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You've probably seen it during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. 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 [[DontExplainTheJoke mimics typing on an old-fashioned mechanical typewriter]] with moving carriage. They then continue in a different spot.

This trope [[ForgottenTrope doesn't seem to be used anymore]] (and if ever used today, kids would ask [[WhatAreRecords what the sounds are]]).

Compare RapidFireNailBiting, which may also use a typewriter sound effect, and BuzzsawJaw, where the sound effect is (or at least can be) a buzzsaw.

Mind you, [[IThoughtItMeant this trope is not about]] [[ExtremeOmnivore people eating typewriters]].



* 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 Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''Film/ModernTimes'', where Chaplin is strapped into an automated eating gizmo that presents the corn this way.

* In ''TheGirlsGuideToHuntingAndFishing'', 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.

* One of the many wacky inventions introduced by comedian Ed Wynn in his stage shows was a typewriter reconstructed for eating corn on the cob, complete with carriage return bell.

* [[Webcomic/{{Nedroid}} Beartato]] demonstrates, [[http://nedroid.com/2012/07/summer-corn-guide/ complete with DING!]]

* The image for this page comes from ''WesternAnimation/OutOfTheInkwell'', which features a literal example of this trope.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', Wakko did this once, complete with Leroy Anderson's "The Typewriter" as accompaniment.
* Templeton does this in the fairground scene of ''Literature/CharlottesWeb''.
* One [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes 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''.
* ''ScoobyDoo'' has done this several times with corn on the cob.
* Tom does this with a rib in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''.
* Happens on the ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' 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 ''WesternAnimation/TinyPlanets'', one of the protagonists eats a corn cob like this before setting out on the day's adventure.
* The Nazi goat ("A Beowulf in sheep's clothing") in the DaffyDuck cartoon "Scrap Happy Daffy" does this to a pile of tin cans in Daffy's scrap yard.