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31st Jan '18 4:25:33 PM MoPete
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* In the ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' episode "The Joke's on Al," one of the practical jokes Al plays during the [[EscalatingWar prank war]] with Jefferson is to put superglue on his toilet seat. Bud asks what kind of moron would fall for that old gag. Cue Jefferson entering, with the toilet seat stuck to his butt.
24th Jan '18 9:38:47 AM Nadim
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* ''Series/AustinAndAlly'': The gang is trying to catch a thief who is robbing every store in the mall, so they prepare to catch him when he breaks into Sonic Boom. Dez sets up a giant life-sized flypaper with a slice of pizza glued to the edge as "bait". Trish tells him that nobody is dumb enough to fall for something so obvious. Dez then [[TooDumbToLive foolishly gets caught in his own trap]] and Trish says, "I was wrong. Someone is dumb enough"
5th Jan '18 1:58:49 PM Bense
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-->'''Henry Jones Sr.:''' I should have mailed it to the Creator/MarxBrothers.
15th Dec '17 4:22:31 PM FF32
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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 [[SelfDeprecation Self-Deprecating Humor]] and lightly [[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}}ite 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 next panel 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 [[SelfDeprecation Self-Deprecating Humor]] and lightly [[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}}ite protagonist Gordon Freeman presumably lived. The story eventually became a Main/{{Retcon}}."
10th Dec '17 1:35:00 PM BreeForAll
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* In ''Series/Last Week Tonight, on the topic of gay marriage's legalization, John Oliver, the host, remarks: "That's right, we are now nearly half way to full nationwide marriage equality. Which means, it's about to become a question of which state is going to be last. Who could it possibly be, ''Mississippi''? We don't know. We don't know, ''Mississippi.'' It could be any ''Mississippi''.

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* In ''Series/Last ''Last Week Tonight, Tonight With John Oliver'', on the topic of gay marriage's legalization, John Oliver, the host, remarks: "That's right, we are now nearly half way to full nationwide marriage equality. Which means, it's about to become a question of which state is going to be last. Who could it possibly be, ''Mississippi''? We don't know. We don't know, ''Mississippi.'' It could be any ''Mississippi''.
10th Dec '17 1:34:02 PM BreeForAll
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* In ''Series/Last Week Tonight, on the topic of gay marriage's legalization, John Oliver, the host, remarks: "That's right, we are now nearly half way to full nationwide marriage equality. Which means, it's about to become a question of which state is going to be last. Who could it possibly be, ''Mississippi''? We don't know. We don't know, ''Mississippi.'' It could be any ''Mississippi''.
28th Oct '17 5:04:40 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'': In "Alone Again, Unnaturally", Tails brags that one of his new inventions uses [[MythologyGag "blast processing"]]. While Sticks remarks that "blast processing" [[SelfDeprecation sounds like "phony-baloney buzz words to fool the simple-minded"]], [[DumbMuscle Knuckles]] is immediately fascinated.
19th Oct '17 10:27:37 AM TheHeroHartmut
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--->'''Garfield:''' What idiot would buy that product?
--->''Jon stands behind Garfield with hair growing all over his body, blinking wildly, stomping his foot, and slapping his knee over and over again''

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--->'''Garfield:''' What idiot would buy that product?
--->''Jon
product?\\
''Jon
stands behind Garfield with hair growing all over his body, blinking wildly, stomping his foot, and slapping his knee over and over again''



* In ''VideoGame/LunarSilverStarStory'', Alex and Co are travelling through the woods when they find some traps to which one of them comments "Who would be dumb enough to fall for that?" Cue Nash calling out for help after being stuck in the afore mentioned trap.

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* In ''VideoGame/LunarSilverStarStory'', ''[[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Lunar: Silver Star Story]]'', Alex and Co co are travelling through the woods when they find some traps to which one of them comments "Who would be dumb enough to fall for that?" Cue Nash calling out for help after being stuck in the afore mentioned aforementioned trap.


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* In ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 2'', Olimar's [[MonsterCompendium Piklopedia]] entry for the [[AirborneMook Bumbling Snitchbug]] (which, rather than snatching up Pikmin like its cousin the Swooping Snitchbug, moves instead to abduct and drop the ''captains'') asserts with confidence that only a reckless moron would ever be snatched up by one, even if it ever happened to the player.
-->'''Olimar:''' This is a variety of snitchbug. Its most interesting characteristic is that it likes to snitch leaders. Yet barring wanton carelessness or incompetence, leaders are not easily captured. Any leader caught by this creature is clearly an idiot, which is why this creature is also known as the exposing snitchbug.
8th Oct '17 10:00:29 AM Lanes17B
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** In another strip, 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 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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** In another strip, 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 help men attract women, but then states mentions that SideEffectsInclude uncontrollable knee slapping slapping, foot stomping, and blinking, as well as [[RapidHairGrowth abnormal hair growth all over the body.]]
--->'''Garfield:''' What idiot would buy that product?
--->''Jon standing stands behind Garfield with hair growing all over his body, blinking wildly, stomping his foot, and slapping his knee over and over again''\\
'''Garfield:''' What idiot would buy such a stupid product?
again''
22nd Sep '17 2:33:53 PM merotoker
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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}}''
**
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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