In the film version of Reefer Madness: Jimmy refuses, saying, "I've got a new god now! Literature The Big Chocolate Bar features a ban on chocolates and sweets in a school camp resulting in every single allusion to drugs possible: Finally, a student robs a general store and overdoses on the stolen confectionery. In The Dark Tower novel The Drawing of the Three , when Roland gets food from our world, he is surprised that the sugar-laden Pepsi is legal, since it is so pleasurable.
This is Fridge Brilliance because sugar does indeed activate the same pleasure receptors as heroin and pure sugar is flat out unknown in Roland's world.
The teenage protagonist does just this, and finds that the cafeteria food is much different than expected. The french fries taste like nail polish, but the ketchup At one point one of the protagonists even takes some ketchup packets to the high dimension, flips them, then gives them to another kid, and says she'll give him more if he helps her out.
In the Nursery Crime book The Fourth Bear, the bears have problems with porridge, honey, buns and marmalade in increasing order of addictiveness. Thursday Next has a sideline smuggling cheese from Wales, and there's a scene in First Among Sequels reminiscent of Pulp Fiction where she meets her contact and tests the product. In The Dresden Files , the Little Folk pixies love pizza with a passion that is not rivaled by any in this world.
Watching them devour it has been variously compared to Jaws and a school of piranhas. Harry Dresden pays them in pizza and in return they provide him with whatever services he asks of them. There are no drug-like effects aside from addiction — but a captured pixie who refuses to touch the stuff strongly implies there will be down the road. As Sanya puts it: You are a drug dealer. In The Underland Chronicles , some of the carnivorous plants in the Jungle subdue you by getting you high.
If he goes too long without it, he'll die. He even notes that he's just like those drug addicts his teachers would rant on about. In Harry Turtledove 's World War series, the spice ginger has an addictive effect on the reptilian Race. In Herbie Brennan's The Faerie Wars Chronicles , coffee is stated to have a psychedelic on faeries, and so tea is served instead.
Of course, in a later book it's revealed that tea is to faeries what alcohol is to humans, and one character gets rather drunk after her first taste of tea, so serving it as an alternative seems a bit odd.
When he and a group of friends break into a grocery store, he gets caught because he freezes, completely mesmerized, in front of a Pepsi display and when the cops come in he's drinking some. In Wizards of Waverly Place , you'd better think twice before giving an elf chocolate. Almost every single episode from the first season of Smallville treats the Monster of the Week as a metaphor for drug addiction.
Richie ponders that the burglars are maybe looking for drugs, Eddie notes they don't have any - therein lies the problem as the burglars will continue to search in vain 'til sunrise. Thinking of an appeasement strategy, they try to think of the strongest thing throw down the stairs to make them go away. The best Eddie can think of is Lemsip cold medicine.
The episode "Roe To Perdition" treats caviar as an addiction. Frasier and Niles become dealers even considering buying inferior caviar and "cutting it with the good stuff" , while Roz turns into a strung-out fish-egg addict.
Parodied at the end where the Caviar smugglers turn out to be DVD smugglers. Another episode has Niles purchase a brownie stuffed with marijuana, but after a mix up he eats a plain one while his father gets the spiked one. He acts stoned, but is largely confused by his father's odd behavior. Parker Lewis Can't Lose once dealt with video game addiction.
In an abrupt about-face, the episode ends with the characters not demonising video games or even the playing of them, but saying what matters is how you approach them.
They even give the "addicted" character a Game Gear after he proves he has control over his game playing habits by destroying all his video game material. And in doing so instill in him a new, much harsher addiction to batteries, which those damned things went through like popcorn.
In Freaks and Geeks , all of the Freaks get 'drunk' off of nonalcoholic beer. Lindsay's little brother has switched a keg of alcoholic beer for nonalcoholic beer under the influence haha of anti drug assemblies from school. This is Truth in Television though, since the people drinking the nonalcoholic beer don't know it's nonalcoholic, resulting in the placebo effect.
Cade is shocked at his state of mind, realizing salt is their heroin. In a later episode, we even see a Gua hunting down another in a back alley, where he has been hanging out with human heroin junkies feeding his addiction to salt. Spoofing the immense amount of media coverage Starbucks' three-hour nationwide shutdown received, Stephen Colbert did a segment in which he reacts to three hours without coffee by going into severe withdrawal.
He physically attacks those around him, digs desperately through garbage cans for old Starbucks cups that he can burn and inhale, and, when Starbucks "finally" reopens, huddling naked in a shower stall and dousing himself in cup after cup of coffee. Me have craaazy times in '70s and '80s. Me like the Robert Downey, Jr. In a Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch about hoodlum grandmothers, one of them is addicted to crochet. Twenty balls of wool a day, sometimes.
In episode "Rapture", Sisko gets hit by an electric charge from a malfunctioning console and spends the rest of the episode under the same effects as LSD. From the same series, Jem'Hadar soldiers are terminally dependent on a substance known as "Ketracel White".
Their DNA falls apart if they go too long without it. It looks like a white fluid , albeit administered via the side of the neck 30 Rock: Kenneth the Page "rides the brown serpent" when a cappuccino machine is introduced to his desk. He also once said that he was "addicted to coke back in my wall street days".
Cut to a flashback of him working at a video store with a Wall Street poster on the wall , drinking a can of Coca-Cola, and giggling like a stoner. Bill's 'lemon sherbet' in the early seasons of The Goodies , even to the extent of a policeman asking what he was on. He raids his savings for automotive parts, his grades drop because of all the time he's spending on the car, and his brother holds an intervention, complete with a guy from the AAA. Seinfeld had shower-heads with illegally high pressure.
One of the characters in The Legend of Dick and Dom has a one-episode addiction to gingerbread; we don't see her actually intoxicated on it, but she hoards it, denies she has a problem, gets withdrawal symptoms when her friends take her stash away, obsessively hunts for more and finally starts seeing people as giant gingerbread men and dreamily chewing on them.
No, more addictive and incapacitating than any of these, she's become a treacle-fiend! Characters in Young Blades are occasionally shown getting extremely high on coffee. In one episode, the royal doctor convinces the king to ban coffee due to its harmful effects, suggesting that people "indulge in some harmless stimulant like tobacco" instead. There's an episode where he gives it up and some of the effects At first I was just pranking on weekends.
You Can't Do That on Television attempted to cover drug abuse in one episode. Rather than show actual drug use, they showed sketches of kids addicted to getting cream pies in their faces.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch had "Pancake Madness," an episode where Sabrina gets hooked on pancakes it's explained that no one in the Spellman family can eat them due to this weakness. Highlights include Sabrina trying to make her own pancakes in the middle of the night, binging on pancakes at school and ballooning to a massive size, and trying to sneak off to "a twelve-step meeting at Howard Johnson's.
Mapleton bringing her to the "International Pancake House" to eat the breakfast forever. At the end of the episode, Sabrina breaks her addiction, but comments that she'll always want pancakes, and will have to take things "one day at a time.