Nick Offerman sans mustache: I'm in

Yes, Nick Offerman is hilarious as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation. And it stands to reason that the man married to the incomparable Megan Mullally would be the cat’s meow. (He watches The Bachelor, y’all!)

But I have to say that what put me over the moon for Offerman was his appearance on the Kathie Lee and Hoda hour of the Today show this morning.  He and his Casa de mi Padre costar Will Ferrell showed up wearing bath robes and sipping drinks to promote their Spanish language movie. But the most striking thing about the interview for me was that it was the first time I saw Offerman without his trademark Ron Swanson mustache. And I have to say that it was… delightful.

Click to see video of the morning talk show exchange.

Offerman and Ferrell obviously have a good rapport and both make a good showing, cracking each other up along with the ladies. And while yes, I was clearly taken aback by how good looking Offerman is without his mustache… and with the stubble, and a little chest hair showing…, the more important point here (for my journalistic integrity) is that the mustache had taken on a life of its own for me. Much like with other actors whose characters had distinctive hair that their alter egos were forced to live with (looking at you, Jason Lee), I never saw past the mustache.

Oh, who am I kidding? He just looks really, really good here.

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