Typewriter Eating

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OM NOM NOM NOM DING

You've probably seen it 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 Rapid-Fire Nail Biting, which may also use a typewriter sound effect, and Buzzsaw Jaw, where the sound effect is (or at least can be) a buzzsaw.

Mind you, this trope is not about people eating typewriters.


Examples:

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    Advertisements 
  • 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).

    Film 
  • 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.

    Literature 
  • 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.

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    Western Animation 
  • 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 Charlotte's 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.
  • Happens on the Sanjay and Craig episode "Tufflips' Tales of Terror" during the "Haüs of Vings" short when the duo eats the roof of said "haüs".
  • In the opening sequence of Tiny Planets, one of the protagonists eats a corn cob like this before setting out on the day's adventure.

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