We've all Seen It a Million Times
, occasionally in our own homes. When plumbers go to work under the sink or at the toilet all hunched over, sometimes their pants fall down in the back, revealing part of their buttocks. Usually, this is Played for Laughs
and/or Fan Disservice
, as said buttocks on TV-land plumbers tend to be big and hairy. More often known as 'Builder's bum' in the UK.
See also Hot Men At Work
for the occasions that the plumber's crack is
indeed played for Fanservice
. If the plumber is a Wrench Wench
, it almost always will be played for Fanservice
No Real Life Examples, Please!
Live Action TV
- In an episode of Married... with Children, Al hires a beautiful woman to fix the refrigerator so he can ogle her butt as she is bending over. When the fridge breaks again, he is forced to hire an overweight man with prominent plumber's crack to fix it properly.
- A Saturday Night Live sketch had nerds Todd and Lisa cracking jokes over the Norge repairman (Dan Ackroyd.)
- One game on Whose Line Is It Anyway? involved guessing a character's former occupation. This trope came into play when the character had previously been a builder.
- Averted with Mario: he wears overalls!
- The Plumber from Ratchet & Clank is a good example of this.
- In the Rocko's Modern Life episode "Canned," Rocko takes on a new job as a plumber's assistant. He is dismayed, however, to find out that his sole responsibility is to pull up the plumber's pants.
- Seen on the Rugrats after Cynthia gets flushed down the toilet.
- In the Recess episode "To Finster with Love," Hank the Janitor displays one while fixing a door hinge, much to Ms. Finster's delight.
- Phineas and Ferb: Perry once disguised himself as a plumber wearing nothing but a plumer's hat and a plumber's belt. Doof felt the natural disgust during the few seconds Perry actually did some plumbing.
- The Simpsons: Marge once became a carpenter but nobody would hire a woman to do that kind of job. As she commented to Homer that it seemed people expected carpenters to be overweight people with visible buttcracks, she immediately thought about using Homer as a facade.
- The Fairly Oddparents: In "That Old Black Magic", Timmy's Dad was so afraid of the bad luck associated to stepping on cracks on the floor he dedicated himself to sealing all cracks at the amusement park he took his family to. That included the crack of a repairman working at the park.