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12th Jun '16 4:23:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Shin weaponizes this sort of behavior, seemingly accidentally dodging everybody's attacks while inflicting damage through perceived incredible clumsiness, attributing his outcomes to amazing luck. He makes it to the last rounds of the World Martial Arts Tournament and defeats Yamcha but is then taken out in the semifinals by Piccolo, after breaking his façade by using a DangerousForbiddenTechnique--he entered the competition specifically to stop Piccolo because he knew Piccolo was a threat. [[spoiler:Shin is actually the deity Kami possessing an ordinary businessman as a disguise and is strong enough to not have to take any of his opponents seriously until Piccolo.]]

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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Shin weaponizes this sort of behavior, seemingly accidentally dodging everybody's attacks while inflicting damage through perceived incredible clumsiness, attributing his outcomes to amazing luck. He makes it to the last rounds of the World Martial Arts Tournament and defeats Yamcha but is then taken out in the semifinals by Piccolo, after breaking his façade by using a DangerousForbiddenTechnique--he entered the competition specifically to stop Piccolo because he knew Piccolo was a threat. [[spoiler:Shin is actually the deity Kami possessing an ordinary businessman as a disguise and is strong enough to not have to take any of his opponents seriously until Piccolo.]]



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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.

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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.


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12th Jun '16 3:27:08 AM Morgenthaler
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** Bart also uses the "My finger slipped" excuse in a "TreehouseOfHorror" episode, where Lisa's science experiment turns into a miniature civilization.
* ''{{Freakazoid}}'' had a villain named Arms Akimbo who ran an [[ProtectionRacket "Oops insurance"]], "accidentally" knocking things over with his elbows until the owners give in. The damage gets more and more ridiculous with each scene, until we see StockFootage of a building blowing up, followed by Akimbo saying "Oops!"

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** Bart also uses the "My finger slipped" excuse in a "TreehouseOfHorror" "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror" episode, where Lisa's science experiment turns into a miniature civilization.
* ''{{Freakazoid}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' had a villain named Arms Akimbo who ran an [[ProtectionRacket "Oops insurance"]], "accidentally" knocking things over with his elbows until the owners give in. The damage gets more and more ridiculous with each scene, until we see StockFootage of a building blowing up, followed by Akimbo saying "Oops!"
11th Jun '16 12:51:19 PM nombretomado
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* on ''Series/TheSopranos'' Paulie Walnuts drops Valery's universal remote and gives a sarcastic oops after Valery tells him sternly (in his thick Russian accent) that "remote goes on docking station".
* ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' has one episode where the winner of Employee of the Month will get an all-expenses-paid trip to a Tipton hotel of their choice, anywhere in the world. This causes no end of trouble born from competing employees, including one instance where Maddie's cart collapses, spilling candy everywhere. Patrick, the waiter for the hotel restaurant, denies doing anything to sabotage an employee, and then (looking down to see where his feet (in the middle of the spilled candy) are positioned) begins stomping on the candy while screaming "Never! Never! Never!" Maddie, being one of the [[OnlySaneMan only sane people]] in the hotel, isn't fooled.

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* on On ''Series/TheSopranos'' Paulie Walnuts drops Valery's universal remote and gives a sarcastic oops after Valery tells him sternly (in his thick Russian accent) that "remote goes on docking station".
* ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' has one episode where the winner of Employee of the Month will get an all-expenses-paid trip to a Tipton hotel of their choice, anywhere in the world. This causes no end of trouble born from competing employees, including one instance where Maddie's cart collapses, spilling candy everywhere. Patrick, the waiter for the hotel restaurant, denies doing anything to sabotage an employee, and then (looking down to see where his feet (in the middle of the spilled candy) are positioned) begins stomping on the candy while screaming "Never! Never! Never!" Maddie, being one of the [[OnlySaneMan only sane people]] in the hotel, isn't fooled.
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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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.
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