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SCORECARD
Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
May 30, 1983
OUR CUP RUNNETH UNDER
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May 30, 1983

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The spectacle of the grinning King (shown at left during a rehearsal of the impending deforestation) apparently being unburdened of his trademark coif was greeted by gasps from the studio audience and, according to a publicist for the network, an "incredible" reaction from at-home viewers. But when King arrived in Vegas for the Holmes-Witherspoon and Dokes-Weaver fights with his "do" miraculously restored to its full electro-frizzed glory, the secret was out: What Piscopo had actually clipped was an uncannily realistic wig. That may not be, as Piscopo melodramatically likes to put it, "the big story." But it's the whole, now-it-can-be-told—and utterly unshorn—story.

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