Essential Seven Princess Leia TV Moments

Princess Leia in Slave Girl Outfit

What does it say about a woman who wears her hair in cinnamon buns? Princess Leia’s fashion choices have always been a topic of discussion. Particularly the wardrobe of the gold metal bikini sometimes referred to as the “slave girl” look! For many of us that is the “moment when she stopped being a princess and became, you know, a woman!” Both of these looks have become a fixture in pop culture. So much that the “Princess Leia Look” has been inspired writers to include the look into various TV shows. So here are the Essential Seven TV Princess Leia Moments:

7) Lois from Family Guy

Family Guy Lois as Princess Leia

Seth McFarlane has made it clear that he is a huge fan of Star Wars. The first episode of season six is a parody of George Lucas’s epic. Using the Family Guy characters, Seth recast the Star Wars roles. Lois played the part of Princess Leia. This would be fine except it really creates a strange family dynamic with Chris portraying Luke, and Stewie Playing Darth Vader.

6) Deal or No Deal Models

Deal or No Deal Slave Girls Princess Leia

A very special episode of Deal or No Deal featured all 26 models dressed in the slave girl costumes. I hate this show, but seeing a load of girls dressed as Princess Leia made it hard to change the channel.

5) Donna from That ’70s Show

That 70's Show Donna as Princess Leia

Before Eric leaves for Africa Donna, wants to give him a special “going away” present. Thinking that the gift will be lame, Eric is shocked when Donna is dressed as Princess Leia. So what does he do first? He rubs his face against one of her hair buns. It’s creepy, but it could have been worse. He could have wanted to rub her hair with something else! (don’t ask how that might work)

4) Liz Lemon from 30 Rock

Liz Lemon from 30 Rock as Princess Leia

Tina Fey and the writers of 30 Rock often include jokes or quotes from the original trilogy. Fey’s character, Liz Lemon, often compares Jack Donaghy to Darth Vader, and dresses up as Princess Leia for four Halloweens in a row. Her shining Leia moment is when she breaks out the Princess Leia costume to be disqualified from jury duty.

3) Sarah from Chuck

Sarah on Chuck in Slave Girl Outfit

In this special Halloween episode of Chuck, Sarah arrives at the party dressed in a Princess Leia slave bikini. Chuck astonished by her choice of costume asks to take a picture of them together to have something real. In other words, Chuck wants to have a picture of him with a girl dressed like Princess Leia. I did something similar at Star Wars Celebration 3. The only difference was that she didn’t know it.

2) Olivia Munn from G4 Attack of the Show

G4's Olivia Munn

Love her or hate her on Attack of the Show (I think she can be annoying!), you can’t deny that Olivia Munn looks amazing dressed in Princess Leia fashion. In 2007 she donned the gold bikini for G4’s coverage of the San Diego Comic Con. Just recently she hosted the SDCC 09 Star Wars panel. If it wasn’t for her skimpy outfit I would have turned off the panels coverage.

1) Rachel from Friends

Rachel from Friends dressed as the slave girl

The number one Essential Leia Moment easily falls on Jennifer Aniston. In the episode The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy, Rachel asks Ross about any sexual fantasies he might have. Ross reveals that he, like all Star Wars geeks, have “The Princess Leia Fantasy.” This would involve Rachel dressing in the gold bikini from Return of the Jedi. Not only does Jennifer wear the gold bikini (and looks amazing), but she also puts her hair in the cinnamon buns! That is a woman who wants to please her man Star Wars Geek!

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