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* The ''Website/DeviantArt'' comic ''[[https://www.deviantart.com/nintendrawer/gallery/8042216/meet-zah-marios Meet zah Marios]]'' made by artist Nintendrawer, is all about [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Luigi taking Daisy]] to meet his parents. The previous comic ''[[https://www.deviantart.com/nintendrawer/gallery/381984/i-d-like-you-to-meet- I'd like you to meet...]]'' had an accidental example when Daisy's parents visit her house right during her first date with Luigi, and the poor plumber gets off with the wrong foot with Daisy's father.


** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': Parodied. Thanos the Mad Titan is a galactic conqueror and his "children" are kidnapped members of species he has culled. When Thanos is in the process of capturing his favorite daughter, Gamora, he meets Peter Quill, and treats it like a perfectly ordinary MeetTheInLaws situation.

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** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': Parodied. Thanos the Mad Titan is a galactic conqueror and his "children" are kidnapped members of species he has culled. When Thanos is in the process of capturing his favorite daughter, Gamora, he meets Peter Quill, and treats it like a perfectly ordinary MeetTheInLaws Meet The In-laws situation.


-->'''Odin''': She does not belong here in Asgard any more than a goat belongs at a banquet table!\\

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-->'''Odin''': --->'''Odin''': She does not belong here in Asgard any more than a goat belongs at a banquet table!\\


* A major subplot of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' is Jane Foster of Earth meeting Thor's parents, Odin and Frigga of Asgard. It's only slightly complicated by the fact that Asgardians are gods of Myth/NorseMythology and that any relationship Thor and Jane could have is a MayflyDecemberRomance; the real problem is why he brought her to Asgard in the first place.

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* In ''Film/BeauJest'', a young Jewish woman is dating a gentile man. She told her parents, who dislike him, that she would break up with him. So when her parents finally convince her to bring her new boyfriend to a family dinner, she hires an actor to play the role of her boyfriend. The problem? He isn't Jewish either, even though his name is Bob Schroeder. So the guy has to pretend to be Jewish, even though his only experience with Judaism was playing a role in a production of ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof''. In the end, though, after everything is revealed, it turns out her parents never had a problem with her dating gentiles. It was just that her previous boyfriend reminded them of a cousin they didn't like. [[spoiler:Naturally, she ends up breaking off her relationship and starting to date Bob for real, and he even seriously considers converting, having grown to like Jewish culture.]]
* ''Film/MeetTheParents''. The first movie is about Greg [[EmbarrassingLastName Focker]] meeting his girlfriend's parents for the first time and trying to make a good enough impression to get their blessing to propose to her. The sequel, ''Meet The Fockers'', flips things around to show Pam and her parents meeting Greg's BourgeoisBohemian parents.
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A major subplot of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' is Jane Foster of Earth meeting Thor's parents, Odin and Frigga of Asgard. It's only slightly complicated by the fact that Asgardians are gods of Myth/NorseMythology and that any relationship Thor and Jane could have is a MayflyDecemberRomance; the real problem is why he brought her to Asgard in the first place.



* In ''Film/BeauJest'', a young Jewish woman is dating a gentile man. She told her parents, who dislike him, that she would break up with him. So when her parents finally convince her to bring her new boyfriend to a family dinner, she hires an actor to play the role of her boyfriend. The problem? He isn't Jewish either, even though his name is Bob Schroeder. So the guy has to pretend to be Jewish, even though his only experience with Judaism was playing a role in a production of ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof''. In the end, though, after everything is revealed, it turns out her parents never had a problem with her dating gentiles. It was just that her previous boyfriend reminded them of a cousin they didn't like. [[spoiler:Naturally, she ends up breaking off her relationship and starting to date Bob for real, and he even seriously considers converting, having grown to like Jewish culture.]]
* ''Film/MeetTheParents''. The first movie is about Greg [[EmbarrassingLastName Focker]] meeting his girlfriend's parents for the first time and trying to make a good enough impression to get their blessing to propose to her. The sequel, ''Meet The Fockers'', flips things around to show Pam and her parents meeting Greg's BourgeoisBohemian parents.
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* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': Parodied. Thanos the Mad Titan is a galactic conqueror and his "children" are kidnapped members of species he has culled. When Thanos is in the process of capturing his favorite daughter, Gamora, he meets Peter Quill, and treats it like a perfectly ordinary MeetTheInLaws situation.
-->'''Thanos:''' Ah. The boyfriend.\\
'''Quill:''' I like to think of myself as a Titan-killing, long-term booty call.



* The MCU really seems to love playing with this trope. In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', Peter Parker goes to pick up Liz for the homecoming dance and meets her father at the same time. The scene quickly turns somber and then terrifying when [[spoiler: it's revealed that Liz's dad is the [[BigBad the Vulture]] who then figures out Peter is Spiderman and proceeds to quietly threaten him.]]

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* The MCU really seems to love playing with this trope. Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
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In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', Peter Parker goes to pick up Liz for the homecoming dance and meets her father at the same time. The scene quickly turns somber and then terrifying when [[spoiler: it's revealed that Liz's dad is the [[BigBad the Vulture]] who then figures out Peter is Spiderman and proceeds to quietly threaten him.]]]]
** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': Parodied. Thanos the Mad Titan is a galactic conqueror and his "children" are kidnapped members of species he has culled. When Thanos is in the process of capturing his favorite daughter, Gamora, he meets Peter Quill, and treats it like a perfectly ordinary MeetTheInLaws situation.
--->'''Thanos:''' Ah. The boyfriend.\\
'''Quill:''' I like to think of myself as a Titan-killing, long-term booty call.
* ''Film/ImThinkingOfEndingThings'' has this as its premise. Jake is bringing his new girlfriend home to meet his parents. The dinner that proceeds is increasingly awkward and surreal.

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* Played for Drama in ''Manga/RentAGirlfriend''. While protagonist Kazuya was happy enough with his first girlfriend Mami, Mami herself felt like he was rushing the relationship too much. Kazuya bringing her over to meet his parents was the straw that broke the camel's back, and she coldly breaks up with him for that among other things.

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* On ''Series/CrashLandingOnYou'': When Se-ri's stepmom meets with Jeong-hyuk, the hostile variation of this trope is discussed by GenreSavvy Joo-mok, who says that in K-dramas, the love interest's parents will either throw water at their faces or bribe them to break up. They are surprised when [[spoiler:Jeong-yeon instead expresses her approval and support.]]


* ''Fanfic/ADiplomaticVisit'': A non-romantic version happens in chapter 3 of the sequel ''Diplomat at Large'', when Rainbow Dash invites Scootaloo - her sister in all but blood - and her aunts over to meet her parents. Luckily, Windy Whistles and Bow Hot Hoof adore Scootaloo and happily accept she, Holiday and Lofty into the family.

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A non-romantic version happens in chapter 3 of the sequel ''Diplomat at Large'', when Rainbow Dash invites Scootaloo - her sister in all but blood - and her aunts over to meet her parents. Luckily, Windy Whistles and Bow Hot Hoof adore Scootaloo and happily accept she, Holiday and Lofty into the family.
** Discussed in chapter 1 of the fourth story, ''The Diplomat's Life'', when Princess Twilight reunites with the human Flash Sentry and warns him that her parents are here and, knowing about her crushing on him the first time they met, want to meet him. He's not sure if he should be glad or scared, and Twilight admits that she's not sure either. She also cautions him that if her brother was here, it would ''definitely'' be a "run for it" situation.

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* ''Series/Numb3rs'':
** The season four episode ''Pay for Play'' Charlie goes to meet Amita's parents, which stresses him out. Even though [[spoiler:things do get awkward, Amita's parents do eventually accept him after meeting him]].


* In the '''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the essentially gentle and unworldly Wizard Ponder Stibbons is allowed a girlfriend. She's an Assassin and is a product of a border country in [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica Howondaland]] where there are occassional disagreements with [[DarkestAfrica the neighbours]] over the figurative garden fence. He discovers her family fit the picture of the AmoralAfrikaner, taken UpToEleven as a courtesy detail. His first encounter with PapaWolf and MamaBear is even more terrifying than the border war he has just, unwillingly, been drawn into at her side. Ponder adapts, and realises his in-laws are actually quite well disposed towards him. The alternative, he realises, would be unspeakable. Read more in the works of Creator/AAPessimal.

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* In the '''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the essentially gentle and unworldly Wizard Ponder Stibbons is allowed a girlfriend. She's an Assassin and is a product of a border country in [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica Howondaland]] where there are occassional disagreements with [[DarkestAfrica the neighbours]] over the figurative garden fence. He discovers her family fit the picture of the AmoralAfrikaner, taken UpToEleven as a courtesy detail. His first encounter with PapaWolf and MamaBear is even more terrifying than the border war he has just, unwillingly, been drawn into at her side. Ponder adapts, and realises his in-laws are actually quite well disposed towards him. The alternative, he realises, would be unspeakable. Read more in the works of Creator/AAPessimal.

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** "Little Carla Happy At Last" has Carla meet her boyfriend Eddie's mother, who initially assumes Rebecca is Carla, and is so disappointed when informed otherwise that she tries insisting her son's joking. When it finally sinks in otherwise, she storms out, announcing in angry French that she refuses to let her son marry "some pregnant hussy".

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* ''Fanfic/ADiplomaticVisit'': A non-romantic version happens in chapter 3 of the sequel ''Diplomat at Large'', when Rainbow Dash invites Scootaloo - her sister in all but blood - and her aunts over to meet her parents. Luckily, Windy Whistles and Bow Hot Hoof adore Scootaloo and happily accept she, Holiday and Lofty into the family.

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* ''Webcomic/TrippingOverYou'': Milo first meets his boyfriend Liam's father when they're getting ready to move in together, soon after Liam [[ComingOutStory comes out]]. Milo nearly strangles himself with his tie out of nerves before Liam explains that his father is just as anxious for Milo's approval.
-->'''Milo:''' Wait, what?\\
'''Liam:''' He's been worrying about this for days. I've actually seen him prep less for some of his [court] cases.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda:'' After Jaal's LoyaltyMission, he takes Ryder to meet his family, his trained military commando true (birth) mother included (angara have multiple mothers due to their societal norms). This happens regardless of whether Jaal is romanced or not, but if he is, his mother takes a shine to Ryder, for which Jaal is sorry.
-->'''Jaal:''' My mother is going to ''love'' you. ... sorry.

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* ''Series/{{Cheers}}:''
** "Diane Meets Mom" is about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Diane meeting Frasier's mom]]. She's initially terrified that Hester Crane will disapprove of her, trying to run out on the dinner before it begins, but despite dominating the conversation, things seem to go well... until Hester takes advantage of Frasier's absence to tell Diane "stop seeing my son, or God as my witness, I will kill you."
** Much later on in the series, Woody has to meet his girlfriend Kelly's family (having already met her father, who despises him). Kelly's mom tries to seduce him, repeatedly, and Kelly's too ditzy to notice. A later episode has Woody meeting her grandmother, after having overworked himself at the bar and a gravedigger's job, leading to him believing Kelly's gran is someone he helped bury the night before and having a freak-out. [[spoiler:It turns out she ''is'', having arranged the whole thing to mess with Woody. But she actually likes him for trying to confront her about it.]]

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