"Food Chain" is the seventh episode in the sixth season of Adventure Time. It is the one hundred and sixty-third episode overall.


On a field trip to the Candy Kingdom Museum of Natural History, Finn learns about the food chain by becoming the food chain.


The episode begins with children that have bodies resembling different shapes sliding down a slide, shouting out their excitement. The kids are viewed from an horizontal angle in the next scene as they go through a playground like structure. 




  • This episode, like "A Glitch is a Glitch," is animated in a style different from most other episodes due to having a guest animator.
    • Also like "A Glitch is a Glitch," this episode exists outside the show's main canon.
  • This is the first episode to have the title card without music.
  • Erin is the first person Finn has had a relationship with that wasn't royalty of any sorts.

Cultural references

  • When Finn and Jake are first turned into birds, the music playing is "Queen Of the Night Aria" From the play The Magic Flute by Mozart.
  • The scene were Erin and Finn are falling while holding hands bears similarities to a scene in Hayao Miyazaki's The Cat Returns.


  • The arrows on the food chain wheel are pointing the wrong way.
  • The sign under the bird digestion slide is missing the "s" at the end of Caterpillar.
  • Most of the lipsyncing of this episode is slightly out of place

Production notes

Storyline analysis



Official art



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