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Playing With: I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin
Basic Trope: A mundane substance is treated like an addictive drug.
  • Straight: Bob gets high on milk.
  • Exaggerated: Bob smokes condensed milk.
  • Downplayed: Bob gets high on milk, although it was implied that some drug was mixed in.
  • Justified: Bob is an alien or otherworldly creature that treats milk like an addictive drug.
  • Inverted: Alcohol sobers Bob up.
  • Subverted: Bob is given milk for this purpose but it doesn't work.
  • Double Subverted: Because the milk he was given was skim milk, it needs to be at least 2 Percent for it to work.
  • Parodied: Milk is banned causing dairy farms to turn into speakeasies so people can get their 'Moo-Juice fix'. The Mafia is caught smuggling cows across the border.
  • Zig Zagged: Milk is sometimes depicted like an addictive drug. Sometimes it's just milk.
  • Averted: No one is shown getting high on something other than drugs.
  • Enforced: Moral Guardians have insisted that no real drugs be used in a show aimed at small children, but the writers want to do a drug-themed episode. Milk gets chosen.
  • Lampshaded: "Getting high on milk, seriously? Of all the things..."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: "No way I'm giving you milk. Remember the last time I got you milk?"
  • Conversed: "Woah...that can't be 'just milk'..."

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