History Main / ManMadeHouseFlood

9th May '16 7:13:44 PM js64514
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** Yet another, Calvin causes one in the bathroom after breaking the handle off the sink faucet.
1st Apr '16 10:21:36 PM nombretomado
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* Happens in an episode of ''TheDrewCareyShow''. Drew has a crush on a (female) plumber, and punctures a pipe so he can call her and get her to come round to his house.
* A version happens in ''TheBradyBunch''. Bobby tries to cover up making his suit dirty by dumping it into the washing machine with a whole box of detergent, when he returns to the laundry room, he fids it filled about 4.5 feet deep in soap suds.

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* Happens in an episode of ''TheDrewCareyShow''.''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''. Drew has a crush on a (female) plumber, and punctures a pipe so he can call her and get her to come round to his house.
* A version happens in ''TheBradyBunch''.''Series/TheBradyBunch''. Bobby tries to cover up making his suit dirty by dumping it into the washing machine with a whole box of detergent, when he returns to the laundry room, he fids it filled about 4.5 feet deep in soap suds.
19th Mar '16 3:32:22 AM Hossmeister
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22nd Nov '15 10:50:39 AM nombretomado
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* In ''FoxTrot'', during the time where Roger has to housesit for Andy while she's out of town, Roger is calling her reporting what's going on at the house, and wonders when she's going to be back. The final panel reveals that he is waist-deep in a flooded kitchen; Jason remarks that even ''he'' knew how to properly operate the dishwasher (implying that Roger messed up so badly on the dishwasher that it resulted in the flood). They eventually got rid of the flood before Andy gets back, although not without having to contend with a swamp.

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* In ''FoxTrot'', ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', during the time where Roger has to housesit for Andy while she's out of town, Roger is calling her reporting what's going on at the house, and wonders when she's going to be back. The final panel reveals that he is waist-deep in a flooded kitchen; Jason remarks that even ''he'' knew how to properly operate the dishwasher (implying that Roger messed up so badly on the dishwasher that it resulted in the flood). They eventually got rid of the flood before Andy gets back, although not without having to contend with a swamp.
2nd May '15 7:04:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''CalvinAndHobbes'' had Calvin calling his dad at work, apparently to make small talk. The final panel reveals the real reason he's calling: He somehow managed to flood the house, and the waterline is high enough to reach the top of the stool that Calvin is currently on. The next strip references this event, where Calvin's father retorts angrily after Calvin gives him the poll results of his "reign" as dad, revealing that the reason he took away dessert from Calvin is that Calvin flooded the house.

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* ''CalvinAndHobbes'' ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' had Calvin calling his dad at work, apparently to make small talk. The final panel reveals the real reason he's calling: He somehow managed to flood the house, and the waterline is high enough to reach the top of the stool that Calvin is currently on. The next strip references this event, where Calvin's father retorts angrily after Calvin gives him the poll results of his "reign" as dad, revealing that the reason he took away dessert from Calvin is that Calvin flooded the house.
28th Apr '15 1:27:48 PM TonyG
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* On the ''Franchise/ToyStory'' short "Partysaurus Rex", Rex turns on the bathtub tap so the bath toys can party. Unfortunately, he can't turn it back off, and he ends up flooding the house.
2nd Dec '14 7:51:42 PM js64514
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* A version happens in ''TheBradyBunch''. Bobby tries to cover up making his suit dirty by dumping it into the washing machine with a whole box of detergent, when he returns to the laundry room, he fids it filled about 4.5 feet deep in soap suds.
3rd Sep '14 7:38:41 PM VinceM
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* In the ''{{Popeye}}'' cartoon "Happy Birthdaze", he brings new friend Shorty to Olive's house. Shorty uses the bathroom to wash up, and when Popeye opens the door, a flood of water washes him down the sewer in the road. ''Twice.''
2nd Mar '14 7:21:32 PM Zsuzsa
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* In ''The Last Camel Died at Noon'', Literature/AmeliaPeabody gets home from a trip to London to learn that her son Ramses had been about to take a bath when he'd been distracted by his cat catching a mouse, and had neglected to turn off the water, causing both a flood in the bathroom, and a cascade of water coming down from the ceiling into his father's study. Amelia promptly decides that she doesn't want to know any more details, and tells her maid to just [[INeedAFreakingDrink give Amelia her whiskey and go away]].
7th Feb '14 7:52:08 AM RevolutionStone
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* A clogged toilet is very likely to invoke this trope on a small scale, and it's why having a plunger next to the toilet is often a very good idea - as well as knowing how to quickly shut off water to the toilet.
* Preventing this trope is why, if the temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit/0 Celsius, you should have all faucets both indoors and outdoors turned on just enough to drip - which leaves water and air circulating through the system enough to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting.
* Failing water heaters are notorious for this - which is why a water heater generally should be placed outside of the house proper or in a garage with nothing next to it. Examining it for damage (especially rust, bulges, or sediment accumulation on the outside of the tank) on a regular basis is also a very good idea.
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