->''"If you're living high on that cheap credit hog\\
Don't look for a cure from the hair of the dog."''
-->-- '''F. A. Hayek''', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk Fear the Boom and Bust]]"

Are you hung over? Did you forget to drink water before bed? Do you wish to avoid the HideousHangoverCure? All that is no problem, no problem at all: here's some of whatever it was you drank last night! Your hangover will be over in no time flat!

A classic remedy for the hangover, insofar as it dulls your ability to feel the effects of the hangover. Of course, all it does is delay the hangover by a couple of hours.

The [[TropeNamer name of the trope]] is of course traditional: it derives from the (entirely false) superstition that if you were bitten by a dog, you could avoid rabies by applying the hair of the dog that bit you to the wound.

This is TruthInTelevision, to some degree; as said before, it's not so much a cure as a mask. The best way to go about it is to keep drinking, but drink lots of water as well, to allow your body to rehydrate itself.
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!!Examples:

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* Misato Katsuragi from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' always gets piss-drunk after work and drinks literally gallons of beer. When she wakes up next day with a hangover, she alleviates it via {{Beergasm}}. How she manages to stave off hangover while on duty is a mystery.
* Mimi from ''{{Anime/Mnemosyne}}'' believes in this, and always has a little "Russian Water" for Rin's usual HangoverSensitivity induced headache.
* Spike in ''CowboyBebop'' adds gin to his HideousHangoverCure.

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* In an issue of the comic version of ''Series/{{ALF}}'', Gordon [[spoiler:dreams that he]] hang-glides, landing in Death Valley instead of his intended destination. A bartender offers him "hair of the '''cat''' that bit him", which he gratefully accepts. (Only to discover that neither the bartender nor the bar exist, and the drink is ''sand''.)

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[[folder: Film ]]

* AngelinaJolie's character in the film ''Life Or Something Like It'' is offered this the morning after having presented a news report blind drunk.
* ''AChristmasStory'' On Christmas morning the Old Man is rubbing his head and grimacing as if he has a hangover. Apparently a morning bottle of wine is a Christmas tradition at Ralphie's house. After a glass of wine he is back to his usual self.
* In the film version of ''Film/TheShining'', Jack sits at the bar and asks the (ghost) bartender for "the hair of the dog that bit me".

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In ''AmericaTheBook'', the RNC schedule has a wake up call at 7:15 am and Hair of the Dog at 7:16 am (followed at 7:25 by "Adulterer Walk Of Shame").
* Appears more than twice in the {{Sten}} series, but in ''Vortex'', the [[TvTropesDrinkingGame eponymous]] hero is suffering from a Emperor-induced hangover. Kilgour apologizes that they haven't got the "hair of the dog" that bit him, since few outside of the Emperor's inner circle drink the rare and archaic Scotch.
* In ''AllTheKingsMen'', Willie Stark didn't drink until his first campaign for Governor. Then, one night, he drinks for the first time in his life. Suffering from the hangover of his life, Sadie Burke recommends the hair of the dog. He then delivers the speech of his life.
* Literature/{{Discworld}} has wine made from re-annual grapes (which are planted this year and harvested ''last year''). Because of the temporal paradox, a character finds in ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' that re-annual wine gives you the hangover before you've drunk it; he's advised to "have a hair of the dog that's going to bite you".
* Lampshaded in David Edding's ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgariad]]'': when this "cure" is suggested to a hung over person who has never been hung over before, he is first confused, then suspicious.
--> Wait a minute...wouldn't that just...
* HunterSThompson's [[AuthorAvatar alter ego]] Raoul Duke in ''FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' claims to drink Bloody Marys in the morning for the "V8 nutritional content." We suspect that it's actually the vodka.
* In ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Magic's Price]]'', protagonist Vanyel witnesses his two 'escorts' (read:jailers) attempting to sober up with {{Hideous Hangover Cure}}s, including a little more of what had caused their troubles the night before.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Occurs in ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'' a couple of times with Gussie ... leading him to make a few truly awful speeches/mistakes.

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[[folder: Theatre ]]

* In the musical ''{{Cabaret}}'' there is a scene with Cliff and Sally concocting a Hair of the Dog cocktail that includes a raw egg. When staged, if the audience can see that a real egg is used their response is often loud and visceral.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'', some of the 'hair of a dog that bit ya' is part of a hangover cure. Literally. And you'd better have the toothmarks to prove it.
* There is a quest in ''MonsterHunter 3 Ultimate'' that is actually called Hair of the Dog, and consists of collecting several Slagtoth Oils to cure a hangover.

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* In the webcomic ''TwoLumps'', Eben suggests this to Snooch. Snooch, being both the dumb one and hungover, [[http://www.twolumps.net/d/20100205.html misinterprets]] the expression.
* Norman in {{SSDD}} treats hangovers with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jägermeister Jägermeister]], calls it his medicine (though it does taste like cough syrup, as Richard pointed out).
* After waking up in a magical academy after a drunken bender in ''Webcomic/WizardSchool'', Graham requests [[http://www.meetmyminion.com/?p=1228 "more alcohol to get rid of this headache."]]

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', two bugs toast each other with "hair of the dog you bit".
* {{Archer}} claims that he can never stop drinking because he is constantly drinking away the effects of his previous drinking, and if he quits cold turkey, the cumulative hangover will kill him.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* The page quote comes from EconStories video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk Fear the Boom and Bust]] where F.A. Hayek likens the Keynesian model to irresponsible overindulgence. Keynes is hung over in bed at this point after a night of partying and bragging about his approach.
* During a joint review of ''GarzeysWing'', one line of dialog is so mind-breakingly stupid that it kills [[TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]]. A less stupid line a moment later causes him to pop back to life. In response to his confusion, BennettTheSage responds "Hair of the dog?"

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Cocktails in the [[http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/articles/2009/12/20/a_few_corpse_revivers_guarantee_to_give_you_a_new_years_second_wind/ Corpse Reviver]] family were originally designed to make the morning after a little less painful.
* Although this isn't normally a good idea, this is how you treat alcohol withdrawal (although with a smaller amount). It's also one accepted treatment for methanol poisoning, the idea being that it sidetracks the liver and prevents the production of the toxic metabolites that make methanol so nasty.
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