- In an episode of the Super Mario Bros. cartoon, a Koopa Troopa is knocked out of his shell and has on a pair of yellow boxers with red hearts underneath.
- These show up at least twice in Jackie Chan Adventures, first in a dream sequence, then when Chan loses his pants due to a bad luck curse and not wearing a belt in a Season 2 St. Patrick's Day episode.
- Two examples from TaleSpin: A security guard stripped of his uniform (Baloo and friends swiped it for a disguise) in the "Baloo Thunder" episode, and an undressed partygoer in the "My Fair Baloo" episode, which involved the entire cast disrobing to construct a hot-air balloon from their clothing to fly them out of the jungle in which their plane crashed.
- In one of the Disney Adventures comics, they're in a Fantasy Counterpart Culture to Japan and Baloo is forced to participate in a sumo wrestling match - wearing the requisite huge white breechcloth. He's grateful no one he knows is in the crowd, because otherwise "I'd be hearing diaper jokes until the end of time!"
- Seems to be the preferred undergarment of Disney's Goofy in his more recent appearances.
- In his oldest appearances, Goofy seemed to prefer red long underwear, as this was the norm for underwear gags in cartoons at the time. Later he wore these same long johns as his alter ego Super Goof.
- His son Max wears crotched white briefs as a teenager.
- Various characters in Animaniacs.
- In the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon episode "Attack of Big Macc", the title robot causes a security guard's pants to fall down and reveal these boxers. As they're retreating, Raphael hangs a lampshade on this by responding to Macc's statement that he detests violence by saying "I kinda feel the same way about underwear with hearts on 'em!"
- Jasmine's suitor at the beginning of Disney's Aladdin.
- Odd, since the Sultan is holding a piece of heart fabric as though it's from the underwear, when in fact it should be from the pants that Rajah bit a hole in.
- Also one of the guards during One Step Ahead — not hearts, but pink stripes.
- This carries over to the Virgin Games video game, where if a palace guard is attacked, sometimes his pants drop to reveal heart underwear!
- In Disney's Mulan, when the Comic Trio goes skinny-dipping, one of them drops his red hearts boxers on Mushu. (It seems the Ancient Chinese invented these, too.)
- A female Disney example: In Alice in Wonderland, when the Queen of Hearts falls over, her bloomers have, as you'd expect, red hearts on them.
- Lucky Piquel from Bonkers often has his clothes torn off, often with boxers with hearts on them underneath.
- Pete from Goof Troop has had them several times.
- They're pink hearts, not red, but they appear on a cop and off of Gandhi in Clone High.
- In the Kim Possible Grand Finale "Graduation," when Shego steals Dr. Possible's spacesuit to accompany Ron on the space shuttle to rescue Kim and Drakken, she leaves him in a pair of black boxers with pink hearts. He is not amused:
Dr. Possible: (banging on shuttle portal, yelling)
Shego: Is he always this excitable?
Ron: Yeah, he doesn't have the same "missing trouser" experience as I do.
- Lucius on Jimmy Two-Shoes, in an Embarrassing Old Photo.
- In The Princess and the Frog, a hunter's red heart underwear is exposed after a gunshot narrowly misses his crotch.
- Ken from Toy Story 3.
- Pete in Disney's The Prince and the Pauper wears frilly heart print underwear.
- The Spectacular Spider-Man: "Okay, the thermals with the hearts were half-price and in no way reflect my very high macho quotient!"
- Binky the Clown in Garfield and Friends had heart-print boxers revealed during a song sequence on the show.
- A pair of these showed up in the KKK's game of "Who's Got the Silliest Thing On Under Their Robe" in the South Park episode "Chef Goes Nanners".
- In the Wander over Yonder episode "The Troll", two Baaaaa-hallans knitting a tapestry from their own wool are wearing these.
- Sly Rax at the end of the M.A.S.K. episode "Panda Power", when the pandas swipe away at him, ripping the back of his pants and exposing his heart print underwear.
- In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), Rocksteady is wearing these when Leonardo cuts through his belt.
- Capture the Flag': Marty is revealed to be wearing these when an alligator pulls down his pants.
- Patrick Star was embarrassed when he was revealed to be wearing underwear with "Goofy Goober" dancing peanut print in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
- In the "Steerminator" episode of Darkwing Duck, Steelbeak the villanous rooster had his clothes burned off by recently Back from the Dead Big Bad Taurus Bulba to reveal a pair of boxers with chicken drumsticks on them.
- A Running Gag on The Critic involved Jay Sherman losing his pants to reveal a pair of underwear with a (usually embarrassing) movie title printed on the rear (such as Back Draft and My Own Private Idaho). This is a subset of a Running Gag established in the pilot: he never buys clothes because studios always send him free items as payment for his movie reviews.
- A Running Gag on KaBlam! was the introduction of the "surprising shorts," animated shorts that were not part of any of the show's recurring series. Whenever Henry announced the shorts, June would promptly run over and pull down his pants, revealing embarrassing boxer shorts before announcing "Surprising!"
- In Danny Phantom, being an unfortunate teen whose powers are triggered by his emotions, his pants phase down, revealing his polka-dotted red boxers.
- At another time, Danny's English teacher, Mr. Lancer, was revealed to be wearing pink boxers with little Shakespeare heads on them twice.
- Blanka/Charlie in the USA Street Fighter cartoon is shown wearing lightning-bolt underpants after returning to human form, likely a visual pun on his electricity attack in the original games.
- In an episode of Denver the Last Dinosaur, it is revealed that Corrupt Corporate Executive Morton Fizzback wears dollar-motif underpants.
- During the Transformation Sequence in Filmation's Ghostbusters, Jake and Eddie are seen to be wearing boxers decorated with the FGB logo (a worried-looking ghost face against a circular black background).
- All over the place in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: in fact, Robotnik's robot wife tells him, after breaking up with him, "And I'm gonna tell everybody you wear polka-dotted underwear!"
- Tails even lampshades this when he questions the mayor's taste in boxers.
- Belle's father Maurice accidentally pulls down his pants and is wearing pink polka-dotted underwear when we first see him in Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
- Ron Stoppable regularly loses his pants (and sometimes shirt) as a Running Gag for the series and his boxers are almost always either polka dots over a solid color or striped.
- Drakken and Shego find a load of Dementor's stuff in the timeshare lair, including boxers with a skull motif.
- In Phineas and Ferb one fight sequence between the nefarious Dr. Doofenshmirtz and his nemesis Perry the Platypus resulted in the loss of his pants, exposing boxers with Perry's face printed on them, another jab at their Foe Yay-type relationship.
- In "Monsters from the Id", Doofenshmirtz creates an "Underwear-Inator" to put ratty, embarrassing underwear on anyone shot by it. It usually does briefs, but it does give Norm the Giant Robot Man a pair of white boxer shorts with red polka dots.
- In The Nightmare Before Christmas, as Lock, Shock, and Barrel stuff "Sandy Claws" down the pipe that leads to Oogie Boogie's lair, Santa is shown to be wearing mistletoe boxer shorts under his robe.
- In Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy when the Kankers are tearing apart Eddy's room Marie pulls out a pair of underwear.
Marie: Hey are these real leopard-skin undies? (Cartoonish stretching sounds)
Edd: That's quite a statement, Eddy.
Eddy: (pulling at his shirt collar with steam coming from it) They're my brother's. What?
Marie: Says "Eddy" on the tag.
- Eddy usually wears polka dot boxers.
- The Aristocats: Edgar the butler is revealed to be wearing red and white striped boxers twice in the film: when he overhears Madame discussing her will with her lawyer, and when a huge chunk of his pants is torn off by a pair of dogs.
- Linguini from Ratatouille is revealed to be wearing Incredibles print boxers during the scene where he is trying to hide Remy the rat from the other chefs.
- In The Thief and the Cobbler, Zigzag is wearing pink boxers with purple stylized "Z"s under his robe when he launches himself up through the floor of the throne room.
- In the Looney Tunes short "The Rabbit of Seville" while dressed as a woman and performing a dance with scissors he cuts off Elmer Fudd's overall straps revealing that he is wearing red boxers with white flowers on them.
- The Green Goblin in Spider-Man Unlimited loses his pants to a Blob Monster, revealing appropriately Halloween-themed underpants.
- The Camp Lazlo episode "Campers All Pull Pants" is about Edward attempting to pants everyone in Camp Kidney. Guess what just about every camper is wearing?
- In the cartoon version of Space Ace, in the episode "Perilous Partners", Borf is shown wearing red boxers with yellow polka dots on them.
- Also happens to Dexter in the episode, Spoiled Sports in which in one scene, Dexter's pants are pulled down by the pole to reveal white boxers with red polka dots on them.
- In the Recess episode "Mikey's Pants", we end up seeing T.J.'s boxers, which are red with blue polka-dots (in another episode, they were only light blue).
- Codename: Kids Next Door
Numbuh One: THIS UNDERWEAR IS KILLING ME!
- In "Operation: B.U.T.T.", revealed that Numbuh One wears Rainbow Monkey underwear.
- In "Operation: B.R.I.E.F.S.", when Numbuh One is attacked by Mr. White, a living pair of underwear:
Numbuh Two: Oh, I know what you mean, mine ride up all the time, even the ones with the little rocket ships...
- In one episode of The Smurfs, Clumsy's pants fall down, revealing a pair of black-and-yellowed striped boxers.
- Mr. Bogus:
- In the episode "Waterboy Bogus", Mole is shown to be wearing a pair of white boxers with pink polka dots on them underneath the mermaid costume that he wore, despite the fact that he doesn't normally wear such undergarments.
- Bogus is revealed to be wearing a pair of pink boxer shorts with white polka dots on them when Brattus pulls down his pants in the first act of the episode "Battle Action Bogus".
- Bogus is also briefly shown to be wearing a pair of lavender boxers with white polka dots in the episode "The Bogus Invasion".
- Tubby is shown to be wearing a pair of white boxers with red polka dots on them in The Little Lulu Show episode "Bowlfinger", after Iggy pulls off his pants by accident.
- Code Lyoko: Jeremie Belpois is revealed to wear Kangaroo Boxer shorts.
- Punky Brewster: In "The Quartersize Quarterback," Allen bumbles as he attempts to catch a football pass. His belt snaps and his trousers drop, revealing polka dot boxers.
- The Looney Tunes Show: In "SuperRabbit", SuperRabbit (Bugs) rips a suit of powered armor off Lex Luthor (Elmer Fudd) to reveal that Lex is wearing boxers with the Superman symbol on them.
- Wander over Yonder's Lord Hater wears red eyeball-print boxers under his cloak.
- In Rugrats in Paris, one of the ninja security guards is wearing red smiley face boxers when he loses his pants to the green goo.
- In the Soviet (and later Russian) cartoon series Nu, Pogodi!, the wolf is often seen wearing pink flower-print boxers. (He also uses them as swim trunks.)
- In the Steven Universe episode "Log Date 7-15-2", Garnet catches Peridot trying on an old pair of alien-print boxer shorts the latter found in a trunk.
- In The Dreamstone, whenever Urpgor suffers a Comedic Underwear Exposure, he can be seen wearing white boxers printed with images of his face.
- Generator Rex reveals that Rex wears goofy print tighty whiteys, with motorcycles on 'em. They made the evening news.
- And they helped save Beijing from giant insects.
- As revealed at the end of ''Tokyo Mater'', unpainted metal is actually considered to be the automobile equivalent of underwear.
- In one episode of Producing Parker, Simon dances in a pair of space themed underwear.
- Jimmy from Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy wears briefs that have either rainbows or teddy bears on them. This fits his overly cute personality.
- An example of incredibly bad taste in the "Revolution" episode of Teen Titans: at the end of the episode, Mad Mod frees himself from Robin's grasp by wriggling out of his pants, revealing briefs with the Union Jack printed on them.
- Rita from Flushed Away is revealed to have blue-and-white striped boxers during the scene where Roddy accidentally pulls down her pants while escaping from the Toad and his henchrats while using the sewer gate's main cable as a zipline. Rita then proceeds to use said cable as a belt shortly after escaping.
- In the movie Rugrats in Paris Coco LaBouche loses the back of her dress revealing purple underwear with green hearts and pink S's which are supposedly dollar signs. You can see it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkN2WQ5m_QU
- On Total Drama Island, Heather fixes Gwen's pants during a mountain climbing challenge so she could rip them off when she was halfway up the cliff and reveal the Perky Goth purple skull panties to the world.
- In the The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy/Codename: Kids Next Door crossover, The Grim Adventures of the Kids Next Door, Billy’s father takes his magic pants back from the Mandy Reaper. It turns out the Eldritch Abomination was wearing pink underwear with little yellow flowers on them. This is similar to the dress Mandy usually wears.
- In The Replacements episode "Best Friends For-Never" we see a flashback to when Riley and Tasumi first met. The Japanese girl was hiding in the closet because she split her armor. Underneath it she was wearing aquamarine panties with pinks hearts on them. Riley fixes it with duct tape.
- In the Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy episode “Boom Boom Out Goes The Ed” Nazz spends the entire episode wearing frilly purple panties with pink hearts on them. At least it was more dignified than what Jimmy was wearing.
- The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan: In "The White Elephant," Suzie is shown wearing pink frilly panties with flowers on them as she, Tom, Anne and Alan fall through a trap door and her skirt billows up.
- Nelson Muntz is forced to wear his mother's frilly pink panties in one episode of The Simpsons. (The Muntzes are so poor that they have only one pair of underpants between them.)