Things that go bump in the night...
Bill Shatner suspects that his new neighbor wears a toupee. He becomes obsessed; dreams of trying on this mysterious piece overwhelm the actor.
In the middle of the night, he breaks into his neighbor's house and makes his way to the safe.
There, he finds a suitcase.
Inside is paradise: a wealth of irresistible artificial hair.
First, the actor puts on a mustache he finds. The feel of the fake hair against his skin adding to the thrill of the moment.
But there's more...
A toupee! --- But wait!
Who is that?
The neighbor appears, awoken by the commotion.
Bill Shatner has been discovered.
There's only one thing left to do.
He reaches for his weapon...
Okay, this is really a scene from a 1971 episode of the short-lived series Cade's County called "The Armageddon Contract".
Watch the full clip below:
Note an extraordinary piece of magic therein: as Bill Shatner places the wig on his head, we cut away just in time. In the next shot, he is wearing the new piece. As absurd as it seems, we suspect that this cut cleverly enabled Bill Shatner to take off his own toup and place the other piece on his now bald head, preventing a potentially universe-shattering toup-on-toup scenario.
The "application" shot is never actually seen.
The director yells "Cut!", a quick toupular exchange takes place and filming can continue. Hey, presto(up)!
Next time you hear something go bump in the night - don't worry, it might just be Bill Shatner rummaging around your house, looking for toupees!
On another note, some great news: Impulse director William Grefe has confirmed (earlier reports) that a new DVD will indeed be released of the movie. It is "in the works" he exclusively told Shatner's Toupee. Impulse is a movie so awesome that we have committed to a brand new full toupological analysis upon the DVD's release.