Usually I run through what I think are obvious premises for a joke, and throw them out. In this case, the “food as spokesmen for food” joke, which has been done many times, would not be dropped. So I ran with it. I love the expressions on the faces here. I wish I had come up with a name for the apple. Shout out to Kiki, who was in the #dementia IRC channel and helped me find the word “collude,” which I could not recall for the life of me.