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In accordance with the Rule of Funny and/or sometimes the Rule of Sexy, fictional characters suffer from a disproportionately high chance of ending up naked, or at least mostly naked, as a result of a piece of clothing getting stuck in a car or elevator door, snagged by a nail, or perhaps simply stepped on and subsequently ripped off.

Often leads to a Comedic Underwear Exposure, Hand-or-Object Underwear or a Naked Freak-Out.

Subtrope of Wardrobe Malfunction and Clothing Damage. As it's often played for laughs it also has a lot of overlap with Naked People Are Funny. Compare Giving Them the Strip, wherein a character intentionally removes a piece of their clothing to escape from someone or something holding them back by it. Sometimes this is caused by a Rod-and-Reel Repurposed. Also compare All Cloth Unravels and Theiss Titillation Theory.


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  • In this Becks Beer ad, the woman has her dress caught on the door and ripped at the end.
  • In a Canesten advert, a woman's dress is sucked off by a vacuum at a demonstration stall, leaving her fully naked in shock. Her embarrassment soon subsides as she shows herself off, covered by a graphic.
  • In this Citroen advertisement, a girl gets her dress stuck in the car door, causing it to be ripped off.
  • In this foie gras commercial, a woman is stripped naked at a party when the back of her dress gets stepped on.
  • Happens to an unfortunate hitchhiker on a public road in this Laanlet commercial. A girl trying to flag down a ride gets her dress caught on a van, ripping it off, leaving her in just her bra and panties in public.
  • Happens to a blonde woman in an ad for the National Lottery as part of a long chain of misfortunes. The ad ends with her skirt snagging off.
  • In this advert for O'Charley's, a woman's dress gets caught in an escalator and ripped off, leaving her fully naked and mortified in a shopping mall, having to cover herself with her bags.
  • In an ad for Tena incontinence underwear, a woman's dress is snagged by an elevator while it is going up. Unlike most examples here, though, the skirt is apparently strong enough not to be torn, however, the lady is dragged up with the skirt, flashing her underwear.
  • Happens in this Wicks Red Energy Sweets ad. While using the vacuum cleaner, a woman accidentally sucks the product, powering up the vacuum so much that she loses control of it and it goes berserk. While trying to run away from it, the vacuum is strong enough to pull her back, tearing off her clothes in the process and leaving her fully naked.
  • Happens to David Beckham in this Superbowl ad, when his underwear gets caught on something and torn clean off without him initially noticing. By the time he does, everyone (viewers included) is already Eating the Eye Candy.

    Anime & Manga 
  • In episode 3 of Cleopatra DC, Cleopatra "accidentally" pushes Suen into a shredder. The shredder soon activates and her dress gets snagged in it, ripping off her bottom.
  • Hanaukyō Maid Team: In episode 1 of La Verite, Ikuyo Suzuki's gadget rips the clothes of several maids right off their bodies.
  • In the final chapter of Love Hina, Naru ends up getting stripped by Keitaro when he accidentally steps on the train of her wedding dress. None of the onlookers (barring newcomer Ema) are shocked by this.
  • In episode 52 of Mazinger Z Shiro accidentally snatches Sayaka's Modesty Towel with a fishing rod while he tries to retrieve his toy that ended in the bathroom.
  • In episode 4 of Mazinkaiser, Kouji tries to stop an angry Sayaka from confronting a group of Iron Masks who captured them but accidentally grabs the string of her bikini top.
  • In episode 7 of season 2 of Rosario + Vampire Tsukune is taking a bath when he's interrupted by Kurumu, who is only wearing a Modesty Towel trying to seduce him. But she also gets interrupted by other girls, including Yukari, who bursts into the bathroom and slips on a bar of soap, accidentally pulling off Kurumu's towel as she falls. Tsukune gets a violent Nosebleed at the sight as Kurumu has a Naked Freak-Out.
  • In the The Anime of the Game Super Robot Wars: Original Generation The Inspector has this happen in episode 3 when a Modesty Towel clad Excellen takes Bullet's portrait of his girlfriend and teases him about it. When he demands it back, she puts the portrait in her cleavage and dares him to take it. He nervously attempts to, but trips and ends up falling to the floor, snagging away her towel in the process. She just laughs it off while he runs away from the room blushing.

    Comic Books 
  • There is one instance in Archie Comics when Archie goes to the beach with Veronica. He tells her to go ahead while he parks the car, but her dress gets stuck on the door and when Archie drives away, it gets ripped off.
  • In Crimson, when the vampires Alex and Joe break-in into Scarlet's apartment they find her stepping out of the shower wearing only a Modesty Towel. A fight quickly breaks out since she's a Vampire Hunter and she assumes they're hostile. During the struggle, Alex swings at her and she dodges but he ends up accidentally snatching away her towel, causing the fight to end since he's too distracted by the sight to continue.
  • In The Darkness, Jack is wounded during daylight and his Darklings can't help him so they bring him to one of his acquaintances Dr. Kim Fang. She's showering when they arrive and opens the door in a towel and asks them to put him in the bed while she gets dressed, but one of the Darklings tries to help Jack by using her towel as bandages while she's walking away, causing it to come off and leaving her naked in front of the cheering Darklings.
  • In the Eros Comic Domino Lady miniseries, Ellen has to jump up a broken staircase to escape a dinosaur. As she jumps, her already damaged gown snags on the staircase and is ripped off.
  • In the very first Justice Society of America story in All-Star Comics #3, Red Tornado gatecrashes the JSA meeting. The members invite her to come in and take a seat at the table, but she hurriedly makes excuses and leaves. As the others wonder what was up with that, the Flash reveals that she has snagged her longjohns on a nail climbing in the window and ripped them off; leaving her naked from the waist down.
  • Mélusine: After enrolling at the witch school, Mélisande once loses all of her clothing to a plant during a botany lesson.

    Comic Strips 
  • The heroine of the World War II-era British comic strip Jane kept accidentally losing her clothes due to various accidents, including getting her dress caught in car doors and elevators.
  • In this early Peanuts comic strip, baby Linus is wearing pajama bottoms that are a little too big on him. Snoopy sits on them, and when Linus tries to crawl away, Snoopy manages to pull them off.

    Fan Works 
  • A Certain Unknown Level 0: Komoe-sensei has this happen, due to her Modesty Towel, as said in the first chapter:
    Unbeknownst to Kamijou, he had been standing on the edge of the towel that Komoe-sensei was wearing. Being a large towel for a short person, it covered more of the ground than it did her. As such when she tried to leave, the part of the towel that Kamijou was standing on came off with ease.

    Films — Animated 
  • Subverted in The Jungle Book 2. After Shanti orders Ranjan to go back to the Man Village (so that she can save Mowgli from Shere Khan), he tries to follow after her, only to get his diaper stuck on a nearby branch. His diaper doesn't come off, but it does sling him away and into Baloo.
  • Rugrats in Paris: In the end, after Coco yells at the babies not to step on her gown, Angelica makes a point to step on it as Coco walks away, ripping off the back of Coco's dress and exposing her underwear.
  • Space Jam has Sylvester cast a fishing rod to snag the shorts of Monstar Pound. Suddenly denuded, Pound cannot continue upcourt, instead of sitting in place and pulling his jersey as far down as possible.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Mercilessly enforced in The Accidental Spy. Jackie Chan is ambushed by enemy agents in a Turkish bath, and after fighting his way out whilst clad in only a towel, some of the mooks tried pulling Chan's towel off. Chan ends up running across Istanbul's Grand Bazaar butt-naked (because Naked People Are Funny, that's why) and have to constantly grab hold of carpets, rugs, towels, and various items he can get his hands on to shield his privates, only for mooks to pull those off. Chan eventually got away by dashing into an alley and using a set of curtains as an impromptu hijab.
  • Adventures of a Plumber's Mate opens with a leggy woman being given a lift on a motorcycle. She gets into an argument with the cyclist and gets off the bike. As she does so, her dress gets caught on the bike. As the bike rides away, her dress gets ripped off.
  • In Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Alan loses his trousers and underpants when he squeezes out through a narrow window, leaving him naked from the waist down. He immediately puts his hands over his gentials, then the police force him to raise his hands in the air...
  • Animal House: The scheming sorority girl, Babs, who hates the guys at Delta Tau Chi Fraternity gets her comeuppance at the end of the film. She is pushed off a parade float and clothes tear off, leaving her in her publicly humiliated amid the busy street.
  • In the opening scene of Blue Ruin, home invader Dwight has to jump out of the bathroom window but his towel gets snagged on a nail, leaving him naked outside.
  • In Bringing Up Baby, Susan accidentally tears David's coat while trying to stop him from storming out. And when she starts to storm off herself, the back of her dress gets torn off. Cue David trying to hide it, while an oblivious Susan is trying to rebuff him.
  • The Thai action film Chai Lai Angels: Dangerous Flowers features a lengthy fight scene that breaks out while the five heroines are getting a massage, forcing them to fight still wearing only their towels. During the fight one of the thugs accidentally rips off the towel of one of them, causing her to freak out prompting the other girls to tighten the knots on their towels.
  • In Charlie's Angels, this actually manages to save Dylan's life. When she discovers Knox is the Big Bad after she slept with him, he shoots her, making her fall off his apartment window. Later is revealed the bullet didn't hit and she just threw herself backward and the Modesty Bedsheet she was wearing got caught in one of the window shards, leaving her hanging outside his window. Eventually, the sheet does get ripped off causing Dylan to tumble down the hill naked and into someone's backyard where she quickly finds some Hand-or-Object Underwear to cover herself.
  • City Hunter: The Cupid's Perfume: At the gala, the tip of Kaori's dress gets caught in an elevator door as it is going up. She avoids getting stripped at first by stubbornly clinging to her dress, which results in her being lifted from the floor. Then Poncho tries to help her, but the elevator is stuck and he has to go up one floor by the stairs to make it move down. Of course, he mucks it up by going one floor too low, and this time Kaori's dress is ripped off her body, leaving her in underwear and garter belts in the hallway.
  • This is Older Than Television: Jean Harlow's dress gets caught in the car door in the 1929 Laurel and Hardy short Double Whoopee.
  • Futtock's End: As the party is leaving for the station at the end of the film, Carol's skirt gets caught in the car door and pulled off.
  • In Good Luck Chuck, Cam has her skirt ripped off when it gets caught in her date's car door, exposing her penguin-adorned panties.
  • Hiss And Boom: Vera's whole dress is ripped off, leaving her in a slip, when the bellhop marches away with her trunk, which has her dress caught in the lid.
  • Happens in In The Good Old Summertime during the Meet Cute moment between the female lead and her male counterpart. The heroine gets her skirt unwittingly stuck in the hero's bicycle chain and when he rides off, her skirt goes as well, leaving her behind in her underwear.
  • Idle Hands: When Molly is tied to a car that's being raised to the ceiling, Anton tries to get her free but only manages to snag away her dress, leaving her in her underwear.
  • In Innerspace, Tuck gets into a fight with Lydia and runs after her onto the street only wearing a towel. The towel then gets stuck in a cab door and he ends up standing naked on the street as the cab drives away.
  • In It's a Boy Girl Thing, Nell's pajama top is ripped off when it gets caught in her window, causing her to flash her neighbor by accident.
  • In It's a Wonderful Life, George steps on Mary's robe by accident while walking home from a school-dance-turned-swim, and she needs to hide in the bushes, naked, until he gives her robe back to her.
  • John Tucker Must Die: Beth is sneaking out of the back of John's jeep when her skirt gets snagged. Kate tries to keep John distracted while Beth struggles to get free. Beth is next seen getting into Carrie's car with her jacket wrapped around her waist and complaining "It's not even my date and he still gets me out of my skirt!" as John drives off with her skirt wrapped around his wheel.
  • In Jumpin' Jack Flash, Terry is sneaking around a secure area of the British embassy when she gets her cocktail dress caught in a paper shredder. Cue Terry trying to hold up the front of her dress to avoid exposing her breasts while simultaneously trying to retrieve the bottom half while there's still anything left to cover her legs.
  • In Marley & Me during the sequence where Marley is tormenting his house sitter, we see him following her out of the shower pulling on her towel until it finally comes off.
  • MouseHunt: While trying to operate his string factory single-handed (all the workers have quit because he can't pay them), Lars fails to notice a thread from his coat has become snagged and unravelled, and feeds it into the machinery. Then as he flails about trying to shut the machines down, more parts of his clothes keep getting caught and unraveled until he's stripped naked. For anyone curious, read the note  or see here for how it was done.
  • The Myth has this happen when Jackie Chan and Samantha are trying to escape from some thugs and end up in a chase sequence in a Rat Glue factory's Conveyor Belt o' Doom that is sticky and gets their clothes stuck in it. A lot of Clothing Damage ensues for everyone via either Giving Them the Strip or Stripping Snag.
  • In New York Minute, when the Olsen Twins characters are sneaking out of their hotel, Jane's Modesty Towel is caught in the scaffolding and she ends up falling naked into a dumpster.
  • In the 1987 comedy movie Off The Mark, Terry Farrell character has her shirt ripped off when one of the competitor's trips and grabs it, leaving her topless.
  • The title character of Roxanne gets locked outside with only her bathrobe, which is caught in the door, forcing her to run outside naked to look for help.
  • In the opening scene of Scary Movie (2000), the Killer is chasing Drew across her backyard. On his first attempt to grab her, he rips off all her clothing, leaving her running in bikini-like underwear.
  • In Should A Schoolgirl Tell, this happens to main character Josefine when she enters the courtroom. Her skirt gets snagged on the door, baring her underwear, and causing the jury to laugh. Hilariously, she does not realize it until pointed out by the judge.
  • In So Close during their playful bathtub fight, Lynn manages to throw Sue into the bathtub, but Sue grabs Lynn's Modesty Towel as she's falling, snatching it away with her. Lynn then skillfully wraps herself with the shower curtain before Sue can recover and walks away victorious.
  • In Used Cars, a woman in a live TV advert gets her dress caught on a car's hood ornament and (surprise) has it completely yanked off when the hood pops open.

  • In the Choose Your Own Adventure book The Worst Day of Your Life, on one path you have to flee a house in the middle of a bath, forced to run while wearing only a towel. Not too long after, you leap over a fence, but your towel gets caught on the fence, leaving you to escape into the forest completely naked. Not that it matters much, since you stumble into quicksand shortly after and drown.

    Live-Action TV 
  • A staple of practical joke shows. To cite a few examples: #1, #2, #3...
  • A downplayed version in the Arrested Development episode "Afternoon Delight". GOB rides up in a cab wearing a banana costume and on exit gets part of his outfit stuck in the cab door. With the help of Michael, he is able to free himself before any clothing damage could ensue.
  • A common happenstance on The Benny Hill Show, usually accompanied by an exaggerated Stock Sound Effect of fabric ripping. For example in one sketch, some coppers (male and female) are giving chase to Benny, and have to go past a barbwire fence. After struggling for a bit, they go through but all of them snag their uniforms in doing so, ripping them off at the exact same time and leaving them in their underwear.
  • In the Spanish series Bienvenidos al Lolita, this is narrowly avoided when Violeta rushes after her dog that escaped in a towel. The door closes and locks behind her, catching her towel but she stops just in time for it to not be snagged off... but she still gets stuck outside in a public street with a small Modesty Towel barely covering her. She stays like this until her Love Interest passes by and decides to take pictures of her predicament, but she manages to snatch his phone and threatens to destroy it if he doesn't help her, which he does.
  • Danny on Blue Bloods once got his suit jacket caught in a fleeing suspect's car door and frantically ran after the car while trying to get out of the coat.
  • In Degrassi: Next Class, a rival school pranks the girls by stealing their clothes in the lockers and sounding the fire alarm, forcing all the girls out of the school in their towels. Frankie's towel gets caught in the door as she's getting out, leaving her briefly naked outside the school as her friends quickly hurry to help her.
  • In the Desperate Housewives episode "Pretty Little Picture", Susan follows Karl to his car where her towel gets stuck in his car door. He drives off and leaves Susan stripped naked. She panics and runs back to her house but the door is locked.
  • At the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest, hostess Lili Lindfors's skirt snagged on some scenery and tore off while she was walking out. After a brief display of panic, she revealed this was an Invoked Trope when she lowered part of her top, turning it into a dress.
  • In an episode of Hope & Faith, this happens to the title characters when their dresses are caught in a printing press.
  • In the How I Met Your Mother episode "Curse of the Blitz", the gang is stricken by the curse of the Blitz, which basically means that while the cursed person is not present everyone else experiences awesome adventures. In the second half, Barney has the curse, but at the end of the episode, he enters an elevator with an attractive woman in a long dress. When the elevator goes down her dress gets stuck in the door and you hear textiles ripping. At that moment you know that Barney is freed from the curse.
  • In the Brazilian Soap Opera I Love Paraisópolis this occurs when Margot pisses off her ex-Love Interest after one of her Relationship Sabotage plots is found out, he expels her out of his apartment while she's bathing, throwing her at the elevator in just a Modesty Towel. When she leaves, her towel gets stuck in the elevator, leaving her naked in public and having to resort to Hand-or-Object Underwear to make her way home.
  • In the introductory sequence to the 2009 Kids' Choice Award, host Dwayne Johnson exits his car but accidentally catches his T-shirt and trousers in the door when he slams it. They rip off him as soon as he starts walking away, leaving him in only his boxer shorts; a Naked Freak-Out ensues.
  • The Lucy Show: In "Lucy Is a Kangaroo for a Day", Lucy's dress gets caught in an elevator and is unraveled. Not wanting to deliver contracts in her unmentionables, she borrows a Kangaroo costume to finish her chores.
  • The Mick: "The Baggage" ends with Mickey riding away in a motorcycle in a bathrobe, but her robe gets caught in the wheel and is ripped off of her when the bike starts to move and she rides off into the night completely naked.
  • Miranda: Happens to Miranda Hart on a crowded street in London, leaving her racing after the car in her underwear trying to get her dress back. An arresting sight on a six-foot comedienne whose shtick relies a lot on the visual humor inherent in her height and build.
  • Modern Family:
    • In "My Funky Valentine", Claire and Phil meet up at a bar to celebrate Valentine's Day. Claire decides to take off her clothes and put on only her coat to seduce Phil but while leaving her coat gets stuck in the escalator and they run into a few acquaintances, including Gloria and Jay who all suggest her take off her coat, unaware of her predicament. Gloria eventually realizes and covers Claire with her own coat so she can take off the one that's stuck. Gloria comforts Claire by telling her "It has happened to me before."
    • In "Las Vegas", Gloria dressed in a Modesty Towel, goes into Claire and Phil's room to borrow Claire's hair products but her towel gets stuck in the door between their rooms. While she struggling to get it free, Phil and the leader of the secret magician's society (Patton Oswalt) walk into the room. She abandons her towel runs into the closet before they see her and Phil places a French Maid Dog Statue named Rebarka in the closet, not knowing Gloria is hiding in there. Phil then performs his magic trick, but Oswalt isn't impressed. That is until Phil accidentally causes smoke and Gloria pops out dressed in the French Maid Outfit she took from the statue, making Oswalt believe that it was all part of the trick.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus has the "Scott of the Sahara" sketch, where resident Smurfette Carol Cleveland is playing the heroine of a very bad film, pursued by a monster and running into cacti which persist in snagging into her clothing and stripping her to her panties. The cacti are so widely separated that it quickly becomes obvious that she's running by them on purpose so that her clothing can be ripped off for reasons of fanservice.
  • In Neighbours, Izzy is sitting in the sauna enjoying the steam when Paul walks in and sits right beside her. He asks if it's hot enough in there for her. "I could go hotter", she breezily replies and as she gets up to turn the heat dial her towel catches under Paul's hand and is snagged off of her entirely.
  • In the closing sequence to one episode of Operation Ouch!, Xand is wearing a space blanket as his 'space cape'. Chris closes the door of the ambulance on it and the ambulance drives away; ripping the cape off.
  • Psych: Buzz didn't have time to change out of his stripper attire in time for Lassiter's wedding. Naturally, his tear-away pants snag when he chases down the suspect, much to the horror of the wedding guests.
  • Rules of Engagement: Happens in "Harassment" to Audrey who gets her dress stuck in her office's elevator. When the elevator rides up it ends up pulling her dress and flashing her panties to the entire office (including a disgruntled employee who had just filed a sexual harassment claim against her).
  • Playfully invoked by Mycroft in the Sherlock episode "A Scandal in Belgravia", when he steps on the sheet Sherlock is wrapped in at Buckingham Palace which almost renders the latter naked.
  • Ugly Betty: In "Betty's Wait Problem", Marc helps Amanda get the media's attention at a red carpet event by deliberately stepping on the hem of her dress as she runs towards them, which causes her dress to be ripped off leaving her in the buff in front of a crowd of photographers. She's momentarily embarrassed but soon gets over it as the flashbulbs start popping and begins posing and enjoying the attention.
  • Unfabulous: In the "Book Club" episode, Addy tries sneaking out of her home through the front door while her mom is meditating in the living room. Addy makes it, but her skirt doesn't.

    Video Games 
  • Pac-Man: In Coffee Break 2, Blinky gets his sheet stuck on a pole, and it rips, revealing his inner layer. By the time of Coffee Break 3, Blinky's sheet has been hastily stitched back up.

    Web Animation 
  • In the Smosh Babies episode "The Honey Dew Balls", when Mrs. Hecox drops Ian and his friends off for their first day of Kindergarten, Ian's diaper gets caught in her car door. Isla tries to tell him about it, but he silences her. When Mrs. Hecox drives away, the car door tears Ian's diaper off, leaving him naked from the waist down for the rest of the episode.


  • In the Rejected Princesses site, Zelia Nuttall's entry mentions how, when two young men came to visit, this happened to her and without missing a beat she continued introductions. In the illustration, a maid can be seen frantically running off with the torn dress in the background.

    Web Videos 
  • Happens to a lady in a pink dress in the end of "Zoochosis: Escalator", when she bends down to pick Hershey Kisses purposefully planted by a guy with dirty intentions. The guy, on the other hand, is not so lucky when a shoelace gets snagged.

    Western Animation 
  • 6teen: In "Wrestlemania", Nikki has her dress caught in an escalator and it gets torn off, leaving her standing there in her underwear just as her ex bumps into her.
  • Looney Tunes:
    • In "Mississippi Hare", Bugs dresses as a Southern Belle to escape Colonel Shuffle, and tricks another man into tossing the Colonel off the steamboat. Bugs' skirt then gets snagged on a gate, stripping off the back half. The man takes one look at the "lady's" exposed cottontail, throws a fit and jumps ship. "Aw, well. We almost had a romantic ending."
    • The same gag is used in "Hare Trimmed", with Bugs pretending to be a widow that Yosemite Sam wants to marry. They are halfway to the altar when Bug's train gets caught in a nail, and Sam notices just as he's about to say "I do."
    • Overlapping with Clothing Damage, this also happens to Daffy Duck at the tail end of "Stupor Duck". As the rocket on which he's riding goes toward the moon, his entire uniform is stripped away.
  • In the prologue to the The Looney Tunes Show episode, "Peel of Fortune", Bugs and Daffy are at the mall, where Daffy wears a pair of "Mall Pants". Daffy's mall pants get caught in the escalator and sucked off just before the opening credits run.
  • Happens to Lincoln in the pilot of The Loud House, wherein he gets his clothes sucked into the vacuum his sister Leni is using.
  • In the My Life as a Teenage Robot episode, "The Price of Love", Sheldon pays Pteresa to date him to make Jenny jealous so that she will notice him.note  Sheldon ends up having to sell everything but his underwear at a Garage Sale to pay Pteresa back. After Sheldon confesses to Jenny what he had done, a furious Jenny walks away from him. Sheldon tries to catch up with her, but his underwear gets caught in the front door, which ends up ripping it off and leaving him naked.
  • Happens to Madame at the beginning of Pet Pals, where her bodyguard accidentally closes the car door on her dress, tearing it off and exposing her underwear to a group of photographers.
  • Rugrats: In "The Big Diff", Angelica tells Tommy and Chuckie that they can't be best friends because they're too different, and best friends have to be exactly the same. While Tommy dresses in a blue shirt and green pants and ditches his diaper to be more like Chuckie, Chuckie dresses in a blue shirt and a diaper to try to be more like Tommy. When Tommy and Chuckie decide to go their separate ways, Chuckie stumbles back and his diaper gets caught on the leg of a toy cat, which pulls it off, leaving him naked from the waist down right in front of Susie, Phil, and Lil.
    Phil: Rash-free.
    Lil: Sweet!
  • The Simpsons:
    • In the episode "Homie the Clown", Homer rides a tiny bicycle to attempt a stunt done by Krusty. His baggy pants snag on the bike's back wheel which starts to rip away and reveal his bare butt. Shown here.
      Krusty: Eh, burn that seat.
    • "Treehouse of Horror III", Homer strides into Bart and Lisa's Halloween party in a toga... which catches on a nail and leaves him in his briefs before an entire crowd of laughing kids.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: In the episode, "Pre-Hibernation Week", SpongeBob runs away from Sandy when all of the extreme sports she wants him to do with her before hibernation cause him great pain. He decides to hide under Patrick's rock but gets his pants caught on a reef. The reef pulls them off, leaving him in his underwear. When Sandy finds SpongeBob's pants on the reef, she overreacts as she assumes something terrible must have happened to him, and she forces everyone in Bikini Bottom to form an unnecessary search party for SpongeBob.
  • In the first Total Drama season, Heather is riding a fast-moving vehicle and loses her top when a passing tree branch slips under it and rips it off.


Towel Snagged by Car

Susan's towel gets stuck in a car door and is ripped off her as the car drives away.

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