In NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman rocked one of the most iconic mustaches in pop-culture history as Ron Swanson, the red-tape-hating, red-meat-loving civil servant and reluctant friend to Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope. In case you haven’t noticed, that impressively groomed ‘stache has been MIA since the show’s teary 2015 finale, even as Offerman has become an increasingly prolific presence in TV and film. “The mustache was so utilized and well received in Parks & Recreation that it’s gonna be on the bench for a while,” Offerman told Yahoo Movies at the Los Angeles press day for his latest movie, the poignant comedic drama The Hero starring Sam Elliott as an aging movie star coming to terms with his mortality.
Through TV history, starting with I Love Lucy in the ‘50s, shows have had to figure out how to address actresses’ real-life pregnancies on screen. Scandal had to answer this question a second time this season when star Kerry Washington announced she was expecting another child.
Whether it’s National Drink Beer Day (Sept. 28), National Drink Wine Day (Feb. 18), National Wine Day (May 25), National Mojito Day (July 11), or just the end of a really long day at work, sometimes there’s nothing more satisfying than enjoying an alcoholic beverage with a friend. Or, if you feel like staying in, with your couch and your favorite TV character, many of whom like to imbibe from time to time. Here are 21 characters from television past and present whom we’d like to share a drink with.
In 2015, television made us laugh, it made us cry, it made us text friends “OMG?!” There were so many incredible moments that we couldn’t stop talking about on Twitter, in the office kitchen, via Skype with our moms. Related: The 26 Best TV Episodes of 2015 There were hilarious musical numbers like “Pinot Noir” on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Kristen Wiig’s “Chandelier” dance at the Grammys. We stopped breathing for a few minutes during thrilling fights on Justified and Daredevil.
Basketball season is almost here, and with that comes the prospect of NBA players guest starring on our favorite TV shows. Sure, nine times out of ten, these cameos turn out awkward and stilted — but that can still be funny, right? (Especially when the NBA player is a foot taller than all the other actors.) With Shaquille O'Neal guest starring on Fresh Off the Boat this week, we’re looking back at eight memorable TV guest spots from NBA players through the years.