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Basic Trope: A character sneaks laxatives into someone's food or drink.

  • Straight: Alice puts laxatives into Bob's smoothie, causing him to run to the bathroom.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice puts laxatives into the food supplies of a whole group of people.
    • Alice slips Bob a medical grade laxative used for bowel exams.
  • Downplayed: Alice slips fiber powder that gives Bob bathroom issues a few hours later.
  • Justified:
    • Alice is mean.
    • Alice is a kid and doesn't yet understand the idea that it's wrong- she just thinks, "LOL- poop!".
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    • Alice needs to sneak past Bob, a security guard.
    • Alice is The Prankster, and Bob is one of her favorite targets.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice sneaks emetics into Bob's smoothie.
    • Alice sneaks diuretics into Bob's smoothie.
    • Alice sneaks a drug into Bob's smoothie that makes him eat.
    • Alice sneaks a drug into Bob's smoothie that prevents him from pooping.
    • Alice injects smoothie into one of Bob's laxative pills for some reason.
  • Subverted: Alice is seen putting a pill into Bob's smoothie and Bob is seen running to the bathroom... but he just had to pee and the pills were sleeping pills.
  • Double Subverted:
    • He finds out about the sleeping pills and pranks her with laxatives.
    • The "sleeping pills" turn out to be laxatives after all since Alice misread the package.
    • The sleeping pills have laxative side effects.
  • Parodied: Bob reacts almost immediately to the laxative and his race to reach the bathroom before he craps his pants leads to him crashing through a football team audition with a speed and power that makes Forrest Gump look like a snail. To make things more humiliating, once it's discovered what made Bob run that fast, Alice is asked to do it again so often that Bob's bowels loosen the moment he grabs onto a ball out of Pavlovian response.
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  • Zigzagged: Alice is seen putting a pill in Bob's smoothie and Bob is seen running to the bathroom... but only to pee... then it's revealed that those were indeed laxatives that Alice put in Bob's smoothie... only Bob has superpowers that make him immune to them. He then appears to do the same thing to Alice as payback, but they turn out to be sleeping pills.
  • Averted: Alice does not put laxatives into Bob's smoothie.
  • Enforced: The writers wanted a way to have Alice sneak past the security guard while adding some Toilet Humour.
  • Lampshaded: "This has to be my grossest prank yet!"
  • Invoked: Charles suggests this to Alice.
  • Exploited: Alice uses this to sneak past the security guard.
  • Defied: "Eeww, gross, no way I'm doing a laxative prank!"
  • Discussed: "I can't eat that! What if it's got laxatives in it?!"
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  • Conversed: "Eww, why are there so many jokes about laxatives?!"
  • Implied: Bob is seen running to the bathroom after drinking his smoothie, and Alice is seen giggling.
  • Deconstructed: Bob gets dehydrated.
  • Reconstructed: Bob drinks plenty of water to combat this.
  • Played for Laughs: We see Bob get put through wacky situations to find a bathroom.
  • Played for Drama: Bob has a severe allergic reaction and gets hospitalized, so Alice feels guilty.
  • Played for Horror: Alice intentionally gives Bob an overdose of laxatives to harm or kill him.

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