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25th Dec '17 8:33:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''[[IvanVasilievich Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession]]'', when Bunsha's wife goes crazy, she suddenly takes off her wig and we find out that she's not quite bald, but has a really short cut

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* In ''[[IvanVasilievich Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession]]'', ''Film/IvanVasilievichChangesProfession'', when Bunsha's wife goes crazy, she suddenly takes off her wig and we find out that she's not quite bald, but has a really short cut
3rd Nov '17 12:58:12 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'', a potential bride for Humperdink visits, bringing along her hugely famous collection of hats. Unfortunately for her, a breeze blows through the castle while she's there, her hat comes off to reveal her (heretofore hidden) baldness, and Humperdink is ready to go to war with her country because of the embarrassment he suffered seeing her.

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* In ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'', a potential bride for Humperdink Prince Humperdinck visits, bringing along her hugely famous collection of hats. Unfortunately for her, a breeze blows through the castle while she's there, her hat comes off to reveal her (heretofore hidden) baldness, and Humperdink Humperdinck is ready to go to war with her country because of the embarrassment he suffered seeing her.[[note]]This was completely left out of TheFilmOfTheBook.[[/note]]




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* An example in the 1970s young adult novel ''The Prince of Central Park'' is, unusually for the trope, ''not'' PlayedForLaughs. Protagonist Jay-Jay is subjected to another bout of his abusive foster mother's anger, when she returns home having failed to pick up a guy at a bar. She then passes out drunk, and he quickly gathers up his things to run away. In order to make it impossible for himself to return, he pulls off her blonde wig and rips it to pieces, scattering the locks around her unconscious body. (She wears wigs just for easy hair color changes, not because she's bald, but it's still this trope because he does it to humiliate her.)



* An episode of ''Series/KenanAndKel'' had a rat loose in Rigby's and Kel found it crawling around in a woman's hair. He goes to grab it...and reveals she's wearing a wig.
* Happens twice in an episode of ''The Suite Life'' where Mr Moseby knocks the same woman's wig off by accidentally hitting her with a pillow. She's wearing a different wig the second time and turns around to exclaim "you again!"
* In ''Series/TheBrothersGarcia'' Lorenna gets to meet her favourite actress but said actress is a complete diva and insults her whole family. Lorenna throws a head of lettuce at the actress and ends up knocking her wig off. The actress's co-star has this to say:

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* An episode of ''Series/KenanAndKel'' had a rat loose in Rigby's and Kel found it crawling around in a woman's hair. He goes to grab it... and reveals she's wearing a wig.
* Happens twice in an episode of ''The Suite Life'' where Mr Mr. Moseby knocks the same woman's wig off by accidentally hitting her with a pillow. She's wearing a different wig the second time and turns around to exclaim "you exclaim, "You again!"
* In ''Series/TheBrothersGarcia'' ''Series/TheBrothersGarcia,'' Lorenna gets to meet her favourite actress actress, but said actress is a complete diva and insults her whole family. Lorenna throws a head of lettuce at the actress and ends up knocking her wig off. The actress's co-star has this to say:



* Happened in an episode of ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' to Kelly, who'd run afoul of a person whose power was to depilitate people around her when she was upset. Kelly had been wearing a hat and a bad wig, which got knocked off.

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* Happened in an episode of ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' to Kelly, who'd run afoul of a person whose power was to depilitate remove the hair of people around her when she was upset. Kelly had been wearing a hat and a bad wig, which got knocked off.



* A variation in an episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' where molecular instability causes Sabrina's ponytail to come off. She explains it away as extensions coming loose.

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* A variation is seen in an episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' where ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch,'' when molecular instability causes Sabrina's ponytail to come off. She explains it away as extensions coming loose.



* Happened to Mary Queen of Scots after her execution when the executioner tried to do the [[DecapitationPresentation Behold The Head Of A Traitor]]. The headsman was left with a handful of wig while Mary's head bounced under the scaffold. A final [[ButtMonkey fuck you from the universe to her]].

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* Happened to Mary Mary, Queen of Scots Scots, after her execution when the executioner tried to do the [[DecapitationPresentation "[[DecapitationPresentation Behold The Head Of A Traitor]].Traitor]]" gesture. The headsman was left with a handful of wig while Mary's head bounced under the scaffold. A final [[ButtMonkey fuck you from the universe to her]].
17th Sep '17 1:46:40 AM Doug86
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* Happens to the school teacher Miss Grundy in ''ComicBook/ArchieComics''.
* The modern {{Comicbook/Batwoman}}, Kate Kane, has short red hair but wears a long red wig to help disguise her identity. At one point the villain Alice tries to grab her ByTheHair and is quite surprised to pull off the wig instead, allowing Kate to escape.

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* Happens to the school teacher Miss Grundy in ''ComicBook/ArchieComics''.
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* The modern {{Comicbook/Batwoman}}, Comicbook/{{Batwoman}}, Kate Kane, has short red hair but wears a long red wig to help disguise her identity. At one point the villain Alice tries to grab her ByTheHair and is quite surprised to pull off the wig instead, allowing Kate to escape.
3rd May '17 1:13:02 PM shooterboss
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* ''VideoGame/OlloInTheSunnyValleyFair'' has a (possibly) male example. Blimpo the Clown is incredibly embarrassed when his wig falls off. Helping him find it is one of the game's objectives.

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9th Mar '17 9:04:08 AM Katsuhagi
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* It's practically a given for almost all of the DragQueen contestants on ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' to employ wigs liberally, but they have a habit of falling off at ''exactly'' the wrong time, especially when two queens have to Lip Sync For Their Lives.
4th Mar '17 6:17:37 PM Katsuhagi
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* The modern {{Comicbook/Batwoman}}, Kate Kane, has short red hair but wears a long red wig to help disguise her identity. At one point the villain Alice tries to grab her ByTheHair and is quite surprised to pull off the wig instead, allowing Kate to escape.
18th Oct '16 9:42:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[ComicBook/DarkVictory Batman: Dark Victory]]'', Sofia Gigante pulls off her wig to embarrass Batman for accusing her, a wheelchair user due to an accident, of aiding a crime. [[spoiler: She doesn't need the wheelchair at all, and the baldness and wheelchair is largely to give her an alibi.]]
* Happens to the school teacher Miss Grundy in ''ComicBook/ArchieComics''.

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* [[spoiler: Rapunzel]] in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' is revealed to be bald when the Gingerbread Man uses her hair as a bungee cord.
* In ''Disney/PocahontasIIJourneyToANewWorld'' ,during the "What A Day In London" musical number, one random woman sings [about Pocahontas] "I wish I had her hair" just as someone behind her with a mop accidentally lifts her wig off.

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* In ''[[ComicBook/DarkVictory Batman: Dark Victory]]'', Sofia Gigante pulls off her wig to embarrass Batman for accusing her, a wheelchair user due to an accident, of aiding a crime. [[spoiler: She doesn't need the wheelchair at all, and the baldness and wheelchair is largely to give her an alibi.]]
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* Happens to the school teacher Miss Grundy in ''ComicBook/ArchieComics''.

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* [[spoiler: Rapunzel]] in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' is revealed to be bald when the Gingerbread Man uses her hair as a bungee cord.
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* In ''Disney/PocahontasIIJourneyToANewWorld'' ,during the "What A Day In London" musical number, one random woman sings [about Pocahontas] "I wish I had her hair" just as someone behind her with a mop accidentally lifts her wig off.



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* Louise in ''Film/HouseArrest'' wears a hairpiece that accidentally gets pulled off by one of the other moms. Her hair isn't that much shorter so she goes without it for the rest of the film.

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* Louise in ''Film/HouseArrest'' wears a hairpiece that accidentally gets pulled off by one of the other moms. Her hair isn't that much shorter so she goes without it for the rest of the film.



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* In ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'', a potential bride for Humperdink visits, bringing along her hugely famous collection of hats. Unfortunately for her, a breeze blows through the castle while she's there, her hat comes off to reveal her (heretofore hidden) baldness, and Humperdink is ready to go to war with her country because of the embarrassment he suffered seeing her.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' refers to an embarrassing incident when he was in primary school and turned his teacher's wig blue by accident.

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* An episode of ''Series/KenanAndKel'' had a rat loose in Rigby's and Kel found it crawling around in a woman's hair. He goes to grab it...and reveals she's wearing a wig.
* Happens twice in an episode of ''The Suite Life'' where Mr Moseby knocks the same woman's wig off by accidentally hitting her with a pillow. She's wearing a different wig the second time and turns around to exclaim "you again!"
* In ''Series/TheBrothersGarcia'' Lorenna gets to meet her favourite actress but said actress is a complete diva and insults her whole family. Lorenna throws a head of lettuce at the actress and ends up knocking her wig off. The actress's co-star has this to say:

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* In ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'', a potential bride for Humperdink visits, bringing along her hugely famous collection of hats. Unfortunately for her, a breeze blows through the castle while she's there, her hat comes off to reveal her (heretofore hidden) baldness, and Humperdink is ready to go to war with her country because of the embarrassment he suffered seeing her.
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' refers to an embarrassing incident when he was in primary school and turned his teacher's wig blue by accident.

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* An episode of ''Series/KenanAndKel'' had a rat loose in Rigby's and Kel found it crawling around in a woman's hair. He goes to grab it...and reveals she's wearing a wig.
wig.
* Happens twice in an episode of ''The Suite Life'' where Mr Moseby knocks the same woman's wig off by accidentally hitting her with a pillow. She's wearing a different wig the second time and turns around to exclaim "you again!"
again!"
* In ''Series/TheBrothersGarcia'' Lorenna gets to meet her favourite actress but said actress is a complete diva and insults her whole family. Lorenna throws a head of lettuce at the actress and ends up knocking her wig off. The actress's co-star has this to say: say:



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* Wrestling/MollyHolly had her head shaved at ''[=WrestleMania=] XX'' and wore a wig for the next several months. There was a RunningGag of her losing matches when the wig would get ripped off, embarrassing her.
* Wrestling/{{Natalya|Neidhart}} and Wrestling/AliciaFox currently seem to love doing this to each other. Alicia first ripped a chunk out of Natalya's weave in a match on ''Raw''. Six months later Nattie returned the favour on ''Superstars'' and she did it again in another match. Alicia got her revenge a few weeks later. In that case the malfunction helped her win the match.

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* Wrestling/MollyHolly had her head shaved at ''[=WrestleMania=] XX'' and wore a wig for the next several months. There was a RunningGag of her losing matches when the wig would get ripped off, embarrassing her.
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* Wrestling/{{Natalya|Neidhart}} and Wrestling/AliciaFox currently seem to love doing this to each other. Alicia first ripped a chunk out of Natalya's weave in a match on ''Raw''. Six months later Nattie returned the favour on ''Superstars'' and she did it again in another match. Alicia got her revenge a few weeks later. In that case the malfunction helped her win the match.

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12th Sep '16 12:29:59 AM TheDarkFather
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* WebAnimation/ADayWithBowserJr: In Two Koopas for a throne (part 3), Ludwig drinks up a magic healing potion despite Kamek's warning of its nasty side-effects if taken in a hurry. The result is a ridiculous new blonde hairstyle.
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8th May '16 10:43:49 PM jormis29
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* In ''Batman: Dark Victory'', Sofia Gigante pulls off her wig to embarrass Batman for accusing her, a wheelchair user due to an accident, of aiding a crime. [[spoiler: She doesn't need the wheelchair at all, and the baldness and wheelchair is largely to give her an alibi.]]
* Happens to the school teacher Miss Grundy in ''Archie Comics''.

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* In ''Batman: ''[[ComicBook/DarkVictory Batman: Dark Victory'', Victory]]'', Sofia Gigante pulls off her wig to embarrass Batman for accusing her, a wheelchair user due to an accident, of aiding a crime. [[spoiler: She doesn't need the wheelchair at all, and the baldness and wheelchair is largely to give her an alibi.]]
* Happens to the school teacher Miss Grundy in ''Archie Comics''.''ComicBook/ArchieComics''.
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