"Creating a tempest whirling at speeds of a hundred kilometers per hour around the target, whilst the target herself feels nothing but the soft touch of a gentle breeze! Truly the ultimate wind technique for granting the dreams of men!!"A female character's skirt or dress gets lifted by a sudden gust of wind; often in a comedic manner. Bonus points if the wind is sudden and unexpected, causing the woman to shriek and try to push the skirt back down. Oftentimes the woman actually enjoys the experience, or at least the attention it gets her. The Trope Namer and most iconic example, of course, is Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch standing over the subway vent (see picture). Which is often parodied by having the character adopt Monroe's pose from the scene. May or may not result in a Panty Shot, depending on the presence or lack of underwear, the angle it's seen from, and the victim's reaction time (for some reason, they always tend to be quicker on the draw when it's seen from the front). Rule 34 most definitely applies here as the subject is Fetish Fuel for a fairly wide audience. Despite all this the trope isn't exclusively female. Male versions are known to exist with a Man in a Kilt as well. For voluntary examples see Show Some Leg. Often used as a Modeling Pose.
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- A male kilt example with this Sierra Mist commercial, featuring Patton Oswalt stepping out of a St. Paddy's Day parade to do The Marilyn Maneuver. Quoth an onlooker, "That's just wrong, Dad."
- Sometimes seen in commercials from the 1970s, '80s, and '90s for products like pantyhose (back when a lot more women wore them than do today), Nair (see Image Links above), or any other product designed to make a woman's legs look nicer.
- In Australia's Avis Super Savers ad from the late '80s, a blonde Avis girl walks past a line of cars with men leaning out to watch her, then opens the door of another car, causing the air conditioner to blow her red dress up and around as if she's standing over a fan (matching panties can be just barely glimpsed). The all-male line of drivers get a rear view of her and hoot with delight.
- In a 2014 commercial for Pepsi Wild Cherry, a woman's white dress with cherry patterns billows quickly after a man pops the cap off a bottle of the beverage. Then, the cherry patterns fizzle away or dissolve as the man drinks the soda.
- Sprite commercials from the late '80s, featuring the freestyle group The Cover Girls, would include them twirling in flirty skirts as they danced, revealing their panties.
- A promo for Cartoon Network's Cartoon Theater involves Red Hot Riding Hood, dressed as the Columbia Pictures Torch Lady, trying to get her torch lit, followed by the wind blowing up her dress before the view quickly pans away.
- Snickers had two Seven Year Itch spoofs in 2016, the year that would have marked Marilyn Monroe's 90th birthday.
- A commercial set during the filming of the movie has a cranky Marilyn mess up the maneuver, then complain about the improbability and inconvenience of a woman wearing heels while standing on a subway grate. Even after a break for Snickers gets Marilyn in the proper mood to complete the scene, the man operating the fan underneath the grate admits doubting that it will make the final cut.note
- A New York video billboard treated passer-bys to the sight of Marilyn on the vent. If someone stared too long, Marilyn would change into Willem Dafoe, and scold viewers for gawking.
- An ad for Plus 500 features a celebrity having her skirt blown up by a leaf blower to reveal an ad on her knickers.
- A French Eau de Gloss commercial features a woman having her dress blow up in the wind revealing striped panties.
- A Rover MG commercial features two guys in a car who zoom past a girl on the sidewalk and make her long red dress fly up. In the uncensored version, one can see that the woman is Going Commando.
- A 2007 Ukrainian advertisement for Russian telecommunications company Beeline includes a scene with several couples dancing, cutting to a very low shot just as one dancer performs a twirl that makes her dress fly way up. In one version of the ad, this dancer is wearing white panties, while in a second version with a slightly different voiceover, she isn't wearing any panties at all. When thats version hit the internet and quickly became quite widespread, the company responded to the ensuing scandal by claiming that it was the result of digital image editing.
Anime & Manga
- Shugo spies two female PCs in the middle of this in .hack//DUSK. Someone on the dev team for The World must have done quite a bit of research, as Shugo is quite enamored with the "bump mapping."
- Happen in Season 2 of Ah My Buddha with a pervy ghost that use wind-based power to lift schoolgirl's skirt.
- An accidental one occurs in Ah! My Goddess Chapter 5 when Sayoko pressures Keiichi to date her, and boy... does the System Force responds!
- Yuuji's bright idea in Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts, complete with the white dress, at least in Yuuji's head, that is.
- The indirect cause of the entire plot of Bakemonogatari.
- Momiji in episode 10 of Blue Seed in one of many Panty Shot scenes.
- Happens to some passing schoolgirls in Chobits, just as Chi happens to be on a quest for underpants.
- At the end of an otherwise serious episode of Detective Conan, where Kogoro discovers one of his old friends resorted to murder, he cheers himself up by looking out the window of his second floor office during a gusty day.
- Several times to Shizuka in Doraemon with natural wind or, more often, caused by Doraemon's gadget.
- In the Fullmetal Alchemist manga, this is parodied on one of the omake pages, where Al's loincloth blows up.
- During the Hamtaro episode, "The Scary Principal!", said Principal chases a group of hamsters through the school hall. His speed creates a wind-tunnel which in turn causes a girl's skirt to blow up. While she reacts quickly and nothing is shown, it's still cut from the English dub.
- At the begining of the first OVA adaptation of the visual novel Harukoi Otome, a strong gust of wind leads not to one but seven panty shots in quick succession. No surprise, this being a Hentai anime.
- Hayate the Combat Butler
- Subverted when Hayate is worried about this happening at least at two different points, but both girls cheerfully announce that they are actually wearing shorts underneath their skirts so if he makes some wind that is okay!
- Also played straight when he does this to Maria while demonstrating his new Finishing Move.
- Seen in a chapter of Sgt. Frog, when Momoka is shown doing this as part of her "sex appeal" training.
- Twice in Love Hina; to Naru when they're returning from Pararakelse and to Mutsumi during his meeting with Keitaro.
- When Shamal from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha uses her magical device Klarer Wind to heal the protagonists, her dress does this.
- Happen in episode 5 of Magical Idol Pastel Yumi to titular character.
- Several times in Mahou Sensei Negima!
- Jack Rakan even has a technique that's solely meant to invoke this trope after he's stolen his opponents' panties. See page quote.
- Yue accidentally does it to herself once when she's trying to demonstrate some wind magic.
- Also used early in the manga as a side effect of Negi's sneezes when they don't cause Clothing Damage.
- There is a Once per Episode gag in Maicchingu Machiko Sensei where the main character's skirt if flipped up one way or another (for example, putting fans on the ground). She always ends up in this pose (the "Maicchingu" pose is a Japanese anime trope in an of itself). Female students are not immune and join in the pose.
- Natsuki in the fourth episode of Mai-HiME. And she wasn't wearing panties.
- Asuka's introduction in Neon Genesis Evangelion; her sun dress gets blown up by a breeze.
- In Oku-sama wa Mahou Shoujo Ureshiko accidentally causes this to herself at the beginning of the first episode.
- In Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, a perverted ghost possessing a car drives fast enough to raise skirts with his slipstream.
- It happens in an Imagine Spot to Ash's mother Delia in Pokémon when walking to a movie premiere on a windy day.
- Happen to the girls in "Sasuga No Sarutobi" when the main character, the young ninja Sarutobi, use his wind-based techniques.
- Happens to Haruko in Slam Dunk, when Sakuragi is running around like the Large Ham he is.
- In Soul Eater, Hero causes a mass occurrence of this by swinging Excalibur really hard, just to show off and enjoy the view.
- Happens to Ling Ling in Steam Detectives, providing Narutaki with a valuable clue to a recent string of robberies. Unfortunately for him, she interprets his comments completely differently...
- Several times in Strawberry 100% to Aya and Nishino, especially the first to show her strawberries panties. Happen to Satsuki in the anime also when Manaka meet her the first time.
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- Saki tried to invoke this to seduce Rito when she tried to beat Lala by stealing her boyfriend. But he totally ignores her.
- A chapter has an alien cold virus makes Lala act shy and feminine. When a gust of wind blows up Lala's skirt, revealing her panties, Lala is immediately embarrassed and asks Rito if he saw called him "ecchi" in a cute mode.
- Oshizu does this to herself, when in a game where she plays the role of a ninja that uses a wind style technique, revaling her panties.
- The cover of What if No One Was Watching the Watcher? featured Uatu the Watcher doing this.
- Cheryl Blossom from Archie Comics in a cover◊ from her mini-series "Cheryl go to Hollywood" homage Marilyn.
- Natacha: The album cover of "Instantanés pour Caltech" features Natacha both in a Marilyn Maneuver as well as a "The Yellow 'M'" Shout-Out.
- This happens to Fanny in De Kiekeboes album "De Medusa Stichting".
- An old "The Lighter Side Of..." cartoon in MAD featured men reminscing how much fun it was to let the ventilator lift up women's dresses when they were younger. Nowadays they consider it to be less fun, since women's skirts gradually became smaller. They've become tighter too, so one isn't even guaranteed a lifting anymore.
- Parodied in a strip of The Argyle Sweater. A woman is standing over a subway vent holding her dress like the famous Marilyn Monroe shot...rather than go inside the laundromat and use the clothes dryers there.
Films — Animation
- Happens to the constellation of Virgo near the end of the song "Zero to Hero" from Hercules as Herc and Pegasus fly through the night sky, causing a nebula surrounding the constellation as if it were wearing a dress to fly up, causing Virgo's dress to blow off as the two fly away.
- In Spirited Away, this is what happens when Haku dashes past the slug-spirit girls while trying to keep Chihiro from being discovered.
- This was played with during the Fairy Godmother's Song in Shrek 2.
- In the Disney Acid Sequence "Round My Family Tree" from The Tigger Movie, a Marylin Monroe version of Tigger does this only to be blown straight up and across the horizon.
Films — Live-Action
- The Trope Codifier and iconic example, of course, is Marilyn Monroe's white dress in The Seven Year Itch. However, Kelly LeBrock's scene from The Woman in Red is also well known, and is frequently parodied in Europe (particularly Italy), perhaps because The Woman in Red itself is nearly a shot-for-shot remake of the 1976 French film Un éléphant ça trompe énormément, also known as Pardon Mon Affaire.
- In 2000's 2001: A Space Travesty, a flight attendant (Stephanie Dumolin-Shaw) climbs up a ladder on a space shuttle and her dress blows up from behind, showing off her nearly nude booty that can still be seen through clear pantyhose (she doesn't seem to be wearing any panties), due to a lack of gravity and Marshal Dix (Leslie Nielsen) checks her out.
- In The Awful Truth, a nightclub singer does a tasteless number called "My Dreams Are Gone With The Wind" in which her skirts are disturbed by blasts of air from below every time she sings "gone with the wind."
- In the film version of The Who's rock opera, Tommy, during the song, "Eyesight To The Blind", Eric Clapton is the leader of a church that worships Marilyn Monroe, and a statue of her in this pose is the centerpiece. Worshipers believe they can be healed by touching the statue. When Tommy's mother tries to get him to kneel down to kiss the statue's feet, he accidentally knocks it over, causing it to shatter.
- In the 1981 Italian fantasy comedy, Bollenti Spiriti, Marta (Gloria Guida) has this moment. After a gas station attendant pumps too much air in a car tire of Marta's car and another gas station attendant makes him deflate it somewhat, the air from the pump causes Marta's flimsy, pleated, pink skirt to get caught in an updraft, putting her white panties on display, and she struggles to hold it back down in place.
- Bruce from Bruce Almighty uses his new God powers to blow up a woman's skirt.
- The Covenant: the boys use their powers to settle a bet on what kind of panties a waitress at the bar is wearing by blowing up her skirt. The boy who bets that she is Going Commando wins.
- Danger: Diabolik has Valmont's mistress doing this, while standing stupidly close to an airplane's trap door.
- In another racing movie, Driven from 2001, the draft from a speeding race car causes a blonde's (who's standing in line) skirt to lift up, she lets out an abrupt shriek and she turns around while trying to pull it back down in place.
- The sequel Evan Almighty has a poster parodying the trope.
- When the requisite super weapon is activated in the Kaiju parody Geharha: The Dark and Long Haired Monster, it creates strong wind currents that starts throwing abandoned vehicles around and blows up one random woman's skirt. The scene of the latter gets a thumbs up from the machine's activators.
- The 1986 Italian comedy Grandi Magazzini has a scene where two Fanservice Extras dance on a ventilation grate and offer up Panty Shots for our viewing pleasure. One woman is a Kelly LeBrock lookalike wearing the red dress from The Woman in Red. The other is a long-haired blonde wearing Marilyn Monroe's iconic white dress. See Image Links above or this borderline NSFW 40-second video.
- Parodied — gruesomely — in The House Bunny, where Anna Faris' character tries the Marilyn Maneuver while standing over an open manhole... and gets scalded. We then see her recovering from her injuries with a male companion in a restaurant, and her legs are heavily bandaged with gauze - and those areas that aren't bandaged have ugly welts on them. It's as if the filmmakers wanted to guilt-trip the audience by saying: "You bastards! You were laughing and hooting at this!"
- Darkly parodied in the film Insignificance, in which Marilyn Monroe's — sorry, The Actress's skirt billows up in response to a nuclear blast and catches fire... Fortunately it's All Just a Dream of The Scientist.
- Clara Bow, one of the earliest examples of Ms. Fanservice, has this happen to her at an amusement park in It, some thirty years before the Trope Namer.
- In the second The Italian Job, Lyle talks about a stereo "so loud, it blows off women's clothing." We see him actually use this at the end, but the results of the blaring stereo are avoided through a Sexy Discretion Shot.
- During the opening credits of the 1995 film Panther (which is a fictionalized account of the uprising of The Black Panther Party), there are scenes in which a boy riding a bicycle notices a woman in a green hat and dress named Bernadette is at a bus stop. The boy peddles toward her checking her out and sees a bus driving across the street, heading in their direction. The boy anticipates the draft from the passing bus to blow up Bernadette's dress, which evidently does, she gasps and is mortified. When her dress gets lifted, rather than holding that down, she holds on to her hat to keep that from getting blown away and raises one leg, knee bent forward, to hide part of her unmentionables, which are white panties with matching girdle (or corset). The boy enjoys the view and gets a snicker out of it.
- Marilyn Monroe's scene was copied in Pulp Fiction, by a Marilyn impersonator. Since she was a waitress at a Fifties-theme restaurant, this is presumably a regular occurrence. Unlike Marilyn in her movie, the impersonator lets her skirt go all the way up.
- In Putting Pants on Philip, one of the first Laurel and Hardy films, this happens to a kilted Stan on more than one occasion. The last time, we see only the shocked reactions of the onlookers because his tartan underpants had fallen down a few moments earlier.
- Christine gets a big one at the end of 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion thanks to the downdraft from a helicopter.
- Appears in The Smurfs when Smurfette has the vent blowing up air into her skirt.
- This happens in 1916 Mack Sennett short film The Surf Girl. Seriously. Older Than Television.
- Happened near the beginning of the 2001 movie Tart starring Dominique Swain, but wasn't that good. The video cover was better than the actual scene. She wore a mini Catholic school skirt and was already walking halfway out of frame by the time her skirt went up. You need Widescreen or to zoom out to even see it properly!
- Also happens in Torque (2004) to show just how fast they're driving... among other things.
- In Wrongfully Accused, Leslie Nielsen ends up in this situation while infiltrating a Scottish pipe band, complete with kilts. His legs are suspiciously shapely, and there is a sound effect similar to blowing into a glass bottle.
- Leslie Ann Warren does a dance routine in Victor/Victoria in honor of Chicago (the Windy City!), where wires simulating the wind lift, and eventually pull off her dress.
- In the 1998 film, Woo (the eponymous character portrayed by Jada Pinkett Smith), a breeze blows under the helm of her loose-fitting, pink mini dress as she walks down a sidewalk, nearly high enough to show her goodies. A bicyclist ogling at her gets so distracted he doesn't watch where he's going, crashing into the side of a sewer pipe and falling off his bike.
- In the 1982 Scott Baio comedy Zapped, a Fanservice Extra at the prom does one by climbing on a table while a strong wind blows through the gym. She ends up getting more than she bargained for when her dress is then blown completely off of her — the woman ends up topless.
- In the 1981 Italian Film 1981 Asso, Asso wants his wife to make a good first impression to a rich banker by turning on the vent behind her lifting her dress.The scene is hot that it even break's the banker's glasses
- Ginger dreamt this scene in Moving Pictures (which contains innumerable Shout Outs to classic movies).
- Intentionally invoked by Maureen Smith, Lazarus Long's mother (with all that implies), in Robert A. Heinlein's Time Enough for Love, complete with Vapor Wear. Interestingly, the time period in which this occurs significantly predates Marilyn Monroe, but Maureen was always ahead of her time.
- Featured on the cover sleeve to a book by Joan Rivers called The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abramowitz where she imitates Marilyn on the front cover... and intentionally hiking up her dress on the back of the book!
- In The Takers, a modern-day Indiana Jones pastiche by Jerry Ahern, Mary-Frances Mulrooney's skirt has a habit of blowing up providing everyone with a Panty Shot. She gets a Wolf Whistle too while boarding a nuclear submarine. A naval officer tells off the seaman responsible, then explains that none of the women who boarded earlier got a whistle like that.
- One of Russ Abbot's sketch shows played with this trope. A Scotsman walks over a grating and is disconcerted to find the air blowing his kilt up. The next grating he comes to, he's ready for... except that it's an air intake, and pulls his kilt clean off.
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- Shirley Brahms for three times (twice her undergarments can be seen) in episode "The Club". Mr. Lucas pushes a button on a wall and a draft from a floor vent causes her skirts (she's seen in two, different outfits when this occurs) to billow up due to her being near it as a joke, and put her white bustier/corset with matching knickers on display.
- The secretary Miss Belfridge tries to keep down her pink dress and avoid flashing her white panties when it flows up from an electric fan in "Monkey Business".
- One of the games on the Spanish Game Show El gran juego de la oca features each member of the dance squad wearing a Marilyn-style dress and a different colored garter on one leg. After all eight took turns dancing on a wind machine, the contestant then has to slide a colored garter up each girl's other leg that matched the one she was already wearing.
- Married... with Children: Bud Bundy rigs an air vent to do this to his date at a school function. It works perfectly... except Marcy ends up the victim.
- The show does a homage when Abby dresses as Marilyn Monroe for the Halloween episode.
- Also happens to DiNozzo's fantasy of Kate, though in that case she is dressed in a Catholic school uniform.
- Late night sketch show O.T.T. parodied a then-current hairspray advert where two men would watch passing girls and speculate on whether or not they were using the said hairspray formula. Only... Chris Tarrant and John Gorman were not speculating about the hairspray. As the girl approached, they speculated "Is she.. or isn't she?". Then a handy updraft would raise her skirt well above her waist. Revealing whether or not she was wearing knickers. One of the girls in the sequence wasn't - outrageous for British TV in the 1980's.
- In the mid 1970, Angie Dickinson was dressed in a Marilyn Monroe outfit in an episode of her series Police Woman. A publicity photo showed her skirt blowing all the way up, showing she had on a flesh-colored body suit underneath.
- Revenge of The Bog People from Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased): 2000 Series. There is a scene where the museum guide has skirt lifted up by a ghostly wind prank courtesy of Hopirk's friend Nesbit. This prank gets repeated as a form of a distraction by Hopkirk ,expect this time the wind has a bit more power which gives a nice view of her knickers and what a view it was
- Some of the miniskirted female members of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In had this occur.
- Happens to Carrie in Sex and the City, where it's played for laughs. After being surprised by a gust of wind that lifts her skirt, she then gets drenched in a sudden downpour of rain.
- In Smallville, Clark Kent has a sneeze so powerful it can create a gust of wind strong enough to lift a girl's skirt up, revealing purple panties.
- A promo for CBS The Nanny has Fran Drescher doing this pose in a black dress.
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- In the latest Kelly video, one of the party members does this.
- Don't think that The '80s did not have a couple these happen...
- A woman is shown accidentally doing this on the backglass and the slingshot bumpers of Fun House.
- One of the best examples of this trope occurred at WWE's Cyber Sunday pay-per-view (their final one by that name) in October 2008. Since the event took place just before Halloween, the Divas held their second annual Halloween Costume Contest. Candice Michelle (who had missed the previous year's contest due to a neck injury) was prominently featured as Marilyn Monroe from The Seven Year Itch, complete with a blonde wig and a copy of the famous white halter dress. Not about to miss a golden opportunity, WWE had an air jet installed under the entry ramp to the arena to blast Candice's dress as she came down to the ring for the final judging - and the resulting Panty Shot revealed that Candice was wearing the exact same cut of panties that Marilyn had had on in the 1955 film. Candice obviously did her homework.
- And then there was the case of another Diva wearing the white halter dress. D-Generation X were scheduled to compete in a tag team match with Vince McMahon one night in the summer of 2009, but Shawn Michaels and Triple H worried that Vince just wasn't "angry" enough to make an effective combatant. They spent the whole time before the match trying different strategies to goad him to violence, and one of them was sending the atrocious singing Diva Jillian Hall into his office wearing a Seven Year Itch costume and performing Marilyn's birthday song for President Kennedy in her hideous voice (though Marilyn had not been dressed that way when she sang for Kennedy). Vince screamed "GET OUTTA MY OFFICE!" and became steadily more filled with rage as the night wore on, until he was finally ready to compete. (This incident culminated in a Crowning Moment of Funny when commentator Jerry Lawler noted that Jillian looked a lot "like Monroe"....and then, a moment later, clarified that he meant James!)
- One of the characters from Gate Keepers constantly gets her skirt lifted by the wind. In the last ep, she is really an AEGIS agent. And she has a bazooka.
- This is one of Sue's events in Mitsumete Knight. And to make it clear about the reference, the CG obtained through this event is called "The Monroe Effect" in the game's CG Gallery, the Mitsumete Gallery. The event also has a nice Refuge in Audacity moment : when Sue asks the Asian (the player's avatar) if he saw anything, the best answer is to actually tell "They (the panties) were white". This will reassure her, saying that he hasn't seen them then, since he said the wrong colour.
- The tag-team arena in Dead or Alive 2 allows for this with female fighters. It's more interesting than the combat, really.
- The scene is parodied in Discworld II: Mortality Bytes.
- Playing a Castlevania: Chronicles of Sorrow game? Got a wind-based soul power? Aim it at a Student Witch or a Persephone...
- Returns in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, in which one of the two main characters, Charlotte to be precise, does the same when faced with a Persephone and a vacuum cleaner. The other main character, Jonathan, simply gets his coat stuck.
- Happens to Peach in the Donkey Kong Country stage in Super Smash Bros: Melee.
- Joe (from Fatal Fury) tries to use his Tornado Punch on Mai (from The King of Fighters) in Capcom Vs SNK 2 to get this effect in their special intro. It never goes far enough to pull it off so Mai's not fazed by it.
- Rasputin from World Heroes does this in one of his victory poses
- This happened to Richard in Looking for Group.
- Happens regularly in The Devil's Panties during strips where Jennie is at a convention. It involves her armed with an altered leaf blower and hunky guys in kilts. The author, Jennie Breeden, actually sets up gatherings of this nature at most conventions she attends, unless they get shut down by the cops.
- The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!, referenced by a robot who looks like a walking refrigerator, sadly.
- Happens with both an anonymous Marilyn lookalike and a robot's pet Emu in a strip of Freefall.
- A kilt-wearing man in Blur the Lines performs one of these involuntarily.
- Done without wind in Sinfest. How? Starch. Lots of Starch.
- In Jib Jab's "2012: A Year in Review", the Statue of Liberty does this during Hurricane Sandy.
- Garnet and Gure: This cartoon short features an actress doing a re-creation of the Marilyn Monroe pose for a charity zombie calendar.
- Bee unintentionally experiences this in the second episode of Bee and Puppycat when flying to Temp Bot. Her skirt opens in the wind, prompting to tell both Puppycat and Temp Bot to not look.
- In one episode of Beavis And Butthead Butthead uses an air hose to blow up women's skirts so he can look at their panties.
- One episode of The Critic has Jay Sherman dressed up as Marilyn in a brief scene. It ends, appropriately enough, performing the obligatory maneuver as he stands over a fan.
- Danny Phantom: In the episode King Tuck, Tucker's loincloth flies up when the Sphinx roars at him.
- Leela in the Futurama episode "Attack of the Killer App" during her humiliating montage after her singing boil is exposed online, she attempts to hide her appearance only for her dress to fly up and the paparazzi group take pictures.
- Parodied in episode "The Mutants Are Revolting" where a royalty girl is walking on the streets with the Mayor when an air conditioner, which had just lifted her dress a little too high, exuded an enormous quantity of sewage that sent her through the air.
- She-Hulk does this in The Incredible Hulk, despite wearing short pants, is sufficent to distract a dock worker doing his job and causes an incident at the start of "Fantastic Fortitude".
- Coop speeding in Megas XLR has caused this one more than a few skirted women.
- The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine, You've Changed" shows Janine doing this (in mid-air, no less) at one point in her rapidfire outfit transformation sequence.
- Rocko on Rocko's Modern Life posed for a photo while doing this with his shirt. Like it makes a difference when he almost never wears pants.
- The Seven Year Itch's instance of this was parodied in a Robot Chicken sketch, wherein the person standing over the vent was "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.
- The Simpsons
- Parodied in episode "Home Away from Homer", when Ned Flanders' mustache is blown around. (He's refusing to bow to pressure to shave it off.)
- Also happens to Groundskeeper Willie during Scotchtoberfest when Bart somehow manages to sneak balloons under his kilt, causing a female bystander to faint at the sight. Of course, it was all a trap laid by Principal Skinner, because there is no Scotchtoberfest.
- Perhaps most disturbingly of all, Mr. Burns is seen in this pose◊ in the episode "Rosebud."
- Spidey uses webs to build a slingshot to get to Oscorp faster and a young woman in a skirt happens to be in his wake resulting in this in The Spectacular Spider-Man's "Reaction".
- Lois Lane in Superman: The Animated Series, due to a wind blown up from Superman's hasty departure. She comments that she needs to start wearing pants, (and in a rare case of averting Limited Wardrobe, she does wear pants in the next episode).
- In the What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode "Recipe For Disaster", Velma and Daphne have to hold their skirts down when a high-powered floor dryer is activated.
- In less gender-sensitive times, many American amusement parks featured hidden boardwalk vents for this very purpose.
- As shown in a Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post cover◊ from the 1920s.
- As YouTube will confirm, there are still quite a few carnivals out there with "skirt-blowing" funhouses. (They're really popular in Europe, apparently.)
- Considering that most modern women would wear jeans or shorts to a carnival, these funhouses are a bit of a relic now.
- One anecdote from the 1914 Christmas Truce tells the story of a Scottish regiment and a German regiment starting an impromptu football game... and then the wind comes along and reveals the Scots are Going Commando... (the Scots won the game).
- At the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Kosovar actress Arta Dobroshi posed for a photocall to promote the upcoming Trois Mondes. A very ill-timed gust of wind that struck just as she did a little pirouette sent her (normally quite modest) blue skirt flying a bit too high, just as all the cameras were going off. Some publications couldn't resist the chance to use the term "Marilyn Monroe moment", and as if that wasn't bad enough, Miss Dobroshi did not happen to be wearing panties at the time.