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Dairy Products Gone Bad!

"On your knees, undeserving bastards! Comedy has arrived!"

Fun with Milk & Cheese (often referred to as simply Milk & Cheese out of convenience) is a comic book by Evan Dorkin (and occasionally colored by Dorkin's wife, Sarah Dyer) and published by various companies, later collected by Slave Labor Graphics and more recently in a deluxe hardcover by Dark Horse Comics. It follows the misadventures of an anthropomorphic, misanthropic carton of milk and a wedge of cheese. The eponymous "dairy products gone bad" tend to drink copious quantities of gin and become embroiled in unbelievably violent situations. They hate everything except for liquor, TV, and each other. In short, they hate what you hate... and they hate YOU!


  • A Dog Named "Dog": A milk carton named Milk and a wedge of cheese named Cheese.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: Milk and Cheese are an anthropomorphic carton of milk and an anthropomorphic wedge of cheese respectively.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • Black Comedy: The comic runs on this trope. The level of brutality involved is so excessive that at one point, a guy from the Guinness Book of World Records appears as they're beating a hippy pot dealer to a bloody mess and crowns them as "World Class Abuse Kings".
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Merv Griffin!" for no reason at all.
    • Also "Eerie!" on the rare occasions that they encountered something that genuinely unsettled them.
  • Comedic Sociopathy
  • Crossover: With Hack/Slash, and they also appeared in a Shi/Cyblade special which also featured Hellboy and Cerebus the Aardvark among many others.
  • Face on a Milk Carton: Milk has his childhood face featured on him in this fashion.
  • Freudian Excuse: Parodied in a story called "Society is to Blame!", where the duo commit their usual horrific fit of violence, but this time decide to do so all the while spouting cliched excuses as to why they're doing it.
  • Furry Fandom: Violently attacked in Dark Horse Presents #10, "The Fur Suit Of Happiness".
    Cheese: "Is this for real?! Or have we finally gotten so goddamned drunk we've slipped into some hallucinatory dipso hell?!?"
  • Grievous Bottley Harm: A regular tactic, usually with gin bottles.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: They seem absolutely inseparable, but give no indication they're in a romantic relationship of any kind.
  • White Gloves: Both Milk and Cheese wear these
  • Unusual Chapter Numbers: The first 6 issues were numbered #1, Other #1, Third #1, Fourth #1, "First Second Issue," and #666.