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29th Mar '17 6:37:36 PM Eddy1215
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** In the episode "New York City vs. Homer Simpson", Moe's Tavern ends up having to institute a new designated drivers policy after his patron's drunken antics caused a lot of car accidents. Because of this, Moe supplies each patron with a pickled egg from his jar, and the one who got the black pickled egg has to be the designated driver for the night. Barney ended up getting said black egg, thus forcing the Town Drunk to go sober for the night, causing hilarity to ensue when his attempts to avoid drinking become even more difficult when Duffman and his cheerleading squad arrive at Moe's Tavern to hold a party in Barney's honor after winning a contest.

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** In the episode "New York City vs. Homer Simpson", Moe's Tavern ends up having to institute a new designated drivers policy after his patron's patrons' drunken antics caused a lot of car accidents. Because of this, Moe supplies each patron with a pickled egg from his jar, and the one who got the black pickled egg has to be the designated driver for the night. Barney ended up getting said black egg, thus forcing the Town Drunk town drunk to go sober for the night, causing hilarity to ensue when his attempts to avoid drinking become even more difficult when Duffman and his cheerleading squad arrive at Moe's Tavern to hold a party in Barney's honor after winning a contest.


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* In the first ChristmasEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Peter is forced to assume this role and not join in the drunken antics of his friends because Joe already had a few glasses of eggnog.
17th Oct '16 8:27:49 AM Hjortron18
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* Subverted in ''Film/TheWorldsEnd''. When the five men discover the AlianInvasion in their hometown during the pub crawl, they discuss whether they should head back to London and let Andy drive since he is [[TheTeetotal teetotal]]. Cue to Andy [[INeedAFreakingDrink drinking five shots in a row]] as a reaction of what they've just seen.

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* Subverted in ''Film/TheWorldsEnd''. When the five men discover the AlianInvasion AlienInvasion in their hometown during the pub crawl, they discuss whether they should head back to London and let Andy drive since he is [[TheTeetotal [[TheTeetotaler teetotal]]. Cue to Andy [[INeedAFreakingDrink drinking five shots in a row]] as a reaction of what they've just seen.
17th Oct '16 8:27:12 AM Hjortron18
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* Subverted in ''Film/TheWorldsEnd''. When the five men discover the AlianInvasion in their hometown during the pub crawl, they discuss whether they should head back to London and let Andy drive since he is [[TheTeetotal teetotal]]. Cue to Andy [[INeedAFreakingDrink drinking five shots in a row]] as a reaction of what they've just seen.
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1st Sep '16 3:36:38 AM StarTropes
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* One Crestor/JeffFoxworthy bit is about things you can do if you're a designated driver. For example, drop everyone off at the wrong house. Preferably in their boss' front yard.

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* One Crestor/JeffFoxworthy Creator/JeffFoxworthy bit is about things you can do if you're a designated driver. For example, drop everyone off at the wrong house. Preferably in their boss' front yard.
1st Sep '16 3:35:45 AM StarTropes
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* One Crestor/JeffFoxworthy bit is about things you can do if you're a designated driver. For example, drop everyone off at the wrong house. Preferably in their boss' front yard.
--> "Where the hell are my flamingos?"
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21st Aug '16 8:22:14 PM pyroclastic
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It should not be confused with either DesignatedHero or DesignatedVillain, which deals with something else entirely.

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It should not be confused with either DesignatedHero or DesignatedVillain, which deals with something else entirely. If the designated driver's companions are doing things rather more dangerous than drinking, that's a GetawayDriver.
19th Apr '16 5:44:23 PM Pseudoname
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19th Jan '16 11:23:56 AM Shaadowmaaster
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* In a Hollywood Undead song, Charlie Scene states he is the "designated drinker", an obvious parody of this trope
18th Jan '16 8:27:34 PM Bissek
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* In one line of "Beer Run", Garth Brooks laments that it's his turn to drive.
10th Dec '15 5:00:26 PM JDButler
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* Montell Jordan's 1995 hit "This Is How We Do It" contains the lyric
-->So I reach for my 40 and I turn it up
-->Designated driver take the keys to my truck
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