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->''"What does he have to do to make it clear to you lunkheads!? The show's ''over!'' They wanna be alone!"''
-->-- '''Iago''', ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar''

When a WillTheyOrWontThey-type couple is on the verge of [[RelationshipUpgrade upgrading their relationship]], their friends will quickly vacate the area to give them some privacy. To justify doing so they may hurriedly cook up some [[INeedToGoIronMyDog implausible reason to leave]]. The less GenreSavvy friends may have to be shooed or pulled away, as may [[ChildrenAreInnocent children]]. In some variations, the friends will spy on the couple to see how it goes. In others, the "couple" uses this trope to get others to leave, often by FakeOutMakeOut.

If the friends are jerks, they might say this very loudly so that the couple in question can hear. Resulting in much blushing, and possibly a SnapBack, as they CannotSpitItOut once they know they have an audience. This sort of thing is a typical MomentKiller.

The aggressive behavior is GetARoom.


[[folder:Anime and Manga ]]
* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', after Caro sends a quick telepathic note to Erio, the both of them quickly vacate Subaru's hospital room after Teana arrives. Man, even the kids can detect the lingering LesYay.
* In ''{{Manga/Genshiken}}'', Sasahara and the other guys excuse themselves from Kousaka's apartment so he would be alone with Kasukabe.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': The "let's spy on them" variation was a trademark schtick of everybody else in the house when Ranma and Akane had to talk. This of course usually led to the interruption of said moments when someone inevitably either fell through the sliding doors, or got impatient and told them to get on with it. The same thing happens with Ukyo and Shampoo.
* A variation: In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''/''{{Anime/Robotech}}'', when Hikaru/Rick and Misa/Lisa [[FakeoutMakeout kiss]] to try to distract what they thing is a Zentraedi guard, it turns out to be Max's [[HumongousMecha battroid]] [[DressingAsTheEnemy in a Zentradi uniform]]. He stows his comrades into the coat's pockets, but teases Hikaru/Rick and Misa/Lisa by putting them in the same pocket to give them some "privacy".
* Played straight multiple times and subverted once in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''. In the manga (and second movie of the anime), Tomoyo (and Meiling) often make excuses to disappear when Syaoran gets close to confessing his love to Sakura. Subverted once with Sakura and Yukito in the Path of Stars; everyone makes sure they enter together alone, Eriol even holds off his mischief for a while, but the talk that ensues is Yukito turning Sakura down and helping her realize that she loves him as family.
* Near the end of ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', the other [=GGG=] members keep Mamoru from going with Gai and Mikoto to her parents' grave, knowing that anything they say there (and afterwards) is likely going to be very private.
* In ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', when Rosette walks away from her group to find Chrono in a carnival, [[TheMatchmaker Azmaria]] makes up an excuse to Satella for why they shouldn't follow, when her motivation is really so Chrono and Rosette can have a moment alone together.
* Done in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' episode 46. After [[TheStoic Heero]] learns Relena's on Libra, he goes to get her. Duo wants the Gundam Pilots to go after him, but the others decide not to, with Quatre adding, "Besides, let's leave the two of them alone." Note that Quatre has a ''smile'' on his face when he says that. [[ShipperOnDeck He probably knows something that the rest of the pilots don't]].
* Chapter 255 of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has a hugely smiling Konoka speedily vacating the room with Setsuna after [[ShipTease Asuna insisted that she be the one to rub the healing salve on Negi's]], partly healed, [[ShirtlessScene shirtless body]].
* In episode 23 of ''Anime/ShinMazinger'', the ''Narrator'' tries to pull this on Kouji and Sayaka as they're doing [[BelligerentSexualTension their usual thing]], but they [[NoFourthWall overhear him]] just before the scene changes.
* In ''{{Anime/Vandread}}'' one of the characters arranges for the lovebirds to be LockedInARoom together. Although they thoughtfully installed cameras beforehand...
** ... and broadcast the feed live across the whole ship, to boot.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': an injured Takagi is alone in a hospital room with Sato, certain that any moment now, a MomentKiller will walk through the door. Thankfully, unknown to him, the Detective Boys shoo away the visitors under the pretense he needs his rest, and they can't help but to peek in the room when he and Sato share a very {{Squee}}-enducing kiss.
** This was also done by Kazuha Toyama in the Shiragami-sama case. It was bad news for Shinichi though: [[spoiler:He was about to shrink back into Conan when Ran was still with him. Heiji tried to help him escape, but Kazuha invoked the trope.]]
* Hilariously averted in the manga version of ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', where Tohru and Kyo are going about their morning doing normal things, but being a little TOO embarrased about brushing hands together when reaching for something and the like. Yuki, upon witnessing the two, suddenly feels the need to get up and leave. Not to give them privacy so much as to just get the hell out of the [[TastesLikeDiabetes sugar-laden-atmosphere.]]
* It happens at the end of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'', when Athrun senses that Kira is going to cry and he drags Cagalli out of the room to leave his friend alone with Lacus. Cagalli protests.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': [[LoveFreak Amelia]] does this with Zelgadis to give Lina and Gourry room after a fight with Halcyform.
* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood'': After stumbling upon a romantic moment between his new HeterosexualLifePartner and said partner's VictoriousChildhoodFriend, Speedwagon wisely decides to [[MemeticMutation withdraw coolly]].
* ''Anime/PhantomQuestCorp'': Nanami invokes this near the end of the final episode, when she sees [[HeldGaze the look between Ayaka and Detective Karino]] and ushers Rokkon away to give them their privacy.
-->'''Rokkon:''' (''confused by Nanami pushing him away'') Um, Ms. Nanami...?\\
'''Nanami:''' (''smiling'') Let's go, 'Big Stuff'. This show's WAY over!
* After the funeral for [[spoiler: Shirley's father]] in ''Anime/CodeGeass'', the student council members are left standing in the graveyard. Everyone quickly withdraws to give Lelouch and Shirley some space, though [[CoolBigSis Milly]] has to manhandle Rivals out of the graveyard.
* ''Manga/ItazuraNaKiss'': When Kotoko and Naoki have an argument during [[spoiler: their honeymoon]], Mrs. Irie is taking a video of their makeup kiss but she's dragged away by her husband to leave them ''finally'' alone.
* In ''Anime/{{Charlotte}}'', the early red herring love interest's friend pulls one of these, leaving her and Yuu free to eat alone together after school.
* [[spoiler:The {{Heel Face Turn}}ed Witch of the Waste]] does this to Markl in the movie version of ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle''. She pulls him away while Howl and Sophie are having their moment.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* A more mature version occurs in ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck, Chapter 8B: The Prisoner of White Agony Creek'': After taking a party to "[[UnwantedRescue rescue]]" Goldie from Scrooge, Judge Roy Bean wisely decides they do '''''not''''' want to interrupt, because "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar what's going on in that cabin]] is ''not'' a hanging offense in Langtry, Texas, or anywhere else! Thank gosh!"
* ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'': Ives goes out of his way to make sure Tim and Stephanie get time on their own on multiple occasions over the years.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', ''Nagato'' of all people enforces this at one point.
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' fanfic ''Isn't Life Strange,'' Doc half-jokingly suggests this to Zach when they see Shane and Niko having a happy moment, despite both of them being laid up in Sickbay.
* Played with in the first part of the FanFic/ElementalChessTrilogy. The military personnel, all of whom were privy to [[spoiler:Roy and Riza's WackyMarriageProposal]], attempt to give them some privacy in a compartment on the train back to Central... except for the members of the Mustang unit, who left communications equipment in there with them and are listening intently to the conversation.
* ''FanFic/DeathAndKer'' features several scenes in which Shinjiro, observing the burgeoning romance between Akihiko and Mitsuru, finds a way to slip away unnoticed and leave them alone together. It almost approaches the level of a running gag, as it's inevitably followed by one or the other of them wondering where the hell he went.
* In ''FanFic/TomorrowsDoom'', during the beach outing, everyone decides to go out for a walk and leave Yoko and Kenta alone in the bungalow, expecting the two to hit it off. And they do.
* In the ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'', Jazz has a tendency to do this when [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Danny]] and Sam have a moment.
* Subverted in ''FanFic/JusPrimaeNoctis''. After [[LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero Louise]] realizes she just did this with Siesta and Henrietta, she runs back to interrupt.
* Lampshaded in ''Fanfic/OutOfTheDeadLand'': when Sam and Natasha start up a conspicuously loud conversation with each other while giving Steve and Bucky room to have a private talk, Steve remarks, "Nice of them to let us know they're not listening."
* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Everyone quickly leaves after Asuka's birthday party is over since they're fully aware of [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex what Shinji and Asuka are planning to do]] when they go to bed.
* Lampshaded in ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]''. Dorian observes that Victoria is in the courtyard garden with Mahanon and Cassandra, but is desperately trying to find something else to occupy her attention so that she can do exactly this for them.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In the ''Aladdin'' sequel, ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', Iago shoos Genie, Rajah, and Abu away from Jasmine and Aladdin, loudly and obnoxiously, as he does everything. It's an attempt to make them trust him ([[BecomingTheMask maybe]]).
* Inverted at the end of ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' where [[spoiler:[[MightyWhitey Milo]]]] and [[spoiler:[[TheHighQueen Kida]]]] both run off from their subjects and climb up a large rock structure as the stone face representing [[spoiler:[[Creator/LeonardNimoy Kida's dead father]]]] flies away into the sky.
* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' has this invoked by the King to make sure that the Prince can spend more time with Cinderella without gawkers and to eventually propose to her.
* During ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'', Anna returns to Hans for help against the curse on her, telling him: "[[TrueLovesKiss Hans, you have to kiss me]]." The servants and aristocrats present immediately vacate the room. [[spoiler:Had they stayed, though, they might have been able to stop Hans from attempting to murder Anna...]]
* At the end of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', the villagers crowdsurf Quasimodo away from the cathedral, but Esmeralda and Phoebus stay behind.
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Simba has Timon and Pumbaa excused so he could be alone with Nala.
* In ''{{Disney/Pocahontas}}'', Grandmother Willow closes her leaves like a curtain while the main couple are about to kiss.
** Meeko also pulls one off by preventing Flit from getting in the way. It's one of the few respectable actions [[{{Jerkass}} Meeko]] does in this movie.
* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': When Flynn and Rapunzel seem to be about to kiss near the end of the floating lanterns scene, Pascal turns pink and covers his eyes. Kinda subverted, though, when he immediately peeks between his fingers.
* Parodied in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', when Jane sketches a rendition of Tarzan on a blackboard and begins staring wistfully into the drawing.
-->'''Professor:''' Oh, shall I leave you and the... ''blackboard'' alone for a moment?
* In ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', [[spoiler:M-O shoos the other robots away from EVE and WALL•E as they're reunited.]] In a nice bit of ParentalBonus, you can see one of the robots in the background peek back and try to watch before being dragged off by M-O.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'': Link, Neo, Trinity and the Kid are all on an elevator together. When the door opens, Link says, "Let's go, Kid. These two got things to do." As soon as the door closes again, Neo and Trinity start kissing.
* In ''Film/SenseAndSensibility'', when Eleanor bursts out crying at the news that Edward [[spoiler:is not married]], her mother and sisters look at each other, gobsmacked for a moment, and then hurriedly vacate the room.
* In ''Film/TheAmericanPresident'', when President Shephard and Sydney Ellen Wade are about to reconcile, A.J. announces, "If anyone needs me, I'll be in the Lincoln bedroom, giving oxygen to Lewis."
* In the film version of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix,'' Ron, Hermione, and the rest of Dumbledore's Army pull one of these as Harry confronts Cho at Christmas.
* ''Film/MeanGirls'' invokes this trope hilariously when Damian whispers "Man candy, stage right!" and grabs Janice to run off while Aaron comes over to Cady. They then completely subvert the trope by [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments running back seconds later, kidnapping one of Cady's certificates to a pancake house, and then leave again.]]
-->'''Janice''': ''(grabs the certificate)'' Thanks, suckah!
-->'''Damian''': PEACE! ''(they run off)''
* [[BadassInANiceSuit Arthur]] tries to invoke this with Ariadne in ''Film/{{Inception}}'' when [[spoiler: Fischer's projections are looking for him]]. It doesn't work, but it's [[ShipTease very smooth on Arthur's part]].
-->'''Arthur:''' Quick, give me a kiss.
-->[She kisses him and then looks around]
-->'''Ariadne:''' They're still looking at us.
-->'''Arthur:''' Yeah, it was worth a shot.
* In ''Film/{{Fireproof}}'', Kirk Cameron's character's best friend shoos the other firemen away from the door in order to let the protagonist and his wife enjoy their reconciliation in peace.
* Played with in ''Film/SpiderMan1,'' when Peter Parker and Mary Jane visit Aunt May in the hospital. Since she's in a hospital bed, Aunt May cannot leave, but in order to give Peter and Mary Jane some time to talk she pretends to be asleep.
* Jokingly referred to in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' when Deanna walks in on Picard showing Data how feeling the prototype warp ship ''Phoenix'' helps him appreciate it.
--> '''Deanna:''' Would you three like to be alone?
* ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'': Bruce and Kitka's making out prompts Robin to turn the hidden camera off. Not to mention the kissing couple in the opening credits. And in a fairly extreme example, Batman refrains from [[DunkingTheBomb dropping]] the CartoonBomb on the couple in the rowboat.
* 1947 ''Film/{{Cinderella|1947}}'': The king announces the wedding, but as the Prince and Zolushka hold hands and gaze at each other, the Prince notes that Zolushka hasn't said she loves him. The king then ushers everyone out of the room, saying that he hates it when gawkers intrude on romantic resolutions, and that's the last we see of the prince and Zolushka/Cinderella.

* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': Snicket does this to the readers in ''The Slippery Slope''.
* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'':
** Subverted when Mr. Collins tries to get Lizzy to marry him. Mrs. Bennet, picking up on his intentions, is all too eager to shoo her daughters out and clear the room. Lizzy, who also knows what's coming up and ''really'' wants to avoid it if at all possible, frantically begs her to stay where she's at.
** Mrs. Bennet does this in a painfully obvious fashion, in hopes that Mr. Bingley will finally get over himself and propose to Jane. The funny comes when Mrs. Bennet attempts to make "subtle" let's-get-out-of-here motions to her daughter Kitty... who doesn't understand what her mother's up to and naively (and loudly) [[IDoNotSpeakNonverbal asks her mother why she's winking at her]] in such a strange fashion.
** A few days later, Mr. Bingley cheerfully asks Mrs. Bennet to suggest a ''nice long walk'' for Darcy and Elizabeth to go on, and then immediately suggests that Kitty would not want to go with them, in a manner that can only be considered subtle when compared to Mrs. Bennet.
* In ''Literature/DragonBlood'', the protagonists all innocently point out that Ward ''has'' to share a tent with the woman he's in love with ... for perfectly rational reasons, of course. It is simply the most efficient tent-sharing option. Or so they tell him. He's a bit shy about it, but his lover likes the idea.
* In Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Transcendence]]'', when Phaethon reunites with Daphne, Helion and Atkins turn away on their own, but must make Diomedes leave them all; Diomedes, coming from the asexual Neputanians, finds it very interesting to watch.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Hermione does this in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''--leaving, and dragging the less perceptive Ron away with her--to give Harry time alone with Cho.
** She does it again in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' to allow Ginny to give Harry his birthday present. Unfortunately, this time Ron got away from her.
* In ''Literature/TheLostWorld1995'', Thorne uses this as an excuse to get everyone except Sarah and Ian out of the trailers, not long before the parent T-rexes appear and push the trailers over a cliff.
* In Creator/LMMontgomery's ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' series, Marilla does this at one point to leave Gilbert and Anne alone together. Anne sees right through it and is furious with her, because of course, she and Gilbert are JustFriends.
* In the novelization of ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'', Nuwanda asks them to show the garden to the second girl. The ones who understand quickly push the others outside.
* {{Invoked}} in ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' by a Mesan Alliance agent, who takes advantage of the fact that he's publicly engaged to his (secret) contact to get privacy in which to report to her.
* In ''[[Literature/AbramsDaughters Abram's Daughters]]'', an Amish romance/Christian fiction series, all the courtships are conducted in secrecy in keeping with Amish custom. Even close family members can only guess who is seeing whom.
* In ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky'', Miss Tick makes a big deal out of "[[INeedToGoIronMyDog going to look at an interesting stone]]" when Roland wants to talk to Tiffany. Tiffany, who doesn't feel that way about Roland at all, is not happy with the implication.

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Bronn quickly excuses himself in "Baelor" when Tyrion and Shae begin to get busy ''while he's still there''.
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Chloe has does this so many times for Clark and Lana that we've lost count.
* In ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' Charlie and Amita use this trope to give Larry the opportunity to ask Megan out.
-->'''Charlie''':Hey, you said we were supposed to do something earlier, remember?
-->'''Charlie''':Ya'know, you said it let's go.
-->'''Amita''': R-right! Bye! (both leave)
-->'''Megan''': What was that all about?
-->'''Larry''':[[LampshadeHanging A very crude attempt at lending privacy.]]
* In ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', Echo starts helping Bennet with the reconstruction of Caroline's wedge, but quickly makes an excuse to leave the room once Topher joins them. [[spoiler:It doesn't end well. (Although in Bennet's final moments, she and Topher ''did'' have a RelationshipUpgrade.)]]
* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Jaynestown," Simon and Kaylee are getting drunk in the bar and basically having a Moment. [[TheCaptain Mal]] comes up to them and almost [[MomentKiller ruins the mood]] by telling them it's time to leave and come up with a plan. When Kaylee meaningfully tells him that "things are going well," he [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold tells them to stay in the bar together to keep an eye on Jayne.]] Of course, Mal ''does'' ruin the mood the next morning by kicking them awake from their SleepCute position.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': After everyone (finally) finds out about Monica and Chandler, Joey doesn't even offer an excuse and just quotes this trope word for word. Ross, Monica's older brother, is not amused.
* The Power Rangers are all used to sitting together, so when Tommy and Katherine are on a date in one episode of ''[[Series/PowerRangersZeo Zeo]]'', Tanya has to stop the other Rangers from joining them at their table.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': When Parker is jealous of Hardison's attraction to one of their clients, Sophie tells Parker she should confess her feelings and leaves them alone together. Parker CannotSpitItOut, but Hardison understands and basically lets her know that he's willing to wait.
* On ''{{Series/NCIS}}'', [=McGee=] does to Tony and Ziva in "Reunion." After Ziva suggests something to solve the case Tony and [=McGee=] are working on, Tony and Ziva end up having [[HeldGaze an intimate staring contest]]. [=McGee=] awkwardly excuses himself from the room with an INeedToIronMyDog excuse.
-->'''[=McGee=]:''' And... I'm gonna go do that... after I get a Nutter Butter. ''(eyeroll, leaves)''
** [=McGee=] does this again with Ms. Hart and Gibbs.
-->'''[=McGee=]:''' (awkwardly): I am... going to go get a haircut.'' ([=McGee=] leaves)''
* In a third season episode of ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}},'' Arthur tries to signal to Merlin that he wants some alone time with Guinevere. Merlin ends up running off in a fake panic about wolves in the forest.
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Hell Bent" includes a unique variant of this trope. The Doctor has just revealed to Clara that he spent 4 1/2 ''billion'' years in a bespoke torture chamber, in order to create the circumstance where [[spoiler: she could be pulled out of tume a moment before her death]]. Clara is thunderstruck by this revelation and appears to undergo a form of LoveRevelationEpiphany, leading her to tell the Doctor that there is something important she must tell him. As she starts, the camera pans away from them and in fact leaves the vicinity completely; we are treated to a lovely view of Gallifrey's citadel and a reprise of Clara's {{leitmotif}} and when we return, Clara has said her piece.
** Referenced in "School Reunion" in reference to the Doctor/TARDIS CargoShip, as Rose and Sarah Jane discuss the Doctor's pecadillos:
--->'''Sarah Jane''': Does he still...stroke parts of the TARDIS?\\
'''Rose'''''(laughing)'': Yes, yes! I'm like, "Do you two want to be left alone?"
** Played with at the end of "Amy's Choice", when Amy and Rory exchange their BigDamnKiss.
--->'''Doctor''': So, where to now? Or do you want me to pop down to the swimming pool for a few lengths?
* On an episode of ThirdRockFromTheSun, when Tommy's girlfriend comes over, Dick and Sally make obvious, hasty exits to give them space alone in the living room, but Harry doesn't seem to be aware of this trope until:
--> '''Tommy:''' Um, Harry?
--> '''Harry:''' Hmmm? Oh, I was just trying to stagger my exit, for a more NATURAL effect. (gets up and strolls out of the room casually whistling)
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': By the start of season 2, Matt Murdock and Karen Page are becoming a bit more attracted to each other, often flirting whenever they're alone or Foggy steps aside to handle something else. Finally, by "Penny and Dime," when the trio is leaving Josie's after watching the news of Frank Castle's arrest, Foggy makes an early departure clearly intent on giving Matt and Karen [[RelationshipUpgrade a moment]].
-->'''Foggy Nelson:''' Careful, Matt.
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' What's that?
-->'''Foggy Nelson:''' You keep going like this, you just might end up happy. And for a Catholic boy, that's a pretty dangerous thing.
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend I don't know what you're talking about.]] ''[Foggy pats him on the shoulder]''
-->'''Foggy Nelson:''' Godspeed, Matt Murdock. ''[Karen comes out]''
-->'''Karen Page:''' Hey! Where next?
-->'''Foggy Nelson:''' Home. I'm gonna sleep for a week. Someone had the awful idea of doing shots! ''[Karen giggles as Foggy removes his newspaper from his briefcase to use as an umbrella]'' I think I've had enough excitement for one evening.
-->'''Karen Page:''' 'Kay...
-->'''Foggy Nelson:''' See you two in the morning! ''[dashes off into the rain]''
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' See ya, Fog.
-->'''Karen Page:''' Bye!
-->''[Karen smiles at Matt. She looks up at the sky, and then sticks her left hand out to see how hard the rain is coming down]''
-->'''Karen Page:''' [[HappyRain Do you mind the rain?]]
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' No. ''[Karen slips her right hand into his left hand, lacing her fingers with his]''
-->'''Karen Page:''' [[RomanticRain Then I'll walk you home.]] ''[Karen giggles as she leads Matt away]''
* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Luke is eating breakfast with Bobby Fish at the diner where Claire's mom works. When Claire drops by and approaches Luke, he has a hard time remembering where he last met her (given [[Recap/JessicaJones2015S1E13AKASmile the circumstances]]). When he does finally recognize her, Bobby immediately reads the mood and decides to leave the two alone.

* Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas' "Little Children" was about a wannabe Romeo trying to convince his girlfriend's siblings to leave the two of them alone.

* Used hilariously by Ben Franklin in ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'' when Martha Jefferson arrives to "cheer up" her husband.
* Tragic variant in ''Theatre/LaBoheme'': Rodolfo is tending to the dying Mimi, and Colline goes out to sell his coat for medicine. As he leaves, he asks Schaunard to come along:
-->'''Colline:''' Schaunard, each in a different way, let us put together two acts of kindness. I, this; and you--leave them alone together!
* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': Cyrano invokes this trope in Act II Scene V when Roxane and her Duenna meet him at the bakery of the poets (Roxane's Duenna is supposed to be her chaperone). Cyrano bribes the Duenna with pastries and asks her to eat them in the street, so he can have some privacy with Roxane.
--> '''Cyrano''' ''(filling her arms with the bags):'' Pleasure me then; go eat them all in the street.
--> '''The Duenna:''' But...
--> '''Cyrano''' ''(pushing her out):'' And come not back till the very last crumb be eaten!
--> ''(He shuts the door, comes down toward Roxane, and, uncovering, stands at a respectful distance from her.)''
** Then, right in the middle of their emotionally-charged conversation:
--> '''The Duenna:''' (re-entering) "I've finished the cakes, monsieur!"
--> '''Cyrano:''' "Then go out and read the poetry!"
* Doc makes this speech in the third act of ''Theatre/TheMostHappyFella'', which leads into "Song of a Summer Night." After the song Tony and Rosabella are indeed left alone, though they have a nasty lover's quarrel instead.
* In ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance'', the sisters want to give Frederic and Mabel privacy but don't want to leave them unchaperoned. So they decide to "shut their eyes and TalkAboutTheWeather" in the form of a very silly patter song. (While peeking.)

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', just after Tidus and Yuna share a BigDamnKiss, Kimahri is revealed to be watching from the shoreline. He smiles, then just turns and leaves to give them some privacy.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess,'' Gor Coron and the Ordon kids leave the room when [[spoiler: Ilia regains her memories of Link]]. Talo needs to be yanked away from the window.
* At a big celebration party in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', the player can sneak into Sakuya's tree and discover Kushi and Susano (the brewer and the lush, how fitting!) enjoying the scenery. However, there's no one to stop you from interrupting, save a few pointed remarks from the couple - in the end, Issun has to do the job himself and scold Ammy into leaving.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', [[spoiler:near the end of the game, Luke and Tear share a moment on the Albiore's deck while Noelle keeps Mieu from spying on them.]]
* In a chapter of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe FireEmblem: Rekka no Ken]]'', the party decides to split up to avoid attracting attention, leaving Eliwood and Ninian alone. Even though it was Eliwood who called for everyone to separate, Lyn was going for this trope and dragging along an oblivious Hector. It could even work as a twofer use of this trope, depending who you [[ShipToShipCombat ship]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'', Ranulf teasingly considers enacting this trope, though he is already interrupting Ike and Elincia's [[MomentKiller moment alone]].
-->'''Unknown (Ranulf)''': Oooh, what a romantic setting. Makes it hard to make an appearance! I guess I could just leave you two...
* In the ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' DLC module "Lair of the Shadow Broker," after the Shadow Broker's dealt with and Shepard and Liara start talking about their relationship again, Feron and Shepard's other companion beat a hasty retreat to leave them alone.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' likes playing this one for laughs with resident SickeninglySweethearts Toshiie Maeda and his wife Matsu. When one rescues the other from Yukimura at one point, they get so romantic he becomes embarrassed and wonders if he should leave them alone and come back later.
** In a separate incident in ''Samurai Heroes'', after fighting the player army to a standstill for a time by constantly healing each other with food, the couple exchange compliments and retreat, prompting an allied general to muse "I wonder where they're going?" followed by a cutscene of the camera panning over secluded storehouses, flirty laughter in the background... [[spoiler: they're having a picnic.]]
* Happens twice in ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}''. Once, Elh scolds Red for having no sense when [[spoiler:Béluga gives Merveille a hologram of flowers]] and drags him out of the room. The lovebirds in question don't seem to notice. The second time, Chocolat refuses to allow [[spoiler:Opéra, Cyan, and Princess Theria]] to open the door, [[spoiler:when Red and Elh make up after he got fangirled to death by Theria, Alicia, and Toffee]] after winning the Prairie Kingdom Cup. Unfortunately, this time the door is rather thin and Chocolat is being a little loud, so the two overhear her just fine and are a little embarrassed.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'', Dart and Rose are lost overboard after the party visits the haunted ship. When they rejoin the party everyone yells at Dart to get upstairs and see Shana. Meru declares herself the official guard to keep anyone from interrupting the two lovebirds. She herself is then caught spying at the door, her justification being she has no knowledge of romantic relationships and is trying to learn more about them. Cue a very embarrassed Meru being caught when Dart opens the door.

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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', Annie [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=245 skillfully extracts herself]] from Kat and Alistair's presence.
** Later on, Kat [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=786 skillfully extracts Annie and herself]] from Andrew and Parley's presence.
* In [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2006-09-20 this strip]] from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Grace removes herself (and Tedd) from the balcony as [[spoiler: Nanase and Ellen]] are about to upgrade.
* Emotionally discreet as [[TheSpock Vaarsuvius]] is, s/he still is the one to have everyone vacate the room where Elan and Haley are about to share their first kiss in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.
* An unusual case: in ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}'', the first night that Rumy stayed with Rikk and Ally after the three of them decided to resolve their love triangle by [[MarryThemAll Rikk having a relationship with Rumy as well as Ally]], Ally loudly announced that she would be studying for her nursing exams with death metal playing on her iPod, while Rikk and Rumy were together in the bedroom.
-->'''Ally''': Was 'at too subtle?
-->'''Rikk''': It erred on the side of clarity.
-->'''Ally''': Then one more thing, 'cause I know you. Do not check up on me if y' think she's asleep. You need to make her your world tonight. You both need to trust I'm as cool with this as I say I am. I know that's tough for you, but [[EarnYourHappyEnding happy endings ain't for wimps.]]
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', it's not because the others are nice, but [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100906 because they are scared to stay]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Inverloch}}'', Neirenn drags Acheron out to fetch water (when she could easily conjure some with magic) so that Varden and Lei'ella can have a private chat [[spoiler:as Lei'ella recovers from nearly being killed]]. Of course, Neirenn sneaks back to ''eavesdrop'' a minute later.

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* ''Roleplay/DeptHeavenApocrypha'' subverts this; Fia would really, really, ''really'' like to leave [[spoiler:her demon and Meria]] to themselves, but since [[spoiler:the demon is possessing ''her'']], she can't. HilarityEnsues.
* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. when Nora notices Jaune and Pyrrha alone together she immediately drags Ren on a different path to make sure they won't interrupt them.
* Attempted in episode 35 of ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'', when the rest of Vox Machina tries to give Vax and Keyleth a moment alone by Whitestone's Sun Tree. Only none of their players can leave the table, so instead [[CrowningMomentOfFunny they all hide their faces in their hands and clothes]].

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' did this with a ''casserole and a stink cloud''.
* Jake suggests this trope in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' between Finn and Flame Princess when Finn asked if he wanted to join in on the fun.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Happy Birthday, Isabella", Ferb does this so that Phineas and Isabella can spend some time alone.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'''s "Routine," Odd seems to have disappeared when Ulrich saves Yumi. It is unknown if he had seen Ulrich and Yumi [[AlmostKiss almost kiss]] or if he was busy with monsters on Lyoko. One implication is that he had seen it, given that he ribs his roommate by saying "It wasn't all that boring on Lyoko, was it, Ulrich?"
* Early in the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Bubble Buddies", Steven asks the other Crystal Gems not to spy on him trying to talk to a girl he wants to get to know because it'll "mess up my funky flow". At the end of the episode, Amethyst and Pearl rush to introduce themselves to Steven's new friend Connie, only for Garnet to drag them away, telling them "[[BrickJoke Don't mess with his funky flow]]."

[[folder: Real Life ]]
* There's an old Hollywood urban legend that tells of an actor and actress filming a passionate love scene. The director says cut...and they don't stop. Everyone else then quietly leaves the studio.