Sickeningly Sweethearts

"Mr. and Mrs. Drebin, please — I'm diabetic."
Marriage Counselor, The Naked Gun 33 ⅓

Some marriages are painful, others are dead, a few are happy, and then there are those which are... cute.

They use pet names even Fluffy the Terrible winces at, cuddle incessantly, never argue (unless you count their "you're cuter" exchanges as such) and basically turn all nearby salt into sugar. They might sometimes wear Coordinated Clothes to make sure everybody notices they belong together. Usually, they're as indestructibly upbeat as you think. Other times, the show will delight in giving them one tiny imperfection, problem, or Single-Issue Wonk that makes them turn into The Masochism Tango.

Commonly associated with Insatiable Newlyweds. See also Glurge Addict. A Sister Trope to Make-Out Kids, when a couple makes others feel uncomfortable by being very affectionate in public.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Kanade and Yukino from Candy Boy. Yes, they're both girls. They are also fraternal twin sisters.
  • Michi and Yoshirin, the young couple from Crayon Shin-chan, are a clear parody of this trope. Apart from occasional (and pretty dumb) break-ups, all they do on the series is be lovey-dovey with each other. At least on the original and Spanish dubs.
  • Yukio Ayashiro and his wife Noriko in a two-part episode of Detective Conan. It's a little more justified as they had just gotten married, tho. Their old friend and the local Private Defective Kogoro openly lampshades the trope:
    Kogoro: Hey, you two! How long do you plan on keep playing cutesy?
  • Mimi's parents in Digimon Adventure.
  • Subverted in Durarara!!: Seiji Yagiri and his girlfriend Mika Harima look to everyone like Sickeningly Sweethearts that spend all their free time whispering sweet nothings into each other's ear... and then you actually hear what those sweet nothings are and realize that they're probably the most dysfunctional couple ever.
    • Just to make it clear, they're both utterly bug-duck crazy: Mika was Seji's stalker until he took a baseball bat to her skull for finding a decapitated head when she broke into his apartment. She got plastic surgery to look like Seiji's true love, making Seiji think Mika was said true love, and they got together. Then the truth came out, but the pair are so crazy they stick together anyway. Oh, and Seiji's true love was said previously mentioned decapitated head, which his incestuous big sister got rid of because she wanted one less rival for her brother's affections (but that's another story)... Did we mention they were crazy yet?
  • Eureka Seven: Count the times Eureka and Renton argue with each other, come on. That's right, 1. They argued once in a 50-episode show. And that scene lasted shorter than 1 minute. They also tend to say each others names plenty of times.
  • Pedro from Excel Saga had this kind of relationship with his family... until everything went horribly wrong.
  • In Fullmetal Alchemist:
    • Hughes has this kind of extreme affection for his wife Gracia and his daughter Elicia, but perhaps atypically, it makes him really likable rather than annoying. It helps that he's a pretty badass Knife Nut.
    • Sig and Izumi Curtis (of all people) are so lovey-dovey that they traumatized Ed and Al when they were kids. They hang on each other, bombard the unwary with generated hearts, invoke sparkly, Shojo-esque backgrounds, had a Meet Cute which somehow managed being very much that while involving a bear carcass, and frequently kick ass together while simultaneously outright cooing at each other. Go figure.
    • Played with when Roy Mustang's devoted aide Riza Hawkeye goes on vacation for a few days, and he proceeds to spend every waking moment on the phone acting like this with his girlfriend Elizabeth. He promises to bring her gifts, speaks fawningly and adoringly, and constantly has little sparkles and hearts roaming around his head. He even admits that the only reason he can get away with this behavior is because his "scary assistant" isn't around to baby-sit him. The twist comes in when it's revealed that "Elizabeth" is Riza all along - she's on an undercover assignment and all the flirting (most of it, anyway) is their very intricate code by which she passes information to him.
  • Tamahome! Miaka! Tamahome! Miaka! in Fushigi Yuugi.
  • In Futari wa Pretty Cure, the Non Human Sidekicks Mepple and Mipple adorably glomp and dance around with each other and such whenever they are reunited. There is eyerolling from Nagisa, but Honoka always smiles at it.
  • Mr and Mrs Feng from ˝ Prince, who are constantly happy with each other while on-screen and their off-screen moments are explained by repeated honeymoons they go on, to the point that their twin children practically had to raise themselves.
  • Chet and Addy in Haré+Guu. Even the romantically-minded Marie refers to them as "Chetttttt" and "Addyyyyyy".
    • It's mentioned that every once a Month Adi gets into a fight with Chet over the stupidest things. But always gets back together with him after he says some sappy line.
  • High School D×D gives us Ise and Rias after his confession in volume ten. The two of them frequently get lost in their own world, staring into each others eyes while ignoring everything around them. In a bit of a twist, the rest of the girls have no problem with this, with one commenting that seeing them together has a healing effect.
  • Ayano and Shimotakatani from High School Girls are constantly like this, to the disgust of Ayano's boyfriend-less friends.
  • In Infinite Ryvius, Lilith and Emerson, to the point where they're nicknamed the "Love Love Couple". However, they slowly grow apart over the course of the series.
  • Yuuki and Yume from Kanamemo, and not even Yuuki's jealousy or Yume's ditziness can put any dents in that.
  • Lovely Complex: Nakao and Ishihara fit this perfectly. It annoys the hell out of the chronically single Riza.
  • Umi's parents in Magic Knight Rayearth are more than Happily Married. They take any excuse to fawn and coo all over each other. Even Umi herself is thoroughly disgusted by their incessant, diabetes-inducing displays of affection and refers to it as "the perpetual honeymoon".
  • Kazuya and Akane at the end of Mai-HiME, possibly to balance that out their counterparts put in an impossible position in Mai-Otome.
  • Noriko and Shimako from Maria-sama ga Miteru, which leads to some mild teasing by the other girls of the student council.
  • Nukoduke has Yuuya and his girlfriend Inori. The two are almost always seen in each other's embrace, and their friends often comment about how well they get along. Of course, the fact that they rarely go out together alone (their mutual friend Yamato is always with them) somewhat detracts the effect of this trope somewhat.
    • That and the fact that she's dead now.
  • Ouran Highschool Host Club has Tamaki wanting one of these. He has more then just a few Imagine Spot moments where he fantasizes about Haruhi fawning over him, dressing up for him and eating his compliments raw. It's Played for Laughs since sooner or later either Haruhi herself or the twins can be seen in the background, observing him talking to his fantasy idea of her and they always react disgusted, sometimes loudly wondering about Tamaki's mental state.
  • One-shot characters Oscar and Andi from Pokémon, obsessed with the idea of love, and sprinkle their double battle with hearts, i.e. the attacks of their Pokémon take the shape of hearts. And it is also reflected with their Pokémon: Nidoqueen and Nidoking.
  • Himeno's father Kaoru and her (very wealthy) stepmother Natsue from Prétear, to the embarassment of their daughters.
  • Ranma ˝:
  • In School Days, Makoto and Sekai are called a stupid couple by Hikari.
  • Shaman King has Faust and Eliza. When they're first introduced, it seems more like Love Makes You Evil or Mummies at the Dinner Table, but when Anna reunites them with her Itako powers, they definitely fit this trope. They even flirt during a major fight, and he carries her around Bridal Style while crossing a river.
  • Hayashi and Morimoto from Shinkon Gattai Godannar!! seem to exist only for comic relief and to annoy characters with less-than-perfect relationships. At least until the Distant Finale, where Hayashi is revealed as Chekhov's Gunman
  • Sword Art Online: In the opinion of their friends, Kirito and Asuna "can't keep their hands off each other" whether they're in real life or ALO. Said friends are also Romantic Runnerups so take it with a grain of salt.
  • In Super Gals, Ran and Tatsuki call themselves a stupid couple.
  • Tokyo Mew Mew: Ichigo's parents couldn't be lovey-dovier if they tried.
  • From Vampire Knight, we have Yuuki's parents, Haruka and Juuri.
  • Uranborg and Arkangel from the BL manga Yasashii Ryuu no Koroshikata after their Relationship Upgrade. Most of it is Uru constantly fawning over Ark, declaring his love and unending devotion to his "pledged one", especially after they get together. When Ark finally reciprocates, he eats Uru's words up like candy when he isn't getting shy over it. Take a look. (Warning: Spoiler.) [1]
  • Katsuo and his wife in Yakitate!! Japan. Their cutesy gushing only helped to encourage Kuroyanagi to eliminate Katsuo in the semi-finals of one Tournament Arc.

    Comic Books 
  • Apollo and The Midnighter from The Authority, surprisingly. They have well-deserved reputations for violence and brutality, but even their teammates will tell them to get a room once the fighting's done and the sweet, still-covered-in-blood-and-rubble canoodling begins.
  • Hourman and Liberty Belle in Justice Society of America. Thankfully, the lovey-dovey stuff doesn't get in the way of them kicking ass in battle.
  • One dialogue from Empowered: "No, you should wear that outfit (tee hee)!" - "No, you should wear that outfit (tee hee)!" No wonder the Caged Demonwolf imagines a scene with better dialogue, in his usual flowery style.
  • Mister Miracle and Big Barda were like this during their time with the Justice League International along with frequent allusions to their active and healthy sex life. Considering their backstories it was actually kind of sweet.
  • In Monica's Gang: in the teenage spinoff, Monica and Jimmy Five abandon their normal personalities of Tsundere and Jerk with a Heart of Gold and become one of these when they finally start dating. This ends up disgusting the other characters so badly that many of them start to root explicitly for the breakup of the couple.
  • Aang and Katara become this in Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise.
    • Dubbed the oogies by Katara's brother Sokka.
  • The group in Runaways has this reaction when Chase and Gert start using pet names for each other.
    Victor: They're using those pet names ironically, right?
    Nico: God, I hope so.
  • Barbie and Ken from The Sandman. They wear matching outfits, finish each other's sentences, and always have an arm around the other. This appears to be a facade on both their parts. We later get to see their most personal dreams and it's revealed that nice guy Ken dreams of sex (not with his wife), money and power, while the shallow Barbie is seen dreaming of adventure and bravery.
  • Will Vandom and Matt Olsen in W.I.T.C.H.. Usually the others take it in stride (especially Cornelia, who sometimes is almost as bad as them), but a particular accident in the New Power saga caused them to have faces the readers can't tell if they're moved or sickened (with Hay Lin verging on laughing herself silly).
  • Kimber and her girlfriend Stormer from Jem and the Holograms are by far the most affectionate couple in the series.

    Fan Works 
  • The Twilight Child: While Big Macintosh and Cheerilee (see Western Animation) talk like this when afflicted by a love poison, Shining Armor and Cadence are like this naturally, all the time.
  • On a Cross and Arrow: Rarity and Elusive, in their own way, as well as Fluttershy and Butterscotch, in a more awkward and shy sense.
  • Scootamom: Cadence and Shining Armor, again, much to Scootaloo's disgust whenever she has to witness it.
  • The Infinite Loops: Almost any Looping couple is liable to be like this. Korra and Asami, for example, who spend one Loop being nothing but this. It annoys Mako, on account of their replacing Belle and Beast (he's replacing one of the servants, and is still cursed because they haven't bothered lifting it).
  • Played for Laughs in Cinderjuice and its sequel. BJ is amused to find that he enjoys pretending to be this with Lydia, because it confuses and possibly nauseates the hell out of onlookers, especially her parents. They act much more relaxed in private.

    Films — Animated 
  • Googly-Bear and Schmootzy-Poo (aka Mike and Celia) in Monsters, Inc.. Leading to a moment when Celia refers to Sulley as "Sulley-Wulley" and he reacts in a combination of taking it in stride (calling her "Celia-Welia") and "What the...?"
  • In Antz, Chip and Muffy (the Cultural Posturing wasps). Chip is referring to Muffy as "Cuddly Widdles" and "Wattling Kiddles".
  • Barbie and Ken from Toy Story 3. Buzz makes a "you have got to be kidding me" facial expression after overhearing a conversation between them.
  • The love potion from Strange Magic causes this among the various denizens, much to the disgust of the two leads.
  • In The Emperor's New Groove, Pacha and Chicha deliberately invoke this trope to get their kids to go to bed.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Winsor McCay had a couple like this in one of his early minor features.
  • In Who Framed Roger Rabbit, this proved to be Jessica and Roger's relationship.
  • Spoofed in the movie The Naked Gun 33 ⅓: The Final Insult. While at marriage counseling, Frank and Jane start calling each other sappy pet names. At first the therapist smiles at the display, but after a few more he says "Mr. and Mrs. Drebin, I'm a diabetic. I think you two ought to go now."
  • In The Mummy Returns, whenever Evelyn and Rick kiss, they'll get a disgusted look and the "Find yourself a room" comments from their son and/or Evelyn's brother Jonathan.
  • The pair of robbers (Amanda Plummer and Tim Roth) at the end and beginning of Pulp Fiction are this. They're even credited as "Pumpkin" and "Honey Bunny."
  • Parodied in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in the song "Chu Chi Face." (And you're my teddy bear. Together we're a Chu-Chi Woo-Chi, Ooo-Chi Coo-Chi Pair!) Of course, the entire time the Baron and Baroness are singing this to each other, he's trying to arrange an untimely death for her, resulting in her getting more and more nervous and uneasy as the song progresses.

  • There's a character (Manilov) in Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls who shares with his wife a sickeningly sweet affection.
  • Lavender and Ron in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. On second thought, just Lavender.
    "...if Ron was going to begin calling her 'Lav-Lav', he [Harry] would have to put his foot down."
    • Bill and Fleur fit this trope as well, especially if you ask Ginny and Hermione.
    • When contemplating the idea of Ron and Hermione getting together, Harry fears (among other things) that they might turn out like this, using Bill and Fleur as an example.
  • Parodied in one of the J.W. Wells & Co. novels by Tom Holt, where a bickering couple are tricked into overdosing on love potion. They start using pet names at the end of every sentence but retain their normal personalities, leading to sentences like, "Don't be such a bloody idiot, honey-bunny".
  • Twilight:
    • Edward and Bella
    • Alice and Jasper.
    • Heck, just about every couple from the books.
    • Every vampire couple. The only human couples worth mentioning are either broken up (Bella's parents, Jessica and Mike), basically nonexistent (Angela and Ben), or barely begun by the end of the series (Charlie and Sue Clearwater).
    • The werewolves and the girls that they imprint on. To the point in which the other wolves in the pack do not look forward to mindlinking with a wolf who had just been visiting his imprintee.
  • In the second book of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series, the Band comes across a pair of owls that do not give their names but refer to each other as Sweetums and Swatums. They preen each other and talk about eating sugar gliders while speaking to the group.
  • In Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories Prince Bolo and Princess Batcheat are like this, to the disgust of absolutely everyone around them. Bolo is so oblivious (and stupid) that he constantly praises the silly Batcheat for her beauty and her singing voice, both of which are described in detail as completely horrendous.
  • Bingo Little and his wife, Rosie in the Jeeves and Wooster series. Bertie attributes this to the fact that Rosie is a romance novelist.
  • Tales of Kolmar: As newlyweds, Lanen and Varien are like this, with Jamie even hanging a lampshade on it and them teasing each other about trying to tone it down in front of him. However, they do find difficulties, pains and sorrows and arguments that can't be soothed away with a touch or a few words, and eventually the relationship smooths into Happily Married. They still get silly sometimes, but Lanen notes that their bond is more complex now.
  • In Rick Riordan's The Heroes of Olympus book The Mark of Athena, Rhea Silvia and Tiberinus.
  • The Hunger Games: Katniss and Peeta sometimes make use of this trope to sell their (maybe not entirely) fake romance to the Capitol audience.
  • In ˝ Prince, Wacko/Neurotic and Dandan. Makes it hard to believe that they're the ninth and fifth strongest players respectively.
  • The Mortal Instruments: Clary sees Luke and her mother Jocelyn as this.
  • Crown Prince Roger and his girlfriend Rivka in the Honor Harrington novel Ashes of Victory, though they're not seen onscreen; the Queen's chief bodyguard calls them "unbearable adolescent goo". When they do get actual screen time in A Rising Thunder for their wedding, they've gotten over it.
  • In A Civil Campaign Rene and Tatya Vorbretten are cuter than cute together. And they're Barrayarans. What is Barrayar coming to?
  • Kaladin's impression of Shallan and Adolin in Words of Radiance.
  • In Wolf Hall, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn oscillate between this and arguing, with little in-between. Thomas Cromwell privately finds the latter easier to take than the "billing and cooing" but as we all know, that took a rather dark turn.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Our Miss Brooks: Mr. and Mrs. Conklin can be like that.
    • In "Trying to Pick a Fight", it's revealed that one of Mrs. Conklin's pet names for her husband is "Sugar Cookie".
    • In "Mr. Boynton's Parents", Mr. Conklin buys Mrs. Conklin a black sheer negligee. "To Baby, from your Goodie" reads the card.
  • I Dream of Jeannie: The relationship between Major Healey and his girlfriends often takes this form.
  • Smallville:
    • Chloe and Jimmy could be this on one of their good days. Just look at Clark's expression whenever he walks in on them kissing. In one episode, it's mentioned that Lois—who was then-currently living with Chloe—wants to move away solely to get away from their constant lovemaking, noting that it's just extremely awkward when she hears them through the walls. In another episode, poor Clark walks into their apartment and finds evidence of their, um, hobbies lying around.
    • Clark and Lana on one of their... er, bad days?
  • The "Soup Nazi" episode of Seinfeld has Jerry and his Girl of the Week act like this to the annoyance of George and Elaine. George tries to give Jerry a taste of his own medicine by invoking this with his fiancee, but it backfires because she likes it and doesn't want to stop.
  • An episode of Caroline in the City had Caroline sitting in a diner waiting for a friend, and being forced to sit through a couples wuvvy-duvvy baby talk and nicknames for each other. When her friend finally shows up, she asks, "Who are they?" Caroline responds, in total deadpan, "Billy-Bear and Cindy-Doodle. Satan sent them."
  • How I Met Your Mother:
    • One episode has Barney and Abby (Britney Spears) pretend to be a couple like this in order to make fun of Ted. Barney then proposes to her, but he thought it was part of the act and she thought it was for real.
    • When Ted and Robin were going out, they got Barney to do what they wanted once by threatening him with sickeningly sweet behaviour.
    • Lily and Marshall occasionally lapse into this. For example, their pet names for each other are "Lilypad" and "Marshmallow". They share food and like wearing couples' costumes for Halloween.
    • When Ted and Victoria started going out, it got to the point where Marshall and Lily were jealous of how lovey dovey they were!
  • Danny and Lindsay on CSI: NY have been accused of this on occasion because of the back and forth comments and occasional flirting that come out when they're working together.
  • Frasier:
    • Niles and Daphne were like this for a while after they finally got together. If you spend seven years pining after one girl, you're allowed to be a little obnoxiously happy - but the other characters ere greatly relieved when they got over this phase.
    • A later episode in the last season also has an interesting P.O.V based example; at one point, both Martin and Niles — both of whom are in happy, stable relationships, Martin about to get married again and Niles married with his first child on the way — sigh about how happy they are. From their perspective, it's merely a content but throwaway musing. Frasier, however, happens to be going through a particularly dismal time in his already pretty grim love life, so from his point-of-view, Martin and Niles are being insufferably smug and sneering about their good fortune.
    • The episode "The New Friend" features an example of this, when Frasier gives Roz a present. It's not a romantic display of affection, but the effect on Niles is the same:
    Roz: Oh, Frasier, I don't deserve your friendship.
    Frasier: No, I do not deserve your friendship.
    Niles: I deserve my own table; excuse me.
  • Lilly and Oliver in Hannah Montana, after being friends since kindergarten, suddenly turn into this, even calling each other "Lilypop" and "Ollypop".
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy and Spike, when one of Willow's accidental spells makes them want to get married, treat each other like this. Both are disgusted when the spell wears off.
  • True Blood:
    • Hoyt and Jessica in Season 2, until after enduring hours of abuse from his mother, Jessica quite justifiably snaps and snacks on Maxine's juicy jugular, thereby pushing Hoyt's Relative Button.
    • Sookie and Bill.
  • In the "Howling Wind" episode of Cirque du Soleil's Widget Series Solstrom, a newlywed couple is soooooooooooo in love with each other that they barely pay attention to anything around them — not even the fact that the honeymoon hotel they've just checked into has magically become a Gothic Hell Hotel.
  • Sweets and Daisy from Bones. She calls him "Lancelot" (his first name is at least Lance, so it's an understandable nickname). It still makes you smile, even as you're trying not to vomit, because they're so matchingly dysfunctional.
    Daisy: Bye, Lancelot! Colon, end bracket, colon, capital D!
    Sweets: Semi-colon, end parenthesis, less than sign, numeral 3!!
    Daisy: Colon, capital P!
    Cam: Oh, dear God. I'm going to yak.
  • A couple in an early episode of 7th Heaven was this trope personified until the husband confessed to his wife that he'd never properly divorced his first wife. Much angst and screaming ensued and it was up to Eric to save the day.
  • Everybody Loves Raymond:
    • Ray and Debra go to Vermont to stay at a bed-and-breakfast for the weekend, and end up across the hall from a sickeningly sweet couple (who have only been dating for 6 weeks) who can't stop giggling and making sexual innuendos at each other. Ray and Debra stare in disbelief at this behavior. At one point, Ray and Debra are outside their room, when they hear the other couple (thanks to their obnoxiously loud giggling) and actually rush to find their keys to get into their room before the couple can turn the corner and talk to them.
    • In another episode, Robert and Amy are acting like this shortly after getting married, which Ray and Debra don't mind too much — until Robert and Amy start giving Ray and Debra marriage advice. Ray and Debra, who have been married for over a decade, don't appreciate getting advice from newlyweds (or in Ray's words, from "the guy who married a stripper, then divorced a stripper, then married a regular person, then hung in there for three whole months"), and feel that Robert and Amy are being presumptuous, though Robert and Amy point out their observation that Ray and Debra really don't seem very happy most of the time. Then, the entire party is lectured by Marie and Frank, who—despite often butting heads—genuinely enjoy the witty back-and-forth between them; it's hinted that, despite the fact that Frank and Marie are definitely not this trope, they may actually have a happier and healthier marriage than either Robert and Amy or Ray and Debra, due to their complete honesty with one another and their mutual enjoyment of their back-and-forth. For Frank and Marie, the verbal sparring is a game, and doesn't detract from the fact that they really do love each other.
    • Frank and Marie are Happily Married, but they did briefly morph into the personification of this trope during the Italy episode. Ray in-universe thought it tasted like diabetes.
  • On That '70s Show the relationship between Jackie and Hyde makes Eric feel uncomfortable at first, despite being nothing like this. For Hyde, who is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, that probably is gooey and romantic.
    Hyde: (on the phone with Jackie) Whatever. Whatever. Yeah, like I care. All right, I'll talk to you later, Jackie. (hangs up)
    Eric: Eww! Do you mind not getting all gooey and romantic when I'm about to eat my breakfast?
  • Chuck's Alex and Morgan are one of the best example of this trope on television.
  • Applies (at first glance) to any relationship on Pushing Daisies, with the exception of those involving Emerson Cod.
  • An odd example from Community. Jeff begins acting this way to Britta so that the school stops hating him. Then they both get into a bizarre competition of who can be the most nauseatingly romantic.
  • On 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dick and Mary are like this whenever their on-off relationship is "on", to the great annoyance of the other Solomons and occasionally also Nina.
  • Angel has Fred and Gunn, complete with Short Distance Phone Calls and always fighting together. Surprisingly it doesn't last.
  • While most of their moments are well-done and genuinely touching, Bryan and David of The New Normal can verge on this at times.
  • One of the biggest criticisms of season one of Teen Wolf is that there was way too much of this between Allison and Scott. Season two eased up on this and turned them into more of a Battle Couple.
  • Vicious has this when bitter, old couple Freddie and Stuart have to tolerate Ash and his new, incredibly irritating girlfriend Chloe:
    Ash: She never drinks, isn't that right Chloe?
    Chloe: It's true. And nothing could give me more of a high that being with Ash...
    Freddie: Have you tried cocaine?
  • On Friends, Ross and Emily were briefly sickly sweet when they first started to be together. They went spontaneously to Vermont and Emily was excited about a deer eating fruit in the orchard, which excited Ross equally — because she was so excited about it.
    • Ross and Rachel had shades of this during their brief relationship. (Opposed to the The Masochism Tango of their break up). The writers comment on this, admitting it was hard to make the pair interesting while they were together.
    • This contrasts with Monica/Chandler, who admit they can't pull off petnames like sweetums and pumpkin, and, on their honeymoon, get annoyed at another couple for being sickly sweet. (They're in love but in an 'orderly fashion'). They're still Happily Married, adore each other and unlike Ross and Rachel last for over half the series, implying sometimes the strongest relationships aren't mush all the time.
  • Saturday Night Live: The "Baby Talk" sketch, with Linda Hamilton.

  • The Irving Berlin song "Snooky Ookums" mocks the Baby Talk manners of a pint-sized man and his 180-pound wife:
    She's his jelly-elly roll,
    He's her sugey-ugar bowl.
    Here's the way they bill and coo:
    Poogy-woo, poogy-woo, poogy-woo.
    All night long he calls her
    Snooky Ookums, Snooky Ookums.
    All night long the neighbors shout:
    "Cut it out! Cut it out! Cut it out!"
  • The whole point of the song "Lucky" by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. [2]
  • Mocked in the song "Mon coeur mon amour" ("My heart my love") by French singer Anaïs.
  • "Disgustingly In Love" by Mitch Benn.
  • The Jamster bunny characters Snuggle and Snuggelina (Schnuffel und Schnuffelienchen in Germany) not only love eachother. But Jamster even made two songs about how much they love and care about each other. Even the art by the company featuring the two is already cute enough.

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    Newspaper Comics 
  • In Calvin and Hobbes, Hobbes tends to describe love to Calvin in terms likely to nauseate adults ("'Bitsy Pookums,' I'd say. 'Yes, Snoogy Woogy,' she'd reply..."), let alone a six-year-old inclined to believe that Girls Have Cooties.
  • "Richandamy" from Zits are a high school relationship taken all the way to symbiosis. The only time the two were ever seen not hugging was one strip where Rich was using the men's room. The rest of the cast are torn between a strange admiration and incredible disbelief towards them.
    • Amusingly, Richandamy were based on two college friends of creator Jim Borgman. They were actually named Rich and Amy, he was tall and she was short, and they practically were that inseparable. They're now Happily Married with three kids.
  • Peter and Denise of FoxTrot were known to be like this from time to time. One occasion featured them in a rather sweet moment, in which Peter talked about how unbelievably great it was to finally have a girlfriend like her. "Just great?" she responds. "Okay, super-duper-ooper-great." "You're so cute." And of course Jason and Marcus are spying on them behind a clump of bushes, causing Jason to whisper: "If I'm ever that cute, shoot me dead."

    Professional Wrestling 
  • While they weren't "married", Jim Cornette was "close enough" with The Midnight Express for fans to start chanting "Faggot!" at him, sometimes when celebrating with them and especially when he would "cuddle" with them for protection from crossed baby faces.
  • When they weren't performing some gruesome act of violence, Stevie Richards and Victoria spent most of their hugging and sweet talking each other. And yes, they had coordinated ring gear, which was usually pink.
  • Despite being a Gorgeous George, the wrestling stylist Rico Constantino and his valet, Miss Jackie, were very touchy feel with one another, routinely rubbing noses before matches. (Of course, this is exactly what made the gimmick work)
  • "Team Be Jealous" were as close as sisters and occasionally mistaken for lesbians. Jessicka Havok even imitated Allysin Kay's hair and fishnets.
  • Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis, two trouble makers in Adam Cole's Ring of Honor group "The Kingdom", to the point after Bennett was given Matt Hardy's "Icon Title", he renamed it the "Title Of Love".
  • Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow, while not "a couple" in the traditional sense, were very "Best Friends", which the latter would state at every opportunity while also talking up Cody's finer mental and physical points, especially his mustache.

  • Thomas and Martha Jefferson in 1776. Tom misses Martha so much that he's rendered completely unable to concentrate on writing the Declaration of Independence and Adams has to send for her. When she arrives, she and Tom glom onto each other to the extent that they don't even notice anyone else is in the room; afterwards, Martha has a number about just how much she loves Tom and his violin. (Contrast this with John Adams and his wife Abigail, who — having been married for considerably longer — spend as much time bickering as they do flirting and sometimes do both at once. Truth in Television; one of the reasons Adams fell so deeply in love with Abigail in the first place was because she was his equal in snarkery.)
  • Discussed in "Before and After" from Babes in Toyland:
    Before they were married they talked like this:
    "Will lovey's own dovey give love a kiss?"
    "Will owney's own ownest be ever true?"
    And "Oos 'ittle oozelly oose is oo?"
    Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Pardon the laughter.
    That was before but this is after!

    Video Games 
  • A mod to Baldurs Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal adds a character who seeks out romance with Imoen. In one memorable exchange, they use so many consecutive pet names for each other that even the good-aligned party members find themselves tempted to agree with Sarevok's comment: "Say the word, and I will kill them both. Please."
    • If like me you were ready to hunt across the Internet after reading that, it's kelsey.
  • Pokémon has several of these couples, who would constantly talk about "lovey-dovey" they are. For some creepy reason, they were often found in places like graveyards and abandoned ships.
  • Happily Married couple Maeda Toshiie and his wife Matsu from Sengoku Basara. On one occasion Toshi came to Matsu's rescue on the battlefield, and they shared a tender moment together, leaving their opponent Yukimura at a complete loss of what to do.
  • Dawn of the New World has Emil Castagnier and Marta Lualdi.
    • In Tales of Hearts, Shing and Kohak. Other party members occasionally complain about it. At one point Hisui and Beryl actually raise their Relationship Values through their mutual annoyance at the main couple's sheer couple-ness.
  • The Dancing Couple from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (and later, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask), who seem completely oblivious to anything other than each other.
    • While playing their mini-games in Majora's Mask, you actually get the option to shoot them to increase your time limit. Much fun! And if you win, they say "That's annoying, so let's show off even more!"
  • In the Jak and Daxter series, Daxter and Tess act like this. The smooching is pretty much non-existent thanks to the species difference, but the rest of the symptoms are there (baby talk, stupid nicknames, cuddling).
  • In Tales of Monkey Island, Guybrush has an almost unlimited number of gooshingly sweet nicknames for Elaine, such as "plunder bunny".
    • Which is also a plush toy rabbit designed explicitly to be used by smugglers. So, uh...maybe not quite as sweet as it sounds.
  • If you romance Alistair or Leliana in Dragon Age: Origins, the other party members may accuse you of this. Even Team Mom Wynne.
    • If you help two Dalish elves get together, they begin acting like this, while Morrigan disapproves.
      "Does anyone else feel the urge to vomit? No? 'Tis just me?"
      • And if Oghren's also in the party, he responds with:
      "Naw, I'm right there with ya, babe."
  • Merrill's romance arc in Dragon Age II, especially on the Friendship path. Varric mentions that it'd be too adorable if she weren't a Blood Mage. Bethany asks if they have pet names during the "Legacy" mission, and a Sarcastic Hawke immediately comes up with some that make her regret asking.
    Hawke: It's hard to imagine anyone more lovable than you.
    Merrill: That's so untrue. I can think of someone.
  • Continuing the trend, Dragon Age: Inquisition has The Inquisitor and Josephine be like this if a romance blooms between them. Every single kiss has Josephine popping her foot, there's a lot of stammering, blushing and cuddling, and the key scene that cements them as a couple is when the Inquisitor must duel the man she's been betrothed to (there are no hard feelings, of course, once he realises how deeply they care about each other and how much of a dick he'd have to be to stand in the way of true love).
  • Harvest Moon couples have a tendency to be Happily Married, but the award for soppiest couple in the series probably goes to... Jake and Colleen, Maya's parents in Tree of Tranquility and Animal Parade. Jake compares everything to his beloved Colleen and absolutely lives to spoil her, at one point even using the Wizard's crystal ball to read her mind to find out exactly what she wants. They're also constantly holding hands and cuddling. This probably explains why Maya is The Cutie—spending all her life around that kind of sappiness, what else would she be?
    • Though Camilla and Charles from "A New Beginning" also certainly count. While Camilla is somewhat soft and quiet, her husband goes full out romance mode at just the slightest mention of his wife. They occassionally mention how he drowns her in roses and other presents. Amusingly, their daughter is a sweet girl, but that she has a little crush on local Bad Boy Allen gives her father the creeps as he is fully aware that Allen would NOT exactly live for his beloved alone.
  • In Super Robot Wars Judgment David will remark he considers Minato and Tsukomi's reactions to each other, albeit while they are kinda heartwarming, they still trigger his gag reflex.
  • The Sims: Sims with a high mutual long-term attraction will get completely soppy in the presence of their loved ones. Spontaneous serenades and leaping into each other's arms is cute the first time. The 18th time in a row, not so much.
  • Bafflingly enough, female Shepard and Garrus - especially Garrus - dive headlong into this in the Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC. He makes the password to disarm your apartment's security system "I HEART GARRUS." After booby trapping it during conversations like these:
    Garrus: Shepard, sweetie... love of my life, indulge your crazy boyfriend. I need to know you're safe.
    Shepard: If it'll make you feel better, honey.
    Zaeed: [listening in] Oh, go get a room. God knows this place has enough of them.
  • Undertale has the dog monster Battle Couple Dogamy and Dogaressa, who are a Happily Married couple. They will nuzzle each other and say silly things during the battle, like declare that they were the #2 Nose Nuzzle Champs of '98. Who was #1? Toriel and Asgore. This was also the origin of his nickname "Fluffybuns" — she once called him that into a microphone she didn't realize was on. Asgore, being the pushover that he is, rolled with it.
    • The player can also create a new couple which is extremely cute, even though not hammy, around each other: the two knights from the Lava Area.
  • Ace Attorney: Phoenix plays one-half of this equation in the first case of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations. Too bad for him that his sweetheart isn't anywhere near as into him as she pretends. Did you buy that? Actually, that was the twin sister of the woman who really loved him with the same passion as he loved her, but you don't know until the very end of the game.
  • Samurai Warriors - Oichi and Nagamasa are like this, much to Hideyoshi's irritation (they got the last laugh, though; he married one of their daughters as a concubine, and proceeded to indulge her every whim).

    Web Comics 

    Web Original 
  • Cho and Cedric acting like this in A Very Potter Musical piss Harry off to no end since he has a crush on Cho. It actually doesn't end well though since Cedric gets murdered.
  • The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: Jane Bennet and Bing Lee when they start dating. She bakes him homemade cookies. He watches romantic period drama with her and treats her like a princess, pretending to carpool when he in fact just keeps giving her a lift. Lizzie is happy for them, but she implies that sometimes they're too much to take and also that Jane has the "I-want-you-to-be-in-a-happy-relationship-like-myself" vibes which make her uncomfortable.
  • Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse portrays Barbie and Ken like this. For starters, the first episode begins with Barbie getting ready to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the first time they held hands, even revealing that she made Ken a card after failing to find one at the store.
  • Due to the No Hugging, No Kissing tendency in Noob the relationship between Arthéon and Kary gets depicted this way until the Season 4 finale.
  • Would you believe a pair of boats can be this? SCP-1522 is a pair of Sapient Ships that follow and play with whale pods, 'kiss' by gently nudging into each other, and 'talk' to each other using their foghorns. Word of God is that the foghorn conversation between the two transcribed in the log consists of "I love you" and "I love you too." Unfortunately, it ends tragically.
  • One of Thomas Sanders' Vines is set up around this, ending with him carrying the girl down the hall ballet-style with an "I'm off to class with my lady love!"

    Western Animation 
  • Futurama:
    • A featured couple who ran the candy company Romanticorp.
    • Fry and Lucy Liu-bot from "I Dated a Robot":
      Lucy Liu-bot: You're cute!
      Fry: No, you are!
      Lucy Liu-bot: No, you!
      Fry: No, you!
      Professor Farnsworth: Oh dear! She's stuck in an infinite loop, and he's an idiot! Well, that's love for you.
  • X-Men: Evolution: Once Scott and Jean finally get together, Kurt and Kitty gleefully mock them as being this by going full out daytime-TV.
  • Geoff and Bridgette in Total Drama Action become so annoying that they're the first ones voted off.
    • In the special:
      Josh: Cutie patootie?
      Blaineley: Schmoopie poo?
      Both: Ew!
    • In the Grand Finale of All Stars, Heather and Alejandro of all people become the Unholy Matrimony variation of this trope. It gets to the point that both of the former antagonists are uninterested in helping out Mal, and Chris changes the rules just to make them stop. The creators, however, have stated that Heather and Alejandro are still an Official Couple.
  • Jérémie and Aelita from Code Lyoko can sometimes slip into this. They do have fights or misunderstandings a few times, but it is always resolved by the end of the episode.
  • Subverted in Batman: The Animated Series. Joker and Harley do act this way sometimes, but this just makes their relationship even creepier.
  • Subverted on Jimmy Two-Shoes. Lucius tries acting this way whenever he's around Jez. However, she seems largely uninterested in returning his affection.
  • A both odd and hypocritical version of this appared on Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil with Ronaldo witnessing a kissing "couple."
    Ronaldo: (while talking on the phone) "Oh, just a second, honey..." (yells at kissing couple beside him) "YOU KNOW THERE IS SUCH A THING AS TOO MUCH AFFECTION!" (goes back to his phonecall) "See you soonsies!" The couple in question were of course... Kick and Ronaldo's girlfriend (whom he was talking with on the phone), Kendall.
  • Clover and Blaine have this type of relationship in the final season of Totally Spies!.
  • A variation of this occurs in Beast Wars, where this is only on one side of the relationship, that of Knight in Shining Armor Idiot Hero Silverbolt, while the object of his affections, the Dark Action Girl Femme Fatale Kuudere Blackarachnia, despite returning his affections, is as annoyed by it the same as everyone else.
  • Although not a complete example of this trope, there is one episode of My Life as a Teenage Robot in which Brad is about to be married to an alien who refers to him as "Bradley-Boo." Squick.
  • Professor Utonium and Miss Keane become this in an episode of The Powerpuff Girls. They break up when it turns out that he doesn't like her cat.
  • Big Macintosh and Cheerilee act like this in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "Hearts and Hooves Day", thanks to a love potion provided by the Cutie Mark Crusaders. They spend nearly half the episode staring into each other's eyes and calling each other cutesy pet names like "Schmoopy Doo", and even the Crusaders - who'd hoped for sparks to fly - are visibly disgusted by their constant lovey-dovey talk. This is the point at which they check their work and realise what a horrible mistake they've made.
  • Hugh and Jean in Taz-Mania, at times. Taz and Drew certainly seem to think so.
  • In-universe example in Young Justice with Lagoon Boy and Miss Martian:
    Lagoon Boy: Back to movie night, Angel-fish?
    (cuts to Conner, Mal and Jaime's Ugh-like face)
  • The Legend of Korra: Mako and Asami are this way for a time, although they're not as bad as some of the other couples on this page. Korra is especially disgusted when the two of them Eskimo kiss or wink at each other and blow kisses from across the room.
    Mako: These new uniforms look great!
    Asami: You look great, champ!
    • Episode nine is about when they start moving away from this type of relationship, as they eventually break up and turn into good friends instead.
  • The Adventure Time episode "Dream of Love" had Tree Trunks and Mr. Pig making the citizens of the Candy Kingdom sick with their constant displays of affection.
  • On The Simpsons, Ned and Maude Flanders frequently verge on this territory. At a marriage counseling group-therapy retreat, Ned reveals the sordid truth that "Well, sometimes she highlights passages in my Bible instead of her own!", to which Homer rolls his eyes and says, "It's a good thing you don't keep guns in the house!"
  • Newton and Kimmy sometimes act like this on Sym-Bionic Titan, calling each other names like "muffin cup" and "honey bear."
  • The villains Grim and Hildy Gloom from The 7D often behave this way towards each other when they're alone, on one occasion when the dwarves snuck into their hideout to take back the Spring Chicken Grumpy got so sick of their lovey dovey talk that he told them to knock it off, giving away their hiding place in the process.
  • From Steven Universe, Ruby and Sapphire, though they don't get much of a chance to show it since they're fused as Garnet the vast majority of the time. But when they do, they flirt outrageously (and call each other corny pet names like "Laughy Sapphy") and shower each other in kisses, to the point where Steven blushes and has to look away.
    • Further shown in the episode "Hit the Diamond" where Steven, Garnet, Pearl, Amethyst, and Lapis Lazuli have to play baseball against five Rubies. When Garnet unfuses so that "our" Ruby can pretend to be on the opposing team, Ruby and Sapphire flirt repeatedly, to the point of both teams' annoyance and the ruination of Steven's plans.
  • A few episodes into the 20th season of South Park, of all the possible characters, Cartman and Heidi Turner end up becoming this. It's exactly as strange as it sounds, and the entire student body at their school falls into a stunned silence upon finding out out it.

    Real Life 
  • There's always at least one showmance like this in a theatre production. To everyone involved, it's a distraction.
  • What's really fun is when you're friends with a couple on Facebook, and you're constantly seeing their wall-to-wall posts consisting of "I luv u huny bunz! ^_^" "I luv u2 sweetie :-3"
  • Many, even close to all relationships are like this in the beginning, particularly when two people experience a mutual attraction that has built up for some time and finally been consummated, and especially with young people or anyone who hasn't been in a real relationship for awhile. This can be annoying, particularly if you're single yourself and your go-to single friend and partner in crime has just seemingly found the girl or guy of his or her dreams. Hell, it can be downright lonely and depressing in that situation. If that's you, don't worry, the tables can, and often do, turn in a second. Relationships are fickle.
  • Subverted in the Behind The Music episode about TLC. When Left Eye was dating football player Andre Rison, her bandmates would get annoyed by their sappiness. T-Boz mentioned how they'd always call each other baby: "Hey Baby... Baby... Baby..." and it segued straight to Chilli, interviewed separately, saying the exact same thing. Two years into the relationship Left Eye burned his house downnote  when she thought he was cheating.
  • This installment of Gothic Charm School provides some useful tips for dealing with people like this.
  • Lovebirds are famous for essentially being the Sickeningly Sweethearts of the bird world, to the point that an Urban Legend has it that a lovebird will die of loneliness if kept without a matenote . Needless to say, the urban legend coupled with the adorableness of these birds cuddling and preening each other is often what leads potential lovebird owners to always buy two of them...only for them to be baffled when they realize that the birds refuse to pay any attention to them because they're so wrapped up in each other.

Alternative Title(s): Sickening Sweethearts