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11th Mar '17 9:29:56 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Fillmore}}'': In the episode where Fillmore visits his old partner in Tennessee, the CorruptHick Safety Patrol sheriff has a CluelessDeputy who's among the few non-corrupt members of the Safety Patrol.

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* ''{{Fillmore}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'': In the episode where Fillmore visits his old partner in Tennessee, the CorruptHick Safety Patrol sheriff has a CluelessDeputy who's among the few non-corrupt members of the Safety Patrol.
23rd Dec '16 3:36:17 PM LentilSandEater
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* Lassie (Det. Lassiter) from ''Series/{{Psych}}'' is a borderline case: not nearly as outrageously stupid as most of the characters listed here, he's still distinctly, and by a fair margin, the dumbest of the major characters, mostly used to provide a very easy mark for Shawn's antics.
** Interestingly he happens to be an extremely competent police officer. It's implied that he has the same problem that Randy, above, has.

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* Lassie (Det. Lassiter) from ''Series/{{Psych}}'' is a borderline case: not nearly as outrageously stupid as most of the characters listed here, he's still distinctly, and by a fair margin, the dumbest of the major characters, mostly used to provide a very easy mark for Shawn's antics.
** Interestingly he happens to be an extremely competent police officer. It's implied that he has
antics. He also faces the same problem that Randy, above, has.of incompetent bosses.
23rd Dec '16 3:35:27 PM LentilSandEater
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* In order to make sure the audience knows that Deputy Fife is one these type of officers, the very first show has a kid scrawl this limerick on a wall to taunt Barney.
"There once was a Deputy named Fife,
who carried a gun and a knife.
The gun was all dusty, the knife was all rusty,
'Cause he never caught a crook in his life."

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* In order to make sure the audience knows that Deputy Fife is one these type of officers, the very first show has a kid scrawl this limerick on a wall to taunt Barney.Barney:
-->"There once was a Deputy named Fife,
-->who carried a gun and a knife.

"There once was a Deputy named Fife,
who carried a gun and a knife.
The
-->The gun was all dusty, the knife was all rusty,
'Cause -->'Cause he never caught a crook in his life."



* Enos in ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''; his SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute, Cletus, is even more of one.
** Actually, Enos was a quite competent lawman in his own right. It was more that he was restrained by the incompetence and corruption of Boss Hogg and Roscoe. Boss and Roscoe also deliberately kept him in the dark to what was really going on. When he worked for the LAPD, he built up an impressive record. As well, he was completely honest in all of his activities and the Dukes often said he was the only real law in Hazzard that people could trust and rely on.
23rd Dec '16 3:32:58 PM LentilSandEater
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** Nolly Gardener, of ''Literature/SalemsLot'', sort of fits the trope.

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** %%** Nolly Gardener, of ''Literature/SalemsLot'', sort of fits the trope.
27th Sep '16 7:04:00 AM Nithael
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* Officer Jong-goo, the protagonist of ''Film/TheWailing'', starts the movie as a fat, bumbling idiot who constantly shows up late at crime scenes, forgets to take his rain coat when it's clearly pouring outside, can't take any initiative on his own and needs to be told everything, and is so terrified by a lone, frail (though very AxCrazy) woman that he's completely unable to do anything to defend himself, let alone to restrain her and ends up lying on the ground, embarassing himself and all the police force at once. One of the point of the movie is to show [[TakeALevelInBadass how far he's willing to change]] when his family is in danger.

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* Officer Jong-goo, the protagonist of ''Film/TheWailing'', starts the movie as a fat, bumbling idiot who constantly shows up late at crime scenes, forgets to take his rain coat when it's clearly pouring outside, can't take any initiative on his own and needs to be told everything, and is so terrified by a lone, frail (though very AxCrazy) woman that he's completely unable to do anything to defend himself, let alone to restrain her and ends up lying on the ground, embarassing himself and all the police force at once. One of the point of the movie is to show [[TakeALevelInBadass how far he's willing to change]] when his family is in danger. He is still better than his own deputy, who is about as cowardly and needs to be told [[BetterManhandleTheMurderWeapon not to manhandle a murder weapon]].
27th Sep '16 6:57:17 AM Nithael
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* ''Every'' cop in ''DrowningMona'' is a complete idiot, except (possibly) the Chief of Police.

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* ''Every'' cop in ''DrowningMona'' ''Film/DrowningMona'' is a complete idiot, except (possibly) the Chief of Police.


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* Officer Jong-goo, the protagonist of ''Film/TheWailing'', starts the movie as a fat, bumbling idiot who constantly shows up late at crime scenes, forgets to take his rain coat when it's clearly pouring outside, can't take any initiative on his own and needs to be told everything, and is so terrified by a lone, frail (though very AxCrazy) woman that he's completely unable to do anything to defend himself, let alone to restrain her and ends up lying on the ground, embarassing himself and all the police force at once. One of the point of the movie is to show [[TakeALevelInBadass how far he's willing to change]] when his family is in danger.
14th May '16 1:33:05 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The ''entire cast'' of ''{{Reno 911}}''. (Except Dangle, who's a lieutenant.)

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* The ''entire cast'' of ''{{Reno ''Series/{{Reno 911}}''. (Except Dangle, who's a lieutenant.)
22nd Apr '16 11:56:47 AM KingoHrts
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* In order to make sure the audience knows that Deputy Fife is one these type of officers, the very first show has a kid scrawl this limerick on a wall to taunt Barney.
"There once was a Deputy named Fife,
who carried a gun and a knife.
The gun was all dusty, the knife was all rusty,
'Cause he never caught a crook in his life."
1st Apr '16 11:59:02 AM ObsidianFire
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* Jake in the western spoof ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff'', although he manages his GenreSavvy moments as well. (It's more a lack of enthusiasm than his being genuinely clueless.)

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* Jake in the western spoof ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff'', although he manages his GenreSavvy smart moments as well. (It's more a lack of enthusiasm than his being genuinely clueless.)
15th Mar '16 3:09:42 AM GrammarNavi
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* Officer Lou, Marge Gunderson's assistant in ''{{Fargo}}''.

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* Officer Lou, Marge Gunderson's assistant in ''{{Fargo}}''.''Film/{{Fargo}}''.
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