So today I was watching the episode of Degrassi where Clare decides to shave her head because she has cancer and want to take ownership of her hair loss.
While I admire Clare for her strength and resilience facing this potentially deadly disease, I am simultaneously going to hell because, uh, her f—ing bald cap made me laugh and laugh laugh. She looked like a cast member of Fox’s forgotten gem Alien Nation.
It got me thinking that fake bald people on TV are the greatest, because they always look so ridiculous unless they are actually, you know, bald.
So I present to you a few of my faves from times past.
1) Peter Brady as Benedict Arnold on The Brady Bunch
Despite wanting to portray hero George Washington, Peter is cast as American traitor Benedict Arnold in his school play. Here is his riveting performance. Go to 1:10 to see true art.
2) Kimberly Shaw on Melrose Place
Okay, maybe she’s not BALD per se, but she’s certainly BALDING. Who can forget the infamous moment when we discovered that, yes, she’s alive, and yes, she’s crazy and REALLY wants to exact revenge on Dr. Michael Mancini for the terrible car accident he caused. Relive the horror here.
3) Jon Hamm as Lex Luthor
Sure, this was a parody on Funny Or Die, but at least we know what another one of his heads looks like. Hehe, hehe. I can keep them coming!
So who’s YOUR favorite fake bald person?