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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.
24th Nov '15 8:19:18 AM Archangel25
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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
18th Aug '15 4:57:32 AM Odon
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Bury the Lede", Finch (despite being something of an anti-social nerd) does this for John Reese when he goes on a date with a workaholic IntrepidReporter so he can secretly protect her. Reese stuffs up because [[DatingServiceDisaster he hasn't read her dating website profile]], so Finch keeps chiming in until Reese ends up RemovingTheEarpiece (Finch's advice isn't bad, just intrusive).
5th Jul '15 7:16:58 PM MechWarrior
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* Referenced in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' as she and Xander give unsolicited advice to Giles on how to ask Miss Calendar out on a date. Rather than the real CyranoDeBergerac's eloquence, this naturally involves the use of BuffySpeak:

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* Referenced in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' as she and Xander give unsolicited advice to Giles on how to ask Miss Calendar out on a date. Rather than the real CyranoDeBergerac's Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac's eloquence, this naturally involves the use of BuffySpeak:



* [[UnbuiltTrope Seemingly deconstructed]] in Mozart's ''DonGiovanni'' (which predates CyranoDeBergerac by [[UnbuiltTrope over a century]]).

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* [[UnbuiltTrope Seemingly deconstructed]] in Mozart's ''DonGiovanni'' (which predates CyranoDeBergerac Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac by [[UnbuiltTrope over a century]]).
22nd Jun '15 6:35:31 AM johnnyfog
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-->-- '''''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''''', "Broken Link"

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-->-- '''''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''''', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Broken Link"
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