Playing With: Balloon Belly
: If someone eats a lot of food, they will be seen afterwards will a larger belly.
- Straight: In one scene, Alice binges on sushi. In the next, her bloated belly is made evident.
- Alice swells up like a big balloon after eating one California roll.
- Alice eats so much her belly gets bigger than a house.
- Downplayed: Alice's trousers get a bit snug after she eats a big meal.
- Alice has an allergy to seafood that causes bloating.
- Alice is an alien with a usually deflated stomach that inflates for digestion
- Alice is in an advertisement for food that helps one lose weight.
- Squashed Flat
- Subverted: Alice is served a large quantity of fattening food. The person who serves it to her expects her belly to be bloated, but she does not gain a single apparent pound.
- Double Subverted: But once Alice unzips her pants, her belly grows.
- Parodied: Once Alice unzips her pants, her belly knocks over the table.
- Zig Zagged: Various scenes are shown involving Alice eating, and her belly is either exaggerated or unchanged.
- Averted: Alice's belly expands realistically.
- Enforced: The show is a comedy, and this is the standard result of a binge.
- Lampshaded: "Hey, are you hungry for some food? Oh, never mind, I see your bloated belly."
- Invoked: Alice supplements her food with a weight gain pill.
- Exploited: Alice uses her increased size to crush her foes sumo-style.
- Defied: Alice takes medication to prevent her distension.
- Discussed: "You know Bob, your girlfriend isn't that attractive when she eats sushi."
- Conversed: "See this show? That what it feels like every time we go out for All-You-Can-Eat."
- Deconstructed: Alice becomes self-conscious about her belly's growth after eating large amounts of food and purges excessively, or barely eats at all.
- Reconstructed: Alice learns to accept her body for what it is.
- Plotted A Good Waste: Some people found Alice stuffing herself with sushi to be erotic... which was completely intentional.
- Played For Laughs: Alice explodes like a popped balloon... Only to be completely normal again after an angle change or two.
- Played For Drama: Alice's gorging herself was due to a previously undiagnosed eating disorder, and now she's dead. Bet you feel bad for laughing now, don't you?
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