History Main / PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo

30th Aug '17 1:45:37 PM NotThisThing
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** Also in ''Curtain'', [[spoiler:Poirot tells Norton that he plans to kill him. Both are drinking hot chocolate, and Norton asks to swap cups. Poirot agrees, but he had dosed the pot of chocolate with sleeping tablets he had been taking for a long time (and thus developed a mild immunity to). Norton falls asleep, and Poirot later kills him.]]

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** Also in ''Curtain'', [[spoiler:Poirot tells Norton that he plans to kill him. Both are drinking hot chocolate, and Norton asks to swap cups. Poirot agrees, but he had dosed the pot of chocolate with sleeping tablets he had been taking for a long time (and thus [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity developed a mild immunity to).to]]). Norton falls asleep, and Poirot later kills him.]]
30th Aug '17 1:44:54 PM NotThisThing
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** Also in ''Curtain'', [[spoiler:Poirot tells Norton that he plans to kill him. Both are drinking hot chocolate, and Norton asks to swap cups. Poirot agrees, but he had dosed the pot of chocolate with sleeping tablets he had been taking for a long time (and thus developed a mild immunity to). Norton falls asleep, and Poirot later kills him.]]
30th Aug '17 6:57:26 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''ComicBook/ButtonMan'': Harry agrees to let the person he is there to kill pour them both a drink, clearly expecting his drink to contain a sedative. So he switches the drinks and the other guy "accidentally" spills his, confirming Harry's suspicions. Then it turns out that both drinks were drugged, and the poisoner just spilled the drink to fool Harry into thinking the other one was safe.

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** ''ComicBook/ButtonMan'': Harry agrees to let the person he is there to kill pour them both a drink, clearly expecting his drink to contain a sedative. So he switches the drinks and the other guy "accidentally" spills his, confirming Harry's suspicions. Then it turns out that both drinks were drugged, and the poisoner just spilled the drink to fool Harry into thinking the other one was safe. Of course [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity he's also immune to his own drug]].
30th Aug '17 6:22:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/NikolaiDante'': [[PlayingWithATrope Played With]]. Nikolai and his half-sister Anastasia, who typically kills people by poisoning them are having a drink together. Nikolai's crest warns him that his glass may be poisoned, so he makes an obvious effort to switch the glasses, at which point Anastasia remarks that, as an experienced poisoner, she would expect a wary individual to try and switch glasses, so she would logically poison her own glass, instead. Then, when Dante switches glasses ''again'', she remarks that since she's immune to her own poison, anyway, she would logically poison both glasses.

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* ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'':
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''ComicBook/NikolaiDante'': [[PlayingWithATrope Played With]]. Nikolai and his half-sister Anastasia, who typically kills people by poisoning them are having a drink together. Nikolai's crest warns him that his glass may be poisoned, so he makes an obvious effort to switch the glasses, at which point Anastasia remarks that, as an experienced poisoner, she would expect a wary individual to try and switch glasses, so she would logically poison her own glass, instead. Then, when Dante switches glasses ''again'', she remarks that since she's immune to her own poison, anyway, she would logically poison both glasses.glasses.
** ''ComicBook/ButtonMan'': Harry agrees to let the person he is there to kill pour them both a drink, clearly expecting his drink to contain a sedative. So he switches the drinks and the other guy "accidentally" spills his, confirming Harry's suspicions. Then it turns out that both drinks were drugged, and the poisoner just spilled the drink to fool Harry into thinking the other one was safe.
18th Aug '17 12:01:55 PM FordPrefect
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* The [[Film/TheThreeMusketeers2011 2011 version of ''The Three Musketeers'']] has a variation where it's the chalice themselves that were poisoned.

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* The [[Film/TheThreeMusketeers2011 2011 version of ''The Three Musketeers'']] has a variation where it's the chalice chalices themselves that were poisoned.
23rd Jul '17 6:55:10 AM Odacon_Spy
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** An early episode of ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' used [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-4QaAbBKJI the exact same gag]], with Stuart Minkus as Urkel and Shawn as the bully.

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** An early episode of ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' [[RecycledScript The exact same gag]] was used in an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-4QaAbBKJI the exact same gag]], early episode]] of ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', with Stuart Minkus as in place of Urkel and Shawn as the bully.
21st Jun '17 3:56:10 PM StarTropes
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Two enemies are sharing a drink and one of the glasses contains poison. At ''least'' one of them will attempt to poison the other by switching glasses while the other's back is turned. Common joke is either that someone poisons a chalice, then they get switched over, or someone [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow knows he's got a poisoned drink]], and tries to find a chance to [[DiscreetDrinkDisposal dispose of it without being obvious]], or pretending to swap the glasses, waiting for the enemy to really swap them and drink. A common trick (most famously seen in ''Film/ThePrincessBride'') is to poison both drinks.

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Two enemies are sharing a drink and one of the glasses contains poison. At ''least'' one of them will attempt to poison the other by switching glasses while the other's back is turned. Common joke is either that someone poisons a chalice, then they get switched over, or someone [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow knows he's got a poisoned drink]], and tries to find a chance to [[DiscreetDrinkDisposal dispose of it without being obvious]], or pretending to swap the glasses, waiting for the enemy to really swap them and drink. A common trick (most famously seen in ''Film/ThePrincessBride'') is to poison both drinks.
drinks with a substance that [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity one is already immune to]].
31st May '17 11:31:11 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuest2015'' Episode 1, the final challenge is a battle of wits against Graham's fellow Knight candidate Manny, playing a chess-like game with the added caveat of three goblets of raisin juice, one of which has been drugged with a TruthSerum-like potion. Subverted in that while you ''can'' switch the goblets, it doesn't do any good; you'll always end up drinking the potion. The real solution is to use the recoloring potion you got earlier in the game to mark the poisoned goblet (turning the raisin juice orange, [[FailedASpotCheck which Manny somehow fails to notice]]). This is just one of many {{Actor Allusion}}s to ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', since Manny is voiced by Wallace Shawn.
16th May '17 5:38:14 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheTwoRonnies'' serial "Done To Death," the two detectives suspect [[FemmeFatale Blanche]] has poisoned their food. They both make several attempts to change their plates with hers; in the end, they both think they've succeeded and start eating, only for Blanche to remark innocently that she's got her original plate back. [[spoiler:Fortunately, the food wasn't poisoned in the first place.]]

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* In ''TheTwoRonnies'' ''Series/TheTwoRonnies'' serial "Done To Death," the two detectives suspect [[FemmeFatale Blanche]] has poisoned their food. They both make several attempts to change their plates with hers; in the end, they both think they've succeeded and start eating, only for Blanche to remark innocently that she's got her original plate back. [[spoiler:Fortunately, the food wasn't poisoned in the first place.]]
25th Apr '17 12:12:35 AM Vios
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* In the Creator/AgathaChristie short story "Accident
', a man suspects a woman of being a murderer. Before he can be certain, he must take a drink she offers him. He waits for her to drink first; she hesitates before pouring her drink into a plant. Confident he's beaten the switcheroo, he drinks from his vessel [[spoiler:and promptly dies]].

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* In the Creator/AgathaChristie short story "Accident
',
"Accident", a man suspects a woman of being a murderer. Before he can be certain, he must take a drink she offers him. He waits for her to drink first; she hesitates before pouring her drink into a plant. Confident he's beaten the switcheroo, he drinks from his vessel [[spoiler:and promptly dies]].
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