->''"There's a time and a place for everything. It's called 'college'."''
-->-- '''Chef''', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''

A movie in which much of the humor comes from [[{{Fratbro}} fratboys]] getting [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy highly intoxicated and doing incredibly stupid, risky, and dangerous things]] and getting away with it. Usually has the main characters as a bunch of loveable rogues pitted against the evil [[AristocratsAreEvil aristocratic]] old money frathouses or oppressive [[DeanBitterman deans]]. Expect panty raids. Lots of panty raids.

Suffice to say, when this happens in real life, people either get into serious legal trouble or neglect studying and drop out (or, at best, have a rude awakening).

May overlap with StonerFlick. Generally parallels with CollegeIsHighSchoolPart2. Almost always includes a WildTeenParty, with college officials replacing the parents. Often set at a StrawmanU. Compare AllGuysWantSororityWomen, the stereotyped portrayal of the fraternity's DistaffCounterpart, the sorority.


* In ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries'' Issue #3 during Rarity's after party, involving a stallion with [[Film/AnimalHouse Bluto's]] likeness, (he even has Delta Tau Chi as his cutie mark) Lyra Heartstrings, Octavia and Pinkie.


* ''Film/AnimalHouse''
* ''Film/{{Accepted}}'', which features an entire college set up for this sole purpose (at first).
* ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''.
* ''National Lampoon's Film/VanWilder''.
* In ''Film/EuroTrip'' a FiveManBand of four high school graduates go on a wacky hijinx tour of an amazingly stereotypical Europe, culminating in nothing less than (accidentally) faking the death of and impersonating the replacement for the ''pope'' on live international television. And getting away with it.
* ''Film/OldSchool''
* ''Film/{{PCU}}'' - Though the protagonists weren't technically a frat (the bad guys were, even though frats had been banned, forcing them to become a secret society scheming to reclaim their old house from the riff raff)
* ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'' has a bit of screen time devoted to Max's college antics. [[JukeboxMusical Put to song.]]
* ''Film/{{College}}''.
* The genre got turned upside-down in ''Film/SororityBoys''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', even though it's the different frats competing against each other rather than causing mischief.
* ''Film/MonstersCrashThePajamaParty'' has a group of frat boys and a group of sorority initiates having to spend the night in what is supposedly a haunted mansion. The guys look for masks to use to scare the girls, not knowing that something ''actually scary'' is really there.
* ''Film/{{Neighbors|2014}}'' is a DeconstructiveParody of such, showing what they look like to other people.
* This is what Johnathan and his crew cause in Creator/TylerPerry's "Boo! A Madea Halloween" and its sequel "Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween". In the first one the party is stopped by [[SassyBlackWoman Madea]] while in the second one [[spoiler: the party was stopped by [[OverprotectiveDad Brian]]]].


* In ''Literature/ThePaleKing'', the [[BloodyHilarious confrontation]] between Fat Marcus the Moneylender and Diablo the Left-Handed Surrealist.
** ''Didn't anybody at your school ever have names like Joe or Bill?''
* In Creator/EdgarAllanPoe 's "William Wilson," the eponymous character is implied to be in an early form of one of these, and spends a lot of time drinking and gambling, and chasing women. (Overlaps with WriteWhatYouKnow -- Poe is known to have incurred large gambling debts while attending the University of Virginia.)


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* The ''Series/HappyDays'' episode "Hard Cover" has Richie, Fonzie, and pals trapped in a girls' dorm after curfew with much hilarity ensuing.
* The Creator/SpikeTV series ''Series/BlueMountainState'' lives on this.
* In an early episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap,'' Sam Beckett finds himself as part of a rowdy fraternity in the body of a popular football player (with two girls in bed when he leaps in).
* An episode of ''Series/TheFallGuy'' has Colt Seavers hiding out in a frat house to escape a hitman, with a fair amount of this ensuing.
* ''Series/{{Greek}}'' deals with this quite often due to the rivalry between the Kappa Taus and Omega Chi (with each house separately embodying a different side of the frat stereotype, the slovenly party boys and the uptight preppies respectively).
* ''Series/ThatsMyBush'' parodies this trope in an episode ("A Poorly Executed Plan") by portraying George W. Bush's well-over-fifty year old friends as immature manchildren still engaging in stereotypical fratboy behavior.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'' has Abed going through a college experience checklist filled with these sort of antics; Troy eventually goes along for the ride.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had one or two storylines that started out as this and ended up with someone dead by the start of the episode.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' had a few of these with supernatural twists. The frat boys were usually worshipping ancient demons that the slayer had to take care of.
* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', it is revealed that Marshall once got roaring drunk and streaked across campus for what he thought was a pledge. Turned out one of his friends, who was either not in a frat or incorrectly assumed he was, was screwing with him.
* The [[RecycledTheSeries TV series version]] of ''Animal House'': ''Series/DeltaHouse''.
* A subdued example is seen in a ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episode where the murderers are in a fraternity together - there ''is'' drinking and weird parties, but not the insane kind typically seen (the party was having formal wear and swimming shorts).
* The insane and ill-advised stunts on shows like ''Series/{{Jackass}}'' can lead to the suspicion that if they didn't start out as inane, humiliating and dangerous fraternity initiations, ''somewhere'' at ''some'' college in the United States, they would ''become'' so.
* ''Series/TheGlades'': In "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves", a pair of pledges are dumped in the swamp in their underwear as part of their hazing. While truding their way out, they stumble on the BodyOfTheWeek.

[[folder: New Media ]]

* ''Website/TheOnion'' parodies it with [[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/fraternity_in_danger_of_losing Fraternity In Danger Of Losing House Launches Hairbrained Scheme To Fix Economy]].
* Several ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' articles (usually about, surprise surprise, college) note that the people who thought college was the kind of party central seen in eighties movies (i.e., Cracked columnists) were ''very'' disappointed.


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* Although there are no fratboys and wackiness is technically treason, the entire reason the Death Leopard society exists in ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' is to perform these hijinx, with [[StuffBlowingUp high explosives]], all the while talking in an excruciatingly TotallyRadical fashion.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has Orcish Frat Boys as enemies. Most of their attacks and adventures are somehow related to this trope, whether fighting by spraying beer at you, hazing you, or stealing your underwear. They are, naturally, associated with [[ElementalRockPaperScissors the element]] of Sleaze.
* The Delta Iota Omicron house in ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarryMagnaCumLaude''.
* The fraternity households in ''[[VideoGame/TheSims2 The Sims 2 University]]'' certainly ''can'' be played this way, depending on the player's inclination, and some of the game mechanics (e.g. toga parties) are obviously meant to invite it.
* ''VideoGame/TheSpellcastingSeries'' has this as part of the plot in the second and third games. The second game centers around the main character having to perform various hijinks as part of his frat initiation, while the third centers around the main character's frat competing against a frat from a rival university over who is king of the beach. The first game references this trope by having every frat on campus throwing a wild party every night.


[[folder:Web Animation]]

* Episode 40 of ''WebAnimation/BonusStage'' is about a fraternity (played by the cast of ''WebAnimation/{{Waterman}}'') moving into the house next door. The initiation ritual involves dragging one's bed outside and peeing in it wearing a dress. Joel apparently mishears and instead pees in ''their'' beds. Then there are the frat party games: "Extreme Spelling Bee", "Bingo Pac-Man", and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick "Throw the Screwdriver at Someone's Face"]].



* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has featured an un-named "college party comedy".
* Exists even in fantasy worlds, as Roy Greenhilt has to learn in the ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' prequel "On the Origin of [=PCs=]".
* ''Webcomic/ShreddedMoose'' attempts to mix this with vulgarity and gets {{Moral Event Horizon}}s.
* At one point in '''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' the Toughs have to get information out of a computer center in a college library. While they're there, some frat boys decide to play a game of 'taunt the human'. Their leader gets the brilliant idea of punching a man who outweighs him roughly 3:1, all of it in muscle, starting a brawl in which the frat boys get clobbered, along with the riot squad they call in.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode where Bender lives out this trope.
** [[MemeticMutation ROOBOT HOOOOUUUUSSE!]]
* Likewise parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', where Homer has to go [[BackToSchool back to college]] and complete his degree, and blindly assumes that college in real life is like college in the movies, going so far as to watch various ''Film/AnimalHouse'' knock-offs as "research". [[WrongGenreSavvy It isn't.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'': Rocko engages in various kinds of these, particularly odd hazing rituals, to the embarrassment of his fratmates.
** The irony is that Rocko is the only one that fills in the fratboy stereotype. His other fratmates don't go for drinking, ogling at girls, or pulling pranks (Well, except for parties).
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''. The guys in the underdog house think they're involved in a prank war with the popular house, but they're being tricked by a house alumni. The guys in the popular house spend their free time doing charity work.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' had them called to a college to deal with the ghosts of a spectacularly unruly fraternity seeking revenge against the college for expelling them. The Ghostbusters eventually tricked them into thinking that they could convince the dean to graduate them if they jumped through a few hoops, the last of which was to pose for a graduation photo on bleachers with traps planted underneath.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' has an episode where the parents have their kids see what the local college is like. It almost seems like the episode is about to go this way until the monster-of-the-week shows up.
** Fred's father, Mayor Fred Jones Sr., is clearly very fond of his college days and urges his son to see his old frat, which is currently full of {{Frat Bro}}s. It gets implied that Mayor Jones went through one of these stages, as he's considered a legend in his frat, there's an unsubstantiated rumor circulating in his frat that [[NoodleIncident he ate a live bear]], and WordOfGod implying that he liked toga parties. A flashback from a later episode suggests that he was just a charismatic [[TheSmartGuy smart guy]] that [[{{Narcissist}} liked the attention]] rather than being a typical dumb FratBro.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode "From Here to Fraternity" has the Chipmunks mistakenly going to a frat house [[ItMakesSenseInContext to deliver a singing telegram]]. HilarityEnsues when the bored frat kids enlist the Chipmunks to pull pranks for them.
* Dean from ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'' lives and breathes this; in one episode, after accidentally shooting his dad in the face, he briefly takes charge of the company, and brings in his frat brothers from [[FunWithAcronyms Alpha Sigma Sigma]] to "help"; as per usual for the show, chaos reigns, until Mr. Larrity and several of the others enter into a "Fight for the Frathouse" and win; Dean was being manipulated by secretary Claire to kill his dad and take control (with the promise of sex); Larrity quickly shoots Dean and things return to normal.