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Trademark Favorite Food: Western Animation

  • In Mike, Lu & Og, we have hot dogs for Mike (and in one episode, everyone else), JuJu Bombs, a jawbreaker-like candy, for Lu, and turtle soup for the pirates.
  • Family Guy: James Woods, occasional antagonist of the Griffin family, can't resist Reese's Pieces ("Ooo, piece o' candy! Ooo, piece o' candy! ...").
    • Brian likes his alcohol, especially Martinis and Jack Daniel's Tennessee bourbon whiskey.
    • Stewie often mentions a love of graham crackers. He's also very fond of Lois's breast milk, to the point of addiction.
  • The Smurfs: Smurfberries (a round, red berry) and sarsaparilla leaves are the primary foods of the Smurfs.
  • The Penguins of Madagascar: Rico and fish. Also, Private and Peanut Butter Winkies (chocolates stuffed with peanut butter).
    • Private has a thing for sweets in general - especially cotton candy butterscotch lollies.
    • All the penguins: Snow cones
    • King Julien: Mangoes
    • Burt: Peanuts
  • The Extreme Dinosaurs had Mexican food, especially salsa.
  • Transformers: You could probably bribe an Autobot or Decepticon with energon, especially in Transformers Generation 1, where the starting premise of the show was collecting energy. Energon remains important throughout the franchise since it is their only food source, but G1 was particularly bad in that it established that energon makes one drunk, too. This had two effects. One, fans love writing fanfics where Megatron is wasted. Two, it makes G1 seem like the story of rival gangs nearly wasting Earth in their competition to produce a drug. This epically done parody certainly makes that case.
    • The Constructicons in Transformers Animated are also near fanatical oil-drinkers, most likely because they are New York construction worker parodies and they treat oil like beer. This gets into a weird place when they find delicious-tasting oil on the ground that seeped out of Bumblebee's arm earlier in the episode.
    • A gag rewrite of an Armada comic had Hot Shot acting like a crackhead obsessed with a jar of jAm (it gets spelled differently throughout the comic, as he's talking in Lolcat-speak the whole time. "JaAm" is about the only permutation we never see.) - which was originally a jar of Technicolor Science-afflicted Applied Phlebotinum.
      • It's since slipped into canon; at least one character profile says the other Autobots are puzzled by what "JaAm" is.
    • Megatron Eats Protoforms.
  • Richie of Static Shock was once bribed out of important information for cheeseburgers. "With grilled onions!" He later bemoans.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Pizza, the Totally Radical foodstuff. Downplayed greatly in later incarnations, but still noticeable.
    • The black & white comic version of the Turtles had a taste for beer.
    • In their official profiles, most of the Turtles have other favorite foods, while pizza is Michelangelo's ONLY food choice:
      • Don: sushi
      • Leo: rice, fish, salads, apples
      • Raph: cereal (strangely, given his default personality)
      • In the GBA TMNT video game each of the individual turtles are healed eating their favorite foods, Leo's food is sushi and Don's new favorite food is the hamburger Raph and Mikey's favorite foods remained unchanged.
      • The fourth film attempted to give Splinter one (although the scene was cut another one referencing it left in): Cake.
      • He's also quite fond of fresh vegetables, soups, tea... and cheese. Some versions show him with a taste for Japanese fare, including sushi.
      • If her official profile is anything to go by April O'Neil is a big fan of chocolate
  • The 1990s version of the Biker Mice from Mars had hotdogs, root beer, and occasionally Snickers.
  • Elisa Maza from Gargoyles has hot dogs as her favorite food. Broadway prefers jalapenos.
  • Monterey Jack, of Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, has cheese, of course. The sight, smell, or mention of "chEEeeEEeeEEeeEESE" is enough to trigger a phenomenon known as a "cheese attack". The lengths Monty goes through to sate his desire for cheese can get him into trouble... or out of it. This was exaggerated to G-Rated Drug-esque porportions on "Mind Your Cheese & Q's" when Monty vows to quit cheese after yet another cheese attack nearly gets Gadget injured by a runaway kite and even suffers withdrawal in one scene.
    • In one cartoon, Monty claims that his absolute favorite cheese is brie '87 (as in a brie with a vintage of 1987). Nonetheless, in the same episode, he is successfully able to resist a villain tempting him with one.
    • Another time, Monty and the Rangers kept a local cafe open while its owner was on vacation and Monty's recipe for "cheese chowder" proved popular enough to keep the cafe busy and save the owner from having to close for good (as well as foiling a bank heist, as the bank robbers planned on tunneling through the abandoned cafe to get to the bank next door).
  • Scooby-Doo: Scooby Snacks. Shaggy likes them a lot too; in fact, Daphne and Velma can often use the snacks to convince both of them to do something they're to scared to do otherwise. And in at least one episode, when the duo is being chased by a monster, they come across boxes of them; after eating them, they get a second wind and are able to keep running.
  • Homer of The Simpsons: Donuts, porkchops, and Duff Beer in earlier seasons.
    • During the show's beginnings as animated shorts on The Tracy Ullman Show, the family would often celebrate good times by going out for Frosty Chocolate Milkshakes. This didn't carry over to the full-length episodes, however. (Except for the occasional reference.)
    • The Affably Evil Mr. Scorpio loves German beer so much, it's mentioned in his The Villain Sucks Song (in a reference to the "he loves only gold" line from the Goldfinger theme).
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy: Jawbreakers. Ed seems inordinately fond of buttered toast and gravy as well.
    • "Fond of"? Ed has a BATH filled with Gravy for no apparent reason. He even goes out of his way to protect it when Eddy tries to use it as a "gravy grave" when he temporarily becomes a supervillain of some sort.
    • Rolf and meat products in general. This becomes a plot point in one episode where several of the boys make a bet to give up a defining trait for as long as possible. Eddy had to give up yelling, Double D had to give up his advanced vocabulary, Johnny had to stop listening to Plank and so on. Rolfs and Ed's challenge was, of course, giving up meat and gravy. Neither of them lasted even a full day.
  • Ron of Kim Possible: Nachos. "Taco meets nacho. I call it the Naco". Kinda strange, because "naco" in Mexico is used to describe someone or something that's tacky, trashy, or sleazy. As a side note, the "Naco" now exists in real life!
    • Both Ron and Rufus like cheese in general.
  • In an episode of The Real Ghostbusters the heroes are trying to find Slimer's Evil Counterpart, "Big Green" in a supermarket. While this would at first seem like the proverbial bull in a china shop, they can't find him. Then Ray asks Slimer what he would want if he could eat anything at all in the supermarket. Slimer quickly leads them to the ice cream freezer, and sure enough, Big Green is there.
  • Iroh from Avatar: The Last Airbender and his tea. Also, Sokka and meat. Any meat, apparently. Aang loves Egg Custard Tarts. Also Sokka, Hakoda, and Katara loves stewed sea prunes (Aang hates them and spits them out and even sticks his tongue out at mention).
  • South Park:
    • Early seasons had Cheesy Poofs and pot pies as Cartman's favorite snacks. In later seasons, he's just a Big Eater and gets obsessed over any kind of fatty junk food that the plot requires.
    • In the bonus material of one season, Stone and Parker introduce each episode while performing a fake show called "Makin' Bacon with Macon," in which they feed pig parts to a pig. Macon loves bacon! As anyone who's ever been around pigs can tell you, cannibalism is by far the least of their indulgences.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Krabby Patties.
    • Squidward likes canned bread, and Plankton likes (holographic) meatloaf.
    • And Patrick seems to really like ice cream.
      • More specifically, dill pickle swirl with mustard and extra bacon bits.
  • Wallace & Gromit: Cheese, specifically Wensleydale. In fact, their first film, A Grand Day Out, revolves around their going to the moon because they have no cheese in the house.
    • A Close Shave ends with Wallace losing his new love interest because she is allergic to cheese.
    • Wallace and Gromit are credited by the manufacturers as preventing the extinction of Wensleydale cheese. See the notes on the page for The Red Stapler.
    • In the latest short, Wallace and Gromit are real big on bread.
  • Bugs Bunny: Carrots. Often he takes a bite of one just before he says his Catch Phrase.
    Babs: It's a rabbit thing.
  • Speaking of Tiny Toon Adventures, even though Dizzy Devil will eat pretty much anything (one episode even had the male protagonists make a game out of it), his favorite food is pizza rolls.
  • Looney Tunes' Tasmanian Devil: Tigers, lions, elephants, buffaloes, donkeys, hippopotami, rhinoceri, bears, giraffes, octopi, moose, ducks, and especially rabbits. ...And kiwi birds.
  • Beavis and Butt-Head mainly subsist on gas station Mexican food, especially nachos and tacos. In fact, one of the few things that can make them show up for school is when its Taco Tuesday in the cafeteria. Sometimes they'll eat other junk food like pizza (in "Prank Calls") or burgers (any episode where they're shown working at Burger World).
  • The triplets in Brave love pastries alot.
  • Lickety Split with ice cream on My Little Pony
    • The original Applejack and apples.
    • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has several borderline examples: A lot of characters have foods they are really shown to enjoy once, and it gets escalated in fans' minds to a Trademark Favorite Food because of just how crazy they go about it:
      • Twilight Sparkle once devoured some hayburgers and horseshoe-shaped fries like a shark tearing into a seal, at one point using another burger to wipe the ketchup from the last two burgers off her face, and then that burger goes down the hatch in two bites.
      • Soarin' once went into total emergency panic mode over a risk to his pie, and then ate it like an actual horse instead of a Funny Animal.
      • Pinkie Pie had a very cute song about making cupcakes, which she suddenly launched into while Apple Bloom looked on in confusion, cute enough on its own and then it led to a grimdark fanfic of legend, so Pinkie and cupcakes are very much ingrained into the fandom.
      • With Derpy and muffins, we didn't even get a moment like that. Derpy was one of three background ponies whose mouths were moving when someone mentioned muffins; only a one in three chance it was actually her!
      • Also, in the human world, the Twilight can't figure out how to use a vending machine, and the alternate Trixie dramatically announces "THE GREAT AND POWERFUL TRIXIE—! ...needs some peanut butter crackers." and takes them with a "Voila!" Even though peanut butter crackers probably don't exist in Equestria, "our" Trixie has learned to love them in fandom.
      • Sonata Dusk, The Ditz of the villain trio in the second Equestria Girls movie, lets Big Bad Adagio Dazzle finish her rant about her Evil Plan and then says "And after that, can we have lunch? It's Taco Tuesday!" Let the Sonataco fanfic/fanart (yes, a Portmanteau Couple Name with a character and her favorite food is possible) commence!
      • Also, Princess Celestia and cake.
      • The Apple Family and apples. It's not just their favorite food, it's also their main source of income!
      • Rainbow Dash with the Apple Family's cider. She even freaks out at the idea that an infestation of fruit bats might prevent cider production.
  • Yogi Bear: anything in a "pic-a-nic" basket. Beats the alternative. "Nuts and berries? Yeech!"
  • Beast Boy from Teen Titans is borderline obsessive about tofu. Cyborg is equally keen on meat, causing vast amounts of pointless arguing over pizza toppings. As Raven put it in The Abridged Series: "Oh yeah, THIS won't get repetitive!" Pizza also has a very special place, but everyone on the team loves it.
    • Beast Boy is down on meat in general since, as an animal-based shape-shifter he has "Been most of those animals" and the thought of eating them squicks him out.
    • Starfire is seen sipping mustard from a straw more than once.
  • Angelica from Rugrats loves cookies of any sort, one episode dealt with the other rugrats trying to break her cookie addiction so she won't get sick.
    • Phil and Lil love to eat creepy crawly things. Worms are preferable.
  • The Street Sharks mainly ate hotdogs and metal.
  • Altivo the horse from The Road to El Dorado loved apples.
  • Gir from Invader Zim loves those little taquitos. He loves them good. But he needs tacos. He needs them or he will explode. That happens to him sometimes.
    • Don't forget WAFFLES! And he really wants to make biscuits.
    • Let's not forget Gaz and her pizza, or the Tallest and their snacks.
  • The Tick has BLTs.
  • The Fairly Oddparents: Wanda and chocolate.
  • Heffer from Rocko's Modern Life loves chicken.
  • Billy from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and chocolate. In fact, when he accidentally turned himself into chocolate he couldn't stop eating himself.
  • Bobby from King of the Hill will do anything for a fruit pie.
    • Hank, being a propane salesman, loves steak and barbeque in general. His favorite drink is Alamo beer, to the point where he's very rarely seen drinking anything else.
  • Bobby in A Goofy Movie absolutely loves his "cheddar whizzy," to the point where he considers it an appropriate "fee" for his A/V expertise, will eat it straight from the aerosol can or from a massive blob in his hand, and has one with him in half the scenes he is in. The spray cheese is absent in the sequel... but he's equally eager about the "double cheesa" pizza he has at the end, and he helped his friends to immediately scarf down a big plate of nachos. Bobby really likes cheese.
  • Quick Draw McGraw's dog Snuffles is obsessive about dog biscuits, going into wild throes of ecstasy whenever he gets one, and becoming surly and uncooperative whenever he is denied one.
  • Chocolate Boy from Hey Arnold! is addicted to chocolate, naturally. In one episode, Arnold helps him get over his addiction, and he ends up getting addicted to radishes instead.
  • The Wild Thornberrys: Nigel loves kippers, and Darwin loves Cheese Crunchies.
    • Strangly enough, kippers are depicted as whole, gray coloured fish. In reality they're smoked fillets with a distinctive dark orange colour.
  • Entrče from Spliced really loves mayonnaise.
  • Coop in Megas XLR loves his Philly cheese steaks. At one point, Glorfft tortures him by eating a cheesesteak in front of him.
  • Pickles the Drummer of Metalocalypse loves cinnamon buns, Nathan Explosion is crazy for chips (he'll eat them nonstop if you let him) and Toki Wartooth adores candy. Also, Charles Foster Offdensen has quite a taste for pie- fandom will usually portray him having varying degrees of ravenousness for the flaky-crusted, fruit-filled dessert.
  • Bump in the Night: Bumpy loves socks. He even sings a whole song about it.
  • The Cartoon Network Wedgies have Nacho Bear, who loves... well, nachos.
  • From Jackie Chan Adventures, Uncle's mung bean sandwiches.
  • Popeye is strong to the finich 'cause he eats his spinach.
  • Mark from Ugly Americans is a big fan of eggs, even subscribing to a magazine on the topic.
    • Let's not forget he broke up with pretty much the perfect girl because she was allergic to eggs.
  • Numbuh Two from Codename: Kids Next Door absolutely loved chili dogs. He shares this with his pilot rival The Kid.
    • Numbuh Three has shown a love of popcorn in a handful of episodes, and Numbuh 5 loves candy and ice cream (even more than everyone else). In fact, many episodes that center around Numbuh Five have her seeking out ancient artifacts that have something to do with both, in a clever parody of Indiana Jones movies. Her friend-turned-enemy Heinrich Von Marzipan and her frienemish arch enemy Stickybeard shares her love for candy.
    • Both Numbuhs Two and Four love cheese and the latter was hallucinating for cheeseburgers in one episode.
    • Numbuh One also seems to like meatball subs, although Lizzie claims that they go straight to his already big butt, and for all kids chicken nuggets are as valuable as gold.
  • Spike from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic absolutely loves eating gemstones, at the point that his love for them has been used as a little plot device now and then. When gemstones are unavailable, he seems pretty fond of ice cream. When Twilight Sparkle was busy trying to avert a coming disaster, he ate an entire tub of it just because she was too distracted to tell him not to.
    • Pinkie Pie loves sweets in general, but cupcakes are most commonly seen as her favorite, thanks to the "Cupcakes" song in "Call of the Cutie".
      • She also loves chocolate.
    • According to fanon, Derpy Hooves/Ditzy Doo really likes muffins. This was born from a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in "Applebuck Season" where she hungrily says, "Muffin," from the background - not only blatant Flanderization, but not even wholly reliable due to the fact that two other ponies mouth the word at the same time, calling into question whether Derpy even spoke the audible line in the first place. Nevertheless, this is such a pervasive and universally accepted component of her fanon characterization that it got a nod from the production staff in "Putting Your Hoof Down," where Derpy's bag is seen with a muffin clip, and when a limited edition Derpy Hooves toy was released, the box art included muffins.
      • Hilariously subverted in the fanfic Address Unknown: Derpy tells Twilight that she hasn't been able to look at a muffin without wanting to throw up since the Baked Bads incident in "Applebuck Season".
    • Similar to the Derpy/Ditzy case above but at a smaller scale; Soarin the male member of the Wonderbolts that is often depicted alongside Spitfire has been flanderized by fanon to be obsessed with pie. This is mainly because his first scene in the series is of him purchasing and eating an apple pie. Though canon has not confirmed that pie is a favorite food of his, (it was never mentioned when he returned in the season 4 episode: "Rainbow Falls") an official series of MLP trading cards has a line about "ponies joking that his pie eating has set more records than his wings" in his card's description.
    • Big Good Princess Celestia seems to have a fondness for cake.
    • Ever since the Hub Network put this recipe set up on their website, fans have jumped on the idea that Princess Luna has a fondness for grilled cheese sandwiches. They are described as Glorious, after all. It figures the Princess of the Night would be fond of such a popular late-night snack.
    • On that note, has Applejack ever eaten anything other than an apple dish? Apple Fritters in particular seem to be a favorite.
    • Rainbow Dash really likes her cider.
  • In both Sonic Sat AM and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic loves chili dogs.
    • Which is probably where SEGA got the idea of Sonic eating a chilli dog in Sonic Generations.
  • The Harbourmaster in the bookends of Theodore Tugboat enjoys peanut butter and seaweed sandwiches.
  • Batman: The Animated Series: Killer Croc is fond of chicken (as shown in the episode "Life is a Croc"), thought he prefers it raw and can eat four or five whole ones in one sitting, each in one bite.
  • Jake the dog from Adventure Time loves spaghetti, even dreaming about having pillows full of the stuff.
    • As mentioned by the Ice King, Finn's favorite food is meatloaf.
  • The Emperor's New School has Kuzco's love for Mudkas Meat Mugs, to the point where he tried to eat nothing else in one episode, and Kronk's affinity for spinach puffs, which he is borderline obsessed with.
  • The Mayor in The Powerpuff Girls really likes pickles; he's rarely shown eating anything else. He often calls the Powerpuff Girls on their hotline to get help opening pickle jars.
    • He apparently likes bananas even more, however, because in one episode, a banana distracts him from Mojo Jojos "remote controlled pickle".
    • The Mayor's also gave away his position of mayor to Princess when she bribed him with a roomful of Turkish Delight. Keep in mind, he did this after turning down several attempts at large cash bribes.
  • Kick Buttowski seems particularly fond of Cheetah Chug (made with sweat from real cheetahs!) as do Gunther with anything lingonberry related.
  • Clocks for Muzzy from Muzzy In Gondoland.
  • In Kong: The Animated Series, Tann has only ever been seen eating and craving a Pineapple Pizza.
  • Samantha of Time Warp Trio loves onion rings so much she travels back in time to eat them.
  • In WordGirl, the sinister plans of Dr. Two Brains usually involve stealing cheese.
  • Subtle example on Hey Arnold!, Oskar Kokashka is seen eating pickles from the jar in a few episodes. More blatant example would be Harold's love for Mr. Fudgey chocolate bars.
  • Johnny Test: Hugh Test and his meatloaf. And only him.
    • Dukey "likes a cup of joe" and will do anything for steak.
  • The characters on Robot and Monster love bacon. It seems to be the only food on the show's world.
  • Moral Orel: Eggs are Miss Censordoll's. She has a bit of a creepy obsession with them because she doesn't have any of her own, as her mother somehow "castrated" her.
  • Mr. Bogus loved ice cream and cheeseburgers.
    • His enemy Ratty loves, appropriately enough, cheese.
  • The Looney Tunes Show:
    • Bugs Bunny loves carrots.
    • Henry Chickenhawk loves chicken.
  • Eric eats a banana to turn into Bananaman.
  • In Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Eduardo has potatoes, which initially began as a joke (to explain why he had a handy potato sack) and became a running gag throughout the show. Later on and less frequently, Jackie Khones made it clear that he loves sandwiches, even going to court with Madame Foster over one.
    • Frankie and her grandmother's cookies, DEAR GOD. It's enough to turn her from a stable human being to a complete cookie addict.
  • Daria and Jane both really like pizza. Daria's family also eats frozen lasagna for dinner almost every night (but that just might be because Helen's too busy with work to cook an actual meal).
    • Daria has also on several occasions expressed a fondness for cheddar fries.
  • Tucker from Danny Phantom will eat anything with meat, much to the dismay of Sam, who believes we don't need meat. Danny's father, Jack, has a particular fondness for fudge.
  • The three shows following the original Ben 10, the title character was shown to love chili fries and smoothies, the latter a case of irony as between the original series and Alien Force he refused to drink them.
  • In The Magic School Bus, Arnold and chocolate mallo-blasters. He has a lesser fondness for a Cheeto-expy and spent a month prior to the events of the cell-themed episode eating Sea Wheedies ( sea weed-covered carrot chunks) and NOTHING ELSE.
  • Dragon Tales has Ord and dragonberries.
  • In Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Experiment 625 loves sandwiches. In Leroy & Stitch, Lilo uses this as inspiration to name him Rueben.
  • G.I. Joe: The Dreadnoks sure do love their grape soda and chocolate donuts.
  • The Sheriff of Nottingham's dog Scrounger from "The Adventures Of Robin Hoodnik" will do anything for a crumpet.
  • Fang from Total Drama will go to lengths to eat Scott.
    • And Owen's favorite food tends to be food period. He's mentioned Nanaimo bars on multiple occasions though.
  • Kin and Kon from Grojband love to eat cheese.
    • Corey Riffin sure does love to eat anything blueberry related, as Kate and Allie served him blueberry waffles.
    • For Laney Penn, it's Ketchup flavored potato chips.
  • Count Duckula and broccoli sandwiches, due to being a Vegetarian Vampire. He also has a thing for hot chocolate and choccy biccies.
  • Muscle Man on Regular Show is a Big Eater in general, but seems to have a particular affinity for Wing Kingdom chicken wings. The entire cast also fell in love with The Best Burger In the World, a cheeseburger stuffed inside another cheeseburger with two deep fried cheeseburgers for buns, but its only served once every hundred years.