06/29/2012 12:37 pm ET

TV's Best 'I Love You' Moments: Flavorwire Chronicles Classic Small Screen Couples (VIDEO)

There are three little words that, once uttered, have the potential to set up a perfect moment or a heartbreaking one. Perhaps that's why it's so rewarding to watch people say "I love you" on television as opposed to dealing with the complications of actually doing so in real life.

Enter Flavorwire and their mash-up of television's greatest "I love you" confessions.

From classic sitcom couples like Sam and Diane from "Cheers," to those who experience love at first sight at the ripe old age of 12, like Kevin Arnold and Winnie Cooper, there's something in here for everyone.

And between Pacey and Joey of "Dawson's Creek" and Summer and Seth from "The O.C.," there's no shortage of guilty-pleasure teen dramas either.

Then, there are the couples viewers have only known for a short time, but who've become instant classics, like Anna and Mr. Bates.

"I love you. I know it's not a ladylike to say it. But I'm not a lady and I don't pretend to be."

That Anna, so ahead of her time.

Check out Flavorwire's "TV's Best Confessions of Love" video above, set to the Ramones "Baby I love You," naturally.