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Have You Ever Received an Entertainment-Inspired Romantic Gesture?


Valentine's Day is fast approaching and over the weekend I chatted with some of my friends who aren't too excited to do the same old, same old thing of cards and candy. So we started thinking up other romantic gestures — quirkier, cuter things that a sweetie might not expect. And of course, this turned into a discussion of romantic gestures taken from — or inspired by — movies and TV.

For example, I know a woman who had her guy stand outside her apartment with the trench coat and the boom box raised over his head, a la Lloyd Dobler (does that cross over into creepy? Discuss.). A guy friend of mine said he wishes he had the courage to play a song on his guitar in front of a plane full of strangers, like Robbie (Adam Sandler) in The Wedding Singer. There was also some discussion of how awesome it might be to receive 1,000 daisies, like Lorelei does on Gilmore Girls, or dozen after dozen of those lovely lavender roses that Lewis (Christian Slater) sends to Lisa (Mary Stuart Masterson) in Bed of Roses. And, of course, my boyfriend had to joke that for Valentine's Day he'll put on a suit, get me one rose and ask if I'll accept it (OK, I get it, that is what I get for putting him through countless hours of The Bachelor).

Have you ever been the recipient — or the giver — of an entertainment-inspired gift or gesture? Are there moments from film and television that make you wish your significant other would do something similar?

Source and Gilmore Girls image courtesy of Warner Bros.

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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
I wish. I love the 1,000 yellow daisies scene from Gilmore Girls and the part where Robbie serenades Julia in The Wedding Singer. So sweet!
divinedebris divinedebris 7 years
My husband isn't the romantic type and I don't care too much about that. If he doesn't it's ok. Oh, it's not creepy: to know Lloyd Dobler is to love Lloyd Dobler..who wouldn't? Oh, teenage John Cusack? Yes please, I'll take two.
divinedebris divinedebris 7 years
My husband isn't the romantic type and I don't care too much about that. If he doesn't it's ok. Oh, it's not creepy: to know Lloyd Dobler is to love Lloyd Dobler..who wouldn't? Oh, teenage John Cusack? Yes please, I'll take two.
DCBaxter DCBaxter 7 years
I had a boyfriend who wrote out "I love you" in the palm of my hand, a la Inventing The Abbotts. I think I may have coached him a bit beforehand though...I was a big dork in high school. I also loved the GG with 1,000 yellow daisies...but didn't it seem like there were SO MANY MORE than 1,000? Or am I just not able to gauge things like that?
iuliasuavis iuliasuavis 7 years
Received? No. But last Christmas I gave my boyfriend a teapot will little inside jokes just like Jim gave to Pam. The year before? I gave him a spice curry Dundie that I made.
willowdiamond willowdiamond 7 years
hah. I wish.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 7 years
oh how i loved that episode of GG!!
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 7 years
my bf wouldn't know how to do something like that, he needs to turn it up a notch! ;)
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
If I was ever on a plane and some dude started singing and playing guitar, I'd be SO annoyed. :rotfl:
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Nothing Lloyd Dobbler is creepy, but only because Dobbler did it first, and it was John Cusack.
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
Yes :)
em1282 em1282 7 years
It ain't creepy if your boyfriend looks like John Cusack. But looking back on the Dobbler character, that would have never worked out anyway. ;)
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