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19th Mar '16 11:48:43 AM SteveMB
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A comedy trope, in which -- whether because of a natural disaster, super heroics, stranger shenanigans, CarMeetsHouse, etc. -- the characters have their home or place of business partially carved out and exposed, and are forced to live that way for at least a scene or two. Expect some [[CueTheRain bad weather]] to naturally show up at some point.

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A comedy trope, in which -- whether because of a natural disaster, super heroics, stranger shenanigans, CarMeetsHouse, [[ThereWasADoor unnecessarily dynamic entry]], [[CarMeetsHouse vehicular mishaps]], etc. -- the characters have their home or place of business partially carved out and exposed, and are forced to live that way for at least a scene or two. Expect some [[CueTheRain bad weather]] to naturally show up at some point.
5th Dec '15 11:58:56 AM erforce
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* A running gag in the ''Film/LethalWeapon'' movies, as Murtaugh's house got partly blown up by an exploding toilet in the first, and in [[LethalWeapon2 the second]], several scenes showcase the resulting renovation.

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* A running gag in the ''Film/LethalWeapon'' movies, as Murtaugh's house got partly blown up by an exploding toilet in the first, and in [[LethalWeapon2 [[Film/LethalWeapon2 the second]], several scenes showcase the resulting renovation.
5th Nov '15 5:34:01 PM nombretomado
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* This happens all the time to the Tendo home in ''RanmaOneHalf'', usually caused by one of Ranma's martial artist rivals. The worst incident was caused when Rouge, a Chinese woman cursed to transform into an Asura, blew away half the roof with a fireball attack.

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* This happens all the time to the Tendo home in ''RanmaOneHalf'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', usually caused by one of Ranma's martial artist rivals. The worst incident was caused when Rouge, a Chinese woman cursed to transform into an Asura, blew away half the roof with a fireball attack.
4th Nov '15 5:08:05 PM nombretomado
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* Phineas of ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' tries growing marijuana on the roof of the old building he and his pals live in, hauling a bunch of soil up and installing a self-watering system. The trio go off on a long road trip, and when they get home, they look up and think someone left the lights on, then realize it's the sky - opening the door they see the roof has collapsed into the basement.

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* Phineas of ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' tries growing marijuana on the roof of the old building he and his pals live in, hauling a bunch of soil up and installing a self-watering system. The trio go off on a long road trip, and when they get home, they look up and think someone left the lights on, then realize it's the sky - opening the door they see the roof has collapsed into the basement.
18th Oct '15 1:45:15 PM nombretomado
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* ThePowerpuffGirls hardly ever leave a building besides their own house by a door or even a window. Lampshaded in the first regular series episode.

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* ThePowerpuffGirls WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls hardly ever leave a building besides their own house by a door or even a window. Lampshaded in the first regular series episode.
26th Aug '15 7:10:00 PM nombretomado
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* One episode of ''GilmoreGirls'' has Lorelai's house being renovated by Luke's brother in law, who's so comedically enthusiastic (and incompetent) that as soon as Luke agrees to let him be their contractor he runs over to her place and makes a hole in her bedroom wall on the second story. Lorelai wanders in a state of shock to Luke's Diner to ask him for help and coherence. They get it fixed it in a jiffy, though.

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* One episode of ''GilmoreGirls'' ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' has Lorelai's house being renovated by Luke's brother in law, who's so comedically enthusiastic (and incompetent) that as soon as Luke agrees to let him be their contractor he runs over to her place and makes a hole in her bedroom wall on the second story. Lorelai wanders in a state of shock to Luke's Diner to ask him for help and coherence. They get it fixed it in a jiffy, though.



* ''TheMuppetShow'' episode with Gladys Knight has the theatre's leaky roof being serviced, only to have the repair crew insist on "taking it in to the shop". Thus the gang has to deal with all sorts of bad weather climaxing with snow during the closing number.

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* ''TheMuppetShow'' ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' episode with Gladys Knight has the theatre's leaky roof being serviced, only to have the repair crew insist on "taking it in to the shop". Thus the gang has to deal with all sorts of bad weather climaxing with snow during the closing number.
17th Jun '15 2:19:37 PM StFan
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* Mayuko's room in ''[[NieaUnderSeven NieA_7]]'' has a large hole in the roof for a while because of Niea's failed UFO construction experiments.

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* Mayuko's room in ''[[NieaUnderSeven NieA_7]]'' ''Anime/NieaUnder7'' has a large hole in the roof for a while because of Niea's failed UFO construction experiments.
10th May '15 6:03:19 AM erforce
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* The last scene in Stephen Spielberg's ''[[NineteenFortyOne 1941]]'' is all about this trope.
* ''{{Hancock}}'' had this after the "lovers' spat".

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* The last scene in Stephen Spielberg's ''[[NineteenFortyOne ''[[Film/NineteenFortyOne 1941]]'' is all about this trope.
* ''{{Hancock}}'' ''Film/{{Hancock}}'' had this after the "lovers' spat".



* In the end of ''MarsAttacks!'', the boxer's family had their apartment building partially destroyed, but otherwise still standing.

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* In the end of ''MarsAttacks!'', ''Film/MarsAttacks'', the boxer's family had their apartment building partially destroyed, but otherwise still standing.



* ''TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' has Bumblebee unfortunately do this while destroying [[ItMakesSenseInContext a small army of Transformer-ized household appliances.]] Even though part of the house is destroyed the Witwickys aren't really worried, due to the government promising to cover any damages to their property because of the Autobots and even think of it as a good start to planned remodeling.

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* ''TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' has Bumblebee unfortunately do this while destroying [[ItMakesSenseInContext a small army of Transformer-ized household appliances.]] Even though part of the house is destroyed the Witwickys aren't really worried, due to the government promising to cover any damages to their property because of the Autobots and even think of it as a good start to planned remodeling.
28th Mar '15 1:01:11 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''TheMuppetShow'' Gladys Knight episode has the theatre's leaky roof being serviced, only to have the repair crew insist on "taking it in to the shop". Thus the gang has to deal with all sorts of bad weather climaxing with snow during the closing number.

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* ''TheMuppetShow'' episode with Gladys Knight episode has the theatre's leaky roof being serviced, only to have the repair crew insist on "taking it in to the shop". Thus the gang has to deal with all sorts of bad weather climaxing with snow during the closing number.
11th Mar '15 11:09:31 AM TheUnsquished
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* ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has a running gag of spaceships and other large objects continually crashing into Bob's roof.

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* ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has a running gag of spaceships and other large objects continually crashing into Bob's roof.
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