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* Agent Mulder does this in ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture'' after he finds out that the FBI blames Scully and him for a bomb explosion and wants to split them up.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' parodies this trope: Buzz Lightyear gets "drunk" at a little girl's tea set.
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* Agent Mulder George Valentin in ''Film/TheArtist'', which he does this in ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture'' for a great portion of the middle of the film after [[spoiler: [[ItWillNeverCatchOn his unwillingness to adjust to talkies from silent pictures]] backfires on him, along with his own film, ''Tears of Love'', bombing and bankrupting him]]. At one point, he finds is dragged out that the FBI blames Scully and him for of a bomb explosion and wants to split them up.bar by [[spoiler: his old butler, Clifford]].



:: And when actually drinks ''one'' shot of whiskey (in celebration) [[CantHoldHisLiquor he passes out instantly.]]

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:: ** And when he actually drinks ''one'' shot of whiskey (in celebration) [[CantHoldHisLiquor he passes out instantly.]]]]
* In ''Film/{{Bat 21}}'', after a rescue mission has gone disastrously wrong, Captain Clarke walks in on Colonel Walker hunched over a chair holding a mostly empty bottle of whiskey. After the colonel finally notices the intrusion he says, "We lost six people today, Clarke. Kids, all of 'em. Just kids."
* ''Film/BridgetJonesDiary'': Bridget finds out that Daniel cheats on her with a skinny American and that he wants to marry her. But she will not be defeated by a bad man and an American stick insect. She chooses vodka and gets drunk.



* In the Music/WeirdAlYankovic vehicle ''Film/{{UHF}}'', George goes out drinking and orders something pink with a little umbrella in it. It's a blueberry daquiri. The drink clashes horribly with his somber mood. The commentary reveals that it was supposed to be much more flamboyant, but someone in the prop department missed the memo.
-->'''Bob:''' You don't drink.\\
'''George:''' Yeah, but I've been meaning to start.
* Inigo Montoya does it in ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' after losing a sword fight and losing Vizzini, thinking he'll never be able to kill the six-fingered man now.
* In ''Film/TheFourMusketeers'', Athos (OliverReed) gets drunk to forget about his betrayal by Milady De Winter.
* Drowning Sorrows appears in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993'', with Kiefer Sutherland as Athos.
* [[EccentricMentor Mr. Miyagi]] (the one played by Pat Morita, NOT Jackie Chan) in ''Film/TheKarateKidPartII''. The scene in the first film when he's drinking because of his and his dead wife's anniversary qualifies, too. Especially because he passes out.



* George Valentin in ''Film/TheArtist'', which he does for a great portion of the middle of the film after [[spoiler: [[ItWillNeverCatchOn his unwillingness to adjust to talkies from silent pictures]] backfires on him, along with his own film, ''Tears of Love'', bombing and bankrupting him]]. At one point, he is dragged out of a bar by [[spoiler: his old butler, Clifford]].
* Eddie Valiant in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', who still grieves over the death of his brother years earlier.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' parodies this trope: Buzz Lightyear gets "drunk" at a little girl's tea set.
* ''Film/ThePunisher2004'' has the title character resort to drinking Wild Turkey Bourbon (TM) straight in his depression after the murder of his entire family. The way the bottle was clearly labeled and placed on the table facing the audience smacks of ProductPlacement.
* Similarly, Harry Osborn in ''Film/SpiderMan2'' takes up drinking as he grieves over the death of his father in the prior movie. Harry's drink of choice is [[ProductPlacement Makers Mark Whiskey]].
* Basically the entire plot of ''Film/LeavingLasVegas''.

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* George Valentin In ''Film/TheFourMusketeers'', Athos (Creator/OliverReed) gets drunk to forget about his betrayal by Milady De Winter.
* Linda and Ned have a discussion about this
in ''Film/TheArtist'', which ''{{Film/Holiday}}''. See also the "Theatre" entry.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Just like in the books, Haymitch is pretty drunk when
he does for first meets the latest set of kids he'll have to prepare to fight to the death. Unlike in the books, it's not a great portion formal agreement he makes with Katniss and Peeta that keeps him out of the middle bar. The film makes a clear point of displaying how he sobers up only after it becomes clear to him that Katniss and Peeta have a legitimate chance of surviving the games (and on several occasions he is reminded that tributes and children from other districts actually see being recruited for the games as a good thing, even fun).
* Sarah Packard in ''Film/TheHustler'' frequently does this, to forget her various past loves.
* The protagonist of British WorldWarTwo movie ''Film/IceColdInAlex'' starts out
the film after [[spoiler: [[ItWillNeverCatchOn his unwillingness to adjust to talkies from silent pictures]] backfires on him, along with his own film, ''Tears of Love'', bombing and bankrupting him]]. At one point, he is dragged out of a bar by [[spoiler: his old butler, Clifford]].
* Eddie Valiant in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', who still grieves over the death of his brother years earlier.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' parodies this trope: Buzz Lightyear gets "drunk" at a little girl's tea set.
* ''Film/ThePunisher2004'' has the title character resort to
drinking Wild Turkey Bourbon (TM) straight heavily as a result of the stress he's been put under during the campaign in Africa, and the plot is driven by his depression after yearning for a cold beer 300 miles away.
* After Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline) admits to his fiancée Emily Montgomery (Joan Cusack) that he's gay shortly before they're to get married in
the murder of his entire family. 1997 comedy ''Film/InAndOut'', Emily is shown drowning her sorrows at the same bar Peter Malloy (Tom Selleck) is at. When a wedding dress-clad Emily hits on Peter and Peter reveals that he too is gay, this creates a hilarious HeroicBSOD moment that was coincidentally what was shown on that year's Oscars telecast when Joan Cusack was nominated for an Oscar for that role.
* [[EccentricMentor Mr. Miyagi]] (the one played by Pat Morita, NOT Jackie Chan) in ''Film/TheKarateKidPartII''.
The way scene in the bottle was clearly labeled and placed on the table facing the audience smacks of ProductPlacement.
* Similarly, Harry Osborn in ''Film/SpiderMan2'' takes up
first film when he's drinking as he grieves over the death because of his father in the prior movie. Harry's drink of choice is [[ProductPlacement Makers Mark Whiskey]].
* Basically the entire plot of ''Film/LeavingLasVegas''.
and his dead wife's anniversary qualifies, too. Especially because he passes out.



* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' invokes the trope twice; first Indy drowns his sorrows when he thinks [[spoiler:Marion was blown up by the Nazis]], then Belloq ''thinks'' he's drowning his sorrows with Marion, but [[{{Foreshadowing}} as we already know]], she's drinking him under the table trying to escape.
* The explanation given for why Michael was in prison for a year in ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay'': He planned on asking a girl to marry him, but she didn't show, so he opened up the bottle of champagne he brought, and in the course of a bottle decided the best course of action was to get her a new ring. From the Tower of London.

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* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' invokes ''Film/TheLastSamurai'', starring Tom Cruise, has retired U.S. Army Captain Nathan Algren drunk for a good third of the trope twice; first Indy drowns his sorrows when he thinks [[spoiler:Marion was blown up by the Nazis]], then Belloq ''thinks'' he's movie, drowning his sorrows with Marion, but [[{{Foreshadowing}} as we already know]], she's drinking him under the table trying to escape.
* The explanation given for why Michael was in prison for a year in ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay'': He planned on asking a girl to marry him, but she didn't show, so he opened up the bottle of champagne he brought,
and being haunted by nightmares due to his role in the course of a bottle decided American Indian genocide around the best course time of action was to get her a new ring. From General Custer.
%%* Basically
the Tower entire plot of London.''Film/LeavingLasVegas''.



* The explanation given for why Michael was in prison for a year in ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay'': He planned on asking a girl to marry him, but she didn't show, so he opened up the bottle of champagne he brought, and in the course of a bottle decided the best course of action was to get her a new ring. From the Tower of London.
* In the Russian war movie ''Film/{{Ninth Company}}'', one of the characters quietly declares that he would drink until he forgot about Afghanistan when the titular company is lightheartedly discussing what they would do after the war. This turned the mood somber very quickly.
* Inigo Montoya does it in ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' after losing a sword fight and losing Vizzini, thinking he'll never be able to kill the six-fingered man now.
* ''Film/ThePunisher2004'' has the title character resort to drinking Wild Turkey Bourbon (TM) straight in his depression after the murder of his entire family. The way the bottle was clearly labeled and placed on the table facing the audience smacks of ProductPlacement.
* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' invokes the trope twice; first Indy drowns his sorrows when he thinks [[spoiler:Marion was blown up by the Nazis]], then Belloq ''thinks'' he's drowning his sorrows with Marion, but [[{{Foreshadowing}} as we already know]], she's drinking him under the table trying to escape.
* Coogan, Finegarten, and Culley sit around drinking heavily after Felix's death in ''Film/{{SOB}}''.
* Similarly, Harry Osborn in ''Film/SpiderMan2'' takes up drinking as he grieves over the death of his father in the prior movie. Harry's drink of choice is [[ProductPlacement Makers Mark Whiskey]].
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': Kirk after [[spoiler:losing the ''Enterprise'']], followed by Scotty when [[spoiler:Kirk is forced to accept his resignation when he won't allow the experimental torpedoes onto the ship]].



* ''Film/TheLastSamurai'', starring Tom Cruise, has retired U.S. Army Captain Nathan Algren drunk for a good third of the movie, drowning his sorrows and being haunted by nightmares due to his role in the American Indian genocide around the time of General Custer.
* In ''Film/{{Bat 21}}'', after a rescue mission has gone disasterously wrong, Captain Clarke walks in on Colonel Walker hunched over a chair holding a mostly empty bottle of whiskey. After the colonel finally notices the intrusion he says, "We lost six people today, Clarke. Kids, all of 'em. Just kids."
* After Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline) admits to his fiancee Emily Montgomery (Joan Cusack) that he's gay shortly before they're to get married in the 1997 comedy ''Film/InAndOut'', Emily is shown drowning her sorrows at the same bar Peter Malloy (Tom Selleck) is at. When a wedding dress-clad Emily hits on Peter and Peter reveals that he too is gay, this creates a hilarious HeroicBSOD moment that was coincidentally what was shown on that year's Oscars telecast when Joan Cusack was nominated for an Oscar for that role.

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* ''Film/TheLastSamurai'', starring Tom Cruise, has retired U.S. Army Captain Nathan Algren drunk for Drowning Sorrows appears in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993'', with Kiefer Sutherland as Athos.
* In ''Film/TheTrumanShow'' it's implied that Marlon is
a good third heavy drinker because of the movie, drowning guilt he feels over constantly lying to his sorrows and best friend. Interestingly, while that implication is there in the finished film, it's not present in some earlier versions of the script. Originally, Marlon was written as being haunted by nightmares due to almost entirely guiltless about his role in on the American Indian genocide around show, and, in a deleted scene where the time of General Custer.
show's staff and actors meet behind the scenes, he gleefully mentions how much severance money the actors get if and when Truman dies, a remark that [[EvenEvilHasStandards makes even the other actors uncomfortable.]]
* In ''Film/{{Bat 21}}'', after a rescue mission has gone disasterously wrong, Captain Clarke walks in on Colonel Walker hunched over a chair holding a mostly empty bottle of whiskey. After the colonel finally notices the intrusion he says, "We lost six people today, Clarke. Kids, all of 'em. Just kids."
* After Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline) admits to
Music/WeirdAlYankovic vehicle ''Film/{{UHF}}'', George goes out drinking and orders something pink with a little umbrella in it. It's a blueberry daiquiri. The drink clashes horribly with his fiancee Emily Montgomery (Joan Cusack) that he's gay shortly before they're to get married in the 1997 comedy ''Film/InAndOut'', Emily is shown drowning her sorrows at the same bar Peter Malloy (Tom Selleck) is at. When a wedding dress-clad Emily hits on Peter and Peter somber mood. The commentary reveals that he too is gay, this creates a hilarious HeroicBSOD moment that it was coincidentally what was shown on that year's Oscars telecast when Joan Cusack was nominated for an Oscar for that role.supposed to be much more flamboyant, but someone in the prop department missed the memo.
-->'''Bob:''' You don't drink.\\
'''George:''' Yeah, but I've been meaning to start.



* The protagonist of British WorldWarTwo movie ''Film/IceColdInAlex'' starts out the film drinking heavily as a result of the stress he's been put under during the campaign in Africa, and the plot is driven by his yearning for a cold beer 300 miles away.

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* The protagonist Eddie Valiant in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', who still grieves over the death of British WorldWarTwo movie ''Film/IceColdInAlex'' starts his brother years earlier.
* Lawrence after learning of Ben's death and then seeing what's left of him in ''Film/TheWolfman2010''.
* Agent Mulder does this in ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture'' after he finds
out that the film drinking heavily as a result of the stress he's been put under during the campaign in Africa, FBI blames Scully and the plot is driven by his yearning him for a cold beer 300 miles away.bomb explosion and wants to split them up.



* In the Russian war movie ''Film/{{Ninth Company}}'', one of the characters quietly declares that he would drink until he forgot about Afghanistan when the titular company is lightheartedly discussing what they would do after the war. This turned the mood somber very quickly.
* ''Literature/BridgetJones' Diary'': Bridget finds out that Daniel cheats on her with a skinny American and that he wants to marry her. But she will not be defeated by a bad man and an American stick insect. She chooses vodka and gets drunk.
* In ''Film/TheTrumanShow'' it's implied that Marlon is a heavy drinker because of the guilt he feels over constantly lying to his best friend. Interestingly, while that implication is there in the finished film, it's not present in some earlier versions of the script. Originally, Marlon was written as being almost entirely guiltless about his role on the show, and, in a deleted scene where the show's staff and actors meet behind the scenes, he gleefully mentions how much severance money the actors get if and when Truman dies, a remark that [[EvenEvilHasStandards makes even the other actors uncomfortable.]]
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': Kirk after [[spoiler:losing the ''Enterprise'']], followed by Scotty when [[spoiler:Kirk is forced to accept his resignation when he won't allow the experimental torpedoes onto the ship]].
* Linda and Ned have a discussion about this in ''{{Film/Holiday}}''. See also the "Theatre" entry.
* Sarah Packard in ''Film/TheHustler'' frequently does this, to forget her various past loves.
* Lawrence after learning of Ben's death and then seeing what's left of him in ''Film/TheWolfman2010''.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Just like in the books, Haymitch is pretty drunk when he first meets the latest set of kids he'll have to prepare to fight to the death. Unlike in the books, it's not a formal agreement he makes with Katniss and Peeta that keeps him out of the bar. The film makes a clear point of displaying how he sobers up only after it becomes clear to him that Katniss and Peeta have a legitimate chance of surviving the games (and on several occasions he is reminded that tributes and children from other districts actually see being recruited for the games as a good thing, even fun).
* Coogan, Finegarten, and Culley sit around drinking heavily after Felix's death in ''Film/{{SOB}}''.



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Robert Baratheon's drinking problem is strongly implied to be caused by his lost Lyanna. He even claims that "seven kingdoms couldn't fill the hole she left behind."
** Bronn encourages Tyrion to drink until it feels like he did the right thing in "The Lion and the Rose".
* Almost every (major) character has done this at least once on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Probably most notable is the occasion when Dr Cox spends around a solid week doing this after [[spoiler:killing three patients by causing them to have rabies-infected organs transplanted]] and needs babysitting by all the other characters.
* Damon often resorts to this on ''Series/{{The Vampire Diaries}}''.
* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'':
** The Irish Drinking Song game in this series is based off this, and is sometimes played after the 'winner' is decided so the host can join in.
** There's a game aptly titled 'Bartender' where one player acts as the bartender and the other three sing their sorrows out (which are provided by the audience members.)
* Neal and Mozzie get drunk in the ''Series/WhiteCollar'' episode "Family Business," shortly after Neal discovers that [[spoiler: the man pretending to be Sam is actually his father, James.]] It's partly justified in that it was for a case Neal was working (they had to counterfeit a particular brand of whiskey), but he points out that after the events of the last few days, he's more than happy to let himself get drunk.
%%* Kirsten in ''Series/TheOC''.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Robert Baratheon's drinking problem is strongly implied Angel appears to be caused by his lost Lyanna. He even claims that "seven kingdoms couldn't fill the hole she left behind."
** Bronn encourages Tyrion to drink until it feels like he did the right thing in "The Lion and the Rose".
* Almost every (major) character has done this at least once on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Probably most notable is the occasion when Dr Cox spends around a solid week
doing this in the pilot episode of his show, but it's merely a cover to allow him to stake some (other) vampires.
** Wesley, Lorne and Spike all drowned their sorrows [[spoiler:after Fred died.]]
** Played straight when Angel fires the rest of his staff - they immediately go to a karaoke bar they know, get incredibly drunk, and sing "We Are The Champions". Badly.
** Maybe not drowning, but Wesley certainly takes his sorrows for a swim after his split from AI.
* ''Series/AshesToAshes''. Alex Drake may be the only woman born who can hold her own in a wine bar with Gene Hunt and an epically bad mood, and she has every excuse in the world for doing so.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'':
** Vir,
after [[spoiler:killing three patients by causing them [[TheCaligula Emperor Cartagia]]]]. Notably, the scene manages to have rabies-infected organs transplanted]] go from [[WhatHaveIDone dead serious]] to [[RuleOfFunny completely hilarious]] and needs babysitting by all [[MoodWhiplash back]], mostly because Vir doesn't get drunk very often.
--->'''Vir:''' I was toasting Emperor Cartagia. And since he wasn't here, I drank for him. And then, I couldn't be rude, so I had to drink with him. So first it was me drinking for him and then him drinking for me and then I kinda got into this kinda cycle. And then here comes Cartagia, his glass broke -- or maybe it was my glass. Would you like some? Because you know what, I think this is Cartagia's glass after all, so it would be quite appropriate, don't you think?\\
'''Vir:''' How much more before I can look in the mirror and not see myself? Because I keep looking, and I'm always there. And right now, I don't want to see me.
** It's also a significant part of [[TheAlcoholic Garibaldi's]] {{backstory}}. [[spoiler:Garibaldi restarts drinking when he realizes that he can't kill Bester for [[MindRape brainwashing]] him into [[MoreThanMindControl accidentally betraying]] Sheridan]].
** Londo is also a heavy drinker. First he drinks to the [[VestigialEmpire lost glory of the Centauri Republic]], then to [[spoiler:[[MoralityChain Adira]]]] and finally to [[spoiler:ruined Centauri Prime and to keep the [[PuppeteerParasite Drakh Keeper]] from ruining his ThanatosGambit]]. Unlike
the other characters.
examples, it's not a phase or a problem so much as a universal constant.
* Damon often resorts to ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' has this on ''Series/{{The Vampire Diaries}}''.
* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'':
** The Irish Drinking Song game in
happen to several characters several times during the show's run. [[AFatherToHisMen Bill Adama]] hits this series is based off this, and is sometimes played after the 'winner' is decided so the host can join in.
** There's a game aptly titled 'Bartender' where one player acts as the bartender and the other three sing their sorrows out (which are provided by the audience members.)
* Neal and Mozzie get drunk
trope hard in the ''Series/WhiteCollar'' fourth season, so much so that his best friend and second in command (and accomplished [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] himself) Saul Tigh has to snap him out of it.
* When Leonard's mother, a neurophysiologist and psychologist, comes to visit on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', her influence prompts Leonard to knock on Penny's door and simply ask, "Do you have any alcohol?" The two of them spend most of the rest of the
episode "Family Business," shortly getting sloppy drunk.
* In the third episode of ''Series/BlackMirror'' Liam ends up getting drunk
after Neal discovers that suspecting his wife was flirting with another man. Decides to get the babysitter involved before driving over and attacking the guy.
* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Cory does this once after his break up with Topanga in season five. In a later episode, Shawn does this after
[[spoiler: the man pretending he is unable to be Sam is actually find his father, James.]] It's partly justified in that it was for a case Neal was working (they had to counterfeit a particular brand of whiskey), but he points out that after the events of the last few days, he's more than happy to let himself get drunk.
%%* Kirsten in ''Series/TheOC''.
real mother.]]



---> '''Xander:''' And was there a lesson in all this, huh? What did we learn about beer?
---> '''Buffy:''' Foamy!
---> '''Xander:''' Good. Just as long as that's clear.

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---> '''Xander:''' --->'''Xander:''' And was there a lesson in all this, huh? What did we learn about beer?
--->
beer?\\
'''Buffy:''' Foamy!
--->
Foamy!\\
'''Xander:''' Good. Just as long as that's clear.



* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has this trope, as revealed in multiple characters' flashbacks.
** Christian Shephard spent the last week or so of his life drowning his sorrows in Australia. ** Jack's taken to doing so in the [[spoiler:flash forwards]].
** Desmond, especially when he realised he couldn't [[spoiler:escape the island and returned in this state in the season 2 finale. Plus his time travelling woes led him to the bottle too (although Charlie and Hurley were exploiting him a bit)]].
** Sawyer is fond of drinking to drowns his sorrows as well.



* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Angel appears to be doing this in the pilot episode of his show, but it's merely a cover to allow him to stake some (other) vampires.
** Wesley, Lorne and Spike all drowned their sorrows [[spoiler:after Fred died.]]
** Played straight when Angel fires the rest of his staff - they immediately go to a karaoke bar they know, get incredibly drunk, and sing "We Are The Champions". Badly.
** Maybe not drowning, but Wesley certainly takes his sorrows for a swim after his split from AI.
* Michael attempts to do this in ''{{Roswell}}'', only to discover that he's genetically an extreme lightweight. He spends the rest of the night in severe pain.
* ''Series/AshesToAshes''. Alex Drake may be the only woman born who can hold her own in a wine bar with Gene Hunt and an epically bad mood, and she has every excuse in the world for doing so.
* It happens in both versions of ''Series/{{Life On|Mars2006}} [[Series/LifeOnMars2008 Mars]]'' as well. "What? I had no idea how long this stakeout was going to last!"

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%%* Colleen [=McMurphy=], on ''Series/ChinaBeach''.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Angel appears to be doing this in
In the pilot ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode of his show, "[[Recap/CommunityS2E10MixologyCertification Mixology Certification]]" Annie starts off the night ordering root beers but it's merely a cover as she gets progressively worked up about planning out her entire life she eventually switches to allow screwdrivers.
* Flack, after Angell's death on ''Series/{{CSINY}}''. Unfortunately, he passed out, and someone took
him to stake some (other) vampires.
** Wesley, Lorne and Spike all drowned
their sorrows [[spoiler:after Fred died.place because he was drunk,where he got caught up in the middle of an arrest later on. No one knew where he was at the time, even when he was supposed to come to work, and Mac had to try pulling him back to reality once they found him, which the group had been trying to do for a while he rebuffed them. Fortunately, nearly losing his job and worse, his life, woke him up.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'':
** Sgt. Doakes discussed this with Dexter, telling him that lots of cops deal with the stress of the job with either booze or drugs, and that lots of them became addicts.
** Debra drinks once when she reminisces about her father, a legendary cop on the force, Harry Morgan. She was proud of herself to moderate her drinking, but any time she hears some crap that happened with him, she needs to drink.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E6Extremis "Extremis"]], a group of scientists at CERN do this after reading ''[[TomeOfEldritchLore The Veritas]]'', before they [[DrivenToSuicide blow themselves up]].
* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', Aeryn spends all of "The Choice" drunk while she mourns [[spoiler:Crichton's death.
]]
** Played straight * A flashback in one episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' shows Niles hitting the (wine) bottle especially hard during his divorce with Marris, making a reference to the term when Angel fires the rest of his staff - they immediately go to a karaoke bar they know, get incredibly drunk, and sing "We Are The Champions". Badly.
** Maybe not drowning, but Wesley certainly takes his
he said, "Who knew my sorrows for a swim after his split from AI.
were such strong swimmers."
* Michael attempts to do this in ''{{Roswell}}'', only to discover that he's genetically an extreme lightweight. He spends the rest On ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' most of the night cast has gotten in severe pain.
on this at one point or another.
** Walter Bishop is normally on any number of psychotropic drugs at once. When he hits rock bottom, instead of drowning his sorrows, he smokes them out. To similar, but far more hilarious, effect.
** Olivia drinks so often it's pretty much her nightly ritual now.
* ''Series/AshesToAshes''. ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Robert Baratheon's drinking problem is strongly implied to be caused by his lost Lyanna. He even claims that "seven kingdoms couldn't fill the hole she left behind."
** Bronn encourages Tyrion to drink until it feels like he did the right thing in "The Lion and the Rose".
* On ''Series/GoodTimes'', Keith does this after feeling frustrated about not being able to play football, working part-time as a cab driver, and the lack of full-time work. The drinking escalates when his old college roommate (now a pro football player) comes to visit. Keith then starts insulting everyone around him and he slaps Thelma. Thelma packs his bags and tells him that he can either quit drinking for good and stop feeling sorry for himself or he can leave her for good. Keith chooses Thelma.
* ''Series/GossipGirl'': Modus operandi of Chuck Bass.
* Probably the best way to explain Meredith's relationship with tequila, on ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', is through this delightful quote, by, of all people,
Alex Drake may be the only woman born Karev, who can hold wasn't exactly her own in a wine bar BFF:
-->'''Alex:''' When your life is sucky you get drunk and sleep
with Gene Hunt and an epically bad mood, and she has every excuse in the world for doing so.
* It happens in both versions of ''Series/{{Life On|Mars2006}} [[Series/LifeOnMars2008 Mars]]'' as well. "What? I had no idea how long this stakeout was going to last!"
inappropriate men. It's your thing.



* ''Series/TheXFiles'', "The Blessing Way": When Mulder is presumed dead at the beginning of Season 3, Frohike shows up at Scully's house and mumbles something vaguely nonsensical. Scully takes one long look at him and asks, "How drunk are you?" to which Frohike replies by holding up a near-empty bottle of something that is probably stronger than wine. She just nods knowingly and lets him in, implying that she's done a bit of drinking herself.
* When Leonard's mother, a neurophysiologist and psychologist, comes to visit on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', her influence prompts Leonard to knock on Penny's door and simply ask, "Do you have any alcohol?" The two of them spend most of the rest of the episode getting sloppy drunk.
* Damar of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' spent several episodes getting drunk, to drown out first his unease and his conscience over dealing with the Dominion, his murder of Dukat's daughter, then his problems when promoted to leader of Cardassia. His snapping out of this and [[HeelFaceTurn becoming a good guy]] marks the beginning of his becoming truly badass. And he slips a bit of information to Quark, leading to a particularly entertaining scene in which he is trying to tell Kira and Odo what he learned while roaring drunk.
-->"I just shared a bottle of kanar...with Damar!...Hey...that rhymes! [unintelligible giggling]"
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** It's shown that Sam and Bobby both drink a lot after [[spoiler:Dean's death by hellhound]] at the end of season 3. Bobby, at least, has been hinted to be avoiding alcohol now, but with the whole Apocalypse, [[spoiler:Sam using his powers, and Dean's memories of Hell]], the boys have still been drinking in a not-so-healthy way.
** After [[spoiler:finding out that God doesn't intend to do anything about the Apocalypse]], Castiel goes and drinks a liquor store.
--->'''Castiel:''' I found a liquor store.
--->'''Sam:''' ...and?
--->'''Castiel:''' And I drank it!
--->''[later]''
--->'''Dean:''' Where have you been?
--->'''Castiel:''' On a bender.
** Dean's at the bottle again in season 7 after [[spoiler:Cas's death]].
** In the season 9 finale, after [[spoiler:bringing Dean's dead body back from the fight with Metatron]], Sam hits the scotch.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' has this happen to several characters several times during the show's run. [[AFatherToHisMen Bill Adama]] hits this trope hard in the fourth season, so much so that his best friend and second in command (and accomplished [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] himself) Saul Tigh has to snap him out of it.
* Ben Harper from ''Series/MyFamily'': One episode features him being unable to get at his booze, resulting in him grinding through a fair chunk of the 10,000 or so choices on the combination lock in order to get at whiskey [[spoiler:that turns out to be cold tea, courtesy Nick's new job as a background actor]].
* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/{{Titus}}'': Christopher Titus' father, habitual drinker Ken Titus, goes on the wagon, and his relatives find his sober behavior so insufferable that within two weeks they have an intervention to urge him to start drinking again.

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* ''Series/TheXFiles'', "The Blessing Way": When Mulder is presumed dead at In the beginning of Season 3, Frohike shows up at Scully's house ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' miniseries, this is how Mr Buckland deals with being an Acting Captain and mumbles something vaguely nonsensical. Scully takes one long look at him and asks, "How drunk are you?" to which Frohike replies by holding up a near-empty bottle of something that is probably stronger than wine. She just nods knowingly and lets him in, implying that she's done a bit of not quite fit for command -- drinking herself.
* When Leonard's mother, a neurophysiologist
lots of port. He starts with "freaking drinks" to calm himself down and psychologist, comes to visit on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', her influence prompts Leonard to knock on Penny's door and simply ask, "Do you have any alcohol?" The two of them spend most of the rest of the episode ends up getting sloppy drunk.
* Damar of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' spent several episodes getting drunk, to drown out first
drunk on regular basis. He's once found napping in a net in his unease and his conscience over dealing with the Dominion, his murder of Dukat's daughter, then his problems when promoted to leader of Cardassia. His snapping out of this and [[HeelFaceTurn becoming a good guy]] marks the beginning of his becoming truly badass. And he slips a bit of information to Quark, leading to a particularly entertaining cabin, holding an empty bottle. One scene in which he is trying to tell Kira depicts him sadly pouring himself port, and Odo what the wine over-flows the glass and he learned while roaring drunk.
-->"I
just shared a bottle of kanar...with Damar!...Hey...that rhymes! [unintelligible giggling]"
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** It's shown that Sam and Bobby both drink a lot after [[spoiler:Dean's death by hellhound]] at
sadly watches the end of season 3. Bobby, at least, has been hinted to be avoiding alcohol now, but with the whole Apocalypse, [[spoiler:Sam using his powers, and Dean's memories of Hell]], the boys have still been drinking in a not-so-healthy way.
** After [[spoiler:finding out that God doesn't intend to do anything about the Apocalypse]], Castiel goes and drinks a liquor store.
--->'''Castiel:''' I found a liquor store.
--->'''Sam:''' ...and?
--->'''Castiel:''' And I drank it!
--->''[later]''
--->'''Dean:''' Where have you been?
--->'''Castiel:''' On a bender.
** Dean's at the bottle again in season 7 after [[spoiler:Cas's death]].
** In the season 9 finale, after [[spoiler:bringing Dean's dead body back from the fight with Metatron]], Sam hits the scotch.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' has this happen to several characters several times during the show's run. [[AFatherToHisMen Bill Adama]] hits this trope hard in the fourth season, so much so that his best friend and second in command (and accomplished [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] himself) Saul Tigh has to snap him out of it.
* Ben Harper from ''Series/MyFamily'': One episode features him being unable to get at his booze, resulting in him grinding through a fair chunk of the 10,000 or so choices
stream flowing on the combination lock in order to get at whiskey [[spoiler:that turns out to be cold tea, courtesy Nick's new job as a background actor]].
* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/{{Titus}}'': Christopher Titus' father, habitual drinker Ken Titus, goes on the wagon, and his relatives find his sober behavior so insufferable that within two weeks they have an intervention to urge him to start drinking again.
table.



* A flashback in one episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' shows Niles hitting the (wine) bottle especially hard during his divorce with Marris, making a reference to the term when he said, "Who knew my sorrows were such strong swimmers."
* ''Series/BabylonFive'':
** Vir, after [[spoiler:killing [[TheCaligula Emperor Cartagia]]]]. Notably, the scene manages to go from [[WhatHaveIDone dead serious]] to [[RuleOfFunny completely hilarious]] and [[MoodWhiplash back]], mostly because Vir doesn't get drunk very often.
--->'''Vir:''' I was toasting Emperor Cartagia. And since he wasn't here, I drank for him. And then, I couldn't be rude, so I had to drink with him. So first it was me drinking for him and then him drinking for me and then I kinda got into this kinda cycle. And then here comes Cartagia, his glass broke -- or maybe it was my glass. Would you like some? Because you know what, I think this is Cartagia's glass afterall, so it would be quite appropriate, don't you think?
--->'''Vir:''' How much more before I can look in the mirror and not see myself? Because I keep looking, and I'm always there. And right now, I don't want to see me.
** It's also a significant part of [[TheAlcoholic Garibaldi's]] {{backstory}}. [[spoiler:Garibaldi restarts drinking when he realizes that he can't kill Bester for [[MindRape brainwashing]] him into [[MoreThanMindControl accidentally betraying]] Sheridan]].
** Londo is also a heavy drinker. First he drinks to the [[VestigialEmpire lost glory of the Centauri Republic]], then to [[spoiler:[[MoralityChain Adira]]]] and finally to [[spoiler:ruined Centauri Prime and to keep the [[PuppeteerParasite Drakh Keeper]] from ruining his ThanatosGambit]]. Unlike the other examples, it's not a phase or a problem so much as a universal constant.
* Probably the best way to explain Meredith's relationship with tequila, on ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', is through this delightful quote, by, of all people, Alex Karev, who wasn't exactly her BFF:
-->'''Alex:''' When your life is sucky you get drunk and sleep with inappropriate men. It's your thing.

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* A flashback ''Series/InspectorLynley'', after [[spoiler:his wife's death in the series five finale]], which he believes is his fault, takes to this. His partner, [[SarcasticDevotee DS Barbara Havers]], is not amused, but even though she's his MostImportantPerson, even ''she'' can't reach him. It takes an ItsPersonal case, [[ItMakesSenseInContext a near brush with arrest for murder]], and Barbara nearly being killed to [[HesBack make him something remotely like himself]] again. The first thing he does after he comes to his senses is apologise to Barbara, after which she remarks, "You know, I probably shouldn't say this, but [[INeedAFreakingDrink d'you fancy a drink]]?" Clearly, this time she trusts him not to go off the deep end.
* Many [[KoreanDrama Korean Dramas]] use this trope, both as drama and as comedy.
** In ''Series/BestLove'', Ae Jeong drinks an entire bottle of wine
in one episode gulp to make a point, Jae Suk gives a drunken confession of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' shows Niles hitting love to his boss, and Aw Hwan mumbles a request to Jenny not to drink red wine with anyone but him. And so on...
** Woo Ri and Min Sook get sloshed while male-bashing in ''Series/CanYouHearMyHeart''. Joon Ha does it one night which leads to his confession that he's
the (wine) bottle LongLostSibling.
** The fusion historical drama ''Series/SungkyunkwanScandal'' has [[WholesomeCrossdresser Kim Yoon Shik]] giving a drunken Lee Seon Jung a [[PiggybackCute ride]] back to the school one night.
** ''Series/TwinkleTwinkle'': Mostly serious sorrowful drinking,
especially hard during by the female leads.
** ''Series/YouAreBeautiful'': Go Mi Nam gets drunk on champagne
his divorce with Marris, making a reference to first night and ends up throwing up on the term lead singer of the band he just joined. This is after throwing up in a flower pot, [[spoiler: and before anyone knows he's a girl]].
* On ''Series/LieToMe'' Foster gets totally smashed (on a bottle of Lightman's very, very expensive Scotch, no less, which she stole from his office). When he confronts her, she is both hilarious in her chattiness and heartbreakingly honest, as she displays her vulnerability and her love and loyalty for Lightman, while finally taking a stand against his aggressive personality.
* It happens in both versions of ''Series/{{Life On|Mars2006}} [[Series/LifeOnMars2008 Mars]]'' as well. "What? I had no idea how long this stakeout was going to last!"
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has this trope, as revealed in multiple characters' flashbacks.
** Christian Shephard spent the last week or so of his life drowning his sorrows in Australia. ** Jack's taken to doing so in the [[spoiler:flash forwards]].
** Desmond, especially
when he said, "Who knew my sorrows were such strong swimmers."
* ''Series/BabylonFive'':
** Vir, after [[spoiler:killing [[TheCaligula Emperor Cartagia]]]]. Notably, the scene manages to go from [[WhatHaveIDone dead serious]] to [[RuleOfFunny completely hilarious]] and [[MoodWhiplash back]], mostly because Vir doesn't get drunk very often.
--->'''Vir:''' I was toasting Emperor Cartagia. And since
realized he wasn't here, I drank for him. And then, I couldn't be rude, so I had [[spoiler:escape the island and returned in this state in the season 2 finale. Plus his time travelling woes led him to drink with him. So first it was me the bottle too (although Charlie and Hurley were exploiting him a bit)]].
** Sawyer is fond of
drinking for him and then him to drowns his sorrows as well.
* [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel's Netflix shows]]:
** ''Series/Daredevil2015'': After Karen Page kills James Wesley, she spends several hours
drinking for me every piece of alcohol in her apartment. Matt and then I kinda got into this kinda cycle. And then here comes Cartagia, his glass broke -- or maybe it was my glass. Would you like some? Because you know what, I think this is Cartagia's glass afterall, so it would be quite appropriate, Foggy notice, but don't you think?
--->'''Vir:''' How much more before I can look in the mirror and not see myself? Because I keep looking, and I'm always there. And right now, I don't want to see me.
** It's also a significant part of [[TheAlcoholic Garibaldi's]] {{backstory}}. [[spoiler:Garibaldi restarts drinking when he realizes that he can't kill Bester for [[MindRape brainwashing]] him into [[MoreThanMindControl accidentally betraying]] Sheridan]].
** Londo is also a heavy drinker. First he drinks to the [[VestigialEmpire lost glory of the Centauri Republic]], then to [[spoiler:[[MoralityChain Adira]]]] and finally to [[spoiler:ruined Centauri Prime and to keep the [[PuppeteerParasite Drakh Keeper]] from ruining his ThanatosGambit]]. Unlike the other examples,
know why. In fact, it's not a phase or a problem so much as a universal constant.
* Probably the best way to explain Meredith's relationship with tequila, on ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', is through
implied that this delightful quote, by, of all people, Alex Karev, who wasn't exactly happens quite a lot.
** ''Series/JessicaJones'': Jessica, after
her BFF:
-->'''Alex:''' When your life is sucky you get drunk and sleep with inappropriate men. It's your thing.
time held captive by Kilgrave.



-->'''Hawkeye:''' Drowning your sorrows, Margaret?
-->'''Margaret:''' No... just taking them out for a little swim.
* ''Series/GossipGirl'': Modus operandi of Chuck Bass.
* After being [[spoiler:killed and brought back to life]] in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', Owen went out drinking. This, however, ended badly for him [[spoiler:seeing as dead people can't digest anything.]] He also goes through more mild forms of this after Diane leaves him.
* On ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' most of the cast has gotten in on this at one point or another.
** Walter Bishop is normally on any number of psychotropic drugs at once. When he hits rock bottom, instead of drowning his sorrows, he smokes them out. To similar, but far more hilarious, effect.
** Olivia drinks so often it's pretty much her nightly ritual now.
* On ''Series/GoodTimes'', Keith does this after feeling frustrated about not being able to play football, working part-time as a cab driver, and the lack of full-time work. The drinking escalates when his old college roommate (now a pro football player) comes to visit. Keith then starts insulting everyone around him and he slaps Thelma. Thelma packs his bags and tells him that he can either quit drinking for good and stop feeling sorry for himself or he can leave her for good. Keith chooses Thelma.
* Colleen [=McMurphy=], on ''Series/ChinaBeach''.
* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', Aeryn spends all of "The Choice" drunk while she mourns [[spoiler:Crichton's death.]]
* In ''Series/YesMinister'', Jim Hacker, at the end of "The Whisky Priest," seems at first to just [[INeedAFreakingDrink Need A Freaking Drink]] (OK, several drinks). Then:
-->'''Annie''': You're sort of a whisky priest. You do at least know when you've done the wrong thing.
-->'''Jim''': Whisky priest?
-->'''Annie''': That's right.
-->'''Jim''': Good. ''{{Beat}}''. Let's open another bottle.
-->'''Annie''': You haven't got one.
-->'''Jim''': That's what you think. *''Turns, opens a red box, which turns to be filled with bottles of whisky''* Who said nothing good ever came out of Whitehall?

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-->'''Hawkeye:''' Drowning your sorrows, Margaret?
-->'''Margaret:'''
Margaret?\\
'''Margaret:'''
No... just taking them out for a little swim.
* ''Series/GossipGirl'': Modus operandi of Chuck Bass.
* After being [[spoiler:killed and brought back to life]] in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', Owen went out drinking. This, however, ended badly for him [[spoiler:seeing as dead people can't digest anything.]] He also goes through more mild forms of
''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'': Jack Robinson tries this after Diane leaves him.
the accident in "Blood at the Wheel".
* On ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' most Ben Harper from ''Series/MyFamily'': One episode features him being unable to get at his booze, resulting in him grinding through a fair chunk of the cast has gotten in 10,000 or so choices on this at one point or another.
** Walter Bishop is normally on any number of psychotropic drugs at once. When he hits rock bottom, instead of drowning his sorrows, he smokes them out. To similar, but far more hilarious, effect.
** Olivia drinks so often it's pretty much her nightly ritual now.
* On ''Series/GoodTimes'', Keith does this after feeling frustrated about not being able to play football, working part-time as a cab driver, and
the lack of full-time work. The drinking escalates when his old college roommate (now a pro football player) comes combination lock in order to visit. Keith then starts insulting everyone around him and he slaps Thelma. Thelma packs his bags and tells him that he can either quit drinking for good and stop feeling sorry for himself or he can leave her for good. Keith chooses Thelma.
* Colleen [=McMurphy=], on ''Series/ChinaBeach''.
* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', Aeryn spends all of "The Choice" drunk while she mourns [[spoiler:Crichton's death.]]
* In ''Series/YesMinister'', Jim Hacker,
get at the end of "The Whisky Priest," seems at first to just [[INeedAFreakingDrink Need A Freaking Drink]] (OK, several drinks). Then:
-->'''Annie''': You're sort of a whisky priest. You do at least know when you've done the wrong thing.
-->'''Jim''': Whisky priest?
-->'''Annie''': That's right.
-->'''Jim''': Good. ''{{Beat}}''. Let's open another bottle.
-->'''Annie''': You haven't got one.
-->'''Jim''': That's what you think. *''Turns, opens a red box, which
whiskey [[spoiler:that turns out to be filled with bottles of whisky''* Who said nothing good ever came out of Whitehall?cold tea, courtesy Nick's new job as a background actor]].
%%* Kirsten in ''Series/TheOC''.



* Many [[KoreanDrama Korean Dramas]] use this trope, both as drama and as comedy.
** In ''Series/BestLove'', Ae Jeong drinks an entire bottle of wine in one gulp to make a point, Jae Suk gives a drunken confession of love to his boss, and Aw Hwan mumbles a request to Jenny not to drink red wine with anyone but him. And so on...
** Woo Ri and Min Sook get sloshed while male-bashing in ''Series/CanYouHearMyHeart''. Joon Ha does it one night which leads to his confession that he's the LongLostSibling.
** The fusion historical drama ''Series/SungkyunkwanScandal'' has [[WholesomeCrossdresser Kim Yoon Shik]] giving a drunken Lee Seon Jung a [[PiggybackCute ride]] back to the school one night.
** ''Series/TwinkleTwinkle'': Mostly serious sorrowful drinking, especially by the female leads.
** ''Series/YouAreBeautiful'': Go Mi Nam gets drunk on champaigne his first night and ends up throwing up on the lead singer of the band he just joined. This is after throwing up in a flower pot, [[spoiler: and before anyone knows he's a girl]].
* In the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "[[Recap/CommunityS2E10MixologyCertification Mixology Certification]]" Annie starts off the night ordering root beers but as she gets progressively worked up about planning out her entire life she eventually switches to screwdrivers.
* ''Series/InspectorLynley'', after [[spoiler:his wife's death in the series five finale]], which he believes is his fault, takes to this. His partner, [[SarcasticDevotee DS Barbara Havers]], is not amused, but even though she's his MostImportantPerson, even ''she'' can't reach him. It takes an ItsPersonal case, [[ItMakesSenseInContext a near brush with arrest for murder]], and Barbara nearly being killed to [[HesBack make him something remotely like himself]] again. The first thing he does after he comes to his senses is apologise to Barbara, after which she remarks, "You know, I probably shouldn't say this, but [[INeedAFreakingDrink d'you fancy a drink]]?" Clearly, this time she trusts him not to go off the deep end.
* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Cory does this once after his break up with Topanga in season five. In a later episode, Shawn does this after [[spoiler: he is unable to find his real mother.]]
* In the third episode of ''Series/BlackMirror'' Liam ends up getting drunk after suspecting his wife was flirting with another man. Decides to get the babysitter involved before driving over and attacking the guy.
* On ''Series/LieToMe'' Foster gets totally smashed (on a bottle of Lightman's very, very expensive Scotch, no less, which she stole from his office). When he confronts her, she is both hilarious in her chattiness and heartbreakingly honest, as she displays her vulnerability and her love and loyalty for Lightman, while finally taking a stand against his aggressive personality.
* Flack, after Angell's death on ''Series/{{CSINY}}''. Unfortunately, he passed out, and someone took him to their place because he was drunk,where he got caught up in the middle of an arrest later on. No one knew where he was at the time, even when he was supposed to come to work, and Mac had to try pulling him back to reality once they found him, which the group had been trying to do for a while while he rebuffed them. Fortunately, nearly losing his job and worse, his life, woke him up.

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* Many [[KoreanDrama Korean Dramas]] use Michael attempts to do this trope, both as drama and as comedy.
** In ''Series/BestLove'', Ae Jeong drinks an entire bottle of wine
in one gulp ''Series/{{Roswell}}'', only to make a point, Jae Suk gives a drunken confession of love to his boss, and Aw Hwan mumbles a request to Jenny not to drink red wine with anyone but him. And so on...
** Woo Ri and Min Sook get sloshed while male-bashing in ''Series/CanYouHearMyHeart''. Joon Ha does it one night which leads to his confession
discover that he's genetically an extreme lightweight. He spends the LongLostSibling.
** The fusion historical drama ''Series/SungkyunkwanScandal'' has [[WholesomeCrossdresser Kim Yoon Shik]] giving a drunken Lee Seon Jung a [[PiggybackCute ride]] back to the school one night.
** ''Series/TwinkleTwinkle'': Mostly serious sorrowful drinking, especially by the female leads.
** ''Series/YouAreBeautiful'': Go Mi Nam gets drunk on champaigne his first night and ends up throwing up on the lead singer
rest of the band he just joined. This is after throwing up in a flower pot, [[spoiler: and before anyone knows he's a girl]].
* In the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "[[Recap/CommunityS2E10MixologyCertification Mixology Certification]]" Annie starts off
the night ordering root beers but as she gets progressively worked up about planning out her entire life she eventually switches to screwdrivers.
* ''Series/InspectorLynley'', after [[spoiler:his wife's death
in the series five finale]], which he believes is his fault, takes to this. His partner, [[SarcasticDevotee DS Barbara Havers]], is not amused, but even though she's his MostImportantPerson, even ''she'' can't reach him. It takes an ItsPersonal case, [[ItMakesSenseInContext a near brush with arrest for murder]], and Barbara nearly being killed to [[HesBack make him something remotely like himself]] again. The first thing he does after he comes to his senses is apologise to Barbara, after which she remarks, "You know, I probably shouldn't say this, but [[INeedAFreakingDrink d'you fancy a drink]]?" Clearly, this time she trusts him not to go off the deep end.
* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Cory does this once after his break up with Topanga in season five. In a later episode, Shawn does this after [[spoiler: he is unable to find his real mother.]]
* In the third episode of ''Series/BlackMirror'' Liam ends up getting drunk after suspecting his wife was flirting with another man. Decides to get the babysitter involved before driving over and attacking the guy.
* On ''Series/LieToMe'' Foster gets totally smashed (on a bottle of Lightman's very, very expensive Scotch, no less, which she stole from his office). When he confronts her, she is both hilarious in her chattiness and heartbreakingly honest, as she displays her vulnerability and her love and loyalty for Lightman, while finally taking a stand against his aggressive personality.
* Flack, after Angell's death on ''Series/{{CSINY}}''. Unfortunately, he passed out, and someone took him to their place because he was drunk,where he got caught up in the middle of an arrest later on. No one knew where he was at the time, even when he was supposed to come to work, and Mac had to try pulling him back to reality once they found him, which the group had been trying to do for a while while he rebuffed them. Fortunately, nearly losing his job and worse, his life, woke him up.
severe pain.



* In the ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' miniseries, this is how Mr Buckland deals with being an Acting Captain and not quite fit for command -- drinking lots of port. He starts with "freaking drinks" to calm himself down and ends up getting drunk on regular basis. He's once found napping in a net in his cabin, holding an empty bottle. One scene depicts him sadly pouring himself port, and the wine over-flows the glass and he just sadly watches the stream flowing on the table.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'':
** Sgt. Doakes discussed this with Dexter, telling him that lots of cops deal with the stress of the job with either booze or drugs, and that lots of them became addicts.
** Debra drinks once when she reminisces about her father, a legendary cop on the force, Harry Morgan. She was proud of herself to moderate her drinking, but any time she hears some crap that happened with him, she needs to drink.
* ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'': Jack Robinson tries this after the accident in "Blood at the Wheel".
* Marvel's Netflix shows:
** ''Series/Daredevil2015'': After Karen Page kills James Wesley, she spends several hours drinking every piece of alcohol in her apartment. Matt and Foggy notice, but don't know why. In fact, it's implied that this happens quite a lot.
** ''Series/JessicaJones'': Jessica, after her time held captive by Kilgrave.

to:

* In the ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' miniseries, Almost every (major) character has done this is how Mr Buckland deals with being an Acting Captain and not quite fit for command -- drinking lots of port. He starts with "freaking drinks" to calm himself down and ends up getting drunk on regular basis. He's at least once found napping in a net in his cabin, holding an empty bottle. One scene depicts him sadly pouring himself port, and on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Probably most notable is the wine over-flows the glass and he just sadly watches the stream flowing on the table.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'':
** Sgt. Doakes discussed this with Dexter, telling him that lots of cops deal with the stress of the job with either booze or drugs, and that lots of them became addicts.
** Debra drinks once
occasion when she reminisces about her father, Dr. Cox spends around a legendary cop on the force, Harry Morgan. She was proud of herself to moderate her drinking, but any time she hears some crap that happened with him, she needs to drink.
* ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'': Jack Robinson tries
solid week doing this after [[spoiler:killing three patients by causing them to have rabies-infected organs transplanted]] and needs babysitting by all the accident in "Blood at the Wheel".
other characters.
* Marvel's Netflix shows:
** ''Series/Daredevil2015'': After Karen Page kills James Wesley, she spends
Damar of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' spent several hours episodes getting drunk, to drown out first his unease and his conscience over dealing with the Dominion, his murder of Dukat's daughter, then his problems when promoted to leader of Cardassia. His snapping out of this and [[HeelFaceTurn becoming a good guy]] marks the beginning of his becoming truly badass. And he slips a bit of information to Quark, leading to a particularly entertaining scene in which he is trying to tell Kira and Odo what he learned while roaring drunk.
-->"I just shared a bottle of kanar...with Damar!...Hey...that rhymes! [unintelligible giggling]"
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** It's shown that Sam and Bobby both drink a lot after [[spoiler:Dean's death by hellhound]] at the end of season 3. Bobby, at least, has been hinted to be avoiding alcohol now, but with the whole Apocalypse, [[spoiler:Sam using his powers, and Dean's memories of Hell]], the boys have still been
drinking every piece of alcohol in her apartment. Matt and Foggy notice, but don't know why. In fact, it's implied a not-so-healthy way.
** After [[spoiler:finding out
that this happens quite God doesn't intend to do anything about the Apocalypse]], Castiel goes and drinks a lot.
liquor store.
--->'''Castiel:''' I found a liquor store.\\
'''Sam:''' ...and?\\
'''Castiel:''' And I drank it!\\
''[later]''\\
'''Dean:''' Where have you been?\\
'''Castiel:''' On a bender.
** ''Series/JessicaJones'': Jessica, Dean's at the bottle again in season 7 after her time held captive [[spoiler:Cas's death]].
** In the season 9 finale, after [[spoiler:bringing Dean's dead body back from the fight with Metatron]], Sam hits the scotch.
* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/{{Titus}}'': Christopher Titus' father, habitual drinker Ken Titus, goes on the wagon, and his relatives find his sober behavior so insufferable that within two weeks they have an intervention to urge him to start drinking again.
* After being [[spoiler:killed and brought back to life]] in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', Owen went out drinking. This, however, ended badly for him [[spoiler:seeing as dead people can't digest anything.]] He also goes through more mild forms of this after Diane leaves him.
* Damon often resorts to this on ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''.
* Neal and Mozzie get drunk in the ''Series/WhiteCollar'' episode "Family Business", shortly after Neal discovers that [[spoiler: the man pretending to be Sam is actually his father, James.]] It's partly justified in that it was for a case Neal was working (they had to counterfeit a particular brand of whiskey), but he points out that after the events of the last few days, he's more than happy to let himself get drunk.
* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'':
** The Irish Drinking Song game in this series is based off this, and is sometimes played after the 'winner' is decided so the host can join in.
** There's a game aptly titled 'Bartender' where one player acts as the bartender and the other three sing their sorrows out (which are provided
by Kilgrave.the audience members.)
* ''Series/TheXFiles'', "The Blessing Way": When Mulder is presumed dead at the beginning of Season 3, Frohike shows up at Scully's house and mumbles something vaguely nonsensical. Scully takes one long look at him and asks, "How drunk are you?" to which Frohike replies by holding up a near-empty bottle of something that is probably stronger than wine. She just nods knowingly and lets him in, implying that she's done a bit of drinking herself.
* In ''Series/YesMinister'', Jim Hacker, at the end of "The Whisky Priest", seems at first to just [[INeedAFreakingDrink Need A Freaking Drink]] (OK, several drinks). Then:
-->'''Annie''': You're sort of a whisky priest. You do at least know when you've done the wrong thing.\\
'''Jim''': Whisky priest?\\
'''Annie''': That's right.\\
'''Jim''': Good. ''[{{Beat}}]''. Let's open another bottle.\\
'''Annie''': You haven't got one.\\
'''Jim''': That's what you think. ''[Turns, opens a red box, which turns to be filled with bottles of whisky]'' Who said nothing good ever came out of Whitehall?
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', a [[OneGenderRace Gerudo]] woman named Deltan is depicted drinking several bottles of alcohol at a bar in Gerudo Town and sobbing over various romantic rejections by men.
29th Apr '17 7:06:16 PM nombretomado
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* When Tom gets jilted in the TomAndJerry cartoon "Blue Cat Blues," he starts drinking. Apparently in this cartoon, milk gets him drunk. His eyes form fuel gauges to register when he's full.

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* When Tom gets jilted in the TomAndJerry WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry cartoon "Blue Cat Blues," he starts drinking. Apparently in this cartoon, milk gets him drunk. His eyes form fuel gauges to register when he's full.
10th Apr '17 12:12:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub'': Goldie Hawn's character bawls about how she would have been cast as the sexy lead character of Monique in a movie not five years ago, but now she's Monique's mother. She babbles about how other actors would be better suited to the role, ending in SeanConnery, but counters the last, noting that Sean Connery would be Monique's boyfriend, as he's 500 years old but "still a stud..."

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* ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub'': Goldie Hawn's character bawls about how she would have been cast as the sexy lead character of Monique in a movie not five years ago, but now she's Monique's mother. She babbles about how other actors would be better suited to the role, ending in SeanConnery, Creator/SeanConnery, but counters the last, noting that Sean Connery would be Monique's boyfriend, as he's 500 years old but "still a stud..."
7th Apr '17 11:29:36 AM someguy3657
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** A taunt added in a late 2016 patch, called the "Scotsmann's Stagger", has the Demoman continuously drinking from a bottle while tipsily walking forwards and letting out drunken in-game lines with every few step.
1st Apr '17 7:01:22 AM ironballs16
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* It turns out that [[TheRedBaron The Bloody Baron]] from ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' became TheAlcoholic he is due to also being a ShellshockedVeteran.
30th Mar '17 8:31:44 PM Turdomino
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* In ''VideoGame/XCOM2'', Not too long after the fall of XCOM, the once upstanding Central Officer Bradford had picked up some alcoholic tendencies during his time of despair before he went on to save the Commander and start the XCOM uprising.
16th Mar '17 10:51:07 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''{{Narbonic}}''. After Dave and Helen break up, Dave and Artie go to a bar. Dave appears utterly drunk, but when another patron [[spoiler: who happens to be Dave's KidFromTheFuture]] asks what he's been drinking, Artie replies, "Half a glass of Vanilla Coke. And pathos."

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* Parodied in ''{{Narbonic}}''.''{{Webcomic/Narbonic}}''. After Dave and Helen break up, Dave and Artie go to a bar. Dave appears utterly drunk, but when another patron [[spoiler: who happens to be Dave's KidFromTheFuture]] asks what he's been drinking, Artie replies, "Half a glass of Vanilla Coke. And pathos."
12th Mar '17 9:40:08 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'': England and China do this, mourning and sobbing spectacularly about their younger brothers America and Japan, both who had rebelled and separated from them.

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England and China do this, mourning and sobbing spectacularly about their younger brothers America and Japan, both who had rebelled and separated from them.



* ''Manga/SailorMoon'' features two examples. The first one is played straight, and it comes from in the ''R'' season,: Usagi notices that Mamoru has a "new" girlfriend [[spoiler:(he doesn't, but since he believes he cannot be with her, he puts on a JerkAssFacade and pretends that Unazuki is his new girl)]] and she tries to [[ComfortFood drown her sorrows in dumplings]]; when Luna tries to reprimand her, she cries and says she's too depressed to care about getting fat. The second is far more PlayedForLaughs and happens in the Super S season, when Naru is manipulated into dating Tiger's Eye for three months after he claimed he was going to die, her boyfriend Umino goes on a drinking binge ''with fifteen milkshakes''; Chibiusa is grossed out and [[LampshadeHanging comments on this]], even pointing out that sake is the traditional beverage for such behavior.

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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'' features two examples. examples:
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The first one is played straight, and it comes from in the ''R'' season,: Usagi notices that Mamoru has a "new" girlfriend [[spoiler:(he doesn't, but since he believes he cannot be with her, he puts on a JerkAssFacade and pretends that Unazuki is his new girl)]] and she tries to [[ComfortFood drown her sorrows in dumplings]]; when Luna tries to reprimand her, she cries and says she's too depressed to care about getting fat. fat.
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The second is far more PlayedForLaughs and happens in the Super S season, when Naru is manipulated into dating Tiger's Eye for three months after he claimed he was going to die, her boyfriend Umino goes on a drinking binge ''with fifteen milkshakes''; Chibiusa is grossed out and [[LampshadeHanging comments on this]], even pointing out that sake is the traditional beverage for such behavior.



* Averted in ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic''. Sonic is shown in disguise at a bar after [[spoiler:believing he killed the Freedom Fighters as Super Sonic]] but doesn't drink alcohol.

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* Averted Subverted in ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic''. Sonic is shown in disguise at a bar after [[spoiler:believing he killed the Freedom Fighters as Super Sonic]] but doesn't drink alcohol.


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* In the Belle/Aurora ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'' oneshot ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3498346/1/To-a-Merry-Christmas To a Merry Christmas]]'', Belle invites the princesses to a Christmas Eve party. Late at night she goes down to the library when she spots Aurora drinking and reading by the fireplace. It turns out Aurora was drinking eggnog with brandy, though it wasn't her eggnog and she hadn't expected it to be quite as strong. Aurora has been troubled since her life changed. She misses living in the woods and [[DoNotCallMePaul doesn't like being called "Aurora"]]. She makes herself [[StepfordSmiler keep up a facade of being a perfect]] PrincessClassic but it's not something she's used to. Belle ends up drinking with Aurora as they talk. Afterwards Belle escorts Aurora to her room however this leads to them [[YourCheatingHeart sleeping together]] due to Aurora's fears of sleeping alone.
* This occured to Celestia in the backstory of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/22546/drop-of-moonshine Drop of Moonshine]]''. After banishing her sister Celestia began drinking copious amounts of alcohol. This caused her council to force her to go ColdTurkey by throwing away all the alcohol in Equestria. Celestia eventually banned alcohol period, though after Luna came back her sister convinces her to legalize it again.
11th Mar '17 2:28:51 PM nombretomado
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* In MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', a common reason to be in the Bar on Jehovah.

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', a common reason to be in the Bar on Jehovah.
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