I'm still laughing at my mistake -- over in the podcast post -- of calling Aqua Teen Hunger Force Aqua Teen Hunger Strike. But if they were behaving rationally, cartoon food items would favor hunger strikes. Advertisers, of course, have a motivation to turn things like hamburgers into cartoon characters and to entertain us with the cute animals whose flesh their clients sell. Here's the original great classic animal who would like nothing more than for you to eat him:
Help me think of more cartoons who have a death wish that is supposed to stimulate your appetite.
ADDED: The first comment points me to this parody of the phenomenon:
It's slightly less funny to be laughing at death along with Phil Hartman.