''Love, American Style'' (19691974) was a [[GenreAnthology comedy anthology]] show on Creator/{{ABC}} that presented various small skits relating to romance, sex, or people's love lives.

The general format opened with a short (30-second) skit where (usually) a guy would try something and end up becoming the butt of a joke, like trying to make out with a girl and then discover it's a guy, or the woman is willing but her husband is lying asleep in the same bed. (Oh, don't worry about it, he's so drunk he'll never notice.)

There would then be a much longer skit, running anywhere from 10 minutes to the rest of the show. It would be followed by another 30-second short, then if time remained, another longer skit. This format was not always followed; a few episodes were {{Poorly Disguised Pilot}}s that ended up becoming regular series, such as ''Series/HappyDays'' and ''WesternAnimation/WaitTillYourFatherGetsHome''.

!!Tropes featured include:
* AdamWesting: Thirty years before ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Creator/AdamWest plays himself in "Love and the Great Catch".
* AmericanTitle
* AndTheAdventureContinues: Some commercial breaks start with the title heart saying "More Love To Come".
* AnimatedAdaptation: ''Luvcast USA'', produced by Creator/DePatieFrelengEnterprises for ''The ABC Saturday Superstar Movies''.
* AsHerself: Jacqueline Susann in "Love and the Hidden Meaning"
* AsHimself: Creator/AdamWest in "Love and the Great Catch".
* BackToFront: "Love and the Perfect Woman".
* ChristmasEpisode: "Love and the Christmas Punch" has hapless Henry Gibson attempting to deliver flowers at a drunken Christmas party and winding up in his GoofyPrintUnderwear.
* {{Eagleland}}: In a few segments, mainly ones set in The South or California. Also in the title, after all it's not ''Love, [[CanadaEh Canadian]] Style''.
* EskimoLand: How a man (Creator/BillBixby) describes his trip to Alaska, worried about the Eskimo tradition of sharing everything...including wives... in "Love and the Eskimo."
* FramedFaceOpening: Several examples, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrBe09SIENA this set of opening credits]].
* GreasySpoon: Setting for "Love and the Blue Plate Special."
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every skit has a title like "Love and the ______" or "Love in the _____". In TheRemake, there were exceptions.
* JumpingOutOfACake: The extra job in "Love and the Extra Job."
* MurphysBed: "Love and the Vertical Romance", in which a woman tries to cure her husband of his irrational fear of beds.
* PieInTheFace: In the episode with Susan Howard.
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: As called out in the main text. Not quite as obvious as most invocations of this trope; the anthology format meant that the show was already visiting differing and unrelated sets of characters from one episode to the next.
* PrettyInMink: "Love and the Fur Coat" was about a guy trying to get a fur coat for his girlfriend without his wife knowing about it. [[spoiler:His wife gets it instead after a mix up.]]
* PromotedToOpeningCredits: James Hampton (a featured player in the short skits) in one of the last episodes, "Love and the Image Makers".
* PsychicPowers: "Love and the See-Through Mind".
* QuittingToGetMarried: In one sketch a woman who is a professional [[JumpingOutOfACake cake jump-outer]] has a boyfriend who doesn't want her doing that any more, so he proposes. She quits on the spot, mere moments before she's scheduled to jump.
* TheRemake: In 1987 ABC created a short lived ''The New Love American Style''.
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: "Love and the Spendthrift".
* SceneryCensor: Used in the episode "Love and the Bashful Groom" with a wedding held in a nudist colony.
* TitleThemeTune: "Truer than the red, white and blue-hoo-hoo-HOO!"