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You wake up in the morning and you look at your old spoon, and you say to yourself, "Mick, it's time to get yourself a new spoon." And you do.
"There Is No Spoon."
The 100 Rules of Anime: #87 The Law of Tableware Nonexistance.

No idea why, but spoons are funny somehow. Maybe it's because "spoon" belongs to the Inherently Funny Words. Interestingly, the word "spoony" has nothing to do with actual spoons. - Even better than ordinary spoons are sporks.

If you want to add examples, keep in mind that they should be at least somewhat funny. This trope isn't about "Spoons Exist." Or people named Spooner, or such.

No relation to a certain Spoony Bard. Or that other Spoony.

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Examples of Funny Spoon include:

Anime and Manga

  • In Bleach, Nnoitra's collar with a very unusually, very large back is popularly referred to by fans as his "big spoon."
  • In Occult Academy, Bunmei defeated the alien invaders with a spoon.
  • In the first episode of Kyou Kara Maou, Yuuri is perplexed by the spork he's expected to use to eat his dinner. It even gets a brief pan-up shot.
  • Now many Pokémon fans will probably tell you Mewtwo is awesome. They'll probably tell you Mewtwo is the most badass creation ever! But Pokémon Special used this trope to give Mewtwo a new level of badass, with his big friggin' spoon.
    • Abra, Kadabra, and Alakazam.




  • At the end of The Hobbit, Bilbo suspects that his relative Lobelia Sackville-Baggins stole a number of his silver spoons. By the time of The Lord of the Rings, he hasn't forgotten, and his goodbye present to her is a bunch of silver spoons "for her very own". Lobelia isn't particularly amused.
    • She still took the spoons though
  • Edward Lear upped this trope with his "runcible spoon". And now you know.

Live Action TV

  • The Widget Series Téléchat sometimes had the ostrich (puppet) moderator Lola have a talk round with a fork and a spoon (also sapient).
  • The Cardassians of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, a sort of evil totalitarian space version of old Japan with an extra helping of cold-blooded, are called "spoonheads" as a demeaning insult.
  • In the Prison arc of My Name Is Earl, Jamal and Hector have broken up because Hector is worried about what their respective gangs will think of their hitherto Secret Relationship. The Black and Latino gangs go to war, and Jamal hands out weapons to his gang members. One of them is dismayed that he wound up with a spoon. Jamal slaps him on the shoulder and says, "Well, let's hope the other guy's got soup!", thus encouraging him.


  • Private Eye's parody of lifestyle columns, "Me and My Spoon".



Newspaper Comics

Video Games

Web Animation

Web Comics

  • Dan from DMFA once defeat seven Death Knights with a spork, though we never get to see it.
  • Jane from Homestuck uses a spoon as her weapon of choice.
  • In this strip of Loserz, Eric becomes fascinated with a spoon under the influence (of coffee).
  • Girl Genius has both the madman Ogglespoon (in the Storm King opera) and a hand-cranked Runcible (spoon) gun. (Which goes "spork" just in case you missed the hint from the name...)
  • Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire has a minor character named Runcible Spoon. Why? It's funny to hear his assistant shout, "Curse you, Runcible Spoon!"

Web Original

Western Animation

Real Life

  • Also, there's Spoon Sports. They make custom-tuned cars. Apparently, they took their name from The Spoon, a particularly nasty (and spoon-shaped) curve on the old Suzuka Circuit.
  • Spoonerisms.
  • Ornate collectible spoons have been a common souvenir since the mid-19th century. No one is sure why.
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