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Toupee or not toupee?

August 13, 2008

One of my favorite Olympic events is quickly becoming Toupee Watch and, really, I think I’m gold medal material.

The most obvious and egregious is the rug that sits atop Bob Costas’ head. It’s bad. Seriously bad. I can’t find any truly heinous pictures or videos (NBC seems to be scrubbing YouTube of the juicy stuff pretty well), but the next time you’re watching, you’ll see it, and you won’t be able to look away.

There are the classic tell-tale signs. The artfully disheveled bangs, to obscure the hairline. The fact that it’s just vaguely darker than the rest of his hair. See the grey peeking out at the temples? Look closer: Notice that the dark hair is going in a different direction than the grey hairs.

And that’s just from the frontal perspective.

When the camera shoots him at an angle, it becomes very obvious, as the back of the toupee sits atop his existing hair and creates a weird, cowlick-y bump on the back of his head.

And I’m not the only one who thinks this. I have heard from two people–who don’t know each other–who find Bob’s toupee a welcome addition to this year’s Olympic fun.

But that’s just the first of many toupees to keep an eye out for. Once you’ve seen one, you’ll start spotting them all over the place. On one of the swim coaches. On a gymnastics judge. On an Olympian’s dad sitting in the stands.

It’s a fake hair epidemic! Didn’t anyone tell them that bald is beautiful?

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One comment

  1. I just wanted you to know that because of this post, I’ve become obsessed with Bob Costas’ toupee. I study it every time he’s onscreen during the Olympics.



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