- Going commando (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)
The phrase appears to have originated around college campuses in the mid 1970s, perhaps with returning vets. It's not uncommon for soldiers in the field to not wear underwear beneath their outer clothes to increase ventilation and decrease what they have to carry. However, it was after it was used on Friends that the expression gained popularity. Imagining Joey Tribbiani without underwear is bad enough. Did we really need to wonder if Dick was flappin' in the breeze too?
- 2.07 "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner"