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10 lessons we learned from waffles in movies and TV shows

Ladies and gentlemen, happy National Waffle Day! 

According to a study by Finlandia Cheese and Learndipity Data Insights that surveyed 2,000 Americans, 76% of the population likes waffles—and 80% of those people like to butter them. If American movies and TV shows of times past and present are any indication, that statistic sounds just about right. 

From Stranger Things' Eleven's (totally understandable) obsession with Eggos to Homer Simpson's moon waffles, we gathered some of the most memorable waffle appearances in popular cultural and learned a lesson or two along the way.

Stranger Things (2016)

Lesson learned: It's never right to steal but we understand the urge to do so when coming across waffles.

The Ladykillers (2004)

Lesson learned: Waffles help you think more clearly.

Black Dynamite (2009)

Lesson learned: Always go for the chicken and waffles option.

50 First Dates (2004)

Lesson learned: Never touch someone else's waffles.

Shrek Forever After (2010)

Lesson learned: Waffles are REAL!

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)

Lesson learned: Holland invented chicken and waffles.

The Ladykillers (2004)

Lesson learned: Everybody is equal when eating waffles.

Due Date (2010)

Lesson learned: Always be glad you're not allergic to waffles.

The Simpsons

Lesson learned: Waffles are versatile.

And, remember, as the wise Leslie Knope says: