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    Or in any other TV appearance Steve makes while in the Partridge character?

    If you look at Coogan's real hairline, it's just the same as Partridge's. Why then don a wig that really does look like a wig? Why not just have his natural hair cut and styled like Partridge's, and at night when not on set he could have just slicked his hair back.

    Or could it be Partridge is supposed to be wearing a bad Terry Wogan like 'wig'? I can't see that as the Partridge wig Coogan wears has a good hairline and is thick. Doesn't look at all like a combover.

    If you have the answers, please lettuce know. Cheers.

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    Senior Member Country: Europe Heinrich's Avatar
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    Wigs are funny.

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    Senior Member Country: UK Windyridge's Avatar
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    Because it gives Alan Partridge a stupid hairstyle which goes with his personality. Steve Coogan's hair couldn't be teased into such a daft style.

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    If I remember correctly, Coogan wore a rug in Saxondale series 1 but his own hair in series 2. He looked funnier in series 1, like an ageing roadie stuck in the 70's/80's but too modern and normal in series 2.

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    Hi,
    I am inclined to agree with Windyridge. I took it that it was part of the character that Coogan was portraying.

    Alan French.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windyridge View Post
    Because it gives Alan Partridge a stupid hairstyle which goes with his personality. Steve Coogan's hair couldn't be teased into such a daft style.
    Hmm, I think it could.

    I don't accept that.

    But I do agree with you, that Coogan is trying to make Partridge look as idiotic as he sounds. I'm just not convinced a real head of hair cannot be styled like that.

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    Senior Member Country: Spain Rowdon's Avatar
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    I guess the idea is that you look at the Alan Partridge character and think "Is that a wig?", which is what you'd do in 'real life'. The easiest way to make it look as if he's wearing a wig is to give him a wig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowdon View Post
    I guess the idea is that you look at the Alan Partridge character and think "Is that a wig?", which is what you'd do in 'real life'. The easiest way to make it look as if he's wearing a wig is to give him a wig.
    So, it's MEANT to be a wig. Oh well if that's the case. then I understand now.

    Thanks.

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