Created By: neoYTPism on June 20, 2011 Last Edited By: randomtroper89 on February 9, 2016
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Girls Stare At Scenery, Boys Stare At Girls

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Tails: You're so beautiful.

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A more innocent version of All Men Are Perverts, this refers to works that portray male admiration of female beauty alongside female admiration of the beauty of scenery.

Compare Distracted by the Sexy.


Examples

Film
  • Tangled, in the I See the Light romantic song that takes place during the breath-taking floating lanterns scene, Rapunzel is admiring the lanterns she always dreamed to see, meanwhile Flynn is looking at her the whole scene.
  • Happens in Megamind in the restaurant scene.
  • A variation happens in Life Is Beautiful: Dora and Guido are at the opera together. Dora is watching the opera, Guido is staring at Dora.

Literature

Music
  • The song "Standing On the Corner" from the musical The Most Happy Fella, popularly Covered Up by the like of the Four Lads and Dean Martin.

Recorded Comedy
  • The Rap Reiplinger piece "Loving You is Surfing You:"
    Girl: Oh, Renten, isn't the ocean just beautiful tonight?
    Boy: If you looking at de ocean.
    Girl: And the moon. Isn't it love-a-ly?
    Boy: If you looking at de moon.
    Girl: Oh Renten, is so romantic my heart is pounding.
    Boy: I can see dat.
    Girl: Oh Renten, don't you like to look at anything natural?
    Boy: No, just you.

Video Games

Web Comics
  • Oddly inverted by Sinfest in the last panel of this, where Criminiy is looking into his telescope but Fuchsia is staring at him.

Western Animation
  • The first episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic seems to have a bit of this; see here for context.
    Spike: Beautiful...
    Twilight: Yes, the decor is coming along nicely. This ought to be quick. I will be at the library in no time; beautiful indeed!
    Spike: Not the decor... HER!
  • Played with in Avatar: The Last Airbender, when Suki and Sokka are looking up at the night sky.
    Suki: It's a beautiful moon.
    Sokka: Yeah, she is.
  • Happened on Batman: The Animated Series, between Bruce Wayne and Lois Lane.
  • Happens in Sym-Bionic Titan when Ilana and Jason are on the roof of the barn looking at the stars. Ilana comments on how beautiful it is and Jason agrees; only he is looking at her and not the stars.

Community Feedback Replies: 39
  • June 20, 2011
    Auxdarastrix
    Also similar to Distracted By The Sexy.
  • June 20, 2011
    randomsurfer
    • "Loving You is Surfing You:"
      Girl: Oh, Renten, isn't the ocean just beautiful tonight?
      Boy: If you looking at de ocean.
      Girl: And the moon. Isn't it love-a-ly?
      Boy: If you looking at de moon.
      Girl: Oh Renten, is so romantic my heart is pounding.
      Boy: I can see dat.
      Girl: Oh Renten, don't you like to look at anything natural?
      Boy: No, just you.
  • June 24, 2011
    StarryEyed
    Seen It A Million Times

  • June 24, 2011
    StrangeDwarf
    Happens with Quigley Quagmire and Violet Baudelaire in The Slippery Slope.
  • June 24, 2011
    GinaInTheKingsRoad
    The song "Standing On the Corner" from the musical The Most Happy Fella; popularly Covered Up by the like of the Four Lads and Dean Martin.
  • June 26, 2011
    Prfnoff
    "Standing On the Corner" is Girl Watching, not this trope.
  • July 3, 2011
    neoYTPism
    It can be both this AND Girl Watching if said girl is looking at scenery.
  • July 4, 2011
    NetMonster
    A variation happens in Life Is Beautiful: Dora and Guido are at the opera together. Dora is watching the opera, Guido is staring at Dora.
  • July 12, 2011
    NESBoy
    I propose an alternate for the page image: the cover for Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #172. (Just crop off the top part.) I feel with the dialogue, it brings the point of the trope across better.
  • July 17, 2011
    captainpat
    Subverted in Uncharted 2 Among Thieves

    Nathan Drake: Nice view.

    Elena Fisher: [sighs] Men.

    Nathan Drake: No, no, I was talking about the mountains. Really.
  • July 18, 2011
    neoYTPism
    ^^ That implies looking at a girl other than the one he is with. That is perceived as more morally questionable thing to do and I would rather not associate the trope with it.
  • July 19, 2011
    Kharonthe
    • Tangled, in the I See the Light romantic song that takes place during the breath-taking floating lanterns scene, Rapunzel is admiring the lanterns she always dreamed to see, meanwhile Flynn is looking at her the whole scene.
  • July 19, 2011
    Kellor
    Happened on Batman The Animated Series, between Bruce Wayne and Lois Lane.
  • July 19, 2011
    foxley
    Happens in Sym Bionic Titan when Ilana and Jason are on the roof of the barn looking at the stars. Ilana comments on how beautiful it is and Jason agrees; only he is looking at her and not the stars.
  • July 20, 2011
    pinkdalek
    In one ending of Metal Gear Solid, Meryl comments on how beautiful Alaska is, and Snake responds but says the most beautiful thing there is Meryl.
  • July 20, 2011
    neoYTPism
    I kept your Narm pothole, pinkdalek, but I'm not sure if it's really that fitting to an example section of this kind of trope. I might change it later.
  • January 15, 2012
    Oreochan
    Bump.
  • January 16, 2012
    Chabal2
    Older Than Radio: Jettatura, written by Theophile Gautier in 1857, describes a group of young English ladies on board a cruise ship entering Naples, awed by the scenery and reciting the "Once you've seen Naples you can die" quote. Behind them a bunch of Frenchmen are staring unabashedly at said young ladies as their mothers (the girls') grumble at how badly behaved they are.
  • January 26, 2012
    TBeholder
    Looks legit.
  • January 27, 2012
    Amaryllis
    In A Series Of Unfortunate Events Violet and Quigley take a break to rest on a ledge while they climb up a frozen waterfall. Violet talks about how beautiful the view is, and her companion agrees, but he's looking at her.
  • January 28, 2012
    TheHandle
  • January 29, 2012
    Rognik
    @Kellor: Lois Lane in BATS? Was it a crossover episode, or did you get the name wrong?

    @neoYTPism: It might not be this trope, but it is a pretty common trope. Woman says, "Isn't it beautiful?" Man says, "Not as beautiful as you."
  • January 29, 2012
    CaveCat
    Archie from Archie Comics did this very often.
  • December 2, 2014
    HeroGal2347
    ^^ It was a Superman The Animated Series episode that crossed over with BTAS. "World's Finest."

    In Aladdin, Jasmine is looking at the scenery during the carpet ride, while Aladdin never takes his eyes off her.

    In Underdog, the nervous Polly Purebred says that the moon is pretty. Underdog says, "Yes, you are" before backpedaling.
  • December 7, 2014
    foxglove
    This happens in Johnny Bravo. A lot. In fact, this might make a good picture for the trope.

  • December 7, 2014
    FerrousFaucet
    Live-Action film example:

    • This happened in The Notebook when old Allie and "Duke" are looking at beautiful scenery through a window. Allie remarks that she's never seen anything so beautiful, and Duke says, "neither have I," as the camera focuses on him staring at Allie.
  • December 7, 2014
    DAN004
    Plz categorize examples by medium.
  • December 7, 2014
    justanotherrandomlurker
    Film
    • Invoked in Snow Day, Chuck reminisces about the day he got Claire her signature whale charm ankle braclet, when they spent a day at Aqualand on a glass-bottom boat.
      Chuck: The tour guide kept telling us to gaze at the exotic wonders of the deep... all I did was look at you.
  • December 8, 2014
    Arivne
    • Examples section
      • Sorted examples by media and added media section titles.
      • Namespaced and italicized work names.
      • "Loving You is Surfing You" example: deleted the Pot Hole to You Tube (since they've deleted the video) and added the artist's name.
      • Minor punctuation corrections.

    Megamind, "Standing On the Corner" and Batman The Animated Series are Zero Context Examples and need more specific information about how they're this trope.
  • December 8, 2014
    randomsurfer
    I changed the "Loving You is Surfing You" example from [[AC:Music]] to [[AC:Recorded Comedy]] because it's not really a "song" as such.
  • December 8, 2014
    hbi2k
    Film
  • March 3, 2015
    eroock
    Does this joke qualify?
  • March 7, 2015
    HeroGal2347
    Is neo there?
  • March 7, 2015
    DAN004
    The OP is no longer here and many of his ykttws have been taken over. (Some of them by me.)
  • March 7, 2015
    Tallens
    • Balto: During the scene where Balto uses broken bottles to make the Northern Lights, Jenna is watching with awe, saying it's beautiful, to which Balto responds, "Yeah, beautiful." while looking at her.

    • Mass Effect 1: Early in the game when the crew are wandering around the Citadel, they stop to admire the view of the Serpent Nebula, except for Kaidan if a female Shepard is present.
      Ashley: you don't get out much, do you L-T?
  • February 6, 2016
    DAN004
    Bump
  • February 9, 2016
    KingZeal
    • Inverted Trope in the CGI intro to Final Fantasy IV, which has Cecil staring off into the scenery while Rosa stares at Cecil. Played Straight, however, with Kain who is in turn staring at Rosa. It sets up the future Love Triangle without a single word of dialogue.
    • Mass Effect 2: Samara spends most of her time in her quarters staring out into the stars of space. No matter what gender Shepard is, however, s/he will usually be looking at Samara. This trope can be played as straight as the player wants it, since Shepard can be interested in Samara.

    This trope is distantly related to Women Are Delicate, by way of All Men Are Perverts and All Women Are Prudes; in other words, this trope visually demonstrates that a woman's mind is on other things besides sexual interest, while a boy's mind is always on one thing: girls.
  • February 9, 2016
    Pichu-kun
    I have seen this trope a lot but it is always male/female or female/female. Are there any variations where it is a woman staring at a man?
  • February 9, 2016
    Omeganian
    Fanfic:
    • In Litany, after Beast Boy and Raven hook up
      "By Azar, it's a beautiful night tonight."
      Beast Boy and Raven sat up on the roof, staring up at the stars. Or, at least Raven was staring up at the stars.
      "Mmhmm… beautiful…"
      Smiling in spite of herself, Raven chided the changeling beside her. "Stop that- I don't even need to use my empathy to figure out what you're looking at."

    Also, one person stated that FTV is one channel that a wife and a husband can watch together and with pleasure... But they won't be able to discuss what they saw, since they'll be seeing different things.
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