History Main / ShamCeremony

14th Aug '16 7:30:21 PM Odacon_Spy
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* On ''TheSimpsons'', Troy McClure marries Selma to dispel rumors that [[BestialityIsDepraved he had been doing inappropriate things with fish]] and jumpstart his [[IncrediblyLamePun floundering]] career. Selma soon finds out that the marriage is a sham, but she's married and living "the good life," so she doesn't mind. Until Troy wants to have a baby with Selma; she reasons that while "they're not hurting anybody" living a sham marriage, she can't bring a baby into a loveless marriage, and divorces him.

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* On ''TheSimpsons'', Troy McClure [=McClure=] marries Selma to dispel rumors that [[BestialityIsDepraved he had been doing inappropriate things with fish]] and jumpstart his [[IncrediblyLamePun floundering]] career. Selma soon finds out that the marriage is a sham, but she's married and living "the good life," so she doesn't mind. Until Troy wants to have a baby with Selma; she reasons that while "they're not hurting anybody" living a sham marriage, she can't bring a baby into a loveless marriage, and divorces him.
13th Aug '16 12:34:05 PM nombretomado
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* [[DichterUndDenker German philosopher]] Oswald Spengler claimed in ''Literature/TheDeclineOfTheWest'' that Monarchy is this (necessarily) in the age of democracy - and parliamentarianism in the age of TheEmpire, like the late Roman republic.

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* [[DichterUndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German philosopher]] Oswald Spengler claimed in ''Literature/TheDeclineOfTheWest'' that Monarchy is this (necessarily) in the age of democracy - and parliamentarianism in the age of TheEmpire, like the late Roman republic.
13th Jun '16 5:01:40 PM R1ck
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Sometimes called a FarcicalAquaticCeremony, in reference to the scene quoted in the page quote.



* In ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', a [[ShotgunWedding Forced Wedding]] turns into a FarcicalAquaticCeremony when the villain, stressed out by the arrival of the BigDamnHeroes, rushes the priest to finish the ceremony without wasting time on pesky details such as the "I do" part.

* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' starts and ends with a marriage ceremony that [[ZigZaggingTrope ZigZags]] between pure FarcicalAquaticCeremony, the real thing and an in-between in the form of an ArrangedMarriage bordering on forced marriage. It was all PlayedForLaughs, but the part that makes it fit this trope is when the princess is trying to escape the forced marriage and this escape is presented as if it was an official part of the ceremony.

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* In ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', a [[ShotgunWedding Forced Wedding]] turns into a FarcicalAquaticCeremony this when the villain, stressed out by the arrival of the BigDamnHeroes, rushes the priest to finish the ceremony without wasting time on pesky details such as the "I do" part.

* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' starts and ends with a marriage ceremony that [[ZigZaggingTrope ZigZags]] between a pure FarcicalAquaticCeremony, sham, the real thing and an in-between in the form of an ArrangedMarriage bordering on forced marriage. It was all PlayedForLaughs, but the part that makes it fit this trope is when the princess is trying to escape the forced marriage and this escape is presented as if it was an official part of the ceremony.



** His law degree was actually obtained legitimally even though he never took the required pre-law courses. Jeff is really [[BrilliantButLazy smart but lazy]].

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** His law degree was actually obtained legitimally legitimately even though he never took the required pre-law courses. Jeff is really [[BrilliantButLazy smart but lazy]].



* When UsefulNotes/BarackObama was sworn in as U.S. president, the [[IdiotBall Chief Justice of the Supreme Court read the oath incorrectly]]. Obama [[WhatAnIdiot hinted to him it was wrong, but when the Chief Justice continued to ask him to recite it incorrectly]], Obama [[ThrowItIn just went]] [[TheShowMustGoOn with it]]. Later on that day, they had the Chief Justice re-administer the oath, this time correctly, to forestall any attempts by people to claim that the incorrect oath made his swearing-in a sham ceremony and therefore he wasn't really president. While there was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_office_of_the_President_of_the_United_States#The_requirement_to_take_the_oath debate]] as to whether he would have become President, it wasn't necessary. In practice, the oath is largely ceremonial, since the swearing-in customarily takes place the minute the new term begins. Whether or not the President-elect takes the Oath on the prescribed day, his term begins on that day. See "http://www.snopes.com/history/american/atchison.asp" for the case of David Atchison, credited by some to be "President for a day" since Zachary Taylor refused to take the oath on a Sunday.
** Not that it actually ''did'' stop [[ConspiracyTheorist certain people]] from claiming the incorrect oath made his swearing-in a sham ceremony and therefore he wasn't really president. The "proper" swearing in, you see, couldn't be done [[InsaneTrollLogic because the first one had already invalidated his presidency--no take-backs]]!
15th Jan '16 7:51:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheStainlessSteelRat for President''. A planetary dictator has regular rigged elections to maintain the facade that he's a democratically elected President-for-Life. The protagonist decides to use this system against him by rigging the election in his own favour.

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* ''TheStainlessSteelRat ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat for President''. A planetary dictator has regular rigged elections to maintain the facade that he's a democratically elected President-for-Life. The protagonist decides to use this system against him by rigging the election in his own favour.
2nd Jan '16 5:14:40 AM hellomoto
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Ceremonies can be very significant. Swearing in of a president or crowning a king decides who is going to rule a country. A marriage ceremony declares that two people belong together, and an academic degree gives the recipient the right to be officially recognized for his competence.

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Ceremonies can be very significant. Swearing in of a president or crowning a king decides who is going to rule a country. A marriage ceremony declares that two people belong together, and an academic degree gives the recipient the right to be officially recognized for his their academic competence.
3rd Dec '15 6:04:14 AM dreamofwritting
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* On ''TheSimpsons'', Troy McClure marries Selma to dispel rumors that [[ButYouScrewOneGoat he had been doing inappropriate things with fish]] and jumpstart his [[IncrediblyLamePun floundering]] career. Selma soon finds out that the marriage is a sham, but she's married and living "the good life," so she doesn't mind. Until Troy wants to have a baby with Selma; she reasons that while "they're not hurting anybody" living a sham marriage, she can't bring a baby into a loveless marriage, and divorces him.

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* On ''TheSimpsons'', Troy McClure marries Selma to dispel rumors that [[ButYouScrewOneGoat [[BestialityIsDepraved he had been doing inappropriate things with fish]] and jumpstart his [[IncrediblyLamePun floundering]] career. Selma soon finds out that the marriage is a sham, but she's married and living "the good life," so she doesn't mind. Until Troy wants to have a baby with Selma; she reasons that while "they're not hurting anybody" living a sham marriage, she can't bring a baby into a loveless marriage, and divorces him.
8th Dec '14 5:41:33 AM Ganelon
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-->-- '''Dennis''', interrupting King Arthur's speech about how he is king because the [[EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity Lady of the Lake]] gave him Excalibur (right before experiencing [[InherentInTheSystem the violence inherent in the system]]), ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''

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-->-- '''Dennis''', interrupting King Arthur's speech about how he is king because the [[EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity Lady of the Lake]] gave him Excalibur (right before experiencing [[InherentInTheSystem the violence inherent in the system]]), ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''
5th Dec '14 8:05:16 AM KingLyger
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* When UsefulNotes/BarackObama was sworn in as U.S. president, the [[IdiotBall Chief Justice of the Supreme Court read the oath incorrectly]]. Obama [[WhatAnIdiot hinted to him it was wrong, but when the Chief Justice continued to ask him to recite it incorrectly]], Obama [[ThrowItIn just went]] [[TheShowMustGoOn with it]]. Later on that day, they had the Chief Justice re-administer the oath, this time correctly, to forestall any attempts by people to claim that the incorrect oath made his swearing-in a sham ceremony and therefore he wasn't really president. (There is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_office_of_the_President_of_the_United_States#The_requirement_to_take_the_oath debate]] as to whether he would have become President anyway regardless of whether he took the oath.)

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* When UsefulNotes/BarackObama was sworn in as U.S. president, the [[IdiotBall Chief Justice of the Supreme Court read the oath incorrectly]]. Obama [[WhatAnIdiot hinted to him it was wrong, but when the Chief Justice continued to ask him to recite it incorrectly]], Obama [[ThrowItIn just went]] [[TheShowMustGoOn with it]]. Later on that day, they had the Chief Justice re-administer the oath, this time correctly, to forestall any attempts by people to claim that the incorrect oath made his swearing-in a sham ceremony and therefore he wasn't really president. (There is While there was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_office_of_the_President_of_the_United_States#The_requirement_to_take_the_oath debate]] as to whether he would have become President anyway regardless of whether he took President, it wasn't necessary. In practice, the oath.)oath is largely ceremonial, since the swearing-in customarily takes place the minute the new term begins. Whether or not the President-elect takes the Oath on the prescribed day, his term begins on that day. See "http://www.snopes.com/history/american/atchison.asp" for the case of David Atchison, credited by some to be "President for a day" since Zachary Taylor refused to take the oath on a Sunday.



** Basically the question of the Oath boils down to whether taking the Oath is necessary to hold the office or exercise the power of that office. The prevailing view among legal scholars is that the winner of the election becomes President as soon as the former President's term ends, but can't actually do anything Presidential until taking the Oath. In practice, the question is largely academic, since the swearing-in customarily takes place the minute the new term begins.
** Whether or not the President-elect takes the Oath on the prescribed day, his term begins on that day. See "http://www.snopes.com/history/american/atchison.asp" for the case of David Atchison, credited by some to be "President for a day" since Zachary Taylor refused to take the oath on a Sunday.

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** Basically the question of the Oath boils down to whether taking the Oath is necessary to hold the office or exercise the power of that office. The prevailing view among legal scholars is that the winner of the election becomes President as soon as the former President's term ends, but can't actually do anything Presidential until taking the Oath. In practice, the question is largely academic, since the swearing-in customarily takes place the minute the new term begins.
** Whether or not the President-elect takes the Oath on the prescribed day, his term begins on that day. See "http://www.snopes.com/history/american/atchison.asp" for the case of David Atchison, credited by some to be "President for a day" since Zachary Taylor refused to take the oath on a Sunday.
10th Sep '14 4:15:44 PM JediGoalie30
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* WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie: After leaving Megatron for dead, [[TheStarscream Starscream]] planned on having an AwesomeMomentOfCrowning when he finally assumed the role of Decepticon Leader. [[NotQuiteDead Unfortunately]], [[CameBackStrong Galvatron]] [[ShootTheDangerousMinion was not impressed.]]

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* WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie: ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'': After leaving Megatron for dead, [[TheStarscream Starscream]] planned on having an AwesomeMomentOfCrowning when he finally assumed the role of Decepticon Leader. [[NotQuiteDead Unfortunately]], [[CameBackStrong Galvatron]] [[ShootTheDangerousMinion was not impressed.]]
10th Sep '14 4:13:54 PM JediGoalie30
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* WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie: After leaving Megatron for dead, [[TheStarscream Starscream]] planned on having an AwesomeMomentOfCrowning when he finally assumed the role of Decepticon Leader. [[NotQuiteDead Unfortunately]], [[CameBackStrong Galvatron]] [[ShootTheDangerousMinion was not impressed.]]
--> '''Galvatron:''' Coronation, Starscream? This is bad comedy.
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