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10th Aug '16 8:50:23 PM nombretomado
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* Jehana to her son Kelson before he leaves for Torenth in ''[[{{Deryni}} King Kelson's Bride]]'': "All apart from Gwynedd's need for an heir, I would have grandchildren to dandle on my knee."

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* Jehana to her son Kelson before he leaves for Torenth in ''[[{{Deryni}} ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} King Kelson's Bride]]'': "All apart from Gwynedd's need for an heir, I would have grandchildren to dandle on my knee."
9th Aug '16 10:37:59 PM Gamermaster
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* Amy suspects that Lindy went a bit further than most aspiring grandmothers would in ''[[Fanfic/MGLNCrisis Red Jewel Diaries]]'' by swapping her birth control with sugar pills.

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Amy suspects that Lindy went a bit further than most aspiring grandmothers would in ''[[Fanfic/MGLNCrisis Red ''Red Jewel Diaries]]'' Diaries'' by swapping her birth control with sugar pills.pills.
** Nanoha's parents indirectly implied this in a letter in ''Through a Mirror, Darkly''. Sure, they already had Vivio to dote on, but they wanted somebody to carry on the family bloodline. And if your wondering why they didn't pester her older brother and sister instead, Kyouya and Shinobu couldn't have kids ([[spoiler: since Shinobu is a vampire]]) and Miyuki didn't have anybody. Nanoha was married to Yuuno (and Fate) and shouldn't have any problems having a kid.
16th Jun '16 6:18:56 PM nombretomado
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* Mnemosyne to Thalia and the rest of the Muses in ''ThaliasMusings''.

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* Mnemosyne to Thalia and the rest of the Muses in ''ThaliasMusings''.''Literature/ThaliasMusings''.
4th Jun '16 9:37:16 PM LadyNorbert
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* Kei's mother in the manga ''Manga/HououGakuenMisoragumi'' is so worried about the possibility that her daughter won't end up giving her grandchildren that she tricked her into going to an All Boys School; while this would be a secret fantasy for most girls, it's a nightmare for Kei due to a number of reasons. First, the Principal has threatened to ''erase her'' if she tries to expose herself as a girl (thus runing the school's reputation); second, she is ''allergic'' to guys which makes her throw up a lot; and lastly, she is a lesbian (it is this fact that the mother is trying to ''cure'').

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* Kei's mother in the manga ''Manga/HououGakuenMisoragumi'' is so worried about the possibility that her daughter won't end up giving her grandchildren that she tricked her into going to an All Boys School; while this would be a secret fantasy for most girls, it's a nightmare for Kei due to a number of reasons. First, the Principal has threatened to ''erase her'' if she tries to expose herself as a girl (thus runing ruining the school's reputation); second, she is ''allergic'' to guys which makes her throw up a lot; and lastly, she is a lesbian (it is this fact that the mother is trying to ''cure'').



* Mentioned in a ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' flashback, when [[spoiler:the Konoha children and tenagers are banned from joining the adults in fighting the Kyuubi on the loose. The one leading the operation is Kurenai's father, who tells the trope almost word by word to not ''just'' his daughter but to the boys he's taking to safety as well.]]

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* Mentioned in a ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' flashback, when [[spoiler:the Konoha children and tenagers teenagers are banned from joining the adults in fighting the Kyuubi on the loose. The one leading the operation is Kurenai's father, who tells the trope almost word by word to not ''just'' his daughter but to the boys he's taking to safety as well.]]



* Even Franchise/WonderWoman gets this from her mother, Queen Hippolyta, when she introduces new love interest Tom Tresser. Is no-one safe? Granted, this was during a time when Diana and Hippolyta were the only two Amazons left which strongly influenced how they were thinking. And of course, Hippolyta was so desperate for a daughter that she moved the gods into miraculously creating Diana. She just really seems to like kids. She's not alone either: one Amazon lead the others into revolt mostly out of envy that Hippolyta got to be a mother and she didn't.

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* Even Franchise/WonderWoman gets this from her mother, Queen Hippolyta, when she introduces new love interest Tom Tresser. Is no-one no one safe? Granted, this was during a time when Diana and Hippolyta were the only two Amazons left which strongly influenced how they were thinking. And of course, Hippolyta was so desperate for a daughter that she moved the gods into miraculously creating Diana. She just really seems to like kids. She's not alone either: one Amazon lead led the others into revolt mostly out of envy that Hippolyta got to be a mother and she didn't.



* ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'': Lilith, progenator of humanity. Simply being in her presence compels humans (of opposite gender) to think of one thing and one thing only. '''''[[MemeticMutation Babies.]]'''''

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* ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'': Lilith, progenator progenitor of humanity. Simply being in her presence compels humans (of opposite gender) to think of one thing and one thing only. '''''[[MemeticMutation Babies.]]'''''



* In ''FanFic/TheVow'', Lord Chang of the Shēnghuó Province is determined to have his only child Lianne married off so that she would grant him [[HeirClubForMen a grandson who'd continue the legacy he has built for his family]] to the point of obsession. While he complies with his wife's refusal to put Lianne into an ArrangedMarriage, he foists numerous suitors on her. After she humiliates one of the more dislikable suitors and [[CallingTheOldManOut calls her father off of it]], he sends her to Gongmen City to be courted by [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen]], thus starting the plot. [[spoiler:When 30 later Lianne becomes expectant with Shen's child, the gravely ill Chang is [[SoProudOfYou happy enough for her]] to care anymore about the child's gender or the fact that the father is the peacock he hates passionately and allows himself to die contently after giving blessings for his daughter and grandchild.]]

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* In ''FanFic/TheVow'', Lord Chang of the Shēnghuó Province is determined to have his only child Lianne married off so that she would grant him [[HeirClubForMen a grandson who'd continue the legacy he has built for his family]] to the point of obsession. While he complies with his wife's refusal to put Lianne into an ArrangedMarriage, he foists numerous suitors on her. After she humiliates one of the more dislikable unlikable suitors and [[CallingTheOldManOut calls her father off of it]], he sends her to Gongmen City to be courted by [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen]], thus starting the plot. [[spoiler:When 30 later Lianne becomes expectant with Shen's child, the gravely ill Chang is [[SoProudOfYou happy enough for her]] to care anymore about the child's gender or the fact that the father is the peacock he hates passionately and allows himself to die contently after giving blessings for his daughter and grandchild.]]



* On top of uniting their kingdoms, both King Stefan and King Hubert from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' have expressed this as another reason for arranging for their children to be married. Hubert a bit more so, but Stefan quickly warms to the idea.

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* On top of uniting their kingdoms, both King Stefan and King Hubert from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' have expressed this as another reason for arranging for their children to be married. Hubert a bit is the more so, enthusiastic at first, but Stefan quickly warms to the idea.



* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' Queen Elder explicitly tells the protagonists that her family's numbers are reduced, and she wants grandchildren. Justified in that she is one of the Queens, and there need to be heirs of the throne. She doesn't pester her daugthers about this, though - they know what is expected of them.

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', Queen Elder explicitly tells the protagonists that her family's numbers are reduced, and she wants grandchildren. Justified in that she is one of the Queens, and there need to be heirs of the throne. She doesn't pester her daugthers daughters about this, though - they know what is expected of them.



* In ''Literature/AgathaHAndTheClockworkPrincess'', one Jager is a nuisance to his great-great-grandson owing to his wanting great-great-great-grandchildren. It is noted that many Jagers have hobbies trying to reconnect with the humanity they left behind him, and preoccupation with his family is his, and has nearly wiped out his descendents.

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* In ''Literature/AgathaHAndTheClockworkPrincess'', one Jager is a nuisance to his great-great-grandson owing to his wanting great-great-great-grandchildren. It is noted that many Jagers have hobbies trying to reconnect with the humanity they left behind him, and preoccupation with his family is his, and has nearly wiped out his descendents.descendants.



* Both Ross and Emily's parents in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' seem to be keen on the idea, since Ross threatens them with "No Grandkids!" when they are squabbling at his wedding. Ross' parents ''already'' have a grandson prior to that event, but they frequently forget about Ben, as well as about their own daughter Monica.

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* Both Ross and Emily's parents in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' seem to be keen on the idea, since Ross threatens them with "No Grandkids!" grandkids!" when they are squabbling at his wedding. Ross' parents ''already'' have a grandson prior to that event, but they frequently forget about Ben, as well as Ben; of course, they also frequently forget about their own daughter Monica.



* In ''Series/TheNanny'', Fran's mother was very obsessed with having grandchildren from Fran, despite the fact that her other daughter has several children. It's stated several times that Yetta nagged Sylvia about giving her grandchildren years ago (specifically, when Fran was giving Sylvia grief, Sylvia turned and ''blamed'' Yetta for pressuring her for grandchildren. Yetta simply responded, "That's right, Cookie, it's payback time.")

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* In ''Series/TheNanny'', Fran's mother was very obsessed with having grandchildren from Fran, despite the fact that her other daughter has several children. It's stated several times that Yetta (Fran's grandmother) nagged Sylvia about giving her grandchildren years ago (specifically, ago. Specifically, when Fran was giving Sylvia grief, Sylvia turned and ''blamed'' Yetta for pressuring her for grandchildren. Yetta simply responded, "That's right, Cookie, it's payback time.")"



* Variation occurs in the "Look at the Princess" trilogy of ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. A Sebacean princess can only become Empress if she marries a man who can provide her with viable offspring and thanks to DNA poisoning by her brother, only John can "put the sword IN the stone" as he puts it. For good measure, on their first meeting, the current Empress tells John "I expect sturdy grandchildren from you."
* A particularly obnoxious (and, thanks to the ImagineSpot inserts that were a motif of the programme, hilarious) incarnation of this kind of parent was added to the BBC's 2009 sitcom Reggie Perrin. This was a new addition for the remake- in the original, ''Series/TheFallAndRiseOfReginaldPerrin'', Reg hated his mother-in-law and had two independent adult(ish) children. Possibly it was felt that, as the actors were very slightly younger and middle-class people like the Perrins now have children rather later, they would be unlikely to have children that old, and the dynamic would be different if their children were still young.

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* Variation occurs in the "Look at the Princess" trilogy of ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. A Sebacean princess can only become Empress if she marries a man who can provide her with viable offspring and thanks to DNA poisoning by her brother, only John can "put the sword IN the stone" as he puts it. For good measure, on their first meeting, the current Empress tells John John, "I expect sturdy grandchildren from you."
* A particularly obnoxious (and, thanks to the ImagineSpot inserts that were a motif of the programme, hilarious) incarnation of this kind of parent was added to the BBC's 2009 sitcom Reggie Perrin. ''Reggie Perrin''. This was a new addition for the remake- remake - in the original, ''Series/TheFallAndRiseOfReginaldPerrin'', Reg hated his mother-in-law and had two independent adult(ish) children. Possibly it was felt that, as the actors were very slightly younger and middle-class people like the Perrins now have children rather later, they would be unlikely to have children that old, and the dynamic would be different if their children were still young.



'''Claire's Mother:''' If you want the joy of a child without the bother, There's a perfectly simple answer.\\

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'''Claire's Mother:''' If you want the joy of a child without the bother, There's there's a perfectly simple answer.\\



** Whether male or female, the Human Noble origin includes the Warden's mother, Eleanor, lamenting that she's had difficulty setting up an ArrangedMarriage for them. She has one grandson, but wants more.



* Older Family-oriented parents in VideoGame/TheSims 2 will often have a want to get grandchildren sometimes as soon as their oldest child progresses to adulthood.
** This returns in The Sims 3, where Sims will often roll the "Become a Grandparent" wish as soon as their grown child gets married. (If said wish is fulfilled, the new grandparents may then wish for ''five'' grandkids altogether)

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* Older Family-oriented parents in VideoGame/TheSims 2 ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' will often have a want to get grandchildren sometimes as soon as their oldest child progresses to adulthood.
** This returns in The ''The Sims 3, 3'', where Sims will often roll the "Become a Grandparent" wish as soon as their grown child gets married. (If said wish is fulfilled, the new grandparents may then wish for ''five'' grandkids altogether)altogether.)



* ''Characters/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'': Mrs. Bennet's only goal in life is to have her three daughters married. According to Lizzie, she once cried hysterically: "It's your fault if I die without graaandbabiiieees!"

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* ''Characters/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'': ''TheLizzieBennetDiaries'': Mrs. Bennet's only goal in life is to have her three daughters married. According to Lizzie, she once cried hysterically: "It's your fault if I die without graaandbabiiieees!"



** The episode "The Burns and the Bees": When Marge is asked what her greatest fear is, she instantly replies: "Never being a grandmother."

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** The episode "The Burns and the Bees": When Marge is asked what her greatest fear is, she instantly replies: replies, "Never being a grandmother."
13th May '16 12:52:26 PM ultimomant
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* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', Issei's parents are happy when they see him genuinely interacting with girls. They expressed a fear that they would never have grandchildren because Issei is a perverted idiot who spends most of his time ogling girls or his PornStash instead of actually talking to them.

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* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', Issei's parents are happy when they see him genuinely interacting with girls. They expressed a fear that they would never have grandchildren because Issei is a perverted idiot who spends most of his time ogling girls or his PornStash instead of actually talking to them.
12th May '16 6:42:54 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ComicBook/VandalSavage wants his daughter Scandal [[spoiler: now formerly]] of the ComicBook/SecretSix to have kids. This is not going to happen with Scandal's consent for a few reasons: 1) Scandal ''hates'' her father, 2) she is a lesbian with absolutely no interest in the opposite sex, and 3) she is convinced (with good reason) that the only reason Vandal wants grandchildren is so that he can harvest them for organs to sustain his immortality.
** Ironically, in the reboot version of the series it's implied he might get his way after all, when Scandal calls up Catman and tells him that after a lot of discussion she and her [[MarryThemAll two wives]] have decided to start a family, and they want him to be [[ChosenConceptionPartner their sperm donor]]. Who's going to carry the child is left ambiguous.

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* ComicBook/VandalSavage wants his daughter Scandal [[spoiler: now formerly]] of the ComicBook/SecretSix to have kids. This is not going to happen with Scandal's consent for a few reasons: 1) Scandal ''hates'' her father, 2) she is a lesbian with absolutely no interest in the opposite sex, and 3) she is convinced (with good reason) that the only reason Vandal wants grandchildren is so that he can harvest them for organs to sustain his immortality.
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immortality. Ironically, in the reboot version of the series it's implied he might get his way after all, when Scandal calls up Catman and tells him that after a lot of discussion she and her [[MarryThemAll two wives]] have decided to start a family, and they want him to be [[ChosenConceptionPartner their sperm donor]]. Who's going to carry the child is left ambiguous.
12th May '16 6:06:55 PM Katsuhagi
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** Ironically, in the reboot version of the series it's implied he might get his way after all, when Scandal calls up Catman and tells him that after a lot of discussion she and her [[MarryThemAll two wives]] have decided to start a family, and they want him to be [[ChosenConceptionPartner their sperm donor]]. Who's going to carry the child is left ambiguous.
18th Apr '16 6:23:23 AM DannWoolf
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* In ''WebComic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', Wonderella's mother Titania ''[[http://nonadventures.com/2013/10/19/baby-comeback/ hires]]'' Wonderella's villains to try to convince her to have a baby.
29th Mar '16 8:32:44 PM Adept
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* {{Tobuscus}} does a spoof of a deodorant commercial in which his mom tells him 'Now go make me some grandchildren!' He later jokes that she wasn't acting when she said that.

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* {{Tobuscus}} Creator/{{Tobuscus}} does a spoof of a deodorant commercial in which his mom tells him 'Now go make me some grandchildren!' He later jokes that she wasn't acting when she said that.
21st Mar '16 2:48:16 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''[[Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames Integration]]'', Flash comments that part of the reason his mother is okay with him dating Princess Twilight is that she already has two kids of her own ([[HappilyAdopted namely]] Spike and [[spoiler: filly Starlight]]).
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