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Adventures In Random DVR-Pausing: Josh Charles Tonsorial Fail Edition

Submitted by on September 30, 2009 – 12:28 AM22 Comments

Concept stolen from the boundlessly talented Joe R; image stolen from The Good Wife; hair stolen, evidently, from Mr. Wayne Newton.





  • Todd K says:

    Haven’t seen the show, but…piece?

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    I’m the worst at spotting those, but — could be. Now that I’m thinking about it, that isn’t necessarily the hairline I remember from Sports Night. It’s definitely not the hairline I remember from last week’s episode, which is what’s creeping me about the ‘do.

  • Ashley says:

    I didn’t watch last night, but I do remember thinking during the pilot, “aw, Dan Rydell. Male pattern baldness happens to the best of us.” This is absolutely not that same hairline.

  • says:

    I’m always reading about the “Great Apes.” What’s so great about them? How come we never hear about any “Paltry Apes”?

    [“This is actually a spam comment, but it gave me a giggle, so I put it through. Thanks, Russian spambot.” — SDB]

  • JS says:

    I have carried a torch for this man since his Sports Night days, but … ouch. The hair, unfortunately, won this particular battle.

  • attica says:

    If it’s a wig (and I’m inclined to believe so), why must it be a hand-me-down from the 80s? Or is he concerned about height issues as well and wants a few more inches up top?

  • Sheila says:

    Oh, Danny.

  • Rachel says:

    Is it weird that I saw Josh Charles and immediately assumed that Aaron Sorkin had a new show on TV?

  • Sandman says:

    Aw, Danny. You can just say no to drugs, but not rugs?

  • Natalie says:

    Ouch. That’s one of those shots that makes you realize why they call it a “rug.” Why, Dan? Why?

  • Cora says:

    Oh, come on. The man could wear a blonde fall and a hat made of beer cans crocheted together and I’d still TOTALLY want him. Y’all are too picky.

  • autiger23 says:

    Ohhhh, that is not on, make-up/hair person. Ouch. The color is also utterly horrible, or at least in the picture/screen shot.

  • Georgia says:

    Hmmm. I think it might be the screen shot. Looking on imbd, there are a couple more stills from The Good Wife where his hair does not look nearly so weird/bad. There’s also a photo of him at the premiere of Away We Go, and his hair looks pretty normal. At worst, he has plugs, but I don’t think so.

  • Georgia says:

    OK, I just have to add (knowing that you’re a Chris Noth fan, Sarah), I was looking at the cast for The Good Wife, noticed that Noth plays the philanderer, and then noticed his current imdb page photo. What on earth?!?

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    @Georgia: Aaaaaack!

  • Sandman says:

    Oh, and Sandman and the Paltry Apes is the name of my new band.

  • Todd K says:

    @Sars: Your Russian spambot’s comment sounds like dialogue from Curb Your Enthusiasm. I can *hear* Larry David saying that while babbling pointlessly during a car trip, as his wife does a slow burn in the passenger seat.

  • Margaret in CO says:

    Does he have an older sister? Because my own little sister woke up with a few bad haircuts…’specially if I couldn’t get her to roll over so I could cut both sides…

  • mimi says:

    Oh, Josh. Just… no. (Haven’t had time to actually watch the show yet, but it’s *Danny*.)

  • Hope says:

    I still had the pilot recorded so I went back and forth comparing the two. I think that the vast expanse of forehead is exactly the same, but that his hair is longer in the second episode and that they fluffed it straight up.

  • Vaughns says:

    Oh, god, I can’t unsee this. Nothing but love for him as Danny, but something about the hair and his expression reminds me of….Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny.

    And now I’m horrified. Time for a Sports Night marathon, to remove that image from my brain.

  • Carolyn in CT says:

    @Georgia: Please add a “not safe while eating” to that Noth link. Thanks, Carolyn’s Keyboard

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