In Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails tells a guy he looks hot after hairdressing him. Also, in the same episode, Sonic, in drag as Robotnik's old flame, marries Robotnik. And kisses him. FIVE TIMES. It's very Bugs Bunny / Elmer Fudd. That's probably the most blatant of the examples, but there's a bunch more.
Oh, and there's also Robotnik being forced into a kiss with another guy and subsequently blushing and smiling. That came out of nowhere.
Robotic henchmen Scratch and Grounder get by far the most Ho Yay, however. There's the entirety of "The Robot's Robot" (A Day in the Limelight episode where they raise a kid), the kiss in "Mobius 5000", the flatteryflirting on the boat at the end of "Submerged Sonic"...There are far too many moments to list here.
And then there's really weird combinations of Ho Yay that don't fit in anywhere, like Robotnik and Tails or Scratch and Sonic. The latter happens in "Robotnik's Pyramid Scheme", and has Scratch dressing in drag (to seduce Sonic) and delivering the immortal line "I gotta look juuuust right so he'll be attracted to me!" Hoo boy.
The Amazing World of Gumball: Gumball and Darwin have shades of this, particularly in "The Pressure" and "The Prank". "The Third" acts like them getting a new friend is like adding a third person to a relationship.
The Ambiguously Gay Duo. Word of Gay stated that one of them is gay and the other straight... and leaves us to guess which one is which.
American Dad!: Roger has so many it's hard to even know where to start. Well there's the episodes "Deacon Stan, Jesus Man" and "AT: The Abusive Terrestrial", both of which play Steve and Roger as if there a couple, similarly done with Stan and Roger in "Roger n' Me".
Then there's the episode where Klaus wants to feel the touch of another human being, Steve does and afterwards Klaus tries to pay him acting as if he's a prostitute.
Steve and Snot have a few too, they even KISS ON THE LIPS in "Licence to Till".
In "Family Affair," Roger comments on how cute Tyler (the teenage son of the family who first abandoned Roger) has become.
Then theres this line from "Stan's Night Out" when Jackson's talking to Dick.
"Come on don't give me bad new Dick, give me good old Dick, give me the Dick I love."
The one episode of American Dragon Jake Long where Jake is in a play. He's about to kiss the girl in one scene of the play, but it turns out the "girl" is actually his best friend. Having to keep up appearances and the flow, they kiss, followed by "Ugh!" noises from both parties. Still, it was funny.
Jake also wakes up kissing Fu Dog in one episode. This time the kiss is on-screen.
The Captain America and Iron Man vibes in "The Man Who Stole Tomorrow" are practically visible. Cap was almost constantly touching Tony, the full-body scan, Tony's little smile after Cap orders him to the training room...
Captain America's greatest desire is Bucky being alive.
Hawkeye and Hulk have a serious bromance at the very least, if not outright Ho Yay. Hulk is pretty protective of Clint, shown when he threatens the rest of the team when they think Clint's a traitor, and when Bruce was rendered unable to turn into the Hulk, what got him upset enough to transform anyway? The villain grabbed Hawkeye.
Also, Hulk always refers to Clint as "Cupid" and is willing to stay with the Avengers as long as he's there.
The 2013 series Avengers Assemble took the Cap/Iron Manbromance to the next level! From Iron Man reassembling the Avengers due to Captain America's supposed death to Captain America worriedly cradling a dying Iron Man in his arms after Red Skull stole Iron Man's armor including his arc reactor, it's hard to believe that the writers aren't shipping it themselves!
The Avengers: United They Stand had the huge bromance between Hawkeye and Wonder Man, with Hawkeye calling Wonder Man "the only real friend [he'd] ever had." Not to mention the fact that it's a flashback to that scene that snaps Vision!Wonder Man out of Ultron's programming, rather than anything relating to his love interest Scarlet Witch.
One episode of The Backyardigans, "Samurai Pie", had Tyrone teaching Austin the ways of Samurai-esque pie-making. The way they were close, and the way Austin licked a spoon in front of Tyrone, creates all sort of... possibilities.
In The Batman, Poison Ivy's age-down means a lot of Ho Yay with her and Harley is out of the question. Barbara/Batgirl, on the other hand....
Matt Hagen and Teddy Lupin in the episode Feat of Clay, two friends who are definitely Ambiguously Gay with all of Teddy's fawning over Matt and Hagen's violent mood swings being very much like an abusive relationship.
Batgirl and Supergirl in "Girl's Night Out" become very close very... quickly, and in the Justice League Christmas episode, they are absent 'on a skiing holiday together'.
Joker: This guy looks more like the Ghost of Christmas Past. Nowhere near as cute as the Batboy.
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, just like the comics. Word of God confirms that the two are in an on-again-off-again relationship whenever the Joker is out of the picture, but the show itself "merely" lays on incredibly thick subtext whenever they're in the same room together.
Ben 10: Alien Force: Ben and Kevin. Wow. For just one example, as soon as Gwen chews Kevin out for not asking her out yet, Kevin's first move is to turn around and ask Ben if he wants to go out alien hunting. The very end of "Be-Knighted" also raises an eyebrow or two when Kevin puts his arm around Ben, and not only does Ben not protest or awkwardly step out of the embrace, but they walk off together as if it's completely normal, with a knowing wink to Gwen. The two have a ton of dialogue that sounds suggestive out of context: "I used to talk about what I'd do to you," "Enjoy me while you can!"... Then there's that scene where Kevin asks Mr. Seahorse-mode Ben to help him with his tuxedo. Then Kevin gets his fingers entangled in his bow-tie, so Ben starts tying it for him.
Ben:(dusts Kevin's shoulders, then smiles) There. Now, don't you look dapper?
In the episode where Gwen's alien's grandmother first fights Ben and Kevin, at one point an unconscious Ben ends up laying in Kevin's lap. It isn't even Subtext anymore, it's just plain text.
While Ben and Kevin rule the Ho Yay department, Paradox and humanized Hugo in Paradox left quite an impact, the final part of the episode, where Paradox walks an old Hugo into the time portal, to take him on the journey he didn't have the chance to go on all those years ago.
Ben: Well, at least he's got company now.
The scene from the Charmcaster episode where it suddenly shows us Ben sitting alone on a beach and smiling as Kevin walks towards him from the sea, complete with oddly romantic music and sunset in the background.
Speaking of Charmcaster, her and Gwen's Foe Yay becomes not so "foe" anymore in "Where the Magic Happens"...
Notably parodied in "Duped", where one of Ben's Clones acts like a sulky boyfriend towards Kevin. Kevin is shown to be disturbed to a comical level:
"BEN! You have always been kind of girly, but now, YOU'RE CREEPING ME OUT!"
Kevin did a lot of Ben-grabbing in "Fused". When Ben goes to push a button, Kevin grabs his wrist to stop him and holds on longer than you'd expect; when Ben needs to be saved from possession, Kevin rushes in with the electrical things and after the ensuing explosion, comes out of it with Ben tucked under his arm.
The end of "Absolute Power," anyone? Gwen asks who wants to go explain to her parents why their house is destroyed, and is ignored completely as Kevin asks Ben out for smoothies. Are we sure Gwen is Kevin's love interest?
"Fame". When the lights go out. Kevin grabs onto Ben to keep him quiet, hand over mouth, leaning over him. He also went to the trouble of tracking down the guy who outed Ben (as an alien superhero). His extremely protective reaction over Ben aimed towards Jimmy (the ten year old who figured out Ben's secret identity) certainly didn't hurt.
Kevin: Why did you do this to Ben?
Jimmy: I don't understand. Do what?
Kevin:Ruin his life!
Jimmy: I would never do anything to hurt Mr. Tennyson! I'm a fan.
Kevin: (snatches Jimmy up off the ground by his collar)
Ed Wuncler and Gin Rummy from The Boondocks have these moments, and to quote "Y'all Niggas are gay".
In The BOTS Master, Jammerzz and Toolzz are two construction worker-themed robots that form a team called "The Street Boyzz", and are particularly close. They tend to cross the line from Heterosexual Life-Partners to this sometimes, like Jammerzz comforting Toolzz by hugging him and patting his cheek when Toolzz is suffering under his phobia of heights, or Toolzz getting uncharacteristicallypissed when one of the enemy robots hurts his buddy, with him proceeding to completely crush the enemy robots with his fury.
One could also make a point for Watzon and Cook, respectively the doctor robot and the chef robot, they call eachother "Dear" and when Watzon has to go on a mission, he tends to take Cook with him, with them often proceeding to bicker like an old married couple.
In The Brave Little Toaster, Toaster and Blankey are awfully... close. This is lampshaded by (Heh) Lampy. There's also a hanging lamp in the parts shop who seems to like Lampy quite a bit.
In the Spanish version, Lampy is spooked but he says "Calm down, you're here with me".
There's also his rather close relationship with Radio, whom he bickers with constantly, almost like a married couple. His first line? "Would you keep it down? I'm tryin' to get some sleep here!"
The entire first half of the hugging episode was about giving Edward some love. Even in the shower.
Lazlo: "Call me if you need a topper..."(snaps fingers smoothly)
The episode "Irreconcilable Dungferences" combines this with sibling incest.
"Dave, I love you!" Said by both Lazlo AND Edward.
Insinuated in Captain Planet in the AIDS episode, when the friend of the HIV-positive basketball player sticks up for his pal in the face of bullying. The bully says, "What? You're sticking up for him? Maybe you got it too! Maybe you and him - " "Shut up!"
It helps that before Todd's life went to hell, the two were all high-fiving and saying "We're gonna do it!"
The episode "Killer Music" looks a lot like a breakup episode, with Ulrich acting worried and guilty after Odd ended up hospitalized due to XANA's attack.
In the pilot episode of The Cleveland Show Bonnie and Lois make out after Cleveland asks them to and they have champaign.
This is intentionally done on Code Monkeys with Dave and Jerry, though it's probably one sided as Jerry is shown to be effeminate at times. In one episode he declares himself gay for Mitch (who is his love interest Mary in disguise but he didn't know that). He also in another episode said he might be gay for giants after forming a friendship with a wrestler based on Andre the Giant. Beside that he is just very dependent on Dave. In one episode he even says maybe they are meant to be more than best friends while they are both high because he believes they are having the shared hallucination. Dave punches him and he nervously says he was just kidding.
Codename: Kids Next Door: Numbuh 5 and Heindrich/Henrietta. Every story with them in it has 5 acting like a mournful lover whose partner had gone to the dark side. There's much mentioning of what they once were and she never wants to cause her harm, always trying to save her and bring her back to her. And their reunion was so fluffy and SWEET. Many fans were shipping this like crazy and were shocked and horrified upon the revelation of the truth. They even pretend the last part didn't happen. For others, this made the ship a whole lot better.
When The Delightful Children had to kiss Numbuh 3 in a school play, both the male and the female ones lean forward and pucker up.
Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb, being parody characters of canon gay James Bond villains Misters Wint and Kidd, give off this vibe entirely. Never leaving each others' side, finishing each others thoughts, living together, affectionate speech tones...
Combo Niños has many Ho Yay moments between the two main villains, Diadoro and Gomez. An example? In an episode, when a Divino is rather violently summoned, Gomez jumps in Diadoro's arms, Diadoro throws him out, and Gomez jumps back, saying "Five more seconds, they're so comfy!". Another moment is when Gomez asks Diadoro something. Before answering, Diadoro tickles Gomez's chin and Gomez blushes! A third (and last) example is in an episode where a Divino makes everyone dance. At the end of the episode, the two bad guys are still dancing the tango, even though the Divino is defeated since a moment! They stop and Diadoro realizes at last that they're no longer under the Divino's spell. Gomez confesses that he knew that already, but wanted to dance a bit more. Diadoro throws him out violently. He seems to hesitate while seeing Gomez's sad face, then admits that "I kinda liked it. Felt very... macho." And they start dancing again! And they're not the only moments...
Courage the Cowardly Dog has "The Mask," in which Courage meets the dog-hating Kitty (who likes to hide behind the titular mask). The reason for her hatred of dogs? Her "best friend" Bunny is in an abusive relationship with a dog. Kitty goes on about how she can't bare to live without Bunny, and she has a little catnip mouse given to her by Bunny "with love." When they're reunited at the end (after Courage rescues Bunny), they run away together while hugging and nuzzling and talking about how now, they can be best friends forever. It's also one of the more heartwarming moments in the series, so there you go.
In a later season of Cyberchase, this character named Jules shows up. He's a purple-clad, timid little nerd who positively loves Matt. He's only cheered up by Matt's words, teams up with Matt whenever he can, and Matt actually lets Jules call him "Mattie", when he won't even let Inez, his supposed love interest (which never goes anywhere), call him that.
Cybersix has the... unusual relationship between Cyber 6's alter ego, Adrian, and Lucas. Technically, Cyber 6 is actually female and Lucas is her love interest, but sometimes it seems like Lucas seems to have a bigger crush on Adrian than he does on Cyber 6! Lucas always seems to be taking Adrian to fancy restaurants or looking for ways to spend time with him. When he mentions how nice Cyber 6 is to him in front of Adrian, he seems to be turning it into a hint. And when he's put under the impression that Adrian has been "dating" Cyber 6, he acts like a scorned lover... and in a way that's makes it almost look like Adrian's the one who's been cheating, not Cyber 6! Yes, it is every bit as confusing as it sounds.
The best moment is the one where Lucas asks if Adrian wants to go to a movie with him...a romantic movie. The look on Adrian/Cyber 6's face can only be because she's thinking All the Good Men Are Gay.
Received a Fandom Nod in the "Daria Day" marathon before their Grand Finale, which opened some episodes with brief animated intros (available on the DVD set). One had Jane trying to convince Daria to pose for a nude portrait; Daria objects that this will fuel "those rumors about us," and Jane suggests she could do the painting from memory anyway. Another features the two as a bride and groom.
Also, Quinn and Sandy. They show more affection for each other at the end of "Fat Like Me" than they do for any boy either of them dates.
Klump:[overhearing DK practicing proposing] Thunderin' artillery! Did you hear that? Krusha: Uh, hear what? Klump: "Will you marry me!" Krusha: Me? Klump: No, ya noncommissioned nincompoop! Donkey Kong! Krusha: You want to marry Donkey Kong? Klump: NO! Donkey Kong's gettin' married! We gotta tell King K. Rool immediately. [Soon] K. Rool: Who did you say was getting married? Krusha: Me and Klump. Klump: Never mind him, sir.
And from later in the same episode:
K. Rool: Now that I have the Crystal Coconut in my possession, maybe it's time I thought about settling down with a wife! Klump: Sorry sir, but I can't volunteer for that mission! Thank you for askin', though. K. Rool: I didn't mean you, you—!
In "Hooray For Holly Kongo Bongo", Klump and Krusha audition for Bluster's movie with a version of the ending scene from Casablanca, with Krusha in the role of the female.
Doug: Roger seems to be obsessed with the title character. He's the only one he goes out of his way to tease (most of the time), is nice to him at some points, and was the one who decided to throw a surprise party for him living in town for a year in "Quailman vs the Klotzoid Zombies".
Roger (at said party): It's not like we're gettin' married or anything.
The way he teases Doug seems far more like when a boy yanks a girl he likes' pigtails more than anything. Early on, Roger was also always the one who brought the plot to Doug and would never leave him alone. He even moped on occassion when Doug's speech of the day got to him and he felt guilty. And, in the last episode, both Doug and Roger were scared to graduate, so they ran off together and shared some very tender feelings and memories in the confines of the empty principle's office.
Drawn Together's Xandir may be the token gay, but Captain Hero is a Ho Yaymagnet: Not only has he shared "tender moments" with Xandir himself, but Wooldor has an obvious crush on him and he's kissed Spanky at least once. On the Les Yay side, we have Foxxy and Clara getting frisky and Toot sleeping with Clara once (though that last example was part of a convoluted roleplay, so it might not have counted).
Perhaps the best episode illustrating this was one in which Captain Hero tried to express his homosexual desires via a crappy Clark Kent disguise. He and Xandir actually ended up in a serious relationship together until Xandir couldn't put up with him carrying the ridiculous "Captain Hero's gay friend" ruse too far.
Duck Dodgers has an episode in season 2 called the Fudd. Daffy mentioned he (Daffy) will be the father, Marvin will be the mother and Porky will be their child.
Pacha and Kuzco in The Emperor's New Groove. Even leaving aside the Kiss of Life and the Man Hugs, Pacha and Kuzco's relationship is the driving force of the plot. They bicker, they separate, they find one another at last... it's a love story.
Lampshaded (like everything else in the movie):
Pacha: We're on our honeymoon.
Mudka's Meat Hut Waitress: Bless you for coming out in public.
The sequel has Kuzco dressing as a woman to pass as Kronk's wife in front of the latter's father... so either it's a coincidence, or Kuzco really likes to pass as a bulky guy's wife.
In the "Strings Attached" episode of Fanboy and Chum Chum, after Boog is turned from a toy into a frog near the end of the episode, he starts screaming at Lenny to kiss him.
Another moment with Boog and Lenny happens in "Refill Madness", after finally succeeding at stealing Cuppy from Fanboy and Chum Chum, they start laughing, Boog's shouting "Oh yeah baby! We did it!", they embrace each other for a second - after which Boog promptly pushes Lenny away and says "Stop huggin' me!". To illustrate, this video. Even more suggestive if you pay attention to Lenny's expression as he leans into the hug.
Kyle and Fanboy have a subtle moment in "Excuse Me". After Mr. Mufflin falls for their fake excuse letter, an excited Fanboy grabs Kyle's hands as he talks. They continue holding hands and smiling at each other for about ten seconds before realizing what they're doing and pull their hands apart embarrassedly. And Fanboy grabs onto Kyle at every given opportunity, and hopped into his arms bridal-style at one point.
While Fanboy and Chum Chum are so Heterosexual Life-Partners it just demolishes the censors, Kyle and Fanboy seem to have the more traditional Ho Yay moments; in addition to the hand holding, another episode has them on top of each other, and in another the titular characters were fighting over Kyle in an attempt to make the other jealous. In the pilot episode, "Saving Private Chum Chum" and "Trading Day" Fanboy even kisses Chum Chum on the forehead.
Book of the Dead actually played like Fanboy had a crush on Mr. Mufflin, what with his desperate need for his teacher's approval and all, and he'd fooled himself into believing he was Mufflin's favorite anyway. He loved having Mr. Mufflin as his Fanboy-worshipping zombie slave as well.
Mac and Bloo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. There was an episode dedicated to Bloo going behind Mac's back and playing with a new "best friend", and the word CHEATING was even used to describe it.
In "Berry Scary", it seemed that Berry thought Mac was with Bloo and thought it would mess up her self-proclaimed relationship with Bloo. Also at one point in the episode some imaginary friends (and Bloo) try to explain to Berry that Mac is a vital part of Bloo's life, comparing Mac to "(Bloo's) salt to his pepper" and "chocolate to his peanut butter".
Not to mention that while they were comparing, Bloo said "[Mac is] THE SIZZLE TO MY WHIZZLE", complete with a sizzle sound and the weirded-out faces of the imaginary freinds behind him. Needless to say, Berry was not impressed.
Frozen might as well have been called "The Love Story of Anna and Elsa", and no, them being sisters doesn't detract from it at all. The main conflict of the film is that they were once extremely close but were forcibly separated by their parents, which left them miserable, and the whole plot is about them repairing their relationship. The first thing they have to say to each other after being mostly apart for 13 years is commenting on how beautiful the other looks, and later Anna is stunned almost speechless when she sees Elsa in her new, more revealing dress. Elsa is severely upset when Anna announces her engagement, leading to her first serious bout of Power Incontinence. The trolls sing a song to Anna about how love is used to help and heal, which they intend to be about Kristoff but ends up being far more relevant to Elsa. Best of all, a "The Power of Love will break the curse" ending is set up, falsely leading the audience to believe one of Anna's (other) love interests will deliver a True Love's Kiss... only to turn out that it's Anna's love for Elsa that breaks it.
In Futurama: Bender's Game, when Gynecaladriel the "Water-nympho" (Amy) "repays" Leegola the centauress (Leela).
Trixie and Dixie in Into the Wild Green Yonder, especially the three in a bed scene with Amy in prison.
While Bender and Fry are Heterosexual Life-Partners, they don't usually fall into this... on Fry's side at least. On Bender's side however, he becomes an emotional wreck and stops drinking alcohol (the robot equivalent of binge drinking, as they use alcohol as fuel) any time Fry "leaves" him, or when he even shows a hint of leaving him, the most blatant being when Fry was attempting to resurrect his old dog Seymour, and Bender, in a fit of jealousy and a spectacularKick the Dog moment, threw Seymour into a pit of magma. Filled with remorse for his literal dog-kicking, Bender then tells Fry that he loves him (although he immediately adds that it's "not in the way of the Ancient Greeks"...) and jumps in to save Seymour's corpse despite Professor Farnsworth's warning "Professor! Lava! HOT!"
Beast with a Billion Backs was full to the brim with this, and not all of it just because Yivo happened to have the voice of a man. For starters, there's Bender's extreme jealousy when Fry is with his girlfriend at the beginning of the movie, coupled with the fact that he leads an ARMY to save the humans because Fry isn't spending time with him. Then, at the end, he launches a pirate-themed attack on Yivo for Fry, since he likes pirates.
Taken to eleven in Ghost in the Machines; now an incorporeal robot-ghost, Bender makes a deal with the Robot Devil that would give him his body back if he kills Fry. After hearing about how much Fry misses him, Bender instead chooses to remain a ghost and live with Fry on the Amish homeworld, despite Fry not even knowing he's there, complete with attempted hugs. He then dramatically saves Fry's life whilst shouting "I love you!".
In "Spanish Fry", Zoidberg asks Bender to "join me and Hermes for a little 'just friends' spooning".
Bender gets a little reciprocation in Godfellas. After Bender is rocketed into space, Fry becomes obsessed with finding him, to the point where he takes a group of monks hostage and relentlessly searches space for three straight days.
The worst offenders Artegor and Aarch. The classic Foe Yay-with-Ho Yay-backstory setup: In their youth they went to play for Shadows together. However Aarch ultimately decided that "playing for the other team" was unnatural and went back to Akillian. Artegor never forgave him.
Artegor once greets him with a gleeful "What's the matter Aarch? Can't live another moment without me?"
Generator Rex: When Rex finds out that Noah is working for Providence, what ensues would fit better in a romantic comedy than an action show.
Gravity Falls: Sheriff Blubs and Deputy Durland often act like a couple.
In "The Deep End" Dipper has to give Mermando reverse CPR. Mabel even takes pictures of it!
This may be a bit of a stretch, but has anybody noticed that Blockheads G and J of Gumby are never apart? And that J seems to take G's abuse a bit too submissively?
While He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) was the epitome of macho back in the 80s, afterwards it became known as shorthand for Macho Camp (as best exemplified by this piece of Memetic Mutation), with endless jokes made in the vein of "If my father was afraid I'd turn out gay, maybe making me watch He-Man wasn't the best idea". Having a guy named FISTO in the cast is just icing on a particularly fabulous cake.
The (particularly awesome) Disney crossover between the Hercules and Aladdin animated series, "Hercules and the Arabian Night," has Hades meeting Jafar. It takes about five minutes before they start acting like an old married couple, complete with Hades calling Jafar "babe" every two minutes.
They are also surprisingly touchy-feely towards the other (well, Hades is like that with everyone, but Jafar??). Also at the end, when they are seemingly about to win, Hades offers Jafar the chance to join him in his Olympus coup d'etat, along with godhood and even his own title! That's almost a marriage proposal.
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi has no shortage of Les Yay, like the episode where the title characters realise thay don't need a guy they had both been pursuing thoughout the episode and hug under a rainbow.
House of Mouse: Near the end of the double-length short "Mickey Foils the Phantom Blot", Donald and Goofy save Mickey with their modified truck. In response, Mickey kisses Goofy, who gives a flattered "Gawrsh", while Donald tells Mickey he doesn't want a kiss.
Invader Zim has Zim and Dib and the creepily intense Foe Yay obsession the two harbour for each other, mixed with grudging respect, The Only One Allowed to Defeat You to the extreme, and an unhealthy dose of co-dependence. One incomplete episode (although the audio recording survives) featured Dib "retiring" from fighting Zim to follow "real science", resulting in him becoming bored and miserable and Zim turning into a depressed, unmotivated slob until the two renewed their rivalry, ending with them joyfully proclaiming the various ways they will "defeat" the other.
The implied one-sided Keef/Zim in the episode "Bestest Friend". Keef was a human kid who became obsessed with Zim, including stalking him, hugging him, painting a naked picture of him, and saying that he "likes" Zim. He continues to believe he's friends with Zim even after Zim rejects him. Keef's obsession was meant to be even worse in one of the unfinished episodes. Even GIR notices it:
GIR: That boy [Keef] loves you so much!
The Tallest's bromance is epic and obvious.
GIR has obvious (unwanted) affection for his master Zim and cares about him a lot, hugging him whenever he gets the chance and trying to do nice things for him, even if they don't always work out too well.
On Johnny Bravo, the title character ends up in a jungle populated by Amazons. As common of him, he ticks them off with his cheesy come-ons and sexist attitude. The Amazons go to sacrifice him to their volcano god, which erupts landing Johnny on "The Island of Beautiful Men."
Also much of it from Carl to Johnny. Carl pounces Johnny constantly (as in "Johnny Goes to Camp"), is very clingy despite Johnny shoving him away, all-too into playing Johnny's pretend date ("Charm School Johnny") or wife ("Chain Gang Johnny"), is impervious to the wiles of chicks, often thinking they're evil ("Forest Chump"), and said he loved Johnny while standing up for him against an angry mob in "Lodge Brother Johnny". "Carl Be Not Proud" is practically nothing BUT Ho Yay.
Occasionally Johnny will even do something Ho Yay-ish, like in "El Bravo Magnifico" when he disguised himself as a woman and a Mexican man named "Caliente" hit on him, saying, "Surely a girl as pretty as you has kissed a man before..." Johnny's response? To break character completely and shout, "What? I was young! I-It was New Year's Eve, the cherry cola made me giddy!". He also will say things that probably aren't meant to sound weird, but do, like when he thinks Carl's been turned into a gingerbread cookie, he screams, "Noooo! Carl, my poor, dear, sweet, DELICIOUSLY MOIST friend!" Emphasis being his own. This remorseful reaction is odd considering how often he shuns Carl. "Endless Bummer" also includes lip contact between him and Carl (though this one was unintentional on Johnny's part). And the instances concerning background characters; so yeah, surprisingly a lot of Ho Yay for a show about a guy chasing chicks.
First episode, the humorous ending is: He asks the woman out in the date, but she refuses, and jokes that he has his own date. The guy he's holding in his arms (a mugger) says, "This is cute and all, but I have a wife."
Gil and Johnny from Johnny Test. Gil always seems happy to see Johnny. He remembers Johnny's name, he compliments him, and he thinks Johnny is a "cool little dude". When Gil has a run in with the Twins (Susan and Mary) he has no idea who they are, what there names are, why they keep talking to him, and at times seems out right annoyed by them. Either Gil has a Big Brother Instinct or Susan and Mary can't take a hint. Either way it's amusing to watch.
In episode where Johnny tried to sell cookies, Gil offered to buy some even though he apparently didn't like them, saying it was because "I love you, man".
And in "Nightmare On Johnny's Street" , after saving him from a monster created by Susan and Mary's machine that brings dreams to life, Gil asks Johnny if he'd like to go on a candlelit dinner, which Johnny accepts.
Dr. Quest and Race Bannon in Jonny Quest. Watching the cartoons gives you every reason to believe they're a couple.
Shego is way, way too into Kim Possible. Pet names, sly compliments, even a mudbath... then an episode dedicated to them, which shows that when the "mortal enemies" factor is removed they become incredibly close very fast. It'd be uncomfortable if Kim didn't seem to be flattered by it.
In the Legion of Super HeroesAnimated Series, Brainiac Five is Superman's biggest fan, occasionally taking it to "lovesick puppy" levels. This is a very stark contrast to the usual condescending personality he has with most anyone else. This is due in part to Superman being the inspiration for all superheroes of the time, as well, perhaps, as Brainiac 5 wanting to make up for the crimes of his ancestor, the original Brainiac, but by the premiere of the second season, he's participating in holo-simulations where he receives fake injuries so the holo-Superman will console him before his dying breaths. It's not exactly definitive, but what it looks like is lost on no one - especially not the other characters, as evidenced by Timber Wolf asking Brainiac Five if he and Superman "just caught a movie."
Check this promo for Kids' WB!'s Bugs 'n Daffy Show and listen to what Jeff Bennett says about the stars midway through the spot. (And considering that Bugs and Daffy's relationship is an adversarial one, it probably tas Foe Yay!)
Even moreso: the short "Beanstalk Bunny" has a scene where Daffy actually kisses Bugs, and not in the way Bugs would've done it like in the above video.
Elmer and Bugs' relationship is little more than foe-ish (and often not even foe-ish) flirting. They even end up married twice, in 'Bugs' Bonnets' and 'Rabbit of Seville'. 'Hare-Brained Hypnotist' includes four kisses, and three of them are Elmer kissing Bugs, rather than the usual other way around. At the start of 'Elmer's Pet Rabbit', just try and deny that Bugs isn't trying to seduce Elmer into buying him...and that Elmer isn't charmed. And any time Elmer thinks he may have hurt or killed Bugs, he instantly becomes mournful, and if possible he reconciles for it. In 'The Big Snooze', Bugs becomes desperate to stop Elmer from quitting cartoons, and it ends with him saying "I looooove that man!"
Then there's The Looney Tunes Show. At one point, Daffy invites Porky on a date, and Porky is absolutely fine with the idea.
Porky Pig gives some "more than friends" vibes, as he does pratically anything (even giving his organs) for Daffy Duck. Ironically enough, Bugs and Daffy both have girlfriends, but it's more like Bugs is stuck with Lola and Daffy barely cares. Bugs also lets Daffy live in his house for no reason at all, Daffy Duck doesn't even work.
While admittedly Charlotte of Making Fiends is endlessly friendly to everyone, her undaunted, frequently disturbing obsession with being Vendetta's "best friend" can easily be viewed as this. For her part Vendetta reacts with increasing levels of loathing and more attempts to kill her, but that only seems to increase Charlotte's resolve.
In one episode Vendetta even makes Charlotte jealous by adopting Mary as her new best friend. Not only does this play like Les Yay for Charlotte and Vendetta, but Mary actually grows attatched to Vendetta, becomming very hurt when she learns she meant nothing to her.
The web series had its share of this too. In one episode, Vendetta succeeds in having Charlotte get eaten by the giant cat fiend. Then in the next episode, Vendetta gets swallowed too. She meets Charlotte in the stomach. Charlotte is thrilled, and when the cat swallows a piano, Charlotte starts singing a song about Vendetta. Best of all, Charlotte knew there was an "exit" all along.
Mon Suno. Not five episodes in and we have a (rather feminine looking) monk boy telling the hero, Chase Suno, that he is his "destiny". The way he says it almost ends up sounding like a love confession.
Mike and Kane's Foe Yay forms the basis for much of the series' conflict, with Kane going on and on about how Mike betrayed him (him personally), and Mike deeply hurt that Kane lied to him and is actually a Villain with Good Publicity.
Mike and Chuck have serious bromance, the pinnacle of which is either "Power Trip" or "Fearless".
"Julie and the Amazons" could be re-written as "Claire cheats on Julie with another woman" and almost none of the dialogue would have to be changed. Hell, when Claire first saw Foxy she saw her in full Gaussian Girl mode, complete with Shaking Her Hair Loose.
One-sided in My Gym Partner's a Monkey, with Jake—the title monkey— towards his human gym partner Adam. Almost absolutely everything Jake does in the presence of Adam is blatant Ho Yay. It really is quite amazing.
For some, My Little Pony was a cavalcade of Viewer Gender Confusion. For others, it was an endless parade of Les Yay. Here is just one example of this kind of Fan Wank. This could be due to the fact that, since the characters are horses, they show affection for each other, well, like horses do, nuzzling and licking each other when one is depressed or lonely. This behavior has far different implications within the human species, though.
Ōban Star-Racers has Those Two Guys repeatedly saving each other's life, complete with spur-of-the-moment confessions that 'you're the best partner I could have had' and 'just run I'll hold them back' moments which make the one to which it's addressed jump on the perceived enemies to allow the first one to run away.
Even more obvious is the relationship between the heroine's father and his racing champion, who met after the first lost his wife and put his daughter in a boarding school. "How could you not tell me you had a wife" is but one example. The fact that the racing champion plays the part of both Big Brother Mentor to the heroine and Team Mom doesn't help.
Soooo much Ho Yay in The Pebble and the Penguin between Hubie and Rocko. Yeah... there's arguably more chemistry between them than there is between Hubie and his crush. A lot of their dialogue and body language is far from platonic, and then there's the songs... And at the end, when Hubie discovers that Rocko's alive, it's much more enthusiastic than Hubie and his crush's reunion.
Theres also her friendship with her best friend Nicky; whenever PA does something stupid she and Nicky would argue about it like a married couple.
Pinky and the Brain. True, each of them had female love interests, but a DVD featurette even acknowledged that the show was about the "love" between the duo (they were probably talking about platonic love, but it's pretty easy to misinterpret that). And there was the episode where the two inadvertently mixed their DNA together in a cloning machine, essentially having a child with each other.
And that whole episode played played up the couple thing past 11. They both fell into the family roles immediately and Romy addressed them as "my two dads". They went through all the cliche marriage problems of an after school special. At the end of it, Pinky asked Brain if they could have another. Why, even the episode title is a ship name: Brinky!
There's also the episode "Pinky Suavo", where Pinky, through an accident with Brain's "Personalitron", becomes a charismatic, suave, romantic figure loved by everyone. And we mean everyone. Seriously, watch Brain's initial reaction to the new Pinky and just try to deny that he's suddenly developed at least a mancrush on him.
Also, for a brief moment in "You'll Never Eat Food Pellets In This Town Again", they sleep in the same freaking bed.
Pinky also often dresses up as Brain's wife, neither can live without the other (as seen in This Old Mouse and A Pinky and the Brain Halloween), Pinky's given up his soul for Brain and Brain's given up the world for Pinky, and in Just Say Narf there's a scene where he actually tries to seduce Brain on a bench. Honestly, the sheer ammount of Ho Yay moments with these two is staggering.
In the Popples episode "The Treasure of Popple Beach", Puzzle kisses Putter mistaking him for money!
In areas of The Princess and the Frog's fandom, Charlotte/Tiana or the OT 3 option are just as popular as the canon Naveen/Tiana pairing. With the scene of Charlotte dreamily sighing over how pretty Tiana looks and her pulling an I Want My Beloved to Be Happy by agreeing to kiss Naveen so he and Tiana can be human and together, this isn't too surprising.
Exile and Blitz in Road Rovers. While the amount of Ho Yay that occurs in the series can probably fit a page on its own, the amount between these two are particularly noticeable.
In Robotomy, there are plenty of Ho Yay momments between the main characters, Thrasher and Blastus. Near the end of "Mean Green" just to name one.
Scooby-Doo: Shaggy and Scooby are Heterosexual Life-Partners at the very least. Scooby always jumps into Shaggy's arms whenever there is a monster, and seems to always be hovering over him. And when his relationship with Velma and his relationship with Scooby prove incompatible in Mystery Incorporated, he picks Scooby.
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated has Velma and her one-time high school rival Marcie "Hot Dog Water" Fleach. It's implied they had a "relationship" with each other.
Back in season one, there's an undeniable Les Yay element between Velma and Amy the mermaid in "The Siren's Call."
Velma: She's my special secret friend, so don't any of you think about stealing her! [beat] That was awkward.
Sonic Underground had its brush with this when, near the end of the second episode, Sonia kisses Sonic on the cheek to show her appreciation. Sonic then turns to Manic and says, "You're not gonna kiss me, are you?" Manic replies "No way! But you are kinda cute." Aww. (All 3 are siblings.)
And then there's Sleet and Dingo... Being that they're Expies of Scratch and Grounder, this is inevitable, but it's a different sort of Yay: it's more about a weird domination vibe. Add to that the fact that Dingo can transform into anything and you get scenes like Sleet riding Dingo (he's a motorcycle).
Every villain in The Spectacular Spider-Man falls into Foe Yay to some degree, but The Green Goblin qualifies for both catergories. Norman Osborn is obsessed with Peter Parker! Beyond wanting him as a potential son or use him as a means to motivate Harry. He praises Peter's accomplishments at every turn, even when Harry isn't even in the same room, persudes Conners to take Pater back his assistant ("I've always found him to be very impressive"). And to top it all off, takes it upon himself to become Peter's mentor, going as far as to invite the boy over for breakfast on Christmas day no less, and gives him the latest Osberry before even Harry got one.
In comparison, Peter (while in his Spidey suit) enjoys teasing Norman "You are the bossiest Damsel in distress I've EVER Rescued." gives him the affectionate nickname of Nomie-Kins, and when trying rescue Norman from a building that's about to detonate, he's touched to hear Norman's main concern is that Peter might still be in the building ("Aww he really does care.")
Static Shock: Despite Word of God saying that while Static's best friend and sidekick, Richie, was gay but they couldn't bring it up in the series, there seems to be a lot of stuff they got past the radar concerning Richie's intense fanboying over Virgil.
One of the earlier episodes consists of Richie becoming intensely and obviously jealous when Virgil starts spending more time with a girl than with him. The girl in question finally gets fed up by the end of the episode and tells them to get back together.
The episode Sons of the Fathers reveals that Richie's father is a racist bigot, and his disapproval of Virgil plays out very much like a Romeo and Juliet-esque "why don't you like my boyfriend!" sort of thing.
When the world is in risk of being completely obliterated by a Brainiac-possesed Gear, the Justice League infers they might have to destroy him to save the earth. Static, for some lovely reason, apparently values his partners life over the entire world.
The end of the 'Wet N Wild' episode. Static zaps Gears ass on purpose, grins flirtatiously, and says "Ahh, that's better." End episode. 'Nuff said.
In the second-to-last episode, Virgils father finds out that his son and his friend are superheros. He's not sure what to think of this, so Static and Gear try to win his approval. Dialogue then goes as follows. "But, pops, we've been doing it for a really long time!" Gear smiles and adds "Yeah, and we're pretty good at it, too!"
In the episode "Attack of the Living Brain Puppets," Madeline reads Richie's mind and all he's thinking of is Virgil.
To double as Foe-Yay, in the episode "No Man's an Island", there's some moments between Virgil and Hotstreak, including Virgil saying "How about what I can do for you?"
In Storm Hawks, it is revealed that Aerrow's darkest desire is to see his rival, The Dark Ace. On the ground in front of him. Defeated. Ooh.
Piper, who has had Les Yay moments with... every human/oid female on the show? Especially Starling and Master Cyclonis. See "Best Friends Forever". Also, this.
The Superman: Doomsday straight-to-DVD animated film featured Ho Yay in Lex Luthor's opening monologue, and only got worse (or better) from there. It probably peaked with a shirtless Lex straddling a beaten Superman, patting him on the cheek and saying "Who's your daddy?"
The edited Cartoon Network version makes it worse by removing the kryptonite-knuckled glove No-Holds-Barred Beatdown under red sun radiation lights. It just shows him straddling Superman half-naked, patting him on the cheek, and asking "Who's your daddy?" leaving what came before entirely to the imagination. Foe Yay indeed.
The Platypus Brothers in Taz-Mania sometimes flatter one another. Also, Taz got a little affectionate with a reluctant Digeri Dingo in the episode Taz Like Dingo. In the Christmas episode, Mr.Thickley kisses Bushwacker Bob under the mistletoe and so does Taz. Afterwards, Taz gets booted out of the hotel.
The first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon has its cases for Bebop/Rocksteady, Baxter Stockman/his computer friend Z, and as Michelangelo/Mondo Gecko, but Shredder and Krang are the absolute kings of this trope. You barely need any Shipping Goggles with stuff like Krang angrily throwing stuff at Shredder like a wronged housewife. "Beware the Lotus" can be summed up as "Krang dumps Shredder for a kunoichi, but they get back together at the end". It helps that their relationship actually develops during the series from The Masochism Tango to Belligerent Sexual Tension and to a veritable Battle Couple. In the Japanese OVA, Krang calls Shredder Saki-chan.
In one DVD release interview, James Avery actually compared the two to an old married couple and joked about how they're probably now retired and living in Florida together.
In "Old Friends" flashbacks depicting the friendship between Panthro and Grune are full of this,
Panthro: Grune, we've been inseparable ever since that first day we met on the battlefield.
The DVD movie Tom and Jerry: The Fast And The Furry has the cat and mouse engaged in a cannonball race and in one segment the two are racing in jets. Their jet streams cause a Scotsman to lose his kilt, showing nothing but a fig leaf underneath. The Loch Ness Monster sees him and immediately falls in love.
Tom and the mayor on Tom Goes To The Mayor sometimes seem to have some tension between them. It doesn't help that Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, who portray Tom and the mayor, also portray a married couple in the same series (with Heidecker in drag).
In "Wild Style" after Clover gets turned into a Cat Girl the villainess of the episode calls her a "pretty kitty".
Sam, Clover, and Alex sometimes have this between them, like in the episode "Stuck In The Middle Ages With You" where Sam and Alex disguise themselves as knights and rescue Clover who was dressed up as a princess to be the bride for an evil guy.
Toy Story. Seriously, Woody and Buzz bicker like an old married couple. And have a tendency to touch each other a lot. Woody acts like he's in denial about liking Buzz THAT WAY instead of being jealous about all the attention the others give him. Not at all helped by their voice actors. (0:39)
Ugly Americans. Randall's full moon flesh cravings, shown by him LICKING Mark's ear, made worse when we learn that Randall shows little concern about species, gender, etc. and Leonard's reaction to Blob being put into witness protection is as if they broke up, he did think Blob said something that made him think that he was liked in "that way".
An awkward exchange between Dr. Venture and Dr. Orpheus in a hotel room (Venture has already accused Orpheus of trying to get into his pants):
Doctor Orpheus: Just stay on your side of the room... tiger! Heh heh... yyyyes.
Doctor Venture: You, uh, you want to go halfsies on a skin flick?
Doctor Orpheus: ...'Kayyyy...
The "evah popular" Pete White and Master Billy Quizboy. Several episodes show that they live together in a trailer in the middle of nowhere and fight like an old married couple. In the season 3 episode, "The Invisible Hand of Fate," it's also shown that White agreed to take care of Billy after he had his memory wiped (and was apparently a total mess without him). Their turn as Thanatos and Eros, respectively in "Assisted Suicide" went even further, considering they're made to get to second base by Rusty Venture's "id" and do (if off-screen), without all that much coaxing. The fact that it's Rusty's mind that they exist in might just mean that even he thinks they have a thing for each other...
To a lesser extent, Dr. Venture and his bodyguard, Brock. Referenced in the pilot episode, "The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay," when Pete White argues to Billy Quizboy that "you can't tell me there's nothing going on there". Also played with in the season 1 finale "Return to Spider-Skull Island" when Brock isn't allowed to go with Dr. Venture to the operation room and argues, the doctor assumes they're "partners." The fact that they were dressed as Rocky and Frank n' Furter may have added to the effect. There's also this humorous little exchange (intentionally phrased that way by Doc and lampshaded):
Dr. Venture: That's it, just like that. Easy, pull back a bit, you're right on top of me! Brock: Can't help it. It's- it's stiff, Doc. Maybe I should lube this thing up before we take it down there. Dr. Venture: It'll be fine, it's not built for speed, it's built for deep penetration!
Between the incredibly blatant Foe Yay with Dr. Venture, the various m/m/f threesome jokes about him and Dr. Girlfriend, and that time that he made out with Stiv Bators, it's not exactly an unlikely conclusion that the Monarch is bisexual. In Operation P.R.O.M., Monarch mentions the threesome with Manotaur.
Hank and Dean is pretty obvious too: In addition to Hank bragging about his circumcision and "Honest Abe's a mo", there's generally a bunch of other stuff. Abe outright says it after reading their minds ("Oh, please. Like you boys never experimented.), after Lincoln attempted to use Dean's body to kiss Hank, uses it as the excuse for doing so.
Hank and Dermott. In Dermott's first episode, Dean even calls him "Hank's new giant boyfriend" and Triana says "So, Hank's finally out?". And Dermott was his date for Homeschool Prom.
After the Myra incident where she kidnapped the boys, Killinger can be seen chatting with the demon face about how "we failed to get them together"... but never specifying WHICH couple they sought to unite. If Killinger had meant Myra and Rusty, why bring in Orpheus by using a demon, forcing him and Rusty to share a hotel room? Speculation runs rampant from there.
Dr. Girlfriend once tried to get Triana's friend Kim to become a villain. Kim's response? A very deadpan, "Dude, that lady was totally hitting on me."
W.I.T.C.H. (Episode 37, K is for Knowledge) introduces us to the Les Yay equivalent of a drive-by shooting:
Yan Lin: Are you going to destroy us like you destroyed her [Cassidy]? Does her memory mean so little to you?
Nerissa: You have no idea what she meant to me!
At least in the novelisations and graphic novels we got a few merciful gleams of Phobos/Cedric- though the scenes in particular border on creepy and abusive.
"E for Enemy": Irma and Cornelia, sleeping in a closet, Irma's hand on Cornelia's breast...
Cornela describes Elyon's dream guy as tall with blonder hair and blue eyes... which is pretty much what Cornelia is to Elyon. It would put her bitterness about Cornelia seemingly abandoning her for her teammates and new love interest in a whole new light.
Xiaolin Showdown: Jack Spicer's rampant fangirling over his 'number one evil hero' Chase Young strides confidently into mancrush territory, what with the adoring gazing through heart-shaped eyes, constant attempts to hug or paw at him, and his whiny jealous sulking whenever Chase works with anyone else.
Jack's not the only one fanboying after Chase. Omi often can't help himself from drooling over him either. He does this with Grand Master Dashi and Master Monk Guan as well. Maybe Omi just has a thing for older warriors.
Then there's Chase's strange obsession with Omi, which borders on Shotacon. The awkwardness that can result from reading too much into the name "Chase Young" does not help.
Omi constantly tries to get Jack to convert to the good side, hugs him on several occasions and begs Master Fung to let Jack stay in the temple, while clinging onto Jack's head and stroking his hair. Likewise, Jack has hugged and/or clung onto Omi and seems to prefer Omi over the other monks. And then there's the first Season Finale, in which Omi clings onto the back of Jack's coat before he can leave and begs that he stay, telling him that he should join the side of good and move into the Xiaolin temple. Jack immediately declines the offer, insisting that, "Next time we meet, we're enemies again." He then activates his helibot to fly away, but before he is able to he realizes that Omi is still clinging onto his coat and is now staring up at him sadly. There is a moment of silence, then this:
Once Raimundo tried to wake Clay up because of an emergency. Clay's reaction? Grab Raimundo and yank him down underneath himself.
When Wuya first meets Katnappe, and actually pants and drools over her with heart-eyes.
Both Dojo and Good!Jack appear to have a lot of, uh, "admiration" towards Master Fung.
In the mermaid episode, Jack also seems to have a major fanboy crush on Klofange, to the point of having a bit of a breakdown and saying that he "needs alone-time" when he finds out that Klofange is actually good.
Wuya even called him Jacks "special friend" in that episode.
According to Hannibal Bean, at one point, Master Monk Guan was "the one Chase Young consider(ed) closest."
There's some of this in Tom and Jerry between the two title characters amongst all the Foe Yay. Jerry even kissed Tom more than once, just to annoy him.
In World Of Quest, there's evil partners Lord Spite and General Ogun. There's been more than a few occurences of Ogun carrying Spite, and they apparently met at an evil mixer and have celebrated an "anniversary". On top of that, when Spite is working with Deceit, Ogun pretty much acts like a jealous girlfriend.