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15th Aug '16 3:40:51 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Also parodied in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', where the plump and plain Agnes Nitt is sick of condescending comments like this, and thinks to herself that boys don't normally fall for an attractive pair of kidneys.

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** Also parodied in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', where the plump and plain Agnes Nitt is sick of condescending comments like this, and thinks to herself that boys don't normally fall for an attractive pair of kidneys. It's also played with in that the local standards of attractiveness in her native Lancre (but not in the city the story takes place in) actually favor large women; her main problem is her extreme emotional isolation.
23rd Jun '16 12:16:03 PM captainpat
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', during the episode, "The Girl Who Waited," Amy Pond had an absolutely ''beautiful'' speech about this regarding her husband [[http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/12700000/Rory-Vampires-in-Venice-rory-williams-12748792-500-281.jpg Rory,]] whose CleopatraNose and general adorable awkwardness made a few people think that Amy might be a step or two out of his league (This was before he took his multiple levels in badass.) Then she says this:

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', during the episode, "The Girl Who Waited," Amy Pond had an absolutely ''beautiful'' speech about this regarding her husband [[http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/12700000/Rory-Vampires-in-Venice-rory-williams-12748792-500-281.jpg Rory,]] whose CleopatraNose nose and general adorable awkwardness made a few people think that Amy might be a step or two out of his league (This was before he took his multiple levels in badass.) Then she says this:
21st Feb '16 3:51:10 PM Irrwisch
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*''Morgenstern'' by Music/{{Rammstein}}: A guy is begging the morning star to shine upon his ugly girlfriend to make her beautiful. Instead the star shines upon himself and he sees her with his heart and realizes that she really is beautiful.
30th Jan '16 3:18:20 PM 313Bluestreak
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* Done ''beautifully'' in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' where Johnny orders what is essentially a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar mail-order bride]]. Of course what he gets is ''hideous'' and all he wants is to get rid of her. He drags her to places like the monster truck rally and pro-wrestling trying to drive her away, but it turns out she's into all that stuff as well and falls for him harder. After everything is said and done, he has an epiphany about how "she isn't pretty, and she doesn't smell too good", but comes to the realization that she's the perfect woman for him and decides her looks don't mean anything. Unfortunately this leads to him trying to woo her with his ''typical'' Bravo charm, which [[StatusQuoIsGod very promptly disgusts her and makes her dump him]]. Poor guy.

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* Done ''beautifully'' in an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' episode "To Helga and Back" where Johnny orders what is essentially a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar mail-order bride]]. Of course what he gets is ''hideous'' and all he wants is to get rid of her. He drags her to places like the monster truck rally and pro-wrestling trying to drive her away, but it turns out she's into all that stuff as well and falls for him harder. After everything is said and done, he has an epiphany about how "she isn't pretty, and she doesn't smell too good", but comes to the realization that she's the perfect woman for him and decides her looks don't mean anything. Unfortunately this leads to him trying to woo her with his ''typical'' Bravo charm, which [[StatusQuoIsGod very promptly disgusts her and makes her dump him]]. Poor guy.
12th Dec '15 6:12:57 PM DoctorCooper
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* Creator/DustinHoffman realized this when preparing for ''Film/{{Tootsie}}''. When made-up to look like a woman, Hoffman asked the make up artist to make him look more beautiful. The artist told him that's as good as he was going to look. Looking at himself as a woman he had an epiphany. In an AFI interview in 2002 he tearfully admitted there were too many interesting women he ignored before that moment because they didn't fit the standard of beauty that society had instilled in him.
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19th Nov '15 1:37:47 PM fearlessnikki
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* Used in ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'' if not addressed directly. The "fairest of them all" in this case refers to Snow White because of her ''inner'' beauty. After years of being locked in a tower by her WickedStepmother, she remains good and kind at heart - her EstablishingCharacterMoment is to comfort another prisoner who's just brought into the tower. This puts her in direct contrast to Ravenna, who drains the youth from innocent women to maintain her great beauty.


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* Occurs in the Dick King Smith short story ''Baldilocks & the Six Bears''. A bald fairy goes on a quest to gain hair and when he finds out the only way to do that is to kill a bear, melt it down and rub the grease on his head - he can't bring himself to do it. Beforehand he'd kept bumping into a red haired fairy who he describes as having a kind face but not being particularly beautiful. At the end when he admits that he refused to go through with killing the bear, the other fairies mock him. The redhead fairy on the other hand says she's proud of him and likes his bald head. The narration then says that Baldilocks sees that she doesn't just have a kind face; she is beautiful.


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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' does a Beauty & the Beast type episode. Cousin Susie visits and turns Harvey into a beast when she realises how much emphasis Sabrina places on looks. After failing to get Susie to reverse the spell, Sabrina eventually opts to just spend time with Harvey. She still has fun anyway and realises that she doesn't care what he looks like; she loves him for who he is. Cue Cousin Susie delivering the trope name and turning Harvey back.
11th Nov '15 1:51:53 PM R1ck
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* You ([[DistractedByTheSexy and not just on the inside]]).
** [[LiteralMinded I think your insides look pretty gross.]]
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7th Nov '15 7:11:34 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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[[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8r79Bokqeww This YouTube video]] depicts a cartoon duck [[LiteralMinded turning himself inside out so that he could be appreciated more]].

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* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8r79Bokqeww This YouTube video]] depicts a cartoon duck [[LiteralMinded turning himself inside out so that he could be appreciated more]].
22nd Aug '15 5:14:17 PM fruitstripegum
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheHunchbackOfNotreDameBurbankAnimation'', [[spoiler:Esmeralda told this to Quasimodo.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheHunchbackOfNotreDameBurbankAnimation'', [[spoiler:Esmeralda told this to Quasimodo.tells Quasimodo this.]]
10th Aug '15 7:04:29 PM DoctorCooper
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheHunchbackOfNotreDameBurbankAnimation'', [[spoiler:Esmeralda told this to Quasimodo.]]
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