I first thought this was some geography trope until I clicked on it, which left me baffled why an underwear trope would be named after the capital of England.
I have since been informed that it's basically a nursery rhyme; however you would have to be from a very specific country and age category to catch the reference.
Showing underwear is a very common joke, and due to the nature of the internet, any sexuality-related trope is expected to be popular. But what we have here is 124 wicks, 612 inbounds; so I suggest that the trope isn't doing well, as a result of its obscure name.
...how in god's name have you never heard "I see London, I see France, I someone's underpants!" before?
(I'm not sure if that's actually how the last part of the phrase goes, as I haven't encountered it commonly in years, but w/e).
"Shit, our candidate is a psychopath. Better replace him with Newt Gingrich."
I See Xs Underpants. Because that's the part of the nursery rhyme that actually states the trope.
This kind of thing should be put on bad trope namers: Works that have good trope namers, but choosing another line than the relevant one to the trope.
I'd say either I Can See Your Underpants, or Undie Shot (by analogy with Panty Shot). Though, I'm not sure how well that second one would work since the trope seems to be more about characters in universe seeing someone's underpants, rather than the audience.
Alternative Titles: I See London
12th Feb '12 11:34:18 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.