''Love American Style'' (19691974) was a [[GenreAnthology comedy anthology]] show on {{ABC}} that did a collection of small skits relating to romance, sex or people's love lives. The general format opened with a short (30-second) skit where (usually) a guy would try something and end up becoming the butt of a joke, like trying to make out with a girl and then discover it's a guy, or the woman is willing but her husband is lying asleep in the same bed. (Oh, don't worry about it, he's so drunk he'll never notice.)

There would then be a much longer skit, running anywhere from 10 minutes to the rest of the show. It would be followed by another 30-second short, then if time remained, another longer skit. This format was not always followed; a few episodes were {{Poorly Disguised Pilot}}s that ended up becoming regular series, such as ''HappyDays'' and ''WaitTillYourFatherGetsHome''.
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!!Tropes featured include:
* AnimatedAdaptation: ''Luvcast USA'', produced by Creator/DePatieFrelengEnterprises for ''The ABC Saturday Superstar Movies''.
* FramedFaceOpening: Several examples, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrBe09SIENA this set of opening credits]].
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every episode has a title like "Love and the ______" or "Love in the _____".
* MurphysBed: "Love and the Vertical Romance", in which a woman tries to cure her husband of his irrational fear of beds.
* PieInTheFace: In the episode with Susan Howard.
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: As called out in the main text. Not quite as obvious as most invocations of this trope; the anthology format meant that the show was already visiting differing and unrelated sets of characters from one episode to the next.
* TheRemake: In 1987 ABC created a short lived ''The New Love American Style''.
* TitleThemeTune: "Truer than the red, white and blue-hoo-hoo-HOO!"
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