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Food fight

La Battaglia Delle Arance (The Battle of the Oranges) in Ivrea, Italy
Gem├╝seschlacht (The Vegetable Fight) in Berlin, Germany

A food fight is a form of chaotic [1]

Food fights are a common element in slapstick comedy, with the pie in the face gag being especially prominent. Food fights are frequently featured in children's television and books, usually as an example of destructive or reckless behavior. One famous food fight scene in a movie took place in National Lampoon's Animal House.[2] Another took place in Hook.

Though usually associated with juvenile settings such as schools,[3] there are notable incidents that take place in more official locations, such as the food fight at a lunch meeting of the Legislative Yuan of Taiwan.[4] In Europe, some food fights evolved into traditional celebrations rooted either in the recent past such as the Spanish Tomatina or in long-gone centuries such as the Battaglia delle arance during the Carnival of Ivrea in Italy.

The Jerry Springer Show is well known for using food fights in certain episodes that involve a guest wanting to confront their friend or relative on a holiday special or trying to stop a wedding.

See also


  1. ^ New York Times
  2. ^ Village Voice
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