A twist on the well known scenario made popular in the early 90s by a home security system commercial in which an elderly woman falls and is unable to get up. The new television series, Hoarders, gives a whole new meaning to this ubiquitous expression. In honor of the popular series, one may say "I've fallen and I can't get up' when one is swallowed up by garbage and are unable to remove oneself from the overwhelming mass of debris that overwhelms one's home. Can also be found when one has a burning desire to pay tribute to one's pet with shrines of pet hair displayed throughout one's home.
T-dawg: bc she got like swallowed by garbage and she couldnt get up
Me: omg that gives a whole new meaning to 'i've fallen and i can''t get up!'