Created By: giggles on August 13, 2012 Last Edited By: jormis29 on May 7, 2015

Bicep Kiss

A narcissistic character kisses one or both of his own biceps

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A narcissistic character (usually if not always male) loves how much time and effort he's put into his enormous arm muscles, and shows how much he loves (or shows off to others) them by kissing his own biceps.

See also Bicep-Polishing Gesture and Flexing Those Non-Biceps.


Examples:

Film

Live-Action TV

Newspaper Comics
  • Peter gets caught doing this by Paige in a FoxTrot strip.

Professional Wrestling
  • This is one of pro wrestler Scott Steiner's (aka "Big Pappa Pump") signatures.
  • "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff. If you watch the video for WWF's "Land of 1000 Dances" he's doing it constantly, to the rhythm of the song.
  • The Brian Kendrick, who kisses after Flexing Those Non-Biceps.

Tabletop Games
  • Dungeons & Dragons adventure IM3 The Best of Intentions. A picture of the Immortal PCs shows one of them doing a pose and kissing his right bicep.

Video Games

Western Animation


Community Feedback Replies: 22
  • August 13, 2012
    MrRuano
  • August 14, 2012
    nitrokitty
    See also Bicep Polishing Gesture.

    • One of the princesses in Adventure Time (I don't know if she's ever named. Muscle Princess?) from Adventure Time does this to her bicep after it gets returned in Princess Monster Wife.
  • August 14, 2012
    SonofRojBlake
    Pro snowboarder Devun Walsh does this in the video "Amped"
  • August 14, 2012
    JonnyB
    This is one of Pro Wrestler Scott Steiner's (aka "Big Pappa Pump") signatures.
  • August 15, 2012
    randomsurfer
    ^Scott Steiner has a page here, FYI.
  • August 15, 2012
    TonyG
    ^^^^It is Muscle Princess.
  • August 15, 2012
    Routerie
    • Anchorman: Ron Burgandy kisses his biceps before offering his love target "two tickets to the gun show." She does not appear as interested as he hoped.
  • August 22, 2012
    giggles
    More wrestlers:
    • "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff. If you watch the video for WWF's "Land of 1000 Dances" he's doing it constantly, to the rhythm of the song.
    • The Brian Kendrick, who kisses after Flexing Those Non Biceps.
  • September 3, 2012
    foxley
    Peter gets caught doing this Paige in a Fox Trot strip.
  • March 26, 2013
    Arivne
    Tabletop Games
    • Dungeons And Dragons adventure IM3 The Best of Intentions. A picture of the Immortal PCs shows one of them doing a pose and kissing his right bicep.
  • May 29, 2013
    Synchronicity
  • May 29, 2013
    lexicon
    Once this is launched don't forget to put it on Muscular Index.
  • June 2, 2013
    Melkior
    Advertising:
    • Played for laughs in an Australian channel-identification advertisement showing a young boy on a beach posing and kissing his rather skinny biceps.
  • June 2, 2013
    tardigrade
    Biceps is plural and singular -- "bicep" is incorrect.
  • June 10, 2013
    MonaNaito
    • Dwight of The Office (US) does this, along with the "gun show" joke, in the season 1 episode "The Alliance".
  • January 23, 2015
    jormis29
    • Examples section formatting
      • Added a line separating the Description and Examples sections.
      • Namespaced and italicized work names.

  • January 23, 2015
    DAN004
    I've heard more cases of a woman kissing a guy's biceps than this.
  • January 23, 2015
    Snicka
    I'd be surprised if Gaston from Beauty And The Beast didn't do this, but I haven't seen the movie in a while and can't recall any specific scene.
  • January 23, 2015
    Gideoncrawle
    In the Total Drama Season 4 Opener, Lightning says "Hello, Gorgeous!" to his bicep and kisses it when he is introduced.
  • January 24, 2015
    Koveras
    Web Video
  • January 24, 2015
    justanotherrandomlurker
    Western Animation
    • Johnny Bravo does this in a promo bumper for Cartoon Network, in which he wakes up from a nightmare where he's thin as a rail, causing women to laugh at him - he sees he still has his muscles, kisses his bicep, then goes back to sleep.
  • May 7, 2015
    KZN02
    Video Games
    • Skullgirls: Cerebella's taunt has her kissing the bicep of her hat Vice Versa.
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