Or maybe just I was. How else could you explain my wanting to dress like this:
This is definitely in the annals of “What Was I Thinking?” Also, thank God my mother had some sense.
Granted I was eight when Punky Brewster first aired. Granted she was abandoned by her mom and perhaps that was the excuse for the fact that she dressed like a colorblind homeless person. But really? Two different colored Converse? A bandana tied around the knee? What was it supposed to do there, anyway? Serve as a tourniquette? How did it stay up? It wasn’t for another ten years that I realized that wearing one pant leg up had gang connotations. Were we supposed to think this live-action Rainbow Brite was hardcore?
Of course, this show also introduced us to the star of another cheesy late 80s show: