My Cousin Fugly

Oh, man. This is ridiculous and I embrace it:

This is what you want to see Blanche Devereaux wear to your office holiday party, where she will dance with all the interns and later spike the punch. Additionally, hopefully it is what Marissa Tomei will wear to perform a dramatic reading of the Wikipedia page to which I just linked, because you might think you know Blanche, but you do not know her the way the person who wrote her Wiki did.  It literally addresses the pressing question of Blanche’s feelings about tuna, and I pray it was the work of the late Rue McClanahan. Tuna sandwiches for all!

[Photo: Getty]

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Comments (38):

  1.  Miriam


  2. Meggiemoo

    Ick…is giving weird groin shadows.

    • Alicia

      Weird groin shadows is the kindest construction to put on that. I was going with crotch sweat.

      • Jenz

        She looks like how I felt after a three days of whatever this headache/flu/cold/fever/WHAT crap got done with me. Exhausted, sweaty, in need of a shower and braless.

        •  Gypsy Danger

          She doesn’t look great, but if this is how you look after a bout of illness…not bad

  3. jjdaddyo

    … and yet, I fear this photo shows not the most heinous aspect of this outfit: Evening Wear Camel Toe.

  4.  Miranda

    Tried to find something nice to say… I got nothin’.

  5. TaraMisu


  6. mrsthebigbad

    That wikipedia page is the best thing I have ever read. Thank you for sharing.

    • Alicia

      It’s really something, isn’t it? I had no idea there was such discontinuity on the crucial tuna fish issue.

      • Just me

        I love that it starts out: This article has multiple issues. Hahahahahhaa. I can’t wait to read more!

        •  Sally

          And I like that it starts out with this:

          For the 14th century French queen, see Blanche d’Évreux.

      •  HelenBackAgain

        Tuna quiche?

    • Lori

      “This article may contain an excessive amount of intricate detail that may only interest a specific audience.”
      “This article’s plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed.”

      Oh, Wikipedia, it’s like you don’t know me at all. You can never have too many details about Blanche Elizabeth Marie Hollingsworth Devereaux!

      (Note: I’ll never understand why shows don’t work out basic character points, like full names and birthdays, before the pilot and keep them handy to avoid stupid mistakes.)

  7. SugarMagnolia

    HER HAIR. I wish mine looked like that (and that I was aging like her).

  8. LT

    She looks so great for her age — is it possible My Cousin Vinnie came out two decades ago? Still, this picture makes her look like she’s wet her pants. Ooof.

  9. Stefanie

    I don’t know if I should be ashamed or proud of the fact I knew 98% of the stuff in the Wiki article. What can I say? Blanche Devereaux is my spirit animal.

  10. Megs

    Why does the Wikipedia keep referring to something called The Golden Palace?

    Also, I would never wear that, but I think Marissa looks good in it.

    •  laucie

      It was a sorta-sequel, without Bea Arthur, where the girls ran a small Miami hotel. The great Don Cheadle actually was a trgular. It was no “Golden Girls.”

  11. Jules

    Those pants are a crime against humanity.

  12. TereLiz

    I really want to like this but whatinthenameoffug is happening to her crotch?

  13.  Mifty

    There’s a pic out there comparing this to the runway version. It seems to have started life as a jumpsuit, with a baggy top cut for maximum sternum display, and with the pants absurdly long; on the model they look like they’re cut to completely cover very tall shoes.

    So the question, I guess, is why anyone would choose an outfit that needed to be that extensively overhauled to be wearable, and that, once overhauled, turned out to be a rather tame set of PJ’s.

    • Steph _NZ
      • Ms Poopy von Pants

        It looks like the model is on stilts! I think the runway version is “better”??? Maybe without so much boob, maybe an interesting thing underneath it? (stripes? I don’t know, I’m grasping here because I love her.) The fabric looks so cheap and terrible in her version.

        I can’t believe I’m about to type this sentence, but she should have kept it as a jumpsuit. I recall her totally rockin’ unflattering pants (and possibly pantsuits) in Slums of Beverly Hills. I know that was a long time ago but she doesn’t seem to be aging.

  14. nobody much

    this is just terrible.

  15.  moi

    Hate the outfit, love her hair. She seems to be aging with incredible grace, too.

  16. Bluebonnets on it

    She looks like Bobbie Gentry in the you tube video of “Fancy”. Perhaps she is ready to bust out with the “mashed potato”

  17. gryt

    This outfit is so bad that it’s good. It has gone full circle! But you gotta wear it with attitude (which she does). I really hope she’s wearing mules with that, heh. Maybe gold?

  18. Sandra

    Stel McC, by any chance?

  19.  witjunkie

    Man, if her top had just been an inch or two longer, her crotch could do what it liked and we wouldn’t have had to be a part of it.

  20. Bambi Anne Dear

    Man, Blanche’s Wiki page is one helluva detailed character description. Testament to the success of the show I guess.

  21. bookworm1973
  22. Jennifer Groves

    I actually exclaimed “Oh noooo!” out loud when I saw this.

  23.  HelenBackAgain

    This is pretty bad, but Marisa is SO on and off, I’m going to say that for her I don’t think it’s terrible. Sometimes she looks amazing, and other times it’s OH MY GOD WHAT WERE YOU THINKING. This is in between. I can live with that.

    Also, it looks like she brushed that impossibly thick hair, which must be hard to do, and I appreciate it on the rare occasions that she does. So, bonus points for that.

  24. Liz

    She’s jumpier than a virgin at a prison rodeo.

    (…for those who watched the show)

  25. Lily1214