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17th Jan '18 4:06:34 PM MisterDrBob2
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* One particularly dedicated ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' fan hacked the game so that Lumine Hall would spell out a marriage proposal instead of Ness' stream-of-consciousness being projected onto the wall.
6th Jan '18 7:04:05 PM saberwyn
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* [[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Richard Garfield]] had a custom card made and used it to propose to his future wife in a game.

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* [[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Richard Garfield]] had a custom ''Magic: The Gathering'' card made and used it to propose to his future wife in a game.game (His fourth attempt, as the card wasn't drawn in the three previous games they played).
4th Jan '18 8:49:50 PM Discar
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* ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrangeBeforeTheStorm'': In episode 2, when the original actress is late, Rachel ropes Chloe into playing the Ariel to her [[GenderFlip Prospera]] in the school's production of ''Theatre/TheTempest''. If you get all the lines right, Rachel will improv a proposal on stage, using full Shakespearean language. Afterwards, she'll say she meant it, and that she's counting it as real.

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* ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrangeBeforeTheStorm'': In episode 2, when the original actress is late, Rachel ropes Chloe into playing the Ariel to her [[GenderFlip Prospera]] in the school's production of ''Theatre/TheTempest''. If you get all the lines right, Rachel will improv a proposal on stage, complete with going down on one knee, using full Shakespearean language. Afterwards, she'll say she meant it, and that she's counting it as real.
4th Jan '18 8:48:40 PM Discar
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* ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrangeBeforeTheStorm'': In episode 2, when the original actress is late, Rachel ropes Chloe into playing the Ariel to her [[GenderFlip Prospera]] in the school's production of ''Theatre/TheTempest''. If you get all the lines right, Rachel will improv a proposal on stage, using full Shakespearean language. Afterwards, she'll say she meant it, and that she's counting it as real.
-->'''Random Girl in the Audience:''' Say yes!
4th Jan '18 3:07:39 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the letters section of an issue of ''Electronic Gaming Monthly'', a man wrote in recounting how he created an original GameBoy tennis game which would display his proposal upon winning, and gave it to his girlfriend for Christmas.

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* In the letters section of an issue of ''Electronic Gaming Monthly'', a man wrote in recounting how he created an original GameBoy UsefulNotes/GameBoy tennis game which would display his proposal upon winning, and gave it to his girlfriend for Christmas.
20th Nov '17 9:14:35 PM LadyNorbert
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* While the proposal in the first installment of ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'' was perfectly straightforward, those in the sixth installment definitely fall under this trope, although special mention must be given to the one made while the "groom" was under the effects of dental sedation... and didn't even realize who the "bride" ''was''. The story isn't titled ''Disorienuptials'' for nothing.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Manolo proposes to Maria by making a pathway out of candles to guide her to a tree on the outskirts of town, where he performs a song for her. It doesn't work out, but [[DiabolusExMachina not in]] [[OurHeroIsDead the usual way.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Manolo proposes to Maria by making a pathway out of candles to guide her to a tree on the outskirts of town, where he performs a song for her. It doesn't does work out, but [[DiabolusExMachina not in]] [[OurHeroIsDead the usual way.]]



* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale series finale]], the marriage proposal manages to be heartfelt, in character and very much atypical. [[spoiler: Miss Brooks finds out she's been ''de facto'' engaged to Mr. Boynton when Mrs. Davis introduces Mr. Boynton's mother as her new boarder in Miss Brooks' place (so Mrs. Boynton can be close to her son without having to live with Mr. Boynton and Miss Brooks). Miss Brooks then goes to the zoo to meet up with Mr. Boynton. WithThisRing comes into play as Miss Brooks finds a ring in a box of Cracker Jack, which is promptly stolen by a female monkey. Nonetheless, Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton leave arm in arm and see how the wallpaper Miss Brooks' selected will look in their future home.]]

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale series finale]], the marriage proposal manages to be heartfelt, in character and very much atypical. [[spoiler: Miss Brooks finds out she's been ''de facto'' engaged to Mr. Boynton when Mrs. Davis introduces Mr. Boynton's mother as her new boarder in Miss Brooks' place (so Mrs. Boynton can be close to her son without having to live with Mr. Boynton and Miss Brooks). Miss Brooks then goes to the zoo to meet up with Mr. Boynton. WithThisRing comes into play as Miss Brooks finds a ring in a box of Cracker Jack, which is promptly stolen by a female monkey. Nonetheless, Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton leave arm in arm and to see how the wallpaper Miss Brooks' Brooks selected will look in their future home.]]



* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'': When Major Nelson finally proposes to Jeannie (that is to say, makes a proposal of his own free will that eventually results in him marrying Jeannie later in the season), he does so by merely introducing her to Dr. Bellows and General Shafer as his fiancé. MakesSenseInContext as Jeannie has been willing and eager to marry the then Captain Nelson as early as the second episode of the first season.

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* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'': When Major Nelson finally proposes to Jeannie (that is to say, makes a proposal of his own free will that eventually results in him marrying Jeannie later in the season), he does so by merely introducing her to Dr. Bellows and General Shafer as his fiancé. MakesSenseInContext It MakesSenseInContext, as Jeannie has been willing and eager to marry the then Captain Nelson as early as the second episode of the first season.



* An episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'': he proposes to his girlfriend at a Browns game on the Jumbotron. She declines, as it turns out she was cheating and he was the "other man".

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* An In one episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'': ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', he proposes to his girlfriend at a Browns game on the Jumbotron. She declines, as it turns out she was cheating and he was the "other man".



* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has Turk propose to Carla (who dislikes public showings of affection) standing on a car in the middle of the city, demanding that the other drivers "honk in the name of love". In a later episode, Keith proposes to Elliot in a normal way... but then Elliot throws a fit because the ring doesn't fit, taking back her "yes" as she wants the moment to be perfect.

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has Turk propose to Carla (who dislikes public showings displays of affection) by standing on a car in the middle of the city, demanding that the other drivers "honk in the name of love". In a later episode, Keith proposes to Elliot in a normal way... but then Elliot throws a fit because the ring doesn't fit, taking back her "yes" as she wants the moment to be perfect.



* Wolf's proposal to Virginia in ''Series/TheTenthKingdom''. Not only does he preface the evening, when Virginia initially tries to weasel out of dinner, by saying he "spent a lot of time planning this spontaneous evening", he: has a song composed especially for her, played by a string quartet ''on the roof of their carriage'' (which is filled to overflowing with flowers); rents an entire restaurant just for the two of them, with a meal consisting of 13 main courses; and purchases the most expensive engagement ring he can find -- a magical singing ring with a saccharinely cute cherub face and shimmering, bell-like voice which extols the virtues of their love to Virginia. She turns him down out of outrage when she learns he spent money they could have used to accomplish their goals on the proposal instead. At the end of the miniseries, he tries again, in a much more restrained manner, and she accepts. Even better is after the first disaster, Wolf throws the ring into a river and viewers see it eaten by a fish. At the end, while eating dinner, Virginia cuts open her fish and [[BrickJoke finds the ring]].

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* Wolf's proposal to Virginia in ''Series/TheTenthKingdom''. Not only does he preface the evening, when Virginia initially tries to weasel out of dinner, by saying he "spent a lot of time planning this spontaneous evening", he: has a song composed especially for her, played by a string quartet ''on the roof of their carriage'' (which is filled to overflowing with flowers); rents an entire restaurant just for the two of them, with a meal consisting of 13 main courses; and purchases the most expensive engagement ring he can find -- a magical singing ring with a saccharinely cute sickeningly sweet cherub face and shimmering, bell-like voice which extols the virtues of their love to Virginia. She turns him down out of outrage when she learns he spent money they could have used to accomplish their goals on the proposal instead. At the end of the miniseries, he tries again, in a much more restrained manner, and she accepts. Even better is after the first disaster, Wolf throws the ring into a river and viewers see it eaten by a fish. At the end, while eating dinner, Virginia cuts open her fish and [[BrickJoke finds the ring]].



* On ''Series/TheGoldenGirls,'' Stan hides Dorothy's engagement ring in a baked potato, which she refuses to eat because she's full. Stan then asks her to stick her finger in the potato, and when she does, she pulls out the scalding ring and dumps it in a pitcher of water.
** Why the potato (and thus the ring) would still be hot at the end of the meal is unclear.
* An example that turns out to be anything ''but'' funny occurs on ''Series/DesperateHousewives''. Bree finally decides to divorce Orson, and Karl plans to proposes to her with an airplane banner. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: the plane's pilot has a heart attack and dies while flying. His wife, who doesn't know how to fly, crash-lands the plane onto Wisteria Lane, killing several people, including Karl.]]

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* On ''Series/TheGoldenGirls,'' Stan hides Dorothy's engagement ring in a baked potato, which she refuses to eat because she's full. Stan then asks her to stick her finger in the potato, and when she does, she pulls out the scalding ring and dumps it in a pitcher of water.
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water. Why the potato (and thus the ring) would still be hot at the end of the meal is unclear.
** According to Dorothy, his original proposal also qualified - he put the ring in her glass of champagne, and she swallowed it.
* An example that turns out to be anything ''but'' funny occurs on ''Series/DesperateHousewives''. Bree finally decides to divorce Orson, and Karl plans to proposes propose to her with an airplane banner. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: the plane's pilot has a heart attack and dies while flying. His wife, who doesn't know how to fly, crash-lands the plane onto Wisteria Lane, killing several people, including Karl.]]



* In the two-part ''Series/FullHouse'' Season 6 finale, "The House Meets the Mouse", Danny tries various unsuccessful attempts to propose to Vicky. At the end of the episode, he finally manages... [[spoiler:by rigging a nighttime fireworks display to say "Vicky, will you marry me?"]].

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* In the two-part ''Series/FullHouse'' Season 6 finale, "The House Meets the Mouse", Danny tries various unsuccessful attempts to propose to Vicky. At the end of the episode, he finally manages... [[spoiler:by rigging a nighttime fireworks display to say "Vicky, will you marry me?"]].me?"]]



* In the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]] expansion for ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the Warden can find the corpse of a man who poisoned himself after his attempt at such a proposal goes horribly awry and his would-be fiancee dumps him. He tried to lead her on a scavenger hunt that ended with an engagement ring, but she got offended over the wording of one of her clues, thinking he was playing some dirty joke on her.

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* In the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]] ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]]'' expansion for ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the Warden can find the corpse of a man who who, prior to the events of the game, poisoned himself after his attempt at such a proposal goes went horribly awry and his would-be fiancee dumps dumped him. He tried to lead her on a scavenger hunt that ended with an engagement ring, but she got offended over the wording of one of her clues, thinking he was playing some dirty joke on her.
4th Nov '17 2:35:25 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/EyeOfTheStorm'':
** In the original story, Boba Fett proposes to Liz moments after they've gunned down a group of hostile stormtroopers. They elope a month later.
-->'''Fett''': "You're not a bad shot," (...) "You should come on hunts with me."
-->'''Liz''': "Is that a promise or a threat?"
-->'''Fett''': "Liz Djedovich, will you marry me?"
-->'''Liz''' (laughing): "I'll think about it, flyboy."
** In its sequel ''Crystal Blizzard'', [[spoiler: Austin's Christmas present to Liberty is a pair of socks, which she uses to smack Cody. In the process, they discover there's something inside one of the socks, and when a small box falls out, Austin takes it back and opens it to reveal an engagement ring before asking Liberty to marry him. She happily accepts.]]
31st Oct '17 6:38:48 PM PaulA
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* [[Literature/{{Nightrunner}} Lynn Flewelling's]] ''Tamír Triad'' has one at the end. Courtesy goes to [[spoiler: Ki who finally got some issues sorted out with himself while nearly dying.]] After waking up he proposes to [Tamír] to "clear things up" after her complaining that she hates sleeping in separate rooms from him and other inconveniences (thanks to etiquette and her being [[spoiler: a woman and his queen]]. [[spoiler: Tamír]] even lampshades it by calling [[spoiler: Ki]] delirious. Which he admits. Doubles with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* [[Literature/{{Nightrunner}} Lynn Flewelling's]] ''Tamír Triad'' has one at the end. Courtesy goes to [[spoiler: Ki who finally got some issues sorted out with himself while nearly dying.]] After waking up he proposes to [Tamír] to "clear things up" after her complaining that she hates sleeping in separate rooms from him and other inconveniences (thanks to etiquette and her being [[spoiler: a woman and his queen]]. [[spoiler: Tamír]] even lampshades it by calling [[spoiler: Ki]] delirious. Which he admits. Doubles with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.



* ''Series/LifeWithDerek'' had two of them:** In a FlashBack episode, Casey and Derek have such a lousy rapport that they try, and initially succeed, at torpedoing their parents' marriage plans. [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming In the end, Casey proposes on behalf of her mother, and Derek accepts on behalf of his father]]]].

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* ''Series/LifeWithDerek'' had two of them:** them:
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In a FlashBack episode, Casey and Derek have such a lousy rapport that they try, and initially succeed, at torpedoing their parents' marriage plans. [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming In [[spoiler:In the end, Casey proposes on behalf of her mother, and Derek accepts on behalf of his father]]]].father]].
31st Oct '17 6:37:49 PM PaulA
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* Subverted with Greg's uncle and his (most recent) wife in the DiaryOfAWimpyKid books. [[spoiler: Someone else, whose girlfriend had the same name as her, proposed at a sporting event on the jumbotron and she mistook it as being for her. Not only was Greg's uncle ''not'' planning on proposing, but he actually was about to break up with her so he could date her sister.]]

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* Subverted with Greg's uncle and his (most recent) wife in the DiaryOfAWimpyKid ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' books. [[spoiler: Someone [[spoiler:Someone else, whose girlfriend had the same name as her, proposed at a sporting event on the jumbotron and she mistook it as being for her. Not only was Greg's uncle ''not'' planning on proposing, but he actually was about to break up with her so he could date her sister.]]
17th Sep '17 9:15:58 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''SouthPark'' fanfic, [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3901196/1/The-Misadventures-of-Cartman-and-Wendy The Misadventures of Cartman and Wendy]], Cartman doesn't so much propose as 'demand that [Wendy] legally become his bitch.' Wendy responds by threatening to castrate him if he backs out.

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* In the ''SouthPark'' ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fanfic, [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3901196/1/The-Misadventures-of-Cartman-and-Wendy The Misadventures of Cartman and Wendy]], Cartman doesn't so much propose as 'demand that [Wendy] legally become his bitch.' Wendy responds by threatening to castrate him if he backs out.
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