Friends characters ROSS and RACHEL's first smooch has topped a new poll of TV kissing scenes.

The couple, played by David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston, set hearts aflutter when they locked lips in fictitious coffee shop Central Perk in 1995.

And their kissing scene has beaten Richard Chamberlain's smooch with Rachel Ward in 1983 mini-series The Thorn Birds and DIANE (Shelley Long) and SAM's (Ted Danson) CHEERS season finale romance, also in 1983.

The top 10 TV kisses in the new poll in America's TV GUIDE are:

1. ROSS + RACHEL (FRIENDS - 1995) 2. FATHER RALPH + MEGGIE (THE THORN BIRDS -1983) 3. SAM + DIANE (CHEERS - 1983) 4. CARRIE + MR BIG (SEX + THE CITY - 2004) 5. MADDIE + DAVID (MOONLIGHTING - 1987) 6. KATE + SAWYER (LOST - 2004) 7. BUFFY + SPIKE (Buffy The Vampire Slayer - 2001) 8. SUSAN + MIKE (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - 2004) 9. PACEY + JOEY (DAWSON'S CREEK - 2000)

10. SYDNEY + VAUGHN (ALIAS - 2003).

02/02/2005 21:17