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I want a hamburger, no a cheeseburger: Top food scenes in movies

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Let's get this straight first: The best eating scene of ANY movie is easily the dinner scene from 1996's Big Night, starring Tony Shalhoub and Stanley Tucci. Even Time magazine thinks so, and they've dubbed Big Night as one of their Top 10 Memorable Movie Eating Scenes of All Time.

But a few '80s gems graces their menu, too. Four actually: the sexy scene by the frig in 9 1/2 Weeks; the ole '96er bit from The Great Outdoors; the sumptuous meal during 1987's Babette’s Feast; and the roadside ramen shop during 1985's Tampopo.

Sorry if I missed both Babette's Feast and Tampopo, but I'll take Time's word for it. Meanwhile, Stuck in the '80s fans on our Facebook page had a few suggestions of their own. Here they are, along with the person nominating it:

  • The "wafer-thin mint" scene from 1983's Monty Python and the Meaning of Life. (Hillary Anne Kotler)
  • The pie-eating glory of Stand By Me (Kim Sundaram, Eliot El Lee)
  • The orgasmic deli moment in When Harry Met Sally (Danielle Rear-Greer)
  • "Fraunch Fries, Fraunch Dressing" in Better Off Dead (Eric Rasper)
  • The maharaja banquet in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Till Schramm)
  • Spalding's rant of "I want a hamburger, no a cheeseburger. I want a hotdog. I want a milkshake..." in Caddyshack (Suzanne Wisnowski Shaw)
  • "Four fried chickens and a coke" in Blues Brothers (John Charles)
  • The infamous sugar/captain crunch sandwich in Breakfast Club (Misty Anderson)
  • The lobster dinner in Flashdance (Marissa Rapier)

What other scenes are we forgetting? The pizza snack for Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High? The "Everybody Wants Some" scene from Better Off Dead

 

[Last modified: Monday, January 9, 2012 10:21am]

    

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