Largo: "I knew it! You are our enemy from 'Endgames!'"
Miho: "Don't be ridiculous, Largo. What are the chances of that being true? You'd be more likely to get hired by the brother of your girlfriend's ex, whose daughter happens to have a crush on your best friend."
MegaTokyo Cliff Notes
Marty: That's right, Doc. November 12, 1955.
Doc: Unbelievable, that old Biff could have chosen that particular date. It could mean that that point in time inherently contains some sort of cosmic significance. Almost as if it were the junction point for the entire space-time continuum! On the other hand, it could just be an amazing coincidence.
—Back to the Future Part II
"Every story gets to have a really big coincidence and here's ours..."
— Narrator, George of the Jungle
"Think of the odds... Once I tried to calculate them but they're astronomical. I mean think of the odds of me, going in, sitting down, that night, in that bar, next to that man."
— Walter, Breaking Bad, lampshading the absurdity of a particular event in the series.
What could I do? The feelings of Sophia were at that time so exquisite, and the tenderness she felt for Augustus so poignant that I had not power to start any other topic, justly fearing that it might in some unforseen manner again awaken all her sensibility by directing her thoughts to her Husband. Yet to be silent would be cruel; she had intreated me to talk.
From this Dilemma I was most fortunately releived by an accident truly apropos; it was the lucky overturning of a Gentleman's Phaeton, on the road which ran murmuring behind us. It was a most fortunate accident as it diverted the attention of Sophia from the melancholy reflections which she had been before indulging.
"Watch Brad Pitt survive an un-survivable apocalypse thanks to a constant stream of lifesaving coincidences like: never hitting traffic in the middle of mass hysteria; finding an RV with the keys and a loaded gun inside; this friendly mugger showing him where to find medicine; this friendly Mexican family taking him in, no questions asked; these fast zombies who slow down as soon as they are about to catch him; this small child headshotting a zombie on top of him; this plane dropping a ladder down to save him at takeoff; this Israeli soldier killing a zombie about to eat him; surviving this car crash; surviving this plane crash; surviving a spike through his stomach; and shooting up with a randomly picked virus that happens to be curable while also serving as zombie camouflage."
"Events have the mark of bad storytelling in that they rely almost entirely on coincidence and behavior that would take considerable solvent-sniffing to seem rational.''