TV’s Top 5 Naked Moments

While the tube is featuring plenty of flesh these days, nudity on TV is nothing new—especially if your parents had a subscription to Skinemax. But eventually, broadcast as well as cable got in the skin trade. Here, our picks for TV's top 5 nudie moments. (Take that, National Geographic!)

1

The Oscars Streaker

Presenter David Niven (and the rest of the world) were caught off guard by the unclothed, uninvited guest at the 1974 Academy Awards.

2

Tales of the City

This miniseries set in 1970s San Francisco that featured plenty of drugs, homosexuality and nudity was a ratings winner for pubic, er, public television in 1994, but it proved too racy for a few stations that censored or outright refused to air it.

3

NYPD Blue

The ABC cop drama broke ground in the fall of 1993 when it started showing bare butts in prime time. The clip below sparked a high-profile and protracted legal battle with the FCC, with the Supreme Court ruling unanimously in 2012 that the regulatory agency had been too vague in its anti-nudity warnings to broadcasters. A $1.2 million FCC fine against ABC was thrown out.

4

Super Bowl Nip Slip

Janet Jackson’s exposed boob during CBS’ halftime broadcast in 2004 shocked viewers and had the FCC up in arms.

5

Game of Thrones

While pay cable has long been fleshy territory, the HBO hit has taken T&A to the max.If you're looking to revisit the many moments of sex and skin from the first few seasons, HuffPost created a convenient 16-minute compilation that's (obviously) nsfw.