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14th May '16 9:38:24 PM nombretomado
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* In one ''MadAboutYou''. Paul & Jamie left their apartment in the middle of the night still in their pajamas. Paul "pushed the little button" which deactivates the latch lock on the door so that they could get back in and not have to take their keys. Jamie doesn't know that Paul did that so she pushes the little button too, so now they're locked out but don't discover that until they come back from whatever adventure they had.

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* In one ''MadAboutYou''.''Series/MadAboutYou''. Paul & Jamie left their apartment in the middle of the night still in their pajamas. Paul "pushed the little button" which deactivates the latch lock on the door so that they could get back in and not have to take their keys. Jamie doesn't know that Paul did that so she pushes the little button too, so now they're locked out but don't discover that until they come back from whatever adventure they had.
25th Jan '16 6:26:18 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* 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 Lisa) decide to use fertility drugs.

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* 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 Lisa) Maggie) decide to use fertility drugs.
18th Oct '15 4:25:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Monkey See, Doggy Two": [[ItMakesSenseInContext butt plating]] = good on its own, and that would've been all that was needed. Not turning the girls into dogs was a pretty bad decision, but turning them into dogs didn't work the first time. However, that problem would've been remedied by the butt plating. [[JustBetweenYouAndMe Telling the girls how he fixed his mistakes]] = pretty stupid. All three combined just lead to a normal beatdown, plus a possible ''un''happy ending.

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* ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Monkey See, Doggy Two": [[ItMakesSenseInContext butt plating]] = good on its own, and that would've been all that was needed. Not turning the girls into dogs was a pretty bad decision, but turning them into dogs didn't work the first time. However, that problem would've been remedied by the butt plating. [[JustBetweenYouAndMe Telling the girls how he fixed his mistakes]] = pretty stupid. All three combined just lead to a normal beatdown, plus a possible ''un''happy ending.



* A ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode featured a giant worm terrorizing Bikini Bottom, and Sandy deciding to go after it. Not believing she had a chance of winning, the citizens pushed the entire town into another area. Guess where Sandy drove the worm.

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* A ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode featured a giant worm terrorizing Bikini Bottom, and Sandy deciding to go after it. Not believing she had a chance of winning, the citizens pushed the entire town into another area. Guess where Sandy drove the worm.
30th Sep '15 5:03:51 PM Trogdor
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-->'''Eleventh''': It's not working.
-->'''Tenth''': We're ''both'' reversing the polarity.
-->'''Eleventh''': Yes, I know!
-->'''Tenth''': There's two of us. I'm reversing it, you're reversing it back. We're ''confusing'' the polarity!
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-->'''Eleventh''': It's not working.
-->'''Tenth''':
working.\\
'''Tenth''':
We're ''both'' reversing the polarity.
-->'''Eleventh''':
polarity.\\
'''Eleventh''':
Yes, I know!
-->'''Tenth''':
know!\\
'''Tenth''':
There's two of us. I'm reversing it, you're reversing it back. We're ''confusing'' the polarity!
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polarity!
12th Jun '15 6:50:07 PM Ryusui
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* One of Creator/GKChesterton's ''Paradoxes of Mr Pond'', "[[http://www.wikilivres.info/wiki/The_Paradoxes_of_Mr._Pond/Chapter_I The Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse]]", concerns a field marshal whose soldiers were too eager to obey his orders, with the result that the orders were not carried out. If only one man had been that loyal it would have worked, but with two soldiers determined to fulfill his orders to execute a poet, the man ends up released.

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* One of Creator/GKChesterton's ''Paradoxes of Mr Pond'', "[[http://www.wikilivres.info/wiki/The_Paradoxes_of_Mr._Pond/Chapter_I The Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse]]", concerns a field marshal whose soldiers were too eager to obey his orders, with orders. The first of the result that the orders were not carried out. If only one man had been that loyal it would have worked, but with two soldiers determined titular three horsemen is sent to fulfill his deliver orders to execute a poet, politically troublesome poet; the man ends up released.second is sent by the marshal's superior with orders countermanding the first. The third is sent by the field marshal to kill the second; unfortunately, the first horseman surmised the second horseman's purpose and shot him, and so the third horseman mistook ''him'' for the second horseman and shot him in turn. As a result, the execution order never reaches its destination, and the poet goes free, much to the marshal's consternation.
10th Jun '15 9:59:54 PM Llygodenfawr
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Even the best laid plans can have a chance of failure. Maybe something was overlooked. Someone with obscene amounts of resources would start a new plan from stage one, but often that's not possible. The previous action had some success, and to implement a completely new path could require a lot of resources and time, which may not available. An entirely new option would be like using a new fuel source for your house every time a light bulb goes out.

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Even the best laid plans can have a chance of failure. Maybe something was overlooked. Someone with obscene amounts of resources would start a new plan from stage one, but often that's not possible. The previous action had some success, and to implement a completely new path could require a lot of resources and time, which may not be available. An entirely new option would be like using a new fuel source for your house every time a light bulb goes out.
18th Apr '15 1:56:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* Several episodes of ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' {{revival}} feature this as the CruelTwistEnding.

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* Several episodes of ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' {{revival}} ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' feature this as the CruelTwistEnding.
14th Dec '14 5:56:23 PM elemt
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* JeevesAndWooster has countless moments of this. Probably the most excruciating example is [[TheTeetotaler Gussie Fink-Nottle's]] famous school awards speech, brought about because both Bertie ''and'' Jeeves had spiked his orange juice with alcohol in the hopes of curing him of his nervousness. [[GoneHorriblyRight They succeeded]].

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* JeevesAndWooster ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster'' has countless moments of this. Probably the most excruciating example is [[TheTeetotaler Gussie Fink-Nottle's]] famous school awards speech, brought about because both Bertie ''and'' Jeeves had spiked his orange juice with alcohol in the hopes of [[LiquidCourage curing him of his nervousness. nervousness.]] [[GoneHorriblyRight They succeeded]].succeeded]]. Oh, and Gussie ''also'' decided to have a drink to steady his nerves.
14th Dec '14 5:44:04 PM HiddenWindshield
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* A ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode featured a giant worm terrorizing Bikini Bottom and Sandy decided to go after it. Not believing her chances of winning, the citizens pushed the town into another area. Guess where Sandy drove the worm.

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* A ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode featured a giant worm terrorizing Bikini Bottom Bottom, and Sandy decided deciding to go after it. Not believing her chances she had a chance of winning, the citizens pushed the entire town into another area. Guess where Sandy drove the worm.
12th Nov '14 4:36:05 AM DaibhidC
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* In an episode of Main/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 Main/Chucklevision ''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.on.
* In the multi-Doctor ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Day of the Doctor", the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors both point their sonic screwdrivers at the time portal to ReverseThePolarity.
-->'''Eleventh''': It's not working.
-->'''Tenth''': We're ''both'' reversing the polarity.
-->'''Eleventh''': Yes, I know!
-->'''Tenth''': There's two of us. I'm reversing it, you're reversing it back. We're ''confusing'' the polarity!
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