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** The Salem Witch Trials were thought to have been brought on in part by grain contaminated by ergot.

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** The Salem Witch Trials were thought by some historians to have been brought on in part by grain contaminated by ergot.


* In an early ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' issue, Sonic chows down on one too many chili dogs and dreams he's "Sonic the Chili Dog", his fellow Freedom Fighters are condiments and Robotnik was a hamburger. When he comes to, he vows not to eat anymore chili dogs... which he breaks five seconds later.
* ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' had a story where the trio break into a prison to free a friend. There's lots of high-body-count mayhem, and when Fat Freddy gets swarmed and beaten by hundreds of police, we see he's dreaming and his two friends are angrily swatting him with a rolled-up newspaper for eating all two dozen hashish-laced cookies they'd baked for a party. Then, in a much ''much'' [[BrickJoke later]] story, the wake-up scene is repeated, implying everything that happened in that 12-year span was him dreaming!
* One issue of the Mirage ''Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' comic, done by guest artist Matt Howarth, features all the Turtles and Splinter having odd dreams but only Donatello's count as an {{Acid Reflux Nightmare}}. After eating an entire bag of chocolate chip cheese cookies, he falls asleep and dream he and his brothers and captured by the Feds and are subjected to nefarious tests and tortures. Meanwhile, a government file regarding them is stolen and sold to a Hollywood director, who exploits it for his own gain via cartoons and toys (A not so subtle {{Take That}} to the original cartoon[[note]]Which, among other things, invented their love for pizza, and their multi-colored masks.[[/note]]). Eventually the Turtles become prisoners of their own fame and lay around watching TV all day getting lazy and fat. Don then wakes up screaming "Teenage Couch Potato Turtles!"

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* In an early ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' issue, Sonic chows down on one too many chili dogs and dreams he's "Sonic the Chili Dog", his fellow Freedom Fighters are condiments and Robotnik was a hamburger. When he comes to, he vows not to eat anymore any more chili dogs... which he breaks five seconds later.
* ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' had a story where the trio break breaks into a prison to free a friend. There's lots of high-body-count mayhem, and when Fat Freddy gets swarmed and beaten by hundreds of police, we see he's dreaming and his two friends are angrily swatting him with a rolled-up newspaper for eating all two dozen hashish-laced cookies they'd baked for a party. Then, in a much ''much'' [[BrickJoke later]] story, the wake-up scene is repeated, implying everything that happened in that 12-year span was him dreaming!
* One issue of the Mirage ''Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' comic, done by guest artist Matt Howarth, features all the Turtles and Splinter having odd dreams but only Donatello's count as an {{Acid Reflux Nightmare}}. After eating an entire bag of chocolate chip cheese cookies, he falls asleep and dream he and his brothers and captured by the Feds and are subjected to nefarious tests and tortures. Meanwhile, a government file regarding them is stolen and sold to a Hollywood director, who exploits it for his own gain via cartoons and toys (A not so subtle {{Take That}} to the original cartoon[[note]]Which, among other things, invented their love for pizza, and their multi-colored masks.[[/note]]). Eventually Eventually, the Turtles become prisoners of their own fame and lay around watching TV all day getting lazy and fat. Don then wakes up screaming "Teenage Couch Potato Turtles!"



* Discussed in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' when the titular duo talk about Hobbes DreamingOfThingsToCome.

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* Discussed in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' when the titular duo talk talks about Hobbes DreamingOfThingsToCome.



** Which was also a BrickJoke referring to the events previous in the episode where Howard said he thought Sheldon would reproduce by eating so much Thai food (one of their frequent takeout choices) that he would split into two.

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** Which was also a BrickJoke referring to the events previous previously in the episode where Howard said he thought Sheldon would reproduce by eating so much Thai food (one of their frequent takeout choices) that he would split into two.



* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', the 2006 [[SavingChristmas Crimbo sidequest]] starts with you eating an undercooked-potato-flavored chocolate and having weird dreams based around YetAnotherChristmasCarol.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', the 2006 [[SavingChristmas Crimbo sidequest]] starts with you eating an undercooked-potato-flavored chocolate and having weird dreams based around YetAnotherChristmasCarol.



* Played with in ''WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID''. Part of Evan's dream experiment involves eating various foods before bed. Pizza and hot wings don't do much, as he just dreams about a picnic with his grandmother. Grilled chicken and doritos causes him to not remember his dreams. A healthy meal causes him to dream of roller coasters. Chicken salad, water, and fruit cause him to dream of [[ParanoiaFuel a town of children, all of whom disappear.]] He then dreams he's in the woods, where he hears children screaming. He also finds hanging bags full of blood. Of course, the dream comes true a few days later, suggesting [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] was at work...

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* Played with in ''WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID''. Part of Evan's dream experiment involves eating various foods before bed. Pizza and hot wings don't do much, as he just dreams about a picnic with his grandmother. Grilled chicken and doritos Doritos causes him to not remember his dreams. A healthy meal causes him to dream of roller coasters. Chicken salad, water, and fruit cause him to dream of [[ParanoiaFuel a town of children, all of whom disappear.]] He then dreams he's in the woods, where he hears children screaming. He also finds hanging bags full of blood. Of course, the dream comes true a few days later, suggesting [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] was at work...



* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} has one after he eats too much candy and cake, and nods off while listening to his sister's fairy tales.

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* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} has one after he eats too much candy and cake, cake and nods off while listening to his sister's fairy tales.

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** A third example, though not happening in a nightmare, involves Billy and Grim turning into each other after they switch roles for the day. When Mandy sees the results, she just goes "I need to stop drinking steak sauce..." and walks off.

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* In a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F8X8A3nna8 commercial]] for the Brazilian soft drink Guarana Antarctica, legendary Argentinian football player Diego Maradona drinks too much of the advertised product and has a nightmare about being on the Brazilian team.

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* An episode of ''Series/TheZackFiles'' had the resident AgentScully attribute the strange goings on of said episode to a bad pizza dream.

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* ''Fanfic/TheMLPLoops'':
** Variant in 136.6, where it's not food that causes it - instead, Twilight gets a reminder of why it's a bad idea to watch ''Film/TheGodfather'' right before bed.
** In 143.5, Rainbow Dash ''thinks'' she's in one of these (it's really a prank by Spike) when she sees a werewolfified reflection of herself in the mirror, and promptly swears off eating Manexican food before bed.


* In one ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'', Strong Bad claimed he had a dream [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail34.html involving the United States in a pair of white cotton briefs]] after having had nothing to eat all day but thirteen pudding pops.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': In one ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'', the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "weird dream", Strong Bad claimed he had a dream [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail34.html involving [[ComedicUnderwearExposure the United States in a pair of white cotton briefs]] after having had nothing to eat all day but thirteen pudding pops.


* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HEyGY--IIw this commercial]] for California Raisins, a {{Claymation}} version of Creator/MichaelJackson blames his weird dream on something he ate.

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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HEyGY--IIw this commercial]] for California Raisins, a {{Claymation}} version of Creator/MichaelJackson Music/MichaelJackson blames his weird dream on something he ate.

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* ''Series/MrBean'' has a nightmare about bad oysters after eating bad oysters at a hotel buffet, and he dreams that a guy he'd been competing with ''makes'' him eat them.


** While it didn't really happen while he was asleep, in the Halloween special "WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBooHawHaw", due to a combination of junk food and too many horror movies, Ed's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} already loose grip on reality]] [[CuckooNest becomes even more unhinged,]] [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness resulting in him mistaking every kid in the neighborhood for monsters]] and viciously attacking them.

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** While it didn't really happen while he was asleep, in the Halloween special "WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBooHawHaw", "Recap/EdEddNEddysBooHawHaw", due to a combination of junk food and too many horror movies, Ed's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} already loose grip on reality]] [[CuckooNest becomes even more unhinged,]] [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness resulting in him mistaking every kid in the neighborhood for monsters]] and viciously attacking them.


** While it didn't really happen while he was asleep, in the Halloween special "Ed, Edd, n Eddy's Boo-Haw-Haw", due to a combination of junk food and too many horror movies, Ed's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} already loose grip on reality]] [[CuckooNest becomes even more unhinged,]] [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness resulting in him mistaking every kid in the neighborhood for monsters]] and viciously attacking them.

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** While it didn't really happen while he was asleep, in the Halloween special "Ed, Edd, n Eddy's Boo-Haw-Haw", "WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBooHawHaw", due to a combination of junk food and too many horror movies, Ed's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} already loose grip on reality]] [[CuckooNest becomes even more unhinged,]] [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness resulting in him mistaking every kid in the neighborhood for monsters]] and viciously attacking them.


* The ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' special ''What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown'' was based on this trope. Too much pizza before bedtime, combined with his owner accusing him of being "overly civilized", causes Snoopy to dream of living the hard life of a Yukon sled dog.

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* The ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' special ''What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown'' ''WesternAnimation/WhatANightmareCharlieBrown'' was based on this trope. Too much pizza before bedtime, combined with his owner Charlie Brown accusing him of being "overly civilized", causes Snoopy to dream of living the hard life of a Yukon sled dog.


* Averted in ''Anime/YuGiOhTheMoviePyramidOfLight'' movie. When Pegasus wakes up from a nightmare involving the Egyptian God Cards, he at first blames it on the wine spritzer he had before going to bed. But he quickly realizes it [[DreamingOfThingsToCome probably had a deeper meaning.]]

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* Averted in ''Anime/YuGiOhTheMoviePyramidOfLight'' movie.''Anime/YuGiOhTheMoviePyramidOfLight''. When Pegasus wakes up from a nightmare involving the Egyptian God Cards, he at first blames it on the wine spritzer he had before going to bed. But he quickly realizes it [[DreamingOfThingsToCome probably had a deeper meaning.]]


* Averted in the first ''Anime/YuGiOh'' movie. When Pegasus wakes up from a nightmare involving the Egyptian God Cards, he at first blames it on the wine spritzer he had before going to bed. But he quickly realizes it [[DreamingOfThingsToCome probably had a deeper meaning.]]

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* Averted in the first ''Anime/YuGiOh'' ''Anime/YuGiOhTheMoviePyramidOfLight'' movie. When Pegasus wakes up from a nightmare involving the Egyptian God Cards, he at first blames it on the wine spritzer he had before going to bed. But he quickly realizes it [[DreamingOfThingsToCome probably had a deeper meaning.]]


* Brambleclaw of ''Literature/WarriorCats'' [[DiscussedTrope thinks he had one]] in the first book of ''TheNewProphecy''. In [[PsychicDreamsForEveryone reality]]...

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* Brambleclaw of ''Literature/WarriorCats'' [[DiscussedTrope thinks he had one]] in the first book of ''TheNewProphecy''.''[[Literature/WarriorCatsTheNewProphecy The New Prophecy]]''. In [[PsychicDreamsForEveryone reality]]...

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