History Main / ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere

21st Aug '16 7:27:01 PM Unicorndance
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A character has agreed to give up a certain thing, like drugs, smoking or certain snack foods, [[NatureAdoresAVirgin or sex]]. Unfortunately, everywhere he looks, he's reminded of the item he's given up, sometimes via MeatOVision. As the episode goes on, his resolve is severely tested as his {{Jerkass}} friends and (clueless) bystanders will do their best to tempt him. You can expect [[StatusQuoIsGod karma]] to be a bitch and offer dozens of free "once in a lifetime, sent from heaven" opportunities to indulge in the vice.

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A character has agreed to give up a certain thing, like drugs, smoking or smoking, certain snack foods, a particular hobby, [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbation/pornography viewing]], [[NatureAdoresAVirgin or sex]]. Unfortunately, everywhere he looks, he's reminded of the item he's given up, sometimes via MeatOVision. As the episode goes on, his resolve is severely tested as his {{Jerkass}} [[note]] or clueless [[/note]] friends and (clueless) bystanders will do their best to tempt him. You can expect [[StatusQuoIsGod karma]] to be a bitch and offer dozens of free "once in a lifetime, sent from heaven" opportunities to indulge in the vice.
19th Aug '16 4:28:06 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': In "His Hero", Finn and Jake are persuaded by Billy that violence is not the answer and they swear to find non-violent ways to help people. They immediately run into situations where violence would be the perfect solution. They also discover that they suck at non-violent solutions.
9th Jul '16 10:10:27 AM WhirlRX
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** A third instance has a Jewish friend of the cast trying to make it through her first fast on Yom Kippur. When she gets hungry, she turns to TV to get her mind off it, only for all the shows on to be about food. Dissatisfied, she turns to reading, only for all the books she picks out to have titles relating to food.

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** A third instance has a Jewish friend of the cast Francine trying to make it through her first fast on Yom Kippur. When she gets hungry, she turns to TV to get her mind off it, only for all the shows on to be about food. Dissatisfied, she turns to reading, only for all the books she picks out to have titles relating to food.
20th Jun '16 2:24:47 PM Willbyr
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* [[PlayedForLaughs Played hilariously for laughs]] in ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'', where Sakurai Tomoki is a major pervert, with exceptional love for panties, and he got a hold of a HUGE amount of panties after a certain event. It made his ChildhoodFriend mad, and... It didn't end pretty. It appears she turned the panties to BOMBS that explode each time he looks at them. He had to try and resist looking at his adored panties until he's out of his home... They were quite literally everywhere. In the end, he gave up and embraced EVERYTHING. He lost his house as a result. Seriously, the sheer hilarity of that cannot be described.

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* [[PlayedForLaughs Played hilariously for laughs]] PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'', where Sakurai Tomoki is a major pervert, with exceptional love for panties, and he got a hold of a HUGE amount of panties after a certain event. It made his ChildhoodFriend mad, and... It didn't end pretty. It appears she turned the panties to BOMBS that explode each time he looks at them. He had to try and resist looking at his adored panties until he's out of his home... They were quite literally everywhere. In the end, he gave up and embraced EVERYTHING. He lost his house as a result. Seriously, the sheer hilarity of that cannot be described.
16th May '16 8:57:02 AM HowlingSnail
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* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'': After Grace leaves Bruce, she sees signs everywhere reminding her of how much Bruce loved her. However, with Bruce being God, the signs were created by him as a means of trying to win her back.
4th May '16 5:13:18 AM Euodiachloris
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* From ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' we have the "relationship" between the Iron Isles, the Riverlands and the North. Before House Hoare took it upon themselves to try their hand at colonial expansion, conquering and ''ruling'' other lands was anathema to the [[RapePillageAndBurn Ironborn]] [[{{Pirate}} ethos]] (it technically still is). And, doing so wasn't at all popular at the time they ruled the Ironborn and their colonies, for all it has definately gained the rosy glow of nostalgia by the start of the series. The Ironborn just can't get over the their lost holdings and have constantly tried to relive the glory days through repeated rebellions and invasion attempts against the Seven Kingdoms since then. They usually don't work at all well, but they still keep trying every time they think they spot a chance.

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* From ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' we have the "relationship" between the Iron Isles, the Riverlands and the North. Before House Hoare took it upon themselves to try their hand at colonial expansion, conquering and ''ruling'' other lands was anathema to the [[RapePillageAndBurn Ironborn]] [[{{Pirate}} ethos]] (it technically still is). And, doing so wasn't at all popular at the time they ruled the Ironborn and their colonies, for all it has definately gained the [[NostalgiaFilter rosy glow of nostalgia nostalgia]] by the start of the series. The Ironborn just can't get over the their lost holdings and have constantly tried to relive the glory days those GloryDays through repeated rebellions and invasion attempts against the Seven Kingdoms since then. They usually don't work at all well, but they still keep trying every time they think they spot a chance.
23rd Mar '16 5:43:29 PM johnsmithxxi
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* In the first season of ''Series/QueerAsFolk (US)'', while Emmett is abstaining from sex after his HIV scare, a number of attractive men make passes at him. After they find out that Emmett has been attending meetings of a CureYourGays group, Michael and Ted try to [[InvokedTrope Invoke]] this by paying Emmett's favorite porn star to come to his apartment and strip. That plan backfires badly.



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* Used in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' as one of the many social experiments conducted by Vault-Tec. Vault 95 was populated by drug addicts on a five year long rehabilitation program. After this, a massive stash of every kind of drug was revealed to the population. The Vault broke out into utter insanity as the addicts promptly either grabbed part of the stash and ran off to fatally overdose somewhere, started fighting with the other addicts, or resisting the overwhelming temptation to go and hide as long as they could until despair and loneliness finally drove them out of their minds. [[DownerEnding Everyone died]].

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* Used in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' as one of the many social experiments conducted by Vault-Tec. Vault 95 was populated by drug addicts on a five year long rehabilitation program. After this, a massive stash of ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Connie Tries To Forget Mr. Boynton", [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin when Connie tries to forget Mr. Boynton]], every kind of drug was revealed to stranger she meets looks and sounds like Mr. Boynton. The "Misters Boynton" Miss Brooks meet include, but aren't limited to, the population. The Vault broke out into utter insanity as the addicts promptly either grabbed part of the stash American Ambassador to India, an elderly postman, a matron, a fourteen year old boy and ran off to fatally overdose somewhere, started fighting with the other addicts, or resisting the overwhelming temptation to go and hide as long as they could until despair and loneliness finally drove them out of their minds. [[DownerEnding Everyone died]].a newborn baby. [[spoiler: Fortunately, it's AllJustADream.]]


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* Used in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' as one of the many social experiments conducted by Vault-Tec. Vault 95 was populated by drug addicts on a five year long rehabilitation program. After this, a massive stash of every kind of drug was revealed to the population. The Vault broke out into utter insanity as the addicts promptly either grabbed part of the stash and ran off to fatally overdose somewhere, started fighting with the other addicts, or resisting the overwhelming temptation to go and hide as long as they could until despair and loneliness finally drove them out of their minds. [[DownerEnding Everyone died]].
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10th Mar '16 6:07:15 PM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'' episode "Bear Cleanse", the bears go on a diet when they have to give up "human food" and stick to [[FurryReminder their natural diets]]. Grizzly is initially gung-ho, but quickly tires of eating nothing but fish and berries, and tries to take his mind off things by watching viral videos. Sure enough, the first thing he sees is pop-up ads for food. [[MoodWhiplash Then he hallucinates that the food is talking to him]].
9th Mar '16 7:20:24 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* In "The New ComicBook/LoisLane" (''Showcase'' #9), the infamously obsessed Lois gives up her obsession with unearthing Superman's secret identity on the advice of a fortune-telling card. This being the SilverAgeOfComicBooks, Superman has of course gotten himself into a situation where he ''needs'' Lois to discover his ID.[[note]]A rival newspaperman had begun to suspect Clark Kent was Superman, so Superman set up a second civilian ID as a novelty salesman and needed Lois' "discovery" to confirm it.[[/note]] HilarityEnsues as Superman deliberately drops hint after hint about his secret ID, only for Lois to force herself to destroy each one.

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* In "The New ComicBook/LoisLane" (''Showcase'' #9), the infamously obsessed Lois gives up her obsession with unearthing Superman's secret identity on the advice of a fortune-telling card. This being the SilverAgeOfComicBooks, TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, Superman has of course gotten himself into a situation where he ''needs'' Lois to discover his ID.[[note]]A rival newspaperman had begun to suspect Clark Kent was Superman, so Superman set up a second civilian ID as a novelty salesman and needed Lois' "discovery" to confirm it.[[/note]] HilarityEnsues as Superman deliberately drops hint after hint about his secret ID, only for Lois to force herself to destroy each one.
9th Mar '16 7:20:03 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* In "The New ComicBook/LoisLane" (''Showcase'' #9), the infamously obsessed Lois gives up her obsession with unearthing Superman's secret identity on the advice of a fortune-telling card. This being the SilverAgeOfComicBooks, Superman has of course gotten himself into a situation where he ''needs'' Lois to discover his ID.[[note]]A rival newspaperman had begun to suspect Clark Kent was Superman, so Superman set up a second civilian ID as a novelty salesman and needed Lois' "discovery" to confirm it.[[/note]] HilarityEnsues as Superman deliberately drops hint after hint about his secret ID, only for Lois to force herself to destroy each one.



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