Spandex Disco Pants/Jeans On Television

Here is a partial list of television shows where spandex disco jeans can be found. We all know there is more and I will update this accordingly. For the time being I am just focusing on television shows. This list is sorted by original air date:

disco pants on tv

TV Show Season Episode Title Air Date
Wonder Woman 3 1 My Teenage Idol is Missing 9/22/1978
Charlie’s Angels 3 9 Mother Angel 11/15/1978
Charlie’s Angels 3 13 Angels On Vacation 1/10/1979
Charlie’s Angels 3 15 Disco Angels 1/31/1979
CHiPS 3 2 Roller Disco: Part 2 9/22/1979
Three’s Company 4 3 The New Landlord 9/25/1979
Charlie’s Angels 4 7 Angels On The Street 11/7/1979
The Rockford Files 6 9 No Fault Affair 11/30/1979
Alice 4 12 Good Buddy Flo 1/6/1980
The Ropers 2 22 Mother’s Wake 5/15/1980
WKRP In Cincinnati 3 10 Daydreams 1/17/1981
The Jeffersons 7 12 Alley Oops 1/25/1981
WKRP In Cincinnati 3 13 Dr. Fever & Mr. Tide, Part 1 2/7/1981
WKRP In Cincinnati 3 14 Dr. Fever & Mr. Tide, Part 2 2/7/1981
Gimme A Break! 1 4 Mom’s Birthday 11/19/1981
Three’s Company 6 14 Oh, Nun 1/19/1982
WKRP In Cincinnati 4 13 Changes 1/27/1982
Gimme A Break! 1 16 Hot Muffins 3/11/1982
Cagney & Lacey 1 1 You Call This Plain Clothes? 3/25/1982
Magnum, P.I. 2 20 The Elmo Ziller Story 3/25/1982
Laverne & Shirley 8 20 Do the Carmine 3/15/1983
Simon & Simon 3 18 Double Play 2/16/1984
Married With Children 3 2 I’m Going To Sweatland 11/20/1988
That 70s Show 6 1 The Kids Are Alright 10/29/2003
The Big Bang Theory 3 14 The Einstein Approximation 2/1/2010
Pretty Little Liars 4 1 A is For A-L-I-V-E 6/11/2013
The Goldbergs 1 23 Livin’ On a Prayer 5/13/2014
The Goldbergs 3 1 A Kick-Ass Risky Business Party 9/23/2015
The Goldbergs 4 13 Agassi 2/8/2017

The chart just gives you show, season & episode numbers, episode title and air date. If you click on the file link you’ll get a little bit more info including the character wearing disco pants, the actor’s name and the color of the pants.

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9 Responses to Spandex Disco Pants/Jeans On Television

  1. Russ says:

    Every episode of Young Drunk Punk from Canada has Allie MacDonald, the actress that plays Belinda McKay, the daughter of the head groundskeeper on the show, wearing SDJs from the 80s. Not AA types mind you, the actual flare leg SDJ from the time itself. She wears black, navy blue, gray, and snakeskin print SDjs at various times during the 13 episode show run. She always has boots covering her lower legs though, so if they are AA’s I can’t tell. YDP isn’t on tv anymore that I can find, but it is available on the internet for streaming.

    • Spandex Disco Jeans says:

      Thanks, Russ. I will have to add those episodes to the list. I bet there’s so much out there we may not even know about yet!

      • Russ says:

        I remember telling you about the TJ Hooker episode where they chase a prostitute up to a roof top and she jumps to another roof followed by Hooker. She was wearing black disco jeans during the scene about halfway through the show. It was titled “Blue Murder” there is another one also, but I can’t remember the name.

        There is an episode of The Golden Girls as well, where the three ladies are arrested for prostitution and taken to jail. While they are there,there is a real prostitute in the same cell wearing light blue disco jeans that talks to Betty White’s character, Rose. The scene lasts quite a few minutes and there are some good shots of her for being a background character.

        There’s two more to add to the list.

      • Spandex Disco Jeans says:

        Thanks, Russ! Those will be some great additions to the list, especially The Golden Girls one. I knew I liked that show for a reason, lol.
        I looked up that Golden Girls episode and you’re right! It does have some very good shots of the light blue pants. And that was 1986 so it was getting pretty late if not past that style already. My only beef is that once again there was that same subtle implication being made between the pants and the type of people who wore them. Also true of the TJ Hooker one.

  2. Skippy says:

    Keep in mind there were many girls in Disco pants on the Show Night Court,As it had prostitutes in Well, Night court.

    Haven’t seen it in awhile so I don’t know what episodes they are.

    • Spandex Disco Jeans says:

      Hey Skippy,
      You know, I’ve seen every episode of Night Court about a year or 2 ago and I don’t recall any disco pants at all. There was one episode that I remember well with a prostitute wearing shiny spandex pants, but I’m pretty sure they were just tights and not DPs. If you know for sure I would love to be corrected!

  3. Car says:

    Movies
    She s dressed to kill
    Lunch wagon
    Go for It
    The increíble shrinking woman
    El hijo del cura
    Expertos en pinchazos
    Te rompo el Rating
    Aquí no hay cama que aguante

    Series

    Miami vice florence and the other episodes
    El sexologo las profesoras
    Las chicas de hoy en día …y la tele
    The hilll street blues the second oldest profession

    • Spandex Disco Jeans says:

      Thanks for this list! It will be fun going through it just to see the footage. First one I looked at was the Hill Street Blues episode. Very nice!

  4. Car says:

    Other episode of hill street blues is ba bing ba bing is the last of episode ;perfect bum in red disco pants ., very nice . I love the women in disco pants.You can see in you tube in disco pants Rafaella carra ,she worn diferents types of disco pants red ,black white,and blue .The program of the rai millemilioni in 1981.
    Then i remember several movies erótic ,where there han several scenes in disco pants women.
    The serie chicas de hoy en día ,the episode …y la tele in the beginning you can see the woman disco pants blue ,this is a Palm jeans ,is perfect ,you can see it in you tube.
    Then if you see to aquí no hay cama qu aguante ,you can see this film in you tube.In the begining woman inwhite disco pants ,in 1hour 20minutes woman in le gambi disco pants,perfect bum,then in black le gambi disco pants

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