->''"It's a show that the kids can enjoy because of the cartoony action, and Dad can enjoy because he's a big ol' pervert!"''
-->-- '''Lore Sjöberg''', ''The Book of Ratings'' on ''The WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''

Parent Service is where sexiness is used a bit to catch the eyes of parents and older siblings. Writers know that moms/dads adore watching shows with hot men/women in them, so they throw it in, in case they have to watch it. It's also what separates family shows/movies from children's shows/movies: While in both cases kids are the primary target, the former is specifically designed to retain elements that will keep all members of the family entertained.

A SubTrope of ParentalBonus.
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* Parodied by ''[[CrayonShinchan Crayon Shin-Chan]]'', in the episode where Shin's mom, Mitzi, develops a crush on the {{Bishonen}} [[DracoInLeatherPants villain]] of Action Bastard.
* ''{{Yotsuba}}'' has Asagi and Fuuka.
** Also, [[http://myanimelist.net/character/3609/Yanda Yanda]] for the female audience.
* Doronjo of ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' is a scantily-clad woman who constantly suffers ClothingDamage, sometimes ending up naked. The [[LiveActionAdaptation live-action]] incarnation of Yatterman-1 (portrayed by Sho Sakurai) has his own EstrogenBrigade.
** All TimeBokan series feature this (because, well, TimeBokan's villain trio is essentially always the same, just with different hairdoes and names). ''Itadakiman'' probably takes this the furthest and has the villainess strip in the opening.
* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime does play around with the concept with the Team Rocket trio, The Sensational Cerulean Sisters and Ash's mother, who have more than once come off like this. There are also a pretty good amount of one-shots that can apply as well, though the Orange Islands arc had a couple of very blatant examples with Professor Ivy and Lorelei/Prima. (But the show itself is generally tame compared to how certain ''Pokémon'' manga can be, especially Toshiro Ono's handiwork.)
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is a show that features a FiveManBand of teenage girls saving the world while running around in [[DangerouslyShortSkirt incredibly short skirts]], as well as plenty of villains with AbsoluteCleavage.
** Minako herself is the biggest provider out of the girls. One episode has Rei's head floating up her skirt (due to zero gravity). Another has Usagi calling all the other girls to battle and Minako is inexplicably wearing a towel. Another opened with a panning shot just of her getting changed. Then there's the "Nurse Venus" episode where she dons a fetching [[HospitalHottie nurse's outfit]] when tending to Usagi. Notable that Usagi gets a nurse's outfit at the end of the episode and hers is a lot more conservative.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Disturbingly parodied in ''F-Minus'', where a family is walking out of a showing of a kiddie movie, and the father comments that "That movie had something for everybody, talking animals for the kids, and tasteful nudity for the adults."
* In-canon example in ''ComicBook/LoveAndRockets'', in which Doralis becomes the hostess of a Hispanic-channel children's TV show and the focus of a drooling PeripheryDemographic.
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[[folder:Film Animated]]
* A DisneyPrincess is sometimes this (unless she's clearly underage).
** Esmerelda of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' gets a poledance.
** Shang in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' is a WalkingShirtlessScene, and Mulan herself ends up naked in a lake. With ''three other guys''.
** For another male example, ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' brings us the delectable Prince Naveen (also the first Disney prince who seems [[ReallyGetsAround a little slutty]]), who is [[JamesBondage tied up with snakes]] at one point.
** Disney/{{Pocahontas}}' clothing seems to be this. It's certainly nothing an eastern woodlands tribal woman would wear. And there's her fiancé at the beginning, who seems to have spent a bit of time at the gym, and her friend's BareYourMidriff outfit.
** In ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'', Elsa changes her coronation dress into an ice dress (through GorgeousGarmentGeneration) with low shoulders, a slit skirt, and she does a SexyWalk. It was to symbolize her new-found freedom, but the way it was done certainly fits this trope.
* A lot of the Carnival outfits in ''{{WesternAnimation/Rio}}'' count as this, especially when Linda puts on a BareYourMidriff [[SexyWhateverOutfit sexy bird outfit]].
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[[folder:Film: Live Action]]
* In the live-action ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' films (and perhaps Scooby-Doo as a whole), the outfits worn by Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar) are pretty clearly ParentService. The vinyl SpyCatsuit Velma wears briefly in the second film is even more so, and the cameo of Pam Anderson in a slightly sheer white top is nothing but.
** RogerEbert, an admitted "cleavage fetishist", pointed this out in his review as a way of [[DistractedByTheSexy coping with]] the movie:
--->As for myself, scrutinizing the screen helplessly for an angle of approach, one thing above all caught my attention: the director, Raja Gosnell, has a thing about big breasts. I say this not only because of the revealing low-cut costumes of such principals as Sarah Michelle Gellar, but also because of the number of busty extras and background players... ''Scooby-Doo'' could have been a comedy about how a Russ Meyer clone copes with being assigned a live-action adaptation of a kiddie cartoon show.
*** The first movie was originally going to be more adult, with things like overt references to marijuana and the suggestion that Velma was a lesbian (with the hots for Daphne). They eventually decided not to go in that direction (although there's still some pretty blatant weed gags), but some of the above is probably a leftover effect.
* In ''{{Labyrinth}}'', sex symbol DavidBowie wears a pair of extremely tight leather pants that leave nothing to the imagination.
* [[Series/SesameStreet The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland]] has Vanessa Williams as the Queen of Trash.
* ''Please Don't Eat the Daisies'' was a light comedy movie about a family and, with moments like Doris Day as the mother leading a bunch of children in the title song, presumably intended for family audiences. One of its subplots, though, concerns the father's opinion of an actress' bottom. You can't get much more literal ParentService than that.
* For those who view the ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movies as merely properties based on [[MerchandiseDriven toys]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers an '80s cartoon]] that they are being dragged to by their kids, the casting of MeganFox and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are this.
* ''{{Elf}}''. ZooeyDeschanel's shower scene.
* Shay Stanley's presence in ''BlankCheck'' definitely qualifies for this. There's even a scene where she's dancing with the young protagonist in a series of water fountains.
* [[ChristmasCake Loni Anderson]] in ''ThreeNinjas Knuckle Up''. (Though, this was just as she was reaching the peak, so the extra content? Not so much.)
* Vivica A. Fox as the fairy godmother in ''Film/EllaEnchanted''. Additional [[PantyShot Parental Service]] in her third appearance, providing you have the DVD version.
* The spy woman from ''HomeAlone 3'' could be considered Parent Service on a sense, due to her cutesy winter getup and [[{{Kuudere}} personality]]. Mileage may vary depending on nationality viewing it however.
* The Asian [[{{Bishonen}} prettyboy]] ninja in the ''GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' movie, who wears blindingly white tailored suits and has a shirtless scene at the end with authentic battle damage.
* When Sharpay of ''HighSchoolMusical'' gets food spilled on her shirt, Gabriella frantically paws her chest. Mocked in the {{Rifftrax}}.
* Fathers stuck watching ''The Metro Chase'' with their kids probably won't complain too much when they see Lindsay Felton dressed like [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bcNzSMmfZMA/ToDn3-HaVDI/AAAAAAAAAtA/K69PSiBYxgo/s1600/lindsayfeltonmetrochase.jpg this]].
* The live-action ''[[Film/TheJungleBook Jungle Book]]''; the kids get the cute animals. Moms, older sisters, and babysitters get Jason Scott Lee in a loincloth.
* The live-action ''Film/{{Thunderbirds}}'' movie uses Lady Penelope in this way. Her character introduction is walking into Alan's classroom done up to the nines and saying "Hello boys". Plus there's a lenghty scene with her in the bath later on in the film.
* In ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'', Creator/MilaKunis wears some pretty tight pants, [[spoiler:and later a fair amount of cleavage after she turns into the wicked witch of the west]].
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* This trope is the only explanation for the skimpy outfits worn by the female presenters on certain kids' shows in TheEighties and TheNineties, in Latin America. To name a few presenters, there's Xuxa, [[http://slimcelebrity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Joana-Mortimer-Prado.jpg Feiticeira]] and [[http://www.urgente24.com/sites/default/files/notas/2013/05/23/panam.jpg Laura "Panam" Franco]]; all of whom were models at one point, though [[ContractualPurity the first wouldn't like it if you knew]].
** Check out the shows ''[[http://musicacinetv.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/tatiana-palacios.jpg El Espacio de Tatiana]]'' and ''[[http://oi38.tinypic.com/zl2q2g.jpg Nubeluz]]''.
** Parodied on the episode of ''TheSimpsons'' where the Simpsons go to Brazil and Bart watches a Brazilian kids' show called ''Teleboobies'', featuring sexy women in tank tops and short-shorts rubbing against large letters, a showgirl/stripper demonstrating "clockwise" and "counterclockwise" using tassled pasties on her chest, and an unseen demonstration of "on top" and "underneath" (all we get to see is the family's [[ReactionShot wide-eyed reaction]]). Seeing her in a parade, Bart yells, [[FunnyMoment "Hey, it's the stripper from the kid's show!"]]
* ''Series/SkippyTheBushKangaroo'' has quite a few scenes of attractive women in bikinis, complete with music and camera focus making it clear that the sexiness of the ladies is being emphasized. Sunny (the youngest son) is oblivious, but the older males in the story certainly take notice.
* Emmy Jo Peden co-hosted 1970s kids' show ''Series/NewZooRevue'', which was aimed at preschoolers. That didn't stop her from wearing miniskirts and go-go boots.
* From NickJr, bored moms have been known to crush on the Kratt Brothers of ''Zaboomafoo'', Sportacus from ''Series/LazyTown'', and Steve from ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues''. However, [[ReplacementScrappy nobody seems to like Joe]].
* Lots of ParentService on the UK young children's block Creator/CBeebies, most of it simply very good-looking presenters - although Sarah-Jane from ''{{Tikkabilla}}'' is a former contortionist, as many dads like to point out.
* JohnStamos had a large part to do with the staying power of ''Series/FullHouse''. Then there's Becky.
* The producers of ''Series/TheAvengers'' were pretty blatant as to their motives when they brought Diana Rigg onboard as ''M(an) Appeal'', er Emma Peel.
* Magazine/TVGuide did an article once about guys watching ''Series/CaptainKangaroo'' because of a "luscious babe" who used to be on it, sort of like Tim Taylor's female show lead in on ''Series/HomeImprovement''.
* The ''TopOfThePops'' dance troupes such as Pan's People and Legs & Co that the show used when they couldn't get live footage in the era before music videos were widespread. Over in America meanwhile, there were the ''Solid Gold'' dancers.
* Lampshaded in the third season of the {{HBO}} series ''{{OZ}}'', when the inmates would regularly crowd around the TV to watch a childrens' program with a rather well-endowed hostess (with more than a few commenting on [[CargoEnvy how lucky the puppets were]]!).
* In Australia, there was a show called ''What's Up Doc'', which basically showed a few ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoons. It was hosted by Sophie Lee, who introduced the cartoons and tended to wear whatever she wanted due to the dress codes for television (It's not hard to see where that went). She wasn't the only attractive woman to host that show. Current ''Getaway'' host Catriona Rowntree (who even went on to become the show's writer/producer) and former model Kate Fischer were also previous hosts of the show. The background set was loosely based on the idea that it's a ''Looney Tunes'' set, complete with a WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck shaped hole in the wall, but who cares?
** Catch was, she wasn't wearing anything that was prohibited by any of the dress codes that existed or anything that was explicitly sexy. She was just extremely hot looking which caught a lot of parent's ire.
* Some French-Canadian examples:
** Alia and Zalaé in ''Toc Toc Toc''. As with ''LazyTown''[='=]s Stephanie above, the characters are preschool-aged children, but the parents only see the [[DawsonCasting adult]] actresses playing them, I can assure you.
** Passe-Carreau in ''Passe-Partout''. The attractiveness of the actress at the time is still a running gag for the show's generation.
** It was lampshaded very heavily in ''Les Bougons'', where the prostitute daughter of the family becomes a children's entertainer because of her sex appeal. Let's just say she's playing around with VERY phallic toys in her "videoclips". [[spoiler: The kid's show was in fact a ploy by the crooked producer to trick her into transitioning into hardcore interracial porn. It failed.]]
* TheBBC's ''BluePeter'' [[http://www.show.me.uk/dbimages/chunked_image/2006_1188.JPG isn't above this]] [[TheBeautifulElite either]].
* Don't forget British Saturday morning kids' show 'Ministry of Mayhem' game 'Cakey Sk8' with Holly Willoughby, a maids outfit, and cream cakes being splattered about. Oh yes.
* Caleb gets a very brief, blink-and-you'll-miss-it ShirtlessScene in the opening titles of ''Mission:2110''.
* Since ''Series/TheATeam'' was technically intended for children, [[HandsomeLech Face]] could be considered this. Well, any of the four A-Team members could be Parent Service for specific tastes, but Face was the most blatant, considering how ridiculously handsome and charming he was--in Season 3, the showrunners seemed determined to show off his nice, lean arms and legs as much as possible and even gave him his first ShirtlessScene in the Season Premiere. The team's two [[TheChick Chicks]], Amy and Tawnia, were definitely for the dads (''especially'' Tawnia, who was more outright sultry-looking). Face being ParentService would explain why Bradley Cooper played him in the movie version.
* The original version of ''TheElectricCompany'' had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp0-yDJAtWQ this]] that could be seen as ParentService, NightmareFuel, FetishFuel (don't ask), or NightmareRetardant depending on how you look at it (and what's really unsettling is that the writers probably didn't mean for it to be like this). This quote from the Live Action TV NightmareFuel page (which also has this sketch on its list) pretty much explains how a sketch like this can be ParentService:
--> "Here's how it breaks down: when you're a kid, it's NightmareFuel, when you're a little older, it's NightmareRetardant, and past puberty, it's ParentService with a hint of CriticalResearchFailure and GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave when you realize/discover that [a] Morgan Freeman was quite the looker back in the 1970s, and [b] even though the sketch is about the word, "casket," what the Count is actually bathing in is a coffin. Caskets are rectangular and coffins are the ones that look like elongated hexagons and are more commonly associated with vampires. Yeah, it is common that "casket" and "coffin" are used interchangeably, but that doesn't make it right. As a result of the mistake, the educational purpose of the sketch is defeated and the sketch as a whole is reduced to ParentService at best or FetishFuel at worst (you know there's a problem when one Website/YouTube commentator describes a sketch like this as "...an X-rated ''Series/SesameStreet''" and another explicitly points out the difference between a casket and a coffin). And why? Were the writers [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs on drugs]]? Was the sketch written on a dare? Did the writers feel that the show could use a little ParentService to go with the educational content, but overdid it on the former rather than the latter? Or [[ValuesDissonance did the writers just think it was a good idea at the time and didn't expect dirty minds to warp it into something less than innocent]]?"
** Apparently, they got away with it again [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxh6uXIV_5U here]] -- this time without the vampire motif.
** And for the fellas, there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0iraaL1Nic this]].
* The Dad from ''YoungDracula'' could count as being for the Mums... though a lot of his fanbase seems to be made up of teenage girls with Electra complexes.
* [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Morticia Addams]] in most of her incarnations.
* The mother on ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' seems to be used this way.
** On occasion, London (Brenda Song) and Maddie (Ashley Tisdale) fall under this trope too.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITyWBqiDEno No kidding?]]
-->'''Maddie:''' Ok, it's time to strip and make the bed!
-->'''London:''' Well ok. ''(nervously begins to remove her top)'' If that's what poor people do...
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is well known for using the Doctor's companions for these purposes, where it's called "something for the Dads". Some of the better known are:
** Peri (first appearance [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_v6sMhKNFk_U/TBXFIszfqcI/AAAAAAAADDk/Clq7EZdbM5A/s400/Peri-in-Peril.jpg in a bikini]]). She and Turlough both get in on the action in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire "Planet of Fire"]].
** [[Creator/BilliePiper Rose]]
** [[http://www.doctorwhoreviews.co.uk/2008-04_files/The%20Sontaran%20Stratagem%20(12).jpg Martha's]] ([[CoveredInGunge "naked slimy evil clone"]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]])
** [[http://nerdalicious.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/leela-louise-jameson-2.jpg Leela]] (NubileSavage) The media at the time, which was at the time heavily criticising the show, even complained that Leela was like "one of those awful pneumatic girls on ''Series/TopOfThePops''" (Legs and Co).
** Romana, although in a slightly different way for her two versions. Romana I (Mary Tamm) was introduced with a lingering pan up of her in a [[http://www.tom-baker.co.uk/assets_cm/files/image/doctor_who_the_ribos_operation_romana_mary_tamm.jpg stunning white dress]] [[http://www.handbag.com/cm/handbaguk/images/bq/or_romana-drwho.jpg.jpg and fur cape]]; she wore more practical outfits for other episodes, but even the most modest tended to emphasise her figure. Romana II (Lalla Ward), having a different body type, dressed differently, but [[http://www.hecklerspray.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/lalla-ward.jpg no]] [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/gallery/cityofdeath/images/1024/5h_11.html less]][[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ognmH3g7KYE/TLyGjsCYrII/AAAAAAAAAvg/yOT4RoM9Zzw/s1600/wardl10.jpg attractively]]. Romana I had lovely [[http://godardsletterboxes.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/250px-romana1.jpg skin tone]] and a [[http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/qE9hOaR6cdc/hqdefault.jpg cleavage window.]]
** [[Creator/GeorgiaMoffett Jenny]], from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter "The Doctor's Daughter"]], although not a companion.
** Nyssa, who [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nyssa_9366.jpg takes her skirt off for no real reason]] in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E4Terminus Terminus]]"
** [[Creator/KarenGillan Amy Pond]], enough that [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/doctor-who/7554825/Viewers-think-new-Doctor-Who-is-too-sexy.html some people complained]] about her being "too sexy" for the show, because her [[http://wearpinkwednesdays.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/karen_1263542a.jpg sexy legs]] actually [[UnfortunateImplications broke]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51JtuEa_OPc the TARDIS.]]
** [[https://windycitynerd.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/200px-wendy_padbury_as_zoe_heriotpublicity_still.jpg Zoe]], from way back in the 1960s. No-one remembers much about her aside from her skin-tight LatexSpaceSuit and the lingering, almost worshipful shot of her [[http://fancyfembot.com/wp-content/uploads/mindrob3.jpg rear]] in the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber "The Mind Robber"]].
** Said serial also goes out of its way to have Jamie climb things, allowing for lingering close-ups of the kilt-clad legs of both of the actors who play him.
*** {{Lampshaded}} by Frazer Hines, who recalled in an interview, "I said, '[[Creator/PatrickTroughton Patrick]], you're paid a fortune as the Doctor to do all that speaking. I'm paid to get the girls from going out to the disco or a nightclub. And Padders is paid to get the dads in from the garden.'"
** And for the Moms, the [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston Ninth]], [[Creator/DavidTennant Tenth]] and [[Creator/MattSmith Eleventh]] Doctors themselves. Possibly the [[Creator/PeterDavison Fifth]] as well, and perhaps even the Third (Jon Pertwee), in his way. Eight (Paul [=McGann=]) has [[http://www.pmeb.org/ his own]] EstrogenBrigade.
** The BadassInDistress scene in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]]... definitely for the mums.
** Creator/JohnSimm's Master plays into this as well, and both he and David Tennant (and Bernard Cribbins, if you're into old men) enjoy some [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/12/17/article-0-07A21ED3000005DC-99_468x610.jpg bound scene]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]], although sadly clothed.
** [[Creator/JohnBarrowman Jack Harkness]] is arguably for the Mums (and for [[EvenTheGuysWantHim half the dads, though few will admit]]), especially [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E12BadWolf when he gets]] [[ClothingDamage de]][[http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a293/toolbox1234/DW20051x09BadWolf556.jpg fabricated]].
** [[HotForTeacher Ian Chesterton]], who Carol Ann Ford (who played Susan) admits she constantly begged the writers for a romance subplot with because she fancied him like mad, and [[http://windycitynerd.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/stevenfirstappearance.jpg Steven Taylor]], best known for wearing tight-fitting polo necks or occasionally [[WigDressAccent a policeman's uniform or a cowboy outfit]], were explicitly added so there could be a handsome young man around the place for ActionHero stuff and gentle ShipTease with female AudienceSurrogate characters, since William Hartnell's elderly Doctor was unsexy and unattainable.
** Arguably all the dads in spin-off ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' are distinctly "for the mums".
** There's Clara's first appearance in "Asylum of the Daleks" wearing a [[http://fanbloomingtastic.typepad.com/.a/6a01348617cb9c970c019b0067408f970d-800wi tight red dress]], which ''certainly'' resulted in many male fans/viewers/dads going "YOWZA!"
** It's worth commenting that in the one Classic story with no companion for this job, the Doctor wears a see-through shirt with the collar fastening undone to mid-chest level, gets a lot of ClothingDamage and [[SexySoakedShirt gets wet]], and is shot with many more [[MaleGaze full-body shots, slow pans up his legs]] and [[EyeOpen extreme closeups of his brilliantly coloured blue eyes]] than he ever got before or after the story. [[Creator/TomBaker The Doctor's not being played by the most conventionally handsome actor ever to take the role, though...]]
* Many of the ''PowerRangers'' characters. Unsurprisingly, [[EvilIsSexy it always seems to be the villains that get the role]].
** This is arguably the only reason why the Pink and Yellow Rangers were around. Kat and Tanya, anyone?
** And definitely [[MightyMorphinPowerRangers Kimberly]], what with the tight gymnastics outfits, the otherwise constant upskirts and the episode where Zedd decides to make her his queen.
** For the ladies, the likes of Tommy and Jason would always be wearing vests to show off their bulging biceps. And of course Leo from ''Lost Galaxy'' gets a pretty gratuitous scene where he rips off his shirt right before morphing. That one even made it into the opening sequence.
* In the last decade or so, practically every {{Tokusatsu}} show has started casting {{Bishonen}} models[=/=]singers[=/=]actors in the male roles, and attractive ''gravure'' (bikini models) and singers (and in a couple of cases like ''[[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Go-onger]]'', former Adult Video actresses!) in the female roles.
** One noteworthy recent example of this is episode 27 of ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'': before going into battle, Daigo/KyoryuRed pulls off a spectacular BattleStrip similar to Leo's aforementioned one, complete with gratuitous close-ups of his bare chest. Unlike Leo, though, not only does Daigo fight unmorphed, but he also spends the rest of his unmorphed screentime shirtless.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' parodies this. Robin, whose alterego Robin Sparkles used to be a teen pop star in Canada, was also the star of a Canadian kids show called "Space Teens". Although the show is supposed to be about two Canadian teenagers solving outer space mysteries through math, when the gang watches it, they find it to be pretty much this trope. It starts with Robin Sparkles sliding down a pole in a short skirt and continues on to feature the teens tugging on an... interestingly shaped control, singing about their (pet) beavers, and solving math problems about how many inches of wood their beavers can eat. Robin, of course, refuses to see the show as anything but innocent, while the rest of the gang laughs it up.
* Nina from 'The Good Night Show' on the Sprout Network.
* There's a reason why the actors in ''Series/HorribleHistories'' (a sketch show aimed [mostly] at kids on the BBC) are shirtless every now and then, and it's not just historical accuracy.
** Best demonstrated in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlwDrpTq2Mo song "The Highwayman" about Dick Turpin]], where they dressed up the most attractive member of the cast in fancy clothes and eyeliner and had him smoulder through the song, which is a pastiche of 'Stand and Deliver' by Adam and the Ants. 99% of the comments on the YouTube video are women commenting on the sexiness of the video.
** And for the males, the actress in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jETBIQQ2P7Y Victorian Inventions song]] has noticable cleavage.
** The song sung by the four King Georges of the Georgian era is a BoyBand pastiche in which they strike smouldery expressions and sing in numerical order - "I was the sad one," (George I), "I was the bad one" (George II, played by the most attractive man in the cast, Matt Baynton), "I was the mad one" (George III) and "I was the fat one" (George IV). When this was performed live in the Horrible Histories Proms, Matt sung "I was the bad one," and there was a ''really'' loud and noticeable collective {{Squee}} from the crowd's [[PeripheryDemographic adult women]].
** The RAF pilots song is another BoyBand pastiche where Matt Baynton smoulders a lot.
* Amy Duncan (the mom of GoodLuckCharlie) certainly seems to wear [[SweaterGirl a lot of really tight sweaters]] and shirts that [[MsFanservice don't always need to be worn]] (if that was the case, [[FridgeLogic then why is Amy the only female (or person) in the cast) that ''always'' seems to wear sweaters, even though the show is set in Denver?]] there's also the fact that sometimes, [[NippleAndDimed Amy's bras don't seem to be that well-padded]]. Add in the fact that even the kids mention the fact that [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex they shouldn't have too much fun]] because there are enough kids, and that Amy [[AttentionWhore simply loves being noticed]], and that the DisneyChannel [[WordOfGod has been trying to get Leigh-Allyn Baker for a show for some time, but she thought that she was too young to play a mother to teens]]... yeah, she's [[UpToEleven this trope in spades.]]
* ''SesameStreet'' hasn't blatantly done this (except maybe with [[SesameStreetCred guest stars]]) , but over the years there have been a number of (human) female characters who just happened to be fairly easy on the eyes (Maria, Linda, Gina, Leela).
** Also, Sesame Street features a lot of EDUCATIONAL parent-service, in the form of bits teaching things that adults are also interested in (such as the basics of French and Spanish) and guests that have no real educational or interest value to anyone under 30, such as popular musicians from the '80s appearing in the late '90s and later. Averted with Katy Perry: her segment with Elmo was cut because of her cleavage.
* Parodied by perverted theatre director Don Dimello in the Series/ComedyBangBang podcasts and TV Show, who is so obsessed with providing "something for daddy" that he directs adaptations of fairy tales as at best risque burlesque and at worse hardcore porn.
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'':
** As Jerry might say of his wife Theresa - '''Mamma mia!''' There was even one episode where she had ''serious'' cleavage showing, and they blurred it out.
** And in the movie he is blatantly checking out her ass and even comments on it.
** The ParentService gets really blatant at the end of "New Employee" - just check out Theresa's dance routine, and her 'Flashdance'-inspired last line: "And pull the cord!"
** A recent episode features Theresa dressed as a schoolgirl, really proud of the fact that she was the most popular girl at school, which is explained by Jerry who says that ''she was the first girl admitted in a boys highschool''.
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* {{K3}} is considered an example hereof in The Netherlands and Belgium. Three women jumping up and down in cute dresses while singing songs marketed towards children, though the parents, especially the fathers tend to be a bit of a bonus audience. there is quite a lot of parental bonus in the texts as well.
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* On the Radio/BoersAndBernstein show (a sports radio show in Chicago), the host Dan Bernstein regularly explains that he enjoys watching [[Creator/FoodNetwork Giada De Laurentiis]] with his daughter. His daughter likes the show because she explains cooking in a way that she can easily understand. He likes it because a decent percentage of the shots in the show are of Giada's chest.
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* A newspaper article once read speculated that the 1904 play ''PeterPan'' was a source of ParentService in that young women generally played the title role. Remember, a woman in leggings was ''very'' racy in Edwardian times.
* Most Pantomimes (where the Principal Boy is always played by a woman) is a source of this, even today.
* Let's go back even further, when the laws loosen up to allow women to perform, they were often put in roles that includes 'disguising oneself as a boy' for this reason.
* ''Theatre/PokemonLive'' had several dancers in the background wearing skin-tight leotards.
** James delivers a joke about employment benefits and "Don't Ask Don't Tell".
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* Though the game in question is rated M, [[http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/9643/1253545621557.jpg this comic strip demonstrates this trope in action]] for ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''.
* [[BigBad The Dark Queen]] from the ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' series. [[EvilIsSexy It's no wonder]] that people play [[NintendoHard these games]]. She gives the words NintendoHard a [[IncrediblyLamePun whole new meaning]].
* This is pretty much the reason [[MsFanservice Rouge the Bat]] was created for the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series.
* Kids (and adults) play ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' for the gameplay. Fangirls play it because of [[{{Bishounen}} Link]], and fanboys play it because of Zelda and the rest of the Harem. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim And Link]].
** Link's case of ParentService was flat out admitted by several creators. Apparently, [[http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/3ds/zelda-ocarina-of-time/1/7 one of the developers' wives had some say on his character design]].
--->'''Aounuma:''' So Link is your wife's type?
--->'''Koizuma:''' [[BluntYes Yes.]]
*** Heck, ''Miyamoto's wife'' had a say in his design for ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', saying their original boyish teen Link with a "distinctive button nose" wasn't attractive enough. Shigeru jokingly asked if she's play the game if he was better looking. She seriously said yes.
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* Jason invokes this to justify a certain casting choice in [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp04032003.shtml this]] ''SomethingPositive'' strip.
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** In the first season, when the main cast was at its youngest and most childish, the creators gave us Commander Zhao, introduced with a ShirtlessScene, and voiced by Jason Isaacs.
** It is worth noting that Zuko is older than the rest of the main cast, and had a simultaneous shirtless scene.
** Not to discredit his sister Azula. She sounds like TheVamp and does ''[[YoungerThanTheyLook not]]'' look 14 at all.
** Later on there's both Hakoda and Ozai for a [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal double-dose of]] DILF.
** June. The black clad, [[WhipItGood whip-wielding]], pouty-lipped and stacked bounty hunter. Despite only appearing in one episode, she was [[EnsembleDarkhorse quite popular]], and got to make an appearance in the GrandFinale.
** Ty Lee in general counts for this but [[UpToEleven an extra helping of service]] during the episode "The Beach" where she wears an [[{{Stripperific}} extremely]] [[AbsoluteCleavage revealing]] bikini, and has [[{{Gainaxing}} matching]] JigglePhysics to accompany her "ample assets".
** Almost any major character not named Iroh functions as this sooner or later, for one demographic or another, with the FiveManBand wearing less and less clothing as the series progresses (including total nudity, though it was hardly sexual) and in more [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "should children be watching this?"]] situations (including an all-but-outright-stated ReadyForLovemaking scene and a ''mud wrestling fight''). Heck, even Iroh himself goes all beefcake when he was in prison.
* Miss Sara Bellum in ''ThePowerpuffGirls''. The camera is ''permanently fixed'' at her cleavage.
** The villain Sedusa also appears in a couple of episodes, who, as her name implies, is something of a seductress.
* Shego and Mrs. Dr. Possible in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. And Kim herself, actually.
** There is an entire massive HoYay PeripheryDemographic around the series, pairing teenaged cheerleader Kim and older DarkActionGirl Shego.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is for kids? Yeah, right. That's why Raven runs around in [[LeotardOfPower the equivalent of a one-piece swimsuit]] all the time.
** Starfire's sexiness was toned down ''immensely'' for the cartoon ([[http://michaelmay.us/08blog/gallery/0612a_starfire.jpg Comic]]; [[http://images.absoluteanime.com/teen_titans/starfire.jpg Cartoon]]) but still managed to fall into this trope.
** A possible explanation for the above is the original rationale given by the creators; that they needed to cut features from the comic that would make animation too difficult. In the comic Raven's legs were visible but she also had a flapping dress on; this would be difficult to animate so it became a leotard. With Starfire, the comic version has large muscles and ''very'' large, dynamic hair, which were likewise sacrificed for animation's sake.
** There was a second wave of toning down for the Teen Titans series, as well. Some earlier episodes showed Starfire fairly well-endowed with distinct jiggling during the fights. Later episodes restricted her chest to a mere suggestion.
* The villainesses in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Extra points go to Harley and Ivy's blatant ([[WordOfGay and canon!]]) LesYay, and, in later episodes, Harley's attempts to seduce the Joker, which involved pies and nighties and were about as risqué as they were unsuccessful.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': In Minerva Mink's episode, the nerdy Wilford Wolf transforms into a gorgeous hunk of a werewolf who turns the tables on Minerva. Could just as easily be considered Parent Service.
** Trudy's cousin at the end of the first Minerva episode causes the same reaction. With his [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys leather jacket, pompadour]], and total immunity to Minerva's charms, he could have been more than a one shot...
* Before that, Babs Bunny in ''TinyToonAdventures'' had a habit of adding a load of curves when she did some of her costume changes. The two most blatant being the Elvira costume when trying to get an acting gig from Shakesphere, and the time she (somehow) disguised herself as a human to get a role in the "live-action" series "Thirteen-something", and spent half the episode with a pair of double-D's (on a two-foot body, no less!).
** Fifi La Fume is pretty curvy and seductive as well.
* Post-timejump [=AndrAIa=] in ''ReBoot''. And it didn't help matters when she got {{Brainwashed}} and started calling Matrix "lover".
** And, despite the [[AxCrazy crazy]], Hexadecimal had to be the original Parental Bonus.
** Daemon's skimpy clothes and several "rebooted" attires for Dot Matrix (Elvira comes to mind) also qualify.
*** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] hilariously when Dot and Bob find themselves in a ''Franchise/TombRaider'' like game, and Dot Reboots as a hot Egyptian chick, checks out her new form and accessories for something she doesn't find and, at Bob's enquiry, replies '''"Well, I was hoping for a couple of [[DoubleEntendre Forty-Fives]]."'''
** Matrix is a male example.
*** For that matter, so's Bob, Ray, and even Megabyte to a select few. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud83-o2lHJk They all had their moments]].
** Mouse as well, always wearing pants that were little more than a texture map and swaying her hips suggestively. Even Megabyte notices.
-->'''Mouse:''' Let's get this show on the road, my meter's runnin'.
-->'''Megabyte:''' ([[MaleGaze eyes locked on to her butt]]) ''Indeed.''
* [[TransformersTheMovie After the Movie]], Spike. [[TransformersGeneration1 Starscream]]. [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Blackarachnia]]. [[TransformersArmada Starscream]]. ([[CreatorsPet Possibly]]) [[TransformersEnergon Kicker. Mischa.]] [[TransformersAnimated Starscream again. Blackarachnia again. Megatron]]. [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Arcee. Airachnid. Knockout. Wheeljack. June. Silas.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' is not immune, such as with Desiree. There's also Vlad for a male example--he even gets a ShirtlessScene at one point. Also pay attention to how the Fenton parents often react to each other.
* Some dads enjoy watching ''TotallySpies'' with their daughters mainly because of Sam, Clover, and Alex in their tight jumpsuits or even swimsuits in some cases.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'': Drew Saturday. Form fitting SpyCatsuit, HartmanHips, and voiced by Creator/NicoleSullivan.
* The old ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' series is absolutely '''LOADED''' with this, mostly provided by Sally and Bunnie. Why ''did'' you think they always stood in that weird bent-over posture?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow'' had an in-universe example with Brak's favorite show, ''Señor Science''. His dad has quite a fondness for the title character's assistant, Chikita. However, given that she's never on screen, we viewers have to [[TakeOurWordForIt take Dad's word]] on how sexy she is.
* [[XMenEvolution Rogue]] fulfilled this role. Sure, you could make a claim for others, but Rogue was, WordOfGod even admitting such, always drawn and designed in the show to show off as much skin as she could without actually going overboard.
** Then there's "Walk On The Wild Side" which gets all the X-girls into black leather pants and halter tops as they prepare to fight crime. Oh lord.
* ''TheFairlyOddParents'' has [[FairySexy The Tooth Fairy]] and [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Princess Mandie]]
* It's December, you're sitting around with your kids during Christmas Break who are watching Creator/CartoonNetwork, the special ''WesternAnimation/GrandmaGotRunOverByAReindeer'' comes on, and Cousin Mel is dancing in a coconut bikini top singing a VillainSong about suing SantaClaus.
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