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Old 02-14-2017, 05:36 AM
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Most main characters on The Dukes of Hazzard.

Arya Stark on Game of Thrones

Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena defaulted to the leather bodice, skirt and boots but (in show) it was her battle armour and (arguably) counts as a uniform.

She was regularly seen in other costumes throughout the run of the show and especially during flashbacks to her time in Siberia (furs) or 'Chin.' She would wear other costumes as a disguise plus would wear appropriate attire in the bedroom when seducing men. She would occassionally be seen as a prisoner and forced to wear prison issue rags.

When Xena (and actress Lucy Lawless) became pregnant she switched to a far more sedate full length attire for quite a few episodes.

Her companion Gabrielle had a number of distinct changes of costume every couple of seasons.

I have watched too many episodes of Xena...

In fact I have watched too many epsiodes of Hercules as well. Hercules stuck to the same main attire although he too had a few temporary changes.

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Old 02-14-2017, 05:43 AM
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Not exactly the same thing but you always knew when Jazzy Jeff was going to be tossed out of the Bank's home when he wore that one sweater, the one he wore the first time he got tossed, because they used the same footage of him flying out the front door.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:45 AM
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The late 60's revival of Dragnet. Friday and Gannon wore the same suits throughout the run
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:51 AM
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How could no one nominate The Walking Dead.
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Not too many wardrobe changes for the folks on the island in Lost.
I think both of these miss the spirit of the OP.


mmm

ETA: Although I now see Gilligan's Island cited in the OP. So maybe nevermind?

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Old 02-14-2017, 06:08 AM
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Dragnet Friday and Gannon always wore the same suits.
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:19 AM
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I think both of these miss the spirit of the OP.


mmm

ETA: Although I now see Gilligan's Island cited in the OP. So maybe nevermind?
I'm not sure why the Walking Dead would violate it, (although as you point out with Gilligan's mention there is no violation). With the multitudes of walkers and humans they kill, plus abandoned lootable areas, they should have multiple opportunties to change outfit, should they choose.
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:35 AM
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Joe Cartwright sure got a lot of mileage out of that green suede jacket.
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:19 AM
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I'm not sure why the Walking Dead would violate it, (although as you point out with Gilligan's mention there is no violation). With the multitudes of walkers and humans they kill, plus abandoned lootable areas, they should have multiple opportunties to change outfit, should they choose.
Yep. If the can scavenge food, they can scavenge clothes.
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:27 AM
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Green Acres - Eb always wore a red plaid flannel shirt. Mr. Kimball always wore his windbreaker and hat. Mr. Haney seems to have only owned one suit. Fred Ziffel always wore overalls. Alf and Ralph in their painters outfits.
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:55 AM
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I'm not sure why the Walking Dead would violate it, (although as you point out with Gilligan's mention there is no violation). With the multitudes of walkers and humans they kill, plus abandoned lootable areas, they should have multiple opportunties to change outfit, should they choose.
TWD* should be able to get new clothes, because they'd start to stink, or itch or just fall apart (so would Gilligan's. but that was TV in the 60s. Concessions were made for modesty. Just like the Hulk's pants.)

eta: the people, not the zombies. I don't think they care

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Old 02-14-2017, 09:04 AM
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I'm not sure why the Walking Dead would violate it, (although as you point out with Gilligan's mention there is no violation). With the multitudes of walkers and humans they kill, plus abandoned lootable areas, they should have multiple opportunties to change outfit, should they choose.
You are right, of course. I think if I were in that situation I might wander into a bridal shop and pick out a nice tux to wear for a while.


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Old 02-14-2017, 09:11 AM
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Kate and Shannon had lots of wardrobe changes on Lost. Salvaged luggage. Sawyer had a few changes. We're Netflix ing it right now. My wife even commented that the women must be salvaging unclaimed baggage to have so many clothes.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:58 AM
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I Dream of Jeannie of course had the genie outfit, but of course she rocked minis too.

Matlock may be the best example.

Hee Haw had quite a few characters who always wore the same outfit- Junior Samples, the doctor, Nurse Goodbody, etc.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:31 AM
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You are right, of course. I think if I were in that situation I might wander into a bridal shop and pick out a nice tux to wear for a while.
But, of course, never wander into a gun shop or armory for something more effective than Grampa's deer rifle.

Actually, isn't there a scene in an early season where a character gets splattered, pulls a new shirt off a store rack... and then gets splattered again about ten minutes on?
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:54 PM
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I Dream Of Jeannie
Jeannie got to wear modern styles frequently, but weren't Tony and Roger in uniform most of the time? They did get to wear civvies from time to time, but they did spend most of their time at work at NASA.
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:41 PM
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I think the characters wore the same clothes pretty much all the time in "Leave it to Beaver" and "Barney Miller" and "Beverly Hillbillies". Probably "The Munsters", too, but I didn't watch that much. So did Archie and Edith Bunker, but other cast members varied. Shows where men ore business suits (Perry Mason, Dragnet. etc.) the main characters would wear indistinguishable standard dress suits and ties of the day.

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Old 02-15-2017, 09:48 PM
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IIRC, Al Bundy wore the same outfit to work everyday.
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:50 AM
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Schneider the handyman on the original One Day At A Time always wore a toolbelt and a white t-shirt under a blue vest.
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:37 PM
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The cast of Land of the Giants. Well, the little people anyway.
Captain Steve Burton & Don Erickson wore their uniforms.
Betty Hamilton wore he stewardess uniform
Wealthy Mark Wilson wore a black vest
Socialite Valerie Scott wore a "mod" skirt and boots
Little boy Barry Lockridge wore simple shirt and pants
Alexander B. Fitzhugh wore a tie (don't know why he never took it off)
And the dog...... well, he was naked
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Old 02-18-2017, 03:57 PM
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How could no one nominate The Walking Dead.
Darryl's had several different outfits in the current season. He even spent a some time buck naked.
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Old 02-18-2017, 04:26 PM
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