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* Ardelia Mapp: Clarice's roommate at the FBI Academy in ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''

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* Ardelia Mapp: Clarice's roommate at the FBI Academy in ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''
12th Mar '18 4:25:57 PM Stephanie11
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* Yolanda the house keeper from''Series/YoungAndHungry''. She is a large, black woman with a large amount of sass.
11th Mar '18 5:42:28 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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''Man:''' ''[backpedaling]'' THERE'S ONE RULE!

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''Man:''' '''Man:''' ''[backpedaling]'' THERE'S ONE RULE!
11th Mar '18 5:42:28 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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28th Jan '18 8:20:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Sophia from ''TheColorPurple''. She even has a song titled "Hell No!"

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* Sophia from ''TheColorPurple''.''Literature/TheColorPurple''. She even has a song titled "Hell No!"
20th Jan '18 6:29:16 AM StFan
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-->'''Man:''' No calling... no waiting...? THERE'S NO RULES! (starts taking off shirt)
-->'''Offscreen Sassy Black Woman:''' Put your shirt back on!
-->''Man:''' (backpedaling) THERE'S ONE RULE!

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-->'''Man:''' No calling... no waiting...? THERE'S NO RULES! (starts ''[starts taking off shirt)
-->'''Offscreen
shirt]''\\
'''Offscreen
Sassy Black Woman:''' Put your shirt back on!
-->''Man:''' (backpedaling)
on!\\
''Man:''' ''[backpedaling]''
THERE'S ONE RULE!



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* [[ComicBook/SuicideSquad Amanda Waller]]
-->'''Amanda Waller:''' ''([[CrazyAwesome While threatening murderous convicts to back down]])'' I am fat, black, and menopausal. You do NOT want to mess with me!
* One of ComicBook/BlackPanther's Dora Milaje (personal bodyguards) was a Sassy Black Woman, introduced giving [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]] a CharacterFilibuster about social injustice.
* T'Challa's sister Shuri, and current Black Panther.
* ComicBook/{{Vixen}}, even on her worst days is a sassy, level headed woman. Which led to interesting verbal conflicts with Amanda Waller, noted above, when they bickered at the time Vixen served in her ComicBook/SuicideSquad.

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* [[ComicBook/SuicideSquad Amanda Waller]]
''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'': ComicBook/AmandaWaller.
-->'''Amanda Waller:''' ''([[CrazyAwesome ''[[[CrazyAwesome While threatening murderous convicts to back down]])'' down]]]'' I am fat, black, and menopausal. You do NOT want to mess with me!
* ComicBook/{{Vixen}}, even on her worst days is a sassy, level-headed woman. Which led to interesting verbal conflicts with Amanda Waller, noted above, when they bickered at the time Vixen served in her Suicide Squad.
* ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'':
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One of ComicBook/BlackPanther's Black Panther's Dora Milaje (personal bodyguards) was a Sassy Black Woman, introduced giving [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]] a CharacterFilibuster about social injustice.
* ** T'Challa's sister Shuri, and current Black Panther.
* ComicBook/{{Vixen}}, even on her worst days is a sassy, level headed woman. Which led to interesting verbal conflicts with Amanda Waller, noted above, when they bickered at the time Vixen served in her ComicBook/SuicideSquad.
Panther.



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* [[TheVoice Honey]], Frozone's wife from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.
* Big Mama was an owl version of this in ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''. It helps that she was voiced by Pearl Bailey.
* The Muses in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' fit this trope: especially Thalia, the short comic relief.
* Rita the Afghan hound from ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''.
* The female cop from ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman''. [[BlackAndNerdy Salma]] could count too, but her sassiness mostly comes from her InsufferableGenius tendencies.
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* Any role played by Mo'nique. (Except in ''[[Literature/{{Push}} [=Precious=]]]'', in which she won an Oscar for playing one [[PlayingAgainstType VERY SCARY]] EvilMatriarch.)

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* Any role played by Mo'nique. (Except in ''[[Literature/{{Push}} [=Precious=]]]'', Precious]]'', in which she won an Oscar for playing one [[PlayingAgainstType VERY SCARY]] EvilMatriarch.)



* Inverted in the start of ''Film/LastHoliday.'' Georgia Byrd is shy and timid, and it's her petite (white) friend, Rochelle, that is constantly trying to push her out of her shell with antics like yelling her crush's name across the department store. Once Georgia's CharacterDevelopment kicks in, though, this trope is in full swing.

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* Inverted in the start of ''Film/LastHoliday.'' ''Film/LastHoliday''. Georgia Byrd is shy and timid, and it's her petite (white) friend, Rochelle, that is constantly trying to push her out of her shell with antics like yelling her crush's name across the department store. Once Georgia's CharacterDevelopment kicks in, though, this trope is in full swing.



* As has ''SetItOff'' (Including Latifah again).

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* As has ''SetItOff'' (Including ''Film/SetItOff'' (including Latifah again).



* Effie White in ''{{Theatre/Dreamgirls}}''

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* Effie White in ''{{Theatre/Dreamgirls}}''''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}''



* [[TheVoice Honey]], Frozone's wife from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.



* Jesus's girlfriend Chita in ''NextDayAir'' is this trope crossed with SpicyLatina.

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* Jesus's girlfriend Chita in ''NextDayAir'' ''Film/NextDayAir'' is this trope crossed with SpicyLatina.



* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'': The trailers suggest Patty Tolan (played by comedian Leslie Jones) is one of these. This didn't go down too well - the UnfortunateImplications of having the three white actors play highly qualified scientists and making the sole black character this lazy stereotype caused a backlash before the film was even released. Thankfully, it turned out to be an example of NeverTrustATrailer. Patty isn't much snarkier than the other characters, and her encyclopedic knowledge of New York landmarks is invaluable when ghosts are running around, allowing her to become the Ghostbusters' resident HauntedHouseHistorian.

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* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'': The trailers suggest Patty Tolan (played by comedian Leslie Jones) is one of these. This didn't go down too well - -- the UnfortunateImplications of having the three white actors play highly qualified scientists and making the sole black character this lazy stereotype caused a backlash before the film was even released. Thankfully, it turned out to be an example of NeverTrustATrailer. Patty isn't much snarkier than the other characters, and her encyclopedic knowledge of New York landmarks is invaluable when ghosts are running around, allowing her to become the Ghostbusters' resident HauntedHouseHistorian.



* Nurse Laverne Roberts of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. (mmmmmmmhmm!)
** Invoked and discussed in "My Best Friend's Mistake" when [[SpicyLatina Carla]] and Laverne lecture J.D. on why he is not allowed to give attitude.

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* Nurse Laverne Roberts of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. (mmmmmmmhmm!)
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(mmmmmmmhmm!) Invoked and discussed in "My Best Friend's Mistake" when [[SpicyLatina Carla]] and Laverne lecture J.D. on why he is not allowed to give attitude.



--> '''Dean:''' Shirley. The voice. Can you make it more...I thought it would be more sssss...what's another word that means more "happy threatening?"
--> '''Shirley:''' The word he's looking for is "sassy." He better pray he don't find it."
** Honestly, while she does have her moments of sassiness, mostly in the [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness beginning of the first season]], she's usually non-confrontational/passive aggressive. Her defining traits are that of a StepfordSmiler with a HairTriggerTemper.

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--> '''Dean:''' -->'''Dean:''' Shirley. The voice. Can you make it more... I thought it would be more sssss...sssss... what's another word that means more "happy threatening?"
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threatening?"\\
'''Shirley:''' The word he's looking for is "sassy." He better pray he don't find it."
** :: Honestly, while she does have her moments of sassiness, mostly in the [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness beginning of the first season]], she's usually non-confrontational/passive aggressive. Her defining traits are that of a StepfordSmiler with a HairTriggerTemper.



* Aunt Viv on ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', although more [[TheOtherDarrin when she was played by]] Janet Hubert-Whitten than when she was played by Daphne Maxwell Reid. Never as much as her sister Helen, played by Jenifer Lewis:
-->'''Aunt Janice:''' ''(about her white fiance)'' I guess I was hoping...no one would notice?\\

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* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'':
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Aunt Viv on ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', Viv, although more [[TheOtherDarrin when she was played by]] Janet Hubert-Whitten than when she was played by Daphne Maxwell Reid. Reid.
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Never as much as her sister Helen, played by Jenifer Lewis:
-->'''Aunt --->'''Aunt Janice:''' ''(about ''[about her white fiance)'' fiancé]'' I guess I was hoping...no one hoping... no-one would notice?\\



* Roz of Series/NightCourt partially subverted this, being, basically the [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Woman]]. She was more of a DeadpanSnarker, but could be quite sensitive and shy compared to Cloudcuckoolander Bull.

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* Roz of Series/NightCourt ''Series/NightCourt'' partially subverted this, being, basically the [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Woman]]. She was more of a DeadpanSnarker, but could be quite sensitive and shy compared to Cloudcuckoolander Bull.



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* Bloody Mary from ''Theatre/SouthPacific'' is an example of this trope before it became popular. She speaks in YouNoTakeCandle, but she's very ''spunky''!
** The character is ''supposed '' to be Polynesian rather than "black", but the role is often given to an African-American actress because in the US at least those are easier to come by.
* Queenie from ''Theatre/ShowBoat'', originally portrayed in blackface.
* Maria from ''PorgyAndBess''.
* ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'' has three of them, Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon, who serve as the show's GreekChorus.
* Sophia from ''TheColorPurple''. She even has a song titled "Hell No!"
* Sister Chantelle from ''Theatre/BareAPopOpera'' The Virgin Mary who is also portrayed by her is played as this as well.
* In ''Theatre/ShrekTheMusical'', Dragon's singing voice often sounds like one.
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* Bloody Mary from ''Theatre/SouthPacific'' is an example of this trope before it became popular. She speaks in YouNoTakeCandle, but she's very ''spunky''!
** The character is ''supposed '' to be Polynesian rather than "black", but the role is often given to an African-American actress because in the US at least those are easier to come by.
* Queenie from ''Theatre/ShowBoat'', originally portrayed in blackface.
* Maria from ''PorgyAndBess''.
* ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'' has three of them, Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon, who serve as the show's GreekChorus.
* Sophia from ''TheColorPurple''. She even has a song titled "Hell No!"
* Sister Chantelle from ''Theatre/BareAPopOpera'' The Virgin Mary who is also portrayed by her is played as this as well.
* In ''Theatre/ShrekTheMusical'', Dragon's singing voice often sounds like one.
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* Bloody Mary from ''Theatre/SouthPacific'' is an example of this trope before it became popular. She speaks in YouNoTakeCandle, but she's very ''spunky''! The character is ''supposed'' to be Polynesian rather than "black", but the role is often given to an African-American actress because in the US at least those are easier to come by.
* Queenie from ''Theatre/ShowBoat'', originally portrayed in blackface.
* Maria from ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess''.
* ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'' has three of them, Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon, who serve as the show's GreekChorus.
* Sophia from ''TheColorPurple''. She even has a song titled "Hell No!"
* Sister Chantelle from ''Theatre/BareAPopOpera'' The Virgin Mary who is also portrayed by her is played as this as well.
* In ''Theatre/ShrekTheMusical'', Dragon's singing voice often sounds like one.
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* ''ToejamAndEarl III'' features Latisha, who's a Sassy... Blue Alien, which is close enough, since she's from a planet whose [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is Funk/Hip-Hop culture.

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* ''ToejamAndEarl ''VideoGame/ToejamAndEarl III'' features Latisha, who's a Sassy... Blue Alien, which is close enough, since she's from a planet whose [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is Funk/Hip-Hop culture.



* Taye and her sister Li'l T from VideoGame/DanceCentral and its sequels.

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* Taye and her sister Li'l T from VideoGame/DanceCentral ''VideoGame/DanceCentral'' and its sequels.



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* Tigerlily Jones in ''Webocmic/SkinHorse''. "When she goes into the truck, she's in Institute Grey. We let her out, she's Film/FoxyBrown. We have no idea how."
* Lenora of ''Webcomic/BlackAdventures'' managed to ''scold a [[OlympusMons legendary Pokémon]]'' into a HeelFaceTurn.
* Mammy Serol of ''Webcomic/EndOfInfinity''.

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* Tigerlily Jones in ''Webocmic/SkinHorse''. "When she goes into the truck, she's in Institute Grey. We let her out, she's Film/FoxyBrown. We have no idea how."
* Lenora of ''Webcomic/BlackAdventures'' managed to ''scold a [[OlympusMons legendary Pokémon]]'' into a HeelFaceTurn.
* Mammy Serol of ''Webcomic/EndOfInfinity''.
''Machinima/KeishaFabo'': Keisha Fabo and Breadquanda are incredibly sassy.



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* Tigerlily Jones in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse''. "When she goes into the truck, she's in Institute Grey. We let her out, she's Film/FoxyBrown. We have no idea how."
* Lenora of ''Webcomic/BlackAdventures'' managed to ''scold a [[OlympusMons legendary Pokémon]]'' into a HeelFaceTurn.
* Mammy Serol of ''Webcomic/EndOfInfinity''.
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* Chaka of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, who fits the positive example described above to a "T". And her mother. And her grandmother.
* ''WebAnimation/KeishaFabo''.

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* Chaka of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', who fits the positive example described above to a "T". And her mother. And her grandmother.
* ''WebAnimation/KeishaFabo''.
grandmother.



-->'''Roger:''' What's goin' on? I can't hardly see! Hey Easter Island, move your fat head!

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-->'''Roger:''' --->'''Roger:''' What's goin' on? I can't hardly see! Hey Easter Island, move your fat head!



* {{Lampshaded}} in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Terry's best friend Max gets kidnapped by Kobra (No not that [[Franchise/GIJoe Cobra]]). And Terry, in camouflage, overhears Max's kidnappers:

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* {{Lampshaded}} in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Terry's best friend Max gets kidnapped by Kobra (No (no, not that [[Franchise/GIJoe Cobra]]). And Terry, in camouflage, overhears Max's kidnappers:



* Boondocks has covered this one with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z7Vp-GZK1Q "Crazy Bitch"]]

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* Boondocks ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' has covered this one with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z7Vp-GZK1Q "Crazy Bitch"]]



* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Numbuh 5 and her big sister, [[TheDanza Cree]]. [[TalkingtoHimself Both are voiced by]] Creator/CreeSummer.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Numbuh 5 Five and her big sister, [[TheDanza Cree]]. [[TalkingtoHimself Both are voiced by]] Creator/CreeSummer.



* Loretta Brown, Cleveland's deceased ex-wife on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Also used for comedic effect in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=PmEvxswn4IY some]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AajslFuPro of their]] [[CutawayGag one-shot bits]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymCoiZS0HLA Peter even got into it at one point]].
** Especially towards the end of her run on the show, Loretta often came across as more "bitchy" or "surly" than "sassy". Donna (Tubbs) Brown, Cleveland's new wife on ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', is a considerably better fit. (Donna's daughter Roberta also fits the trope sometimes, but not always.) Donna [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] her behaviour, explaining that the circumstances of her life made this an inevitability.
* Big Mama was an owl version of this in ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''. It helps that she was voiced by Pearl Bailey.
* The Muses in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' fit this trope: especially Thalia, the short comic relief.

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* Loretta Brown, Cleveland's deceased ex-wife on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Also used for comedic effect in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=PmEvxswn4IY some]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AajslFuPro of their]] [[CutawayGag one-shot bits]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymCoiZS0HLA Peter even got into it at one point]].
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point]]. Especially towards the end of her run on the show, Loretta often came across as more "bitchy" or "surly" than "sassy". Donna (Tubbs) Brown, Cleveland's new wife on ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', is a considerably better fit. (Donna's daughter Roberta also fits the trope sometimes, but not always.) Donna [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] her behaviour, explaining that the circumstances of her life made this an inevitability.
* Big Mama was an owl version of this in ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''. It helps that she was voiced by Pearl Bailey.
* The Muses in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' fit this trope: especially Thalia, the short comic relief.
inevitability.



* Rita the Afghan hound from ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''.
* The female cop from ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman''. [[BlackAndNerdy Salma]] could count too, but her sassiness mostly comes from her InsufferableGenius tendencies.



* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' gives us Chloe, Sabrina's BlackBestFriend. DependingOnTheWriter she'll either be more level-headed than Sabrina or NotSoAboveItAll. When she's angry, the sass comes out full force - particularly when a spell causes Sabrina to have BrutalHonesty.
--> "Crummy? Big butt? Uh-uh! Might I suggest when you get home that you take a looooong nap, grumpy!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' gives us Chloe, Sabrina's BlackBestFriend. DependingOnTheWriter she'll either be more level-headed than Sabrina or NotSoAboveItAll. When she's angry, the sass comes out full force - -- particularly when a spell causes Sabrina to have BrutalHonesty.
--> "Crummy? -->'''Chloe:''' Crummy? Big butt? Uh-uh! Might I suggest when you get home that you take a looooong nap, grumpy!"grumpy!



* Leshawna on ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland''. Her label is the "Sister with 'Tude". Her first appearance is a great example of the trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
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Leshawna on ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland''. Her label is the "Sister with 'Tude". Her first appearance is a great example of the trope.
29th Dec '17 10:13:01 AM lakingsif
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* Tasha Mack on ''Series/TheGame''. In a rare display on this trope, she's repeatedly called out and mocked for her behavior. Though everyone who does is only doing it in jest, there is at least one example of her sassyness causing her multi-episode relationship to fall out. Tasha Mack is easisly the most negative version of this trope there is. Not only is she loud, she's also negative, jeolous, profane, ignorant, racist, over bearing, and generally a [=Bitch=], as stated above.

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* Tasha Mack on ''Series/TheGame''.''Series/TheGame2006''. In a rare display on this trope, she's repeatedly called out and mocked for her behavior. Though everyone who does is only doing it in jest, there is at least one example of her sassyness causing her multi-episode relationship to fall out. Tasha Mack is easisly the most negative version of this trope there is. Not only is she loud, she's also negative, jeolous, profane, ignorant, racist, over bearing, and generally a [=Bitch=], as stated above.
18th Dec '17 12:59:58 AM K-someone
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* ''Action Girlz Racing'' has one, called Latisha. [[VineSauce "Move ovah, sista"]], indeed.

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* ''Action Girlz Racing'' has one, called Latisha. [[VineSauce [[WebVideo/VineSauce "Move ovah, sista"]], indeed.
10th Dec '17 4:52:51 PM nombretomado
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* The impound lot attendant in ''DudeWheresMyCar''.

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* The impound lot attendant in ''DudeWheresMyCar''.''Film/DudeWheresMyCar''.
23rd Nov '17 2:06:19 AM CaptainTedium
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%%* Aka Pella from ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}!''

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%%* * Aka Pella from ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}!''''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' is younger than most examples, but she still has a tendency to make snippy remarks.


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* Jamal's little sister Polly in the ''Jamal the Funny Frog'' shorts from ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' may be a tadpole, but she definitely isn't above cracking wise to her older brother. She was also voiced by the black television host Kiki Shepard.
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