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->''"Is this a ship of the {{Valkyries}}?"''
-->-- '''Q''', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''

Someone other than TheCaptain needs to actually ''run'' the CoolStarship, which is where the Bridge Bunnies come in. They're a few young, attractive twentysomething women (see OfficeLady) who practically live on TheBridge, and deal with [[CommunicationsOfficer opening hailing frequencies]], giving orders to the pilots of the HumongousMecha squadrons, reporting that the ReadingsAreOffTheScale, activating the AppliedPhlebotinum, [[Film/GalaxyQuest repeating whatever the computer is saying]], warning of {{Negative Space Wedgie}}s, and the like. A staple of Japanese {{anime}} shows that feature large capital ships--technically, said shows will usually include male personnel on the bridge, but the bunnies are much more likely to get names (and fans), unless said others are genuine characters and not scenery (as mentioned below).

Off duty, they're frequently romantically [[PairTheSpares paired with minor characters]], or can be the GirlOfTheWeek. They're invariably female, although a token male junior bridge officer may be sufficiently intimidated by them to serve as [[PluckyComicRelief Comic Relief]]. Token males in this position will also likely be [[HoYay swinging their bat the other way]], unless someone else on the crew fills that role. Depending on the protagonist's role on the ship, ThoseTwoGuys may also work on the bridge with the Bunnies.

Less common in Western shows these days, where bridge personnel are more likely to be competent professional officers of ''both'' sexes. Women on the bridge aren't necessarily Bridge Bunnies ''per se'', nor are junior officers doing menial jobs... but [[ImprobablyFemaleCast a bridge]] ''[[ImprobablyFemaleCast full]]'' [[ImprobablyFemaleCast of young, pretty female junior officers, and on which all of the senior officers with real authority are male]], is a textbook example of the trope (compare OfficeLady). Go back far enough, and most western shows will completely lack any sort of female bridge personnel (their inclusion was considered very radical in the original ''Franchise/StarTrek'') with the understanding of naval warships being an inherently manly profession (look at any major warship on either side of the the classic ''Franchise/StarWars'' films).

A specialized version of MissionControl, with all the twists therein possibly applicable. They occasionally serve as [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]], [[GreekChorus commenting on the action]] and what's going to happen next.


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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
** Kim, Shammy, and Vanessa (along with Misa and Claudia) from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' are the {{Trope Namer}}s.
*** The ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' novels by Jack [=McKinney=] have Kim, Shammy, and Vanessa [[AscendedMeme affectionately referred to as]] "the Bridge Bunnies" by the rest of the crew. The snarkier ones who dared used the nickname "Gloval's Harem" learned very quickly from Claudia to ''never'' say that to their faces.
** ''Anime/MacrossII'', a sequel to ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' made without the original creators, included three young female mecha pilots (Natasha, Saori, and Amy) who fulfilled a similar function.
** Sally and Miho from ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}''.
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' has a team of bunnies on the job on the Quarter, as well as Bobby, the male helmsman who is [[CampGay camp]] enough to count.
** Another set of three bunnies is present in ''Anime/MacrossDelta''.
** The American-created sequel film to ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', ''The Sentinels'', genderflips this trope by having the Commanding officer of the SDF-3(and former Bridge Bunny), Admiral Lisa Hayes-Hunter, select a trio of handsome ''men'' to fill the same roles on her bridge.
* ''Anime/AgentAika'' has a spaceship filled with (almost) nothing but women in striperific clothes. They also all have the personality of a piece of toast, though they are obviously very capable in fighting and flying a gigantic spaceship.
* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'''s bridge crew were competent ship-runners supporting their GeniusDitz commander. Ruri and Megumi, particularly, had several focus episodes.
* All series of the Mazinger trilogy (''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'') featured Bridge Bunnies. They used to be a male trio, though, and [[ManInWhite wore white uniforms]]. They performed the ordinary functions of MissionControl, collecting and interpreting data and reading it to TheProfessor or the pilots of the HumongousMecha, as well as sending them orders or receiving their messages. The trio of ''Grendizer'' Bridge Bunnies were called Hayashi, Yamada and Aoi.
* On ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'', the ''Arcus Prima'' had them, but the ''Messis'' didn't. Of course, given the ''Simoun'' universe, it's possible that some or all of the Bridge Bunnies could have been young men who hadn't lost their female secondary sex characteristics yet.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'': the lone female bridge bunny (Miriallia Haw aka Milly who was also one in the previous series) plays a relatively large role in the story. In the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', after going from RichBitch to FallenPrincess, Fllay Alster becomes a bridge bunny under Natarle Badgiruel's orders in the ''Dominion''. The Archangel, meanwhile has the female (acting) captain Murrue, Milly herself, and a group of male bridge bunnies leaded (sorta) by Sai Argyle. [[spoiler: All of the Dominion bunnies, along with Natarle and including Fllay, get killed in the final battle when Le-Creuset blows up their escape pod for the kicks. The Archangel ones survive.]]
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' had Sayla Mass, Frau Bow, and Mirai Yashima (who actually was the pilot of the ship, making her TheLancer to TheCaptain Bright Noa), in addition to two male Bunnies named Marker and Oscar whose posts are over everyone else's heads. Sayla eventually gets promoted from Bridge Bunny to fighter pilot. Subverted in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'', where the bridge bunnies that helped Captain [[GentleGiant Henken Beckner]] and later Captain Bright are ''male''.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'': Amy Limietta together with ThoseTwoGuys Allex and Landy for the Arthra in the first two seasons. The third season has Shario Finieno, Alto Krauette and Lucino Lilie for [[MissionControl Long Arch]]. In both cases, the commanding officer is also female, along with [[ImprobablyFemaleCast almost everyone else in the show]].
** This is later subverted in the third season, after the destruction of [[spoiler:Long Arch]], Alto becomes the new helicopter pilot [[spoiler:who replaces Vice]], and Lucino becomes the helmswoman of the Arthra [[spoiler:which replaces Long Arch]], leaving Shario alone with Griffith.
* Most of Kaiba's monitoring staff during the Battle City tournament and Kaiba Corp Grand Prix arcs (and they ''all'' look the same except for their HairColors). Hilariously lampshaded in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
-->'''Mokuba''': You have a harem big bro?\\
'''Kaiba''': Yes. I created them to shun them with my cold indifference.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'': Yamada Seina's [[UnwantedHarem constantly-growing]] harem effectively serves as his bridge bunnies. Earlier, [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Three Guys]] filled the role before being PutOnABus.
* ''Anime/StarshipOperators'': Naturally, most of the cast are female. This is justified by the fact that they're essentially a renegade ship funded and filmed by a television company who demanded that they switch the crews of the three bridges to all-female except the Captain (eyecandy for the viewer, both in real life and in-universe).
* ''Anime/IdolmasterXenoglossia'': Naze, Sorewa, and Nareba.
* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' surprisingly had this in TheMovie, with Peorth having three subordinates in overseeing the Yggdrasil system: Ere, Ex, and Chrono. It's worth noting that, excluding their unseen boss, ''all'' professional employees of Heaven's Headquarters [[ImprobablyFemaleCast are women]], excluding ceremonial (and menial) guards who're posted outdoors.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'':
** ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' features the Hypnos operators Riley/Reika and Tally/Megumi. Riley advances to AscendedExtra status (due to her [[SubordinateExcuse relationship with Yamaki]]), but Tally's role never expands beyond "We've got another Wild One; deploying tracer."
** ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' brings us another set: Miki and Megumi. (Yes, another Megumi with short blonde hair and no, she doesn't get any more character development. Be sure to check them out when the episode is animated by the 'fanservice' team.)
** ''Savers'' subverts it occasionally, when they actually go out and assist in the battle. The two [=PawnChessmon=] seen doing menial chores around the base belong to them.

* ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell''
** There is a line of mass-produced female Bridge Bunny androids. Different organisations use different models, but every bunny-bot in the organisation is identical - Section 9 have brunette androids in red blazers, and the army seem to use models with short black hair and glasses. Not only can they man the control centre, they also come in handy when in one episode, two are used as [[DistractedByTheSexy sexy twins to distract the guards]].
** Besides serving coffee, Section 9's operators are also the sole pilots of the unit's tilt-rotor aircraft, and can even take care of children.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has Maya Ibuki, Makoto Hyuga, and Shigeru Aoba. There are a bunch of others as well, but none are given names, distinctive character designs, or personalities. Technically a subversion--Maya is the lone female bridge bunny of note, and the remainder are evenly distributed between the sexes.
** In the ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movies, Midori Kitakami, Hideki Tama, Kouji Takao and Sumire Nagara join the cast as the bridge bunnies of the ''[[CoolAirship Wunder]]'' alongside the original trio. While Hyuga and Aoba haven't changed much during the TimeSkip aside from picking up facial hair, Maya has turned into a [[DoesNotLikeMen misandric]] DrillSergeantNasty delivering orders to the junior bunnies at the top of her lungs.
* Played for laughs in ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]''. The immensely popular episode "Day of Sagittarius" has our FiveManBand thrust into the roles of space battlefleet commanders, and their ships are all staffed with Bridge Bunnies of their own imagining.
** Haruhi's ship has assorted aliens.
** Itsuki's ship is staffed with ''{{henohenomoheji}}'', actually a simple drawing exercise using hiragana characters to make a face.
** Mikuru's ship is staffed by stuffed animals - [[ThrowItIn which really originated from doodles that Haruhi's voice actor Aya Hirano left on her scripts]].
** Yuki, the unimaginative one, has staffed her ship with nothing but clones of herself.
** Only Kyon's ship has the more traditional Bridge Bunnies if you ignore their uniforms.
* Belvedere Coco, Celtic Midori, and Amarone Slantheav from ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''. Subverted to a certain extent, because the only male on the bridge is the ship's navigator. In a further subversion, most of the female bridge crew are wearing relatively conservative outfits (one is pregnant, one dresses in a full-body bear outfit, and the captain is an old woman), whilst the ''guy'' is obliged to be naked in quite a number of scenes. Finally, [[spoiler:the most scantily-clad woman on the bridge is later revealed to be a man in drag.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''"
** Mary and Shelley are the Bridge Bunnies of the Durandal.
** The half dozen or so 100-Series Realians that were engineered to look exactly like Jr's (the captain) first romantic interest. Physically they are 12-year-old girls. The girls had added combat value against Gnosis, due to their ability to activate the Hilbert Effect.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has both female (Christina and Feldt) and male (Lasse and Lichtendal) Bridge Bunnies, but the girls, along with BunnyEarsLawyer captain Sumeragi, get much, '''much''' more attention. Presumably, this is because they, like [[strike:most]] all but two [[GenkiGirl women]] in the series, have...er...rather prominent bosoms.
** The survival rate is [[spoiler:equal for Bridge Bunnies of both genders: 50%. Lichty and Christina [[TogetherInDeath die together]] [[TearJerker and very tragically]], Lasse and Feldt make it and return for Season 2, and are soon joined by another female bunny, GenkiGirl Mileina Vashti, and much later by Mileina's mom [[HotScientist Linda]].]].
** [[spoiler: Marie Parfacy]], [[spoiler: Saji Crossroad]] and Anew Returner join the crew as bridge bunnies. The first two mentioned only filled the roles temporarily, as they promoted themselves to {{Sixth Ranger}}s (complete with {{Combining Mecha}}s) by joining the Meisters in action ([[spoiler: Marie]] works with [[BattleCouple Allelujah]], [[spoiler: Saji]] works with [[BashBrothers Setsuna]]). Anew became the love interest to [[BackupTwin one of the Meisters]] [[spoiler: until it is revealed that she is a ManchurianAgent and her subsequent [[TearJerker and tragic]] death.]]
* Ryouko, Saki and Megumi in ''Anime/DragonautTheResonance''. Besides the standard Bridge Bunny duties, they also handle the PostEpisodeTrailer.
* ''Anime/{{Geneshaft}}'' "justified" this with the explanation that, thanks to GeneticEngineering, society now consists mostly of women, and only a controlled number of men (to cut down on violence). This is just the beginning of the utterly stupid science in the series.
* Ayame Futaba, Ichijiku Hinata, and Mutsuki Minase from ''Anime/CodeGeass R2''. One magazine lampshaded this by saying that the girls were carrying out "the long-standing robot anime tradition of the trio of operator girls".
* ''Anime/GallForce'' is what you get when you make a team of Bridge Bunnies into the protagonists.
* Tsubael from ''Manga/BlueDrop'' is perhaps more the competent MissionControl type, but her role in the series fits this trope rather well.
* ''Anime/RahXephon'' - In reference to an attractive female character, one male extra comments to another, "Whoa, check out the sweet new bridge bunny."
* ''Anime/ShinkonGattaiGodannar'' had a couple, who apparently got promoted to [[spoiler: mecha pilots]] by the end of the series.
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' references the trope: Teletha "Tessa" Testarossa, captain of the Tuatha de Danaan, is young and attractive. When Kaname first meets Tessa, she assumes she is a Bridge Bunny, and Tessa plays along for awhile.
* Yuki(Nova) from ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato''.
* ''{{Manga/Outlanders}}'' has a set of bridge bunnies on Earth operating project Pheonix. They aren't given names, but one of them, without warning, [[spoiler: guns down power-mad General Togo]].
* Hosuke, an amoral mad scientist who wants to TakeOverTheWorld in ''Manga/CannonGodExaxxion'', has a great many of these to act as support crew for his mecha. Some of them are robots he's created, some of them are scientists he's brainwashed, and all of them have been programmed one way or another to love him and be absolutely loyal to him. (It's ''exactly'' as twisted and repulsive as it sounds.)
* ''Anime/CrossAnge'' has Pamela, Hikaru, and Olivier acting as the communications for the team of pilots who fight against [=DRAGONs=] at Arzenal. Later on, they transfer to the Aurora submarine where the three of them handle control, navigation, and communications respectively.
* ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'' relegates former ActionGirl Arcee to this role, pretty much becoming Fortress' secretary.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has the Teiwaz group - the Turbines - being an ''entire'' legion of these led by the only male leader Naze...[[ReallyGetsAround and they're all]] ''[[BalancedHarem his wives]]''. Note that they all wear visible bras under their otherwise normal uniforms and they like to put on makeup or fix their nails while on-duty.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has the Black Knight flagship Ikaruga with a trio of women in yellow uniforms manning the front of the bridge.

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* Jayne's fantasy sequence in the ''[[{{Series/Firefly}} Serenity]]'' comic ''Better Days'' involves him commanding a ship crewed entirely by Bridge Bunnies.
* The ''Manga/MarvelMangaverse'' version of the Fantastic Four has Alicia Harkness and Agatha Harkness serving as Bridge Bunnies to Reed Richards.

[[folder: FanWorks]]
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': [[TheBridge The commanding center]] in the [[HomeBase Distler Base]] is managed by a bunch of technicians. Maya Ibuki is the most prominent of them, and Makoto and Shigeru seldom show up, but most of them are not given names, distinctive faces or personalities.
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': After the battle of 2015, NERV's BridgeBunnies were promoted and replaced with new operators. They are introduced in chapter 1:
-->''"That big bald fellow with the beard is Col Peter Strasser. Used to be from the Third Branch in Germany. He's our deputy commander and concurrently chief of Section 3, that is, Operations. Those three are our bridge operators. From the right - 2nd Lt Mochida, 1st Lt Igarashi and 2nd Lt Ito. I used to sit where Ito is working now. The lady in the lab coat is Dr Ibuki Maya. She's our Chief Scientific Officer."''
* A RunningGag in ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'' involves people thinking the Space Rangers must be gay due to their campy hero costumes. When [[Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton Captain Proton]] cites the large number of glamorous babes working in every alien-fighting organisation, reporter Buster Kincaid says that only proves the men are gay, as otherwise they'd be too DistractedByTheSexy to work.
* In ''Webcomic/NepetaQuest2011'', Scoria is placed in a simulation of an Alternian admiral, and notes with glee that she now has these, even calling them "bridge bunnies".
* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'' adds [[OriginalCharacter Haruna Ieil]] to the usual rooster of Maya, Hyūga, and Aoba. She is mainly there to function as NewMeat, as she reacts with panic and/or horror to situations surrounding Evangelion and Angel combat that the more experienced main trio has gotten rather desensitized to.

* ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' plays this trope snarkily straight. Gwen [=DeMarco=]'s official capacity is inherited from her character in the ShowWithinAShow, Tawny Madison. Her job is to repeat everything the ship's computer says, word-for-word and order it to do everything they need it to do as the computer only obeys her. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d into a pile of smoking ash about three-quarters of the way through the movie:
-->'''Gwen''': Listen - I have ''one'' job to do on this ship, and it's stupid, but I'm gonna do it!
* Likewise in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' parody ''Film/StarWreckInThePirkinning'', where the primary job of the helmswoman is to look darn good and make fun of the Captain/Emperor. The extras at the back of the bridge are also all female (and all in high heels).
* Despite having been a clear Bridge Bunny in the original TV series (and subsequent movies), Uhura in the 2009 reboot of ''Film/StarTrek'' is portrayed as smart, competent, and an aversion to this trope.
* In ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1117581/ Arena]]'', the control room of Logan's illegal gladiator combat broadcast is operated by Kawaii and Kaneko, a pair of attractive young women who spend half their time responding to barked orders by hitting buttons on consoles and the other half of the time being eye candy.
* [[TwinThreesomeFantasy Marlene and Charlene]] from ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''. "Chew your gum!"
* Lampshaded in ''Film/CarryOnSpying''. The captured heroes are taken to the villain's ElaborateUndergroundBase, which is full of women in {{Spy Catsuit}}s bustling about.
-->'''Villain:''' This is our headquarters.\\
'''Charlie Bind''': ''[[[EatingTheEyeCandy eyeing a bridge bunny's posterior]]]'' Looks more like hindquarters to me!
* ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' had Bridge Bunnies who were downright ''Playboy Bunnies.'' They were wearing singlets and everything. (Granted, some other bridge staff wore actual uniforms, but still...)


[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{UFO}}''
** Lt. Gay Ellis, the Moon Base commander in ''UFO'' (1970), becomes more like an office assistant when any male cast members visit the base. Partly justified because these men outrank her, but you'd think they could let her continue doing her job...
** When no superior officers are present, the Moon Base personnel subvert this trope: the MissionControl is staffed exclusively by women, who (despite their skin-tight outfits and purple wigs) are portrayed as being very competent at their jobs and give orders to the male pilots.
** Played straight at the subterranean SHADO headquarters on Earth, which has a largish number of young female staff in skintight uniforms. Their main function seems to be acting as a backdrop for the male cast.
* ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'': Moonbase Alpha has a large number of female crewmembers, but in the first season only two of them, Dr. Russell and Sandra Benes, were recurring characters with any real part in the story, and Sandra mostly acted as a subordinate assistant to the male officers. The second season also added the shape shifter Maya as a recurring character.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** Yeoman Rand from the first season. She is not shown doing much. She is useful mainly for getting kidnapped and making coffee with ''phasers''.
*** Which is actually pretty badass, when you stop to think about it.
** Uhura started under this trope. Short skirt and the old-timey phone operator headset. In the [[WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries animated version]] her character started to show signs of breaking out of this role, handing off her Bridge Bunny duties to M'ress, the Bridge Kitty; and once the movies roll around, she ditches this completely and [[TookALevelInBadass takes multiple levels in badass]].
** Also averted in the original series pilot. Number One (played by Majel Barrett) is tough and competent. Her character was cut due to Executive Meddling. According to Word of God, they could keep "the woman or the Martian," (Spock) but not both. Played straight with Yeoman Colt; ironically her presence makes Captain Pike uncomfortable, as he's [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness not used to having a woman on the bridge]].
** Lt. Tasha Yar in the first season of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' became this after a few episodes, much to the chagrin of her actress, Denise Crosby. Crosby eventually quit and "[[JustForPun energized]]" herself off of production, leading to her character getting easily [[DroppedABridgeOnHer killed]] by a slime creature in the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E22SkinOfEvil Skin of Evil]]", which aired a few episodes prior to the first season finale; Crosby did make additional cameos in later seasons, though, one of which, "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E15YesterdaysEnterprise Yesterday's Enterprise]]", gave Yar a better sendoff.
*** The Trope was still played through the entire series, though. There is usually an attractive female extra manning one of the forward stations.
* ''Series/{{Quark}}'': The Bettys, played by two of the Doublemint Gum twins. One of them was a clone (the pretty one) and they both lusted after TheCaptain Quark.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' - Flight Corporal Rigel (played by Sarah Rush), though Athena tends to work in the bridge as well.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''
** The three main bridge operators are a woman and two men, Dualla, Gaeta, and Hoshi, respectively. The male bridge officers, Gaeta and Hoshi, are eventually revealed to be in a relationship . . . with each other. Fans of these three characters have enthusiastically claimed the "bridge bunny" moniker.
** Lt. Dualla is a classic Bridge Bunny being young pretty and subordinate.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
** Major Kevin Marks, who always seem to be around the currently visited ship. He was present on every US-made ship so far -- even being in two places at once. His role is a bit hazy; due to the Daedalus-class' bridge configuration it's unknown if he's pilot, weapons officer or something else. In addition to his multifarious roles, he also seems to be the ship's XO, that is, second in command. The only time he's shown doing anything else is when he's hacking his own console to regain control of the Daedalus before it crashes. He fails. Sort of. [[spoiler:Sheppard dives in with a Traveler ship and jumps through the planet with both ships in hyperspace; Marks finishes hacking a few seconds after that.]]
** Walter Harriman. He has one job, consisting of [[EngagingChevrons repeating which Chevron is encoded and locked]], and damn, does he do it well. He also opens and closes the stargate's iris. Lampshaded in the seventh season episode "Heroes".
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "The Day Of The Daleks", future-Earth is run by a male Controller. All the technicians who report to him appear to be blonde young women. Given that he's TheQuisling in a VichyEarth, this may well be a [[BetterLivingThroughEvil perk of the job]].
* ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE''. The hiring practices of UNCLE include a lot of beautiful women communications experts. Lampshaded in ''The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E'', a TV movie made fifteen years after the series, when our heroes gripe over the lack of pretty girls working in U.N.C.L.E's new headquarters.
* MissionControl in the ill-fated 70's sitcom ''Come Back Mrs Noah'', is populated by {{Stuffy Brit}}s wearing ties and beautiful women wearing SpaceClothes that reveal their cleavage.
* Almost every incarnation of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' has used this trope beginning with the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'''s Akiko Fuji. The series have her as [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the sole female member]] who usually stays behind at base (sometimes with the team captain) while the MonsterOfTheWeek is out and about. Later series play with it a little, adding a male communications expert in place of or alongside the Bridge Bunny, as well as the introduction of more ActionGirl-oriented characters to supplement the Bridge Bunny and avoid the SmurfettePrinciple.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Subverted with Servalan who has an AmazonBrigade of mutoids ([[IDoNotDrinkWine creepy]] female cyborgs) to provide this function, as [[EvilIsSexy she's quite glamorous in her own right]], thank you. Though one character notes sardonically that she has a tendency to surround herself with handsome ''male'' staff.

* Starships in David Weber's ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' cycle tend to have a high number of females aboard, but the author usually avoids invoking it as this trope. One female character, however, is called out in-story on the [[SpearCounterpart disproportionally high number of]] {{bishonen}}s in her bridge crews.
* The Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel ''The Indestructible Man'' by Simon Messingham is a deconstruction of Gerry Anderson's work, including ''Series/{{UFO}}''. The bridge bunnies of SILHOET (an expy of SHADO) are the daughters of the rich and powerful -- women who'd normally be models, actresses or trophy wives, but as much of Earth is a dystopia, SILHOET gives them a secure position in an influential organisation to curry favour with their parents.

[[folder: TabletopGames]]
* Averted for the most part in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': many duties are taken over by servitors (lobotomized humans that can run preprogrammed operations), and Space Marine ships crews are AlwaysMale[[note]]Note, this says crew. The captain of the World Eaters' flagship, ''Conqueror'' during the Horus Heresy was a female named Lotara Sarin for example[[/note]]. Rogue Traders and Inquisitors, however, have a broader diversity of staff.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/MegaMan'':
** In ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission'', you don't start with a base, so one chapter is spent taking someone else's base. When you find that it doesn't come with a Bridge Bunny, the next chapter is spent doing the most logical thing - taking someone else's.
** ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man X}}8'' brought in Layer and Palette as the new bridge bunnies to accompany Alia, who has been in the series since ''X5''.
** The Resistance Base has a pair in ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''; the Guardians' airship base has a full trio in ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'':
** Rio Mei Long and Eita Nadaka for the Hagane and Eun Hyojin for the Hiryu Kai. Rio becomes a pilot early on, and Eita gets a de-facto promotion to second-in-command after [[spoiler: Daitetsu's death in ''Original Generation 2''.]] [[DemotedToExtra Poor Eun never gets any spotlight.]]
** Bit of trivia, while most nameless human character (like {{Mook}} and RedShirt) either have their eyes cover with a gear or shade. Nameless Bridge Bunnies are given proper portrait similar to named character. [[UpdatedRerelease Super Robot Wars Original Generations]] given proper portrait to all characters, yet the Bridge Bunnies still get special treatment for there are portraits of two different Bridge Bunnies.
** The other Original battleship, ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW'''s ''Valstork'', has Shihomi and Akane Ardygun, and the male Horris Horaian. TheCaptain in this case happens to be the girls' father. [[spoiler: Shihomi later graduates to Captain after her dad gets tossed far ''far'' into the past.]]
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' gives your character a collection of Bridge Officers who crew the various stations on the ship. Naturally some players choose to make them Bridge Bunnies. Just like in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paLanXn6m94 this video]] Of course gender equality applies so it's equally possible for a female character to have a collection of male Bridge Bunnies.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' Trilogy gives us Mary and Shelly Godwin, made even better since every third phrase out of their mouth is "Little Master". Or, in Mary's case in the first game, "Little Maz-da."
* The prologue of ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' features a cluster of Bridge Bunnies with exotic hair colors shouting about a vaguely-defined catastrophe.
* Orbulon in ''[[VideoGame/WarioWare WarioWare: Twisted!]]''. It plays the trope as to have ''literal'' Bridge bunnies, (Though they were space bunnies)
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': Shepard's yeoman Kelly Chambers is a Bridge Bunny. She is a [[BiTheWay Bisexual]] [[ExtremeOmnisexual omnisexual]] [[SignificantGreeneyedRedhead greeneyed redhead]]. Her secondary duty is as the crew's psychological counselor, and as she puts it, a little passion makes people open up to you.
** It is confirmed in ''3'' that Cerberus put Chambers there specifically for Shepard to hit on (she's a possible love interest an can be romanced even if you're with someone else, but won't trigger the "Paramour" achievement), and to keep Shepard and the rest of the crew under control. In other words, to be the perfect Bridge Bunny. A ship the size of the Normandy wouldn't really have any clerical work that can't be done by computer, especially since the ship has an AI on board, and the Normandy Mark I had a conspicuous lack of yeomen/Shepard wranglers.
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' has Samantha Traynor taking over Kelly Chamber's role and a lot more. Unlike Kelly Chambers, who served as Yeoman, Samantha Traynor is the Normandy's Communications Specialist and also manages the War Room's data together with the ship's AI, EDI, who specifically requested her presence on the Normandy. Her role as the secretary that notifies Shepard of any new messages or incoming vid calls is only logical given her job as the ship's Comm Specialist, but it's not her ''main'' job aboard the Normandy. [[CallBack She also refuses to feed the Commander's fish.]]
*** The game also justifies Samantha's presence by the fact that she's not actually part of the ship's official duty register, rather being a retrofit technician who got stuck on board during the evacuation of earth. Her role also intersects with EDI's quite heavily, but EDI successfully argues that a specialist on board would increase your effectiveness (and she's right).
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger: Shadows of Almia'', there are three ladies in the ranger headquarters who sit before a huge computer monitor on the top floor. They have to keep track of the rangers, they confirm quest completions, and other stuff.
* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun''', Kodiak and Montauk were commanded by [=McNeil=] and Slavik (both male) respectively. But both had one male and one female as their supporting officers. The game split the difference: In Kodiak, Chandra had the speaking roles and in Montauk, it was Oxanna.
* Almo and Coco of the ''VideoGame/GalaxyAngel'' gameverse.
* Averted in ''VideoGame/LegacyOfTheVoid'', where the Spear of Adun's bridge is crewed by (male) Protoss zealots. They actually serve a purpose: when [[spoiler:the leader of the Tal'darim]] warps aboard, they immediately ignite blades and engage him. [[TheWorfEffect It doesn't help, of course,]] but it's the thought that counts.
* In ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'', each of the three known theatre/combat troupes has a set of Bridge Bunnies. The original Tokyo team has the Kaze-gumi, who coordinate the attacks from headquarters with the male general and female major, run the train, airship, and of course serve as bridge crew for the larger airship the ''Mikasa''. The girls also work as [[OfficeLady office ladies]] in the theatre, two of them doing paperwork and the third working the gift shop. The Paris team has Mel and Ci (a pun on the French word Merci), who dress in maid uniforms and have the same theatre duties as their Tokyo counterparts and similar battlefield duties. The [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove New York team]] has the Rainbow Division of Plum/[[DubNameChange Cherry]] and Anri, who again serve the same roles as their predecessors.

* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' Zoe and Gwynn take on this role during the "Stick Figures in Space" arcs.
* ''Webcomic/{{Subnormality}}'' - "I did [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page493.html establish]] a 50-trillion dollar interstellar fleet of exploration for solely the purpose of viewing thousands of female cadets in jumpsuits of a tightly-fitting nature! And I did personally design those jumpsuits, and your Honor they did hug and cling as as though a koala in a windstorm! And I did leer! How I did leer! Never have you seen such leerings!"
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' - Tedd decides not to play ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' since he can't have a crew of [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp/?date=2010-02-05 bridge squirrels]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Outsider}}'' - The bridges of Loroi warships are populated entirely by attractive female elvish-looking individuals, but that's largely because male Loroi are rather less common than female ones and to place them in danger would be a little wasteful. The whole of their military would seem to be female.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'' animated series, Triplicate Girl serves as a three-person Bridge Bunny team.
* L'Etranger from ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel'' has his submarine, the Akina, staffed solely by female SIRENS in full-body (yet form-fitting) armor and helmets.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', the Fireside Girls sometimes become this when they have to help pilot inventions.

[[folder: Real Life]]
* [[Creator/LRonHubbard Lafayette Ron Hubbard]] managed to take this to levels reached in few fictional examples: While living as a self-styled Commodore on the "Royal Scotsman", the flag ship of his [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Org fleet]], he had a [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Commodore's Messenger Organization]] (read: errand kids) tasked with duties like lighting his cigarettes, dressing him and repeating his orders to members of the crew. They were mostly young girls dressed in hot pants and halter tops.