Recently, thanks to a challenge on Twitter, I have been investigating the trope of The Big Eater.  Captain Marvelous once nearly put a curry place out of business, while Jughead Jones pretty much keeps Pops’ Chock’lit Shoppe IN business.  As for Shaggy Rogers, I’ve literally seen him compress a sandwich as tall as he is (and he’s the tallest person in most episode of ‘Scooby Doo’ that isn’t a monster, ghost or Space Kook) and such it down in one sitting.  I’m having sympathetic acid reflux just thinking about it, which leads us to today’s gourmand query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) always wonders how Weird Al Yankovic stays so thin, eating Twinkie Weiner sandwiches, opening his mouth and feeding it (*ripping guitar solo*), asking: Which fictional big eater is the biggest of all?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Scooby-Doo not only does he keep pace with Shaggy but he infacts steals Shaggys food.

    Wimpy and Jughead tend to eat burgers I believe. Scooby-Doo will eat anything. Scooby-Doo by a mile.

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