Yes, you can picture a cartoon tramp dreaming of a spit-roasted chicken. And those six-on-a-spit rotating rotisseries of plump, golden roasted chickens? The Brazilians call them “dogs’ TV”.
‘A delicious roast chicken, of the classical sort that sizzles enclouded in the strip-cartoon dreams of slumbering tramps…’
Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts (London: Penguin Books, 1977), p. 201