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October 20th, 2001

Underoos

Okay, time to fess up (no better time than the weekend): did you have a pair of Underoos as a kid?

I did. But I confess that I can’t remember which superhero and/or pop culture icon graced my bottom. -pm

Posted in Childhood Memories

FROM: Rob
DATE: Saturday October 20, 2001 -- 11:57:32AM
I'm pretty sure I had at least one pair, but I can't remember for sure. If I never did, I wish I had.



FROM: Katherine
DATE: Saturday October 20, 2001 -- 5:17:47PM
Oh yeah... Wonder Woman and R2D2... with the undershirts, too.



FROM: Robert
DATE: Saturday October 20, 2001 -- 7:15:05PM
When I was about 9, I wore a Speedo to a pool in Alabama. (Sue me, I thought it was cool at the time.) A bunch on the inbreds there were joking about "the kind in the Underoos".

I wore Dukes of Hazzard Underoos when I was 4 or 5. I remember the packaging being something like a record sleeve.



FROM: Matt
DATE: Monday October 22, 2001 -- 12:43:22AM
I also think I had Dukes of Hazzard ones, and I think may have had some Spiderman ones.



FROM: Chris
DATE: Monday October 22, 2001 -- 10:23:39AM
I had either the Flash or Captain Marvel. I think both have lighting bolts on their their shirts.



FROM: Patrick
DATE: Monday October 22, 2001 -- 12:44:34PM
The Incredible Hulk. White with green trim.

Spidey. Don't remember the color details, but probably skidmarked.



FROM: Bryan
DATE: Friday February 22, 2002 -- 10:35:59 am
I never did - but I want some now. Anyone know if and where you can buy them now....in size 36???



FROM: Jonathan
DATE: Monday August 26, 2002 -- 12:30:00 pm
I had them ALL. Luke Skywalker, the Flash, Superman, Spidey, Batman, Robin... Shall I go on?



FROM: Jane
DATE: Monday October 28, 2002 -- 6:30:54 pm
i LOVE those! If anyone knows where to find adult ones, PLEASE tell me!



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday October 28, 2002 -- 7:40:51 pm
Please, God, let us avoid becoming the one-stop shop for "adult underoos"...



FROM: Trace
DATE: Tuesday February 10, 2004 -- 10:09:13 pm
please......you got to be kidding about adult size underoos. Man that just brings back memories.....Flying around the room wearing a towel as a cape and wearing my underoos. Tell me if there are inded adult sizes.



FROM: Mr Bill
DATE: Thursday May 20, 2004 -- 10:04:31 pm
Iam been tring to convence Fruit Of the Loom that there can be a demand for Mens underoos....
I'd think though that they
should use more modern
ideas...
like haveing
South Park underoos
Simpson Underoos
King of The Hill Underoos
Maby even sports related one's
You know like you and
your buddy go to the gym.....
One day after working out you look over at him in the locker room and find out he's a Bronco's fan by seeing
The Bronco's logo on the
seat and front of his orange and blue briefs...
And that's just an example.............

Hell I think they'd sell
and I've seen several other articles on the internet about mens Underoo's

Go to there web site at
http://www.fruit.com/static/contact/index.cfm
Tell them if you think that they should
I have and have been encourging others to as well.....
So they can see the true demand we men have for are undies



FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday May 21, 2004 -- 8:21:05 am
I have Scooby Doo boxers.

That's kind of close, right?



FROM: FPWearer [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday June 3, 2004 -- 5:18:52 pm
I have worn cartoon underwear my entire life. There is nothing wrong with adult sized underoos/funpals. I have pictures to prove it (www.smartgroups.com/groups/iwearthem)

This groups have over 500 others who love them too.




FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday June 3, 2004 -- 7:48:35 pm
I'm officially creeped out.



FROM: briefguy
DATE: Tuesday January 11, 2005 -- 12:21:24 pm
yes i had underoos when i was a kid spiderman and batman i stped wearing underoos when i was 12 i wish thay made them in mens size becous i would still wear them



FROM: Jake
DATE: Tuesday August 9, 2005 -- 11:34:01 am
THe closest I could find are Ginch Gonch...At least for adults, I saw an article (with pictures) of guys in the superman/batman funpals for men, that were supposed to come out...still havent seen em in stores ><



FROM: david [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday August 9, 2005 -- 12:13:05 pm
i never asked wear my underwear was, It was always where are my roos



FROM: Kevin
DATE: Wednesday November 9, 2005 -- 3:24:37 pm
As embaressing as this is to admit, I didnt get the first (of many) pairs until I was in middle school. Grandma and Mom must have bought me every kind they made. Imagine a boy in high school still wearing superhero underwear---don't get me wrong, they really were the underwear that's fun to wear, but still I'm sure some therapy is in order for this traumatic experience!



FROM: FPWearer [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday December 2, 2005 -- 5:06:51 am
I was in the 7th grade when I really feel in love with FunPals / Underoos / ShowToos / Cartoon Underwear. I still remember getting caught once during P.E.. If I wore my FunPals to school I would change back into my school uniform in the bathroom as it was easier to hide the fact I was wearing FunPals when getting dressed for P.E. then it was puttng my uniform back on after P.E. To describe the locker room there is two rear doors on the back of the locker room (one leads into the bathroom from the outside and one leads into the main locker room) . The bathroom also leads into the locker room. As I was in the stall someone reached under the door and grabed my gym bag after I had taken off my shorts. I had no choice but to open the door to try to get my bag back and this resulted in the pin and removal of my shirt and the push out the bathroom door to the outside. As I stood in my Winnie the Pooh underwear I was not able to get back in the bathroom or locker room as the others held the door. I had no choice but to make it to my regular locker on the outside of the gym only to get in more trouble when the others came out and closed the gates that protect the lockers at night. I was further in trouble when I remember that I lost my second lock so my lock was being used for both my books and P.E. stuff and during P.E. I put everything in my P.E. locker. In the end the period bell rang and nearly 75% of the entire school had the chance to see me in my Winnie the Pooh size 8 FunPals. Since then I never cared anymore and the joke seem to disappear. So now I am a FPWearer forever.



FROM: Hoovie
DATE: Wednesday April 26, 2006 -- 12:54:07 pm
I just bought 2 Underoos Tops a Dukes of Hazard and Spider with the date 1981.




FROM: Eek
DATE: Saturday April 29, 2006 -- 4:23:58 pm
Snap! I was FORCED to wear Wonder Woman underoos b/c batgirl was a bra and panty set and my mom said I was too young (at the ripe old age of 3.5) to wear that. What I REALLY WANTED was BATMAN underoos, but being a girl, that was too much of an issue for my mother so I declared 'when I turn 4 and turn into a boy, then I can wear Batman underoos'. This must had been unsettling for my mother and started a series of gender wars (ex. if I wanted a luke skywalker action figure instead of a Care Bear). I only said that because I had an older brother and thought I would naturally turn into a boy also. I WAS JUST A KID. So, as you're all wondering, I am a straight female and smart enough to know, even at the age of 3.5 that BATMAN is WAY COOLER than Wonder Woman. Sorry Linda.




FROM: mike
DATE: Friday May 26, 2006 -- 9:29:42 pm
I had spiderman briefs, i LOVED those. I wish i had those still. They had a red waistband and spiderman all over the briefs, size 8 :P



FROM: John
DATE: Tuesday July 4, 2006 -- 5:25:38 pm
I loved my underroos. I had Aqua Man, yellow shirt with black scales printed on it and green briefs. I often wondered if my parents thought it was a joke since I wet the bed until I was nine!



FROM: Wendy
DATE: Sunday July 30, 2006 -- 12:26:57 am
Bat man is SO NOT cooler than Wonder Woman! Are you nuts???
lol
I think men who wear character boxers are SO CUTE! ;-)



FROM: Casper
DATE: Sunday July 30, 2006 -- 12:31:17 am
If Underoos came in XXL I'd have gotten them for Christmas. If I had a pair of Superman Underoos...I'd never wear pants again.

<--has character boxers



FROM: Dan
DATE: Sunday August 20, 2006 -- 3:05:19 pm
Anyone know people who make custom character briefs? Website link?



Edward October 1, 2006, 11:45 pm

How about we all start a petition to convence them to make cartoon character underwear for adults.

Gregory Pearl October 10, 2006, 5:41 am

I AGREE!!!
I just wrote Fruit of the Loom and gave them a list from Star Trek and Star Wars to Nightmare Before Christmas and Invader Zim….and not just for kids…..
I also mentioned who their target customer base should be, like the “alternative” kids and Retro-people and pretty much ANYONE who loves big budget superhero action fliks…which is….oh,,,just about EVERYONE!!!!

Write them NOW and show your support to let them know that they could make even MORE money if they just get a clue!!!
—-that should appeal to their corporate way of thinking…..don’t forget your list, that way we could have a HUGE selection, even the girls should get an equal amount this time around…….write your local underwear representative!!!

Steven Reynolds June 11, 2007, 5:03 pm

Serveral years ago Fruit of the Loom produced a beta run of adult underoos but were not able to find a retailer to sell the line and dropped the idea. However, various companies have entered the market and sell Adult Underoos (not the same title but same idea) after Fruit of the Loom failed to market the idea.

Even Hanes has entered the market by making larger sizes of their Underoos (ShowToons) with Ninja Turtles, Spiderman and Hulk. They also have generic designs available for older kids.

Still have not seen a major player like Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, Jockey, BVD and so forth enter the market for adults. I guess they think every adult male wears boxers…

Here are a few links to media content, including some new articles:
http://www.styledash.com/2006/09/15/will-there-be-underoos-for-adults/
http://www.thestar.com/Life/article/206734
http://www.flickr.com/photos/32161315@N00/3221087/

Randy August 23, 2007, 10:15 pm

i never got to wear underoos. My dad always got us tidy whities. If I am going to wear a brief i want it to be colored or have characters on them. all my boxers are fassion ones and most of them have crtoon or comic book caracters on them. Since i am a big sports nut and an expert in comics i would love to find some. My wife thinks i am going through my second childhood, but so what. I never had my first. She wants me to wear underoos, because she thinks i look sexy in my comic boxers. the only thing we could find is Ginch Gonch, However they are very expensive. I don’t wear them offten. if there were a company out there willing to compete I think they would make a killing!!!

karin December 12, 2007, 11:32 pm

My son is 24 and would love to wear his underoos again! Has anyone heard if they are making them in adult sizes yet?

A December 16, 2007, 12:58 am

I just wrote Fruit of the Loom and requested that they come out with adult underoos. I would love a pair and my boyfriend would love them too.

aaron January 6, 2008, 2:31 am

i think they should too but i am lucky because i can wear them still i am 17 thow so every one go and buy them in size 8 they sterch unbullvably i have some on now lol there red with taz on them

Jer January 20, 2008, 2:12 pm

I loved Spider-Woman so, it took some time but I did convince my mother to go into the girls section and buy me some so I retired my Spider-man set.

Raza April 20, 2008, 10:37 pm

Never had em as a kid, though when I saw them as a teenager, I wanted Ninja Turtle ones. Sadly, the biggest ones were too small for me.

You would think that in a time where there are cartoon boxers and even cartoon boxer briefs, that they would just go full circle and put out cartoon briefs. Id rock them for sure!

Josh May 6, 2008, 9:40 am

I LOVED underoors. I also would still wear them if they were available. Ginch Gonch are too expensive. My underoos were the Michelin TIRE man. He left skidmarks and tire tracks all over the seat of my underoos!

KAMON August 31, 2008, 5:39 pm

i found some cartoon briefs of batman, superman, and stewie from family guy on webundies.com

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