From My Seat On The Sofa

From Lucy to Daria, Rod Serling to Walter White, Keith Partridge to Don Draper; we pause now for station identification.

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A small controversy occurred because of Mary Tyler Moore wearing Capri pants on The Dick Van Dyke Show. When the show’s sponsors started getting angry letters from viewers about Mary’s form-fitting Capri pants, Moore was restricted to wearing the pants only one scene per show. Up until the show’s premiere most housewives were seen in dresses, but Moore’s explanation was that most of the housewives she knew wore pants. Because of Moore, Capri pants became a huge fashion craze in the early 1960s. 

And thanks to Old Navy in the 2000s they became a fashion statement again!

(via theflamingcurmudgeon)

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