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* The CandidCameraPrank show ''Surprise Sur Prise'' had the subject watch a news report where the Pope arrived by airplane and kissed the ground, but the Pope was stuck because a terrorist put a few drops of crazy glue in the exact spots to keep him in place. At least they had a drill on hand to get him mobile.


* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Marge on the Lam]]'', Chief Wiggum's idiotic driving sends the car he's driving over a cliff... and into a colossal mound of garbage. Homer, who was riding shotgun, kisses the garbage, thankful for the save, and is repulsed at the taste... until the last kiss tastes like pizza.

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* After a charity basketball game in 1994 in Chicago Stadium - the last game ever played there before its closure Michael Jordan kneeled down and kissed the Bulls logo at center court.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' episode "The Trojan Dragon", Simon has issues piloting the eponymous wooden dragon, and his claustrophobia didn't help either. After landing it in a deep river and getting it out, he runs outside of it and kisses the ground.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "Apocalypse...What, Now?", the Ghostbusters arrive at an airport in Greece with a Christian monk. The monk kisses the ground of his homeland after they get off the plane. Soon, Winston kisses the ground as well, not because he's Greek, but because he has a fear of flying and is glad he survived. Once they witness part of the cheap airplane they were just flying on break off, Peter joins them both in kissing the ground.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "Apocalypse... What, Now?", the Ghostbusters arrive at an airport in Greece with a Christian monk. The monk kisses the ground of his homeland after they get off the plane. Soon, Winston kisses the ground as well, not because he's Greek, but because he has a fear of flying and is glad he survived. Once they witness part of the cheap airplane they were just flying on break off, Peter joins them both in kissing the ground.


* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Pikachu does this after he, Ash, Pidgeotto and Butterfree land safely after [[NoEscapeButDown barely escaping from Hunter J's airship.]]

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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Pikachu does this after he, Ash, Pidgeotto Pidgeotto, and Butterfree land safely after [[NoEscapeButDown barely escaping from Hunter J's airship.]]



* The debut episode of ''Series/GilligansIsland'' has Gilligan first bemoaning that he and the others are stranded on an island then being grateful for being on land in the first place. He kisses the beach and spits out sand.
* ''Series/ItsAboutTime'': In "Twentieth Century Here We Come" upon landing back in the twentieth century, Hector remarks to Mac that they ought to kiss the ground, the astronauts being grateful for being back in their own time. Unfortunately, LiteralMinded cave-people Gronk, Shad, Mlor and Breer believe this is actually a ceremony one practices on the astronaut's "side of the hill." They kiss the ground.

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* The debut episode of ''Series/GilligansIsland'' has Gilligan first bemoaning that he and the others are stranded on an island then than being grateful for being on land in the first place. He kisses the beach and spits out sand.
* ''Series/ItsAboutTime'': In "Twentieth Century Here We Come" upon landing back in the twentieth century, Hector remarks to Mac that they ought to kiss the ground, the astronauts being grateful for being back in their own time. Unfortunately, LiteralMinded cave-people Gronk, Shad, Mlor Mlor, and Breer believe this is actually a ceremony one practices on the astronaut's "side of the hill." They kiss the ground.



* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': In "A Drain on the Economy", Scrooge kisses ''a sewer grate'' after being informed by Huey, Dewey and Louie that his missing money is in the storm sewer beneath. Scrooge quickly starts spitting when he realizes what he had done.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': In "A Drain on the Economy", Scrooge kisses ''a sewer grate'' after being informed by Huey, Dewey Dewey, and Louie that his missing money is in the storm sewer beneath. Scrooge quickly starts spitting when he realizes what he had done.



** It happens again in "Princess Twilight Sparkle", after Spike survives riding on Twilight's back. Twilight isn't used to her new wings, and Spike ends up smashing into a window.

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** It happens again in "Princess Twilight Sparkle", Sparkle" after Spike survives riding on Twilight's back. Twilight isn't used to her new wings, and Spike ends up smashing into a window.



** In "School Raze Part 1", after being saved from a long fall by Gallus and Ocellus, Yona slumps down and kiss the earth, glad to be on safer ground than a cloud.

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** In "School Raze Part 1", after being saved from a long fall by Gallus and Ocellus, Yona slumps down and kiss kisses the earth, glad to be on safer ground than a cloud.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'': In "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too", Tigger kisses the snow after being rescued from a tree.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/WinnieThePooh2011'' short "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too", Tigger kisses the snow after being rescued from a tree.


* Creator/IsaacAsimov's "{{Literature/Escape}}": Michael Donovan's first action, after returning to Earth from an interstellar trip orchestrated by a half-mad AI, is to kiss the runway of their landing.
-->And then, slowly and purposefully, the one with red hair knelt down and planted upon the concrete of the runway a firm, loud kiss.

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"{{Literature/Escape}}": Michael Donovan's first action, after returning to Earth from an interstellar trip orchestrated by a half-mad AI, is to kiss the runway of their landing.
-->And --->And then, slowly and purposefully, the one with red hair knelt down and planted upon the concrete of the runway a firm, loud kiss.kiss.
** ''Literature/TheRestOfTheRobots'': In the preamble to "{{Literature/Lenny}}", Dr Asimov describes how he hates vacations. When he returned home, he kissed the walls of his attic, where he works, to celebrate his escape from "vacation".


* In the Disney/WinnieThePooh short "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too", Tigger kisses the snow after being rescued from a tree.

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* In the Disney/WinnieThePooh ''WesternAnimation/WinnieThePooh2011'' short "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too", Tigger kisses the snow after being rescued from a tree.


* The villain of ''Animation/HappyHeroes'', Big M., crash-lands himself and his assistant Little M. on Planet Xing at the beginning of the series and [[YouCantGoHomeAgain can't get back to his home planet of Planet Gray]] for the first three seasons. In the first episode of Season 4, he follows the Supermen onto a train [[CasualInterplanetaryTravel from Planet Xing to Planet Gray]] and kisses the ground once he arrives at the train's destination.

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* The villain of ''Animation/HappyHeroes'', Big M., crash-lands himself and his assistant Little M. on Planet Xing at the beginning of the series and [[YouCantGoHomeAgain can't get back to his home planet of Planet Gray]] for the first three seasons. In the first episode of Season 4, he follows the Supermen onto a train [[CasualInterplanetaryTravel headed from Planet Xing to Planet Gray]] and kisses the ground once he arrives at the train's destination.

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* The villain of ''Animation/HappyHeroes'', Big M., crash-lands himself and his assistant Little M. on Planet Xing at the beginning of the series and [[YouCantGoHomeAgain can't get back to his home planet of Planet Gray]] for the first three seasons. In the first episode of Season 4, he follows the Supermen onto a train [[CasualInterplanetaryTravel from Planet Xing to Planet Gray]] and kisses the ground once he arrives at the train's destination.
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* In one of the ''Literature/IRobot'' stories, Powell and Donovan do that after an interstellar travel a half mad AI sent them on.

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* In one of the ''Literature/IRobot'' stories, Powell and Donovan do that Creator/IsaacAsimov's "{{Literature/Escape}}": Michael Donovan's first action, after returning to Earth from an interstellar travel trip orchestrated by a half mad AI sent them on.half-mad AI, is to kiss the runway of their landing.
-->And then, slowly and purposefully, the one with red hair knelt down and planted upon the concrete of the runway a firm, loud kiss.



* In the pilot episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', Rembrandt kisses the ground when he thinks they've made it back to their home dimension from a world of ice and tornadoes. Unfortunately, of course, he is wrong.

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* In the pilot episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', episode "[[Recap/SlidersS01E01E02Pilot Pilot]]": Unintentional inter-dimensional traveller Rembrandt kisses the ground when he thinks they've made it back to their home dimension from a world of ice and tornadoes. Unfortunately, of course, he is wrong.


* Sean from ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' does this sometimes, whenever the gang gets back from space.

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* Sean from ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' does this sometimes, whenever the gang gets back from space. For example, in ''[[Recap/ReadyJetGoOneSmallStep One Small Step]]'', Sean kisses the ground towards the end of the movie, then spits out sand.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Anachronox}}'', the first thing Boots does after being adrift in space for days is kissing the floor of the hangar his team's shuttle landed in.
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