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25th Sep '16 3:32:01 PM The17thImmortal
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** At the beginning of another episode, he predicts that a meteor heading for Springfield will probably shrink to the size of a small chihuahua. At the end of the episode, it gets lampshaded. "Dad was right!" "I know, kids. I'm scared, too." For added hilarity, the meteor even lands right next to a chihuahua for comparison.

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** At the beginning of another episode, he predicts that a meteor heading for Springfield will probably shrink to burn up in the atmosphere until it's the size of a small chihuahua.chihuahua's head. At the end of the episode, it gets lampshaded. "Dad was right!" "I know, kids. I'm scared, too." For added hilarity, the meteor even lands right next to a chihuahua for comparison.



-->'''Homer:''' Hey can't I get ''one'' right?

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-->'''Homer:''' Hey Hey, can't I get ''one'' right?
28th Aug '16 9:07:28 AM erforce
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* ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer'': Ben is able to distinguish the satellite photo of the Silver Surfer from a meteor by noting "The trail's all wrong. This thing's giving out it's own energy." Justified in that, while Ben Grimm ''isn't'' as smart as Reed Richards or Victor Von Doom, he ''is'' an astronaut with all the education and training that would entail.

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* ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer'': ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'': Ben is able to distinguish the satellite photo of the Silver Surfer from a meteor by noting "The trail's all wrong. This thing's giving out it's own energy." Justified in that, while Ben Grimm ''isn't'' as smart as Reed Richards or Victor Von Doom, he ''is'' an astronaut with all the education and training that would entail.
14th Aug '16 8:28:37 PM NOYB
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** One episode has the team going to a planet where an eclipse is going to darken the sky enough to allow observation of a black hole using an observatory they set up there. After the smart people in the room talk about how cool the spinning mass of...mass getting sucked into the black hole will look, Jack O'Neill correctly identifies it as the accretion disc. Jackson look at him funny, and Carter responses with. "You didn't think the colonel had a telescope on his roof just to look at the neighbors, did you?"and Jack adds "At least not initially." Of course, many characters state that O'Neill is [[ObfuscatingStupidity a hell of a lot smarter than he lets on]], but he still tries to explain all advanced technology as magnets.

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** One episode has the team going to a planet where an eclipse is going to darken the sky enough to allow observation of a black hole using an observatory they set up there. After the smart people in the room talk about how cool the spinning mass of...mass getting sucked into the black hole will look, Jack O'Neill correctly identifies it as the accretion disc. Jackson look at him funny, and Carter responses with. with, "You didn't think the colonel had a telescope on his roof just to look at the neighbors, did you?"and you?" and Jack adds adds, "At least not initially." Of course, many characters state that O'Neill is [[ObfuscatingStupidity a hell of a lot smarter than he lets on]], but he still tries to explain all advanced technology as magnets.
14th Aug '16 8:24:38 PM NOYB
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** In "The Curse of Fenric", teenage delinquent Ace demonstrates that she paid attention to her Computer Science lessons, if nothing else.

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** In "The Curse of Fenric", teenage delinquent Ace demonstrates that she paid attention to her Computer Science lessons, if nothing else. Then again, we already knew she was talented at chemicals, having invented her own explosive.
17th Jul '16 11:41:39 AM Winner1
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* ''Series/TheDrewCarreyShow'' actually features the protagonists finding a ''literal smart ball'' called an "Epiphany Sphere." The sphere provides the holder to have a sudden realization and understanding of the world when they hold it. Drew and Oswald use it to realize why they have so many relationship problems in their love lives, making them realize how their insecurities cause most of their issues.

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* ''Series/TheDrewCarreyShow'' ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' actually features the protagonists finding a ''literal smart ball'' called an "Epiphany Sphere." The sphere provides the holder to have a sudden realization and understanding of the world when they hold it. Drew and Oswald use it to realize why they have so many relationship problems in their love lives, making them realize how their insecurities cause most of their issues.



* ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': The DumbMuscle working for the Riddler in the ''Arkham'' series pick it up for once when they [[MookChatter nonchalantly talk about]] how they got their supervillain boss to pay them online as opposed to in person. Considering [[BadBoss the employers in Gotham's underworld]], this was a pretty smart move.

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* ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': The DumbMuscle working for the Riddler in the ''Arkham'' series pick it up for once when they [[MookChatter they nonchalantly talk about]] about how they got their supervillain boss to pay them online as opposed to in person. Considering [[BadBoss the employers in Gotham's underworld]], this was a pretty smart move.
17th Jul '16 11:40:03 AM Winner1
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* ''Series/TheDrewCarreyShow'' actually features the protagonists finding a ''literal smart ball'' called an "Epiphany Sphere." The sphere provides the holder to have a sudden realization and understanding of the world when they hold it. Drew and Oswald use it to realize why they have so many relationship problems in their love lives, making them realize how their insecurities cause most of their issues.


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* ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': The DumbMuscle working for the Riddler in the ''Arkham'' series pick it up for once when they [[MookChatter nonchalantly talk about]] how they got their supervillain boss to pay them online as opposed to in person. Considering [[BadBoss the employers in Gotham's underworld]], this was a pretty smart move.
9th Jul '16 12:58:43 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Legacy of Evil'', Reidak figures what the whole Plan is, given only the beginning. While the Plan wasn't ''that'' awesome, it's frightening because Reidak usually needs simple plans to be explained four times. So the others speculate Reidak may have ''forgotten'' to act as an idiot, and rest of time he acts stupidly because he want to be underestimated.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Legacy ''Toys/{{Bionicle}} Legacy of Evil'', Reidak figures what the whole Plan is, given only the beginning. While the Plan wasn't ''that'' awesome, it's frightening because Reidak usually needs simple plans to be explained four times. So the others speculate Reidak may have ''forgotten'' to act as an idiot, and rest of time he acts stupidly because he want to be underestimated.
10th Jun '16 6:58:32 AM LentilSandEater
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* Done [[RuleOfFunny for laughs]] in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' when Him tells the girls he has the Professor in "the place where it's boiling and freezing at the same time". The girls rack their brains trying to figure it out only for [[CloudCuckooLander the Mayor]] [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment to appear out of nowhere]] and claim that converting the boiling and freezing points of water into geographical coordinates points to a Townsville street. "Or maybe [[FridgeLogic there's an ice cream truck on fire]]".

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* Done [[RuleOfFunny for laughs]] in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' when Him tells the girls he has the Professor in "the place where it's boiling and freezing at the same time". The girls rack their brains trying to figure it out only for [[CloudCuckooLander the Mayor]] [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment to appear out of nowhere]] and claim that converting the boiling and freezing points of water into geographical coordinates points to a Townsville street. "Or maybe [[FridgeLogic there's an ice cream truck on fire]]".fire".



** [[FridgeBrilliance Which they both are.]] [[CaptainObvious Eddy's brother is the older brother of Eddy]], and Ed is Sarah's older brother. [[WildMassGuessing It's possible]] that Ed meant something along the lines of "I figured it out because I'm an older brother like Eddy's brother is", but since this is [[CloudCuckoolander Ed]], it's anybody's guess.
22nd May '16 8:40:50 AM Minni128
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*From Fanfic/KillLaKillAU, Rei "the Drunk Secretary" Hou'oumaru is rarely noted to be sober, especially, and, at least, not long enough to state something coherently, however, in one fanfic, she took the time out to note how to point out that Soichiro's stolen cell phone could be tracked in order to find Ryuuko, along with pointing out that Houka knows how to track phones. Likewise, she's also the one to point out there wasn't something right with Ryuuko's hospital stay and how important it was to have her moved to a different one, subsequently, saving Ryuuko's life.
24th Apr '16 11:16:25 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', noshing on brains gives zombies - even lab-created ones like Unity - [[http://skin-horse.com/2012/doing-now-is/ a mental boost.]] Though it's not specified whether any brain does the trick, or if it's the specially vat-grown brains of St. Charlie that does it.

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* In ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', noshing on brains gives zombies - even lab-created ones like Unity - [[http://skin-horse.com/2012/doing-now-is/ a mental boost.]] Though Although it's not specified whether any brain does the trick, or if it's the specially vat-grown later revealed that this doesn't apply to all zombies - eating brains of St. Charlie that does it.[[http://skin-horse.com/comic/i-thought-we/ makes KT "dumb and torpid"]].
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