Kelly Ripa As Wonder Woman OR No Regis As Steve Trevor? Disappointing.

I didn’t watch the TV Land awards this weekend, largely due to the fact that I had no idea they were on or that a channel that airs mostly reruns actually gives awards.  It all seems very nonsensical to me!!  Nonetheless, they exist (apparently it’s the tenth one!!) and this year Kelly Ripa was the host.  In her opening, she dressed up as several famous TV characters, including Catwoman, Velma from Scooby Doo, a non-descript Star Trek character, and Wonder Woman:

Here’s a closer look at the costume, which isn’t nearly as detailed as the Lynda Carter TV version.  It’s certainly very sparkly though:

In the opening, Ripa refuses all of the outfits before settling on a Catwoman costume, and rejects the Wonder Woman look because:

It’s too flashy!!  But let me wear this home for Mark. *wink*

Carson Kressley was also in the opening sketch, so yeah… that was a thing that happened. 

While the opening was all sorts of cheesy, it’s fun that Wonder Woman has remained such a cultural icon.  Even though she hasn’t been brought back in movie form like every other superhero, the legacy of the 70s TV show is really quite impressive.  Movies have made lesser known characters like Iron Man, Black Widow, and Green Lantern household names outside of comic book fandom, but people have known Wonder Woman for DECADES largely due to an old TV show that only ran for three years.  Wonder Woman certainly made her mark.  While a reference at the TV Land awards isn’t really the world’s biggest platform, Wonder Woman gets referenced all over the place, all the time. 

With that kind of name recognition, you’d think there’d be a movie by now!!

From Daily Mail, via the always wonderful DC Women Kicking Ass.

Published by Tim Hanley

Tim Hanley is a comic book historian and the author of Wonder Woman Unbound, Investigating Lois Lane, The Many Lives of Catwoman, and Betty and Veronica: The Leading Ladies of Riverdale.

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