History ShipTease / LiveActionTV

14th Jul '17 10:29:38 AM Tiggerific
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* He learned to do this on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. The Xander/Willow ship was hinted at from day one. But then in Season Two, Xander was paired up with Cordelia (taking everyone by surprise, but none more so than Xander and Cordelia), and Willow got together with Oz. The Xander/Willow ship seemed dead...only to rise again in Season 3, where Xander and Willow had to deal with a sudden mutual attraction that eventually destroyed the Xander/Cordelia relationship, and inflicted serious damage on the Willow/Oz one. Joss twisted the dagger with the very next episode, which depicted an AlternateUniverse where Xander and Willow were together...as vampires.

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* He Joss learned to do this on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. The Xander/Willow ship was hinted at from day one. But then in Season Two, Xander was paired up with Cordelia (taking everyone by surprise, but none more so than Xander and Cordelia), and Willow got together with Oz. The Xander/Willow ship seemed dead...only to rise again in Season 3, where Xander and Willow had to deal with a sudden mutual attraction that eventually destroyed the Xander/Cordelia relationship, and inflicted serious damage on the Willow/Oz one. Joss twisted the dagger with the very next episode, which depicted an AlternateUniverse where Xander and Willow were together...as vampires.



** Speaking of the comics, season 10 seems to be teasing the [[FanPreferredCouple ever popular]] Spuffy pairing. Whether this means the writers are planning on hooking them up for real or are just doing it to bring in more readers is anyone's guess.

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** Speaking of the comics, season 10 seems to be teasing the [[FanPreferredCouple ever popular]] Spuffy pairing. Whether this means the writers are planning on hooking them up for real or are just doing it to bring in more readers is anyone's guess. [[spoiler: They hooked up.]]
23rd Jun '17 11:34:23 AM Discar
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* All of the possible pairings between two members of the study group in ''Series/{{Community}}'' have at one time or another been teased. Gets pretty crazy when even Abed/Pierce is given scene time with a montage of private moments set to music.
** Jeff/Annie is at the start of Season Three, not even being teased. It's like a giant neon sign saying "these two will hook up some time this year". ''Geography Of Global Conflict'' has a big moment, but there was an earlier one where Jeff's dream sequence includes a line about finally sleeping with Annie. [[SubvertedTrope And then they didn't]]. At this point, after five years of teasing, and the events of the fifth season finale, if these two do not [[OneTrueLove finally]] [[RelationshipUpgrade get together]], Harmon may have a riot on his hands from the fans of the pairing.
** Of course, you'd assume that the Troy/Abed ship teasing would lessen once Troy and Britta [[RelationshipUpgrade got together]] (after they'd received their own teasing in Season 3). But no, if the first few episodes of Season 4 are anything to go by, the teasing has only gotten worse. "Conventions of Space and Time" takes a lot of the previous teasing UpToEleven.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': All of the possible pairings between two members of the study group in ''Series/{{Community}}'' have at one time or another been teased. Gets pretty crazy when even Abed/Pierce is given scene time with a montage of private moments set to music.
** Jeff/Annie is at get by far the start of Season Three, not even being teased. It's like a giant neon sign saying "these two will hook up some time this year". ''Geography Of Global Conflict'' has a big moment, but there was most ShipTease throughout the series, to the point that after the first season, casual viewers often mistake them for an earlier one where Jeff's dream sequence includes a line actual couple. In addition to the [[Recap/CommunityS1E09Debate109 actual times]] [[Recap/CommunityS1E25PascalsTriangleRevisited they've kissed]], they've [[Recap/CommunityS1E15RomanticExpressionism been jealous]] [[Recap/CommunityS2E12AsianPopulationStudies over each other]] [[Recap/CommunityS2E21ParadigmsOfHumanMemory getting dates]] and [[Recap/CommunityS2E23AFistfulOfPaintballs UST with other people]], [[Recap/CommunityS2E09ConspiracyTheoriesandInteriorDesign fake confessed their love to each other]] [[Recap/CommunityS6E08IntroToRecycledCinema multiple times]], [[Recap/CommunityS3E01Biology101 sung about finally sleeping with Annie. [[SubvertedTrope And then they didn't]]. At this point, after five years of teasing, and the events of the fifth season finale, if these two do not [[OneTrueLove finally]] [[RelationshipUpgrade get eventually getting together]], Harmon may have [[Recap/CommunityS3E02GeographyOfGlobalConflict admitted that they only act like family to avoid admitting their real feelings for each other]], [[Recap/CommunityS3E04RemedialChaosTheory hooked up in]] [[Recap/CommunityS4E13AdvancedIntroductionToFinality multiple alternate timelines]], [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic seduced each other]] [[Recap/CommunityS3E17BasicLupineUrology into doing things]], [[Recap/CommunityS3E14PillowsAndBlankets acted like lovers torn apart by war]], [[Recap/CommunityS4E02ParanormalParentage done couple's Halloween costumes together]], [[Recap/CommunityS4E03ConventionsOfSpaceAndTime pretended to be married]], [[Recap/CommunityS4E10IntroToKnots acted like they're living together]], [[Recap/CommunityS5E02IntroductionToTeaching acted out the first steps of a riot teacher/student romance]], [[Recap/CommunityS5E03BasicInterglutealNumismatics admitted that they get involved in the campus-wide events so that they can spend time together]], [[Recap/CommunityS5E05GeothermalEscapism become a battle couple in a post-apocalyptic lava game]], [[Recap/CommunityS5E13BasicSandwich saved the school using their feelings for each other]], [[Recap/CommunityS6E04QueerStudiesAndAdvancedWaxing left the others to go off to a bar alone]], and [[Recap/CommunityS6E12WeddingVideography danced together at a wedding]]. And those are just the '''obvious''' moments, skipping countless examples of HeldGaze and subtler teasing. In the series finale, [[spoiler:they both admit that while they're not in a good place for a relationship right now--Annie is leaving town for an FBI internship that is too valuable to pass up, and Jeff needs to work on his hands from codependency with the fans of the pairing.
group--they share a passionate kiss and imply they'll try for real later]].
** Of course, you'd assume that the Troy/Abed ship teasing would lessen once Troy and Britta [[RelationshipUpgrade got together]] (after they'd received their own teasing in Season 3). But no, if the first few episodes of Season 4 are anything to go by, the teasing has only gotten worse. "Conventions of Space and Time" takes a lot of the previous teasing UpToEleven.UpToEleven, with Britta even warning Troy that someone is "trying to steal your boyfriend."
9th Jun '17 9:51:12 PM Discar
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** Of course, you'd assume that the Troy/Abed ship teasing would lessen once Troy and Britta [[RelationshipUpgrade got together]] (after they'd received their own teasing in Season 3). But no, if the first few episodes of Season 4 are anything to go by, the teasing has only gotten worse. "Conventions of Space and Time" takes a lot of the previous teasing {{Up To Eleven}}
** Parodied to the point of deconstruction in "Paradigms of Human Memory". Annie confronts Jeff about the "Jeff-and-Annie of it all", only for Jeff to look at her as if she's crazy and express no knowledge of what she's talking about. As Annie explains, we cut to a montage of apparently romantic moments between Jeff and Annie set to Sara Bareilles 'Gravity' (itself a parody of a then-popular fan shipping video on YouTube). Afterwards, Jeff protests that she's reading too much into things and that you could hypothetically do the same with [[CrackPairing Pierce and Abed]]. We ''then'' see a montage of clearly-innocent moments between Pierce and Abed put to the exact same music and presented in the exact same way. While the show (via Abed) does acknowledge that there is clearly something going on between Jeff and Annie, the point is clearly made that not every moment a shipper views as ShipTease actually is so, and it's very easy for someone so inclined to layer any given moment with unintended levels of meaning based on their own desires and preconceptions.

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** Of course, you'd assume that the Troy/Abed ship teasing would lessen once Troy and Britta [[RelationshipUpgrade got together]] (after they'd received their own teasing in Season 3). But no, if the first few episodes of Season 4 are anything to go by, the teasing has only gotten worse. "Conventions of Space and Time" takes a lot of the previous teasing {{Up To Eleven}}
UpToEleven.
** Parodied to the point of deconstruction in "Paradigms of Human Memory". Annie confronts Jeff about the "Jeff-and-Annie of it all", only for Jeff to look at her as if she's crazy and express no knowledge of what she's talking about. As Annie explains, we cut to a montage of apparently romantic moments between Jeff and Annie set to Sara Bareilles 'Gravity' (itself a parody of a then-popular fan shipping video on YouTube). Afterwards, Jeff protests that she's reading too much into things and that you could hypothetically do the same with [[CrackPairing Pierce and Abed]]. We ''then'' see a montage of clearly-innocent moments between Pierce and Abed put to the exact same music and presented in the exact same way. While the show (via Abed) does acknowledge that there is clearly something going on between Jeff and Annie, the point is clearly made that not every moment a shipper views as ShipTease actually is so, and it's very easy for someone so inclined to layer any given moment with unintended levels of meaning based on their own desires and preconceptions. preconceptions.
** Annie and Abed get some ShipTease, most notably in the season 2 finale when they actually kiss. However, since every moment of ShipTease between them involves Abed intentionally invoking Jeff's archetype (in the season 2 finale, he was specifically [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo]]), it's less that there's any real possibility of Annie/Abed and more that he just knows how to push her buttons.
28th May '17 1:13:08 AM SpocktorWho
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*** Don't forget in "The Song Remains the Same" when Castiel tells [[BigBad Lucifer]]: “You come near Sam Winchester and I'll kill you.”
** The pairing Megstiel was largely ship teased since Castiel and Meg shared a steamy "pizza man" kiss in "Caged Heat" after Castiel watched porn.

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*** Don't forget in "The Song Remains the Same" when Castiel tells [[BigBad Lucifer]]: [[spoiler:Anna]]: “You come near Sam Winchester and I'll kill you.”
** The pairing Megstiel was largely ship teased since Castiel and Meg shared a steamy "pizza man" kiss in "Caged Heat" after Castiel watched porn.porn, although Meg had shown a rather twisted interest as early as season 5.



** Also, Crowley and Dean\Sam\Cas.

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** Also, Crowley and Dean\Sam\Cas.Dean/Sam/Cas.
20th May '17 6:57:20 PM nombretomado
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* The writers of ''{{Weeds}}'' have been consciously torturing the [[FanPreferredCouple Nancy/Andy]] shippers since at least season four, what with them often [[SleepCute sleeping in the same bed]], [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace constantly invading each other's personal space for no reason at all]], [[AllLoveIsUnrequited Andy being in love with her]], [[FakeOutMakeOut fake-out make-outs]] and tons of other teasing scenes. [[spoiler:And then, their actual hook-up in the final season was just heart-breaking.]]

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* The writers of ''{{Weeds}}'' ''Series/{{Weeds}}'' have been consciously torturing the [[FanPreferredCouple Nancy/Andy]] shippers since at least season four, what with them often [[SleepCute sleeping in the same bed]], [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace constantly invading each other's personal space for no reason at all]], [[AllLoveIsUnrequited Andy being in love with her]], [[FakeOutMakeOut fake-out make-outs]] and tons of other teasing scenes. [[spoiler:And then, their actual hook-up in the final season was just heart-breaking.]]
29th Apr '17 11:40:58 AM nombretomado
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* TinaFey has said that her ''Series/ThirtyRock'' character will never hook up with Jack, but she seems to be going out of her way to imply that they might.

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* TinaFey Creator/TinaFey has said that her ''Series/ThirtyRock'' character will never hook up with Jack, but she seems to be going out of her way to imply that they might.
10th Apr '17 3:49:00 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Arya/Gendry get a fair bit of teasing, despite their young ages, as they forge an incredibly close friendship, Arya checks him out when he's shirtless and [[spoiler: even tells him that he could "be her family." (Gendry returns that he can't because she'll always be "m'lady" with the obvious implication that their difference in status - the daughter or a lord vs. a blacksmiths apprentice - would make any future romantic relationship impossible.)]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Arya/Gendry get a fair bit of teasing, despite their young ages, as they forge an incredibly close friendship, Arya checks him out when he's shirtless and [[spoiler: even tells him that he could "be her family." family", although the wording didn't make it clear whether she had deeper feelings for him or just didn't want to lose her only friend. (Gendry returns that he can't because she'll always be "m'lady" with the obvious implication that their difference in status - the daughter or of a lord vs. a blacksmiths apprentice - would make any future romantic relationship or close friendship impossible.)]]
10th Apr '17 1:25:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Greek}}'', the main ship is Cappie/Casey. So in one promo when Cappie wants to talk about dating with Casey, squees are heard far and wide. Then the ep airs, and Cappie tells Casey he's dating her arch-rival (and [=ZBZ=] little) Rebecca. HilarityEnsues.

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* In ''{{Greek}}'', ''Series/{{Greek}}'', the main ship is Cappie/Casey. So in one promo when Cappie wants to talk about dating with Casey, squees are heard far and wide. Then the ep airs, and Cappie tells Casey he's dating her arch-rival (and [=ZBZ=] little) Rebecca. HilarityEnsues.



* ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' has a huge following of Ricky/Amy, likely because they have a baby together. The writers picked up on it, and seem to adore [[ShipTease teasing it]]/[[ShipSinking smashing it]]/[[ShipTease teasing it again]] as much as they can. There have been quite a few previews with various characters saying "Do you still have feelings for Ricky?" to Amy or vice versa before fade to black. When the episode is actually shown, Ricky or Amy follows the question with a fierce NO!

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* ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' has a huge following of Ricky/Amy, likely because they have a baby together. The writers picked up on it, and seem to adore [[ShipTease teasing it]]/[[ShipSinking smashing it]]/[[ShipTease teasing it again]] as much as they can. There have been quite a few previews with various characters saying "Do you still have feelings for Ricky?" to Amy or vice versa before fade to black. When the episode is actually shown, Ricky or Amy follows the question with a fierce NO!
21st Feb '17 3:00:25 PM skidoo23
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* ''Series/{{Victoria}}'' is a very rare example of ship teasing using actual historical figures, specifically Queen Victoria and her first prime minister, Lord Melbourne (or "Lord M" as she called him). The series includes many shippy moments between the two, culminating in [[spoiler: an attempted marriage proposal by Victoria to Lord M, which he stops]]. Historical sources are split as to how much of this is TruthInTelevision. But history aside, the first four episodes of the series are filled with shipping angst between the two.
30th Jan '17 11:45:05 AM RoseAndHeather
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* On ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', the second half of Alex Cabot's farewell episode throws a bone to the Alex/Olivia shippers in almost ''every scene''.
-->"Stay with me sweetheart. Alex. Alex. ''Alex''."

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* On ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', the ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'':
** The
second half of Alex Cabot's farewell episode throws a bone to the Alex/Olivia Alex Cabot/Olivia Benson shippers in almost ''every scene''.
-->"Stay --->"Stay with me sweetheart. Alex. Alex. ''Alex''.""
** There's really no other excuse than this for the [[HeldGaze long, lingering looks]], late-night drinks, subtle touches, and open concern shared between ADA Rafael Barba and Olivia Benson. Perhaps not incidentally, actors Raúl Esparza (Barba) and Mariska Hargitay (Benson) have openly admitted to [[ShipperOnDeck shipping their characters with each other]].
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