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  Ivory toupee  
First appearance: "Advanced Gay" — Owned by: Cornelius Hawthorne, Jeff WingerUsed by: Cornelius Hawthorne, Troy Barnes
Purpose: to insure true follicular purity— Made by: using ivory

Ordinary toupee hair is harvested from the Godless Orientals. Solid ivory is the only way to be insured of true follicular purity while still identifying myself as a man of means.
Cornelius Hawthorne

The back of the toupee
The back of the toupee
The Ivory toupee is a hairpiece first worn by Pierce's father Cornelius Hawthorne. Normally a toupee is supposed to blend realistically with a persons remaing hair to conceal the baldness. In Cornelius' case he wanted everyone to know what he was wearing and chose a hairpiece that was garishly obvious. He took great pride in the fact that it was made without any ethnic contributions and more importantly that it showed off how rich he was. The hairpiece's first appearance was in the Season Three episode "Advanced Gay".


In the study group's third year together at Greendale, Pierce's father Cornelius Hawthorne came to school intent on stopping his sons plans to market Hawthorne Wipes to the Gay community. His racist attitude coupled with his ridiculous appearance immediately made a bad impression when the study group met him. Dressed in a white suit and wearing an ivory toupee on his head, he was mocked by Jeff. Cornelius proudly explained that he wore the item not just to cover his head but as a symbol of his racial and financial superiority. Later, Jeff accidentally caused Cornelius to have a heart attack in the school health center which led to the elder Hawthorne's death. At his funeral, Pierce gave Jeff the toupee explaining that the terms of his father's will clearly states whoever killed him got to have it ("Advanced Gay").

Jeff is given the toupee
The toupee is given to Cornelius' killer.
The Ivory toupee was last seen several months later. It was being worn by Troy who somehow came into possession of it. Troy wore it on his head incorrectly after an all night play session he and Abed had in the Dreamatorium ("Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts").

Troy wearing the ivory toupee
Troy wearing the ivory toupee

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