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11th May '16 6:20:22 PM ecto8iologist
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* In {{Webcomic/Homestuck}}, Kanaya threatens Vriska with such an unfortunate accident of spilling a load gaper (their filthy commoner speak for "toilet") over Vriska's head if she doesn't make ramps for Tavros to travel around his house.
8th May '16 8:54:30 PM Kid
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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'':

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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'':''Series/{{MASH}}'':
29th Apr '16 10:53:11 AM TVRulezAgain
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* In the fourth book of ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', this happens to Klaus (the tripping kind). However, [[spoiler: this turns out to be a trap to let Count Olaf make his next move]].

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* In the fourth book of ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', this happens to Klaus (the tripping kind). However, [[spoiler: this turns out to be a trap to let Count Olaf make his next move]].
17th Apr '16 5:25:10 AM Slave
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** Or where the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Tin Man]] [[FantasySequence finds out he's gay]]
-->Tin Man sways unsteadily from side to side before landing on top of the Scarecrow
-->Tin Man: Oh, look what happened by accident!
8th Feb '16 12:29:32 AM Seanette
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* In ''Literature/{{Millennium}}'', Louise tries this to not only divert attention away from a flight recording but attempting to destroy that tape with spilled coffee. It doesn't work.

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* In ''Literature/{{Millennium}}'', Louise tries this for two reasons, by spilling coffee onto a tape recorder: she wants to not only divert attention away from a flight recording but attempting the tape being played and is hoping to destroy do enough damage that tape with spilled coffee. information she wants hidden can't be retrieved. It doesn't work.
work, for either.
7th Feb '16 11:47:36 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* The "accidental" spill variant was used by Vicky the babysitter in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. She doesn't just spill a drink, though. It is a significant amount of water, enough to drench the other girl.

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* The "accidental" spill variant was used by Vicky the babysitter in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. She doesn't just spill a drink, though. It is a significant amount of water, enough to drench the other girl. The reason for it was one of the little men in her brain, "Jealousy", was doing his job by being a petty asshole.
26th Nov '15 3:54:37 PM nombretomado
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* In the third episode of SamuraiChamploo Jin and Mugen have left Fuu to fend for herself, she wanders through an alley where two men are watching her, they stick out a vase to make her bump into and break, she apologizes and they tell her to pay up and she tells them she doesn't have any money, they then proceed to kidnap her and stuff her into a sack.

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* In the third episode of SamuraiChamploo ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' Jin and Mugen have left Fuu to fend for herself, she wanders through an alley where two men are watching her, they stick out a vase to make her bump into and break, she apologizes and they tell her to pay up and she tells them she doesn't have any money, they then proceed to kidnap her and stuff her into a sack.
12th Nov '15 7:02:52 PM nombretomado
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* In RobinMcKinley's ''Literature/{{Chalice}}'', one of the primary antagonists uses a very malicious form of fake clumsiness to set the demesne's Master up for a MortonsFork: he "trips" within the Master's reach, forcing the Master - a former priest of elemental fire - to choose between catching and involuntarily burning him (an insult) or letting him fall (also an insult).

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* In RobinMcKinley's Creator/RobinMcKinley's ''Literature/{{Chalice}}'', one of the primary antagonists uses a very malicious form of fake clumsiness to set the demesne's Master up for a MortonsFork: he "trips" within the Master's reach, forcing the Master - a former priest of elemental fire - to choose between catching and involuntarily burning him (an insult) or letting him fall (also an insult).
31st Oct '15 4:04:07 PM TonyG
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* On ''Series/JustShootMe'', Jack gives Dennis an ugly vase he made in pottery class. To get rid of it, Dennis "accidentally" drops it, but the vase proves to be indestructible.
31st Oct '15 3:41:28 PM TonyG
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* ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'': When Jenny discovers that Oliver is missing, Georgette takes Oliver's dish and drops it in the garbage with a sarcastic "Whoops!"
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