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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]]:
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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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* 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.



[[folder:Films -- Western Animation]]
* 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.
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