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I'm sorry, but is this a joke? Who in their right mind would consider the couple in the current image to be elderly?

I rather like the top half of this image from The Golden Girls (This was my first choice, but unfortunately, it was the biggest one I could find).

Current picture for reference:

Well, they're sort of Hollywood Elderly... The image is also rather high quality.

However, I prefer the suggestion.
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 4 Willbyr, Sun, 13th May '12 9:58:39 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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I can tell that Adama and Ross are older, but the top half of the OP suggestion is better at actually showing the trope.
They might be older, but not OLD. This trope seems to suggest white haired, wrinkled people and these people look like they're in their 50s, at most (the woman could pass for being in her 40s).

edited 14th May '12 10:54:29 AM by redhed311

So is this for any old couple, or just a couple who met when they were old?
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I think it's supposed to refer to characters who fell in love at an older age. However, at the risk of igniting JAFAAC or "Does Not Illustrate" arguments, I think that showing the elderly couple without any context that they fell in love later in life would probably be OK.

Here's the picture cropped:

[1]

Perhaps this thread will actually get some responses if I suggest a few more images?

Another Golden Girls image: [1]

And I think that live action images would work best here, but here are a whole bunch from The Simpsons:

[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

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I like that Golden Girls one — it shows they aren't merely an elderly couple who have always been together since youth.
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Too lewd? (the applicable panel should be obvious)
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 12 Willbyr, Wed, 6th Jun '12 9:09:43 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Yes...amusing, but yes.
Yeah, it's probably a bit much. Funny, though.

A few Real Life images (because the current image is still driving me nuts). I found these using the terms "elderly couple marriage" and "elderly couple wedding":

My favorite: [1]

More: [2] [3] [4] [5]

Now that it's obvious that these couples got together later in life, can we finally pick something? I know I'm being pushy, but the couple in the current image doesn't even look old enough to get the senior discount at Hometown Buffet! Not to mention that these images will provide many more amusing and clever captions.

edited 17th Jul '12 9:22:02 AM by redhed311

 15 Willbyr, Tue, 17th Jul '12 9:22:24 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Since I can't look at any of the suggestions right now - do we have enough good ones for a crowner?
 16 Shadow Hog, Tue, 17th Jul '12 9:59:00 AM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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I think so. Gonna agree with redhed 311, 14.1 is best of that batch. (Direct link, since it probably won't stay on that site's page 2 forever.)

edited 17th Jul '12 10:00:05 AM by ShadowHog

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14.1 shows two very clearly elderly people getting married happily; I prefer it to the others in this thread. At 300px:

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 18 Willbyr, Tue, 17th Jul '12 10:36:24 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Perfect.
Looks good.

 20 Willbyr, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 1:20:19 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Bump; any other thoughts?
 21 Elbruno, Wed, 25th Jul '12 10:39:00 PM from South Spexico, North Antarctica Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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 22 Willbyr, Thu, 26th Jul '12 2:24:13 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Good enough. It's up and tagged; caption at will. Locking up.
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