It's that time of year again -- there's a chill in the air (in South Florida, that amounts to being able to go outside without being instantly vaporized by the sun), kids are back at school, and our thoughts turn to Oktoberfest.
The traditional attire of Oktoberfest is lederhosen for the guys, dirndls for the gals.
These short pants are traditionally made of leather and were used for everyday wear by hard-working Bavarian men and boys. Now, they're broken out for Oktoberfest and for when Hollywood needs a good laugh.
We found ten of the best lederhosen models -- from Glenn Beck to a pug dog -- we're counting them down for your enjoyment.
10. Peter Griffin.
Family Guy dad and all-around screwup Peter Griffin wears lederhosen when William Shatner comes to town. We'd much rather see Lois in a dirndl.
9. Mr. Pricklepants.
This lederhosen-wearing hedgehog may have been just "one of the toys," but, next to Woody, he was the best-dressed doll in Andy's room.
8. Larry Hagman.
Yup -- that's what J.R.'s up to these days. Larry Hagman and his wife, Maj Axelsson, dress up in traditional Bavarian garb and drink. Sounds good to us!
7. The Grinch.
The meanest guy at Christmas is one snappy dresser, as he proves in this photo with Ron Howard. Apparently this was one present that was so horrific they told Grinch -- "that's OK -- you keep it."
Sure he's not famous -- but he's a pug. In lederhosen. That's enough for us.
5. Chevy Chase and the cast of European Vacation.
When the Griswolds win a trip on Pig in the Poke, they find themselves in Milan, London, and Bavaria. Wonder if there's a Wallyworld Europe?
4. Tara Reid.
We hope Tara was on one of her famous benders when she chose this getup, because if she was sober when she left the house looking like this, she really needs help!
3. Glenn Beck.
He's the gift that keeps on giving. Batshit-crazy rantings backed by nonsensical charts and fits of crying. Oh -- and lederhosen. Glenn, we'll miss you (actually, we won't).
2. Snoop Dogg. Snoop is the only creature on the planet that can make lederhosen look cool. We give him props for being the world's first pimp in little-boy shorts.
Sasha Baron Cohen brought sexy back with his butt-cheek-revealing lederhosen outfit. We love his beefcake accessories because there's only one thing that goes with glitter lederhosen... and that's more glitter lederhosen.
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