History ObfuscatingStupidity / Film

27th May '17 3:05:31 PM nombretomado
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* Silent Bob, from Creator/KevinSmith's ''Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse'' appears to be little more then Jay's silent companion, only less exuberant and dumber. It turns out that he's quite knowledgeable. Silent Bob may seem smarter than Jay because his friend is very loud. In ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'', Silent Bob apparently won his eighth grade science fair by turning his mom's vibrator into a CD player with "[[NoodleImplements chicken wire and shit]]"

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* Silent Bob, from Creator/KevinSmith's ''Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse'' ''Film/TheViewAskewniverse'' appears to be little more then Jay's silent companion, only less exuberant and dumber. It turns out that he's quite knowledgeable. Silent Bob may seem smarter than Jay because his friend is very loud. In ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'', Silent Bob apparently won his eighth grade science fair by turning his mom's vibrator into a CD player with "[[NoodleImplements chicken wire and shit]]"
16th Mar '17 6:30:39 AM Camberf
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* Iago from ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' pretends to be a normal parrot in front of everyone but Jafar.
14th Mar '17 6:50:02 PM bobwolf
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* ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'': Koba pretends to still be a simple-minded chimp when cornered by a couple of humans with guns, so that they'll let him go, and does it again later [[spoiler: so that he can get close enough to grab one of their guns and kill them with it.]]
5th Mar '17 2:22:49 PM MasterFuzzy
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* ''Disney/BigHero6'': At the begining of the movie, Hiro goes to a back-alley robot fighting competition with a pathetic-looking robot, and shyly asking if he can fight too. After getting beaten in a couple of hits he asks if he can bet more money for a second chance. When the second fight starts he drops the shy attitude and shows his robot's true talents by utterly destroying the rival's robot.

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* ''Disney/BigHero6'': At the begining beginning of the movie, Hiro goes to a back-alley robot fighting competition with a pathetic-looking robot, and shyly asking if he can fight too. After getting beaten in a couple of hits he asks if he can bet more money for a second chance. When the second fight starts he drops the shy attitude and shows his robot's true talents by utterly destroying the rival's robot.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'': Subverted in that [[BigBad Shen]] believes Po to be using this; Po is actually just being his usual ComedicHero self.
13th Jan '17 7:45:46 PM jtgibson
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*** As a BilingualBonus, he adds a definite "y" to the word "salute" to make it sound like "make salyut". While someone might assume that this is just a harmless Russian mispronunciation, the Russian word "salyut" (Салют) is the English word "fireworks". [[FridgeBrilliance Which is what happens next.]]
27th Dec '16 11:45:23 AM OptimumTaurus
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* In ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', Stephen plays the role of a submissive house slave in public. In private however, he's actually smarter than his master and serves as Candie's personal adviser.

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* In ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', Stephen plays the role of a submissive house slave in public. In private however, he's actually smarter than his master and serves as Candie's personal adviser. It is later implied Stephen makes most of the decisions on the plantation, by convincing others his ideas are their ideas.
6th Nov '16 4:18:36 PM nombretomado
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* JackieChan tends to play these kinds of characters, particularly in ''Film/RushHour'', when he allows Chris Tucker's character, Carter, to believe he doesn't speak English. [[spoiler: Carter gets him back, though, when he reveals that he can speak Chinese just fine. The Screwups Reel makes it quite clear, however, that Tucker himself can't, and since he doesn't speak Chinese in the second movie either, it's possible that Carter only knows the basics of the language or learned just enough for the prank.]]

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* JackieChan Creator/JackieChan tends to play these kinds of characters, particularly in ''Film/RushHour'', when he allows Chris Tucker's character, Carter, to believe he doesn't speak English. [[spoiler: Carter gets him back, though, when he reveals that he can speak Chinese just fine. The Screwups Reel makes it quite clear, however, that Tucker himself can't, and since he doesn't speak Chinese in the second movie either, it's possible that Carter only knows the basics of the language or learned just enough for the prank.]]
9th Oct '16 7:54:54 PM erforce
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** In ''At World's End'', referring to Jack again,

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** In ''At ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End'', End]]'', referring to Jack again,
8th Sep '16 9:17:58 PM TitaniumDragon
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--> ''Funny thing is everybody thinks I'm this big idiot, and its all a big facade.'' (While mispronouncing facade as fah-sid)
4th Sep '16 5:07:27 AM erforce
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* In the 2006 ''Film/PinkPanther'' remake, it is revealed that Inspector Clouseau could [[spoiler: speak Chinese all along and figured out who the killer was when the Chinese woman named "Yu" was brought in for questioning. His rant about actually knowing Chinese turned out to be true.]]
* In ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'', a character expresses the (erroneous) belief that Clouseau's blundering is actually a version of this.

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* ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther''
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In ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'', a character expresses the 2006 ''Film/PinkPanther'' remake, (erroneous) belief that Clouseau's blundering is actually a version of this.
** In ''Film/ThePinkPanther2006'',
it is revealed that Inspector Clouseau could [[spoiler: speak Chinese all along and figured out who the killer was when the Chinese woman named "Yu" was brought in for questioning. His rant about actually knowing Chinese turned out to be true.]]
* In ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'', a character expresses the (erroneous) belief that Clouseau's blundering is actually a version of this.
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