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17th Jul '17 9:38:44 AM HeroGal2347
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' has Uncle Scrooge preparing to marry a horrible GoldDigger who wants to pack the nephews off to boarding school and basically lay claim to the entire family fortune. Of course the boys have their work cut out for them in persuading Uncle Scrooge what's really happening, so they resort to an unconventional strategy. [[spoiler:They get word to Glittering Goldie, Uncle Scrooge's long-ago sweetheart, that he's getting married... and she turns up with a shotgun to run off her competition!]]

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' has Uncle Scrooge preparing to marry a horrible GoldDigger who wants to pack the nephews off to boarding school and basically lay claim to the entire family fortune. Of course the boys have their work cut out for them in persuading Uncle Scrooge what's really happening, so they resort to an unconventional strategy. [[spoiler:They get word to Glittering Goldie, Uncle Scrooge's long-ago sweetheart, that he's getting married... and she turns up with a shotgun to run off her competition!]]
7th Jul '17 8:19:18 PM LadyNorbert
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* A version appeared in Disney's ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'', except that Jasmine's father was announcing who ''she'' was marrying. And he was hypnotized.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' has "Guess Who's Renting Our Spare Room", with the paranoid and crazy government agent setting up shop to spy on Hogarth while the mother is rather oblivious.
** Her obliviousness can be justified by her very demanding work schedule, which she has to keep up to care for Hogarth and herself. The agent even brings this up at one point, telling Hogarth that his mother is under a lot of strain as a single mother and that it would be not hard to make it look like she was too neglectful to keep custody of him.

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* ''ThreeMenAndALittleLady'' but with useful adults (the three men) who are the ones who foil the antagonists plan.

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* ''ThreeMenAndALittleLady'' ''[[Film/ThreeMenAndABaby Three Men and a Little Lady]]'' but with useful adults (the three men) who are the ones who foil the antagonists antagonist's plan.



* A variation where it is the siblings, not the parents, who hold the {{idiot ball}} with regard to an intended husband can be found in the backstory of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''

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* A variation where it is the siblings, not the parents, who hold the {{idiot ball}} with regard to an intended husband can be found in the backstory of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''
''Literature/ABrothersPrice.''



** She also went on a date with {{Dracula}}. Which apparently went well enough for him to be invited back to her place.

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** She also went on a date with {{Dracula}}. Which It apparently went well enough for him to be invited back to her place.



* A version appeared in Disney's ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'', except that Jasmine's father was announcing who ''she'' was marrying. And he was hypnotized.



* The main character's grandfather, Puma Loco in ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' announces his plans to marry the main villain in one episode. Since they're both villainous, it was for their own nefarious intentions, but they eventually fell in love. Manny took a while to accept it and by the time he did, he accidentally forced them apart.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' has "Guess Who's Renting Our Spare Room", with the paranoid and crazy government agent setting up shop to spy on Hogarth while the mother is rather oblivious.
** Her obliviousness can be justified by her very demanding work schedule, which she has to keep up to care for Hogarth and herself. The agent even brings this up at one point, telling Hogarth that his mother is under a lot of strain as a single mother and that it would be not hard to make it look like she was too neglectful to keep custody of him.
* Done in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding]]" with Twilight's reaction to her brother's engagement, though it's only after she's been around the bride for a bit that she suspects her of being evil - she remembered Cadence from her foalhood and immediately approved (though still resenting that Shining Armor hadn't told her before sending the invitations out). It then turns out that [[spoiler: Cadence has been replaced by a changeling imposter called Queen Chrysalis, as part of a plan to invade Canterlot.]]

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* The main character's grandfather, Puma Loco Loco, in ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' announces his plans to marry the main villain in one episode. Since they're both villainous, it was for their own nefarious intentions, but they eventually fell in love. Manny took a while to accept it and by the time he did, he accidentally forced them apart.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' has "Guess Who's Renting Our Spare Room", with the paranoid and crazy government agent setting up shop to spy on Hogarth while the mother is rather oblivious.
** Her obliviousness can be justified by her very demanding work schedule, which she has to keep up to care for Hogarth and herself. The agent even brings this up at one point, telling Hogarth that his mother is under a lot of strain as a single mother and that it would be not hard to make it look like she was too neglectful to keep custody of him.
* Done in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding]]" with Twilight's reaction to her brother's engagement, though it's only after she's been around the bride for a bit that she suspects her of being evil - she remembered Cadence from her foalhood and immediately approved (though still resenting that Shining Armor hadn't told her before sending the invitations out). It then turns out that [[spoiler: Cadence has been replaced by a changeling imposter impostor called Queen Chrysalis, as part of a plan to invade Canterlot.]]


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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' has Uncle Scrooge preparing to marry a horrible GoldDigger who wants to pack the nephews off to boarding school and basically lay claim to the entire family fortune. Of course the boys have their work cut out for them in persuading Uncle Scrooge what's really happening, so they resort to an unconventional strategy. [[spoiler:They get word to Glittering Goldie, Uncle Scrooge's long-ago sweetheart, that he's getting married... and she turns up with a shotgun to run off her competition!]]
7th Jun '17 8:32:49 PM jormis29
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* Vince Vaughn is the wicked stepfather in ''DomesticDisturbance'' (2001).

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* Vince Vaughn is the wicked stepfather in ''DomesticDisturbance'' ''Film/DomesticDisturbance'' (2001).
5th May '17 3:20:29 PM N1KF
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Enemy-In-Law" has Plankton dating Mr. Krabs' mother. Mr. Krabs of course thinks this is another plan to steal the krabby patty formula (which his mother knows) only for Plankton to reveal that he had no idea that she knew the formula. But when Plankton asks Mrs. Krabs to marry him, she refuses, [[spoiler: because she's already dating Plankton's giant robot.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Enemy-In-Law" has Plankton dating Mr. Krabs' mother. Mr. Krabs of course thinks this is another plan to steal the krabby patty Krabby Patty secret formula (which his mother knows) only for Plankton to reveal that he had no idea that she knew the formula. But when Plankton asks Mrs. Krabs to marry him, she refuses, [[spoiler: because she's already dating Plankton's giant robot.]]
13th Sep '16 5:06:34 PM Phys101
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* In Film/{{Stepmonster}}, Dad's going to marry the eponymous monster (in disguise as a pretty woman). [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} at the very end, when [[BigDamnHeroes Dad himself appears]] with the monster's WeaksauceWeakness (that the children discovered during their OnlySaneMan time) and deals with the monster.]]
5th May '16 1:49:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/AkumaDeSourou'' (and the Taiwanese LiveActionAdaptation ''DevilBesideYou'') the announcement that the heroine's mother is going to marry again isn't that traumatic... until some days later when the mother reveals that her fiancé is her daughter's school director, and that his son (a boy with whom the heroine has had [[SlapSlapKiss some nasty clashes]] recently) is coming to dinner right now.

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* In ''Manga/AkumaDeSourou'' (and the Taiwanese LiveActionAdaptation ''DevilBesideYou'') ''Series/DevilBesideYou'') the announcement that the heroine's mother is going to marry again isn't that traumatic... until some days later when the mother reveals that her fiancé is her daughter's school director, and that his son (a boy with whom the heroine has had [[SlapSlapKiss some nasty clashes]] recently) is coming to dinner right now.
26th Feb '16 2:26:05 AM Menshevik
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** [[ComicBook/DoctorOctopus Doc Ock]] was actually marrying May because she was the heir to a private nuclear reactor. He didn't even realize that Spider-Man was her nephew until after he unmasked in ''Civil War''. [[ContinuityNod Brilliantly]], he then went into a rant about how stupid he was not to figure it out and how he should have kept up the marriage facade for far longer.
** An early continuity nod had Aunt May, shortly after learning Peter's secret identity, witness a fight between Spidey and Ock, and ''finally'' realise who Octavius was.
** It is however implied that he actually likes her.

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** [[ComicBook/DoctorOctopus Doc Ock]] was actually marrying May because she was the heir to a private nuclear reactor. He didn't even realize that Spider-Man was her nephew until after he unmasked in ''Civil War''. [[ContinuityNod Brilliantly]], he then went into a rant about how stupid he was not to figure it out and how he should have kept up the marriage facade for far longer.
longer. It is however implied that he actually likes her.
** An early continuity nod had Aunt May, shortly after learning Peter's secret identity, witness a fight between Spidey and Ock, and ''finally'' realise who Octavius was.
was. However, this was a RetCon imposed by the RuleOfFunny; in the Silver-Age stories Aunt May, despite her CloudCuckooLander tendencies, was quite aware who Otto was. One could say it was a case of the StockholmSyndrome at work as she first developed feelings for him when he charmed the socks off her while holding her and Betty Brant hostage. She found his polished manners much better than those of "that awful Spider-Man".
** It is however implied that he actually likes her.For added BrainBleach fodder, Dan Slott had Peter Parker exchange bodies with Doctor Octopus and forced him to relive Otto engaging in a bit of pre-marital sex in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #699.
16th Feb '16 10:22:35 PM LadyNorbert
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** [[spoiler:Subverted: it turns out that rather Mr. Woodcock being the bad guy he's just kind of a JerkAss, while the son is actually an asshole who has a unforgiving grudge on his teacher. Who after realizing this he forgives his teacher for 'molding him into what he is today']]

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** [[spoiler:Subverted: it turns out that that, rather than Mr. Woodcock being the bad guy guy, he's just kind of a JerkAss, while the son is actually an asshole who has a unforgiving grudge on toward his teacher. Who after After realizing this this, he forgives his teacher for 'molding him into what he is today']]



* Happened in ''Film/{{Nanny McPhee}}'': The great-aunt was willing to cough up money only if the dad married, and as the dad was almost broke, he was desperate... but he didn't quite catch the level of hate between his children and his fiancee. All the more because the kids are ridiculously ill-behaved, and so didn't quite catch the deliberately malicious undertones to their antics.
** In a bit of a subversion, the father didn't like his fiance at all either. The only reason he was marrying her was that the alternative was the family going broke and his children being sent to work houses, or who knows where in the case of the younger ones. [[spoiler:Subverted even more at the end, when he marries Evangeline, who he and the children both love.]]
* In ''Film/{{Disturbia}}'', the protagonist's mother steps into the kitchen with the next-door neighbor... who the protagonist suspects is a serial killer. [[spoiler:He is..]].

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* Happened in ''Film/{{Nanny McPhee}}'': The great-aunt was willing to cough up money only if the dad married, and as the dad was almost broke, he was desperate... but he didn't quite catch the level of hate between his children and his fiancee. All the more because the kids are ridiculously ill-behaved, and so he didn't quite catch the deliberately malicious undertones to their antics.
** In a bit of a subversion, the father didn't like his fiance fiancee at all either. The only reason he was marrying her was that the alternative was the family going broke and his children being sent to work houses, or who knows where in the case of the younger ones. [[spoiler:Subverted even more at the end, when he marries Evangeline, who whom he and the children both love.]]
* In ''Film/{{Disturbia}}'', the protagonist's mother steps into the kitchen with the next-door neighbor... who whom the protagonist suspects is a serial killer. [[spoiler:He is..]].is.]]



* ''[[Film/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family Values]]''. Uncle Fester is preparing to marry a seemingly sweet woman named Debbie Jellinsky, who is actually a BlackWidow, a killer who marries rich men then kills them for their money. Only Wednesday and Pugsley are wise to her true intentions, and Debbie deals with them by sending them away to summer camp.

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* ''[[Film/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family Values]]''. Uncle Fester is preparing to marry a seemingly sweet woman named Debbie Jellinsky, who is actually a BlackWidow, a killer who marries rich men men, then kills them for their money. Only Wednesday and Pugsley are wise to her true intentions, and Debbie deals with them by sending them away to summer camp.



* ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' has Captain Von Trapp bring Baroness Schraeder to his home to meet his children with every intention of asking her to marry him. The Baroness isn't actually all that bad, but the trope holds true from the kids' point of view since she very clearly is only interested in marrying the Captain and his money, not his seven children, who she'd just as soon pack off to boarding school. Her few interactions with the kids are highly awkward, and not surprisingly, they prefer Maria.

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* ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' has Captain Von Trapp bring Baroness Schraeder to his home to meet his children with every intention of asking her to marry him. The Baroness isn't actually all that bad, but the trope holds true from the kids' point of view since she very clearly is only interested in marrying the Captain and his money, not his seven children, who whom she'd just as soon pack off to boarding school. Her few interactions with the kids are highly awkward, and not surprisingly, they prefer Maria.



* A variation is done in ''[[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents The Bad Beginning]]''. [[spoiler:In this case, when Olaf says "Guess who I'm marrying", it's a lot more {{squick}}-y for Violet.]]
* A variation where it is the siblings, not the parents, who hold the idiot ball with regard to an intended husband can be found in the backstory of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''

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* A variation is done in ''[[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents: The Bad Beginning]]''.Beginning''. [[spoiler:In this case, when Olaf says "Guess who I'm marrying", it's a lot more {{squick}}-y for Violet.]]
* A variation where it is the siblings, not the parents, who hold the idiot ball {{idiot ball}} with regard to an intended husband can be found in the backstory of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':



* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock''
** A non-parental example that's more like, Guess Whom I'm Dating, had Virgil feel a bit like this when he found out his sister was dating a member of his RoguesGallery: [[AntiVillain Rubber Band Man]]. Subverted in that she knew very well who she was seeing and they really did care about each other. Of course, the lasting power of the relationship implies that marriage will result sooner or later. It does help that [[HeelFaceTurn Rubber Band Man is one of the few Bang Babies to give up his criminal ways.]] He and Static even team up a few times.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock''
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** A non-parental example that's more like, like Guess Whom I'm Dating, Dating had Virgil feel a bit like this when he found out his sister was dating a member of his RoguesGallery: [[AntiVillain Rubber Band Man]]. Subverted in that she knew very well who she was seeing and they really did care about each other. Of course, the lasting power of the relationship implies that marriage will result sooner or later. It does help that [[HeelFaceTurn Rubber Band Man is one of the few Bang Babies to give up his criminal ways.]] He and Static even team up a few times.
25th Dec '15 5:45:53 PM nombretomado
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* A SilverAge ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' plot of yore [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1119:with-this-ring-i-thee-web&catid=29:confounding-comic-covers-index&Itemid=32#content centered on the nuptials of the widow May Parker and one Dr. Otto Octavius.]]

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* A SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' plot of yore [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1119:with-this-ring-i-thee-web&catid=29:confounding-comic-covers-index&Itemid=32#content centered on the nuptials of the widow May Parker and one Dr. Otto Octavius.]]
18th Sep '15 9:51:27 PM nombretomado
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** [[DoctorOctopus Doc Ock]] was actually marrying May because she was the heir to a private nuclear reactor. He didn't even realize that Spider-Man was her nephew until after he unmasked in ''Civil War''. [[ContinuityNod Brilliantly]], he then went into a rant about how stupid he was not to figure it out and how he should have kept up the marriage facade for far longer.

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** [[DoctorOctopus [[ComicBook/DoctorOctopus Doc Ock]] was actually marrying May because she was the heir to a private nuclear reactor. He didn't even realize that Spider-Man was her nephew until after he unmasked in ''Civil War''. [[ContinuityNod Brilliantly]], he then went into a rant about how stupid he was not to figure it out and how he should have kept up the marriage facade for far longer.
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