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8th May '16 5:21:58 PM nombretomado
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* The ''CloneHigh'' election episode had a subversion and LampshadeHanging. The Gandhi clone says, "At least things can't get any worse." Abe replies, "How many times have I told you not to say that? Now something worse is going to happen. I've seen it on ''Series/HappyDays''. 3, 2, 1..." Cleopatra (who Abe has a crush on) comes in to say that she wants to spend time alone with [=JFK=]. Gandhi then says "Things can't get any '''better'''." Abe says "It doesn't work that way," and leaves. A butterfly flies by Gandhi and gives him a dollar.

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* The ''CloneHigh'' ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' election episode had a subversion and LampshadeHanging. The Gandhi clone says, "At least things can't get any worse." Abe replies, "How many times have I told you not to say that? Now something worse is going to happen. I've seen it on ''Series/HappyDays''. 3, 2, 1..." Cleopatra (who Abe has a crush on) comes in to say that she wants to spend time alone with [=JFK=]. Gandhi then says "Things can't get any '''better'''." Abe says "It doesn't work that way," and leaves. A butterfly flies by Gandhi and gives him a dollar.



* ''HeyArnold'', "The Baseball", Arnold and Gerald complain about bad seating at a baseball game, and then a section of roof suddenly falls onto the two.
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, in ''TheSimpsons'': after a run of bad luck, Homer laments to Lenny and Carl that "Things can't get any worse". All three look around expectantly, then when nothing happens Homer says with more emphasis, "Yep, things ''definitely can't get any worse''". Immediately after that, Smithers comes on the PA and orders Homer to report for "much worse duty".

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* ''HeyArnold'', ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', "The Baseball", Arnold and Gerald complain about bad seating at a baseball game, and then a section of roof suddenly falls onto the two.
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, in ''TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': after a run of bad luck, Homer laments to Lenny and Carl that "Things can't get any worse". All three look around expectantly, then when nothing happens Homer says with more emphasis, "Yep, things ''definitely can't get any worse''". Immediately after that, Smithers comes on the PA and orders Homer to report for "much worse duty".
7th May '16 10:00:57 PM nombretomado
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* The ''CloneHigh'' election episode had a subversion and LampshadeHanging. The Gandhi clone says, "At least things can't get any worse." Abe replies, "How many times have I told you not to say that? Now something worse is going to happen. I've seen it on ''HappyDays''. 3, 2, 1..." Cleopatra (who Abe has a crush on) comes in to say that she wants to spend time alone with [=JFK=]. Gandhi then says "Things can't get any '''better'''." Abe says "It doesn't work that way," and leaves. A butterfly flies by Gandhi and gives him a dollar.

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* The ''CloneHigh'' election episode had a subversion and LampshadeHanging. The Gandhi clone says, "At least things can't get any worse." Abe replies, "How many times have I told you not to say that? Now something worse is going to happen. I've seen it on ''HappyDays''.''Series/HappyDays''. 3, 2, 1..." Cleopatra (who Abe has a crush on) comes in to say that she wants to spend time alone with [=JFK=]. Gandhi then says "Things can't get any '''better'''." Abe says "It doesn't work that way," and leaves. A butterfly flies by Gandhi and gives him a dollar.
1st May '16 5:23:15 PM BobTanaka
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has a variation on this trope when the kids [[ItMakesSenseInContext end up switching brains with a gang of alien prisoners and find themselves in an extraterrestrial prison]]:

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has a variation on this trope when the kids [[ItMakesSenseInContext end up in prison on an alien planet after switching brains with a gang of alien prisoners and find themselves in an extraterrestrial prison]]:convicts]]:
1st May '16 5:20:28 PM BobTanaka
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has a variation on this trope when the kids [[ItMakesSenseInContext end up switching brains with a gang of alien prisoners and find themselves in an extraterrestrial prison]]:
-->'''Isabella:''' "Look on the bright side!" (beat) "I got nothing."
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.
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