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18th Sep '16 7:25:38 PM Andyroid
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* In the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoon "In Search of the Yellow Dellow", Homestar doesn't know what to get Marzipan as a present, and Coach Z has some advice:

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* In the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoon "In Search of the Yellow Dellow", Dello", Homestar doesn't know what to get Marzipan as a present, and Coach Z has some advice:advice that ultimately inspires Homestar's search for the eponymous Yellow Dello:



* The ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "The Hand that Rocks the Mabel" shows the dark side of this trope when Gideon uses Grand Romantic Gestures to pressure Mabel into continuing to go out with him, doing things like training a parrot to squawk out an invitation to a dance, or setting off fireworks that spell out her name.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "The Hand that Rocks the Mabel" shows the dark side of this trope when [[CrazyJealousGuy Gideon Gleeful]] uses Grand Romantic Gestures to pressure Mabel into continuing to go out with him, doing things like training a parrot to squawk out an invitation to a dance, or setting off fireworks that spell out her name.
18th Sep '16 1:38:56 PM nombretomado
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* ArchieComics often shows Archie pulling these off for Veronica, who is hard to please. Some examples: Making a giant Valentine card for her, building a heart out of snow and spelling "Archie Loves Veronica" in coal, buying her jewelry he can't afford...

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* ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics often shows Archie pulling these off for Veronica, who is hard to please. Some examples: Making a giant Valentine card for her, building a heart out of snow and spelling "Archie Loves Veronica" in coal, buying her jewelry he can't afford...
14th Sep '16 6:02:22 PM GnosFoYtinrete
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** In the 2015 Special "The Husbands of River Song" the Doctor not only finally decides to see through his date with River Song on Darillium after centuries of running away from it, but via StableTimeLoop ensures that there's a restaurant overlooking the Singing Towers in the first place. If it's going to be their last night together, it will be as lovely as possible for her.
12th Sep '16 7:59:46 AM lavendermintrose
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* The one in the end of ''[[Anime/ToAruHikushienoTsuioku The Princess and the Pilot]]'' stands out due to the economic FridgeHorror involved. If that really was "more gold than he could spend in a lifetime", and he threw it all into the sea just to show her that she mattered more to him, thereby removing it from the nation's economy, ''during a war''... well. It's a movie.
3rd Sep '16 11:55:53 AM Ea4g
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* Not totally unheard of, but usually saved for special occasions. The most common are proposals, prom-posals, and trying to make up for a truly spectacular blunder. The first two are almost expected and do often work out. The last one works less often and sometimes results in being slapped.
28th Aug '16 4:48:59 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': To celebrate Asuka's 15th birthday, Shinji [[spoiler: composed a string trio concerto and performed it alongside Rei and Kaworu]]. To say she liked it would be a ''massive'' understatement.
9th Aug '16 12:28:11 AM CalSantiago
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* In the ''Dark Souls Misadventures'' 2015 Halloween special, Artorias does this for Ciaran by taking her on a romantic ride on his giant wolf Sif. In the sky. ''While fireworks go off from out of nowhere.'' It mostly works, but when the two are about to go in for the kiss, [[spoiler: Tarkus mistakes them for terrorists and [[MoodWhiplash blows them up with a bazooka.]]]]
19th Jul '16 8:27:44 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Tying in with the {{Website/Cracked}} example above, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' brought us the actions [[MadHatter Jervis Tetch]] used to woo his Alice. Including, but not limited to - brainwashing a pair of thugs to go jump off a bridge to impress her with his bravery when they're about to get mugged; brainwashing the Maitre'd of a restaurant (as well as the ''rest'' of the staff) into getting them a seat and the romantic usuals (violin/flowers/etc.). After she reconciled with her boyfriend the same night, though, he uses brainwashing to break them up again, then does the "extravagant Flower surprise" in her house... which he didn't have a key for. Alice is, understandably, creeped out - but mostly because Jervis had no way of knowing that the two had broken up.

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* Tying in with the {{Website/Cracked}} example above, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' brought us the actions [[MadHatter Jervis Tetch]] used to woo his Alice. Including, but not limited to - brainwashing a pair of thugs to go jump off a bridge to impress her with his bravery when they're about to get mugged; brainwashing the Maitre'd of a restaurant (as well as the ''rest'' of the staff) into getting them a seat and the romantic usuals (violin/flowers/etc.). After she reconciled with her boyfriend the same night, though, he uses brainwashing to break them up again, then does the "extravagant Flower surprise" in her house... which he didn't have a key for. Alice is, understandably, creeped out - but mostly because Jervis had no way of knowing that the two had broken up.
6th Jul '16 7:10:56 PM Doodler
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* In ''A Knight To Remember'', Virago wins Holly's heart by jousting for her in a Renaissance festival. It's an even grander gesture than she intended, as Holly was already in love with her, but was afraid that Virago [[IncompatibleOrientation couldn't return her feelings]].
30th May '16 6:59:41 AM DoctorNemesis
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** At the end of ''Film/LicenseToKill'', after seeing Pam flee a party heartbroken after seeing Lupe begin to flirt with him again, he jumps off a balcony into a swimming pool below in order to catch up with her.

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** At the end of ''Film/LicenseToKill'', ''Film/LicenceToKill'', after seeing Pam flee a party heartbroken after seeing Lupe begin to flirt with him again, he jumps off a balcony into a swimming pool below in order to catch up with her.
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