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Sunday, 20 May 2012

Quite frankly, I wouldn't be doing my job as custodian of Miniskirt Monday if I didn't have a post honoring one of the greatest miniskirt wearers in TV history - Kelly Bundy (Christina Applegate).  For years, Kelly strutted her minis with consistency and an exultation of spirit the miniskirt deserves.

Married.... with Children was the perfect answer to shows like Growing Pains and The Cosby Show where everyone was happy, wealthy and wearing nice new sweaters. Rosanne was the only voice in the wilderness during the eighties with a hint of reality. But Married.... with Children wasn't necessarily striving for realism,  - it was a sucker punch to Cosby and his ilk.

Even so, Married.... with Children was a lot more close to reality than The Hogan Family or Full House could ever hope to be.  The dad was unhappy in his low wage job (imagine that!) and the marital bliss had long since faded (unlike Heathcliff and Claire Huxtable who couldn't keep their horny paws off each other). And even better, the son was a sexual deviant and the daughter was a slut - and they were proud of it.

But I digress.  This is a post about miniskirts, of which Married... with Children fulfilled their quota each and every episode year after year.  Kelly Bundy rocked the mini like nobody's business, and more than earned her place in the Miniskirt Hall of Fame.  So, here's a truck load of Kelly for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.

Final note: Kelly was by no means the only miniskirt wearing babe on the show. Au contraire.  The show had minis everywhere you looked - most notably popping in at Al's shoe store.  But those will have to wait for a future Miniskirt Monday.  Until  then...


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