History Literature / TheStupids

4th Oct '17 10:53:27 AM CosmicFerret
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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 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.

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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 a film adaptation]] in 1996, starring Tom Arnold Creator/TomArnold 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.
22nd May '17 7:13:31 PM JMQwilleran
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* ActorIsTheTitleCharacter: Tom Arnold is STUPID. (Stanley Stupid)
2nd Mar '17 5:14:22 PM CrowTR0bot
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* MyOwnGrandpa: The song "I'm My Own Grandpa" is the TropeNamer.
9th Oct '16 8:06:55 PM Fireblood
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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.

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* WhatAnIdiot: In-universe and pretty much the entire point of the books and film a family who is too so idiotic that even the most mundane, everyday tasks are an overwhelmingly great challenge.
27th Aug '16 7:18:31 AM VicGeorge2011
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* HeadPet: Mrs. Stupid wears a cat on her head when she goes out with the family in one of the books.
9th Aug '16 4:03:09 PM DSPiron
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* MyOwnGrandpa: Stanley Stupid sings the TropeNamer song.
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
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