Fur Is Clothing


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Always a good idea to keep extra fur around...

In animation, sometimes a Funny Animal who doesn't appear to wear any clothing actually does; the fur that covers their bodies is actually a removable suit. This can be revealed in a few ways; perhaps a Non Fatal Explosion goes off, leaving our character in Ash Face and furless, with only Goofy Print Underwear on. Or, the character can remove their fur voluntarily by using a zipper that was never there before. It's almost always Played for Laughs.

Not to be confused with Fur Coat, Fur and Loathing nor Pretty in Mink, though any of those might be referenced for the sake of humor. Compare Removable Shell for the shelled animal variant.

Might write a better description as time goes on.


Examples:

  • Ren and Stimpy have revealed their fur to be nothing but a suit in a few different episodes, by unzipping to take a bath or go skinny dipping.
  • Tom and Jerry has done this on a few occasions, with Tom either being shaven or being scared out of his fur, wearing nothing but Goofy Print Underwear. It happened particularly often in the later Chuck Jones shorts.
    • in the short "Quiet Please", Spike the bulldog rolls up his arm fur like a sleeve, revealing an anchor tattoo, before running after Tom to pummel him.
  • In the Betty Boop episode "The Old Man of the Mountain", a bear removes the upper part of his fur as if it were a coat and places it over a puddle for Betty to walk across.
  • Digimon Adventure has a more serious example. Gabumon take his coat off to keep an unconscious Matt warm. When Matt wakes up Gabumon quickly grabs his coat and puts it's back on. Followed by Matt saying "I didn't know you could do that."
  • In the Tex Avery short "Lonesome Lenny", Screwy Squirrel pours hair remover on Lenny the dog, leaving him naked save for a pair of boxers. He bashfully covers himself up and makes his way to a closet where he keeps extra dog suits.
  • Looney Tunes: In "All Fowled Up" when Foghorn Leghorn accidentally blows himself up with a firecracker, the feathers on the top half of his body get blown off and he holds up the bottom half like they're pants without a belt. The 'pants' slip a bit and we see his underwear - lavender with yellow polkadots.
    Fortunately, I keep my feathers numbered for, for just such an emergency.
  • An inversion occurs on SpongeBob SquarePants. In one episode, Spongebob idolizes a sea cucumber named Kevin who is the leader of a jellyfishing club. In the end, the jellyfishers remove the hat from his head and places it on Spongebob, although the hat turns out to not be a hat at all. They just ripped off the top of his head.
  • One gag in Léonard le Génie had the cat stripped naked after the disciple catches him. He angrily asks for his "clothes" back and puts his fur back on before resuming the chase.
  • Webcomic example: in Sabrina Online, Sabrina is apparently wearing pants that make her look like she's not wearing any pants, because it blends into her fur.
  • In the Popeye episode "Olive's Boithday Presink", Popeye grabs a bear by the wrist and punches it, leaving him with a bear fur coat in his hand.
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