Streaking is, as defined by Oxford Dictionaries, as "informal run naked in a public place so as to shock or amuse others." This trope has made an appearance in many forms of media since its popularity boom in the early 1970s and has continued to be an ongoing, though uncommon, phenomenon in modern society.
Streaking can be separated into two types:
* '''Type 1 Streaking''' involves complete nudity, although footwear is acceptable.
* '''Type 2 Streaking''' involves minimal coverage, for males this usually consists of nothing more than sparse undergarments while females may be allowed to have coverage for their breasts.

'''[[DontTryThisAtHome Don't try Type 1 in real life, particularly in public.]]''' The resulting charges can range from public indecency to second degree sexual assault, especially if children are nearby, and there's nothing like spending the rest of your natural life on a registered sex offender list.

* InvisibleStreaker


* Bastion from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' performs a streak across the school after having an epiphany.
* Most of Suehirogari's ero-mangas always feature women streaking.

* Will Ferrell invokes this trope after [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy heavy drinking]] in ''Film/OldSchool''.
* In the teen drama ''Triple Dog'', a character is dared to streak. She does so while being [[ItMakesSenseInContext filmed by the girls that dared her to do so]].

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* "Streaking" is title of the third episode of the first season of ''Series/That70sShow'', in the episode the male members of the gang conspire to streak wearing Richard Nixon masks while at a press conference featuring President UsefulNotes/GeraldFord. The plan goes south when the guys notice several security officers with several vicious looking guard dogs causing them to chicken out; however Eric notices his father having trouble while asking his question to President Ford prompting Eric to drop his cover and pull through with the act, prompting Red to comically question Ford as to how he could pardon UsefulNotes/RichardNixon.
* On an episode of ''Series/ThreesCompany'', Janet and Chrissy ask Jack to bake a cake for a party they're having. During the episode, Jack thinks the girls are planning to kick him out of the apartment so [[ThePeteBest their old roommate, Eleanor]], can move back in. Among the things he and Larry plan to do to sabotage the party is to go streaking through. Only Larry winds up going through with it, as Jack finds out the party was for him, for getting an A on his recent cooking exam.
* In the pilot episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap'', Sam fills out the reason he was kicked out of his first college: Streaking. Since he is answering the question in the early 1950's, the doctors at NASA have no idea what that is.
* This was done on an episode of ''Flash Forward''.
* Happened quite famously at the 1974 UsefulNotes/{{AcademyAwards|Ceremonies}}, where actor David Niven's speech before delivering the award was interrupted by a man streaking behind him.
-->'''David Niven:''' ''(recovering)'' Well, ladies and gentlemen that erm... That was almost bound to happen. But isn't it fascinating to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings?

* "The Streak" by Music/RayStevens is about a reporter covering the appearance of a streaker at a number of public events.

* As a more serious example from Literature/TheBible, God had Isaiah go about his business three years without clothes as a sign against Egypt and Ethiopia, that the king of Assyria will lead them away into captivity bare-naked.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Streaking is a diversion in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' and ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV''. In all three cases cases the player must strip down to the point where both censor bars would activate on a female character (by which no clothing should cover the torso area).
* Streaking was added as an option in ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' in the University expansion pack, and in ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' in the University Life expansion pack.
* ''Streaking'' is the English title of a Japanese arcade game of the early 1980s, one of many clones of ''VideoGame/PacMan''. The player controls a woman who is pursued by four male police officers with handcuffs. The woman is initially nude, but her GraphicsInducedSuperDeformed sprite changes as she collects clothing.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* "WesternAnimation/DanVS": Dan gets accused of being this after his bat suit burned off when he was seeking revenge on baseball.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': Jimmy invokes this trope while being hazed while attending college on episode 64.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'': Daffy and Porky go streaking while on Spring Break in Mexico during "The Black Widow". After first attracting no attention at all, they point out to the locals that they are naked, and promptly get arrested.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E12TheWayWeWas The Way We Was]]" showed that Barney Gumble streaked through Homer and Marge's high school prom.