Have you ever had to dress like a banana for your family’s business? Or like a pirate to deliver a clamwich? Or like an omelet because you’re Justin Timberlake? Every now and then, our favorite film and TV characters will find themselves with some truly unappealing occupations. Whether it’s flipping burgers at a themed fast food joint or gathering golf balls at a driving range, these fictional work situations typically involve greedy bosses, rude teenagers, and — of course — embarrassing uniforms. Check out a collection of awesomely awful film and TV uniforms after the jump, then hit the comments to let us know your favorites.
Captain Hook Fish and Chips, Fast Times at Ridgemont High
There’s nothing like a good ol’ pirate uniform, eh? In Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Brad Hamilton finds himself swashbuckling his way around Captain Hook Fish and Chips, but abruptly quits when an ’80s babe laughs at his getup on a delivery run. Fun fact: That babe was Nancy Wilson. Barracudas and pirates are both nautical, so you’d think she’d be into it.
Bluth’s Banana Stand, Arrested Development
If you’re anything like GOB, you’ll agree — there’s nothing funnier than a guy in a banana suit. This $600 beaut made its Arrested Development debut at the Bluth family Christmas party, then later reappeared when George Michael paired it with a jet pack and caught on fire. Is it 2013 yet?
Chotchkie’s, Office Space
What would a list of infamous uniforms be without a little Office Space flair? And by “a little,” we mean approximately 37 pieces pinned onto some fashionable suspenders. This look can also be found on Tina Fey in Mean Girls. We like to call it “T.G.I. Friday’s chic.”
Omeletteville, Saturday Night Live
If you can look at this photo without hearing “Bring it on in to Omeletteville” over and over and over, congratulations — you’re one of the lucky few. When the folks at SNL realized how silly it is to see an attractive Justin Timberlake singing in an unattractive foam costume, the “Bring it on down” saga was born. Here he is as a cup of soup, as a breast implant, and as a bottle of beer — accompanied by Lady Gaga in her street clothes, of course.
Falafel Barn, She’s All That
In She’s All That, Laney Boggs is a self-proclaimed “dork.” So, naturally, she chooses to work at a place where they make her wear falafel hats. How unappetizing are those furry little hat balls?
Moondance Diner, Friends
For a brief period, Monica works as a waitress at the Moondance Diner, where sports a blonde wig, roller-skates, and large fake breasts. She’s saved from her plastic fate, however, when a millionaire customer sweeps her up, takes her to Rome on a first date, and opens a restaurant where she can be head chef. Oh, to be a ’90s sitcom character.
Pig Burger, Better Off Dead
The burger joint in Better Off Dead is probably best known for its rock ‘n’ roll meat, but let’s not forget the pig chef outfit Cusack had to wear while flipping patties.
Doublemeat Palace, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
When Buffy finds a finger in the Doublemeat Palace meat grinder, she starts a rumor that the “secret ingredient” in their delicious burgers is actually human meat. She’s fired, but later gets her job back. Human flesh or no human flesh, who could resist those stylish critter hats?
Mighty Bear Range, The Adventures of Pete and Pete
Big Pete was excited to wear a bear suit at his dad’s driving range — it would conceal his identity as a range boy and save him from embarrassment. Then, golfers began to deliberately aim for the bear. Poor Pete.