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Playing With: Plumber's Crack
Basic Trope: A plumber or other manual laborer has his (or more rarely her) buttcrack exposed while working.
  • Straight: Bob is working under the sink, all hunched over, exposing part of his buttcrack.
  • Exaggerated: Bob's pants fall off completely.
  • Downplayed: Bob's lower back is exposed, although the crack stays under wraps.
  • Justified: Bob's pants ride kind of low to begin with, and he gets all hunched over while working.
  • Inverted: Rather than being able to see down Bob's pants, one can see down his shirt.
  • Subverted:
    • Bob has suspenders on his pants.
    • Bob's buttcrack is visible, but he isn't a plumber.
    • Bob's Goofy Print Underwear is exposed.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Bob's crack is still visible.
    • His job does involve manual labor, though.
    • He's wearing a thong!
  • Parodied:
    • Bob bends over to tie his shoe, and Alice instantly knows he's a plumber without him telling her.
    • Bob hires an assistant just to pull up his pants.
    • Bob is wearing a lacy pink thong under his grungy work clothes.
    • Students at a plumbing school are graded on their plumber's crack
  • Zig Zagged: Sometimes Bob's butt-crack is visible, sometimes it's not.
  • Averted:
  • Enforced: Rule of Funny, Small Reference Pools, Truth in Television
  • Lampshaded: "Nice pants. Are you a plumber?"
  • Invoked: See "Justified"
  • Exploited: Alice hires Bob just so she can see his crack.
  • Defied: Bob wears suspenders, overalls, a long shirt, or simply higher pants.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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