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Start with a wedding, going along more or less as expected. As things approach "I do", everyone turns to the back of the church. There, banging on the glass and calling the name of the bride or groom, is the interloper.

The trope name comes from the UrExample at the climax of ''TheGraduate''. Most of these examples are straight parodies and/or HomageShot (s); the rest are copies of copies due to PopCulturalOsmosis (ala PietaPlagiarism).

Usually part and parcel with the WeddingDeadline.

If you're looking for the ''other'' ''Film/TheGraduate'' Homage Shot, see BetweenMyLegs.
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* The famous series of UK Renault ads, "Papa and Nicole" ended this way. For added randomness, the groom and guy Nicole runs off with are [[Series/TheSmellOfReevesAndMortimer Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer]].
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* For a non-anime-specific trope, this one shows up in a ''ton'' of Anime (especially ones from the '80s); obviously [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff the movie went over big]] in Japan.
* One episode of ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' plays this one ''just'' like the movie [[spoiler: except it wasn't a wedding, just the rehearsal - the girl was replacing her older sister, who was the real bride but couldn't attend that session]] also notable for continuing the homage with them running away and the scene on the bus.
* The climax of the first ''UruseiYatsura'' movie finds Lum pounding on a stained-glass rosette and calling "Darling!!" (they get on a bus too, but it's not really a homage).
* ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' {{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}VA #6 has Kei (in nun disguise) pounding away from the choir loft at Yuri's wedding. In this case, she isn't trying to move in on either half of the couple. She just needs to warn Yuri that the groom's "family" is on to them.
* Ogami and Sumire's super-combo animation in ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' shows him crashing her wedding and eloping with her on a moped.
* The LiveActionAdaptation of ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'' has Onizuka do this to a teacher one of his students has a crush on; subverted when she refuses to confess her feelings.
* [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/241443/ This piece of promotional artwork]] (warning: large file) for ''Manga/LuckyStar'' parodies the scene from ''TheGraduate'' right down to the costumes.
* Homaged in ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'''s OP.
* Happens in ''Anime/TanteiOperaMilkyHolmes'' when Milky Holmes - Sherlock + Claris and G4 try to stop Sherlock's wedding to Prince Pero. Kokoro, of course, shouts "Dumbass!" into the church.
* The climax of the ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'' anime is a stunning example of this trope, despite not technically involving a wedding: [[spoiler: Shizuma]] crashes the Etoile ceremony, declares her love for [[spoiler: Nagisa]], and carries her off to frolick in a meadow, all with the greatest possible {{Melodrama}}.
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[[folder:Film]]
* {{Trope Namer|s}}, of course, is the wedding scene from ''Film/TheGraduate'', pictured and quoted above.
* Used in ''Film/WaynesWorld 2'' (Wayne interrupts the wrong wedding). Then does it again at the right wedding (being held at the same church as the film it is parodying) Much hilarity ensues.
* Not a wedding, but Sam of ''Film/LoveActually'' does this when he spots his crush from a glass-walled walkway suspended nearby her terminal at the airport. Though the shot is on the other side of the glass and a medium close-up, not even the audience can hear him. If you listen really, ''really'' hard... yeah, maybe just my imagination.
* In ''Film/SavingFace'' a woman rescues her mother from marrying a man she isn't in love with in this way.
* Creator/SteveMartin does this in ''TheLonelyGuy'', only to find out he's burst in on the wrong wedding. [[spoiler: The bride still calls it off.]]
* Subverted in an interesting way in ''Film/BubbleBoy'', after Jimmy stops the wedding between Chloe and [[JerkAss Mark]] (rather anti-climatically for laughs) and "[[DisneyDeath dies]]" [[spoiler:from not having an Immune System]]. Jimmy's Mother is the one winding up pulling off the signature pose by banging on the window of the Church upon seeing her son die.
* In a deleted scene from ''Film/{{UHF}}'', George (Music/WeirdAlYankovic) goes to the dentist's office where his girlfriend works, and sees the receptionist, Elaine. Before he goes in, George bangs on the window shouting "ELAINE!" Cut to Elaine saying "I hate when he does that."
* Done in ''Film/TheOtherSister'' with Daniel interrupting Carla's sister's wedding in order to profess his love for Carla. It's slightly different, in that he appears from the side of the church and slides down a streamer. It's also noteworthy that Carla and Daniel, in some scenes throughout the movie, are watching ''Film/TheGraduate'' on TV.
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[[folder:LiveActionTV]]
* Parodied in ''Series/{{Monk}}'', when the main character interrupts two weddings in one episode by yelling the bride's name and banging on a door. Same priest, same bride, mostly the same guests, same guy lets him in.
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[[folder:Music Video]]
* In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zftcZYdOl3Y video]] for the Train song "Save Me, San Francisco," the male protagonist gets a text message from his beloved Elaine telling him she's getting married that day. He drives across San Francisco to the church, bursts in and shouts out his objection - only to find that Elaine and her bride have already said their vows.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'' does this, complete with the "ELAINE!" cry.
** Though it is merely '''one''' of the dialogue options in this scene.
** Bonus points for the bride's name ''actually being'' Elaine, though, even if it was an afterthought.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Parodied in an episode of ''TheSimpsons'' with Grandpa Simpson. He breaks through the glass and falls to the floor below and keeps yelling. This instance takes it a step further by including a ''Sounds of Silence'' parody. Quite possibly a reference: In the filming of the wedding scene for ''The Graduate'', the church they filmed the scene in was, in fact, concerned that in banging on the window Creator/DustinHoffman would do just that, which is why he extends his arms the way he does (he reasoned that just flapping his hands at the end of his wrists like that wouldn't put enough pressure to break) and gives everyone the impression that the director wanted him to be a messianic figure there. Ben using a giant cross as a weapon in the famous scene doesn't really counter that impression.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "[[Recap/TeenTitansS3E3Betrothed Betrothed]]"; in the midst of fighting to get to Starfire to tell her that she's being tricked into her wedding, Robin shouts her name from behind a window to attract her attention.
* When WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} gets assigned to writing a fictional story starring people she knows, her first idea involves Jane interrupting Kevin's and Brittany's wedding and ends with [[CrackPairing Jane and Kevin]] escaping on a bus. The animators even went so far as to [[ArtShift shift to letterbox]] while showing their insecure expressions, probably to simulate a VHS or TV broadcast of ''The Graduate'' in which only the opening and ending credits appear in widescreen.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' with a Bar Mitzvah in "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein".
* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' had this in an episode where Phil tries to marry Birdgirl. Harvey arrives to stop the wedding, not because he loves Birdgirl, but because Phil is actually her father. However, there is no glass, and Harvey tumbles off the balcony when he tries to pound on it.
* The ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Bride to Beat" does this at the end when Bloo crashes a wedding in which he thought was Mac's.
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