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[[caption-width-right:330:For {{official couple}}s, proposals work just as well.]]

A trailer hook that exploits {{Shipping}} for all its worth, used mostly in children's shows. This is a much more merciful way to attract attention than TonightSomeoneDies, though it usually falls victim to one of two problems with trailers:

* Unlike the other trope, where the "someone" can be kept a secret, the couple that kisses here is almost always announced, [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil ruining the effect come air time]]. The reasoning seems to be: Who's going to watch it unless you show it to them?
* While an impending death promises a drastic change in the status quo, the impending kiss could turn out to be [[AccidentalKiss accidental]], be AllJustADream, be an attempt to [[FakeOutMakeOut distract their enemies]], happen while the participants are both [[KissingUnderTheInfluence drunk]], or otherwise be still worth nothing [[ResetButton at the end of the episode]].

Hey, AintNoRule that says you can't [[ShipTease tease the shippers]] who haven't learned they should NeverTrustATrailer.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* An episode of the ''[[Videogame/PokemonXAndY XY]]'' saga of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime invoked this trope with its Japanese title: "Ash and Serena's First Date!? The Vow Tree and the Present", along with the leak that Ash and Serena were going shopping ''[[NotADate without Clemont and Bonnie]].'' The dub title, "Under The Pledging Tree" was more indicative of the episode's actual nature as a UsefulNotes/{{Christmas|InJapan}}-[[YouMeanXmas Surrogate]],[[note]]Despite the fact that it aired in Japan a month after the Civil New Year and two weeks before the Chinese one,[[/note]] with the shopping trip being for presents for their Pokémon. [[spoiler:Although there was one legitimate tease regarding an item Ash picked up along the way...]]
* The trailer for the ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' OVA has a shot where it looks like Kobayashi and Tohru are about to kiss. [[spoiler:In reality, Kobayashi was telling Tohru to come closer so she could give a drunken rant about her maid outfit]]. Of course, anyone who had read the relevant chapter of the manga (chapter 10 for those interested) would know the outcome ahead of time.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/OurMissBrooks'', the cinematic finale of the long-running series of the same, features Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton finally getting together. The trailers took appropriate advantage.
* Trailers for the 2009 reboot of ''Film/StarTrek'' seemed to imply a steamy, passionate sex scene between Kirk and Uhura; however, all it ended up being was an Academy hook-up between Kirk and an Orion girl, which [[CasanovaWannabe Kirk didn't even get to consummate]].
* A trailer for ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' showed Robin and Poison Ivy leaning in for a kiss while Bruce warned Dick that Ivy was trying to kill him. Many fans are aware of Ivy's signature KissOfDeath ability and she does use this ability many times in the film. [[spoiler:The kiss between her and Robin does happen, but Robin survives thanks to wearing a rubber lip to protect himself from Ivy's poison.]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Fans of ''Series/TheAvengers'' who love the palpable WillTheyOrWontThey tension between Steed and Peel probably are all too thrilled when they pull out their DVD of the episode "Who's Who?" for the first time and see an image of their favorite couple engaged in not just one of Emma's playful pecks, but a full-on sexy makeout session. Trick is "Who's Who" is a '''body swap episode'''. Emma and Steed have their minds in the bodies of the villains and are tied up in a warehouse somewhere, while the villains are the ones in Steed's flat, in Steed and Peel's bodies, getting comfy and kissing while they live it up and continue with their evil plot. Of course, since it's just the [[ActingForTwo same sets of actors switching roles]], that's STILL Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg full-on frenching each other, so do with that what you will. And we'll remind you this is while they are playing villains, and EvilIsSexy.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'':
** The tease for the Christmas episode revealed that Booth and Brennan may kiss (with the camera slow motioning them closer together) which would have ruined the long-awaited moment, but it did NOT explain the ''conditions'' of the kiss in which [[spoiler:Booth and Brennan were coerced into doing it under the mistletoe by someone else. Though after that nudge they did stay lip-locked for a fair bit longer than the mistletoe dictated]].
** Another trailer showed the two actors naked in bed but the situation turned out to be part of a novel written by Dr. Brennan/Booth's hallucination while in a coma.
** A trailer for the hundredth episode in Australia showed [[spoiler:both kisses from the episode, one of which was a flashback, the other in which Brennan cuts it off but of course they didn't show this. In the US, they just showed them leaning in.]]
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' had a pic of the kiss from "Knockdown" doing rounds in every media 7 weeks before the airing.
* A ''Series/{{CSI}}'' promo teased fans of Grissom and Sara by calling them by their fandom name, calling it "The moment GSR fans have been waiting for".
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has done this in its season trailers for (new) seasons two through ''six'', with a different companion each time. It's a good lesson in why you should NeverTrustATrailer. Rose was possessed, the Doctor snogged Martha as part of a plan to distract the Judoon, Donna was giving his system a "shock", and Amy was trying to have GladToBeAliveSex which he was emphatically uninterested in. River was the only trailer-kiss that turned out to be completely genuine.
* The very last scene of the very last episode of ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' shows Luke and Lorelei kissing, which would have been the touching resolution to the suspenseful season-long WillTheyOrWontThey arc. [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Except that they'd been showing it in the previews for weeks.]]
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'':
** The show did this for Season 2 episode "Blame It On The Alcohol". It ended up being between Blaine, who is gay, and Rachel while they were very drunk. Blaine spent the episode questioning his sexuality, but in the end he was gay all along.
** Surprisingly, they did ''not'' do it for the famous [[spoiler:Kurt/Blaine]] kiss in "Original Song," which undoubtedly contributed to the maniacal excitement that followed.
** The Season 4 episode "I Do" teased fans with hookups between popular broken-up couples Finn and Rachel and Kurt and Blaine (the latter of which actually got a couple kisses in the episode), as well as between Santana (an out lesbian) and her best friend Quinn (who is straight, but has a very large gay following).
* The season two finale of ''Series/TheGoodWife'' featured a long-awaited hookup between [[spoiler:Alicia and Will]]. Would've been a delightful surprise -- except that the trailer for the episode had already spoiled the ElevatorGoingDown.
* Twisted horribly, like most tropes, in ''Series/{{Hannibal}}''. The trailer for "Futamono" showed [[spoiler:Alana]] in bed with [[spoiler:Hannibal Lecter, who is [[VillainWithGoodPublicity still believed innocent by almost all of the characters]],]] triggering a fandom-wide case of BileFascination.
* ''Series/{{House}}'' had one of these trailers during Season 5. [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/71282/house-for-huddy-fans#s-p1-st-i1 Clip here.]] [[spoiler:It was, indeed, [[AllJustADream All Just A Hallucination]].]]
* ''Series/ICarly'': Trailers teased a potential kiss between Sam and Freddie for the episode "iTwins". "iSaved Your Life" didn't bother teasing a ''potential'' Carly/Freddie, and showing them actually kissing. Also done that way with Griffin and Carly for "iDate a Bad Boy". Melanie and Freddie in "iTwins" showed their kiss, but teased the idea that Melanie was fake and didn't exist and that Freddie was actually kissing Sam.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': A strange sort of anti-ShipTease, as it showed Elliot kissing [[DieForOurShip someone else besides Olivia]], but the relationship never went anywhere.
* Previews for ''Series/{{Lost}}'''s fourth season finale showed Sawyer and Kate about to kiss, and the writers promised a major kiss. However, [[spoiler:the Sawyer/Kate kiss was only one of two; the major kiss turned out to be Desmond and Penny.]]
* ''Series/MakeItOrBreakIt'' had this with a couple of episodes in its second season, notably the episode "Rock Bottom" where [[spoiler:Payson, at the peak of her crush, kisses her coach Sasha.]]
* The GrandFinale of ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': As if no one could see the LastMinuteHookUp coming from two seasons away.
* Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} advertised "Kisses and Misses Night" one Valentine's Day, a stream of new episodes of various shows, ''all'' of which fitted this trope.
* Promo materials (including the trailer and a still photo) for a Season 3 ''Series/OnceUponATime'' episode play this trope for all it's worth, highlighting a kiss between [[spoiler:Hook and Emma]], much to the delight of the pairing's fanbase.
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'':
** In every promo for Naomi's episode in series three, the scene of Cook and Naomi making out was played up as though they were going to have sex. Needless to say, they didn't--but Naomi and ''Emily'' did end up having sex.
** And then there's the aftermath of Emily's S4 episode, which left Naomi and Emily's relationship in [[YourCheatingHeart serious trouble]]; the preview for the next episode, Cook's, showed Naomi and Cook making out again. [[spoiler:It was an entirely platonic between friends thing and was immediately followed by a ShipSinking.]]
* The teaser for the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Grace". The kiss turns out to be an IndulgentFantasySegue ''within'' a hallucination.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'':
** The promos for "Triangle" played up a Mulder/Scully kiss, though in reality, the kiss was between Mulder and a hallucinated past version of Scully, not Scully herself. When Mulder and Scully ''do'' kiss for the first time, in "Millennium", the kiss is never mentioned in the promos at all.
** Trailers for [[Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture the first film]] tease the audience with a shot implying that Mulder and Scully kiss, though in the movie, they get interrupted just before lips touch.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' loves this:
** Sokka and Yue in the penultimate episode of Season 1
** [[OfficialCouple Aang and Katara]] in the Season 2 LockedInARoom episode
** [[{{Minionshipping}} Zuko and Mai]] in the official preview for Season 3
** [[BetaCouple Sokka and Suki]] in the trailer for "The Boiling Rock"
** The series' GrandFinale trailer shows the staff are still up to their [[ShipSinking old tricks]] and that, unsurprisingly, the shippers still haven't learned [[NeverTrustATrailer their lesson]].
** And the PR department strikes with no mercy for ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' by doing this with [[spoiler:Korra and Mako.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', the exact same thing can be said for Danny and Sam.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' "[[TwoPartTrilogy Wishology]]" trilogy promos featured Trixie, in a wedding dress, about to kiss Timmy. Naturally, this sent two reactions through the fanbase: one hoping it was AllJustADream, and the other hoping for a RelationshipUpgrade. As it turns out, said scene was a dream, but by then they had kissed for real the previous night.
* The SchoolPlay episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold!'': At least they were honest about the circumstances.
* The so-called "final episode" (not) of ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', where June kisses Henry. To the shippers' dismay, it never aired on Nicktoons.
* The [[PostScriptSeason original]] GrandFinale [[TheMovie movie]] of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', ''[[WesternAnimation/KimPossibleMovieSoTheDrama So the Drama]]'', had a LastMinuteHookup between Kim and Ron. It would have been more poignant had Creator/DisneyChannel not been advertising the seconds leading up to the kiss for several weeks at that point.
* Parodied on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in which Bart laments missing the episode of Itchy & Scratchy where "they finally kiss."
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama World Tour]]'' pretty much revealed every kiss in the season in one of the first previews. One significant one is the reveal of a Gwuncan kiss.