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Playing With: Acid Reflux Nightmare
Basic Trope: Eating too much before bed gives a character nightmares.
  • Straight: Bob eats too much spicy food before bed and has horrible nightmares.
  • Exaggerated: Bob eats a single M&M before bed and has a horrible nightmare that lasts the rest of the series.
  • Downplayed: Bob eats a little too much before bedtime has a mildly weird dream.
  • Justified: The spice on Bob's food has hallucinogenic properties, which start affecting Bob once he falls asleep.
  • Inverted: Eating before bed gives Bob good dreams.
  • Subverted: Bob eats too much before bed, and dreams about monsters, but the monsters quickly turn into hot girls.
  • Double Subverted:: ...But it turns out he's afraid of hot girls!
  • Parodied: Before Bob goes to bed, he opens a box with the label "Nightmare Fuel" attached to it. The box is filled with spicy food.
  • Zigzagged: Bob eats too much before bed. His dreams alternate between being good or bad.
  • Averted: Bob does not have any nightmares.
  • Enforced: The director wanted to warn viewers that is not healthy to eat too much before bed.
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: Bob wants a weird dream so he eats as crazily as possible trying to get a crazy dream.
  • Exploited: Alice wants to ruin Bob's sleep, so she adds extra spice into his supper knowing it will give him bad dreams.
  • Defied: Bob doesn't eat anything before bed in order to avoid any potential nightmares.
  • Discussed: "Bob always has a bad dream after eating too many jalapenos."
  • Conversed: "I remember having a dream like that after eating too much Havarti before bed."

Are you gonna eat all that?! Watch out! You don't wanna get an Acid Reflux Nightmare!

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