Mountain of Food
A dream of every child, immature character, or Big Eater: a giant pile of their favorite food. Of course, you'd only be able to eat so much before you'd begin to hate the taste (not to mention the stomach pains.) And such a big, unprotected amount of food would usually spoil pretty fast. See also Giant Food, Level Ate.
Examples:Anime and Manga
- Episode 9 of Kokoro Connect when Yui accidentally buys a feast of junk food. A impulse-fueled binge ensues.
- In one Archie comic strip, Jughead has a dream where he's rushing toward a mountain of burgers—only to be stopped in his tracks by a stern-looking Archie. Jug wakes up, visibly angry, and when the real Archie greets him in a friendly manner, he coldly brushes him off.
- A lot of film versions of A Christmas Carol portray the Ghost of Christmas Present as sitting atop a giant mountain of food. This is, of course parodied in the Brawl in the Family christmas special where the character is played by Kirby.
- Probably the best example of this trope from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (the movie, anyway) would be the huge pile of leftover food made after a month of food weather (affectionately called "Mt. Leftovers").
- A unique example found in the book Pornucopia depicts a huge ice cream mountain that, while making for a popular ski resort, is quite nauseating for the people who have to work there and experience its sickening sweetness for hours every day.
- A variant appears in The Aquabats! Super Show! episode "ManAnt!": after the team beats ManAnt, a super sized Crash discovers that stolen burgers have been stockpiled in a nearby giant anthill. Cue "Burger Rain".
- Adam Richman's insane eating challenges in Man v. Food often take the form of at least a foothill of food if not a full-blown mountain. Even the standard size portions can look to non-Americans like a substantial hillock. Adam tends to hit The Wall a lot when his body begins to physically reject the idea of ingesting any more.
- In The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour movie, and album booklet, Auntie Jessie nods off and has a dream about mountains of spaghetti.
- In an episode of P.B. Bear and Friends, a genie is asked for a giant mountain of candy. Near the end of the episode, he also creates a mountain of bananas for a monkey.
- In the Ed, Edd n Eddy episode "Stop, Look and Ed", Sarah and Jimmy make a big mountain of ice cream (and proceed to slide down it with their mouths open).
- Rugrats, "Ice Cream Mountain": The eponymous mountain is actually a decoration in a miniature golf course, but babies don't know that and Hilarity Ensues.
- In one of The Simpsons' Halloween episodes, Homer Simpson's Ironic Hell punishment was being forcefed "all the donuts in the world" and was surrounded by piles and piles of them. He successfully ate them all and was disappointed there weren't any more.
- In an episode of I Am Weasel, Weasel and Baboon land on a dessert island.
- Played literally with the Rock Candy Mountains in the Candy Kingdom in Adventure Time.
- In Disney's Aladdin the Genie takes the "choose 1 from Column A and 1 from Column B" menu convention literally and briefly creates two towers of food during the "Never Had a Friend Like Me" song.