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** Obliquely referenced in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', where in a ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'' spoof, Granny Weatherwax says of Magrat that some witches need a little more brain[[note]]As the Scarecrow wanted[[/note]]; Magrat counters that other witches need a little more heart[[note]]As the Tinman wanted[[/note]]; Nanny Ogg, however, considers that what ''she'' needs is a drink[[note]]The Cowardly Lion wanted "courage," but Nanny apparently prefers it in liquid form[[/note]].


* When ComicBook/IronMan was going through the most severe stages of his alcoholism, he would sometimes drink before battle, stating that it helped his resolve. Obviously, this was seen as denial.

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* When ComicBook/IronMan was going through the most severe stages of his alcoholism, he would sometimes drink before battle, stating that it helped his resolve. Obviously, this was seen as denial. In one comic in the ''Ultimate'' line, a teammate incredulously questions why he's drinking right before a battle, and Tony quips that there's no way he'd get into that armor sober.





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* Before the final confrontation with the Screaming Author in ''VisualNovel/SpiritHunterNG'', Ban and Rosé knock back a drink in preparation. The protagonist Akira isn't so lucky, being underage.
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::Krasovsky was fired from the government-backed cable network that he had helped launch within hours of the broadcast.

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::Krasovsky ** Krasovsky was fired from the government-backed cable network that he had helped launch within hours of the broadcast.



* It is not uncommon for actors of all genders to have a fairly strong drink before performing a scene that involves getting naked on camera. When Creator/AllisonJanney won an Emmy for a guest role in ''Series/MastersOfSex'', she thanked a crew member who had given her a shot of bourbon before a sex scene.

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* It is not uncommon for actors of all genders to have a fairly strong drink before performing a scene that involves getting naked on camera.
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When Creator/AllisonJanney won an Emmy for a guest role in ''Series/MastersOfSex'', she thanked a crew member who had given her a shot of bourbon before a sex scene.scene.
** Creator/GinaGershon and Creator/JenniferTilly prepred for their sex scene in ''Film/Bound1996'' by drinking tequila.
** Creator/RachaelStirling and Creator/KeeleyHawes got drunk before shooting their love scenes for ''Series/TippingTheVelvet''.
** Creator/SylvesterStallone recalled filming his ShowerScene with Creator/SharonStone in ''Film/TheSpecialist'':
-->OK. Let it be known, I didn't want to do this scene because Sharon was not cooperating. We get to the set and she decides not to take her robe off. The director asks only a few of the crew to remain, and she still won't take it off. I promised her I wouldn't take any liberties, so what's the problem? She said, 'I'm just sick of nudity.' I asked her if she could get sick of it on someone else's film. She was having none of it, so I went down to my trailer, brought back a bottle of Black Death vodka that was given to me by Creator/MichaelDouglas and after half-a-dozen shots we were wet and wild.
** Creator/OliverReed and Sir Alan Bates were initially apprehensive about filming the legendary wrestling scene in ''Film/WomenInLove'', due to insecurity over who had the largest "member". Eventually, after both got drunk, compared sizes, and realized there was little difference between the two, filming continued with relative ease.


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* Creator/RogerMoore prepared for the climbing scenes in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' by taking a small amount of Valium and a tall glass of beer.
* Creator/PeterOToole and Creator/OmarSharif prepared for their big charge in ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''.
* Angela Douglas was terrified about her singing sequence in ''Film/CarryOnCowboy''. Creator/JoanSims literally pushed her onto the sound stage, having given her two brandies before she went on.

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* ''Series/AllMyChildren'''s Hayley Vaughn insists on having a cup of coffee before dealing with her belligerent father, telling her boyfriend, "I can't face Adam without caffeine."

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* In ''TabletopGame/RedDragonInn'', one of Fiona the Volatile's cards is called ''"Nothing like a belt of liquid courage!"'' which, fittingly, converts Alcohol Content into a boost of Fortitude.



* ''Industrial Revolution'' by Creator/PoulAnderson. Leads to a EurekaMoment when the AsteroidMiners fetch a bottle when a MisguidedMissile is 'accidently' by a battleship launched to force them off their mine so it can be appropriated by the Earth government.

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* ''Industrial Revolution'' by Creator/PoulAnderson. Leads to a EurekaMoment when the AsteroidMiners fetch a bottle when a MisguidedMissile is 'accidently' launched by a battleship launched to force them off their mine so it can be appropriated by the Earth government.

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* ''Industrial Revolution'' by Creator/PoulAnderson. Leads to a EurekaMoment when the AsteroidMiners fetch a bottle when a MisguidedMissile is 'accidently' by a battleship launched to force them off their mine so it can be appropriated by the Earth government.
-->Why, he thought vaguely, do people always speak with scorn about Dutch courage? The Dutch have real guts. They fought themselves free of Spain and free of the ocean itself; when the French or Germans came, they made the enemy sea their ally--


->'''Robin Hood:''' [Holding up a bottle of whiskey] What about this? Is this magical?

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->'''Robin Hood:''' [Holding ''[holding up a bottle of whiskey] whiskey]'' What about this? Is this magical?



* In the film version of ''Literature/ReturnOfTheKing'', Samwise Gamgee chugs an entire mug of ale before asking Rosie to dance with him.
* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' Alfred Pennyworth offers "liquid courage" to help Harvey Dent face the crowd in his own fundraising party.

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* In At the film version end of ''Literature/ReturnOfTheKing'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheReturnOfTheKing'', Samwise Gamgee chugs an entire mug of ale before asking proposing to Rosie to dance with him.
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Alfred Pennyworth offers "liquid courage" to help Harvey Dent face the crowd in his own fundraising party.



-->''"She believed he had been drinking too much of Mr Weston's good wine, and felt sure that he would want to be talking nonsense."''

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-->''"She -->She believed he had been drinking too much of Mr Weston's good wine, and felt sure that he would want to be talking nonsense."''nonsense.
* Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar:
** In ''Closer to Home'', King's Own Herald Nikolas dies and the role is passed to his daughter Amily--but then Nikolas is brought back via CPRCleanPrettyReliable. The King and his whole council are in such a tizzy over the unprecedented situation of having both a current and former King's Own at once that Mags has to go bursting into their meeting to loudly point out how excellent the situation turned out. Before he does, he downs a "tiny glass of distilled spirits" to bolster his courage enough to ''shout'' at the ''King''.
** Later in the same book, the servants of one of the FeudingFamilies at the center of the plot make plans to go attack the other family's servants. Mags knows he's got a bit of time to break up the fight before it starts, because of the attackers' need for "beer-balls" before they start the brawl.



-->'''Jose''': I take a blast before I take off. Otherwise, I don't wanna go near that thing.

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-->'''Jose''': -->'''Jose:''' I take a blast before I take off. Otherwise, I don't wanna go near that thing.



And all night long you could hear him roar: "''Bring on the goddamn cat!''"

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And all night long you could hear him roar: "''Bring ''"Bring on the goddamn cat!''"
cat!"''
* While the protagonist of the Music/{{Eagles}} song "Tequila Sunrise" is mostly DrowningHisSorrows, there's a suggestion that he's also trying, and failing, to work up the gumption to talk to his love interest.
-->Take another shot of courage\\
Wonder why the right words never come\\
You just get numb.

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* [[BadassPreacher Rev. Jim Maynard]] in Chapter 2 of ''VideoGame/{{Nocturne}}'' keeps some scotch hidden behind his pulpit, which he sheepishly admits to The Stranger. The manual explicitly chalks up his bravery in protecting his church from a small-scale ZombieApocalypse to both his faith in God and the liquid courage of scotch whiskey.


* Invoked in the old [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Jimenez_(character} Jose Jimenez]] routine on ''Series/TheSteveAllenShow'' as performed by Bill Dana. The joke centered on the common use of 'blastoff' in spaceflight references.

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* Invoked in the old [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Jimenez_(character} org/wiki/Jose_Jimenez_(character) Jose Jimenez]] routine on ''Series/TheSteveAllenShow'' as performed by Bill Dana. The joke centered on the common use of 'blastoff' in spaceflight references.


* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. In ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', Nanny Ogg tells Agnes that vampire hunters get roaring drunk before setting out, both to encourage themselves and to prevent MindControl (if their own minds are muddled, the vampire can't control the person entirely).

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** In ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', LovableCoward Rincewind becomes a lot more cheerful and optimistic after a few pints of Ecksian beer. At one point, he even has to get slightly drunk so he can figure out how to get his fellow wizards out of a "knot" in time and space.
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In ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', Nanny Ogg tells Agnes that vampire hunters get roaring drunk before setting out, both to encourage themselves and to prevent MindControl (if their own minds are muddled, the vampire can't control the person entirely).

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* Invoked by dustman Alfred Doolittle in ''Film/MyFairLady'' while haggling his daughter Eliza for a handout in order to -guess what:
-->'''Alfred:''' Eliza, you wouldn't have the heart to send me home to your stepmother without a drop of liquid protection, now, would you?

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* ''Fanfic/MuchAdoAboutShakespeareLovesLaboursWon'', Horatio drinks ale before he goes to talk to Archie about them and their forbidden love. He intends for them to have a RelationshipUpgrade from friends to lovers.
-->''"Well, it was time to show Archie that he, too, could woo with words. Hardly believing what he had talked himself into, Horatio ordered another pint of ale (well, technically his first), and then opened the little book again. He would need some liquid courage to come up with a strategy."''

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* In ''Literature/{{Emma}}'', Mr Elton has been drinking wine (probably more than he should have) at the Westons' Christmas party before he proposes to Emma. Emma is not pleased.
-->''"She believed he had been drinking too much of Mr Weston's good wine, and felt sure that he would want to be talking nonsense."''

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