Alice and Bob
have decided to put off Their First Time
(which isn't necessarily the
first time for either of them) until they get married. Maybe they believe in waiting until marriage. Maybe it's because they think it'll make their wedding night "extra special." Either way, they wait.
But once the vows are exchanged, the gloves (and clothes) are off and they proceed to make up for lost time. They spend days in the bedroom (and often other places
) and are frequently shown sneaking off for a quickie. Often lampshaded by other characters.
Often prone to waking up the neighbors
with their bedroom business, making for much hilarity
Usually used as a short-term Running Gag
No Real Life Examples, Please!
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- In Sachiare!, 18-year-old Tomoharu is newly married to 25-year-old Sachiko (although she's so small and cute you can't tell from looking.) Although there's nothing explicit shown, they do get playful with each other, and blushingly reference what's happening when the lights go out.
- A storyline in the DC Star Trek comics starts with the wedding of two of the crew, who promptly head back to their cabin. Immediately afterward, a telepathic crewmember falls ill and fills the Enterprise with his hallucinations, subjecting everyone on board to a trip through Dante's Inferno...except for the newlyweds. They were too wrapped up in what they were doing to notice.
- The "bonus feature" scenes for the Children of Time finale, the very much M-rated version of the Holmeses' honeymoon. There's a bit of desperation to it, though, as Beth has to return to her own time, they have only one weekend, and they can't know for sure that they'll ever see each other again.
- Very nearly ALL Kick-Ass fanfiction that has Dave and Mindy get together portrays them like this.
- There's a couple in National Lampoons European Vacation that keeps showing up. The two are newlyweds and are seen engaged in heavy petting during every appearance.
- Up to Eleven in the Gary Shandling vehicle What Planet Are You From?
- The newlywed couple in Rear Window doesn't leave their apartment for days.
- A religious couple in Forgetting Sarah Marshall are DRIPPING with this trope.
- Well, the wife is raring to go but the husband is uncomfortable since he doesn't know what to do. After a lesson with Aldous, though, the new couple definitely fulfill this trope.
- Guest House Paradiso features a couple of hotel guests who aren't seen for days after they check in. When they eventually come downstairs for a meal and the hotel manager works out who they are and asks them what they've been doing all this time, they just look at each other and smile sheepishly, "We're newlyweds".
- Employed in the film version of Barefoot in the Park with the couple not leaving the honeymoon suite for six days as the newspapers pile up around the door.
- "If they don't stop they're going to kill each other." Said in The Four Seasons where the antics of a man and his hot young wife are heard for hours through the thin walls of the sailboat he and his friends are staying on.
- Four Weddings and a Funeral: Bernard and Lydia can't get enough of one another from the moment they get romantically involved, and become particularly enthusiastic once they've exchanged vows. Bernard confesses that married life is leaving him "exhausted, actually".
- Played for tragedy in Munich when the Israeli hit team is sent to kill a target in a hotel; one of them inadvertently gets into a conversation with the mark who jokes about the insatiable newlyweds in the next room over who never go out because they're always having sex. The newlyweds are therefore nearby when the bomb goes off; due to an error the charge is too powerful and ends up killing the husband and blinding the wife.
- Three couples (the first couple was retired, the second couple was middle-aged and the final couple was newlywed) went in to see the minister to see how to become members of his church. The minister said that they would have to go without sex for two weeks and then come back and tell him how it went. Two weeks went by, and the couples returned to the minister. The retired couple said it was no problem at all. The middle-aged couple said it was tough for the first week, but after that, it was no problem. The newlyweds said it was fine until she dropped the can of paint. "Can of PAINT?" exclaimed the minister. "Yeah," said the newlywed man. "She dropped the can and when she bent over to pick it up I had to have her right there and then. Lust took over." The minister just shook his head and said "Well I'm sorry, but after hearing that I'm afraid I can't allow you into the church." "That's okay," said the man. "We're not allowed back in Home Depot either."
- Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. Edward and Bella are like this after she turns into a vampire. Emmett and Rosalie also mention that they "broke a few houses" and that it "took them a decade" to stop.
- In Things Fall Apart, when a guy's late for a morning activity somebody jokes that you can never trust timeliness from someone who recently took a new wife.
- The most obvious point of "The Song of Solomon".
- Lanen and Varien start before they're married, but there was a long period of letting him adjust to being human before they started, and it's after their wedding that they hit their highest... rate.
- Justified in The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons because the protagonists are living in the 1940's Soviet Union — thanks to a permanent housing shortage and the lack of privacy in a police state, they've nowhere to resolve their Unresolved Sexual Tension until they get married (after finding a nicely isolated shack out in the woods). Also the husband has to go back to the front line after his leave is up, so Pre-Climax Climax is also involved.
- Thelma and Keith from Good Times
- The pilot episode of The Love Boat had this; all you saw of them was an occasional arm to get the room service. They had 4 or 5 "Do Not Disturb" signs on their door. Their only reason for existence, plot-wise, was that someone's luggage had been placed in their room.
- Subverted on Sex and the City. Charlotte doesn't want to have sex with Trey before they're married so it will be more romantic, but she finds out that he can't get it up and they don't have sex once on their honeymoon.
- Played with in a later episode where Miranda has her honeymoon with Steve. Out in a remote cabin, the tightly wound Miranda isn't enjoying the fact that "Everything here is screaming 'You should be having sex right now!'". It's only when Steve announces that the honeymoon is over, Miranda finds the pressure lifted and wants to make love again.
- In the series Wings, Joe and Helen had been off-and-on for a while. After finally tying the knot they spend all waking moments of their Honeymoon in their hotel room.
- It was most obvious when Joe was flat out turned on at seeing Helen in scuba gear and they made out.
- Subverted in The Tag of their wedding episode. She actually calls him insatiable when he wakes her up in their honeymoon bed, but what he wants is another slice of the Big Sandwich served at their reception.
- The Fast Show included as characters a constantly nude and shagging newlywed couple, called The Newlyweds.
- To elaborate: in one sketch they are at it in bed while removals men are carrying the bed up the garden path to their new home. They barely pause to say 'Hi' to their new neighbour.
- Hinted at with Amy and Rory in Doctor Who, who have had several successive honeymoons.
- In the episode of Boy Meets World where Shawn turns Feeny's house into a bed and breakfast, one of the guest couples is a pair of honeymooners. They spend all their time in the bedroom and are never seen until the stinger, when Feeny has to evict them himself. To his surprise, they're a very elderly couple, giving him hope that there may still be time for romance in his life after all.
- Cory and Topanga themselves have shades of this, especially since they waited so long.
- On That '70s Show, Kitty mentions that she and Red waited until after they were married to have sex. And she means right after they were married—they apparently did it in a broom closet before the reception.
- The Bundy's neighbors in Married... with Children start out this way, with a Running Gag that Al hates their visits because it makes his wife amorous.
- Inverted in Dad's Army when Mainwaring explains why he learned to play the bagpipes:
I spent my honeymoon in a remote village in Scotland called InverGeechie. It was a wild and lonely place. The nights were long ..... and there was nothing else to do
- Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Horace and Myra, once they get over their anxiety—he's a virgin, she's a former prostitute who's "never done it with somebody I love". And the titular character and Sully as well, pleasantly surprising her, as she clearly didn't expect to enjoy her "wifely duty" so much (unsurprisingly, given the standards of the show's time frame).