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->"You may think I'm just a pretty blonde, well in this case, what you see is exactly what you get! Blondes are dumb as *honk*!"
-->-- Sailor Venus, WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged

The {{stereotyp|e}}ical assumption that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blondes are dumb]]. Perhaps no more than a {{Foil}} to the BrainyBrunette, but can also appear as TheFool, TheDitz, or even the BrainlessBeauty. Extreme cases can make her the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. Her character is otherwise flexible; the DumbBlonde ranges from a LoveFreak, to a [[HairOfGoldHeartofGold sweet, wholesome blonde]] whose [[BookDumb lack of interest in education]] only shows she is [[DumbIsGood more concerned about people]], to [[BlondesAreEvil a vacuous, mean-spirited]] [[AlphaBitch and often lazy bimbo]], to TheVamp.

The Dumb Blonde may be less worldly-wise, or she may have decided to skate through life on her looks, leaving intellectual pursuits to her [[BrainyBrunette darker-haired]] [[{{Foil}} counterpart]] because she does not want to spend the effort to cultivate her mind. It may be even a deliberately cultivated act, to appear in need of [[WoundedGazelleGambit help before men]]. Whatever the reason, she tends to be scatter-brained and lacking in common sense.

While the trope is OlderThanSteam it really started to become popular in the 1940s and 50s with comic books, radio and movies cementing the idea of the pretty but foolish blonde.

Very prone to subversion now, with the characters who assume the blonde is foolish paying for it dearly. This may be a form of ObfuscatingStupidity, with the blonde playing off the stereotype, or she may have both [[GeniusDitz strengths and weaknesses]], and the blonde hair causes characters to overestimate the weakness and underestimate the strengths.

The stereotype seems to have originated from the fact that some Caucasian children have blond hair that darkens as they grow older -- and, hopefully, wiser.

Oddly enough, this trope seems to apply to bottle blondes more than natural ones. Perhaps dyeing her hair is a sign of her natural shallowness, or it's one of the ways that she tries to get out of doing any thinking, studying, or other action to develop her mind. This is sometimes referenced by another character who asks, "Has all that hair dye you use finally seeped into your brain?"

(When the blonde is ''innocent'' rather than stupid, that's [[HairOfGoldHeartofGold Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold]]. When the blonde is ''sexy'' rather than stupid, that's EveryoneLovesBlondes. If she is sexy ''and'' stupid, it's BrainlessBeauty. And if she's in a FourTemperamentEnsemble, she's probably Sanguine.)

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* An Australian KFC Hot and Spicy ad campaign from the 90s had customers gain the [[FireBreathingDiner ability to breath fire]] after eating the spicy chicken. One commerical featured a guy tucking into a bucket of extra hot chicken while his attractive blonde girlfriend sitting beside him is ''completely'' absorbed in a very cliche sounding soap opera. Without taking her eyes off the screen she asks him what he is eating. He responds by leaning over and blowing softly in her ear causing a jet of flame to shoot straight [[InOneEarOuttheOther out of her other ear]]. As he leans back she blinks, comments that it sounds nice and reaches for a piece herself, still without taking her eyes off the screen ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaA8Xg7Z0UA see it here]].)
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* [[Franchise/SailorMoon Sailors Moon and Venus]]. Sailor Moon manages to get [[HairOfGoldHeartofGold blond-pure]] and blond-ditz in the same character.
* Mihoshi, the DarkSkinnedBlond from ''TenchiMuyo''
* Male example: Gourry Gabriev of ''{{Slayers}}''. Played with a bit, though: he isn't wholly naive, having been a mercenary in his late teens, and has sharp observation skills (as shown in revealing Xellos as a high-level demonic being), good knowledge on swordplay, and [[NiceGuy high morals.]] He's more airheaded in regards to common sense and is ObliviousToLove.
** Also, due to his aformentioned background, he probably never had the chance to dive into magical knowledge and intensive literature, whereas Lina (from a family of sorcerers), Amelia (from a royal family that specializes in WhiteMagic), and Zelgadis (raised by and was the follower of an extremely powerful priest) did.
* Takuya from ''Animerica'', whenever he's not being shy [[spoiler:or {{Badass}}]].
* Manga/{{Naruto}}, zig-zagged.
* [[{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede]] pretends to be this as ObfuscatingStupidity.
* ''CuteyHoney'' is a borderline case, because she's blond only in civilian ID (and not in live action). Ditziness (and whether it's real or ObfuscatingStupidity) will also vary depending on the version of the character.
* Misa Amane from ''Manga/DeathNote''. Then again, next to L or Light, pretty much ''anyone'' would look dumb by proxy.
** Also, she's not so much "stupid" as "completely [[{{Yandere}} insane]]". She's fairly savvy and even cunning when she's being serious about things, but most of the time she's just too childish to be competent.
* Poland from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is a quintessential example...he needed someone to turn the table while he was standing on it to screw in a lightbulb. He also talks like a ValleyGirl and often pushes around a {{Brainy Brunet|te}} (Lithuania).
** Poland was still smart enough to [[spoiler:buy time for Lithuania to pull his CrowningMomentOfAwesome in the Battle of Tannenburg, doing so and remaining more or less calm while ''Prussia was pointing a sword at him'']]. That, and the whole series pokes fun at stereotypes of all kinds; his supposed stupidity is actually PlayedForLaughs, and nations with ''other'' hair colors can be just as dumb (re: Italy, a brunet who's pretty much TheDitz) and [[PlentyOfBlondes almost every Northern European is blond anyway]].
* Miki Hosokawa from ''HellTeacherNube'' is pretty street-smart and ''typically'' GenreSavvy enough to take advantage of situations(repeat: [[GenreBlind typically]])...but she has an [[CuriosityKilledTheCast endless curiosity]] and just [[SchmuckBait won't stop poking]] any [[ArtifactOfDoom Artifacts of Doom]] she [[HappyFunBall comes across]], testing UrbanLegends, [[ScareDare going into haunted places]], or [[EvilIsNotAToy teasing the eldritch powers just for the fun of it]]. Or daring others to do the same.
* Played with in ''Manga/HidamariSketch'': Miyako is a tall, busty blonde who often comes off as ditzy, flighty, or just plain weird, and is prone to making extremely poor decisions - but most of it seems to be the result of an extremely severe case of ADHD (which is actually presented in a surprisingly accurate fashion compared to most examples of AttentionDeficitOohShiny). Artistically speaking, she is by far the most talented of the main characters (all of whom go to a prestigious art school, mind you), she is quite a fair bit more knowledgeable than all of them (when it comes to strange and extremely obscure trivia) and she's such an academic genius that it's heavily implied she got accepted to the school ''on a full scholarship'' (because she appears to be dirt poor) and ''was actually exempted from having to do the academic portion of the entry exams.''
* Ayaka plays with this trope in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. She's a bit shallow and slow on the uptake, and quite dense when it comes to recognizing when people are in love (besides herself, of course), but actually gets good grades and is apparently a little smarter than average. This trope is than slammed to the ground and stomped on into a pulp by [[OldMaster Evangeline]] [[spoiler:and Arika]].
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'':
** Miria Harvent, dumb enough to be a poster girl.
** Her partner, Isaac, would be in this too, if not for the fact that he's not blonde (we're just not sure what hair color he actually has).
* Eleanor Mercer in the {{Hentai}} series ''Honey Blonde'' is an american student in Japan... who is the only one in her class who can not speak English.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': Tamaki Suoh. Of course, he is also a GeniusDitz.
* Astraea in ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty''. Of course, it's not her fault -- each Angeloid [[CompetitiveBalance can only excel at two things and be bad at the third]]. She's good at fighting and emoting, so she lacks intelligence.
* ''Anime/StrikeWitches'': Erica Hartmann has elements of this on the ground, although it's not so much dumbness as laziness and lack of proper military protocol. In the air, she is anything but incompetent.
* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'' with the ChildProdigy Urumi Kanzaki. Later on, it's implied that Urumi's dirty secret is [[spoiler:that she was conceived from [[DesignerBabies an American sperm donor based solely on his intelligence]].]]
* ''TenshiNiNarumon'': Noelle.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Nami calls the [=CP9=] agent Kalifa a dumb blonde when she mistakes Chopper's Monster form for Nami.
* ''TigerAndBunny'' has Keith Goodman/Sky High, a superhero whose [[TheAce skill and popularity]] is eclipsed only by his amazing {{Ditz}}iness.
* Kaolla Su in ''LoveHina'' is utterly lacking in common sense, being the series' resident CloudCuckooLander. She's not exactly ''stupid'', though; [[GadgeteerGenius she constructs working mechanized toys of mass destruction on a regular basis]].
* [[PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Panty Anarchy]], arguably. In the dub, Stocking has to correct her on the reading of "Les Diaboliques".
* [[Anime/ExcelSaga Excel Excel]] is Japanese and has no reason to be blond other than for this trope. The anime {{Flanderize}}s this in addition to giving her a lighter shade of blond than the manga, in which she's more often shown dirty to strawberry blond.
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[[folder:Comedy]]
* This trope is endemic in [[GermanHumour German-speaking comedy]]. This is possibly due to the fact that the German word for dumb, "blöd", is spoken very similar to the word "blond". And, of course, "blauäugig" (blue eyed) is used as a synonym for "naive".
** This casts an entirely new light on the plan ThoseWackyNazis had for the "Master Race"...
* Chanel West Coast from "Ridiculousness".
* DoubleSubversion: a ventriloquist is performing a routine with his dummy, telling a series of dumb blonde jokes. Suddenly, a well-dressed platinum blonde business woman stands up and says "How can you judge people based on their hair color? It has no bearing on intelligence!" The ventriloquist says, "Lady, please, I just—" The blonde snaps, "You stay out of this! I'm talking to that jerk sitting in your lap!"
* A [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] was submitted to and read out on the Australian show ''Sunrise'': A blonde goes into a bank and asks for a $10,000 loan. The bank manager asks what she will submit as collateral, to which she points outside to a new-looking Rolls Royce. The bank manager, thinking he's taken a sucker, gives her the loan, then drives the car into the secure lot underneath the bank, laughing all the way. Three days later, the blonde returns, and repays the $10,000, as well as the interest, which came to $7.81. As the bank manager drove the car up to meet the woman, he asks, "Ma'am, I noticed that you have over a million dollars in personal funds, as well as over $200,000 in investments. Why would you need a $10,000 loan?" Getting into her car, the blonde replies, "Where else can I park my car for three days for $7.81, and still expect it to be there when I return?"
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* DCComics example: Dumb Bunny of the ''Inferior Five'' is typical, but with superhuman strength.
* Chase from ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' is a rare male example. Karolina from the same series gets treated like she's one, but she never really does anything to earn the reputation other than be blond and not a genius.
* The eponymous Cherry of ''Cherry Comics''.
* In the German comic ''ComicBook/{{Werner}}'': Günter Günzelsen's first wife, featured in ''Ouhauerha!'' and ''Das muss kesseln!'' %% This entry was added automatically by FELH2. In case the wording doesn't make sense, rewrite it as you like, remove this comment and tell this troper.
* The aptly titled French comic ''ComicBook/LesBlondes'' is entirely devoted to DumbBlonde jokes, with the main character Vanessa embodying this trope.
* TheForties and TheFifties saw an explosion of popularity in this trope with numerous [[BrainlessBeauty pretty but dim]] blonde heroines including ''ComicBook/{{Suzie}}'' from ArchieComics, ''My Girl Pearl'' from MarvelComics and Owen Fitzgerald's airheaded creation [[MeaningfulName Moronica]] who appeared in comics like ''Starlet O'Hara'' and ''ComicBook/DizzyDames''.
** This originally included Betty Coopers from the main ArchieComics, but with the rise of modern feminism, the writers took advantage of that to make her more distinctive from Veronica as a self-confident [[OnlySaneMan voice of common sense]] WrenchWench among a myriad of other talents.
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[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* "Literature/{{Goldilocks}}" combines both the [[HairOfGoldHeartofGold innocence]] and the folly associated with blond hair.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Chiara/Cure Vanilla in ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'' is blond and described as being "just clueless" by her [[RedHeadedHero redhead sister]] Chloe. However, she matures a little through the course of the fanfic, becoming less [[TheDitz ditzy]] but still retaining her GenkiGirl status.
* Bebe from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is often [[{{flanderization}} flanderized]] into this for [[DieForOurShip various]] [[RonTheDeathEater different]] [[HetisEw reasons]].
* Kaede Mizuno in FanFic/AGrowingAffection deliberately invokes this trope pretending to be vain, vapid, and more concerned with her looks than she really is. Not that she is not proud of her appearance, but this is mostly a ploy to get people to underestimate her.
* Most likely unintentional, but Krysta from ''FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn'' certainly does come off as one.
* A male example, despite being called such, Max, subverts the trope in ''Fanfic/BringingMeToLife''. Max might be late sometimes, but he does everything he can to pass highschool.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Belle is [[{{Foil}} contrasted to]] three blond bimbos.
* Charlotte La Bouff from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* One of the earlier movie examples would be JeanHarlow's character, Kitty Packard, in ''Dinner at Eight''. When she mentions to Marie Dressler's character that "I was reading a book the other day," Dressler literally stops in her tracks in astonishment.
* When the main character is clothes shopping with her friends in the beginning of ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' the sales woman says to her co-worker, "There's nothing I love more... than a dumb blonde with daddy's plastic." It quickly turns out that Elle is not as dumb as she looks though.
** In fact, the entire film is about Elle ''subverting'' this stereotype -- while she's certainly very preppy, very feminine, and ''very'' blonde, she proves to be an extremely competent lawyer against everyone else's expectations.
* Cindy Campbell in the latter ''ScaryMovie'' films; she is just as dim in the first two films, but was originally a brunette.
** Most of Creator/AnnaFaris' roles, most recently ''Observe and Report'', probably fall under this. At last count, she has played a dumb blonde in at least seven movies (three of them as the lead character) and a recurring dumb blonde on ''{{Friends}}''. Faris doesn't ''only'' play ditzy blondes but she has a reasonable claim to be the (living) actress who most embodies this trope in her roles.
* MarilynMonroe in several of her roles; probably one of the most well-known is Pola in ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire''.
* JayneMansfield was also extremely smart (she was a talented amateur violinist with an estimated IQ in the 160s) and got stuck with this in her roles.
* Judy Holliday frequently played this type.
* ''Blonde and Blonder'', [[DistaffCounterpart a female version]] of ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' starring Denise Richards and Creator/PamelaAnderson, the latter of whom is yet another actress who specializes in dumb blondes.
* ''RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion'': the two main characters are dim but loveable blondes with a snarky brunette foil.
* [[TheBrainlessBeauty Karen Smith]], by far the dimmest character in ''Film/MeanGirls'', is a blonde. In fairness, so is [[AlphaBitch Regina George]], who is fairly sharp - at least in terms of manipulation.
* Susan Alexander in ''Film/CitizenKane''. Apparently, even the Greatest Movie of All Time isn't above this.
* Buttercup in ''Film/ThePrincessBride''; she also has [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold golden hair]]. But she's not nearly as dumb in the movie as she is in the book.
* Inverted in the movie version of ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'': The vain, shallow BrainlessBeauty is played by the brunet Liz Hurley while the smart, likeable, funny GirlNextDoor love interest is played by the blond Daryl Hannah.
* Subverted in ''Film/SupermanIII''. Pamela Stephenson's character displays all the traits of a dumb blonde when other people are around. When she's alone, though, she likes to kick back and read philosophy. Interestingly, the actress herself tired of playing blond comedy bimbos and is now a psychologist.
* NicoleKidman plays a rare outright villainous Dumb Blonde in ''Film/ToDieFor''. Rarer yet, she is also the [[VillainProtagonist main character]].
* [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Rocky Horror]] is a male example of this. He's also a nearly literal example of BrainlessBeauty (he's only got half a brain, folks).
* [[DeadSet "Do you even understand what is going on here, or is the whole world just colours and shapes and the occasional noise in your head?"]]
* Mia from ''Film/StanHelsing''.
* Both Pamela Anderson and Creator/JennyMcCarthy have had fun playing with their public image as ditzy blondes, and have played exaggerated versions of this trope in several films, including together in ''ScaryMovie 3''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rNfZxgkH7k "Cause I'm a Blond"]] from ''EarthGirlsAreEasy'' sums up the the stereotype quite nicely.
* Parodied with Lt. Tawny Madison in ''Film/GalaxyQuest''.
* Many of Sarah Jessica Parker's roles before ''SexAndTheCity'' consisted of playing airheaded blondes, including [=SanDeE* =] in ''LAStory'', Sarah in ''HocusPocus'', and Natalie in ''MarsAttacks''.
** In her review of ''HocusPocus'', WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick asks why she [[TypeCasting always gets the role]] of the "hot airhead".
* To show that this doesn't just refer to women, look at just about every role Owen Wilson has had.
* The main character's college fiancée, Emily, in ''Film/DefinitelyMaybe'' doesn't know how to tell the man she cared about that she didn't want the same things as him any more so she admitted that she did it the most cowardly way possibly. Ever since then, she felt lost, especially when it came to relationships.
* Tatum Riley from the 1996 film ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'' falls into this category, [[spoiler:especially during her death scene]] - the prime example of this being that, [[spoiler:when confronted with the garage door as her only means of escape, she chooses to try and squeeze through the small pet-flap instead of simply lift the door and run away. And to top it all off, she doesn't even call for help until she's already trapped, with the garage door taking her upwards, moments from death]]!
* Lina Lamont from ''Film/SinginInTheRain.'' "What do they think I am? Dumb or something?"
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the novel ''Film/TheGodfather'', Carlo Rizzi is a blond, blue-eyed Northern Italian (though he has brown hair in the film), and it is implied that his being a blond is connected with his less-than-stellar intellect.
* Joy Chant's ''Red Moon Black Mountain'' features an [[PlanetOfHats entire race]] of Dumb Blondes.
* Tawny the inept succubus from ''Succubus Dreams'', the third book in the ''Literature/GeorginaKincaid'' series. [[spoiler:Although, by the end of the book, it is revealed that at least '''some''' of her stupidity is an act.]]
* Subverted heavily and deliberately by Dr. Sarah Winchester, aka Trigger of the SeekersOfTruth; being blond himself, the author wanted to make a blond woman the most intelligent member of the team.
* Olivia Ryan from ''Literature/TheClique''.
* Inverted in the ''{{ColSec Trilogy}}'': the one blond female character is Samella, who's TheSmartGirl, an [[TheEmpath empath]], a WrenchWench, and described as unremarkable in appearance [[WhenSheSmiles unless she's in an optimistic mood]].
* Inverted by Annabeth Chase in ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', who is probably the most intelligent of the main characters. It's even lampshaded. Heck, every single child of Athena is a genius, and nearly all of them are blondes.
* Inverted by Astrid Ellison in ''Literature/{{Gone}}'', aka ''Astrid the Genius''.
* [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Raziel]], from Creator/ChristopherMoore's books ''Literature/LambTheGospelAccordingToBiff'' and ''Literature/TheStupidestAngel''. Biff, the narrator of the first book, says Raziel is the UrExample of the trope and the reason the world has dumb blonde jokes today.
* Lauren Mallory from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' is a shallow, vapid AlphaBitch. Mike, the male blond, is a DumbJock who routinely skips homework and is pathetically jealous of Edward. Rosalie, the only blond female vampire who doesn't want to gut Bella (or at least refrains from trying) isn't stupid, but she's ''also'' pathetically jealous and vain. In fact, until minor characters Tanya and Kate appeared in ''Breaking Dawn'', the only blond in the series who wasn't an idiot, evil, or at least nasty was Carlisle.
** Tanya was also vilified and portrayed as shallow and vain in the narration, presumably for having a crush on the protagonist's lust interest.
* Georgina Talgarth in ''Literature/SorceryAndCecelia'' is often referred to by her cousin Cecy and her sister Kate as a peagoose. In all fairness, she never challenges that perception.
* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos Fugitives of Chaos]]'', a character describes a location as easy enough for Amelia -- "blond brain" -- to find. (He intends it as an insult; other characters have particularly marked her out as the clever one.)
* [[PosthumousCharacter Keifer Porter]] of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''; one of his wives says she's known dogs who were smarter. He was also [[HotGuysAreBastards very beautiful and cruel]]. His sisters, also blond, are much smarter.
* Gloriously subverted by [[BloodKnight Rachel]] and [[SixthRanger David]] from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. ''Elfangor's Secret'' implies Melissa Chapman is a straight example.
* In Creator/RickRiordan's ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' novel ''The Mark of Athena'', Leo wonders where the dumb blonde type came about; ever since he met Annabeth he thinks of blondes as smart and dangerous.
* Decidedly subverted by Tash Arranda in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''. In the beginning of the series she's kind of naive but studious, but gradually starts adding her Force-Sensitivity to her wisdom score, and eventually takes a role quite similar to TheSmartGuy. Her darker-haired BookDumb brother, whose mechanical aptitude and [[BrainsAndBrawn better physical skills]] originally were more useful and then came to complement her talents, starts feeling useless and overshadowed.
* In SeananMcGuire's ''Literature/InCryptid'' novel ''Discount Armageddon'', Verity objects to being treated as stupid -- yes, she's blond, but that doesn't make her a dumb blonde.
* There are lots of [[DeadGuyOnDisplay heads on spikes]] who can vouch that [[TheDreaded Tywin]] [[ASongOfIceAndFire Lannister]] is a ''major'' aversion. His son Tyrion averts it in a major way as well.
** His twins Jamie and Cersei ... well, I guess ''someone'' has to perpetuate the stereotype. It later turns out that Jamie is smarter than he appears to be at first; Cersei, not so much.
* Literature/HarryPotter's cousin Dudley Dursley, though his hair is almost black in the movies.
* Inverted by Laeshana in ''Literature/TheQuestOfTheUnaligned''. Even among aeshes (whose secondary power is essentially a burst of superhuman knowledge about something they've been considering), Laeshana is brilliant. [[spoiler: At the beginning of the story, she suspects that the theory of magic everyone's followed for the past eight hundred years is missing some major components. By the end of the story, she's been proven right.]]
* In ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'', all the blondes whom Patrick Bateman interacts with are as vapid and stupid as the rest of his friends, Evelyn and Courtney, primarily. Also, three models (Libby, Daisy and Caron) Patrick and his associates mingle with in a nightclub. In the book, when they're asked to name any of the planets, two guess the Moon, and the third one guesses Comet. In the film at least, this is deconstructed with one of the models lamenting this and saddened by how Bateman sees her as nothing but a brainless squeeze, suggesting [[HiddenDepths there is more to her character]], but she doesn't mind because [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter she thinks Patrick is actually a nice person]].
* ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'':
** Subverted. While flouncy and just a tad spoiled, Jessamine Lovelace is a perfectly capable Shadowhunter in her own right.
** Very much averted with Camille Belcourt.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* [[TheDitz Chanel's]] only role on ''Ridiculousness'' is to blurt out [[NonSequitur Non-Sequiturs]] for Rob and Steelo (and the audience) to laugh at. She's also there, like us, to giggle fiercely at the people getting hurt.
* Lilly, from ''HannahMontana''.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that she gets a scholarship to a prestigious university at the end of season 4, while Miley fails to get in (though it's due to [[spoiler: Miley's lack of participating in extracurricular activities, which she was unable to attend due to having to work as HannahMontana]]). Lilly might have her ditzy moments, but ''academically'' is of at least average intelligence.
* ''Series/ICarly'': The portrayal of BritneySpears expy Ginger Fox throughout ''iFix a Popstar'':
-->'''Carly:''' She should be here four hours ago!
-->'''Ginger Fox:''' You said 2 o'clock.
-->'''Sam:''' It's 6 o'clock!
-->'''Ginger Fox:''' Well, I didn't know if you mean o'clock AM or o'clock PM.
-->'''Sam:''' You're o'mazingly stupid.
-->'''Ginger Fox:''' What did she say?
** In the first season, Carly's friend Sam was cast as a dumb blonde like when, in ''iWin a Date'', Carly is telling Shannon everything and Sam still says "Shhh. It could still work," but as time went on, she became more lazy and less stupid.
* Goldie Hawn on ''RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''
* Loretta Tortelli on ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' is a well known example.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** The show set out to subvert this trope with the titular character; she comes off on first acquaintance as a stereotypical DumbBlonde, but turns out to be a clever, wisecracking ActionGirl. On the other hand, many of the villains and minor characters (most notably Harmony) played the trope straight; and Buffy herself, though savvy and intelligent, was a mediocre student (of course, she never had much time to study) and not nearly as brainy as her redheaded friend Willow.
** Justified as Buffy is more StreetSmart than Book Smart
** Glory from the fifth season is another example and also the BigBad.
--> '''Buffy:''' Spell it out for me. I feel an attack of [[LampshadeHanging dumb blonde]] coming on."
** Anne wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer in her early years.
* On ''Series/ThirtyRock'', BrainyBrunette Liz stands in contrast to dumb blondes Jenna and Cerie. Both Jenna and Cerie have [[HiddenDepths occasional flashes of being smarter than they initially appear]], but overall follow the trope.
* An unintentional but undeniable example is Claire from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', whose stupidity and [[MadeOfPlasticine inexplicable vulnerability to serious injury]] would've [[TooDumbToLive resulted in her death]] long ago if not for her HealingFactor. While she occassionally has displays of actual competance, they are undermined by frequent disasterous decision making, culminating most recently in [[spoiler: revealing the existence of the specials to the world on a whim, which has been shown (literally in previous seasons) to ''never'' end well]]. To be fair, almost ''no one'' on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' seems to possess the intellectual capacity to avoid making [[NiceJobBreakingItHero potentially world-ending choices]].
* Chrissy on ''ThreesCompany.'' Also, Cindy, later on. Terri was more or less an aversion.
* The "dumb blonde vs. smart brunette" trope is inverted in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' where the blond Sabrina is an intelligent, nice CoolLoser and the infamous AlphaBitch Libby has black/dark brown hair (though while Libby is not exactly a BrainyBrunette, she isn't particularly dumb either. She's just mean).
** In one episode, a cleaning spell goes wrong, resulting in the black-furred cat Salem turning white. The response:
-->'''Salem:''' I'm blonde! My IQ just dropped 20 points!
-->'''Zelda:''' (Indicating the three witches in turn, then Salem) [[BreadEggsMilkSquick Blonde. Blonde. Blonde.]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick ''Dead.'']]
-->(Salem jumps off the table)
** Another episode had Sabrina getting hit with an airhead virus that turned her into the stereotypical dumb blonde.
* Kelly Bundy on ''MarriedWithChildren''. In fact, this Trope shows up in the show ''a lot''.
* Well and truly inverted with Samantha Carter in the Franchise/StargateVerse (who isn't merely competent, but unquestionably TheSmartGuy).
** Later spoofed by Rodney [=McKay=]:
--> '''[=McKay=]:''' I wish I wasn't so attracted to you. I've always had such a weakness for dumb blondes.
--> '''Sam:''' (''Looks shocked for a minute, then glares'') [[PlotAllergy Go suck a lemon.]] (''Exits'')
--> '''[=McKay=]:''' Sexy. Very, very sexy.
* Also inverted in ''CSIMiami'', where brunette Natalia is less intelligent (relatively speaking) than blonde Calleigh.
* Completely inverted in ''{{Smallville}}'' with blonde Chloe Sullivan, who is easily the smartest recurring female character on the show and one of the smartest characters overall (though this might not be saying much [[IdiotPlot all things considered]]). Meanwhile, brunette Lana Lang is [[DamselScrappy definitely]] [[TooDumbToLive NOT]] [[BrainyBrunette brainy]] (despite what the writers would [[InformedAbility like you to think]]).
** The aversion is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when Chloe refers to herself as the "sharpest blonde you'll ever meet." However, her natural hair color was actually [[BrainyBrunette brown]].
* Amanda on ''UglyBetty''.
** Also, in ''YoSoyBettyLaFea'', Patricia Fernández (whose stupidity was in SmallNameBigEgo style) and Aura María (who was simply ditzy and a bad judge of character).
* Harmony on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
* Sketch actress Carol Wayne specialized in playing this type on Johnny Carson's ''[[TheTonightShow Tonight Show]]'', as with the Matinee Lady in the "Art Fern Tea Time Movie" routines. Even on those occasions when she chatted with Johnny "as herself", she affected this persona.
* Erica [[spoiler: the biological mother of Chandler and Monica's adopted kids]] and Rachel's sisters Jill and Amy from ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
** As well as Phoebe and Rachel themselves, to an extent.
* On ''Series/TheWestWing'', Lt. Jack Reese breaks a $400 ashtray (for submarines) to show Donna why it costs so much money. He wishes he hadn't done it and says to Donna (jokingly), "It's...'cause you're blond."
** As that quote implies, Donna neatly and completely subverts the trope through the entire series, often entering into heady debates with her boss and winning more than half the time because of [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass how smart Josh is about not-politics]].
* In ''That70sShow'', Laurie Foreman is a dumb blond; might also be considered the skanky blonde.
** There was also [[SweaterGirl Midge]] Pinciotti and Annette, played by guest star Jessica Simpson.
* Cheyenne and Barbra Jean from ''{{Reba}}'' both have plenty of "blonde" moments, though Cheyenne is pretty smart most of the time, whereas Barbra Jean embodies this trope to the point where most of the characters (usually Reba) make fun of her craziness and lack of intelligence.
* In ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', this trope was deliberately subverted as Ashley Tisdale was asked to dye her natural brown hair blonde so they could provide an inversion of the Dumb Blonde, Smart Asian stereotypes. As such, [[AsianAirhead London]] embodies every characteristic of the dumb blonde apart from the actual hair color while Maddie is a good student, very logical, and has the most common sense out of all the characters. One episode featured an alternate reality where things in the hotel were swapped around with Maddie being the heiress and London being the candy counter girl. Here, the trope was played straight with Maddie.
** Also is played straight with Zack but subverted with Cody.
*** Actually it's made pretty clear that Zack's bad grades in school come from just simple laziness and if he focused like Cody he would get just as good grades.
* Bridget in ''Series/EightSimpleRules''. She has quite a few ditzy moments, such as Kerrie banging on the table and Bridget answering the door to find nobody there and remarking that it keeps happening. Bridget is shown to be quite a capable girl when it comes to things she's interested in, such as fashion and boys, but she's definitely a little spacey.
* Phoebe in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' went blonde in the third season and, while she was already a bit of a ditz, whenever she had a moment, Prue or Piper would call attention to her being a blonde. Paige - the ditziest of the sisters - went blonde in season 6, but nobody ever referenced it.
** Billie sometimes uses ObfuscatingStupidity but, like Bridget above (played by the same actress), is shown to be capable enough.
** A season 6 episode had three evil blonde witches who were completely dim. Their entry in the Book of Shadows said there was no need to vanquish them because of how incompetent they were. One of them was indeed played by Jenny [=McCarthy=]
* Jessica Simpson portrayed herself as one of these in MTV's ''Series/NewlywedsNickAndJessica''.
** Really, Jessica has played one of these in pretty much everything she's done.
** Yeah, 'played'...
* On ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' in the 1980s, Victoria Jackson frequently played this type.
* Terri on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', as well as her sister Kendra. The other main blond characters, Sue and Quinn, meanwhile, have fairly normal intelligences. However, all of them follow BlondesAreEvil [[GreyAndGreyMorality to various degrees]]
** Brittany had difficulty finding her right arm...
*** What, you mean the square root of 4 isn't rainbows?
*** And then there's that one time where she took all of her antibiotics at once and couldn't leave the choir room...
*** Everyone thought Brittany went on vacation during the summer, but she was actually lost in the sewers.
*** Brittany thinks her cat is reading her diary.
**** She also got mad at it when she thought it had started smoking again.
*** Brittany doesn't brush her teeth and instead rinses her mouth out with Dr. Pepper because she thought he was an actual doctor.
*** She doesn't know how to read a calendar.
*** Will had to teach her the second half of the alphabet because she felt M and N were too similar and got frustrated.
*** More examples of Brittany's dumb blondness can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVAUaocY0ec here]].
** An AlternateCharacterInterpretation of Brittany is that she's not actually dumb, she's ''completely insane'' and everything she does and says would make perfect sense if you were under the same delusions that she is. This interpretation is the one held by Heather Morris, the actress who plays her.
* Played oddly straight (though possibly accidentally) on ''Series/RobinHood'' with the TooDumbToLive Kate. Even more strangely, the actress was a natural brunette. For them to have actually ''dyed'' a woman's hair in order to make her a blonde, and then portray her as such an idiot that there was serious fan speculation that she had a mental disorder, led to several UnfortunateImplications.
** But also several moments of unintentional hilarity: when the outlaws are about to be burnt at the stake, an angry crowd begins chanting "burn them, burn them!" Kate joins in, but is slightly out of sync. Obviously two whole syllables were a bit much for her.
* Rose from ''TheGoldenGirls'' is a rare senior citizen example.
** Demonstrated perfectly in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tOjEm0nnVE&NR=1 this scene]].
* Inverted on ''AllInTheFamily'', where blonde Gloria is very smart and her brunette mother Edith is a scatterbrained dingbat.
** Dick Casablancas is pretty much the epitome of a male dumb blonde.
* Angelina, the season 5 winner from ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver''. ''Any'' of the contestants with yellow hair could apply due to shocking ignorance about simple rules of the road, but how ''else'' do you describe someone who doesn't know ''how to get the gas cap off?'' Yes, that was shown, and yes, the door over the cap was open. She returned for the all-star season 9 along with season 6 runner-up Dale, with neither one having gotten any better.
* Detective Ishihara of ''Series/{{Trick}}'' is this in spades. The man is so off his rocker that he would have trouble holding down a job at [=McDonald=]'s, let alone become a detective with the Tokyo police, even if he's in a comedy series. Then, in the season 2 finale, when the cast goes to a forest that makes hair grow, his natural black hair grows back, displacing what must be gallons of bleach, and he not only becomes competent, but downright intelligent. One can only imagine he started bleaching his hair after becoming a detective...
* Both inverted and played straight with the titular characters on ''Series/HopeAndFaith''. Hope is blond, but has the most common sense out of anyone, Faith, on the other hand, fits the stereotype perfectly as she's so dense at times that she almost steps over the line into being an extreme [[TheDitz ditz]]. She's also a bit of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
* Serena van der Woodsen on ''GossipGirl''.
* Paisley in ''ANTFarm''.
* Taken to its logical extreme on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' when Micheal romances a beautiful blonde who, unbeknownst to him, is actually mentally handicapped.
* In season 1 of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'', Emma Nelson, while book smart, was introduced as lacking common sense and went on to be scatter-brained on multiple occasions and was always so narrow minded that she, in Sean's brother's words, would not understand that there are two sides to every story.
* Quendra on ''Series/{{Community}}''. It's made abundantly clear Jeff wants her in the study group only for her physical attributes.
* Inverted in GilmoreGirls with the intelligent and ambitious Paris Geller, who was played by actress Liza Weil who actually dyed her hair blonde to underline her character as a foil to Rory Gilmore, who, interestingly, is herself a BrainyBrunette.
* The producers of ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' manage to cast at least one ditzy woman in most seasons. They are usually, but not always, blondes:
** Subverted in Season 10, where the team of Dustin & Kandice, a pair of Beauty Queens (Miss California and Miss New York respectively), were immediately dismissed by everyone (fans and other teams) as dumb blondes, but then ended up being one of the most feared teams to ever run the race and even dominated a large portion of the All-Star season.
** Taken to new heights in Season 16, with [[BigBrother Jordan Lloyd]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww Caite Upton]].
** Subverted again in Season 17, with Brook, who, along with brunette Claire, were considered an airhead fodder team pre-race, but finished 2nd overall behind Doctors Nat (who was also blonde) & Kat.
* Penny from the BigBangTheory is one of these my comparison. She's not dumb (although she was in the pilot but that's pure EarlyInstallmentWeirdness), but is the only person of "normal" person amongst a group of friends that aside from her consists of all scientist. Not at all helped by the fact she frequently takes on the role of TheChick and enjoys reality TV. Subverted by Bernadette whom has a very KawaiiKo personality and occasionally comes across as slightly dense, but earns her degree in Microbiology over the course of the show.
* Jools from ''Faith in the Future'' is a rare male example.
* Amber from ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'' tends to lean towards this trope, though it's shown that she IS pretty smart when it counts, and has come up with many ideas including the formation of Sibuna itself. She might be a case of [[BrilliantButLazy Brilliant but lazy]] or more likely the [[GeniusDitz Genius ditz]] as she is shown to be very skilled in fashion and often mystery related topics as well.
** Mick also counts as this, but it's shown that he does have the ability to be smart and he does try, he just [[BookDumb struggles academically]]. When he does get help, his grades go up by a lot.
* Farrah Arnold on the short-lived WB sitcom ''Twins''
* One of Justin's love interests on the drama show ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''.
* Hanna on ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars''.
* Poppy on ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. Unusually for the trope her defining character trait is being an irritating MotorMouth - her being stupid is incidental.
* ''Series/MadMen'': Meredith, the SCDP/SC&P receptionist starting in Season 5, seems to have all the awareness and intelligence of a cinder block.
* Jill Monroe in ''Series/CharliesAngels'', particularly in early episodes. Although attempts are made to avert this by having Jill display unexpected insight and knowledge, there are still moments like in "Night of the Strangler" where Jill, for no reason whatsoever, asks about a suspect's astrological sign in the middle of a mission briefing (the same episode includes a joke that she's taking memory classes because she keeps forgetting things; Jill says she forgot to take the class). Jill (and her successor, Kris) also play up the stereotype as missions demand, as do (very rarely) Sabrina and Kelly as they attempt a "dumb brunette" variant.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Julie Brown's "'Cause I'm a Blonde".
--> I just want to say that being chosen as this month's Miss August is like a compliment I'll remember for as long as I can. Right now I'm a freshman in my fourth year at UCLA but my goal is to become a veterinarian 'cause I love children.
* Hoku's "Another Dumb Blonde"
* DollyParton has been quoted as saying that dumb blonde remarks don't bother her, "because I know I'm not dumb...and I also know I'm [[DyeHard not blonde]]."
** DollyParton's first hit song was also titled, "Dumb Blonde."
* Music/BridgitMendler mocks the trope in her song "Blonde."
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[[folder:Pinballs]]
* One of the characters in ''Pinball/AmericasMostHaunted'' is a blonde cheerleader who's too busy chewing bubble gum and videotaping herself to pay attention to the ghosts around her.
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* When Wrestling/JillianHall was in Ohio Valley Wrestling, she got breast implants and turned into a dumb blond, the storyline being that her implants leaked and the silicone went straight to her brain.
* In Wrestling/{{GLOW}}, the California Doll was portrayed as one of these.
* This is Little Jeanne's opinion of Brandi Wine. In fact her "[[SitcomArchNemesis hatred]]" is so great Jeanne applies this line thinking to all other blondes she meets, such as [[Wrestling/MollyHolly Mona]].
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[[folder:Radio]]
* The TropeCodifier for the ''[[BrainlessBeauty beautiful]]'' DumbBlonde might have been the enormously popular late 1940s/1950s radio sitcom ''Franchise/MyFriendIrma'' starring Marie Wilson as the very pretty but oh so dim Irma. The series would spin off into feature films, a television series in the early 1950s and a long running comic scripted by Creator/StanLee!
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[[folder:Theater]]
* Holly from both the movie and musical versions of ''TheWeddingSinger'' is both slutty and slightly dim, if sympathetic. However, in the original movie, Julia herself was intelligent in contrast to Robbie's stupid brunet ex, Linda. The musical reverses Julia's and Linda's hair colors, with Julia a BrainyBrunette[=/=]GirlNextDoor type and Linda an even bigger Dumb Blonde than Holly, and dabbling into BlondesAreEvil.
* Glinda from ''Musical/Wicked'' fits this trope, at first anyway. When Elphaba writes home and tries to find a word to describe her room-mate, all she can come up with is "blonde".
** In the song "Popular", however, she explains how her persona is actually hugely helpful, showing the first glimmer of how sharp her mind really is, which serves her well over the rest of the story's course.
--> ''Its not about aptitude/Its the way you're viewed''
--> ''So its very shrewd to be/ Very very popular like me!''
* Kendra from ''Theatre/{{Thirteen}}'' trusts people like Lucy way too much, which leads to her downfall near the end of the show.
* Billie in ''Theatre/BornYesterday'' isn't a complete airhead, but still lacking enough smarts that she needs help to not seem like one. Also when she's asked if she's happy right now, she says that all she ever wanted [[PrettyInMink was a mink coat, and now she has two]].
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Leave it to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' to make a DarkerAndGrittier example of the DumbBlonde. In this case, it's a male Chaos Champion named Sigvald the Magnificent. The guy is a magically beautiful, blonde mutant who is into every and any form of debauchery. The dumb part comes from him having the Stupidity rule, which is something that's usually associated with mindless creatures (even low IQ creatures like Orcs and Ogres don't get that). In Warhammer, stupidity means you can be so stupid that you'll actually stop moving or fighting in the middle of a pitched battle.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/VivaPinata'' has an item called the Weathergirl Wig. It's a blond wig. The description says, "It decreases the wearer's intelligence by 50%, but apparently, [blondes] do have more fun."
* Colette from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', hardcore [[TheFool foolish]] {{Pollyanna}} LoveFreak.
* Angel Trainee Flonne from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}''
-->'''Flonne:''' [[EstablishingCharacterMoment "Nice to meet'cha, I'm an assassin! ...Oops, I wasn't supposed to tell you that."]]
** Jennifer may look like this at first, but she turns out to be the HypercompetentSidekick instead.
* Miki Hoshii from ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster''. When she gets serious, though...
* Berri the Chipmunk, Conker the Squirrel's girlfriend from ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', was a stereotype of this trope. She couldn't recognize Conker when all he was wearing was a caveman's hat. She does disable an alarm system toward the end of the game, though I think it was part of the ''Matrix'' parody heist level; she and Conker were the only two in the room at the time to use for the cutscene.
* Candy from ''SpaceColony ''ticks all the boxes. Blonde? Yep. Cheerleader? Apparently. Obsessed with shopping? Yes. Dumb? Definitely.
* Rock from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon''. He's, well, dumb as a ''rock''. Muffy may count at times, but she's more naive than dumb.
* VideoGame/HarryTheHandsomeExecutive is a male IdiotHero example.
* Cassandra in the ''SoulCalibur'' series behaves in a slightly {{ditz}}y, clumsy, and purportedly cute manner. Her just as blonde older sister Sophitia, on the other hand, is quite a bit less silly...and also an ActionMom.
* [[WrenchWench Tess]] from ''JakAndDaxter'' acts like a typical ditzy yellow-haired bimbo, but she is a [[GeniusDitz genius]] when it comes to building weapons.
* Nell from ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Iris 3|Grand Phantasm}}'' is a classic example: [[TheDitz ditzy]], very busty, and [[TheFool quite foolish]].
* Tiffany Lords from ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'', who mixes this with GenkiGirl and SpoiledSweet...and a huge dose of ForeignFanservice.
* ''VideoGame/SepterraCore'': Inverted. Led, the only blonde in the team, is almost as smart as [[GadgeteerGenius Grubb]].
** Only female blonde. Of course, Corgan isn't particularly dumb either. The Chosen princess toys with this, though.
* Male example: Daisukenojo "Beat" Bito from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''. One particular example of this comes up when he [[spoiler: helps Neku out despite being a Reaper. When Kariya says that he is walking on thin ice, his response? "Shibuya ain't cold for ice, stupid!". Also, he doesn't realise that other characters are insulting him and mistakingly takes it as a compliment until Neku points it out, causing him to be genuinely shocked.]]
* ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: The Gears of Destiny'' has Yuri Eberwein, the blonde, {{Ditz}}y [[spoiler:[[PhysicalGod Sovereign of the Purple Sky]]]], a trait that gets remarked on by Kyrie in [[PlayableEpilogue Sequence X]] since she didn't expect her to be a natural airhead [[spoiler:in contrast to how fatalistic she was as the [[PowerIncontinence Unbreakable]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Darkness]]]].
* While, in her [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX original game]], Rikku was a subversion of this trope (being the party's [[TheSmartGuy Smart]] WrenchWench with a dash of TheDitz), the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 sequel]] [[{{Flanderization}} exaggerates]] her ditzy nature, turning her into this.
* In ''CorruptionOfChampions'', drinking Bimbo Liqueur will turn you into one. It's also possible to use Bimbo Liqueur to turn various [=NPCs=], for example Rubi and Sophie, into Bimbos.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': King Cailan, while not exactly ''dumb'', comes off as naive and overly idealistic at Ostagar, and Loghain has to handle the tactical planning for the battle. [[spoiler:His snarkier, more down-to-earth half-brother, Alistair, is basically a [[PaletteSwap Palette Swap]] with light brown hair and hazel eyes.]] His wife Anora [[TheChessmaster very]], [[ManBehindTheMan very]], [[TheHighQueen very]] much averts this.
* Noel Vermillion from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' combines this with HairOfGoldHeartOfGold and, strangely enough, FieryRedhead. While she's the most emotional of the Three Stooges of Torifune, she has to study extra hard to keep pace with her friends, and even then she tends to run on her impulses instead of thinking things completely through. Needless to say, this causes problems, and [[{{Jerkass}} Jin]] [[BadBoss Kisaragi]] doesn't help at all. But let's be fair to Noel; [[spoiler: [[YoungerThanTheyLook she's only five]] ]].
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* '' VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'': Youhei Sunohara arguably counts as a male example. Then again, he dyes his hair from its natural onyx to bright blond. When NOT blond, he is actually a very positively received person, but serves as the ButtMonkey most of the time WHEN blond.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Marzipan, that limbless GranolaGirl, from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''. Of course, the Old Tymie Marzipan may be smarter.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rsVWg7dl4k Vanderbroke]], a RichBitch who ends up losing her money and forced to make ends meet on her own.
* [[TheDitz Sis]][[AnythingThatMoves ter]] from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' would count as this to so many people. [[TheFaceless We don't see her with any hair]], but she wears yellow armor, so close enough.
* Barbie in ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'' is often depicted in the airhead stereotype, but given the metafictional aspects of the series (the characters know they're dolls, for example) this falls closer to the lampshading side of things.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Illumina in ''Webcomic/SidekickGirl''
* Carol in ''[[http://suburbantribe.net/ Suburban Tribe]]'' is actually a dumb ''redhead'', but because most of the comics are uncoloured, many new readers mistake her for a blonde. This has been lampshaded.
* Kim of ''[[http://thinks.com/family-fun/kim-and-jason.htm Kim & Jason]]'' may qualify, as despite being 4 years old, she once ran a presidential campaign with a toy skunk as her running mate.
* Gertrude from ''Webcomic/TheKAMics'', although WordOfGod is that if he knew she would end up that dumb, he would have given her another hair color.
* Susan of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is a heavy inversion. She is a natural blonde who dyes her hair black/blue/some dark colour and is, in fact, one of the smartest and most sensible people in the comic.
** However, a side character named Sandi is a straight example. The author has said that he doesn't feel particularly guilty about having her fit all the ditzy blonde stereotypes because she always seems to appear around perfectly intelligent blondes.
** Diane is a natural blonde and although a bit shallow and snooty, is clearly not dumb. [[spoiler:Being Susan's SeparatedAtBirth identical twin sister might have something to do with it.]]
* Inverted humorously in an early ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' arc. A blonde schoolgirl complains about all these "blonde jokes" to her (also blonde) friend and wishes that the non-blondes would be the stupid ones. She says this within earshot of a genie who's currently unable to ''not'' grant any wishes she hears. Ironically, this happens just as Anne (the RedheadedHero) has found a way to stop the mayhem...which she promptly forgets. Even further, Robin wishes to gain powers like Anne has to fix things, except her powers require she be a girl, also making ''him/her'' become a bimbo. Jason saves the day by wishing specifically to become a blonde.
* In the ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip ''The Start of Darkness'', when Xykon throws Lirian to the brain-eating zombies, he says that, being a blonde, she might not have brains enough for them.
** Elan would be a rare male version of the trope (a Dumb Blond).
* Oggie, a [[CuteMonsterGirl Cute Monster Boy]] in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', may fall into this category.
-->"You cannot possibly be as stupid as you act."
-->"Ken if I ''vants'' to be!"
** Also, see the time he tried to cover up for having knocked out Lars. He claimed that Lars had been hit by a falling brick and supported his argument by holding up a brick on which were written the words "I Hitt Mr Larz (Syned) A Brik".
** In all fairness, he's not like that because he's a blonde, he's like that because he's a Jager.
*** In all fairness, his two constant companions are also Jaegers, and though they have their moments, they find him idiotic enough to remark on it often.
* Tobi's whole schtick in ''Webcomic/TheRifters''
* In ''Webcomic/MisguidedLight'', Kerri, who has bleached blonde hair, is much stupider than her dark-haired sister, Terri.
* She's not actually dumb, but Cookie Jarr's extreme TotallyRadical "teen slang" speech patterns can give that impression to grown-up "squares".
* To a degree, Laura in ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}'', although it's partially just naivete about the lifestyle she's entering into.
* ''Webcomic/BirdBoy'': While part of Bali's problem may be his youth, he certainly gets himself into foolish trouble very quickly.
* ''Webcomic/{{Footloose}}'': [[http://www.footloosecomic.com/footloose/pages.php?page=13 I do not want to see you grow up as some blond idiot damsel in distress. which is frankly the way you're headed.]]
* Sarah from ''Webcomic/LasLindas'' hovers dangerously close to the line between this trope and being TheDitz.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'',
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-05-06 when the green succubus reads the rad fem books, the words that counter it include "dumb blonde"]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-03-11 the yokel who ridicules Satan and sells his soul]]. He learns EvilIsNotAToy.
* Cookie Jarr of ''Webcomic/JetDream'' isn't dumb, but might give that impression to people who aren't fluent in TotallyRadical.
* ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'' got "[[Franchise/DisneyPrincess The DinSea Princess]] visits" [[http://yafgc.net/?id=2200 arc]]... "There's no polite term for it".
-->'''Goldie''': Wow! Look at all the trees! I wonder, if this is the forest!
* Katie of ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'', who manages to pull the trope off despite being a [[FurryFandom dog]]. All of her fur is blonde.
* Invoked by [[http://lawofpurple.comicdish.com/index.php?pageID=371 ShiShi]] from ''Webcomic/TheLawOfPurple''. She's not actually dumb, although her cultural mindset and self-centered personality sometimes get in the way of thinking clearly.
* Amy Ravencroft of ''[[http://fourthfloorcomics.comicgenesis.com/ Life on the Fourth Floor]]'' combines this with ShamelessFanserviceGirl.
* One of the main characters of ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'', [[TheDitz Larima]] [[GenkiGirl Torbern]], is rather renowned for her beauty - and a ''lot'' of people certainly made [[BrainlessBeauty this assumption]] about her. However, they quickly find out that she's [[ObfuscatingStupidity a highly skilled]] [[MakingASplash Pacificator of Water]], who holds the [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass highest rank]] possible. Oh, ''and'' she's famous for her [[{{Ambadassador}} diplomacy skills]].
* In ''Webcomic/NineteenSeventySevenTheComic'', guitarist Jeff is the local example of this trope: amiable, attractive, friendly, but dim.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Sarah of ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' and ''WebVideo/LG15TheResistance'' is a subversion of sorts. While she can be pretty ditzy (e.g., holding maps the wrong way up), she also repeatedly shows herself to be competent, manipulative, and prone to being a DeadpanSnarker. She also frequently [[ObfuscatingStupidity plays up the "dumb blonde" stereotype to her advantage]].
* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'': Charlene Norris is a blonde and noted to not be particularly intelligent, having needed tutors to pass classes ''at all'' before (out of both said lack of intelligence and partying all night). She also has been shown to make very unwise decisions on occasion.
* Clarabelle of ''Roleplay/DisneyWorldOfWar'' is this, but she has moments of being a GeniusDitz when her brain decides to kick in.
* Side character Aiofe of ''Literature/NottingCove'' series.
* Aphrodite in ''ThaliasMusings'', full stop. But she does have a certain shrewdness to the matters of heart. For example, she can see right through [[BelligerentSexualTension Apollo and Thalia]].
* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', Valentin, the dumb CasanovaWannabe happens to be blonde. Likely done on purpose considering the guy playing him in the webseries version is actually dark-haired and wears wig for filming.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The Flesh and Thundergirl from ''Series/AllThat'', later ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'', and then ''ActionLeagueNow!''.
* Francine Smith from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. Well, shes not as much dumb as she is incredibly dull and boring.
* Courtney Gripling from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''. She's more of a BrainlessBeauty, but I don't remember the show mentioning how good a student she was. Ginger's friend Dodie is also a bit of a stereotype.
* Shriek from ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''.
* Dash Baxter and Star from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
* Brittany from ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', although she is smarter than her [[JerkJock Dumb Jock]] boyfriend, Kevin. (He's a brunet, for the record.) Brittany's stepmother Ashley-Amber as well, though a tie-in book mentions she's managed to learn joint-property laws without her husband knowing.
* Dee Dee from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' is a mix of this and {{Cloudcuckoolander}}...though she has her moments.
* Nazz from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' is this. She's a bit smarter than she appears, but that isn't hard.
** Let's not forget May Kanker of the Kanker sisters.
* Chester [=McBadbat=] and Veronica on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''.
* As is Jillian, Brian's ex-girlfriend from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
-->'''Stewie:''' Now, why in the world would you be embarrassed about dating her?
-->'''Jillian:''' Oh, my God, Brian, I was watching something on TV about this guy named [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler {{Hitler}}]] - ''[gasps]'' somebody should stop him!
-->'''Stewie:''' ''[to Brian]'' Are her parents brother and sister?
* Miss Information and Lucky Bob from ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}''
* Bubbles on ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}''
* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo''.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''.
* Melody Valentine on ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats''.
** She got her start as a comics Dumb Blonde.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'', Gunther Magnuson is helpful but easily distracted and confused.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Ron Stoppable is a variant. No, he's not nearly as intelligent (or coordinated) as his best friend/girlfriend, but he is at times remarkably GenreSavvy and resourceful. He's also a SupremeChef, which requires brainpower.
* Luann Platter, Hank and Peggy's niece from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. Though she didn't start off like that. And also Didi Hill.
* Portia Gibbons from ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB''.
** Millie Millerson, too.
* Posey in ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' acts like a [[GranolaGirl brainless, naďve hippie]] most of the time, but did show a startling flash of business acumen at least once.
** There's also [[http://missionhill.tripod.com/scripts/ep15.pdf this unaired script]], in which she [[TheChessmaster chessmasters]] everyone with [[BewareTheNiceOnes nigh-on ruthlessness]] in order to get her way.
* Nurse Bendy from ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' shows a more depressing side to the stereotype in Season 3, which reveals that she's [[ExtremeDoormat often mistreated]] (not to mention being possibly [[spoiler: sexually abused]]) for being a pessimistic dumb blonde. It isn't until she [[spoiler: is reunited with her equally unintelligent son, Joe]], that she finally finds someone who accepts her for who she is in quite a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] fashion.
** Although when she met her son, she told him she dyed her hair - it's really black like his.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Applejack is a kind of this. She's not by all means completely stupid, but she does have her moments, like whern she thought Big Macinotsh's math metaphor was using actual mathematics. Not the dumbest pony out there, but a bit spacey at times, especially compared to not only her brother but also her younger sister, who's TheSmartGuy of the Crusaders.
** Of course, she can't compare with [[AscendedMeme Derpy]], who is not just dumb, but also very klutzy and accident-prone. It just makes her all the more charming.
* The titular star of ''WesternAnimation/{{Pearlie}}''. Though she isn't dumb, but pretty gullible and optimistic.
* Bubbles of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' plays just about every blonde stereotype perfectly straight, being both less intelligent than the other girls, being more upbeat and having more fun, on average. [[CuteBruiser Of course, that doesn't mean she can't still be the heroine of the story.]]
** Bubbles appears to have gotten the short end of the subversion stick, as brawny Buttercup and brainy Blossom have hair to the opposite of their tropes...
** Bubbles' DistaffCounterpart Boomer is certainly a dumb blonde. Well, he's certainly a CloudCuckooLander and designated ButtMonkey, but he generally comes off as less intelligent to the other characters.
* To an extent, Mikey and Gus from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''. However, Mikey's more naive and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} than dumb, and Gus is just incredibly gullible and naive. The only real "dumb" member of the gang, T.J., is a brunette ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen Though some early drawings have him as a blonde]]).
* The Trope is Lampshaded by Harley Quinn in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', who denies being a dumb blonde, even telling Batman, "I'm not even a real blonde!" (Indeed, there are times when Harley seems to be ObfuscatingStupidity at least a little, and both fans and writers were originally divided on whether she earned her psychology degree or cheated her way through school in order to get it. Eventually, [[HarleyQuinn in her own series]] they settled on the former.)
* Bart Simpson of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', but at least he has an excuse. He has the Simpson gene, which makes all Simpson males stupid with age.
** {{Inverted}} with [[TheSmartGuy Lisa]], but one episode PlayedWith the idea--she joined the debate team, but nobody treated her seriously because of this trope.
** Played straight with "Miss Springfield", Mayor Quimby's recurring mistress.
* Sally Avril from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.
* ''StrawberryShortcake'''s Lemon Meringue (though more in the 1980s incarnation than in the later two).
* The time-travelling Renet from ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''.
* Lindsay from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' is pretty much the definition of this trope. And she isn't even naturally blonde...
** Geoff isn't exactly the sharpest crayon in the box, but he acts like this sometimes.
* Cal of ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'', a male example.
* Lemony from ''WesternAnimation/YakkityYak''.
* The version of Lola Bunny featured in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''.
* Stella in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' isn't that stupid, but she is shown to be really thick at times, and it is mentioned several times that she always gets the lower grades at school. It's implied that this is more due to her not taking her schoolwork seriously rather than that she doesn't know it.
* Madison from ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000''.
-->'''Photographer:''' Alright. Which one of you is the smart one?
-->'''Madison:''' [[InOneEarOutTheOther (while a butterfly flies through her entire head)]] [[IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance That's me!]]
* Konnie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'', although WordOfGod says she dyes her hair.
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