History Main / ShotGunWedding

7th Mar '17 5:32:24 PM nombretomado
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** It worked when [[MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] did it.

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** It worked when [[MarxBrothers [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] did it.
25th Feb '17 11:57:39 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheGoodShepherd'': Edward (Creator/MattDamon) gets Clover (AngelinaJolie) pregnant the first time they have sex which is also the night of the day they meet. Her brother tells him "I know you will do as expected". He does, despite being in love with another woman. He then leaves a week after the wedding for six years to fight in WorldWarII and after returning, becomes a workaholic in the newly established CIA, rarely seeing her. The marriage ends in divorce.

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* ''Film/TheGoodShepherd'': Edward (Creator/MattDamon) gets Clover (AngelinaJolie) (Creator/AngelinaJolie) pregnant the first time they have sex which is also the night of the day they meet. Her brother tells him "I know you will do as expected". He does, despite being in love with another woman. He then leaves a week after the wedding for six years to fight in WorldWarII and after returning, becomes a workaholic in the newly established CIA, rarely seeing her. The marriage ends in divorce.
16th Feb '17 6:38:31 PM AtticusOmundson
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. The men in Lucky's family line make a vow to themselves that they won't marry unless they get a college degree. However, Peggy, who sees Lucky as a bad influence, purposefully teaches him the wrong answers to the exam to ensure his failure. Her plan succeeds, only for her to have a change of heart. Despite knowing that he was tricked, Lucky still believes himself unworthy to marry Luanne. This [[FridgeLogic prompts Hank to wonder]] how Lucky could even be born if none of his ancestors ever actually got a degree. Lucky responds that they were all shotgun weddings, which they then use an excuse to have Lucky propose to Luanne (though Hank insists that the gun remain unloaded, with the safety on).

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. The men in Lucky's family line make a vow to themselves that they won't marry unless they get a college degree. However, Peggy, who sees Lucky as a bad influence, purposefully teaches him the wrong answers to the exam to ensure his failure. Her plan succeeds, only for her to have a change of heart. Despite knowing that he was tricked, Lucky still believes himself unworthy to marry Luanne. This [[FridgeLogic prompts Hank to wonder]] how Lucky could even be born if none of his ancestors ever actually got a degree. Lucky responds that they were all shotgun weddings, which they then use as an excuse to have Lucky propose to Luanne (though Hank insists that the gun remain unloaded, with the safety on).
14th Feb '17 7:31:00 PM Nyame
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''[=/=]''Manga/FairyTail'' CrossOver ''FanFic/TitaniaFalls'', Erza Scarlet only married Alec Pines because he got her pregnant with Dipper and Mabel. They divorced twelve years later after his jealousy of Erza and the twins' ability to use magic became too much. That being said, it was unlikely the marriage would've lasted much longer anyway -- Erza and Alec never really loved each other, only staying together for their children's sakes, and would've likely divorced from sheer incompatibility once Dipper and Mabel were fully grown. Once [[spoiler:Jellal]] came into the picture, it would've only been a matter of time.
13th Feb '17 5:35:11 PM DrOO7
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* A literal version in ''Series/{{Sisters}}'', though the person with the gun is trying to ''prevent'' the ceremony rather than force it. Second-oldest sister Teddy isn't handling her ex-husband's plans to marry youngest sister Frankie well at ''all''. To that end, she falls OffTheWagon and shows up at the ceremony drunk and toting the aforementioned weapon, declaring this a "shotgun wedding".
2nd Feb '17 6:03:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''RussellCrowe''/''GreatBigSea'' song "Hit the Ground and Run" is all about this trope, complete with a stereotypical hillbilly family and a [[WhatDidIDoLastNight drunken one-night stand.]]

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* The ''RussellCrowe''/''GreatBigSea'' ''Creator/RussellCrowe''/''Music/GreatBigSea'' song "Hit the Ground and Run" is all about this trope, complete with a stereotypical hillbilly family and a [[WhatDidIDoLastNight drunken one-night stand.]]
26th Jan '17 2:55:42 PM AtticusOmundson
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. The men in Lucky's family line make a vow to themselves that they won't marry unless they get a college degree. However, Peggy, who sees Lucky as a bad influence, purposefully teaches him the wrong answers to the exam to ensure his failure. Her plan succeeds, only for her to have a change of heart. Despite knowing that he was tricked, Lucky still believes himself unworthy to marry Luanne. This [[FridgeLogic prompts Hank to wonder]] how Lucky could even be born if none of his ancestors ever actually got a degree. Lucky responds that they were all shotgun weddings, which they then use an excuse to have Lucky propose to Luanne (though Hank insists that the gun remain unloaded, with the safety on).
23rd Jan '17 1:55:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/JaneAusten's ''PrideAndPrejudice'', George Wickham is forced to marry Lydia Bennet after living with her unchaperoned for two weeks. The "shotgun" in this case takes the form of a substantial bribe on the part of Wickham's ArchEnemy Mr. Darcy, for the sake of [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy making Lydia's sister happy]].

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* In Creator/JaneAusten's ''PrideAndPrejudice'', ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', George Wickham is forced to marry Lydia Bennet after living with her unchaperoned for two weeks. The "shotgun" in this case takes the form of a substantial bribe on the part of Wickham's ArchEnemy Mr. Darcy, for the sake of [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy making Lydia's sister happy]].
14th Dec '16 7:41:31 PM thatother1dude
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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, and had already been living together for years.

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* In ''TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' ''WesternAnimation/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, and had already been living together for years.
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.
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