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14th Jul '16 11:00:43 AM Willbyr
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* ''{{Utawarerumono}}'': Oboro accepts a hangover cure from village medic Eruruu. There isn't any buildup or indication of a gag, but the poor man's expression after throwing it back, along with the fact that it gives him convulsions and nearly kills him makes it fall squarely under this trope. He even forces her to add something to make it taste sweeter.

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* ''{{Utawarerumono}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'': Oboro accepts a hangover cure from village medic Eruruu. There isn't any buildup or indication of a gag, but the poor man's expression after throwing it back, along with the fact that it gives him convulsions and nearly kills him makes it fall squarely under this trope. He even forces her to add something to make it taste sweeter.
1st Jul '16 10:48:34 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Eric needs Culmus to sober up in a hurry during ''Literature/AMagesPower'', because there's a RescueArc they need to get started on. So he takes Culmus to [[MadScientist Captain Hasina]] who has been experimenting with just such a remedy. It makes Culmus cough up blood, experience seizures, and would likely have killed him if Hasina didn't step in with WhiteMagic. Despite that, he is awake, sober and ready to fight in a few hours.



* ''Series/MythBusters'' tested four sober-up-quick methods: black coffee, vigorous exercise, dunking the head in ice water, and being slapped in the face. While they didn't show the breathalyzer results, exercise and the slap did cause improvements on the hand-eye coordination test. (Those two tests also provided some hysterical high-speed footage.)
** Oddly enough, the only cure close enough to qualify for this trope was the black coffee. Which doesn't seem anywhere near as bad as some of the other 'cures'.
*** Have you ever tried running on a treadmill while drunk? Anything short of eating nails would be more pleasant.
*** As evidenced by Adam, who fell over, managed to right himself, and ''tried to get back on the treadmill''.

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* ''Series/MythBusters'' tested four sober-up-quick methods: black coffee, vigorous exercise, dunking the head in ice water, and being slapped in the face. While they didn't show the breathalyzer results, exercise and the slap did cause improvements on the hand-eye coordination test. (Those two tests also provided some hysterical high-speed footage.)
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) Oddly enough, the only cure close enough to qualify for this trope was the black coffee. Which doesn't seem anywhere near as bad as some of the other 'cures'.
*** Have you ever tried running on a treadmill while drunk? Anything short of eating nails would be more pleasant.
*** As evidenced by Adam, who fell over, managed to right himself, and ''tried to get back on the treadmill''.
7th Jun '16 1:56:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[{{Sten}} The Court of a Thousand Suns]]'' by Alan Cole and Chris Bunch, the hero gets drunk with his boss, the [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Eternal Emperor]], who then sobers them up with "Angelo stew."

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* In ''[[{{Sten}} ''[[Literature/{{Sten}} The Court of a Thousand Suns]]'' by Alan Cole and Chris Bunch, the hero gets drunk with his boss, the [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Eternal Emperor]], who then sobers them up with "Angelo stew."
4th Jun '16 3:32:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''RevengeOfTheNerds'', the Japanese student wins a tricycle-riding contest because he's given a prophylactic dose of an instant-sobriety drug, hence is unimpaired when he has to chug a beer after every lap.

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* In ''RevengeOfTheNerds'', ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', the Japanese student wins a tricycle-riding contest because he's given a prophylactic dose of an instant-sobriety drug, hence is unimpaired when he has to chug a beer after every lap.
30th May '16 9:19:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''WolfsRain'', Hubb gives Quent a sobriety pill so that Quent can spend some time behind the wheel. The only side effect is excessive urination.

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* In ''WolfsRain'', ''Anime/WolfsRain'', Hubb gives Quent a sobriety pill so that Quent can spend some time behind the wheel. The only side effect is excessive urination.
14th May '16 1:06:18 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''[[RenoNineOneOne Reno 911!: Miami]]'', a hungover Deputy Junior drops a shot into a cup filled with Pepto-Bismol and chugs the concoction while sitting on a toilet.

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* In ''[[RenoNineOneOne ''[[Series/{{Reno911}} Reno 911!: Miami]]'', a hungover Deputy Junior drops a shot into a cup filled with Pepto-Bismol and chugs the concoction while sitting on a toilet.
27th Apr '16 8:28:59 PM Andyroid
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* ''{{Deadlands}}'' Classic had a small spell (termed a "trick") named ''coffin varnish'' that [[CardSharp Hucksters]] could use to conjure a thick, black liquid reminiscent of two-day old coffee mixed with a small amount of corn starch and kerosene. Sure, ItTastesLikeFeet, but it does help with hangovers.

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* ''{{Deadlands}}'' Classic had a small spell (termed a "trick") named ''coffin varnish'' that [[CardSharp Hucksters]] could use to conjure a thick, black liquid reminiscent of [[BadToTheLastDrop two-day old coffee mixed with a small amount of corn starch and kerosene.kerosene]]. Sure, ItTastesLikeFeet, but it does help with hangovers.
14th Apr '16 12:13:17 PM Berrenta
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The only reliable cure for hangovers is time and lots of water, but that doesn't stop fictional characters from trying all sorts of other methods to speed up the process. The HideousHangoverCure comes in two varieties, the first is something that will catapult you back into full sobriety within minutes, sometimes even seconds. The second variety is the one you take to stop feeling awful the next day.

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The only reliable cure for hangovers is time and lots of water, but that doesn't stop fictional characters from trying all sorts of other methods to speed up the process. The HideousHangoverCure Hideous Hangover Cure comes in two varieties, the first is something that will catapult you back into full sobriety within minutes, sometimes even seconds. The second variety is the one you take to stop feeling awful the next day.
6th Apr '16 2:03:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Prairie Oyster also makes an appearance in ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'', given to a drunken daughter of a Chinese investor. Apparently, they don't help when you're drunk, only make things worse.

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* The Prairie Oyster also makes an appearance in ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'', ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'', given to a drunken daughter of a Chinese investor. Apparently, they don't help when you're drunk, only make things worse.



* ''BrainiacScienceAbuse'' once did an experiment to find which of three hangover cures worked best (Greasy breakfast, hair of the dog, or nothing at all). Hair of the dog had good short term effects (because the body stops working on the difficult to process stuff which causes hangovers and starts on the easier just added alcohol) but bad long term (you just delay your hangover for the same reason). A greasy breakfast was the best of the options presented.
* ''{{Bottom}}'' does this with a concoction made out of various kitchen-cleaning chemicals and a few organic ingredients (past their expiration date, for preference). It has to be taken through the nose.

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* ''BrainiacScienceAbuse'' ''Series/BrainiacScienceAbuse'' once did an experiment to find which of three hangover cures worked best (Greasy breakfast, hair of the dog, or nothing at all). Hair of the dog had good short term effects (because the body stops working on the difficult to process stuff which causes hangovers and starts on the easier just added alcohol) but bad long term (you just delay your hangover for the same reason). A greasy breakfast was the best of the options presented.
* ''{{Bottom}}'' ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' does this with a concoction made out of various kitchen-cleaning chemicals and a few organic ingredients (past their expiration date, for preference). It has to be taken through the nose.
23rd Mar '16 2:44:50 AM eroock
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Often involves BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce. Related to ItTastesLikeFeet (because it usually does), GargleBlaster (because it usually requires one), and [[IAteWhat I Drank What?]] (a common response from the subject afterward).

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Often involves BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce. Related to ItTastesLikeFeet (because it usually does), GargleBlaster (because it usually requires one), and [[IAteWhat I Drank What?]] (a common response from the subject afterward).
afterward). Compare RawEggsMakeYouStronger.
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