History Main / CatchYourDeathOfCold

16th Aug '17 8:07:55 PM Unicorndance
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* In ''FanFic/TommyPicklesVsTheTerribleTwos'', Didi thinks Tommy will catch a cold if he stays in his wet clothes.



* In ''Little Racoon Catches a Cold'', a little racoon is told to bundle up lest he catch a cold, but he doesn't know what a cold is and tries to literally catch one in a net. When he falls into the river, it makes him catch a cold.



* In ''WesternAnimation/Penelope'', ''Penelope Catches Cold'' is an episode where the rain makes Penelope get a cold.
* In ''WesternAnimation/LittlePrincess'', Princess is told she will catch a cold if she doesn't move out in the rain in ''I Want a Tent''.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/Penelope'', ''Penelope ''WesternAnimation/{{Penelope}}'', "Penelope Catches Cold'' Cold" is an episode where the rain makes Penelope get a cold.
* In ''WesternAnimation/LittlePrincess'', Princess is told she will catch a cold if she doesn't move out in the rain in ''I "I Want a Tent''.Tent", but the rain never actually makes anyone sick.
11th Jul '17 1:06:49 PM angie710
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The Common Cold is a very mild disease (in first world countries) caused by a number of different viruses that largely have nothing in common other than most of the symptoms they cause. It has been around as long as anyone can remember, but has yet to be stamped out due to the sheer number of "cold" viruses and their different properties. Almost as durable as the disease itself is the myth that it's directly caused by exposure to cold temperatures, and that's what this trope is about.

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The Common Cold is a very mild disease (in first world countries) countries, among people who are not immunocompromised in some way) caused by a number of different viruses that largely have nothing in common other than most of the symptoms they cause. It has been around as long as anyone can remember, but has yet to be stamped out due to the sheer number of "cold" viruses and their different properties. Almost as durable as the disease itself is the myth that it's directly caused by exposure to cold temperatures, and that's what this trope is about.
19th Jun '17 12:32:58 PM Pamina
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* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': Belle's father Maurice lets out a {{Freeze Sneeze}} when he first enters the Beast's castle after getting drenched in a rainstorm and develops a nasty cough after the Beast locks him in the cold dungeon. Later, after failing to convince the villagers to help him rescue Belle, he tries to go back to the castle by himself, but gets caught in a blizzard and becomes sicker than ever. Fortunately, when Belle and the Beast see this in the magic mirror, the Beast lets Belle go to take him safely home.
18th Jun '17 1:23:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{A Christmas Carol}}: The Musical'' starring Kelsey Grammer as Scrooge, Bob Cratchit has a cold and sneezes constantly, presumably due to Scrooge's stinginess with the coal in his office. Scrooge is later shown sneezing as well, implying [[FridgeLogic that he's caught Bob's cold, which Bob caught from being cold.]]

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* In ''{{A ''Literature/{{A Christmas Carol}}: The Musical'' starring Kelsey Grammer as Scrooge, Bob Cratchit has a cold and sneezes constantly, presumably due to Scrooge's stinginess with the coal in his office. Scrooge is later shown sneezing as well, implying [[FridgeLogic that he's caught Bob's cold, which Bob caught from being cold.]]
18th Jun '17 1:22:24 PM nombretomado
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* A possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] example is found in one animated version of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'': Tiny Tim, only just recovering from pneumonia, makes the mistake of caroling outside Scrooge's window, and Scrooge throws a bucket of cold water onto him. This triggers a relapse of his illness, which is what would have killed him if not for Scrooge's ghostly adventures that night.

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* A possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] example is found in one animated version of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'': ''WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol'': Tiny Tim, only just recovering from pneumonia, makes the mistake of caroling outside Scrooge's window, and Scrooge throws a bucket of cold water onto him. This triggers a relapse of his illness, which is what would have killed him if not for Scrooge's ghostly adventures that night.
10th Jun '17 4:16:32 PM nmn3r3
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', there are five days of flu season. During this time, any enemies you encounter have a chance of starting their battles inflicted with despair, a status effect that disables all actions and kills its victim in three turns. [[BonusBoss The Reaper]] is not immune to this. That's right, [[TheGrimReaper Death itself]] can be killed by a cold.
22nd May '17 9:55:48 PM PaulA
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* The titular character of ''Literature/{{Ishmael}}'' [[spoiler: [[FakingTheDead "dies"]] of pneumonia after being out in the cold too long.]]

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* The titular character of ''Literature/{{Ishmael}}'' [[spoiler: [[FakingTheDead ''Literature/{{Ishmael|1992}}'' [[spoiler:[[FakingTheDead "dies"]] of pneumonia after being out in the cold too long.]]
1st May '17 9:48:15 PM Unicorndance
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* In ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite'', Marian gets soaked in the rain and develops full-blown typhoid fever within hours.

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* In ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite'', Marian gets soaked in the rain and [[ExaggeratedTrope develops full-blown typhoid fever within hours.hours]].


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* The story ''Charlie the Crocodile Who Couldn't Catch a Cold'' has Charlie, a FunnyAnimal crocodile, catch a cold from neglecting to wear his coat in the snow due to his erroneous beleif that crocodiles are immune to colds.
30th Apr '17 1:57:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''HarvestMoon: Animal Parade,'' if you work too hard in the rain, you'll catch a cold. The cold makes it so it takes more stamina to do work, unless you cure it. You also lose stamina faster just by working in the rain itself, but that's a somewhat more reasonable assumption to make, because doing hard work while soaking wet, in high winds, seems more difficult.
** This is also true of all of the ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' games which are based on HarvestMoon.

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* In ''HarvestMoon: Animal Parade,'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade,'' if you work too hard in the rain, you'll catch a cold. The cold makes it so it takes more stamina to do work, unless you cure it. You also lose stamina faster just by working in the rain itself, but that's a somewhat more reasonable assumption to make, because doing hard work while soaking wet, in high winds, seems more difficult.
** This is also true of all of the ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' games which are based on HarvestMoon.''VideoGame/HarvestMoon''.
18th Mar '17 10:57:12 AM Unicorndance
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* In a book based off ''WesternAnimation/{{Ozwald}}'', Ozwald gets a cold from being caught in the rain.
* ''What is Love?'', which is a book tries to define the word "love" to children has a part about ToughLove which says that "your parents may make you wear a jacket in the rain even if you don't want to and your teachers may make you study subjects you personally dislike but don't think that means they don't love you because their motivations are still out of love. Your parents make you wear the jacket because they don't want you to catch a cold and your teachers give you lessons you don't like because they might be important in the future."



* Invoked in ''{{Series/Highlander}}''...Anne tells Duncan he'll get a cold from sitting out in the cold air. (And she was a doctor. Eesh. as for whether immortals get sick,we never find out for sure.)

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* Invoked in ''{{Series/Highlander}}''...Anne tells Duncan he'll get a cold from sitting out in the cold air. (And she was a doctor. Eesh. as for whether immortals get sick,we sick, we never find out for sure.)
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