'''Basic Trope''': A work is bizarre to the extreme that the audience suspects the creator [[ArtisticStimulation wrote it while under the influence of some substance]]. The said creator wasn't using anything at all, or at least denies it.
* '''Straight''': Alice is the creator of a strange TV series that Bob insists ''had'' to be made while high. Alice proves she has never consumed any drugs at all; her mind just works that way.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice made a work that seems straight out of an acid trip/''Film/{{Zardoz}}'' (is there a difference?). She is a devout and observant Mormon.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice was drunk when she conceived the premise, but sober while she actually made the work that executed it.
* '''Justified''':
** Alice has schizophrenia.
** Alice used references, such as random thoughts that she got or her (self-admittedly) strange fetishes, that she could twist and intertwine carefully into the medium that causes the question to be asked.
** [[CloudCuckoolander Alice just thinks of things differently from nearly everybody else.]]
* '''Inverted''':
** [[TheStoner Alice is constantly high]], yet her work is completely mundane and ridiculously easy to understand.
** The trippy show was made after getting sober/getting off some prescription drugs.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN78DI12iis The show was made while mellowed out on Ritalin.]]
* '''Subverted''': Alice wasn't high while making the show...which isn't to say she doesn't partake.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** ...But she ''was'' high for that one episode Bob is asking about.
** Yes, she is on drugs: they calm her down and help her focus on her work. Which is truly crazy stuff.
* '''Parodied''': Alice's work is an incredibly obvious AuthorTract about the benefits of mind-altering drugs, down to the disjointed, psychotic narrator calling it LS...C. She still insists she doesn't do drugs.
* '''Zig Zagged''': The TV show is weird from the start, but initially Alice doesn't use drugs. She goes a bit insane from her fame and starts taking drugs to cope with the insanity. Ironically, the show gets a little more normal. She gets better and quits drugs, but the show gets crazier when she quits.
* '''Averted''': Alice isn't on drugs, and her TV show isn't weird at all.
* '''Enforced''': Alice has been commissioned to create a family-friendly WidgetSeries. Her bosses keep an eye on her to make sure she doesn't do drugs, since that might [[ContractualPurity taint the franchise with scandal]].
* '''Lampshaded''':
** "Whoever [[WhoWritesThisCrap wrote this]] ''had'' to have been high."
** Several of the songs that play throughout the series mention [[MushroomSamba being high on hallucinogens]] in their lyrics.
* '''Invoked''':
** Alice works just to get the feeling that the creation was an acceptable alternative to hallucinogens.
** Alice is a fan of Creator/LewisCarroll's style, as well as her parents apparently, but has any number of reasons not to use drugs, so she finds alternate ways to provoke oddness into ideas.
* '''Exploited''': Alice uses the weirdness of her show ''as an excuse to use drugs''.
* '''Defied''': The show is mostly normal, despite the fact that Alice uses mental exercises to get strangeness into her ideas.
* '''Discussed''': In an interview, the creator says, "You know, this whole 'was my work made on drugs' type inquisition is really nothing more than a way to punish creativity by saying my mind must have been under chemical influence."
* '''Conversed''': "Hold on, you're telling me that [[Creator/SalvadorDali Dalí]] never did anything stronger than Camembert cheese? ''Get outta here!''"
* '''Deconstructed''': MoralGuardians start saying the series is a bad influence on children (since lots of kids watch it), [[InsaneTrollLogic because they think the creator uses drugs, and thus the show promotes drug use as risk-free and consequence-free]].
* '''Reconstructed''': Alice states in interviews with with entertainment news sources (e.g. ''Entertainment Weekly'' or some FictionalCounterpart thereof) that she doesn't use drugs; her mind just works that way. MoralGuardians catch wind of these interviews and, now knowing the truth, they shut up.
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As bizarre as it might seem, WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs was not, in fact, made on drugs. Mostly.
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