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17th Apr '16 5:46:50 AM Bissek
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Clue}} VCR Mystery Game'': This happens multiple times during the dinner scene. It reaches the point were no one ends up eating anything at dinner as no one is sure what has been poisoned and what hasn't.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Clue}} VCR Mystery Game'': This happens multiple times during the dinner scene. It reaches the point were no one ends up eating anything at dinner as no one is sure what has been poisoned and what hasn't. If one pays close attention, the viewer can find one serving on the table that isn't poisoned, but only because the first person to start serving food served himself before trying to poison everyone else's helpings.
2nd Mar '16 11:24:20 AM FordPrefect
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* A rumor to the origins of toasting is thought to contain this trope. It was more a sign of trust (similar to handing a weapon business end pointed at you to someone) that your drinks could accidentally slosh and mix, and both men would come out of it in good health. Whether it is TruthInTelevision or not is heavily debated.

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* A rumor to the origins of toasting is thought to contain this trope. It was more a sign of trust (similar to handing someone a weapon with the business end pointed at you to someone) yourself) that your drinks could accidentally slosh and mix, and both men would come out of it in good health. Whether it is TruthInTelevision or not is heavily debated.
2nd Mar '16 11:23:50 AM FordPrefect
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* Chespirito has done it as the Chapulin Colorado and in historical or mythical sketches


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** Chespirito has also done it in historical or mythical sketches.
2nd Mar '16 11:20:47 AM FordPrefect
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* In ''Series/PoliceSquad'' a woman poisoned one of two drinks. It worked, but I'm sure she drank the one with the poison with it. This may have been on purpose; after all, ''Series/PoliceSquad'' was famous for never letting a go by without a joke, and packed tons of subtle jokes in-between the over-the-top sight gags.

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* In ''Series/PoliceSquad'' a woman poisoned one of two drinks. It worked, but I'm sure she drank the one with the poison with it. This may have been on purpose; after all, ''Series/PoliceSquad'' was famous for never letting a moment go by without a joke, and packed tons of subtle jokes in-between the over-the-top sight gags.
9th Jan '16 9:17:37 AM Prometheus117
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* Done openly in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': the serial killer has two identical bottles of pills, one poisonous and one completely harmless, and forces his victims at gunpoint to choose one while he takes the other. [[spoiler: Sherlock realizes the gun is fake and is about to simply walk away, but the killer challenges him into playing anyway. However, before they can actually take the pills, Watson shoots him, and we never do find out which was which.]]
** Assuming the killer was telling the truth a variation is created. [[spoiler:No matter how clever Sherlock is he cannot figure out where the poison is because the killer doesn't know and has just been lucky.]] Naturally Sherlock ''doesn't'' believe him and gets sucked in.

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* Done openly in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': the serial killer has two identical bottles of pills, one poisonous and one completely harmless, and forces his victims at gunpoint to choose one while he takes the other. [[spoiler: Sherlock realizes the gun is fake and is about to simply walk away, but the killer challenges him into playing anyway. anyway, playing on Sherlock's [[FatalFlaw curiosity and need to show off his genius]]. However, before they can actually take the pills, Watson shoots him, and we never do find out which was which.which or if even the killer wasn't lying.]]
** Assuming the killer was telling the truth a variation is created. [[spoiler:No matter how clever Sherlock is he cannot figure out where the poison is because the killer doesn't know and has just been lucky.lucky (though he must have divine luck to come out alive after all four previous killings).]] Naturally Sherlock ''doesn't'' believe him and gets sucked in.
4th Jan '16 2:11:34 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in the 1997 ''PrinceValiant'' film. The villain spikes Princess Ilene's goblet with some kind of potion (love potion, sleeping potion... wasn't made clear). Ilene distracts him, switches goblets, and pours candle wax into his goblet. The villain get suspicious and switches them back. He drinks first, and as he chokes on the wax, Ilene escapes.

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* Played with in the 1997 ''PrinceValiant'' ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant'' film. The villain spikes Princess Ilene's goblet with some kind of potion (love potion, sleeping potion... wasn't made clear). Ilene distracts him, switches goblets, and pours candle wax into his goblet. The villain get suspicious and switches them back. He drinks first, and as he chokes on the wax, Ilene escapes.
27th Nov '15 5:12:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''SaturdayNightLive'': Steve Martin, always eager to protect his status as hosting the show more times than anybody else, once did a skit where he attempted to maintain his status by poisoning Tom Hanks before he could tie the record, by slipping poison from his ring into Tom's whiskey. A series of switcharoos took place, before Tom Hanks pulled a fake switcharoo. Steve Martin, now suspecting that, decided to throw out the whiskey and order champagne, which he again poisoned. After another couple switcharoos Tom resolved the issue by punching Steve in the jaw. Only then did Steve find out that this was only Tom Hank's fifteenth time hosting, meaning he was still one short of tying Steve. Both of them felt very foolish.

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* ''SaturdayNightLive'': ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': Steve Martin, always eager to protect his status as hosting the show more times than anybody else, once did a skit where he attempted to maintain his status by poisoning Tom Hanks before he could tie the record, by slipping poison from his ring into Tom's whiskey. A series of switcharoos took place, before Tom Hanks pulled a fake switcharoo. Steve Martin, now suspecting that, decided to throw out the whiskey and order champagne, which he again poisoned. After another couple switcharoos Tom resolved the issue by punching Steve in the jaw. Only then did Steve find out that this was only Tom Hank's fifteenth time hosting, meaning he was still one short of tying Steve. Both of them felt very foolish.
22nd Nov '15 10:56:44 AM nombretomado
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* ''FoxTrot'' had a variation with salt in milk, between Jason and Peter with multiple switches and some alleged fake switches, culminating in the line "We're trying to figure out which of us should be throwing up right now." Turned out Paige had somehow gotten the salt.
* A ''{{Garfield}}'' strip has Jon Arbuckle suggesting that he and his date drink from each other's glasses... on the grounds that his last date tried to poison him.

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* ''FoxTrot'' ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' had a variation with salt in milk, between Jason and Peter with multiple switches and some alleged fake switches, culminating in the line "We're trying to figure out which of us should be throwing up right now." Turned out Paige had somehow gotten the salt.
* A ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip has Jon Arbuckle suggesting that he and his date drink from each other's glasses... on the grounds that his last date tried to poison him.
12th Nov '15 6:56:52 PM nombretomado
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* In RobinHobb's ''Literature/{{Farseer}}'' trilogy, [=FitzChivalry=] ostensibly poisons his "victim"'s glass, and gives him his own. He later takes a few sips of that unpoisoned glass, before noticing, a little too late, that [[spoiler:the ''bottle'' had been poisoned by the EvilPrince. He barely survives, the victim doesn't]].

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* In RobinHobb's Creator/RobinHobb's ''Literature/{{Farseer}}'' trilogy, [=FitzChivalry=] ostensibly poisons his "victim"'s glass, and gives him his own. He later takes a few sips of that unpoisoned glass, before noticing, a little too late, that [[spoiler:the ''bottle'' had been poisoned by the EvilPrince. He barely survives, the victim doesn't]].
8th Nov '15 8:21:05 PM nombretomado
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* Unintentionally ([[AmbiguousSituation probably]]) occurs in the movie of ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', where it turns out that [[spoiler:Akio]] [[SlippingAMickey slipped a drug into]] [[spoiler:his sister Anthy's]] drink, and when he thought she was unconscious proceeded to rape her, only to realize later that she was awake the entire time. He responds by [[spoiler:stabbing her, and then falling out the window to his death]] due to losing his coordination from the effects of the drug.

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* Unintentionally ([[AmbiguousSituation probably]]) occurs in the movie of ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', where it turns out that [[spoiler:Akio]] [[SlippingAMickey slipped a drug into]] [[spoiler:his sister Anthy's]] drink, and when he thought she was unconscious proceeded to rape her, only to realize later that she was awake the entire time. He responds by [[spoiler:stabbing her, and then falling out the window to his death]] due to losing his coordination from the effects of the drug.
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