Always a good idea to keep extra fur around...
Brian, quick, grab some money. Brian:
(Picks up a handful of cash and stuffs it in his sides) Stewie:
Y-you have pockets? Are you putting that in pockets? That's so cute.
In animation, sometimes a Funny Animal
who doesn't appear to wear any clothing actually does
; the fur that covers their bodies is actually a removable suit. This can be revealed in a few ways; perhaps a Non Fatal Explosion
goes off, leaving our character in Ash Face
and furless, with only Goofy Print Underwear
on. Or, the character can remove their fur voluntarily by using a zipper that was never there before. It's almost always Played for Laughs
. This can also provide a loophole around Non Humans Lack Attributes
, hence the character will usually react in embarrassment after their fur has been removed.
There is a variant of this trope in which an animal character has pockets as part of his/her actual physiology. Those pockets are most commonly located on the thighs. Another variant involves animal lifting the fur or skin on his or her leg to reveal a sexy woman's leg
Both variants can also work with feathers, or more rarely, scales and skin. Not to be confused with Pretty in Mink
or Fur and Loathing
, though any of those might be referenced for the sake of humor
Compare Removable Shell
for the shelled animal variant. Subtrope of Appropriate Animal Attire
. See also Exposed Extraterrestrials
and Fur Is Skin
Examples of Removable Fur:
Fur Pockets Variant Examples:
- Bugs Bunny from Looney Tunes was often portrayed with "pockets" on his furry thighs, that he'd keep his hands in or pull carrots out of.
- An interesting version appears in "Rabbit Hood" when Bugs pulls a paper and pen out of the side of his chest as if he was wearing a coat.
- In an episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Spike the dragon is suddenly given a pocket in his scales, which he pulls a gemstone out of.
- As with the dragons from Dragon Tales.
- To be fair, they are referred to as "pouches."
- In "Road to the Pilot", Stewie notices Brian has body pockets on his thighs and thinks it's "so cute". Brian himself has since confirmed, however, that his fur isn't his clothing.
- In The Great Mouse Detective Fidget the bat is briefly shown to have a pocket on the inside of his wing as he's searching for the checklist that he lost.
- Malloy from Brickleberry has body pockets on his thighs.
- Marsupials can be a Real Life example of this, though in fiction they are often unrealistically shown carrying a wide variety of anything in their pockets.
- Brian on Family Guy was actually this early on.