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->''I got this black chick that don't know how to act\\
She's always talking out her neck, making her fingers snap\\
She says, "Listen, Jiggaman, I don't care if you rap\\
You better R-E-S-P-E-C-T me"''
-->-- '''Music/JayZ''', "Girls, Girls, Girls"

Since the era of Jim Crow and the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement, black people were more visible and could be more outspoken -- to a point, particularly if they were female. To illustrate this, sassy "{{Mammy}}" figures could scold the family they worked for and playfully berate their employers (so the authors could show that Blacks were not being oppressed). And because of the feminism movement, this was especially the case for black women. [[TwoferTokenMinority Combine these]], and you get the sassy black woman. It started with the heroines of {{blaxploitation}} movies, like ''Film/{{Coffy}}'' and ''Film/FoxyBrown'' (both played by Creator/PamGrier), and continued into the 1980s.

She's defined by her vivaciousness, humor and joie de vivre, and can make a good counterpoint to the more grim or snarky members of the cast. In complete contrast to her other variation, is not only a pleasure to be around, but is also so the go to girl for advice and help. These characters usually make good leaders, because though generally fun, insightful, they are still firm in decisions, trustworthy, and speak their minds. Also like the SpicyLatina, the character will usually be sexually liberated and have no qualms acting in a sexual manner, though usually in a less pronounced manner. The positive version is now portrayed a lot more than the negative version, mainly because of the UnfortunateImplications that portraying black women in only this way had. It's also rather common for the positive variant to be the OnlySaneWoman of a group, in which case her "sass" will be more like "[[DeadpanSnarker exasperated sarcasm]]".

The odds that she's a FagHag are directly proportionate to [[BigBeautifulWoman her weight]]. Arguably the DistaffCounterpart to the ScaryBlackMan, though she can be quite scary herself when pissed off. Might also be a white character's BlackBestFriend. Close cousin to the SpicyLatina.

There is a variation on this, more subdued but no less expressive: the regal DeadpanSnarker, who will often be well-spoken and articulate, with a more highbrow vocabulary and a regal, imperious manner of expressing herself, but still willing to toss subtle (or unsubtle) barbs and make herself heard. Perhaps the best known of this "African Queen" variation is the X-Man ComicBook/{{Storm}}.

Note that this trope might well be on its way to becoming a DiscreditedTrope - it's seen as stereotypical and lazy writing and people want to see minority characters given the same nuanced characterisation as anyone else.

!!Strong, Independent Examples That Don't Need No Trope! *snap*


* A fried chicken restaurant in Philadelphia invokes this trope by having the cashier be a sassy black lady who'll insult you if you take too long in ordering, amongst other things. The place has loyal customers, and tourists go just for the experience.
* Implied in a commercial for Little Caesar's, where an off-camera woman (probably the one facing away from the camera) certainly has the right accent and attitude.
-->'''Man:''' No calling... no waiting...? THERE'S NO RULES! ''[starts taking off shirt]''\\
'''Offscreen Sassy Black Woman:''' Put your shirt back on!\\
'''Man:''' ''[backpedaling]'' THERE'S ONE RULE!

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Chouchou, [[spoiler:Chouji's and Karui's daughter]], from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. She's half-AmbiguouslyBrown, FatAndProud, and quite sassy.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'': ComicBook/AmandaWaller.
-->'''Amanda Waller:''' ''[[[CrazyAwesome While threatening murderous convicts to back down]]]'' I am fat, black, and menopausal. You do NOT want to mess with me!
* ComicBook/{{Vixen}}, even on her worst days is a sassy, level-headed woman. Which led to interesting verbal conflicts with Amanda Waller, noted above, when they bickered at the time Vixen served in her Suicide Squad.
* ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'':
** One of Black Panther's Dora Milaje (personal bodyguards) was a Sassy Black Woman, introduced giving [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]] a CharacterFilibuster about social injustice.
** T'Challa's sister Shuri, and current Black Panther.
* Natasha Irons, Vaporlock, ComicBook/{{Steel}}'s niece.
* ComicBook/{{Ant}}, or possibly sassy girl, it is hard to tell.
* Misty Knight, mainly because of her no nonsense attitude.
* Anissa and Jennifer Pierce (Thunder and Lightning), the daughters of hero ComicBook/BlackLightning.
* Raquel Ervin, Rocket from ''ComicBook/{{Icon}}''.
* Bumblebee from ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' and ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol''.
* Agent 355 from ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan''.
* In the {{Anvilicious}} ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}: Seduction of the Gun'' one of the kids [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Tim]] befriends at the school he's infiltrating is a sassy African American girl who loves dance.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* [[TheVoice Honey]], Frozone's wife from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.
* Big Mama was an owl version of this in ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''. It helps that she was voiced by Pearl Bailey.
* The Muses in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' fit this trope: especially Thalia, the short comic relief.
* Rita the Afghan hound from ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''.
* The female cop from ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman''. [[BlackAndNerdy Salma]] could count too, but her sassiness mostly comes from her InsufferableGenius tendencies.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Creator/WhoopiGoldberg in many of her roles. ''Film/SisterAct'' for example.
* Any role played by Mo'nique. (Except in ''Film/{{Precious}}'', in which she won an Oscar for playing one [[PlayingAgainstType VERY SCARY]] EvilMatriarch.)
* Music/QueenLatifah in most of her roles. Hell, make that every female rapper who ever appeared in a movie.
* Inverted in the start of ''Film/LastHoliday''. Georgia Byrd is shy and timid, and it's her petite (white) friend, Rochelle, that is constantly trying to push her out of her shell with antics like yelling her crush's name across the department store. Once Georgia's CharacterDevelopment kicks in, though, this trope is in full swing.
* ''Film/{{Domino}}'' had a whole crew of bank-robbing sassy black women.
* The impound lot attendant in ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar''.
* As has ''Film/SetItOff'' (including Latifah again).
* This was played deadly straight with the health insurance lady in 2004's ''Film/{{Crash}}'' (played by Loretta Divine, another actress famous for this role). Granted, the way the racist policeman treated her, this wasn't "sassyness" so much as perfectly reasonable behavior. However, even the most enlightened viewer couldn't help but wince at the name "Shaniqua Johnson".
* Wanda Sykes in any role she's ever played. Unfortunately, she's a lot like this in real life as well.
* Abernathy and Kim from the latter part of ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}: Death Proof'' qualify, Kim more than Abernathy. And Jungle Julia.
* The 2008 drama ''Fireproof'' has an entire posse of these characters working at the hospital. Of course, they spend an inordinate amount of time gossiping about the (white) heroine's love life.
* Effie White in ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}''
* The Chorus Girls from ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', and their {{Exp|y}}ies, the Muses in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
* The Dynamites and Motormouth Maybelle from ''Film/{{Hairspray}}''. Extra points since the latter is played by Queen Latifah in the latest film.
* In ''Film/NationalTreasure'', Abigail meets one while hiding from a goon.
* Possible early example: Annie the maid in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', who certainly wasn't shy about speaking her mind. "I heard it; it's about time one'a you lunkheads SAID it!"
* Mammy, as played by Hattie [=McDaniel=], from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. She does such an awesome job as Mammy that she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar that year. What a character.
* Hattie [=McDaniel=] reprised that exact role for ''Film/SongOfTheSouth''.
* ''Film/JackieBrown'', by Creator/QuentinTarantino. The film is a [[GenreThrowback throwback]] to movies like ''Film/{{Coffy}}'' and ''Film/FoxyBrown'' and also stars Creator/PamGrier as the epononymous Jackie Brown.
* Creator/RosarioDawson has been called by some the Y-Generation's Creator/PamGrier.
* Terry from ''Film/AngelsRevenge''.
* Dre's mother in the remake of ''Film/TheKarateKid2010''.
* Creator/TylerPerry's Madea.
* Ronnie's wife in ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater''.
* An odd variation, in ''Film/PsychoBeachParty'' Chicklet's second SplitPersonality is one of these... even though Chicklet is a white surfer chick.
* ''Film/{{DEBS}}'' has the team's leader Max.
-->'''Max:''' Who's your best friend?\\
'''Amy:''' ''You'' are my best friend.\\
'''Max:''' And what did I say to you the very first day at the Academy?\\
'''Amy:''' That's my bunk, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]].
* Maggie from ''Film/Thir13enGhosts'', who spends most of the film being a complaining and ineffectual baby sitter but accidentally saves the day in the end.
* Most of character actress Jennifer Lewis' roles fall into this category.
* Jesus's girlfriend Chita in ''Film/NextDayAir'' is this trope crossed with SpicyLatina.
* Trixie's maid Imogene in ''Film/PaperMoon'' is a subdued example; while she won't sass Miss Trixie to her face, she doesn't hesitate to perform small acts of subversion, such as recklessly tossing the bags right after Trixie warns her to be gentle with them.
* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'': The trailers suggest Patty Tolan (played by comedian Leslie Jones) is one of these. This didn't go down too well -- the UnfortunateImplications of having the three white actors play highly qualified scientists and making the sole black character this lazy stereotype caused a backlash before the film was even released. Thankfully, it turned out to be an example of NeverTrustATrailer. Patty isn't much snarkier than the other characters, and her encyclopedic knowledge of New York landmarks is invaluable when ghosts are running around, allowing her to become the Ghostbusters' resident HauntedHouseHistorian.

* Mammy from ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'' is awfully outspoken, especially considering the fact that ''she's a slave in the first part''.
* Topsy and Cassy from ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin''.
* Lula in the ''Literature/StephaniePlum'' novels is a fellow bounty hunter. She's a larger woman who wears tight, brightly coloured spandex, and tends to provide running commentary on what's going on. Her attitude can annoy Stephanie at times, but she's always there when the chips are down.
* OlderThanPrint: Perhaps the most unlikely example of this is the eponymous Brunhild the Moor, official prosecuting attorney for the goddess Venus, in a [[TheLateMiddleAges 15th century]] German poem, ''Die Mörin'', who spends most of the poem shamelessly abusing the author-hero, Hermann von Sachsenheim.
* Jessica in the ''Literature/BetsyTheVampireQueen'' series. Also the heroine's BlackBestFriend.
* Ray Epps' wife in the novelization of ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen]]'' fits this. Also a bit of a CrowningMomentOfAwesome in that she managed to get the good guys a piece of very vital, hard-to-relay-without-getting-caught information under the guise of wanting her husband to pay for plastic surgery.
* Kyra Davies from the ''AllysWorld'' series fits the trope, but is portrayed almost unwaveringly positively.
* Ardelia Mapp: Clarice's roommate at the FBI Academy in ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''
%% * Shaunee and Kramisha from ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheJeffersons'': Florence Johnston (Marla Gibbs), who was outspoken and not afraid to speak her mind ... especially to her boss, George. Much of the humor came from the chemistry between Sherman Hemsley and Gibbs. To a lesser extent, Louise (Isabel Sanford) also stood her ground, particularly to George.
* Rebecca De Mornay on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}.'' It seems Jerry wanted to make the show more gangsta in later seasons. Her comedic threats are played off comedy.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'':
** A skit about ''Series/TheView'' where "Barbara Walters" was calling out all the stereotypes that the hosts fit into. Star Jones was "a sassy black woman like I've seen on TV."
** Creator/MayaRudolph, a cast member from seasons 25-33, has been known to play this type of character. She tends to go beyond merely being "sassy" and just be downright rude.
** Leslie Jones, who joined the cast in Season 40, seems prone to playing this. One sketch features her as the trash-talking manager of a Sprint store, and Creator/LouisCK as an employee she catches mocking her. CK tries to keep his job by pretending that he ''always'' talks like that. [[spoiler:After he keeps this front for six years, Jones confesses to him that she's not really ''that'' sassy, but put on an act to pass the interview. CK proceeds to confess that he doesn't really talk like a sassy black woman, either. Jones then reveals that she really ''is'' a sassy black woman, and since CK confirmed her suspicions that he was only mocking her, she boots him from her store.]]
* ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' further combines this with SassySecretary, and Nina is the result.
* Tara, the BlackBestFriend from ''Series/TrueBlood''.
* ''Series/NoahsArc'': Similar to the Lafayette example above, the feminine, outspoken, sassy Alex fits the trope flawlessly.
* Deputy Raineesha Williams from ''Series/{{Reno 911}}''
* In ''Series/UglyBetty'', Ignacio's case worker is a sassy black woman who falls in love with him, much to his chagrin.
* Mahandra from ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}''.
* Harriet Winslow, the elevator operator, in ''Series/PerfectStrangers''. ''Series/FamilyMatters'' was originally supposed to be a show centering on her, since she was a particularly popular Sassy Black Woman. [[SpotlightStealingSquad It]] [[AscendedExtra didn't]] [[ExtravertedNerd work]]. Seems to be a family trait, because both Estelle Winslow ("Mama" Winslow) and Laura are textbook examples of the Sassy Black Woman Syndrome.
* Patti in ''Series/EliStone'' (also a SassySecretary).
* Willona Woods of ''Series/GoodTimes'' - the TropeCodifier.
* Helen of ''Series/DrakeAndJosh''.
* Nurse Laverne Roberts of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. (mmmmmmmhmm!) Invoked and discussed in "My Best Friend's Mistake" when [[SpicyLatina Carla]] and Laverne lecture J.D. on why he is not allowed to give attitude.
-->'''Carla:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueygWycRrWg First, you do the head, then you do the finger, then you talk through the nose...and then you give a lot of attitude. That's how it works. But if you're not from there, you don't understand, so I'm not gonna even 'axe' you-]]
* Rochelle, the mom, from ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris''. Tichina Arnold's character on ''Series/{{Martin}}'' was pretty much the same.
* Heylia in ''Series/{{Weeds}}''. One episode begins with her busting Conrad's balls about something and segues directly into Nancy lecturing Shane. It's made clear that Heylia gives Conrad less space than Nancy gives Shane, even though Shane's eleven and Conrad's a grown man.
* Original Cindy on ''Series/DarkAngel''.
* The Chief from ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego'' is a non-JiveTurkey-ing version of this. Lynne Thigpen was ''good''.
* Rosita from the 2008 ''Series/DoctorWho'' Christmas special "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor The Next Doctor]]".
** Queen Nefertiti from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship Dinosaurs on a Spaceship]]" is a more regal example, but can hold her own with the Doctor and the Ponds in the banter department.
* Destiny in ''Series/OneLifeToLive''; one of the more positive examples as he was introduced as a {{Foil}}/girlfriend for Matthew just as he's going through a ''very'' grim plotline.
* Prosecutor Caroline Julian on ''Series/{{Bones}}'', in all her scene-stealing glory, is very much this.
* Saaaaaandra Clark on ''Series/TwoTwoSeven''.
* Regina and Lovita on ''Series/TheSteveHarveyShow''.
* Mercedes, of ''Series/{{Glee}}''.
-->'''Mercedes:''' [[LampshadeHanging Why does everyone assume I'm angry all the time? It's called being sassy.]]
** Also Unique.
* Bunifa Latifah Halifah Sharifa Jackson on ''Series/{{MADtv}}''
** The hosts of ''Reality Check'' and the mother from ''That's My White Mama''.
* Rose, of ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
* Two episodes of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' feature "Dr" Mary Thomas, initially hired as a part-time producer for Frasier's own show but whose witty interruptions, humorous asides and home-spun wisdom quickly come to dominate his show. Much mileage is wrought from Frasier's procrastination over putting a stop to this as he's terrified of being thought of as racist.
* Clarice from ''Series/BostonLegal'' - even though Clarice was just a persona (and costume) adopted by super-shy ''man'' [[WholesomeCrossdresser Clarence]], Clarice was pretty much a stereotype of a sassy black woman.
* Shirley in ''Series/{{Community}}'' (when she's not [[GlurgeAddict overdosing on cute]]). Unlike most Sassy Black Women, she's quite well-rounded (especially for a half-hour SitCom). Referred to as such in S01 E22 . "Oh No! Sassy Black Schmitty is out of the group"
-->'''Dean:''' Shirley. The voice. Can you make it more... I thought it would be more sssss... what's another word that means more "happy threatening?"\\
'''Shirley:''' The word he's looking for is "sassy." He better pray he don't find it."
:: Honestly, while she does have her moments of sassiness, mostly in the [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness beginning of the first season]], she's usually non-confrontational/passive aggressive. Her defining traits are that of a StepfordSmiler with a HairTriggerTemper.
* Angie, Tracy Jordan's wife on ''Series/ThirtyRock'', is one in spades.
* For Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack, it flips back and forth between Taystee and Black Cindy.
* Marion Moseby's niece Nia in ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.
* Roxy from ''Series/HannahMontana''.
* Judy, Robert's partner on the police force in ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', is an example of this trope.
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' had Sharona get a friend from her creative writing class to replace her temporairly while she [[ItMakesSenseInContext was suffering from a murderer's plot to make her think she was crazy]].
* Basically everyone on ''Girlfriends'' at one time or another, but mostly Toni.
* Mrs. Freeman, Will's boss' [[SassySecretary secretary]] on ''Series/WillAndGrace''
* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'':
** Aunt Viv, although more [[TheOtherDarrin when she was played by]] Janet Hubert-Whitten than when she was played by Daphne Maxwell Reid.
** Never as much as her sister Helen, played by Jenifer Lewis:
--->'''Aunt Janice:''' ''[about her white fiancé]'' I guess I was hoping... no-one would notice?\\
'''Aunt Helen:''' Honey, who'd you think you was bringin' him home to, Stevie Wonder?
* Roz of ''Series/NightCourt'' partially subverted this, being, basically the [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Woman]]. She was more of a DeadpanSnarker, but could be quite sensitive and shy compared to Cloudcuckoolander Bull.
* ''Series/TheParkers'' are made of Sassy Black Women.
* From what little we see of Doakes' family (his mother and sisters) in the TV version of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', they're ''all'' sassy.
* One of the earliest examples on TV was Geraldine Jones, a recurring character played by Flip Wilson (in drag) on his [[TheSeventies 1970s]] sketch comedy show. She originated the expression "What you see is what you get."
* Tasha Mack on ''Series/TheGame2006''. In a rare display on this trope, she's repeatedly called out and mocked for her behavior. Though everyone who does is only doing it in jest, there is at least one example of her sassyness causing her multi-episode relationship to fall out. Tasha Mack is easisly the most negative version of this trope there is. Not only is she loud, she's also negative, jeolous, profane, ignorant, racist, over bearing, and generally a [=Bitch=], as stated above.
* Maxine, Khadijah, and Regine, from ''Series/LivingSingle''.
* The black women on {{Reality Show}}s tend to be of this variety, ''especially'' those on Creator/{{MTV}}. Unfortunately, it's annoyingly hard to find black female roommates/contestants who ''don't'' fit this stereotype.
** Gladys from ''Series/RoadRules: Latin America'' stands out in particular, as she was booted early in the show for fighting.
** Alicia Calaway from ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' is a notable example. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl94fj2nHZo This famous scene]] pretty much exemplifies her sassiness.
** Other ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' alums of note include Sherea of ''China'', Ghandia of ''Thailand'', Candace of ''Tocantins'', Yasmin of ''Samoa'', and three-time competitor Cirie, though Cirie tends to be portrayed more often as friendly and sweet but quippy than outright sassy, and is also given considerable character depth.
** Naonka of ''Nicaragua'' is one of the extreme negative versions, having taken an instant and vocal (to the ConfessionCam) dislike to Jud (dubbed "Fabio" by his tribe, a male DumbBlonde but a nice guy) and Kelly (who had her leg amputated at birth).
** Not every black contestant on ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' is sassy, but there's at least one in each season who is [[note]]Except Season 6, where Vivacious was mostly good-natured and Trinity K. Bonet's sass was limited to her rivalry with [[SpicyLatina Bianca Del Rio]][[/note]]. One of the most memorable is Season 4's Lashauwn Beyond. She may have been eliminated in the second episode, but not before giving this now-classic line:
-->"[[ImNotHereToMakeFriends I'm not here to be best buddies]], bitch! This is not [=RuPaul=]'s ''Best Friend'' Race!"
* Mother and daughter Mary Lou and Ivy are both Sassy Black Women on ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' though Ivy has a bit of an edge on her mother since Mary Lou likes jigsaw puzzles and likes to sing "Row Row Row Your Boat" in German.
* Cheryl, Kenan's mother on ''Series/KenanAndKel'' is fairly mellow but she shows signs of this in the episode where Chris moves into the house.
* Rocky on''Series/TheNewNormal''.
* Raven from ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' though it got cranked UpToEleven when she guest starred on ''TheSuiteLife'' as the same character. Loca from Alana's GirlPosse manages to be both this and a BrawnHilda as well.
* Dr. Curtis Brumfield from ''Series/BodyOfProof'' is a Sassy Black ''Man''.
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'':
** Dr. Lanie Parish is very much this.
** In "Kill the Messenger" we get a grandmother who's this.
* ''Series/MondayMornings'': One PatientOfTheWeek from the pilot episode is an obese black woman, and very outspoken, sometimes downright rude. It seems she's a hypochondriac and a chronic complainer, but Dr. Napur, who is a surgeon and doesn't really have to deal with this case, pushes doctors into other tests or looking for possibilities. The sassy patient was indeed seriously ill. She thanked Dr. Napur for saving her life before the surgery, but was as outspoken and rude-ish as ever.
* Donna on ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''.
* Belma Eugene Buttons and Tovah [=McQueen=] in the "Reality Check" sketch on ''Series/MadTV''.
* Liberty Washington from ''Series/MyNameIsEarl''. Justified, as she is an {{Expy}} of [[spoiler: her half-sister]] Joy. Liberty also exploits the trope: she is an aspiring pro-wrestler, and uses the trope as part of her {{Kayfabe}} persona. (Cue CrowningMomentOfFunny when Earl is helping Randy to rehearse his lines by reading off Liberty's lines.)
** Earlier, one of Joy's neighbors, who warned Joy about ThePeepingTom terrorizing the trailer park, and smashed her potted fern on Donny's head when he was mistaken for the culprit.
* Shirley from ''Series/MadMen'', Peggy Olsen's new secretary who shows up in Season 7.
* On ''Series/BlueBloods'', Danny Reagan's replacement supervisor (after Sgt. Gormley is promoted to a position in Frank's office) at the 54th Precinct Detective Squad is one of these in the form of Lt. Dee Ann Carver, played by [=LaTanya=] Richardson.
* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': Given her voice and personality, Queenie Sweet Potato comes across this way, though she's [[AnthropomorphicFood an anthropomorphic yam]].
* In ''Series/CapeTown'' Betsy, the office worker at the precinct, chews out Snook after his incredulous question whether a prostitute can be raped.
* Ruby from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' doesn't ''usually'' qualify, but she briefly [[DemonicPossession possess]] an African-American maid in "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and her natural sass comes through. HilarityEnsues.
* Yolanda the house keeper from''Series/YoungAndHungry''. She is a large, black woman with a large amount of sass.

* The band role of Scary Spice aka. Mel B of the Music/SpiceGirls.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* [[Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} Jacqueline Moore]], when she actually spoke, managed the cigar smoking, beer chugging, poker playing [[Wrestling/RonSimmons A]]P[[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield A]] and joined in just as well. In Wrestling/{{TNA}} she was also with their carbon copies [[Wrestling/JamesStorm Beer]] [[Wrestling/BobbyRoode Money]] Inc.
* [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore Jazz]], who was inspired to become a wrestler after watching Jacqueline and was just as hammy and sassy.
* Sharmell Huffman, Wrestling/BookerT's wife, was this in her initial {{face}} persona. "Can you dig it, sucka" sounded so much better when coming out of her mouth. This made it all the funnier when, after Booker became King of the Ring, the two of them tried to pass themselves as {{Upper Class Twit}}s.
* [[Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam Shelton]]'s momma. She was pretty subdued when WWE showed vintages of Shelton Benjamin's past growing up in a crime ridden area and his All American victories wrestling in the NCAA but [[ThreeMonthRule when she became an onscreen "character" in 2005]], she was loud, boastful and constantly brow beat Shelton for all his shortcomings.
* "The Queen Of Philly" Sienna Duvall, or back when she was really high on herself, ''Simply Divine''. She loves her voice almost as much as she loves beating "[[RealWomenDontWearDresses divas]]" so expect to hear a lot of it.
* [[Wrestling/KiaStevens Amazing Kong]] is silent more often than not in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, Wrestling/{{TNA}} and Wrestling/{{WSU}}, for sample. In many other promotions she only spoke Japanese. Her first and especially her [[Wrestling/FightingOperaHustle HUSTLE]] [[TheGimmick gimmick]] were just goofy, but sometimes, such as in Wrestling/{{N|ational Wrestling Alliance}}WA\[[Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1 Zero 1]], she was very much this trope, even starting a political campaign to get an NWA World Heavyweight Title shot, arguing that being a woman was the only reason she wasn't immediately considered. Her sassy black woman side came back out in SHINE after she saw Jazz get screwed out of a Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} title match.
* Wrestling/{{Naomi}} Night in WWE's FCW revival. On NXT season 3 she went so far as to call out Michael Cole. On ''Series/TotalDivas'', she fits the bill of the OnlySaneMan variant - as the most level-headed member of the cast.
* Wrestling/BlackRose in the WWC, during 2010 with Los Fugitivos De La Calle anyway. Since being hand picked by Vinny Vice in the Pro Wrestling Syndicate La Rosa Negra showed ''heavy'' shades of it, having a put down or quip for almost anything that comes up, which at times have also been seen in her Wrestling/{{N|ational Wrestling Alliance}}WA run.
* Epiphany was more of a cackling brute, condescending bully in Ohio Valley Wrestling or a no nonsense wrestler after a HeelFaceTurn, but became a straight as imaginable example whenever she had to deal with the antics of her boyfriend, "[[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy white kryptonite]]" Eddie Diamond, in public.
* {{Wrestling/Layla}} was occasionally portrayed as this, although not often. Firstly due to her being Moroccan and Spanish (not to mention English) and secondly due to her finding more affinity as a hammy ditz.
* Nina Monet was initially a sweet Georgia peach, but a combination of getting knocked around in a dangerous business, and spending too much time in [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] changed her into a brasher, more confrontational and more sarcastic woman. In LLF she [[ToxicFriendInfluence turned another]] sweet type, "Superhero" Aja Perera, into one too, becoming their first successful use of ForeignWrestlingHeel since [[Wrestling/SaraDelRey American Angel]] in the process.

* ''The Kevin And Bean Show'' has Ralph Garmin playing a recurring character called Laquisha, a sassy, middle-aged black woman who reviews reality television shows. She basically expresses whatever Ralph's actual opinions are on the show, skewering the banal production and idiotic people, but with a funny voice.

* Bloody Mary from ''Theatre/SouthPacific'' is an example of this trope before it became popular. She speaks in YouNoTakeCandle, but she's very ''spunky''! The character is ''supposed'' to be Polynesian rather than "black", but the role is often given to an African-American actress because in the US at least those are easier to come by.
* Queenie from ''Theatre/ShowBoat'', originally portrayed in blackface.
* Maria from ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess''.
* ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'' has three of them, Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon, who serve as the show's GreekChorus.
* Sophia from ''Literature/TheColorPurple''. She even has a song titled "Hell No!"
* Sister Chantelle from ''Theatre/BareAPopOpera'' The Virgin Mary who is also portrayed by her is played as this as well.
* In ''Theatre/ShrekTheMusical'', Dragon's singing voice often sounds like one.

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* ''VideoGame/ToejamAndEarl III'' features Latisha, who's a Sassy... Blue Alien, which is close enough, since she's from a planet whose [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is Funk/Hip-Hop culture.
* Rochelle of ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''.
* Sagitta Weinberg/[[DubNameChange Cheiron Archer]] from ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove So Long, My Love]]'' can be this at times.
* ''VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' has Ellen, whose [[TotallyRadical sassy vernacular]] creates considerable cognitive dissonance in an incredibly bleak game about the end of the world. When confronted with a disembodied jumpsuit taking on the identity of her former rapist, Ellen calls him a "muthuh" and punches him out, to considerable {{Narm}} effect.
* In ''VideoGame/BatenKaitosOrigins'' [[VoiceOfTheLegion Half]] of Guillo's voice is composed of one, the other half being a Creator/SamuelLJackson sound-alike. This works rather well for Guillo's near constant snark.
* Jade from ''Videogame/MortalKombat'' can be a variation of this, especially in the ninth installment.
** [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX Jacqui Briggs]] is practically made of sass.
* Taye and her sister Li'l T from ''VideoGame/DanceCentral'' and its sequels.
-->'''Taye:''' A'ight, whatevah. But ours ''was'' better.
* ''Action Girlz Racing'' has one, called Latisha. [[WebVideo/VineSauce "Move ovah, sista"]], indeed.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''Machinima/KeishaFabo'': Keisha Fabo and Breadquanda are incredibly sassy.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Tigerlily Jones in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse''. "When she goes into the truck, she's in Institute Grey. We let her out, she's Film/FoxyBrown. We have no idea how."
* Lenora of ''Webcomic/BlackAdventures'' managed to ''scold a [[OlympusMons legendary Pokémon]]'' into a HeelFaceTurn.
* Mammy Serol of ''Webcomic/EndOfInfinity''.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/user/auntyfee/videos Auntie Fee]].
* Chaka of the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', who fits the positive example described above to a "T". And her mother. And her grandmother.
* The titular bear in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB1G8YF-B4Y the second]] of the two infamous Purity Bear videos.
* Parodied by web-comedian Pia Glenn in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd9CIP_5wNc this skit]].
* The "Oh, ''hell'' no!" lady, a RunningGag in WebVideo/{{Smosh}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D_xPnq6onE&feature=kp If Movies Were Real 2]].
* Discussed on the [[https://youtu.be/ProEYXRBd2s ''Stereotypology'']] series from Stuff Your Mom Never Told You, this trope is discussed as very inconvenient at the least at when it comes to Black women getting to be taken seriously and the label is often slapped on any Black woman, whether fictional or real.
* This Buzzfeed article discusses why there isn't such a thing as a [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/tracyclayton/angry-white-women#.oxrnvNGKv Sassy White Woman]], especially since white (and one half Puerto Rican) female characters are portrayed with full characters and described with adjectives as: "funny", "powerful", "brilliant", "clever", "subtle", "passionate", "likable", "enthusastic", "sarcastic", "vulnerable", "feminist", and "snarky".

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Cake the cat in the gender-swapped episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.
* Libby from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', who's actually the BlackBestFriend of the AlphaBitch, Cindy Vortex.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** Roger pretends to be one in an episode where he and Francine spy on Stan's mom while she's out on a date (and this persona apparently works as a teacher of some kind, because Roger mentions grading term papers):
--->'''Roger:''' What's goin' on? I can't hardly see! Hey Easter Island, move your fat head!
** He gets in it with Francine and Hayley in one episode. "You do NOT tell me how to raise my child!"
** They made fun of the sassy black woman in the workplace stereotype. An overweight black woman named Lorraine, displays all the negative stereotypes in an extreme sense, resulting her throwing acid in Francine's face.
* Trixie in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''.[[note]]Odd bit of background on this one: the executives tried to [[ExecutiveMeddling tone her down]], but most of her characterization came from her voice actress, Miss Kittie. The execs didn't have the sheer Balzac it took to ask a black woman to act less like ''herself'' to her face, and dropped the issue.[[/note]]
* Lana Kane of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' Sassy? Yup. Black-ish? Yuup. Can snap your neck with her man hands? Yuuuuuup!
* {{Lampshaded}} in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Terry's best friend Max gets kidnapped by Kobra (no, not that [[Franchise/GIJoe Cobra]]). And Terry, in camouflage, overhears Max's kidnappers:
-->'''Kobra Advisor:''' She's rude, she's sarcastic, and she has absolutely no respect.\\
'''Terry:''' [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Gotta be Max]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' has covered this one with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z7Vp-GZK1Q "Crazy Bitch"]]
* Tamika Jones from ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000'', who is also acknowledged by her classmates and teacher to be the toughest of them bunch, even if she can be a bit of a {{Jerkass}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Numbuh Five and her big sister, [[TheDanza Cree]]. [[TalkingtoHimself Both are voiced by]] Creator/CreeSummer.
%%* Valerie Gray from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
* Eema the Styracosaurus from ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'', right down to her accent (compare hers to that of [[LastOfHerKind Baylene's]], who is supposed to be British).
* Foxxy Love on ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' is all sass -- and yet another Creator/CreeSummer voice role.
%%* Diana the Acrobat from ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* Loretta Brown, Cleveland's deceased ex-wife on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Also used for comedic effect in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=PmEvxswn4IY some]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AajslFuPro of their]] [[CutawayGag one-shot bits]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymCoiZS0HLA Peter even got into it at one point]]. Especially towards the end of her run on the show, Loretta often came across as more "bitchy" or "surly" than "sassy". Donna (Tubbs) Brown, Cleveland's new wife on ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', is a considerably better fit. (Donna's daughter Roberta also fits the trope sometimes, but not always.) Donna [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] her behaviour, explaining that the circumstances of her life made this an inevitability.
* Aka Pella from ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' is younger than most examples, but she still has a tendency to make snippy remarks.
* Monique in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. More fun and less serious than Kim. She even sassed villains when she filled in as Ron's sidekick.
* Even though Witch Lezah on ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' has green skin, she still has the mannerisms and personality of a sassy black woman, right down to a Mammy Two-Shoes -esque voice.
* Bubbie in ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' is the whale version of this, though primarily to [[AntiRoleModel Captain K'nuckles]], whom she dislikes.
%%* Claire in ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''.
* Most of the female characters in ''WesternAnimation/ThePJs'' embody this trope, Bebe in particular.
* Suga Mama and Dijonay in ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily''. However, whereas Suga Mama can actually be likeable (though not so much when it comes to Oscar, her son), Dijonay is just loud, obnoxious, and rude, and almost always very unlikeable.
* Susie Carmichael from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'', especially in the latter. Another Cree Summer role!
* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' gives us Chloe, Sabrina's BlackBestFriend. DependingOnTheWriter she'll either be more level-headed than Sabrina or NotSoAboveItAll. When she's angry, the sass comes out full force -- particularly when a spell causes Sabrina to have BrutalHonesty.
-->'''Chloe:''' Crummy? Big butt? Uh-uh! Might I suggest when you get home that you take a looooong nap, grumpy!
* Cassidy Williams uses this as her act as Angel Dynamite in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryInc''.
* Principal Sue Sezno in ''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp'' is a bit of a toned down version of this, but she still fits.
* Lance gets one of these as a driving instructor in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' when he is trying to get his license. HilarityEnsues as he has to not only keep her happy, but deal with the gang leader harassing him in the middle of the test, then the MonsterOfTheWeek trying to kill them. However, she has nothing but praise when Lance manages to survive all this and keep her alive in doing so, and passes him.
* Mammy Two-Shoes of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' illustrates what this trope was like in the 1940's. ValuesDissonance abound. In the shorts shown on TV now, they at least dub over her voice, making it more of a current example, just barely.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** Leshawna. Her label is the "Sister with 'Tude". Her first appearance is a great example of the trope.
** Stephanie from the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' is another good example. She's basically Leshawna with a slimmer figure and a much worse attitude.
* Bumblebee from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is immune to mind control because "There ain't a man alive that can tell me what to do"
* Jamal's little sister Polly in the ''Jamal the Funny Frog'' shorts from ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' may be a tadpole, but she definitely isn't above cracking wise to her older brother. She was also voiced by the black television host Kiki Shepard.