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23rd Apr '18 1:39:06 AM eroock
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* Due to the PlaceboEffect, drinks that "look" alcoholic but really aren't can easily make people feel loaded. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20060218172235/https://www.psychologicalscience.org/media/releases/2002/pr021224.cfm Scientific experiments have actually been conducted on this very topic.]]
23rd Apr '18 1:33:40 AM eroock
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When writers want to do a VerySpecialEpisode but don't invent a [[LongLostUncleAesop one-shot abuser friend]], they generally feel skittish about having their character suddenly use so-called 'hard' drugs. Coupled with this is the infamous rigidity of [[MediaWatchdog broadcast standards and practices]], who sometimes frown on the depiction of drugs ''even if it is completely negative''. Thus, any drugs commonly portrayed are just unnamed drugs in a ominous-looking context, such as red-and-white caplets or vaguely white powder. Occasionally over-the-counter but still-unnamed drugs are used, which carries a bit more realism.

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When writers want to do a VerySpecialEpisode but don't invent a [[LongLostUncleAesop one-shot abuser friend]], they generally feel skittish about having their character suddenly use so-called 'hard' drugs. Coupled with this is the infamous rigidity of [[MediaWatchdog broadcast standards and practices]], who sometimes frown on the depiction of drugs ''even if it is completely negative''.

Thus, any drugs commonly portrayed are just unnamed drugs in a ominous-looking context, such as red-and-white caplets or vaguely white powder. Occasionally over-the-counter but still-unnamed drugs are used, which carries a bit more realism.
22nd Apr '18 5:23:50 PM eroock
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* Due to the PlaceboEffect, drinks that "look" alcoholic but really aren't can easily make people feel loaded. [[https://www.psychologicalscience.org/media/releases/2002/pr021224.cfm Scientific experiments have actually been conducted on this very topic.]]

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* Due to the PlaceboEffect, drinks that "look" alcoholic but really aren't can easily make people feel loaded. [[https://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20060218172235/https://www.psychologicalscience.org/media/releases/2002/pr021224.cfm Scientific experiments have actually been conducted on this very topic.]]
22nd Apr '18 5:15:44 PM kazokuhouou
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* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode "Chalkboard Jungle". Debbie Love explicitly states that, as per written instructions from Standards and Practices and Production Council offices, she is enjoying her hookah in a drug free way. She then immediately giggles after smoking it.
21st Apr '18 7:30:23 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** In the Britain of ''Literature/ThursdayNext, cheese is a controlled substance

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** In the Britain of ''Literature/ThursdayNext, ''Literature/ThursdayNext'', cheese is a controlled substance
19th Apr '18 9:39:34 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** The series also subverts this, since the drugs and their beneficial effects are fictional, but prolonged use will cause harmful effects and create stat-damaging dependencies that have to be treated.
1st Apr '18 6:27:10 AM kbissett
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* There was an entire series of commercials in the 80s/early 90s about people having increasingly agitated monologues about how unfair it is that some circumstances prevented them from getting their morning bowl of Corn Pops, while the theme from Jaws played in the background. Surprisingly, these commercials were made by Kellogs with the implication that the cereal was just that good, ignoring the implications that people who can't get Corn Pops act like junkies going into withdrawal.
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18th Mar '18 7:03:00 PM nombretomado
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongebobSquarepants}}'' episode "Cuddle E. Hugs". SpongeBob eats a moldy Krabby Patty and meets a [[TastesLikeDiabetes fluffy, smiley, and Disney-esque]] hamster, but he is initially the only one who is able to see him. In an attempt to prove that he is real, they give all of SpongeBob's friends (except Squidward) pieces of said Krabby Patty. [[spoiler:Cuddle E. Hugs then proceeds to eat everyone who can see him]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongebobSquarepants}}'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Cuddle E. Hugs". SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] eats a moldy Krabby Patty and meets a [[TastesLikeDiabetes fluffy, smiley, and Disney-esque]] hamster, but he is initially the only one who is able to see him. In an attempt to prove that he is real, they give all of SpongeBob's [=SpongeBob=]'s friends (except Squidward) pieces of said Krabby Patty. [[spoiler:Cuddle E. Hugs then proceeds to eat everyone who can see him]].
18th Mar '18 1:48:28 PM Furian1996
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongebobSquarepants}}'' had an episode where Spongebob and his friends (except Squidward) eat a moldy krabby patty . The end result is everyone halluctionating a [[TastesLikeDiabetes Fluffy,Smiley, and Disney-esque]] Hamster that eats them.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongebobSquarepants}}'' had an episode where Spongebob "Cuddle E. Hugs". SpongeBob eats a moldy Krabby Patty and his meets a [[TastesLikeDiabetes fluffy, smiley, and Disney-esque]] hamster, but he is initially the only one who is able to see him. In an attempt to prove that he is real, they give all of SpongeBob's friends (except Squidward) pieces of said Krabby Patty. [[spoiler:Cuddle E. Hugs then proceeds to eat a moldy krabby patty . The end result is everyone halluctionating a [[TastesLikeDiabetes Fluffy,Smiley, and Disney-esque]] Hamster that eats them.who can see him]].
7th Mar '18 3:19:46 PM tricksterson
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* Creator/JasperFforde

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* Creator/JasperFforde loves this trope


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** In the Britain of ''Literature/ThursdayNext, cheese is a controlled substance
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