History Main / BlindWithOutEm

17th Apr '17 6:06:28 AM ANTMuddle
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TruthInTelevision, but much less hilarious.

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TruthInTelevision, but much less hilarious.
with wildly varied degrees of hilarity, if any.
3rd Apr '17 4:51:53 AM Doug86
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* Pe Lanza, vocalist and bassist of Brazilian rock band {{Music/Restart}} (although he assumed that he has contacts on during the concerts as a homage to {{Superman}}).

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* Pe Lanza, vocalist and bassist of Brazilian rock band {{Music/Restart}} Music/{{Restart}} (although he assumed that he has contacts on during the concerts as a homage to {{Superman}}).Franchise/{{Superman}}).
3rd Apr '17 2:47:24 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* Sheriff Albert Earp in ''Carry On Cowboy'' -- although he is not really much better with them on.

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* Sheriff Albert Earp in ''Carry On Cowboy'' ''Film/CarryOnCowboy'' -- although he is not really much better with them on.



* Donald Sutherland's character in ''Film/SpaceCowboys'' says he only needs glasses for a few things, like "reading, driving, seeing movies, walking..." He nonetheless passes the NASA eyesight test by memorizing the letters: "I may be blind, but I have a perfect memory!"
* In a reversal, although not really a subversion, in ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'', Alfred Hitchcock wanted the actress who played Miriam to wear glasses with thick lenses so he could show [[spoiler:her murder]] reflected in them, and to make her resemble another character. The actress, Casey Rogers (billed as Laura Elliott), didn't need glasses, and couldn't see at all with the costume glasses on. She wears the thick lenses for close-up and medium scenes, and plain lenses for long shots, but there are still several scenes where she has to depend on other people to make sure she doesn't trip or stumble when she's wearing the glasses. In the scenes where Miriam goes to the amusement park with two men, she is holding both their arms most of the time because she can't see where she is going.

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* Donald Sutherland's Creator/DonaldSutherland's character in ''Film/SpaceCowboys'' says he only needs glasses for a few things, like "reading, driving, seeing movies, walking..." He nonetheless passes the NASA eyesight test by memorizing the letters: "I may be blind, but I have a perfect memory!"
* In a reversal, although not really a subversion, in ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'', Alfred Hitchcock Creator/AlfredHitchcock wanted the actress who played Miriam to wear glasses with thick lenses so he could show [[spoiler:her murder]] reflected in them, and to make her resemble another character. The actress, Casey Rogers (billed as Laura Elliott), didn't need glasses, and couldn't see at all with the costume glasses on. She wears the thick lenses for close-up and medium scenes, and plain lenses for long shots, but there are still several scenes where she has to depend on other people to make sure she doesn't trip or stumble when she's wearing the glasses. In the scenes where Miriam goes to the amusement park with two men, she is holding both their arms most of the time because she can't see where she is going.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' exception: The Fifth and Tenth Doctors both have only minor vision problems. David Tennant admitted in an interview that he had the Doctor wear glasses to give children with glasses a hero. In the crossover short "Time Crash", the 10th Doctor explicitly states that neither he nor the 5th Doctor need glasses to correct their vision -- [[PurelyAestheticGlasses they only wear them to look clever]]. The 1st Doctor occasionally did wear proper glasses to improve his ailing vision.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' exception: The Fifth and Tenth Doctors both have only minor vision problems. David Tennant Creator/DavidTennant admitted in an interview that he had the Doctor wear glasses to give children with glasses a hero. In the crossover short "Time Crash", "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash Time Crash]]", the 10th Tenth Doctor explicitly states that neither he nor the 5th Fifth Doctor need glasses to correct their vision -- [[PurelyAestheticGlasses they only wear them to look clever]]. The 1st First Doctor occasionally did wear proper glasses to improve his ailing vision.



* {{Subverted}} on ''Series/DueSouth''. Detective Kowalski appears to be moderately nearsighted. He can read, write, drive his [[CoolCar Pontiac GTO]] without apparant difficulty, and otherwise function as a normal human being without his glasses. However, were he to attempt to shoot the broadside of a barn without his Birth Control Glasses, the safest place to be standing would be directly in between [[FanNickname RayK]] and the barn. With his glasses on, he's an expert marksman. Of course, he never actually ''wears'' the glasses because he looks like a dork with them. And because they're so bulky, they're always getting stuck in the liner of his jacket when he actually needs to put them on during a gunfight. When [[LampshadeHanging asked why he doesn't wear contacts]], he claims that they're [[{{irony}} too much fuss]].

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* {{Subverted}} on ''Series/DueSouth''. Detective Kowalski appears to be moderately nearsighted. He can read, write, drive his [[CoolCar Pontiac GTO]] without apparant apparent difficulty, and otherwise function as a normal human being without his glasses. However, were he to attempt to shoot the broadside of a barn without his Birth Control Glasses, the safest place to be standing would be directly in between [[FanNickname RayK]] and the barn. With his glasses on, he's an expert marksman. Of course, he never actually ''wears'' the glasses because he looks like a dork with them. And because they're so bulky, they're always getting stuck in the liner of his jacket when he actually needs to put them on during a gunfight. When [[LampshadeHanging asked why he doesn't wear contacts]], he claims that they're [[{{irony}} too much fuss]].



** Averted in an episode where Troy [=McClure=] is pulled over for reckless driving. His license requires him to wear glasses, but they make him look like a nerd, so we usually never see him with any.

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** Averted in an episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E19AFishCalledSelma A Fish Called Selma]]" where Troy [=McClure=] is pulled over for reckless driving. His license requires him to wear glasses, but they make him look like a nerd, so we usually never see him with any.



* According to {{Music/George Harrison}}, {{Music/John Lennon}} was "blind as a bat" without his glasses.
* Andy Fletcher of {{Music/Depeche Mode}} is also very nearsighted without his glasses and there are even stories that Martin Gore used to hide or snatch Fletcher's glasses away from him, evidently as a practical joke, and causing him to trip in the studio and even on stage.

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* According to {{Music/George Harrison}}, {{Music/John Lennon}} Music/GeorgeHarrison, Music/JohnLennon was "blind as a bat" without his glasses.
* Andy Fletcher of {{Music/Depeche Mode}} Music/DepecheMode is also very nearsighted without his glasses and there are even stories that Martin Gore used to hide or snatch Fletcher's glasses away from him, evidently as a practical joke, and causing him to trip in the studio and even on stage.



* Katy Manning (Jo Grant in ''Series/DoctorWho'') wore thick glasses when off camera. On camera, she was prone to crashing into the scenery or other actors. You know how the Doctor always takes his companion by the hand and runs with her? It started with Jo Grant, because Jon Pertwee needed to guide his essentially blind co-star.

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* Katy Manning Creator/KatyManning (Jo Grant in ''Series/DoctorWho'') wore thick glasses when off camera. On camera, she was prone to crashing into the scenery or other actors. You know how the Doctor always takes his companion by the hand and runs with her? It started with Jo Grant, because Jon Pertwee needed to guide his essentially blind co-star.
28th Mar '17 5:03:58 PM TheCuza
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** In ''Trials and Tribulations'', [[spoiler: Godot is literally blind without his [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual visor]].]]

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** In ''Trials and Tribulations'', [[spoiler: Godot is literally totally blind without his [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual visor]].]]visor]], [[spoiler:and even with it, he still can't see red against a white background]].
19th Mar '17 6:09:24 AM RodimusPhil
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***Averted in the comics, however. In an early issue, Flash knocks Peter's glasses off, and Peter admits to having never needed them, that Aunt May got them for him because she was worried he'd hurt his eyes from reading too much.
19th Mar '17 1:44:49 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/GarbagePailKidsCartoon'' episode "Mona Loser" had the Garbage Pail Kids discover that the Mona Loser painting was frowning and going back in time to try and fix this phenomenon. Back in 16th century Italy, they discover that the portrait's painter Leonardo da Squinty was fired by Mona Loser's husband because he was near-sighted and was therefore unable to paint properly. Elliot Mess solves the problem by inventing Leonardo a pair of glasses.
7th Mar '17 7:50:41 PM Scraggle
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': With his advanced age, Leland Owlsley's eyesight isn't the best, which is why he always is shown wearing a pair of glasses.



* ''Series/Daredevil2015''
** With his advanced age, Leland Owlsley's eyesight isn't the best, which is why he always is shown wearing a pair of glasses.
** James Wesley is always shown sporting a pair of glasses.
2nd Mar '17 7:38:14 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015''
**With his advanced age, Leland Owlsley's eyesight isn't the best, which is why he always is shown wearing a pair of glasses.
**James Wesley is always shown sporting a pair of glasses.
28th Feb '17 11:47:45 AM StFan
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%%* ''Manga/IchinenseiNiNacchattara'': Yume, the MadScientist.
31st Jan '17 2:21:06 AM TrueBlue170
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* According to Creator/SeanAstin and Billy Boyd in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u05hcDVKSIk this]] behind the scenes video from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', Creator/ElijahWood can't actually see without corrective lenses in spite of having those [[WhatBeautifulEyes huge, beautiful blue eyes]]. They both point out the {{Irony}} of this.
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