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13th Feb '17 10:39:35 PM infernape612
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-->'''Homer:''' Don't be upset, Marge. At least it's not raining! (after a pause...nothing happens) [[{{Beat}} See?]]. Told you it could be worse.

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-->'''Homer:''' Don't be upset, Marge. At least it's not raining! (after a pause...nothing happens) [[{{Beat}} See?]]. See?]] Told you it could be worse.
10th Dec '16 6:57:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/SadCypress'': Peter Lord asks HerculePoirot to investigate a case against Elinor Carlisle (the girl he's in love with. Possible double murderess.) "Investigate" is [[LemonySnicket a word which here means]] that he wants Poirot to [[ClearTheirName help acquit her]]. Poirot tells him that he intends to reveal any evidence he finds, even if it makes Elinor's case worse, whereupon Lord informs him that the case against Elinor [[TemptingFate can't possibly get any worse]].

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* ''Literature/SadCypress'': Peter Lord asks HerculePoirot to investigate a case against Elinor Carlisle (the girl he's in love with. Possible double murderess.) "Investigate" is [[LemonySnicket [[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents a word which here means]] that he wants Poirot to [[ClearTheirName help acquit her]]. Poirot tells him that he intends to reveal any evidence he finds, even if it makes Elinor's case worse, whereupon Lord informs him that the case against Elinor [[TemptingFate can't possibly get any worse]].
16th Oct '16 2:11:19 PM ANTMuddle
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All kinds of tribulations have been visited upon Character A. Either Character A or his friend, Character B, tries to cheer things up by remarking on how, at least, things can't possibly get any worse. Right on cue, things get worse. In some extreme cases, they'll even say ''how'' things could be worse, right before it actually happens.

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All kinds of tribulations have been visited upon Character A. Either Character A Bob and / or his friend, Character B, party. Alice tries to cheer things him up by remarking on how, at least, things can't possibly get any worse. Right on cue, things get worse.something bad happens in their area. In some extreme cases, they'll even say ''how'' things could be worse, right before it actually happens.
29th Sep '16 12:03:04 PM Sammettik
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* Subverted (or at least lampshaded) in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'':
-->'''Radio''': Things could be worse, you know.\\
'''Lampy''': How?\\
'''Radio''': How what?\\
'''Lampy''': How could they be worse?\\
'''Radio''': They couldn't; I lied.



* Subverted (or at least lampshaded) in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'':
-->'''Radio''': Things could be worse, you know.\\
'''Lampy''': How?\\
'''Radio''': How what?\\
'''Lampy''': How could they be worse?\\
'''Radio''': They couldn't; I lied.
23rd Sep '16 9:48:28 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted (or at least lampshaded) in ''TheBraveLittleToaster'':

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* Subverted (or at least lampshaded) in ''TheBraveLittleToaster'':''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'':
23rd Sep '16 7:52:10 AM VicGeorge2011
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* The Music/{{KISS}} song "Rock Bottom" from ''Music/DressedToKill''.
23rd Jun '16 8:32:31 PM Geoduck
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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, grave on a [[GraveClouds gloomy evening]], leading to the page-quote above. [[[DramaticThunder A crash of]] to:
-->'''Frederick:''' What a filthy job!\\
'''Igor:''' Could be worse.\\
'''Frederick:''' ''How?''\\
'''Igor:''' Could be raining.\\
''[[[DramaticThunder Thunderclap]],
[[ThunderEqualsDownpour thunder and]] [[GraveClouds it starts]] followed immediately]] by [[CueTheRain to pour]]]torrential rain]]]''
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]]:
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