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This is when a fully clothed character ends up falling, usually from a great height, and lands in a bathtub in which someone is bathing at the time. The bather is commonly the opposite sex of the person who is clothed, but there are times when they are both the same sex. Most of the times when it is the opposite sex, it ends badly with the bather embarrassed or angry at the clothed person.

This trope also applies to clothed characters that are teleported into someone's bathtub.

May overlap with Naked First Impression.


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  • An advert for a British home insurance company from the late 1990s featured someone relating the tale of losing his footing while doing something or other in the attic and plunging through the bathroom ceiling to land in the tub... which was occupied by his elderly mother. Fortunately, it turns out he's explaining all this to a call centre employee at his insurance provider, and the repairs to the plaster are covered.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Reversed in Ah! My Goddess when Skuld comes out of Keiichi's bath while he's in it. Her portal is water, you see.
  • In Dirty Pair: Project Eden, Carson D. Carson falls though a vent into Yuri's bubble bath. She gets mad at him and does a kick that launches him into Kei's tub.
  • In the episode of Doctor Slump titled "Gatchan You're Great", Obotchaman falls in Tsuntsunodanoteiyugo's bath.
  • A running gag in Doraemon is that Shizuka never gets a bath without Nobita, Doraemon, Gian or Suneo accidentally entering with the Everywhere Door or other gadgets.
  • In the third episode of Idol Project Mimu falls in Corvette Hiyards Awkwardly-Placed Bathtub.
  • Kyo Kara Maoh! features this surprisingly often—or not surprising, once you remember Yuuri travels between Earth and the Demon Kingdom via water and baths are a good way to find it. He appears in his own bathtub at home, and bath houses in the Demon Kingdom populated by others.
  • In the first episode of My-Otome 0~S.ifr~, Sifr pulls Lena into her bathtub while she is clothed. This results in Lena getting naked and joining her.
  • Played for Drama in One Piece. Luffy drops into Hancock's bath, but he isn't flustered about it at all. Hancock is not ashamed of her nudity in the slightest either, but she does try to kill Luffy because he saw a shameful mark that was branded upon her back. Drama or not, it was still some nice, non-gratuitous Fanservice.
  • In the Hot Springs Episode of Outlaw Star, Gene ends up landing in the hot springs where Suzuka and Melfina were bathing in. At first, both girls have a Naked Freak-Out and clutch Modesty Towels to them while Suzuka grabs her sword, but Gene just apologizes and starts to leave and it looks like the incident might actually end peacefully... but then he decides to tempt fate and tries to sneak a peek and is promptly smacked by Suzuka's sheathed sword.
  • Please Teacher! has a variation. Due to Marie's malfunctioning, Mizuho and Kei get accidentally teleported to his house's bathroom, landing together in the tub right when Kei's aunt and uncle are about to enter. Hilarity Ensues when Mizuho starts screaming and smothering Kei against her chest, making the scene even more awkward.
  • Weaponized several times in Ranma ½, in order to force a Jusenkyō-cursed character to assume their true form (usually Pantyhose Taro, one of the few who would be flying high enough for this to happen.)
  • Pictured: From the first episode of Soul Eater, Soul ends up landing in Blair's bubble bath when he jumped through the window of her house. Luckily, his face landed between her breasts.
  • To Love Ru. This is how Lala and Rito meet, with her teleporting into his bathtub. Hilarity ensues, of course.
  • Thermae Romae has its main character, Lucius Modestus travel through time like this. Commonly when he faces a dilemma, he will soon find himself in 21st century Japan after enveloping himself in water or vapor. Since he is an engineer who specializes in thermae and baths, he frequently wounds up at Japan's equivalents (onsens or private bathrooms) where he studies them before eventually being sent back to whence he was.

    Comic Books 
  • Happen to Dr. Stephen Beckley alias Comet Man when Mr. Fantastic helps him learn about his powers. They concentrate on the ability to teleport, which should allow Stephen to materialize wherever he wants. His first attempt lands him in the shower with She-Hulk.
  • The seventh issue of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic has a bit of a subversion: After being teleported to safety by the Utroms, the Turtles and Splinter find themselves materializing in April's bathtub... however, the bathtub is empty and April isn't even in the bathroom at the time.
  • Storm falls into Psylocke's bubble bath in Uncanny X-Men issue #244.

    Comic Strips 
  • Liberty Meadows:
    • It features a strip were Ralph is shot into Dagwood's bath in the strip below. Frank changes the gag so that Ralph lands in Blondie's bath.
    • There's another, where Ralph is testing a device he invented that makes teleporting possible. He ends up teleporting himself into the shower, while Dean is in there. He does this, incidentally, just as Dean drops the bar of soap he was cleaning himself with.

    Fan Works 
  • Tales of the Canterlot Deportation Agency: In Ben: Played with, with how Jake arrived:
    Jake had been off-duty when one of the experiments had gone wrong and delivered him to Canterlot — and this was the part which had taken an extra three weeks to emerge — nude. In his bathtub. Which had been filled with lightly-scented bubbles at the time, and also Jake. None of this had made a particularly positive impression on the pony he'd arrived in front of. A rather surprised and somewhat angry pony named Princess Celestia

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    Films — Live-Action 
  • Happens to Dr. Kilmore in Carry On Doctor. At the end of a Trauma Conga Line that transforms him into an Accidental Pervert, he crashes through a window in the nurses' home but lands in a bath... with a nurse in it, who assumes he is attacking her.
  • The Scorpion King: Mathayus stumbles upon Sorceress Cassandra's bathing chambers, and she rises out the water dramatically clad in nothing but Godiva Hair and a knife ready for a fight. Later, when they both get drained out of her bath, they eventually end up in a Wishing Well in the middle of the city and Cassandra emerges naked out of the water in front of a public audience, much to her humiliation.

    Live-Action TV 
  • 1000 Ways to Die: Inverted pretty... bloodily, when a big tub crashes through an apartment's ceiling and lands on a Dirty Old Man janitor who had made holes in said ceiling to spy on the Bathing Beauty using the tub, crushing him to death.
  • Green Wing had Dr. Statham land in someone's birthing pool, and (as he was in his working gear) try to make it look like he was meant to be there. (Actually, he dived in after Sue White set his arm on fire, but the effect was similar. It's that sort of show.)
  • In the iCarly/VicTORIous'' Crossover episode, Tori's classmate Sinjin is video-surfing on a machine set to the highest level. Just as he is about to break the record, the machine flings him out the window and he lands in the hot-tub occupied by Spencer, Sikowitz, Beck and Jade, lucky for him.
  • Love and Redemption: Xuan Ji accidentally teleports into Si Feng's bathtub.
  • Moon Lovers: After time-travelling Ha-jin ends up in the princes' bath/swimming pool while several of the princes are there.
  • Inverted in Scrubs in the episode "My Changing Ways" at the end of the fourth season, a girl in a bathtub crashes through J.D.'s ceiling. Unfortunately her towel-clad boyfriend falls through the ceiling a moment later and doesn't appreciate J.D. eying his woman.
  • Star Trek: Voyager. Captain Janeway is taking a bubble bath (instead of the usual sonic shower — rank clearly has its privileges) when Q (wearing his trademark Starfleet captain's uniform) materialises in her bath, not to hit on her but to complain about his bratty son.

    Western Animation 
  • Camp Lakebottom: In "Tooth Troll", Sawyer loses control of his golf cart while attempting to pull out Squirt's tooth and crashes into Armand's hot tub, while Armand is in it.
  • Happens twice in Ed, Edd n Eddy. First when they're trying to dig into Kevin's garage to get to the jawbreakers inside only to end up in his bathtub. He pulls the plug and they go down the drain. It happens again when they try to dig under the Kanker's trailer to find Eddy's brother's treasure. They end up in May's bathtub.
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: In "Puddle Jumping", Mandy teleports into Irwin's bathtub, much to his delight.
  • Mickey Mouse: In "New Shoes", Mickey, in Goofy's body, gets flung out of his house and into Clarabelle Cow's bathtub next door.
  • The Time Squad episode "Ludwig van Bonecrusher" had Otto, Tuddrussel, and Larry transporting into the tub of a German man who screams, "Ah, mein Gott!" before the trio run out of the house.


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Luffy ends up in Hancock's bath.

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