Oh, how we giggled through the 2003 classic "Saturday Night Live" sketch "Mom Jeans."
We vowed never to wear mom jeans. Except maybe we are, because not only do the straight-legged, high-waisted jeans shamelessly hug a muffin top, but now they're cool again.
Especially with tweens and teens.
Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch return to sashay around in mom jeans along with French tuck master Tan France at the end of his Netflix-YouTube series, "Dressing Funny." The giddy moment is lost on the younger set because many weren't yet born when the iconic moment in pop culture came out. Beyond that, there were "boyfriend jeans," why not "mom jeans?"
Anyway, The "Queer Eye" star also guides Dratch, who just turned 50, into several outfits including an Ariana Grande-inspired one. Fey quips, "When you’re Ariana and you’re 26, you wear this. When a woman our age wears this, it’s a mental-health issue."
Dratch also models a pair of mom jeans. France, a makeover expert, said he owns mom jeans. Fey then puts on a pair before they head to the roof to all model mom jeans.
"Mom jeans" are everywhere
Walk into an American Eagle, Urban Outfitters, or Target and find a wide selection of "moms jean" styles. Thank fashion icons like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, who aren’t even moms. So really, except for what they may deem ratchet hair sported by Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch and Maya Rudolph in the original SNL skit, it's understandable why today's youth find the humor perplexing.
What IS so funny?
Mom jeans have undergone a re-imagining. But there was a truth to the sketch that we laughed at then and makes us snort now at the thought of seeing Fey and Dratch put on mom jeans again. At the time, mom jeans with their mile-long zipper and kangaroo-pouch roominess, zapped all sex appeal making the mom jeans slogan apt: "I'm not a woman anymore, I'm a mom."
Now THAT was funny.
And just in case you want to watch it in all its glory again.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Mom jeans are cool! Tan France rocks them with Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch