We Wish the Pamela Anderson Genie Would Go Away (PHOTOS)

Pamela Anderson took to the stage of the New Wimbledon Theatre on Monday night to begin her run as the Genie of the Lamp in the pantomime production of Aladdin, and to prove once and for all that we are truly living in the Age of Diminished Expectations.

How far the legacy of sexy genies has fallen since Barbara Eden first blinked her way into the nation’s hearts. If I ever encountered this genie, wishes number 1 though 3 would definitely be, “Could you get back in the damn lamp already? You’re scaring my kids and generally just bumming everybody out.”

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