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  • In Despicable Me 2, Gru's detailing of El Macho's life before his supposed death shows him pouring alcohol and snake venom into a shot glass, then he eats the whole glass. Later when El Macho demonstrates the effects of the PX-41 on Gru's minion Kevin, the latter eats a mechanical swinging ax, a bomb, and a police cruiser.
  • Lou, the goanna in FernGully: The Last Rainforest is apparently very pleased to be eating Zac and cheerfully gulps down a snail and plants as he chases after the poor guy.
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  • The Boov from Home are willing to eat a lot of strange things, including footballs, motor oil, and paintings. Van Gogh's Starry Night nearly ends up being lunch.
  • Remy the rat's relatives in Ratatouille, but they are rats.
    Remy: What...are you eating?!
    Emile: I don't really know. I think it was some sort of wrapper once.
  • An interesting example is Dopey in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in that he doesn't intentionally or even knowingly eat anything that he isn't supposed to; it just always happens to accidentally make its way down his throat.
    • First came a bar of soap, which in an attempt to keep a steady grip on it, Dopey ended up accidentally swallowing, resulting in him continuously hiccuping swarms of bubbles. Even then, he doesn't even notice until a few more hiccups in; only then does he do a double take by feeling the soap inside him before comically hiccuping nonstop for the rest of the scene.
    • Second, only in a Deleted Scene, was Dopey swallowing a spoon, also without realizing it. The aforementioned hiccups return, and a kick in the rear from Happy eventually results in him spitting out both the spoon and the soap he had eaten earlier.
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  • Transformers: The Movie (the animated one from the 1980's) has an interesting example in Unicron, a massive robot the size and approximate shape of a large planet, that eats, well, planets! He comes into this category because planets typically tend to have lots of things on them, which he gobbles up along with the rocks themselves.

Live-Action Films

  • In Black Cat, White Cat a pig slowly eats a whole car in several short scenes spread all along the film.
  • Link from Encino Man will eat anything he can get his hands on. Some of the things he eats are actually food (salsa, butter, Hot Pockets, candy bars, etc.), and some are obviously not (dog food, bath beads, formaldehyde-preserved frogs, and so on). The one and only thing he ever ate that he reacted negatively to was the salsa, because it was hot and he drank an entire bowl of it. He got over it about ten seconds later.
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  • Crossed with Eat Dirt, Cheap and Metal Muncher in Godzilla (2014), as the Mutos consume radioactive material. Even a nuclear bomb is little more than a metallic pastry to them.
  • During the scene in Help! where The Beatles come on dressed as a marching band, George Harrison takes a giant bite out of one of his cymbals.
  • In the live-action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the titular character is depicted eating a discarded wine bottle and a Santa plate, and at one point puts a superheated bolt in his mouth to cool it.
  • Grimpo in the Czech western parody Lemonade Joe is capable of eating glass and wood, and will frequently do so.
  • Marx Brothers: Harpo Marx's character(s) were frequently like this.
  • In The Mask, the titular artifact turns Stanley Ipkiss into a human cartoon. Thus, at the climax, he is able to neutralize a bomb by swallowing it and letting it explode inside him. The only side effects to this are comical distension as it explodes, followed by a fiery belch afterward.
    • This exact same gag was done in the pilot episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, where Superman's debut as a superhero involved eating a bomb on a space shuttle.
    • In the animated series, a villain wants to blow up Edge City with a nuclear missile. The Mask covers said missile with bread, sauce and salad, and stands on the place it would hit the ground with his mouth open. Although this time the bomb-eating gets him charred and smoked.
    Mask: [turning to the viewers] That's right folks. I'M GONNA EAT IT!
  • Bill Murray's character in Osmosis Jones contracts a lethal virus by eating a hard-boiled egg he'd dropped on the ground near the monkey cage at a zoo. He arm-wrestles the egg away from a grabby monkey, then heedlessly pops it into his mouth.
  • In Return to Oz, the Nome King turns into a giant rock monster and tries to eat the Gump (which is made of a Gump's head attached to a sofa). They save the head, but he does eat the sofa. He later tries to eat Jack (who is made of sticks, though he does have a pumpkin for a head). It is likely he would have tried to eat Dorothy and the Scarecrow as well if Billina had not laid an egg that fell down the Nome King's throat and killed him.
  • In the 1934 short subject Roast Beef And Movies, Curly Howard (in a rare appearance away from The Three Stooges), eats goldfish and the buttons off a friend's vest. He also claims to have eaten the metal canisters holding the film that he and his friends had made.
  • The dog in Snatch. eats a shoe, a rubber chew toy, and an 86 karat diamond...which has actually lost a couple of karats by the time it comes out of his digestive tract.
  • As part of its MO, The Thing consumes and imitates any form of life. And we DO mean ANY. Be glad Antarctica is practically devoid of life, or our heroes would have been dealing with more mutated animals than just the 'dog' they incinerated.
  • Vermin from Time Bandits. "He eats anything!"
  • In Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Mr. Gloop eats a microphone.


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