I miss the original GNs... they were high-rise and super stretchy... they would fit a 36" waist easily. Of course I was only 32" at the time and I loved wearing them... they fit great.
I still have a mostly full pack of the original plain white Goodnites. I never really liked the changes they started making to them, putting prints on them, etc. If I remember right, I think they started changing them right after I stopped using them. I used them most of my childhood.