[[caption-width-right:350:Not even Kamen Riders are immune to this trope.]]
->''"I see London! I see France! I see ''[Insert Name Here]'''s underpants!"''
-->-- Traditional prank
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Classic underwear reveal, usually accidental, and tends to be accompanied by the above rhyme in film. Generally involves StockUnderwear, especially GoofyPrintUnderwear. This trope is usually for comedic intent, catching a character in their most embarrassing state. There's also CringeComedy present, as the situation is usually awkward.
If revealing a character's underwear is used to defeat or incapacitate a character, see also DefeatByModesty.
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[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* On ''Happy Days'', when the boys had to go for their army physicals and had to strip, Potsie's underwear had little hearts on them and Ralph's had a big lobster.
* On the first episode of ''The Big Bang Theory'', Leonard and Sheldon are shown leaving the building of Penny's ex-boyfriend minus their pants.
[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Embarrassing underwear is a common trope in pro wrestling.
** In 2001, Lance Storm was pantsed by Edge & Christian to reveal he was wearing Power Rangers underwear.
** Roberto Rodriguez was once revealed to be wearing underwear with a picture of Alberto Del Rio on them.
** Goldust was stripped of his attire at WrestleMania 12 by Roddy Piper to reveal he was wearing women's underwear, but given the nature of the character, it was more creepy than funny.
** Ric Flair has on more than one occasion been stripped down to his underwear.
* For women in wrestling, this usually means granny panties, as in inversion of the many Fanservice girls in wrestling who proudly wear thongs and have no problem showing them off.
** In 2002, Molly Holly had a few instances (two on TV, plus house shows) where she was revealed as wearing granny panties, to go with the prude character she was playing at the time.
** Ivory got stripped down to her underwear while she in Right To Censor, which included granny panties with little flowers on them.
** Vickie Guerrero was once revealed to be wearing granny panties with "EXCUSE ME!" written on them.