Half Dressed Cartoon Animal / Live-Action TV

  • The male animatronic characters in Dinosaurs didn't wear pants. Females wore dresses sometimes, but if they were dressed as if they would wear pants they went bottomless too. This was pointed out one episode in which they showed Earl wearing a pair of pants because of censorship happening all over the show.
    • This was lampshaded, during the Very Special Episode no less, when Robbie, while high on "happy plant", collapsed in a fit of hilarity upon realizing that none of them wore pants.
  • Who can forget Humphrey B. Bear? The strange thing about any discussion involving him, of course is that people point out his lack of pants. Never mind that he's a bear wearing a (rather stylish) boater and waistcoat - which it has to be said, is not something bears are known for. Oh no. A bear not wearing pants? Disgraceful!
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 once addressed this phenomenon during a '50s educational short in which a Porky Pig figurine could be briefly glimpsed atop a desk. Tom Servo: "Get Porky some pants!"
  • The Muppets: Rizzo the Rat wears a jacket and hat but no pants, as does Pepe the Prawn. Of course, neither of them are never seen from the waist down, so it's usually a moot point.
  • Alien Gordon Shumway from ALF wore shirts on occasion. He's usually not shown from the waist down, but this trope is considered plausible based on his wardrobe in the animated series of the same name.
  • Barney the Dinosaur is occasionally portrayed like this.
  • Jiminy Cricket only wears a top in Once Upon a Time.
  • CBBC mascot Gordon T. Gopher wore a t-shirt and trainers. His successor Edd the Duck usually wore a jumper that was long enough to cover his bottom half, with just his feet sticking out.
  • The three adult animals in Odisea Burbujas Patas Verdes (a toad), Mafafa (a lizard) and Pistachón (a bee). Patas Verdes and Pistachón wear no pants at all, but they do have hats and clothes over the waists. Mafafa wears a dress as she's the only female, but nothing else.

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