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Playing With: Car Meets House
Basic Trope: A car drives into a house
  • Straight: Charles drives into Alice and Bob's living room one night.
  • Exaggerated:
    • See page image.
    • Charles drives into Alice and Bob's second-story bedroom somehow.
  • Downplayed: Charles accidentally dents the side of Alice and Bob's house, causing only minor damage.
  • Justified:
    • Charles Drives Like Crazy
    • Charles is drunk
    • Charles is an inexperienced driver
    • Charles is a senior citizen that happens to be, well, not as good a driver as he used to be.
    • Charles is distracted (by a cell phone, bickering kids in the backseat, or whatever the case may be.)
  • Inverted: A moving house plows into a stationary car
  • Subverted: Charles swerves to miss Alice and Bob's house...
  • Double Subverted: ...but plows into their toolshed, unattached garage, swimming pool, etc., instead.
  • Parodied:
    • Charles just keeps driving through the house as though nothing happened, and drives through the whole neighborhood...literally.
    • Charles crashes through the bathroom where Alice is in the tub.
  • Zig Zagged: Charles misses the house, then hits the toolshed, then misses the unattached garage, then drives into the swimming pool, then somehow drives out of the swimming pool, misses the flowers, then drives into the fence.
  • Averted: Charles does not drive through Alice and Bob's house.
  • Enforced: Rule of Funny.
  • Lampshaded:
    • "Thank goodness we were wearing our seatbelts!"
    • "My insurance should cover this...sorry to bother you!"
  • Invoked:
    • Charles gets rip-roaringly drunk at Carl's Bad Tavern, and gets behind the wheel as he proceeds to go home.
    • Charles intentionally crashed his car into Alice and Bob's house, for whatever reason.
  • Exploited: Alice, Bob, and Charles are trying to commit Insurance fraud. The plan is for Charles to 'accidentally' drive into Alice and Bobs house.
  • Defied: Charles makes a good faith effort to drive safely, sanely, and soberly. Which means not plowing into anything, be it a house or another car or a tree.
  • Discussed: "Did he just drive into their house?!"
  • Conversed: "Yup. And I'm amazed no one was hurt!"
  • Deconstructed: This could cause serious injury or even death and usually requires expensive and time-consuming repairs.
  • Reconstructed: Some way, somehow, no one is hurt or killed, and the repairs are covered by Alice and Bob's homeowner's insurance and by Charles' car insurance and finished quickly.
  • Played for Laughs: Someone makes a remark similar to that under "Lampshaded" at the end. (And of course, no one is hurt, and the property damage is repaired quickly.)
  • Played for Drama: Someone is actually injured or killed.

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