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2nd Oct '17 5:38:06 PM thatother1dude
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* Another character with ridiculously low IQ: [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Elmyra Duff]], who has "no detectable IQ" (presumed to mean an IQ of 0). This in comparison with a jar of mayonnaise, which is stated to have an IQ of 1.

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* Another character with ridiculously low IQ: [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Elmyra Duff]], who Duff of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' has "no detectable IQ" (presumed to mean an IQ of 0). This in comparison with a jar of mayonnaise, which is stated to have an IQ of 1.
2nd Oct '17 5:36:21 PM thatother1dude
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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Him Diddle Riddle." As part of a series of tasks on the Professor's behalf, Him has the girls take their SAT tests. Buttercup's score is 35, Blossom's is 10 (which pisses her off big time). Bubbles--[[ScantronPicture who drew a pattern of a flower on her test]]--scored a whopping 1075. (Head writer Amy Rogers mentioned on a message board that it showed that Bubbles was actually the smartest of the three. Perhaps a tongue-in-cheek comment.)
** Bubbles, being aware that the test is meant to hinder them, simply refused to take it at all seriously. Buttercup just did it without considering what Him was sure to do in grading the test, and Blossom took it way, way too seriously--her rage proving the point. Him graded accordingly.
2nd Oct '17 5:34:43 PM thatother1dude
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* Homer Simpson of ''TheSimpsons'' has an IQ of 55 (taking a crayon out of his brain raised it 50 points to 105), but lives in a normal (not really, but within the show, yes) suburban home without any assistance.
** The logical conclusion of this score is that Homer is actually ''dumber than ForrestGump''. (The writers have claimed they started him as average, but [[{{Flanderization}} he loses about 5 IQ points a year from radiation]], and now he's basically "a dog who can talk").
** Interestingly, his 105 IQ is portrayed as ungodly high, to the point where he devises a mathematical equation that flawlessly disproves the existence of God. Of course, 105 is actually only barely above average. FridgeBrilliance sets in when you realize that compared to [[CloudCuckooLand everyone else around him]], 105 probably would look downright brilliant.

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* Homer Simpson of ''TheSimpsons'' has an IQ of 55 (taking a crayon out of his brain raised it 50 points to 105), but lives in a normal (not really, but within the show, yes) suburban home without any assistance.
** The logical conclusion of this score is that Homer is actually ''dumber than ForrestGump''.
assistance. (The writers have claimed they started him as average, but [[{{Flanderization}} he loses about 5 IQ points a year from radiation]], and now he's basically "a dog who can talk").
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talk"). Interestingly, his 105 IQ is portrayed as ungodly high, high--not just in comparison to his piers, but objectively, to the point where he devises a mathematical equation that flawlessly disproves the existence of God. Of course, 105 is actually only barely above average. FridgeBrilliance sets in when you realize that compared to [[CloudCuckooLand everyone else around him]], 105 probably would look downright brilliant.



** "[[RuleOfFunny We gave the same test to a shovel and two candy bracelets... They scored a positive 17.]]"

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** "[[RuleOfFunny We -->''We gave the same test to a shovel and two candy bracelets... [[RuleOfFunny They scored a positive 17.]]"]]''
19th Aug '17 4:44:03 PM MBG
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* ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' demonstrates this. The two intelligent people who never bred had a believable IQ of about 130, while the football player and the trailer park people, had scores in seventies and eighties, which are believably low-average. However, five hundred years later, the average score was five. Granted these people were so stupid that their society was collapsing around them and most of them probably would qualify as retarded, but given how IQ is defined, it's impossible for the ''average'' IQ to be anything other than 100, since the norms are adjusted to ensure that average. Justified, as they may be too stupid to realize that.

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* ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' demonstrates this. The two intelligent people who never bred had a believable IQ of about 130, while the football player and the trailer park people, had scores in seventies and eighties, which are believably low-average. However, five hundred years later, the average score was five. Granted these people were so stupid that their society was collapsing around them and most of them probably would qualify as retarded, but given how IQ is defined, it's impossible for the ''average'' IQ to be anything other than 100, since the norms are adjusted to ensure that average. Justified, as they may be too stupid to realize that.that, or it may be scaling to modern-day IQ as a TranslationConvention.
1st Jul '17 4:42:14 PM nombretomado
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* In C. M. Kornbluth's ''The Marching Morons'', a character states that "the average IQ is now 45". As TheOtherWiki (and [[UsefulNotes/IQTesting our Useful Notes page]]) point out, this is nonsense.

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* In C. M. Kornbluth's ''The Marching Morons'', a character states that "the average IQ is now 45". As TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki (and [[UsefulNotes/IQTesting our Useful Notes page]]) point out, this is nonsense.
2nd Apr '17 1:42:36 PM Kotomikun
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': Holly the computer, once said to have an IQ of 6000 (equivalent to that of 6000 P.E. teachers or 12000 car-park attendants), has succumbed to computer senility. While trying to prove he's not completely gone, he [[spoiler:he fabricates a back-up computer program called Queeg, who "takes over" ''Red Dwarf'']] in the episode "Queeg". In the episode, Queeg claimed that Holly's IQ was actually 6. ("It's got a six ''in'' it, but it's not six thousand...")

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': Holly the computer, once said to have an IQ of 6000 (equivalent to that of 6000 P.E. teachers or 12000 car-park attendants), has succumbed to computer senility. While trying to prove he's not completely gone, he [[spoiler:he fabricates a back-up computer program called Queeg, who "takes over" ''Red Dwarf'']] in the episode "Queeg". In the episode, Queeg claimed claims that Holly's IQ was actually 6. ("It's got a six ''in'' it, but it's not six thousand...")") Holly [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that 6 would be "a bad IQ for a glass of water."
31st Jan '17 9:22:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' presents a documentary on penguins and a graph displaying the results of an IQ test taken by the penguins against two other demographic groups. The penguins were inferior to the bushmen of the Kalahari but fared better than BBC programme planners.

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* ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' presents a documentary on penguins and a graph displaying the results of an IQ test taken by the penguins against two other demographic groups. The penguins were inferior to the bushmen of the Kalahari but fared better than BBC programme planners.



* ''{{Garfield}}'' once gave us this list of beings, in order of intelligence (from 0 to [[ImprobablyHighIQ 1000]]): Amoeba - slug - dog - stone - ape - human - kitchen machine - cat.

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* ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' once gave us this list of beings, in order of intelligence (from 0 to [[ImprobablyHighIQ 1000]]): Amoeba - slug - dog - stone - ape - human - kitchen machine - cat.
22nd Dec '16 11:03:44 AM AreYouTyler
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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Him Diddle Riddle." As part of a series of tasks on the Professor's behalf, Him has the girls take their SAT tests. Buttercup's score is 35, Blossom's is 10 (which pisses her off big time). Bubbles--who drew a pattern of a flower on her test--scored a whopping 1075. (Head writer Amy Rogers mentioned on a message board that it showed that Bubbles was actually the smartest of the three. Perhaps a tongue-in-cheek comment.)

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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Him Diddle Riddle." As part of a series of tasks on the Professor's behalf, Him has the girls take their SAT tests. Buttercup's score is 35, Blossom's is 10 (which pisses her off big time). Bubbles--who Bubbles--[[ScantronPicture who drew a pattern of a flower on her test--scored test]]--scored a whopping 1075. (Head writer Amy Rogers mentioned on a message board that it showed that Bubbles was actually the smartest of the three. Perhaps a tongue-in-cheek comment.)
13th Nov '16 11:08:02 AM Odacon_Spy
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** Upon finding this out, Sandy [=McSouthers=] jokes (somewhat mean-spiritedly) that he always knew that Otis' IQ was minus ten.

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** Upon finding this out, Sandy [=McSouthers=] jokes (somewhat mean-spiritedly) that he always knew suspected that Otis' Otis had an IQ was minus ten.of -10.



* In a parody of Music/IggyAzalea's song "Fancy" by WebVideo/BartBaker, [[DumbBlonde Iggy]] spells her name as Iccy, Iegi, and HRT5, because she "can't spell because her IQ is negative ten"

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* In a parody of Music/IggyAzalea's song "Fancy" by WebVideo/BartBaker, [[DumbBlonde Iggy]] spells her name as Iccy, Iegi, and HRT5, [=HRT5=], because she "can't spell because her IQ is negative ten"
13th Nov '16 11:03:17 AM Odacon_Spy
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* Brick Tamland from ''Film/AnchormanTheReturnOfRonBurgundy'' has an IQ of 48.

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* Brick Tamland from ''Film/AnchormanTheReturnOfRonBurgundy'' ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' has an IQ of 48.
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