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[[folder:Asian Animation]]
* Animation/{{Dreamkix}} features [=DeSanctis=], a chicken who's the team's second striker with a bad short term memory problem. Thus, he's prone to forgetting his teammates, forgetting that he's part of a team, staring into space, and getting into arguments with his own reflection.
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[[folder:Comedy]]
%%* Creator/SteveMartin
%%* Creator/RobinWilliams
* Creator/StevenWright, whose deadpan delivery belies his spacey behavior and storytelling.
* Creator/MitchHedberg: Think Steven Wright but actually really laid back.
* Creator/EmoPhillips, known for his high-pitched voice, oddly dark humor and bizarre sense of fashion and physicality.
%%* Zach Galifinakis
* Creator/EllenDeGeneres, queen of the non-sequitur.
%%* RossNoble. Bless.
%%* John Hodgman
* BillBailey.
-->"I [asked for a Kinder Surprise in third person] the other day and it answered me back, and he said to me: "No, I am Bill Bailey. You are not Bill Bailey, you are just a mere doppelgänger. I am the true Bill Bailey, in AnotherDimension." And I went, "Oh, I hadn't planned on that." Then I thought the only way to solve this, I have to run at my doppelgänger, then we will be fused forever. So I ran full-tilt at it, and just before I got there I realised it was the highly polished side of the cheese counter."
%%* GilbertGottfried
%%* BobcatGoldthwait
* Creator/NormMacDonald has a bizarre way of mining laughs [[AntiHumor out of the unfunny]].
%%* Creator/TheFiresignTheatre
* NoelFielding ''His hat's made out of skin! his paper is made out of skin! everything is made out of skin! So I got freaked out and ran home, and it took me an hour, and when I got there some bracken had put my window through''
* Demitri Martin
-->"I have less focus than squirrels!"
%%* [[TheSarahSilvermanProgram Sarah Silverman]]
* [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert]], at least far as his [[PompousPoliticalPundit on-air persona]] [[InsaneTrollLogic goes]].
%%* Maria Bamford
%%* [[FreddyGotFingered Tom]] [[TheTomGreenShow Green]]
%%* Richard Lewis
* MiltonJones
-->([[MockTheWeek The answer is "15"]]) "Is it... how many magic biscuits are there in the magic biscuit tree?"
** Then Dara O'Briain (the show's host) corrects him by telling him that there are in fact ''19'' magic biscuits on the magic biscuit tree.
%%* Reggie Watts.
* Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. Especially Vic Reeves. Notoriously difficult to interview since they hardly ever give a straight answer to any question put to them, instead usually saying something surreal or non sequitur.
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[[folder:Fan Works and Fanfiction]]
* The main character from [[http://percyjacksonfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Whispers_in_the_Dark Whispers in the Dark]], a PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians fanfiction [[SpinOffspring about the daughter of Thalia and Luke]].
%%* AuthorAvatar Art of the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' self-insert FanFic/MassVexations
%%* Kyouko in ''Fanfic/YouGotHaruhiRolled''.
* Mattie in PartRightHalfWrongAThirdCrazy is a beautiful combination of {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and DeadpanSnarker. Where would we be without his arguments with his bedside lamp, among other things?
* Tristan from ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' is a combination of a [=Cloudcuckoolander=] and a [[TheDitz ditz]]. Almost every line that he gives is an illogical non-sequitur, such as his randomly given cry of "BurnTheWitch!" and "Take off your clothes!"
** The sad thing is, these two examples are him being ''coherent'' in the context of the scene.
** More extreme examples of his [=Cloudcuckoolandiness=] include "I like pudding!" and "I farted, it's funny!"
** Marik is this and PokeThePoodle. His evil plans include pushing Yugi off a boat so that his hair will get wet and it'll take hours to dry, and borrowing Yugi's puzzle and not giving it back to him...for at least another 2 months. He also invited Dan Green to the Evil Council because he played a villain in one of the Pokemon movies, and seems to believe that there is a difference between killing someone and just 'destroying them a little'. And then there's the standard weirdness.
--->'''Marik:''' By the way, Bakura, your costume could use some work.\\
'''Bakura:''' ''... what?''\\
'''Marik:''' I mean, I don't like to criticize, but it looks like your mother made that for you!\\
'''Bakura:''' Marik, this isn't a costume. It's my ''clothes.''\\
'''Marik:''' Well, you could have done a better job is all I'm saying!\\
'''Bakura:''' A better job of WHAT?
* Momoko from ''WebVideo/WeddingPeachAbridged'':
-->'''Jamma-P:''' HEY, I DIDN'T WRITE THIS SCRIPT SO DON'T COMPLAIN TO ME!!!!!\\
'''Yuri:''' Wow, someone needs a nap.\\
'''Momoko:''' Is it me?\\
'''Yuri:''' No. No, it's not Momoko.
* Nappa of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'':
-->'''Vegeta:''' Nappa! No! It's a trick!\\
'''Nappa:''' But Vegeta! Trix are for kids...
%%** There's also [[InsistentTerminology Super Kami Guru]].
%%** Not to mention Android 19.
* Major Raikov in the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Stray}}'' is "always the type who took sanity more as a suggestion," to the extent that Ocelot considers Raikov's PsychoElectro boyfriend to be the stabilizing influence in the relationship.
* LetsPlay/{{Raocow}} takes on a persona like this in his LetsPlay entries. See: his ''Kamek's Revenge'' LetsPlay, where he declares a fear of circles and refers to a flower that spits items when fed an egg or enemy to be "an altar to our dark flesh god".
** He has weird names for the characters of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. He calls Yoshi "stupid horse" even though he is a dinosaur. He calls the [[SuperMarioBros Charging Chuck]] "Football Charlie" because they are in football player uniforms.
** To quote Raocow himself: "I'M SO GODDAMN WACKY"
* Demykins from the ''KingdomHearts'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ThoseLackingSpines'' behaves in this manner, with a multitude of his lines as {{shoutout}}s to other media; when he doesn't quote from various works, he ignores the situation altogether.
** Which is also the common fanfiction depiction of regular old Demyx, because [[SturgeonsLaw 90%]] of the people who write fanfiction have absolutely no concept of what makes Demyx Demyx. Or any other character, themselves.
* Farfalla The Butterfly Kitten, a prolific [[FanFic Fan-Fic]] author and creator of the [[http://www.thyla.com/ All-Ages Kirk/Spock Archive]], is clearly one of these. Just look at her ''name''. Also, only a [=Cloudcuckoolander=] could write [[http://cosmicduckling.com/spirk/gothique.html This.]] Or [[http://cosmicduckling.com/spirk/subcon.html This.]]
-->'''Farfalla's note before one FanFicHeader:''' I sometimes refer to [[SlashFic slashy]] bits in canon as 'sardines', because they're thrown like little rewarding treats to us little loyal dolphin-like fans... but that has nothing to do with this story.
* '''[[LargeHam DRACO]] [[NoIndoorVoice MALFOY]]''' in ''AVeryPotterMusical''.
** Snape is an even bigger example, especially in the Potion Master's Corner.
** And then there's Gilderoy who dreams of becoming king of the mice.
* Marty [=McSuperfly=] in CaptainGarlic's LetsPlay of ''[[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/IWD2/ Icewind Dale 2.]]'' Watch out for him when he gets near the wisdom-enhancing items, or goes by the mushroom fields in the Underdark.
* The fan-made role-play DeadlyMistakes has Mathew. Given that he's also a TalkativeLoon, he provides a lot of comedy.
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[[folder:Music]]
%%* Music/FrankZappa
%%* {{Buckethead}}
%%* ReginaSpektor
%%* Music/LadyGaga
%%* Florence Welch of Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine
%%* Music/KateBush
%%* Music/ToriAmos
%%* Music/{{Bjork}}
%%* AphexTwin
%%* [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]]
* [[{{Kesha}} Ke$ha]]. While she is UNDOUBTEDLY a [=Cloudcuckoolander=], the jury's still out on whether or not she's ObfuscatingStupidity.
%%* WesleyWillis
%%* Morten Harket
%%* Cerys Matthews
* Cyndi Lauper. Much of the appeal of watching the current season of ''Celebrity Apprentice'' is in watching her exist on a different plane of existence than every other competitor.
%%* [[Music/PinkFloyd Syd Barrett]]
%%* YukiKajiura
%%* Music/WeirdAlYankovic
* Singer/songwriter Anna Nalick- probably because she identifies so strongly with Literature/AliceInWonderland and often admits that she IS Alice and lives in her own world. This Facebook status will prove the point:
--> "Tonight I bought a suitcase for my candy, I drank with Ernest Hemingway, I watched a crazy man dance alone on water under a single star, a very talented musician graciously played the faucet for me...and I played along. I sang to a tuna in the brine. And finally, I stole a pink porcelain icicle and gave it to a superhero. Hmmmm. So sleepy now....Ps. I know EXACTLY why a raven is like a writing desk!"
%%* NickiMinaj
%%* Andrew W. K.
* Believe it or not, Justin Bieber revealed himself to be this on Ellen: ''I blow dry my hair like whoosh! whooosh!''
%%* MichaelJackson
* PeterGabriel once [[CrossDresser crossdressed]] as [[http://www.multinet.no/~jonarne/Hjemmesia/Favorittartister/peter_gabriel/Genesis_PeterGabriel_Foxtrot_Paris_Januar1973.jpg a fox in a long red dress]] and it [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome was awesome]].
%%* [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]]
%%* [[BeachBoys Brian Wilson]]
%%* [[OwlCity Adam Young]]. Listen to his lyrics.
%%** [[NamesTheSame No, not]] [[Literature/GoodOmens that one]], although he counts too, to an extent.
* [[Music/{{Muse}} Matt Bellamy]]. Firstly, it seems to be InTheBlood, since he grew up in a superstitious family who made frequent use of an Ouija board. He's [[ConspiracyTheorist obsessed with conspiracy theories]]. He's claimed to believe that humans evolved from spiders that float around in space, and he's also said that he wishes the gravity on Earth was lighter so that spiders would die. He likes dressing up in costumes, drawing veins on his arms, and trees. Unsurprisingly, he's used [[WatchItStoned shrooms]] in the past.
* Japanese rocker {{Gackt}} is well-known for his odd behavior, particularly in interviews: Instead of answering questions in a straight-forward manner, he instead says things that are deliberately absurd, nonsensical, or lewd, but always with a [[DeadpanSnarker straight face]], making it difficult to tell if he is joking or being serious.
** Those infamous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUbtAX7SkDw Utaban interviews]] ("The Pork Belly blocks...get them for me. They are back there. I know they are." / "Well I'm [referring to his penis] a Magnum." / "I haven't felt like being naked much lately.")
** One of his most well-known [[DeadpanSnarker jokes]] has led some fans to think that he seriously believes he's a 496 year old vampire. Even after he revealed his true age, there were still fans who still believed the vampire shtick.
** But for most fans, it's all part of his charm.
* Peter Wolf of TheJGeilsBand, if getting kicked out by one-time roommate DavidLynch for being too weird is anything to go by.
* Thom Yorke. He admits in the radiohead song "Like spinning plates" that "I'm Living in cloudcuckooland", which was apparently a reference to some Greek play where the birds built a city called cloudcuckooland as a refuge from the humans. Still, the quote holds true in this context as well.
%%* [[Music/{{REM}} Michael Stipe]]
%%** Peter Buck has his moments, too.
%%* [[Music/BackstreetBoys Nick Carter]] embodies this trope, especially as of late. Check out his Twitter.
* Rudy "?" Martinez of ? and the Mysterians says that he has travelled time and seen dinosaurs.
* Jazz bandleader Sun Ra kept his past shrouded in mystery, claimed to be from outer space, and created a MythArc surrounding this.
* Tommy Scott, formerly of Music/{{Space}}. He's heavily inspired by films - which he wanted his songs to sound like - and cartoons, rather than music, and has pretended to be various personalities when singing, such as SpeedyGonzales and Marlene Dietrich. And then there's the 'Suburban Rock 'n' Roll' video, where he's dressed up as a lion. Yeah.
* Music/CaptainBeefheart. Captain Beefheart for the win. He seems to have lived on a plane so different from the rest of us, it's a wonder that he was able to survive as long as he did.
* [[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul [=McCartney=]]]. In addition to coming up with some [[http://www.lyricsdepot.com/paul-mccartney/waterfalls.html truly]] [[http://www.lyricsdepot.com/paul-mccartney/juniors-farm.html baffling]] [[http://www.lyricsdepot.com/paul-mccartney/soily.html lyrics]] on occasion, he's prone to rambling and non sequitur in interviews, notwithstanding his reputation as a savvy PR man. For instance, Paul on painting:
--> "I have millions of little ways to get over blocks because for me-- because I don't do it for a living-- it's important I enjoy it. But every artist that I've ever talked to gets a moment in a painting of what the fuck am I doing? What the hell is this? You get that scary feeling I used to get at school just doing anything virtually: you suddenly think, Oh my god! This could go horribly wrong at any second-- you get actually scared. So I developed tricks. In my mind I have a friend who is Luigi. Luigi owns a restaurant and he's got an alcove rather like this, and he always needs a painting for it. So whatever I'm doing, if ever I get that terrifying moment I say it's for Luigi's alcove, Luigi will like this. And he just lets me off-- it frees my head for two seconds and then I'm over the hurdle and I can carry on. So Luigi's alcove is one of my huge saviours. And then I like blending paint, so I have an alter ego called Mr. Blendini. He often paints for Luigi."
%%* [[Music/AvengedSevenfold The Rev]].
* BobDylan. Along with drawing moustaches on himself, carrying huge lightbulbs and wooden puppets, he was known for giving hilariously nonsensical interviews to reporters in the mid 60s, with gems such as:
-->"There's a glass in the back of my head. I'm a very sick person. I can't see too well on Thursdays. And another thing, my toenails don't fit."
* FULL (Furukawa Tomo) of [[Guniw Tools]] fame, judging by any of his lyrics, interviews and art.
* Tyler, The Creator, of hip-hop collective {{OFWGKTA}}, though it's unclear how much of it is an act. He's referred to himself as a unicorn, a table, and a purse.
-->"I AM STILL THE MOST SWAGGED OUT UNICORN IN THE FUCKING EXISTENCE OF FUCKING UNICORNS NIGGA. FUCK PEGASUS, HE'S A FUCKING FAGGOT. OFUGKTA"
* Any of Music/TheProtomen to one degree or another, between the rambling non-sequiturs that make up their "press releases", the insistence on codenames and general mystery about the band itself, half the things they've ever said (including the claim that their bus was destroyed by a vengeance-crazed rodent) and it takes a certain type of person to make a RockOpera about VideoGame/MegaMan in the first place. The craziness is a big part of their appeal, though.
%%* [[TheWho Keith Moon]]
* Music/JethroTull lead singer Ian Anderson. Getting past the fact he plays a flute in a hard rock band, there are websites dedicated to deciphering his lyrics.
%%* Damo Suzuki of Can. Just read the guy's interviews. His predecessor, Malcolm Mooney, also qualifies.
* Dick Valentine of ElectricSix. His interviews generally consist of him seeming unaware who or where he is and telling BlatantLies.
* [[Music/TheDecemberists Colin Meloy]], [[http://reallier.tumblr.com/post/5107557854 onstage]] [[http://www.npr.org/2011/09/17/140532512/the-decemberists-colin-meloy-plays-not-my and]] [[http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/356344/the-decemberists-discover-suntan-spf-90-from-our-5x5-questionnaire.jhtml#id=1607055 off]]. [[http://scenedamour.tumblr.com/post/5028053986/5-55-lmao-banjo-what-even-and-6-45-end-oh-my Not to mention]] [[http://blindeadmcjones.tumblr.com/post/4992339546/i-just-realised-i-had-this-in-my-drafts the rest of]] [[Music/TheDecemberists the band]].
-->Colin threw a bottlecap at John and it pinged off one of his mikes.\\
CM: That’s why you have all those mikes! To protect you! (tries again, this time the cap hits John but rests on his shirt pocket, looking like it stuck on his chest like a badge, the audience cheers)\\
CM: That was cool! When you work in showbusiness you see a lot of cool things, but I think that might be the coolest of them all.
* [[TheMountainGoats John Darnielle]]. Exhibit [[http://www.nyctaper.com/?p=191 A]]. Exhibit [[https://twitter.com/mountain_goats B]].
-->I am faced with a terrible choice tonight\\
just played a very sweaty show, I am hungry, I'm in Brisbane, the only place open that'll deliver is Domino's\\
the idea of getting Domino's abroad awakens feelings of profound spiritual regret in me. plus Domino's is anti-choice iirc\\
OTOH Christ almighty just a slice of pie who's it gonna hurt\\
I have arrived at a solution and am gnawing off my foot. I rule at life
* Lucy Rose, going by her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X06j8vWpn80 tour diary]] (and that's just one example of many).
* Music/LilB, who proclaims himself as The [=BasedGod=]. He has claimed to be, among many other things, MileyCyrus, BillClinton, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl6Mf4yTm7A a fag, a lesbian]], and ''God's Father''. He also produced [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XWazciew_ew#! a track for his adopted cat [=KeKe=]]] (calling it history, "FIRST ANIMAL IN HIP HOP"). More of this oddity can be seen especially on his twitter (and [[ArchivePanic 10,000+ tracks]]).
* RingoStarr. He wanted to name his firstborn son XL, because he thought names were stupid. Witness also [[https://twitter.com/ringostarrmusic his attempts at using Twitter]].
* [[TheyMightBeGiants John Flansburgh and John Linnell]]. Typical examples of their discography include a song from the point of view of a nightlight, a love song to a headless woman, a song about working at an "insect hospital", a song about how their drummer Marty Beller is secretly WhitneyHouston in a mask...
* [[TheWho Pete Townshend]] gets special points for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifehouse_(rock_opera) coming up with a concept for a rock opera so convoluted that literally no one understood it but himself]]. He also tends to be rather goofy in interviews for such a serious person.
%%* [[Music/{{Neutral Milk Hotel}} Jeff Mangum]]. Also Julian Koster.
%%* [[BlackEyedPeas will.i.am.]]
* Music/VenetianSnares is fairly out there. If his music isn't enough to convince you, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJMj8UF7yYo these]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJLPSIxTKQo&t=1m30s interviews]] showcase his oddness pretty well, such him claiming to be a hillbilly, or claiming that he has five penises (four of which are in his armpits).
* Music/TwentyOnePilots singer Tyler Joseph, especially on his {{Website/Twitter}}.
-->First show in Salt Lake City was legit. Which, I believe, stands for 'legitimate' or 'legislation'. Both would work.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{WWE}} wrestler Wrestling/AlSnow became most famous as a [=Cloudcuckoolander=] who has "HELP ME!" inexplicably written backwards across his head and gets advice from a mannequin head (appropriately named "Head"). One particularly memorable storyline had him thinking that Head betrayed him and stole the Hardcore Championship from him, so he started using Pierre, a taxidermied deer head, to substitute for Head. Another had Al winning the European Championship, and deciding that, in order to better represent "the citizens of Europea", he would dress in the traditional garb (and come out to the national anthem of) a different country each week (including, inexplicably, a '50s style greaser outfit for Greece). And then there was his tag team with Wrestling/SteveBlackman, Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s resident [[TheComicallySerious comically serious]] [[IKnowKarate martial-arts tough guy]], in which he insisted that Blackman wear a hat shaped like a wedge of cheese so they could call themselves "Head Cheese", and that they make their entrance surrounded by midgets holding sparklers... and his infamous hardcore match with ''himself''... yeah, Al Snow was one weird dude.
** The explicability is obvious! Where else would [[IncrediblyLamePun greasers]] come from?
* Wrestling/JeffHardy, full stop. Doubly so because it's '''not''' just his TV character. His TV character is in fact considerably more normal than he is in real life. His closest friends claim that one of his favorite activities outside of wrestling is "digging holes and filling them back in." His sculpting material of choice is aluminum foil. Also, there's his alter-ego Itchweeed. Sadly, much of this seems to stem from [[DrugsAreBad his personal habits]]
%%* Colonel Cossack of the [[ThumbWrestlingFederation TWF]].
%%* [[TheUnintelligible Haaghiuaheydtrihaoivuhyarwehtoiuhadvhaiherr]]--[[Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} Delirious.]]
* The Wrestling/UltimateWarrior. He was noted for rambling, incoherent speeches involving tortured metaphors, delivered at earsplitting volumes, often involving claiming to be from outer space or to be carrying the hopes of fallen warriors or things like that. He had a four-issue comic book published that...it ''seems'' to be about him trying to become the Platonic ideal of a warrior, or something, but its paragraph upon paragraph of rambling pseudo-philosophical nonsense earned it three episodes of WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment[=/=]WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall crossover and many other takedowns across the internet. He also invented the word "destrucity". It is to this day unclear how much of this was acting and how much of it was James Hellwig getting caught in-character.
-->'''NORMAL PEOPLE! THE PEOPLE THAT WALK THE STREETS EVERY DAY! WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND THEM!'''
* Brian Kendrick's move to TNA gave him a gimmick that seems to be the [[Film/TheKarateKid Karate Kid]] on acid.
* Wrestling/{{Raven}}. [[GeniusBruiser Genius-level IQ]] + years of hardcore wrestling and drug use = very odd, hyper personality. [[http://www.youtube.com/user/theraveneffectTV Just watch his vlogs.]]
* [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]] following his heel turn in 2011. He turned face a few months later, but still maintain this trait.
%%* As of 2013, the Wyatt family, especially Bray Wyatt, is like this.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Most of the Muppet characters on ''Series/SesameStreet'' would qualify. Yes, even StraightMan Bert, who has an unusual obsession with bottle caps and paper clips. Being a {{Nerd}} doesn't mean you're sane.
** Sometime around 1988-92 was Ruby, a furry yellow monster who would often do things like wear a blindfold to see what it would be like to be blind or pretending she's a kangaroo after having her hair done up in a ponytail. She really makes Big Bird look sane.
* Most of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' cast would qualify, but Gonzo is the Poster Boy for this trope. Very much so. The word "Muppet", as used in Ireland, means what "[=Cloudcuckoolander=]" does here. It can be used as an insult, or a term of endearment, or both at once.
* The entire cast of the highly surreal Norwegian puppet show ''Reparatørene Kommer'' (The Repairmen are Coming), later renamed ''Pompel & Pilt'' after the two main characters. If Cloud Cuckooland is an actual land, this show takes place in it. ''Pompel & Pilt'' is Norwegian television's most beloved terrifying children's series.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* ''TheGoonShow'' has several, perhaps the entire cast at times. E'''ccl'''es is the most obvious through:
-->'''Eccles:''' Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up, Eccles!! Shut up, Eccles!! Oh, that's me!
** ''TheGoonShow'' has Eccles first and foremost, and the SCRIPT as well. Characters like Grytpype Thynne and Moriarty exemplify the latter. Other Goons such as Bluebottle are more like a ''ChewToy''.
*** Ned Seagoon and Henery Crun are full-bore [=Cloudcuckoolanders=] too. Bluebottle and Minnie Bannister aren't quite ''full'' [=Cloudcuckoolanders=], but are fairly close (and don't try to say Bluebottle is sane, he was found at one point ''singing a map''.)
*** He also pronounces all his stage directions (All of them. Including "Thinks." And "Unthinks.")
%%* A great many of the characters portrayed by BobAndRay would qualify.
* Private-Eye Harlow Doyle from ''AdventuresInOdyssey''. If anything, he's worse than his spiritual predecessor, the bumbling Officer David Harley, who hadn't gone over well.
** As a member of the main cast, Wooton Bassett seems to be required to spend a little more time on Earth, but he still has his moments. Oh, does he have his moments.
%%* If [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Radio of the Golden Witch]] is any indication, YuuKobayashi is one.
* Mister Phillips in ''TheNavyLark'', his navigation manual is "Sinbad the Sailor's Big Book of the Sea''.
* TenorBoy Dennis Day on ''TheJackBennyProgram''.
-->'''Jack:''' Dennis, I didn't know you had relatives in New York.
-->'''Dennis:''' No, my family lives in Jersey. I had to drive under the Hudson River to visit them, and gee was it damp! Boy, did I get wet!
-->'''Jack:''' Was there a leak in the tunnel?
-->'''Dennis:''' Ohhhhh, ''tunnel''!
* Lonesome Cowboy Dave, whenever he gets free rein on the Church of the [=SubGenius=] Hour Of Slack. His influence tends to rub off on Wei R. Doe.
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[[folder:Religion and Mythology]]
* [[Literature/TheBible Jesus]]. When a group of [[SmugSnake Smug Snakes]] brought an adulteress to Him, telling Him that she should be stoned for committing the sin of adultery, He [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome answered by writing something in the sand]]. And don't even get started on the parables. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], however, in that He wasn't actually weird or insane, he was just a Cloud Cuckoo Lander in that He had a "non-standard perspective on life", as the "Playing With" page for this trope says. He is believed by many to be GodInHumanForm, so the things he said and did would seem odd to us humans.
* This trope dates back as far as Brother Juniper, a 13th-century friar and one of Saint Francis of Assisi's companions. [[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/ugolino/flowers.vi.i.html According to legend]], Brother Juniper was once caring for a sick man and learned that the sick man had a craving for pig's feet. So Brother Juniper found a herd of pigs, cut a foot off of one of them, and carried it back to the sick man. When the pigs' owner confronted Brother Juniper about the incident, the friar couldn't understand why anyone would object to such a charitable act. He patiently explained his reason for cutting off the pig's foot, although this only seemed to make the pig owner angrier. Finally, he hugged the pig owner, who had a change of heart and donated all his pigs to the friars. Upon receiving the donation, St. Francis praised Brother Juniper, saying, [[IncrediblyLamePun "Would to God, my brethren, that I had a forest of such Junipers!"]]
* Zen calls for its followers to be this. [[{{Koan}} "What is Buddha?" "Three pounds of flax."]]
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[[folder:Sequential Art]]
* The Englishman Mister "Pief" (Peeve?) from a story by Creator/WilhelmBusch who walks around while always looking through a telescope.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Foxbat from the ''{{Champions}}'' setting is completely convinced that he is a great, powerful comic book {{supervillain}}.
* Some of the Malkavians from ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' could get this way. They tended to be really scary at the same time if they're played well. Other just ended up as "[[TheLoonie fishmalks]]".
%%* "Mad" Jack O'Bannon, king of Inismore, from ''SeventhSea''.
* House Criamon of ''ArsMagica''. They view the physical world as a series of metaphors and symbols and spend their entire lives trying to interpret everything around them the way literary scholars interpret novels, so getting a Criamon to express her thoughts on ''anything'' is a little bit like communicating across a language barrier via Babelfish translations.
* ''MagicTheGathering'': the Ravnica block gives us the Izzet. Red/blue, it turns out, isn't quite right in the head, considering their hobbies include routing magic through the heads of goblins with an interesting variety of psychological conditions. (The goblins, that is, not the magic. [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=97204 Until the magic has gone through the goblin, that is]].)
* The TabletopGame/{{Mystara}} [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]] setting is home to the d'Ambreville family of wizards, who seem susceptible to an hereditary strain of this trope. As any d'Ambreville who isn't a [=Cloudcuckoolander=] is usually a freakin' trigger-happy psycho, siding with the loony ones is usually the best bet.
* Jenna "TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}" Moran's forum persona, and her narrator voice within Nobilis third edition.
-->"It is quite all right. I have received harsher criticism from my dearest friends and on one memorable occasion from my breakfast cereal."
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* Rosencrantz from ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' is an excellent example, though he's also more canny than he lets on. Probably. (Guildenstern also has his moments.)
** For that matter, ''Hamlet'' himself is frequently considered to only be pretending at insanity; that he is "not in madness/ but mad in craft", i.e. not insane, but angry.
* Harper the Valium-addicted Mormon housewife from ''AngelsInAmerica'', who has various interesting hallucinations, several of which include her imaginary travel agent, [[LouisCypher Mr. Lies]].
* Quite a few of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's characters qualify.
** Launce from ''Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona'' takes this UpToEleven. He describes his departure from home thus:
--> I think Crab, my dog, be the sourest-natured dog that lives. My mother weeping, my father wailing, my sister crying, our maid howling, our cat wringing her hands, and all our house in a great perplexity, yet did not this cruel-hearted cur shed one tear. He is a stone, a very pebble stone, and has no more pity in him than a dog...Nay, I'll show you the manner of it. This shoe is my father. No, this left shoe is my father. No, no, this left shoe is my mother. Nay, that cannot be so neither. Yes, it is so, it is so--it hath the worser sole. This shoe with the hole in it is my mother, and this my father. A vengeance on't! There 'tis. Now, sir, this staff is my sister, for, look you, she is as white as a lily and as small as a wand. This hat is Nan, our maid. I am the dog. No, the dog is himself, and I am the dog--O, the dog is me, and I am myself. Ay, so, so.
*** And that's just his opening monologue. The rest of the play reveals him to be an excessively melancholy PungeonMaster who regards his dog as a human being.
** [[Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice Launcelot Gobbo]], while a less severe case, nonetheless thinks it's perfectly acceptable to [[GoodAngelBadAngel argue with his conscience and "the fiend" out loud]] and run around in the middle of the night pretending to be going hunting. Some productions have played him as [[TheStoner a stoner]] or [[FunnySchizophrenia a schizophrenic]] to explain his behavior.
** [[AMidsummerNightsDream Nick Bottom]] starts out by expressing his desire to [[TalkingToHimself play all the characters in the same play.]] Later, when fairies show up out of nowhere and begin waiting on him, he hardly seems surprised.
* Much of Music/{{Blue Man Group}}'s unique comedy revolves around the fact that the Blue Men are apparently not of this world, and frequently express amazement and surprise over such things as cell phones, watches, and eating Twinkies with utensils.
%%* Pick a GilbertAndSullivan character. ''Any'' Gilbert and Sullivan character.
* ''Theatre/PokemonTheMewsical'' has Professor Oak and Giovanni. Oak asks everyone if they're a boy or a girl, thinks ''he's'' a Pokemon, and overall is both excitable and not very smart. Giovanni is more competent, but he's in denial about his Pikachu's death from when he was a child and is convinced Ash's Pikachu is his, to the point of dancing in joy when they're "re"united.
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' Vezon was [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] into a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
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%%* Halfblood and to a lesser extent everyone else in the WFSBFOChatroom
* [[http://reddiamond29.tumblr.com/post/34117020664/tumblr-gets-deep The entire]] [[http://heirofmind.tumblr.com/post/39543720939/nightblogging-a-collection population]] of {{Tumblr}} after about 3 AM.
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%%* [[BrickJoke Mitch Hedberg]].