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19th Sep '17 3:48:17 PM bfunc
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-->'''Fake Lisa:''' "I'm Lisa Peppy, blonde and stunning. Sophomore prom queen five years running. Go Lisa!"

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-->'''Fake Lisa:''' "I'm Lisa Lisa! Peppy, blonde and stunning. Sophomore prom queen five years running. Go Lisa!"
19th Sep '17 2:58:32 PM bfunc
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* Toyed with in ''Series/{{House}}''.
** House tells Cameron that he hired her because she was pretty, not because she was "the best" ... for example, she graduated ''near'' the top of her class, but not ''at'' the top of her class. House figured that, because she was pretty enough to get by on her looks but chose to study ''anyway'', she was probably worth hiring.
** House meets a doctor when he's looking to replace his fellows and, in flirting with her, offers her a [[DoubleEntendre position on his staff]]. One episode later, it's revealed that she took him at his word and shows up at Princeton-Plainsboro having left her former job. This being TV, most characters are at worst HollywoodHomely, but she's remarkably good-looking in that several characters remark on how good-looking she is. It's heavily implied that she's been getting by on her looks, because House is repeatedly DistractedByTheSexy and doesn't realize her ideas are nonsensical until it's pointed out by someone else. Eventually he starts having Taub or one of the others repeat her statements to him so that he can judge them outside the context of her physical appearance, and winds up firing her by the end of the episode.
13th Jul '17 7:09:51 AM RossN
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** The [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 reboot]] of the Archie titles pushed Melody away from this trope and more into a GeniusDitz who happens to be ravishingly beautiful. A more straightforward example of this trope in the modern comics is Cheryl Blossom. She isn't as cartoonishly stupid as Melody or Suzie where but she frequently comes across as an airhead who's convinced she's brilliant, from her inability to recall the names of Archie's friends even while trying to ''bribe'' them ('Jug Handle', 'Betsy') to her attempts at staging a rescue to impress others ([[BadBadActing "wake up man, whose name I don't know!"]].) In #17 Veronica has to point out to her that [[spoiler: her father's company being bought out by Hiram Lodge doesn't actually make the Blossoms poor.]]
13th Jul '17 6:41:12 AM babil
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* Briefly, Krillin from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' had a girlfriend named Maron. She was one of the prettiest characters ever introduced, but also truly, unfathomably stupid. Bulma's mom Mrs. Briefs is pretty, but she's a ditz.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** Bulma's mom Mrs. Briefs is pretty, but she's a ditz.
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Briefly, Krillin from in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' had a girlfriend named Maron. She was one of the prettiest characters ever introduced, but also truly, unfathomably stupid. Bulma's mom Mrs. Briefs is pretty, but she's a ditz.



* George's mother in ''Manga/ParadiseKiss''.

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* %%* George's mother in ''Manga/ParadiseKiss''.



* Franchise/ArchieComics

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* Franchise/ArchieComics''Franchise/ArchieComics'':
13th Jul '17 6:26:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'': Piper clearly isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but she's overtly the FairCop on the team who provides most of the {{Fanservice}}.
12th Jul '17 12:23:15 PM Dravencour
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* Briefly, Krillin from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' had a girlfriend named Maron. She was one of the prettiest characters ever introduced, but also truly, unfathomably stupid. Bulma's mom Mrs. Brief is pretty, but she is ditzy.

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* Briefly, Krillin from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' had a girlfriend named Maron. She was one of the prettiest characters ever introduced, but also truly, unfathomably stupid. Bulma's mom Mrs. Brief Briefs is pretty, but she is ditzy.she's a ditz.
10th Jun '17 10:31:29 PM Discar
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'' parodies/deconstructs this concept in the episode [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic Regional Holiday Music]] with Annie attempting to seduce Jeff to [[AssimilationPlot convince him to join the Glee club]] for the Christmas pagent. Jeff points out just how creepy the idea really is.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'' ''Series/{{Community}}''
** The show
parodies/deconstructs this concept in the episode [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic Regional Holiday Music]] with Annie attempting to seduce Jeff to [[AssimilationPlot convince him to join the Glee club]] for the Christmas pagent. Jeff points out just how creepy the idea really is.



--->'''Jeff:''' Look, eventually you hit a point of diminishing returns on the sexiness.
--->'''Annie:''' What's a deminiminmeghh?
** Considering that the entire episode is an extended {{Take That}} to ''Series/{{Glee}}'', the scene could arguably be interpreted as a criticism of [[TheDitz Brittany's]] character in particular. She started out as vaguely ditzy, progressed to [[CloudCuckooLander amusingly airheaded]], and quickly crossed the line into being [[ManChild so childish]] that she could never possibly function in the real world. This doesn't preclude the series from portraying her in a very sexualized manner, which leads into mass {{Unfortunate Implications}}.

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--->'''Jeff:''' Look, eventually you hit a point of diminishing returns on the sexiness.
--->'''Annie:'''
sexiness.\\
'''Annie:'''
What's a deminiminmeghh?
** Considering that the entire episode is an extended {{Take That}} TakeThat to ''Series/{{Glee}}'', the scene could arguably be interpreted as a criticism of [[TheDitz Brittany's]] character in particular. She started out as vaguely ditzy, progressed to [[CloudCuckooLander amusingly airheaded]], and quickly crossed the line into being [[ManChild so childish]] that she could never possibly function in the real world. This doesn't preclude the series from portraying her in a very sexualized manner, which leads into mass {{Unfortunate Implications}}.
18th May '17 8:36:00 AM TheBigBopper
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The Brainless Beauty can be either male or female. Female examples (who are usually also TheChick) tend to be classic [[DumbBlonde blonde idiots]]; male examples are tall and [[DumbMuscle muscular]] or more rarely [[PrettyBoy pretty boys]]. Neither [[ChickMagnet has much difficulty]] [[HelloNurse getting the attention of the opposite sex]]. The Brainless Beauty is rarely the hero; they tend to be {{foil}}s for more intelligent (though less successful romantically) characters. Some are sympathetic good-natured dullards, others are presented as annoying obstacles for our heroes. Either way expect a smart but [[HollywoodHomely plain]] character to be left fuming at the unfairness of it all.

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The Brainless Beauty can be either male or female. Female examples (who are usually also TheChick) tend to be classic [[DumbBlonde blonde idiots]]; male examples are tall and [[DumbMuscle muscular]] {{Hunk}}s or more rarely [[PrettyBoy pretty boys]]. Neither [[ChickMagnet has much difficulty]] [[HelloNurse getting the attention of the opposite sex]]. The Brainless Beauty is rarely the hero; they tend to be {{foil}}s for more intelligent (though less successful romantically) characters. Some are sympathetic good-natured dullards, others are presented as annoying obstacles for our heroes. Either way expect a smart but [[HollywoodHomely plain]] character to be left fuming at the unfairness of it all.
7th May '17 6:47:38 AM rafi
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* Leni Loud from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse''. Despite being the second oldest Loud sibling, she is the dumbest; she often takes things [[LiteralMinded too literally]].

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* Leni Loud from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse''. Despite being the second oldest Loud sibling, she is the dumbest; she often takes things [[LiteralMinded too literally]]. On the other hand, she is also one of beauty and nice characters in the show.
7th May '17 6:16:04 AM Zeiram1990
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* Ty Lee from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' although she also gets by on her super fighting skills. She's always happy, pink and perky, flirting successfully with everyone. However, she is shown to have some HiddenDepths; she purposely does everything to get noticed after being [[FreudianExcuse ignored in her childhood]] and it appears that her overly cheerful demeanor is to avoid being hurt by [[ManipulativeBastard Azula]]. In the end [[spoiler: she is shown to be a loyal brainless beauty who sacrifices herself to save her friend Mai.]]

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* Ty Lee from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' although she also gets by on her super fighting skills. She's always happy, pink and perky, flirting successfully with everyone. However, she is shown to have some HiddenDepths; she purposely does everything to get noticed after being [[FreudianExcuse ignored in her childhood]] and it appears that her overly cheerful demeanor is to avoid being hurt by [[ManipulativeBastard Azula]].Azula. In the end [[spoiler: she is shown to be a loyal brainless beauty who sacrifices herself to save her friend Mai.]]
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