->''You can tell a woman's intentions from her panties.''
-->-- '''"Ducky" Mallard's mother''', ''Series/{{NCIS}}''

Certain varieties of underwear seem to pop up time and again in media, particularly with underwear gags. No, not [[PantyShot that kind]]: [[ComedicUnderwearExposure this kind]].

* GoofyPrintUnderwear, especially boxers with red hearts or polka dots or especially childish underwear or [[{{SigilSpam}} a corporate logo]] - for the ButtMonkey, usually.
** Cartoon or superhero-themed underwear are normal for young boys or for the stereotypical ManChild.
* Merry widows and babydolls
* G-strings/thongs, especially [[FanDisservice men in red satin ones.]]
* Black bra and panties - for the mature and sexy woman.
* Tighty-whities/Briefs.
** [=BVDs=]/Y-fronts are generally considered the geekiest tighty-whities.
** Colored briefs. Stereotypically worn by European or foreign men, since briefs became geeky and unpopular among younger men in the US during the TheNineties, though they were more popular during TheSeventies and TheEighties and are making a small comeback nowadays (if you work in retail, you can notice the trend). Black briefs are sometimes worn by "sexy" men (whether they are or not is another matter). Also the preferred style of swimwear of European men.
* Animal print bikini briefs or thongs, with leopard print being the most common. Male characters wearing these are either a HandsomeLech or TheCasanova. Any other time, it's a CasanovaWannabe wearing them. Usually appear for squick or comedic purposes.
* Boxer briefs, probably the most popular kind nowadays. Expect them to be black, blue or gray.
* Plaid boxer shorts, likely the most common after boxer briefs.
* [[OfCorsetsSexy Corsets]].
* [[StockingFiller Garters, fishnets, and knee high stockings]].
* Either long johns or a combo of tank top undershirt and boxers ([[GoofyPrintUnderwear goofy print]] or not) are standard issue for male cartoon characters, especially in older shows.
** You have to appreciate how characters who didn't wear pants would take off their shirt and be wearing the tank top and boxers. Which should have been visible with the shirt on.
** Teenaged or grownup tomboy characters often wear the white tank top and boxers combo, as well.
* Frilly pantaloons of the sort that little girls with blonde ringlets used to wear under their best dresses. [[GilmoreGirls Lorelai Gilmore]] reveals that her mother used to make her wear them and they were "a great crowd pleaser."
* [[GoingCommando Nothin' at all]] - InnocentFanserviceGirl, ShamelessFanserviceGirl, TheDitz. Male characters that go commando are usually slobs and/or studs.
* LoinCloth - Generally worn by 'savage outdoor' types, like the BarbarianHero and the NatureHero.
** {{Fundoshi}}, a traditional undergarment and kind of swimwear from Japan that grew out of style after World War II, when western underwear became more popular. Still worn occasionally these days by men who think it's manly or warrior types.
* Unflattering "Granny Panties" (AKA "The Sears Catalog Specials") - for the [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Single Woman Who Seeks Good Man]]
** Girdles, Spanx and other slenderizing undies. Usually for OfCorsetsFunny purposes.
* Bloomers - GrannyClassic will likely sport these, as will more formal ladies.
* Lacy white petticoats in several layers, of the type you'd expect princesses to wear under their gowns.
* ModestyShorts - active girls, tomboys
* Striped Panties aka shimapan - Horizontal stripes, usually of a cool color such as blue or green, usually worn by SugarAndIcePersonality or {{Tsundere}} girls.
* Full or half slips.
* Camisoles
* Teddies (not [[TheodoreRoosevelt the president]] or the stuffed bear)
* Gowns (originally considered sleepwear, but are now classified as lingerie)
* White or pink bikini panties for sexy good girls.
* Men in lacy (often pink) panties, usually exposed for comedic purposes or to make them look like perverts via some type of ClothingDamage.
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