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22nd Nov '15 10:37:52 AM nombretomado
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* This is often the result of Roger Fox's attempts at fixing things in FoxTrot. Ironically inverted with his attempt at making wine, where the (absolutely terribly-made) wine acted as a good garbage disposal detergent.

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* This is often the result of Roger Fox's attempts at fixing things in FoxTrot.''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. Ironically inverted with his attempt at making wine, where the (absolutely terribly-made) wine acted as a good garbage disposal detergent.
8th Sep '15 5:37:01 PM DrOO7
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* While men usually have this story in regards to household repairs, women tend to have them regarding beauty treatments. The internet abounds with stories of hair being turned unnatural colors, terrible haircuts, rashes and burns due to homemade facials and waxes, etc.
2nd Sep '15 2:38:10 PM Piando
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* On ''TheBradyBunch'', Greg bought a used car and tried to fix it up, part of the result of which was faulty wiring. The horn made the windshield wipers work, for example.

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* On ''TheBradyBunch'', ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', Greg bought a used car and tried to fix it up, part of the result of which was faulty wiring. The horn made the windshield wipers work, for example.



* In ''TheGoldenGirls'', when Dorothy and Rose try to fix their bathroom themselves, their first attempt leads to them redoing the plumbing such that flushing the toilet makes the sink run, the spigots on the sink control the shower, etc.

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* In ''TheGoldenGirls'', ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', when Dorothy and Rose try to fix their bathroom themselves, their first attempt leads to them redoing the plumbing such that flushing the toilet makes the sink run, the spigots on the sink control the shower, etc.



* On an episode of ''ThatsSoRaven'', a very prominent business man is to visit Victor's restaurant. Victor creates a Foreman grill-type device that both "grills and chills." He demonstrated his creation by having it grill a steak and chill some jumbo shrimp. However, he crossed a few wires and instead, the grill flash freezes the steak, and the chiller turns the shrimp into charred lump with tails.
* Most of the humor on ''TheRedGreenShow'' is derived from this sort of thing.

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* On an episode of ''ThatsSoRaven'', ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', a very prominent business man is to visit Victor's restaurant. Victor creates a Foreman grill-type device that both "grills and chills." He demonstrated his creation by having it grill a steak and chill some jumbo shrimp. However, he crossed a few wires and instead, the grill flash freezes the steak, and the chiller turns the shrimp into charred lump with tails.
* Most of the humor on ''TheRedGreenShow'' ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' is derived from this sort of thing.



* [[TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] is a frequent offender. His attempts to build anything usually results in major disaster. Building a doghouse ends up with his filling a swear jar. A spice rack he builds falls apart. A homemade barbecue [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible gets mistaken for modern art]]. When he is showing his half brother around the house, he flicks a switch that he doesn't know the function of, which turns on the Christmas lights on the roof (which have been there since 1985).

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* [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] is a frequent offender. His attempts to build anything usually results in major disaster. Building a doghouse ends up with his filling a swear jar. A spice rack he builds falls apart. A homemade barbecue [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible gets mistaken for modern art]]. When he is showing his half brother around the house, he flicks a switch that he doesn't know the function of, which turns on the Christmas lights on the roof (which have been there since 1985).
4th Aug '15 10:52:07 PM DrOO7
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--> '''Larry''': Instructions? I don't need instructions. My father once rewired our entire house without instructions.
--> '''Balki''': Was that the house that burned to the ground?
4th Aug '15 10:38:39 PM DrOO7
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* On ''Series/PerfectStrangers'', Jennifer and Mary Ann go away for a trip. Before leaving, Jennifer asks Larry to call the plumber for her and let him into their apartment to carry out some repairs. Larry of course decides that what Jennifer is really saying is that she wants ''him'' to do the repairs and doesn't bother to call the guy. Sure enough, he has no idea what he's doing and ends up flooding the girls' apartment.
20th May '15 4:58:43 AM Odon
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** This appears to be a continuation of the ShoePhone gag. In one episode where Max and 99 are undercover as news agents, they are given (a) a camera disguised as a tape recorder and (b) a tape recorder disguised as a camera. When the Q-type is asked why he didn't just give them a camera and a tape recorder, he replies "my mind doesn't work that way".

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** This appears to be a continuation of the ShoePhone gag. In one episode where Max and 99 are undercover as news agents, they are given (a) a camera disguised as a tape recorder and (b) a tape recorder disguised as a camera. When the Q-type is asked why he didn't just give them a camera and a tape recorder, he replies "my mind doesn't work that way". So Max's apartment and car continues in this spycraft obsession with disguising one object as another object.
20th May '15 4:56:48 AM Odon
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** This appears to be a continuation of the ShoePhone gag. In one episode where Max and 99 are undercover as news agents, they are given (a) a camera disguised as a tape recorder and (b) a tape recorder disguised as a camera. When the Q-type is asked why he didn't just give them a camera and a tape recorder, he replies "my mind doesn't work that way".
18th Apr '15 8:23:22 AM Prinzenick
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* The conflict of the Creator/VanBeurenStudios short "Joint Wipers". Tom and Jerry are amateur plumbers, and they unwittingly flood the entire building they're working in.
29th Mar '15 6:01:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheFairlyOddParents'' Has Timmy's dad cause an enormous flood whenever he goes near ANYTHING with a monkey wrench.

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* ''TheFairlyOddParents'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' Has Timmy's dad cause an enormous flood whenever he goes near ANYTHING with a monkey wrench.
14th Feb '15 10:52:02 AM TheUnsquished
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* Jacqui's house in ''WapsiSquare'' seems to qualify. [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/gurgle/ The toilet flushes whenever the phone rings.]]

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* Jacqui's house in ''WapsiSquare'' ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' seems to qualify. [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/gurgle/ The toilet flushes whenever the phone rings.]]
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