There are nude scenes on TV, and then there are NUDE SCENES ON TV. The kind of scenes that definitely warrant all caps, thanks to their ability to send the internet into a complete frenzy, start Twitter trends, and end up in the more...um...colorful corners of the web (yes, I'm talking about Pornhub). Here are the TV nudity moments that pulled a Kim Kardashian and truly broke the internet.
Back in 2016, BBC aired a production of War and Peace (the same one that aired on Lifetime over here in the U.S.). Pretty standard BBC-y stuff, right? WRONG. Viewers were left in complete shock when a soldier walked out of a lake with his penis on full display. It's like, one moment you're sitting in the living room for nerdy movie night with your family, the next you're dealing with on-screen genitalia.
Chris Meloni spent much of Oz naked, but the scene where he peed definitely qualifies as a viral nudity moment. Apparently, the actor himself asked to pee on camera rather than use a prop or special effects. Truly method acting!
After she was done making the YA circuit in the Percy Jackson movies, but before she was a big screen "Baywatch babe," Alexandra Daddario bared all on True Detective in a scene that firmly established that she was all grown up.
In most cases, butts barely count as nudity, but the internet went collectively bonkers when Tom "Loki" Hiddleston gave the world a quick peek at his in The Night Manager.
Pretty much everyone in the cast of Westworld has to strip down at some point (although Anthony Hopkins will probably prove a permanent exception). The hosts are almost always naked when they're being repaired, rebooted, or reviewed. For most of the actors, this means sitting (literally) robotically in a chair while nude. For Thandie Newton, whose character, Maeve, becomes self-aware during the show's first season, the non-sexual nude scenes got a lot more involved.