OM NOM NOM NOM DING
You've probably Seen It a Million Times
during The Golden Age of Animation
. Here, a character eats a strip starting at one end of the corncob, along its long axis (takka takka takka), reaches the other end (ding!), rotates the corncob a few degrees and returns to the starting end (kachunk!), repeat. This action mimics typing on an old-fashioned mechanical typewriter
with moving carriage. They then continue in a different spot.
This trope doesn't seem to be used anymore
(and if ever used today, kids would ask what the sounds are
Compare Buzzsaw Jaw
, where the sound effect is (or at least can be) a buzzsaw.
- Walkers used to run adverts for their "french fries" (basically long, thin potato based snacks) where they were eaten like this (though without the ding).
- Rare live-action example in Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, where Chaplin is strapped into an automated eating gizmo that presents the corn this way.
- In The Girls Guide To Hunting And Fishing, the narrator says her older brother normally eats corn on the cob this way, but the first time he brings a girlfriend home from college he's suddenly too adult to do it in front of her.
- The image for this page comes from Out of the Inkwell, which features a literal example of this trope.
- On Animaniacs, Wakko did this once, complete with Leroy Anderson's "The Typewriter" as accompaniment.
- Templeton does this in the fairground scene of Charlottes Web.
- One Porky Pig cartoon when Porky was a farmer had chickens getting into his cornfield and doing this.
- Used in the Disney shorts Mickey's Trailer and Donald's Cousin Gus.
- Scooby-Doo has done this several times with corn on the cob.
- Tom does this with a rib in an episode of Tom and Jerry.