Big Eater/Western Animation

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Thin Characters

  • Both Shaggy and Scooby in Scooby-Doo. This is strange considering that Shaggy is the thinnest member of Mystery Inc., but considering all the running he does...
    • This is lampshaded in Scooby-Doo and the Witches Ghost, when both he and Scooby eat a ton of food and put on a lot of weight... but they later drop the weight after running away from the Hex Girls whom they think are witches.
    • In Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico, it is stated that he does have a high metabolism.
    • Marijuana can also induce a case of the munchies -- there's a reason why there's always smoke coming out of the van.
  • Odd Della Robia in Code Lyoko frequently cleans the lunch trays of his closest friends, in spite of maintaining a svelte frame.
    • The nurse believes he might have a high metabolism that could explain it.
  • Futurama's Nibbler, who converts the calories into super-dense spaceship fuel. And the rest of the Niblonians, for that matter. The Feast of a Thousand Hams, anyone?
  • Like his comics counterpart, The Flash from Justice League eats big to fuel his incredible metabolism, as does Kid Flash of Teen Titans.
  • We've seen Cyborg and Terra eat monstrous amounts of food in Teen Titans, though in Terra's case it was implied she hadn't had a decent meal for quite some time.
    • Kid Flash passes a quarter of his debut episode eating food stole to his captors. When he broke out and devastated their headquarter he also raided the kitchen. It's made clear he needs it to keep his speed: Madame Rouge manage to defeat and almost capture him by attacking continuously until he tires.
  • Jimmy and Jerry Gourd of Veggie Tales. In their introductory episode, they eat an entire asteroid. (It was made of popcorn, but still, that's a lot of popcorn.)
  • Bink from the Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers episode "Adventures in Squirrelsitting". She is a toddler, yet she sucks an apple that's larger than herself empty within mere seconds, including the core, and she's still hungry.
  • Possibly Buster from the Arthur TV series. More implied than shown ("Only two helpings of dessert? Are you sure you're feeling OK?").
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
    • A play in "The Ember Island Players" that covers the events of the main characters' journey makes Sokka out to be a Big Eater. Though despite the fact that the play exaggerated everyone's traits, Sokka does seem to like food more than the other main characters, as seen when he couldn't go a moment without thinking about food in the episode "The Southern Air Temple".

Sokka: Can't talk. Must eat.

  • The Snorks
    • Dimmy Finster seems to have an insatiable appetite. On occasion, when seen eating ice cream with the other Snorks, his bowl is twice as big.
    • In later seasons after Dimmy disappears from the show , Jojo takes on this trait at times.
  • Kim Possible
    • The little rodent Rufus once ate two months of his allowance, in just one meal.
    • Ron Stoppable is a pretty big eater as well, played to extreme lengths during a special episode about fatness.
    • Kim herself once ate an entire plate of Nacos in one second, in an effort to bond with Ron and his new friend Felix when she started feeling left out.

Kim: Sorry if I've been acting totally random lately.
Ron: You mean about the jealous thing with Felix?
Kim: Was it that obvious?
Ron: Kim, you ate all his nacos.

  • Wakko Warner of Animaniacs is also known for stuffing his face full of... well, anything. While his siblings Yakko and Dot normally go after the sweet stuff, Wakko likes to gobble up nearly everything in sight. Even a refrigerator.
  • Philly Phil of Class of 3000 eats far more than his skinny frame would suggest, such as downing half a pizza (his friends don't flinch, so he must do this quite often), and has even bordered on Extreme Omnivore.

Kam: (after Phil has eaten his 101st donut... with a candle on it!) Don't you chew?
Phil: Depends.

  • GIR from Invader Zim, which is made all the odder by the fact that he's a Robot Buddy. The only time he ever gets fat from it is in one episode where he started mugging kids for their Halloween candy and ended up fattening up to an extreme size.
  • Chester, Mark, and Grippulon in The Fairly OddParents. Chester especially when he became Matter Muncher Lad
  • Basically the one joke of Billy Boy. Tex Avery still manages to get a lot of mileage out of it.
  • Che the dog from The Goode Family will devour any smaller animal that comes near him because he refuses to eat the vegetarian dog food that his owners feed him, a great example of this is in the episode "Goodes Gone Wild" in which a swarm of squirrels infest the school and Gerald brings Che along because he doesn't want him to fight with Gutterball the marsupial he devours one that gets within reach of him and upon learning that the school is covered with them he licks his lips with delight and breaks his chain, at the end of the episode the swarm is gone and Che is lying against a tree with a huge swollen belly.
  • An episode of Jacob Two Two featured a team of police officers attempting to track down what they thought were "grocery store bandits". After discovering the eponymous protagonist and fellow grade-school friend outside a grocery store at night, the skinnier officer comments that "It's the little ones you have to look out for" right before downing half a box of donuts.
  • Tom and Jerry
    • Nibbles/Tuffy has this as his main trait in his early appearances. Often he swallows items whole, briefly taking their shape. His first apparition lampshades it immediately: "PS: He is ALWAYS hungry."
    • Both Tom and Jerry themselves are big eaters, though arguably still not as big as Nibbles.
  • Sometimes used with Ferb from Phineas and Ferb. It's not so much that he eats a lot, but if he doesn't eat, he can get a little crazy.
  • Cerbee, Jimmy's pet monster dog on Jimmy Two-Shoes.
  • Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has a limitless appetite for pizza, especially in the 80's cartoon.
  • Stanley on The Amazing Chan and The Chan Clan is implied to be this. He's built like a beanpole.
  • Woody Woodpecker is another prodigious eater who can chow down great quantities of food without putting on weight.
  • Henri in Liberty's Kids.
  • Greedy Smurf and Peewit of The Smurfs.
  • Ralphie on The Magic School Bus
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic
    • Pinkie Pie can put away the sweets when she wants to. (An entire cake in less than three seconds!)
      • In "Swarm of the Century", she eats a cake larger than her head in one bite. And in "MM Mystery on the Friendship Express", she consumes a massive cake several times larger than herself in one gigantic gulp, after diving down on top of it.
    • Also seen in Snails, a young unicorn boy whose head is bigger than his body.
    • Also Spike.
    • And Applejack can certainly put away the chow. Then again, with all the work she does on the farm, it's justified.
    • Soarin' of the Wonderbolts, eats like a horse.

Spitfire: Always hungry after a show, eh, Soarin'?

    • In "Ponyville Confidential", Princess Celestia is caught on camera eating a huge cake with her hooves.
  • The title character Chew Chew from the FamousStudio cartoon Chew Chew Baby, a pygmy cannibal who over the course of the cartoon devours six people, two of them in a single bite. The cartoon is cited as a source of Nightmare Fuel for some people.
  • Mac from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends almost always averts this trope, until he's given sugar. Once he has the slightest bit of sugar, he'll be eating anything he finds that's sweet. Where it goes, on the other hand, is never found out, though he does burn a lot of energy running around like a maniac on his sugar high (and he's a bit more Puni Plush than the other human characters).
  • In the PBS kids show Dragon Tales, it's quite obvious that Ord has a stomach bigger than himself as he is often seen eating a large number of food from time to time. (Yikes...!)
  • In ThunderCats (2011) Wilykat and Wilykit, a Catfolk Brother-Sister Team of Artful Dodgers, are very prone to eating massive portions, going so far as to exploit the knowledge that a Fishman cook plans to eat them as an opportunity to tuck in to their heart's content while he "stuffs" them.
  • Ed from Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy will eat pretty much anything, up to and including his mattress. It's even worse when he starts sleep walking...
  • Rigby from Regular Show once ate so much junk food that his body quit on him.
  • The eponymous character of Mr. Bogus.
  • Wally West/Kid Flash in Young Justice, like his Teen Titans counterpart above, needs to eat a lot because of his extremely high metabolism. His costume has a snack compartment so that he can refuel on missions.
  • In Justice League, Wally West/The Flash (this seems to be a common trait of all versions of the character) also needs to eat a lot due to high metabolism. He actually complains about this in "Hearts and Minds" when he has to eat an (judging by his and Kilowog's expressions) alien vegetable that tastes terrible because someone with his metabolism can't be picky.
  • Plagg, Adrian's tiny little Fairy Companion in Miraculous Ladybug. When not helping Adrian become his heroic identity Cat Noir, Plagg is usually scarfing cheese, often eating wheels bigger than he is in one bite. But then, he is the embodiment of Entropy, so it makes sense.

Fat Characters

  • Chowder is possibly the biggest eater ever conceived, to the point where its his defining character trait. On several occasions, he's doubled as a Bag of Holding, able to eat large objects -- up to and including an entire fair booth -- and spit 'em out later.
  • The Simpsons
    • Homer Simpson. Tis no man, 'tis a remorseless eating machine! As a result, Springfield's "All You Can Eat" restaurants fear Homer greatly. But many food vendors singlehandedly make their entire living, and pay their childrens' college fees off of just Homer alone, making him a valuable commodity to others. According to Homer himself, "it's glandular."

Ralph: I heard your dad went to a restaurant and ate everything in the restaurant and they had to close the restaurant.
Lisa: Hey, my dad may have gained a little weight, but he's not some kind of food-crazed maniac.
(Homer drives by in a stolen ice-cream truck, vigorously stuffing his face)

    • Police Chief Clancy Wiggum's round body says it all. Although mostly known for his sweet tooth, he's open to a wide range of food including some pretty exotic stuff.
    • Comic Book Guy actually trumps both of the above in terms of sheer size, though this is due to being perhaps the most lethargic man in all of Springfield. And in Springfield... THAT'S an acomplishment.
    • The German foreign exchange student Uter is pretty much solely defined by his absolute lust for all things chocolate.
    • Not usually known for his eating habits, there has been some times where Bart has overindulged to great extent.
  • The one and only Ord from Dragon Tales, as he has an appetite bigger than his eyes and a stomach bigger than himself* Broadway from Gargoyles.
  • Coop from Megas XLR. His enormous appetite matched only by his enormous size. It was claimed in one episode that Coop doesn't get full, he just gets "less hungry".
  • Eric Cartman from South Park.
  • Patrick from SpongeBob SquarePants.
  • Froggo from Histeria! is not severely overweight but he is a little pudgy.
  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
    • Monterey Jack from can (and loves to) eat incredible amounts of cheese.
    • Zipper falls into this category, too. There is at least one scene in which he tosses an entire apple core almost twice his size down the hatch.
  • Fizz from Get Ed orders herself three burgers, a basket of fries, a basket of onion rings, and a basket of pickles... and slaps Loogie's hand away when he attempts to take a pickle. Apparently, she intends to eat all of this by herself (her teammates don't even blink, so she must do it pretty regularly). However, she's got a little bit of pudge around her midsection, especially in comparison to her trim teammates.
  • The Flintstones: Fred Flintstone.
  • The Replacements: Dick Daring is so bad he ate forty pounds of Ice Cream so he could beat his record by one pound.
  • Heffer Wolfe from Rocko's Modern Life. He once devoured the entire contents of Rocko's fridge when he wasn't home because he thought it would get cold.
  • Both Jay and Marty Sherman of The Critic.

Soda Jerk: Our freezer is broken. We need someone to eat 50 gallons of ice cream.
(Marty immediately runs in)
Soda Jerk: It's Jay Sherman's kid! We're saved!

  • Eek's girlfriend Anabel from Eek! The Cat.
  • Gina Lash of Angela Anaconda is a big fan of food, to the extent she once started a protest about a flavor of her favorite gelatin ("Jiggly Fruits") having its recipe changed, and as a result of her constant eating is quite pudgy, particularly compared to the stick-thin Gordy Reinhart or, indeed, any of the other kids she hangs out with.
  • Hank's fat son Bobby Hill in King of the Hill. He once ate a 72 ounce steak in 37 minutes.
    • Though in an episode, Bill enters a hotdog eating contest because he's a fast eater, and then near the middle, Dale, the skinniest of the group, is sick of all the praise Bill gets for it and while mocking him manages to beat Bill in an eating practice round.
      • It's worth noting that Bill discovered he could be a competitive eater by eating a whole platter of hot dogs at a friendly barbeque in about three minutes without even trying. His neighbors, watching, reacted with disgust than he typical cartoonish amusement usually seen with this trope (aside from Bobby).
    • Another episode when Bobby attends a military camp he ate hoards of leftover meals as a punishment by Cotton Hill when he took control.
  • Beezy on Jimmy Two-Shoes practically does nothing but eat and sleep. Which is why it's pretty fitting he's named after the demon of Gluttony.
  • Entrèe from Spliced loves to eat anything, even if it's not food.
  • On The Schnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show, one of the Pith Possum villains was Supper Squirrell, who was attempting to eat all the food in Racoon City.
  • Owen from Total Drama, so much so that in ...Action he ate an entire feast in minutes without realizing it was prop food.
  • Captain Huggyface in Word Girl definitely qualifies, as he is used to nullify all the attacks of the Butcher and Chuck the Evil Sandwich Making Guy. He also is shown eating large amounts of ice cream during scenes, and whenever they come across some type of food, Huggy always has to look into it.
  • The pudgy, klutzy Nancy Chan from The Amazing Chan and The Chan Clan.
  • In Ozzy and Drix, fat cells are depicted this way, which makes sense considering their purpose. Their appetite depends on Hector's diet and level of activity or lack of it. If he's lying around all day snacking and watching television, they're very hungry as they consume and store the excess fat. If he's exercising and getting his metabolism up, they're much less hungry.
  • Harold Berman on Hey Arnold!
  • Stimpy of The Ren and Stimpy Show will often devour large meals and sometimes objects bigger than himself in seconds. In one episode he ate himself when he split into two separate beings.
  • Big Dog of Two Stupid Dogs once devoured an airplane.
  • Donald Duck's cousin Gus from the cartoon Donald's Cousin Gus, who comes to visit Donald and through the episode devours all of Donald's food without leaving him a single crumb. Many YouTube commentators have expressed their desire to strangle the gluttonous goose, which might explain why he has never appeared in any other short after this one.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door: Numbah Two. Comes in really handy since one of the villains is a crazy lady, obsessed with feeding children healthy (read: disgusting) food and in command of legions of sentient meals.
  • Tummi Gummi from Gummi Bears.
  • Both Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King are Big eaters, but Pumbaa mostly, especially in the pair's own Spin-Off series. His friend often tells him he eats like a pig, which makes sense because he is a pig.
  • Tubby from Little Lulu would also qualify for this trope.
  • Recess
    • Mikey Blumburg.
    • Kurst the Worst counts too (which starts a friendship between her and the previously mentioned Mikey in one of the final episodes).
    • In "A Great State Fair", it's hinted that T.J. (who is not severely obese but he's rather on the pudgy side) can be this trope at times.
  • Helga Phugly from The Oblongs is severely overweight and has been known to eat dog food. Her parents are equally obese and possibly cannibals.
  • Goomo on Jelly Jamm is seen eating quite a bit. In one episode he devoured the Kings's sandwich in one bite. Though not obese, he is chubbier than the other kids.
  • Wimpy from Popeye
  • Chris from Dan Vs. His wife Elise is a tad concerned for his health and tries to make him eat healthier and work out. In "The Gym", Chris agrees to aid Dan's campaign against the gym after the instructor Chad forces him on a diet regimen that cuts out, in Chris' own words, "everything good in my life". Chris also confesses that he would kill for bacon. Dan is pretty shocked by this.
  • Disney's Phineas and Ferb has Buford, who won a medal for eating, AND ate the medal too!
  • On Garfield and Friends, besides Garfield himself, Jon, in one episode receives a visit from his Uncle Ed who proceeds to eat him out of house and home. Finally, Garfield, who can't get a bite in edgewise, decides to call Jon's Aunt Edna to take him back home and put him back on the diet he was supposed to be on.

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