first time in "The Call of Earth", the second book in OrsonScottCard's "Homecoming" series.
* Lampshaded briefly by Creator/UmbertoEco in one of his essays.
* In the Literature/TheBlissBakery series, someone exploits people who have been temporarily turned into zombies to feed him grapes.

* In the 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' episode "I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle", one of King Tut's female accomplices feeds him grapes while fanning him.
* The television version of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', during the Guide entry about luxury planets, showed a typical luxury-planet-owner reclining on a couch surrounded by scantily-clad women, who were feeding him individually-plucked morsels. Being cleaned by kisses, breast-rubbing, and so forth may be sensual, but it wouldn't make the grape taste very good. The guy promptly yawns and feeds the thing to his dog.
* This happens in ''Series/IClaudius'' a few times. At least once it was {{Subverted}}, as Claudius was being poisoned by his wife feeding him food from her own plate.
* [[http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/grapes/1199681/ This]] ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch.
* ''Series/{{Rome}}''. Marc Antony has a prostitute in a gauzy toga feed him a slice of pear while he's hearing petitions as a tribune of Rome. The moral-to-a-fault Lucius Vorenus is not impressed.
* Lampshaded and implied in ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', when Dwight is eating grapes by lowering them into his mouth in a similar fashion. Micheal makes his usual [[CatchPhrase "That's what she said"]] joke and has to explain it to Dwight. He mumbles a vague explanation that invokes this trope.

* "Peel Me A Grape", written by David Frishberg, sung by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIIPxq9SZeI Blossom Dearie]], Dusty Springfield, and Diana Krall, among others.
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* The music video for the Cake song "Rock and Roll Lifestyle" includes an image of the rock-and-roller eating grapes off a platter.

* In ''{{Pippin}}'', just after Pippin mentions "fresh fruit" in his monologue about enjoying the simple things in life, a girl appears with little on her lovely body but a few bunches of grapes. "Oh yes... and women."

* Referenced in ''VideoGame/CrashTagTeamRacing'' in one of Doctor Neo Cortex's "starting line" quotes, in which he mentions that he wants to be "hand-fed grapes and drink lots of creamy soda" after he wins the race.

* At the end of one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Mr. Burns is fed Spanish peanuts in bed by Smithers while recovering from a near-death experience. He orders Smithers to remove the skins of the peanuts individually. This is a direct homage to ''Film/AClockworkOrange.''
* Staple shorthand for Warner Bros. in the GoldenAgeOfAnimation.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', [[TheHedonist Hedonism-Bot]] seems to have been constructed entirely to be the ''recipient'' of this treatment.
* Happens during the finale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' - Azula is initially enjoying her new power but it soon becomes apparent that she has been brought up to conquer, not to rule...
* In ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman'', Hades is depicted as an obscenely overweight slob who enjoys eating grapes, and demands to have them served to him by the damned he has enslaved.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' had Papa Smurf pampered by his one-time love Flowerbell who fed him smurfberries in this fashion.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]'', while Cadance and Twilight are [[AsYouKnow explaining to Spike]] why he's being treated as a LivingLegend, a crystal mare feeds him gemstones from a chalice while he lounges on a couch, and a crystal stallion fans him with a palm leaf.

* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0225.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'', Miko sarcarstically suggests that the gang take in the luxury of being fanned and fed grapes. Haley tries to get that arranged, and is a bit annoyed to find that Roy gets the treatment [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0227.html later]].
* Dora considers amending her employee's employment contracts to include feeding her grapes, in [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=452 this]] ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' strip.

* ''TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/article/obama-fed-grapes-while-urging-press-conference-to--32540 Obama Fed Grapes While Urging Press Conference To Enjoy Orgy]]

* Not canon, but [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} this]] [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=485572 picture]], drawn most likely by an extreme fan of Cirno.
* Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas used to use a cartoon Caesar mascot, for example on its [[http://www.casino-tokens.com/images/ProofCaesarsPalace66.jpg gaming tokens]], who was depicted on a lounge chair, being fed grapes (Caesar was also holding a dagger, just in case).
* In Creator/BobGeldof 's autobiography ''Literature/IsThatIt''? he recalls an anecdote from his childhood. Because the family almost never ate grapes (they were too expensive), young Bob decided he'd give up grapes for Lent. It backfired, though, when his dad bought grapes for the family.