History Literature / TheStupids

22nd Aug '15 6:00:11 AM twilicorn
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The Stupids were the title characters of a series of books written by Harry Allard and illustrated by James Marshall. It features an unusual family that is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in that they are stupid and get easily mixed up when performing tasks, to the point that the dog and cat are smarter than them. The books were made into TheFilmOfTheBook in 1996, starring Tom Arnold as the family's patriarch, Stanley Stupid, for which he won a UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Actor. The film was critically panned and was a BoxOfficeBomb.

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The Stupids were the title characters of a series of books written by Harry Allard and illustrated by James Marshall. It features an unusual family that is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in that they are stupid and get easily mixed up when performing tasks, to the point that the dog and cat are smarter than them. The books were made into TheFilmOfTheBook [[TheFilmOfTheBook a film adaptation]] in 1996, starring Tom Arnold as the family's patriarch, Stanley Stupid, for which he won a UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Actor. The film was critically panned and was a BoxOfficeBomb.
10th Apr '15 6:28:34 AM Briguy52748
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* IdiotBall and WhatAnIdiot: Much of the humor of the books is indeed a result of the mental acuity of The Stupids -- they are so inept they are unable to do even the simplest of tasks (e.g., breathing, falling to sleep) without being reminded how to do so.
9th Mar '15 1:10:02 PM LongLiveHumour
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The Stupids were the title characters of a series of books written by Harry Allard and illustrated by James Marshall. It features an unusual family that is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in that they are stupid and get easily mixed up when performing tasks, to the point that the dog and cat are smarter than them. The books were made into TheFilmOfTheBook in 1996, starring Tom Arnold as the family's patriarch, Stanley Stupid, for which he won a GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Actor. The film was critically panned and was a BoxOfficeBomb.

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The Stupids were the title characters of a series of books written by Harry Allard and illustrated by James Marshall. It features an unusual family that is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in that they are stupid and get easily mixed up when performing tasks, to the point that the dog and cat are smarter than them. The books were made into TheFilmOfTheBook in 1996, starring Tom Arnold as the family's patriarch, Stanley Stupid, for which he won a GoldenRaspberryAward UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward for Worst Actor. The film was critically panned and was a BoxOfficeBomb.
30th Nov '14 7:02:37 AM ZanyDragon
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* MilkmanConspiracy
9th Nov '14 6:52:44 PM Kalmbach
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* MyOwnGrandpa: Stanley Stupid sings the TropeNamer song.
7th May '14 8:56:15 PM mlsmithca
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6th Mar '14 6:18:16 AM Briguy52748
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* WhatAnIdiot: In-universe and pretty much the entire point of the books and film a family who is too idiotic that even the most mundane, everyday tasks are an overwhelmingly great challenge.
3rd Jan '14 11:00:35 AM case
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* HandCannon: One of the corrupt air force officers selling weapons on the black market demonstrates a pistol that is essentially a handheld GrenadeLauncher.



* HandCannon: One of the corrupt air force officers selling weapons on the black market demonstrates a pistol that is essentially a handheld GrenadeLauncher.
3rd Jan '14 11:00:04 AM case
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* SpannerInTheWorks: As one may guess, this is the family's role in the film against the villains.
9th Dec '13 12:24:07 PM gallium
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* VideoCredits: Used at the close of the film.
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