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->"''Kick the jukebox, slam the floor\\
Drink, drink, drink, drink some more\\
I can't think\\
Hey! What's in this drink?\\
It feels like somebody put something\\
Somebody put something in my drink''"
-->-- '''Music/TheRamones''', "Somebody Put Something In My Drink"

Tricking someone into drinking a drugged beverage. One of the most common causes of InstantSedation next to a TapOnTheHead. Used to knock out a {{Mook|s}}, to capture a hero or other good guy for evil purposes (such as [[PressGanged shanghaiing them onto a ship]]), or more insidiously, for purposes of date rape. If the other person suspects something, they may [[DiscreetDrinkDisposal discreetly dispose of the drink]] or attempt a PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo. Attempting to do this to several different people at once can overlap with OneDoseFitsAll.

One of TheOldestTricksInTheBook. To the disappointment of many horny guys, it does not work for [[ADateWithRosiePalms that]] purpose, so [[DontTryThisAtHome you're better not to attempt it]].

The person doing the drugging may ask WhyCantYouSayGoodNight, and the person who's been drugged may have some PartingFromConsciousnessWords.

When this is done by adding a lethal drug to outright kill someone, see TamperingWithFoodAndDrink. Especially in older works, a PoisonRing is used to dump the drug into the beverage. Compare LaxativePrank.

TruthInTelevision: Read all about the original Mickey Finn on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Finn_(drugs) Wikipedia]].

[[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do whatsoever with]] [[MickeyMouse a certain Disney mascot.]]



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', Tin gave Prince a can of special coffee claiming it would boost his abilities. Prince is suspicious and gives the drink to Yihwa instead, who drinks it and passes out, since the drink was naturally drugged. [[spoiler: That was [[BatmanGambit exactly as planned]], as she was now receptive to a PuppeteerParasite.]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has the BigBad of the Mahorafest arc drugging Negi and Setsuna so that they'll be forced to use her time machine to get back on schedule.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' has actually used this quite a few times in the manga, usually with Ranma just trying to end a date quicker. In an amusing example, female Ranma found herself roped into a date with a [[IllGirl sickly boy]] who wouldn't take his medicine unless she gave it to him... ''[[IntimateHealing personally]]''. After several unsuccessful tries to just dump the stuff in his mouth, she quickly went "Look over there!" and poured it into his drink, exactly as ''he'' poured sleeping powder into ''her'' drink. When she woke up a long time later, he STILL hadn't taken the medicine.
* ''LightNovel/{{Sukisho}}'' sees this done to [[spoiler:Sora and Nao, with Soushi drugging their tea and taking them in for a vaugely described medical exam.]]
* ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'':
** The heroes do this to an an entire detachment of Gallian soldiers during the third season. Since it's so dilute by that point, it takes longer for the effects to appear.
** Also at the end of second season where Saito slips a sleeping potion into Louise's glass of wine so he can [[spoiler:get Julio to take her to safety while he [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome sacrifices his life to delay an advancing army]].]]
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': To keep Jiraiya from interfering with her plans to deal with Orochimaru, Tsunade pours Jiraiya a shot of sake and adds some unidentified white powder to it. The powder has the effect of putting Jiraiya to sleep and sapping his chakra; Jiraiya comments that Tsunade is the only person he knows that can design a drug that can be slipped into a drink and unnoticed by a ninja. He even uses the term in the English dub after coming to.
* In the movie of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', a flashback shows that [[spoiler:Akio]] did this to [[spoiler:his sister Anthy]] and then took advantage of her sexually. This is icky enough, but it then goes on to show that afterwards he realized that she was awake and began to panic, and wound up [[spoiler:stabbing her and then falling out a window to his death]]. Yikes. Worse still? Turns out [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo they'd had each other's drinks]]. Partly contributing to the above spoilered event.
* From the [[Creator/KunihikoIkuhara same director]], ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' has several example of it.
** In episode 8 [[spoiler:Ringo]] drugs a cake that [[spoiler:Tabuki and Shouma]] eat, and proceeds to try and rape an unconscious [[spoiler:Tabuki]]. Luckily, an interruption stops anything from happening.
** And then in episode 10 [[spoiler:Shouma]] is given a spiked dessert when [[spoiler:hospitalized]], and the person who gave it to him [[spoiler:(Masako)]] kidnaps him afterwards.
** And in episode 14, [[spoiler:''Ringo'']] is the one in the receiving end, when [[spoiler:Yuri]] drugs her drink to [[spoiler:rape her]].
* If Auguste Beau from ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta'' offers you wine, drink it at your own risk. [[spoiler:Rosemariné]] fell victim to this in the past, and later in the story, so does [[spoiler:Serge]]. The results in both cases are... less than pleasant.
* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', [[spoiler:Maverick]] has a habit of drugging people's drinks before he [[spoiler:wipes their mind]].
* ''Manga/SoulEater'': The Thompson Sisters managed to keep [[spoiler:Giriko]] unconscious while his base was being infiltrated by pretending to be his maids, convincing him to go out with them for some drinks, and slipping drugs into his drink. Kid was quite curious as to ''why'' they had drugs on them, especially considering they probably hadn't come up with such a plan before they left home.
* Happens to Mugen (and maybe Jin) in ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', when they wake up they have no money. Earlier in the series Mugen falls for a TamperingWithFoodAndDrink involving sake and ''One-Night Mushroom''.
* One episode of ''Anime/HellGirl'' has a sleazeball of a guy drugging his girlfriend this way, so that another friend of his can "borrow" her for the evening in order to finally lose his virginity.
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz'', this happens to Relena at a meeting concerning the L3 colonies. Her tea is drugged, and when she wakes up, she's being held hostage by the Mariemaia faction.
* ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'': ''Satellizer'', of all people, tries to do this to Kazuya under the advice of Elizabeth. Fridge Brilliance comes out when you remember that Satellizer is a BrokenAce who has RapeAsBackstory, and thus has no experience in seducing boys and probably doesn't know that its such a bad idea to drug someone you like.
* Happens often in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', where culprits tend to drug the food or the drinks of their prospect victims. i.e., [[spoiler: Ran once gets pills slid in her coffee by a suspect who then [[KillItWithWater tries to drown her]] to throw Kogoro and others off]] and much later [[spoiler: Shiratori gets similarly drugged by a prospect murderess as a part of her plan to give herself an alibi while she kills her cheating boyfriend.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* This has been a recurring problem in DC Comics. In at least one ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' story, some of those mickeys cause MindControl.
* In one Creator/MarvelComics story that echoes ancient Egyptian myth, Sekhmet, the goddess of destruction, is defeated when Amadeus Cho [[http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p388/proteus_lives/Scan11946.jpg force-feeds her chloral hydrate]], turning her into Hathor, [[http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p388/proteus_lives/Scan11947.jpg goddess of love]]... and apparently, [[OddJobGods goddess of LOLcats.]]
* Happens to Gabe Webb in ''ComicBook/TheMazeAgency Annual'' #1.
* ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'':
** Papa Smurf in the comic book story "The Smurfs and the Book That Tells Everything" was given a glass of smurfonade after he had collapsed and was brought back to the village, which was laced with a formula that the book gave to Lazy for curing insomnia. While he was asleep, his little Smurfs locked him inside his own house.
** Before that, in the comic book version of "The Astro Smurf" (and its AnimatedAdaptation), Papa Smurf had put a sleeping potion in the raspberry juice that he had Astro Smurf drink before he went into his spaceship to take off.
** And the rebel Smurfs who break Jokey out of prison in "King Smurf" do the same thing with a Smurf guard and a bottle of raspberry juice that was offered to him.
* Maria does this to Gisburn to put him out of action so the Jesters can frame him for their plan in ''ComicBook/SherwoodTexas'' #3.
* In the Carl Barks-penned ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]]'' story "Back to the Klondike", saloon owner Glittering Goldie manages to steal Scrooge's Goose Egg gold nugget after putting a drug in his coffee and dumping him outside of town after going through his pockets. He immediately went back and [[OneManArmy roughed up everyone in the place]] before retrieving his record-size nugget, getting an I.O.U. out of Goldie for losing the rest of his gold in a card game, and kidnapping her to work on his claim in the mountains.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In the ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' newspaper comic, Conan is slipped a mickey by the tavern wench Renea, who sells him to slavers while he is unconscious.

[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* In most if not all versions of the fairytale "Literature/TheTwelveDancingPrincesses", the princesses prevent anyone from learning the secret of how their dancing shoes are worn out every night by giving their assigned watchers a drugged drink; the hero must perform a DiscreetDrinkDisposal in order to stay awake and solve the mystery. Creator/RobinMcKinley's version of the story hangs a lampshade on the fact that nobody previous to the hero thought to do this but simply drank what they were given.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* A more benign version in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fanfic ''Fanfic/StepByStep'': [=McCoy=] drugs Kirk's soup and drink to make sure he gets some sleep. He gets a double whammy because he actually drank both.
* ''Fanfic/{{Shatterheart}}'':
** Another benign variant when Kurogane laces Syaoran's food with pain medication to force the latter to take his medicine.
** Healer Hinata also does this to Kurogane by lacing his food and tea with sedatives. [[HypocriticalHumor Kurogane gets very angry at this.]]
* In ''Maleficent'' fanfic ''Fanfic/YourServantMistress'', Stefan did this to Maleficent to be able to rape her.
* In ''FanFic/NobodyDies'', Asuka's date attempts this in Chapter 11. Fortunately for her, though, Gendo had set up a sting operation, and shut down any date rape before they could even leave the restaurant, then threw the asshole to [[Main/TheDreaded Rei]].

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Basil and Dawson are given drugged drinks in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''. Basil is GenreSavvy enough to test his drink first, but Dawson is not so fortunate.
* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Asterix Conquers America]]'', the Indian medicine man tricks Asterix, Obelix and Getafix into smoking a tainted peace pipe to knock them out. Getafix even [[AnachronismStew anachronistically]] says "He's slipped us a Mickey."
* In ''Disney/TheAristocats'' the butler adds [[ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare enough sleeping pills to kill a human]][[note]]On his end that made sense, since it's not like he cared whether the pills or the river would kill them.[[/note]] to the "creme de la creme a la Edgar" he serves the cats for dinner.
* In ''Anime/TheFantasticAdventuresOfUnico'' the baron slips something into Katy's wine that makes her pass out. [[DateRape It's disturbingly clear what he plans to do after...]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', Sally typically knocks her creator Dr. Finkestein out by putting a plant called "Deadly Nightshade" into his food so she can sneak into the town. She's done this enough times that the doctor becomes suspicious when one of her meals is covered in an ingredient strong enough to cover the scent of anything.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Done to Nina in ''Film/BlackSwan'' when she's at the bar with Lily. {{M|indScrew}}aybe.
* Done both to and by the main character of ''Film/TheRundown'', using poisonous native fruit.
* In the 1956 film ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', Fix drugs Passepartout's drink and knocks him out--in the book, he just gets him drunk and persuades him to smoke opium, with the same result.
* In ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', Jackie Treehorn makes a "Hell of a Caucasian" for the Dude.
* Nicely avoided by the would be victim in the 50s black-and-white film ''Film/TheHouseOnTelegraphHill''. The husband brings a carafe of orange juice with one glass poured out. Due to the rest of the film the wife is very suspicious. When the husband returns to the room he asks why she hasn't drunk her juice and she says that it tasted funny. He pours a glass from the jug, tells her it tastes fine and makes her drink her own glass. Shortly afterwards he admits the juice in the glass was poisoned and that she is dying. He's a bit upset when she tells him that she poured a fresh glass, poured the first glass back into the jug and washed that glass.
* This is also an Creator/AbbottAndCostello routine. Lou realizes his drink has been poisoned, so he distracts the bad guy ("HELLO! Steve, old boy!") so he can switch the glasses. HilarityEnsues, especially when the move was faked.
* Film/TheThreeStooges also did several variations on the theme, often with a disgusting cocktail Moe would dub an [[PigLatin "Icky-may"]]. In "Pals and Gals", the recipient of the spiked drink [[DudeNotFunny actually died]]!
* In ''Film/TheBankDick'', W.C. Fields labors to keep the bank examiner from doing his job - lures him into his regular saloon for a quick drink, and surreptitiously asks the bartender if "Michael Finn" has been in. The doctored drink leaves the examiner very ill.
* Used twice on Rigby Reardon in ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid''.
* ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'': Kara gives James Bond a martini laced with chloral hydrate.
* ''Film/ThePresidentsAnalyst'':
** Affable Soviet spy Kropotkin rescues Dr. Schaefer and gives him a drink from a flask while appealing to his sense of reason to get him to defect to Russia... but to cover his bases, the drink is drugged to knock him out.
** Earlier on, an agent of the [[spoiler: Canadian Secret Service]] adds LSD to the ice supply of a nightclub, sending everyone who drinks (including several Federal agents) into a tripped-out orgy, and making it easy to abduct the doctor in the chaos.
* ''Film/{{Johnny English Reborn}}'': [[spoiler: Simon Ambrose]] plans on drugging Pegasus this way.
* In ''Film/DivineSecretsOfTheYaYaSisterhood'', the titular sisterhood slips a roofie into Sidda's drink so they can take her to the old cabin and explain to her the secrets of her mother's past.
* In ''Film/HardCandy'', 32-year old pedophile Jeff Kohlver learns the hard way that the rules about never letting someone else mix your drink apply both ways when his would-be victim, 14-year-old Hayley Stark, [[TheHunterBecomesTheHunted turns the tables]] and drugs him this way.
* Irene Adler pulls a clever one on Holmes in ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' using an ''unopened'' bottle of wine. [[spoiler:She uses a syringe to inject the drug through the cork and a match to re-melt the wax and conceal the hole.]]
* Pretty much the primary plot point of ''Film/TheHangover''.
* In ''Film/{{Viridiana}}'', Don Jaime asks Viridiana, a novitiate nun, to stay with him at his mansion and marry him. When she refuses, he serves her drugged coffee, and nearly rapes her.
* Done in ''Film/TheNakedTruth'' , at one point to someone who was Micky Finned the previous evening from the very same bottle. [[IdiotBall At the very same place]].
* ''Film/{{Eraser}}''. Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger takes a bottled water invitingly placed in a bucket in front of him. When one of the corrupt feds also goes to take one, TheMole quietly stops him and gives him a drink from the fridge, saying: "You'll like this better." Within moments Arnie's feeling the effects of the knockout drug -- of course it [[{{Determinator}} doesn't slow him down much]].
* The point of the 1950 film, ''Film/{{DOA}}''. The protagonist is told he's been poisoned, and has only a couple of days to live. The film chronicles him trying to find out who poisoned him and why.
* In ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' the villain does this to the protagonist and [[spoiler:cuts off her wings]].
* In ''Film/{{Misery}}'' a kidnapped Paul tries it, but his captor accidentally knocks the glass over.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Mystique slips a drug into Magneto's guard's drink in order to knock him out so she could inject enough metal in his body for Magneto to sense and manipulate to break out of prison.
** Subverted in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': The NATO general responds to the Hellfire Club's first display of mutant powers with "What the hell did you put in my drink?!", thinking that he must be hallucinating.
* In ''Film/ImJuli'', a poison ring filled with LSD is used to drug and rob the hero.
* In ''Film/TheGoodTheBadTheWeird'', Tae-go is slipped a mickey by one of the girls in the brothel/opium den, so the pimp can steal the map and sell it to the Japanese.
* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', while floundering on a test that involves seducing a specified target, a strange man suggests Rohypnol to the Kingsman candidates. [[spoiler:Turns out it's already been done to ''their own'' drinks]].
* In ''Film/ShishOBesh'' Panis drugs the AmoralAttorney's juice so that the gang can break open his safe. Davood later drinks it as well.
* ''Film/TheSeventhContinent'', the parents trick their daughter into drinking poison. The little girl comments on the bitterness of the beverage.
* In ''Film/WhenDarknessFalls'', Leyla's family uses this twice on her. First after [[spoiler: Nina's death]], then after [[spoiler: Leyla reports her family to the police]].
* In ''Film/ShutIn'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:Stephen has been drugging his mother the whole time, which caused her hallucinations]].
* In ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017'', Ratchett has his coffee spiked with barbital before he is murdered. When Poirot sniffs the coffee cup he remarks "[[PoirotSpeak a mickey has been slipped]]".

* ''Literature/ParadiseRot'': Thierry does this to Kyle when he starts being too loud [[spoiler:about the zombies]] in his Tavern. Results in [[InstantSedation Instant Sedation.]]
* In the ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'' story "The Guy With the Eyes", Callahan saves the world by slipping an alien advance scout a Mickey Finn so he misses his check in with his alien overlords. Said scout clued Callahan in on how to defeat him by giving the alias Michael Finn.
* In ''The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight'', the stupid [[TheMafia Mafia gang]] needs a way to disable some bodyguards without killing them. Naturally, they have heard of a "Mickey Finn" and decide to try it. Of course, being who they are, they find out that [[spoiler:once they put it in the drink and offer it to the bodyguards, the bodyguards immediately notice that their drink smells funny. A gang member has to force them to drink it under threat of shooting them]].
* In ''Going for the Gold'', a mystery novel by [[Literature/JohnPutnamThatcher Emma Lathen]], one of the athletes is slipped OTC cold medicines right before going down the ski run. Because she never takes medications, the "drowsiness" side effect hits her much harder than normal. Because she ''is'' an Olympic skier (the setting is the Lake Placid Olympics), she makes it down the ski run in one piece and can still provide important evidence.
* Used on Sam Spade in ''Literature/TheMalteseFalcon''.
* The title character of ''Mac Slade Private Dick: The Case of the Hardboiled Dicks'' mistakes "Mickey Finn" for a real person.
* In the short story ''The Fly-By-Night'', a father attempts this on his daughter Celia, as he fears she's fallen under the titular creature's spell and wouldn't let him dispose of it if she was awake. To ensure she's knocked out, he uses ''eight'' ground-up sleeping pills. [[spoiler: She notices the odd taste, but he forces her to drink anyway, completely destroying their relationship in the process. Not that it matters with the MandatoryTwistEnding calling in DiabolusExMachina, anyway...]]
* In ''Sunny Ella'', wicked stepmother Mona brings Ella a cup of tea as a peace offering after an argument. Not surprisingly the tea was drugged, to ensure Ella didn't wake up while Mona performed a rather nasty surgery on her.
* A hallucinogenic version happens to Drake Firebrace in the ''Literature/NorthlandSeries''.
* In the Katherine Kurtz novel ''High Deryni'', [[spoiler:Stefan Coram]], who has been masquerading for several years as Rhydon of Eastmarch, breaks out a flask for a traditional toast at the start of a four-on-four arcane duel. He takes the first swig himself and lets his three colleagues drink before stopping King Kelson and his side from partaking. The flask was poisoned to ensure the outcome of the battle, but the poison was sufficiently slow-acting to allow for the ''{{Denouement}}'' and the CoupDeGrace.
* In the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' book ''Armageddon'', Chloe Williams drank a milkshake with a drug in it that put her to sleep, enabling the GC to transfer her from San Diego to Illinois.
* In the Literature/JeevesAndWooster novel ''Jeeves and the Tie that Binds,'' Jeeves of all people resorts to using this to obtain the stolen Junior Ganymede club book. Among other motivations, the book contained potentially damaging information about just about every upper-class Londoner.
* In ''[[Literature/MythAdventures Myth-ing Persons]]'', this is how the fugitives frame Aahz for murder, plying him with a drugged drink and planting fake evidence for him to get caught with, upon awakening. Skeeve's other friends tease Aahz about falling for such an old gimmick.
* ''[[Literature/PhiloVance The Scarab Murder Case]]'': Dr. Bliss' coffee is spiked with opium [[note]]legally available at that time, it was part of his first aid kit[[/note]] to keep him from hearing an Egyptian statue being dropped on top of Murder Victim #1. [[spoiler:Bliss spiked the coffee himself, as an alibi.]]
* In the Literature/PhryneFisher novel ''Death by Water'', Phyrne's companion Dot is slipped a mickey to keep her out of the way while Phryne's cabin is searched. Phryne is ready to inflict serious physical harm on the perpetrator when she finds out.
* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', this is Oreg's story of how he was MadeASlave. He was given some soup, drank it, and next thing he knew, he [[GeniusLoci was]] [[PoweredByAForsakenChild castle Hurog.]]
* In ''Literature/PhoenixRising'', Kyri is captured by an enemy this way. Played with; she's cautious enough to only pretend to drink from the glass, but it turns out the knock-out stuff isn't the drink, it's magically incorporated into the glass itself. (And to make sure he doesn't accidentally take the wrong glass, he explains, all the glasses in that set are identically enchanted, but the trigger is the touch of ''female'' lips -- which prompts disquieting thoughts about why he would happen to own a set of glasses like that in the first place.)
* Literature/{{Parker}} gets slipped a mickey by the middleman Brock when he shows up asking questions about Rosenstein and Uhl in ''The Sour Lemon Score''. He is interrogated using TruthSerum and then wakes up in an alley with all of his valuables gone and doused in cheap wine to make him seem like a hobo.
* This backfires in ''The Golden Gate'' by Creator/AlistairMaclean. The police drug the food sent to feed the hostages and their captors, with the drugged plates secretly marked so their undercover agent can make sure the criminals get them. Unfortunately one of the hostages is so hungry he grabs a plate, scoffs it down, then dies of a heart attack. The leader naturally thinks the food is poisoned, and orders the hostages to eat all the food at gunpoint. The undercover agent eats from one plate, then when he's handed a drugged plate he throws it down and objects to his humiliation, getting the other hostages to join in. As the leader of the criminals is a VillainWithGoodPublicity, he decides not to force the issue.
* In ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', Melena doesn't remember Elphaba's conception because the man, [[spoiler:the future wizard]], gave her a drugged elixir. The elixir also caused Elphaba's green skin.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' episode "[[Recap/TheAdventuresOfSupermanS1E18DrumsOfDeath Drums of Death]]", the bad guy gives Perry White's sister Kate drugged tea, enabling him to brainwash her.
* ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'': The Season 4 episode "A Silent Cry," where the college-aged daughter of one of Walker's friends is raped by a group of guys after one of them places a GHB-like substance in her drink. The girl was one of several of the gang's victims (one of whom dies as a result), and Walker and Trivette spend the episode searching for the group.
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' TOS episode "The Jeopardy Room''. A Soviet commissar tricks a defector into drinking a glass of drugged wine with him to put him to sleep so the defector can be placed in a DeathTrap.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'':
** Londo gets slipped a mickey in "[[{{Recap/BabylonFiveS01E03BornToThePurple}} Born to the Purple]]".
** The episode "[[{{Recap/BabylonFiveS04E18IntersectionsInRealTime}} Intersections in Real Time]]" uses a drugged ''sandwich''. (That one is implied to cause extreme nausea, rather than sedation. The audience gets a massive DiscretionShot.)
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'':
** Peter, Suresh, and Parkman do this to Noah's alcohol in order to kidnap and interrogate him. After he passes out, they carry him out of the bar by casually saying, "Looks like our friend had a few too many."
** Which was a HoistByHisOwnPetard moment, as Noah and the Haitian had done the same to Parkman early in the first season.
** And Suresh had done this before; during first season, he drugged [[BigBad Sylar's]] tea in order to interrogate him.
* Parodied in ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'':
-->'''George:''' I'm gonna slip him a mickey.\\
'''Jerry:''' What? In his drink? Are you outta your mind? What? Are you Creator/PeterLorre?
* On ''Series/{{Ed}}'', Shirley once suggested solving a problem by "slipping them a mickey". She didn't seem to know what it was.
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': Cardiff Branch has something they call "{{Retcon}}" which is given to unsuspecting people like a Mickey to give them LaserGuidedAmnesia.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', of course, has to deal with the aftermath of victims being slipped Mickeys.
* Ditto ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and its spinoffs. One ep of the original had Catherine wake up naked in a motel room after one of these. She wasn't raped, but photos taken were used to try and blackmail her casino mogul father.
* In ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'', a senator whose daughter was raped attempted to set up the rapist by having a woman get with him and then claim to have been raped by him. But the ploy backfired when the [=CSIs=] found the levels of GHB/Rophypnol would have been at lethal levels if she'd actually been given them by him at the time she said.
* ''Series/TheATeam'':
** The team often drugged B.A.'s milk so they wouldn't have to deal with his fear of flying.
** In "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E21DeadlyManuevers Deadly Manuevers]]", one of the villains delivers milk to the A-Team. However, the milk is spiked with "a powerful sedative" that is meant to incapacitate them. (However, from the pain it causes the afflicted Hannibal and B.A., it seems more like poison than sedative.)
** In "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E16Champ Champ!]]", the antagonists drug the water in which B.A.'s mouth guard is rinsed when they realize that he has no intention of throwing the fight as ordered. Unfortunately for them, it makes him woozy but it doesn't stop him from beating his opponent.
* On ''Series/TheWestWing'' Zoey, the President's daughter, has agreed to take ecstasy but is getting cold feet. Her boyfriend decides to move things along by putting the drug in her drink. What he doesn't know is that GHB has been substituted for the drug he thought was E. (GHB is perhaps not as pernicious as popularly portrayed, but mixing it with alcohol is a very bad idea.) Thus begins a kidnapping plot which leads to a Constitutional crisis [[spoiler: (the President--aware of the frightening implications of his willingness to do almost anything to get her back--agrees to temporarily give up his office under the 25th Amendment). She's found alive, eventually]].
* Happens a couple of times in ''Series/{{House}}''. Mainly between House, Wilson, and Cuddy.
* In ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', this happens to Ben in the episode "Old Cherry Blossom Road" via a cup of tea. Things get worse from there.
* Happens in three episodes of ''Series/{{Misfits}}''. Played for laughs in the first case, as Nathan's brother spikes Simon's beer with ecstasy to get him to enjoy the party (and accidentally reversing his power in the process); most definitely not played for laughs when Mark spikes girls' drinks as a prelude to rape. In the fourth series opener, Rudy drugs Jess and Finn's drinks while under the influence of Michael's MacGuffin obsession power.
* An episode of ''Series/ItAintHalfHotMum'' was based around the Concert Party having Sergeant Major's drink spiked so he would act drunk and disorderly and be demoted. However, Graham (who's recently been appointed an acting NCO) takes the blame for Williams's actions, and returns to the rank of Gunner.
* In ''Series/ILoveLucy'', in the first episode ever filmed, Lucy cuckoos out believing Ricky is planning to murder her. Naturally he responds, worried about her jumpiness, by spiking her drink with sleeping powder.
-->'''Lucy:''' I got a Micky from Ricky!
* Hank is a victim of it in the ''Series/{{Californication}}'' season 5 finale.
* On an early episode of ''Series/ThePractice'' Lindsay can't figure out why she's so violently ill one morning. It turns out an ex she met up with the previous night drugged her in order to have sex with her. (When confronted, he actually defends himself by saying that Lindsay was always so uptight about sex, she needed help to "loosen up.")
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode [[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime "Amok Time"]], [=McCoy=] gives Kirk a shot, saying that it would help Kirk breathe the thinner Vulcan air. He really gave Kirk a neural paralyzer that made it look like he was dead.
* ''Series/{{Copper}}'': The Union army is contracting civilians to act as recruiters. A particularly unscrupulous group of them like to approach young men in taverns, drug their drinks, kidnap them and then hold them prisoner until they can be delivered as "volunteers" to the army.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E3TheEdgeOfDestruction The Edge of Destruction]]", the Doctor drugs Barbara and Ian's drinks to knock them out so he can investigate what is happening to the TARDIS without interference. Ian doesn't fall for it, however.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen The Tomb of the Cyberman]]", Kaftan drugs Victoria's coffee to knock her out.
** Done quite cleverly in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius The Brain of Morbius]]", when Solon offers the Doctor wine. After a short time away with other characters we return to a Doctor who is acting giddy and talkative and moving in an uncoordinated way. Nothing suspicious about that... until he suddenly passes out. The time skip was actually a lot shorter than it looked and he's actually drunk very little - he only appeared so out of it because he was drugged. Sarah was pouring her wine away, and as soon as she realises what happened to the Doctor she quickly fakes passing out.
* In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E9EmpressOfMars Empress of Mars]]", Jackdaw drugs Sergeant-Major Peach's tea so he can loot what he thinks is a tomb. Bad move.
* ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'': Henry does this to Bert in "Death Do Us Part", drugging Bert's tea so he can escape from Phryne's house. To add insult to injury, he steals Bert's cab.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. The sociopathic Root grinds up a drug she's stolen from a chemist and slips it into a woman's drink (she's addicted to painkillers, so it's probably meant to look like an overdose). When the woman collapses, Root uses the distraction to steal her mobile phone as she's TheMistress of her target, to whom she sends a text to [[ComeAlone lure him into a trap]].
-->'''Root:''' She'll be OK. [[BaitAndSwitchComment In a few months.]]
** In another episode, Harold's then-partner Dillinger finally brings Harold the correct type of tea; Harold barely registers this enough to be grateful, but does take a couple sips while trying to work and talk at the same time. Halfway through realizing that Dillinger's got a different plan, Harold starts feeling the effects and glances at the tea cup in horror. One has to wonder if Dillinger had been faking his failure to learn/remember the right tea brand, just to have this ace in the hole (expecting Harold to be too gratified to be suspicious). (Not to mention how much sedative was in the drink, given that two sips easily knocked Harold out within a couple minutes -- what would've happened if he had gulped it down instead?)
-->'''Harold:''' Mr. Dillinger... what have you done?
* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Earl explains an item his dad brought up on his ListOfTransgressions. Back when Earl was a young boy, he didn't get along with his dad, who was often in a grumpy mood when he came home from work. Earl was envious of his friend Eric, who had a "cool" mom. Turns out the reason she was so "cool" was that she was mixing her prescription pills with alcohol. Earl swiped some pills from her, and dropped them into his dad's whiskey at his parents' anniversary party. It resulted in Mr. Hickey goosing female guests, attempting to start a [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy key party]], and being ExiledToTheCouch for a week (and very nearly divorced.)
** Used again in the Witch Lady episode by the titled antagonist to kidnap her revenge victims. It works on everyone except [[LatinLover Catalina]], who has been victim of this trope so many times ''she's immune.'' [[TooDumbToLive She tied herself up]] [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain since she felt bad for how hard the Witch Lady tried.]]
* In ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'', this happens to Sam Tyler as part of a blackmail: the villain of the week (a nightclub owner and local gangster) hires one of his dancing-girls to seduce and date-rape Tyler (whilst he's ChainedToABed) when he threatens to bring in her employer. [[spoiler: She eventually relents and destroys the photographic evidence, leading to her murder.]]
* ''Series/IClaudius''. The wife of a Roman official is drugging his wine so she can have an affair with Serjanus while he's asleep. Serjanus convinces her they have to MurderTheHypotenuse instead, as [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity he'll eventually become resistant to the drug]].
* In one episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' a bridesmaid at a wedding slips roofies into the drink of one of the groomsmen as part of a plan to seduce the groom in order to get the wedding called off.
* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'': In "Swan Song", Tommy Brown (Music/JohnnyCash) hands his two victims a thermos of drugged coffee while they are flying. This puts them to sleep, and he bails out, leaving the plane to crash.

* The video for Toby Keith's "As Good as I Once Was" shows Keith dropping a GHB pill in a young woman's drink. However, when one of Keith's other friends returns sooner than expected, Keith quickly gulps down the drugged drink.
* In the second verse of the Music/{{Eminem}}[=/=]Music/DrDre song "Guilty Conscience," Em, as the [[GoodAngelBadAngel Bad Angel]], has slipped something into a 15-year-old girl's drink and is pressuring the guy to take advantage of her. Dre, being the Good Angel, vehemently objects to this.
* Subverted in Christmas song "Baby It's Cold Outside". It is about a man trying to convince a woman not to leave during a storm. It contains the lyrics "What's in this drink?". That line, along with the man's aggressive attitude, leads modern viewers to view it as this. However, the original intention was that the woman really wants to stay longer but denies it. The "drink" line is supposed to be her simply asking what's in the drink, nothing more[[note]]An alternative explanation is that it was a common idiom where someone blames their actions on alcohol.[[/note]]. Due to the ValuesDissonance, many covers either replace or outright remove the line.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* In 2006, when legislation was proposed to require professional wrestling organizations to test its performers for drugs, a storyline was contrived and intertwined with the Wrestling/VinceMcMahon-Shawn Michaels feud, whereby [=McMahon=]'s daughter Stephanie placed a powdery substance in Michaels' water bottle before his match against Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon. Predictably, Michaels began to get woozy and eventually passed out from the powder's effects, leading to Shane's easy victory; Vince subsequently pinned an unconscious Michaels in an impromptu match immediately following -- after which the Spirit Squad, a band of obnoxious male cheerleaders, beat down the prone Michaels.
* The storyline continued on a later episode of ''Wrestling/{{WWERAW}}'', with Wrestling/VinceMcMahon attempting to drug Wrestling/TripleH's water. Triple H, however, was wise to this trick and -- when Vince walked out of the room -- switched drinks.[[note]]Triple H switching the drinks was seen only by the television audience and not shown on the Titantron in the arena.[[/note]] During the subsequent Triple H-Shane [=McMahon=] match, Triple H pretended to "pass out," but when Shane turned to taunt the audience, he went into a dazed state and fell unconscious. Vince [[OhCrap realized what had happened]]... before turning to see an angry Triple H waiting to finish him off.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/RedDragonInn'', you play as RPG explorers who are enjoying off time in an inn trying to get your rivals drunk, roughed-up or broke. Gerki The Rogue has one card that actually says Slipping a Mickey, whereas the other adventurers are (only slightly) more discreet (such as using holy magic to turn water into wine).

* In ''Theatre/DamnYankees'', Lola puts four pills into Applegate's drink the night before the last game of the season, intending to have him sleep while the Senators win the pennant.
* In ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'', Aunt Abby and Aunt Martha poison lonely old men who have no family to put them out of their misery. They hold a prayer service for them, and the bodies end up in the "Panama Canal." (basement)
* Briefly mentioned in ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'' as a way to possibly deal with Miss Hannigan.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Done to VideoGame/MaxPayne by [[FemmeFatale Mona Sax]] in the first game. Turns into {{Narm}} on repeated viewings. Sax offers to buy Payne a drink, and he ''says'' "As long as you don't try to slip me a mickey." We see him start to lose consciousness two panels later.
* In the ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam & Max]]'' episode ''What's New, Beelzebub?'', the eponymous duo mess up a party by spiking the punch with the juice of the Forbidden Fruit. Detective Flint Paper uses this exact expression:
--> '''Flint Paper''': Somebody put a Mickey Finn in the happy juice and I'm gonna find out who!
* [[TheTrickster Ledon]] from ''VideoGame/SuikodenI'' does this to the active party when they stop at his inn on the way up Mt. Tigerwolf by putting sedatives in their tea so he can take their belongings.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSaboteur'', the FemmeFatale Skylar drugs Sean in order to secret him away to her superiors in the British Intelligence. Bonus points for, upon realizing it, Sean says "You slipped me a Mickey."
* The MadDoctor in ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' tries to do this to Madison so that he can tie her up in his basement and [[MedicalHorror vivisect]] her.
* Yakuza uses this, the original one, where one of the side quests is "saving" a DamselInDistress, and she takes him for a drink as a thank you, and in a subversion, you can decline the drink after you see a cutscenes of her/the bartender slip it in. If you don't you realize something's amiss when the enemy that harassed her comes in acting pleasant. Then Kiryu delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and ends up getting all the money they made off of the SchmuckBait. If you do drink or somehow [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu lose the fight]], you wake up without a large amount of Yen missing, and have to go on a fetch quest as you bounce from beating the bartender for information until you find the woman.
* In ''VideoGame/SeasonOfMysteryTheCherryBlossomMurders'', the villain seems to have a line in killing people while making it look like suicide, and to make sure there isn't any fuss, he drugs them first. The powder he accidentally leaves near a victim's teacup is one piece of evidence found by the protagonist, and the discovery of his discarded pill bottle is another.
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', you can spike the wine at the White Gloves' banquet with Med-X as part of the Beyond The Beef quest.
* Parodied in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. A roofie is a piece of the frat house roof that frat boys use to knock people out and do horrible things to them. You can use this against enemies:
--> You slip your opponent the roofie. By which, of course, I mean you chuck it at his head (or head-analogue) as hard as you can. It makes a satisfying thud, and your opponent looks pretty dazed, if those cartoon birds circling his head are any indication.
* [[spoiler:Pavel]] does this to [[spoiler:Artyom]] in ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight''. It sets off a good part of the plot from here on then.
* The backstory of ''VideoGame/{{Infidel}}'': The protagonist was leading an expedition to unearth a lost pyramid, but his cruelty and incompetence led his subordinates to decide they'd had enough. One of them slipped a drug in his drink, and when he woke up the entire expedition had packed up and gone home, leaving him alone in the desert.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Nameless}} - The One Thing You Must Recall -'', [[spoiler: Tei frequently drugs the heroine's "ZZZ" tea.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', Cyndi has this done twice to Stan, her opponent in the student council presidential election, the first time successfully.
* In ''Webcomic/WizardSchool'', Goatsie is excited at a summoned pile of drugs because he wants to [[http://www.meetmyminion.com/?p=1309 slip someone a roofie.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'', the farmer's clever daughter [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/fcd-01/#.T2911tm6SuI does this to the king]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2053 Slick is offered some.]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even he]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2054 rejects it.]]
* Suzy Gee falsely (as it turns out) accuses Gav of doing this to her.
-->'''Suzy:''' That was before you slipped me a goofy!\\
'''Gav:''' I think you mean a roofie.\\
'''Suzy:''' Actually, I think I meant a mickey.
* This [[http://thinkbeforeyouthink.net/?comic=20120601-ignorance-is-bliss happens to Sarah]] in ''Webcomic/ThinkBeforeYouThink''.
* In the backstory of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Lucrezia does this [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20041210 to Klaus]] so she can get him out of the way while she marries Bill Heterodyne.
** It later happens to Lucrezia [[spoiler: [[GrandTheftMe in Agatha's body]]]] as well as Klaus [[spoiler: [[GrandTheftMe in Gil's body]]]] and various other characters, to get Lucrezia out of the picture and to help the protagonists escape without using force, except this time it's drugged ''cake''.
* In ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'', Hilary [[spoiler:roofies Pip's drink to make him ''think'']] they had sex.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Moxie}}'', Choco [[spoiler::is seen [[http://www.moxiecomic.com/comic/ch-1-pg-13/ drugging Mari's drink,]] which quickly causes her to [[http://www.moxiecomic.com/comic/ch-1-pg-17/ pass out.]]]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'', Liquid's plan to nonviolently dissolve a MexicanStandoff in a drugstore is to have a psychic with JediMindTrick powers convince everyone that they're very thirsty, and then give them drugged water. [[InstantSedation Everyone passes out within thirty seconds]], because Liquid accidentally overdosed the pills, [[RealityEnsues and everyone ends the night getting their stomachs pumped]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* At Halloween in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', Whateley Academy student G-Force (one of the Cape Squad, but with homophobic issues) is given a mickey, but it's a deviser drug that amps up his powers and lessens his inhibitions. After that, a telepath aims him at a student with known gender issues. Badness happens.
* ''Website/TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/silvio-berlusconi-i-think-the-leader-of-the-worlds,18627/ I Think the Leader of the World's Tenth-Largest Economy Put Something in My Drink]]
* In ''The Adventures of Theatre/TheLeagueOfSTEAM'' episode "Two for Dinner", a vampire tries this with the classical ring containing powdered drug on his guests, Crackitus Potts and vampire hunter Sir Conrad.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': The use of GHB substances and similar "mickeys" was a common gag used by the antagonists, in an attempt to gain the upper hand. Examples:
** ''The Fair Haired Hare'': In a cartoon where Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam are battling over property rights, Sam drops a poisonous powder in Bugs' carrot juice. Bugs is immediately wise to the trick and tries to switch glasses, but when an irritated Sam tries to get the upper hand, Bugs spins the table around à la a roulette wheel. Sam loses his patience and forces Bugs (at gunpoint) to drink, but only after he agrees to drink his glass. Of course, Bugs drinks the pure carrot juice... and Sam blasts off like a rocket and lands several miles away.
** The WWII-era short ''Plane Daffy'' has spy Hata Mari slipping a courier a drink from a bottle labelled "Mickeyblitz Finnkrieg" (complete with lemon slice and cherry on a toothpick straight from the bottle) -- the courier promptly starts babbling secrets like an auctioneer.
** Witch Hazel does this in her first cartoon, ''Bewitched Bunny'', in an attempt to knock out Bugs so she can cook and eat him.
--->'''Witch Hazel:''' Double, double, pour it in, for the rabbit's Mickey Finn.
** In ''Hare Remover'', when Elmer is preparing to make Bugs test his scientific formula, Bugs [[BreakingTheFourthWall tells the audience]] that he thinks Elmer's trying to slip him one.
* Done in Columbia's ''The Schooner the Better'' by a Buzz Buzzard expy trying to conscript a Chilly Willy-esque penguin, only to have the tables literally turned on him.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Quagmire likes getting his dates [[CrossesTheLineTwice Roofie Coladas]].
** "Friends Without Benefits" had Meg attempting to drug Chris with roofies (courtesy of Quagmire) to get close to her gay crush. When she has second thoughts about it, she throws them away and they get eaten by Stewie, thinking they were candy.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' where Captain Hero slips ''himself'' the roofie for the purpose of getting himself date raped, passes out, only to have Xandir point out it was a candy. [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe He gets annoyed when they don't take advantage of his faux-drugged state.]]
* Double subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' when the title characters slip a vial of "Spanish Fly" into what they think is a girl's milk -- moments before her boyfriend drinks it.
* In one ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode spoofing FilmNoir, Yakko is slipped a Mickey, meaning there's [[VisualPun a mouse in red shorts in his drink]]. He declines, saying, "Nice try, bub, but I work for Warners."
* Happens to Goofy in the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''How to Be a Detective''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'', in an attempt to have Nurse Olive Oyl care for him, force feeds spinach to Bluto to make Bluto beat him up so Popeye'll end up in the hospital.
* Papa Smurf's "Christmas spirit" in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAChristmasCarol'' slips itself into the smurfberry nog that Grouchy drinks to make him fall asleep on the floor. Or so he thinks.
* Parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode when the babies imitate a NoirEpisode after listening to an old radio show. Tommy goes into a juice bar and meets Lil, who is a mook for Angelica, pretending to have made a HeelFaceTurn. They drink bottles of juice, only for Tommy to realize too late that she had slipped him a bottle of warm milk. Tommy then passes out for a nap.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MikeTysonMysteries'', "Mite Tyson", Pigeon one time slipped a roofie into Yung's soda without her knowledge but she didn't drink it. And after Pigeon was kicked out of Mike's home, he waited at a bus stop and took a roofie to pass the time.
-->'''Pigeon:''' Maybe I'll get date raped. Huh. Meh, better than sitting on this bus bench.
* J.G. Quentil's short film ''2 in the AM PM'' mentions this trope by name when two gas station workers - one played by Quentil himself - are talking about candy. One of them insists on it and eventually the other takes it, only to find that it tastes funny. The first one eventually admits that he slipped weed into it...then remembers it was actually acid.
--> Second worker: "I've never done acid before! But even if I did, I'd much rather be told about it than...slipped some milk chocolate mickey!"
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext A giant coffee bean and his translator]] provide Mordecai and Rigby with [[MustHaveCaffeine coffee]] so they can work overtime to pay for concert tickets. After Mordecai and Rigby buy the tickets, they're offered more coffee - but realize too late they've been served chamomile tea. They pass out, and the bean and translator steal the tickets.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic:'' "Hearts and Hooves Day" sees the Cutie Mark Crusaders working on what they believe to be a love potion for Cheerilee and Big Mac. Only well after the effects kick in do they realize that they've actually created the equivalent of a date rape drug.

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