Brian, quick, grab some money. Brian:
(picks up a handful of cash and stuffs it in his sides
Y-you have pockets? Are you putting that in pockets? That's so cute.
In animation, a Funny Animal
character might be shown reaching into their pockets to pull out any number of things
. But if said character is a pants-less Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal
, or doesn't wear clothes at all, they might suddenly have pockets in their fur
(or feathers, or scales) that they reach into. Humans or furless characters don't usually have this in animation, probably because it would be Nightmare Fuel
for the viewer.
In Real Life
, female marsupials would have this (though only around the stomach, of course). In cartoons, however, both males and females of all species may have them and keep things in them.
Related to Hammerspace
. Not to be confused with Fur Is Clothing
. Not to be confused with an Ass Shove
, where the pocket in question is anatomically correct.
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- One of the Whitebeard Pirates in One Piece has a zipper on his body that he can unzip and pull objects out of.
Films - Live Action
- Robocop has an internal weapon holster for his service pistol in his thigh that can slide out.
- Justified in Genome, since widespread use of genetic engineering allows people to modify their bodies so that "unused" cavities become small pockets to store weapons and important objects.
- In Robert A. Heinlein's Friday, this is actually the heroine's special ability. Getting stuff in and out of the pocket is actually pretty complicated, it's very small, and she can't do it herself.
- Calvin and Hobbes: In one strip, Hobbes feels himself to check if he's carrying money, but has nothing there where he's feeling.
- A one-time accomplice to a murderer in the Dick Tracy comics was "The Pouch," who had been a circus fat-man until the circus folded. "The Pouch" subsequently lost a lot of body weight, which left many folds of excess skin around his neck. By adding snaps to the folds near his larynx, "Pouch" was able to conceal a handgun that a hitman had used to kill a snitch.
- In Kingdom of Loathing, Word of God is that this is how you pickpocket from bats and other enemies that can't be reasonably expected to wear clothing. Skin = "Nature's pocket". No word yet on how you steal skins themselves.
Though that may not be an example, considering the nature of the joke.
- In many video games, the character either has nowhere it to put his gear or can fit an absurdly large amount in the pouch.
- Played straight with ammo and grenades in most Halo games, but averted in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo: Reach, where the player has visible ammo pouches.
- A Dummied Out plasmid in BioShock 1 called "Organic Pockets" would have allowed the player to store additional items in folds of his skin.
- In the Family Guy episode "Brian In Love", Brian takes out a cigarette from inside his fur while seeing his shrink.
- PB&J Otter:
- In "Trading Places", Ernest finds a missing walkie-talkie in his so-called pocket.
- Pinch turns her pockets inside out in "Forgive Me Not" when she tells Jelly she has no money. Later in that episode, Peanut and Jelly transfer gum from each other's pockets.
- SpongeBob SquarePants:
- In "Lost Mattress", Squidward puts a wooden spoon into his back pocket for "safe keeping".
- Bugs Bunny has been known to do this in some shorts, keeping his hands in his apparent pockets at his sides.
- Wakko from Animaniacs has been shown to pull things out of his apparent pockets.
- The Tick once discovered he had pockets. This disturbed him
- Courage the Cowardly Dog had a Hammer Space Skin Pocket, and could this pull out stuff several times his size.
- Spike from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic pulls a gemstone out of his scale pocket in the episode "A Dog and Pony Show."
- In The Ren & Stimpy Show episode "Sven Hoek," Ren unzips his fur to pull out... er, to urinate.
- Happens in an episode of Family Guy when Brian and Stewie go back in time to the first episode (the quote from said episode graces the page). Brian has since clarified that his fur is not his clothing.