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Bullet: What!? B-Butt Floss!?
Ragna: What? It's a descriptive term! Besides, we can see your entire ass! I mean, if you got it, flaunt it, but you can't deny the description.
Blazblue: Chronophantasma

Hot pants, mini shorts, or daisy dukes? Whatever you call them, it can be a great way to Show Some Leg without having to worry about a Panty Shot. This trope became popular in Real Life around the mid-1950s, and even more so during The '70s with the introduction of hot pants, and even though it has never been at the height of fashion, it's never really gone away, either. Though it's mostly a female trope, we're seeing more and more male characters slipping in, after major aversion or even inversion from most of The '90s through most of The New '10s.

For added sexiness, combine with Zettai Ryouiki and/or She's Got Legs. If you don't want to be too revealing, just add tights.



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  • Nair depilatory famously used the song (see Music below) as part of an ad campaign that ran from the late 1970s well into the 1980s.
  • Masculine example Played for Laughs: the L&P ''Stubbies'' advert shown in New Zealand. Also pokes fun at the The '70s.
    • Stubbies are a brand of men's shorts popular in Australia and New Zealand in the 1970s, and was a common part of schoolboys' uniforms.

    Anime and Manga 
  • Both Shiro and Anri from Adekan occasionally do this. As in, daisy duke shorts on a dude. Anri usually wears long pants, but the legs of them appear to be detachable which make them kind of creepy chaps-shorts.
  • Alois Trancy from the second season of the Black Butler anime frequently wears these, to the point that his "Booty Shorts" have pretty much reached memetic status.
  • Revy from Black Lagoon. Permanently unbuttoned.
  • Mizuho Asano from Bleach is commonly seen in hot pink short-shorts.
  • Kanzaki Kaori of A Certain Magical Index is an unusual example: she wears a pair of jeans... with one leg cut off. Goes really well with her tied-up white T-shirt..
  • Kallen from Code Geass.
  • Speaking of Valentine, Faye's trademark yellow outfit in Cowboy Bebop probably counts.
  • Battle Lovers Scarlet and Vesta of Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, who are guys. To indicate how short they are, Scarlet's ones narrowly miss mid-thigh and he's the shortest of the five Battle Lovers.
  • In Daily Life with Monster Girl, since Papi's talons makes her unable to wear pants, she usually sports shorts.
  • Deadline Summonner has Mamoru Onodera's Werewolf who favours this, alongside a leather jacket, skimpy top, and a collar, with plenty of spikes to go around.
  • Danganronpa 3: Like in previous installments, Aoi Asahina wears shorts as opposed to almost every female character in the franchise. The only other girl who wears shorts is Ruruka Andou. However, unlike Andou, Asahina actually wears a uniform...which she combines with shorts. Yes, she combines a suit with shorts, tights and sneakers. Initially, anyway. She later falls into the Short Tank category not long after the beginning of the series.
  • Dragon Ball:
    • Several outfits of Bulma have this. The first time is when, dealing with Oolong in Aru Village, Bulma is seen with a pair of brown short shorts. In the Red Ribbon arc, Bulma wore a red shirt that leaves her shoulders exposed and orange shorts. At the begin of Dragon Ball Z she wears white shorts.
    • Launch wears yellow shorts in the first appearance.
    • Videl wears tight spandex shorts.
  • Lucy and Lisanna from Fairy Tail both like this type of clothing. It almost seems like they take turns in wearing them - Lisanna usually wears shorts when Lucy is wearing a skirt, and Lucy usually wears shorts in the arcs that Lisanna doesn't take part in.
  • Envy of Fullmetal Alchemist. Hard to place as a male or female example.
  • Part of Haruhi Suzumiya's Unlimited Wardrobe. She wears cuffed jean shorts when the story wants to remind you she's the Tomboy to Mikuru's Girly Girl.
  • The twelve-year-old boy Gon from Hunter × Hunter wears a pair of bright green short shorts as part of his Limited Wardrobe—a fact not discussed in the show/manga but notorious in the fandom. Killua wears them a lot, too.
    • Even shorter are Cheetu's inexplicable short shorts.
  • The one-legged jeans are also part of Kisara Nanjou's style of choice in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple.
  • Lyrical Nanoha
  • Heero Yuy from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. Being designed after a female model, it doesn't do much for his already diminishing masculinity. He switches to white full-length pants for the OAV sequel, however.
  • When Takeo of My Love Story!! needs money, he works part-time at a cafe called Machos, where the waiters are big, muscular men in tank tops and short pants.
  • Misato Katsuragi from Neon Genesis Evangelion wears these when at home.
  • Hajime of New Game! wears short pants nearly exclusively.
  • By the series Standards, Hana-chan from Ojamajo Doremi wears these. With cute little hearts on each side.
  • Ururu in Oku-sama wa Mahou Shoujo tends to wear short shorts, as opposed to dresses like her friends.
  • One Piece:
    • Nami in the 10th movie, One Piece Film: Strong World, as well as in the Dressrosa Arc, wears super-short jean shorts.
    • Jewelry Bonney is fond of wearing short shorts too.
    • During a web contest for jeans with One Piece characters, Rebecca was the only female with shorts.
  • Osomatsu-san: Karamatsu is a Rare Male Example; one of his outfits is a tank top with a pair of short jean shorts that really emphasize his legs.
  • Pokémon: Misty's best known outfit includes very short jean-shorts. And in later generations, yellow shorts of the same length. Hell, if she's not wearing either outfit in any episode, chances are her regular outfit in said episode will incorporate this, too, as seen in "Luvdisc Is a Many Splendored Thing", in which she pairs a yellow top with darker blue shorts.
  • Some of the Cures have worn this from time to time in the Pretty Cure franchise. For example:
    • Both Nozomi and Rin, from Yes! Pretty Cure 5, have worn this for the Pretty Cure All Stars Suite Flower Card Collection, with Nozomi wearing jean shorts on two cards on which she's featured.
    • Love Momozono's casualwear in Fresh Pretty Cure! incorporates a pink jacket and denim shorts.
    • Worn by Nao Midorikawa in Smile Pretty Cure! with one of her casual outfits.
    • One of Iona's outfits in Happiness Charge Pretty Cure incorporates this, as do the costumes that come with the Roller Blade and Ninja PreCards.
    • Kirara Amanogawa wears this on her days off in Go! Princess Pretty Cure.
    • Mirai Asahina in Maho Girls PreCure wears a pair similar in design to Rosa's as part of her regular casual outfit, and Mofurun in The Movie sports pumpkin pants in her Cure form.
  • Sakura Kyouko from Puella Magi Madoka Magica wears cut-off jean shorts as part of her civilian outfit.
  • Akasha Bloodriver from Rosario + Vampire is shown to wear this under her gown when she removes the latter right before her sacrificial attempt to go Medieval on Alucard's ass. Of Corsets Sexy also comes into play.
  • Sailor Moon
    • Usagi Tsukino wears this with several of her outfits. Rei Hino has also worn this from time to time.
    • Also the Amazoness Quartet's final disguise in Super S.
    • The Starlights probably count as well.
  • Ai Astin from Sunday Without God wears short shorts as part of her regular gravekeeper outfit.
  • From Sword Art Online, Sinon's Gun Gale Online outfit could qualify as short shorts, although it was overlaid by green covers.
  • Yoko from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • Mew Zakuro from Tokyo Mew Mew.
  • Touka Kirishima from Tokyo Ghoul wears them in the first manga. In the sequel, :re, she wears pants instead to show her more mature nature.
  • In Vividred Operation, not only are the girls commonly seen wearing bloomers, but short shorts are part of the school uniform.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!
    • Anzu Mazaki/Tea Gardner occasionally wore short shorts as part of her outfits, when she wasn't wearing a mini skirt.
    • Let's not forget Shizuka/Serenity during Season 3 and the second half of Season 2.
    • Mai Kujaku/Valentine from the same show normally wears a purple skirt with a white corset, but wore purple short-shorts and a black corset when she was temporarily Brainwashed by Dartz during the events of Season 4.

    Comic Books 
  • Ramona Flowers, love interest of Scott Pilgrim, frequently wears short shorts, often with brightly colored tights underneath.
  • Ninjette from Empowered habitually wears a pair apparently held together at the sides by shuriken and with her nom de guerre printed across the seat.
  • Robins Dick Grayson and Jason Todd in the classic costume are a pair of rare male examples. Robin III Tim Drake opted for armored pants, as did those following him. In modern flashbacks Dick and Jason are given pants or tights as well.
  • Red Robin villain the Wanderer pairs incredibly short shorts with the rest of her revealing outfit. She kills via skin contact and appears to have an impressive healing factor so her outfit at least makes some semblance of sense.
  • Superboy (1994) supporting character Roxy Leech often wears short denim shorts.
  • Supergirl: The '70s' Supergirl costume included red hot pants. It is one of her most well-remembered costumes.
  • DC Comics' Dolphin
  • Young Avengers has Miss America Chavez, who almost always wears tiny shorts as part of her various Civvie Spandex ensembles.
  • During a period of time in Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog where the main characters were forced to go to school, Bunnie Rabbot wore some of these.
  • One difference between Zodiac Starforce and most Magical Girl series is that the girls wear shorts instead of skirts.
  • Robyn Hood suffers from progressive Clothing Damage over the course of The Hunt mini-series. By the time she reaches the final showdown, her tights have been reduced to an extremely abbreviated pair of shorts.
  • During the decades long transitional period between wearing flowing culottes and wearing swimsuit style briefs Wonder Woman's running shorts spent quite a while being quite short near the end of the period in which she was clearly wearing shorts.

    Fan Works 

  • Alice in the first Resident Evil film, though the shorts are partly concealed by the red dress she's wearing.
  • Trillian the first time we see her in the main story, in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
  • Kristofferson in Fantastic Mr. Fox wears short-shorts. Though it is most certainly not for sex appeal. At least we assume.
  • Worn by Candice during her fatal gymnastics practice session in Final Destination 5. Justified as most other gymnasts were wearing this as well during the same scene.
  • The title character of Tamara Drewe. As a disapproving older woman notes, "She poured herself into those shorts. She'll give herself thrush." No one remembers the movie; everyone remembers the trailer that primarily featured this sequence.
  • Felicity Shagwell in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. They're skin-tight.
  • Half of the scenes featuring Steve Christy in the original Friday the 13th (1980) has him wearing shorts shorts, an ascot and not much else.
  • In The Master, many of the navy men in the beginning of the movie. They were very much out of uniform.
  • Pepper Potts in The Avengers (2012), as well as being barefoot. Since she usually wears business suits and high heels, this shows how relaxed she's become around Tony since their relationship started.
  • The Great Outdoors features a female character wearing these in a bar, where she gets goosed with a pool cue wielded by one of the main male characters and, of course, romance ensues. Making the scene more remarkable is the woman is played by Lucy Deakins, best known for chase tween roles in films like The Boy Who Could Fly, leading to more than a few Hello, Nurse! moments for fans.
  • Part of Nikki's wardrobe in The Bling Ring. Most infamously worn during the pole dancing sequence.
  • The Fabricants in Cloud Atlas, specifically for fanservice since they're waitresses.
  • When he's not on duty, Agent Kruger does in Elysium. According to some of the BTS material, the idea of him wearing these came from his actor Sharlto Copley.
  • Melissa George in Triangle wears shorts.
  • Subverted rather hilariously in The Heat, when Mullins tries to cut Ashburn's clothes into something more bar-appropriate.
  • Several women in The Broadway Melody are shown wearing this backstage, making this Older Than They Think.
  • Harley Quinn's shorts in Suicide Squad seriously didn't leave much to the imagination. Margot Robbie claimed this was done to keep Harley's sense of "style" while keeping the outfit manageable. ("We tried the court jester costume," the actress said, "we tried the corset and skirt, we tried leather pants, we tried literally every type of costume possible for her," but it seems all those options just didn't work.)
  • A male example is seen in Miami Connection with one guy in a jersey and a pair of tiny white shorts.
    Mike Nelson: Welp, gotta return these shorts to John Stockton.
    Kevin Murphy: Wow!
  • In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Martha's character Ruby Roundhouse is an Expy of Lara Croft and wears the requisite short shorts. Martha even comments on what a stupid choice of outfit this is in the jungle.
  • Ellie Sattler. Jurassic Park. She spends most of her time running for her life in them.
  • Desiree in Gator Bait.
  • Diana spends almost the entity of Sisters of Death in short shorts. The only times she isn't, she either wearing a bikini or a negligee.
  • Oliver, played by Armie Hammer, wears a very short pair of these while frolicking in the Italy countryside in Call Me by Your Name.
  • Julia X: After returning home and cleaning up, Julia changes into an extremely abbreviated pair of cutoff shorts and stockings.
  • In Even Lambs Have Teeth, Sloane and Katie escape from their abductors wearing what they had been forced to wear, which is tank tops and very short shorts. These are the outfits they wear throughout their Roaring Rampage of Revenge.

    Live Action TV 

  • Yeon from Tower of God. Paired with bare shoulders. She's wearing pantyhose underneath.
  • Female characters from the Western manhwa Western Shotgun (웨스턴 샷건; known in English as Blazin' Barrels) aren't shy to show their cleavages and legs. The two characters who wear short shorts most often are Sheryl Crow (셰릴 크로우) and Amita Crusoe (아미타 크루소).




    Professional Wrestling 

  • Standard in women's volleyball and handball.
  • Formerly ubiquitous in Roller Derby, still a fairly common sight at home team bouts but less common in traveling play, especially in the ultra-competitive WFTDA Division 1.
  • These used to be standard issue in men's basketball, before they were slowly phased out in favor of the longer, baggier shorts currently worn. While they were being phased out players had the option to keep wearing the old short-shorts; legendary player John Stockton was famous for these. Amusingly, apparently they were short because Stockton was never asked to lengthen them until late in his career.
  • Cutoff jorts are a common stereotype for students and fans of the University of Florida.
  • Australian Rules Football is rather famous for the tight short-shorts that are part of the uniform. Perhaps not coincidentally, it also has one of the larger female audiences of sports world wide.
  • Standard for competitive runners, male or female. Taken to the logical extreme by some professional females, who wear a bikini-style outfit.

    Video Games 
  • Pokémon:
    • Pokémon Gold and Silver has male examples in Youngsters, (a.k.a. the shorts-obsessed kids) who wear their shorts somewhere halfway down the thighs (other generation Youngsters have approximately knee-length shorts) and Bugsy, the Gym Leader of Azalea Town, whose short shorts only add to his already very girly looks; for females, there's Whitney and Clair.
    • Pokémon Black and White: Hilda, the female protagonist, has quite short shorts, as does Flying-type gym leader Skyla.
    • Pokémon Black and White 2's version of Elesa.
    • Pokémon X and Y gives us Diantha.
    • Pokémon Sun and Moon: the female Team Skull Grunts, as befitting their urban gangster image; Sina (originally from X and Y) switches to wearing short shorts in Sun and Moon.
  • The respective best endings in Metroid Fusion and Zero Mission feature Samus Aran in blue and orange short shorts and tanktop.
  • Matsu from Sengoku Basara wears very short shorts (which are slitted up the sides to boot).
  • Laharl from Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, he is 1313 but looks like he is 13.
    • From Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice comes Salvatore the Magnificent, who is also equipped with a pair of short shorts.
    • In Disgaea Dimension 2, Laharl trades his shorts for pants. However, his vassal Etna takes his place in this trope as she trades her skirt for really short shorts.
  • Yuffie of Final Fantasy VII and its expansions changes outfits most frequently out of the cast, but always includes short shorts and stockings.
  • Yuna, everyone's favorite Badass Adorable summoner in Final Fantasy X, comes back to Final Fantasy X-2 as an Action Girl, leaving her classic white top and long blue skirt for a hotter Fanservice Absolute Cleavage shirt and tiny jean shorts underneath her half-skirt thing.
    • Rikku wears one of this in green color in both games.
  • Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII counts, with tight biker shorts that double as Modesty Shorts.
    • Alyssa Zaidelle from Final Fantasy XIII-2.
    • The only free DLC costume for Serah (Style and Steel) featured a pair in favour of her usual mini-skirt.
  • Other Final Fantasy games with this trope are Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (see those pages for details). The latter combines it with Zettai Ryouiki.
  • Ken Amada from Persona 3. He even wears them in the winter!
  • Scharlachrot from Arcana Heart 3.
  • Lara Croft of Tomb Raider wears these in her most iconic outfit.
  • Desdemona in City of Heroes.
  • The Soviet commando, Natasha, from Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3. In the Russian winter.
  • Akari Ichijou of The Last Blade wears a variation of a Miko outfit that includes these.
  • SAXTON HALE of (the backstory comics of) Team Fortress 2 is so manly that he rarely wears much more clothing at all!
    • In-game, the Heavy can wear short shorts. (And this was after the devteam specifically asked to not make short shorts for the Heavy.)
  • Bullet from Blaz Blue Chrono Phantasma wears uncomfortably tight-looking hottopantsu that resemble a belt more than anything else, which makes the actual belt look redundant. In addition to Ragna calling it "butt floss" due to how gratuitous it is, this is also what inspired Taokaka to call her "Butt Lady".
    • In a Chronophantasma Extend gag reel, Bullet's pelvic region is covered by the game's logo after the aforementioned hotpants are confiscated. Even Luna gets the point how revealing Bullet's attire is.
      Luna: "Ragna doesn't call you 'butt floss' for nothin'."
    • While she wears a Dangerously Short Skirt under normal circumstances, Makoto has a pair of spandex shorts after Amane Astrals her.
  • Minogame from Hellsinker wears a kind of very short brown jeans shorts. One interesting thing to note is that while Minogame is a Hermaphrodite he is always referred to as male.
  • Sharla from Xenoblade starts with the latest combat Daisy Dukes as her default equipment.
  • Mega Man ZX has Aile and Grey(The latter being one of the few male examples of this trope.).
  • For Fire Emblem Awakening, all of the series' previous protagonists got redesigns for their DLC appearances. Gaiden's female protagonist, Celica, received an outfit with a pair of shorts so short that even with the in-game picture cutting off just barely past the waist, it still shows bare thighs. (full version here.) Not entirely surprising given that the artist commissioned for her redesign normally does erotic doujinshi.
  • Ms. Fortune of Skullgirls when it comes to playable characters. Patty from The Last Hope when it comes to non-playable characters in Skullgirls.
  • Friday the 13th: The Game has Tiffany Cox, who has short shorts so short half of her butt is exposed.
  • Fallout 3 has a Raider outfit of this type added with The Pitt.
  • The Great Khan outfits in Fallout: New Vegas all feature this when worn by a female character.
    • Both 3 and New Vegas feature the Raider Badlands Armor, which appear to also be homaging Tomb Raider's outfit.
  • Resident Evil
    • Claire in Resident Evil 2 has some iconic pink short shorts over thigh length likra, the camera tends to be zoom in on the shorts at certain scenes. In Code Veronica Claire gets an alternate costume with hot pants and no likra, in Darkside Chronicles and Revlations 2'' (alternate costume) Claire gets the classic daisy dukes.
      • The RE2 Remake ditches Claire’s shorts shorts in favour of practical jeans. Though the booty shorts return with a vengeance in Claire’s more titillating alternate “classic” outfit.
    • Rebecca gets some daisy dukes in her cowgirl outfit in Resident Evil 0.
    • Resident Evil: Revelations: In an early scene set in the mountains, Jessica Sherawat is wearing fur hat, fur jacket, fur boots and short shorts over purple tights. She complains about the cold, and her partner Chris tells her "You should have worn your thermal underwear."
    • Sherry in Resident Evil 6 can wear her original outfit from RE2 but her shorts are much shorter compared to back then.
  • Poison from Final Fight (and later Street Fighter) wears an absolutely tiny pair of these. Notably she's a hermaphrodite/pre-op transexual (in most translations) which does raise the question of trouser space...
  • Mighty No. 9: Beck appears to, given that he's technically entirely composed of Xels.
  • The 3rd Birthday has Aya's Swimsuit outfit, consisting of little more than a bikini top and short shorts. The outfit's description even lampshades the impracticality of the outfit, given that the entire game takes place during the winter.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: Saria differs from the other female Kokiri natives in that she wears shorts in lieu of a skirt. That's just one way in which she differs from other Kokiri—she just so happens to be one of the Seven Sages.

    Visual Novels 
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc: Aoi Asahina wears shorts as opposed to all the other girls in all the other installments who all wear skirts in various lengths. She still wears shorts in the anime sequel (see above).
  • In Katawa Shoujo, Lilly's pyjamas involve a relatively modest top and a pair of very short shorts. Hisao sure appreciates the view.
  • Monster Prom:
    • The Hard-Drinking Party Girl Polly has two casual outfits, in both of them, she wears short shorts, in one it's white denim te other are black jeans.
    • The Coven's self appointed leader Joy wears rompers, which end in short shorts, she compliments them wearing pantyhose.

    Web Animation 
  • RWBY:
    • For the first three volumes, Yang wears a lopsided skirt that is held around her waist by a belt because it's completely exposed at the front of her body. It frames the hot-pants she wears and exposes her long, bare legs, serving to act as a quirky, asymmetrical 'frill' to her design rather being a genuine skirt. As a combat fighter who prefers close-combat physical fighting, it enables Yang to fight as freely as possible while also accentuating her femininity.
    • For the first three volumes, Blake wears a pair of tight white hot-pants over a pair of purple-tinted black tights. The shorts have black zips in the front of each leg, which creates the illusion that she's wearing an exposed garter over her shorts to hold up stockings.

    Web Comics 
  • Homestuck: In a rare male example, Jake seems to be associated with short shorts above and beyond any of the other characters - both of his alchemised outfits in Act 6 Act 4 feature them, and even earlier on when he was wearing much longer shorts he one point tried to wear Lara Croft-style gun holsters and thought to himself that he'd probably need to be wearing shorter shorts to pull them off. Not only that, but Jake's class is the Page, whose god tier outfit features memetically speedo-length shorts. At any rate, the fandom sure appreciates it all. Mostly.
    • In the Ministrife update, we also get to see an alternate-timeline God-Tier Tavros, who shares the Page class and thus the boy booty shorts. Depending on whether you see him as Adorkable or just a dorky bull...
  • In El Goonish Shive, Grace wears these under her pants during her birthday party. The pants were sized to fit her male form and when she changed back to female the pants slipped off giving her the appearance of wearing no pants at all given the length of her shirt.
  • In How To Raise Your Teenage Dragon, Acinonyx wears them as well as many other female characters.

    Web Original 
  • Homestar Runner's "creepy pants" are a pair of hot pink/purple shorts of the 'Daisy Duke' variety (an American form of shorts made by cutting the legs of snug jeans, sometimes so much so that the white pocket liners can be seen). It is later revealed that he was out of his mind on Strong Sad's anti-depressants at the time.
  • Part of Taylor-Ruth of Hanging Rock Comics fame's iconic outfit.
  • In the Whateley Universe, one of the many problems with the new costume of THE CRIMSON COMET!!!. Granted, she just got the superpowers and the curves a couple weeks ago and she hasn't gotten over it yet.
  • Drawn versions of Hiroyuki Nishimura, the founder of 2channel and the owner of 4chan, often wear pink short shorts.
  • The Faux Trailer for My Little Pony: Reign of Buttercup Sprinkles features, as one of the main characters, a young lady wearing short cut-offs.

    Western Animation 
  • On Family Guy, Peter once went through a Daisy Duke phase.
    Brian: It's like a walrus flossing!
  • On Total Drama, Heather, Katie, and Sadie all wear very short shorts. Later, Jasmine and Stephanie was designed with shorts.
  • On Lalaloopsy, Pickles B.L.T. has her very short shorts on the first time when she's athletic, but she also wears a belly shirt a lot to reveal her belly button.
  • Sym-Bionic Titan's Ilana wears these on occasion as part of her Unlimited Wardrobe.
  • Lola Bunny wears a pair of short gym shorts as part of her original Iconic Outfit.
  • On Mission Hill, Jim returns from Japan with the latest thing there, brightly colored short shorts with Hello Kitty style decorations. Andy thinks they're ridiculous, but is soon the butt of scorn from the hip crowd because he isn't wearing them. When he finally comes around, he finds they're no longer hip, as they've gone mainstream and worn by the middle-aged.
  • The Simpsons did it. Someone wondered where the police were, and were informed by the Mayor they were investigating a boat crash carrying hotpants. Cut to the entire force, including Chief Wiggum asking 'Who wears short shorts?'
    • And of course the finale to "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer" mentioned in the music section.
    Chief Wiggum: Look at all them hot pants.
  • Dolly Gnome from Gnomeo and Juliet.
  • Raf from Angel's Friends.
  • In Winx Club Stella's first fairy form has orange shorts.
    • In a sense, Bloom and Flora wear shorts under their skirts, thereby avoiding Panty Shots.
  • In Regular Show, use of Death Kwon Do requires cutoff jeans and a mullet. (In fact, anyone can use Death Kwon Do immediately just by wearing them.)
  • In Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Star's swimsuit is this in the episode Royal Pain.
  • In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Princess Ember's armor seems to include this (aside from when she's green), though it can be hard to notice due to the anatomy of dragons as well as the fact that that part of her armor extends several times longer to her tail. It is easiest to notice when she is sitting up after Spike saves her from drowning.

Alternative Title(s): Sexy Short Shorts


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