5/21/12

Mini Skirt Monday #114: Kelly Bundy


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...


24 comments:

  1. Ugh. This show started the downfall of American TV.

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    1. AnonymousMay 24, 2012

      Didn't start it, but certainly contributed.

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    2. Just like the Munsters/Addams Family were satires of Leave It to Beaver & Father Knows Best (and other "perfect family" shows), the Bundys were a satire of the 80s equivalent (Cosby, Growing Pains, Full House, etc.) I don't see it as the downfall of American TV.

      IMHO it was The Real World, Jerry Springer and COPS that started the great downward spiral that we are currently still traveling down.... and there appears to be no end to how far we will drop.

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  2. The burnette in picture number 5 is a young Milla Janovich

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  3. AnonymousMay 21, 2012

    Kelly Bundy's mini skirts were an added bonus to one of the funniest shows ever!!!

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  4. AnonymousMay 21, 2012

    There weren't enough times on the show with Katey Sagal in a mini. She had the gams for them, too.

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  5. Halfway down...guy in the leather jacket...."How YOU doin'?"

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  6. AnonymousMay 21, 2012

    Loved it when Kelly had her own show: "Vital Issues & Stuff w/Kelly"!
    The "Philosopher Waitress" bit was great, too!

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  7. AnonymousMay 21, 2012

    Christina was pretty; but most of her outfits were slutty, not pretty.

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    1. you say that like it's a bad thing. :)

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    2. LOL, Zactly };-)

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  8. I agree that Christina gave the "mini" proud service. But, let us not forget the legacy left behind by Barbara Eden as Jeannie. If the choice was between Barbara or Christina, both in their prime, I would have to choose Barbara. (Hint, hint...)

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  9. AnonymousMay 22, 2012

    What tyme said

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  10. AnonymousMay 22, 2012

    I agree with Tyme - more Barbara Eden!

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  11. I love the picture where she's showin' off her classic heels to Jefferson(mr cancelled show himself!). 90s slut fashions to me still rule to this day(classic stilettos, big hair, etc)

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  12. AnonymousMay 24, 2012

    Christina Applegate FTW. A beautiful woman, a fine actress, real-life cancer survivor, and scandal-free charity volunteer.

    Now that's out of the way, I want to stick my head up that skirt and dine on that excellent trimmed 90s bush.

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    1. AnonymousMay 24, 2012

      Oh please... You want to talk that kind of crap, go to a porn blog... Lets keep this one clean.

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    2. Paul DucaMay 27, 2012

      Exactly...how many women can look great in a mini-skirt AND perform in a Broadway musical with a walking cast on her foot?

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  13. Hah! Nice tribute to Kelly Bundy! She was so funny on MWC! Her outfits were outrageous!

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  14. AnonymousJuly 19, 2012

    She is so gorgeous, Christina is flawless.

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  15. awsome body ....one of the best ever mini skirt bods period !

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  16. The Weather Bunny outfit was one of the Best for Mini and Side-boobage at the same time.

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  17. AnonymousJuly 24, 2013

    Does anyone know the brand of the dress Kelly wears in the season 5 episode "One Down, Two To Go"? It is black with long sleeves, and has metal clips on it.

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  18. Too badd she lost her breasts, that sucks ! Due to Cancer, such a loss, glad she keeps goin tho.

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