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* ''Series/MrShow'' brings you the "Bad News Breakers", where two adorable twin girls are brought in to tell people terrible news.

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* ''Series/MrShow'' brings you the "Bad "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI7CIWJ5PJc Bad News Breakers", Breakers]]", where two adorable twin girls are brought in to tell people terrible news.


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* ''Series/TheMarvelousMrsMaisel'': In "We're Going to the Catskills!" Paulie approaches Midge and Rose as the Weissmans are finishing settling into their summer cottage, saying he has an exciting proposition for Midge regarding the Steiner swimsuit pageant that Midge has participated in every year, which is that she be the sash girl. Despite him sounding cheerful when initially pitching it, Midge is not thrilled because it basically means she's being demoted on account of her separation from Joel.
-->'''Midge:''' But the sash girl doesn't compete. She just hands the sash to the winner.
-->'''Paulie:''' That's right.
-->'''Midge:''' But what if I win? I hand the sash to myself?
-->'''Rose:''' The photograph will look ridiculous.
-->'''Paulie:''' Look, you've competed as a teen, as an ingenue, and in the Mrs. Steiner Pageant these past four years, but this year, we're hard-pressed to make the argument that you are any of those things. Not after the recent change in your situation.
-->'''Midge:''' But I'm technically still married.
-->'''Paulie:''' Yes, but the Mrs. Steiner Swimsuit Pageant winner is always accompanied by her husband. And having him there with you? ''[grimaces]'' It might cast a pall.
-->'''Midge:''' I see.
-->'''Paulie:''' But of course we want you there, and that's why we'd like you to enjoy the honor of handing the sash to this year's winner.
-->'''Midge:''' But what about the weird old lady who always hands out the sash?
-->'''Paulie:''' That would be my grandmother.
-->'''Midge:''' Sorry. Won't she be disappointed?
-->'''Paulie:''' She passed.
-->'''Midge:''' [[GallowsHumor So I guess she won't mind...]]
-->'''Paulie:''' I appreciate your understanding.


** "Law and Oracle" revealed that Farnsworth was doing this in a well-intentioned effort to make Fry feel good about his pointless job. Whether it actually worked is questionable, [[CloudCuckoolander but this is Fry we're talking about]].

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** "Law and Oracle" revealed that Farnsworth was got in the habit of doing this in a well-intentioned effort to make Fry feel good about his pointless job. Whether it actually worked is questionable, [[CloudCuckoolander but this is Fry we're talking about]].

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** "Law and Oracle" revealed that Farnsworth was doing this in a well-intentioned effort to make Fry feel good about his pointless job. Whether it actually worked is questionable, [[CloudCuckoolander but this is Fry we're talking about]].

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* ''ComicStrip/Blondie'' got into an accident that totaled the family car. She breaks the news to Dagwood by informing him that the car's Airbags are in working order.

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* ''Film/TheSistersBrothers'': The brothers stop in the town of Mayfield, an {{Egopolis}} named for its beloved mayor, who pretty much put the town on the map. While there, [[spoiler:they discover that said mayor is really a crime boss after the same target as them, and are forced to kill her and her henchmen in self-defense]]. After this happens, Eli tries to break the news to the townsfolk gently, but Charlie goes for a different approach: [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Good news, everyone]]! [[BlackComedy You can finally change the name of your fucking town]]!


* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had the episode "Banking on Marcy", in which Marcy D'Arcy had a [[PerformanceAnxiety fear of public speaking]], ordering some subliminal tapes to help her with that fear. Unfortunately, her order got swapped with some decidedly sexual tapes, which meant that, as she's delivering her address about how poorly the bank is doing, she nears (and reaches) orgasm, complete with [[SmokingHotSex a cigarette that appears from nowhere afterward]]. She subsequently got more speaking gigs for this exact trope, as everybody was so focused on ''how'' she delivered the bad news that they didn't care about the bad news itself.

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had the episode "Banking on Marcy", in which Marcy D'Arcy had a [[PerformanceAnxiety fear of public speaking]], ordering some subliminal tapes speaking]]. So she decides to help start thinking of sex while speaking to distract her with that fear. Unfortunately, from her order got swapped with some decidedly sexual tapes, which meant that, as she's nervousness. This results in her delivering her an address about how poorly the bank is doing, during which she nears (and reaches) orgasm, complete with [[SmokingHotSex a cigarette that appears from nowhere afterward]]. She subsequently got more speaking gigs for this exact trope, as everybody was so focused on ''how'' she delivered the bad news that they didn't care about the bad news itself.


* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had the episode "Banking on Marcy", in which Marcy D'Arcy had a [[PerformanceAnxiety fear of public speaking), ordering some subliminal tapes to help her with that fear. Unfortunately, her order got swapped with some decidedly sexual tapes, which meant that, as she's delivering her address about how poorly the bank is doing, she nears (and reaches) orgasm, complete with [[SmokingHotSex a cigarette that appears from nowhere afterward]]. She subsequently got more speaking gigs for this exact trope, as everybody was so focused on ''how'' she delivered the bad news that they didn't care about the bad news itself.

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had the episode "Banking on Marcy", in which Marcy D'Arcy had a [[PerformanceAnxiety fear of public speaking), speaking]], ordering some subliminal tapes to help her with that fear. fear. Unfortunately, her order got swapped with some decidedly sexual tapes, which meant that, as she's delivering her address about how poorly the bank is doing, she nears (and reaches) orgasm, complete with [[SmokingHotSex a cigarette that appears from nowhere afterward]]. afterward]]. She subsequently got more speaking gigs for this exact trope, as everybody was so focused on ''how'' she delivered the bad news that they didn't care about the bad news itself.

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had the episode "Banking on Marcy", in which Marcy D'Arcy had a [[PerformanceAnxiety fear of public speaking), ordering some subliminal tapes to help her with that fear. Unfortunately, her order got swapped with some decidedly sexual tapes, which meant that, as she's delivering her address about how poorly the bank is doing, she nears (and reaches) orgasm, complete with [[SmokingHotSex a cigarette that appears from nowhere afterward]]. She subsequently got more speaking gigs for this exact trope, as everybody was so focused on ''how'' she delivered the bad news that they didn't care about the bad news itself.


** Rowan Atkinson incorporated this concept into his stage comedy act with the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94o-D2_k5ew&list=SL#t=2m10s Bearers of Good News, Bad News, Bad News That The Messenger ''Thought'' Would Be Good News But Didn't Read In Advance And Consequently Got Quite A Shock, Indifferent News (gestures languidly at the message) and Really ''Really'' Bad News (never seen, just throws the message in from offstage).]]

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** Rowan Atkinson incorporated this concept into his stage comedy act with the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94o-D2_k5ew&list=SL#t=2m10s com/watch?v=94o-D2_k5ew&list=SL#t=2m10shis stage comedy act]] with the Bearers of Good News, Bad News, Bad News That The Messenger ''Thought'' Would Be Good News But Didn't Read In Advance And Consequently Got Quite A Shock, Indifferent News (gestures languidly at the message) and Really ''Really'' Bad News (never seen, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere just throws the message in from offstage).]]offstage]]).


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--> '''Russ Cargill:''' Your government has realized that sealing you under this dome was a terrible mistake. Therefore, we are commencing with Operation Soaring Eagle.
--> ''[crowd cheers]''
--> '''Russ Cargill:''' ... which involves killing you all.
* From ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': [[Literature/TheUglyBarnacle Once, there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly that everyone died! The end.]]"

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--> '''Russ Cargill:''' Your government has realized that sealing you under this dome was a terrible mistake. Therefore, we are commencing with Operation Soaring Eagle.
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Eagle.\\
''[crowd cheers]''
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cheers]''\\
'''Russ Cargill:''' ... which involves killing you all.
* From ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': [[Literature/TheUglyBarnacle [[JustForFun/TheUglyBarnacle Once, there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly that everyone died! The end.]]"


* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Thanks to the way Tom Baker insisted on reading a line that was likely scripted straight, "Horror of Fang Rock" contains a truly wonderful moment where he announces to everyone stuck in TheSiege that "this lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we might all be ''dead''!!!" in the manner of someone announcing that he's brought along a picnic.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Thanks to the way Tom Baker insisted on reading a line that was likely scripted straight, "Horror of Fang Rock" contains a truly wonderful moment where he announces to everyone stuck in TheSiege that "this lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we might all be ''dead''!!!" in the manner of someone announcing that he's brought along a picnic. Given that the Doctor ''is'' a bit of a NightmareFetishist, this isn't actually OOC at all.
** Another example comes in "[[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol A Christmas Carol]]," when the Doctor cheerfully notes that he'll get excellent readings from his sonic screwdriver when he gets it back from where it's lodged. In the mouth of a shark.


* In the ''Literature/BooksOfSamuel'' in Literature/TheBible, when King David asks a Cushite officer announcing his victory over Absalom whether Absalom is still alive, the Cushite replies that he hopes ''all'' of King David's enemies end up sharing that young fellow's fate. [[HeroicBSOD This does not help David take it well at all.]]

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* In the ''Literature/BooksOfSamuel'' in Literature/TheBible, when King David asks a Cushite officer announcing his victory over his son Absalom whether Absalom is still alive, the Cushite replies that he hopes ''all'' of King David's enemies end up sharing that young fellow's fate. [[HeroicBSOD [[AlasPoorVillain This does not help David David]] [[HeroicBSOD take it well at all.]]

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* In the ''Literature/BooksOfSamuel'' in Literature/TheBible, when King David asks a Cushite officer announcing his victory over Absalom whether Absalom is still alive, the Cushite replies that he hopes ''all'' of King David's enemies end up sharing that young fellow's fate. [[HeroicBSOD This does not help David take it well at all.]]


* From ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': [[Literature/TheUglyBarnacle There once was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly, everyone died! The end.]]"

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* From ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': [[Literature/TheUglyBarnacle There once Once, there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly, ugly that everyone died! The end.]]"

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