Boxers with red/pink hearts
- In an episode of the Super Mario Bros. cartoon, a Koopa Troopa is knocked out of his shell and has on a pair of yellow boxers with red hearts underneath.
- In "Underworld Connections" of The Legend of Zelda episodes, when Link hangs upside down, his nightshirt falls over his head to reveal heart-printed boxer shorts.
- These show up at least twice in Jackie Chan Adventures, first in a dream sequence, then when Chan loses his pants due to a bad luck curse and not wearing a belt in a Season 2 St. Patrick's Day episode.
- Two examples from TaleSpin: A security guard stripped of his uniform (Baloo and friends swiped it for a disguise) in the "Baloo Thunder" episode, and an undressed partygoer in the "My Fair Baloo" episode, which involved the entire cast disrobing to construct a hot-air balloon from their clothing to fly them out of the jungle in which their plane crashed.
- In one of the Disney Adventures comics, they're in a Fantasy Counterpart Culture to Japan and Baloo is forced to participate in a sumo wrestling match - wearing the requisite huge white breechcloth. He's grateful no one he knows is in the crowd, because otherwise "I'd be hearing diaper jokes until the end of time!"
- In The Mask episode Magic, Lieutenant Kellaway is deprived of his outerwear by the Mask, revealing heart-printed boxers. In a unique form of extra humiliation, the Mask shortly thereafter pulls the boxers over Kellaway's head.
- Seems to be the preferred undergarment of Disney's Goofy in his more recent appearances.
- In his oldest appearances, Goofy seemed to prefer red long underwear, as this was the norm for underwear gags in cartoons at the time. Later he wore these same long johns as his alter ego Super Goof.
- His son Max wears white briefs as a teenager.
- Pete's son, PJ also wears white briefs as a teenager and later as a young adult in college.
- Various characters in Animaniacs.
- In Aladdin: The Series, to convince Aladdin that they are in a dream, Iago asks him why he isn't wearing pants, revealing heart-print underpants.
- In the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon episode "Attack of Big Macc", the title robot causes a security guard's pants to fall down and reveal these boxers. As they're retreating, Raphael hangs a lampshade on this by responding to Macc's statement that he detests violence by saying "I kinda feel the same way about underwear with hearts on 'em!"
- In another episode, Rocksteady is wearing identical boxers when Leonardo cuts through his belt.
- Lucky Piquel from Bonkers often has his clothes torn off, often with boxers with hearts on them underneath.
- Pete from Goof Troop has had them several times.
- They're pink hearts, not red, but they appear on a cop and off of Gandhi in Clone High.
- Kim Possible: In the Grand Finale "Graduation," when Shego steals Dr. Possible's spacesuit to accompany Ron on the space shuttle to rescue Kim and Drakken, she leaves him in a pair of black boxers with pink hearts. He is not amused:Dr. Possible: (banging on shuttle portal, yelling)
Shego: Is he always this excitable?
Ron: Yeah, he doesn't have the same "missing trouser" experience as I do.
- Lucius on Jimmy Two-Shoes, in an Embarrassing Old Photo.
- The Spectacular Spider-Man: "Okay, the thermals with the hearts were half-price and in no way reflect my very high macho quotient!"
- Binky the Clown in Garfield and Friends had heart-print boxers revealed during a song sequence on the show.
- A pair of these showed up in the KKK's game of "Who's Got the Silliest Thing On Under Their Robe" in the South Park episode "Chef Goes Nanners".
- In the Wander over Yonder episode "The Troll", two Baaaaa-hallans knitting a tapestry from their own wool are wearing these.
- Sly Rax at the end of the M.A.S.K. episode "Panda Power", when the pandas swipe away at him, ripping the back of his pants and exposing his heart print underwear.
- Capture the Flag: Marty is revealed to be wearing these when an alligator pulls down his pants.
- In the French series Zig & Sharko, Zig the hyena appears to wear these underneath his fur, and Sharko the shark seems to wear them underneath his...shark skin.
- Groove Squad: Zeke and later Dr. Nightingale are shown to have underwear with heart prints.
- Biker Mice from Mars: The episode "A Mouse and His Motorcycle" of the 1996 series involves a toxic goo and dust that neutralizes it. At the end of the episode, Greasepit falls in a puddle of the goo and then gets sprinkled with the dust, causing his overalls to disappear as well and leaving him in heart-print boxers.
- Kappa Mikey: In "Night of the Werepuff", Gonard is shown to be wearing boxers with hamburgers on them.
- In the "Steerminator" episode of Darkwing Duck, Steelbeak the villainous rooster had his clothes burned off by recently Back from the Dead Big Bad Taurus Bulba to reveal a pair of boxers with chicken drumsticks on them.
- In "Xiaolin Showdown", Jack Spicer has lost his pants on multiple occasions, revealing pink boxers with smiley faces and blue boxers with skulls.
- In The Raccoons special "The Raccoons and the Lost Star", Cyril's troopers can be seen wearing boxer shorts with Cyril's face printed on them. You see them thrice, once as the guard loses his pants after the Raccoons accidentally took his belt, and twice after the guard is Mugged for Disguise. Either he's one very unlucky guard, or Cyril's entire army has his face printed on their underwear.
- A Running Gag on The Critic involved Jay Sherman losing his pants to reveal a pair of underwear with a (usually embarrassing) movie title printed on the rear (such as Back Draft and My Own Private Idaho). This is a subset of a Running Gag established in the pilot: he never buys clothes because studios always send him free items as payment for his movie reviews.
- A Running Gag on KaBlam! was the introduction of the "surprising shorts," animated shorts that were not part of any of the show's recurring series. Whenever Henry announced the shorts, June would promptly run over and pull down his pants, revealing embarrassing boxer shorts before announcing "Surprising!"
- In Danny Phantom, being an unfortunate teen whose powers are triggered by his emotions, his pants phase down, revealing boxers with red polka-dots.
- At another time, Danny's English teacher, Mr. Lancer, was revealed to be wearing pink boxers with little Shakespeare heads on them twice.
- Blanka/Charlie in the USA Street Fighter cartoon is shown wearing lightning-bolt underpants after returning to human form, likely a visual pun on his electricity attack in the original games.
- In an episode of Denver the Last Dinosaur, it is revealed that Corrupt Corporate Executive Morton Fizzback wears dollar-motif underpants.
- During the Transformation Sequence in Filmation's Ghostbusters, Jake and Eddie are seen to be wearing boxers decorated with the FGB logo (a worried-looking ghost face against a circular black background).
- All over the place in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: in fact, Robotnik's robot wife tells him, after breaking up with him, "And I'm gonna tell everybody you wear polka-dotted underwear!"
- Tails even lampshades this when he questions the mayor's taste in boxers.
- Ron Stoppable regularly loses his pants (and sometimes shirt) as a Running Gag for the series and his boxers are almost always either polka dots over a solid color or striped.
- Drakken and Shego find a load of Professor Dementor's stuff in the timeshare lair, including boxers with a skull motif.
- In "Showdown at the Crooked D", Kim's uncle Slim, via remote control, makes his robot horse's magnetic hooves pull off Drakken's pants and belt, revealing yellow boxers with small red dots.
- In Phineas and Ferb one fight sequence between the nefarious Dr. Doofenshmirtz and his nemesis Perry the Platypus resulted in the loss of his pants, exposing boxers with Perry's face printed on them, another jab at their Foe Romance Subtext-type relationship.
- In "Monsters from the Id", Doofenshmirtz creates an "Underwear-Inator" to put ratty, embarrassing underwear on anyone shot by it. It usually does briefs, but it does give Norm the Giant Robot Man a pair of white boxer shorts with red polka dots.
- Perry the Platypus has lost his fur on a couple of occasions, revealing both polka-dot and heart-print boxers.
- In the Looney Tunes short "The Rabbit of Seville" while dressed as a woman and performing a dance with scissors he cuts off Elmer Fudd's overall straps revealing that he is wearing red boxers with white flowers on them.
- In another cartoon, Foghorn Leghorn the rooster has polka dotted boxers under his feathers. ("Fortunately, I always keep my feathers numbered for just such an emergency.")
- In the 1944 short Buckaroo Bugs, Bugs Bunny removes cowboy Red Hot Ryder's pants a few times, usually exposing frilly polka-dot boxers. On one occasion, the underwear is inexplicably replaced with a diaper.
- The Green Goblin in Spider-Man Unlimited loses his pants to a Blob Monster, revealing appropriately Halloween-themed underpants.
- The Replacements:
- "Master Pho" had these revealed twice from a ninja trick that removes the belt from your pants and reveals your underpants. First to Todd (revealing his light yellow boxers with purple polka dots) when his replacement, the titular Ninja Master Pho, teaches it to him; and second later on to Todd's school bully Donny Rottweiler after he gets what's coming to him via the trick, revealing his boxers with unicorns, rainbows, stars and planets printed on them. This is apparently merchandise from a movie Riley and Dick saw earlier in the episode.Riley: Aww, those boxers are so cute!
Dick: I want a pair!
- And speaking of Dick, he gets his fair share in "Skate-Gate", wearing boxers with the American flag printed on them while lounging and moping in the living room watching an old broadcast showcasing him in his daredevil prime.
- And a third time in "Abra-K-Dabra", where after he won his school's talent show for his magic act, Todd bests his rival Buzz by stuffing him in his (Todd's) magic box and performs a disappearing trick, revealing not only Buzz's shorts are gone, but also his pink boxers with bunny faces prints all over, to his humiliation.
- "Master Pho" had these revealed twice from a ninja trick that removes the belt from your pants and reveals your underpants. First to Todd (revealing his light yellow boxers with purple polka dots) when his replacement, the titular Ninja Master Pho, teaches it to him; and second later on to Todd's school bully Donny Rottweiler after he gets what's coming to him via the trick, revealing his boxers with unicorns, rainbows, stars and planets printed on them. This is apparently merchandise from a movie Riley and Dick saw earlier in the episode.
- Camp Lazlo episode "Campers All Pull Pants" is about Edward attempting to pants everyone in Camp Kidney. Guess what just about every camper is wearing?
- The cartoon version of Space Ace:
- In "Perilous Partners", Borf is shown wearing red boxers with yellow polka dots on them.
- Also happens to Dexter in Spoiled Sports in which in one scene, Dexter's pants are pulled down by the pole to reveal white boxers with red polka dots on them.
- In the Recess episode "Mikey's Pants", we end up seeing T.J.'s boxers, which are red with blue polka-dots (in another episode, they were only light blue).
- In one episode of The Smurfs, Clumsy's pants fall down, revealing a pair of black-and-yellowed striped boxers.
- Mr. Bogus:
- In "Waterboy Bogus", Mole is shown to be wearing a pair of white boxers with pink polka dots on them underneath the mermaid costume that he wore, despite the fact that he doesn't normally wear such undergarments.
- Bogus is revealed to be wearing a pair of pink boxer shorts with white polka dots on them when Brattus pulls down his pants in the first act of the episode "Battle Action Bogus".
- Bogus is also briefly shown to be wearing a pair of lavender boxers with white polka dots in the episode "The Bogus Invasion".
- Tubby is shown to be wearing a pair of white boxers with red polka dots on them in The Little Lulu Show episode "Bowlfinger", after Iggy pulls off his pants by accident.
- Code Lyoko: Jeremie Belpois is revealed to wear Kangaroo Boxer shorts.
- Punky Brewster: In "The Quartersize Quarterback," Allen bumbles as he attempts to catch a football pass. His belt snaps and his trousers drop, revealing polka dot boxers.
- The Looney Tunes Show: In "SuperRabbit", SuperRabbit (Bugs) rips a suit of powered armor off Wex Wuthor (Elmer Fudd) to reveal that Wex is wearing boxers with the Superman symbol on them.
- Wander over Yonder's Lord Hater wears red eyeball-print boxers under his cloak.
- In the Soviet (and later Russian) cartoon series Nu, Pogodi!, the wolf is often seen wearing pink flower-print boxers. (He also uses them as swim trunks.)
- In the Steven Universe episode "Log Date 7-15-2", Garnet catches Peridot trying on an old pair of alien-print boxer shorts the latter found in a trunk.
- In The Dreamstone, whenever Urpgor suffers a Comedic Underwear Exposure, he can be seen wearing white boxers printed with images of his face.
- In Biker Mice from Mars, the main villain Lawrence Limburger was sometimes shown to wear red boxers with hunks of Swiss cheese printed on them.
- In The Mask episode The Goofalotatots, The Mask has his belt stolen by the cartoon trio. When his pants fall, he is shown wearing blue boxers with bomb images on them. The Goofalotatots light the fuses of the bombs to create a small explosion. The Mask is unharmed, apart from sporting a bit of black soot and boxers that are now just plain blue.
- Since The Mask often gives atomic wedgies to his enemies, various goofy print boxers have ended up over their wearers' heads, along with more traditional tighty-whiteys and plain boxers. Highlights include Sly Eastenegger's skull-print underwear, Doyle's occasional polka-dot pairs, and a Pig Doctor's red hearts on a black background.
- In Wakfu when the three males of the show end up in their underwear trying to cover up a magical surveillance system we see that Yugo wears white boxers with little Tofu birds on them.
- In the third season of the show, we see that he still wears the same underwear despite being 19+ years at this point (though he still looks like a prepubescent kid).
- In Bojack Horseman, BoJack himself appears to wear sky blue boxers printed with apples in several episodes. His pajama pants also are printed with apples.
- Likewise, in episode 3 of season 3, Mr. Peanutbutter is shown wearing red boxers printed with hot dogs.
- On The Fairly OddParents, Vicky snaps a picture of Timmy riding a roller coaster in his house. But when she tries to show it to Mr. and Mrs. Turner, Cosmo and Wanda change it to a picture of Mr. Turner in four leaf clover boxers.
- One episode of Martha Speaks has T.D's shorts fall down, revealing he wears purple, white polka-dotted boxers.
- Catscratch: Tad Chumpy-Chump's Pinky Bear boxers in "Go, Gomez, Go!"
- An episode of Curious George has The Man with the Yellow Hat's pants get ripped off, revealing he wears light yellow boxers with black polka dots. Oddly enough, the pattern happens to match his tie.
- The Deep: In "Fossil", Ant is forced to abandon his wetsuit: revealing that his wearing boxer shorts with little fish (which look like Jeffrey) on them, much to Fontaine's amusement.
Other men's underwear
- Generator Rex reveals that Rex wears goofy print briefs, with motorcycles on 'em. They made the evening news because they helped save Beijing from giant insect EVOs.
- As revealed at the end of ''Tokyo Mater'', unpainted metal is actually considered to be the automobile equivalent of underwear.
- In one episode of Producing Parker, Simon dances in a pair of space themed underwear.
- In an episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy when the Kankers are tearing apart Eddy's room, Marie pulls out a pair of leopard-skin briefs. Eddy usually wears polka dot boxers.Marie: Hey are these real leopard-skin undies? (Cartoonish stretching sounds)
Edd: That's quite a statement, Eddy. (Ed chuckles)
Eddy: (pulling at his shirt collar with steam coming from it) They're my brother's. What?
Marie: Says "Eddy" on the tag.
- Jimmy wears briefs that have either rainbows or teddy bears on them. This fits his overly cute personality.
- An example of incredibly bad taste in the "Revolution" episode of Teen Titans: at the end of the episode, Mad Mod frees himself from Robin's grasp by wriggling out of his pants, revealing briefs with the Union Jack printed on them.
- In one episode of The Simpsons, Millhouse rips the back of his pants to reveal him wearing briefs with the Teletubbies on them.
- Codename: Kids Next Door
- In "Operation: B.U.T.T.", it's revealed that Numbuh One wears Rainbow Monkey underwear.
- In "Operation: B.R.I.E.F.S.", when Numbuh One is attacked by Mr. White, a living pair of underwear:Numbuh One: THIS UNDERWEAR IS KILLING ME!
Numbuh Two: Oh, I know what you mean, mine bunches up all the time, especially the ones with the little rockets on them.
- Biker Mice from Mars: In the episode "Stone Broke", Karbunkle's giant vacuum pulls down Greasepit's overalls, exposing his pink teddy bear-print briefs.
- Middlemost Post: Angus has pink polka dot underwear.
Childish women's underwear
- On Total Drama, Heather fixes Gwen's pants during a mountain climbing challenge so she could rip them off when she was halfway up the cliff and reveal the Perky Goth purple skull panties to the world.
- In the The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy/Codename: Kids Next Door crossover, The Grim Adventures of the Kids Next Door, Billys father takes his magic pants back from the Mandy Reaper. It turns out the Eldritch Abomination was wearing pink underwear with little yellow flowers on them. This is similar to the dress Mandy usually wears.
- In The Replacements episode "Best Friends For-Never" we see a flashback to when Riley and Tasumi first met. The Japanese girl was hiding in the closet because she split her armor. Underneath it she was wearing aquamarine panties with pinks hearts on them. Riley fixes it with duct tape.
- In the Ed, Edd n Eddy episode Boom Boom Out Goes The Ed Nazz spends the entire episode wearing frilly purple panties with pink hearts on them. At least it was more dignified than what Jimmy was wearing.
- The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan: In "The White Elephant," Suzie is shown wearing pink frilly panties with flowers on them as she, Tom, Anne, and Alan fall through a trap door and her skirt billows up.
- Nelson Muntz is forced to wear his mother's frilly pink panties in one episode of The Simpsons. (The Muntzes are so poor that they have only one pair of underpants between them.)