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Or maybe your parents just don't like your true love.
(Especially if they have a Betty they prefer to your chosen Veronica.) But all is not lost.
Look, this talk is all getting very complicated, and we've got a real problem to deal with here.' Several members run to window and look out. Cut to studio: the members run to a door and open it.
Cut to film: of them appearing at the door hesitating and then closing door.
It can still appear in historical fiction, fantasy, in stories not set in the western world, or in any story where parents believe that they have a right to meddle in their grown children's lives.
Audiences are good at figuring out which elements of a work are on which side of the Fourth Wall.
Used this way, it's Lampshade Hanging as applied to Paratext. Compare with other metafictional devices, particularly Painting the Medium, which uses Paratext and artifacts to tell the story, and Reading Ahead in the Script which is exactly what it sounds like.
Left the Background Music On is a specific inversion.
Dates are frequent but very brief, with usually only one multiple-choice question to determine whether your partner's love meter will increase or decrease.
No explanation is necessary for why our hero can hear a ringing telephone but not the movie's soundtrack, or why the space ship is menaced by the Negative Space Wedgie, but not by the opening credits drifting by outside the ship: it's something we accept as part of our Willing Suspension of Disbelief.
It's also a wonderful thing to play with, and that is what Medium Awareness does; the characters acknowledge and interact with elements and conventions of the medium that shouldn't technically "exist" in-universe.
If you and your true love can stay true to each other, and be persistent, your parents will eventually notice your true love's good qualities, and will change their minds.
Alternatively, you may hear the words "I Have No Son" (or daughter, depending) addressed to you in no uncertain terms.
'Course, there isn't really a basement, but he just goes off and we pretend.