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[[caption-width-right:240:[[IdiotHero Vanessa]]]]

''Les Blondes'' is a [[FrancoBelgianComics French comic]] written and drawn by Gaby and Dzack. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the name implies]] it is about {{Dumb Blonde}}s.

The humour involves a lot of slapstick and wordplay based on translating blonde jokes to a visual medium. Given most of the cast are drawn as [[MsFanservice gorgeous]], surprisingly few of the jokes are based around sex, even when it comes to innuendo. While there are lots of one-shot blondes characters who appear only for a single page gag, the lead (and series mascot) is Vanessa, recognizable by her distinctive hairstyle. She's very sweet-natured and likable and very pretty but incredibly foolish and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} permanently at odds with reality]]. Other important characters include Vanessa's niece (exactly the same as her aunt but a pre-teen), fellow DumbBlonde Cindy and her good (and thankfully much smarter) non-blonde friends Kim, Chloe, Michelle and Anne.

The series currently has 24 volumes and has been adapted into an animated TV series.

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!!Tropes:

* AmusingInjuries: At least half the humour comes from Vanessa (or another blonde in the one shot strips) suffering these. Less frequently innocent bystanders are caught up in this.
* AsianAndNerdy: Kim (being gorgeous she is also a HollywoodNerd). While ''all'' of Vanessa's friends are brighter than her, Kim is the one who seems to have nerdy hobbies - she cosplays as a Jedi (see also GenreSavvy below.)
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: While she goes through a lot of injuries (see SlapstickKnowsNoGender below) Vanessa is never left with any lasting bruises or scars.
* BlackComedy: The series uses fairly lighthearted art and most of the gags usually result in embarrassment or AmusingInjuries but so strips get quite dark with implied (or even explicit) death.
* BrainlessBeauty: Vanessa herself and most of the other blondes (though there are exceptions to the 'beauty' part). Actually it seems to be ''[[WhoEvenNeedsABrain literally]]'' [[WhoEvenNeedsABrain true of Vanessa]] -- in one album a baffled doctor shows her an X-ray of her empty cranium and explains he found nothing at all in her head. Vanessa is [[ComicallyMissingThePoint visibly delighted at the all clear]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: All the blondes.
* CuteClumsyGirl: One of Vanessa's defining traits. Thankfully for her she lives in a BeautyIsNeverTarnished universe.
* DumbBlonde: As if the comic title wasn't a clue!
* DumbIsGood: Airhead though she is Vanessa doesn't have a mean bone in her body. Several strips are based around her trying to help someone... [[HilarityEnsues with inevitable results]].
* GenreSavvy: Kim actually figures out a way to make Vanessa's airheadedness work for them in the Star Wars convention strip listed below.
* HairAntennae: Vanessa's distinctive look. It took a few volumes to evolve; in earliest strips unless named on panel the only way to tell her apart from the generic one-shot blondes is via her supporting cast.
* HypnoFool: After learning hypnosis Vanessa tried to impress her friends. She accidentally hypnotized ''herself''.
* [[IdiotHero Idiot Heroine]]
* ImprobablyFemaleCast: While there are certainly plenty of male extras and incidental characters like doctors or bosses almost all the core cast are female and several strips have only Vanessa and her niece or friends or two blondes together.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Vanessa. While the art style means most of the female characters have big eyes Vanessa and her (identical but younger) niece have particularly prominent baby blues to empashise their naiveté.
* InOneEarOutTheOther: A blonde is listening to some gossip on her cell phone and laughing out loud. Her equally blonde friend asks her what the gossip is and the first blonde tells her to stick her ear next to the first blonde's other ear, allowing her to listen in on the phonecall. It works.
** The 24th volume has a longer joke where Kim brings a nervous Vanessa along to a Franchise/StarWars convention. Kim is dressed in full Jedi robes and carries a toy lightsaber but poor Vanessa lacks any sort of costume and is nearly thrown out. Kim tells the other fans that the "the Force is strong in her [Vanessa's] family" and 'proves' it by turning off the lights and having Vanessa shine a blue flashlight in her left ear... the beam of which [[WhoEvenNeedsABrain naturally]] shines out Vanessa's right ear, looking like a lightsaber passing harmlessly through her (ala Obi-Wan in Episode IV). The other fans love it and literally fall down in worship of Vanessa, much to her {{Adorkable}} surprise and delight.
* OnlySaneMan: Vanessa's friends collectively and individually. Vanessa ''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} thinks]]'' she is one of these.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: And how! One of the most frequent recurring jokes involve Vanessa's friends visiting her in the hospital to learn how she got her latest set of bandages.
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