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* AWeightyAesop: Saturday shows the consequences of eating unhealthy food, especially in large amounts, as the caterpillar ends up having a stomachache. On Sunday he eats one nice green leaf and feels much better afterwards. Eric Carle was absolutely disgusted at being forced to include this scene, as his intention was for the caterpillar's hunger to be something normal and natural, and the caterpillar bettered for recognizing and sating it.

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* AWeightyAesop: Saturday shows the consequences of eating unhealthy food, especially in large amounts, as the caterpillar ends up having a stomachache. On Sunday he eats one nice green leaf and feels much better afterwards. Eric Carle was absolutely disgusted at being forced to include this scene, as his intention was for the caterpillar's hunger to be something normal and natural, and the caterpillar bettered for recognizing and sating it.


* AWeightyAesop: Saturday shows the consequences of eating unhealthy food, especially in large amounts, as the caterpillar ends up having a stomachache. On Sunday he eats one nice green leaf and feels much better afterwards.

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* AWeightyAesop: Saturday shows the consequences of eating unhealthy food, especially in large amounts, as the caterpillar ends up having a stomachache. On Sunday he eats one nice green leaf and feels much better afterwards. Eric Carle was absolutely disgusted at being forced to include this scene, as his intention was for the caterpillar's hunger to be something normal and natural, and the caterpillar bettered for recognizing and sating it.


* AWeightyAesop: Saturday shows the consequences of eating unhealthy food, especially in large amounts, as the caterpillar ends up having a stomachache. On Sunday he eats one nice green leaf and feels much better afterwards. Eric Carle was absolutely disgusted at being forced to include this scene, as his intention was for the caterpillar's hunger to be something normal and natural, and the caterpillar bettered for recognizing and sating it.

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* AWeightyAesop: Saturday shows the consequences of eating unhealthy food, especially in large amounts, as the caterpillar ends up having a stomachache. On Sunday he eats one nice green leaf and feels much better afterwards. Eric Carle was absolutely disgusted at being forced to include this scene, as his intention was for the caterpillar's hunger to be something normal and natural, and the caterpillar bettered for recognizing and sating it.


* AWeightyAesop: Saturday shows the consequences of eating unhealthy food, especially in large amounts, as the caterpillar ends up having a stomachache. On Sunday he eats one nice green leaf and feels much better afterwards. Eric Carlisle was absolutely disgusted at being forced to include this scene, as his intention was for the caterpillar's hunger to be something normal and natural, and the caterpillar bettered for recognizing and sating it.

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* AWeightyAesop: Saturday shows the consequences of eating unhealthy food, especially in large amounts, as the caterpillar ends up having a stomachache. On Sunday he eats one nice green leaf and feels much better afterwards. Eric Carlisle Carle was absolutely disgusted at being forced to include this scene, as his intention was for the caterpillar's hunger to be something normal and natural, and the caterpillar bettered for recognizing and sating it.


* AWeightyAesop: Saturday shows the consequences of eating unhealthy food, especially in large amounts, as the caterpillar ends up having a stomachache. On Sunday he eats one nice green leaf and feels much better afterwards. Eric Carlisle was absolutely disgusted [[ExecutiveMeddling at being forced to include this scene,]] as his intention was for the caterpillar's hunger to be something normal and natural, and the caterpillar bettered for recognizing and sating it.

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* AWeightyAesop: Saturday shows the consequences of eating unhealthy food, especially in large amounts, as the caterpillar ends up having a stomachache. On Sunday he eats one nice green leaf and feels much better afterwards. Eric Carlisle was absolutely disgusted [[ExecutiveMeddling at being forced to include this scene,]] scene, as his intention was for the caterpillar's hunger to be something normal and natural, and the caterpillar bettered for recognizing and sating it.


* AWeightyAesop: Saturday shows the consequences of eating unhealthy food, especially in large amounts, as the caterpillar ends up having a stomachache. On Sunday he eats one nice green leaf and feels much better afterwards.

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* AWeightyAesop: Saturday shows the consequences of eating unhealthy food, especially in large amounts, as the caterpillar ends up having a stomachache. On Sunday he eats one nice green leaf and feels much better afterwards. Eric Carlisle was absolutely disgusted [[ExecutiveMeddling at being forced to include this scene,]] as his intention was for the caterpillar's hunger to be something normal and natural, and the caterpillar bettered for recognizing and sating it.


** This was actually included due to ExecutiveMeddling, as explained on the Trivia page.

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** This was actually included due to ExecutiveMeddling, as explained on the Trivia page.

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* AWeightyAesop: Saturday shows the consequences of eating unhealthy food, especially in large amounts, as the caterpillar ends up having a stomachache. On Sunday he eats one nice green leaf and feels much better afterwards.

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* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: The butterfly that the titular caterpillar transforms into has extravagant rainbow-colored wings, something very few adult Lepidopteran specimens have, if any (and this is usually if they are toxic, such as the Madagascan Sunset Moth, whose bright colors warn predators that it is toxic to eat.)
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The titular caterpillar pupates in what is called a "cocoon" before transforming into a butterfly. In real life, only moth caterpillars pupate in cocoons, whereas butterfly caterpillars pupate in chrysalises. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that it's a fictional specimen, and that "chrysalis" could be a fairly complex word for little kids.


* ExtremeOmnivore: The caterpillar eats a ludicrous amount of non plant foods in a short period of time.

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* ExtremeOmnivore: The caterpillar eats a ludicrous amount of non plant non-plant foods in a short period of time.


* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Incredibly Idealistic. Eric Carle himself said its "a book of hope...a way about growing up, how scary it is, but how you can fly into the world with your talents."

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Incredibly Idealistic. Eric Carle himself said its "a book of hope... a way about growing up, how scary it is, but how you can fly into the world with your talents."

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* GreenAroundTheGills: In the animated special, the caterpillar turns a sickly shade of green by the end of its Saturday binge.

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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Very_Hungry_Caterpillar A children's picture book written by Eric Carle and first published in 1969]]. Since then it's been a staple of many childhoods and been translated into over 50 languages.

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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Very_Hungry_Caterpillar A children's picture book written by Eric Carle Creator/EricCarle and first published in 1969]].1969. Since then it's been a staple of many childhoods and been translated into over 50 languages.

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