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5th Dec '16 8:31:41 PM thatother1dude
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* Subverted in the Canadian cartoon ''Kevin Spencer'' when the title character's parents voluntarily decide to get married after Kevin is conceived, mostly to get additional welfare benefits. This doesn't stop them from cheating on each other throughout their marriage.
* In ''TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Choices," a series of silent flashbacks shows Nicole and Richard finding out that she's pregnant with their first child, having an {{Oh Crap}} moment, and ''then'' getting married. It's also made clear that even though Nicole and Richard each have their own flaws, they've genuinely loved each other since they were kids.

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* Subverted in the Canadian cartoon ''Kevin Spencer'' when the title character's parents voluntarily decide to get married after Kevin is conceived, [[MarriageOfConvenience mostly to get additional welfare benefits.benefits]]. This doesn't stop them from cheating on each other throughout their marriage.
* In ''TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Choices," a series of silent flashbacks shows Nicole and Richard finding out that she's pregnant with their first child, having an {{Oh Crap}} moment, and ''then'' getting married. It's also made clear that even though Nicole and Richard each have their own flaws, they've genuinely loved each other since they were kids.kids, and had already been living together for years.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'': Strangely, [[spoiler:Saldygrove and Evangelyne]]'s marriage was ''[[InvertedTrope delayed]]'' several years by the latter announcing she was pregnant, as it was one of numerous things that interrupted the former's attempts at proposing.
5th Nov '16 11:18:15 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' one little girl whose parents told her that only "loving, married couples can make babies" [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/2009-02-18 did some math.]]
29th Oct '16 9:35:27 AM nombretomado
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* ''One Mint Julep''- Whether it was sung by The Clovers, Music/RayCharles, [[TheGoonShow Ray Ellington]] or the various other people that performed it (and inverted in the case of a woman singing the song), the song tells about how [[TitleDrop one mint julep]] lead to this, egged on by the girl's father!

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* ''One Mint Julep''- Whether it was sung by The Clovers, Music/RayCharles, [[TheGoonShow [[Radio/TheGoonShow Ray Ellington]] or the various other people that performed it (and inverted in the case of a woman singing the song), the song tells about how [[TitleDrop one mint julep]] lead to this, egged on by the girl's father!
22nd Oct '16 2:42:08 PM heartauthor
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* In ''TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Choices," a series of silent flashbacks shows Nicole and Richard finding out that she's pregnant with their first child, having an {{Oh Crap}} moment, and ''then'' getting married. It's also made clear that even though Nicole and Richard each have their own flaws, they've genuinely loved each other since they were kids.
21st Oct '16 7:28:29 PM PatPayne
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Nowadays, a "shotgun wedding" seldom involves actual firearms; the phrase is a euphemistic way to refer to any marriage that occurs upon learning that [[LawOfInverseFertility the bride is pregnant]]. (When characters in older media talk about "having" to get married, this is what they mean.) The parents may not be incensed nor the prospective groom unwilling, but there is still a sense of compulsion involved, since the couple may not have married so soon -- or at all -- if not for the unexpected pregnancy. In fact, if an actual shotgun ''is'' involved, the unwilling groom can usually have the marriage annulled by reason of duress (because "they had a gun to my head" is the textbook definition of duress).

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Nowadays, a "shotgun wedding" seldom involves actual firearms; the phrase is a euphemistic way to refer to any marriage that occurs upon learning that [[LawOfInverseFertility the bride is pregnant]]. (When characters in older media talk about "having" to get married, this is what they mean.) The parents may not be incensed nor the prospective groom unwilling, but there is still a sense of compulsion involved, since the couple may not have married so soon -- or at all -- if not for the unexpected pregnancy. In fact, if an actual shotgun ''is'' involved, the unwilling groom can usually have the marriage annulled by reason of duress (because "they had a gun to my head" is the textbook definition of duress).
duress). In fact, in the Catholic Church, a six-to-nine-month preparation program called Pre-Cana is required of any who seek marriage, with one of the stated goals being to weed out such shotgun marriages. Coercive weddings are further forbidden in Canon Law.
5th Oct '16 12:45:08 AM Kazmahu
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* In the English version of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[CuteMonsterGirl Nah]] believes this is the reason why her father (whoever he is) [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents married her mother]] [[WomanChild Nowi]]. She tries to [[Radar/FireEmblem directly ask him this in their supports]], but never really gets a definitive answer. (In the original, she actually thinks [[{{Lolicon}} her dad's into super young girls]] -- even when Nowi [[OlderThanTheyLook is a millenia-old dragon who looks like a much younger girl.]])

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* In the English version of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[CuteMonsterGirl Nah]] believes this is the reason why her father (whoever he is) [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents married her mother]] [[WomanChild Nowi]]. She tries to [[Radar/FireEmblem directly ask him this in their supports]], but never really gets a definitive answer. (In the original, she actually thinks [[{{Lolicon}} her dad's into super young girls]] -- even when Nowi [[OlderThanTheyLook is a millenia-old dragon who looks like a much younger girl.]])]]) If Chrom marries Olivia or the peasant girl, Lissa implies this might be the case, but her phrasing is ambiguous and the TimeSkip is long enough (two years) that they may have just been [[InsatiableNewlyweds reckless]].
24th Sep '16 5:44:03 PM infernape612
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* Invoked in ''FanFic/TheInvisiblePrincess''. Mikoto arranges for a gossipy servant to catch her in bed with her beloved, Hydra, to force Queen Arete to allow them to marry despite his status as a commoner and hers as a princess.
18th Sep '16 12:53:17 PM nombretomado
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* Narrowly {{averted}} in one ''{{Archie}}'' comic (seen [[http://www.misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/stupidcomics196.html here]]): Betty's father finds out that she and Archie are at a motel together, and walks in on them when Betty is wearing nothing but a blanket. It was actually an example of HangingOurClothesToDry, but Betty's father was more than willing to drag them off to a wedding chapel before it gets straightened out.

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* Narrowly {{averted}} in one ''{{Archie}}'' ''Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}'' comic (seen [[http://www.misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/stupidcomics196.html here]]): Betty's father finds out that she and Archie are at a motel together, and walks in on them when Betty is wearing nothing but a blanket. It was actually an example of HangingOurClothesToDry, but Betty's father was more than willing to drag them off to a wedding chapel before it gets straightened out.
17th Sep '16 5:30:39 AM foxley
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* Bat escapes from a shotgun wedding in ''ComicBook/BatLash'' #2. Apparently the father of the bride had 18 daughters and he had found husbands for all of them via his shotgun.
6th Sep '16 8:02:42 PM DesertDragon
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This kind of activity was a lot [[DiscreditedTrope more common back when]] there was more of a stigma attached to unwed parents, especially a single mother. In this day and age, however, a father can remain in good graces without marrying the mother as long as he provides for the child. However, this is still TruthInTelevision for more socially conservative parts of the world.

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This kind of activity was a lot [[DiscreditedTrope more common back when]] there was more of a stigma attached to unwed parents, especially a single mother. In this day and age, however, a the mother is seen much more sympathetically in this scenario, and the father can remain in good graces without marrying too as long as the he comes to an arrangement with the mother as long as he provides for the child.to raise their child(ren). However, this is still TruthInTelevision for more socially conservative parts of the world.
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