Created By: KoblerMan on January 7, 2018 Last Edited By: Malady on May 5, 2018

Drunken Epiphany

Alcohol Induced Idiocy meets Idea Bulb. Hilarity Ensues.

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Plucky: Well, lookie here. How's about we go for a lit (Hic) a little ride?
Hamton: You mean steal a car, risk going to jail? Sounds like fun!

So, a character just had a few drinks of an alcoholic beverage, usually beer or hard liquor. In their drunken stupor, a sudden idea is introduced to them, either by their own imagination or an outside source. The Drunken Epiphany could be an idea that's So Bad, It's Good, or maybe it's just Crazy Enough to Work. But it doesn't matter how the conclusion is arrived at, because either way, Hilarity Ensues. In a more serious case, you might even get a Higher Understanding Through Drugs, and do something really cool.

Truth in Television. Almost always invokes What an Idiot!, but in rare cases can invoke Dumbass Has a Pointif it's not a bad idea. Often a result of Chaotic Stupid, Dumb Muscle, The Fool, and The Ditz. Compare Too Dumb to Fool and Too Dumb to Live. Compare and contrast Genius Ditz and Obfuscating Stupidity.

There are countless Real Life examples, on which all of the examples in media are based upon.


Examples

Fanfiction
  • Dungeon Keeper Ami: When Ami is drunk, she figures out how to customize the Reaper Uniform spell, to add a bra, but when she sobers up, she doesn't know how she did it.

Literature
  • In the Discworld novel The Last Continent Rincewind drunkenly invents the Discworld version of vegemite after deciding it was a good idea to make soup by boiling random ingredients in beer.

Western Animation

Community Feedback Replies: 13
  • January 7, 2018
    FlyingDuckManGenesis
    Here's a good quote for this article:

    Plucky: Well, lookie here. How's about we go for a lit (Hic) a little ride?
    Hamton: You mean steal a car, risk going to jail? Sounds like fun!

    As well as an example where the quote originated from:

    Western Animation
  • January 8, 2018
    Malady
    Fanfic.Dungeon Keeper Ami: When Ami is drunk, she figures out how to customize the Reaper Uniform spell, to add a bra, but when she sobers up, she doesn't know how she did it.
  • January 8, 2018
    bitemytail
  • January 9, 2018
    Tarhalindur
    This actually isn't a bad idea. A few more examples and I'll hat it.

  • January 9, 2018
    Arivne
  • January 9, 2018
    Exxolon
    In the Discworld novel The Last Continent Rincewind drunkenly invents the Discworld version of vegemite after deciding it was a good idea to make soup by boiling random ingredients in beer.
  • January 12, 2018
    KoblerMan
    Appreciate all the examples, guys. I added them in.
  • January 13, 2018
    Malady
    So, why isn't my Fanfic example added?

    Periods work the same as slashes, except they display the raw format, and work as a link.

  • January 13, 2018
    KoblerMan
    Ah, ok. You know, the alternative is to look at the source text of someone's message and you can see exactly how they did it. I'm still a noob at formatting though, sorry.
  • January 13, 2018
    Malady
    I do it with periods 'cause then I don't have to tell people what category my example is.

    Also, Fanfics are above Literature, 'cause Alphabetization.
  • January 14, 2018
    Arivne
    • Examples section
      • Alphabetized media sections.
  • January 14, 2018
    Malady
    Removed unneeded round brackets for Dungeon Keeper Ami.
  • May 5, 2018
    4tell0life4
    Closely related to Drunken Master, who is known for doing this a lot.
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