Editorial Cartoon: Man v. Food

Bearman Editorial Cartoon: Man vs Food

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.

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  1. James says:

    Love it! We did a similar comic about Man V. Food and people got angry at us.

  2. 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.

    • Bearman says:

      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

  3. Caz says:

    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”. 🙂

    • Bearman says:

      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.

  4. DadaHyena says:

    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”.

  5. nursemyra says:

    sounds like something Morgan Spurlock would do

  6. Friggin Loon says:

    Has he tried Susi Spice’s yogurt loaf ? F for sure!!!

  7. Bo Lumpkin says:

    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.

  8. MC/Curtis says:

    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.

    • Bearman says:

      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.

  9. Nate Fakes says:

    I’ve never really watched the show too much, but yea – HAS food ever won?

  10. 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.

  11. CDowd says:

    So, this is a “Very Special Episode”?

  12. colm ryan says:

    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….

  13. planetross says:

    Food sometimes wins with an illegal “choke-hold”.

  14. Jillsy Girl says:

    Hubby loves that show but I get sick watching him eat!

  15. George says:

    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

  16. Midtoon says:

    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…

  17. I had one of those battles the other day and i definitely lost.

  18. Secretly I was hoping something would happen with him gorging himself.

  19. 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*

  20. MJ says:

    I’ve wondered about that. Those are some serious helpings of grub. Ha,ha,ha!

  21. Mark Stokes says:

    He fought the lunch, and the lunch won!

  22. Binky says:

    Saw the show once. Not my piece of cake. I guess there wasn’t enough chocolate in it for me.

  23. Friggin Loon says:

    Egads, I watched an ep on Youtube. I was kinda hoping for a heart attack or at least a little upchuck 🙁

  24. Comedy Plus says:

    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. 🙂

  25. Bo Lumpkin says:

    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.

  26. Ha! My brother could win this competition 🙂

  27. 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’.

  28. Tony McGurk says:

    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.

  29. Tom Falco says:

    Food is always gonna win. As Jay Leno always says, “How FAT are we Americans getting?”

  30. 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.

  31. Julie Stem says:

    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?!

    • Bearman says:

      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.

  32. 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.

  33. Jenn says:

    ^ love hoarders too!
    And who would his family sue if he DOES end up dying from all those heavily sugared and greasy foods?

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