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26th Jan '17 1:19:10 AM Xtifr
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* In Robert Forward's ''Rocheworld,'' the ship's crew are given a drug ([=NoDie=]) that greatly extends their lifespans at the expense of making them stupid. The ship's AI stops administering the drug when they get to their destination, and their intelligence comes back.

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* In Robert Forward's Creator/RobertLForward's ''Rocheworld,'' the ship's crew are given a drug ([=NoDie=]) that greatly extends their lifespans at the expense of making them stupid. The ship's AI stops administering the drug when they get to their destination, and their intelligence comes back.
18th Jan '17 6:07:12 AM Vir
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** In the episode "Sting Operation," the penguins use one of Kowalski's inventions to make themselves stupid [[spoiler: so that they can't feel the hornet's stings.]]

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** In the episode "Sting Operation," the penguins use one of Kowalski's inventions to make themselves stupid [[spoiler: so that they can't feel the hornet's hornets' stings.]]
18th Jan '17 6:06:07 AM Vir
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** The episode "Salsa Imbecilicus" has Plankton making salsa with Patrick's DNA that makes almost everyone in Bikini Bottom as dumb as Patrick, himself included.
13th Nov '16 5:52:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Beer Bad." Buffy drinks cursed beer which turns her into a cavewoman. (Although she still looks the same, the guys who drink the beer literally look like cavemen. Granted, Xander expressly cut her off before the rest) Ends with a SpoofAesop:

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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The ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Beer Bad." Buffy drinks cursed beer which turns her into a cavewoman. (Although she still looks the same, the guys who drink the beer literally look like cavemen. Granted, Xander expressly cut her off before the rest) Ends with a SpoofAesop:
13th Nov '16 5:52:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' episode "Sting Operation," the penguins use one of Kowalski's inventions to make themselves stupid [[spoiler: so that they can't feel the hornet's stings.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' the episode "Sting Operation," the penguins use one of Kowalski's inventions to make themselves stupid [[spoiler: so that they can't feel the hornet's stings.]]
13th Nov '16 5:51:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest Susan and Mary Test]] built an intelligence amplification machine, and Johnny used it to give them an IQ of 22.

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* [[WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'': Susan and Mary Test]] Test built an intelligence amplification machine, and Johnny used it to give them an IQ of 22.
13th Nov '16 5:51:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' featured "goof gas". Bullwinkle was too stupid to be affected by it. Boris remarked something like, "Goof gas affects the brain. No brain, no effect."
** Pretty much the exact same thing, with different {{phlebotinum}}, happened in TheMovie.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' featured "goof gas". Bullwinkle was too stupid to be affected by it. Boris remarked something like, "Goof gas affects the brain. No brain, no effect."
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" Pretty much the exact same thing, with different {{phlebotinum}}, happened in TheMovie.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Homer Simpson's stupidity isn't natural: a crayon lodged in his brain takes 50 points away from his previously average IQ.
** This is worsened by the fact that the nuclear power plant where he works doesn't use proper shielding. All the slapstick violence in the form of blows to the head certainly can't help, either. WordOfGod is that he loses 5 IQ points a season from brain damage, and at this point he's basically "a dog that can talk."

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Homer Simpson's stupidity isn't natural: a crayon lodged in his brain takes 50 points away from his previously average IQ.
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IQ. This is worsened by the fact that the nuclear power plant where he works doesn't use proper shielding. All the slapstick violence in the form of blows to the head certainly can't help, either. WordOfGod is that he loses 5 IQ points a season from brain damage, and at this point he's basically "a dog that can talk."
13th Nov '16 5:50:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson's]] stupidity isn't natural: a crayon lodged in his brain takes 50 points away from his previously average IQ.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Homer Simpson's]] Simpson's stupidity isn't natural: a crayon lodged in his brain takes 50 points away from his previously average IQ.
13th Nov '16 5:50:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** I already did!
*** No I'm... doesn't.
5th Nov '16 9:27:11 PM Berrenta
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[[TooDumbToLive and most likely]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick death]].]]
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