Kelly Ripa Dons Skintight Catwoman Costume at TV Land Awards

Entertainment Apr. 30, 2012 AT 10:30AM
Kelly Ripa at the TV Land Awards on April 14, 2012 in New York City.
Kelly Ripa at the TV Land Awards on April 14, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic

Anne Hathaway eat your heart out!

Talk show host Kelly Ripa helped honor some of the small screen's most beloved programs at Sunday's TV Land Awards and went through quite a few outfit options before selecting her first on-stage look.

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"This is my second time hosting the TV Land Awards and I need something special…something classic yet fashion-forward," Ripa told style guru Carson Kressley during the show's opening segment, which featured her trying on looks to replicate iconic TV characters like Wonder Woman, Sue Sylvester, Tootie from The Facts of Life and even Daisy Duke.

In the end, Ripa, 41, selected a skintight Catwoman costume. "It's purrrrfect," she cooed during the bit.

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Celebrating shows like In Living Color, Laverne & Shirley, Murphy Brown and others was an honor for the LIVE! With Kelly cohost.

"I love One Day at a Time," Ripa told The Huffington Post of the 70s sitcom about a single mom (Bonnie Franklin) raising two teenagers (Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips), which earned the Innovator Award. "I used to wear my hair in two braids and Valerie Bertinelli had that flouncy hair. That's all I wanted was flouncy hair. Before my mother would get a chance to braid it, I would comb it to the side and pretend I was Valerie Bertinelli."

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FOX's sketch comedy In Living Color, Ripa says, helped her shape her trademark sense of humor that so many viewers have come to love on morning TV.

"In Living Color is sort of the reason I have the sense of humor I have," she said. "I religiously watched that show and it really moved me. It spoke to me."

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