We lost Donna Summer yesterday and while I love her music. I have an extra special place in my heart for her in the role of “Aunt Oona, from Altoona” on Family Matters. As a baby Plus Size Princess, a machine that made you instantly thin looked like a dream. Around that time one of my Moms friends had liposuction to lose excess weight, so I was curious about instant weight loss. But the moral of this episode was that a quick fix often comes with its own set of isues.
Of course the best part of this episode is seeing a man prefer Aunt Oona when she was larger! Also… this was probably the first time I heard the expression “BBW”!
As a kid I would have loved a world where, instead of a or a tummy tucks to show those abs I could just call Steve Urkel for an instant body make over. Now my perspective has changed, but the message of this episode is still really great. There are no quick body fixes and you don’t always have to lose a whole bunch of weight to get a man!