Today’s editorial cartoon is based on a reality show addiction in the Bearman household called “Man v. Food”. The premise of the show is food junky, Adam Richman, travels all over the United States to show viewers pig out spots in different cities. The last half of the show highlights a local restaurant with a food challenge (ie. eat a crap load off food or something really really spicy). If Adam beats the challenge he proclaims “Man Won” and makes a hand sign of the letter “M”. If he loses, he proclaims “Food Won” and makes a hand sign of the letter “F”
The wife and I are enamored with the show and Adam’s ability to indulge to the point that he gets the food sweats yet doesn’t pass out, crap himself, or have a coronary. We have noticed his waist line has increased over three seasons of the show. So thankfully this season, Adam has passed the torch to average joes and just hosts the show. Entertaining still, but not quite as much as wondering when the EMT’s were going to be called in.
Our friend James from Obscure Gentlemen webcomic tackled this same topic. Go check out his hilarious version here.
Love it! We did a similar comic about Man V. Food and people got angry at us.
haha. I found it.
People go check out James’ version.
Thank you for finding it and linking it! It got us some extra hits and good comments.
Good. You shouldn’t be so Obscure.
We’ve noticed he’s getting bigger too. How can you eat ALL of that food and not have negative effects? Some of that food looked REALLY good, but a lot of it was just over the top for over the top sake (a sandwich with macaroni and cheese, fried cheese sticks, philly cheese steak, fries, eggs, etc). We used to watch it regularly, but it got to the point where it was almost sickening.
I remember he did one on Primanti Brothers (not even a challenge) from Pittsburgh. It is a sandwich that they throw the fries in it. There was one in Florida and I got one. I am a healthy guy and could only eat 1/2
Unlike Man, food can face defeat repeatedly. It only takes one “food” win for the game to end!
I like Man vs Food too, as well as its colleague shows like “No Reservations” and “Bizarre Foods”. 🙂
No Reservations is a little boring for me….but Bizarre Foods is good. That guy is funny and he will eat anything. I would love for them to bring back Fear Factor and have him on as a contestant.
Food will ALWAYS win; there’s no other reason for such high levels of obesity in this country, other than people sitting around all day watching television shows like…well, “Man v. Food”.
And drawing cartoons….
That is why I force myself to work out at least 3x a week. I want to be drawing for a long time.
ice cream …. its what will put me in the ground one day! … and I hope I die eating some!
sounds like something Morgan Spurlock would do
Yeah and look what happened to his health.
Has he tried Susi Spice’s yogurt loaf ? F for sure!!!
No one can get down 2 bites of that thing let alone the entire loaf.
I have never seen any of those shows (I live a sheltered life) but I still like the comic. My wife used to tell me I was committing suicide with a knife and a fork. Other than an occasional heart attack I am in pretty good health though.
Make sure you get out from behind that drawing board and go exercise.
I get up and walk to the fridge several times a day. (Seriously I have been doin’ a lot of outside work lately. I will do more when it drops below 90 degrees here.)
Me too. Way to hot to be outside. I get about a month of good weather here.
We get about two weeks a year where the weather is nice and it’s not rainin’.
You need to move here then..haha
I get pulled into Man Vs. Food on occasion. It can often make me hungry but not as badly as fast food and pizza commercials do. The host seems like a nice guy although his enthusiasm is often obviously fake and it gets annoying. Still… you root for the guy, even though really all he’s doing is being stupid.
Man… I could get stupid on some of those sandwiches though. Or that omelet.
Commercials don’t do it for me but some of the food he highlights sure looks good. Just not in the quantities he shovels in.
I’ve never really watched the show too much, but yea – HAS food ever won?
Yeah. He mostly has issues with ice cream and hot stuff challenges
I haven’t seen Man vs. Food, but I have seen those hot dog eating contests. I have no idea how they do it. I think I have an iron clad stomach, but there is only so much crazy food that it could take.
Back in college, I could have put a huge dent in those contests. Today I just don’t have the stomach capacity.
So, this is a “Very Special Episode”?
yes…but there will be no inappropriate touching.
is the next comic gonna be “widow vs hospital bills”? not sure gorging one self in that way is covered by his EPO. if it is though….
I am sure the TRavel Channel has many special riders on his insurance.
Food sometimes wins with an illegal “choke-hold”.
hah. I should have drawn that!
Hubby loves that show but I get sick watching him eat!
My wife does too… But she still loves watching. Must’ be a car wreck thing
Reality shows are getting so extreme now that soon they won’t be entertaining unless paramedics or a mortician is called in. It’s a variation of the olden days when they had public executions and gladiator events. The public cries for blood to satiate their boredom.
Great drawing, B. You are really progressing nicely with your line work and your coloring is looking awesome. #keepingitreal
Thanks G. I love watching people wipe out on wipeout but I am always amazed none of those contestants end up in the hospital
It’s the same eager tension that’s prevalent in Nascar viewership. Nobody wants to see cars go fast in an oval. They wanna see some horrific crashes.
Well it breaks up an otherwise boring sport. Now street racing is cool.
I’m afraid I need to stage a comeback, because right now, food is beating the crap out of me. My weight has never been higher than it is now. I need to follow your example and work out more if I don’t want to end like the fellow up there…
Food is a sexy deadly beast that always knows how to draw you in and whispers the right thing in your ear to make you want to gorge yourself on stuff you shouldn’t eat
Food always whispers seductively to me. and it never minds sharing me with a mouse. 🙂
What does Mickey have to do with anything?
I had one of those battles the other day and i definitely lost.
What were you eating?
Secretly I was hoping something would happen with him gorging himself.
Have I told you how sick you are lately…haha
Hahaha… looks like a brutal battle o-the brunch.
But hey, there’s still time… mush up what remains of that entree and load it up into his I.V.! *urp*
Unless you are a glass is half empty person and the sheet on the gurney is covering his head
In that case a little jump start might be phase one.
I.V.-o-Bacon grease will have to be shifted to phase two.
I’ve wondered about that. Those are some serious helpings of grub. Ha,ha,ha!
That could feed me for several weeks
He fought the lunch, and the lunch won!
Just EAT it EAT it EAT it EAT it…
Saw the show once. Not my piece of cake. I guess there wasn’t enough chocolate in it for me.
I am surprised there hasn’t been a cake challenge.
Egads, I watched an ep on Youtube. I was kinda hoping for a heart attack or at least a little upchuck 🙁
That is in the outtake real.
I saw this guy once and it made me kind of ill to watch. He could really put away the food. Not good food either. I guess that’s the fun of it.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
What do you mean not good food….
For those who wish to lose weight I have been on this great diet where I have lost 15 pounds in three months. It is called the High Price of Food vs. Fixed Income diet.
I like the SEEfood diet better.
Ha! My brother could win this competition 🙂
A total family favorite in this house! He must vomit as soon as the show cuts to a close.
I think I could take him in the ice cream challenge…just sayin’.
You saying you could eat more ice cream than your husband and kids. This could provide a whole new stream of quotes.
Maybe they could combine it with Bear Grylls & call it Man vs Wild Food. Eat as many grubs & other gross things as you can & wash it down with as many glasses of your own urine as you can. Out eat Bear & you win.
or out eat Bearman & win…
If the dinner menu is grubs and urine. I quiy
Food is always gonna win. As Jay Leno always says, “How FAT are we Americans getting?”
hmmm…is Jay one to talk??
We used to watch that show a lot. Adam is a good guy to watch but underneath the show I have always felt a little it to be a little weird how it was promoting America’s hunger for consumerism and eating. Great cartoon though. Adam was probably close to making that happen.
What is more American than consumerism and indulgence?
Hilarious! Dan and I also watch MVF and were happy to see that this season he is letting “the nation” take over in the eating challenges. We often wonder if it was Dr.’s orders… His insides have got to look horrible, even worse than his giant belly looks! Just not healthy, why is it so entertaining?!
Hey Julie. Yeah, I am thinking there was some outside (or inside) influence on his decision to let others take on the challenges. But I find several seem to do it only to get on TV versus trying to actually beat the challenge. When you can’t get through 1/3 of a challenge, you shouldn’t take it on.
oh you WOULD like that show.
i mean, it’s just ridiculous and disgusting.
that being said, i’m gonna get back to my HOARDERS marathon. thanks.
I would think you could relate to a food challenge since everyone of your videos has you eating something.
^ love hoarders too!
And who would his family sue if he DOES end up dying from all those heavily sugared and greasy foods?
There is always someone with a deep pocket.