"Get a room!"When a couple cannot keep their hands or lips off each other for more than a few seconds. Typically becomes a Running Gag, with the characters indifferent to how awkward they make everyone else feel with their nonstop public displays of affection. While the other characters are having conversations, they'll be off to the side snogging through the entire scene. This often overlaps with its Sister Trope Sickeningly Sweethearts, but sweethearts are not necessarily this physical (see any Disney Channel show), and people who make out all the time aren't necessarily sweet to each other. Related to Coitus Uninterruptus. Named for the Motion City Soundtrack song, which is decidedly not about this trope.
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- One of the most infamous examples in North America are the old "Big Red" cinnamon gum commercials, which featured couples kissing to show how long the product can keep your breath fresh. A Running Gag (such as you can have one in a 30-second spot) in each one is cutting back to a particular couple who are shown smooching in the beginning and at the end, the latter where everybody else at the location is in the process of going home (one had said couple at a kissing contest. The last judge just hangs the trophy on their arms and leaves).
- A commercial for Netflix simulating a cop show's morning briefing (a la Hill Street Blues) has a couple like this as the Anthropomorphic Personification of Romantic Comedy.
Anime & Manga
- Chet and Adie in Haré+Guu. Taken a step further in the OVAs, when there's a mosaic filter over them most of the time they're onscreen, censoring whatever they're supposed to be doing.
- After Keitaro and Naru in Love Hina became an Official Couple, they became like this to the point of pissing off the other residents at the Inn.
- In Futari Ecchi, the Kubotas, a young couple moving next to the Onodas, are especially bad about it. They're not only always hugging, but the one time Makoto rode the elevator with them, they started making out, leading to a serious Uncomfortable Elevator Moment. And if that wasn't enough, they're retelling their exploits on a blog, which is borderline pornographic.
- Sorath and Tiriel in Shakugan no Shana. They're also brother and sister, for added discomfort.
- Kanae from Dandelion Among Liilies is unnerved because her older sister's girlfriend is very affectionate around her. Despite them being Sickeningly Sweethearts in private in public they keep their distance due to not wanting people to know they're a couple. Or actually Mizuho doesn't. Ene doesn't understand her worries and this puts a strain on their relationship.
- Yuuya and Inori unintentionally defies this in Nuko Duke. Sure, they're always lovey-dovey with each other, but they don't cause their friends to feel awkward because they always bring along their mutual friend, Yamato during their intimate moments. Lampshaded by their classmates.
Classmate 1: Normally, in this kind of situation, I'd be thinking, "Sickening sweet lovebirds go blow up!" But...Classmate 2: When it comes to these two, I don't think that at all.(Panel shows Yuuya talking to Yamato, who was sitting with the couple all along)Both: I wonder why...
- Oversaturated World: In the Unfriendly Competition - Epilogue: Hard but Brittle: Sunset Shimmer checked up on Sour Sweet, and her boyfriend, who were both infected by dark magic:
Her cheeks never seemed to stop even after the rest of her settled down."How are they?" said Twilight."Let's just say that Sour Sweet managed to purge the dark magic through the power of love," said Sunset, her gaze distant. "Love and all but eating her boyfriend's face."
- Sleep Loss revolves around Ferb's lack of sleep do to Phineas and Isabella making out even while sleeping. And they've been constantly making out since they hooked up at 11 years old.
Films — Live-Action
- "Manos" The Hands of Fate contains an especially egregious example.
- 10 Things I Hate About You has a couple like this feature during the party. Notable as Patrick sets them up.
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta play this trope up for all it's worth during the Victory Tour.
- Mean Girls: Four words: Sexually Active Band Geeks.
- Harry Potter:
- Ron and Lavender in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
- Harry is terrified of the same thing happening to Ron and Hermione.
- In fact, when Ron and Hermione do undergo a Relationship Upgrade in the last book, it's marked by them passionately making out while Harry tries in vain to remind them they have a war going on. Harry himself has his moments with Ginny - their relationship starts with them making out in front of most of the Gryffindor house and Ginny later makes out with Harry as his seventeenth birthday present.
- In Order of the Phoenix, when Harry goes on an awkward date with Cho in a teashop, at the next table there's Roger Davies with his girlfriend who seem "glued together at the lips", which makes Harry even more uncomfortable.
- According to a "Daily Prophet" article released by Rowling, Teddy Lupin and Victorie Weasley are this.
- In the fifth movie, when Umbridge is at the height of her power, one of the many draconian rules she passes orders students of the opposite sex to stay a set distance from one another at all times. Another scene also shows her casually using magic to force apart two students making out on a bench.
- Katniss and Peeta play this up during their Victory Tour in Catching Fire in order to sell their pseudo-fake romance.
- This is pretty much all Edward and Bella do, when they aren't staring at each other.
- In Smallville, Chloe tends to be a bit open on her love interests, much to the embarrassment of Clark.
- When Shawn and Angela on Boy Meets World got back together after a nasty breakup, they became like this for an episode.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy and Angel in the lead-up to their fatal decision to have sex in "Surprise". At the same time Xander and Cordelia are also sneaking off to make out between bouts of Snark-to-Snark Combat.
Giles: Stop that right now! I can hear the smacking.note
- Buffy and Spike in the episode "Something Blue", while under the influence of Willow's spell. The other characters found the event very... disturbing.
- Tony and Michelle in Skins are sometimes like this in series 1. In the episode "Jal", there's a good image of Jal awkwardly sitting on the opposite end of the couch while the couple are making out.
- Jimmy Fallon and Rachel Dratch played a couple like this on Saturday Night Live.
- That '70s Show:
- Hyde and his Girl of the Week Jill in the episode "The Third Wheel".
- Eric and Donna are like this in a fair number of episodes as well.
- When Kelso is made Snow King during a school ball and tries to take charge as a tornado alarm flares, he sees MANY people (including Fez and Big Rhonda) making out. He then hangs a lampshade on the trope:
Kelso: People on the Make-Out Stairwell, this is your Snow King speaking!Fez: Boo, shut the lights, fool!
- Frank and Alice in Friends (though she's in her forties).
- A behind-the-scenes version occurred in Farscape. Claudia Black commented that the crew was so used to seeing she and Ben Browder rehearsing for their kissing scenes that no one paid attention to them while they made out on set.
- Mike and Gloria in All in the Family, at least in Archie's eyes.
- In Doctor Who, Amy and Rory end up like this for a while after they're reunited in The Big Bang. The Doctor comments on them coming up for air.
- And again in "A Christmas Carol." The Doctor is so annoyed at teen Kazran and Abigail's endless kissing that he decides to accept a marriage proposal from Marilyn Munroe.
- Scrubs: J.D. and Elliot, at least during their first hook-up.
- In Green Acres, Oliver is at a Drive-In Theater, trying to put the speaker on his car when he accidentally lets go, it smashes into the side window of a pickup truck where a boy and girl are passionately necking. They never even notice.
- Melana Scanlon and Jason Peoples on Average Joe.
- In Drake & Josh, Drake frequently did this with whatever girl he was dating that episode.
- Glee: Finn and Rachel were prone to making out in front of people all the time. This was later used to deconstruct But Not Too Gay in "Heart", when Santana got in trouble for showing any affection with Brittany, but Finn and Rachel were allowed to have extended makeout sessions all over the school.
- The Sickening Sweethearts in the Mitch Benn song "Disgustingly In Love":
Our life just is one great big public display of affection,If it annoys you you could try looking in the other direction.
- Georges Brassens' song "Les Amoureux des bancs publics" profess his sympathy to the lovers making out on park benches and eliciting dark glances from passers-by.
- Richandamy from Zits are such Make-Out Kids that they're always depicted as an impossible tangle of limbs, only ever referred to by their Portmanteau Couple Name, and just generally treated by all the other characters as being a single organism.
- In one comic, Jeremy's girlfriend finds Amy sobbing all by herself, talking like Rich left her or something. In the last panel, Rich comes out of the men's room and Amy glomps him, sobbing "Don't leave me like that again!"
- The Jeffersons in 1776. When Martha arrives in Philadelphia, she and Thomas immediately glom onto each other. Both of them are completely oblivious to Adams' attempt to introduce himself and Franklin to the lady. After they do meet Martha properly, Tom's only good-morning is a written message telling them to go away because he wants to take his wife back to bed. John is quite astonished by the whole thing.note
John: [to Tom] She is your wife, isn't she?
Franklin: Well of course she is. Look at how well they fit.
- In case 3-1 of Ace Attorney, Dahlia Hawthorne states during the trial that she is so "lovey dovey" with her lover Phoenix Wright around other people that it literally makes them sick. Actually, her whole relationship with him is a cover up for the fact that she's using him to hide a bottle of poison. Her twin sister Iris, however, could very well have done this instead.
- Riley and Zaboo in The Guild Season 3.
- In Girls Next Door there are two couples like this, Christine and Raoul, who are also Sickeningly Sweethearts, and Jadis and Darkness, who are something else.
- Black Widow and Hulk are portrayed as this in the Cartoon Hooligans episode "Ages of Ultron", as are Ultron and Baymax.
- There's the Make-out Couple on 6teen who are exactly this, and they're only once seen not making out because Jonesy finally yelled at them that "No one wants to see that!"
- Geoff and Bridgette in Total Drama Island.
- Anne Maria and Mike (As Vito) in Revenge of the Island.
- Kevin and Brittany from Daria. Once even during a CPR lesson.
- Used in The Simpsons episode "Bart's Friend Falls in Love" when Milhouse falls for the new girl at Springfield Elementary, it irritates Bart to the point he indirectly gets her sent to an all girls school.
- Oddly enough, Tree Trunks and Mr. Pig in Adventure Time. In "Dream of Love", this provokes lots of vocal outrage and discomfort from everyone around them, culminating in Jake and Finn bodily removing them from each other.
- Ms. Martian and Lagoon Boy act like this in the second season of Young Justice. It's possible she's just doing it to make Superboy jealous.
- Reef and Lo are this in an episode of Stōked. While the gang is watching a movie, the two of them are loudly making out on the left side of the sofa and Fin is sitting on their right. The humor comes in when they keep making out in increasingly rude ways; Lo’s hands and feet get shoved in Fin’s face, Reef’s foot lands in her popcorn, and finally, they just kick her off the couch altogether.
Johnny: Is it just me, or are Reef and Lo trying to set a new PDA record?Fin: Trust me, it's not just you.