13 Things I Learned from Watching Wonder Woman

1. Wearing your hair up and donning glasses is a great disguise. Even fellow government colleagues, whose job is to track down spies, won’t recognize you.

2. Though I guess she has had worse disguises.

3. Steve Trevor made a great damsel in distress. In just about every episode.

4. Episodes with men in gorilla suits don’t make for good tv.

5. All accessories should have a secondary use.

6. If things don’t work out with a guy, just wait a few years till his son grows up. Ick.

7. I finally found a fellow Amazon I can relate to, who towers over everyone.

8. Wonder Woman was a great role model for young girls everywhere.

9. But granny panties are never a good idea.

10. Wonder Woman had to take ballet lessons in order to change clothes.

11. Spinning around in circles causes a lot of static electricity.

12. I know it was the 70s, but some wardrobe consultants should have been fired before this disaster of an outfit.

13. Wonder Woman also briefly suffered from split personality disorder when she thought she was a genie.

And a bonus photo:

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery – but COME ON! Either that, or Lynda really let herself go for a while.

Fun Facts about the first season:

SPINS: Wonder Woman spins 29 times during the first season.

LASSO: Wonder Woman uses her lasso 24 times during the first season.

JUMPS: Wonder Woman jumps 31 times during the first season.

THROSSING: Wonder Woman throws 55 bad guys during the first season.

MISCELLANEOUS: Wonder Woman lifts and stops a car; she gets shot over 30 times with a machine gun; they throw a knife at her twice; breaks down a door; imitates voices; breaks chains; liberates Steve from a wood container; breaks two wood gates and a steel door; liberates herself from the trap of the questioning chamber; uses a karate chop to knock Kesselman down; stops a steel trap door; climbs walls; throws bombs; shows scientific knowledge; breaks in through a glassed roof-window; jumps through a glassed-window; breaks a lock; uses tiara as a boomerang; she’s gassed and it seems she has the power to cure herself; bends steel; shows super-strength, bends a gun, throws 4 bombs previously thrown at her; and bends the bars from a cell.

20 thoughts on “13 Things I Learned from Watching Wonder Woman”

  1. Ha! I have to laugh at number 4, with men in gorilla suits. The picture reminds me of the end of Trading Places, where Mr. Beaks gets put in a gorilla suit and locked up with a real gorilla, who is actually just another man in a gorilla suit (as far as I could tell).

  2. That was fun! I haven’t seen images from this show in forever. I do remember that we used to watch it all the time. Can’t believe my parents stomached it enough to let us watch it because this isn’t their kind of thing at all.

  3. LOL! Poor Steve Trevor. It must have been hard on his ego. :)

    WW was a very popular Halloween costume in the late 70s. Not that I’d know anything about that personally….

  4. ROFL… I remember watching this series in the era of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman… Costumes were definitely 70s-chic, which was anything but chic! (This coming from a guy who grew up in the 70s and still thinks wearing flannel shirts is ok!) Thanks for the walk down memory lane! (And didn’t it seem that many of the female-led shows — Wonder Woman, I Dream of Genie, and so on — had pansies as male counterparts? :))

  5. I would drop EVERYTHING when Wonder Woman came on. Between her, Princess Leia, Sarah Connor, and Ellen Ripley, I had my role models all lined up, strong and smart.

  6. LOVED Wonder Woman. And thrilled to see Linda Carter in Moisture Whip lipstick commercials too LOL. Early role model. The 90’s kids had Xena–we had WW.

    Goes along with “Steve Austin, a man barely alive…”” and Bionic Woman!

    Fun photos.

  7. Oh man, that was hilarious. I remember watching these. I admire my parents for watching these beside us without gagging too loudly.

    And yes, the wardrobe was awful. Some things just don’t translate well from the comic book page to the small screen.

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