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It's pretty, it's homey, and it has a great view... thanks to the huge, gaping hole in the wall and/or ceiling.

A comedy trope, in which -- whether because of a natural disaster, super heroics, stranger shenanigans, [[ThereWasADoor unnecessarily dynamic entry]], [[CarMeetsHouse vehicular mishaps]], etc. -- the characters have their home or place of business partially carved out and exposed, and are forced to live that way for at least a scene or two. Expect some [[CueTheRain bad weather]] to naturally show up at some point.

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It's pretty, it's homey, and it has a great view... thanks to the huge, gaping hole in the wall and/or ceiling.

A comedy trope, in which -- whether which--whether because of a natural disaster, super heroics, stranger shenanigans, [[ThereWasADoor unnecessarily dynamic entry]], [[CarMeetsHouse vehicular mishaps]], etc. -- the etc.--the characters have their home or place of business partially carved out and exposed, and are forced to live that way for at least a scene or two. Expect some [[CueTheRain bad weather]] to naturally show up at some point.


* Happens so often in WebOriginal/NostalgiaCritic episodes several characters reference the ceiling getting more and more holes from people constantly busting in/out of the studio through it.

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* Happens so often in WebOriginal/NostalgiaCritic WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic episodes several characters reference the ceiling getting more and more holes from people constantly busting in/out of the studio through it.


* Happens so often in [[WebOriginal/NostalgiaCritic]] episodes several characters reference the ceiling getting more and more holes from people constantly busting in/out of the studio through it.

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* Happens so often in [[WebOriginal/NostalgiaCritic]] WebOriginal/NostalgiaCritic episodes several characters reference the ceiling getting more and more holes from people constantly busting in/out of the studio through it.

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* Happens so often in [[WebOriginal/NostalgiaCritic]] episodes several characters reference the ceiling getting more and more holes from people constantly busting in/out of the studio through it.


* In {{Fruits Basket}} Shigure is always complaining how people are always destroying his house whether it's Kagura bursting through a door or Kyo coming through the roof.

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* In {{Fruits Basket}} ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Shigure is always complaining how people are always destroying his house whether it's Kagura bursting through a door or Kyo coming through the roof.


* The Douglas' home in ''GreenAcres'' is in a semi-permanent state of disrepair, thanks to the general incompetence of their contractors, the Monroe brothers. (In their defense, they had only done chicken coops previous to this.) They have to make do with a bedroom closet that doubles as a back door.

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* The Douglas' home in ''GreenAcres'' ''Series/GreenAcres'' is in a semi-permanent state of disrepair, thanks to the general incompetence of their contractors, the Monroe brothers. (In their defense, they had only done chicken coops previous to this.) They have to make do with a bedroom closet that doubles as a back door.


A comedy trope, in which -- whether because of a natural disaster, super heroics, stranger shenanigans, CarMeetsHouse, etc. -- the characters have their home or place of business partially carved out and exposed, and are forced to live that way for at least a scene or two. Expect some [[CueTheRain bad weather]] to naturally show up at some point.

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A comedy trope, in which -- whether because of a natural disaster, super heroics, stranger shenanigans, CarMeetsHouse, [[ThereWasADoor unnecessarily dynamic entry]], [[CarMeetsHouse vehicular mishaps]], etc. -- the characters have their home or place of business partially carved out and exposed, and are forced to live that way for at least a scene or two. Expect some [[CueTheRain bad weather]] to naturally show up at some point.


* A running gag in the ''Film/LethalWeapon'' movies, as Murtaugh's house got partly blown up by an exploding toilet in the first, and in [[LethalWeapon2 the second]], several scenes showcase the resulting renovation.

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* A running gag in the ''Film/LethalWeapon'' movies, as Murtaugh's house got partly blown up by an exploding toilet in the first, and in [[LethalWeapon2 [[Film/LethalWeapon2 the second]], several scenes showcase the resulting renovation.


* This happens all the time to the Tendo home in ''RanmaOneHalf'', usually caused by one of Ranma's martial artist rivals. The worst incident was caused when Rouge, a Chinese woman cursed to transform into an Asura, blew away half the roof with a fireball attack.

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* This happens all the time to the Tendo home in ''RanmaOneHalf'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', usually caused by one of Ranma's martial artist rivals. The worst incident was caused when Rouge, a Chinese woman cursed to transform into an Asura, blew away half the roof with a fireball attack.


* Phineas of ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' tries growing marijuana on the roof of the old building he and his pals live in, hauling a bunch of soil up and installing a self-watering system. The trio go off on a long road trip, and when they get home, they look up and think someone left the lights on, then realize it's the sky - opening the door they see the roof has collapsed into the basement.

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* Phineas of ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' tries growing marijuana on the roof of the old building he and his pals live in, hauling a bunch of soil up and installing a self-watering system. The trio go off on a long road trip, and when they get home, they look up and think someone left the lights on, then realize it's the sky - opening the door they see the roof has collapsed into the basement.


* ThePowerpuffGirls hardly ever leave a building besides their own house by a door or even a window. Lampshaded in the first regular series episode.

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* ThePowerpuffGirls WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls hardly ever leave a building besides their own house by a door or even a window. Lampshaded in the first regular series episode.


* One episode of ''GilmoreGirls'' has Lorelai's house being renovated by Luke's brother in law, who's so comedically enthusiastic (and incompetent) that as soon as Luke agrees to let him be their contractor he runs over to her place and makes a hole in her bedroom wall on the second story. Lorelai wanders in a state of shock to Luke's Diner to ask him for help and coherence. They get it fixed it in a jiffy, though.

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* One episode of ''GilmoreGirls'' ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' has Lorelai's house being renovated by Luke's brother in law, who's so comedically enthusiastic (and incompetent) that as soon as Luke agrees to let him be their contractor he runs over to her place and makes a hole in her bedroom wall on the second story. Lorelai wanders in a state of shock to Luke's Diner to ask him for help and coherence. They get it fixed it in a jiffy, though.



* ''TheMuppetShow'' episode with Gladys Knight has the theatre's leaky roof being serviced, only to have the repair crew insist on "taking it in to the shop". Thus the gang has to deal with all sorts of bad weather climaxing with snow during the closing number.

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* ''TheMuppetShow'' ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' episode with Gladys Knight has the theatre's leaky roof being serviced, only to have the repair crew insist on "taking it in to the shop". Thus the gang has to deal with all sorts of bad weather climaxing with snow during the closing number.


* Mayuko's room in ''[[NieaUnderSeven NieA_7]]'' has a large hole in the roof for a while because of Niea's failed UFO construction experiments.

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* Mayuko's room in ''[[NieaUnderSeven NieA_7]]'' ''Anime/NieaUnder7'' has a large hole in the roof for a while because of Niea's failed UFO construction experiments.


* The last scene in Stephen Spielberg's ''[[NineteenFortyOne 1941]]'' is all about this trope.
* ''{{Hancock}}'' had this after the "lovers' spat".

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* The last scene in Stephen Spielberg's ''[[NineteenFortyOne ''[[Film/NineteenFortyOne 1941]]'' is all about this trope.
* ''{{Hancock}}'' ''Film/{{Hancock}}'' had this after the "lovers' spat".



* In the end of ''MarsAttacks!'', the boxer's family had their apartment building partially destroyed, but otherwise still standing.

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* In the end of ''MarsAttacks!'', ''Film/MarsAttacks'', the boxer's family had their apartment building partially destroyed, but otherwise still standing.



* ''TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' has Bumblebee unfortunately do this while destroying [[ItMakesSenseInContext a small army of Transformer-ized household appliances.]] Even though part of the house is destroyed the Witwickys aren't really worried, due to the government promising to cover any damages to their property because of the Autobots and even think of it as a good start to planned remodeling.

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* ''TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' has Bumblebee unfortunately do this while destroying [[ItMakesSenseInContext a small army of Transformer-ized household appliances.]] Even though part of the house is destroyed the Witwickys aren't really worried, due to the government promising to cover any damages to their property because of the Autobots and even think of it as a good start to planned remodeling.


* ''TheMuppetShow'' Gladys Knight episode has the theatre's leaky roof being serviced, only to have the repair crew insist on "taking it in to the shop". Thus the gang has to deal with all sorts of bad weather climaxing with snow during the closing number.

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* ''TheMuppetShow'' episode with Gladys Knight episode has the theatre's leaky roof being serviced, only to have the repair crew insist on "taking it in to the shop". Thus the gang has to deal with all sorts of bad weather climaxing with snow during the closing number.

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