History Main / LittleJimmy

9th Jun '16 8:34:30 PM DoctorTItanX
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Little Jimmy is a young character without any distinguishable traits other than complete ignorance related to the subject at hand. Most likely found in educational films, commercials, and public service announcements (or parodies thereof). Their only job is to [[AudienceSurrogate represent the young and stupid viewers of the film]] who know nothing about common sense and would very well get into a car with a stranger offering candy unless some superhero or other fictional character comes along and tells them that it's wrong.

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Little Jimmy is a young character without any distinguishable traits other than complete ignorance unawareness related to the subject at hand. Most likely found in educational films, commercials, and public service announcements (or parodies thereof). Their only job is to [[AudienceSurrogate represent the young and stupid unaware viewers of the film]] who know nothing about common sense and would very well get into a car with a stranger offering candy unless some superhero or other fictional character comes along and tells them that it's wrong.
12th Feb '16 5:58:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has a similar video where a little girl is taught about Global Warming. The same clip is also used in Al Gore's ''AnInconvenientTruth''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has a similar video where a little girl is taught about Global Warming. The same clip is also used in Al Gore's ''AnInconvenientTruth''.''Film/AnInconvenientTruth''.
17th Sep '15 8:08:45 PM ninjamitsuki2
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* The ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]''-esque series ''Hip Hop Harry'' featured Scott, a boy whose ignorance often lead to him asking what a fried '''apple''' is among other rhetorical questions, usually so that the titular rapping bear can explain the subject at hand to younger viewers. Taking note of Scott's outstanding lack of common sense, Joel [=McHale=] of ''Series/TheSoup'' nicknamed him "Stupid Scott."

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* The ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]''-esque series ''Hip Hop Harry'' featured Scott, a boy whose ignorance often lead to him asking what a fried dried '''apple''' is among other rhetorical questions, usually so that the titular rapping bear can explain the subject at hand to younger viewers. Taking note of Scott's outstanding lack of common sense, Joel [=McHale=] of ''Series/TheSoup'' nicknamed him "Stupid Scott."
28th May '15 7:54:39 PM nombretomado
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* This trope was parodied in an ''InvaderZim'' episode, where ZIM is sent to judgement for his actions. In it, Tallest Red tells "Little Timmy" what an Irken PAK is... but when he's done, Tallest Purple promptly orders a pair of guards to drag him kicking and screaming to the dungeons because HeKnowsTooMuch.

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* This trope was parodied in an ''InvaderZim'' ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode, where ZIM is sent to judgement for his actions. In it, Tallest Red tells "Little Timmy" what an Irken PAK is... but when he's done, Tallest Purple promptly orders a pair of guards to drag him kicking and screaming to the dungeons because HeKnowsTooMuch.
10th Apr '15 7:42:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwVA698Hx2g Ask Mr. Lizard]]'', the {{Show Within a Show}} from ''{{Dinosaurs}}'', has Timmy. Who is [[TheyKilledKenny killed in every episode]], leading Mr. Lizard to [[CatchPhrase say]] "We're going to need another Timmy."

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* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwVA698Hx2g Ask Mr. Lizard]]'', the {{Show Within a Show}} from ''{{Dinosaurs}}'', ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'', has Timmy. Who is [[TheyKilledKenny killed in every episode]], leading Mr. Lizard to [[CatchPhrase say]] "We're going to need another Timmy."
6th Mar '15 2:50:59 PM Jamoa
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* ''[[http://workhate.co.uk/?p=60 Captain Broadband]]'': Captain Broadband's nameless partner exists solely for this purpose. Captain Broadband provides him with explanations of events solely for the sake of providing explanations for events. Apparently it doesn't even matter what he's explaining as long as he's explaining something. No matter how gibberish it can be.

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* ''[[http://workhate.''[[https://web.archive.org/web/20140901042711/http://workhate.co.uk/?p=60 Captain Broadband]]'': Captain Broadband's nameless partner exists solely for this purpose. Captain Broadband provides him with explanations of events solely for the sake of providing explanations for events. Apparently it doesn't even matter what he's explaining as long as he's explaining something. No matter how gibberish it can be.
14th Jan '15 2:06:03 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* In the 1997 informative video ''Film/TheKidsGuideToTheInternet'' Peter and Dasha's friends Lisa and Andrew fill this role. Their knowledge of Internet things varies according to whatever subject is being discussed.
8th Nov '14 3:11:57 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Lisa the Vegetarian"

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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Lisa "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E5LisaTheVegetarian Lisa the Vegetarian"
Vegetarian]]"



* The quote at the top of the page comes from ''TheSimpsons'', where Lisa begins to have doubts about eating meat, so her school shows her class a propaganda video from the meat industry titled "Meat and You: Partners in Freedom". It features our good friend Jimmy as he is "educated" (and traumatized) about the wonders of the meat industry.

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* The quote at ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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the top of episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E5LisaTheVegetarian Lisa the page comes from ''TheSimpsons'', where Vegetarian]]", Lisa begins to have doubts about eating meat, so her school shows her class a propaganda video from the meat industry titled "Meat and You: Partners in Freedom". It features our good friend Jimmy as he is "educated" (and traumatized) about the wonders of the meat industry.
20th Sep '14 9:34:33 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]''-esque series ''Hip Hop Harry'' featured Scott, a boy whose ignorance often lead to him asking what a fried '''apple''' is among other rhetorical questions, usually so that the titular rapping bear can explain the subject at hand to younger viewers. Taking note of Scott's outstanding lack of common sense, Joel [=McHale=] of ''TheSoup'' nicknamed him "Stupid Scott."

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* The ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]''-esque series ''Hip Hop Harry'' featured Scott, a boy whose ignorance often lead to him asking what a fried '''apple''' is among other rhetorical questions, usually so that the titular rapping bear can explain the subject at hand to younger viewers. Taking note of Scott's outstanding lack of common sense, Joel [=McHale=] of ''TheSoup'' ''Series/TheSoup'' nicknamed him "Stupid Scott."
3rd May '14 5:29:11 AM erforce
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* In ''{{Dodgeball}}'', the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment American Dodgeball Association of America]] training film includes a Little Jimmy character, who is visibly shocked when the Narrator addresses him in the beginning of the film.
* ''CSAConfederateStatesOfAmerica'' has a Little Jimmy character early on who [[DawsonCasting appears to be]] ''[[DawsonCasting at least]]'' [[DawsonCasting 12 years old]]. An older character lectures him on the necessity of slavery to the Confederacy's economy. [[AlternateHistory (The premise of the film is that the South won the]] UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar [[AlternateHistory and instituted slavery throughout the United States, with the abolitionists all fleeing to Canada.)]]

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* In ''{{Dodgeball}}'', ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'', the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment American Dodgeball Association of America]] training film includes a Little Jimmy character, who is visibly shocked when the Narrator addresses him in the beginning of the film.
* ''CSAConfederateStatesOfAmerica'' ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'' has a Little Jimmy character early on who [[DawsonCasting appears to be]] ''[[DawsonCasting at least]]'' [[DawsonCasting 12 years old]]. An older character lectures him on the necessity of slavery to the Confederacy's economy. [[AlternateHistory (The premise of the film is that the South won the]] UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar [[AlternateHistory and instituted slavery throughout the United States, with the abolitionists all fleeing to Canada.)]]
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