So, if we go by the stereotypes, blonde women are dumb, overly endowed, easy and, most importantly, have more fun. But when it comes to television, this vision of women with honey-colored or platinum hair is not always true. In fact, when it comes to TV series, one can make a strong case that blondes have more fun because it also true that bad guys have more. One look over the history of television is enough to convince you that blondes may just well be pure evil.
Poor half-pint. All Laura Ingalls ever wanted was to get through one day at school without the blonde demon Nelle Olsen ruining it. Nellie Olsen was the daughter merchant and like many other blonde heiresses, she had a big problem with the concept of entitlement. In a way, “Little House on the Prairie” was a fairly subversive little family western drama. One cannot watch the show with an eye toward the capitalist exploitation through the domination of those who sell to those who buy without seeing Nellie Olsen as a distaff pioneer ancestor of another evil blonde named Trump.
Xena, the warrior princess, was forever running into bad guys with dark hair, but her biggest female nemesis was blonde through and through. Callisto was the sexy blonde who used her body to collect male minions and her pent–up hate to extract vengeance. Ares may have been the God of War, but his big mistake was feeling conflicted emotions toward Xena. During her early days of hedonistically enjoying pure blonde malevolence, Callisto was obstructed from no such conflict. Callisoto’s is an evil blonde inspired by the usually brunette shade of Greek tragedy.
“Rugrats” is terrorized on a daily basis by its blonde evil angel. She may look sweet and she definitely puts on a great act, but just ask Tommy or, even better, Chuckie and the truth is revealed. Angelica Pickles is the worst type of evil blonde because nobody with the power to hold her accountable or stop her trail of horror believes that she is anything but sweet.
She is even more evil than her son. Pearl Forrester held Michael J. Nelson captive against his will on the Satellite of Love and forced him to watch bad movies just so she could observe the effects the movies had upon. “Mystery Science Theater” featured a blonde who was the opposite of Angelica. Pearl Forrester made no attempt to hide her evil. In fact, she made every attempt to exhibit her malevolence to the world. This TV blonde even gets angry when the true depth of her evil is not recognized.
This TV blonde isn’t even human. Although you would be hard pressed to identify that fact from her appearance. It was that appearance as a blonde of the other sort that led to devastation for the human race. Caprica Six is one of them there modern-era Cylons on “Battlestar Galactica.” She’s a machine, baby! But a machine that learned well the ways of evil human blondes.