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5th Mar '16 2:35:02 PM JBK405
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* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'': In a flashback, Mike pretends to be drunk as part of a BatmanGambit, hoping that [[spoiler:the two {{Dirty Cop}}s who killed his son]] would offer him a ride home. During the ride, he "drunkenly" rants that he knows [[spoiler:the two of them killed his son and that he doesn't know how, but he's going to prove it]]. Just as planned, [[spoiler:they drive him to a secluded area so they can kill him, and take his gun from him so he can't fight back. What they didn't know is that he broke into the car hours ago and hid a ''second'' gun, which he uses to kill both of them]].

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* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'': In a flashback, Mike pretends to be drunk as part of a BatmanGambit, hoping that [[spoiler:the complex BatmanGambit to [[spoiler:kill the two {{Dirty Cop}}s who killed his son]] would offer him a ride home. During the ride, he "drunkenly" rants that he knows [[spoiler:the two of son. Mike drunkenly accuses them killed of the murder of his son and while they were in the bar, then continues to act drunk so that he doesn't know how, but he's going they will "helpfully" offer to prove it]]. Just as planned, [[spoiler:they drive him home as part of ''their'' plan to drive to a secluded area so they can kill him, and take his gun from him so he can't fight back. What they didn't know is that he broke to execute him. Unbeknownst to them, the episode had earlier shown Mike breaking into their patrol car and stashing a gun in the car hours ago and hid a ''second'' gun, which he uses seats, allowing him to kill them both after they had already taken care of them]].getting away from bystanders and witnesses]].
29th Feb '16 10:11:54 AM JBK405
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* In ''Series/BurnNotice'', pretending to ''get'' drunk is one of the spy skills Michael has cultivated (the trick is to order a lot of ice in your drinks, leaving less space for alcohol, spill them a lot, and re-order before they're all the way gone). He's also played the trope straighter on occasion, when he needs a distraction.

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* In ''Series/BurnNotice'', pretending Michael points out that appearing to ''get'' be drunk is one of the spy skills Michael has cultivated (the trick is to order a lot of ice in your drinks, leaving less space very effective tool for alcohol, spill them a lot, and re-order before they're all the way gone). He's also played the trope straighter on occasion, numerous different types of operations. Once, when he needs a distraction.to be seen ''getting'' drunk instead of just showing up already-drunk, he explains the three simple steps he uses to make it seem like he is drinking more than he is: 1) Order drinks with lots of ice, lowering the total amount of alcohol present. 2) Order refills before you have finished your drink. 3) Spill.
28th Feb '16 5:09:46 PM jormis29
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* In TheWalkingDead Rick has Glenn do this to [[spoiler:help him steal back the weapons the group had to put in storage when they arrived in Alexandria.]]

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* In TheWalkingDead ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'', Rick has Glenn do this to [[spoiler:help him steal back the weapons the group had to put in storage when they arrived in Alexandria.]]
5th Jan '16 2:30:11 AM TheCuza
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* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'': In a flashback, Mike pretends to be drunk as part of a BatmanGambit, hoping that [[spoiler:the two {{Dirty Cop}}s who killed his son]] would offer him a ride home. During the ride, he "drunkenly" rants that he knows [[spoiler:the two of them killed his son and that he doesn't know how, but he's going to prove it]]. Just as planned, [[spoiler:they drive him to a secluded area so they can kill him, and take his gun from him so he can't fight back. What they didn't know is that he broke into the car hours ago and hid a ''second'' gun, which he uses to kill both of them]].
3rd Jan '16 11:04:29 AM nombretomado
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* In ''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 ''SoulEater'', ''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.
14th Oct '15 5:16:57 PM Katsuhagi
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* Kiel'ndia from ''{{Drowtales}}'' [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=1376 gets directly told she's baked]] on [[AlienCatnip chocolate]] after she gets caught somewhere she shouldn't be. It works in part because even sober that's just [[CloudCuckooLander how Kiel acts]].

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* Kiel'ndia from ''{{Drowtales}}'' [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=1376 gets directly told she's baked]] on [[AlienCatnip chocolate]] after she gets caught somewhere she shouldn't be.be and plays along. It works in part because even sober that's just [[CloudCuckooLander how Kiel acts]].
1st Sep '15 9:08:09 AM Katsuhagi
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Compare FakeHigh, where the character thinks they're drunk or high when they're not.

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Compare FakeHigh, where the character thinks they're drunk or high when they're not. MistakenForJunkie is a related trope where someone is incorrectly thought to be on drugs.
1st Sep '15 9:07:08 AM Katsuhagi
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* Kiel'ndia from ''{{Drowtales}}'' [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=1376 gets directly told she's baked]] on [[AlienCatnip chocolate]] after she gets caught somewhere she shouldn't be. It works in part because even sober that's just [[CloudCuckooLander how Kiel acts]].
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14th May '15 2:15:39 AM Andyroid
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-->'''Vimes''': When we find the man responsible, somewhere at the top of the charge sheet is going to be Forcing Commander Vimes To Tip a Whole Bottle of Single Malt On The Carpet. That's a hanging offence.

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-->'''Vimes''': --->'''Vimes''': When we find the man responsible, somewhere at the top of the charge sheet is going to be Forcing Commander Vimes To Tip a Whole Bottle of Single Malt On The Carpet. That's a hanging offence.
13th May '15 4:14:22 PM Andyroid
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