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The Brainless Beauty can be either male or female. Female examples (who are usually also TheChick) tend to be classic [[DumbBlonde blonde idiots]]; male examples are {{Hunk}}s or more rarely [[PrettyBoy pretty boys]]. Neither [[ChickMagnet has much difficulty]] [[HelloNurse getting the attention of the opposite sex]]. The Brainless Beauty is rarely the hero; they tend to be {{foil}}s for more intelligent (though less successful romantically) characters. Some are sympathetic good-natured dullards, others are presented as annoying obstacles for our heroes. Either way, expect a smart but [[HollywoodHomely plain]] character to be left fuming at the unfairness of it all.

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The Brainless Beauty can be either male or female. Female examples (who are usually also TheChick) tend to be classic [[DumbBlonde blonde idiots]]; male examples are {{Hunk}}s or more rarely [[PrettyBoy pretty boys]]. Neither [[ChickMagnet has much difficulty]] [[HelloNurse [[HeadTurningBeauty getting the attention of the opposite sex]]. The Brainless Beauty is rarely the hero; they tend to be {{foil}}s for more intelligent (though less successful romantically) characters. Some are sympathetic good-natured dullards, others are presented as annoying obstacles for our heroes. Either way, expect a smart but [[HollywoodHomely plain]] character to be left fuming at the unfairness of it all.


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[[caption-width-right:350:"How are people supposed to read stuff like this? I mean, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint I can't even find any pictures!]]"]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Kicked out of many classes, but never kicked out of bed.]]

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'':
** Suzi Q is absolutely beautiful (both is her youth and in [[SilverFox her old age]]), but she's not exactly that smart. This is [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzagged]] however, as it's shown many time that she's actually [[SmarterThanYouLook smarter than she looks]].
** Hato Higashikata from ''Manga/{{JoJolion}}'' is as beautiful as she is dumb. [[spoiler:[[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Don't underestimate her a fight]], however, something Tamaki [[CumbStompBattle learned the]] [[KarmicDeath hard way]]]].


** Harmony.

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** Harmony. Then she becomes a soulless vampire making her [[ImmortalImmaturity stuck in this role forever.]]

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**Her sisters, however, both fit this trope.

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* The theme of "[[Literature/TheStoriesOfJohnCheever The Chaste Clarissa]]" by John Cheever. Clarissa is a sexy redhead but pretty dim—she thinks that rocks can grow, and when the protagonist, a seducer named Baxter, gets her to open up, she expresses a lot of pretty vapid, cliched opinions. All of Baxter's attempts to seduce her fail, until he says "You're so intelligent"—Clarissa is so self-conscious about being dumb that Baxter's flattery is what finally succeeds in getting her to have sex with him.


* ''[[Literature/{{Xanth}} ASpellForChameleon]]'': Wynne is very beautiful and very dim. It's ultimately revealed that [[spoiler:this is part of her magical power. Her beauty and intelligence are always at an inverse, and she slowly goes from one extreme to the other and back]].

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* ''[[Literature/{{Xanth}} ASpellForChameleon]]'': A Spell for Chameleon]]'': Wynne is very beautiful and very dim. It's ultimately revealed that [[spoiler:this is part of her magical power. Her beauty and intelligence are always at an inverse, and she slowly goes from one extreme to the other and back]].


* ''Literature/ASpellForChameleon'': Wynne is very beautiful and very dim. It's ultimately revealed that [[spoiler:this is part of her magical power. Her beauty and intelligence are always at an inverse, and she slowly goes from one extreme to the other and back]].

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* ''Literature/ASpellForChameleon'': ''[[Literature/{{Xanth}} ASpellForChameleon]]'': Wynne is very beautiful and very dim. It's ultimately revealed that [[spoiler:this is part of her magical power. Her beauty and intelligence are always at an inverse, and she slowly goes from one extreme to the other and back]].


A Brainless Beauty -- even a sweet-natured one -- is unlikely to be the serious love interest of TheHero. In fact, they make a natural RomanticFalseLead. It can happen though if the Beauty shows some form of HiddenDepths. For much the same reason a Brainless Beauty is unlikely to be BigBad since their lack of brainpower doesn't make them that formidable unless the story is a comedy and the hero is equally intellect challenged. In fact, due to tropes like KindheartedSimpleton and DumbIsGood a Brainless Beauty is more likely to be good-natured than nasty though they are very likely to be InnocentlyInsensitive.

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A Brainless Beauty -- even a sweet-natured one -- is unlikely to be the serious love interest of TheHero. In fact, they make a natural RomanticFalseLead. It can happen though if the Beauty shows some form of HiddenDepths. For much the same reason a Brainless Beauty is unlikely to be BigBad since their lack of brainpower doesn't make them that formidable unless the story is a comedy and the hero is equally intellect challenged. In fact, due to tropes like KindheartedSimpleton and DumbIsGood a Brainless Beauty is more likely to be good-natured than nasty though they are very likely to be InnocentlyInsensitive.



If this trope is set in a HighSchool (or more rarely a university) and a female main character falls under this trope there is a fairly good chance she is secretly smart but employing ObfuscatingStupidity (because PopularIsDumb) or at least has HiddenDepths. [[DoubleStandard For some reason]] male Brainless Beauties [[AlwaysFemale very rarely turn out to be secretly smart.]]

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If this trope is set in a HighSchool (or more rarely a university) and a female main character falls under this trope there is a fairly good chance she is secretly smart but employing ObfuscatingStupidity (because PopularIsDumb) or at least has HiddenDepths. [[DoubleStandard For some reason]] male Brainless Beauties [[AlwaysFemale very rarely turn out to be secretly smart.]]
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* From a 1995 ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip:
-->'''Paige''': Nicole, look! Bobby Whitmeyer must've transferred into our history class! He's the hunkiest hunk in the school! He is sooo hot! Sooo babe-like! Sooo to die for!\\
'''Nicole''': ...Sooo stupid...\\
'''Paige''': Oh, like brains really matter.\\
'''Bobby''': Oops - I'm in the wrong room.\\
'''Nicole''': In this case they do.\\
'''Paige''': '''AAAA!''' Come back!
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* Jessica from ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh''. Although she can be incredibly competent at getting back at anyone who tricks her.



* ''Series/{{Friends}}''
** Joey is a hunky actor who is consistently the dumbest character on the show.
** Rachel started out as one, as she was clueless concerning any real-life skills, but thanks to CharacterDevelopment she became a lot more sensible and capable.
* Patrick from ''Series/{{Coupling}}''.
* Linda from ''Series/{{Becker}}''.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Kelly is a rather ditzy, popular and pretty girl. Through {{Flanderization}}, she becomes dumber over the course of the show.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}''
** Joey
''Series/ThirtyRock'': Drew, one of Liz's boyfriends, is incredibly stupid, but everyone just lets him slide because he looks like Creator/JonHamm. He leads a hunky actor who is consistently charmed life without even realizing it. This whole characterization comes out of nowhere in the dumbest character on the show.
** Rachel started out as one, as she was clueless concerning any real-life skills, but thanks to CharacterDevelopment she became a lot more sensible and capable.
* Patrick
second episode he's featured in.
%%* Sandra
from ''Series/{{Coupling}}''.
*
''227''.
%%* Paisley Houndstooth from ''Series/ANTFarm''.
%%*
Linda from ''Series/{{Becker}}''.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Kelly ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''
** Penny
is probably closer to being of average intelligence with a rather ditzy, popular and pretty girl. Through {{Flanderization}}, she becomes dumber over few [[TheDitz ditzy]] moments but is effectively one in comparison to the course rest of the show.main cast. That said, [[CharacterDevelopment she does make an effort to learn]] and is in many ways savvier about functioning in the real world than the guys.
** Penny's on again/off again boyfriend Zack. Tall, buff, good-looking, and so dumb he makes the box of rocks like a college grad.
** Subverted with Sheldon's sister Missy who is drop-dead gorgeous and described by their mother as "dumber than soup". However in her only appearance, Missy seems a normal girl with average intelligence and certainly not brainless. She's probably only [[InformedFlaw "dumb"]] in comparison to [[TVGenius her brother]].
* Played for laughs in a season six episode of ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', in which it is revealed that BlackAndNerdy CulturedBadass Captain Holt is considered to be this by his classics professor husband's coworkers - who have a bad habit of underestimating the intelligence of anyone who isn't an academic.



--> '''Cordelia:''' "Actually, I'm looking forward to it. I do well on standardized tests." ({{beat}}) "What? I can't have layers?"

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--> '''Cordelia:''' --->'''Cordelia:''' "Actually, I'm looking forward to it. I do well on standardized tests." ({{beat}}) "What? I can't have layers?"



* Jessica from ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh''. Although she can be incredibly competent at getting back at anyone who tricks her.
* Ethan Craft from ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''. Ethan's stepmother as well. In fact, she's dumber than Ethan!
* Paisley Houndstooth from ''Series/ANTFarm''.
* Seth Powers from ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', who ended up with the TeenGenius {{Tsundere}} via a combination of OppositesAttract and CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds.
* Lydia from ''Series/TeenWolf'', comes off as this at first, but it's later shown that she's ObfuscatingStupidity for Jackson's sake and is actually a TeenGenius who's extremely gifted in chemistry and can read archaic Latin.
* Kelso, Laurie, Midge and Jackie in ''Series/That70sShow''. ''Especially'' Kelso.
* Kandi from ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''. Heck, pretty much any female guest star who isn't Mia or Chelsea. Charlie's entire ''modus operandi'' is to seek them out.
* Mallory from ''Series/FamilyTies''.
* Adriana La Cerva from ''Series/TheSopranos'' is so dumb she believes a drug dealer when he says that the money from drug dealing goes towards poor children.
* Cindy Annabel Tucker AKA Dawn Denbo's "lover Cindy" from ''Series/TheLWord''.
* Sandra from ''227''.
* Blanche of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' (Although this seems to be more breeding/force of habit than true stupidity). Roommate Rose on the other hand. . .
* Loretta Tortelli and Kelly Gaines on ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Woody might be considered a male version. Sam Malone, post-Diane Chambers, arguably became one.
* ''Just Say Julie'' - Literally! Julie Brown interviewed moronic (and fictional) model Lake Arrowhead and after posing a 'difficult' question Lake's brain exploded out of her head from the pressure of thinking. Luckily Julie found the brain (which was about the size of a wadded up piece of chewing gum), but Lake (who seemed exactly the same despite now having no brain at all) left to go on a date without bothering to put it back in. Julie then absentmindedly ate it.
* Sometimes Peter Petrelli from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' seems to fall into [[IdiotBall this]] [[MrFanservice role]].
* Vince Noir of ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' has fabulous hair, amazing clothes, and one brain cell.
* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' has Alison, a girl that Malcolm dated briefly when he first began high school. She couldn't grasp any concept that Malcolm tried to explain to her, and she ended up dumping him after he used the word paradox in a sentence. She would move on to Malcolm's brother Reese, who is on the same wavelength of dumb as she is, and they would stay together for half the season. She would end up showing a little bit of intelligence when she realized Reese didn't want to spend money on her to go to a dance and ended up making him take her to the dance and dumping him immediately after.

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* Jessica from ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh''. Although she can be incredibly competent at getting back at anyone who tricks her.
* Ethan Craft from ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''. Ethan's stepmother as well. In fact, she's dumber than Ethan!
* Paisley Houndstooth from ''Series/ANTFarm''.
* Seth Powers from ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', who ended up with the TeenGenius {{Tsundere}} via a combination of OppositesAttract and CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds.
* Lydia from ''Series/TeenWolf'', comes off as this at first, but it's later shown that she's ObfuscatingStupidity for Jackson's sake and is actually a TeenGenius who's extremely gifted in chemistry and can read archaic Latin.
* Kelso, Laurie, Midge and Jackie in ''Series/That70sShow''. ''Especially'' Kelso.
* Kandi from ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''. Heck, pretty much any female guest star who isn't Mia or Chelsea. Charlie's entire ''modus operandi'' is to seek them out.
* Mallory from ''Series/FamilyTies''.
* Adriana La Cerva from ''Series/TheSopranos'' is so dumb she believes a drug dealer when he says that the money from drug dealing goes towards poor children.
* Cindy Annabel Tucker AKA Dawn Denbo's "lover Cindy" from ''Series/TheLWord''.
* Sandra from ''227''.
* Blanche of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' (Although this seems to be more breeding/force of habit than true stupidity). Roommate Rose on the other hand. . .
*
%%* Loretta Tortelli and Kelly Gaines on ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Woody might be considered a male version. Sam Malone, post-Diane Chambers, arguably became one.
* ''Just Say Julie'' - Literally! Julie Brown interviewed moronic (and fictional) model Lake Arrowhead and after posing a 'difficult' question Lake's brain exploded out of her head from the pressure of thinking. Luckily Julie found the brain (which was about the size of a wadded up piece of chewing gum), but Lake (who seemed exactly the same despite now having no brain at all) left to go on a date without bothering to put it back in. Julie then absentmindedly ate it.
* Sometimes Peter Petrelli from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' seems to fall into [[IdiotBall this]] [[MrFanservice role]].
* Vince Noir of ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' has fabulous hair, amazing clothes, and one brain cell.
* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' has Alison, a girl that Malcolm dated briefly when he first began high school. She couldn't grasp any
''Series/{{Community}}''
** The show parodies/deconstructs this
concept that Malcolm tried in the episode [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic Regional Holiday Music]] with Annie attempting to explain seduce Jeff to her, and [[AssimilationPlot convince him to join the Glee club]] for the Christmas pageant. Jeff points out just how creepy the idea really is.
--->'''Jeff:''' You are an intelligent woman. Also, you're Jewish.
** Annie then proceeds to sing about how
she ended up dumping him after he used the word paradox in a sentence. She would move on to Malcolm's brother Reese, who is on the same wavelength of dumb as she is, and they would stay together for half the season. She would end up showing a little bit of has no idea how Christmas works. With her intelligence when dropping throughout the song. She dresses in a [[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule short-skirted costume]] and begins her song with an affected cutesy-dumb attitude remarkably unlike her usual intelligent, straight-A personality. This then devolves into increasingly childish behavior, until she's [[UpToEleven flopping on the ground spewing baby-talk.]] Even the insatiably horny Jeff is incredibly turned off by the number she realized Reese didn't want intended to spend money use to seduce him.
--->'''Jeff:''' Look, eventually you hit a point of diminishing returns
on the sexiness.\\
'''Annie:''' What's a deminiminmeghh?
** Considering that the entire episode is an extended TakeThat to ''Series/{{Glee}}'', the scene could arguably be interpreted as a criticism of [[TheDitz Brittany's]] character in particular. She started out as vaguely ditzy, progressed to [[CloudCuckooLander amusingly airheaded]], and quickly crossed the line into being [[ManChild so childish]] that she could never possibly function in the real world. This doesn't preclude the series from portraying
her to go to in a dance very sexualized manner, which leads into mass {{Unfortunate Implications}}.
%%* Patrick from ''Series/{{Coupling}}''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]] has Miss Evangelista, who is an extremely self-aware example, claiming that her father told her she had the intelligence of a fly as a ''compliment''. Anita
and ended Other Dave explain that she mistook the escape pod for the bathroom on the journey there ''twice'', and she ends up making him take her falling for a case of SchmuckBait. [[spoiler:When she's uploaded to the dance Library computers after her death in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]], she's much more intelligent but now looks like a living Picasso painting because she was uploaded wrong, although her face gets fixed in the end.]]
* [[TheDanza Drake]] from ''Series/DrakeAndJosh''. Possibly a case of BrilliantButLazy. He displays an ability to predict exactly how long it will take for him
and dumping him immediately after.Josh to sneak home compared to their parents' timing, claiming he could do that but is failing math because that situation was "actually important".
%%* Mallory from ''Series/FamilyTies''.



* ''Series/HannahMontana''
** Amber is just an AlphaBitch but not a ditz, though her sidekick Ashley is a straight example.
** Invoked against Miley by Rico as well, when he tells her "It's a good thing you're pretty". He even dismisses his '[[ClarkKenting Miley is Hannah Montana]]' theory on the basis that she's too much of a bubblehead to pull it off.
** There's also Brainless Bodacious Becky, a SatelliteLoveInterest of Jackson's.

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* ''Series/HannahMontana''
''Series/{{Friends}}''
** Amber is just an AlphaBitch but not a ditz, though her sidekick Ashley Joey is a straight example.hunky actor who is consistently the dumbest character on the show.
** Invoked against Miley by Rico Rachel started out as well, when he tells her "It's a good thing you're pretty". He even dismisses his '[[ClarkKenting Miley is Hannah Montana]]' theory on the basis that she's too much of a bubblehead one, as she was clueless concerning any real-life skills, but thanks to pull it off.
** There's also Brainless Bodacious Becky,
CharacterDevelopment she became a SatelliteLoveInterest of Jackson's.lot more sensible and capable.



* Erin from the American version of ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' is a mild version mixed with ThePollyanna - she's very pretty and probably the nicest person in the show but she can be completely clueless, gullible and naive.
* Haley from ''Series/ModernFamily''. Heavily inverted by Gloria who despite being drop-dead gorgeous who initially comes across as a GoldDigger is actually very sweet, smart, and genuinely loves her older husband.
* Nate and Serena on ''Literature/GossipGirl''.
* Amanda and Hilda on ''Series/UglyBetty'' are variations as they're not so much TheDitz as BookDumb.
* Chrissy on ''Series/ThreesCompany'' was turned into the poster child for this trope by season 5.
* In one episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Sabrina was temporarily turned into a literal example by a virus (literal, in that aside from becoming a dimwitted, boy crazy shopaholic, characters could look in one of Sabrina's ears and see straight out the other.)
* [[TheDanza Drake]] from ''Series/DrakeAndJosh''. Possibly a case of BrilliantButLazy. He displays an ability to predict exactly how long it will take for him and Josh to sneak home compared to their parents' timing, claiming he could do that but is failing math because that situation was "actually important."
* Hillary from ''Series/KyleXY'' is very blonde, very nicely built, very vivacious and loves to be in front of the camera.
* Lampshaded and deconstructed in a season 2 episode of ''Series/TheMiddle''; Axl's boss is an extremely sexy but extremely dumb party girl who he is at first overjoyed to work with, but eventually grows to intensely dislike, even turning down a date (to his own shock) due to frustration at her thoughtlessness.
* ''Series/TrueBlood''. Jason Stackhouse: Irresistible to women, seldom fully dressed, always utterly clueless. When he starts listing out his diet and workout routine to stay so chiseled, it actually seems a little out of character for him to know that much information about anything.

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* Erin from Blanche of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' (Although this seems to be more breeding/force of habit than true stupidity). Roommate Rose on the American version of ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' is a mild version mixed with ThePollyanna - she's very pretty and probably the nicest person in the show but she can be completely clueless, gullible and naive.
* Haley from ''Series/ModernFamily''. Heavily inverted by Gloria who despite being drop-dead gorgeous who initially comes across as a GoldDigger is actually very sweet, smart, and genuinely loves her older husband.
*
other hand...
%%*
Nate and Serena on ''Literature/GossipGirl''.
''Series/GossipGirl''.
* Amanda and Hilda on ''Series/UglyBetty'' are variations as they're ''Series/HannahMontana''
** Amber is just an AlphaBitch but
not so a ditz, though her sidekick Ashley is a straight example.
** Invoked against Miley by Rico as well, when he tells her "It's a good thing you're pretty". He even dismisses his '[[ClarkKenting Miley is Hannah Montana]]' theory on the basis that she's too
much TheDitz as BookDumb.
* Chrissy on ''Series/ThreesCompany'' was turned into
of a bubblehead to pull it off.
** There's also Brainless Bodacious Becky, a SatelliteLoveInterest of Jackson's.
%%* Many of
the poster child for girls on ''Series/HeeHaw'', though some were a lot smarter than they seemed. Others played this trope straight, though.
%%* Sometimes Peter Petrelli from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' seems to fall into [[IdiotBall this]] [[MrFanservice role]].
* Toyed with in ''Series/{{House}}''.
** House tells Cameron that he hired her because she was pretty, not because she was "the best" ... for example, she graduated ''near'' the top of her class, but not ''at'' the top of her class. House figured that, because she was pretty enough to get
by season 5.
* In one
on her looks but chose to study ''anyway'', she was probably worth hiring.
** House meets a doctor when he's looking to replace his fellows and, in flirting with her, offers her a [[DoubleEntendre position on his staff]]. One
episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Sabrina was temporarily turned into a literal example by a virus (literal, in later, it's revealed that aside from becoming a dimwitted, boy crazy shopaholic, she took him at his word and shows up at Princeton-Plainsboro having left her former job. This being TV, most characters could look are at worst HollywoodHomely, but she's remarkably good-looking in one of Sabrina's ears and see straight out the other.)
* [[TheDanza Drake]] from ''Series/DrakeAndJosh''. Possibly a case of BrilliantButLazy. He displays an ability to predict exactly how long it will take for him and Josh to sneak home compared to their parents' timing, claiming he could do
that but is failing math several characters remark on how good-looking she is. It's heavily implied that she's been getting by on her looks because that situation was "actually important."
* Hillary from ''Series/KyleXY''
House is very blonde, very nicely built, very vivacious repeatedly DistractedByTheSexy and loves to be in front of the camera.
* Lampshaded and deconstructed in a season 2 episode of ''Series/TheMiddle''; Axl's boss is an extremely sexy but extremely dumb party girl who he is at first overjoyed to work with, but eventually grows to intensely dislike, even turning down a date (to his own shock) due to frustration at
doesn't realize her thoughtlessness.
* ''Series/TrueBlood''. Jason Stackhouse: Irresistible to women, seldom fully dressed, always utterly clueless. When
ideas are nonsensical until it's pointed out by someone else. Eventually, he starts listing out his diet and workout routine having Taub or one of the others repeat her statements to stay so chiseled, it actually seems a little out of character for him to know so that much information about anything.he can judge them outside the context of her physical appearance, and winds up firing her by the end of the episode.



* Toyed with in ''Series/{{House}}''.
** House tells Cameron that he hired her because she was pretty, not because she was "the best" ... for example, she graduated ''near'' the top of her class, but not ''at'' the top of her class. House figured that, because she was pretty enough to get by on her looks but chose to study ''anyway'', she was probably worth hiring.
** House meets a doctor when he's looking to replace his fellows and, in flirting with her, offers her a [[DoubleEntendre position on his staff]]. One episode later, it's revealed that she took him at his word and shows up at Princeton-Plainsboro having left her former job. This being TV, most characters are at worst HollywoodHomely, but she's remarkably good-looking in that several characters remark on how good-looking she is. It's heavily implied that she's been getting by on her looks because House is repeatedly DistractedByTheSexy and doesn't realize her ideas are nonsensical until it's pointed out by someone else. Eventually, he starts having Taub or one of the others repeat her statements to him so that he can judge them outside the context of her physical appearance, and winds up firing her by the end of the episode.
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': Drew, one of Liz's boyfriends, is incredibly stupid, but everyone just lets him slide because he looks like Creator/JonHamm. He leads a charmed life without even realizing it. This whole characterization comes out of nowhere in the second episode he's featured in.
* Barbara Jean from ''Series/{{Reba}}''.



* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''
** Penny is probably closer to being of average intelligence with a few [[TheDitz ditzy]] moments but is effectively one in comparison to the rest of the main cast. That said, [[CharacterDevelopment she does make an effort to learn]] and is in many ways savvier about functioning in the real world than the guys.
** Penny's on again/off again boyfriend Zack. Tall, buff, good-looking, and so dumb he makes the box of rocks like a college grad.
** Subverted with Sheldon's sister Missy who is drop-dead gorgeous and described by their mother as "dumber than soup". However in her only appearance, Missy seems a normal girl with average intelligence and certainly not brainless. She's probably only [[InformedFlaw "dumb"]] in comparison to [[TVGenius her brother]].

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''
**
''Just Say Julie'' - Literally! Julie Brown interviewed moronic (and fictional) model Lake Arrowhead and after posing a 'difficult' question Lake's brain exploded out of her head from the pressure of thinking. Luckily Julie found the brain (which was about the size of a wadded up piece of chewing gum), but Lake (who seemed exactly the same despite now having no brain at all) left to go on a date without bothering to put it back in. Julie then absentmindedly ate it.
%%* Hillary from ''Series/KyleXY'' is very blonde, very nicely built, very vivacious and loves to be in front of the camera.
%%* Ethan Craft from ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''. Ethan's stepmother as well. In fact, she's dumber than Ethan!
%%* Cindy Annabel Tucker AKA Dawn Denbo's "lover Cindy" from ''Series/TheLWord''.
*
Penny Parker from ''Series/{{MacGyver|1985}}'' isn't exactly stupid, but she tends to act without thinking things through and has only a shaky grasp of how the world works.
* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' has Alison, a girl that Malcolm dated briefly when he first began high school. She couldn't grasp any concept that Malcolm tried to explain to her, and she ended up dumping him after he used the word paradox in a sentence. She would move on to Malcolm's brother Reese, who
is probably closer to being on the same wavelength of average dumb as she is, and they would stay together for half the season. She would end up showing a little bit of intelligence with when she realized Reese didn't want to spend money on her to go to a few [[TheDitz ditzy]] moments but is effectively one in comparison dance and ended up making him take her to the rest dance and dumping him immediately after.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Kelly is a rather ditzy, popular and pretty girl. Through {{Flanderization}}, she becomes dumber over the course
of the main cast. That said, [[CharacterDevelopment she does make an effort to learn]] show.
* Lampshaded
and deconstructed in a season 2 episode of ''Series/TheMiddle''; Axl's boss is in many ways savvier about functioning in the real world than the guys.
** Penny's on again/off again boyfriend Zack. Tall, buff, good-looking, and so
an extremely sexy but extremely dumb he makes the box of rocks like a college grad.
** Subverted with Sheldon's sister Missy
party girl who he is at first overjoyed to work with, but eventually grows to intensely dislike, even turning down a date (to his own shock) due to frustration at her thoughtlessness.
* Vince Noir of ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' has fabulous hair, amazing clothes, and one brain cell.
* Haley from ''Series/ModernFamily''. Heavily inverted by Gloria who despite being
drop-dead gorgeous who initially comes across as a GoldDigger is actually very sweet, smart, and described by their mother as "dumber than soup". However in genuinely loves her only appearance, Missy seems older husband.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': Creator/CarolCleveland played
a normal lot of attractive, but fairly stupid young women in the series. For instance, the one in the Science Fiction Sketch who is so slow at comprehending her scientist boyfriend's explanation about why people are turning into Scotsmen that he eventually knocks her unconscious.
* Seth Powers from ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', who ended up with the TeenGenius {{Tsundere}} via a combination of OppositesAttract and CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds.
%%* ''Series/NorthernExposure'': Shelly Tambo/Vincoeur, the young, bubbly and beautiful
girl in a MayDecemberRomance.
* ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'': Piper clearly isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but she's overtly the FairCop on the team who provides most of the {{Fanservice}}.
* Erin from the American version of ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' is a mild version mixed
with average intelligence ThePollyanna - she's very pretty and certainly not brainless. She's probably only [[InformedFlaw "dumb"]] the nicest person in comparison to [[TVGenius her brother]].the show but she can be completely clueless, gullible and naïve.



* ''Series/NorthernExposure'': Shelly Tambo/Vincoeur, the young, bubbly and beautiful girl in a MayDecemberRomance.
* London Tipton from ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''- Also London's sweet but dull-witted friend Chelsea Brimmer, Mark's one-episode girlfriend Cassandra, and male example Lance Fishman.
* A girl from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' who was Justin's love interest.
* Many of the girls on ''Series/HeeHaw'', though some were a lot smarter than they seemed. Others played this trope straight, though.
* Goldie Hawn during her ''[[Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Laugh-In]]'' days.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': Creator/CarolCleveland played a lot of attractive, but fairly stupid young women in the series.
* Penny Parker from ''Series/MacGyver1985'' isn't exactly stupid, but she tends to act without thinking things through and has only a shaky grasp of how the world works.
* ''Series/{{Community}}''
** The show parodies/deconstructs this concept in the episode [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic Regional Holiday Music]] with Annie attempting to seduce Jeff to [[AssimilationPlot convince him to join the Glee club]] for the Christmas pageant. Jeff points out just how creepy the idea really is.
--->'''Jeff:''' You are an intelligent woman. Also, you're Jewish.
** Annie then proceeds to sing about how she has no idea how Christmas works. With her intelligence dropping throughout the song. She dresses in a [[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule short-skirted costume]] and begins her song with an affected cutesy-dumb attitude remarkably unlike her usual intelligent, straight-A personality. This then devolves into increasingly childish behavior, until she's [[UpToEleven flopping on the ground spewing baby-talk.]] Even the insatiably horny Jeff is incredibly turned off by the number she intended to use to seduce him.
--->'''Jeff:''' Look, eventually you hit a point of diminishing returns on the sexiness.\\
'''Annie:''' What's a deminiminmeghh?
** Considering that the entire episode is an extended TakeThat to ''Series/{{Glee}}'', the scene could arguably be interpreted as a criticism of [[TheDitz Brittany's]] character in particular. She started out as vaguely ditzy, progressed to [[CloudCuckooLander amusingly airheaded]], and quickly crossed the line into being [[ManChild so childish]] that she could never possibly function in the real world. This doesn't preclude the series from portraying her in a very sexualized manner, which leads into mass {{Unfortunate Implications}}.
* ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'': Piper clearly isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but she's overtly the FairCop on the team who provides most of the {{Fanservice}}.
* Series/SchittsCreek: Alexis Rose subverts this trope, even though she is not an intellectual or a good student and has big gaps in her knowledge. She does, however, have strong social media skills, exceptional survival skills that have allowed her to escape from numerous kidnappings, multiple international driver's licenses and solid organizational skills. She also learns to be an excellent assistant to Ted, and she is able to catch a group of teens who are shoplifting from her brother's store.
* Played for laughs in a season six episode of ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', in which it is revealed that BlackAndNerdy CulturedBadass Captain Holt is considered to be this by his classics professor husband's coworkers - who have a bad habit of underestimating the intelligence of anyone who isn't an academic.

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* ''Series/NorthernExposure'': Shelly Tambo/Vincoeur, the young, bubbly and beautiful girl in a MayDecemberRomance.
* London Tipton
%%* Barbara Jean from ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''- Also London's sweet but dull-witted friend Chelsea Brimmer, Mark's one-episode girlfriend Cassandra, and male example Lance Fishman.
* A girl from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' who was Justin's love interest.
* Many of the girls on ''Series/HeeHaw'', though some were a lot smarter than they seemed. Others played this trope straight, though.
*
''Series/{{Reba}}''.
%%*
Goldie Hawn during her ''[[Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Laugh-In]]'' days.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': Creator/CarolCleveland played a lot of attractive, but fairly stupid young women in the series.
* Penny Parker from ''Series/MacGyver1985'' isn't exactly stupid, but she tends to act without thinking things through and has only a shaky grasp of how the world works.
* ''Series/{{Community}}''
** The show parodies/deconstructs this concept in the
In one episode [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic Regional Holiday Music]] with Annie attempting to seduce Jeff to [[AssimilationPlot convince him to join the Glee club]] for the Christmas pageant. Jeff points out just how creepy the idea really is.
--->'''Jeff:''' You are an intelligent woman. Also, you're Jewish.
** Annie then proceeds to sing about how she has no idea how Christmas works. With her intelligence dropping throughout the song. She dresses in a [[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule short-skirted costume]] and begins her song with an affected cutesy-dumb attitude remarkably unlike her usual intelligent, straight-A personality. This then devolves into increasingly childish behavior, until she's [[UpToEleven flopping on the ground spewing baby-talk.]] Even the insatiably horny Jeff is incredibly
of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Sabrina was temporarily turned off into a literal example by the number she intended to use to seduce him.
--->'''Jeff:''' Look, eventually you hit
a point of diminishing returns on the sexiness.\\
'''Annie:''' What's a deminiminmeghh?
** Considering
virus (literal, in that the entire episode is an extended TakeThat to ''Series/{{Glee}}'', the scene aside from becoming a dimwitted, boy crazy shopaholic, characters could arguably be interpreted as a criticism look in one of [[TheDitz Brittany's]] character in particular. She started Sabrina's ears and see straight out as vaguely ditzy, progressed to [[CloudCuckooLander amusingly airheaded]], and quickly crossed the line into being [[ManChild so childish]] that she could never possibly function in the real world. This doesn't preclude the series from portraying her in a very sexualized manner, which leads into mass {{Unfortunate Implications}}.
other).
* ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'': Piper clearly isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but she's overtly the FairCop on the team who provides most of the {{Fanservice}}.
* Series/SchittsCreek:
''Series/SchittsCreek'': Alexis Rose subverts this trope, even though she is not an intellectual or a good student and has big gaps in her knowledge. She does, however, have strong social media skills, exceptional survival skills that have allowed her to escape from numerous kidnappings, multiple international driver's licenses and solid organizational skills. She also learns to be an excellent assistant to Ted, and she is able to catch a group of teens who are shoplifting from her brother's store.
* Played Adriana La Cerva from ''Series/TheSopranos'' is so dumb she believes a drug dealer when he says that the money from drug dealing goes towards poor children.
%%* London Tipton from ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''- Also London's sweet but dull-witted friend Chelsea Brimmer, Mark's one-episode girlfriend Cassandra, and male example Lance Fishman.
* Lydia from ''Series/TeenWolf'', comes off as this at first, but it's later shown that she's ObfuscatingStupidity
for laughs Jackson's sake and is actually a TeenGenius who's extremely gifted in a chemistry and can read archaic Latin.
%%* Kelso, Laurie, Midge and Jackie in ''Series/That70sShow''. ''Especially'' Kelso.
%%* Chrissy on ''Series/ThreesCompany'' was turned into the poster child for this trope by
season six episode 5.
* ''Series/TrueBlood''. Jason Stackhouse: Irresistible to women, seldom fully dressed, always utterly clueless. When he starts listing out his diet and workout routine to stay so chiseled, it actually seems a little out
of ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', in which it is revealed character for him to know that BlackAndNerdy CulturedBadass Captain Holt is considered to be this by his classics professor husband's coworkers - who have a bad habit of underestimating the intelligence of anyone much information about anything.
%%* Kandi from ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''. Heck, pretty much any female guest star
who isn't an academic.Mia or Chelsea. Charlie's entire ''modus operandi'' is to seek them out.
%%* Amanda and Hilda on ''Series/UglyBetty'' are variations as they're not so much TheDitz as BookDumb.
%%* A girl from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' who was Justin's love interest.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* From a 1995 ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip:
-->'''Paige''': Nicole, look! Bobby Whitmeyer must've transferred into our history class! He's the hunkiest hunk in the school! He is sooo hot! Sooo babe-like! Sooo to die for!\\
'''Nicole''': ...Sooo stupid...\\
'''Paige''': Oh, like brains really matter.\\
'''Bobby''': Oops - I'm in the wrong room.\\
'''Nicole''': In this case they do.\\
'''Paige''': '''AAAA!''' Come back!
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Theater]]
* Kendra from ''Theatre/{{Thirteen}}''.

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[[folder:Theater]]
*
[[folder:Theatre]]
%%*
Kendra from ''Theatre/{{Thirteen}}''.


* [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Rocky Horror]], a blonde-haired {{Hunk}}, is almost literally brainless. He's only got half-a-brain and, quite frankly, he ain't too bright.

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* [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': Rocky Horror]], Horror, a blonde-haired {{Hunk}}, is almost literally brainless. He's only got half-a-brain and, quite frankly, he ain't too bright. It doesn't help that he's a day old, either.



* In ''Film/{{Roxanne}}'' (the Steve Martin update of Cyrano de Bergerac), Chris the fireman.

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* In ''Film/{{Roxanne}}'' (the Steve Martin update of Cyrano de Bergerac), ''Film/{{Roxanne}}'', Chris the fireman.fireman is a nice, hunky, simple guy who knows how to put out fires but not much else. He's totally out of his depth around the erudite C.D. and Roxanne.



* In ''Film/ThreeBillboardsOutsideEbbingMissouri'', after Mildred divorced him and their daughter, Angela, was raped and murdered, Charlie began dating a girl named Penelope, [[MayDecemberRomance who is stated to be at least nineteen years old.]] And yet she gets polo and polio mixed up, and can't read the room when she catches the Hayes family in the middle of a violent argument.

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* In ''Film/ThreeBillboardsOutsideEbbingMissouri'', after Mildred divorced him and their daughter, Angela, was raped and murdered, ''Film/ThreeBillboardsOutsideEbbingMissouri'': Mildred's ex-husband Charlie began is dating a girl named Penelope, [[MayDecemberRomance who is stated to be at least around nineteen years old.]] And yet she She gets polo and polio mixed up, up and can't read the room when she catches the Hayes family in the middle of a violent argument.argument. However, she ''does'' state [[AnAesop the Aesop]] of the film toward the end, saying she "read it on a bookmark."



* Serwe in ''Literature/SecondApocalypse''.

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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': Serwe is almost superhumanly beautiful and is the least intelligent person in ''Literature/SecondApocalypse''.the series, falling utterly for Kellhus's manipulations without a moment's resistance.



* ''Literature/ASpellForChameleon'': Wynne is very beautiful and very dim. It's ultimately revealed that [[spoiler:this is part of her magical power. Her beauty and intelligence are always at an inverse, and she slowly goes from one extreme to the other and back]].



* Joey from ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is a sympathetic BB. [[RomanticFalseLead Paolo]], on the other hand, was a classic romantic foil. Rachel started out as one as she was clueless concerning any real-life skills but thanks to CharacterDevelopment she became a lot more sensible and capable.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}''
**
Joey from ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is a sympathetic BB. [[RomanticFalseLead Paolo]], hunky actor who is consistently the dumbest character on the other hand, was a classic romantic foil. show.
**
Rachel started out as one one, as she was clueless concerning any real-life skills skills, but thanks to CharacterDevelopment she became a lot more sensible and capable.



* Kelly from ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' (not originally, but through {{Flanderization}}).

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Kelly from ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' (not originally, but through {{Flanderization}}).is a rather ditzy, popular and pretty girl. Through {{Flanderization}}, she becomes dumber over the course of the show.



* Jason Stackhouse in ''Series/TrueBlood''. Irresistible to women, seldom fully dressed, always utterly clueless.

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* Jason Stackhouse in ''Series/TrueBlood''. Jason Stackhouse: Irresistible to women, seldom fully dressed, always utterly clueless.clueless. When he starts listing out his diet and workout routine to stay so chiseled, it actually seems a little out of character for him to know that much information about anything.



* Drew, one of Liz's boyfriends in ''Series/ThirtyRock'', leads a charmed life without even realizing it due to having the looks of Creator/JonHamm.

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* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': Drew, one of Liz's boyfriends in ''Series/ThirtyRock'', boyfriends, is incredibly stupid, but everyone just lets him slide because he looks like Creator/JonHamm. He leads a charmed life without even realizing it due to having it. This whole characterization comes out of nowhere in the looks of Creator/JonHamm.second episode he's featured in.



* Shelly Tambo/Vincoeur from ''Series/NorthernExposure''.

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* ''Series/NorthernExposure'': Shelly Tambo/Vincoeur from ''Series/NorthernExposure''.Tambo/Vincoeur, the young, bubbly and beautiful girl in a MayDecemberRomance.


* The members of Sev'ral Timez, the boy band from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', are all very good-looking, and can't even figure out how to drink water from a glass. Then again, this is possibly justified by [[spoiler: the fact they are ''clones''. They have been genetically created to be the perfect boyband in terms of appearance, singing and dancing talent, but are treated like performance animals by their Boss, Bratzman. They live in a large hamster cage and Mabel eventually releases them into the wild.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': The members of Sev'ral Timez, the boy band from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', the episode "Boyz Crazy", are all very good-looking, and can't even figure out how to drink water from a glass. Then again, this is possibly justified by [[spoiler: the fact they are ''clones''. They have been genetically created to be the perfect boyband in terms of appearance, singing and dancing talent, but are treated like performance animals by their Boss, Bratzman. They live in a large hamster cage and Mabel eventually releases them into the wild.]]


** Annie then proceeds to sing about how she has no idea how Christmas works. With her intelligence dropping throughout the song. She dresses in a [[CatholicSchoolgirlsRule short-skirted costume]] and begins her song with an affected [[BrainlessBeauty cutesy-dumb]] attitude remarkably unlike her usual intelligent, straight-A personality. This then devolves into increasingly childish behavior, until she's [[UpToEleven flopping on the ground spewing baby-talk.]] Even the insatiably horny Jeff is incredibly turned off by the number she intended to use to seduce him.

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** Annie then proceeds to sing about how she has no idea how Christmas works. With her intelligence dropping throughout the song. She dresses in a [[CatholicSchoolgirlsRule [[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule short-skirted costume]] and begins her song with an affected [[BrainlessBeauty cutesy-dumb]] cutesy-dumb attitude remarkably unlike her usual intelligent, straight-A personality. This then devolves into increasingly childish behavior, until she's [[UpToEleven flopping on the ground spewing baby-talk.]] Even the insatiably horny Jeff is incredibly turned off by the number she intended to use to seduce him.



* The song "When I was a Bimbo" by Sue Wilkinson, a humorous singer/songwriter of the early 80s with a half-spoken delivery. The song is about a middle-aged ex-BrainlessBeauty (clearly of the HiddenDepths type) who adopted a much more sophisticated persona as she got older. She is snarky about bimbos who don't wise up with age, while also being annoyed in a self-deprecating way about how little attention she is getting compared with her days as a sexy airhead.

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* The song "When I was a Bimbo" by Sue Wilkinson, a humorous singer/songwriter of the early 80s with a half-spoken delivery. The song is about a middle-aged ex-BrainlessBeauty ex-Brainless Beauty (clearly of the HiddenDepths type) who adopted a much more sophisticated persona as she got older. She is snarky about bimbos who don't wise up with age, while also being annoyed in a self-deprecating way about how little attention she is getting compared with her days as a sexy airhead.


* ''ComicBook/SensationComics'': The Heyday triples (three of the [[Franchise/WonderWoman Holliday Girls]]) are often refered to as the "Three Pretty Girls," and two of them are so clueless their grandmother left their inheritance to their sister figuring it would do them more good in her hands.

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* ''ComicBook/SensationComics'': The Heyday triples triplets (three of the [[Franchise/WonderWoman Holliday Girls]]) are often refered referred to as the "Three Pretty Girls," and two of them are so clueless their grandmother left their inheritance to their sister figuring it would do them more good in her hands.

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