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If you're looking for the trope that [[Administrivia/TropeTransplant used to have this name]], it's now OffscreenMomentOfAwesome.

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If you're looking for the trope that [[Administrivia/TropeTransplant used to have this name]], it's now OffscreenMomentOfAwesome.
OffscreenMomentOfAwesome. Since this title refers to a [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece dated meme]] from the early 2010s, it's unlikely to be used much anymore.


* [[https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/61/fiasco This radio segment]] is about a production of ''Theatre/PeterPan'' that becomes an utter fiasco in which the flying apparatus smacks the actors into the furniture, and Captain Hook's hook flies off his arm and hits an old woman in the stomach. By the end of the evening, firemen have arrived and all the normal boundaries between audience and actors have completely dissolved.

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* [[https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/61/fiasco This radio segment]] from ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'' is about a production of ''Theatre/PeterPan'' that becomes an utter fiasco in which the flying apparatus smacks the actors into the furniture, and Captain Hook's hook flies off his arm and hits an old woman in the stomach. By the end of the evening, firemen have arrived and all the normal boundaries between audience and actors have completely dissolved.dissolved, with many in the audience hoping the performance gets even worse as it wouldn't be as fun otherwise.


* At the climax of season two in ''[[Podcast/AcquisitionsIncorporated Penny Arcade's D&D Podcast]]'', Binwin and Jim are down and the party is barely alive. Omin, as a final resort, try to use an encounter power. [[CriticalMiss And proceeds to roll an one.]] With some divine intervention from Aeofel he gains a re-roll and try to attack again. And the rolls another one.

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* At the climax of season two in ''[[Podcast/AcquisitionsIncorporated Penny Arcade's D&D Podcast]]'', ''Podcast/AcquisitionsIncorporated'', Binwin and Jim are down and the party is barely alive. Omin, as a final resort, try tries to use an encounter power. [[CriticalMiss [[CriticalFailure And proceeds to roll an a one.]] With some divine intervention from Aeofel he gains a re-roll and try to attack again. And the rolls another one.


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* ''Music/KidsPraise'': The eighth album is a typical 90s baseball story, except that the kids' first game has them lose to their rivals by over 40 points without scoring a single run themselves.
* Music/{{Nickelback}}'s "Get 'Em Up", a single from ''No Fixed Address'', is about a BankRobbery that is foiled before it begins because the would-be robbers [[StupidCrooks forget that banks close on Sunday]]. They're quickly caught by the police.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic:
** In "Genius In France", he claims to have gotten a negative number on his [=SATs=].
** His ''I Lost On Jeopardy'' also counts as two other contestants mop the floor with him on the show. Al doesn't even get a copy of the home game.
* Creator/{{Danny Kaye}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmCOYS_9bIM Dodgers song]] is from the the [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Los Angeles Dodgers']] perspective, but the bottom of the ninth inning is EpicFail from the San Francisco Giants' perspective. The Dodgers are up to bat and the Giants lead 4-0. Two consecutive fielding errors land Maury Wills and then Jim Gilliam on base. Jimmy Davis gets a single, as does Tommy Davis (bringing Wills home). Then a third fielding error with implied major confusion turns Big Frank Howard's apparent sacrifice bunt into another four runs, and the Dodgers win it 5-4.
* ''Music/NinjaSexParty'': In the song "[[https://youtu.be/a5abgDBQHPk Dragon Slayer]]", Danny Sexbang is chatting up a girl at a party and trying to get her to go out with him by telling ridiculous tales about himself, such as claiming that he slew a dragon. In the end, the girl decides to go home with everyone ''except'' Dan.
-->'''Danny:''' Oh, I see you've chosen the football player... and the scientist... and apparently the weightlifter as well... and the ''dragon''... and Ninja Brian... [[spoiler:and the ''Manticore?'' He wasn't even in this song!]]
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* At the climax of season two in ''[[Podcast/AcquisitionsIncorporated Penny Arcade's D&D Podcast]]'', Binwin and Jim are down and the party is barely alive. Omin, as a final resort, try to use an encounter power. [[CriticalMiss And proceeds to roll an one.]] With some divine intervention from Aeofel he gains a re-roll and try to attack again. And the rolls another one.
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* CBS Sports' weekday radio broadcast ''The D.A. Show'', hosted by Damon Amendolara (9 AM - 12 Noon ET), always ends with the "Epic Fail," spotlightling the worst call-in of the morning.
* In ''Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry'' after General Assistance Department's ends up with surplus of 75 pence, Sir Gregory demands that it must be lost or else there will be budget cuts. An attempt at getting rid of it ends up [[spoiler:with the surplus of 800 000 000 pounds.]]
* ''Radio/TheNavyLark'' gives us [[BeyondTheImpossible an example of epically failing trying to fail]]. Captain Povey was stuck with his mother-in-law for the weekend, when he desperately wanted to go out with the rest of the unit to a pub. So he "arranges" for Sub-Lieutenant [[CaptainCrash Phillips]] to take HMS Troutbridge out for a run, with the confidence that Phillips will inevitably crash the ship, giving Povey the excuse he needs to escape. For once, Phillips can't hit anything, even with the rest of the crew trying to help by sabotaging the steering. He ends up circling another destroyer 42 times flawlessly. Then, Povey's mother-in-law gets laid up with the flu, and he is free to go. [[EpicFail THEN, and only then, does Phillips manage to crash the ship]].
* [[https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/61/fiasco This radio segment]] is about a production of ''Theatre/PeterPan'' that becomes an utter fiasco in which the flying apparatus smacks the actors into the furniture, and Captain Hook's hook flies off his arm and hits an old woman in the stomach. By the end of the evening, firemen have arrived and all the normal boundaries between audience and actors have completely dissolved.
* ''Radio/BleakExpectations:'' At the beginning of series 3, Pip Bin is abducted and tortured for a prolonged period by Mr. Benevolent, and his loved ones make no real effort to save him (Harry Biscuit does try to invent a means of saving him, but suffers "a touch of the old inventor's block"). Pip is utterly incredulous when he learns that Benevolent has in fact been torturing him inside Bin's very own home, in a room his sister had been using day-in, day-out the entire time. And, as Harry admits, they could ''hear him'' screaming for help.
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* ''Roleplay/MSFHighForum'':
** In the roleplay, there was once a round of combat where eight people, of the same level, were fighting each other...and no one hit ANYONE.
** There was also a round of combat that took three to four days to roll, where nobody hit anybody, with eight combatants? This qualifies.
* During the battle royale in RolePlay/YuGiOhEastAcademy, Marcus screws up his entire strategy ''twice'' by misreading his own cards.
* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' has many such events, the first notable one being the reapers. A massive army of them gets summoned, what happens? The godmodder mind controls them into changing sides. It isn't the worst offender either.
** It turns into this for the godmodder later on, and everyone gets a slice of the action with the Glitch.
** The Virus in game 2. Seems like a great idea, it gives the AGs a fair boost... and then gains self awareness. And decides it wants to kill everything.
** And then there's ninjatwist's Blood Pact charge, also from the second game. It would allow the godmodder a heal of 1 HP for dealing 150,000 damage to his own side and giving the player in question a permanent +1 bonus to his charges. This was done after [[TooDumbToLive the Game Master told him it wouldn't work and during Act Four, where the godmodder was invincible to attacks and capable of summoning and attacking that in one turn]]. It says something when the Game Master not only instantly gave a player a fourth action to kill him, but ''allowed everyone else to do so'', marking the first time in the ''entire series'' a player was directly attackable outside of summoning themself.
* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?183080-Journeys-on-the-TARDIS-3-It-Really-Is-Bigger-on-the-Inside-(Game-Thread) this sadly truncated Doctor Who-themed Mafia game]], the Weeping Angels come off ''very'' badly. How badly? The only player to die was ''their most powerful player''. Their attempt to kill one player got busted because said player turned out to be ''the Doctor''. Attempts to get in close with said player (who they didn't know was the Doctor) to bust open a potential good guy network killed the aforementioned most powerful player. Ouch.
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->''ARGH''! Don't you hate it when that happens!?

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Can overlap with OnlyOneFindsItFun for when someone tries to please a whole group of people but only pleases one of them.


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[[caption-width-right:350:Because sometimes there's just no excuse.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Because sometimes there's just no excuse.[[/note]]]]]]


[[caption-width-right:350:H-how did you even ''manage'' that?[[note]][[http://blossomsnet.blogspot.com/2004/07/car-crashes-into-roof-of-marlborough.html Not pictured]]: the sheer hill with the parking area. Or the 70-year old driver who confused the gas with the brake.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:H-how did you even ''manage'' that?[[note]][[http://blossomsnet.blogspot.com/2004/07/car-crashes-into-roof-of-marlborough.html Not pictured]]: the sheer hill with the parking area. Or the 70-year old driver who confused the gas with the brake.[[caption-width-right:350:Because sometimes there's just no excuse.[[/note]]]]


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Compare CriticalFailure (a game mechanic meant to represent the normal ever-present danger in any action), FromBadToWorse, ForWantOfANail. This trope is the norm for StupidCrooks. If the Fail is so Epic that ''reality itself'' breaks trying to process it, then you've managed to make a RealityBreakingParadox. Contrast FlawlessVictory.

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Compare CriticalFailure (a game mechanic meant to represent the normal ever-present danger in any action), FromBadToWorse, ForWantOfANail. This trope is the norm for StupidCrooks. StupidCrooks, and a hallmark of the DisastrousDemonstration. If the Fail is so Epic that ''reality itself'' breaks trying to process it, then you've managed to make a RealityBreakingParadox. Contrast FlawlessVictory.

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** ''EpicFail/MasterChef''

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