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Title: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Jolie_kitten on March 12, 2010, 11:08:02 AM
I think I have witnessed the most atrocious manifestation of the quintessential ehell sinner, some years ago.
One of my best friends happens to be the daughter of an important writer, very famous & bestselling in our country. (she doesn't especially want this fact to be known by people she meets, as it is a lot more important to be seen as who she is, rather than as Mr. "Famouswriter"'s daughter.)
Back when we were in high school, we participated into a national school competition; all the participants, from all across the country, were staying at a small hotel in the town where the competition was happenning and we tried our best to befriend each other.
So, there was this guy we gotten into some talk with, and we invited him over to our room to play cards. At one point, he notices my friend's name tag so he inquires: "Oh, are you related to *that* "Famouswriter?" She confirms and he proceeds to ask her about him- so she kind of ends up telling him the story of her family: she lives with her mother, who is divorced from Mr. "Famouswriter" and remarried, but she doesget along well with her father, his new wife and her little half-brother (the new wife's son), as well as with her step-sister (her step-father's daughter from a previous marriage).
So here's when this guy says: Geeee... they're hooking up like crazy, in your family! (actually he used a very ugly word I'm not sure even how to translate- something along the lines of "sl*t-ing around").
You can imagine how our jaws dropped in a fraction of a second, and all we could utter was "Get out! NOW!". May he burn in Etiquette Hell forever!
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: gibsongirl on March 12, 2010, 06:28:01 PM
Woooow.  Crudmonkeys!!
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Minmom3 on March 12, 2010, 08:35:24 PM
I think I have witnessed the most atrocious manifestation of the quintessential ehell sinner, some years ago.
One of my best friends happens to be the daughter of an important writer, very famous & bestselling in our country. (she doesn't especially want this fact to be known by people she meets, as it is a lot more important to be seen as who she is, rather than as Mr. "Famouswriter"'s daughter.)
Back when we were in high school, we participated into a national school competition; all the participants, from all across the country, were staying at a small hotel in the town where the competition was happenning and we tried our best to befriend each other.
So, there was this guy we gotten into some talk with, and we invited him over to our room to play cards. At one point, he notices my friend's name tag so he inquires: "Oh, are you related to *that* "Famouswriter?" She confirms and he proceeds to ask her about him- so she kind of ends up telling him the story of her family: she lives with her mother, who is divorced from Mr. "Famouswriter" and remarried, but she doesget along well with her father, his new wife and her little half-brother (the new wife's son), as well as with her step-sister (her step-father's daughter from a previous marriage).
So here's when this guy says: Geeee... they're hooking up like crazy, in your family! (actually he used a very ugly word I'm not sure even how to translate- something along the lines of "sl*t-ing around").
You can imagine how our jaws dropped in a fraction of a second, and all we could utter was "Get out! NOW!". May he burn in Etiquette Hell forever!

Good response.  I wonder how many families have multiple blendings like that?  It could be in the millions, (even just here in the U.S.) it wouldn't surprise me at all.  For him to make a judgment like that, when it's as common as dirt, so to speak, is appalling. Let alone to say that to teenagers!  How multiply offensive of him.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: BeagleMommy on March 15, 2010, 08:11:03 AM
Holy moley!  After you threw him out he probably wandered back to his room wondering what he did wrong.  Clueless and rude.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Jocelyn on March 17, 2010, 11:58:23 AM
He probably went away convinced he'd said nothing wrong- if you just say the truth, no one should be offended, right? >:(

That's not an unusual family- now, the family I knew where Couple A and Couple B divorced, and Mr. A married Ms. B and Mr. B married Ms. A, and all four marriages had had children...THAT was an unusual set of family relationships.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Elfqueen13 on April 08, 2010, 01:46:28 PM
He probably went away convinced he'd said nothing wrong- if you just say the truth, no one should be offended, right? >:(

That's not an unusual family- now, the family I knew where Couple A and Couple B divorced, and Mr. A married Ms. B and Mr. B married Ms. A, and all four marriages had had children...THAT was an unusual set of family rel@tionships.

Wow.  *blink blink*  Yeah, I guess complicated is a good word for that.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Musicwoman on April 19, 2010, 06:12:22 PM
I know one couple where the husband left the wife for his sister's ex-husband's 16-year old daughter by a previous marriage.  His wife then took up with the said sister's ex-husband.  Original husband was very put out, especially as his relationship crashed and burned within a few months (she dumped him because he was too old). 
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Suze on April 19, 2010, 06:18:32 PM
He probably went away convinced he'd said nothing wrong- if you just say the truth, no one should be offended, right? >:(

That's not an unusual family- now, the family I knew where Couple A and Couple B divorced, and Mr. A married Ms. B and Mr. B married Ms. A, and all four marriages had had children...THAT was an unusual set of family rel@tionships.

Wow.  *blink blink*  Yeah, I guess complicated is a good word for that.

sounds like something out of a Hienlin novel  -- well if they all lived in the same house it would be.....
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: VorFemme on April 19, 2010, 06:32:52 PM
He probably went away convinced he'd said nothing wrong- if you just say the truth, no one should be offended, right? >:(

That's not an unusual family- now, the family I knew where Couple A and Couple B divorced, and Mr. A married Ms. B and Mr. B married Ms. A, and all four marriages had had children...THAT was an unusual set of family rel@tionships.

Wow.  *blink blink*  Yeah, I guess complicated is a good word for that.

sounds like something out of a Hienlin novel  -- well if they all lived in the same house it would be.....

Sounds like a family court show (supposed to be reenactments of actual cases the judge had presided over during his career on the bench).  Alice wanted to marry Bradley but his mother was against it. Really adamantly against it.  They were just under the age of getting married without parental consent.......

Alice announced that she was pregnant and they had to let her marry Bradley.   Bradley's mother let drop the bomb that she had an affair with Alice's dad all those years ago and he was her half brother........

Alice is hyperventilating and about to have a nervous breakdown in the court house.  Her mother stood up and told her that she would NOT have mentioned this if Bradley's mother hadn't started pulling skeletons out of the closet - but when she found out that her husband had fathered a child on another woman, SHE had an affair with that woman's husband.  So Alice and Bradley were NOT half siblings and there were no impediments to the marriage because she was going to sign the paperwork for Alice (Bradly might have been enough older that he could get married with the pregnancy but Alice was a bit younger - this was set probably twenty years ago - the *real* case might have been even earlier - when all the ages would have been set higher than they are now).

Alice's mother's husband was looking at Bradley's mother's husband.......apparently neither had realized *at the time* that their wives had strayed........at least Alice's mother's husband hadn't realize that his wife knew that HE had strayed.

Snarky and Evil wondered if there were any divorces and remarriages with the parents switching partners - or if the marriages really had adjusted after the seventeen plus years since the birth of Bradley and Alice.  

I do miss watching that show..........
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Lisbeth on April 19, 2010, 06:49:59 PM
Wow.  Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Kimblee on April 19, 2010, 08:24:27 PM
My 20 y.o cousin is marrying her ex-stepfather (26 y.o. ... Her mom basicly molested him until he was legal as far as we can tell)

Sometime this week Cousin is gonna have her FH's first child.

They are blissfully happy, Cousin's daughter from a previous relationship (with a guy who the family refers to as "that waste of space, food and oxygen") calls FH "papa" and if you ask him, that's his "perfect princess" and "His little fishing baby"

And they recieve a lot of embarassment from people who know the whole history... I told her this weekend that if they can survive that, their marriage'll be no sweat.

(And off-topic: *babybabybabybabybabyBABY!*)
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: JonGirl on April 20, 2010, 04:47:47 AM



How rude.

 :o  :o  :o
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Venus193 on April 20, 2010, 06:35:26 AM
I can top the OP's post (but not the courtroom show).

All my female friends, like me, had toxic mothers.  This is an intense subject of conversation between us and we share details.  Blanche and I have told each other things we haven't shared with others. 

My late mother was supported by her boyfriends.  When she died I found a large amount of cash in the house.  When I told Blanche her comment was something about being expert at a method of removing the chrome from a new Mercedes.

My response was a very pointed "Excuse me?"  She immediately apologised.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: MC Clapyohanz on April 22, 2010, 01:22:13 PM
Wait, in the OP it doesn't sound like the daughter's parents (A+B) divorced and then were remarried to another couple's ex-spouses (C+D).

It sounds like A married G and B married Q, not A+D and B+C.

Am I not understanding correctly?
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: hobish on April 22, 2010, 01:32:42 PM
He probably went away convinced he'd said nothing wrong- if you just say the truth, no one should be offended, right? >:(

That's not an unusual family- now, the family I knew where Couple A and Couple B divorced, and Mr. A married Ms. B and Mr. B married Ms. A, and all four marriages had had children...THAT was an unusual set of family rel@tionships.

Wow.  *blink blink*  Yeah, I guess complicated is a good word for that.

sounds like something out of a Hienlin novel  -- well if they all lived in the same house it would be.....

That is the kind of family i want.  :)

My siblings are married to siblings. It's kind of neat. There is another brother in my in-laws family so it is a running joke that he and i will not be getting married.

Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Squeaks on April 22, 2010, 01:50:17 PM
the closest i can get to weird family stuff is

My mother's husband has the same name as one of her brothers and that brother has the same name as my mother. So two couples with the same names, gets confusing.  Now the guy i am dating also has the same first and middle name as my mother's husband. (kept me very very creeped out for a very long time). This leads to much confusion.

I did have some friends who's father's sister was married to their mother's brother.  I guess that would be double cousins.

Ohh and i also attend a holiday party with my guy and in attendance was. . . . His father's common law wife's ex husband's daughter's (from his second wife after my guys step mom) ex girlfriend's girlfriend and all the lines to said girlfriend.  I think that is getting to the point of go maybe needing to go your separate ways.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: VorFemme on April 22, 2010, 05:27:39 PM
Maternal grandfather had a double first cousin (siblings married to siblings).

I have first cousins who are also second cousins to each other (their mothers are first cousins married to Dad's brothers - due to the mother of one dying young, they hadn't seen the other cousin in over ten years and they didn't recognize each other at first - of course, that was fifty-odd years ago now).  Dad also has double cousins in at least two generations of his family.  There are two or three families who ended up going to his maternal and paternal family reunions.............back when they still had them annually.  I don't know if they do anymore, now that the reunions are every other year.  I know I don't go even once every six years..........bad timing on when they are held.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Suze on April 22, 2010, 06:25:36 PM
very small town that I live in -- People just didn't marry "out" too far.....

there are people that I am related to on both my Mom's side and Dad's side

family trees around here sometimes get VERY complicated.

my Grandfather on Dad's side was a Henry who married a Margretha  -- there is another "lastname" family in the same town (not related to either)  in the SAME generation that has a Henry married to a Margretha

makes things confusing
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: jenny_islander on April 23, 2010, 12:56:01 PM
My DH comes from a "change partners and dance with me" situation.  That is, his mom used to be married to his dad's buddy, who later married his dad's ex-wife.  Apparently the divorces were amicable!

The brood of assorted half-siblings gets along pretty well, but finding space for family parties can be tricky.  Also, the age difference among the original couples is so huge that DH was an uncle when he was born and a GREAT-uncle in grade school.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Odyssey on May 18, 2010, 01:45:59 AM
And I thought that it was weird for my Grandfather to marry my aunt... ;D My grandmother died and he ended up marrying her sister, so for a while my young cousin called her Great-auntie-grandma. There's another confusing something with trading exs and whatnot, but I cannot figure out much of that portion of the tree. The branches get all knotted up after a while.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: mechtilde on May 18, 2010, 08:01:09 AM
And I thought that it was weird for my Grandfather to marry my aunt... ;D My grandmother died and he ended up marrying her sister, so for a while my young cousin called her Great-auntie-grandma. There's another confusing something with trading exs and whatnot, but I cannot figure out much of that portion of the tree. The branches get all knotted up after a while.


It tended to happen fairly often where the wife died and her younger sister moved in to help with the children, and they later decided to marry. I did know an elderly lady who found out that her "mother" was her aunt when she needed to apply for a passport.

As for the idiot in the OP, well he really needs to leanr some manners.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: kitty-cat on May 18, 2010, 09:19:21 AM
Wow. Nothing in my family tree is that messed up.

Although,  my stepsister is a great-aunt from stepdads side of the family. And the start of that branch of the tree is the younger sister of my stepdad, so she's probably in her mid-late 40's now. So, stepdads sister had a child at I wanna say 16-17; and then that daughter had a child at 16-17 also.

I try to not to draw my family tree, it gets confusing fast.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Wulfie on May 18, 2010, 09:31:54 AM
I understand that one Kitty-cat.

My mom was adopted by her older brother. My real grandmother died when my mom was less than 2 years old. My grandfather was a really horrid "parent" who would have had the kids taken away in a microsecond now days. My mom's oldest brother (mom was the youngest of at least 14 but nobody really knows how many kids there are) adopted my mom and 2 of my aunts as soon as he finished he training in the airforce and married the woman I called Grandma.

We have fun explaining THAT branch of the family tree.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Sophia on May 18, 2010, 09:44:35 AM
The story in the OP seems pretty tame.  Each couple had been married twice with children from each marriage. 

I remember a friend in High School.  When we were in the getting to know you stage, I asked about siblings.  Her parents had each been married 8 times, and they both thought that a marriage wasn't "real" if they didn't have kids.  So each marriage had kids.  Her favorite Daddy was actually her last ex-stepfather, but her parents wouldn't let her live with him after the divorce.  She was uprooted more frequently than a military brat.  Oh, and her mom used the child support check to buy work clothes. 
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Twik on May 18, 2010, 02:22:34 PM
And I thought that it was weird for my Grandfather to marry my aunt... ;D

I'm relieved to see it sounds like he married your great-aunt. Marrying your aunt would mean marrying his daughter (unless it was an aunt on the other side of your family, I suppose).
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Kendo_Bunny on May 23, 2010, 12:25:15 PM
He probably went away convinced he'd said nothing wrong- if you just say the truth, no one should be offended, right? >:(

That's not an unusual family- now, the family I knew where Couple A and Couple B divorced, and Mr. A married Ms. B and Mr. B married Ms. A, and all four marriages had had children...THAT was an unusual set of family rel@tionships.

There was a manga about that, only the partner-swapped newlyweds each only had one child... who then fell in love with each other and married. Also, totally against reality, all four just liked each other so darn much that they all decided to live together as one big happy family.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Danismom on May 23, 2010, 01:40:00 PM
Lol!  The closest we come in my family is actually in my husband's family....My first name and what was my middle name until we married are the exact same as my sister in law who my husband's brother married just last year (4 years after DH and I married).  Both my SIL and I replaced our middle names with our maiden names so now on paper you have Elizabeth Sheridan Baca and Elizabeth Weaver Baca.  Luckily I go by Lizzie and she either uses Elizabeth or Liz (best way I could explain without real names).  The difficulty of course comes in that you have 2 Elizabeth Bacas in a relatively small area as we only live about 20 minutes apart!  We also both have young children -- my DS is just a few months older than her DD.  I can't imagine how crazy it would be if they were the same gender!!
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Fliss on November 22, 2010, 05:38:57 AM
Quote from: Kendo_Bunny

There was a manga about that, only the partner-swapped newlyweds each only had one child... who then fell in love with each other and married. Also, totally against reality, all four just liked each other so darn much that they all decided to live together as one big happy family.

Wasn't that an episode of 'Lewis'? Only there I think there were 2 kids per couple.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Kendo_Bunny on November 22, 2010, 06:28:18 AM
Quote from: Kendo_Bunny

There was a manga about that, only the partner-swapped newlyweds each only had one child... who then fell in love with each other and married. Also, totally against reality, all four just liked each other so darn much that they all decided to live together as one big happy family.

Wasn't that an episode of 'Lewis'? Only there I think there were 2 kids per couple.

No idea, but it is a manga/anime called 'Marmalade Boy'.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: VorFemme on November 22, 2010, 10:14:47 AM
Quote from: Kendo_Bunny

There was a manga about that, only the partner-swapped newlyweds each only had one child... who then fell in love with each other and married. Also, totally against reality, all four just liked each other so darn much that they all decided to live together as one big happy family.

Wasn't that an episode of 'Lewis'? Only there I think there were 2 kids per couple.

No idea, but it is a manga/anime called 'Marmalade Boy'.

A similar family showed up on a Family Court episode twenty years ago - the judge was reprising cases from his tenure in family court.........a young couple showed up trying to get permission from their parents to wed (one of them was a couple of months too young, under the laws of the time the real life event occurred).

In court, her mother finally admitted to having had an affair with the young man's father - so he was her half brother.  They couldn't marry.  Girl came unglued in her chair - they had deliberately gotten pregnant to force the permission.............

Her mother stood up and told the court that there was no problem, as when she'd found out that her husband was having an affair with his friend's wife & gotten her pregnant, she'd gone out and had an affair with his best friend and gotten pregnant, too.  The young couple were much relieved, the wedding was performed by the judge, and the grandparents were left to work out the issues with their spouses having found out about the affairs some 17 to 20 years earlier (as I said, they were recreating cases with actors - I don't know what the age of majority was when the real events occurred that were being acted out for the tv show).

They had some really good actors and some of those court cases were more dramatic than any Perry Mason show!
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: KaosP on November 22, 2010, 10:44:39 AM
Have any of you ever heard the song, "I'm my own Grandpa"? It's cute, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to insert lyrics (copyright laws). Easy to find on Google!
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: Minmom3 on November 22, 2010, 02:31:25 PM

A similar family showed up on a Family Court episode twenty years ago - the judge was reprising cases from his tenure in family court.........a young couple showed up trying to get permission from their parents to wed (one of them was a couple of months too young, under the laws of the time the real life event occurred).

In court, her mother finally admitted to having had an affair with the young man's father - so he was her half brother.  They couldn't marry.  Girl came unglued in her chair - they had deliberately gotten pregnant to force the permission.............

Her mother stood up and told the court that there was no problem, as when she'd found out that her husband was having an affair with his friend's wife & gotten her pregnant, she'd gone out and had an affair with his best friend and gotten pregnant, too.  The young couple were much relieved, the wedding was performed by the judge, and the grandparents were left to work out the issues with their spouses having found out about the affairs some 17 to 20 years earlier (as I said, they were recreating cases with actors - I don't know what the age of majority was when the real events occurred that were being acted out for the tv show).

They had some really good actors and some of those court cases were more dramatic than any Perry Mason show!

There's a House episode that awfully close to that, too...  Don't remember which year it was, but yeah...  Only of course, they're in the hospital, not court.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: VorFemme on November 22, 2010, 03:11:03 PM
The Family Court episode appeared decades before House, because we moved out of that house in 1991 (I remember watching it while we were living in San Angelo, Texas between two of VorGuy's stints in the military).

So the original events could have occurred anytime in the twenty or thirty years before that - the show ran for several years, but I got the impression that only the "best" court cases were reenacted in front of the camera.  Since no tv show by that name & date shows up on a search - must have had a slightly different name......now if only I could remember the judge's name!
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: rhirhi on November 29, 2010, 12:26:14 PM

A similar family showed up on a Family Court episode twenty years ago - the judge was reprising cases from his tenure in family court.........a young couple showed up trying to get permission from their parents to wed (one of them was a couple of months too young, under the laws of the time the real life event occurred).

In court, her mother finally admitted to having had an affair with the young man's father - so he was her half brother.  They couldn't marry.  Girl came unglued in her chair - they had deliberately gotten pregnant to force the permission.............

Her mother stood up and told the court that there was no problem, as when she'd found out that her husband was having an affair with his friend's wife & gotten her pregnant, she'd gone out and had an affair with his best friend and gotten pregnant, too.  The young couple were much relieved, the wedding was performed by the judge, and the grandparents were left to work out the issues with their spouses having found out about the affairs some 17 to 20 years earlier (as I said, they were recreating cases with actors - I don't know what the age of majority was when the real events occurred that were being acted out for the tv show).

They had some really good actors and some of those court cases were more dramatic than any Perry Mason show!

There's a House episode that awfully close to that, too...  Don't remember which year it was, but yeah...  Only of course, they're in the hospital, not court.

In House, the dad slept with both women, but the two actually were half-siblings, proven by blood tests if memory serves. Then the girl left the hospital, I don't remember if she came back.

Then there was a similar one with Law & Order, where the mistress killed the dad because he was going to tell his wife about the affair because the children were dating each other.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: asb8 on November 30, 2010, 04:41:05 PM

A similar family showed up on a Family Court episode twenty years ago - the judge was reprising cases from his tenure in family court.........a young couple showed up trying to get permission from their parents to wed (one of them was a couple of months too young, under the laws of the time the real life event occurred).

In court, her mother finally admitted to having had an affair with the young man's father - so he was her half brother.  They couldn't marry.  Girl came unglued in her chair - they had deliberately gotten pregnant to force the permission.............

Her mother stood up and told the court that there was no problem, as when she'd found out that her husband was having an affair with his friend's wife & gotten her pregnant, she'd gone out and had an affair with his best friend and gotten pregnant, too.  The young couple were much relieved, the wedding was performed by the judge, and the grandparents were left to work out the issues with their spouses having found out about the affairs some 17 to 20 years earlier (as I said, they were recreating cases with actors - I don't know what the age of majority was when the real events occurred that were being acted out for the tv show).

They had some really good actors and some of those court cases were more dramatic than any Perry Mason show!

There's a House episode that awfully close to that, too...  Don't remember which year it was, but yeah...  Only of course, they're in the hospital, not court.

In House, the dad slept with both women, but the two actually were half-siblings, proven by blood tests if memory serves. Then the girl left the hospital, I don't remember if she came back.

Then there was a similar one with Law & Order, where the mistress killed the dad because he was going to tell his wife about the affair because the children were dating each other.

It was the scorned wife (played very well by Jane Seymour by the way), who killed her husband when she found out that her son and his half-sister where (unknowingly) dating each other and that the girl had become pregnant.  The girl had been accidentally killed by the husband when she had told him about the pregnancy.
Title: Re: Worst case of jaw-dropping in the known history
Post by: rhirhi on December 01, 2010, 01:08:08 PM

A similar family showed up on a Family Court episode twenty years ago - the judge was reprising cases from his tenure in family court.........a young couple showed up trying to get permission from their parents to wed (one of them was a couple of months too young, under the laws of the time the real life event occurred).

In court, her mother finally admitted to having had an affair with the young man's father - so he was her half brother.  They couldn't marry.  Girl came unglued in her chair - they had deliberately gotten pregnant to force the permission.............

Her mother stood up and told the court that there was no problem, as when she'd found out that her husband was having an affair with his friend's wife & gotten her pregnant, she'd gone out and had an affair with his best friend and gotten pregnant, too.  The young couple were much relieved, the wedding was performed by the judge, and the grandparents were left to work out the issues with their spouses having found out about the affairs some 17 to 20 years earlier (as I said, they were recreating cases with actors - I don't know what the age of majority was when the real events occurred that were being acted out for the tv show).

They had some really good actors and some of those court cases were more dramatic than any Perry Mason show!

There's a House episode that awfully close to that, too...  Don't remember which year it was, but yeah...  Only of course, they're in the hospital, not court.

In House, the dad slept with both women, but the two actually were half-siblings, proven by blood tests if memory serves. Then the girl left the hospital, I don't remember if she came back.

Then there was a similar one with Law & Order, where the mistress killed the dad because he was going to tell his wife about the affair because the children were dating each other.

It was the scorned wife (played very well by Jane Seymour by the way), who killed her husband when she found out that her son and his half-sister where (unknowingly) dating each other and that the girl had become pregnant.  The girl had been accidentally killed by the husband when she had told him about the pregnancy.

Thanks, I knew I was messing part of that story line up