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* Whenever a WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes or Creator/TexAvery short features a pool with a diving board, you can bet this trope will appear in one form or another.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "WesternAnimation/HighDivingHare" WesternAnimation/BugsBunny tricks Yosemite Sam into jumping off a high dive into a barrel of water, except there's no water in the barrel. Bugs dumps a bucket of water after Sam, and Sam tries to get the water to fall faster than he so it'll be there for him to land in. The water lands on the barrel in time... Sam misses the barrel entirely.

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* In the Whenever a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' or Creator/TexAvery short "WesternAnimation/HighDivingHare" features a pool with a diving board, you can bet this trope will appear in one form or another:
** In the short "WesternAnimation/HighDivingHare",
WesternAnimation/BugsBunny tricks Yosemite Sam into jumping off a high dive into a barrel of water, except there's no water in the barrel. Bugs dumps a bucket of water after Sam, and Sam tries to get the water to fall faster than he so it'll be there for him to land in. The water lands on the barrel in time... Sam misses the barrel entirely.



** In "Bear Feat", Pa Bear performs a high diving act for the Mingling Bros. Circus. As he prepares to dive into a pail of water, his son Junyer eats from a box of salted crackers and drinks all the water from the pail. Cue Pa landing in the empty pail and Junyer telling Ma to call for a doctor.



** In the short, "Home Wrecker" from the episode, "[[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight Stuff That Goes Bump in the Night]]", when Buster tricks Montana Max into thinking he's a ghost after Monty drops his summer house on top of him, Monty screams and launches himself in the air, hoping to land in his pool. He does, but not before Buster drains it of its water.
** The short "The Re-Return of the Toxic Revenger" from the episode "Looking Out for the Little Guy" involved Montana Max stealing water from Plucky's pond for his own pool. Plucky makes such a dive when it first happens, and in the end inflicts an epic one on Max (by catapulting him into the stratosphere before draining all the water back).
** In the short "Lifeguard Lunacy" from the episode "[[{{Telethon}} Pledge Week]]", Calamity Coyote is the junior lifeguard and is assigned to keep little children off the high dive. He suddenly sees that Li'l Sneezer has climbed to the top of the high dive (which is revealed to be in space), and is allergic to heights, so naturally, Sneezer [[SneezeOfDoom sneezes and falls off the board]]. [[FromBadToWorse To make matters worse]], Elmyra presses the button that unplugs the drain plug and drains the pool of its water. Calamity saves Sneezer by using an inner tube as a trampoline, but since it is taken away from him, Sneezer lands in the drain.

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** In the short, "Home Wrecker" from the episode, "[[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS1E8StuffThatGoesBumpInTheNight Stuff That Goes Bump in the Night]]", when Buster tricks Montana Max into thinking he's a ghost after Monty drops his summer house on top of him, Monty screams and launches himself in the air, hoping to land in his pool. He does, but not before Buster drains it of its water.
** The short "The Re-Return of the Toxic Revenger" from the episode "Looking "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS1E10LookingOutForTheLittleGuy Looking Out for the Little Guy" Guy]]" involved Montana Max stealing water from Plucky's pond for his own pool. Plucky makes such a dive when it first happens, and in the end inflicts an epic one on Max (by catapulting him into the stratosphere before draining all the water back).
** In the short "Lifeguard Lunacy" from the episode "[[{{Telethon}} "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS2E1PledgeWeek Pledge Week]]", Calamity Coyote is the junior lifeguard and is assigned to keep little children off the high dive. He suddenly sees that Li'l Sneezer has climbed to the top of the high dive (which is revealed to be in space), and is allergic to heights, so naturally, Sneezer [[SneezeOfDoom sneezes and falls off the board]]. [[FromBadToWorse To make matters worse]], Elmyra presses the button that unplugs the drain plug and drains the pool of its water. Calamity saves Sneezer by using an inner tube as a trampoline, but since it is taken away from him, Sneezer lands in the drain.


* ''Literature/{{Clue}}'': Discussed in book #11 (''Death By Candlelight''), chapter 9 ("In the Swim").
-->'''Professor Plum''': "Water ''is'' such a nuisance sometimes. I think someone should invent a waterless swimming pool."
-->'''Mrs. White''': "Given the way that his mind works at times, I think Plum once dived into a waterless pool!"



* In ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Jon shows the World Records representative his vacation slides to make more time, in which he mentions he took a dive in the empty pool of the resort. Then he was ''drowning'' in the empty pool. And then a lifeguard went to save him from the empty pool. ''And then'' the lifeguard realized the pool was empty.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldSpecials'': In ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', ''Garfield in Paradise'', Jon and the pets go to the pool at their motel, only to find there's no water. Then the diving board breaks when Jon's laying on it, causing him to fall into the empty pool.
* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'':
Jon shows the World Records representative his vacation slides to make more time, in which he mentions he took a dive in the empty pool of the resort. Then he was ''drowning'' in the empty pool. And then a lifeguard went to save him from the empty pool. ''And then'' the lifeguard realized the pool was empty.


-->'''Deux Deux:''' Holy frijoles! Didn't you know I was cleaning the pool?

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-->'''Deux Deux:''' Holy frijoles! [[NowYouTellMe Didn't you know I was cleaning the pool?pool?]]


* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "High Diving Hare" WesternAnimation/BugsBunny tricks Yosemite Sam into jumping off a high dive into a barrel of water, except there's no water in the barrel. Bugs dumps a bucket of water after Sam, and Sam tries to get the water to fall faster than he so it'll be there for him to land in. The water lands on the barrel in time... Sam misses the barrel entirely.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "High Diving Hare" "WesternAnimation/HighDivingHare" WesternAnimation/BugsBunny tricks Yosemite Sam into jumping off a high dive into a barrel of water, except there's no water in the barrel. Bugs dumps a bucket of water after Sam, and Sam tries to get the water to fall faster than he so it'll be there for him to land in. The water lands on the barrel in time... Sam misses the barrel entirely.


** The short, "The Re-Return of the Toxic Revenger" from the episode, "Looking Out For the Little Guy", involved Montana Max stealing water from Plucky's pond for his own pool. Plucky makes such a dive when it first happens, and in the end inflicts an epic one on Max (by catapulting him into the stratosphere before draining all the water back).
** In the short, "Lifeguard Lunacy" from the episode, "[[{{Telethon}} Pledge Week]]", Calamity Coyote is the junior lifeguard and is assigned to keep little children off the high dive. He suddenly sees that Li'l Sneezer has climbed to the top of the high dive (which is revealed to be in space), and is allergic to heights, so naturally, Sneezer [[SneezeOfDoom sneezes and falls off the board]]. [[FromBadToWorse To make matters worse]], Elmyra presses the button that unplugs the drain plug and drains the pool of its water. Calamity saves Sneezer by using an inner tube as a trampoline, but since it is taken away from him, he lands in the drain.

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** The short, short "The Re-Return of the Toxic Revenger" from the episode, episode "Looking Out For for the Little Guy", Guy" involved Montana Max stealing water from Plucky's pond for his own pool. Plucky makes such a dive when it first happens, and in the end inflicts an epic one on Max (by catapulting him into the stratosphere before draining all the water back).
** In the short, short "Lifeguard Lunacy" from the episode, episode "[[{{Telethon}} Pledge Week]]", Calamity Coyote is the junior lifeguard and is assigned to keep little children off the high dive. He suddenly sees that Li'l Sneezer has climbed to the top of the high dive (which is revealed to be in space), and is allergic to heights, so naturally, Sneezer [[SneezeOfDoom sneezes and falls off the board]]. [[FromBadToWorse To make matters worse]], Elmyra presses the button that unplugs the drain plug and drains the pool of its water. Calamity saves Sneezer by using an inner tube as a trampoline, but since it is taken away from him, he Sneezer lands in the drain.



* At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' short "The Endless Summer", [=SpongeBob=] dives into a swimming pool that ''was'' full when he dove, but due to the really hot weather [[GreenAesop caused by global warming]], all of the water evaporates before he lands.

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* At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' short "The Endless Summer", [=SpongeBob=] dives into a swimming pool that ''was'' full when he dove, dived, but due to the really hot weather [[GreenAesop caused by global warming]], all of the water evaporates before he lands.lands.
* This happened with WesternAnimation/TheInspector during one of his safety lectures in an early 1970s bumper on ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther Show''.
-->'''Inspector:''' Deux Deux, where is the water?
-->'''Deux Deux:''' Holy frijoles! Didn't you know I was cleaning the pool?


* In the backstory of the HulkHogan film ''Film/MrNanny'', this happened to the BigBad. While fighting Hulk's character, the villain accidentally ran off the roof of a building and landed head-first in the empty pool of the nextdoor hotel. It would have killed him, but his FunnyAfro cushioned the fall. Nonetheless, he needed to have a metal plate put on afterwards.

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* In the backstory of the HulkHogan Wrestling/HulkHogan film ''Film/MrNanny'', this happened to the BigBad. While fighting Hulk's character, the villain accidentally ran off the roof of a building and landed head-first in the empty pool of the nextdoor hotel. It would have killed him, but his FunnyAfro cushioned the fall. Nonetheless, he needed to have a metal plate put on afterwards.


* Happens in the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} "How To Swim", when {{Goofy}} is demonstrating the high dive. He leaves [[ImpactSilhouette a Goofy-shaped hole]] in the floor.

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* Happens in the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} "How To Swim", when {{Goofy}} WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} is demonstrating the high dive. He leaves [[ImpactSilhouette a Goofy-shaped hole]] in the floor.


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUywiOb5eWk This]] anti-drug public service announcement is a rare serious take on the trope.
-->''Before you go and do something you've never done before, you'd just better know...what you're jumping into.''

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUywiOb5eWk com/watch?v=dC4KJ9Nd3EQ This]] anti-drug public service announcement is a rare serious take on the trope.
-->''Before you go and do something you've never done before, you'd just better know...know [[ScareChord ...]] what you're jumping into.''


* There's a story of a boy who practiced diving into a public pool at nighttime. One time as he was about to dive, he noticed he was casting a shadow in the shape of a cross. Feeling a pang of religious conviction, he stopped and began to pray. Moments later, the lights came on... revealing that he'd just barely avoided this trope. ''{{Website/Snopes}}'' has an [[http://www.snopes.com/glurge/highdive.asp article about it here.]]

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* [[{{Glurge}} There's a story of a boy who practiced diving into a public pool at nighttime. One time as he was about to dive, he noticed he was casting a shadow in the shape of a cross. Feeling a pang of religious conviction, he stopped and began to pray. Moments later, the lights came on... revealing that he'd just barely avoided this trope. ]] ''{{Website/Snopes}}'' has an [[http://www.snopes.com/glurge/highdive.asp article about it here.]]


* Happens in the ClassicDisneyShort "How To Swim", when {{Goofy}} is demonstrating the high dive. He leaves [[ImpactSilhouette a Goofy-shaped hole]] in the floor.

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* Happens in the ClassicDisneyShort WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} "How To Swim", when {{Goofy}} is demonstrating the high dive. He leaves [[ImpactSilhouette a Goofy-shaped hole]] in the floor.


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* The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' short "The Re-Return of the Toxic Revenger" from the episode, "Looking Out For the Little Guy", involved Montana Max stealing water from Plucky's pond for his own pool. Plucky makes such a dive when it first happens, and in the end inflicts an epic one on Max (by catapulting him into the stratosphere before draining all the water back).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** In the short, "Home Wrecker" from the episode, "[[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight Stuff That Goes Bump in the Night]]", when Buster tricks Montana Max into thinking he's a ghost after Monty drops his summer house on top of him, Monty screams and launches himself in the air, hoping to land in his pool. He does, but not before Buster drains it of its water.
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The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' short short, "The Re-Return of the Toxic Revenger" from the episode, "Looking Out For the Little Guy", involved Montana Max stealing water from Plucky's pond for his own pool. Plucky makes such a dive when it first happens, and in the end inflicts an epic one on Max (by catapulting him into the stratosphere before draining all the water back).back).
** In the short, "Lifeguard Lunacy" from the episode, "[[{{Telethon}} Pledge Week]]", Calamity Coyote is the junior lifeguard and is assigned to keep little children off the high dive. He suddenly sees that Li'l Sneezer has climbed to the top of the high dive (which is revealed to be in space), and is allergic to heights, so naturally, Sneezer [[SneezeOfDoom sneezes and falls off the board]]. [[FromBadToWorse To make matters worse]], Elmyra presses the button that unplugs the drain plug and drains the pool of its water. Calamity saves Sneezer by using an inner tube as a trampoline, but since it is taken away from him, he lands in the drain.



* In WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends Jon shows the World Records representative his vacation slides to make more time, in which he mentions he took a dive in the empty pool of the resort. Then he was ''drowning'' in the empty pool. And then a lifeguard went to save him from the empty pool. ''And then'' the lifeguard realized the pool was empty.

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* In WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Jon shows the World Records representative his vacation slides to make more time, in which he mentions he took a dive in the empty pool of the resort. Then he was ''drowning'' in the empty pool. And then a lifeguard went to save him from the empty pool. ''And then'' the lifeguard realized the pool was empty.








* Featured in a hilariously done safety message skit in one episode of ''Series/TheElectricCompany''. Jim Boyd (who portrays a swimmer) is about to head in to a swimming pool watched over by Luis Avalos (playing a lifeguard) who tries to run through the pool's safety rules on Jim, who brushes off the former as he already "complied" with most of the rules. Before Luis talks about the last one, Jim dives in, and the typical "crash" sound is heard (the camera stays focused on Luis' location so what happens to Jim is off camera). Then Jim clamors back up, feeling dazed, before Luis points out the final rule meant to prevent the trope from happening.

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* Featured in a hilariously done safety message skit in one episode of ''Series/TheElectricCompany''.''Series/TheElectricCompany1971''. Jim Boyd (who portrays a swimmer) is about to head in to a swimming pool watched over by Luis Avalos (playing a lifeguard) who tries to run through the pool's safety rules on Jim, who brushes off the former as he already "complied" with most of the rules. Before Luis talks about the last one, Jim dives in, and the typical "crash" sound is heard (the camera stays focused on Luis' location so what happens to Jim is off camera). Then Jim clamors back up, feeling dazed, before Luis points out the final rule meant to prevent the trope from happening.



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* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild'': When Yvonne does her swimming pool dives at night, Freddy attacks her by turning the swimming platform into a giant hand to crush her. She jumps off the platform to escape, but the pool morphs into an empty one in mid-jump.


* The main character of ''Massacre at Central High'' tricks one of the bullies to do this by turning off the lights at the school swimming pool. The guy doesn't even bother to check if there's any water, he just goes for it.

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* The main character of ''Massacre at Central High'' ''Film/MassacreAtCentralHigh'' tricks one of the bullies to do this by turning off the lights at the school swimming pool. The guy doesn't even bother to check if there's any water, he just goes for it.


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