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5th Oct '16 11:13:24 AM roxana
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* On Series/MagnumPI Higgins breaks the news of his impending marriage to another women to his Gal Pal Agatha and does it so awkwardly she thinks he's proposing and accepts! Higgins then has the fun of disillusioning her, and later of confessing that he doesn't want to marry the first woman at all and asking Agatha's advice. Somehow their friendship survives.
3rd Oct '16 4:58:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Is It College Yet?'', the SeriesFinale of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', features a subplot where Ms. Barch mistakes Mr. O'Neill's attempts at sympathy regarding her ex-husband as a marriage proposal.

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* ''Is "Is It College Yet?'', Yet?", the SeriesFinale of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', features a subplot where Ms. Barch mistakes Mr. O'Neill's attempts at sympathy regarding her ex-husband as a marriage proposal.
3rd Oct '16 4:27:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': Dexter and Rita become engaged when Rita sees Dexter holding a ring (...actually belonging to Dexter's sister's boyfriend) and assumes it's a proposal. In a twist, Dexter goes along with it.

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': ''Literature/{{Dexter}}'': Dexter and Rita become engaged when Rita sees Dexter holding a ring (...actually belonging to Dexter's sister's boyfriend) and assumes it's a proposal. In a twist, Dexter goes along with it.



* ''Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman'': George and Harold write a fake marriage proposal from Principal Krupp in Ms. Ribble's retirement card. The pair are too flummoxed to protest, and the staff arranges a wedding for them.

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* ''Captain Underpants ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman'': George and Harold write a fake marriage proposal from Principal Krupp in Ms. Ribble's retirement card. The pair are too flummoxed to protest, and the staff arranges a wedding for them.
3rd Oct '16 4:00:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Creator/AbbottAndCostello film ''Ride 'Em Cowboy'', Willoughby (Lou) accidentally shoots an arrow into an Indian maiden's teepee. Tribal custom says this is a proposal of marriage and Lou and Bud spend much of the rest of the film running away from the bride-to-be and her tribe.
* In the ''Film/TheSearchers'', Martin Pawley thinks he's buying a blanket from some Indians. Turns out he's married one of them instead, "Look". Ethan Edwards thinks it's hilarious. He is also rather nicer to the unexpected bride than her "husband", despite the fact that she's a Comanche.


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* In the Creator/AbbottAndCostello film ''Ride 'Em Cowboy'', Willoughby (Lou) accidentally shoots an arrow into an Indian maiden's teepee. Tribal custom says this is a proposal of marriage and Lou and Bud spend much of the rest of the film running away from the bride-to-be and her tribe.
* In the ''Film/TheSearchers'', Martin Pawley thinks he's buying a blanket from some Indians. Turns out he's married one of them instead, "Look". Ethan Edwards thinks it's hilarious. He is also rather nicer to the unexpected bride than her "husband", despite the fact that she's a Comanche.
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30th Sep '16 9:45:46 PM bjkatcher
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* ''Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman'': George and Harold write a fake marriage proposal from Principal Krupp in Ms. Ribble's retirement card. The pair are too flummoxed to protest, and the staff arranges a wedding for them.
23rd Aug '16 9:43:09 PM DEGLIS
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* In the ''Film/TheSearchers'', Martin Pawley thinks he's buying a blanket from some Indians. Turns out he's married one of them instead, "Look". Ethan Edwards thinks it's hilarious. He is also rather nicer to the unexpected bride than her "husband", despite the fact that she's a Comanche.
16th Jul '16 12:13:45 PM Doug86
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* The ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' anime has a {{filler}} episode devoted to this trope, as Kenshin is told by his friends to give his girlfriend Kaoru a ring he found in a fish he caught. Kenshin had never heard of the Western custom of proposing with a ring, but Kaoru had--the poor girl believes this to be an engagement proposal. By the end of the episode, though, all is confessed (and the ring is returned to the original owner, who was this close [[SpurnedIntoSuicide to killing himself]] because he threw it away after a fight with his fiance, but now can give it back to her and she wears it proudly) ...and poor Kaoru is so disappointed that [[ComfortFood she's seen stuffing her face in the Akebeko]] to try cheering herself up. There's still [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming a sweet scene at the end]] where Kenshin makes up with her by bringing her flowers, though.

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* The ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' anime has a {{filler}} episode devoted to this trope, as Kenshin is told by his friends to give his girlfriend Kaoru a ring he found in a fish he caught. Kenshin had never heard of the Western custom of proposing with a ring, but Kaoru had--the poor girl believes this to be an engagement proposal. By the end of the episode, though, all is confessed (and the ring is returned to the original owner, who was this close [[SpurnedIntoSuicide to killing himself]] because he threw it away after a fight with his fiance, but now can give it back to her and she wears it proudly) ...and poor Kaoru is so disappointed that [[ComfortFood she's seen stuffing her face in the Akebeko]] to try cheering herself up. There's still [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments a sweet scene at the end]] where Kenshin makes up with her by bringing her flowers, though.
31st May '16 2:14:15 PM Willbyr
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9264139/1/Urusei-Yatsura-Love-to-Skate Urusei Yatsura: Love to Skate!]]'', the OriginalCharacter who replaces [[UruseiYatsura Ataru]] in that fateful game of tag rhetorically asks if he should propose to Lum... only for the last part of the conversation to be picked up via microphone and overheard by Lum.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9264139/1/Urusei-Yatsura-Love-to-Skate Urusei Yatsura: Love to Skate!]]'', the OriginalCharacter who replaces [[UruseiYatsura [[Manga/UruseiYatsura Ataru]] in that fateful game of tag rhetorically asks if he should propose to Lum... only for the last part of the conversation to be picked up via microphone and overheard by Lum.
21st Apr '16 5:53:06 PM Enlong
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* In ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'', when Yew Geneolgia first meets Magnolia Arch, she's unconscious in the wreckage of her spaceship, and Yew uses a flower from a nearby magnolia tree to wake her up. When Magnolia wakes up, she accepts the flower he used as a gift. It later is revealed that, on the moon (where Magnolia is from), flowers are considered rare and valuable, and offering one as a gift is equivalent to a marriage proposal. As such, Magnolia spends a fair amount of time thinking that Yew had pledged to marry her.
4th Apr '16 9:18:47 PM Eievie
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It can be done in a number of ways: Bob wishes to propose to Jennifer and shows the engagement ring to Alice, who assumes he's actually proposing to Alice, not Jennifer; Joe wishes to propose Alice and Bob finds the ring and shows it to Alice; Bob says something which, taken out of context, could sound very much like a wedding proposal, etc.

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It can be done in a number of ways: Bob wishes to propose to Jennifer Alice and shows the engagement ring to Alice, Carol, who assumes he's actually proposing to Alice, ''her'', not Jennifer; Joe Alice; Evan wishes to propose Alice and Bob finds the ring and shows it to Alice; Bob says something which, taken out of context, could sound very much like a wedding proposal, etc.



* The ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' anime has a {{filler}} episode devoted to this trope, as Kenshin is told by his friends to give his girlfriend Kaoru a ring he found in a fish he caught. Kenshin had never heard of the Western custom of proposing with a ring, but Kaoru had -- the poor girl believes this to be an engagement proposal. By the end of the episode, though, all is confessed (and the ring is returned to the original owner, who was this close [[SpurnedIntoSuicide to killing himself]] because he threw it away after a fight with his fiance, but now can give it back to her and she wears it proudly)... and poor Kaoru is so disappointed that [[ComfortFood she's seen stuffing her face in the Akebeko]] to try cheering herself up. There's still [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming a sweet scene at the end]] where Kenshin makes up with her by bringing her flowers, though.

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* The ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' anime has a {{filler}} episode devoted to this trope, as Kenshin is told by his friends to give his girlfriend Kaoru a ring he found in a fish he caught. Kenshin had never heard of the Western custom of proposing with a ring, but Kaoru had -- the had--the poor girl believes this to be an engagement proposal. By the end of the episode, though, all is confessed (and the ring is returned to the original owner, who was this close [[SpurnedIntoSuicide to killing himself]] because he threw it away after a fight with his fiance, but now can give it back to her and she wears it proudly)... proudly) ...and poor Kaoru is so disappointed that [[ComfortFood she's seen stuffing her face in the Akebeko]] to try cheering herself up. There's still [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming a sweet scene at the end]] where Kenshin makes up with her by bringing her flowers, though.



* In ''Manga/CatsEye'', Hitomi had once slapped an exploding watch on Kamiya's wrist to stop his latest attempt to woo her, only to realize that Mitsuko Asatani had the matchbox with the code to enter to stop the watch from exploding in fifteen minutes. Not wishing to die, Kamiya started running like a possessed, ruined the cover of three of Mitsuko's fellow cops to find her, barged in the cafe where she was, cried out he had searched for her in all of Tokyo, punched away a guy who tried to shoo him away, grabbed the matchbox, entered the code... And suddenly realized Mitsuko was there for her ''[[ArrangedMarriage omiai]]''.[[note]]A Japanese custom in which two potential fiancee are introduced to each other, sometimes with the help of a professional [[TheMatchmaker matchmaker]][[/note]] With the guy he punched out. Before their friends. And Mitsuko's father. Who was praising him for the 'manliness' he just showed. Mitsuko accepted.

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* In ''Manga/CatsEye'', Hitomi had once slapped an exploding watch on Kamiya's wrist to stop his latest attempt to woo her, only to realize that Mitsuko Asatani had the matchbox with the code to enter to stop the watch from exploding in fifteen minutes. Not wishing to die, Kamiya started running like a possessed, ruined the cover of three of Mitsuko's fellow cops to find her, barged in the cafe where she was, cried out he had searched for her in all of Tokyo, punched away a guy who tried to shoo him away, grabbed the matchbox, entered the code... And and suddenly realized Mitsuko was there for her ''[[ArrangedMarriage omiai]]''.[[note]]A Japanese custom in which two potential fiancee are introduced to each other, sometimes with the help of a professional [[TheMatchmaker matchmaker]][[/note]] With the guy he punched out. Before their friends. And Mitsuko's father. Who was praising him for the 'manliness' he just showed. Mitsuko accepted.



* In the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' fanfiction ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4742802/1/Culture-Shock Culture Shock]]'', Megatron beats up Starscream (yet again), then offers the Seeker assistance in standing in an attempt to be condescending...only to learn that in the Seeker's hometown of Vos, such an act is considered an offer for a permanent bond. Starscream accepts the "proposal", and the trine makes it clear that refusing to participate is a bad idea, so he has no choice but to go through with it.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' fanfiction ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4742802/1/Culture-Shock Culture Shock]]'', Megatron beats up Starscream (yet again), then offers the Seeker assistance in standing in an attempt to be condescending... only to learn that in the Seeker's hometown of Vos, such an act is considered an offer for a permanent bond. Starscream accepts the "proposal", and the trine makes it clear that refusing to participate is a bad idea, so he has no choice but to go through with it.



* In the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5273034/1/The_Goddess_and_the_Sky The Goddess and the Sky]], the wish that should have gone to Keiichi goes to Sora instead. While she is initially unable to decide what to wish for, after tasting [[SupremeChef Belldandy's]] cooking, she jokingly wishes that the goddess would marry her...you can guess the rest from there.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9264139/1/Urusei-Yatsura-Love-to-Skate Urusei Yatsura: Love to Skate!]]'', the OriginalCharacter who replaces [[UruseiYatsura Ataru]] in that fateful game of tag rhetorically asks if he should propose to Lum...only for the last part of the conversation to be picked up via microphone and overheard by Lum.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11144592/1/Lum-Sum-Purple Lum Sum Purple]]'', [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Shampoo]] is chosen to be Lum's opponent in the tag game. While she wins, she is angry at having been humiliated twice, and gives Lum the Kiss of Death - unfortunately for Shampoo, the Oni interpret it as the Kiss of Marriage, and declare Lum and Shampoo married.

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* In the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5273034/1/The_Goddess_and_the_Sky The Goddess and the Sky]], the wish that should have gone to Keiichi goes to Sora instead. While she is initially unable to decide what to wish for, after tasting [[SupremeChef Belldandy's]] cooking, she jokingly wishes that the goddess would marry her... you can guess the rest from there.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9264139/1/Urusei-Yatsura-Love-to-Skate Urusei Yatsura: Love to Skate!]]'', the OriginalCharacter who replaces [[UruseiYatsura Ataru]] in that fateful game of tag rhetorically asks if he should propose to Lum... only for the last part of the conversation to be picked up via microphone and overheard by Lum.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11144592/1/Lum-Sum-Purple Lum Sum Purple]]'', [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Shampoo]] is chosen to be Lum's opponent in the tag game. While she wins, she is angry at having been humiliated twice, and gives Lum the Kiss of Death - unfortunately Death--unfortunately for Shampoo, the Oni interpret it as the Kiss of Marriage, and declare Lum and Shampoo married.



* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': Dexter and Rita become engaged when Rita sees Dexter holding a ring (... actually belonging to Dexter's sister's boyfriend) and assumes it's a proposal. In a twist, Dexter goes along with it.

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': Dexter and Rita become engaged when Rita sees Dexter holding a ring (... actually belonging to Dexter's sister's boyfriend) and assumes it's a proposal. In a twist, Dexter goes along with it.



* ''WebComic/UseSwordOnMonster'': Humphrey thought he was just helping a captive stand up, and then Maga nailed him with a [[http://www.useswordonmonster.com/?comic=2013-05-17 magical betrothal-binding]]. (Deliberate on her part, because the binding means she and Humphrey now share each others' pain ... and she's expecting the [=DHSS=] to try torturing information out of her.)

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* ''WebComic/UseSwordOnMonster'': Humphrey thought he was just helping a captive stand up, and then Maga nailed him with a [[http://www.useswordonmonster.com/?comic=2013-05-17 magical betrothal-binding]]. (Deliberate on her part, because the binding means she and Humphrey now share each others' pain ...pain... and she's expecting the [=DHSS=] to try torturing information out of her.)
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