About this Episode:
Yes, that big pile of stuff in the foreground is supposed to represent various foodstuffs. I know LEGO® has a nice range of food pieces (e.g. bananas, turkeys, apples, etc.), but I needed to show some non-perishables. Hence, this nice colorful pile of assorted bits.
Zombie Cliché Lookout:
One of the longest standing taboos in human civilization is that of cannibalism. It is one of very few things that people will never do unless the situation is so dire that it’s a choice between breaking a taboo and suffering a horrible death by starvation. Notable historic cases of cannibalism for the sake of survival include pioneers in the Donner Party, the prisoners of the Soviet Gulag, and the Uruguayan rugby team whose plane crashed in the Andes (adapted into the film Alive, where the survivors became soccer players).
Despite such strongly formed aversion, cannibalism is often used as a joke to show just how far from disaster people actually are. Things might look dire, but at least we’re not sizing each other up for out next meal.