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17th Apr '17 12:52:54 PM Pamina
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* An unusual variation occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/KatieAndOrbie'' episode "Sore Throat." Katie comes down with tonsillitis, but she doesn't have surgery; it's just treated as an ordinary {{Sick Episode}}. As outlined at the top of this page, this is more often {{Truth in Television}} than the surgery nowadays.
16th Apr '17 11:06:17 PM Pamina
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* The B-plot of the ''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll'' episode "Janet and Clarissa Inc." revolves around Ferguson and Marshall having their tonsils removed.



* Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/TheBusyWorldOfRichardScarry''. Huckle even got his ice cream, too. Although he couldn't eat it.

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* Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/TheBusyWorldOfRichardScarry''. Huckle even got his ice cream, too. Although he couldn't eat it.it because it still hurt too much to swallow.
16th Apr '17 10:58:57 PM Pamina
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** The episode 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.

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** The episode titled "Gerald's Tonsils". Tonsils," in which Gerald's operation leaves his voice permanently deeper and raspier. 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.
12th Jan '17 11:18:19 PM Luppercus
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* First episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'' (a show about an AllGhoulsSchool) has Sid the Invisible Kid going to the hospital as he has Tonsillitis. Smart idea from the writers considering that, as an invisible kid, his anatomy is the most human-like of the monster character other than been invisible. Also because a Hospital is perfect for making jokes about the different kids' monster nature (a vampire that go to the blood bank, a mummy with new bandages, a zombie girl mistaken as a very sick patient, etc).

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* First episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'' (a show about an AllGhoulsSchool) has Sid the Invisible Kid going to the hospital as he has Tonsillitis. Smart idea from the writers considering that, as an invisible kid, his anatomy is the most human-like of the monster character characters other than been invisible. Also because a Hospital is perfect for making jokes about the different kids' monster nature (a vampire that go to the blood bank, a mummy with new bandages, a zombie girl mistaken as a very sick patient, etc).
12th Jan '17 11:17:30 PM Luppercus
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* First episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'' (a show about an AllGhoulsSchool) has Sid the Invisible Kid going to the hospital as he has Tonsillitis. Smart idea from the writers considering that, as an invisible kid, his anatomy is the most human-like of the monster character other than been invisible. Also because a Hospital is perfect for making jokes about the different kids' monster nature (a vampire that go to the blood bank, a mummy with new bandages, a zombie girl mistaken as a very sick patient, etc).
5th Nov '16 12:05:51 PM nombretomado
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* Referenced in ''ImAMarvelAndImADC'': [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]] and {{Deadpool}} visit a guy in the hospital after Deadpool shot him. Deadpool talks like a soothing parent and utters the ice cream line.

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* Referenced in ''ImAMarvelAndImADC'': ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'': [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]] and {{Deadpool}} visit a guy in the hospital after Deadpool shot him. Deadpool talks like a soothing parent and utters the ice cream line.
16th Aug '16 12:14:24 AM Pamina
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* In the ''Series/{{AdventuresInWonderland}} episode "Take My Tonsils... Please!" the Mad Hatter has his tonsils removed. This is an odd episode, as much of it takes place in a realistic hospital without any of the usual Wonderland wackiness, though by the end it reverts to the standard hijinks as the still hoarse-voiced Hatter tries to replace himself with an identical robot to host a TV show.

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* In the ''Series/{{AdventuresInWonderland}} ''Series/{{Adventures In Wonderland}}'' episode "Take My Tonsils... Please!" the Mad Hatter has his tonsils removed. This is an odd episode, as much of it takes place in a realistic hospital without any of the usual Wonderland wackiness, though by the end it reverts to the standard hijinks as the still hoarse-voiced Hatter tries to replace himself with an identical robot to host a TV show.
16th Aug '16 12:13:46 AM Pamina
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* In the ''Series/{{AdventuresInWonderland}} episode "Take My Tonsils... Please!" the Mad Hatter has his tonsils removed. This is an odd episode, as much of it takes place in a realistic hospital without any of the usual Wonderland wackiness, though by the end it reverts to the standard hijinks as the still hoarse-voiced Hatter tries to replace himself with an identical robot to host a TV show.
12th Jul '16 4:30:43 PM Pichu-kun
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SubTrope of SickEpisode. Something of a ForgottenTrope because since the late 1990s tonsillectomies are done much less frequently than they were in the past, and their effectiveness is debated. Nowadays wisdom teeth removal is often used in its place.

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SubTrope of SickEpisode. Compare to TheDentistEpisode. Something of a ForgottenTrope because since the late 1990s tonsillectomies are done much less frequently than they were in the past, and their effectiveness is debated. Nowadays wisdom teeth removal is often used in its place.
24th Jun '16 6:37:05 PM Pichu-kun
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* Even the Fonz caught a case of tonsillitis in the ''Series/HappyDays'' episode (with the IncrediblyLamePun), "Fonsillectomy."
** What makes that episode all the more jarring is the series Continuity Error. The Tonsil Episode takes place during Halloween, and the previous Halloween special (about Richie not wanting to date a tall girl, and getting advice about honesty from the Fonz) included a story about how when Fonz had to get his tonsils removed AS A CHILD, his Mom tried to pretend they were going someplace fun, but eventually admitted they were going to the hospital because Fonzie was getting suspicious. Not once does this episode mention that Fonz had already had that operation, nor do they include a HandWave statement about tonsils growing back. It is simply treated as if it were the first major surgery the Fonz had ever endured.

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* Even the Fonz caught a case of tonsillitis in the ''Series/HappyDays'' episode (with the IncrediblyLamePun), "Fonsillectomy."
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" What makes that episode all the more jarring is the series Continuity Error. The Tonsil Episode takes place during Halloween, and the previous Halloween special (about Richie not wanting to date a tall girl, and getting advice about honesty from the Fonz) included a story about how when Fonz had to get his tonsils removed AS A CHILD, his Mom tried to pretend they were going someplace fun, but eventually admitted they were going to the hospital because Fonzie was getting suspicious. Not once does this episode mention that Fonz had already had that operation, nor do they include a HandWave statement about tonsils growing back. It is simply treated as if it were the first major surgery the Fonz had ever endured.



* ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' has one of the variant ones. Roy had his tonsils out as a kid, but his throat is getting sore a lot. After a lot of denial, one of the doctors confirms they grew back and he'll need another surgery. Johnny brings him a big milkshake at the end of the ep. The trouble is that he's in a room with Chet, who broke his shoulder, and won't shut up.

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* ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' has one of the variant ones. Roy had his tonsils out as a kid, but his throat is getting sore a lot. After a lot of denial, one of the doctors confirms they grew back and he'll need another surgery. Johnny brings him a big milkshake at the end of the ep. The trouble is that he's in a room with Chet, who broke his shoulder, and won't shut up.
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "No Place Like Home" had Susie Carmichael suffering from tonsillitis and slipping into an [[Film/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Oz-esque]] dream world.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Little Bill}}'' had one of these, as did ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids''.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "No Place Like Home" had Susie Carmichael suffering from tonsillitis and slipping into an [[Film/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Oz-esque]] dream world.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Little ''WesternAnimation/{{Little Bill}}'' had one of these, as did ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids''.



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