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->''"Is it just me, or is that cockroach shuffling too loudly?"''
-->-- '''Kryten''', ''Series/RedDwarf'', "The Last Day"

So a character has had a long night. Maybe he was playing a [[DrinkingGame certain kind of game]], or maybe he just CantHoldHisLiquor at the bar. But whatever the reason, he was blind drunk the night before, meaning that the next morning is one of the worst days of his life.

What do you get when you spend a night of endless drinking and carousing with friends? A hangover, of course! And when a character's got a hangover, chances are he's also got HangoverSensitivity.

Doubtlessly a case of TruthInTelevision, [[AsYouKnow as many of us know]], a ridiculous amount of irritability and sensitivity is the best way to show someone paying the price for their drunken adventures the night before. The most common ways to show a character's hangover are:

# Enormous sensitivity to light.
# Enormous sensitivity to sound.

So when the hung over character has got a friend who comes in and opens the blinds? "Aaaahhh! Close the blinds!"
Or when their friend is trying to tell them something in a moderately audible voice? [[NoIndoorVoice "Sssshhh! Not so loud!'"]]

While all this is going on, it's very likely that the character's friend is fixing a HideousHangoverCure, and perhaps even pepping them up to return to a state of normality and ambition. And it doesn't usually work -- but without another character to trigger them off, we might never see their sensitivity.

This is something we see everywhere, sometimes in [[TruthInTelevision real life]], but it's also a convenient [[TropesAreTools tool]] for writers to use, reminding us that no drinking fest is going to be without consequence. The consequences for fictional characters are just as rough as they are for us, as media will constantly remind you.

Compare/contrast SuperSenses, which are less likely to be portrayed as debilitating or disorienting unless the trope is being {{Deconstructed}}.

See HideousHangoverCure and MustHaveCaffeine.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', after getting really drunk, a hungover England covers his head with a blanket and weakly groans "Why won't the lights just shut up? I swear, I'm never going to drink again. Someone, please kill me."
* Rin from ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' starts every episode but five waking up with a hangover induced headache, and a little [[HairOfTheDog "Russian Water"]] to fix it.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'':
** Obelix suffers from this. An example among others is when he's imprisoned in the Tower of London in ''Asterix in Britain''.
** The Roman legionnaries suffer from this, too. Which is a shame, for them, considering the loud yelling of their [[DrillSergeantNasty centurion...]]
** ''Asterix in Switzerland'': In Helvetia, the guards get out of their little drinking session to be confronted by their boss, holding their heads and saying "Yes, yes, but stop yelling, please!"
** ''Asterix and the Laurel Wreath'': Metatarsus constantly suffers from this, until Asterix and Obelix manage to cook up a HideousHangoverCure.
* In ''ComicBook/GorskyAndButch'' a badly hung over captain complains about the seagulls walking around too loudly. He is a spaceship captain.
* ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire'': Hive-mind bounty hunter Psmith drinks and passes out in [[WretchedHive Asteroid Al's bar]], with every other member of the hive-mind being similarly affected (to the point where they think the original one is dead because they're no longer receiving signals from him, and also pass out themselves); when the original is finally isolated in a psionic-proof chamber, they all wake up with roaring hangovers (even the light 'ssssshhhh' of a hover-tray being sent into the room with a hangover-cure causes groans of pain) and villain Grispfat's annoying attempt to Chessmaster them at that point results in [[spoiler: him being disintegrated]]. When the heroes bring in a actual hangover cure, they drink it [[SuicideAsComedy in the hopes that it's poison.]]
* UndergroundComics artist Leslie Sternbergh made an autobiographical comic where this happened to her.
-->'''Leslie:''' Turn off the light!!\\
'''Roommate:''' That's the sun!

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Nemi}}'' comic, Nemi is so hungover that the sound of birds' feathers brushing together leaves her in agony.
* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'':
** Combined in one comic with BreakingTheFourthWall: The narrator wonders where the noise comes from and concludes that someone must've turned the last page too loudly.
** In one strip we see Hägar in the first panel covering his ears as large "BAM BAM BAM" sounds appear around him, and he painedly asks if it can't be done a bit more quietly. The next panel then zooms out to reveal his wife, Helga, knocking open a soft-boiled egg with a teaspoon, creating tiny little "tok tok tok" noises, and replying frostily, "Seems like you had a really good time last night..."
* A ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip has Garfield on the morning after New Year's Eve, all we see of him is a crumpled party hat and an arm sweeping around the table, looking for coffee. Jon conversationally says "Good morning", to which Garfield replies "Not so louuuuuuuud....."
* A New Year's Day ''ComicStrip/RickOShay'' [[http://stanlynde.net/images/site_graphics/Shay%20NEW%20YEARS%20HANG-OVER%20prints%20Feb%2019%202008%20015.jpg strip]] depicts a hungover Hipshot complaining that his cat is stomping around too loudly.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic "A Night (to Try) to Remember", Applejack's hangover makes her sensitive to sound; when Fluttershy first speaks to her, Applejack thinks she's screaming, and when Fluttershy's decibel level plunges to inaudible for Big Macintosh, Applejack can still hear her. Big Macintosh, for his part, uses this sensitivity to tease her. Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash are sensitive to light, though Pinkie's sensitivity seems to last far longer.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado''. Tulio and Miguel wake up after a night of partying with killer hangovers, complete with sensitivity to light.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the 1958 romantic comedy ''[[Film/TeachersPet1958 Teacher's Pet]]'', Dr. Pine undergoes this effect after a long night. As chimes in his house begin to go off, he takes special care to cease each of their individual motions.
* In ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'', starring Creator/KatharineHepburn, there is one morning where several principal characters are hung over. There are a few gags concerning their massive ear sensitivity while exchanging dialogue, as well as Katharine Hepburn shielding her eyes from the morning sun.
* In ''Film/FiddlerOnTheRoof'', Tevye wakes up hung over, and is quite frustrated when his wife claps for joy on numerous occasions.
* In ''Film/PillowTalk'', starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day, Rock Hudson wakes up to what he considers a particularly strong hangover. As his co-star Tony Randall dials a telephone, he protests 'Not so loud!'
* ''Film/FuttocksEnd'' (written by, and starring, Ronnie Barker) is a film with no dialogue, only sound effects. The morning after a drunken dinner, the characters are seen at breakfast, and we hear what they hear. The lids on serving dishes sound like cymbals crashing, cereal being poured sounds like a cement mixer, and so on.
* In the original version of ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor1963'', after a night drinking as his alter-ego, the titular professor has to teach a class with a hangover. Several shots from his point of view feature very amplified sound effects.
* In ''Film/MyManGodfrey'', Mrs. Bullock usually has one in the morning. She sees "pixies".
* Sherlock in ''FilmFilm/SherlockHolmes2009'' reacts to Watson opening up those windows after a long time without a case.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'': At the Riker-Troi wedding, Worf spends the whole time nursing a hangover.
--->'''Worf:''' Romulan ale should be illegal...\\
'''Geordi:''' It ''is''.
** In ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', after the disastrous state dinner with the Klingon dignitaries involving the previously mentioned Romulan Ale (which is indeed illegal at the time), all the senior staff are nursing hangovers. [=McCoy=] seeks solace in a pot of black coffee, Kirk goes straight to bed, poor Chekhov has bridge duty, and Spock seems completely unfazed. And then an anomalous sensor reading piques Spock's interest...
--->'''Kirk:''' Chekhov, do you know anything about a neutron radiation surge?\\
'''Chekhov:''' (''leaning his head into his hand'') Only the size of my head...
* In Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''Film/TheCure'', Charlie's an alcoholic drying out at a health spa. His substantial cache of liquor is dumped out -- right into the communal mineral water well. Everyone at the spa wakes up the next morning with a hangover, following the wild party.
* In ''Film/DesigningWoman'', Mike is pained by every sound that's made after a crazy night of drinking. Every sound is heightened to comedic effect.
* Seen in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'', where Jane gingerly removes her sunglasses indoors the morning after [[DrowningMySorrows drowning her sorrows]] over discovering her husband is (also) an assassin.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': When Katniss and Peeta meet Haymitch for the first time, he's more interested in continuing his drinking than giving advice, to the point of going back to his room.
* ''{{Film/Heavyweights}}'': Despite the lack of booze, the morning after the kids' wild food-for-all is treated like this, with the counselor using a ''megaphone'' to wake the kids up (and hammer in the consequences of overindulgence).

* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/IWillFearNoEvil''. The morning after Joan/Johann and her guests get drunk, she tells her butler to have the staff be quiet around them:
-->'''Joan:''' ...my ears might fall off. You'll find evidence of the debacle in my lounge -- a case lot of empty magnums. Remove them -- quietly -- for Heaven's sake don't bang one against another; I can hear an ant stomp this morning.
* This condition also pops up in Creator/DavidEddings' stories quite often, particularly Literature/TheBelgariad and Malloreon, since most of the main characters are Alorns - a people who are justly famous for their hard-drinking lifestyle. Inevitably, the women around them reacts with barely-hidden schadenfreude, though Polgara the Sorceress has been known to prepare an effective remedy for the condition. (Sadly, [[HideousHangoverCure it tastes so vile]] that most of the characters prefer to just suffer in silence.)
* Mentioned in ''Literature/NightWorld'', Ash comments that he reads so much ''because'' he parties so much. All he can do the morning after is stay in bed in his dark room.
* In ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'', the day after [[DinnerAndAShow THE dinner party]], Ekaterin has to shush her 10-year old son as he bounces into the room. Aunt Vorthys has to reign him in and guide him away, explaining that his mother has a ''hangover''. There is much widening of eyes as the boy makes the never-before-imagined-possible connection between a ''"hangover"'' and '''his mother'''.
* Evoked in one Literature/JudgeDee story, after Ma Jong spends the night in a bar with a poet he's keeping under surveillance.
* ''Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita'' scene where Stepa Likhodeyev meets [[{{Satan}} Woland]] may be the best description of hangover and its effects in the literature.
* In the ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster'' canon, when the duo meets for the first time, Bertie is suffering from this, and Jeeves cures him with his miraculous version of the standard HideousHangoverCure; this prompts Bertie to hire him on the spot.
* After the Quarter Quell announcement in ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Catching Fire]]'', Katniss has a minor HeroicBSOD, drinks white liquor with Haymitch, and feels ''terrible'' the next morning.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', the LemonyNarrator comments that this sort of description often owes more to "hangover machismo" than actually conveying that hangovers are horrible, and [[GargleBlaster scumble]] hangovers are ''worse'' than language can convey anyway.
** The Oh God of Hangovers in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' naturally feels like this all the time, although he stops feeling like a malevolent imp is hitting his skull with a sledgehammer after Susan chases the malevolent imp with the sledgehammer away.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Interestingly enough, this usually happens to whoever is drinking with a Klingon, as Chief O'Brien found out. Apparently, TheWorfEffect doesn't just apply to hostile aliens.
* ''Series/CriminalMinds''
** Season four's "Memoriam" of had the team WakingUpElsewhere after solving a case. Morgan and Rossi are sitting in the hotel lobby. Morgan is playing a really loud slot machine. Prentiss comes in, looking like she has the hangover from hell, and tells everyone to quiet down. JJ comes in, and notices that Morgan's slot machine still has credit on it and almost pressed the button but Prentiss [[DeathGlare death glares]] her. [[Funny/CriminalMinds Crowning Moment of Funny]] for Rossi's pantomime response to JJ's "what's wrong with Prentiss?" question. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arQAApVYdFs Can be seen here.]]
** There's the season 7 episode "A Family Affair" where at the end of the episode on the [[OnceAnEpisode plane ride]] back home, JJ complains about forgetting to book a babysitter for her son so she can go with Prentiss and Garcia to "ladies night out." So [[InsufferableGenius Reid]] offers to babysit. Cue the OhCrap look from Prentiss and JJ. Prentiss is says "he can do a couple of hours." Reid adds, "WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong" SmashCut to Hotch's race with the team in crowd. The girls are wearing sunglasses and look like hell.
--->'''Reid:''' (''cheering as loud as possible'') A couple of hours. ''A couple of hours!'' You guys didn't come home until sunrise!\\
(''cue DeathGlare from the girls'')\\
'''JJ:''' (''deadpan'') Why are you yelling?\\
'''Prentiss:''' (''deadpan'') Make him stop.\\
'''Morgan:''' What did you guys drink last night?\\
'''Garcia:''' The Green Fairy. You're in the FBI, could you get the entire crowd to ''stop cheering''?\\
(''cue amused look from Morgan'')
* There's at least one episode of ''Series/RumpoleOfTheBailey'' wherein Rumpole, after a night of "carousing" with the chambers clerk Henry, has to come in to court shading his eyes. It doesn't help that his [[DrinkOrder drink of choice]] is a cheap claret.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' has Lois react this way when Clark opens the curtains after a party the night before.
* Once on ''Series/JustShootMe'', Maya wakes up from a fashion party with a hangover and arrives to work wearing dark sunglasses and shushing anyone speaking louder than a whisper. Enter Nina (for whom hangovers are a natural state of being) in identical glasses, and the two start shushing each other.
* Charlie from ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', being the self-professed womanizing boozehound that he is, often wakes up hungover, which provides lots of fun for others, particularly his ServileSnarker housemaid Bertha.
* ''Series/AshesToAshes'': Alex Drake drinks ''a lot'', bordering on LadyDrunk, but her "oh God, who turned on the sun?" reaction in 1.03 (after mixing champagne with red wine and sleeping with a Thatcherite Wanker with braces) is hysterical.
* ''Series/TheWestWing'': Josh turns up severely hungover the morning after a party, having already been warned by his secretary that he should know by now that he can't hold a drink.
-->'''Donna:''' Are you gonna listen to me from now on?\\
'''Josh:''' (''under his breath'') Not even listening to you now.\\
'''Josh:''' Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. (''collapses onto his desk'')
* ''Series/MadMen'': Betty and Don wake up after a night out. Betty says she's going to get the Alka-Seltzer. Don tells her to do it in the other room so he doesn't have to hear the bubbles.
* One of the less used games on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' mimics this with Ryan providing sound effects on a mic with reverb added.
* Mark Antony often suffers from this in ''Series/{{Rome}}'', most notably during the creation of the Triumvirate.
* In ''Series/TheNanny'' episode "Oy Vey, You're Gay", Maxwell is hung over after a night of partying. At breakfast, he winces from the sounds of his children, which sounded dubbed over with much louder similar versions: Brighton pouring milk on his Rice Krispies (which sounded like firecrackers,) Maggie buttering their toast (sounding like loudly ripping Velcro), and Gracie stirring her chocolate milk (a cowbell.) But when he sees [[CuteButCacophonic Fran]], he lets out a BigNo.
* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E16CommunicationStudies Communication Studies]] Britta, Jeff, and Abed all show sensitivity to lights and sounds after drinking.
* Hawkeye and the other doctors were frequently shown in this state in the earlier, wackier seasons of ''Series/{{MASH}}''
-->'''Hawkeye:''' (''sleepy tone of voice'') Trapper? Trapper?\\
'''Trapper:''' I'm not gonna talk until you stop screaming.\\
'''Hawkeye:''' I'm sorry. I'll be better after I shave my tongue.
* The ''Series/{{Glee}}'' episode ''Blame it on the alcohol'', in which the whole club (except, of course, Finn, who was the designated driver) shows up to school in sunglasses after The Rachel Berry House Party Trainwreck Extravaganza.
-->'''Tina:''' I need to close my locker and it's gonna sound like a gunshot.\\
'''Mercedes:''' I have had the worst hangover since Saturday, and it's Monday.\\
'''Santana:''' I've been dry heaving all weekend. When my mother asked what the sound was, I said I was practicing bird calls.\\
'''Mike:''' Hey guys. I can't stop barfing.\\
'''Tina:''' Please don't say barf.\\
'''Santana:''' I caught a whiff of hairspray and went ''full'' [[Film/TheExorcist Linda Blair]] in the girls' bathroom.\\
'''Mike:''' I told my mom I had the flu, and she made me a traditional tea made out of panda hair.\\
'''Tina:''' Can we talk about anything else?
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** Robin finds out that Ted's college class, and Ted himself, have been playing a DrinkingGame based on her morning news show. She gets revenge by deliberately repeating the trigger phrase over and over, and then dropping in on the miserable class the next day with a megaphone.
** In "The Scorpion and the Toad", after Lily, Ted, and Robin get hammered trying to cheer Lily up, Ted and Lily are crippled by this the next morning, but Robin's still drunk. And ''very'' boisterously so.
** Future Ted wistfully lampshades this trope in "Murtaugh" by comparing the gang's reactions to a night of hard partying when they were twenty four to when they were thirty. This trope hits them much harder in the latter example.
** In "Rally", Barney has some fun with this while preparing his patented HideousHangoverCure for a hungover Ted. He explains how his ancestor Barney Stinsonheimer invented it and how the first two batches exploded, shouting "Boom!" into Ted's ear each time.
* In BBC's ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', the third episode of season 3 has Gaius (who at this time is a Goblin) do this.
-->'''Gaius:''' Shhh! Too much talking! I have a head like the inside of a drum and a mouth like a badger`s armpit!
* Sharona experienced it on an episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}''. It was Spring Break in Mexico, 'nuff said.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Cybill}}'', Cybil's friend Maryann attempts to get information out of a man by trying to outdrink him. (Maryann was a LadyDrunk, but the man was twice her size. She won.) The next morning, she screams in pain when Cybil unzips her purse, and when Cybil and Zoe are arguing very loudly, they could occasionally cut back to Maryann holding her head in pain and shouting things like "Searing pain! Nerve Damage!" "Temporary Blindness!" and "The Taste of Burnt Pennies!"
* ''Series/MythBusters'' once tested various hangover cures. Kari, who got out of it because she was [[OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby pregnant]], had ''far'' too much fun tormenting Tory and Grant.
* The infamous Globelink Christmas Party in ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' was like this for George, Henry and Dave. It was worsened by the antics of a totally sober and vindictive Damien Day (who came armed with bacon sandwiches and bellowed greetings).
* In ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', everyone gets wasted on Tom's new concoction "Snake Juice" at the club, and are all horrifically hungover at work the next day ([[RatedMForManly except Ron]]).
* Done in an episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' when Julie, Elliot, Carla and Jordan come to work after a drunken night out and range in demeanor from "perky" to "catatonic", reflecting their increasing age-brackets.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'', Kryten, after his first night of actual partying, which included a "mechanoid homebrew", offers up the page quote above.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Tyrion Lannister on several occasions. PlayedForLaughs the morning after his wedding when his secret mistress Shae (who is also his newly-wed wife's Sansa's maid) barges into their room and slams down a breakfast tray, then yanks a cloak out from under Tyrion's head and wraps it around Sansa.
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'':
** Detective Murdoch rarely drinks. In "Green Muse", he drank a bottle of Absinthe with Dr. Ogden to find out how it affects people and if the victim could be disoriented. The next day is ''hard'' for him.
** After a night of drinking (with Annie Oakley), Inspector Brackenreid ends up hungover. Murdoch seems to be subtly disapproving, the way he's talking a bit louder than usual or slamming the door, to Brackenreid's pain. But as Murdoch earlier got the blame from Mrs. Brackenreid for Brackenreid's drinking (he left his scotch in Murdoch's drawer because his wife knew his hiding places), it's justified payback.
* ''Series/AlloAllo'': Colonel von Strohm is once heavily hungover. Pity his SexySecretary Helga has NoIndoorVoice when she announces visitors.
* The hard-drinking students/doctors in the ''Series/DoctorInTheHouse'' franchise inevitably run up against hangover sensitivity in a few episodes, and get no sympathy from their colleagues who abstained or drank in moderation the previous night. For example, in "The Epidemic" from ''Doctor in Charge'', Dr. Waring arrives one morning in a cheerful mood to find Drs. Stuart-Clark and Collier badly hung over, and proceeds to make as much noise as he can purely to aggravate their conditions. As he leaves the room, he throws a metal kidney dish onto the floor, to which the other two react as though a thunderclap has just gone off inside their own heads.
* A frequent gag in ''Series/BlackBooks'', given the amount of [[DrinkOrder red wine]] the characters are always chugging, and the reason that the perpetually grouchy Bernard is ''even worse'' [[NotAMorningPerson first thing in the morning]]. However, special mention goes to "The Entertainer", where the characters' dark glasses are part of a CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise that leads some charity fundraisers to think they're all blind.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Dealt with on occasion with Londo and Garibaldi. Londo has a good comment when he finds his attache Vir suffering from one:
-->Your first hangover, enjoy it! I remember my first hangover... well, actually that's not true; if I remembered it, then it wouldn't be a real hangover.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. In "Scratch N Sniff", Crichton and D'Argo wake up after a night's partying to find they're been robbed and their fellow crewmembers are missing. They start PerpSweating a female criminal to find out what happened, but stop in terror when she threatens to scream.
* In the ''Series/QuincyME'' episode "Tissue of Truth", after solving the case Sam and Quincy stagger into work the next morning incredibly hungover. Quincy gloats that at least Dr Asten, their boss, will be worse because he kept topping up Asten's glass every time he wasn't looking. Then Asten walks in all bright and cheery and not hungover in the slightest, much to Quincy's dismay.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Vila is carousing in a ViceCity instead of manning the flight deck, ready to [[TeleportationRescue teleport the others]]. As a result several of the crew get captured and nearly killed. Blake doesn't bother keeping his voice down when giving a WhatTheHellHero roasting to a hungover Vila afterwards.

* The song [[ChristmasSongs "Twelve Pains of Christmas"]] has one singer who has a hangover, who, towards the end of the song, snaps, "Shut up, you!"
* In the Music/ZZTop song "Cheap Sunglasses", this is the reason the narrator is wearing the title sunglasses.
* Creator/BillyConnolly's "As Usual" is essentially this trope set to music:
-->I woke up with an achin' head,\\
as usual\\
I can't remember goin' to bed,\\
as usual\\
My stomach's feelin' very queer\\
I've got a thunder storm in my left ear\\
It must have been [=McEwan=]'s beer,\\
as usual

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* In an episode of ''Series/TheMuppets'', after a long night out with Miss Piggy and Creator/EdHelms, the Muppets come in to work the next day very late and very hungover. An angry Kermit retaliates by slamming a book on the table.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/MassEffect''
** Doctor Chakwas asks the player how they're feeling after waking up from taking a Prothean Beacon's message (and exploding shortly thereafter) in the face, one of the options to respond is "Like the morning after shore leave."
** Likewise, the third game has a scene where Shepard finds Ashley on the floor with a hangover. They can joke about now being the perfect time for a fire drill. And threaten to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment make Joker sing over the intercom]], no less.
** The third game's final DLC, "Citadel", ends with a party that leaves several characters hungover the next morning (depending on how much Shepard amps it up). Tali is curled up in a ball and [[LastOfHisKind Javik]] thinks everything that's happened since he got out of stasis was a dream. Ash[[note]]if the Virmire Survivor[[/note]] is still vertical, but in need of coffee. Kaidan[[note]]if the Virmire Survivor[[/note]] has [[MustHaveCaffeine already had coffee]]. Jack manages to avert this, citing her overclocked biotic amp making her effectively hangover-proof. If the second phase of the party is Loud, then [[BoisterousBruiser Wrex]] cites this state as being the best time to train with guns when declaring a "man emergency" over Joker letting his small arms training get rusty, as it makes you "angry at every little sound".
* Conker has some equilibrium, energy, and sound sensitivity issues when hung over in ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay.''
* ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'': A bartender will do nothing but complain that everything is too loud until you get him a cure for his hangover.
* Referenced in ''{{VideoGame/Tropico}} 4''.
--> Sunny: Dear listeners, please join me in a moment of silence, as I have a terrible hangover after a girls' night out at the new Cocktail Bar. In related news, Penultimo has been hospitalised with a concussion, caused by blinking too loudly near me.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'' Norman thinks a bird is singing too loud, [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20031229.html so he fires a shotgun at it...]] And then realizes the blast is even worse.
* Happens to most characters in ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', except [[DrunkenMaster Walter]]. Hell, he met [[TheBigGirl Tiren]] by her puking on his shoes during a hangover.
-->'''[[TheSmartGirl Sal]]:''' Why do you keep doing this? [[WhatHaveIDone Why do ''I'']] keep doing this?\\
'''[[SixthRanger Leeroy]]:''' Am I [[DrinkingContest indoctrinated]] yet? *Bleeh*
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-01-02 Squigley, after a New Year's party.]]
* Shows up in an early ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' story as the [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2008-01-18 "ultra-hangover plugin"]] for Piffany's sobriety spell.
* ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' seems to take it to a new level: Another person's ''blinking'' is too loud.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}'' Matt's first hangover is made particularly unpleasant by his boyfriend's mother [[http://concessioncomic.com/index.php?pid=20100803&id=re yelling at him.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* One demotivational poster addresses this with a quote "some mornings, even a cat standing still is too loud."
* In episode 5 of ''Podcast/BlackJackJustice'', Jack manages to hear the elevator at the far end of the hall from his office as it opens.
-->'''Trixie:''' Elevator? Down the hall? You can hear that?\\
'''Jack:''' Today, I can.\\
'''Jack:''' (''voiceover'') There was no time to explain the extrasensory qualities of a truly eye-popping hangover.''

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Crack That Whip", Dr. Doofenshmirtz suffers from extreme sensitivity to noise, including his own {{evil laugh}}ter, when he has "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a headache]]" after staying out late [[CardCarryingVillain at an evil mixer]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "Every Little Thing She Does", Twilight's friends experience hangover-like symptoms after being cured of a mind-control spell. Rarity in particular is sensitive to loud noises to the point that even [[TheQuietONe Fluttershy's normal speaking voice]] makes her wince.
-->'''Rarity:''' If everypony could speak in a whisper for the next few days, that would be delightful...
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': Cosmo, Wanda and Jorgen suffer hangover sensitivity the next morning after a wild party celebrating friendship.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In one episode, Bart's teacher Ms. Krabappel tells her class "Okay class, today we'll be sitting quietly with the lights off because teacher has a hangover."
** Parodied in "Days of Win and D'oh'ses": Marge's hangover appears to be magnifying Homer's footsteps to the point that they're obnoxiously loud, but it turns out they ''[[NinjaProp are]]'' that loud because he's breaking in a pair of ski shoes.
* Shows up all over on ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''. Pam's often seen drinking a 40 after a night of partying, and Lana wears dark glasses into work after nights of heavy boozing. The only one who's not seen with hangovers is Archer... likely because he's perpetually drinking.
-->'''Archer:''' I'm afraid if I stop drinking all at once, the collective hangover would literally kill me.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': It's a RunningGag on the show to have [[TheAlcoholic Mr. Cat]] have a hangover during an episode, and as a result have a headache and overly sensitive hearing.