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21st Feb '17 12:16:45 PM VampireBuddha
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* Referenced in ''Film/{{Hidden Figures}}'': When Jim Johnson expresses surprise that women work at NASA, Katherine Goble (who does wear glasses) goes on a rant, culminating in this memorable put-down:
--> So yes, they let women "do some things" at NASA, and it's not because we wear skirts, it's because we wear glasses!
12th Jan '17 8:26:15 PM Lloigor
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* While not as smart as Reed Richards or Charles Xavier, {{Spider Man}} himself has above-average intelligence and originally wore glasses in his civilian identity as Peter Parker, before they were broken in an altercation with Flash Thomson. DependingOnTheWriter and the continuity, he either never truly needed them to begin with (the glasses having a weak prescription that he wore due to his aunt's concern over eyestrain due to him reading so much) or his vision was corrected by the spider-bite that gave him his powers.

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* While not as smart as Reed Richards or Charles Xavier, {{Spider Man}} himself has above-average intelligence and originally wore glasses in his civilian identity as Peter Parker, before they were broken in an altercation with Flash Thomson.Thompson. DependingOnTheWriter and the continuity, he either never truly needed them to begin with (the glasses having a weak prescription that he wore due to his aunt's concern over eyestrain due to him reading so much) or his vision was corrected by the spider-bite that gave him his powers.
14th Dec '16 9:29:34 PM JohnnyLurg
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* George Costanza from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' claims in the episode "The Cafe" that he is not intelligent and that people only think he is, presumably due to his glasses.



** Homer Simpson attempts to exploit this trope when get first finds abandoned glasses in a bathroom. He recites a version of the Pythagorean theorem when he looks in the mirror.

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** Homer Simpson attempts to exploit this trope when get first finds abandoned glasses in a bathroom. He recites a version of the Pythagorean theorem (quoted verbatim from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'') when he looks in the mirror.mirror but it backfires when someone points out his version is incorrect.
10th Nov '16 6:51:35 AM Lullabee
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* The dictionary website [[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ The Free Dictionary]] has a logo featuring a pair of glasses, because dictionaries are smart or something like that.
19th Sep '16 7:48:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Invoked}} on ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', when Rocko's idol (a professional Jackhammer-er) says he wears contacts while on the job, but prefers glasses when off because they make him look like an intellectual. Cue a FanGirl approaching and asking him questions about FriedrichNietzsche. Heffer then claims he needs glasses because he doesn't know who Nietzsche is.

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* {{Invoked}} on ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', when Rocko's idol (a professional Jackhammer-er) says he wears contacts while on the job, but prefers glasses when off because they make him look like an intellectual. Cue a FanGirl approaching and asking him questions about FriedrichNietzsche.Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. Heffer then claims he needs glasses because he doesn't know who Nietzsche is.
4th Sep '16 7:30:20 AM bleach246
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** In the direct SequelSeries InnocentS Fate is now shown wearing glasses as well, most likely to emphasise the slight TimeSkip between series.
4th Sep '16 7:18:27 AM annette12
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* Averted spectacularly with Peter Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', who many viewers forget or don't realize wears glasses due to this trope. Meg Griffin, Mort, Muriel and Neil Goldman all wear glasses and are stereotypically nerdy (especially in the Goldmans' case), but not necessarily more intelligent than the other characters (certainly not as much as Brian or Stewie).
22nd Aug '16 2:53:02 PM jccw227
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* Chicken tried to invoke this trope in ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' thinking glasses would make him smart after Cow seemed smarter once she started wearing hers. He even went so far as to deliberately flub his vision test. Chicken thought he was smarter, but was really a KnowNothingKnowItAll. Cow even tried to tell him that glasses didn't work that way.
5th Aug '16 6:16:32 AM DelShiftB
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Professor Frink, Data, and Waylon Smithers are all among the smartest characters on the show and wear glasses. Inverted with Milhouse who is nerdy and wears glasses but isn't particularly intelligent.

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Professor Frink, Data, and Waylon Smithers are all among the smartest characters on the show and wear glasses. Inverted with Milhouse who is nerdy and wears glasses but isn't particularly intelligent.intelligent.
** Homer Simpson attempts to exploit this trope when get first finds abandoned glasses in a bathroom. He recites a version of the Pythagorean theorem when he looks in the mirror.
29th Jul '16 2:38:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Film/SuckerPunch'', both Dr. Gorski (in the asylum) and Blue ([[NestedStory in the nightclub]]) have glasses, though they mostly only wear them when they need to take a closer look at something (They might merely be reading glasses, rather than corrective lenses). While Dr. Gorski is a psychologist, Blue is smart in that DangerouslyGenreSavvy way.

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* In ''Film/SuckerPunch'', both Dr. Gorski (in the asylum) and Blue ([[NestedStory in the nightclub]]) have glasses, though they mostly only wear them when they need to take a closer look at something (They might merely be reading glasses, rather than corrective lenses). While Dr. Gorski is a psychologist, Blue is smart in that DangerouslyGenreSavvy way.psychologist.
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