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TV's Best Mullets: From 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' To 'The Facts Of Life' (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 01/04/12 03:21 PM ET   Updated: 01/08/12 07:00 PM ET

Love them or hate them, mullets are a part of our mane history. And TV characters are no exception to bad hair days.

Luckily, the simultaneously crop-top, free-flowing style is mostly in our past. (Right, formerly-mulleted, newly-engaged Mario Lopez?) But some are in our small screen present, like Dog Chapman of "Dog the Bounty Hunter," (premieres Wed., Jan. 4 at 10 p.m. EST on A&E) who is still rocking the business in the front, party in the back. To celebrate Lopez's engagement and Season 8 of "Dog," we're taking a trip down TV mullet memory lane.

Who can forget Jo's (Nancy McKeon) epic Flock of Seagulls-esque style during the later years of "The Facts of Life"? And how many times did MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) save the day while his glorious mane blew freely in the wind? Plus, there's Elvis-loving Uncle Jesse's (John Stamos) mullet, which is basically the king of mullets, from "Full House." And who could forget Captain Planet and his environment-saving cartoon mullet of green greatness?

Take a look at 25 TV's most renowned mullets through the years and rank them as you see fit!

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  • Best Green Mullet: Captain Planet, "Captain Planet"

    1990-1996. (Photo Edit: Hanna-Barbera / Everett Collection)

  • Best Accessorized Mullet: Duane "Dog" Chapman, "Dog The Bounty Hunter"

    Himself, 2004-Present. (Photo Credit: A&E)

  • Best Jury Rigging Mullet: Angus MacGyver, "MacGyver"

    Portrayed By Richard Dean Anderson, 1985-1992. (Photo Credit: Paramount Television / Everett Collection)

  • Best "Have Mercy" Mullet: Uncle Jesse, "Full House"

    Portrayed By John Stamos, 1987-1995. (Photo Credit: Everett Collection)

  • Best Linen-Clad Mullet: Sonny Crockett, "Miami Vice"

    Portrayed By Don Johnson, 1984- 1989. (Photo Credit: Michael Putland, Getty Images)

  • Best Femullet: Christine Sullivan, "Night Court" (Right)

    Portrayed By Markie Post, 1985-1992. (Photo Credit: Fotos International / Getty Images)

  • Best Jheri Curl Mullet: A.C. Slater, "Saved By The Bell"

    Portrayed By Mario Lopez, 1989-1994. (Photo Credit: Ron Wolfson /Landov)

  • Best Pre-Morpheus Mullet: Cowboy Curtis, "Pee-wee's Playhouse" (Left)

    Portrayed By Laurence Fishburne, 1986-1987. (Photo Credit: CBS / Landov)

  • Best Teen Idol Mullet: Keith Partridge, "The Partridge Family"

    Portrayed by David Cassidy, 1970-1974. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

  • Best Beer-Guzzling Mullet: Sam Malone, "Cheers"

    Portrayed By Ted Danson, 1982-1993. (Photo Credit: Fotos International / Courtesy of Getty Images)

  • Best Brunette Mullet: Janet Wood, "Three's Company"

    Portrayed By Joyce DeWitt, 1977 to 1984. (Photo Credit: Ron Galella, WireImage / Getty Images) <em>Correction: A previous version of this slide identified the above mullet as being portrayed by Janet Wood. Wood was the name of the character played by DeWitt in "Three's Company."</em>

  • Best Mullet For Sharing the Laughter and Love: Mike Seaver, "Growing Pains"

    Portrayed By Kirk Cameron, 1985-1992. (Photo Credit: Everett Collection)

  • Littlest Mullet: Richie Crawford, "Family Matters"

    Portrayed By Bryton McClure, 1991-1998. (Photo Credit: Evan Agostini, Liaison / Getty Images)

  • Best Chosen Person Mullet: Jerry Seinfeld, "Seineld"

    Portrayed By Jerry Seinfeld, 1989-1998. (Photo Credit: Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic / Getty Images)

  • Best Trans Am-Resistent Mullet: Michael Knight, "Knight Rider"

    Portrayed By David Hasselhoff, 1982-1986. (Photo Credit: Everett Collection)

  • Best Grandmaster B Mullet: Bud Bundy, "Married ... With Children"

    Portrayed By David Faustino, 1987-1997. (Photo Credit: Columbia TriStar / Getty Images)

  • Loveliest Lady Mullet: Carol Brady, "The Brady Bunch" (Left)

    Portrayed By Florence Henderson, 1969-1974. (Photo Credit: Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

  • Best Substitute Mullet: Kenny Powers, "Eastbound & Down"

    Portrayed By Danny McBride, 2009-Present. (Photo Credit: HBO)

  • Best Lone Star Mullet: Cord Walker, "Walker, Texas Ranger"

    Portrayed By Chuck Norris, 1993-2001. (Photo: CBS / Getty Images)

  • Best Mediterranean Mullet: Balki Bartokomous, "Perfect Strangers" (Left)

    Portrayed By Bronson Pinchot, 1986-1993. (Photo Credit: Lorimar Television / Fotos International/ Getty Images)

  • Best Greying Mullet: Shannon "Shambo" Water, "Survivor: Samoa"

    Herself, 2009. (Photo Credit: CBS / Monty Brinton / Landov)

  • Best Mullet of Privilege: Steve Sanders, "Beverly Hills, 90210"

    Portrayed By Ian Ziering, 1990-2000. (Photo Credit: Everett Collection)

  • Best English Teacher Mullet: Jonathan Turner, "Boy Meets World"

    Portrayed By Anthony Tyler Quinn, 1994-1997. (Photo Credit: Everett Collection)

  • Best Boarding School Mullet: Jo Polniaczek, "The Facts Of Life" (Top Middle)

    Portrayed By Nancy McKeon, 1980-1988. (Photo Credit: NBC / Getty Images)

  • Best Jo-Rivaling Mullet: George Burnett, "The Facts Of Life"

    Portrayed By George Clooney, 1985-1987. (Photo Credit: Everett Collection)


Filed by Chris Harnick  |