History Main / DumbassTeenageSon

20th May '17 3:03:53 PM nlpnt
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Dumbass Teenage Sons are common in {{sitcom}}s, but can be found in other genres as well. Sometimes they are shown to be BookDumb or knowledgeable about certain things others don't know, but not all the time. They are rarely if ever the Main Character or get focused on unless it's being viewed with contempt by the rest of the family. May overlap with DumbJock if said teenager is portrayed as dimwitted but athletically fit. If he grows up and doesn't grow out of it, he's likely to become a BasementDweller.

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Dumbass Teenage Sons are common in {{sitcom}}s, but can be found in other genres as well. Sometimes they are shown to be BookDumb or knowledgeable about certain things others don't know, but not all the time. Other times, they're average or slightly above academically but naive at first, and then get [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] into a box 'o rocks. They are rarely if ever the Main Character or get focused on unless it's being viewed with contempt by the rest of the family. May overlap with DumbJock if said teenager is portrayed as dimwitted but athletically fit. If he grows up and doesn't grow out of it, he's likely to become a BasementDweller.
9th Apr '17 9:27:37 PM Leliel
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* ''{{VideoGame/Destiny}}'':You know the universe in general has problems with idiot teenagers when ''[[RefugeInAudacity the local alien]] GodOfEvil'' has one. [[TheDreaded Crota, Son of Oryx]], is good at killing...and not much else, he also being something of a reckless numbskull who is partially responsible for [[spoiler:accidentally releasing [[TimeMaster the Vex]] into the universe and letting them colonize his father's own pet universe for ''over a century'' to show off to his sisters]]. He was goaded into it, but ''come on.''
28th May '16 8:51:39 PM themisterfree
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* Joseph Gribble, Dale's son from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''.

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* Joseph Gribble, Dale's son from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. This can be partially attributed to Dale, a massive ConspiracyTheorist and general nutbar, being his primary parent. And unlike most examples, he loves his son and often works with him on various crazy projects.
9th Apr '16 1:53:13 PM AHI-3000
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A standard sitcom family usually has one or more of the following: the [[MyBelovedSmother Beloved Smother]], the BrattyHalfPint, the [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Over-dramatic Teenage Daughter]] and the BumblingDad. Of course, to round out the [[NuclearFamily nuclear sitcom family]], there's one more element needed to balance out the 2.4 kids...

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A standard sitcom family usually has one or more of the following: the [[MyBelovedSmother Beloved Smother]], the BrattyHalfPint, the [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Over-dramatic Teenage Daughter]] BrattyTeenageDaughter, and the BumblingDad. Of course, to round out the [[NuclearFamily nuclear sitcom family]], there's one more element needed to balance out the 2.4 kids...
5th Apr '16 6:23:30 PM annette12
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* Eddie Winslow from ''Series/FamilyMatters'' starts as this but he grows out of it, though he occasionally has his moments even in later seasons. Borderline racist portrayal. He's seen as the "guido" of the gang. His usage of "sis" (and "bro", though he doesn't use it) is seen as very un-black and very Spanish-like. Laura does say "bro" but it's in sarcasm (see "Test of Friendship" episode). He's pretty much only BookDumb by season 2, especially after his best friend Waldo is introduced and becomes the show's resident idiot.

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* Eddie Winslow from ''Series/FamilyMatters'' starts as this but he grows out of it, though he occasionally has his moments even in later seasons. Borderline racist portrayal. He's seen as the "guido" of the gang. His usage of "sis" (and "bro", though he doesn't use it) is seen as very un-black and very Spanish-like. Laura does say "bro" but it's in sarcasm (see "Test of Friendship" episode). He's pretty much only BookDumb by season 2, especially after his best friend Waldo is introduced and becomes the show's resident idiot.
5th Apr '16 6:22:23 PM annette12
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** Possibly ripped off by ''Series/{{Fresh Prince of Bel Air}}'' (1990, one year later) with Carlton Banks, except for the dumb part. He's childish and is a foil for Will and even Phil at times, who tells him to "Shut up" every now and then. He's a guido who says "bro" and "sis" at least twice in the show (which the other characters do not).

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** Possibly ripped off by ''Series/{{Fresh Prince of Bel Air}}'' (1990, one year later) with * ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'': Carlton Banks, except for the Banks is not dumb part. He's (he gets straight A's in school) but is still childish and is naive, usually acting as a foil for Will and even his father Phil at times, who tells him to "Shut up" every now and then. He's a guido who says "bro" and "sis" at least twice in the show (which the other characters do not).
3rd Apr '16 2:00:13 PM AdamNY
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** Possibly ripped off by ''Series/{{Fresh Prince of Bel Air}}'' (1990, one year later) with Carlton Banks, except for the dumb part. He's childish and is a foil for Will and even Phil at times, who tells him to "Shut up" every now and then.

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** Possibly ripped off by ''Series/{{Fresh Prince of Bel Air}}'' (1990, one year later) with Carlton Banks, except for the dumb part. He's childish and is a foil for Will and even Phil at times, who tells him to "Shut up" every now and then. He's a guido who says "bro" and "sis" at least twice in the show (which the other characters do not).
3rd Apr '16 1:59:32 PM AdamNY
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* Averted with JJ from ''Series/{{Good Times}}". Even though his "Dynomite" line tends to annoy James, and his sister, he is beloved by the family, and sometimes the line makes Florida laugh.

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* Averted with JJ from ''Series/{{Good Times}}".Times}}''. Even though his "Dynomite" line tends to annoy James, and his sister, he is beloved by the family, and sometimes the line makes Florida laugh.


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**Possibly ripped off by ''Series/{{Fresh Prince of Bel Air}}'' (1990, one year later) with Carlton Banks, except for the dumb part. He's childish and is a foil for Will and even Phil at times, who tells him to "Shut up" every now and then.
2nd Apr '16 10:52:36 PM AdamNY
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** Averted with JJ from ''Series/{{Good Times}}". Even though his "Dynomite" line tends to annoy James, and his sister, he is beloved by the family, and sometimes the line makes Florida laugh.


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* Averted with JJ from ''Series/{{Good Times}}". Even though his "Dynomite" line tends to annoy James, and his sister, he is beloved by the family, and sometimes the line makes Florida laugh.
2nd Apr '16 10:51:56 PM AdamNY
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** Averted with JJ from ''Series/{{Good Times}}". Even though his "Dynomite" line tends to annoy James, and his sister, he is beloved by the family, and sometimes the line makes Florida laugh.
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