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A character (who may or may not be fat) that regularly eats enough for an entire football team, often devastating the whole table -- and sometimes entire restaurants in their insatiable hunger. Often with a speed-eating technique that makes food seem to vanish spontaneously from the plate. Primarily a [[ComedyTropes comedy trope]], a common sight gag with this kind of character in cartoons or anime is having piles upon piles of plates and bowls stack up as the character chows down. CutASliceTakeTheRest is another common joke involving this type of character.

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A character (who may or may not be fat) that regularly eats enough for an entire football team, often devastating the whole table -- and sometimes entire restaurants in their insatiable hunger. Often with a speed-eating technique that makes food seem to vanish spontaneously from the plate. Primarily a [[ComedyTropes comedy trope]], a common sight gag with this kind of character in cartoons or anime is having piles upon piles of plates and bowls stack up as the character chows down. CutASliceTakeTheRest is another a common joke involving this type of character.
character, as as IllTakeTwoBeersToo.



Typical dialogue in a restaurant:
->'''Other party member:''' We want <number of people> portions of <whatever food>, please!\\
'''Big Eater:''' [[IllTakeTwoBeersToo <Number of people> portions for me too!]]

Another typical line goes thus:
->'''Big Eater:''' ''(after ordering enough for everybody)'' [[BaitAndSwitch So what are you guys having?]]

Another variant that does not require the Big Eater to have any company along:
->'''Big Eater''': One of everything, please.

Another favorite joke when doing strenuous activity:
->'''Big Eater:''' All of this [name of the activity] makes me hungry!\\
'''Another Character, Preferably a DeadpanSnarker:''' ''Breathing'' makes you hungry.

Although it's often PlayedForLaughs, serious examples are known to exist. Such as if the Big Eater is suffering from bulimia or if the character's over-eating is caused by some sort of emotional problem.

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Typical dialogue in a restaurant:
->'''Other party member:''' We want <number of people> portions of <whatever food>, please!\\
'''Big Eater:''' [[IllTakeTwoBeersToo <Number of people> portions for me too!]]

Another typical line goes thus:
->'''Big Eater:''' ''(after ordering enough for everybody)'' [[BaitAndSwitch So what are you guys having?]]

Another variant that does not require the Big Eater to have any company along:
->'''Big Eater''': One of everything, please.

Another favorite joke when doing strenuous activity:
->'''Big Eater:''' All of this [name of the activity] makes me hungry!\\
'''Another Character, Preferably a DeadpanSnarker:''' ''Breathing'' makes you hungry.

Although it's often PlayedForLaughs, serious examples and deconstructions are known to exist. Such as if the For example, a Big Eater is may be suffering from bulimia or if the character's over-eating is caused by some sort overindulging as a symptom of deeper emotional problem.problems.


->'''Big Eater:''' All of this [name of the activity] makes me hungry!
->'''Another Character, Preferably a DeadpanSnarker:''' ''Breathing'' makes you hungry.

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->'''Big Eater:''' All of this [name of the activity] makes me hungry!
->'''Another
hungry!\\
'''Another
Character, Preferably a DeadpanSnarker:''' ''Breathing'' makes you hungry.



* [[BigEater/AnimatedFilms Films Animation]]
* [[BigEater/LiveActionFilms Films Live-Action]]

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* [[BigEater/AnimatedFilms Films Film Animation]]
* [[BigEater/LiveActionFilms Films Film Live-Action]]



* BigEater/{{Theater}}

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* BigEater/{{Theater}}BigEater/{{Theatre}}

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* Paddi of ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'' is known to eat a lot of food, particularly cake and candy. He likes candy so much that he builds a house out of it in the ''Joys of Seasons'' episode "Candy House Fantasy".
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* ''Toys/FlickToStickBungees'': Kitor, a character from the Bionic Bungees set, is described in his bio as having a habit of gobbling up metal without considering whether the other Bungees will need it.
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* What did Mrs. Goldfarb have for breakfast in Allan Sherman's ''Grow Mrs. Goldfarb''? (To the tune of "Glow Mr. Glowworm")

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* What "What did Mrs. Goldfarb have for breakfast breakfast?" in Allan Sherman's ''Grow Mrs. Goldfarb''? (To the tune of "Glow Mr. Glowworm")


Don't interrupt a Big Eater's meal, or worse, try to steal his or her food, as this is a [[BerserkButton very good way to piss the character off]]...

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Don't interrupt a Big Eater's meal, or worse, [[LostFoodGrievance try to steal his or her food, food]], as this is a [[BerserkButton very good way to piss the character off]]...

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* Creator/JimGaffigan makes a lot of jokes about himself being this. Many of his routines are food-related, such as the "Hot Pockets!"


* ''Podcast/{{Sequinox}}'' has Tellie, who will eat anything ''but'' food. Somewhat justified in that it's an Earth spirit and believes it's cleaning up trash, but it considers almost anything trash (cameras, clothing, cars, you name it). More mundanely are Chel and Syd, notably when they arrive at the Fall Festival and declare their intent to eat their weight in fried dough. Chel's player Jake even compares Chel to Rusty from ''Film/OceansEleven2001''.

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* ''Podcast/{{Sequinox}}'' has Tellie, who will eat anything ''but'' food. Somewhat justified in that it's an Earth spirit and believes it's cleaning up trash, but it considers almost anything trash (cameras, clothing, cars, you name it). More mundanely are Chel Chell and Syd, Sid, notably when they arrive at the Fall Festival and declare their intent to eat their weight in fried dough. Chel's player Jake even compares Chel to Rusty from ''Film/OceansEleven2001''.

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[[folder:Podcasts]]
* ''Podcast/{{Sequinox}}'' has Tellie, who will eat anything ''but'' food. Somewhat justified in that it's an Earth spirit and believes it's cleaning up trash, but it considers almost anything trash (cameras, clothing, cars, you name it). More mundanely are Chel and Syd, notably when they arrive at the Fall Festival and declare their intent to eat their weight in fried dough. Chel's player Jake even compares Chel to Rusty from ''Film/OceansEleven2001''.
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TruthInTelevision, though without proper exercise it can lead to obesity. People with higher metabolisms are better able to avoid weight problems caused by overeating and teenagers are known for being able to eat amounts of food that will make them fat if they continue to eat like that in their 20s and beyond. Most wild animals need to be this because they usually have no idea when or where their next meal will be, especially in harsh environments like deserts or the arctic. Vegetarians can come off as this, though this is also because they have to eat more food overall to maintain a healthy weight, as humans are omnivores.

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TruthInTelevision, though without proper exercise it can lead to obesity. People with higher metabolisms are better able to avoid weight problems caused by overeating and teenagers are known for being able to eat amounts of food that will make them fat if they continue to eat like that in their 20s and beyond. Vegetarians can come off as this - because vegetable matter doesn't contain a lot of calories. Most wild animals need to be this because they usually have no idea when or where their next meal will be, especially in harsh environments like deserts or the arctic. Vegetarians can come off as this, though this is also because they have to eat more food overall to maintain a healthy weight, as humans are omnivores.
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TruthInTelevision, though without proper exercise it can lead to obesity. People with higher metabolisms are better able to avoid weight problems caused by overeating and teenagers are known for being able to eat amounts of food that will make them fat if they continue to eat like that in their 20s and beyond. Most wild animals need to be this because they usually have no idea when or where their next meal will be, especially in harsh environments like deserts or the arctic.

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TruthInTelevision, though without proper exercise it can lead to obesity. People with higher metabolisms are better able to avoid weight problems caused by overeating and teenagers are known for being able to eat amounts of food that will make them fat if they continue to eat like that in their 20s and beyond. Most wild animals need to be this because they usually have no idea when or where their next meal will be, especially in harsh environments like deserts or the arctic. Vegetarians can come off as this, though this is also because they have to eat more food overall to maintain a healthy weight, as humans are omnivores.


Nine English muffins, on baked apple,\\

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Nine English muffins, on one baked apple,\\

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* What did Mrs. Goldfarb have for breakfast in Allan Sherman's ''Grow Mrs. Goldfarb''? (To the tune of "Glow Mr. Glowworm")
-->You had for breakfast two pounds bacon,\\
Three dozen eggs, one coffee cake and\\
Then you had something really awful,\\
Four kippered herrings on a waffle,\\
Nine English muffins, on baked apple,\\
Boston cream pie, Philadelphia scrapple,\\
Seventeen bowls of Crispy Crunch,\\
Then you said "What's for lunch?"

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-v_D0SXfIk "Just Eat It"]] by Whale Island (鯨魚島樂隊).


[[BigFun Jolly la]][[BoisterousBruiser rge characters]], [[ExtremeOmnivore Extreme Omnivores]] and [[PersonalityPowers people with eating related powers]] tend to be Big Eaters by default. The FatComicRelief is a very common form of BigEater. However the best examples are people who will eat anything and everything, and are still very small.

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[[BigFun Jolly la]][[BoisterousBruiser rge characters]], [[ExtremeOmnivore Extreme Omnivores]] and [[PersonalityPowers people with eating related powers]] tend to be Big Eaters by default. The Large characters, such as the BigFun and BoisterousBruiser, tend to be this trope. In fact, the FatComicRelief is almost always a very common form of BigEater. However Big Eater. However, Big Eaters who remain thin despite their habits are considered the best examples are people who will eat anything and everything, and are still very small.
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