In "Underworld Connections" of The Legend of Zelda episodes, when Link hangs upside down, his nightshirt falls over his head to reveal heart-printed boxer shorts.
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 Aladdin: The Series, to convince Aladdin that they are in a dream, Iago asks him why he isn't wearing pants, revealing heart shaped underwear.
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!"
In another episode, Rocksteady is wearing identical boxers when Leonardo cuts through his belt.
Lucky Piquel from Bonkers often has his clothes torn off, often with boxers with hearts on them underneath.
They're pink hearts, not red, but they appear on a cop and off of Gandhi in Clone High.
Kim Possible: In the 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:
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.
Capture the Flag: Marty is revealed to be wearing these when an alligator pulls down his pants.
In the French series Zig & Sharko, Zig the hyena appears to wear these underneath his fur, and Sharko the shark seems to wear them underneath his...shark skin.
Kappa Mikey: In "Night of the Werepuff", Gonard is shown to be wearing boxers with hamburgers on them.
Patrick Star was embarrassed when he was revealed to be wearing underwear with "Goofy Goober" dancing peanut print in The Spongebob Squarepants Movie. During the "Now That We're Men" musical number, his pants are ripped off for one verse, revealing that he's now wearing whites as a sign of adulthood.
In the "Steerminator" episode of Darkwing Duck, Steelbeak the villanous rooster had his clothes burned off by recently Back from the DeadBig Bad Taurus Bulba to reveal a pair of boxers with chicken drumsticks on them.
In "Xiaolin Showdown", Jack Spicer has lost his pants on multiple occasions, revealing pink boxers with smiley faces and blue boxers with skulls.
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.
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.
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 Romance Subtext-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.
Perry the Platypus has lost his fur on a couple of occasions, revealing both polka-dot and heart-print boxers.
In an episode of 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) Eddy: Ack! 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.
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.
In the 1944 short Buckaroo Bugs, Bugs Bunny removes cowboy Red Hot Ryder's pants a few times, usually exposing frilly polka-dot boxers. On one occasion, the underwear is inexplicably replaced with a diaper.
"Master Pho" had these revealed twice from a ninja trick that removes the belt from your pants and reveals your underpants. First to Todd (revealing his light yellow boxers with purple polka dots) when his replacement, the titular Ninja Master Pho, teaches it to him; and second later on to Todd's school bully Donny Rottweiler after he gets what's coming to him via the trick, revealing his boxers with unicorns, rainbows, stars and planets printed on them. This is apparently merchandise from a movie Riley and Dick saw earlier in the episode.
Riley: Aww, those boxers shorts are so cute! Dick: I want a pair!
And speaking of Dick, he gets his fair share in "Skate-Gate", wearing boxers with the American flag printed on them while lounging and moping in the living room watching an old broadcast showcasing him in his daredevil prime.
And a third time in "Abra-K-Dabra", where after he won his school's talent show for his magic act, Todd bests his rival Buzz by stuffing him in his (Todd's) magic box and performs a disappearing trick, revealing not only Buzz's shorts are gone, but also his pink boxers with bunny faces prints all over, to his humilation.
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 "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.
In Biker Mice from Mars, the main villain Lawrence Limburger was sometimes shown to wear red boxers with hunks of Swiss cheese printed on them.
In "The Mask" episode The Goofalotatots, The Mask has his belt stolen by the cartoon trio. When his pants fall, he is shown wearing blue boxers with bomb images on them. The Goofalotatots light the fuses of the bombs to create a small explosion. The Mask is unharmed, apart from sporting a bit of black soot and boxers that are now just plain blue.
Since The Mask often gives atomic wedgies to his enemies, various goofy print boxers have ended up over their wearers' heads, along with more traditional tighty-whities and plain boxers. Highlights include Sly Eastenegger's skull-print underwear, Doyle's occasional polka-dot pairs, and a Pig Doctor's red hearts on a black background.
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.
In one episode of The Simpsons, Millhouse rips the back of his pants to reveal him wearing briefs with the Teletubbies on them.
Childish women's underwear
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.
On Total Drama, 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 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.