Fan Disservice: Western Animation
Cartoons have a treasure trove of moments where you just need some Brain Bleach
to wash away the vulgar displays
you just saw. This is especially true in Grossout Shows
- South Park: Among others, Ms. Choksondik's enormous, sagging breasts and the sex scene between her and Mr. Mackey, as well as Ms. Garrison's "boob job".
- The Venture Bros.:
- Memorably invokes this trope during the third season when the Pirate Captain accidentally walks in on Sally Impossible [his employer's girlfriend] while she's undressing. Both start screaming. Now, Sally Impossible is a very attractive woman, but she suffers from an unfortunate affliction: her skin becomes transparent when she's upset. The Pirate Captain staggers out of the room with an exclamation of, "That was messed up on a whole lot of levels."
- Not to mention that pretty much all the nudity (full or partial) in the series is of middle-aged to old men. The extended nude scene with Colonel Gentlemen stands out especially.
- A Season Five episode gives us the power suit of the SPHINX Countess, a tight Powered Armour with fan service-y curves, which the wearer of it poses in very provocative positions. The problem is that the person who winds up wearing the suit is Hank Venture.
- Raven's clothes-tearing scene with Slade in the Teen Titans episode "Birthmark" carried some seriously ugly overtones. A well known Flash Animation hentai artist did an H version of this scene, with the same voice acting and just new art. It works perfectly.
- Batman: The Animated Series
- The villain Baby Doll is constantly flashing her lacy white panties — in her second appearance, they even fill the screen for a moment. This is a callback to older school of animation where flashing panties signified innocence, but the fact that she has the body of a 6-year-old girl and the mind and voice of a (seriously deranged) adult woman sends it into squick instead. And then there's her relationship with Killer Croc, which even Batman says he doesn't want to think about.
- The Joker pacing around his hideout in nothing but a tank top and Goofy Print Underwear in "Harley & Ivy", revealing way too much of his bone-white flesh to the world. Or the Joker getting his pants pulled off, baring his legs and aforementioned underwear to all of Gotham City in "Make 'Em Laugh". Or the Joker wearing a 1920s-style men's swimsuit in "Harlequinade", again baring his arms and legs. Any scene in which this disfigured clown doesn't keep all his clothes on.
- Harley Quinn isn't much better. Yes, the curvaceous jester suit is nothing to complain about, but...just look at Mad Love. How about Harley nearly naked - in a red negligee that leaves almost nothing to the imagination - while still wearing the wacky jester cap, eye-mask, and white makeup? Or an Imagine Spot that shows Harley in a hospital bed in nothing but a bra, having apparently painted her torso chalk-white to match the Joker's, giving birth to a set of twins the Joker has fathered, who are of course mutant clown-children? Let's face it, clowns just aren't sexy.
- In Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, there are many shirtless shots of Robotnik. The epitome of this trope, however, is that bikini shot in "Hero of the Year". (Seen on the main page.) Brain Bleach, please.
- In The Oblongs the squat, toad-like Helga is always flashing her underwear. She also appeared fully naked once.
- The first episode of The Boondocks features Robert 'Grandad' Freeman exercising naked to a Tae Bo commerical. It's mosaicked in the broadcast version, but not in the DVD version. Thanks, Aaron McGruder.
- It is mentioned that nudity is no longer taboo in the future, but you can be sure that the characters that engage in said nudity will be the ones you least want to see naked.
- Professor Farnsworth is much too fond of taking off his clothes. Bonus Squick points when he's with Mom.
- All of the characters switching bodies with one another. When Fry and Leela eventually end up in the bodies of Zoidberg and the Professor respectively they start going at it right in the middle of Elzar's dining room to prove that they don't love each other for their looks.
- The episode after that had a nearly naked female Omicronian, the aliens that invade Earth, as a model for a magazine. Let’s just say, one look would make you lose interest in that girl.
- Done again in the Gender Bender episode "Neutopia". The whole episode is mostly a parody of Fanservice, but those images of Zoidberg and the Professor will require industrial strength Brain Bleach to wash away. Still, Leela points out that some people are in to that sort of thing:
Leela: Thankfully, most of our fans are huge perverts.
- In the movie Futurama: Bender's Big Score one of the scammers goes back in time and has sex with himself. When we first see them they start making out by mercifully one of them dies shortly.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender:
- To the beach!◊ The ancient twin crone advisors whip off their over-robes to reveal swimsuits. Worse yet is when they're actually animated; they visibly drop several inches! (To scale, anyway...)
- Also when Lo and Li decide to imitate the pose in a portrait done in their younger days, Zuko nearly throws up.
- In universe with Iroh standing up in the bath, which is extremely disturbing for poor Zuko.
- In the Avatar sequel, The Legend of Korra, Aang's Amazonian Beauty sucessor Korra is bound and hancuffed twice. Both times she has either been or is about to be subjected to huge breaking processes - specially the second time, when she's also mercury poisoned in an attempt to get forced into the Avatar State so her captors can kill her when in it and end the Avatar cycle.
- Family Guy:
- There was that cutaway in "Airport '07" with Peter in place of Britney Spears in her infamous upskirt picture. On TV, the lower nudity was blurred out; on the uncut DVD, it was not.
- "The Story on Page One" features Peter attempting to turn Luke Perry gay by dancing around in front of him in nothing but a thong. Perry is understandably disgusted.
- Later episodes of Family Guy (particularly season 3 and all the seasons after the show came back from cancellation) seemed to show Peter naked a lot, particularly while he's drunk (as seen in "Screwed the Pooch" and "Jungle Love"), and there's an instance where Peter gets naked (along with Lois) because they felt bad about being prejudiced against Meg's nudist boyfriend. Thank God nothing's explicitly shown (it is on network TV after all), but still, how many times must the writers subject the fans to Peter Griffin's fat, naked ass?
- Metalocalypse :
- Season 03 is uncensored on DVD. Sounds like a good thing, with all those naked groupies, right? Not when Toki's horrifying internet ladymate's nude scene is missing those censor bars, it's not.
- The naked groupies aren't necessarily a good thing when one remembers that some of them are Skwisgaar's GMILFs.
- King of the Hill:
- The worst offender is the very conservative, he-waited-until-marriage Hank walking in on his mother having sex with her new boyfriend on Hank's kitchen table in "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying." It manages to blind him for a few days due to being unable to cope.
- Also the occasional shot of Hank's withered ass, such as one scene in "After the Mold Rush" where Hank was forced to wear a revealing hospital gown after being evacuated from his home mid-shower.
Dale: Leave it to you to make a hospital gown look unsexy, Hank.
- After the first time you see Hank's bare behind in season one's "Hank's Unmentionable Problem," Hank personally apologizes to the audience for it just before the credits roll.
- After having some sort of weird vision as a result of being depraved from food and sleep long enough in "Vision Quest," Dale thinks he is a Native American. One of the things he does is go to Joseph's school wearing almost nothing but what could best be described as a dead animal thong.
Dooley: I can see your dad's junk.
- After Peggy, Nancy and Minh rank their husbands and other men on the block from ugliest to sexiest in "Get Your Freak Off," it turns into a competition between them which culminates in a closeup of a red thong on Dale peeking up from his jeans as he mows. Nancy then gives Peggy a "sexy" look and swipes her hand through the air like a cat, making the scene even creepier.
- Of all the characters on Chowder, Miss Endive appears in a bathing suit and skimpy outfits the most out of all the characters. Especially bad, since there's the occasional Gross-Up Close-Up and muffin top.
- In The Emperor's New Groove, this trope applies to pretty much every moment that ancient villainess Yzma is on the screen, but in particular:
Kuzco: I can't believe this is happening!
Yzma: Then I bet you weren't expecting this!
Yzma starts to pull up her dress.
Kuzco and Pacha: Arrggh! Noo!
Yzma: [revealing a knife strapped to her thigh] Aha!
Kuzco: Oh, okay.
- As noted elswhere on this very wiki, Ursula is probably the first Disney villain to shake her moneymakers for the camera. Given that Ursula is a fat and incredibly skanky octopus woman, the proper reaction is some horrible mixture of Squick and laughter.
- Total Drama Island
- Here's a drinking game: watch and count how many times Owen appears naked or exposes his privates.
- Also, anytime Chef crossdresses. One particularly egregious example was a skimpy bikini during the boxing challenge in "Million Dollar Babies".
- Alejandro jiggling his moobs at the confession cam.
- The Simpsons :
- Regular Show:
- Pops running around for two whole minutes butt naked in "Brain Eraser". Enjoy the various shots of his rear and hairy legs!
- Not to mention Muscle Man sitting in the shower, naked and crying. His pose conveniently prevents the genitalia from having to be dealt with, but... it's Muscle Man. Some scenes featuring Starla also could count, although she is not shown naked.
- Ed Edd n Eddy had a few, particularly the episode where all three Eds squeezed into teeny tiny speedos.
- In the Adventure Time episode "Gotcha!", Lumpy Space Princess, who can more or less be described as a sentient purple cloud, tries to seduce Finn to help with her tell-all romance advice book. The Episode Title Card shows her wearing a revealing dress while winking suggestively at the audience.
- Celebrity Deathmatch managed to have both this and Fanservice. Models Rebecca Romijn and Naomi Campbell have a match in their underwear...which ends with Naomi vomiting up her own stomach and spraying Rebecca with lethal stomach acid, causing her to melt down into a flesh-colored puddle of goop with only her bra and panties remaining.
- The Fairly OddParents has this picture.◊ Timmy has seen too much information already.
- Tex Avery cartoons, naturally. Think Red Riding Hoods Grandma. Poor Wolfie...
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy:
- In "Dumb Luck", Billy's clothing is unraveled, revealing his disgusting body.
- In "Wishbones", Sperg (the fat bully who always picks on Billy) wishes to be a girl. The results are not pretty.
- Superjail! has its own share of this:
- Alice tends to get hit with unsettling closeups or general shots that show her mucus, body hair, and rough features in graphic detail, when it's not the bulge in her skirt getting the viewers' attention.
- The season 2 DVD was actually uncensored (save for one gag that was intended to be censored to start with Alice's penis). That means that viewers are treated to full-frontal nudity of the Warden, among other things deemed too sexually explicit or suggestive for TV (although most other examples aren't as "bad"), such as Paul and a male stripper grinding and Alice doing so to Jean.
- The Doctor is shown completely naked in "Mayhem Donor", exposing his fat, pink hairy body to all. Luckily, said fat prevents the viewers from seeing anything more.
- Invoked in-universe for Jacknife in "Ladies' Night", when he presses "yes" on a machine to see a picture of a nude woman... and winds up seeing the bloodied and splayed body of the old woman he brutalized for her clothing (in an attempt to sneak into the bar's ladies' night special).
- The sex scene in "Stingstress" is treated as this in-universe and out-of-universe, with the inmates' reactions and the acid-trip imagery becoming nightmarish. One visual depicts the Mistress being fed a worm-filled taco.
- "Nightshift" depicts the lunch ladies, already depicted as hideous and crude, sabotaging Alice's meals in various disgusting ways, culminating in one taking off her soiled underwear and mixing it up in a stew.
- Between the unibrows and the four nipples, the Twins' shirtless scenes get received this way by some viewers. But when it comes to their brothers (The Triplets), viewers wind up treated to the even worse visual of an overweight, pink torso and four "moobs" spraying out red liquid.
- Drawn Together does this a lot. Toot Braunstein in particular (formerly the page image, but pulled due to going too far), a former sex symbol who's fallen out of her prime, really shows off the "fallen out of her prime" part.
- Code Lyoko: Anything that is supposed to be fanservice provided by Jim Moralès, like synchronized swimming. He would be better off not talking about it or SHOWING it off.
- In The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the buxom Wasp suffers major Clothing Damage, with most of her costume torn up and leaving her near naked. Unfortunately, this happens as a result of her being exposed to gamma radiation and mutating into a giant humanoid wasp, making it anything but sexy.
- Dead Space Downfall has a scene involving a rather curvy, leggy redhead who wears nothing but a bath towel. Before you get too excited, when she's on-screen, she's running for her life from the shambling, horribly mutilated alien-undead monstrosities that were once her colleagues, and they end up brutally killing her shortly after. Also, shortly before that, you get a good view of a fat middle-aged guy's penis.
- Heffer◊ in the Rocko's Modern Life episode "Seat to Stardom."