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28th Aug '16 4:20:38 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fits this trope as far as personality goes, but she's more of a Cute Librarian than a hot one. In fanart however, it's quite popular to go this route with her, ''especially'' when she's drawn as a human.

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* Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fits this trope as far as personality goes, but although she's more of a Cute Librarian "cute" than a hot one. "hot/sexy." In fanart fanart, however, it's quite very popular to go this route with her, ''especially'' her--''especially'' when she's drawn being portrayed as a human.
4th Aug '16 6:03:08 PM Seeker718
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* As mentioned in the Theatre section, ''Film/TheMusicMan'' saw Marian this way.
** "I need you badly, badly, Madam Librarian...Marian"
13th Jul '16 4:47:39 AM StFan
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->'''Booth''': All right, what I want you to do is take off your glasses, shake out your hair, and say, "Mr. Booth, do you know what the penalty is for an overdue book?"\\
'''Brennan''': Why?\\
'''Booth''': ...Never mind.
-->-- '''''Series/{{Bones}}''''', "The Passenger in the Oven"

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->'''Booth''': ->'''Booth:''' All right, what I want you to do is take off your glasses, shake out your hair, and say, "Mr. Booth, do you know what the penalty is for an overdue book?"\\
'''Brennan''': '''Brennan:''' Why?\\
'''Booth''': ...'''Booth:''' ...Never mind.
-->-- '''''Series/{{Bones}}''''', ''Series/{{Bones}}'', "The Passenger in the Oven"



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* Jessica, a schoolteacher ''and'' the future [[MrsClaus Mrs. Claus]] from ''SantaClausIsCominToTown'', right down to the LettingHerHairDown and taking off her glasses (the latter of which she does right after meeting [[SantaClaus Kris Kringle]]).

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* Jessica, a schoolteacher ''and'' the future [[MrsClaus Mrs. Claus]] from ''SantaClausIsCominToTown'', ''WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown'', right down to the LettingHerHairDown and taking off her glasses (the latter of which she does right after meeting [[SantaClaus Kris Kringle]]).Kringle]]).
* Silvia Marpole from ''[[WesternAnimation/GoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'' is just like this, seeming to have never got over the end of the 70's and turned to books to compensate. Later in the film, Goofy, who never really noticed the decade was over, manages to convince her into a BeautifulAllAlong moment (with bell bottoms and boobtubes, no less!)
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* Best ''FilmNoir'' example: the rare-books shop girl Marlowe encounters in ''Film/TheBigSleep'', who whips off her glasses, lets her hair down and closes up the shop suggestively (with Marlowe still in it) at the end of her scene.
** Oddly enough, this scene, and the one with the taxi driver offering Marlowe her number, don't happen in the book, where Marlowe's [[ChasteHero ability to control his sexual desires]] is a big part of his character. However, even in the book, Marlowe notes that the bookshop clerk is [[MatzoFever very good-looking for a Jewish girl]], so the trope stands.
*** Marlowe is very much in control in the movie as well; he's just luckier.

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* Best ''FilmNoir'' FilmNoir example: the rare-books shop girl Marlowe encounters in ''Film/TheBigSleep'', who whips off her glasses, lets her hair down and closes up the shop suggestively (with Marlowe still in it) at the end of her scene.
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scene. Oddly enough, this scene, and the one with the taxi driver offering Marlowe her number, don't happen in the book, where Marlowe's [[ChasteHero ability to control his sexual desires]] is a big part of his character. However, even in the book, Marlowe notes that the bookshop clerk is [[MatzoFever very good-looking for a Jewish girl]], so the trope stands.
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stands. Marlowe is very much in control in the movie as well; he's just luckier.



* The Librarian from ''The Station Agent'' definitely quantifies as an HL.
** Finn's friends even [[LampshadeHanging draw attention to it]], telling him to [[{{Meganekko}} buy her glasses]] so they can play Hot Librarian.

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* The Librarian from ''The Station Agent'' definitely quantifies as an HL.
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HL. Finn's friends even [[LampshadeHanging draw attention to it]], telling him to [[{{Meganekko}} buy her glasses]] so they can play Hot Librarian.



* DianeKruger as Dr. Abigail Chase - a historical records agent who works at the National Archives - in ''Film/NationalTreasure''.

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* DianeKruger Creator/DianeKruger as Dr. Abigail Chase - -- a historical records agent who works at the National Archives - -- in ''Film/NationalTreasure''.



* Silvia Marpole from ''[[WesternAnimation/GoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'' is just like this, seeming to have never got over the end of the 70's and turned to books to compensate. Later in the film, Goofy, who never really noticed the decade was over, manages to convince her into a BeautifulAllAlong moment (with bell bottoms and boobtubes, no less!)



* One of the ultimates is Elizabeth Peter's ''JaquelineKirby''. She was a pre-Amelia Peabody Emerson, and though never as popular as that character ended up with probably six or seven excellent third-person mysteries to her name. She is, when she lets herself "unbutton" (i.e. takes off her glasses, lets down her hair, and...well, unbuttons her blouse) a gorgeous redhead who manages to turn men to a weak-kneed jelly and is a remarkably proficient sleuth.

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* One of the ultimates is Elizabeth Peter's ''JaquelineKirby''.''Literature/JaquelineKirby''. She was a pre-Amelia Peabody Emerson, and though never as popular as that character ended up with probably six or seven excellent third-person mysteries to her name. She is, when she lets herself "unbutton" (i.e. takes off her glasses, lets down her hair, and...well, unbuttons her blouse) a gorgeous redhead who manages to turn men to a weak-kneed jelly and is a remarkably proficient sleuth.



* On the Literature/{{Discworld}}, Sacharissa Cripslock (introduced in ''Discworld/TheTruth'') was a prim and severely-dressed young woman who impressed her new boss, newspaper editor William de Worde, as no more than average-looking. However, he eventually realised that she was in fact stunningly beautiful ''if considered over several centuries'' - the equivalent of a Renaissance face, pre-Raphaelite eyes, Classical figure and, for some reason, "good medieval ears". And ''that'' as just her face; her body featured "[[BuxomIsBetter a well crafted supply of other features that never go out of fashion at all]]", and for some reason she seemed to think that wearing extremely plain dresses would ''downplay'' this fact.
* In the WildCards series, Jennifer Malloy, also known as the elite thief Wraith, almost qualifies. She's a very attractive blond, a librarian in the New York Public Library's rare books collection, dresses down and puts her hair up as a librarian (as Wraith she wears a [[{{Stripperiffic}} black string bikini, a mask and ballet slippers]])... but I don't think she wears glasses.

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* On the Literature/{{Discworld}}, Sacharissa Cripslock (introduced in ''Discworld/TheTruth'') was is a prim and severely-dressed young woman who impressed impresses her new boss, newspaper editor William de Worde, as no more than average-looking. However, he eventually realised realizes that she was is in fact stunningly beautiful ''if considered over several centuries'' - -- the equivalent of a Renaissance face, pre-Raphaelite eyes, Classical figure and, for some reason, "good medieval ears". And ''that'' as just her face; her body featured "[[BuxomIsBetter a well crafted supply of other features that never go out of fashion at all]]", and for some reason she seemed to think that wearing extremely plain dresses would ''downplay'' this fact.
* In the WildCards ''Literature/WildCards'' series, Jennifer Malloy, also known as the elite thief Wraith, almost qualifies. She's a very attractive blond, a librarian in the New York Public Library's rare books collection, dresses down and puts her hair up as a librarian (as Wraith she wears a [[{{Stripperiffic}} black string bikini, a mask and ballet slippers]])... but I don't think she wears glasses.



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** Maria from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'' is also a "cute librarian". Her original role in the [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries first game]] was that she used to hang around the local church, however as ''Magical Melody'' lacks a church for plot related reasons she was [[CompositeCharacter mixed]] with Mary (who is her granddaughter). Like Mary, she isn' designed particularly sexy but is still an attractive woman and a bachelorette option.

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** Maria from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'' is also a "cute librarian". Her original role in the [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon1 first game]] was that she used to hang around the local church, however as ''Magical Melody'' lacks a church for plot related reasons she was [[CompositeCharacter mixed]] with Mary (who is her granddaughter). Like Mary, she isn' designed particularly sexy but is still an attractive woman and a bachelorette option.



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26th Jun '16 2:53:00 PM nombretomado
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* TheDresdenFiles book ''Dead Beat'' has Sheila, an assistant in a bookshop (close enough to a librarian,) who is first described as having [[PrimAndProperBun a bun held in place by pencils]], [[{{Meganekko}} glasses]], a [[SweaterGirl quite well-filled sweater]], "[[GirlNextDoor a heart-shaped face that was more attractive than beautiful]]" and a [[CuteBookworm smudge of ink on her chin and hand]], which sounds like a textbook case. [[spoiler: The discovery that she is actually a form taken by the FallenAngel Lasciel makes this an InvokedTrope, probably taken directly from PopCulturedBadass Harry's familiarity with it]].

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* TheDresdenFiles Literature/TheDresdenFiles book ''Dead Beat'' ''Literature/DeadBeat'' has Sheila, an assistant in a bookshop (close enough to a librarian,) who is first described as having [[PrimAndProperBun a bun held in place by pencils]], [[{{Meganekko}} glasses]], a [[SweaterGirl quite well-filled sweater]], "[[GirlNextDoor a heart-shaped face that was more attractive than beautiful]]" and a [[CuteBookworm smudge of ink on her chin and hand]], which sounds like a textbook case. [[spoiler: The discovery that she is actually a form taken by the FallenAngel Lasciel makes this an InvokedTrope, probably taken directly from PopCulturedBadass Harry's familiarity with it]].
21st Jun '16 3:21:29 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': Sarah Sharp, the village librarian in "The Silent Land". She deliberately dresses to invoke this trope because she knows the effect it has on one particular man who is obsessed with her.
13th Jun '16 8:05:50 PM Pichu-kun
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* [[Anime/ReadOrDie Yomiko Readman]] is a fusion of this and CuteBookworm.

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* [[Anime/ReadOrDie ''Anime/ReadOrDie'': Yomiko Readman]] Readman is a fusion of this and CuteBookworm.



* Diana Prince in ''WonderWoman'', whose unbuttoning is part of her transformation into the titular character.
* Similarly, Barbara Gordon, secretly the first Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} in the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics and the ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV show. Even as the wheelchair-bound computer hacker Oracle, she's drawn as hot with glasses, simply proving that NerdsAreSexy.
** Bonus points for being an actual librarian back when she was Batgirl.

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* Diana Prince in ''WonderWoman'', ''Franchise/WonderWoman'', whose unbuttoning is part of her transformation into the titular character.
* Similarly, Barbara Gordon, secretly the first Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} in the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics and the ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV show. Even as the wheelchair-bound computer hacker Oracle, she's drawn as hot with glasses, simply proving that NerdsAreSexy.
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NerdsAreSexy. Bonus points for being an actual librarian back when she was Batgirl.



* Silvia Marpole from ''[[WesternAnimation/GoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'' is just like this, seeming to have never got over the end of the 70's and turned to books to compensate. Later in the film, Goofy, who never really noticed the decade was over, manages to convince her into a BeautifulAllAlong moment (with bell bottoms and boobtubes, no less!)



* Subverted with Kitty on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'': after GOB tells her to take off her glasses and let her hair down, he shrieks at her ugliness/crosseyedness and requests she undoes them. Later, he tries various combinations of these, to no avail.
** Of course, all efforts to make her look ugly aside, Creator/JudyGreer, who plays Kitty, is actually very attractive.

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* Subverted with Kitty on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'': after GOB tells her to take off her glasses and let her hair down, he shrieks at her ugliness/crosseyedness and requests she undoes them. Later, he tries various combinations of these, to no avail.
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avail. Of course, all efforts to make her look ugly aside, Creator/JudyGreer, who plays Kitty, is actually very attractive.



* Wesley from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has the prim, stuck up, sexually awkward look down to a T.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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Wesley from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has the prim, stuck up, sexually awkward look down to a T.



** "Yeah, and then she's gonna need a little penicillin!"



* In ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'', the team need to get hold of some jeans from a long ago homicide to exonerate the man jailed for it. When denied access to them by a bureaucratic officer, Jane Rizzoli (who is supposed to be on medical leave) borrows some of Maura's clothes and turns up at the department dressed like this, complete with hair in a bun, glasses on a chain and highly open blouse. Maura thinks she looks like a SexyStewardess and tells her to lose the scarf... She then proceeds to retrieve the jeans off-screen by charming the officer; in the squad room, she says that the officer has a calendar of hot women in glasses and last month's was the librarian, before letting her hair down and chewing on the glasses.
** At home later, her mother thinks she looks like a flight attendant too.

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* In ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'', the team need to get hold of some jeans from a long ago homicide to exonerate the man jailed for it. When denied access to them by a bureaucratic officer, Jane Rizzoli (who is supposed to be on medical leave) borrows some of Maura's clothes and turns up at the department dressed like this, complete with hair in a bun, glasses on a chain and highly open blouse. Maura thinks she looks like a SexyStewardess and tells her to lose the scarf... She then proceeds to retrieve the jeans off-screen by charming the officer; in the squad room, she says that the officer has a calendar of hot women in glasses and last month's was the librarian, before letting her hair down and chewing on the glasses.
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glasses. At home later, her mother thinks she looks like a flight attendant too.






* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'':
** Mary from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' and ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature'' is the local lbrarian and is marriageable. She is a CuteBookworm with glasses who also writes books in her spare time. Aside from the protagonist, Harris and Gray find her attractive and can marry her.
** Maria from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'' is also a "cute librarian". Her original role in the [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries first game]] was that she used to hang around the local church, however as ''Magical Melody'' lacks a church for plot related reasons she was [[CompositeCharacter mixed]] with Mary (who is her granddaughter). Like Mary, she isn' designed particularly sexy but is still an attractive woman and a bachelorette option.



* Silvia Marpole from ''[[AGoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'' is just like this, seeming to have never got over the end of the 70's and turned to books to compensate. Later in the film, Goofy, who never really noticed the decade was over, manages to convince her into a BeautifulAllAlong moment (with bell bottoms and boobtubes, no less!)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has an episode in which Marge and Lisa go to see the movie ''Tango de la Muerte'', in which an aspiring champion dancer rejects all other partners to prefer a librarian "who's only read books on dancing". The dancer then takes her in his arms and spins her around a couple of times, prompting her glasses to fall off, her hair to come undone, and the top button of her blouse to pop off, ''precisely in that order''.

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* Silvia Marpole from ''[[AGoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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is just like this, seeming to have never got over the end of the 70's and turned to books to compensate. Later in the film, Goofy, who never really noticed the decade was over, manages to convince her into a BeautifulAllAlong moment (with bell bottoms and boobtubes, no less!)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has
an episode in which Marge and Lisa go to see the movie ''Tango de la Muerte'', in which an aspiring champion dancer rejects all other partners to prefer a librarian "who's only read books on dancing". The dancer then takes her in his arms and spins her around a couple of times, prompting her glasses to fall off, her hair to come undone, and the top button of her blouse to pop off, ''precisely in that order''.
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* Maudette from the ''Series/{{Psych}}'' episode ''[[Series/TwinPeaks Dual Spires]]'', certainly in the eyes of the much younger [[MayDecemberRomance Randy Jackson]].
8th May '16 9:23:39 PM nombretomado
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* Jill Taylor in ''HomeImprovement''. In one episode, she and her husband debate whether she can succeed in a job interview without being good-looking. She puts her hair up in a bun and goes for the "librarian look" and Tim admits that he's more attracted to her than ever.

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* Jill Taylor in ''HomeImprovement''.''Series/HomeImprovement''. In one episode, she and her husband debate whether she can succeed in a job interview without being good-looking. She puts her hair up in a bun and goes for the "librarian look" and Tim admits that he's more attracted to her than ever.



* An episode, "Page Turner" of ''{{CSINY}}'' featured a fairly attractive librarian. She was, however, "hot" for another reason - [[spoiler: she'd been murdered with radioactive Thallium 201]].

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* An episode, "Page Turner" of ''{{CSINY}}'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' featured a fairly attractive librarian. She was, however, "hot" for another reason - [[spoiler: she'd been murdered with radioactive Thallium 201]].
29th Mar '16 5:19:08 AM Chabal2
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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/LePetitSpirou'': The school librarian is a hideous old crone, [[AbhorrentAdmirer hopelessly in love]] with the equally repulsive gym teacher Mr. Mégot. Somehow, the hunky shop teacher is insanely in love with her, but she refuses his advances.
--> '''Shop Teacher: (begging on his knees)''' Aphrodite, looks aren't everything! Only the depths of my feelings count!\\
'''Librarian: (not even loooking at him as she spies on Mégot)''' Cease harassing me, you libidinous dandy! My heart is set on another!
8th Mar '16 5:05:27 PM R1ck
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A very attractive but prim and prudish woman, who would be gorgeous if she would just [[TheGlassesGottaGo take off the glasses]] ([[{{Meganekko}} or not]]), [[LettingHerHairDown let down her hair]], and unbutton her top button (or not, even without blueshifting). However, they tend to prefer more intellectual pursuits. Sometime during the course of the season, the character will be forced to do all of these things to solve some sort of problem involving a lecherous man, but will always manage to escape the situation without sex.

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A very attractive but prim and prudish woman, who would be gorgeous if she would just [[TheGlassesGottaGo take off the glasses]] ([[{{Meganekko}} or not]]), [[LettingHerHairDown let down her hair]], and unbutton her top button (or not, even without blueshifting).button. However, they tend to prefer more intellectual pursuits. Sometime during the course of the season, the character will be forced to do all of these things to solve some sort of problem involving a lecherous man, but will always manage to escape the situation without sex.
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