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December 11, 2010 8:51 AM   Subscribe

"Do I wear a toupee?" One blog takes up William Shatner's challenge with meticulous detail and scientific inquiry.
posted by Leezie (14 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
That was... weird. A lot of bluster about a show that aired almost 10 years ago. And after two readings I'm not sure what the hell it was really about.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 9:28 AM on December 11, 2010

That felt like a little piece of the old internet.
posted by TwelveTwo at 9:36 AM on December 11, 2010 [2 favorites]

If "meticulous detail and scientific inquiry" is what the kids are calling overpadded blog posts that veer into absurd levels of speculation, then sure. I think that it was pretty obvious that he was losing his hair at the time of the original series, and the much-thicker hair that he had at the time of the first movie are all the proof I need that he'd switched to a hairpiece, but so what? Bruce Willis is wearing a wig in The Sixth Sense ZOMG.
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:06 AM on December 11, 2010

A toupee cannot decrease the awesomeness of a Shatner system. This has been scientifically proved decades ago and verified by independent observers. It's basically a law of nature.
posted by The Mouthchew at 10:17 AM on December 11, 2010

Leave Shatner alone. He's got more awesome in his pinkie than 10 Chuck Norrises.
posted by Splunge at 10:41 AM on December 11, 2010

I was at his house years ago for a fund-raising night. Pity I didn't decide to do the commando/ninja style raid to settle this question once and for all.

(I am of the toupee crowd, myself. I also believe Han shot first.)
posted by Samizdata at 11:26 AM on December 11, 2010

Hey. Besides, he's Denny Crane.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 11:30 AM on December 11, 2010

his hair becomes submerged underwater!

Incredible! But not quite as incredible as when someone's hair becomes submerged above water!
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:20 PM on December 11, 2010 [2 favorites]

Nobody considers the probability that Shatner has to wear a toupee to be awesome: That he never achieved his full powers until he became the toupee-rockin' William Fucking Shatner; That, just like Clark Kent's never going to admit to you that he likes wearing tights under his business suit, William Shatner's never going to tell you what helps him manifest his secret powers either.

So let him put whatever he wants on his head, and let him say whatever he wants about it. He's above reproach.
posted by ardgedee at 12:20 PM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]

Wow, the toupelogical analyses in the right sidebar even include Pray for the Wildcats, a massively underrecognized jewel of Shatneria (with extra Robert Reed, and a genuinely, unironically great role for Andy Griffith as well). Now I've got to go and find a copy.
posted by George_Spiggott at 12:27 PM on December 11, 2010

Shatner wearing a toup comes nowhere near the impact of the moment in "Space Cowboys" where Donald Sutherland removes his dentures.
posted by briank at 1:50 PM on December 11, 2010

Does Shatner wear a toupee?
Very well then Shatner wears a toupee,
(Shatner is large, Shatner contains multitudes.)
posted by chavenet at 2:55 PM on December 11, 2010 [2 favorites]

Whether toupee or not toupee, this is beyond awesome.
posted by kinnakeet at 3:22 PM on December 11, 2010

William Shatner's Hair is on Facebook.
posted by bwg at 5:32 PM on December 11, 2010

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