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12th Apr '16 8:37:52 PM KingLyger
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* Creator/BillCosby had a routine where he was going to have his tonsils taken out, and after seeing an anesthetized kid, he thought the kid had died and "All the ice cream you can eat" was a [[NeverSayDie euphemism]] for death.

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* Creator/BillCosby had a routine where he was going to have his tonsils taken out, and after out at age seven, meeting two other boys who were going to have the same procedure. After seeing an one of them anesthetized kid, he post-operation, Bill thought the kid had died and "All died. From there, the ice cream you can eat" was a [[NeverSayDie euphemism]] for death.
routine becomes more BlackComedy as young Bill sees his life pass before him... in an instant.
23rd Mar '16 12:12:50 AM Pichu-kun
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* Happened in ''{{Madeline}}''.

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* %%* Happened in ''{{Madeline}}''.''WesternAnimation/Madeline''.



* Played with in the ''{{WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks}}'' episode "Operation Theodore". A little boy at the hospital where Brittany is volunteering at is afraid of having the surgery and disappears, and Brittany has Theodore hide in the boy's bed so that the nurse won't find out that he escaped. Theodore ends up being mistaken for the actual patient and is taken out to be prepared for surgery. Alvin, Simon, and the Chippettes have to track down the missing boy and keep Theodore from having the operation.

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* Played with in the ''{{WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks}}'' ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode "Operation Theodore". A little boy at the hospital where Brittany is volunteering at is afraid of having the surgery and disappears, and Brittany has Theodore hide in the boy's bed so that the nurse won't find out that he escaped. Theodore ends up being mistaken for the actual patient and is taken out to be prepared for surgery. Alvin, Simon, and the Chippettes have to track down the missing boy and keep Theodore from having the operation.
23rd Mar '16 12:10:55 AM Pichu-kun
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* Jughead from ''{{Archie}}'' Comics had one. It got weird.

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* Jughead from ''{{Archie}}'' Comics ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' had one. It got weird.



* In ''Film/TheLittleRascals'' short "Men in Fright", Darla has just had her tonsils taken out, and Alfalfa is tricked by another boy into taking his place. Alfalfa doesn't know that the other boy is scheduled for a tonsillectomy, too.

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* ''Film/TheLittleRascals'':
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In ''Film/TheLittleRascals'' the short "Men in Fright", Darla has just had her tonsils taken out, and Alfalfa is tricked by another boy into taking his place. Alfalfa doesn't know that the other boy is scheduled for a tonsillectomy, too.



* A major episode in (the novel, not [[TheFilmOfTheBook the movie]]) ''CheaperByTheDozen'' involves several of the children getting their tonsils taken out. Only the dentist mislabels one of the tonsil X-rays, [[HilarityEnsues and so one of the girls who thought she didn't have to get hers out is dragged to the dentist]]. In a separate, but closely related incident, Dad decides to get his taken out and have it filmed. The operation goes off smoothly, but the cameraman made a mistake and none of it recorded.

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* A major episode in (the novel, not [[TheFilmOfTheBook the movie]]) ''CheaperByTheDozen'' ''Literature/CheaperByTheDozen'' involves several of the children getting their tonsils taken out. Only the dentist mislabels one of the tonsil X-rays, [[HilarityEnsues and so one of the girls who thought she didn't have to get hers out is dragged to the dentist]]. In a separate, but closely related incident, Dad decides to get his taken out and have it filmed. The operation goes off smoothly, but the cameraman made a mistake and none of it recorded.



* Happened in the episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' titled "Gerald's Tonsils". It was also created [[WrittenInInfirmity around the time his voice actor hit puberty]], and rather than replace him with another boy (or a [[CrossDressingVoices woman]]), they used tonsillitis to explain the deeper voice.
** [[ButtMonkey Eugene]] also got one by accident in "Eugene's Bike", though he was fine by it as they're an unnecessary pair of organs. He just wished the doctors left his spleen in, though.
* This was also used with Isabella in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "I Scream, You Scream".
* A ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode had Susie Carmichael suffering from tonsillitis and slipping into an Oz-esque dream world.

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* Happened in the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'':
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episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' titled "Gerald's Tonsils". It was also created [[WrittenInInfirmity around the time his voice actor hit puberty]], and rather than replace him with another boy (or a [[CrossDressingVoices woman]]), they used tonsillitis to explain the deeper voice.
** [[ButtMonkey Eugene]] also got one by accident in "Eugene's Bike", though he was fine by it as they're an unnecessary pair of organs. He just wished the doctors left his spleen in, though.
* This was also used with Isabella in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "I Scream, You Scream".
* A The ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "No Place Like Home" had Susie Carmichael suffering from tonsillitis and slipping into an Oz-esque [[Film/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Oz-esque]] dream world.



* May have happened in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''.
3rd Feb '16 10:00:44 PM mockingjay
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* Played with in the ''{{WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks}}'' episode "Operation Theodore". A little boy at the hospital where Brittany is volunteering at is afraid of having the surgery and disappears, and Brittany has Theodore hide in the boy's bed so that the nurse won't find out that he escaped. Theodore ends up being mistaken for the actual patient and is taken out to be prepared for surgery. Alvin, Simon, and the Chippettes have to track down the missing boy and keep Theodore from having the operation.
27th Jan '16 6:45:46 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Molly in the ''Generation O!'' episode "Devatated Tonsils". After getting them removed she is too scared to use her voice for fear it has changed for the worse and she is no longer able to sing.

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* Molly in the ''Generation O!'' ''WesternAnimation/GenerationO!'' episode "Devatated Tonsils". After getting them removed she is too scared to use her voice for fear it has changed for the worse and she is no longer able to sing.
27th Jan '16 6:37:47 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Molly in the ''Generation O!'' episode "Devatated Tonsils". After getting them removed she is too scared to use her voice for fear it has changed for the worse and she is no longer able to sing.
7th Nov '15 1:58:42 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[TruthInTelevision Happens to kids in]] RealLife, though some end up disappointed when no ice cream is brought.
** In the sixties and seventies, it was almost a rite of passage, as almost every problem with the ear or throat was treated with a tonsilectomy.
8th Oct '15 11:57:22 AM NegiSpongie
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** [[ButtMonkey Eugene]] also got one by accident in "Eugene's Bike", though he was fine by it as they're an unnecessary pair of organs. He just wished the doctors left his appendix in, though.

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** [[ButtMonkey Eugene]] also got one by accident in "Eugene's Bike", though he was fine by it as they're an unnecessary pair of organs. He just wished the doctors left his appendix spleen in, though.
7th Sep '15 7:38:25 PM katrinahood
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* Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/TheBusyWorldOfRichardScarry''. I think the patient even got his ice cream, too.

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* Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/TheBusyWorldOfRichardScarry''. I think the patient Huckle even got his ice cream, too.too. Although he couldn't eat it.
3rd Sep '15 11:57:23 AM mr3urious
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* Happened in the episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', "Gerald's Tonsils." It was also created [[WrittenInInfirmity around the time his voice actor hit puberty]], and rather than replace him with another boy (or a [[CrossDressingVoices woman]]), they used tonsillitis to explain the deeper voice.

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* Happened in the episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' titled "Gerald's Tonsils." Tonsils". It was also created [[WrittenInInfirmity around the time his voice actor hit puberty]], and rather than replace him with another boy (or a [[CrossDressingVoices woman]]), they used tonsillitis to explain the deeper voice.voice.
** [[ButtMonkey Eugene]] also got one by accident in "Eugene's Bike", though he was fine by it as they're an unnecessary pair of organs. He just wished the doctors left his appendix in, though.
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