Wednesday, December 14, 2005

If the Swimsuit Fits, Wear It

Since I found today's list of ep titles a bit disappointing, I thought I'd give you a bonus entry.

This time of year you see ads for Victoria's Secret everywhere. These ads made me wonder how TV writers view women. Here's a list of women's measurements, as idealized in ep titles:
  • Her Number Is 36-22-35 ("The Smothers Brothers Show," 3/11/1966)
  • 38-23-36 ("It Takes a Thief," 4/8/1969)
  • Vanessa 38-24-36 ("Quark," 4/7/1978)
  • 36-24-36 (''Sydney,'' 6/4/1990)
  • 36! 24! 36! Dick! (''3rd Rock from the Sun," 1/25/1998)
Even the Femmes have a song called 36-24-36, but how realistic are these measurements?

Well, first of all, they're better than the measurements quoted for the 36-24-73 ep of ''McHale's Navy'' on 2/22/1966.

What about women on TV today? You can do a quick google search ( measurements), and you'll find that Celebrity Sleuth Magazine reports:
  • Famke Janssen: 36-24-36
  • Mariska Hargitay: 36-24-36
  • Heidi Klum: 35-24-35
  • Jennifer Aniston: 34-23-35.5
  • Tyra Banks: 34-28-40 (as revealed on her talk show)
  • Paris Hilton: 34-25-35
  • Teri Hatcher: 34-23-34


Anonymous said...

You forgot about Brick House, man!
36, 24, 36, what a winning hand, indeed!!!

Anonymous said...

My measurements ARE exactly 36-24-36, so NO it is not unrealistic, or unatainable.

Anonymous said...

Well actually those measurments have were derived from mathematics. Some people have different oppinions about what an attractive woman's body looks like. But mathematically, 36-24-36 refers to a mathematically perfect shape. It's created by the ratio of chest-waist-hips. 36-24-36 just happens to work perfectly unlike any other numbers. Kind of strange.

Anonymous said...

Hey, you forgot Sir Mixalot's "Baby Got Back"...
"36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she's 5'3"

Anonymous said...

where exactly do you measure around the hips?

Anonymous said...

Ever wondered why the number you can dial to have your dirty deeds done in the song "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" by AC/DC is "36 24 36"?

This song dates from back in 1976... Bon Scott was quite the ladies man. Check out

Anonymous said...

It is unrealistic for someone who doesn't have those measurements naturally!

Also you measure around the buttocks and thighs, not the hip bones. I wonder how many of those quoted stats took this into's rare for a women to be bigger on the boobs than the hips unless she has implants.

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