Petticoats and Crinolines on The Tube
notice: These productions mostly contain lovely visions of bouffant skirts,
particularly of the 50's style, and might show peeks of petticoats.
Very few show full petti-views (these will be noted). We are also now adding productions which feature classic crinolines and petticoat as well. You might
also review the corsetfilm list located at here.
Many of the corset-era productions show gowns and petticoats as well!
Any rating comments obviously refer to the quality of the show vis-Ó-vis frou-frou
If you think something is missing--tell us!
Note: All clips available here are for review purposes only, presented in order to entice the viewer to purchase the film in its entirety.
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Latin Films on TV
|1957-1989||AMERICAN BANDSTAND Connie Stevens' appearance Roberta Shore||(VARIED)|
|2011-present||AMERICAN HORROR STORY -- In at least the first episode ("Freak Show") there are many displays of petticoats, as well as petticoated dresses.||JESSICA LANGE & OTHERS|
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT By way of example,
Sally Gould Dancers, 11 to 13 year old students (2011), last quarter of this video.
|2001-present||AMERICAN IDOL -- Occasionally, but consistently, contestants appear with petti-ed outfits. Small example Another on this page||(VARIED)|
|1972-1985||ARE YOU BEING SERVED? -- Occasionally of interest. Stills from a pertinent, unidentified episode||MOLLIE SUGDEN|
|1950-1960||ARTHUR MURRAY PARTY Sample video, with Johnnie Ray||KATHRYN MURRAY|
|2007-present||AUSTRALIA'S GOT TALENT By way of example||(VARIED CONTESTANTS)|
|1980- 1982||BARBARA MANDRELL AND THE MANDRELL SISTERS -- For those in areas fortunate enough to still receive telecasts of this show, she always did one dance number with her sisters during the hourly broadcast. Once in a while, she would dress in frou-frou and show a wonderful flurry of petticoats while doing her dance. I remember one show in particular about 50's rock & roll which I had once recorded but since lost it (sigh!!!!!). That was probably the best of the lot. Review by Fred||BARBARA MANDRELL|
|1957-1962||BACHELOR FATHER -- Noreen (Kelly), as well as her friends, are seen en bouffant in skits now and then.||NOREEN CORCORAN|
|THE BACHELORETTE -- Of occasional interest, as Britt Nilsson in 2015 season||(VARIED)|
|1969-1989||THE BENNY HILL SHOW -- One particular episode was stunning. A Video example||(VARIED)|
|1958||THE BETTY WHITE SHOW --At least
one episode is
|1962-1971||THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES
"Elle Mae, go and put on a nice party dress for our guests, here." <sigh> Click here for a fine Clampett image! Video
BLUE PETER (children's show on BBC)
|1974-1983||LES BRIGADES DU TIGRE - French series -- One particular episode, entitled "Visite incognito", contains some wonderful cancan images.||(VARIED)|
|????||BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST BRIDE -- The full episode in Latvian or some such - you get the idea at 1 minute...||(UNSPECIFIED)|
|1991-1993||BROOKLYN BRIDGE -- This delightful series featured many 50's period dresses and petticoats. The teenage actress on the show was almost always wearing appropriate clothing!||AMY AQUINO|
|2013-2014||THE CARRIE DIARIES Images||ANNASOPHIA ROBB|
|2009-present||CASTLE -- A relatively recent picture||STANA KATIC|
|1949-1995||COME DANCING (in the
Documentary on ballroom dancing with plenty of pouf!
21,1968 Radio Times with COME DANCING on cover
Small vidclip from the show Series
|1988-1989||COMING OF AGE -- One particular episode dwelled on square-dancing. VidClip||PHYLLIS NEWMAN|
|1960-present||CORONATION STREET (in the UK) -- A relatively recent picture||[VARIED]|
|1995-1998||CYBILL -- At least one episode displays petti/hoop||CYBILL SHEPHERD|
|2005-present||DANCING WITH THE STARS -- Consistent display of pettis||(VARIED CONTESTANTS)|
|1950s||DATE WITH AN ANGEL --
One particular episode
features a lady being hoisted on a man's shoulder in a
flurry of petticoats.
[Available on YouTube]
|1965-1974||THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW -- Video sample VHS tape - not available on DVD||[VARIED]|
|1954-1959||DECEMBER BRIDE -- Lily Ruskin rustles!||SPRING BYINGTON|
|1959-1963||DENNIS THE MENACE-- Dennis' nemesis, Margaret Wade, usually wore a bouffant dress when scolding him. Wouldst we have been there!||JEANNIE RUSSELL|
|1986-1993||DESIGNING WOMEN-- There have been a few great moments, the best featuring the gals sitting on a couch while wearing the neatest square dancing attire! Vidclip: There was also a great hoop scene (9/19/90) (1MByte vidclip). Tessy also caught a scene of interest in the episode entitled 'Four of a Kind' ('Odell') - a supporting actress wears a very poufy red ball gown. BUY 'THE BEST OF DESIGNING WOMEN'||DELTA BURKE, DIXIE CARTER, ANNIE POTTS & JEAN SMART|
|1956-1963||THE DINAH SHORE CHEVY HOUR -- Miss Shore is in one fabulous dress after another, some of them very poufy. A highlight in one episode was the 20 or so women dancers accompanying Van Johnson in a musical number. Mouth watering swirling tea-length dresses with lots of pettis being flaunted, and some of the camera angles very low! Review by Beth||DINAH SHORE|
|1988-1989||DIRTY DANCING Vidclips: #1 #2 #3 #4||AMANDA INGBER|
|2004-present||DOC MARTIN - British series -- Stillclips||KATHERINE PARKINSON|
|1958-1966||THE DONNA REED SHOW --Watch
for the episode when Miss Fabares does a staged dance number with a short
boy. Wow, the little costume she wears with a short petticoat and fabulous
panties will make your heart race!
of merit is the prom dance. The sweet number she wears is classic! It
even rustles quite a bit. Another nice episode features Shelley as a
modeling student, wearing some nice 50's confections.
Episode with guest star Roberta Shore
SHELLEY FABARES &
|1976||DONNIE AND MARIE -- Marie looks great in fifties bouffant!||MARIE OSMOND|
|?||DOROTHY [BBC series] Excerpt||?|
|2005-present||DR. WHO (British) -- In one episode, Ms. Piper is wearing a poodle/poodle-ish skirt for its entirety. In another episode, entitled 'The Magician's Apprentice', a character called 'Missy' is in Victorian style costume and is letting her petticoats show whilst sat down.||BILLEE PIPER
|2004-present||LA ESCLAVA ISAURA-- Argentine/Brazilian Crinoline Era hoops Stream (start at 6:50)||[VARIED]|
(Australian) -- Here is the show's
web site -- no pictures of real
people in petticoats, though; but, maybe some video content in the future?"
series site also has some vidclips.
Recently, a DVD has become available containing images from the shows. There are 3 clips in The Pond video library
|1989-1998||FAMILY MATTERS -- One episode in particular shows the star in a froufrou-ed party dress. Video||JALEEL WHITE|
|1954-1963||FATHER KNOWS BEST --More prom stuff on Betty Anderson! And watch put for the episode where little Kathy decides to change from tomboy to proper girl - not only does she wear a bouffant dress, but there is a lingering shot of the petticoat she is going to wear (by itself!).||ELINOR DONAHUE|
|2002-2004||FIREFLY: THE SERIES --Futuristic hoopskirts||[VARIED]|
|1996||FOX AFTER BREAKFAST (a/k/a "The Vicki Lawrence Show") -- Here are some scenes from an episode of The Vicki Lawrence Show, where Vicki talks about the crinolines she wore as a girl and demonstrates same.||VICKI LAWRENCE|
|1987-1995||FULL HOUSE --Still clip||JODIE SWEETIN|
|1950-1958||GEORGE BURNS AND GRACIE ALLEN SHOW --Occasional fifties bouffant and shows of petti. Especially of note is Judi Meredith 's character, "Bonnie Sue" (Ronnie Burns' girlfriend), who, more often than not, appears in extremely bouffant dresses.||GRACIE ALLEN|
|1964-1967||GILLIGAN'S ISLAND -- Here is a cute dream sequence.||DAWN WELLS|
|2000-present||THE GILMORE GIRLS --In one episode (14) of the first series, Rory dresses up like Donna Reed to give her boyfriend an old-fashioned wholesome dinner, with some gorgeous glimpses of her pettis.||(VARIED)|
|2009-present||GLEE --At least one episode contained a great dance number with pettis; also, Michele Lea, Christmas 2013 #2||(VARIED)|
|1990-1992||GROWING PAINS--Only one one instance of this series pays off, as far as we know. It portrays Chrissy (Ms. Johnson) in an extremely full and froufrou'ed beautiful party dress. The scene lasts for enough time to admire, especially after she throws herself on a couch, showing the lovely, frothy crinolines! Worth waiting for!||ASHLEY SUZANNE JOHNSON|
|1955-1975||GUNSMOKE Publicity & on-set pictures: #1 #2 #3 #4||AMANDA BLAKE|
|2008||HAIRSPRAY - THE SCHOOL MUSICAL -- Some promise||(VARIED)|
|1974-1984||HAPPY DAYS -- Generally, a big disappointment, as the series takes place in the 50-60s. Bouffant is nearly non-existent, but there are a few happy occasions, now and then.||ERIN MORAN|
Stevens was "Cricket," famous on the show for her poufy full skirts.
"Connie Stevens was on a talk show a few years ago, and I remember her saying that she wore full- skirted dresses as long as possible because she thought her hips were too wide and the dresses helped to cover it up! She also commented that when she was appearing as Cricket on Hawaiian Eye, teenage girls would show up on her doorstep seeking autographs in full petticoated dresses and ponytail hairdos, dressed like Cricket!" - Commentary from a reader
|1991||HI HONEY, I'M HOME!||JULIE BENZ|
|1997-2000||HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS: THE TV SHOW --
In the episode "Honey, I'm Spooked", Miss Woods thinks
she's a 6-year old and wears a pretty pink dress with lots of netting underneath. Stream
|BARBARA ALYN WOODS|
|1951-1957||I LOVE LUCY Series of pictures taken during filming of an episode||LUCILLE BALL|
|1950-1965||THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM -- Occasional fifties bouffant and shows of petti.||(VARIED)|
|1952-1959||THE JACKIE GLEASON SHOW - HONEYMOONER SKIT Episode: "The Space Man"||AUDREY MEADOWS|
|JANE BY DESIGN -- A young, still-in-school designer is shown in several outfits featuring petticoats. It's not an era-themed show, but current times. YouTube preview and other episodes ABC site More||ERICA DASHER|
|1992||JULIE -- Variety show with occasional petti-shows.||JULIE ANDREWS|
|1988-1990||JUST THE TEN OF US Peter M. points out this vidclip: "I have always thought that this TV show (Christmas Story episode) had about the best petticoats I had ever seen on TV, certainly about the fullest! Nice white outer petticoats, with a red one under that. Take a look after 05:10. Nice when she sits down!"||HEATHER LANGENKAMP|
|KIDS CBC Grabs: #1 #2 #3 #4 Vintage video||(VARIED)|
|1984-1993||KIDS INCORPORATED -- This episode is good - lots of pettis! ('Two Sides to Every Story')||STACY FERGUSON|
|1993-PRESENT||LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN -- Now and then, Mr. Letterman's guests include some poufy guests, for instance, Amy Sedaris in January, 2005 (she has been there en pouf before!).||(VARIED GUESTS)|
|1976-1983||LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY -- Occasional bright spots, such as this. and this.||PENNY
|1955-1982||THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW --Now
and then, hit and miss; also, note that the dancers wear straight slips
under their pettis--Mr. Welk's idea of propriety!
Small picture Then, of course, there are the
sweet Lennon Sisters.
A refreshingly "candid picture, showing Lawrence Welk's daughter, attempting to pack her pettis for college!
|2003-2006||LESS THAN PERFECT Out Takes||(VARIED)|
|?||LET'S DANCE Billy Elliot the Musical feature video||(VARIED)|
|2009||LITTLE MISS PERFECT Promo vidclip||(VARIED CONTESTANTS)|
|1953-1961||LORETTA YOUNG SHOW a/k/a 'Letter to Loretta'& 'Loretta Young Theater' in reruns -- Famous for her entrances.||LORETTA YOUNG|
|1969-1974||LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE Sample: 'Love in the Old South' (starring Melissa Joan Hart)||(A LARGE VARIETY)|
|1951-1957||I LOVE LUCY --Occasionally, the show featured 50s bouffant, with a treat now and then, of a visible petticoat. One of the better episodes ('The French Revue') shows Lucy wearing a shirtwaist dress with a style that included a slit from bottom to waist, thus revealing an entire frilly petticoat peeking out in a triangle!||LUCILLE BALL|
|2007-2008||MAD MEN --Set in 1959-61, there is a good share of petticoat displays in this series.||(VARIED)|
|1995-present||MAD TV -- Vidclip Sample||(VARIED)|
Very few episodes went by without irresistible little " Linda Williams" being picked up by her father, amidst a flurry of fluffy petticoats! She seemed to KNOW she was cute, with this wonderful smile! More pictures of Miss Cartwright in the Celebrities in Petticoats section.
Also worth mentioning is Sherry Jackson (the older sister) from the early episodes. She was powerfully fetching in bouffants -- and not just on this program. She guested on The Twilight Zone and on an early Dobie Gillis Show, both times in full skirted frocks. Then there was Marjorie Lord, the mom!
|ANGELA CARTWRIGHT, SHERRY JACKSON & MARJORIE LORD|
|2000-2006||MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE --Specifically, the episode entitle "Ida's Dance" - very froufrou!||(VARIED)|
|1983-1990||MAMA'S FAMILY -- Peeks of petti now and then.||VICKI LAWRENCE|
|1959-1963||THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS||SHEILA JAMES KUEHL|
MARPLE: THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE (In two parts) -- Set in 1953...beautiful bouffant dresses!
|1955-1959||THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB --
Many of the vignettes and the Talent Day
Roundup featured full skirts. One of the best, though, was when the
gorgeous Lennon Sisters appeared on the show in the most wonderful
"teenage", full skirted, confections! Here
are the Half Tones and
Annette Spanish dancers
Doreen in tutu at
"Going on a Hayride"
(lots of pettis!) Linda Hughes
Donna Loren sporting a VERY full skirt!
When The Mickey Mouse Club made its debut on October 3, 1955, it became an instant phenomenon.
In this second season group number, the Mouseketeers are about to preview one of Disney's latest projects
It's Talent Round-up Day! This third season segment features Mouseketeer Linda Hughes in three different solo dance numbers:
tap, ballet, and baton twirling. RECOMMENDED!!!
Helene Stanley was the live-action model and singing voice of Cinderella. Here she performs a song with the help of the Mouseketeers. Just the beginning, between 0:32 and 1:13 - very nice period dress! Another feature, another episode
|1985-1990||MR. BELVEDERE -- Unexpected petticoat scene towards the end of one episode. Starts at about 21:20 into the scene.||ILENE GRAFF|
|1961-1966||MISTER ED -- One particular scene is memorable||CONNIE HINES|
|2009-present||MODERN FAMILY -- The 2013 Halloween episode yielded this cute video Still On-set: #1 #2||JULIE BOWEN|
In episode 14, season
Monk and The Captain's Wife') there is a featured 50s rock dance;
there is also a square dance in "Mr. Monk Visits a Farm"
|2009||MORECAMBE AND WISE SHOW: The Show What Paul Merton Did Stillclip||JOANNA LUMLEY|
|1978-1982||MORK AND MINDY -- Here is a clip from an a typical episode||PAM DAWBER|
|MY BIG FAT GYPSY WEDDING
(in the UK)
Site, with more pictures of this huge gown
Cut of six of the complete TV program Video
|2011-present||NEW GIRL -- At least one episode features Zooey en petti||ZOOEY DESCHANEL|
|1984-1992||NIGHT COURT -- One particular 1991episode||CATHY McAULEY|
|2013-present||ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND -- Stills #1 #2 #3||SOPHIE LOWE|
|2010||OVER THE RAINBOW (in the UK) -- Andrew Lloyd Webber searches across the UK for new talent to appear in his new West End production of The Wizard of Oz. Screen grabs Video Video #2 Video #3||(VARIED)|
|2009-present||PARKS AND RECREATION Stills from an episode||AMY POEHLER|
|1986-1991||PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE -- Miss Yvonne wears a very full petti all the time. Video, Part 1 Part II||LYNNE MARIE STEWART|
|1957-1966||PERRY MASON -- She didn't wear them often enough, but when she DID--ooh-la-la!||BARBARA HALE|
for images of the Bradley girls!!
Gotta say that there are
plenty of bouffant dresses, but little pettis showing!
"Well worth seeing is the square dance routine
performed by the three Bradley sisters in the second episode of season
one and Billie
Joe's terrific solo dance in the first season episode "The Talent Show"
(March, 1964). Billie Joe's square dance dress and petticoats flare out
nicely, revealing her shapely legs and black panties very nicely.
Chris: "Take a look at the stills I got off a
Petticoat Junction 3 DVD compilation (11 hours for around $40.)
There are about 22 episodes. The first two disks are best and the ones
featuring the pictures below (you will need your smelling salts
for these!). The company selling the set is Movies
Unlimited in Philadelphia."
Gunilla Hutton................ .(1965-1966)
Meredith MacRae............ (1966-1970)
Pat Woodell..... .............. (1963-1965)
Lori Saunders........ ......... (1965-1970)
Linda Kaye.... ................. (1969-1970)
|2006||PRINCESS, PRINCESS D - TV Series in Japan, available on DVD-- Boys in a boys school are required to dress as poufy girls for a year to alleviate tension between the students. YouTube videos Stillclips||(VARIED)|
|1953-1957||PRIVATE SECRETARY (aka "Susie")-- We'd certainly all like a secretary like Susie McNamara!||ANN SOTHERN|
|1999-2002||PROVIDENCE-- In a Halloween episode ('Trick or Treat', episode: #3.2 - 27 October 2000, Ms. Cale is dressed as Little Bo Peep and she is shown trying to fool around with her date in the back seat amongst a flurry of pettis.||PAULA CALE|
|2007||THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE -- "Hairworld" episode||(DOCUMENTARY)|
|2007-2008||PUSHING DAISIES-- Ms. Friel often wears 50's style dresses, including petticoats (especially in the first four episodes).||ANNA FRIEL|
|1989||QUANTUM LEAP-- Time travel, many times to the Fifties! Moving clip example||VARIED|
|1984||THE RATINGS GAME-- French maid in the episode entitled 'Sittin' Pretty' Stream||RHEA PERMAN|
|1957-1963||THE REAL McCOYS-- Hassie, now and then, frocked pouf-illy!||LYDIA REED|
|2001-present||REBA-- On episode saw Miss Garcia in a French maid's outfit.||JOANNA GARCIA|
|1988-1997||ROSEANNE-- In Episode 19 in the 4th series of Roseanne, grungy Darlene had to put on a cute dress to appear in a TV ad, which had a nice little petticoat.||SARA GILBERT|
RONNI ANCONA & CO. Stillclip
|2009-present||RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Sample (season six contestant)||(VARIED)|
|1975-present||SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE--
Skit with Patrick Swayze doing
a take-off on Dirty dancing? It was called, "Dirty Square Dancing".
It was as hot as it was funny! Then there was the takeoff on The Lawrence Welk Show
|1955-1956||SCREEN DIRECTORS PLAYHOUSE-- Occasional fifties bouffant||(VARIED)|
|1998||THE SECRET DIARY OF DESMOND PFEIFFER-- If you like Civil War hoops with your comedy.||CINDY AMBUEHL|
|1982-1983||SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS -- Lots of "Western" pettis here!||JOAN KJAR|
|1958-1964||77 SUNSET STRIP -- Era bouffant Vidclip||
|1998-2004||SEX AND THE CITY --
We had never really
watched this series, but many have advised her in the past that there
is some bouffant apparent now and then. Well, after watching the
final three episodes, she will be looking at the reruns with high
Third-to-last episode: Sarah Jessica Parker not only wears a beautiful peach prom-type dress, but a an incredibly full, many-layered, feathered, gold and gray ballgown! Last episode: First, we see Ms. Parker in an off-red sundress with white polka-dots, and peeking out form underneath was a pale blue petti (NICE combo!). This outfit is sworn for a long period of time, and the petti is shown quite well, particularly when she lift up the skirt during an attempt to clean her shoe, having stepped into something on the Paris streets; later, when she sits on some steps they are fully revealed once more.
Later, we see her in a light teal poufy tulle cocktail dress for an extended period time as well, twice on the floor in disarray!
Finally, the last scene show her in a tan bouffant print dress, showing a white petti -- as the series ends. An apt farewell!
|SARAH JESSICA PARKER|
|2005-present||SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Jazz dancer Charlie Bruce in a UK episode||(VARIED)|
STEP BY STEP (Poufy
poodle skits featured at the 50s diner the family owns, notably in these
"The Boss" Part 1 [4:15 - 5:30; 8:28 - End of the episode] Part 2 [Beginning Of Episode - 1:35; 5:21 - 7:20]
"Sister Act" Part 1 [4:11 - 7:11] Part 2 [2:40 - 3:08]
SUZANNE SOMERS &
|1956-1960||THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW -- Many bouffanted stars of The Era, including Georgia Gibbs||(VARIED)|
|2006-present||STRICTLY COME DANCING --
Christmas Day Special
West Side Story number #1 #2 (Alesha Dixon) More stills: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 Video #2 #3 #4 #5 More
|2008-present||THE SUITE LIFE ON DECK -- At least one episode features a square dance with plenty of pettis||DEBBY RYAN &
|1989||TALES FROM THE CRYPT -- Now and then a crispy crinie!||(VARIED)|
|1966-1971||THAT GIRL -- Specifically, "The Eye Of The Beholder" from the third season--the prologue and the first act. The outfit, it's sort of a late-'60's updated version of a bouffant, with a dazzling full skirt and a pretty scarf to go with it. It certainly impressed Guy! If anyone has a clip or still, we would LOVE to see it!||MARLO THOMAS|
|1998||THAT SEVENTIES SHOW -- Ms. Kunis gets a job promoting cheese in a mall wearing a delightful milk-maid outfit. If you buy the 4th box set, it's well worth it; she wears the outfit in several episodes. Also, there is an episode where as very full square dance dress is shown (a stillclip also included).||MILA KUNIS|
|THAT'S SO RAVEN -- In one episode, Raven has a dream that she is Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Her Dorothy outfit is rather beautiful and the petticoats she has underneath is astounding. Another stillclip||RAVEN SYMON╔|
|1962-1965||THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS||(VARIED)|
|1952-1961||THIS IS YOUR LIFE -- Era fashions included plenty of pettis on guests. Example||(VARIED)|
|1977-1984||THREE'S COMPANY -- One episode finds Miss DeWitt in a cute maid's outfit.||JOYCE DeWITT
|1991-1992||THE TORKELSONS -- Sit-com with varied petti-appearances||RACHEL DUNCAN|
|1996-2001||THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN -- Don't know if this cast picture reflects what is in the episodes||KRISTEN JOHNSTON|
|1955||VALUE FOR MONEY -- Diana Dors' appearance was exciting||DIANA DORS|
|1996||THE VICKI LAWRENCE SHOW (a/k/a "Fox After
Here are some
scenes from an episode of
The Vicki Lawrence Show, where Vicki talks about the crinolines she wore as a girl and demonstrates same.
|1981-2011||WETTEN, DASS... -- From Thomas Gottschalk's farewell party from the Wetten, dass... show in 2011, a successful Saturday evening format on German TV for the last 3 decades! Thomas has mastered the show a 150 times in 24 years. All of a sudden, co-showmaster Ms. Hunziker showed up in a lovely dress, in which Ponders will certainly be interested! As Thomas has a passion for fancy dress-ups, the scattered images on stage show him in the 150 outfits he wore throughout the years. Not visible on any pictures I found is a special twist of the dress: It has a tight underskirt that shows Thomas together with Michael Jackson... on Michelle's butt!" #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Vidclip||MICHELLE HUNZIKER|
|1969||WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT, WORLD? -- A truly dreadful variety hour, but it did feature some use of petticoats from time to time. One of the series regulars was a girl called Happy Hollywood and who performed as Shirley Temple each week. Video sample||(VARIED)|
|1998-present||WILL AND GRACE -- Only in two instances does this series pay off, as far as we know. Grace is in a black lacy crinoline under a full skirt (It is shown a lot). The episode was "Grace Moves Across the Hall"). In "Crouching Father, Hidden Husband," she is see in a white petti under a red dress.||DEBRA MESSING|
|2007||WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE --
Pertinent episodes on YouTube - "The Dollhouse" (at :47) "Dancing with Angels - The Beauty Contest" (here on PP) Dance
Raymond O.: A few episodes back, the two older wizards turned their younger brother Max into a ten year old girl and haven't been able to reverse the spell. A subplot deals with their parents entering 'Maxine' in a little girl's beauty pageant; the outfit she wears is a pink cowgirl's. A red, full petticoat extends about 3 or 4 inches below the hem of the skirt. (season 4, episode 8)
|1950-1961||YOU BET YOUR LIFE -- Groucho may not be pretty petti sight, but some of his contestants surely were!||(CONTESTANTS)|
|1950-1959||YOUR HIT PARADE Stillclip||DOROTHY
COLLINS, GISELE MacKENZIE
|1950-1954||YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS -- Sid Caesar's famous show. with plenty of bouffant!||IMOGENE COCA & NANETTE FABRAY|
|2004-present||X FACTOR (UK) -- "Little Mix" contestant group (2011 season)||VARIED, NOW AND THEN|
SPECIAL PETTICOAT JUNCTION SECTION
(above right) Screen shot from an episode
A nice candid autographed picture of the Petticoat Junction cast
(above) Out-takes? [Click for larger]
(above) On the Ed Sullivan Show
Here's a great episode ('Honeymoon Hotel') with the girls in true Era dresses at a wedding. Swooonnn"!
"Gitti und Erika, a
popular German folkmusic act. The picture on the right is from a
program in 1990s. They don't dress quite so nicely these days, especially
when they on mainstream programs. There are dozens of regular "Volksmusik
and pretty petticoats on German
television. They used to be better a few years ago but there are plenty of
repeats of old shows and programs that show clips of old shows when the
costume were more "petticoatful".
(Compliments of Rhino)
Latin films on Television
A few years ago, Tessy received a video from an avid Pond fan with many excerpts of Latin films on it, mostly Mexican. In one case, the film portrayed a happy summer party with a myriad of 50s-styled petti-ed dresses on a myriad of pretty girls. Shelley was kind enough to render some frames for our enjoyment. With that, we present them to you! Wish we knew the title!
From a visitor: "On YouTube I discovered the Mexican telenovela Amor Real. The background of the series are the Mexican revolutionary uprisings in the 1860`s and, of course, many elaborate crinoline dresses are shown. I picked up a scene, when the heroine is getting dressed with a corset and a simplified crinoline-petticoat. Watch:Amor Real Cap 26 (4/4), Start at 4:32. Maybe there are more eye-catching moments."
Special: Cirque Du Soleil: Alegria
Click on frame
In this excerpt from the Independent
Lens documentary Las Marthas, it's two days before this U.S.-Mexico
border version of a Colonial ball, a tradition like no other, as participating
debutantes practice entrances and bowing while wearing their cumbersome gowns.
Rosario is nervous about all the details she has to remember as a newcomer to
the tradition, while maintaining grace under pressure. Frame at right.
"A still clip taken from
the latest series of Dr Who, an
episode entitled 'The Magician's
Apprentice', in which actress Michelle Gomez
plays a character called 'Missy'. She is in
Victorian style costume and is letting her
petticoats show whilst sat down although
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