"You know what they say: Revenge is a dish best served NUDE."Nudity is one of the last great taboos, particularly in the United States. Whereas it's OK to show violence, blood, and to a certain extent hate speech on TV, a tiny bit of nudity will cause an outright scandal. Just ask Janet Jackson and her "nip slip", which got more attention than the show she was putting on at the time, despite its sexually suggestive content that some say bordered on sexual assault by her co-star. The proper term for the above phenomenon is gymnophobia (fear of nudity). It often reaches the point where people are afraid of so much as seeing nudity, even accidentally. One main reason so many people are afraid is...they worry they might like it. So while nudity itself is right out, the insinuation of nudity, as well as the (usually gymnophobic) reaction to it, is just titillating enough to make it onto the air, especially on comedies. Naked people are funny, after all, especially paired with a prudish costar to react to them, or in a situation where they're not expected or wanted. A character who ends up naked in a place they don't expect may need to use Hand-or-Object Underwear or a Scenery Censor to hide — from the camera, that is — after losing their Modesty Towel (and they will lose their Modesty Towel). Almost always they'll end up meeting another character, meanwhile, the audience will have to make do with, at best, a Toplessness from the Back shot. The Invisible Main Character probably can't wear clothes, if only because the insinuation that he or she is running around naked makes it funnier — plus, when the character does inevitably materialize, it'll invariably be in front of as many people as possible. The Innocent Fanservice Girl won't understand why everyone's freaking out, while the Shameless Fanservice Girl won't care. Ms. Fanservice and The Vamp will understand, but... that's the idea. It's tempting to suppose that nudity is funny precisely because it's so unusual in the "civilized" world, and weird things are naturally funny. However, this logic goes out the window when you learn that nudity has been a prominent ingredient in humor for at least 3,000 years. Even the ancient Egyptians found naked people funny, and they weren't themselves shy about wearing little more than loincloths. So maybe the humor lies primarily with boobs and penises, which have been shameful to expose since Neolithic times. Special mention goes to nudism. Nudism is a philosophy that basically boils down to "There's nothing wrong with being naked in certain situations, including some group situations". The Theme Park Version of this is "Hey, look, naked people," and is a great way to throw some Fanservice (or, even funnier but much grosser, Fan Disservice) into your show. Nudists tend to be shoehorned into a few specific roles, depending on their role in the plot:
— Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
- If a character is introduced as a nudist, that character will be either extremely young and attractive or extremely old and ugly, depending on whether the character is being played up for Fanservice or comedy, with few exceptions. Middle-age and underage nudists do not exist (although the latter have some very obvious reasons for their omission). Has a touch of realism in it — real nudist organizations often have a pattern of children dropping out as they enter adolescence, then returning in middle age after they become comfortable with their bodies again.
- As a general rule, any nudists will be new age hippies, or if they're old, actual original hippies. Talk about mantras, releasing the inner calm, etc., is common.
- Depending on age, nudist characters are either airheads or old Zen masters — the younger you are, the stupider you get.
- Said nudists will either be extremely puritanical, and often militant about their nudity (so called "Right to Nude" activists demanding the right to go naked on a local beach, for example) or extremely perverse (in which case they are really "swingers"). Almost universally, they will refuse to acknowledge (or genuinely not recognize) that they are making other people uncomfortable with their nudity, nor will they ever get uncomfortable themselves. (This one has a surprising amount of truth to it.)
- Revelation of said nudism will cause, on average, one character to react angrily and one other to reveal that they have always been interested in nudism, were really raised as a nudist, or experienced something similar in their past. For example, sunbathing on the beaches during a European trip. These will almost invariably be an upset man and an open-minded woman, or an extremely interested man and an extremely offended woman. If there's any sexual tension between the two, it'll almost definitely be that couple.
- If there is a third person, it will likely be the perverted friend who completely misses the point and spends the entire episode trying to sneak peeks or take photos. If there is an older cast member, he or she will probably already be naked when everyone else arrives.
- If a male or female character decides to go to a nudist beach or resort to look at women or men, said women or men will either not exist or be extremely old.
- If a character disrobes at a beach and neither a sign clearly saying "Nude Beach" nor other nude people are visible, it will turn out that it is not, in fact, a nude beach. The character either went to the wrong beach, was misinformed (maybe it used to be a nude beach), or just assumed it was a nude beach (most likely because they're tourists who think all the beaches in whatever country they're in are clothing-optional, or because they're from a country where (in the writers' imaginations) all the beaches are clothing optional). Although, again, some Truth in Television to this, as the United States is almost uniquenote without even a single legally protected clothing optional beach. Every Nude Beach in the U.S. is instead politely ignored by the local authorities, and not actually legally protected.
- Birthday Suit Surprise Party—Events conspire to leave a character nude for a surprise party.
- Naked People Trapped Outside—Events conspire to trap a character naked outdoors.
- Open the Door and See All the People—Events conspire for a naked character to be surprised by a mob upon opening a door.
- Gone Swimming, Clothes Stolen—Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- Invisible Streaker—Logically, if you are invisible, that doesn't mean your clothes are.
- The Nudifier—A character ends up naked because they were exposed to something that disintegrated their clothes.
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- Put to use as a prank in an ad for Time Foto: "We blow up your favorite holiday picture."
- An advert for British opticians Specsavers shows a confused man in the hotel spa with fogged-up glasses trying to navigate through the steam. He passes through a door into a steamy hot fug. Believing he has found the sauna he drops his towel and hops onto a bench. The steam clears. We see he is in the hotel kitchen. Several dismayed chefs look back at him. Worse still, the head chef is Gordon Ramsay, who comes in close and scowls menacingly.
- This Subaru commercial.
- When the Honda Pilot SUV crossover was introduced, Honda ran an ad depicting its driver coming across a hot air balloon that's landed in the middle of the road. The man offers to take the entire crew with him to wherever they're going. "There's one thing. We're nudists." As he's backing up, he checks the mirror, flinches, and looks out the dash-mounted rear window camera instead.
- One of the reasons for one of Air New Zealand Safety Videos, "Bare Essentials", which has crew members with their uniforms painted on. The other reason is... obvious.
Anime & Manga
- Go Nagai surely is the earliest example in manga. He started the trend with Harenchi Gakuen and he used the trope in most of his works: Mazinger Z (in one episode several characters strip themselves for no apparent reason), Cutey Honey, Devilman (sometimes), Dororon Enma-kun, Kekko Kamen, etc.
- Most of the Fanservice in A Certain Magical Index is this. Index's clothes exploding, Kuroko's string bikini ("yeah, it's not what I'd usually wear, but it's the smallest they had"), and the stripping woman are all Played for Laughs.
- Every adaptation of Absolute Boyfriend. Night has no nudity taboo and thinks that stripping will cheer Riiko up. It never does. He keeps trying it anyway.
- The one of the many charms of Angel Blade, is how dramatic and serious characters can be, even with all their naughty bits on display. It's even funnier whenever the main character actually becomes aware of it.
- France in Axis Powers Hetalia, and he isn't content with being the only naked one.
- Yoruichi from Bleach is completely nude when she changes into a human, which she is not bothered by - to the point where she can use this to irritate Ichigo.
- At one point in Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Yozora tricks Maria into taking her clothes off and running naked around the school swimming pool.
- There are also two instances of Sena in this light; first at her house while chasing Kobato fresh out of the bath, second at the beach when she gets up with her bikini top off.
- Played frequently with Kobato, who tends to emerge from bathing just buck naked.
- In Demon King Daimao Keena Soga has the ability to disappear not only visually, but from any magical tracking means. However, any clothes she has remains visible so she is always stripping naked (with the hair ornament she never takes off as the floating around as the only clue that she's even in the room). In episode two, she is running away from a dog when she runs straight into Akuto Sai and ends up becoming visible again completely naked and riding on top of him. There is also Junko Hattori who got her clothes blown off from fighting Akuto in a class full of their classmates.
- The Digimon episode "Crest of Sincerity" features Sora and Mimi getting chased out of the bathroom while taking a shower.
- Angie in the Digimon Fusion episode "Danger Erupts", when she says "SOMEBODY COOL THIS HOTHEAD DOWN!"
- Doraemon has Shizuka, the main character's Love Interest. A Running Gag that's been going on for 25 years now is that any time she takes a bath — anywhere, anywhen — Nobita will walk in on her, run past her being chased by a dinosaur, teleport her into the middle of school, accidentally brainwash her to become a militant nudist, etc etc.
- Dragon Ball: often Goku stripped out of his undergarments and would often wind up playing this for laughs, such as when he transformed into Giant Ape form near the end of the first tournament arc and after being transformed back was more than willing to continue the fight even without clothes. DBZ used these gags far less, but it still popped up on occasion. For example, a filler episode very late in the series featured a naked Goku fighting a naked Gotenks after both of them had gotten out of the bath.
- In Durarara!!, Shizuo once punched a thug off his clothes. (Save for his undies, that is.)
- Eden of the East. We first see Akira Takizawa naked in front of the White House.
- Otawara of Eyeshield 21 has a hard time keeping his pants on, and his underwear either goes with them or was never there in the first place. Prepare to see a lot of his bare butt in this series.
- In Fairy Tail, we have Grey Fullbuster, Reitei Lyon, and their teacher Ur. While technically they don't get completely naked in frame, it's heavily implied that the three spent the majority of their training that way.
- When Grey first meets Lucy, he's already in his boxers, which are stolen by Natsu during a guild brawl... and he asks Lucy for her underwear, to which she responds by promptly smacking him with a Paper Fan of Doom.
- Accidentally stripping seems to be limited to Gray though; Ur was horrified when it became habit for him and he started doing it in public.
- It looked like Lyon picked it up in the Nirvana arc.
- Lucy herself falls victim to this from time to time. Much to her dismay.
- In Episode 8 of GARO: The Animation, Germán loses his money and clothes to bandits are spends most of the episode running naked from guards.
- Male characters in Gintama have fallen victim to this on more then a few occasions, with Kondo being the most frequent offender (Though it's often voluntary in his case).
- Kondo's tendency towards nudity gets lampshaded in the popularity poll arc, when Kagura tries to pull down his pants and underwear in hopes of lowering his popularity with the viewers, only to realize that he wasn't even wearing anything to begin with, after which he gloats about being immune to such tactics due to everyone having seen him naked numerous times already.
- Virtually every time the Shogun shows up, he ends up naked sooner or later, whether by accident or his own volition. He takes it all in stride, though.
- Hamaya from the manga Girl Got Game has on three occasions suddenly appeared in front of his friend, stripped down to his birthday suit. Two times were because one thing or another tore all his clothes off; the second time he had just eaten hallucinogenic mushrooms when he took his clothes off.
- In Hayate the Combat Butler, before the seriousness of the Athens arc takes over it's averted. The group goes to a nudist beach. The girls understandably wear bikinis (and those three girls try to seduce Hayate, while there); A game of beach volleyball is played, with the participating female being told she needs to be wearing a bikini by the rules; and not one character is ever implied to attempt to be nude and there are no background characters ever. You would almost think it was a mistranslation of some sort, except that it's referenced several times as a Nude Beach.
- In Hell Teacher Nube, Miss Fanservice Izuna develops pyrokinetic powers. Which burn her clothes off. Hilarity Ensues several times.
- Hidamari Sketch. Expect Miyako to do something goofy while in the buff whenever the residents of Hidamari Apartments go to a bath house.
- There is Keita from Inukami! who always ends up naked in public whenever he pisses off his familiar, Youko. Youko teleports him out of his clothes in to the most populated place nearby that the cops are already familiar with him and the local perverts who are always in jail think of him as one of their own.
- Aikuro Mikisugi from Kill la Kill, infamous for his habit of stripping whilst giving exposition. In fact, there's a whole underground organisation called "Nudist Beach" whose members wear nothing but their equipment harness.
- People lose their clothes quite a bit in Kochikame, especially main character Ryotsu.
- Is This a Zombie? (the anime version) first demonstrates Ayumu's zombie durability by getting hit by a truck, which for some reason causes all his clothes to fly off (terrifying the nearby schoolgirls).
- After losing most of her powers, Haruna's Masou Shoujo clothes have a tendency to suddenly disappear.
- Kurogane Communication has Spike walk in on Haruka changing or showering several times. This always leads to Spike blushing and panicking, despite the fact that he's a robot.
- Toori of Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere spends an inordinate amount of screen-time naked except for his portable, always-present magic censor. This is because his matron god is Ame no Uzume, Japanese god of merry-making, whose part in getting Amaterasu to leave her cave... was stripping naked and telling jokes.
- Lupin III (Red Jacket):
- One episode had a scene parodying the nudist colony moment in A Shot in the Dark (see film examples below). The Clouseau and Cato characters wore only fig leaves.
- And a later episode had the Lupin gang forced to make an emergency helicopter landing at a nudist colony. Goemon protested, needless to say.
- Whenever Goemon defends someone against an attacker, his choice of attack is to cut off their clothing. It's only on rare occasions that he actually does this to women.
- Mahou Sensei Negima! had a Running Gag during the Tournament Arc involving Takane D. Goodman, who ends up getting stripped naked pretty much every time she appears. It gets to the point that in one of her later appearances, the joke is that she isn't naked. Even the other characters (who, being denizens of the Negiverse are quite used to Clothing Damage happening to just about everyone on a regular basis) start referring to her as a stripper.
- Really, a good chunk of the nudity in the series is this. There may be a lot of Fanservice, but it's played for comedy quite often.
- Comes to a head when the heroes accidentally find out how Evangeline spends her free time: playing video games in the nude.
- A running gag in Maicchingu Machiko Sensei is that Machiko ends up naked in every episode. No exceptions, and the universe often takes extreme measures to strip her, such as having a box fall in just a way to catch the corner of her dress. Of course, one of her students also loves to intentionally strip her, expose her panties for her by flipping up her dress, and occasionally outright grope her (as a way of saying hello). All of these are played as a Running Gag. The title word, Maicchingu, refers to the pose she makes after losing her clothing, and it's played up for as much Fanservice as possible (for a early 1980s TV series). It's such a part of the series that they included it in the opening title sequence. The big catch? It's a kids show, she's an elementary school teacher, and so her students are all around 8 years old. Oh, and it played on Japanese TV, rather completely subverts Barbie Doll Anatomy, and was aimed squarely at kids the age of Machiko's class.
- Naruto's Sexy No Jutsu is another example, though the main bits are covered in clouds of smoke. Severe nosebleeds abound when Naruto uses this technique, except for Jiraiya, of course.
- The (in)famous "toothpick scene"note in Neon Genesis Evangelion. Repeated with Asuka and a drinking straw in Rebuild 2.0.
- The lesser known clean manga, Nippon no Razoku (Literal translation: Japanese Naked Tribe; figurative translation: Japanese Nudists) involves a group of nudists who attempt to take over Japan, or... something. One of the main characters, a young tomboy is relatively normal, except for her relative lack of a nudity taboo, as well as the fact that once she disrobes, she gains superpowers. This manga takes the trope at face value and subverts it at the same time: The leader of the nudists acts like a pro wrestler instead of being ancient — but is still an idiot, the fat guy joins up with the nudists in the hope of forcing the women in town to strip, and one of the female characters (not the young one) is perfectly aware that she's giving everyone a free peep show, but can't bring herself to disobey her father and get dressed.
- In One Piece, Franky spends nearly an entire episode without any pants, after his were stolen to bait him.
- Saitama of One-Punch Man has a very brief encounter with Mosquito Girl after losing his clothes to accidental incineration. Watching him annihilate a mosquito monster with a single slap to the face is already pretty funny, but doing so while completely oblivious to the fact he's committing a Full-Frontal Assault? Even more entertaining. Doubly so when the people responsible for the monster get to view footage of the event, which forces them to ask an obvious question.
"...why is he naked?"
"We have no idea."
- Ai's very first scene in Popotan starts her off in a towel, which she drops when something startles her and she falls forward, landing her huge bare breasts into a young boy's face whom she had only just discovered had entered her house.
- While Magical Girl transformations normally aren't this trope, chapter 2 of Puella Magi Kazumi Magica ends with Umika wondering how she can bypass the part where she's completely nude, complete with a visual of her barely managing to cover her essentials and an author's note denying any possible way to skip it.
- Ranma ˝ has several episodes using this with Ranma changing from male to female and back again in places like the public baths.
- Also from a manga of Hiro Mashima's, Julius of Rave Master. At first he was just a pretty boy. Once he became a good guy he took his narcissism to the next level by insisting that not only should everyone be able to see his beautiful face, but also his beautiful... everything. His explanation for why he'd strip usually didn't include the actual reason for why he stripped.
- Need we mention the elephant dance of Crayon Shin-chan fame? And sometimes he's still wearing pants doing this...
- Episode 6 of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, wherein the entire cast is near-naked for most of the episode.
- In Chapter 52 of The Wallflower (which was translated to Perfect Girl Evolution in the United States), Sunako is possessed by a cursed diamond pendant. The diamond is essentially an exhibitionist — it wants to force her to dress up and attract attention (but mostly of the good "Wow, she's beautiful" kind). While under the influence of the diamond, she sleepwalks naked to one of her male roommate's beds, and wakes up on top of him. In Chapter 53, she has a mild breakdown because of it, and forces herself to believe that she was dressed in... something during the event. This starts to affect her in other ways — namely, after taking a shower she blanks out and thinks she's put clothes on when she really hasn't. Her four male roommates rather quickly start begging her to Please Put Some Clothes On, while the guy into whose bed she sleepwalked has to chase her to school and back making sure she doesn't accidentally strip naked. This starts off with her putting on only an apron to cook breakfast that morning, to attempting to go to school naked (Kyohei forces her to put on her school uniform's optional dress part (designed to be worn with a uniform under it), to casually stripping said flimsy dress off in front of some pornographers who scouted her when she was in a daze. It's only after the pornographers bring in the male model to have sex with her that she snaps out of her delusion.
- The entire plot of Those Who Hunt Elves is made for the purpose of taking advantage of this trope. The main characters need to strip elves naked in order to find markings on their bodies that are fragments of a spell that they need to return to their world.
- Ultimate Girls plays this trope regularly with its three core characters. Silk, Vivienne, and Tsubomi are magical girls who don full-body spandex upon transforming, which disintegrates over the course of three minutes while they battle, and they don't get their original clothes back when they revert to their human forms. (The embarrassment they experience is also the main source of their power in battle.)
- ViVid Strike! has Fuuka's first attempt at a Power Mode with assistance from Corona and Yumina. While they were able to successfully age up Fuuka's body, they weren't able to do so with her training clothes, which proceeded to dissolve into their component magic particles under the strain. Cue Fuuka running off in embarrassment with only a trail of residual magic particles covering her no-no parts.
- Sung "Girl One" Li in Top 10 is an Artificial Human martial artist that can change the color of her skin at will — her "uniform" is to create a shifting pattern of lines and colors (mostly purple) on her skin that makes it hard to look at her. It works surprisingly well — after they successfully got her nudity past the radar, she confesses to her partner at work that she's not wearing some form of jumpsuit. Note that the purple is her basic skin tone, "that of a waterlogged corpse", according to TPB extras.The justification behind this is that she was created by a couple of perverted video game fanboys who programmed her with compulsive nudism, of a sort — she's not immodest per se, nor "really" a nudist, rather, she has a genetic compulsion that keeps her from feeling comfortable in clothing (but otherwise retains normal human modesty). The humour comes into play when she discovered one of her coworkers is color blind, and the whole "shifting patterns" thing doesn't really work...
- Marvel's She-Hulk always seems to end up naked one way or another. Like the time her Skrull partner tries teleporting her to their ship, but only teleporting her clothes, leaving She-Hulk naked in the middle of a crowd.
- During Peter David's run on Incredible Hulk, the Leader shoots the Hulk with a BFG, seriously injuring him and incinerating his clothes. The Hulk regenerates almost immediately, but his clothes don't. The Leader requests, (more or less) "Dr. Banner, please! There are ladies present... And you're making some of us men feel inadequate."
- Marvel's Susan Storm-Richards, AKA: The Invisible Woman of the Fantastic Four, has sometimes been a victim of unwanted public nudity, usually just narrowly avoiding complete and utter humiliation by turning invisible.
- The third issue of The Desert Peach (about Erwin "the Desert Fox" Rommel's homosexual younger brother) was about going surfing . . . in the NUDE!
- In Catwoman: When in Rome, DC anti-heroine Selina Kyle is forced to jump out the window completely naked when her hotel room is bombed and survives by landing in the pool in broad daylight, with the Riddler and Italian hitman known as the Blonde landing in the pool with her. The naked and very wet Selina manages to stay in control despite her sexual humiliation being played for laughs.
- At least once in the stories of Wilhelm Busch. Hilarity Ensues.
- In the German comic Werner: Meister Röhrich, after the one or other explosion
- For an example of a hero taking a Shameful Strip to extremes to save innocent people from a crazy terrorist, DC's Firestorm did this to the villainess Plastique in which he used his power to deatomize her clothes so he could get the bombs that were attached to her and dispose of them safely somewhere else — leaving the beautiful red haired villainess completely naked and sexually humiliated in public, causing men and women alike to laugh at her. While undeniably cruel, it should also be pointed out that otherwise she would have blown up a lot of innocent people. See Shameful Strip and Naked People Trapped Outside.
- Avengers Assemble #9-11 involves a bet between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner as to who can be the first to successfully rescue a missing scientist. The loser has to walk naked from Avengers Tower to the Baxter Building and back (in downtown Manhattan). In the end, they BOTH lose and end up taking the walk of shame together, Banner in his Hulk form, no less. Even better, Tony's effort to jam all electronics to prevent anyone taking pictures is defeated when Spider-Man shows up to take a picture with an old-fashioned flash camera that ends up on the front page of the Daily Bugle under the headline "Naked Justice."
- In one Sturmtruppen story arc, a soldier realizes that the rules say that the uniform must be kept in perfect order but say nothing about actually wearing it. Hilarity Ensues as he goes around naked and the captain and the sergeant tries to find a way to make him wear the uniform and the other soldiers start imitating him.
- In the second chapter of Adoption Nightmare, there are several nudity jokes that make poor Danny cover his eyes.
- The first chapter of This is the Life: A Tale of a Human in Equestria begins with the main character (a human) accidentally walking in on his roommate (a pony) completely naked. He panics, runs to get clothed, and yells an apology to her... only for her to not have a clue what he's worked up about since it's completely normal to walk around naked in Equestria.
- Chet Kelly in the Emergency! fic "You Make Me Feel Like Dancin'" ends up disco dancing naked at the station after his shower breaks. He finds no towels after borrowing the station's shower while the rest of the men are out and has set up a radio to have music while he does his thing. He starts dancing while looking for something to dry off with. The trouble is, he runs smack into returning Roy and John when they enter the locker room to investigate the music, and Hilarity Ensues, plus some chaos.
Gage: [seeing naked Chet] Oh, my eyes!
- In A Different Medius, Buwaro has his clothes burned off by accident. Iratu also gets a moment.
- From My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, this comic pokes fun at how Shining Armor's clothing inexplicably disappeared. The description implies King Sombra did it on purpose to humiliate him, and is either too stupid or has been out of the loop for so long he doesn't realize the ponies are usually naked anyways.
King Sombra: BA HA HA HAAA! NOW YOU HAVE TO WALK HOME NAKED AND ALL THE PONIES WILL POINT AND LAUGH!!!
- The Daria fic "The Latest Fashion" runs on this trope, when the Fashion Club gets almost the entire school to accept nudity as the newest trend.
- Chapter 15 of All That Shimmers starts with Sunset Shimmer completely naked. This disturbs her greatly, although Gaaabooo doesn't seem to mind her being naked.
- A Naked Padawan, a StarWars fic has Obi Wan and Qui-Gon taking shelter in a cave from a windy snowstorm. Obi Wan has to strip naked because his robes are soaked and need to dry by the fire. The next morning, a couple of female Jedi arrive to pick up the stranded duo. Obi Wan forgets briefly that he's naked and ends up slipping, landing on his back and sliding down the hill, skidding to a stop right in front of the new arrivals. He jumps up and tries to cover his nudity, stammering and embarrassed, until Qui-Gon throws his robes to him.
- Used in a chapter of The Racket-Rotter Chronicles with the main cast going on their road trip naked. Harwood also uses nudity early in Arc 6 to mess around with his new neighbors.
- Goosebumps Adventure: Priscilla and her two cronies are grabbed by the Haunted Mask-possessed Courtney while changing in the school locker room, and transformed into more monsters to serve her. After the Mask is defeated, they return to normal but with no memory of what happened, leaving them naked and confused in the town cemetery. The following chapter reveals they had to streak home, and just enough people glimpsed them to start humiliating rumors. When Courtney and Justin hear this, it's all they can do not to crack up in Priscilla's face.
- Referenced in Infinite Coffee And Protection Detail. Fridge Logic suggests that, since in Captain America: The First Avenger Cap crashed the Valkyrie while wearing his superhero uniform and yet woke up in the SHIELD recovery room wearing khakis and a t-shirt, the SHIELD agents would have had to change his clothes while he was still comatose. In the story, not only did this happen, but someone made a video of the process of wrestling a recently defrosted super soldier into his new clothes and posted it online. Everyone but Steve finds this pretty amusing.
- Ran Yakumo of Touhou, according to Fanon, likes to randomly shed her clothes and become the "Suppa Tenko" (Naked Heaven Fox). There's an entire pool of Suppa Tenko jokes on Danbooru, many of them Chen-induced. Since Tenshi's name can be written as "Tenko", sometimes she joins the fun just for the hell of it.
- During the second year of Harry Potter And The Prince Of Slytherin, someone steals the Slytherin Quidditch team's clothes while they're showering after a practice, and they have to run through the castle in nothing but skimpy wet towels while the rest of the student body laughs. Subverted in that the supposed prank was actually an assassination attempt against Harry engineered by Tom Riddle. The Slytherins were meant to be trapped outside the school, naked and wet, during a blizzard, and Harry's WBWL brother intended to be the scapegoat when "a Gryffindor prank gone wrong" resulted in Harry's death..
Films — Animation
- The bath scene, beginning with Mulan nearly getting caught out by three fellow soldiers, continuing with Mulan being completely freaked out by the three naked men in far too close proximity and then the over-the-top payoff when, upon lamenting she never wants to see another naked man again, the ENTIRE ARMY stampedes nude into the river.
- Also, Hayabusa after getting his feathers charred off.
Mushu: Now that's what I call Mongolian barbecue.
- In A Goofy Movie, Max scrambles out of bed in nothing but briefs, and still struggles to get his pants in place when his dad Goofy barges in wearing nothing but a couple of towels.
- In the sequel, Max's friends PJ and Bobby are hanging around their college dorm in their underwear, with Bobby clad in pink. In a slight subversion, Max is actually the only one dressed.
- In The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, it is pointed out that Plankton is naked when Past SpongeBob asks why he's naked. Plankton explains that he goes nude because they don't make clothes his size.
- Zootopia: The main source of humor at the Mystic Springs Oasis Club is that it's a nudist club in a setting where animals are, normally, fully clothed. Although Animals Lack Attributes is thankfully in full play, Judy reacts to their nudity as if the attributes were still there, and the shots are clearly intended so the audience can easily imagine them there.
- The core memory that powers Goofball Island in Inside Out is one of Riley running away from her father after a bath with underwear on her head and then dancing naked on top of a couch.
Films — Live-Action
- Areola from Not Another Teen Movie is a foreign exchange student from "Europe" (in a deleted scene, she dodges the question of what country she's really from) who spends the entire film nude, with no one really reacting to her, except the main female character looking uncomfortable the first time she's introduced. Later, during a party, another nude girl sees her and screams out "Oh my god! She totally copied my outfit!" When speaking, her English-but-heavily-accented (with random accents) voice is subtitled, with the subtitles moving out of the way to make sure they do not block her breasts in any way.
- Confetti was a movie about three couples preparing for their weddings. One of the couples (played by Robert Webb and Olivia Colman) is a naturist couple, who are preparing a nude wedding. Webb and Colman both claimed after the movie hit theatres that they were deceived about the amount of nudity required and how much would be left in the final film, and Colman in particular - who was a fairly obscure character actor at the time, but who's gone on to be a major TV star in the UK - is still pretty bitter about it.
- Carry On Camping has two young men trying to trick their girlfriends into going to a nudist campground. They screwed up, however, and drove to the other campground with the same name. Then Barbara Windsor's top flies off.
- Euro Trip involved a nude beach scene. In it, the main male characters try to visit a nude beach to check out naked European women, only to discover it's full of naked men who had the same idea. When the main girl character takes her shirt off to tan in her bikini, they're chased down the beach by hordes of naked men desperate to see a nude girl. Later in the film, the girl who is the main character's love interest strips down and has sex with him in a confession booth, and her buttocks are squashed into a vent and seen through glass for comic effect.
- In A Knight's Tale, Geoffrey Chaucer (played by Paul Bettany) has lost all his clothes gambling and is leisurely strolling nude along a dirt road when the heroes first meet him.
- In Calender Girl one of the Zany Schemes the three hapless protagonists think up to meet Marilyn Monroe involves finding her at a nude beach. A group of bad guys looking for Roy (as per the sub-plot) causes hilarity to ensue in spades. (When Roy finally does manage to talk to her, she actually has a good laugh about this part.)
- A Shot in the Dark, the second Pink Panther movie, involved Inspector Clouseau having to sneak onto a nude resort to find a witness. They end up having to escape for some reason or other, and end up arrested for their trouble.
- The audience is "treated" to Jason Segel's full-frontal privates at the outset Forgetting Sarah Marshall ... the shock value of the penis had the audiences howling.
- The titular character in Monty Python's Life of Brian makes an accidental naked appearance in front of a crowd that thinks he's the Messiah.
- Something of a subversion: One Monty Python's Flying Circus episode featured a recurring BBC announcement that one channel was showing a debate on censorship between the Bishop of Bristol and a nude man. At one point, the debate is shown, where the nude man argues vehemently that such filth shouldn't be shown on television.
- Played straight with Terry Jones' nude organist character in many episodes. Subverted in "The Dull Life of a City Stockbroker", the humour being the complete ''non''-reaction by the title character to an attractive topless clerk at the chemist (part of a running gag involving his lack of reaction to any of the outrageous circumstances surrounding him). There's also Carol Cleveland's semi-topless scene at the end of the "Scott of the Antarctic (Sahara)" sketch, and the surprise bare-bottom scene at the end of the "Sit on My Face" song from Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl. The Pythons had a lot of fun with this trope.
- Another sketch had a cricket game being held in a nudist colony; Complete with a fully clothed "Streaker" being marched off the field by a nude police officer holding his helmet over the streaker's trouser fronts.
- They continued to do so with their post-Python work as well, including John Cleese's nude scene in A Fish Called Wanda. Terry Jones also (allegedly) wrote the Novelization of Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic in the nude, and only agreed to writing it if he could do so; he also apparently played the organ while nude in Monty Python's Complete Waste Of Time to taunt players for breaking the rules.
- Both Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes movies feature examples:
Sherlock Holmes: Madam, I need you to remain calm, and trust me, I'm a professional. But beneath this pillow... lies the key to my release. [the maid screams again and runs out in disgust; cut to Holmes retelling the story to Clarkie in a carriage] Of course, she misinterpreted my meaning entirely.
- In the first one, there is a scene where a maid enters Irene Adler's hotel room, and gasps upon seeing Holmes cuffed to the bed with a pillow covering his groin.
Constable Clark: Naturally, sir.
Sherlock Holmes: That's why I find this modern religious fervor so troubling. There's no room for misunderstanding.
Constable Clark: Faith runs right over reason, sir.
Sherlock Holmes: Indeed. And chamber maids were once such a liberal breed.
Constable Clark: My wife's a chamber maid, sir. [pause] Anyhow, it's a good thing she was offended, sir. Otherwise we'd never have found you. The Inspector's been over to Baker Street himself twice this morning, sir.
Sherlock Holmes: Ah, yes. [another pause]
Constable Clark: Just joking about the wife, sir.
- In the second film, we find that Mycroft apparently has a habit of wandering around his home stark naked. He has a cheerful conversation with a mortified Mary when she runs into him like this, while his servants, who obviously are accustomed to this, don't even bat an eye when they come in to serve breakfast.
- The 1980s B-movie The Invisible Kid features an invisibility potion that doesn't affect clothes and only worked for a little while. When the effect wears off, the character(s) usually materializes au naturel in an inconvenient place. This is extremely common in fiction using Invisibility, especially if it's a teen+ comedy or the subject is female. Indeed, the invisible woman fan subculture on the Internet calls this a "TFI" — True Femmes Invisible. Contrast "FFI" — Fading Femmes Invisible — which is what you call it when clothing goes invisible, too.
- Fantastic Four
- Happens to Sue in Fantastic Four (2005) two times when she's still getting the hang of turning invisible, and her clothes disappear. She goes through this again in Rise of the Silver Surfer, but only because her powers have switched with her brother Johnny's, and her clothes instead burn off.
- When Johnny's Playing with Fire powers first manifested, his clothes were burned off. He spent a whole scene awkwardly prancing around with a jacket as a sort-of makeshift cover around his nether parts. (A jacket belonging to the same girl he had just made out with.)
- An American Werewolf in London: "A naked American man just stole my balloons."
- In the Jackie Chan movie The Accidental Spy, a hilarious fight scene starting in a Turkish bath has him fighting in the nude against a couple of Mooks, in a busy Istanbul market, all the while trying to cover up using newspapers, hand brooms, bowls of spice and other objects.
- Then there's also a scene in Rush Hour where he and Chris Tucker don't reach the same nudity level while fighting their rivals in a bath house, as they're wearing standard bathing robes... but when the fight's over, the two end up thrown out butt-naked.
- In Ali G In Da House, Ali has cuffed both his hands to the railing of his local city hall to protest the closing of his favorite community center. The rival gang takes the opportunity to come by and pull down his pants, as he can't do a damn thing about it.
- Very much subverted thrice in A Clockwork Orange (two of them in the first 20 minutes). And played straight in a sped-up montage of a menage a trois.
- This happens in Kindergarten Cop, where the protagonist (Arnold Schwarzenegger's character) walks in on his partner having sex with her fiancé; the whole scene is played for laughs, especially when the guy covers himself using her very feminine bathrobe. (The guy later reappears at the end of the film, where Schwarzenegger jokes that he didn't recognize him with his clothes on.)
- In George A. Romero's Knightriders Julie (Patricia Tallman) becomes a victim of Naked People Trapped Outside when she is seen naked after having sex with Alan in the forest at night. When she realizes she's being seen by the group's Friar Tuck, she has a very subdued almost too stunned to react Naked Freakout as her shame is played for laughs.
- In a combination of both this and Fanservice, The Proposal has the scene where Sandra Bullock takes a bath, but the towel is in the adjacent bedroom — with an angry dog! And to make things worse, after removing the dog from her way (with arms strategically positioned), she collides with an equally naked Ryan Reynolds.
- The final match in Shaolin Soccer ends with a kick so powerful that the ensuing Razor Wind shreds the opposing goalie's clothes clean off his body.
- Mr Chow in The Hangover, or as he's more commonly known: "the naked Asian dude." His actor actually recommended the nudity as he felt it would make the scene funnier.
- Earlier while visiting a hospital the trio is forced to wait uncomfortably as their doctor examines an old nude man.
- In the Borat movie, Borat gets in a fight with his manager while both are naked in their hotel room. They end up running down the halls, riding the elevator, and running into a business convention, all while naked.
- Subverted in Silverado: characters react with horror to the sight of Paden (Kevin Kline), who has been robbed of everything except his long johns. Although his body is completely covered from neck to ankles, parents still pull their children away and one character tells him to "put some clothes on".
- In 1984's Electric Dreams, downstairs hottie Madeline walks in on Adorkable Miles just as he has left the shower; Miles desperately tries to cover both himself and his sentient computer Edgar, who has a crush on Madeline and wants to meet her.
- I Love Trouble features Julia Roberts skinny dipping and then getting her humorous punishment for it by getting photographed by a bunch of boyscouts.
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine uses the trope. After Wolverine's initial rampage in the buff, which is naturally done seriously... he ends up running to the nearest barn, to the surprise of the old couple who own it.
- The funniest scene in Sideways happened to use this trope.
- The opening credits of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me play over a scene wherein Austin decides to celebrate his newfound singleness by taking a stroll through the hotel in the buff, his naughty parts concealed by various objects.
- In The Maiden Heist, George is obsessed with a nude male statue called "The Bronze Warrior", and strips completely naked in order to fully appreciate the piece-and compare the statue's physique to his own. Hilarity Ensues when George is in the middle of admiring the statue naked, when a guard comes 12 minutes ahead of schedule. George ends up hiding in a crate, still naked. Major Fan Disservice, unless you have always wanted to see William H Macy's bare backside.
- In Mystery Men, Invisible Boy can only become invisible when no one is looking. After using his power during the Plot Tailored to the Party, he asks if his teammates can see him. It turns out they can.
The Blue Raja: Two hands there, son.
The Bowler: Maybe you should put some shorts on or something, if you want to keep fighting evil today.
- We Were Soldiers, suprisingly enough. There is a deleted scene where a soldier tells a story about a previous unit he was in, where their platoon commander, fresh out of ROTC, ordered all of his soldiers to put on all of their decorations so he could see what kind of men he was leading. He particularly gets in the face of the big ugly scarred platoon Sergeant. The sergeant returns to the barracks, and comes back wearing only his combat boots, with his decorations pinned directly to his chest, and wearing a Medal of Honor. The lieutenant, seeing the medal, is forced to salute the platoon sergeant.
- The fantasy rom com Splash introduces Madison in human form walking near the Statue of Liberty area naked.
- Plenty O'Toole's Naked Freak-Out while being forced out of James Bond's apartment wearing nothing but her panties and high heels in Diamonds Are Forever was clearly played for laughs.
- Dogma has a relatively large number of naked people which are played for comedy in some sort or another. The Metatron is a Seraphim who exposes himself to reveal that his Ken doll anatomy makes it impossible to rape the main character when she thinks he might. Despite being a stripper, the muse Serendipity shows the same form of anatomical incompatibility. Rufus, though, IS a human, and apparently has a full set of anatomical equipment when he falls naked out of the sky onto the protagonists.
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has an Uncomfortable Elevator Moment where Johanna enters and starts stripping down in front of three people. One of whom is clearly◊ disturbed◊.
- Elliot from The Goodbye Girl likes to sleep in the nude, and when he can't sleep, he likes to play the guitar, which happens to disturb his unwilling roommate Paula.
Paula: I thought you said you were decent.
Elliot: I am decent. I also happen to be naked.
- Averted with Stranger By The Lake, featuring a cast of gay male nudists. The fact that Henri does not get naked marks him out as different, and a source of bemusement to the others.
- In The Avengers After a Hulk Out, Bruce Banner wakes up naked in the middle of a pile of debris, and then an old janitor steps in. Hilarity Ensues.
- The start of Star Trek: Nemesis features the Enterprise crew going to Riker and Troi's wedding, which leads Worf to get embarrassed and Picard to hit the gym.
- One of the running jokes in Gambit is that Harry Deane keeps telling Puznowski that his boss, Lord Shahbandar, is a nudist. Later in the film, Puznowski brings it up and it appears that Deane was mistaken the whole time. Then the last shot of the film is Shahbandar, in the nude, admiring his art collection.
- Revenge of the Sith: Grievous when he strips out of his robe. Since he is robotical, it's completely G-Rated.
- A woman gets a dog as a prize at a free theater event. She decides to name the dog "Free-show" because of this. One day she's in the bathtub and the dog jumps out the the open window and runs down the street. The naked woman runs down the street after the dog, yelling "FREE SHOW! FREE SHOW!"
- A new preacher comes to a small town on a Friday, and decides it would be a good idea to visit each member of his congregation at home to get to know them before Sunday's service. All goes well until he comes to one house. The preacher knocks, and rings the door bell, but even though the lights are on and activity can be seen inside, no one answers the door. Exasperated, but deciding it's best not to bother them, the preacher takes a card out of his pocket and writes "Revelation 3:20" on it, before slipping it under the door and leaving. Comes Sunday, after finishing his sermon at the local church, the preacher finds the card in his collection basket, and sees that the resident of the house has written "Genesis 3:10" on it.
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.
Genesis 3:10 I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked.
- Though he's not really a nudist, per se, when Zedd shows up in Wizard's First Rule, he's on his Wizard's Rock stark naked; Kahlan reacts with shock, and Richard makes it clear this is a normal thing for him. He later suggests to a sorceress that she try it some time, though this is less about comedy and more about Zedd being a horny old man.
- Werewolf Sergeant Angua of the Watch often goes "plainclothes" in the course of the investigation, and when she needs the use of hands or a non-wolf mind, she usually doesn't have her clothes on hand. While usually alone or with a fellow officer who's polite enough to close his eyes while she's naked, twice in Jingo she's forced into a situation where she appears naked in front of strangers. Both times, she tells off the gawker while turning nearby curtains or a tent into makeshift clothing.
- Similarly, female vampires are unable to do that whole "turn into a swarm of bats then re-form in full clothing" thing that male vampires are able to do, for some reason. Sally, the Watch's first vampire, and Angua end up having to steal clothes from a strip club in Thud! when they both end up naked during an investigation. As both have issues with each other, Terry Pratchett uses the scene to subvert various tropes - they are the classic ill-matched pair of patrol partners, as werewolves and vampires normally do not get on. Sally has been flirting with Angua's man, and wolves are territorial. finally Sally defuses the fight by noting that they are both naked and about to do something extreme while knee-deep in mud; people would pay good money to see that. This perhaps Pratchett's Shout-Out and author comment on all the slash Fan Fiction in which his characters get it on together, in unlikely homo pairings, in contrived situations.
- While not actual nudity, but in one illustration in The Last Hero Rincewind is strapped into a three-axis rotation device, stripped down to a loincloth for no clear reason other than this. The clear reason other than this is that it's a parody of Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man (oh, come on, you've seen it, it's the "guy with multiple arms and legs in a circle" picture). The loincloth is a sop to modesty, VM is fully nude.
- In Night Watch, Archchancellor Ridcully is sent from his bath to the front lawn by a magic storm. Naked wizards are funnier. Especially when, even though he's wearing his own hat, he borrows Ponder's to use as Hand-or-Object Underwear.
- In Codex Alera, when Invidia Aquitaine is supremely Out-Gambitted by Amara, the latter leaves the former tied up naked in a forest, because: "The poisonous bitch deserved it." And she really does.
- Harry Dresden has an unfortunate habit of getting into situations naked or close to it. Special props to the first book, where he has to fight a toad demon stark naked (he was in the shower when it showed up), while his girlfriend is with him, while she is high on a Love Potion. Hilarity Ensues.
- Averted with the werewolves. After a little while, it just becomes a fact.
- In Martin the Warrior, the Big Bad Badrang cuts a random minion's belt when he finds himself needing a rope. The belt was holding up the kilt which was the only thing said minion was wearing, and he ends up with his fellow soldiers and the whole slave line laughing at him. Since they have fur, this may not be as big a deal as usual.
- In The Trouble With Moonlight by Donna MacMeans, the heroine, Lusinda Havershaw, is a beautiful virgin who can turn invisible when she absorbs enough moonlight, but her clothes do not turn invisible with her, so in order to work as a spy and retriever of lost trinkets she must be completely naked. If she is away from the moonlight for too long, she will gradually become visible again. Three times in the book she becomes trapped in a house on a mission and away from moonlight and she is forced to make a hasty escape before she materializes, so as to avoid capture and humiliation. In both instances, she is witnessed in her half-visible state and assumed to be a ghost, at one point described as "a ghost with a shapely backside".
- X-Wing Series: Wedge Antilles' "greatest revenge" on Wes, who'd been pranking him for months, involved tricking Wes into a situation where he was naked, smeared in fruit-and-leaf-compost, forced to grab the Ewok doll he'd been pranking Wedge with to hide behind, and seen by the entire squadron. And it was awesome.
Wes: I have so been set up.
- Another character tells the story of the time they wound up locked out of their quarters and were discovered in this state by their (previous) commanding officer, widely believed to have No Sense of Humor. Seeking Refuge in Audacity, the character saluted the CO and reported an unsuccessful test of the Personal Cloaking Device.
Face: He turned out to be all right. He made me hold salute for a while, looked me over, returned my salute, and said, "It's obvious this project was a failure. I suggest you go and cover up its shortcomings." So I did.
- Aaron Allston loves this trope. In Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand, Luke takes a dip in a devourer tank, a tank full of microorganisms forming a goo. These microorganisms were created to digest any organic matter they came in contact with. Luke avoids a Cruel and Unusual Death by thinking, very insistently, "I am not food" at the goo constantly. He survives the experience, however...
Luke: I guess I should have told the stuff, "my clothes aren't food, either".
- Another character tells the story of the time they wound up locked out of their quarters and were discovered in this state by their (previous) commanding officer, widely believed to have No Sense of Humor. Seeking Refuge in Audacity, the character saluted the CO and reported an unsuccessful test of the Personal Cloaking Device.
- The season one finale of Ned & Stacey had Stacy (Debra Messing) having a Naked Freak-Out when she walked out of her bedroom completely naked after a long hot afternoon of steamy, satisfying sex with her school teacher lover... and promptly got caught by Ned (her husband by convenience) and his bosses whom she was supposed to join for a "fake wife thing". A completely humiliated Stacy threw her hands over her chest protectively before running away.
- There is actually a show from the Ukraine called "Naked and Funny", which is a hidden camera show in the style of Candid Camera, but often featuring public nudity played for laughs. It's also one of the many reasons to love Europe.
- Baywatch did this once, with the requisite random Baywatch girl who suddenly remembered she was really interested in this kind of stuff, even defending their rights against another, suitably offended Baywatch girl. Also had the crazy old naked man subtype, as well.
- Caroline in the City had a scene when Caroline decided to allow her nude body to be seen by her fiancé for the first time. Unable to bear the embarrassment, she covered her eyes, disrobed and walked out to her fiancé and two friends, who had just arrived.
- At the end of the episode, the two friends try to return the favour.
- The Kids in the Hall: The heart of a few skits, like one where an employee at a meeting won't stop giggling while going over his report, leading to the revelation that he wrote the whole thing while naked, much to the disgust of everyone else there.
- Monk had a nudist episode, aptly named "Mr. Monk and the Naked Man," wherein Monk had a meltdown about there being naked people on the beach, trying to accuse the nudist he met of being the villain, despite his airtight alibi. Said nudist was a new-age hippie, of course. Monk's fear of nudists turns out to come from a memory he had when he was young in which he was seen naked and then being hit by someone and being held upside down. He gets over it when he realizes he was just remembering his birth. On the subject of a Noodle Incident, Natalie mentions having been on nude beaches in Europe when she was in college.
- A great case when Monk uses this without problems is in "Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger": he proves Ms. Mass is lying about being blind by bailing out a known streaker who has interrupted TWO police press conferences and sets up a meeting with her in the park where he would usually run and watching her reaction. Her own laughter and notice of the streaker gave her away.
- Likewise, the Baywatch parody Son of the Beach had a nudist episode. Slightly memorable because the European male-bimbo character's censor-bar for his... bits... was hilariously large, and that of the main character was nearly nonexistent.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation:
- Mentioned in several episodes. In an episode where Counselor Troi was (briefly) engaged to be married, we learn that Betazoid weddings are traditionally held in the nude. Their culture believes that it symbolizes love. Betazoids, being telepaths, are a very open people.
- In "Cost of Living", Lwaxana Troi shows up to her own wedding naked, after getting tired of her fiancé and his advisors' cultural insensitivity towards her.
- In "Ménage à Troi", the Ferengi transport Deanna and Lwaxana minus their clothing. It's mostly played for laughs, but with a sinister edge.
- Data's "mother" (Soong's wife) mentions that Data originally had no concept of modesty, and thus wouldn't wear clothing because he didn't see the need to. Naturally, an anatomically correct android in the buff was a problem. His shipmates thought it was pretty funny.
- When Q was stripped of his powers and kicked out of the Q Continuum in the third season, he makes his first appearance in the episode naked.
- There is an off-screen moment in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine where Morn, fearing a Dominion invasion, apparently began shouting "We're all doomed!" and ran naked into the Bajoran temple to pray for the Prophets' protection.
- On Star Trek: Enterprise, when Hoshi tries to sneak into Reed's quarters via the ventilation shafts (for entirely legitimate reasons), her shirt snags on something as she falls. We get a shot of her topless and covering her breasts with her arms. Her line when Reed sees her:
Hoshi: Whatever you were going to say, I don't want to hear it. Just get me a shirt.
- Averted in Star Trek: Voyager when Q2 removes Seven of Nine's clothes and is disappointed by her lack of response. He does appear to be impressed by the rest of her though.
Q2: Now that's perfection!
Chakotay: Turns out the transporter malfunctioned. My uniform ended up in the pattern buffer.Archer: You're kidding. You were naked?Chakotay: Not entirely. I had my commbadge.Archer: I hope it was well-placed.
- In "In The Flesh," Chakotay tells Valerie Archer about a transporter malfunction he once experienced:
- In an episode, Jerry has a girlfriend who was not that concerned with wearing clothes when there was no one around to see her except her boyfriend, with whom he discovers that there is "good naked" (walking, for example) and "bad naked" (coughing). She didn't react especially well to Jerry deciding to take the same approach - she apparently felt that all male nudity was "bad naked."
- In another episode, Jerry is on a subway car across the aisle from a fat man and he falls asleep. When he wakes up, everyone else on the train has gotten as far away from the fat man as possible, because he is now naked.
Man: I'm not ashamed of my body.
Jerry: See, that's your problem. You should be.
- In the first episode of Malcolm in the Middle, Malcolm's parents, Hal and Lois, wander around the house naked for various reasons, oblivious to the discomfort this causes their sons and anyone who drops in.
- The League of Gentlemen: Nude Day. The fact that what you're seeing is a man in a naked woman costume is one of the more alarming things on the entire show, and that's saying something.
- Wings had an episode where the main character and his wife, upon having finally gotten their last roommate to move out, decided to get naked inside the house. They like it to the point that they're naked most of the episode, and talking about visiting a nude beach. The rest of the episode was one Scenery Censor gag after another, until their neighbors' perverted kid managed to get blackmail photos of them... cleaning the rain gutters in the nude. Huh.
- In Friends there's the "Ugly Naked Guy". This is an interesting example as he is almost never actually seen* but only described by whichever friend is spying on him at that moment.
"Why do you think it takes me so long to answer the door?"
- Poked fun at in a flashback episode, where the girls mourn the fact that "Cute Naked Guy is really putting on a lot of weight".
- Joey revealed in one episode that he cooks while naked.
Joey: Oatmeal, toast... Nothing that spatters.
- And Phoebe.
"Oh, my God! That's our friend! It's naked Ross!"
- And Ross.
- Corner Gas episode "Poor Brent" has, after a series of smaller arguments, Oscar deciding to walk around the house unexpectedly nude, as he used to when he was younger. Emma retaliates by deciding to stop informing him beforehand when she invited her female friends over for sewing circles. Oscar finds out the hard way.
- In the "Spin Cycle" episode, Lacey learns that the women of Dog River have a nude calendar every few years or so and she is tasked to find people to sign up. Karen and Wanda are about to strip wherever they were and Lacey stops them each time. Turns out Emma thought Lacey wouldn't bother with being in the calendar so Lacey goes to her and the photographer and strips naked. Then it turns out that the photographer was just a customer of the diner.
- The first episode of Rome had Atia nonchalantly walking around completely nude in front of her son, to help establish the different social attitudes of ancient Rome. Cough.
- The Jonathan Creek episode "Mother Redcap" has Maddie dropping around to the home of a nudist real estate agent who was helping her with a mystery and ending up having tea with him and his nudist friends to her obvious discomfort. (He had actually told her he was a nudist before this occurred, but she hadn't been listening.)
- Firefly: The episode "Trash" is a How We Got Here bookended with naked Mal, stranded in a desert, calmly saying "That went well..." Inara (who has seen plenty of naked men) simply tells him he is naked, Zoe stoically ignores it, Kaylee grins from ear to ear, and Wash sneaks a peek with a stage-whispered "So he's Jewish!"
- On Designing Women, the decorators were hired to work at a nude resort. Hilarity Ensues as much as it ever does, which doesn't say much.
- Used on M*A*S*H, almost always involving the showers, often entailing stealing someone's clothing, usually including Radar, and occasionally presenting actual danger in the form of snipers or homicidal patients.
- Not to mention the episode where Hawkeye goes to dinner in the mess hall wearing nothing but his boots, just to see if he could get a rise from the other war-weary members of the camp.
- In one memorable episode, after Hawkeye has fallen victim to one too many of BJ's pranks, he convinces Winchester, also a victim of BJ's joking, to aid him in stripping BJ of his clothes while sleeping, nailing his blanket and pillows to his cot so that he can't use them as cover, and then relocating him to the nurse's tent. Then they make the P.A. announcer call for all surgeons to report to the E.R., forcing a naked BJ to run out naked in front of the whole camp.
- In "Chief Surgeon Who," Klinger goes on guard duty naked while a General is visiting the camp. As usual, he is trying to look crazy so that the Army will give him a Section 8 discharge.
- As above, the first the audience sees of Zedd in Legend of the Seeker is the old wizard naked talking to the clouds. Well, talking to a rooster about the clouds, anyway. Which is to say that Kahlan catches him naked, and holding his c--
- In an "On the next episode" gag of Arrested Development, Tobias, a former Never-nude, overcompensates when briefly cured. He walks down to the family breakfast naked.
- How I Met Your Mother:
- In the episode "The Naked Man", the gang learns of and uses the titular seduction technique:
Step 1: Wait until your date leaves the room.
Step 2: Strip naked.
Step 3: When your date comes back in, they're so impressed by your bravado that they have sex with you.
(Works two out of three times)
- The "inventor" says that it's a "Hail Mary" play. As in, the date's not going so good, you know there won't be a second one, so you may as well give it a try since you've got nothing to lose.
- In the episode "The Naked Man", the gang learns of and uses the titular seduction technique:
- In one episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Slayer gets turned into a rat. When she's turned back to human, she is (obviously) naked but retains her modesty with some conveniently placed furniture. Luckily for her, this happens in the presence of Oz, who is cool about it, because Oz ends up naked all the time anyway. Commented upon in various DVD commentaries
- On Angel, Angel is naked after a shower when Cordelia comes in after her apartment becomes unusable. He grabs a book to hide it.
- In the Freaks and Geeks episode "I'm with the Band", Sam is confronted by a bully while showering after gym class and shoved out in the school hallway naked.
- In an episode of the 80s detective show Simon & Simon, Rick and A.J. go undercover at a nudist resort. Standard hijinks for this trope ensue, with A.J. considerably more at ease than his brother. At one point they end up at a dinner party only to find everyone dressed but themselves. Apparently it was resort practice to always dress for dinner. Even A.J. is cowed, and after donning their Hand-or-Object Underwear, they beat a hasty retreat.
- Stargate SG-1:
- There is one episode where Daniel Jackson comes back from the dead naked. (It's implied that it's some sort of Ancient practical joke that Oma was playing on him.) He wound up landing in Jack's office while the General is trying to have a briefing with the rest of SG-1 (Sam and Teal'c, at the time). It is awkward.
- The other time he came back from the dead naked (yes, this happens to him more than once) is played less humorously... except when we find out that his nickname translates to "The Naked One".
- Doctor Who:
Clara's Grandma: Are we going to play Twister now?
- In "Bad Wolf", Captain Jack Harkness is hit by a defabricator ray and therefore loses all his clothing. He doesn't mind at all. And neither do the viewers.
- In "Gridlock", as the Doctor tries to track down the carjackers who took Martha, one of the couples occupying the cars he climbs through is a pair of nudists. He doesn't hang around long enough to bother giving them an alibi.
- How about Donna Noble and the Meta-Crisis Doctor's first conversation, after he's just grown out of the spare hand on the TARDIS:
Donna: It's YOU!
Doctor Double: [emphatically] Oh yes!
Donna: [glancing down, then pointedly to the left] ...You're NAKED!
Doctor Double: [just as emphatically] Oh yes!
- Also done in the series six premiere, when an Elizabethan-era nobleman barges into his wife's bedroom demanding she tell him where "that doctor" is. She insists that she's alone, but when an inconveniently-timed sneeze gives the game away the Doctor reluctantly crawls, stark naked, out from under the noblewoman's voluminous skirts.
- "The Time Monster" does this when Benton is reverted from a baby back to an adult, naked and clueless. Cue an Everybody Laughs Ending.
- Played with in "The Time of the Doctor"; it is considered customary to visit the Papal Mainframe naked, but the Doctor still gives himself holographic clothing, which both Clara and the audience can see. But... not anyone else.
- Hal Sparks once did an entire episode of Talk Soup in the buff.
- In an episode of Roseanne the main characters discover that they can look from their window into their neighbours' home and see the elderly neighbours walking around in the nude. Naturally they spend their every waking moment obsessed with this view.
- Supernatural has Cupid, who caused some very awkward moments when he hugs people...
- In a rare case of this trope being invoked entirely though dialogue, this classic scene from Extras in which Patrick Stewart recounts a plot which involves women's clothes falling off. This led to the memetic line "I've seen everything. I've seen it all."
"It's a comedy, is it?"No."Beat.
- In the "Bitter Suite" episode of Xena: Warrior Princess, Xena and Gabrielle wake up in Illusia completely naked. Gabrielle notices her own nudity when she is musing over whether or not she is in the Eluysian Fields before running away, hands over her chest protectively, to avoid being seen nude by Joxer, who later provides her with clothes. Xena is initially dressed in blue and beige robes by her nemesis Calisto, but when she confronts Ares, the God of War strips her completely naked with two quick sword slashes, exposing her firm, shapely body before his minions, much to her quiet yet humorous anger.
- In one Relic Hunter episode, our heroes are chasing a Viking artifact in a very much Hollywood Atlas version of Stockholm. Turns out an Important Clue is on a runestone... which nowadays sits in a park part of a nudist center. So Sydney and Nigel go, erh, undercover and steal the runestone. And during the whole scene, there just happens to be object censoring both their naughty parts and those of the center's guests...
- In Charmed, Piper and Phoebe arrive to rescue Prue from a kidnapper who had dealings with demons, only to find that Prue and the kidnapper (who only wanted Prue's help against the demons) have just had sex;
Prue: Uh... What are you guys doing here?
Phoebe: We're rescuing you from the tall, dark, and naked man.
Prue: I told you to stay away.
Phoebe: Yeah, now I know why. He is yummy.
- In the season 5 episode, "The Goop on the Girl", Booth was present when the "goop" was created (an apparent suicide bombing) and slowly discovers bits of it on his suit, causing Temperance to take off his clothes so as not to compromise the evidence. By the time she's done Booth is being wheeled around on a cart.
Angela: Uh, are we doing experiments on Booth? Because if so I'd like to help.
Booth: Go ahead, make fun of the naked guy. Knock yourself out.
- In the Season 7 premiere, Angela becomes very interested when she learns that Brennan took a photo of Booth making an omelet while naked.
- In the season 5 episode, "The Goop on the Girl", Booth was present when the "goop" was created (an apparent suicide bombing) and slowly discovers bits of it on his suit, causing Temperance to take off his clothes so as not to compromise the evidence. By the time she's done Booth is being wheeled around on a cart.
- Family Feud: "Name something that a burglar would not want to see when he breaks into a house." Contestant's answer? NEKKID GRANDMA!
- Richard Hatch from the first season of Survivor infamously went around naked when he celebrated his birthday on the island. Fridge Brilliance sets in when Sean notes that he is celebrating in his "birthday suit".
- In the Babylon 5 episode "Sic Transit Vir", Ivanova has a "Not Wearing Pants" Dream in which she's wearing, in fact, nothing at all. Claudia Christian was given the option of doing the scene in her nightclothes or completely starkers; citing this trope, she went for starkers. Now that's dedication.
- Rizzoli & Isles: In "This Is How A Heart Breaks", Maura dates a sculptor who sculpts in the nude.
- Saturday Night Live had Rob Schneider as "The Sensitive Naked Guy" - his son complains about teasing from his classmates, and he concludes it's because his son's classmates have a problem, not that his dad is always inappropriately naked.
- This scene from Merlin. Arthur usually has no problem strutting around his chambers naked, but with Gwen is there to see him, Hilarity Ensues.
- Mr. Bean after losing his trunks in the swimming pool.
- On Jessica Alba's appearance on Punk'd, a naked man got in the way of her shopping. Surprisingly, she kept her cool the entire time.
- In the Get Some In! episode "Field Exercise", naive RAF National Serviceman Matthew Lilley charges toward a mob of RAF Regimentnote members who are playing the "enemy" in the field exercise, who promptly engulf him and strip him of everything except his beret and glasses, laughing as he frantically covers his remaining modesty with the beret. Their laughter, along with that of Drill Sergeant Nasty Corporal Marsh (nominally the umpire of the exercise, actually just there to point and laugh at the recruits' failures), evaporates when they realise three of Matthew's fellow aircraftmen have successfully reached the finish line of the exercise (a first in the history of the camp); Matthew proudly puts on his beret and salutes... and then remembers what he was using his beret to cover and quickly "replaces" it.
- In a story-telling episode of The Golden Girls, Dorothy, Rose and Blanche recall the time they accidentally booked in to a nudist hotel. After initial awkwardness, they decide to go for it and walk down to dinner completely naked - into a restaurant full of fully-dressed patrons. Apparently they dress for dinner.
- Another episode had Sophia's love interest sneak into the shower to surprise her - only to find it was actually Dorothy.
- Played straight and deconstructed in Invisible Girl Ea, a Japanese video-game storyline turned live-action TV miniseries. Ea's compulsive invisibility prohibit her from wearing clothing, as her skin being touched causes her invisibility to turn into a Predator-style CGI effect. The comedy comes when the main male lead has to make excuses and generally freaks out when Ea's powers turn off, usually at the worst possible times. The deconstruction comes when the main male lead and Ea realize that she's never going to be able to live a normal life, as she can't wear clothing, turns invisible and visible at more or less random, and has to hide from any number of random government and corporate interests who would love to dissect her and figure her powers out. Finding a way to remove her powers is the major plotline of the series.
- Father Brown: When Father Brown, Lady Felecia and Mrs Mccarthy are stranded in the middle of nowhere, Mrs McCarthy is shocked when a man wearing nothing but a fez wanders past and greets her politely. He turns out to be a naturist staying at a local hotel.
- Angie Tribeca: When Angie shows up at the hospital to visit Geils after his unfortunate elevator incident, he turns away from the camera and is shown to be wearing the typical backless hospital gown, giving the audience a pixellated butt shot. Then Angie turns to follow him, and for no apparent reason, her clothes are backless as well.
- Discussed by Statler & Waldorf of The Muppet Show:
Statler: Well, how do you feel about nudity?Waldorf: Well, personally, it always left me cold
- The Ray Stevens song "The Streak".
"DON'T LOOK, ETHEL!!"
- The video for blink-182's "What's my age again?" should be renamed as "Naked People Are Funny: the Video". The band later did a Distaff Counterpart Internal Homage.
- Da Yoopers' first full Christmas album was titled Naked Elves in Cowboy Boots. Yes, it had a song about the titular elves.
- "I Wanna Be Naked" by Screeching Weasel, in which Ben Weasel sings about the benefits of being a nudist (not getting made fun of for how you dress, not wasting time deciding what to wear, etc.)
- "Buck Naked" by former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne.
- "Nothin' but Cowboy Boots" by Blue County plays with this trope in the first two verses, which focus on the narrator playing naked in a lawn sprinkler as a child, then being dared to streak through town square by his buddies. But the third verse turns it on its head by having the narrator's wife come downstairs in "nothin' but cowboy boots".
- The "First It Giveth" music video by Queens of the Stone Age is famous among fans for displaying then-bassist Nick Oliveri playing buck-naked on-stage during some snippets of him in the video.
- Naked Mideon.
- In a 2002 episode of Raw, Chris Jericho and Christian got their clothes stolen by the Dudley Boyz and spent much of the show backstage wearing only towels trying to find them. Later, when they're on the stage, Spike Dudley rips their towels off.
- The episode "Bare Necessities" of The Men from the Ministry has One and Two stripping down in order to negotiate with the owner of a Nudist colony about buying the land, but since they do it in the night they keep going into wrong houses in the dark.
Myths & Religion
- Japanese Mythology had the tale of Ame-no-Uzume, the goddess of dawn, mirth and revelry. She danced naked ("and crazy!") in front of the eight million gods to induce laughter, instead of arousal; the thunderous laughters of so many gods then induced curiousity of the Sun Goddess Amaterasu, who up until that point, had been locking herself in a cave due to her little brother and God of Thunder Susano-o's serious misbehavior. Long story short, laughters were had, and Sunlight was restored. The story didn't give details about the naked dancing goddess, some said she was a fair maiden, other said she was a funny fat woman... and some retellings split the difference.
- In the Book of Genesis, after The Great Flood, Noah plants a vineyard and makes wine out of the grapes he harvests. He imbibes a little too much of his homemade wine and gets so drunk that he takes his clothes off. Later, his son Ham finds him passed out in the nude, points and laughs, and calls his brothers in to laugh with him. Rather than Come to Gawk, his brothers simply look away and cover their dad with a blanket. When Noah wakes up with a hangover and finds out that Ham laughed at him, Noah curses all of Ham's descendants. (Which was and is, unfortunately, used to justify slavery and racism towards black people.)
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. Raiden's attempts to keep modest even though there's nobody (but the player) watching provide some humor in an otherwise disturbing and highly frustrating Warring Without Pants level.
- Saints Row:
- Saints Row 2 gives the player the option of removing all of the player character's clothing, complete with Pixellation. You can then play a streaking minigame with the goal of disgusting as many people as possible. The fact that it keeps score for this adds to the game's Refuge in Audacity tendencies.
- Both Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV include sequences where the player character is forced to fight naked. A few NPCs get the same treatment.
- Katamari Damacy: Lalala is simply 'the nudist cousin'. While other cousins are distinguished by their colorful clothes, unique shapes and/or quirky personalities, she's just naked. And sunburnt from running around naked all the time.
- The Accidental Pervert moments in Megaman Legends.
- Dragon Age allows you to unequip character armor and robes at any time (even in the middle of battle). Players who pay attention to character approval bars will see a Face–Heel Turn coming along and wisely remove their armor if they're planning on leaving with it (thus making angry, drama-charged moments gagfests while you stare at your party members' adult diapers). See this video for the dangers of leaving party members in the flesh.
- Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark contained a dungeon where your character's clothes are stolen by a Mimic, which might leave you with no replacement gear if you only carry one suit of armor. Aribeth finds the whole thing quite amusing.
- Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony, mission "Caught With Your Pants Down". Yusuf Amir tries to explain to his "papa" why there's a hooker in his apartment and he's not wearing any pants (the scene later got adapted into an earworm of an Auto-Tune Stupid Statement Dance Mix, albeit a short one):
Yusuf Amir: ...things went a bit crazy and, uh, I somehow lost my pants! Hahaha!
Abdul Amir: Things do not look good, son.
Yusuf Amir: Don't judge a book by its cover, father. That's what you taught me.
Abdul Amir: When a book is called guns... drugs... hookers... and no pants... I think I don't need to read it.
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: In the VCPR Radio Station, one of the segments, about Morality, features among the panelists a rather amoral nudist who always interrupted the arguments to say nudism is always the best solution for everything. He had to stay behind a divider so he wouldn't squick the other ones (a soccer mom and a fundamentalist corrupt televangelist), but he disobeys anyway, trying to hug people on more than one occasion. ("Don't be shy, Please! We all got one! That means I'm happy!") By the end of the segment, the televangelist (after delivering a "The Reason You Suck" Speech about his own amoral ventures) gets fed up with the guy and shoots him the crotch.
Maurice Chavez: Dios mío, you shot him! There's blood and pubic hair all over the studio!!
- The Elder Scrolls:
- You get some funny remarks in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind when you talk to people naked. This can even be useful, as the "PC is naked" response usually supersedes any other response, including automatic "Goodbyes" which would normally leave you unable to converse with certain NPCs, making it impossible to raise their disposition or taunt them into attacking you.
- Three Nords encountered during the game have run afoul of witches, who leave them naked in the wilderness. This is referenced by a naked Nord in the Tribunal expansion who insists he's never met any witches; it's just really hot out.
- In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Sanguine's quest involves casting a clothing-removal spell at a stuffy noble's dinner party, to liven things up a little.
- An unintentional example in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, where a Good Bad Bug would sometimes cause the courier to make his deliveries wearing nothing but a hat. Bethesda says they fixed it in the 1.9 patch, unfortunately.
- Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver have a notorious cutscene where Silver becomes incensed at the sight of the player character in a Team Rocket uniform and rips it off of them then and there. In the game, the player character is wearing their own clothes under the Rocket uniform. In the fan art of that scene... not so much.
- Reality-On-The-Norm: Guido, a nudist who is an eternal embarrassment to his brother, but thankfully usually stays at home (though apparently he helps his brother in his restaurant. While wearing no clothes, yes).
- In The Sims, a Sim who happens to catch sight of (or even just be in the same room as) a nude Sim will react with a startled scream, even if those two Sims just Woohooed.
- Silent Hill 3: Konami Code + This Trope = Douglas wearing only boxers 'neath his trenchcoat.
- The opening level of DmC (after the credits) has Dante waking up with a hangover in his birthday suit. He answers a knock on his door in a surly mood without bothering to dress, to the mild shock of the female guest. They have a brief conversation, and then Dante gets attacked by a demon, leading to a lengthy sequence where he tries to find his clothes and guns without getting himself killed while his environment is torn to pieces around him. The scene's absurdity is made perfect by Dante's total indifference to being naked and the ridiculous acrobatics he has to pull just to get his pants on.
- Lakeview Cabin and Lakeview Cabin Collection lets your protagonists strip down and walk around completely in the buff.
- While nowhere to be seen in the actual game, a manga for Splatoon had a large panel with two inklings; the male of the pair was naked, with a censorship squid over his junk. The comedy is derived from the girl beating him up the next panel for forgetting to get dressed.
- Final Fantasy VI has a point where Locke disguises himself as an imperial soldier. This involves getting into a fight with one of them, and then using the "steal" command to strip him. Once you do, the soldier's sprite actually changes to a naked guy trying to cover himself, after which he runs away. He does this to a merchant as well. After you steal the clothes, the battle indicator refers to the merchant / soldier as "B. Day Suit." or "Birthday Suit" in later releases.
- In Fire Emblem Fates, there are certain weapons and a Personal Skill (Sophie's) that can cause armor and Clothing Damage. So in certain circumstances, the player can end up stripping their enemies naked as they kill or wound them.
- Garnet and Gure: This cartoon short showcases the production of a charity nudie-calendar, which is disrupted by a fairly repulsive character who insists that he is to pose alongside one of the ladies.
- in Tomorrows Nobodies, this is the entire point of Tito, a large naked black man who rarely serves any purpose beyond being, well... naked.
- The title character of Homestar Runner is frequently depicted as comically-naked (complete with pixellation) when he takes his shirt off. In "Homestar Presents: Presents", Homestar is in such a rush to get his Decemberween shopping done at the very, VERY last minute he runs out of the house "naked, somehow" despite having been wearing a shirt in the previous scene.
- Ayuri has dobeks, a domesticated species of non-sapient humanoid. Like most pets, they wear a collar at most, making some humans uncomfortable.
- The Bare Pit (NSFW if your workplace objects to naked people, otherwise pretty wholesome), originally titled Loxie and Zoot, is an Australian webcomic that takes place at a nudist resort, now celebrating 10 years of online publication. Completely subverts the majority of the trope, although some of the more obvious storylines (a pervert with a camera, a prude trying to harass the resort, etc.) are still used. The comic's creator even added his own Naked People Are Funny plot in its longest storyline — or rather, about six of them: A bump to the head causes Loxie's mother (a rather prudish, intolerant woman) to decide to join in. Because her daughter and son-in-law both know full well that once she comes to her senses she will regret it, they do their best to keep her dressed and hidden (and are failing miserably). Right afterwards, Loxie's prudish sister gets stuck at the resort, and upon falling asleep, goes sleepwalking (naked, of course). Loxie's nephews are using their mother's nap to sneak around trying to peep (and are failing miserably). Loxie's niece was suckered by another girl into going naked by wearing a wig to hide her identity (and is failing miserably). Loxie's father and brother in law are sneaking off to fish during all this (and are failing miserably). They most recently lost a "you gotta stay naked" vs "you gotta stay clothed" bet with some regulars, and are currently trying to evade a pissed-off emu who isn't happy that they bailed out after losing (and are failing miserably). phew . At last count, that makes five or six storylines going on all at once, all destined to fail at the exact same time, Benny Hill-style.
- A minor lawyer character in Unshelved is a nudist. His idea of a Halloween costume is to put on clothing. He is a good example of the "Right-to-Nuder" subtype, as he spends all day at the library arguing about his First Amendment rights. Or maybe not — he shows up in one storyline wearing a full suit and tie: that is, the storyline in the nudist colony.
- Quentyn, hero of Tales of the Questor has some problems keeping his pants on, either having pursuers grab at his clothing or needing to change clothing in a hurry. The humor comes less from the nudity itself, as it is to various reactions to the matter by the Kid Hero, who's a bit modest around women. The concept is essentially distilled by the time he goes to human territories, where Sam(antha) warns Quentyn against peeking while she showers in a near-by bush, even though she's about as interesting as a naked rat to Quentyn. Likewise, Quentyn starts to panic when his bath is interrupted by a female maidservant, yet she doesn't think anything of looking at him.
- Played straight in I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space when the captain identifies a birthmark on their new guest. Responses included asking a naked lesbian how she managed to check another woman for birthmarks. She insists it's not important.
- While Dominic Deegan has an oft-times nude country of werewolves, they are not this trope. No, that would be Brian, the fat guy who likes to do his stretches at the cruise ship's pool. Naked.
- In The Order of the Stick, Cloudcuckoolander Elan's interpretation of D&D's armor check penalty rules is as follows: If heavy armor makes it harder for you to be stealthy, being naked must make you invisible. To a point, he's right: The men don't want to look at him, and the women are... distracted by his "18 charisma".
- When loveable megalomaniac and Friendly Hostility star Collin needs to take a break from his stressful life, he takes boyfriend, slave, and fridge-dwelling demon to the beach. Still unable to relax, Collin strips nude...on a non-nude beach. Those poor nuns....
- It's a bit of a Running Gag in The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob! that, as a furry monster, Molly gets to parade around completely naked. Her sister Golly, on the other hand, likes clothing.
- Chop Chop Ninja Doom from SPRINGIETTE enjoys nakedness a lot, although she has trouble understanding when's the right time for it .
- Zach Weiner, the author of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, is always naked. Always.
- Sluggy Freelance:
- An early gag pointed out the problem with nudist camps is lack of quality control.
- Oasis, perhaps as part of being a parody (also deconstruction) of some anime stereotypes, doesn't seem too concerned about going around naked. The chapter (and later book) introducing her is titled "Game Called on Account of Naked Chick."
- Zoë gets accidentally cursed to turn into a camel whenever a certain word is said. Most of the time, she does not have Magic Pants.
- Once when summoning drunk, Gwynn slurs her lines and invokes "dud-muncher eat-clothes moths" instead of "Dreadmaster Econoth". Hilarity ensues, but at least Torg finds a use for his emergency pants.
- In "Stick Figures in Spaaaaaace 2", it's revealed that the not only the male but also the female stick-figures have been topless the whole time until some aliens made them put on shirts. Torg curses being a stick-figure since he (like the audience) never noticed.
- Aylee the shape-changing alien was used to going around without clothes because Nonhumans Lack Attributes, but when she adopted a form where under her dresslike wrapped wings she had "human female naughty parts"... well, you can guess.
- Demon Eater plays with it. Demons don't reproduce with sexual organs, but there is a group that want to be like humans. They don't quite get the appearance right, with one of them being an anatomically correct male but without skin, while another is an anatomically correct albino female... without a head.
- Wil of Questionable Content goes on a vision quest and runs into a guy from a nearby senior nudist colony, at first mistaking him for his "spirit animal". When he relays this story to the members of the reservation, they dub him "Wil Talks-to-Dongs". Also Dora and Tai's "detour".
- Inverted in the Insecticomics: Because Transformers are ordinarily nude, there is humor value in putting them in clothing.
- In Spying With Lana, Lana is funny while naked if you're not her target. If you are, it's better to prepare yourself for a tough fight.
- Used in Survival of the Fittest with Sam Sorenson, who spent a good portion of his time on the island running around naked.
Sam: Umm...hi! You see, I was abducted from my nudist cruise and sent here for some comedic purposes with no clothes, I really do need help and no do not worry about my modesty for being a nudist I have gone all my life with people staring at my dingaling! Really, just all bow down before the wrath of Kahn! Kahn!
- Gaia Online's Gino Gambino gets possessed by a god with no nudity taboo during the Demonbusters event. Said god promptly hams it up with lines like "FEELS GOOD, MAN!" and goofy poses. Since Gino straddles the line between Bishounen and malnourished, this may double as Fanservice or Fan Disservice.
- Oddly enough, the Overseer in his own shape wears clothes.
- Naked people doing stupid things is one of Nash and Tara's "wheelhouses" on ''What the Fuck Is Wrong with You?".
- Retsupurae's "Kane and Lynch's Spring Break" begins as a riff on a heavily-accented player doing a Let's Play of Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days. The level shown involves naked men, covered in blood, running through Shanghai fighting policemen and winning. It gets so ridiculous that the hosts start riffing on the game instead.
- The video producers Notebook Entertainment's series Tales from FMyLife started out as short videos illustrating everyday examples of embarrassment or frustration, but slowly devolved into an exhaustive exploration of this trope: a girl goes into a shower only to find that her little brother's best friend is playing hide and seek in there; a girl is invited by a fellow student for a study night and, assuming that he doesn't really want to study, she shows up in a coat and nothing else, which she removes only to find that he just wants to study, etc.
- The episode "Over Exposed" in 6teen, where Jonesy ends up seeing Jen naked. They both freak out over it, swearing never to mention it again, but word gets out and awkwardness ensues. Eventually another girl shows Jen a picture of Jonesy naked in order to make her feel comfortable again.
- From Action League NOW!, The Flesh who, being an action figure, is also an example of Barbie Doll Anatomy.
- The Amazing World of Gumball: Gumball occasionally has his moments of nudity, and it comes with pixelation that conceals his nethers.
- American Dad! has had many examples. One of the best was during an episode where Hayley and Klaus were having a dare challenge and one of Klaus's dares had Hayley run about the front yard completely naked (With the exception of her headband, peace sign necklace and wristband). Roger's head took up most of the center but when you can see Hayley the only thing covering her body is a censor blur. See for yourself.
- In The Angry Beavers episode "Sans-A-Pelt", Norb and Dag lose their fur after a failed magic trick exposing their naked bodies.
- The Archer episode "Honeypot" features a cut-away that shows Archer throwing Cheryl's clothes off the balcony with Cheryl covering herself to stop him from doing so.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender: Iroh is seen in a hotspring relaxing. Zuko becomes impatient and tells him to get out and, as Iroh begins to come out, Zuko is disgusted by the sight and tells him to get back in for a few more minutes before leaving. Zuko's hand censors him.
- In Kim Possible, the episode "Blush" sees Dr. Drakken infect Kim with a dangerous pollen that will slowly erase her from reality if she ever gets embarrassed in public, with the help of the Embarrassment Ninjas. One of their tricks involves showing her crush a home movie of her taking a bath as a toddler.
- In the ski lodge episode, Kim's mother starts telling Kim's class a story from Kim's childhood when the family stayed at the lodge, which involved Kim taking off all of her clothes in the lobby when she was only two years old. Kim quickly tells her to quit it.
- Ron is frequently seen in his Goofy Print Underwear, owing to his usual clumsiness.
- In what could be the ultimate example of a Brick Joke, Ben 10: Alien Force, has Ben acquire a new alien form: Rath, an Appoplexian. Rath doesn't wear any clothes, but he's a big anthropomorphic alien tiger, so no big deal, right? Nobody even makes a comment on it. Fast forward several years to Ben 10: Omniverse, when Ben actually meets some other Appoplexians for the first time, and finds out that their species actually has a sense of shame, and that it's the norm for them to wear clothes. Upon realizing that Rath has indeed been naked all this time, Ben's friends crack up laughing, while Ben is extremely embarrassed.
- Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
- In the episode "The Plasma Monster", Booster ends up nude after lending his space suit to Plasma Boy in order to stabilize him.
- "The Crawling Flesh" involves Zurg infecting nearly everyone at Star Command with a virus that causes people to merge with those closest to them into mutated blobs that shed through their clothes. Buzz Lightyear and Mira Nova are seen in new space suits after being cured off-screen, but this does not apply to the other people infected, so we end up seeing Booster, Commander Nebula, several generic Space Rangers, and some LGMs in their birthday suits.
- In China, IL, "Life Coaches", Baby Cakes is sitting in class naked for some reason and eating an apple while his classmates avoid looking at him.
- Codename: Kids Next Door:
- Tommy Gilligan was a victim of this trope. In one episode he makes the wrong interpretation of what a birthday suit is, and in another episode, somewhat more deliberately, he's trying to avoid getting a bath.
- It happened to the whole team (except Numbuh Four) in "Operation: A.R.C.T.I.C." when they were hit by their own ship's missile. (Made even worse by the fact that they were at, well, the Arctic.) Numbuh Two tried to make light of the situation by saying that at least now they knew it worked.
- And then there was "Operation: B.U.T.T." It wasn't all too funny for Numbuh One, of course. (The Delightful Children had a robot swipe his shorts while he was at the beach, and then take his picture. Before he even found out they had the picture, everyone laughed at him. Then he finally made it home, and it got worse. After he got their blackmail note and left to deal with them, his teamates found it, and even ''they'' couldn't help but laugh before they decided to go help him.)
- Cow and Chicken gives us the Red Guy, who never wears pants in any of his disguises. All his aliases' names actually reference his lack of pants (such as Officer Pantzoffski, Dr. Laxslax, or Rear Admiral Floyd). In fact, his first line in the pilot (where he's referred as the Devil) is "Helloooo. I'm the Devil and ''I'm also NAKED''!"
- Dexter's Laboratory: Dexter's nakedness including him in his underwear, is kind of funny in some episodes.
- Loriot's animated sketch "Die Herren im Bad" ("The Gentlemen in the Bathtub").
- The Fairly Oddparents has at least two examples of this. The first one is Timmy wishing that instead of having to take a bath he could be at his favorite comic book store. They do indeed poof him out of the bathtub and into the comic book store; but forgot to dress him. As a result, he has to make his way home through the town completely naked. Another example is when Timmy jumped off of a high dive board into a pool. He lost his swimming trunks and comes out of the pool where everyone there sees Timmy in the buff.
- Every character on Family Guy has been naked for a laugh at least once. Usually it's Peter Griffin, whose gut hangs down low enough to cover his genitals. In one episode, they find out their neighbors are nudists, and most of the family ends up naked in an attempt to show acceptance. In a later episode, they run into the nudists at a KISS concert - wearing nothing but face paint and guitars, of course.
Stewie: (to Lois and Peter) "Well, you two are busy bein' nude, so, um, we'll just head out and um...let you be nude.
- From the episode "Deep Throats:"
- In the episode where Peter becomes a cigarette company executive, he has the kitchen coated in Teflon for easy cleaning. Everyone falls over, as Peter remarks that he didn't think they'd do the floor too. Then Stewie slides by on his butt, bare naked, and happily announces "I'm Nudes on Ice!"
- Bill Clinton's "This is one Fine Day to Be Nude" gag comes to mind.
- Of special note is the fact that Brian, the dog, is pretty much always nude. A recent episode had him shave his fur off to "even the score" with Peter, who is constantly harassing Brian by appearing naked in front of him.
- Apparently nudity is not so taboo in the future, as the main cast of Futurama tend to disrobe somewhat frequently. Especially the Professor, who is over 100 years old.
- In the Hey Arnold! episode "Summer Love", Gertie, Arnold's grandma, surfs onto a nude beach - where everybody's naughty bits are obscured by one thing or another. Her response?
Gertie: Well, when in Rome... (slips out of her 20s-era bathing suit)
Nudists: (run away screaming)
Gertie: Up the establishment!
- Later she shows up at the non-nudist beach with some surfers - and without her clothes - with a surfboard obscuring her nudity. Grandpa Phil is not amused:
Phil: Aw, Pookie, nobody wants to see that!
- I Am Weasel: I.R. Baboon possesses a bright red butt that he never wears pants to cover, and therefore is ridiculed for it Oh, and the Red Guy from Cow and Chicken shows up with the same role.
- Although he himself never cracks a smile about it, Kick Buttowski ends up naked on the show...so much it's hard to count. This is met with fear, indifference or laughter.
- King of the Hill:
- Hank gets caught in a passing tornado holding his dear life to a telephone pole. His clothes slowly tears off leaving him nude. As the eye passes, he chooses a potted cactus over a Texas flag to cover himself to make his way to the shelter.
- While taking a camping trip in a park, Hank, his friends, and Bobby encounter a large number of hippies who came for a gathering. The one that explains the gathering to them is a nudist old man, who horrifies Hank.
- In The Loud House, Lincoln likes to read comics in his underwear, a habit his sisters frequently find annoying. Also, their youngest sister Lily, a baby, frequently ditches her diaper while running about.
- The Mask did this in an episode called Flight as a Feather which detailed the Mask trying to find the feather that goes in his hat; while searching for it he foils an angry stripper named Cookie BaBoom trying to blow up Mayor Tilton along with herself for ending their affair with dynamite strapped over her private parts. When the Mask pulls them off he sends her into a whirlwind like the Taz-Manian devil, and when Kellaway and Doyle show up to arrest the Mask, the Mask stops Cookie's spinning, exposing her naked body to the cops, causing both men to faint. The Mask then says to her "Don't I know you from traffic school?"
- The 2013 Mickey Mouse series has used this in a few shorts.
- "No Service" has Mickey forced into being naked in public when Donald Duck steals his clothes to comply with the restaurant's "no shirt, no shoes, no service" policy, and the short ends with Donald getting Laser-Guided Karma when he is left naked after Mickey takes his clothes as well as reclaiming his own.
- "Mickey Monkey" has Mickey's clothes get stolen by a monkey, which results in his friends thinking that he is a monkey and that the monkey is the real Mickey. After he gets his clothes back and chases the monkey away, the ending implies that Goofy, Donald, and Minnie have had their clothes stolen by a trio of alligators.
- "Goofy's First Love" features two brief gags where Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are flung past Minnie and inadvertently end up wearing her clothes, both occasions resulting in Minnie being briefly nude.
- In the Mike, Lu & Og episode "Hot Couture", Mike decides to host a fashion show of the Albonquetine natives. While Lu wears Goat like a fur boa, Queeks wears clothes made of seaweed, Margery wears a large skirt and a crab in her hair, Wendel is clad in ostrich feathers, and Alfred dons live snakes, Og spends some time pondering on what to wear for the fashion show until he eventually decides to simply remove his loincloth, which is the only article of clothing he ever wears.
- A Running Gag in My Gym Partner's a Monkey is Jake Spidermonkey's lack of pants and how much he boasts about his butt.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic actually manages to pull a nudity joke despite the characters parading around naked all the time anyways. Rainbow Dash bursts into Fluttershy's room while she's asleep and rips the covers off of her, only for Fluttershy to cover her naked self and blush.
- Again in season 5. When Discord uses a vaccum cleaner to suck the ooze off of Rarity's dress, it ends up taking her entire dress off. Rarity covers her front with her forelegs while trying to shuffle away.
- Regular Show had an example where Pops gets a surprise guest (while in the nude).
- Ren and Stimpy: This sometimes happen to the the title characters themselves. Old Man Hunger is portrayed as naked.
- Rocko's Modern Life: Happens twice with the title character, most notably when he walks down a staircase and is, as Heffer and Filburt (who are filming him with a video camera) put it, "completely...naaakeeed, with no clothes on".
- In Rugrats episode 54: Naked Tommy, Tommy wants to shed his clothes to be like his dog, Spike, so he tries out naturism. He also wants Phil & Lil to do it too, so they do so. Chuckie doesn't want to.
- The Daughters of Aku from the 2017 revival of Samurai Jack were initially believed to be wearing black skin-tight suits, but the sixth episode reveals that the girls actually had ash covering their naked bodies from being exposed to hot coals when they were children. While this revelation is obviously not intended to be funny, it is a bit humorous when Ashi washes off her "suit" and realizes too late that she doesn't have anything to wear.
- There's a straighter example, also, in the episode "Jack is Naked," in which a rabbit hopping on by takes Jack's clothes as he's bathing and Jack spends the episode attempting to get them back, stumbling into some densely-populated areas in the process.
- Cartman on South Park walks across the mainstage at a fair naked, because he's convinced himself that he has magic ninja powers and can become invisible.
- Pretty much every main character on Spongebob Squarepants has been naked quite frequently at one point too. Mostly it's the titular character, who, ironically has concealed genitals even though he was ashamed in earlier episodes that involved him being nude. In the episode "All That Glitters", he had to sell everything to buy a new high-tech spatula, INCLUDING his clothes. He arrives to work the next day completely naked, much to Krabs' dismay and Squidward's delight.
Tom: "And on your right, if you look, you'll see two naked guys fighting over a can of paint!"Everyone on the bus: (laugh hysterically)
- In the episode "Pranks a Lot," a bus stops beside a naked Spongebob and Patrick.
Mr. Krabs: "Uh...any particular reason you boys are naked?"Spongebob: "Yeah, the invisible paint stains clothes."
- Later in the episode when Mr. Krabs notices that Spongebob and Patrick are nude:
Mr. Krabs: The Krusty Krab presents.... Live Nude Pranksters! Starring the Bikini Bottom Ghosts. [everyone laughs and cheers as Spongebob & Patrick try to cover up their body]Spongebob: Patrick!Patrick: Yeah?Spongebob: We should have bought the whoopie cushion!
- At the end of the episode when Spongebob and Patrick are exposed for their prank:
- It is occasionally brought up that Plankton doesn't wear any clothes. One notable instance is in "The Algae's Always Greener", when Plankton uses a machine to switch lives with Mr. Krabs and is pleased to find himself wearing Mr. Krabs' clothes, but is horrified to find Krabs to walk around naked in public now that he's living his life as the rival trying to steal the Krabby Patty formula. Plankton eventually reveals in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water that he goes naked because they don't make clothes his size.
- Happens to Homer quite frequently on The Simpsons. In one instance, Homer and Marge try to have sex at a mini-golf course, and end up having to make it home naked after losing their clothes.
Ned Flanders: Homer, you've met my parents.Homer: Not naked I haven't.
- This also comes to mind:
- Barney is reduced to handing out baby supply store flyers wearing a diaper, and concludes "At least I can't sink any lower", then the wind blows his diaper off. He runs after it around the corner shouting "Come back, diaper!" then, off-camera "...hi, Mom."
- In the Steven Universe episode "Frybo," Steven and his friend Peedee accidentally bring the Fryman restaurant's mascot to life, so Steven animates his own clothes to help fight it. The resulting Full-Frontal Assault is Played for Laughs, and Steven remains naked for the rest of the episode.
Steven: Ever since my act two years ago, there's been a rule that you've got to wear clothes.
- Discussed in "Keeping It Together:" the Gems have to fold a big pile of shirts, and Amethyst comments that humans should just stop wearing clothes—it'd be a lot funnier.
- In "Sadie's Song", Steven gives us this line (though subsequent dialogue reveals he was wearing underwear):
- In the Teen Titans Go! episode "Laundry Day", Raven snatches the other Titans clothes to wash them; leaving them in the buff. Robin gets locked out of the tower and gets swarmed by bees and fangirls with cameraphones.
- In the Tiny Toon Adventures short "A Bacon Strip", from the episode "The Acme Acres Zone", Plucky tricks Hamton into skinny-dipping in Montana Max's pool. When Hamton reluctantly does so, Max steals his clothes, and Plucky runs off, lest Max get him in trouble too. Hamton is then forced to make his way home while trying to conceal his nudity. Once he gets there, he finds a surprise birthday party waiting for him. By now, though, Hampton has been embarrassed too much to be humiliated any further, and takes it in stride, saying, "At least I came in my birthday suit."
- This happens more often in Total Drama. However, in Pahkitew Island, Max is the only victim of this trope after Jasmine gave him a wedgie.
- In the spin-off The Ridonculous Race, Don's towel falls off in one episode ("I Love Ridonc and Roll"), leaving him naked for a split second.
- The Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? episode "The Groovesicle" had Robot and Socks watch a music video for a song called "The Nudist and Mr. Pendleton", which was about a dog named Mr. Pendleton chasing after a cheerful man wearing nothing but a bowler hat and a necktie while making desperate attempts at covering up his nudity.
- There exists a police video wherein two drunk women pulled over by the police proceed to strip naked and play in some nearby sprinklers. Jay Leno later ran it on The Tonight Show, where it was played for laughs.
- In Alison Brie's college years at the California Institute of Arts, she would cheer up her roommate by pretending to take a shower, go to the tree out their window and swing on a branch naked like a monkey.
- One of Spike Milligan's favourite pranks was to turn up at the door of a friend's flat or house nude and say: "Do you know the address of a good tailor?" He claimed in Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall that this originated with one of his comrades in the artillery (the man's alternative punchline was "Gentlemen, I believe there is a thief in the battery!")
- The Fremont Solstice Parade in Seattle has a tradition of people biking the parade route wearing nothing but bike helmets (safety first!) and a smile. Some of them use body paint in creative ways to evoke Cosplay or paint humorous political slogans on their backs (or elsewhere). The police used to try and arrest people for doing this, but so many were going for it (and it became such a tradition) that SPD no longer bothers.