* AssPull: Gainax almost goes into full self-aware parody mode when Stocking [[spoiler:dices Panty and reveals that she's a demon]] with only twenty seconds left of the final episode.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt So awesome that it got its own page.]]
* BizarroEpisode: Episode 10. Big time.
* BrokenBase:
** Panty or Stocking? Most would go for the latter, but the former isn't all that unpopular either. [[TakeAThirdOption Of course, there are also those who choose both.]]
** An arguably worse one is: Panty and Stocking ''or'' Scanty and Kneesocks. You can't choose both duos, just one!
* CrackPairing: Garter/[[spoiler:Chuck]] as a BDSM pair in Episode 11.
* CrossOverShipping:
** Panty is sometimes shipped with either [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Pit]], [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Duncan]], [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Tamaki]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ichigo]], or [[Manga/BlackButler Sebastian]]. Nah, screw that, if you know her, [[ReallyGetsAround anything goes with Panty]].
** Speaking of the latter, there's also [[OT3 Sebastian/Panty/Stocking]]. Sure this BattleButler is quite TheCasanova.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Words cannot describe.
* DieForOurShip: Panty for Brief/anyone else.
* EarWorm:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwiZ6oZgAjo FLY AWAY NOW! FLY AWAY NOW! FLY AWAAAAAAY!]]. The full version from the OST is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZRzVIhBBQg here]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZRo8Z1Ser8 Panty-Stocking! Panty Panty Stocking Ooh~!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH33E6cL1oA Clap your hands! Clap your hands! Clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap your hands!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbhAaDdQFY0 Heaven, please sing for me a song of life...]] The full version from the OST is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmmqBAwxG-0 here]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KN0_-HgWNo Anarchy! Everyone wants to be me!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekiIDieNMUQ Fuck you, bitch!!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g8QkkwBI-U I want yo~ou to make believe it's the first ti~ime...]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwZSzlk4JHA RRRRRRRRRRRRURU]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EIB_qRbaoE CHOCOLAT CHOCOLAT~]]
** [[IntentionallyAwkwardTitle Technodildo.]]
** Yeah, you could go with pretty much any song on the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3q5JrrHj2s soundtrack]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Scanty and Kneesocks, given how quickly high quality fanart was produced for them after the episode they were introduced aired.
*** This also applies in-universe. They quickly win-over the school, and in "If The Angels Wore Swimsuits", there's a lot more bets for them winning the volleyball match than the angels.
** Also, Brief surprisingly for the same reason. The bunny outfit might have helped. [[spoiler: And putting his bangs up ''definitely'' helped.]]
** Amongst each sisterly pair, Stocking and Kneesocks seem to be more popular than Panty and Scanty. This probably has to due with Stocking and Kneesocks having [[ZettaiRyouiki more]] [[ElegantGothicLolita moe]] [[LuminescentBlush traits]] than the other two.
** And also, Panty and Stocking in their alternate outfits. PlayboyBunny? Check. NaughtyNurseOutfit? Check. StockingFiller? Of course! WhoWearsShortShorts Panty. CostumePorn? Definitely. WalkingSwimsuitScene? In spades. FrenchMaidOutfit? Both for Panty and Stocking. Sexy cop outfit? Oh fuck yes!!!
** For fanart, circulating on Deviantart there are two movie posters of ''Panty & Stocking'', both of which are created using official art as base, complete with the staff, actors (as examples, Jennifer Lawrence as Panty and Nina Dobrev as Stocking), and even a full fledged-out soundtrack. Who knows, maybe a ''Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt'' movie adaptation is near?
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory:Look at the GainaxEnding, now look at how [[Main/EgyptianMythology Set killed Osiris]]. You will find a couple of simularities.
* EvilIsSexy: Scanty and Kneesocks, especially during their TransformationSequence. And, probably, Corset. [[spoiler:Or so everybody thought. Actually, Corset is the walking definition of FanDisservice.]]
* FanDiscontinuity: One way some people deal with the obligatory [[TheStinger post-credits]] GainaxEnding is to disregard it altogether, treating final scene before the end credits as the true ending since they give some amount of closure to events that took place in the past few episodes.
* FanPreferredCouple: Brief/Stocking, [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight despite having almost no interactions.]] And also, [[OT3 Brief/Panty/Stocking.]]
* FanVid: Also a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr75PxkFOq4 this is the link]] to a very popular FanVid of ''Panty & Stocking'', set to "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" by MyChemicalRomance. Incredibly enough, [[FridgeBrilliance most of the song's lyrics can be associated to the show!]]
* FauxSymbolism: The [[GainaxEnding ending]]. Two of God's creatures, [[spoiler:one of whom kills her sibling]]. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cain_and_Abel Does this remind you of anything?]]
* FriendlyFandoms: There's a 99.9% chance that a ''Panty & Stocking'' fan is also a ''Anime/KillLaKill'' fan or a ''Manga/BlackButler''[[note]]...Of all manga and anime ever made.[[/note]] fan.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The show has been gotten tons of coverage in the United States, [[BrokenBase either being liked or not.]] In Japan, the show originally sold only about 2,000 copies for the first volume and was beaten by anime like ''VisualNovel/YosugaNoSora'' and ''[[LightNovel/HyakkaRyouranSamuraiGirls Samurai Girls]]'' ([[VindicatedByHistory but did eventually gain a lot of popularity]] and generated a huge amount of {{doujin}}s, {{cosplay}} and {{fanart}}).
* GrowingTheBeard: In the two episodes up to the (''sadistic'') {{Cliffhanger}} finale.
* HarsherInHindsight: The OST of the series features a cover art oddly showing the TransformationSequence versions of Panty and Stocking given the same red color as the Daemon Sisters. On one hand, it appears to simply be a stylistic choice, or even a visual cue to their rather non-angelic behavior in the series. [[spoiler:Then Stocking turns out to be a demon the whole time.]] May also double as {{Foreshadowing}}.
** On that note, one of the ''Sanitarybox'' shorts deals with Panty cutting all of Stocking's hair off in a taunting manner after she spits gum in it. Stocking retaliates by [[DisproportionateRetribution using said scissors to brutally cut up Panty]], befitting the darkly humorous style of the series. [[spoiler:At the series' end, Stocking cuts up Panty in a considerably more gruesome fashion, after revealing herself to be a demon.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: In the dub of "Les Diaboliques", Panty makes a comment along the lines of "Well fuck me in the keyhole" in response to the revelation of Scanty and Kneesocks' demonic nature. [[spoiler:In the end, it's revealed that Brief's penis is the key to open Hell and during the final episode, Brief finally has sex with her.]]
** In "...Of the Dead", Panty and Stocking fight and kill several zombies with repurposed sex toys, including a weird oversized dildo within a leafblower/chainsaw base. Then we have ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' which has the option of attacking zombies with "massagers". It gets even funnier in ''Off the Record'' in that one of the new Combo Weapons Frank can make is a leaf blower that shoots "massagers" and looks reminiscent of Panty's weapon in-episode.
** Panty and Stocking join the police in "...of the Dead". Their badges read {{Film/RIPD}}.
* {{HSQ}}: Going up to at ''the very least'' a thousand, or [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale even off the charts]] as the stuff going on in the show is truly [[WidgetSeries mind-boggling]].
* HypeAversion: There are those who will never even give the show a chance ''because'' of the constant praise of what they only see as {{Hentai}}, as well as those who tried it due to the praise and still didn't like it.
* LoveItOrHateIt: The show has an excellent artstyle, top notch animation and spectacular fight scenes, but the crude humor, excessive swearing, and {{Jerkass}} characters make it divisive.
* MagnificentBastard: Corset.
* MemeticBadass: Panty and Stocking will kick your ass as long as they don't argue.
** One word which should speak for itself: '''''GARTERBELT.'''''
* MemeticMutation:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZRzVIhBBQg FLY AWAY NOW, FLY AWAY NOW, FLY AWAAAAAY]]
** Rule=[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwZSzlk4JHA "RRRRRRRRRRRUUUUUUUUULLUUUUU"]]
** --tte oi! [[GratuitousEnglish WAT DA FAK!?]]
** DIETO!?
** '''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KN0_-HgWNo AAAAAANAAARCHYYYYYYYY]]'''''
** GOD MY OH!
** [[GainaxEnding GAINAX RUINED CHRISTMAS!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV355XE6ylQ "Fly]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP43vtEc2Zs&feature=related Away"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAZrrRG9m8s&feature=related goes]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASOHCJ9FO-E with]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnoUrSqOzBY&feature=related everything.]]''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNTk-nhC8_E "Beverly Hills Cock"]] got turned into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIox9KB4L0c this.]]
* MemeticMolester: Corset.
* MemeticSexGod: Let's just say after Episode 12, many, many people have made [[spoiler:Brief]] this.
** Panty and Stocking. Everybody - and we say [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer EVERYBODY]], and yes, [[BreakingTheFourthWall that means you too]] - has dreamt at least once to have a [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench ménage à trois]] with them.
** Scanty and Kneesocks. It's pretty much the same story as with Panty and Stocking.
* NauseaFuel: In "The Buzz of the Beehive", it's implied that Panty does not know what a condom is. You have to wonder, with as much sex as she has on a daily basis (and her seemingly non-existent standards) that she would be a veritable cesspool of venereal disease...however, according to WordOfGod, "angels don't get fat, grow old or get sick". If the girls don't return to Heaven they'll [[BroughtDownToNormal become humans]] and be unable to maintain their lifestyles without some serious side-effects, which explains their motivations.
** Being a GrossoutShow, this series runs on this and {{Squick}}.
* NightmareFuel:
** Briefly seeing Stocking so... bony in "The Diet Syndrome".
** In a case of NightmareFuel meets FunnyAneurysmMoment, the animation style when ghosts explodes can become creepy for those who watched ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' (more specifically, the art style used for the witches). Along similar lines, barring the phallic imagery, the final ghost [[spoiler: Hell's Monkey]], a colossal abomination that spells doom if not destroyed can become much creepier should the viewer start making comparisons with Walpurgis Night.
*** When you look at it, Ghosts are ''eerily'' similar to Witches. Both are [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] that cause problems for humans, [[spoiler:[[AndThenJohnWasAZombie were originally human]]]], and drop items of interest upon death.
** [[spoiler: Corset]] is a pretty creepy individual with a fittingly deranged face, so naturally, the series gets a bit of NightmareFuel just with closeups of his twisted expressions.
** Some of the ''Sanitarybox'' shorts have these qualities, such as the source of "[[{{Squick}} Prickles]]" (which are, [[SchmuckBait if you really want to know]], [[spoiler:[[CrossesTheLineTwice a snack food made from the foreskins of babies]]]]). This also definitely applies to the aftermath of "...Of the Dead" where Brief [[TooDumbToLive attempts to woo]] [[spoiler:Zombie Panty]].
** The Gainax ending, especially how calm and cold [[spoiler: Stocking]] was after [[spoiler: cutting up Panty and revealing that she's a demon]].
* OT3: Brief/Panty/Stocking has its fair share of popularity in the fanbase. Fanarts depicting Panty and Stocking teasing and seducing our good old Geek Boy is not uncommon (even [[{{Rule 34}} overly sexual ones]]) and ''Panty & Stocking'' cosplayers like to do at least one photo based on this OT3.
** And also, the fanboy/Panty/Stocking or the fanboy/Scanty/Kneesocks. How can we forget this? You gotta face it: after watching the show, [[PerverseSexualLust you know you want Panty and Stocking (or Scanty and Kneesocks).]]
* RonTheDeathEater: Panty's worst traits are ramped UpToEleven [[DieForOurShip in any fic where Brief needs to be paired with someone other than her]].
* StrawmanHasAPoint: Most of what Scanty and Kneesocks say about Panty and Stocking is true.
* {{Squick}}:
** The entire "The Runny" episode, but bonus points for the part where Stocking blows a huge snotball from Panty right up Oscar H. Genius' nose. UGH.
** The ''Panty & Stocking in Sanitarybox'' shorts from the Volume 5 release are nasty.
** [[CrossesTheLineTwice Prickles]]. That is all.
* TearJerker:
** Almost the entirety of "Vomiting Point". You can't just sit through watching the poor guy's life without shedding some [[ManlyTears tears]].
** You would hardly expect a legitimate TearJerker from a show like this, but Gainax manages to deliver one in "Ghost: The Phantom of Daten City". [[spoiler: The Ghost that Stocking dated for most of the episode was an amalgamation of the regrets of men who had never discovered love. As soon as he found it by proposing to Stocking, he disappeared from this world, having precious little time to experience said love.]]
* ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs: ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' meets ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' meets ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' on pot.
** Another one is ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' meets ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' at a strip club on acid.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: "Chuck to the Future Part 3", which steps right into {{Mindfuck}} territory.
* UglyCute: The {{Gonk}} version of Stocking. Also Chuck and Fastener to some.
* UncannyValley: "Vomiting Point" features character designs that are... creepy to say the least. They are, of course, interestingly similar to the style of ''Anime/{{Tekkonkinkreet}}''.
** The post-transformation Panty and Stocking dancing around. They resemble herky-jerky photo-puppets. It looks like something out of a [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica witch-barrier]].
* VillainDecay: In "Les Diaboliques", Scanty and Kneesocks are a very real threat? They immediately come down with [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Team Rocketitis]] the next episode, even go so far as to use a PaperThinDisguise for that episode! [[spoiler:They eventually regain their status in "Panty + Brief".]]
* VindicatedByHistory: The show at first horribly failed in Japan. But, as of late, thanks partially to [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff the HUMONGOUS popularity the show enjoyed in the States]], it is now rather popular in the Land of the Rising Sun, too. That's probably thanks to strong advertising, with things such as: merchandise[[note]]Even teacups, food, and [[ItMakesSenseInContext a tissue container!]][[/note]], special exhibits and even a special menu based on the show in a popular restaurant.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: In fact it was. According to an interview[[note]] in Young Ace, November 2010 issue, according to the other wiki [[/note]], the concept for the show came up during a Gainax company party when the whole staff was pretty drunk.
* {{Woolseyism}}: The show is an ''unGodly'' raunchy anime that pokes fun at American cartoons, and has ''a lot'' of {{Engrish}} [[ClusterFBomb swearing]]. So when the time came for Creator/FUNimation to dub it, they approached it as an American adaptation of an American-esque Japanese show instead of going for a straight translation. The end result is a GagDub with tons of RapidFireComedy, [[OneLiner One-Liners]], CharacterExaggeration all around, and even ''more'' swearing, all while managing to keep the original script for each episode. And given [[WidgetSeries the nature of the show]], ''it works''.
** There is also the detail that Gainax, the Studio that produced the show asked the dubbers to make sure that made the dub as profane as possible, with the goal in the mind that the Japanese could learn more English cursing to use for Japanese.
* TheWoobie:
** The old man from "Vomiting Point". Poor guy.
** Brief. Poor, poor Brief. He also counts as an IronWoobie considering [[ButtMonkey all the abuse he takes in the series]] and yet still trying to get in Panty's good favor despite it.
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: Pan Pizza of ''WebVideo/RebelTaxi'' describes the show as ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', the ''VideoGame/WarioWare'' games, and ''Zone Tan'' blended together.
** Another one is ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' meets ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
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