Nobody Wears No Pants with More Class than Cobie Smulders

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Nobody Wears No Pants with More Class than Cobie Smulders

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | February 19, 2014 | Comments ()


When I saw that Cobie Smulders had a photospread up for Esquire, I may have flinched at the thought, not because Smulders isn’t insanely sexy. It’s just that she’s not tawdry, and Esquire has a tendency to photograph some celebrity women who are not otherwise tawdry in a manner that makes them appear so.

See Exhibit A.


That, of course, was Lawrence’s first major photoshoot, and I think she was attempting to show another side of herself that we hadn’t seen in Winter’s Bone.

Exhibit B is what they did with Lena Headey. She’s fierce, just like her Game of Thrones character, but she also wears frilly lingerie.

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Not that Esquire doesn’t do some of the actresses they shoot justice. See, e.g., Gillian Anderson. Sexy, but also classy.


I think that’s the spirit with which they approached their Cobie Smulders photoshoot. She’s not wearing pants, and yet, there’s a commanding power to the photos, the kind of photos that say, “This is how I wanted to pose, not how they asked me to pose.”



I’m particularly fond of the first photo, which seems to say, “Please to enjoy the view, but keep your distance or I WILL BREAK YOU.”

You can see more of the pics, and read about Cobie’s puzzlement with the Internet’s Cobie Smulders’ foot fetish over on Esquire. In the meantime, the How I Met Your Mother finale airs on March 31st. It’s going be a six-tissue bawler.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • JustOP

    Hey Dustin thanks again for telling us when and how it's okay for women to pose in magazines due to the narrative you've formed about them in your head. You'd think after the three dozenth time it would be annoying but you're still going strong.

  • Frank

    Why does she insist on spelling her name wrong? It is by divine mandate that she be known as Colbie Smolders. Because she most definitely does.

  • Art3mis

    Are we really doing this again, with the "here's a collection of half-naked images of actresses I think are too good to pose half-naked and my judgments as to whether their photos are trashy or classy based on arbitrary and unexplainable criteria"?

  • Wow, we are really living up to that Anna Kendrick commercial, aren't we?

  • Justify it however you need to, Dustin. This is your world, we just judge in it.

  • Afferbeck

    I wonder if HIMYM will find time for a Robin Sparkles Miley Cirus controversy parody.

  • emmalita

    Elaine Stritch is slightly classier wearing no pants, but Ms. Smulders shows real promise.

  • TacoBellRey

    I have already forgotten about Betty White. #TeamStritch

  • John G.

    Dustin, so you get up early to fill your site with content, you start looking up things about How I Met Your Mother, you find some cute pictures of Alyson Hannigan's kids and post that, then slowly slip over to pictures of Cobie Smulders in her underwear.

    Is it like whiplash at all, to vacillate between the good feelings of fatherhood to the feelings that created the babies in the first place? And are you doing all of this in your underwear yourself at your computer with a cup of cold coffee in one hand and something else in the other?

  • NateMan

    It's the plight of fatherhood. First you see something that makes you go "AWWWW", and then you see something that gives you an erection. It emphasizes the need to partition your brain appropriately, because if you get those two reactions swapped you end up on the sex offender's list.

  • BlackRabbit

    An "awwrection"? And isn't the title a double negative in some way?

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Awwrection is totally a word now, people. Start using it.

  • BlackRabbit


  • bastich

    Also, where are the "Alyson Hannigan in her underwear" pics? I'm asking in the interest of hand.

  • Berry


  • cruzzercruz

    How quickly you just cut to the core of him. Now that gave me whiplash.

  • He's like a miniature Buddha covered in hair.

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