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20th Apr '16 9:06:23 AM emeriin
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* In ''Film/TheSwanPrincess'' review by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, Tamara hates the closet because it smells like dead armpit. With how many people Critic's killed, they probably would know what that smells like.
8th Apr '16 4:36:52 AM Berrenta
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** There's also flavors such as Perspiration, Fun, Happy, Dirt, Natural Field Turf, Sweet Victory, Sports Cream, Bug Juice, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick Dave]]...
*** Leading to the inevitable parody [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/photoshop-phriday/jones-soda-flavors.php here.]]
*** Jones Soda made limited edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' flavors too. I can't help but wonder what an Illithid Brain Blast tastes like.
*** [[BrainFood Delicious?]]
*** That's Dave as in [[Creator/CheechAndChong he who is not here, man]]... it's flavored with hemp oil.

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** There's also flavors such as Perspiration, Fun, Happy, Dirt, Natural Field Turf, Sweet Victory, Sports Cream, Bug Juice, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick Dave]]...
*** Leading
Dave]]... This leads to the inevitable parody [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/photoshop-phriday/jones-soda-flavors.php here.]]
*** ** Jones Soda made limited edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' flavors too. I can't help but wonder Who knows what an Illithid Brain Blast tastes like.
*** [[BrainFood Delicious?]]
*** That's Dave as in [[Creator/CheechAndChong he who is not here, man]]... it's flavored with hemp oil.
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** Might be stretching it a WEE bit. Yeast is a necessary ingredient to make bread and ferment alcohol, which many people often forget. Though I suppose bread CAN smell like feet up close.
*** Bread smells fine. Homemade beer on the other hand, will knock you to your ever lovin' knees.
*** Unless your local homebrewer is putting some weird-ass flavors in there, or has some kind of philosophical issue with proper sanitation, you've been drinking [[ATankardOfMooseUrine bad beer.]]



* Limburger cheese almost literally smells like feet. And since taste and smell are highly interrelated...
** That's not all, the cheese is made by using a certain culture of bacteria. The SAME bacteria is known to cause foot odor.
** The smell is close enough that limburger will attract several kinds of mosquitoes - the species that specialize in feet and ankles.
** Most soft, aged cheeses are similar; such as the French Delice de'Borgogne and German Schlosskäse.
** "Feet" is the ''polite'' version; "outhouse in high summer" is at least as good a description of the smell.
* Animal feet are edible. [[ForeignQueasine Chicken feet]] is a common Chinese dim sum dish. When Sonia Sotomayor was nominated for the [[AmericanCourts Supreme Court of the United States]], some mention was made in the media that [[http://www.ricanrecipes.com/recipes/detail.php?id=67 Puerto Rican-style pigs' feet with chickpeas]] was [[http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/05/conservative-whispers-to-hill-reporter-concern-about-the-impact-diet-will-have-on-her-jurisprude.php one of her favorite dishes]].
** Pig trotter soup is also a common dish in Asians countries.

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* Limburger cheese almost literally smells like feet. And since taste and smell are highly interrelated...
** That's not all,
interrelated: the cheese is made by using a certain culture of bacteria. The SAME In fact, it's the same bacteria is known to cause foot odor.
** The
odor. Additionally, the smell is close enough that limburger will attract several kinds of mosquitoes - the species that specialize in feet and ankles.
** Most soft, aged cheeses are similar; such as the French Delice de'Borgogne and German Schlosskäse.
** "Feet" is the ''polite'' version; "outhouse in high summer" is at least as good a description of the smell.
* Animal feet are edible. [[ForeignQueasine Chicken feet]] is a common Chinese dim sum dish. When Sonia Sotomayor was nominated for the [[AmericanCourts Supreme Court of the United States]], some mention was made in the media that [[http://www.ricanrecipes.com/recipes/detail.php?id=67 Puerto Rican-style pigs' feet with chickpeas]] was [[http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/05/conservative-whispers-to-hill-reporter-concern-about-the-impact-diet-will-have-on-her-jurisprude.php one of her favorite dishes]].
** Pig trotter soup is also a common dish in Asians countries.
dishes]].



** ''Cho Doufu'', or "stinky tofu" is made by fermenting tofu.



*** And Westerners who are not terribly skilled at the use of a charcoal grill may well know what lighter fluid tastes like.



** Even Americans familiar with other beers liken it to tasting like piss (We need our own version, though. Dog piss?)
** A number of mass-market American beers don't get off lightly either, sometimes being described as ''being'' piss, even by Americans (hey, Bud and Miller aren't ''our'' only beers, you know)
*** Horses and goats are the most common comparison.

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** Even Americans familiar with other beers liken it to tasting like piss (We need our own version, though. Dog piss?)
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* A number of mass-market American beers don't get off lightly either, sometimes being described as ''being'' piss, even by Americans (hey, Bud and Miller aren't ''our'' only beers, you know)
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Americans. Horses and goats are the most common comparison.
15th Mar '16 7:30:17 PM InvisibleJester89
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* The Chinese spirit baijiu (''white alcohol''), when sampled by Westerners, is usually compared to the taste of kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid, or other petroleum distillates.

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* The Chinese spirit baijiu (''white alcohol''), when sampled by Westerners, is usually compared to the taste of kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid, or other petroleum distillates. Appropriate, because ethyl alcohol is sometimes added to gasoline or kerosene to help it flame up better.


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* Durian fruit is said to taste like rotting vegetable matter or feet.
11th Feb '16 11:24:45 AM thekeyofe
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* Creator/DaveChappelle has described grape "drink" (not to be confused with grape juice) as consisting of "sugar, water, and of course purple."

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* Creator/DaveChappelle has described grape "drink" (not to be confused with grape juice) as consisting of "sugar, water, and of course purple.[[TastesLikePurple purple]]."
23rd Jan '16 10:12:40 PM freesefan
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* In ''Literature/CityOfBones2002'', LAPD detectives Bosch and Edgar are interviewing a witness who belongs to the Church of Nature. She offers them some tea that Edgar doesn't like.
--> '''Edgar''': This Church of Nature tea tastes like piss water.
--> '''Bosch''': How would you know what piss water tastes like?



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23rd Jan '16 10:30:39 AM merotoker
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* In a an infamous episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (see LethalChef), James describes May's culinary disaster:

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
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In a an infamous episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (see LethalChef), James describes May's culinary disaster:



* In the comic ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'', there is a scene in which an [=FBI=] agent is offered more coffee by a local sheriff. He refuses, stating that it tastes like someone came in it. The sheriff makes a sarcastic remark about how he couldn't control himself, rather than wondering how the agent recognizes the taste.

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* In the comic ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'', there is a scene in which an [=FBI=] agent is offered more coffee by a local sheriff. He refuses, stating that it tastes like someone came in it. The sheriff makes a sarcastic remark about how he couldn't control himself, rather than wondering how the agent recognizes the taste.



*** The FunnyAneurysmMoment (or HilariousInHindsight) occurs in a later issue. [[spoiler: Cassidy DOES know what it tastes like, as he blew a guy regularly for heroin at one of the lowest points of his (un)life]].

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*** The FunnyAneurysmMoment (or HilariousInHindsight) occurs in a later issue. [[spoiler: Cassidy DOES know what it tastes like, as he blew a guy regularly for heroin at one of the lowest points of his (un)life]].(un)life.]]



* In ''Film/TheOtherGuys'', Detective Gamble (played by Creator/WillFerrell) tends to be verbally abusive to his wife (Eva Mendes) for reasons known only to himself.

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* In ''Film/TheOtherGuys'', Detective Gamble (played by Creator/WillFerrell) tends to be verbally abusive to his wife (Eva Mendes) (Creator/EvaMendes) for reasons known only to himself.



** And Inverted everytime Ax morphs into his human form, as he truly enjoys such things as motor oil and cigarette butts.

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** And Inverted inverted everytime Ax morphs into his human form, as he truly enjoys such things as motor oil and cigarette butts.



* At the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', Dumbledore tries an Every Flavored Bean and knows instantly that it's earwax flavor.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
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At the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', Dumbledore tries an Every Flavored Bean and knows instantly that it's earwax flavor.



** Let's not forget [[ThirtyHs the greatest Harry Potter fanfic ever]]: ''"How does Ronnie Ron taste, master?" Harry spat out an eyeball. "Like some kid with eyes."''

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** Let's not forget [[ThirtyHs From [[Fanfic/ThirtyHs the greatest Harry Potter fanfic ever]]: ''"How does Ronnie Ron taste, master?" Harry spat out an eyeball. "Like some kid with eyes."''



-->'''Fred:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny ...Just...trying to diffuse the tension.]]

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-->'''Fred:''' --->'''Fred:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny ...Just...trying to diffuse the tension.]]



* ''Series/TheXFiles'', "The Unnatural": Mulder bets that the air in his mouth tastes better Scully's non-fat tofutti rice dreamsicle. He thought she brought herself real ice-cream and wanted her to share, but a moment later, he grabs her and takes a huge bite of the dreamsicle, and doesn't complain.

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* ''Series/TheXFiles'', "The Unnatural": Mulder bets that the air in his mouth tastes better than Scully's non-fat tofutti rice dreamsicle. He thought she brought herself real ice-cream and wanted her to share, but a moment later, he grabs her and takes a huge bite of the dreamsicle, and doesn't complain.



* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Obligatory...]] Buffy is downing straight alcohol in "Life Serial" because she [[DrowningMySorrows drowning her sorrows.]] However she is not a drinker, [[GargleBlaster and she's downing mixer drinks straight,]] so to her and even to most seasoned drinkers it would taste like feet.

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* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Obligatory...]] Buffy is downing straight alcohol in "Life Serial" because she to [[DrowningMySorrows drowning drown her sorrows.]] However she is not a drinker, [[GargleBlaster and she's downing mixer drinks straight,]] so to her and even to most seasoned drinkers it would taste like feet.



* [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1988&addr=880315 From]] ''{{Garfield}}'':

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* [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1988&addr=880315 [[http://garfield.com/comic/1988-03-15 From]] ''{{Garfield}}'':



* Dave Chappelle has described grape "drink" (not to be confused with grape juice) as consisting of "sugar, water, and of course purple."

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* Dave Chappelle Creator/DaveChappelle has described grape "drink" (not to be confused with grape juice) as consisting of "sugar, water, and of course purple."



* BioWare seems to love this trope, as ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' gives a good one in regards to a HideousHangoverCure.

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* BioWare Creator/BioWare seems to love this trope, as ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' gives a good one in regards to a HideousHangoverCure.



* ''VideoGame/TheSims Medieval'' has a moodlet "Tasteless Treat: That tasted like sheep hooves, only worse!"
* [[http://www.wowhead.com/quest=12645 A quest]] in VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft has you passing around a sample of beer to three [=NPCs=]. Two like it, the third says it tastes like engine degreaser.

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* ''VideoGame/TheSims Medieval'' ''Franchise/TheSims''
** In ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', if a Sim eats leftover food from a cheap refrigerator, they'll sometimes note that the food "Tastes like fridge".
** ''VideoGame/TheSimsMedieval''
has a moodlet "Tasteless Treat: That tasted like sheep hooves, only worse!"
* [[http://www.wowhead.com/quest=12645 A quest]] in VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has you passing around a sample of beer to three [=NPCs=]. Two like it, the third says it tastes like engine degreaser.



* In ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', if a Sim eats leftover food from a cheap refrigerator, they'll sometimes note that the food "Tastes like fridge".



* The Wrestling/{{W|orldWrestlingEntertainment}}WE's ''JBL & Cole Show''. Damien Sandow, on his "turn" during a talent competition against Rosa Mendez, he sings about Rosa's protein shake:

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* The Wrestling/{{W|orldWrestlingEntertainment}}WE's Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s ''JBL & Cole Show''. Damien Sandow, on his "turn" during a talent competition against Rosa Mendez, he sings about Rosa's protein shake:



** Once, when the kids from the Model UN were stuck on that island, Ralph tried to eat some wild berries. He responds with "It tastes like ''burning''." Happens a lot to the poor kid. Oddly enough, the phrase itself is actually the name of a trophy/achievement for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3/UsefulNotes/XBox360 port of The Simpsons Arcade Game. The player must have one of the game's final bosses, Smithers, to be damaged by his own bombs to receive the award.

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** Once, when the kids from the Model UN were stuck on that island, Ralph tried to eat some wild berries. He responds with "It tastes like ''burning''." Happens a lot to the poor kid. Oddly enough, the phrase itself is actually the name of a trophy/achievement for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3/UsefulNotes/XBox360 port of The Simpsons Arcade Game. The player must have one of the game's final bosses, Smithers, to be damaged by his own bombs to receive the award.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Billy is offered a mushroom by the dwarf king Beardbottom. The following dialogue takes place:
-->'''Billy''': "It tastes like my cat."
-->'''Beardbottom''': "They taste like everyone's cat! It's been 300 years and I still hate the taste. I've worked with mushrooms for so long, even my sweat ''smells'' like 'em! Here, take a whiff.
-->'''Billy''': (sniffs Beardbottom's armpit) [[NotHyperbole Whew, you ain't kiddin'!]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''
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Billy is offered a mushroom by the dwarf king Beardbottom. The following dialogue takes place:
-->'''Billy''': --->'''Billy''': "It tastes like my cat."
-->'''Beardbottom''': --->'''Beardbottom''': "They taste like everyone's cat! It's been 300 years and I still hate the taste. I've worked with mushrooms for so long, even my sweat ''smells'' like 'em! Here, take a whiff.
-->'''Billy''': --->'''Billy''': (sniffs Beardbottom's armpit) [[NotHyperbole Whew, you ain't kiddin'!]]



-->'''Grim''': "This water tastes like zombie sweat."
-->'''Mandy''': "You've tasted zombie sweat?"
-->'''Grim''': "[[{{Dissimile}} Yeah, in college. It was a hot day]]."

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-->'''Grim''': --->'''Grim''': "This water tastes like zombie sweat."
-->'''Mandy''': --->'''Mandy''': "You've tasted zombie sweat?"
-->'''Grim''': --->'''Grim''': "[[{{Dissimile}} Yeah, in college. It was a hot day]]."



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', when Squidward is subbing for [=SpongeBob=] at the Krusty Krab grill.
-->'''Customer #1:''' P.U., you call this food?
-->'''Customer #2:''' My sandwich tastes like a fried boot!
-->'''Customer #3:''' My sandwich ''is'' a fried boot!

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', when ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''
** When
Squidward is subbing for [=SpongeBob=] at the Krusty Krab grill.
-->'''Customer --->'''Customer #1:''' P.U., you call this food?
-->'''Customer --->'''Customer #2:''' My sandwich tastes like a fried boot!
-->'''Customer --->'''Customer #3:''' My sandwich ''is'' a fried boot!



-->'''Pearl's Friend:''' Ew, it tastes like dishwater!
-->'''Squidward:''' It ''is'' dishwater.

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-->'''Pearl's --->'''Pearl's Friend:''' Ew, it tastes like dishwater!
-->'''Squidward:''' --->'''Squidward:''' It ''is'' dishwater.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Peppa Pig}}'' episode "Pedro's Cough", every character inflicted with the contageous cough remarks how horrible the medicine prescribed by Dr. Brown Bear tastes.



* In ''Literature/{{The Magic School Bus}}'' episode "Inside Ralphie", Raphie's mother gives him some purple-colored medicine that will help him fight his illness. Ralphie abhors the taste of it and says that he doesn't know how something that tastes like grape shoe polish is supposed to help him get better.

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* In ''Literature/{{The Magic School Bus}}'' ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'' episode "Inside Ralphie", Raphie's mother gives him some purple-colored medicine that will help him fight his illness. Ralphie abhors the taste of it and says that he doesn't know how something that tastes like grape shoe polish is supposed to help him get better.



* During a time when Harlen Sanders, the founder of KFC, was ''not'' on good terms with the company he had sold the rights to the restaurant chain to, they changed the recipe for their mashed potatoes. Sanders wrote in a newspaper article that they "tasted like wallpaper paste".

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* During a time when Harlen Sanders, the founder of KFC, UsefulNotes/{{K|entuckyFriedChicken}}FC, was ''not'' on good terms with the company he had sold the rights to the restaurant chain to, they changed the recipe for their mashed potatoes. Sanders wrote in a newspaper article that they "tasted like wallpaper paste".
16th Jan '16 11:58:28 AM Discar
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Also, [[AuthorAppeal some people]] probably would know what feet taste like, such as Creator/QuentinTarantino, or Creator/JossWhedon.
5th Jan '16 3:16:25 PM MarkKB
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--->What touched my palette was a taste that I could only describe as being similar to that of beetroot covered in earwax, with chunks of tarmac thrown in for good measure. With a scrunched up face, I struggled to swallow the concoction down my throat seemed to be trying its best to utterly reject the whatever-it-was that I knew I had to digest.

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--->What -->What touched my palette was a taste that I could only describe as being similar to that of beetroot covered in earwax, with chunks of tarmac thrown in for good measure. With a scrunched up face, I struggled to swallow the concoction down my throat seemed to be trying its best to utterly reject the whatever-it-was that I knew I had to digest.
5th Jan '16 3:14:32 PM MarkKB
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* In ''FanFic/LovehammerInc'', Horus compares Serenity's biscuits with a "wet cat's backside" ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6632252/1/Lovehammer_BM_Edition here]]''.
* In the ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' fanfic ''Fanfic/PeaceForgedInFire'' tr'Khev describes the ale at the Klingon bar where he meets Morgan as tasting "like a mugato peed in battery acid."
* Rainbow Dash complains that the health poultices "tastes like "bleagh" in the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' {{crossover}} ''FanFic/PonyAgeOrigins''. (Twilight points out that poultices are meant to be applied to wounds rather than drank.)
* In the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/StarlightSeries Alpha and Omega]]'', this is 419's description of the food the cafeteria serves:
--->What touched my palette was a taste that I could only describe as being similar to that of beetroot covered in earwax, with chunks of tarmac thrown in for good measure. With a scrunched up face, I struggled to swallow the concoction down my throat seemed to be trying its best to utterly reject the whatever-it-was that I knew I had to digest.
* In the ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion''[=/=]''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' crossover ''Fanfic/SOEAmericanDream'', Mari has some Meals Ready to Eat over on the "American Dream". One {{Omake}} showcases a possible scene where some SHIELD maintenance personnel say they loaded up [=MREs=] [[UpToEleven that were expired by the time of Second Impact]] on the Dream's galley as payback for Mari kicking their asses during her training.
3rd Dec '15 8:23:13 PM BlinxTTS
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* In the ''Literature/{{The Magic School Bus}}'' episode "Inside Ralphie", Raphie's mother gives him some purple-colored medicine that will help him fight his illness. Ralphie abhors the taste of it and says that he doesn't know how something that tastes like grape shoe polish is supposed to help him get better.

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* In the ''Literature/{{The Magic School Bus}}'' episode "Inside Ralphie", Raphie's mother gives him some purple-colored medicine that will help him fight his illness. Ralphie abhors the taste of it and says that he doesn't know how something that tastes like grape shoe polish is supposed to help him get better.
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