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24th Jul '16 3:43:27 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''PicketFences'', when the girl realizes what's gone on, she accuses those involved of rape.
* Greg is Peter's Cyrano on ''TheBradyBunch''.

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* In an episode of ''PicketFences'', ''Series/PicketFences'', when the girl realizes what's gone on, she accuses those involved of rape.
* Greg is Peter's Cyrano on ''TheBradyBunch''.''Series/TheBradyBunch''.
26th Jun '16 10:12:38 AM nombretomado
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* In the video game ''BaldursGate II'', the character Garrick recurs from the first game, aided by a gnome named, unsubtly, Cyrando, trying (and failing) to woo a noblewoman [[spoiler:who ends up marrying the gnome instead]].

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* In the video game ''BaldursGate II'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', the character Garrick recurs from the first game, aided by a gnome named, unsubtly, Cyrando, trying (and failing) to woo a noblewoman [[spoiler:who ends up marrying the gnome instead]].
11th Jun '16 1:04:04 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''YoSoyBettyLaFea'': After Mario Calderón and Armando Mendoza decided that the only way of ensuring the safety of the company they screwed was seducing and romancing Betty, the person who they left in the financial control of everything, Mario assumes the role of planning and writing a lot of little notes, cards and letters destined to melt the woman's heart. He does that because Armando was too repulsed by Betty to do it himself, and although Mario ''neither'' likes her, at least has a cooler head and some level of "professionalism" in womanizing issues. In a tragic turn, [[spoiler:Armando falls in love with Betty genuinely, and when he realizes that he ditches Mario's "help" and began to write himself notes with his true feelings, hoping to stop the scam and win her or real before she realized even that something was wrong. Unfortunately, when Betty (who was in love with Armando before all the scheme was even planned, and had no intention to keep the company, for begin with) eventually discovers their plan and realizes the whole ruse both men put her into, she becomes understandably enraged, and convinces herself that the "real" letters by Armando were also written by Mario. That wound lasted a lot to heal, to say the least]].
* It happens in ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' with Maddie acting as the Cyrano for London via hidden microphones and headsets. This is because the guy London is trying to woo (played by Zac Efron) is intelligent and London is... well... [[TheDitz not]]. Falls apart when the guy says something that upsets Maddie (he's a conservative, she's a liberal) and yells so loud as to uncover the ruse. Which leads to a SlapSlapKiss between he and Maddie.

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* Subverted in ''YoSoyBettyLaFea'': ''Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea'': After Mario Calderón and Armando Mendoza decided that the only way of ensuring the safety of the company they screwed was seducing and romancing Betty, the person who they left in the financial control of everything, Mario assumes the role of planning and writing a lot of little notes, cards and letters destined to melt the woman's heart. He does that because Armando was too repulsed by Betty to do it himself, and although Mario ''neither'' likes her, at least has a cooler head and some level of "professionalism" in womanizing issues. In a tragic turn, [[spoiler:Armando falls in love with Betty genuinely, and when he realizes that he ditches Mario's "help" and began to write himself notes with his true feelings, hoping to stop the scam and win her or real before she realized even that something was wrong. Unfortunately, when Betty (who was in love with Armando before all the scheme was even planned, and had no intention to keep the company, for begin with) eventually discovers their plan and realizes the whole ruse both men put her into, she becomes understandably enraged, and convinces herself that the "real" letters by Armando were also written by Mario. That wound lasted a lot to heal, to say the least]].
* It happens in ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' with Maddie acting as the Cyrano for London via hidden microphones and headsets. This is because the guy London is trying to woo (played by Zac Efron) is intelligent and London is... well... [[TheDitz not]]. Falls apart when the guy says something that upsets Maddie (he's a conservative, she's a liberal) and yells so loud as to uncover the ruse. Which leads to a SlapSlapKiss between he and Maddie.
29th May '16 8:45:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland: Lair of the Leviathan'', Guybrush has to play this for a giant ''manatee'' to help him conquer an even bigger female manatee, who is very angry and would eat him if something went wrong.

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* In ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland: ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland: Lair of the Leviathan'', Guybrush has to play this for a giant ''manatee'' to help him conquer an even bigger female manatee, who is very angry and would eat him if something went wrong.
28th Feb '16 5:03:17 AM MasoTey
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* in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Worf trains Quark in how to woo Klingon matriarch Grilka, the Ferengi's one-time wife. (Worf is infatuated with her himself, but he is an exile, disgraced in the eyes of Klingon culture.)

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* in In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Worf trains Quark in how to woo Klingon matriarch Grilka, the Ferengi's one-time wife. (Worf is infatuated with her himself, but he is an exile, disgraced in the eyes of Klingon culture.)
3rd Feb '16 6:54:37 PM PaulA
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* A non-romantic version happens in Film/{{Sneakers}}: Bishop is caught by the target's girlfriend and has to come up with an excuse for being in the man's office with MissionControl guiding him the whole way. Of course, if Cyrano starts trying to mess with you...
--->'''MissionControl:''' And give him head whenever he wants
* A non-romantic example: In ''Film/TheFlintstones'' movie, Barney switches test scores with Fred so he gets the promotion instead.
23rd Jan '16 11:20:32 AM nombretomado
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* Played with in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', in which Gonzo woos Piggy with the help of the actual Cyrano De Bergerac. And SteveMartin.

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* Played with in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', in which Gonzo woos Piggy with the help of the actual Cyrano De Bergerac. And SteveMartin.Creator/SteveMartin.
1st Jan '16 7:23:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Smallville}}'' plays with this: Clark, who is implied to have feelings for Lois, reads Jimmy's wedding vows aloud to her. However he wasn't trying to win Lois over or pass Jimmy's words off as his own, which she realizes only as she sees the vows in his hands. Lois's next line provides the ShoutOut to the trope, when she refers to Jimmy as "a regular Cyrano".
* ''BoyMeetsWorld'' has an episode NAMED "Cyrano", in which Cory and Shawn are forced to help Frankie in his "wooing" of Harley's girlfriend. They succeed, and Harley ultimately decides to be a better man and let his girlfriend have what she wants, which is Frankie (the girl naturally goes on [[GirlOfTheWeek to never be seen again]]). In the ending when Cory and Shawn brag about having played Cyrano for Frankie, Mr. Turner lampshades the misinterpretation of the phrase as they had not had feelings for the girl themselves.
* Twisted in ''HomeAndAway'', where Romeo encourages (the fully literate) Jai to write love poems to Annie. Annie believes Romeo is the source of the poems, although whether or not Romeo is fully honest has yet to be properly revealed.
* In ''FlightOfTheConchords'', Brett receives conflicting and humorously terrible instructions from his friends while trying to woo a pet store clerk.
* An episode of ''{{Roseanne}}'' had Jackie as the female lead in a production of the [[TropeNamer trope naming play]], but she had gotten ill and hadn't had time to memorize the lines, so Roseanne shows up at the last minute and starts feeding her the lines. Immediately lampshaded when, after Jackie tells her they can't do that, she points at that Cyrano is doing it for Christian.

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* ''{{Smallville}}'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' plays with this: Clark, who is implied to have feelings for Lois, reads Jimmy's wedding vows aloud to her. However he wasn't trying to win Lois over or pass Jimmy's words off as his own, which she realizes only as she sees the vows in his hands. Lois's next line provides the ShoutOut to the trope, when she refers to Jimmy as "a regular Cyrano".
* ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' has an episode NAMED "Cyrano", in which Cory and Shawn are forced to help Frankie in his "wooing" of Harley's girlfriend. They succeed, and Harley ultimately decides to be a better man and let his girlfriend have what she wants, which is Frankie (the girl naturally goes on [[GirlOfTheWeek to never be seen again]]). In the ending when Cory and Shawn brag about having played Cyrano for Frankie, Mr. Turner lampshades the misinterpretation of the phrase as they had not had feelings for the girl themselves.
* Twisted in ''HomeAndAway'', ''Series/HomeAndAway'', where Romeo encourages (the fully literate) Jai to write love poems to Annie. Annie believes Romeo is the source of the poems, although whether or not Romeo is fully honest has yet to be properly revealed.
* In ''FlightOfTheConchords'', ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords'', Brett receives conflicting and humorously terrible instructions from his friends while trying to woo a pet store clerk.
* An episode of ''{{Roseanne}}'' ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' had Jackie as the female lead in a production of the [[TropeNamer trope naming play]], but she had gotten ill and hadn't had time to memorize the lines, so Roseanne shows up at the last minute and starts feeding her the lines. Immediately lampshaded when, after Jackie tells her they can't do that, she points at that Cyrano is doing it for Christian.
15th Dec '15 7:26:23 PM FordPrefect
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* The Disney movie ''Film/LetItShine'', is based on the actual play ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'' so of course there would be examples of this trope

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* The Disney movie ''Film/LetItShine'', ''Film/LetItShine'' is based on the actual play ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'' ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'', so of course there would be examples of this trope
15th Dec '15 7:25:47 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Film/{{Roxanne}}'' is [[SettingUpdate a modern retelling of the original play]], in which small-town fire chief C.D. Bales (Steve Martin) helping Chris, a hunky yet dimwitted newcomer to the department, woo the titular beauty (Creator/DarylHannah). The insult fight in the bar is a classic lesson in How To Bring The Funny.

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* ''Film/{{Roxanne}}'' is [[SettingUpdate a modern retelling of the original play]], in which with small-town fire chief C.D. Bales (Steve Martin) helping Chris, a hunky yet dimwitted newcomer to the department, woo the titular beauty (Creator/DarylHannah). The insult fight in the bar is a classic lesson in How To Bring The Funny.
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