I swear to drunk I'm not God.
An intoxicated character is interacting with a police officer, generally as a result of a traffic stop. They are clearly impaired, but are trying to act as if they aren't. Expect an Alcohol Hic
Almost always leads to Hypocritical Humor
. Needless to say, often times it is Truth in Television
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Anime And Manga
- England gets drunk in Axis Powers Hetalia: "You don't know me! I'm the United bloody Kingdom and I can hild my loquer better than you any day!"
- Seen in PSAs about not driving drunk. All of the people pulled aside have their cars filled with some kind of alcoholic drink (beer, red wine, or a martini complete with olives) and otherwise couldn't be more obvious about being intoxicated.
- One of those PSAs has a drunk motorcyclist, with his helmet full of booze. Don't ask.note
- In one of the Teenage Worrier books, Letty offers this advice;
"If in trouble with the law, do not try to be funny. My own father was pulled over for drunk driving. He said 'I admit I've been driving but I'm perfectly fit to drink.' This Did Not Go Down Well. He might have done better if he hadn't been wearing a 'Free the Tottenham Three' T-shirt."
- At one point in Discworld, Death attempts to get drunk.
YOU DRUNK I'M THINK, DON'T YOU?
Live Action TV
- Comedian/folksinger Martin Pearson gives a detailed (and hilarious) description of this happening to him, leading to his arrest, in the introduction to "The Wine Song" on the album Too Close for Comfort.
Stand Up Comedy
- Bill Hicks had a joke about talking with a policeman while on LSD.
- Change drunk to stoned and you get part of Robin Williams at the Met.
- Happens with the drunk driver in the play Money Talks. She staggers onto the stage clutching a steering wheel and tries to tell the court she is "as jober as a sudge".
- In True Crime New York City, if the player hassles pedestrians and subjects them to unwarranted pat downs, some people may refer to you as "ociffer" as a snide insult.
- Sierra's Police Quest I has the player character (a traffic cop) pull over a drunk man who is a textbook example of this trope, "ociffer" and all.
Truth In Television
- The reason André the Giant was never charged with chasing four guys, and flipping their car over with all four in it. Would you believe four drunk guys ranting about an angry giant?
- One of the drunken Youtube Mexicans of the day was an extremely drunken girl who vehemently denied being drunk and claimed that it was the tree that hit her.