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->''"Meanwhile, at Supermodel Labs..."''
-->-- '''James Lileks''' ''Film/SpiderMan3'', Podcast/RiffTrax

Or, if you're feeling punny, a Test Tube Babe.

More a staple of movies (especially science fiction), but also appears regularly on TV. When a male protagonist needs to consult with or bring in an expert on some obscure and/or technical subject (poisonous orchids, particle theory, rare diseases, ancient languages, prehistoric sharks, whatever), said expert will turn out to be female, drop dead gorgeous, and, at twentysomething, conspicuously too young to have possibly earned the relevant academic degrees or otherwise accrued such expertise (often this is {{handwave}}d by mentioning at some point that she was a TeenGenius). Not all of these are required, but the general gist is good enough.

The reason why this trope is popular is because men want a woman who can tell them about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagrange_point Lagrange points]] and do a lap-dance. Preferably [[GeekyTurnOn both at the same time]].

If the word "model" appears anywhere on TheOtherWiki's entry on their actor, you're definitely dealing with one.

A Hot Scientist is frequently a HotLibrarian as well, and often ends up as a GirlOfTheWeek or TemporaryLoveInterest. Could be considered an evolution of the MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter, combining the scientist and his daughter into one character (although they tend to be sane). She may also be an ActionGirl in a BadassLongcoat.

Female protagonists, on the other hand, often get saddled with a HornyScientist. This trope seems to be increasingly less AlwaysFemale, however. In [[{{manga}} Japanese]] [[{{anime}} media]], especially the [[{{shoujo}} genres]] [[BoysLove aimed]] at a female audience, expect to see [[{{bishonen}} pretty boys]] with [=PhDs=] as well.

Please note that this applies to a character, not simply any hot actor playing a scientist, for the same reason RealLife examples are not listed here. Most actors are [[SexSells "hot" in the first place]], so it usually goes unsaid. You can have an attractive scientist ''without'' their hotness being a plot element in the work - that would ''not'' fall under "Hot Scientist".

Compare HollywoodNerd and NerdsAreSexy. See also HospitalHottie, FairCop.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Aria from ''Manga/RisingXRydeen'' is head lab chief for an organization that deals with superpowered humans. Her attire is a lab coat over a cleavage-revealing crop top and miniskirt. From the start of the series it's shown that she is very attractive as multiple men, including main character, gawk at her.
* In the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime, the third season villain Kaolinite, while more of an assistant than a scientist, spent a fair bit of time in a [[AbsoluteCleavage cleavage-y]] lab coat
* The ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' series has one of each gender. The first is alchemist Huey Laforet, whose looks are ([[IdenticalStranger quite literally]]) comparable to a {{Bishonen}} TeenIdol despite being a 240-year-old MadScientist. The second is the [[AllThereInTheManual light novel exclusive]] alchemist Renee, who also doubled as Huey's HotTeacher.
* Doctor [[ShoutOut Franken Stein]] of ''SoulEater'' combines this with MadScientist. Despite being CoveredWithScars as well as morally dubious at the best of times, he still manages to have at least one fangirl in-Universe. NerdsAreSexy indeed.
** It's also very heavily implied that most of his female students have crushes on him.
* Precia Testarossa of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. MadScientist BigBad [[spoiler:and former Chief Engineer of a power plant [[LoveMakesYouEvil before she went insane]]]] whose villain outfit comes with AbsoluteCleavage and shows off a lot of skin in general.
* Given the [[{{CLAMP}} art style]] of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', it's arguable that anyone in the show is technically more pretty than anyone else, but [[DarkSkinnedBlonde Rakshata]] definitely fits the bill, what with her showing off lots of skin, and having an ImpossibleHourglassFigure.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'''s, Aikuro Mikisugi is a scientist who once assisted Ryuko's father in researching Life Fibers. Aikuro's ''also'' a [[MrFanservice ridiculously over-the-top fanservice machine]] [[YouCanLeaveYourHatOn who can't keep his damn clothes on]]. The end result is exposition delivered by an eccentric {{Bishonen}} wearing little more than an [[NoShirtLongJacket open lab coat]] and [[LensFlareCensor conveniently-placed lens flare]].
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Maxine in ''SinCity'' is your standard Sin City woman with large breasts and is an evil scientist working for an assassin's guild to boot.
* Josie Beller, a.k.a. Circuit-Breaker, from Marvel Comics' Generation One ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' comic, was hired by G.B. Blackrock right out of high school to design what was then the world's most advanced automated deep-sea oil rig. When that was destroyed, and she herself paralyzed, by a Decepticon attack, she designed and built for herself a suit of {{Stripperiffic}} cybernetic PowerArmor so that [[KnightTemplar she could]] [[VanHelsingHateCrimes fight the Transformers]]. She was also the primary, and almost the only source of FanService in the whole comic.
* {{Viz}} featured a spoof science column by their sexy scientist Dr Verushka Vavavoom. She had a habit of spilling chemicals over herself while writing the column, and then asking the readers to hep her out of her wet clothes. But they'd have to promise not to look....
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[[folder:Film]]
* From the ''Film/JamesBond'' series:
** In ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', this concept is stretched to beyond credibility by introducing Dr. Christmas Jones, a twenty-something nuclear physicist with large breasts. Needless to say, she and Bond end up in bed together.
** There was also Dr. Holly Goodhead in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. The film ends with her and Bond becoming the first members of the [[ZeroGSpot 100-Mile-High Club]].
*** Memorably mocked in [[Magazine/{{Mad}} Mad magazine's]] ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' spoof:
---> "Expecting someone?"
---> "No, all us scientists dress in skimpy revealing nightgowns."
---> "But not all of them look like you do. Ever seen Linus Pauling in his nightgown?"
* In the 2007 ''{{Transformers}}'' [[Film/{{Transformers}} movie]], [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Maggie_Madsen the analyst]] who helps decode the alien data probably should do some modeling on the side. Though some might not notice her due to the high competition of [[HelloNurse Mikaela Banes]].
** Interestingly, WordOfGod says she actually DID do modelling work to put herself through college.
* The 2008 ''Film/IronMan1'' film features Tony Stark himself, who's a brilliant engineer and billionaire [[TheCasanova playboy]].
* In ''Film/FantasticVoyage'', Raquel Welch plays Cora Peterson, assistant to Dr. Peter Duval. She wears a lab coat for perhaps two minutes before spending the rest of the movie in a skin-tight scuba outfit.
* This type of character was a staple of the Attack Of The Killer Whatever "B" movies of the '50s. For example: Joan Weldon's character in the giant-ant classic ''Film/{{Them}}''; the daughter half of a father-daughter entomologist team, the first we see of her is a pair of shapely legs emerging from an airplane hatch.
* In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', we have Dr. Carol Marcus complete with a LingerieScene for extra fanservice.
* Marina in ''Film/LocalHero'', who actually has an excuse for wearing a bathing suit in the lab and in the field. PlayedForLaughs, for the most part.
* In ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', we have the highschool student Gwen Stacy acting as the head intern of one of the greatest scientist in the world. She is of course the only one wearing a mini lab coat allowing the viewers to appreciate her legs
* In the FantasticFour we have the twenty something Sue Storm acting as a brilliant scientist who is head of the Genetic Department for one of the largest companies in the world. She spends a significant time part of the movie in a skin tight suit and there is of course a lingerie scene
* ''Film/XMen'':
** Charles Xavier, in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', a very rare male version of the trope. He shamelessly uses his charm, looks and {{technobabble}} to pick up women at Oxford.
** Viper according to Logan in ''Film/TheWolverine'', who congratulates Yashida upon finding out she's his oncologist.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Creator/DianeDuane deliberately played with this, noting in the blurb for her ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''The Wounded Sky'' that the ''Enterprise'' crew are assisted by "a pretty alien scientist". What she conspicuously ''failed'' to note was that K't'lk, while indeed quite lovely, is also [[spoiler:a ''giant glass spider'']]!
* The backstory of ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/world/readfile?fk_files=1531850 Unwise Child]] by Randall Garrett has the robot scientists bring in a child psychologist to help them develop their latest AI. Precocious child, special schooling, early college and doctorate, beautiful skin, curves in all the right places, clear blue eyes, sleek red hair. She is the resident expert on that particular robot, and an assistant to the lead on the project.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' also has a periodic Hot Scientist, a forensic anthropologist that Grissom tries to call in to consult at every available opportunity.
** Lampshaded in the episode ''Two and a Half Deaths''. A TV producer who worked with a murdered sitcom actress visits the lab. After seeing several of the team he muses that there might be a market for a show about attractive people working in a high-tech crime lab.
* Subverted in an episode of ''{{Hustle}}'' in which the already-lovely Stacie, when impersonating a professor's research assistant, uses false teeth to give herself an unattractive overbite.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has used this trope multiple times.
** Liz Shaw wears knee-length boots and very short skirts, and also has doctorates in biochemistry and astronomy.
** The Doctor's companion Romana, despite technically being a psychologist and/or historian, fits this trope reasonably well, and her attractiveness is confirmed by [[NonHumanSidekick K9]] and later by the Doctor himself.
** Also, Peri is a botany student and is well known for her cleavage.
** River Song is no slouch in the sciences (she understands the TARDIS' physics) or the looks (she could fell an ox with that cleavage) departments.
* Jadzia Dax, though her talents seem to run towards the practical sciences, is nonetheless science-division teal (rather than engineering yellow) in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. She fully embodies the trope, being both physically attractive and (when she wants to be) sexually adventurous, that last being a gift from her (male) predecessor Curzon, who actually went OutWithABang.
** While she's not an accredited scientist, her big brain allows Seven Of Nine to function as ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'''s resident theoretical ''and'' applied physicist. Her big...[[UnusualEuphemism tracts of land]], on the other hand, allow her to function as eye candy.
* Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan in ''Series/{{Bones}}'' seems improbably young to be both an internationally known expert and a best-selling author of multiple novels. Bonus: She is also an expert in SpockSpeak.
** In the original novels, Temperence "Tempe" Brennan is somewhat older and only busts out the SpockSpeak when she actually needs it. Still hot, though. Judging from the author's photo on the dust jacket, this may be TruthInTelevision.
** Lampshaded once:
---> '''Brennan:''' I don't want to be the "sexy scientist"!
* Abby Sciuto from ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' is one badass PerkyGoth and hot lady who does [[{{Stripperiffic}} not do dress codes]]. She is called into the lab one night dressed as Creator/MarilynMonroe, straight from a costume party... now ''that'' is even hotter.
** It should also be pointed out that there is a dress code and she is expected to follow it. The director actually enforced it in one episode, then Abby complained to Gibbs about said enforcement, the dress code issue was never enforced on her again. Not from within, anyway.
* In the second season ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' episode "The Nowhere Affair", a THRUSH computer picks an [[BeautifulAllAlong ugly duckling]] sexy THRUSH scientist to seduce Napoleon Solo, in the hopes of reversing the EasyAmnesia that was induced when Solo took "Capsule B" before his capture by THRUSH.
* On ''QuantumLeap'', the most we hear of Project QL staffer Tina is Al talking about his latest sexual escapade with her. Indeed, when we first see her on screen, she looks and sounds like a typical bimbo. But she's no secretary; she's a Pulse Communications Specialist (whatever that is), and she definitely wouldn't be working there if she was a dummy. And let's not forget Dr. Sam Beckett himself. . .
* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' had a parody of the '60s ''ISpy'' show where the agents went to rescue a bikini-girl nuclear physicist from the Red Chinese. When they're informed by the bad guys that the girl they were after wasn't the real physicist, they reply that they knew it all along, because she wasn't sexy enough to be a nuclear physicist on a tv show.
* Mocked on ''Series/ThirtyRock'', when [[CloudCuckooLander Tracy]] tried to cheer [[OnlySaneMan Pete]] up (and possibly tempt him into adultery) by having a party in the office with a number of very attractive women. Upon hearing that he is a TV producer, one of the ladies begins flirting with him and says, "Really? I'm an actress. Did you ever see the movie Secret Touchings? I was a scientist in that."
* Cosmological physicist, Doctor Plimpton(Judy Greer), from TheBigBangTheory easily seduces three of the main characters and tries to start a four-way with them.
** There's also the male scientist, [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter David Underhill]], who works in the same department as Leonard and briefly dates Penny.
** Bernadette who wears normal clothes to work, but in recent episodes wears a lot of fanservicey clothes at home.
* Several valuable CONTROL-affiliated scientists on ''GetSmart'' (the first we see is the chemist Dr. Steele). This is explained by their cover - they're employed full time as ''showgirls'', and do their real work in a secret lab accessible through the backstage area of a theatre - often while rehearsals or shows are going on that they're ''in''. (The sheer RefugeInAudacity does work: that may be the least-broken cover CONTROL employees ever have in the series.)
* Samantha Carter of ''Series/StargateSG1'' in "Moebius, Part 2". Jack O'Neill (well, an [[AlternateUniverse alternate]] Jack, anyway) commented that he was definitely not used to such sciencey talk coming out of someone so hot. And she was in battle dress at the time! The "real" Carter didn't qualify nearly as often, since she was also a military officer and therefore spent a lot of time bloody and bruised, but when she did? ''Yowza!''
* In Episode 3.12 of ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''War of the Coprophages'', Mulder meets the charming scientist Dr. Bambi Berenbaum, whom he finds so attractive that he even ignores calls from Scully while in conversation with her. In the end, Dr. Bambi is seen flirting with the elderly, wheelchair-using Dr. Ivanov, both apparently enjoying the other's intellect in an apparent case of ''PairTheSmartOnes''.
* The Professor of ''Series/GilligansIsland'' is a rare male example, which the writers seemed to become aware of by the second season, [[ShipTease ship teasing him]] in one episode after another with each of the 3 female cast members and a guest star who fell in LoveAtFirstSight with him.
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[[folder:Magazines]]
* ''Annals of Improbable Research'' has an advice column by "scientist/supermodel" Symmetra.
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%%* "[[Music/ThomasDolby Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!]]"
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[[folder:PublicServiceAnnouncements]]
* In July 2012 the European Commission as part of a series of films attempting to encourage more women to consider careers in science published [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9349923/Science-girl-thing-video-branded-offensive.html Science: It's A Girl Thing]] which has three sexy actresses flouncing about a laboratory writing equations and playing with the balls from ball-and-stick molecular models coyly, juxtaposed with images of high heels and make-up. It quickly garnered a negative response on Youtube and amongst actual scientists on Twitter and was soon removed.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Joining the ranks of Hot Computer Scientists is Kamui from the ''Franchise/DotHack'' series, although she does more [[TheHunter exterminating]] than research... and all we usually ever see is her online avatar, though, in volume 3 of the .hack//Legend of the Twilight manga, there is a pin-up poster,.hack//Unplugged, showing her and all of the other main characters in real life.
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', we have Dr. Liara T'Soni, who becomes the ''Normandy's'' resident Prothean and archaeology expert and a potential love interest for Shepard. She's of the Asari race, who are considered the most beautiful race in the galaxy.
** In the second game, Dr. Mordin Solus is apparently considered one in-universe. As a Salarian, he has a very low sex-drive, but is nonetheless flattered that multiple species have frequently attempted to hit on him.
*** Not only that but Mordin is also pretty old for a Salarian (they only live to about 40). Then again, he doesn't look old to any human.
* Shalua Rui from ''[[VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus Dirge of Cerebus: Final Fantasy VII]]'' takes this trope to the point where she looks like a hooker in a white lab coat. In the freezeing rain, no less.
* Doctor Kleeya from ''Franchise/StarTrek Elite Force 2''. Even the NPC guarding her door admits that he can't concentrate because of her.
** Maybe because she is a homage to the TOS [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe babes]] (with normal skin though) Kirk used to get involved with. She also wears a specific designed [[TheissTitillationTheory outfit]].
* ''VideoGame/WildArms1'' has Emma Hetfield. Although fashionable since the original game's [[AllThereInTheManual artbooks]], she got a serious upgrade for [[VideoGameRemake Alter Code F]]; the clothes got tighter and briefer, and the game camera [[MaleGaze decided to show her off to best advantage]]. She subverts the ImprobableAge part, being canonically 39 years old, as well as living in a world where academics and engineering are passed down by apprenticeship.
* ''VideoGame/CustomRobo'' has Linda, who wears a short dress and ''fishnet stockings.''
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' has Naomi Hunter, who shows off copious amounts of AbsoluteCleavage. She also has an affair with fellow scientist Otacon (see: NerdsAreSexy).
* ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'': [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Eri Anzai]] is the world's foremost expert in ancient relics, and is especially famous for advancing the unique notion that the [[AncientAstronauts Mu and Atlantean cultures were in fact founded by aliens]]. When rescued by the protagonists, they see that Anzai is a stunning beauty even Daimoji is drooling. It's clear enough she's better off in your capable hands than in the clutches of the aliens who pilfered her from Osaka.
%%* The ''{{Halo}}'' series has Ellen Anders from ''HaloWars'' and Catherine Halsey (in her younger days).
%%* ''{{Pokemon}}'' has a few. Professor Juniper from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Black and White]]'', Colress from [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 the sequels]], and now Professor Sycamore from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY X and Y]]''.
* [[VideoGame/BioshockInfinite Robert and Rosalind Lutece]] were intentionally modeled on the ideals of commercial beauty at the [[EdwardianEra turn of the century]]: the Arrow Collar Men and Gibson Girls, respectively.
* Liara of ''VideoGame/WildStar'' is extremely attractive. Just check out those huge, fantastic [[LittleBitBeastly ears...]]
* Once you fulfull certain requirements in ''VisualNovel/AnalogueAHateStory'', you can change *Hyun-ae's outfit. This trope is one of the available outfits.
* {{Downplayed|Trope}} example: [[EnsembleDarkhorse Doctor Vahlen]] of ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown''. While she is an attractive woman, her work attire is refreshingly realistic.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Kiyohara Takako from ''{{Heliothaumic}}'' is a curvaceous Asian with the tongue of a sailor who teaches [[SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence A.I.]] as a Professor at Baisotei University.
* Cassie from ''Webcomic/TimesLikeThis'': While studying physics at MIT, [[http://timeslikethis.com/index.php?id=96 she works as a Hooters girl.]] 'Nuff said.
* Parodied in the 'Kitten' Story Arc of ''SluggyFreelance'', where the Hot Scientist character Dr. Haute-Sheik was constantly annoyed by people pronouncing her last name as 'Hot-Chick'.
* Amanda from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', is lusted after by her [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-01-26 employer]], [[HornyScientist Dr. Germahn]], and her [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-01-26 lesbian roommate and coworker, Lisa]], but continues to work on getting recognition as a scientist to prove she is not at Germahn Labs just for her looks. She even [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-01-26 formulates ''her own'' shrinking formula]] as part of that effort.
* Dr. Sonya Gannon, from ''Webcomic/{{Tetsuko}}'' is an OmniDisciplinaryScientist who is extremely busty and wears a red mini-dress under her lab coat which shows off a good deal of cleavage.
* Bob's girlfriend [[PunnyName Dr. Jean Poule]] from ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' frequently laments that her career is going nowhere, leaving her stuck teaching Bio 101 in a podunk little community college. But she did perform the experiment which accidentally produced Molly the Peanut Butter Monster. Although she's very pretty and very smart, she frequently gets [[OvershadowedByAwesome overshadowed]] in both areas by hanging around with [[MsFanservice Princess Voluptua]] and [[GadgeteerGenius Molly.]]
** Her ex-boyfriend Slick Simmons is a hunky mad scientist himself. Too bad he's a jerk.
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[[folder:WebOriginal]]
* The WhateleyUniverse has plenty, due to the Exemplar mutant power. In the [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] workshop there's Delta Spike and Bugs, both of whom are geniuses who happen to be among the hottest girls in a school full of superheroines.
* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' has Carlos, a scientist that has come to investigate the bizarre supernatural happenings in the town. He has been described as dark, with beautiful hair (so beautiful, the town's barber, Telly, has a DespairEventHorizon after cutting it), a strong jaw, teeth "like a military cemetery", and a voice "like caramel". Night Vale's local radio host, Cecil, [[LoveAtFirstSight falls in love with Carlos instantly]]. [[spoiler: And as of episodes 25 and 27, Carlos reciprocates.]]
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* As shown in the page image, April O' Neil from the 2003 series of ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' was one of these; being the first media adaptation to harken back to her original portrayal in the [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage Mirage comics]] (worked with Baxter Stockman right before he went openly evil), rather than a [[HotScoop TV news reporter]] like [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 every]] [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles other]] adaptation until that point.
* Scientist, Dr Vivian Porter from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' is both blond, highly attractive, and very competent. And used as [[AnAesop the aesop]].
* Lampshaded in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "The Greatest Story Never Told": BoosterGold saves the world with the aid of a hot scientist. He immediately states that this is the best possible outcome: the League is currently battling with an evil magician, so he is the only one who'll save the day and get the girl.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider-Man The Animated Series}}'' had Alistair Smythe, a wheelchair-bound roboticist. Just before he was turned into an incredibly buff mutant monster, it was revealed that he was an incredibly buff scientist when he was shown strapped naked to a mutant-creating machine against his will. He had a six-pack and surprisingly well-developed '''legs'''.
* ''EekTheCat'' parodied it in its SciFi parody, with Elmo having to choose between the plan of an Einstein-looking super-genius, or the plan of the Bambi twins, who had gotten a B+ in physics.
** Which turned out to be the best course, as the Bambi Twins actually turned out to be incredibly intelligent and came up with a competent plan to save the day.
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