- Tracy and Kenneth are unarguably the token 30 Rock Ho Yay couple. Here's just one of many examples:
Tracy: (getting down on one knee) Kenneth Parcell, would you take this ring .. and sell it in the Jewish part of midtown and use the money to get us a Nintendo Wii?
Kenneth: Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes!
- Jack to Kenneth in season one: "I'm gonna be your bottom, Kenneth. I want you to ride me as hard as you can." It Makes Sense in Context. Oh, and Jack's assistant Jonathan totally has a crush on him. That one may or may not be actual text...
- In one episode Jack keeps talking about his attempts to get a promotion in ways that accidentally sound homoerotic "Tomorrow I'm going to be in a foursome with three other men and I'm going to give Geiss all of my attention!" (He was talking about a golf foursome, sure...)
- And some Les Yay between Elisa and Liz.
Liz: Are you a man?
Elisa: Really?! That's your guess, a man? You want to see me naked?
- In one of the season finales, Jenna automatically assumes she and Liz will hook up when she suggests giving up on men.
- Liz let Tracy produce a porno based on her life after using his behavior for book material without telling him. When the characters based on Liz and Jenna start making out, Liz is quick to leave, but Jenna... lingers. That same episode has plenty of Ho Yay / Foe Yay between Jack and Devon:
Jack: Sure, maybe you’ll ruin my career, maybe you’ll never see my again, but if you had forced me to take government bailout money..you’d be my boss.
Devon: [gasp!] Oh my. You’d have to come back to Washington to report to me. Like a little school boy. Your hand sticky from candy. [..] You’d have to take it. I’d make you. I’d make you take it all.
Jack: I’d roll over and let you give it to me.
Devon: (not changing his tone) I’m honestly not trying to make this sound gay.
Jack: (ditto) No one is, it's just happening.
- Upon seeing Liz in her new pair of jeans, Jenna remarks, "I'd hit that," as well as saying "I'd experiment with that girl" after seeing a picture of a college-aged Liz.
- Ace Of Cakes is brimming with dangerous amounts of Ho Yay between Duff and Geof. Yes, Ace of Cakes on the Food Network. A good part of the eighth season premiere centers around Duff begging Geof to play his guitar at a concert. Geof reluctantly relents and sings a gloriously sappy song he wrote while Duff sits, enraptured, in the audience and actually begins to lipsynch the song along with him.
- Alias: Weiss and Vaughn shared many Ho Yay moments. These tended to be of the lighthearted variety, such as when Vaughn offered Weiss a drawer.
- There was some pretty palpable same-sex Foe Yay between Sydney and Anna, and Vaughn and Sark. Sark even managed to get his yay on with Marshall at one point.
- Dr. Brezzel's assistant, Kaya, looked at Sydney (and everybody else for that matter) like she wanted to tear her clothes off.
- The 1980s TV version of Anne of Green Gables makes the les yay elements of Anne Shirley and Diana Barry's relationship a bit more obvious.
- In Arrested Development, they definitely play up something between Michael and Gob. Especially in season 3.
- Asylum, a show made by a lot of the same people who made Spaced features a character who would later be the inspiration for Brian, (played by Julian Barrett.) who shares a strange attraction with one of his fellow patients.
Victor: Oh, Silent-Face! You mysterious, beautiful, bitch!
- In the later seasons of The A-Team, there was quite a bit of Face/Murdock Ho Yay. For instance, in the Season 4 episode "Wheel of Fortune," Murdock wins a trip to Hawaii as a contestant on The Wheel of Fortune and then Face and Murdock high-five each other, hug, and hop around like a couple of Fan Boys who found out that they're going to meet either George Lucas or David Tennant. Then Murdock says he wants to take a girl to Hawaii, but Face basically tells him that they have to go together. Then, when Murdock disappears on the day they're supposed to leave, Face gets all worried and says, "He left without me!" When Face gets captured by the bad guys later on, he tells them that he should be in Hawaii "sucking on a mai-tai." Oh yeah, Face, we definitely know what you mean.
- There's this gem from an episode in season one, where the Team rescues a reluctant Texas bride:
Face: (calling to Murdock, running behind their truck in a wedding dress) "Come to me, my precious!"
- In the third-season episode "Timber", they share a room. With one bed. And it seems that Face is naked under the covers.
- More like the whole series. Hell, the second episode has Face declaring that he loves Murdock, even if the pilot is as crazy as a Mexican rabbit. Murdock returns the sentiment with an "I love you, baby" in the penultimate episode of season three.
- It doesn't help, of course, that Face and Murdock's actors were (and are) good friends who's Gay Bravado frequently leaked on set.
- Being Human: Mitchell and George in seasons 1-3 and Hal and Tom in 4.
- Both pairs have the whole Fur Against Fang Star-Crossed Lovers thing going on.
- Hal and Tom are adorable together. With Hal's former Heterosexual Life Partner Leo dead, Hal needs someone to keep him in check so he doesn't start, you know, eating people so he ask Tom to be that person for him. The whole scene reads like he's asking him out. Oh and the episodes title? Puppy Love - they both get female love interests in that episode, but still!
- In one episode Hal and Tom pose as adoptive parents to explain the absence of a mother for baby Eve, leading to squeetastic moments like this◊.
- They go on a double date and while walking behind them one girl remarks on how close Hal and Tom are
Alex: (to Allison) When they say housemates, they do have separate bedrooms don't they?
- Better Off Ted's Phil and Lem. At one point, they wind up sharing a hazmat suit.
- The Big Bang Theory: Wolowitz and Koothrappali.
- Even Leonard's mother noticed.
"So Howard, Raj, have you finally built up the courage to admit your latent homosexual feelings for one another?"
- "The night the heat went out..." "It was a bonding experience!"
- And then, this happened. Granted, it is more or less accidental, but there nonetheless. Can you hear the squees of a thousands of Yaoi Fangirls?
- Also on the same show, Sheldon and Leonard. When Raj's mother calls from India in one episode she thinks they are "like Haroun and Tanveer" who are "sweet young men that recently adopted the cutest little Punjab baby". Despite Leonard denying it initially, upon realising that they own the special edition of Fiddler On The Roof, Leonard notes,"Maybe we are like Haroun and Tanveer".
- It's also a little suggestive that Leonard's mother is a less neurotic female Sheldon. Especially considering that there's quite a bit of discussion about the psychological complexes her unaffectionate parenting style gave Leonard.
- As of season four, Howard and Raj have now kissed on the lips. Then we get this Innocent Innuendo from Leonard the next day:
So Howard, did you have fun playing with Raj's big telescope
- Amy Farrah Fowler and Penny, although this is more of a one-sided crush.
- In one episode Raj and Stuart got a moment when Raj asked Stuart to hang out, but sounding more like asking him on a date
- In a season 3 episode, Penny and Sheldon fought over who Leonard would take to Switzerland for Valentine's Day until they both come down with the flu. Leonard ends up taking Raj, who is over the moon with all the romantic furnishings.
- In somewhat of an It's a Wonderful Plot, the gang wonders what their lives would be like without Sheldon, Howard still thinks he and Bernadette could've gotten married since they would still go to the Cheesecake Factory where she and Penny worked, but Bernadette theorizes that she would simply assume Howard and Raj were a couple and not even bother introducing herself.
- If you can find a single episode of Big Wolf on Campus without at least one Ho Yay moment between Tommy and Merton...some of the best include:
- Tommy's constant willingness to help Merton, despite the latter never learning and almost always somehow being the cause of episode's conflict.
- The fact that Tommy has done some very nice things for Merton, such as stating he was always willing to wolf out for him, and selling his prize thousand-dollar baseball card to get a cure for Merton becoming a statue because 'Nothing was more important to me-except Merton.'
- The two also have absolutely no concept of personal space, and can be seen touching way too much every single episode.
- Besides that, it seems like half the other characters think they're together- One episode has Tommy trying to get Merton to fit in with his jock friends, and one of them seems shocked that Merton would have a 'girl'friend, emphasis on the 'girl', thus implying he'd think Merton would have a boyfriend. (Of course, he does have a lot of Ambiguously Gay moments.) Another early episode has Tommy's semi-girlfriend Stacey meeting them at the dance. Tommy bothers Stacey about who her date is, to which she replies with a question about who his is, looking directly at Merton. Keep in mind that the two had their arms around the others shoulder at this point. However, they quickly de-couplify.
- And that's not even getting started on the obvious man-crushes Merton sports throughout the show's run.
- The Blackadder series has plenty of Ho Yay moments, usually involving one of Tim McInnerny's characters or someone in drag.
- The Blackadder II episode "Bells" is practically made of Ho Yay thanks to crossdressing. The overall plot involves Lord Blackadder trying to cope with his strange feelings towards his new servant boy (who is actually a girl). In one scene, Percy walks in on Baldrick in his bridesmaid outfit, SOMEHOW mistakes him for a woman, and asks for a kiss. Baldrick complies. The kiss lasts a full seventeen seconds.
- In "Chains", Prince Ludwig reveals that he's had sex with three other characters, two of whom are men. On all occasions, he was in disguise (as a waitress with Blackadder, a sheep with Melchett, and stable boy with Queenie).
- Queenie wasn't actually one of his conquests - she was fondling her horse. (Besides, if you were Queenie, would you be sleeping with someone you know only as "Shorty-Greasy-Spot-Spot"?)
- The whole character of Captain Kevin Darling in Blackadder Goes Forth was practically made for Ho Yay just because of his name (almost canon because the creators and actors say that the character was born from the name). Captain Blackadder and General Melchett usually refer to him as just "Darling", prompting many awkward moments. The Crowning Moment of Funny is the episode "Major Star" when Melchett is rehearsing for his date with "Georgina" and his repeated use of the word "darling" in his sweet-talk to the mirror starts to make Darling very uncomfortable...
- A very Ho Yay-y moment from season 1, "The Queen of Spain's Beard." Edmund has been told to act gay to get out of marrying the Spanish Infanta by Baldrick, and is told to "practice" with Percy planning on helping him. Percy, in best camp voice, mentions some gossip about how "Prince Edmund's going to marry the Spanish Infanta" which enrages Edmund, who tackles Percy to the ground, and, uh, attacks him. Baldrick walks back in: "Yes, that's the sort of thing!"
- Black Books: It's often implied that, for all his cruel bullying, Bernard has a bit of a crush on Manny, his assistant - he falls to pieces when Manny walks out to work in the shop next door, and it's played as if they're a couple getting divorced. Bernard mentions once that he used to think he was gay, but decided he couldn't handle the expected levels of personal hygiene ("...and all that dancing!"). There's also an episode where Bernard, Manny and Fran all have a crush on the same (male) writer and compete viciously for his attention. And the less said about Manny, the beard porn and the Japanese businessman, the better...
- In the above-mentioned episode where Manny went to work in the shop next door, Evan — the 'other man' (played by Simon Pegg) — combined a bit of Ho Yay with a nineties Stepford Smiler work ethic and a slightly creepy obsession with Manny - specifically, moulding Manny into a mirror version of himself. The mere presence of 'a friend of Manny's' was enough to send Evan into a rant. Needless to say, this particular Ho Yay only went one way.
- Avon/Vila was one of the more popular ships in Blake's 7's heyday, although Avon/Blake remains the most popular. Avon/Tarrant gets a good look in too... What is it with Avon any way? Is it the leather?
- Very long-running childrens' magazine show Blue Peter received the greatest mark of approval and respectability possible in 1972, when the then fourth-in-line-to-the-throne Princess Anne joined the presentation team. The Queen's only daughter joined the presenters, the golden team of Noakes, Purvis and Singleton, on a safari summer expedition to Africa, proving herself a natural and unaffected TV presenter and a possible talent in the making. However, she was seen to strip down to a bikini in the company of BP presenter Valerie Singleton, a woman around whom many rumours and legends have coalesced over the years. Singleton also shared a tent with the young princess when out on the veldt. While most authorities are of the view that nothing untoward or improper happened, it was let known on behalf of the Palace that a daughter of the royal house dallying with a woman suspected of being a lesbian was not exactly good PR, even if by no stretch of the imagination could a 1972 bikini be called "skimpy". Princess nne's contributions to BP were then scaled down to outside broadcasts and horse-related items, ending almost completely after her marriage in 1974.
- Boardwalk Empire has three contenders for most Ho Yay:
- Richard and Jimmy they start out sharing a Lingering Gaze in the hospital, and then Jimmy brings him along to Atlantic City and bargains with Nucky to get him a job, defending him whenever someone makes a comment about his appearance. Richard, in turn, who has no personal stake in any of the Nucky/Rothstein/D'Alessio madness, immediately starts offering to help Jimmy by offing people left and right. ...OK, so it's dark, but there's something very sweet about the two shell-shocked veterans bonding that way.
- There's also Jimmy and Al, going back to the pilot. They bond over being the low men on the totem pole, then rise through the ranks together. By the time Al drops by Jimmy's house in Jersey in "A Dangerous Maid", playing with Tommy and speaking Italian with Angela, he comes off as Jimmy's ex, complete with tension with Richard.
- There's a part where Al acknowledges their relationship might be "a little fruity" while they're both shopping for suits.
- All of Team New York are basically married to each other. There's all of Luciano and Rothstein's interactions in Season 1, with Rothstein treating Luciano like a very well-kept pet. He dresses him, teaches him how to speak, and when Luciano does something wrong, Rothstein's there with a quiet "Charlie, no" and a restraining hand. Lansky and Luciano take over the Ho Yay in Season 2, rarely out of each other's company and always acting as a unit.
- How do you read "some things, Charlie, you just have to swallow" in a non-homoerotic context?
- In "Ourselves Alone", Charlie calls Benny a "crazy little kid" in Yiddish. Meyer responds "what can you do?" in Italian.
- This goes even further in season 3, where they act like Benny Siegel's doting parents. A scene of them sending him out to make a heroin deal plays more like it's his first day of school.
- Luciano comments on Meyer's beautiful face. What's even better is that he says it in Yiddish.
- When Masseria makes a remark how Jews have sex through a sheet and therefore a joyless bunch, Luciano asserts otherwise; specifically that Meyer does it like a sailor on shore leave. It's not clear exactly how Luciano knows that.
- In "Two Imposters", Meyer lights his cigarette with Lucky's.
- Bomb Girls: Betty and Kate, mostly.
- Bones: There is Les Yay vibe between Brennan and Hannah, Booth's girlfriend, in that hospital scene in Season 6.
- Boston Legal: Heterosexual Life-Partners Alan Shore and Denny Crane. By now, they joke about it more than any of the other characters, going far beyond the boundaries of Lampshade Hanging. It doesn't help that the series ended with the two of them getting married (so that Alan could have full access to Denny's money as Denny succumbs to Alzheimer's, but honestly...) At least, that was Denny's excuse for proposing. He also cited spousal privileges, like medical, next of kin, etc. And then blatantly admitted, "...you're the man I love." And let's not forget their wedding dance, on their balcony, to Louis Armstrong's "Fantastic, That's You." In short, Denny and Alan are dripping with more Ho Yay than every other example on this page. Combined. They're dripping with so much Ho Yay nobody mentions it because doing so would be tantamount to pointing at water and saying, "That's wet." Back in Season 2, when Alan helped Denny practice his Mambo (not innuendo, amazingly).
Alan: Anything Denny Crane can do, I can do backwards and wearing high heels.
- Boy Meets World:
- Breaking Bad has some between various characters. Gale definitely seemed to have something of an admiring crush on Walt, and it's not like Walt wasn't overjoyed to be working with him. Walt and Jesse have their fair share as well. They fight a lot, sure, but that doesn't change the fact that by the end of the first episode, they've both seen each other in their underwear.
- Charles and Sebastian in Brideshead Revisited. Charles' first descriptions of Sebastian are close to how would describe their first love, they're very familiar with each other, and while Charles does have later relationships with females, Sebastian seems to prefer men. For one reason or another (maybe the impact of visual vs. writing) they seem much more overt in the mini-series than in the book.
- The homoeroticism of their relationship is specifically pointed out to Charles by Lord Marchmain's Italian mistress, who tells Charles that a man whose first love is another man will always prove to be a better lover for the women in his life than will a man who has only loved women. It is unclear whether she is referring to the idea of straight lads who love their male best friends before they ever fall in love with any female or to the idea that men are naturally omnisexual even though most will conform eventually to the expected straight lifestyle of wife and offspring — both notions fit the beliefs of the time period involved (and fit modern psychological theory as well).
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine:
- In-universe, Detective Warren Pembroke — a.k.a "The Vulture" — from the Major Crimes Squad seems to spend a lot of time thinking about and commenting on Detective Jake Peralta's "big white ass". A one-way version, in that Peralta cannot stand the Vulture and is clearly somewhat discomforted by these attentions.
- Peralta himself has a great deal of Ho Yay with Detective Charles Boyle, and vice versa. The two are very good friends in a very bromatic way, Boyle goes out of his way to be flattering to Peralta and describes a collaboration between himself, Peralta and Detective Rosa Diaz as "his fantasy threesome" (of detectives on a case). Peralta takes a great interest in Boyle's love life and doesn't object to watching when a meeting between Boyle and his future fiancée starts getting rather amorous right in front of him.
- Detectives Rosa Diaz and Amy Santiago get a lot of slash fiction written about them. Judging by the Tomboy and Girly Girl dynamic they frequently have on the show, this is not entirely surprising.
- An unusual moment from the Pilot Movie of Buck Rogers: When Dr. Theophilus tells Twiki to place him on a table so he can get a "good look" at Buck, upon which he (it?) exclaims, "Well, now. What an attractive man you are, Captain Buck Rogers." This is right after Theophilus says that he/it wishes they will be able to watch a sunset together. It still counts if it's an AI with a male voice and referred to as "him" by human characters, right?
- And Theophilus' report to Colonel Deering following said interview? "You can take my word, he's a wonderful man. Believe me." Those were his exact words.
- Burn Notice: Michael and Victor. Victor refers to Michael's "pretty head" on a couple of occasions. And they were going to run away to Cuba together. Started as Foe Yay.
- Michael and Sam. Sam has broken dates with rich and beautiful women, gotten himself beaten up, sacrificed brilliant cars, and once attempted to get himself killed, all for Michael's sake and with only the barest twinges of regret. While less overtly demonstrative, Michael frequently trusts Sam with his life, going so far as to allow himself to back one of Sam's gambits completely blind and nearly be executed for it, as well as rescuing Sam despite the "trying to get himself killed" incident.
- Lampshaded by Fiona in 3x04, "Fearless Leader", where Sam's holding Michael's hand because he's giving him a fake tattoo and Fiona walks in, quipping "I leave you boys alone for a minute . . .".
- The reverse-interrogation scene in "Question and Answer", where Michael puts his life in Sam's hands, admitting via voiceover that he trusts Sam completely, and that's the only way it can work.
- The Ho Yay is strong in "Breach of Faith", where Michael risks prison time to stay with Sam in a hostage scenario they accidentally walked into: "I leave when you leave, Sam".
- And again in "Hard Time", where Michael actually goes to prison for Sam.
Michael: Listen, I'll do it.
Sam: You'd do that for my friend?
Michael: I'd do that for you, Sam.
- Seymour clearly has a massive (and massively one-sided) man-crush on Michael.
- Most of the rival spies do it, but Gilroy seems to be actively hitting on Mike. The first thing he does when they meet is to talk about his hands. Not to mention their "date" in a hot-tub.
- Even less expected than Gilroy hitting on Michael was that Michael seemed to be flirting back.
- Castle Ryan and Esposito, the supporting detectives, who are seldom seen apart. Barely worth mentioning, except that every other character on the show likes to tease them for being a blatant couple.
* Ryan calls his girlfriend.*
Castle: (To Esposito) "Don't be jealous, he still loves you."
Beckett: "When I'm not here, do you guys braid each other's hair and debate who's the coolest Jonas brother?"
Esposito: "No. But it's totally Nick."
Ryan: "Absolutely Nick."
Esposito: "Nick's the cute one."
- In Season 2, in the episode titled "The Mistress Always Spanks Twice" - the name already saying SO much about the episode, has a moment where Esposita rests his chin on Ryan's shoulder ... while they are watching a video on Ryan's computer monitor. It's a video of bondage and S&M. It's so intimate that Ryan even says its a little creepy watching the video together that close.
- One episode includes Esposito enthusiastically greeting one of his old friends, while Ryan looks on jealously.
- "Knockout". Upon realizing that Captain Montgomery is the third man in a group of dirty cops, Ryan and Esposito have a extremely emotional fight that leads to Esposito shoving Ryan up against a wall. Unf.
- In "A Dance with Death", recently married Ryan basically all but forces Esposito to wear his wedding ring. It Makes Sense in Context. Kinda.
- It's worth noting that several completely unfazed detectives pass them by as Ryan waves his ring around and begs Espo to wear it.
- The Charmed episode "The Fourth Sister" has some pretty blatant Les Yay between Phoebe and Aviva, to the point where Leo (being told by Piper that Phoebe is a lesbian) assumes they are together.
- All three sisters get some with Eva in "All Halliwell's Eve" especially with Eva's whole "you felt the power" line.
- Every male character in Chuck seems to have this with every other male character. In S 2 E 6 where Chuck French-kisses Casey thinking that it can cure the virus.
- Chuck has a couple of examples on the main page, but the episode Chuck vs the Alma Mater had one moment in particular which had a ton of Bryce/Chuck Ho Yay when it's revealed that Bryce got Chuck kicked out of Stamford because he wanted to save him from working for the military. Why was he so adamant about it? Because Chuck's a good guy.
- Morgan and Chuck have moments in pretty much every episode. The way they talk about moving in together is just... wow. Perhaps they wrote in a female love interest for Morgan just to prove he's not gay.
- Chuck also has some subtext with MI6 agent Cole. He starts by praising the man's courage, his ability to take a bullet, which then dissolves into the awesome tank tops he wears. At one point, he even tells Cole to stop him if it's getting weird.
- In "Chuck Versus the Sensei", Chuck accuses Casey of being in love with him. However, this is completely justified a half-second later, as Casey gets so pissed off he is able to fight off the bad guy who had been kicking his ass for the last five minutes - which was what Chuck had intended.
- While not necessarily Ho Yay, Adam Baldwin has a habit of staring at Zachary Levi's mouth during their scenes. Slash fans particularly enjoy those screencaps of those moments.
- Casey and Mogan gets lots of this after Morgan becomes a member of Team Bartowski in season 3. They even move in together in season 4.
Casey: You know, half of marriages end up in divorces. (Casey and Morgan drink juice at the same time)
: It's nice to see yours is going so well.
- The Closer has surprised a lot of its fans with the frankly blatant Belligerent Sexual Tension between Brenda Johnson and Sharon Raydor.
- Also Flynn and Provenza, although their interactions frequently fall somewhere between Heterosexual Life-Partners and Ho Yay. But still, they seem to spend a lot of time together and always manage to get in trouble somehow.
- When Provenza starts dating a much younger woman, Flynn reacts with irritation and condescension, and during the few moments when he's not mocking Provenza's new diet/clothes, he almost seems jealous. Provenza keeps a photograph of himself and his girlfriend on his desk, and when she breaks up with him, he removes the photo from the frame and throws it away. Later on in the episode, he discovers that Flynn has taken the opportunity to put a photo of himself in the empty frame. Then towards the end of the episode, we get this:
Flynn: She broke off the engagement, huh?
Provenza: Yep. I'm old, and I'm all alone.
Flynn: Well. As usual, you're only half right. You're pretty old.
- Also, in Fool's Gold, we learn that apparently, Provenza's four ex-wives ship them:
Liz Provenza: Oh, and if you ever wanna just vent, we all get together every couple of months.
Flynn: Who's we?
Liz: Louie's other wives. We think of you as the fifth.
- Parodied in The Comic Strip Presents "The Bullshitters" (a send up of The Professionals), when Bonehead and Foyle resolve their burning sexual tension before the final shootout by getting shirtless and snogging each other while rolling around in a pile of gravel.
- USA Network's Common Law is pretty much built around this trope.
- The show’s tagline is ‘It’s like marriage. Only with bullets.” and the title itself is a play on the phrase ‘common law marriage’. The episodes are given titles like ‘Soul Mates’, ‘Ex-Factor’, and ‘Performance Anxiety’.
- It’s pretty clear that in spite of all their bickering and disagreements, they work amazingly well as a team. If they didn’t their captain wouldn’t be wasting his time putting them through couples’ therapy, he’d just re-assign them.
- In one episode, Wes comes knocking on Travis’ trailer while Travis is in there with his current girlfriend. Neither one seems to think it’s particularly odd that they’re having a conversation while Travis and the girlfriend are getting it on, and when Wes apologises to him (something he rarely does), Travis immediately opens the door and agrees to follow a lead. The girl is understandably not impressed, memorably saying to Wes “Did you embroider Travis’ name on your new black panties? No? I did.”
- Also, this line from Captain Sutton: “They are the yin to each others' yang. I hope you have a trick up your sleeve to unite their chi.”
- Travis (referring to his ex-partner): Look Wes, I just don't want to air all our dirty laundry in front of him.
- In CSI, the original Las Vegas, the character of Hodges shows a great deal of affection and worship toward Grissom, his superior. This demonstration often seems to go beyond just hero worship.
Hodges: So, I scored two tickets to this Alec Knight lecture. He's of course you know, challenging that the Russian claim that the Romanov remains done in Petersburg are authentic. Open bar.
Grissom: Are you asking me out?
Hodges: Is that a yes?
- Greg and Nick have quite a fan following as well. In early seasons, Nick playfully says "Leggo my Greggo," Greg says "I thought we had a relationship" and Nick
accidentally replies to Greg's "rock on" hand gesture with the sign language gesture for "I love you".
- Eric and Horatio in CSI: Miami. It isn't so strong as it was in the early seasons. Or at least it wasn't until the seventh season premiere. [What else can one make of Horatio's "it might have failed. I didn't want to put you in the way!" explanation as to why he didn't include Eric in his fake death scheme? Eric was all but shouting "Call me, okay?" after Horatio as he walked away at the end, too.
- Damages: if Patty and Ellen were guys the slash would break the internet. Especially in the third season: "you're trying to seduce me with bourbon", indeed.
- Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High have their share. Degrassi The Next Generation has it's own page. Among others, everyone who sees the first season at least entertains the though of Voula's girlcrush on Steph.
- "Caitlin's gay, you know. She's a lesbian."
- Arthur and Yick's bromance is truly legendary. LEGENDARY.
- There's also a lot of subtext for Snake and Wheels, too. Someone (who may or may not have had way too much time on their hands) actually went through the episodes and wrote down every even the ''least'' bit slashy moment. Every. Single. One.
- It's not really Ho Yay for Marco. He actually IS gay. The Ellie stuff was him trying to make himself straight.
- Darcy and Manny!
- Eli and Adam seem to be headed in this direction. Since Adam is transgender and played by a girl, the writers have set up Adam as a Shipper on Deck for Eli/Clare so that if the Real Life UST between the actors get out of hand people can point out that Adam is practically the captain of the HMCS EClare.
- Dexter Season 3 has plenty of Ho Yay between the titular character of Dexter and the character of Miguel Prado.
- Even Dexter's sister notices, at one point asking him what was up with all the "sexual tension" between them.
- Also a small amount of Ho Yay between Quinn and his CI, Anton.
- Dexter was infatuated with the Ice Truck Killer before he ever met the guy. Definite schoolboy crush there. And then there's the flashback to his teenage years where he tells his father he doesn't like girls. Sure, he then expounds on it, saying he likes to be alone. But you can totally tell by Harry's expression that he's getting the wrong idea.
- Dick & Dom have always been prone to casually hugging. And casually asking each other "How many points shall we give the winner of this, darling?". And casually holding hands as they stroll along a riverbank (to set up the "Duck!" "What?" "No, a duck." joke).
- Dirk Gently: Dirk and Macduff emanate waves of hostile codependence.
- Sometimes shows up on Dirty Jobs.
Mike: "Why am I lying on another man lying on a crocodile?"
- Doc Martin: Surprisingly, between Martin and PC Penhale. In the episode with Penhale's brother, Penhale runs around Martin's office and hugs the Doc while shirtless. Later that same episode, Penhale gives Martin a present and mentions their "special relationship."
- Dollhouse: Echo and Sierra.
- Victor and Ballard have their moments, too, though this doubles as Foe Yay. Ballard seems to have a thing for pushing Victor up against walls...
- Same for Topher and Boyd.
Topher: Anything for you. Because I love you. Deep, deep man-love.
- There's also a brief moment in "Vows" which features Sierra's imprint coming on to Ivy.
If you did wish to tie me down and spank me, I suppose I would be helpless to resist?
- Also in "Vows", Echo and Whiskey pawing all over each other in flashback.
- And in "The Left Hand" there's some vicious implications of Caroline/Bennett.
- Not to mention "Getting Closer", which features several flashback scenes that show the two were very...close.
- Mag and Kilo, in "Epitaph 2". Though to be fair, that's canon (Mag is canonically a lesbian and that look they gave each other at the end...)
Mag: Oh I dunno, the Asian one is kinda cute.
- Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 has some between Chloë, the eponymous bitch, and June, her roommate. In the third episode, Chloë takes in a foster child, having told Children's Protective Services that she and June are cohabiting lesbian lovers, since CPS would not place a foster child with a jobless single woman.
Chloë: Come on, June, you moved in the first day we met. I bagged me quite the trophy. (Slaps June on rear.)
- The titular characters of Drake & Josh constantly find excuses to hug each other, had full on the lips kissing, and managed to have an episode where they break up, followed by a tearful public confession about how one needs the other.
- Constable Benton Fraser, RCMP and Detective First Class Ray Vecchio, or his replacement, Detective First Class S. Raymond Kowalski, in Due South.
- Carter and Grant in Eureka. For example, the midseason finale, "I'll Be Seeing You", drops the title twice. The first time, it's the song playing while Carter and Allison share a romantic slow dance (ending in a kiss that lasts 63 years). The second time, it's the last thing Grant says to Carter before he leaves to travel the world with his newly acquired wealth.
- If you're going to mention Eureka, you can't overlook the glorious, glorious Foe Yay that was Carter and Stark during the first few seasons.