The 10 Best Television Mustaches Ever, Ranked By The Current Champion

Murray Bartlett plays Dom on HBO’s Looking, a character who boasts the best ‘stache in San Francisco. So, BuzzFeed News asked him to rank his fellow facial hair legends of the small screen.

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HBO’s sophomore series Looking may be about a group of gay men in San Francisco, but any fan of the series knows it’s really all about the facial hair.

And no one’s comes close to the ‘stache on Dom, the fortysomething aspiring restauranteur, played by Australian actor Murray Bartlett. It’s hard to imagine the character without his perfectly ’70s porn star facial hair, but when Bartlett stopped by BuzzFeed’s New York offices earlier this week, he said the mustache was very much a coincidental part of his character.

“I was in Egypt for a chunk of time and I really stood out there as a foreigner so I was trying to fit in with the locals and grew a mustache. And then, the audition came up for Looking while I was there, so I put my first audition on tape,” Bartlett told BuzzFeed News. “I thought it fit with the character and the fact that facial hair has sort of come back into fashion in the last couple years, particularly in San Francisco. But it’s also a bit of a throwback to the kind of classic image of the gay man in San Francisco in the ’70s particularly.”

Those behind Looking also felt similarly and the mustache started to dictate Dom’s look at large. “I talked about it with the costume designer, who then started putting me in plaid shirts and playing with that idea of using that image, but in the present,” Bartlett added, noting he’s obsessed with Dom’s other signature accessory: a shearling-lined corduroy jacket.

When a season of Looking wraps, though, Barlett usually shaves off the mustache (as you can see in these fresh-faced photos). “It does feel like a very Dom thing. It’s certainly become that for me,” he said. “It’s like this piece of the costume that you take off and you feel different and a little bit liberated.”

Still, he admitted with a laugh., “I get kind of attached to it. I’m sort of reluctant to shave it off when I come to shave it off.”

It’s understandable then why Bartlett isn’t surprised by the audience’s love of Dom’s mustache. “There’s blogs and Tumblr accounts devoted to mustaches and beards and all that kind of stuff,” he said. “It’s sort of out there at the moment.”

Certainly, there have been many rankings of television mustaches before, but whose choices could be more definitive than the current No. 1? So, without further ado, here are Bartlett’s picks for the best mustaches in TV history.

10. Bob Belcher, Bob’s Burgers

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“It sort of looks like a french fry, which goes with the show.”

9. Dr. Mark Sloan, Diagnosis Murder

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“How can you not love Dick Van Dyke?”

8. Walter White, Breaking Bad

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“He’s just so badass.”

7. Geraldo Rivera, Geraldo at Large

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“I mean, that’s an amazing mustache, politics aside.”

6. Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation

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“He’s sort of like the real Ned Flanders.”

5. Ned Flanders, The Simpsons

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“But nothing beats the original.”

4. Hulk Hogan, Hogan Knows Best

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“It’d probably be unwise to not place him on the list.”

3. Yosemite Sam, Looney Tunes

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“It’s epic. It nearly touches the floor.”

2. Isaac Washington, The Love Boat

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“The most extreme handlebar.”

1. Thomas Magnum, Magnum, P.I.

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“How could you not? It has to be No. 1.”

The king has spoken. Let us rejoice.

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Looking airs on Sundays on HBO at 10 p.m. ET.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jaimieetkin/10-best-television-mustaches-ever-ranked-by-murray-bartlett

Derek Fisher signs with OKC Thunder

From ESPN:

Derek Fisher and the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to terms on a rest-of-the-season contract that will be signed after Fisher clears waivers, according to sources close to the process.

Fisher is scheduled to clear waivers at 6 p.m. ET Wednesday and is already in Oklahoma City in anticipation of joining the Thunder, who beat out the Miami Heat to add Fisher for the playoffs.

just heard that D Fish will be going to the OKC Thunder i hope he doesnt come back to haunt LA lol

— Ernie Lopez (@CoachErnie_34) March 21, 2012

derek fisher is officially on the okc thunder, in my book he was a laker for life, but anyways hes not really gonna do anything

— Carl (@Caarl_M) March 21, 2012

Happy that Derrick fisher joined the OKC #thunder up!!!!

— Victor Ishmael (@victorish8) March 21, 2012

500 year old fisher has signed with the OKC Thunder

— Indra Dharma (@Indrabots) March 21, 2012

Welcome aboard Derek Fisher to the OKC Thunder! #ThunderUp

— Walker Brown (@walkerbrown21) March 21, 2012

Welcome to the OKC Thunder, Mr. Derek Fisher!!! So excited that he is now part of the team that's the Best in the West!! :)

— Abby C. (@abbychr) March 21, 2012

i hope OKC Thunder fans aren't excited about signing Derek Fisher. He was the worst starting point guard in the NBA

— Swaggy C (@Magna_Carta420) March 21, 2012

Derek Fisher is going to be on a great squad…definitely one of the top contenders for the NBA title #OKC #Thunder

— Prince Bhojwani (@princebhojwani) March 21, 2012

just heard that D Fish will be going to the OKC Thunder i hope he doesnt come back to haunt LA lol

— Ernie Lopez (@CoachErnie_34) March 21, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/21/derek-fisher-signs-with-okc-thunder/

Good News! Eventually The Universe Will Become Too Cold And Everything Will Just Die

Something to keep in mind the next time the long, cold winter has got you down.

1. Let’s assume that about 13.7 billion years ago, there was a sort of biggish kind of bang. Let’s call it the “Biggish Bang.”

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During this “Biggish Bang,” all the energy and matter in the universe suddenly popped into existence, and literally everything just started exploding all over the place all at once.

2. Naturally, a bang that biggish would produce a lot of energy. In fact, it produced all the energy. As you might imagine, having all the energy and matter all at once in one place gets a little toasty.

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3. Which is great! The universe needs energy and heat! It’s what makes things do things. Without energy, matter would be pretty useless.

4. And here we are, 13.7 billion years later. The universe is still pretty hot, and there’s still plenty of energy to go around.

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5. We can think and move and everything is great, and we can all look at this video because our fingers and eyes and brains and computers all work:

The wonders of a universe in action!

6. All processes — mechanical, chemical, electric, nuclear — even life — require a hot universe brimming with energy. WHICH WE HAVE! The universe is lousy with energy. The universe is literally a hot mess.

Here’s an example of one of our universe’s most complex processes: cats.

7. But, we’re not done exploding yet. That “Biggish Bang” is still happening, and everything is still pushing outward and expanding from that one point in space and time 13.7 billion years ago.

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8. And here’s the thing, as we expand, more and more of that precious heat and energy is dissipating. The heat and energy is getting lost to entropy. Things are getting colder.

9. Think of the universe as a hot, steamy bathroom in an apartment where the heat doesn’t work. When you open the door, all that hot steam rushes out, and all that cold air rushes in, until the two spaces become about the same temperature. (Cold.)

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10. Scientists think something along those lines might be happening in the universe. As we expand, the hot, steamy energy from the beginning of the universe is rushing out into entropy.

11. We’re exploding our way to an equilibrium, where the whole universe is evening out to the point where everything is the same temperature. (You know… cold.)

12. And as the explosion dies out, and everything cools off, there’s less and less energy and heat to go around.

13. So all those processes that use energy and heat — mechanical, chemical, electric, nuclear, and yes, even life — won’t have the stuff that makes things do things.

14. The universe will slowly freeze, and everything in it — everything that has been and will be — will die. It’s totally unavoidable and inevitable.

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17. Everything will just sort of… fade out. As T.S. Eliot put it in his poem, “The Hollow Men”:

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This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/heat-death-of-the-universe

Amanda Bynes’ “Amanda Please!” Website Is Still Up And Running

Amanda, please!

1. ATTENTION, CITIZENS!

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2. The original Amanda Please! website definitely still exists. It looks exactly the same as it did when “The Amanda Show” ended in 2002.

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It still says you can “Catch Amanda” on Saturdays at 9:30/8:30c. MEMORIES.

3. Upon entering the site, you’ll hear the glorious “The Amanda Show” theme song.

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♫ ‘MANDA, ‘MANDA, ‘MANDA, ‘MANDA, ‘MANDA SHOOOOOW ♫

4. You can still ask Penelope all of your extremely pressing questions.

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After a series of polite directions.

5. And after you send in your questions, you’ll get a “personalized” message from Amanda’s #1 Fan herself.

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How very considerate, please.

6. Don’t forget to flip through Penelope’s collection of “Almost Actual Photos.”

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Which are really high-quality for never actually meeting Amanda.

7. And her Amanda Scrapbook.

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There are pages and pages of archived photos from the show, and they are GEMS.

8. You can even play *most* of the games, like “Words That Rhyme With Amanda.”

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Like “salamander.” Obviously.

9. And experience extreme nostalgia with the strange questions Penelope has answered on the site.

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“What does your nose look like?”

10. Finally, find out more about the girl who was BORN into the Amanda fandom.

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Or “Amandom,” please.

11. You can check out the site for yourself right here.

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12. Penelope thanks you for your attention, please.

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/annakopsky/amanda-please-website-exists

Terry McMillan’s Obama/Biden bumper magnet just won’t stick

Won’t stick, huh? Funny, that. Hey Terry, do you believe in omens? Because that sure looks like one to us.

That bumper magnet is far from being the only defective thing Team Obama’s sold. See you in November, honey.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/03/terry-mcmillans-obamabiden-bumper-magnet-just-wont-stick/