Pichu-kun on Jun 12th 2016 at 8:54:37 PM
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Pichu-kun on Mar 16th 2018 at 3:15:43 PM
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A common stereotype in fiction is that wealthy people eat unusual or bland foods. The proportions will also often be very small. If the food is weird looking instead of gross the excuse will be that the chef is striving for artistic value.
Related to Stock "Yuck!". Compare to Wine Is Classy, Hollywood Cuisine, French Cuisine Is Haughty, and Exotic Entree. City People Eat Sushi used to be an example of this back when sushi was considered exotic, weird, and expensive by westerners, but since The '80s sushi has become popular amongst all demographics.
- In The Hunger Games franchise, the Capitol party-goers have a special drink that causes the drinker to vomit so they can eat more food.
- The more expensive the restaurant in Pokémon X and Y, the more eccentric the food is. Dishes include a 3000 year old bone boiled in snow for 100 days and a 180 year old aged blue cheese that is described as smelling so strongly that it'll burn your nose. The Kalos region in which the games take place in is a French counterpart.
- Subverted in the fifth Don't Hug Me I'm Scared video. The Faux Affably Evil Anthropomorphic Food characters are vastly uninformed about proper eating and biology. They believe "fancy foods" are bad for you. The problem is that their definition of "fancy, show-offy foods" consists of cooked meats, fruits, eggs, and basically anything healthy while plain or low-nutrition foods like bread and cream are deemed healthy. One of the food's a talking steak by the way.
- In episode 25 of Miraculous Ladybug Plagg dismisses the foods Adrien (who is rich) gives him.
- In the episode "Spice Up Your Life" of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Rarity and Pinkie go to the upperclass city of Canterlot to fix a friendship problem. It turns out a father and daughter duo of Indian inspired ponies are fighting because their restaurant is unpopular. Nopony visits because it hasn't been rated yet, and the local Caustic Critic dislikes it because the food is nonconformist compared to other restaurants in the area (who are all identical). Pinkie and Rarity, however, find the other restaurants displeasing due to their small proportions and bland tasting food.
- In the Sonic Boom episode, "My Fair Sticksy", when Sticks gets nominated for an Awardy Award, she and her friends are invited to attend the award ceremony. Upon going there, Sonic and Knuckles find such fancy foods as asparagus crustini, hempseed quiche, and goat cheese with red ridicio spread. Knuckles tries the goat cheese with red ridicio spread and finds it tastes terrible, so he calls it "goat cheese in a red crudicio spread". This quickly earns him the admiration of Professor Cluckins and Admiral Beaverton, who tell him he had the audacity to say what they're all thinking.
- On the Futurama episode "Three Hundred Big Boys", Zoidberg spends his $300 refund on foie gras and caviar, but is disappointed to find out that it's just goose liver and fish eggs. Chef Elzar tells him that "This is what rich people eat, the garbage parts of food."
- In Jackie Chan Adventures, the Rabbit Talisman is first discovered lodged into the shell of a Galapagos Tortoise that was sold to a club of rich people who liked to eat endangered animals.
- In The Legend of Korra, the new Airbenders save a herd of Sky Bison from some hunters who want to sell them to the Earth Queen, who likes to eat exotic animals. This is said to be the fate of her father's prized pet Bear, Bosco
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