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1[[quoteright:350:[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}}]]]]²[[caption-width-right:350: [[FridgeLogic How did he]] get a [[BankruptcyBarrel barrel]] in the middle of nowhere?]]²²->'''Scott:''' Give us our clothes back, damn it!\²'''Other Wormers:''' Please?\²'''Tina:''' Nice undies!²-->-- ''Film/NowAndThen''²²''How'' distressing: Having taken a brief moment to unwind, TheHero, his friends, his girlfriend(s) or a combination thereof decide to go SkinnyDipping. And wouldn't ya know it, someone took off with their threads!²²Various NakedPeopleAreFunny antics ensue as they try to get new clothing before their nakedness is exposed to all the world. Usually results in NakedPeopleTrappedOutside.²²Can also be played from the opposite perspective, where the main characters set out to steal other people's clothes in this manner. But in any case, the thievery almost always works.²²Note that in kid-friendly works, the victim will usually be left in a swimsuit or underwear.²²Related to OutdoorBathPeeping and SlipperySwimsuit. Can either be [[NakedPeopleAreFunny used for comedy]] or, [[MostWritersAreMale most often if the character is female]], for some FanService.²----²!!Examples:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Anime & Manga]]²* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', Kagome's clothes are stolen by a monkey while she bathes. Technically she isn't naked (she's wearing a swim suit), but [[FullyClothedNudity still acts as if she is]], going so far as to hide in a bush when confronting the owner of the monkey for her clothes back.²* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Ranma, who is currently stuck as a girl, spies Herb bathing in an onsen. Feeling particularly vindictive (Herb DID humiliate her in battle and locked her as a female), Ranma steals her clothes and taunts her about it. Cue the [[BattleAura ki-bolt]] to the face.²* It is done to Lemnear in the first chapter to the ''LegendOfLemnear'' manga.²* A few filler villains in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' have their clothes stolen by the main cast to use in a scheme to see what was under Kakashi's mask, apparently because the villains never actually publicly showed up at the bath and the main cast assumed someone forgot them. Fortunately for the villains, they had extras.²* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' has this as the whole backstory - Goddess wants revenge because a guy stole her celestial clothes while she wasn't watching. Granted, her rage is understandable since she's stuck on Earth until she gets it back. [[spoiler: The actual truth is an aversion, though ultimately tragic for both the goddess and the guy]].²* Semi-example in ''Anime/MaiHime'', where the students go swimming, and someone steals the girls' underwear. [[spoiler:Actually, monsters did it.]]²* This happens to Goku in a {{filler}} episode of ''Manga/DragonBall''. He chases the thief naked and manages to scare him into dropping Goku's clothes, but the thief escapes with the Dragon Radar.²* A variation happens in ''Anime/MaicchinguMachikoSensei'' in a number of episodes. The title character goes swimming or skinny dipping and gets her suit and/or clothes stolen by her students... sometimes while she is still wearing them.²* In ''Manga/LoveHina'' the girls of Hinata House get their clothes stolen by a group of monkeys while in a hot spring.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²* There's a subversion from ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'', not actually involving swimming. Leetah and Nightfall enjoy an intimate nude dance, and while they're distracted Moonshade steals their clothes - so she can ''replace'' them with new ones and dancers were pleased that she did. In any case, the elves probably wouldn't be very embarrassed by nudity anyway, at least among their friends.²* One [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] cover involves the titular Captain [[BankruptcyBarrel dressed in a rain barrel]] yelling and shaking his fist at a punk who's stolen his outfit. See page image.²** Forget the barrel, aren't his clothes the result of his magic power? What would happen if he switched back to Batson and then back to Marvel?²** In the story he has to buy a suit. Not sure why he had to take off his clothes though. Couldn't he just dry them by flying really fast?²** And why are his clothes waving 'goodbye' on the cover?²* [[ The cover]] of the first comic of Brazilian character [[Comicbook/MonicasGang Bidu/Blu]] (which received [[ a makeover]] for his 50th anniversary).²* Happens to Jonah in issue 9 of the original series of ''ComicBook/JonahHex''. Jonah is forced to chase the thief, and the theft turns out to a plot to lure him across the border into Mexico.²* Happens to Fauna the Jungle Girl in the ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}} Color Special'' when she takes a WaterfallShower and flying creatures steal her uniform. Her attempts to shoot down the creature with her uniform results in her accidentally vaporizing it.²* Roy once did this to Lanolin in [[ this]] ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' comic (rather than clothes, he took her wool fur). To get back at him, she then took his feathers. ²* One ''ComicBook/LePetitSpirou'' [[ short]] has the girls stealing Spirou and Vertignasse's clothes as they are bathing in the river. They are able to escape some time later by stealing Abbott Langelusse's clothes (which they thought belonged to a scarecrow) while ''he'' was swimming elsewhere.²* A ''ComicBook/LittleAnnieFanny'' comic originally published March 1982 had Macho Mitch and Horst the Jock steal Annie and Wanda Homefree's clothes while they were skinny dipping as part of a ploy to get the girls to kiss them naked underwater.²* A story from Brazilian comic book ''O Menino Maluquinho'' starts with the titular crazy boy deciding to swim at a park's fountain. While he's swimming, his clothes are swept away along with the garbage.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Fairy Tales]]²* In ''Literature/PussInBoots'', Puss ''claims'' this is what happens to his master, the "Marquis," when the King passes by. It's technically true--except that Puss stole the clothes, to hide the fact that his master is a commoner. [[BatmanGambit Now the king thinks that he's a nobleman and supplies him with new clothes to fit that station]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film--Animated]]²* In the animated movie ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheNorthWind'', while Peiot takes a bath in a water barrel to cure his sea sickness, his sister Ane (who stowed away on board of the ship) steals his clothes so she sneak into the ships kitchen and get some food unnoticed. She returns them afterwards though.²* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'': During the number "The Trail We Blaze", the heroes go skinny dipping and their clothes are stolen by monkeys.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film--Live Action]]²* ''Film/{{Ecstasy}}'': Eva rides her mare to the lake to go swimming. Eva's mare trots away after hearing a stallion nearby. This is a problem for Eva, as she was swimming naked in the lake, and her clothes were on the horse.²* An early example can be found in ''Film/TarzanAndHisMate'' (1934), where Cheeta steals Jane's costume when she reaches for it after her SkinnyDipping with Tarzan. She gets her dress back after a few moments of chasing.²* ''Film/TheBurmeseHarp'' offers a relatively uncommon non-comic, non-sexual example of this trope. The monk who rescued a wounded Japanese soldier and nursed him back to health takes a bath in a river. The Japanese soldier promptly steals the monk's robes and disguises himself as a monk to avoid capture as a POW.²* The Creator/JohnCleese film ''Literature/RomanceWithADoubleBass'' is based on this trope.²* ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968''. While the astronauts are skinny dipping in a lake, the primitive humans steal their clothes.²* Terry, one of the female camp counselors in ''Film/FridayThe13thPart2'', goes skinny dipping and her clothes are stolen by a male counselor.²* In ''Film/{{The Parent Trap|1998}}'', one of the twins does this to the other.²* The protagonists of ''Film/NowAndThen'' do this as revenge on a group of boys who nailed them with Jello-filled water balloons earlier in the film.²* ''Film/ILoveTrouble'' includes a bit in which Julia Roberts is exiting the lake when a group of boyscouts happen upon her and Nick Nolte. No clothes are stolen, but the only ModestyTowel she can get her hands on happens to be hiding behind Nolte. Still a little miffed from a previous argument the pair had had, Nolte proceeds to walk towards the boyscouts while ignoring Julia's surprised protests. Nick gets her to admit to secretly reading his novel, despite her professed uninterest in his writing, but Julia makes the mistake of mumbling how she'd expected more from the writing. As one might expect, the scene closes with an embarrassed Julia squeeling in alarm as the boyscout's camera's are going off.²* in the 2007 ''Film/StTrinians'' movie, the girls band together to effect this trope on new girl Annabelle Fritton as she showers, filming the resulting [[NakedPeopleAreFunny nekkid antics]] on hidden cameras and broadcasting it on Website/YouTube.²** Additionally, the previous St. Trinian's movie, ''The Wildcats of St. Trinian's'' features the girls tricking a spy in their ranks into stripping down for a swimming race so they can swipe her clothes, ditch her, and send a message to their victim's handlers.²* In ''Film/QueensLogic'', the guys in town for the wedding of one of their number go skinny dipping in a public pool. The clothes are stolen by the women. The guys streak through the parking lot, but fortunately one of the guys' suitcases is in the trunk of the car.²* In ''Film/CarryOnUpTheJungle'' with the delicious Jacki Piper. She goes swimming with the Ape Man and an ape steals her clothes.²* In the 1970 Swedish-German ''Literature/PippiLongstocking'' movie ''Pippi on the Run,'' Pippi, Tommy and Annika go swimming, and some cows come along and ''eat'' Tommy and Annika's clothes, forcing them to dress in old sacks until they can get new ones. Pippi, however, escapes the trope entirely because she [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} always goes swimming fully-clothed.]]²** Reused in the 1988 American ''The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking''.²* In ''Film/FuttocksEnd'', [[DirtyOldMan Hawk the butler]] firstly steals [[MsFanservice Carol's]] swimming costume, so she has to swim naked, and then follows her and steals her clothes while she's in the water.²* In ''Film/ClubParadise'', the natives of the island steal the guests' clothes while they are swimming naked at Devil's Hole. They end up trekking through the jungle to a hotel wearing towels, vines, and fruit.²* At the end of ''Film/CampNowhere'', Betty cons Walter into giving up his swimming trunks out of revenge for his spending the entire movie trying to get her to go skinny dipping.²* In ''Theatre/{{Hair}}'', Claude and Sheila's clothes vanish after a swim in the lake. Cue the taxi screeching to a halt to let her in.²* In ''Film/TheBurning'', Cropsy steals Karen's clothes while she and Eddy are SkinnyDipping. He scatters them in the woods and then kills her while she is collecting them.²* Happens to the male lead in ''Film/BringingUpBaby''. While under the shower, his ManicPixieDreamGirl Susan decides to remove his clothes and sent them to town for cleaning. Without any spare clothing the hero ends up doing an UnplannedCrossdressing.²* The protagonist of ''Film/TolableDavid'' loses his pants when his ''dog'' runs off with them.²* When this happens in ''Film/TheFWord'' courtesy of a pair of friends who left them with a sleeping bag on a remote beach, Wallace attempts to pass it off as a joke, but Chantry points out that it's not only dangerous in that they're wet and stranded on a cold night, but perilously close to sexual assault by forcing them to sleep naked together.²* The eponymous protagonist of ''Film/HardcoreHenry'' resorts to this early in the film to replace his grubby and tattered hospital pyjamas, and beats the crap out of someone who tries to stop him because it's that kind of movie.²* A variation occurs in ''Film/TheManFromKangaroo''. When Muriel comes across her suitor' John's clothes hanging out to dry while he goes swimming, she doesn't steal them, but instead ties them into knots as a prank.²* In ''Film/TheLegendOfJohnnyLingo'', the older Tama threatens to steal Mahana's clothes while she's bathing. She agrees to talk to him, so he leaves the clothes for her to put on, and goes to a different place where they talk.²* ''Film/ShootOutAtMedicineBend'': When the three soldiers take a swim in the river to clean up, bandits steal not only their clothes, but also their horses and all of their gear.²* In ''Texas Across the River'', Phoebe Ann (Rosemary Forsyth) goes skinny dipping and has her clothes stolen by an Indian. Sam Hollis (Dean Martin) dresses her in a horse blanket.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Folklore]]²* This is also the purported origin of the phrase "the naked truth". Truth and Falsehood went swimming. Falsehood put on Truth's clothes. Truth refused to wear the clothes of Falsehood and went naked.²* A common theme in folktales from several continents involves a hero witness a group of cranes, swans, seals, porpoises, or other animals "undress" from their skins and turn into beautiful women bathing in a pond. The hero will steal the skin of one of the women and only agree to give it back should she agree to follow/marry him. Occasionally, the bathers will be women from the start and the hero steals actual clothes rather than skin. ''Ayashi No Ceres'' is based on such a tale from Japan.²* There is a joke about a master thief and his apprentice. As a test of skill the master orders his student to climb a tree and steal some eggs from the nest without disturbing the hen. The guy undresses, and climbs the tree but the hen hears him and takes alarm. The master decides to show top class, undresses, climbs the tree and steals the eggs. When he climbs down, both his student and his clothes are gone.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Jokes]]²* Russian joke: during a UN session regarding the UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict, the Israeli ambassador opens up with a story about the Prophet Abraham going for a swim only to come out and find his clothes stolen by Arabs. One of the Arab ambassadors protests that Arabs weren't around then to take Abraham's clothes. The Israeli ambassador agrees and starts the session with this point in mind.²* Two priests, walking along a road in a hot day, find a lake and decide to stop and bathe in there. Once they come out, they see a stray dog had stolen their cassocks. To make matters worse, they spot a group of elderly ladies coming down the road. Having nowhere to hide, they quickly put on their underpants, but one of them wears it on his head. After the ladies pass by, obviously flustered, one of the priests asks the other why he didn't cover his unmentionables. "I don't know about you", the other replied, "but I figured those ladies would recognize me if they saw my face."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* ''Literature/BenAndMe'': In one of the stories Amos recounts, Ben goes swimming, claiming it's good for the health. Amos, who disdains swimming, stays on the bank. A dog runs away with Ben's hat and Ben, thinking Amos is still inside, runs after it to rescue him. Then a lot of people come by, see Ben's clothes and not the wearer, and assume he drowned, so they run off carrying the "evidence" with them. Eventually Ben comes back, and ultimately has to face everyone wearing only his swimsuit and coonskin hat.²* ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'', novel ''Ship of the Line'': Hornblower and his men go ashore, swim across a lake, and successfully destroy a French coaster. Upon returning, they find an angry woman has thrown all their clothing into the lake they crossed. When Hornblower boards the Sutherland again, he has to receive his salute naked. ²* In ''Literature/TheLuckOfBarryLyndon'', this is how the title character acquires the officer's clothing he uses to try and get out of fighting the war. Two gay officers have gone skinny-dipping and are too busy wrapped up in their own subplot to notice the thievery. We don't find out what happens to them.²* Creator/PatrickMcManus, in one of his books, tells a story involving an over-zealous Boy Scout leader who not only goes skinny dipping, but does so in extremely cold water. Predictably, the disgruntled scouts steal his clothes. He roars back into camp "wearing" only a bit shrubbery arranged around his privates, latches onto to who he thinks are the culprits and drags them away for a dunking. And of course, two of the troop's den mothers have shown up, and witness all of this.²* The ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' novel ''Literature/MyEnemyMyAlly'' by Creator/DianeDuane has Kirk motivate Sulu to do some very ''creative'' combat maneuvers by threatening to tell a certain female lieutenant who swiped her clothing from poolside the month before.²* Literature/{{Discworld}}:²** In the novel ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', Angua leaves her uniform in an alley while she snoops around in werewolf form. When she returns, she finds it's been stolen. Not the last time she's been caught in that position.²** Werewolves take Vimes' clothes while he's in a hot spring in ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant''. Though he still has his underwear on, it is not a nice situation to be in.²* Ivan Bezdomny in ''Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita'' chases Woland across Moscow and when he later shows up in his fellow writers' restaurant in underpants (and wielding an icon... long story), they don't take his story seriously, thinking that witnessing a death unhinged him. When he insists that wasn't a traffic accident and there's a murderer at large, he is restrained and spends the next several days in a madhouse.²* In Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's short story ''The Angel of the Odd'', the titular character goes in a river [[DrivenToSuicide to drown himself]], but a crow steals his underpants, so he gives chase before he can think of killing himself. He just ends up nearly falling to his death anyway.²* One ''Literature/EncyclopediaBrown'' story was Brown solving the case of who stole a boy's clothes, leaving him naked in the woods.²* In the Romanian "Amintiri din copilarie"(Childhood memories) novel,this happens to the main character when he goes swimming instead of doing his chores.²* Creator/RobertEHoward's MountainMan character Breckenridge Elkins gets his clothes stolen, leading to a situation where he gets [[MistakenForSpecialGuest mistaken for a prizefighter]].²* Used dramatically in ''Mr. Pottermack's Oversight'', a Literature/DrThorndyke novel. An escaped convict steals a set of clothes he finds on the beach, leaving his own prison uniform behind, after noticing that they've been there some time and concluding that their owner won't be back for them. The dead body of the clothes' owner is washed ashore some time later, ravaged beyond recognition, and taken to be that of the convict.²* Literature/DonCamillo has his clothes stolen in one of the stories in the first book; it nearly ends badly for him and the culprit (one of Peppone's men), because it's right after UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo and there are unexploded mines in the area. It gets adapted in the fourth live-action movie, in which the thief is a different character and Don Camillo gets a different revenge.²* ''Die Wilden Huhner'' ("Wild Hens") by Cornelia Funke depicts a girl's clique (the eponimus "Hens") and their EscalatingWar with a boy's band, the Pygmies. At some point, the boys steal the girls' clothes while the latter take a shower in their backyard. This is PlayedForLaughs. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live Action TV]]²* A ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' plot involved this having happened to George at one time.²* In the first episode of ''Series/TheSleepOverClub'' TV series, the M and M's clothes are stolen by one of the girls after a swimming lesson. After they apparently take ages to change, the teacher makes the boys come out (after hearing them claim that they can't find their clothes), otherwise they will receive detention. They were forced to come out of the changing rooms using a float to cover their penises.²* ''Series/MrBean'': A kid steals Mr Bean's swimming trunks and he's forced to somehow get back to the changing room without showing any of his private parts. Unfortunately, he fails just as a just as a group of schoolgirls come passing by.²* ''Series/ThreesCompany'': Jack is the victim who gets his clothes stolen. Larry is the culprit.²* An ''Series/EveningShade'' episode had this happen to Burt Reynolds and two other men.²* Happens with the whole gang in the ''Series/That70sShow'' episode "Hyde Moves In".²* In the ''[[Film/TheLittleRascals Our Gang]]'' episode "Fightin' Fools", while the boys are swimming, their clothes aren't stolen, just soaked and then tied in knots by their rivals, rendering them unwearable.²** In another, the kids steal the clothes of a man while he went swimming; the reason being that they believed that he was going to marry their beloved teacher Ms. Crabtree (and this being the 20s, teachers were required to be unmarried), and he would not be able to if he had no clothes. Turns out, [[spoiler:he was actually her brother]]. Cue embarrassment. [[spoiler:Her brother did eventually get clothes... women's clothes]].²* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' has several of them where someone gets their clothes stolen from the shower tent.²** In an early episode, Hawkeye and Trapper make jokes about Radar. He says he can take a joke, then grabs their robes and walks out of the shower tent. On Website/YouTube, the clip is called "You Don't Mess With Radar".²** During an [[EscalatingWar escalating prank war]] between Margaret and Hawkeye and B.J., Margaret steals the boys clothes while they are showering. Hawkeye and B.J. are forced to walk naked through the camp back to their tent, only to find it full of nurses waiting for them.²** In the episode where Winchester is the only person in camp with access to newspapers and won't share them, someone stole his clothes but left one of his newspapers.²** Winchester got it again in a later episode. Due to a drought, Col. Potter declared the camp's water supply to be used only for the wounded, but Charles is somehow remaining relatively clean and shaved through it all. Hawkeye and BJ follow him and find out he had his own personal supply of imported bottled water. They take his last bottle and his clothes.²* The first-season episode of ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' "Deputy Dukes" starts the hijinks with this trope. Their "dates" steal their duds, so Bo and Luke end up trying to chase them in the General Lee ''au natural''. Naturally, they literally run into Sheriff Rosco (and his car), and he promptly arrests them on his usual variety of trumped-up charges. Then, he (very hesitantly) looks inside, sees their lack of attire, and (just as hesitantly) adds, ""²** Then in the season two episode "The Ghost of General Lee", two crooks inadvertently steal Bo and Luke's clothes (as they're skinny-dipping) when they steal the General. Again, this was just the opening scene.²* Happens plenty of times on ''Series/HomeAndAway'', including Ric's clothes stolen by Cassie in 2005 and Matthew's stolen by Ruby in 2008. The latter, which was filmed, ended up going viral.²* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': A girl offers to go skinny-dipping with Bud, and ends up running his underwear up the school's flagpole.²* This is apparently a frequent problem for Chang on ''Series/{{Community}}''.²* In an episode of ''[[Literature/TheGirlsSeries Girls in Love]]'', the girls take revenge on Magda's ex by doing this. They steal his togs while he is in the shower at the pool, and then remove all of his clothes from his locker.²* Brandy does this to Martin in an episode of ''Series/{{Benidorm}}''.²* On an episode of ''Series/TheLoveBoat'', during the opening check-in scene, Dr. Bricker appears wearing only a raincoat and hat. It turns out a girl he met wanted to go skinny dipping. She then took off with his clothes, and he got the raincoat from a fisherman.²* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. One of the PokeThePoodle offenses confessed by Tyron Lannister, when he was actually supposed to be confessing to murder.²-->"When I was ten, I stole a robe from a serving girl, bathing in the river. She was forced to return naked and in tears. If I close my eyes [[DepravedDwarf I can still see her tits bouncing!]]"²* ''Series/FatherBrown'': At the end of "The Penitent Man", a filthy and soaking wet Flambeau comes across a pair of picnickers who are skinny dipping. Flambeau steals the man's clothes, and his car, as he escapes.²* ''Series/TheFosters'': In the SeriesFinale "Where The Heart Is", Stef and Lena go night-time SkinnyDipping at a beachside resort, but a hotel worker [[NakedPeopleTrappedOutside takes their discarded robes for cleaning unawares]]. Naturally HilarityEnsues. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Music]]²* The first two lines of Morrissey's "Everyday Is Like Sunday":²-->''Trudging slowly over wet sand''²-->''Back to the bench where your clothes were stolen''²* The summer camp song "Once I Went in Swimming."²-->''Dove into the water''²-->''Just like Pharaoh's daughter''²-->''Dove into the Nile.''²-->''Someone saw me there''²-->''And stole my underwear''²-->''And left me with a smile.''²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Mythology]]²* In Hindu mythology, Krishna, as a teenager, used to steal the clothes of milkmaids while they were bathing.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]²* Happened in ''ComicStrip/NineChickweedLane''.²* OlderThanTelevision: Happens in an issue of ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo in Slumberland'' from 1908.²* ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'': There are at least two storylines that begin with the Phantom's clothes being stolen while he's swimming in a river. In both cases, the problem is not naked antics, but rather what the person who stole the clothes [[CostumeCopycat does while wearing them]].²* Happens to Wal in ''ComicStrip/FootrotFlats''. Wal goes SkinnyDipping at the beach and Hunk and Spit Murphy come along and steal his clothes. He has to be rescued (after a fashion) by Cousin Cathy.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]²* In 2002, Wrestling/ChrisJericho and Wrestling/{{Christian}} got their gym bags (containing their clothes) stolen by Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys. Jericho and Christian spend most of the night wearing only towels and trying to find something to wear. Later, the Dudleys come out to the ring with the bags and toss their clothes into the crowd. If that wasn't enough, Spike Dudley then ripped their towels off.²* In a real life perspective, [[Wrestling/DragonGate CIMA]] of all people reminds an incident happened when he was training in Mexico, before entering the Toryumon dojo. Supposedly, he was in the showers when someone stole his bag with all his clothes and footwear. He had to walk to his remote apartment wearing only sandals and a towel.²* Wrestling/KurtAngle once emerged from a tanning bed to find his clothes gone. He spent most of the episode running around in a thong and beating up passerby until Wrestling/JimCornette handed him a robe. The thief was eventually revealed to be Wrestling/SamoaJoe, to goad Angle into a match with his titles on the line.²[[/folder]]²²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* The player does this to some Mooks in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' to steal their uniforms.²* In the screensaver adventures of ''JohnnyCastaway'', he bathes near his island, while his clothes hang on a stick, when a seagull steals them. He simply decides not to come out until the scene refreshes.²* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'', if you avoid the lawful part you have to steal a bathing Fury's robe, since wearing it will mask your alignment and allow you to pass the Cherubs guarding the entrance to Eden. If you later on return it (a lengthy detour at this point), she will be thankful that you "found" her "lost" clothes and raise each of your stats by one.²* Possibly in a nod to historical accuracy, this is one of the first things to do in ''Rome: Pathway to Power''. The main character, a slave, needs to disguise himself with a citizen's toga in order to interact with people and buy things, and the only way to get one is by stealing it from some poor guy in the baths.²* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''²** In a sidequest in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' this happens to a miner in Gnisis when a rival steals his pants. He'll reward you if you get them back for him. ²** You can do this to some bathing hunters in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim.'' They'll attack if they catch you, though. ²* In ''VideoGame/TheSims 3: Late Night'', Sims can go skinny dipping and have their clothes stolen by other Sims.²* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' presents a twist: The bather is preparing to be a HumanSacrifice, and Ammy needs the clothes for a plan to save her.²* When you arrive in Medieval times in ''VideoGame/FutureWars'', one of the first things you have to do is wait for a skinnydipper to come by and take his clothes so you can blend in.²* The mission to unlock Gorilla Girl in ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel's Avengers]]'' has you retrieving her clothes after somebody decided to hide them as a joke. Being an E-rated game, we don't get to see any nudity as she remains in her gorilla form the whole time ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation which, oddly enough, is wearing clothes]]).²* [[VideoGame/{{Shantae}} Shantae's]] CharacterBlog at one point chronicled the events of Shantae trying to cover herself after somebody stole her clothes while she was swimming. It turned out that Bolo buried Shantae's clothes because he saw them lying on the ground and thought she had melted.²* In ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople: Homestar Ruiner'', part of the solution to a puzzle involves having Strong Bad steal Homestar's clothes while he's in the shower, forcing Homestar to run home naked.²* In the text adventure ''Shadows of Mordor'', when Frodo and Sam are looking for Orc clothes [[DressingAsTheEnemy with which to disguise themselves]], one possibility is to steal the clothes left by some Orcs who have gone swimming. It doesn't work, though.²* In ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'', when you visit the Empire of Hands, the Monkey Foundling will generally turn up and steal all your clothes when you take a dip, ultimately leaving you with one sock. Because NakedPeopleAreFunny, when you return to your crew equipped with said sock, your [[SanityMeter Terror]] will actually drop several points.²* In ''VideoGame/HeistTheCrimeOfTheCentury'' the ClassyCatBurglar protagonist "borrows" a cruise ship waiter's uniform while the owner's busy frolicking with a woman in a swimming pool.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Webcomics]]²* In the first [[ShowerScene gratuitous shower scene]] of ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', a raccoon swipes Florence's towel while she's washing ([[ 205]]).²* In ''Webcomic/{{Alice|Webcomic}}'', the title character and her friends Dot and Joanne go skinny-dipping, putting all their clothes in a plastic bag, which a dog then carries off in its mouth. They share a large cardboard box in order to get to their respective homes. Dot and Joanne, but not Alice, make it indoors undetected.²* In a ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' flashback, teenage Lynda takes two friends skinny-dipping in order to teach them to celebrate their bodies, free of the "[[StrawFeminist repressive male patriarchy]]." Her lesson backfires when Rob and Henry steal their clothes, whereupon one friend fears she'll "turn lesbo" after spending too much time naked with girls, while the other is turned on by the possibility that Rob was checking out her breasts.²* In ''Webcomic/SerpamiaFlare'', Cain has his clothes stolen by monkeys while he's bathing in a hot spring. He eventually gets them back, but not before chasing them while naked and having his party members sympathetic to him, which understandably annoys Cain.²* Gabby once tried holding Charby's clothes hostage to talk to him by sitting on them while he was swimming in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate''. His attempt to scare her away was a bit [[BringMyBrownPants too successful]] and he ended up burning his clothes rather than put them back on.²* Happened to Kea when she [[ was a child]] in ''Webcomic/DevilsCake''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* This happened to Jack in a bizarre episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', appropriately named "Jack is Naked". HilarityEnsues as he keeps finding new ridiculous costumes to wear, but loses those as well.²* In the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' episode "Beat the Clock to Yellow Rock", a group of bear cubs steal the Ant Hill Mob's clothes while they're swimming in their underwear.²* In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', this happened to Hamton when he went skinny dipping in Montana Max's pool in "A Bacon Strip".²* An old "We'll be back" bumper for ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' involves the Kanker Sisters stealing the Eds' clothes while they swim, and they end up using the Creator/CartoonNetwork logo to hide their shame.²-->'''Announcer:''' Those Kanker girls have got a real mean streak in them. And speaking of streak, it's a long run home from that pond, boys! The Eds will be right back.²* The ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' short "Nudist Camp" had this happen when Lazlo took Lumpus' uniform while he was bathing in the lake.²* This also happened in the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' episode "Friar Tum", to a trio of monks that were taking a little swim in a nearby lake. The troll trio that the Gummis had outsmarted several times in the past were the ones who stole the monks' robes to disguise themselves.²* Likewise, ''The ComicStrip/LittleLulu Show'' episode, "Five Little Babies", had the boys get their clothes stolen by Lulu and Annie while they were swimming, as revenge for a prank that they played on Lulu earlier.²** When the girls went to an island in the middle of a lake, the boys (minus the one left in charge of guarding their clothes) swam there to play another prank. Unfortunately, the boy guarding the clothes found a row boat and decided to go there to give them the clothes. He got caught by the girls, who used the clothes as leverage.²* The ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' episode, "Laked Nake". Sanjay's swim suit gets stolen while he's in the lake. ²* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'': In episode "P.E.", Chicken, Flem and Earl became Junior High students. While they were having a shower after P.E. classes, some bullies stole their clothes. To compound the problem, the only place in school where gym towels were offered was the ''cafeteria''.²* ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'' is a victim to this in one episode thanks to Snidely Whiplash. He's not able to get his clothes back for some time so he's only able to walk around once his beard has grown to cover his whole body.²* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "Surely You Joust", Peter, Egon, Winston, and Ray steal armor from some skinny dipping ghost knights to use as disguises.²* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode, "[[Recap/TheLoudHouseS3E11PastureBedtimeShopGirl Pasture Bedtime]]", when Lincoln, Clyde, Rusty, and Zach go to Girl Jordan's party, Lincoln and Clyde choose to swim in the pool, but because they didn't bring any bathing suits, they strip down to their underwear. Their clothes later get stolen and eventually torn to pieces by a dog.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Real Life]]²* There is a popular (and likely apocryphal) story that America's first female reporter, Anne Royall, came across UsefulNotes/JohnQuincyAdams while he was skinny-dipping in the Potomac River and sat on his clothes until he agreed to an interview.²** There was another story in which said president had his clothes stolen while he was skinny-dipping and he had to ask a passerby to run to the White House and bring him back another outfit.²** Note that nobody disputes that Adams skinny-dipped in the Potomac; this is well known to have been part of his routine. What's in dispute is the clothes being stolen part.²* Thieves were a big problem at the Roman baths for exactly this reason. [[ValuesDissonance Not because the Romans were as paranoid about nudity as we are,]] but because clothes were a ''lot more expensive'' back then. At least many baths offered to sell cheap robes (at ridiculously inflated prices) to bathers whose clothes were stolen. (And perhaps not surprisingly, many of those baths also had thieves on their payroll....)²* Before UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington was ever a president, a revolutionary, or even a lieutenant in the French and Indian War, there is a record of a court proceeding against a girl who stole his clothing (or at least his belongings) while he was swimming on a trip.²* There is a story in ''America's Dumbest Criminals'' of a businesswoman who, after a long summer drive, decided to skinny-dip in a river to cool off. While swimming some men arrived at the river and blocked the route to her clothes. Too embarrassed to head for said clothes, she jumped in her car, sped home, and was pulled over by an officer who was shortly quite embarrassed himself.²* In World War 2, an officer of the 509th Composite Group on Tinian Island (the group who flew the atomic bombing missions) and his nurse girlfriend went skinny dipping and found their clothes stolen when they got out, forcing them to walk a mile back to the main base, in the nude. It was assumed that a mischievous Japanese soldier had stolen the clothes, but in his 2012 memoir ''My True Course'', Theodore Van Kirk of the ''Enola Gay'' revealed that he had been the one who stole them.²* A 1922 news article: [[ FARMER ENDS 'BATH' PARTY AT MIDNIGHT: Likes Nature, But Prefers to Sleep; Clothing of 40 is Confiscated]].²* [[ This happened]] to the Alternative for Germany ([=AfD=]) co-leader Alexander Gauland while he was bathing in a lake.²[[/folder]]²----


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