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Alcohol Induced Idiocy meets Idea Bulb. Hilarity Ensues.

This work is a proposed Trope, Tropers can vote and offer feedback in the comments section below.
Proposed By:
KoblerMan on Jan 7th 2018 at 4:32:48 PM
Last Edited By:
Malady on May 5th 2018 at 6:18:51 PM
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Plucky: Well, lookie here. How's about we go for a lit (Hic) a little ride?
Hamton: You mean steal a car, risk going to jail? Sounds like fun!

So, a character just had a few drinks of an alcoholic beverage, usually beer or hard liquor. In their drunken stupor, a sudden idea is introduced to them, either by their own imagination or an outside source. The Drunken Epiphany could be an idea that's So Bad, It's Good, or maybe it's just Crazy Enough to Work. But it doesn't matter how the conclusion is arrived at, because either way, Hilarity Ensues. In a more serious case, you might even get a Higher Understanding Through Drugs, and do something really cool.

Truth in Television. Almost always invokes What an Idiot!, but in rare cases can invoke Dumbass Has a Pointif it's not a bad idea. Often a result of Chaotic Stupid, Dumb Muscle, The Fool, and The Ditz. Compare Too Dumb to Fool and Too Dumb to Live. Compare and contrast Genius Ditz and Obfuscating Stupidity.

There are countless Real Life examples, on which all of the examples in media are based upon.


Examples

Fanfiction

  • Dungeon Keeper Ami: When Ami is drunk, she figures out how to customize the Reaper Uniform spell, to add a bra, but when she sobers up, she doesn't know how she did it.

Literature

  • In the Discworld novel The Last Continent Rincewind drunkenly invents the Discworld version of vegemite after deciding it was a good idea to make soup by boiling random ingredients in beer.

Western Animation

Feedback: 13 replies

Jan 7th 2018 at 4:51:56 PM

Here's a good quote for this article:

Plucky: Well, lookie here. How's about we go for a lit (Hic) a little ride?
Hamton: You mean steal a car, risk going to jail? Sounds like fun!

As well as an example where the quote originated from:

Western Animation

Jan 8th 2018 at 2:28:13 PM

Fanfic.Dungeon Keeper Ami: When Ami is drunk, she figures out how to customize the Reaper Uniform spell, to add a bra, but when she sobers up, she doesn't know how she did it.

Jan 9th 2018 at 3:30:09 AM

This actually isn't a bad idea. A few more examples and I'll hat it.

Jan 9th 2018 at 4:25:21 AM

Jan 9th 2018 at 3:56:30 PM

In the Discworld novel The Last Continent Rincewind drunkenly invents the Discworld version of vegemite after deciding it was a good idea to make soup by boiling random ingredients in beer.

Jan 12th 2018 at 11:47:39 AM

Appreciate all the examples, guys. I added them in.

Jan 13th 2018 at 3:12:19 PM

So, why isn't my Fanfic example added?

Periods work the same as slashes, except they display the raw format, and work as a link.

Jan 13th 2018 at 6:40:54 PM

Ah, ok. You know, the alternative is to look at the source text of someone's message and you can see exactly how they did it. I'm still a noob at formatting though, sorry.

Jan 13th 2018 at 7:17:29 PM

I do it with periods 'cause then I don't have to tell people what category my example is.

Also, Fanfics are above Literature, 'cause Alphabetization.

Jan 14th 2018 at 12:50:58 AM

  • Examples section
    • Alphabetized media sections.

Jan 14th 2018 at 7:23:03 AM

Removed unneeded round brackets for Dungeon Keeper Ami.

May 5th 2018 at 6:18:51 PM

Closely related to Drunken Master, who is known for doing this a lot.

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