History Cloudcuckoolander / LiveActionTV

27th May '16 3:20:31 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The Mayor in ''SpinCity'' comes through in the occasional crisis and was much more normal in Season 1, but he's clearly not very bright or rational much of the time.

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* The Mayor in ''SpinCity'' ''Series/SpinCity'' comes through in the occasional crisis and was much more normal in Season 1, but he's clearly not very bright or rational much of the time.
19th May '16 4:08:30 PM nombretomado
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* While there are few characters in ''TheMightyBoosh'' who ''don't'' meet the full Cuckoolander criteria, The Moon probably tops them all - and he's so popular with fans that he has his own [[http://www.imthemoon.tv/index.html Web site]]. And yes (for those unfamiliar with the series), the ''Moon'', as in the actual celestial object, is a recurring character within the show. He typically appears a couple of times per episode, grinning down benignly from the heavens and treating us to some staggeringly random asides and anecdotes in a curious Eastern European accent. His comments never bear much, if any, relation to the plot (then again, the Boosh is a [[BizarroEpisode Big Lipped Alligator Show]] if ever there was one) although the other characters ''do'' seem able to interact with him on occasion. Tony Harrison once stopped and asked him for directions, only to be greeted by a completely uninvited rant about telescopes. Tony was forced to deem him an "alabaster retard" and move on.

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* While there are few characters in ''TheMightyBoosh'' ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' who ''don't'' meet the full Cuckoolander criteria, The Moon probably tops them all - and he's so popular with fans that he has his own [[http://www.imthemoon.tv/index.html Web site]]. And yes (for those unfamiliar with the series), the ''Moon'', as in the actual celestial object, is a recurring character within the show. He typically appears a couple of times per episode, grinning down benignly from the heavens and treating us to some staggeringly random asides and anecdotes in a curious Eastern European accent. His comments never bear much, if any, relation to the plot (then again, the Boosh is a [[BizarroEpisode Big Lipped Alligator Show]] if ever there was one) although the other characters ''do'' seem able to interact with him on occasion. Tony Harrison once stopped and asked him for directions, only to be greeted by a completely uninvited rant about telescopes. Tony was forced to deem him an "alabaster retard" and move on.
18th May '16 6:48:53 PM nombretomado
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* Wendy's neighbor Noser from ''TheMiddleMan'' seems to do little else but sit in the hallway with a guitar and quote lyrics and pop culture references to Wendy.

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* Wendy's neighbor Noser from ''TheMiddleMan'' ''Series/TheMiddleman'' seems to do little else but sit in the hallway with a guitar and quote lyrics and pop culture references to Wendy.
18th May '16 2:02:49 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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%%* Bull Shannon from ''NightCourt''.

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%%* Bull Shannon from ''NightCourt''.''Series/NightCourt''.
15th May '16 1:58:36 PM ANTMuddle
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* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Hanna to the letter. While she annoys the tar out of her fellows (especially Spencer) simply with her clumsy phrasing of things, she is much sharper than she appears.

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* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Hanna to the letter. While she annoys the tar out of her fellows (especially Spencer) simply with her clumsy phrasing of things, she is much sharper than she appears.appears. And almost the entire town knows it.
15th May '16 1:58:04 PM ANTMuddle
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* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': Potato Bug talks to shoes (but never boots), believes goblins deliver the newspaper every day, and thinks you can get milk from a cabbage if you can get it to say "moo".

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* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': Potato Bug talks to shoes (but never boots), believes goblins deliver the newspaper every day, and thinks you can get milk from a cabbage if you can get it to say "moo"."moo".
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Hanna to the letter. While she annoys the tar out of her fellows (especially Spencer) simply with her clumsy phrasing of things, she is much sharper than she appears.
10th May '16 10:40:29 PM erforce
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---> '''Racer:''' Creator/SummerGlau! Wow, you were the best part of ''[[TheSarahConnorChronicles Chronicles]]''.\\

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---> '''Racer:''' Creator/SummerGlau! Wow, you were the best part of ''[[TheSarahConnorChronicles ''[[Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles Chronicles]]''.\\
7th Apr '16 10:35:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Richie and Eddie from ''{{Bottom}}'' start off in this situation and descend occasionally into [[TheDitz ditz]] territory. When they think they've killed a gas meter reader, Richie suggests they eat the corpse in order to dispose of it; when they go camping, Eddie lights the Sterno without inserting the valve and almost sets himself on fire; and then there's the following exchange over a crossword puzzle:

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* Richie and Eddie from ''{{Bottom}}'' ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' start off in this situation and descend occasionally into [[TheDitz ditz]] territory. When they think they've killed a gas meter reader, Richie suggests they eat the corpse in order to dispose of it; when they go camping, Eddie lights the Sterno without inserting the valve and almost sets himself on fire; and then there's the following exchange over a crossword puzzle:



* Trudy from ''{{Reno 911}}'' tells a story of how she mistook a goat for a Turk (or maybe vice versa), and seems to think that she's in a relationship with the openly gay Lt. Dangle.

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* Trudy from ''{{Reno ''Series/{{Reno 911}}'' tells a story of how she mistook a goat for a Turk (or maybe vice versa), and seems to think that she's in a relationship with the openly gay Lt. Dangle.



* Margaret in ''OneFootInTheGrave'' sometimes lapses into this despite usually being the StraightMan (er, woman). Every now and then she will make some wild claim that makes very little sense, sometimes seeming a bit out of character. For example, when talking about friends who have died to her husband Victor, she mentions someone who apparently died of a terminal disease:

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* Margaret in ''OneFootInTheGrave'' ''Series/OneFootInTheGrave'' sometimes lapses into this despite usually being the StraightMan (er, woman). Every now and then she will make some wild claim that makes very little sense, sometimes seeming a bit out of character. For example, when talking about friends who have died to her husband Victor, she mentions someone who apparently died of a terminal disease:



* Bubbles from ''TrailerParkBoys'', who lives in a shed with his many cats. Bubbles may actually seem retarded because of his awkward gait and absentmindedness, but he actually seems to be one of the smartest people on the show.

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* Bubbles from ''TrailerParkBoys'', ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'', who lives in a shed with his many cats. Bubbles may actually seem retarded because of his awkward gait and absentmindedness, but he actually seems to be one of the smartest people on the show.



%%* Detective Sgt. Luke Harris from ''{{Stingers}}'' slips into this. Not that surprising given he's on the bipolar express.
* [[RobotGirl Cameron]] from ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' has an odd tendency to go off on random spiels and discussions without any warning, including one instance where she starts measuring the exact center of the house to determine when it will need to be repainted in a couple of decades, or when she randomly goes off quoting Bible passages. In her case, its actually quite justified, as her processor is damaged and thus renders her ''slightly'' unpredictable.

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%%* Detective Sgt. Luke Harris from ''{{Stingers}}'' ''Series/{{Stingers}}'' slips into this. Not that surprising given he's on the bipolar express.
* [[RobotGirl Cameron]] from ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' has an odd tendency to go off on random spiels and discussions without any warning, including one instance where she starts measuring the exact center of the house to determine when it will need to be repainted in a couple of decades, or when she randomly goes off quoting Bible passages. In her case, its actually quite justified, as her processor is damaged and thus renders her ''slightly'' unpredictable.



* ''{{Buffyverse}}'':

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* ''{{Buffyverse}}'':''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':



* Many characters on ''TheYoungOnes'' have a touch of this, but the top candidates for Cloudcuckoolander on the show would be some of the Balowskis, particularly Reggie ("Hello, Mr. Pussycat! What you doing in a bucket?") and Brian ("...a helicopter, £100,000, a complete set of steak knives, some of those little black rubber things...").

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* Many characters on ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' have a touch of this, but the top candidates for Cloudcuckoolander on the show would be some of the Balowskis, particularly Reggie ("Hello, Mr. Pussycat! What you doing in a bucket?") and Brian ("...a helicopter, £100,000, a complete set of steak knives, some of those little black rubber things...").
6th Apr '16 12:09:37 PM longWriter
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-->'''Woody''': Trust me, if there's one thing I'm good at, it's finding parrots; that's if there's one thing I'm good at; and trust me, if there is, it's finding parrots.

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-->'''Woody''': Trust me, if there's one thing I'm good at, it's finding parrots; that's if there's one thing I'm good at; and trust me, if there is, it's finding parrots.parrots.
* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': Potato Bug talks to shoes (but never boots), believes goblins deliver the newspaper every day, and thinks you can get milk from a cabbage if you can get it to say "moo".
5th Apr '16 2:28:10 PM SomberCaelifera
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* Cosmo Kramer on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' is this trope ''incarnate'', with tendencies to randomly [[DynamicEntry burst into his neighbor Jerry's apartment with whatever he threw on,]] aimlessly rifling through Jerry's personal belongings, rambling through some hair-brained scheme that he concocted on the spot, and sometimes leaving with a giant electrical appliance or piece of food in his mouth.

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* Cosmo Kramer on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' is this trope ''incarnate'', with tendencies to randomly [[DynamicEntry burst into his neighbor Jerry's apartment with whatever he threw on,]] aimlessly rifling through Jerry's personal belongings, rambling through some hair-brained scheme that he concocted on the spot, and sometimes leaving with a giant electrical appliance or piece of food in his mouth. Although, his problem isn't that he doesn't understand what's going on around him, or what is or isn't considered acceptable by society, but rather that he doesn't care, and thus behaves as if he were oblivious.



* Cosmo Kramer of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''. Although, his problem isn't that he doesn't understand what's going on around him, or what is or isn't considered acceptable by society, but rather that he doesn't care, and thus behaves as if he were oblivious.
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