Video: The greatest marriage proposal ever?

posted at 5:16 pm on May 18, 2011 by Allahpundit

A memorable palate cleanser. As always with remarkable romantic flourishes, opinion will split over whether this is the act of a quintessential alpha male or a quintessential beta. The true alpha, one could argue, never tries too hard, and this guy is clearly trying very, very hard. On the other hand, the true beta is a dull creature incapable of bold, creative gestures — a description which firmly excludes our hero. If he had gone the Dobler route and phoned it in with an earnest-yet-simple media display of devotion, I’d brand him with the scarlet “B.” But making his own movie trailer, which is actually pretty funny in parts? Alpha-tastic.

It’s worth watching the clip if only to learn an important lesson: While movie-theater proposals can be quite romantic and effective, avoid the food-court proposal at all costs. Exit question: Did this guy really make his bride-to-be sit through a trailer for “The Hangover 2″? Poor girl. He’s lucky she didn’t turn him down on principle.

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Allah, what does an Omega Male do in this situation? We Alphas are curious.

OhioCoastie on May 18, 2011 at 5:18 PM

It was kind of fun. Good thing she didn’t say “no.” That would have been crushing!

Warner Todd Huston on May 18, 2011 at 5:19 PM

AWESOME.

PS
He can’t be beta.

He has tattoos.

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Ahhh, I love love.

Even though it is a pain in the ass.

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 5:20 PM

My heart is black. This does little for me.

AP just lost major point for knocking The Hangover though.

swamp_yankee on May 18, 2011 at 5:21 PM

He can’t be beta.

He has tattoos.

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Betas get tramp stamps.

OhioCoastie on May 18, 2011 at 5:21 PM

IMHO, marriage proposals are supposed to be private events.

DaydreamBeliever on May 18, 2011 at 5:21 PM

OhioCoastie on May 18, 2011 at 5:21 PM

No no, hussies do!

The Hangover though.

swamp_yankee on May 18, 2011 at 5:21 PM

The first one was so so bad.

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Well done – though it was a bit long. Very creative!

hawksruleva on May 18, 2011 at 5:24 PM

PS
He can’t be beta.

He has tattoos.

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Maybe he’s trying for the ‘Ironic’ beta set?

The only reason people get tattoos anymore is to be ironic, right?

If this wasn’t from Georgia, i’d also add some hipster elements to it. But there aren’t any hipsters in Georgia. Are there?

catmman on May 18, 2011 at 5:24 PM

The waiting in line for popcorn bit was over the top & took away from the moment.

portlandon on May 18, 2011 at 5:25 PM

If this wasn’t from Georgia, i’d also add some hipster elements to it. But there aren’t any hipsters in Georgia. Are there?

catmman on May 18, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Mainly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.

:P

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Allah, what does an Omega Male do in this situation? We Alphas are curious.

The Omega never proposes. Heart-ache.

Allahpundit on May 18, 2011 at 5:29 PM

That was wonderful!

katy the mean old lady on May 18, 2011 at 5:30 PM

While movie-theater proposals can be quite romantic and effective, avoid the food-court proposal at all costs.

Don’t make a public display unless you are certain of her answer.

aunursa on May 18, 2011 at 5:30 PM

I agree it was too long and the popcorn scene was unnecessary.

Rose on May 18, 2011 at 5:30 PM

I liked it.

The world needs more romance.

hawkdriver on May 18, 2011 at 5:31 PM

The Omega never proposes. Heart-ache.

Allahpundit on May 18, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Awww. Does an Omega do voice-overs?

OhioCoastie on May 18, 2011 at 5:32 PM

He can’t be beta.

He has tattoos.

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 5:19 PM

12 year old girls have tattoos. How manly can they be.

Tommy_G on May 18, 2011 at 5:32 PM

The world needs more romance.

hawkdriver on May 18, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Got that right!

katy the mean old lady on May 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM

She talks during the trailers.

Wedding’s off!

Kensington on May 18, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Dear, dear swamp_yankee… there hasn’t been a funny American movie in decades, much LESS “The Hangover.”

Warner Todd Huston on May 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM

What about the people who paid to watch a movie and got this instead?

bekarlss on May 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM

12 year old girls have tattoos. How manly can they be.

Tommy_G on May 18, 2011 at 5:32 PM

He’s got an upper arm sleeve!

(and perhaps I’m being a bit facetious :P)

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM

On the other hand, the true beta is a dull creature incapable of bold, creative gestures

Exhibit A that Allah doesn’t really consider himself a beta. He just says that to score chicks.

Kensington on May 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM

What about the people who paid to watch a movie and got this instead?

bekarlss on May 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM

If they’re the kind of people who can’t appreciate something unique like this, then they get something to moan and complain about, and let’s face it, they’ll probably get more mileage out of that than they’d get watching the movie.

Kensington on May 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

On the other hand, the true beta is a dull creature incapable of bold, creative gestures

Poor betas. I should offer classes

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

87% Beta, 13% Alpha

angryed on May 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Exhibit A that Allah doesn’t really consider himself a beta. He just says that to score chicks.

Kensington on May 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Actually, that’s exhibit A that I do consider myself a beta.

Allahpundit on May 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Allah, what does an Omega Male do in this situation? We Alphas are curious.

OhioCoastie on May 18, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Kills zombies in post-apocalyptic New York?

Goldenavatar on May 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM

If this wasn’t from Georgia, i’d also add some hipster elements to it. But there aren’t any hipsters in Georgia. Are there?

catmman on May 18, 2011 at 5:24 PM

I take it you haven’t been to downtown Atlanta in the past 15 years?

angryed on May 18, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Dear, dear swamp_yankee… there hasn’t been a funny American movie in decades, much LESS “The Hangover.”

Warner Todd Huston on May 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM

I didn’t like it the first time I saw it either. All the hype surrounding it, I was expecting so much more.

But after I watched it again, I enjoyed it more. Has anyone ever had that? You watch a movie once and think its not good or just so-so then you watch it again and you wonder why you never liked it.

I think its pretty funny. Not the funniest movie I ever saw but a good movie.

catmman on May 18, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Actually, that’s exhibit A that I do consider myself a beta.

Allahpundit on May 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Nonsense! Tell it to someone in a skirt. Your entire body of work here consists of bold, creative gestures, and you know it.

Kensington on May 18, 2011 at 5:42 PM

I take it you haven’t been to downtown Atlanta in the past 15 years?

angryed on May 18, 2011 at 5:41 PM

My god…

Are you serious? Are you sure they’re not simply tourist implants or something?

What am I saying! Austin is just up the road and its full of hipster d-bags. You need one of those body-shileds from Dune to protect yourself from all their hipsteriness.

I wasn’t aware the infection had spread as far as Atlanta.

catmman on May 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM

I take it you haven’t been to downtown Atlanta in the past 15 years?

angryed on May 18, 2011 at 5:41 PM

And no, I haven’t been to Atlanta since the summer of 1984.

catmman on May 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM

I think it was sweet.

Terrye on May 18, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Betas order popcorn.

Alphas always go for the Sno-Caps. They are noisy when coming out of the box and therefore it shows dominance over other men.

Hurricanes on May 18, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Actually, that’s exhibit A that I do consider myself a beta.

Allahpundit on May 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Well, it’s one thing to be a beta male and another to be a big, beta baby male. Check this out: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/meet-the-adult-baby-sen-coburn-just-asked-the-govt-to-investigate/

This story is defo one for you to write about, AP. YIKES!

Cody1991 on May 18, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Well played sir.

The Opinionator on May 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM

@ Catmmna – re the Hangover. Exactly. Got better upon repeated viewings.

Hurricanes on May 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM

I saw this over on Althouse’s blog, she has it up there today. I was trying to find information on the latest update for the Wisconsin supreme court recount. I even searched their local papers there. It is almost as if there is a newsblackout. That idiot Kloppwhatever did complain about “irregularities” with the ballot bags when she introduced a speaker at some dinner last night and Prosser was in the room. Classless woman.

karenhasfreedom on May 18, 2011 at 5:51 PM

12 year old girls have tattoos. How manly can they be.

Tommy_G on May 18, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Not where I come from, they don’t.

Inkblots on May 18, 2011 at 5:52 PM

If this wasn’t from Georgia, i’d also add some hipster elements to it. But there aren’t any hipsters in Georgia. Are there?

catmman on May 18, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Plenty of hipsters in GA. Little 5 Points, Athens….

joejm65 on May 18, 2011 at 5:52 PM

The waiting in line for popcorn bit was over the top & took away from the moment.

portlandon on May 18, 2011 at 5:25 PM

I agree it was too long and the popcorn scene was unnecessary.

Rose on May 18, 2011 at 5:30 PM

She loved it though. And, IMO, that’s all that really counted.

inviolet on May 18, 2011 at 5:55 PM

The popcorn buying bit was to establish his Alpha-ness, and so was necessary to the production despite it being a boring distraction from the proposal.

Think about it. He cares enough to put together this cool and showy production, but he doesn’t care too much since his Alpha Male hunger takes precedence.

Nessuno on May 18, 2011 at 5:55 PM

She’s way to hot for him.

What about all the poor suckers who just wanted to see the damn movie?!

Vigilante on May 18, 2011 at 5:57 PM

It’s sweet, but I think if I’d been someone else in the audience I would have been like “This movie looks like the worst movie ever.”

It's Vintage, Duh on May 18, 2011 at 5:57 PM

The popcorn bit displays his sense of humor. It was obviously something she found funny. I thought it was too and made the entire proposal better.

Also, The Hangover was great and I’m very much looking forward to the sequel.

Beta male out.

zauriel on May 18, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Look at This F*cking Hipster.com

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM

I can’t thank you enough…

mikeyboss on May 18, 2011 at 6:05 PM

If you’re going to interrupt a movie, even for a romantic gesture, either buy out every seat in the audience, or keep it short.

Trailers (especially now that there are actual commercials mixed in with the trailers) are too long as it is.

JadeNYU on May 18, 2011 at 6:09 PM

I kicking all the Hangover haters out of my wolfpack.

swamp_yankee on May 18, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Nobody goes to that much trouble unless their certain to get a yes. Well done.

jonezee on May 18, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Matt, my boy, with your sweet little movie, you done set the bar too high for yourself going forward. Their demands only escalate from here. Don’t doubt me.

TXUS on May 18, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Their demands only escalate from here. Don’t doubt me.

TXUS on May 18, 2011 at 6:15 PM

i should go gay now
save myself the trouble

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 6:17 PM

For everyone complaining about “poor people who wanted to see the movie”. The theater was in on this. The place was packed w/ their family members and friends. It wasn’t an open screen at that time of day.

ZeeMI on May 18, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Kills zombies in post-apocalyptic New York?

Goldenavatar on May 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Sounds like 4:30 am in the West Village…

JetBoy on May 18, 2011 at 6:18 PM

i should go gay now
save myself the trouble

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 6:17 PM

If you think romance is any easier on this side of the fence, think again my brotha.

JetBoy on May 18, 2011 at 6:19 PM

If you think romance is any easier on this side of the fence, think again my brotha.

JetBoy on May 18, 2011 at 6:19 PM

At least you’re almost guaranteed a well-dressed partner?

:P

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 6:20 PM

That’s puts a tear in my eye. That poor bastard. He really has no idea what he’s about to do.

John Deaux on May 18, 2011 at 6:23 PM

At least you’re almost guaranteed a well-dressed partner?

:P

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 6:20 PM

ROFL!

Got me there. With every relationship, the wardrobe doubles.

JetBoy on May 18, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Allah, what does an Omega Male do in this situation? We Alphas are curious.

OhioCoastie on May 18, 2011 at 5:18 PM

The Omega never proposes. Heart-ache.

Allahpundit on May 18, 2011 at 5:29 PM

The omega proposes then lets the air out and puts his “lady” back in her box.

jdkchem on May 18, 2011 at 6:31 PM

i should go gay now
save myself the trouble

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 6:17 PM

If you think romance is any easier on this side of the fence, think again my brotha.

JetBoy on May 18, 2011 at 6:19 PM

bb, stay straight but just pay for it. You will anyway if you marry, except after that the rates go up exponentially.

TXUS on May 18, 2011 at 6:34 PM

TXUS on May 18, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Women are evil

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 6:36 PM

More proof feminists are wrong.

Men really do love women.

hadsil on May 18, 2011 at 6:39 PM

At 6:58 when he lifts her, she tooted.

Wow, that was really amazing. Too bad he couldn’t have the “in a world” guy narrate. I think he passed away.

carbon_footprint on May 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Women are evil

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 6:36 PM

No way they are. Without them, our sorry asses wouldn’t even be here. But if they ever invent an android of some kind that is in every way a woman but with a nag-off button, there’ll probably be a bounty on ‘em. ;-)

TXUS on May 18, 2011 at 6:47 PM

That was good,at least he’ll be in the saddle till he’s married!

canopfor on May 18, 2011 at 6:54 PM

I thought it was sweet :-)

Lizzy on May 18, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Nice catch Allah.

Zorro on May 18, 2011 at 7:06 PM

I liked it. The guy was creative and she’ll never be in doubt where she stands with him. Yeah, at least 75% alpha.

hachiban on May 18, 2011 at 7:09 PM

As to the subject of the other people in the theater: I do believe that EVERYONE in there was a friend or family member as there was no movie playing afterward.

They asked the bride to be if she had even noticed, she said she had not, and everyone was getting up to come and talk to her / pass on congrats.

It was a well planned out, excellently produced way to propose.

Voidseeker on May 18, 2011 at 7:09 PM

I think it’s spelled “Wub”.

DaveO on May 18, 2011 at 7:15 PM

I found the pacing to be slow, the plot contrived and the acting amateurish. :)

EasyEight on May 18, 2011 at 7:21 PM

I disapprove of any marriage proposal that makes use of a captive audience. If I’m paying to see a movie or a ball game, I don’t want to be roped into being a bit player in some lame romantic gesture.

ynot4tony2 on May 18, 2011 at 7:36 PM

blatantblue on May 18, 2011 at 5:19 PM

He can’t be beta.

He has tattoos.

My list of counter-examples is vast.

ynot4tony2 on May 18, 2011 at 7:39 PM

The sentiment was fine, but if we’re being honest we’d all admit that this video is at least five minutes too long…

…the 100% sure sign of a beta male in the editor’s chair.

ScottMcC on May 18, 2011 at 7:48 PM

opinion will split over whether this is the act of a quintessential alpha male or a quintessential beta

Um… no.

Beta? More like omega. This is vile and sickening. Made me want to throw up in my mouth.

She will cheat on him with an ex-con or outlaw biker within five years.

CTD on May 18, 2011 at 7:48 PM

For a hilariously tragic marriage proposal FAIL, check out this idiot on Youtube.

auzerais on May 18, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Don’t know why the link didn’t come through, but here is one dumb marriage proposal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKDRQTEDMbQ

auzerais on May 18, 2011 at 7:54 PM

The true alpha, one could argue, never tries too hard, and this guy is clearly trying very, very hard.

True 21st Century Alphas don’t get married. For the caveats that exist, it doesn’t begin like this, er, thing you’ve posted. I made it 80 seconds in before dying a little. Classic masochistic sub-beta.

/congratsnstuff

elcapt on May 18, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Amazing. I forgot my kleenex.

MikeknaJ on May 18, 2011 at 8:37 PM

That was awesomely sweet. Now, get back to us in about seven years, after two kids, a mortgage, car payments, repair bills, medical and dental bills for the kids, soccer for the kids, the bill collector calling about the past due furniture payments, life insurance sales people, telemarketers, the gal at work giving you the googoo eyes, the brother-in-law hitting you up for some cash since he’s been out of work for 14 months . . .

Yeah. Marriage rocks. It really does. You carry your little kids upstairs to put them to bed and they look up at you with those little doe eyes and say “I love you, Daddy. You are the best.”

Yeah. Good times . . . The best of the best beats the worst of the worst every single time.

BigAlSouth on May 18, 2011 at 8:47 PM

The world needs more romance.

hawkdriver on May 18, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Got that right!

katy the mean old lady on May 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM

No it doesn’t! Romance is icky.
Yes-I am happily married.
Why do you ask?
*smirk*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 18, 2011 at 10:01 PM

I love public proposals! They show commitment and a “shout it to the world” type of romance.

HellCat on May 18, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Actually, that’s exhibit A that I do consider myself a beta.

Allahpundit on May 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM

From what I’ve heard, this is true, but from what I’ve heard, you’re the only one who actually believes this about yourself.

It’s true that a beta might never even ask a girl, much of anything, but in his inaction, he can never really know if he’s truly a beta or one in mind only.

Esthier on May 19, 2011 at 11:37 AM

I got engaged at Wrigley Field because that’s where she always wanted to do it. Plus, my girl is roughly 10x hotter than this girl.

Winning.

cgoode777 on May 19, 2011 at 2:06 PM

If he’d put the proposal IN the trailer, then that would have been beta. As a setup and backstory, it’s creative and awfully cool.

That he did the actual proposal in person after all that buildup, and in front of a crowd, is alpha.

Nice.

Pablo Snooze on May 24, 2011 at 2:40 PM