You could qualify eating in bed as yet another one of life’s many activities subject to that age-old question: why do things that are so wrong feel so right? Yes, we know instinctively that using your sheets as a table can be precarious, particularly for the messier among us, and that there’s nothing that our mother would frown upon more than seeing plates anywhere near pillows, but we just can’t help it. And we celebrate anyone who feels the same, like these five characters whose bed-eating ways remain forever burned in our brains.
No one has ever made eating chocolates in bed look as glamorous as Jean Harlow did in the 1933 film Dinner at Eight.
Dynasty‘s resident diva and premiere antagonist took her breakfast in bed with a full face of makeup and perfect coiff while wearing marabou feather-trimmed pajamas.
Lady Mary Crawley
On Downton Abbey, breakfast, even when enjoyed bedside and not in the sprawling fancy dining room while seated miles away from each other, is a formal affair.
OK, there’s no food here, but there is the hangover curative drink administered by JD and Veronica that would prove lethal.
He loved sex, he loved cured meat, so why not try to combine the two? But when George tried to invite a pastrami sandwich into bed with his girlfriend there would be no happy ending. As he lamented to Jerry the next day: “I flew too close to the sun on the wings of pastrami.”