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->''"Not bad for a man in his jim-jams. Very [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Arthur Dent]]. Now'' there's ''a nice man."''
-->-- '''Tenth Doctor''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', "[[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion The Christmas Invasion]]"

If there's one thing worse than the advancing hordes of evil turning up on your doorstep and forcing you onto a [[TheHerosJourney long quest to save the world]], it's when it happens [[MustHaveCaffeine before you've even had your coffee]]. You [[TripleShifter finally got a chance to catch some sleep]], and got rudely awoken by TheCall in the middle of the night, telling you to rush out of the house without so much as a chance to get dressed. Or even put on your shoes ([[DoesNotLikeShoes though maybe you prefer it]]).

Some heroes spend virtually their ''entire adventure'' wearing nothing but their jimmy-jams. On the plus side, they're comfy and warm, and a stylish dressing-gown can lend a touch of the BadassLongcoat. But you do tend to [[BunnyEarsLawyer look a tad ridiculous]], and a dressing-gown over a long nightshirt may be confused with SwordAndSandal wear, the Middle Eastern [[CultureEqualsCostume traditional costume]] descended from it, or [[RobeAndWizardHat wizard robes]].

The implications of this may vary. In some cases it may simply mean that the hero was caught off guard and didn't have time to get properly dressed. In others, it may be used as a not-so-subtle indication that [[AllJustADream none of what's happening is real]].



!!Always pajama-clad

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Technically, Near from ''Manga/DeathNote'' is always in pajamas.
* Averted in ''Anime/PeterPanNoBouken''. The Darling siblings are almost always depicted as this, but in this particular adaptation they manage to get their normal clothes before being whisked away by Peter.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/ReidFlemingWorldsToughestMilkman'', who is decidedly NotAMorningPerson, decides one Monday morning that he simply doesn't care, and is going to go to work in his [=PJs=]. This also turns out to be the morning when he meets future love interest Lena.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'' is the most iconic Pajama-Clad Hero.
* Mickey "The Yellow Kid" Dugan at first wore a blue nightgown handed down from an older sister until he switched to his trademark yellow nightshirt.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'': In TheFilmOfTheBook, Coraline Jones wears pajamas for maybe over half the film.
* [[CheerfulChild Boo]] from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' appears to be wearing a pink nightshirt, lavender stockings, and white socks throught the entire film (except when she is wearing a makeshift costume Sulley and Mike made to hide her identity).
* Wendy, Michael and John in Disney's ''Disney/PeterPan'' are in their pajamas for the entire film.
* The kids in ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress''.
* In the second half of ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', the kids are outside in winter in their pajamas. Jamie and Sophie are noticeably barefoot, Jamie was even standing on a frozen lake. Considering they are with ''Jack Frost'' perhaps he did something to make sure they'd be okay.
* Edmund from ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'', but only when he's a live-action human. He wears doll clothes after being turned into a cartoon cat by the evil owl.
* The titular character in the BBC computer-animated movie ''The Tale of Jack Frost'' based on the children's book of the same name. He wears only his pajama pants, and is shirtless and barefoot in the snow.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Arthur Dent in ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' FilmOfTheBook.
* ''Film/MirrorMask'': Helena spends well over half her adventure in her pajamas and bunny slippers.
* L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries spends the entirety of ''Film/RearWindow'' in a pair of blue pajamas.

* In the ''Altraterra'' series by Yvonne Pioch, Anne spends the first quarter of the book (the ride to Academy) only in her nightshirt as she had to flee with others in haste. Given that she has to ride in it for days without change or a chance to wash it, it created a huge discomfort to her, especially when she arrived to the academy. Imagine being led before the ruling body (which resides in academy) wearing nothing but a ragged, partially ripped, smelly nightshirt...
* Scrooge in ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' is haunted by the spirits during the night before Christmas, so he travels through time wearing his dressing gown.
* Sarah from ''Literature/GreystoneValley'' is in tattered blue pajamas up until the very final act.
* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': Arthur Dent hitchhikes the galaxy in his pajamas and bathrobe. He finally gets a change of clothes in ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish''. In [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the radio series]], [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1 the first book]] and ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'', Creator/DouglasAdams wasn't entirely clear what Arthur was wearing; he wrote a scene for [[Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the TV series]] in which the ''Heart of Gold'' provides him with new clothes, but this was vetoed by the director, on the grounds that it was funnier for him to be in his pajamas. Since Adams then wrote Arthur as still in his (increasingly tattered) dressing gown in ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'', he presumably agreed.
* Bilbo, from ''Literature/TheHobbit'' by Creator/JRRTolkien, forgets his handkerchief and money in addition to starting his adventure in his dressing-gown. Subverted when Dwalin lets Bilbo use his hood and cloak.
* In the ''Mabel Jones'' series, the heroine, Mabel, never takes off her pyjamas while in the Noo World, despite wearing the pyjamas for weeks without changing them. This is taken to ridiculous levels during the only time she DID take them off - dressing a skeleton in her pyjamas as a distraction- only to immediately change back into her pyjamas when the danger was over despite them just being on a, well, skeleton. She must really like wearing her pyjamas.
* Georgina in ''The Magic Light'' by Gabrielle Alioth. She is transferred onto a magic island from her bedroom, pajama-clad and barefoot. At some point she lampshades this by saying that if she knew she would go on an adventure, she would be dressed more appropriately.
* The eponymous character of Jodi Lynn Anderson's ''May Bird'' series spends the entire 3rd book in pajamas and a bathing suit.
* As mentioned above, the Darling children in ''Literature/PeterPan''. Possibly the {{Trope Codifier}}s.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/BananasInPyjamas'': The bananas always wear their pyjamas, hence their name. As they themselves admit, this is entirely by choice, since they love wearing their pyjamas which they say are really comfortable. The only time they had to take them off was because they needed to wash the pyjamas and they wasted no time putting their pyjamas back on the first chance they got.
* ''Series/ThePajanimals'' is a children's series about four anthropomorphic animals who sing songs related to getting ready to bed in the original shorts and in the full version series travel off to magical lands at nighttime to deal with various issues. As the name implies, they are almost always show in their pajamas, though they are very rarely depicted with them off for bathtime and it's implied that they still do stuff like go to school and don't wear them when they do that; we just don't ever see it.

* Clara/Marie from ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' spends most of the show in her nightie, since the whole thing is a dream sequence.
* The Darling children in ''Theatre/{{Peter Pan|1904}}'' are almost always shown in their pajamas.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/AmongTheSleep'', you play as a two-year-old boy in his pajamas exploring the house at night, staying with your Teddy, and trying to make sense of the perceived "monsters" you encounter.
* ''VideoGame/PajamaSam'', the eponymous hero of the children's adventure game series, is never seen outside his footie pajamas. The premise of the game is that Sam deals with things that frighten him after he goes to bed, so his "Pajama Sam" superhero persona makes sense.
* The male or female protagonist in the Playstation game ''VideoGame/FortyWinks''.
* Patchoulli Knowledge from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. Even when she's out solving incidents in the fighting games, she's still wearing her pajamas. [[WordOfGod ZUN says]] that [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Meiji_University_Touhou_lecture "It's like how foreigners sleep in their jeans, and go shopping with them too."]]
* You in ''VideoGame/FableIII'', if you decide saving the world should be done in your sleeping clothes.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'': Rosalina's dress actually resembles a nightgown, which appropriately fits the fact that she lives far out in space, where it is constantly night out (unless she is orbiting a Sun).
* Vincent from ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'' spends most of the action sequences wearing [[GoofyPrintUnderwear polka-dot boxers]]. [[{{Fanservice}} Not that the ladies are complaining]].
* Phillip of ''VideoGame/SpaceFuneral'' is always dressed in his yellow and black striped pajamas.
* Johnny Dash, the hero of ''VideoGame/MonsterBash''.
* The entire premise of ''VideoGame/KnockKnock'' features the Lodger wandering around his house in the early hours of the day wearing his dressing gown and slippers while avoiding ghosts.
* ''VideoGame/TheSandMan'': Since Sophie was just trying to get some rest before the whole mess unfolded, she sets off to find out what happened while dressed in her pink sleepwear.
* ''VideoGame/NeverendingNightmares'': Thomas, the player character, explores his dreams wearing his pajamas. This actually factors into gameplay, as he doesn't have space to put an inventory, and, being a horror game, the fact that he [[spoiler:isn't wearing shoes]] comes back to bite him more than once.
* Averted in ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'': despite the entire game taking place in Madotsuki's bedroom and dreams, she wears a shirt and skirt instead.
* ''VideoGame/NightmareNed'' spends the duration of his adventure through the Nightmare World in his [=PJs=].
* Plutia from ''{{Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory}}'' onwards. Probably helps, since she's known to be quite the {{Sleepyhead}}.
* Ellie in ''VideoGame/MonsterTale'' is technically in her nightgown in the game, though it ''does'' resemble a regular if very plain short dress. However, the ending cinematic makes it clear that it's not her regular clothes.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'', [[{{Oni}} Inbeda]] of the [[PrivateMilitaryContractors House In Exile]] spends most of his time lounging around the bathhouse in a tiger-print bathrobe and slippers, refusing to change out of it even when faced by the final battle.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Sul spends the entirity of ''Webcomic/KissWood'' in his pajamas, though he does find a coat early on (he loses it eventually).
* Hero in ''Webcomic/{{The Property of Hate}}'' spends her adventure in her yellow pyjamas and wellies. She does intially have a coat [[spoiler: but then ends up discarding it after an incident involving doubts, causing her coat to be somewhat... gelatinous.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Lucy from 64 Zoo Lane is only ever seen wearing her light blue pajamas. At the start of every episode, she's seen tucked in bed until Georgina the Giraffe tells her to come down.
* Alvin, Simon, and Theodore of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' wear what are essentially [[ChromaticArrangement color-coded nightshirts]] most of the time. Though they could just be large sweaters. They change into ''different'' pajama separates for bed.
* Professor Farnsworth from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' is always in his pajamas. However, this includes a lab coat, so maybe it's better to say he sleeps fully dressed. His catchphrase was going to be "Well I am already in my pajamas!" [[AbandonedCatchphrase but was quickly dropped]].
* ''WesternAnimation/PJMasks'' implies that the title superheroes' costumes (worn during the night) are pajamas.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Hugh Hefner maked most of his public appearances in his iconic pajamas and a smoking jacket.

!!Pajama-clad for one adventure, but usually dressed otherwise

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Negi Springfield of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' spent the entirety of the [[GreatBigLibraryOfEverything Library Island]] arc in his jammies.
* After she recovered from having [[GoneMadFromTheRevelation seen what makes the Simoun tick]] in ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'', we see Dominura waltzing about the ship in a slinky nightgown for an episode or two. Bonus points for also having bed-head.
* Etsuko from ''Manga/{{Domu}}'' spends the last half of the manga in her pajamas, being bed-ridden in the hospital after trauma. She also has the superpowered psychic fight of her life wearing them.
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Sakura is in her pajamas when she catchest her first card, the Fly. In subsequent episodes, her friend Tomoyo provides costumes.
* In episode 52 of ''Anime/SonicX'', Tails gets woken up in the middle of the night by Eggman. He hops in the Tornado in his pajamas, though they're only there for a scene or two. Which is odd, because he usually doesn't wear clothes of any kind, not counting shoes and [[WhiteGloves gloves]].
* An odd example, but an early episode of ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' had Tsubomi, who had stayed home ill after [[UnsettlingGenderReveal learning the cute]] StudentCouncilPresident [[UnsettlingGenderReveal was actually a girl]], race to save her in her pajamas. After saving the day, she doesn't realize she was still in these clothes until said President questions why she was in school in her [=PJs=].
* Episode 4 of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' had the heroine Ryuko Matoi in Bunny [=PJs=] because she's forced to go to school at 4 in the morning while Senketsu's being washed.
* ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' has Rin in his pajamas during the Kyoto/Impure King arc on the second day - due to getting dragged away to train and other circumstances, Rin ends up ''defeating'' the EldritchAbomination that threatens Kyoto while not only in his pajamas, but in bare feet.
* In Episode 34 of ''Anime/PowerpuffGirlsZ'' the girls have a sleepover at Miyako/Bubbles' house and spend most of the episode in their pajamas while trying to escape. Once they finish cleaning the house, their stuck pajama-clad and barefoot for the remainder of the episode (with the exception of one moment when they transform).
* In the ''Inuyasha'' Episode "Terror of the Ancient Noh Mask", Kagome and her brother Sota are attacked at their house by the Noh Mask, who is trying to steal the Sacred Jewel Fragments. They escape, but they are rushed outside so fast that they aren't given time to change out of their pajamas or put on shoes. At the end of the episode, the sun rises, and Kagome suddenly remembers that she's still in her pajamas. When she does, she rushes off to go change for school, not wanting to be late.
* In episode 5 of the ''3x3Eyes'' OVA, Pai and several other characters are stuck pajama-clad and barefoot.
* In the classic ''Anime/SailorMoon'' episode "Naru's Tears: Nephrite Dies for Love" Naru/Molly is kidnapped at night while she was sleeping. For the remainder of the episode, she is stuck in her pajamas and barefoot. Once she is rescued by Nephrite, she notices his arm is injured. To help him, she rips off part of her pajama shirt and ties it around his arm.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''[[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]]'', believe it not was this, complete with bunny slippers while strapped to the brim with ammo and a {{BFG}}, no less.
* ''ComicBook/PowerPack'' in their first adventure where they gained their powers and rescued their parents from the Snarks. Justified since the Snark attacked them in the middle of the night and the kids got dragged into the fight without a chance to get dressed first.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[AntiVillain Though not exactly a hero]], in the ''Manga/DeathNote'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/431046/chapters/728720 Welcome To The Family]]'' when Near and Matt barge into his room in the middle of the night, they find Light Yagami with messy hair and wearing fuzzy, black and white skull and cross bone pajamas, though Light [[UnreliableNarrator claims]] it's not his usual choice in pajamas either but that his jailers have a bad sense of humor. Ultimately subverted since Light insists on getting dressed before doing anything though Near (who is a straight example of this trope) can't imagine ''why'' and uses his wanting to get dressed first like a normal person as yet another excuse to accuse him again of being Kira.
* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}[=/=]Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation'', Discworld Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes, responding quickly to an emergency need to guard Sheldon Cooper against a peril they have brought from the Disc with them, reasons that good weapons are more vital in a fight than getting dressed. Thus she pulls her weapons-belt on over very minimal nightwear. This provokes a certain jealousy from Howard and Raj the next morning, who bemoan the fact that hot chicks always get naked in front of a man it's ''wasted'' on.
* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3479195 For Protection from Monsters]]'' has the Brotherhood attack the school at night. They never actually leave home, but Storm and Cyclops end up fighting in their pajamas.
* ''Fanfic/OversaturatedWorld'': ''One Day I Found a Multiverse in My Pajamas'', where Ditzy Doo [[spoiler:finds out about the multiverse, while]] in her pajamas.

* Literature/{{Chrestomanci}} frequently appears in one [[CostumePorn fabulous dressing gown]] or another. This is because he's particularly vulnerable to InconvenientSummons, and decided that if he's going to be called away in his pajamas, they're going to at least be nice ones.
* This happened to Literature/{{Psmith}} so much that it was practically a RunningGag. Fortunately he managed to keep the SharpDressedMan act up even then (on one occasion he went and found a carnation and put it in his buttonhole).
* ''Literature/TenSixtySixAndAllThat'':
-->On the death of William IV, Queen Victoria, though asleep at the time and thus in her nightdress, showed great devotion to duty by immediately ascending the throne. In this bold act she was assisted by Lord Melbourne and the Archbishop of Canterbury, who were both properly dressed.
* Sam Vimes of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has been in this position a couple of times.
** In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' he sticks his feet in Lady Sybil's bunny slippers to deal with an armed mob, and his dignity is only just saved by a dragon's timely belch.
** In ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', he's woken from a deep sleep to attend a police emergency. At some point, someone (presumably Sybil) had put a ducky blanket from his son's nursery around his shoulders... he {{Death Glare}}s the officers in the parlor, daring them to say one word about it.
* James Herriot from the ''Literature/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall'' books was a country vet. This meant that he (as well as Seigfried and Tristan) spent a few stories in his [=PJs=] being called out for a late night calving. This once caused poor James to try and purchase some coffee on the way home only to realize his wallet and his pants were not with him...
* In the ''Literature/{{Bolo}}'' short story ''The Murphosensor Bomb'', the focus character and her commanding officer were so focused on tracking down and eliminating the virus that had infected Bolos across the sector that neither of them paid any attention to 1: Said focus character had gone straight from her bed to her workstation to work on this problem, and 2: She slept in the nude. Shortly after the problem was solved, she tracked down a bathrobe.
* The incident that convinced Karigan G'lahdeon that she could no longer [[RefusingTheCall refuse the call]] to be a Literature/GreenRider was an incident where she found that she had sleepwalked to her horse and ridden it several miles towards the capital in her nightgown before waking up.
* In ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'', Miles Vorkosigan's senior bodyguard apparently prefers to sleep in his boxer shorts, which causes him some embarrassment when there's a security incident in the middle of the night. [[FemaleGaze The ladies of the household are rather pleased though.]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In "Goodbye Iowa" Buffy is giving a BadassBoast about how she's going to track down and kill the BigBad, then admits "that probably would've sounded more commanding if I wasn't wearing my yummy sushi pajamas."
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "[[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion The Christmas Invasion]]": The Tenth Doctor spends a good deal of time running around in his jim-jams after regenerating, even [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome engaging in a swordfight]] before changing into his dayclothes. [[PopCulturedBadass He even references his Arthur Dent look]]. Given that Douglas Adams was a scriptwriter for ''Doctor Who'', this is either a ShoutOut, a MythologyGag or both.
** Also, Amy Pond in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow The Beast Below]]". The fact that it's a while before she can change into normal clothes makes her wonder if the Doctor has another agenda, [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe not that she objects to that]].
** The Twelfth Doctor walks around in London wearing a Victorian nightshirt for a portion of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]]".
** Clara runs around in a nightie in "[[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas Last Christmas]]". [[spoiler:This is a sign that she's dreaming, but after she wakes up at the end, she doesn't hesitate to run off on another adventure with the Doctor without changing.]]
* Omar Little from ''Series/TheWire'' goes for a walk to get Cheerios in his turquoise pyjamas. Everyone who sees him flees.
* ''Series/WinginIt'': Carl Montclaire wears pajamas in "All Lizards Go to Heaven", Part 2.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'' game ''Keen Dreams'', Keen goes through the entire adventure in pajamas and pink bunny slippers.
* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'': Ness wears pajamas during his [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind trip to Magicant]] -- in America. In the Japanese release, when Ness woke up in Magicant, [[OutOfClothesExperience he was in the buff and stayed that way save for his]] NiceHat.
* At the beginning of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', Link starts out in his crayfish pajamas, until his grandmother gives him his clothes and [[NiceHat signature hat]]. In a NewGamePlus, the clothes are invisible, as only the honest can see them. Thus, he has nothing but his [=PJs=] to go adventuring in.
* In ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasOogiesRevenge'', the easiest unlockable costume for Jack to get is Pajama Jack (and bonus: they're different and more colorful than the plain off-white ones from the movie, and they've even got little Jack 'O Lantern slippers).
* Manga/{{Naruto}} from ''Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm'' has a downloadable costume where he can fight in his pajamas. Save his special/Ougi, all his animations are intact, including [[{{Narm}} tightening his headband that's not even there]].
* ''Pyjamarama'', in which Wally Week wanders around the house in his pajamas searching for the alarm clock to wake himself up.
* Using the Dream Suite in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing: New Leaf'' requires your character to change into pajamas, in which he or she stays for the length of their visit to a dream town.
* In ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare'', the first playable section of the game has main character John Marston dressed in longjohns because a zombie has shown up and attacked his farm right after he woke up and didn't have time to change. After this sequence, he automatically dresses himself in his default outfit from the main game, but the player can change his outfit back to his pajamas if they want. The outfit is only available in ''Undead Nightmare'', setting this option apart from vanilla ''Red Dead Redemption''.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''
** You add a SMUPPET to the mix to make a softer and more stylish RED PLUSH PUPPET TUX. It is like walking around in snugly pajamas. ACTION PAJAMAS.
** Given that dream self clothing is effectively pajamas, this is Rose and Dave's default attire following being revived as their dream selves after death.
** Many characters have described the outfits attained upon reaching god tier as being like pajamas.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In episode 18 of ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'', Percy ends up fighting off an orc ambush in the middle of the night in his pyjamas.
-->'''Creator/TaliesinJaffe''': I'm wearing the pyjamas with the butt-flap, and the butt-flap is down. The butt-flap is DOWN!
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': One of the popular nicknames for Team Kimba in-universe is the Negligee Nightingales, referring to their first fight with the Yama Dojo Ninjas.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the episode "The Good, The Bad, and the Eggly" of the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' spinoff series, ''The Cartoon Adventures of [=LarryBoy=]'', [=LarryBoy=] and Dark Crow end up wearing footie pajamas and [[BrownBagMask paper bags]] as costumes after their real ones get turned into over-easy eggs.
%%* It happened once to Kurt and Kitty in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Toph Bei Fong spends most of her [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBlindBandit debut episode]] in her night clothes, and gets kidnapped before beating up several grown men while so dressed. She's a [[LittleMissBadass 12-year-old girl]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals'' episode "The Zero Hero", Alfalfa as Alpha-Man wears his pajamas in public, along with a towel cape and a mask which does not hide his eyes.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' episode "Adventures in Troll-Sitting", Jake wears his pajamas from morning to evening as he was trying to hide the troll and get rid of the living troll furballs. He's also barefoot.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', a few episodes have Steven almost entirely dressed in his pajamas. While one episode is about a slumber party which justifies his clothing, another time he decides to not fall asleep for two nights, yet still dresses into his pajamas, ending with him [[spoiler: following a weird creature and almost freezing to death in the warp]].
* On ''Literature/LlamaLlama'', the story "Lucky Pajamas" is specifically about him being in his pajamas all day because he believes them to have become lucky after Mama Llama sewed them. The original book ''Llama Llama Red Pajama'', of course, has Llama Llama in his pajamas and is set at bedtime. The story was adapted for the animated series as well, but he's only clad towards the end of the story because most of it is actually set during daytime.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}}'', the main character Tom had his first battle in Perim in his pajamas. His opponent remarked that being in pajamas is a typical sign of a newcomer.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': In episode "[[Recap/StarVsTheForcesOfEvilS2E34CrystalClear Crystal Clear]]", Star is dragged off by Rhombulus to his lair in the middle of the night while in her nightgown. She also [[LosingAShoeInTheStruggle lose her socks at one point]].
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'': Some of XANA's attack happens at night, and the heroes don't always have the time to get dressed before dealing with the emergency. Notably in the episode "Is Anybody Out There?", where they have to trek to the factory in their nighties. It doesn't matter so much once they reach the scanners, though, since their Lyoko avatars are always fully equipped.