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21st Mar '16 2:21:23 PM eroock
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' our heroes Tulio and Miguel end up stranded in a rowboat with a horse, hundreds of miles from land, with limited supplies. After a CueTheRain moment they then talk about how at least they're in a rowboat, and the screen fades out [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks with black fins approaching them]].
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* Played straight in Disney's ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}''.
-->'''Jane''': It can't get any worse, can it?\\
''[[ThunderEqualsDownpour Thunder crashes, rain begins.]]''\\
'''Jane''': Obviously it can.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' our heroes Tulio and Miguel end up stranded in a rowboat with a horse, hundreds of miles from land, with limited supplies.
-->'''Miguel''': At least things can't get any-\\
(A thunderclap sounds and it is suddenly pouring rain)\\
'''Tulio''': Excuse me, were you about to say WORSE?
** They then talk about how at least they're in a rowboat, and the screen fades out [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks with black fins approaching them]].
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12th Mar '16 6:15:13 PM F1Krazy
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* Parodied in one episode of ''Series/TheLegendOfDickAndDom''. After the group fall into a PitTrap, one of the companions remarks that it couldn't ''possibly'' get any worse... at which point a passing bird craps on them. She then says it ''again''... CueTheRain. She's [[TooDumbToLive about to say it]] [[RuleOfThree a third time]] when an irate Dick clamps his hand over her mouth.
12th Mar '16 5:23:53 PM ANTMuddle
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A form of TemptingFate. Tightly related to {{Retirony}}. Often leads to YouJustHadToSayIt. A DiscreditedTrope by now, it's frequently [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] or parodied these days.

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A form of TemptingFate. Tightly related to {{Retirony}}. Often leads to YouJustHadToSayIt.triggers OhCrap and either YouJustHadToSayIt or some variant. A DiscreditedTrope by now, it's frequently [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] or parodied these days.
9th Mar '16 11:51:44 PM DrFraud
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* In ''Cartographer'' after a reporter says that his stay at the inn Reuben runs gave him lots of great material for his article "Why Use Inns When You Have Potions?" Reuben comments to his staff that things couldn't get any worse. Then a messenger hands him a letter stating that his father just died.
7th Mar '16 8:59:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/Bridesmaids'' has a few moments like this.

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* ''Film/Bridesmaids'' ''Film/{{Bridesmaids}}'' has a few moments like this.
7th Mar '16 8:58:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Greek}}'', after living with super-annoying by-the-book consultant Lizzie for a month, Casey comments that "We've hit rock bottom, and there's nowhere to go but up." On cue, Lizzie announces she's arranged a mixer...with the geekiest frat on campus.

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* In ''{{Greek}}'', ''Series/{{Greek}}'', after living with super-annoying by-the-book consultant Lizzie for a month, Casey comments that "We've hit rock bottom, and there's nowhere to go but up." On cue, Lizzie announces she's arranged a mixer...with the geekiest frat on campus.



* In ''SanfordAndSon'' the pair have a disastrous camping trip and Lamont notes that it could be worse. When his father asks how, Lamont notes "It could snow." Sure enough, it instantly starts snowing right there and then.

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* In ''SanfordAndSon'' ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' the pair have a disastrous camping trip and Lamont notes that it could be worse. When his father asks how, Lamont notes "It could snow." Sure enough, it instantly starts snowing right there and then.



* Played straight in ''TheTenthKingdom'': Virginia despondently sits down on a set of steps in Kissing Town after [[spoiler:she finds out Wolf spent all the money he'd won at gambling on dinner instead of buying the Traveling mirror, and subsequently walks out on him, thinking he's a selfish bastard who doesn't really love her.]] She decides, and says aloud that at least things can't get any worse. At exactly that moment, her father Tony, climbing around on the roof, loses his hold on [[spoiler:the Traveling mirror, and it falls off to smash into a thousand pieces at Virginia's feet.]] The fact that this [[spoiler:gives Tony seven years' bad luck]] ''really'' shows she [[TemptingFate shouldn't have said that.]]
* ''ThatsSoRaven'': Raven got stuck in a limo's moon roof when going to prom. Then it started raining on her. "Well at least it can't get any worse"...cue the gale force winds.

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* Played straight in ''TheTenthKingdom'': ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'': Virginia despondently sits down on a set of steps in Kissing Town after [[spoiler:she finds out Wolf spent all the money he'd won at gambling on dinner instead of buying the Traveling mirror, and subsequently walks out on him, thinking he's a selfish bastard who doesn't really love her.]] She decides, and says aloud that at least things can't get any worse. At exactly that moment, her father Tony, climbing around on the roof, loses his hold on [[spoiler:the Traveling mirror, and it falls off to smash into a thousand pieces at Virginia's feet.]] The fact that this [[spoiler:gives Tony seven years' bad luck]] ''really'' shows she [[TemptingFate shouldn't have said that.]]
* ''ThatsSoRaven'': ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'': Raven got stuck in a limo's moon roof when going to prom. Then it started raining on her. "Well at least it can't get any worse"...cue the gale force winds.



* Occurs on ''TheWire''. Most prominently at the end of season 4 when [[spoiler: Bubbles accidentally kills Sherrod, leading him to finally enter rehab and get sober.]] Also at the end of season 5, [=McNulty=] seems to realize just how much he's screwed up and how much it is costing those around him. It's strongly suggested that he'll finally clean up his act.

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* Occurs on ''TheWire''.''Series/TheWire''. Most prominently at the end of season 4 when [[spoiler: Bubbles accidentally kills Sherrod, leading him to finally enter rehab and get sober.]] Also at the end of season 5, [=McNulty=] seems to realize just how much he's screwed up and how much it is costing those around him. It's strongly suggested that he'll finally clean up his act.
3rd Mar '16 5:59:03 PM eroock
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CueTheRain covers the specific variant where this comes in the form of [[HostileWeather a sudden downpour]]. See also FromBadToWorse, for when things in a series really, truly go to hell.

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CueTheRain covers the specific variant where this comes in the form of [[HostileWeather a sudden downpour]]. See also FromBadToWorse, for when things in a series really, truly go to hell.
hell. Also see ConsolationBackfire.
3rd Mar '16 2:46:38 PM eroock
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* Happened in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' when Mojo Jojo kidnapped the narrator and took his place. If I remember correctly, he at one point forces the girls to walk somewhere rather than fly, leading to this:
-->'''Bubbles:''' At least it's not raining...
-->'''Mojo Jojo:''' Hm...Good idea! ''(It starts raining)''
3rd Mar '16 2:44:32 PM eroock
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-> "[General Slim] tells another story. One day he entered a jungle glade in a tank. In front of him stood a group of soldiers, in their midst the eternal Tommy. Assuming an optimism which he did not feel, Slim jumped out of the tank and approached them. "Gentlemen!" he said (which is the nice way that British generals sometimes address their troops) "Things might be worse!"
->"‘Ow could they be worse?" inquired the Tommy.
->"Well, it could rain" said Slim, lightly. He adds "[[CueTheRain And within quarter of an hour it did]].""

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\n-> --> "[General Slim] tells another story. One day he entered a jungle glade in a tank. In front of him stood a group of soldiers, in their midst the eternal Tommy. Assuming an optimism which he did not feel, Slim jumped out of the tank and approached them. "Gentlemen!" he said (which is the nice way that British generals sometimes address their troops) "Things might be worse!"
->"‘Ow -->"‘Ow could they be worse?" inquired the Tommy.
->"Well, -->"Well, it could rain" said Slim, lightly. He adds "[[CueTheRain And within quarter of an hour it did]].""
3rd Mar '16 2:42:57 PM eroock
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* The classic example in Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'', where Frederick Frankenstein and Igor are digging up a grave, leading to the page-quote above.
[[[DramaticThunder A crash of]] [[ThunderEqualsDownpour thunder and]] [[GraveClouds it starts]] [[CueTheRain to pour]]]

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* The classic example in Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'', where Frederick Frankenstein and Igor are digging up a grave, leading to the page-quote above.
above. [[[DramaticThunder A crash of]] [[ThunderEqualsDownpour thunder and]] [[GraveClouds it starts]] [[CueTheRain to pour]]]



** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d and subverted in a later episode, where The Simpsons lose their house. Tossed out unto the street, Homer says, "well, it could be worse. At least it's not raining." Just then....nothing happens. "See?" says Homer, "told you it could be worse."

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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d Parodied and subverted in a later episode, where The Simpsons lose "No Loan Again, Naturally". Marge is crying after landlord Ned Flanders has evicted the family from their house. Tossed out unto the street, Homer says, "well, it could home.
-->'''Homer:''' Don't
be worse. upset, Marge. At least it's not raining." Just then....raining! (after a pause...nothing happens. "See?" says Homer, "told happens) [[{{Beat}} See?]]. Told you it could be worse."


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* Happened in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' when Mojo Jojo kidnapped the narrator and took his place. If I remember correctly, he at one point forces the girls to walk somewhere rather than fly, leading to this:
-->'''Bubbles:''' At least it's not raining...
-->'''Mojo Jojo:''' Hm...Good idea! ''(It starts raining)''
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