Monday, August 24, 2009
Shatner: "How's the hair?"
George Takei's "outing" of William Shatner's toupee wearing wasn't the only reference made to Shatner's hair during 2006's Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner.
The subject came up during several segments, including when comedian Jeffrey Ross said to Shatner: "I was told not to bring this up; I know that it's a sensitive subject, but I can't help myself. On behalf of your fans all over the world, we want to know: what the f*#k is on your head right now? It just growled at me. Have mercy, Shatner - hang up the hairpiece! Or at least set it free in the park before [comedian] Andy Dick tries to f*@k it."
In a pre-recorded segment, actor Clint Howard reprised his role as Balok from the Star Trek episode "The Corbomite Maneuver" and jokingly told Shatner:
"I'm not ashamed of this [points to bald head]. At least I don't try to cover it up with a Wookie snatch."
And in the final segment, Shatner briefly acknowledged the jokes directed at his hair, asking "How's the hair? Is it...? Hair's good? Hair's good?" Of course, this could really be interpreted in an number of ways. Perhaps Shatner was merely saying, "Yes, my real hair has often looked so bad, that it looks like a toupee." You can tell us what you think Shatner thinks we think by voting in our poll!