As might be inferred from my last post, I am decidedly pro-pigtail. In celebration of pigtails, I bring you the following pigtail-themed list.
The 10 people on this list have one thing in common. Or two things, really. Pigtails. Whether it’s two braids, or two little pony tails, these folks know how to do the two-do with style.
- Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Dorothy’s pigtails with their blue-ribbon bows are iconic, and a standard feature of Dorothy costumes, along with the blue gingham dress and ruby slippers. Many illustrations of the original book (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum), also show Dorothy in pigtails.
- Ronald Ann from Berke Breathed’s cartoon Outland. She started off with 3 pigtails, but her do evolved to the classic 2.
- Laura of Little House on the Prairie. I’m familiar with the TV show Laura, as played by Melissa Gilbert. I can’t speak for her hair in the books on which the show was based. (I loved her braided pigtails when I was about 11, and would occasionally wear my hair that way.)
- Pippi Longstockings. The super-strong Pippi, of the books and movies, has bright red pigtails that defy gravity.
- Cindy from the Brady Bunch, in the early days. The youngest one in curls. Which were often in pigtails.
- Bubbles, the Powerpuff Girl. The sweet girly-girl one, and
- Sailor Moon, who has really, really long blond pigtails.
- Jennifer Schwalbach Smith (aka Kevin Smith’s wife) wore pigtails with her black leather catsuit in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) (I actually found a picture of Kevin Smith in pigtails, which was not something I expected to find.)
- Buffy, on occasion, also sported pigtails. Like in the episode “Fear Itself,” a bit which you can see on YouTube. (Okay, so Buffy’s dressed in a Little Red Riding Hood Halloween costume in this one, but other times she wears pigtails when not dressed as a little girl.)
- Michelle Yeoh in Supercop/Jing cha gu shi III: Chao ji jing cha/ Police Story III: Supercop: I mentioned once before that my favorite scene in this movie is a fight scene where she’s wearing her hair in braided pigtails. Those braids go a-flyin’ as she kicks some serious ass.
Then there are various girly-girl cartoon & animé characters wear pigtails, like…
And lest you think that pigtails are just for toddlers and schoolgirls, I submit to you the following pigtail-sporting women:
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May I suggest an 11th? Wendy from Wendy’s Hamburgers had some mean pigtails.
Damn, that’s cute.
Mine’s wearing pigtails today.
Yes, no real reason to stop at 10. Wendy does indeed have some mean pigtails.
Yes, apparently pigtails have a cumulative cuteness effect.
Did you get a picture of yours in pigtails? Because while pigtails are cute at any age, I think they are still cutest on the smaller-sized people. And further documentation supports the case for cuteness.
Is there a cut off age where they aren’t allowed anymore? I hope not. As soon as my little one has hair that’s long enough, you can bet she’ll be pig tale-ing it all over the place.
Scarecrow: you see I can’t even scare a crow. They come from miles around just to eat in my field and laugh in my face. oh I’m a failure because I haven’t got a brain.
Dorothy: well, what would you do with a brain if you had one?
Scarecrow: do? why if I had a brain I could [starts singing] I could wile away the hours conferring with the flowers consulting with the rain and my head I’d be scratching if I only had a brain. I’d unravel every riddle for any individual in trouble or in pain.
Dorothy: [starts singing] with the thoughts you’d be thinking you could be another Lincoln if you only had a brain]
Scarecrow: [starts singing] oh I would tell you why the ocean’s near the shore. I could think of things I’ve thunk before and then I’d sit and think some more. I would not be just a nothing with my head all full of stuffing my heart all full of pain. I would dance and be merry life would be a Ding-a-Derry if I only had a brain.
Dorothy: [claps] wonderful why if our scarecrow back in Kansas could do that the crows would be scared to pieces.
Scarecrow: they would?
Scarecrow: where’s Kansas?
Dorothy: that’s where I live and I wanna get back there so badly I’m going all the way to the Emerald City to ask the wizard to help me.
Scarecrow: you’re going to see the wizard?
Scarecrow: do you think if I went with you the wizard would give me some brains?
Dorothy: I couldn’t say but even if he didn’t you’d be no worse off than you are now.
Scarecrow: yes, that’s true.
Dorothy: but maybe you better not. I’ve got a witch mad at me and you might get into trouble.
Scarecrow: witch? I’m not afraid of anything. except a lighted match. [points to the straw on his arm]
Dorothy: I don’t blame you for that.
Scarecrow: but I’d face a whole box of them for the chance of getting some brains. Look I won’t be any trouble because I don’t eat a thing and I won’t try to manage things because I can’t think. Won’t you take me with you?
Dorothy: why of course I will.
Scarecrow: hooray! we’re off to see the wizard!
Dorothy: whoa you’re not starting off very well.
Scarecrow: well, I’ll try. really I will.
Dorothy: to Oz?
Scarecrow: to Oz!
Dorothy: [to Tin Man] My goodness how did you ever get like this?
Tin Man: Well, about a year ago I was chopping that tree when suddenly it began to rain and right in the middle of a chop I rusted solid. Been that way ever since.
Dorothy: Well, you’re perfect now.
Tin Man: Perfect? Bang on my chest if you think I’m perfect. Go ahead bang on it!
Dorothy: [bangs on Tin Man’s chest]
Scarecrow: Beautiful! What an echo!
Tin Man: It’s empty. The tinsmith forgot to give me a heart.
Dorothy & Scarecrow: No heart?
Tin Man: No heart. All hollow. [starts singing] When a man’s an empty kettle he should be on his mettle and yet I’m torn apart. Just because I’m presuming that I could be kinda human if I only had a heart. I’d be tender I’d be gentle and awful sentimental regarding love and art. I’d be friends with the sparrows and the boy who shoots the arrows if I only had a heart. Picture me a balcony above the voice sings low. Wherefore art thou Romeo? I hear a beat how sweet. Just to register emotion jealousy devotion and really feel the part. I could stay young and chipper and I’d lock it with a zipper if I only had a heart. [starts dancing until his knee stiffens]
Dorothy: [oils the Tin Man’s stiffened knee]
Tin Man: [starts dancing]
Dorothy: [after the Tin Man falls down] Oh oh. Are you alright?
Tin Man: Afraid I’m a little rusty yeah.
Dorothy: [oils the Tin Man] Oh dear that was wonderful. You know we were just wondering why you couldn’t come with us to the Emerald City to ask the wizard for a heart.
Tin Man: Suppose the wizard wouldn’t give me one when we got there.
Dorothy: Oh but he will. He must. We’ve come such a long way already.
Wicked Witch: [cackles] You call that long why you’ve just begun. Helping the little lady along are you my fine gentlemen? Well, stay away from her or I’ll stuff a mattress with you and you I’ll use you for a beehive. Here Scarecrow wanna play ball? [cackles then exits]
Scarecrow: I’m not afraid of her. I’ll see you get safely to the wizard now whether I get a brain or not. Stuff a mattress with me. Hah!
Tin Man: I’ll see you reach the wizard now whether I get a brain or not. Beehive bah. Let her try and make a beehive out of me.
Dorothy: Oh you’re the best friends anybody ever had. And it’s funny but I feel as if I’ve known you all the time but I couldn’t have could I?
Scarecrow: I don’t see how. You weren’t around when I was stuffed and sewn together were you?
Tin Man: I was standing over there rusting for the longest time.
Dorothy: Still I wish I could remember but I guess it doesn’t matter anyway. We know each other now don’t we?
Scarecrow: That’s right.
Tin Man: We do.
Dorothy: To Oz?
Tin Man & Scarecrow: To Oz!