Goofy Print Underwear: Literature

Other-print boxers
  • In the Quebecois novel Le Dernier Des Raisins, Francois's are pink with elephants.
  • In one of the Doctor Who Expanded Universe novels, one of the Doctor's companions has underpants with a carrot on the front. He's not especially embarrassed by them, but another of the Doctor's companions is embarrassed to see them.
  • In Grave Peril, one of The Dresden Files books, Harry Dresden fought off vampires while wearing only yellow ducky boxers (especially amusing as he'd stolen them from the vampires' laundry room). It's since become a running joke in the fandom.
  • In The Saga of Darren Shan, Gavner Purl has bright yellow boxers with tiny pink elephants (a gift from his girlfriend).

Childish women's underwear
  • Kate Daniels once woke up in shapeshifters' HQ after severe injuries. When she gets out of the bed, she (and Curan) realize she's wearing underwear with pretty little bows. She has yet to live this down.