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Two characters, usually a man and a woman, are at a big, fancy stadium that's hosting a sporting event. At halftime, they do a kiss-cam or somesuch. It lands on the couple. Oh Crap, they're doing something embarrassing, and it's all up there on the Jumbotron for everyone to watch. Alternatively, they are sitting there completely innocently, but the crowd starts pressuring them to kiss (and, typically, they're not love interests). There's usually a momentary Dull Surprise for the characters in either case.

Examples of Caught on the Jumbotron include:

Anime and Manga

  • In Lovely Complex, two characters get caught having a heart-to-heart discussion about their relationship.


  • One Archie Comics story has Archie and Betty getting caught while kissing, and being completely unaware. Veronica, who's watching at home, is furious at their moment in the spotlight and takes Archie to another game to re-create the scene, but with her in it. Hilarity Ensues.


  • In The Ugly Truth, Abbey spills her drink on Colin's lap. She starts scrubbing quite vigorously. Of course, they get caught on the Jumbotron, and it looks like she's jerking him off.
  • In Ferris Buellers Day Off, Ferris catches a foul ball. It's shown on the Jumbo and national TV, and Principal Rooney just misses it while searching arcades for him.
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective shows Ace fighting a bird-suited mascot on a Jumbotron at the end of the movie.

Live Action TV


Western Animation

  • The Simpsons:
    • One episode has the "Make an Ass of Yourself!" event for the Jumbo, and it focuses on Bart. He refuses, and so Homer tickles him until Bart wets himself.
    • Another has the kiss-cam, only with some rats and two straight guys.
    • In another ep, Homer appears on the Jumbo and starts waving to everyone...then the camera pans down to focus on his open fly.
    • Played straight in another episode with Homer and Marge kissing.
  • In the Megas XLR episode "Terminate Her", Coop first realizes that Jamie and Kiva are in trouble when Jamie appears on the Jumbotron holding hands with a girl, who happens to be Kiva's ancestor. Though his first concern is that they aren't bringing him nachos.
  • During the episode "Hookey" of Hey Arnold, Arnold and Gerald are caught on the big screen at a baseball game, much to their horror.