Tossin It Out There – What’s YOUR Favorite Movie Moment Involving Food?

Ok, folks. Thanksgiving is right around the corner… and that means a bunch of FOOD. Eatin’s. Mmmmm.

So I thought we’d turn today’s topic to the subject of food. Will it be a tricky one? Maybe… but let’s try to come up with our favorite scenes or moments from movies involving eating, or food.

Plenty of comedies deal in food… obviously, there’s the food fight in Animal House. Spicoli ordering a pizza in class. The lunch scene in the Breakfast Club. But horror goes there too. How about the dinner scene in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or the octopus scene in Old Boy? There’s plenty of dramatic scenes that happen at the dinner table… American Beauty has a family dinner scene from hell, for example. Jack Nicholson tells Helen Hunt “You make me want to be a better man” over dinner.

“Look Mr Frodo. Lembas!”

:D There’s tons of ammunition out there for you today, and I promise the judges will be lenient. So let’s hear it! What are YOUR favorite movie scenes involving food?!

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144 thoughts on “Tossin It Out There – What’s YOUR Favorite Movie Moment Involving Food?

  1. John Candy’s “UNCLE BUCK” And His Wagon-Wheel-Sized Pancakes For His Nephew’s Birthday, Is The Scene That Popped Into My Brain Almost Immediately. So I’m Goin’ With It!!! hehehe
    Nice Question, Dude!
    That One T’Weren’t Easy! ;)
    -B.

    • Yeah, I have a feeling that this one might be a bit of a stumper for some people. Doesn’t seem to be slowing the responses down any though. :D

      Good answer, though. Fun flick!

      Miles: Where do you live?
      Buck: In the city.
      Miles: You have a house?
      Buck: Apartment.
      Miles: Own or rent?
      Buck: Rent.
      Miles: What do you do for a living?
      Buck: Lots of things.
      Miles: Where’s your office?
      Buck: I don’t have one.
      Miles: How come?
      Buck: I don’t need one.
      Miles: Where’s your wife?
      Buck: Don’t have one.
      Miles: How come?
      Buck: It’s a long story.
      Miles: You have kids?
      Buck: No I don’t.
      Miles: How come?
      Buck: It’s an even longer story.
      Miles: Are you my Dad’s brother?
      Buck: What’s your record for consecutive questions asked?
      Miles: 38.
      Buck: I’m your Dad’s brother alright.
      Miles: You have much more hair in your nose than my Dad.
      Buck: How nice of you to notice.
      Miles: I’m a kid – that’s my job.

  2. Nine 1/2 Weeks! (Just kidding). Armageddon and the animal crackers (just kidding again!) As a kid I adored Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and I especially loved the idea of Violet blowing up into a Violet balloon, and the snozzberries, too. But my favorite has to be Waitress, which is definitely a “food movie.” I love the way the main character names her pies around her life struggles, and puts her life into those pies.

    • LOL. On the first one I thought, wait, why just kidding, that’s a good answer! Then I read “Armegeddon” and I was like, wait, that’s a joke, right? :D

      Oh yeah, though, that’s an awesome answer. I cant believe that I didnt think of that… the whole movie IS food based. Its also incredibly awesome. Of course, I’m thinking of the original… the Gene Wilder version. You may be too, I dont know.

      Meanwhile, here’s our “I love the internet” moment of the week, brought on by my need to mock Armegeddon. :D

      Enjoy!

  3. Dupea: I’d like a plain omelette, no potatoes, tomatoes instead, a cup of coffee, and wheat toast.
    Waitress: (She points to the menu) No substitutions.
    Dupea: What do you mean? You don’t have any tomatoes?
    Waitress: Only what’s on the menu. You can have a number two – a plain omelette. It comes with cottage fries and rolls.
    Dupea: Yeah, I know what it comes with. But it’s not what I want.
    Waitress: Well, I’ll come back when you make up your mind.
    Dupea: Wait a minute. I have made up my mind. I’d like a plain omelette, no potatoes on the plate, a cup of coffee, and a side order of wheat toast.
    Waitress: I’m sorry, we don’t have any side orders of toast…an English muffin or a coffee roll.
    Dupea: What do you mean you don’t make side orders of toast? You make sandwiches, don’t you?
    Waitress: Would you like to talk to the manager?
    Dupea: …You’ve got bread and a toaster of some kind?
    Waitress: I don’t make the rules.
    Dupea: OK, I’ll make it as easy for you as I can. I’d like an omelette, plain, and a chicken salad sandwich on wheat toast, no mayonnaise, no butter, no lettuce. And a cup of coffee.
    Waitress: A number two, chicken sal san, hold the butter, the lettuce and the mayonnaise. And a cup of coffee. Anything else?
    Dupea: Yeah. Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven’t broken any rules.
    Waitress (spitefully): You want me to hold the chicken, huh?
    Dupea: I want you to hold it between your knees.
    Waitress (turning and telling him to look at the sign that says, “No Substitutions”) Do you see that sign, sir? Yes, you’ll all have to leave. I’m not taking any more of your smartness and sarcasm.
    Dupea: You see this sign? (He sweeps all the water glasses and menus off the table.)

    Name the movie?

    • Waiter, there is too much pepper on my paprikash.

      LOL

      Did you know that that scene was supposedly Meg Ryan’s idea? The conversation was in the script, but then she had the idea to actually demonstrate. Least thats what I’ve heard. Classic moment.

      That’s Rob Reiner’s mom that delivers that “I’ll have what she is having” line. :D

  4. That’s a tough question… I would probably have to say that scene in the diner in Spaceballs where that alien pops out of that guy’s stomach and starts singing Ragtime Gal is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen….

    • Sons of bitches! Bumpuses!

      LOL. Great flick. One of my faves. Its getting to be that time of year… time to bust that puppy out! :D

      Keep an eye out Tom, I’m gonna run a poll in the next couple of weeks… and that movie will need your vote!

  5. Man, too many are coming to mind:
    – Food fight in “Animal House”
    – James Cagney smashing a grapefruit in Mae Clark’s face in “The Public Enemy”
    – Sloth and Chunk share a Baby Ruth in “The Goonies”
    – Bad dates in “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
    – The scene of the rats cooking in “The Muppets Take Manhattan”

  6. Well, top of the list has to be “FOOD FIGHT!!!!”

    How about the Steward of Gondor eating very ripe tomatoes while Pippin sings? That’s a good one.

    Also, of course there’s “I’ll have 4 whole fried chickens, and a coke”

    I’m partial to “Have a little priest” from Sweeney Todd as well.

    Speaking of musicals, how about “Feed me Seymour” from Little Shop of Horrors.

    Finally, there’s the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp. I mean… Awwwwwww

      • Just thought of another good scene:
        Yes, but no more 1966.
        Let’s splurge. Bring us some fresh wine.
        The freshest you’ve got.
        This year’s. No more of this old stuff.
        Oui, Monsieur.
        He doesn’t realize he’s dealing with sophisticated people here.
        Marie, just stay calm.
        Don’t look down.
        Don’t look down. Look up. Keep your eyes up and keep ‘em that way.
        Waiter.
        There are snails on her plate.
        Now get them out of here before she sees them!.
        Look away!. Keep your eyes that way!.
        You’d think at a fancy restaurant like this you’d be able to keep the snails…
        …off the food!.
        There are so many snails in there you can’t see the food.
        Remove them!. Bring me the cheese sandwich appetizers you talked me out of.
        Oui, Monsieur.
        Can you believe this?
        First they didn’t have umbrellas for the wine, now snails on the food.
        Two boobs. That’s what he takes us for.

        And how could I forget: It’s just a wafer thin mint.

      • No, actually, you stump me with the Raoul… is that a movie about cannibalism? LOL. I mean, the title rings a bell, but… its mildly prohibitive. None of the images it brings to mind are condusive to me watching it.

        Anyways, yeah, glad I’m not alone there. I’ll let the macho shield down to admit the Lady and the Tramp scene brings out the awwww from me. Definitely!

        Anyways, this scene here needs to represent fully, so I shall now embed it. :D

  7. I don’t know why but when I read food I thought about Sloppy Joes and the food fight in It Takes Two. Then I thought about Julie and Julia. Julia Child cooking up all this wonderful food. Be My Guest in Beauty and the Beast..all the utensils dancing around food…and wait there’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs….food falling from the sky…so yummy!

    Man..I’m getting hungry…a little bit of Hannibal Lecter feeding on human brain will stop that right away.

    • Awwwhahaggghh… LOL. You had me thinking about food, big time all the way through that comment, and then you put up the wall for me to slam into with Hannibal Lecter! LOL Ohhhhh….

      Two animated flicks representing. Very nice! :D

  8. Product placement scene from Wayne’s World, hands down.
    “It’s like people only do stuff for money. And that’s just sad.”
    Funniest thing ever!!!!

  9. Great timing, I just saw a foodie comedy this past weekend. Not sure it’ll be my fave but it’s a good one. I really like some of the scenes in ‘Chocolat’ and this coming from someone who’s actually not a big fan of chocolate, yes I know, I don’t like alcohol or seafood either (go figure!) ‘Waitress’ also has some awesome pie-making scenes that are mouth-watering and I don’t even like pies! :)

  10. Frank: You had sexual intercourse on top of the produce that we sell to people?
    Ted: I did her with a parsnip. Then I sold that same parsnip to a family of four.
    Frank: You have guts, and I like guts. You’re promoted!
    Ted: Do you have a problem or something?
    I really thought I would hate this movie–but I laughed till I cried. It was the bear itself and that voice, the perfect voice.

  11. Hmmm… tough question. I’ll probably have to go with that scene in The Matrix where, what’s his name, Joey Pants was eating that steak. It summed up the sacrifice you’d make for exiting The Matrix, and how many were unprepared for the grim realities of life outside. The food in the real world is sterile and bland. In The Matrix, you could get steak. It wasn’t “real,” but did it matter? Who’s to say that the real world was real, anyway?

    (People forget these days that one of the early theories of The Matrix was that Zion wasn’t the real world, either. After all, everything was perception. It wasn’t unrealistic to believe that Zion was no more real than The Matrix.)

    On a more recent note, *SPOILER ALERT FOR THE AVENGERS! US RELEASE! MAY BE A DVD RELEASE FOR EUROPEANS!* the scene where Tony Stark takes everyone out for shawarama. It was a cute little scene; it’s the end of the day, and even heroes got to eat. I heard it was filmed literally the day before the movie was released in the US.

    This may be personal, though, since my wife and I love shawarma, and when we moved to the Seattle area we couldn’t find a good Middle Eastern place anywhere. And the ones we did find were gyro houses that couldn’t cook shawarma right. So we would sometimes remnisce about the delicious shawarma we ate from years past. (Eventually we did find a great curbside shawarma place about a half hour away from us. It is based in a trailer and it’s all outdoor eating, but worth the trip.)

    So when Tony was all, “Let’s get shawarma,” we were all fistpumps and high fives. And then, when we waited around until after the credits, it was the perfect capper.

    • I was actually pissed about that shawarma bit, because I had thought they had already had their “post credits” capper, so I left. Had to catch it on YouTube after everyone was talking about it. :(

      I’m fed up with all that stuff now, anyways… it was cute at first, but now I kind of resent being made to stick around through credits. :(

      That IS a great, great moment in The Matrix. So evil. He sells everyone out for an illusionary steak. Very very evil. Nice choice, that is one of those moments that make that movie so freaking awesome.

      Good one, Santo.

      • I love sitting around until the credits are done, if I enjoyed the movie at all, anyway. You get to sit and decompress, and allow the movie to sink in a bit more. Line up your thoughts, and converse with your fellow moviegoers. You avoid the mindless zombie herd, and get to hear bits and pieces of so many other conversations.

        Maybe you get a bonus clip at the end. Or maybe you get to make the attendant stand around awkwardly waiting for you. Bonus fun is had if you strike up a conversation with them about the movie. For the most part, they *really* don’t want to talk to you.

        After all that is done, you get to hold your nose pretentiously above other film fans that don’t “show the respect the movie makers deserve by waiting and watching their names.”

        Of course, if the movie sucked, I can’t wait to get out of there.

  12. Where’s the love for HOOK?

    That’s the best!

    of course. I’m also a fan of Animal House’s food fight, The final scene of A Christmas Story, and the diner scene in The Emperor’s New Groove!

    Great question today Fogs’!

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