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26th Sep '16 11:19:02 AM rafi
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* [[PosthumousCharacter Keifer Porter]] of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'': One of his wives says she's known dogs who were smarter. He was also [[HotGuysAreBastards very beautiful and cruel]]. His sisters, also blond, are much smarter. Cullen Moorland is an aversion. While a bit on the {{keet}} side, which is understandable in a 15-year-old boy, he's of at least average intelligence and can be rather crafty at evading rules and escorts when he wishes.

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* [[PosthumousCharacter Keifer Porter]] of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'': One of his wives says she's known dogs who were smarter. He was also [[HotGuysAreBastards [[BeautyIsBad very beautiful and cruel]]. His sisters, also blond, are much smarter. Cullen Moorland is an aversion. While a bit on the {{keet}} side, which is understandable in a 15-year-old boy, he's of at least average intelligence and can be rather crafty at evading rules and escorts when he wishes.
18th Sep '16 1:29:17 PM nombretomado
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* TheForties and TheFifties saw an explosion of popularity in this trope with numerous [[BrainlessBeauty pretty but dim]] blonde heroines including ''ComicBook/{{Suzie}}'' and Melody (''ComicBook/JosieAndThePussyCats'') from ArchieComics, ''My Girl Pearl'' from MarvelComics and Owen Fitzgerald's airheaded creation [[MeaningfulName Moronica]] who appeared in comics like ''Starlet O'Hara'' and ''ComicBook/DizzyDames''.
** This originally included Betty Coopers from the main ArchieComics, but with the rise of modern feminism, the writers took advantage of that to make her more distinctive from Veronica as a self-confident [[OnlySaneMan voice of common sense]] WrenchWench among a myriad of other talents.

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* TheForties and TheFifties saw an explosion of popularity in this trope with numerous [[BrainlessBeauty pretty but dim]] blonde heroines including ''ComicBook/{{Suzie}}'' and Melody (''ComicBook/JosieAndThePussyCats'') from ArchieComics, Franchise/ArchieComics, ''My Girl Pearl'' from MarvelComics and Owen Fitzgerald's airheaded creation [[MeaningfulName Moronica]] who appeared in comics like ''Starlet O'Hara'' and ''ComicBook/DizzyDames''.
** This originally included Betty Coopers from the main ArchieComics, Franchise/ArchieComics, but with the rise of modern feminism, the writers took advantage of that to make her more distinctive from Veronica as a self-confident [[OnlySaneMan voice of common sense]] WrenchWench among a myriad of other talents.
14th Sep '16 6:50:22 PM gewunomox
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* ''Series/ICarly'': The portrayal of BritneySpears expy Ginger Fox throughout ''iFix a Popstar'':

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* ''Series/ICarly'': The portrayal of BritneySpears Music/BritneySpears expy Ginger Fox throughout ''iFix a Popstar'':
23rd Aug '16 8:34:53 PM CorahsUncle
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-->Matrix: ''Omigod! The gizmo! [[BuffySpeak It found... whatever!]] I just threw away my only chance of ever getting off this world!''

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-->Matrix: -->'''Matrix:''' ''Omigod! The gizmo! [[BuffySpeak It found... whatever!]] I just threw away my only chance of ever getting off this world!''



** Most of Creator/AnnaFaris' roles, most recently ''Observe and Report'', probably fall under this. At last count, she has played a dumb blonde in at least seven movies (three of them as the lead character) and a recurring dumb blonde on ''{{Friends}}''. Faris doesn't ''only'' play ditzy blondes but she has a reasonable claim to be the (living) actress who most embodies this trope in her roles.

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** Most of Creator/AnnaFaris' roles, most recently ''Observe and Report'', probably fall under this. At last count, she has played a dumb blonde in at least seven movies (three of them as the lead character) and a recurring dumb blonde on ''{{Friends}}''.''Series/{{Friends}}''. Faris doesn't ''only'' play ditzy blondes but she has a reasonable claim to be the (living) actress who most embodies this trope in her roles.



* JayneMansfield was also extremely smart (she was a talented amateur violinist with an estimated IQ in the 160s) and got stuck with this in her roles.

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* JayneMansfield Creator/JayneMansfield was also extremely smart (she was a talented amateur violinist with an estimated IQ in the 160s) and got stuck with this in her roles.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rNfZxgkH7k "Cause I'm a Blond"]] from ''Film/EarthGirlsAreEasy'' sums up the the stereotype quite nicely.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rNfZxgkH7k "Cause I'm a Blond"]] from ''Film/EarthGirlsAreEasy'' sums up the the stereotype quite nicely.



* Many of Sarah Jessica Parker's roles before ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' consisted of playing airheaded blondes, including [=SanDeE* =] in ''Film/LAStory'', Sarah in ''Film/HocusPocus'', Natalie in ''Film/MarsAttacks'', and Shelly in ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub (an especially bad example as her character was an accountant and surely had to have finished college and a Master's degree in order to achieve this).
** In her review of ''HocusPocus'', WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick asks why she [[TypeCasting always gets the role]] of the "hot airhead".

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* Many of Sarah Jessica Parker's roles before ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' consisted of playing airheaded blondes, including [=SanDeE* =] in ''Film/LAStory'', Sarah in ''Film/HocusPocus'', Natalie in ''Film/MarsAttacks'', and Shelly in ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub'' (an especially bad example as her character was an accountant and surely had to have finished college and a Master's master's degree in order to achieve this).
** In her review of ''HocusPocus'', ''Hocus Pocus'', WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick asks why she Parker [[TypeCasting always gets the role]] of the "hot airhead".



* Tatum Riley from the 1996 film ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'' falls into this category, [[spoiler:especially during her death scene]] - the prime example of this being that, [[spoiler:when confronted with the garage door as her only means of escape, she chooses to try and squeeze through the small pet-flap instead of simply lift the door and run away. And to top it all off, she doesn't even call for help until she's already trapped, with the garage door taking her upwards, moments from death]]!

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* Tatum Riley from the 1996 film ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'' falls into this category, [[spoiler:especially during her death scene]] - the prime example of this being that, [[spoiler:when confronted with the garage door as her only means of escape, she chooses to try and to squeeze through the small pet-flap instead of simply lift the door and run away. And to top it all off, she doesn't even call for help until she's already trapped, with the garage door taking her upwards, moments from death]]!



* Inverted in [[Film/SiebenZwerge 7 Zwerge]]. Since the Queen is blonde while her enemy, Snow White, is black haired, she insists on everyone telling jokes about dumb black haired women.

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* Inverted in [[Film/SiebenZwerge ''[[Film/SiebenZwerge 7 Zwerge]]. Zwerge]]''. Since the Queen is blonde while her enemy, Snow White, is black haired, she insists on everyone telling jokes about dumb black haired black-haired women.



* Played with in the spoof ''Film/LoadedWeapon1''. Destiny Demeanor, Creator/KathyIreland's character, is a gorgeous blonde, comically LiteralMinded and, when the hero blow in one of her ears the breeze snuffs out a lit candle beside her opposite ear but at the same time she's actually one of the saner, more GenreSavvy people in the film.

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* Played with in the spoof ''Film/LoadedWeapon1''. Destiny Demeanor, Creator/KathyIreland's character, is a gorgeous blonde, comically LiteralMinded and, when the hero blow blows in one of her ears ears, the breeze snuffs out a lit candle beside her opposite ear but at the same time she's actually one of the saner, more GenreSavvy people in the film.



* [[PosthumousCharacter Keifer Porter]] of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''; one of his wives says she's known dogs who were smarter. He was also [[HotGuysAreBastards very beautiful and cruel]]. His sisters, also blond, are much smarter. Cullen Moorland is an aversion. While a bit on the {{keet}} side, which is understandable in a fifteen-year-old boy, he's of at least average intelligence and can be rather crafty at evading rules and escorts when he wishes.

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* [[PosthumousCharacter Keifer Porter]] of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''; one ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'': One of his wives says she's known dogs who were smarter. He was also [[HotGuysAreBastards very beautiful and cruel]]. His sisters, also blond, are much smarter. Cullen Moorland is an aversion. While a bit on the {{keet}} side, which is understandable in a fifteen-year-old 15-year-old boy, he's of at least average intelligence and can be rather crafty at evading rules and escorts when he wishes.



* There are lots of [[DeadGuyOnDisplay heads on spikes]] who can vouch that [[TheDreaded Tywin]] [[ASongOfIceAndFire Lannister]] is a ''major'' aversion. His son Tyrion averts it in a major way as well.
** His twins Jamie and Cersei ... well, I guess ''someone'' has to perpetuate the stereotype. It later turns out that Jamie is smarter than he appears to be at first; Cersei, not so much.

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* There are lots of [[DeadGuyOnDisplay heads on spikes]] who can vouch that [[TheDreaded Tywin]] [[ASongOfIceAndFire [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Lannister]] is a ''major'' aversion. His son Tyrion averts it in a major way as well.
** His twins twins, Jamie and Cersei ... well, I guess ''someone'' has to perpetuate the stereotype. It later turns out that Jamie is smarter than he appears to be at first; Cersei, not so much.
23rd Aug '16 8:18:17 PM TheWanderer
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* In the ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip ''The Start of Darkness'', when Xykon throws Lirian to the brain-eating zombies, he says that, being a blonde, she might not have brains enough for them.

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* In the ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip ''The Start of Darkness'', when Xykon throws Lirian to the brain-eating zombies, he says that, being a blonde, [[YourBrainWontBeMuchOfAMeal she might not have brains enough for them.them]].
31st Jul '16 10:17:57 AM nombretomado
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* DCComics example: Dumb Bunny of the ''Inferior Five'' is typical, but with superhuman strength.

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* DCComics Creator/DCComics example: Dumb Bunny of the ''Inferior Five'' is typical, but with superhuman strength.
23rd Jul '16 12:44:21 PM nombretomado
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** Taken to new heights in Season 16, with [[BigBrother Jordan Lloyd]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww Caite Upton]].

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** Taken to new heights in Season 16, with [[BigBrother [[Series/BigBrother Jordan Lloyd]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww Caite Upton]].
15th Jul '16 1:02:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted in an early ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' arc. A blonde schoolgirl complains about all these "blonde jokes" to her (also blonde) friend and wishes that the non-blondes would be the stupid ones. She says this within earshot of a genie who's currently unable to ''not'' grant any wishes she hears. Ironically, this happens just as Anne (the RedheadedHero) has found a way to stop the mayhem...which she promptly forgets. Even further, Robin wishes to gain powers like Anne has to fix things, except her powers require she be a girl, also making ''him/her'' become a bimbo. Jason saves the day by wishing specifically to become a blonde.

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* Inverted in an early ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' arc. A blonde schoolgirl complains about all these "blonde jokes" to her (also blonde) friend and wishes that the non-blondes would be the stupid ones. She says this within earshot of a genie who's currently unable to ''not'' grant any wishes she hears. Ironically, this happens just as Anne (the RedheadedHero) redhead) has found a way to stop the mayhem...which she promptly forgets. Even further, Robin wishes to gain powers like Anne has to fix things, except her powers require she be a girl, also making ''him/her'' become a bimbo. Jason saves the day by wishing specifically to become a blonde.
3rd Jul '16 9:59:13 AM toongrrl1990
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** It's very startling given that all the other blonds of the show: Account Man and Writer Ken Cosgrove, Witty yet shallow former model and Anthropology major Betty Draper Francis, the smartass yet sensitive Sally Draper, calm and efficient Faye Miller, and the wise and loving Anna Draper and her priggish sister and free-spirited niece all show to be just as, or even more intelligent than the non-blonds on the show.

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** It's very startling given that all the other blonds of the show: Account Man and Writer Ken Cosgrove, Witty yet shallow former model and Anthropology major Betty Draper Francis, the smartass yet sensitive Sally Draper, calm and efficient Faye Miller, and the wise and loving Anna Draper and her priggish sister and free-spirited niece all show to be just as, or even more intelligent than the non-blonds on the show. In fact, Brunette Janie Sterling lacks common sense.
3rd Jul '16 9:57:06 AM toongrrl1990
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** It's very startling given that all the other blonds of the show: Account Man and Writer Ken Cosgrove, Witty yet shallow former model and Anthropology major Betty Draper Francis, the smartass yet sensitive Sally Draper, calm and efficient Faye Miller, and the wise and loving Anna Draper and her priggish sister and free-spirited niece all show to be just as, or even more intelligent than the non-blonds on the show.
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