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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...
28th Nov '15 11:06:49 AM nombretomado
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* Dr Cox of ''{{Scrubs}}'' goes a little nuts when he finds a gray hair in his happy trail.
* Likewise Samantha in ''SexAndTheCity'', leading to a horribly botched dye job. At the end of the episode, [[spoiler: she solves the problem by shaving it all off]].

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* Dr Cox of ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' goes a little nuts when he finds a gray hair in his happy trail.
* Likewise Samantha in ''SexAndTheCity'', ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', leading to a horribly botched dye job. At the end of the episode, [[spoiler: she solves the problem by shaving it all off]].
21st Oct '15 5:28:22 PM nombretomado
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* {{Disney}}'s Sing Along Songs had one song about the stages of life, one of which involved the man finding his first gray hair and snipping it off with a sour look.

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* {{Disney}}'s Creator/{{Disney}}'s Sing Along Songs had one song about the stages of life, one of which involved the man finding his first gray hair and snipping it off with a sour look.
8th Oct '15 8:54:24 PM nombretomado
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* One ''MonicasGang'' story involved Jimmy Five's father thinking of himself as old and weak after one of his five hairs apparently goes gray. [[spoiler:It was actually covered in flour; the story was about his birthday.]]

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* One ''MonicasGang'' ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'' story involved Jimmy Five's father thinking of himself as old and weak after one of his five hairs apparently goes gray. [[spoiler:It was actually covered in flour; the story was about his birthday.]]
5th Aug '15 2:39:16 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' had Sam finding a gray hair on her head (unusual, considering she's a teenager, but not necessarily impossible), which scares her into thinking that she's prematurely aging, which also worries her about how she'll do a local "Youth Spirit"-contest. The {{Aesop}} of the episode, as delivered by [[CoolOldLady their school's lunch lady]], [[DarkHorseVictory who won the contest]]: "It's not ''how'' old you are, it's how you are ''being'' old!"
** It's somewhat of a BrokenAesop, because it was revealed beforehand that the "gray hair" Sam got was merely just a streak gray paint--Sam deduces that the paint must've gotten in her hair when she was working on an art project using gray paint.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' had Sam finding a gray hair on her head (unusual, considering (unusual since she's a teenager, but not necessarily impossible), which scares her into thinking that she's prematurely aging, which also worries her about how she'll do a local "Youth Spirit"-contest. The {{Aesop}} of the episode, as delivered by [[CoolOldLady their school's elderly lunch lady]], [[DarkHorseVictory who won ended up winning the contest]]: "It's not ''how'' old you are, it's how you are ''being'' old!"
** It's somewhat of a BrokenAesop, because it was revealed beforehand that the Sam's "gray hair" Sam got was merely actually just a streak gray paint--Sam deduces that the paint must've gotten in her hair when she was working on an art project using gray gray-colored paint.
6th Jul '15 11:09:18 AM nombretomado
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* Spoofed in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. The WickedWitch, Isobel, has [[GrandTheftMe taken over Lana's body]] and needs the hair of a virgin for a potion she's brewing. When LoisLane has her back turned, Isobel plucks one of Lois's hairs out, but frowns upon realizing that Lois isn't a virgin. Lois, who is unaware that Lana is being possessed by Isobel, angrily asks Isobel why she would pluck one of her hairs out. Isobel lies and says "It was gray," to which Lois insists "I don't have any gray hair." Isobel shrugs and looks innocent. Lois gets a nervous expression on her face and says "I'll...be in the bathroom using your mirror," and hurries off.

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* Spoofed in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. The WickedWitch, Isobel, has [[GrandTheftMe taken over Lana's body]] and needs the hair of a virgin for a potion she's brewing. When LoisLane ComicBook/LoisLane has her back turned, Isobel plucks one of Lois's hairs out, but frowns upon realizing that Lois isn't a virgin. Lois, who is unaware that Lana is being possessed by Isobel, angrily asks Isobel why she would pluck one of her hairs out. Isobel lies and says "It was gray," to which Lois insists "I don't have any gray hair." Isobel shrugs and looks innocent. Lois gets a nervous expression on her face and says "I'll...be in the bathroom using your mirror," and hurries off.
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