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Okay, fine
Fer sure, fer sure
She's a valley girl
And there is no cure

Oh my God! I'm, like, so totally glad to see you!

Except you. Put some pants on, already! Gross!

Like, anyway, I'm what some of you, like, call a "Stalk Parody Character", and yes, there are some totally creepy guys who—

Oh, "Stock Parody Character"! I am SOOOOOO completely embarrassed! I gotta watch out for homophobes. Wait, that's, like, something else.

So if you want to, like, put someone like me in a story, you need these four totally important traits. Leave one out, and you just have some cheap knockoff of me, and that would just be, like, so tacky. Oh my God.

  1. The way I talk is, like, way important. Aside from my fabulous clothes, it's the easiest way to tell it's my hot self. You can do, like, degrees of it, but if I don't hear a hint of it, you're not truly from The Valley. Go, like, screw yourself, impostor!
  2. I am so fashion conscious, everybody. See what I'm wearing? Does any of it, like, clash? I don't think so! Unlike those skanky bitches on Sex and the City, I don't throw on just anything I feel like. A dress isn't like a car. You can't just, like, turn the key and drive off. It's like the space shuttle, or something. Everything has to be, you know, totally perfect before takeoff.
  3. Some people say I'm dumb, and I say those people are fat. But I just, like, don't have room in my head for too much. I mean, The American Revolution was what, like, a hundred years ago? All the available Revlon lipstick colors are around right now. I think we all know which is more important.
  4. ...right? Yeah, 4. Being rich, is like, totally awesome, but you just need a good credit card. And if there isn't a mall or shopping district to hang out, or something, there should be some good stores around to shop in. If there isn't either, you totally have my sympathies. Heck, give my friends and me a call, and we'll help you move. I am so, like, dead serious. Towns like that are for, like, no one.

Okay, even though I'm best known for being from California, I can be, like, global, or something. The Valley isn't like, just in the Valley. Oh my God, was that like, totally deep or something?

Oh, and I totally know that I'm, like, not a real person in real life, or anything. I'm some kind of stereotype, you know, like parroting teens in The '80s and The '90s, or some junk. Even nowadays, though nobody seriously talks like this anymore, I've become, like, the default "vapid white girl" dialect. And I'm also, like, intertwined with the Dumb Blonde troop now, I mean trope. And I don't care what what Mitzy Connor said, this is NOT a dye job! Puhleez!

Anyway, compare Totally Radical, The Ditz, Surfer Dude (who's, like, totally hot, couldn't you just die?), Brainless Beauty, Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense, Socialite, and some junk.

Also, totally not related to that Uncanny Valley Girl. She's, like, soooooo weird. For sure!

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  • Played with in Paris Hilton's parody presidential campaign.
  • Some advertisements in the UK promoting imported American teen dramas will use Valley Girl-esque voiceovers. Can get very annoying when they're on every ad break.
    "HellooOOOOooo it's your mom!"

    Anime & Manga 
  • The NA DiC dub of Sailor Moon used valley girl slang for the first two seasons. "I'm outie!" and "Whatevah!" were frequently uttered, to the chagrin of the viewers. Under Cloverway, the next two seasons switched to gangsta...
  • In the English dub of D.N.Angel, Mio Hio was given a Valley Girl accent as a substitute for the character's Gratuitous English dialogue in the Japanese.
  • Poland from Hetalia: Axis Powers has a Nagoya highschooler dialect in the original Japanese strips, and this was translated into valley girl speak in most of the English scanlations. It's questionable if this was an accurate translation (since the dialect is seen as very rude and tomboyish when a girl speaks it) but it happened to fit his character perfectly as he's an effeminate, blond airhead.
  • Pokémon:
  • Rather annoying, the Viz Media translation of Hot Gimmick turns Hatsumi (and every other female character) into a Valley Girl even though she is a quiet, unconfident and rather poor Japanese teenager (seeing middle-aged conservative Japanese housewives saying "oh my god, Asuza is, like, such a hottie" is very, very jarring).
  • To translate her idiosyncratic way of speaking, Tsuruya-san in the Haruhi Suzumiya dub is given this type of accent.
  • A couple of minor duelists in the English translation of Hayate X Blade use Valley Girl speak.
  • In Fairy Tail, Lucy at some point finds out that she just lost her father. After visiting his grave, she goes for a walk with Natsu and Happy. As fate would have it, two Valley Girls appear soon after and bitch about how they hate their stupid, bossy, smelling fathers - right in front of Lucy who is so sad that she is not even able to cry. Natsu does not take it well.
  • In the dub version of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Princess Rose. (But not in the original, where she acted more like actual royalty.)
  • When Nelvana dubbed Cardcaptor Sakura and converted it into Cardcaptors, they had Madison Tailor (Tomoyo Daidouji) talk like one.
  • The English dub of Yurikuma Arashi has Chouko Oki speak like one, with all the usual Verbal Tics in place; every two or so words out of her mouth are punctuated with "like", "way", or, "totally". Of course, she also has the accent to boot.
  • K: Lost Small World: Aya Oogai's speech is usually translated like this.
  • Tokyopop's translation of the Magic Knight Rayearth manga had Caldina (or Gardina as Tokyopop put it) talk like one in an attempt to tranaslate her Osaka accent for English speakers. After all, you can't hear accents in print media.
  • Male example: Kashuu Kiyomitsu in Touken Ranbu. He is very into maintaining his appearance, and his body language and tone come off this way. He is neither dumb nor rich, but the overall effect is still there.
  • Yukana Yame from My First Girlfriend Is a Gal was given this treatment in the English dub. It seems to become increasingly over-the-top with each episode.
  • My Hero Academia has Camie Utsushimi from Shiketsu High, always integrating trendy slang in her dialogue.

  • Pauly Shore made a name for himself playing a male version of this, dubbed "The Weasle," who spoke almost entirely in broad San Fernando Valley slang and an exaggerated Surfer Dude voice, with a habit of pausing in-between words for emphasis (such as "B-uh-DY!" or "FUH-ker!").
  • Gabriel Iglesias uses this as his default white girl voice,.

    Comic Books 
  • Tabby Smith of Nextwave. Warren Ellis even makes sure to Lampshade how annoying her dialogue is:
    Elsa Bloodstone: I swear to God, nowhere on Earth do they talk like you, Tabby.
  • House of M featured a story involving the New X-Men as being part of a private academy. While many characters had similar personalities as their main universe selves, Sooraya Qadir is a radical departure as she goes from a modest, fundamentalist Muslim to a quintessential valley girl that rivals Tabitha "Boom Boom" Smith in vapidness. This is on account of being friends with actual Valley Girl (from LA no less) Jubilee in that reality. Their fellow students know them as "the Shallow Twins" and live in dread at their passing. (Still, they're just as willing to get involved in the story's adventure as everyone else.)
  • Comet Queen from Legion of Super-Heroes is a 31st Century version of a valley girl, one that speaks her own brand of slang, much to annoyance of nearly everyone she's around because half the time they have no idea what she's talking about.
  • Toola from Pocket God acts like one, but she's also very motherly.
  • X-Men: Kitty Pryde is book smart, but has been portrayed as ditzy and slightly shallow at times. This was exaggerated almost beyond recognition in the first episodes of X-Men: Evolution.

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    Films — Animation 
  • The mermaids in Barbie: Mariposa are obsessed with fashion and completely ignore Mariposa's attempts to ask them about the antidote. When Rayna and Rayla offer to bargain with them by giving them rare combs, they're much more interested.
  • My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks: Sonata Dusk has the clothes, the dumbness, and the way of talking of one.
  • In Turning Red, Stacy Frick tends to speak this way given her use of "OMG" twice. She seems very fashion conscious and wealthy.note  She is implied to be not that smart since Mei's friends believe they can convince her that she imagined seeing Mei in panda form twice.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The movie Valley Girl, of course!
  • Cher from Clueless is easily one of the most popular Valley Girls in fiction. Most of the incarnations made after the movie reference it in some way.
  • Romy of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is a born-again member of this group, since she walks the walk, talks the talk, but isn't rich and is actually from Arizona. (Michelle does the same things, but doesn't sound so, like, totally Valley, dihoood).
  • Buffy in the original film incarnation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • The three Alpha Bitches, the Plastics in Mean Girls.
  • The Star Wars fan-film Pink Five, a hilarious look at what happens when you send a Valley Girl to attack a Death Star. Two more films were made with the same character, set in each of the sequels.
  • Elle and her two girlfriends in Legally Blonde. Elle is an interesting variant: she has a pretty powerful intellect, it's just that she likes the lifestyle and (at first) lacks ambition.
  • Samantha from Night of the Comet. Her only concern throughout The End of the World as We Know It is whether or not she'll get laid.
  • Although Halloween (1978) is set in Illinois, the character Lynda is famed for saying "like" and "totally" at the end of every other sentence.
  • All the girls in White Chicks had some form of this throughout the film. Including the Wayans. Karen, Lisa, and Tori to a lesser degree.
  • A few minor characters in In a World….... Lake Bell recruits them for her vocal training service to teach them to sound like "women" and not "sexy babies".

  • Goss and Kylie in the Corinna Chapman series are Valley Girls, but they do actually help the protagonists occasionally.
  • In the Paladin of Shadows book A Deeper Blue, Katya takes up this sort of persona as a disguise.
  • George Alec Effinger plays with this in his stories about Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson. The stories are also very funny riffs on fantasy and SF stories.
  • In Murderess, Bridget and her posse are the English equivalent, Essex girls.
  • In Beauty Queens Shanti Singh is one, but puts on an British inflected Indian accent, as she feels that this is how the judges want to see an Indian girl. She feels too Indian for the Americans, but too American for the Indians. This is why she disguises her true Valley Girl self.
  • A Mage's Power: Parodied by Mia when Tiza calls her a "smiling pink haired ditz". She affects the accent while threatening to give Tiza a mission that she knows Tiza will hate. Tiza immediately recants.
  • In Bubble World, every girl in Agalinas is like this, partially due to memory erasure, partially due to an extreme focus on shopping, hair, and makeup, and partially due to the education system being tailored to their wants, not needs.
  • Despite being set in London, the Bridget Jones series had a twenty-something assistant named Patchouli who behaves in a similar manner, yet subverts the trope by being very respectful (esp. to Bridget) and more competent than their incompetent and drug-addicted Bad Boss Richard Finch.
  • Golem100 by Alfred Bester opens with a group of eight futuristic versions, attempting to summon the Devil out of boredom.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Parodied in "deleted scenes" from House where actresses Lisa Edelstein and Jennifer Morrison perform some of their scenes together while speaking and acting like valley girls.
    Cuddy: You just go and you, like, write something. And then, like, you end up in this really fancy office with like a huge desk and fancy shoes and, like, people will call you and they'll be like "Omg, we like totally wanna work with Eric Foreman", and you'll be like "I have so many totally mean things to say to you."
    Cameron: I get, like, fancy shoes?
    Cuddy: Yeah, that's the best part.
  • In the Pushing Daisies episode "Robbing Hood", Elise, the gold-digging wife of the Victim of the Week, talks like a Valley Girl. ("Oh, my God! You think I totally did it!")
  • Claire's friend Debbie from Heroes. Claire herself is kind of borderline.
  • Hilary Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Even though she has all the mannerisms down, she's actually from Bel-Air and in one episode describes hell as being "like, the Valley".
  • During one "Hollywood Director Game" on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Colin demanded that his "actors" portray the scene again as "clueless teenage girls" - Valley Girl was the first thing on their minds, except Wayne Brady went with a Sassy Black Girl portrayal instead.
  • The original All That had a recurring sketch called "Whateverrr!" which was a talk show hosted by two valley girls, played by Amanda Bynes and Christy Knowings.
  • The X-Files. "Syzygy" shows the terrible consequences of two valley girls gaining cosmic powers.
  • X-Play's eighties flashback episode had Morgan Webb act like one of these.
  • The Psych episode "Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast" features an entire sorority of valley girls. Juliet, going undercover as a member of their national organization, has to embrace their mentality to fit in.
  • Dharma & Greg: Dharma acts like this when shopping for a dress to wear on a date to a prom with a high school kid.
    Shop owner: What's the dress for?
    Dharma: For, like, my body.
  • Jackie from That '70s Show has elements of this (though she's from Wisconsin).
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess portrayed the Love Goddess, Aphrodite as a Valley Girl played by Alexandra Tydings.
  • In the episode "Boston Tea Party" from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Zack dreams that he and all his friends were the ones that participated in the titular event. In this dream, the cast is talking about the skyrocketing taxes, only for Maddie to exclaim that she may not afford the down payment on her used horse. Then she gives us this tidbit:
    Maddie: And I'm totally getting my license, like, this year!
    Moseby looks sceptical.
    Esteban: She's a Valley Forge Girl.
    Moseby: Ah.
  • For a British chick, Catherine Tate can be, like, totally Val!
  • Larraine Newman on Saturday Night Live possibly did the first seen version of this type of character in the 1970s.
  • As of season 3, episode 7, Orphan Black has a valley girl: Krystal, one of the Project Leda clones. Loves pink, blonde hair, hot guys on her locker, she has it all..... except there are hints dropped all throughout her introductory episode that show she's a bit wiser than you'd expect.
  • Saved by the Bell:
    • Lisa straddles the line. She's a fashion obsessed rich girl who frequently spends "Daddy's money", occasionally dropping "like" and "totally". But she's a little smarter than most traditional instances - and the fashion obsession is partly because she wants to work in the industry.
    • Minor character Ginger is a straight example. She's a Dumb Blonde who frequently pops up asking characters if there's lipstick on her teeth.
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch:
    • Morgan is a little more capable than most examples but she's vain, fashion-obsessed and materialistic. Flanderization in Season 7 turned her into a straight example.
    • Sabrina herself becomes one when her Evil Twin infects her with an "airhead virus". She and Morgan get on very well when it happens.
    • Used as a one-off joke in an episode where Sabrina tries to conjure up a princess. She gets a Valley Girl on her phone, begging Daddy not to cut her off.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Cordelia was presented as this initially. But Hidden Depths were revealed pretty quickly, and she was revealed to be quite smart.
    • In Season 2, Buffy's appearance was tweaked to properly resemble a Valley Girl - bleached blonde hair, fashionable clothes, a lot of bubblegum coloured nails etc. This was to make the dissonance between her appearance, and the fact that she was a fearsome Action Girl even more pronounced. A flashback to her life before she was a Slayer shows that she fit the Valley Girl trope through and through.
  • Kimberly starts off Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers as a stereotypical Valley Girl but matures throughout the series.
  • Kapri and Marah from Power Rangers Ninja Storm are this too. Played with in that they had been pretending to be ditzy when they had made their plans to defeat the Power Rangers once and for all, and later double cross Lothor, but they still retain their Valley Girl traits (e.g. commenting on their new looks).
  • Nadira from Power Rangers Time Force plays this trope completely straight.
  • Li'l Horrors: Despite hailing from ancient Egypt, Mummy girl Cleo Patra is a mixture of New Age Granola Girl and this, and uses a lot of of Valley Girl filler in her speech.
  • Short-lived 80's show Square Pegs ('82-'83), a teen sitcom set in the fictional Weemawee High School, features several valley girl characters, including popular student Jennifer Di Nuccio (Tracy Nelson), the quintessential buxom Valley girl.



  • Welcome to Night Vale gives us Cecil, the community radio host, narrator and (for all intents and purposes) main character. Very little is given about his physical appearance and economic status, and he is presented as quite intelligent and philosophical. This trope only comes across in his speech, when he sometimes drops into a valley-girl cadence when reciting quotes from certain people or going on one of his "personal asides".

    Pro Wrestling 
  • LayCool began as a generic Alpha Bitch tandem, but Characterization Marches On saw them become exaggerated Valley Girls - obsessed with make-up, fashion, fame and being "flawless".
  • Malibu McKenzie of Wrestlicious was advertised as this, but appeared as a Hospital Hottie when she was actually on the show for some reason.
  • GLOW had California Doll — who was a combination of this and the Surfer Dude.
  • Nikki of the Bella Twins is sometimes presented as this. She's a California native and a lover of high fashion - not to mention having the stereotypical Valley Girl voice. On Total Divas she's often played up as The Ditz to her Granola Girl of a sister.

    Puppet Shows 
  • Janice, the one girl from Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem on The Muppet Show is an early example. While she isn't seen shopping a lot, she looks fashionable for the period, and she definitely has the diction down.

  • Like, Bizarro Sister from like, Mall Fight, like, ya know?

    Tabletop Games 

    Video Games 
  • Veronika Lee and Britney Bloodrose from All Points Bulletin.
  • In Animal Crossing, peppy villagers are often described as this. Like, the way they talk in New Horizons really shows it.
  • Cali and other Valley Mermaids from Moshi Monsters. It's in the species name!
  • City of Villains has Becky the Tarantula Mistress, who doesn't let being a hideously-mutated psychic trapped in a spider-like exoskeleton armour detract from her giddy enthusiasm upon meeting the player character.
  • Berri from Conker's Bad Fur Day.
  • The Light Switches in Fallout: New Vegas: Old World Blues.
  • In Final Fantasy VII, Yuffie is localised as talking like this ("Oh, wow, I'm totally clueless."). Toned down enormously in the sequels and prequels, perhaps mercifully.
  • Gaia Online's Sasha. For some reason her Valley Girl speech never shows in the comics, though, just her shop dialogue.
  • The female patrons of the Kai Tek Resort in Jazzpunk all talk like this.
  • Yuudachi from KanColle has the famous Verbal Tic "poi," which is roughly translated as "like" in English. Hence, her speech pattern is often translated as a valley girl in English.
  • Josephine from the obscure SNES game Kendo Rage.
  • Khrynia from The Last Remnant is, like, totally stronger than before!
  • Rosa from The Legend of Zelda Oracle of Seasons.
  • In the second installment of The Lost Vikings, the sorceress met by the heroes in the early levels embodies this trope. Especially her voice acting.
  • Priel from Luminous Arc is portrayed like this.
  • There was, like, that quarian girl from Mass Effect 2 whose oblivious conversation with a lovestruck turian on Illium was one of the funniest moments of the game. She also echoed many of the comments made by fans who desired Wrench Wench Tali from the first game as a love interest. Uh, excuse me, human, private conver-say-shee-yun?! Ugh!
  • The, like, red-headed elf-girl in Might and Magic VII talked like this. Like, totally, all the time!
  • Goombella from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is an odd hybrid of this and the geek.
  • Ayase Yuka, the resident kogal, (see Real Life folder) is this in Persona.
  • Cipher Admin Lovrina from Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness shows most of the characteristics of a typical valley girl, but so not the lack of intelligence; she is so the Evil Genius, and, in fact, so singlehandedly developed a way to make Lugia impossible to purify (through standard methods, at least)!
  • MIO from Rogue Galaxy. The dialect is part of the reason many consider her The Scrappy.
  • In BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Nu-13, like, talked like a hybrid of this and a pirate in Ragna's gag reel.
  • While Alisa Bosconovitch of Tekken doesn't normally talk like this, she does temporarily start talking like this during Tekken 6's Scenario Campaign mode, after Lee tries to get her to be less formal.
    Alisa: Like, oh my god! We're going to have, like, so much fun tracking down this Jin dude!
    Lee: Good heavens, stop! I apologize. Please, never speak like that again. Where in the world did you learn that, anyway?
  • A female character in a comic strip advertisement for Solar Fox for the Atari 2600 talks and acts like this. She even does it in the TV commercial.
  • The fauns in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! level "Fracture Hills". Unusually, Elora is a faun as well but she doesn't speak like this.
  • Bratty and Catty from Undertale. "We're, like... SO hyped for the destruction of humanity!"
  • Cherry from Valkyria Chronicles. "So, like, dodging's no fair, okay?"
  • A licensed Nintendo Wii game based on Wipeout features a Valley Girl (aptly named Valley Girl) as one of the six lightweight characters the play can choose from.
    Jill: Meet Valley Girl, who, like, would rather be shopping.
  • Um... like, Nao-Nao from The World Ends with You.
  • It's kinda weird, considering she's, like, supposed to be a Japanese gone-goo-row girl, but Musume Ronshaku in Yandere Simulator totally fits the mold. She even talks like a basic bitch, y'know? "OMG, you are like the best!" "Oh, my gawwwd." "WhatEVER."
  • Tracy De Santa from Grand Theft Auto V.
    Tracy: Oh My God, you're such a fucking dictator!
  • In the English version of Shadowverse, a few female followers display valley girl-like mannerisms in their flavor text and voiced dialogue. Aldis, Trendsetting Seraph and Marian the Mummy are two of the most obvious examples.
  • Ibuki from Street Fighter was given valley girl-like traits going into IV to make her more feminine. In her win quotes words such as "like" and "totally" are fairly common.
  • Kamoshida's cognition of Ann Takamaki in Persona 5 acts like this while also being slavishly devoted to him, much to the real Ann's horror.
  • In heavy contrast with her English (or Welsh)-accented party members, Sena from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has a very strong California-style accent with a Valley Girl way of speaking, emphasized by the fact that she is voiced by an American in the English dub, while other characters with American Accents are not, and have very understated accents regardless.

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    Western Animation 
  • Adventure Time has Lumpy Space Princess, and pretty much everyone else from Lumpy Space for that matter.
  • The Sphinx who guards the town from The Adventures of Puss in Boots fits this to a tee.
  • Ty Lee of Avatar: The Last Airbender has been described as the Fire Nation version of this. Her best friend is a snarky goth.
  • Claire Brewster from the Beetlejuice cartoon. She auditions for a school play of Romeo And Juliet and throws in "total babe" in her lines, in contrast to Lydia who delivers her lines straight and sincerely.
  • Beverly Hills Teens:
    • Jett, if the way she talks is any indication.
    • Rachel and Cindy from "Eye of the Tigress." No, really; they're actually from Valley High and the way they talk make Jett sound absolutely posh.
  • Kelly, Bobby's sister in Bobby's World speaks this way all the time, even using phrases such as "Like seriously? Get real.".
  • Bratz:
  • The, like, wicked cheerleader Stacy appears in one episode of Captain N: The Game Master and totally fits this trope. For the record, she is actually from California.
  • The Little Traitor Dudes For Children's Defense, from the Codename: Kids Next Door episode "Operation P.O.O.L.", who were the Mirror Universe counterparts to the Delightful Children From Down The Lane.
  • The "Paige and Saige" sections of Crashbox feature two Valley Girl twins who look suspiciously like Barbie dolls.
  • Lauchpad's teenage sister Loopy from the DuckTales (1987) episode "Top Duck" talks like this, frequently using "like" and "totally" in her sentences.
  • Shellsea from Fish Hooks has, like, a complete Valley Girl accent.
  • Amy Wong from Futurama is definitely an example of this: wealthy family, loves shopping and even uses a sci-fi-twisted version of the lingo ("Guh" and "spluh are favorites of hers). Averted in that she is extremely intelligent despite her seemingly ditzy demeanor and has a Ph. D in applied physics.
  • There's an episode of Garfield and Friends where Garfield encounters a niece of Jon's who is explicitly referred to as a valley girl. Her accent is so bad that Garfield hires a professional linguist to add annotations explaining what she's saying to the audience (as a bonus, said linguist is named Dr. E. Darrell Moonunit, after the Trope Codifier Moon Unit Zappa).
  • Tina DeVeer from Get Ace cannot open her mouth without using the word "like" at least once, describes things as "totally random" and constantly brings up her own "hotness".
  • Duzer the Gorgon in Gravedale High. Among other things constantly saying: Get a life and or what?
  • Pacifica Northwest from Gravity Falls started off like, totally full-on Valley Girl, while also being a Rich Bitch. However, like later on during the show, when she got like, character development or junk, her accent was downplayed.
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy has Mindy. Also, Eris started out as one, but her accent was changed to British in later appearances.
  • Trina Riffin from Grojband certainly talks and behaves like one, albeit a very a very nasty and unpleasant one. Carrie Beff is also one as well, particularly in the episode "Wish Upon a Jug".
  • Kimber from Jem has aspects of this. It's understandable as she's a teen in 80s California.
  • Ditzy June (in KaBlam!'s first season) had a slight Valley Girl accent in the very early season one episodes, despite her being a huge tomboy.
  • Ophelia from The Life and Times of Juniper Lee would occasionally talk like a valley girl despite being a gothic punk girl.
  • Whittany and Brittany Biskit, also known as the Biskit Twins, from, like, Littlest Pet Shop (2012).
  • The Loud House has the two eldest Loud sisters, Lori and Leni. Lori is prone to abusing the word "literally" without end, is a Phoneaholic Teenager, and is thoroughly obsessed with her boyfriend, though it's downplayed as she's the most grounded of the Loud siblings. Leni, meanwhile, similarly abuses the word "like" almost without end, has an undying passion for clothing, and is incredibly ditzy. Hilariously, when Leni is made to imitate Lori, she adopts an incredibly exaggerated valley girl accent and visibly crosses her eyes, implying she believes her older sister to fully fit the stereotype. Maggie the emo has been one.
  • Portia Gibbons from the The Mighty B!.
  • Princess Zange from Mighty Magiswords talks like the most stereotypical popular teen, and spends an episode clothes shopping for herself and her hired bodyguards. She dodges the "dumb" part, though; She's not, like, a total brainiac, but there's times she knows, like, WAY more than she's telling.
  • Chloé Bourgeois from Miraculous Ladybug has a Valley Girl accent in the English dub, befitting her Alpha Bitch personality.
  • Claire from Motorcity, even though she lives in Detroit (Deluxe).
  • Miss Chatterbox in the U.S. dub of The Mr. Men Show
  • XJ-6, Jenny’s ‘’sister’’, talks like this in My Life as a Teenage Robot.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • The episode "Putting Your Hoof Down" like, featured a couple of mares like this. They even, like, had total '80s Hair. Shoeshine, Sweetie Drops/Bon Bon, and Cherry Berry also have the accent in this episode.
    • Ditto Flitter and Cloudchaser, the Pegasus twins from "Hurricane Fluttershy"; and Lightning Dust from "Wonderbolts Academy". "We totally wiped them out with that tornado."
    • Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon. "Waiting for your cutie mark is so last week... You're still totally invited to my cutceañera this weekend".
    • Lyra talks this way in "Slice of Life".
    • Lily Lace, one of the fashion designers from "Honest Apple". At one point, she, like, literally gets, like, so fed up with Applejack's attitude that she, like, literally, like, she can't even...*gag*.
  • A rare male example, but Mr. Jinks from Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks fits this perfectly, "Like are you for sure, there."
  • Brattina from Pound Puppies (1980s), with her constant use of the term "mummy dearest" and referring to practically everything she doesn't like as "icky".
  • Daphne becomes one in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.
  • Recess has this with The Ashleys. "SCANDALOUS!"
    • Which they apparently inherit from their mothers.
  • Summer of Rick and Morty is a milder example than most, but not so mild as to keep from getting mocked for it:
    Ship A.I.: "My function is 'Keep Summer safe,' not 'Keep Summer being, like, totally stoked about, like, the general vibe, and stuff.' ...That's you; That's how you talk."
  • The Simpsons:
    • The episode, "Summer of 4 ft. 2", has Lisa befriending a group of cool surfer kids on vacation. Besides dressing in hippy/surfer clothes, Lisa uses valley girl speech to disguise herself as one of them, instead of a shy nerd . . . like, you know, whatever.
    • In "Lard of the Dance", the new student, Alex Whitney shares this trope. She uses valley girl slang, which is mainly used by teenage girls.
  • In the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Company Picnic", SpongeBob does a Valley Girl accent in the beginning when playing with the patty figures.
    • Parodied with Girly Teen Girl in "Slumber Party". The
  • Tiny Toon Adventures:
    • Shirley the Loon is like, a mondo primo example. If only she had more fashion sense instead of, like, being a hippie new age girl, or some junk. Cha.
      • It should, like, be noted that the voice actress who did Shirley's voice is one Gail Matthius, a cast member from the sixth season of Saturday Night Live who had a recurring character who was a Valley Girl named Vicki (duh!). She also used this character on a syndicated sketch show called Laugh Trax. The last anyone's heard of Gail Matthius was during the nineties when she did voicework in cartoons, often as a Valley Girl.
    • Babs also posed as one running the speech class of a fake charm school to outwit Dizzy Devil in one episode. Turns out the Valley Girl equivalent of the "Rain in Spain" verse is "The Walls in the Mall are tewtally tewtally tall." Fer sure.
  • Total Drama:
    • The dear sweet Lindsay is very much one. Although she took a lesson in badass when she cussed out Heather in season one just before getting eliminated, she reverted back to her usual self right afterward.
    • Heather started as one, and there are still traces of it, but it's less noticeable in later seasons.
    • Heterosexual Life-Partners Katie and Sadie have elements of this, with many of the speaking mannerisms and behavioural traits.
    • Mean and bratty cheerleader Amy from the Pahkitew Island season is very much one. To a lesser extent, this applies to her twin sister Sammy/Samey as well.
    • Taylor from the spin-off The Ridonculous Race talks in this accent, on top of her Buffy Speak. Jen too.
  • The girls of Totally Spies!, especially Clover that speaks fluent Valley speak and the surf culture language.
  • In the 4Kids dub of Winx Club, Stella speaks in this manner. It seems out of place at first when viewed with the other two English dubs, but considering she's the Fairy of the Shining Sun, a fashion diva, and a beautiful blonde, it actually makes sense.
  • Debbie Thornberry from The Wild Thornberrys has this accent to match her bratty personality.
  • This is how the X-Men: Evolution version of Shadowcat was for, like, just least the first season. And her voice actress, Maggie Blue O'Hara, totally voice-acted Madison Tailor in Cardcaptors!
    • Amusingly at one point Rogue touches her, and acts like a Valley Girl too. Much to her disgust.
    Rogue: Ew, that was so totally like icksome. Aw, now I'm talking like her?!
    • Ironically, the comics had a perfectly good Valley Girl in the form of Jubilee— who doesn't talk this way when she shows up in the series!

    Real Life 
  • If you, like, actually think we don't exist in Real Life, you can, like, go to hell, or something. Oh, and, like, watch this video. You can totally see one of us about, like, a minute in.
  • The speech patterns associated with valley girls, such as using "like" as an interjection or a substitute for "said", have started to become ubiquitous among the younger generations in the United States and Canada, but can even be observed among people from older generations as well.
    • Within Southern California itself, the rising pitch has effectively entered the local accent among young people — even the men are using it.
  • Kogals, the Japanese counterpart. There's also Ganguro, which is Valley Girl with heavy tans.
  • The British equivalent is the Essex girl, although it's more insulting as it focuses more on being sexually promiscuous and unintelligent (very much like the Dumb Blonde). It was briefly a Discredited Trope before coming popular again when The Only Way Is Essex started appearing on telly.
    • The Danish equivalent to the Essex-girl is Randers-girl, Clueless, promiscuous, low class girls with an attitude, especially against authorities.
  • Within the US, there exist several analogues to the valley girl stereotype in other parts of the country.
    • The Jersey girl stereotype is pretty much a Joisey-accented version of the Essex girl (particularly the promiscuity), coupled with an attitude problem. Given the similarities in stereotypes between New Jersey and Essex in general (i.e. suburban sprawl for the nation's largest city, filled with chavs and emo teensnote ), this is rather fitting.
    • Also common on the East Coast is the stereotype of the Jewish American Princess, which takes the vanity and narcissism of the valley girl and adds sexual prudishness and an ethnic dimension.
  • The Mexican equivalent is the "Niña Fresa" (Strawberry Girl) or "Chica Nice" (Nice Chick/Girl).
  • Cindy Margolis identifies herself as one:
    "I'm a Valley Girl. You can't get me out of the Valley, I'm still here."
  • Emilia Clarke jokes that she put this voice on to avoid being recognised in public once - pretending to be "Callie from the valley".
    "I like love Clueless."
  • Los Angeles billboard model and San Fernando Valley resident Angelyne has made a career from such a public image. In fact, she has been pointed to as an Ur-Example for the likes of Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian.
  • Drew Barrymore wrote in her 2015 memoir Wildflower that she talks "like a valley girl" because she lived in Sherman Oaks from the ages of 7 to 14.


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Moxxie assumes the persona of a typical valley girl, talking, walking and acting like one in order to fit in with the campers. It doesn't work.

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