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Pulling someone's pants down.

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Proposed By:
TotalDramaRox97 on Feb 19th 2017 at 9:59:27 AM
Last Edited By:
Maniago on Dec 9th 2017 at 8:34:07 AM
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One of many Practical Joke tropes.

This one involves pulling someone's pants down to expose their underwear.

Can double with Comedic Underwear Exposure, though this usually involves just the pants coming off. Also compare SkirtFlippingPrank and Wedgie.


Examples

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    Anime & Manga 
  • Fairy Tail: In OVA 5, The Exciting Ryuzetsu Land, Mirajane has her top ripped off by Jenny Realight, and in retaliation, Mirajane pulls off Jenny's panties.
  • In Pokmon, Sabrina's father psychically pulls Ash's pants down

    Comic Books 
  • In the autobiographical graphic novel Smile by Raina Telgemeier, Raina breaks up with her group of "friends" when one of them does this to her in the school cafeteria.

    Film-Live Action TV 
  • One deleted scene from Home Alone features Uncle Frank pantsing Kevin.
  • In Cheaper By The Dozen 2 Nigel is pantsed by Kyle after the Bakers' are accused of not having enough discipline.
  • In High School USA!, a pair of girls are determined to get a photo of the butt of the Big Man on Campus Beau Middleton. One attempt involves trying to pull down his pants in the haunted house at the school fair. However, they accidentally pull down the pants of the fat nerd and photo his butt. At the end of the movie. Beau gets pantsed by a robot (It Makes Sense in Context) and the girls get their photo.
  • Early scene of Weird Science sees this happen to Gary and Wyatt.
  • Space Jam shows Sylvester the cat use a fishing rod to completely yank away orange Monstar Pound's athletic shorts during the second half of the Ultimate Game. Pound is apparently Going Commando, as he's shown denuded from the waist down, and resorts to sitting on the court with his jersey pulled down in embarrassment. "Nice butt!" Canon Foreigner Lola Bunny comments.

    Live Action TV 
  • Numerous times on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Once Zack to get him and Cody on a game show. One time Cody pantsed Zack to keep him from stealing.
  • Frasier from Cheers once brought a support group of his to the bar to help with their agoraphobia. They strike up a friendship with Norm, Cliff, and Paul who convince them to pants Frasier. It actually goes a long way towards curing their agoraphobia.
    Frasier: For I am a healer. That is what I do.
    Cliff: And we are pantsers.
    Norm: That is what we do.
    (They chase him out of the bar.)
  • In Drake & Josh Megan pantses Josh after he takes away her game console.
  • The Game Shakers premiere has Hudson get pantsed after Triple G tries to get him down from the hook he's suspended from.
  • iCarly
    • An accidental version occurs when Spencer is stuck in a ventilation shaft and their attempted to get him out only results in them pulling his pants off.
    • In "iHurt Lewbert", Sam pantses Freddie after he tells her he's not wearing a belt.
  • Chuck: In the fifth season, Morgan gets the Intersect downloaded into his head, which starts causing problems in as is begins making him forget things about himself and gives him a real attitude. Chuck compares it to a similar time right after Morgan first was able to grow a mustache and got a similar attitude, until one of the girls in their class pantsed him in front of everyone. Later, as Morgan is showing off for the personnel of the Private Military Contractors he's been hired on with, Chuck winds up pantsing him right in front of them.
  • A frequent occurrence in I'm in the Band
  • Similar to the iCarly example, in one Kenan & Kel episode, Kel accidentally pulls Kenan's pants off while trying to get him out of a fence
  • Hudson is accidentally pantsed in the series premiere of Game Shakers.
  • 7th Heaven: On her first day of high school, Ruthie pulls Martin's pants down and is immediately suspended for it.
  • Frasier from {{series/Cheers}} once brought a support group of his to the bar to help with their Agoraphobia. They strike up a friendship with Norm, Cliff, and Paul who convince them to pants Frasier. It actually goes a long way towards curing their Agoraphobia.
    Frasier: For I am a healer. That is what I do.
    Cliff: And we are pantsers.
    Norm: That is what we do.
    (They chase him out of the bar.)

    Music 
  • Happens in the Self-Deprecation video for Skee Lo's song "I Wish" when a humiliating failure a playing basketball due to his lack of height culminates in him being pantsed by another player - [1]

    Video Games 
  • In Nickelodeon Clickamajigs "Bully the Bully" one of the things you can do is the bully is remove his buckle. It will cause him to turn flushed after being pantsed.

[[folder:Web Animation]]

  • At the beginning of the Shut Up! Cartoons Smosh Babies episode "The Great Big Wheel Race", Ian and Anthony pull Lenny's pants down to make him look stupid in front of Penny. Lenny catches them before they can run away, and asks them if they're trying to kiss his butt.
  • Strong Bad Email: In "senior prom", Strong Bad crashes the prom with a device that will remove everyone's pants. Only after activating it does Strong Bad realize he's the only one wearing pants.

     Web Original 
  • Whateley Universe: In The Road to Whateley (Part 3):
    The Short Goon popped a power leap to head them off before they could get to the alley. He spun around, crouched and started glowing with ominous power. “Onnnneee… Twooo.. Thr-HEY!” the shrimp yipped as Nick picked him up, completely ignoring the scary, scary power buildup and pantsed him, then flung him into a convenient and open dumpster.

    Western Animation 
  • Every camper was on the receiving end in the Camp Lazlo episode "All Campers Pull Pants" What's particularly bizarre is that in most of the episodes of the series, most of the campers don't wear pants (or underwear, for that matter).
  • An accidental version in Jacob Two-Two. Buford falls when climbing a rope and grabs onto Jacob's pants and his weight causes poor Jacob's pants to rip off in front of everyone.
  • In the Xiaolin Showdown premiere Raimundo does this to Omi and Omi does it to Jack. The latter allows him to win the Xiaolin Showdown.
  • In a flashback in the Family Guy episode, "The Tan Aquatic With Steve Zissou", Peter's childhood bully, Randy Fulcher pantses Peter twice, then pulls Peter's pants up when Peter tries to use the urinal.
  • In the Rick and Morty episode "Total Rickall", one of the memories that makes Morty realize Rick isn't a parasite is a memory of him pantsing Morty in front of 2 girls at school.
  • Several characters from Total Drama are on the receiving end of this throughout the series including Gwen, Noah, Duncan, and Harold.
  • One episode of Horrid Henry has the title character pantses 3 boys at school then try to avoid being pantsed in retaliation when his mom makes Henry wear bloomers his aunt sent him.
  • In the crossover between The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Codename: Kids Next Door Billy's dad pantses the Mandy/DCFDTL fusion so their attacks will work.
  • In Season 1 of Kablam, the "Surprising Shorts" segment would always begin with June pantsing Henry revealing his Goofy Print Underwear
  • In "101 Underpants", which is an episode of What's with Andy?, had Andy as revenge for getting laughed at when his pants fell down, plans to pants everyone at school with special belts that fall off at a certain time. When he finds out that Lori is wearing one of the belts, he tries to "save her pants".
  • The Simpsons: In "Bart of Darnkess", Martin Prince's pool bursts open from too many people in it, leaving him standing alone. To add Insult to injury, Nelson pulls down his trunks, leaving him naked.
  • The Loud House:
    • In the episode where Lincoln gets transported to a universe where all his sisters are male, their personalities change dramatically and they bully him. The one whose personality is the same no matter their gender is Lynn. Both Lynn and her male counterpart pants Lincoln.
    • In "Heavy Meddle, Lincoln gets pantsed by a bully (who is later revealed to be Ronnie Anne)
  • In a flashback in the Family Guy episode, "The Tan Aquatic With Steve Zissou", Peter's childhood bully, Randy Fulcher pantses Peter twice, then pulls Peter's pants up when Peter tries to use the urinal.
  • The Simpsons: In the epsiode "Bart of Darnkess", Martin Prince's pool bursts open from too many people in it, leaving him standing alone. To add Insult to injury, Nelson pulls down his trunks, leaving him naked.
  • The Powerpuff Girls: In the episode the Boys are back in Town, the girls do this to Brick. And either he wasn't wearing any underpants, or they pulled them down along with his pants, since the act exposes his bare butt.

Feedback: 34 replies

Feb 19th 2017 at 12:27:39 PM

What's particularly bizarre about the Camp Lazlo example is that in most of the episodes of the series, most of the campers don't wear pants (or underwear, for that matter).

Web Animation

  • At the beginning of the Smosh Babies episode, "The Great Big Wheel Race", Ian and Anthony pull Lenny's pants down to make him look stupid in front of Penny. Lenny catches them before they can run away, and asks them if they're trying to kiss his butt.

Feb 19th 2017 at 11:08:14 PM

Feb 20th 2017 at 5:01:04 AM

How about Pants Pulling Prank as a name? It has nice Added Alliterative Appeal, and it's easier to write in Camel Case than the current name.

Feb 20th 2017 at 5:13:29 AM

Western Animation

Feb 20th 2017 at 6:56:32 AM

  • In the autobiographical graphic novel Smile by Raina Telgemeier, Raina breaks up with her group of "friends" when one of them does this to her in the school cafeteria.

Feb 20th 2017 at 7:15:37 AM

I like that name but I feel it would omit the accidental examples maybe Public Pants Pulling

Feb 20th 2017 at 7:47:31 AM

Live Action Television

  • Frasier from Cheers once brought a support group of his to the bar to help with their Agoraphobia. They strike up a friendship with Norm, Cliff, and Paul who convince them to pants Frasier. It actually goes a long way towards curing their Agoraphobia.
    Frasier: For I am a healer. That is what I do.
    Cliff: And we are pantsers.
    Norm: That is what we do.
    (They chase him out of the bar.)

Feb 21st 2017 at 8:30:05 PM

The Smile example should be under Comic Books, not Literature.

Feb 26th 2017 at 2:32:11 PM

Happens in the Self Deprecation video for Skee Lo's song "I Wish" when a humiliating failure a playing basketball due to his lack of height culminates in him being pantsed by another player - [1]

Feb 26th 2017 at 5:36:40 PM

  • Chuck: In the fifth season, Morgan gets the Intersect downloaded into his head, which starts causing problems in as is begins making him forget things about himself and gives him a real attitude. Chuck compares it to a similar time right after Morgan first was able to grow a mustache and got a similar attitude, until one of the girls in their class pantsed him in front of everyone. Later, as Morgan is showing off for the personnel of the Private Military Contractors he's been hired on with, Chuck winds up pantsing him right in front of them.

Mar 2nd 2017 at 1:09:55 PM

Western Animation

  • In the Adventures Of Sonic The Hedgehog episode, "Attack on Pinball Fortress", Sonic teams up with Sergeant Doberman and Wes Weasely to capture Robotnik's stupidity ray before he can use it on the entire planet. At one point, Sonic forms a zipline, which Sgt. Doberman refuses to let Weasely on. When Weasely jumps onto Sgt. Doberman as he rides the zipline, Weasely accidentally pulls down Sgt. Doberman's pants, revealing boxer shorts with bullets underneath. After blushing in embarrassment, Sgt. Doberman retaliates by stripping Weasely of his pants, revealing green boxers with dollar signs underneath.

Mar 2nd 2017 at 7:05:46 PM

Okay, I've just fixed the formatting in the main section. I don't know why it's gone so long without it.

Mar 3rd 2017 at 2:15:39 AM

Mar 4th 2017 at 12:18:02 AM

In High School USA, a pair of girls are determined to get a photo of the butt of the Big Man On Campus Beau Middleton. One attempt involves trying to pull down his pants in the haunted house at the school fair. However, they accidentally pull down the pants of the fat nerd and photo his butt. At the end of the movie. Beau gets pantsed by a robot (It Makes Sense In Contest) and the girls get their photo.

Apr 3rd 2017 at 2:00:03 PM

Film: Early scene of Weird Science sees this happen to Gary and Wyatt.

Apr 1st 2017 at 3:58:52 PM

Film

  • Space Jam shows Sylvester the cat use a fishing rod to completely yank away orange Monstar Pound's athletic shorts during the second half of the Ultimate Game. Pound is apparently Going Commando, as he's shown denuded from the waist down, and resorts to sitting on the court with his jersey pulled down in embarrassment. "Nice butt!" Canon Foreigner Lola Bunny comments.

Apr 2nd 2017 at 6:43:30 AM

The Simpsons: In "Bart of Darnkess", Martin Prince's pool bursts open from too many people in it, leaving him standing alone. To add Insult to injury, Nelson pulls down his trunks, leaving him naked.

Apr 2nd 2017 at 3:21:24 PM

I swear I restored Skirt Flipping Prank, but where's it now?

Apr 2nd 2017 at 3:24:23 PM

Manga Fairy Tail: In OVA 5, The Exciting Ryuzetsu Land, Mirajane has her top ripped off by Jenny Realight, and in retaliation, Mirajane pulls off Jenny's panties.

Apr 10th 2017 at 4:29:04 PM

Web Original:

Whateley Universe: In The Road to Whateley (Part 3):

The Short Goon popped a power leap to head them off before they could get to the alley. He spun around, crouched and started glowing with ominous power. “Onnnneee… Twooo.. Thr-HEY!” the shrimp yipped as Nick picked him up, completely ignoring the scary, scary power buildup and pantsed him, then flung him into a convenient and open dumpster.

Apr 12th 2017 at 11:38:56 AM

In "101 Underpants", which is an episode of Whats With Andy, had Andy as revenge for getting laughed at when his pants fell down, plans to pants everyone at school with special belts that fall off at a certain time. When he finds out that Lori is wearing one of the belts, he tries to "save her pants".

Apr 17th 2017 at 5:26:22 PM

  • In the episode of The Loud House where Lincoln gets transported to a universe where all his sisters are male, their personalities change dramatically and they bully him. The one whose personality is the same no matter their gender is Lynn. Both Lynn and her male counterpart pants Lincoln.

Apr 17th 2017 at 6:11:06 PM

A trope is "X happens, which means Y". This is just "X happens". Please read People Sit On Chairs and Not A Trope.

(Also, at the time of this post, this draft has only a few short sentences as a description, six hats, and zero bombs. It is a prime example of that system being broken.)

Apr 17th 2017 at 7:44:56 PM

^ if you know what a Practical Joke is, you know what the Y is.

Apr 19th 2017 at 12:18:06 PM

Apr 19th 2017 at 4:19:33 PM

This sounds like a specific type of humiliation tactic, and would reflect a bully versus nerd mechanic. The one doing the pantsing is likely to be a Jerk Jock or Karmic Trickster, while the victim is likely to be The Woobie or the Designated Victim. The prank itself is apt to be part of a Humiliation Conga, or at least to establish a Jerkass alpha antagonizing a sympathetic omega. If not The Hero himself, the omega will often be an associate to the protagonist.

Jun 13th 2017 at 6:10:47 AM

  • Seventh Heaven: On her first day of high school, Ruthie pulls Martin's pants down and is immediately suspended for it.

Aug 18th 2017 at 4:31:52 PM

  • In Nickelodeon Clickamajigs "Bully the Bully" one of the things you can do is the bully is remove his buckle. It will cause him to turn flushed after being pantsed.

Oct 3rd 2017 at 2:30:26 AM

The Powerpuff Girls: In the episode ''the Boys are back in Town, the girls do this to Brick. And either he wasn't wearing any underpants, or they pulled them down along with his pants, since the act exposes his bare butt.

Oct 3rd 2017 at 3:55:23 AM

In Orange is the New Black, two inmates (Leanne and Angie) spend most of an episode pantsing other people.

Nov 16th 2017 at 10:11:50 PM

Well, apparently this all good to go. All we need to do now is come up with a title. So far we've got Pants Pulling Prank and Public Pants Pulling. Personally, I prefer the former, but I'll wait until we come to an agreement on something.

Dec 9th 2017 at 8:34:07 AM

Why not something like "Pantsed" or "Pantsing" ?

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