I'm sure I've seen this employed as a comedic device in various films/cartoons. An inept character goes through a sequence of actions over a short timespan, each of which is the worst possible at that point, and seemingly by accident. And yet, the timing and accuracy are such that a highly skilled person would be hard pressed to have enacted the same course if they had tried on purpose.
"Yes, after stepping on the loose marble and knocking into each vase, you managed to flail in precisely the right way as to send a spoonful of mustard directly into your boss' eye, and then fall backwards onto the one spot in the room occupied by the wedding cake. And how were you to know, as you cast about for something to grip to help yourself up, that the curtain would come undone and fall into the fire and become tangled in your jacket buttons such that, as you attempted to flee the conflagration, you brought it into contact with all (and only) the most flammable objects in the hall? It was a simple case of _______"