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1st May '18 9:45:42 PM Lightning4119
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* One episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' has Hawkeye and BJ pretend to be drunk while talking loudly about a valuable tape recorder to bait the thief in camp into making a move on it.
-->'''Hawkeye''': I think we've made an important medical discovery. If you fake being drunk long enough, you get a real hangover.
26th Apr '18 9:35:28 PM BoukenDutch
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* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': In "De Raap van Rubens", while [[TimeTravel in the year 1620]], Lambik is ambushed by 3 robbers and quickly hides in a wine barrel to escape them. When this fails because the robbers keep searching for him, he emerges from the barrel, seemingly drunk. However, that is just an act to make the robbers drop their guard, and when they get close enough he knocks them out cold.
3rd Apr '18 6:59:30 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GoneWithTheWind'', Rhett Butler, Ashley Wilkes, and Dr. Meade fake being drunk in order to disguise the fact that Ashley has been shot while engaged in an act of vigilantism against the men who attacked Scarlett O'Hara Kennedy.

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* In ''GoneWithTheWind'', ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'', Rhett Butler, Ashley Wilkes, and Dr. Meade fake being drunk in order to disguise the fact that Ashley has been shot while engaged in an act of vigilantism against the men who attacked Scarlett O'Hara Kennedy.
6th Mar '18 4:29:31 PM TheCuza
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** Jimmy and Marco's favourite scam to pull together involves Jimmy and the mark encountering Marco pretending to be passing out drunk in an alley. Jimmy convinces the mark to rob him, telling the mark to take his wallet (containing a couple hundred bucks) while Jimmy helps himself to the nice Rolex watch Marco is wearing. The mark then offers to give Jimmy the wallet plus some of their own money in exchange for the supposedly much more valuable watch, which is really just a worthless fake.
14th Feb '18 12:18:47 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak'': When Henk and Igor are trying to help Alfred, Ollie, Colonel Rangpang and Sir Poen escape from the National Crows Party headquarters, a pair of Crows party soldiers approach them. Henk quickly pretends to be drunk in order to avoid suspicion and to distract the two from noticing Igor. It works, and earns him a loud applause from the others once the coast is clear.
4th Feb '18 9:19:57 AM Nadim
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* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' - Marian, who can drink a huge Himalayan under the table, plays drunk with Belloq long enough to (try to) make a break for it.

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* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' - Marian, Marion, who can drink a huge Himalayan under the table, plays drunk with Belloq long enough to (try to) make a break for it.
6th Jan '18 5:28:23 PM nombretomado
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* The trope came into play during the JakeRoberts vs. JerryLawler feud of 1996. Background: Roberts returned to the World Wrestling Federation in 1996, using a reformed Christian persona who has quit the bottle, playing off his real-life experiences. Lawler then a shameless heel played on Roberts' past, claiming that he was a "drunk" and was appearing at wrestling events under the influence. On an episode of ''WWF Monday Night RAW'', Lawler cut a mean-spirited promo in the ring mocking Roberts and alcoholics in general, when an "intoxicated" Roberts staggered to the ring with a whiskey bottle; however, the crowd and Lawler, immediately after getting sucker-kicked and DDT'ed quickly realized it was a ruse to catch Lawler off guard and give him his comeuppance. (Roberts then poured whiskey in Lawler's face to further embarrass him.)

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* The trope came into play during the JakeRoberts Wrestling/JakeRoberts vs. JerryLawler Wrestling/JerryLawler feud of 1996. Background: Roberts returned to the World Wrestling Federation in 1996, using a reformed Christian persona who has quit the bottle, playing off his real-life experiences. Lawler then a shameless heel played on Roberts' past, claiming that he was a "drunk" and was appearing at wrestling events under the influence. On an episode of ''WWF Monday Night RAW'', Lawler cut a mean-spirited promo in the ring mocking Roberts and alcoholics in general, when an "intoxicated" Roberts staggered to the ring with a whiskey bottle; however, the crowd and Lawler, immediately after getting sucker-kicked and DDT'ed quickly realized it was a ruse to catch Lawler off guard and give him his comeuppance. (Roberts then poured whiskey in Lawler's face to further embarrass him.)
25th Oct '17 3:16:27 AM RedScharlach
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* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Stein pretends to be drunk to trap Medusa. Unfortunatly even though he gets her to admit she's a witch, he's too late to stop her putting her plan into action.

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* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Stein pretends to be drunk to trap Medusa. Unfortunatly Unfortunately, even though he gets her to admit she's a witch, he's too late to stop her putting her plan into action.



* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] does this as part of his [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob public persona]]. Most people don't realize that the drinks in his glass are either [[FrothyMugsOfWater non-alcoholic beverages that look like alcoholic ones to a casual glance]] (When he's drinking at home) or [[DiscreetDrinkDisposal poured into the nearest potted plant]] (when he's drinking elsewhere).

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* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] does this as part of his [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob public persona]]. Most people don't realize that the drinks in his glass are either [[FrothyMugsOfWater non-alcoholic beverages that look like alcoholic ones to a casual glance]] (When gaze]] (when he's drinking at home) or [[DiscreetDrinkDisposal poured into the nearest potted plant]] (when he's drinking elsewhere).



* Bruce Wayne does this in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', he fakes being drunk as an excuse to insult all of his party guests and shoo them out of his house (thus preventing them getting killed). When Wayne Manor is torched in the ensuing battle, the next day the papers read: [[HeroWithBadPublicity Drunken Billionaire Burns Down Home]].

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* Bruce Wayne does this in In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', he Bruce Wayne fakes being drunk as an excuse to insult all of his party guests and shoo them out of his house (thus preventing them getting killed). When Wayne Manor is torched in the ensuing battle, the next day the papers read: [[HeroWithBadPublicity read "[[HeroWithBadPublicity Drunken Billionaire Burns Down Home]].Home]]".



* In ''Film/{{Grownups 2}}'', Lenny Eeic Kurt and Marcus pretend to get drunk to hang out with a frat gang.

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* In ''Film/{{Grownups 2}}'', Lenny Eeic Lenny, Eric, Kurt and Marcus pretend to get drunk to hang out with a frat gang.



* In an episode of ''Series/BlakesSeven '', Vila pretends to be drunk so he can make a suggestion on how to fix the current problem (atmosphere leaking out of a hole in the hull) in the form of a rambling remeniscence, but not be called on to undertake the repair himself (because you couldn't give such a dangerous task to someone who was obviously drunk).

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* In an episode of ''Series/BlakesSeven '', Vila pretends to be drunk so he can make a suggestion on how to fix the current problem (atmosphere (the ship's atmosphere leaking out of a hole in the hull) in the form of a rambling remeniscence, reminiscence, but not be avoid being called on to undertake the repair himself (because you couldn't give such a dangerous task to someone who was obviously drunk).



* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Possibly Tyrion Lannister during his wedding; it's difficult to tell as he's [[DrowningMySorrows quite drunk already]] but after Tyrion threatens to cut King Joffrey's balls off, his father Lord Tywin calls attention to his drunkeness as a JustJokingJustification. Tyrion agrees, then grabs his newly-wed and staggers off, crashing into various bits of furniture and talking loudly of how he once [[TooMuchInformation threw up on a girl during sex]].

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Possibly Tyrion Lannister during his wedding; it's difficult to tell as he's [[DrowningMySorrows quite drunk already]] but after Tyrion threatens to cut King Joffrey's balls off, his father Lord Tywin calls attention to his drunkeness drunkenness as a JustJokingJustification. Tyrion agrees, then grabs his newly-wed and staggers off, crashing into various bits of furniture and talking loudly of how he once [[TooMuchInformation threw up on a girl during sex]].



* Claire Bennet from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has NighInvulnerability, which extends to her liver. In one scene she is in a DrinkingContest, and wins because she was only pretending that the drink was affecting her. Although she did wait until her father Nathan had gotten completely blitzed on tequila in the ''first'' drinking contest of the episode before stepping up. Swell kid you got there.

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* Claire Bennet from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has NighInvulnerability, which extends to her liver. In one scene she is in a DrinkingContest, and wins because she was only pretending that the drink was affecting her. Although she did wait until her father Nathan had gotten completely blitzed on tequila in the ''first'' drinking contest of the episode before stepping up. Swell kid you got there.



* The trope came into play during the JakeRoberts vs. JerryLawler feud of 1996. Background: Roberts returned to the World Wrestling Federation in 1996, using a reformed Christian persona who has quit the bottle, playing off his real-life experiences. Lawler then a shameless heel played on Roberts' past, claiming that he was a "drunk" and was appearing at wrestling events under the influence. On an episode of ''WWF Monday Night RAW'', Lawler cut a mean-spirited promo in the ring mocking Roberts and alcoholics in general, when an "intoxicated" Roberts staggered to the ring with a whiskey bottle; however, the crowd and Lawler, immediately after getting sucker-kicked and DDT'ed quickly realized it was a ruse to catch Lawler off guard and give him his comeuppance. (Roberts then poured whiskey in Lawler's face to further embarass him.)

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* The trope came into play during the JakeRoberts vs. JerryLawler feud of 1996. Background: Roberts returned to the World Wrestling Federation in 1996, using a reformed Christian persona who has quit the bottle, playing off his real-life experiences. Lawler then a shameless heel played on Roberts' past, claiming that he was a "drunk" and was appearing at wrestling events under the influence. On an episode of ''WWF Monday Night RAW'', Lawler cut a mean-spirited promo in the ring mocking Roberts and alcoholics in general, when an "intoxicated" Roberts staggered to the ring with a whiskey bottle; however, the crowd and Lawler, immediately after getting sucker-kicked and DDT'ed quickly realized it was a ruse to catch Lawler off guard and give him his comeuppance. (Roberts then poured whiskey in Lawler's face to further embarass embarrass him.)



* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' module T1 ''The Village of Hommlet''. Elmo the ranger acts inebriated, but is only pretending in order to get other people to underestimate him.

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* The In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' module T1 ''The Village of Hommlet''. Hommlet'', Elmo the ranger acts inebriated, but is only pretending in order to get other people to underestimate him.



* That famous joke (or urban legend, or story, or whatever) about the cop watching a bar who spots an obviously-drunk guy getting into a car, pulls him over, and finds out he's totally sober- it turns out it was his turn to be the decoy.

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* That famous joke (or urban legend, or story, or whatever) about the cop watching a bar who spots an obviously-drunk guy getting into a car, pulls him over, and finds out he's totally sober- sober -- it turns out it was his turn to be the decoy.
28th Jun '17 11:20:53 PM PaulA
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* In ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'', Creator/BradPitt's character pretends to be drunk and wanders into a room full of targets, asking for a round of poker. He sits down and plays cards with them, tricking them into letting their guards down and eventually shooting them all to death.
** He then checks the other players' cards and collects his "winnings".
** Pitt also plays drunk in ''Film/SpyGame'' (complete with VomitIndiscretionShot) to throw suspicion off him and the asset he's trying to get across the border ([[spoiler:or so he thinks]]).

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* In ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'', Creator/BradPitt's character pretends to be drunk and wanders into a room full of targets, asking for a round of poker. He sits down and plays cards with them, tricking them into letting their guards down and eventually shooting them all to death.
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death. He then checks the other players' cards and collects his "winnings".
** * Pitt also plays drunk in ''Film/SpyGame'' (complete with VomitIndiscretionShot) to throw suspicion off him and the asset he's trying to get across the border ([[spoiler:or so he thinks]]).
1st May '17 3:09:01 AM Nadim
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*In ''Film/{{Grownups 2}}'', Lenny Eeic Kurt and Marcus pretend to get drunk to hang out with a frat gang.


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*''Series/{{Chuck}}'': In the episode "Chuck vs the Balcony", Sarah plays drunk to knock out a couple of mooks in a wine cellar.


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*''Series/{{How I Met Your Mother}}'': Barney's father Jerome pretends to be drunk to get back at Barney for trying to get him to be his crazy old self again.
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