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7th May '17 11:19:56 PM Vir
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** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E17BartToTheFuture Bart To The Future]]", one of the dilemmas President Lisa Simpson's administration has to deal with is that the previous administration's attempts at helping children and keeping them off crime not only ''didn't'' turned them off crime, but instead transformed them into [[ImplacableMan implacable supermen]] capable of doing crime literally all day long.

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** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E17BartToTheFuture Bart To The Future]]", one of the dilemmas President Lisa Simpson's administration has to deal with is that the previous administration's attempts at helping children and keeping them off crime not only ''didn't'' turned turn them off crime, but instead transformed them into [[ImplacableMan implacable supermen]] capable of doing crime literally all day long.
21st Apr '17 5:08:28 AM Vir
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** In the episode "Tazmanian Lullaby", Francis kept on [[BananaPeel slipping on the same banana peel.]]

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** In the episode "Tazmanian Lullaby", Francis kept on [[BananaPeel slipping on the same banana peel.]]{{banana peel}}.
21st Apr '17 5:03:25 AM Vir
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** On "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E17BartToTheFuture Bart To The Future]]", one of the dilemmas President Lisa Simpson's administration has to deal with is that the previous administration's attempts at helping children and keeping them off crime not only ''didn't'' turned them off crime, but instead transformed them into [[ImplacableMan implacable supermen]] capable of doing crime literally all day long.

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** On In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E17BartToTheFuture Bart To The Future]]", one of the dilemmas President Lisa Simpson's administration has to deal with is that the previous administration's attempts at helping children and keeping them off crime not only ''didn't'' turned them off crime, but instead transformed them into [[ImplacableMan implacable supermen]] capable of doing crime literally all day long.
21st Apr '17 4:54:59 AM Vir
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* In the BeachEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/kaeloo/images/2/21/Unnamed8.gif/revision/latest?cb=20161121131057 Stumpy failing to catch a volleyball]] actually counts as an epic fail.

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* In the BeachEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/kaeloo/images/2/21/Unnamed8.gif/revision/latest?cb=20161121131057 gif Stumpy failing to catch a volleyball]] actually counts as an epic fail.
9th Apr '17 3:35:14 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'': It can't get much more epic than how the Mighty One-Eyes's attempt to destroy the Golden City is ultimately foiled. All it took was [[ButterflyOfDoom a very, very, very fortunately aimed little tack and a (big amount of) dumb luck]], and the One-Eye's improbable war machine of doom is destroyed by a hilarious chain reaction along with all the One-Eyes's army. ''All because of a tack''. And mind you, the progressive destruction of the war machine gets more than fifteen minutes of screen time.
** Though not as spectacular, the Thief's Wile E. Coyote-esque attempts at stealing the golden balls are crowned by some pretty epic fails too.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "Homer the Smithers", Homer has to cook breakfast for Mr. Burns at 4:30 in the morning and is out to make sure it's the best damn breakfast he can provide. He starts off with a shish kebab on a burner, which he doesn't know how to use, and it catches fire. Then he goes to a simple microwave, smashes the window open and sticks in the kebab, and (rather unsurprisingly) it also catches fire. Like a drunken student on a night out in Manchester, he has failed in his kebab quest, and settles for a bowl of cereal, which, as the page image shows, is not only a disaster, but also [[BeyondTheImpossible breaks several scientific laws]].
** In "Homer Goes to College," he's put in a truck containing a simulator of his work station and [[WalkingTechbane somehow]] causes a meltdown. He later, somehow, does the same with a model proton accelerator in a classroom.
--->'''Inspector:''' [[LampshadeHanging I'm still not sure how he caused the meltdown]]. [[BeyondTheImpossible There wasn't any nuclear material in the truck]]!
** In "Moaning Lisa," Bart beats Homer so badly in the boxing video game that it shows Homer's boxer being lowered into a grave. Bart's boxer [[CrossTheLineTwice dances on his opponent's grave]].
** In "Mom and Pop Art," when Homer attempts to build a barbecue, he has several epic failures in short succession. All he manages to build is a chaotic pile of the grill's components (including, somehow, his wristwatch) embedded in a slab of concrete. Angrier than usual, Homer charges the debris with an umbrella like Literature/DonQuixote after beating it with a pipe, with about the same measure of success.
--->'''Homer''': Oh yeah, that's a fine looking barbeque pit. (brings the box down, revealing his crappily made verson) WHY DOESN'T MINE LOOK LIKE THAT?! (screaming in rage) [[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHY MUST?! EVERYTHING IN LIFE?! BE SO?! HARD?!]] WHY MUST I FAIL AT EVERY ATTEMPT AT MASONRY?!
** A similar incident happens in "Marge Be Not Proud". After Marge doesn't put marshmallows in Bart's hot cocoa because she thought it would make him feel like more of an adult, she then suggests that he do it himself. His attempt results in the marshmallow absorbing every drop of the liquid to form a sort of gelatin, which Bart gloomily eats with a knife and fork. Of course Grandpa views it differently and even asks if he can have a slice of the marshmallow.
** In "Days of Wine and D'ohses", Homer crudely creates an alternate gas main in order to allow him to do pyrotechnics with a tiki idol that he got as a result of rummaging through garbage, resulting in a massive gas leak in the kitchen. While ranting to Marge as the tiki idol, he accidentally drops it, causing it to combust, and it is also implied that the house was going to end up destroyed shortly thereafter.
** Homer's encounter with the wrecking ball in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' crosses into this by the end, when it resumes swinging for no apparent reason a couple of seconds after seemingly coming to a stop.
** In "Homer's Triple Bypass," the ''COPS'' parody has Chief Wiggum trying to locate a cattle rustler. He ends up mistaking Reverend Lovejoy's location with the cattle rustler's location next door, despite the obvious hints that they got the wrong house (the next door neighbors had an odd amount of cattle especially for a suburban neighborhood, whereas the house they raided, Lovejoy's, was normal). He also fails to identify the car or even the driver--beyond being "[[SuspectIsHatless hatless]]"--despite the driver poking his head out to taunt the cops long enough to have even a ten year old give the specific details.
** In "Bart's Comet", the plan to get rid of the eponymous comet is to blow it up with a missile. It lasts ten seconds in the air and then blows up the [[GeographicFlexibility only bridge out of Springfield]].
** In the subplot to "Bart the Lover," Homer strives to develop a doghouse for Santa's Little Helper. He manages to complete it, only for this exchange to occur (and it is implied afterwards that he has to contribute to the SwearJar):
-->'''Homer:''' What do you think?\\
'''Lisa:''' How's the dog supposed to get in?\\
'''Homer:''' Well, he just goes... ''(realizes that he forgot to add a door to the doghouse)'' Doh...!
** Frank Grimes attempted to invoke this trope on Homer in "Homer's Enemy" by having him join a nuclear power plant model-creating contest (intended for ''children'') with the intention of having him lose, thus exposing him as a fraud. [[SpringtimeForHitler Homer actually won]]. But for "Grimey" (as Homer refers to him throughout the episode), the trope is played straight. When his contest scheme fails, Grimes snaps and runs amok through the plant, eventually touching live high-voltage wires that electrocute him on contact.
** In "Eight Misbehavin'", Homer's forced to perform in a circus-like show at the zoo. When the show's trained cobras start attacking him, the zookeepers bring out a mongoose to kill the cobras... but the mongoose gets scared by the many number of cobras so it instead ''joins the cobras in attacking Homer''!
-->'''Homer:''' Stupid mongoose! Get the snakes! The ''snakes''!
** In "Natural Born Kissers", we learn that when he served in the US Army during World War II, Grandpa Simpson was so terrible at clearing minefields that he was awarded the [[MedalOfDishonor Iron Cross]].
** In "Miracle On Evergreen Terrace", [[GameShowAppearance Marge goes on]] ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' to try to repay Springfield, but ends up with -$5200, which she owes host Alex Trebek.
** In "My Fair Laddie", after Willie has become a proper gentleman thanks to Lisa, Principal Skinner hires Mr. Largo to be the school's new groundskeeper. When Mr. Largo attempts to drive Willie's tractor, he ends up on the school's roof.
** On "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E17BartToTheFuture Bart To The Future]]", one of the dilemmas President Lisa Simpson's administration has to deal with is that the previous administration's attempts at helping children and keeping them off crime not only ''didn't'' turned them off crime, but instead transformed them into [[ImplacableMan implacable supermen]] capable of doing crime literally all day long.
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes: Countless examples:
** Wile E. Coyote was prone to epic failure, often in humorously spectacular fashion. Some of the more memorable ones included a dose of [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Faulty Booby-Trap]].
*** None, however, was ever more famous than the catapult in "To Beep or Not to Beep", which fails [[NeverRecycleYourSchemes not once]], not twice, but an amazing ''six times'' in his latest attempt to flatten the Road Runner with a large boulder. The Coyote, determined to make the catapult a success, but is continually flattened as the catapult fails (and sometimes collapses) in physics-defying ways. When the contraption jams on the sixth try, Wile E. tries like heck to get it unjammed before the arm finally releases the boulder. Wile E. doesn't notice that he's hurtling through the air atop a flying boulder until it's too late, and is crushed against another rock formation, dashed into high-voltage power lines, and sent flying back to the catapult, which throws him to the ground ''right'' below the point where the boulder lands. Viewers then see the reason for the epic fail: the manufacturer's nameplate, which reads that the catapult was made by the "Road-Runner Manufacturing Company; Phoenix * Taos * Santa Fe * Flagstaff."
** Marvin the Martian does this often too. In "Mad as a Mars Hare", he first tries to zap Bugs with a disintegrator, but winds up disintegrating himself (requiring him to "reintegrate" himself, ranting that "Being disintegrated [[{{Catchphrase}} makes me very angry!"]]). Then he tries to use a weapon on Bugs that will, in theory, evolve Bugs into a higher form that will make him subservient. Unfortunately, Marvin [[HadTheSillyThingInReverse gets the weapon's setting backwards]], turning Bugs into a super-strong Neanderthal rabbit. It ends painfully for Marvin.
** Creator/ChuckJones came to define WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck in these terms, especially by casting him in archetypal 'movie hero' roles, and having him fail spectacularly and worse still, constantly being overshadowed by meek sidekick Porky. Then there's the cartoons where he tries engaging in a battle of wits with WesternAnimation/BugsBunny...
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In "If I'm Dyin' I'm Lying" Peter threatens to go on a hunger strike. Most people could predict he'd fail but nobody could predict how badly he'd fail:
--->'''Peter''': ''(after being on a hunger strike for all of five seconds)'' You gonna eat that stapler?
** In "Peter Problems" Peter is promoted to a forklift operator and is eventually fired for negligence. Now stuck at home, he tries to prepare dinner, then ends up putting three raw chickens at the table, and when he realizes his mistake he finds that he somehow put Chris in the oven, put Stewie in the freezer, and decapitated Meg and put her head in the microwave, which then explodes in a splatter of gore. They're all perfectly fine later.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'': It can't get much more epic than how The '90s ''WesternAnimation/TheAddamsFamily'' cartoon had "[[http://www.clip4e.com/play_the_addams_family_the_day_gomez_failed.htm The Day Gomez Failed]]", the Mighty One-Eyes's attempt plot of which had Gomez deliberately trying to destroy the Golden City is ultimately foiled. All it took was [[ButterflyOfDoom a very, very, very fortunately aimed little tack and a (big amount of) dumb luck]], and the One-Eye's improbable war machine fail, as [[VictoryIsBoring he'd grown bored of doom is destroyed by a hilarious chain reaction along with all the One-Eyes's army. ''All because succeeding]]. [[TheAce Every one of a tack''. And mind you, the progressive destruction of the war machine gets more than fifteen minutes of screen time.
** Though not as spectacular, the Thief's Wile E. Coyote-esque
his attempts at stealing the golden balls are crowned by some pretty epic fails too.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "Homer the Smithers", Homer has
resulted in a success]], causing him to cook breakfast for Mr. Burns at 4:30 in the morning and is get depressed until Morticia points out to make sure it's the best damn breakfast he can provide. He starts off with a shish kebab on a burner, which he doesn't know how to use, and it catches fire. Then he goes to a simple microwave, smashes the window open and sticks in the kebab, and (rather unsurprisingly) it also catches fire. Like a drunken student on a night out in Manchester, he has that he'd failed in his kebab quest, at failing, and settles for a bowl of cereal, which, as the page image shows, is not only a disaster, but also [[BeyondTheImpossible breaks several scientific laws]].
** In "Homer Goes to College," he's put in a truck containing a simulator of his work station and [[WalkingTechbane somehow]] causes a meltdown. He later, somehow, does the same with a model proton accelerator in a classroom.
--->'''Inspector:''' [[LampshadeHanging I'm
thus still not sure how he caused the meltdown]]. [[BeyondTheImpossible There wasn't any nuclear material in the truck]]!
** In "Moaning Lisa," Bart beats Homer so badly in the boxing video game
actually failed. [[LogicBomb Don't think too hard about that it shows Homer's boxer being lowered into a grave. Bart's boxer [[CrossTheLineTwice dances on his opponent's grave]].
**
one.]]
*
In "Mom one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Jimmy, Carl and Pop Art," when Homer attempts to build a barbecue, he has several epic failures Sheen win 8th place in short succession. All he a talent show. The talent show only had seven acts.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'', Puss is challenged by a RiddlingSphinx and
manages to build is a chaotic pile of the grill's components (including, somehow, his wristwatch) embedded in a slab of concrete. Angrier than usual, Homer charges the debris with an umbrella like Literature/DonQuixote after beating it with a pipe, with about the same measure of success.
--->'''Homer''': Oh yeah, that's a fine looking barbeque pit. (brings the box down, revealing his crappily made verson) WHY DOESN'T MINE LOOK LIKE THAT?! (screaming in rage) [[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHY MUST?! EVERYTHING IN LIFE?! BE SO?! HARD?!]] WHY MUST I FAIL AT EVERY ATTEMPT AT MASONRY?!
** A similar incident happens in "Marge Be Not Proud". After Marge doesn't put marshmallows in Bart's hot cocoa because she thought it would make him feel like
get each one even more of an adult, she then suggests that he do it himself. His attempt results in the marshmallow absorbing every drop of the liquid to form a sort of gelatin, which Bart gloomily eats with a knife and fork. Of course Grandpa views it differently and even asks if he can have a slice of the marshmallow.
** In "Days of Wine and D'ohses", Homer crudely creates an alternate gas main in order to allow him to do pyrotechnics with a tiki idol that he got as a result of rummaging through garbage, resulting in a massive gas leak in the kitchen. While ranting to Marge as the tiki idol, he accidentally drops it, causing it to combust, and it is also implied that the house was going to end up destroyed shortly thereafter.
** Homer's encounter with the wrecking ball in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' crosses into this by the end, when it resumes swinging for no apparent reason a couple of seconds after seemingly coming to a stop.
** In "Homer's Triple Bypass," the ''COPS'' parody has Chief Wiggum trying to locate a cattle rustler. He ends up mistaking Reverend Lovejoy's location with the cattle rustler's location next door, despite the obvious hints that they got the
absurdly wrong house (the next door neighbors had an odd amount of cattle especially for a suburban neighborhood, whereas the house they raided, Lovejoy's, was normal). He also fails to identify the car or even the driver--beyond being "[[SuspectIsHatless hatless]]"--despite the driver poking his head out to taunt the cops long enough to have even a ten year old give the specific details.
** In "Bart's Comet", the plan to get rid of the eponymous comet is to blow it up with a missile. It lasts ten seconds in the air and then blows up the [[GeographicFlexibility only bridge out of Springfield]].
** In the subplot to "Bart the Lover," Homer strives to develop a doghouse for Santa's Little Helper. He manages to complete it, only for this exchange to occur (and it is implied afterwards that he has to contribute to the SwearJar):
-->'''Homer:''' What do you think?\\
'''Lisa:''' How's the dog supposed to get in?\\
'''Homer:''' Well, he just goes... ''(realizes that he forgot to add a door to the doghouse)'' Doh...!
** Frank Grimes attempted to invoke this trope on Homer in "Homer's Enemy" by having him join a nuclear power plant model-creating contest (intended for ''children'') with the intention of having him lose, thus exposing him as a fraud. [[SpringtimeForHitler Homer actually won]]. But for "Grimey" (as Homer refers to him throughout the episode), the trope is played straight. When his contest scheme fails, Grimes snaps and runs amok through the plant, eventually touching live high-voltage wires that electrocute him on contact.
** In "Eight Misbehavin'", Homer's forced to perform in a circus-like show at the zoo. When the show's trained cobras start attacking him, the zookeepers bring out a mongoose to kill the cobras... but the mongoose gets scared by the many number of cobras so it instead ''joins the cobras in attacking Homer''!
-->'''Homer:''' Stupid mongoose! Get the snakes! The ''snakes''!
** In "Natural Born Kissers", we learn that when he served in the US Army during World War II, Grandpa Simpson was so terrible at clearing minefields that he was awarded the [[MedalOfDishonor Iron Cross]].
** In "Miracle On Evergreen Terrace", [[GameShowAppearance Marge goes on]] ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' to try to repay Springfield, but ends up with -$5200, which she owes host Alex Trebek.
** In "My Fair Laddie", after Willie has become a proper gentleman thanks to Lisa, Principal Skinner hires Mr. Largo to be the school's new groundskeeper. When Mr. Largo attempts to drive Willie's tractor, he ends up on the school's roof.
** On "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E17BartToTheFuture Bart To The Future]]", one of the dilemmas President Lisa Simpson's administration has to deal with is that the previous administration's attempts at helping children and keeping them off crime not only ''didn't'' turned them off crime, but instead transformed them into [[ImplacableMan implacable supermen]] capable of doing crime literally all day long.
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes: Countless examples:
** Wile E. Coyote was prone to epic failure, often in humorously spectacular fashion. Some of the more memorable ones included a dose of [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Faulty Booby-Trap]].
*** None, however, was ever more famous
than the catapult in "To Beep or Not last, to Beep", which fails [[NeverRecycleYourSchemes not once]], not twice, but an amazing ''six times'' in his latest attempt to flatten the Road Runner with a large boulder. The Coyote, determined to make the catapult a success, but is continually flattened as the catapult fails (and sometimes collapses) in physics-defying ways. When the contraption jams on the sixth try, Wile E. tries like heck to get it unjammed before the arm finally releases the boulder. Wile E. doesn't notice that he's hurtling through the air atop a flying boulder until it's too late, and is crushed against another rock formation, dashed into high-voltage power lines, and sent flying back to the catapult, which throws him to the ground ''right'' below the point where his answer to the boulder lands. Viewers last riddle is a lip popping sound. He then see challenges her to come up with a riddle he can solve, but she fails at that.
-->'''Sphinx''': What is blue and is
the reason sky?\\
'''Puss''': I know this one...\\
'''Sphinx''': It's right in the riddle! I just said it, it's the sky! All you have to do is say "Sky"! Say "Sky"!!\\
'''Puss''': Can I have a hint?
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'':
** In the episode, "Zoobotnik", Robotnik orders Scratch and Grounder to go downstairs and open the door.
-->'''Robotnik:''' Think you can manage ''that'' without [[TemptingFate falling on your faces?]]\\
'''Scratch:''' No problem.\\
'''Grounder:''' Can do.\\
''(they proceed to do just that)''
** On the hero side of the scale, another episode had Sonic [[CowboyEpisode become the sheriff of a western town]] and forced into a gun duel. When training
for it, Sonic and Tails find out that Sonic is a poor shot. How bad? He can't shoot the epic fail: broadside of a barn when he's standing five feet to it.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has so many examples. Special mention has to go to Finn attempting to ask Princess Bubblegum out to movie night in "Go With Me".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'':
** "The Procrastinators": Gumball and Darwin make a stack of fragile bowls, mugs, and plates, and place them on a table. They then bet on whether anything will break if Darwin pulls
the manufacturer's nameplate, which reads tablecloth out from under it. He then pulls the tablecloth out... causing ''the building they're in'' to shatter into a million pieces without damaging the stack at all. In addition, Gumball tries to toss a candy high into the air and land it in his mouth, but he instead knocks a crow into his own mouth while the candy landed in Darwin's.
** "The Goons": Gumball is tasked with putting in the ''only'' piece in a jigsaw puzzle left, goes nowhere after hours of trying, and gives up.
** "The Quest": After twice demonstrating his inability to catch, Gumball fails to ''not'' catch an object he's being chased for carrying.
** "The Skull": Clayton leans on a sink, knocking it off and spraying water everywhere out of an exposed pipe. He tries to stop it by putting his mouth over the pipe, but that just sends him flying around the room, destroying a bunch of lockers. Then everything catches on fire for no reason.
** "The Sidekick": Darwin's inbox is so empty
that the catapult page itself is falling apart and bug-infested.
-->'''Gumball''': What the? Is that cockroach ''[[HowIsThatEvenPossible inside]]'' your inbox?
** "The Tape": Darwin keeps messing up the film's intro. Gumball decides to try it himself and snaps his own neck 180 degrees when he
was made supposed to turn around.
** "The Fridge": A montage of Gumball's accomplishments this week includes jumping off the high dive and getting his shorts pulled off
by the "Road-Runner Manufacturing Company; Phoenix * Taos * Santa Fe * Flagstaff."
** Marvin
board, giving Penny a bouquet of flowers that was full of bees, and his performance for the Martian does this often too. In "Mad as a Mars Hare", school band where he first had to hit one note on a triangle and missed the instrument entirely.
** "The Banana": Banana Joe
tries to zap Bugs with a disintegrator, beat up Darwin and Gumball, but winds up disintegrating trips and knocks himself (requiring him to "reintegrate" himself, ranting that "Being disintegrated [[{{Catchphrase}} makes me very angry!"]]). Then he out without even touching them.
** "The Mothers": Mrs. Banana
tries to use a weapon on Bugs that will, in theory, evolve Bugs play the piano and it immediately collapses into a higher form that will make him subservient. Unfortunately, Marvin [[HadTheSillyThingInReverse gets flaming wreckage. Also, one round of the weapon's setting backwards]], turning Bugs contest is walking over a floor covered in cooking oil without falling over. Mrs. Banana takes one step on it then immediately falls and shatters into pieces like glass.
** "The Joy": Miss Simian tries to flip over
a table in rage, but it flips exactly 360 degrees, landing it back where it started with no change.
* The four times Francine stated "IToldYouSo" to Stan in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': Stan somehow crashing a British double-decker bus into the garage, Stan accidentally killing two bungee-jumpers by wrapping the cord around their necks, Stan losing a game of chess ''to a turkey'', and Stan ''setting the backyard pool on fire'' -- '''while there was water in it.'''
** And in "Fartbreak Hotel", without Francine, Stan '''can't even dress himself.'''
* Fu Dog from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' is a magical sentient and talking dog, but the one time he needed to communicate with a normal dog he needed an English/Dog dictionary... And still failed.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Archer}}'' may need its own page for this; [[IntendedAudienceReaction an episode isn't over until compound failures merge and snowball to Epic]]. Also subverted by the times an apparent failure is actually a [[ExactlyAsPlanned successfully engineered sabotage]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'', Pig was so bad at golf, when he had to replace Otis during a game, he managed to wipe out Otis's ''300 stroke lead''.
* This was sometimes [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] in the earliest ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' comics; often, Ben would use the Omnitrix and mistakenly turn himself into an alien other than the one he had wanted. (For instance, in one case he thought the
super-strong Neanderthal rabbit. It ends painfully Fourarms was best for Marvin.
** Creator/ChuckJones came to define WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck in these terms, especially by casting him in archetypal 'movie hero' roles, and having him fail spectacularly and worse still, constantly being overshadowed by meek sidekick Porky. Then there's
the cartoons where crisis, but instead he tries engaging in a battle of wits got the super-smart (but physically weak) Grey Matter. Nevertheless, he was usually able to solve the problem with WesternAnimation/BugsBunny...
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In "If I'm Dyin' I'm Lying" Peter threatens to go on a hunger strike. Most people could predict he'd fail but nobody could predict how badly he'd fail:
--->'''Peter''': ''(after being on a hunger strike for all of five seconds)'' You gonna eat that stapler?
** In "Peter Problems" Peter is promoted to a forklift operator and is eventually fired for negligence. Now stuck at home,
whatever he tries to prepare dinner, then ends up putting three raw chickens at the table, and when he realizes his mistake he finds that he somehow put Chris in the oven, put Stewie in the freezer, and decapitated Meg and put her head in the microwave, which then explodes in a splatter of gore. They're all perfectly fine later.got.



* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' once tried to get rid of a fly by using explosives. His house became a mess and the fly survived.
* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': The Vulture Squadron is lucky that they're able to get their planes in the air, let alone botch up every operation in their efforts to stop Yankee Doodle Pigeon.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' cartoon provides the trope image for PointyHairedBoss, featuring the TropeNamer losing a game of TabletopGame/{{chess}} to a ''pineapple''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** "Invasion of the Dads" is full of this. Mr. Turner causing a flood while trying to fix the plumbing seems reasonable, right? Well, he ended up causing a flood ''every time he used a monkey wrench, even when there was'' '''''no''''' ''water involved''. It even happened when all he did was open the door.
** Want to know how terrible a baseball player Chester is? He once got nine innings worth of outs with ''one swing''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In "If I'm Dyin' I'm Lying" Peter threatens to go on a hunger strike. Most people could predict he'd fail but nobody could predict how badly he'd fail:
--->'''Peter''': ''(after being on a hunger strike for all of five seconds)'' You gonna eat that stapler?
** In "Peter Problems" Peter is promoted to a forklift operator and is eventually fired for negligence. Now stuck at home, he tries to prepare dinner, then ends up putting three raw chickens at the table, and when he realizes his mistake he finds that he somehow put Chris in the oven, put Stewie in the freezer, and decapitated Meg and put her head in the microwave, which then explodes in a splatter of gore. They're all perfectly fine later.



* In ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', Charlie Brown loses the spelling bee when he misspells "beagle", a word you'd think he'd be very familiar with. (''Snoopy'' is a beagle.) Even worse, he does it ''on live TV''. Even more worse, Charlie screams in frustration as soon as he spelled the word, meaning he ''knew'' the correct spelling and just plain screwed up.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Gutter Balls", Ed Bighead has a flashback to his final frame on a bowling tournament. With the scores tied, he only needs one pin to win, and he [[TemptingFate deliberately wasted his first roll on a gutter ball]]. He throws the second ball, but instead of rolling down the lane, it flies off and ricochets all over the place, demolishing the alley. At the end, the only thing left standing are Ed's pins, completely untouched. He could NeverLiveItDown.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''
** Squidward's stints as frycook at the Krusty Krab inevitably end this way.
*** In "Pickles", [=SpongeBob=] has to temporarily give up his job as fry cook for reasons irrelevant, Squidward takes over temporarily, and epic fail ensues. The customers cry out "He burnt my Krabby Patty," "He burnt my fries!" and finally: "He burnt my shake!"
*** When [=SpongeBob=] literally played hooky in the episode "Hooky" and left Squidward manning (squidding?) the grill, the results were similarly disastrous:
--->'''Customer 1:''' My sandwich tastes like a fried boot.\\
'''Customer 2:''' My sandwich ''is'' a fried boot!
** [=SpongeBob=] taking his routine driving test... [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption you can see where we're going with this]].
-->'''Mrs. Puff ''[inflated, with distorted voice]'':''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsvnQc12S9Y Oh, SpongeBob...Whyyyyyy?]]
** In "Band Geeks":
*** During a rehearsal, Squidward instructs his band to repeat a short melody. The brass and wind sections do just fine, but the drums? They ''blow on their drumsticks'' and end up accidentally shooting them at Squidward.
----> '''Squidward:''' Too bad that didn't kill me.
*** Squidward tells the flag-twirlers to speed it up, which then leads to their flags acting like propellers, sending them up hundreds of feet and crash into a blimp, [[MadeOfExplodium which then explodes]], followed by another band member playing Taps (poorly) and Squidward quietly going into the TroubledFetalPosition.
*** In another rehearsal, Squidward suggests that the band play loudly [[ItMakesSenseInContext since people might think they're good.]] What happens is that the band plays so loud that the glass gets blown out and Squidward is left a mangled mess. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And then his baton breaks.]]
----> '''Squidward:''' Okay, new theory. Maybe we should play so quietly...no one can hear us.
** In "Le Big Switch" Krabs exchanges [=SpongeBob=] for a french chef from a high quality restaurant during an exchange program in hopes that customer demand for fine expensive food will increase his profits. Things don't go well for [=SpongeBob=] in his new surroundings initially since [=SpongeBob=] is incapable of cooking anything but Krabby Patties, to the degree where he can't even fry an egg without it instantly transforming into a burger. However his epic fail becomes an epic win when both his boss and his rich clientele both enjoy his Krabby Patties so much they latch onto his ankles begging him not to go back to the Krusty Krab after the exchange ends.
** In "Tutor Sauce", when Mr. Krabs tried to teach [=SpongeBob=] to drive a boat, he ended up hitting the Krusty Krab ''every time'' no matter where he was, even with ''an arcade game''.
** In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V", Mermaid Man, [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, Squidward and Sandy attempt to battle a TerribleTrio formed of Man Ray, The Dirty Bubble and Barnacle Boy, who was TemporarilyAVillain. Captain Magma (Squidward) accidentally erupts lava on The Quickster ([=SpongeBob=]) causing him to run around in circles, The Elastic Waistband (Patrick) attempts to grab him but fails and ends up with his arms stretched out, Mermaid Man attempts to extinguish The Quickster with a water ball and hits Captain Magma, causing him to turn to ash, and Miss Appear (Sandy) turns invisible only to get hit by a boat and sent falling off the cliff. After the villains survey the aftermath, Mermaid Man falls backward.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'', Charlie Brown loses the spelling bee when he misspells "beagle", a word you'd think he'd be very familiar with. (''Snoopy'' is a beagle.) Even worse, he does it ''on live TV''. Even more worse, Charlie screams in frustration as soon as he spelled the word, meaning he ''knew'' the correct spelling and just plain screwed up.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''
one episode "Gutter Balls", Ed Bighead has of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', during a flashback vacation, Jon, Garfield and Odie entered a long tunnel. It took them a whole day to his final frame on a bowling tournament. With reach the scores tied, he only needs one pin to win, and he [[TemptingFate deliberately wasted his first roll on a gutter ball]]. He throws the second ball, but instead of rolling down the lane, it flies off and ricochets all over the place, demolishing the alley. At the end, the only thing left standing are Ed's pins, completely untouched. He could NeverLiveItDown.
other end. Even Garfield doesn't know how Jon got lost in there.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''
** Squidward's stints as frycook at the Krusty Krab inevitably end this way.
*** In "Pickles", [=SpongeBob=] has to temporarily give up his job as fry cook for reasons irrelevant, Squidward takes over temporarily, and epic fail ensues. The customers cry out "He burnt my Krabby Patty," "He burnt my fries!" and finally: "He burnt my shake!"
*** When [=SpongeBob=] literally played hooky
Mentioned in the episode "Hooky" and left Squidward manning (squidding?) the grill, the results were similarly disastrous:
--->'''Customer 1:''' My sandwich tastes like a fried boot.\\
'''Customer 2:''' My sandwich ''is'' a fried boot!
** [=SpongeBob=] taking his routine driving test... [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption you can see where we're going with this]].
-->'''Mrs. Puff ''[inflated, with distorted voice]'':''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsvnQc12S9Y Oh, SpongeBob...Whyyyyyy?]]
** In "Band Geeks":
*** During a rehearsal, Squidward instructs his band to repeat a short melody. The brass and wind sections do just fine, but the drums? They ''blow on their drumsticks'' and end up accidentally shooting them at Squidward.
----> '''Squidward:''' Too bad that didn't kill me.
*** Squidward tells the flag-twirlers to speed it up, which then leads to their flags acting like propellers, sending them up hundreds
first season finale of feet and crash into a blimp, [[MadeOfExplodium which then explodes]], followed by another band member playing Taps (poorly) and Squidward quietly going into the TroubledFetalPosition.
*** In another rehearsal, Squidward suggests that the band play loudly [[ItMakesSenseInContext since people might think they're good.]] What happens is that the band plays so loud that the glass gets blown out and Squidward is left a mangled mess. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And then his baton breaks.]]
----> '''Squidward:''' Okay, new theory. Maybe we should play so quietly...no one can hear us.
** In "Le Big Switch" Krabs exchanges [=SpongeBob=] for a french chef from a high quality restaurant during an exchange program in hopes that customer demand for fine expensive food will increase his profits. Things don't go well for [=SpongeBob=] in his new surroundings initially since [=SpongeBob=] is incapable of cooking anything but Krabby Patties, to the degree where he can't even fry an egg without it instantly transforming into a burger. However his epic fail becomes an epic win
''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' when both his boss and his rich clientele both enjoy his Krabby Patties so much they latch onto his ankles begging him not to go back to Mindbender's Bio-Viper is destroyed in an experiment he was sure would work.
-->'''Destro:''' I believe
the Krusty Krab after the exchange ends.
** In "Tutor Sauce", when Mr. Krabs tried to teach [=SpongeBob=] to drive a boat, he ended up hitting the Krusty Krab ''every time'' no matter where he was, even with ''an arcade game''.
** In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V", Mermaid Man, [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, Squidward and Sandy attempt to battle a TerribleTrio formed of Man Ray, The Dirty Bubble and Barnacle Boy, who was TemporarilyAVillain. Captain Magma (Squidward) accidentally erupts lava on The Quickster ([=SpongeBob=]) causing him to run around in circles, The Elastic Waistband (Patrick) attempts to grab him but fails and ends up with his arms stretched out, Mermaid Man attempts to extinguish The Quickster with a water ball and hits Captain Magma, causing him to turn to ash, and Miss Appear (Sandy) turns invisible only to get hit by a boat and sent falling off the cliff. After the villains survey the aftermath, Mermaid Man falls backward.
term is EPIC FAIL.



* In ''the very first'' ''[[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' episode, [[TheStarscream Starscream]] shoots at the stasis locked Autobots... and revives them. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Oops.]] He goes on to make a long, long career in Epic Fail after that.
** In that same opening storyline, Starscream tries to shoot Megatron dead in front of his men. ''Twice''. And fails both times. So pathetic is this attempt at treachery that, both times, Megs can't be bothered to kill him, opting to rub it in his face, land a non-fatal shot, and go about his day.
** In the fourth episode, Buster and Bumblebee are spying on the Decepticons and learn that the 'Cons are building a sky bridge to Cybertron. While attempting to flee with the information before the Decepticons realize they're there, Bumblebee somehow manages to accidentally throw ''himself'' into reverse and accidentally backs off a cliff.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', Inferno, having long since suffered from VillainDecay, is told to rush the Maximal's base. So he does. And by "rush", we mean "run in screaming like an idiot, flailing his arms like he's epileptic, and not fire a single shot". The Maximal's reaction is to exchange awkward glances, shrug, and drop a big rock on him.
* During a tap contest in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Butters loses one of his shoes onstage, unleashing DisasterDominoes that end up destroying the stage and killing over a dozen audience members, traumatizing him[[note]]As Stan later informs him, this was ''even worse'' than it seems because a woman killed was pregnant and two family members of victims committed suicide.[[/note]]. After getting over it and entering another contest, this becomes an epic win as the same thing happens, this time killing his opponents (and retraumatizing him).
** In "[[Recap/SouthParkS1E4BigGayAlsBigGayBoatRide Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride]]", we see Cartman finishing a report for school on how Series/SimonAndSimon were not actually brothers--only on television. Unfortunately, the assignment was on Asian cultures.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' has an episode where [[GreatGazoo Mr. Mxyzptlk]] tries to harass Superman. He is basically a PhysicalGod, even compared to Supes, but he promises to return home for three months if he ever says or spells his name backwards. This episode consists of Superman as a ScrewySquirrel, constantly fooling Mxy into banishing himself. At one point, his [[UglyGuyHotWife totally hot wife]] tells him to simply kill Superman before he can say anything. Thus Mxy spends the next 3 months building a killer robot. He marches off, full of vigor. The moment he's gone, she starts counting down from five...too much credit; he's back by three. At the end of the episode, Mxy is tricked into spelling his name TWICE, backwards. In a row. Using heat exhaust from the kryptonite rocket he turned into to chase Superman across Metropolis. Superman goes straight into SmugSuper territory as he mocks Mxy before banishing him for good.
** One particular instance stands out as severely Epic Fail:
--->''(Superman, as Clark Kent, is shaving himself when Mxy shows up)''\\
'''Mxy:''' Your three months are up. And this time, you're not gonna cheat me out of my fun!\\
'''Clark:''' Oh, it's you again, Mr. Kltpzyxm.\\
'''Mxy:''' ''Not'' "Kltpzyxm!" Mxyzptlk! Now, the first thing I'm gonna do- Aw, nuts. ''(poof)''\\
''(Clark continues shaving.)''
** Not to mention when he tells Mxy that he'll meet him up on the roof just as soon as he's done proof-reading his latest story. Mxy refuses to let him stall and does so for him...no points for guessing what all the typos spell out.
* This was sometimes [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] in the earliest ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' comics; often, Ben would use the Omnitrix and mistakenly turn himself into an alien other than the one he had wanted. (For instance, in one case he thought the super-strong Fourarms was best for the crisis, but instead he got the super-smart (but physically weak) Grey Matter. Nevertheless, he was usually able to solve the problem with whatever he got.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has so many examples. Special mention has to go to Finn attempting to ask Princess Bubblegum out to movie night in "Go With Me."
* In one ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' cartoon, [[MadScientist Simon Bar Sinister]]'s plan to TakeOverTheWorld involved using a device called [[AppliedPhlebotinum the Big Dipper]] to steal the Earth's water; it could drain the water from lakes, rivers, and even oceans, storing each in a small jar, which he planned to use to starve the world into submission. However, he had a few failures trying to invent it. His first model froze the water solid. The second turned it into steam (making the fire department think his house was on fire). The third was the biggest Epic Fail; it did the opposite, flooding his whole house. (His [[BlatantLies really bad excuse]] to the police, that it was his leaky faucet, made them suspicious, but they still couldn't arrest him, and unfortunately, his fourth attempt was a success. He may have been evil, but at least he was persistent.)

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' has Johnny entering a cooking contest. He comes in 16th place, in a contest that only had 12 contestants. The cake that he made was made of random junk he pulled out of their pockets.
* In ''the very first'' ''[[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' episode, [[TheStarscream Starscream]] shoots at the stasis locked Autobots... and revives them. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Oops.]] He goes on ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' episode "Ultimatum", the Ultimen, an {{expy}} duo of the Wonder Twins, tried to make a long, long career defeat [[Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} AQUAMAN]] by turning into: A) water, in Epic Fail after that.
** In that same opening storyline, Starscream tries to shoot Megatron dead in front of his men. ''Twice''. And fails both times. So pathetic is this
an attempt at treachery that, both times, Megs can't be bothered to kill him, opting to rub it in his face, land a non-fatal shot, [[ShootingSuperman drowning Aquaman]]; and go about his day.
**
B) a land-based dinosaur that could barely move in the water, let alone breathe in it. Aquaman's response: "King of the Seas, remember?"
*
In the fourth episode, Buster and Bumblebee are spying on the Decepticons and learn that the 'Cons are building a sky bridge BeachEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/kaeloo/images/2/21/Unnamed8.gif/revision/latest?cb=20161121131057 Stumpy failing to Cybertron. While attempting to flee with the information before the Decepticons realize they're there, Bumblebee somehow manages to accidentally throw ''himself'' into reverse and accidentally backs off catch a cliff.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', Inferno, having long since suffered from VillainDecay, is told to rush the Maximal's base. So he does. And by "rush", we mean "run in screaming like an idiot, flailing his arms like he's epileptic, and not fire a single shot". The Maximal's reaction is to exchange awkward glances, shrug, and drop a big rock on him.
* During a tap contest in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Butters loses one of his shoes onstage, unleashing DisasterDominoes that end up destroying the stage and killing over a dozen audience members, traumatizing him[[note]]As Stan later informs him, this was ''even worse'' than it seems because a woman killed was pregnant and two family members of victims committed suicide.[[/note]]. After getting over it and entering another contest, this becomes an epic win as the same thing happens, this time killing his opponents (and retraumatizing him).
** In "[[Recap/SouthParkS1E4BigGayAlsBigGayBoatRide Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride]]", we see Cartman finishing a report for school on how Series/SimonAndSimon were not
volleyball]] actually brothers--only on television. Unfortunately, counts as an epic fail.
* In
the assignment was on Asian cultures.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' has an
ending of the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode where [[GreatGazoo Mr. Mxyzptlk]] tries Ron ended up becoming a multi-millionaire (and gaining a personality change to harass Superman. match), Dr. Drakken managed to create a lair with a large laser cannon from the funds he acquired from Ron. He is basically a PhysicalGod, even compared to Supes, but he promises to return home for three months if he ever says or spells then demonstrates the weapon's abilities by firing it at the moon, deflect on mirrors installed there and start his name backwards. This episode consists of Superman as a ScrewySquirrel, constantly fooling Mxy into banishing himself. At one point, fiendish EvilPlan. Instead, it returns right back to the source and demolishes his [[UglyGuyHotWife totally hot wife]] own lair. Shego then tells him to simply kill Superman before he can say anything. Thus Mxy spends that it was a colossal waste of money.
* A ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode has Peggy doing
the next 3 months building famous "Stick a killer robot. He marches off, full of vigor. The moment he's gone, flower in liquid nitrogen and watch it shatter" experiment, which goes off well...until she starts counting down from five...too much credit; he's back by three. At drops the end flower on the floor and it doesn't break, after which, she tries bashing it against a desk and it still doesn't break.
** A different episode has Hank, Dale, and Bill being a pit-stop crew while Boomhauer is the racecar driver. Hank and Bill do their jobs, and Hank tells Dale to stand in one spot, not moving, and hold a bucket of sand. Both Bill and Dale somehow get in the backseat. And Dale dropped the sand.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Bolin is told to bribe the judge for Tonraq's trial and given money to do so. He instead bribes two random people who were not even involved in the trial. Asami lampshades his incompetence in this case.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', Kion and the Lion Guard decide to remove the bees in the eland herd's way instead of directing the herd away. [[WhatAnIdiot Unsurprisingly]], they get chased by the bees, but Bunga isn't bothered, happily snacking on bees and honey.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': Countless examples:
** Wile E. Coyote was prone to epic failure, often in humorously spectacular fashion. Some
of the episode, Mxy is tricked into spelling his name TWICE, backwards. In more memorable ones included a row. Using heat exhaust from dose of [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Faulty Booby-Trap]].
*** None, however, was ever more famous than
the kryptonite rocket he turned into to chase Superman across Metropolis. Superman goes straight into SmugSuper territory as he mocks Mxy before banishing him for good.
** One particular instance stands out as severely Epic Fail:
--->''(Superman, as Clark Kent, is shaving himself when Mxy shows up)''\\
'''Mxy:''' Your three months are up. And this time, you're not gonna cheat me out of my fun!\\
'''Clark:''' Oh, it's you again, Mr. Kltpzyxm.\\
'''Mxy:''' ''Not'' "Kltpzyxm!" Mxyzptlk! Now, the first thing I'm gonna do- Aw, nuts. ''(poof)''\\
''(Clark continues shaving.)''
**
catapult in "To Beep or Not to mention when he tells Mxy that he'll meet him up on the roof just as soon as he's done proof-reading Beep", which fails [[NeverRecycleYourSchemes not once]], not twice, but an amazing ''six times'' in his latest story. Mxy refuses attempt to let him stall and does so for him...no points for guessing what all flatten the typos spell out.
* This was
Road Runner with a large boulder. The Coyote, determined to make the catapult a success, but is continually flattened as the catapult fails (and sometimes [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] collapses) in physics-defying ways. When the earliest ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' comics; often, Ben would use contraption jams on the Omnitrix sixth try, Wile E. tries like heck to get it unjammed before the arm finally releases the boulder. Wile E. doesn't notice that he's hurtling through the air atop a flying boulder until it's too late, and mistakenly turn himself is crushed against another rock formation, dashed into an alien other than high-voltage power lines, and sent flying back to the one he had wanted. (For instance, in one case he thought catapult, which throws him to the super-strong Fourarms was best ground ''right'' below the point where the boulder lands. Viewers then see the reason for the crisis, but instead he got epic fail: the super-smart (but physically weak) Grey Matter. Nevertheless, he manufacturer's nameplate, which reads that the catapult was usually able to solve made by the problem with whatever he got.
"Road-Runner Manufacturing Company; Phoenix * ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has so many examples. Special mention has to go to Finn attempting to ask Princess Bubblegum out to movie night in "Go With Me.Taos * Santa Fe * Flagstaff."
* In one ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' cartoon, [[MadScientist Simon Bar Sinister]]'s plan to TakeOverTheWorld involved using a device called [[AppliedPhlebotinum ** Marvin the Big Dipper]] Martian does this often too. In "Mad as a Mars Hare", he first tries to steal the Earth's water; it could drain the water from lakes, rivers, and even oceans, storing each in zap Bugs with a small jar, which disintegrator, but winds up disintegrating himself (requiring him to "reintegrate" himself, ranting that "Being disintegrated [[{{Catchphrase}} makes me very angry!"]]). Then he planned tries to use to starve the world a weapon on Bugs that will, in theory, evolve Bugs into submission. However, a higher form that will make him subservient. Unfortunately, Marvin [[HadTheSillyThingInReverse gets the weapon's setting backwards]], turning Bugs into a super-strong Neanderthal rabbit. It ends painfully for Marvin.
** Creator/ChuckJones came to define WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck in these terms, especially by casting him in archetypal 'movie hero' roles, and having him fail spectacularly and worse still, constantly being overshadowed by meek sidekick Porky. Then there's the cartoons where
he had tries engaging in a few failures trying battle of wits with WesternAnimation/BugsBunny...
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' episode "To Bowl or Not
to invent it. His Bowl" Daffy is tied with the opposing team in a bowling tournament and is one strike away from winning. He first model froze the water solid. The second turned it into steam (making the fire department think gets a gutter ball, is given a free turn due to a technicality, then gets another gutter ball. He's so mortified by his house was on fire). The third was the biggest Epic Fail; it did the opposite, flooding his whole house. (His [[BlatantLies really bad excuse]] to the police, embarrassing loss that it was his leaky faucet, made them suspicious, but they still couldn't arrest him, and unfortunately, his fourth attempt was a success. He may have been evil, but at least he was persistent.)stands motionless in the bowling alley all night.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode "Changing the Baby", [[TheDitz Leni]] somehow gets trapped in Lily's crib, after entering her room to show her fashion magazines. The image of her trapped in Lily's crib has now become a MemeticMutation.



* A ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode has Peggy doing the famous "Stick a flower in liquid nitrogen and watch it shatter" experiment, which goes off well...until she drops the flower on the floor and it doesn't break, after which, she tries bashing it against a desk and it still doesn't break.
** A different episode has Hank, Dale, and Bill being a pit-stop crew while Boomhauer is the racecar driver. Hank and Bill do their jobs, and Hank tells Dale to stand in one spot, not moving, and hold a bucket of sand. Both Bill and Dale somehow get in the backseat. And Dale dropped the sand.
* In the ending of the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode where Ron ended up becoming a multi-millionaire (and gaining a personality change to match), Dr. Drakken managed to create a lair with a large laser cannon from the funds he acquired from Ron. He then demonstrates the weapon's abilities by firing it at the moon, deflect on mirrors installed there and start his fiendish EvilPlan. Instead, it returns right back to the source and demolishes his own lair. Shego then tells him that it was a colossal waste of money.
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' episode "Ultimatum", the Ultimen, an {{expy}} duo of the Wonder Twins, tried to defeat [[Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} AQUAMAN]] by turning into: A) water, in an attempt at [[ShootingSuperman drowning Aquaman]]; and B) a land-based dinosaur that could barely move in the water, let alone breathe in it. Aquaman's response: "King of the Seas, remember?"



* Mentioned in the first season finale of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' when Mindbender's Bio-Viper is destroyed in an experiment he was sure would work.
-->'''Destro:''' I believe the term is EPIC FAIL.

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* Mentioned in the first season finale of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** In "No More Bunny Business",
when Mindbender's Bio-Viper is destroyed Perry the Platypus doesn't show up to thwart his evil scheme, Dr. Doofenshmirtz [[CompanionCube sets up a potted plant hanging from a rope as his new arch-nemesis]]. Doofenshmirtz somehow loses to "Planty the Potted Plant".
** In "Bad Hair Day", Candace ended up looking like [[http://images.wikia.com/phineasandferb/images/6/62/Bad_Hair_Day_Image1.jpg this]] after trying to follow a very simple hair care video that just consisted of brushing and flipping one's hair back.
** He comments on it
in an experiment he "Sci-Fi Pie Fly," after his attempt to cheat at a pizza-dough spinning contest results in his [[ItMakesSenseInContext sucking the whole festival into his sleeves, ending with a huge explosion:]]
-->'''Doof:''' "That failure
was sure would work.
-->'''Destro:''' I believe
''spectacular'' even for me!"
** Doof-1 had at least two instances of
the term trope in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossTheSecondDimension'':
*** When he tried to [[TakeOverTheCity take over the Tri-State Area]] with an army of robots, he installed self-destruction buttons at the soles of their ''feet''.
*** Knowing Phineas and Ferb have a pet platypus named Perry and seeing Perry fighting "so good" to protect them from Perry the Platyborg didn't ring any bells for him. Perry still needed to [[ClarkKenting put on his]] [[NiceHat fedora hat]] for Doof-1 to recognize him.
** In school, Doofenshmirtz once lost to a baking soda volcano in a ''poetry'' contest.
* From ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'':
-->'''Rigby:''' How do you score '''''negative''''' points? How
is EPIC FAIL.that even ''possible?!''
** In "Benson Be Gone", Benson told Mordecai and Rigby to park Mr. Maellard's limo but ends up crashing it into the park house...''on the second floor''.
--->'''Mordecai:''' Hey, Benson... remember when I told you I could drive stick? Well, turns out I'm a little rusty.



* ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'':
** In the episode "Deer Taz", when the black bear appears, Taz tries to attack the black bear with his usual attack, but the black bear is way too strong for Taz, and the attack epically fails.
** In "Boys Just Wanna Have Fun", in one scene, Hugh, Taz's dad, tries to play a game (using a sponge football) with Taz and Jake, Taz's brother, but as soon as the painting of a woman appears, Hugh ends up running RIGHT INTO THE FLIPPING WALL!
** In "Frights of Passage", in one scene, Francis X Bushlad epically fails when he says that he always triumphs, but ends up falling off a waterfall.
** In "Hypnotazed", Bull tries to hypnotize Axel into thinking that he is like Taz, but Axel's eyes reflect the beam right back at Bull, causing epic fail to occur.
** In the episode "Tazmanian Lullaby", Francis kept on [[BananaPeel slipping on the same banana peel.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'':
**
In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Deer Taz", when "Gutter Balls", Ed Bighead has a flashback to his final frame on a bowling tournament. With the black bear appears, Taz tries scores tied, he only needs one pin to attack win, and he [[TemptingFate deliberately wasted his first roll on a gutter ball]]. He throws the black bear with his usual attack, second ball, but instead of rolling down the black bear is way too strong for Taz, lane, it flies off and ricochets all over the attack epically fails.
**
place, demolishing the alley. At the end, the only thing left standing are Ed's pins, completely untouched. He could NeverLiveItDown.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''. Early in NBC's run of the show, a live-action Bullwinkle puppet would introduce segments.
In "Boys Just Wanna Have Fun", in one scene, Hugh, Taz's dad, tries to play a game (using a sponge football) with Taz and Jake, Taz's brother, but as soon as infamous incident, Bullwinkle closed the painting of a woman appears, Hugh ends up running RIGHT INTO THE FLIPPING WALL!
** In "Frights of Passage", in one scene, Francis X Bushlad epically fails when he says that he always triumphs, but ends up falling
show by telling the kids at home to remove the turning knobs off a waterfall.
** In "Hypnotazed", Bull tries
their TV sets so they'll be sure to hypnotize Axel into thinking that he is like Taz, but Axel's eyes reflect see him next week. NBC received over 20,000 complaints from parents because their children followed Bullwinkle's suggestion, which caused Bullwinkle to advise the beam right kids to glue the knobs back at Bull, causing epic fail to occur.
** In the episode "Tazmanian Lullaby", Francis kept on [[BananaPeel slipping on the same banana peel.]]
on. The puppet wouldn't be around much longer after that.



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'':
** In the episode, "Zoobotnik", Robotnik orders Scratch and Grounder to go downstairs and open the door.
-->'''Robotnik:''' Think you can manage ''that'' without [[TemptingFate falling on your faces?]]\\
'''Scratch:''' No problem.\\
'''Grounder:''' Can do.\\
''(they proceed to do just that)''
** On the hero side of the scale, another episode had Sonic [[CowboyEpisode become the sheriff of a western town]] and forced into a gun duel. When training for it, Sonic and Tails find out that Sonic is a poor shot. How bad? He can't shoot the broadside of a barn when he's standing five feet to it.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Jimmy, Carl and Sheen win 8th place in a talent show. The talent show only had seven acts.
* From ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'':
-->'''Rigby:''' How do you score '''''negative''''' points? How is that even ''possible?!''
** In "Benson Be Gone", Benson told Mordecai and Rigby to park Mr. Maellard's limo but ends up crashing it into the park house...''on the second floor''.
--->'''Mordecai:''' Hey, Benson... remember when I told you I could drive stick? Well, turns out I'm a little rusty.
* The four times Francine stated "IToldYouSo" to Stan in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': Stan somehow crashing a British double-decker bus into the garage, Stan accidentally killing two bungee-jumpers by wrapping the cord around their necks, Stan losing a game of chess ''to a turkey'', and Stan ''setting the backyard pool on fire'' -- '''while there was water in it.'''
** And in "Fartbreak Hotel", without Francine, Stan '''can't even dress himself.'''
* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''. Early in NBC's run of the show, a live-action Bullwinkle puppet would introduce segments. In one infamous incident, Bullwinkle closed the show by telling the kids at home to remove the turning knobs off their TV sets so they'll be sure to see him next week. NBC received over 20,000 complaints from parents because their children followed Bullwinkle's suggestion, which caused Bullwinkle to advise the kids to glue the knobs back on. The puppet wouldn't be around much longer after that.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' episode "To Bowl or Not to Bowl" Daffy is tied with the opposing team in a bowling tournament and is one strike away from winning. He first gets a gutter ball, is given a free turn due to a technicality, then gets another gutter ball. He's so mortified by his embarrassing loss that he stands motionless in the bowling alley all night.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' has Johnny entering a cooking contest. He comes in 16th place, in a contest that only had 12 contestants. The cake that he made was made of random junk he pulled out of their pockets.
* In what is most likely a ShoutOut to the infamous Ulong tribe of ''Series/{{Survivor}}'', [[IronicName Team Victory]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama World Tour]]'' loses ''every single'' elimination challenge and is completely wiped out before the season is even halfway over. The reason is not the unfitting name, but because of the Curse of the Mummified Dog DJ put on himself for his team.
* In ''[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown!]]'', Marcie is told by Peppermint Patty to cook some eggs for egg coloring. First, she cracks them on a griddle. Second, she smooshes some with a waffle maker. Third, she tries placing one in a '''toaster'''. Fourth, she cooks the remains of the eggs in an oven. And finally, Peppermint Patty tells her to ''boil'' them. But Marcie even messes ''that'' up, because ''she cracks the eggs into the water''.
-->'''Peppermint Patty:''' Marcie, ''you've made egg SOUP!'' '''AAAAAAAUGH!!!!!!'''
** At the end of the special, Peppermint Patty tells Marcie "We put salt on the eggs and eat them." Since Marcie has a salt shaker already in her pocket, she salts the egg and bites it. The only problem? ''She forgot to take the shell off.''
-->'''Marcie:''' Tastes terrible, sir!
-->'''Peppermint Patty:''' (drops her own egg, does a {{facepalm}} and drops her head down to her knees)
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** In "No More Bunny Business", when Perry the Platypus doesn't show up to thwart his evil scheme, Dr. Doofenshmirtz [[CompanionCube sets up a potted plant hanging from a rope as his new arch-nemesis]]. Doofenshmirtz somehow loses to "Planty the Potted Plant".
** In "Bad Hair Day", Candace ended up looking like [[http://images.wikia.com/phineasandferb/images/6/62/Bad_Hair_Day_Image1.jpg this]] after trying to follow a very simple hair care video that just consisted of brushing and flipping one's hair back.
** He comments on it in "Sci-Fi Pie Fly," after his attempt to cheat at a pizza-dough spinning contest results in his [[ItMakesSenseInContext sucking the whole festival into his sleeves, ending with a huge explosion:]]
-->'''Doof:''' "That failure was ''spectacular'' even for me!"
** Doof-1 had at least two instances of the trope in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossTheSecondDimension'':
*** When he tried to [[TakeOverTheCity take over the Tri-State Area]] with an army of robots, he installed self-destruction buttons at the soles of their ''feet''.
*** Knowing Phineas and Ferb have a pet platypus named Perry and seeing Perry fighting "so good" to protect them from Perry the Platyborg didn't ring any bells for him. Perry still needed to [[ClarkKenting put on his]] [[NiceHat fedora hat]] for Doof-1 to recognize him.
** In school, Doofenshmirtz once lost to a baking soda volcano in a ''poetry'' contest.
* The '90s ''WesternAnimation/TheAddamsFamily'' cartoon had "[[http://www.clip4e.com/play_the_addams_family_the_day_gomez_failed.htm The Day Gomez Failed]]", the plot of which had Gomez deliberately trying to fail, as [[VictoryIsBoring he'd grown bored of succeeding]]. [[TheAce Every one of his attempts resulted in a success]], causing him to get depressed until Morticia points out that he'd failed at failing, and thus still actually failed. [[LogicBomb Don't think too hard about that one.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' once tried to get rid of a fly by using explosives. His house became a mess and the fly survived.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' cartoon provides the trope image for PointyHairedBoss, featuring the TropeNamer losing a game of TabletopGame/{{chess}} to a ''pineapple''.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Archer}}'' may need its own page for this; [[IntendedAudienceReaction an episode isn't over until compound failures merge and snowball to Epic]]. Also subverted by the times an apparent failure is actually a [[ExactlyAsPlanned successfully engineered sabotage]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}'', Peri manages this several times in "Bowled Over" while attempting to find out what he's good at. First he tries making a sandwich, but instead [[CreatingLifeIsUnforeseen he makes a large, sandwich-like insect]]. Then he tries painting Joe's house, which [[MadeOfExplodium randomly sets it on fire]]. Then he tries fixing Patricia's car, but ends up [[InstantAIJustAddWater giving it sentience instead]]. Finally he ends the cycle when he finds out he's a great bowler.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** "Invasion of the Dads" is full of this. Mr. Turner causing a flood while trying to fix the plumbing seems reasonable, right? Well, he ended up causing a flood ''every time he used a monkey wrench, even when there was'' '''''no''''' ''water involved''. It even happened when all he did was open the door.
** Want to know how terrible a baseball player Chester is? He once got nine innings worth of outs with ''one swing''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'':
**
In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMeetsTheBooBrothers'', Freako the episode, "Zoobotnik", Robotnik orders Scratch and Grounder to go downstairs and open ghost pokes his head through a keyhole so he can scare Farquaad on the door.
-->'''Robotnik:''' Think you can manage ''that'' without [[TemptingFate falling on your faces?]]\\
'''Scratch:''' No problem.\\
'''Grounder:''' Can do.\\
''(they proceed to do just that)''
** On the hero
other side of the scale, another episode had Sonic [[CowboyEpisode become door. Unfortunately, he gets stuck, so his brothers Shrieko and Meeko try to pull him out. They end up pulling the sheriff door off of a western town]] its hinges and forced into a gun duel. When training for end up plastered against the opposite wall. As Shaggy put it, Sonic and Tails find out "Like, you Boo Brothers give failure a bad name." Take in mind that Sonic is a poor shot. How bad? He can't shoot earlier they boasted about their ability to go through walls.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "Homer
the broadside Smithers", Homer has to cook breakfast for Mr. Burns at 4:30 in the morning and is out to make sure it's the best damn breakfast he can provide. He starts off with a shish kebab on a burner, which he doesn't know how to use, and it catches fire. Then he goes to a simple microwave, smashes the window open and sticks in the kebab, and (rather unsurprisingly) it also catches fire. Like a drunken student on a night out in Manchester, he has failed in his kebab quest, and settles for a bowl of cereal, which, as the page image shows, is not only a barn when disaster, but also [[BeyondTheImpossible breaks several scientific laws]].
** In "Homer Goes to College,"
he's standing five feet to it.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Jimmy, Carl and Sheen win 8th place
put in a talent show. The talent show only had seven acts.
* From ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'':
-->'''Rigby:''' How do you score '''''negative''''' points? How is that even ''possible?!''
** In "Benson Be Gone", Benson told Mordecai
truck containing a simulator of his work station and Rigby to park Mr. Maellard's limo but ends up crashing it into [[WalkingTechbane somehow]] causes a meltdown. He later, somehow, does the park house...''on the second floor''.
--->'''Mordecai:''' Hey, Benson... remember when I told you I could drive stick? Well, turns out
same with a model proton accelerator in a classroom.
--->'''Inspector:''' [[LampshadeHanging
I'm a little rusty.
* The four times Francine stated "IToldYouSo" to Stan
still not sure how he caused the meltdown]]. [[BeyondTheImpossible There wasn't any nuclear material in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': Stan somehow crashing a British double-decker bus the truck]]!
** In "Moaning Lisa," Bart beats Homer so badly in the boxing video game that it shows Homer's boxer being lowered
into a grave. Bart's boxer [[CrossTheLineTwice dances on his opponent's grave]].
** In "Mom and Pop Art," when Homer attempts to build a barbecue, he has several epic failures in short succession. All he manages to build is a chaotic pile of
the garage, Stan grill's components (including, somehow, his wristwatch) embedded in a slab of concrete. Angrier than usual, Homer charges the debris with an umbrella like Literature/DonQuixote after beating it with a pipe, with about the same measure of success.
--->'''Homer''': Oh yeah, that's a fine looking barbeque pit. (brings the box down, revealing his crappily made verson) WHY DOESN'T MINE LOOK LIKE THAT?! (screaming in rage) [[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHY MUST?! EVERYTHING IN LIFE?! BE SO?! HARD?!]] WHY MUST I FAIL AT EVERY ATTEMPT AT MASONRY?!
** A similar incident happens in "Marge Be Not Proud". After Marge doesn't put marshmallows in Bart's hot cocoa because she thought it would make him feel like more of an adult, she then suggests that he do it himself. His attempt results in the marshmallow absorbing every drop of the liquid to form a sort of gelatin, which Bart gloomily eats with a knife and fork. Of course Grandpa views it differently and even asks if he can have a slice of the marshmallow.
** In "Days of Wine and D'ohses", Homer crudely creates an alternate gas main in order to allow him to do pyrotechnics with a tiki idol that he got as a result of rummaging through garbage, resulting in a massive gas leak in the kitchen. While ranting to Marge as the tiki idol, he
accidentally killing two bungee-jumpers by wrapping drops it, causing it to combust, and it is also implied that the cord around their necks, Stan losing a game of chess ''to a turkey'', and Stan ''setting the backyard pool on fire'' -- '''while there house was water in it.'''
going to end up destroyed shortly thereafter.
** And in "Fartbreak Hotel", without Francine, Stan '''can't even dress himself.'''
* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''. Early in NBC's run of the show, a live-action Bullwinkle puppet would introduce segments. In one infamous incident, Bullwinkle closed the show by telling the kids at home to remove the turning knobs off their TV sets so they'll be sure to see him next week. NBC received over 20,000 complaints from parents because their children followed Bullwinkle's suggestion, which caused Bullwinkle to advise the kids to glue the knobs back on. The puppet wouldn't be around much longer after that.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' episode "To Bowl or Not to Bowl" Daffy is tied
Homer's encounter with the opposing team wrecking ball in a bowling tournament and is one strike away from winning. He first gets a gutter ball, is given a free turn due to a technicality, then gets another gutter ball. He's so mortified ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' crosses into this by his embarrassing loss that he stands motionless in the bowling alley all night.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' has Johnny entering a cooking contest. He comes in 16th place, in a contest that only had 12 contestants. The cake that he made was made of random junk he pulled out of their pockets.
* In what is most likely a ShoutOut to the infamous Ulong tribe of ''Series/{{Survivor}}'', [[IronicName Team Victory]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama World Tour]]'' loses ''every single'' elimination challenge and is completely wiped out before the season is even halfway over. The
end, when it resumes swinging for no apparent reason is not the unfitting name, but because a couple of the Curse of the Mummified Dog DJ put on himself for his team.
* In ''[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown!]]'', Marcie is told by Peppermint Patty
seconds after seemingly coming to cook some eggs for egg coloring. First, she cracks them on a griddle. Second, she smooshes some with a waffle maker. Third, she tries placing one in a '''toaster'''. Fourth, she cooks the remains of the eggs in an oven. And finally, Peppermint Patty tells her to ''boil'' them. But Marcie even messes ''that'' up, because ''she cracks the eggs into the water''.
-->'''Peppermint Patty:''' Marcie, ''you've made egg SOUP!'' '''AAAAAAAUGH!!!!!!'''
** At the end of the special, Peppermint Patty tells Marcie "We put salt on the eggs and eat them." Since Marcie has a salt shaker already in her pocket, she salts the egg and bites it. The only problem? ''She forgot to take the shell off.''
-->'''Marcie:''' Tastes terrible, sir!
-->'''Peppermint Patty:''' (drops her own egg, does a {{facepalm}} and drops her head down to her knees)
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
stop.
** In "No More Bunny Business", when Perry "Homer's Triple Bypass," the Platypus doesn't show up to thwart his evil scheme, Dr. Doofenshmirtz [[CompanionCube sets up a potted plant hanging from a rope as his new arch-nemesis]]. Doofenshmirtz somehow loses to "Planty the Potted Plant".
** In "Bad Hair Day", Candace ended up looking like [[http://images.wikia.com/phineasandferb/images/6/62/Bad_Hair_Day_Image1.jpg this]] after
''COPS'' parody has Chief Wiggum trying to follow locate a very simple hair care video cattle rustler. He ends up mistaking Reverend Lovejoy's location with the cattle rustler's location next door, despite the obvious hints that just consisted of brushing and flipping one's hair back.
** He comments on it in "Sci-Fi Pie Fly," after his attempt to cheat at a pizza-dough spinning contest results in his [[ItMakesSenseInContext sucking
they got the whole festival into his sleeves, ending with wrong house (the next door neighbors had an odd amount of cattle especially for a huge explosion:]]
-->'''Doof:''' "That failure
suburban neighborhood, whereas the house they raided, Lovejoy's, was ''spectacular'' normal). He also fails to identify the car or even for me!"
** Doof-1 had at least two instances of
the trope in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossTheSecondDimension'':
*** When he tried to [[TakeOverTheCity take over
driver--beyond being "[[SuspectIsHatless hatless]]"--despite the Tri-State Area]] with an army of robots, he installed self-destruction buttons at driver poking his head out to taunt the soles of their ''feet''.
*** Knowing Phineas and Ferb
cops long enough to have even a pet platypus named Perry and seeing Perry fighting "so good" to protect them from Perry ten year old give the Platyborg didn't ring any bells for him. Perry still needed to [[ClarkKenting put on his]] [[NiceHat fedora hat]] for Doof-1 to recognize him.
specific details.
** In school, Doofenshmirtz once lost to a baking soda volcano in a ''poetry'' contest.
* The '90s ''WesternAnimation/TheAddamsFamily'' cartoon had "[[http://www.clip4e.com/play_the_addams_family_the_day_gomez_failed.htm The Day Gomez Failed]]",
"Bart's Comet", the plot of which had Gomez deliberately trying to fail, as [[VictoryIsBoring he'd grown bored of succeeding]]. [[TheAce Every one of his attempts resulted in a success]], causing him to get depressed until Morticia points out that he'd failed at failing, and thus still actually failed. [[LogicBomb Don't think too hard about that one.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' once tried
plan to get rid of the eponymous comet is to blow it up with a fly by using explosives. His house became a mess missile. It lasts ten seconds in the air and then blows up the fly survived.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' cartoon provides
[[GeographicFlexibility only bridge out of Springfield]].
** In the subplot to "Bart the Lover," Homer strives to develop a doghouse for Santa's Little Helper. He manages to complete it, only for this exchange to occur (and it is implied afterwards that he has to contribute to the SwearJar):
-->'''Homer:''' What do you think?\\
'''Lisa:''' How's the dog supposed to get in?\\
'''Homer:''' Well, he just goes... ''(realizes that he forgot to add a door to the doghouse)'' Doh...!
** Frank Grimes attempted to invoke this trope on Homer in "Homer's Enemy" by having him join a nuclear power plant model-creating contest (intended for ''children'') with the intention of having him lose, thus exposing him as a fraud. [[SpringtimeForHitler Homer actually won]]. But for "Grimey" (as Homer refers to him throughout the episode),
the trope image for PointyHairedBoss, featuring is played straight. When his contest scheme fails, Grimes snaps and runs amok through the TropeNamer losing a game of TabletopGame/{{chess}} plant, eventually touching live high-voltage wires that electrocute him on contact.
** In "Eight Misbehavin'", Homer's forced
to perform in a ''pineapple''.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Archer}}'' may need its own page for this; [[IntendedAudienceReaction an episode isn't over until compound failures merge and snowball
circus-like show at the zoo. When the show's trained cobras start attacking him, the zookeepers bring out a mongoose to Epic]]. Also subverted kill the cobras... but the mongoose gets scared by the times an apparent failure many number of cobras so it instead ''joins the cobras in attacking Homer''!
-->'''Homer:''' Stupid mongoose! Get the snakes! The ''snakes''!
** In "Natural Born Kissers", we learn that when he served in the US Army during World War II, Grandpa Simpson was so terrible at clearing minefields that he was awarded the [[MedalOfDishonor Iron Cross]].
** In "Miracle On Evergreen Terrace", [[GameShowAppearance Marge goes on]] ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' to try to repay Springfield, but ends up with -$5200, which she owes host Alex Trebek.
** In "My Fair Laddie", after Willie has become a proper gentleman thanks to Lisa, Principal Skinner hires Mr. Largo to be the school's new groundskeeper. When Mr. Largo attempts to drive Willie's tractor, he ends up on the school's roof.
** On "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E17BartToTheFuture Bart To The Future]]", one of the dilemmas President Lisa Simpson's administration has to deal with
is actually a [[ExactlyAsPlanned successfully engineered sabotage]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}'', Peri manages this several times in "Bowled Over" while attempting to find out what he's good at. First he tries making a sandwich,
that the previous administration's attempts at helping children and keeping them off crime not only ''didn't'' turned them off crime, but instead [[CreatingLifeIsUnforeseen he makes a large, sandwich-like insect]]. Then he tries painting Joe's house, which [[MadeOfExplodium randomly sets it on fire]]. Then he tries fixing Patricia's car, but ends up [[InstantAIJustAddWater giving it sentience instead]]. Finally he ends the cycle when he finds out he's a great bowler.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** "Invasion
transformed them into [[ImplacableMan implacable supermen]] capable of the Dads" is full of this. Mr. Turner causing a flood while trying to fix the plumbing seems reasonable, right? Well, he ended up causing a flood ''every time he used a monkey wrench, even when there was'' '''''no''''' ''water involved''. It even happened when doing crime literally all he did was open the door.
** Want to know how terrible a baseball player Chester is? He once got nine innings worth of outs with ''one swing''.
day long.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'':
** "The Procrastinators": Gumball and Darwin make a stack of fragile bowls, mugs, and plates, and place them on a table. They then bet on whether anything will break if Darwin pulls the tablecloth out from under it. He then pulls the tablecloth out... causing ''the building they're in'' to shatter into a million pieces without damaging the stack at all. In addition, Gumball tries to toss a candy high into the air and land it in his mouth, but he instead knocks a crow into his own mouth while the candy landed in Darwin's.
** "The Goons": Gumball is tasked with putting in the ''only'' piece in a jigsaw puzzle left, goes nowhere after hours of trying, and gives up.
** "The Quest": After twice demonstrating his inability to catch, Gumball fails to ''not'' catch an object he's being chased for carrying.
** "The Skull": Clayton leans on a sink, knocking it off and spraying water everywhere out of an exposed pipe. He tries to stop it by putting his mouth over the pipe, but that just sends him flying around the room, destroying a bunch of lockers. Then everything catches on fire for no reason.
** "The Sidekick": Darwin's inbox is so empty that the page itself is falling apart and bug-infested.
-->'''Gumball''': What the? Is that cockroach ''[[HowIsThatEvenPossible inside]]'' your inbox?
** "The Tape": Darwin keeps messing up the film's intro. Gumball decides to try it himself and snaps his own neck 180 degrees when he was supposed to turn around.
** "The Fridge": A montage of Gumball's accomplishments this week includes jumping off the high dive and getting his shorts pulled off by the board, giving Penny a bouquet of flowers that was full of bees, and his performance for the school band where he had to hit one note on a triangle and missed the instrument entirely.
** "The Banana": Banana Joe tries to beat up Darwin and Gumball, but trips and knocks himself out without even touching them.
** "The Mothers": Mrs. Banana tries to play the piano and it immediately collapses into a flaming wreckage. Also, one round of the contest is walking over a floor covered in cooking oil without falling over. Mrs. Banana takes one step on it then immediately falls and shatters into pieces like glass.
** "The Joy": Miss Simian tries to flip over a table in rage, but it flips exactly 360 degrees, landing it back where it started with no change.
* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': The Vulture Squadron is lucky that they're able to get their planes in the air, let alone botch up every operation in their efforts to stop Yankee Doodle Pigeon.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Bolin is told to bribe the judge for Tonraq's trial and given money to do so. He instead bribes two random people who were not even involved in the trial. Asami lampshades his incompetence in this case.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', during a vacation, Jon, Garfield and Odie entered a long tunnel. It took them a whole day to reach the other end. Even Garfield doesn't know how Jon got lost in there.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'', Pig was so bad at golf, when he had to replace Otis during a game, he managed to wipe out Otis's ''300 stroke lead''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', Kion and the Lion Guard decide to remove the bees in the eland herd's way instead of directing the herd away. [[WhatAnIdiot Unsurprisingly]], they get chased by the bees, but Bunga isn't bothered, happily snacking on bees and honey.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'', Puss is challenged by a RiddlingSphinx and manages to get each one even more absurdly wrong than the last, to the point where his answer to the last riddle is a lip popping sound. He then challenges her to come up with a riddle he can solve, but she fails at that.
-->'''Sphinx''': What is blue and is the sky?\\
'''Puss''': I know this one...\\
'''Sphinx''': It's right in the riddle! I just said it, it's the sky! All you have to do is say "Sky"! Say "Sky"!!\\
'''Puss''': Can I have a hint?

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'':
** "The Procrastinators": Gumball and Darwin make
During a stack tap contest in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Butters loses one of fragile bowls, mugs, and plates, and place them on a table. They then bet on whether anything will break if Darwin pulls the tablecloth out from under it. He then pulls the tablecloth out... causing ''the building they're in'' to shatter into a million pieces without damaging the stack at all. In addition, Gumball tries to toss a candy high into the air and land it in his mouth, but he instead knocks a crow into his own mouth while the candy landed in Darwin's.
** "The Goons": Gumball is tasked with putting in the ''only'' piece in a jigsaw puzzle left, goes nowhere after hours of trying, and gives up.
** "The Quest": After twice demonstrating his inability to catch, Gumball fails to ''not'' catch an object he's being chased for carrying.
** "The Skull": Clayton leans on a sink, knocking it off and spraying water everywhere out of an exposed pipe. He tries to stop it by putting his mouth over the pipe, but
shoes onstage, unleashing DisasterDominoes that just sends him flying around the room, end up destroying a bunch of lockers. Then everything catches on fire for no reason.
** "The Sidekick": Darwin's inbox is so empty that
the page itself is falling apart stage and bug-infested.
-->'''Gumball''': What the? Is that cockroach ''[[HowIsThatEvenPossible inside]]'' your inbox?
** "The Tape": Darwin keeps messing up the film's intro. Gumball decides to try it himself and snaps his own neck 180 degrees when he was supposed to turn around.
** "The Fridge": A montage of Gumball's accomplishments
killing over a dozen audience members, traumatizing him[[note]]As Stan later informs him, this week includes jumping off the high dive was ''even worse'' than it seems because a woman killed was pregnant and two family members of victims committed suicide.[[/note]]. After getting over it and entering another contest, this becomes an epic win as the same thing happens, this time killing his shorts pulled off by the board, giving Penny opponents (and retraumatizing him).
** In "[[Recap/SouthParkS1E4BigGayAlsBigGayBoatRide Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride]]", we see Cartman finishing
a bouquet of flowers that was full of bees, and his performance report for the school band where he had to hit one note on a triangle and missed the instrument entirely.
** "The Banana": Banana Joe tries to beat up Darwin and Gumball, but trips and knocks himself out without even touching them.
** "The Mothers": Mrs. Banana tries to play the piano and it immediately collapses into a flaming wreckage. Also, one round of the contest is walking over a floor covered in cooking oil without falling over. Mrs. Banana takes one step on it then immediately falls and shatters into pieces like glass.
** "The Joy": Miss Simian tries to flip over a table in rage, but it flips exactly 360 degrees, landing it back where it started with no change.
* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': The Vulture Squadron is lucky that they're able to get their planes in the air, let alone botch up every operation in their efforts to stop Yankee Doodle Pigeon.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Bolin is told to bribe the judge for Tonraq's trial and given money to do so. He instead bribes two random people who
how Series/SimonAndSimon were not even involved actually brothers -- only on television. Unfortunately, the assignment was on Asian cultures.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}'', Peri manages this several times in "Bowled Over" while attempting to find out what he's good at. First he tries making a sandwich, but instead [[CreatingLifeIsUnforeseen he makes a large, sandwich-like insect]]. Then he tries painting Joe's house, which [[MadeOfExplodium randomly sets it on fire]]. Then he tries fixing Patricia's car, but ends up [[InstantAIJustAddWater giving it sentience instead]]. Finally he ends the cycle when he finds out he's a great bowler.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''
** Squidward's stints as frycook at the Krusty Krab inevitably end this way.
*** In "Pickles", [=SpongeBob=] has to temporarily give up his job as fry cook for reasons irrelevant, Squidward takes over temporarily, and epic fail ensues. The customers cry out "He burnt my Krabby Patty," "He burnt my fries!" and finally: "He burnt my shake!"
*** When [=SpongeBob=] literally played hooky
in the trial. Asami lampshades his incompetence in this case.
* In one
episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', during a vacation, Jon, Garfield "Hooky" and Odie entered a long tunnel. It took them a whole day to reach left Squidward manning (squidding?) the other end. Even Garfield doesn't know how Jon got lost in there.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'', Pig was so bad at golf, when he had to replace Otis during a game, he managed to wipe out Otis's ''300 stroke lead''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', Kion and
grill, the Lion Guard decide to remove the bees in the eland herd's way instead of directing the herd away. [[WhatAnIdiot Unsurprisingly]], they get chased by the bees, but Bunga isn't bothered, happily snacking on bees and honey.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'', Puss is challenged by
results were similarly disastrous:
--->'''Customer 1:''' My sandwich tastes like
a RiddlingSphinx and manages to get each one even more absurdly wrong than the last, to the point where his answer to the last riddle is a lip popping sound. He then challenges her to come up with a riddle he can solve, but she fails at that.
-->'''Sphinx''': What is blue and is the sky?\\
'''Puss''': I know this one...
fried boot.\\
'''Sphinx''': It's right in the riddle! I '''Customer 2:''' My sandwich ''is'' a fried boot!
** [=SpongeBob=] taking his routine driving test... [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption you can see where we're going with this]].
-->'''Mrs. Puff ''[inflated, with distorted voice]'':''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsvnQc12S9Y Oh, SpongeBob...Whyyyyyy?]]
** In "Band Geeks":
*** During a rehearsal, Squidward instructs his band to repeat a short melody. The brass and wind sections do
just said it, it's fine, but the sky! All you have drums? They ''blow on their drumsticks'' and end up accidentally shooting them at Squidward.
----> '''Squidward:''' Too bad that didn't kill me.
*** Squidward tells the flag-twirlers
to do speed it up, which then leads to their flags acting like propellers, sending them up hundreds of feet and crash into a blimp, [[MadeOfExplodium which then explodes]], followed by another band member playing Taps (poorly) and Squidward quietly going into the TroubledFetalPosition.
*** In another rehearsal, Squidward suggests that the band play loudly [[ItMakesSenseInContext since people might think they're good.]] What happens
is say "Sky"! Say "Sky"!!\\
'''Puss''': Can I have
that the band plays so loud that the glass gets blown out and Squidward is left a hint?mangled mess. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And then his baton breaks.]]
----> '''Squidward:''' Okay, new theory. Maybe we should play so quietly...no one can hear us.
** In "Le Big Switch" Krabs exchanges [=SpongeBob=] for a french chef from a high quality restaurant during an exchange program in hopes that customer demand for fine expensive food will increase his profits. Things don't go well for [=SpongeBob=] in his new surroundings initially since [=SpongeBob=] is incapable of cooking anything but Krabby Patties, to the degree where he can't even fry an egg without it instantly transforming into a burger. However his epic fail becomes an epic win when both his boss and his rich clientele both enjoy his Krabby Patties so much they latch onto his ankles begging him not to go back to the Krusty Krab after the exchange ends.
** In "Tutor Sauce", when Mr. Krabs tried to teach [=SpongeBob=] to drive a boat, he ended up hitting the Krusty Krab ''every time'' no matter where he was, even with ''an arcade game''.
** In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V", Mermaid Man, [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, Squidward and Sandy attempt to battle a TerribleTrio formed of Man Ray, The Dirty Bubble and Barnacle Boy, who was TemporarilyAVillain. Captain Magma (Squidward) accidentally erupts lava on The Quickster ([=SpongeBob=]) causing him to run around in circles, The Elastic Waistband (Patrick) attempts to grab him but fails and ends up with his arms stretched out, Mermaid Man attempts to extinguish The Quickster with a water ball and hits Captain Magma, causing him to turn to ash, and Miss Appear (Sandy) turns invisible only to get hit by a boat and sent falling off the cliff. After the villains survey the aftermath, Mermaid Man falls backward.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode "Changing the Baby", [[TheDitz Leni]] somehow gets trapped in Lily's crib, after entering her room to show her fashion magazines. The image of her trapped in Lily's crib has now become a MemeticMutation.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMeetsTheBooBrothers'', Freako the ghost pokes his head through a keyhole so he can scare Farquaad on the other side of the door. Unfortunately, he gets stuck, so his brothers Shrieko and Meeko try to pull him out. They end up pulling the door off of its hinges and end up plastered against the opposite wall. As Shaggy put it, "Like, you Boo Brothers give failure a bad name." Take in mind that earlier they boasted about their ability to go through walls.
* In the BeachEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/kaeloo/images/2/21/Unnamed8.gif/revision/latest?cb=20161121131057 Stumpy failing to catch a volleyball]] actually counts as an epic fail.
* Fu Dog from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' is a magical sentient and talking dog, but the one time he needed to communicate with a normal dog he needed an English/Dog dictionary... And still failed.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' rebels stage an operation to rescue the ReverseMole, [[spoiler:Kallus]], from the Empire as they believe his cover may have been compromised. The thing is, they don't ''warn'' him that this is going to happen, and due to some unforeseen circumstances end up indirectly exposing said ReverseMole's cover to Thrawn.
** In a milder example from the episode, Kanan gets himself stunned when he tries to [[JediMindTrick mindtrick]] Governor Pryce.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' has an
episode "Changing where [[GreatGazoo Mr. Mxyzptlk]] tries to harass Superman. He is basically a PhysicalGod, even compared to Supes, but he promises to return home for three months if he ever says or spells his name backwards. This episode consists of Superman as a ScrewySquirrel, constantly fooling Mxy into banishing himself. At one point, his [[UglyGuyHotWife totally hot wife]] tells him to simply kill Superman before he can say anything. Thus Mxy spends the Baby", [[TheDitz Leni]] somehow gets trapped next 3 months building a killer robot. He marches off, full of vigor. The moment he's gone, she starts counting down from five...too much credit; he's back by three. At the end of the episode, Mxy is tricked into spelling his name TWICE, backwards. In a row. Using heat exhaust from the kryptonite rocket he turned into to chase Superman across Metropolis. Superman goes straight into SmugSuper territory as he mocks Mxy before banishing him for good.
** One particular instance stands out as severely Epic Fail:
--->''(Superman, as Clark Kent, is shaving himself when Mxy shows up)''\\
'''Mxy:''' Your three months are up. And this time, you're not gonna cheat me out of my fun!\\
'''Clark:''' Oh, it's you again, Mr. Kltpzyxm.\\
'''Mxy:''' ''Not'' "Kltpzyxm!" Mxyzptlk! Now, the first thing I'm gonna do- Aw, nuts. ''(poof)''\\
''(Clark continues shaving.)''
** Not to mention when he tells Mxy that he'll meet him up on the roof just as soon as he's done proof-reading his latest story. Mxy refuses to let him stall and does so for him ... no points for guessing what all the typos spell out.
* ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'':
** In the episode "Deer Taz", when the black bear appears, Taz tries to attack the black bear with his usual attack, but the black bear is way too strong for Taz, and the attack epically fails.
** In "Boys Just Wanna Have Fun",
in Lily's crib, one scene, Hugh, Taz's dad, tries to play a game (using a sponge football) with Taz and Jake, Taz's brother, but as soon as the painting of a woman appears, Hugh ends up running RIGHT INTO THE FLIPPING WALL!
** In "Frights of Passage", in one scene, Francis X Bushlad epically fails when he says that he always triumphs, but ends up falling off a waterfall.
** In "Hypnotazed", Bull tries to hypnotize Axel into thinking that he is like Taz, but Axel's eyes reflect the beam right back at Bull, causing epic fail to occur.
** In the episode "Tazmanian Lullaby", Francis kept on [[BananaPeel slipping on the same banana peel.]]
* In what is most likely a ShoutOut to the infamous Ulong tribe of ''Series/{{Survivor}}'', [[IronicName Team Victory]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama World Tour]]'' loses ''every single'' elimination challenge and is completely wiped out before the season is even halfway over. The reason is not the unfitting name, but because of the Curse of the Mummified Dog DJ put on himself for his team.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
** In ''the very first'' ''[[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' episode, [[TheStarscream Starscream]] shoots at the stasis locked Autobots... and revives them. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Oops.]] He goes on to make a long, long career in Epic Fail
after entering her room that.
*** In that same opening storyline, Starscream tries
to show her fashion magazines. The image shoot Megatron dead in front of her trapped his men. ''Twice''. And fails both times. So pathetic is this attempt at treachery that, both times, Megs can't be bothered to kill him, opting to rub it in Lily's crib has now become his face, land a MemeticMutation.non-fatal shot, and go about his day.
* *** In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMeetsTheBooBrothers'', Freako the ghost pokes his head through a keyhole so he can scare Farquaad fourth episode, Buster and Bumblebee are spying on the other side of the door. Unfortunately, he gets stuck, so his brothers Shrieko Decepticons and Meeko try to pull him out. They end up pulling the door off of its hinges and end up plastered against the opposite wall. As Shaggy put it, "Like, you Boo Brothers give failure a bad name." Take in mind learn that earlier the 'Cons are building a sky bridge to Cybertron. While attempting to flee with the information before the Decepticons realize they're there, Bumblebee somehow manages to accidentally throw ''himself'' into reverse and accidentally backs off a cliff.
** In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', Inferno, having long since suffered from VillainDecay, is told to rush the Maximal's base. So he does. And by "rush", we mean "run in screaming like an idiot, flailing his arms like he's epileptic, and not fire a single shot". The Maximal's reaction is to exchange awkward glances, shrug, and drop a big rock on him.
* In one ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' cartoon, [[MadScientist Simon Bar Sinister]]'s plan to TakeOverTheWorld involved using a device called [[AppliedPhlebotinum the Big Dipper]] to steal the Earth's water; it could drain the water from lakes, rivers, and even oceans, storing each in a small jar, which he planned to use to starve the world into submission. However, he had a few failures trying to invent it. His first model froze the water solid. The second turned it into steam (making the fire department think his house was on fire). The third was the biggest Epic Fail; it did the opposite, flooding his whole house. (His [[BlatantLies really bad excuse]] to the police, that it was his leaky faucet, made them suspicious, but
they boasted about their ability to go through walls.
* In the BeachEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/kaeloo/images/2/21/Unnamed8.gif/revision/latest?cb=20161121131057 Stumpy failing to catch a volleyball]] actually counts as an epic fail.
* Fu Dog from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' is a magical sentient and talking dog, but the one time he needed to communicate with a normal dog he needed an English/Dog dictionary... And
still failed.
couldn't arrest him, and unfortunately, his fourth attempt was a success. He may have been evil, but at least he was persistent.)
8th Apr '17 3:32:35 PM TheGreenHerring
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** In "[[Recap/SouthParkS1E4BigGayAlsBigGayBoatRide Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride]]", we see Cartman finishing a report for school on how Series/SimonAndSimon were not actually brothers--only on television. Unfortunately, the assignment was on Asian cultures.
6th Apr '17 3:34:57 PM Eddy1215
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "Invasion of the Dads" is full of this. Mr. Turner causing a flood while trying to fix the plumbing seems reasonable, right? Well, he ended up causing a flood ''every time he used a monkey wrench, even when there was'' '''''no''''' ''water involved''. It even happened when all he did was open the door.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
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"Invasion of the Dads" is full of this. Mr. Turner causing a flood while trying to fix the plumbing seems reasonable, right? Well, he ended up causing a flood ''every time he used a monkey wrench, even when there was'' '''''no''''' ''water involved''. It even happened when all he did was open the door.
3rd Apr '17 4:39:45 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->'''Inspector:''' [[LampshadeHanging I'm still not sure how he caused the meltdown]]. [[BeyondTheImpossible There wasn't any nuclear material in the truck]]!

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-->'''Inspector:''' --->'''Inspector:''' [[LampshadeHanging I'm still not sure how he caused the meltdown]]. [[BeyondTheImpossible There wasn't any nuclear material in the truck]]!
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** On "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E17BartToTheFuture Bart To The Future]]", one of the dilemmas President Lisa Simpson's administration has to deal with is that the previous administration's attempts at helping children and keeping them off crime not only ''didn't'' turned them off crime, but instead transformed them into [[ImplacableMan implacable supermen]] capable of doing crime literally all day long.
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* Fu Dog from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' is a magical sentient and talking dog, but the one time he needed to communicate with a normal dog he needed an English/Dog dictionary... And still failed.
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