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19th Apr '18 8:21:35 PM JMQwilleran
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* ''Series/CanadasWorstHandyman'' is all about people who have caused more than their share of these in their time and are on the show precisely because they have little idea what to do when it comes to repair situations. The hope is to reform them, though it doesn't always work out.
3rd Mar '18 9:47:08 PM nombretomado
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** That almost describes what is generally regarded as the funniest ''This Is SportsCenter'' commercial, except in the commercial's case, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8az6m8qgYeI it's played entirely for laughs.]]

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** That almost describes what is generally regarded as the funniest ''This Is SportsCenter'' Series/SportsCenter'' commercial, except in the commercial's case, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8az6m8qgYeI it's played entirely for laughs.]]
8th Dec '17 4:49:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''DextersLaboratory'' had a short where Dad tried to clean the car. Just CLEAN the car mind you, not fix it. He managed to completely total the vehicle, and at the end, we're shown that a nearby landfill is full of cars he's trashed.

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* ''DextersLaboratory'' ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' had a short where Dad tried to clean the car. Just CLEAN the car mind you, not fix it. He managed to completely total the vehicle, and at the end, we're shown that a nearby landfill is full of cars he's trashed.
23rd Nov '17 12:21:07 AM petersohn
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* This can happen in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' if you forget to label your levers. "Now was this the one that raises the drawbridge or the one that floods the fortress with lava?"
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* This can happen in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' if you forget to label your levers. "Now was this the one that raises the drawbridge or the one that floods the fortress with lava?"
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23rd Nov '17 12:20:24 AM petersohn
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[[folder: Web Comics]]
* This can happen in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' if you forget to label your levers. "Now was this the one that raises the drawbridge or the one that floods the fortress with lava?"
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14th Oct '17 3:15:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'': In the short ''A-Plumbing We Will Go'', Moe, Larry and Curley posed as plumbers to escape arrest, and are accidentally hired to fix a minor leak in a mansion. By the time they're done, they've left water coming out of everything '''but''' the faucets. And we do mean ''everything'', including the light fixtures, and even an early model DuMont television set.

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* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'': In the short ''A-Plumbing We Will Go'', Moe, Larry and Curley posed as plumbers to escape arrest, and are accidentally hired to fix a minor leak in a mansion. By the time they're done, they've left water coming out of everything '''but''' the faucets. And we do mean ''everything'', including the light fixtures, and even an early model DuMont Creator/DuMont television set.
15th Jul '17 3:51:54 AM SilentStranger
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* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'': In the short ''A-Plumbing We Will Go'', Moe, Larry and Curley posed as plumbers to escape arrest, and are accidentally hired to fix a minor leak in a mansion. By the time they're done, they've left water coming out of everything '''but''' the faucets.

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* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'': In the short ''A-Plumbing We Will Go'', Moe, Larry and Curley posed as plumbers to escape arrest, and are accidentally hired to fix a minor leak in a mansion. By the time they're done, they've left water coming out of everything '''but''' the faucets. And we do mean ''everything'', including the light fixtures, and even an early model DuMont television set.
** This is a recurring theme in the Stooges shorts, whenever they arent just incompetent at their actual jobs, they're incompetent at do-it-yourself projects.



* [[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).

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] is a frequent offender. His attempts to build anything usually results in major disaster. Building a When he attempts to rebuild Santa's Little Helper's doghouse ends up with his filling a swear jar. A spice rack he builds falls apart.forgot to put in a door. The playset he built for Magge collapsed as soon as she touched it. 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).1985).
* ''DextersLaboratory'' had a short where Dad tried to clean the car. Just CLEAN the car mind you, not fix it. He managed to completely total the vehicle, and at the end, we're shown that a nearby landfill is full of cars he's trashed.
23rd Jun '17 6:22:21 AM DrOO7
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* A very sad example on an episode of ''Series/HomicideHunter''. Lt. Joe Kenda arrives at a house to find all five family members dead. Initially perplexed, as there are no signs of violence, he soon notices their cherry-red pallor--the classic sign of carbon monoxide poisoning. It turns out that rather than hire an expert, the family's landlord decided to replace their heater himself, but obviously had no idea what he was doing.


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* Like the "Kenda" example cited in the "Television" folder, fatal and near-fatal carbon monoxide poisoning has resulted from people taking it upon themselves to repair or replace heaters.
21st Mar '17 2:44:46 PM NotThisThing
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecce_Homo_(El%C3%ADas_Garc%C3%ADa_Mart%C3%ADnez) This]] attempt at DIY painting restoration, [[MemeticMutation known on the Internet]] as "Potato Jesus".

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecce_Homo_(El%C3%ADas_Garc%C3%ADa_Mart%C3%ADnez) [[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-19349921 This]] attempt at DIY painting restoration, [[MemeticMutation known on the Internet]] as "Potato Jesus".
6th Nov '16 11:06:52 PM Adeon
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* ''When Father Papered the Parlour'' by Billy Williams.
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