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3rd Jun '18 6:32:41 AM NoonboryKedabory
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* Averted with Tyrone of WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans, at least when you compare him to [[RedOniBlueOni his red oni]], Pablo.
2nd Jun '18 6:40:46 AM AdamElY
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Likely due to the [[InherentlyFunnyWords inherently funny]] name, moose are the only species of deer portrayed as stupid in fiction rather than graceful, including ''themselves'' under the older name "(Eurasian) elk" (not to be confused with ''Cervus elaphus'', the large deer species referred to as "elk" in North America). And no, there's absolutely no difference. "Moose" is just the Abenaki name, which caught on in the East around the same time the Lewis and Clark expedition found the similar-looking Northwestern "elk". They are also the largest extant species of deer which, paired with their enormous antlers, often translates into "big and clumsy".

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Likely due to the [[InherentlyFunnyWords inherently funny]] name, moose are the only species of deer portrayed as stupid in fiction rather than graceful, including ''themselves'' under the older name "(Eurasian) elk" (not to be confused with ''Cervus elaphus'', canadensis'', the large deer species referred to as "elk" in North America). And no, there's absolutely no difference. "Moose" is just the Abenaki name, which caught on in the East around the same time the Lewis and Clark expedition found the similar-looking Northwestern "elk". They are also the largest extant species of deer which, paired with their enormous antlers, often translates into "big and clumsy".
20th Apr '18 12:45:25 PM PDL
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* George the moose from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', who is [[LIsForDyslexia dyslexic]] and has poor social skills (which may or may not be related to his [[DudeNotFunny dyslexia]]).
** They also had a substitute teacher who kept knocking people over with his antlers.
17th Apr '18 9:18:16 PM JMQwilleran
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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] on ''Mack & Moxy'', with Mack, the [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife blue moose]] partner of Moxy, a pink raccoon. He's smart enough to take a lead role in the adventures on the show and be generally helpful. That said, official descriptions for the program also describe him as having "two left feet" as well as being a "lummox." He also speaks with the slow, SimpletonVoice typical of the characterization.

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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] on ''Mack & Moxy'', with Mack, the [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife blue moose]] partner of Moxy, a pink raccoon. He's smart enough to take a lead role in the adventures on the show and be generally helpful. That said, official descriptions for the program also describe him as having "two left feet" as well as being a "lummox." "lummox" and he's also something of a LiteralMinded BigEater. He also speaks with the slow, SimpletonVoice typical of the characterization.
17th Apr '18 9:17:14 PM JMQwilleran
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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] on ''Mack & Moxy'', with Mack, the [[AmazingTechnicalWildlife blue moose]] partner of Moxy, a pink raccoon. He's smart enough to take a lead role in the adventures on the show and be generally helpful. That said, official descriptions for the program also describe him as having "two left feet" as well as being a "lummox." He also speaks with the slow, SimpletonVoice typical of the characterization.

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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] on ''Mack & Moxy'', with Mack, the [[AmazingTechnicalWildlife [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife blue moose]] partner of Moxy, a pink raccoon. He's smart enough to take a lead role in the adventures on the show and be generally helpful. That said, official descriptions for the program also describe him as having "two left feet" as well as being a "lummox." He also speaks with the slow, SimpletonVoice typical of the characterization.
17th Apr '18 9:16:53 PM JMQwilleran
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* Averted with [[ADogNamedDog Moose]] in the animated adaption of [[Literature/LittleBear Little Bear]]. For the few times he's shown, he's helpful and quite intelligent. Of course, this may also play to part that he's a ReasonableAuthorityFigure looking out for young animals.

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* Averted with [[ADogNamedDog Moose]] in the animated adaption of [[Literature/LittleBear ''[[Literature/LittleBear Little Bear]].Bear]]''. For the few times he's shown, he's helpful and quite intelligent. Of course, this may also play to part that he's a ReasonableAuthorityFigure looking out for young animals.


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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] on ''Mack & Moxy'', with Mack, the [[AmazingTechnicalWildlife blue moose]] partner of Moxy, a pink raccoon. He's smart enough to take a lead role in the adventures on the show and be generally helpful. That said, official descriptions for the program also describe him as having "two left feet" as well as being a "lummox." He also speaks with the slow, SimpletonVoice typical of the characterization.
16th Mar '18 7:27:52 AM EdnaWalker
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See DogsAreDumb, DumbDodoBird, and DumbDinos for other animals portrayed as having similarly low intelligence.
11th Dec '17 10:07:34 AM WillKeaton
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Likely due to the [[InherentlyFunnyWords inherently funny]] name, moose are the only species of deer portrayed as stupid in fiction rather than graceful, including ''themselves'' under the older name "(Eurasian) elk" (not to be confused with ''Cervus elaphus'', the large deer species referred to as "elk" in North America). And no, there's absolutely no difference. "Moose" is just the Abenaki name, which caught on in the East around the same time the Lewis and Clark expedition found the similar-looking Northwestern "elk" ). They are also the largest extant species of deer which, paired with their enormous antlers, often translates into "big and clumsy".

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Likely due to the [[InherentlyFunnyWords inherently funny]] name, moose are the only species of deer portrayed as stupid in fiction rather than graceful, including ''themselves'' under the older name "(Eurasian) elk" (not to be confused with ''Cervus elaphus'', the large deer species referred to as "elk" in North America). And no, there's absolutely no difference. "Moose" is just the Abenaki name, which caught on in the East around the same time the Lewis and Clark expedition found the similar-looking Northwestern "elk" )."elk". They are also the largest extant species of deer which, paired with their enormous antlers, often translates into "big and clumsy".
24th Nov '17 10:52:51 PM JMQwilleran
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In RealLife, moose, ''Alces alces'', are at least moderately intelligent as far as animals go. In fiction, however, they can be shown as very dumb. At best, they are a bit slow on the uptake, and at worst, they can even be portrayed as TooDumbToLive.

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In RealLife, moose, ''Alces alces'', are at least moderately intelligent as far as animals go. In fiction, however, they can be shown as very dumb. At best, they are a bit slow on the uptake, and at worst, they can even be portrayed as TooDumbToLive.
TooDumbToLive. They very often speak with a SimpletonVoice.
8th Nov '17 6:12:32 PM JMQwilleran
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* ''If You Give a Moose a Muffin'', a sort-of sequel to ''If You Give a Mouse a Cookie''.

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* ''If You Give a Moose a Muffin'', a sort-of sequel to ''If You Give ''Literature/IfYouGiveAMouseACookie''. In the animated series, he doesn't really see all that dumb, but still has the typical stupid-sounding voice associated with a Mouse a Cookie''.dumb moose.
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