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->''"'The Angels have the phone box.' That's my favourite; I've got that on a T-shirt!"''
-->--'''Lawrence Nightingale''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink Blink]]"

''[[DescribeTopicHere I Described Fun T-Shirt Here and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.]]''

A T-shirt with a funny phrase or image. People in fiction and RealLife love to wear these.

TheLawOfConservationOfDetail dictates that there be a clear reason for having it on a character. Often, the shirt is there just to draw a comment about the shirt. It is also a shortcut characterization for the person wearing the shirt as a person with a sense of humor, particularly about their appearance. Or just, plain RuleOfFunny. For maximum cheese, make the shirt [[TheMerch promotional merchandise]].

A SuperTrope to AndAllIGotWasThisLousyTShirt.

A SisterTrope to GoofyPrintUnderwear.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Characters in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' occasionally have humourous or interesting slogan shirts. A good one is one Ichigo's wearing in an early chapter; an angry face with "Speaking is '''NOT''' communication" in the mouth.
** In addition, whilst in his Gigai, Renji often wears a shirt saying 'Red Pineapple', a not so subtle reference to his oh-so-spikey hair.
** And let's not forget Ichigo's pink shirt with the words "Nice Vibe" on it.
* In the ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' anime, Rina has a shirt with a cute little penguin on it that reads, "It's cool." Might have been more appropriate for Caren, but hey, who can complain?
* Sid Barret of ''Manga/SoulEater'' often wears zombie T-shirts, [[DontExplainTheJoke because he's a zombie!]]
* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'': The slogan on Mechazawa's shirt changes with every cut practically, to something apropos.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' has Gao Gao Stegosaurus. And a picture of stegosaurus.
* ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'' has a Satou wearing a T-shirt with a misspelled [[http://zuihitsu.kloop.kg/files/2008/10/welcome-to-nhk.jpg obscene Russian word]].
* Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka wore some fairly awesome T-shirts, ones that the artists' assistants would complain in their {{omake}} comics about how complicated they were to reproduce by hand.
* ''Manga/MinamiKe'' has Kana's "I Am Boss" T-shirt.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'': Vegeta's [[RealMenWearPink vibrant pink]] "Bad Man" shirt.
** It doesn't make any sense, but there is also a random unnamed man who appears from time to time wearing a T-shirt that says "The Super Saiyan" on it- where the heck did he get that?!
** From one of the filler episodes Piccolo wears a yellow t-shirt that says "POSTBOY".
** More odd than really funny, but in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' Krillin spends a significant amount of time wearing a red shirt that just says "TACOS".
* ''Manga/ArakawaUnderTheBridge'': ORE NO T-SHIRT (translation: "My T-shirt", imagine this being said in the most MundaneMadeAwesome way possible)
* Tomo of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is at one point seen wearing a T-shirt reading "Wild". [[GenkiGirl Yes]]. [[UpToEleven Yes, she is.]]
* ''Manga/ShugoChara'' has [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tropes_Free_Hugs_2287.jpg Tsukiomi Ikuto]] and his "Free Hugs" T-shirt.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** [[FishPerson Fisher Tiger's]] "Frog? No. Hippo." shirt, which features a picture of a hippo the top half of which looks like a frog (although we later learn that the [[SlaveBrand reason]] he wore it was '''not funny''').
** A minor RunningGag that shows up from time to time is the fact that in big enough crowd shots, when something is happening, a character will be seen wearing a shirt with an astonishingly appropriate Japanese phrase as a FunnyBackgroundEvent. For example, in the Dressrosa arc, as everyone rejoices after [[spoiler:Doflamingo is defeated]], one guy's shirt reads "Yatta", which means "hooray" in Japanese.
* ''Manga/KOn'': When Yui is hanging out at home, she almost always wear t-shirts with various words written in katakana on them, ("Honeymoon", "Champion", "Celebrity"...). [[https://animaru.jp/shop/prg/kon/ Plenty are available through the official TBS store]].
* ''Manga/LovelyComplex'' has a prequel/WhereAreTheyNow collection of stories called ''Lovely Complex Plus'', in which Yoshi is seen wearing a shirt with a [[http://anymanga.com/lovely-complex-plus/001/002/006/ very interesting phrase]] on it.
* Hinata from ''Anime/JewelpetSunshine'' often wears t-shirts with a "I {{heart|Symbol}} (something relevant to the situation)" slogan.
* Leon from ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'' wears some truly tacky t-shirts throughout the manga, including a bizarre fish shirt with the phrase "MANBOW" on it.
* Saitama and his "Oppai" t-shirt ("boobs" in Japanese) from ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' have resulted in a number of [[TheMerch real world versions]].
* Midoriya's T-shirt in ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' says "T-shirt" with only the "shirt" in kana.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In an early issue of Creator/MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'', the team was trying to infiltrate an evil organization's base by pretending to be new civilian recruits. Moonstone used her UnlimitedWardrobe power to make an "I'm with Stupid" T-shirt whose arrow kept pointing to different people.
* ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac has a shirt that changes every time it's in the panel.
* Timmy in ''ComicBook/AssociatedStudentBodies'' wears a shirt that displays a different slogan in each frame he appears in. All of them are gay-related jokes, for example "Parking in rear" "Yes I suck" and "I'm not gay but my boyfriend is"
* ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'':
** During Walt Simonson's run, Volstagg the Voluminous spent several issues wearing an "I'''♥'''NY" T-shirt, over his traditional Asgardian attire.
** Similarly, when his travels take him through Heathrow, Young Loki of ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' picks up an "I'''♥'''London" T-shirt to wear over Asgardian garb.
* Creator/BillWillingham likes to have some of his DeadpanSnarker characters wear a shirt that reads "EVERYONE SUCKS BUT ME".
* The eponymous Harry from ''ComicBook/HaagseHarry'' usually wears a shirt with a different text in every panel. Often they're political satire.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Shelf-Life in ''ComicStrip/ZippyThePinhead'' has a constantly changing shirt.
* So did The Yellow Kid.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In Cristy and Mel's ''Warped Mirrors'' story, at one point Duo needs to get knee surgery. Among the (custom printed) oversized shirts he buys before going under the knife, Duo gets one that roughly says, "Patient gown? We don't need no [[SymbolSwearing !@#$%*&]] patient gown!"
** The same T-shirt shows up again, in similar circumstances, in ''Demon of Justice''.
* In Harry Potter's ''Do Not Meddle In The Afairs Of Wizards'', Harry gets sent to Azkaban but when he kills Voldemort after V reveals he had gotten Harry framed, he is forced to go back to Hogwarts. Harry decides to wear several of these T-shirts at Hogwarts both because his clothes had been burned by his schoolmates before his imprisonment and as a way to rebel against having to go to Hogwarts. They range from "Don't piss me off, I'm running out of places to hide the bodies" to "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups", passing by the tried and true "Your village called. They want their idiot back."
* Paul in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'' often wears an illusory T-shirt with something fun or meaningful on it (and can change it in a second to say something else fun). Slogans include “Eat Your Veggies” and “Carrots Help You Read,” complete with cartoons, while once he put a big target on his shirt in response to Spectrem attacking his NighInvulnerable carcass unprovoked.

* In ''Film/ClerksII'', Randall modifies his uniform to say "Porch Monkey 4 Life" after he learns "porch monkey" is a racial slur and decides to "take it back."
* Creator/BradPitt's T-shirts in ''Film/FightClub''.
* Adam Brody wears a ''Fight Club'' T-shirt in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'', both of which star Brad Pitt. This is a CelebrityParadox.
* There was that shark-eating-a-kitten shirt from ''Film/PineappleExpress'', which turned out to have been stolen from an independent designer without his knowledge.
* Chad Danforth wears a lot of these in ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' movies, many of which the actor, Corbin Bleu, designed. Most notably "I Have My Own Background Music", which he does. The audience could even vote on a shirt of his for the second film.
* In the beginning of ''Film/NottingHill'', the main character's sloppy flatmate tries on shirts to wear on a date. "I love blood." didn't work. Neither did "Get it here." with an arrow pointing down. "You're the most beautiful woman in the world." seemed to work ... until he turned around. [[spoiler:"Fancy a fuck?"]]
* In ''Film/OnceUponATimeInMexico'' Agent Sands, a corrupt CIA assassin, wears several stupid t-shirts in the film. One has "CIA" written in large block letters, with "Cleavage Inspection Agency" written in tiny font beneath. Another one has "I'm With Stupid," with the arrow pointing downwards, which actually belonged to Johnny Depp.
* In ''Film/OneCrazySummer'', the Stork Twins (they aren't really) wear a matching set of shirts. One shows "I'm with Stupid" and an arrow to the side, the other says "Stupid" with an arrow pointing up. The idea is that the stupid one stands to the left. However, this twin is so dumb he stands on the right. The smart one tells him he's gotta be on the other side for the joke to work. Cue the dumb one moving to the other side ''and'' facing the other way.
* Creator/ValKilmer's Chris Knight in ''Film/RealGenius'' is a quintessential example. Among his wardrobe are shirts with such messages as "Surf Nicaragua," "International Order of Gorillas," and "I *heart* toxic waste."
* Owen Wilson's titular character in ''Film/YouMeAndDupree'' (he's Dupree) wears a T-shirt with a picture of a gnome and the caption "Say Hello To My Little Friend."
* Priestly from ''Film/TenInchHero'' is very fond of these. The ones he wears read: "Tip me or die", "Cat, the other white meat", "It's tourist season - shoot them at will", "You know what your problem is? You're stupid.", "Surf naked", "Orgasm donor - ask for your free sample", "Save a tree - eat a beaver", "I sell crack for the CIA", "No one knows I'm a lesbian", and "You can read!"
* Creator/BillMurray's needy character in ''Film/WhatAboutBob'' travels unbidden to his psychiatrist's vacation home, and spends much of the time in a t-shirt that reads "DON'T HASSLE ME, I'M LOCAL."
* In ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', Ed spends the whole movie with a shirt bearing a log of timber with the caption "I Got Wood."
* In ''Film/HowToLoseFriendsAndAlienatePeople'', the protagonist comes to work on the first day of his job wearing a T-shirt that says "Young, Dumb & Full of Come". His boss is not amused.
* ''Film/BringItOn'' has a character called Missy played by Creator/ElizaDushku. Her first scene has her wearing...well, [[http://www.oocities.org/worstpageever/eliza/eliza050.jpg this.]]
* In ''Film/EndOfDays'', Satan is pleased when he runs into a teenager with a "Satan Rules" t-shirt. The guy tells him to go screw himself and wasn't a true Satanist in any case, so the Devil literally throws him under a bus.
* In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', Lowery is wearing a shirt with the logo from the [[CallBack original]] Film/JurassicPark. Claire feels this is rather [[DudeNotFunny inappropriate]], given the deaths of the first film.
* This is a lot of Peter's wardrobe in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', when not in the Spidey suit; almost all of them are science themed, including one reference to ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': "The physics are theoretical, but the fun is real!"

* Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse:
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresTheAlsoPeople The Also People]]'', riffing off the Doctor's tendency to introduce himself with the sentence "Hello, I'm the Doctor and this is my friend [companion's name]", mentions that on a previous adventure the Doctor's then-companions bought a matched set of shirts from a custom screen-printing stall saying "Hello, I'm Ace and this is my friend the Doctor", "Hello, I'm Benny and this is my friend the Doctor" and "Hello, I'm the Doctor and this is my friend [delete where applicable]".
** In ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresEarthworld EarthWorld]]'', Anji thinks about getting a t-shirt that says, "I'm a Main Character, Don't Kill Me", in the hopes that it will help her survive her unwanted adventures in time and space.
** In ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresTheTomorrowWindows The Tomorrow Windows]]'', the Doctor gets involved in an election and Fitz gets a shirt made that says "I'm Voting for the Doctor" with a picture of the Doctor's face.
* The ''Literature/PercyJackson'' novels are filled to the brim with funny t-shirts/hats/what have you.
* [[TheFairFolk Maeve]], the Winter Lady of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', gets one in each of her appearances; the first reads "Off with his head" and the second reads "Your boyfriend wants me". Both of them are very tight.
** Thomas (a White Court vampire) showed up as a second in a human vs. vampire duel. He wore a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' shirt to the event.
** Harry Dresden himself is really fond of these: "Invest in America—Buy a Congressman", "Eat it? I wouldn't sit on it" (worn by Susan in Fool Moon, but it was Harry's), "Pre-Fectionist", "Come to the Dork Side. Do not make me destroy you.", and Molly got one too: "If you can read this, you’d better have bought me dinner" in really small letters and ''maybe'' even Michael: "John 3:16"
*** "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."? That's not very funny
*** As the ''WebComic/{{xkcd}}'' example below shows not all ''Fun T-Shirts'' are that funny, but considering who Michael is and what happens to him later that Bible verse is beautifully in character and is a brilliant piece of {{Foreshadowing}}.
** In the comic version of "Storm Front" we see "Easter has been canceled / They found the body" and "Magic Man".
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' which suggests that "fun" is a horrible over-stimulated experience completely unrelated to actually enjoying oneself, and says one of the signs is a shirt reading "I Want It!"
** [[Discworld/GoingPostal Ask Me About Pins!]]
** Ponder Stibbons in ''Discworld/TheLastHero'' wears one that says "Actually I Am A Rocket Wizard".
** CMOT Dibbler ''invents'' slogan-ized T-shirts in ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', although it's the Dean's "Born To Rune" leather coat that actually gets laughs.
* In ''Literature/NightWatch'', the comic relief wears a T-shirt that depicts a Russian marine cutting the throat of an American soldier with the caption: "We can remind who won World War II!"
* In the ''Literature/CutAndRun'' series, Special Agent Ty Grady has a very large collection of these T-shirts. He gets a new one every couple of months from his Force Recon teammates. Most of the early ones revolve around his status as a law enforcement officer.
* In ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus,'' Ms. Frizzle always wears a dress {{Foreshadowing}} what the theme of the next book will be. (In the cartoon (see below) it's the theme of that episode, though.) In the final book her dress is covered in question marks.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' top cheerleader and resident mean girl Cheryl wears a white t-shirt to practice, like all the girls. Only hers says HBIC on the back, which stands for "Head Bitch In Charge."
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' Season 5, episode 3, "Had to borrow this from you, hope you don't mind". The apron he borrowed from a killer, to wear whilst killing him? Says Film/{{Natural Born|Killers}} [[{{Pun}} Griller]]
* ''Series/{{Entourage}}'' has an indie film director show up to a budget meeting wearing a shirt that says "SUITS SUCK" to show his attitude toward the businessmen that are present.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Jayne Cobb's t-shirt collection. This becomes a plot point in ''Serenity''. Alongside the famous hat, his shirts have become a major part of the Firefly [[TheMerch merch]] (and not only the Blue Sun one, but it is the most popular).
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'', "The One with the Tiny T-Shirt": "Now I'm going to do what Frankie says and Relax."
* Carly of ''Series/ICarly'' wears some t-shirts that are [[Radar/ICarly somewhat less wholesome than one may expect]] on a children's show, including 'Peanut Butter Love' and 'Parole Baby.'
* Many geek jokes and references in ''Series/{{The IT Crowd}}'' came from Roy's t-shirt collection, featuring such things as the Atari logo, a big number 42, the 256th level of Pacman, one that just said "RTFM" in big letters, and one of ''Webcomic/DieselSweeties'' indie rock t-shirts, among others. [[http://itcrowdshirts.com/index.html Here's]] a full list of Roy's shirts over the course of the series.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Life}}'', our heroes examine the body of a Zen master wearing an "I'm with stupid" shirt—except that the arrow is pointing up. Charlie thinks it's some sweet Zen.
* Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis did a bit on their 1990s BBC sketch show about T-shirts that included suggesting that the 'UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler: European Tour 1939-1945' T-shirt should be set as part of History [=GCSEs=] (as it's "tasteless but historically accurate").
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had two examples:
** In the episode in which Marcy and Steve lose their house (after Peg mistook a wrecking crew looking for a "Steve's Roadhouse" as looking for "Steve Rhodes's House"), Steve is given one of Al's T-shirts to sleep in. The T-shirt reads, "I'm Married. Shoot Me!"
** In the episode in which Marcy realizes that she got drunk and married a man named Jefferson, the T-shirt she has on reads, "I Went To Clyde's No-Blood-Test-Needed Wedding Chapel and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt."
* Oh, ''Series/MythBusters'' and your crazy T-shirts, mostly worn by Adam and mostly showing quotes made popular by him.
* ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' has Charlie frequently wearing '{{nerd}}' shirts, (in case we weren't certain) including one with the pi symbol made up with the digits of pi.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Incredibly white J.D. once wore a shirt that said "Black By Popular Demand." He was called a "cracker" and took it as a compliment.
* On ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', an episode in the first season has [=McKay=] wearing a T-shirt reading, "I'm With Genius," with an arrow pointing upward.
** On ''Series/StargateUniverse'', Eli wears a "You Are Here" T-shirt. And he's stuck with it because of the LimitedWardrobe.
* In the ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone New Twilight Zone]]'' DealWithTheDevil episode "I of Newton", the Devil wears a T-shirt with a slogan on it, and the slogan changes whenever the camera isn't looking.
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'', except it's the hats. Oh, then there's the "Problem Solvers" episode where Tracy and Jenna decide to solve problems together and get t-shirts with one saying "Solvers" and the other "The Problem". After switching shirts, they both end up wearing shirts saying "The Problem".
* Ditto ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', and there's even a Web site that keeps track of them (as well as the Fun Non-T-Shirt items, including a shower curtain). The "RockPaperScissors Lizard Spock" segment spawned its own Fun T-Shirt, as well. Sheldon is fond of superhero logos, including some that are rather obscure or at least take a moment to place (such as the symbol on the ''[[Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero Greatest American Hero]]'' suit).
** One episode had Raj wearing the "Personal Soundtrack T-Shirt"[[note]]Which has a speaker in front and a wired remote that can be "programmed" with micro-SD cards[[/note]]. He enters the comic book shop to [[Franchise/StarWars the Imperial March]] and, when he hears good news, starts dancing to the Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited".
* H.M. Murdock from ''Series/TheATeam'' wears sloganized T-shirts all through the series, that may or may not relate to the plot of the episode. Of note was a set of two T-shirts indicating the imminent end of the series ("Almost Fini", "Fini").
** Sometimes they tended to be covered by his brown leather jacket, but other T-shirts Murdock wore include a tuxedo T-shirt, "I STAND FIRMLY BEHIND THIS," and "Whatever happened to the Baltimore Colts?" (which can be a FunnyAneurysmMoment if you know how the Colts ended up moving to Indianapolis).
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' with "Blink"? There are [[http://www.cafepress.com/phonebox real shirts]] [[http://www.cafepress.com/phonebox.171362073 (As well as... ahem, other articles of clothing)]] with the famous motto:
--> '''The Doctor:''' [on video] The Angels have the phone box.
--> '''Larry:''' "The Angels have the phone box." That's my favourite; I've got that on a T-shirt!
** While not a funny t-shirt per se, in ''The Empty Child'', much is made of the fact that Rose Tyler is wandering around London in 1941 with a [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead Union Jack t-shirt]].
* The title character in the live-action version of Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka had several fun t-shirts, the most popular ones being the black shirt with a white star and another that said "Born to Lose."
* Pim Diffy of ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'' is quite fond of the [[DeadpanSnarker snarky ones]].
* Naomi Campbell from ''Series/{{Skins}}'' has one that reads, "I ♥ CRAP".
* Debbie wears one of these in every episode of the U.S. ''Series/QueerAsFolk'' that features her. And she's in 79 of them!
* ''Series/NoahsArc'': This is a standard part of both Noah and Ricky's wardrobe, seen at least OncePerEpisode.
* Mr G on ''Series/SummerHeightsHigh'' wears shirts from his previous musical productions, one being "Tsunamarama" - a musical about the 2005 Asian tsunami set to the music of Bananarama.
* In ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', Mac usually wears a T-shirt with some design and/or funny writing.
* Paul Merton has worn a few on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou''.
* This was a shtick of frequent ''Series/MatchGame'' panelist Fannie Flagg. This may have led to the time Richard Dawson appeared wearing a sweater that said, "Fannie Flagg Wears Falsies".
* Xander and Oz of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' are commonly seen wearing various funny T-shirts. They even seem to own some that are identical, unless they borrow each others' clothes...
* On ''Series/TheFlash2014'' Cisco Ramon's wardrobe is composed almost entirely of these.
* [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Charlie Bradbury]] tends to wear nerdy ones.
* Tom from ''Series/FatherTed'' wears a tshirt with the phrase "[[Series/{{Dallas}} I Shot JR]]''.

* From Music/{{Gorillaz}}, fictional vocalist 2D has a tendency to this, drawn to him by artist Jamie Hewlett. Shirts with words and pics, like [[Franchise/ResidentEvil T-Virus]] (a nod to his love for zombies), Shoot To Ill, Tazar Yoot, ''Captain Howdie'' (a nod to ''Film/TheExorcist''), a ''SpiderMan shirt'', Orphan, a kitten with the word ''Kinky'' under it, Killer Look, and even just the number 3. The list goes on and on.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'': Travis Touchdown's shirts. Reward for the most appropriate one goes to "You say PSYCHO Like It's a Bad Thing" (PSYCHO being [[RealMenWearPink in pink letters]]).
* Travis Bell in ''VideoGame/{{Killer 7}}'' wears a variety of muscle shirts throughout the game, usually bearing one-word slogans that sometimes tie into the plot. The one exception is a powder-blue tuxedo in a church. However, if you look closely, he's still wearing one of the shirts underneath.
* In ''VideoGame/NetHack'', you can actually read T-shirts. You can check out the list of T-shirt messages here: http://nethackwiki.com/wiki/Shirt
** [[AndYourRewardIsClothes I explored the Dungeons of Doom and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!]]
* The HundredPercentCompletion bonus in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' is in the same vein. It says, "I Completed Vice City and All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt".
* In ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'', Melee Island's treasure turned out to be a shirt reading "I found the legendary lost treasure of Melee Island and all I got was this lousy T-shirt".
* These shirts are common as part of the VirtualPaperDoll aspect of the ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' games. In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', Pierce founds the "Planet Saints" clothing chain just to sell off a warehouse of shirts with the gang's CatchPhrase "Saints Row, Bitches!".
* Hiroyuki Akiyama is a love interest in the [[RomanceGame BL game]] ''No, Thank You!!'' He sometimes wears a T-shirt that states "SWING. I go out with boys, I go out with girls, so I don't have to play with myself." According to his character introduction on Mangagamer's official blog (which is not safe for work), "Hiroyuki is straight (he has no idea what his shirt says) and he’s not really one to fool around with people casually––or at all even: he’s still a virgin."
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'':
** Your team's {{Adorkable}} BigGuy, Ryuji Sakamoto, wears a yellow T-shirt under his blazer with the word "ZOMG!" printed on it for his winter uniform, and a red one with "NO MO' RULES!" across the chest for his summer one. His winter casual wear includes a black shirt with a goofy yellow face, and his summer casual wear includes a sleeveless yellow shirt with two red shoeprints and the phrase "ON UR MARK!"
** Your nerdy MissionControl, Futaba Sakura, also has several. Her casual winter outfit includes an off-shoulder white top with five asterisks (***) as in a password prompt, while during summer, she wears a black top with a print of a disadvantageous Tetris screen with the phrase "NO WAY!!" printed underneath. Even her nightwear gets in on this, with a black T-shirt reading "JLMK!", an acronym for "Just Let Me Know!" and probably a reference to her role on the team.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* As a part of her casual attire, Misha from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' wears a bright pink shirt that says "BUSH CHENEY 2004".

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In the Flash animation [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/295165 "Geeks In Love,"]] there's one of these that's ''randomized''. The shirt changes every playthrough.
* There's the infamous WebAnimation/DeathBattle T-shirt, which is so awesome that [[ItMakesSenseInContext it beat every other T-shirt in the world in a fight to the death]]
* ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary'': In Episode 10, we have Dr. Havoc and his "Havoc Family Vacation" matching t-shirts.
-->'''Kim:''' ''({{Beat}})'' Yeah, I'm not gonna wear that.\\
'''Ally:''' [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Ew, dad.]]

* The main characters in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' wear T-shirts that generally involve some sort of indie or geeky MemeticMutation. When a shirt gets a favourable response from readers, it's [[{{Defictionalization}} made into a real shirt]] and [[TheMerch offered for sale]].
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in one strip where Marten explains to Pintsize how he manages to never wear the same shirt twice.
*** That was a guest comic, and possibly a good-natured TakeThat from a webcomic artist still working a day job...
*** And then, probably not coincidentally, Marten was later shown wearing one or two of his earlier shirts for a second time...
** In fact, lots of webcomics do the same thing, since that's how they stay funded.
* Helen Narbon's "evil" T-shirt in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' has an 'i' dotted with a heart. [[TroubledButCute Awwww]]. She also wears a succession of other cute T-shirts in the early strips at the expense of continuity. The author's notes version talks about each one in detail.
* Rumisiel from ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' has a T-shirt that has an unsmiling Smiley face and the words "Have a Day", which can also be bought from the comic's [[TheMerch store]]: [[http://24546.spreadshirt.com/us/US/Shop/Article/Index/article/Have-a-Day-1089306 Here.]]
* Used commonly in a Polish web comic [[http://kokoart.net/kokoart2 ''Random wanderer Tom saves the Earth. And Dog.'']], where one of the main characters, Wisnia (eng. Cherry), has an interactive T-shirt showing his emotional state. Clearly visible in [[http://kokoart.net/kokoart2/?p=38 this]] strip.
* ''Night School'' has the Mysterious Asylum Inmate with the "Emoticon Eyepatch" who wears a shirt that reads "[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Night_School/index.php?p=483400 Welcome to my happy place."]] It's not quite a T-Shirt, in fact I think it's on the character's straitjacket, but if they ever sell as T-Shirt with that on it, I'm buying one.
* Creator/KateBeaton's [[Webcomic/HarkAVagrant younger self]] frequently wears a shirt with a boat drawn on it, captioned: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Boat!]] The boat is excited for the invention of the T-shirt.
* ''WebComic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://www.xkcd.com/23/ shows us]] how some of those shirts might not be fun at all.
* Largo in ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' often wears T-shirts with 1337 slogans on it, which invariably become popular enough to sell in the site's online store.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0455.html "I killed a PC and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!"]] You can't buy the actual T-shirt, but you can buy a T-shirt with [[http://www.cafepress.com/orderofthestick/4071560 a hobgoblin wearing the T-shirt]].
** So it's a recursive T-shirt, then?
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Zoe occasionally wears surprisingly apropos t-shirts, such as [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=080725 "Why me?"]] [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=080903 "Gulp,"]] or [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=081010 "Next day."]]
* Many in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', including Jason's Godzilla shirt and Davan's St. Patrick's Day offering: "Kiss My Ass, It's Irish".
* ''Webcomic/SparklingGenerationValkyrieYuuki'': The god Thor arrives at one point wearing a T-shirt that reads, "Lightning! Fuck, yeah!"
* The ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''–themed T-shirt in [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/4/7/ this]] ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' strip.
* Immortals and aliens in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' tend to [[HiddenInPlainSight blend in with the general populace]] by virtue of wearing T-shirts that say things like, "You can't see me!" and "OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent." According to WordOfGod, the immortals really are InvisibleToNormals, so the T-shirts are really just for the reader's benefit.
* ''Webcomic/FarOutThere'' has quite a few of these, [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1027823/page-65-you-are-what-you-wear/ some of which]] have ended up becoming TheMerch.
* In ''Webcomic/HipsterHitler'', Hitler wears a variety of amusing joke t-shirts that include [[http://www.redbubble.com/people/hipsterhitler/t-shirts/6771999-1-triumph-of-the-chill "Triumph of the Chill,"]] [[http://www.redbubble.com/products/configure/6129009-"t-shirt Blitz or GTFO"]] and [[http://www.redbubble.com/people/hipsterhitler/t-shirts/5883233-3-heilvetica "heilvetica"]]
* Shannon in Webcomic/BloodyUrban has several. Usually he wears one that says 'Keep Calm and Carry On', but some other fun slogans include [[http://bloodyurban.smackjeeves.com/comics/1394968/a-visit-from-the-it-guy/ "Save a cow, eat a vegetarian"]] and [[http://asquidcalledzelda.deviantart.com/gallery/12034388?offset=24#/d3dg0yu "I Like NY platonically."]]
* In ''Webcomic/MenInHats'', Aram and Gamal get raptured, and [[http://www.meninhats.com/d/20030919.html return wearing souvenir T-shirts]].
* Shows up a few times in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. The most memorable reads "FOOLS! I will destroy you all! Ask me how!"
* ''Webcomic/{{Exiern}}'':
** Tiffany's [[http://www.exiern.com/?p=51 "Battle Shirt"]] which declares her to be a "wanton wench", proving if you can't read then you should be careful about whose translation you accept.
** After receiving a knighthood Tiffany gains a nightshirt with "A Knight's Front" on the front, and "A Knight's Tale" on the erm… [[{{Pun}} reverse]].
* In ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', Gary almost always wears geeky T-shirts which aren’t usually funny in themselves, but which somehow manage to reflect his mood or events in the strips in [[GeniusBonus subtle ways]].
* [[TheWoobie James]]' most worn t-shirt in ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'' is the GallowsHumor variety of fun as it has a target right over his heart. In the spin-off ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'' he also has several nautical themed ones (like one with an oldschool Old Spice ship logo)... [[DontExplainTheJoke he is an ex navy officer]].
* Tyler Dawn from ''{{Webcomic/morphE}}'' wears a Courage Wolf T-Shirt with the phrase "Roll a Crit. Kill them all." and Curio wears a shirt with </Sarcasm> written on it.
* In [[http://thewretchedoneswebcomic.com The Wretched Ones]], Charlie wears a shirt that says 'Stop Hammer Time' with the picture of a hammerhead shark.
* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', the RetiredBadass [[TheArchmage archmage]] Thomas Stratus [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0053.html snarks]] about having a "World's [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave Sexiest]] Great-Grandpa" tank top. [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0362.html Much later]], it's revealed that he wasn't kidding.
* ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'' practically ''overflows'' with these; they seem to be a favorite FunnyBackgroundEvent for the creator. A few have been {{defictionaliz|ation}}ed, most notably Isaac's t-shirt that simply reads [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin CLOTHING in block letters]].
* ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/85 #85,]] "How Odd (1)," and [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/86 #86,]] "How Odd (2)," were both made into [[TheMerch t-shirts]], as they work better that way than as comic strips.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In Episode 6 of the Wiki/TVTropes original show WebVideo/EchoChamber, Tom wears a shirt that depicts [[UpToEleven the Hindenberg crashing into the Titanic]] and is captioned "This is why we can't have nice things".
* In the Season 3 finale of ''The Tabletop Battlefield'', a video podcast discussing, well, tabletop gaming, one of the presenters gave another a T-shirt that read, "All the Dice Hate Me," with a bunch of dice all showing 1s.
* In ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', in the scene leading up to [[spoiler:Spoony's transformation into Dr. Insano]], he's wearing a shirt that reads "When I play doctor, I play to win."
* One of WebVideo/ThomasSanders' [[TheMerch T-shirts]] has one of his Misleading Compliments split in two; "They'll never find your body..." is on the front; "...more beautiful than I do!" is on the back.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** Kenny's mom has a T-shirt that reads, "← I'm with this idiot".
** The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' nerds wear corresponding shirts with one's reading "Resistance is futile!" while the other's shirt says "Yeah, resistance is futile!"
* UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun in ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' wore a shirt that read, "Tibet Sucks!"
* WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants and his best friend, Patrick, once bought matching "best friend" t-shirts with arrows that point to each other. HilarityEnsues when [=SpongeBob=] inadvertently lets the arrow point to someone else.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** In "Fat Man and Little Boy'', Bart started making and selling a range of subversive or offensive slogan T-shirts, which proved incredibly successful for about 22 minutes. This may have been a reference to the fact that many schools banned Simpsons T-shirts when the show was young, but this episode came much later.
** In "Hurricane Neddy", Ned Flanders' house is destroyed by a hurricane, so he and his family end up in the church shelter where his sons get some clothes.
--> '''Todd:''' We got new clothes from the donation bin! ''wearing a Music/ButtholeSurfers shirt'' I'm a surfer!
-->''Rod wears a T-shirt with "I'm With Stupid" on it and a pointed finger''
--> '''Rod:''' Look, Daddy, Todd is stupid and I'm with him. ''walks to Maude'' And now Mommy's stupid! ''chuckles''
** In an earlier episode when Homer helped getting Flanders' Leftorium back in business, Barney wears a T-shirt that reads, "Kiss Me, I'm Left-Handed", and has two women kissing him.
** In "Smart and Smarter", Maggie was believed to be smarter than Lisa. Lisa won a t-shirt saying "I'm with genius" and Maggie got one saying "I'm with jealous".
** In "The Springfield Files", the town is in a frenzy when Homer apparently gets footage of an alien. When everyone gathers at the time and place where the "alien" would arrive, Homer goes up to a stand selling "Homer Was Right" t-shirts,
-->'''Homer:''' ''(to Bart)'' You don't see any "Homer Is A Dope" t-shirts, do you?
-->'''Vendor:''' We sold those out in five minutes.
-->'''Homer:''' D'oh! ''(sees Marge and Maggie wearing those shirts)'' Marge, how could you?!
-->'''marge:''' These shirts are 100% cotton. And look at the fine stitching on "Dope".
* This was the main gimmick in Creator/HannaBarbera's old ''WesternAnimation/ShirtTales'' FunnyAnimal [[TheyFightCrime Who Fights Crime]] cartoon. Don't ask why a giant panda is the same size as a raccoon, and living in New York.
* Early Cuyler of ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'' is anatomically incapable of wearing T-shirts, but he does have a different slogan on his cap every episode.
-->'''Early (while defending himself in court)''': ......because you would see that my hat clearly reads "Gynecologist, Saturday Nights only". *elbow nudges the Judge* Hehehe, 'at's funnier than hell, I got that sumbitch at a truckstop in Ellijay.
* In the action figure line that spawned ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}''—but not in the cartoon—Berserko wore a T-shirt saying, "BAAAD is Good!"
* The main character of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' is always seen wearing a shirt that says [[{{Jerkass}} JERK]]. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin You can't accuse him of false advertising]].
* In the Apocalypse episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' Peter, after being declared mayor of New Quahog is seen wearing a shirt that says "Mayor This" with an arrow pointing to where his manhood should be.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' at the tourist trap on the moon they were selling shirts that said "I'm With Stupid On The Moon."
* Never seen, but in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', Numbuh 1 managed to get past Tolinator, when his only disguise was a t-shirt that said "[[PaperThinDisguise I'm Not Numbuh 1]]"
* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'': Brain once created a papier mache version of Earth and planned to convince everyone to move there by offering free t-shirts with "I love Chia-Earth" on them to anyone who agreed so he'd rule the original Earth. [[RuleOfFunny It worked]]. Brain soon found out how lonely it is to rule a world where he and Pinky are the only living people. Then [[ItMakesSenseInContext a meteor destroyed Earth]] and Brain decided to spend "every night" trying to take over Chia-Earth.
* On ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls,'' [[CloudCuckooLander Mabel]] has an UnlimitedWardrobe of silly sweaters that she makes herself. Sometimes they relate to the plot of the episode, but usually they're just there for humor and/or characterization.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus,'' [[CoolTeacher Ms. Frizzle]]'s dress always reflects whatever the episode's lesson is going to be (though see above under "Literature").

[[folder:Real Life]]
* ''"Lady wearing an ''"[[http://dlisted.com/2014/11/07/lady-wearing-an-i-heart-crystal-meth-t-shirt-gets-busted-for-you-know-where-this-is-going/ I Heart Crystal Meth]]"'' T-Shirt gets busted for [[StupidCrooks You Know Where This Is Going]].
* [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Bruce Vilanch]] has a long history of wearing these.
* The "Choose life" shirts Wham! used to wear.
* [=ThinkGeek=], a nerd merchandise Web site, has a delightful collection of shirts. Everything from the "+20 Shirt of Smiting" to the ''[[http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/interactive/ interactive shirts]]'': battery-powered shirts which allow even more hilarity to ensue.
* The number of Web sites that offer T-shirts for sale is staggering, but woot.com stands out because the designs are made by site participants, the shirts change every day, and the designs themselves are usually pretty funny or artsy, not to mention unique.
* Underoos now sells the T-shirts in adult sizes, complete with the logos looking like the paint cracked.
* Film crews have occasionally used these to make barbs about directors. During the filming of ''Film/BladeRunner'', the (American) crew reacted to an impolitic interview comment by Creator/RidleyScott about preferring British crews for their "Yes Guv'nor" attitude; their T-shirts read "Yes Guv'nor MY ASS", Scott and some of the production staff shot back with "Xenophobia Sucks". Creator/JamesCameron (a PrimaDonnaDirector which is a lightning rod for {{Troubled Production}}s) [[https://books.google.com/books?id=t9tQeeP0ICUC&pg=PA59 has been the target of several]], including "You can't scare me. I work for James Cameron", "Life's [[Film/TheAbyss Abyss]] and then you Dive", and "Franchise/{{Terminator}} 3? Not with me!".
** Also on set for ''Film/{{Alien}}'' cast members wore shirts saying "Will Rogers never met Creator/RidleyScott", playing off the famous humorist's famous line.
* For an actor example, Creator/ChristianBale described his ''Film/BatmanBegins'' suit as "It's hot, dark and sweaty and it gives me a headache". The crew emblazoned this in shirts since it works well as a DoubleEntendre.
* Before the release of her album ''Enchant'', Music/EmilieAutumn tried to get a mainstream contract, but the recording company man acted so condescending towards her that she snapped and wrote in the white T-shirt she was wearing "Sorry, was I thinking again?". She later made a photo session wearing that particular t-shirt, and released versions of it with her other merchandise.
** She also has a [[VulgarHumor "Cocky Von Murdertits"-shirt. With a print that makes it look like she's covered in blood.]]
* Another making jabs at the media: Danica Patrick made a lot of news with her rookie performance in the 2005 Indianapolis500; her fourth-place finish seemed to overshadow certain other items in the race, to the point where two weeks later Buddy Rice and Vitor Meira were seen wearing shirts reading 'Danica's Teammate' and 'Danica's Other Teammate'. Dan Wheldon got in on it; his was 'Actually won the Indy 500'.
* Creator/DavidTennant was known to wear T-shirts reading, "[[http://cheezburger.com/TemplateView.aspx?ciid=7572642 Trust me, I'm a doctor]]," during his run on ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* Creator/GeorgeLucas [[http://www.geekologie.com/2008/05/29/han-shot-first.jpg wearing a "Han Shot First" shirt]].
* Ben Burtt has said that the sound crew for [[Franchise/StarWars the first movie]] had t-shirts with an image of a Tusken Raider holding a boom mic over his head and the phrase "It's sound people, or worse!"
* Creator/TerryPratchett liked his custom T-shirts. For example, after it had been announced he was one of two authors who had five novels in the Big Read Top 100 books, he arrived at the 2004 Discworld Convention in a shirt reading "Less Dead Than [[Creator/CharlesDickens Dickens]]".
** "Tolkien is dead. J.K. Rowling said no. Philip Pullman couldn't make it. Hi, I'm Terry Pratchett."
* There are t-shirts for [[http://www.zazzle.com/tvtropes* this very wiki.]]
* Creator/KevinSmith tells a story about the making of ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' where then junkie [[Film/TheViewAskewniverse Jason Mewes]] fell asleep during shooting. On being woken up his retort of "They just keep saying the same shit over and over" was so lauded as a perfect summation of the filming process that it became the crew t-shirt slogan for the production.
* The stage crew for the San Diego Comic Con Masquerade event have been known to wear black t-shirts reading "Stage Ninja: You Can't See Me."
* Ben Goldacre's ''Literature/BadScience'' website sells a number of t-shirts. One is downright meta; it bears the phrase "I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that", which he uses a lot while demolishing pseudoscience (and is also the title of one of his books), but he says its true power is revealed ''when you stand next to someone else wearing a t-shirt with a slogan''.