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->''"You wear cartoony boxer shorts, you're begging to have your clothes stolen"''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'', after having [[MuggedForDisguise mugged two Germans for their clothes]]."

[[ComedicUnderwearExposure Exposing a character's underwear]] is always good for a laugh. This goes double if they have underwear with a silly or embarrassing print on them. Boxer shorts with polka dots, or better yet hearts on them seem to be popular. In fact nearly everyone in cartoons seems to wear these. Well, that or [[EpilepticTrees these boxers cause trouser accidents]].

Presumably, the use of brightly patterned underwear is a visual shorthand, to show that this is their dirty laundry, and not, say, a pair of shorts, a distinction that can be hard to see. Plus the fact that they wear utterly tasteless kecks add to the character's discomfort at being de-pantalooned, especially if they maintain a hard-man reputation.

On the other hand, a female character in this type of underwear can be pretty potent FetishFuel, especially if she looks much too mature to still be wearing them. If a woman is caught in nothing but, say, Snoopy panties, expect a male character to suddenly "remember" how much he's always admired the ''{{Peanuts}}'' gang.

See also StockUnderwear.

A SisterTrope to FunTShirt.

And no, this doesn't necessarily mean {{Goofy}} will be on the underwear--though that's not ruled out.

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* GoofyPrintUnderwear/{{Anime And Manga}}
* GoofyPrintUnderwear/{{Comic Books}}
* GoofyPrintUnderwear/{{Fan Fiction}}
* GoofyPrintUnderwear/{{Film}}
* GoofyPrintUnderwear/{{Literature}}
* GoofyPrintUnderwear/{{Live Action TV}}
* GoofyPrintUnderwear/{{Newspaper Comics}}
* GoofyPrintUnderwear/{{Video Games}}
* GoofyPrintUnderwear/{{Web Comics}}
* GoofyPrintUnderwear/{{Web Original}}
* GoofyPrintUnderwear/{{Western Animation}}
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!!Other examples:

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* There was a laundry detergent ad a while back that had a woman magically teleport the clothes off of a bunch of [[HotMenAtWork hunky construction worker types]], leaving them in their [[EstrogenBrigadeBait underwear]]. [[RuleOfFunny Naturally]], one guy had bunny rabbit print undies, leading to this memorable exchange at the end of the ad:
-->'''First Guy:''' You got ''bunnies'' on your shorts?
-->'''Second Guy:''' ''[archly]'' '''[[KillerRabbit Killer]]''' bunnies.

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* A recent ad for Carls, Jr., hamburgers shows [[ItMakesSenseInContext a Turkish beauty queen walking out onto a hotel pool area]]. She strips off her gown and sash, leaving herself in nothing but a bikini swimsuit illustrated with little cartoons of the burger she's advertising, which looks like childish underwear when viewed from a distance. One mother covers the eyes of her little son, but whether this is DeliberateValuesDissonance or because the bikini looks like silly underwear cannot be determined.
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[[folder:Music]]

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* Near the end of Mercedes Lackey's song "The Oklahoma Weed-Whacker Massacre," about a man whose mind snaps under the pressure of competitive lawn maintenance, leading him to run around slicing people's clothing off with his weed-whacker:
-->Next thing you come to see,\\
Well, there's Tulsa County Sheriff,\\
Standin' there in front of God and CBS and who knows who,\\
Wearin' nothin' but his boots\\
And the belt that held his pistol\\
And his TV Tummy-Toner\\
And his best Smurf boxer shorts.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* In ''Pinball/ScaredStiff'', the Stiff In The Coffin is revealed to be wearing boxers with little hearts on them.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]

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* TNA wrestler Eric Young stripped down to a pair of [=SpongeBob=] boxers during one PPV, and ''beat'' [[GagBoobs amazingly well-endowed]] valet Traci Brooks in a ''bikini contest''.
* At one point in the Wrestling/{{WWE}}, proud Canadian Lance Storm was pantsed, revealing that he wore PowerRangers underwear.

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[[folder: Other men's underwear ]]

* In a recent Tuxedo Match, Santino Marella stripped Ricardo Rodriguez, AlbertoDelRio's manservant, down to a pair of white briefs [[MalevolentMugshot with a silhouetted image of Del Rio's face on the seat]], in a WWE moment that was [[SarcasmMode definitely not disturbing at all]].
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Rewrite}}'', Kotarou gets a view of Chihaya's panties as he saves her from being stuck in a tree (It's a long story...). After that, "cherries" is not a good word for him to say around her.
* In ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', Trucy Wright's "magic panties" are blue with red hearts.
** Plum's are huge bloomers with her namesake flower on them.
* School Mode in ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' offers up one of the student's underwear as a prize for earning that character's ending. In here it's revealed that [[{{Otaku}} Hifumi]] wears a pair of colorful briefs modeled around a [[SuperRobotGenre Super Robot]] HumongousMecha from one of his favorite anime (which was a subject of Chapter 3 in the main story).
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* Many stores carry "loungewear" with various patterns and designs licensed from cartoons, television, movies, or so on.
** However finding boxer shorts with red hearts on them is surprisingly difficult.
*** Try looking around Valentine's Day.
* [[http://www.cafepress.com/+home_of_the_whopper_boxer_shorts,70573262/ This pair of boxers is labelled "home of the whopper."]]
* Don't forget your pink "I ♥ NY" boxers [[http://www.deseretnews.com/photos/midres/1466222.jpg when going into combat]].
* This is a regular staple of [[http://improveverywhere.com/missions/the-no-pants-subway-ride/ Improv Everywhere's annual No Pants Subway Ride]].
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