History Main / TheSmurfettePrinciple

14th May '18 9:04:32 AM zeroflyingwherever
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* In {{Wrestling/WWE}}, there are far more men than women on the roster with several different divisions devoted to the men while having a separate single women's division. For a while they Averted the Principle by having a women's {{tag team}} belts(the very ones they took from the NWA) but did away with them in the 90s. To be fair, the entire women's division as a whole wasn't too far behind but when it was revived, it was with a single title. A second title was created when WWE split into two "brands" (one for ''Raw'', one for ''Smackdown'') but the titles were unified in 2010, leaving only one again until the second brand extension in 2016.



* In {{Wrestling/TNA}}, they have two titles for women; singles and tag team. The number of women who participate in matches is so low, the women often won't stay in the organization for long. For the majority of 2010, the same woman (Wrestling/MadisonRayne) held the singles title and was one of the tag champions. While she was built up as a strong singles champion, the tag titles were mostly forgotten about and three months went by without the belts being defended at all. When new champions were crowned, one of them actually did not appear on TV at all after winning them and left the company a few weeks later while the other appeared once before also leaving.
25th Feb '18 8:51:49 AM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Film/ErnestGoesToCamp'', Nurse St. Cloud is the only female at Camp Kikakee. Justified in that it ''is'' a boys' camp.



** ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and sequel ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' have a team of the prince(s) and "Lady Sif and her warriors three", implying that Thor, Loki, and Sif are the only ones who rates a name to strangers. The first film put some emphasis on her success, although people familiar with Norse history or mythology will find this odd, since Scandinavian women enjoyed more freedom than women almost anywhere else in the world during the medieval period, and Norse Mythology features several {{Action Girl}}s. This is especially odd since the second film shows that Queen Frigga is quite capable with a sword too.

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** ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and sequel ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' have a team of the prince(s) and "Lady Sif and her warriors three", implying that Thor, Loki, and Sif are the only ones who rates rate a name to strangers. The first film put some emphasis on her success, although people familiar with Norse history or mythology will find this odd, since Scandinavian women enjoyed more freedom than women almost anywhere else in the world during the medieval period, and Norse Mythology features several {{Action Girl}}s. This is especially odd since the second film shows that Queen Frigga is quite capable with a sword too.



* Margaret Dumont is affectionately known as "The Marx Sister" by many fans of the four Creator/MarxBrothers, since she was the one female actor who consistently appeared as a leading lady alongside the Brothers in nearly all of their films. Notably, just like each of the Brothers typically played variations on the same character (with different names) in all of their movies, Dumont managed to cultivate a StraightMan persona that turned out to be nearly as iconic as that of Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo. The iconic role is a feisty, wealthy GrandDame--[[LastNameBasis always known only by her last name]]--and inevitably seduced by Groucho's character.

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* Margaret Dumont is affectionately known as "The Marx Sister" by many fans of the four Creator/MarxBrothers, since she was the one female actor who consistently appeared as a leading lady alongside the Brothers in nearly all of their films. Notably, just like each of the Brothers typically played variations on the same character (with different names) in all of their movies, Dumont managed to cultivate a StraightMan persona that turned out to be nearly as iconic as that of Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo. The iconic role is a feisty, wealthy GrandDame--[[LastNameBasis GrandDame, [[LastNameBasis always known only by her last name]]--and name]] and inevitably seduced by Groucho's character.
21st Feb '18 6:40:09 PM WeGotTheBeat
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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' has only one prominent female character, Edith, where the rest of the main cast is all male.
9th Feb '18 1:02:47 AM jormis29
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* The former ''The Enchanted Tiki Room: Now Playing Get The Fever!'' at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Tokyo Disneyland]] included a different cast of birds that had three males (Danno, Scats and Buddy) and one female (Lava).

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* The former ''The Enchanted Tiki Room: ''Ride/TheEnchantedTikiRoom: Now Playing Get The Fever!'' at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Tokyo Disneyland]] included a different cast of birds that had three males (Danno, Scats and Buddy) and one female (Lava).
26th Jan '18 5:09:29 AM crazysamaritan
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* [[ActionGirl Rapunzel]], [[PrettyBoy Flynn]], [[LoyalAnimalCompanion Pascal]], and [[CoolHorse Maximus]] are the four protagonists from {{Tangled}}, with Rapunzel being the only girl. The fact that two of them are animals doesn't change a thing.



* Wonder Woman in ''Film/JusticeLeague'' is the only female member of the superhero team.

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* Wonder Woman in ''Film/JusticeLeague'' is the only female member of the six-person superhero team.



** Dwarf planets avert this. Of the five most recognized, three (Ceres, Eris, and Haumea) are feminine. Similarly, moons are more often female than male, with many of Jupiter's moons being named for his lovers ([[ImmortalityBisexuality but there's still some guys in there]]).

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** * Dwarf planets avert this. Of the five most recognized, three (Ceres, Eris, and Haumea) are feminine. Similarly, moons are more often female than male, with many of Jupiter's moons being named for his lovers ([[ImmortalityBisexuality but there's still some guys in there]]).
16th Jan '18 5:01:49 AM xoriak
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* Dwarf planets avert this. Of the five most recognized, three (Ceres, Eris, and Haumea) are feminine. Similarly, moons are more often female than male, with many of Jupiter's moons being named for his lovers ([[ImmortalityBisexuality but there's still some guys in there]]).

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* ** Dwarf planets avert this. Of the five most recognized, three (Ceres, Eris, and Haumea) are feminine. Similarly, moons are more often female than male, with many of Jupiter's moons being named for his lovers ([[ImmortalityBisexuality but there's still some guys in there]]).there]]).
* The Taoist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Immortals Eight Immortals]], which represent people from different walks of life, contain one female member in the form of He Xian Gu, though the gender of Lan Cai He is usually ambiguous.
* Of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Lucky_Gods Seven Lucky Gods]] in Japan, Benzaiten is the sole goddess. Some versions, however, up the number of female deities to three.
2nd Jan '18 8:37:11 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'''s main cast includes a young boy's toy collection, with predictably male-oriented rather than girls' toys. Bo Peep was the only female in the cast, a domestic woman and SatelliteLoveInterest with no part in the main action. It's hinted that the sequels would add more female characters at the end by having Mr. Potato Head wishing for a Mrs. Potato Head to be opened.

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** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'''s main cast includes a young boy's toy collection, with predictably male-oriented rather than girls' toys. Bo Peep was the only female in the cast, a domestic woman and SatelliteLoveInterest with no part in the main action. It's hinted that the sequels would add more female characters at the end by having Mr. Potato Head wishing for a Mrs. Potato Head to be opened. Of course, the sequels, while still having mostly male characters, replace Bo with Jessie and Barbie.
22nd Dec '17 12:36:31 PM fjsdfalms
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* [[ActionGirl Rapunzel]], [[PrettyBoy Flynn]], [[LoyalAnimalCompanion Pascal]], and [[CoolHorse Maximus]] are the four protagonists from {{Tangled}}, with Rapunzel being the only girl. The fact that two of them are animals doesn't change a thing.
17th Dec '17 3:31:15 PM Luppercus
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* Wonder Woman in ''Film/JusticeLeague'' is the only female member of the superhero team.
14th Dec '17 2:59:13 PM pi4t
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* ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' has a male cast, only qualifying for TheSmurfettePrinciple when they have a female guest. The role of the five cast members are to have one host, and two teams of two comedians each. When Sandi Toksvig first appeared in 1997, she remarked how thrilled she was to be 'in the long line of women who have appeared on the show' (she was the third, and the show had been running for twenty five years.) This provoked considerable laughter from the audience, and a sort of 'oooh' noise from Tim Brooke-Taylor. Barry Cryer proceeded to make the apologetic comment "Well, they were all [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter in the factories]] [[LongRunners when we started]]!" [[note]]In the forty-five years of ''I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue'', a total of ten women have appeared as panellists, and never more than one at a time. In rough chronological order, these are [[Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain Jo Kendall]], [[Radio/TheBurkissWay Denise Coffey]], [[Series/{{QI}} Sandi Toksvig]], Creator/LindaSmith, Creator/VictoriaWood, Creator/JoBrand, Creator/JudiDench, Creator/SusanCalman, Pippa Evans and Jan Ravens.[[/note]]

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* ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' has a male cast, only qualifying for TheSmurfettePrinciple when they have a female guest. The role of the five cast members are to have one host, and two teams of two comedians each. When Sandi Toksvig first appeared in 1997, she remarked how thrilled she was to be 'in the long line of women who have appeared on the show' (she was the third, and the show had been running for twenty five years.) This provoked considerable laughter from the audience, and a sort of 'oooh' noise from Tim Brooke-Taylor. Barry Cryer proceeded to make the apologetic comment "Well, they were all [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter in the factories]] [[LongRunners when we started]]!" [[note]]In the forty-five years of ''I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue'', a total of ten women have appeared as panellists, and never more than one at a time. In rough chronological order, these are [[Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain Jo Kendall]], [[Radio/TheBurkissWay Denise Coffey]], [[Series/{{QI}} Sandi Toksvig]], Creator/LindaSmith, Creator/VictoriaWood, Creator/JoBrand, Creator/JudiDench, Creator/SusanCalman, Pippa Evans and Jan Ravens.[[/note]] There's also the scorer, [[TheGhost the ever-delightful Samantha]] who "appears" on almost every episode.[[note]]She's occasionally replaced by her male counterpart, the ever-rippling Sven.[[/note]]
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