History Main / PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo

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.
11th Feb '17 3:53:27 PM HawkbitAlpha
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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' features a subversion. After going through a long IKnowYouKnowIKnow, Vizzini [[LookOverThere distracts]] the Man In Black and switches the goblets, then carefully waits for his opponent to drink first (since presumably the Man In Black would try to weasel out of drinking if he thought he was about to drink from the poisoned cup). Turns out the Man In Black [[TakeAThirdOption poisoned]] ''[[TakeAThirdOption both]]'' [[TakeAThirdOption chalices]], revealing to Buttercup afterward that [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity he had built up a tolerance to the poison used]]. Ironically, ''both'' sides of his IKnowYouKnowIKnow were correct -- "I cannot choose the wine in front of you" and "I cannot choose the wine in front of me" -- even though he was only using them to fish for a reaction.

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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' features a subversion. After going through a long IKnowYouKnowIKnow, Vizzini [[LookOverThere distracts]] the Man In Black and switches the goblets, then carefully waits for his opponent to drink first (since presumably the Man In Black would try to weasel out of drinking if he thought he was about to drink from the poisoned cup). Turns out the Man In Black [[TakeAThirdOption [[XanatosGambit poisoned]] ''[[TakeAThirdOption ''[[XanatosGambit both]]'' [[TakeAThirdOption [[XanatosGambit chalices]], revealing to Buttercup afterward that [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity he had built up a tolerance to the poison used]]. Ironically, ''both'' sides of his IKnowYouKnowIKnow were correct -- "I cannot choose the wine in front of you" and "I cannot choose the wine in front of me" -- even though he was only using them to fish for a reaction.
26th Jan '17 10:58:59 AM EspyPsyche
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* Rapists like to add drugs, commonly called "roofies", to an unsuspecting victim's drink to facilitate the rape. This trope occurs when someone notices the attempt (either the victim or a bystander) and swaps the drinks, causing the rapist to drug himself accidentally. When this occurs, the rape is prevented, and most people hail the person who swapped the drinks as a hero.
14th Jan '17 10:37:23 AM Daeolus
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* A variation occurred in ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. Shawn and Cory decide to mess with Minkus's meal by placing a ton of salt and a huge amount of cream sauce inside Minkus's burger while he left the table. Minkus was apparently perceptive enough to suspect that the did it when he returned to the table, and then told them to look elsewhere while he lifted the plates up and down. Cory and Shawn likewise suspect he switched the plates, and do the same method to get it back to him, only to realize that Minkus had in fact faked them out, and that they ended up getting the messed with meal that was intended to be for Minkus.
20th Nov '16 8:04:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Nation}}'', by Creator/TerryPratchett: Half-averted, half-subverted. In order to prevent two men from killing the islanders (and after they had already killed one), Daphne gets them alone and poisons them with undiluted beer. Foxlip, the one who had killed, does ''not'' switch the cups as per the trope, instead having Daphne mix the drinks together so they all get the same. Like ''Princess Bride'', all the cups were poisoned. Unlike ''Princess Bride'', it wasn't that Daphne was immune so much as understood the trick to make the beer safe: Spitting into the beer to neutralize the poison, and singing the ritual beer song to count time it takes to work. Daphne did this right in front of the men and asked they do it too, knowing that they would never partake in "pagan mumbo jumbo." As a result, Foxlip drank and died. The other man survived only because of continued suspicion but was sent running soon after.

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* ''{{Nation}}'', ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', by Creator/TerryPratchett: Half-averted, half-subverted. In order to prevent two men from killing the islanders (and after they had already killed one), Daphne gets them alone and poisons them with undiluted beer. Foxlip, the one who had killed, does ''not'' switch the cups as per the trope, instead having Daphne mix the drinks together so they all get the same. Like ''Princess Bride'', all the cups were poisoned. Unlike ''Princess Bride'', it wasn't that Daphne was immune so much as understood the trick to make the beer safe: Spitting into the beer to neutralize the poison, and singing the ritual beer song to count time it takes to work. Daphne did this right in front of the men and asked they do it too, knowing that they would never partake in "pagan mumbo jumbo." As a result, Foxlip drank and died. The other man survived only because of continued suspicion but was sent running soon after.
12th Nov '16 12:02:51 PM zarpaulus
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* Done with notebooks instead of drinks, but the final GambitPileup in ''Manga/DeathNote'' has a certain resemblance. Near proposed meeting Light and his team on a certain date and Light ordered his minion Mikami to meet them there and kill everyone in the room but him using his [[RealityWritingBook Death Note]]. [[spoiler: Near expected this and replaced all the pages in the Death Note for that date and afterwards with ordinary paper, but Light had expected that and told Mikami to make a fake notebook and write in it where Near's agents could see him while Kiyomi wrote the names of the criminals he would normally kill on scraps of Death Note paper. But then Kiyomi got kidnapped by Mello and Mikami panicked and got the real Death Note out to dispose of her before she could reveal them all, allowing Near's people to find the real notebook and then replace it with another forgery. Then on the day of the meeting Mikami brought Near's fake thinking it was the real one and wrote in the names of everyone at the meeting except Light's, but since it was a fake they didn't die and he was caught and the fact that Light's name wasn't in the Death Note proved that he was Kira.]]
17th Oct '16 1:11:44 PM DavidCowie
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* ''Film/TheSurvivalist'' has a variation: the poisoner gives the poison to the person that they intended, but the victim is probably not who the audience were expecting. [[spoiler: Kathryn wants to kill The Survivalist and take over his patch. Her daughter Milja says that she will cook a meal with poison mushrooms. No one swaps their dishes around when the meal is eaten, but we find out that Milja gave the poison to Kathryn. ]]
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