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In your satin tights! Fighting for your rights!

12.12.07 | 1 Comment

So my wife bought the Wonder Woman box set this weekend, and we watched a few episodes. I remembered parts of one of the episodes, which is pretty impressive, since I saw it over thirty years ago when I was eight.

Looking at the show now, it’s both laughable and really cool. The production values are not particularly high – they make Gilligan’s Island look like Lost – but the stories were obviously never meant to be taken seriously, and they’re an awful lot of fun. Shows today are so grim, and WW had an endearing earnestness to it, like a lovable little puppy.

And the song! Best theme this side of Shaft. I never realized what a strong groove it had, with a bass that will rattle your molars. I have spent much of the week singing parts of it to random people until they realize what it is and join in.

My wife says she and her sister used to pretend to be Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl, to which of course I replied, “Say, do you still have the costume? What? No, no reason.”

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