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->'''Rapper:''' Now somebody, anybody, everybody, scream!\\
'''Candace:''' ''[screams]'' There's squirrels in my pants!\\
'''Rapper:''' That girl's got some serious squirrels in her pants!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''

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A character somehow ends up with one or more small live animals inside their clothing. Naturally will cause the character to go crazy over it, twisting, squirming, and grabbing to get whatever's in their clothes out. This trope often appears as ants in one's pants.

Occasionally, their movement and gyrations to get rid of it makes people think that they're dancing. Sometimes, [[AccidentalDanceCraze the onlookers join in]].

[[OopNorth In the North of England]], people do this [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferret_legging on purpose]] as performance art. [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext No, we don't get this one either.]]

This trope is also commonly used in Fanfiction as a form of revenge or pranks against others.

Compare to AccidentalTickleTorture, since some cases of this causes its victims to laugh. Compare ColossusClimb due to the similar nature of the trope. Sometimes overlaps with GroinAttack if the said animal is harming or used to harm the person. May be an example of VictoriasSecretCompartment if the animal decides to use a woman's cleavage for this purpose.



* A Motorola Cell Phone ad for the Super Bowl featured a man sitting in a jungle when a snake climbs up his pants. He rapidly scans through his phones internet to find out what kind of snake it is and if it is harmless. He gets the results of the harmless Milk Snake, or the dangerous [[GroinAttack constrictor]].
* "[[NineOutOfTenDoctorsAgree Four out of five dentists surveyed recommend Trident for their patients who chew gum]]," one commercial says. The voiceover continues, "But what about the fifth dentist?", showing five dentists being asked about the recommendation. Four of them say yes, as a squirrel runs under the table and up the fifth dentist's pants leg. Suddenly, there's an audible [=*=][[GroinAttack CHOMP]][=*=], and the fifth dentist lets out a BigNo.
* A commercial starts with the Super Duper Party Troopers, a children's TV show band, singing about putting ants in someone's pants before [[CommercialSwitcheroo changing into a PSA for brushing your teeth]].
* Averted in an Australian advert for Holeproof "Antz Pantz". A beautiful woman in the advertised underwear is reclining in bed when she realises that ants are crawling all over her. She calmly lets her pet echidna (an Australian spiny anteater) take care of them.
* Farmer's Insurance as part of its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIB-fv-XUx0 "Hall of Claims"]] ad campaign showed this as "Rodent Ride Along" with a hamster escaping its cage, crawling up a hapless driver's pants, and causing a chain reaction fender-bender. Allegedly, this was a real-life claim sent to Farmers on December 14th, 2015.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar'' has the Season Fairy Elder fall and land inside Greta's shirt after she repeatedly bangs on the object he's standing on. [[HilarityEnsues During the middle of a play she's acting in, at that.]]
* ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'': In episode 8, Tina's new [[TeamPet pet ferret]] manages to find its way up Taeko's dress and then Aoi's kimono in short order. Taeko doesn't show much reaction beyond shock, but Aoi starts squirming and saying that [[AccidentalTickleTorture it tickles]].
* Subverted in the Hentai ''Alien from the Darkness''. Hikari has a pet ferret that crawls into her [[{{Gainaxing}} shirt]], making her fidget around saying that [[AccidentalTickleTorture it tickles]].
* In one of the earlier episodes of ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'', Chiffon pulls a playful trick on the heroines by having magical erasers fly into their shirts. This tickles them.
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Tohru is making her way back to the house from Yuki's garden when she spots some clothes on the ground. She crouches down to examine them, and just as she realizes that they must belong to one of the Zodiac, said Zodiac the snake aka Yuki's older brother Ayame slithers up her dress...
* In ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'', when Tsubomi first meets her two {{Mentor Mascot}}s, they end up hiding from the villains by diving into her shirt, making it look like she has... [[GagBoobs huge tracts of land.]]
* Happen in few episodes of ''Manga/MaicchinguMachikoSensei'', usually with little fish. The trope is always used as excuse to force the main character [[MsFanservice Machiko]] to stripping herself. Episode 84 has also a little eel jump from Machiko's dress to her female students, so the fanservice is doubled.
* ''Manga/{{Mouse}}'' has one with Sorata accidentally [[{{Ecchi}} sliding into Hazuki's panties]], causing her to fidget around, [[AccidentalTickleTorture giggling]]. Note that when this happens, Hazuki is a giantess [[CosplayOtakuGirl that just took off a Godzilla suit]] and is clad in only a bra and panties.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** In one episode, Scrafty kidnaps Iris' Axew by stuffing it down his skin pouch. Extra points because the skin pouch resembles pants.
** In Squishy's debut episode, when trying to catch the slippery Pokemon at one point, it flies up and lands inside of Bonnie's shirt. When it starts squirming around, Bonnie burst out laughing from how tickly it feels.
* ''Anime/QueensBlade'':
** The 1st episode of the OVA, "Beautiful Warriors", features a scene of this, when Echidna uses her pet snake, Kenta to [[{{Ecchi}} "play" inside of Elina's panties]], purely for the sake of [[TickleTorture teasing]] her.
** Later during the earlier episodes of ''Vanquished Queens'', after Aldra [[IdentityAmnesia loses her memories]], Echidna goads her into trying to remember her abilities by torturing her. One of her methods is having Kenta slither into Aldra's panties too, but not with as frisky results...
* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'':
** Once, in the first series, Lala use accidentally at school one of her invention (a sprays that give more energy) on some mice (for a lesson) and get's them riled up. The mice then jump into the girls' clothes and what not, causing chaos in the classroom.
** The sequel "Darkness" has a very {{Ecchi}} version of this trope. Rito is [[BalefulPolymorph transformed in a mouse]] and fall accidentally into Yami's clothes where he crawls around and out the skirt with her panties. After, he return normal and is caught by Yami.
-->'''Yami''': "I thought it was a strangely ecchi mouse.."
* Watanuki from ''Manga/XxxHolic'' has had the pipe fox hide in his shirt on a few occasions.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* During Adam Warren's run on ''ComicBook/{{Gen 13}}'', a telepathic C-List supervillain induces LetsYouAndHimFight between the team and a similar SecretProjectRefugeeFamily, the "Mongolian Barbecue Horde". After much property damage, Grunge and his counterpart BoisterousBruiser decide to settle the matter by "Ferret-legging": sticking live ferrets into their pants and closing the legs and waist -- first one to let their ferret out loses. [[spoiler: Grunge wins by turning his naughty bits into metal to avoid damage. The supervillain retreats; this was too much for him to handle.]]
* ComicBook/SquirrelGirl is [[PestController really good]] at invoking this trope on her enemies. Dr. Doom is one of most famous victim. She has an ImagineSpot in the first issue of her own series where she suggests doing this to Kraven.
* [[RentAZilla Fin Fang Foom]] tried to invoke this in ''ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'' by putting Tabitha Smith in his pants. Take note: even if you are a gigantic monster, it's a very bad idea to put a person who can psionically create explosives in your pants.
* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'':
** In ''The Temple of the Sun'', Captain Haddock is driven nearly mad when he's left BoundAndGagged for several hours, and it turns out a lizard had been running up and down his back the whole time.
** In ''Tintin and the Picaros'', he gets shocked by an electric eel that slides into his shirt when he fell into a swamp.
* In an ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' story, a hunted fox jumps into Usagi's clothes to escape some hunters. As a result, Usagi is wriggling about with the animal in his clothes as he talks to the hunters while Tomoe is laughing her head off at this silly situation.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* The ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip quoted below has a subversion in which Calvin simply has a hole in his pocket, causing some of his pennies to drop down his leg.
-->'''Calvin:''' You never know when some crazed rodent with cold feet might be running loose in your pants.\\
'''Hobbes:''' Another reason [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal not to wear 'em.]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':
** In one strip, Jon gets a gopher up his pants leg and runs around screaming
--->'''Liz:''' And there he goes headed for downtown. We're going to be on the news again, aren't we?\\
'''Garfield:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Wear your blue outfit this time.]]
** In another strip, Jon assumes the buzzing sound coming from his pocket is his cell phone vibrating, until Garfield points out Jon's phone is on the table. Jon gets a pained look on his face before running away screaming.
--->'''Garfield:''' Aren't you going to answer your bee?

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Remember How to Smile'', one of the stories from the ''[[http://www.aragorn-legolas.5u.com Mellon Chronicles]]'' series of ''Lord of the Rings'' fanfiction, something like this happens. Legolas's pet ketrals get loose in King Thranduil's throne room and make an unholy mess. Thranduil catches Aragorn and Legolas trying to round them up again, and one of the ketrals, in mortal fear of him, hides in Aragorn's pants. Obviously, uncomfortable squirming and embarrassment ensues.
* In ''WebVideo/TheWaitingRoom'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gTUk1gxV-0 episode 6]], once ComicBook/AntMan gets fed up with ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'s obnoxiousness, he summons some of his "little friends". Deadpool first laughs it off, but then he starts squirming and bouncing all over the place from ants in his pants.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Max from ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', to his eventual embarrassment, gets a possum in his pants. By the time he gets it out, the dance is already in full [[IncrediblyLamePun swing]].
* The exterminator from ''WesternAnimation/TheAntBully'' is subjected to this trope when some flying insects slip up his pant leg during their defense of the anthill.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'', Gru gets attacked by a guard-chicken when he and Lucy break into El Macho's restaurant. It even does a ChestBurster through his sweater.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'': Done with, indeed, a squirrel. (In fact, the character in question actually says the trope name while he's at it, perhaps making this film the actual TropeNamer.)
-->'''Dean [=McCoppin=]:''' Excuse me! I'd like to apologize to everyone in advance for this. ''(zips down his fly to let the squirrel out, which cause a loud commotion)'' CheckPlease.
* Happens to Dubois in ''WesternAnimation/Madagascar3EuropesMostWanted'' by Mort while the animals try to ditch her. However, she quickly shrugs him off.
* Happens during the musical number "I'll make a man out of you" from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', when Ling slips a beetle down Mulan's outfits, making her dance around smacking everyone with her staff.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheNutJob'', at least one of the film's many rodent characters briefly ends up inside a bank robber's pants.
* Happens briefly in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''. While looking for his father [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace underwater]], Pinocchio encounters a massive group of fish, following him and Jiminy. The first one he meets, swims into his shirt sleeve and out the other one, which [[AccidentalTickleTorture tickles him]].
* Happens in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', when one of said frogs hops right into Charlotte La Bouff's dress-much to her dismay as she dances around.
* Used early on in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'', earning the victim some very funny looks. In this case the "victim" put the rodent in there on purpose.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'':
** Happens to Chuckie when a fish swims up his shorts.
** Happens ''again'' [[WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis in the sequel]] when a fish briefly gets stuck inside Tommy's diaper.
* Puss in Boots's debut in ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'' features a moment during his hired hit on Shrek where he sneaks into Shrek's shirt to claw him up. He also does a ChestBurster through his shirt.
* While it technically doesn't involve pants, Woody from ''WesternAnimation/{{Toy Story}}'' has "There's a snake in my boot!" as one of his pull-string phrases.
* The pet roach does this to robots in ''WesternAnimation/WallE''. Apparently, [[AccidentalTickleTorture it tickles]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the film ''Film/{{Buried}}'', a scene shows that the main character had a snake crawl up his pants while sleeping, and when he woke up, it came down and out of his pants leg
* In ''Film/DiaryOfAWimpyKidRodrickRules'', Greg gets a mouse in his shirt when he and Rodrick hide in a trash dumpster.
* In ''Fandango'', one of the guys gets a lizard up his pants when him and his friends slept out by an abandoned building in the middle of nowhere
* In ''Film/TheFreshman'' the main character keeps a kitten in his shirt, [[HilarityEnsues while the kitten claws and the curtains open to reveal that he is standing in front of the whole school while this is all happening]]
* In the ''Film/GetSmart'' movie, Maxwell Smart ends up having a sewer rat crawl up his pants in one scene. It doesn't lead to anything resembling dancing, but the scene in question ''does'' take place in a room full of deadly, skin-destroying lasers...
* Happens in ''Grind'' with a lizard when the group was left alone in the desert.
* Occurs in ''Series/HannahMontana: TheMovie'' twice, both times being during a fancy dinner party
** Jackson was the first to invoke this trope by smuggling the family ferret into the dinner party in his shirt. HilarityEnsues when the ferret starts moving around
** The second time happened to the dinner host after the family ferret escaped from Jackson and crawled up his pants. Lets just say that almost everybody was laughing when he pulls down his pants revealing his underwear. Cue an [[{{Squick}} odd look from some of the female guests]]
* No-one is dancing, but in the movie of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', when Draco gets turned into a ferret he gets put in Crabbe's pants. There is a song about this by the wizard rock group "Draco and the Malfoys" called "Goyle's Pants". (The song gets it wrong about whose pants ferret!Draco went into.)
* All right, the puppets in ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' never actually make it ''into'' the pants of the teens they're attacking, but they do dance and writhe to try and make it look like they're being attacked. It's probably better than the awful '80s dancing they were doing before.
-->"That looks like a new dance! ''Kinky!''"
** Explicitly invoked by the phone-sex lady in Kyle's fantasy. It's every bit as sleazy as it sounds and it WILL inspire viewers to seek out a [[BrainBleach nice loofah to exfoliate their brain matter.]]
* Occured in the movie ''How to Eat Fried Worms'', when Billy and Joe both had to put worms in their pants. Joe for losing a bet against Billy, and Billy for messing up on one worm that Joe did not know about.
* In ''Film/IdentityThief'', Sandy Patterson (played by Creator/JasonBateman) had a snake crawl up his pants while sleeping in a wooded area in Florida on the hunt for his [[TitleDrop identity thief]]
* Teenage Indy gets this in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' when falling in a crate full of snakes. He pulls a snake out after escaping the train car and another eventually slithers out of his sleeve when one of the treasure hunters tries to take the Cross of Coronado from him.
* The silent Creator/LaurelAndHardy short ''Liberty'' has a gag involving the duo stuck atop a skyscraper [[ConstructionZoneCalamity under construction]] and a live crab inside Ollie's pants.
* ''Film/TheLittleRascals'':
** In the 1990s film, Alfalfa gets a frog stuck in his ballet outfit after hiding from bullies in a ballet recital.
** In the original 1930s shorts, Alfalfa gets a frog stuck in his tuxedo while performing in a talent show.
* Happens to the Principal in ''Film/MaxKeeblesBigMove''.
* In ''Film/MyBossDaughter'', it is completely PlayedForLaughs. This occurs to Tom when accidentally releasing all of the feeder mice for the owl in his boss's house. One of the mice runs towards Lisa's room, with Tom following. The mouse climbs into Lisa's purse, and Tom goes in after it, leading the mouse to climb up Tom's sleeve and drop into his pants. Lisa walks in and sees Tom [[ADateWithRosiePalms jerking around and conveniently holding a pair of her underwear]] [[SubvertedTrope until he explains what exactly happened]]
* In ''Film/{{Mickey}}'', Mickey gets an actual squirrel in her pants while out in the forest. Herbert tries to help her get it out, which leads to a NotWhatItLooksLike moment from Mickey's adoptive father Joe when he stumbles on Mickey and Herbert with his hand in her pants.
* Occurs in the 2001 film ''Film/{{Monkeybone}}'' when the title character dives into Miss Kitty's cleavage, causing her to briefly squirm around before he escapes from the back of it.
* In the short film ''Night of the Hell Hamsters'', A demonically possessed hamster darts up the pants of the male character and experiences a bloody GroinAttack and also gets his finger bit off by the hamster. The hamster is removed by his girlfriend when she kicks the man in the crotch, where the hamster was at the time
* Near the beginning of ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' (the one with Creator/EddieMurphy), a ''lot'' of hamsters escape their laboratory custody, wreaking havoc on a university campus. For a short scene, perviness ensues when... well, let's just say that [[BiggusDickus what it looks like]] is played for laughs.
* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'', after [[spoiler:Calypso regains her powers and [[OneToMillionToOne transform into an enormous swarm of crabs]] washing over the pirates]], Ragetti ends up with a crab in his pants.
* ''Film/RemoWilliamsTheAdventureBegins''. Our hero is trapped on a window ledge by three [[TheDeterminator relentless]] dobermans, [[FromBadToWorse when a rat runs up his leg]]. Remo has to [[SuperWindowJump smash through the window]] to get enough leg room to remove the offending creature.
* Brutally invoked in ''River's End'', when Clay was held down by two other people while another puts a poisonous snake in his pants.
* In the silent film ''Film/SafetyLast'', a mouse crawls up the pants of Creator/HaroldLloyd's character as he climbs up the a sixteen-story building. He dances on a ledge and nearly falls. The crowd below applauds, thinking he's showing off.
* Happens in the ''Film/TheSmurfs'' 2011 movie when Patrick Winslow tries to sneak the Smurfs who followed him to work into his office and eventually runs into his female boss -- and then starts squirming from them tickling him.
* In ''Film/TeenWolf Too'', the protagonist, Todd Harper, is subject to this with ants as a prank by his other classmates
* ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree'' has a scene of a sniper watching over a meeting in the subway, until his duty is botched by a rat up his pants leg, which causes him to shoot one of the hostages on the train.
* Several ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' shorts make use of this.
** One of the earliest being "Ants in the Pantry" with a mouse down the back of somebody's shirt, leading the Stooges to start doing ThatRussianSquatDance to the rhythm of the victim's hopping.
** One instance was in ''Hoi Polloi'' when a dancer tries to teach the Stooges how to dance proper, until a bee flies down the back of her dress, leading to hilarity
** Happens in the 2012 film of the same name, with a lobster.
* In ''Film/WereTheMillers'' Kenny unintentionally gets a tarantula up his shorts after his reckless driving in order to avoid the man they stole marijuana from. Kenny eventually [[GroinAttack gets bitten on his testicle]].
* ''Film/AntMan'' naturally uses this trope during combat -- both when shrunk to small size, and by using the ants that he can command.

* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', Cassie is once trapped by two idiots while in rat morph. She gets out of it by running up the pants leg of on of the boys, who panic and flee.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** It is frequently mentioned that a popular rural entertainment is a man with weasels (or ferrets) down his trousers. In the novel ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'', there is terrible dissapointment when he doesn't show up for the fair one year.
** This happens in ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'' when a highwayman attempts [[MuggingTheMonster to hold up]] the coach carrying said rodents.
* Ferret legging is popular in the [[BalkanizeMe People's Republic of West Yorkshire]] in Creator/CharlesStross' ''[[Literature/TheEschatonSeries Singularity Sky]]''. Owing to a [[FutureImperfect certain amount of confusion]] as to which traditions belong to which parts of North Britain, they have to seal up their kilts with duct-tape first.
* In ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Taltos]]'', Vlad carries baby Loiosh around everywhere with him, tucked into his shirt where it's warm. Luckily, Loiosh is sentient and has the sense to subvert the "uncomfortable squirming" part of this trope.
* ''Literature/TheWitches'': The protagonist, having been turned into a mouse, ends up crawling up a chef's pants while spiking the [[WitchSpecies witches']] soup with [[BalefulPolymorph the mouse potion]].
* One of the ordeals Amanda from ''Literature/TheHeadlessCupid'' sets for the Stanley children is to carry a live reptile on their bodies for a day.
* In ''Literature/PanTadeusz'' Telimena's favourite spot in the forest is also ants' favourite spot. HilarityEnsues, along with some romance with the ever helpful Tadeusz.
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Nueces Enaz, an elf over one thousand years old, suffers from hallucinations where he thinks squirrels are either chasing him or running through his pants.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'' has a few examples, which, given the nature of the series, are typically fatal:
** "Pissed Off": An Irish golfer, while on the rough, gets a rat up his pant leg, which scratches him and pees on him; the rat's urine seeps into the open wound and causes a fatal case of leptospirosis.
** "Eel Effects": After graduating from their sushi chef school, two students decide to stick a live eel down the head chef's pants after he [[CantHoldHisLiquor passes out drunk]] as payback for his abusive punishments (one of which was threatening to shove an eel up their butts). The eel [[AssShove slithers up his ass]] and eats its way out, killing him.
** "Critter In The S***er": A man in a ferret-legging contest [[KickTheDog starves the ferrets he uses so they'll become docile and not try to squirm or crawl out]]. In the process, however, an internal hemorrhoid pops in his rectum, with the resulting blood sending one of the ferrets into a feeding frenzy. The end result: the ferret burrows up the sap's bum and feasts on the hemorrhoid, killing him from blood loss.
* Occasionally happens on ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos''.
* In ''Series/AustinAndAlly'', Dez accidentally hypnotized himself while trying to hypnotize Ally, and Trish states to him that whenever anybody says ''song'', he has to jump around like there is a mouse in his pants. Dez also states to Ally that he used to carry rodents in his pants
* ''Series/CallOfTheWildman''
** During an attempt to clear a house of a large rat's nest, Turtleman causes the entire nest to fall on him when cutting a hole in the crawlspace where the rats were
** Neil gets a squirrel up his pants in the ChristmasEpisode after Turtleman captures 2 out of the three squirrels
** Turtleman gets a pigeon stuck in his coat after trying to clear a house of the flock of birds taking up residence
* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "[[Recap/CommunityS1E10EnvironmentalScience Environmental Science]]" Troy has a lab rat climb up his leg and proceeds to freak out.
* Also occurs in the spin-off ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'', when Lionel is shipped to the White House and Sophie lets him escape, leading to Lionel climbing up the president's pant leg during an important press conference. HilarityEnsues
* ''Series/DadsArmy'': In "Room at the Bottom", Corporal Jones gets ants in his pants and, while trying to remove them, accidentally signals the platoon to advance into an ambush.
* The ant variety (red ants, to be specific) happened to Mike Rowe on ''Series/DirtyJobs'' when he was in Louisiana raiding alligator nests. Ants like to live in alligator nests. He ended up having to take off his pants on camera (behind the airboat, of course).
* In one of the early episodes of ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', a girl Josh liked left a snake for him in his jacket that he left behind at a restaurant, which leads to a "trouser snake" situation.
* In ''Series/EerieIndiana'', Marshall gets a lizard put down his pants by Simon's brother when he is not paying attention
* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'':
** When Doña Florinda's restaurant became rat-infested, she and La Chilindrina each jumped into a chair for safety while El Chavo chased the rat with a broom. When El Chavo unwittingly touched La Chilindrina with the broom, she thought the rat went up her legs. Doña Florinda later experienced the same.
** An earlier episode has a minor one at the end. Quico's mouse escapes during the havoc, and ends up climbing up Ñoño's leg while he's sitting on the fountain's edge eating cookies. Somehow Ñoño doesn't notice until the mouse is already inside his pants.
* ''Series/GuyCourt''. One of the trials was for a man who plays too much ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. He lost the trial and as an added punishment, he had to have a live mouse put into his underwear, with the kind of mouse random, either being a full blown GroinAttack from a mouse that bites alot, or [[PetTheDog one that just sits around]].
* ''Series/HomeImprovement'': In "Wild Kingdom," Brad and Randy try to warn Tim that a snake is crawling out of the light fixture behind him. Because they had previously [[CryingWolf put fake snakes in his toolbox as a prank]], he thinks they're joking around again, so he unbuttons his shirt and laughingly invites the snake to crawl in. Unfortunately for Tim, there really is a snake behind him ... and it accepts his invitation.
* In the show ''Series/KennyVsSpenny'', the punishment for losing the challenge based on a rodent race was to put a rat in the loser's underwear
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries''. During an investigation, Crabtree brings a ferret to follow a blood trail (as he couldn't find a bloodhound). It works, but not before the critter shortly slips inside the leg of Murdoch's pants.
* ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'':
** An entire episode revolves around an unseen character, Old Man Sedgewick, getting a badger caught in his pants, so the lodge members do everything they can (and then some) to get rid of it.
** Two separate scenes of the same episode also revolve around this trope. First, Red shows how to trap animals using a pair of men's pants. Second, Bill tries to trap a snake, only to get it caught in his pants. In all cases, HilarityEnsues.
* One of the times Creator/MichaelPalin hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', he put cats down his pants during the monologue.
* In an "Abby's Flying Fairy School" segment of ''Series/SesameStreet'', Niblet the class pet ends up flying through the air and he lands in Gonnigan's shirt, so Gonnigan wiggles around, which his teacher thinks is a dance, and he eventually makes a dance out of it.
* In episode 5 of ''[[Series/OpenAllHours Still Open All Hours]]'', Granville persuades Gastric to dress up in his great grandmother's wedding dress and pose as Old Mother Hemlock to help sell a load of herbal remedies. However, a mouse has taken up residence inside the dress which causes Gastric to go through some very odd gyrations, to the confusion of everyone watching.
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'':
** In "Footloser", Cody unintentionally creates magic tricks while dancing with Max in the competition, one of these acts involve not a bunny in the hat, but a bunny climbing out of his pants leg, scaring and surprising the judges and Max
** In "Can You Dig It", Zack literally gets ants in his pants after a possessed Bailey buries him after finding the Crown of Zaria.
** In "[[Film/SnakesOnAPlane Snakes on]] [[ShoutOut a Boat]]", Zack had a snake crawl up his pants and bite him, knocking him unconscious.
--->'''Zack:''' Ow! Yeah, something definitely just bit me.
* Pip, a baby hedgehog on an exotic-pets episode of ''Series/TooCute'', crawls up into peoples' trouser cuffs at every opportunity. (Bristle-side out, fortunately.)
* In ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', a bloopers sequence is shown on the season 1 finale, with a goofup of Cory accidentally letting his rat Lionel climb down his shirt
-->'''Cory:''' He's in my shirt!!! (''Offstage & Eddie laughing'')
* ''Series/TourOfDuty''. One of the soldiers is suffering from the runs, and has to keep going off into the bushes while on patrol to drop his pants. While he does so, a large toad jumps onto his dropped pants. At the same time, he happens to see some Vietcong slipping out of a tunnel to evade the American soldiers; the soldier quickly yanks up his pants and HilarityEnsues.
* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'':
** We give you one of the Greatest Hits from the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuZhOWMsqSg Songs of the Safari]]" collection, the Jamaican Rap "Ants, Ants, Ants In My Pants".
--->''Now everytime I get busy,\\
Now everytime I want get down and dance,\\
Because everytime I start moving like this,\\
What that mean, got ants in me pants.''
** In one game of Crazy Newscasters, Ryan was the weather man who had rats in his pants. At first he howls in pain and fright, but then [[FetishFuel his vocalizations start to change...]]
* Although not an animal, this trope was invoked in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' when a trophyman was charmed with the Murrieta Animata spell uses this trope to escape from Max.
* In ''Series/Zoey101'', Zoey and the others get revenge on Logan for lying about dating her by putting a rat in his pants while he is asleep.

* Music example: The song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K16fG1sDagU Mississippi Squirrel Revival]]" by Music/RayStevens:
-->''The day the squirrel went berserk\\
In the First Self-Righteous Church\\
In that sleepy little town of Pascagoula ''(Pascagoula!)''\\
It was a fight for survival\\
That broke out in revival\\
They were jumpin' pews and shoutin' Hallelujah!''
* The Chenille Sisters, a contemporary folk band with no actual familial relations, has the "Ants-in-Your-Pants Dance", which is [[EarWorm much more annoying]] once you outgrow it.
* On his album "Late Last Night", which is full of songs designed for children to dance along to, Joe Scruggs has a song called "Ants in My Pants" about various dances brought on by difficult or dangerous situations (such as the "I-Can't-Move Boogaloo" and the "Up-To-Your-Chin Save-Yourself-Swim"), including, of course, the "I Got Ants in My Pants Dance".
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "Everything You Know Is Wrong" starts out with this lovely bit:
-->''I was driving down the freeway in the fast lane\\
With a rabid wolverine in my underwear''

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* In ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'', Gonzo observes at one point that his pants are filled with starfish. This later becomes helpful when he whips out the starfish during a fight scene and uses them as ''shuriken'', but at the time of the comment, it only serves to weird out Rizzo.
-->'''Rizzo:''' You and your hobbies!

* In the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFldBVWFgWo Last Will and Temperament]]" sketch by Radio/TheFrantics, the lawyer gets a rabid Tasmanian devil in his trousers instead of a boot to the head.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* There exists a GameBreaker ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' build where a character that benefits from being poisoned purposefully puts snakes down his pants to grow stronger.

* In ''Theater/{{Matilda}}'', Matilda uses her telekinesis to knock [[SadistTeacher Miss Trunchbull]]'s water glass over, which Lavender had recently put a newt in, then the newt runs up Miss Trunchbull's leg.
-->'''Trunchbull''': "Ah! It's heading north! There's a newt in my knickers!"
* Creator/SylvesterMcCoy got his stage name from a character he played in ''Ken Campbell's Road Show'' who stuffed ferrets down his trousers; before becoming [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]], his performing this act was his major claim to fame.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* A part of Tiny Kong's battle with K. Rool in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' involves her going into his shoe and shooting his toes with her feather gun.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has Lissa and the Avatar's support involve this. Lissa offers to give the Avatar a massage... then dumps a frog in the back of their clothes. The Avatar reacts accordingly:
-->''[=WhaAAAAUGH!=] Cold! Cold and slimy and coooooold! AUGH! IT MOVED!''
* When Larry in ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals'' has sex with Tawni on the beach, he suddenly stands up after a while and squirms because a crab has climbed up his pants. Strangely, Tawni is not amused. Mostly because he announces that he's "got a terrible case of crabs".
* In ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', Issun does this to Sakuya.
* ''[[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment]]'' features a dialogue cutscene involving Strea (who has transformed into a pixie) flying into Kirito's shirt to "punish" him ([[FriendlyTickleTorture by tickling him]]) for trying to drop her when she wanted to ride on his shoulder (despite that Kirito advised her from doing so to prevent falling off.)

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Atlantes of ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'' has a [[http://blip.rampagenetwork.com/325/ trouser snake]] (it's his pet).
* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'':
** [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/are_you_a_herpetologist%EF%BC%9F Brooke's pet snake Seth once slips in Chloe's clothes]] after she startles him. He then comes out of [[GagBoobs her cleavage]], surrounded by {{Heart Symbol}}s.
** Tiffany has a tamed mouse, Crackers, which she trained to distract vampires. Except when she tries to sic it on Kade, a werecat, the mouse instead hides in her cleavage. And then Kade retrieves it... [[NotWhatItLooksLike with his mouth]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Hamleto the Hamster}}'', the eponymous character once wriggles into Alice's pants, causing a burst of ticklish laughter.
* This came up during Noel's [[http://www.leasticoulddo.com/comic/20060320 speed dating]] in ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo''.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
** In the origin story of Fey, ordinary high school frosh Nick Reilly is slowly [[GenderBender turning against his will]] into a hot redheaded babe who also happens to be a powerful mage. He gets confronted by a school bully who rips Nick's shirt off, stressing out Nick so much that he accidentally unleashes dozens of hobgoblins who happen to appear as psychedelic-colored squirrels. Two of them go straight up the bully's pants legs. HilarityEnsues.
--->"Ohhh nuts!"
** And of course there's Aquerna's combat final. The girl's power and personality have made her friends with every squirrel on campus, so it was practically inevitable.
* Eiffel ([[SpidersAreScary who is an arachnophobe]]) from ''Podcast/Wolf359'' spends the episode ''"Extreme Danger Bug"'' with a hairy, [[{{Squick}} slimy]] and ''very'' poisonous GiantSpider in his shirt. Because this is an audio-only show, we never get to see [[NightmareFuel just how big the spider is]].
--> ''Minkowski:''' Eiffel, don't worry. Everything is going to be alright. This thing is probably more scared of you than you are of him!\\
'''Eiffel:''' ''[whimpering]'' While I normally could get on board with that train, I assure you that in this case ''I am definitely the most terrified party!''

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Happens to Cruella with a jar of ants in ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'', soon turning into an improvised conga line as everyone joins in behind her.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' episode "All Pets Are Off" Caitlin's pet ferret escapes into the mall's air ducts which Jude was crawling through and it ends up in Jude's clothes after it runs into him.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' a baby Griffon that Gruffi is watching ends up doing this to him as he put him in the back of his shirt so he can climb up a cliff to get to the griffon's nest.
* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' :
** In "Do the Rat Thing" Jasmine (who got tranformed into a rat) does this by climbing up the pants leg of a prince who's terrified of rats to save Iago (who got transformed into a lizard) from a certain doom.
** This was Abu's stealing technique he used in "To Cure a Thief" much to Aladdin's dismay.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode "Sisters" an angry Alvin put a crab in Brittany swimsuit.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Refund" the store manager, who turns out to be a tiny puppet does this to Richard while attacking him.
* Jake Long from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' is subjected to this trope while doing his test of wisdom in battle at the Isle of Draco. The chancellor assigning him his test of wisdom in battle chose brownies as the enemy. HilarityEnsues.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': Happens to Dr. Scratchensniff twice in "The Monkey Song" first after Wakko pours a bucket of bugs down his pants, again when Pesto and Squit fall down into his clothes while fighting.
* Happens to Carl in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' when a naked mole rat climbs up his pants leg.
* In an episode of the original ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'', when Ben (as Fourarms) catches a cold and fights against bug tamer Clancy, he uses ants to battle Fourarms. The result is Fourarms scratching and throwing himself around an abandoned apartment, inevitably destroying it with ants in his pants.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}}'' episode "Go Gomez, Go!" Waffle's pet lizard gets loose, then Tad finds out he went into his pants.
* WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts:
** In the Mickey, Donald, and Goofy cartoon "Moose Hunters", Goofy and Donald are disguised as a female moose in order to lure one over to Mickey so he can shoot it, after they meet a male moose and Goofy pretends to flirt with it Donald who is in the bottom of the costume accidentally sits on a bee, this makes the bee mad and it dives into the bottom of the costume and stings Donald, while he hops around in pain and tries to get rid of the bee it makes it look like they are doing a Samba dance.
** Despite that [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal he doesn't wear pants]], this happened to DonaldDuck in 1942's ''Donald Gets Drafted'', in which he's standing over an ant hill, and the ants start climbing all over him. Despite his commanding officer, [[BigBad Pete]], telling him not to move, he naturally squirms uncontrollably.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''
** Happens to Eustace in an episode when he tries to crush Courage ([[spoiler:after the latter had been turned into a fly]]).
** Happens ''again'' in "The Macpherson Phantom" when a ghost puts lobsters into Eustace's trousers.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', an elderly man runs the New York Marathon with a ferret in his pants.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'': In the episode "Ghoul of my Dreams" a spider climbs up Darkwing's clothes which ends up tickling him.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', Dexter becomes stupid from overloading his brain. One of the actions he does while acting stupid is strip down to his underwear and drop a fish inside of it, making do a ''mambo''-like dance.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** In "Flea Bitten Ed" Rolf's bunnies jump into Ed's jacket and squirm around.
** Happens to Eddy in "Urban Ed" when Ed asks him to hold a worm he found, then puts it down Eddy's shirt.
** In "Dueling Eds", after Rolf [[CurbStompBattle beats the living crap out of]] Eddy in a duel for insulting his cultural traditions, Rolf decides to celebrate with the Eds by dumping "the Eels of Forgiveness" in his and their pants.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' : In the episode "Tricycle of Terror" an evil tricycle goes up Grim's robe while attacking him.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' : Fry once caught a badger in his "lucky pants" after tracking it down and then receiving them back from Zoidberg.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' episode "Come Fly With Me" a bunch of flies attack Goofy by doing this.
* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', one of the gnomes is seen bathing in squirrels. The same gnome later whistles to his squirrel friends and lets them jump in his pants when running from Gideon
* In the British show ''Horrid Henry'', Henry gets a frog put down his pants by his brother Peter to cure his hiccups
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Tohru gets attacked by the Rat Talisman controlled Gnomekop like this because of Jade sticking a rival toy to Gnomekop up his pants
* On ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Jimmy deliberately invokes this trope to help him win a dance contest in "Dance Jimmy Dance". An earlier short had Jimmy appear to be dancing, but it turns out [[BeeAfraid a bee was stinging him]].
* In the episode "Enter the Chipmunk" of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', Johnny accidentally invents a powerful fighting style which relies on the fighter letting a live chipmunk into his pants.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KidVSKat'', Coop's dad was transformed into a rat due to a misfire of Kat's ray gun, and while in this state, he runs up Coop's pants to hide from stray alley cats
* Happens sometimes in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' because of Rufus or any other factors.
** In "Crush", this was invoked because Ron couldn't find Rufus until Rufus appeared in his clothes.
** In "Mind Games", where it was useful because it unlocked an elevator door hidden behind a furnace.
* ''WesternAnimation/MickeyAndTheRoadsterRacers'' : In the episode "It's Wiki Wiki Time" Donald ends up getting Lizards in his hula skirt which ends up with him winning a hula dance off.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'' pistachio protecting [[TimePolice Time Cop]] Dakota gets squirrels in his pants after placing pistachios down them from losing a bet. Created by the same team as ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' (and set in the same town) it's complete with a lampshade, and a couple riffs of the original song.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' features a scene where Piglet tries to hide in Pooh's shirt in order to hide from Tigger ([[IOweYouMyLife who won't stop following Piglet around doing favors for him]]). This [[AccidentalTickleTorture tickles]] Pooh.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** Named from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnhtTXJOJxE scene]] in the episode "Comet Kermillain" where Candace gets... [[TropeNamer What do you]] ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin think]]'' [[TropeNamer she gets?]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prVTMrb6JHo Now extended!]] -- With extra [[ShakingtheRump ass shaking]] action!
** In the episode "Fast and the Phineas" Perry slings a piece of cheese down the back of Doofenshmirtz's pants, causing a mouse to run up his pants leg.
* WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther (in the series where he doesn't remain mute) becomes a baseball star because of a flea.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
** In an early episode, Tommy attempt to bring a lizard to a costumed performer of [[ShowWithinAShow Reptar]] at an ice show (ItMakesSenseInContext). When he hides it in his diaper, it doesn't quite make him ''dance,'' but it does make him make weird facial expressions. The same happens to Chuckie later on but the parents think they're "antsy," of course.
** In the later seasons once Dil is introduced, he hides a duckling in his diaper. But his ''dancing'' is more like fidgeting since the duck is tickling him from inside it.
** Chuckie at one point supplements this with actual lyrics: "I got sand in my pants! This is not a dance!"
* Despite not wearing clothes, the ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'' short, "''Hide and Squeak''," features a scene where a Mouse hides from [[CatsAreMean Pidsley]] by hiding inside the fleeces of several Sheep in the flock. When its hiding inside of Shaun and Shirley's fleeces, [[AccidentalTickleTorture it tickles them both]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** "Cape Feare": Marge visits the police to get them to stop someone sending Bart threatening letters. Wiggum claims there's no law against it, at which point Lou hands him a book saying there is - and it's also illegal to put squirrels down your pants [[NoodleImplements for the purpose of gambling.]] Cue Wiggum telling some cops in the next room to knock it off.
** "Love Is A Many Strangled Thing": Bart places a rattlesnake in Homer's pants while in a therapy session. The therapist takes it out and tells it to go back where it belongs, cue the snake jumping back into Homer's pants.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'', an army of rats controlled by the rat that ate the birdman's larynx attack one of the inmates by doing this.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "Mommy For A Day" a flying creature Molly takes care of does this by hiding in her clothes from a villain that is after it.
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'':
** In the short "Baby Puss," when Tom's friends harass him for dressing up like a baby and [[TheDiaperChange changing his diaper]]. Shortly after changing him, one of his friends tosses a fish into his diaper, forcing him to fidget around and lead everyone into doing a congo-like dance.
** In the short "Carmen Get It!" While hiding from Tom at a live Orchestra performance, at one point, Jerry tries to hide in the Conductor's Jacket. The Conductor quickly finds out that Jerry's in there and proceeds to freak out, [[HilarityEnsues which also causes the entire Orchestra to freak out and play erratically too]].
* Happens to Buzz Buzzard in the ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' short "Belle Boys" after putting a poodle in his pocket that he thought was a tip.
* In a FreezeFrameBonus from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'', Omi gets a squirrel down the back of his shirt in "Mala Mala Jong".
* ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' has a scene where Yogi is practicing ballet for an upcoming show. After a round of practice, Yogi sits down to rest. The dancer pulls him off the chair to continue dancing. A bee flies in and lands on Yogi's chair. Yogi then notices his shoe is untied and sits right back down. By the time he figures out there's a bee down there, he's stung and jumps around the room. The dancer takes this to be world class dancing. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnfMoE_U3pc here]].

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://lifeisaroad.com/stories/2004/10/29/neighborhoodHazardorWhyTheCopsWontPatrolBriceStreet.html Squirrel vs Motorcycle. Squirrel wins.]]
* The story at the bottom of [[http://www.emmitsburg.net/humor/archives/funny_stories/funny_stories_1.htm this page]] has a guy that this happened to, with a '''JELLYFISH'''.
* ''Sans'' the squirming, tucking a small pet into one's shirt (not pants) can sometimes be the safest way to carry them, if it's cold out and you don't want to risk them escaping in transit.
* There is a story that a construction worker found something in his shoe, and started kicking vigorously to shift it while leaning on electrical equipment. A coworker saw, him, though the jerking was due to electrocution, and hit him with a shovel to get him away, breaking his arm.
* The entertainment which periodically comes up in Terry Pratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels has its real-life basis in "Ferret Legging", a largely extinct British sport in which the competitors stuff two ferrets into their trousers and attempt to keep them there for as long as they can, harkening back to the time ferrets would be secretly carried by poachers to catch rabbits. The world record is over five hours. Ouch.
* In areas where dangerous critters such as venomous snakes or [[ScaryScorpions scorpions]] might be encountered, it's prudent to take a look at one's clothes (particularly shoes/boots) before putting anything on.
* Anyone who has ever owned a ferret can tell you that, as incredibly curious burrowing animals, among their favorite places to be is inside anything vaguely tunnel-like in size and shape. And they're just as happy to climb up your pants leg while you're still in them, as if they were lying in the dirty clothes pile on the floor. And women in low-cut tops is an open invitation to dive right in.
->''"Wow, she had actual squirrels in her pants!"''\\
''"We just got served."''