History Main / PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo

17th Apr '18 2:13:00 PM margdean56
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** In ''Sparkling Cyanide'', [[spoiler:Iris Marle]] has a narrow escape from death: [[spoiler:her handbag]] falls off the chair while everyone is away dancing, and [[spoiler:a passing waiter who isn't serving this particular table and doesn't know who's sitting where puts it back up on the wrong chair. When Iris return, she naturally goes to the place marked by the handbag. This results in Iris's brother-in-law getting killed and the murderers' plan going awry]]. Later, Anthony Browne demonstrates the mechanics of the accident with non-lethal (if very bad-tasting) substances: sitting in a cafe with two detectives, he lures them away from the table and [[spoiler:moves the inspector's pipe from one cup to another. When the detectives return, one of them suddenly finds sugar in his tea and another finds out he's suddenly drinking coffee]].

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** In ''Sparkling Cyanide'', [[spoiler:Iris Marle]] has a narrow escape from death: [[spoiler:her handbag]] falls off the chair while everyone is away dancing, and [[spoiler:a passing waiter who isn't serving this particular table and doesn't know who's sitting where puts it back up on the wrong chair. When Iris return, returns, she naturally goes to the place marked by the handbag. This results in Iris's brother-in-law getting killed and the murderers' plan going awry]]. Later, Anthony Browne demonstrates the mechanics of the accident with non-lethal (if very bad-tasting) substances: sitting in a cafe café with two detectives, he lures them away from the table and [[spoiler:moves the inspector's pipe from one cup to another. When the detectives return, one of them suddenly finds sugar in his tea and another finds out he's suddenly drinking coffee]].
14th Mar '18 8:32:31 PM Odacon_Spy
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** [[RecycledScript The exact same gag]] was used in an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-4QaAbBKJI early episode]] of ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', with Stuart Minkus in place of Urkel and Shawn as the bully.

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** * The exact same gag as in ''Family Matters'' [[RecycledScript The exact same gag]] was used also used]] in an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-4QaAbBKJI early episode]] of ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', with Stuart Minkus in place of Urkel and Shawn as the bully.



* 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]]'' was of a servant trying to poison his sick master. In one of them, the servant suspiciously suggests they should have drinks together, but and brings in two drink glasses on a rotating tray. But the master quickly catches on quickly and switches starts spinning the glasses tray around repeatedly until the servant loses track of the poisoned one. glass. The servant then decides that they should just have drinks later.
14th Feb '18 12:28:01 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'': In the episode "Stolen Beauty", Trakeena, after sending her MonsterOfTheWeek to Terra Venture to steal the beauty of all women, assumes the guise of a beautiful woman named Tracy and seduces Mike. When they get a drink, she poisons his. Mike drinks it, starts coughing, and collapses. However, it turns out Mike actually saw through the deception because earlier the Monster didn't attack Tracy. So he switched the drinks and only pretended it was working. He then throws the real poisoned drink in the monsters face, distracting the monster long enough for Mike to take back the stolen beauty.
1st Feb '18 6:53:59 AM BeerBaron
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* While not being entirely 100% on the Trope, there is a story in a book in the ''[[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Elder Scrolls]]'' games which recounts the story of a noble man inviting his most trusted followers to a great meal. Most attendees feared that the food was poisoned and thus faked eating it. Once the meal was finished, the lord said that instead of the meal, the cutlery was poisoned, but if attendees who deserved to be poisoned would confess of their wrongdoings against him, they would receive the antidote. [[spoiler:One man admitted consorting behind the lord's back and received the antidote. At this point the lord admitted that the meal and drink were perfectly fine and the "antidote" was actually an incurable deadly poison.]] At the end of the book the writer deduces that the ploy was more to inspire fear into the lord's servants than expose any spies and requests from his employer to be resigned from his position.
** You actually meet the nobleman in question in the expansion pack, ''Tribunal'' - [[DeadlyDecadentCourt King Helseth]].
26th Jan '18 1:03:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Wrestling/TripleH did this with Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon when the latter drugged his water bottle so he would lose consciousness and would have no choice but to join Wrestling/VinceMcMahon’s "[[AssShove Kiss My Ass]]" club. Being GenreSavvy and remembering what happened to Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Triple H got Shane distracted, and switched water bottles, so Shane drank the drugged water instead. Later that night, Triple H pulled a WoundedGazelleGambit on Vince, and acted like he was under the influence of the drugged water. When Shane lost consciousness instead, Triple H got up, and took down Vince with a pedigree.

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* Wrestling/TripleH did this with Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon when the latter drugged his water bottle so he would lose consciousness and would have no choice but to join Wrestling/VinceMcMahon’s "[[AssShove Kiss My Ass]]" club. Being GenreSavvy and remembering Remembering what happened to Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Triple H got Shane distracted, and switched water bottles, so Shane drank the drugged water instead. Later that night, Triple H pulled a WoundedGazelleGambit on Vince, and acted like he was under the influence of the drugged water. When Shane lost consciousness instead, Triple H got up, and took down Vince with a pedigree.
16th Jan '18 1:32:27 AM Cryoclaste
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* OlderThanSteam: Creator/WilliamShakespeare [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples did it]] in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. Specifically, it was done with ''swords''. Laertes cut Hamlet with a poisoned sword in a fencing match, and in the ensuing scuffle Hamlet took Laertes' sword and cut him as well. In the exact same scene, Gertrude (accidentally or not, depending on the director) drinks the poisoned wine Claudius meant to use on Hamlet if the sword trick failed.

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* OlderThanSteam: Creator/WilliamShakespeare [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples did it]] in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. Specifically, it was done with ''swords''. Laertes cut Hamlet with a poisoned sword in a fencing match, and in the ensuing scuffle Hamlet took Laertes' sword and cut him as well. In the exact same scene, Gertrude (accidentally or not, depending on the director) drinks the poisoned wine Claudius meant to use on Hamlet if the sword trick failed.
2nd Jan '18 5:53:55 PM nombretomado
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** In the final HerculePoirot novel, ''Literature/{{Curtain}}'', [[spoiler:20th-century [[Theatre/{{Othello}} Iago]] Stephen Norton has manipulated Barbara Franklin into trying to poison her husband. While everyone else is looking at meteors, Hastings, completely unsuspecting, swivels the table around to get at a book, and Barbara drinks the poisoned coffee.]]

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** In the final HerculePoirot Literature/HerculePoirot novel, ''Literature/{{Curtain}}'', [[spoiler:20th-century [[Theatre/{{Othello}} Iago]] Stephen Norton has manipulated Barbara Franklin into trying to poison her husband. While everyone else is looking at meteors, Hastings, completely unsuspecting, swivels the table around to get at a book, and Barbara drinks the poisoned coffee.]]
2nd Jan '18 4:07:52 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'': Done in "Murder Under Glass", although the actual switch involved a bottle opener that had been used to inject poison into a bottle of wine. The killer watches Columbo sip his wine, and then smugly picks his own glass, only for Columbo to politely inform him that he wouldn't drink that if he was him. Columbo then explains about the switch, and how that glass full of poisoned wine will be enough to convict him.
2nd Jan '18 6:51:58 AM AFreakyDude
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* Wrestling/TripleH did this with Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon when the latter drugged his water bottle so he would lose consciousness and would have no choice but to join Wrestling/VinceMcMahon’s "[[AssShove Kiss My Ass]]" club. Being GenreSavvy and remembering what happened to Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Triple H got Shane distracted, and switched water bottles, so Shane drank the drugged water instead. Later that night, Triple H pulled a WoundedGazelleGambit on Vince, and acted like he was under the influence of the drugged water. When Shane lost consciousness instead, Triple H got up, and took down Vince with a pedigree.
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14th Dec '17 5:38:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''ElChapulinColorado'': In one story, El Chapulin is helping two pirates to defect and a girl offers the Captain a cup of wine while El Chapulin is given a drink from a similar cup. Suspecting the Captain's wine to be poisoned, he and Chapulin keep playing switcheroo behind each other's backs until Chapulin pretends to switch and the Captain ends up drinking a sleeping potion.

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* ''ElChapulinColorado'': ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'': In one story, El Chapulin is helping two pirates to defect and a girl offers the Captain a cup of wine while El Chapulin is given a drink from a similar cup. Suspecting the Captain's wine to be poisoned, he and Chapulin keep playing switcheroo behind each other's backs until Chapulin pretends to switch and the Captain ends up drinking a sleeping potion.
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