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She's Got Legs
Cyd Charisse has legs that go all the way up.

She's got legs, an' knows how to use them
She never begs, she knows how to choose 'em
She's holdin' leg, wonderin' how to feel them
Would you get behind 'em, if you could only find 'em?
ZZ Top, "Legs"

There are many things about a woman that can catch the camera's eye. Some shows may focus on her ample chest; others, her curvy behind; and others still like to take a really long look at how lovely her legs are.

This trope deals with cases where a female character's legs are given special attention. This is in the form of Male Gaze, usually with slow pans up her legs, or her legs are mentioned at some point in the story as being an attractive feature. This is notably recurrent in G-rated fiction, where the Male Gaze is directed to the legs rather than the even more sexualized breasts and buttocks.

Often seen in conjunction with a Sexy Walk. Zettai Ryouiki, Showgirl Skirt, Dangerously Short Skirt, Underwear/Leotards/Mini Dresses Of Power, Qipao, Who Wears Short Shorts? and Footsie Under the Table are also good ways to show off these features. A Kick Chick will almost always have these, as will most female Dance Battlers. The Statuesque Stunner will also have these, more often than not. Bath Kick and Foot Popping are used to show these off as well. If the Amazonian Beauty has them, expect either the narration, other characters, or the character design to emphasize her legs' muscularity as attractive, often with special attention to the thighs.

Related to Fanservice, natch. Show Some Leg is not necessarily related, but certainly can be.

Examples:

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     Advertising 
  • In a 2014 J.G. Wentworth commercial, in a departure from their usual opera-inspired TV ads, this one is done in the style of a really old and aged music video with far more contemporary music, featuring various different singers appearing in the busted-out windows of an old, abandoned brownstone building. Almost all of the women appearing in the windows are wearing either really short shorts, or really short skirts... and they all have really nice legs.

     Anime and Manga 
  • Mariah from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure gets many comments from the heroes on her legs (never mind that she's one of Dio's followers, and therefore out to kill them).
  • In the Soul Eater anime, the camera quite often likes to emphasize Maka's long and smooth legs underneath her extremely short skirt, especially in battle scenes.
  • Princess Tutu highlights the characters' legs, but it's justified in that they're ballet dancers.
  • Venus Wars: The bubbly airhead reporter Susan's legs are a subject of conversation by several male characters, to the point one character suggests she cover them up so the enemy soldiers occupying the city don't pull her over to "search" her. She doesn't have any other attire besides miniskirts for most of the movie, and the epilogue focuses on her mostly from the hips down in cutoff jeans.
  • The main characters from Dangaioh (save for the lone male), are all drawn with shapely, long legs which are made all the more prominent because they dress in skintight, revealing swimsuits spacesuits all the time.
  • In Ichigo Mashimaro, this is one of the things that a drunk Nobue notices about Ana.
  • Sailor Moon runs away with this trope as leg shots (courtesy of some very short skirts and risque transformations) seem to come up at least ten times per episode.
  • Magic Knight Rayearth also follows the indications of the aforementioned Sailor Moon. Battle scenes and short skirts (and sometimes no skirts) seem to go hand in hand rather often in this anime.
  • While her legs aren't her most noticeable feature, some of the artwork for Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle and Xxx HO Li C highlights Yuuko's ridiculously long legs.
  • Kämpfer, along with Zettai Ryouiki for Shizuku and Natsuru.
  • In Ai Kora, Maeda lusts after Tsubame-sensei's legs.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: The Lady of War Signum has incredibly shapely legs. In fact, her combat outfit was specifically designed by her oh-so-Genre Savvy mistress Hayate to show off her legs up to the thighs.
  • Mana Fujisaki in Onegai My Melody, an athletic young girl who is openly boastful about the length of her legs (and terrified of cuteness... for some reason). When a rival "steals" her legs (and her friend's breasts, and some other traits) with magic she's naturally aghast.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!, Anzu Mazaki/Tea Gardner has legs that put almost every female cast member and Duel Monster in subsequent spin-offs to shame. Not only does she wear shorts and miniskirts, she also wears thigh-high leggings to emphasize them.'
  • In Air Master, the main character, Maki fits this trope perfectly. She even uses them as her weapon of choice.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: Misato gets a lot of leg focus, especially when exiting a vehicle, as well as many low-angle shots tracking her determined marches down the Geofront's hallways.
  • Nohime, from Sengoku Basara, has a nice, shapely pair of legs, and isn't shy about showing them off with her kimono slitted to the thigh. Especially when she starts shooting at you...
  • Tamayura: Riho, Fuu's big sister mentor, is often depicted showing off her long legs for some reason, even though the show is pretty much devoid of Fanservice.
  • Tomoyo and Kyou from CLANNAD. The former is very fond of high kicks, and the latter likes to kick too and even has some Grade A Zettai Ryouki.
  • Nanako Misonou from Oniisama e.... The series isn't exactly known for its fanservice, but there's still quite the focus on Nanako's very long and slim legs.
  • Ookami-san's title character's legs are frequently focused on and there are a lot of opportunities to show them off due to her Action Girl status. Ookami, herself, is actually a punch girl, however.
  • Ranma ˝:
    • Female!Ranma's legs are mentioned and given focus from time to time. In the manga, she takes advantage of this by donning a miniskirt in order to attract men to Ukyō's restaurant.
    • Shampoo in certain arcs as well.
  • One Piece
    • Nico Robin has notably long legs.
    • Boa Hancock's are even longer and on constant display, plus she gets to show them off due to being a Kick Chick.
    • Many of Nami's outfits feature either shorts or a Dangerously Short Skirt.
    • Almost all of the attractive female characters in One Piece have nice legs, at least after Art Evolution. They tend to have surprisingly shapely thighs for how skinny their bodies are.
    • Dellinger is a male example. There is a lot of gaze on his long, shapely legs. Whether it's Male Gaze or Female Gaze is up for interpretation, since he is a guy, but his legs are drawn exactly like a woman's legs, and you wouldn't know he was a guy if you didn't see him from the waist up since he also wears high heels (and even then he has a feminine-looking face). Maybe it's Stupid Sexy Flanders Gaze.
  • Both Makie and Hyakurin from Blade of the Immortal show a lot of their legs, wearing slitted kimonos and mini skirts with Zettai Ryouiki respectively.
  • Several characters in Ah! My Goddess have shapely legs, most notably Hagall who's got a Showgirl Skirt to show them off with.
  • Suzumiya Haruhi herself, as well as Tsuruya, get a lot of leg focus.
  • Asuna in Mahou Sensei Negima!, who also happens to be very good at kicking.
  • Code Geass: Milly Ashford has hers showcased during a humorous moment when she teases Shirley in season 1.
  • In Skip Beat!, one of Ren's more frequently commented upon traits are his ridiculously long legs.
  • Maya in Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin has a lot of emphasis on her legs, particularly when she's wearing her white dress with a Dangerously Short Skirt, complete with Zettai Ryouiki.
  • In Fatal Fury The Movie, Kim Kaphwan's wife Myeung Suk was introduced legs first. Sorta justified as she was with their youngest son Jae Hoon, who was a little kid back then and barely reached up to his mother's hips.
  • Kate Takayama from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai utilizes this trope largely due to her short nun outfit which barely covers her legs.
  • In Kamisama Kiss both Nanami Momozono's school uniforms and street clothes tend to show quite a bit of her legs.
  • Words Worth: This, along with frequent Foot Focus, is Maria's fanservice department, which is why the robe she wears has split seams to show 'em off. This is also accentuated in several of her official art pictures, as well as the series itself, which includes two pan shots of them.

    Comic Books 
  • Caitlin Fairchild of Gen13. This is Lampshaded repeatedly.
  • Psylocke. Whilst most X-Women are drawn in a manner that emphasizes their breasts, art of Psylocke focuses on her legs and butt.
  • Black Canary in The DCU. Highlighted by her trademark fishnets.
  • Huntress at times, and she's usually partnered with Black Canary.
  • Ditto for Zatanna, and frequently lampshaded over in The DCAU.
  • Catwoman is generally drawn for having great legs, rather than emphasis on her bosom.
  • Raven from Teen Titans was this while being rather slim, especially compared to Wonder Girl and Starfire.
  • Jason Todd a.k.a. Red Hood has been called a rare male example.
  • Young Avengers has Miss America Chavez, and she wears really short shorts.

    Films — Animated 
  • In The Great Mouse Detective Miss Kitty has quite a pair.
  • One scene in Hercules showed Megara running in a way so that she is picking up her dress, revealing a rare shot of her legs being exposed. The other prominent leg scene is when she's halfheartedly trying to seduce Wonderboy into revealing his weakness.
  • Nani Pelekai from Lilo & Stitch.
  • The titular character from Pocahontas.
  • Tzipporah from The Prince of Egypt.
  • Elsa from Frozen after she gets her ice dress.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit is another long-legged Disney redhead. Showcased in her brief cameo as a park ranger in the short Trail Mix-Up.
  • Clueless
  • It Happened One Night might be the codifier for this trope, as it lets Claudette Colbert flash her leg at a passing car as an alternative to sticking out her thumb. It works.
  • GoldenEye: Xenia Onatopp and her Murderous Thighs.
  • This is parodied in The Naked Gun 33 1/3 (which has the up the legs shot repeat itself several times).
    • And TWO knees.
  • Pretty Woman: Very clearly pointed out by Julia Roberts' character. Important enough that they got a body double for the legs in the film's poster.
  • Parodied in Hot Shots!. "I had them lengthened. Now they go all the way up."
  • Golden Age of Hollywood musicals literally without number. Busby Berkeley, in particular, was devoted to this trope.
    • As seen in the page picture, Cyd Charisse had legs all the way up to there.
  • In the movie The Graduate, and the poster for it, Mrs. Robinson shows off her legs. The "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me" scene has become part of the public imagination through Pop-Cultural Osmosis.
    • Little known fact that the legs in question actually belonged to a body double. That body double was Linda Gray.
  • Ulla in The Producers definitely counts.
  • Tony points this out about Elvira in Scarface (1983).
  • Grindhouse spends an exceptional amount of time showing off its female characters' legs (and in the case of Death Proof, the feet as well - considering it's a Quentin Tarantino flick, no huge shock). This is especially important to Cherry Darling (who gets a rather awesome replacement) and Butterfly.
  • Lili von Shtupp in Blazing Saddles, pointed out by Hedley.
  • Marlene Dietrich, whom Lili von Shtupp parodies, shows her gams in almost ever movie of hers. Witnessforthe Prosecution had a special scene written just so Marlene Dietrich could show off her accordion. And her legs, of course.
  • Spy Hard: Parodies the trope with a long, long trip up some ridiculously long legs.
  • Vicky Vale in the 1989 Batman movie is introduced by showing us her legs sticking out from underneath a newspaper she was reading. Alex Knox comments, "Hello, legs."
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark:
    "If they ever ask about me, tell them I was more than just a great set of boobs. I was also an incredible pair of legs!"
    • There was actually a blooper show in the 1970's or early 1980's in which the first segment was replacing Elvira's wax statue at a museum with Elvira herself. A young boy (couldn't have been 10) walks up to the statue, says "Hello, hot stuff!" or something familiar, and feels Elvira's legs up.
  • The Executioners: Maggie Cheung's character. Emphasised in her introductory pose.
  • At least three-quarters of Kristen Wiig's outfits in Bridesmaids involve very short skirts or dresses displaying her long legs and several lines draw attention to them. (Usually in a more comedic way, but still.)
  • Dancer/actress Juliet Prowse rose to prominence because Soviet leader Nikita Kruschev saw her dancing in the 1959 film Can-Can and immediately proclaimed her (her, not the film) "immoral and obscene". As they say, there's no such thing as bad publicity. From there, her career took off.
  • A Pimped-Out Dress in That Lady In Ermine has a crinoline skirt that has nothing underneath, so that Betty Grable could lift it up and show off her famous legs.
  • Julie Newmar was noted for having very nice, long legs, to the point she had them insured for $10 million.
  • Some Like It Hot, not surprising as it stars Marilyn Monroe.
  • Pam in Licence to Kill has quite a nice set of stems, and she wears several dresses with sky-high slits over the course of the film to show them off.
  • The Resident Evil films; In the first film, the camera is down low on Alice's body to view her legs. In the second film, in Jill Valentine's introduction, we get a very nice close up on her legs. In the fifth film, we have Ada. Leon couldn't even resist putting his hand on her leg.
  • In Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, we have Ramona in tights throughout most of the film and Envy when she performs on stage in the sexiest way possible.
  • In The World Is Not Enough, when Elektra King is torturing Bond, her skirt reveals her legs in tights.
  • Happens a lot in Lolita (1997) thanks to the title character's habit of propping her feet up on tables and car dashboards. Fifteen year-old Dominique Swain has great legs, but given the subject matter the Male Gaze aspects are rather disturbing (perhaps deliberately so).
  • A Rare Male Example can be found in Tim Curry in Rocky Horror Picture Show. The corset and fishnets really showcase them.
  • Mystique. Her seduction of a prison guard in X2: X-Men United shows it clearly.

    Literature 
  • In Louis Sachar's Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, Gary Boone has an attractive teacher named Miss Langley whom he secretly calls "Miss Longlegs". (He accidentally uses the nickname out loud during his comedy routine at the climax of the book, but the audience and Miss Langley take it as a joke.)
  • The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul: When Kate exits The Alleged Car, it's noted that she has the kind of legs a film soundtrack editor would feel obliged to put a smoky saxophone solo against.
  • For a male example, see the Wheel of Time series. Whenever a female character comments on a male character's attractiveness, it will usually involve admiring his legs, especially the calves.
  • Sisterhood Series by Fern Michaels: Let's see. Lizzie Fox has them, Alexis Thorne has them, and Isabelle Flanders has them. There might be more, but those three are definitely noted for this trope.
  • In Alas, Babylon, a brief flashback shows Randy meeting Love Interest Libby. He pulled his boat up to her parents dock where she was out getting some sun. All he could see was her legs (which she considers her only asset).
    Randy: Hello, legs.
  • It's not mentioned prominently or often, but Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park is noted to have a nice pair of legs. In fact it's the first thing Tim Murphy notices when he meets her. Malcolm outright tells her: "I could look at your legs all day."
  • Rasp got 'em.
  • In The Big Sleep, Marlowe spends quite a while admiring Femme Fatale Vivian's legs.
  • It may not be literature but Doc Savage sidekick Monk Mayfair actually recognizes a disguised villainess by her legs.
  • One of Elsabeth Soesten's distinct characteristics are her long and shapely legs. The other two are her copper hair and green eyes.

    Live Action Television 
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy possesses them. They get a good showing in "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered".
  • On Happy Endings, Jane is tall and slender with legs that are almost constantly on display. This is pretty much invoked by the character, who usually wears very really short shorts and says she 'needs a lot of validation'. In one episode, she even mimics the Angelina Jolie Oscar leg-bomb.
  • Richard Diamond: In the 1950s detective show, Diamond's answering service lady Sam (played by Mary Tyler Moore) was only seen from the legs down. When she posed for a magazine spread - fully clothed, but allowing viewers to put a face to the legs - she was fired and Roxanne Brooks replaced her.
  • Sally on 3rd Rock from the Sun. Subverted in that Dick et al. say they're a failing of hers along with her perky breasts and long flowing locks, and she agrees. Then Mary tries to cheer her up after a breakup by saying that she's got legs — and Sally cuts her off, saying "You don't have to rub it in!" It is presumably because Sally is implied to be a rather macho male of the alien species early in the series.
    • Her boyfriend, Don, defends his choice to date her with "Alright, so she's crazy. But she's got legs up to her face!"
  • Bebe Neuwirth, a dancer, has shown off her lovely legs as Lilith Sternin on Cheers and Frasier on numerous occasions. In an episode of Will and Grace, she commented, playing herself, that she could pull her legs over her head.
  • Doctor Who: Amy Pond. Her actress, Karen Gillan, knows she has legs fit for this trope; it was her decision to stick to short skirts over wearing trousers most of the time to play up the fanservice.
    Clara: Dear...God that woman is made of legs. That's the most legs in any living human!
    • Tegan Jovanka, Companion to the Fourth and Fifth Doctors, referred to herself as "a mouth with legs". And the Doctor Who Role-Playing Game gave each Companion a three-to-five word description; Tegan's included "great legs."
  • In The Jeff Foxworthy Show, we get one episode in which the girls — Karen, Jeff's pregnant wife; DeeDee, Wayne's girlfriend and former Louisiana stripper, and Gale, Karen's eternally depressed sister — have a girls' night where they put on make-up and dress up. The viewers see Karen hide behind a wall and shows nothing but leg in a way that shows she retains extreme flexibility despite pregnancy. Even Hollywood Homely Gale is shown to have some attractive legs. As for DeeDee, she can be summed up by stripper music playing when she appears.
  • Cerie from 30 Rock: Her office attire, which usually includes a tiny denim miniskirt, is used for comedic effect as well as fanservice. The leggy outfits are a distraction to the male characters on the show, and Liz has confronted Cerie about her wardrobe to no avail.
  • Shannon from LOST wears an assortment of shorts, skirts and bikinis, and was nicknamed "Sticks" by Sawyer because of her long legs.
  • Entertainment Tonight hostess Mary Hart had a special "leg light" under the anchor desk just to show hers off... and, as with many of the Real Life examples, hers were insured.
  • While she was hosting alongside Regis Philbin on what became Live With Kelly, Kathie Lee Gifford was well-known for displaying hers ("down there").
  • Keeping Up Appearances: Despite being in her fifties, Mary Millar who played Rose had an amazing set of legs. Many of the characters even commented on them, with Emmett in particular calling her: "The one with the friendly legs."
  • Despite his Fan Nickname of "Lil' Stumpy", Dean Winchester of Supernatural has had a slow pan up his legs at least twice.
  • The West Wing: Amy Gardener said "I have wit, I have charm, I have brains, I have legs that go all the way down to the floor, my friend."
  • Marcia Gay Harden's character on Damages spends a fair amount of time leisurely putting on her stockings after trysts with different men.
  • Gossip Girl's Serena van der Woodsen, in keeping with her status on the show, possesses such things and is fully aware of how to utilise them.
  • Glee's Rachel Berry. You'd figure at 5'2" they wouldn't be that impressive.
  • Castle: Katherine Beckett does show those legs of hers several times. And aren't we fans glad of it.
  • Chuck loves to remind viewers that Sarah has a killer set of legs. Her wardrobe frequently consists of swimsuits, bathrobes, short skirts, stockings, heels, and tight leather pants that all show off the shape of her legs, (with frequent camera focus on her stems) her fighting style often involves high kicks, and the writers even worked in a Bath Kick. Accompanied by characters frequently commenting on Sarah's leggy-ness.
    • Anna Wu had her share of leg focus in the first two seasons, as she tends to wear very short skirts and heels.
    • And subsequently the ladies who go by the codename Greta, especially Summer Glau and Stacy Keibler.
      • The introduction of Greta #1 (Olivia Munn) is via a slow pan up her legs. During a slow-motion walk towards Chuck and Morgan. Giggety.
  • Ally Dawson from Austin & Ally is another example of a short girl with long legs.
    • If we're going to be on the subject of Disney Channel Kid Coms, then Jessie certainly lives up to this trope too.
      • As do both Liv and Maddie, what with their being twins. Is it a Disney requirement or something?
  • As Cat Valentine's male fans will tell you, Nickelodeon is no slouch in the "short girl with long legs" department either.
  • Several of the female characters on Revenge live and breathe this trope (Emily Thorne, Victoria Grayson, her daughter Charlotte, Amanda Clarke), but Ashley Davenport is the undisputed champ - there aren't many scenes she's in where her long, very sexy legs aren't on view. Until her Put on a Bus moment, anyway.
  • Ruby in Once Upon a Time, especially during the first half of season one when she was usually seen wearing a skimpy diner waitress outfit. Once her true nature is revealed, her mode of dress becomes more conservative, symbolic of her maturity. This is illustrated vividly in the season 2 episode "Welcome to Storybrooke" which features a flashback to the early Season 1 era and shows the character wearing her revealing outfits again.
  • Even though Rayna Jaymes towers over Juliette Barnes on Nashville - for the most part - the latter matches the former in the "I've got legs and I know how to use them" department.
  • In Coupling, Jeff falls in love with a woman after repeatedly seeing her leg (and, in one case, the back of her head) on the train a few rows ahead of him. Eventually fate puts the woman in the seat opposite him, and he strikes up a conversation with the words, "You look just like the back of your head." It gets worse from there.
  • In Pretty Little Liars—a show with Fanservice everywhere
already—the camera seems to find Spencer (Troian Bellisario, daughter of Bellisario's Maxim) wearing very short skirts or cutoffs, and making sure they are in full view.

    Music 
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  • Amerie
  • Mariah Carey even won a Legs Of a Goddess award for her legs.
  • The lyrics to "You Walked In" by Lonestar have this.
    You Walked In
    With legs up to your neck
  • Lady Gaga seems to like to show them off in her videos.
  • Flogging Molly's "Devil's Dance Floor":
    Her legs ran all the way
    Up to heaven and past Avalon.
  • Zebrahead's "With Legs Like That":
    Here she comes again, like good medicine
    Every step she takes, my blood is flowing
    Her legs go on and on for days...
  • Hello! Project had a duo consisting of Fujimoto Miki and Matsuura Aya, called GAM, that was centred on this trope.
  • We absolutely must mention ZZ Top's "Legs", which is of course both the Trope Namer and the source of the page quote.
  • Van Halen's "Drop Dead Legs".
  • The Smithereens' "Behind The Wall of Sleep".
    She had hair like Jeannie Shrimpton back in 1965
    She had legs that never ended
    I was halfway paralyzed.
  • "Leggy Blonde" by Flight of the Conchords.
  • Florence Welch of Florenceandthe Machine. See the video for "Drumming Sound" for evidence.
  • "Hot Legs" by Rod Stewart.
  • "So Alive" by Love and Rockets: "Your legs are strong and they're so, so long." Gloriously hammered home by the video.
  • Pixie Lott arguably owes her career to this trope.
  • Park Bom, of the Korean girl band 2ne1, uses this trope as her primary fanservice, as she wears rather tight, and extremely short mini-dresses in nearly all of the band's music videos, as well as live performances. (Many fangirls and fanboys are simply waiting for the day that particular wardrobe malfunction rears it's head.)
  • Australia's Giulietta is this trope. See for yourself.
  • Carly Rae Jepsen loves this trope. See the cover art for Curiosity (and its first single, "Call Me Maybe") and the video for Owl City's "Good Time".
  • Tina Turner's legs look better at age 50 than most people's do at 20. This is why they are legendarily insured by Lloyd's of London for $3.2 million.
  • British singer Eliza Doolittle is well known for using this trope as Fanservice. She's rarely seen in her concerts, music videos and even in public without a miniskirt or hotpants.
  • Famous among Beatles fans are the placeholder lyrics Paul McCartney used when he had the tune that would become "Yesterday", but not the words:
    Oh, my baby, how I love your legs...
  • Kylie Minogue is famous for her legs and bum, possibly proven by science.
  • K-Pop group Dal Shabet has a song called "Be Ambitious (Look at My Legs)." One of the key points of the choreography is even designed to focus all attention on their legs.

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    Professional Wrestling 
  • Former WCW/WWE employee Stacy Keibler was notable for having legs that took up half her height. She would rely on them in the ring as well, using them to choke other Divas by pinning them against the turnbuckle by the throat. In fact, one of her theme songs was a cover of ZZ Top's "Legs" sung by Kid Rock.
    • What Could Have Been: "With Legs Like That" was originally intended for Stacy, but since she had left the company by then the theme was instead given to Maria. Stacy's legs were a favorite thing for the Dancing with the Stars judges to praise, since it obviously gave her an advantage in dancing. Well, that and all the years of jazz, tap and ballet training she had, which was arguably how she got those legs to begin with.
  • Michelle McCool after her Face-Heel Turn showed what she'd been hiding under all the tomboy ring attire. Once the LayCool gimmick started off, her legs were on show practically every episode of Smackdown. Layla too since they wore matching outfits a lot of the time.
  • There was actually a gimmick match called a "Legs Match" when Gibbons and Hill of ZZ Top themselves hosted Raw. It was just a regular wrestling match but the four ladies involved had to wrestle in short shorts. Two of the divas in it already wrestled in hotpants anyway, but that's beside the point.
    • And the ring announcer for that match? Lilian Garcia. 'Nuff said.

    Theatre 
  • In City of Angels, the Private Eye Monologue's description of Alaura says that "only the floor kept her legs from going on forever." A later scene has her on a chaise longue with her stepson Peter oiling her bare legs.
  • In The Addams Family musical, Morticia tears the skirt of her dress so it can be pulled out of the way before she and Gomez tango.
    Gomez: Mi amor, creature of constant surprises! You have legs!
    • Bebe Neuwirth, who originated the role on Broadway, got several wolf-whistles from the audience at this point.

    Video Games 

    Visual Novels 

    Webcomics 
  • An unnamed character in Lackadaisy Cats was remarked upon as having "gams up to your eyeballs!" This case was a joke panel, meant to demonstrate one character's unfamiliarity with the slang of the era, but considering all that is ever shown of the girl is her legs.

     Web Original 
  • Cheesecake, of the Global Guardians PBEM Universe, has the power of hot legs, and she uses it to mentally manipulate weak-willed men.
  • Tennyo, of the Whateley Universe, has been described several times as having disproportionately long legs given her 5'3" height.
  • The Nostalgia Critic is dressed as Link in Suburban Knights. The fact that he's wearing a short tunic with no pants or tights gets a lot of attention from the camera, although Doug said later he was in so much pain from the cold that it wasn't worth it.

    Western Animation 
  • Marge in The Simpsons, when she and Homer get "frisky". This is explicitly mentioned by Lenny in one episode.
    "She's got legs from here to yah-yah!"
  • Hello Nurse from Animaniacs, as noted during her eponymous musical number:
    "...she's got legs, like Astaire..."
  • On an episode of American Dragon Jake Long, Jake's friend Trixie becomes a cheerleader. When her friends see her in a revealing miniskirt for the first time this is their reaction. One of them goes on to talk about her legs for a while afterward, questioning why she never showed off her legs before.
  • Superman: The Animated Series gives us Mercy Graves, Lex Luthor's bodyguard/chauffeur. She wears a ridiculously short dress (or a tight shirt with tight pants) that shows off her legs.
    • The legs seem to be the go-to sexually arousing body part in the DCAU, where you can't mention the boobs or the booty in that sense. Like how B'wana Beast first met Zatanna (the quote is in the link) in Justice League Unlimited, for example. Black Canary's are also pretty long.
  • The Filmation animated TV series of the 1970s and 1980s were loaded with female characters often depicted wearing mini-skirts and swimsuit-like outfits designed to show off their legs. Shows featuring characters with this particular "superpower" (just a few of many): Flash Gordon, She-Ra: Princess of Power, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) (not to mention both the live-action and animated versions of Isis featured in various Filmation shows).
  • Parodied in a Family Guy Manatee Gag with Peter's great-aunt Legs Go All The Way Up Griffin. She's just a head on a pair of legs.
  • Asajj Ventress and the Nightsisters in general from Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • Randy Cunningham is a rare guy example of this trope.
  • Played for laughs in the Woody Woodpecker cartoon A Fine Feathered Frenzy. Gorgeous Gal, an overweight and elderly crow wanted to marry Woody Woodpecker the second she laid eyes on him. The wealthy widow loved young woodpeckers so whenever the opportunity presented itself she grabbed him and lavished him with kisses or tried to seduce him. At one point she gets glamed up really nice with a red dress, pearls and a slightly better wig. When Woody spots her he smiles so he may have taken an interest in this new look. Sitting in a chair she offers the Woodpecker with her sexy voice, "Cheescake?" She hikes up her skirt and reveals her crossed legs. She is wearing black panty house with black heels to match, but her legs are as skinny as toothpicks! With crossed eyes and a toothy grin the confused and horrified Woodpecker hops away.
    • Also used for comedy in the Woody Woodpecker short "Witch Crafty." An elderly red haired witch hikes up her skirt to reveal her left leg that is quite shapely, to the effect that it causes a member of the audience to whistle. Later on she reveals her right leg which is really lumpy and disgusting.
  • Femmes in Transformers have legs, and they actually vary in build enough that some are more worthy of this trope than others.
    • Arcee in G1 has pretty fine legs.
    • Unsurprisingly, Blackarachnia in both incarnations has much more emphasis places on her legs than her bust.
    • Worryingly, in Transformers Prime, yes, we know Starscream's a guy. But there's little doubt that he's got the best legs in the franchise yet, making up almost two thirds of his height and the most distinctive feature of his art.
      • In one episode the humans are standing on one side of a rising shutter and they see a pair of elegant robot legs sporting heel-like extensions. They initially believe it to be the only female Autobot, Arcee, coming to their aid. Nope, it's Soundwave.
    • Animated Bumblebee practically has gymnast's legs. Shown in his transformation sequence.
  • Hanna-Barbera is fond of this trope: Daphne Blake, Suzie Chan, Merilee and all the main girls on Josie and the Pussycats are just a few examples.
  • Raven from "Teen Titans" has some curvy legs.
    • "Teen Titans Go!" played this on the episode "Legs" where Raven without her cloak uses her legs more to fight crime, even showing them off. Beast Boy seems to like her legs, as she became Lady Legesus.
  • Jeanette from Alvin and the Chipmunks has a cute pair of stems, which is helped by a pleated miniskirt being part of her signature wardrobe. The Chipmunk Adventure and Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman further emphasize this; in the former, we're treated to a number of Panty Shots as well as being treated to a sexy harem outfit, while in the latter Jeanette is at one point seen in an incredibly short dress and boots.
    • Brittany too, as almost all of her wardrobe consists of short skirts or shorts. During the 80s series in particular, legwarmers were her trademark.


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alternative title(s): Baby Got Legs; ptitlebytjcbh4; Hes Got Legs; Dem Legs
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