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''The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest'' is a program on [=TruTV=], "highlighting" [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the world's dumbest criminals, drivers, brawlers, encounters, etc]]. Produced by The Smoking Gun, a site profiling known criminals and many celebrities such as [[ThePartridgeFamily Danny Bonaduce]] and Creator/LeifGarrett, who also are regular emcees on the show. Other emcees include Frank Stallone, Tonya Harding, Judy Gold, [[Series/DiffrentStrokes Todd Bridges]], Daisy Gardner, Chelsea Peretti, John Enos, Chuck Nice, [[BlindDate Roger Lodge]], Loni Love, Daniel Baldwin, Mike Trainor, Kevin and Tom [=McCaffrey=], Greg Wilson, and Billy Kimball.

The name of the program has been changed to ''[=TruTV=] Presents: World's Dumbest''. [[OrwellianRetcon All previous episodes have been retroactively rebranded as such]].

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: One of the explanations given for how a little girl in one clip is able to squeeze into a claw game bin via the prize drop chute grab what she wants and get back out the same way.
** In one "World's Dumbest Partiers" episode, we meet man who is called a "medical freak", because he has the ability to move his Adam's apple around to allow him to drink beer upside down.
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Played with with Tonya Harding, as she has a recurring ShowWithinTheShow segment, "Physics 101 with Professor Tonya Harding", but otherwise comes off as a dumb blonde; she even draws attention to it in one episode, saying, "I'm not real book-smart. I'm ''blonde''-smart!"
* AdultsAreUseless: One clip shows a mother who apparently didn't think she had enough room for a plastic drawer unit in her trunk. So, she put the item in the back seats, and made her kids (one of them, a baby) ride in the trunk. In another clip, a careless father stuck his baby daughter on a jet ski and let it take off. There is also one clip where a father gets so drunk in a strip club, he forgets where he parked his semi truck, where his son was '''alone'''.
** Another clip shows a pair of very young children (as in younger than four years old) who go into a candy store and attempt to walk out with some candy. It is later discovered that they evidently managed to get out of the house without either of their parents noticing. One of the commentators even pokes fun at this trope by saying "I'm sorry officer, they were only supposed to be out getting cigarettes, they didn't say anything about getting candy".
* AffectionateParody: They did one once of the reality show "Blind Date", complete with Roger Lodge hosting.
** They also did one of ''Most Shocking/Daring'' involving a clip where [[FelonyMisdemeanor a man in a monkey costume slaps someone's burger out of their hands]]. They even managed to get the narrator of that show to drop plenty of over-the-top melodrama and [[IncrediblyLamePun incredibly lame puns]].
** One time that was "[[SoYouThinkYouCanDance Do You Think You Can Dance]]", hosted by Todd Bridges, and Chuck Nice, Tonya Harding, Leif Garrett, Mike Trainor, and Roger Lodge as the judges.
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Often, particularly the reason for most of the World's Dumbest Partiers. And drivers. And brawlers. And...well, let's just say that it's probably the main reason for being featured on the show.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Lampshaded in "World's Dumbest Partiers 4", which features a clip of a party turned into a riot in Panama; the announcer and all of the commentators speak Spanish, and the segment is highlighted by a sock puppet with a sambrero, large googly eyes, and a stereotypical Hispanic mustache named Bill Thompson.
* BeachEpisode: This happens whenever they show a clip of someone on the beach.
* BigEater: Mike Trainor likes to talk or think about food.
* BriefAccentImitation: Anytime the dialogue has a voice-over dubbed for a clip. Often, if the clip is from a foreign country, an appropriate accent for the culture is dubbed, however, most of the time, the voice actor seems to almost always rely on a Speedy Gonzales-esque accent for just about anyone the clip is focused on.
* BrotherChuck: Sort of. During the first season, the show not only featured comedians and actors as commentators, but also real life judges, cops, private investigators, security guards for the "Dumbest Criminals" episodes. By the 2nd season, they were all dropped.
** Every now and again, Ron Kuby makes an appearance, but that's about it.
** Most of those dropped commentators appear on another [=TruTV=] franchise, Disorder in the Court. Possibly the move towards LighterAndSofter prompted them to shift their more sober commentators to a more sober show.
* ButtMonkey: There must be an unspoken motto on this show - "When in doubt, make fun of Leif Garrett." Leif even lampshaded it once by flat out asking "Why does everyone always pick on me?"
** Tonya Harding seems to be Brad Loekle's current personal Butt Monkey, and before was Judy Gold's.
*** Just Leif and Tonya in general.
* CanonDiscontinuity: They regularly comment on how they've never shown a clip of someone successfully stealing an ATM on the show. Even though there's been at least 2 videos of [=ATMs=] being successfully stolen, one involving a large group of people working together, and the other the man loading an ATM into his car via a forklift, though he failed to steal a SECOND ATM.
* CampGay: Practically half the cast of commentators is made up of gay personalities.
* CaptainObvious: There are moments where the cast members aren't really making jokes at the videos, and tend to just be narrating what's going on, as if [[ViewersAreMorons we, the viewers, can't figure it out ourselves]].
** This was very prevalent in the early episodes where there were less gags and jabs at the people on the video (and each other).
* CelebrityStar: One episode, "World's Dumbest Bracket Showdown", featured "special celebrity guest commentator, Charles Barkley".
** TV pitchman Anthony Sullivan in "World's Dumbest Inventions 7".
* CharacterTic: Kevin [=McCaffrey=] often shrugs his arms while commenting on the stupidity in the videos. Danny Bonaduce points at the camera a lot.
** Gary Busey likes to look directly into the camera, and act all philosophical, as if the clip we just watched has an Aesop moral to it.
** Danny Bonaduce likes to break things with his head, any chance he gets.
** Brad Loekle likes to take his clothes off. A lot.
** Daisy Gardner has a tendency to glance off to the side frequently whenever she comments.
** Chelsea Peretti also tends to look up and to her left when she's trying to think of something
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Of the main cast members, Gary Busey probably qualifies. Tonya, too, as well as Leif.
** TheCloudcuckoolanderWasRight: In one episode of ''World's Dumbest Drivers'', there is a clip where a five-year-old child takes a ride in his grandmother's pickup truck. Gary was the only one to point out that the real dumb person was the one who left the truck unlocked to begin with, not the child who was just following his instincts and curiosity.
* ClusterFBomb: Frequently by people shown in the video clips, not unusual from commentators (Judy Gold and Frank Stallone seem the most prone to it, but nearly everyone's cut loose a few times).
* CompensatingForSomething: Apparently Judy Gold believes that every man with an even somewhat expensive car has a small penis.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: A certain "Dumbest Partiers" episode featured a video clip from a video game convention and people dressed up as video game characters such as [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario, Luigi]], [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], etc. The narrator and commentators however, kept referring to the footage as being of a "comic book convention", with people dressed up as "comic book characters".
* CurbStompBattle: Is shown occasionally. Such as the 78-year-old man VS a 20-something pickpocket. [[BadassGrandpa Said 78-year-old man was a former Marine, iron worker, and Golden Gloves boxer.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Kevin [=McCaffrey=], Chelsea Peretti, Brad Loekle, Chuck Nice and Billy Kimball are pretty much this 100% of the time.
** In one clip, police officers ask a man pulled over for drunk driving if he is aware of the time. Without skipping a beat, he responds with [[RefugeInAudacity "half-past monkey's ass, a quarter to his balls."]]
** In another clip, a police officer is shown during a traffic stop where he's pulled over a middle-aged woman for speeding. Said woman attempted to talk her way out of the ticket by telling the police officer she thought pretty girls were never issued tickets. In a split second, the police officer responded with, "Oh, so you thought we didn't give pretty girls tickets? You're right, we don't -- sign here." Even the professional comedians on the show were impressed.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The newest volume is called World's Dumbest Dummies.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Danny Bonaduce and Judy Gold are chronic offenders.
* DumbBlonde: All the commentors accuse Tonya of being this. This applies to several of the women shown in clips.
* DumbMuscle: Expect this most of the time if they show a clip of a guy with a muscular physique or a bodybuilder.
* EpicFail: Of course this show thrives on it. One example is a robber who put a ''clear plastic bag'' over his head, using is as a ''mask''.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks[=/=]NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Every time you see a guy handling a shark or a crocodile, he's going to get bit. [[HumansAreMorons Every. Time.]]
* FormerChildStar: [[ThePartridgeFamily Danny Bonaduce]], [[DiffrentStrokes Todd Bridges]], and Leif Garrett all qualify.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In a "Smartest Inventions" clip, we see a crappy improv troupe steal their roommate's drink from their refrigerator, and one of the players in the back of the group shot is wearing a huge, fake mustache... and ''none'' of the commentators even notice this!
* {{Gasshole}}: You will hear at least one commentator burp (mostly Danny) in most episodes of World's Dumbest Partiers (Danny burps in a few other episodes not involving parties, such as an episode of Drivers, Performers, and Inventions). The commentators also tend to burp in general during the outtakes. There are also some clips that is mostly nothing but burping. A few of them are:
** Guiness World Record holder Paul Hunn tried to break his own record for the world's loudest burp.
** A woman tried to break the record of the loudest burp done by a woman.
** A reporter at a Brazilian music festival couldn't stop burping during his report.
* GoshDangItToHeck: "Get the fork out of here!" "Fork you, you forkin' forkface"
* GroinAttack: In ''World's Dumbest Record Breakers 6'', an Englishman tries to set a record for the most nut-shots. [[ShareTheMalePain Just]] '''''watching''''' is painful.
* HairTriggerTemper: Judy Gold. Plus, most of the criminals and brawlers shown in the video clips.
** Pretty much the whole point of World's Dumbest Meltdowns.
** World's Dumbest Brawlers counts too, as it seems the smallest thing is always what starts most of the brawls.
* HalfWayPlotSwitch: The basic premise used to be commenting on police and surveillance footage of criminals bumbling their acts of crime, or making stupid and otherwise poor moves in the process. Over the years, the focus has shifted more from criminals to the point that there are so many different themes episodes focus on, that rarely, if ever, do we focus on dumb criminals anymore.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Every episode of World's Dumbest Partiers has at least one example.
* HeyItsThatGuy: For those who have previously watched any of VH1's celebrity commentary shows (ala the "I Love..." series) will recognize the likes of Judy Gold, Loni Love, Bryan Callen, Godfrey, among others.
** Bryan Callen would also be recognizable to fans of "{{MadTV}}".
** Fans of the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless" would probably flip over getting to see John Enos on this show.
* HilariousOutTakes
* HypocriticalHumor: Leif Garrett once berated a drug dealer clip. Tonya Harding lectures people for lack of humanity. Those are just a couple of examples.
* {{Hypocrite}}: The cast regularly berates the people in the clips for not putting the camera down to help an injured friend, but will also berate them if they do exactly that, usually claiming that continuing to record is imperative, no matter what.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Comments are occasionally made about how nice looking Tonya Harding was when she was younger. [[HollywoodPudgy Even though she still looks pretty good, especially for a new mother as of February 2011.]]
** Garrett and Bonaduce too.
*** Played with when people comment on how Leif Garrett used to be "such a pretty girl".
*** Ali Landry, who's made a few special guest appearances on the show (and who was a former Miss USA), made some very approving comments on Leif Garrett's physical appearance back when he was a teen idol.
* IdiotBall
* IncrediblyLamePun: Danny Bonaduce is the most prone to these, although everybody indulges now and then. Always accompanied by a {{Rimshot}}.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Brought up in "World's Dumbest Brawlers 13":
-->'''[[spoiler: Gary Busey]]''': When you get slapped and knocked out, guess who wins? The guy that got knocked out! Ha HA!
** From the clips, one drunk pulled over for driving on the wrong side of the road is so blitzed he tries to claim he is tired. Because he works 130-150 hours...In ''one day''.
** From World's Dumbest Brawlers 10:
-->'''[[spoiler: Chuck Nice]]''': I think that's the way rap battles work. Like, when a guy punches you in the face, you win.
* {{Jerkass}}: Frank Stallone
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: One clip featured a robber who triggered a heart attack in an elderly clerk. The robber actually shows compassion by apologizing, saying he does not want to hurt her, and letting the other clerk call an ambulance (he even asks for the phone). He does still take some money, but only thirty dollars. The clerk survives.
* LighterAndSofter: The show is like a softer version of ''Most Daring/Shocking'', as the latter tends to feature very serious clips, such as people being murdered in cold blood.
* LogicalFallacies
* MemeticMutation: [[invoked]] They show several clips that have garnered meme status, including Latarian "Smoking With Cigarettes" Milton and Bubb "Whoo Whoo" Rubb.
* MoneyDearBoy: In the outtakes of the first World's Dumbest Partiers episode, Danny Bonaduce says "Why do I even come here? Oh, ''the money'', that's right!"
*** On occasion, usually during the end titles, the cast will complain that they're not paid enough, or about the show's budget in general (including Brad and Judy complaining about a turkey sandwich prop not having any lettuce, tomato, mayo, etc; or a piece of the set coming within inches of Loni's head after she comments on the show's budget).
** One of the clips shown in "World's Dumbest Performers" was an [[OldShame old clip]] of Leif appearing in a Japanese commercial for a potato snack. He defends himself with "it paid the bills."
* MoodWhiplash: There is one cute clip of a cat swiping at a dog from the safety of a jar. During the end credits, the cast is told that the cat had died a few years later, and the cast's faces turn from the usual smirking to gasping sadness. Except for Mike Trainor, who said "Oh. Good!"
** In some of the earlier episodes, the show shared footage with ''Most Shocking''. This could happen if you saw something that was taken as dead-serious in ''Most Shocking'' being spoofed and laughed at in ''World's Dumbest'', or vice-versa.
* NobodyCanDie: None of the individuals in the clips end up dead as a result of their actions in the clip, but with one exception, from way back in the first episode, it was never mentioned that the person died.
** When a stunt pilot crashed upside down ([[NoOneCouldSurviveThat on fire!]]), Judy Gold, Chelsea Peretti, and Billy Kimball held a vigil, only for the trope to be averted as she [[MadeOfIron walked away without a scratch]].
** One of the earlier episodes features a clip that seems remininscent of the movie ''[[WeekendAtBernies Weekend at Bernie's]]'', where a guy drags behind him a dead person in an office chair, with sunglasses on his face.
* OneHitKO: Sometimes shown in World's Dumbest Brawlers or Partiers, where a person gets knocked out in one hit.
* OneSteveLimit:
** Mike Britt, Mike Trainor, and Michael Loftus.
** Occasionally, Kevin [=McCaffery=] and Tom [=McCaffery=].
** Likewise, occasionally Jaime Andrews and Jamie Lee.
** Chris Strait and Chris Williams.
* OnlyInFlorida: At least one of the things on each episode takes place in Florida.
** Also, it seems like each episode features one or a few clips that take place in Wisconsin.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In one of the "Redumbocity" segments from "World's Dumbest Performers 12", The Didgeri (Mike Trainor as an Australian comedian) "dies", though after an epi-pen resuscitates him, his accent is gone, and is even pointed out.
* PantyShot: Happens in the video clip featuring the model who falls through a hole in the runway. Chelsea Peretti was the only cast member who commented on the upskirt.
* PecFlex: John Enos does this in World's Dumbest Lovers.
** He does it again in World's Dumbest Partiers 18.
*** And again in World's Smartest Inventions 6.
** In World's Dumbest Performers 12, Kevin [=McCaffrey=] wonders why the man in the center stage of the pageant is hanging around bouncing his pecs, and asks who's enjoying that.
* PoliceAreUseless: You don't see it often, but this trope does occasionally turn up in the episodes about dumb criminals. The most notorious example involved three police cars chasing a fugitive, the fugitive turns his getaway car around, goes in circles for several moments, and the cops...follow suit.
** A different clip featured a police officer pulling into a [=McDonald's=] drive-thru with a criminal in his backseat. The criminal bails as the cop is waiting for his food, and gets away.
** Another clip showed the blatant cheating in an Indian college, as well as the cops who were there to watch for cheaters getting bribed by the families of the teachers.
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Brad Loekle was once bleeped for saying "Arab", even though the criminal viewed in the present clip was Arab. Brad was also once bleeped for "faggot", even though Brad himself is gay. Guess he doesn't have NWordPrivileges.
* PromotedToOpeningTitles: Judy Gold and Bryan Callen for "World's Dumbest Performers 14".
* RightWayWrongWayPair: There's a parody of {{Goofus and Gallant}} with two criminals: one who does things the wrong way (Doofus) and one who does things the right way (Valiant).
* RunningGag: In the World's Smartest Inventions episodes, with every product that involves cats, Billy Kimball will mention that he wants it and doesn't even own a cat.
** Recent seasons feature little skits in which John Enos and Loni Love play lovers.
* SanitySlippage: One clip showed a baseball player suddenly acting as if he were in a war zone. Even pretending to throw objects at people as if he were throwing hand grenades.
** Another showed a police officer pulling over a woman for speeding. At first, she is cooperative and friendly to the officer. Then the officer asks her an innocent question, only for her to suddenly start screaming "you don't talk back to me" and trying to physically assault said officer with [[GroinAttack repeated kicks to the the groin]].
* SassyBlackWoman: Loni Love.
* SelfDeprecation: The cast members insult themselves, one another and the show itself, as much as they do the dumb people shown on this program.
* [[SexGod Sex Goddess]]: Marianne Sierk. She once even implied that she slept with Jaime Andrews's ex.
* ShirtlessScene: Most of the time it'll be either be Danny Bonaduce or Brad Lokele, but John Enos and Matt Trainor do it a few times as well. Frank Stallone only did this once (somewhat), and it was the whole episode of World's Dumbest Brawlers 10.
** Some men in World's Dumbest Partiers or Brawlers will usually take or have their shirt off.
** You will also see any man shirtless if a clip is in the New Jersey Bikes and Babes Festival or on a beach.
*** Just expect this trope if they show a clip and a guy has his shirt off.
* ShoutOut: The opening sequence and titles for "World's Dumbest Performers 14" was done in the style of ''SaturdayNightLive''.
* ShowWithinAShow: In "World's Dumbest Performers 12", we're treated to "Redumocity", hosted by Sum Guy (Mike Trainor like a skateboarder), who plays dumb clips for his panel of personalities including Nice-T (Chuck Nice spoofing Ice-T), Jenny Eastside (Jessie Cantrell as a dumb blonde), and The Didgiri (Trainor in a dual role as a Australian comedian). Judy Gold even comments, "This is, like, my new favorite show!"
* SignatureStyle: Most of the commentators have unique ways of telling jokes they'll often fall back on, considering most are comedians. Todd Bridges often acts out the ridiculous stunts that happen, [[PungeonMaster Bonaduce]] will drop [[IncrediblyLamePun incredibly lame puns]], Tonya will try to explain what happened in her own twisted logic, while flanked by confused [[ReactionShot reaction shots]] of the other commentators; Michael Loftus will use [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud ridiculous sound effects]], Frank Stallone will [[SirSwearsALot swear a lot]] [[EagleLand and bash other countries]], and so on.
** Brad Loekle will either use pop cultural references or insult one of his fellow commentators.
* SirSwearsALot: Judy Gold and Frank Stallone. Actually, Judy's habit of swearing seems more natural as she does it only when she's pissed off (which seems to be most of the time). Stallone, on the other hand, seems to swear every other second, while saying the most innocuous of sentences.
* SketchShow: While not an actual sketch show, this show does include a number of recurring segments, including "911 Center" (with a random cast member listening to a dumb 911 call), "Chemistry 101 with Professor Tonya Harding" (Tonya Harding using clips to deliver scientific lectures), "The World's Dumbest News" (Kevin [=McCaffery=] is the anchor, Ted Jessup is the newseditor, various different cast members are field reporters), "Instant Replay" (Roger Lodge on an ESPN-esque sports show, offering blow-by-blow details of a sports or competition related clip), among others.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Frank Stallone seems to believe this of not only himself, but all musicians, including getting angry at a cop for not treating an obviously drunk [[ThePartidgeFamily David Cassidy]] with the respect Frank felt he deserved.
* SmallReferencePools: Sometimes averted. Occasionally jokes are made that reference things from World War II to Shakespeare, to obscure trends of the 1940s, and even certain parts of many religions, that most viewing audiences wouldn't know about.
** World's Dumbest Brawlers has mention of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issei_Sagawa the Japanese glorifying cannibals]].
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: [[SarcasmMode World's Smartest Inventions]].
* SpoiledBrat: One clip showed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO6G6_hndbk&feature=channel&list=UL a teenaged boy who kept mouthing off to his grandmother who was babysitting him]]. Finally, to teach him a lesson, she gave him a swat with a wooden paddle, though not very hard. The brat yells in his most obnoxious voice "'''''OW!''''' ''I'm calling my mom!''" Understandably, the commentators wanted her to hit him again.
** Another clip showed ''the same teenage boy'' whose parents got him an old jeep/truck for his 16th birthday, saying this would be something he could beat up and ruin. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFMs2w9Qexg&feature=channel&list=UL The boy responds by throwing a tantrum like a 5-year-old and beating the truck with a bat.]] No wonder his parents bought a used car instead.
* StupidCrooks
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Leif Garrett pulls this a lot.
** As well as many drunks who get pulled over by cops and are asked "Have you been drinking?"
* TheUnintelligible: Frank Stallone. But not for the same reason as his brother, Sylvester. It's because Frank swears ''a lot'', requiring many bleep sounds, rendering most of what he's trying to say incomprehensible.
** A drunk sitting in a police car in one clip seems to be so pickled he's reduced to barking out in angry, drunken babbling. It gets to the point where Brad wonders if the man [[DemonicPossession isn't speaking in tongues]].
* TooDumbToLive[=/=]ThisLoserIsYou: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Do we need any examples?]]
** [[LiteralMinded Yes, otherwise there wouldn't be a show.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Todd Bridges had been trying to get Gary Coleman to appear on the show as a guest commentator since the show began in 2008. Coleman refused (and [[AuthorExistenceFailure it's now impossible]]).
* WhatWereYouThinking: The real answer is, "They weren't."
** Once while imitating something in a previous clip, Danny Bonaduce wound up [[ItMakesSenseInContext ripping off one of his eyebrows with superglue and packing tape]]. His reaction? Other than a shout of pain - "Why would you let me do that?!?"
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: One episode featured a clip, which was number one on the list, where a nine-year-old girl was able to drive her drunk father to a convenience store. The girl's father even tells the store clerk how well his daughter drove for her age.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: As Chuck Nice once explained, "If your friends are laughing at you while you're being swept down a river... they're not your friends."
** Another clip involves a group of friends getting another friend drunk. Then the guy whose house it was gets mad and demands the drunken friend leave, "accidentally" pushing the drunk backwards down a flight of stairs, the drunk ending his fall unconscious. One of the friends suggests they give him a pillow and leave him there. They call paramedics (eventually).
** Often, if a person is shown having injured themselves seriously and the camera keeps rolling, at least one of the commentators will question why they won't just put the camera down and call for help.
** A guy eats a flaming Dorito, and his mouth (understandably) hurts. His "friend" convinces him to eat kitty litter from a litter box, and then '''begs''' him to eat one of the cat turds in the litter box.
** Two guys bunji jump while tied into a shopping cart. Once they land, they're pulled onto a raft, and the first is untied and gets out... and pushes the cart into the water. After a minute, they realize that the other guy probably isn't going to come back up on his own...
* WolverinePublicity: You'd think Danny Bonaduce and Tonya Harding are the "main stars" of the show, even though most of the presenters get equal spotlight.
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''The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest'' is a program on [=TruTV=], "highlighting" [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the world's dumbest criminals, drivers, brawlers, encounters, etc]]. Produced by The Smoking Gun, a site profiling known criminals and many celebrities such as [[ThePartridgeFamily Danny Bonaduce]] and Creator/LeifGarrett, who also are regular emcees on the show. Other emcees include Frank Stallone, Tonya Harding, Judy Gold, [[Series/DiffrentStrokes Todd Bridges]], Daisy Gardner, Chelsea Peretti, John Enos, Chuck Nice, [[BlindDate Roger Lodge]], Loni Love, Daniel Baldwin, Mike Trainor, Kevin and Tom [=McCaffrey=], Greg Wilson, and Billy Kimball.

The name of the program has been changed to ''[=TruTV=] Presents: World's Dumbest''. [[OrwellianRetcon All previous episodes have been retroactively rebranded as such]].

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: One of the explanations given for how a little girl in one clip is able to squeeze into a claw game bin via the prize drop chute grab what she wants and get back out the same way.
** In one "World's Dumbest Partiers" episode, we meet man who is called a "medical freak", because he has the ability to move his Adam's apple around to allow him to drink beer upside down.
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Played with with Tonya Harding, as she has a recurring ShowWithinTheShow segment, "Physics 101 with Professor Tonya Harding", but otherwise comes off as a dumb blonde; she even draws attention to it in one episode, saying, "I'm not real book-smart. I'm ''blonde''-smart!"
* AdultsAreUseless: One clip shows a mother who apparently didn't think she had enough room for a plastic drawer unit in her trunk. So, she put the item in the back seats, and made her kids (one of them, a baby) ride in the trunk. In another clip, a careless father stuck his baby daughter on a jet ski and let it take off. There is also one clip where a father gets so drunk in a strip club, he forgets where he parked his semi truck, where his son was '''alone'''.
** Another clip shows a pair of very young children (as in younger than four years old) who go into a candy store and attempt to walk out with some candy. It is later discovered that they evidently managed to get out of the house without either of their parents noticing. One of the commentators even pokes fun at this trope by saying "I'm sorry officer, they were only supposed to be out getting cigarettes, they didn't say anything about getting candy".
* AffectionateParody: They did one once of the reality show "Blind Date", complete with Roger Lodge hosting.
** They also did one of ''Most Shocking/Daring'' involving a clip where [[FelonyMisdemeanor a man in a monkey costume slaps someone's burger out of their hands]]. They even managed to get the narrator of that show to drop plenty of over-the-top melodrama and [[IncrediblyLamePun incredibly lame puns]].
** One time that was "[[SoYouThinkYouCanDance Do You Think You Can Dance]]", hosted by Todd Bridges, and Chuck Nice, Tonya Harding, Leif Garrett, Mike Trainor, and Roger Lodge as the judges.
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Often, particularly the reason for most of the World's Dumbest Partiers. And drivers. And brawlers. And...well, let's just say that it's probably the main reason for being featured on the show.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Lampshaded in "World's Dumbest Partiers 4", which features a clip of a party turned into a riot in Panama; the announcer and all of the commentators speak Spanish, and the segment is highlighted by a sock puppet with a sambrero, large googly eyes, and a stereotypical Hispanic mustache named Bill Thompson.
* BeachEpisode: This happens whenever they show a clip of someone on the beach.
* BigEater: Mike Trainor likes to talk or think about food.
* BriefAccentImitation: Anytime the dialogue has a voice-over dubbed for a clip. Often, if the clip is from a foreign country, an appropriate accent for the culture is dubbed, however, most of the time, the voice actor seems to almost always rely on a Speedy Gonzales-esque accent for just about anyone the clip is focused on.
* BrotherChuck: Sort of. During the first season, the show not only featured comedians and actors as commentators, but also real life judges, cops, private investigators, security guards for the "Dumbest Criminals" episodes. By the 2nd season, they were all dropped.
** Every now and again, Ron Kuby makes an appearance, but that's about it.
** Most of those dropped commentators appear on another [=TruTV=] franchise, Disorder in the Court. Possibly the move towards LighterAndSofter prompted them to shift their more sober commentators to a more sober show.
* ButtMonkey: There must be an unspoken motto on this show - "When in doubt, make fun of Leif Garrett." Leif even lampshaded it once by flat out asking "Why does everyone always pick on me?"
** Tonya Harding seems to be Brad Loekle's current personal Butt Monkey, and before was Judy Gold's.
*** Just Leif and Tonya in general.
* CanonDiscontinuity: They regularly comment on how they've never shown a clip of someone successfully stealing an ATM on the show. Even though there's been at least 2 videos of [=ATMs=] being successfully stolen, one involving a large group of people working together, and the other the man loading an ATM into his car via a forklift, though he failed to steal a SECOND ATM.
* CampGay: Practically half the cast of commentators is made up of gay personalities.
* CaptainObvious: There are moments where the cast members aren't really making jokes at the videos, and tend to just be narrating what's going on, as if [[ViewersAreMorons we, the viewers, can't figure it out ourselves]].
** This was very prevalent in the early episodes where there were less gags and jabs at the people on the video (and each other).
* CelebrityStar: One episode, "World's Dumbest Bracket Showdown", featured "special celebrity guest commentator, Charles Barkley".
** TV pitchman Anthony Sullivan in "World's Dumbest Inventions 7".
* CharacterTic: Kevin [=McCaffrey=] often shrugs his arms while commenting on the stupidity in the videos. Danny Bonaduce points at the camera a lot.
** Gary Busey likes to look directly into the camera, and act all philosophical, as if the clip we just watched has an Aesop moral to it.
** Danny Bonaduce likes to break things with his head, any chance he gets.
** Brad Loekle likes to take his clothes off. A lot.
** Daisy Gardner has a tendency to glance off to the side frequently whenever she comments.
** Chelsea Peretti also tends to look up and to her left when she's trying to think of something
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Of the main cast members, Gary Busey probably qualifies. Tonya, too, as well as Leif.
** TheCloudcuckoolanderWasRight: In one episode of ''World's Dumbest Drivers'', there is a clip where a five-year-old child takes a ride in his grandmother's pickup truck. Gary was the only one to point out that the real dumb person was the one who left the truck unlocked to begin with, not the child who was just following his instincts and curiosity.
* ClusterFBomb: Frequently by people shown in the video clips, not unusual from commentators (Judy Gold and Frank Stallone seem the most prone to it, but nearly everyone's cut loose a few times).
* CompensatingForSomething: Apparently Judy Gold believes that every man with an even somewhat expensive car has a small penis.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: A certain "Dumbest Partiers" episode featured a video clip from a video game convention and people dressed up as video game characters such as [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario, Luigi]], [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], etc. The narrator and commentators however, kept referring to the footage as being of a "comic book convention", with people dressed up as "comic book characters".
* CurbStompBattle: Is shown occasionally. Such as the 78-year-old man VS a 20-something pickpocket. [[BadassGrandpa Said 78-year-old man was a former Marine, iron worker, and Golden Gloves boxer.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Kevin [=McCaffrey=], Chelsea Peretti, Brad Loekle, Chuck Nice and Billy Kimball are pretty much this 100% of the time.
** In one clip, police officers ask a man pulled over for drunk driving if he is aware of the time. Without skipping a beat, he responds with [[RefugeInAudacity "half-past monkey's ass, a quarter to his balls."]]
** In another clip, a police officer is shown during a traffic stop where he's pulled over a middle-aged woman for speeding. Said woman attempted to talk her way out of the ticket by telling the police officer she thought pretty girls were never issued tickets. In a split second, the police officer responded with, "Oh, so you thought we didn't give pretty girls tickets? You're right, we don't -- sign here." Even the professional comedians on the show were impressed.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The newest volume is called World's Dumbest Dummies.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Danny Bonaduce and Judy Gold are chronic offenders.
* DumbBlonde: All the commentors accuse Tonya of being this. This applies to several of the women shown in clips.
* DumbMuscle: Expect this most of the time if they show a clip of a guy with a muscular physique or a bodybuilder.
* EpicFail: Of course this show thrives on it. One example is a robber who put a ''clear plastic bag'' over his head, using is as a ''mask''.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks[=/=]NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Every time you see a guy handling a shark or a crocodile, he's going to get bit. [[HumansAreMorons Every. Time.]]
* FormerChildStar: [[ThePartridgeFamily Danny Bonaduce]], [[DiffrentStrokes Todd Bridges]], and Leif Garrett all qualify.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In a "Smartest Inventions" clip, we see a crappy improv troupe steal their roommate's drink from their refrigerator, and one of the players in the back of the group shot is wearing a huge, fake mustache... and ''none'' of the commentators even notice this!
* {{Gasshole}}: You will hear at least one commentator burp (mostly Danny) in most episodes of World's Dumbest Partiers (Danny burps in a few other episodes not involving parties, such as an episode of Drivers, Performers, and Inventions). The commentators also tend to burp in general during the outtakes. There are also some clips that is mostly nothing but burping. A few of them are:
** Guiness World Record holder Paul Hunn tried to break his own record for the world's loudest burp.
** A woman tried to break the record of the loudest burp done by a woman.
** A reporter at a Brazilian music festival couldn't stop burping during his report.
* GoshDangItToHeck: "Get the fork out of here!" "Fork you, you forkin' forkface"
* GroinAttack: In ''World's Dumbest Record Breakers 6'', an Englishman tries to set a record for the most nut-shots. [[ShareTheMalePain Just]] '''''watching''''' is painful.
* HairTriggerTemper: Judy Gold. Plus, most of the criminals and brawlers shown in the video clips.
** Pretty much the whole point of World's Dumbest Meltdowns.
** World's Dumbest Brawlers counts too, as it seems the smallest thing is always what starts most of the brawls.
* HalfWayPlotSwitch: The basic premise used to be commenting on police and surveillance footage of criminals bumbling their acts of crime, or making stupid and otherwise poor moves in the process. Over the years, the focus has shifted more from criminals to the point that there are so many different themes episodes focus on, that rarely, if ever, do we focus on dumb criminals anymore.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Every episode of World's Dumbest Partiers has at least one example.
* HeyItsThatGuy: For those who have previously watched any of VH1's celebrity commentary shows (ala the "I Love..." series) will recognize the likes of Judy Gold, Loni Love, Bryan Callen, Godfrey, among others.
** Bryan Callen would also be recognizable to fans of "{{MadTV}}".
** Fans of the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless" would probably flip over getting to see John Enos on this show.
* HilariousOutTakes
* HypocriticalHumor: Leif Garrett once berated a drug dealer clip. Tonya Harding lectures people for lack of humanity. Those are just a couple of examples.
* {{Hypocrite}}: The cast regularly berates the people in the clips for not putting the camera down to help an injured friend, but will also berate them if they do exactly that, usually claiming that continuing to record is imperative, no matter what.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Comments are occasionally made about how nice looking Tonya Harding was when she was younger. [[HollywoodPudgy Even though she still looks pretty good, especially for a new mother as of February 2011.]]
** Garrett and Bonaduce too.
*** Played with when people comment on how Leif Garrett used to be "such a pretty girl".
*** Ali Landry, who's made a few special guest appearances on the show (and who was a former Miss USA), made some very approving comments on Leif Garrett's physical appearance back when he was a teen idol.
* IdiotBall
* IncrediblyLamePun: Danny Bonaduce is the most prone to these, although everybody indulges now and then. Always accompanied by a {{Rimshot}}.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Brought up in "World's Dumbest Brawlers 13":
-->'''[[spoiler: Gary Busey]]''': When you get slapped and knocked out, guess who wins? The guy that got knocked out! Ha HA!
** From the clips, one drunk pulled over for driving on the wrong side of the road is so blitzed he tries to claim he is tired. Because he works 130-150 hours...In ''one day''.
** From World's Dumbest Brawlers 10:
-->'''[[spoiler: Chuck Nice]]''': I think that's the way rap battles work. Like, when a guy punches you in the face, you win.
* {{Jerkass}}: Frank Stallone
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: One clip featured a robber who triggered a heart attack in an elderly clerk. The robber actually shows compassion by apologizing, saying he does not want to hurt her, and letting the other clerk call an ambulance (he even asks for the phone). He does still take some money, but only thirty dollars. The clerk survives.
* LighterAndSofter: The show is like a softer version of ''Most Daring/Shocking'', as the latter tends to feature very serious clips, such as people being murdered in cold blood.
* LogicalFallacies
* MemeticMutation: [[invoked]] They show several clips that have garnered meme status, including Latarian "Smoking With Cigarettes" Milton and Bubb "Whoo Whoo" Rubb.
* MoneyDearBoy: In the outtakes of the first World's Dumbest Partiers episode, Danny Bonaduce says "Why do I even come here? Oh, ''the money'', that's right!"
*** On occasion, usually during the end titles, the cast will complain that they're not paid enough, or about the show's budget in general (including Brad and Judy complaining about a turkey sandwich prop not having any lettuce, tomato, mayo, etc; or a piece of the set coming within inches of Loni's head after she comments on the show's budget).
** One of the clips shown in "World's Dumbest Performers" was an [[OldShame old clip]] of Leif appearing in a Japanese commercial for a potato snack. He defends himself with "it paid the bills."
* MoodWhiplash: There is one cute clip of a cat swiping at a dog from the safety of a jar. During the end credits, the cast is told that the cat had died a few years later, and the cast's faces turn from the usual smirking to gasping sadness. Except for Mike Trainor, who said "Oh. Good!"
** In some of the earlier episodes, the show shared footage with ''Most Shocking''. This could happen if you saw something that was taken as dead-serious in ''Most Shocking'' being spoofed and laughed at in ''World's Dumbest'', or vice-versa.
* NobodyCanDie: None of the individuals in the clips end up dead as a result of their actions in the clip, but with one exception, from way back in the first episode, it was never mentioned that the person died.
** When a stunt pilot crashed upside down ([[NoOneCouldSurviveThat on fire!]]), Judy Gold, Chelsea Peretti, and Billy Kimball held a vigil, only for the trope to be averted as she [[MadeOfIron walked away without a scratch]].
** One of the earlier episodes features a clip that seems remininscent of the movie ''[[WeekendAtBernies Weekend at Bernie's]]'', where a guy drags behind him a dead person in an office chair, with sunglasses on his face.
* OneHitKO: Sometimes shown in World's Dumbest Brawlers or Partiers, where a person gets knocked out in one hit.
* OneSteveLimit:
** Mike Britt, Mike Trainor, and Michael Loftus.
** Occasionally, Kevin [=McCaffery=] and Tom [=McCaffery=].
** Likewise, occasionally Jaime Andrews and Jamie Lee.
** Chris Strait and Chris Williams.
* OnlyInFlorida: At least one of the things on each episode takes place in Florida.
** Also, it seems like each episode features one or a few clips that take place in Wisconsin.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In one of the "Redumbocity" segments from "World's Dumbest Performers 12", The Didgeri (Mike Trainor as an Australian comedian) "dies", though after an epi-pen resuscitates him, his accent is gone, and is even pointed out.
* PantyShot: Happens in the video clip featuring the model who falls through a hole in the runway. Chelsea Peretti was the only cast member who commented on the upskirt.
* PecFlex: John Enos does this in World's Dumbest Lovers.
** He does it again in World's Dumbest Partiers 18.
*** And again in World's Smartest Inventions 6.
** In World's Dumbest Performers 12, Kevin [=McCaffrey=] wonders why the man in the center stage of the pageant is hanging around bouncing his pecs, and asks who's enjoying that.
* PoliceAreUseless: You don't see it often, but this trope does occasionally turn up in the episodes about dumb criminals. The most notorious example involved three police cars chasing a fugitive, the fugitive turns his getaway car around, goes in circles for several moments, and the cops...follow suit.
** A different clip featured a police officer pulling into a [=McDonald's=] drive-thru with a criminal in his backseat. The criminal bails as the cop is waiting for his food, and gets away.
** Another clip showed the blatant cheating in an Indian college, as well as the cops who were there to watch for cheaters getting bribed by the families of the teachers.
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Brad Loekle was once bleeped for saying "Arab", even though the criminal viewed in the present clip was Arab. Brad was also once bleeped for "faggot", even though Brad himself is gay. Guess he doesn't have NWordPrivileges.
* PromotedToOpeningTitles: Judy Gold and Bryan Callen for "World's Dumbest Performers 14".
* RightWayWrongWayPair: There's a parody of {{Goofus and Gallant}} with two criminals: one who does things the wrong way (Doofus) and one who does things the right way (Valiant).
* RunningGag: In the World's Smartest Inventions episodes, with every product that involves cats, Billy Kimball will mention that he wants it and doesn't even own a cat.
** Recent seasons feature little skits in which John Enos and Loni Love play lovers.
* SanitySlippage: One clip showed a baseball player suddenly acting as if he were in a war zone. Even pretending to throw objects at people as if he were throwing hand grenades.
** Another showed a police officer pulling over a woman for speeding. At first, she is cooperative and friendly to the officer. Then the officer asks her an innocent question, only for her to suddenly start screaming "you don't talk back to me" and trying to physically assault said officer with [[GroinAttack repeated kicks to the the groin]].
* SassyBlackWoman: Loni Love.
* SelfDeprecation: The cast members insult themselves, one another and the show itself, as much as they do the dumb people shown on this program.
* [[SexGod Sex Goddess]]: Marianne Sierk. She once even implied that she slept with Jaime Andrews's ex.
* ShirtlessScene: Most of the time it'll be either be Danny Bonaduce or Brad Lokele, but John Enos and Matt Trainor do it a few times as well. Frank Stallone only did this once (somewhat), and it was the whole episode of World's Dumbest Brawlers 10.
** Some men in World's Dumbest Partiers or Brawlers will usually take or have their shirt off.
** You will also see any man shirtless if a clip is in the New Jersey Bikes and Babes Festival or on a beach.
*** Just expect this trope if they show a clip and a guy has his shirt off.
* ShoutOut: The opening sequence and titles for "World's Dumbest Performers 14" was done in the style of ''SaturdayNightLive''.
* ShowWithinAShow: In "World's Dumbest Performers 12", we're treated to "Redumocity", hosted by Sum Guy (Mike Trainor like a skateboarder), who plays dumb clips for his panel of personalities including Nice-T (Chuck Nice spoofing Ice-T), Jenny Eastside (Jessie Cantrell as a dumb blonde), and The Didgiri (Trainor in a dual role as a Australian comedian). Judy Gold even comments, "This is, like, my new favorite show!"
* SignatureStyle: Most of the commentators have unique ways of telling jokes they'll often fall back on, considering most are comedians. Todd Bridges often acts out the ridiculous stunts that happen, [[PungeonMaster Bonaduce]] will drop [[IncrediblyLamePun incredibly lame puns]], Tonya will try to explain what happened in her own twisted logic, while flanked by confused [[ReactionShot reaction shots]] of the other commentators; Michael Loftus will use [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud ridiculous sound effects]], Frank Stallone will [[SirSwearsALot swear a lot]] [[EagleLand and bash other countries]], and so on.
** Brad Loekle will either use pop cultural references or insult one of his fellow commentators.
* SirSwearsALot: Judy Gold and Frank Stallone. Actually, Judy's habit of swearing seems more natural as she does it only when she's pissed off (which seems to be most of the time). Stallone, on the other hand, seems to swear every other second, while saying the most innocuous of sentences.
* SketchShow: While not an actual sketch show, this show does include a number of recurring segments, including "911 Center" (with a random cast member listening to a dumb 911 call), "Chemistry 101 with Professor Tonya Harding" (Tonya Harding using clips to deliver scientific lectures), "The World's Dumbest News" (Kevin [=McCaffery=] is the anchor, Ted Jessup is the newseditor, various different cast members are field reporters), "Instant Replay" (Roger Lodge on an ESPN-esque sports show, offering blow-by-blow details of a sports or competition related clip), among others.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Frank Stallone seems to believe this of not only himself, but all musicians, including getting angry at a cop for not treating an obviously drunk [[ThePartidgeFamily David Cassidy]] with the respect Frank felt he deserved.
* SmallReferencePools: Sometimes averted. Occasionally jokes are made that reference things from World War II to Shakespeare, to obscure trends of the 1940s, and even certain parts of many religions, that most viewing audiences wouldn't know about.
** World's Dumbest Brawlers has mention of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issei_Sagawa the Japanese glorifying cannibals]].
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: [[SarcasmMode World's Smartest Inventions]].
* SpoiledBrat: One clip showed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO6G6_hndbk&feature=channel&list=UL a teenaged boy who kept mouthing off to his grandmother who was babysitting him]]. Finally, to teach him a lesson, she gave him a swat with a wooden paddle, though not very hard. The brat yells in his most obnoxious voice "'''''OW!''''' ''I'm calling my mom!''" Understandably, the commentators wanted her to hit him again.
** Another clip showed ''the same teenage boy'' whose parents got him an old jeep/truck for his 16th birthday, saying this would be something he could beat up and ruin. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFMs2w9Qexg&feature=channel&list=UL The boy responds by throwing a tantrum like a 5-year-old and beating the truck with a bat.]] No wonder his parents bought a used car instead.
* StupidCrooks
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Leif Garrett pulls this a lot.
** As well as many drunks who get pulled over by cops and are asked "Have you been drinking?"
* TheUnintelligible: Frank Stallone. But not for the same reason as his brother, Sylvester. It's because Frank swears ''a lot'', requiring many bleep sounds, rendering most of what he's trying to say incomprehensible.
** A drunk sitting in a police car in one clip seems to be so pickled he's reduced to barking out in angry, drunken babbling. It gets to the point where Brad wonders if the man [[DemonicPossession isn't speaking in tongues]].
* TooDumbToLive[=/=]ThisLoserIsYou: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Do we need any examples?]]
** [[LiteralMinded Yes, otherwise there wouldn't be a show.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Todd Bridges had been trying to get Gary Coleman to appear on the show as a guest commentator since the show began in 2008. Coleman refused (and [[AuthorExistenceFailure it's now impossible]]).
* WhatWereYouThinking: The real answer is, "They weren't."
** Once while imitating something in a previous clip, Danny Bonaduce wound up [[ItMakesSenseInContext ripping off one of his eyebrows with superglue and packing tape]]. His reaction? Other than a shout of pain - "Why would you let me do that?!?"
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: One episode featured a clip, which was number one on the list, where a nine-year-old girl was able to drive her drunk father to a convenience store. The girl's father even tells the store clerk how well his daughter drove for her age.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: As Chuck Nice once explained, "If your friends are laughing at you while you're being swept down a river... they're not your friends."
** Another clip involves a group of friends getting another friend drunk. Then the guy whose house it was gets mad and demands the drunken friend leave, "accidentally" pushing the drunk backwards down a flight of stairs, the drunk ending his fall unconscious. One of the friends suggests they give him a pillow and leave him there. They call paramedics (eventually).
** Often, if a person is shown having injured themselves seriously and the camera keeps rolling, at least one of the commentators will question why they won't just put the camera down and call for help.
** A guy eats a flaming Dorito, and his mouth (understandably) hurts. His "friend" convinces him to eat kitty litter from a litter box, and then '''begs''' him to eat one of the cat turds in the litter box.
** Two guys bunji jump while tied into a shopping cart. Once they land, they're pulled onto a raft, and the first is untied and gets out... and pushes the cart into the water. After a minute, they realize that the other guy probably isn't going to come back up on his own...
* WolverinePublicity: You'd think Danny Bonaduce and Tonya Harding are the "main stars" of the show, even though most of the presenters get equal spotlight.
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''The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest'' is a program on [=TruTV=], "highlighting" [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the world's dumbest criminals, drivers, brawlers, encounters, etc]]. Produced by The Smoking Gun, a site profiling known criminals and many celebrities such as [[ThePartridgeFamily Danny Bonaduce]] and LeifGarrett, who also are regular emcees on the show. Other emcees include Frank Stallone, Tonya Harding, Judy Gold, [[DiffrentStrokes Todd Bridges]], Daisy Gardner, Chelsea Peretti, John Enos, Chuck Nice, [[BlindDate Roger Lodge]], Loni Love, Daniel Baldwin, Mike Trainor, Kevin and Tom McCaffrey, Greg Wilson, and Billy Kimball.

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''The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest'' is a program on [=TruTV=], "highlighting" [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the world's dumbest criminals, drivers, brawlers, encounters, etc]]. Produced by The Smoking Gun, a site profiling known criminals and many celebrities such as [[ThePartridgeFamily Danny Bonaduce]] and LeifGarrett, Creator/LeifGarrett, who also are regular emcees on the show. Other emcees include Frank Stallone, Tonya Harding, Judy Gold, [[DiffrentStrokes [[Series/DiffrentStrokes Todd Bridges]], Daisy Gardner, Chelsea Peretti, John Enos, Chuck Nice, [[BlindDate Roger Lodge]], Loni Love, Daniel Baldwin, Mike Trainor, Kevin and Tom McCaffrey, [=McCaffrey=], Greg Wilson, and Billy Kimball.
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* HalfWayPlotSwitch: The basic premise used to be commenting on police and surveillance footage of criminals bumbling their acts of crime, or making stupid and otherwise poor moves in the process. Over the years, the focus has shifted more from criminals to the point that there are some many different themes episodes focus on, that rarely, if ever, do we focus on dumb criminals anymore.

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* HalfWayPlotSwitch: The basic premise used to be commenting on police and surveillance footage of criminals bumbling their acts of crime, or making stupid and otherwise poor moves in the process. Over the years, the focus has shifted more from criminals to the point that there are some so many different themes episodes focus on, that rarely, if ever, do we focus on dumb criminals anymore.
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* HalfWayPlotSwitch: The basic premise used to be commenting on police and surveillance footage of criminals bumbling their acts of crime, or making stupid and otherwise poor moves in the process. Over the years, the focus has shifted more from criminals to the point that there are some many different themes episodes focus on, that rarely, if ever, do we focus on dumb criminals anymore.
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In one of the "Redumbocity" segments from "World's Dumbest Performers 12", The Digeri (Mike Trainor as an Australian comedian) "dies", though after an epi-pen resuscitates him, his accent is gone, and is even pointed out.


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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In one of the "Redumbocity" segments from "World's Dumbest Performers 12", The Didgeri (Mike Trainor as an Australian comedian) "dies", though after an epi-pen resuscitates him, his accent is gone, and is even pointed out.
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* {{Hypocrite}}: The cast regularly berates the people in the clips for not putting the camera down to help an injured friend, but will also berate them if they do exactly that, usually claiming that continuing to record is imperative, no matter what.
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** Chelsea Perettie also tends to look up and to her left when she's trying to think of something

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** Chelsea Perettie Peretti also tends to look up and to her left when she's trying to think of something
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** Daisy Gardner has a tendancy to glance off to the side frequently whenever she comments.

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** Daisy Gardner has a tendancy tendency to glance off to the side frequently whenever she comments.comments.
** Chelsea Perettie also tends to look up and to her left when she's trying to think of something
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** TV pitchman Anthony Sullivan in "World's Dumbest Inventions 7".



* OohMeAccentIsSlipping: In one of the "Redumbocity" segments from "World's Dumbest Performers 12", The Digeri (Mike Trainor as an Australian comedian) "dies", though after an epi-pen resuscitates him, his accent is gone, and is even pointed out.

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* OohMeAccentIsSlipping: OohMeAccentsSlipping: In one of the "Redumbocity" segments from "World's Dumbest Performers 12", The Digeri (Mike Trainor as an Australian comedian) "dies", though after an epi-pen resuscitates him, his accent is gone, and is even pointed out.
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