New old fashioned typewriter

New old fashioned typewriter
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OM NOM NOM NOM DING

You've probably seen it during The Golden Age Of Animation. Here, a character eats a strip starting at one end of the corncob, along its long axis (takka takka takka), reaches the other end (ding!), rotates the corncob a few degrees and returns to the starting end (kachunk!), repeat. This action mimics typing on an old-fashioned mechanical typewriter with moving carriage. They then continue in a different spot.

This trope doesn't seem to be used anymore (and if ever used today, kids would ask what the sounds are).

Compare Rapid Fire Nail Biting, which may also use a typewriter sound effect, and Buzzsaw Jaw, where the sound effect is (or at least can be) a buzzsaw.

Mind you, this trope is not about people eating typewriters.

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  • Walkers used to run adverts for their "french fries" (basically long, thin potato based snacks) where they were eaten like this (though without the ding).

    Film 

  • Rare live-action example in Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, where Chaplin is strapped into an automated eating gizmo that presents the corn this way.

    Literature 

  • In The Girls Guide To Hunting And Fishing, the narrator says her older brother normally eats corn on the cob this way, but the first time he brings a girlfriend home from college he's suddenly too adult to do it in front of her.

    Theatre 

  • One of the many wacky inventions introduced by comedian Ed Wynn in his stage shows was a typewriter reconstructed for eating corn on the cob, complete with carriage return bell.

    Web Comics 

    Western Animation 

  • The image for this page comes from Out Of The Inkwell, which features a literal example of this trope.
  • On Animaniacs, Wakko did this once, complete with Leroy Anderson's "The Typewriter" as accompaniment.
  • Templeton does this in the fairground scene of Charlottes Web.
  • One Porky Pig cartoon when Porky was a farmer had chickens getting into his cornfield and doing this.
  • Used in the Disney shorts Mickey's Trailer and Donald's Cousin Gus.
  • Scooby Doo has done this several times with corn on the cob.
  • Tom does this with a rib in an episode of Tom And Jerry.
  • Happens on the Sanjay And Craig episode "Tufflips' Tales of Terror" during the "Haüs of Vings" short when the duo eats the roof of said "haüs".
  • In the opening sequence of Tiny Planets, one of the protagonists eats a corn cob like this before setting out on the day's adventure.
  • The Nazi goat ("A Beowulf in sheep's clothing") in the Daffy Duck cartoon "Scrap Happy Daffy" does this to a pile of tin cans in Daffy's scrap yard.
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