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"How do you accidentally kiss someone? Did she slip on a rug, and your lips broke her fall?"
Topanga Lawrence, Boy Meets World

Nothing can be simultaneously more embarrassing and more exciting than the Accidental Kiss, especially if it's also a First Kiss or Sacred First Kiss. Tends to occur in three forms:

  1. In a fit of celebration, someone high on excitement unleashes their passion by grabbing and kissing the nearest set of lips before they realize what they're doing. Unplanned Smooch of Victory.
  2. After a Crash-Into Hello or something resembling, the colliders' lips always have a strange tendency to connect. Rarely, if ever, are the painful implications of teeth colliding against teeth at high speeds addressed.
  3. Then there are the foreigners (including aliens) who kiss someone without realizing what it means in the other participant's culture/planet.

This trope actually occurs in Real Life, only not to the same extent as it is shown in fiction. Can turn into a Gay Moment. Compare and contrast Platonic Kissing, which is on purpose but doesn't have any romantic intent. Compare Clingy Sleepers.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Amagami SS; In Kaoru's route, while engaging in some Romantic Ribbing with Juniichi on the school roof, Kaoru pulls him into an embrace. His struggles to free himself lead to lip contact, which startles both of them.
  • Happens at least Once per Episode in the three part OVA Amuri in Star Ocean. In Episode 1 this is how Amuri first meets both Perrier and Suzu. In Episode 2 it happens between Amuri and a faceless robot doll (with no lips). In Episode 3 it happens with Suzu and Perrier.
  • Chimidoro Ice Cream: The love story between Hinata and Shion begins when a zombie-fied Shion falls on top of Hinata and they accidentally lock lips, which makes Shion's heart start beating again and bring her back to (half-)life.
  • In one episode of Digimon Tamers, Rika kicks Kazu to wake him up. Kenta falls onto Kazu, accidentally kissing him the process. This scene was cut from the dub.
  • In Dog Days, a minor cat goddess often uses her People Puppets ability to make people crash into each other to knock them out. When she tries it on Cinque and Eclair, the two accidentally lock lips.
  • In the "alternate retelling" Dragon Ball movie Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Bulma and Yamcha fall on top of each other and score an accidental kiss.
  • In Dragon Half, Mink gets an accidental kiss from Idol Singer and Dragon Slayer, Dick Saucer (make of his name what you will) when she is thrown through a wall by a golem.
  • In Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA, Illya has a dream about Shirou and kisses him. Then it turned out Miyu was about to wake her up, and Illya smooched her. Both girls are extremely embarrassed.
  • FLCL:
    • In episode five, Naota accidentally kisses Haruko when a horn grows out of the back of his head, pushing his lips to hers.
    • In an earlier episode, Naota is sent flying by Haruko into Ninamori. As he is flying, the scene is slo-mo, with Love Bubbles and Bullet Time. Just before they lock lips, the art shifts, and Naota headbuts Ninamori and is knocked out.
  • In the manga based on the Galaxy Angel gameverse, Ranpha falls on Tact and accidentally kisses him; Milfeulle, of course, witnesses the whole thing and is too shaken up to fight the next battle.
  • In the Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics rendition of "Snow White and Rose Red", the Bear and Snow White are playing with an apple and trying to "balance" it between her nose and his snout. The apple falls and they kinda kiss by accident, with both of them laughing and blushing.
  • Hanaukyō Maid Team La Verite episode 12. After Ryuuka makes another proposal of marriage to Taro, she trips and falls on top of him, kissing him in the process.
  • A completely innocent and adorable kiss occurs in one of the omakes in the second volume of Karneval. Nai looks through one of the maintenance tunnels used by the sheep just as one is coming out. The result is that the two bump lips, complete with a "Chu!" SFX and the words "First Kiss?" in the background.
  • Kimagure Orange Road: In chapter 3 of the manga, Kyousuke accidentally kisses his male friend Komatsu while daydreaming about Madoka, the girl he likes. Neither boy is pleased. A few seconds later, while running to a water fountain to rinse out his mouth, Kyousuke bumps into Hikaru, a girl who's been admiring him from afar, resulting in a second accidental kiss when he falls on top of her.
  • In episode 1 of Lady Jewelpet Momona trips on Ruby's magical floating ball and lands on Cayenne, kissing him. Much embarrassment and angst ensues, as that was a Sacred First Kiss for Momona, and she's not even sure it really happened (conveniently, the scene only shows the characters' eyes with the kiss taking place just off-screen).
  • In Lovely★Complex, Koizumi gets her Sacred First Kiss when Otani passes out from his fever, falling forward on her lips in the process.
  • MÄR:
    • Ginta and Snow get their first kiss mixed with Crash-Into Hello when Ginta throws a fire ARM to melt the ice she's encased herself in. Her fall is broken by his lips, and they both run to others in the group to confirm that they did actually kiss. Ginta later gets told off by her guardian for 'stealing' the Princess's lips.
    • Later , even after she successfully averts kissing his lips a second time (anime dream episode only), when she gets freed from the trap she's in, the above sequence is followed again, although this time it's less of an issue, since it's no longer their first time, and they're reasonably past the stage of 'I don't even know/like him/her'.
  • Naruto:
    • In the third chapter of Naruto, just as the page image implies, Naruto accidentally kisses Sasuke when a classmate bumps Naruto into him while they were staring each other down. In the anime, the actual kiss was cut from the initial Toonami broadcast version (the [adult swim] broadcast kept it, as it was the uncut version). Oddly, it did show up later as part of the screen shots shown after his apparent demise during the Wave Country Arc. It also reappeared in screenshots during the show's fifth opening which ran for 24 episodes.
    • They also accidentally kiss a second time in Naruto Shippuden 194 before falling into a waterfall. Cue heart-shaped splash.
    • In Naruto Shippuden 191, Kakashi is a victim of this with Hanare.
    • In Shippu Konoha Gakuen Den, Sasuke and Naruto have another accidental kiss as a counterpart to their first one,
    • Subverted in Boruto as a Call-Back when Naruto's son and Sasuke's daughter get bumped into each other. However, Sarada has quick reflexes and thus Boruto kissed the bottom of her foot instead of her mouth.
  • The Negima! Magister Negi Magi manga has a beautiful example of type two in chapter 37, when Yue trips Nodoka straight onto Negi's lips. (They'd been set up for the magical kiss-induced power-up, of course).
  • Happens between Yuuto and Himari on Omamori Himari. Interestingly, Yuuto was already about to willing kiss Himari on the cheek (At her request), but at the last moment Himari panicked and tried to retract her request, and turned to Yuuto (Who had his eyes closed) just as his lips were close enough.
  • Johnny and Yosaku share an explicitly implied off-panel Accidental Kiss in One Piece episode 23 while climbing around on Luffy's ship, to the disgust of both.
  • Ouran High School Host Club:
    • One early chapter of the manga sets this up between Haruhi and Miyako at the Christmas Ball. Miyako, having won the club's gambling event, is to be awarded a kiss by Tamaki, but in a surprise Twist Ending, Kyouya announces that the honor would go to Haruhi instead. She goes to kiss Miyako on the cheek, but Tamaki rushes in, slips on a Banana Peel, and pushes Haruhi onto the other girl's lips. The club's female clientele goes crazy, and Kyouya sits back to himself thinking, "Nice..."
    • The same scenario plays out at the end of episode two of the anime, after Haruhi helps one of Kanako's male suitors to admit that he loves her. He lets her go ahead with it, thinking it'll be a simple peck on the cheek, symbolizing the end of her hopping from favorite host to favorite host. Nope.
    • At the end of chapter 72, we finally get one of these between Haruhi and Tamaki. The chapter after that lampshades the unlikelihood of accidental kisses occurring like crazy, with pointed references to shoujo manga.
  • Pastel: Mugi has to draw a penalty dare from a box while playing a beach-ball game with the three main girls of the series. He draws "kiss the person to your left on the lips." He closes his eyes and psychs himself up to kiss Manami, but his horndog male friend, the Chivalrous Pervert Kazuki, chooses that moment to enter the scene in precisely that place. Mugi is mortified about Kazuki stealing his first kiss, and Kazuki tells Mugi it "serves him right" for playing a kissing game without letting Kazuki in on the fun.
  • A mishap with a playground slide in Penguin Revolution causes Yukari to collide with Ryo and results in an accidental Sacred First Kiss.
  • This happens in Psychic Squad when Chisato accidentally falls down the stairs and crashes onto Masaro. Of course, since they are too shy to admit publicly that they are anything more than Just Friends, they strongly deny that this should be counted as their First Kiss.
  • In Rakugo Tennyo Oyui, after Miyabi and Yui celebrate their recent victory, Miyabi trips and ends up with her lips on Yui's. It was the First Kiss for both of them, and neither of them are happy about it.
  • In Ranma ½, Ranma is in the trance of the Cat-Fist, which makes him think he's a cat. After landing on Akane's lap, he purrs at her and affectionately rubs his nose against hers —resulting in an Accidental Kiss when their lips match up. He remembers nothing of it afterwards (nor of any other time he becomes a cat) but Akane is frozen with surprise and embarrassment (and is outraged Ranma doesn't remember).
  • Saber Marionette J: At the end of the third J Again OVA, Otaru accidentally trips over and bumps into Lime, knocking them both to the floor and resulting in this. The rest of his marionettes' are obviously not pleased.
  • Although the First Kiss implication is left questionable, Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi has a similar setup as the MÄR scene above, with Yoichi falling three stories and being 'caught' by Ibuki's lips. The fact that the gift he was jumping after coming between their lips seems to be ignored in the wake of the actual kiss.
  • In Samurai Pizza Cats, Speedy Cerviche accidentally falls on Seymour Big Cheese, and they meet at the lips. This was Speedy's first kiss.
  • Sekirei: One instance has Matsu trying to give Minato a good morning kiss, but he pulls away and she ends up kissing Musubi, who's just waking up instead. Musubi doesn't seem bothered, while Matsu seems pretty excited, to Minato's horror.
  • It's not entirely clear, but this may have occurred in Sonic X when Tails "heroically" (cough) pushes Cosmo out of the way of a falling disco ball. He ended up on top of her. A kiss was quite apparently a possibility, blocked from that angle.
  • Steel Angel Kurumi:
    • This is how the title character is brought to life, when an explosion-induced earthquake drops her onto the lips of the male protagonist.
    • And it is also how her second appearance is activated when the female protagonist of the second season drops onto her lips.
  • In the yuri manga Swap<->Swap, the main characters Haruko and Natsuko kiss after bumping into each other. This causes them to swap bodies.
  • Happens with Sakurako and Amika in This Ugly Yet Beautiful World when Kimi bumps into them as they're trying to get Mari to go after Takeru.
  • To Love Ru: Rito and Ren collided mouth-first while both were trying to kiss Lala. Oblivious to the implications (and the way the boys were gagging), Lala expressed pleasure that they'd become such good friends so quickly. This "kiss" also later resulted in Ren's sister Run, who he was Sharing a Body with, having a major crush on Rito.
  • In the first chapter of the Tokyo Mew Mew manga and first episode of the second anime, Ichigo slips and falls on Aoyama, accidentally kissing him. She worries that it might have been a waste of a Sacred First Kiss.
  • In episode 21 of Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase Hazuki and Hikaru have an accidental kiss when Hikaru is thrown into Hazuki.
  • Akira Yuki from Virtua Fighter the anime series accidentally lands a kiss on Pai-Chan in the first episode when the Koenkan are interupting a chinese dumpling Eating Contest as he's flying across a restuarant trying to eat one of the dumplings (long story). Pai has never had a First Kiss and she's a type A Tsundere, so the result is predictable.
  • Sunako and Kyohei kiss accidentally by flying towards each other during a heated ping pong game in The Wallflower and connecting in the middle. This is so traumatic for Sunako that she suffers Easy Amnesia as a result.
  • We Never Learn has Nariyuki and Rizu when the latter falls off a short cliff while the former is at the bottom.

    Asian Animation 
  • Happy Heroes: In Season 5 episode 35, a box hits a robot standing next to his girlfriend, causing their lips (or whatever the robot equivalent of lips is, anyway) to touch.

    Comic Books 
  • In The Arab Of The Future, eight-year-old Riad Sattouf gives some flowers to the wife of his father's friend. She goes in to give him a peck on the cheek, but he accidentally turns his head and kisses her full on the lips.
  • Bart Allen (Impulse) had one of these with his friend Carol. After consistently screwing up while trying to learn baseball, he succeeds in winning the game and Carol smooched him without planning to in front of everyone. After a moment of shock, the two realize what they've done and start laughing hysterically, much to the bemusement of the crowd.
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: In the late 90's comics, Brainiac 5 does a type one on Invisible Kid.
  • Robin (1993): Tim Drake was so grateful to be saved from a near-death experience by Stephanie Brown that in a moment of exhilaration he kisses her on the lips. Then he snaps out of his funk moments later and realizes he's just accidentally cheated on his girlfriend, who he's been meaning to break up with for weeks but hasn't yet. When he goes to finally break things off with Ariana she breaks up with him before he can get the words out; their relationship had long since failed.

    Fan Works 
  • The Arithmancer: Ginny and Harry's lips meet by accident when they're sharing a Bubble-head charm to escape from the Black Lake. Ginny has the presence of mind to linger for a moment, and the Creeveys are polite enough to keep private the photo they captured of it.
  • In The Beast Of Gusu, Wei Wuxian is so awed by Lan Wangji smiling that he kisses him without thinking about it. He almost runs away and tries to apologise before Lan Wangji stops him and makes it clear that he’s very on board with this development.
  • A Certain Infinite Possibility:
    • Touma ends up accidentally falling on top of Shizuri and kissing her. She answers by kneeing him on the groin.
    • Later Touma ends up tripping and kissing Mikoto. She answers by zapping him and chasing him for hours.
    • Several chapters later, Touma ends up falling on top of Lassar. She answers by falling for him.
  • In the tenth story of the Facing the Future Series, Tucker accidentally did this to Jazz. Fortunately, it helped undo his froggy transformation.
  • In "I Kissed a Girl", a Rainbow Rocks fan animation, a Banana Peel discarded by Pinkie is the cause of such a kiss between Rarity and Adagio Dazzle.
  • In a review of The Irregular at Magic High School, the author is reminded of the trope and gets a bit carried away.
    Suddenly, Miyuki loses her balance, and Onii-sama quickly responds unlike all those other shitty male protagonists in other harem anime, catching Miyuki before she fell on Him.
  • Happens in Kitsune no Ken: Fist of the Fox between Naruto and Hinata, when she rounds a corner in a frantic search for a teacher to stop Sai's beatdown of four bullies... and she ends up running into Naruto, barreling him over, and their lips end up locking.
  • In Luz Noceda, The Fighter, Luz is trying to escape Hexside when she slips on abomination goo and falls onto Amity (who was trying to stop her) causing them to kiss each other on the lips during the crash.
  • Naru-Hina Chronicles: When Miho pushes Lee out of the way so she can spar with Gai, this results in Lee accidentally kissing Arekusu.
  • Twilight Sparkle gets a double accidental kiss in part 5 of Twilight's First Day. She jumps between Cadence and Shining Armor as they're about to kiss each other, causing them both to inadvertently kiss her on the cheek instead.

    Films — Animation 
  • This sort-of happens in Aladdin, between the titular character and Jasmine as he says goodnight to her on her balcony. Both of them seem to be lining up for a kiss, but it's only because of the Magic Carpet (that Aladdin is standing on, and who pushes Aladdin up toward Jasmine) that the kiss actually happens.
  • An American Tail: Tony Toponi is staring dumbfounded at Bridget, unable to say a word. Fievel pulls on his shirt and it slips off, sending Tony forward and...smack!
  • Near the end of Bambi II, Bambi gets jabbed in the butt by a porcupine. He leaps forward in pain and collides with Faline, accidentally kissing her.
  • The Black Cauldron: Gurgi pushes Taran and Eilonwy's faces together.
  • In Capture the Flag, this happens between Mike and Amy on board the moonlander when they race to catch the last floating sweet, due to Team Pet Igor snatching it at the last moment. It only further confirms Frank’s (Mike's grandpa) idea that the two are boyfriend and girlfriend.
  • Lady and the Tramp features a Spaghetti Kiss between the titular Official Couple.
  • The Lion King II: Simba's Pride: After Kiara, Kovu, Timon and Pumbaa try to fend off birds eating Timon & Pumbaa's bugs, the birds team up with rhinos and they chase them. When the gang escapes, Kiara and Kovu accidentally kiss each other while they hide with Timon & Pumbaa.
  • In The Lorax (2012), Ted ends up kissing his cereal box while daydreaming about kissing his crush.
  • The Princess and the Frog: When Tiana and Naveen (as frogs) try to catch the same firefly, their tongues get tangled and yank them into each other mouth-first.
    Naveen: (muffled) Hello.
  • In Ratatouille, this somewhat happened between Linguini and Colette because Remy stopped Linguini from revealing him to Colette by making him lean forward using his hair.
  • In The Three Caballeros, Donald Duck is blindfolded and chasing beach babes in Acapulco when the other two Caballeros intercept him. Thinking he's caught a girl, he accidentally kisses José Carioca instead. Three times.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Alvin and Brittany almost kiss each other in the lunchroom and quickly move away and blush in embarrassment in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
  • Boy Girl Wall (a solo Australian production) lampshades this with the memorable ending of:
    Narrator: The first thing that touched were their lips. Which is quite hard to do. You should try it. But not now.
  • Dennis the Menace:
    • While at Margaret's house, Margaret forces Joey to kiss her, and also tells him to close his eyes. As Joey closes his eyes, Margaret tricks Joey into kissing her baby doll's butt, much to the latter's horror.
    • Later in the film, Mr. Wilson gets into an argument with his wife and later tries to apologize to her when he sees what looks like her in a chair. However, it's really Dennis' dog, Ruff. When Mr. Wilson tries to give what he believes is his wife a kiss, the real Mrs. Wilson walks into the living room and catches him kissing Ruff. When Mr. Wilson finds out, he kicks Ruff out of his house.
  • This happens in The Goonies with Mikey and Andy. She kisses Mikey in the dark while they're near the wishing well, thinking it was Brand. But when she kisses Brand at the ending, she's confused because she doesn't detect braces. Although Brand is initially pissed at Mikey, Andy shuts him up by kissing him again.
  • Bing Crosby and Bob Hope manage to do this in Road to Morocco. They're both trying to kiss Dorothy Lamour, but she's a mirage (they're in the desert), and she disappears.
  • And tends to happen in few episodes of The Three Stooges... usually to Moe.
    Moe: AUGH! I'm poisoned! (Starts dishing out the slaps and punches!)

  • Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox: Holly and Artemis have one of these when Holly got a bit too excited that Artemis was alright after healing the wounds he got in a gorilla attack (don't ask).
  • Doctor Who: The Doctor and Rose do this in The Stone Rose after she saves him from being a statue for all eternity.
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Towards the end, Harry kisses his best friend Ron’s sister Ginny in this manner in front of the entire common room. He got detention and missed out on the Quidditch championship and when he gets back, she runs to hug him because they won and he instinctively does it. He’d been trying to work up the nerve to ask her out for pretty much the entire book at that point.
  • Heart of Steel: Julia had planned to kiss Dr. Mechanus on the cheek in platonic gratitude for saving her life, but he turned his head at the wrong moment. A few shocked moments later it turns into the real thing.
  • I'll Get There. It Better be Worth the Trip: Published in 1969, it was among the first novels to deal with early-adolescent same-sex experimentation. Davy and his friend Altschuler are lying on the floor with Davy's dog. "I guess I kiss Altschuler and he kisses me... it just happens... 'Boy', I say. 'What was that all about?' — 'I don't know', Altschuler answers. We get up, and we avoid looking at each other."
  • In Qualia the Purple, Hatou and Yukari's first meeting ends in a kiss when Yukari runs into Hatou after the latter unexpectedly turns around, which lead many readers to believe it was a light yuri when it ended up turning into a much serious series.
  • Shimoneta: Near the end of episode 3, one of Anna's stalkers strikes Tanukichi in the back of the head with a rock. The blow causes him to fall on top of Anna, with their lips touching and his knee pressed against her nether region. It is the spark that sets off her long repressed hormones, and unfortunately for Tanukichi, this awakens something terrifying within Anna.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Austin & Ally: Austin and Ally end up kissing after their first performance together onstage towards the end of "Chapters & Choices".
  • In the Battlestar Galactica episode "Home, Part 1", a returning Kara Thrace gets accidentally kissed by Lee Adama. He was just SO excited she wasn't dead and well - as Kara later says "there are no takebacks!". See, characters can be well past middle school and still act like kids.
  • In the second episode of Being Human (UK), Mitchel is comforting Annie and as they both turn to say something they accidentally kiss. She makes fun of him for it later and the whole thing is treated like a non-issue.
  • In The Big Bang Theory, when Howard tries to stop a drunken Raj from kissing his girlfriend.
  • In Corner Gas, after watching a French movie Hank starts greeting people by kissing them on the cheeks. When he tries to do it with Emma, he accidentally kisses her on the lips instead. He later decides to talk to her about it, which gives us the line "What kiss? You mean when you hit me in the face with your lips?"
  • In an early episode of the live-action version of Boys over Flowers, a complicated trip-fall-catch between a boy and a girl at a party results in the two on the floor in completely involuntary liplock.
  • Even Stevens: Louis and Tawny accidentally kiss just while talking and sitting very close together.
  • The Friends episode "The One With Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss", Rachel misreads the social cues with an interviewer and kisses him on the cheek. At first, she's mortified and thinks she's wrecked her chances; then, when she's accepted for a second interview, she becomes concerned that it might be because of the kiss...
  • In Glee, Finn tries to stop Emma (his former teacher's fiance) from having a panic attack by kissing her, clearly without thinking. He's shocked by his own actions and she's furious. He was probably acting on instinct and doing what he would have done if he were calming down his girlfriend Rachel.
  • Henry Danger: The episode "Elevator Kiss" revolves around Henry kissing his crush Bianca while he was Kid Danger at the time; because Bianca didn't know the two are one and the same, he gets jealous. When he tries to initiate another at the end, Bianca admits the kiss with Kid Danger was a mistake.
  • The first kiss between Ric and Matilda in Home and Away is the result of her moving her head as he goes to kiss her on the cheek, resulting in lip to lip contact. They initially shrug it off but a year later they get together.
  • Happens not once, but two times in Kamen Rider Revice's Hyper Battle DVD.
    • After successfully luring the Koala Deadman in a fake wedding ceremony conducted by George, Ikki and Daiji quickly try to chase it, only for Daiji to trip on his wedding dress and accidentally ends up kissing his older brother! He was in shock that Kagero quickly takes over after that.
    • After defeating the Deadman, Hiromi accidentally trips over Daiji and ends up kissing up in the process.
  • Little Lunch: In "The Relationship", Debra Jo agress to kiss Rory on the hand he is holding against his cheek (It Makes Sense in Context). However, just as Debra Jo is leaning in, a Grade 6 girls runs past and hands him a note. Rory drops his hand to take the note, and Debra Jo kisses him on the cheek: to the shock of both of them.
  • Lost Love in Times: Cai Qian falls on top of Yuan Che. Her lips briefly touch his before she realises what happened and jumps away.
  • M*A*S*H:
    • Hawkeye and Margaret fall into this (after several seasons antagonising or at least irritating each other) when in a hut in the middle of nowhere, with shells going off all around outside, they fall into each other's arms and go from cursing the heavens to snogging in two seconds flat. It was also a Cliffhanger.
    • Also, in a later episode, Margaret is a victim of type one—given to her by Father Mulcahy of all people, in the midst of the camp celebrating the Giants winning the World Series.
  • The Nanny: C.C tries to kiss Maxwell in "A Kiss Is Just A Kiss", but he moved out of the way when her back was turned and Niles happened to be standing in that same spot, causing her to accidentally kiss Niles instead.
  • Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide: Ned mistakenly kisses Moze, who's dressed exactly like his date, while on a double date. In a later episode, Cookie also accidentally kisses his arch enemy, Evelyn.
  • The second type happens in School of Rock to Tomika and Zach in "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" as they were trying to write a love song and talking about kissing.
  • An episode of Scrubs has J.D. and Carla accidentally kiss while intoxicated.
  • In Smallville, "Truth", Pete probably didn't mean to kiss Chloe under the effect of a truth serum.
  • So Little Time: Reilly Carlson and Larry have been best friends since babyhood, Larry's wanted to be more at least since the start of the series, and Reilly's always shot him down. In an episode when she accidentally kisses him after they win an award for community service, she walks around in a terrified trance for the rest of the episode, compulsively repeating, "I didn't do that, I didn't do that, I didn't do that, it never happened. I didn't do that, I didn't do that, I didn't do that, it never happened..."
  • The Suite Life of Zack & Cody:
    • Max kisses Zack in the jubilant aftermath of winning a basketball game. Carrie kisses Arwin the same way in the same episode.
    • Zack and Barbara mistakenly kiss in the dark and couldn't recognize each other, with Zack thinking he was kissing his date and Barbara thinking she was kissing Cody.
  • The West Wing:
    • After six and a half seasons of Will They or Won't They?, Josh and Donna kiss when she wakes him up to deliver the news that their candidate has finally caught up to the front-runner in the national polls.
    • Sam slept with a "call girl" back in season one and an attempt at That Didn't Happen lasts for about three episodes before they decide to pursue it.
      Toby: You accidentally slept with a prostitute.
      Sam: Call girl.
      Toby: Accidentally.
      Sam: Yes.
      Toby: I don't understand. Did you trip over something?
  • At the end of the first episode/beginning of the second episode of You Are Beautiful, protagonist Go Mi-nyeo gets drunk, stands on a bench at the edge of the top of a tall building, then passes out, falling onto band leader Hwang Tae-kyung's lips. Being stone drunk, she unfortunately took this trope a step further by vomiting into his mouth.

  • In the Cool Kids Table game Homeward Bound 4, Jake tries to bite off Josh's muzzle, but when he fails he ends up giving him a little smooch instead.

    Video Games 
  • In the Crea route of Duel Savior Destiny Nanashi tackles Taiga at a bad moment, accidentally propelling him forward so that he lands a kiss on the princess. While she's pleased, she happens to be a little too young for Taiga.
  • In Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth in the P4 side at You in Wonderland, when trying to get the key in miniature forms, a horrible chain of events happens and one of them ends with Yosuke landing on Kanji with their mouths open. Too bad the P4 MC landed in front of them so viewers couldn't really tell whether they kissed.
    Later, when Yosuke is talking about how he wants his first kiss to be and asks the MC, the MC can respond with 'Actually, a while ago...', but chose not to tell Yosuke that he kissed Kanji in the end.
  • During a Space Route Scenario in Shin Super Robot Wars, Sayaka Yumi shows Kouji Kabuto the completed Jet Scrander, which brings Kouji to tears with joy. He plants a happy kiss right on Sayaka's lips. Stunned, she half-yells at him and demands to know what the heck he's thinking, but it's clear that he's mostly thinking about finally being able to fly. Sayaka hastily tells him she understands how he feels, and manages to prevent him from kissing her too many more times.
  • In Super Mario RPG there is a scene in which you (temporarily allied with Bowser) must interfere with a wedding between a villain named Booster and an unwilling Princess Peach. As part of this you must inexplicably race around the chapel retrieving certain accessories she has lost. After you succeed Peach will try to reward you with a kiss (with both Bowser and Booster demanding one from her as well). In the confusion (and depending on how fast you gathered the items) either Mario will end up getting accidentally smooched by one or both of the villains, or he will be successfully kissed by Peach and the villains will accidentally kiss each other.
    Peach: Now THAT is one for the scrapbook!

    Visual Novels 
  • Fantasia - Realm of Thanos has Cheryl accidentally falling on Oswald in a scene, and if you choose to have her squirm and try to stand up while staggering... Their First Kiss will happen in a "so un-romantic way".
  • In Halloween Otome when Emma falls down the stairs into The Count, which is played for laughs if she is pursuing one of the boys, or regardless, because of her mouth pain.
  • Tokimeki Memorial: Girl's Side 2nd Kiss plans this from the beginning of the game. Depending on your answers, you could either end up accidentally kissing your teacher, the Hero or any of the other available guys.

  • The 10 Doctors: This Doctor Who Fan Webcomic has Dr Grace Holloway confuse an unconscious Romana for the Doctor and kiss her.
  • Big Break (2019): In this comic, Kris, mistaking her gym partner Ai for Troy, kisses her on the cheek. When Kris recognizes her, she's mortified and quickly explains her mistake. Ai, who's a Butch Lesbian and has a hopeless crush on Kris, doesn't take it well...
    Ai: (hitting a punching bag with a doodle of Troy's face taped on it) DIEEEE!
  • In Girl Genius, Agatha kisses Gil in the thrill of victory.
  • When the original 1990s print edition of The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob! ended in 1997, Princess Voluptua gave Bob a big smooch on the lips while Jean was yelling at Jerry. When the comic was revived as a webcomic in 2006, the original print strips were rerun to form the beginning of the webcomic. The first new strip, when the reruns ended, involved Jean finally taking Voluptua to task for that kiss almost a decade earlier.
  • Karin-dou 4koma: While teaching Ran and Tamaryu how to ice-skate, Shizuki daydreams about a stumble causing her to accidentally kiss Tamaryu. Ran immediately stumbles into Tamaryu and does just that.
  • The Little Trashmaid: Spencer and Ricky get one when they fall after trying to put a seagull’s nest back where it fell from. Both of them are red as tomatoes afterwards.
  • The Lyrical Nanoha Fan Webcomic Nanoha R'r has Nanoha and Fate demonstrating the dangers of coaching someone through a computer game while sticking your faces too close to each other.
  • The "event" from The Order of the Stick, when Belkar gets totally smashed on New Years Eve and kisses Vaarsuvius at midnight. Fortunately for Vaarsuvius, Belkar was too drunk to remember it afterward.
  • Penny and Aggie:
    • In the "Campaign Trail" arc, Penny is about to break up with her platonic boyfriend Duane when he tells her he unexpectedly won the student council presidency. In her excitement she impulsively kisses him for the first time, then immediately thinks, "What did I just do?"
    • In "Her Private Chambers," Penny wakes up to find Stan in her bedroom, drugged by their mutual enemy Cyndi. After discussing how to prevent Cyndi from breaking up two of their friends, Stan takes his leave by unexpectedly kissing Penny. Just as stunned as she, he explains that it was out of habit from saying good-bye to other girls in their lingerie. Although both are clearly turned on, they agree to pretend That Didn't Happen.
  • During a New Year's Eve party in Sluggy Freelance, a drunk Zoe kisses what appears to be a really good looking guy, but is actually Torg. Made more embarrassing by the fact that she dissed Torg while coming onto the "handsome stranger."
  • A Star Wars Fan Webcomic has Luke Skywalker accidentally bump foreheads with Din Djarin the Mandalorian, who mentally worries afterwards if he unintentionally planted a non-consensual Keldabe kiss on his son's teacher.
  • Sticky Dilly Buns: A classic type 1 occurs between Ruby and Andy here, despite the fact that it's their second kiss and they are more or less dating at this point. Ruby's awakening libido may have made it slightly less accidental.
  • Subverted rather darkly in Tangs Weekly Comic: a woman on a subway train is reading a manga, wherein the female character is also standing on a train; when the car suddenly brakes, her head swings around from the force and she kisses the man next to her, which the manga titles "accidental kiss". The woman can't help but reflect that something seems a bit off, when suddenly her train car brakes, too, and her head swings around... and skull-bashes the man next to her straight in the head. The title of the strip? "Accidental kill".

    Web Animation 
  • Bee and Puppycat: In the episode "Farmer", Bee - who has been chewing bubblegum - falls on top of Puppycat and they accidentally kiss. Both look uncomfortable during the moment, but otherwise don't react to the kiss itself. Instead, Bee wonders where her gum went while Puppycat begins chewing, the gum having managed to end up in Puppycat's mouth during the incident.
  • Manga Room:
    • Haruto accidentally kisses Tamaki when they crash into each other while he was trying to buy a limited edition manga.
    • Masaki receives one from Maria when she accidentally trips over him while he is also engaged to Erika, the daughter of the head of a big company. Maria turns out to be one of Erika's maids and is also part of her secret test to confirm Masaki's true feelings about her after finding out about their kiss.

    Western Animation 
  • In the Walter Lantz Swing Symphonies classic Abou Ben Boogie this happens twice with two men who try to kiss the beautiful Miss X, but their lips are intercepted by a female camel who seems to be attracted to human men. The four legged animal speaks with the voice of an old woman even if she doesn't look quite elderly. Unlike a lot of female cartoon animals her body doesn't seem quite feminine and looks a bit goofy. One man goes to kiss Miss X and the camel sticks her head out of a window from outside to lock lips with him for a long smooch. Hearts appear in the air when their lips seperate. Another runs to embrace Miss X and finds he is making out with the camel. It seems that she is a good kisser because both men enjoy pressing their lips against hers and smile after having done so. That is until they open their eyes and realize they made out with an animal!
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: Green-Skinned Space Babe April kissed Jimmy in a similar manner (on her planet, it's a trust ritual).
  • The main character of The Amazing World of Gumball has had at least five accidental kisses:
    • In "The Pressure" he accidentally made out with adopted brother Darwin when they were trying to kiss Penny and Masami, respectively. Neither realized who they actually kissed and they both liked it.
    • "The Kiss" had him become traumatized after accidentally kissing his grandma on the lips. He spends the whole episode trying to forget and succeeds—which just makes it happen again.
    • A scene in "The Skull" (which was cut out of the American broadcast) mentions that Gumball once kissed Sussie while high on anesthetics from an appendectomy.
    • During "The Storm", Gumball pretends to be Carmen's boyfriend to make Alan jealous and she tells him to kiss her. He vocally refuses, but a basketball knocks him over and causes him to "kiss" her, loosely speaking—Carmen herself described it as more like a headbutt. Seeing as Carmen is a living cactus, it was physically painful for Gumball more than it was emotionally painful.
  • In American Dragon: Jake Long, Spud and Trixie kiss in a dark closet mistaking each other for their respective crushes.
    • Averted at the last second in the opening sequence; Jake is so caught up in a daydream involving Rose that he nearly kisses the mop he had been using to clean the floor.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender has Toph pulling the first when she tries to give Sokka a kiss on the cheek for saving her from drowning. The thing is her Disability Superpower doesn't work in the water and she was actually saved by Suki.
    Suki: Actually, it's me.
    Toph: (visibly embarrassed) Oh. well... you can go ahead and let me drown now.
  • Happens twice in Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers:
    • In "Adventures in Squirrelsitting", Chip and Dale in drag get Wart and Mole to kiss.
    • At the end of "Gadget Goes Hawaiian", Gadget gets Chip and Dale to kiss.
  • In the Daffy Duck short "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery" Daffy dreams that he found his stolen piggy bank. So he grabs it and starts kissing it. In real life however he is in a pig pen kissing a plump yet cute little pig. Daffy plants kisses all over her face and a peck to the lips before he wakes up. The pig says with an elegant voice, "Shall we dance?" Then she gives him an open mouthed kiss to his lips. She proclaims to the audience "I love that duck!" and laughs. The disgusted Daffy runs away.
  • Danny Phantom: While Tucker and Sam are acting as parents to a flour sack for a school assignment, Tucker gets a little too into character and kisses Sam good-bye as he leaves. Both quickly agree, "That never happened." (Which, oddly enough, is a rare occurrence for this trope.)
  • Darkwing Duck: Darkwing, dreaming about Morgana, leans in to kiss her...and wakes up to find that he planted one on Launchpad instead. He then spits several times while Launchpad tries to make a joke to defuse the awkwardness.
  • Dennis the Menace:
    • In the 1986 cartoon episode, "Menaced Marriage", Dennis and his parents attend the wedding of Mr. Wilson's niece, and Ruff follows them. Near the end of the episode, Mr. Wilson's niece and her fiance try to kiss each other, but both end up kissing Ruff, much to their disgust.
    • In the The Incredible Dennis the Menace episode, "It's a Guy Thing", after Dennis makes a sexist remark, Margaret and Gina set out to prove girls can go where boys can go and do the neat things boys can do; starting off by decorating Dennis' treehouse with pink curtains and painting the walls pink. Dennis and Joey later spot Margaret and Gina in the treehouse. This gives Dennis an idea; Dennis tells Margaret that she's the girl for him and wants her to kiss him, much to Margaret's delight. Unbeknownst to Margaret, Dennis takes out his frog Willy and makes Margaret kiss him instead. Margaret freaks out after realizing who she kissed.
    Gina: Dennis! That wasn't very nice! How would you like to kiss a frog?
    (Dennis does just that.)
  • A Running Gag in the final part of The Fairly Oddparents Wishology trilogy is Timmy attempting to kiss Trixie, only for a different Moment Killer to get between them and recieve the kiss instead.
  • In Gargoyles, stroking someone's hair was the gargoyle equivalent of kissing. When Elisa accidentally brushed Goliath's hair just before they were about to explore Manhattan, both Goliath and Hudson's expressions hint at how awkward it was.
  • Grojband: Happens in "Curse of the Metrognome" between Corey and Laney.
  • On Jimmy Two-Shoes, Heloise chases Jimmy after he ruins the invention she just finished. She ends up bumping into and locking lips with Beezy, much to their disgust. To add insult to injury, Jimmy then breaks the fourth wall and shows the kiss again in slow motion.
  • Kaeloo: In Episode 83, Stumpy is kicked into the air by an angry sheep, and he lands on Eugly with their lips touching. Cue Quack Quack (who is really stupid in this episode) beating up Stumpy.
  • In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Spike very nearly smooches Applejack while daydreaming about saving Rarity in "A Dog and Pony Show".
  • In the Popeye cartoon "For Better or Nurse," Popeye and Bluto want to woo hospital nurse Olive who tells them they really need to be hurt to enter a hospital. Excited by this prospect, the boys lean over to kiss Olive on the cheeks, but she ducks and... well, you get the idea of what happened.
  • The 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls had the episode "Once Upon A Townsville," about a princess who winds up in the real world. Buttercup catches her and the princess mistakes her for her prince. She kisses Buttercup on the lips. Buttercup is repulsed; the princess is shocked and then angered when she wakes and finds out.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show: In the pilot short "Big House Blues", Ren dreams of caressing and kissing a beautiful lady. Once he wakes up and discovers he's actually kissing Stimpy, he freaks out and washes his mouth in the toilet. This scene is actually cut on Nick, Nicktoons, and Teennick reruns.
    Ren: What is the matter with you, man?! Have you no sense of hygiene?!
  • In the Rocko's Modern Life episode "Scrubbin' Down Under", an ecstatic Rocko kisses Heffer on the cheek after winning an award. Unlike most examples where the person who initiated the kiss realizes what they just did and is disgusted, Rocko is too caught up in the euphoria of victory to care.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In the episode "The Way We Weren't", Milhouse accidentally kisses Homer.
    • In "Springfield Up", Moe accidentally kisses Comic Book Guy while trying to get his picture taken.
  • In Swing Shift Cinderella the Wolf rushes to kiss Cinderella AKA Red Hot Red but accidentally grabs her elderly Fairy Godmother and gives her a long smooch. While the Wolf is repelled by the old lady who has the hots for him he does seem to have enjoyed the kiss, but that changes once he opens his eyes and realizes his mistake! Unfortunately this only deepen's the Fairy's lust for the Wolf.
  • Teen Titans has a type 3 in the first episode. Starfire kisses Robin when they first meet, which is later revealed to be a way that her species transmits knowledge, and she did it to learn the language.
  • Tom and Jerry:
    • Dog Trouble starts this way when Tom, who was chasing Jerry, crashes into the sleeping bulldog and ends up locking lips as a visual gag. Needless to say, the dog is far from amused.
    • In Flirty Birdie, Jerry engineers one between a Disguised in Drag Tom and an amorous eagle courtesy of the elastic on Tom’s party blower beak. Tom is disgusted, but the eagle enjoys it so much he drops Jerry in his celebration.
  • Total Drama:
    • Noah accidentally kisses Cody's ear in his sleep during "The Big Sleep". Both of them scream when they wake up and realize what they are doing.
    • Alejandro orchestrates an accidental kiss between himself and Bridgette in "Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better" when they're hopping from ice floe to ice floe. Bridgette trips and falls on top of him, resulting in a kiss that gives Alejandro more influence on her. Later, under the guise of another kiss he gets Bridgette's tongue stuck to a pole, which leads to her elimination.
    • Courtney and Scott in "Zeke and You Shall Find" accidentally kiss when Courtney trips and falls atop Scott. Because there already was mutual attraction brewing, it leads to them going steady.
  • What's New, Scooby-Doo?: "Pompeii And Circumstance" has Shaggy and Scooby in a send-up of the Spaghetti Kiss scene from Lady and the Tramp. Yes, their lips meet. And they are repulsed by it.

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It's blueberry season, much to the the Jungle Bunch's delight. Maurice throws Gilbert and Batricia blueberries for them to eat, only to catch one at the same time, making look like they were kissing.

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