A striptease. Depending on the tastefulness of the scene and the point in their career, it can either make or destroy an actor or actress.

Because someone disrobing on camera has a tendency to do that. Can go all the way; use of SceneryCensor and other camera hiding techniques is optional; may be played for comedy or pure weapons-grade FanService.

In the days of VHS rentals, this could cause technical difficulties, as that small section of the tape would get an inordinate amount of wear.

Many scenes like this (especially those that take place in clubs) have the stripper perform to music with a costume (initially) and whatever props the situation calls for.

The trope name comes from the 1972 song "(You Can) Leave Your Hat On" by Music/RandyNewman. Sung by Joe Cocker in the movie ''9½ Weeks'', as well as covered by other singers. Made popular again by Tom Jones's version in ''TheFullMonty''. Made ridiculous by ''{{Film/Troll 2}}''.

If an unwilling subject is ''forced'' to disrobe, it falls rather into ShamefulStrip.

See also BestKnownForTheFanservice. [[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do]] with PleaseKeepYourHatOn, despite being extremely similar in name.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has an interesting variation on this. The girls go with Negi to Konoka's temple complex, and they create a bunch of magical decoys to take the girls' place so no-one will notice their absence. The clones then decide to do a striptease act for some reason. Surprisingly, it hasn't caused too much trouble (at least not compared to the release of the [[SealedEvilInACan really big demon]] in the meantime).
* ''Anime/DominionTankPolice'': In the first OVA, the [[CatGirl Puma sisters]] perform a mirror striptease out of their {{Naughty Nurse Outfit}}s to [[ShowSomeLeg distract the police troops]] coming to apprehend them. [[AllMenArePerverts It works.]]
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' uses a striptease, complete with pole-dancing, as the TransformationSequence when it goes normally.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''{{Barbarella}}''
* ''SinCity'' has a character who is actually a stripper. In fact, she is sometimes depicted wearing nothing but a hat, invoking this trope to the T.
* Jack Faust has {{Promethea}} strip for him at the start of their sexual encounter/magic lesson.
* ''ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer''. The story is about a stripper and, well, actually involves striptease.
* ''{{ComicBook/Joker}}'' features HarleyQuinn doing a reverse striptease, coming out naked and then putting on her costume.
* Both Sara and Bob's characters end up stripping in an attempt to earn cash to continue the mission in Dave's game in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' #201.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''{{Film/Metropolis}}'' (1927). [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Robot Maria]].
* ''Literature/TheSpyWhoCameInFromTheCold''. NippleAndDimed, but leaving you wondering how the BBFC gave it a PG rating.
* ''9½ Weeks'', memorably. Even the many US and UK critics who hated the film loved the scene.
* ''Film/TrueLies'' - Helen thinks she is a spy pretending to be a prostitute. Her "client" is really her husband and he asks her to perform a striptease for him.
* ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' features SalmaHayek bouncing around to "Candy Girl". The scene is mesmerizing.
* Rita Hayworth removes her gloves in ''{{Gilda}}'' (they're one of [[OperaGloves those long ones]]), 1946 being the era of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode. Her character ends up becoming one of the best known FemmeFatale characters in history. In-story, she would've gone further, but was stopped by her jealous husband.
** And she does the Dance of the Seven Veils in ''Salome'' (1953).
* ''{{Film/Troll 2}}'', which even used the trope naming song. And some corn.
* ''{{Film/Watchmen}}'', and in some circles the scene has been not-so-affectionately dubbed "the porn scene".
* Creator/SophiaLoren has a great one in Vittorio De Sica's ''Ieri, oggi, domani'' (''Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow'').
* ''{{Film/Striptease}}''. It's not actually about a stripclub, but just about 1/4 of the movie is spend watching one of the girls in the club -- usualy the main character -- strip.
* The opening scene of ''BarbWire''.
* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421974/ Les Chevaliers du ciel]]'' features a strip-tease atop a gorgeous [[CoolPlane Vought F4U corsair]].
* In ''WorkingGirl'', Tess comes upon Mick knocking boots with [[NippleAndDimed Doreen Dimucci]], both naked and yet figleafed. It's less than two seconds though.
* ''Film/{{Showgirls}}'', of course.
* Creator/JaneFonda taking off her spacesuit in zero gravity constitutes the entire opening credits sequence of the movie version of the aforementioned ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''.
* Creator/WoodyAllen's ''What's Up, Tiger Lily?'' has a woman doing a striptease over the end credits, as Allen lounges on a couch eating an apple -- at the end he turns to us and says "I told her I'd get her in the picture... somewhere." The movie itself begins in a strip club, where one man remarks of the stripper "I liked her better in ''TheSoundOfMusic''."
* In ''CoyoteUgly'', Violet slowly strips for her boyfriend Kevin as part of an explanation of how she feels when she tries to perform on-stage. Kevin also performs a partial striptease during a BachelorAuction, but only gets as far as removing his shirt and is in the process of removing his pants when the auction is called to an end.
* ''Takin' It Off'' and ''Takin' It All Off'' with Kitten Natividad are all about this trope.
* ''Party Plane'' is about stewardesses doubling as in-flight strippers.
* Any movie by Ed Hansen is this trope, really.
* Xuxa's character does a strip dressed as a teddy bear in ''Amor Estranho Amor''.
* In ''Hasta El Viento Tiene Miedo'', Norma Lazareno's character (Kitty) does a strip for the other girls before seeing the ghost. The 2007 remake goes a bit further to topless nudity.
* In ''Private Lessons'', Sylvia Kristel's character strips for Philip, the young main protagonist.
* In ''Sabato Italiano'', Francesca Neri's character (Marina) is hired by a group of boys to perform a strip for them.
* In ''Flodders 2'', Kees (Tatjana Simic) performs a strip wearing a traditional dutch outfit.
* ''Plucking the Daisy'', one of Creator/BrigitteBardot's first movies, has her performing in an amateur strip contest to earn money to pay for a rare book she mistakenly sold. It's mostly tease but the strip performed by the contestant just before her (in the uncensored version) goes all the way to full nudity.
** Another of Brigitte Bardot's movies, ''Film/VivaMaria'', has her and her companion inadvertently inventing striptease while performing in Mexico.
* In the Canadian movie ''Le Party'', Alexandra (Charlotte Laurier) performs a full strip for the prisoners in jail.
* In ''Doctor in Trouble'', Dawn (Janet Mahoney) performs a strip for the passengers on a cruise ship.
* In ''Film/VarsityBlues'', the boys go to a strip club and are suprised to find out the performing stripper in none other than their Sex-Ed teacher, Miss Davis (Tonie Perensky).
* In ''How to Beat the High Co$t of Living'', Elaine (Jane Curtin) performs an impromptu striptease to distract the crowd and security from the ongoing heist.
* In ''Delusions of Grandeur'', Alice Sapritch's character performs a strip after one of the main protagonists mistakenly declares his love for her.
* ''The Nude Set'' has an interrupted strip by the main protagonist, Sophie (Agnes Laurent), a strip by a cancan dancer earlier in the movie, a strip dice act, and a few more.
* In ''Nashville'', Gwen Welles does a strip after failing to impress the audience with her singing.
* In ''One Night Only'', Chantale Perron's character performs a strip at the party.
* In ''Vive les femmes!'', Viviane (Catherine Leprince) does a strip on top of the table at the New Year's dinner party.
* In ''Prunelle Blues'', the eponymous Prunelle (Valerie Steffen) does a strip on stage at the very beginning of the movie.
* ''Film/EscapeToAthena'' (1979). The POW's put on a variety act for their German guards, the climax of which is a strip show by an interned female USO performer. While the Germans are busy leering over her performance, the Greek Resistance sneak up and take them all prisoner.
* ''Sunset Strip'' (1993), as the name suggests, has many strip acts throughout.
* In ''The Playbirds'' (1978), Penny Spencer and Mary Millington's characters must perform a strip to qualify for an undercover job.
* In ''Blaze'' (1989), the title character played by Lolita Davidovich performs a few burlesque stripteases.
* In the ''Film/HouseOfWax2005'' remake, ParisHilton does this for her boyfriend...right before she's planning to tell him she's pregnant. Well played, Paris.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In Carl Hiaasen's most famous novel, ''Strip Tease'', Erin is a stripper and he describes her stripping fairly graphically at times. Much like bowling in ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', however, stripping is incidental to the plot of the book, only used as a setting and occasionally a source of the action.
* ''1001 Tales of Literature/ArabianNights'' has one particularly rowdy tale where three gorgeous sisters pick up a porter, get ridiculously drunk and then each strip in succession for the porter, who then returns the favor. [[BestKnownForTheFanservice Can't remember any of the other 1000 nights....]]
* ''{{Spellsinger}}'' features a [[TalkingAnimal stoat]] performing an elaborate exotic dance in a bar. The human hero Jon-Tom is horrified to find himself attracted to her, as he's not used to anthropomorphs.
* ''{{Literature/Otherland}}'' features a BrainBleach FetishRetardant subversion in a [[MetaVerse virtual]] strip club catering to, shall we say, a more perverted clientele. The girl disrobing for the slavering customers isn't taking off her clothes, but her ''skin''.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''{{Series/Baywatch}}'' has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7LunVRTcUk scene with Carmen Electra]]. Guess what song she used for the striptease?
* ''{{Series/House}}''. To wit: in order to remember a diagnosis after a commotion-induced amnesia, House goes on a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind, where he meets a mental image of [[HospitalHottie Cuddy]]. Given that this is [[DrJerk Dr.]] [[MagnificentBastard House]], she is quickly given a [[InstantCosplaySurprise costume switch]] into a SexySchoolwoman outfit and strips while helping with said diagnosis. It's more of a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], though, since she stops after he starts to lose focus. She then [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the whole thing by saying that he'd rather be diagnosing than indulging in fantasy. He then [[TakeAThirdOption takes a third option.]]
* ''Series/MadMen'' -- twice (NippleAndDimed, both times).
* In ''{{Series/Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', Head!Six disrobes while walking up the stairs to Baltar's head!bedroom.
* Helga in ''Series/AlloAllo'' has used this tactic several times to distract people. Amusingly, she only goes down to her attractive but complicated undergarments and bustier.
* In ''Britain's Got Talent'', a 35-year-old lady stripped down to nipple tassels and a basque. One fell off, resulting in ITV pixellating the breasts with two Union Jacks. She did not get klaxoned by anyone and got three yes votes. She also got 39 complaints sent to Ofcom for inappropiateness (it was aired just after the {{Watershed}}, but the show had started at 7.45pm). No ruling has been made as yet.
* Lois Lane, on ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', undercover while GoingForTheBigScoop. Although that was not "stripping", but a BikiniBar. (She could have at least taken her hat ''off''...)
* In two different episodes of ''Cleopatra 2525'', with the emphasis on "tease" in both cases.
* In the ''{{Series/Friends}}'' episode "The One with the Stripper", Monica hires a stripper for Chandler (because he didn't have a bachelor party), but she turns out to be a prostitute. Eventually, Monica herself does a somewhat awkward striptease for him (but we don't see much of that).
* Holly J, to show her appreciation for current friend with benefits Sav, gives him a little show. However, ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' is still a teen drama on during primetime she didn't go too far. She still ended up in a wonderfully fitting red cocktail dress [[LettingHerHairDown with her hair down]].
* On ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', Cristina "comforts" an injured Burke with a striptease... only for [[SorryToInterrupt his parents to walk in]]. Later, Mrs. Burke overhears Cristina referring to Bailey as "[[IronicNickname The Nazi]]" and gives her a dressing-down for it, causing Cristina to conclude [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs "She thinks I'm a stripper. And a racist! She thinks I'm a racist stripper!"]]
* Happens occasionally on ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' movies, but notably, almost any time a woman removes clothes for any reason, Mike/Joel and the Bots treat it like a strip tease.
-->'''Servo:''' ''(as saxophone plays)'' Taaaaaaking off clothes music!
* In season one of ''TheWire'', the Barksdale organization's main base of operations was a strip club called Orlando's, so there were a great many scenes with background shots of strippers and dancers (many of whom were actual employees of the strip club they used for the location, according to creator David Simon). Supporting character Shardene Innes was a stripper who worked at the club, who we see performing once, disrobing to the waist.
* The late 80s/early 90s Italian game show ''Colpo Grosso'' (and its German version, ''Tutti Frutti'') is all about this trope, with professional strippers and contestants performing stripteases in the course of the game.
* In an episode of the first season of French-Canadian sitcom ''[[http://www.tou.tv/du-tac-au-tac/S01E04 Du Tac au Tac]]'', set in a talent agency (circa 1976), a stripper they want to hire performs her routine but is interrupted and hides when some mobsters come looking for her. Genevieve (France Castel), an employee who was against the whole thing, is then forced to do a strip to try to convince the mobsters she was the one the striptease music was playing for.
* The Spanish TV show ''Cronicas Marcianas'' used to have Susana Reche performing a striptease at the end of the show.
* Another Spanish TV show, ''Condicion Feminina'', had strip shows by Daniela Blume.
* There is also the game show ''Strip-Poker'' as the name implies.
* The French show ''Wiz qui peut'' had striptease acts the live audience would vote on.
* Also from France, the ''Narcisso Show'' had a female participant who would sing and strip.
* In one episode of German comedy ''Zwei Himlische Töchter'', Kikki (Ingrid Steeger) [[ItMakesSenseinContext does a strip to coax a bull into boarding an airplane]].
* Played with on ''Series/TheKingOfQueens''. Carrie takes a pole-dancing class and when she tries to demonstrate her new skill for Doug, she is terrible. In the next scene, Doug shows her how to do it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGzxjSBm39E properly]].
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[[folder:Music]]
* The whole subject of Tom Waits' "Pasties and a G-String".
* Deconstructed in A Perfect Circle's ''Magdalena'', where a man becomes so obsessed with a stripper he uses religious imagery to describe her as a "Magdalena" (aka Mary Magdalene) and a "moving temple".
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[[folder:Music Videos]]
* Creator/LivTyler has a striptease scene in the {{Music/Aerosmith}} video for "Crazy". Somewhat {{squick}}y in that it's the lead singer's daughter and all.
* Music/KylieMinogue's video to "Put Yourself in My Place". She starts off floating around wearing a spacesuit...
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[[folder:Myths & Religions]]
* This one even appears in the {{Fanon}} of '''Literature/TheBible'''.
** The relevant part of the Gospels merely state that Herodias' daughter "danced" and got the head of John the Baptist. The fanon (specifically OscarWilde's ''{{Theatre/Salome}}'') has it as something called "The Dance of the Seven Veils", where she wears precisely seven veils over her body and removes all seven of them.
** A non-fiction book about the Second World War mentions in passing that dramatisations of Bible stories were popular at the time, some, this one for example, moreso than others.
** Simlarly in the book of Esther the Persian king summonned his queen Vashti "wearing her royal crown, in order to display her beauty to the people and nobles, for she was lovely to look at" (which she refused to do, and he banished her for it). This has been interpreted by some to mean "wearing ''only'' her crown".
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* At ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} Hardcore Heaven 96'', June 22, 1996, the ring had been damaged during the "Weapons Match" between Wrestling/TommyDreamer and [[Characters/{{ECW}} Brian Lee]]. In order to give the crew some time to fix it for the Sabu vs. Rob Van Dam match, Wrestling/PaulHeyman sent [[Characters/{{ECW}} Kimona Wanalaya]], who Wrestling/{{Raven}} had found working ''at'' a strip club where he had a side gig as DJ, up to the stage to do a strip dance wearing only a teddy and a towel. Heyman told her it wouldn't be taped - and then he taped it and released it on the Extreme Warfare Volume 2 VHS tape. She left ECW after that.
* Wrestling/JeffJarrett lost a match and as a result, his valet [[Characters/WWEDivas Debra]] had to strip. She was initially embarrassed but got into the groove and started to enjoy it.
* Randy Orton held a contest of this when he hosted Raw for one week. Featuring [[Characters/WWEDivas Maria Kanellis]], [[Wrestling/{{Melina}} Melina Perez]], Christy Hemme, [[Characters/WWEDivas Candice Michelle]] and Wrestling/StacyKeibler. The last one became his onscreen girlfriend for a few months after this.
* Rayna Von Tosh of ''Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}'' played this up as her gimmick was a burlesque dancer. As it's a family friendly show, all she did was remove her OperaGloves...and yet still got massive pops from the crowd.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* "Whatever Lola Wants" in ''Theatre/DamnYankees''. Amazingly, Joe decides to IgnoreTheFanservice.
* ''Theatre/{{Gypsy}}'' shows Louise introducing her act to a burlesque joint and gradually metamorphosing into Gypsy Rose Lee.
* "Ah, But Underneath" in ''Follies'' (used in some productions to replace "The Story of Lucy and Jessie").
* The dance of the seven veils in ''{{Theatre/Salome}}''. In some productions, it goes all the way to full nudity.
* "Take Back Your Mink" in ''GuysAndDolls'', in which the [[ChorusGirls Hot Box Dolls]] observe no distinction between "take back" and "take off."
** Well, if the guy who gave it to her is supposed to take it back, she's pretty much got to take it off, right? The song also either has a double entendre, or it's a case of [[TimeMarchesOn Slang Marches On]], as they sing "I may be flat [broke], but I'm not as flat as all that." By that point in the song, the audience should have no remaining doubts as to their flatness or lack thereof.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* When you visit Votowne a second time in ''{{VideoGame/Anachronox}}'', a reporter wants to schedule an interview with you, complete with a photoshoot. If the active member is Stiletto, he'll point out that he wants her to wear her beret for the shoot... and ''only'' her beret. If you have an other character active, the line is changed to include some other item that person wears, such as Sly's trenchcoat or Paco's cape.
* There is a rather entertaining scene in ''ADanceWithRogues'', in which the character can make a show of it while stripping for a minor character who won't help her unless she pays him or screws him. If you make a show of it, he "goes off" prematurely and performs the teleport you wanted him to in a fit of rage.
* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'': [[spoiler:Madison is held at gunpoint and forced to strip tease for a skeezy nightclub owner.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', Rise's shadow ''kind of'' does this. She forgoes stripping in favor of turning into a psychedelic pole-dancing monster with a satellite for a head and attacking your party, but her dungeon is even called "Marukyu Strip Tease." [[ItMakesSenseInContext (It makes sense in context, we swear.)]]
* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', when [[MsFanservice Jade]] wins a match without successfully performing a Fatality, she doesn't actually take her clothes off (although, by then they're usually half torn to shreds anyway) but she does suggest a striptease by using her staff to do a ''pole dance'' while [[ThirdPersonSeductress smiling suggestively at the player.]]
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': This trope was referenced in the background of the Jäger Bar in Mechanicsburg, where the Jäger [[spoiler: impersonator]] girls are seen dancing on-stage without their trousers on, singing "But I've still got my hat!" This is a bit culturally significant, due to the [[NiceHat importance of hats in Jäger culture.]]
* The Web page for the ''[[http://ansuz.sooke.bc.ca/bonobo-conspiracy/ Bonobo Conspiracy]]'' featured a "Site Traffic Strip-O-Meter". The more traffic the site received, the more clothes the cute girl removes, as explained in [[http://ansuz.sooke.bc.ca/creative/bonobo-conspiracy.php#stripometer the FAQ]].
* ''{{Webcomic/Flipside}}'': When Maytag has sex with one guy she does this.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* The Web newscast ''[[http://www.nakednews.com/ Naked News]]'' has stripping news anchors.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Stripperella}}''. 'Nuff said.
* ''Fablio le Magicien'', an old animated series illustrating La Fontaine's tales (adapted from Aesop's) with anthropomorphic animals, had two episodes featuring a striptease (one by a female rat and one by a female bird).
* ''Il giro del mondo degli innamorati di Peynet'' has a striptease performed by a girl in a series a psychedelic images accompanying a song, in the scene set in Britain.
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!!Males

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Mercilessly teased in ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'' with Sōsuke. Due to losing a bet he made with a CampGay trio from the music club, he ended up having to keep his end of the promise and swim naked in a lake while they watch. He slowly unbuttons his uniform and starts slipping his jacket off his shoulders. And despite the fact that he was, in no way doing it sensually (in fact, his whole attitude is pretty much trying to get it over with), coupled with how he didn't even get that far into it, the whole scene still seemed something that would ''definitely'' whet the appetite of fangirls (or [[EvenTheGuysWantHim fanboys]]). For Sôsuke, him publicly stripping is about as [[ChasteHero erotic as you can get him]]. Kaname's intervention was something of a MomentKiller, unfortunately.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' turns this into a character trait for resident MrExposition[=/=][[MrFanservice Fanservice]], Aikuro Mikisugi, as the man is incapable of delivering exposition without accompanying it with a striptease.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
Both Sara and Bob's characters end up stripping in an attempt to earn cash to continue the mission in Dave's game in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' #201.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[http://neoyi.deviantart.com/art/Only-a-Hat-91151950 THIS]] ''FanFic/ChessPiece'', which is called "Only a Hat"... and has Vlad wearing... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin only a hat]].
* What with all the sexy men, sexy hats, and sexy men wearing sexy hats, this was inevitable in the Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses KinkMeme [[http://taekarado.livejournal.com/21601.html?thread=402529#t402529 wasn't it?]] It's also quite common in fics for [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] to ALWAYS keep his hat on.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''TheFullMonty'': It's also, in a way, ''about'' this trope -- the plot concerns a group of poor men who decide to do what no other male strip act does and "go the full monty", i.e. full-frontal nudity. It's a comedy, BTW. In fact, the last scene of the movie is ''set'' to "(You Can) Leave Your Hat On". And the final piece of clothing they toss off, to go the "full monty" is naturally, their hats.
* In ''Film/TheTransporter 3'', Valentina makes Frank do one of these in exchange for his car keys.
* In ''{{Bollywood/Dostana}}'', Kunal (John Abraham) strips down to his underwear. In a cab. In front of Sam (Abhishek Bachchan) who nervously steals glances at him.
* Jay in ''{{Clerks II}}'' strips while imitating [[SilenceOfTheLambs Buffalo Bill]]'s "Goodbye Horses" dance in front of the Mooby's restaurant out of boredom, complete with suggestive chapstick use.
* ''PenniesFromHeaven'' has a ChristopherWalken striptease. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7rseCwM9mU Must be seen to be believed.]]
* ''13 Going On 30'' - Jenna's future boyfriend does one for her. She's more squicked out as she's only thirteen years old in her mind.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' books occasionally go into detailed and often lengthy descriptions of ''male'' strip acts. Given the number of professional strippers in Anita's harem, it's surprising how well she manages to avoid more of these. (The female strippers Anita encounters are almost invariably [[DisposableSexWorker disposable sex workers]] who've already been disposed of.)
* Invoked a couple of times in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series. A wizard's costume is his robes and his pointy hat. Various wizards (always and exclusively male, with one exception in ''Discworld/EqualRites'' who's never heard from again after that book) seem to feel that in very pressing circumstances the robes may be optional, but the hat ''never''. In a bit of a lampshading, it's pointed out that they don't have to wear the hat on their ''heads'', necessarily.
** Usually used humorously, as the wizards are ''not'' the kind of people you'd want to see wearing only hats.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketches "Taking Your Clothes Off in Public" and "Secretary of State" have male stripteases, both performed by Terry Jones. In the second, he plays the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs, who twirls his nipple tassels while making a political speech, and is followed by a belly-dancing Graham Chapman (as the Minister of Pensions and Social Security).
* In the season 2 premiere of ''AshesToAshes'', [[spoiler:Chris enjoys watching ladies strip off in a Soho nightclub. His girlfriend Shaz is rather annoyed at this. To make it up to her, seemingly on Alex's suggestion, he puts on a police uniform of the time and does the Full Monty, to Gene and Ray's huge bemusement. Not, however, having rip-off trousers, when he moves over to kiss Shaz after dropping his Y-fronts, he trips over the trousers around his ankles]].
* On an episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' parodying ''TheFullMonty'', Drew and the boys form a strip act in order to earn enough money to replace a dog they accidentally had neutered. (ItMakesSenseInContext.) Lampshaded when the show ends and Drew [[NoFourthWall gives the money to the audience]], and the guys from ''The Full Monty'' are there. "Sorry you had to see me naked... sorry you had to see me naked... hey, I saw ''you'' guys naked and I didn't get anything out of it!" He then takes back the money he gave them.
* In the ''{{Series/Friends}}'' episode "The One Where the Stripper Cries", Monica and Rachel hire a male stripper for Phoebe's bachelorette party, but he isn't exactly what they expected (he's played by Danny [=DeVito=]).
* Well, ''The Full Monty'' certainly makes the rounds. In ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'', one of the parish talent shows features Jim (Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, no) doing the full monty dance and (apparently) ending up naked (at least from the back).
* Mocked several times on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. Once with a sketch that had Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley as the final contestants to join the Chippendale's dance troupe.
* ''{{Series/Castle}}'', as a cop show, was pretty much guaranteed to have a Strip Club Episode sooner or later. None of the main cast actually stripped (although Detective Ryan was encouraged to audition), but there were a lot of professionals. Including Hans von Manschaft.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/YoshikiHayashi of Music/XJapan does this at least four times: his NUDE photobook, the Standing Sex and Longing commercials, and a set of fliers passed out for Yoshiki Mobile at the 2008 concerts....
* Angus Young of {{Music/ACDC}} always strips down to [[ComedicUnderwearExposure his underwear]] in concerts.
* Robbie Williams goes far beyond the skin in "Rock DJ", finishing up as nothing more than a dancing ''skeleton''. The naughty bits are blurred, but not very much.
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[[folder:Myths and Religions]]
* According to Bible fanon, King David himself is so overcome with joy at the recapture of the Ark of the Covenant and its return to Jerusalem that he is moved to do a Chippendale in the street, to strip down to his royal loincloth and dance for joy -- an action that earns him the Queen's reproof and criticism.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* ''The Full Monty'' is also a Broadway musical. Yes. Being a Broadway musical (that is to say, live theater), if, say, the lights should malfunction during even ''one'' show, then the audience might see what it's not supposed to. Worse yet, should an actor feel a little cheeky (no pun intended. Well, maybe a little) during a performance and jump ahead of the light cues, the audience gets more than they bargained for. Or less, depending on the actor in question.
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* [[MemeticMutation Most famously]], ''Webcomic/HarkAVagrant'' did a short ''PrideAndPrejudice'' send-up comic, ''[[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=120 Ooh Mister Darcy]]'', wherein Mr. Darcy states "I will leave my cravat on". This comic has been [[MemeticMutation remade constantly]] with characters from various other fandoms, declaring which item of clothing they will leave on.
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* In the VicMignogna's ''Real Fans of Genius'', this is inverted in the YaoiFangirl tribute: the hat will come off, but ''nothing'' else.
* In a DVD extra, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic stripteases out of a soaking wet {{Film/Ghostbusters}} uniform while Rob (Doug's brother) films it and hums stripper music.
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' a boomerang changes everyone's personalities to their near-polar opposites. When Edd gets hit, he suddenly becomes something of a stripper (though really he seems to just be complaining about heat and he has no nudity taboo). The only thing he has on by the end of the episode is his hat.
* Happens to [[Disney/TheJungleBook Baloo]] in the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "Vowel Play".
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