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->''"Oh, I see. The old geranium to the cranium."''
-->-- '''Sassy''', ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney''

A character is taking a nice stroll, when suddenly a flowerpot falls out of a high window or {{Hammerspace}} and crashes onto their head.

This is a ZanyCartoon trope used as a less extreme version of AnvilOnHead. Compare PianoDrop.
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!!Examples:

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* In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', a couple of bullies at Ouran Academy try to drop two flower pots on Kasanoda, but Mori knocks Kasanoda out of the way and hits the second pot to the side in mid-air.
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* Parodied in ''KungFuHustle'', where the character doesn't get up after a pot is dropped on him from a top level apartment, and still played for laughs. When bad stuff starts happening, the recipient gathers the scattered dust around his head to hide.
* In ''[[Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney Homeward Bound II: Lost In San Francisco]]'', Sassy knocks a flower pot off of a shelf on top of one of the mean stray dogs.
* ''Film/TheAvengers1998''. At the beginning of the film. Steed is almost hit by a flowerpot that drops down from a window above him.
* In ''TheWrongBox'', Masterman Finsbury tries, unsuccessfully, to kill his brother Joseph, and finally screams for him to leave. As Joseph leaves, Masterman hurls a couple of flowerpots at him - finding himself with an armful of flowers, Joseph calls out "It's no use apologizing!"

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* ''MonicasGang'': Monica once accidentally dropped one from an apartment window and hurried down. She couldn't use the stairs because they were being washed back then so she had to wait for an elevator. Despite this, she [[spoiler:managed to arrive on time to be hit]].
* In ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "The Reporter Smurf", a Smurf reading the village newspaper wonders if he's a Taurus when the horoscope of the day for Taurus reads "beware of falling objects", and soon enough he gets bonked in the head by a flower pot, with his fellow Smurf confirming that he's a Taurus.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Dandelion in ''TheWitcher'' saga was flower-bombed by his current mistress breaking with him, after she threw all his possessions out of the window.

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* In ''DreamHigh'', Baekhee drops a flower pot from the top of the school building, hoping to hurt Hyemi. She hits Samdong instead and he is rushed to the hospital for a serious head injury.
* Oscar relates that this happened to him in the ''TrueJacksonVP'' episode ''The Prototype''.

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* In "Pray For You" by Jaron & The Long Road To Love, the narrator goes to church and takes away the lesson that instead of hating, you should pray for people. In addition to other misfortunes he wishes on the person he's mad at, he prays a flowerpot will fall from a windowsill and hit them in the head.

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* ''{{Garfield}}'' has used this a few times.

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* The homebrew [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/printthread.php?t=122824 Falling Anvil]] discipline for Dungeons and Dragons (versions 3.X) includes this in varying degrees, starting with flowerpots, and ranging upwards through anvils, safes, and finally Viking longboats. Of course, it also includes a wide variety of other toon-like attacks and defenses.

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* One of the hazards faced in the ''Crazy Climber'' arcade game.
* There is a Video Game named "Crackpots" where your goal is to drop flower pots to hit the climbing invertebrate.
* A common danger in the ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' game, oddly capable of a OneHitKill when Eddie comes close.
* Occasional hazard in the NES game ''Urban Champion''.
* The ''VideoGame/MentalSeries'' has a plant pot in one of the rooms. [[spoiler: Walter must drop it on a nurse's head to move on]].

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* Every ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode involving "Pinkie Sense" has used this:
** In ''Feeling Pinkie Keen'', when the already horribly-injured Twilight Sparkle is assuring Spike that something is not going to fall, a flowerpot then crashes on her head. [[AnvilOnHead Then an anvil.]] [[SerialEscalation Then a hay wagon]]. ''[[PianoDrop Then a grand piano]]''. They all turned out to have fallen out from a delivery truck that [[TheDitz Derpy Hooves]] was working at. This being [[IronButtMonkey Twilight]], she's fine a few scenes later.
** In ''The Mysterious Mare Do Well'', during TheReveal that [[spoiler:Mare Do Well is some of the Mane 6 teaching Rainbow Dash a lesson]], Pinkie Pie says she [[spoiler: rescued the construction workers]] with her Pinkie Sense. She then detects a falling flowerpot with it, and dashes away to avoid it.
** In ''It's About Time'', when Twilight asks the gypsy Pinkie Pie if she can use her Pinkie Sense to detect what will happen in the future, Pinkie explains that it's only for immediate emergencies. Cue flowerpot to Twilight's head.
-->'''Pinkie:''' Like that. (pause) [[LampshadeHanging Where did that even come from?]]
* On the Creator/TexAvery short "BadLuckBlackie", a flowerpot is the first thing that falls on the bulldog's head. Larger and more unlikely objects soon follow.
* In the DonaldDuck cartoon "Donald's Dilemma", a flowerpot falling on Don's head gives him IdentityAmnesia and a handsome voice, making him think he's a great singer. Daisy brings him back to normal by dropping another pot on his head.
* On ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' this happens to poor Michelangelo.
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