He will cut you like a knife.
(submitted by Clara)
You can’t tell in the photo, but he’s wearing a pair of those shiny tights under the sweatpants.
Marcia made her husband, the CPA show up for the photo. He was OK with the sweatpants and tshirt… she wasn’t & made hime put on the matching headband. He loves sweating, she loves the band.
Denny Terio wannabe?
Are the “not awkward” police off duty?
No -they are dumbstruck – no person alive could claim that this is “not awkward”!
They are meeting with the ”photoshopped” police
At the Killjoy Convention
Girls, Stork Pose, GO!
An unbelievable contrast to the The Van Helsings.
It looks like that is the girl’s hand, not the guy’s. See the pink nail polish (I know with all that’s going on in this pic, nail polish might mean nothing).
I’m betting he’s “Mr. Marcia” and that’s the family. Also, that’s NOT his hand on the far left hip; it’s her’s.
it’s Dance Fever 2010!
I’m surprised how few have commented on the man and his Marciawear. The detective in me says this is a family photo, the man is likely her husband and part of Marcia’s little group (remember when Jane Fonda always had a man in her exercise videos?), and of course the two girls are daughters. Yes, the whole era was awkward, but men who voluntarily enlisted for this did not popularize jazzercize – they awkwardized it even more.
These outfits are serious static electricity generators…what else explains the hair? Dad’s role is to receive discharges of the excess s-e.
Thank goodness those days are over! I bet they thought they were “it” with those outfits!
My eyeballs hurt. Hope they don’t have to see too many more of these. Ouch!
ARGHHHHHH those shiny nude hose!!!! Some of the women that I worked with in the early 90′s would wear those Gawd awful shiny nude hose with shorts and walking shoes and thought they were the coolest thing around.
We would go walking on our lunch hour and I would hide in the Ladies room until those ditz had left so I wouldnt be seen with them.
I simply dont *get* the female on the left. What the heck is she wearing? Is that a belly ruffle? With a Members Only jacket?
The mind boggles. I wonder though did she buy the sparkly leg warmers first and then the headbands or vice versa
I can’t figure out if the “M” is a heart or an apple bottom.
The family that dancersizes toghether stays together…
WWWWWWWOOWWW! And….I don’t get why this wasn’t submitted for awkward 80′s pics, cuz it would have probably been a contender….
You know this was the wife’s idea!
for sure, no man would come up with this. Cherchez la femme!
polyester…the fabric of our lives.
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!
also, notice the dude’s hand on Maricia is on her back… but on the lady on the right it is seriously close to her butt? what’s that all about, you would think that marcia would be his lady?
If you check his stance, athletic as it is, I think he’s actually tipping to his right and using that woman’s ample back porch to keep from falling. She’s like a bookend for the whole bunch!
that hand close to her butt is hers–she’s wearing red fingernail polish…
er, that’s her hand. Note the nail polish.
The arm going to Marcia’s butt is Marcia’s.
all that’s missing in this picture is a cropped mesh top for the guy
At least he’s wearing blue. So, you know, he will still look manly!
The most disturbing thing about this photo is that no one in the the picture looks like they were uncomfortable with the scenario. They actually look pretty happy in this picture. Meanwhile, I will have nightmares tonight.
somebody call 911…I just carved my eyes out of my head and can’t see to dial the phone.
What this picture needs is some . . . JAZZ HANDS!!
I used to have scary shiny tights like Marcia and her gang (excluding her “maniac” of course) when I was in my ’80′s dance class phase – but no schmancy glitter headband w/the matching legwarmers!! I’ll admit to being a little jealous of those! : ) So sad the 80′s had to end!
Walmart is YOUR shop for costumes this year.
and it feels so right…
”Thanks to you all for auditioning for The Village People,however,…..you’re cut,sorry”
“Richard Simmons is our God!”
Irene Cara, Denney Terrio, Olivia Newton-John and Stevie Nicks
Jane Fonda in there?
It looks like a local community center decided to put on Flashdance.
For me, the headband on Sweatsuit Guy makes the whole picture…
Oh contrair! This is a well-rounded, full-bodied, mega cup of awkwardness! From the big 80′s hair, to the sparkly legwarmers, to the belly shirts, to the cowgirl hat, to the dust ruffle/skirt thingy…..there’s just so much awkwardness there! It’s like a vegas-style awkward buffet!
(But the matching headbands – that also match Marcia’s belt and legwarmers – are a nice touch!
I’m thinking Marcia just had a bunch of shiney headbans and converted one into a belt for her and wrapped a few around her ankles. I mean come one, those legwarmers have to be so scratchy and basically worthless.
Now…if she was wearing them clear up to her thighs like we did in college, then we’d know for sure if they were headbands or real legwarmers. Seriously, on cold days, a lot of us would wear long wool legwarmers over our jeans as we plodded to and from classes at college. Those were the days.
Sad, but this reminds me of my childhood in so many ways.
Dreadfully awkward, in more ways than one.
I don’t know what scares me more: the glitter leg warmers or the depths of discomfort and awkwardness that man is willing to sink to. Scratch that: they scare me equally. I certainly don’t miss the 80′s!!!
Wow, there’s just so much wrong with this picture, I’m not sure where to begin….
sparkly gold leg warmers … yikes
Come on everybody! Jazz hands! Let me see those jazz hands!
I love the Debbie Gibson look-a-like on the right. At least we can be thankful that he doesn’t have his shirt tucked into his high wasted sweat pants.
OMG – Marcia looks like a Jazzercize teacher I had back in 1985. The 80s were such an equalizer for young and old – everybody looked equally bad.
That inscription at the bottom can’t be Eldridge ’90 – as in the year 1990?!!!
Also, the “M” on the Marcia logo looks rather suggestive.
Though it somehow sounds like a recent date, this + pictures of my own that I’ve gone through seem to remind me that 1990 was indeed very much the 80′s!
1990 seems entirely possible. I was in 2nd year university then, and half the girls wore their hair like Silver-bra on the left there, only with the bangs teased higher. It takes a while for one decade’s fashion horrors to get replaced by the next’s.
i noticed the “90″ also, & believe this must be Canadian. they still dress like this there.
Blame Canada!!! Blame Canada!!!
Its like Debbie Gibson banged Richard Simmons…
Costumes are scary, Marcia looks close to 50, but has AWESOME legs….
nude hose like that makes everyone’s legs look awesome
I think those legs are fake. they look like the leg lamp in Christmas story.
The legs are photoshopped! LOL
Words fail me. Mom, what were you THINKING? Maybe she was hanging in her zero gravity boots for too long.
Oh! I’m just speachless
Oh wow…are those STIRRUP LEG WARMERS?!?! You also can’t go wrong with shiny nude hose…
I don’t get the “Stirrup Leg Warmers”. Is there some chance that they’ll fall UP?
Actually, they could creep up if you did a lot of the “stork pose” as shown. In order to fit them around your foot, the ankle was kinda loose, and the stirrups kept them nice and taut. But overall, it was a HIDEOUS fashion era!
headbands, legwarmers, sequins oh my!
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