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15th Aug '17 10:58:42 PM JoeMerl
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** In "Haylias," Stan tries to set Hayley up with the obviously-gay son of a senator. He can't see it, but she can and flatly refuses [[spoiler:until Stan {{Mind Control}}s her into doing it]].
** Unintentional example: Francine joins the Ladybugs, a group of popular, powerful housewives who turn out to all be cheating on their husbands. When Francine finds out, they plan to kill her, since they don't have any scandalous information to blackmail her with. Just then, Francine's friend Linda appears, asks to say goodbye, and kisses Francine. The Ladybugs take this to mean that they are secretly lovers and let them go, accepting this as blackmail material. Francine thinks this was just quick thinking on Linda's part, but it's clear to the audience that this was actually meant to be a DyingDeclarationOfLove.
15th Aug '17 10:36:06 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WebComic/SomethingPositive,'' Chirag is gay. His parents know that he's gay, [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow but don't know that HE knows that they know]]. Once his gay siblings came out of the closet his parents [[IWantGrandkids started nagging them to settle down and have kids]], so whenever they visit he has to convince a female friend to be his fake girlfriend so that he can pretend to still be in the closet, even though he's not. Got all that?
15th Aug '17 10:29:06 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WebOriginal/VampireReviews,'' [[VampireVannabe Maven]] is unamused by ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'' naming Literature/{{Dracula}}'s dead wife "[[Literature/{{Carmilla}} Carmilla Karnstein]]," because, [[LesbianVampire well, you know]].

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* In ''WebOriginal/VampireReviews,'' [[VampireVannabe Maven]] is unamused by ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'' naming Literature/{{Dracula}}'s Main/{{Dracula}}'s dead wife "[[Literature/{{Carmilla}} Carmilla Karnstein]]," because, [[LesbianVampire well, you know]].



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', "Kiss Me, I'm Foreign", had Filburt [[DisguisedInDrag pretend to be Rocko's fiancée]] to keep the latter from [[CitizenshipMarriage being deported erroneously]].

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', "Kiss Me, I'm Foreign", Foreign," had Filburt [[DisguisedInDrag pretend to be Rocko's fiancée]] to keep the latter from [[CitizenshipMarriage being deported erroneously]].



* Cleveland's boss Mr. Waterman from ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' occupies a TransparentCloset but has a wife. In the first episode where she appeared, Mr. Waterman is putting together a Santa costume and calls for his beard, at which point Mrs. Waterman appears...holding his Santa beard.

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* Cleveland's boss Mr. Waterman from ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' occupies a TransparentCloset but has a wife. In the first episode where she appeared, Mr. Waterman is putting together a Santa costume and calls for his beard, [[VisualPun at which point Mrs. Waterman appears...holding his Santa beard.beard]].
15th Aug '17 10:04:50 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WebOriginal/VampireReviews,'' [[VampireVannabe Maven]] is unamused by ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'' naming Literature/{{Dracula}}'s dead wife "[[Literature/{{Carmilla}} Carmilla Karnstein]]," because, [[LesbianVampire well, you know]].
-->"So, Dracula, [[AndThenWhat what are you gonna do]] once you have Carmilla back, besides be her beard?"
21st Jun '17 1:21:31 PM DesertDragon
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* A character is trying to appear [[TransparentCloset straight]] (or, rarely, gay) when they're not.



* A character is trying to appear [[TransparentCloset straight]] or gay (when in fact they are of some other sexual orientation).



* Shows up in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' much more blatantly than the vague, scattered hints in the book version. Margaery Tyrell is this for King Renly Baratheon; he made her his Queen after he allies himself with House Tyrell. In a slight twist, [[spoiler:he is actually sleeping with Margaery's brother Loras, and she knows about it and doesn't mind]]. Reportedly there were some who thought the show writers had invented this plot, but WordOfGod says that it was supposed to be obvious.

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* Shows up in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' much more blatantly than the vague, scattered hints in the book version. Margaery Tyrell is this for King Renly Baratheon; he made her his Queen after he allies himself with House Tyrell. In a slight twist, [[spoiler:he However, he is actually sleeping romantically involved with Margaery's her brother Loras, and she knows about it and doesn't mind]]. Reportedly the three are perfectly happy with this arrangement.[[note]]Reportedly there were some who thought the show writers had invented this plot, but WordOfGod says that it was supposed to be obvious.obvious in the books[[/note]]. The trope is later {{Deconstructed}} long after Renly's death when Margaery is questioned on why they never had children; she dances around the fact that his gayness made him unable to have sex with her.
20th Jun '17 12:18:46 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Motive}}'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "Overboard" is married to a gay entrepreneur; allowing him to continue seeing his boyfriend while maintaining an acceptable facade for his Catholic family, with the wife to richly rewarded after five years of marriage. Although the cops investigate this angle, it turns out to be a Red Herring that has nothing to do with the murder.
12th May '17 10:44:37 PM MrConsensus
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* Being The Beard nearly gets Woody Allen's character killed in ''Film/BroadwayDannyRose''.
26th Apr '17 7:40:49 PM rwe1138
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9th Apr '17 9:45:14 AM nombretomado
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* In the [[RosariotoVampire Rosario+Vampire]] manga, Tsukune is forced to play the beard for both Kurumu and Mizore at the same time, in order to convince their respective mothers that they have successfully seduced Tsukune. An interesting take on this trope is that the beard and the people using him are all part of the same {{Harem}}.

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* In the [[RosariotoVampire Rosario+Vampire]] ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' manga, Tsukune is forced to play the beard for both Kurumu and Mizore at the same time, in order to convince their respective mothers that they have successfully seduced Tsukune. An interesting take on this trope is that the beard and the people using him are all part of the same {{Harem}}.
8th Apr '17 9:21:21 PM MightyMonarch
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has Doctor Zin's wife claim that she is actually his beard.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has Doctor Zin's wife claim that she is actually thought she was his beard.beard. This was because after many tries to have a son their marriage eventually became sexless until they discovered she was barren.
** Colonel Gentleman was married and had a daughter, Dr. Quinn but never showed any sexual interest in his wife and neither did she.
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