The Unfortunate Event

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Also known as The Unhappy Event.

When reviewing the film Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, in order not to provide a spoiler into one of the major plot points of the film, it was referred to as The Unfortunate Event. This was because the week before, while "nurdling" (ie filling in some time before a race from Newmarket), Simon had massively revealed the end of the book, resulting in much listener anguish (though Simon insisted that there would not be a single person seeing the film who did not already know what was going to happen).

Henceforth, other similar situations where a major character dies unexpectedly have been referred to as this.

Having been suitably chastised, when it came to reviewing Harry On Camping, the Good Doctors continued to try to avoid giving away the precise nature of the Unfortunate Event as they described the set-up to the story. This was then gloriously undermined when the clip was played, in which Harry, Hermione and Ron discuss what Dumbledore had left them in his will - thus revealing that the great wizarding headmaster is now very dead.

Oh well.