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* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': According to WordOfGod, Mortadelo's clothing was already outdated when the comic was started in TheFifties.


* ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' seems to take place in the 2010s but the titular Marnie dresses in very vintage looking clothes for a twelve year old. Even her [[TrueBlueFemininity colours of choice]] are somewhat dated. Her parents and their peers also dress in clothes that look more like they're fit for the early-to-mid 20th century. [[spoiler:This is because Marnie is a ghost and is fashioned after her childhood in the mid-1900s]].



* ComicBook/JimmyOlsen sometimes still wears a blazer and bowtie in ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''. Poked fun at in ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', when Jimmy is voted worst dressed man in Metropolis. In that series, he also takes a shine to "Kryptonian Overpants"

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* ComicBook/JimmyOlsen sometimes still wears a blazer and bowtie in ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''. Poked fun at in ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', when Jimmy is voted worst dressed man in Metropolis. In that series, he also takes a shine to "Kryptonian Overpants"Overpants". This trope changes depending on the decade, as blazers and bow-ties have gone in-and-out of style since Jimmy's debut.




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* ComicBook/BlackCanary's outfit dates back to her debut as a 1940s noir-esque villain. It has been replaced but the comics always come back to the original. It's been given several explanations over time, with the most common being that the LegacyCharacter daughter of the original styled herself after her mother's old outfit. In the 2010s, DC explained her outfit as being because she's in a rock band.


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* ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' seems to take place in the 2010s but the titular Marnie dresses in very vintage looking clothes for a 12 year old. Even her [[TrueBlueFemininity colours of choice]] are somewhat dated. Her parents and their peers also dress in clothes that look more like they're fit for the early-to-mid 20th century. This is because Marnie is [[spoiler:a ghost and is fashioned after her childhood in the mid-1900s]].

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** The Guinness Book of World Records didn't get the memo about this, a fact that came to light when a British emergency room nurse ran the London Marathon in her uniform to raise money for charity and beat the previous world record time, only to discover that they had apparently not updated their official definition of a nurse's uniform since the 1920s.


* ''Franchise/TheFlash'': Barry Allen was associated with a bowtie long after they were popular. With his return, Geoff Johns has Barry explaining that he had to borrow an old bowtie on the fly for a court appearance where he met his future love, Iris West, for the first time. She liked the look. He said nothing.

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* ''Franchise/TheFlash'': Barry Allen was associated with a bowtie long after they were popular. With his return, Geoff Johns Creator/GeoffJohns has Barry explaining that he had to borrow an old bowtie on the fly for a court appearance where he met his future love, Iris West, for the first time. She liked the look. He said nothing.



* The BeehiveHairdo associated with Night Girl of the Legion of Substitute Heroes. She did switch to 'letting her hair down' for a few years in 1970s, and again for the long-term in the early 1980s to the very end of the original Legion continuity in 1994.
* Johnny Thunder of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica sported a green business suit and bowtie that would have been in fashion when the character was created in the 1940s, but he kept wearing it for decades afterwards. The narration in one story in the 1980s {{lampshade}}s this by mentioning that his fashion sense went into a permanent stall sometime in the 1950s.

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* The BeehiveHairdo associated with Night Girl of the [[ComicBook/{{LegionOfSuper-Heroes}} Legion of Substitute Heroes.Heroes]]. She did switch to 'letting her hair down' for a few years in 1970s, and again for the long-term in the early 1980s to the very end of the original Legion continuity in 1994.
* Johnny Thunder of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica sported a green business suit and bowtie that would have been in fashion when the character was created in the 1940s, but he kept wearing it for decades afterwards. The narration in one story in the 1980s {{lampshade}}s {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this by mentioning that his fashion sense went into a permanent stall sometime in the 1950s.



** Mary Jane Watson is a huge victim of this, being a fashion model during her appearances in the 1980s and 1990s. The funny thing was that the contemporary "[[EightiesHair big hair]]" look that Todd [=McFarlane=] gave her in the 1990s actually dated more quickly than her "so outdated it's cool again" 1960s hairstyle, which was then brought back.
** Also in ''Spider-Man'', supporting character Captain Jean [=DeWolff=] dressed like someone out of a 1940s film noir and drove a matching vintage roadster, but that seems to have been a deliberately retro look.
* 616-verse ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}; it doesn't help that she was created to cash in on the disco craze. And in 1980, when disco was running down. Dazzler wears her 1970s costume these days, though. Apparently, her singing career got a revival, so she's all glam again.

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** Mary Jane Watson ComicBook/MaryJaneWatson is a huge victim of this, being a fashion model during her appearances in the 1980s and 1990s. The funny thing was that the contemporary "[[EightiesHair big hair]]" look that Todd [=McFarlane=] gave her in the 1990s actually dated more quickly than her "so outdated it's cool again" 1960s hairstyle, which was then brought back.
** Also in ''Spider-Man'', supporting Supporting character Captain Jean [=DeWolff=] dressed like someone out of a 1940s film noir and drove a matching vintage roadster, but that seems to have been a deliberately retro look.
* 616-verse ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}; it doesn't help that [[FadSuper she was created to cash in on the disco craze.craze]]. And in 1980, when disco was running down. Dazzler wears her 1970s costume these days, though. Apparently, her singing career got a revival, so she's all glam again.



* Misty Knight still wears a poofy 1970s-era afro (weirdly, though, it's far more exaggerated than her actual style in the '70s). {{ComicBook/Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, on the other hand, has managed to get his shirt buttoned all the way up.

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* Misty Knight ComicBook/MistyKnight still wears a poofy 1970s-era afro (weirdly, though, it's far more exaggerated than her actual style in the '70s). {{ComicBook/Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, on the other hand, has managed to get his shirt buttoned all the way up.



* ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'': Jughead's hat [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whoopee_cap was actually in style]] for HighSchool boys in the late Thirties/early 1940s. In TheNineties Jughead got a backwards baseball cap. Fortunately the PowersThatBe decided to change his hat back, given that he was named after it. The [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 more modern-looking reboot]] keeps the hat, however the show ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' replaces it with a similar looking beanie.

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Jughead's hat [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whoopee_cap was actually in style]] for HighSchool boys in the late Thirties/early 1940s. In TheNineties Jughead got a backwards baseball cap. Fortunately the PowersThatBe decided to change his hat back, given that he was named after it. The [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 more modern-looking reboot]] keeps the hat, however the show ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' replaces it with a similar looking beanie.



* In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', when Marty travels to 1885, Doc Brown from 1955 dresses Marty in what he believes to be appropriate period themed garb. Marty protests the loudly colored faux cowboy clothing, saying "Creator/ClintEastwood never wore anything like this". When Marty gets to the past and goes into town, he's quickly mocked for his clothing and nearly gets killed by the bad guys. When 1885 Doc Brown saves him, he asks "What idiot dressed you in that outfit?" Marty says "You did.".
* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'': In [[BadFuture the alternate 1985]], where Biff is a CorruptCorporateExecutive, Biff and his gang (still together since 1955) [[http://kissthemgoodbye.net/movie/albums/Back%20to%20the%20Future%20Part%20II%201989/bttf21989-1636.jpg seem to fit in]] more with TheSeventies than TheEighties. Part of this is because Biff's look and lifestyle are based on Elvis Presley's final days.

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** ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'': In [[BadFuture the alternate 1985]], where Biff is a CorruptCorporateExecutive, Biff and his gang (still together since 1955) [[http://kissthemgoodbye.net/movie/albums/Back%20to%20the%20Future%20Part%20II%201989/bttf21989-1636.jpg seem to fit in]] more with TheSeventies than TheEighties. Part of this is because Biff's look and lifestyle are based on Music/ElvisPresley's final days.
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In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', when Marty travels to 1885, Doc Brown from 1955 dresses Marty in what he believes to be appropriate period themed garb. Marty protests the loudly colored faux cowboy clothing, saying "Creator/ClintEastwood never wore anything like this". When Marty gets to the past and goes into town, he's quickly mocked for his clothing and nearly gets killed by the bad guys. When 1885 Doc Brown saves him, he asks "What idiot dressed you in that outfit?" Marty says "You did.".
* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'': In [[BadFuture the alternate 1985]], where Biff is a CorruptCorporateExecutive, Biff and his gang (still together since 1955) [[http://kissthemgoodbye.net/movie/albums/Back%20to%20the%20Future%20Part%20II%201989/bttf21989-1636.jpg seem to fit in]] more with TheSeventies than TheEighties. Part of this is because Biff's look and lifestyle are based on Elvis Presley's final days.
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* The Wizarding World in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' tends to be between a couple of decades and a couple of centuries out of touch with {{Muggle}} fashions, alongside regularly being clueless about the gender-appropriateness of muggle clothes, leading to an AnachronismStew hodgepodge of clothing depending on the age of the wizard and how much stock they put in [[FantasticRacism holding themselves apart]] from mere {{Muggles}}. Wizard fashions change with the times as well, as illustrated in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''. Ron comments on his Yule Ball robes, "Traditional? They're ancient!"

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* The Wizarding World in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' tends to be between a couple of decades and a couple of centuries out of touch with {{Muggle}} {{Muggle|s}} fashions, alongside regularly being clueless about the gender-appropriateness of muggle clothes, leading to an AnachronismStew hodgepodge of clothing depending on the age of the wizard and how much stock they put in [[FantasticRacism holding themselves apart]] from mere {{Muggles}}. Wizard fashions change with the times as well, as illustrated in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''. Ron comments on his Yule Ball robes, "Traditional? They're ancient!"



* The notion of an OutdatedOutfit became a running gag on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', with the character of Lupe who was known to wear exclusively hand-me-downs from Lucille. This usually resulted in funny background gags, such as a Halloween jumper on Thanksgiving or a Bush/Cheney jumper in late 2005.

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* The notion of an OutdatedOutfit this became a running gag on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', with the character of Lupe who was known to wear exclusively hand-me-downs from Lucille. This usually resulted in funny background gags, such as a Halloween jumper on Thanksgiving or a Bush/Cheney jumper in late 2005.



* [[Creator/SteveBuscemi Tony Blundetto]] of Series/TheSopranos went to prison in TheEighties. [[Series/MiamiVice It shows]].

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* [[Creator/SteveBuscemi Tony Blundetto]] of Series/TheSopranos ''Series/TheSopranos'' went to prison in TheEighties. [[Series/MiamiVice It shows]].



* Captain Peacock of ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' is always seen wearing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroller_(style) semi-formal morning dress]], which had long been abandoned by all but the staunchest businessmen, even in TheSeventies. This goes hand in hand with the character, who is [[BritishStuffiness fastidious, pompous and stuffy]].

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* Captain Peacock of ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' is always seen wearing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroller_(style) org/wiki/Black_lounge_suit semi-formal morning dress]], which had long been abandoned by all but the staunchest businessmen, even in TheSeventies. This goes hand in hand with the character, who is [[BritishStuffiness fastidious, pompous and stuffy]].



* Wrestling/{{ECW}}'s Tommy Dreamer drew an enormous amount of hate in his early days due to being a prettyboy face (good guy) and his comically outdated wrestling outfit, complete with bright green suspenders.

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* Wrestling/{{ECW}}'s Tommy Dreamer Wrestling/TommyDreamer drew an enormous amount of hate in his early days due to being a prettyboy face (good guy) and his comically outdated wrestling outfit, complete with bright green suspenders.



* Just... when does ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' take place anyways? Just look at Miles! The game takes place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture and he's wearing a ruffled cravat as if it was the Victorian era, although this seems to be something common to the Von Karma family he's from, and [[FirstPersonSnarker Phoenix has made snide comments to himself about his ruffles]].

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* Just... when does ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' take place anyways? Just look at Miles! The game takes place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture and he's wearing a ruffled cravat as if it was the Victorian era, although this seems to be something common to the Von Karma family he's from, and [[FirstPersonSnarker [[FirstPersonSmartass Phoenix has made snide comments to himself about his ruffles]].



** Otto in later seasons. He dresses and talks like a perpetual 1980s teenager. He even still wears a portable cassette player on his hip despite the fact that they've been obsolete for years.

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** Otto in later seasons. He dresses and talks like a perpetual 1980s teenager. He even still wears a portable cassette player on his hip [[TechnologyMarchesOn despite the fact that they've been obsolete for years.years]].



* ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} gets a pass when wearing his Navy whites (which haven't changed much in decades) but usually he's wearing a much more dated nautical outfit that was old-fashioned even in the 1930's.

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gets a pass when wearing his Navy whites (which haven't changed much in decades) but usually he's wearing a much more dated nautical outfit that was old-fashioned even in the 1930's.



* Likewise the [[CommieLand Communist bloc]] during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar; this was much commented on in media coverage of the fall of the [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar Berlin Wall]].

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* Likewise the [[CommieLand Communist bloc]] during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar; this was much commented on in media coverage of the fall of the [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar Berlin Wall]].UsefulNotes/BerlinWall.



* Jerry Seinfeld also did a bit, saying you could tell what a man's favorite year was, since that's the fashion style he'll wear for the rest of his life.

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* Jerry Seinfeld Creator/JerrySeinfeld also did a bit, saying you could tell what a man's favorite year was, since that's the fashion style he'll wear for the rest of his life.


* [[CampStraight Ken]] from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' is very [[RealMenWearPink into fashion]] and pretty much all of his clothes date from the late 1950s to the early 1980s.



--->'''Daphne:''' Did I really wear that years ago?\\

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--->'''Daphne:''' [[IWasQuiteAFashionVictim Did I really wear that years ago?\\ago]]?\\


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* Mother Gothel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' has a wardrobe ''centuries'' out of date, which serves as an indicator that she's [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld far older than she appears to be]].
* [[CampStraight Ken]] from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' is very [[RealMenWearPink into fashion]] and pretty much all of his clothes date from the late 1950s to the early 1980s.

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Contrast FashionsNeverChange and NoNewFashionsInTheFuture.


* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'': In [[BadFuture the alternate 1985]], where Biff is a CorruptCorporateExecutive, Biff and his gang (still together since 1955) [[http://www.screencapped.org/movie/backtothefuture/albums/movies/bttf1989/caps/scnet_bttf2_2094.jpg seem to fit in]] more with TheSeventies than TheEighties. Part of this is because Biff's look and lifestyle are based on Elvis Presley's final days.

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* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'': In [[BadFuture the alternate 1985]], where Biff is a CorruptCorporateExecutive, Biff and his gang (still together since 1955) [[http://www.screencapped.org/movie/backtothefuture/albums/movies/bttf1989/caps/scnet_bttf2_2094.[[http://kissthemgoodbye.net/movie/albums/Back%20to%20the%20Future%20Part%20II%201989/bttf21989-1636.jpg seem to fit in]] more with TheSeventies than TheEighties. Part of this is because Biff's look and lifestyle are based on Elvis Presley's final days.


* Ghosts in {{Film/The Frighteners}} seem to be stuck wearing whatever outfits they died in. This means that Stuart is wearing a letterman jacket from the 1950s, and Cyrus is trapped dressed like [[DiscoDan Disco Stu]], which he is unhappy about. Averted after [[spoiler:they cross over to heaven, at which point they get some nicer white duds]].

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* Ghosts in {{Film/The Frighteners}} ''Film/TheFrighteners'' seem to be [[JacobMarleyApparel stuck wearing whatever outfits they died in.in]]. This means that Stuart is wearing a letterman jacket from the 1950s, and Cyrus is trapped dressed like [[DiscoDan Disco Stu]], which he is unhappy about. Averted after [[spoiler:they cross over to heaven, at which point they get some nicer white duds]].


** Tintin's plus fours. Tintin himself was slowly updated (he wore jeans instead in his last adventure, ''Tintin and the Picaros'').

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** Tintin's plus fours. Tintin himself was slowly updated (he wore jeans instead in his last adventure, ''Tintin and the Picaros''). Herge once received numerous letters pointing out a minor inaccuracy he made in a depiction of a certain airplane, and wryly asked why he wasn't receiving similar mail over Tintin's pants being decades out of fashion.


* ''{{VideoGame/Shantae}}'' has a variation with Rottytops; she wears a sweat band, t-shirt and daisy duke combo in what is an Arabian-inspired setting, never mind the first game [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece coming out in 2002]][[note]]It was originally planned to be released in the 90s.[[/note]], yet Rottytops' wardrobe has stuck with the series since then, even after other characters got design changes.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Shantae}}'' has a variation with Rottytops; she wears a sweat band, t-shirt tank top and daisy duke combo in what is an Arabian-inspired setting, never mind the first game [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece coming out in 2002]][[note]]It was originally planned to be released in the 90s.[[/note]], yet Rottytops' wardrobe has stuck with the series since then, even after other characters got design changes.


* ''{{VideoGame/Shantae}}'' has a variation with Rottytops; she wears a sweat band, t-shirt and daisy duke combo in what is an Arabian-inspired setting, never mind the first game [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece coming out in 2001]][[note]]It was originally planned to be released in the 90s.[[/note]], yet Rottytops' wardrobe has stuck with the series since then, even after other characters got design changes.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Shantae}}'' has a variation with Rottytops; she wears a sweat band, t-shirt and daisy duke combo in what is an Arabian-inspired setting, never mind the first game [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece coming out in 2001]][[note]]It 2002]][[note]]It was originally planned to be released in the 90s.[[/note]], yet Rottytops' wardrobe has stuck with the series since then, even after other characters got design changes.


* ''{{VideoGame/Shantae}}'' has a variation with Rottytops; she wears a sweat band, a t-shirt and daisy duke combo in what is an Arabian-inspired setting, never mind the first game [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece coming out in 2001]][[note]]It was originally planned to be released in the 90s.[[/note]], yet Rottytops' wardrobe has stuck with the series since then, even after other characters got design changes.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Shantae}}'' has a variation with Rottytops; she wears a sweat band, a t-shirt and daisy duke combo in what is an Arabian-inspired setting, never mind the first game [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece coming out in 2001]][[note]]It was originally planned to be released in the 90s.[[/note]], yet Rottytops' wardrobe has stuck with the series since then, even after other characters got design changes.


* ''{{VideoGame/Shantae}}'' has a variation with Rottytops; she wears a sweat band, a t-shirt and daisy duke combo in what is an Arabian-inspired setting, never mind the first game [[UnintentionalPeroidPiece coming out in 2001]][[note]]It was originally planned to be released in the 90s.[[/note]], yet Rottytops' wardrobe has stuck with the series since then, even after other characters got design changes.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Shantae}}'' has a variation with Rottytops; she wears a sweat band, a t-shirt and daisy duke combo in what is an Arabian-inspired setting, never mind the first game [[UnintentionalPeroidPiece [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece coming out in 2001]][[note]]It was originally planned to be released in the 90s.[[/note]], yet Rottytops' wardrobe has stuck with the series since then, even after other characters got design changes.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Shantae}}'' has a variation with Rottytops; she wears a sweat band, a t-shirt and daisy duke combo in what is an Arabian-inspired setting, never mind the first game [[UnintentionalPeroidPiece coming out in 2001]][[note]]It was originally planned to be released in the 90s.[[/note]], yet Rottytops' wardrobe has stuck with the series since then, even after other characters got design changes.


** Olive Oyl's fashion statements hasn't changed since the 1920s with her psyche lock [[note]]a bun hairstyle mimicking the [[TwentiesBobHaircut bobs of the decade]].[[/note]] and galoshes.

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** Olive Oyl's fashion statements hasn't changed since the 1920s with her psyche lock knot [[note]]a bun hairstyle mimicking the [[TwentiesBobHaircut bobs of the decade]].[[/note]] and galoshes.

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