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19th Jan '18 10:54:24 PM wingedcatgirl
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* Several episodes of ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' feature this as the CruelTwistEnding.
19th Jan '18 10:47:39 AM Noaqiyeum
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* In [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-04-06 this]] ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' strip Sergeant Schlock jumps down a very deep hole in a suit he thought could fly, it can't. Tagii, the AI piloting the warship Schlock works on, tries to catch him with a missile. Schlock accidentally destroys the missile while trying to [[RecoilBoost slow down]] with his PlasmaCannon.

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* In [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-04-06 com/2012-04-08 this]] ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' strip Sergeant Schlock jumps down a very deep hole in a suit he thought could fly, it can't. Tagii, the AI piloting the warship Schlock works on, tries to catch him with a missile. Schlock accidentally destroys the missile while trying to [[RecoilBoost slow down]] with his PlasmaCannon.
16th Jan '18 10:06:44 AM notShemp
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Apu and his wife Manjula end up with octuplets, almost going broke due to the resulting expenses, when they and every member of the Simpson family (except Lisa And Maggie) decide to use fertility drugs.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Apu and his wife Manjula end up with octuplets, almost going broke due to the resulting expenses, when they and every member of the Simpson family (except Lisa And and Maggie) decide to use fertility drugs.
16th Jan '18 10:06:19 AM notShemp
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Apu and his wife Manjula end up with octuplets, almost going broke due to the resulting expenses, when they and every member of the Simpson family (except Maggie) decide to use fertility drugs.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Apu and his wife Manjula end up with octuplets, almost going broke due to the resulting expenses, when they and every member of the Simpson family (except Lisa And Maggie) decide to use fertility drugs.
26th Nov '17 1:45:49 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'', the entertainment division keeps sending boring movies to the 4077th. Pierce and Hunnicut get wind of a film that was released without approval of TheHaysCode, and pull strings to get a few labels switched. Colonel Potter, meanwhile, pulls strings to get the good movie sent to the 4077th...

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'', the entertainment division keeps sending boring movies to the 4077th. Pierce and Hunnicut get wind of a film that was released without approval of TheHaysCode, UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, and pull strings to get a few labels switched. Colonel Potter, meanwhile, pulls strings to get the good movie sent to the 4077th...
15th Nov '17 3:48:55 AM Thrawcheld
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Chucklevision}}'' both Chuckle brothers try to turn of the Earth-destroying weapon of Ping the Pitiless. As a result it gets turned back on.

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Chucklevision}}'' both Chuckle brothers try to turn of off the Earth-destroying weapon of Ping the Pitiless. As a result it gets turned back on.
18th Oct '17 9:40:54 AM NoriMori
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* In ''Series/AirCrashInvestigation'', many of the incidents are caused by a maintenance job that was done correctly save for one minor detail, or by a perfectly copacetic repair job that somehow introduced a problem or allowed an unknown pre-existing problem to start wreaking havoc.
11th Oct '17 8:22:51 AM 32_Footsteps
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* Not an infrequent problem on ''Series/WorstCooksInAmerica''. For example, one instance in season 2 (after two of the contestants had their teams swapped) involved a newcomer to Anne Burrell's team making mashed potatoes. He had remembered that the proper way to prepare the potatoes involves salting the water in which they were boiled. However, ''[[UoToEleven two]]'' of his new teammates were afraid that he didn't know that unsalted water for boiling potatoes is one of Chef Burrell's big no-nos, so they ''both'' made sure to add "enough" salt. Sure enough, when the chef checked on the water, she found it way too salty to use. Luckily, she checked this and warned him before he put the potatoes in the water.

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* Not an infrequent problem on ''Series/WorstCooksInAmerica''. For example, one instance in season 2 (after two of the contestants had their teams swapped) involved a newcomer to Anne Burrell's team making mashed potatoes. He had remembered that the proper way to prepare the potatoes involves salting the water in which they were boiled. However, ''[[UoToEleven ''[[UpToEleven two]]'' of his new teammates were afraid that he didn't know that unsalted water for boiling potatoes is one of Chef Burrell's big no-nos, so they ''both'' made sure to add "enough" salt. Sure enough, when the chef checked on the water, she found it way too salty to use. Luckily, she checked this and warned him before he put the potatoes in the water.
11th Oct '17 8:22:31 AM 32_Footsteps
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* Not an infrequent problem on ''Series/WorstCooksInAmerica''. For example, one instance in season 2 (after two of the contestants had their teams swapped) involved a newcomer to Anne Burrell's team making mashed potatoes. He had remembered that the proper way to prepare the potatoes involves salting the water in which they were boiled. However, ''[[UoToEleven two]]'' of his new teammates were afraid that he didn't know that unsalted water for boiling potatoes is one of Chef Burrell's big no-nos, so they ''both'' made sure to add "enough" salt. Sure enough, when the chef checked on the water, she found it way too salty to use. Luckily, she checked this and warned him before he put the potatoes in the water.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Apu and his wife Mnajula end up with octuplets, almost going broke due to the resulting expenses, when they and every member of the Simpson family (except Maggie) decide to use fertility drugs.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Apu and his wife Mnajula Manjula end up with octuplets, almost going broke due to the resulting expenses, when they and every member of the Simpson family (except Maggie) decide to use fertility drugs.
18th May '17 6:12:01 PM bt8257
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When someone tries to solve a problem, the solutions counteract each other, making a negative outcome easier (or possible). Depending on the consequences, this could be PlayedForLaughs or PlayedForDrama, or [[{{Schadenfreude}} both]]. Simplified, it could be like flipping a switch, then flipping it again, not realizing it had been done the first time.

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When someone tries to solve a problem, the solutions counteract each other, making a negative outcome easier (or possible). Depending on the consequences, this could be PlayedForLaughs or PlayedForLaughs, PlayedForDrama, or [[{{Schadenfreude}} both]]. Simplified, it could be like flipping a switch, then flipping it again, not realizing it had been done the first time.



Compare TragicMistake, HoistByHisOwnPetard, DidntSeeThatComing, RightHandVersusLeftHand, GambitPileup, GiftOfTheMagiPlot, and TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup. Alternatively, "[[SarcasmMode Nice job]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero breaking it, hero]]/[[NiceJobFixingItVillain fixing it, villain]]!". DickDastardlyStopsToCheat is a VillainBall subtrope. If pulling this on another party is part of a gambit, it can overlap with KansasCityShuffle.

ReverseThePolarity and the PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo can both easily lead to this.

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Compare TragicMistake, HoistByHisOwnPetard, DidntSeeThatComing, RightHandVersusLeftHand, GambitPileup, GiftOfTheMagiPlot, and TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup. Alternatively, "[[SarcasmMode Nice job]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero breaking it, hero]]/[[NiceJobFixingItVillain fixing it, villain]]!". DickDastardlyStopsToCheat is a VillainBall subtrope.SubTrope. If pulling this on another party is part of a gambit, it can overlap with KansasCityShuffle.

ReverseThePolarity and the a PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo can both easily lead to this.
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