History Main / ManMadeHouseFlood

5th Jan '17 8:17:42 PM WickedIcon
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** Calvin calls 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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** Calvin calls 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 ladder that Calvin is currently on.on ([[UpToEleven near the ceiling]]). 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.
13th Nov '16 4:15:05 PM StFan
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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':
** Calvin calls 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.
** In another, Calvin turns the stairs into a waterfall.
** Yet another, Calvin causes one in the bathroom after breaking the handle off the sink faucet.
* In ''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.
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* ''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.
** In another, Calvin turns the stairs into a waterfall.
** Yet another, Calvin causes one in the bathroom after breaking the handle off the sink faucet.
* In ''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.

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* ''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 In an early ''Series/SesameStreet'' Muppet sketch, Ernie has just come out of the stool bath, but he has forgotten something. As Bert tries to guess what Ernie forgot, Ernie realizes 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.
** In another, Calvin turns the stairs into a waterfall.
** Yet another, Calvin causes one in the bathroom after breaking the handle
forgot to turn off the sink faucet.
* In ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', during
bathtub faucet. At 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 end of the flood before Andy gets back, although not without having to contend sketch, the apartment has filled with a swamp.
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* In an early ''Series/SesameStreet'' Muppet sketch, Ernie has just come out of the bath, but he has forgotten something. As Bert tries to guess what Ernie forgot, Ernie realizes that he forgot to turn off the bathtub faucet. At the end of the sketch, the apartment has filled with water.

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* In an early ''Series/SesameStreet'' Muppet sketch, Ernie has just come out of the bath, but he has forgotten something. As Bert tries to guess what Ernie forgot, Ernie realizes that he forgot to turn off the bathtub faucet. At the end of the sketch, the apartment has filled with water.

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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°F (0°C), 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.

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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°F (0°C), 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.



22nd Oct '16 11:36:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''HomeAlone'', the Wet Bandits (or rather, Marv) deliberately invoke the trope when robbing houses as a CallingCard. Said action ends up biting them in the butt in the climax where they are arrested for every single house they robbed.
* A variation happens in ''{{Jumanji}}'', when playing the game ''somehow'' causes a rainforest monsoon ''right inside the house.''


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* In ''HomeAlone'', ''Film/HomeAlone'', the Wet Bandits (or rather, Marv) deliberately invoke the trope when robbing houses as a CallingCard. Said action ends up biting them in the butt in the climax where they are arrested for every single house they robbed.
* A variation happens in ''{{Jumanji}}'', ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'', when playing the game ''somehow'' causes a rainforest monsoon ''right inside the house.''




* In the ''ComicStrip/{{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.''

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In the ''ComicStrip/{{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.''
22nd Oct '16 11:35:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimaton/TheSimpsons'' episode where Lisa has to contend with being the authority figure of the house when Marge ended up injured from a clock falling on her, Lisa is calling Marge. It's revealed after she briefly talks to Marge that Lisa is currently on a stool in a flooded house, with Homer and Bart playing Marco Polo. It's strongly implied that Bart and Homer caused the flood.

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In ''WesternAnimaton/TheSimpsons'' the episode where Lisa has to contend with being the authority figure of the house when Marge ended up injured from a clock falling on her, Lisa is calling Marge. It's revealed after she briefly talks to Marge that Lisa is currently on a stool in a flooded house, with Homer and Bart playing Marco Polo. It's strongly implied that Bart and Homer caused the flood.
22nd Oct '16 11:09:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* A version happens in ''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 4½ feet deep in soap suds.

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* A version happens in ''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 4½ feet deep in soap suds.



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* Preventing this trope is why, if the temperature drops below 32°F (0°C), 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.

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* Preventing this trope is why, if the temperature drops below 32°F (0°C), 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.


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6th Sep '16 4:19:27 AM sabrina_diamond
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* A variation happens in ''{{Jumanji}}'', when playing the game causes a monsoon inside the house.


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* A variation happens in ''{{Jumanji}}'', when playing the game ''somehow'' causes a rainforest monsoon ''right inside the house.

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14th Jun '16 5:11:43 PM CorahsUncle
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* A version happens in ''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.

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* A version happens in ''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.
* An early sketch on ''Donny & Marie'' has Nipsey Russell making a NewhartPhoneCall to the plumber from his flooded kitchen.



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* In an early ''Series/SesameStreet'' Muppet sketch, Ernie has just come out of the bath, but he has forgotten something. As Bert tries to guess what Ernie forgot, Ernie realizes that he forgot to turn off the bathtub faucet. At the end of the sketch, the apartment has filled with water.



* In ''TheSimpsons'' episode where Lisa has to contend with being the authority figure of the house when Marge ended up injured from a clock falling on her, Lisa is calling Marge, and it's revealed after briefly talking to Marge that Lisa is currently on a stool in a flooded house, with Homer and Bart playing Marco Polo. It's strongly implied that Bart and Homer caused the flood.
** Homer did a variation in the beginning of one episode, where the entire house was covered in waterfalls before running out of the house to go to Moes, although in this case, we actually ''see'' how he did it: After the kids were unable to take a bath due to the water heater being broken, Homer attempts to fix it with a crowbar, thus causing the water heater to explode in a geyser.
* 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.''

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* In ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimaton/TheSimpsons'' episode where Lisa has to contend with being the authority figure of the house when Marge ended up injured from a clock falling on her, Lisa is calling Marge, and it's Marge. It's revealed after she briefly talking talks to Marge that Lisa is currently on a stool in a flooded house, with Homer and Bart playing Marco Polo. It's strongly implied that Bart and Homer caused the flood.
** Homer did a variation in the beginning of one episode, where the entire house was covered in waterfalls before running out of the house to go to Moes, Moe's, although in this case, we actually ''see'' how he did it: After the kids were unable to take a bath due to the water heater being broken, Homer attempts to fix it with a crowbar, thus causing the water heater to explode in a geyser.
* In the ''{{Popeye}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{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.''''
** In another ''Popeye'' short, "Floor Flusher", Popeye and Bluto flood Olive Oyl's house as they try to fix a broken pipe under her kitchen sink.



* 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.

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* Preventing this trope is why, if the temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit/0 Celsius, 32°F (0°C), 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.
14th Jun '16 4:53:03 PM Prinzenick
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14th Jun '16 4:51:41 PM Prinzenick
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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.
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