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The Kissing Warm Up is when a character practices their smooching skills alone. It mostly occurs with young characters who have not had their First Kiss. It may involve kissing your hand, the mirror, a stuffed animal, a live animal, or anything handy.
- In Superstar, Mary Katherine Gallagher makes out with a tree trunk.
- In Noughts and Crosses, when Callum and Sephy are having their First Kiss, Sephy's internal monologue mentions that she has practised kissing with her pillow.
Live Action TV
- Doogie Howser, M.D.: Vinnie shows a 12-year-old female patient (who has a crush on Doogie) how to practice kissing by locking lips onto a window.
- On My So-Called Life, Danielle catches Angela kissing a mirror.
- JD of Scrubs practices kissing with his stuffed dog.
- Referenced in the Red Dwarf episode "Confidence and Paranoia", when Paranoia starts dredging up Lister's embarrassing adolescent memories.
- Justin goes through a whole kissing montage in one episode of Wizards of Waverly Place. Needless to say, Hilarity Ensues.
- Mary Camden is seen kissing the mirror in the pilot episode of 7th Heaven. She also asks her big brother Matt to help her practice at one point.
- Pepper Ann gets ready for her first unsupervised party by warming up on her hand, a watermelon, and a pillow.
- On King of the Hill, Bobby practices kissing on Luanne's hairdresser dummy.
- In The Venture Brothers, Dean practices by kissing his hand. When he later describes it as "practicing being a boyfriend," it's not taken the right way.
- Referenced in the Adventure Time episode "The Enchiridion." Finn opens the titular book to examine it and finds a page titled "Chapter 5: How to Kiss Princesses." Pausing the scene quickly reveals that the author recommends practicing on a Lip Monster beforehand.
- Doug of Doug practices kissing on a balloon.
- Hey Arnold gives us the creepy yet hilarious kiss between Helga and her Arnold shrine - made completely out of wads of his used gum.