Monday, February 22, 2010

A special anniversary "Real Hair Reflex".



An interesting "Real Hair Reflex" from a 1992 joint convention appearance of Bill Shatner and Leonard Nimoy in Sacramento, California to promote Star Trek's 25th anniversary. The event was filmed and released on VHS as The Twenty-Five Year Mission.

Perhaps giving toupee fans a special treat to mark Star Trek's anniversary, Bill Shatner starts by trying to scratch his head (buried underneath the somewhat thick toupee); he then moves to a mini pat-down of the toup, before apparently giving the toupee a scratch of its own (seemingly making no effort to reach down to the scalp). We call this rare confluence of actions "The Triple" - a definite treat.

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The Twenty-Five Year Mission is presently up on YouTube in its entirety. Shatner + Nimoy is always a fun double-act to watch.

4 comments:

  1. Some big lifts in those Shatner shoes to make him look almost as tall as Nimoy. As for the way he strokes his toup, it's like he's calming a difficult pet and trying to sooth the anxious little creature perched on his head.

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  2. I'm wondering if Shatner's acceptance of the lead in S#it My Dad Says for CBS may finally be a role that require him to unveil his scalp.

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  3. Yes, he looks like he's wearing high heels

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  4. The Toupee Titan of New York
    This is an article on the guy who did Sinatra's toups. I like his take on those who wear the same toup for weeks at a time without taking it off: “It’s just not right,” Mr. Paris said.
    http://www.observer.com/2010/culture/toupee-titan-new-york?page=0

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