Thursday, January 18, 2007


List of notable moustaches in art and fiction

Moustaches have been used by artists to make characters distinctive as with Dick Dastardly or the video game character Mario. They have also been or to make a social or political point as with Marcel Duchamp's parody of the Mona Lisa which adds a goatee and moustache or the moustachioed self portraits of Frida Kahlo. At least one fictional moustache has been so notable that a whole style has been named after it, the Fu Manchu moustache.

List of moustaches in art and fiction: Gomez Addams of The Addams Family, Asterix, Obelix and most of the other Gauls in the comic strip Asterix, The Bad, actor Lee Van Cleef in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Beatles as Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Duchamp's parody of the Mona Lisa adds a goatee and moustache, Blake from the comic strip Blake and Mortimer, Borat, Captain Hook,
Clo-Clo from the Belgian comic strip Nero, The Daltons, the bandits from the comic strip Lucky Luke,
Dick Dastardly, Duncan from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Basil Fawlty in the tv-series Fawlty Towers, Self portraits of Frida Kahlo, Fu Manchu and the Fu Manchu moustache, Ned Flanders in The Simpsons, Gobelijn from the Belgian comic strip Jommeke, Harcourt Fenton Mudd in the Star Trek: TOS episodes "Mudd's Women" and "I, Mudd", Earl Hickey, the character from My Name Is Earl, his moustache is often a source of comedy on the show, Kabapu from Excel Saga, Kiekeboe, Belgian comic character, Jason King, the hedonistic, womanizing, trash novel writing dandy portrayed by actor Peter Wyngarde, The Laughing Cavalier, (1624) , a famous painting by the Dutch Baroque artist Frans Hals, Laughing Cavalier, 1624 by Frans Hals, Manuel in the tv-series Fawlty Towers,
Mario, a famous video game fictional character owned by Nintendo. Also, his brother Luigi and their arch-enemies Wario and Waluigi, Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon, Mirror Spock from Star Trek - Mirror, Mirror, Meneer Pheip from the Belgian comic strip Nero, Rich Uncle Pennybags the Monopoly guy, L.H.O.O.Q. copy of the Mona Lisa by Marcel Duchamp which shows her with a moustache, Pelinore in Walt Disney's The Sword in the Stone, Hercule Poirot, a character in books written by Agatha Christie, Ignatius J. Reilly, slovenly protagonist in John Kennedy Toole's New Orleans set novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, Det. Andy Sipowicz, main protagonist of NYPD Blue, Mike Stivic on All in the Family, Superdupont, mock superhero in a well-known comic book series, Thomson and Thompson in the comic strip The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé (see also Borduria, a fictional country with a moustache as national emblem, from the same series), Wimpey character in the Popeye cartoon series, famous for his sparse bristly moustache, Yosemite Sam from Looney Tunes, The Mustache Commander of StreetWars, V from V for Vendetta, Males of the Viltrumite species in the comic book Invincible. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "List of notable moustaches in art and fiction". This entry is a fragment of a larger work. Link may die if entry is finally removed or merged.

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