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[[caption-width-right:236:Note the subway vents she's standing on.]]

->''"Creating a tempest whirling at speeds of a hundred kilometers per hour around the target, whilst the target herself feels nothing but the soft touch of a gentle breeze! Truly the ultimate wind technique for granting the dreams of men!!"''
-->-- '''[[LovableSexManiac Jack Rakan]]''', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''

A comedy trope in which a character's skirt, dress or [[ManInAKilt similar]] garment gets lifted by a sudden unexpected gust of wind. Bonus points if this causes them to shriek and try to push their skirt back down. If the character is a CovertPervert they may actually enjoy the experience, or at least the attention it gets.

The TropeNamer and most iconic example, of course, is Creator/MarilynMonroe in ''Film/TheSevenYearItch'' standing over the subway vent (see picture). As such, a common {{stock parod|ies}}y includes having the character adopt Monroe's pose from the scene.

May or may not result in ComedicUnderwearExposure, depending on the presence or [[GoingCommando absence of underwear]], [[ShesGotLegs the angle]] it's seen from, and the victim's reaction time (for some reason, characters always tend to be quicker on the draw when it's seen from the front).

For voluntary examples see ShowSomeLeg.

Often used as a {{Modeling Pose|s}}.


* A male kilt example with a Sierra Mist commercial featuring Creator/PattonOswalt stepping out of a St. Paddy's Day parade to do The Marilyn Maneuver. Quoth an onlooker, "[[FanDisservice That's just wrong, Dad.]]"
* Sometimes seen in commercials from the 1970s, '80s, and '90s for products like pantyhose (back when a lot more women wore them than do today), Nair (see Image Links above), or any other product designed to make a woman's legs look nicer.
* In Australia's Avis Super Savers ad from the late '80s, a blonde Avis girl walks past a line of cars with men leaning out to watch her, then opens the door of another car, causing the air conditioner to blow her red dress up and around as if she's standing over a fan (matching panties can be just barely glimpsed). The all-male line of drivers get a rear view of her and hoot with delight.
* In a 2014 commercial for Pepsi Wild Cherry, a woman's white dress with cherry patterns billows quickly after a man pops the cap off a bottle of the beverage. Then, the cherry patterns fizzle away or dissolve as the man drinks the soda.
* Sprite commercials from the late '80s, featuring the freestyle group The Cover Girls, would include them twirling in flirty skirts as they danced, revealing their panties.
* A promo for Creator/CartoonNetwork's Cartoon Theater involves WesternAnimation/RedHotRidingHood, dressed as the Creator/ColumbiaPictures Torch Lady, trying to get her torch lit, followed by the wind blowing up her dress before the view quickly pans away.
* Snickers had two ''Seven Year Itch'' spoofs in 2016, the year that would have marked Marilyn Monroe's 90th birthday.
** A commercial set during the filming of the movie has a cranky Marilyn mess up the maneuver, then complain about the improbability and inconvenience of a woman wearing heels while standing on a subway grate. Even after a break for Snickers gets Marilyn in the proper mood to complete the scene, the man operating the fan underneath the grate admits [[ItWillNeverCatchOn doubting that it will make the final cut]].[[note]]This commercial featured Creator/WillemDafoe as the cranky Marilyn, a combination of a Monroe impersonator and ''Seven Year Itch'' StockFootage as post-Snickers break Marilyn, and Creator/EugeneLevy as the man operating the fan.[[/note]]
** A New York video billboard treated passer-bys to the sight of Marilyn on the vent. [[spoiler:If someone stared ''too'' long, Marilyn would change into Willem Dafoe, and scold viewers for gawking.]]
* An ad for Plus500 features a celebrity having her skirt blown up by a leaf blower to reveal an ad on her knickers.
* A French Eau de Gloss commercial features a woman having her dress blow up in the wind revealing striped panties.
* A Rover MG commercial features two guys in a car who zoom past a girl on the sidewalk and make her long red dress fly up. In the uncensored version, one can see that the woman is GoingCommando.
* A 2007 Ukrainian advertisement for Russian telecommunications company Beeline includes a scene with several couples dancing, cutting to a very low shot just as one dancer performs a twirl that makes her dress fly way up. In one version of the ad, this dancer is wearing white panties, while in a second version with a slightly different voiceover, she [[GoingCommando isn't wearing any panties at all]]. When thats version hit the internet and quickly became quite widespread, the company responded to the ensuing scandal by claiming that it was the result of digital image editing.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Shugo spies two female [=PCs=] in the middle of this in ''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//DUSK]]''. Someone on the dev team for The World must have done quite a bit of research, as Shugo is quite enamored with the "bump mapping."
* Happen in Season 2 of ''Manga/AhMyBuddha'' with a pervy ghost that use wind-based power to lift schoolgirl's skirt.
* An accidental one occurs in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' Chapter 5 when Sayoko pressures Keiichi to date her, and boy... [[http://www.mangareader.net/161-10472-13/ah-my-goddess/chapter-5.html does the System Force responds!]]
* Yuuji's [[WeNeedADistraction bright idea]] in ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'', complete with the white dress, [[AffectionateParody at least in Yuuji's head]], that is.
* The indirect cause of the entire plot of ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}''.
* Momiji in episode 10 of ''Manga/BlueSeed'' in one of many PantyShot scenes.
* Happens to some passing schoolgirls in ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'', just as Chi happens to be on a quest for underpants.
* In both the ''Anime/CosPrayers'' spinoff ''Love Love?'' and ''Hit wo Nerae!''.
** For the first happen in the first episode with Hikaru and, after, to Natsumi during a CherryBlossoms scene (for the joy of the male protagonist Naoto).
** For the later happen in a special where both Sayaka (before) and Natsumi (later) end on the same subway grate.
* At the end of an otherwise serious episode of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', where Kogoro discovers one of his old friends resorted to murder, he cheers himself up by looking out the window of his second floor office during a gusty day.
* Several times to Shizuka in ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' with natural wind or, more often, caused by Doraemon's gadget.
* In the ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' manga, this is parodied on one of the {{omake}} pages, where Al's loincloth blows up.
* This is a recurring gag with Baruko Ogawa from the ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'' anime throughout most of her appearances. Mainly whenever she's near the front of Tategami High and the Up-15 causes a sandstorm as it exits. In one episode, this trope happens to her due to a passing train and in another, some Tategami High female students also have this happen to them.
* During the ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' episode, "The Scary Principal!", said Principal chases a group of hamsters through the school hall. His speed creates a wind-tunnel which in turn causes a girl's skirt to blow up. While she reacts quickly and nothing is shown, it's still cut from the English dub.
* At the begining of the first OVA adaptation of the visual novel ''Harukoi Otome'', a strong gust of wind leads not to one but ''seven'' panty shots in quick succession. No surprise, this being a {{Hentai}} anime.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''
** Subverted when [[ChasteHero Hayate]] is worried about this happening at least at two different points, but both girls cheerfully announce that they are actually wearing shorts underneath their skirts so if he makes some wind that is okay!
** Played straight when he does this to Maria while demonstrating his new FinishingMove.
* One of Azusa's old promo pic of ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'' has her doing this, complete with the white dress.
* Sometimes in ''Manga/LoveHina'' to [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Naru]] and [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Mutsumi]].
* When Shamal from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' uses her magical device Klarer Wind to heal the protagonists, her dress does this.
* Happen in episode 5 of ''Anime/MagicalIdolPastelYumi'' to titular character.
* Ms. Aki pulls this off during a USO show in the War episode of ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi'' in one of her FanDisservice moment.
* Several times in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Jack Rakan even has a technique that's solely meant to invoke this trope after he's stolen his opponents' panties. See page quote.
** Yue accidentally does it to herself once when she's trying to demonstrate some wind magic.
** Used early in the manga as a side effect of Negi's [[SneezeOfDoom sneezes]] when they ''don't'' cause ClothingDamage.
* There is a OncePerEpisode gag in ''Manga/MaicchinguMachikoSensei'' where the main character's skirt if flipped up one way or another (for example, putting fans on the ground). She always ends up in this pose (the "Maicchingu" pose is a Japanese anime trope in an of itself). Female students are not immune and join in the pose.
* Natsuki in the fourth episode of ''Anime/MaiHime''. And she wasn't wearing panties.
* Asuka's introduction in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''; her sun dress gets blown up by a breeze.
* In ''Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo'' Ureshiko accidentally causes this to herself at the beginning of the first episode.
* In ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', a perverted ghost possessing a car drives fast enough to raise skirts with his slipstream.
* It happens in an ImagineSpot to Ash's mother Delia in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' when walking to a movie premiere on a windy day.
* Happen to Haruka in the first episode of ''LightNovel/RailWars'' because of the wind. Another episode has Aoi victim in the same way. Both times strangely without glimpse of panties despite to be a fanservice show.
* Happen to the girls in "Sasuga No Sarutobi" when the main character, the young ninja Sarutobi, use his wind-based techniques.
* Seen in a chapter of ''Manga/SgtFrog'', when Momoka is shown doing this as part of her "sex appeal" training.
* Happens to Haruko in ''Manga/SlamDunk'', when Sakuragi is running around like the LargeHam he is.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Hero causes a mass occurrence of this by swinging Excalibur really hard, just to show off and [[AllMenArePerverts enjoy the view]].
* Happens to Ling Ling in ''Manga/SteamDetectives'', providing Narutaki with [[EurekaMoment a valuable clue to a recent string of robberies]]. Unfortunately for him, [[AccidentalInnuendo she interprets his comments completely differently...]]
* Several times in ''Manga/StrawberryOneHundredPercent'' to Aya and Nishino, especially the first to show her strawberries panties. Happen to Satsuki in the anime also when Manaka meet her the first time.
* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'':
** Saki tried to invoke this to seduce Rito when she tried to beat Lala by stealing her boyfriend. [[IgnoreTheFanservice But he totally ignores her.]]
** A chapter has an alien cold virus makes Lala act shy and feminine. When a gust of wind blows up Lala's skirt, revealing her panties, Lala is immediately embarrassed and asks Rito if he saw called him "ecchi" in a cute mode.
** Oshizu does this to herself, when in a game where she plays the role of a ninja that uses a wind style technique, revaling her panties.
* In the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' episode, "The Finishing Blow! The Mecha-Beast Gorgon", Yumi Sayaka's shirt gets blown up caused by the draft of a motorcycle, exposing white panties before she holds it down and puts on her matching skirt.
* This happens a few times to [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Yumiko]] in ''LightNovel/YokuWakaruGendaiMahou'', especially when circumstances have left her [[VaporWear without her underwear]].

[[folder:Comic Book]]
* [[http://www.comicvine.com/what-if-34-what-if-no-one-was-watching-the-watcher/4000-35376/ The cover]] of ''[[ComicBook/WhatIf What if No One Was Watching the Watcher?]]'' featured [[FanDisservice Uatu the Watcher]] doing this.
* Cheryl Blossom from ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' in a [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iiKU0OQhIK0/UpZF7qT3V6I/AAAAAAAACm4/8JkEhi9gOy0/s1600/654225.jpg cover]] from her mini-series "Cheryl go to Hollywood" homage Marilyn.
* ''ComicBook/{{Natacha}}'': The album cover of "Instantanés pour Caltech" features Natacha both in a MarilynManeuver as well as a TheYellowMShoutOut.
* This happens to Fanny in ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'' album "De Medusa Stichting".
* [[ComicBook/TheFlash Wally West]] accidentally blows a woman's skirt so she has to hold it down with a a gust of wind caused by his running in issue 58 of ''Flash v2''.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* An old "The Lighter Side Of..." cartoon in Magazine/{{MAD}} featured men reminscing how much fun it was to let the ventilator lift up women's dresses when they were younger. Nowadays they consider it to be less fun, since women's skirts gradually became smaller. They've become ''tighter'' too, so one isn't even guaranteed a lifting anymore.
* {{Parodied}} in [[http://www.gocomics.com//theargylesweater/2011/06/01 a strip of]] ''ComicStrip/TheArgyleSweater''. A woman is standing over a subway vent holding her dress like the famous Creator/MarilynMonroe shot...rather than go inside the laundromat and use the clothes dryers there.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Happens to the constellation of Virgo near the end of the song "Zero to Hero" from ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' as Herc and Pegasus fly through the night sky, causing a nebula surrounding the constellation as if it were wearing a dress to fly up, causing Virgo's dress to blow off as the two fly away.
* In ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', this is what happens when Haku dashes past the slug-spirit girls while trying to keep Chihiro from being discovered.
* This was played with during the Fairy Godmother's Song in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}''.
* In the DisneyAcidSequence "Round My Family Tree" from ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'', a Marylin Monroe version of Tigger does this only to be blown straight up and across the horizon.
* ''Disney/CinderellaIIIATwistInTime'': As Lady Tremaine begins to cast the time-travel spell, a large gust of wind causes Anastasia's dress to fly up and expose her bloomers.
* In ''Anime/PorcoRosso'', this happens during Gina's flashback to when Porco was human and taking her for a plane ride as teenagers, to both Porco and Gina's embarrassment.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The TropeNamer, TropeCodifier and iconic example, of course, is Creator/MarilynMonroe's white dress in ''Film/TheSevenYearItch''. However, Kelly [=LeBrock's=] scene from ''The Woman in Red'' is also well known, and is frequently parodied in Europe (particularly Italy), perhaps because ''The Woman in Red'' itself is nearly a shot-for-shot remake of the 1976 French film ''Un éléphant ça trompe énormément'', also known as ''Pardon Mon Affaire''.
* In 2000's ''[[Film/TwoThousandAndOneASpaceTravesty 2001: A Space Travesty]]'', a flight attendant (Stephanie Dumolin-Shaw) climbs up a ladder on a space shuttle and her dress blows up from behind, showing off her nearly nude booty that can still be seen through clear pantyhose ([[GoingCommando she doesn't seem to be wearing any panties]]), due to a lack of gravity and Marshal Dix (Creator/LeslieNielsen) checks her out.
* In ''Film/TheAwfulTruth'', a nightclub singer does a tasteless number called "My Dreams Are Gone With The Wind" in which her skirts are disturbed by blasts of air from below every time she sings "gone with the wind."
* In the film version of Music/TheWho's rock opera, ''Music/{{Tommy}}'', during the song, "Eyesight To The Blind", Music/EricClapton is the leader of a church that worships Marilyn Monroe, and a statue of her in this pose is the centerpiece. Worshipers believe they can be healed by touching the statue. When Tommy's mother tries to get him to kneel down to kiss the statue's feet, he accidentally knocks it over, causing it to shatter.
* In the 1981 Italian fantasy comedy, ''Bollenti Spiriti'', Marta (Gloria Guida) has this moment. After a gas station attendant pumps too much air in a car tire of Marta's car and another gas station attendant makes him deflate it somewhat, the air from the pump causes Marta's flimsy, pleated, pink skirt to get caught in an updraft, putting her white panties on display, and she struggles to hold it back down in place.
* Bruce from ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' uses his new God powers to blow up a woman's blue dress up while commenting what he saw was good .
* ''Film/TheCovenant'': the boys use their powers to settle a bet on what kind of panties a [[FanserviceExtra waitress at the bar]] is wearing by blowing up her skirt. The boy who bets that she is GoingCommando wins.
* ''Film/DangerDiabolik'' has Valmont's mistress doing this, while standing [[TooDumbToLive stupidly close]] to an airplane's trap door.
* In another racing movie, ''Film/{{Driven}}'' from 2001, the draft from a speeding race car causes a blonde's (who's standing in line) skirt to lift up, she lets out an abrupt shriek and she turns around while trying to pull it back down in place.
* The sequel ''Film/EvanAlmighty'' has [[http://www.impawards.com/2007/evan_almighty_ver5.html a poster parodying]] the trope.
* When the requisite super weapon is activated in the {{Kaiju}} parody ''Geharha: The Dark and Long Haired Monster'', it creates strong wind currents that starts throwing abandoned vehicles around and blows up one random woman's skirt. The scene of the latter gets a thumbs up from the machine's activators.
* The 1986 Italian comedy ''Grandi Magazzini'' has a scene where two [[FanserviceExtra Fanservice Extras]] dance on a ventilation grate and offer up [[PantyShot Panty Shots]] for our viewing pleasure. One woman is a Kelly [=LeBrock=] lookalike wearing the red dress from ''The Woman in Red''. The other is a long-haired blonde wearing Marilyn Monroe's iconic white dress. See Image Links above or this borderline NSFW [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q83Lviuwamg 40-second video]].
* Parodied -- gruesomely -- in ''Film/TheHouseBunny'', where Anna Faris' character tries the Marilyn Maneuver while standing over an open manhole... and gets scalded. We then see her recovering from her injuries with a male companion in a restaurant, and her legs are heavily bandaged with gauze - and those areas that aren't bandaged [[{{Squick}} have ugly welts on them]]. It's as if the filmmakers wanted to guilt-trip the audience by saying: "[[YouBastard You bastards!]] You were ''laughing and hooting'' at this!"
* Darkly parodied in the film ''Film/{{Insignificance}}'', in which Marilyn Monroe's -- sorry, ''The Actress's'' skirt billows up in response to a nuclear blast and catches fire... Fortunately it's AllJustADream of [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein The Scientist]].
* Creator/ClaraBow, one of the earliest examples of MsFanservice, has this happen to her at an amusement park in ''Film/{{It|1927}}'', some thirty years before the TropeNamer.
* In the second ''Film/{{The Italian Job|2003}}'', Lyle talks about a stereo "so loud, [[GaleForceSound it blows off women's clothing]]." We see him actually ''use'' this at the end, but the results of the blaring stereo are avoided through a SexyDiscretionShot.
* During the opening credits of the 1995 film ''Panther'' (which is a fictionalized account of the uprising of The Black Panther Party), there are scenes in which a boy riding a bicycle notices a woman in a green hat and dress named Bernadette is at a bus stop. The boy peddles toward her checking her out and sees a bus driving across the street, heading in their direction. The boy anticipates the draft from the passing bus to blow up Bernadette's dress, which evidently does, she gasps and is mortified. When her dress gets lifted, rather than holding that down, she holds on to her hat to keep that from getting blown away and raises one leg, knee bent forward, to hide part of her unmentionables, which are white panties with matching girdle (or corset). The boy enjoys the view and gets a snicker out of it.
* Marilyn Monroe's scene was copied in ''Film/PulpFiction'', by a Marilyn impersonator. Since she was a waitress at a Fifties-theme restaurant, this is presumably a regular occurrence. Unlike Marilyn in her movie, the impersonator lets her skirt go all the way up.
* In ''Putting Pants on Philip'', one of the first Creator/LaurelAndHardy films, this happens to a kilted Stan on more than one occasion. The last time, we see only the shocked reactions of the onlookers because his tartan underpants had fallen down a few moments earlier.
* [[AlphaBitch Christine]] gets a big one at the end of '''Film/RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion'' thanks to the downdraft from a helicopter.
* Appears in ''Film/TheSmurfs'' when Smurfette has the vent blowing up air into her skirt.
* Done to Pembrook Feeny (Loni Anderson) in ''Film/StrokerAce''. Ace's first impression from her was her skirt blowing up,courtesy of a bunch of pervy mechanics and a portable air tank.
* This happens in 1916 Creator/MackSennett short film ''The Surf Girl''. OlderThanTelevision.
* Happened near the beginning of the 2001 movie ''Tart'' starring Creator/DominiqueSwain, but wasn't that good. The video cover was better than the actual scene. She wore a mini Catholic school skirt and was already walking halfway out of frame by the time her skirt went up. You need Widescreen or to zoom out to even see it properly!
* Used in ''Film/{{Torque}}'' (2004) to show just how fast they're driving... among other things.
* In ''Film/WrongfullyAccused'', Creator/LeslieNielsen ends up in this situation while infiltrating a Scottish pipe band, complete with kilts. His legs are suspiciously shapely, and there is a sound effect similar to blowing into a glass bottle.
* Leslie Ann Warren does a dance routine in ''Film/VictorVictoria'' in honor of UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} (the Windy City!), where wires simulating the wind lift, and eventually pull off her dress.
* In the 1998 film, ''Woo'' (the eponymous character portrayed by Jada Pinkett Smith), a breeze blows under the helm of her loose-fitting, pink mini dress as she walks down a sidewalk, nearly high enough to show her goodies. A bicyclist ogling at her gets so distracted he doesn't watch where he's going, crashing into the side of a sewer pipe and falling off his bike.
* In the 1982 Scott Baio comedy ''Film/{{Zapped}}'', a FanserviceExtra at the prom does one by climbing on a table while a strong wind blows through the gym. She ends up getting more than she bargained for when her dress is then blown completely off of her -- the woman ends up topless.
* In the 1981 Italian Film 1981 Asso, Asso wants his wife to make a good first impression to a rich banker by turning on the vent behind her lifting her dress.The scene is hot that it even break's the banker's glasses
* In the 1986 film Breaking All The Rules. Debbie (Carrolyn Dunn) has her skirt blown up revealing the words I love you, though she doesnt seem to mind it.
* The 1995 Hong Kong Film "She Starts The Fire" has our lead female Wendy (Chingmy Yau) get stuck near an grate vent and unfortunately has her polka dot red dress blow up in the wind to the amusement of the onlookers
* The 1983 Hong Kong Film "Xing ji dun tai" has the woman get her shoe and her purple dress blowing with the wind catching the eyes of many drivers and causing a lot of over the top car crashes.
* The 1972 film Le fous du Stades has a trumpet player blowing up a woman's skirt until being interrupted by another person
* Vanessa Angel in the 1996 film Kingpin as forms a distraction by using the bowling vent to get a rise for her skirt an distracting the other bowlers.
* The 2016 film Hentai Kamen: Abnormal Crisis has a scene near the end where a girl passes by the protaganist with her skirt blowing up causing a table shaking rise out of him.
* The film Delzia has a group of guys using a switch based vent to blow the skirts up of woman who pass by th restaurant, to their amusemeny.
* The film Doctor Trouble has the titular doctor interested in a woman who catches his attention every time her skirt blows up. Unfortunately her mean bodyguard of a father scraps that idea fast.


* Ginger dreamt this scene in ''Discworld/MovingPictures'' (which contains innumerable {{Shout Out}}s to classic movies).
* Intentionally invoked by Maureen Smith, Lazarus Long's mother (with [[ParentalIncest all that]] [[{{Squick}} implies]]), in Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'', complete with VaporWear. Interestingly, the [[TimeTravel time period]] in which this occurs significantly predates Marilyn Monroe, but Maureen was always ahead of her time.
* Featured on the cover sleeve to a book by Joan Rivers called ''The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abramowitz'' where she imitates Marilyn on the front cover... [[spoiler:and intentionally hiking up her dress on the back of the book!]]
* In ''The Takers'', a modern-day ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' pastiche by Jerry Ahern, Mary-Frances Mulrooney's skirt has a habit of blowing up providing everyone with a PantyShot. She gets a WolfWhistle too while boarding a nuclear submarine. A naval officer tells off the seaman responsible, then explains that [[ShesGotLegs none of the women who boarded earlier got a whistle like that]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* One of Russ Abbot's sketch shows played with this trope. A Scotsman walks over a grating and is disconcerted to find the air blowing his kilt up. The next grating he comes to, he's ready for... except that it's an air ''intake'', and pulls his kilt clean off.
* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed''
** Shirley Brahms for three times (twice her undergarments can be seen) in episode "The Club". Mr. Lucas pushes a button on a wall and a draft from a floor vent causes her skirts (she's seen in two, different outfits when this occurs) to billow up due to her being near it as a joke, and put her white bustier/corset with matching knickers on display.
** The secretary Miss Belfridge tries to keep down her pink dress and avoid flashing her white panties when it flows up from an electric fan in "Monkey Business".
* One of the games on the Spanish GameShow ''Series/ElGranJuegoDeLaOca'' features each member of the dance squad wearing a Marilyn-style dress and a different colored garter on one leg. After all eight took turns dancing on a wind machine, the contestant then has to slide a colored garter up each girl's ''other'' leg that matched the one she was already wearing.
* The first time the title character of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' transforms, it causes a gust of wind which causes his friend Yuki's hair to blow. The DVD/Blu-Ray release contains several deleted/extended scenes, one of which is a longer version of that shot where she has to hold her skirt down from the force of his transformation.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Bud Bundy rigs an air vent to do this to his date at a school function. It works perfectly... except Marcy ends up the victim.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
** The show does a homage when Abby dresses as Marilyn Monroe for the Halloween episode.
** Happens to [=DiNozzo's=] fantasy of Kate, though in that case she is dressed in a [[CatholicSchoolgirlsRule Catholic school uniform]].
* Late night sketch show ''O.T.T.'' parodied a then-current hairspray advert where two men would watch passing girls and speculate on whether or not they were using the said hairspray formula. Only... [[Series/{{Tiswas}} Chris Tarrant]] and John Gorman were not speculating about the hairspray. As the girl approached, they speculated "Is she.. or isn't she?". Then a handy updraft would raise her skirt well above her waist. Revealing whether or not she was wearing knickers. One of the girls in the sequence ''wasn't'' - outrageous for British TV in the 1980's.
* In the mid 1970, Angie Dickinson was dressed in a Marilyn Monroe outfit in an episode of her series ''Series/PoliceWoman''. A publicity photo showed her skirt blowing all the way up, showing she had on a flesh-colored body suit underneath.
* Revenge of The Bog People from Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased): 2000 Series. There is a scene where the museum guide has skirt lifted up by a ghostly wind prank courtesy of Hopirk's friend Nesbit. This prank gets repeated as a form of a distraction by Hopkirk ,expect this time the wind has a bit more power which gives a nice view of her knickers and what a view it was
* Some of the miniskirted female members of ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'' had this occur.
* Happens to Carrie in ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', where it's played for laughs. After being surprised by a gust of wind that lifts her skirt, she then [[WhenItRainsItPours gets drenched in a sudden downpour of rain]].
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark Kent has a sneeze so powerful it can create a gust of wind strong enough to lift a girl's skirt up, revealing purple panties.
* A promo for Creator/{{CBS}} ''Series/TheNanny'' has Creator/FranDrescher doing this pose in a black dress.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
** An early episode of ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' has a miniaturised space shuttle being sent through the streets of Tokyo, which causes this as it wizzes past some schoolgirls.
** After getting his powers, [[Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger Kibaranger]] uses them to blow up some schoolgirls' skirts.

* The cover of the Music/{{Aerosmith}} album ''Just Push Play'' depicts a {{Fembot}} doing this.
* Music/TaylorSwift suffered this during a concert in 2011 when a [[http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/ourcountry/94419/taylor-swift-suffers-wardrobe-malfunction-on-tour-stop/ wind machine blew her skirt]] (the linked article called it a WardrobeMalfunction, which it clearly isn't).

[[folder:New Media]]
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP_BsSUXGx8 the latest Kelly video,]] one of the party members does this.
* Don't think that TheEighties did not have a couple these happen...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdQDXs75Ulo Here]] at 04:00-- When you're dancing on the ceiling in a long evening dress, watch out when those wily A-C vents start a-blowin'!
** And though the late Jermaine Stewart had a couple of hits, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1trQsW0aGc this video]] features a blown skirt at 02:25.

* A woman is shown accidentally doing this on the backglass and the slingshot bumpers of ''Pinball/FunHouse''.

[[folder:Print Media]]
* And one ''really'' strange FanArt of [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], printed in ''Nintendo Power'' magazine. VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'s reaction in the drawing pretty much said it all.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* One of the best examples of this trope occurred at Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s ''Cyber Sunday'' pay-per-view (their final one by that name) in October 2008. Since the event took place just before Halloween, the Divas held their second annual Halloween Costume Contest. Candice Michelle (who had missed the previous year's contest due to a neck injury) was prominently featured as Marilyn Monroe from ''The Seven Year Itch'', complete with a blonde wig and a copy of the famous white halter dress. Not about to miss a golden opportunity, WWE had an air jet installed under the entry ramp to the arena to blast Candice's dress as she came down to the ring for the final judging - and the resulting PantyShot revealed that Candice was wearing ''the exact same cut of panties that Marilyn had had on in the 1955 film''. [[ShownTheirWork Candice obviously did her homework.]]
* And then there was the case of another Diva wearing the white halter dress. Wrestling/DGenerationX were scheduled to compete in a tag team match with Wrestling/VinceMcMahon one night in the summer of 2009, but Wrestling/ShawnMichaels and Wrestling/TripleH worried that Vince just wasn't "angry" enough to make an effective combatant. They spent the whole time before the match trying different strategies to goad him to violence, and one of them was sending the ''atrocious'' singing Diva Wrestling/JillianHall into his office wearing a ''Seven Year Itch'' costume and performing Marilyn's birthday song for [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy President Kennedy]] in her hideous voice (though Marilyn had not been dressed that way when she sang for Kennedy). Vince screamed "GET OUTTA MY OFFICE!" and became steadily more filled with rage as the night wore on, until he was finally ready to compete. (This incident culminated in a CrowningMomentOfFunny when commentator Wrestling/JerryLawler noted that Jillian looked a lot "like Monroe"....and then, a moment later, clarified that he meant ''[[UsefulNotes/JamesMonroe James]]''!)

[[folder:Video Games]]
* One of the characters from ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'' constantly gets her skirt lifted by the wind. In the last ep, she is really an AEGIS agent. [[SmallGirlBigGun And she has a bazooka]].
* This is one of Sue's events in ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight''. [[ShoutOut And to make it clear about the reference]], the CG obtained through this event is called "The Monroe Effect" in the game's CG Gallery, the Mitsumete Gallery. The event also has a nice RefugeInAudacity moment : when Sue asks the Asian (the player's avatar) if he saw anything, the best answer is to actually tell "They (the panties) were white". This will reassure her, saying that he hasn't seen them then, since he said the wrong colour.
* The tag-team arena in ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 2'' allows for this with female fighters. It's more interesting than the combat, really.
* The scene is parodied in ''VideoGame/DiscworldII: Mortality Bytes''.
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''
** Playing a ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'' game? Got a wind-based [[PowerCopying soul power]]? Aim it at a [[CuteWitch Student Witch]] or a [[NinjaMaid Persephone]]...
** Returns in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'', in which one of the two main characters, Charlotte to be precise, does the same when faced with a Persephone and a vacuum cleaner. The other main character, Jonathan, simply gets his coat stuck.
* Happens to [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Peach]] in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' stage in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros: Melee]]''.
* Joe (from ''VideoGame/FatalFury'') tries to use his Tornado Punch on Mai (from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'') in ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2'' to [[PowerPerversionPotential get this effect]] in their special intro. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It never goes far enough to pull it off so Mai's not fazed by it.]]
* Rasputin from ''VideoGame/WorldHeroes'' does this in one of his victory poses
* Fuga's LOSE animation in ''VideoGame/PopnMusic'' shows him accidentally blowing Rinka and Hiumi's skirts up with his wind powers. In return, he and Retsu (who watched his faux pas beside him) get punched in the face by the embarrassed girls.
* Parodied in ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'', where be-kilted Scots pirate Haggis [=McMutton=] can't assist the ship's crew in a heavy storm because he's too busy preserving his modesty.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* This happened to [[http://www.lfgcomic.com/page/180 Richard]] in ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup''.
* Happens regularly in ''Webcomic/TheDevilsPanties'' during strips where Jennie is at a convention. It involves her armed with an altered leaf blower and hunky guys in kilts. The author, Jennie Breeden, actually sets up gatherings of this nature at most conventions she attends, unless they get shut down by the cops.
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'', referenced [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070925.html by a robot who looks like a walking refrigerator]], sadly.
* Happens with both an anonymous Marilyn lookalike and a robot's pet Emu in [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1500/fc01478.htm a strip of]] ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}''.
* A kilt-wearing man in ''Webcomic/BlurTheLines'' [[http://www.blur-the-lines.com/?p=258 performs one of these involuntarily]].
* Done without wind in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''. How? [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-10-31 Starch. Lots of Starch.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In Website/JibJab's "2012: The End Is Here", the Art/StatueOfLiberty does this during Hurricane Sandy.
* ''Webcomic/GarnetAndGure'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZfEXpRXMtg This cartoon short]] features an actress doing a re-creation of the Marilyn Monroe pose for a charity zombie calendar.
* Bee unintentionally experiences this in the second episode of ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat'' when flying to Temp Bot. Her skirt opens in the wind, prompting to tell both Puppycat and Temp Bot to not look.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Hanna-Barbera's 1966 special of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' ''[[EitherOrTitle or: What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?]]'' had a scene of Alice falling slowly down the rabbit hole feet first. She holds her skirt and slip down in place as she descends.
* One episode of ''WesterAnimation/BeanyAndCecil'' had Cecil lick Sleeping Beauty to wake her up, lifting her up in the air, right before she lands she holds down her dress.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' Butthead uses an air hose to blow up women's skirts so he can look at their panties.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' has Jay Sherman dressed up as Marilyn in a brief scene. It ends, appropriately enough, performing the obligatory maneuver as he stands over a fan.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': In the episode ''King Tuck'', Tucker's loincloth flies up when the Sphinx roars at him.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Leela in the episode "Attack of the Killer App" during her humiliating montage after her singing boil is exposed online, she attempts to hide her appearance only for her dress to fly up and the paparazzi group take pictures.
** Parodied in the episode "The Mutants Are Revolting" where a royalty girl is walking on the streets with the Mayor when an air conditioner, which had just lifted her dress a little too high, exuded an enormous quantity of sewage that sent her through the air.
* She-Hulk does this in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk'', despite wearing short pants, is sufficient to distract a dock worker doing his job and causes an incident at the start of "Fantastic Fortitude".
* Coop speeding in ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' has caused this one more than a few skirted women.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "Janine, You've Changed" shows Janine doing this (in mid-air, no less) at one point in her rapidfire outfit transformation sequence.
* Rocko on ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' posed for a photo while doing this with his shirt. [[RuleOfFunny Like it makes a difference when he almost never wears pants.]]
* ''Film/TheSevenYearItch'''s instance of this was parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch, wherein the person standing over the vent was [[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Parodied in episode "Home Away from Homer", when Ned Flanders' moustache is blown around. (He's refusing to bow to pressure to shave it off.)
** It happens to Groundskeeper Willie during Scotchtoberfest when Bart somehow manages to sneak balloons under his kilt, causing a female bystander to faint at [[GoingCommando the sight]]. Of course, it was all a trap laid by Principal Skinner, because there is no Scotchtoberfest.
** Perhaps most disturbingly of all, Mr. Burns is [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7vrlyuZZl1r95bpao1_500.jpg seen in this pose]] in the episode "Rosebud."
** The scene with Sister Marilyn in "Gone Maggie Gone" is another ''The Seven Year Itch'' parody.
* Spidey uses webs to build a slingshot to get to Oscorp faster and a young woman in a skirt happens to be in his wake resulting in this in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'''s "Reaction".
* Lois Lane in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', due to a wind blown up from Superman's hasty departure. She comments that she needs to start wearing pants, (and in a rare case of averting LimitedWardrobe, she does wear pants in the next episode).
* Few times done by girls in ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' when they fly through tunnels to the WOOHP.
** In episode "Forward to the Past" done by Alex when girls get shot at and are sent flying to the fountain.
** In episode "Evil G.L.A.D.I.S. Much?" done by a random pedestrian when Clover lands WOOHP jet next to her.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' episode "Recipe For Disaster", Velma and Daphne have to hold their skirts down when a high-powered floor dryer is activated.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* In [[ValuesDissonance less gender-sensitive times]], many American amusement parks featured hidden boardwalk vents for this very purpose.
** As shown in a Creator/NormanRockwell [[http://images.art.com/images/products/regular/13213000/13213392.jpg Saturday Evening Post cover]] from the 1920s.
** As [=YouTube=] will confirm, there are still quite a few carnivals out there with "skirt-blowing" funhouses.
** Considering that most modern women would wear jeans or shorts to a carnival, these funhouses are a bit of a relic now.
* One anecdote from the 1914 Christmas Truce tells the story of a Scottish regiment and a German regiment starting an impromptu football game... and then the wind comes along and reveals the Scots are GoingCommando... (the Scots won the game).
* At the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Kosovar actress Arta Dobroshi posed for a photocall to promote the upcoming ''Trois Mondes''. A very ill-timed gust of wind that struck just as she did a little pirouette sent her (normally quite modest) blue skirt flying a bit too high, just as all the cameras were going off. [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2149945/Cannes-2012-Arta-Dobroshi-Marilyn-Monroe-moment-skirt-flies-bare-cheeks-photocall.html Some publications]] couldn't resist the chance to use the term "Marilyn Monroe moment", and as if that wasn't bad enough, Miss Dobroshi [[VaporWear did not happen to be wearing panties]] at the time.