The kids were Squicked. A Verizon commercial for its NHL streaming services has a wife dressed up as a French maid preparing for a fantastic night with her husband. When her husband comes bursting into the bedroom in hockey gear, his excuse is, " You said 'fantasy'! The French maid is just one of the examples of phrases used by the author in one strip to explain how the Anglo-Francais rivalry is expressed in their language as in, in French, adding that 'anglais' means the item is dull, vulgar and tasteless, and in English, 'French' as a prefix means something is racy.
However, the only real maid drawn is the English chambermaid - the 'French maid' is France in a French maid costume. During the Hetalia Bloodbath , Hong Kong was forced to wear one of these. One April Fools' sketch shows Japan wearing one of these too.
And managing to look completely badass while doing so. The infamous instance where Russia forced Lithuania to dress like this. And then whipped him while he was working at least, in Lithuania's flashback.
There's a little basis for this, maid-inspired outfits were a common thing in the Soviet Union, such as girls' school uniforms. This is also shown with Russia's sister Belarus, who wears a maid-inspired Elegant Gothic Lolita dress Russia gave her even today, but her's is much more modest though she's still quite the Ms.
Fanservice Mine in Fruits Basket wears one made by Ayame presumably as her uniform for working in the shop Maid costumes are one of the many strange "punishment games" Mion inflicts on the other club members in Higurashi: Irie gets a little too excited about seeing Satoko in one.
However, the Rabbit saw through the disguise and puts him on trial. Especially their infamous first live performance. Azusa hates the part of herself that's started to think of it as normal. Ritsu thought they should do a Maid Cafe for their first year festival, as Mio is really suited to the look. The "Tanks for the Memories!
This results in Dawn, Ash again! Nerine and Primula, the latter including Cat Girl accessories, when they're helping Rin out cleaning his new appartment.
Himeko wears a maid outfit during the school festival in Sket Dance , since her class is doing, unsurprisingly, a Maid Cafe. The costume makes a reappearance in a later chapter, in which Himeko agrees to do anything Bossun says as an apology for breaking his hand.
This includes dressing up as a maid, calling him 'master' and hand feeding him. Of course, Hilarity Ensues. According to at least one Silver Age Superman story, the Daily Planet requires its top female reporters to dress like this and act as waitresses at staff parties. Johnny dresses up as Spidey, while Jennifer shows up in a trenchcoat concealing one of these outfits. Peter's looking for the kids from Sins Past in France. Why is that outfit so popular with guys?
Must be the feather duster. He was on an assassin's hitlist at the time, so maybe he thought he needed a disguise? There is a picture by J. The Goddamned Maidman of Empowered is a subversion, being essentially Batman if Bats dressed as a French maid instead of a bat. Lori, the femme fatale, dresses up like this when she's expecting a visit from her lover. Phil's date when he goes to the cinema is dressed up as one of these.
In Air Doll , the title character, upon acquiring sentience, looks around in her owner's flat for clothes to put on.
All the female outfits she finds are fetish-oriented, and she settles on a maid uniform as the most wearable one for going out. In Clue , Yvette is an exaggerated French Maid and wears one of these. The excessively sexy costume is justified, in fact: In Django Unchained , one of Candie's slave girls is made to wear this. Kind of a subversion in that she actually does housework for a while.
Los Angeles has a French maid outfit. In the season eight premiere of Smallville , Lois uses one as a disguise. Lindsay Funke of Arrested Development. When the Doctor questions her disguise, Amy tells him it was "this or a French maid". It serves the purpose to increase her moeness. With all the guys dressing up in maid costumes to gain more female customers. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In "Dead Things" Warren uses a Mind Control device on his ex-girlfriend, making her wait on them while wearing a sex-shop French maid outfit.
Literature David Wingrove's Chung Kuo has many of these; in every case a Chinese maid to one of the T'ang lords or the princes. In Sarah Caudwell's The Shortest Way to Hades , Selena and Julia are invited to a party by a grateful client, who has utterly misunderstood the nature of their relationship - as has his, uh, friend, who answers the door in "a black dress, black stockings and a little white pinafore.
When I say that she wore stockings rather than tights, I do not speak from surmise. Happy adamantly objects, as he's already told her he won't wear the thing.