David Cross is Responsible For Tobias' Mustache on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
The iconic mustache of Tobias Funke on Arrested Development was completely the idea of actor David Cross, and Fox didn't like it. In the Conan clip below, Cross talks about how the network first took issue with the facial hair while watching the pilot. Apparently one of the network heads said the facial hair broke "the three rules of comedy." In case you were wondering what those three rules are:
- No facial hair
- No ball caps
- No puffy sleeves
Sometimes I wonder where Hollywood finds these executives. Obviously, Cross won out in the end and it's hard to imagine the character without one!