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15th May '16 5:56:51 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''GilligansIsland'', the Howells learn via a radio report that the minister who married them was never ordained and thus, they believed themselves to be unmarried. They tried to rectify this by having the Skipper marry them on a raft, but after bickering for awhile, they call the wedding off. They soon learn that the radio report was in error and had named the wrong minister. (The irony here is that, according to the law, even if their minister ''was'' a fake, the Howells themselves would still have remained legally married, since they had believed him to be genuine at the time. See [[http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_450a.html this Straight Dope entry for more details on the subject.]] But then [[RuleOfFunny it's ''Gilligan's Island'']].)
* Lampshaded on ''TheLoveBoat'', when Captain Steubing performs a mass wedding on (IIRC) the Valentine's Day cruise to Mexico. He specifically says that the Mexican government granted him special permission for the occasion.

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* In an episode of ''GilligansIsland'', ''Series/GilligansIsland'', the Howells learn via a radio report that the minister who married them was never ordained and thus, they believed themselves to be unmarried. They tried to rectify this by having the Skipper marry them on a raft, but after bickering for awhile, they call the wedding off. They soon learn that the radio report was in error and had named the wrong minister. (The irony here is that, according to the law, even if their minister ''was'' a fake, the Howells themselves would still have remained legally married, since they had believed him to be genuine at the time. See [[http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_450a.html this Straight Dope entry for more details on the subject.]] But then [[RuleOfFunny it's ''Gilligan's Island'']].)
* Lampshaded on ''TheLoveBoat'', ''Series/TheLoveBoat'', when Captain Steubing performs a mass wedding on (IIRC) the Valentine's Day cruise to Mexico. He specifically says that the Mexican government granted him special permission for the occasion.



* Marcy's wedding to her second husband in ''MarriedWithChildren''. She made the mistake of allowing Al Bundy to make all the arrangements and soon found him cutting corners to save (and pocket) money. Among the things he did was forgo a minister and hire the captain of a garbage scow to perform the marriage via CB radio.

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* Marcy's wedding to her second husband in ''MarriedWithChildren''.''Series/MarriedWithChildren''. She made the mistake of allowing Al Bundy to make all the arrangements and soon found him cutting corners to save (and pocket) money. Among the things he did was forgo a minister and hire the captain of a garbage scow to perform the marriage via CB radio.
7th May '16 9:53:32 PM nombretomado
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* Played with on ''HappyDays''. Fonzie and Jenny Piccolo attend a Halloween party held aboard a ship dressed as a bride and groom. The captain of the ship is dressed as a priest, so they decide to have a pretend wedding. Hilarity ensues when the marriage is initially declared legal and binding, but is resolved later.

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* Played with on ''HappyDays''.''Series/HappyDays''. Fonzie and Jenny Piccolo attend a Halloween party held aboard a ship dressed as a bride and groom. The captain of the ship is dressed as a priest, so they decide to have a pretend wedding. Hilarity ensues when the marriage is initially declared legal and binding, but is resolved later.
9th Mar '16 12:53:41 PM Hossmeister
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* Mork of ''MorkAndMindy'' is asked by a pair of teenage friends to perform their secret wedding, justified by the fact that, as Mork rationalized it, he came on a ship, he was the only person on that ship, so he must have been the captain.

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* Mork of ''MorkAndMindy'' ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' is asked by a pair of teenage friends to perform their secret wedding, justified by the fact that, as Mork rationalized it, he came on a ship, he was the only person on that ship, so he must have been the captain.
18th Feb '16 5:09:28 PM Adeon
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*** They asked him to marry them rather than Hinjo (a Paladin and their ruler so also qualified for weddings) since they thought Hinjo might not like the fact that the bride was [[ShotgunWedding six weeks pregnant]]
26th Jan '16 11:01:53 AM Omeganian
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26th Jan '16 8:26:46 AM Omeganian
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Vigliotto Giovanni Vigliotto]], a famous fraudster, had married over a hundred women to swindle them out of their money. He managed to pull this trope off four times... with four passengers of the same liner on the same cruise.
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4th Jan '16 12:21:18 AM rigpig
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** but note that the wedding of Clarissa Oakes is actually carried out by an ordained clergyman, on a ship in British service, and so is unquestionably legal (apart from there being no reading of the banns), and the couple leave the ship soon after. The Maturin/Diana wedding is carried out as a quasi-legal expedient in time of war, and it is clear that they subsequently marry in Church, Maturin being a Catholic.
11th Oct '15 12:51:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheAfricanQueen'' had the two leads being married by the captain of a German military ship seconds before they were to be executed. (The captain may have known that he was unauthorized to perform such a ceremony, but how could he turn down the last starry-eyed request of a couple about to die?)

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* ''TheAfricanQueen'' ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' had the two leads being married by the captain of a German military ship seconds before they were to be executed. (The captain may have known that he was unauthorized to perform such a ceremony, but how could he turn down the last starry-eyed request of a couple about to die?)
14th Aug '15 10:35:14 AM Omeganian
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* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', after Lex Luthor's failed wedding to Lois, the will reading reveals he was already married. The wedding turned out to be one of these, and the heroes spent some time tracking down the captain to find out who the wife was.
27th May '15 9:00:29 PM nombretomado
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* Side characters Torlo and Tatiana get married aboard ship in ''InfiniteSpace'' with ship captain Yuri and his sister Kira as witnesses.

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* Side characters Torlo and Tatiana get married aboard ship in ''InfiniteSpace'' ''VideoGame/InfiniteSpace'' with ship captain Yuri and his sister Kira as witnesses.
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