[[folder: Comic Strip ]]

* AccidentalInnuendo: In one very old strip, Dagwood is explaining to Alexander about how to make a DagwoodSandwich, explaining what each ingredient brings to the whole. He explains to Alexander that "The sausage makes it gay". Yes, Dagwood, I believe it would..... but '''''not''''' these days!
* MemeticMutation: "Don't touch that dial!" originated as a CatchPhrase that Creator/{{CBS}} announcer Hanley Stafford used to open the ''Blondie'' radio show each week.
* ProtagonistTitleFallacy: While the strip is ''named'' "Blondie", Dagwood is more often than not the centric character in a strip.
* SnarkBait: Like many "legacy" strips, ''Blondie'' is frequently targeted as this by ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'' and the like.
* RetroactiveRecognition: "Blondie, [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons stop this crazy thing!]]"[[note]]That said, Penny Singleton originally started out as a film actress, which is what she was known for at the time, but is best remembered today for a role that some have suspected to be a Blondie {{Expy}} (additionally, her husband got fired and rehired almost if not [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity just as]] [[TropeNamer often]] as Dagwood).[[/note]]
* UncannyValley: Blondie, Tootsie and Cookie ''never'' change facial expressions.
* WeirdAlEffect: The strip started out as a parody of the many "pretty girl" melodramas (like ''Tillie the Toiler'') that spread on the funny pages during the late 1920s and early 1930s, but became forgotten in the ensuing decades.
%%* WereStillRelevantDammit


[[folder: Band ]]

* CoveredUp:
** "Hanging on the Telephone" is a cover of a song by The Nerves, who were an obscure band. It had already appeared on their first EP. They were friends with the song's writer, Jack Lee, who agreed that Blondie should cover it. He also gave his song "Will Anything Happen?" to them.
** The fact that "The Tide Is High" (originally by The Paragons) and "Denis" (originally by Randy & The Rainbows) are covers was little known by their fans at the time they were released, so had this effect. Since that time, the original tracks have become better known, but those by Blondie receive far more airplay.
* FaceOfTheBand: Deborah Harry.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: They are much more popular in the United Kingdom and Europe than they are in the United States. When they started, American audiences didn't know what to make of them, feeling they were too pop for punk audiences and too punk for pop audiences, plus there was the fact that they had a female singer, which was not common at the time, and meant Blondie were basically known as 'that band with the hot singer' (especially in their CBGB days). In the United Kingdom and Europe, audiences seemed to appreciate punk, pop and other genres in equal measure. To this day, Blondie are considered the quintessential pop band in the United Kingdom, whereas they are known mainly for their hit singles ("Heart of Glass," "Rapture," etc.) and their connection to CBGB's in the United States.
* HeAlsoDid: Clem Burke had a long association with the Music/{{Eurythmics}}, playing on several tours and numerous studio tracks.
* IAmNotShazam: Blondie is the name of the band, not a ''nom de plume'' for Harry herself. According to the documentary "One Way or Another", they took the name from what truckers shouted at Debbie after she bleached her hair blonde.
* {{Narm}}: Debbie Harry's rap on "Rapture" is utterly ridiculous. The delivery is silly already, but the lyrics don't help:
-->''"The man from Mars\\
You go out at night, eatin' cars\\
You eat Cadillacs, Lincolns too\\
Mercury's and Subaru's\\
And you don't stop, you keep on eatin' cars"''
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: So many AlternativeRock (especially in the modern PostPunk[=/=]{{New Wave|Music}} Revival) bands have been influenced by their look, attitude and their whole "Poppy, Punk-influenced Rock band with a female singer" schtick that many younger listeners may hear their music and wonder what's so special about them.
* TearJerker: The song "Susie and Jeffrey" is about a young couple getting married, the song has an eerie tone to it that implies even without the fatal car accident at the end, their relationship was doomed.