We'll pawn your dad's computer
and we'll sail to paradise
You're a girl... or maybe a wagon...
filled up with pancakes..."
Variant of the Good-Times Montage.
Two characters get together and they are becoming romantically entwined. Their first date is shown and the audience gets a glimpse at how amazingly compatible the couple is.
A montage follows, usually with no dialogue and an upbeat or romantic soundtrack, showing the couple during a series of classic dates like the picnic, the carnival, the park, the beach, the drive-in cinema, a bike ride (bonus points for a tandem bicycle), the dinner date or watching the sunset. They exchange classic romantic gifts like Flowers of Romance, Chocolate of Romance, stuffed animals or a prize from the game at the carnival. They are shown in classic romantic poses and situations, including The Meadow Run, Old Fashioned Row Boat Date, Hands-On Approach, Romantic Spoonfeeding, Spaghetti Kiss or Sweetheart Sipping, often combined with meaningful body language like the Meaningful Look or Held Gaze, Holding Hands, the unexpected First Kiss or the Lap Pillow.
The montage segues into the end of a date and the audience is shown just how in love the couple has become. And how cute they are together.
In TV shows, this is often a Time-Compression Montage serving to show how, in this episode, the Girl of the Week isn't just a casual fling. This trope is endemic to Bollywood as it's an effective way of showing developing romances between characters while (mostly) avoiding the narrative pitfalls of including them in the first place.
See Literally Falling in Love for a Sub-Trope. Contrast with Lost Love Montage.
- Cardcaptor Sakura: While he was showing hints here and there, Ki Ni Naru Aitsu in Episode 57 was the definitive Falling in Love Montage (if only one-sided) for Syaoran towards Sakura.
- Code Geass does this with Suzaku and Euphemia in episode 5, though their conversation plays while showing them walking around the city after their Meet Cute.
- Cross Ange gives one of these out to Tusk and Ange after their... rather awkward and problematic first meeting. After tending to wounds sustained from crashing her Villkiss, Ange lets Tusk get to work on repairing her machine, which takes about a week. The montage then features the two of them starting to get more used to each other, as the insert song "Necessary" plays (a song that also plays in Episodes 14 and 22; namely the time that their First Kiss and Their First Time happen respectively). At the end of it, Tusk and Ange are stargazing, and start to go for a kiss before something interrupts them.
- Mekakucity Actors: The Insert Song at the end of Episode 6, Yuukei Yesterday, combines this with Good-Times Montage, as the song is explicitly about Takane struggling with her developing feelings for Haruka, and she is shown to grow more and more in love with him as the song progresses, but it's also inter-cut with some fun times with Shintaro and Ayano.
- This is played out as a parody while satirized by commentator Kyon in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's Non-Indicative First Episode, "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina". Like everything else in the episode, it's rather amateurishly done thanks to being a student film made by the main characters.
- Between Sistah Spooky and Mindf*** in Empowered. And shortly after, how they fall apart. And BTW, Mindf*** is a girl... a blonde girl.
- In Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità, one happens after Italy chose both Germany and Japan. During this montage, not only do Germany and Japan fall even more in love with Italy, they fall in love with each other too.
- The song "A Whole New World" from Aladdin.
- "I Bring You a Song" from Bambi. Not your typical romantic montage, as the mood is actually quite somber and it focuses a lot on the nature around the two deer falling in love.
- Beauty and the Beast, against the song of "Something There", which tends to confuse fans as to just how long Belle lives in the castle. Interestingly, the Cut Song "Human Again" originally slated for this part of the film was much more specific about the passing of winter, but was dropped in part because the filmmakers were worried the audience would start wondering what Maurice and Gaston were doing all this time. They never quite solved this problem, even when the song was reinstated in the stage musical and a reedit of the film.
- Brother Bear 2 has Kenai and Nita (who were Childhood Friends slowly falling in love during their journey to Hokani Falls. Behind them, a jealous Koda tries to keep up with them.
- Though not specifically for this purpose, the bird-building scene of A Bug's Life clearly shows the awkward-yet-sweet progression of Flik and Atta's attraction.
- Invoked in Cinderella by the king who wants grandkids. He sets up the perfect romantic scene and the Duke is describing how it would be.
Duke: Such a pretty picture, but in Real Life, doomed for failure.
The King: Failure, eh?! Take a look at that, you pompous windbag!
- The "Love Is an Open Door" sequence in Frozen takes this to its most logical conclusion; Anna and Hans agreeing to an engagement are its closing lines. It turns out to be one-sided when it's revealed that Hans is the villain who was using her as part of his plan to become king of Arendelle, thus making it a Villain Song.
- "Bella Notte" from Lady and the Tramp starts as a typical onscreen song but then transforms into a romantic montage that spans the course of the evening. Then it fades to black, and then fades back up to the titular characters waking up on the same hill. The sequel has a similar montage focused on Scamp and Angel, to the song "Can This Be Love?"
- The Lion King:
- "Caaaaaan you feel the looooove tonight?" Worth mentioning is that at one point this was going to be somewhat of a deconstruction, as the song was going to be sung sarcastically by Timon and Pumbaa, who were just disgusted at all this "mushy stuff" going on. The only bit of that which survived the final revisions is the ending of the song.
- "Upendi" from the sequel. However, the film's primary love duet (and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" expy), "Love Will Find a Way", takes place after they've already fallen in love with each other and have been forcibly separated by Kiara's father.
- The Little Mermaid: Before "Kiss the Girl" even hits the screen there's a love montage between Ariel and Eric touring the kingdom.
- Mickey and Minnie share a romantic montage in Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers.
- Naruto: The Last: Naruto the Movie has a major one between Naruto and Hinata in the second act, after Naruto finally understands the concept of romantic love.
- The film version of Persepolis shows Marjane and Markus pelting one another with snowballs, running through the park, smoking hash with content expressions and showing a gleeful, happy romance... before he cheats on her. Soon after turned on its head when she re-envisions the entire thing but with Markus as a slimy, creepy douchebag. In his defense, she does mention in the comic that she was a huge emotional load on him, as she expected him to be an ersatz for every man in her life.
- The Prince of Egypt has a montage of Moses building a new life among Tzipporah's people after fleeing Egypt set to the song "Through Heaven's Eyes", which also includes him falling in love with Tzipporah and marrying her right at the end of the song. It's a particularly beautiful sequence considering that their relationship, while sweet, is not really central to the story of the film.
- The Princess and the Frog has a variation — while the montage is definitely one of these for Tiana and Naveen, the song itself (Ma Belle Evangeline) is about Ray's love for Evangeline.
- Quest for Camelot: Kaylee and Garret fall in love during the song "Looking through your eyes," just before the final showdown.
- Ride Your Wave: Hinako and Minato's first date is followed by a montage of all their subsequent dates and moments together, including camping, fireworks, running together on the beach, and more. This is echoed later, when after Minato's death, Hinako tries to bring his ghost on all those same activities.
- Robin Hood (1973): "Life is brief, but when it's gone, love goes on and on..."
- Shrek, Shrek and Fiona fall in love with Eels' "My Beloved Monster" as the backdrop. The song "You Belong to Me" plays later to show Shrek and Fiona have fallen in love.
- The "This Is My Idea" musical number from The Swan Princess. It starts out with the two main characters being introduced to each other as children, both of them despising the other upon sight, and goes on to show them growing up, eventually falling in love. All the while their respective parents and kingdoms sing about how their arranged marriage is so perfect...especially as it could result in lower taxes!
- The scene where Rapunzel and Flynn first arrive at Corona in Tangled, followed by a scene reminiscent of the "Tour of the Kingdom" sequence from The Little Mermaid and the song "I See the Light".
- The song "Strangers Like Me" from Tarzan is a combination montage of him falling deeper in love with Jane and learning about humanity.
- The beginning of the Pixar film Up has one where Carl falls in love with and marries Ellie... and it results in severe Mood Whiplash since Carl is a widower by the time the plot starts.
- In About Time, Tim and Mary fall in love—or, more accurately, fall deeper in love, hang out with Tim's sister, and move in together—in this montage, set mostly in a London subway station, accompanied by the song "How Long Will I Love You" (performed by Jon Boden, Sam Sweeney & Ben Coleman).
- Being a Bollywood film, Ajnabee gets a dance number montage. The "Meri Zindagi Mein Ajnabee" song has Priya and Raj singing and dancing about how quickly they've fallen in love.
- Given that it's a parody of James Bond, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery plays this fairly straight as Austin treats Vanessa Kensington to a night on the town.
- Subverted in The Break-Up, which opens with a Meet Cute, followed by one of these to You're My Best Friend, followed immediately by...well, you can figure this one out on your own.
- Once Lalita and Darcy got out for dinner in Los Angeles in Bride and Prejudice they really start to click.
- Cassanova Was A Woman: Cassanova is shown in various situations kissing, laughing with and going places alongside Lola as the two fall for each other.
- Very R-rated version in Deadpool, a montage of Wade and Vanessa having (kinky) sex over the course of a year set to "Calendar Girl".
- Death Walks on High Heels: After fleeing Paris for London, Nicole and Robert have a montage of them doing romantic couple activities; interspersed with a Shopping Montage.
- Definitely, Maybe shows shots of Will falling in love with Summer to "I've Got a Crush on You".
- Parodied in Hot Shots!. One scene shows Topper and Ramada laughing and smiling as they exit a movie theater. The camera then pans up to the marquee to reveal that they had just finished watching the very depressing Platoon.
- James Bond (George Lazenby) has one in On Her Majesty's Secret Service with Tracy (Diana Rigg), set to Louis Armstrong singing "We Have All the Time in the World."
- Jason's Lyric: The titular characters' romantic dates montage are; having a mock picnic followed by slow dancing and a twirl hug in an abandoned bus station, traveling to a secluded bayou; piggyback riding, rowing a rowboat, savoring their newly found love until they end up having passionate sex in the woods that magically turns into a flower field. And later, they go on a date in the carnival.
- Éowyn and Faramir's relationship in The Lord of the Rings films is cut down to this to save time. And it only appears in the Extended Edition!
- Madea's Family Reunion has this with Vanessa and Frankie, and an inversion with Lisa and her abusive husband Carlos showing him abusing her.
- Played for Laughs in The Naked Gun when Frank Drebin has a date with Jane Spencer. To the tune of "I'm Into Something Good," they have the typical dating montage, including a beach scene with them holding hands, running and clotheslining another couple running the other way, and both laughing joyfully as they leave a theater... that was screening Platoon.
- Our Miss Brooks: Played for Laughs. Mr. Boynton takes Miss Brooks to the zoo, where they feed an elephant mother and her baby. Then Miss Brooks lures Mr. Boynton away from the zoo, to a sale on furniture in the Sherry's Department Store window, as a way of suggesting matrimony. Mr. Boynton again starts taking Miss Brooks to the zoo, where a camera fade shows how much the baby elephant had grown in a couple years.
Miss Brooks: [narrating] Ours was not the fastest romance in history, but it took no time to develop into one of the slowest.
- The montage in Saved! is a cross between this and the Lost Love Montage - the characters shown are all in love with people that are unavailable or estranged.
- Parodied in Mel Brooks' Silent Movie, where the individual scenes of Mel and his girlfriend each turn absurd (they're riding a carousel together and then the carousel horse starts pooping blocks of wood; a frolic in the park turns into a race, complete with hurdles and a finish line; and so on).
- Stuart Little 2 has is a love montage between Stuart and Margalo as they enjoy spending time together, such as Margalo watching Stuart skateboarding, Stuart and Margalo eating marshmallows by the Littles' warm fire. Also Stuart and Margalo at a baseball game with the Littles and Stuart and Margalo watching a romantic movie together.
- The Suicide Squad: Harley Quinn has one with President Luna. It's completely over-the-top and overuses tropes of the genre like warm colors lighting, romantic music, long stares and pretty birds making Harley looks like a Disney princess, making blindingly obvious how much of a parody the whole thing is. Then it segues into a hilarious Destructo-Nookie. And then Harley kills him one scene later when she learns how far he's willing to go to hold onto power.
- Seen in Walk Hard between Dewey and Darlene. As it happens, their montage includes such questionable activities as licking, sucking, slurping ice-cream cones with very ambiguous expressions... Not to mention the highly suggestive carpentry.
- Young Hearts: Harper and Tilly are shown laughing together, kissing, talking or meeting up to have sex as they fall in love.
- Zoolander has an orgy that starts out like a romantic montage, and then the partners get a little... weird.
- Name-dropped and played with in Ciara Smyth's The Falling In Love Montage, in which a pair of teenagers who have watched too many romcoms decide that rather than actually falling in love they'll re-enact the typical scenes of one—with predictable results.
- The romantic comedy Adam And Steve shows a rare instance of a same-sex couple having a Falling in Love Montage.
- Used hilariously as Tom both falls in love with Allison and teaches her how to kill vampires, all in the same montage, in Being Human.
- The Bewitched pilot uses this as its Cold Open, tracing the romance of Samantha and Darrin from their first meeting to their honeymoon.
- Parodied in the Blackadder II episode "Bells", where a Falling-in-Love Montage of Edmund and "Bob" turns into a commercial for an album of Elizabethan love songs.
Scrolling subtitle: Greensleeves... The Rain It Raineth Every Day... Hey Nonny I Love You... My Love is a Prick (on a Tudor Rose)... Hot Sex Madrigal in the Middle of My Tights
- The Community episode "Origins of Vampire Mythology" has a pseudo Falling-in-Love Montage between Pierce and Chang after they try to become best friends. Then they get in a fight and there's a Lost Love Montage. Five minutes later.
- Like several other montage types, this is deconstructed for horror effect in Doctor Who, "Forest of the Dead", in which we see Donna undergo a Falling-in-Love Montage only to find out that it actually happened that fast, taking place in a virtual reality world which relies on the human brain mentally filling in the extra time to avoid confronting the constant disorientation.
- Feel Good: The first episode shows George and Mae flirting, kissing or undressing while in Mae's room to show their building romance over time.
- Forever: The series begins with a montage of how Oscar and June met, fell in love, got married, and fell into a rut.
- The Full House Wedding Episode combines clips of Jesse Katsopolis and Rebecca Donaldson's romance with a brief Photo Montage of their actors (John Stamos and Lori Laughlin, respectively) while Jesse sings The Beach Boys song "Forever" to his bride.
- How I Met Your Mother:
- Subtly parodied with Ted's stock Falling-in-Love Montage shown with several of his romantic false leads that all play out completely identically, just with the love interest du jour. Ted does the exact same thing in every montage: Ted feeds the girl sauce he has cooked while she sits on his counter, they go for a walk (or jog!) in the park, and he spontaneously buys her a single flower from a flower stand.
- Ted's Grand Romantic Gesture for his crush Stella is a two-minute date that looks like a lovely Falling-in-Love Montage that actually happens in real life in real time. He takes her to a cute little Italian restaurant, to a movie that's their inside joke (just the important bits), they have coffee and dessert, then he offers her some flowers and they stroll hand in hand and they even manage to squeeze in a sweet good night kiss. "Thirteen" by Big Star plays in the background.
- Interview with the Vampire (2022): Downplayed Trope in "In Throes of Increasing Wonder...", which has a montage of the dates Louis de Pointe du Lac and Lestat de Lioncourt go on. They hang out in a park, go shopping for clothes, and go to the opera. Homosexuality was a criminal offense in 1910, so Lestat's courtship of Louis had to be masked as friendship.
- Legion: In "Chapter 22", a sequence of clips set to "True Love Will Find You in the End" by Daniel Johnston is used to summarize how the romance between Charles Xavier and Gabrielle gradually blossoms. They walk around the mental hospital while Holding Hands, he sends her his cute drawings that he knows will make her laugh, they play chess, eat cherry pie together (and they playfully fight over the last piece), he teaches her how to slow dance, and they stargaze at night, which then culminates into their First Kiss.
- Mission: Impossible intentionally avoided montages, but did use this type in a couple of episodes. One case, in "The Short-Tail Spy," was quite creative: it used a quick series of various locations and activities, but included dialogue that ran together to form a single, coherent conversation between the two characters.
- Only Fools and Horses: There's a lovely one of these during "Diamonds Are For Heather" set to "Zoom" by Fat Larry's Band.
- Our Flag Means Death: Two, in fact: The opening of episode 6 sees Blackbeard and Stede bonding as they spend time together on board the Revenge. Then, in episode 10, Stede listens to his estranged wife describe her love for her new beau, and realizes it applies to how he feels about Blackbeard.
- The Partridge Family: In "They Shoot Managers, Don't They?" Reuben has one with his girlfriend Cathleen, set to "She'd Rather Have the Rain," in which he pushes her on a swingset, makes a few attempts at a Meadow Run, and eventually proposes by a fountain.
- Parodied with Geraldine and Simon Horton in The Vicar of Dibley, with scenes including a romantic picnic in which she stuffs an entire chocolate bar into her mouth and, most famously, a scene of them laughing and jumping in puddles which ends when one turns out to be about a meter deep.
- The Wilds: We see one of Nora and Quinn, her boyfriend, in her flashbacks. First having a Meet Cute, awkwardly flirting, doing things together before they start to date and lose their virginities with each other.
- Parodied and lampshaded on Wizards of Waverly Place during Alex and Mason's first date.
- In Tomodachi Life, When a mii asks to set up two of its friends on a date, and you say yes, a short montage will play where the two friends are seen doing various activities together. The montage will end with them by the fountain, where they will either become sweethearts, or simply become/remain friends.
- In Yakuza 2, Kaoru and Kiryu have one of these saving her from some thugs.
- Happy Tree Friends;
- Nutty has three of these with a lollipop, a gumball machine, and a box of chocolate in the episode A Sucker for Love, increasing in length each time. The third one even has him imagining his "wife" Being Eaten by the Milkman, leading to Nutty taking drastic off-screen measures. He is then thrown in jail, leading to him regretting his actions, making up with his wife again, growing old with her, and sadly eating her insides when she dies. All in one montage.
- Handy and Petunia get one of these in I Nub You. This being Happy Tree Friends, however, it ends abruptly. And gruesomely.
- Spoofed by Homestar Runner in the Strong Bad Email montage, where one of the montages created is one of Strong Bad falling in love with a Wagon Fulla Pancakes.
- The number one cliché NOT in He's Just Not That Into You.
- Mentioned in Jo Jos Bizarre Adventure Abridged: Phantom Blood. And then lampshaded by Dio, who mentions he heard they went "montaging together".
Jonathan: [to Erina, who left after giving him food] Thank you! I'll be here tomorrow! We should get together in montage! [cut to said montage]
- Ella and Eli get one in University Ever After, in which they sing and pillow-fight.
- The Batman features a Evil version for The Joker and Harley Quinn, where she not only falls in love, but they destroy most of Gotham in the process. Set to the Joker singing Hank Williams', "Settin' the Woods on Fire.
- "The Deep South": Fry falls in love with a mermaid named Umbriel. They have a montage set to "Atlantis" by Donovan. Fry and Umbriel ride a ray together, they watch a fight between an octopus and a small whale, and Fry makes an "I ♥ U" sign from bioluminescent creatures.
- "Parasites Lost": Fry's performance on the holophoner for Leela looks very much like a Falling-In-Love Montage. They dance a Dance of Romance on a planet's ring, their faces appear kissing on the surface of the ocean, they swim together as seals, and end up dancing again in a pearl.
- In "Bendless Love", robot Bender and fembot Angleyne get a Falling-in-Love Montage. He helps Angelyne bend Hands-On Approach (and they bend the girder into a heart), the two share a Held Gaze and kiss with sparkles. Set to instrumental version of "Unchained Melody". Then they start dating and have a montage over "Bend Me Shape Me": Bender tries to win her a prize in a carnival booth (he steals the toy and the seller's wallet moments later), they have a row-boat date and they ride a tandem bicycle.
- Bender and the Planet Express Ship who fall in love to Bender's rendition of "Daisy Bell" in Valentine's Day Episodes "Love and Rocket". However, in the scene immediately following the montage, Bender announces that he's dumping the ship.
- "Bend Her": Coilette (Bender turned into a fembot) and Calculon have a montage set to Tom Jones' "She's a Lady". They drink champagne on Calculon's yacht (that's almost as huge as a cruise ship), they dance under a sparkling disco ball and they have a bath in oil. The final shot also makes a cover of Famous Actor and Athlete Couple Illustrated magazine.
- In "Bender's Big Score", the montage shows Lars and Leela falling more and more in love. Admittedly as it is Futurama, they play space golf and go floating in real giant bubbles.
- "Naturama": Salmon Fry and Salmon Leela get a montage with song "Sea of Love". They jump above the surface of sea, they create a heart shape with water, they have a Spaghetti Kiss and they watch bioluminescent jellyfish and look at each other lovingly.
- Double Subverted in Hey Arnold! where Arnold goes through a seemingly bland montage of dating Lila, not enjoying it at all. However, later on when thinking back on it he remembers the fun that the previous montage didn't show the audiences, realizing he'd fallen in love with her.
Arnold: Aw, no... this can't be happening. I think I actually... like her like her.
- Jelly Jamm: Parodied. In the episode "White Trainers", Goomo is given a pair of white sneakers to replace his broken flip-flops and becomes so attached to the shoes that the episode's song segment shows a montage of him interacting with them like one would interact with a significant other on a date (a Spaghetti Kiss, Watching the Sunset, etc.).
- The Lion Guard: "Of the Same Pride" by Kion and Rani as they bond with each other.
- In The Looney Tunes Show, Bugs and Lola have one of these in Paris after he finally gets her to stop talking. At the end...
Lola: Yeah, no, that whole thing would have been a loooot more better with talking.
- The Penguins of Madagascar:
- Parodied after Skipper and a peregrine falcon fall in love. The song is particularly funny given that Skipper's favorite pastime is covert ops and the falcon's favorite pastime is the horrific murder and consumption of smaller birds and "delicious little furry animals."
"It'll be a week to remember, as long as no one's dismembered."
- The sequence with Julien and Rico blowing up everything in sight in the park during "Kaboom and Kabust" plays out very much like one of these.
- Parodied after Skipper and a peregrine falcon fall in love. The song is particularly funny given that Skipper's favorite pastime is covert ops and the falcon's favorite pastime is the horrific murder and consumption of smaller birds and "delicious little furry animals."
- Phineas and Ferb: Dr. Doofenshmirtz and his (unnamed) evil girlfriend share one of these in the episode "Chez Platypus" only to have it jerked away by his own "love-destroying" satellite right before the episode ends.
Doofenshmirtz: I found my other half, yes, I got an evil love!
- In Recess, Miss Finster has one of these with Hank, the janitor, after the main six hook them up. Including the infamous scene of her riding a vibrating floor buffer, laughing.
- The Simpsons:
- "Black Widower": Sideshow Bob and Selma get a Falling-in-Love Montage while they are singing Frank and Nancy Sinatras' "Somethin' Stupid". They have a boat date, have their hair done together, walk in the sand, and they frolic in the meadow.
- In the episode "Bart's Friend Falls in Love", Bart's class is shown a Troy McClure movie about puberty, with Troy narrating as "Fuzzy Bunny" meets new girlfriend "Fluffy Bunny" and they start dating. As he describes their activities, they're shown onscreen.
Narration: Fluffy and Fuzzy went to the park (feeding birds in the park), the ice cream social (giggling while eating ice cream with other bunnies), the boat show (holding hands while looking at boats), and many other wholesome activities (practicing at a gun range). And they never ruined their bond by giving in to their throbbing biological urges (bowling, with a pulsing heart animated between them).
- "Dumbbell Indemnity": Moe and his love interest Renee have their first date shown in a montage. They go to the park and Moe buys her all the balloons, then they go skating together (Moe gets run over by a horse-drawn carriage), and they ride on whales at the sea park while holding hands (and Moe's whale escapes with Moe still on its back). Set to "I'm a Believer" by The Monkees.
- "Worst Episode Ever": Agnes Skinner and Comic Book Guy get a montage with them going on a date and doing lovey dovey stuff, but sice they are both bitter and sarcastic, it's all with a nasty streak. He fixes a fire hydrant that was splashing water to some kids' disappointment and Agnes' great amusement, he destroys a kid's boat while stone skipping, and they watch a sunset snuggling ("Sunsets. Thank God there's only one of these a day.") Set to "Puppy Love" by Paul Anka.
- "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love": Mr. Burns falls in love with Gloria. The progress in the relationship and several of their dates are shown in a montage, and Homer's always chaperoning them. They have an Old Fashioned Row Boat Date, then they almost share a Spaghetti Kiss, and Mr. Burns rests his head on Gloria's lap under a tree and she caresses his head. "If I Don't Have You" by NRBQ is playing over the montage.
- "Rome-Old and Juli-Eh": Song "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" by Joe Jackson plays during Abe and Selma's love montage. They have a picnic (Lap Pillow-style: Abe lies on Selma's knees); they sit on a bench close together (turns out they are watching a poster, not enjoying a view of the town); then it looks like they make out in a car, but actually Selma is giving Abe a cardiac massage. And finally they spend time at the beach, lovingly splashing water on each other.
- "Flaming Moe" Principal Skinner runs after his new music teacher Calliope Juniper who is sitting in the grass with children. He's knocked down, then opens his eyes shown through the Eye Cam and sees Calliope. He has a long Fantasy Sequence with images of them being together, getting closer and falling in love. Set to "Jennifer Juniper" by Donovan. They run in the meadow full of flowers, then fly on a giant paper plane, jump on a horse shaped like Willie and ride into school cafeteria where their food they are served is shaped like hearts. Then Calliope plays the guitar shaped like Skinner's head and he keeps humming.
- "Married to the Blob": Their montage is called Kumiko's and C.B.G.'s Super Happy Love Montage, to borrow the title of Kumiko's manga rendition. With Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's "PONPONPON" playing on the soundtrack, we see Kumiko and Comic Book Guy on a picnic listening to a Cosmic Wars: The Crucifixion of Jim Jam Bonks audiobook, visiting the Springfield Air and Space Museum (during which Comic Book Guy accidentally pushes a decommissioned Space Shuttle out of the window), and cosplaying at the Bi-Mon Sci-fi Con (with Comic Book Guy as the title portal from Stargate and Kumiko using said portal to change from a Sailor Scout costume to a Hogwarts uniform; the audience includes Milo and a heavily pregnant Strawberry).
- In "The Ned-Liest Catch", Edna falls in love with widowed Ned Flanders. Edna and Ned have a getting-closer-and-falling-in-love montage. Kids at school read about them in the paper with pictures of their dates, then they are watching a movie together, then walking and holding hands (while a river parts so they can walk on the dry bottom) and Edna is reading a story to his sons. It ends with Edna doodling lovey-dovey stuff.
- SpongeBob SquarePants: The episode "To Love a Patty" has SpongeBob bond with the krabby patty he falls in love with through song.
- In the Steven Universe episode "The Answer", Ruby and Sapphire had a montage like this while exploring Earth's nature in the Whole Episode Flashback. Their activities included stargazing, watching animals and slow dancing.
- Teen Titans (2003) has a montage where Terra and Beast Boy go on their first date at a fair. It's a more sinister example in that Terra was actually on the Big Bad Slade's side, and partly brought Beast Boy along to keep him out of Slade's way when the time came for the villain to try to go after the rest of the Titans.