HOME > Chowhound > Not About Food >

Food in classic cartoon strips?

Gary Soup Feb 8, 2007 11:07 AM

Well, weve gone through food in the movies (repeatedly) and food in pop songs, but I don't recall a similar thread about cartoon strips or cartoon characters (and you can slap me up side of the head if I'm wrong). This occurred to me when I uncovered my reprints of Winsor McKay's landmark "Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend" (which was not actually about Rarebit, but about the Kafka-like dreams that come from eating heavy food).

J. Wellington Wimpy comes to mind, who, I think, inspired a real life burger chain, as does Dagwood Bumstead and his sandwiches, Dinty Moore (for obvious reasons) and Li'l Abner's son "Po'k Chop."

It helps to be approaching your second childhood, like me, to play this game, but go for it!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. amopdx RE: Gary Soup Feb 8, 2007 11:13 AM

    Garfield and his lasagna usually made me hungry :)

    1. m
      momjamin RE: Gary Soup Feb 8, 2007 11:18 AM

      Cathy has a love/hate relationship with food...seems like chocolate in particular.

      1. r
        ricepad RE: Gary Soup Feb 8, 2007 11:26 AM

        Snoopy and root beer, on Veteran's Day. Snoopy thought root beer was special, so I did, too. Funny how the Vet's Day thing was lost on me as a kid but the root beer resonated.

        1. Glencora RE: Gary Soup Feb 8, 2007 11:59 AM

          Well, Satchel likes to eat things he finds on the ground. (I love 'Get Fuzzy.')

          Snoopy and his root beer is a great one.

          1. revsharkie RE: Gary Soup Feb 8, 2007 02:19 PM

            "Us is cookin' fishes HANover foots!" --Pogo

            1 Reply
            1. re: revsharkie
              Will Owen RE: revsharkie Feb 8, 2007 05:54 PM

              And don't forget the chicken-foots soup and the perloo!

            2. Robert Lauriston RE: Gary Soup Feb 8, 2007 02:24 PM

              Future classics:


              1. King of Northern Blvd RE: Gary Soup Feb 8, 2007 06:23 PM

                What about when Opus whacked the hell out of that Mime with a giant salami in Bloom County?

                1 Reply
                1. re: King of Northern Blvd
                  cooknKate RE: King of Northern Blvd Feb 10, 2007 05:01 PM

                  I had forgotten all about that!! What a hilarious theme that was....

                2. d
                  diropstim RE: Gary Soup Feb 9, 2007 09:56 AM

                  The Far Side: Bull #1 approaches Bull #2, who is grilling burgers on a Hibachi, and says "You're sick, Jesse! Sick, sick, sick!"

                  Chicken #1 feeding a bowl of soup to a bedridden Chicken #2, saying "it's full of vitamins and besides, it's no one we know."

                  1 Reply
                  1. re: diropstim
                    Bob W RE: diropstim Feb 9, 2007 12:32 PM

                    Bizarro: Fast-food worker is on trial for murder. Prosecutor holds up a burger and says, "Perhaps THIS will refresh your memory!" Spectators, jury, judge all gasp in horror.

                    Everyone in the courtroom except the guy on trial is a bovine.

                    Perhaps not so surprisingly, a quick Google search has disclosed that Bizarro cartoonist Dan Piraro is a vegan and an animal rights activist. Regardless of your politics, this particular cartoon is hilarious.

                  2. b
                    bklynite RE: Gary Soup Feb 9, 2007 12:03 PM

                    My favorite Far Side - The Boneless Chicken Ranch.

                    1. jfood RE: Gary Soup Feb 9, 2007 12:07 PM

                      Hard to believe that Popeye and his spinach hasn't been mentioned and Bugs Bunny and his carrots ain't been mentioned.

                      Let's not forget the one great commercial in which one character tried in every single episode to turn his intended prey into a meal. The winner is Wile E Coyote and Road Runner, Beep Beep!!

                      1. katp RE: Gary Soup Feb 9, 2007 12:22 PM

                        Garfield for me. Not only his lasagna, but John used to always have a steak, baked potato w/ a big pat of butter on it, and a green veggie (i can't remember if it was peas of broccoli).

                        1 Reply
                        1. re: katp
                          Janet RE: katp Feb 9, 2007 02:53 PM

                          Dagwood and his sandwiches.

                        2. MaspethMaven RE: Gary Soup Feb 10, 2007 05:50 AM

                          Has anyone else ever had Andy Capp's Hot Fries? I'm not old enough to remember Andy Capp very well, but why create a brand of snack food for him?

                          1. MaspethMaven RE: Gary Soup Feb 10, 2007 05:52 AM

                            I almost forgot, TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN

                            1. k
                              Kelli2006 RE: Gary Soup Feb 10, 2007 10:38 AM

                              Funky Wiinkerbean. It revolves around a pizza shop that mirrors a Akron landmark. Luigi's

                              I miss the Far Side.

                              3 Replies
                              1. re: Kelli2006
                                mikeed80 RE: Kelli2006 Feb 10, 2007 03:08 PM

                                Kelli2006 please go back to perogies and read my posting I am looking for a recepie! MikeD

                                1. re: mikeed80
                                  Kelli2006 RE: mikeed80 Feb 11, 2007 01:00 PM

                                  Mike, I checked the pirogi thread you referenced, but I am not sure what recipe you are seeking. Do you want a recipe for the cabbage filling or a Polish "pizza"?

                                2. re: Kelli2006
                                  cooknKate RE: Kelli2006 Feb 10, 2007 05:02 PM

                                  I miss the Far Side too. What a genius that guy was!

                                3. Euonymous RE: Gary Soup Feb 10, 2007 05:57 PM

                                  Well, I don't think this is a classic strip yet, but this particular day's offering was noteworthy.

                                  1 Reply
                                  1. re: Euonymous
                                    LindaWhit RE: Euonymous Feb 11, 2007 12:45 PM

                                    As is today's Sunday Get Fuzzy. (I love this comic strip)

                                  2. t
                                    The Loaf RE: Gary Soup Feb 11, 2007 12:31 AM

                                    Another Peanuts item: Charlie Brown buying and eating a bowl of Lucy's "Goop."

                                    1. f
                                      fryrose RE: Gary Soup Feb 11, 2007 07:11 AM

                                      I know Bugs Bunny was mentioned but what about the episode when Humphrey Bogart was in a nightclub and he wanted rabbit for 'Baby' A classic!

                                      1. Pei RE: Gary Soup Feb 11, 2007 07:18 AM

                                        What? Don't tell me no one's tried to make a Dagwood's! My favorite Blondie's strips were the ones with him teetering through the house trying to balance a sandwich as high as the ceiling! That reminds me a bar in SF has a martini called The Dagwood: it comes with a spear holding every single martini garnish imaginable.

                                        1 Reply
                                        1. re: Pei
                                          Pei RE: Pei Feb 11, 2007 04:25 PM

                                          Sorry, Gary, didn't read your OP very carefully early in the morning. Of course you've tried the Dagwood!

                                          Olive Oil's brother's name in Popey is Castor, right?

                                        2. amopdx RE: Gary Soup Feb 12, 2007 10:01 AM

                                          from the Archie Comics
                                          Jughead inhaling Pop's hamburgers till his belly couldn't hold anymore. sometimes until his pant's button would pop off.

                                          Show Hidden Posts