Nostalgic TV Sitcoms That Would Be Censored Today

By | August 21, 2022

Season one of "Charlie's Angels" was a jiggly game changer

The Jiggle TV movement took place in an era when television shows were shifting from dealing with women who were buttoned up homemakers to sisters who were doing it for themselves in low cut blouses and high rise miniskirts. Shows like Charlie’s Angels, Wonder Woman, and Battle of the Network Stars brought the jiggle to the masses, but not everyone was on board. The phrase “Jiggle TV” was initially introduced by Paul Klein, an executive from NBC who absolutely hated the way the network’s biggest competitor, ABC, bounced out a slew of shows that brought in big numbers by using plenty of T and lots of A.

Rather than cover up their stars, ABC continued producing Jiggly goodness into the ‘80s, creating nostalgic TV sitcoms that turned audiences on while making sure they tuned in. Jiggle TV movement didn't stop at just sitcoms, but jiggled and spilled its way over into all kinds of media. If you thought Jiggle TV ended at TV, think again, there's plenty of jiggles that created a movement that shocked the entire groovy era!!!  

Warning, these photos are graphic and will cause major nostalgia!

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Season one of Charlie’s Angels is essential Jiggle TV viewing. It’s the’s only season that features Farrah Fawcett as blonde bombshell Jill Munroe, a character that made male viewers from the age of 14 to 65 turn the channel to ABC once a week from 1976 to 1981. Throughout the series the Angels may have changed, but the sexy style never did. Throughout its five year run smokin’ hot actresses like Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith moved into rotation as private investigators who have a blast while going undercover to solve crime. Anyone growing up in the era definitely had their eyes glued to this show. 

It's hard to know where to look on "Battle of the Network Stars"

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Even if sports aren’t your thing, Battle of the Network Stars was a whole different kind of monster. Not only did viewers get to see their favorite television stars competing in semi-olympic games that tested their might and mettle, but it was a prime example of programming of their era that placed a premium on watching gals in tight clothing carry out unnatural acts. This wasn’t just a byproduct of the show, it was one of the reasons that it was created. There’s no way that the producers weren’t aware of the genius work that they were committing to celluloid when they pitched this show.