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* An M&M's commercial for the 2012 Superbowl featured a Brown M&M at a party with a few guys snickering at her. When she asks why, a girl explains that they think she's naked. She chastises the guys, explaining that her shell is simply brown and that only a fool would think that she would show up to a party naked. Cue Red barging in and saying, "Oh, so it's ''that'' kind of party!" He then pulls off his shell and starts dancing. Brown was not amused.

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* An M&M's Advertising/MAndMs commercial for the 2012 Superbowl UsefulNotes/SuperBowl featured a Brown M&M at a party with a few guys snickering at her. When she asks why, a girl explains that they think she's naked. She chastises the guys, explaining that her shell is simply brown and that only a fool would think that she would show up to a party naked. Cue Red barging in and saying, "Oh, so it's ''that'' kind of party!" He then pulls off his shell and starts dancing. Brown was not amused.



* In the first episode of ''Anime/DominionTankPolice'', a {{mook}} in a stolen prototype tank is confident he's escaped the heroine's older model by [[WallCrawl climbing an elevator shaft]], because she'd [[CowboyCop have to be some kind of lunatic]] to fire straight up at him. They both end up buried in the rubble.

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* In the first episode of ''Anime/DominionTankPolice'', a {{mook}} {{mook|s}} in a stolen prototype tank is confident he's escaped the heroine's older model by [[WallCrawl climbing an elevator shaft]], because she'd [[CowboyCop have to be some kind of lunatic]] to fire straight up at him. They both end up buried in the rubble.



* In ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'', to demonstrate to Nagisa that [[CuteMonsterGirl Ika]] isn't a threat, they give her a fishing pole with a shrimp as bait. Nagisa just finishes telling herself that there's no way an invader like Ika would fall for something so obvious when [[CrowningMomentOfFunny she feels a tug at the other end of the line.]]

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* In ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'', ''Manga/SquidGirl'', to demonstrate to Nagisa that [[CuteMonsterGirl Ika]] isn't a threat, they give her a fishing pole with a shrimp as bait. Nagisa just finishes telling herself that there's no way an invader like Ika would fall for something so obvious when [[CrowningMomentOfFunny she feels a tug at the other end of the line.]]



* In Jeff Smith's ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'', Fone Bone evades a pair of rat creatures by leaping onto a branch over a gorge and saying "Those rat creatures would have to be pretty stupid to follow me onto this frail, little branch." [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1145143428186.gif Three guesses as to what happens.]]

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* In Jeff Smith's Creator/JeffSmith's ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'', Fone Bone evades a pair of rat creatures by leaping onto a branch over a gorge and saying "Those rat creatures would have to be pretty stupid to follow me onto this frail, little branch." [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1145143428186.gif Three guesses as to what happens.]]



* The following exchange is from a May 1960 ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip:
-->'''Lucy:''' Say, you don't think Charlie Brown would try to steal home, do you?\\

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''
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The following exchange is from a May 1960 ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip:
-->'''Lucy:''' --->'''Lucy:''' Say, you don't think Charlie Brown would try to steal home, do you?\\



** The plot element was featured in the TV special ''Charlie Brown's All-Stars''.



* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip, a TV-commercial is [[BrutalHonesty blatantly stating]] "Are you a complete loser without any taste? Then we've got the thing for you!". Cue [[Webcomic/GarfieldMinusGarfield Jon coming in the room]]: "Hey, I've got three of those."
** In another strip, Gerfield is watching a commercial for [[AllNaturalSnakeOil a health supplement]] that promises to increase attractiveness, energy, and promote growth of [[CarpetOfVirility manly body hair.]] The commercial then states that SideEffectsInclude uncontrollable knee slapping and blinking, as well as [[RapidHairGrowth abnormal hair growth all over the body.]]
-->''Jon standing behind Garfield with hair growing all over his body, blinking wildly, and slapping his knee over and over again''
-->'''Garfield:''' What idiot would buy such a stupid product?

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* * ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''
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In one ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip, a TV-commercial is [[BrutalHonesty blatantly stating]] "Are you a complete loser without any taste? Then we've got the thing for you!". Cue [[Webcomic/GarfieldMinusGarfield Jon coming in the room]]: "Hey, I've got three of those."
** In another strip, Gerfield Garfield is watching a commercial for [[AllNaturalSnakeOil a health supplement]] that promises to increase attractiveness, energy, and promote growth of [[CarpetOfVirility manly body hair.]] The commercial then states that SideEffectsInclude uncontrollable knee slapping and blinking, as well as [[RapidHairGrowth abnormal hair growth all over the body.]]
-->''Jon --->''Jon standing behind Garfield with hair growing all over his body, blinking wildly, and slapping his knee over and over again''
-->'''Garfield:'''
again''\\
'''Garfield:'''
What idiot would buy such a stupid product?



** Another one has General Halftrack issuing a camp-wide directive not to stick one's nose in in one's canteen.[[note]]An obsolete '''heavy''' metal water container used for hiking.[[/note]] Discussion wondering who would be so stupid trickles up (including Sarge's {{Lampshading}} the SchmuckBait) to the General, shown angry and porting a heavily bandaged nose.

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** Another one has General Halftrack issuing a camp-wide directive not to stick one's nose in in one's canteen.[[note]]An obsolete '''heavy''' metal water container used for hiking.[[/note]] Discussion wondering who would be so stupid trickles up (including Sarge's {{Lampshading}} {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing the SchmuckBait) to the General, shown angry and porting a heavily bandaged nose.



'''Irwin Wayfair''':[pointing at Larry] Well that would be Gizmo over here.

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'''Irwin Wayfair''':[pointing Wayfair''': [pointing at Larry] Well that would be Gizmo over here.



* Michael gets hit with this a couple times in the ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries''. On one occasion his reason for being at the scene of a murder (following orders to meet someone in an unadressed letter) isn't believed because the law enforcement ''can't'' believe anyone, especially someone without legal rights who knows something shifty is going on, would be stupid enough to get framed with such an obvious trick.

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* Michael gets hit with this a couple times in the ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries''. On one occasion his reason for being at the scene of a murder (following orders to meet someone in an unadressed unaddressed letter) isn't believed because the law enforcement ''can't'' believe anyone, especially someone without legal rights who knows something shifty is going on, would be stupid enough to get framed with such an obvious trick.



* In the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' [[Webcomic/TeamFortress2 comic]] "Catch-Up", Saxton Hale says that "only a moron would live" in the area of UsefulNotes/NewMexico where most of the story takes place. The story of the comic features the Mann family, who settled the area, with Hale narrating with "Here's some morons who decided to live here." While lampooning of New Mexico, it is mostly a piece of SelfReferentialHumor alluding to [[Main/SelfDeprecation Self-Deprecating Humor]] and lightly [[Main/TheRoast Roasting]] Team Fortress 2 publisher Valve's VideoGame/HalfLife series, which centered around the fictional Black Mesa Research Facility, located in New Mexico, where fictional genius [[UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} Seattleite]] protagonist Gordon Freeman presumably lived. The story eventually became a Main/{{Retcon}}."

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* In the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' [[Webcomic/TeamFortress2 comic]] "Catch-Up", Saxton Hale says that "only a moron would live" in the area of UsefulNotes/NewMexico where most of the story takes place. The story of the comic features the Mann family, who settled the area, with Hale narrating with "Here's some morons who decided to live here." While lampooning of New Mexico, it is mostly a piece of SelfReferentialHumor alluding to [[Main/SelfDeprecation [[SelfDeprecation Self-Deprecating Humor]] and lightly [[Main/TheRoast Roasting]] Team [[TheRoast roasting]] ''Team Fortress 2 2'' publisher Valve's VideoGame/HalfLife ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' series, which centered around the fictional Black Mesa Research Facility, located in New Mexico, where fictional genius [[UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} Seattleite]] UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}ite protagonist Gordon Freeman presumably lived. The story eventually became a Main/{{Retcon}}."



* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara asks who would be a big enough idiot to propose a comic about future-caveman character Kamandi with him brandishing many, many guns, even in the Dark Age of Comic Books.

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* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara asks who would be a big enough idiot to propose a comic about future-caveman character Kamandi with him brandishing many, many guns, even in the Dark Age of Comic Books.UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks.



* [[http://notalwayslearning.com/sign-of-the-times/31993 This]] ''[[Website/NotAlwaysRight Not Always Learning]]'' tidbit. Submitter wonders how long it'll be before someone opens the door with a huge sign saying "DO NOT OPEN: SILENT ALARM". Friend retorts nobody's that dumb. Cut to a year and a half later...

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* [[http://notalwayslearning.com/sign-of-the-times/31993 [[https://notalwaysright.com/sign-of-the-times/33574/ This]] ''[[Website/NotAlwaysRight ''[[NotAlwaysRight/SisterSites Not Always Learning]]'' tidbit. Submitter wonders how long it'll be before someone opens the door with a huge sign saying "DO NOT OPEN: SILENT ALARM". Friend retorts nobody's that dumb. Cut to a year and a half later...



** In an episode, Garfield gets a TV fitness guru kicked off the air [[ScriptSwap by using cue cards from other shows to trick him into doing ridiculous things on camera]], like wearing a dress and hopping on one leg while honking like a goose. On his way home, he contemplates if the guy getting cancelled over it was a little extreme, thinking that nobody would actually follow the things he read off the cards. Once he gets home, he finds Jon wearing a dress and hopping up and down on one leg while honking like a goose.

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** In an one episode, Garfield gets a TV fitness guru kicked off the air [[ScriptSwap by using cue cards from other shows to trick him into doing ridiculous things on camera]], like wearing a dress and hopping on one leg while honking like a goose. On his way home, he contemplates if the guy getting cancelled over it was a little extreme, thinking that nobody would actually follow the things he read off the cards. Once he gets home, he finds Jon wearing a dress and hopping up and down on one leg while honking like a goose.



--->'''Apu:''' Now, these hot dogs have been here for three years. They are are strictly ornamental. There's only one bozo who comes in and buys them!\\

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--->'''Apu:''' Now, these hot dogs have been here for three years. They are are strictly ornamental. There's only one bozo who comes in and buys them!\\



* The reverse happens in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. Grim gives Billy a gumball machine that yeilds a limitless supply of gum, but warns him never to swallow it; he does anyway, but Billy starts reacting oddly (not getting the "unimaginably horrible rash from another dimension" that Grim claimed it would cause). When Grim and Mandy tell him to hand the gumball machine over, he refuses, and threatens to eat the whole thing -- and he does. When Mandy asks what it will do to him, Grim says, "I don't know! No-one's ever been stupid enough to swallow the whole bottomless gumball machine!" [[spoiler:What happens is hilarious: It causes Billy to vomit a huge quantity of gum with such force that it propels him like a rocket, circling the Earth, and covering several major landmarks -- and Grim and Mandy -- with gum. When he finally lands, ''then'' he gets the rash.]]

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* The reverse happens in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. Grim gives Billy a gumball machine that yeilds yields a limitless supply of gum, but warns him never to swallow it; he does anyway, but Billy starts reacting oddly (not getting the "unimaginably horrible rash from another dimension" that Grim claimed it would cause). When Grim and Mandy tell him to hand the gumball machine over, he refuses, and threatens to eat the whole thing -- and he does. When Mandy asks what it will do to him, Grim says, "I don't know! No-one's ever been stupid enough to swallow the whole bottomless gumball machine!" [[spoiler:What happens is hilarious: It causes Billy to vomit a huge quantity of gum with such force that it propels him like a rocket, circling the Earth, and covering several major landmarks -- and Grim and Mandy -- with gum. When he finally lands, ''then'' he gets the rash.]]



* In the BeachEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', when seeing people dancing on TV, Heloise mutters "Who dances like that?" in a clearly condesending tone. Naturally, [[RightInFrontOfMe Jimmy and Beezy]] provide the answer.

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* In the BeachEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', when seeing people dancing on TV, Heloise mutters "Who dances like that?" in a clearly condesending condescending tone. Naturally, [[RightInFrontOfMe Jimmy and Beezy]] provide the answer.



* WesternAnimation/DangerMouse: D.M. gets wind of the Mexican bandit El Loco on the loose, having smuggled himself in our heroes' luggage. He addresses Colonel K:

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* WesternAnimation/DangerMouse: ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'': D.M. gets wind of the Mexican bandit El Loco on the loose, having smuggled himself in our heroes' luggage. He addresses Colonel K:
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* In the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' episode [[Recap/ArrowS4E21MonumentPoint "Monument Point"]], Felicity wonders who in their right mind would think something like Rubicon, a machine designed to seize total control over every nuclear weapon on Earth, would be an idea worth pursuing. To nobody's surprise, it turns out that it was Amanda Waller, the notoriously sociopathic and [[IdiotBall inept]] ex-direct of ARGUS.
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** In another strip, Gerfield is watching a commercial for [[AllNaturalSnakeOil a health supplement]] that promises to increase attractiveness, energy, and promote growth of [[CarpetOfVirility manly body hair.]] The commercial then states that SideEffectsInclude uncontrollable knee slapping and blinking, as well as [[RapidHairGrowth abnormal hair growth all over the body.]]
-->''Jon standing behind Garfield with hair growing all over his body, blinking wildly, and slapping his knee over and over again''
-->'''Garfield:''' What idiot would buy such a stupid product?
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Every time Kaeloo or Mr. Cat asks this question, the answer is revealed to be [[TheDitz Stumpy]].
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* ''Film/SmallSoldiers when the toy soldiers get out of control we get these lines of dialog:

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* ''Film/SmallSoldiers ''Film/SmallSoldiers'' when the toy soldiers get out of control we get these lines of dialog:



'''Irwin Wayfair''':[pointing at Larry] Well that would be Gizmo over here. \\

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'''Irwin Wayfair''':[pointing at Larry] Well that would be Gizmo over here. \\here.
* ''Film/BattleBeyondTheStars''. Sador uses this trope to deride his [[NumberTwoForBrains brainless underling]] when asking [[TheMagnificentSevenSamurai who'd come to aid the Akirans]]. "No-one would be that stupid, even you!"
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Closely related is someone showing up unexpectedly and others refusing to be surprised. "Yeah! I know you did this! [[NoOneElseIsThatDumb Who]] ''[[NoOneElseIsThatDumb else]]'' [[NoOneElseIsThatDumb would be crazy/stupid enough to do this?]]" Another variation is the form "Not even (character) would be stupid enough to do that!" followed by [[DescriptionCut the reveal]] that, yes, he was.

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Closely related is someone showing up unexpectedly and others refusing to be surprised. "Yeah! I know you did this! [[NoOneElseIsThatDumb Who]] ''[[NoOneElseIsThatDumb else]]'' [[NoOneElseIsThatDumb would be crazy/stupid enough to do this?]]" (In this case, the speaker has it exactly right. The culprit does turn out to be the person he named; not somebody else, nor does it turn out that nobody at all would be that stupid.) Another variation is the form "Not even (character) would be stupid enough to do that!" followed by [[DescriptionCut the reveal]] that, yes, he was.
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' hung a {{lampshade|Hanging}} on this trope in the episode "Too Sexy for His Fat," in which Lois responds to Chris's decision not to undergo liposuction: "That was a very grown up decision! I mean, what kind of lazy, narcissistic, irresponsible ''moron'' would even consider doing something as unbelievably foolish as getting liposuction? Who, I ask you? ''Who?''" This line is immediately followed by the appearance of a newly svelte Peter.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' hung a {{lampshade|Hanging}} on this trope in the episode "Too Sexy for His Fat," in which Lois responds to Chris's decision not to undergo liposuction: "That was a very grown up decision! decision. I mean, what kind of lazy, narcissistic, irresponsible ''moron'' would even consider doing something as unbelievably foolish as getting liposuction? Who, I ask you? ''Who?''" This line is immediately followed by the appearance of a newly svelte Peter.



(''cut to Autobot Council meeting'')\\

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(''cut (''[[IronicEchoCut cut to Autobot Council meeting'')\\meeting]]'')\\
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** However this is subverted at one point, when Garfield asks who would be dumb enough to be out in the middle of a blizzard... and Odie appears right beside him, causing Garfield to comment that [[NobodyIsThatStupid not even he was stupid enough to be out there]].

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** However this is subverted at one point, when Garfield asks who would be dumb enough to be out in the middle of a blizzard... and Odie appears right beside him, causing Garfield to comment that [[NobodyIsThatStupid [[NobodysThatDumb not even he was stupid enough to be out there]].
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** However this is subverted at one point, when Garfield asks who would be dumb enough to be out in the middle of a blizzard... and Odie appears right beside him, causing Garfield to comment that [[NobodyIsThatDumb not even he was stupid enough to be out there]].

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** However this is subverted at one point, when Garfield asks who would be dumb enough to be out in the middle of a blizzard... and Odie appears right beside him, causing Garfield to comment that [[NobodyIsThatDumb [[NobodyIsThatStupid not even he was stupid enough to be out there]].
19th Jul '17 3:28:56 PM Eddy1215
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** However this is subverted at one point, when Garfield asks who would be dumb enough to be out in the middle of a blizzard... and Odie appears right beside him, causing Garfield to comment that not even he was stupid enough to be out there.

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** However this is subverted at one point, when Garfield asks who would be dumb enough to be out in the middle of a blizzard... and Odie appears right beside him, causing Garfield to comment that [[NobodyIsThatDumb not even he was stupid enough to be out there.there]].



(''later...'')\\

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(''later...'')\\(''[[BrickJoke later...]]'')\\



'''Bender:''' Moron!

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'''Bender:''' Moron![[YouFool Moron!]]
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