#956 – Gilled

It seems like most people I know have extremely divergent opinions on mushrooms. A few times a year we’ll have a bunch of pizzas delivered at work. People walk up to each pie and when they get to the one with mushrooms it’s either “Oooh, mushrooms!” and they take a slice or they physically recoil away from it and run to the relative safety of pepperoni.


39 thoughts on “#956 – Gilled”

  1. That’s cause mushrooms are the Devil’s candy. When the Messiah “Chef Boyardee” returns there will be an epic battle between mushrooms and pepperoni. All others who follow the way of the Anchovies or the Hasidic faith of olives will be left to re-evaluate their faith’s in limbo. Praise be to Pepperoni! A-chef!

  2. Chuck says:

    I hate mushrooms, but not so much that I can’t pick them off and enjoy the pizza anyway.

  3. Forte says:

    I’ll eat mushrooms as a once-in-awhile kinda thing, and I do prefer them fresh instead of canned. Given the choice between the two, however, I would go for pepperoni or even italian sausage first.

    What I will absolutely NOT eat are onions. Just don’t like the way they feel when I bite down on ’em.

  4. Space Butler says:

    Man, pepperoni is blandsville, mushrooms and anchovies are where the flavor’s at. However, mushrooms are one food you should definetely not try fresh, unless you like to gamble.

  5. TwiztedMessiah says:

    You are a fool, WillElMagnifico! My Mushroom Legions will devour the earth, for we thrive on the death and decomposition of your processed beef snacks! CHEESE AND MUSHROOMS TILL THE END!!!

  6. SilentDragon says:

    I avoid mushrooms, but only because I get literally nausious when I have them in my mouth, I find it very difficult to swallow. If I can’t enjoy a food, why eat it?

  7. ladyamethyst83 says:

    i love mushrooms. especially on pizza. my 2 year old loves them already.

  8. Heinrich says:

    pepperoni is blandsville? mushrooms have no flavor whatsoever. pepperoni, on the other hand, has a flavor, and it’s great.

    can’t really comment on anchovies, though. never had ’em.

    as far as taking over the world and thriving on death and decay, i’m more worried about a zombie apocalypse than a ‘shroom revolution. nothing against ’em, but i really don’t see them being a threat.

    1. Dorten says:

      You ate wrong mushrooms, mister. Most likely agaric or similar tasteless bleugh. Try penny buns (bestest of shrooms ever) or at least orange-caps

  9. Heinrich says:

    oh great comic btw. i’d like to see a pizza with fresh pepperoni. moo. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Felix says:

    I have a fued with mushrooms.
    ‘Destroying Angel’ is too cool a name for any plant.

  11. Zephir says:

    I for one like both pepperoni and mushrooms.

    Can’t we all just… Get along?

  12. Amsterdaner says:

    Does peperoni makes you see bright colours, pink elephants, fairy and gnomes?

    Fresh Mushroons FTW

  13. Hershey says:

    I can eat mushrooms if theres other stuff on there, too. Like olives and peppers…

    I would like the see the mushrooms take over the world though c:<

  14. MaskMan says:

    I live near Kennett Square, PA… Mushroom capital! I get to smell the ‘mushroom dirt’ when they’re steaming it to sterilize it before loading up te barns. Yetch! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Still, I like mushrooms… And pepperoni. But Anchovies rule all! ๐Ÿ˜€ The Anchovy King shall chastize all the heretics and followers of lesser ways, and all shall bask in the glory of pungent salty fish filets!

  15. ZeoViolet says:

    I have an extremely….odd, divergent taste for mushrooms to say the least. Absolutely fresh ones I’ve a limited taste for, I like canned ones, I like them limited on pizza once in a rare while and the place where they truly belong, according to my palate, in endless amounts is in spaghetti.

    Cream of mushroom soup? I’ll take one look at it and barf. No kidding. The look and the smell of that adulterated liquid triggers my nausea like nothing else.

  16. Wizard says:

    I like both pepperoni and mushrooms on my pizza. I also like black olives. Since most of the people I know don’t seem to like them, ordering them is a great way to keep people from stealing my pizza.

  17. soilent says:

    I don’t like both. No meat? Not neat!
    gammon, salami, pepperoni sausage pieces.

    That’s my share of heaven.

  18. rysworld says:

    Peppernchinis )Not entirely sure wos to spell that), Black olives, Pineapples, Halepeรฑos, and Anchovies. Lots and lots of anchovies.

    Interesting side note: I’ve actually eaten anchovies from the tin before. They were delicious.

  19. Acies says:

    I once ordered one of those “pick any 3 topics” pizza with friends and we ordered double mushrooms XD or was it triple mushrooms…??? can’t remember =3

    but I love everything else too~ especially Italian sausage on my pizza =3 but I was with a vegetarian that time and all of us liked mushrooms… so all mushrooms it was =P In the end, we complained that they didn’t put enough mushrooms XD

  20. JP says:

    Mushroom pizza is my favorite. On occasion, I will have a Hawaiian pizza WITH mushrooms. -Embrace the fungus!

  21. This is one of those Biff’s that made me laugh out loud. I love the way your mind works. lol

    I make my own pizzas with grape tomato slices, crumbled turkey loaf, sliced shallots, sliced mushrooms, pepperoni on a bed of spinach smothered with cheese.

    Dirk Gently preferred hard boiled eggs on his pizza. O.o

  22. Croc says:

    @Felix – good thing mushrooms aren’t a plant then, huh?

  23. Linzleh says:

    Biff perk up…oooh mushrooms, got what you ordered, yum…

  24. Zaffa says:

    Pfft, you guys and your ancient, outdated faith… Italian Sausage is the faith of reason!

  25. Ziriath says:

    I hate mushrooms, but my family love it, so almost every lunch in summer contains pieces of them…

    Aren’t the mushrooms on Biff’s pizza magic? They look so.

  26. steve says:

    I would highly recommend against eating that pie…..

  27. August says:

    I wish that I liked olives so that I could enjoy supreme pizzas without having to disect them. I also wish that I didn’t find anchovies as repulsive as I do, just because I think it’d be cool to honestly say I liked them.

  28. Comm Unity says:

    One word: mycophobia. Mushrooms are terrible, and I only flee to pepperoni after burning the corrupt pie with fire.
    Oh, pie, why did you lie?

  29. Doctor Why says:

    Mushrooms aren’t food. They are what my food eats. I reside happily at the top of the food chain, baby!

  30. Stephen says:

    I’d be more likely to recoil but if it’s the only pizza there I won’t complain.

  31. Heinrich says:

    i think that, if i was going to join a pizza topping based faith, i’d join zaffa’s.

  32. Marr965 says:

    My favorite pizza has the ordinary margharita toppings, then: mushrooms, pepperoni and extra mozzarella. See, I subscribe to both faiths!

  33. TwiztedMessiah says:


  34. caffiend says:

    If you are what you eat.. and I LOVE mushrooms… does that make me a fun guy?

    **Waits for the rain of rotten tomatos**

    On another note, there’s a place near me that after the 3rd topping all others are free if you order a full price large pizza. So mine always ends up with Italian sausage, onions, garlic, feta, black olives, Mushrooms, ham, and bacon. Great tasting, just don’t breath in someone’s direction after or their face will melt.

  35. faustian says:

    Jalapenos, bell peppers, olives, garlic and capers … Salty sectarian I guess ๐Ÿ˜‰

    BTW, order “Pepperoni” here in Germany and you will get Pepperoncini…

  36. YukiSnowflake says:

    look atv the advert that decided to appear for this comic!

  37. Tech says:

    mushrooms have the texture of mucous and the flavour of gym socks.

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