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  • Peter Lorre convinced Humphrey Bogart to marry Lauren Bacall.
  • Happens from time to time. Especially if one has a Childhood Friend and an Annoying Younger Sibling, or if you happen to find a pair of people that are obviously Star-Crossed Lovers.
  • Happens with Rooster Teeth quite a bit... by the fandom, no less, and this has actually been lampshaded quite a bit by the staff themselves.
    • This actually happened with Gavin Free and Meg Turney, who both recall Monty Oum encouraging them to go out. In fact, both of them stated that they were both too awkward to make the first move despite their mutual attraction, that Monty had to make the first move for them by making Gavin walk her back to her hotel room.
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    • Monty also assisted Michael Jones with a prank on Lindsay Jones (neé Tuggey) because he thought they would make a lovely couple. He was right as they're Happily Married with children.
  • Often the topic in teachers' lounges at school.
    • And behind coworkers' backs at all manner of places of employment.
  • Who hasn't secretly (or not so secretly) tried to nudge a close friend towards someone? It's practically a rite of passage, especially among teenage girls, to meddle in your best friend's love life.
  • In Doctor Who fandom, the concept of romance between the Doctor and any of his companions is extremely controversial in some circles. That has not stopped a number of actors from publicly stating that romance exists between their characters, in interviews (printed and televised) and at fan conventions. Examples have included David Tennant referring to his Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler; Alex Kingston in discussing the Doctor's wife, River Song; as well Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman all at one point or another going on the record regarding the romance between the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors and Clara Oswald. All these statements, plus related statements by showrunners Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat, are treated as Word of God by some fans and apocryphal by others, regardless of any on-screen evidence that may exist in support.
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  • PUSH The Talking Trash Can, a roaming robotic trash can at Disney Theme Parks that can communicate with guests, can do this if the puppeteer controlling him is in the mood. Here he is encouraging a guy to propose to his girlfriend.


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