Sunday, June 28, 2009

What A Week

I don't care how politically incorrect it was; "Charlie's Angels" was the show for girls of a certain age in the 1970s. Show me the woman who didn't want to be Farrah, Jaclyn or Kate back in the day, and I'll show you someone who grew up on a commune.

I had the "Charlie's Angels" dolls, but as far as I'm concerned, my collection was never totally legit. Why? Because my mom couldn't find Farrah. Instead, I had to settle for the plastic likeness of her second season replacement, Cheryl Ladd. No disrespect to Ms. Ladd, but it wasn't the same. "Charlie's Angels" without Farrah was like Van Halen without David Lee Roth. (And considering that "The Six Million Dollar Man" was also one of my favorite shows, I was heavily invested in that whole Lee Majors/Farrah Fawcett-Majors thing.)

My friend V. and I were talking about how we tried to re-create the Farrah flip with a curling iron and rollers, which is difficult for a black girl with unprocessed hair. The results were unintentionally funny, but such was the extent of Farrah's Breck girl appeal.

Gen X has had a pretty awful week in the icon loss department. Like my friend B. said, it makes you want to go find Madonna and give her a hug, just in case.


Zil said...

1. I don't know that the Farrah hairstyle could be accurately translated into doll form

2. I am afraid to hug Madonna due to the fear that she might crush me to death with her crazy scary Pilates arms

EDP said...

You're right; Madonna doesn't seem like the hugging type.

downtown guy said...

(972): they say celebs die in threes. leave it to billy mays to throw in one extra COMPLETELY FREE!

EDP said...


The Irredeemable Shag said...

Farrah wasn't just an icon for girls. She helped many young boys figure out why girls could be interesting. :)

I loved watching Charlie's Angels. Even though Farrah was only on the show for a short while, she is what people remember about the show.

And I was also totally into the Farrah/Lee Majors romance. C'mon, the Six Million Dollar Man and the hottest girl on TV? Nothing came close to this until Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

The Irredeemable Shag