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14th Feb '17 12:01:14 PM Galacton
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Classic comedy trope. A character's underwear gets exposed while other people are present, usually by accident, and much to their embarrassment. Generally involves StockUnderwear, especially GoofyPrintUnderwear. This trope is primarily for comedic intent, catching a character in their most embarrassing state. Often this is the result of DefeatByModesty.

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Classic comedy trope. A ComedyTrope in which a character's underwear gets is exposed while other people are present, usually by accident, and much to their embarrassment. Generally involves StockUnderwear, especially GoofyPrintUnderwear. This The primary use of this trope is primarily for comedic intent, comedy, catching a character in their most embarrassing state.state, though it can also double as FanService. Often this is the result of DefeatByModesty.
30th Aug '16 9:55:15 AM Galacton
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Classic underwear reveal, usually accidental, much to the character's embarrassment. Generally involves StockUnderwear, especially GoofyPrintUnderwear. This trope is primarily for comedic intent, catching a character in their most embarrassing state. There's also CringeComedy present, as the situation is usually awkward.

Compare PantyShot. If revealing the character's underwear is used to defeat or incapacitate them, it's also DefeatByModesty.

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Classic underwear reveal, usually accidental, much to the comedy trope. A character's underwear gets exposed while other people are present, usually by accident, and much to their embarrassment. Generally involves StockUnderwear, especially GoofyPrintUnderwear. This trope is primarily for comedic intent, catching a character in their most embarrassing state. There's also CringeComedy present, as Often this is the situation is usually awkward.

Compare PantyShot. If revealing the character's underwear is used to defeat or incapacitate them, it's also
result of DefeatByModesty.

Compare MarilynManeuver for a specific situation in which this happens.

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7th Aug '16 4:13:22 AM Galacton
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-->-- '''Traditional prank'''

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-->-- '''Traditional prank'''
children's rhyme accompanying such an event'''



Classic underwear reveal, usually accidental, and tends to be accompanied by the above rhyme in children's shows. Generally involves StockUnderwear, especially GoofyPrintUnderwear. This trope is usually for comedic intent, catching a character in their most embarrassing state. There's also CringeComedy present, as the situation is usually awkward.

Compare PantyShot. If revealing a character's underwear is used to defeat or incapacitate a character, see also DefeatByModesty.

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Classic underwear reveal, usually accidental, and tends much to be accompanied by the above rhyme in children's shows.character's embarrassment. Generally involves StockUnderwear, especially GoofyPrintUnderwear. This trope is usually primarily for comedic intent, catching a character in their most embarrassing state. There's also CringeComedy present, as the situation is usually awkward.

Compare PantyShot. If revealing a the character's underwear is used to defeat or incapacitate a character, see them, it's also DefeatByModesty.

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13th May '16 2:33:26 PM Monolaf317
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1st Jul '15 7:23:01 PM Mdumas43073
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If revealing a character's underwear is used to defeat or incapacitate a character, see also DefeatByModesty.

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Compare PantyShot. If revealing a character's underwear is used to defeat or incapacitate a character, see also DefeatByModesty.
25th Dec '14 8:21:40 PM Galacton
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Classic underwear reveal, usually accidental, and tends to be accompanied by the above rhyme in film. Generally involves StockUnderwear, especially GoofyPrintUnderwear. This trope is usually for comedic intent, catching a character in their most embarrassing state. There's also CringeComedy present, as the situation is usually awkward.

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Classic underwear reveal, usually accidental, and tends to be accompanied by the above rhyme in film.children's shows. Generally involves StockUnderwear, especially GoofyPrintUnderwear. This trope is usually for comedic intent, catching a character in their most embarrassing state. There's also CringeComedy present, as the situation is usually awkward.
5th Mar '14 8:38:30 AM TastySauce
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-->-- Traditional prank

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-->-- Traditional prank
'''Traditional prank'''
11th Jan '14 2:44:37 AM EarlOfSandvich
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22nd Dec '13 9:07:37 PM rodneyAnonymous
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[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* On ''Series/HappyDays'', when the boys had to go for their army physicals and had to strip, Potsie's underwear had little hearts on them and Ralph's had a big lobster.
* On the first episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard and Sheldon go to retrieve Penny's TV from her heavily-muscular ex-boyfriend. The scene cuts to them leaving minus their pants.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic had a rather infamous PantyShot in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights''. He was cosplaying [[Franchise/LegendOfZelda Link]] at the time in a tunic with no pants or leggings and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and WebVideo/ObscurusLupa were forced to bring to his attention the fact that they could see his balls. Everyone on the commentaries lampshaded the {{fanservice}} of the scene, and Critic himself called back to it in his review of ''DuckTales'', claiming fond memories.
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[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Embarrassing underwear is a common trope in pro wrestling.
** In 2001, Wrestling/LanceStorm was pantsed by Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Christian}} to reveal he was wearing Power Rangers underwear.
** Roberto Rodriguez was once revealed to be wearing underwear with a picture of Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio on them.
** Wrestling/{{Goldust}} was stripped of his attire at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} 12'' by [[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper]] to reveal he was wearing women's underwear, but given the nature of the character, it was more creepy than funny.
** Wrestling/RicFlair has on more than one occasion been stripped down to his underwear, usually pastel-colored briefs.
** One ''Saturday Night's Main Event'' back in the 80's, Wrestling/JimmyHart got pulled out of his pants, revealing that he was wearing bright red briefs.
** Billy Gunn, Chuck Palumbo and [[Wrestling/RicoConstantino Rico]] got pantsed en masse by Wrestling/AlSnow, Maven and Wrestling/TorrieWilson to reveal they were all wearing skimpy thongs, going with their Ambiguously Gay gimmick.
* For women in wrestling, this usually means granny panties, as in inversion of the many {{Fanservice}} [[Characters/WWEDivas girls in wrestling]] who proudly wear thongs and have no problem showing them off.
** In 2002, Wrestling/MollyHolly had a few instances (two on TV, plus house shows) where she was revealed as wearing granny panties, to go with the prude character she was playing at the time.
** [[Characters/WWEDivas Ivory]] got stripped down to her underwear while she was in [[MoralGuardians Right To Censor]], which included granny panties with little flowers on them.
** Wrestling/VickieGuerrero was once revealed to be wearing granny panties with [[CatchPhrase "EXCUSE ME!"]] written on them.
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%%% No examples, please. We are not interested in that time you saw someone's underpants.

[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* On ''Series/HappyDays'', when the boys had to go for their army physicals and had to strip, Potsie's underwear had little hearts on them and Ralph's had a big lobster.
* On the first episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard and Sheldon go to retrieve Penny's TV from her heavily-muscular ex-boyfriend. The scene cuts to them leaving minus their pants.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic had a rather infamous PantyShot in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights''. He was cosplaying [[Franchise/LegendOfZelda Link]] at the time in a tunic with no pants or leggings and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and WebVideo/ObscurusLupa were forced to bring to his attention the fact that they could see his balls. Everyone on the commentaries lampshaded the {{fanservice}} of the scene, and Critic himself called back to it in his review of ''DuckTales'', claiming fond memories.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Embarrassing underwear is a common trope in pro wrestling.
** In 2001, Wrestling/LanceStorm was pantsed by Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Christian}} to reveal he was wearing Power Rangers underwear.
** Roberto Rodriguez was once revealed to be wearing underwear with a picture of Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio on them.
** Wrestling/{{Goldust}} was stripped of his attire at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} 12'' by [[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper]] to reveal he was wearing women's underwear, but given the nature of the character, it was more creepy than funny.
** Wrestling/RicFlair has on more than one occasion been stripped down to his underwear, usually pastel-colored briefs.
** One ''Saturday Night's Main Event'' back in the 80's, Wrestling/JimmyHart got pulled out of his pants, revealing that he was wearing bright red briefs.
** Billy Gunn, Chuck Palumbo and [[Wrestling/RicoConstantino Rico]] got pantsed en masse by Wrestling/AlSnow, Maven and Wrestling/TorrieWilson to reveal they were all wearing skimpy thongs, going with their Ambiguously Gay gimmick.
* For women in wrestling, this usually means granny panties, as in inversion of the many {{Fanservice}} [[Characters/WWEDivas girls in wrestling]] who proudly wear thongs and have no problem showing them off.
** In 2002, Wrestling/MollyHolly had a few instances (two on TV, plus house shows) where she was revealed as wearing granny panties, to go with the prude character she was playing at the time.
** [[Characters/WWEDivas Ivory]] got stripped down to her underwear while she was in [[MoralGuardians Right To Censor]], which included granny panties with little flowers on them.
** Wrestling/VickieGuerrero was once revealed to be wearing granny panties with [[CatchPhrase "EXCUSE ME!"]] written on them.
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18th Oct '13 12:58:42 PM emeriin
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic had a rather infamous PantyShot in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights''. He was cosplaying [[Franchise/LegendOfZelda Link]] at the time in a tunic with no pants or leggings and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and WebVideo/ObscurusLupa were forced to bring to his attention the fact that they could see his balls.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic had a rather infamous PantyShot in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights''. He was cosplaying [[Franchise/LegendOfZelda Link]] at the time in a tunic with no pants or leggings and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and WebVideo/ObscurusLupa were forced to bring to his attention the fact that they could see his balls. Everyone on the commentaries lampshaded the {{fanservice}} of the scene, and Critic himself called back to it in his review of ''DuckTales'', claiming fond memories.
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