—Frank Zappa, Valley Girl
Oh my God! I am 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- ...right? Yeah, 4. Being rich, is like, totally awesome, but you just need a good credit card. And if there isn't a mall to hang out, 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. We will help you move. I am so dead serious. Towns like that are for, like, no one.
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 Eighties and The Nineties, or some junk. Sometimes people like to use me as like, an example for like, how kids don't know how to, you know, speak well, or something? 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!
Also, totally not related to that Uncanny Valley Girl. She's, like, 'soooooo weird. For sure!
- 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 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. Then 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 Axis Powers Hetalia has a Nagoya schoolgirl dialect in the original Japanese strips, and this was translated into Valley Girl speak as the closest English equivalent in the scanlations. It totally fits with his crossdressing habits and Ambiguously Gay bearing. Also his being somewhat of a Dumb Blond.
- Misty's sisters talk like this in the English dub of 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 Suzumiya Haruhi 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.
- Tabby Smith of Nextwave.
- 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.
- 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.
- The movie Valley Girl, of course!
- Cher from Clueless
- Romy of Romy and Michelle'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.
- In the first couple of episodes of the TV series the girls at Sunnydale High spoke like valley girls. ('Neg!' 'Pos!!') Thankfully dropped in favour of Buffy-Speak.
- The three Alpha Bitches 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.
- Elle and her two girlfriends in Legally Blonde.
- 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.
- For some reason, the three main girls in the Halloween remake were turned into this. Particularly Lynda, who added "like" and "totally" to 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.
- Goss and Kylie in the Corinna Chapman series are Valley Girls, but they do actually help the protagonists occasionally.
- Jennifer from Square Pegs.
- Parodied in "deleted scenes" from House where actresses Lisa Edelstein and Jennifer Morrisson 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."
- 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!")
- Julie Stark from Shark.
- Debbie from Heroes. Claire herself is kind of borderline.
- Hilary Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
- 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. Watch it here.
- 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.
- Dharma and Greg; Dharma acted 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?
- 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 and Cody, Zach dreams 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!
- Lampshaded by Esteban when Moseby gives a skeptical look
Esteban: She's a Valley Forge Girl.
- The Frank Zappa song "Valley Girl" like, totally counts. It's, like, totally the Ur Example fer shure!
- Ke$ha's "Tik Tok", which is literally the Valley girl anthem. Her voice even has the trademark inflection, with autotune added for some reason. This doesn't mean she actually is one herself, though.
- Ke$ha does this to almost all her songs.
- And then I went to TV Tropes, like, totally expecting this one in the list, but you're all like 'eeeghhn'...
- "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot opens with two girls talking about another girl's big butt. "Oh my god Becky, look at her butt. It is like, so big."
- "Stupid Girls" by P!nk is about these. She even appears briefly (and convincingly) as one in the Music Video for the song.
- "Laura Pérez, la sin par de Caurimare" by Venezuelan comedy group Medioevo, shows a portrait of a local specimen as they were in the early 1980's. The song is from the perspective of the titular Laura, trying to fend off the accusations of being a "sifrina" (the local word for this trope, albeit with insulting connotations) while demonstrating every and each one of the associated stereotypes.
- Ini Miney in the second Phoenix Wright game. Except that it's an act adopted in imitation of the real Ini Miney. The one you meet is actually her sister.
- 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.
- Cipher Admin Lovrina from Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness shows most of the characteristics of a typical valley girl, but definitely not the lack of intelligence; she is, in fact, the Evil Genius, and singlehandedly developed a way to make Lugia impossible to purify (through standard methods, at least).
- Josephine from the obscure SNES game Kendo Rage.
- Goombella from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is an odd hybrid of this and the Geek.
- Gaia Online's Sasha. For some reason her Valley Girl speech never shows in the comics, though, just her shop dialogue.
- Rosa from The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons.
- Um... Like, Nao-Nao from The World Ends With You.
- Priel from Luminous Arc is portrayed like this.
- MIO from Rogue Galaxy. The dialect is part of the reason many consider her The Scrappy.
- The, like, red-headed elf-girl in Might and Magic VII talked like this. Like, totally, all the time!
- 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.
- The fauns in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage level "Fracture Hills".
- Veronika Lee and Britney Bloodrose from All Points Bulletin.
- "Nu, for the love of god. The valley or the sea. Just pick one."
- Khrynia is, like, totally stronger than before!
- Perky villagers in Animal Crossing series are often described as this.
- Berri from Conker's Bad Fur Day.
- Ayane the resident kogal, (see Real Life folder) is this in Persona.
- Bratty and Catty, the Alley Shopkeeps in Undertale.
- Played for Laughs in Drowtales with the humerously named Val'erie Val'ley'gurl.
- The GM from Darths and Droids seems to play (here as NPC) Mon Mothma, out of all the Star Wars characters, this way.
- Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic has a Valley Elf.
- Sister America in Scandinavia and The World.
- Arcane Times got two fans of "Mouseferatu" here. For the reference, his problem with a doorknob is inability of using it due to being a slightly-larger-than-usual mouse, and why a normal sized human would have the same trouble we may only guess.
- Sailor Venus from Megami33's Sailor Moon Abridged.
- Also, Azula in GanXingBa's Avatar: The Abridged Series
- There's a Lonelygirl15 parody called "valleygirl15". She recaps the series with a valley girl voice and liberal quantities of Take Thats and snark.
- Spoony pretended to be one for his review of "Party Mania".
- In K-On! The Abridged Series, Mugi talks like one, like, yar.
- Since the stories center around a high school in the Whateley Universe, it shouldn't be surprising that some of the girls from California sound like this. Scrambler may be the worst, since she is a speedster and tends to talk faster than she thinks.
- Like, Bizarro Sister from like, Mall Fight, like, ya know?
- Kelly from Liam Sullivan's Kelly series.
- The Simpsons 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.
- The girls of Totally Spies!, especially Clover.
- This is why the X-Men: Evolution version of Shadowcat is, like, way infamous. (Fortunately, she shed this habit by the end of the first season.)
- 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!
- Debbies from The Oblongs.
- Shirley the Loon from Tiny Toon Adventures 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 (which nobody likes or remembers because it was around the time that Lorne Michaels and the remnants of the original cast left the show and a new producer and cast were hired in their places) 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.
- Kelly, Bobby's sister in Bobby's World.
- Like, Jett from Beverly Hills Teens, fer sure.
- The "tweevils" from the Bratz TV series and (animated) movies (there are no dolls of the tweevils).
- Cloe fits this too sometimes.
- Claire Brewster from the Beetlejuice cartoon.
- The two mermaids from Barbie Mariposa.
- Veronica in The Fairly OddParents.
- Ditzy June (in KaBlam!!'s first season) had a slight Valley Girl accent in the very early season one episodes, dispite her being a huge tomboy.
- 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 Garfield even hires a professional linguist to add annotations explaining what she's saying to the audience. See the full episode here.
- Adventure Time has Lumpy Space Princess, and pretty much everyone else from Lumpy Space for that matter.
- Total Drama Island had dear sweet Lindsay. Although she took a lesson in badass when she cussed out Heather in season one just before getting eliminated, she reverted back to herself right after word.
- Heather started as one, and there are still traces of it, but it's less noticeable in later seasons.
- The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy has Mindy. Also, Eris started out as one.
- Brattina from Pound Puppies, with her constant use of the term "mummy dearest" and referring to practically everything doesn't like as "icky".
- Ophelia from The Life and Times of Juniper Lee would occasionally talk like a valley girl despite being a gothic punk girl.
- Ty Lee of Avatar: The Last Airbender has been described as the Fire Nation version of this. Her best friend is a snarky goth.
- Recess has this with The Ashleys. "SCANDALOUS!"
- Debbie from The Wild Thornberries
- A rare male example, but Jinks fits this perfectly, "Like are you for sure,there."
- The My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic episode "Putting your hoof down" like, featured a couple of fillies like this. Though their manes were, like, soooo 1980s ago!
- 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.
- Kogals, the Japanese counterpart. There's also Ganguro, which is Valley Girl taken Up to Eleven 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).
- The Mexican equivalent is the "Niña Fresa" (Strawberry Girl) or "Chica Nice" (Nice Chick/Girl)