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23rd Nov '15 8:06:40 PM ChesterPolarbear
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* On the local news during a heat wave, young lean and muscular shirtless men with smooth, hairless chests are sometimes among those asked how they deal with being outside during a heatwave.[[note]]Case in point: during a heatwave in the summer of 1992 during the 5:00 broadcast, Washington D.C. general news reporter Wendy Rieger did a VoxPops interview with a shirtless, twentysomething male who was playing soccer on the National Mall. He told her that the black shorts and T-shirt combo he was wearing matched perfectly but that the shirt was soaked with sweat and became unwearable, so it had to come off. Rieger ran her index finger along one of his disco tits and told the strapping young man she thought that his black shorts-and-sweaty bare chest combination was a good style for him by saying that "It looks like you're well matched here."[[/note]]
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* On the local news during a heat wave, young lean and muscular shirtless men with smooth, hairless chests are sometimes among those asked how they deal with being outside during a heatwave.[[note]]Case in point: during a heatwave in the summer of 1992 during the 5:00 broadcast, Washington D.C. general news reporter Wendy Rieger did a VoxPops interview with a shirtless, twentysomething male who was playing soccer on the National Mall. He told her that the black shorts and T-shirt combo he was wearing matched perfectly but that the shirt was soaked with sweat and became unwearable, so it had to come off. Rieger ran her index finger along one of his [[http://www.onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/disco-tits disco tits tits]] and told the strapping young man she thought that his black shorts-and-sweaty bare chest combination was a good style for him by saying that "It looks like you're well matched here."[[/note]]
23rd Nov '15 6:13:30 PM ChesterPolarbear
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* On the local news during a heat wave, young lean and muscular shirtless men with smooth, hairless chests are sometimes among those asked how they deal with being outside during a heatwave.[[note]]Case in point: during a heatwave in the summer of 1992 during the 5:00 broadcast, Washington D.C. general news reporter Wendy Rieger did a VoxPops interview with a shirtless, twentysomething male who was playing soccer on the National Mall. He told her that the black shorts and T-shirt combo he was wearing matched perfectly but that the shirt was soaked with sweat and became unwearable, so it had to come off. Rieger ran her index finger along his near-smooth chiseled chest and told the strapping young man she thought that his black shorts-and-sweaty bare chest combination was a good style for him by saying that "It looks like you're well matched here."[[/note]]
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* On the local news during a heat wave, young lean and muscular shirtless men with smooth, hairless chests are sometimes among those asked how they deal with being outside during a heatwave.[[note]]Case in point: during a heatwave in the summer of 1992 during the 5:00 broadcast, Washington D.C. general news reporter Wendy Rieger did a VoxPops interview with a shirtless, twentysomething male who was playing soccer on the National Mall. He told her that the black shorts and T-shirt combo he was wearing matched perfectly but that the shirt was soaked with sweat and became unwearable, so it had to come off. Rieger ran her index finger along one of his near-smooth chiseled chest disco tits and told the strapping young man she thought that his black shorts-and-sweaty bare chest combination was a good style for him by saying that "It looks like you're well matched here."[[/note]]
14th Nov '15 7:01:35 PM JediVulcan
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': As you might expect from the protagonist of a superhero show, Barry is frequently seen without a shirt , especially whenever Caitlin is performing medical tests on him or patching him up after a fight. In fact, shirtless scenes while Caitlin performs medical tests seem to be mandatory for any new hero, as both [[spoiler: Ronnie-as-Firestorm]] and [[spoiler Jay Garrick]] also get this treatment. The only character who doesn't go shirtless while being patched up is Dr Wells, although we do see him in a tank top that shows off his well-muscled arms much better than the long-sleeved t-shirts he usually wears.
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': As you might expect from the protagonist of a superhero show, Barry is frequently seen without a shirt , especially whenever Caitlin is performing medical tests on him or patching him up after a fight. In fact, shirtless scenes while Caitlin performs medical tests seem to be mandatory for any new hero, as both [[spoiler: Ronnie-as-Firestorm]] and [[spoiler [[spoiler: Jay Garrick]] also get this treatment. The only character who doesn't go shirtless while being patched up is Dr Wells, although we do see him in a tank top that shows off his well-muscled arms much better than the long-sleeved t-shirts he usually wears.
14th Nov '15 7:01:07 PM JediVulcan
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': As you might expect from the protagonist of a superhero show, Barry is frequently seen without a shirt , especially whenever Caitlin is performing medical tests on him or patching him up after a fight. In fact, shirtless scenes while Caitlin performs medical tests seem to be mandatory for any new hero, as both [[spoiler: Ronnie-as-Firestorm]] and [[spoiler Jay Garrick]] also get this treatment. The only character who doesn't go shirtless while being patched up is Dr Wells, although we do see him in a tank top that shows off his well-muscled arms much better than the long-sleeved t-shirts he usually wears.
14th Nov '15 12:05:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheFrogPrince'': RobinWilliams in the ''Faerie Tale Theatre'' production of...''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Frog Prince]]'' is naked when he transforms back into a man, covered only by a ModestyBedsheet.
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* ''Literature/TheFrogPrince'': RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams in the ''Faerie Tale Theatre'' production of...''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Frog Prince]]'' is naked when he transforms back into a man, covered only by a ModestyBedsheet.
5th Oct '15 7:23:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'': The men tend to get shirtless: Warrick Brown, Nick Stokes in the wedding episode, and Greg Sanders in the shower scene....
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* ''CSI: ''Series/{{CSI}}: Crime Scene Investigation'': The men tend to get shirtless: Warrick Brown, Nick Stokes in the wedding episode, and Greg Sanders in the shower scene....

* ''DancingWithTheStars'':
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* ''DancingWithTheStars'':''Series/DancingWithTheStars'':

* ''UsefulNotes/DavyCrockett'': Georgie gets one in this mini-series, when [[NobleSavage Indians]] capture him.
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* ''UsefulNotes/DavyCrockett'': ''Series/DavyCrockett'': Georgie gets one in this mini-series, when [[NobleSavage Indians]] capture him.

* ''DueSouth'': Constable Benton Fraser is shown bare-chested a few times throughout the series. * ''TheDukesOfHazzard'': Bo and Luke Duke often appeared with their shirts off. * ''TheElectricCompany'': All of the adult male cast members appeared shirtless at one point or another. [[FanDisservice Even Bill Cosby]].
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* ''DueSouth'': ''Series/DueSouth'': Constable Benton Fraser is shown bare-chested a few times throughout the series. * ''TheDukesOfHazzard'': ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': Bo and Luke Duke often appeared with their shirts off. * ''TheElectricCompany'': ''Series/TheElectricCompany'': All of the adult male cast members appeared shirtless at one point or another. [[FanDisservice Even Bill Cosby]].

* ''FlashForward2009'': Both Demetri and Mark have gotten shirtless scenes. The fangirls are not complaining one bit.
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* ''FlashForward2009'': ''Series/FlashForward2009'': Both Demetri and Mark have gotten shirtless scenes. The fangirls are not complaining one bit.

* ''GreysAnatomy'':
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* ''GreysAnatomy'':''Series/GreysAnatomy'':

* ''TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'': Hoooo, brother, where to ''start''? Luckily, both male stars had great bodies for it:
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* ''TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'': ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'': Hoooo, brother, where to ''start''? Luckily, both male stars had great bodies for it:

* ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'':
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* ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'':''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'':

* ''TheInspectorLynleyMysteries'': This show wasn't exactly known for its fanservice, but even then Nathaniel Parker (yes, the same one from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''), playing the title character, got a chance to whip his shirt off a few times. The most notable was in "One Guilty Deed", in which he was dripping wet and wearing nothing but a ''towel''. It was precisely as glorious as you would expect.
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* ''TheInspectorLynleyMysteries'': ''Series/TheInspectorLynleyMysteries'': This show wasn't exactly known for its fanservice, but even then Nathaniel Parker (yes, the same one from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''), playing the title character, got a chance to whip his shirt off a few times. The most notable was in "One Guilty Deed", in which he was dripping wet and wearing nothing but a ''towel''. It was precisely as glorious as you would expect.

* ''LifeAsWeKnowIt'': All of the 3 male leads get one at some point.
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* ''LifeAsWeKnowIt'': ''Series/LifeAsWeKnowIt'': All of the 3 male leads get one at some point.

* ''LostGirl'':
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* ''LostGirl'':''Series/LostGirl'':

* ''TheManShow'': Also parodied. [[WalkingShirtlessScene The no shirt guy]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keOpzEnQq_4#t=3m55s Needusattention Showum Nipplus'']].
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* ''TheManShow'': ''Series/TheManShow'': Also parodied. [[WalkingShirtlessScene The no shirt guy]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keOpzEnQq_4#t=3m55s Needusattention Showum Nipplus'']].

* ''MatchGame '73'': In one episode, [=McLean=] Stevenson [[WalkingShirtlessScene didn't wear a shirt]].
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* ''MatchGame ''Series/MatchGame '73'': In one episode, [=McLean=] Stevenson [[WalkingShirtlessScene didn't wear a shirt]].

* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'':
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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'':''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'':

* ''TheMiddleman'': When Sensei Ping prepares for battle, his shirt ''spontaneously flies away from his body'', apparently propelled by sheer badassery. The fact that the Middleman himself is in a bicep-baring tank top by that point just makes the scene all that more delightful.
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* ''TheMiddleman'': ''Series/TheMiddleman'': When Sensei Ping prepares for battle, his shirt ''spontaneously flies away from his body'', apparently propelled by sheer badassery. The fact that the Middleman himself is in a bicep-baring tank top by that point just makes the scene all that more delightful.

* ''Mortal Kombat Conquest'': While this show focuses mostly on female-based fanservice, there are a number of shirtless male scenes. Shang Tsung doesn't even wear a shirt, he just goes around in a vest most of the time.
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* ''Mortal Kombat Conquest'': ''Series/MortalKombatConquest'': While this show focuses mostly on female-based fanservice, there are a number of shirtless male scenes. Shang Tsung doesn't even wear a shirt, he just goes around in a vest most of the time.

* ''PushingDaisies'': In one episode, Ned is shown shirtless, with the justification being that he and Chuck are bringing Chuck's bees back to life and it's efficient to just [[{{Squick}} pour the dead bees on him]].
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* ''PushingDaisies'': ''Series/PushingDaisies'': In one episode, Ned is shown shirtless, with the justification being that he and Chuck are bringing Chuck's bees back to life and it's efficient to just [[{{Squick}} pour the dead bees on him]].

* ''QueerAsFolk'': Brian Kinney adores the living hell out of this trope. He goes shirtless and pours a whole bottle of water on himself ''in slow motion'' twenty minutes into the pilot episode. In fact, there doesn't seem to be a single character on the show who hasn't gone shirtless, or even full frontal, at some point - including Emmett's 70-something-year-old boyfriend. * ''Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares'': Strangely, there's a scene with Gordon Ramsay putting his shirt on in almost every single episode. He really doesn't have the build for it. It's the excessive confidence that compels him to take his shirt off so often. Gordon Ramsay definitely calls out his own name during sex. The title sequence of Ramsay's ''The F Word'' is a protracted sequence of Gordon taking off his civilian shirt and putting on his chefs coat, showing off his bare chest in the progress. Ramsay's definitely a fan of this trope.
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* ''QueerAsFolk'': ''Series/QueerAsFolk'': Brian Kinney adores the living hell out of this trope. He goes shirtless and pours a whole bottle of water on himself ''in slow motion'' twenty minutes into the pilot episode. In fact, there doesn't seem to be a single character on the show who hasn't gone shirtless, or even full frontal, at some point - including Emmett's 70-something-year-old boyfriend. * ''Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares'': Series/KitchenNightmares'': Strangely, there's a scene with Gordon Ramsay putting his shirt on in almost every single episode. He really doesn't have the build for it. It's the excessive confidence that compels him to take his shirt off so often. Gordon Ramsay definitely calls out his own name during sex. The title sequence of Ramsay's ''The F Word'' is a protracted sequence of Gordon taking off his civilian shirt and putting on his chefs coat, showing off his bare chest in the progress. Ramsay's definitely a fan of this trope.

* ''{{Sanctuary}}'': Had a very nice one with the male scientist protagonist, Will, where he strips to his skivvies so the Invisible Girl won't feel self-conscious when she has to take off her clothes to become invisible and complete a task. [[FridgeLogic "Why would a scientist be that ripped?"]] * ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'': In the episode "Vick's Chip", the ladies are treated to resident Derek Reese having a shower scene.
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* ''{{Sanctuary}}'': ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'': Had a very nice one with the male scientist protagonist, Will, where he strips to his skivvies so the Invisible Girl won't feel self-conscious when she has to take off her clothes to become invisible and complete a task. [[FridgeLogic "Why would a scientist be that ripped?"]] * ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'': ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': In the episode "Vick's Chip", the ladies are treated to resident Derek Reese having a shower scene.

* ''{{Smallville}}'': Is there any male character on that show that ''hasn't'' had a shirtless scene?
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* ''{{Smallville}}'': ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Is there any male character on that show that ''hasn't'' had a shirtless scene?

* ''SonsOfAnarchy'': Jax Teller gets these from time to time. * ''SoRandom'': Parodied in a ''WheelofFortune'' skit: "Jacob" is suddenly shirtless inbetween shots. "Pat Sajak" asks why he took his short, and "Jacob asks the same thing. We go back to "Pat" to see ''him'' suddenly shirtless. * ''SoYouThinkYouCanDance'': Began to embrace this trope with Season 3 contestant Pasha and it has since become a staple in subsequent seasons. {{Lampshade}}d in earliest instances by judge and exec. producer Nigel Lythgoe with jokes about costume department issues/budgets.
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* ''SonsOfAnarchy'': ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'': Jax Teller gets these from time to time. * ''SoRandom'': ''Series/SoRandom'': Parodied in a ''WheelofFortune'' skit: "Jacob" is suddenly shirtless inbetween shots. "Pat Sajak" asks why he took his short, and "Jacob asks the same thing. We go back to "Pat" to see ''him'' suddenly shirtless. * ''SoYouThinkYouCanDance'': ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'': Began to embrace this trope with Season 3 contestant Pasha and it has since become a staple in subsequent seasons. {{Lampshade}}d in earliest instances by judge and exec. producer Nigel Lythgoe with jokes about costume department issues/budgets.

* ''{{Spooks}}'': Lucas North in first episode of season 7.
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* ''{{Spooks}}'': ''Series/{{Spooks}}'': Lucas North in first episode of season 7.

* ''{{Tinsel}}'': Kwame Mensah showed us just what he'd been hiding all those scenes he spent in the wheelchair. Yum!
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* ''{{Tinsel}}'': ''Series/{{Tinsel}}'': Kwame Mensah showed us just what he'd been hiding all those scenes he spent in the wheelchair. Yum!

* ''TrailerParkBoys'': Parodied, where Randy is always shirtless, despite being [[FanDisservice hairy and overweight]].
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* ''TrailerParkBoys'': ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'': Parodied, where Randy is always shirtless, despite being [[FanDisservice hairy and overweight]].

* ''TheVampireDiaries'': This show must have a "one shirtless scene per episode" clause in, um, all of its male actor's contracts. Because the two male leads are played by the gorgeous, hunky, and ''ripped'' Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, this is very much appreciated by the large female fanbase. Damon and Stefan aren't the only ones running around sans shirt on the show either; Elena's younger brother Jeremy (who is suspiciously ripped for a [[DawsonCasting ostensible sixteen-year-old]]) is frequently shown shirtless, as is her good friend Matt. And most male characters run around in tank tops when not completely shirtless. Responsible for keeping many a fan watching until the show [[GrowingTheBeard grew its beard]] and became more than just eye-candy and melodrama.
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* ''TheVampireDiaries'': ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': This show must have a "one shirtless scene per episode" clause in, um, all of its male actor's contracts. Because the two male leads are played by the gorgeous, hunky, and ''ripped'' Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, this is very much appreciated by the large female fanbase. Damon and Stefan aren't the only ones running around sans shirt on the show either; Elena's younger brother Jeremy (who is suspiciously ripped for a [[DawsonCasting ostensible sixteen-year-old]]) is frequently shown shirtless, as is her good friend Matt. And most male characters run around in tank tops when not completely shirtless. Responsible for keeping many a fan watching until the show [[GrowingTheBeard grew its beard]] and became more than just eye-candy and melodrama.

* ''TheWestWing'': The teaser of the episode "The Crackpots and These Women" features a handful of sweaty male staffers playing basketball with the President. It's notable that while Toby and Bartlet are dressed in humorous alumni sweatshirts to underline their interactions in the scene, Charlie happens to be in a nearly transparent t-shirt, and Josh in a ratty wife beater which reveals the most PerverseSexualLust-inducing arms ever sported by an overworked political operative.
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* ''TheWestWing'': ''Series/TheWestWing'': The teaser of the episode "The Crackpots and These Women" features a handful of sweaty male staffers playing basketball with the President. It's notable that while Toby and Bartlet are dressed in humorous alumni sweatshirts to underline their interactions in the scene, Charlie happens to be in a nearly transparent t-shirt, and Josh in a ratty wife beater which reveals the most PerverseSexualLust-inducing arms ever sported by an overworked political operative.

* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': Justin Russo gets one in the ''[[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Wizards]] [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody On Deck]] with HannahMontana'' crossover. * ''XenaWarriorPrincess'': Pretty much the ENTIRETY of the episode "Old Ares had a Farm".
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* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': Justin Russo gets one in the ''[[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Wizards]] [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody On Deck]] with HannahMontana'' crossover. * ''XenaWarriorPrincess'': ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': Pretty much the ENTIRETY of the episode "Old Ares had a Farm".
3rd Oct '15 11:32:21 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Passions}}'': Every episode of this SoapOpera was full of shirtless scenes.
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* ''{{Passions}}'': ''Series/{{Passions}}'': Every episode of this SoapOpera was full of shirtless scenes.
12th Sep '15 11:31:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''NoahsArc'': Happens at least OnceAnEpisode.
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* ''NoahsArc'': ''Series/NoahsArc'': Happens at least OnceAnEpisode.
18th Aug '15 1:55:28 PM SebyAndy
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** By the end of the series every single male Glee Club member (besides the Season 6 newbies and Artie) that was in the club for more than a few episodes has had their chests lovingly exposed on camera at least once.
23rd Jul '15 9:16:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''MelrosePlace'': In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s-k2csGEQo#t=41m04s this scene]] from the premiere episode, the first thing Billy does after moving in is to take his shirt off much to Alison's delight.
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* ''MelrosePlace'': ''Series/MelrosePlace'': In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s-k2csGEQo#t=41m04s this scene]] from the premiere episode, the first thing Billy does after moving in is to take his shirt off much to Alison's delight.
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