Saturday Night Live‘s commercial parody, Mom Jeans was inspired by a pair of high-waisted jeans Tina Fey accidentally purchased after a fire in her apartment wiped out her wardrobe.
“…I was going around the office complaining about them all night, joking about it, and Maya Rudolph and I started singing a little Mom Jeans song.“
As head writer, Fey wrote it up and as head writer and had the cast to pull it off – Fey, Rudolph, Amy Poehler, and Rachel Dratch were the perfect cast for this filmed sketch. It also popularized the phrase for the rest of the oughts.
Does your Mom have a pair?
Happy Mother’s Day!
(via Rolling Stone)