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* In ''VideoGame/StardewValley'', if you romance Elliot and get his RelationshipValues to ten hearts, he'll offer to take you out on a rowboat trip around the bay.
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22nd Jan '17 7:26:50 AM wootzits
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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Ukyō and male!Ranma go on a date involving row boats. Ryōga and Akane are also on a date, and fighting ensues.

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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Ukyō ''Manga/GlassMask'' has put Maya in this situation twice, firstly with Yuu (a straightforward example) and male!Ranma go on later with Hayami (she was partly coerced into the boat, but it plays out like a date involving row boats. Ryōga and Akane are also on a date, and fighting ensues.romantic scene).



* In ''Manga/{{Octave}}'', Yukino and Setsuko go on one. Since they're both girls, they [[RockPaperScissors janken]] to decide who rows.

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* In ''Manga/{{Octave}}'', Yukino and Setsuko go ''Manga/ItazuraNaKiss'': Kotoko manages to get Naoki taking her on one. Since a date like this, but notice that they're the only couple around. And then [[{{Troll}} Naoki]] casually mentions that's because of an urban legend about couples falling apart after having a date in that lake. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It hilariously backfires since Kotoko starts panicking and they both girls, they [[RockPaperScissors janken]] to decide who rows.fall into the water]].



* ''Manga/GlassMask'' has put Maya in this situation twice, firstly with Yuu (a straightforward example) and later with Hayami (she was partly coerced into the boat, but it plays out like a romantic scene).
* ''Manga/ItazuraNaKiss'': Kotoko manages to get Naoki taking her on a date like this, but notice that they're the only couple around. And then [[{{Troll}} Naoki]] casually mentions that's because of an urban legend about couples falling apart after having a date in that lake. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It hilariously backfires since Kotoko starts panicking and they both fall into the water]].
* ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'': Marnie teaches Anna to rowboat and often bonds together with the rowboat.



* In ''Manga/{{Octave}}'', Yukino and Setsuko go on one. Since they're both girls, they [[RockPaperScissors janken]] to decide who rows.
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Ukyō and male!Ranma go on a date involving row boats. Ryōga and Akane are also on a date, and fighting ensues.
* ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'': Marnie teaches Anna to rowboat and often bonds together with the rowboat.



* Seen during the love montage in ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' when WALL•E takes the inactive EVE on a boat through some trash-filled water.



* Seen during the love montage in ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' when WALL•E takes the inactive EVE on a boat through some trash-filled water.



%%* Spoofed in the film ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', due to the twists already happening in the plot, like DisguisedInDrag. - ZCE, when does it happen?
* Briefly seen in the "That's How You Know" montage in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' (the page image, above), complete with the parasol and a mariachi band on a couple of other boats.



* Two couples have a date on a row-boat in ''Literature/BridgetJones' Diary'' at the same time. They know each other but are not really on friendly terms. Mark and Natasha are dignified and discuss their case as they are both lawyers. Bridget and Daniel have more fun. She recites Creator/JohnKeats' poem "To the Autumn" (Daniel specifically ''forbade'' Keats), and he tries to outshout her with a dirty limerick. He then parodies the iconic "I-am-King-of-the-World" scene from ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', and unsurprisingly falls into water. He doesn't want to be the only one wet and tries to swing the boat with Bridget as well. Prim and proper Natasha is horrified ("How childish!"), but Mark looks as if he envied them.
* Briefly seen in the "That's How You Know" montage in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' (the page image, above), complete with the parasol and a mariachi band on a couple of other boats.
* ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' opens with a couple in the middle of one...then pans over to James Bond and Sylvia Trench making out near Bond's car.



* In ''Film/KindHeartsAndCoronets'', Ascoyne D'Ascoyne takes his mistress punting, although his intentions are anything but chaste. When he moors his boat to have his way with her, Louis unties it; causing Ascoyne and his mistress to be swept to their deaths over the weir.



* In ''Film/KindHeartsAndCoronets'', Ascoyne D'Ascoyne takes his mistress punting, although his intentions are anything but chaste. When he moors his boat to have his way with her, Louis unties it; causing Ascoyne and his mistress to be swept to their deaths over the weir.



* Two couples have a date on a row-boat in ''Literature/BridgetJones' Diary'' at the same time. They know each other but are not really on friendly terms. Mark and Natasha are dignified and discuss their case as they are both lawyers. Bridget and Daniel have more fun. She recites Creator/JohnKeats' poem "To the Autumn" (Daniel specifically ''forbade'' Keats), and he tries to outshout her with a dirty limerick. He then parodies the iconic "I-am-King-of-the-World" scene from ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', and unsurprisingly falls into water. He doesn't want to be the only one wet and tries to swing the boat with Bridget as well. Prim and proper Natasha is horrified ("How childish!"), but Mark looks as if he envied them.

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* Two couples have a date on a row-boat in ''Literature/BridgetJones' Diary'' at ''Film/ThePaintedVeil'' when the same time. They know each other but are not really on friendly terms. Mark and Natasha are dignified and discuss main couple eventually resolve their case as UnresolvedSexualTension they are both lawyers. Bridget and Daniel have more fun. She recites Creator/JohnKeats' poem "To the Autumn" (Daniel specifically ''forbade'' Keats), and he tries share a romantic moment returning to outshout her with a dirty limerick. He then parodies the iconic "I-am-King-of-the-World" scene from ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', and unsurprisingly falls into water. He doesn't want to be the only one wet and tries to swing the their village by boat with Bridget as well. Prim and proper Natasha is horrified ("How childish!"), but Mark looks as if he envied them.like this.



* ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' opens with a couple in the middle of one...then pans over to James Bond and Sylvia Trench making out near Bond's car.
* ''Film/ThePaintedVeil'' when the main couple eventually resolve their UnresolvedSexualTension they share a romantic moment returning to their village by boat like this.

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* ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' opens with a couple %%* Spoofed in the middle of one...then pans over film ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', due to James Bond and Sylvia Trench making out near Bond's car.
* ''Film/ThePaintedVeil''
the twists already happening in the plot, like DisguisedInDrag. - ZCE, when the main couple eventually resolve their UnresolvedSexualTension they share a romantic moment returning to their village by boat like this.does it happen?



* Literature/LordPeterWimsey and Harriet Vane go punting in ''Gaudy Night'', and the scene is retained in the 1987 BBC television production. Such boating excursions are traditional at Oxford, where the story is set. The modern twists on this are their practical discussion of Harriet's poison pen prankster investigation and the "spot of celibacy" Harriet is maintaining, despite Wimsey's numerous proposals of matrimony.

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* Literature/LordPeterWimsey One time in ''Literature/AdrianMole'', Pandora describes visiting a high-class guy of about her age, and Harriet Vane go punting in ''Gaudy Night'', how he took her out on his rowboat and the scene is retained in the 1987 BBC television production. Such boating excursions are traditional at Oxford, where the story is set. The modern twists on this are their practical discussion of Harriet's poison pen prankster investigation and the "spot of celibacy" Harriet is maintaining, despite Wimsey's numerous proposals of matrimony.recited poetry to her.



* In ''Literature/DaisyMiller'', Daisy tries to get Winterbourne to take her on one of these.



* In ''Literature/DaisyMiller'', Daisy tries to get Winterbourne to take her on one of these.
* One time in ''Literature/AdrianMole'', Pandora describes visiting a high-class guy of about her age, and how he took her out on his rowboat and recited poetry to her.

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* In ''Literature/DaisyMiller'', Daisy tries to get Winterbourne to take her on one of these.
* One time in ''Literature/AdrianMole'', Pandora describes visiting a high-class guy of about her age,
Literature/LordPeterWimsey and how he took her out on his rowboat Harriet Vane go punting in ''Gaudy Night'', and recited poetry to her.the scene is retained in the 1987 BBC television production. Such boating excursions are traditional at Oxford, where the story is set. The modern twists on this are their practical discussion of Harriet's poison pen prankster investigation and the "spot of celibacy" Harriet is maintaining, despite Wimsey's numerous proposals of matrimony.



* An episode of ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', that is a WholePlotReference to ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', a guy sees Salmoneous in drag, and pictures doing this date with him.
* In ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', J.D. has an ImagineSpot where he's on such a date with Elliot, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqbOX6Gk18k even throwing her lover in a lake]].
* In ''Series/ToTheManorBorn'', [=DeVere=] invites Audrey for what she thinks is a date, ending with the two of them together in a punt. When she discovers he's actually using her as an extra in a grocery advertisement he's filming, she takes her revenge by setting the punt adrift in the river, with him on board.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Trip Tucker should have known better when an alien woman takes him into a virtual reality simulation involving the two of them in a rowboat -- it leads to a MisterSeahorse situation.

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* An episode of ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', that is a WholePlotReference ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy''. Jean tries in vain not to ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', a guy sees Salmoneous in drag, laugh as Lionel proves so inept an oarsman they end up having to be towed back to shore by another boat.
* ''Series/{{Cranford}}'': Mary Smith's embarrassing, overwhelming
and pictures doing match-making step-mother tries to invoke this trope and forces Mary to have a boat date with him.
* In ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', J.D. has an ImagineSpot where he's on such a date with Elliot,
Dr. Harrison at Lady Ludlow's garden party. Mary doesn't want to get married and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqbOX6Gk18k even throwing her lover in a lake]].
* In ''Series/ToTheManorBorn'', [=DeVere=] invites Audrey for what she thinks
knows that Dr. Harrison likes Sophy Hutton. However, as Mary is a date, ending with the two of them together in a punt. When she discovers he's actually using her as an extra in a grocery advertisement he's filming, she takes her revenge by setting the punt adrift in the river, with him his favoured surgical assistant, they're on board.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Trip Tucker should
very friendly terms and have known better when an alien woman takes him into a virtual reality simulation involving the two of them in a rowboat -- it leads to a MisterSeahorse situation.pleasant conversation about Sophy and Cranford.



* In ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', set in the 1920's, very young Lady Rose and a black jazz musician Jack Ross have a row-boat date in London. Her family doesn't know about their relationship.
* An episode of ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', that is a WholePlotReference to ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', a guy sees Salmoneous in drag, and pictures doing this date with him.



* ''Series/{{As Time Goes By}}''. Jean tries in vain not to laugh as Lionel proves so inept an oarsman they end up having to be towed back to shore by another boat.
* ''Series/{{Cranford}}'': Mary Smith's embarrassing, overwhelming and match-making step-mother tries to invoke this trope and forces Mary to have a boat date with Dr. Harrison at Lady Ludlow's garden party. Mary doesn't want to get married and knows that Dr. Harrison likes Sophy Hutton. However, as Mary is his favoured surgical assistant, they're on very friendly terms and have a pleasant conversation about Sophy and Cranford.



* In ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', set in the 1920's, very young Lady Rose and a black jazz musician Jack Ross have a row-boat date in London. Her family doesn't know about their relationship.

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* In ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', set ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', J.D. has an ImagineSpot where he's on such a date with Elliot, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqbOX6Gk18k even throwing her lover in a lake]].
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Trip Tucker should have known better when an alien woman takes him into a virtual reality simulation involving the two of them in a rowboat -- it leads to a MisterSeahorse situation.
* In ''Series/ToTheManorBorn'', [=DeVere=] invites Audrey for what she thinks is a date, ending with the two of them together in a punt. When she discovers he's actually using her as an extra in a grocery advertisement he's filming, she takes her revenge by setting the punt adrift
in the 1920's, very young Lady Rose and a black jazz musician Jack Ross have a row-boat date in London. Her family doesn't know about their relationship.river, with him on board.



* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', when Amy and Kif go on a date in a row-''kite'', which bobs majestically through the air, somehow suspended by their meager paddling.
* Wheeler does this with Linka when they're investigating in UsefulNotes/{{Venice}} in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''.



* Wheeler does this with Linka when they're investigating in UsefulNotes/{{Venice}} in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', when Amy and Kif go on a date in a row-''kite'', which bobs majestically through the air, somehow suspended by their meager paddling.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Love Spanked," Rocko goes on [[TerribleIntervieweesMontage a series of dates]] after finding out that his crush Melba has a boyfriend. One of his dates is an elephant girl, and they go on a date like this. Rocko has some trouble rowing, and then the elephant girl [[TheGlomp glomps]] him, causing the boat to sink.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Love Spanked," Rocko goes on [[TerribleIntervieweesMontage a series of dates]] after finding out that his crush Melba has a boyfriend. One of his dates is an elephant girl, and they go on a date like this. Rocko has some trouble rowing, and then the elephant girl [[TheGlomp glomps]] him, causing the boat to sink.
26th Dec '16 3:58:34 PM eroock
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* Spoofed in the film ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', due to the twists already happening in the plot, like DisguisedInDrag.

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* %%* Spoofed in the film ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', due to the twists already happening in the plot, like DisguisedInDrag.DisguisedInDrag. - ZCE, when does it happen?
19th Sep '16 4:42:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''ArchieComics'': Archie and Betty go on one in a story set in TheGayNineties.

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* ''ArchieComics'': ''Franchise/ArchieComics'': Archie and Betty go on one in a story set in TheGayNineties.
25th Aug '16 12:34:41 AM leraluna
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* ''Film/ThePaintedVeil'' when the main couple eventually resolve their UnresolvedSexualTension they share a romantic moment returning to their village by boat like this.
25th Aug '16 12:30:56 AM leraluna
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* ''Manga/ItazuraNaKiss'': Kotoko manages to get Naoki taking her on a date like this, but notice that they're the only couple around. And then [[{{Troll}} Naoki]] casually mentions that's because of an urban legend about couples falling apart after having a date in that lake. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It hilariously backfires since Kotoko starts panicking and they both fall into the water]].
5th Aug '16 3:04:33 PM ANTMuddle
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A lady and her suitor are having a romantic date on a rowboat. This was a popular dating image for the 19th and early 20th century upper classes, as it provided a chance for couples to be alone together, but still in plain sight to avoid accusations of anything sexual happening.

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A lady and her suitor are having a romantic date on a rowboat.rowboat, perhaps a {{swan boat|s}}. This was a popular dating image for the 19th and early 20th century upper classes, as it provided a chance for couples to be alone together, but still in plain sight to avoid accusations of anything sexual happening.



Now "old fashioned" in the title means it. This isn't quite a DeadHorseTrope, but spoofs of it far outnumber straight uses these days, usually with at least one of the participants falling into the water if the boat doesn't sink. Also, the "Tunnel of Love" rides in amusement parks was sort of a play on this trope, using the dark to allow couples to have intimate contact with nobody actually seeing anything. Another popular variation is a date in a [[UsefulNotes/{{Venice}} Venetian]] gondola (with the bonus that you can pay someone else to do the actual rowing).

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Now "old fashioned" in the title These days, "old-fashioned" means it.precisely that. This isn't quite a DeadHorseTrope, but spoofs of it far outnumber straight uses these days, usually with at least one of the participants falling into the water if the boat doesn't sink. Also, the "Tunnel of Love" rides in amusement parks was sort of a play on this trope, using the dark to allow couples to have intimate contact with nobody actually seeing anything. Another popular variation is a date in a [[UsefulNotes/{{Venice}} Venetian]] gondola (with the bonus that you can pay someone else to do the actual rowing).
17th May '16 2:38:19 PM RushLimborg
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* Briefly seen in the "That's How You Know" montage in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', complete with the parasol and a mariachi band on a couple of other boats.

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* Briefly seen in the "That's How You Know" montage in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' (the page image, above), complete with the parasol and a mariachi band on a couple of other boats.
3rd May '16 2:25:01 PM HiddenWindshield
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* The tunnel of love version appears in the sci-fi novel ''Literature/AgainstADarkBackground'' -- you can bail about beforehand, but the tunnel is so long that having sex is pretty much all you can do other than sit in the dark and be bored to death. The protagonist's LoveInterest gets her to go into the tunnel with him by promised to reveal a wish he'd made earlier (which of course was his wish to make love to his beautiful superior officer).

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* The tunnel of love version appears in the sci-fi novel ''Literature/AgainstADarkBackground'' -- you can bail about beforehand, but the tunnel is so long that having sex is pretty much all you can do other than sit in the dark and be bored to death. The protagonist's LoveInterest gets her to go into the tunnel with him by promised promising to reveal a wish he'd made earlier (which of course was his wish to make love to his beautiful superior officer).
19th Mar '16 6:41:42 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': One chapter has Asahi and Youko going to an amusement park where this is one of the activities they did, under the suggestion of their friend Karen. She was hoping to [[GenerationXerox re-create a date Youko's parents had]], where riding in the boat made her father Genjirou "jump up and sing" with joy...but in reality, he was [[CannotCrossRunningWater freaking out because they were on open water]]. Thankfully, Youko is only [[{{Damphyr}} half-vampire]] so it doesn't bug her quite as much.

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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': One chapter has Asahi and Youko going to an amusement park where this is one of the activities they did, under the suggestion of their friend Karen. She was hoping to [[GenerationXerox re-create a date Youko's parents had]], where riding in the boat made her father Genjirou "jump up and sing" with joy...but in reality, he was [[CannotCrossRunningWater freaking out because they were on open water]]. Thankfully, Youko is only [[{{Damphyr}} [[{{Dhampyr}} half-vampire]] so it doesn't bug her quite as much.
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