Television Beverages

Ever notice show often your favorite TV character(s) drink? I was watching a few episodes of Burn Notice when I realized that these men drink more mojitos than any man should. Fiona just chugs a beer or five.

That got me to thinking…what other TV show characters drink an abnormal amount of one beverage?

Burn Notice: Mojitos

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I could use one right now, but I fear I lack in manliness.

Friends: Coffee

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They really didn’t have much time to do anything else but drink bean juice. I always wondered when they other things…like work?

Cheers: Cheap Ass Beer

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Norm didn’t get that gut by drink red wine, that’s fo sho.

Bones: Red Wine and perhaps Scotch

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After they brilliantly solve a case usually involving nothing more than a few bone shards, a fungus, and maybe an insect wing, you can typically catch the gang getting drinks at the Founding Fathers.

Glee: Slushies

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Okay, so they don’t technically drink the slushies…..

Coupling: Red Wine and Beer

The ladies gossip about neck fat and porn tapes over the red wine:

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And the boys gossip about inappropriate laughter and porn tapes over the beer:

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Star Trek: Romulan Ale

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Looking suspiciously like Blue Curaçao, it’s the moonshine of space. Mostly illegal, hard to come by, and promises a raging hangover.

Mad Men: Anything Alcoholic

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These lushes know how to stay soused at work.

I’d be fired.

Don’t kid yourself, you probably would be too.

Andy Griffith Show: Coffee

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Not artisanal kind of coffee that Monica and Chandler swigged on a daily basis. I’m thinking Andy and Barn topped out at Maxwell House.

Andy Griffith Show: Moonshine

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Hey, this show wasn’t all sweet tea and cornbread. There’s drunk and there’s Otis-Campbell-drunk-on-any-given-weekend. He even had his own set of keys to the jail.

Since Mayberry was in a dry county, you wondered where Otis got his shine after those cute old ladies got busted.

The bigger question is why no one got him help.

Damages: Bourbon

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If I had her job I’d drink straight liquor each night too.

Supernatural: Any kind of beer

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Nothing like a cold brewski with your brother after a hard day of demon-fighting.

(I’m a little jealous of that bottle.)

The Drew Carey Show: Buzz Beer

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Half beer, half coffee. All bad.

According to Lewis in the show, “the combination of caffeine and alcohol should be more addictive than heroin, but so far sales haven’t borne that out”.

suck it, martha.


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2 Comments on “Television Beverages”

  1. March 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    On Star Trek, everyone has their own signature drink. McCoy drinks Saurian brandy (and mint juleps on special occassions), Chekov has vodka, Scotty has scotch (of course), and Spock drinks Altair water. Also, on MASH, everyone drinks gin from a MacGyver’d still.

  2. March 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    I’d forgotten about the gin on MASH! Thanks for the reminder. And maybe I should dedicate a whole post to Star Trek’s eating and drinking habits, eh?

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