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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.
10th Apr '17 4:45:01 PM Shadoboy
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** In the episode "Candy is Dandy" where the mayor starts rewarding the girls with candy for their heroics, not only is the effect disturbingly similar to a drug high, but the Girls are also willing to abandon their morals to get more: first they strike a deal with Mojo Jojo and repeatedly break him out of prison so that they could arrest him and get candy. When Mojo reneges on the deal and steals the candy instead ForTheEvulz, the Girls literally ''beat him to within an inch of his life.''

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** In the episode "Candy is Dandy" where the mayor starts rewarding the girls with candy for their heroics, not only is the effect disturbingly similar to a drug high, but the Girls are also willing to abandon their morals to get more: first they strike a deal with Mojo Jojo and repeatedly break him out of prison so that they could arrest him and get candy. When Mojo reneges on the deal and steals the candy instead ForTheEvulz, the Girls literally ''beat him to within an inch of his life.'''' [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone This is the point the girls realize how badly their addiction has affected them]].
16th Jan '17 11:19:30 PM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'': Julien starts to act drunk without any substance intake when exhausted from hours and hours of partying.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'': ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'':
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Julien starts to act drunk without any substance intake when exhausted from hours and hours of partying.partying, complete with a hangover the next day.
** Party animal Rob turns one of Julien's parties into a rave by adding "witch doctor prescribed bone dust extract".
** At one point, Horst, who is often seen drinking an unspecified UmbrellaDrink, appears to be DrowningHisSorrows with them and very obviously becoming more and more drunk as the episode continues.
13th Jan '17 3:07:31 PM bookwormgal
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'' fanfiction, ''FanFic/OriginOfThePixies,'' magical beings are subject to getting drunk on sugary substances like candy and soda rather than alcohol.
21st Dec '16 2:57:37 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Quack Quack's yogurt. Without it, he undergoes withdrawal symptoms, and in one episode, everybody accuses him of cheating in an athletic event because he was eating yogurt.
** A season 2 episode had Stumpy and Quack Quack get addicted to carrots, which produced the same effect as smoking tobacco.
8th Dec '16 12:03:35 AM AirofMystery
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** Before Europeans adopted coffee, they only knew it as a drink from the Middle East. In a very literal application of this trope, the Europeans sometimes called it 'the wine of Islam' (Islam being a religion that forbids alcohol).
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