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Inherently Funny Foods

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Edible items that are funny in and of themselves.

This trope has been Nuked
Proposed By:
Lawman592 on Oct 7th 2018 at 10:17:16 PM
Last Edited By:
Lawman592 on Oct 10th 2018 at 10:07:40 PM
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These are things people eat that are funny. They can have funny names and/or look funny. In the case of the latter, Inherently Funny Foods are often part of a Visual Gag because, let's be honest, why else are bananas, eggplants, sausages, and melons funny (you know you were all thinking it)?

Sometimes the foods are funny because they taste funny or foul.

Unrelated to Erotic Eating, btw, in that the food(s) do(es)n't have to be consumed in order for the gag to happen.


Examples:

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     Live Action Television 
  • Gallagher, his "Sledge-O-Matic", and watermelons. There's a reason the first few rows of the audience have a big sheet of plastic in front of them.
  • David Letterman on both Late Night and The Late Show with David Letterman dropped (among other things) pumpkins and watermelons from a tower simply because it was funny watching them get smashed on the pavement below.

By Category

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     Fruits and Vegetables 
  • Bananas (funny sounding and funny looking)
  • Eggplants (mildly amusing sounding but definitely funny looking)
  • Anything in the melon family:
  • Prunes: there's some humor in their name and appearance but it's their alleged side effects that's the source of most jokes involving them.
  • Pumpkins

     Meat and Meat Products 
  • Haggis
  • Sausage
  • Spam: funny name, funny looking, and (to some) funny tasting. The comedy trifecta.

     Miscellaneous 
  • Cod Liver Oil: Not much funny about the name but its horrific taste is a prime source of comedy.

Feedback: 5 replies

Oct 8th 2018 at 1:55:50 AM

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Oct 8th 2018 at 10:20:46 AM

Oct 8th 2018 at 10:25:03 AM

Fundamentally Funny Fruit was already cut, and this looks an attempt (unintentionally) to remake that trope.

Oct 10th 2018 at 12:20:29 PM

Additionally, Funny Foods because they're often part of a Visual Gag? Because, let's be honest, why else are bananas, eggplants, sausages, and melons funny? (you know you were all thinking it)

Unrelated to Erotic Eating, btw, in that the food(s) do(es)n't have to be consumed in order for the gag to happen.

Oct 10th 2018 at 10:07:40 PM

George Carlin had a whole routine about foods he didn't eat as a child because of their names, such as squash ("How do you cook it? By sitting on it?"), eggplant ("Well, which is it?"), or foods with names he found silly like guacamole or garbanzo beans.

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