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National Lampoon's Animal House

(1978)

Tom Hulce, National Lampoon's Animal House

Embarrassing sex in ''National Lampoon's Animal House''

THE CHARACTERS Delta fraternity pledge Larry ''Pinto'' Kroger (Tom Hulce, above), and Clorette DePasto (Sarah Holcomb), a grocery store cashier and daughter of the mayor

THE SCENE After Pinto unsuccessfully tries to take off Clorette's bra during a makeout session, the girl finally removes it herself — then immediately passes out, leaving a surprised Pinto holding great handfuls of tissue. His good and evil sides debate over whether to take advantage of the unconscious Clorette. In the end, he dumps her in a shopping cart and drops her off at her father's doorstep.

EMBARRASSMENT QUOTIENT Moderate compared to a later scene, when Clorette reveals to Pinto that she's underage, then introduces him to her father as ''the boy who molested me.''

EW MOVIE GRADE B+

Originally posted Aug 18, 2005