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27th May '17 10:49:03 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' episode "The Gypsy Caper". Suzie, Alan, Anne and Tom are exhausted, Tom spots a hive and suggests they partake of the honey as a natural energy source. Unfortunately, the bees aren't too thrilled about that and the group ends up getting a second wind by ''fleeing'' and diving into a lake.

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* ''TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' episode "The Gypsy Caper". Suzie, Alan, Anne and Tom are exhausted, Tom spots a hive and suggests they partake of the honey as a natural energy source. Unfortunately, the bees aren't too thrilled about that and the group ends up getting a second wind by ''fleeing'' and diving into a lake.
21st May '17 11:52:42 AM nombretomado
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* On ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'', they tested [[VinceOffer the Sham Wow!]] and [[Creator/BillyMays the Zorbees]], and used substances such as [[{{Squick}} vomit]]. Kevin nearly threw up on camera.

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* On ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'', they tested [[VinceOffer [[Creator/VinceOffer the Sham Wow!]] and [[Creator/BillyMays the Zorbees]], and used substances such as [[{{Squick}} vomit]]. Kevin nearly threw up on camera.
29th Apr '17 11:12:25 AM StarTropes
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** Sisko uses the phrase to defend the Federation's NoTranshumanismAllowed laws, since genetic engineering produced AVillainNamedKhan.
2nd Apr '17 6:09:27 AM F1Krazy
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* The ''[[Literature/HorribleHistories]]: 20th Century'' novel lists a whole bunch of useless 20th century inventions that ''seemed'' like good ideas, but weren't. They're even referred to with the acronym "[[FunWithAcronyms SLAGIATT]]" - "Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time!"



* ''Series/AirCrashInvestigation'': The root cause of some of the disasters caused by pilot error. "Kid in the Cockpit" concerned a famous Russian case where a senior airline pilot allowed his teenaged son to take the controls of a brand new Airbus A310. The teen inadvertently disabled the plane's autopilot and the flight crew, unfamiliar with the state-of-the-art aircraft, failed to bring it back under control. [[HilarityEnsues Tragic hilarity ensued]]. An especially needless tragedy given that the investigators found that everything would have been fine if [[ForWantOfANail they had just let go of the control column]].
* In the 2nd episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', when Malcolm's Mother ([[spoiler:who had been interrogating Malcolm and the boys believing that they were responsible for the destruction of one of her dresses]].) finds out how the boys had been survive her punishments, Malcolm and the boys get desperate and they attempt to flee once they get found out by creating a tunnel. When their mom (who had calmed down) goes to re-confront them. She finds their room completely destroyed, while Malcolm putting the icing on the cake:

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* ''Series/AirCrashInvestigation'': The root cause of some of the disasters caused by pilot error. "Kid in the Cockpit" concerned a famous Russian case where a senior airline pilot allowed his teenaged teenage son to take the controls of a brand new Airbus A310. The teen inadvertently disabled the plane's autopilot and the flight crew, unfamiliar with the state-of-the-art aircraft, failed to bring it back under control. [[HilarityEnsues Tragic hilarity ensued]]. An especially needless tragedy given that the investigators found that everything would have been fine if [[ForWantOfANail they had just let go of the control column]].
* In the 2nd episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', when Malcolm's Mother ([[spoiler:who had been interrogating Malcolm and the boys believing that they were responsible for the destruction of one of her dresses]].) dresses]]) finds out how the boys had been survive surviving her punishments, Malcolm and the boys get desperate and they attempt to flee once they get found out by creating a tunnel. When their mom (who had calmed down) goes to re-confront them. She them, she finds their room completely destroyed, while Malcolm putting puts the icing on the cake:



* The song [[TitleDrop A Good Idea At the Time]] by OkGo both expresses SympathyForTheDevil and is an [[ShoutOut explicit homage]] to Music/TheRollingStones song ''Sympathy for the Devil'', portraying Lucifer as simply a guy after a good time who keeps winding up causing horrific situations throughout history, usually because of [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime this trope]] and the consumption of [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy ludicrous amounts of booze]].

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* The song [[TitleDrop "[[TitleDrop A Good Idea At the Time]] Time]]" by OkGo both expresses SympathyForTheDevil and is an [[ShoutOut explicit homage]] to Music/TheRollingStones song ''Sympathy for of the Devil'', same, portraying Lucifer as simply a guy after a good time who keeps winding up causing horrific situations throughout history, usually because of [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime this trope]] and the consumption of [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy ludicrous amounts of booze]].



* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Haley [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0959.html says this]] about her tendency in older strips to both [[{{Stripperiffic}} dungeon delve with a bare midriff]] and get into {{Designated Girl Fight}}s "while hurling offensively gender-charged insults".

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Haley [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0959.html says this]] about her tendency in older strips to both [[{{Stripperiffic}} dungeon delve dungeon-delve with a bare midriff]] and get into {{Designated Girl Fight}}s "while hurling offensively gender-charged insults".



* Another real life example. Back in the 1988 Nintendo wanted to develop a CD peripheral for the SNES. They first partnered with Sony, but after discovering the deal gave Sony unprecedented control over the games on it, they bailed and partnered with Philips. This made Sony none too happy at the betrayal. The SNES never got a CD add-on, Philips got temporary rights to misuse Nintendo IP, and Sony got busy preparing for the formal announcement of the Playstation. NiceJobBreakingItHero indeed.

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* Another real life example. Back in the 1988 Nintendo wanted to develop a CD peripheral for the SNES. They first partnered with Sony, but after discovering the deal gave Sony unprecedented control over the games on it, they bailed and partnered with Philips. This made Sony none too happy at the betrayal. The SNES never got a CD add-on, Philips got temporary rights to misuse Nintendo IP, and Sony got busy preparing for the formal announcement of the Playstation. NiceJobBreakingItHero indeed.
27th Mar '17 5:20:51 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' - Tina is backed into a corner when classmate Tammy blackmails her with the threat of reading Tina's 'erotic friend fiction' to her crush Jimmy Junior - her mom reassures her, and tells her to take control of the situation and read her fiction herself to the whole class. [[ExplaindExplainOhCrap It's only after she repeats her advice to Bob that she sees what a bad idea it is]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' - Tina is backed into a corner when classmate Tammy blackmails her with the threat of reading Tina's 'erotic friend fiction' to her crush Jimmy Junior - her mom reassures her, and tells her to take control of the situation and read her fiction herself to the whole class. [[ExplaindExplainOhCrap [[ExplainExplainOhCrap It's only after she repeats her advice to Bob that she sees what a bad idea it is]].
26th Mar '17 9:13:43 AM nombretomado
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* This explanation gets used a lot in ''{{Nodwick}}''. Especially by [[CloudcuckooLander Yeagar]], who has the wisdom of a lemming.

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* This explanation gets used a lot in ''{{Nodwick}}''.''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}''. Especially by [[CloudcuckooLander Yeagar]], who has the wisdom of a lemming.
11th Mar '17 5:27:46 AM cybertoy0
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** When we first meet Haley's dad, he's rotting in a prison. He later admits that he's trying to overthrow the local EvilEmpire, and thought that being a PlayAlongPrisoner would be a great way to find allies. He hit a snag when it became apparent that breaking out would not be so easy.
-->'''Ian:''' Okay, the important thing to remember is that it seemed like a really good idea at the time.
10th Mar '17 8:50:55 PM Eddy1215
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* In the episode of the Nickelodeon cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' entitled, "Chuckie is Rich", Drew stupidly invests all of Chaz's new money into some stupid invention. He uses this as his excuse.

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* In the episode of the Nickelodeon cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' entitled, "Chuckie is Rich", Drew stupidly foolishly invests all the majority of [[AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted Chaz's new money into some stupid invention.a product that seemed promising...until it failed and the company went bankrupt]]. He uses this as his excuse.



* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' - Tina is backed into a corner when classmate Tammy blackmails her with the threat of reading Tina's 'erotic friend fiction' to her crush Jimmy Junior - her mom reassures her, and tells her to take control of the situation and read her fiction herself to the whole class. It's only after she repeats her advice to Bob that she sees what a bad idea it is.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' - Tina is backed into a corner when classmate Tammy blackmails her with the threat of reading Tina's 'erotic friend fiction' to her crush Jimmy Junior - her mom reassures her, and tells her to take control of the situation and read her fiction herself to the whole class. [[ExplaindExplainOhCrap It's only after she repeats her advice to Bob that she sees what a bad idea it is.is]].
9th Mar '17 9:48:11 AM Katsuhagi
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* This was the reason given for the production of ''Film/TheDayTheClownCried'', a movie about a Holocaust-era clown, that has will never be allowed to see the light of day until at least 2025 when the copy Lewis gave to the Library of Congress is finally allowed to be screened.

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* This was the reason given for the production of ''Film/TheDayTheClownCried'', a movie about a Holocaust-era clown, that has will never be allowed to see the light of day until at least 2025 when the copy Lewis gave to the Library of Congress is finally allowed to be screened.
9th Mar '17 9:44:54 AM Katsuhagi
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* This was the reason given for the production of ''Film/TheDayTheClownCried'', a movie about a Holocaust-era clown, that has will never be allowed to see the light of day as long as Creator/JerryLewis is still alive.

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* This was the reason given for the production of ''Film/TheDayTheClownCried'', a movie about a Holocaust-era clown, that has will never be allowed to see the light of day as long as Creator/JerryLewis until at least 2025 when the copy Lewis gave to the Library of Congress is still alive.finally allowed to be screened.
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