History Main / ShotGunWedding

23rd Jun '16 6:49:34 PM nombretomado
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* A ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' episode had a man (Ed Begley, Jr.) finding himself forcibly engaged to the grotesque daughter of a creepy hillbilly clan (the daughter and the parents were played by TimCurry).

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* A ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' episode had a man (Ed Begley, Jr.) finding himself forcibly engaged to the grotesque daughter of a creepy hillbilly clan (the daughter and the parents were played by TimCurry).Creator/TimCurry).
21st Jun '16 1:16:27 PM gewunomox
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* BillyIdol's song "White Wedding" was reportedly written to show his displeasure at his sister for having married the man who impregnated her (although he denies this, saying it was the inspiration, but he wasn't upset). Ironically, the sister and her husband are still happily married, whereas Idol and his then-girlfriend (who starred with him as the "bride" in the video), broke up in 1990.

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* BillyIdol's Music/BillyIdol's song "White Wedding" was reportedly written to show his displeasure at his sister for having married the man who impregnated her (although he denies this, saying it was the inspiration, but he wasn't upset). Ironically, the sister and her husband are still happily married, whereas Idol and his then-girlfriend (who starred with him as the "bride" in the video), broke up in 1990.



* ''One Mint Julep''- Whether it was sung by The Clovers, 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, RayCharles, 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!
15th Jun '16 8:45:59 PM nombretomado
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* Amusingly inverted in ''[[{{Temeraire}} Empire of Ivory]]'': Captain Thomas Reily, upon discovering he has got a woman of reasonably good family with child, promptly tried to insist on 'Making Things Right', being an OfficerAndAGentleman from the Napoleonic-Era RoyalNavy and all. ''Captain'' Catherine Harcourt ([[EternalSexualFreedom Aerial Corps]]), for her part, turned the initial offer down flat and only consented after getting fed a sob story about entailed properties leaving the guy's nieces impoverished without a close male right-born heir to inherit. Of course Reily's original expectation that Harcourt would resign her commission and abandon [[BondCreatures Lily]] probably did not help.

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* Amusingly inverted in ''[[{{Temeraire}} ''[[Literature/{{Temeraire}} Empire of Ivory]]'': Captain Thomas Reily, upon discovering he has got a woman of reasonably good family with child, promptly tried to insist on 'Making Things Right', being an OfficerAndAGentleman from the Napoleonic-Era RoyalNavy and all. ''Captain'' Catherine Harcourt ([[EternalSexualFreedom Aerial Corps]]), for her part, turned the initial offer down flat and only consented after getting fed a sob story about entailed properties leaving the guy's nieces impoverished without a close male right-born heir to inherit. Of course Reily's original expectation that Harcourt would resign her commission and abandon [[BondCreatures Lily]] probably did not help.
31st May '16 4:10:26 PM Minni128
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* This, although subverted, and ArrangedMarriage, occurs in ''Kiryuuin Chronicles'' with [[spoiler: Ragyou's marriage to her abusive husband, while she pregnant (by someone else) with Satsuki]].


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* This and ArrangedMarriage, occurs in ''Kiryuuin Chronicles'' with [[spoiler: Ragyou's marriage to her abusive husband, while she pregnant (by someone else) with Satsuki]], which would make this a "cover up the shame" marriage.
15th May '16 7:24:28 PM Mhazard
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This is a subtrope of AltarTheSpeed and also of HonorableMarriageProposal. May end in BabiesEverAfter. Invoking this trope is usually the purpose of TheBabyTrap (and frequently, by extension, a FakePregnancy). Also compare and contrast CaptiveDate, where one side of a romantic evening would rather not be there, but isn't allowed to leave.

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This is a subtrope of AltarTheSpeed and also of HonorableMarriageProposal. May end in BabiesEverAfter. Invoking this trope is usually the purpose of TheBabyTrap (and frequently, by extension, a FakePregnancy). Also compare and contrast CaptiveDate, where one side of a romantic evening would rather not be there, but isn't allowed to leave. An inversion of this is BreakUpDemand.
7th May '16 1:54:43 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in GilmoreGirls when Lorelai refuses to marry Christopher after getting pregnant with Rory.

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* Subverted in GilmoreGirls ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' when Lorelai refuses to marry Christopher after getting pregnant with Rory.
24th Apr '16 3:16:01 PM TARINunit9
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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.

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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.
duress (because "they had a gun to my head" is the textbook definition of duress).
25th Mar '16 2:41:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* In one story in ''TalesFromTheCrypt'', a traveling salesman woos a southern lady who he believes to be an heiress, only to dump her when he discovers that her family lives in a trailer park. The girl's grandmother, furious that he used her granddaughter and abandoned her while she was pregnant, lures him back and gets the rest of the family to force him to marry her. [[spoiler:The twist is that the man died just prior to the wedding and the grandmother used magic to keep him alive. As he goes to confront her, we get [[NightmareFuel all sorts of fun descriptions]] [[BodyHorror of what happens to his body as it rots]]. Oh, and it's fine because the girl drowned herself in the lake, so he gets to marry her zombified corpse.]]

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* In one story in ''TalesFromTheCrypt'', ''ComicBook/TalesFromTheCrypt'', a traveling salesman woos a southern lady who he believes to be an heiress, only to dump her when he discovers that her family lives in a trailer park. The girl's grandmother, furious that he used her granddaughter and abandoned her while she was pregnant, lures him back and gets the rest of the family to force him to marry her. [[spoiler:The twist is that the man died just prior to the wedding and the grandmother used magic to keep him alive. As he goes to confront her, we get [[NightmareFuel all sorts of fun descriptions]] [[BodyHorror of what happens to his body as it rots]]. Oh, and it's fine because the girl drowned herself in the lake, so he gets to marry her zombified corpse.]]
22nd Mar '16 9:39:37 PM Geoduck
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* One cartoon Creator/CharlesAddams did for ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' depicts a white explorer amidst a tribe of Pygmies, undergoing a ''blowgun'' wedding.

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* One cartoon Creator/CharlesAddams did for ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' depicts a white explorer amidst a tribe of Pygmies, undergoing a ''blowgun'' ''[[BlowGun blowgun]]'' wedding.
19th Mar '16 7:55:03 AM Hossmeister
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