A subtrope of Amusing Injuries
in which a burst of flame, explosion, or just crashing into a wall or tree instantly burns the feathers or fur off of something and magically turns it into a perfectly-roasted chicken or turkey, complete with bone drumsticks, or any other choice cut of meat. Sometimes the roast also comes complete with plates and other silverware.
Most definitely this is not
how things work in real life — proper cooking requires carefully-controlled times and temperatures.
Cousin Trope to Meat-O-Vision
and, for heat applied to vegetables, see Popcorn on the Cob
. Contrast with the harsh aversion, Oven Logic
, where a character forgets the "carefully-controlled time and temperature" bit.
Film - Animation
- In Munchkin, the monster "Giant Angry Chicken" is worth one extra level if it is defeated by flame. Yummy fried chicken!
- In Drol, shooting a flying turkey turns it into a nice roast.
- In Devil World, Tamagon can breathe fire on the Faceless Eye to turn it into a tasty fried egg. (The Japanese term for fried egg literally means "cooked eyeball.")
- In Minecraft, any chicken, pig, or cow will become one or several cooked pieces of the appropriate meat if burned to death.
- "Pilgrim's Bounty", World of Warcraft's Thanksgiving event, has turkeys that can be hunted. When killed, they turn into a fully-dressed roast.
- One reward for completing the event is a non-combat pet that features the same turkey model. Under ordinary circumstances it's fine, but if it comes within a certain radius of a cooking fire it will leap upon it and instantly turn itself into a roast. Now that's efficiency!
- Really, any mob that uses the turkey model is capable of this trope. Turkey pet killed in a pet battle? Instant roast! Kill the turkeys in Howling Fjord for the achievement? Instant roast for each one! Get transformed into a turkey and get killed (or feign death) while in that form? You become an instant roast! Oh, and fire isn't required; any method of killing will do.
- In Psychonauts, killing various critters (birds, squirrels, etc.) with Pyrokinesis turns them into miniature roasts which restore health.
- Scribblenauts: Whenever livestock such as pigs, cows, and chicken go near fire, they turn into cooked meat.
- In at least one SNES Astérix platformer, punching a boar turned it into a roast, healing the player character when eaten.
- In Duke Nukem I, shooting the chicken item turns it into a perfect roast worth much more health. Shooting it again destroys it.
- In Toki, shooting down the flying turkey Bungataras roasts it into a nice bonus food item.
- One of the Homestar Runner Summer Short Shorts, The Millionzoic Era, has The Cheat as a dinosaur drinking lava from a volcano and breathing fire one caveman versions of Homestar, Marzipan and Strong Bad, turning them into a chicken leg, a steak, and a lobster tail.
- Dragon Tales, Ord cooks popcorn by throwing the unpopped kernels into the air and roasting them with his fire breath.
- Done in Timon & Pumbaa with vicious guinea fowl, first by a fiery discharge from Timon's rocket booster which fried several birds, then by setting the rocket-propelled car to explode, finishing off the lot of them. Timon eats a guinea fowl drumstick and pronounces it delicious.
- In Tiny Toon Adventures, an American bald eagle incinerated by some fireworks bears a striking resemblance to a Thanksgiving turkey.
- In the cartoon "I Eats My Spinach", Popeye's Megaton Punch turns a bull into a meat market stocked with beef hocks, steaks, and deli cuts.
- In Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor, Sindbad's roc takes Popeye to a volcano. Popeye returns with a giant roast chicken, "with gravy".
- Done in the Woody Woodpecker short "The Hollywood Matador," by Woody simply running headfirst into a charging bull.
- In the Tex Avery short "One Cab's Family", a speeding car hits a pig and a chicken, which land back as a plate of ham and eggs.
- In the Mickey Mouse short "The Adorable Couple," Donald and Daisy become roast ducks when the sun shines too brightly.
- In the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "The Fry Cook Games," Patrick flips over the pole, and lands on a handle of deep fryer, sending it the crowd, turning them into fishsticks.