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->''"I suspect it would be like most cartoons. You know, we'd start to go nuts after a while and I would look at Homestar and he would look like a big steak. And then Homestar would look at me and I'd look like, you know, some kinda brownie sundae. So we'd chase each other around the island, trying to eat each other. And at some point, my foot would look like a sandwich, and I would put salt on it and try to eat it, and it's like 'Oh, it's my foot!'"''
-->-- '''Strong Bad''' (describing what would happen if he was on a desert island with Homestar), ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''

A character has been suffering from hunger for days or weeks, and begins to hallucinate. Is that a delicious steak dinner, a giant hot dog, or a large roast fowl sitting right next to him? No, it's one of their friends, who is now staring back at him oddly, wondering "{{Why are you looking at me like that}}?"

This most often occurs with shipwreck survivors or castaways (especially if stranded on a FarSideIsland), but it can occur in less dire situations too, such as fasting or dieting.

Note that the particular hallucinations are ''always'' some manner of FoodPorn; never has a castaway visualized their shipmates as, say, ground Tofu paste or Brussels sprouts.

Also, to clarify, despite the name, MeatOVision can apply to any kind of food, not just meat-related products.

If said character goes through with it, it transitions to NoPartyLikeADonnerParty. Not to be confused with [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents Meat Vision]]. Compare VeinOVision and ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere. See also DeliciousDistraction and ObsessedWithFood. HorrorHunger can have vampires, werewolves and other monsters [[WarmBloodbagsAreEverywhere looking at humans like this]] should they go without for too long. If the would-be meal ''wants'' to be eaten, see LetsMeetTheMeat.

{{Subtrope}} of BlackComedyCannibalism.



* A currently airing Planters commercial is essentially nothing but meat-o-vision; a guy sees his shipmate as a giant sea-salted peanut -- except that the shipmate gets drawn as Mr. Peanut, not an actual peanut.
* An Oh Henry ad showed a hungry university student seeing his English Literature professor as a giant Oh Henry bar... and chasing said professor down the hall.
* The commercial for ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors'' features a [[CaptainObvious zombie]] whose POV is this (the cheerleader running from the zombie is a giant roast chicken, a dog is a [[VisualPun hot dog]], and so on.).
* A Weight Watchers commercial has a woman on a diet seeing various pieces of work equipment (a computer keyboard, a telephone, a water cooler) appearing in the form of food. This also applies to furniture, as a booth seat and table in a restaurant appears in the form of pizza and a living room couch appears in the form of potato chips.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''[[Manga/FullMetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood]]'' uses this during the survival part of the Elrics' TrainingFromHell.
* In one episode of ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'', Kawasaki accidentally feeds Kirby a magical spice capable of making any dish look palatable. Cue Kirby seeing everything and everyone as food.
* Happens in ''Manga/OnePiece''. Most egregorious example: Luffy and Sanji chasing Chopper. Even if he wasn't part of their team yet, they at least seemed to notice it was an intelligent creature, and they didn't care.
* In ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' the heroes are stranded and hungry on an island. Jean imagines Marie as a plate of cooked turkey. However this hallucination is not induced purely by hunger, but as a result of eating [[MushroomSamba strange mushrooms]].
* In the manga version of ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'', Kyoko is dieting (read: starving herself), so that she can look good in a bikini at a pool party her crush has been invited to. She's working at her computer, and visions of ice cream and cakes come out from the keyboard.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''The Crab with the Golden Claws'', when Franchise/{{Tintin}} and Captain Haddock are lost in the middle of a desert, Captain Haddock sees Tintin as a mirage of a champagne bottle, and throttles him, trying to remove the "cork".
* The heroes of ''ComicBook/GorskyAndButch'', a SaltAndPepper pair of policemen suffer this when in the desert, seeing each other as a bottle of mineral water and cola respectively.
* Parodied in an issue of ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' comic, all the main characters are dumped on an island made of trash by Mr. Burns. Before long, Homer looks at Lenny and Carl and sees a hot dog and a hamburger with his friends' faces. Then it transpires that, searching for clean clothes on the island, they put on some [[BurgerFool fast food mascot]] costumes.
* Galacta, the daughter of ''ComicBook/{{Galactus}}'', can't keep herself from calculating the caloric value of every living thing she sees when she's hungry.
* Happens in the Nintendo Club Nintendo comic ''Sag Niemals Holerö''. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that they actually turned into food.
* ''ComicBook/{{Zombo}}'': We are treated to a POV from the comic's hero Zombo. He sees everyone around him as walking slabs of meat.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''
** A comic has a cow and man starving in a life raft. The cow pictures the man as covered in grass and flowers.
** Another strip references this trope: two haggard-looking men in a life raft, with one telling the other that he doesn't want to make the situation worse but he's really close to [[EvilLaugh laughing maniacally]] and seeing his friend's nose as a German sausage.
* Happens just about every time ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} is dieting.

* In the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "A Haunted Christmas", Nabby starts hallucinating that he's seeing food everywhere, even his fellow Smurfs, when [[MarijuanaIsLSD he eats his stash of smurfnip]] during a Christmas famine.
* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1958604/chapters/6472496 Slipped]]'' Harry drinks some of Jacob's blood in an emergency situation, then pretends to go into a trance as a prank.
-->He didn't like the way that Harry was looking at him, it reminded him of one of the cartoons where the wolf pictured his best friend, who just happened to be a sheep, walking around looking like a steak.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'': An interesting twist, in that the character in question (a lion) is looking this way at a zebra, which in the wild ''would'' have been among its prey, but they're from the zoo and don't seem to know that.
* In ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'', a starving Centipede first sees the Grasshopper as cheese and a drink bottle, then the Earthworm as a hot dog, and finally a seagull as a roast chicken. He almost eats the last one.
* In ''[[Disney/PeterPan Return to Neverland]]'', after the [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute kraken]] has a taste of Captain Hook for the first time, it sees him as [[http://magicalscreencaps.com/images/returntoneverland/gall/returntoneverland144.jpg a big red codfish]].
* Winnie the Pooh of, well, ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'', begins hallucinating that his shadow, his friends, and ''everything'' around him are honey pots when he's starving.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'', Stuart hallucinates that Kevin and Bob (and Bob's teddy bear) are bananas while rowing across the ocean.
* In the climax of ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'', the titular beast thinks that Lady Tottington is a giant carrot. To be fair to the beast, the lady's wardrobe seems to consist entirely of dresses that are deliberately colored and patterned to look like vegetables.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Oddly enough, the first example of this trope was in live-action, in the 1925 Creator/CharlieChaplin film ''Film/TheGoldRush'' where a starving Big Jim starts to see Charlie as a giant chicken.
* In the movie ''Manga/CityHunter'', Creator/JackieChan hallucinates that a woman's bodily parts are food (the breasts are burgers, the legs are chicken legs). The woman is pulled away before he can even attempt to eat her.
* Another live-action example in a ''[[Film/TheLittleRascals Little Rascals]]'' short where Stymie and Spanky are living on the streets Stymie briefly imagines Petey the dog as a hotdog.
* ''Film/StrangeBrew'': When Bob and Doug forget to feed their dog Hosehead, the dog sees the duo as giant steaks.
* ''Film/VampiresSuck'' has [[ParodyName Becca's]] face morph into a hamburger during a parody of the papercut scene from ''[[Film/{{Twilight}} New Moon]]''.

* From ''[[ParanoiaFuel The Paranoid's Pocket Guide to Mental Disorders You Can Just Feel Coming On]]'''s entry for [[IMAHumanitarian Wendigo psychosis]]:
-->''You love your wife. Your beautiful wife. Your beautiful, succulent wife. Your beautiful succulent delicious wife. Your succulent delicious steak. You love your steak so much. Rare.\\
Hang on a second. Were you just imagining your wife as a steak? You should know better then that. You should never imagine your steak as a steak. Steak. Eat steak.''
* Comes up in ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}''. Pragmatic Janine, after Mike is put into the body of a Tyrannosaurus, sets up a first priority for the group.
--> "The way I see it, we need to get him fed so he doesn't [[GoingNative go native]] and start picturing us wrapped in hot dog buns."

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': The episode "At The Zoo" has Al seeing Buck as a roast turkey after the dog eats his dinner.
* ''Series/FatherTed''
** Played with in an episode: for Lent, Ted tries to give up cigarettes, and makes Jack give up alcohol and Dougal give up rollerblading. About halfway through, Ted sees Jack as a giant cigarette, Jack sees Dougal as a giant pint of Guinness, and Dougal sees Ted as a giant rollerblade.
** Weirdly subverted in another episode, "The Mainland": when Ted and Dougal are lost in the caves, and Dougal declares "Ted! I'm so hungry I'm beginning to hallucinate". Ted then steps into the shot having turned not into food but [[HistoricalHilarity Abraham Lincoln]].
* Referenced in an episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}''. Joey and Chandler have been waiting a long time to be served at a restaurant, and Chandler quips, "If this were a cartoon, you'd look like a ham by now."
* In ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Newman pictures [[spoiler:butter-covered and sunburnt]] Kramer as a roast turkey - after [[spoiler:reading a book about cannibalism]].
* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', when the main characters are trapped on a deserted island; before long Howard wants to eat Vince and the camera flashes to Vince made of food. Then the camera goes to the regular Vince, who says "Hey, Howard, why don't we eat this guy? He's made of eggs and sausages."
* ''Series/TheColbertReport''
** Creator/StephenColbert, while reporting on a food shortage, becomes increasingly hungry and starts eyeing up his stage manager Bobby. Soon, Bobby becomes a giant chicken rotisserie. An interesting example in that Stephen is already established as an occasional cannibal -- and then we come back from the final commercial break to find him licking barbecue sauce off his fingers. Bobby, it turns out, has [[{{Pun}} tendered]] his resignation, and in a later episode, Stephen eats Bobby's ghost.
** When the New York Times reported the number of weeks' pay that a worker would receive for losing a limb, Stephen chopped up the article with a paper cutter... then started seeing his fingers as giant dollar signs. In the end he decided not to do it, because he needed his hands to cut off the ''other'' things.
* The ''Series/NewsRadio'' parody of ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' ended with Bill and Matthew on a liferaft in the middle of the Atlantic sizing each other up as a hamburger and a soft drink.
* In ''Series/TheXFiles'', a brain-eating mutant starts seeing other people's heads this way. Also {{inverted|Trope}} when he hallucinates that the hamburger patties he's cooking look like little brains.
* In ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Mercedes starts to see her fellow students as food just before she passes out when she is on Sue Sylvester's starvation diet. Also, Quinn asks her if she saw everyone as food before passing out, explaining that the same thing had happened to her.
* In ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', when Randy went a day without food, he started describing Earl's body as different foods.
* ''Series/{{Jessie}}'': While Jessie and the kids are trapped in the Rosses' emergency panic room, Luke sees Mrs. Kibling as a plate of chicken and Mrs. Kibling sees Stuart as a rat.
* In ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', Frank starts to hallucinate with hunger and see Mac as a rum-soaked ham after they find themselves adrift at sea. About [[JerkAss 30 seconds after they find themselves adrift at sea]].
* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', Will discovers Ashley's singing talents, and briefly sees her as a giant singing dollar sign.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
** [[ConversationalTroping Referenced]] in a Thanksgiving episode: "Is baby Alice dressed as a turkey, or am I just hungry?"
** And again in "Frasier-Lite": before the final weigh-in on the weight-loss challenge, Noel says he sees giant steaks with legs. Kenny explains that the Beef Council dancers are on the next segment.
* In the "Quad Court" episode of ''Series/NickyRickyDickyAndDawn'', after being deprived of sweets, the quads see Mac holding a cinnamon bun. They then see him as one as well.
* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': When Queenie goes on a diet, she starts seeing other cast members this way (who, let us remember, are almost all AnthropomorphicFood to begin with): she sees Mr. Potato Head as a baked potato, and she sees Baloney as a sandwich.


[[folder:Music Videos]]
* In the music video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BieVgyrfglQ Learn to Fly]]" by Music/FooFighters, a fat woman on an aeroplane looks at another passenger and his head turns into a hamburger.

[[folder:New Media]]
* ''Website/TheOnion''
** Parodied in [[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/c_c_sabathia_prince_fielder_keep an article]]. Which is a poor case of research failure, as most sports fans know (because it's just so damn funny) that Prince Fielder is a vegetarian. Big home run hitter. Vegetarian. Nope, it still doesn't compute.
** Also in [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/31598 another one]].
* The Podcast/RiffTrax [[http://www.rifftrax.com/rifftrax/lord-rings-return-king description]] of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Return of the King'': "Frodo and Sam continue onwards towards Mt. Doom, despite Frodo increasingly appearing to Sam as a walking roast turkey."
* Lampshaded in The Onion's sister site ''Website/ClickHole'' in an [[http://www.clickhole.com/clickventure/can-you-survive-great-journey-out-west-1914#1 old West clickventure]]: "Your hunger is making you delusional. Every bush you see turns into a mouth-watering roasted turkey. You fall for it every time, because television has not yet been invented and you donít recognize this trope."

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards''. ExtremeOmnivore Kirby and the rest of his FiveManBand are traveling in the desert when Kirby starts hallucinating his buddies as food. Good thing Adeleine can paint things to life!
* {{Implied|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'': in a skit that appears if you go too long without cooking anything, Estelle mentions noticing a steak on Repede's back.
* At the end of ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'', [[spoiler:Victor and Moritz, two birds, meet Evil Crash during their escape, and the latter sees the former through this. Moritz, being Moritz, simply says, "I love roast chicken!" Victor, panicked, says, "Well, this is one heck of an ending."]]
* In ''Cathy's Crafts'' Cathy's best friend comments that a cat which wandered into the shop must've been starving, judging by the [[BigEater way it ate]]. This prompts Cathy's boyfriend to remark that they probably all look like giant pieces of meat to it.
* ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'' features an (unseen) variation. The surviving students are all trapped inside a funhouse with no food and have to commit a murder to get out before they all starve to death. At one point, it affects Sonia to the point of Dessert-O-Vision, as she starts seeing Hajime and Chiaki as desserts.
-->'''Sonia:''' My goodness, Hajime... when did your face become Mont Blanc all of a sudden? Um... just the corner is fine, so... may I take a bite out of you?\\
'''Chiaki:''' ...You'd get a stomachache.\\
'''Sonia:''' Oh my, now there's an adorable shortcake.\\
'''Chiaki:''' I'm not a shortcake... I'm Chiaki.
* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''' teaser for the release of Tristana's Dragon Trainer skin, there's a field guide on dragon care. The first tip included is to keep your dragon fed, with an illustration of Riggle seeing Tristana as a roast chicken with her pants, hair, and goggles.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Referenced on ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' in the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail52.html island]], where Strong Bad remarks on what it would be like if he and Homestar were to be stranded on a desert island.
* Stephen Merchant from ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ0QTtmOGHo tells a story]] about how, after buying a [=PS2=], he realizes too late that he missed out on a deal that would have saved him $20, and has this same reaction afterwards (though in his case, he's seeing money instead of food).
* In the ''[[http://steakollective.net/meetbuck/ Meet Buck]]'' short a hunter -- a homage to ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s Soldier -- sees his daughter's boyfriend -- an [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic]] deer -- as a veal steak. An insolent cackling steak. He spends most of the short trying to shoot him.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** Used as [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0031.html a mind flayer]] sees the heads of each of the party members as different kinds of food, depending on their intelligence level and personality (for example, [[TheDitz Elan]] is a can of Diet Coke, while [[TheSmartGuy Vaarsavius]] and [[GeniusBruiser Roy]] are a hamburger and a roast turkey, respectively).
** Also used for a non-food product: injured members of the party see Durkon, the healer, as a box of Band-Aids.
** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0124.html another comic]], Belkar is ticked off that he's the only member of the team not to gain a level and starts killing rats in order to make up the difference. Elan points out that he needs to kill something closer to his level... at which point Belkar sees his head as the letters "[[ExperiencePoints XP]]"...
* [[http://catandgirl.com/?p=744 One strip]] of ''Webcomic/CatAndGirl'' might be considered a subversion. As much as a trope like this is subvertable.
* ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/2464/ played it straight]].
** Used again in [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/3334/ this]] strip.
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'': "He's a threat to Popstar, [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2009/07/16/172-turnabout-kirby-part-2/ to my succulent, golden-brown skin..."]]
* George Washington suffers from this in the 26th century in ''Webcomic/MountainTime''.
* In the ''Webcomic/TeamFortress2'' comic "A Cold Day in Hell", Soldier is suffering from hypothermia-induced hallucinations in Siberia and envisions the wildlife as a Thanksgiving dinner and his hands as halves of a grilled cheese sandwich. He then sees Scout in a hot dog costume, which Pyro found for him in the long-forgotten remains of Amelia Earhart's plane.
* In [[http://campcomic.com/comic/25 this]] ''Webcomic/CampWeedonwantcha'' strip, one of the perpetually starving campers sees another as a pair of chicken wings.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* On World Cup of 2014 in Brazil an Uruguayan football star Luis Suárez bit Italian player Georgio Chiellini. [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/players/luis-suarez/10928074/Luis-Suarez-hit-with-four-month-ban-from-all-football.html The incident]] wasn't his first biting, but it attracted worldwide attention. A lot of photoshopped images and caricatures appeared online, depicting Suarez as a dog, a vampire or a cannibal. [[http://icdn.lenta.ru/images/2014/06/25/13/20140625132215706/preview_b623f7c87a00e9d0dae9db906f3afcfa.jpg Seeing the other team as food]] [[http://www.dailyedge.ie/suarez-biting-internet-reactions-1536603-Jun2014/ was there too]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' features Garfield playing with a cardboard box in various scenarios. When he imagines the box to be a lifeboat adrift on the ocean, he imagines Odie as a club sandwich. He briefly imagines a side order of onion rings, too, but he changes his mind.
* Plenty of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts:
** The WesternAnimation/BugsBunny short ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wackiki_Wabbit Wackiki Wabbit]]''. The two men, one fat and and short, the other tall and thin, imagine one another as a hamburger and hot dog respectively.
** ''Along Came Daffy'' and ''Holiday for Drumsticks'' (WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck)
** Many of the [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner Road Runner/Coyote]], Wolf/Sheepdog and Sylvester/Tweety shorts.
** Henery Hawk often sees Foghorn Leghorn this way.
** The 1938 short ''WesternAnimation/JungleJitters'' involves a salesman being captured by cannibals and brought before their queen, who falls in love with him. While she sees him as Creator/ClarkGable and Creator/RobertTaylor, the rest of the tribe see him as a giant roast chicken.
* The Creator/TexAvery MGM cartoon ''What's Buzzin', Buzzard?'', about two starving vultures who try to eat each other.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' short ''His Mouse Friday''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' shorts ''Pantry Panic'' and its remake ''Who's Cookin' Who?''
* Parodied by ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', "Dinner Is Swerved", in which Bloo, lost with Mac in the seemingly endless hallways of Foster's, pursues a running chicken drumstick in a fit of delirious hunger. Bloo seems to actually recognize the trope, as he refers to the chicken as "Mac"... except it really ''is'' a chicken-drumstick-shaped imaginary friend (Kids stuck in diet camps can get rather single-minded, it seems).
** Parodied again in one of the last episodes, "Read Em and Weep". Sam Burger, an imaginary friend who is a cheeseburger, is stuck on a deserted island with a Ronald [=McDonald=] expy who sees him as a chicken drumstick.
* Toot, the show's ExtremeOmnivore, has these sometimes in ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', like in "Wooldoor Sockbat's Giggle-Wiggle Funny Tickle Non-Traditional Progressive Multicultural Roundtable!" (the episode with the Franchise/{{Terminator}}).
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Quagmire gets a case of this that makes everything look like an attractive woman -- [[UnpopularPopularCharacter except Meg]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' had one episode where Cyborg was infected with a computer virus and hallucinated that everything he looked at was food. This led to him eating everything from a stop sign to the cash right out of an ATM (and nearly the ATM itself). It stopped being funny when he mistook the tip of a transmission tower for a giant cherry, threatening to spread the virus to the entire city.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', after fleeing from the annual "We Hate the KND Barbecue" and subsequently being stranded in a sea of asparagus, Numbuh Four starts seeing Numbuh Three's Rainbow Monkey as a cheeseburger. Before you suggest "eat the goddamned asparagus", [[StockYuck if any of them actually liked the prospect of eating the stuff]] we'd still be having this dilemma due to the sheer quantity of it all. And let's not forget that Wally STILL wants to go after the "cheeseburger" when the team comes under attack from a GREAT WHITE ASPARAGUS.
* Not necessarily because of desperation, but in ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', when [[RobotGirl Jenny]] gets new eyes and flips through the settings, one of them is "Sausage Vision".
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' in which they are trapped in a log cabin buried beneath the snow, they imagine each other as various food items, and in another one where Ren lives in a cave, he imagines bats as a pair of cow's udders, which he starts sucking on before one of them smacks him away.
* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' "Tsunami Yumi", while lost at sea Ami imagines Yumi as an enormous sushi roll, because they're Japanese of course.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' did an interesting spoof. When Timmy's parents are given super-powers, Timmy's Dad gains "meat vision" (to complement his wife's heat vision). Basically, he can now make meat products appear at will just by looking at some empty space and squinting. Instant hot dog! (When they were forced to give up their powers, Timmy's Dad said this power is what he would miss the most.)
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' had a variation in "Fear of a Krabby Patty" where [=SpongeBob=] develops a fear of Krabby Patties, and sees Mr. Krabs and the customers as them.
** In "Frozen Face-Off", Sandy sees [=SpongeBob=] as a sponge kebab.
** In "WesternAnimation/ItsASpongebobChristmas", Patchy the Pirate and Potty are stranded and hungry, and Patchy sees Potty as a plate of buffalo wings. Potty, in turn, sees Patchy as a cake of bird seed and starts pecking at his head.
** At the end of "Feral Friends" when [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Patchy and Potty are turned into a caveman and a pterodactyl]], Potty sees Patchy as a Krabby Patty and carries him away.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', Dog suffers this [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere after going on a diet.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** In "Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie", Bart has been sent to his room without any pizza for dinner as punishment for fooling around with Grampa's dentures, and eventually feels so hungry he begins to visualize Santa's Little Helper's head as a pizza box, with his tongue as a slice.
** "Marge vs. the Monorail" has a variation; Homer is trapped on the out-of-control monorail train and needs to find an anchor. He looks to Bart, and visualizes him as a large ship's anchor. A deadpan Bart, for understandable reasons, urges him to think harder.
** In the ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' segment "Married to the Blob", the blob Homer sees Dr. Phil [=McGraw=] as a box of fudge.
-->'''Dr. Phil:''' You're thinking about eating me right now, aren't you? ''(is now fudge)'' Aren't you?
-->'''Homer:''' That's ridiculous, talking fudge.
** On another occasion, Homer fantasizes that Mr. Burns is a giant ice cream cone and starts licking him.
** When Homer was once unable to drink, he envisioned his family as alcohol bottles.
** {{Inverted|Trope}} in the ''Treehouse of Horror'' segment "Mmm...Homer" when, after Homer begins [[{{Autocannibalism}} cannibalizing himself]], he imagines a roast chicken as himself with an apple in his mouth.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', the neighborhood is flooded, and after having gone without food for a while, Rolf imagines Johnny's head as a turkey. Even though there was a cow, goat, pig, and several chickens on board the raft with them.
-->'''Rolf:''' If we do not find dry land soon, I will be forced to feast upon your succulent noggin!\\
'''Johnny:''' O-kay...
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Hut Sut Raw", after ending up lost and hungry in the wilderness, Rocko, Heffer and Filburt imagined each other as food, complete with diner background noises ("Ding! Order Up!").
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'', one of the roaches gets a snootful of mushroom spores and hallucinates that Jack is a giant roast chicken. And then tries to eat his leg.
* Owen starts hallucinating that his teammates (and Chris) are food after his jaw is wired shut in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama Action]]''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'''s episode "Which Came First?", when Billy and Mandy's class is stranded in the desert, Pud'n freaks out, saying that they'll have to eat each other to survive. Sperg looks at Billy and Irwin, seeing their heads as a drink and a burger, respectively.
-->'''Billy:''' What are you lookin' at, Sperg?\\
'''Irwin:''' Yeah, what are you lookin' at?\\
''(a pickle falls out of Irwin's mouth)''\\
'''Billy:''' [[LampshadeHanging You dropped a pickle.]]
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'', the title character has to prove that he can refrain from doing stunts for 24 hours, or he'll be shipped off to a military academy. At one point, he imagines Gunther as a skateboard, and even tries to ride him.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' features a starving Oscar and Felix imagining each other to be burgers and hot dogs. They also attempt to eat a bowling ball that they believe to be a cherry.
* The smurf-colored glasses that Handy created in the eponymous ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Smurfs]]'' episode, which enabled Smurfs to see anyone as handsome and harmless, allows Bigmouth to see Gargamel and Azrael as a pair of walking delectables, which caused Bigmouth to chase Gargamel and Azrael into the forest while the Smurfs make their escape.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', Bob becomes obsessed with winning an arcade game where the player battles food items. While high on pain killers, he hallucinates that two boys in the arcade are enemies from the game and chases after them shouting "Chicken leg!"
* Happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Bugged}}'' Trapped in the desert, Murphy sees Puck (the eponymous bug) as a bottle of water and attempts to drink him. Puck bites his tongue.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Boss Mabel", the money-hungry Grunkle Stan views the tourists visiting the Mystery Shack as giant walking wallets. Then one of them gets carsick and vomits change.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' where [[DietEpisode Fred was on a diet]], it was driving him so nuts, he couldn't sleep. He told Barney, "I tried counting sheep, but they kept turning into lamb chops!"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': In "Obsoletely Fabulous", Bender is stranded on a desert island without any alcohol. Seeing a gaggle of ducks with a six-pack ring stuck around their neck, he hallucinates that they are a six-pack of beer and attempts to drink them.
* Done frequently on ''WesternAnimation/ZigAndSharko''. Zig, the hungry hyena, sees Marina The Mermaid as a fish nugget, a tailfin with just a bone, or accompanied with half of a lemon.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'', Mike starts to snap from lack of hot dogs and sees everyone and everything around her as hot dogs.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'': In "Bedpans and Broomsticks", an overweight man named Billy Bob, who is wearing a cowboy hat and smoking a cigar, who is on a treadmill while being hooked up to an EKG and is being told by a doctor how he has to eat healthy, suddenly hallucinates the doctor's face turning into a plate with two eggs as "eyes", two slices of bacon as "lips", and hash browns under the bacon, that says, "Eat me! Please eat me, Billy Bob! Have a big moist and delicious slab of Canadian Bacon! With butter and maple syrup on top! And powdered sugar, too!"
* On ''WesternAnimation/CampLakebottom'', when [=McGee=] and Buttsquat are lost in the wilderness and starving, they start to hallucinate all kind of things as food, including a pile of leaves as a giant plate of nachos and a tree stump as a giant sundae.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlaminThongs'': When Narelle is attempting to paddle to Switzerland, she hallucinates a whale as a giant ice cream cone.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Pizza", the Wattersons are waiting for a pizza to arrive and Gumball sees Darwin as a sausage. Darwin is so hungry he can't hallucinate properly and sees Gumball as a purse. Meanwhile, Anais appears as a cupcake, Richard is a burger, and Nicole is an ice cream cone.
* {{Invoked|Trope}} in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' when, in order to withstand Ms. Finster's interrogation on who started a food fight, Gus heeds Mikey's advice and retreats into this mental state, with Finster appearing to him as a giant bar of chocolate, her reprimand interspersed with references to chocolate.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' episode "Goofy's Menu Magic", the guests start going hungry when there's no food in the kitchen. Disney/{{Dumbo}} sees Timothy as a peanut, [[Film/SongOfTheSouth Br'er Fox]] sees Br'er Rabbit as a chicken, [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} Lucifer]] sees Jaq and Gus as two mini-chickens, and [[Disney/TheLionKing Timon and Pumbaa]] see [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Clara Cluck]], who ''is'' a chicken, as a giant insect?
-->'''Timon:''' Tastes like...chicken?
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' episode "The Milky Way", Felix goes crazy during a milk shortage and at one point hallucinates everyone around him as giant bottles and cartons of milk.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheNewMrPeabodyAndShermanShow'', Mr. Peabody and Sherman get trapped underground with explorer Lucy Walker, leaving Peabody starving and seeing Sherman as a hot dog and Lucy as a chicken leg. Not wanting to eat his son, or change history, he settles on a convenient hamburger that turns out to be a compass.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' episode "Let's Play Trap-Trap", Quack Quack, who has been deprived of yogurt for nearly an hour, starts to visualize Kaeloo and Stumpy as giant yogurt containers. [[spoiler: He winds up [[BrainFood eating half of Kaeloo's brain]].]]
* An episode of Filmation's ''WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow'' has Jughead training for a school track meet. He motivates himself into running faster by using "mind over matter" -- imagining Archie's moving car to be a giant [[TrademarkFavoriteFood hamburger]] on wheels. During the actual track meet, [[ObsessedWithFood he does this again]], this time envisioning fellow track-runner Archie as a huge hot dog with legs. [[BlackComedyCannibalism Juggie's snapping teeth made Archie run faster, too!]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight''
** "Nothing but the Tooth" had Mr. Bumpy's teeth, which had gotten out of his mouth and tried to eat everything in its path, see Bumpy and Squishington as socks as it tried to eat them[[note]]Socks are Mr. Bumpy's TrademarkFavoriteFood.[[/note]]. Bumpy also starts hallucinating Squishington as a sock when his lack of teeth preventing him from being able to eat drives him nuts.
** In "Water Way to Go", a dehydrated Squishington hallucinates Mr. Bumpy as a bottle of spring water and attempts to drink him.
* In Slappy the Squirrel's first appearance in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', itself a parody of early Looney Tunes episodes, Walter Wolf experiences this upon sneaking up on a younger Slappy. (Worth mentioning: she's bent over at the time, the meat is labeled "rump roast", and is [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar 69 cents a pound]].)
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Locked in the Library!", while Arthur and Francine are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin locked in the library]], Arthur is shown reading a gourmet magazine, and he imagines a set of books as a turkey. When he realizes the truth, to satisfy his hunger, he takes a page off the magazine and chews it up.
* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' short "Marooned Maroons", where Chip and Skip think they're stranded on an island when they're actually on a wooden raft not far from camp. After attempting to stave off their hunger by eating pieces of the raft, one of the twins sees the other as a giant piece of the wooden raft and looks like he's going to eat his brother, but instead has him swim to get food.