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** The "don't fall asleep part" is a common misunderstanding with concussion victims--sleeping is perfectly fine if you're tired and in a safe place. The problem is if you ''don't wake up'' (someone needs to wake the victim up about once or twice to make sure they aren't in a coma) or if you aren't acting normal/coherent upon waking, at which the person needs to go to the hospital for potential brain damage.


* On ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' Nick Fallon was concussed while disposing of a bomb. This induced a euphoric state, during which he flew to Las Vegas and married a hooker named China Lee.

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* On ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' Nick Fallon was concussed while disposing of a bomb. This induced a an euphoric state, during which he flew to Las Vegas and married a hooker named China Lee.

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* In a ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode based on the infamous [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tailhook_scandal Tailhook Incident]], the detectives watch footage of their supposedly drunken victim staggering down a hallway. It turns out that her brain was hemorrhaging due to having been struck on the head when her killer tried to rape her.
** A similar scenario in a ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode has a victim brought to the hospital slurring his words and reeking of booze. His blood alcohol level turned out to be '''''0'''''. It turns out he'd been hit with a wine bottle, thus leaving him with a skull fracture that made him act intoxicated.


Related to HardHead, TapOnTheHead, NonSequiturThud, and HowManyFingers.

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* In the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''Disney/ClockCleaners'', Goofy gets hit on the head while on a tall building, and wanders onto a [[ConstructionZoneCalamity construction site]] afterward, completely entranced.

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* In the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''Disney/ClockCleaners'', "WesternAnimation/ClockCleaners", Goofy gets hit on the head while on a tall building, and wanders onto a [[ConstructionZoneCalamity construction site]] afterward, completely entranced.


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* ''HeroesOfOlympus'' Jason Grace keeps getting hit on the head, once with a brick, and it's become a running joke among fans that he's constantly being hit without any noticeable signs of brain damage, although he is out for a while on at least one occasion.

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* In the ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' Episode "Easy Street" Eric gives himself a concussion trying to escape from a car that was buried in the snow. Upon recovering Eric is loopy, cheerful and generally appears pleasantly intoxicated.

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* In the ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' Episode episode "Easy Street" Eric gives himself a concussion trying to escape from a car that was buried in the snow. Upon recovering Eric is loopy, cheerful and generally appears pleasantly intoxicated.






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* A noticeable [[AvertedTrope aversion]] from ''WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix''. When Hector takes a nasty spill off his bike, he displays actual symptoms of a concussion. Noticeably, intense dizziness, confusion, and increasing drowsiness, while the anthropomorphic cells of his body(barring foreigners Ozzy and Drix) experience memory loss. The entire plot of the episode is Ozzy and Drix, being the only ones who aren't naturally a part of Hector's body, being the only ones actually aware of the danger poised, and having to kick-start his brain, so he doesn't fall into a coma and die.

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* A noticeable [[AvertedTrope aversion]] from ''WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix''. When Hector takes a nasty spill off his bike, he displays actual symptoms of a concussion. Noticeably, intense dizziness, confusion, and increasing drowsiness, while the anthropomorphic cells of his body(barring body (barring foreigners Ozzy and Drix) experience memory loss. The entire plot of the episode is Ozzy and Drix, being the only ones who aren't naturally a part of Hector's body, being the only ones actually aware of the danger poised, and having to kick-start his brain, so he doesn't fall into a coma and die.






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* In any ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' game, human characters, including the player character, can suffer concussions via a critical blow to the head. In the 3D, first person games, this will be accompanied by the screen occasionally blurring and tilting, as if the player was drunk. There's also a ringing noise, which can be true to real life concussion symptoms, but isn't associated with being high or drunk.

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* In ''Film/{{Grease}}'', after getting whacked on the head with a car door, Kenickie seems rather pleased by the fact that he's now seeing two of everything.


Naturally, depending on the work, this falls under either ArtisticLicense, AcceptableBreaksFromReality, or, if the writers are truly dense, CriticalResearchFailure. [[AluminumChristmasTrees Surprisingly]] though, there can be a grain of TruthInTelevision in it - someone acting mildly drunk after taking a blow to the head is a good indicator of concussion, and they should probably see a doctor. An InjuryBookend can bring this state to an end.

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Naturally, depending on This is for the work, this falls under either most part ArtisticLicense, AcceptableBreaksFromReality, or, if the writers are truly dense, CriticalResearchFailure. but there can be a [[AluminumChristmasTrees Surprisingly]] though, there can be a surprising]] grain of TruthInTelevision in it - -- someone acting mildly drunk after taking a blow to the head is a good indicator of concussion, and they should probably see a doctor. An InjuryBookend can bring this state to an end.


* More literal than most examples: in ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' #116 (January 1968) the Don Martin cartoon "A San Francisco Trip" shows a hippie preparing some banana peel shavings in a frying pan, and trying to smoke the result in a pipe. Nothing happens. He angrily stalks away -- immediately slipping on the peel he cast aside earlier. He bashes his head (KLANG), and is left sitting on the floor seeing paisley-styled hallucinations. Also references the then-current legend of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bananadine bananadine.]]

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* More literal than most examples: in ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' #116 (January 1968) the Don Martin cartoon "A San Francisco Trip" shows a hippie preparing some banana peel shavings in a frying pan, and trying to smoke the result in a pipe. Nothing happens. He angrily stalks away -- immediately slipping [[BananaPeel slipping]] on the peel he cast aside earlier. He bashes his head (KLANG), and is left sitting on the floor seeing paisley-styled hallucinations. Also references the then-current legend of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bananadine bananadine.]]


* A Sega UsefulNotes/GameGear [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBLr4wbiR6E ad]] involves someone hitting his head with a squirrel to see colour in their GameBoy.

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* A Sega UsefulNotes/GameGear [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBLr4wbiR6E ad]] involves someone hitting his head with a squirrel to see colour in their GameBoy.
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Naturally, depending on the work, this falls under either ArtisticLicense, AcceptableBreaksFromReality, or, if the writers are truly dense, CriticalResearchFailure. [[AluminumChristmasTrees Surprisingly]] though, there can be a grain of TruthInTelevision in it - someone acting mildly drunk after taking a blow to the head is a good indicator of concussion, and they should probably see a doctor.

Related to HardHead, TapOnTheHead, NonSequiturThud, and HowManyFingers.

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Naturally, depending on the work, this falls under either ArtisticLicense, AcceptableBreaksFromReality, or, if the writers are truly dense, CriticalResearchFailure. [[AluminumChristmasTrees Surprisingly]] though, there can be a grain of TruthInTelevision in it - someone acting mildly drunk after taking a blow to the head is a good indicator of concussion, and they should probably see a doctor.

doctor. An InjuryBookend can bring this state to an end.

Related to HardHead, TapOnTheHead, NonSequiturThud, and HowManyFingers.
HowManyFingers.


* A ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab2021}}'' episode had the crew trapped in a malfunctioning storage closet. Beard Guy comes in to fix the problem, but Captain Murphy beats his head in. Upon briefly regaining consciousness, he displays this trope.

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* A ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab2021}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode had the crew trapped in a malfunctioning storage closet. Beard Guy comes in to fix the problem, but Captain Murphy beats his head in. Upon briefly regaining consciousness, he displays this trope.


* A noticeable [[AvertedTrope aversion]] from ''WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix''. When Hector takes a nasty spill off his bike, he displays actual symptoms of a concussion. Noticeably, intense dizziness, and confusion. The entire plot of the episode is Ozzy and Drix, being the only ones who aren't naturally a part of Hector's body, being the only ones actually aware of the danger poised, and having to kick-start his brain, so he doesn't fall into a coma and die.

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* A noticeable [[AvertedTrope aversion]] from ''WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix''. When Hector takes a nasty spill off his bike, he displays actual symptoms of a concussion. Noticeably, intense dizziness, confusion, and confusion.increasing drowsiness, while the anthropomorphic cells of his body(barring foreigners Ozzy and Drix) experience memory loss. The entire plot of the episode is Ozzy and Drix, being the only ones who aren't naturally a part of Hector's body, being the only ones actually aware of the danger poised, and having to kick-start his brain, so he doesn't fall into a coma and die.

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* ''HeroesOfOlympus'' Jason Grace keeps getting hit on the head, once with a brick, and it's become a running joke among fans that he's constantly being hit without any noticeable signs of brain damage, although he is out for a while on at least one occasion.
** could be explained, however, by the healing ambrosia that the Seven use to repair themselves.
*** in ''The Blood of Olympus'' Jason finds out he needs glasses. While not explicitly stated, his nearsightedness is given no other cause and it would make sense all the head trauma has taken a toll.

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