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->''"If they share a strand of that spaghetti, I'm so gonna hurl."''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''

A parody of a scene from [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's animated film]] ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', where the titular characters shared a plate of spaghetti. The two canine lovers, distracted by a romantic serenade, ended up chewing opposite ends of the same noodle and accidentally nibbled their way into a kiss. Sometimes a parody of the next beat (Tramp nudging the last meatball over to Lady with his nose) is also included.

The contact of mouths caused by chewing the same food item is what makes this trope, so the edible item can be almost anything. Hotdogs, waffles, noodles, as well as other types of long pasta like fettuccine and linguine will do, as long as two lovers can nibble on the same item from opposite ends. Works originating from Japan usually invoke the trope by using Pocky sticks, a special kind of stick biscuit dipped in either chocolate or strawberry flavor, and of course, Japanese noodles (ramen, soba and such).

See also SweetheartSipping, if it is a drink that is shared by the lovers, or DateCrepe, for a different kind of date meal.


* Referenced but not actually done in ''WesternAnimation/TeachersPet''. Leonard tries to pay a restaurateur to serve his dog Spot and his girlfriend spaghetti out back so they can reenact the scene. [[RealityEnsues The restaurateur replies that he would lose his license if he did that and, furthermore, "Dogs do not have lips!"]]
* Disney even incorporated a redux of this scene into ''Disney/{{Lady and the Tramp}}'s'' own direct-to-video sequel. It actually includes the meatball bit but not the iconic spaghetti-strand kiss. Instead, Scamp licks some spaghetti sauce off of Angel's face.
* Timon and Pumbaa [[HoYay accidentally kiss each other]] while eating a worm in a scene from ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf''. They weren't happy about that.
* Disney included ''another'' parody of it in ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'', with vaguely-canine-y-people Max Goof and his girlfriend, Roxanne.
** In fact, the spaghetti scene was referenced and parodied several times on ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' by Lady and the Tramp themselves -- if the two showed up at all in an episode, it was only to eat spaghetti and usually get interrupted while trying to do the Spaghetti Kiss.
* Several years prior to that one, Disney did it ''again'' in the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode where Scrooge gets amnesia; in his case, it happens when he and Fenton's mom go out for pizza.
* Yet ''another'' Disney parody in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' where Mikey becomes friends with the school bully Kurst 'the Worst'. Once it's clear that they're sharing the same strand, Kurst belches and her end falls from her mouth, leaving Mikey to finish it.
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove 2: Kronk's New Groove'' had a scene like this between Kronk and Ms. Birdwell. It was practically a shot-for-shot remake until [[spoiler: Kronk tried to roll a millipede to Ms. Birdwell, and it tried to suck his face.]]
* Disney also did a parody of it in the made-for-TV remake of ''The Shaggy Dog'', with the [[InvoluntaryTransformation guy (in the sheepdog body)]], wondering why his sharing a plate of spaghetti with another dog seemed so familiar.
* This is almost done in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Phineas and Ferb}}'' Special ''Summer Belongs to You''...with [[HoYay Buford and Baljeet]]. It only earns a shocked expression from the two and the plate of spaghetti being thrown onto Baljeet's head.
* In '102 Dalmatians', when Kevin and Chloe go out on a date, we cut between their dogs at home, watching this scene in 'Lady and the Tramp', and them on their date, sharing spaghetti the same way.
* A season 4 episode of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has a pair of extras doing this in the EstablishingShot of the restaurant where Killian/Hook takes Emma on a date.

[[folder: Advertising]]
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajO-uacZ1Ro this]] Barilla pasta commercial, a couple first fails at this (spaghetti breaks) before succeeding (by using Barilla spaghetti of course.)

[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/AoiHouse'' covered this one, too, with hamster Echiboo and pig Luna-P. ''Aoi House'' covers a lot of parody tropes.
* This happens between Saga and Sugar in the opening titles of ''Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar''.
* Yomi and Kagura end up sharing a pocky this way in ''Anime/GaReiZero''.
* ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'' has this in episode 7.
* Starts to happen between Keita and Riko in ''KissXSis''. [[http://www.mangareader.net/464-28709-20/kissxsis/chapter-15.html Ako puts a stop to that fairly quickly.]]
* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] (with yakisoba) by the titular character of ''Manga/MyWifeIsAHighSchoolGirl'' to seduce her husband.
* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode "A Fork In The Road! A Parting Of The Ways!" includes a shot of two Wobbuffets (one of them Jessie's) interacting in this manner.

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'' refers to it as [[http://www.qwantz.com/archive/000530.html "third base"]].
* Korean comic ''Asaekkiga'' turns this trope into a [[http://tng.canjo.net/asaekkiga/noodles.jpg terrifying game of chicken.]]
* Also done by two dogs near the end of the ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}'' album ''"Tobias Snuffel"''.
* An ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' story about the very first kiss between a male and a female had prehistoric versions of Archie and Betty lock lips while eating the same date palm. (Narrator Dilton also cites this event as the reason couples go out on "dates".)

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Parodied with slugs in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in the 2006 film ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'': To make it even sillier, Charlie Sheen also does the meatball bit... yes, ''with his nose''.
* Garth and his GF in ''[[WaynesWorld Wayne's World II]]'', with a liquorice wheel.
* ''Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'' has this almost happening between Crocker and Magnate.
-->'''Crocker:''' I didn't plan this.
* Film/DerWixxer parodies this: in a flashback, Inspector Even Longer almost spaghetti-kisses [[HoYay Inspector Rather Short]].
* The two [=MUTO=]s from ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', with a ''nuke''!

[[folder: Live Action Television]]
* ''Series/FullHouse'': {{Lampshaded}} because Joey's doing it with his date, and he freely admits he's imitating the scene because he thinks it's romantic.
* In a first season episode of ''GilmoreGirls'', Rory brings a meatball home from a date with Dean after Lorelai starts babbling to her about the spaghetti kiss.
* Hal and Lois of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' do this with kielbasa during an eating contest.
* In the ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' episode "Wizards vs. Werewolves", Alex and Mason attempt to do this with a sub sandwich, since Alex thought it would be romantic. When Mason points out how gross it is, they decide to skip straight to the kiss, before being [[AlmostKiss rudely interrupted when Harper alerts Theresa]].
* Appeared once or twice in ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', whenever a game of Helping Hands involved spaghetti as a prop.
* Brittany from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' practices this when she thinks she'll be going to a restaurant with Artie (although she truly wants to go with Santana). Leads to a TearJerker when she pushes the meatball with her nose to... no one, because Artie dumps her and Santana is mad at her.
* In the ''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll'' episode where Sam develops a crush on Clarissa, she has an ImagineSpot featuring this.
* Michael and his then-boyfriend David had one in season 1 of Series/QueerAsFolk.

* In the music video for AvrilLavigne's ''Girlfriend'', Avril's love interest and his girlfriend attempt to do this with... something. Subverted as Avril's character interrupts them before they manage to kiss.

* Done with a twist in ''[[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2000/kk0313.html Kevin and Kell]]''.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' mentions that Marten's parents met [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2386 by snorting opposite ends of a line of cocaine, and meeting in the middle]].
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'', when [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/08/29/0303-eating/ Woo and Lily share an earthworm, but Lily sucks it out of Woo's mouth before they kiss]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* It was done on the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYxO3Y-wOrM Tequila Taco Night]] episode of ''WebVideo/EpicMealTime'', where two girls share a strip of... Uh... Something.
* One fanvid for "I Kissed a Girl and I Liked it" shows a Japanese girl trying to do this to her boyfriend. [[SubvertedTrope He just slurps the licorice they were sharing instead of eating to the middle like she did.]]
* [[http://www.shoeboxblog.com/?p=32987 This blog's cartoon]] tries some more species-appropriate versions-- including two sharks working on a hapless swimmer.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' parodied it numerous times:
** Santa's Little Helper and his unnamed girlfriend do it...then start growling and fighting over the spaghetti.
** Mr. Burns does it with his girlfriend, but it's revealed that Homer, hiding nearby, is the one slurping Burns' spaghetti for him.
** And again, with Homer and Marge as dogs... Until Homer sucks Marge into his mouth instead of kissing her.
** In a Season 5 episode, it was done with a chili dog instead of spaghetti.
* ''RugratsInParis'' has Spike and Fifi the poodle doing this with overly gooey pizza cheese taking the place of spaghetti. They then get stuck and growl at each other.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Brian, in the midst of a "civil rights for dogs" tear, walks in on this scene and chews out both participants for "acting the way ''they'' want you to".
** In a later episode, Quagmire is out on an actually romantic date. He ends up pushing the last meatball with his nose.
** One taken directly from L&TT, but with Michael Vick added.
* Occurs in the ChristmasSpecial ''Christopher The Christmas Tree'', with a skunk and a squirrel eating opposite ends of a string of popcorn. The skunk goes in for another kiss, but the squirrel jumps out of the way just in time.
* [[JerkAss Steele]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'' tries to invoke this with Jenna using a string of sausages, only to be craftily rebuffed.
--> '''Steele''': You start on one end, I'll start on the other. When we get to the middle, well...*
* Parodied in the ''HappyTreeFriends'' Halloween short "Remains To Be Seen" with [[OfficialCouple Cuddles and Giggles]]. The twist is that they're both zombies, and they're slurping ''[[RefugeInAudacity a brain]]''.
* Done to a point in ''[[WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness]]'', as a snow leopard tries to get Po to fall for her to get an invite to rob the Jade Palace. [[spoiler:He doesn't notice and ends up with her whole head in his mouth.]]
* ScoobyDoo and Shaggy do this at the end of the ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' episode "Pompeii And Circumstance." [[{{Kissgusting}} They are repulsed by the result.]]
** They do it again in the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' episode "The Devouring" while sharing a submarine sandwich. They don't look at all disgusted this time, instead acting coy.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' where Captain Hero falls in love with Clara's mentally challenged cousin, Bleh, and goes on a date with her. When Captain Hero and Bleh are at the carnival, she drools on their spaghetti and Captain Hero unwittingly grabs the saliva strand with his fork and [[NauseaFuel slurps it like a noodle]] until he reaches her lips and they kiss.
* Salmon-Leela and Salmon-Fry share such a kiss in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' [[{{AlternateRealityEpisode}} Naturama]] where the strand of spaghetti is a marine worm instead.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Happens with Little Finn and Little Flame Princess when Finn gives them a cookie to share in "All the Little People".
* A ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode has Arnold have an ImagineSpot of him and Lila at the Cheese Festival doing this with a piece of string cheese.