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20th Mar '17 8:46:29 PM Vir
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* There's an entire ''JohnnyBravo'' episode about this in season 4, where people at his gym suddenly start treating him like he's a decrepit old man, and Johnny discovers its because he has his first grey hair. After several attempts at getting rid of the hair fails, Johnny gets a peptalk from Momma Bravo, and his refound confidence forces the hair back to its original color.

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* There's an entire ''JohnnyBravo'' ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' episode about this in season 4, where people at his gym suddenly start treating him like he's a decrepit old man, and Johnny discovers its it's because he has his first grey hair. After several attempts at getting rid of the hair fails, Johnny gets a peptalk from Momma Bravo, and his refound confidence forces the hair back to its original color.
14th Mar '17 7:19:14 PM fireflyer
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Blackish}}'', Bow freaks out about a [[UnusualEuphemism single white female moving in downstairs.]]
5th Feb '17 3:28:44 PM TheCuza
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* Stewart Francis talks about finding his first grey pubic hair. He was calm about it and didn't freak out... unlike everyone else who was in the elevator with him.
26th Nov '16 9:40:10 PM SilentStranger
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': This happens to Marge Simpson when she finds one gray hair in her blue beehive.
** Homer reveals that Marge's hair actually started going gray when they were teenagers, and that she's been dying her hair all this time.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': This happens to Marge Simpson when she finds one gray hair in her blue beehive.
beehive. When she goes down to the beauty parlor to get rid of it, she (and the viewer) finds out that her hair is ''entirerly gray'' already, but that the strong dye the parlor uses keeps knocking her out and causes short term memory loss. She decides to try going entirerly grey for a while, but by the end of the episode, returns to using the dye.
** This is possibly a callback to a much earlier episode where Homer reveals that Marge's hair actually started going gray when Marge has been grey since they were teenagers, and that she's been dying her hair all this time.teenagers.




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* There's an entire ''JohnnyBravo'' episode about this in season 4, where people at his gym suddenly start treating him like he's a decrepit old man, and Johnny discovers its because he has his first grey hair. After several attempts at getting rid of the hair fails, Johnny gets a peptalk from Momma Bravo, and his refound confidence forces the hair back to its original color.
13th Sep '16 12:43:59 PM ChaoticQueen
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->''"A few months ago, I was having my semiannual haircut, and I had the strangest revelation. ''[[FlashbackEcho [Cut to Willy Wonka having his hair cut by an Oompa-Loompa. He looks in a mirror, sees a strand of gray hair on his shoulder, and picks it up]]]'' In that one silver hair, I saw reflected my life's work, my factory, my beloved Oompa-Loompas. Who would watch over them when I was gone? I realized in that moment [[{{Pun}} I must find an heir]]."''

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->''"A ->''A few months ago, I was having my semiannual haircut, and I had the strangest revelation. ''[[FlashbackEcho [Cut ''[Cut to Willy Wonka having his hair cut by an Oompa-Loompa. He looks in a mirror, sees a strand of gray hair on his shoulder, and picks it up]]]'' up]'' In that one silver hair, I saw reflected my life's work, my factory, my beloved Oompa-Loompas. Who would watch over them when I was gone? I realized in that moment [[{{Pun}} I moment, "I must find an heir]].heir."''
24th Jun '16 5:55:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Old Clairol ad: "Does she or doesn't she? Only her hairdresser knows for sure!" The implication is that if she is (using a Clairol product), it's to cover up the grey and, of course, that it's just the right product to start using once a woman has had this happen to her.
* Grecian Formula had commercials for men's version and women's version to help them cover up that grey. Their ads usually started with a man looking in a mirror and visibly unhappy about having this, and the woman being mistaken for her husband's mother rather than his wife. They're happier once they use the product and their grays have vanished.

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* Mis Mishtal from the anime ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'' went into hysterics after finding a single gray hair.

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* Creator/WhoopiGoldberg had an entire monologue built around realizing she's getting old. Part of it mentioned grey hairs showing up in her pubic region.

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* Old Clairol ad: "Does she or doesn't she? Only her hairdresser knows for sure!" The implication is that if she is (using a Clairol product), it's to cover up the grey and, of course, that it's just the right product to start using once a woman has had this happen to her.
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* Grecian Formula had commercials for men's version and women's version to help them cover up that grey. Their ads usually started with a man looking in a mirror and visibly unhappy about having this, and the woman being mistaken for her husband's mother rather than his wife. They're happier once they use the product and their grays have vanished.

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* Mis Mishtal from the anime ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'' went into hysterics after finding a single gray hair.

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* Creator/WhoopiGoldberg had an entire monologue built around realizing she's getting old. Part of it mentioned grey hairs showing up in her pubic region.



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* ''{{Garfield}}'' [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/?s=gray+hair features this]].

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* ''{{Garfield}}'' [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/?s=gray+hair features this]].



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* Mostly averted on ''[[http://goinggraylookinggreat.com/ Going Gray Looking Great]]'', though some members on the site share stories about experiences fitting this trope.
* Thoroughly averted on the [[http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=16951 Salt & Pepper Thread]] on the [[http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/ Long Hair Community forum]] in that those who regularly post in that thread don't mind and even celebrate what they feel is the beauty of their gray hair. Played straight in the accounts members share about feeling old upon finding their first gray hair(s), but subverted in that posts about finding gray in one's hair is considered a cause for celebration.

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* Mostly averted on ''[[http://goinggraylookinggreat.com/ Going Gray Looking Great]]'', though some members on the site share stories about experiences fitting this trope.
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* Thoroughly averted on the [[http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=16951 Salt & Pepper Thread]] on the [[http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/ Long Hair Community forum]] in that those who regularly post in that thread don't mind and even celebrate what they feel is the beauty of their gray hair. Played straight in the accounts members share about feeling old upon finding their first gray hair(s), but subverted in that posts about finding gray in one's hair is considered a cause for celebration.

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25th Mar '16 3:20:18 PM Seanhawk23
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* Played with in ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' :
-->Vince Masuka: What are you working on?
-->Dexter: I, uh, found a gray hair. I was curious.
-->Vince Masuka: Oh, dude, I've totally done that.
-->Dexter: You're bald.
-->Vince Masuka: [points below belt]
-->Dexter: Oh.
19th Mar '16 10:01:47 PM Duffan
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* The movie ''Age of Adaline'' focuses on a woman [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immune from the ravages of time]], so of course aging is a theme. [[spoiler: The final shot is Adeline finding her first gray hair, one year after her aging restarted. Unlike most other reactions, hers is positive.]]

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* The movie ''Age of Adaline'' ''Film/TheAgeOfAdaline'' focuses on a woman [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immune from the ravages of time]], so of course aging is a theme. [[spoiler: The final shot is Adeline finding her first gray hair, one year after her aging restarted. Unlike most other reactions, hers is positive.]]
19th Mar '16 9:58:50 PM Duffan
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* The movie ''Age of Adaline'' focuses on a woman [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immune from the ravages of time]], so of course aging is a theme. [[spoiler: The final shot is Adeline finding her first gray hair, one year after her aging restarted. Unlike most other reactions, hers is positive.]]
18th Jan '16 11:02:45 PM PaulA
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* This is what kicks off the plot in ''Literature/WhichWitch?'' by Eva Ibbotson. Arriman the Awful has been waiting around for his prophesied successor to show up; now that this one gray hair has shown up, he can't wait anymore, and his manservant suggests that the prophecy means his son. Of course, he isn't married, so this requires him to find a wife...

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* This is what kicks off the plot in ''Literature/WhichWitch?'' ''Literature/WhichWitch'' by Eva Ibbotson.Creator/EvaIbbotson. Arriman the Awful has been waiting around for his prophesied successor to show up; now that this one gray hair has shown up, he can't wait anymore, and his manservant suggests that the prophecy means his son. Of course, he isn't married, so this requires him to find a wife...
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