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* This ''seriously'' happened in a ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' comic book, soon after Dr. Kafka was fired as head of the Ravencroft Institute after her mistake allowed the Chameleon to escape. Despite government claims that Doc Sampson would take over, her first replacement was a guy who caused a bigger disaster ''on the first day''. He actually thought that the abundance of high-tech security used to keep Carnage restrained was wasteful and unnecessary, and despite panicked warnings from veteran guards, he ordered the extra security removed. As soon as he turned even ''one'' of the devices off, Carnage broke free. (What happened to the guy after that wasn't revealed, but it is ''very'' unlikely that he survived.)


* ''Film/TheParentTrap''. The original Hayley Mills one. The girls (with the assistance of Hickey and Verbina) have recreated the restaurant from their parent's first date. Everything is quite homemade and primitive, but it's touching, nonetheless.
** Averted in the remake, where apparently they try to one up the first movie by recreating the photograph from their wedding as closely as possible, down to a decorative life-buoy. It's mentioned that one of their grandparents paid for most of this.

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* ''Film/TheParentTrap''. The original Hayley Mills one. ''Film/{{The Parent Trap|1961}}''. The girls (with the assistance of Hickey and Verbina) have recreated recreate the restaurant from their parent's first date.date as part of an attempt to get their parents back together. Everything is quite homemade and primitive, but it's touching, nonetheless.
** Averted in [[Film/TheParentTrap1998 the remake, remake]], where apparently they try to one up the first movie by recreating the photograph from their wedding as closely as possible, down to a decorative life-buoy. It's mentioned that one of their grandparents paid for most of this.


Whether intentionally or accidentally something has been destroyed, or else it never arrived via delivery or whatever. Our hero feels the need to replace it, but budgetary and/or time constraints have forced him to make a few cutbacks. Like, actually having it be what it's supposed to. It is not uncommon for it to be a ShoddyKnockoffProduct.

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Whether intentionally or accidentally something has been destroyed, or else it never arrived via delivery or whatever. Our hero feels the need to replace it, but budgetary and/or time constraints have forced him them to make a few cutbacks. Like, actually having it be what it's supposed to. It is not uncommon for it to be a ShoddyKnockoffProduct.

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*** To be fair to them both, it is strongly implied that Chandler just couldn't think of anything to make for Monica, whereas Monica apparently ''forgot'' about their plans to make gifts in the first place.


* Oddly enough, it's actually successful in one episode of ''NorthernExposure''.

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* Oddly enough, it's actually successful in one episode of ''NorthernExposure''.''Series/NorthernExposure''.


* In ''Film/MeetTheParents'', Gaylord Focker accidentally sets the cat of his parents-in-law out of the house and the cat escapes. He then fakes 'finding' the lost cat by getting a similar looking cat at a shelter, then spraypainting its tail to completely the resemblance. Not only is he found out when a neighbor finds the real one, but the fake cat pees on the bride's wedding dress.

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* In ''Film/MeetTheParents'', Gaylord Focker accidentally sets the cat of his parents-in-law out of the house and the cat escapes. He then fakes 'finding' the lost cat by getting a similar looking cat at a shelter, then spraypainting its tail to completely the resemblance. Not only is he found out when a neighbor finds the real one, but the fake cat pees on the bride's wedding dress.


This is a sister trope to BrokenTreasure.

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This is a sister trope to BrokenTreasure.
BrokenTreasure. See DeadPetSketch if the replacement involves an animal.


** Even more prevalent is the fact that [[spoiler: Death]] is acting as the [[spoiler: missing]] Santa. It is constantly emphasized that he can only copy, not create or understand the underlying concepts of life and living, he only understands that Santa must be. While going about these duties, he has to be warned not to greet any more children with "Cower, brief mortals."

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** Even more prevalent is the fact that [[spoiler: Death]] is acting as the [[spoiler: missing]] Santa. It is constantly emphasized that he can only copy, not create or understand the underlying concepts of life and living, he only understands that Santa must be. While going about these duties, he has to be warned not to greet any more children with "Cower, brief mortals."" Further demonstrated at the end [[spoiler:when he turns out to have bought that rocking horse]] and evidently plans to give it to the extremely aged Albert.



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** The band itself. ''Harold'' may not be Well Intentioned but the band members certainly are. They're ''terrible'', but the parents love the music anyway.


** When Ned Flanders house is destroyed, the people of Springfield get together to rebuild his house. Only it sucks and Ned goes bonkers. Apu stands outside one room (one of the few human-sized doors in the house) and announces "This is the room with electricity, but there is too much electricity. So I don't know, you might want to wear a hat". Both his and Ned's hair reacts as you would imagine.

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** When Ned Flanders Flanders' house is destroyed, the people of Springfield get together to rebuild his house. Only it sucks and Ned goes bonkers. Apu stands outside one room (one of the few human-sized doors in the house) and announces "This is the room with electricity, but there is too much electricity. So I don't know, you might want to wear a hat". Both his and Ned's hair reacts as you would imagine.


* In ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', the wife finds out that the husband had proposed using a cubic zirconium ring, (there was some extended story about how the original diamond had been lost and the guy had replace it with zirconium), so she went out and bought a diamond to replace. Only to discover that the man had purchased a replacement real diamond to secretly replace his original knockoff replacement. (Since he really felt guilty about the knockoff- it just took him a few years of saving his beer money to buy the real thing). Of course the new diamond wasn't nearly as expensive as the old diamond which the wife had discarded.

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* In ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', the wife Debra finds out that the husband Ray had proposed using a cubic zirconium ring, (there was some extended story about how the original diamond had been lost and the guy had replace it with zirconium), so she went out and bought a diamond to replace. Only to discover that the man Ray had purchased a replacement real diamond to secretly replace his original knockoff replacement. (Since he really felt guilty about the knockoff- it just took him a few years of saving his beer money to buy the real thing). Of course the new diamond wasn't nearly as expensive as the old diamond which the wife Debra had discarded.


---> '''Peterman''': Well, I think what's ''going'' to happen to you is punishment enough. Dismissed.

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---> '''Peterman''': Well, I think what's ''going'' to happen to you is [[ThePunishmentIsTheCrime punishment enough.enough]]. Dismissed.


* In ''Series/BlackadderTheThird'', Baldrick accidentally burns Dr. Johnson's dictionary and Blackadder tries to recreate it in one night. In the end, it turns out [[spoiler:the dictionary was fine, what Baldrick burned was in fact Blackadder's autobiography (written under a pseudonym) which took ten years to write and which Johnson loved, saying it would make both of them millionaires.]]

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* In ''Series/BlackadderTheThird'', ''Series/{{Blackadder}} The Third'', Baldrick accidentally burns Dr. Johnson's dictionary and Blackadder tries to recreate it in one night. In the end, it turns out [[spoiler:the dictionary was fine, what Baldrick burned was in fact Blackadder's autobiography (written under a pseudonym) which took ten years to write and which Johnson loved, saying it would make both of them millionaires.]]


* When the PowerpuffGirls decide to create a fourth sister, this trope fully comes into play. The creation of the Rowdyruff Boys is sort of an inversion of this, isn't it?

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* When the PowerpuffGirls WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls decide to create a fourth sister, this trope fully comes into play. The creation of the Rowdyruff Boys is sort of an inversion of this, isn't it?


* One episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' has Ross accidentally breaking a Brown Bird's (read Girl Scout) leg. She really wants to win the trip to Space Camp, but even with some last-minute purchases of cookies Ross can't win. The guys outfit Joey and Chandler's place as "Sara Tuttle's Special Space Camp!"

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* One episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' has ''Series/{{Friends}}''
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Ross accidentally breaking breaks a Brown Bird's (read Girl Scout) leg. She really wants to win the trip to Space Camp, but even with some last-minute purchases of cookies Ross can't win. The guys outfit Joey and Chandler's place as "Sara Tuttle's Special Space Camp!"



** When Ned Flanders house is destroyed, the people of Springfield get together to rebuild his house. Only it sucks and Ned goes bonkers.
** Apu stands outside one room (one of the few human-sized doors in the house) and announces "This is the room with electricity, but there is too much electricity. So I don't know, you might want to wear a hat". Both his and Ned's hair reacts as you would imagine.

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** When Ned Flanders house is destroyed, the people of Springfield get together to rebuild his house. Only it sucks and Ned goes bonkers.
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bonkers. Apu stands outside one room (one of the few human-sized doors in the house) and announces "This is the room with electricity, but there is too much electricity. So I don't know, you might want to wear a hat". Both his and Ned's hair reacts as you would imagine.

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