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"You know what they say: Revenge is a dish best served NUDE."
Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory

Nudity is one of the last great taboos, particularly in The United States. Whereas it's OK to show violence, blood, and to a certain extent hate speech on TV, a tiny bit of nudity will cause an outright scandal. Just ask Janet Jackson and her "nip slip", which got more attention than the show she was putting on at the time, despite its sexually suggestive content that some say bordered on sexual assault by her co-star.

The proper term for the above phenomenon is gymnophobia (fear of nudity). It often reaches the point where people are afraid of so much as seeing nudity, even accidentally. One main reason so many people are afraid is the fear that they might like it.

So while nudity itself is right out, the insinuation of nudity, as well as the (usually gymnophobic) reaction to it, is just titillating enough to make it onto the air, especially on comedies.


Naked people are funny, after all, especially paired with a prudish costar to react to them, or in a situation where they're not expected or wanted.

A character who ends up naked (or at least in only their underwear) in a situation they don't expect, such as losing their Modesty Towel (and they will lose their Modesty Towel) in public, may have a Naked Freak-Out and need to employ a Hand-or-Object Underwear. And if not, their naughty bits may still be hidden — from the camera, that is — by other forms of Censorship Tropes such as Scenery Censor (bonus points if it is a Gag Censor). Almost always they'll end up meeting another character, meanwhile, the audience will have to make do with, at best, a Toplessness from the Back or Shoulders-Up Nudity shot.

The Invisible Main Character probably can't wear clothes, if only because the insinuation that he or she is running around naked makes it funnier — plus when the character does inevitably materialize, it'll invariably be in front of as many people as possible.


The Innocent Fanservice Girl won't understand why everyone's freaking out, while the Shameless Fanservice Girl won't care. Ms. Fanservice and The Vamp will understand, but... that's the idea.

It's tempting to suppose that nudity is funny precisely because it's so unusual in the "civilized" world, and weird things are naturally funny. However, this logic goes out the window when you learn that nudity has been a prominent ingredient in humor for at least 3,000 years. Even the ancient Egyptians found naked people funny, and they weren't themselves shy about wearing little more than loincloths. So maybe the humor lies primarily with boobs and penises, which have been shameful to expose since Neolithic times.

Special mention goes to nudism. Nudism is a philosophy that basically boils down to "There's nothing wrong with being naked in certain situations, including some group situations". The Theme Park Version of this is "Hey, look, naked people," and is a great way to throw some Fanservice (or, even funnier but much grosser, Fan Disservice) into your show. Nudists tend to be shoehorned into a few specific roles, depending on their role in the plot:

  • If a character is introduced as a nudist, that character will be either extremely young and attractive or extremely old and ugly, depending on whether the character is being played up for Fanservice or comedy, with few exceptions. Middle-age and underage nudists do not exist (although the latter have some very obvious reasons for their omission). Has a touch of realism in it — real nudist organizations often have a pattern of children dropping out as they enter adolescence, then returning in middle age after they become comfortable with their bodies again.
  • As a general rule, any nudists will be new age hippies, or if they're old, actual original hippies. Talk about mantras, releasing the inner calm, etc., is common.
  • Depending on age, nudist characters are either airheads or old Zen masters — the younger you are, the stupider you get.
  • Said nudists will either be extremely puritanical and often militant about their nudity (so-called "Right to Nude" activists demanding the right to go naked on a local beach, for example) or extremely perverse (in which case they are really "swingers"). Almost universally, they will refuse to acknowledge (or genuinely not recognize) that they are making other people uncomfortable with their nudity, nor will they ever get uncomfortable themselves. (This one has a surprising amount of truth to it.)
  • Revelation of said nudism will cause, on average, one character to react angrily and one other to reveal that they have always been interested in nudism, were really raised as a nudist or experienced something similar in their past. For example, sunbathing on the beaches during a European trip. These will almost invariably be an upset man and an open-minded woman, or an extremely interested man and an extremely offended woman. If there's any sexual tension between the two, it'll almost definitely be that couple.
    • If there is a third person, it will likely be the perverted friend who completely misses the point and spends the entire episode trying to sneak peeks or take photos. If there is an older cast member, he or she will probably already be naked when everyone else arrives.
  • If a male or female character decides to go to a nudist beach or resort to look at women or men, said women or men will either not exist or be extremely old.
    • If a character disrobes at a beach and neither a sign clearly saying "Nude Beach" nor other nude people are visible, it will turn out that it is not, in fact, a nude beach. The character either went to the wrong beach, was misinformed (maybe it used to be a nude beach), or just assumed it was a nude beach (most likely because they're tourists who think all the beaches in whatever country they're in are clothing-optional, or because they're from a country where (in the writers' imaginations) all the beaches are clothing optional). Although, again, some Truth in Television to this, as the United States is almost uniquenote  without even a single legally protected clothing optional beach. Every Nude Beach in the U.S. is instead politely ignored by the local authorities, and not actually legally protected.

Especially common during Sweeps. See also Useful Notes: Nudism.

For specific examples of nudity as humor, see:

Contrast Full-Frontal Assault. For "Hollywood Nudism", see Innocent Fanservice Girl (Clueless about the Nudity Taboo) and / or Shameless Fanservice Girl (Doesn't Care about the Nudity Taboo). Has nothing to do with a nudity-oriented People Are Funny.


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  • M&M's:
    • An Australian advert features Red and Yellow in a game of strip poker. When Yellow loses, he mentions quietly that he doesn't want to show his "peanut" in public.
    • In one advert, a stagehand accidentally walks in on a naked Ms. Green in her trailer.
    • The "Bare All" promotion and the sequences that follow, complete with scenes where Yellow covers his midsection. Then there's this advert.
    • A scenario promoting M&M's Ice Cream Treats shows Red and Yellow trapped in a frozen wasteland that is revealed to be the inside of a grocery store freezer. Yellow then notices his 'M' is much smaller than usual.
    Yellow: Hey, what happened to my 'M'?
    Red: It's called "shrinkage".
    • Ms. Brown's debut advert showed her annoyance with people assuming she's naked because her shell is brown. Cue Red walking in, declaring "So it's that kind of party!" and stripping off his shell while dancing to "Sexy and I Know It".
  • Put to use as a prank in an ad for Time Foto: "We blow up your favorite holiday picture."
  • An advert for British opticians Specsavers shows a confused man in the hotel spa with fogged-up glasses trying to navigate through the steam. He passes through a door into a steamy hot fog. Believing he has found the sauna he drops his towel and hops onto a bench. The steam clears. We see he is in the hotel kitchen. Several dismayed chefs look back at him. Worse still, the head chef is Gordon Ramsay, who comes in close and scowls menacingly.
  • When the Honda Pilot SUV crossover was introduced, Honda ran an ad depicting its driver coming across a hot air balloon that's landed in the middle of the road. The man offers to take the entire crew with him to wherever they're going. "There's one thing. We're nudists." As he's backing up, he checks the mirror, flinches, and looks out the dash-mounted rear window camera instead.
  • One of the reasons for one of Air New Zealand Safety Videos, "Bare Essentials", which has crew members with their uniforms painted on. The other reason is...obvious.
  • I Saw Your Willy features an in-universe example: a photo of a boy's nether parts goes viral because everyone finds willies hilarious.
  • This New Zealand-made PSA about awareness of online pornography features a pair of nude porn stars who turn up to the home of the kid who's been browsing them.

    Anime and Manga 
  • Every adaptation of Absolute Boyfriend. Night has no nudity taboo and thinks that stripping will cheer Riiko up. It never does. He keeps trying it anyway.
  • Fanzell of Black Clover frequently ends up being seen naked by various people, having met both Asta and Noelle while naked (after losing his clothes and emerging from the bath respectively). This tends to prompt shocked and/or annoyed reactions from everyone involved, and his student Mariella eventually accuses him of doing it on purpose, even claiming that it's his favorite thing (both of which he adamantly denies).
  • Yoruichi from Bleach is completely nude when she changes into a human, which she is not bothered by - to the point where she can use this to irritate Ichigo.
  • Late in a City Hunter story arc, Ryo dances naked when he detects his client's potential assailants spying on the apartment, in order to make them leave. It works as planned, though the ensuing complaints made by neighbors who see him at it without understanding why he does so embarrass Kaori so much that Ryo is Denied Food as Punishment.note 
  • Need we mention the elephant dance of Crayon Shin-chan fame? And sometimes he's still wearing pants doing this...
  • Most of the Fanservice in A Certain Magical Index is this. Index's clothes exploding, Kuroko's string bikini ("yeah, it's not what I'd usually wear, but it's the smallest they had"), and the "Stripping Woman" are all Played for Laughs.
  • In Demon King Daimao Keena Soga has the ability to disappear not only visually, but from any magical tracking means. However, any clothes she has remains visible so she is always stripping naked (with the hair ornament she never takes off as the floating around as the only clue that she's even in the room). In episode two, she is running away from a dog when she runs straight into Akuto Sai and ends up becoming visible again completely naked and riding on top of him. There is also Junko Hattori who got her clothes blown off from fighting Akuto in a class full of their classmates.
  • The Digimon franchise:
    • Digimon Adventure: Multiple episodes:
      • "Crest of Sincerity" features Sora and Mimi getting chased out of the bathroom while taking a shower. As a result, the poor girls are seen in nothing but towels, understandably freaking out.
      • An earlier episode had the kids in a bathhouse. Jou tries to get into the bath with a towel while the other boys are nude, so Yamato and Taichi try to strip him. Hilarity Ensues.
    • The Digimon Fusion episode "Danger Erupts" has the heroes ambushed by an army of BlueMeramon and RedMaramon while they're relaxing in a hot spring. The scene memorably had Angie running while holding her clothes over her body and screaming "SOMEBODY COOL THIS HOTHEAD DOWN!"
  • Doraemon has Shizuka, the main character's Love Interest. A Running Gag that's been going on for 25 years now is that any time she takes a bath — anywhere, anywhen — Nobita will walk in on her, run past her being chased by a dinosaur, teleport her into the middle of school, accidentally brainwash her to become a militant nudist, etc, etc.
  • Dragon Ball: Goku would often strip out of his undergarments and would often wind up playing this for laughs, such as when he transformed into Giant Ape form near the end of the first tournament arc and after being transformed back was more than willing to continue the fight even without clothes. DBZ used these gags far less, but it still popped up on occasion. For example, a filler episode very late in the series featured a naked Goku fighting a naked Gotenks after both of them had gotten out of the bath.
  • In Durarara!!, Shizuo once punched a thug out of his clothes. (Save for his undies, that is.)
  • Eden of the East. We first see Akira Takizawa naked in front of the White House.
  • Otawara of Eyeshield 21 has a hard time keeping his pants on, and his underwear either goes with them or was never there in the first place. Prepare to see a lot of his bare butt in this series.
  • In Fairy Tail, we have Gray Fullbuster, Reitei Lyon, and their teacher Ur. While technically they don't get completely naked in frame, it's heavily implied that the three spent the majority of their training that way.
    • When Gray first meets Lucy, he's already in his boxers, which are stolen by Natsu during a guild brawl... and he asks Lucy for her underwear, to which she responds by promptly smacking him with a Paper Fan of Doom.
    • Accidentally stripping seems to be limited to Gray though; Ur was horrified when it became a habit for him and he started doing it in public.
    • It looked like Lyon picked it up in the Nirvana arc.
    • Lucy herself falls victim to this from time to time. Much to her dismay.
  • In Episode 8 of GARO: The Animation, Germán loses his money and clothes to bandits and spends most of the episode running naked from guards.
  • Male characters in Gintama have fallen victim to this on more than a few occasions, with Kondo being the most frequent offender (Though it's often voluntary in his case).
    • Kondo's tendency towards nudity gets lampshaded in the popularity poll arc, when Kagura tries to pull down his pants and underwear in hopes of lowering his popularity with the viewers, only to realize that he wasn't even wearing anything, to begin with, after which he gloats about being immune to such tactics due to everyone having seen him naked numerous times already.
    • Virtually every time the Shogun shows up, he ends up naked sooner or later, whether by accident or his own volition. He takes it all in stride, though.
  • Hamaya from the manga Girl Got Game has on three occasions suddenly appeared in front of his friend, stripped down to his birthday suit. Two times were because one thing or another tore all his clothes off; the second time he had just eaten hallucinogenic mushrooms when he took his clothes off.
  • Go Nagai surely is the earliest example in manga. He started the trend with Harenchi Gakuen and he used the trope in most of his works: Mazinger Z (in one episode several characters strip themselves for no apparent reason), Cutey Honey, Devilman (sometimes), Dororon Enma-kun, Kekko Kamen, etc.
  • At one point in Haganai, Yozora tricks Maria into taking her clothes off and running naked around the school swimming pool.
    • There are also two instances of Sena in this light; first at her house while chasing Kobato fresh out of the bath, second at the beach when she gets up with her bikini top off.
    • Played frequently with Kobato, who tends to emerge from bathing just buck naked.
  • In Hayate the Combat Butler, before the seriousness of the Athens arc takes over it's averted. The group goes to a nudist beach. The girls understandably wear bikinis (and those three girls try to seduce Hayate, while there); A game of beach volleyball is played, with the participating female being told she needs to be wearing a bikini by the rules; and not one character is ever implied to attempt to be nude and there are no background characters ever. You would almost think it was a mistranslation of some sort, except that it's referenced several times as a Nude Beach.
  • In Hell Teacher Nube, Miss Fanservice Izuna develops pyrokinetic powers. Which burn her clothes off. Hilarity Ensues several times.
  • One of the many charms of Angel Blade, is how dramatic and serious characters can be, even with all their naughty bits on display. It's even funnier whenever the main character actually becomes aware of it.
  • France in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and he isn't content with being the only naked one.
    • Greece is the only one besides France who will just casually walk around butt-naked.
    • Sometimes, when England gets drunk, he forgets about his manners and lets his Covert Pervert run free.
    • And in the Noto-sama games, Noto and Yamato do their best to strip whomever they come across...
  • Hidamari Sketch. Expect Miyako to do something goofy while in the buff whenever the residents of Hidamari Apartments go to a bathhouse.
  • Toori of Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere spends an inordinate amount of screen-time naked except for his portable, always-present magic censor. This is because his matron god is Ame no Uzume, Japanese god of merry-making, whose part in getting Amaterasu to leave her cave... was stripping naked and telling jokes.
  • There is Keita from Inukami! who always ends up naked in public whenever he pisses off his familiar, Youko. Youko teleports him out of his clothes and into the most populated place nearby that the cops are already familiar with him and the local perverts who are always in jail think of him as one of their own.
  • Is This a Zombie? (the anime version) first demonstrates Ayumu's zombie durability by getting hit by a truck, which for some reason causes all his clothes to fly off (terrifying the nearby schoolgirls).
    • After losing most of her powers, Haruna's Masou Shoujo clothes have a tendency to suddenly disappear.
  • Aikuro Mikisugi from Kill la Kill, infamous for his habit of stripping whilst giving exposition. In fact, there's a whole underground organization called "Nudist Beach" whose members wear nothing but their equipment harness.
  • People lose their clothes quite a bit in Kochikame, especially main character Ryotsu.
  • Kurogane Communication has Spike walk in on Haruka changing or showering several times. This always leads to Spike blushing and panicking, despite the fact that he's a robot.
  • Lupin III (Red Jacket):
    • One episode had a scene parodying the nudist colony moment in A Shot in the Dark (see film examples below). The Clouseau and Cato characters wore only fig leaves.
    • And a later episode had the Lupin gang forced to make an emergency helicopter landing at a nudist colony. Goemon protested, needless to say.
    • Whenever Goemon defends someone against an attacker, his choice of attack is to cut off their clothing. It's only on rare occasions that he actually does this to women.
  • A running gag in Miss Machiko is that Machiko ends up naked in every episode. No exceptions and the universe often takes extreme measures to strip her, such as having a box fall in just a way to catch the corner of her dress. Of course, one of her students also loves to intentionally strip her, expose her panties for her by flipping up her dress, and occasionally outright grope her (as a way of saying hello). All of these are played as a Running Gag. A word in the original Japanese title, Maicchingu, refers to the pose she makes after losing her clothing, and it's played up for as much Fanservice as possible (for an early 1980s TV series). It's such a part of the series that they included it in the opening title sequence. The big catch? It's a kids show, she's an elementary school teacher, and so her students are all around 8 years old. Oh, and it played on Japanese TV, rather completely subverts Barbie Doll Anatomy, and was aimed squarely at kids the age of Machiko's class.
  • Mon Colle Knights: In his debut chapter of the manga, Leprachaun uses his switcheroo power to force everyone to trade outfits with someone else, until Guuko makes friends with him. Rokuna ends up trading with Jahne, her hamster monster pet, and finds herself completely naked except for Jahne's ribbon around her neck.
  • My Hero Academia:
    • Hagakure Tooru has the power of invisibility, so she spends most of her time naked since nobody can see her anyway. At one point, she says she is going all out, by which she means that she will take out her gloves and shoes, the only things composing her hero suit.
    • Mirio Togata is among UA's top students. His skills, however, are a Intangibility quirk that causes, among other side effects, his clothes to fall out of his body, so he fights naked against the entire class 1-A, which also causes some surprised reactions.
  • The Mysterious Cities of Gold: The group of native girls who came upon Tao and Esteban Skinny Dipping certainly seemed to think so, especially when Esteban is in the process of getting out and waving hello to them when he remembers where he is.
  • Naruto's Sexy No Jutsu is another example, though the main bits are covered in clouds of smoke. Severe Nosebleeds abound when Naruto uses this technique, except for Jiraiya, of course.
  • The (in)famous "toothpick scene"note  in Neon Genesis Evangelion. Repeated with Asuka and a drinking straw in Rebuild 2.0.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi had a Running Gag during the Tournament Arc involving Takane D. Goodman, who ends up getting stripped naked pretty much every time she appears. It gets to the point that in one of her later appearances, the joke is that she isn't naked. Even the other characters (who, being denizens of the Negiverse are quite used to Clothing Damage happening to just about everyone on a regular basis) start referring to her as a stripper.
    • Really, a good chunk of the nudity in the series is this. There may be a lot of Fanservice, but it's played for comedy quite often.
    • Comes to a head when the heroes accidentally find out how Evangeline spends her free time: playing video games in the nude.
  • The lesser known clean manga, Nippon no Razoku (Literal translation: Japanese Naked Tribe; figurative translation: Japanese Nudists) involves a group of nudists who attempt to take over Japan, or... something. One of the main characters, a young tomboy, is relatively normal, except for her relative lack of a nudity taboo, as well as the fact that once she disrobes, she gains superpowers. This manga takes the trope at face value and subverts it at the same time: The leader of the nudists acts like a pro wrestler instead of being ancient — but is still an idiot, the fat guy joins up with the nudists in the hope of forcing the women in town to strip, and one of the female characters (not the young one) is perfectly aware that she's giving everyone a free peep show, but can't bring herself to disobey her father and get dressed.
  • In One Piece, Franky spends nearly an entire episode without any pants, after his were stolen to bait him.
  • Saitama of One-Punch Man has a very brief encounter with Mosquito Girl after losing his clothes to accidental incineration. Watching him annihilate a mosquito monster with a single slap to the face is already pretty funny, but doing so while completely oblivious to the fact he's committing a Full-Frontal Assault? Even more entertaining. Doubly so when the people responsible for the monster get to view footage of the event, which forces them to ask an obvious question.
    "...why is he naked?"
    "We have no idea."
  • Ai's very first scene in Popotan starts her off in a towel, which she drops when something startles her and she falls forward, landing her huge bare breasts into a young boy's face whom she had only just discovered had entered her house.
  • Puella Magi Kazumi Magica begins with the eponymous character trapped completely naked inside a suitcase, and while the reasons for her state of undress are actually pretty serious as revealed later, Hilarity Ensues when she is freed as she (unsuccessfully) assaults her assumed captor right before noticing herself naked (followed by a growl in her stomach before the next scene begins with them eating together).
    • While Magical Girl transformations normally aren't this trope, chapter 2 ends with Umika wondering how she can bypass the part where she's completely nude, complete with a visual of her barely managing to cover her essentials and an author's note denying any possible way to skip it. (Unlike in Madoka Magica, transformations take place out in the open here.)
  • Ranma ½ has several episodes using this with Ranma changing from male to female and back again in places like the public baths.
  • At first, Julius fro Rave Master was just a pretty boy. Once he became a good guy he took his narcissism to the next level by insisting that not only should everyone be able to see his beautiful face, but also his beautiful... everything. His explanation for why he'd strip usually didn't include the actual reason for why he stripped.
  • In the Super Mario Land arc of Super Mario, Mario spends several panels without any bottoms on. Unbeknownst to him, the robot that tags along with him is Peach and she's flustered underneath.
  • Episode 6 of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, wherein the entire cast is near-naked for most of the episode.
  • The entire plot of Those Who Hunt Elves is made for the purpose of taking advantage of this trope. The main characters need to strip elves naked in order to find markings on their bodies that are fragments of a spell that they need to return to their world.
  • Ultimate Girls plays this trope regularly with its three core characters. Silk, Vivienne, and Tsubomi are magical girls who don full-body spandex upon transforming, which disintegrates over the course of three minutes while they battle, and they don't get their original clothes back when they revert to their human forms. (The embarrassment they experience is also the main source of their power in battle.)
  • ViVid Strike! has Fuuka's first attempt at a Power Mode with assistance from Corona and Yumina. While they were able to successfully age up Fuuka's body, they weren't able to do so with her training clothes, which proceeded to dissolve into their component magic particles under the strain. Cue poor Fuuka running off in embarrassment with only a trail of residual magic particles covering her no-no parts.
  • In Chapter 52 of The Wallflower (which was translated to Perfect Girl Evolution in the United States), Sunako is possessed by a cursed diamond pendant. The diamond is essentially an exhibitionist — it wants to force her to dress up and attract attention (but mostly of the good "Wow, she's beautiful" kind). While under the influence of the diamond, she sleepwalks naked to one of her male roommate's beds and wakes up on top of him. In Chapter 53, she has a mild breakdown because of it and forces herself to believe that she was dressed in... something during the event. This starts to affect her in other ways — namely, after taking a shower she blanks out and thinks she's put clothes on when she really hasn't. Her four male roommates rather quickly start begging her to Please Put Some Clothes On, while the guy into whose bed she sleepwalked has to chase her to school and back making sure she doesn't accidentally strip naked. This starts off with her putting on only an apron to cook breakfast that morning, to attempting to go to school naked (Kyohei forces her to put on her school uniform's optional dress part (designed to be worn with a uniform under it), to casually stripping said flimsy dress off in front of some pornographers who scouted her when she was in a daze. It's only after the pornographers bring in the male model to have sex with her that she snaps out of her delusion.

    Comic Books 
  • The Avengers series Avengers Assemble #9-11 involves a bet between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner as to who can be the first to successfully rescue a missing scientist. The loser has to walk naked from Avengers Tower to the Baxter Building and back (in downtown Manhattan). In the end, they BOTH lose and end up taking the walk of shame together, Banner in his Hulk form, no less. Even better, Tony's effort to jam all electronics to prevent anyone taking pictures is defeated when Spider-Man shows up to take a picture with an old-fashioned flash camera that ends up on the front page of the Daily Bugle under the headline "Naked Justice".
  • In Catwoman: When in Rome, DC anti-heroine Selina Kyle is forced to jump out the window completely naked when her hotel room is bombed and survives by landing in the pool in broad daylight, with the Riddler and Italian hitman known as the Blonde landing in the pool with her. The naked and very wet Selina manages to stay in control despite her sexual humiliation being played for laughs.
  • The third issue of The Desert Peach (about Erwin "the Desert Fox" Rommel's homosexual younger brother) was about going surfing . . . in the NUDE!
  • Marvel's Susan Storm-Richards, AKA: The Invisible Woman of the Fantastic Four, has sometimes been a victim of unwanted public nudity, usually just narrowly avoiding complete and utter humiliation by turning invisible.
  • For an example of a hero taking a Shameful Strip to extremes to save innocent people from a crazy terrorist, DC's Firestorm did this to the villainess Plastique in which he used his power to deatomize her clothes so he could get the bombs that were attached to her and dispose of them safely somewhere else — leaving the beautiful red-haired villainess completely naked and sexually humiliated in public, causing men and women alike to laugh at her. While undeniably cruel, it should also be pointed out that otherwise, she would have blown up a lot of innocent people. See Shameful Strip and Naked People Trapped Outside.
  • During Peter David's run on Incredible Hulk, the Leader shoots the Hulk with a BFG, seriously injuring him and incinerating his clothes. The Hulk regenerates almost immediately, but his clothes don't. The Leader requests, (more or less) "Dr. Banner, please! There are ladies present... And you're making some of us men feel inadequate."
  • Marvel's She-Hulk always seems to end up naked one way or another. Like the time her Skrull partner tries teleporting her to their ship, but only teleporting her clothes, leaving She-Hulk naked in the middle of a crowd.
  • In one Sturmtruppen story arc, a soldier realizes that the rules say that the uniform must be kept in perfect order but say nothing about actually wearing it. Hilarity Ensues as he goes around naked and the captain and the sergeant tries to find a way to make him wear the uniform and the other soldiers start imitating him.
    • This arc is used in The Movie. Here, however, the captain wins when he declares he'll pick one of the naked soldiers to be the attendant of the Depraved Homosexual general, prompting all the soldiers to get back in their uniforms — except the poor schmuck who wasn't listening.
  • Sung "Girl One" Li in Top 10 is an Artificial Human martial artist that can change the color of her skin at will — her "uniform" is to create a shifting pattern of lines and colors (mostly purple) on her skin that makes it hard to look at her. It works surprisingly well — she later confesses to her partner at work that she's not wearing some form of jumpsuit. Note that the purple is her basic skin tone, "that of a waterlogged corpse", according to TPB extras.The justification behind this is that she was created by a couple of perverted video game fanboys who programmed her with compulsive nudism, of a sort — she's not immodest per se, nor "really" a nudist, rather, she has a genetic compulsion that keeps her from feeling comfortable in clothing (but otherwise retains normal human modesty). The humour comes into play when she discovered one of her coworkers is color blind, and the whole "shifting patterns" thing doesn't really work...
  • In Wanted, the Fox recounts to Wesley that the first supervillains (at least, in the sense that they were criminals with a gimmick) were a gang of robbers who committed their crimes naked so that the people they robbed would be too distracted by their nudity to identify them. Superheroes were also too afraid to do anything about them due to how inherently uncomfortable it is to fight a bunch of naked men. When Wesley asks how the crooks were eventually thwarted, the Fox simply answers "closed-circuit television", to which Wesley quips explains everything.
  • In the German comic Werner: Meister Röhrich, after the one or other explosion
  • What The—?! featured a nudity-based joke in the 24th issue in the segment "Misprints in the Comics", which had Marvel characters put in humorous situations because of a single word in their title being changed to a similar-sounding one. The panel for New Warriors was entitled The Nude Warriors and depicted Speedball, Nova, Namorita, Firestar, Night Thrasher, and Marvel Boy forced to go home naked after a visit to Las Vegas, their shame only covered by a speech bubble, some hands, and a conveniently located street sign and car door.

    Comic Strips 
  • Stone Soup: In late 2001, Evie joins the local Senior Center and signs up for a painting class. One of her assignments is to submit something to the Senior Center's art fair, so Evie decides to paint a picture of a nude male for it. Her adult daughters Val and Joan are mortified, while everybody else (especially Evie's granddaughters) finds it funny.

    Fan Works 
  • In the second chapter of Adoption Nightmare, there are several nudity jokes that make poor Danny cover his eyes.
  • Chapter 15 of All That Shimmers starts with Sunset Shimmer completely naked. This disturbs her greatly, although Gaaabooo doesn't seem to mind her being naked.
  • In The Loud House fanfictionBaby Louds, the entire Loud family gets turned into babies and has some fun running around naked.
  • The whole story of Bare Squadron revolves around naturist rebels.
  • In cool and new web comic, Dave/Dabe spends most of Acts 1 through 4 wandering around naked because John/Jhon made him as punishment. At one point he's given a command to put something on right as clothed corpses fall near him, but he refuses out of fear of disobeying Jhon. In the end of Act 4, when they reunite, Jhon instead forces Dabe in to a bee suit, which he finds even more humiliating.
  • In Coveralls, a shadowy figure undresses Mulder.
  • In A Different Medius, Buwaro has his clothes burned off by accident. Iratu also gets a moment.
  • In the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf Show Within a Show story "The Smurf Of Many Colors", Jokey cracks up laughing at the scene in the play about the story of Joseph when Joseph (played by Empath) is being forced upon by Madame Potiphar (played by Smurfette) and Joseph flees from her, leaving only his garment behind while Empath flees off the stage naked.
  • Goosebumps Adventure: Priscilla and her two cronies are grabbed by the Haunted Mask-possessed Courtney while changing in the school locker room and transformed into more monsters to serve her. After the Mask is defeated, they return to normal but with no memory of what happened, leaving them naked and confused in the town cemetery. The following chapter reveals they had to streak home, and just enough people glimpsed them to start humiliating rumors. When Courtney and Justin hear this, it's all they can do not to crack up in Priscilla's face.
  • During the second year of Harry Potter and the Prince of Slytherin, someone steals the Slytherin Quidditch team's clothes while they're showering after practice, and they have to run through the castle in nothing but skimpy wet towels while the rest of the student body laughs. Subverted in that the supposed prank was actually an assassination attempt against Harry engineered by Tom Riddle. The Slytherins were meant to be trapped outside the school, naked and wet, during a blizzard, and Harry's WBWL brother intended to be the scapegoat when "a Gryffindor prank gone wrong" resulted in Harry's death.
  • Referenced in Infinite Coffee and Protection Detail. Fridge Logic suggests that, since in Captain America: The First Avenger Cap crashed the Valkyrie while wearing his superhero uniform and yet woke up in the SHIELD recovery room wearing khakis and a t-shirt, the SHIELD agents would have had to change his clothes while he was still comatose. In the story, not only did this happen, but someone made a video of the process of wrestling a recently defrosted super soldier into his new clothes and posted it online. Everyone but Steve finds this pretty amusing.
  • The Daria fic The Latest Fashion runs on this trope, when the Fashion Club gets almost the entire school to accept nudity as the newest trend.
  • In Lincoln's Memories, in-universe, Lynn Sr. photographs Lincoln standing naked on the toilet because he finds it funny.
  • In The Loud House fanfiction A Load Of Bulk, Lana, being six years old, has a giggle at the thought of her parents letting her run around naked when she outgrows her clothes due to taking a muscle-enlargement potion.
  • A Man of Iron: When she ends up gaining intangibility powers in the last third of A Crack of Thunder, Arya is very excited about trying them out... until her poor control ends up making her lose all her clothes right in front of Gendry. They're both utterly mortified, though Mystique and Magneto find the whole thing amusing.
  • In The Simpsons fanfiction Must Love Ned Flanders, one "deleted scene" has Homer lying naked in his hammock for no reason.
  • A Naked Padawan, a StarWars fic has Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon taking shelter in a cave from a windy snowstorm. Obi-Wan has to strip naked because his robes are soaked and need to dry by the fire. The next morning, a couple of female Jedi arrive to pick up the stranded duo. Obi-Wan forgets briefly that he's naked and ends up slipping, landing on his back and sliding down the hill, skidding to a stop right in front of the new arrivals. He jumps up and tries to cover his nudity, stammering and embarrassed, until Qui-Gon throws his robes to him.
  • The New Adventures of Invader Zim: The non-canon spinoff New Adventures: Mature Edition employs this as a running theme:
    • In the first entry, a teleportation spell gone wrong leaves Viera and Gaz stranded in the middle of the woods completely naked. Hilarity Ensues as they try to get home without being seen.
    • In the second entry, Gaz and the Hi Skool popular girls decide to humiliate Viera by jumping her as she's changing in the locker room after a shower, stealing her Modesty Towel, and throwing her out into the hallway. She then has to streak and hide around the building to avoid being seen, at one point causing Torque to lose his swim trunks in the skool pool so that while everyone's laughing at him they won't notice her sneaking out of the room. When she gets her clothes back, she gets revenge by casting a spell that causes Gaz and the others to lose their clothes in front of a full cafeteria, humiliating them.
    • In the third entry, Gaz pranks Dib by tricking him into running out of the shower and straight out of the house, which she then locks him out of, and calling the police on him for streaking. In the process of hiding from the cops (and an angry dog), Dib loses his Modesty Towel, gets lost in the woods, and accidentally finds his way to a hippie nudist commune, where he bumps into Tak (who is investigating the place), leaving him quite flustered. Meanwhile, circumstances back at the house eventually result in Gaz getting stripped and tossed out of the house by her father's lab's security systems, leading to her arrested by the police she called on Dib.
  • Iris in Pokémon Reset Bloodlines was raised by Dragon Pokémon and as a result sees no point in wearing clothes unless the weather is cold. This is used for a few gags during the story, beginning with Misty waking up to see her naked and having to explain why she needs to wear clothes. Later on, she walks in on Ash while he's bathing under a waterfall, and has no shame about stripping off her clothes in front of him and then joins in, much to his embarrassment.
  • In the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfiction Princess Celestia Is In Your Bed, Steve (a human) is embarrassed and compares the situation to losing your swim trunks.
  • Used in a chapter of The Racket-Rotter Chronicles with the main cast going on their road trip naked. Harwood also uses nudity early in Arc 6 to mess around with his new neighbors.
  • In Prefects After Dark (the first story in The Rival Prefects Trilogy), a Slytherin prefect steals a Gryffindor prefect's clothes while the latter is taking a bath. Only in this case, he takes the towel too, forcing the Gryffindor prefect to run through the halls of Hogwarts stark naked. Said prefect is also a proud nudist and this fact is positively received by other characters.
  • The first chapter of This is the Life: A Tale of a Human in Equestria begins with the main character (a human) accidentally walking in on his roommate (a pony) completely naked. He panics, runs to get clothed, and yells an apology to her... only for her to not have a clue what he's worked up about since it's completely normal to walk around naked in Equestria.
  • Ran Yakumo of Touhou Project, according to Fanon, likes to randomly shed her clothes and become the "Suppa Tenko" (Naked Heaven Fox). There's an entire pool of Suppa Tenko jokes on Danbooru, many of them Chen-induced. Since Tenshi's name can be written as "Tenko", sometimes she joins the fun just for the hell of it.
  • In The Lord of the Rings fanfiction Two in a Tub, a four-year-old Legolas takes off his clothes to play in the mud, then his father chases him naked to get him to take a bath.
  • Chet Kelly in the Emergency! fic You Make Me Feel Like Dancin' ends up disco dancing naked at the station after his shower breaks. He finds no towels after borrowing the station's shower while the rest of the men are out and has set up a radio to have music while he does his thing. He starts dancing while looking for something to dry off with. The trouble is, he runs smack into returning Roy and John when they enter the locker room to investigate the music, and Hilarity Ensues, plus some chaos.
    Gage: [seeing naked Chet] Oh, my eyes!
  • From My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, this comic pokes fun at how Shining Armor's clothing inexplicably disappeared. The description implies King Sombra did it on purpose to humiliate him, and is either too stupid or has been out of the loop for so long he doesn't realize the ponies are usually naked anyways.
  • Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver have a notorious cutscene where Silver becomes incensed at the sight of the player character in a Team Rocket uniform and rips it off of them then and there. In the game, the player character is wearing their own clothes under the Rocket uniform. In the fan art of that scene... not so much.
  • Becoming Female: Dumbledore spends a lot of time naked. No one really objects to it except for Ron.
  • Beast Boy And Raven Join PETA has a chapter where Beast Boy agrees to participate in a PETA demonstration that involves him being naked in public and pretending to be barbecued. Raven chews her boyfriend out by addressing that he's committing indecent exposure and that this act will do nothing to convince non-vegans to quit eating meat.

    Films — Animation 
  • Downplayed in Brave, when a group of men get trapped outside on a tower and have to make a Bedsheet Ladder out of their kilts.
  • In The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wallace turns back to normal from being the Were Rabbit naked, so he has to wear a box to cover his naughty bits (fittingly labeled "May Contain Nuts").
  • In A Goofy Movie, Max scrambles out of bed in nothing but briefs and still struggles to get his pants in place when his dad Goofy barges in wearing nothing but a couple of towels.
    • In the sequel, Max's friends PJ and Bobby are hanging around their college dorm in their underwear, with Bobby clad in pink. In a slight subversion, Max is actually the only one dressed.
  • The core memory that powers Goofball Island in Inside Out is one of Riley as a toddler running away from her father after a bath with underwear on her head and then dancing naked on top of a couch.
  • Kronk's New Groove: Kronk's elderly friend Rudy at one point had to sell his clothes to make money to buy youth potion, leading to a scene of him walking into Kronk's house completely naked to everyone's horror.
  • The Mad Monster Party prequel Mad Mad Mad Monsters features a brief nudity gag where Baron von Frankenstein helps get the monsters across a cliff by stripping off the Mummy's bandages, forcing him to cover himself with his hands.
  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines has a scene where Katie Mitchell gives a pep talk to her father Rick and gets sidetracked by recalling a time where she and her family ended up having to walk home in the nude because they got lost during a wilderness trip and had to burn their clothes to keep warm. We then see a brief scene of the Mitchells awkwardly sprinting past their neighbors the Poseys and covering up using a potted plant (Rick), a bush (Aaron), a mailbox (Katie) and tied-together sheets of paper/cardboard (Linda).
  • Mulan:
    • The bath scene, beginning with Mulan nearly getting caught out by three fellow soldiers, continuing with Mulan being completely freaked out by the three naked men in far too close proximity and then the over-the-top payoff when, upon lamenting she never wants to see another naked man again, the ENTIRE ARMY stampedes nude into the river.
    • Hayabusa after getting his feathers charred off.
      Mushu: Now that's what I call Mongolian barbecue.
  • Rugrats
    • The Rugrats Movie: The scene where Dil pulls down Tommy's diaper showing his behind. His diaper usually slips down while he talks to his friends.
    • Rugrats in Paris: At the end, where Angelica rips Coco LaBouche's dress to expose her underpants.
  • In Shrek 2, Shrek the ogre turns into a human and three women find him attractive. Then, his pants fall down due to being too big for him as a human, to which Donkey says that they need to get him out of those clothes, making the women excited.
  • In The Simpsons Movie, Bart is dared to skateboard naked, which leads to a scene of silly censorship and people reacting.
  • At the end of The Ant Bully Lucas reverts to his normal size, but naked.
  • In The Spongebob Movie Sponge Out Of Water, it is pointed out that Plankton is naked when Past SpongeBob asks why he's naked. Plankton explains that he goes nude because they don't make clothes his size.
  • Zootopia: The main source of humor at the Mystic Springs Oasis Club is that it's a nudist club in a setting where animals are, normally, fully clothed. Although Animals Lack Attributes is thankfully in full play, Judy reacts to their nudity as if the attributes were still there, and the shots are clearly intended so the audience can easily imagine them there.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Let's just say that this happens to Jackie Chan every so often.
    • In The Accidental Spy, a fight scene starting in a Turkish bath has him fighting in the nude against a couple of Mooks, in a busy Istanbul market, all the while trying to cover up using newspapers, hand brooms, bowls of spice and other objects.
    • Then there's also a scene in Rush Hour where he and Chris Tucker don't reach the same nudity level while fighting their rivals in a bath house, as they're wearing standard bathing robes... but when the fight's over, the two end up thrown out butt-naked.
    • In The Medallion he is naked after being revived. This doesn't happen to anyone else and is even lampshaded in-universe when his Action Girl sidekick played by the gorgeous Claire Forlani is resurrected, with Chan wondering why is she clothed?.
  • In Ali G In Da House, Ali has cuffed both his hands to the railing of his local city hall to protest the closing of his favorite community center. The rival gang takes the opportunity to come by and pull down his pants, as he can't do a damn thing about it.
  • An American Werewolf in London: "A naked American man just stole my balloons."
  • The opening credits of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me play over a scene wherein Austin decides to celebrate his newfound singleness by taking a stroll through the hotel in the buff, his naughty parts concealed by various objects.
  • In The Avengers After a Hulk Out, Bruce Banner wakes up naked in the middle of a pile of debris, and then an old janitor steps in. Hilarity Ensues.
  • In the Borat movie, Borat gets in a fight with his manager while both are naked in their hotel room. They end up running down the halls, riding the elevator, and running into a business convention, all while naked.
  • Calendar Girls is a British comedy about a group of middle-aged housewives doing a nude calendar to raise money for charity. Helen Mirren is the first to volunteer - getting pictures taken with a disposable camera, and getting a good giggle from the girl in the shop who develops them.
  • In Calender Girl one of the Zany Schemes the three hapless protagonists think up to meet Marilyn Monroe involves finding her at a nude beach. A group of bad guys looking for Roy (as per the sub-plot) causes hilarity to ensue in spades. (When Roy finally does manage to talk to her, she actually has a good laugh about this part.)
  • Carry On Camping has two young men trying to trick their girlfriends into going to a nudist campground. They screwed up, however, and drove to the other campground with the same name. Then Barbara Windsor's top flies off.
  • A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song: Lucy Hale's character Katie is locked outside completely naked by her mischievous stepbrother Victor, leading to some naked antics involving a potted plant and a welcome mat.
  • Circus: Presumably to humiliate Leo, Troy arranges to meet him on a nudist beach where they are the only people. They end up standing up to their knees in the sea with their naked arses facing the camera.
  • Very much subverted thrice in A Clockwork Orange (two of them in the first 20 minutes). And played straight in a sped-up montage of a menage a trois.
  • Confetti was a movie about three couples preparing for their weddings. One of the couples (played by Robert Webb and Olivia Colman) is a naturist couple, who are preparing a nude wedding. Webb and Colman both claimed after the movie hit theatres that they were deceived about the amount of nudity required and how much would be left in the final film, and Colman in particular - who was a fairly obscure character actor at the time, but who's gone on to be a major TV star in the UK - is still pretty bitter about it.
  • Plenty O'Toole's Naked Freak-Out while being forced out of James Bond's apartment wearing nothing but her panties and high heels in Diamonds Are Forever was clearly played for laughs.
  • In one of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies, Greg loses his swim trunks.
  • Dogma has a relatively large number of naked people which are played for comedy in some sort or another. The Metatron is a Seraphim who exposes himself to reveal that his Ken doll anatomy makes it impossible to rape the main character when she thinks he might. Despite being a stripper, the muse Serendipity shows the same form of anatomical incompatibility. Rufus, though, IS a human and apparently has a full set of anatomical equipment when he falls naked out of the sky onto the protagonists.
  • In 1984's Electric Dreams, downstairs hottie Madeline walks in on Miles just as he has left the shower; Miles desperately tries to cover both himself and his sentient computer Edgar, who has a crush on Madeline and wants to meet her.
  • Euro Trip involved a nude beach scene. In it, the main male characters try to visit a nude beach to check out naked European women, only to discover it's full of naked men who had the same idea. When the main girl character takes her shirt off to tan in her bikini, they're chased down the beach by hordes of naked men desperate to see a nude girl. Later in the film, the girl who is the main character's love interest strips down and has sex with him in a confession booth, and her buttocks are squashed into a vent and seen through glass for comic effect.
  • Fantastic Four
    • Happens to Sue in Fantastic Four (2005) two times when she's still getting the hang of turning invisible, and her clothes disappear. She goes through this again in Rise of the Silver Surfer, but only because her powers have switched with her brother Johnny's, and her clothes instead burn off.
    • When Johnny's Playing with Fire powers first manifested, his clothes were burned off. He spent a whole scene awkwardly prancing around with a jacket as a sort-of makeshift cover around his nether parts. (A jacket belonging to the same girl he had just made out with.)
  • The audience is "treated" to Jason Segel's full-frontal privates at the outset Forgetting Sarah Marshall ... the shock value of the penis had the audiences howling.
    • By extension (har har), anything even tangentially related to Judd Apatow is likely going to involve giving the audience a peek at some guy's schlong. Suffice to say that Apatow has a firm grip on this trope.
  • One of the running jokes in Gambit is that Harry Deane keeps telling Puznowski that his boss, Lord Shahbandar, is a nudist. Later in the film, Puznowski brings it up and it appears that Deane was mistaken the whole time. Then the last shot of the film is Shahbandar, in the nude, admiring his art collection.
  • Elliot from The Goodbye Girl likes to sleep in the nude, and when he can't sleep, he likes to play the guitar, which happens to disturb his unwilling roommate Paula.
    Paula: I thought you said you were decent.
    Elliot: I am decent. I also happen to be naked.
  • Mr Chow in The Hangover, or as he's more commonly known: "the naked Asian dude." His actor actually recommended the nudity as he felt it would make the scene funnier.
    • Earlier while visiting a hospital the trio is forced to wait uncomfortably as their doctor examines an old nude man.
  • Heart of Dragon had a scene where Danny, an autistic man, plays with his rubber ducky in his bathtub and sticking his ass out of the water. It's supposed to be funny.
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has an Uncomfortable Elevator Moment where Johanna enters and starts stripping down in front of three people. One of whom is clearly disturbed.
  • I Love Trouble features Julia Roberts skinny dipping and then getting her humorous punishment for it by getting photographed by a bunch of boyscouts.
  • The 1980s B-movie The Invisible Kid features an invisibility potion that doesn't affect clothes and only worked for a little while. When the effect wears off, the character(s) usually materializes au naturel in an inconvenient place. This is extremely common in fiction using Invisibility, especially if it's a teen+ comedy or the subject is female. Indeed, the invisible woman fan subculture on the Internet calls this a "TFI" — True Femmes Invisible. Contrast "FFI" — Fading Femmes Invisible — which is what you call it when clothing goes invisible, too.
  • The Hong Kong film, A Kid From Tibet had Wong La's magic demonstration in the middle of a banquet going wrong... and erasing the clothing of more than 20 VIPs in attendance. Including a rather portly man who gets a close-up shot of his naked butt as he tries crawling under a table. It was all played for laughs, by the way.
  • This happens in Kindergarten Cop, where the protagonist (Arnold Schwarzenegger's character) walks in on his partner having sex with her fiancé; the whole scene is played for laughs, especially when the guy covers himself using her very feminine bathrobe. (The guy later reappears at the end of the film, where Schwarzenegger jokes that he didn't recognize him with his clothes on.)
  • In George A. Romero's Knightriders Julie (Patricia Tallman) becomes a victim of Naked People Trapped Outside when she is seen naked after having sex with Alan in the forest at night. When she realizes she's being seen by the group's Friar Tuck, she has a very subdued almost too stunned to react Naked Freakout as her shame is played for laughs.
  • In A Knight's Tale, Geoffrey Chaucer (played by Paul Bettany) has lost all his clothes gambling and is leisurely strolling nude along a dirt road when the heroes first meet him.
  • The Last Summer: Foster recalls one girl he went after, Brenda Boner, actually was willing to have sex but as they stepped down her dad came home so they had to sit on a couch under a blanket for a long time to cover up how they weren't wearing pants or underwear, with Brenda's dad sitting next to them to watch tv.
  • In The Maiden Heist, George is obsessed with a nude male statue called "The Bronze Warrior", and strips completely naked in order to fully appreciate the piece — and compare the statue's physique to his own. Hilarity Ensues when George is in the middle of admiring the statue naked when a guard comes 12 minutes ahead of schedule. George ends up hiding in a crate, still naked. Major Fan Disservice, unless you have always wanted to see William H. Macy's bare backside.
  • The titular character in Monty Python's Life of Brian makes an accidental naked appearance in front of a crowd that thinks he's the Messiah.
    • They continued to do so with their post-Python work as well, including John Cleese's nude scene in A Fish Called Wanda. Terry Jones also (allegedly) wrote the Novelization of Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic in the nude, and only agreed to write it if he could do so; he also apparently played the organ while nude in Monty Python's Complete Waste Of Time to taunt players for breaking the rules.
  • Millionaires' Express: Right at the beginning of the film, the protagonist tries looting what he assumes to be the dead bodies of Russian soldiers... only to be captured alive when the soldiers turns out to be playing dead as part of a training exercise. He ends up being forced to perform a striptease dance while in his underwear and a fake bra, wearing a mop as a wig. It's all Played for Laughs.
  • In Mystery Men, Invisible Boy can only become invisible when no one is looking. After using his power during the Plot Tailored to the Party, he asks if his teammates can see him. It turns out they can.
    The Blue Raja: Two hands there, son.
    The Bowler: Maybe you should put some shorts on or something if you want to keep fighting evil today.
  • Areola from Not Another Teen Movie is a foreign exchange student from "Europe" (in a deleted scene, she dodges the question of what country she's really from) who spends the entire film nude, with no one really reacting to her, except the main female character looking uncomfortable the first time she's introduced. Later, during a party, another nude girl sees her and screams out "Oh my god! She totally copied my outfit!" When speaking, her English-but-heavily-accented (with random accents) voice is subtitled, with the subtitles moving out of the way to make sure they do not block her breasts in any way.
  • In a combination of both this and Fanservice, The Proposal has the scene where Sandra Bullock takes a bath, but the towel is in the adjacent bedroom — with an angry dog! And to make things worse, after removing the dog from her way (with arms strategically positioned), she collides with an equally naked Ryan Reynolds.
  • Revenge of the Sith: Grievous when he strips out of his robe. Since he is robotic, it's completely G-Rated.
  • The final match in Shaolin Soccer ends with a kick so powerful that the ensuing Razor Wind shreds the opposing goalie's clothes clean off his body.
  • Both Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes movies feature examples:
    • In the first one, there is a scene where a maid enters Irene Adler's hotel room, and gasps upon seeing Holmes cuffed to the bed with a pillow covering his groin.
    Sherlock Holmes: Madam, I need you to remain calm, and trust me, I'm a professional. But beneath this pillow... lies the key to my release. [the maid screams again and runs out in disgust; cut to Holmes retelling the story to Clarkie in a carriage] Of course, she misinterpreted my meaning entirely.
    Constable Clark: Naturally, sir.
    Sherlock Holmes: That's why I find this modern religious fervor so troubling. There's no room for misunderstanding.
    Constable Clark: Faith runs right over reason, sir.
    Sherlock Holmes: Indeed. And chamber maids were once such a liberal breed.
    Constable Clark: My wife's a chamber maid, sir. [pause] Anyhow, it's a good thing she was offended, sir. Otherwise, we'd never have found you. The Inspector's been over to Baker Street himself twice this morning, sir.
    Sherlock Holmes: Ah, yes. [another pause]
    Constable Clark: Just joking about the wife, sir.
    • In the second film, we find that Mycroft apparently has a habit of wandering around his home stark naked. He has a cheerful conversation with a mortified Mary when she runs into him like this, while his servants, who obviously are accustomed to this, don't even bat an eye when they come in to serve breakfast.
  • A Shot in the Dark, the second Pink Panther movie, involved Inspector Clouseau having to sneak onto a nude resort to find a witness. They end up having to escape for some reason or other and end up arrested for their trouble.
  • The funniest scene in Sideways happened to use this trope.
  • Subverted in Silverado: characters react with horror to the sight of Paden (Kevin Kline), who has been robbed of everything except his long johns. Although his body is completely covered from neck to ankles, parents still pull their children away and one character tells him to "put some clothes on".
  • The fantasy rom com Splash introduces Madison in human form walking near the Statue of Liberty area naked.
  • The start of Star Trek: Nemesis features the Enterprise crew going to Riker and Troi's wedding, which leads Worf to get embarrassed and Picard to hit the gym.
  • Averted with Stranger by the Lake, featuring a cast of gay male nudists. The fact that Henri does not get naked marks him out as different, and a source of bemusement to the others.
  • 13 Going on 30 is about a thirteen year old being transported into the mind of her thirty-year-old self. She discovers her boyfriend coming out of the shower, and it's played for Cringe Comedy.
    Jenna: I saw his thingy!
  • We Were Soldiers, suprisingly enough. There is a deleted scene where a soldier tells a story about a previous unit he was in, where their platoon commander, fresh out of ROTC, ordered all of his soldiers to put on all of their decorations so he could see what kind of men he was leading. He particularly gets in the face of the big ugly scarred platoon Sergeant. The sergeant returns to the barracks, and comes back wearing only his combat boots, with his decorations pinned directly to his chest, and wearing a Medal of Honor. The lieutenant, seeing the medal, is forced to salute the platoon sergeant.
  • Welcome to Mooseport: Harv the middle-aged jogger is constantly seen jogging completely naked (save for socks and tennis shoes) and everybody seems pretty fine with it. Several full rear views of Harv are shown as he jogs down the town street—his butt is the opening shot. In several shots, a large banner blocks a frontal view of him.
    Handy: New socks, Harv?
    Harv: Yeah.
    Handy: Yeah, I like 'em, they go well with...each other.
    Harv: Thanks.
  • In When Evil Calls, Michael wishes for X-Ray Vision so he can see the girls basketball team naked. Although he gets his wish, he then finds he cannot turn the power off, so he sees not only the nubile basketballers nude, but also his middle-aged male teacher, his headmaster, and his overweight father naked. Hellish for Michael, but hilarious for the audience.
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine uses the trope. After Wolverine's initial rampage in the buff, which is naturally done seriously... he ends up running to the nearest barn, to the surprise of the old couple who own it.
  • The very last scene of the 1966 French film The King of Hearts has nuns see a naked man holding a birdcage at their gate.

  • A woman gets a dog as a prize at a free theater event. She decides to name the dog "Free-show" because of this. One day, she's in the bathtub and the dog jumps out the open window and runs down the street. The naked woman runs down the street after the dog, yelling "FREE SHOW! FREE SHOW!"
  • A new preacher comes to a small town on a Friday and decides it would be a good idea to visit each member of his congregation at home to get to know them before Sunday's service. All goes well until he comes to one house. The preacher knocks and rings the doorbell, but even though the lights are on and activity can be seen inside, no one answers the door. Exasperated, but deciding it's best not to bother them, the preacher takes a card out of his pocket and writes "Revelation 3:20" on it, before slipping it under the door and leaving. Comes Sunday, after finishing his sermon at the local church, the preacher finds the card in his collection basket and sees that the resident of the house has written "Genesis 3:10" on it.
    Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and will dine with him, and he with Me.
    Genesis 3:10 I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked.

  • Aeon 14: Sera normally has her artificial skin set to provide her with Barbie Doll Anatomy unless otherwise specified. However, Fina and Serafina take to messing with the settings as a prank, causing her to sometimes reacquire external genitalia in public—including once in front of Jason Andrews, whom she's become attracted to.
  • In Codex Alera, when Invidia Aquitaine is supremely Out-Gambitted by Amara, the latter leaves the former tied up naked in a forest, because: "The poisonous bitch deserved it."
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
    • In "The Long Haul", Greg remembers being a little kid and not wanting to wear a certain bathing suit, so running off naked.
    • In "Double Down", Greg remembers accidentally walking in on his dad in the shower.
  • Werewolf Sergeant Angua of the Watch often goes "plainclothes" in the course of the investigation, and when she needs the use of hands or a non-wolf mind, she usually doesn't have her clothes on hand. While usually alone or with a fellow officer who's polite enough to close his eyes while she's naked, twice in Jingo she's forced into a situation where she appears naked in front of strangers. Both times, she tells off the gawker while turning nearby curtains or a tent into makeshift clothing.
    • Similarly, female vampires are unable to do that whole "turn into a swarm of bats then re-form in full clothing" thing that male vampires are able to do, for some reason. Sally, the Watch's first vampire, and Angua end up having to steal clothes from a strip club in Thud! when they both end up naked during an investigation. As both have issues with each other, Terry Pratchett uses the scene to subvert various tropes - they are the classic ill-matched pair of patrol partners, as werewolves and vampires normally do not get on. Sally has been flirting with Angua's man, and wolves are territorial. finally, Sally defuses the fight by noting that they are both naked and about to do something extreme while knee-deep in mud; people would pay good money to see that. This perhaps Pratchett's Shout-Out and author comment on all the slash Fan Fiction in which his characters get it on together, in unlikely homo pairings, in contrived situations.
    • While not actual nudity, but in one illustration in The Last Hero Rincewind is strapped into a three-axis rotation device, stripped down to a loincloth for no clear reason other than this. The clear reason other than this is that it's a parody of Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man (oh, come on, you've seen it, it's the "guy with multiple arms and legs in a circle" picture). The loincloth is a sop to modesty, VM is fully nude.
    • In Night Watch, Archchancellor Ridcully is sent from his bath to the front lawn by a magic storm. Naked wizards are funnier. Especially when, even though he's wearing his own hat, he borrows Ponder's to use as Hand-or-Object Underwear. At first he was fine, saying since a wizard is only properly dressed if he has his hat, the hat is all he needs to be properly dressed. It's only realizing what company has arrived that makes him change his mind.
  • The Dresden Files:
    • Harry Dresden has an unfortunate habit of getting into situations naked or close to it. Special props to the first book, where he has to fight a toad demon stark naked (he was in the shower when it showed up), while his girlfriend is with him, while she is high on a Love Potion. Hilarity Ensues.
    • Averted with the werewolves. After a little while, it just becomes a fact.
  • In the Jim book "You Can Swim, Jim", Brad slides down a water slide and loses his trunks.
  • A sort of running joke in the Just books:
    • In "Mud Men", Andy and his dad end up trapped naked outside and covered in mud.
    • In one story, Andy and his family end up in a naturist camp by mistake.
    • In another story, Andy ends up flying through the air naked and says that it "actually feels nice because [he feels] the wind on places you don't normally get to feel the wind on."
  • In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Fwooper entry mentions how a wizard named Uric the Oddball attempted to prove to the wizarding community that listening to the Fwooper's singing wouldn't drive the listener insane. Problem was, he showed up to present his arguments wearing nothing but a hat, which turned out to be a dead badger.
  • In the children's book Naked, a little boy gets out of his bath and enjoys running around wearing first naked and then with nothing on but a cape.
  • The children's book Nuddy Ned is about a boy who goes around streaking and refusing to wear clothes, much to the embarrassment of his parents (who eventually are convinced to join their son in running around naked). There was a sequel titled Nuddy Ned's Christmas, where Ned convinced Santa Claus to make his deliveries in the nude.
  • The Raven Tower: Inverted. In Vastai, if you have offended someone deeply enough that they sit naked at your doorstep in public, it's a deadly serious accusation and a mark of terrible shame against you. Mawat does this in front of the palace to publicly accuse his uncle of being The Usurper.
  • In Martin the Warrior, the Big Bad Badrang cuts a random minion's belt when he finds himself needing a rope. The belt was holding up the kilt which was the only thing said minion was wearing, and he ends up with his fellow soldiers and the whole slave line laughing at him. Since they have fur, this may not be as big a deal as usual.
  • Though he's not really a nudist, per se, when Zedd shows up in Wizard's First Rule, he's on his Wizard's Rock stark naked; Kahlan reacts with shock, and Richard makes it clear this is a normal thing for him. He later suggests to a sorceress that she try it some time, though this is less about comedy and more about Zedd being a horny old man.
  • In The Trouble With Moonlight by Donna MacMeans, the heroine, Lusinda Havershaw, is a beautiful virgin who can turn invisible when she absorbs enough moonlight, but her clothes do not turn invisible with her, so in order to work as a spy and retriever of lost trinkets she must be completely naked. If she is away from the moonlight for too long, she will gradually become visible again. Three times in the book she becomes trapped in a house on a mission and away from moonlight and she is forced to make a hasty escape before she materializes, so as to avoid capture and humiliation. In both instances, she is witnessed in her half-visible state and assumed to be a ghost, at one point described as "a ghost with a shapely backside".
  • X-Wing Series: Wedge Antilles' "greatest revenge" on Wes, who'd been pranking him for months, involved tricking Wes into a situation where he was naked, smeared in fruit-and-leaf-compost, forced to grab the Ewok doll he'd been pranking Wedge with to hide behind, and seen by the entire squadron. And it was awesome.
    Wes: I have so been set up.
    • Another character tells the story of the time they wound up locked out of their quarters and were discovered in this state by their (previous) commanding officer, widely believed to have No Sense of Humor. Seeking Refuge in Audacity, the character saluted the CO and reported an unsuccessful test of the Personal Cloaking Device.
      Face: He turned out to be all right. He made me hold salute for a while, looked me over, returned my salute, and said, "It's obvious this project was a failure. I suggest you go and cover up its shortcomings." So I did.
    • Aaron Allston loves this trope. In Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand, Luke takes a dip in a devourer tank, a tank full of microorganisms forming a goo. These microorganisms were created to digest any organic matter they came in contact with. Luke avoids a Cruel and Unusual Death by thinking, very insistently, "I am not food" at the goo constantly. He survives the experience, however...
      Luke: I guess I should have told the stuff, "my clothes aren't food, either".
  • Princesses of the Pizza Parlor: To Cassie's audience in her nightmare in the fourth book, as part of her "Not Wearing Pants" Dream:
    she'd been about to make a presentation for her final exam at the Moon Temple's seminary, only to realize halfway through that she was completely naked. When she'd turned to run and hide, everyone had seen the bunny-tail right over her royal bottom, and had laughed even harder.
  • The Winnie Years: In Thirteen Plus One, when Winnie, Dinah and Cinnamon are looking for a camp for Dinah to attend, they stumble upon a site for a teen nudist camp, and are both amused and horrified by it.

  • The Ray Stevens song "The Streak" revolves around a series of reports where a man and his wife Ethel witness a man streaking and Ethel eventually joining the streaker, much to her husband's indignation.
  • The video for blink-182's "What's my age again?" should be renamed as "Naked People Are Funny: the Video". The band later did a Distaff Counterpart Internal Homage.
  • Da Yoopers' first full Christmas album was titled Naked Elves in Cowboy Boots. Yes, it had a song about the titular elves.
  • "I Wanna Be Naked" by Screeching Weasel, in which Ben Weasel sings about the benefits of being a nudist (not getting made fun of for how you dress, not wasting time deciding what to wear, etc.)
  • "Buck Naked" by former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne.
  • "Nothin' but Cowboy Boots" by Blue County plays with this trope in the first two verses, which focus on the narrator playing naked in a lawn sprinkler as a child, then being dared to streak through town square by his buddies. But the third verse turns it on its head by having the narrator's wife come downstairs in "nothin' but cowboy boots".
  • The "First It Giveth" music video by Queens of the Stone Age is famous among fans for displaying then-bassist Nick Oliveri playing buck-naked on-stage during some snippets of him in the video.
  • Randy Newman's "Naked Man" is about a mugger who uses this as his gimmick. Newman wrote the song after hearing an anecdote from a public defender friend of his.

    Mythology and Religion 

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Naked Mideon.
  • In a 2002 episode of Raw, Chris Jericho and Christian got their clothes stolen by the Dudley Boyz and spent much of the show backstage wearing only towels trying to find them. Later, when they're on the stage, Spike Dudley rips their towels off.
  • Brian Kendrick is convinced by Sean O'Haire to streak. Security tries to chase him from the building and he hides in Stephanie McMahon's office. Stephanie finds it Actually Pretty Funny.
  • During a Divas hardcore match between Ivory and Tori they end up brawling into the bathroom - where Jacqueline was showering.

  • The episode "Bare Necessities" of The Men from the Ministry has One and Two stripping down in order to negotiate with the owner of a Nudist colony about buying the land, but since they do it in the night they keep going into wrong houses in the dark.

  • Dawn of a New Age: Oldport Blues:
    • A Running Gag is Jenna losing her clothes and fretting over people seeing her naked. What makes it comedic is that Jenna has been transformed into a mass of insects, so no-one understands why she freaks out when she doesn't have any clothes to wear.
    • After the first time that the Dark Dragon takes over Simon's body, Simon wakes up to discover that he's stuck up a tree and stark naked. His ensuing panic at trying to find clothes is Played for Laughs.
  • Used in Survival of the Fittest with Sam Sorenson, who spent a good portion of his time on the island running around naked.
    Sam: Umm...hi! You see, I was abducted from my nudist cruise and sent here for some comedic purposes with no clothes, I really do need help and no do not worry about my modesty for being a nudist I have gone all my life with people staring at my dingaling! Really, just all bow down before the wrath of Kahn! Kahn!

    Video Games 
  • The opening level of DmC (after the credits) has Dante waking up with a hangover in just a tanktop. He answers a knock on his door in a surly mood without bothering to dress, to the mild shock of the female guest. They have a brief conversation, and then Dante gets attacked by a demon, leading to a lengthy sequence where he tries to find his clothes and guns without getting himself killed while his environment is torn to pieces around him. The scene's absurdity is made perfect by Dante's total indifference to being naked and the ridiculous acrobatics he has to pull just to get his pants on.
  • Dragon Age allows you to unequip character armor and robes at any time (even in the middle of battle). Players who pay attention to character approval bars will see a Face–Heel Turn coming along and wisely remove their armor if they're planning on leaving with it (thus making angry, drama-charged moments gagfests while you stare at your party members' adult diapers). See this video for the dangers of leaving party members in the flesh.
  • The Elder Scrolls:
    • Morrowind:
      • You get some funny remarks when you talk to people while naked. This can even be useful, as the "PC is naked" response usually supersedes any other response, including automatic "Goodbyes" which would normally leave you unable to converse with certain NPCs, making it impossible to raise their disposition or taunt them into attacking you.
      • Three Nords encountered during the game have run afoul of witches, who leave them naked in the wilderness. This is referenced by a naked Nord in the Tribunal expansion who insists he's never met any witches; it's just really hot out.
    • In Oblivion, Sanguine, the Daedric Prince of Debauchery and Hedonism, gives a quest to crash a stuffy noble's dinner part and cast a special "clothing removal" spell to liven things up a little. (He fails to mention that the spells also affects the Player Character.)
    • An unintentional example in Skyrim, where a Good Bad Bug would sometimes cause the courier to make his deliveries wearing nothing but a hat. Bethesda fixed it in the 1.9 patch, unfortunately.
  • The Epic Battle Fantasy series has a handful of naked beachgoer NPCs played for laughs:
    • Epic Battle Fantasy 3: One of the first people the party runs across in Rock Lake is a naked old man that horrifies all of them. Just a few screens later is a nude woman who gives a quest, Lance finding the whole deal awkward and she tells the group to stop staring at her.
    • In Epic Battle Fantasy 4, a nude beachgoer at Goldenbrick Resort screams at Lance and calls him a sexist pig for oggling hernote . Averted with the other naked NPC, where no comment is made about his nudity at all.
  • Final Fantasy VI has a point where Locke disguises himself as an imperial soldier. This involves getting into a fight with one of them and then using the "steal" command to strip him. Once you do, the soldier's sprite actually changes to a naked guy trying to cover himself, after which he runs away. He does this to a merchant as well. After you steal the clothes, the battle indicator refers to the merchant/soldier as "B. Day Suit." or "Birthday Suit" in later releases.
  • In Fire Emblem Fates, there are certain weapons and a Personal Skill (Sophie's) that can cause armor and Clothing Damage. So in certain circumstances, the player can end up stripping their enemies naked as they kill or wound them.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony, mission "Caught With Your Pants Down". Yusuf Amir tries to explain to his "papa" why there's a hooker in his apartment and he's not wearing any pants (the scene later got adapted into an earworm of an Auto-Tune Stupid Statement Dance Mix, albeit a short one):
    Yusuf Amir: ...things went a bit crazy and, uh, I somehow lost my pants! Hahaha!
    Abdul Amir: Things do not look good, son.
    Yusuf Amir: Don't judge a book by its cover, father. That's what you taught me.
    Abdul Amir: When a book is called guns... drugs... hookers... and no pants... I think I don't need to read it.
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: In the VCPR Radio Station, one of the segments, about Morality, features among the panelists a rather amoral nudist who always interrupted the arguments to say nudism is always the best solution for everything. He had to stay behind a divider so he wouldn't squick the other ones (a soccer mom and a fundamentalist corrupt televangelist), but he disobeys anyway, trying to hug people on more than one occasion. ("Don't be shy, Please! We all got one! That means I'm happy!") By the end of the segment, the televangelist (after delivering a "The Reason You Suck" Speech about his own amoral ventures) gets fed up with the guy and shoots him the crotch.
    Maurice Chavez: Dios mío, you shot him! There's blood and pubic hair all over the studio!!
  • Katamari Damacy: Lalala is simply 'the nudist cousin'. While other cousins are distinguished by their colorful clothes, unique shapes and/or quirky personalities, she's just naked. And sunburnt from running around naked all the time.
  • Lakeview Cabin and Lakeview Cabin Collection lets your protagonists strip down and walk around completely in the buff.
  • The Accidental Pervert moments in Mega Man Legends.
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. Raiden's attempts to keep modest even though there's nobody (but the player) watching provide some humor in an otherwise disturbing and highly frustrating Warring Without Pants level.
  • Muramasa: The Demon Blade: Seikichi is a complete Butt-Monkey and is the only character who goes into a hot spring without any kind of cover other than his hands.
  • Namu Amida Butsu! -UTENA-: Kongōke Bosatsu "Hana" is indeed a Mr. Fanservice, but his unhealthy fixation on nudity, obsession with taking off clothing and actually stripping (in Super-Deformed form) is almost always Played for Laughs.
  • Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark contained a dungeon where your character's clothes are stolen by a Mimic, which might leave you with no replacement gear if you only carry one suit of armor. Aribeth finds the whole thing quite amusing.
  • Reality-On-The-Norm: Guido, a nudist who is an eternal embarrassment to his brother, but thankfully usually stays at home (though apparently, he helps his brother in his restaurant. While wearing no clothes, yes).
  • Saints Row:
    • The main series from Saints Row 2 onwards gives the player the option of removing all of the player character's clothing, complete with Pixellation. You can then play a streaking minigame with the goal of disgusting as many people as possible. The fact that it keeps score for this adds to the game's Refuge in Audacity tendencies.
    • Both Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV include sequences where the player character is forced to fight naked. A few NPCs get the same treatment.
  • In The Sims, a Sim who happens to catch sight of (or even just be in the same room as) a nude Sim will react with a startled scream, even if those two Sims just Woohooed.
  • Silent Hill 3: Konami Code + This Trope = Douglas wearing only boxers 'neath his trenchcoat.
  • While nowhere to be seen in the actual game, a manga for Splatoon had a large panel with two inklings; the male of the pair was naked, with a censorship squid over his junk. The comedy is derived from the girl beating him up the next panel for forgetting to get dressed.
  • This is the joke of the "Quest for Dignity" encounter in Sunless Sea, in which the Monkey Foundling steals your zee-captain's clothes in the Empire of Hands. When you eventually return to your ship with a single sock to your name, the amusement this provides your crew actually causes Terror to drop several points.
  • The Team Fortress 2 storyline comics have the Soldier frequently fight naked and covered in honey as part of the character's generally odd approach to the world. He doesn't fit the hippie elements of the trope, though, being more of a Heroic Comedic Sociopath with strong Eagleland beliefs and several years of lead poisoning and head injuries (not that he was doing too well before those).
    Heavy: (nonchalantly) Soldier, put pants on.
  • One of the comical illnesses in Two Point Hospital is "Emperor Complex", where patients blithely stroll around the hospital stark naked, believing themselves to be wearing the latest fashions. They even jiggle, stretch and bend over a lot, just to make everyone watching all the more uncomfortable.
  • The Sims: the second through fourth installments of the series all allow, as long as certain expansion paxks are installed, a sim to streak, much to chagrin of surrounding sims. Sims 4 even has an option to dare someone to streak.
  • The kid from Grow Maze will burn his underwear (which is his only clothes) after trying to ride a dog made of fire. He stay naked until the end of the game but by that moment you only see him from the back.

    Web Animation 
  • Garnet and Gure: This cartoon short showcases the production of a charity nudie-calendar, which is disrupted by a fairly repulsive character who insists that he is to pose alongside one of the ladies.
  • The title character of Homestar Runner is frequently depicted as comically-naked (complete with pixellation) when he takes his shirt off. In "Homestar Presents: Presents", Homestar is in such a rush to get his Decemberween shopping done at the very, VERY last minute he runs out of the house "naked, somehow" despite having been wearing a shirt in the previous scene.
  • At one point in Red vs. Blue episode "Previously On...", Grif seemingly found Donut dead, so he, Tucker, and Simmons buried him in a shallow, unmarked grave. Then it turned out that Donut just went skinny dipping, and since his armor was gone, decided to go "Au natural" Thankfully, Donut's nudity was entirely off-screen.
    Jax Jonez: Why is he naked?
    Dylan Andrews: That's your first question?
  • in Tomorrow's Nobodies, this is the entire point of Tito, a large naked black man who rarely serves any purpose beyond being, well... naked.

  • Ayuri has dobeks, a domesticated species of non-sapient humanoid. Like most pets, they wear a collar at most, making some humans uncomfortable.
  • The Bare Pit (NSFW if your workplace objects to naked people, otherwise pretty wholesome), originally titled Loxie and Zoot, is an Australian webcomic that takes place at a nudist resort, now celebrating 10 years of online publication. Completely subverts the majority of the trope, although some of the more obvious storylines (a pervert with a camera, a prude trying to harass the resort, etc.) are still used. The comic's creator even added his own Naked People Are Funny plot in its longest storyline — or rather, about six of them: A bump to the head causes Loxie's mother (a rather prudish, intolerant woman) to decide to join in. Because her daughter and son-in-law both know full well that once she comes to her senses she will regret it, they do their best to keep her dressed and hidden (and are failing miserably). Right afterwards, Loxie's prudish sister gets stuck at the resort, and upon falling asleep, goes sleepwalking (naked, of course). Loxie's nephews are using their mother's nap to sneak around trying to peep (and are failing miserably). Loxie's niece was suckered by another girl into going naked by wearing a wig to hide her identity (and is failing miserably). Loxie's father and brother in law are sneaking off to fish during all this (and are failing miserably). They most recently lost a "you gotta stay naked" vs "you gotta stay clothed" bet with some regulars, and are currently trying to evade a pissed-off emu who isn't happy that they bailed out after losing (and are failing miserably). phew. At last count, that makes five or six storylines going on all at once, all destined to fail at the exact same time, Benny Hill-style.
  • Demon Eater plays with it. Demons don't reproduce with sexual organs, but there is a group that wants to be like humans. They don't quite get the appearance right, with one of them being an anatomically correct male but without skin, while another is an anatomically correct albino female... without a head.
  • Dominic Deegan
    • While the comic has an country of oft-times nude werewolves, they are not this trope. No, that would be Brian, the fat guy who likes to do his stretches at the cruise ship's pool. Naked.
    • The sequel arc, The Legacy of Dominic Deegan, doesn't use nudity for comedy very often.note  The main character, Snout, often gets naked at home, especially before bed. The one time it's used for comedy is when he forgets that he's (platonically) sharing a bed with a woman, and got undressed out of habit. Which gets even more awkwardly funny when she gets undressed in her sleep and uses his shoulder as a pillow.note 
  • When lovable megalomaniac and Friendly Hostility star Collin needs to take a break from his stressful life, he takes boyfriend, slave, and fridge-dwelling demon to the beach. Still unable to relax, Collin strips nude...on a non-nude beach. Those poor nuns...
  • It's a bit of a Running Gag in The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob! that, as a furry monster, Molly gets to parade around completely naked. Her sister Golly, on the other hand, likes clothing.
  • Inverted in the Insecticomics: Because Transformers are ordinarily nude, there is humor value in putting them in clothing.
  • Played straight in I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space when the captain identifies a birthmark on their new guest. Responses included asking a naked lesbian how she managed to check another woman for birthmarks. She insists it's not important.
  • In The Order of the Stick, Cloudcuckoolander Elan's interpretation of D&D's armor check penalty rules is as follows: If heavy armor makes it harder for you to be stealthy, being naked must make you invisible. To a point, he's right: The men don't want to look at him, and the women are... distracted by his "18 charisma".
  • In The Petri Dish, Gwog the alien doesn't mind wandering around naked, which Thaddeus is skeeved out by.
  • In Prezleek Comics, Prez is occasionally deprived of his clothes (boss uses a 'remove equipment' attack too often, armor degrades to dust, accidentally tells a banker to 'remove all equipment', so on). Sometimes his Goofy Print Underwear remains, and sometimes he's forced to cover himself with whatever's on hand.
  • Zach Weiner, the author of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, is always naked. Always.
  • Sluggy Freelance:
    • An early gag pointed out the problem with nudist camps is lack of quality control.
    • Oasis, perhaps as part of being a parody (also deconstruction) of some anime stereotypes, doesn't seem too concerned about going around naked. The chapter (and later book) introducing her is titled "Game Called on Account of Naked Chick."
    • Zoë gets accidentally cursed to turn into a camel whenever a certain word is said. Most of the time, she does not have Magic Pants.
    • Once when summoning drunk, Gwynn slurs her lines and invokes "dud-muncher eat-clothes moths" instead of "Dreadmaster Econoth". Hilarity ensues, but at least Torg finds a use for his emergency pants.
    • In "Stick Figures in Spaaaaaace 2", it's revealed that the not only the male but also the female stick-figures have been topless the whole time until some aliens made them put on shirts. Torg curses being a stick-figure since he (like the audience) never noticed.
    • Aylee the shape-changing alien was used to going around without clothes because Nonhumans Lack Attributes, but when she adopted a form where under her dress-like wrapped wings, she had "human female naughty parts"... well, you can guess.
  • Chop Chop Ninja Doom from SPRINGIETTE enjoys nakedness a lot, although she has trouble understanding when's the right time for it [1].
  • In Spying with Lana, Lana is funny while naked if you're not her target. If you are, it's better to prepare yourself for a tough fight.
  • Quentyn, hero of Tales of the Questor has some problems keeping his pants on, either having pursuers grab at his clothing or needing to change clothing in a hurry. The humor comes less from the nudity itself, as it is to various reactions to the matter by the Kid Hero, who's a bit modest around women. The concept is essentially distilled by the time he goes to human territories, where Sam(antha) warns Quentyn against peeking while she showers in a nearby bush, even though she's about as interesting as a naked rat to Quentyn. Likewise, Quentyn starts to panic when his bath is interrupted by a female maidservant, yet she doesn't think anything of looking at him.
  • Wil of Questionable Content goes on a vision quest and runs into a guy from a nearby senior nudist colony, at first mistaking him for his "spirit animal". When he relays this story to the members of the reservation, they dub him "Wil Talks-to-Dongs". Also Dora and Tai's "detour".
  • A minor lawyer character in Unshelved is a nudist. His idea of a Halloween costume is to put on clothing. He is a good example of the "Right-to-Nuder" subtype, as he spends all day at the library arguing about his First Amendment rights. Or maybe not — he shows up in one storyline wearing a full suit and tie: that is, the storyline in the nudist colony.
  • When I Woke Up I Became A Bagel Girl: When Bong Gi first wakes up in his female body, he assumes it's All Just a Dream and—hearing of an internet story he assumed to be similar to his current situation—decides to run outside naked in hopes of enjoying the moment before "waking up". One guy sees her and drops his friend's 75K Won phone upon seeing her (we readers don't get to, though), pissing off the friend before being placated at the sight of her and says it's Worth It. Naturally, she gets arrested, covered up, and she realizes That Was Not a Dream.

    Web Original 
  • Extensively referenced and subverted in the Cheeky Moon comedy sketch Nudie Moonies. A Shower of Awkward situation between a man and woman is excessively foreshadowed with a comically convoluted setup. (Getting both characters naked requires not only strange minds to think alike, but also prolonged speaking in unison.) The ensuing Naked Freak-Out is immediately normalised, resulting in an instantaneous and mutual dropping of the nudity taboo - itself derailed with fourth-wall-breaking acknowledgment/shedding of the actors' fake modesty layers.
  • Gaia Online's Gino Gambino gets possessed by a god with no nudity taboo during the Demonbusters event. Said god promptly hams it up with lines like "FEELS GOOD, MAN!" and goofy poses. Since Gino straddles the line between Bishounen and malnourished, this may double as Fanservice or Fan Disservice.
    • Oddly enough, the Overseer in his own shape wears clothes.
  • When Malinda Kathleen Reese of Google Translate Sings translated the Shawn Mendes song "Stitches", the line "Now that I'm without your kisses" became "Now I have no clothes", resulting in a naked Malinda.
    • It happened again when she translated "When Will My Life Begin?" from Tangled. The line "Sew a dress!" became "Avoid clothes!". And again when the line "All of the nights I don't remember when you're 'round me" from the Jonas Brothers' "Sucker" became "At night in the kitchen there is no clothes". Google's algorithm seems determined to get Malinda to take her clothes off.
  • The video producers Notebook Entertainment's series Tales from FMyLife started out as short videos illustrating everyday examples of embarrassment or frustration, but slowly devolved into an exhaustive exploration of this trope: a girl goes into a shower only to find that her little brother's best friend is playing hide and seek in there; a girl is invited by a fellow student for a study night and, assuming that he doesn't really want to study, she shows up in a coat and nothing else, which she removes only to find that he just wants to study, etc.
  • Retsupurae's "Kane and Lynch's Spring Break" begins as a riff on a heavily-accented player doing a Let's Play of Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. The level shown involves naked men, covered in blood, running through Shanghai fighting policemen and winning. It gets so ridiculous that the hosts start riffing on the game instead.
  • Repeatedly Played for Laughs by Mario in SMG4's Mario Bloopers.
  • Naked people doing stupid things is one of Nash and Tara's "wheelhouses" on ''What the Fuck Is Wrong with You?".
  • Wipeout Roblox: Taylor makes a lot of jokes about how Okami was not wearing pants.
  • In the eighth episode of SuperMega's Animal Crossing: New Horizons series, titled "Ryan's Special Episode," the whole point of Ryan being naked during recording is that it's funny. Matt has a hard time adjusting to the unexpected naked man in the room with him, but that just makes it more funny.

    Western Animation 
  • From Action League NOW!, The Flesh who, being an action figure, is also an example of Barbie Doll Anatomy.
  • Adventure Time:
    • The episode "Memories of Boom-Boom Mountain" has an old man who shows up out of nowhere and screams "I'm Naked!" after which he cackles wildly as thunder and lightning strike. Thankfully his beard covers anything unsightly.
    • In "Wizard", Finn and the other wizards at Bufo's wizard school are left naked when destroying the asteroid causes their robes to burn up.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball: Gumball occasionally has his moments of nudity, and it comes with pixelation that conceals his nethers.
  • American Dad! has had many examples. One of the best was during an episode where Hayley and Klaus were having a dare challenge and one of Klaus's dares had Hayley run about the front yard completely naked (with the exception of her headband, peace sign necklace, and wristband) while yelling "Help! Raccoons took my penis!". Roger's head took up most of the center but when you can see Hayley the only thing covering her body is a censor blur. See for yourself.
  • In The Angry Beavers episode "Sans-A-Pelt", Norb and Dag lose their fur after a failed magic trick exposing their naked bodies.
  • In the Animaniacs episode "Hooked on a Ceiling" there were several jokes about the painting on the ceiling of Sistine Chapel being full of naked people.
  • The Archer episode "Honeypot" features a cut-away that shows Archer throwing Cheryl's clothes off the balcony with Cheryl covering herself to stop him from doing so.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: Iroh is seen in a hot spring relaxing. Zuko becomes impatient and tells him to get out and, as Iroh begins to come out, Zuko is disgusted by the sight and tells him to get back in for a few more minutes before leaving. Zuko's hand censors him.
  • In what could be the ultimate example of a Brick Joke, Ben 10: Alien Force, has Ben acquire a new alien form: Rath, an Appoplexian. Rath doesn't wear any clothes, but he's a big anthropomorphic alien tiger, so no big deal, right? Nobody even makes a comment on it. Fast forward several years to Ben 10: Omniverse, when Ben actually meets some other Appoplexians for the first time and finds out that their species actually has a sense of shame, and that it's the norm for them to wear clothes. Upon realizing that Rath has indeed been naked all this time, Ben's friends crack up laughing, while Ben is extremely embarrassed.
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
    • In the episode "The Plasma Monster", Booster ends up nude after lending his space suit to Plasma Boy in order to stabilize him.
    • "The Crawling Flesh" involves Zurg infecting nearly everyone at Star Command with a virus that causes people to merge with those closest to them into mutated blobs that shed through their clothes. Buzz Lightyear and Mira Nova are seen in new space suits after being cured off-screen, but this does not apply to the other people infected, so we end up seeing Booster, Commander Nebula, several generic Space Rangers, and some LGMs in their birthday suits.
  • ChalkZone
    • The main joke with the recurring character Bathtub Granny is that she's always in her bathtub and is therefore always naked.
    • "The Gift of Good Intentions" has Rudy's father Joe left naked after losing his new swimming trunks, which were made of chalk. Rudy gives his father a duck floatie to cover himself with.
  • In China, IL, "Life Coaches", Baby Cakes is sitting in class naked for some reason and eating an apple while his classmates avoid looking at him.
    Frank: (entering the classroom, Face Palm) Oh, my God! You're nude?!
    Baby Cakes: (just realizing he's naked) Oh, I'm naked. (Beat) Oh, well. (resumes eating an apple)
  • Codename: Kids Next Door:
    • Tommy Gilligan was a victim of this trope. In "Operation: G.R.A.D.U.A.T.E.S." he makes the wrong interpretation of what a birthday suit is, and in "Operation: D.U.C.K.Y.", somewhat more deliberately, he's trying to avoid getting a bath.
    • It happened to the whole team (except Numbuh Four) in "Operation: A.R.C.T.I.C." when they were hit by their own ship's missile. (Made even worse by the fact that they were at, well, the Arctic.) Numbuh Two tried to make light of the situation by saying that at least now they knew it worked.
    • And then there was "Operation: B.U.T.T." It wasn't all too funny for Numbuh One, of course. (The Delightful Children had a robot swipe his shorts while he was at the beach, and then take his picture. Before he even found out they had the picture, everyone laughed at him. Then he finally made it home, and it got worse. After he got their blackmail note and left to deal with them, his teammates found it, and even ''they'' couldn't help but laugh before they decided to go help him.)
  • Cow and Chicken gives us the Red Guy, who never wears pants in any of his disguises. All his aliases' names actually reference his lack of pants (such as Officer Pantzoffski, Dr. Laxslax, or Rear Admiral Floyd). In fact, his first line in the pilot (where he's referred to as the Devil) is "Helloooo. I'm the Devil and ''I'm also NAKED''!"
  • Dexter's Laboratory: Dexter's nakedness including him in his underwear is kind of funny in some episodes.
  • The Fairly Oddparents has at least two examples of this. The first one is Timmy wishing that instead of having to take a bath he could be at his favorite comic book store. They do indeed poof him out of the bathtub and into the comic book store...but forgot to dress him. As a result, he has to make his way home through the town completely naked. Another example is when Timmy jumped off of a high dive board into a pool. He lost his swimming trunks and comes out of the pool where everyone there sees Timmy in the buff.
  • Every character on Family Guy has been naked for a laugh at least once. Usually, it's Peter Griffin, whose gut hangs down low enough to cover his genitals. In one episode, they find out their neighbors are nudists, and most of the family ends up naked in an attempt to show acceptance. In a later episode, they run into the nudists at a KISS concert - wearing nothing but face paint and guitars, of course.
    • From the episode "Deep Throats:"
      Stewie: (to Lois and Peter) "Well, you two are busy bein' nude, so, um, we'll just head out and um...let you be nude.
    • In the episode where Peter becomes a cigarette company executive, he has the kitchen coated in Teflon for easy cleaning. Everyone falls over, as Peter remarks that he didn't think they'd do the floor too. Then Stewie slides by on his butt, bare naked, and happily announces "I'm Nudes on Ice!"
    • Bill Clinton's "This is One Fine Day to be Nude" song.
    • Of special note is the fact that Brian, the dog, is pretty much always nude. The episode "A Fistful of Meg" had him shave his fur off to "even the score" with Peter, who is constantly harassing Brian by appearing naked in front of him.
  • Apparently nudity is not so taboo in the future, as the main cast of Futurama tend to disrobe somewhat frequently. Especially the Professor, who is over 100 years old.
  • A season 3 episode of F is for Family features Bill running around naked around the public pool with the titular stinger.
  • In the Hey Arnold! episode "Summer Love", Gertie, Arnold's grandma, surfs onto a nude beach - where everybody's naughty bits are obscured by one thing or another. Her response?
    Gertie: Well, when in Rome... (slips out of her '20s-era bathing suit)
    Nudists: (run away screaming)
    • Later she shows up at the non-nudist beach with some surfers - and without her clothes - with a surfboard obscuring her nudity. Grandpa Phil is not amused:
    Gertie: Up the establishment!
    Phil: Aw, Pookie, nobody wants to see that!
    Gertie: (laughs)
  • I Am Weasel: I.R. Baboon possesses a bright red butt that he never wears pants to cover, and therefore is ridiculed for it. Oh, and the Red Guy from Cow and Chicken shows up with the same role.
  • Although he himself never cracks a smile about it, Kick Buttowski ends up naked on the much it's hard to count. This is met with fear, indifference or laughter.
  • Kim Possible:
    • The episode "Blush" sees Dr. Drakken infect Kim with a dangerous pollen that will slowly erase her from reality if she ever gets embarrassed in public, with the help of the Embarrassment Ninjas. One of their tricks involves showing her crush a home movie of her taking a bath as a toddler.
    • In the ski lodge episode, Kim's mother starts telling Kim's class a story from Kim's childhood when the family stayed at the lodge, which involved Kim taking off all of her clothes in the lobby when she was only two years old. Kim quickly tells her to quit it.
    • Ron is frequently seen in his Goofy Print Underwear, owing to his usual clumsiness.
  • King of the Hill:
    • Hank gets caught in a tornado holding on for dear life to a telephone pole as the wind tears his clothes off piece by piece until he is fully nude. When he finds himself in the eye of the tornado with only a few seconds to get to safety, he's too embarrassed to let anyone see him naked, but the only two objects near him that he can use to cover himself are a large Texan flag and a small potted cactus. Being the proud Texan he is, he chooses the cactus rather than sully his state's flag.
    • While taking a camping trip in a park, Hank, his friends, and Bobby encounter a large number of hippies who came for a gathering. The one that explains the gathering to them is a nudist old man, who horrifies Hank.
  • Loriot's animated sketch "Die Herren im Bad" ("The Gentlemen in the Bathtub").
  • In The Loud House, Lincoln likes to read comics in his underwear, a habit his sisters frequently find annoying. Also, their youngest sister Lily, a baby, frequently ditches her diaper while running about.
  • The Mask did this in an episode called Flight as a Feather which detailed the Mask trying to find the feather that goes in his hat; while searching for it he foils an angry stripper named Cookie BaBoom trying to blow up Mayor Tilton along with herself for ending their affair with dynamite strapped over her private parts. When the Mask pulls them off he sends her into a whirlwind like the Taz-Manian devil, and when Kellaway and Doyle show up to arrest the Mask, the Mask stops Cookie's spinning, exposing her naked body to the cops, causing both men to faint. The Mask then says to her "Don't I know you from traffic school?"
  • During the reprise of "Thriller" in Michael Jackson's Halloween, Michael Jackson strips off the bandages of a dancing mummy, leaving the mummy naked and prompting him to cover himself in embarrassment.
  • The 2013 Mickey Mouse series has used this in a few shorts.
    • "No Service" has Mickey forced into being naked in public when Donald Duck steals his clothes to comply with the restaurant's "no shirt, no shoes, no service" policy, and the short ends with Donald getting Laser-Guided Karma when he is left naked after Mickey takes his clothes as well as reclaiming his own.
    • "Mickey Monkey" has Mickey's clothes get stolen by a monkey, which results in his friends thinking that he is a monkey and that the monkey is the real Mickey. After he gets his clothes back and chases the monkey away, the ending implies that Goofy, Donald, and Minnie have had their clothes stolen by a trio of alligators.
    • "Goofy's First Love" features two brief gags where Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are flung past Minnie and inadvertently end up wearing her clothes, both occasions resulting in Minnie being briefly nude.
    • As part of Mickey's training to make him the perfect gentleman Minnie wants him to be in "The Fancy Gentleman", his instructor Wadsworth Thorndyke III takes away Mickey's trademark red shorts and yellow shoes to prepare him for wearing fancier clothes, resulting in an embarrassed Mickey covering his nude self with his hands.
  • In the Mike, Lu & Og episode "Hot Couture", Mike decides to host a fashion show of the Albonquetine natives. While Lu wears Goat like a fur boa, Queeks wears clothes made of seaweed, Margery wears a large skirt and a crab in her hair, Wendel is clad in ostrich feathers, and Alfred dons live snakes, Og spends some time pondering on what to wear for the fashion show until he eventually decides to simply remove his loincloth, which is the only article of clothing he ever wears.
  • A Running Gag in My Gym Partner's a Monkey is Jake Spidermonkey's lack of pants and how much he boasts about his butt.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • The show actually manages to pull a nudity joke despite the characters parading around naked all the time anyway. Rainbow Dash bursts into Fluttershy's room while she's asleep and rips the covers off of her, only for Fluttershy to cover her naked self and blush.
    • Again in season 5. When Discord uses a vacuum cleaner to suck the ooze off of Rarity's dress, it ends up taking her entire dress off. Rarity covers her front with her forelegs while trying to shuffle away.
  • The Caroline Foley short No Naked! is about a boy and girl who decide to have fun by stripping naked, only to get yelled at by the No Naked Horse.
  • The Oh Yeah! Cartoons short "Skippy Spankerton: Hot Tamale Monster Movie Madness" used this kind of gag when Skippy was told by her parents to take a bath before bedtime and she rushed to continue finishing filming her movie, resulting in her being naked and dripping wet in front of the monsters she is filming before her parents tell her to put on her pajamas.
  • The Real Ghostbusters had a nudity gag used in "Sea Fright", where the ghosts of Captain Jack Higgins' crew searched New York for valuables to steal and end up robbing a cowboy of his clothes. Their victim is only seen from the waist up after this happens, but a woman ends up shrieking at the sight of his state of undress.
Cowboy: Ma was right. I should've never left Houston.
  • Regular Show had an example where Pops gets a surprise guest (while in the nude).
  • Ren & Stimpy: This sometimes happens to the title characters themselves. Old Man Hunger is portrayed as naked.
  • Rocko's Modern Life: Happens twice with the title character, most notably when he walks down a staircase and is, as Heffer and Filburt (who are filming him with a video camera) put it, "completely...naaakeeed, with no clothes on".
  • Rugrats:
    • "Naked Tommy", Tommy wants to shed his clothes to be like his dog, Spike, so he tries out naturism. He also wants Phil and Lil to do it too, so they do so. Chuckie doesn't want to. This also forces Stu to make a last-minute invention to keep Tommy's clothes on.
    Tommy: Uh, Lil, can I ask you a question?
    • Also, Didi is trying to tell Betty that the nakedness is a natural stage for babies to go through. Betty is not sold on this, saying, "The sixties are over, and we lost. So get on with the program, alright!"
    Stu: I don't know what kind of family you're from Deed, but in my family we wore clothes! Except of course for Great Aunt Lois, but that's another story.
    • In "Barbecue Story," Angelica kicks Tommy's ball over the fence. Tommy delivers a Rousing Speech to the other babies and his diaper straps came undone and his diaper started sliding off. Upon realizing this, he very quickly pulls up his diaper and his cheeks turned red.
    • In "Club Fred", the babies are going around the titular resort to look for treasure (long story), and one of the places they stumble upon is a nude beach. There's liberal use of Scenery Censor when they see the beachgoers, to say nothing of the music...
  • Sabrina: The Animated Series
    • There's an episode where Salem is about to be launched into space. The launch gets temporarily delayed by a "code fifteen" - which Sabrina later finds out was Uncle Quigley walking around without his pants.
    • Another episode has them ending up with a Drill Sergeant Nasty of a nanny, so they use magic to make her nicer. It turns her into a hippie called Rainbow, and the last we see of her is running naked from the police screaming "I want to be free!"
  • The Daughters of Aku from the 2017 revival of Samurai Jack were initially believed to be wearing black skin-tight suits, but the sixth episode reveals that the girls actually had ash covering their naked bodies from being exposed to hot coals when they were children. While this revelation is obviously not intended to be funny, it is a bit humorous when Ashi washes off her "suit" and realizes too late that she doesn't have anything to wear.
    • There's a straighter example, also, in the episode "Jack is Naked," in which a rabbit hopping on by takes Jack's clothes as he's bathing and Jack spends the episode attempting to get them back, stumbling into some densely-populated areas in the process.
  • Happens quite frequently on The Simpsons:
    • In "Natural Born Kissers", Homer and Marge try to have sex at a mini-golf course and end up having to make it home naked after losing their clothes.
    • This also comes to mind:
      Ned Flanders: Homer, you've met my parents.
      Homer: Not naked I haven't.
    • In "Mr. Plow" Barney is reduced to handing out baby supply store flyers wearing a diaper, and concludes "At least I can't sink any lower", then the wind blows his diaper off. He runs after it around the corner shouting "Come back, diaper!" then, off-camera "...hi, Mom."
    • "The Simpsons' 138th Episode Spectacular" ends with "I'm Troy McClure, and I'll leave you with what we all came here to see: HARDCORE NUDITY!" Cue a montage over the credits of naked Simpsons characters set to "Shake Your Booty" by KC and the Sunshine Band.
  • The episode "Over Exposed" in 6teen, where Jonesy ends up seeing Jen naked. They both freak out over it, swearing never to mention it again, but word gets out and awkwardness ensues. Eventually, another girl shows Jen a picture of Jonesy naked in order to make her feel comfortable again.
  • Cartman on South Park walks across the mainstage at a fair naked, because he's convinced himself that he has magic ninja powers and can become invisible.
  • Pretty much every main character on SpongeBob SquarePants has been naked quite frequently at one point too. Mostly it's the titular character, who, ironically has concealed genitals even though he was ashamed in earlier episodes that involved him being nude.
    • In the episode "Pranks a Lot," Patrick and SpongeBob strip naked after getting some invisible paint due to being warned that it stains clothes. They end up spraying their clothes by mistake and are seen by a tour bus. After that, they spray themselves to become invisible and scare everyone in Bikini Bottom until Mr. Krabs puts an end to their prank by washing the paint off. The episode ends with a bunch of people at the Krusty Krab laughing and pointing at SpongeBob and Patrick in their birthday suits.
    • It is occasionally brought up that Plankton doesn't wear any clothes. One notable instance is in "The Algae's Always Greener", when Plankton uses a machine to switch lives with Mr. Krabs and is pleased to find himself wearing Mr. Krabs' clothes, but is horrified to find Krabs to walk around naked in public now that he's living his life as the rival trying to steal the Krabby Patty formula. Plankton eventually reveals in The Spongebob Movie Sponge Out Of Water that he goes naked because they don't make clothes his size.
    • The episode "Feral Friends" involves an event occurring every century causing all sea life in Bikini Bottom to devolve into non-sapient fish for two hours, with Sandy having to keep SpongeBob, Patrick, Larry the Lobster, Mr. Krabs, Mrs. Puff, Squidward, and Pearl safe before the two hours are up. When everyone finally returns to normal, they are missing their clothes, which results with everyone except SpongeBob and Patrick embarrassed about their sudden nudity.
    • In "All That Glitters", SpongeBob had to sell everything to buy a new high-tech spatula, INCLUDING his clothes. He arrives to work the next day completely naked, much to Krabs' dismay and Squidward's amusement. He is naked throughout the remainder of the episode.
  • Steven Universe:
    • "Frybo": Steven and his friend Peedee accidentally bring the Fryman restaurant's mascot to life, so Steven animates his own clothes to help fight it. The resulting Full-Frontal Assault is Played for Laughs, and Steven remains naked for the rest of the episode.
    • Discussed in "Keeping It Together": the Gems have to fold a big pile of shirts, and Amethyst comments that humans should just stop wearing clothes — it'd be a lot funnier.
    • "Sadie's Song": Steven gives us this line (though subsequent dialogue reveals he was wearing underwear):
      Steven: Ever since my act two years ago, there's been a rule that you've got to wear clothes.
    • "The New Lars": Steven is surprised to wake up in Lars' body. Then he gets out of bed and learns that Lars sleeps in the nude, which surprises him so much that he tumbles onto the floor and across the room.
  • Teen Titans Go!:
    • In the episode "Laundry Day", Raven snatches the other Titans clothes to wash them; leaving them in the buff. Robin gets locked out of the tower and gets swarmed by bees and fangirls with camera phones.
    • The Halloween Episode "Monster Squad" has it mentioned that the Titans once went trick-or-treating naked, a quick flashback showing the Titans using trick-or-treat baskets to obscure their private parts.
    • "Titans Go Casual" has Beast Boy decide to strut around wearing nothing but socks, much to the other Titans' disgust.
  • In the Tiny Toon Adventures short "A Bacon Strip", from the episode "The Acme Acres Zone", Plucky tricks Hamton into skinny-dipping in Montana Max's pool. When Hamton reluctantly does so, Max steals his clothes, and Plucky runs off, lest Max gets him in trouble too. Hamton is then forced to make his way home while trying to conceal his nudity. Once he gets there, he finds a surprise birthday party waiting for him. By now, though, Hampton has been embarrassed too much to be humiliated any further, and takes it in stride, saying, "At least I came in my birthday suit."
  • This happens more often in Total Drama. However, in Pahkitew Island, Max is the only victim of this trope after Jasmine gave him a wedgie.
    • In the spin-off The Ridonculous Race, Don's towel falls off in one episode ("I Love Ridonc and Roll"), leaving him naked for a split second.
  • The Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? episode "The Groovesicle" had Robot and Socks watch a music video for a song called "The Nudist and Mr. Pendleton", which was about a dog named Mr. Pendleton chasing after a cheerful man wearing nothing but a bowler hat and a necktie while making desperate attempts at covering up his nudity.

    Real Life 
  • There exists a police video wherein two drunk women pulled over by the police proceed to strip naked and play in some nearby sprinklers. Jay Leno later ran it on The Tonight Show, where it was played for laughs.
  • In Alison Brie's college years at the California Institute of Arts, she would cheer up her roommate by pretending to take a shower, go to the tree out their window and swing on a branch naked like a monkey.
  • One of Spike Milligan's favorite pranks was to turn up at the door of a friend's flat or house nude and say: "Do you know the address of a good tailor?" He claimed in Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall that this originated with one of his comrades in the artillery (the man's alternative punchline was "Gentlemen, I believe there is a thief in the battery!")
  • The Fremont Solstice Parade in Seattle has a tradition of people biking the parade route wearing nothing but bike helmets (safety first!) and a smile. Some of them use body paint in creative ways to evoke Cosplay or paint humorous political slogans on their backs (or elsewhere). The police used to try and arrest people for doing this, but so many were going for it (and it became such a tradition) that SPD no longer bothers.
  • Tetsuya Iwanaga has shared a story note  of the difficulties behind the filming of his technically naked scene in Another Ending: Genm Vs. Lazer. First, when he was crossing a residential area on the way to the movie set wearing very close to nothing, he met an old woman walking her dog, who barked at him. Then, when he was stepping over a chain fence and got hit in the crotch, so a production crew member had to hold the fence down for him.
  • When shooting the co-ed shower scene in Starship Troopers, Paul Verhoeven couldn't get the actors to do the scene as he wanted it since they were all too busy trying to hide their naughty bits from the camera and each other. So Verhoeven went "fucking Americans!" and stripped to the buff. The sight of a 60-year-old naked Dutchman directing the scene without a care in the world was enough to completely kill any drama from the situation, and the scene could be shot as seen in the film.
  • The film My Name Is Emily features a scene where a hundred naked people run into the ocean - which is only barely related to the plot (the title character's father was a motivational writer and convinced others to do this). A hundred extras turned up to do the scene for free, and the movie's star Evanna Lynch took a selfie of them as they were about to run into the sea.
  • Due to colonization, Peru's Incan language (Quechua) has been replaced for the majority in the country for Spanish. But the Quechua word for nakedness, q’ala (transcribed in Spanish as calato), has muted from a common word to a beloved slang among the people and maybe this trope is the reason why.


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