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Ho Yay: Western Animation
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Examples of Ho Yay in western cartoons.

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  • 6teen:
    • Often between Jonesy and Jude. They've been Mistaken for Gay, they've kissed, and another time they reenacted the pottery scene from Ghost (keeping it PG-rated... sort of) in the episode Unhappy Anniversary.
    • Most fans are set that there's something between Jen and Caitlin. Sometimes happens in canon if you look hard enough.
    • Nikki and Caitlin.
    • Tricia's whole character revolves around Caitlin and how to make her life a misery. The brief time that Caitlin stopped working at the Lemon suddenly Tricia dumped her other friends to get back with Caitlin.
    • In "J is for Genius" Jen develops a crush on the temp boss Jane. Jude pointed out that it was a non-sexual thing, but the implications are there.
  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • Tails tells a guy he looks hot after hairdressing him. In the same episode, Sonic, in drag as Robotnik's old flame, marries Robotnik. And kisses him. FIVE TIMES.
    • 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 flattery flirting 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 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."
  • American Dragon Jake Long:
    • The one episode 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.
    • Jake wakes up kissing Fu Dog in one episode. This time the kiss is on-screen.
  • Animaniacs has one between Yakko and Dr. Scratchansniff, of all people ("I didn't know you cared"). Another episode revealed that Yakko wears women's stockings and garters (though this could have just been a Manatee Gag).
  • As Told by Ginger gave us hints of Miranda/Courtney and especially Ginger/Courtney. And Blake always seemed a little too obsessed with winning Carl's friendship.
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes:
    • It seems everyone is gay for Captain America. In "Living Legend" most of the male characters had a crush on Captain America. The enemies of this episode were essentially giant, sentient spunk blobs, and there are at least two shots of Cap with globs of the blob monsters on his face. There were also a few Ho Yay moments with Bucky in the episodes set in the past.
    • 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 Man bromance 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....
    • Kyd Wykkyd and See-More.
  • Batman: The Animated Series:
    • 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'.
    • They manage to throw a Shout-Out to the Joker's creepy obsession with Bats in Mask of the Phantasm animated movie.
    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.
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold:
    • "Menace Of the Madniks" is made of Ho Yay. Most of it's the usual DC Ho Yay between Booster Gold and Ted Kord!Blue Beetle, but this one turns it into a Love Triangle by adding Batman to the mix.
    • There's a tiny bit between Batman and the Red Hood, mostly on Batman's side. Which is pretty poetic considering of whom Red Hood is the alternate universe counterpart.
    • In "Requiem For A Scarlet Speedster" the Flash/Barry Allen's Rogues - Captain Cold, Heat-Wave, and Weather Wizard - all seem to miss him and miss fighting him, letting out sighs of longing as they remember him after comparing him to Batman, whom they consider a disappointing substitute for Flash himself. Whenever they think Flash/Barry has returned they react like a bunch of stalkerish fans, only to express similar disappointment when it turns out to be either Jay Garrick or Wally West. When Barry finally does return at the end they're practically jumping for joy, Weather Wizard saying "Oh I promised myself I wouldn't cry!"
  • In a couple of episodes of The Beatles, John pulls his "gi'e us a kiss" face on male antagonists.
  • Beavis And Butthead had its moments, particularly one where they have to buy athletic cups:
    Buddy: Most people like to use separate changing booths... oh well.
  • 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!"
    "We never talk about our feelings anymore!"
    • And, instead of Gwen, it's Not So Stoic Kevin that's the first to run over to check on Ben after he's thrown into a wall in "Fused" and then hold his hand while helping him up, and I'm not talking that wrist-grab thing guys do, I'm talking hand holding. Made funny by the fact that minutes later he has to do the same for Gwen but just sort of pulls at her arm half-heartedly instead.
    • 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".
  • 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 uncharacteristically pissed when one of the enemy robots hurts his buddy, with him proceeding to completely crush the enemy robots with his fury.
    • Watzon and Cook, respectively the doctor robot and the chef robot, who call each other "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. There's also his rather close relationship with Radio, whom he bickers with constantly, almost like a married couple.
  • Camp Lazlo:
    • Edward is constantly trying to outshine Lazlo in a quasi-Unknown Rival situation, but Lazlo is nothing but friendly towards him, sometimes more than friendly. 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 and the Planeteers 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!"
  • Code Lyoko has the relationship of Odd and Ulrich, partially due to Odd's androgynous appearance and the two of them sharing the same room. At the end of "Cold Sweat", Yumi submits an embarrassing picture of Odd and Ulrich getting out of the shower, together(!), and if you think It Makes Sense in Context, it doesn't. 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 "Freaky Friday" Flip episode "A Fine Mess", Odd (in Yumi's body) suggests Ulrich to train with him in order to prepare for his confession to Yumi. Ulrich is disgusted and calls the idea sick.
  • 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.
    • There's also Numbuh 1 and the three-fifths male The Delightful Children which is not only seriously squicky by itself, but they're also technically adopted cousins.
    • 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 (from Diamonds Are Forever), 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.
  • Danny Phantom:
    • Vlad and Danny, whose not-at-all-wholesome relationship, like Slade and Robin, is covered in detail in Foe Yay.
    • In the Bad Future episode, Skulker and Technus have fused together into one being. "Skulker and Technus? Together? Is that an 'ew' or a 'yikes'?"
    • Danny and Tucker. As if their snuggle with each other when they were both sleeping together wasn't enough, consider this: they claim to share EVERYTHING together.
  • Daria:
    • Daria and Jane, being clearly the most important people in each others' lives. 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.
    • Quinn and Sandy show more affection for each other at the end of "Fat Like Me" than they do for any boy either of them dates.
  • Darkwing Duck and Launchpad (who is unabashedly the world's biggest Darkwing fanboy) live together raising Darkwing's daughter, take an instant dislike to and are incredibly suspicious of each other's female love interests (Morgana and a Green-Skinned Space Babe respectively), and got an Accidental Kiss.
  • In the Donkey Kong Country episode "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 female role. And in "Four Weddings and a Coconut":
    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.
    [Later still]
    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—!
  • 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, was the one who decided to throw a surprise party for him living in town for a year in "Quailman vs the Klotzoid Zombies", and at said party says "It's not like we're gettin' married or anything." 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 principal's office.
  • Drawn Together:
    • Xandir may be the token gay character, but Captain Hero is a Ho Yay magnet. 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).
    • The time 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.
    • Up to Eleven'd in the movie. Xandir has an obvious crush on Hero at this point, thinking Hero is ditching their (ahem) "guys' nights" for his new girlfriend, Molly (who happens to be a stolen corpse). He tries to break them up, with the help of Ling Ling who has his own crush on Xandir. Foxxy also has hardcore sex with Toot and some random stranger in Bedrock.
  • 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.
  • The Emperor's New Groove:
    • Pacha and Kuzco. 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 Evil Con Carne episode "Company Halt", after Hector Con Carne finishes explaining his giant rubber band attack plan, General Skarr exclaims "I love you SOOO MUCH, Hector!" and hugs him (or rather Boscoe, to whom his brain is affixed) tightly. Hector responds with, "Yeah, I... love you too, Skarr." as Boscoe hugs Skarr back and makes affectionate noises. Ghastly backs away slowly in awkwardness.

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  • Fanboy and Chum Chum:
    • In the "Strings Attached" episode, after Boog is turned from a toy into a frog near the end of the episode, he starts screaming at Lenny to kiss him. 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!". 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.
    • Kyle and Sigmund, the Foe Yay is already blatant, and at dinner, after Sigmund complains about the cutlery not being self-moving, Kyle submissively offers to spoon feed him instead. At one point, a panicking Kyle ends up cupping Sigmund's face with his hands. Sigmund's response? Very mild surprise.
    • 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.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends has 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.
    • After "Barry" fails to bribe Mac into buying Bloo in the above-mentioned episode, Bloo jumps into Mac's arms, loops his hands around Mac's neck, and proceeds to declare Mac to be "My guy," as well as smiling at him affectionately.
      • "We didn't do anything Mac, I swear! I didn't even touch his paddleball!" You can guess what the writers meant by "paddleball"...
    • 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 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", "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.
    • Cheese's debut episode features Bloo becoming livid with jealousy that Mac would create another imaginary friend ("W-why did you make him? You have me!"), and Mac says in his defense "I didn't plan for it! It just sorta happened!" It doesn't help that Mac woke up to find Cheese in bed with him (parodying both Bedmate Reveal and The Godfather).
      • "I'M A LADY!" Cheese kisses Bloo. "NOW WE'RE BROTHER LADIES!" Keep in mind this Bloo's dream.
  • Frisky Dingo:
    • Killface and Xander. One of the other characters call them the "Sam and Diane of... two gay guys." It turns into Foe Yay once Killface realises who Xander is.
    • Every episode pretty heavily implies Xander is in a Transparent Closet. And by "imply" we mean his assistant stumbled upon his huge gay porn stash. And then there's the whole Fred Dryer obsession.
  • 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.
  • 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, threw Seymour into a pit of magma. Filled with remorse, Bender later 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.
      • Beast with a Billion Backs has Bender's extreme jealousy when Fry is with his girlfriend at the beginning of the movie, coupled with him leading an ARMY to save the humans because Fry isn't spending time with him. He launches a pirate-themed attack on Yivo for Fry, since he likes pirates.
      • In Ghost in the Machines Bender, now an incorporeal robot-ghost, 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 "The Cyber-House Rules" when Bender adopts several children for the government subsidies, at one point he tells them "the grown-ups need to talk" and says "come on, Mom" to Fry.
      • 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.
      • In "Calculon 2.0" Fry and Bender talk about how they need "All My Circuits" for the sake of their friendship, and to prove this point they bicker like an old married couple.
    • In "Spanish Fry", Zoidberg asks Bender to "join me and Hermes for a little 'just friends' spooning".
  • Every single male character in Galactik Football to some extent. The most blatant are Artegor and Aarch, who have 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.
    • Heroes United has quite a bit between Ben and Rex. Including having Upgrade Ben going inside Rex.
    • Doctor Holiday and Black Knight have shades of Les Yay in Riddle of the Sphinx.
  • Glenn Martin DDS does everything but outright say Wendy has a crush on Courtney. At one point, even that's not true anymore:
    Wendy: I never stopped loving you.
    Courtney: What?
    Wendy: Nothing! *glances around nervously*
  • Warner Bros.' "Goofy Gophers", Mac and Tosh, act more than a little bit close most of the time. Their constant Alphonse And Gaston Routine only adds to the eyebrow-raising.
  • Gravity Falls:
    • Sheriff Blubs and Deputy Durland often act like a couple. Especially in "Irrational Treasure", when they are so excited to go on a vacation together.
    • In "The Deep End" Dipper has to give Mermando reverse CPR. Mabel takes pictures of it!
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy:
    • Lord Pain towards Grim in "House of Pain". He kisses his feet, pleads to be his slave and strips in front of him to show his Grim tattoos.
    • Irwin and Nergal Jr. were both rejected by Mandy. At the Prom, they decide to dance together without hesitation.
    • Billy to Grim: "Now bend over and let me RIDE YOUR HUMPS!" He's also admitted love to Grim.
    • The ending to "Billy and the Bully" has Sperg and Billy do such things as hugging tightly, riding a tandem bike, and skipping happily through a flowery meadow together.
    • Dean Toadblatt makes out openly with Squidhat and the two are wed in the same episode.
  • Grojband:
    • Corey occasionally has moments with Nick Mallory that seem quite affectionate (for starters, while he is touchy-feely with the other Grojband members, he doesn't support himself on their necks while offering a semi-suggestive facial expression). In episode 8, he sees fit to write a song about a man's ass. And Corey hugging Nick Mallory.
    • In "On the Air and Out to Sea" Nick was scared of pirates forcing him off the plank, but didn't have a problem with Corey pushing him off the plank a few minutes later.
    • Mina seems pretty obsessed with Trina, to say the least. It's not known whether Mina's just obsessive, scared into submission, or has emotional feelings for Trina. In "Math of Kon" the two spend the day together on what looks a lot like a date, including drinks, a movie and staring at the sky while laying on the grass, and during the episode Trina is completely nice to Mina. In "All You Need is Cake" Mina joins Trina on the tunnel of love ride. In "Dreamreaver", in Trina's dreams Mina is seen as a puppy who is sleeping atop of Trina's sleeping form, and in that same episode she commits theft and vandalism to make Trina happy, without Trina ever knowing it was her who did it and not her dream power. In "Smash Up Turby" Trina commands Mina to give her a compliment, and after Mina compliments her hair, Trina has a couple of hearts appearing in front of her face. In "Ahead of Our Own Tone" Mina really wanted to be assimilated into the sparklebrain ruled by Trina. And in "Pop Goes the Bubble" Mina says her dream flavor of soda would be "BFF cola" and she imagines a bottle with a picture of her and Trina hugging inside a heart shape on the label.
  • 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 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!
  • 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:
    • Zim and Dib have a creepily intense Foe Yay obsession 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 portrayed as even more intense in one of the unfinished episodes. GIR outright notices it, saying "That boy 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.
  • Johnny Bravo:
    • Johnny 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."
    • One-sided 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 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!" "Endless Bummer" includes lip contact between him and Carl (though this one was unintentional on Johnny's part).
    • 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. 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 gives you every reason to believe they're a couple. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law poked fun at this one in one of the first episodes.

    K-O 
  • 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.
  • The Legend of Korra:
    • The Lieutenant with Amon, especially in the Book One finale. His reaction when he realizes what Amon really is practically screams "spurned lover".
    Lieutenant: You traitor! I dedicated my life to you!
    • The scene in which Korra rides in Asami's go-kart is very shippy. More so the scenes before and after where after bonding Korra removes the one insult ("prissy") she had used to describe Asami. On Asami's part there is her trying her dead best to become friends with Korra, followed by, even after everything bad that happens to her because of Korra, Asami still states that she likes Korra.
      • Book 3 took this almost to the point that you wonder if they're doing it on purpose. After the relationship drama in the first two Books, Korra and Asami's friendship is played up and they spend a lot of the Book together. The first episode even has Korra calling Asami a "girlfriend" while Asami is giving her driving lessons. The two train together and eat together at big dinners, and become somewhat of a Battle Couple, with Korra praising Asami's genius. Asami is the one that keeps watch over Korra's body while she's in the spirit world, a task usually reserved for significant others (Aang and Katara, Zaheer and P'Li). This culminates in the season finale, where Asami is fixing up Korra's hair while the latter is wheelchair bound and recovering from her battle with Zaheer. Asami proceeds to take Korra's hand and tell her that she is there for her in case she ever wants to "talk... or anything".
    • Korra and Lin Beifong hold hands in "And the Winner Is". The scene in "Out of the Past" where Lin, still injured from the Equalists' attack on the pro bending arena, immediately gets out of bed to go searching for Korra after she hears on the radio that Korra was kidnapped. Lin chose to give up her bending rather than sell Korra out.
    • Korra and Opal's dance-like airbending training. Some fun can also be had with the fact that she interrupts a moment between Bolin and Opal.
    • As a callback to all the Ho Yay in Avatar: The Last Airbender, Zuko and Aang remained best friends. Iroh goes so far as to say that Zuko knew Aang "better than anyone else." Including Katara?
  • In the Legion of Super Heroes Animated 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."
  • In one scene in the ending credits of The Little Flying Bears, Skulk is seen smooching Sammy on his helmet.
  • Looney Tunes:
    • 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!)
    • 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!"
    • At one point in The Looney Tunes Show, Daffy invites Porky Pig on a date, and Porky is absolutely fine with the idea. Porky gives some "more than friends" vibes, as he does pratically anything (even giving his organs) for Daffy. 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.
  • The The Lord of the Rings Animated Adaptation had this moment between Sam and Frodo.
  • In the The Magic Adventures Of Mumfie episode "The Guest", Scarecrow blushes after hearing Mumfie play music off of his tissue box guitar he made. Bonus points for him sounding like he's turned on for the next few lines he says.
  • Making Fiends: While admittedly Charlotte is endlessly friendly to everyone, her undaunted, frequently disturbing obsession with being Vendetta's "best friend" sometimes crosses into this. For her part Vendetta mostly 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 makes Charlotte jealous by adopting Mary as her new best friend, and Mary grows attatched to Vendetta, becomming very hurt when she learns she meant nothing to her. There's an episode with Vendetta in a closet obsessing over Charlotte, and another episode focuses on Charlotte and Vendetta being parents. The web series has Vendetta succeed in having Charlotte get eaten by the giant cat fiend, then 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.
  • In addition to the robo-incest tension between Mega Man and Proto Man, Ruby-Spears' Mega Man had a more traditional example: In "Brain Bots", Mega Man and Roll get charged with escorting the brilliant but prone-to-dismantling-machinery-while-it's-still-in-use Brain Bot. At one point, they stop at a motel. We're shown their room—and Mega Man and Brain Bot are occupying the same bed.
  • The Mighty Hercules gives us Herc and Newton. They basically have the same Ho Yay mechanic going on as Batman & Robin, except with 50% more horse. Newton and Tewt also seem to have something going on between them.
  • Mike, Lu & Og: The episode "The Three Amigas" is full of this. Mike becomes friends with Hermione, while Lu acts like a jealous girlfriend and tries to break them up. This culminates in all three girls having a fun slumber party together.
  • 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.
  • Motorcity:
    • 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 Partners 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.
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot:
    • In one episode, Jenny is expelled and has to be home-schooled. Dr Wakeman sets up a fake prom, and pairs Jenny up with XJ-8, her sister.
    • Jenny and Vexus' daughter Vega in the finale. And for that matter Vexus's one-sided obsession with Jenny.
    • Misty and Jenny had an incredible amount of this.
  • My Little Pony:
    • Here is just one example of this kind of Fan Wank. 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.
    • There's a porcelain figure of Glory and Moondancer getting married. It calls Glory the groom, though, and refers to her with male pronouns. Does the toy packaging make up a micro-continuity where Glory is male, or are the Glory and Moondancer we know wife and wife? There's a Baby Glory and a Baby Moondancer, who are basically identical to the adults but for being smaller and having simplified versions of the same cutie marks (this goes for most G1 fillies.) The UK G1 comic tells us that the baby ponies that are basically de-aged Expies of adult ponies are younger clones made from a magic mirror. It's easy to put this together and say that Glory and Moondancer resorted to magic when they wanted foals.
    • G3 consisted of nothing but mares and fillies being very touchy-feely with each other, with Spike being the only boy (but he's a baby dragon).
    • Star Catcher and Skywishes. Touchy-feeliness, generally sweet interaction, and oh, Make a Wish works for Skywishes because Star Catcher has been watching over her for Celestia knows how long and helping her out here and there. If the 'wishes' part of her name refers to this, and if the kite in Skywishes' cutie mark refers to the kite she must always catch to have her wish granted, then she literally wouldn't be who she is without Star Catcher. After introducing herself to Skywishes, Star Catcher goes on to show her Butterfly Island, trusting her and her alone with the secret of her home and the existence of her people.
    • Pinkie Pie and Minty. Similar personalities, best friends, and of course there's that one time Pinkie woke up to find Minty in her house at midnight... (yes, It Makes Sense in Context.)
    • In "Two for the Sky," there's Star Flight and Heart Bright. (We hear about them in a book, but everyone in their story but them is someone we know from other stories, so... who knows.) Described as being as close as twins, are inseparable for the entirety of their one story, constantly finish each other's sentences, share a sundae with two straws at one point, and are shown to share a bed, in which they sleep inches from each other. When part of the story proves to be All Just a Dream, they wake up (apparently having had the same dream at the same time) and look at each other in shock in a very What Did I Do Last Night? manner. In their quest to learn how to fly (they're earth ponies despite Star Flight's name) the oversized wings they don't have such great control over are in each other's color scheme, not their own. The book is shown to have a pink heart on it. (Mind you, this is G3, so there are a lot of pink hearts around town. Still.)
    • Toola Roola and Starsong also go in for the one drink/two straws thing.
  • Ōban Star-Racers:
    • Ning and Skun are implied to be a couple, and hold hands pretty frequently.
    • Stan and Koji are very close, repeatedly save each other's life, complete with spur-of-the-moment confessions like '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. They also affectionately call the star racer they build together their "baby"...
    • 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 racing champion playing the part of both Big Brother Mentor to the heroine and Team Mom doesn't help.

    P-T 
  • 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.
  • The title character of Pepper Ann and her Romantic Two-Girl Friendship with Brenda is full of this, treated like some sort of childhood romance. There's 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). Pinky 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 tries to seduce Brain on a bench. For a brief moment in "You'll Never Eat Food Pellets In This Town Again", they sleep in the same freaking bed.
    • The episode where the two inadvertently mixed their DNA together in a cloning machine, essentially having a child with each other. The whole thing 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!
    • "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 crush on him.
  • 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.
  • For a show about four single men living together, The Real Ghostbusters was surprising lacking in this, but it had its moments, such as the episode "A Fright at the Opera" opening with Peter and Egon going on what there's no other way to describe but as a date to the Metropolitan Opera.
  • Regular Show:
    • Mordecai and Rigby do a Security Cling to each other in "Don". Mordecai being awfully defensive of Rigby in "Eggscelleng" gives off this vibe. Rigby comforting Mordecai in "Steak me Amadeus".
    • Mordecai, Benson and Rigby all saying "I love you" to each other in "Blind Trust".
    • Benson and Pops tend to have these moments sometimes, because they tend to work together a lot and quite a few situations result in Benson holding Pop's hand or trying to protect him.
  • The title characters of The Ren & Stimpy Show are the spitting image of the stereotypical 1950s husband and wife, with Stimpy as the fussy housewife and Ren as the exasperated "working stiff", Ren delivering frequent Domestic Abuse to an absolutely submissive Stimpy (unless the episode required something different), and the both of them sleeping in the same bed.
    • "Son of Stimpy": A distraught Stimpy is at the door calling for his "son" Stinky. Ren tries to get him inside to decorate the tree, then points up at the mistletoe hanging over the door, bites his lip and coyly bats his eyelashes. Stimpy screams "That's all you can THINK OF!" in response. When Stimpy's "son" and his fiancé get married, they hold each other and sing "Memoriiiiiies".
    • "Nurse Stimpy"'s notorious sponge bath sequence — everything about it note . The whole thing played out as a straight guy "giving in to the moment" with another male.
    • John Kricfalusi himself said different things about their sexuality at different points in the series' run - from "I don't know. It's not my business", through "when it's funny", to eventually confirming them as a couple in a magazine released in 1997 (and when he briefly revived the show for Spike TV under the name "Ren and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon.")
    • It's more than implied that Stimpy is a Living Emotional Crutch to Ren. In the very first episode, Stimpy leaves Ren (temporarily). Ren falls to pieces within the first five minutes.
    • Ren giving Stimpy a kiss on the lips in his sleep, while lustfully murmuring that they will exchange saliva. However, when he wakes up, he screams and goes to wash his mouth. Note that Stimpy was awake all the time, and eagerly kicks his foot in the air when Ren pets him and kisses him.
    • In "The Great Outdoors", Stimpy suggests skinny dipping. Ren tells him that he's crazy, and Stimpy responds with "Come on, Ren, you'll like it" as he looks back at him slyly while taking off his fur. Stimpy gives an over-enthusastic demand to Ren to take off his underwear, Ren refuses for a few moments, but eventually gives in, and goes into the lake. When he reaches Stimpy, the latter says "Well, hello there" in a very seductive manner.
  • 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.
  • Rocko's Modern Life:
  • José Carioca and Donald Duck in Disney's Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros. When they meet, José hugs Donald enthusiastically, revealing himself as a huge fan, and continues to act very affectionately towards him. Then they samba and dance together, a lot, and get an Accidental Kiss (which Jose visibly seemed to enjoy too much). Saludos Amigos was billed as "(Disney's) gayest musical Technicolor feature", and the Caballeros sang, "We're three caballeros, three gay caballeros..." Screenshots like this simply abound.
  • 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:
    • 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.)
    • 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 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 takes it upon himself to become Peter's mentor, going as far as to invite the boy over for breakfast on Christmas day, and gives him the latest Osberry before even Harry got one. On the other side, 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 partner's life over the entire world.
      • The end of the 'Wet N Wild' episode. Static zaps Gear's ass on purpose, grins flirtatiously, and says "Ahh, that's better." End episode.
      • 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 are some moments between Virgil and Hotstreak, including Virgil saying "How about what I can do for you?"
  • Steven Universe:
    • Out of context, all of Pearl and Amethyst's arguing in "Giant Woman" sounds like they're having relationship troubles, with Steven trying to get them back together. Add in all the usual sexual subtext inherent to a Fusion Dance, and presto.
    • Garnet and Amethyst's fusion in "Coach Steven" can best be described as "they sensually undulate for ten seconds before Amethyst dives into Garnet's thrusting crotch". Amethyst is really excited once Garnet says they should fuse, almost panting, while Pearl is embarrassed the entire time, blushing and averting her eyes, and tries to block Steven's view of the fusion, as if it's something he isn't meant to see.
  • In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, season two introduces Barriss Offee, a padawan for Jedi Master Luminara Unduli. She and Ahsoka are sent on a dangerous mission together and, as is usual for action/adventure shows, bond in combat. The episode ends with them as good friends, but without anything that can truly be classified as homosexual subext, just close friendship. Then, in "Brain Invaders" they talk some more, bond some more...and the Les Yay goes through the roof. Ahsoka is personally hurt when Barriss attempts to kill her, despite the mind-controlling worms behind the event and the cool aplomb she took the previous betrayal of several clones who she called her friends; she can not bring herself to kill Barriss, despite Barriss's fervent pleas to do so, and despite not having any compunction against killing clone troopers earlier; then, when Ahsoka finally manages to subdue Barriss, she cradles her in her arms and holds her unconcious body until she passes out as well and lies with her. When the two are rescued and brought aboard a space station to recover, Ahsoka's first words upon waking up are to ask about Barriss.
  • 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 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.
  • 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, 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". Their relationship 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 compared the two to an old married couple and joked about how they're probably now retired and living in Florida together.
  • Teen Titans:
    • See FoeYay.WesternAnimation for the large cache of thoroughly creepy subtext between Slade and Robin.
    • Raven and Starfire get awfully attached to each other as the series goes on. Check out the episode "Fear Itself" where the Titans get captured one by one by some kind of nightmare creature taking over their base. Starfire's capture is the only one where Raven shows visible concern and worry. She didn't even bat an eye at Beast Boy's capture.
      • Starfire is thrown into a temporal vortex in the episode "How Long Is Forever?". She lands in a world where she's been lost for several years, and it turns out that the Titans were so dispirited and sad after her disappearance, that they have been disbanded and haven't seen each other for years. After her disappearance Raven went the Maddened Into Misanthropy way.
    • Robin and Cyborg have one early episode featuring them having a fight and "breaking up" for awhile, with the whole thing played a lot like a lover's spat.
    Beast Boy: I hate it when Mommy and Daddy fight!
  • Thundercats 2011:
    • In "Omens Part One", there's an exchange between adoptive brothers Tygra and Lion-O, as they ready themselves for a Chase Fight racing competition to ring a bell at the top of a tree:
    Lion-O: I'm going to ring that bell.
    Tygra: And I'm going to ring yours. (winks)
    • Thundera's King Claudus and his general Grune certainly seemed close.
    • Likewise Claudus rushed to his dear friend and general, Panthro's rescue with somewhat foolhardy fervor, ditching his bodyguards. In "Old Friends", flashbacks depicting the friendship between Panthro and Grune are full of this: "Grune, we've been inseparable ever since that first day we met on the battlefield."
  • Tiny Toon Adventures:
    • One time, Hamton was suckered into skinny dipping in Max's pool, and when he starts stripping, Plucky starts hooting and hollering like Hamton's an exotic dancer, shouting for him to "take it all off". Another time, Hampton wraps a whip around Plucky, yanks him over, and KISSES him, full on the mouth. Hamton always acts like such a subservient spouse to Plucky, readily making him meals, never objecting to him coming over at ungodly hours, sharing his bed...
    • In a valentine's day episode, Little Beeper falls for Calamite Coyote and chases him through the streets. Alas, we only see this through live action Viewfinder stills.
    • In the "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" special, Babs briefly crossdresses as a male fireworks salesman in an attempt to free Buster from a family of alligators and one of the female alligators releases heart marks, circles around Babs, and asks her if she's married in a flirtatious manner. Babs gets her to back off by saying "Sure am!" before grabbing Byron, the dog, who she had dressed up in a red dress, and declaring "Meet the misses!" In response, the female alligator walks off looking upset.
    • Elmyra's relentless pursuit of Fifi; sure, she wants anything cute and furry, but Elmyra persists after getting skunked several times, and even dressed as Pepe Le Pew, Fifi's crush (and Spear Counterpart), to lure Fifi to her.
    • One short called "Can't Buy Me Love" has Elmyra meet an evil little girl called Rhoda. Elmyra sees hearts and positively MELTS when Rhoda says she'll let her be her best friend, and spends the rest of the picture bending over backwards to make Rhoda like her. It plays VERY much like any episode where Elmyra chases Max, only way more seriously, and Elmyra lets Rhoda HAVE Max (who doesn't want him after mere moments). And after she learns her lesson about not needing to give someone something so they'll like you, Rhoda comes by her window and says she'll be her friend again if Elmyra steals her mom's car keys and drives her to Utah. Instantly Elmyra says "okay" and rushes off eagerly to Rhoda's side.
  • 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).
  • Totally Spies!:
    • Alex refers to a female model as "super-hot".
    • Sam and Mandy in "Eraser".
    • 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:
    • Woody and Buzz bicker like an old married couple, and have a tendency to touch each other a lot. Not at all helped by their voice actors. In Toy Story 3 Buzz in spanish mode comes over to Woody at one point and kisses him twice on the cheeks prompting Woody to just stare wide eyed and say "We gotta switch him back."
    • In Toy Story 2, "When She Loved Me" is soaked in Les Yay.

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  • 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".
  • The Venture Bros.
    • 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.
    (long pause)
    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!
    • In addition to being Heterosexual Life-Partners, #21 suggests that he and #24 call themselves "Jet Boy" and "Jet Girl", after this classic punk song.
    • 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.
  • WordGirl:
    • The Whammer is completely obsessed with Chuck, always pounce-hugging him, invading his space, and demanding to be his "partner".
    • Speaking of "partners" Invisi-Bill and Big Left Hand Guy's relationship is chocked full of this. Especially from Invisi-Bill who is very fond of Big Left Hand Guy.
    • Two Brains' apparent crush on The Butcher in "The Fill-In". Throughout the whole episode, Two Brains kept trying to get Butcher to be his partner rather than henchman-for-a-day, disregarding the other henchman and doing things like waiting on Butcher, complimenting him constantly, building a suit so they can be a compatible fight team and eventually crying out in desperation, "I neeeed you!" The nameless henchman, jealous, says to The Butcher at one point, "Nooo, why would he make fun of you? He loves you..."
    • Again with Two Brains, "When Chuck's Mom is Away..." had him start doing pretty much the same thing as with The Butcher, only this time suggestively trying to "team up" with "Chuckie-Baby". And as soon as he hears Chuck's mom isn't in town? He rushes right over to Chuck's house and gets all close, chummy and invasive.
    • TJ has a clingy, suck-uppy yesman, Johnson, who seems overly devoted to making TJ happy. He is also very touchy, seemingly having no concept of personal space.
    • Reginald of all people rather enjoyed being dragged around by The Butcher in "Have Snob, Will Travel" (seriously, why does like, every guy seem to be fixed on Butcher?). Despite his usual whining, Reginald continuously calls The Butcher "powerful" and praises him beneath the insults. Nor does he seem too concerned with being rescued any time soon. And when he finally IS rescued, as soon as Word Girl leaves he says to The Butcher, "Pick me up again".
    • Reginald also mentioned that he wouldn't mind being tied up by Brent in "Chuck With A Sidekick Of Brent".
    • In "Who Wants Candy?", Eileen wants Violet to be her best friend.
  • Xiaolin Showdown:
    • Jack Spicer's rampant fangirling over his 'number one evil hero' Chase Young strides confidently into crush 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:
    Jack: ... But maybe someday, if we're not fighting over Shen Gong Wu, we can all go for ice-cream. My treat.
    Omi: (smiles) That would be nice.
    • 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 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 called him Jack's "special friend".
    • According to Hannibal Bean, at one point, Master Monk Guan was "the one Chase Young consider(ed) closest."
    • In "Chuckie Choo", at one point the Xiaolin monks walk in on Dojo and Chuckie in a bathtub together.
  • 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.


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