History Main / SeeminglyProfoundFool

21st Jun '16 12:31:45 AM PaulA
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* The BrothersGrimm wrote of "[[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm098.html Doctor Know-It-All]]," who on the advice of a friend gave himself that name and pretended to be a very wise person. When a wealthy gentleman heard of this, he came to the 'good doctor' for advice about his servants. Doctor Know-It-All managed to completely bluff his way through a bizarre series of events in which he unwittingly revealed all of the plots being concocted by the servants. Because of this, he became very wealthy and continued to be celebrated as knowing everything... somehow.

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* The BrothersGrimm Creator/TheBrothersGrimm wrote of "[[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm098.html Doctor Know-It-All]]," who on the advice of a friend gave himself that name and pretended to be a very wise person. When a wealthy gentleman heard of this, he came to the 'good doctor' for advice about his servants. Doctor Know-It-All managed to completely bluff his way through a bizarre series of events in which he unwittingly revealed all of the plots being concocted by the servants. Because of this, he became very wealthy and continued to be celebrated as knowing everything... somehow.
11th Apr '16 9:02:30 PM Eddy1215
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** [[[spoiler: Turns out? He's just an IdiotHero...who has Batman looking after him!]]

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** [[[spoiler: [[spoiler: Turns out? He's just an IdiotHero...who has Batman looking after him!]]
1st Feb '16 10:46:39 AM MitchellTF
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**[[[spoiler: Turns out? He's just an IdiotHero...who has Batman looking after him!]]
7th Dec '15 11:22:50 AM FF32
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** The entire existence of Rita plays with this trope. She is a RedHerring for the mole revealing information about the Bluth family: Mr. F. Her actions seem to be consistent with this view and she even has a bracelet that says "MrF" on it. [[spoiler: It turns out that she's a Mentally Retarded Female. Apparently, Americans never notice because she has a British accent.]]

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** The entire existence of Rita plays with this trope. She is a RedHerring for the mole revealing information about the Bluth family: Mr. F. Her actions seem to be consistent with this view and she even has a bracelet that says "MrF" "[=MrF=]" on it. [[spoiler: It turns out that she's a Mentally Retarded Female. Apparently, Americans never notice because she has a British accent.]]
24th Oct '15 1:01:27 PM petsinwinter
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* In ''WebOriginal/RedVsBlue'', This is the reason why Smith thinks Captain Caboose is at all fit to be a leader

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* In ''WebOriginal/RedVsBlue'', ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', This is the reason why Smith thinks Captain Caboose is at all fit to be a leader
24th Oct '15 12:58:40 PM petsinwinter
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*In ''WebOriginal/RedVsBlue'', This is the reason why Smith thinks Captain Caboose is at all fit to be a leader
31st Aug '15 3:50:39 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** In the same episode, in preparation for the visit of three bishops, Ted teaches Father Jack two new phrases to supplement his usual vocabulary of "Drink", "Feck" and "Arse": "Yes" and "That would be an ecumenical matter". The visiting bishops end up believing Father Jack is a theological genius.

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** In the same episode, in preparation for the visit of three bishops, Ted teaches Father Jack two new phrases to supplement his usual vocabulary of "Drink", "Feck" "Feck", "Arse", and "Arse": "Girls": "Yes" and "That would be an ecumenical matter". The visiting bishops end up believing Father Jack is a theological genius.
5th Jun '15 11:54:41 PM vifetoile
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* Mr. Dick serves in this capacity to some extent to Betsey Trotwood in ''Literature/DavidCopperfield''.

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* Mr. Dick serves in this capacity to some extent to Betsey Trotwood in ''Literature/DavidCopperfield''. He's not quite "all there" in his head, but he's very kind, and clever in his own way, and it seems that Betsey Trotwood relies on him to point out the simple and most intuitive solution, when she's complicating things far more than they need.
2nd Jun '15 10:07:05 AM nombretomado
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* Jen on ''TheITCrowd'' fits this trope, largely because most of the people she deals with (other than Roy and Moss) don't know any more about computers than she does. She is put in charge of I.T. because she knows technical terms like 'mouse' and 'email', she wows her co-workers by presenting the box that contains the Internet, and also convinces her boss she can translate Italian despite not knowing a word of it.

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* Jen on ''TheITCrowd'' ''Series/TheITCrowd'' fits this trope, largely because most of the people she deals with (other than Roy and Moss) don't know any more about computers than she does. She is put in charge of I.T. because she knows technical terms like 'mouse' and 'email', she wows her co-workers by presenting the box that contains the Internet, and also convinces her boss she can translate Italian despite not knowing a word of it.
30th Mar '15 12:10:31 PM R1ck1
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Actually, the Twist Ending is a double twist. In real life, the pond he seems to walk across has a series of stepping stones set just underneath the surface. It was the director's way of saying to the audience, "Hey, you know those idiots you've been laughing at throughout the movie? Yeah, you're one of them."
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