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21st Mar '17 10:54:06 AM emeriin
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* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'': The Critic is a complete and utter lightweight, but still drinks a lot. Malcolm, Tamara, and Rachel (the characters) all spend their off-time getting hammered as well. Even Santa Christ has been lampshaded to have drinking issues.

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* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'': The Critic is a complete and utter lightweight, but still drinks a lot. Malcolm, Tamara, and Rachel (the characters) all spend their off-time getting hammered as well. Even Santa Christ has been lampshaded to have drinking issues.issues, while mother and daughter Aunt Despair and Hyper admit they're always drunk.
12th Mar '17 9:54:39 PM CaptEquinox
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* ''Film/TheLostWeekend'' (1944) is possibly the first Hollywood film to treat the main character's alcoholism in anything resembling a realistic way.

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* ''Film/TheLostWeekend'' (1944) is possibly the first Hollywood film to treat the main character's alcoholism in anything resembling a realistic way. It was initially supposed to be about a man who took to drink after realizing he is ''gay'', but had to be {{Bowdlerize}}d.


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* In Lawrence Block's thriller ''Literature/ArielBlock'', David, Ariel's father, is a functioning one of these. His portrayal is partly based on Block's own.
10th Mar '17 9:03:50 PM Pichu-kun
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/22546/drop-of-moonshine Drop of Moonshine]]'' is comedic however the backstory behind it is not. After banishing her sister to the moon Celestia began [[DrowningTheirSorrows drinking the pain away]] to the point where she could barely function as princess. This led to ponies stopping the production of alcohol so that the princess would be forced to go cold turkey. Eventually Celestia straight up banned alcohol (and thus modern ponies don't know what alcohol or being drunk is). Celestia has been sober for over 900 years, though when Luna starts making moonshine she picks up on drinking again (albeit for fun). This leads to alcohol being legalized again in Equestria and reintroduced into society.
8th Mar '17 5:57:12 AM RobTan
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** In fact, all the denizens of Moe's have a problem to some extent. In one episode, when Homer goes to the bar on Sunday to invite his friends to a party on Mr Burns' yacht, he finds them patiently waiting for the sunbeam through the window to reach a chalk mark on the floor that indicates the time alcohol can legally be sold. As they are sailing out towards international waters, Moe has to fight the barflies off with a whip as they try to reach the beer keg Homer bought, and when Lenny receives rubbing alcohol for his wounds, he immediately begins chugging it.
1st Mar '17 3:35:39 PM IvanColdtear
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* Downplayed, but in ''AudioPlay/{{Starboard}}'' its implied by [[RobotMaid Chauncy]] that [[TheDandy Reginald's]] main vice when he was a duke was brandy, and indeed he starts the first episode severely hungover.
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22nd Feb '17 7:25:11 PM Titus88
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* Everyone from ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', so much so that when one of the characters thinks to put boxed wine in soda cans for public consumption, everyone thinks it's a ''[[PlayedForLaughs great idea]]''. A later episode had them quarantined without alcohol, eventually realising they were going into alcohol withdrawal.

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* Everyone from ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', so much so that when one of the characters thinks to put boxed wine in soda cans for public consumption, everyone thinks it's a ''[[PlayedForLaughs great idea]]''. A later episode had them quarantined without alcohol, eventually realising they were going into alcohol withdrawal. An even later episode has Mac suggest that they drink mouthwash while on a dry cruise "to stave off the shakes".
22nd Feb '17 10:35:45 AM jccw227
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* Bung, the court jester from ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' is frequently seen drunk.
21st Feb '17 12:31:36 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Skid in ''Film/SwingHighSwingLow''. He's okay when he's with Maggie, but once she's gone, he's completely lost in drink.
1st Feb '17 12:38:02 PM AgentS7
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* Both [[BigBad Dr. Luis]] and [[TheHero Alex]] of ''Videogame/SouthOfReal'' are implied to have troubles with alcohol. While Alex wants to drink on the job in the face of an impending CosmicHorror apocalypse, Dr. Luis seems to be trying to drink away his sorrows.[[spoiler:..and the [[KnightTemplar things he's done]]. The habit must run in the family.]]
31st Jan '17 7:12:25 PM kazokuhouou
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* The entire band Dethklok in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', but particularly Pickles the drummer. Alcoholism and drug use is such a heavy part of Pickles's past and personality that when his former bandmates headlined a UsefulNotes/StraightEdge-esque concert with a new singer, he was mortally offended and vowed to crash the concert. Special points also to Nathan Explosion, who apparently needs regular liver transplants, and is shown receiving one as part of fan touring of Mordhaus.

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* The entire band Dethklok in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', but particularly Pickles the drummer. Alcoholism and drug use is such a heavy part of Pickles's past and personality that when his former bandmates headlined a UsefulNotes/StraightEdge-esque concert with a new singer, he was mortally offended and vowed to crash the concert. [[spoiler: It's eventually revealed that his alcoholism started because he was TheUnfavorite of the family, to the point that he got blamed for burning down the garage even though Seth did it. He was ''six'' when he started drinking.]] Special points also to Nathan Explosion, who apparently needs regular liver transplants, and is shown receiving one as part of fan touring of Mordhaus.
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