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->''"RogerEbert felt [[ElviraMistressOfTheDark Elvira]]'s appearance was worth mentioning in his review, but I suspect he had a minimum word count to meet before his review went to press, and if you’re going to break out the shovel to up the word count, you might as well talk about the chick with the great rack."''
-->--'''Website/TheAgonyBooth''' recap of ''[[http://www.agonybooth.com/movies/Tribute_to_Burt_Reynolds_Hal_Needham.aspx?Page=5 Stoker Ace]]''

It could have had great humor, brilliant action sequences and diabolical villains. What everyone remembers, however, is the female lead's {{striptease}} in the {{Sweeps}} one year. Or, in an even more extreme case, a [[MaleFrontalNudity penis]] when it pops up on screen. This trope refers to the actions of characters rather than characterization.

This is the common tendency for {{fanservice}} to overshadow everything else about a work, regardless of the amount that actually occurs in it (sometimes the most remembered bit of {{fanservice}} actually comes from promotional materials, which [[NeverTrustATrailer don't accurately depict what actually happens in the show]]). At the extreme end, it becomes AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame... with boobs. This can be so powerful and effective in Hollywood that the HollywoodHypeMachine will go into overdrive and make an actress who bared all (or most) of herself an instant, overnight household name. Don't laugh- [[AmericanPie Shannon Elizabeth]] and [[WildThings Denise Richards]] got ''years'' of movie roles because of this trope.

For the more romantic equivalent, see MostFanficWritersAreGirls. See also FreudWasRight. When a viewer looks at a work specifically to see the stripper, they're JustHereForGodzilla. See also FanserviceExtra and DancingBear. OneSceneWonder is a similar phenomenon, but mostly unrelated.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]
* Despite ''DivergenceEve'' delivering a serious plot, it's only remembered for the female characters' impressive chest.
* {{Nisemonogatari}}, the sequel to ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'', has several interesting characters with very witty fast cut dialogue, amazing visuals and AkiyukiShinbo's unique directing style, not to mention the subtext of the meaning of original and imitation regarding everyday life. But you will all fondly recall the moment where you nearly died of laughter or shame when Koyomi brushed Karen's teeth and it was supposed to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything remind you of something]].
* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' only had one fanservice episode, very early in the series, but it's the reason most commonly cited (right before the TransformationSequence) by people who [[HypeAversion don't want to watch it]].
* Mention ''MahouSenseiNegima'' and most people will inevitably think of Fanservice or ClothingDamage. Yes, the manga has a lot of fanservice, but it also has a ton of CharacterDevelopment, an epic plot, and a ton of [[CoolVersusAwesome awesome fights]]. Still doesn't keep the fanservice from overshadowing just about everything else in the popular perception of the series, even though the fanservice is just the frosting on the (very awesome) cake.
** As with the previous example, it doesn't help that the early volumes were more {{fanservice}}-heavy than later ones.
*** It definitely doesn't help that a lot of people's only exposure is the first anime, which is severely lacking in a lot of the more combat oriented storylines. Ironically, the second anime lacks any fanservice what-so-ever.
** In-universe, Takane D. Goodman is remembered by others for getting naked a lot ([[ClothingDamage although never by her own choice]]) and little else, except for her co-workers, who try to console her about that.
** In fact, Takane is so used to it that, [[spoiler: When she challenges Negi (and loses]] in chapter 345, [[spoiler: when she ISN'T stripped of her clothes (which is how Negi usually and accidentily wins against her a lot), she's insulted, and DEMANDS that he [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v37/c345/6.html undress her.]]]]
* In ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', we have Yoko, the postergirl for MsFanservice. All she's ever seen wearing [[hottip:*: at least in the first arc]] is a bikini top, short shorts, pink boots and a {{BFG}}. Oh, the show had something else in it, too. Something about robots.
** On the male side of things, everyone remembers Kamina being the [[LargeHam the king of all hams]] and, aside from his CoolShades and BadassCape, wearing [[WalkingShirtlessScene nothing above the waist]].
* ''EdenOfTheEast'' is an OntologicalMystery story that revolves around a man who wakes up with eight-billion yen and no memory as he seeks to find out who he is, why he erased his own memory, and just what the secret organization that gave him all that money expects him to do with it. You would probably not know this from talking to its fans, however, because they're all too busy giggling over [[http://omochikaeri.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/eden_of_the_east.jpg this]].
* ''{{Urotsukidouji}}'' consists of NaughtyTentacles and... what else? (It's the TropeMaker and [[TropeCodifier Codifier]] for a reason.)
** In fairness, there really isn't any other reason to watch; the story is at best a barely coherent ExcusePlot ([[PornWithoutPlot which is common for hentai]]).
* There's a scene in ''DarkerThanBlack'' where November 11 lounges around [[spoiler:Amber's headquarters]] buck-naked. Naturally, fan tributes kind of fixate on it.
* ''QueensBlade'' has a fairly good story behind it, most people probably never saw it. Everyone either just hears about the "acid boobs" in the first episode and turns away, or conversely got hooked on the series BECAUSE of the acid boobs.
* Ask the majority of the IkkiTousen fandom what they remember the most - chances are [[PantyShot panty shots]], [[{{Gainaxing}} boobs]] and [[GirlOnGirlIsHot the yuri (explicit or subtext)]] will be regular answers over anything remotely to do with The Romance Of The Three Kingdoms.
* With ''{{Simoun}}'', everyone remembers the underaged lesbian powered airplanes.
* ''CannonGodExaxxion'' is a near-''[[NeonGenesisEvangelion Eva]]''-level deconstruction of SuperRobot stories, particularly of the "[[AlienInvasion aliens invade]], teenager's [[MadScientist scientist grandfather]] gives him [[HumongousMecha a robot to fight them with]]" variety and has a lot to say about the nature of heroism and the truth. Ask people about it on the Internet, though, and all you'll hear is talk, often derisive, about certain scenes with {{Lolicon}} undertones (and, uh, one with possible ''over''tones, but still).
* ''SpiceAndWolf'' prominently features the female lead stark naked in the first episode. (She's not human, but that can lead people to the wrong conclusions easily enough.)
* ''MagicalPokaan'' was a CuteMonsterGirl version of ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'', but what everyone seems to remember most is DarkSkinnedBlonde {{Stripperific}} [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent wolfgirl]] Liru, who went on to become a MemeticSexGod BreakoutCharacter.
** Other memorable incidents include Yuuma's occasional MarilynManeuver due to ChunkyUpdraft and a FuroScene featuring [[GagBoobs overdeveloped]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting tanuki]] "[[GenderBender girls]]"
* Blatantly [[EnforcedTrope exploited]] in ''SeikonNoQwaser'': even once the quality of animation, illustration and story begins to decline in later episodes, loyal viewers keep watching just for that [[JustHereForGodzilla breast-feeding scene]].
* ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' is the story of a woman trying to make a life for herself and her 6 year-old daughter after a massive disaster takes away everything from her, including her memories; all while dodging Child Protective Services and getting caught up in a corporate power struggle. It's also the story of said woman turning into superpowered warrior with a ridiculously {{Stripperific}} outfit and getting into fights that are the very definition of OrgasmicCombat. Guess which part people remember more (hell, guess which part is used to ''market'' the show?)
* ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'' had a prominently large proportion of male viewers watching it only for Chun-Li's ShowerScene. Apparently {{fanservice}}-loving Masami Ohbari noticed and provided respective shower scenes as well on the [[FatalFury fighting game]] [[BattleArenaToshinden spin offs]] he directed.
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[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* Psylocke of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}. Even leaving aside her years in MarvelUK (pilot, secret agent, dead fiance, killed her brother's EvilTwin when he tried to rape her...), remember those years she spent as the team's primary [[{{Telepathy}} telepath]]? How about those two times she [[BadAss took on Sabretooth with nothing but her psychic powers and won?]] ... Nothing? Okay, how about that time she got turned into a generic Asian babe and spent years doing nothing but pose in a thong?
* [[InUniverse]] Jade lampshaded this in GreenLantern when she laments that ''everyone'' saw her spread in Bikini Magazine. (Of course, it's kinda hard to forget a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe green-skinned babe]] in a bikini, but I digress...)
* What are the [[MostCommonSuperPower two things everyone remembers]] about PowerGirl?
** [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Her cynical sense of humor and tragic backstory about trying to find her true past]]?
** Her [[DoubleEntendre firm but well-rounded "backstory"]] isn't too bad either.
** Three, if you count the boob window.
* "Of course ''{{Empowered}}'' is a good series! It's got a truly courageous female character who highlights the inherent sexism in superhero comics. It does surprising things with its main cast's character development. It's really funny. It's got more [[BoundAndGagged bondage]] and {{clothing damage}} than you'd think possible to fit in a comic... hey, where are you going?"
** "You'll like it now. I mean, the later volumes are far more [[CerebusSyndrome serious]] and respectful. Ninjette, Thugboy and Sistah Spooky are all fleshed out, Emp barely gets tied up at all, and even uses her status as a stripping-magnet tactical- No?"
* ''BattleChasers'' is remembered for three things, and two of them were on Red Monika's chest. (The other, even more unfortunately, was the book's chronic lateness.)
* ''NovasAventurasDeMegaman'' had rampant nakedness. However, that only started with issue 12 of 16. The comic is now mostly known for this.
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[[folder: Film A-M ]]
* ''10''. Bo Derek runs in slow motion on the beach.
* ''1 Million Years BC'' is mostly remembered for [[NubileSavage the poster]] showing Raquel Welch in a FurBikini.
* Sigourney Weaver's earlier thriller movie, ''{{Half Moon Street}}'' (about an academic who takes to escort work to pay for her PhD) is generally remembered for the fact she spends a great deal of it in the nude. One scene of a topless Sigourney on an exercise bike, tends to lodge in the mind.
* ''Film/TheAlphabetKiller'': Pretty much a movie about ElizaDushku's breasts.
* ''AngelHeart'' was a twisted horror-noir movie staring RobertDeNiro, Mickey Rourke, and directed by the guy who did PinkFloyd's ''TheWall''. Not ringing any bells? How about the sex scene involving the daughter from ''TheCosbyShow''? Ok, now you remember.
* ''BasicInstinct'': Interrogation scene. Sharon Stone's leg moves. Basically that brief flash of flesh is the only thing most people remember from this film. There's a reason it's described as the film that ruined a million [=VCRs=].
* ''Film/BlackSwan'': If the early hype was to be believed, it was about MilaKunis having lesbian sex with NataliePortman[[hottip:+:Or making out with Portman and going down on her body double]]... and something about ballet?
* ''Blame it on Rio'': Demi Moore was topless in it (yawn) and then Michelle Johnson . . . GOOD LORD SHE WAS FIFTEEN!!!
* ''Blood On Satan's Claw'' is an extremely well-made and chilling British horror film from 1971. It is mostly remembered for two scenes, featuring future and past ''Series/DoctorWho'' actors respectively.
** The first is where Linda Hayden (as Angel Blake) tempts Anthony Ainley (as Reverend Fallowfield) with her naked body right in the church. Because he is ([[PlayingAgainstType for once]]) one of the good characters, he turns her down.
** The second is where Wendy Padbury is gang-raped and then killed by Angel's Satanic cult. [[AllMenArePerverts Zoe fanboys often]] [[UnfortunateImplications ignore the context of this scene and instead focus on a half-second of nipple]].
* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103843/ Blown Away]]'' is an obscure thriller from 1992 only two groups of people will remember: Fans of "The Two Coreys" and fans of [[{{Baywatch}} Nicole]] [[CharlesInCharge Eggert]] (who is naked for at least 20% of the movie).
* ''TheBlueLagoon'' - though far less actual naughty bits were shown than people remember, thanks to judicious use of camera angles and GodivaHair.
* ''{{Bound}}'', from the way some people talk about it, you'd think it was an hour and forty minutes of lesbian sex.
* ''BrokebackMountain'' was all about HeathLedger and JakeGyllenhaal having anal sex in a tent! And possibly some sheep.
** Don't forget Anne Hathaway's boobies!
* ''TheBrownBunny'' probably had a plot, but mainly remembered as the film where ChloeSevigny performs un-simulated fellatio on the writer/director/star.
* ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' is remembered for being terrible and having HalleBerry in a really sexy leather costume. In that order.
* ''{{Closer}}''; NataliePortman works in a strip club. That's pretty much all most people can remember.
* ''Film/{{Coraline}}'' was apparently 100 minutes of a fat woman's breasts. Can you people just get over it already?
* It's difficult to think that ANYONE would have heard of ''Cruel Intentions 2'' had it not been for the shower scene... but even that is pushing it, as those few people are very few and far between. The original ''CruelIntentions'' is remembered for the lesbian kiss scene between Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair... which, interestingly enough, was in [[DangerousLiaisons the novel]] the movie was based on. A novel written in the ''Eighteenth Century''.
* ''Literature/DangerousLiaisons'': UmaThurman is 18 and topless.
* Jacqueline Bisset. ''The Deep''. Wet T-shirt.
** That scene made "wet T-shirt" a household phrase, even among people who never saw the movie.
* ''Don't Look Now'' might be a partial aversion. Its unusually long sex scene between Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie is memorable for being one of the most definitive in a mainstream movie. Even then, it doesn't quite match the impact of the conclusion.
* The biggest selling point of ''{{Entrapment}}'' is the scene where ClassyCatBurglar Catherine Zeta-Jones squirms her ass [[LaserHallway under a laser tripwire.]]
* ''FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''? That's the movie where the chick from ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' gets naked, right?
** During the VHS era, many video rental stores reported tracking issues during Phoebe Cates' topless scene because people would rewind it and watch it over and over again.
* ''Film/{{Fanboys}}'': [[VeronicaMars Kristen]] [[Series/{{Heroes}} Bell]] in the Leia costume. [[spoiler:To save you ten minutes of searching right now; she wears it at the END of the movie while they're standing in line at the cinema]].
* ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'': SalmaHayek as the stripper. You don't care about anything else in that movie, do you?
* Although the sequels are known for a high degree of [[ChainsawGood chainsaws]] and ass-kicking, the original ''TheEvilDead'' is best known for the bit where Ash's sister gets raped [[WhenTreesAttack by a tree]].
** Including director Sam Raimi, who ''still'' regrets leaving that scene in the final cut.
* ''FightClub''. Known by diehard fans as a funny, compelling and provocative dramedy about psychology, technology and consumerism. Remembered by most viewers for the {{fight scene}}s: male viewers for the thrill of [[GoodOldFisticuffs guys beating the crap out of each other]], female viewers for the sight of a shirtless, sweating BradPitt.
* While ''ForgettingSarahMarshall'' is still memorable for a variety of merits, it's rare for someone to have a conversation about it without mentioning [[MaleFrontalNudity Jason Segel's penis.]]
* The only thing anyone seems to remember about the ''Film/FridayThe13th'' remake was the rather gratuitous sex scene halfway through.
* ''FullMetalJacket''. The prostitute to the tune of ''These Boots Are Made For Walkin'.''
-->'''Hooker:''' Got a girlfriend? Me love you, long time.
** This movie also has the Bathroom shooting scene with Vincent D'Onofrio. Most people remember nothing beyond that scene and the one mentioned above.
*** Well, nothing beyond those two scenes ''and'' R. Lee Ermey's DrillSergeantNasty routine at the beginning of the film...
* ''The Gift'' is all about a young Katie Holmes baring her breasts and yelling the F-word at some guy.
** ''HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope beautifully with an exchange between [[ThoseTwoGuys Rosenberg and Goldstein]]:
-->'''Goldstein:''' We're gonna watch ''The Gift'' on HBO. Supposedly Katie Holmes shows her titties in this movie!
* ''Grim Prairie Tales''. Nobody remembers anything about it at all except for the unbirthing.
* Goths and hippies may love ''Gypsy 83'' for it's story and characters, but most everyone else just remembers Sara Rue's giant rack.
* Hours after the film of ''HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' was released, all anyone talked about was the ghost images of Harry and Hermione getting naked and making out.
* ''The Hidden'' with [[BabylonFive Claudia Christian]] as a stripper. Who somehow screws a guy to death.
* Anyone remember ''TheDarjeelingLimited''? Heard of the short tie-in film ''HotelChevalier''? No? It's the one where NataliePortman gets naked onscreen for the first time. Now do you remember?
* ''{{Film/Hounddog}}'' consists solely of DakotaFanning getting raped.
* In ''[[TheHowling Howling II]]'', Sybil Danning rips her bodice open to expose her breasts, and this shot is shown repeatedly in the end credits montage. RogerEbert's review nominated the repetitions of the shot as the movie's second and third interesting moments, though other viewers have counted more (repetitions, that is).
* ''{{Irreversible}}'' likewise consists solely of a face being smashed in with a fire hydrant and a ten minute rape scene.
* Even among those who haven't seen it, the horror film ''Film/JackFrost1997'' is known for the scene where the evil snowman rapes [[AmericanPie Shannon Elizabeth]] with his carrot-nose.
* ''Film/JamesBond'' films are [[GirlOfTheWeek naturally prone to this]]:
** ''Film/DrNo'' - Honey's bikini scene
** ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' - HalleBerry comes out of the water, which was a direct homage to the scene in ''Dr. No''.
** And ''Film/GoldenEye'''s FemmeFatale that [[MurderousThighs killed people with her thighs]].
** Barbara Carrera as Fatima Blush in ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''..."Sign it!"
** ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', adversely, may be best remembered for a scene of DanielCraig in swim trunks. That man has no neck.
*** Probably because his creator only had a limited amount of inches of muscle and skin. So he put them to good use elsewhere.
*** And the torture scene. "Now the whole world's gonna know that you died scratching my balls!"
*** ''LoveIsTheDevil'' was about DanielCraig without those trunks... and some painter.
** ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', naked woman covered in gold {{body paint}}. This scene, as well as the interviews / directors cuts / pictures of the actress getting painted / etc etc single-handedly spawned an entire genre of porn.
** And every credit sequence in the ''entire series''. Hmm, what's that you say? The Supervising Art Director for ''Film/GoldenEye'' was -- HOLY CRAP A TWO-HEADED WOMAN WITH A GUN COMING OUT OF HER MOUTH! BOOBS AND EXPLOSIONS -- oops, credit's gone. Darn.
* ''JennifersBody'': That's the movie where MeganFox makes out with a [[{{Meganekko}} cute, nerdy]] [[AmandaSeyfried chick]], right? And... bites people?
* A somewhat literal behind-the-scenes example with ''{{Juno}}'' screenwriter DiabloCody. What detail about her never fails to get brought up by interviewers?
* ''TheKentuckyFriedMovie'' is that movie with "''[[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule Catholic High School Girls in Trouble]]''" and that sketch where the guys on the news watch a couple having sex (which starts when her bra comes off). There may've been other things too.
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''? That's the movie about DavidBowie's crotch, right?
** Don't knock it, [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick it taught pre-teen girls]] some very interesting differences between males and females.
** It's also about JenniferConnelly dressed up [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses as a princess in very flattering and form-fitting gowns at various moments]].
* ''The Last Picture Show'' was acclaimed by critics upon release. Today, it's remembered mainly for Cybill Shepherd's nude scenes.
* ''Lifeforce'': The naked space-vampire movie. (Oh, and PatrickStewart is in it briefly.)
* ''Lost Highway'': If you can't get past the labyrinthine plot, you'll probably only remember Patricia Arquette's controversial forced-striptease scene at Mr. Eddy's house.
* Lad magazines say that it's worth watching the [[TrueArtIsAngsty angsty]] and [[TearJerker depressing]] ''{{Melancholia}}'' just to see KirstenDunst naked.
* The scene in ''Mischief'' where Kelly Preston goes full frontal to the strains of The Platters' "My Prayer". We dare anyone to come up with anything else about this movie (without Googling).
* ''MoscowOnTheHudson'' is "that movie where Maria Conchita Alonso is naked in the bathtub. Oh, and RobinWilliams is there too.
* ''MulhollandDrive'' apparently consists entirely of random weird stuff surrounding a hot lesbian make-out between NaomiWatts and LauraHarring. Except that really ''is'' all that happened.
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[[folder: Film N-Z ]]
* Film/TheNameOfTheRose. James Bond is a crime-solving monk, and all everyone remembers is the hot peasant girl and the novice getting it on (it is, admittedly, a well-done sex scene).
* The brutal and almost legendary death scene of Christina 'Tina' Grey from the original ''ANightmareOnElmStreet''.
* ''NotAnotherTeenMovie''? Isn't that the movie where some dude comes out wearing only whipped cream, two cherries and a banana?
** No that's the one with the constantly naked foreign exchange student whose actress happened to be the same who played [[PowerRangersLostGalaxy a Yellow Power Ranger]].
* ''Original Sin'' had a steamy sex scene between AngelinaJolie and AntonioBanderas near the beginning of the movie. Nobody really cares about what happened after that.
* ''Paradise'' is a 1982 movie/shameless ripoff of ''TheBlueLagoon''. There are only two reasons anyone remembers it: For the minority - its Phoebe Cates' film debut (predating ''FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh'' by four months). For the ''vast'' majority - Phoebe Cates is naked at damn near every opportunity.
** So couldn't the latter be considered the "two reasons"?
* ''Perdita Durango'' is a barely-remembered 1997 film about a criminal couple who kidnap two people in an attempt to sacrifice them before they go on a mission. The only thing memorable about the film is a sequence where female supporting character Estelle (Aimee Graham) is tied up and raped by Romeo (Javier Bardem), and whether or not she enjoyed the experience.
* ''ThePiano'' is about HarveyKeitel showing off his hairy naughty parts. And HollyHunter playing the piano on a beach.
* When ''[[{{Piranha}} Piranha 3D]]'' was released in 2010 the underwater nude ballet scene quickly became the most famous thing about the movie.
** Either that or Jerry O'Connell's character getting his penis bitten off.
* Do you remember anything about the film ''PowderBlue''? Neither do I, except for the fact that it featured Jessica Biel's first nude scene.
* ''{{Push}}'': Fourteen year old DakotaFanning doing the ZettaiRyouiki thing.
* ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' was about Princess Leia in a metal bikini...and something about some teddy bears and there being a trap.
* And for more evidence that the ''I Am Sam'' girl has grown up, watch ''TheRunaways'', which is basically about Fanning making out with Kristen Stewart.
* ''TheSevenYearItch'' is remembered more for the [[AllThereInTheManual publicity shot]] of MarilynMonroe [[MarilynManeuver having her skirt lifted by a subway vent]] than any actual scene from the movie (or [[AdaptationDisplacement the play]], for that matter).
* ''Sherrybaby'': MaggieGyllenhaal spends a good portion of the movie naked (as opposed to ''{{Secretary}}'', where she's only naked at the end), including one scene where she's just out of the shower. Anyone remember the plot to this thing?
** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Something about a druggie trying to get rid of her daughter, right?]]
* ''ShockCorridor'': Constance Towers's extended striptease isn't the only thing that sticks in your head, but it certainly is unforgettable.
* ''Sirens''. Full frontal nudity from many famous ladies (Elle [=MacPherson=] and Portia de Rossi, to name two). The dream scene in the lake is the one most folks remember.
* ''{{SOB}}'': This satire on the nature of Hollywood should be remembered as William Holden's final movie. Instead most people remember it as the movie in which Julie Andrews appeared topless.
* ''{{Species}}'' was a pretty forgettable sci-fi horror film. The only reason anybody still remembers it is because the hot blonde in it spent a lot of time walking around naked.
* Anybody remember anything about ''{{Splash}}'' that didn't involve Daryl Hannah naked?
** In a PG-rated movie? In a {{Disney}} PG-rated movie?[[hottip:*:All right, it was Touchstone - the very first Touchstone movie, in fact.]]
** TomHanks was in it (somewhere)?
* The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' movie was praised for [[{{Reboot}} re-creating]] a forty-year-old franchise. Most people will forget the imploding planets and tattooed Romulans in favor of the GoodLookingPrivates. Who cares about alternate timelines when Kirk's making [[ButtMonkey nigh-constant injury]] look sexy?
** And the [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe green chick]] and Uhura in their underwear.
* Everyone remembers ''StrawDogs'' for three reasons:
** Susan George gets raped [[VictimFallsForRapist and likes it]].
** '''Giant beartrap.'''
** DustinHoffman going ''batshit crazy''.
* ''{{Swordfish}}'' is the movie where HalleBerry showed her breasts for the first time. There was also something about a hacker...
** To the point that a good deal of marketing focused on how much extra (reputedly $500,000) she was paid specifically for agreeing to flash her breasts for no particularly good reason in a single scene.
** Her film ''MonstersBall'' is largely remembered the same way because of her steamy sex scene, but it was good enough on its own merits to win her an Oscar.
* ''The {{Terminator}}'' 's ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Linda Hamilton having hot sex with Michael Biehn, to a lovely piano version of the Terminator theme.
** ''Terminator Salvation'' homaged this with [[RhymesOnADime Moon Bloogood showing her boobs]]. Scene was cut from the theatrical release to qualify for a PG-13 rating, but was re-inserted into the special extended Blu-Ray edition. Watch the movie with this scene included, and Sam Worthington, ChristianBale, AntonYelchin and everybody else being all angsty doesn't matter anymore.
** Terminator? Oh yeah! That's the film series where, in the third one, there's a hot female who has no clothes on at the start of the movie, then gets into tight leathers for the rest, and can [[GagBoobs INFLATE HER OWN BOOBS]].
* ''{{Titanic}}'' has a number of scenes and lines that endure in the popular memory, but none moreso than KateWinslet's taking off her clothes for a nude portrait (which, mind you, [[HelloNurse is very impressive]]). Equaled by the (literally) steamy in-car sex between Jack and Rose. Impressive, considering all you really see is a hand pressed against a window.
* The common consensus is that the best scene from the ''TombRaider'' movie is when [[ActionGirl Lara]] is showering, then gets out of shower and briefly uses a ModestyTowel before casting it aside for a ToplessnessFromTheBack shot and side boob.
* What makes ''TotalRecall'' different from all the other ArnoldSchwarzenegger movies? Two -- no, in this movie it's ''[[http://i.somethingawful.com/inserts/articlepics/photoshop/04-25-08-movies/KillerFuzzball.jpg three]]'' [[{{Multiboobage}} things]].
* ''TheTourist'' showcases a rather odd case of this happening to a movie ''before it even began filming''! The press went kind of like this: Spy thriller set in Italy directed by [[ChildrenOfMen Alfonso Cuaron]] and starring Sam Worthington and Charlize Theron? Not exciting enough. Cuaron replaced with [[Film/TheLivesofOthers Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck]] and the stars replaced with AngelinaJolie and JohnnyDepp? A little more interesting, I guess. A script leak revealing a ''steamy shower sex scene'' between Jolie and Depp? '''OH MY GOD GET THE PHOTOGRAPHERS TO ITALY ASAP!!!'''
** And then the shower scene was cut during filming, allegedly upon request of Johnny Depp's girlfriend. Serves us all right, I guess.
* JamieLeeCurtis in ''TrueLies''. Screw the Harrier chases, the many, many explosions or Arnie at his LargeHam best. Everyone remembers Curtis' shadowy striptease first and foremost. (Of course YMMV on whether you remember because you thought it was FetishFuel or misogynistic crap.)
* ''TheUnborn'' is [[ThisIsSparta All. About. Odette. Yustman's. ASS.]] So much that [[MaleGaze her butt is the main focus]] on [[http://www.filmtastic.net/images/theunborn1.jpg the poster]].
* ''UnderSiege'' is that movie where Erika Eleniak jumps out of a cake topless.
** Or more accurately, the movie where Erika Eleniak jumps out of a cake topless then later on Tommy Lee Jones gets a knife stuck in his head.
* ''Varsity Blues''? Isn't that the movie where some chick comes out in a whipped cream bikini?
** Of course, not. It was also the movie where high school students discover their teacher is secretly a stripper.
* ''VaseDeNoces'', that is the film's official title and not ''The Pig Fucking Movie''.
* Never mind Tim Roth doing a MoneyDearBoy role, ''Virgin Territory'' is all about Hayden Christensen making whoopee with naughty nuns-and Mischa Barton baring her boobs.
** Then people are remembering things that didn't even happen -- Barton's done some nudity, but not in that movie.
* From what is said on the message boards on the IMDB you'd think that ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' consisted of 160 minutes of a blue penis.
* ''{{Whiteout}}'' had a scene where Kate Beckinsale was [[FanService taking off her clothes]] before [[ShowerScene taking a shower]] even though "Hollywood showers" are not allowed at the South Pole due to water restrictions.. What's the plot of the movie? Nobody seems to remember.
* The most memorable things about ''The Warrior and the Sorceress'', aside from the fact that it stars a sword-wielding David Carradine, are the fact that the titular (heh...) Sorceress is topless the entire time, and a [[MultiBoobage woman with four breasts]] who has an erotic dance scene and then [[{{Squick}} tries to kill Carradine with a tentacle that comes out of her vagina.]] She's even [[http://www.impawards.com/1984/warrior_and_the_sorceress.html on the poster for the movie]] (unless it's meant to be some ''other'' chick with four boobs), with the Sorceress nowhere to be seen.
* ''WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' might as well have been named ''Jessica Rabbit Makes It Okay To Think An Animated Character Is Hot''. (For those of you who haven't seen it: She got her last name by marriage. Also, she's not bad - she's just drawn that way.)
* ''TheWholeNineYards''. There was the toplessness of Amanda Peet, and something about money...
* The original version of ''TheWickerMan'', in which:
** Britt Ekland - and her body double - get naked, do a sexy dance, and sing "Willow's Song"
** [[ItWasHisSled A crowd of villagers put Edward Woodward in a big wicker man and set him on fire]], while ChristopherLee leads them in a [[SoundtrackDissonance rousing rendition]] of "Sumer Is Icumen In".
** The "remake", on the other hand, has no fanservice whatsoever, but does stand out for NicolasCage punching out a woman while wearing a bear costume... and being completely terrible. And [[BeeBeeGun bees]] ([[MemeticMutation my God]]).
* ''WildThings'' is actually a pretty good "whodunit?" that has twists and turns... and DeniseRichards' champagne-covered breast implants. Mention ''Wild Things'' to a male and ask them to name a scene from it; it'll either be that or the part where she makes out with Neve Campbell[[hottip:*:'s body double]].
** Or Kevin Bacon's junk.
* ''Film/TheWingsOfTheDove'', a lengthy involved plot about some people in olde timey days trying to get rich, and then right at the end several glorious minutes of HelenaBonhamCarter speechifying in the buff.
* ''Film/WomenInLove''. The 1969 adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel included Glenda Jackson's Academy Award winning performance, but today, the film is largely remembered for the sweaty naked wrestling scene with Alan Bates and OliverReed, and having one of the first depictions of male frontal nudity in a major studio film.
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[[folder: Literature ]]
* There's a very graphic and deeply disturbing female-on-male rape scene early in the first book of ''Literature/{{Orcs}}''. It seems that a lot of people stopped reading there.
* D.H. Lawrence is widely known for ''Lady Chatterley's Lover'', and that book is remembered for one specific scene. It could even be argued that the ''entire book'' is this trope; it's hardly the author's best work, but it's still the most recognized Lawrence title. Why? The entire book is about sex. In the UK, it's arguably for the fact that it being about sex resulted in an obscenity trial. The jury found the experience to be rather stimulating.
* ''HowNotToWriteANovel'' offers three examples for the 'list of ingredients' method of descriptions gone wrong: the living room, the zoo, and the porn studio. Which one does everyone remember? The porn studio.
* Stephen King's ''{{It}}'' Yeah, that one scene in the sewer, which wasn't in the TV miniseries for obvious reasons.
** And that other similar scene which also wasn't included in the TV miniseries for even more obvious reasons.
* Terry Pratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels tend to avoid or skirt over sex or erotica. However, Discworld/{{Thud}} has a scene which smacks of genuine contrivance, maybe as a TakeThat! to fanfic writers who insist on pairing off the most unlikely characters in contrived scenes where they inevitably get off with each other. Sally and Angua end up knee-deep in mud, naked, and squaring off for what could either end up as a cat-fight or something else; Sally subverts either result with a joke about how people might so much want to see this that they'd pay good money for it.
* In the SwordOfTruth, there are a few examples that stand out above all the others, though there's [[AuthorAppeal enough material]] that most of them don't even stand out.
** The "spirit house" becomes a running gag between Richard and Kahlan.
** Kahlan, leading the D'Harans against the Order, wearing only bodypaint.
** Nicci, riding out against an army with her dress pulled down so nobody would notice her face.
** Nicci, abusing the Maternity spell she cast on Kahlan.
** Denna. But [[{{Squick}} we wish we could forget]].
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''Merlin'' has [[http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldw74aKWaZ1qd1awpo1_500.jpg shirtless Arthur.]] Starting with season 2, that happens on average at least once an episode. Oh, and also, [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EFIeAmK8nkQ/ToDigxVbABI/AAAAAAAAEs4/PzlWwbhgX2Y/s1600/id_10477.jpg Leon, Gwaine, and Percival.]] [[http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/25500000/Season-4-Cast-Photos-merlin-on-bbc-25523059-1707-2560.jpg Gwen's cleavage]] [[http://www.google.com/imgres?q=gwen+the+hunter%27s+heart&um=1&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=643&tbm=isch&tbnid=Em-NJMZQywmTEM:&imgrefurl=http://merlin.wikia.com/wiki/File:Gwen_in_the_hunter%27s_heart_2.jpg&docid=yd3eM8K62O8MuM&itg=1&imgurl=http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120221203318/merlin1/images/e/eb/Gwen_in_the_hunter%2527s_heart_2.jpg&w=400&h=225&ei=TWaDT-afMYvUgAfElY34Bw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=503&vpy=364&dur=1195&hovh=168&hovw=300&tx=175&ty=102&sig=100602016818766572958&page=1&tbnh=102&tbnw=181&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:14,s:0,i:97 and harem-girl outfit.]] And [[http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/25200000/Morgana-Merlin-season-4-katie-mcgrath-25207796-1707-2560.jpg Morgana's black lace dress.]] Not to mention shirtless Lancelot in ''Lancelot du Lac'' coming ''dripping wet'' out of the middle of the Lake.
* ''Oz'': That's the show where Christopher Meloni and his co-mates get naked and show off their penises before raping other naked guys in the shower, right? Was there also great dialogue, realistic characters, great acting, and amazing storylines, or was that just a rumor?
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a lot of cases:
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber The Mind Robber]]'' is a surreal story set in a world of fairy tales, mythology, classical literature...and [[{{Zeerust}} a newspaper comic serial from the year 2000]] and what's the first image that comes to mind? Zoe's bum.
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death]]'' has sparkling DouglasAdams wit, a man aging to death and the villain being defeated by a punch. Main popular memory - Lalla Ward in a SexySchoolwoman outfit.
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E4Terminus Terminus]]'' has a leprosy-like disease, a man going back in time and creating the universe, and Turlough with the Black Guardian. What does everyone remember? Nyssa taking off her skirt.
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani The Caves of Androzani]]'' features the regeneration from Fifth to Sixth and actually has the Fifth Doctor being {{badass}}. The memory? Peri's cleavage while she's holding the regenerating Doctor.
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric The Curse of Fenric]]'' completes the epic storyline of the struggle against the dark gods and cosmic forces the Doctor has been playing TheChessmaster against. The memory? Half a second of Sophie Aldred's knickers.
** Pretty much the entirety of Louise Jameson's (Leela) time as companion to the 4th Doctor. Tight leather minidresses split to the hip, prominent cleavage, and plenty of poses emphasizing both.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E12BadWolf Bad Wolf]]", where everybody is fighting for their lives in gameshows that try to kill you, and what does everyone remember? Jack Harkness, naked in front of millions of viewers. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Their viewing figures just went up]].
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetofFire Planet of Fire]]" has ''two'' examples of this trope, one for the boys and one for the girls. What do the boys remember? Peri in a Bikini. What do the the girls remember? Turlough taking off his tight short shorts.
** ''The End of Time'', part 1 features the return of the Master and Donna's father Wilf and the Doctor coming to terms with his impending regeneration, as well as [[spoiler:the return of the Time Lords themselves while the Master turns almost every human into clones of himself]]. What do people remember? TheMaster a) emerging naked from a swirl of blue energy b) tied up to a chair with several straps, with his legs spread c) the Master wearing ''a red leather collar with a leash'' d) the Master in ''a straitjacket'' and finally, e) ''the Master in a pink dress''.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E01TheEleventhHour Eleven's very first episode]], we have a gambit involving a computer virus that draws the authorities to the MonsterOfTheWeek, as well as an undertone of abandonment as Amy Pond waits for 14 years for her Doctor. What do people recall? The Doctor of stripping down in front of his companion Amy and her friend Rory. Naturally, Rory looks away, but Amy doesn't -- and neither do the fangirls. Of course, what any guy who watched the episode will remember is Amy in the police uniform.
* Remember the episode where ''MorkAndMindy'' first kissed? No? Remember the one where Mork befriended a caterpillar and then thought it died when really it was just becoming a butterfly? No? Remember the one where Mork was captured by the sexy Nectrotons, whose leader was played by Raquel Welch? I thought so.
* ''{{Chuck}}''. Yvonne Strahovski regularly strapping weaponry on whilst wearing underwear. Also, the constant presence of the CatFight.
* ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' is primarily remembered for a pair of short shorts. They are even commonly called "Daisy Dukes" after the character that wears them.
* The promo for the shocking, [[TearJerker heartbreaking]], Emmy-winning ''Series/{{House}}'' episode "House's Head" featured its scene of Cuddy doing a strip tease for House. (The episode itself did, too, [[NeverTrustATrailer for a wonder]].)
* In the ''{{Firefly}}'' episode "Trash" the crew stole something and then there was Mal, [[SceneryCensor in the desert, naked.]]
** It is also the series where ''one of the main characters'' is a prostitute. Oh, sorry, [[InsistentTerminology "Companion"]].
** Uh, guys? Topless ChristinaHendricks anyone?
*** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Oh hey, uh, flesh...]]
*** [[MemeticMutation I'll be in my bunk...]]
* ''{{Brookside}}'', the soap opera set in Liverpool where Anna Friel kissed another girl. One of the first acknowledgements on British TV that lesbians existed, and avant-garde for its time.
* Janet Jackson's "[[NippleAndDimed wardrobe malfunction]]" at the 2004 SuperBowl Halftime Show caused a ''shitstorm'' of controversy which is still occasionally joked about, and the NFL has only brought in "safe" classic rock bands ever since. Now do you remember who was actually ''playing'' in the championship game that year? Which is sad, because it was one of the most exciting Super Bowls ever.
** To be fair, a sizable portion of people watching the Super Bowl weren't watching it for the game.
** Even more so because most people do not actually remember the scene as it happened, since it was over far too quickly to notice unless you were paying complete attention. Most people know the event [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing only from its media coverage]].
** This was also subverted in the same Super Bowl. Everybody remembers Janet Jackson. Decidedly fewer remember the guy dancing in the end zone with a football over his wedding tackle.
* Successfully done in ''{{Xena}}'' and ''[[HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules]]'', less so in ''{{Sheena}}'' and ''TheBeastmaster'', each for the guys and girls respectively. Then came the to a lesser extent for both ''{{Andromeda}}''.
* Most people only remember the series ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' as ''Xena: Lesbian Princess'' because no one can remember anything else other than [[LesYay Gabrielle and Xena kissing and bathing together]]. The writters admitted to keeping the {{UST}} all along.
* The ''[[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' episode "The Menagerie" is often remembered for being "TheOneWith the [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe green chick]]."
* Lois Lane of ''{{Smallville}}'' is Superman's future wife and star journalist of the ''Daily Planet''. In the opening credits, her background scene is still her stepping out of the water in a bikini.
** Laura Vandervoot as Supergirl likes to wear very skimpy outfits, and wanders around the house in only her underwear.
*** [[{{JustifiedTrope}} Consider her ensemble in every other appearance.]]
* ''TopGear'', Series 13 -- few people remember where the presenters went to do a classic rally (Majorca), but everyone remembers James May's co-driver: buxom glamor model Madison Welch.
* ''{{Dollhouse}}'' features lots of beautiful [[InnocentFanserviceGirl constantly naked people]] frolicking and ElizaDushku in dominatrix outfits.
* ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "A Touch of Brimstone" is the one where Mrs. Peel wears the [[{{Fanservice}} leather bustier]].
* ''{{Friends}}'' has many, many memorable moments: but arguably none more memorable than Jennifer Aniston in the Slave Leia outfit.
* ''TrueBlood'' is that show where AnnaPaquin gets naked. A lot.
** And has lots of sex with her vampire boyfriend who has a weird way of pronouncing her name.
** And a tall, blonde vampire having sex at warp speed with a hot Estonian dancer... who also has sex with [[LesYay Pam]].
* The makers of ''{{Californication}}'' know that everyone remembers the stripper, and consequently there are a lot of babes getting naked throughout the course of the show.
* Audiences can't seem to agree what they like more about ''{{Dexter}}'': the sex, or the violence.
** Or the creepy intro.
* ''{{Terminator}}: TheSarahConnorChronicles'' is mostly about SummerGlau in her underwear and various other abbreviated outfits. The marketing people played this up with the famous promotional image of Summer Glau's partially-disassembled robot character, wearing nothing but GodivaHair. The show is notable in that two groups of people will remember it for different things: the first for Summer Glau, and the second for Lena Headey.
* ''TheDailyShow'' had a bit of fun when George Takei got married and out of all the ''StarTrek'' stills available, the news put up a picture of Sulu fencing shirtless. "Oh my" indeed.
* ''Series/{{Arrested Development}}'' keeps it off camera, but has an amusing in universe example in the season one episode "Missing Kitty".
-->'''Cop''': Well, we have a restaurant full of people saying that you threatened Kitty the last time she was seen.\\
'''Michael''': How does anybody even remember this?\\
'''Cop''': She showed her knobs in a Steakhouse, sir.
* The {{BBC}} miniseries of ''{{Pride and Prejudice}}'' is remembered by many female viewers for the part in which ColinFirth [[WetSariScene dives into a pond]].
* It appears the DiscoveryChannel website attempted to invoke this one on those who browsed the ''MythBusters'' [[http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mythbusters/photogalleries/photogalleries.html photo galleries]], inviting us to see the "Bathtub Test" album by saying "See production stills -- including pictures of a half-naked Adam -- from episode 19".
* For some reason, ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has the rather bad habit of laying down important exposition while sex is happening in the scene. Episode 7 had Petyr Baelish delivering a rather important, character-defining monologue in the midst of making two whores "play" with each other.
-->'''TelevisionWithoutPity Recap:''' I really can't emphasize enough how distracting it is that he's delivering this monologue while two naked ladies are theatrically pleasuring each other.
* ''StargateSG1'' has the episode where everyone is infected with an anti-Goa'uld device, but that's sort of secondary to Dr. Fraiser opening up her shirt (and revealing her bra) because she's infected and hot.
** The pilot episode "Children of the Gods", had full-frontal nudity in its original airing on Showtime. It was edited out in later airings on regular cable (replaced by a couple long closeups of Teal'c's face), but is retained in the DVD release.
* The 2005 series of UK ''BigBrother''. Kinga, on her first night found a novel place to put an empty wine bottle. Anyone remember who won the competition?
* A later season of ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' had two female competitors strip naked and forfeit an immunity challenge in exchange for a plate of Oreos.
* It's actually surprisingly hard to find LegendOfTheSeeker clips that don't contain Cara or Kahlan, though mostly Cara. Why does this count as this trope? Tight red leather. Low neckline. Tabrett Bethell. On second thought, this might not be such a bad thing.
** Bath house scene.
** Everyone remembers that Richard's first scene was shirtless.
** Pretty much the only main character who ''hasn't'' had this treatment is Zedd.
* Say ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', and the the reaction is most likely to be "gay sex". While it's true that the show mentioned gay sex at least once an episode, and the straight main character was briefly turned gay in only the second episode, and there was at least one episode mostly focused on a character having gay sex with an alien, it barely ever actually ''showed'' the sex.
* [[KamenRiderOOO That Kamen Rider series]] where the main character is constantly seen in nothing but his boxers.
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[[folder: Music ]]
* All anyone remembers about house music producer and DJ L'il Louis? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Kiss_(song) That track]] with the woman having a '[[TopGear Lady Chatterley crisis]]' over it.
* NineInchNails? They're the 'fuck you like an animal' guys, right? And the guys where Bob Flanagan gets nude and gets tortured and killed by a machine whilst he basks in masochistic pleasure?
* {{Shakira}}'s most famous lyric is surely the one about having "small and humble" breasts. Oh yeah, and her hips don't lie either.
* Neo-Soul singer D'angelo, got this hard after his "Untitled" music video....
* There's also the Benny Benassi videos.
* The Dandy Warhols gained a lot of notoriety for keyboardist Zia [=McCabe=] playing topless. The number of guys showing up just for that caused her to pretty much stop. And their most famous song? "Bohemian Like You," due to the video with a few seconds each of full frontal nudity from a WrenchWench and a [[FanserviceWithASmile waiter]].
* MTV Brazil has stated that in their country, before Dave Grohl recorded an album with QueensOfTheStoneAge, they were just the band of that guy who played naked during Rock in Rio.
* Inverted in LadyGaga's "Telephone". The video is so full of {{fanservice}} and FetishFuel that [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Everybody Remembers]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome the Sandwich]].
* Not quite fanservice, but the videoclip for Latin band Miranda's song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8X4wF8OOKU Ritmo & Decepción]]" is only remembered by some due to the brief {{Restart}} cameo.
* Rapper ''Petey Pablo'' had a video called ''freek-a-leek''. But the only thing people remember from it is the model Esther Baxter aka ''"Ms. freek-a-leek"''.
* Christina Millian had quite a few music video's early in her career. But the only video people seem to remember is ''"Dip It Low"''.
* R&B group H-Town is mostly known for being that trio who danced like raunchy shirtless male strippers and sung ''Knockin The Boots''.
* Everybody remembers the music video for "Here I Go Again" by {{Whitesnake}} because it features 1980s hottie Tawny Kitaen writhing around sensuously on the hood of a car. The video became even ''more'' famous when viewers discovered that there's a nipple slip that the censors missed (the video was quickly edited to remove the split-second of nudity).
* David Lee Roth once did a cover of the BeachBoys classic "California Girls". The only reason anybody still remembers Roth's version is because the music video featured more girls in bikinis than Cancun during Spring Break.
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[[folder: Religion and Mythology]]
* Mary Magdalene's status as "Prostitute" is [[PopularHistory firmly ingrained in descriptions of her]], although not in Literature/TheBible. Compare how often Matthew's old job of "Tax Collector" is referred to.
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[[folder:TabletopGames]]
* All most ''{{Warhammer 40000}}'' fans seem to remember about [[ChurchMilitant the Sisters of Battle]] is that they're an AmazonBrigade in a ''very'' male-dominated setting, and that one of their troop options literally wear nothing but three scraps of paper (and a [[ChainsawGood Chainsaw Sword]]). Also, apparently the Dark Eldar do nothing but rape everything to death. As do [[TheHedonist Slaaneesh worshippers]].
* Mention the card Elvish Ranger to any ''MagicTheGathering'' fan and prepare to hear about [[http://magiccards.info/ai/en/67.html its art featuring an elf woman in a]] FurBikini. Nobody seems to know that the card came with an alternate art version [[http://magiccards.info/ai/en/68.html featuring a conservatively-dressed male elf.]]
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[[folder: Theater ]]
* [[{{Equus}} That play]] where [[HeyItsThatGuy Harry Potter]] is naked.
* [[{{Hair}} That musical]] where everyone gets naked.
** ''OhCalcutta'' as well.
* [[TheFullMonty That other musical based on a film]] where some guys get naked.
** Which, to be fair, [[JustifiedTrope is what it is mostly about anyway]]...
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[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''FinalFantasy'':
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''. The plot? The GuideDangIt HundredPercentCompletion? The triumphant return of the FinalFantasy Job System last seen in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''? It's all overshadowed by the girls' {{stripperific}} dresspheres.
** Even in the original ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who can remember the CorruptChurch plot, but can easily remember the fact that Lulu bends over during her VictoryPose and Rikku's first appearance as a proper party member consists of her stripping out of a wetsuit.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' - Have fun trying to remind a fanboy that Tifa was one of the most emotionally complex and morally interesting members of the main cast, or pointing out the surprisingly subtle foreshadowing of TheReveal concerning her past with Cloud - or, hell, that Aeris and Yuffie were also in the game. Despite her ''mountains'' of careful character development or her constant ''skirt''ing with suffering a breakdown herself, her interesting relations''hips'', or her ability to keep a ''leg'' up on most situations, there's just ''two'' facts you need to keep a''[[HurricaneOfPuns breast]]'' of where Tifa's concerned.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', the 33cm shoe is on the other foot. Good luck explaining to a fangirl that Snow Villiers isn't the game's main character. Why is that? The ''length'' of time spent developing his personality doesn't seem to be a ''big'' part of ''it''.
** And moving beyond ''XIII'', even though we don't know much about ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVersusXIII'' yet, most of the talk about it is fangirls swooning over Noctis. EvenTheGuysWantHim, though... Others saw the trailer and remember it as [[LonelyPianoPiece that]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic one]] [[{{Bishounen}} trailer]] [[BattleInTheRain that]] [[SupernaturalMartialArts tries]] [[{{Opera}} way]], [[ImplausibleFencingPowers way]] [[CameraTricks too]] [[SlouchOfVillainy hard]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome to be cool]].
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' had [[CatGirl bunny girl]] Fran, and some other people. And Princess Redbutt.
** And take it all the way to 1988 and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. [[TheHero Firion]] gets seduced by a [[CuteMonsterGirl lamia queen]] disguised as the princess. Prior to ''Dissidia'', if you remembered just one thing about ''II'', it was that. Considering that SquareEnix themselves play it up, though, you can't really be blamed for it.
** FinalFantasyXIII2 has a rather memorable scene of Lightning getting magically stripped nude of her regular outfit and then having it replaced by her new, more fanservicey armor.
* Why should you play ''{{Snatcher}}''? You get to flirt with all the women! It even caters to all the ephebophiles out there! And there's nudity! And something about Communist robots taking over the world with ReplicantSnatching, probably.
* The way some people talk about ''MassEffect'', you'd think the game is nothing but [[RatedMForMoney full-on]] [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe alien lesbian sex]]...[[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer that never actually happens]]. As a meta-example, it seems like the only thing the die-hard fans care about is the romances.
* There are some people who have never even played ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', yet almost everyone knows about [[FurryFandom Krystal]].
* [[TombRaider Lara Croft]] has huge guns - oh, and pistols, too. A lot of people play the game through on all difficulty levels and get all the trophies-just to unlock the bikini costumes.
* ''GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned'': Congressman Stubbs' penis. That's it.
** ''GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'': Three words - [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Coffee_mod "Hot Coffee" Mod.]]
* ''PrinceOfPersia: Warrior Within''. Shahdee is a minor character who gets dispatched not far into the game, yet thanks to her [[ThongOfShielding outfit]] and [[MaleGaze introduction sequence]], many remember her like she was the focus of the game.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' is about a busty, drool-inducing, barely-clothed [[HornyDevils succubus]] [[MemeticSexGod who is sexier than sex]], wanders the earth looking for a good time, and appears in most of [[CapcomVsWhatever Capcom's crossover titles]], [[SarcasmMode right]]?
** She's the sole Darkstalker in four games: ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes Marvel vs. Capcom]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom Tatsunoko vs. Capcom]]''. Demitri... the guy the whole franchise was built around, for crying out loud... has ''one'' such honor (''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos SVC Chaos]]''). This is not a coincidence.
** Hey, that's not fair! It's [[BettyAndVeronica also got]] a CatGirl, who's motivation is to... um... I... uh... huh.
* ''DragonQuestIV'' was the first ''DragonQuest'' game to have multiple party members with distinctive personalities, rather than use a predetermined party or a team of PlayerMooks. Of all the characters, MsFanservice [[{{Stripperiffic}} Maya]]'s artwork is leaps and bounds more voluminous than any other character in the series.
** [[{{Stripperiffic}} Jessica]] of ''DragonQuestVIII'', appearing as the only one who can change outfits on maps and ''puff-puff'' the enemies into various confusion with her sex appeal abilities.
* In ''[[FirstEncounterAssaultRecon FEAR]] 2'', Alma rapes you. That's right, YOU! Oh yeah and some other stuff happens.
* KingOfFighters is that fighting game featuring Mai's Gainaxing boobs and ... oh, the rest of the fighters. I think it's about fighting.
* In ''SilentHill2'', Pyramid Head rapes things. Some say that other things happen, but I haven't found a source to confirm this.
* Look up the soundtrack to ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead: OVERKILL'' sometime. Apparently, the only noteworthy song in the game is the lyrical version of the "Carny" chapter's theme, the focus of which is [[CrossesTheLineTwice a guy making love to a decomposing mutant as it's trying to kill him]].
* Ask a Pokémon fan to think of a female character from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', and chances are they'll think of Skyla or Elesa first. Suffice to say that neither of them dress [[{{Stripperiffic}} the way normal women would dress]].
** [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Dawn]] is quite recalled for her short skirt, however [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Leaf's]] is shorter.
*** And yet even they're overshadowed by [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire May,]] [[BuxomIsBetter for two obvious reasons...]]
* ''SummonNight'' is most well-known in the west for its GayOption's and its other fanservices, mostly in the Swordscraft Story series though. It doesn't help that the box of one of the games displays a screen of Pratty saying she [[ItMakesSenseInContext kisses girls all the time.]]
** Likewise, ''MagiciansQuestMysteriousTimes'' is known for being both an "''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' clone" and "an ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' clone where you can be gay". ''HarvestMoon Cute'' is also somewhat infamous within the fandom for the RomanticTwoGirlFriendship GayOption that was taken out of the international versions.
* {{Vanillaware}}'s latest title ''DragonsCrown'' seems to be heading this way. Fans are less concerned about the quality of the title (which, granted, is nothing to worry about since Vanillaware's releases are consistently good) and more concerned about how much FetishFuel the [[HotWitch Sorceress]] and {{Amazon|ianBeauty}} provide.
* ''DragonAge'' is that game where you can have a foursome, and there's something about licking a lamppost in winter.
** Ditto for ''JadeEmpire'' where you can have a threesome. Oh, and something about a big guy with two axes.
* Ask most people about ''GuiltyGear'' and they'll say "Yeah, I know that game. Isn't it that fighting game with [[NeverLiveItDown the boy who dresses up as a girl]]?" Yep. ''GuiltyGear'' is a game with intense fast-paced combat, an interesting {{Animesque}} setting and [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome a ridiculously awesome soundtrack]], yet it is doomed to be forever remembered as "The Game That Gave Us [[WholesomeCrossdresser Brid]][[UnsettlingGenderReveal get]]".
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The eighth issue of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', the most sexually explicit one, is also the most infamous.
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[[folder: Web Original ]]
* A YouTube video on a channel known as Vlogvetica featured a naked guy walking in the background, for maybe one second, and was never pointed out in the actual video. Guess what every single comment was about.
* The trope "ButYouScrewOneGoat", is the punchline of a joke that owes its humor as much if not more to the trope under discussion here than the one that actually bears its name.
* From ThisWiki on the BodyPaint page:
-->'''Troper:''' I saw an Israeli war movie (forget the name, sorry) that began and ended with a scene showing the protagonist and his girlfriend rubbing paint all over each other while making love. Not sure what this had to do with the rest of the movie.
-->'''Other troper:''' [[FetishFuel Who cares]]?
* Any sex scene in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' quite often eclipses the character. Case in point, there's a reason that She Bop (girl on girl rape) is the most infamous thread of V3. So far as characters go, Rosa Fiametta of V4 often gets this treatment, to the point where her characterisation is simplified to just being a sex maniac due to the frequency with which she gets it on.
* The Game Heroes ad where WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic gets kidnapped. I'm sorry, what were you selling again? I got distracted by the pretty boy getting manhandled and a gun being put to his head.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' is home to a literal example of his trope on the season two episode, "Flight As A Feather," [[spoiler:in which Mayor Tilton's ex-girlfriend (a stripper) crashes an outdoor deal-signing ceremony and threatens to kill herself and the Mayor with two megatons worth of dynamite strapped to her naked body -- [[DisproportionateRetribution all because the Mayor dumped her]]. The Mask then poses as a bartender and strips the dynamite off Cookie's body, leaving her to be ogled by Kellaway and Doyle]]. Now that you remembered the sex part, do you remember anything else about the episode -- like how it's about [[spoiler:The Mask losing his lucky feather hours before a karaoke contest]]?
** [[CompletelyMissingThePoint I totally remember there being a pizza stand!]]
* It's possible the only scene most guys remember from the "girly" Disney film ''TheLittleMermaid'' is when Ariel is first transformed into a human, and is naked for the next 6 minutes of the movie.
** I don't know, I'm fairly sure a crab has a musical number at some point.
** The rest of us remember the musical at THE BEGINNING. So many half-naked beauties in sea shell bikini's...
* As the show's TVTropes page (and Laconic description) will tell you, ''TimeSquad'' is merely (and I quote from the Laconic description): "CartoonNetwork's 26-episode juggernaut of HoYay, FreudWasRight, GettingCrapPastTheRadar, and DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything moments. And, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg oh yes]], TimeTravel."
* The existence of short series ''Fish Police'' is only remembered because it had lots of quite uncartoonish passionate kissing as well as other content that was considered too risque for children's TV. It was also remembered as one of the early competitors of ''TheSimpsons'' (along with ''Family Dog'' and ''Capitol Critters'' -- a ''Simpsons'' Halloween special even had [[TakeThat a sight gag that showed those three shows on tombstones]]) that got canceled due to all three shows being critical and ratings disasters (though gaining cult followings years after being taken off the air).
* The most memorable ''Cow and Chicken'' episode involves getting in the girls' bathroom.
** And the [[MissingEpisode banned episode]] with the lesbian bikers who invite Cow to play softball with them.
* [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]]'s ''TheGreatMouseDetective'' is often remembered by the BigLippedAlligatorMoment in the BadGuyBar with the mouse girl singer and her ChorusGirls. See RefugeInAudacity and/or GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
* The film ElArca is mostly remembered for Panthy's dance scene. Wasn't it also based on Noah's Ark?
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[[folder: Real Life ]]
* Katrina Darrell was in the auditions of Season 8 of ''AmericanIdol''. This is the infamous "Bikini Girl".
* That ''American's Greatest Inventor'' show? The one with the Naughty Knot Lingerie.
* And practically every girl/girl group act who was talentless but hawt on shows like America's Got Talent and the like, where their looks swayed the male judges but not the female one(s).
* BillClinton was the President of the United States for eight years (1993-2001). The only thing that many people remember about him was his many sex scandals (Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, and, most infamous of all, Monica Lewinsky).
* When Brandi Chastain ripped off her Soccer Jersey and displayed her (not particularly immodest) sports bra. Now name the event, year, and opponent. [[spoiler:Winning the 1999 Women's World Cup against the Chinese team]].
** Thanks to a combination of this and SmallReferencePools, quite a few people don't remember it was Chastain that actually did this. Quite a few people attribute this to Mia Hamm, since she's the only female soccer player a lot of people can name. They don't even remember the person, just the bra.
* Any famous nude statue or painting. If someone mentions Michelangelo's ''David'', the first thing that comes to mind for many people is ''not'' the fact that it portrays him before the battle with Goliath.
** Michelangelo broke from the norm with ''David'' depicting him ''about to fight'' Goliath, instead of after his victory. Thus David is missing the artifacts that would normally give it away to the uninformed viewer, such as the head of Goliath or an empty sling. This is probably what happens when you show generations of people a statue of a nude man with the only explanation "This is David, he's a beautiful work of art." The statue itself is supposed to be meaningful both in its grasp of human determination to fight oppression and in its portrayal of human anatomy, but all anybody remembers is "naked".
* Any and all "sex tapes" scandals. Whether or not the person is at all notable is irrelevant, as is the fact that it is indistinguishable from amateur porn, famous people having sex is ''clearly'' interesting. Most notably, Paris Hilton basically built ''an entire career'' using this trope.
** Similarly, Kim Kardashian became a ''lot'' more famous after a sex tape was leaked in which rapper Ray J urinates on her.
* More than a few studies have found that while sexual content makes an ad memorable it only helps them remember they saw a sexy ad, they're often no better at remembering what it was trying to sell.
* ElizabethHurley was an unknown actress until she showed up with then-boyfriend HughGrant at the Los Angeles premier of FourWeddingsAndAFuneral, wearing a {{Stripperiffic}} Versace dress held together with giant safety pins. Hurley was on the cover of every fashion and celebrity publication, which both launched her career and made Versace a household name.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channing_Tatum Channing Tatum]] seems to be heading down this road. While a good actor in his own right, once news leaked that he worked as a male stripper for a year before finding success as an actor, it's all anyone wants to talk about, and although he's capitalizing on it with the movie ''Magic Mike,'' it tends to bleed over into his promotion of other movies, like ''The Vow.'' Not even the episode of ''SaturdayNightLive'' he hosted was immune to exploiting this: he admitted it in the monologue, was shirtless in a couple of sketches, and even played a male stripper in the final sketch of the night.
* Montagnard Politician Marat was a major actor in French Revolution, teaming up with Danton and Robespierre to overthrow the Girondin and being at least as responsible, if not more than Robespierre, for the violent mesures taken by Robespierre later. Yet, the only thing that is remembered by everyone about him is that he ''got assassinated in his bathroom by a woman''
** Also for his portrait being the cover of a [[http://enemieslist.net/undo/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/download.blog_1.gif really good album]].
* In the first 2012 Mexican presidential candidate debate, [[http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/julia-orayen-former-playboy-playmate-steals-show-mexican-223108792.html everyone remembered the former Playboy model.]]
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->''"RogerEbert felt [[ElviraMistressOfTheDark Elvira]]'s appearance was worth mentioning in his review, but I suspect he had a minimum word count to meet before his review went to press, and if you’re going to break out the shovel to up the word count, you might as well talk about the chick with the great rack."''
-->--'''Website/TheAgonyBooth''' recap of ''[[http://www.agonybooth.com/movies/Tribute_to_Burt_Reynolds_Hal_Needham.aspx?Page=5 Stoker Ace]]''

It could have had great humor, brilliant action sequences and diabolical villains. What everyone remembers, however, is the female lead's {{striptease}} in the {{Sweeps}} one year. Or, in an even more extreme case, a [[MaleFrontalNudity penis]] when it pops up on screen. This trope refers to the actions of characters rather than characterization.

This is the common tendency for {{fanservice}} to overshadow everything else about a work, regardless of the amount that actually occurs in it (sometimes the most remembered bit of {{fanservice}} actually comes from promotional materials, which [[NeverTrustATrailer don't accurately depict what actually happens in the show]]). At the extreme end, it becomes AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame... with boobs. This can be so powerful and effective in Hollywood that the HollywoodHypeMachine will go into overdrive and make an actress who bared all (or most) of herself an instant, overnight household name. Don't laugh- [[AmericanPie Shannon Elizabeth]] and [[WildThings Denise Richards]] got ''years'' of movie roles because of this trope.

For the more romantic equivalent, see MostFanficWritersAreGirls. See also FreudWasRight. When a viewer looks at a work specifically to see the stripper, they're JustHereForGodzilla. See also FanserviceExtra and DancingBear. OneSceneWonder is a similar phenomenon, but mostly unrelated.

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[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]
* Despite ''DivergenceEve'' delivering a serious plot, it's only remembered for the female characters' impressive chest.
* {{Nisemonogatari}}, the sequel to ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'', has several interesting characters with very witty fast cut dialogue, amazing visuals and AkiyukiShinbo's unique directing style, not to mention the subtext of the meaning of original and imitation regarding everyday life. But you will all fondly recall the moment where you nearly died of laughter or shame when Koyomi brushed Karen's teeth and it was supposed to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything remind you of something]].
* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' only had one fanservice episode, very early in the series, but it's the reason most commonly cited (right before the TransformationSequence) by people who [[HypeAversion don't want to watch it]].
* Mention ''MahouSenseiNegima'' and most people will inevitably think of Fanservice or ClothingDamage. Yes, the manga has a lot of fanservice, but it also has a ton of CharacterDevelopment, an epic plot, and a ton of [[CoolVersusAwesome awesome fights]]. Still doesn't keep the fanservice from overshadowing just about everything else in the popular perception of the series, even though the fanservice is just the frosting on the (very awesome) cake.
** As with the previous example, it doesn't help that the early volumes were more {{fanservice}}-heavy than later ones.
*** It definitely doesn't help that a lot of people's only exposure is the first anime, which is severely lacking in a lot of the more combat oriented storylines. Ironically, the second anime lacks any fanservice what-so-ever.
** In-universe, Takane D. Goodman is remembered by others for getting naked a lot ([[ClothingDamage although never by her own choice]]) and little else, except for her co-workers, who try to console her about that.
** In fact, Takane is so used to it that, [[spoiler: When she challenges Negi (and loses]] in chapter 345, [[spoiler: when she ISN'T stripped of her clothes (which is how Negi usually and accidentily wins against her a lot), she's insulted, and DEMANDS that he [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v37/c345/6.html undress her.]]]]
* In ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', we have Yoko, the postergirl for MsFanservice. All she's ever seen wearing [[hottip:*: at least in the first arc]] is a bikini top, short shorts, pink boots and a {{BFG}}. Oh, the show had something else in it, too. Something about robots.
** On the male side of things, everyone remembers Kamina being the [[LargeHam the king of all hams]] and, aside from his CoolShades and BadassCape, wearing [[WalkingShirtlessScene nothing above the waist]].
* ''EdenOfTheEast'' is an OntologicalMystery story that revolves around a man who wakes up with eight-billion yen and no memory as he seeks to find out who he is, why he erased his own memory, and just what the secret organization that gave him all that money expects him to do with it. You would probably not know this from talking to its fans, however, because they're all too busy giggling over [[http://omochikaeri.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/eden_of_the_east.jpg this]].
* ''{{Urotsukidouji}}'' consists of NaughtyTentacles and... what else? (It's the TropeMaker and [[TropeCodifier Codifier]] for a reason.)
** In fairness, there really isn't any other reason to watch; the story is at best a barely coherent ExcusePlot ([[PornWithoutPlot which is common for hentai]]).
* There's a scene in ''DarkerThanBlack'' where November 11 lounges around [[spoiler:Amber's headquarters]] buck-naked. Naturally, fan tributes kind of fixate on it.
* ''QueensBlade'' has a fairly good story behind it, most people probably never saw it. Everyone either just hears about the "acid boobs" in the first episode and turns away, or conversely got hooked on the series BECAUSE of the acid boobs.
* Ask the majority of the IkkiTousen fandom what they remember the most - chances are [[PantyShot panty shots]], [[{{Gainaxing}} boobs]] and [[GirlOnGirlIsHot the yuri (explicit or subtext)]] will be regular answers over anything remotely to do with The Romance Of The Three Kingdoms.
* With ''{{Simoun}}'', everyone remembers the underaged lesbian powered airplanes.
* ''CannonGodExaxxion'' is a near-''[[NeonGenesisEvangelion Eva]]''-level deconstruction of SuperRobot stories, particularly of the "[[AlienInvasion aliens invade]], teenager's [[MadScientist scientist grandfather]] gives him [[HumongousMecha a robot to fight them with]]" variety and has a lot to say about the nature of heroism and the truth. Ask people about it on the Internet, though, and all you'll hear is talk, often derisive, about certain scenes with {{Lolicon}} undertones (and, uh, one with possible ''over''tones, but still).
* ''SpiceAndWolf'' prominently features the female lead stark naked in the first episode. (She's not human, but that can lead people to the wrong conclusions easily enough.)
* ''MagicalPokaan'' was a CuteMonsterGirl version of ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'', but what everyone seems to remember most is DarkSkinnedBlonde {{Stripperific}} [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent wolfgirl]] Liru, who went on to become a MemeticSexGod BreakoutCharacter.
** Other memorable incidents include Yuuma's occasional MarilynManeuver due to ChunkyUpdraft and a FuroScene featuring [[GagBoobs overdeveloped]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting tanuki]] "[[GenderBender girls]]"
* Blatantly [[EnforcedTrope exploited]] in ''SeikonNoQwaser'': even once the quality of animation, illustration and story begins to decline in later episodes, loyal viewers keep watching just for that [[JustHereForGodzilla breast-feeding scene]].
* ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' is the story of a woman trying to make a life for herself and her 6 year-old daughter after a massive disaster takes away everything from her, including her memories; all while dodging Child Protective Services and getting caught up in a corporate power struggle. It's also the story of said woman turning into superpowered warrior with a ridiculously {{Stripperific}} outfit and getting into fights that are the very definition of OrgasmicCombat. Guess which part people remember more (hell, guess which part is used to ''market'' the show?)
* ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'' had a prominently large proportion of male viewers watching it only for Chun-Li's ShowerScene. Apparently {{fanservice}}-loving Masami Ohbari noticed and provided respective shower scenes as well on the [[FatalFury fighting game]] [[BattleArenaToshinden spin offs]] he directed.
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[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* Psylocke of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}. Even leaving aside her years in MarvelUK (pilot, secret agent, dead fiance, killed her brother's EvilTwin when he tried to rape her...), remember those years she spent as the team's primary [[{{Telepathy}} telepath]]? How about those two times she [[BadAss took on Sabretooth with nothing but her psychic powers and won?]] ... Nothing? Okay, how about that time she got turned into a generic Asian babe and spent years doing nothing but pose in a thong?
* [[InUniverse]] Jade lampshaded this in GreenLantern when she laments that ''everyone'' saw her spread in Bikini Magazine. (Of course, it's kinda hard to forget a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe green-skinned babe]] in a bikini, but I digress...)
* What are the [[MostCommonSuperPower two things everyone remembers]] about PowerGirl?
** [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Her cynical sense of humor and tragic backstory about trying to find her true past]]?
** Her [[DoubleEntendre firm but well-rounded "backstory"]] isn't too bad either.
** Three, if you count the boob window.
* "Of course ''{{Empowered}}'' is a good series! It's got a truly courageous female character who highlights the inherent sexism in superhero comics. It does surprising things with its main cast's character development. It's really funny. It's got more [[BoundAndGagged bondage]] and {{clothing damage}} than you'd think possible to fit in a comic... hey, where are you going?"
** "You'll like it now. I mean, the later volumes are far more [[CerebusSyndrome serious]] and respectful. Ninjette, Thugboy and Sistah Spooky are all fleshed out, Emp barely gets tied up at all, and even uses her status as a stripping-magnet tactical- No?"
* ''BattleChasers'' is remembered for three things, and two of them were on Red Monika's chest. (The other, even more unfortunately, was the book's chronic lateness.)
* ''NovasAventurasDeMegaman'' had rampant nakedness. However, that only started with issue 12 of 16. The comic is now mostly known for this.
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[[folder: Film A-M ]]
* ''10''. Bo Derek runs in slow motion on the beach.
* ''1 Million Years BC'' is mostly remembered for [[NubileSavage the poster]] showing Raquel Welch in a FurBikini.
* Sigourney Weaver's earlier thriller movie, ''{{Half Moon Street}}'' (about an academic who takes to escort work to pay for her PhD) is generally remembered for the fact she spends a great deal of it in the nude. One scene of a topless Sigourney on an exercise bike, tends to lodge in the mind.
* ''Film/TheAlphabetKiller'': Pretty much a movie about ElizaDushku's breasts.
* ''AngelHeart'' was a twisted horror-noir movie staring RobertDeNiro, Mickey Rourke, and directed by the guy who did PinkFloyd's ''TheWall''. Not ringing any bells? How about the sex scene involving the daughter from ''TheCosbyShow''? Ok, now you remember.
* ''BasicInstinct'': Interrogation scene. Sharon Stone's leg moves. Basically that brief flash of flesh is the only thing most people remember from this film. There's a reason it's described as the film that ruined a million [=VCRs=].
* ''Film/BlackSwan'': If the early hype was to be believed, it was about MilaKunis having lesbian sex with NataliePortman[[hottip:+:Or making out with Portman and going down on her body double]]... and something about ballet?
* ''Blame it on Rio'': Demi Moore was topless in it (yawn) and then Michelle Johnson . . . GOOD LORD SHE WAS FIFTEEN!!!
* ''Blood On Satan's Claw'' is an extremely well-made and chilling British horror film from 1971. It is mostly remembered for two scenes, featuring future and past ''Series/DoctorWho'' actors respectively.
** The first is where Linda Hayden (as Angel Blake) tempts Anthony Ainley (as Reverend Fallowfield) with her naked body right in the church. Because he is ([[PlayingAgainstType for once]]) one of the good characters, he turns her down.
** The second is where Wendy Padbury is gang-raped and then killed by Angel's Satanic cult. [[AllMenArePerverts Zoe fanboys often]] [[UnfortunateImplications ignore the context of this scene and instead focus on a half-second of nipple]].
* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103843/ Blown Away]]'' is an obscure thriller from 1992 only two groups of people will remember: Fans of "The Two Coreys" and fans of [[{{Baywatch}} Nicole]] [[CharlesInCharge Eggert]] (who is naked for at least 20% of the movie).
* ''TheBlueLagoon'' - though far less actual naughty bits were shown than people remember, thanks to judicious use of camera angles and GodivaHair.
* ''{{Bound}}'', from the way some people talk about it, you'd think it was an hour and forty minutes of lesbian sex.
* ''BrokebackMountain'' was all about HeathLedger and JakeGyllenhaal having anal sex in a tent! And possibly some sheep.
** Don't forget Anne Hathaway's boobies!
* ''TheBrownBunny'' probably had a plot, but mainly remembered as the film where ChloeSevigny performs un-simulated fellatio on the writer/director/star.
* ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' is remembered for being terrible and having HalleBerry in a really sexy leather costume. In that order.
* ''{{Closer}}''; NataliePortman works in a strip club. That's pretty much all most people can remember.
* ''Film/{{Coraline}}'' was apparently 100 minutes of a fat woman's breasts. Can you people just get over it already?
* It's difficult to think that ANYONE would have heard of ''Cruel Intentions 2'' had it not been for the shower scene... but even that is pushing it, as those few people are very few and far between. The original ''CruelIntentions'' is remembered for the lesbian kiss scene between Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair... which, interestingly enough, was in [[DangerousLiaisons the novel]] the movie was based on. A novel written in the ''Eighteenth Century''.
* ''Literature/DangerousLiaisons'': UmaThurman is 18 and topless.
* Jacqueline Bisset. ''The Deep''. Wet T-shirt.
** That scene made "wet T-shirt" a household phrase, even among people who never saw the movie.
* ''Don't Look Now'' might be a partial aversion. Its unusually long sex scene between Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie is memorable for being one of the most definitive in a mainstream movie. Even then, it doesn't quite match the impact of the conclusion.
* The biggest selling point of ''{{Entrapment}}'' is the scene where ClassyCatBurglar Catherine Zeta-Jones squirms her ass [[LaserHallway under a laser tripwire.]]
* ''FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''? That's the movie where the chick from ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' gets naked, right?
** During the VHS era, many video rental stores reported tracking issues during Phoebe Cates' topless scene because people would rewind it and watch it over and over again.
* ''Film/{{Fanboys}}'': [[VeronicaMars Kristen]] [[Series/{{Heroes}} Bell]] in the Leia costume. [[spoiler:To save you ten minutes of searching right now; she wears it at the END of the movie while they're standing in line at the cinema]].
* ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'': SalmaHayek as the stripper. You don't care about anything else in that movie, do you?
* Although the sequels are known for a high degree of [[ChainsawGood chainsaws]] and ass-kicking, the original ''TheEvilDead'' is best known for the bit where Ash's sister gets raped [[WhenTreesAttack by a tree]].
** Including director Sam Raimi, who ''still'' regrets leaving that scene in the final cut.
* ''FightClub''. Known by diehard fans as a funny, compelling and provocative dramedy about psychology, technology and consumerism. Remembered by most viewers for the {{fight scene}}s: male viewers for the thrill of [[GoodOldFisticuffs guys beating the crap out of each other]], female viewers for the sight of a shirtless, sweating BradPitt.
* While ''ForgettingSarahMarshall'' is still memorable for a variety of merits, it's rare for someone to have a conversation about it without mentioning [[MaleFrontalNudity Jason Segel's penis.]]
* The only thing anyone seems to remember about the ''Film/FridayThe13th'' remake was the rather gratuitous sex scene halfway through.
* ''FullMetalJacket''. The prostitute to the tune of ''These Boots Are Made For Walkin'.''
-->'''Hooker:''' Got a girlfriend? Me love you, long time.
** This movie also has the Bathroom shooting scene with Vincent D'Onofrio. Most people remember nothing beyond that scene and the one mentioned above.
*** Well, nothing beyond those two scenes ''and'' R. Lee Ermey's DrillSergeantNasty routine at the beginning of the film...
* ''The Gift'' is all about a young Katie Holmes baring her breasts and yelling the F-word at some guy.
** ''HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope beautifully with an exchange between [[ThoseTwoGuys Rosenberg and Goldstein]]:
-->'''Goldstein:''' We're gonna watch ''The Gift'' on HBO. Supposedly Katie Holmes shows her titties in this movie!
* ''Grim Prairie Tales''. Nobody remembers anything about it at all except for the unbirthing.
* Goths and hippies may love ''Gypsy 83'' for it's story and characters, but most everyone else just remembers Sara Rue's giant rack.
* Hours after the film of ''HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' was released, all anyone talked about was the ghost images of Harry and Hermione getting naked and making out.
* ''The Hidden'' with [[BabylonFive Claudia Christian]] as a stripper. Who somehow screws a guy to death.
* Anyone remember ''TheDarjeelingLimited''? Heard of the short tie-in film ''HotelChevalier''? No? It's the one where NataliePortman gets naked onscreen for the first time. Now do you remember?
* ''{{Film/Hounddog}}'' consists solely of DakotaFanning getting raped.
* In ''[[TheHowling Howling II]]'', Sybil Danning rips her bodice open to expose her breasts, and this shot is shown repeatedly in the end credits montage. RogerEbert's review nominated the repetitions of the shot as the movie's second and third interesting moments, though other viewers have counted more (repetitions, that is).
* ''{{Irreversible}}'' likewise consists solely of a face being smashed in with a fire hydrant and a ten minute rape scene.
* Even among those who haven't seen it, the horror film ''Film/JackFrost1997'' is known for the scene where the evil snowman rapes [[AmericanPie Shannon Elizabeth]] with his carrot-nose.
* ''Film/JamesBond'' films are [[GirlOfTheWeek naturally prone to this]]:
** ''Film/DrNo'' - Honey's bikini scene
** ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' - HalleBerry comes out of the water, which was a direct homage to the scene in ''Dr. No''.
** And ''Film/GoldenEye'''s FemmeFatale that [[MurderousThighs killed people with her thighs]].
** Barbara Carrera as Fatima Blush in ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''..."Sign it!"
** ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', adversely, may be best remembered for a scene of DanielCraig in swim trunks. That man has no neck.
*** Probably because his creator only had a limited amount of inches of muscle and skin. So he put them to good use elsewhere.
*** And the torture scene. "Now the whole world's gonna know that you died scratching my balls!"
*** ''LoveIsTheDevil'' was about DanielCraig without those trunks... and some painter.
** ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', naked woman covered in gold {{body paint}}. This scene, as well as the interviews / directors cuts / pictures of the actress getting painted / etc etc single-handedly spawned an entire genre of porn.
** And every credit sequence in the ''entire series''. Hmm, what's that you say? The Supervising Art Director for ''Film/GoldenEye'' was -- HOLY CRAP A TWO-HEADED WOMAN WITH A GUN COMING OUT OF HER MOUTH! BOOBS AND EXPLOSIONS -- oops, credit's gone. Darn.
* ''JennifersBody'': That's the movie where MeganFox makes out with a [[{{Meganekko}} cute, nerdy]] [[AmandaSeyfried chick]], right? And... bites people?
* A somewhat literal behind-the-scenes example with ''{{Juno}}'' screenwriter DiabloCody. What detail about her never fails to get brought up by interviewers?
* ''TheKentuckyFriedMovie'' is that movie with "''[[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule Catholic High School Girls in Trouble]]''" and that sketch where the guys on the news watch a couple having sex (which starts when her bra comes off). There may've been other things too.
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''? That's the movie about DavidBowie's crotch, right?
** Don't knock it, [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick it taught pre-teen girls]] some very interesting differences between males and females.
** It's also about JenniferConnelly dressed up [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses as a princess in very flattering and form-fitting gowns at various moments]].
* ''The Last Picture Show'' was acclaimed by critics upon release. Today, it's remembered mainly for Cybill Shepherd's nude scenes.
* ''Lifeforce'': The naked space-vampire movie. (Oh, and PatrickStewart is in it briefly.)
* ''Lost Highway'': If you can't get past the labyrinthine plot, you'll probably only remember Patricia Arquette's controversial forced-striptease scene at Mr. Eddy's house.
* Lad magazines say that it's worth watching the [[TrueArtIsAngsty angsty]] and [[TearJerker depressing]] ''{{Melancholia}}'' just to see KirstenDunst naked.
* The scene in ''Mischief'' where Kelly Preston goes full frontal to the strains of The Platters' "My Prayer". We dare anyone to come up with anything else about this movie (without Googling).
* ''MoscowOnTheHudson'' is "that movie where Maria Conchita Alonso is naked in the bathtub. Oh, and RobinWilliams is there too.
* ''MulhollandDrive'' apparently consists entirely of random weird stuff surrounding a hot lesbian make-out between NaomiWatts and LauraHarring. Except that really ''is'' all that happened.
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[[folder: Film N-Z ]]
* Film/TheNameOfTheRose. James Bond is a crime-solving monk, and all everyone remembers is the hot peasant girl and the novice getting it on (it is, admittedly, a well-done sex scene).
* The brutal and almost legendary death scene of Christina 'Tina' Grey from the original ''ANightmareOnElmStreet''.
* ''NotAnotherTeenMovie''? Isn't that the movie where some dude comes out wearing only whipped cream, two cherries and a banana?
** No that's the one with the constantly naked foreign exchange student whose actress happened to be the same who played [[PowerRangersLostGalaxy a Yellow Power Ranger]].
* ''Original Sin'' had a steamy sex scene between AngelinaJolie and AntonioBanderas near the beginning of the movie. Nobody really cares about what happened after that.
* ''Paradise'' is a 1982 movie/shameless ripoff of ''TheBlueLagoon''. There are only two reasons anyone remembers it: For the minority - its Phoebe Cates' film debut (predating ''FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh'' by four months). For the ''vast'' majority - Phoebe Cates is naked at damn near every opportunity.
** So couldn't the latter be considered the "two reasons"?
* ''Perdita Durango'' is a barely-remembered 1997 film about a criminal couple who kidnap two people in an attempt to sacrifice them before they go on a mission. The only thing memorable about the film is a sequence where female supporting character Estelle (Aimee Graham) is tied up and raped by Romeo (Javier Bardem), and whether or not she enjoyed the experience.
* ''ThePiano'' is about HarveyKeitel showing off his hairy naughty parts. And HollyHunter playing the piano on a beach.
* When ''[[{{Piranha}} Piranha 3D]]'' was released in 2010 the underwater nude ballet scene quickly became the most famous thing about the movie.
** Either that or Jerry O'Connell's character getting his penis bitten off.
* Do you remember anything about the film ''PowderBlue''? Neither do I, except for the fact that it featured Jessica Biel's first nude scene.
* ''{{Push}}'': Fourteen year old DakotaFanning doing the ZettaiRyouiki thing.
* ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' was about Princess Leia in a metal bikini...and something about some teddy bears and there being a trap.
* And for more evidence that the ''I Am Sam'' girl has grown up, watch ''TheRunaways'', which is basically about Fanning making out with Kristen Stewart.
* ''TheSevenYearItch'' is remembered more for the [[AllThereInTheManual publicity shot]] of MarilynMonroe [[MarilynManeuver having her skirt lifted by a subway vent]] than any actual scene from the movie (or [[AdaptationDisplacement the play]], for that matter).
* ''Sherrybaby'': MaggieGyllenhaal spends a good portion of the movie naked (as opposed to ''{{Secretary}}'', where she's only naked at the end), including one scene where she's just out of the shower. Anyone remember the plot to this thing?
** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Something about a druggie trying to get rid of her daughter, right?]]
* ''ShockCorridor'': Constance Towers's extended striptease isn't the only thing that sticks in your head, but it certainly is unforgettable.
* ''Sirens''. Full frontal nudity from many famous ladies (Elle [=MacPherson=] and Portia de Rossi, to name two). The dream scene in the lake is the one most folks remember.
* ''{{SOB}}'': This satire on the nature of Hollywood should be remembered as William Holden's final movie. Instead most people remember it as the movie in which Julie Andrews appeared topless.
* ''{{Species}}'' was a pretty forgettable sci-fi horror film. The only reason anybody still remembers it is because the hot blonde in it spent a lot of time walking around naked.
* Anybody remember anything about ''{{Splash}}'' that didn't involve Daryl Hannah naked?
** In a PG-rated movie? In a {{Disney}} PG-rated movie?[[hottip:*:All right, it was Touchstone - the very first Touchstone movie, in fact.]]
** TomHanks was in it (somewhere)?
* The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' movie was praised for [[{{Reboot}} re-creating]] a forty-year-old franchise. Most people will forget the imploding planets and tattooed Romulans in favor of the GoodLookingPrivates. Who cares about alternate timelines when Kirk's making [[ButtMonkey nigh-constant injury]] look sexy?
** And the [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe green chick]] and Uhura in their underwear.
* Everyone remembers ''StrawDogs'' for three reasons:
** Susan George gets raped [[VictimFallsForRapist and likes it]].
** '''Giant beartrap.'''
** DustinHoffman going ''batshit crazy''.
* ''{{Swordfish}}'' is the movie where HalleBerry showed her breasts for the first time. There was also something about a hacker...
** To the point that a good deal of marketing focused on how much extra (reputedly $500,000) she was paid specifically for agreeing to flash her breasts for no particularly good reason in a single scene.
** Her film ''MonstersBall'' is largely remembered the same way because of her steamy sex scene, but it was good enough on its own merits to win her an Oscar.
* ''The {{Terminator}}'' 's ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Linda Hamilton having hot sex with Michael Biehn, to a lovely piano version of the Terminator theme.
** ''Terminator Salvation'' homaged this with [[RhymesOnADime Moon Bloogood showing her boobs]]. Scene was cut from the theatrical release to qualify for a PG-13 rating, but was re-inserted into the special extended Blu-Ray edition. Watch the movie with this scene included, and Sam Worthington, ChristianBale, AntonYelchin and everybody else being all angsty doesn't matter anymore.
** Terminator? Oh yeah! That's the film series where, in the third one, there's a hot female who has no clothes on at the start of the movie, then gets into tight leathers for the rest, and can [[GagBoobs INFLATE HER OWN BOOBS]].
* ''{{Titanic}}'' has a number of scenes and lines that endure in the popular memory, but none moreso than KateWinslet's taking off her clothes for a nude portrait (which, mind you, [[HelloNurse is very impressive]]). Equaled by the (literally) steamy in-car sex between Jack and Rose. Impressive, considering all you really see is a hand pressed against a window.
* The common consensus is that the best scene from the ''TombRaider'' movie is when [[ActionGirl Lara]] is showering, then gets out of shower and briefly uses a ModestyTowel before casting it aside for a ToplessnessFromTheBack shot and side boob.
* What makes ''TotalRecall'' different from all the other ArnoldSchwarzenegger movies? Two -- no, in this movie it's ''[[http://i.somethingawful.com/inserts/articlepics/photoshop/04-25-08-movies/KillerFuzzball.jpg three]]'' [[{{Multiboobage}} things]].
* ''TheTourist'' showcases a rather odd case of this happening to a movie ''before it even began filming''! The press went kind of like this: Spy thriller set in Italy directed by [[ChildrenOfMen Alfonso Cuaron]] and starring Sam Worthington and Charlize Theron? Not exciting enough. Cuaron replaced with [[Film/TheLivesofOthers Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck]] and the stars replaced with AngelinaJolie and JohnnyDepp? A little more interesting, I guess. A script leak revealing a ''steamy shower sex scene'' between Jolie and Depp? '''OH MY GOD GET THE PHOTOGRAPHERS TO ITALY ASAP!!!'''
** And then the shower scene was cut during filming, allegedly upon request of Johnny Depp's girlfriend. Serves us all right, I guess.
* JamieLeeCurtis in ''TrueLies''. Screw the Harrier chases, the many, many explosions or Arnie at his LargeHam best. Everyone remembers Curtis' shadowy striptease first and foremost. (Of course YMMV on whether you remember because you thought it was FetishFuel or misogynistic crap.)
* ''TheUnborn'' is [[ThisIsSparta All. About. Odette. Yustman's. ASS.]] So much that [[MaleGaze her butt is the main focus]] on [[http://www.filmtastic.net/images/theunborn1.jpg the poster]].
* ''UnderSiege'' is that movie where Erika Eleniak jumps out of a cake topless.
** Or more accurately, the movie where Erika Eleniak jumps out of a cake topless then later on Tommy Lee Jones gets a knife stuck in his head.
* ''Varsity Blues''? Isn't that the movie where some chick comes out in a whipped cream bikini?
** Of course, not. It was also the movie where high school students discover their teacher is secretly a stripper.
* ''VaseDeNoces'', that is the film's official title and not ''The Pig Fucking Movie''.
* Never mind Tim Roth doing a MoneyDearBoy role, ''Virgin Territory'' is all about Hayden Christensen making whoopee with naughty nuns-and Mischa Barton baring her boobs.
** Then people are remembering things that didn't even happen -- Barton's done some nudity, but not in that movie.
* From what is said on the message boards on the IMDB you'd think that ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' consisted of 160 minutes of a blue penis.
* ''{{Whiteout}}'' had a scene where Kate Beckinsale was [[FanService taking off her clothes]] before [[ShowerScene taking a shower]] even though "Hollywood showers" are not allowed at the South Pole due to water restrictions.. What's the plot of the movie? Nobody seems to remember.
* The most memorable things about ''The Warrior and the Sorceress'', aside from the fact that it stars a sword-wielding David Carradine, are the fact that the titular (heh...) Sorceress is topless the entire time, and a [[MultiBoobage woman with four breasts]] who has an erotic dance scene and then [[{{Squick}} tries to kill Carradine with a tentacle that comes out of her vagina.]] She's even [[http://www.impawards.com/1984/warrior_and_the_sorceress.html on the poster for the movie]] (unless it's meant to be some ''other'' chick with four boobs), with the Sorceress nowhere to be seen.
* ''WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' might as well have been named ''Jessica Rabbit Makes It Okay To Think An Animated Character Is Hot''. (For those of you who haven't seen it: She got her last name by marriage. Also, she's not bad - she's just drawn that way.)
* ''TheWholeNineYards''. There was the toplessness of Amanda Peet, and something about money...
* The original version of ''TheWickerMan'', in which:
** Britt Ekland - and her body double - get naked, do a sexy dance, and sing "Willow's Song"
** [[ItWasHisSled A crowd of villagers put Edward Woodward in a big wicker man and set him on fire]], while ChristopherLee leads them in a [[SoundtrackDissonance rousing rendition]] of "Sumer Is Icumen In".
** The "remake", on the other hand, has no fanservice whatsoever, but does stand out for NicolasCage punching out a woman while wearing a bear costume... and being completely terrible. And [[BeeBeeGun bees]] ([[MemeticMutation my God]]).
* ''WildThings'' is actually a pretty good "whodunit?" that has twists and turns... and DeniseRichards' champagne-covered breast implants. Mention ''Wild Things'' to a male and ask them to name a scene from it; it'll either be that or the part where she makes out with Neve Campbell[[hottip:*:'s body double]].
** Or Kevin Bacon's junk.
* ''Film/TheWingsOfTheDove'', a lengthy involved plot about some people in olde timey days trying to get rich, and then right at the end several glorious minutes of HelenaBonhamCarter speechifying in the buff.
* ''Film/WomenInLove''. The 1969 adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel included Glenda Jackson's Academy Award winning performance, but today, the film is largely remembered for the sweaty naked wrestling scene with Alan Bates and OliverReed, and having one of the first depictions of male frontal nudity in a major studio film.
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[[folder: Literature ]]
* There's a very graphic and deeply disturbing female-on-male rape scene early in the first book of ''Literature/{{Orcs}}''. It seems that a lot of people stopped reading there.
* D.H. Lawrence is widely known for ''Lady Chatterley's Lover'', and that book is remembered for one specific scene. It could even be argued that the ''entire book'' is this trope; it's hardly the author's best work, but it's still the most recognized Lawrence title. Why? The entire book is about sex. In the UK, it's arguably for the fact that it being about sex resulted in an obscenity trial. The jury found the experience to be rather stimulating.
* ''HowNotToWriteANovel'' offers three examples for the 'list of ingredients' method of descriptions gone wrong: the living room, the zoo, and the porn studio. Which one does everyone remember? The porn studio.
* Stephen King's ''{{It}}'' Yeah, that one scene in the sewer, which wasn't in the TV miniseries for obvious reasons.
** And that other similar scene which also wasn't included in the TV miniseries for even more obvious reasons.
* Terry Pratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels tend to avoid or skirt over sex or erotica. However, Discworld/{{Thud}} has a scene which smacks of genuine contrivance, maybe as a TakeThat! to fanfic writers who insist on pairing off the most unlikely characters in contrived scenes where they inevitably get off with each other. Sally and Angua end up knee-deep in mud, naked, and squaring off for what could either end up as a cat-fight or something else; Sally subverts either result with a joke about how people might so much want to see this that they'd pay good money for it.
* In the SwordOfTruth, there are a few examples that stand out above all the others, though there's [[AuthorAppeal enough material]] that most of them don't even stand out.
** The "spirit house" becomes a running gag between Richard and Kahlan.
** Kahlan, leading the D'Harans against the Order, wearing only bodypaint.
** Nicci, riding out against an army with her dress pulled down so nobody would notice her face.
** Nicci, abusing the Maternity spell she cast on Kahlan.
** Denna. But [[{{Squick}} we wish we could forget]].
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''Merlin'' has [[http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldw74aKWaZ1qd1awpo1_500.jpg shirtless Arthur.]] Starting with season 2, that happens on average at least once an episode. Oh, and also, [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EFIeAmK8nkQ/ToDigxVbABI/AAAAAAAAEs4/PzlWwbhgX2Y/s1600/id_10477.jpg Leon, Gwaine, and Percival.]] [[http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/25500000/Season-4-Cast-Photos-merlin-on-bbc-25523059-1707-2560.jpg Gwen's cleavage]] [[http://www.google.com/imgres?q=gwen+the+hunter%27s+heart&um=1&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=643&tbm=isch&tbnid=Em-NJMZQywmTEM:&imgrefurl=http://merlin.wikia.com/wiki/File:Gwen_in_the_hunter%27s_heart_2.jpg&docid=yd3eM8K62O8MuM&itg=1&imgurl=http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120221203318/merlin1/images/e/eb/Gwen_in_the_hunter%2527s_heart_2.jpg&w=400&h=225&ei=TWaDT-afMYvUgAfElY34Bw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=503&vpy=364&dur=1195&hovh=168&hovw=300&tx=175&ty=102&sig=100602016818766572958&page=1&tbnh=102&tbnw=181&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:14,s:0,i:97 and harem-girl outfit.]] And [[http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/25200000/Morgana-Merlin-season-4-katie-mcgrath-25207796-1707-2560.jpg Morgana's black lace dress.]] Not to mention shirtless Lancelot in ''Lancelot du Lac'' coming ''dripping wet'' out of the middle of the Lake.
* ''Oz'': That's the show where Christopher Meloni and his co-mates get naked and show off their penises before raping other naked guys in the shower, right? Was there also great dialogue, realistic characters, great acting, and amazing storylines, or was that just a rumor?
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a lot of cases:
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber The Mind Robber]]'' is a surreal story set in a world of fairy tales, mythology, classical literature...and [[{{Zeerust}} a newspaper comic serial from the year 2000]] and what's the first image that comes to mind? Zoe's bum.
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death]]'' has sparkling DouglasAdams wit, a man aging to death and the villain being defeated by a punch. Main popular memory - Lalla Ward in a SexySchoolwoman outfit.
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E4Terminus Terminus]]'' has a leprosy-like disease, a man going back in time and creating the universe, and Turlough with the Black Guardian. What does everyone remember? Nyssa taking off her skirt.
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani The Caves of Androzani]]'' features the regeneration from Fifth to Sixth and actually has the Fifth Doctor being {{badass}}. The memory? Peri's cleavage while she's holding the regenerating Doctor.
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric The Curse of Fenric]]'' completes the epic storyline of the struggle against the dark gods and cosmic forces the Doctor has been playing TheChessmaster against. The memory? Half a second of Sophie Aldred's knickers.
** Pretty much the entirety of Louise Jameson's (Leela) time as companion to the 4th Doctor. Tight leather minidresses split to the hip, prominent cleavage, and plenty of poses emphasizing both.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E12BadWolf Bad Wolf]]", where everybody is fighting for their lives in gameshows that try to kill you, and what does everyone remember? Jack Harkness, naked in front of millions of viewers. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Their viewing figures just went up]].
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetofFire Planet of Fire]]" has ''two'' examples of this trope, one for the boys and one for the girls. What do the boys remember? Peri in a Bikini. What do the the girls remember? Turlough taking off his tight short shorts.
** ''The End of Time'', part 1 features the return of the Master and Donna's father Wilf and the Doctor coming to terms with his impending regeneration, as well as [[spoiler:the return of the Time Lords themselves while the Master turns almost every human into clones of himself]]. What do people remember? TheMaster a) emerging naked from a swirl of blue energy b) tied up to a chair with several straps, with his legs spread c) the Master wearing ''a red leather collar with a leash'' d) the Master in ''a straitjacket'' and finally, e) ''the Master in a pink dress''.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E01TheEleventhHour Eleven's very first episode]], we have a gambit involving a computer virus that draws the authorities to the MonsterOfTheWeek, as well as an undertone of abandonment as Amy Pond waits for 14 years for her Doctor. What do people recall? The Doctor of stripping down in front of his companion Amy and her friend Rory. Naturally, Rory looks away, but Amy doesn't -- and neither do the fangirls. Of course, what any guy who watched the episode will remember is Amy in the police uniform.
* Remember the episode where ''MorkAndMindy'' first kissed? No? Remember the one where Mork befriended a caterpillar and then thought it died when really it was just becoming a butterfly? No? Remember the one where Mork was captured by the sexy Nectrotons, whose leader was played by Raquel Welch? I thought so.
* ''{{Chuck}}''. Yvonne Strahovski regularly strapping weaponry on whilst wearing underwear. Also, the constant presence of the CatFight.
* ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' is primarily remembered for a pair of short shorts. They are even commonly called "Daisy Dukes" after the character that wears them.
* The promo for the shocking, [[TearJerker heartbreaking]], Emmy-winning ''Series/{{House}}'' episode "House's Head" featured its scene of Cuddy doing a strip tease for House. (The episode itself did, too, [[NeverTrustATrailer for a wonder]].)
* In the ''{{Firefly}}'' episode "Trash" the crew stole something and then there was Mal, [[SceneryCensor in the desert, naked.]]
** It is also the series where ''one of the main characters'' is a prostitute. Oh, sorry, [[InsistentTerminology "Companion"]].
** Uh, guys? Topless ChristinaHendricks anyone?
*** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Oh hey, uh, flesh...]]
*** [[MemeticMutation I'll be in my bunk...]]
* ''{{Brookside}}'', the soap opera set in Liverpool where Anna Friel kissed another girl. One of the first acknowledgements on British TV that lesbians existed, and avant-garde for its time.
* Janet Jackson's "[[NippleAndDimed wardrobe malfunction]]" at the 2004 SuperBowl Halftime Show caused a ''shitstorm'' of controversy which is still occasionally joked about, and the NFL has only brought in "safe" classic rock bands ever since. Now do you remember who was actually ''playing'' in the championship game that year? Which is sad, because it was one of the most exciting Super Bowls ever.
** To be fair, a sizable portion of people watching the Super Bowl weren't watching it for the game.
** Even more so because most people do not actually remember the scene as it happened, since it was over far too quickly to notice unless you were paying complete attention. Most people know the event [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing only from its media coverage]].
** This was also subverted in the same Super Bowl. Everybody remembers Janet Jackson. Decidedly fewer remember the guy dancing in the end zone with a football over his wedding tackle.
* Successfully done in ''{{Xena}}'' and ''[[HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules]]'', less so in ''{{Sheena}}'' and ''TheBeastmaster'', each for the guys and girls respectively. Then came the to a lesser extent for both ''{{Andromeda}}''.
* Most people only remember the series ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' as ''Xena: Lesbian Princess'' because no one can remember anything else other than [[LesYay Gabrielle and Xena kissing and bathing together]]. The writters admitted to keeping the {{UST}} all along.
* The ''[[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' episode "The Menagerie" is often remembered for being "TheOneWith the [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe green chick]]."
* Lois Lane of ''{{Smallville}}'' is Superman's future wife and star journalist of the ''Daily Planet''. In the opening credits, her background scene is still her stepping out of the water in a bikini.
** Laura Vandervoot as Supergirl likes to wear very skimpy outfits, and wanders around the house in only her underwear.
*** [[{{JustifiedTrope}} Consider her ensemble in every other appearance.]]
* ''TopGear'', Series 13 -- few people remember where the presenters went to do a classic rally (Majorca), but everyone remembers James May's co-driver: buxom glamor model Madison Welch.
* ''{{Dollhouse}}'' features lots of beautiful [[InnocentFanserviceGirl constantly naked people]] frolicking and ElizaDushku in dominatrix outfits.
* ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "A Touch of Brimstone" is the one where Mrs. Peel wears the [[{{Fanservice}} leather bustier]].
* ''{{Friends}}'' has many, many memorable moments: but arguably none more memorable than Jennifer Aniston in the Slave Leia outfit.
* ''TrueBlood'' is that show where AnnaPaquin gets naked. A lot.
** And has lots of sex with her vampire boyfriend who has a weird way of pronouncing her name.
** And a tall, blonde vampire having sex at warp speed with a hot Estonian dancer... who also has sex with [[LesYay Pam]].
* The makers of ''{{Californication}}'' know that everyone remembers the stripper, and consequently there are a lot of babes getting naked throughout the course of the show.
* Audiences can't seem to agree what they like more about ''{{Dexter}}'': the sex, or the violence.
** Or the creepy intro.
* ''{{Terminator}}: TheSarahConnorChronicles'' is mostly about SummerGlau in her underwear and various other abbreviated outfits. The marketing people played this up with the famous promotional image of Summer Glau's partially-disassembled robot character, wearing nothing but GodivaHair. The show is notable in that two groups of people will remember it for different things: the first for Summer Glau, and the second for Lena Headey.
* ''TheDailyShow'' had a bit of fun when George Takei got married and out of all the ''StarTrek'' stills available, the news put up a picture of Sulu fencing shirtless. "Oh my" indeed.
* ''Series/{{Arrested Development}}'' keeps it off camera, but has an amusing in universe example in the season one episode "Missing Kitty".
-->'''Cop''': Well, we have a restaurant full of people saying that you threatened Kitty the last time she was seen.\\
'''Michael''': How does anybody even remember this?\\
'''Cop''': She showed her knobs in a Steakhouse, sir.
* The {{BBC}} miniseries of ''{{Pride and Prejudice}}'' is remembered by many female viewers for the part in which ColinFirth [[WetSariScene dives into a pond]].
* It appears the DiscoveryChannel website attempted to invoke this one on those who browsed the ''MythBusters'' [[http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mythbusters/photogalleries/photogalleries.html photo galleries]], inviting us to see the "Bathtub Test" album by saying "See production stills -- including pictures of a half-naked Adam -- from episode 19".
* For some reason, ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has the rather bad habit of laying down important exposition while sex is happening in the scene. Episode 7 had Petyr Baelish delivering a rather important, character-defining monologue in the midst of making two whores "play" with each other.
-->'''TelevisionWithoutPity Recap:''' I really can't emphasize enough how distracting it is that he's delivering this monologue while two naked ladies are theatrically pleasuring each other.
* ''StargateSG1'' has the episode where everyone is infected with an anti-Goa'uld device, but that's sort of secondary to Dr. Fraiser opening up her shirt (and revealing her bra) because she's infected and hot.
** The pilot episode "Children of the Gods", had full-frontal nudity in its original airing on Showtime. It was edited out in later airings on regular cable (replaced by a couple long closeups of Teal'c's face), but is retained in the DVD release.
* The 2005 series of UK ''BigBrother''. Kinga, on her first night found a novel place to put an empty wine bottle. Anyone remember who won the competition?
* A later season of ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' had two female competitors strip naked and forfeit an immunity challenge in exchange for a plate of Oreos.
* It's actually surprisingly hard to find LegendOfTheSeeker clips that don't contain Cara or Kahlan, though mostly Cara. Why does this count as this trope? Tight red leather. Low neckline. Tabrett Bethell. On second thought, this might not be such a bad thing.
** Bath house scene.
** Everyone remembers that Richard's first scene was shirtless.
** Pretty much the only main character who ''hasn't'' had this treatment is Zedd.
* Say ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', and the the reaction is most likely to be "gay sex". While it's true that the show mentioned gay sex at least once an episode, and the straight main character was briefly turned gay in only the second episode, and there was at least one episode mostly focused on a character having gay sex with an alien, it barely ever actually ''showed'' the sex.
* [[KamenRiderOOO That Kamen Rider series]] where the main character is constantly seen in nothing but his boxers.
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[[folder: Music ]]
* All anyone remembers about house music producer and DJ L'il Louis? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Kiss_(song) That track]] with the woman having a '[[TopGear Lady Chatterley crisis]]' over it.
* NineInchNails? They're the 'fuck you like an animal' guys, right? And the guys where Bob Flanagan gets nude and gets tortured and killed by a machine whilst he basks in masochistic pleasure?
* {{Shakira}}'s most famous lyric is surely the one about having "small and humble" breasts. Oh yeah, and her hips don't lie either.
* Neo-Soul singer D'angelo, got this hard after his "Untitled" music video....
* There's also the Benny Benassi videos.
* The Dandy Warhols gained a lot of notoriety for keyboardist Zia [=McCabe=] playing topless. The number of guys showing up just for that caused her to pretty much stop. And their most famous song? "Bohemian Like You," due to the video with a few seconds each of full frontal nudity from a WrenchWench and a [[FanserviceWithASmile waiter]].
* MTV Brazil has stated that in their country, before Dave Grohl recorded an album with QueensOfTheStoneAge, they were just the band of that guy who played naked during Rock in Rio.
* Inverted in LadyGaga's "Telephone". The video is so full of {{fanservice}} and FetishFuel that [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Everybody Remembers]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome the Sandwich]].
* Not quite fanservice, but the videoclip for Latin band Miranda's song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8X4wF8OOKU Ritmo & Decepción]]" is only remembered by some due to the brief {{Restart}} cameo.
* Rapper ''Petey Pablo'' had a video called ''freek-a-leek''. But the only thing people remember from it is the model Esther Baxter aka ''"Ms. freek-a-leek"''.
* Christina Millian had quite a few music video's early in her career. But the only video people seem to remember is ''"Dip It Low"''.
* R&B group H-Town is mostly known for being that trio who danced like raunchy shirtless male strippers and sung ''Knockin The Boots''.
* Everybody remembers the music video for "Here I Go Again" by {{Whitesnake}} because it features 1980s hottie Tawny Kitaen writhing around sensuously on the hood of a car. The video became even ''more'' famous when viewers discovered that there's a nipple slip that the censors missed (the video was quickly edited to remove the split-second of nudity).
* David Lee Roth once did a cover of the BeachBoys classic "California Girls". The only reason anybody still remembers Roth's version is because the music video featured more girls in bikinis than Cancun during Spring Break.
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[[folder: Religion and Mythology]]
* Mary Magdalene's status as "Prostitute" is [[PopularHistory firmly ingrained in descriptions of her]], although not in Literature/TheBible. Compare how often Matthew's old job of "Tax Collector" is referred to.
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[[folder:TabletopGames]]
* All most ''{{Warhammer 40000}}'' fans seem to remember about [[ChurchMilitant the Sisters of Battle]] is that they're an AmazonBrigade in a ''very'' male-dominated setting, and that one of their troop options literally wear nothing but three scraps of paper (and a [[ChainsawGood Chainsaw Sword]]). Also, apparently the Dark Eldar do nothing but rape everything to death. As do [[TheHedonist Slaaneesh worshippers]].
* Mention the card Elvish Ranger to any ''MagicTheGathering'' fan and prepare to hear about [[http://magiccards.info/ai/en/67.html its art featuring an elf woman in a]] FurBikini. Nobody seems to know that the card came with an alternate art version [[http://magiccards.info/ai/en/68.html featuring a conservatively-dressed male elf.]]
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[[folder: Theater ]]
* [[{{Equus}} That play]] where [[HeyItsThatGuy Harry Potter]] is naked.
* [[{{Hair}} That musical]] where everyone gets naked.
** ''OhCalcutta'' as well.
* [[TheFullMonty That other musical based on a film]] where some guys get naked.
** Which, to be fair, [[JustifiedTrope is what it is mostly about anyway]]...
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[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''FinalFantasy'':
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''. The plot? The GuideDangIt HundredPercentCompletion? The triumphant return of the FinalFantasy Job System last seen in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''? It's all overshadowed by the girls' {{stripperific}} dresspheres.
** Even in the original ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who can remember the CorruptChurch plot, but can easily remember the fact that Lulu bends over during her VictoryPose and Rikku's first appearance as a proper party member consists of her stripping out of a wetsuit.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' - Have fun trying to remind a fanboy that Tifa was one of the most emotionally complex and morally interesting members of the main cast, or pointing out the surprisingly subtle foreshadowing of TheReveal concerning her past with Cloud - or, hell, that Aeris and Yuffie were also in the game. Despite her ''mountains'' of careful character development or her constant ''skirt''ing with suffering a breakdown herself, her interesting relations''hips'', or her ability to keep a ''leg'' up on most situations, there's just ''two'' facts you need to keep a''[[HurricaneOfPuns breast]]'' of where Tifa's concerned.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', the 33cm shoe is on the other foot. Good luck explaining to a fangirl that Snow Villiers isn't the game's main character. Why is that? The ''length'' of time spent developing his personality doesn't seem to be a ''big'' part of ''it''.
** And moving beyond ''XIII'', even though we don't know much about ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVersusXIII'' yet, most of the talk about it is fangirls swooning over Noctis. EvenTheGuysWantHim, though... Others saw the trailer and remember it as [[LonelyPianoPiece that]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic one]] [[{{Bishounen}} trailer]] [[BattleInTheRain that]] [[SupernaturalMartialArts tries]] [[{{Opera}} way]], [[ImplausibleFencingPowers way]] [[CameraTricks too]] [[SlouchOfVillainy hard]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome to be cool]].
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' had [[CatGirl bunny girl]] Fran, and some other people. And Princess Redbutt.
** And take it all the way to 1988 and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. [[TheHero Firion]] gets seduced by a [[CuteMonsterGirl lamia queen]] disguised as the princess. Prior to ''Dissidia'', if you remembered just one thing about ''II'', it was that. Considering that SquareEnix themselves play it up, though, you can't really be blamed for it.
** FinalFantasyXIII2 has a rather memorable scene of Lightning getting magically stripped nude of her regular outfit and then having it replaced by her new, more fanservicey armor.
* Why should you play ''{{Snatcher}}''? You get to flirt with all the women! It even caters to all the ephebophiles out there! And there's nudity! And something about Communist robots taking over the world with ReplicantSnatching, probably.
* The way some people talk about ''MassEffect'', you'd think the game is nothing but [[RatedMForMoney full-on]] [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe alien lesbian sex]]...[[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer that never actually happens]]. As a meta-example, it seems like the only thing the die-hard fans care about is the romances.
* There are some people who have never even played ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', yet almost everyone knows about [[FurryFandom Krystal]].
* [[TombRaider Lara Croft]] has huge guns - oh, and pistols, too. A lot of people play the game through on all difficulty levels and get all the trophies-just to unlock the bikini costumes.
* ''GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned'': Congressman Stubbs' penis. That's it.
** ''GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'': Three words - [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Coffee_mod "Hot Coffee" Mod.]]
* ''PrinceOfPersia: Warrior Within''. Shahdee is a minor character who gets dispatched not far into the game, yet thanks to her [[ThongOfShielding outfit]] and [[MaleGaze introduction sequence]], many remember her like she was the focus of the game.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' is about a busty, drool-inducing, barely-clothed [[HornyDevils succubus]] [[MemeticSexGod who is sexier than sex]], wanders the earth looking for a good time, and appears in most of [[CapcomVsWhatever Capcom's crossover titles]], [[SarcasmMode right]]?
** She's the sole Darkstalker in four games: ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes Marvel vs. Capcom]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom Tatsunoko vs. Capcom]]''. Demitri... the guy the whole franchise was built around, for crying out loud... has ''one'' such honor (''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos SVC Chaos]]''). This is not a coincidence.
** Hey, that's not fair! It's [[BettyAndVeronica also got]] a CatGirl, who's motivation is to... um... I... uh... huh.
* ''DragonQuestIV'' was the first ''DragonQuest'' game to have multiple party members with distinctive personalities, rather than use a predetermined party or a team of PlayerMooks. Of all the characters, MsFanservice [[{{Stripperiffic}} Maya]]'s artwork is leaps and bounds more voluminous than any other character in the series.
** [[{{Stripperiffic}} Jessica]] of ''DragonQuestVIII'', appearing as the only one who can change outfits on maps and ''puff-puff'' the enemies into various confusion with her sex appeal abilities.
* In ''[[FirstEncounterAssaultRecon FEAR]] 2'', Alma rapes you. That's right, YOU! Oh yeah and some other stuff happens.
* KingOfFighters is that fighting game featuring Mai's Gainaxing boobs and ... oh, the rest of the fighters. I think it's about fighting.
* In ''SilentHill2'', Pyramid Head rapes things. Some say that other things happen, but I haven't found a source to confirm this.
* Look up the soundtrack to ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead: OVERKILL'' sometime. Apparently, the only noteworthy song in the game is the lyrical version of the "Carny" chapter's theme, the focus of which is [[CrossesTheLineTwice a guy making love to a decomposing mutant as it's trying to kill him]].
* Ask a Pokémon fan to think of a female character from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', and chances are they'll think of Skyla or Elesa first. Suffice to say that neither of them dress [[{{Stripperiffic}} the way normal women would dress]].
** [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Dawn]] is quite recalled for her short skirt, however [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Leaf's]] is shorter.
*** And yet even they're overshadowed by [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire May,]] [[BuxomIsBetter for two obvious reasons...]]
* ''SummonNight'' is most well-known in the west for its GayOption's and its other fanservices, mostly in the Swordscraft Story series though. It doesn't help that the box of one of the games displays a screen of Pratty saying she [[ItMakesSenseInContext kisses girls all the time.]]
** Likewise, ''MagiciansQuestMysteriousTimes'' is known for being both an "''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' clone" and "an ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' clone where you can be gay". ''HarvestMoon Cute'' is also somewhat infamous within the fandom for the RomanticTwoGirlFriendship GayOption that was taken out of the international versions.
* {{Vanillaware}}'s latest title ''DragonsCrown'' seems to be heading this way. Fans are less concerned about the quality of the title (which, granted, is nothing to worry about since Vanillaware's releases are consistently good) and more concerned about how much FetishFuel the [[HotWitch Sorceress]] and {{Amazon|ianBeauty}} provide.
* ''DragonAge'' is that game where you can have a foursome, and there's something about licking a lamppost in winter.
** Ditto for ''JadeEmpire'' where you can have a threesome. Oh, and something about a big guy with two axes.
* Ask most people about ''GuiltyGear'' and they'll say "Yeah, I know that game. Isn't it that fighting game with [[NeverLiveItDown the boy who dresses up as a girl]]?" Yep. ''GuiltyGear'' is a game with intense fast-paced combat, an interesting {{Animesque}} setting and [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome a ridiculously awesome soundtrack]], yet it is doomed to be forever remembered as "The Game That Gave Us [[WholesomeCrossdresser Brid]][[UnsettlingGenderReveal get]]".
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* The eighth issue of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', the most sexually explicit one, is also the most infamous.
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[[folder: Web Original ]]
* A YouTube video on a channel known as Vlogvetica featured a naked guy walking in the background, for maybe one second, and was never pointed out in the actual video. Guess what every single comment was about.
* The trope "ButYouScrewOneGoat", is the punchline of a joke that owes its humor as much if not more to the trope under discussion here than the one that actually bears its name.
* From ThisWiki on the BodyPaint page:
-->'''Troper:''' I saw an Israeli war movie (forget the name, sorry) that began and ended with a scene showing the protagonist and his girlfriend rubbing paint all over each other while making love. Not sure what this had to do with the rest of the movie.
-->'''Other troper:''' [[FetishFuel Who cares]]?
* Any sex scene in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' quite often eclipses the character. Case in point, there's a reason that She Bop (girl on girl rape) is the most infamous thread of V3. So far as characters go, Rosa Fiametta of V4 often gets this treatment, to the point where her characterisation is simplified to just being a sex maniac due to the frequency with which she gets it on.
* The Game Heroes ad where WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic gets kidnapped. I'm sorry, what were you selling again? I got distracted by the pretty boy getting manhandled and a gun being put to his head.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' is home to a literal example of his trope on the season two episode, "Flight As A Feather," [[spoiler:in which Mayor Tilton's ex-girlfriend (a stripper) crashes an outdoor deal-signing ceremony and threatens to kill herself and the Mayor with two megatons worth of dynamite strapped to her naked body -- [[DisproportionateRetribution all because the Mayor dumped her]]. The Mask then poses as a bartender and strips the dynamite off Cookie's body, leaving her to be ogled by Kellaway and Doyle]]. Now that you remembered the sex part, do you remember anything else about the episode -- like how it's about [[spoiler:The Mask losing his lucky feather hours before a karaoke contest]]?
** [[CompletelyMissingThePoint I totally remember there being a pizza stand!]]
* It's possible the only scene most guys remember from the "girly" Disney film ''TheLittleMermaid'' is when Ariel is first transformed into a human, and is naked for the next 6 minutes of the movie.
** I don't know, I'm fairly sure a crab has a musical number at some point.
** The rest of us remember the musical at THE BEGINNING. So many half-naked beauties in sea shell bikini's...
* As the show's TVTropes page (and Laconic description) will tell you, ''TimeSquad'' is merely (and I quote from the Laconic description): "CartoonNetwork's 26-episode juggernaut of HoYay, FreudWasRight, GettingCrapPastTheRadar, and DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything moments. And, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg oh yes]], TimeTravel."
* The existence of short series ''Fish Police'' is only remembered because it had lots of quite uncartoonish passionate kissing as well as other content that was considered too risque for children's TV. It was also remembered as one of the early competitors of ''TheSimpsons'' (along with ''Family Dog'' and ''Capitol Critters'' -- a ''Simpsons'' Halloween special even had [[TakeThat a sight gag that showed those three shows on tombstones]]) that got canceled due to all three shows being critical and ratings disasters (though gaining cult followings years after being taken off the air).
* The most memorable ''Cow and Chicken'' episode involves getting in the girls' bathroom.
** And the [[MissingEpisode banned episode]] with the lesbian bikers who invite Cow to play softball with them.
* [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]]'s ''TheGreatMouseDetective'' is often remembered by the BigLippedAlligatorMoment in the BadGuyBar with the mouse girl singer and her ChorusGirls. See RefugeInAudacity and/or GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
* The film ElArca is mostly remembered for Panthy's dance scene. Wasn't it also based on Noah's Ark?
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[[folder: Real Life ]]
* Katrina Darrell was in the auditions of Season 8 of ''AmericanIdol''. This is the infamous "Bikini Girl".
* That ''American's Greatest Inventor'' show? The one with the Naughty Knot Lingerie.
* And practically every girl/girl group act who was talentless but hawt on shows like America's Got Talent and the like, where their looks swayed the male judges but not the female one(s).
* BillClinton was the President of the United States for eight years (1993-2001). The only thing that many people remember about him was his many sex scandals (Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, and, most infamous of all, Monica Lewinsky).
* When Brandi Chastain ripped off her Soccer Jersey and displayed her (not particularly immodest) sports bra. Now name the event, year, and opponent. [[spoiler:Winning the 1999 Women's World Cup against the Chinese team]].
** Thanks to a combination of this and SmallReferencePools, quite a few people don't remember it was Chastain that actually did this. Quite a few people attribute this to Mia Hamm, since she's the only female soccer player a lot of people can name. They don't even remember the person, just the bra.
* Any famous nude statue or painting. If someone mentions Michelangelo's ''David'', the first thing that comes to mind for many people is ''not'' the fact that it portrays him before the battle with Goliath.
** Michelangelo broke from the norm with ''David'' depicting him ''about to fight'' Goliath, instead of after his victory. Thus David is missing the artifacts that would normally give it away to the uninformed viewer, such as the head of Goliath or an empty sling. This is probably what happens when you show generations of people a statue of a nude man with the only explanation "This is David, he's a beautiful work of art." The statue itself is supposed to be meaningful both in its grasp of human determination to fight oppression and in its portrayal of human anatomy, but all anybody remembers is "naked".
* Any and all "sex tapes" scandals. Whether or not the person is at all notable is irrelevant, as is the fact that it is indistinguishable from amateur porn, famous people having sex is ''clearly'' interesting. Most notably, Paris Hilton basically built ''an entire career'' using this trope.
** Similarly, Kim Kardashian became a ''lot'' more famous after a sex tape was leaked in which rapper Ray J urinates on her.
* More than a few studies have found that while sexual content makes an ad memorable it only helps them remember they saw a sexy ad, they're often no better at remembering what it was trying to sell.
* ElizabethHurley was an unknown actress until she showed up with then-boyfriend HughGrant at the Los Angeles premier of FourWeddingsAndAFuneral, wearing a {{Stripperiffic}} Versace dress held together with giant safety pins. Hurley was on the cover of every fashion and celebrity publication, which both launched her career and made Versace a household name.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channing_Tatum Channing Tatum]] seems to be heading down this road. While a good actor in his own right, once news leaked that he worked as a male stripper for a year before finding success as an actor, it's all anyone wants to talk about, and although he's capitalizing on it with the movie ''Magic Mike,'' it tends to bleed over into his promotion of other movies, like ''The Vow.'' Not even the episode of ''SaturdayNightLive'' he hosted was immune to exploiting this: he admitted it in the monologue, was shirtless in a couple of sketches, and even played a male stripper in the final sketch of the night.
* Montagnard Politician Marat was a major actor in French Revolution, teaming up with Danton and Robespierre to overthrow the Girondin and being at least as responsible, if not more than Robespierre, for the violent mesures taken by Robespierre later. Yet, the only thing that is remembered by everyone about him is that he ''got assassinated in his bathroom by a woman''
** Also for his portrait being the cover of a [[http://enemieslist.net/undo/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/download.blog_1.gif really good album]].
* In the first 2012 Mexican presidential candidate debate, [[http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/julia-orayen-former-playboy-playmate-steals-show-mexican-223108792.html everyone remembered the former Playboy model.]]
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16th May '12 2:07:19 AM TheEvenPrime
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** Pretty much the only main character who ''hasn't'' had this treatment is Zedd. Thank goodness.
*** Hark! A Subversion. Most people likely want to forget that one of his first scenes was of Zedd standing outdoors naked wearing nothing but a chicken.

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** Pretty much the only main character who ''hasn't'' had this treatment is Zedd. Thank goodness.\n*** Hark! A Subversion. Most people likely want to forget that one of his first scenes was of Zedd standing outdoors naked wearing nothing but a chicken.
16th May '12 2:04:47 AM syckls
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** On the male side of things, everyone remembers Kamina being the [[LargeHam the king of all hams]] and, aside from his CoolShades and BadassCape, wearing [[WalkingShirtlessScene nothing above the waist]]. Very few seem to remember that [[spoiler:[[DecoyProtagonist he died in the first quarter of the series]]]].

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** On the male side of things, everyone remembers Kamina being the [[LargeHam the king of all hams]] and, aside from his CoolShades and BadassCape, wearing [[WalkingShirtlessScene nothing above the waist]]. Very few seem to remember that [[spoiler:[[DecoyProtagonist he died in the first quarter of the series]]]].
14th May '12 9:55:07 PM eviltwin531
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*** Hark! A Subversion. Most people likely want to forget that one of his first scenes was of Zedd standing outdoors naked wearing nothing but a chicken.
14th May '12 5:08:02 PM miru
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* The film ElArca is mostly remembered for Panthy's dance scene. Wasn't it also based on Noah's Ark?
13th May '12 5:57:27 PM Nocturna
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** Susan George gets raped [[RapeIsLove and likes it]].

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** Susan George gets raped [[RapeIsLove [[VictimFallsForRapist and likes it]].
11th May '12 3:04:46 PM nombretomado
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** Don't knock it, [[TheNostalgiaChick it taught pre-teen girls]] some very interesting differences between males and females.

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** Don't knock it, [[TheNostalgiaChick [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick it taught pre-teen girls]] some very interesting differences between males and females.
8th May '12 12:30:33 AM erforce
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* JamesBond films are [[GirlOfTheWeek naturally prone to this]]:
** ''DrNo'' - Honey's bikini scene
** ''DieAnotherDay'' - HalleBerry comes out of the water, which was a direct homage to the scene in ''Dr. No''.

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* JamesBond ''Film/JamesBond'' films are [[GirlOfTheWeek naturally prone to this]]:
** ''DrNo'' ''Film/DrNo'' - Honey's bikini scene
** ''DieAnotherDay'' ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' - HalleBerry comes out of the water, which was a direct homage to the scene in ''Dr. No''.



** Barbara Carrera as Fatima Blush in ''NeverSayNeverAgain''..."Sign it!"
** ''CasinoRoyale'', adversely, may be best remembered for a scene of DanielCraig in swim trunks. That man has no neck.

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** Barbara Carrera as Fatima Blush in ''NeverSayNeverAgain''...''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''..."Sign it!"
** ''CasinoRoyale'', ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', adversely, may be best remembered for a scene of DanielCraig in swim trunks. That man has no neck.



** ''{{Goldfinger}}'', naked woman covered in gold {{body paint}}. This scene, as well as the interviews / directors cuts / pictures of the actress getting painted / etc etc single-handedly spawned an entire genre of porn.

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** ''{{Goldfinger}}'', ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', naked woman covered in gold {{body paint}}. This scene, as well as the interviews / directors cuts / pictures of the actress getting painted / etc etc single-handedly spawned an entire genre of porn.
7th May '12 7:53:55 PM WillBGood
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* In the first 2012 Mexican presidential candidate debate, [[http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/julia-orayen-former-playboy-playmate-steals-show-mexican-223108792.html everyone remembered the former Playboy model.]]
6th May '12 1:58:00 AM Kuscolv
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** Also for his portrait being the cover of a [[http://enemieslist.net/undo/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/download.blog_1.gif really god album]].

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** Also for his portrait being the cover of a [[http://enemieslist.net/undo/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/download.blog_1.gif really god good album]].
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