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Be grateful he was just in the leg.

Ray Kowalski: You're empty handed.
Fraser: Yes, but I am not empty trouser-ed.

Some guy reaches right into his pants. Oh, God! He's pulling out — well the good news is that it's not that. The bad news is that it's still something you'd rather not see, or at the very least is something you wouldn't expect to see being carried around in one's trousers.

Basically a Hammerspace spot where the sun don't shine. Can be Nightmare Fuel for some, usually for the characters watching more than the audience.

Women can pull this trick too, with their own... implications about it. Also can be done whether it's pants or a skirt.

When the Trouser Space region is explicitly the character's rectum, then that's an Ass Shove. When the item retrieved is a gun, then it's a Pants-Positive Safety, and may be part of an Extended Disarming.

Not to be confused with Magic Pants, or, despite being the trouser version of Hammerspace, Hammerpants.

Compare Victoria's Secret Compartment (the rough distaff equivalent), You Do NOT Want To Know, Treasure Chest Cavity.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Amagi Brilliant Park: To all appearances, it's where Isuzu Sento keeps her enchanted musket, Steinberger.
  • Black Butler II: In episode 7 Hannah pulls a rather large gatling gun from her skirt.
  • In Bleach, Ururu turns around, bends over and pulls a bazooka from out her skirt. One that's larger than her entire body.
    • The Arrancar Pesche keeps his sword down the front of his loincloth, and massively squicks the Mad Scientist Szayelaporro Grantz in the process. That's quite an accomplishment, given how disgusting Szayelaporro's actions usually are.
  • Buso Renkin: Whether he is wearing his tight, ice dance inspired costume or his butterfly embroidered speedos, Papillon has been shown to pull whatever he needs from the crotch area of his outfit. Keys, a spare copy of his costume and even the a bulky, larger than palm-sized kakugane have all appeared from his costume despite there being no indication that they were in there beforehand.
  • In Crayon Shin-chan, Nene/Penny several times stores plush animals in her dress, including Happiness Bunny — even a huge pile of them bigger than she is — without any visible indications. This is lampshaded once when her friends told her they could tell by how she walked like she was constipated.
  • In one chapter of Death Note, Mello was depicted stashing his gun down the front of his pants as he left his meeting with Near. This bit (likely understandably) didn't make it into the anime adaptation.
    • Though the anime team did choose to actually depict just where Light stashed Misa's Death Note when he had to "hold" it. In the manga, it was implied he strapped it to himself with a corset. In the anime, well... [1]
  • Bulma in Dragon Ball once hid a very large diamond in her panties — leaving no visible bulge, which has made some of the more dirty-minded readers wonder exactly where it was kept. In fact, in the manga, Krillin says he can "tell by the smell where you hid it!" Another (slightly more innocent) version has Krillin saying "It doesn't smell at all" while seeming somewhat surprised. Bulma replies "Why should it?"
  • Excel from Excel♡Saga does this on Episode 22.
  • FLCL: Haruko seems to be able to fit her Rickenbacker bass guitar inside her underwear. That, a giant boxing glove on a spring note  and who knows what else...
  • In Fullmetal Alchemist, Al likes to store things in his loincloth. Despite the fact that the loincloth is not actually hiding anything due to his... metallic nature, it never fails to freak out the people who see it. They usually tell him to stop doing it, but he seems to like the attention.
  • Shuichi in the Gravitation manga apparently keeps an important photo Yuki gave him close to, uh, his important member. This causes an awkward moment when Yuki, who wants to fully explain the significance of the photo to him, has to stuff his hand down his pants to retrieve it.
  • In Hetalia: Axis Powers, Italy has pulled at least once a pair of boxers... out from his own pair.
  • The titular Cocotamas in Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama are frequently shown pulling the contracts they make with their human contractors and the eggshells they hide in to avoid being seen by humans who aren't supposed to know about their existence from their eggshell-shaped underpants.
  • Kochikame: Special Detective Kitano who only wears a speedo and equipped with sidearms always pulls a banana from down there to eat and also carries around his cell phone and other items.
  • Lupin III:
    • The title character likes to hide some of his back-up gadgets in his boxers. Sometimes, his boxers are the back-up gadget.
    • Lupin III: Crisis in Tokyo features Lupin pulling a yo-yo out of his boxers at one point.
    • In the opening to the anime, Fujiko keeps a giant boxing glove on a spring... somewhere intimate that she uses to punch Lupin when he tries to dive into her bed in naught but his skivvies.
  • In Mobile Suit Gundam, a Zeon soldier captured in White Base criticized his captors for not making a proper cavity search before taking out a piece of metal from his mouth and a cord from inside his pants.
  • The titular Mysterious Girlfriend X does this with one or two pairs of scissors, but they're more "holstered" than "hidden" in her underwear (or bikini bottom, if it's summer).
  • In the G8 filler of One Piece, Luffy hid the inflatable octopus from Skypiea in his pants. Everyone was confused.
    Zoro: Didn't it feel funny down there?
    Luffy: Down where?
    • Oda also confirmed in an SBS that Franky stores tools in his speedo.
  • Ponta the tanuki in Panda’s Great Adventure, for one of his attempts to kill Lonlon pulls a huge can of gasoline out of his pants in an attempt to burn him to death.
  • An amateur filmmaker in Planetes, making a movie on a space station without authorization, has all of his equipment confiscated, and has to resort to a backup camera he stored in his pants.
  • In Potemayo, Guchuko can store corncobs, snakes and whatnot in her underwear. She also keeps her battle-axe there when she's not using it.
  • Poemi roots around in the front of her skirt for rather a long time, with her arm rather far in, before she pulls out her pager.
  • In the first episode of Trigun, the strap on Millie's "stun gun" breaks and it falls on the floor from where it's concealed. She's wearing a very voluminous cloak and later on she's revealed to be wearing a shirt, tie, and slacks underneath, but it's nonetheless a rather alarming sight. Not least because what she terms a "stun gun" is the size of a minigun that fires ammo which appears to have been made on the assumption that the "stun" they were shooting for was "clobber into submission".
  • One of the demons in Wedding Peach pulls a carnival style strength test out of his pants in one episode, actually freaking out his devil master by doing so.

    Comic Books 
  • Cavewoman: In Cavewoman: Raptorella #2, Meriem produces a hand grenade she somehow had concealed in the bottom of her Fur Bikini.
  • Hawkeye: In Hawkeye (2012), during the first part of "The Tape" story arc, Clint wound up stuffing his special "Amex Black" card (which has no credit limit) down the front of his pants. While interrogating him Madam Masque is disgusted to hear this and is the only one willing to reach in and get it especially since she's actually Clint's teenage sidekick Kate in disguise.
  • X-23: The infamous Panty Shot scene during "Collision" sees X-23 sticking a folded-up document in the waistband of her pants, flashing the top of her thong in the process. There's not an unsightly bulge to be seen, despite the fact her pants are practically painted on.

  • In Ynyr's The Cult of Dionysus, Nymphadora Tonks smuggles prison-escape tools in her "You-Know-What" into Azkaban to spring Harry, Hermione and Luna. She uses her shapeshifting abilities to alter the position of her inner organs to make more room down there (it looked still rather painful). Watching her removing the bag from this orifice gave Harry nightmares til his last day and Hermione vomited from this scene.
  • In My Lord Harry Potter Neville gets into a duel with the magical King of America which requires stripping down to their underwear for some unspecified reason. When the king tires of missing Neville with spells and starts shooting at him with a summoned gun, Neville pulls the Sword of Gryffindor out of his underpants.
  • The Loneliest Laundromat: Either this or Victoria's Secret Compartment is how Sonata gets money after stripping down for clothes launder.
  • Vow of Nudity: At the climax of one story, while hogtied and being held naked by her captors, Haara reveals she hid the Piscine Stone in her vagina due to a lack of other options.

    Films — Animated 
  • In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Baby Brent sticks the giant ceremonial scissors for the unveiling of Sardineland down the back of his pants. You can even see the handles stick out as he turns around.
  • In DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Dijon makes off with Scrooge's money from his money bin by stuffing it in his pants. This includes a whole treasure chest full of money falling out of his pant leg and tripping Scrooge as he chases him.
    • This is Dijon's standard move for stealing treasure. He does it multiple times in the movie; the money bin incident is just the most notable because his pants are literally bulging with money at that point.
  • The Emperor's New Groove: Yzma hikes up her skirt, saying "I bet you weren't expecting... this!" Pacha and Kuzco are scared at first... and then realize she's just pulling out a vicious-looking dagger, and sigh in relief.
  • In the FernGully sequel, a circus performer pulls a fishing pole out of his pants to save his granddaughter.
  • At the end of We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, Stubbs the Clown hands in his props when he resigns from Prof. Screweyes' circus, and starts pulling a bunch of random stuff out of his pants. Among the things were a host of traditional pranks like a joy buzzer and a fake Overly-Long Tongue, his backstage pass, his rabbit, the rabbit's back stage pass, "a few birds", a lucky whale tooth which was around his size, and "a giant clam that opens to reveal a mermaid holding the American flag and her normal brother Richard!"

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In 3 Dev Adam, El Santo never pulls an overly-large object out of his wrestling shorts. However, he does stuff much of Spider-Man's lair into the front of them during his search. Lampshaded in a review by website I-Mockery when El Santo carries around a corpse of Spider-Man, the reviewer comments that El Santo must have ran out of room to stuff him in.
  • In Batman (1989), The Joker pulls an absurdly long-barreled revolver out of the front of his trousers. It's so long that he shouldn't have been able to walk with that thing down his trouser leg, at least not without a serious limp.
  • Black Panther (2018). Black Market Arms Dealer Ulysses Klaue is selling a vibranium axe-head to a member of the CIA. He unzips his crotch and takes it from his pants, saying he thought he'd save the money for a suitcase. Bonus points for it being wrapped in paper labelled FRAGILE.
  • From Blazing Saddles:
    Bart: Excuse me while I whip this out.
    (reaches into waistline as crowd gasps and screams. Bart pulls out paper; they sigh with relief)
  • A rare female example in Blondie Johnson where Blondie's packing a gun up her ... skirt.
  • In Bowling for Columbine, there is a clip from a video made to sell school administrators on uniforms (and/or metal detectors) showing a teenager pulling about half a dozen pistols out of the pockets and waistband of his baggy jeans, what looks like a MAC-11 submachine gun and its separate mag, and finally a shotgun that was in his pants. It's not clear how the kid could walk without clanking, let alone nonchalantly with that much metal on him and the shotgun acting like a leg brace.
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). Watched by a wide-eyed Mina Harker, Lucy Westenra appears to be reaching into the trousers of her American suitor, saying "Let me touch it; it's so big!" only to remove a huge Bowie knife.
  • City Heat (1984). In the final shootout Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds keep producing larger pistols in an attempt to both shoot the mooks and one-up each other. Clint naturally has the biggest gun, an absurdly long-barreled revolver which he pulls out of his trousers.
  • Diamonds Are Forever. Bond Girl Tiffany Case discovers this doesn't work if you're wearing a skimpy bikini. Blofeld quickly notices the blatantly obvious cassette tape she has shoved into the back of her bikini bottoms, that she's trying to switch with the control tape of his Kill Sat.
    Blofeld: Tiffany, my dear. You're showing a bit more cheek than usual.
  • Forced Vengeance (1982). An employee denies he's skimming from the casino. Chuck Norris forces him to take off his pants where he's hiding the money, then walk trouser-less through the casino being laughed at by patrons.
  • Lampshaded in The Godfather when Michael Corleone asks to go to the toilet in the middle of his meeting with Sollozzo. Corrupt Cop McCluskey is immediately suspicious and does a pat-down of Michael's groin to see if he's got a gun hidden there. There is a gun, but it's been hidden in the toilet.
  • The Guard: Gerry hides a Derringer in his pants just by his groin.
  • From Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Gay Perry keeps a tiny derringer in the crotch of his pants, knowing that straight men never check a man's crotch too thoroughly. He's right.
  • Lampshaded and parodied in Lean on Me, where one high school character imitates the Principal's demeanor while unlocking a door. He reaches into his beltline, finds something, and says, "Ooh, that's not the key".
  • Let's Get Harry (1986). A group of construction workers, financed by a gung-ho businessman and advised by a mercenary, go down to Columbia to rescue a colleague. The mercenary, who's given them strict instructions not to try bringing guns into the country, walks into their hotel room, grabs the businessman by the crotch and says, "I want you to give me this." While the others are gaping at this apparent Ho Yay, the businessman gives a shamefaced grin and produces a 9mm pistol from his underpants.
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight: Veteran CIA agent Nathan Waldman keeps a small-caliber pistol strapped right next to his genitals (he's been in the business long enough to know that men don't like the idea of patting other men there). It becomes a Chekhov's Gun when Samantha Caine is getting some pretty impressive waterboarding (by being tied to a water wheel) and notices that Waldman's drowned corpse is right next to her.
  • The Magic Voyage: During Christopher Columbus' Dream Sequence, he pulls a spyglass out of his nuts.
  • Magnum Force. When a pimp is pulled over by a motorcycle cop shortly after he's murdered someone, he tucks a small revolver between his legs, outside his pants rather than inside them. Even then he's taken by surprise and murdered before he has a chance to reach for it.
  • The Mask: When the Mask is searched by some policemen, they extract all kinds of crazy stuff from his trouser pockets, including a bazooka ("I have a permit for that") and a framed portrait of the lead detective's wife.
  • Pool of London: While attempting to smuggle an absurd amount of watches into London, George not only fills every pocket on his suit, but also stuffs them down his trousers.
  • Snatch.: Vincent stores the fist-sized diamond in his pants, in case he got mugged. Sol counters. "Who is gonna mug two black fellas, holding pistols, sitting in a car that's worth less than your shirt?!" In fact, they do immediately get mugged.
  • The Sting. Johnny Hooker demonstrates trouser space when suggesting that a money courier should hide his money there. This was a trick. During the demonstration, Hooker switched the courier's money for a wad of plain paper.
  • Sweeney 2. Jack Regan leaves his apartment key for a bird he's chatting up, only when she goes around to his place he's passed out drunk. So she unzips his fly and deposits the key there before leaving. He rings her up later and offers her the opportunity to retrieve it, but she's not interested.
  • They Call Me Bruce. Bruce hits the jackpot and the slot machine pours out so much money his pockets are quickly full, so he removes the stockings from the girl he's with, ties them around his legs and gets her to dump the rest of the coins into his pants. This comes in handy when a mafia hitman stabs him and the coins act as a Pocket Protector.
  • In Tropic Thunder, Jeff Portnoy is in just his underpants during an intense firefight. He reaches into them, and after struggling for a moment pulls out a pistol and fires a bunch of blanks.
  • In Versus: as a Running Gag, the weaselly Yakuza keeps getting disarmed of his pistol, causing him to immediately pull another pistol out of his back waistband. How many pistols is he storing in that exact spot?

  • In A Brother's Price Jerin keeps his lockpicks there. (Possibly also his Chastity Dagger, though he can remove that without too much indecency, apparently).
  • In Cops: Their Lives In Their Own Words an undercover policeman relates how he had a small automatic hidden in his jocks, and had to go fishing around for it while a hitman was blasting away at him.
  • In the Discworld novels, Nanny Ogg makes a habit of keeping her valuables in her knickers, causing her to turn away and emit all manner of strange twanging noises when she needs to retrieve something.
  • In the Encyclopedia Brown story "The Case of the Foot Warmer," someone is accused of stealing two BB rifles by putting them down his pants legs, leading to a stiff-legged walk.
  • In Vladimir Mayakovsky's "My Soviet Passport" the character gets a passport out of his trousers. The original poem actually said "out of my wide trouser-legs". The contents of the trousers eventually became a subject for lots of Memetic Mutation in Russia.
  • Rogue Warrior. During an anti-terrorism exercise, one of Marcinko's men is captured and makes lewd comments while being searched by a female soldier, to discourage her from finding the gun hidden in his crotch.
  • Serpico. When Serpico is assigned to Vice, he faces the problem of hiding his firearm somewhere a prostitute can't detect when feeling him up as a potential client. So he hides a small automatic pistol in his crotch, because if the hooker touched him there it was legally regarded as an overt sexual act and he could arrest her anyway.
  • Tales of the Ketty Jay. When the Century Knights rescue Darian Frey from the gallows, they challenge him to prove his claim that he's been to the legendary sky pirate port of Retribution Falls. Frey reveals he's been hiding a page torn from the port's log down his pants for the past few days. A female member of the Century Knights is not happy about being ordered to fetch it.

    Live-Action TV 
  • A running gag in 'Allo 'Allo! was putting things down people's trousers to hide them. This included sausages, money, and rolled-up valuable paintings.
    • Also batteries, sticks of dynamite, rolled-up copies of valuable paintings, batteries disguised as sausages, sticks of dynamite disguised as sausages, valuable paintings and copies thereof rolled up and stored inside sausages, the same stored inside baguettes... are we getting the idea, here?
  • Played magnificently in an episode of All That, which featured Baggin' Saggin' Barry, a guy who could pull anything out of his comically oversized pants. When a similarly abilitied rival came into town, he was at first depressed. Then a Magical Negro told him to "reach down deep". The result? A Trouser Space contest with his rival, which he won by pulling out Abraham Lincoln.
    • His crowning moment came when he missed a flight at the airport because he spent too long failing to get through the metal detector with all that stuff... so he pulled out a plane.
  • In the Episode 6 of Al TV, during an interview with Ozzy Osbourne, "Weird Al" Yankovic recalls that it's just where he's put his bologna sandwich.
  • In an episode of Babylon 5, Sheridan is going to negotiate with a Mad Bomber and wants to keep a com line open with Garibaldi. He knows that his com link will be visible if it's on his hand as usual, and that the bomber will likely think of checking if he hides it in his shirt. So he drops it down his pants. It works great until he sits on it.
  • Gaius Baltar has done this in Battlestar Galactica. Played totally straight, even with a strip search.
  • Richie in Bottom fit a whole BBC camera in down there.
    There's plenty of space in my trousers… sadly.
  • Broad City:
    • In "What a Wonderful World," a creepy guy who tricks Abbi and Ilana into cleaning his apartment in their underwear keeps his cell phone in his diaper.
    • Ilana stores weed in her vagina.
  • Casanova gets an Unsettling Gender-Reveal in more or less this way... when the young man who he was taking to bed appears to remove his own genitals and puts a prosthesis in Giacomo's hand. "Hmm. Mine doesn't do that."
  • The Doctor Who episode, "The Runaway Bride". Donna is forced to hang a lampshade on how The Doctor manages to carry around a large two-handed R/C controller complete with aerial in his trousers.
    The Doctor: Bigger on the inside. (wink)
  • In the Drake & Josh episode "Alien Invasion", the boys get ready to pull a revenge prank on Megan, and Drake pulls the DVD needed for it out of his jeans.
    Josh: You put my copy of Alien Attack 2 down your pants?!
    Drake: So?
    Josh: So warm!
  • In a Season 3 episode of Due South, Fraser manages to smuggle files for Ray out of the police station by hiding them in the front of his trousers.
    Ray Kowalski: You're empty handed.
    Fraser: Yes, but I am not empty trouser-ed.
    • Possibly justified, the jodhpurs probably have enough space for it at least.
  • Late night comedian Craig Ferguson made this trope into a Running Gag on his show, first setting up the joke and then using a robotic sidekick named Geoffrey Peterson to deliver the punchline "In your pants!"
  • In The George Lopez Show episode, "George's house of Cards", after an argument over his refusal to give George the money he lost against him a few nights prior, Vic decides to give George the money at the end, only for George to discover that Vic literally keeps the money inside his pants. George reconsiders and instead asks Vic to write him a check, only to discover Vic keeps his checkbook in his pants as well.
  • In the TV adaptation of Gomorrah, the Camorra gangsters are shown counting their drug money and complaining about the stink, because junkies hide their money in their underwear as they aren't going to waste it on buying wallets. Once it's all been counted and bundled up, one of them wonders just how many pairs of underwear were needed to hold all this money?
  • In an episode of The Goodies, Tim is shown to be keeping all manner of things in his boxers, including a wad of cash and a Union Jack tea mug.
  • Guerrilla: Jas smuggles a container of glass shards into prison by hiding it inside her vagina. She's in quite visible discomfort on the way over.
  • Similarly, "In my pants!" became a running gag of Gilbert Gottfried's for a while on the remade The Hollywood Squares.
  • The crew from Hustle pull the same trick from The Sting on a drug dealer at the beginning of the third season.
  • MST3K: Torgo delivers a pizza to Doctor F. and Frank. He starts to get their complimentary 'crazy bread', reaching into his trousers before they holler "NO!!!"
  • NCIS. Abby, Ziva and Lee have to infiltrate an exclusive nightclub by posing as McGee's groupies. Ziva tells Lee to get a move on and she snaps back, "I don't know where your SIG is, but I'm having trouble walking."
  • The Night Of: Chandra agrees to help smuggle things in and out of jail for Naz so he can get Freddie's protection inside. She puts them inside of her vagina for this.
  • Bill on The Red Green Show is a master of this trope, constantly pulling things out of "storage space" in his overalls, up to and including a whole bicycle.
    • Bicycle, nothing! One time he retrieved an entire vaulting pole from out of there.
    • Then there was the one episode where he pulled an axe, a two-man saw, and a "powered" hacksaw out of his pants while attempting to cut down a tree (the last of which actually did the job. Go figure).
  • Wiseguy: In the first episode, The Mafia is surprised to see an Arms Dealer bring his woman to their meeting. As things go badly we see her casually unbuttoning her skirt (how she does this without attracting attention is not explained), then she somehow produces an Ingram MAC-10 and starts blazing away. Now admittedly the MAC-10 is quite small for an SMG, but it's still a large chunk of metal to be hiding between your legs while wearing a tight skirt. It's worth noting that this scene was based on a real-life arms deal in which the narrator noticed the women at the meeting were concealing firearms between their legs just from the way they sat down.

    Newspaper Comics 

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Since wrestling tights don't have pockets, wrestlers will frequently hide small weapons in the front of their trunks to hide them from the referee. Brass knuckles and bags of "salt" to blind the opponent are the most common, but other things have been done, a lot of props besides weapons in fact. When Chris Masters was doing his "Masterlock Challenge" (offering money to anybody who could break his Finishing Move) he would keep the cash he was offering (and at least once, a plane ticket) in his trunks.
  • When Chris Benoit stole Kurt Angle's Olympic medals, he kept them in the front of his tights. Partly for how much it annoyed Kurt Angle, partly for security (although Kurt did actually dive in for them once.)
  • At one point, Eric Young was holding onto an important videotape. In order to prevent someone from stealing it, he once wrestled an entire match with the large VHS tape stuck down the front of his tights (and it was as distractingly odd as it sounds.)
  • Sting has pulled his metal baseball bat out of his pants at times. It begs the question of how he was able to walk with it in.
  • Chris Angel's manager, El Maestro, does wear pants but "conceals" a particularly long stick on them that obviously can't fit in his pockets. Despite how long it takes to remove and replace after hitting Angel's opponents, the referee didn't catch on.
  • After Bullet Club forcibly shaved Ring of Honor World Champion Jay Lethal in 2016, their chosen challenger Adam Cole kept Lethal's formerly iconic braids in his tights.
  • At ECW As Good As It Gets, September 20, 1997, there was a mixed tag team match with Tommy Dreamer and Beulah McGillicutty vs. Rob Van Dam and his manager Bill Alfonso. Dreamer and RVD started the match, but, after RVD and his tag partner Sabu teamed up to send Dreamer through a table, and then RVD simply walked out on the match, the famous part of the match started. Beulah pulled a cookie sheet out of her sweatpants and blasted Fonzie with it, busting him open and causing him to lose 30% of his blood. Beulah eventually won the match for her team by pinning Fonzie with what Joey Styles called a "Beulahcanrana". Much like the Sting example above, it wasn't explained how she was able to walk with a cookie sheet in her pants.

    Tabletop Games 
  • In the Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 edition game, there is a way for a character to not only develop immunity to poison but actually absorb them for healing and stat boosts. On the Character Optimization forum at the Wizards of the Coast message boards, a character called the Trouserfang Dwarf was developed who got twinked this ability to the max and would walk around with his trousers full of the most venomous snakes he could buy and monstrously overpowered stats.
    • If anyone were to actually play this character, the suggested pre-combat threat was "Don't make me take off my pants".
      • A Blackadder reference could've worked too: "Mind, sir, or I shall take off me belt and, by thunder, me trousers'll fall down!"
  • The perk Natural Pocket in GURPS can represent this. To quote the rulebook, "Some interpretations have the potential to offend..."
  • Giants in Warhammer use random attacks in combat. At one point, these included "Stuff in Pants." The (very) unfortunate victim model was removed from the table permanently and counted as a casualty.


    Video Games 
  • Trucy does it with her panties as a magic trick in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney. Fortunately for the sanity of us all, they aren't panties that she actually wears.
  • In Creature Crunch, Wesley stores the items he collects (which he can eat to transform and eliminate his obstacles) inside his pants.
  • In Darkstalkers, Lord Raptor whips his guitar out of his pants (neck first) for his victory pose.
  • Played straight in another LucasArts adventure game — The Dig. Somewhat justified in that you're never carrying a great number of objects and none of them are particularly large — your shovel is a pocket shovel — but still beyond what anyone could realistically carry. Many of these same jokes make it into Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, as many of the LucasArts people from the MI series reconvened at Telltale.
  • Final Fantasy XIII: Most characters either have a weapon sheathe or their weapon Sticks to the Back. Hope, however, apparently stores his weapon (a large boomerang) down the back of his pants.
  • Lampshaded by Barney halfway through Heart of Evil, when he expresses concern over the fact that Percy might have accidently ejaculated on the Roasted Moose given to him at the beginning of the game. Later on, Barney himself yells in disgust after he apparently peed himself. It turns out that he had just spilled his glass of applejuice in his underpants. You stock up on the little food you can get during a war.
  • This trope is lampshaded Leisure Suit Larry 2: Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places) where Larry has to collect a 36-gallon trashcan-sized Grotesque Gulp soda. The narrator wonders how Larry's going to carry it with him... and then remembers that this is an adventure game and lets Larry just stuff the drink in his pocket.
  • Lampshaded in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. Luigi occasionally needs to take large items (often being half of Luigi's size) back to the Bunker. One time, when you're taking three of them back to a level, E. Gadd chuckles and says "It's a good thing you have such deep pockets in those overalls!"
  • All of the (bearded) freed prisoners in Metal Slug hide bonuses in their underwear. Including weapons. Is that a Super Grenade in your pocket. What makes it hilarious is the giant grin they give you as they shake the bonus out. The boxers are comically large and he manages to pull them out of his pants in one-piece and then put them back in easily.
  • Monkey Island:
    • The original Secret of Monkey Island game. Guybrush Threepwood stores his entire (Significant) inventory in his pants, with a particularly notable example involving the 'Key' to the Monkey-Cave — a gigantic cotton swab — seeing him pull that out of his pants is vaguely disturbing. In LeChuck's Revenge, he acquires a jacket, and starts storing large objects in his inner pockets instead. Which is a real shame, since he picks up a living monkey at one point, and the sheer number of puns and bad jokes that could've resulted from him stuffing that in his pants would be terrifying. Then there's the large dog he's able to shove into his coat.
    • At one point in LeChuck's Revenge, he finds his entire (usually sizable by that point) inventory has been into a single manila envelope, which he can (and really should) pick up and put in his pants. Upon opening it...
      Guybrush: Hey! That tickles.
    • The storing-stuff-in-his-pants aspect is returned and played up even more in Curse of Monkey Island, especially as you see Guybrush putting everything into and out of his pants. This includes a 60-pound block of tofu at one point in the game.
    • The banana picker Guybrush puts in his pants at one point. And there's a scene in the third game where he's stuck in quicksand: "Hang on, the quicksand is sucking all the cool stuff I found in that snake from my pants. Now THERE'S an odd sensation." On several occasions during Curse of Monkey Island, Guybrush will suggestively waggle his eyebrows at the camera as he puts some implausible device (such as a ten-foot-long boat pole) into his pants.
    • Escape from Monkey Island doesn't animate you taking things out of your pants per se, but if you pull up your inventory in the company of other characters, they will often call you out on the fact that you're technically rifling through your pants (with vaguely naughty jokes thrown in).
    • Homage is paid to this by Awakener.
    • Subverted in Tales of Monkey Island: Chapters 1 through 4 has Guybrush mention his "trousers" or "pants pockets" when he places items in his inventory; but in Chapter 5, when he places the tiny pyrite parrots into the tip jar he has gotten, he says, "Sorry, guys. I need to keep you in a more contained space than my jacket pockets!"
  • When Johnny Cage wins a round in the original Mortal Kombat, where exactly does he pull his sunglasses from?
  • Pajama Sam, who seems to have plenty of space in the dropseat of his pajamas.
  • In Puyo Puyo Fever 2, Gogette pulls out a mysterious potion out of his pants in Raffina's HaraHara course. Raffina naturally rejects the potion out of disgust.
  • In The Saboteur, Sean Devlin is always seen pulling out his guns somewhere inside his torso or pants.
  • Miyamoto Musashi from Sengoku Basara keeps some sort of giant broom/sword/thing don't the front of his trousers, which he pulls out whenever it's time to really kick some butt.
  • In The Sims series of games, people pull anything from an engagement ring to garden tools from their pants. Can be made interesting if they are doing that while in their underwear, or naked if you have certain Game Mods installed.
  • At the end of Skullmonkeys, Klaymen pulls a potato out of his pants to plug the exhaust pipe of Evil Engine No. 9.
  • So uh, a spaceship crashed in my yard.: Mark suffers a Groin Attack from putting a jellyfish down his pants.
    Mark: Ow, the burning.
  • Lampshaded in the computer game Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon:
    You put the ladder in your pocket. Ouch!
  • And again in Space Quest VI, after trying to pick up a plank:
    Narrator: Bet you can't fit that thing in your pants. Guess I was wrong, it does fit. There must be plenty of spare room in there.
  • In Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Strong Bad can store all sorts of things in his pants, including helium-filled balloons, a dozen dozen gelatin dessert packets, a large prop sword, and a bat hutch full of endangered bats.
    Strong Bad: Puttin' bat hutches in my pants, hope I don't get bit!
  • Tex Murphy pulls a 4-foot long bamboo pole out of his in The Pandora Directive.
  • Lampshaded in Thy Dungeonman 2; the title character is constantly putting stuff into his "roomy loin-cheese cloth".
  • All of The Walking Dead's protagonists seem to be able to store just about anything they need in their pants, from the realistic (a pistol) to the downright insane (a blowtorch).
  • When becoming Calamity Jane in Wild ARMs 3, Maya has a chain gun drop out of her skirt.
  • Yandere Simulator has Ayano Aishi able to carry around weapons and hide them even while naked. The developer hints that she keeps the weapons in her anus and vagina.
  • Lampshaded in Zork: Grand Inquisitor: From the beginning of the game, the player possesses a "permasuck machine" which is basically a canister vacuum. When he places it on the ground, Dalboz asks, "Just where were you keeping that?"

  • 8-Bit Theater:
    • From one strip:
    Black Mage: "Lemme just reach into my wizard-style robes and pull out... MY KNIFE!" (By which, he actually means his knife. Not... Oh, forget it.)
    • And as the comic goes on, he shows that he has much more than just the one knife in there. On at least two occasions, Black Mage has stabbed his targets with enough knives to open a silverware store.
  • Bruno the Bandit once pulled a bundle of literary criticism out of his boxer shorts.
  • As Dan of Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures demonstrates, you can hide all sorts of cool things in a dress.
  • Ghastly's Ghastly Comic naturally parodied this one.
  • Nip and Tuck: Tuck objects to Thelma Possum trying to feed him with candy she kept in her pouch;
    "This from a guy who carried his lunch money to school in his underwear."
    "I told you, it fell in through a hole in my pocket!"
  • In this Order of the Stick strip, Belkar says that he concealed his Ring of Jumping somewhere he was "reasonably certain no one would search". Gee, I wonder what finger he's wearing it on?
  • In the webcomic RPG World, the party's inventory is kept in Hero's pants. This led to an amusing scene when the others had to retrieve items while Hero was unconscious.

    Web Original 
  • Console Wars: In the Daze Before Christmas episode, Anti-Claus is revealed to keep a bag of potato flakes in his pants. When Pat asks him why he keeps potato flakes in his pants, Anti-Claus tells him that he couldn't fit them in his pockets because they were filled with macaroni.
  • Lampshaded in Death Note: The Abridged Series (kpts4tv):
    Light: As for Misa's Death Note, I'll keep it in the only place I know it will be safe — my pants.
    Misa: Oh, it'll be safe there! Light doesn't even let me in his pants!
    Ryuk: You're not missing anything.
  • In Orion's Arm, young Siberoos can be carried in their mothers’ pants long after they outgrow the pouch –- but mainly for special occasions such as birthdays.
  • There have been numerous stories on What the Fuck Is Wrong with You? about people having tried to steal things by shoving them down their pants. It's usually things like frozen meat, though it sometimes is much larger things like guitars... or chainsaws.

    Western Animation 
  • Animaniacs's Yakko keeps lots of things in his pants. Wakko would count if he wore pants.
    • He does keep Baloney in his Slacks...
  • The Joker in Batman: The Brave and the Bold once decided against the gas gun, knife, or pie he had up his sleeve and instead went for the bazooka that came out of his pants.
  • In The Brothers Grunt, the brothers spontaneously pull objects, usually food, out of their boxers.
  • The dragons in Dragon Tales have pouches that they can store seemingly anything in. They don't wear pants, but it's close.
  • Drawn Together has Toon at one point keep a toaster and a cooler in her vagina.
  • In Ed, Edd n Eddy, whenever Kevin needs his bike he pulls it right out of his pants.
  • An episode of The Fairly OddParents! had Francis the Bully shoplifting and sticking increasingly enormous items into his pants, including a large-screen TV, a generator, a car tire, and a 55 gallon drum.
  • In Fantastic Max, Max often pulls stuff out of his diaper. AB even comments about how unsanitary of a habit it is considering Max uses the object he pulls out to his fullest advantage.
  • Futurama:
    • Insane in the Mainframe: While thinking he is a robot, Fry takes some sandwiches from his pants and offers them to his friends, saying he took them from his compartment. They are not interested.
    • The Bird-Bot of Ice-catraz: The nature hippie encourages the use of the butt for hand-warming (and implied for storage), since it's "nature's pocket".
    • Mother's Day: Professor Farnsworth keeps the controls for his albino shouting gorillas down the front of his pants, as a Spear Counterpart to how Mom keeps the Universal Robot Controller in her bra.
    • Minx from "2-D Blacktop" retrieves her cellphone from inside her shorts.
  • Histeria! has Mr. Smartypants, and the segment of the show "What's in my pants" which usually always caused the Network Censor an ulcer.
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: In Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour 3, Timmy pulls the remote for their villain's Destructo-Chip out of his underwear.
  • Quack Quack from Kaeloo keeps a lot of stuff in his underwear (since he doesn't wear pants). These somehow include a piano, a UFO and a live sheep.
  • A running gag in Looney Tunes is that often characters will pull anything they need out of their pants—most commonly binoculars.
  • In the Mickey Mouse cartoon “Jungle Rhythm” Mickey pulls out a musket from his shorts.
  • In the Private Snafu short "Censored" the titular character retrieves a messenger dove from the back of his pants.
  • On Rugrats, Tommy often pulls stuff out of his diaper, usually his trusty toy screwdriver. Phil and Lil have been known to keep stuff there, too, such as god-knows-how-old graham crackers. Which makes one wonder, how often do the parents change the kids diapers if they never know they have all this stuff in them?
  • In Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights, Magilla Gorilla pulls an enormous telescope out of his very tight trousers. (Insert your own joke about having a phallic shaped object that expands in your pants here.)
  • In an episode of She-Ra: Princess of Power, her brother He-Man pulls out an absurdly long grappling hook from his furry, extremely short tights. It was long enough for She-Ra to hook it onto a space ship, while it was in space, from the surface of her planet. Try not to let Fridge Logic set in, it will be too painful.
  • In The Simpsons episode "You Only Move Twice", Scorpio hands Homer some un-packaged sugar from his pants pocket. He then offers cream to which Homer quickly declines.
  • In Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Jackie inexplicably managed to have a skateboard and two helmets hidden under her dress during her date with Marco. And when invited to join Star and Marco at a Love Sentence concert, she somehow has three skateboards hidden… somewhere. Plus an extra helmet for Marco (presumably only refraining from pulling a third helmet out because Star magic-ed up one for herself).
  • One episode of Total Drama features Cody somehow storing a loaf of bread and a can of soda in his pants without any apparent difficulty walking.
    Cody: I was gonna make us a... romantic picnic.
    Gwen: With bread from your pants?!

    Real Life 
  • In 2016, a man was caught trying to smuggle exotic birds into the United States from Cuba by hiding them in his trousers.
  • Razor Ramon Hard Gay himself was once filmed visiting Harajuku to demand that the punk kids there do the right thing and call their dads on Father's Day... using a cell phone he drew suggestively from the front of his leather hotpants.
  • ZP Theart, former lead singer of DragonForce, tends to stuff his wireless microphone down the front of his pants whenever he needs his hands free onstage.
  • There is a video on YouTube (believed to be a "warning video" to highlight the dangers of letting teenagers wear baggy pants) that shows a teenager pulling an absolutely improbable amount of guns out of his pants... including a full-size shotgun. It first achieved notoriety when it was shown in Bowling for Columbine, long before jeans went from baggy to skinny (Fashion Marches On?).
  • A notorious design of some school uniforms in Australia included a change purse in the front of the shorts on the inside and no other pockets.
  • Jennifer McCarthy was arrested after threatening her boyfriend with a pistol she pulled from a very specific place. A place you could only reasonably hide a weapon while wearing only lingerie.
  • How a woman stole a tourist's Rolex watch


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Alternative Title(s): Panty Space


Venus Fly Trap is in my A**

Jacksepticeye is surprised by where Clementine keeps potted plants.

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