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4th May '16 11:35:02 AM Kaabisteru
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* ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'': Lemres tried to train without his candy for a few days, due to it contributing to his magic power, possibly trying to wean himself from relying on it. The end result? '''''Candy withdrawal.'''''

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* ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'': [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Puyo 20nth Anniversary]]: In his story segment, Lemres tried to train without his candy for a few days, due to it contributing to his magic power, possibly trying to wean himself from relying on it. The end result? '''''Candy withdrawal.'''''
28th Mar '16 2:31:40 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''DrakeAndJosh'', the titular characters made a bet that they could each quit junk food or videogames respectively longer than the other.

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* In an episode of ''DrakeAndJosh'', ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', the titular characters made a bet that they could each quit junk food or videogames respectively longer than the other.



* In ''FatherTed'' for Lent Ted decides to give up cigarettes, Dougal rollerblading, and on Jack's behalf, Ted makes a vow that Jack will give up drinking. After they can't go one day without succumbing they call in a specialist, who turns out to be quite insane, and eventually they do a turnaround and indulge these things to a greater degree than they did before.
* One episode of ''CornerGas'' followed the characters for a year as they tried to follow their New Years resolutions. Only Lacy managed it.

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* In ''FatherTed'' ''Series/FatherTed'' for Lent Ted decides to give up cigarettes, Dougal rollerblading, and on Jack's behalf, Ted makes a vow that Jack will give up drinking. After they can't go one day without succumbing they call in a specialist, who turns out to be quite insane, and eventually they do a turnaround and indulge these things to a greater degree than they did before.
* One episode of ''CornerGas'' ''Series/CornerGas'' followed the characters for a year as they tried to follow their New Years resolutions. Only Lacy managed it.
19th Mar '16 2:23:58 AM Hossmeister
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2nd Mar '16 4:46:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''AllInTheFamily'': Archie and Mike have a bet over who can last longer (of a 48 hour limit): Archie without a cigar or Mike without eating. (Mike's a BigEater.) They start taunting each other: [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere Mike starts smoking in front of Archie and Archie eats in front of Mike]]. They decide to call it a draw, with Archie lighting up & Mike eating on the count of three; but [[spoiler: Archie pulls the lighter away from his cigar just as Mike starts eating, therefore he wins the bet. But then while gloating he accidently puts the lit end of the [[LaserGuidedKarma cigar in his mouth and burns his tongue]]]]

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* ''AllInTheFamily'': ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': Archie and Mike have a bet over who can last longer (of a 48 hour limit): Archie without a cigar or Mike without eating. (Mike's a BigEater.) They start taunting each other: [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere Mike starts smoking in front of Archie and Archie eats in front of Mike]]. They decide to call it a draw, with Archie lighting up & Mike eating on the count of three; but [[spoiler: Archie pulls the lighter away from his cigar just as Mike starts eating, therefore he wins the bet. But then while gloating he accidently puts the lit end of the [[LaserGuidedKarma cigar in his mouth and burns his tongue]]]]
4th Nov '15 5:04:47 PM nombretomado
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* Shelton and Mavrides' ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' (the Frisco hippies with attitude) once try going cold turkey from all recreational chemicals. After three miserable, horrible, tedious, dragging, hours, they give up and are seen snorting and ingesting every drug to hand as if their lives depended on it.

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* Shelton and Mavrides' ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' (the Frisco hippies with attitude) once try going cold turkey from all recreational chemicals. After three miserable, horrible, tedious, dragging, hours, they give up and are seen snorting and ingesting every drug to hand as if their lives depended on it.
26th Jul '15 3:47:42 AM eroock
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People aren't perfect. It's an understandable fact. When a character recognizes this, they might try to improve or eliminate a stock vice (alcohol, [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbation]], swearing, eating sweets), which in any other episode would be portrayed as completely normal. But for this episode, the problem must be ''completely'' eradicated. Beyond clean living, this is a sterilization of a minor imperfection.

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People aren't perfect. It's an understandable fact. When a character recognizes this, they might try to improve or eliminate a stock vice (alcohol, ([[TheAlcoholic alcohol]], [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbation]], swearing, [[SirSwearsALot swearing]], [[BigEater eating sweets), sweets]]), which in any other episode would be portrayed as completely normal. But for this episode, the problem must be ''completely'' eradicated. Beyond clean living, this is a sterilization of a minor imperfection.
28th Jun '15 12:26:28 PM Discar
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People aren't perfect. It's an understandable fact. When a character recognizes this, they might try to improve or eliminate a stock vice (alcohol, [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbation]], swearing, eating sweets), which in any other episode would be portrayed as completely normal. But for this episode, the problem must be ''completely'' eradicated. Beyond clean living, this is a sterilization of a minor imperfection.

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People aren't perfect. It's an understandable fact. When a character recognizes this, they might try to improve or eliminate a stock vice (alcohol, [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbation]], swearing, eating sweets), which in any other episode would be portrayed as completely normal. But for this episode, the problem must be ''completely'' eradicated. Beyond clean living, this is a sterilization of a minor imperfection.



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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', after bingeing on cookies gives her a bellyache, Angelica decides to stop eating cookies, enlisting the help of the babies to keep her from eating cookies. She spends the episode {{Angst}}ing, and recalls the role cookies have played in her entire short life. Eventually, she ends up going after cookies that have fallen into a pail of soapy water.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', after bingeing on cookies gives her a bellyache, Angelica decides to stop eating cookies, enlisting the help of the babies to keep her from eating cookies. She spends the episode {{Angst}}ing, and recalls the role cookies have played in her entire short life. Eventually, she ends up going after cookies that have fallen into a pail of soapy water.

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28th Jun '15 11:47:51 AM Discar
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* ''ModernFamily'': The Dunphys have a contest to see who can go the longest without using a computer. [[spoiler:Haley wins by making a fake cell phone out of soap to trick the others into thinking she caved in first.]]

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* ''ModernFamily'': ''Series/ModernFamily'': The Dunphys have a contest to see who can go the longest without using a computer. [[spoiler:Haley wins by making a fake cell phone out of soap to trick the others into thinking she caved in first.]]
5th Jun '15 12:00:21 PM Lightning4119
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** Hawkeye also pledged to give up drinking for a week. After a rough session in the OR on the seventh day, he joined the rest of the staff in the Officers Club and ordered a martini.
-->'''Hawkeye''': Yes! I admit it! [[INeedAFreakingDrink I need a drink!]] [{{beat}}] I'll be back when I ''want'' one, not when I need one.

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** Hawkeye also pledged to give up drinking for a week. week after seeing just how much he was drinking in response to the war. After a rough session in the OR on the seventh day, day (that involved grappling with a North Korean patient ''holding a live grenade''), he joined the rest of the staff in the Officers Club and ordered a martini.
double scotch.
-->'''Hawkeye''': Yes! I admit it! [[INeedAFreakingDrink I need a this drink!]] [{{beat}}] ''[{{beat}}]'' ''[sets the drink down]'' I'll be back when I ''want'' one, not when I need one.
22nd May '15 7:00:45 PM R1ck1
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->'''Mayor Quimby:''' How long will it take you to [[StatusQuoIsGod flood this town with alcohol]] again?
->'''[[TheMafia Fat Tony:]]''' [[SnapBack Four minutes.]]

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->'''Mayor Quimby:''' How long will it take you to [[StatusQuoIsGod flood this town with alcohol]] again?
->'''[[TheMafia Fat Tony:]]''' [[SnapBack Four minutes.]]
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