History Main / PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo

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]].
16th Apr '17 8:26:01 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'', Obi-Wan and Anakin use TheForce to pull this trick off on a gang of pirates. But then they get knocked out anyway [[AllThereInTheManual between episodes]]. Because the lead pirate's pet sees them and uses a gas to knock out ''everyone''.

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* In an episode of ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', Obi-Wan and Anakin use TheForce to pull this trick off on a gang of pirates. But then they get knocked out anyway [[AllThereInTheManual between episodes]]. Because the lead pirate's pet sees them and uses a gas to knock out ''everyone''.
8th Apr '17 8:57:13 AM jamespolk
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* In the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' adventure ''Literature/AStudyInScarlet'', the killer uses a variant to get revenge on the people who kidnapped his fiancee, [[TechnicalPacifist without directly killing them.]] He corners each victim and produces two pills, forcing the victim to choose one and he agrees to take the other. The twist is that he deliberately has no idea which is poison, but trusts in fate to punish the guilty. This breaks down when one victim refuses to pick (and instead attacks the perpetrator), forcing the killer to stab him.

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* In the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' Literature/SherlockHolmes adventure ''Literature/AStudyInScarlet'', the killer uses a variant to get revenge on the people who kidnapped his fiancee, [[TechnicalPacifist without directly killing them.]] He corners each victim and produces two pills, forcing the victim to choose one and he agrees to take the other. The twist is that he deliberately has no idea which is poison, but trusts in fate to punish the guilty. This breaks down when one victim refuses to pick (and instead attacks the perpetrator), forcing the killer to stab him.



* 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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* ''Literature/SheLoverOfDeath'': Accidentally. The chaos caused by Fandorin attempting to escape from the TrapDoor causes Prospero to dive to the desk and close the hatch--causing the roulette wheel on which the two glasses are poised to spin around. That leads to Prospero drinking the glass of acid that he'd intended Horatio to drink.
3rd Mar '17 9:01:20 PM Odacon_Spy
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** An early episode of ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' had [[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'' had used [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-4QaAbBKJI the exact same gag]], with Stuart Minkus as Urkel and Shawn as the bully.
2nd Mar '17 9:33:21 PM Odacon_Spy
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* A recurring [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZOoKCOWlbs series of sketches]] on ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook The Mitchell And Webb Situation'' was of a servant trying to poison his sick master. In one of them, the servant suggests they should have drinks together, but the master quickly catches on and switches the glasses repeatedly until the servant loses track of the poisoned one. The servant then decides that they should have drinks later.

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* A recurring [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZOoKCOWlbs series of sketches]] on ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook The Mitchell And Webb Situation'' Situation]]'' was of a servant trying to poison his sick master. In one of them, the servant suggests they should have drinks together, but the master quickly catches on and switches the glasses repeatedly until the servant loses track of the poisoned one. The servant then decides that they should have drinks later.
2nd Mar '17 9:32:56 PM Odacon_Spy
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* A recurring [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZOoKCOWlbs series of sketches]] on ''[[Series/TheMitchellAndWebbLook The Mitchell And Webb Situation'' was of a servant trying to poison his sick master. In one of them, the servant suggests they should have drinks together, but the master quickly catches on and switches the glasses repeatedly until the servant loses track of the poisoned one. The servant then decides that they should have drinks later.

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* A recurring [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZOoKCOWlbs series of sketches]] on ''[[Series/TheMitchellAndWebbLook ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook The Mitchell And Webb Situation'' was of a servant trying to poison his sick master. In one of them, the servant suggests they should have drinks together, but the master quickly catches on and switches the glasses repeatedly until the servant loses track of the poisoned one. The servant then decides that they should have drinks later.
2nd Mar '17 9:31:56 PM Odacon_Spy
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* A recurring [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZOoKCOWlbs series of sketches]] on ''[[Series/TheMitchellAndWebbLook The Mitchell And Webb Situation'' was of a servant trying to poison his sick master. In one of them, the servant suggests they should have drinks together, but the master quickly catches on and switches the glasses repeatedly until the servant loses track of the poisoned one. The servant then decides that they should have drinks later.
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