Ah, the sitcom. It's probably the oldest TV genre in existence (the news doesn't count because it isn't scripted). Because of this, some people claim that the genre has outlived its time, that current sitcoms are nothing but rehashes of the same plot devices and characters that have come before. While I would disagree with the statement that sitcom characters haven't changed, I would concede the fact that sitcom plots haven't changed all that much since the days of The Honeymooners and I Love Lucy. What I don't understand, though, is how people consider this to be a bad thing; in fact, the comfort of knowing a little about what's coming is part of what makes me love sitcoms. One of those sitcom tropes, the dramatic kiss, is there for a very organic reason: most sitcoms revolve around romantic relationships, because it's something that all of us can relate to. One thing that never changes in sitcom-world, however, is that kisses are always special, dramatic moments; whether the couple involved is married or not, whether they're just starting out together or they've been going along for a while, a sitcom kiss never fails to surprise us viewers, leaving us satisfied and that much more likely to stick with the show, looking to see how the relationships we've been watching unfold will end up. Here, we'll look at the five sitcom kisses that set the standard for all others. Of course, any list like this will ignite its fair share of controversy; as always, feel free to chew me out in the comments below (praise is welcome, too)!
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Alan Howell is a native of Southern California. He loves movies of any and all kinds, Hollywood, indie, and everywhere in between. He loves pizza, sitcoms, rock and pop music, surfing, baseball, reading, and girls (not necessarily in that order).