That means we get to celebrate the art of lip foliage to raise money for a good cause.
The moustache played an important role in the 80s, perhaps made “cool” by super-hunk Tom Selleck as Magnum P.I….
But wait! We can’t give all the credit to the real-life stars of 80’s television, there were many an 80s cartoon character supporting the crumb-catcher, so let’s count them down from 10 to 1…….
10. Bow, from She-Ra
He wasn’t a major character in She-Ra, perhaps you haven’t met this chap before, but he sported a rather fetching ginger tash. As you can see, it’s a definitive part of his “look”, alongside the red cape and the oh-so-manly love heart emblem on his chest……………
9. Mandrake, from Defenders of the Earth
Again, this one gets points because it’s so necessary for his “look”. This is a dainty yet serious statement - very precise. Just like a magician.
8. The Shop Keeper, from Mr Benn
This one is slllllightly sinister, sllllightly scary, yet comical too. A perfect match for this weird fancy dress shop owner, who runs a shop which transports potential customers into other worlds, straight from the fitting room!
7. Texas Pete, from Superted
Another evil one. Personally though, I think Texas Pete could have gotten away with bigger whiskers… he was a big, comical, cowboy character! But no, he’s opted for a neat and tidy one to try and scare off Superted….
6. Monty, from Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers
Another ginger one! Monty is a mouse, so I suppose his moustache is actually a version of whiskers, but it looks MUCH more like a human’s moustache. Again - fitting to the character, he just wouldn’t be the same without it!!
5. Ulysses, from Ulysses 31
I tried my best to stay away from combined moustache-and-beard combos, but this one deserved its place. The moustache itself stands out - it doesn’t really LOOK part of the beard. Plus, his beard would look well weird without it.
Gordon on the 80s cartoons Facebook page says “Ulysses 31 had the best face furniture!”
4. Max Ray, from Centurions
OK, this is broaching on Tom Selleck territory… do you really think you can win this fight, Max? Well, he’s doing pretty well, this is a serious mo. AND, it looked awesome on the Centurions Max Ray toy action figure, too. Well played.
3. Colonel K, from Dangermouse
We’re now in the top 3, so these tashes need to be impressive. Look no further than Colonel K. That is BIG. OK, so he’s a chinchilla (NOT a walrus - common misconception), so he’s naturally furry, but this fuzz makes him what he is. And, he’s working the silver hair too. Impressive.
2. Man-At-Arms, from He-Man
This is a commanding piece of facial hair. You must respect this man. A definite worthy #2 spot. Kind of weird that his eyebrows are jet black yet his upper lip is bright ginger… you’d think he might dye it or something………….
1. Leoric, from the Visionaries
When you look at this man, what do you see? His shiny blue armour? The holographic lion on his chest? His impressive shoulder guard things? Nope, you see his tash. This guy is leader of the Spectral Knights. He can call upon a holographic lion to help him out if he needs it. And he fights against the Darkling Lords, who ALL have moustaches!!! He is the only good guy who sports one, so I reckon he secretly knows that the only way to fight a bunch of bristly-bad-guys is to wear the same… only better. Bet he has a photo of Tom Selleck in his locker…
Who just missed out on the top 10? Porthos from Dogtanian, Jaga from Thundercats, Mr Willmake from Bertha, Mr Baskerville and Dr Macadoo from Pigeon Street, Trader Jones from Charlie Chalk, John “Slim” Griffin from Starcom, Dr Gloom and General Blight from Bananaman, and Paploo from Ewoks. Sorry guys.
Laughing and giggling (and reminiscing!) aside, this month, Movember, is all about raising awareness and money for men’s health, particularly prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
So, if this blog made you laugh or smile, please share it with you friends to help spread the word. Or even better, join up, get sponsored, and grow your very own soup strainer! Who knows, you might end up looking like Leoric, Texas Pete, or even Colonel K! (please send me photos if you do….)1 year ago • 1 note • view comments