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"Sorry about before. One of the perks of living alone is that I get to just walk around naked."
Mindy St. Claire, The Good Place

So, your family/roommates have gone out for the evening, leaving you home alone. What do you do? Strip and spend the next few hours walking around naked, perhaps because you hate being dressed, or just because there's nothing stopping you, or some other reason. Make sure to close the curtains, though.

Notably, the camera is almost always angled so that the audience doesn't actually see any real nudity, or some other visual censor will be used. In more G-rated works, this may be reduced down to the character just stripping down to their underwear.

Almost always a Comedy Trope. May be a Guilty Pleasure. See Sleeps in the Nude, Naked People Are Funny, Shameless Fanservice Girl and What You Are in the Dark. May lead to Birthday Suit Surprise Party, Open the Door and See All the People, Please Put Some Clothes On, or Naked People Trapped Outside.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online?: Ako Tamaki spends almost all of her time inside playing video games. Whenever she is inside, she is either in her underwear or naked.
  • Ayakashi Triangle:
    • Even after getting turned into a girl, Matsuri is often shown lounging around with a bra but no shirt, even in front of his grandfather. After Rochka and Une moved in, he's eventually shown casually undressed even in front of them.
    • After a long day of blacksmith work, Reo enjoys hanging around her room in an oversized T-shirt with no underwear, sometimes lifting it up to let a fan blow over her bare crotch. And this is when both of her parents are home.
  • Beastars has Sagwan, a spotted seal that strips naked in front of Legoshi when they enter the former's apartment. Sagwan states that the sea creatures of their world never wear clothes and find them rather uncomfortable (possibly because their anatomy makes them difficult to wear pants). At first, Legoshi was distraught at his neighbors' sudden nudity, but eventually got used to it. The epilogue of the chapter even had Legoshi joining along and seemed to enjoy it, until one of their neighbors came in and caught the two in the act.
  • In B Gata H Kei, Kosuda argues quite regularly with his sister about her tendency to casual nudity at home. She's not so shameless that she'd walk outside in the nude or even around the house if there are guests over, but if it's just her high-school-age baby brother, who cares? (Aside from said brother, and anyone walking outside while he yells at her.)
  • Brynhildr in the Darkness: In Chapter 106, Mina Tachibana is seen in a hotel room naked while on a laptop and talking to Nei on the phone. Nei spots her in the window and berates her, saying anyone could see her and she could catch a cold.
  • Nagi of A Couple of Cuckoos enjoys the feeling of freedom that comes with being naked and has always fantasized about doing some mundane activity or chore in the buff, but isn't that comfortable with being seen by others while doing so. Thus, a Running Gag is that he always strips naked whenever he believes he has the house all to himself and, in turn, always ends up being walked in on by one of the girls in his harem.
  • Lucy from Cyberpunk: Edgerunners prefers to remain in the nude seemingly when she is within the comfort of her own home. This is sensible, given her role as a netrunner requires her to bathe in ice to prevent damage from overheating while working. She also favors intensive netrunning in the nude instead of wearing a cooling suit, heavily implied to be because of her Dark and Troubled Past of being an Arasaka Child Soldier netrunner who wore one 24/7.
  • The Art Club's President in Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro is shown practicing kendo in the nude at home.
  • Satoshi Isshiki of Food Wars!. It's more common to see him walk around in Fundoshi when he tends the garden, or Naked Apron while he's cooking, and a scene of him waking up in his bedroom reveals that he Sleeps in the Nude. The other students who live in the Polaris Dormitory remark that it's hard to recognize him outside their dorm because he wears clothes.
  • Among the Little Bit Beastly people of Seton Academy: Join the Pack! is Student Council President Miki Hadano, a naked mole rat, emphasis on naked. As a naked mole rat, she and her kind regard wearing clothes as disgusting to the point that she sees the clothing others wear in Pixellation. She and her fellow mole rats will wear clothing if they need to venture up to the surface, but are otherwise much happier underground in their burrows stripped down to their underwear. In one chapter, Miki is forced to dorm with others temporarily and tries to introduce nudism to her temporary roommates.
  • Mio of Waiting in the Summer is a nudist at home due to being raised by nudist parents. Scenes of her at home, such as while talking to friends on the phone, show her walking around in the buff. This causes no small amount of angst as a combination of this and being sluggish in the mornings causes her to habitually forget to put on underwear for school and leaves her in fear that her love interest will be disgusted with her when he finds out. Fortunately for her, he isn't, and even tries to offer advice for her Going Commando problems.
  • World's End Harem: Chloe Mansfield is always naked when she is alone in her room.
  • Yuuutsu-kun to Succubus-san: Being a succubus, Sakuma typically wears as little clothing as she can get away with. When at home, she wears a pair of underwear and small pasties over her breasts. However, Sakuma dresses much more modestly when she leaves the house to go to work or tend to an errand.

    Comic Books 
  • DC's resident Mr. Fanservice Dick Grayson, also known as Nightwing, has been shown to hang around in his apartment in the nude or with just his briefs on. He does not indulge in at home nudity when he's living at Wayne Manor or has any of his brothers staying with him, but will happily answer the door in nothing but undies or a towel.
  • Starfire had a difficult time learning Earth's concepts of modesty, as apparently her race finds clothing outside of protection to be pointless. She has since learned about modesty enough to not cause awkward moments, but she still doesn't fully understand it and tends to go naked when the opportunity arises.
  • Poison Ivy is often depicted as this sort of character, particularly in her self-titled 2016 series. After being given a second chance at being a scientist as Pamela Isley, she dresses in professional lab attire while performing her work but only to prove that she's serious about trying to reform. The moment she returns to her home and shuts the door, she takes off her clothes immediately.
  • Spider-Man 2099 is either wearing a very short robe, or briefs. And nothing else. The habit even seems to extend out of his house, as he's always Going Commando.
  • Early on in X-Factor (2006), Monet is in the privacy of her room, shrugging off her robe and dancing to the tune of "I'm Too Sexy" naked. Naturally, Rictor barges at that moment and gets a full-frontal view while the viewer sees her Toplessness from the Back. She promptly gets a Naked Freak-Out and tosses Rictor out of her room.

    Comic Strips 
  • George and Lynne: Lynne (and to a lesser extent, George) has a habit of lounging around the house while completely naked.
  • One arc in Zits centered around Jeremy deciding to go naked at home while his parents were gone. Naturally, people kept showing up at the door wanting to talk to him for one reason or another.

    Fan Works 
  • In "Apex Predator", after Harry is officially claimed by the Delacour family as part of a Veela ritual, Apolline makes it clear that he won't be wearing clothes in their house except for when guests are around, as he's basically expected to be available for potential breeding at all times.
  • In Child of the Storm, Betsy Braddock walks around her home naked. She even weaponizes this trope when she's trying to get a read out of a secret agent sent to recruit her.
  • In The Lightning Strike, Harry speculates that Natasha is confident enough to be one when he finds her naked in his room along with Wanda and Skye (both of whom are wearing some form of lingerie), Harry observing Natasha's simple confidence in her own form.
  • In the X-Men: Days of Future Past fanfic Partners in Crime, Wanda Maximoff, who doesn't really care about how much skin she shows, enjoys lounging around the Maximoff household completely naked much to her mother's annoyance. Wanda's only real concern with her nudism is the possibility that her younger sister Lorna will pick up this habit.
  • The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles fic "A New Timeline" initially just has Cameron develop into this, observing that since Terminators don't actually feel the elements or any sense of modesty there's no real reason for them to bother with clothes when they don't need to worry about fitting in with human society. This attitude "escalates" in the sequel "Dawn of a new Era" when healing nanobots acquired by new cyborgs have the side-effect of altering the minds of the women they are used on so that the women become more comfortable not wearing clothes at all, although the women all retain enough self-control that they will wear clothing when out in public.
  • Rocketship Voyager. While passing through a berthing compartment, Chakotay runs into Seska who has just stepped out of the shower. As they're on a spaceship with little privacy and no gender segregation, she's not bothered in the slightest.

    Films — Animation 
  • Discussed in The Simpsons Movie when Lou arrests Bart for skateboarding in the nude.
    Lou: Look, kid, nobody likes wearing clothes in public, but it's the law.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Drive, He Said, Gabriel's girlfriend Sylvie sits naked with him while they watch TV.
  • In Half Price, the main characters are a bunch of kids who've been abandoned by their mother. Unable to keep their clothes in order, they start going nude at home simply so that they won't have to do so much laundry.
  • Partners (1982): At Benson and Kerwin's new apartment, one of their neighbors likes to sit naked on the balcony.
  • In Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mycroft Holmes goes au naturel around the house in front of his (fully clothed) servants, a habit it doesn't occur to him to break while entertaining the newlywed Mrs. Watson. (By the way, Mycroft is portrayed by Stephen Fry.)
  • Penny from Wonderwall exercises and reads comic books naked in her flat while Oscar spies on her.

  • In the last Artemis Fowl book, Artemis, Holly and Butler are saved from certain death when it turns out that Mulch has been living in a secret tunnel system under the Fowls' property. Apparently, he likes this trope, and only agrees to put on pants for Holly's sake.
  • In Dash And Lily's Book of Dares Dash tries this out for the first time and does a variety of activities including waving to the neighbours, eating yogurt and dancing to the Mamma Mia soundtrack.
  • The Mermaid: When Amelia is in her human form, P.T. Barnum and his wife Charity clothe her in fancy dresses with layers of corsets and petticoats and bonnets that restrict her vision. Amelia finds it unbearably stifling. When she gets back to her room at night, she takes everything off and lies naked on her bed so her skin can breathe.
  • Naked Came the Stranger has the hippie couple the Franhops, who hang around the house naked so they can have sex whenever the mood strikes them.
  • Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain: While at home, Penny Akk is comfortable being in just her underwear while reading in her room. Not played for Fanservice as she's only 13 at the time.
  • In Remnant Population, part of Ofelia adjusting to being The Aloner on her planet is trying this out. She enjoys it in the house, but finds it's too impractical for garden work and settles for just wearing whatever she finds most comfortable.
  • Stim: During Robert's hypomanic episode, he gets home drenched from a rainstorm. He takes off his wet clothes but forgets to go upstairs to get new ones and instead stays naked in the living room, pacing back and forth and composing a letter to the Federal Reserve about why their economic policies are wrong. Stef is very alarmed when she gets home and finds him.
  • Inverted in Tales of MU. The nymph Amaranth holds true to her people's belief that their divine beauty is meant to be shared with the world, and as such will happily go about naked in public. But in the privacy of her dorm room, she might indulge her deviant streak and put on a bathrobe... and even socks. Amaranth is mortified when Mack walks in on her dressed.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In one Broad City episode, Abbi comes home to find that her roommate's freeloading boyfriend is out, and she has the apartment to herself for once. She celebrates by dancing around naked.
  • In an episode of Childrens Hospital, Cat tries home nudism after being catcalled. She likes it apart from the fact that she's cold and can't find a place to put her lipstick.
  • Friends:
    • For the first half of the series, a faceless man referred to solely as "Ugly Naked Guy" (the flashback episode shows he was "Cute Naked Guy" before he started putting on weight) lives in the apartment across from Monica's. As his name implies, he always walks around his apartment in the nude, while the friends take pleasure in spying on him along with his various misadventures. He has no lines and the only two times he is seen a small shot of his stomach when the gang thinks he is dead, and later the back of his head and torso when he answers the door to Ross. Later, he moves away, and ironically most of his moving boxes are labeled "clothes".
    • Chandler and Monica leave for Las Vegas before Rachel, leaving her alone in the apartment the day before she leaves. She uses the opportunity to drop her robe and walk around the apartment undressed. Unfortunately, Ross, who lives in the apartment across the street (Ugly Naked Guy's former apartment, ironically enough), sees her and incorrectly assumes she is trying to seduce him.
      • Rachel's example was done at the encouragement of Phoebe, who states that she does this regularly.
        Phoebe: Why do you think it takes me so long to answer the door?
    • Joey once admitted that he sometimes cooks while naked ("Toast, oatmeal... nothing that spatters"). He's also been known to sleep naked and doesn't always remember to get dressed before leaving his room.
  • Murray from The Goldbergs takes off his pants as soon as he gets home from work and sits on his easy chair in his shirt and underpants.
  • The Good Place provides the page quote. When Eleanor, Jason, and Janet first meet Mindy St. Claire in the Medium Place, she is naked the first time she sees them, and she dives behind some sunflowers to hide herself. She explains later that she often walks around naked due to not having seen another person since her death thirty years ago.
  • How I Met Your Mother:
    • When Ted briefly moves out in season two, Marshall and Lily seize the opportunity to do all the things they wanted to do if they lived alone. The first thing on the list is to stop wearing clothes. However, they soon realize it's not as much fun as they thought it'd be, and is actually kind of cold.
    • The first time Ted doesn't have a roommate, he also starts walking around his apartment naked, though this backfires when he spills hot soup on himself.
    • In season eight, Ted briefly gets back together with his ex-girlfriend Victoria. Unfortunately, she takes pity on her German ex-fiancé Klaus and allows him to move in with them while he works to get back on his feet. Klaus frequents the apartment in the nude even when other people are around, much to Ted's discomfort.
  • Jonathan Creek: In "Mother Redcap", Maddie starts dating a man only to discover that he is a home nudist. In fairness to him, he did actually tell her this before she arrived at his house. She just wasn't listening.
  • One sketch on The League of Gentlemen had the characters celebrating "Nude Day" by spending the day at home naked.
  • Hal and Lois refused to wear clothes in the house in the first episode of Malcolm in the Middle. This never comes up again (presumably the writers realised there was almost nowhere they could go with the joke) and later portrayals would have them far too uptight to ever indulge in this sort of activity.
  • One such person appears in a Midsomer Murders episode, to Barnaby's surprise and Troy's horror. Then it turns out the guy is an outdoor nudist as well, which compromised the murderer's plans as he thought he'd been spotted.
  • There was a short-lived sitcom called One Big Happy where Kelly Brook's character Prudence walks around her lover's kitchen naked in the pilot.
  • Downplayed and Justified in Primeval. Abby walks around her flat in her underwear very frequently, due to the fact that she needs to keep the heat up to make the prehistoric reptile she keeps as a pet comfortable.
  • Seinfeld:
    • In "The Apology", Jerry dates a woman who undresses immediately after getting home. When Jerry himself tries doing it, she is unimpressed and breaks up with him.
    • In "The Contest" Jerry notices a woman in an apartment across the street walking around naked. He tries to ignore her in order to win the titular contest. Kramer gives up on the contest because of the woman and he ends up in bed with her.
  • The Wings episode "House of Blues" has Joe and Helen experiment with nudism around the house after kicking out Brian and Casey. Helen only wears an apron while cooking breakfast because, as she claims, "I am not making bacon naked." They run into problems when they start getting blackmailed with photos of themselves around the house.

    Video Games 
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses: When Byleth shows up unexpected at her door on one occasion, Manuela panics and spends several seconds wondering where her clothes are... including her underwear.

    Web Original 
  • One video by Ryan George involved a ghost popping up and sticking around after it. Ryan explains that they can't stay because he walks around naked. The ghost responds.
    Yeah, I know!

  • Arthur, King of Time and Space: In the modern-day story arc, Guinevere and her family are nudists at home, though they wear clothes when they're around other people. She and Arthur first encounter each other as players on a fantasy-themed Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game, and when she casually mentions that she likes online social interaction because you don't have to get dressed for it, he assumes she's kidding.
  • This CollegeHumor comic has a guy decide to hang out naked while his roommates are away, only to remember that he has a dog. He wonders if it's weird to be naked around his dog and quickly starts overthinking it… all while said dog clearly doesn't care and just wants some of the cereal he's eating.
  • In El Goonish Shive, Grace will take any opportunity to go nude at home (and sometimes elsewhere) as long as Edward Verres isn't around.
  • Forest Hill: Flora grew up in a hippie family who allowed her and her brothers to be nude when they pleased. Flora kept this going with her own family but stopped when she joined a religion that would frown on such things, though she still allowed her son, Kaleb to do so when visiting their relatives and recently reversed the decision entirely.
    • Hunter enjoys being naked quite a bit. His father, Colin, used to try to deter him from this and even punish him for it, but under Flora's influence, has stopped doing so. His older sister, Tanya, has also shown herself to be a bit of an exhibitionist.
    • Benni also enjoys being naked, though in his case, it wasn't entirely his choice; his abusive father used to force him to strip down at night so he wouldn't run away, though, the fact that he still does it shows he's comfortable with it.
    • Flora and Colin eventually decide to let their assorted children and foster children be nude at home since most of them are more comfortable. Colin also starts to do it, though he's not entirely comfortable with it yet.
  • Questionable Content: When Dora and Faye get lost en route to a friend's family cottage, they end up at the door of a rather large, very naked elderly man. They stop in for a game of cards and some home-baked cookies, so clearly they're not much bothered.
  • Real Life Comics: Mae once reacted to having the home to herself for hours with "Aaand it's naked time."
  • Striptease: Max and Alli experimented with this after moving in together.
  • Katherine in Wapsi Square never wore clothes at home for many years' worth of strips. The first mention of this is when she asks Monica what to wear at a bar they're going to. Monica tells her that she can wear "whatever she wears at home". Katherine replies "But I don't wear anything at home". She starts wearing clothes when she becomes an adoptive mother and has to share her apartment with adolescents. No mention of her previous nudism is ever made.
  • Something*Positive: Aubrey and Jason have very different ideas for how to spend their evening alone while their daughter is at a sleepover.
    Aubrey: Were you wearing breakaway clothing?
    Jason: All clothing is breakaway when you want to be naked badly enough!

    Western Animation 
  • In the All Grown Up! episode, "What's Love Got to Do With It?", to help Chuckie overcome his fear of being naked in the gym showers, Phil tells Chuckie that most of the time when he's home alone, he walks around naked. Upon hearing this, Tommy says to himself that he should call Phil before he goes over to his house (Quite ironic when you consider that when they were babies, Tommy was the one who convinced Phil and Lil to try nudism in the first place).
  • In The Loud House, Lincoln likes to read comics in his underwear, as the pants make him uncomfortable. In "Undie Pressure", the sisters issue a challenge to get him to kick the habit and they win, but in the end, they regret it and decide to accept Lincoln's option.
  • In Max and Ruby, Max is frequently naked inside (and outside) the house, and her sister Ruby doesn't mind. But Max prefers not to see Ruby's nudity, as seen in "Max's Dragon Shirt", where he notices that Ruby is going to change and immediately fixes his eyes on his own image in the mirror.
  • Tuca & Bertie:
    • In "The Sugar Bowl", Draca casually takes off her top inside her apartment, despite Tuca and Bertie being in her presence.
    • In "Plumage", Tuca's aunt Tallulah is casually getting a nude massage in her house, right in front of Tuca and Speckle.

    Real Life 
  • It wasn't unheard of for British aristocrats to walk around naked in front of their servants, who were regarded as part of the furniture. Winston Churchill is probably the most well-known example, famously greeting Franklin D. Roosevelt this way while a guest at the White House, whereupon Churchill quipped to the President that "he had nothing to hide".
    • This was the case even in the Victorian era, despite its reputation for prudishness. The poet Algernon Charles Swinburne was notorious for hating clothes (possibly due to sensory sensitivities caused by autism) and there are countless stories about him dancing around the house naked.
  • Patrick Macnee was one, to the surprise of some visitors who didn't know about this fact.
  • Stellan Skarsgård is also known as one as were his own parents. His sons even said they didn't see him wear pants at home until they were teens and started bringing girlfriends home.
  • Marliece Andrada:
    Soon as I walk in the door off go the clothes
  • At home, Marilyn Monroe preferred to be naked and a casual visitor to Palm Drive could see her walking naked to and from various parts of her house.


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