Drinking Game / Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

General Triggers

  • Drink whenever you hear CHUNG-CHUNG.
  • Drink whenever someone says the word "rape".
    • You'll be hospitalized before the end of the episode
  • Drink whenever you recognize the special guest star.
  • Drink whenever an episode cuts out before the end of a trial.
  • Drink when someone says "OBJECTION!".
    • If the lawyer doing the objecting is Rafael Barba, water your drinks or have an ambulance on standby.
  • Finish your drink if the case is a mistrial.
  • Smash the bottle if any of these events take place:
    • A major character (character in the opening credits, NOT just recurring character) dies, and it's actually confirmed that they are dead.
    • Cabot smiles.
    • Munch gets some action.
      • Trust us, you'll be fine.
  • Drink once for every foot chase- twice if it's a car chase.
    • Finish the bottle if it's a group foot chase except for Munch, who pulls up in the car afterwards.
  • Drink whenever someone gets physical in interrogation and has to be removed.
  • Drink whenever two people involved in a relationship involving statutory rape claim to be in love.
  • Drink whenever someone is threatened with obstruction charges.
  • Drink whenever a suspect is threatened with "what they do to guys like you in prison."
    • Finish the bottle if it's a threat of Prison Rape.
      • Drink until your liver fails if the threat is made after the episode "Perverted".
  • Drink whenever one of the detectives is Mistaken for Gay.
  • Drink whenever a criminal or opposing attorney refers to a female character with a condescending term like "honey" or "sweetheart."
  • Drink whenever a witness or perp is casually racist to one of the non-white main characters.
  • Drink whenever a detective is told to go home and get some sleep.
    • Twice if said detective actually agrees to do so.
  • Drink once every time a character bellows for someone to call an ambulance.
    • Drink twice if they call it a 'bus'.

Detectives

  • Olivia Benson:
    • Drink whenever Olivia has a flashback of something.
    • Drink whenever Olivia mentions Elliot as "My old partner".
    • Drink whenever Olivia gets a new haircut.
    • Drink whenever Olivia's conception is referred to.
    • Drink whenever Olivia's ticking biological clock comes up.
    • Drink whenever Olivia drinks.
    • Drink whenever a suspect insults, mocks, or curses out Olivia.

  • Elliot Stabler (and family):
    • Drink whenever Elliot yells at a suspect.
    • One drink for every time Elliot throws a punch.
    • Drink whenever Kathleen does something bad
    • Kathy and the kids- drink twice.
    • Drink whenever someone asks Elliot if he's got kids, or deduces that he does.
      • Drink whenever Elliot mentions - without being prompted first - that he has kids.
      • Alternately, drink whenever someone asks any of the other detectives if they have kids.
    • Drink if Stabler is mentioned after season 12.
      • Finish the bottle if he's mentioned by name.

  • Don Cragen
    • Drink whenever Cragen calls someone into his office.
    • Drink whenever Captain Cragen calls somebody a "Son of a bitch".
    • Drink whenever Cragen scolds a detective, and says something nice as they leave the office.

  • John Munch
    • Drink whenever Munch makes a sarcastic comment.
    • Drink whenever Munch makes reference to conspiracy theories.

  • Fin Tutuola
    • Drink whenever Fin says something to the effect of "That's messed up."

  • Rollins
    • Drink whenever Rollins' gambling debts are mentioned.
      • Slam your drink if it results in direct action against her (i.e. assault).

  • Amaro
    • Drink whenever a female character comes on to Amaro.
      • Finish the bottle if a male character does.

  • Carisi
    • Drink whenever Carisi puts his foot in his mouth.
      • If Carisi does something clever that actually helps the case, finish the bottle (only for season 16).
    • Drink once every time Carisi interacts with a child/children.
    • Drink once every time Carisi mentions a relative/his family.
    • Drink once every time Carisi is openly religious.

  • Other/Multiple
    • Drink whenever Amaro or Barba get to use Spanish.
      • Twice if they're talking to each other.
    • Drink whenever Barba and Olivia hold each other's eyes too long for it to be just friendly.

Assistant District Attorneys

  • Drink if Casey is wearing a new hairstyle.
  • Drink when Alex's glasses are on in once scene and off in the next.
  • Drink whenever there is something that could be construed as Alex/Olivia subtext.
  • Drink whenever you see Casey's thank you poster in her office.
  • Drink whenever Alex bends the rules and doing so makes Judge Donnelly mad.
  • Drink whenever Barba wears pink.
    • Two drinks when Barba's suspenders and socks match.
      • If the pocket square matches or coordinates with both of the above as well as the tie, finish your drink.
  • Drink whenever Barba is visibly exasperated with the SVU detectives.
  • Drink whenever Barba makes a face at whatever the defense attorney is saying.
  • Drink when Barba stands to interview a witness and buttons the top button of his suit.
  • Drink for every article of clothing Barba is not wearing while prepping for a case: jacket, waistcoat, tie, pocket square, and suspenders (aka braces). If his sleeves are rolled up, add another drink. You will be so very, very sloshed.
    • If Barba is wearing something other than a suit, finish the bottle.

Other SVU Staff

  • Down half your beer if BDWong makes an appearance this episode.
  • Drink whenever Dr. Warner reveals a surprising plot twist.
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