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30th Sep '17 12:12:24 PM Andyroid
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** At the end of "Characters from Yonder Website", it turns out [[spoiler: Strong Bad was hallucinating the mellow, far-out antics of the more crudely-drawn versions of himself and his friends after drinking too much expired "Smarty Juice", a beverage which lists such side effects as "drowsiness, euphoria, and unbelievably soothing children's programming."]]

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** At the end of "Characters from Yonder Website", it turns out [[spoiler: Strong Bad was and company were hallucinating the mellow, far-out antics of the their more crudely-drawn versions of himself and his friends after drinking too much expired "Smarty Juice", a beverage which lists such side effects as "drowsiness, euphoria, and unbelievably soothing children's programming."]]
27th Sep '17 7:27:42 PM Andyroid
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': According to Strong Bad, too much "blue drink" will apparently warp a child's mind enough to start creating imaginary friends. Also soy sauce. [[NoodleIncident And that's about all we learn about it.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** In the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "personal favorites", Strong Bad claims [[NoodleIncident he once tried to fly Bubs' Concession Stand]] after drinking an entire glass of soy sauce.
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According to Strong Bad, "imaginary", too much "blue drink" will apparently warp a child's mind enough to start creating imaginary friends. Also soy sauce. [[NoodleIncident And that's about all we learn about it.]]friends.
** At the end of "Characters from Yonder Website", it turns out [[spoiler: Strong Bad was hallucinating the mellow, far-out antics of the more crudely-drawn versions of himself and his friends after drinking too much expired "Smarty Juice", a beverage which lists such side effects as "drowsiness, euphoria, and unbelievably soothing children's programming."]]
4th Sep '17 7:47:15 AM Peteman
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* ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' averts this hard with Zydrate. The promo stuff makes it seem G-rated, but then its first appearance in the actual movie is when Grave-Robber extracts it from a corpse, and it has some pretty nightmarish effects. Towards the finale, Amber Sweet, the daughter of the owner of [=GeneCo=], Rotti Largo, has [[spoiler:her face fall off]] because of [[spoiler:a shoddy, last-minute surgery to fix her accidentally-scarred face right before the opera.]] The really nightmarish thing is that ''she isn't screaming'' because she's so high off Zydrate. The nightmarish effects are because, when you're ''extracting it from a corpse'', it's bound to be a little less than 99 44/100% pure. The official [=GeneCo=] version just seems to be a very effective (and incidentally addictive) painkiller.

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* ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' averts this hard with Zydrate. The promo stuff makes it seem G-rated, but then its first appearance in the actual movie is when Grave-Robber extracts it from a corpse, and it has some pretty nightmarish effects. Towards the finale, Amber Sweet, the daughter of the owner of [=GeneCo=], Rotti Largo, has [[spoiler:her face fall off]] because of [[spoiler:a shoddy, last-minute surgery to fix her accidentally-scarred face right before the opera.]] The really nightmarish thing is that ''she isn't screaming'' because she's so high off Zydrate. The nightmarish effects are because, when you're ''extracting it from a corpse'', it's bound to be a little less than 99 44/100% pure. The official [=GeneCo=] version just seems to be a very effective (and incidentally addictive) painkiller.
2nd Sep '17 11:00:33 PM DarkHunter
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has an episode where Sokka (and [[TeamPet Momo]]) are high on cactus juice almost the entire time.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has an episode where Sokka (and [[TeamPet Momo]]) are high on cactus juice almost the entire time. This is actually TruthInTelevision: there is a type of cactus (peyote) that causes hallucinations if it's eaten.
20th Aug '17 11:02:29 PM PaulA
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10th Jul '17 6:27:01 PM Potman
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' parodies this trope in "The Comic Pusher".

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' parodies this trope in several times.
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"The Comic Pusher".Pusher", with vintage comic books. of 2000AD, at that.
** Another couple stories center on Umpty, candy that tastes so good it causes cravings. Overlaps as FantasticDrug.
** Finally, genuine sugar has been banned - citing numerous health reasons - and in the present of the comic counts as a hard drug.
24th Jun '17 10:56:09 PM dbdude01
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* Renuyu from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Matt Hagen is shown to be violent and irritable when he runs out of it, and a goon seems to explicitly liken him to a drug addict, saying "Once they're hooked, they ''stay'' hooked." There's also the obvious subtext of [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Matt becoming so desperate that he agrees to perform increasingly shady and illegal acts just to get more of it]].

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* Renuyu from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Matt Hagen is shown to be violent and irritable when he runs out of it, and a goon seems to explicitly liken him to a drug addict, saying "Once they're hooked, they ''stay'' hooked." There's also the obvious subtext of [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Matt becoming so desperate that he agrees to perform increasingly shady and illegal acts just to get more of it]]. Since the purpose of the drug is to cover up Matt Hagen's deformity and make him able to work in show business, it combines drug addiction with plastic surgery addiction.
12th May '17 2:16:27 AM darkwinterbeast81
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** That episode also featured [[JerkAss Mr. Bluff]] knowingly and intentionally marketing that product to kids, therefore cementing his status as a CorruptCorporateExecutive.
2nd May '17 2:18:23 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] and {{Bowdlerized}} in ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' where Kiki and her friends are shown to drink coffee (with no ill effects). The English translation implies they are drinking hot chocolate instead.

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] and {{Bowdlerized}} in ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' where Kiki and her friends are shown to drink coffee (with no ill effects). The English translation implies they are drinking hot chocolate instead.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' featured a popular candy bar that contains a chemical which works almost exactly like a real drug (directly affecting the brain chemistry to make the person consuming the candy bar extremely happy but making the consumer feel sad when the chemical wears off until they get more of it) and the in show explanation on how said chemical works sounds like an extremely simplified way of explaining how real drugs work. The trope is then subverted when it's revealed the candy actually has drugs in it.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' featured a popular candy bar that contains a chemical which works almost exactly like a real drug (directly affecting the brain chemistry to make the person consuming the candy bar extremely happy but making the consumer feel sad when the chemical wears off until they get more of it) and the in show explanation on how said chemical works sounds like an extremely simplified way of explaining how real drugs work. The trope is then subverted when it's revealed the candy actually has real drugs in it.



* [[MustHaveCaffeine Caffeine]]. Just look at all the new products that have come into play over the last ten years. Yeah sure, we've always had coffee and tea, and Red Bull isn't exactly new, but whose bright idea was it to cram all the crap of an energy drink into a 2 oz. package?
** [[OlderThanTheyThink Older than you think]]: Energy shots are derived from Japanese "tonics", which were small amounts of extremely potent liquid that would do different things. When Energy Drinks became popular, it was a no-brainer to combine "This drink that does something to you" and "This extremely potent drink that does something to you in small doses". It seems recent that energy shots have became prevalent in the west, but they've been fairly common in the Orient for a few decades now.
** Interestingly, if caffeine had only been discovered in modern day, based on its bodily effects and addictive potential, it might've been evaluated as a dangerous/controlled substance.

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* [[MustHaveCaffeine Caffeine]]. Just look at all the new products that have come into play over the last ten years. Yeah sure, we've always had coffee and tea, and Red Bull isn't exactly new, but whose bright idea was it to cram all the crap of an energy drink into a 2 oz. package?\n
** [[OlderThanTheyThink Older than you think]]: Energy shots are derived from Japanese "tonics", which were small amounts of extremely potent liquid that would do different things. When Energy Drinks became popular, it was a no-brainer to combine "This drink that does something to you" and "This extremely potent drink that does something to you in small doses". It seems recent that Whose bright idea was it to cram all the crap of an energy shots have became prevalent in the west, but they've been fairly common in the Orient for drink into a few decades now.
2 oz. package?
** Interestingly, if caffeine had only been discovered in modern day, rather than centuries earlier, based on its bodily effects and addictive potential, it might've been evaluated as a dangerous/controlled substance.



** And in the movie ''Film/IdleHands'', Anton is told by his stoner buddies that "I hear if you combine nutmeg and oregano you can get pretty wasted." He tries it, and it's apparently disgusting. Later when he's [[spoiler: killing those same stoner friends,]] one of them, trying to call the cops, exclaims that "I think he smoked some nutmeg or something!"

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** And in In the movie ''Film/IdleHands'', Anton is told by his stoner buddies that "I hear if you combine nutmeg and oregano you can get pretty wasted." He tries it, and it's apparently disgusting. Later when he's [[spoiler: killing those same stoner friends,]] one of them, trying to call the cops, exclaims that "I think he smoked some nutmeg or something!"



* For Creator/RetroStudios' staff during the TroubledProduction of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', it were Atomic Fireballs. The crew reports [[http://wii.ign.com/articles/101/1016511p4.html 72 gallons]] were consumed while making the game.

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* For Creator/RetroStudios' staff during the TroubledProduction of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', it were was Atomic Fireballs. The crew reports [[http://wii.ign.com/articles/101/1016511p4.html 72 gallons]] were consumed while making the game.



* Those who have made the decision to quit smoking sometimes [[AddictionDisplacement pick up another habit to cope with the absence of nicotine]], such as eating a certain kind of snack. UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan did this. He replaced his nicotine habit with a lifelong consumption of jelly beans

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* Those who have made the decision to quit smoking sometimes [[AddictionDisplacement pick up another habit to cope with the absence of nicotine]], such as eating a certain kind of snack. UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan did this. He replaced his nicotine habit with a lifelong consumption of jelly beansbeans.
25th Apr '17 11:51:55 PM waters20
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** Let's also not forget Ed's love of horror movies. In the Halloween special, Ed watches so many movies that during his trick-or-treat adventure with his friends, he hallucinates and sees the kids as many macabre figures, resulting in him giving them a beatdown.
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