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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sears Underoos Ad - 1970s

Underoos--the underwear that's fun to wear! Do you hear me? Fun!

Sure, it was fun...unless you were dumb enough to wear these to school under your clothes, because God help you if some other kids saw. You would then be on the receiving end of a pounding (either mental, physical, or both) that you would not soon forget. But maybe that was just me.

A few weeks ago, F.O.A.M.er Marc Tyler Nobleman suggested to me I have an open call to all you Aqua-Fans to send in childhood (I hope!) pics of yourselves wearing Aquaman Underoos. I told him I was skeptical--how many photos like that could be out there?--but it's worth a shot. What better way to show the world the scars have healed?

So if you have a pic, please send it in--email address on the right. I'll even start it off:


Tegan said...

I kind of wanted them, but I was a girl, and they didn't make underoos for characters I liked for girls.

JRainey said...

I miss my Underroos.

Randy said...

I was never able to find myself a pair of Aquaman underoos. Never wanted anyone else either.

I always liked the bubble effect on them.

Aaron said...

I had those. I often made sure I went to bed wearing my Aquaman underoos on Friday, so I could wear them Saturday morning while I watched the Superfriends.

David J. Cutler said...

Ha, this looks like exactly the pair Hank Venture has on the Venture Bros.

Earth 2 Chris said...

I wore mine to school, and so did my other schoolmates. At least through like 3rd grade or so.

You must have went to Harcore Elementary Rob! :-)

And I did have Aquaman. And Flash! And of course the other common ones.


Wings1295 said...

I had 'em, way back when. My brother had a set for Yoda, which he loved.

Shellhead said...

I had a TON of them. Bats, Supes, Aquaman, Iron Man, Cap, and Spidey for sure. Pretty sure I had Flash, too. I would wear MULTIPLE pairs at once so I could take them off and change into different heroes almost immediately! I think one time I had like four pairs on at the same time. I could even wear them outside! I was probably 6-8 years old at the time.

Russell said...

I bought an Aquaman set when I was in high school and they were going away on clearance. I don't know what ever happened to them....!

The Irredeemable Shag said...

Those are sweet! Sadly I never had Aquaman underoos, but I was sporting some sweet Boba Fett underoos around 1980!

The Irredeemable Shag