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** In a different episode based around a heat wave, Garfield fills a kiddie pool with water, goes to put the hose away, and then jumps in...only for all the water to have completely evaporated in the interim.

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* In the Series/{{Angel}} episode, "The Trial", the entrance into a mystical gauntlet involves jumping off a diving board into an empty swimming pool and take a literal LeapOfFaith.
-->'''Angel:''' Well, [[[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Host]]] said I had to take the plunge.
-->'''Darla:''' Into an empty pool?
-->'''Angel:'''' Sure. 'cause if you had water, you'd get all wet and miss out on all that skull crushing.
-->(...)
-->'''Angel:''' I'm either coming back with a cure - or you're about to see something kinda funny.

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* In "Son of the Wacko World of Sports", after Roderick Rat sabotages his high dive, Buster retaliates by dressing like [[Literature/TheBible Moses]] and [[PartingTheSea parting the water]] in the pool when Roderick is doing his dive, resulting in Roderick eating linoleum.

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* ** In "Son of the Wacko World of Sports", after Roderick Rat sabotages his high dive, Buster retaliates by dressing like [[Literature/TheBible Moses]] and [[PartingTheSea parting the water]] in the pool when Roderick is doing his dive, resulting in Roderick eating linoleum.

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* In "Son of the Wacko World of Sports", after Roderick Rat sabotages his high dive, Buster retaliates by dressing like [[Literature/TheBible Moses]] and [[PartingTheSea parting the water]] in the pool when Roderick is doing his dive, resulting in Roderick eating linoleum.


* In a ''Comicbook/NotBrandEcch'' splash page featuring Marvel's self-parody characters working at a carnival, the Sub-Moron is diving into a teacup, when someone tells him it's empty. "Never mind that, who left in the spoon?"

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* In a ''Comicbook/NotBrandEcch'' ''Comicbook/NotBrandEchh'' splash page featuring Marvel's self-parody characters working at a carnival, the Sub-Moron is diving into a teacup, when someone tells him it's empty. "Never mind that, who left in the spoon?"

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* In a ''Comicbook/NotBrandEcch'' splash page featuring Marvel's self-parody characters working at a carnival, the Sub-Moron is diving into a teacup, when someone tells him it's empty. "Never mind that, who left in the spoon?"


* 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.]]

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