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21st May '16 10:49:04 PM kazokuhouou
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** Sailor Venus is this more in the anime than manga. In the manga, while she is terrible at school work, she is very knowledgeable about other topics and is usually the one that solves the problems the other girls create.

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** Sailor Venus is this more in the anime than manga. In the manga, while she is terrible at school work, she is very knowledgeable about other topics and is usually the one that solves the problems the other girls create. Though in the early days of ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'', she played this a little straighter.
21st May '16 4:39:09 PM Wyldchyld
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The {{stereotyp|e}}ical assumption that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blondes are dumb]]. Perhaps no more than a {{Foil}} to the BrainyBrunette, but can also appear as TheFool, TheDitz, or even the BrainlessBeauty. Extreme cases can make her the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. Her character is otherwise flexible; the DumbBlonde ranges from a LoveFreak, to a [[HairOfGoldHeartofGold sweet, wholesome blonde]] whose [[BookDumb lack of interest in education]] only shows she is [[DumbIsGood more concerned about people]], to [[BlondesAreEvil a vacuous, mean-spirited]] [[AlphaBitch and often lazy bimbo]], to TheVamp.

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The {{stereotyp|e}}ical assumption that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blondes are dumb]]. Perhaps no more than a {{Foil}} to the BrainyBrunette, but can also appear as TheFool, TheDitz, or even the BrainlessBeauty. Extreme cases can make her the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. Her character is otherwise flexible; the DumbBlonde ranges from a LoveFreak, to a [[HairOfGoldHeartofGold sweet, wholesome blonde]] whose [[BookDumb lack of interest in education]] only shows she is [[DumbIsGood more concerned about people]], to [[BlondesAreEvil a vacuous, mean-spirited]] [[AlphaBitch vacuous, mean-spirited and often lazy bimbo]], to TheVamp.



* Terri on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', as well as her sister Kendra. The other main blond characters, Sue and Quinn, meanwhile, have fairly normal intelligences. However, all of them follow BlondesAreEvil [[GreyAndGreyMorality to various degrees]]

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* Terri on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', as well as her sister Kendra. The other main blond characters, Sue and Quinn, meanwhile, have fairly normal intelligences. However, all of them follow BlondesAreEvil [[GreyAndGreyMorality to various degrees]]



* Holly from both the movie and musical versions of ''TheWeddingSinger'' is both slutty and slightly dim, if sympathetic. However, in the original movie, Julia herself was intelligent in contrast to Robbie's stupid brunet ex, Linda. The musical reverses Julia's and Linda's hair colors, with Julia a BrainyBrunette[=/=]GirlNextDoor type and Linda an even bigger Dumb Blonde than Holly, and dabbling into BlondesAreEvil.

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* Holly from both the movie and musical versions of ''TheWeddingSinger'' is both slutty and slightly dim, if sympathetic. However, in the original movie, Julia herself was intelligent in contrast to Robbie's stupid brunet ex, Linda. The musical reverses Julia's and Linda's hair colors, with Julia a BrainyBrunette[=/=]GirlNextDoor type and Linda an even bigger Dumb Blonde than Holly, and dabbling into BlondesAreEvil.Holly.
18th May '16 1:09:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the novel ''Film/TheGodfather'', Carlo Rizzi is a blond, blue-eyed Northern Italian (though he has brown hair in the film), and it is implied that his being a blond is connected with his less-than-stellar intellect.

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* In the novel ''Film/TheGodfather'', ''Literature/TheGodfather'', Carlo Rizzi is a blond, blue-eyed Northern Italian (though he has brown hair in the film), and it is implied that his being a blond is connected with his less-than-stellar intellect.



* Inverted in the ''{{ColSec Trilogy}}'': the one blond female character is Samella, who's TheSmartGirl, an [[TheEmpath empath]], a WrenchWench, and described as unremarkable in appearance [[WhenSheSmiles unless she's in an optimistic mood]].

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* Inverted in the ''{{ColSec ''Literature/{{ColSec Trilogy}}'': the one blond female character is Samella, who's TheSmartGirl, an [[TheEmpath empath]], a WrenchWench, and described as unremarkable in appearance [[WhenSheSmiles unless she's in an optimistic mood]].
11th May '16 3:34:12 AM ajbit26
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** Justified as Buffy is more StreetSmart than Book Smart



** Anne wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer in her early years.

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** Anne Anya wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer in her early years.
3rd May '16 9:19:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Cindy Campbell in the latter ''ScaryMovie'' films; she is just as dim in the first two films, but was originally a brunette.

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* Cindy Campbell in the latter ''ScaryMovie'' ''Film/ScaryMovie'' films; she is just as dim in the first two films, but was originally a brunette.
27th Apr '16 9:37:00 AM H2SO4
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* In ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', this trope was deliberately subverted as Ashley Tisdale was asked to dye her natural brown hair blonde so they could provide an inversion of the Dumb Blonde, Smart Asian stereotypes. As such, [[AsianAirhead London]] embodies every characteristic of the dumb blonde apart from the actual hair color while Maddie is a good student, very logical, and has the most common sense out of all the characters. One episode featured an alternate reality where things in the hotel were swapped around with Maddie being the heiress and London being the candy counter girl. Here, the trope was played straight with Maddie.

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* In ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', this trope was deliberately subverted as Ashley Tisdale was asked to dye her natural brown hair blonde so they could provide an inversion of the Dumb Blonde, Smart Asian stereotypes. As such, [[AsianAirhead London]] embodies every characteristic of the dumb blonde apart from the actual hair color while Maddie is a good student, very logical, and has the most common sense out of all the characters. One episode featured an alternate reality where things in the hotel were swapped around with Maddie being the heiress and London being the candy counter girl. Here, the trope was played straight with Maddie.Maddie, so much that she made Zack and Cody's London a genius.
2nd Apr '16 5:13:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Flesh and Thundergirl from ''Series/AllThat'', later ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'', and then ''ActionLeagueNow!''.

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* The Flesh and Thundergirl from ''Series/AllThat'', later ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'', and then ''ActionLeagueNow!''.''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow!''.
30th Mar '16 5:10:21 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Judy Holliday frequently played this type.

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* Judy Holliday frequently played this type. Two great examples are ''Theatre/BornYesterday'', and ''Film/ItShouldHappenToYou''.
26th Mar '16 11:16:56 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* The Pretty Princess from Perrault's ''Riquet of the Tuft'' is often represented in illustrations as a blonde. She's sweet and kind but ''very'' dumb, and [[HeroicSelfDeprecation quite aware of it.]]



* Charlotte La Bouff from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''. None too bright and easy to fool; when hiring Tiana, she hands her a wad of cash.

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* Charlotte La Bouff from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''. None She's very sweet and kinf, but on the other hand she's not too bright and easy to fool; when hiring Tiana, she hands her a wad of cash.
18th Mar '16 5:20:59 PM ironicusername
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* Francine Smith from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. Well, shes not as much dumb as she is incredibly dull and boring.

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* Francine Smith from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. Well, shes not as much dumb as she is incredibly dull eccentric and boring.playful.
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