History Main / FallOfTheHouseOfCards

16th Aug '16 11:19:48 PM foxley
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/{{Banacek}}'': In "Fly Me -- If You Can Find Me", Felix is attempting to break the world record for the tallest house of cards. The whole thing comes tumbling down when Banacek calls him, and Felix realises that he has built the house of cards over the top of the phone.
21st Jun '16 6:39:52 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', with Dewey's set of dominoes. They averted the collapse many times, and Hal was really looking forward to the eventual release (trying to keep himself from giving in to the temptation to set them off)... and then he comes home and Dewey has already done it.
** At the end of the episode Hal has fully reconstructed the whole set and decides that he better captures it on video this time, only to slamming the door when leaving setting them off again.

to:

* In ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', with Dewey's set of dominoes. They averted the collapse many times, and Hal was really looking forward to the eventual release (trying to keep himself from giving in to the temptation to set them off)... and then he comes home and Dewey has already done it.
**
it. At the end of the episode Hal has fully reconstructed the whole set and decides that he better captures it on video this time, only to slamming slam the door when leaving setting them off again.
21st Jun '16 9:37:54 AM Piromano80
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** At the end of the episode Hal has fully reconstructed the whole set and decides that he better captures it on video this time, only to slamming the door when leaving setting them off again.



----

to:

----
17th Jul '15 11:14:34 PM foxley
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/{{Pixelface}}'': In "Bored to Undeath", the characters are sitting around bored because no one has played the console for 48 hours. Alexia is building a house of cards, which gets demolished by Sgt. Riley as he attempts to squeeze past her.
4th Jul '15 3:38:49 PM ANTMuddle
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' sees Snoopy watching Linus building such a house. As he gears up for a sneeze, Linus calls out, '''"Turn your head! Turn your head!!"''' Snoopy obliges, after which he lets out a big sneeze. The final panel shows the aftermath: Charlie Brown's ''own'' house of cards destroyed.
13th Apr '15 2:50:26 PM Kotomikun
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''{{Manga/Nichijou}}'', Yuuko and Mio are about to finish a card house, but Mai [[TheGadfly (as usual)]] messes with them, by sticking a cat toy through the house and dropping her glasses on it. Somehow it stays up. They get her to stop, but then Yuuko gets up to go to the bathroom, and the door closing somehow knocks the lamp off the ceiling, crushing the card house. Yuuko comes back in and puts the last two cards on top of the lamp.
15th Dec '14 2:40:31 PM SWFMax
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Done with a bit of symbolism ([[FauxSymbolism like everything else]]) in ''Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''.

to:

* Done with a bit of symbolism ([[FauxSymbolism like everything else]]) in ''Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''.
27th Aug '14 9:42:03 PM MushroomMuffin
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/{{Relativity}},'' Greg's introductory scene has him carrying a tall stack of take-out containers across the street. When they start blowing away, Sara is the only bystander to stop and help him (well, she ''is'' a superhero), leading to their MeetCute.
[[/folder]]
30th Dec '13 6:02:15 PM LadyMomus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Done with a bit of symbolism ([[FauxSymbolism like everything else]]) in ''ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''.

to:

* Done with a bit of symbolism ([[FauxSymbolism like everything else]]) in ''ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''.''Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''.
24th Nov '13 8:31:08 AM merotoker
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''HunterXHunter'': Hisoka did it, too.

to:

* ''HunterXHunter'': ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': Hisoka did it, too.



* Done with a bit of symbolism ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic like everything else]]) in ''ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''.

to:

* Done with a bit of symbolism ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic ([[FauxSymbolism like everything else]]) in ''ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''.



* ''TheBradyBunch'', episode "54-40 and Fight": The boys and the girls face off in a house-of-cards building contest to settle an argument.

to:

* ''TheBradyBunch'', ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', episode "54-40 "[[Recap/TheBradyBunchS1E15FiftyFourFortyAndFight 54-40 and Fight": Fight]]": The boys and the girls face off in a house-of-cards building contest to settle an argument.



* ''FatherTed'', episode "New Jack City", as one instance of a RunningGag where Ted rings Father Larry Duff and interrupts him in the middle of doing something that requires unbroken concentration.

to:

* ''FatherTed'', ''Series/FatherTed'', episode "New Jack City", as one instance of a RunningGag where Ted rings Father Larry Duff and interrupts him in the middle of doing something that requires unbroken concentration.



* One ''HagarTheHorrible'' strip.

to:

* One ''HagarTheHorrible'' ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' strip.



* Seen in ''GhostTrick''. A prison security guard is building a house of cards, but just as he finishes, he thumps the table with outrage at the prospect of escorting a great police detective, who was convicted of murdering his wife with little evidence other than his (slightly dubious) confession, to be executed. This naturally causes his house of cards to collapse.

to:

* Seen in ''GhostTrick''.''VideoGame/GhostTrick''. A prison security guard is building a house of cards, but just as he finishes, he thumps the table with outrage at the prospect of escorting a great police detective, who was convicted of murdering his wife with little evidence other than his (slightly dubious) confession, to be executed. This naturally causes his house of cards to collapse.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In one of the short segments done for Tracey Ullman, Bart tries to build a house of cards, and Lisa and Maggie keep unintentionally causing it to collapse.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymEJNLB_zFI one of the short segments done for Tracey Ullman, Ullman shorts]], Bart tries to build a house of cards, and Lisa and Maggie keep unintentionally causing it to collapse.



* The 2003 ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' cartoon, episode "Scion of the Shredder". The Turtles and Splinter are chilling in their lair, and Michelangelo is building a house of cards. ''Right after'' he places the last two cards, the perimeter alarm goes off. After Donatello hurries to check his computer systems, something starts beating on the front door. The Turtles go for their weapons, and the house of cards gets its very own falling-down shot before it cuts back to the door finally breaking in.
* Happens on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants''. [=SpongeBob=] is making a snail-shaped house of cards modeled after Gary, when Patrick comes barreling in and knocks it down.

to:

* The 2003 ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' episode "Scion of the Shredder". The Turtles and Splinter are chilling in their lair, and Michelangelo is building a house of cards. ''Right after'' he places the last two cards, the perimeter alarm goes off. After Donatello hurries to check his computer systems, something starts beating on the front door. The Turtles go for their weapons, and the house of cards gets its very own falling-down shot before it cuts back to the door finally breaking in.
* Happens on an ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants''.
** In one
episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants''. [=SpongeBob=] is making a snail-shaped house of cards modeled after Gary, when Patrick comes barreling in and knocks it down.



* At the end of one episode of ''[[CareBears Adventures in Care-a-Lot]]'', it's revealed that [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Grizzle]] didn't appear because he spent the day building a house of cards, complete with [[EvilLaugh Evil Laughter]] when it's finished. He promptly sneezes, and the whole thing falls over.
* Miss Bitters of ''InvaderZim'' uses this as an object lesson:

to:

* At the end of one episode of ''[[CareBears ''[[Franchise/CareBears Adventures in Care-a-Lot]]'', it's revealed that [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Grizzle]] didn't appear because he spent the day building a house of cards, complete with [[EvilLaugh Evil Laughter]] {{Evil Laugh}}ter when it's finished. He promptly sneezes, and the whole thing falls over.
* Miss Bitters of ''InvaderZim'' ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' uses this as an object lesson:



* ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'': Lucius uses his CoolPlane to destroy a giant house of cards. [[ForTheEvulz He's disappointed it wasn't a real house]].

to:

* ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'': ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Lucius uses his CoolPlane to destroy a giant house of cards. [[ForTheEvulz He's disappointed it wasn't a real house]].



* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/{{Mash}}'': propaganda photographers want to make a fragile amateur sculpture into a symbol of the war, but the artists are trying to destroy their own creation.
* In ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'', with Dewey's set of dominoes. They averted the collapse many times, and Hal was really looking forward to the eventual release (trying to keep himself from giving in to the temptation to set them off)... and then he comes home and Dewey has already done it.

to:

* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/{{Mash}}'': ''Series/{{MASH}}'': propaganda photographers want to make a fragile amateur sculpture into a symbol of the war, but the artists are trying to destroy their own creation.
* In ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', with Dewey's set of dominoes. They averted the collapse many times, and Hal was really looking forward to the eventual release (trying to keep himself from giving in to the temptation to set them off)... and then he comes home and Dewey has already done it.



* The opening video of ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' has Narumi building a house out of matchsticks which gets knocked over by Gouto (the protagonist's [[TalkingAnimal talking cat]] [[NonHumanSidekick sidekick]]) jumping onto his desk.

to:

* The opening video of ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' ''VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' has Narumi building a house out of matchsticks which gets knocked over by Gouto (the protagonist's [[TalkingAnimal talking cat]] [[NonHumanSidekick sidekick]]) jumping onto his desk.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Timmy is building a scale model of the Eiffel tower when his dad or mom bursts in and it collapses. Happens as a RunningGag throughout the episode.
* ''Mickey's [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Christmas Carol]]'' has Scrooge counting his money, piling the coins into tall thin stacks as he basically dumps Belle. She storms out, toppling the piles in mid-count.

to:

* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Timmy is building a scale model of the Eiffel tower when his dad or mom bursts in and it collapses. Happens as a RunningGag throughout the episode.
* ''Mickey's [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Christmas Carol]]'' ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'' has Scrooge counting his money, piling the coins into tall thin stacks as he basically dumps Belle. She storms out, toppling the piles in mid-count.



* In WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius episode "Who's Your Mommy", when the power of the whole town starts shutting off, we see [[TheBully Butch]] making a very tall tower of rounded sticks.

to:

* In WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' episode "Who's Your Mommy", when the power of the whole town starts shutting off, we see [[TheBully Butch]] making a very tall tower of rounded sticks.



----

to:

----
This list shows the last 10 events of 55. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.FallOfTheHouseOfCards