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A dream, daydream or otherwise of every child, immature character, or Big Eater: a giant pile of their favorite food.

Of course, you'd only be able to eat so much before you'd begin to hate the taste (not to mention the stomach pains). And such a big, unprotected amount of food would usually spoil pretty fast.

See also Giant Food and Level Ate, where the food is unusually enormous for its size. Contrast with Micro Dieting.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Kokoro Connect: Episode 9 of the anime when Yui accidentally buys a feast of junk food. A impulse-fueled binge ensues.

    Asian Animation 

    Comic Books 
  • Archie: In one comic strip, Jughead has a dream where he's rushing toward a mountain of burgers — only to be stopped in his tracks by a stern-looking Archie. Jug wakes up, visibly angry, and when the real Archie greets him in a friendly manner, he coldly brushes him off.

    Comic Strips 
  • FoxTrot: In an arc in which Jason is Scrooge and Peter the Spirit of Christmas Present, Peter explains the conspicuous lack of a mountain of food as having had a light lunch.

    Films — Animation 
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: A huge pile of leftover food is made after a month of food weather, affectionately called "Mt. Leftovers".
  • Aladdin: The Genie takes the "choose 1 from Column A and 1 from Column B" menu convention literally and briefly creates two towers of food during the "Never Had a Friend Like Me" song.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • A Christmas Carol: A lot of film versions portray the Ghost of Christmas Present as sitting atop a giant mountain of food.

  • A unique example found in the book Pornucopia depicts a huge ice cream mountain that, while making for a popular ski resort, is quite nauseating for the people who have to work there and experience its sickening sweetness for hours every day.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Aquabats! Super Show!: A variant appears in "ManAnt!": after the team beats ManAnt, a super sized Crash discovers that stolen burgers have been stockpiled in a nearby giant anthill. Cue "Burger Rain".
  • Man v. Food: Adam Richman's insane eating challenges often take the form of at least a foothill of food if not a full-blown mountain. Even the standard size portions can look to non-Americans like a substantial hillock. Adam tends to hit The Wall a lot when his body begins to physically reject the idea of ingesting any more.
  • Our Miss Brooks: Teenaged Walter Denton gets a large breakfast at Mrs. Davis' house, whenever he arrives to take Miss Brooks to school. This is usually after he has eaten breakfast at home.


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    Web Animation 
  • The Grossery Gang: A literal version is seen in the "Mount Yuck" arc, where, after failing to hit the slushie machine with food, a gigantic mountain of food is created. As the Grosseries are living food themselves, it is only the scale of the convenience store in height, but that's still plenty tall enough for them. The arc is spent climbing it, purely because "it's there".

  • Brawl in the Family: The Ghost of Christmas Present's pile of food in A Christmas Carol is parodied in the Christmas special where the character is played by Kirby, who delays his segment by quite a bit because he's busy snacking on his giant pile of holiday foods.

    Western Animation 
  • Adventure Time: Played literally with the Rock Candy Mountains in the Candy Kingdom.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy: In "Stop, Look and Ed", Sarah and Jimmy make a big mountain of ice cream (and proceed to slide down it with their mouths open).
  • I Am Weasel: In "Dessert Island", Weasel and Baboon land on a dessert island.
  • PB Bear And Friends: In one episode, a genie is asked for a giant mountain of candy. Near the end of the episode, he also creates a mountain of bananas for a monkey.
  • Rugrats, "Ice Cream Mountain": The eponymous mountain is actually a decoration in a miniature golf course, but babies don't know that and Hilarity Ensues.
  • The Simpsons: In "Treehouse of Horror IV", Homer Simpson's Ironic Hell punishment is being forcefed "all the donuts in the world" and being surrounded by piles and piles of them. He successfully eats them all and is disappointed that there aren't any more.