History Main / SweepsWeekLesbianKiss

23rd Jun '17 12:27:20 AM ebrown2112
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** Ironically, they cut another kiss from the episode "Pass/Fail" to avoid further accusations of invoking this trope (which seems counterintuitive). According to WordOfGod, however, Claire and Gretchen's relationship would have continued in the next season had the show not been canceled. Unfortunately, ''Series/{{HeroesReborn}}'''s supplemental material retconned the romantic component of their relationship for the sake of the plot.

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** Ironically, they cut another kiss from the episode "Pass/Fail" to avoid further accusations of invoking this trope (which seems counterintuitive). According to WordOfGod, however, Claire and Gretchen's relationship would have continued in the next season had the show not been canceled. Unfortunately, ''Series/{{HeroesReborn}}'''s ''Series/HeroesReborn'''s supplemental material retconned the romantic component of their relationship for the sake of the plot.
23rd Jun '17 12:24:33 AM ebrown2112
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** Ironically, they cut another kiss from the episode "Pass/Fail" to avoid further accusations of invoking this trope (which seems counterintuitive). According to WordOfGod, however, Claire and Gretchen's relationship would have continued in the next season had the show not been canceled. Unfortunately, ''Series/{{HeroesReborn}}'''s supplemental material retconned the romantic component of their relationship for the sake of the plot.
21st May '17 11:37:49 AM nombretomado
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** Paige and Alex's kiss initially seemed like a textbook example of this trope: it was midway through the season and guest-starred JayAndSilentBob in the conclusion of a plot arc involving a movie shot at the school. Alex and Paige (who had a decent amount of BelligerentSexualTension) had ''finally'' become friends, got drunk at the wrap party, and went back to Alex's horrible home for a late night kiss in the dark. Unusually for this trope, the kiss led to a several-season-long relationship between the two, and led to arguably the greatest amount of CharacterDevelopment for both characters.

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** Paige and Alex's kiss initially seemed like a textbook example of this trope: it was midway through the season and guest-starred JayAndSilentBob [[Film/TheViewAskewniverse Jay and Silent Bob]] in the conclusion of a plot arc involving a movie shot at the school. Alex and Paige (who had a decent amount of BelligerentSexualTension) had ''finally'' become friends, got drunk at the wrap party, and went back to Alex's horrible home for a late night kiss in the dark. Unusually for this trope, the kiss led to a several-season-long relationship between the two, and led to arguably the greatest amount of CharacterDevelopment for both characters.
18th Apr '17 11:13:54 AM arbiter099
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There's one other explanation for the lack of outrage over the most recent Sweeps Saphistry, and that's that people are ''losing interest'' in women making out in prime time. Since the mid-2000's, the lesbian sweeps kiss seems to be getting increasingly diminishing returns in the ratings. The [=LGBT=] community is no longer desperate for whatever non-negative representation they can get, and critics are no longer impressed by a showrunner's "bravery" by including it. Further, when you can see far more [[{{Twincest}} bizarre]] things on Website/YouTube (to say nothing of [[TheInternetIsForPorn other corners]] [[ShockSite of the Web]]), and far more extreme or daring things on non-network television, the SweepsWeekLesbianKiss is clearly in danger of becoming a DiscreditedTrope.

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There's one other explanation for the lack of outrage over the most recent Sweeps Saphistry, and that's that people are ''losing interest'' in women making out in prime time. Since the mid-2000's, the lesbian sweeps kiss seems to be getting increasingly diminishing returns in the ratings. The [=LGBT=] community is no longer desperate for whatever non-negative representation they can get, and critics are no longer impressed by a showrunner's "bravery" by including it. Further, when you can see far more [[{{Twincest}} bizarre]] things on Website/YouTube (to say nothing of [[TheInternetIsForPorn other corners]] [[ShockSite of the Web]]), and far more extreme or daring things on non-network television, the SweepsWeekLesbianKiss Sweeps Week Lesbian Kiss is clearly in danger of becoming a DiscreditedTrope.
9th Feb '17 10:30:17 PM Pichu-kun
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* For cheerleading practice in ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'', Veronica kisses Betty as a part of their "big finish". Cheryl however is unimpressed and outright says "faux lesbian kissing hasn't been taboo since 1994".
9th Jan '17 6:06:34 AM Rognik
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' mostly averted this trope; the lesbian relationship between Ivanova and Talia Winters had no on-screen kiss and was completely understandable based on their characters. After the relationship was revealed, however, Talia was PutOnABus [[spoiler: and later suffered a BusCrash due to disagreements with her real life actress; there's a left over ChekhovsGun saying she will come back]].
* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' did a textbook example recently. In what is perhaps a sign that this trope is starting to become [[DiscreditedTrope discredited]], both lesbian and mainstream reviewers responded with a yawn and a "Seriously? In 2009?" Viewers, apparently, weren't impressed, either.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' mostly averted this trope; the lesbian relationship between Ivanova and Talia Winters had no on-screen kiss and was completely understandable based on their characters. After the relationship was revealed, however, Talia was PutOnABus [[spoiler: and later suffered a BusCrash due to disagreements with her real life actress; there's a left over leftover ChekhovsGun saying she will would come back]].
* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' did a textbook example recently.example. In what is perhaps a sign that this trope is starting to become [[DiscreditedTrope discredited]], both lesbian and mainstream reviewers responded with a yawn and a "Seriously? In 2009?" Viewers, apparently, weren't impressed, either.



* Beautifully averted by ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', where Willow and Tara's first kiss was neither gratuitous nor shown in the previews. (First on-screen kiss: the characters had been a couple for almost a year at that point.) Not only that but it appeared on a WhamEpisode that was about something extremely, disturbingly different.

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* Beautifully averted by ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', where Willow and Tara's first kiss was neither gratuitous nor shown in the previews. (First on-screen kiss: the characters had been a couple for almost a year at that point.) Not only that but it appeared on a WhamEpisode that was about something extremely, disturbingly different. Nor were either character written off for quite a while afterwards.



** A Sweeps Week Lesbian Hookup (since the characters were never shown to actually kiss, but we do see them both pre- and post-coital) occurred in "I Do" between Santana (an out lesbian) and [[spoiler: Quinn]], now a guest star. Though to be fair to the show, the episode also had Finn and Rachel and Kurt and Blaine, two very popular broken up couples, hook up as well in what was clearly a fan tease, so the show wasn't just using the lesbian hook up for ratings.

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** A Sweeps Week Lesbian Hookup (since the characters were never shown to actually kiss, but we do see them both pre- and post-coital) occurred in "I Do" between Santana (an out lesbian) and [[spoiler: Quinn]], [[spoiler:Quinn]], now a guest star. Though to be fair to the show, the episode also had Finn and Rachel and Kurt and Blaine, two very popular broken up couples, hook up as well in what was clearly a fan tease, so the show wasn't just using the lesbian hook up for ratings.
29th Dec '16 10:51:57 AM nombretomado
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* Spoofed by DavidLetterman on the Late Show.

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* Spoofed by DavidLetterman Creator/DavidLetterman on the Late Show.
10th Nov '16 5:07:43 PM WaggishPony
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* ''Series/LALaw'': New BiTheWay lawyer C.J. Lamb kissed series regular Abby Perkins in the parking lot in one UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} episode; they rarely referenced it again and C.J.'s actress, Amanda Donohoe, left the cast the next season.

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* ''Series/LALaw'': New BiTheWay lawyer C.J. Lamb kissed series regular Abby Perkins in the parking lot in one UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} episode; they rarely referenced it again and C.J.'s actress, Amanda Donohoe, left both actresses were gone by the cast end of the next following season.
13th Apr '16 7:51:32 AM Morgenthaler
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16th Feb '16 9:56:20 PM SunMushan
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** WinonaRyder showed up as an old friend with a crush on Rachel. Winona kissed Rachel, then promptly disappeared from the series forever, her purpose fulfilled... or perhaps not, since the episode didn't even win its timeslot (wich may be explained that it was because both were really lame kisses).

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** WinonaRyder showed up as an old friend with a crush on Rachel. Winona kissed Rachel, then promptly disappeared from the series forever, her purpose fulfilled... or perhaps not, since the episode didn't even win its timeslot (wich (which may be explained that it was because both were really lame kisses).
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