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->''"I'd like to remind all my readers, especially you impressionable young people, that if you must lick a toad, make sure it's wearing a condom. Thank you."''
-->-- '''Creator/DaveBarry'''

Licking the backs of toads to get high.

Based on an UrbanLegend dating as far back as TheSeventies, groups of hippies and teenagers were alleged to have been licking specific species of toads which secrete psychoactive compounds through their skin that can cause hallucinations.

While there ''are'' toads that do secrete such chemicals, licking it off a toad itself is very dangerous (they are toxins to deter predators after all, coupled with an easy case of salmonella) and will cause some ''serious'' poisoning for anyone considering a pursuit to get high in such a fashion in RealLife (or in layman's terms, DontTryThisAtHome).

In fiction, the psychoactive toad is commonly used as a [[GRatedDrug G-Rated Drug]].

See Also: MushroomSamba.

Compare: AlienCatnip, FantasticDrug, ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin
! Examples


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* One ''ComicBook/XMen'' spinoff series featured Toad Boy, a young mutant who secreted a powerful narcotic.


[[folder: Film ]]

* A segment in the documentary ''Cane Toads: An Unnatural History'' covers using toads as hallucinogens.
-->'''Hippy''': Don Juan the Yaqui brujo says that when you take peyote, you become as one with the spirit of the cactus ... yer toad's the same.
* The bear cub from the film ''Film/TheBear'' licks a frog out of curiosity. During the night, he suffers a MushroomSamba nightmare about frogs mutating and flying everywhere.
* A variant in the film version of the book ''Literature/BigTrouble'': the toad actually sprays something in the face of a character, who spends the rest of the movie hallucinating that Martha Stewart (whom he had previously seen in her television show in the background of an earlier scene) is "trying to take my soul!". The police officer reports this to the two FBI guys, one of whom comments "He's not coming back for a while".

[[folder: Literature ]]

* In one of the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' novels, hallucinogenic toads are used as part of a tribal ritual, but they're not actually licked as the hallucinogens in question are transmitted through skin contact.
* A character in ''Literature/BigTrouble'' has an encounter with a toad of this nature, and spends the rest of the book firmly believing that a politician's wife is trying to eat his soul. It does not help that he mistakes his dog for said politician's wife, and later [[ItMakesSenseInContext the cop who's handcuffed to an entertainment center with him]] exasperatedly corrects him right [[ContrivedCoincidence as two people debating whether Miami is worth staying pass by.]]
* Creator/CarlHiaasen's eccentric governor-turned-hermit Clinton "Skink" Tyree frequently licks toads.
* The ''Literature/AnarchistCookbook'' has a recipe to make dried toad skin powder for smoking. It's not good for your toad karma.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Moth Flight eats a toad during her exile from [=WindClan=], and it makes her feel a little sick, so she decides to not eat toads anymore. But anytime she starts thinking of toads, she gets a strange taste in her mouth.
* ''Literature/SeekerBears'' has young polar bear Kallik finding a frog and eating it. It makes her feel funny afterward.
* ''Literature/WingsOfFire'': ''Winter Turning'' has Moonwatcher warning her friends against eating brightly colored frogs. The last time she ate those, she says, she has had strange dreams about anteaters and newts taking over the world.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Quagmire" had a bunch of slackers licking toads to get high.
-->'''Snorkel Guy:''' Dude, what is wrong with you? You made me drop my toad!
* A hallucinogenic toad turned out to be a major plot point in an episode of ''Series/JonathanCreek''. The toad wasn't native to England and had been imported by a local hippie colony for this very purpose. The presence of the toad, allegedly in the prime suspect's house, was what led to Jonathan solving the case he was working on.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Skins}}'' ([[TransAtlanticEquivalent the American version]]), features the kids trying to get high from licking a toad.
* When the gang from ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' riffed ''Jack Frost'', there was a talking mushroom man; the characters wondered what a talking mushroom would eat to get high, and the only answer anyone can come up with was, "I think they lick toads."
* The solution to the ''Series/EleventhHour'' episode "Cardiac" involves kids attempting to get high off frogs.
* One the escapees from Hell in ''Series/{{Reaper}}'' was a stoner whose preferred method of getting high was licking toads. Fittingly, his demonic power was having a prehensile, OverlyLongTongue.
* In ''Series/LALaw'', the client in one episode was a retired man whose nursing home wouldn't let him have alcohol on the premises, so he acquired a hallucinogenic toad.
* {{Discussed|trope}} on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' [[http://www.toughpigs.com/anthhost01.htm here]]:
-->'''Jon Stewart''': Yeah, isn't that the whole thing -- if you lick a frog, you get crazy thoughts?\\
'''[[MuppetCameo Kermit the Frog]]''': ...If you lick a frog, you're crazy before you started.
* An episode of ''Series/TheMuppets'' mentions this trope.
-->'''Fozzie:''' ''(delirious)'' Have you ever been shot with a tranquilizer?
-->'''Kermit:''' No, but I did lick my cousin once and the walls started melting, so I feel you, bro.


[[folder: Music ]]

* The Music/{{M83}} track "Raconte-Moi Une Histoire"[[note]]"Tell Me a Story"[[/note]] is nothing more than an instrumental with a voice-over of a little girl telling of the wonders of touching a special little frog in the rainforest.
* "Toadlickers" by Music/ThomasDolby, a country piece about eco-hippies getting high on halucinogenic toads, acquiring an epic case of munchies and raiding the nearby town for food.


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* In ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'', there's a bit of flavor text that quotes a Sensate's opinion on licking a Slaadi. He says that it is a horrible mistake... [[SenseFreak that everyone should make once in his life]].


[[folder: Web Animation ]]

* In ''WebAnimation/SonicForHire'', Luigi licks Frogger and subsequently gets run over by a car.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* In ''Webcomic/NineteenSeventySevenTheComic'', Bud Chambers makes the mistake of licking an exotic amphibian thinking he will get high. The creature is the fabulous Mystic Frog, a sentient, magical and touchy creature. Which curses Bud with an attack of [[GenderBender transsexual confusion]].
* [[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20100219.html One strip]] from ''Webcomic/HeadTrip'' claims that James Cameron came up with the inspiration for ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' after licking a toad.
* In a ''Webcomic/BiterComics'' strip, a princess thinks she has finally found her frog prince, but it turns out to just be a [[http://www.bitercomics.com/comic/her-highness/ bad trip]].


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* From ''WebOriginal/ThingsIAmNotAllowedToDoAtHogwarts'': "I will not lick Trevor."


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In the episode "Missionary: Impossible", Homer is depicted at one point lying on a hammock and picking up toads at random and licking them to get high while stranded on a South Pacific island.
--->'''Bart:''' Dad, are you ''licking toads?''\\
'''Homer:''' I'm not ''not'' licking toads!
** In another episode, Homer resorts to licking the toads in a pet shop in an attempt to intoxicate himself after being kicked out of Moe's Tavern.
** In one more, Lenny licks a toad after a drug test held at the plant.
* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', "toad" becomes such a popular fad at James Woods High School, after a Colombian drug cartel's plane transporting the toads crashes near Quahog, that Peter winds up going undercover at the school as "Lando Griffin" to get the students to stop.
-->'''Tom Tucker:''' Toad-licking is also known as "lily-padding", "frenching the prince" and "doing [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit]]".
** There was even a hilarious [[DrugsAreBad anti-drug]] PSA directly spoofing the classic Tootsie Pop commercial with Mr. Owl.
--> '''Kid:''' Mr. Toad, how many licks of you does it take to get to the center of a Rhode Island State Prison?\\
''[Jail Door Closes]''\\
'''Voiceover:''' Just one.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', toad-licking is used as a fever cure. It works, but only if the toad is frozen.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' saw Xander, Toot, and Wooldor discover that Ling Ling excretes a hallucinogen whenever he becomes disappointed. After directly referencing the similarity to toads, they proceed to repeatedly disappoint him so they can lick the life out of him.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' had Beavis attempting to lick a frog in order to get high.