Characters: The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest

The dumbest performers you’ll ever see on TV.

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The first portion of this folder pertains to regular cast members during these seasons; in other words, commentators who have enjoyed a stint on the show that lasted longer than three seasons.

Danny Bonaduce

Known for his tough guy image, Danny’s Dark and Troubled Past made him a perfect commentator for the show during the days when it focused on dumb criminals.
Tropes associated with him:
  • All Men Are Perverts: Frequently makes implications about his sex life, but will also comment about wanting to fool around with any attractive girl featured in a clip.
  • The Cast Show Off: Often played with and played straight. It's played with in the sense that the Smoking Gun seemed to love to throw in some clips of Danny's past exploits (usually in "Brawlers" episodes) when we least expect it (and Danny himself doesn't seem to mind the least); and played straight as every now and then, Danny will try and outdo certain stunts or records that are featured in clips.
  • Character Tic: Points to the camera a lot.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His past exploits include drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, punching a transvestite hooker (which he narrates with an animated recreation), and his notorious temper.
  • Demoted to Extra: By Season 13, his appearances on the show were pretty much reduced to the point that he would only make a joke or comment, or two, in an entire episode.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: A chronic offender of this.
  • Former Child Star: He was The Danza Patridge on The Partridge Family back in The '70s.
  • Groin Attack: In a, "Brawlers," episode, we see a clip of Danny getting into a scuffle with another has-been celebrity at a press conference, where at one point, Danny squeezes the other guy's balls. The cast remark that this isn't the first time Danny's gone for somebody's balls.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Money, Dear Boy:invoked From time to time, Danny will remark the only reason he does the show is for the money, though they apparently don't pay very well.
  • Old Shame:invoked The show seems to love treating us to a clip of some of his past confrontations when we least expect it... and whenever that happens, expect one or more of the cast to make the obvious, "Oh look, it's Danny Bonaduce from The Patridge Family! Wonder what he's been up to lately?" comments.
  • One Steve Limit: With Daniel Baldwin and Dan Cummins.
  • Perfectly Cromulent Word: Introduced the show to the word, "Drunkle," on the grounds that there are so many drunk uncles in his family, they condensed it down to one word, hence, "Drunkle." The word has been used infrequently since then.
  • Pungeon Master
  • Put on a Bus: Disappeared with a majority of the rest of the cast by the Season 16 Retool.
  • Self-Deprecation: Often implies that he has a small penis.
  • Signature Style: Very efficient with incredibly lame puns, it seems.

Todd Bridges

Also known for his own past brushes with the law, Todd was also a perfect fit for the show’s original focus on criminals.
Tropes associated with him:
  • Catch Phrase: "In yo face!"
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Although he's had his share of brushes with the law in the past, somehow, his past isn't brought up nearly as much as Danny's, Leif's, or Tonya's.
    Todd: [after suffering a head injury in a skit] Who am I? I'm not Gary Coleman... I'm Todd Bridges.
  • Everything Is Racist: If there's ever an inkling of racism present in a clip, Todd is usually the first to point it out.
    Todd: Oh, here we go, another day full of racism!
  • Former Child Star: Willis from Diff'rent Strokes, and references to such will arise on occasion.
  • Put on a Bus: Also disappeared with a majority of the cast by the Season 16 Retool.
  • Signature Style: Often acts out the ridiculous stunts that happen.
  • Squick:invoked Hates it whenever clips have white guys taking off their shirts.

Leif Garrett

Former 70s teen heartthrob, and well-known stoner Leif Garrett has become known for always being the butt of other’s jokes on this show, and like Danny and Todd, his past brushes with the law made him a perfect fit for the show’s original focus on criminals.
Tropes associated with him:
  • Butt Monkey: As noted on the main page, the unwritten motto of this show is, "When in doubt, make fun of Leif Garrett," and at times, it gets to a point that Leif also becomes the show's chew toy. Depending on the nature of the joke, Danny will either egg it on, or actually come to Leif's defense.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His history with drug problems are often the source of jokes, especially in "Criminals" and "Outlaws" episodes where clips involve drugs.
    • In one instance, he gets to reenact one of his drug arrests.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: A Teen Idol in The '70s, his radical transformation over the years has resulted in some of the cast to remark that he used to be such a pretty girl.
  • It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: Many of the cast members pronounce his first name as "Leaf" as opposed to the proper pronunciation, "Layf."
  • Nice Hat: Usually wears bandanas on his head, but on some occasions, will wear something different, ranging from cowboy hats, to newsboy caps, to fedoras.
  • Old Shame:invoked This Pototo Sticks commercial he did for Japan has been featured in a, "Performers," episode; Leif himself even remarked, "Hey, it paid the bills."
  • Put on a Bus: Although he's gone now since the Season 16 Retool, he disappeared for a short while from the show in 2010, due to an arrest for drug possession; the arrest was later re-enacted on the show.
  • Self-Deprecation: Even though he's pretty much the entire show's Butt Monkey, he too can make jokes about himself at his own expense.
  • Teen Idol: This was his career in The '70s, and this is brought up by the cast from time to time.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Pulls this a lot.
  • Verbal Tic: His SurferDude dialect.

Tonya Harding

Former figure skater, Tonya Harding is the show’s resident Dumb Blonde, and probably the one person the rest of the cast wishes they didn’t have to work with. And, again, like Danny, Todd, and Leif, her past brushes with the law made her a perfect fit for the show’s original focus on criminals.
Tropes associated with her:
  • Absent-Minded Professor: Played with with Tonya Harding, as she has a recurring Show Within The Show segment, "Physics 101 with Professor Tonya Harding."
  • Butt Monkey: Pretty much the entire cast will treat her as such, but Brad and Judy are usually the biggest offenders.
  • Catch Phrase: She repeats three lines very often: "Hello?" (as in "Hello, what were you thinking?"), "Wham bam, thank you ma'am," and "I mean, oh my GOD..."
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She's pretty much best known for her part in the figure skating scandal, in which her then-husband, Jeff Gillooly, attempted to break Nancy Kerrigan's leg with a steel pipe, thus making her unable to skate, allowing Tonya to try and take home the championship.
  • Dumb Blonde: She even lampshaded this in one episode:
    Tonya: I'm not real book smart, I'm blonde smart.
  • Genius Ditz: She says a few things of questionable intelligence/logic (and gets picked on by her cast-mates for it), but she knows a lot about cars and motor vehicles in general.
  • Good Bad Girl: She's known for her past brushes with law and subsequent arrests, however, she doesn't often come off as a real threat.
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Once in a while, will make remarks about her breasts.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Her figure skating days are brought up from time to time.
  • The Lad-ette: She drinks lots of beer (and hates wine), loves monster trucks and motorcycles, hunts wild animals as a hobby, and has appeared on celebrity boxing more than once.
  • Mondegreen: Often misquotes the saying, "What goes around comes around," as, "What comes around goes around."
  • Put on a Bus: Was among the many cast members who disappeared by the Season 16 Retool.
  • Running Gag: Almost every single fricken thing that comes out of her mouth is met with other cast members (most commonly Judy) either rolling their eyes, raising an eyebrow, shaking their heads, or just wearing confused looks on their faces.
  • Signature Laugh: Has a rather annoying chortle.
  • Signature Style: Will try to explain what happened in her own twisted logic, while flanked by the confused reaction shots of the other commentators.
  • The Unintelligible: If she mumbles incoherently, or her own self-proclaimed Blonde Smartness takes over, which results in what she says making little to know sense.

Brad Loekle

Brad Loekle held the distinction of being one of only two cast members who appeared on the show for all 17 seasons; his quirky personality and (at times) cheesy commentary made him a popular cast member.
Tropes associated with Brad:
  • Big Guy: While certainly not obese, is a little on the chunky side, and will often joke about it at his own expense, usually comparing himself to Chunk from The Goonies.
  • Butt Monkey: Almost always Judy's personal Butt Monkey throughout the series, but in later seasons, also became Danny, Bryan, and John's personal Butt Monkey as well.
  • Have I Mentioned I am Gay?: Brad is openly gay, and is very loud and proud about it.
  • Political Correctness Gone Mad: 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 N-Word Privileges.
  • Self-Deprecation: Often makes fat jokes at himself, even though he's not that fat. He'll also make jokes about his career apparently being in the crapper that he's reduced to appearing on a cable TV show with Tonya Harding.
  • Signature Style: Will either use pop cultural references or insult one of his fellow commentators.
  • Those Two Guys: Usually with either Judy or Mike T. in sketches. Also doubles as Ship Tease in the case of being paired with Judy.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Brad looks for an opportunity or excuse to take his clothes off.

Judy Gold

Judy Gold, a comedienne who swears like a sailor, and apparently feels she deserves to have more recognition than Tonya Harding; she's pretty much made something of a career for herself by appearing on celebrity commentary shows - you may recognize her from many of VH-1's older I Love...' series.
Tropes associated with her:
  • Butt Monkey: At Brad and Nick's expense.
  • Catch Phrase: Like Tonya, she often uses "Hello?" as well, though she usually delivers it with a lot more bite and snark than Tonya does.
  • Demoted to Extra: Throughout Season 15, her appearances on the show were reduced to about one joke or comment per episode.
  • Does Not Like Men: Mainly because she's also openly gay.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: A chronic offender of this.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Brad often refers to her as Sasquatch, or Big Foot's Sister.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: So much so that even if you accidentally interrupt her during her commentary, she'll explode at you. Her temper is also the subject of others' jokes.
    Nick: I had no idea it was possible to get angrier that Judy Gold!
  • Have I Mentioned I am Gay?: Unlike Brad, she isn't quite as vocal about her sexuality on the show, usually only mentioning it when the opportunity presents itself, such as in, "World's Dumbest Shoppers," in a clip where a crowd of guys are waiting to mob a store for the new Play Station 3, Judy explains guys like these are what create lesbians.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Various cast members regularly poke fun of her height (she's apparently very tall for a woman— hard to tell since the cast members are sitting most of the time), and for not being a smoking hot model like Ali Landry. Judy is openly gay, and this probably only makes her even more prone to these jokes.
  • No Indoor Voice: She can scream like a banshee.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Season 15.
  • Put on a Bus: When the show was Retooled for Season 16, she was among the many cast members who had disappeared; however, The Bus Came Back and Judy returned for Season 17.
  • Shape Shifter: Not a literal shape shifter, but she has gone through a number of hairstyle changes over the years, and depending on how intense the lighting is (causing her to look either rather fair-skinned, or really tanned), she can almost look like a different person.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Six feet three inches? That seals the deal.
  • Those Two Guys: With Brad in sketches; also doubles as Ship Tease.

Chuck Nice

”In America, we don’t get this excited over winning, because we’re used to it!”

One can always count on Chuck to deliver insightful commentary that’s brutally honest and painfully funny.
Tropes associated with him:
  • Deadpan Snarker: For the most part, but he has his moments where he can get a little more animated in his commentary.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Mike T. invokes this once in a “Performers” episode, where a newscaster loses his cool when he swallows a fly while on the air, and says that Chuck actually talks to everybody like this; cut to Chuck yelling and cursing at a production assistant off-camera, demanding they bring him his lunch on time, before turning to the camera with a smile, and politely asking, “Are we rolling?”
  • Old Shame:invoked One, “Competitions,” episodes showed him participating in a contest held by a radio station he worked for, to see who can unhook the most bras in under a minute. At one point, a bra latch snaps on his finger, causing him to yelp, “Ouch!” which he gets teased for; he’s quick to offer a rebuttal, though:
    Chuck: It was very dangerous…
  • Put on a Bus: Was also among the many cast members who were let go by Season 16... at first; like with Judy, The Bus Came Back later in the season, and Chuck returned.
  • Those Two Guys: Usually with Kevin in a sketch.

Loni Love

Loni, like Judy, has a history of appearing on various different celebrity commentary shows; if you liked her on VH-1, you'll love her (no pun intended) on truTV!
Tropes associated with her:

Bryan Callen

Like Brad, Bryan is the other only cast member to be featured on the show for all 17 seasons. Also, like Judy and Loni, Bryan has been seen on various different celebrity commentary shows over the years.
Tropes associated with him:
  • Bi the Way: A lot of his jokes and comments reflect this, as he'll express interest in both attractive ladies, or hunky guys featured in clips (and even thinks Danny is sexy).
  • Catch Phrase: Has a habit of calling incompetent people in the clips "Dr./Captain No-Help"
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Whenever posing as a foreigner for a sketch, he usually just makes his name sound more akin to that culture, ala, “Bryan Callenski”.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Season 15.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Whenever a sketch is an infomercial for a place of business, Bryan is usually the one who apparently runs that business, whether it’s a used car lot, a yoga class, a school of gymnastics, or whatever.

Gary Busey

Known mainly as the show’s Cloud Cuckoolander, Gary Busey will try and offer his own brand of spiritual logic in response to the stupidity displayed on this show.
Tropes associated with him:
  • Character Tic: likes to look directly into the camera, and act all philosophical, as if the clip we just watched has An Aesop to it.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Considering he endured permanent brain damage from a motorcycle accident in 1988 due to not wearing a helmet, it's justified, however, his spaciness, and random ramblings are unintentionally funny. Some say he was like this before his accident.
  • Ice-Cream Koan: Uses a lot of these, usually with other cast members making faces behind his back.
  • Nice Hat: In one episode, his hat was given billing in the opening titles, rather than him.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: On occasion.
  • Put on a Bus: Another victim of the Season 16 Retool.
  • Recurring Character: He fits this bill, mainly because his appearances on the show are more-or-less sporadic, and infrequent; sometimes, he'll appear throughout an entire episode, while other times, he make appear once or twice an episode.
  • Talking to Themself: Not in the sense that he voices multiple characters or anything, but he'll actually talk to himself, or other objects on the set.
  • The Unintelligible: Will often mumble or slur his lines, making it difficult to understand what he's saying.
  • Verbal Tic: Has a slight lisp.

John Enos

Think Johnny Bravo, but with shorter, darker hair, tattoos, and Tony Danza’s accent, John Enos is one of the longer surviving castmembers, being introduced in Season 2, and appearing for the rest of the series' run.
Tropes associated with him:
  • American Accents: Speicifcally, Noo Yawk.
  • Dumb Muscle: He may be built, but he’s not entirely bright. In fact, this is lampshaded in an, “Inventions,” episode, where he tries to give various of the inventions featured to Loni as gifts, only for them to be mistakes.
    John: I think you’re really gonna like this gift… it’s got a diamond in it!
    Loni: Oh, John… is this what I think it is?
    John: Yep! It’s a dog fork with a diamond in it!
    Loni: First of all, this ain’t no diamond, it’s a clear rock. Secondly, why do you think I wanna eat like a dog?!
    John: But it’s a forkin’ awesome gift!
  • Gentle Giant: Owns at least two small dogs, and handles them very well.
  • Large Ham
  • Literal-Minded: He is, "The Literal Dog Whisperer".
    John: (Grabs his Japanese Chin, and whispers to it) Hey, get over here, and we'll have a little talk. No more chewing up Mommy's shoe's, you got it? Don't do that.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Whenever he goes shirtless.
  • Pec Flex: Goes along with his Fanservice, but admittedly, he's just about the only man on this show who's really built for such.
  • Running Gag: Prior to Season 16, he was often paired with Loni in different sketches, where they would play lovers. Afterwards, he pretty much tries to have his way with any of the women on the show.
  • Ship Tease: Again, he and Loni often acted as lovers.

Chelsea Peretti

Introduced in Season 2, Chelsea has become one of the more popular of the female cast members on the show, though her popularity seems to be based more on her looks than her humor.
Tropes associated with her:
  • Bi the Way: Will occasionally express interest in certain men featured in clips, but will also point out particularly cute girls in clips, and even thinks Tonya is beautiful.
  • Character Tic: She tends to look up and to her left (sometimes her right, unless it's a case of the editing team flipping the picture horizontally) when she's trying to think of something. Her eyes are about as big as an anime character's, so it's easy to notice.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Does Not Like Men: Plays this straight for the most part, but ultimately subverted if a man in any clip comes off as mannerly and/or chivalrous.
  • Good Bad Girl: Sometimes falls into this trope.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: You would actually expect this from Marianne or even Loni, but once in a while, Chelsea will wear tops that feature deep necklines, thus offering viewers considerable amounts of cleavage.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Often expresses her appreciation of the fact that she has no friends, mostly when a person's friend(s) get him/her into trouble/danger during a clip.
  • Perfectly Cromulent Word: In a clip where a bunch of drunk partiers build a little pyramid out of their empty beer cans, she takes pride in inventing a new word: Beeramid.
  • Put on a Bus: Another victim of the Season 16 Retool.
  • Running Gag: Frequently expresses her disdain for marriage.
  • Verbal Tic: Speaks rather slowly, and slurs her words a lot.

Roger Lodge

"Just when you think you've seen it all, we bring you a shrimp on a treadmill. God bless this show."

Comedian and gameshow host, Roger Lodge was introduced in Season 2, and has enjoyed a lengthy stay on the show.
Tropes associated with him:
  • In-Series Nickname: Whenever serving as a host in a sketch, he introduces himself as, Roger “Sparky” Lodge.
  • Put on a Bus: Left the show after Season 13.
  • Shown Their Work: Outside World's Dumbest..., Roger has made a career for himself as a gameshow host, and whenever we have a gameshow sketch, inevitably, he's the host.

Nick DiPaolo

”I’m doin’ this till they give me my own show on truTV.”

Introduced in Season 2, Nick is known not only harassing the dumb people featured in the clips, but his fellow castmates as well.
Tropes associated with him:
  • American Accents: Specifically, Joisey/Da Bronx.
  • Butt Monkey: For all the ribbing he does to Judy, Judy will usually fight back... and he's also rather aware of this too.
  • Put on a Bus: Left the show after Season 13.
  • Self-Deprecation: Invokes this during the end titles of one episode, where he and Judy (who walked in on his commentary) remark how pathetic working for truTV is.
  • Signature Style: Tends to exaggerate, especially when numbers are involved, such as claiming that someone was driving 500 miles an hour, or that a robber was stopped by an elderly man "in his late hundreds."

Kevin McCaffrey

Kevin has become a well-known and well-loved fixture on the show, from his usually deadpan and obvious commentary, to his participation in various different sketches, making him one of the more versatile performers on the show.
Tropes associated with him:
  • Character Tic: He often shrugs his arms while commenting on the stupidity in the videos.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Though he can fly off the handle at times, himself.
  • Hipster: During a clip featuring a party in a laundromat, he imitates one of the dancers as a hipster:
    Kevin: This is great and all, but I was into laundry way before it was cool...
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Whenever a clip features one or more cute animals, Kevin sets aside his usual deadpan snarking to gush over the cuteness overload of the clip. He even plays this straight in an "Inventions" episode, where he expresses his disinterest in an invention itself, and would rather have all of the cute little animals that were featured in the clip.
  • One Steve Limit: With Tom McCaffrey.
  • Those Two Guys: Usually with Chuck in a sketch.

Billy Kimball

Probably the best-known adult nerd that you’ve never heard of.

Tropes associated with him:
  • Cultured Badass: Well, he's not so much a badass, though he is considerably more cultured than the rest of the cast, and usually invokes this into a lot of his commentary.
    Billy: I had an unfortunate incident on the way home from a philharmonic... uh, there was a guy on the subway, and he kept going like, (Makes devil horn hand signs) "BRAAAAAHMS!!!"
  • Deadpan Snarker: Does not have a lot of range in his commentary, or his acting when it comes to sketches (then again, he's a writer, not a comedian).
  • Iconic Outfit: His glasses, as well as his numerous different suits.
  • Ship Tease: Is paired with Marianne on occasion.
  • Verbal Tic: Often pauses mid-sentence with an, "Uhh," or an, "Umm."

Frank Stallone

”I don’t need a fuckin’ writer, this stuff comes off the top of my head!”

Sylvester Stallone’s less talented and more egotistical little brother, Frank is the show’s resident xenophobe, and basically spends half of his time bashing other countries, while talking about how great America is.
Tropes associated with him:
  • All Men Are Perverts: He's quick to point out interest in an attractive lady featured in a clip, though it got to a point where Judy would yell at him to shut up.
  • The Cast Show Off: Once in a while, Frankie can pick a pretty mean guitar.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • I Was Quite a Fashion Victim: Claims to be the best-dressed cast member, and was immediately followed by a brief montage of all the different (unique, to say the least) outfits he’s worn on the show.
  • Jerkass: One of the meaner, and more arrogant commentators on the show.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: On occasion.
  • Put on a Bus: Another victim of the Season 16 retool.
  • Running Gag: Whenever he starts bashing other countries, be prepared for the American flag to wave behind him, and in some cases, his comments will be accompanied by patriotic music. And he's also aware of this too— see The Tape Knew You Would Say That below.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: He's probably bleeped more than any of the cast members on the show.
  • Small Name, Big Ego:
  • The Tape Knew You Would Say That: After a while, he pretty much was aware that a waving American flag will be superimposed behind him (and also occasionally have a Patton helmet, or an Eisenhower jacket placed on him) whenever he makes a crack about Russia, or other countries.
  • Third-Person Person: Not always, but will occasionally refer to himself in the third person.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Admits to falling for a prank in which a woman stuffs a Thanksgiving turkey with a Cornish game hen, and leading her daughter-in-law to believe she bought and cooked a pregnant turkey, because it didn't don on him that turkeys lay eggs.
    Frankie: I didn't even think of that! Turkeys lay eggs, they don't give birth! Man, am I a dumbfuck. You got the Stallone-ster on this one.
  • The Unintelligible: As noted above, because his dialogue is heavily bleeped because of his filthy mouth, most of what he says is rendered unintelligible.

Daniel Baldwin

"'Get back here before I pull my pants up,' has got to be one of the least effective threats I’ve ever heard."

You know that Baldwin brother? The one who likes to booze his brains out? The one that’s not Alec, Stephen, or Billy? Yeah, that’s the one.
Tropes associated with him:
  • Butt Monkey: Usually Roger will bust his chops.
  • Large Ham: Will intentionally turn up the ham factor, particularly if he's used in a sketch.
    • Other cast members will also comment on his acting chops (or lack thereof).
  • One Steve Limit: With Danny Bonaduce and Dan Cummins.
  • Put on a Bus: Left the show after Season 14; in fact, his appearance in the World's Dumbest App commercial was replaced with Mike T.
  • Verbal Tic: Delivers many of his lines with a flair that seems to channel high school dramatics clubs.

Michael Loftus

"Never fight a crazy guy. People, get that tattooed on the inside of your eyelids: never fight a crazy guy."

Michael Loftus is a little harder to point out on the show, mainly because he doesn’t often look the same twice, but he is distinguishable by often assuming a role in the clips featured on the show.
Tropes associated with him:
  • Limited Wardrobe: He has a small handful of shirts that he seems to like to wear quite frequently, such as a goldenrod Point Lobos t-shirt, and a red flannel shirt.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted, having appeared with Mike Trainor and Mike Britt.
  • Shape Shifter: He's not an exact shape shifter, however, he does frequently change his looks, as can be seen here.
  • Ship Tease: Curiously, whenever he plays the part of a husband in a brief skit or in his commentary, he also plays the part of the wife as well.
    Husband Michael: You know what I'm gonna do today, honey? I'm gonna go out and get me a job at the convenience store.
    Wife Michael: Whatchoo gonna wear?
    Husband Michael: I thought I would wear my jeans... and my belt.
  • Signature Style: Will often use ridiculous sound effects.

Ted Jessup

”Why is everyone on The View always so antagonistic?”

Family Guy writer, Ted Jessup, is also a featured commentator on this show, as well as the show’s former consulting producer.
Tropes associated with him:
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Guys Are Slobs: He seems to personify this trope, with his unkempt hair, heavy stubble, and shirts that almost always have mystery stains on them.

Mike Trainor

"This show is important. Somebody has to keep Leif Garrett off the streets."

Introduced in Season 2, Mike Trainor quickly grew in popularity on the show, and has recently become one of the driving forces of the show, from being one of the more prominent commentators, to also serving duty behind the scenes as well.
Tropes associated with him:
  • Ascended Extra: A variation of this; his earlier appearances on the show were far more limited, but he quickly became a more prominent fixture on the show, and is even involved behind the scenes, replacing Ted as the show's consulting producer.
  • Big Eater: Like Loni, he loves to talk or think about food. In an, "Inventions," episode, he got so worked up over a guy's cookie sipper invention, that he demanded somebody give him a cookie.
  • The Big Guy
  • Large Ham: In more ways than one.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted, appearing alongside Mike Britt, Mike O'Gorman, and Michael Loftus. In fact, he and Mike Britt are often identified as Mike T. and Mike B.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: 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.
  • Running Gag:
    • Anytime the show features a clip with a cat, he's not happy about it.
      I thought I had enough reasons to hate cats— now I have one in my back pocket. They steal shit.
    • Similarly, he's always ragging the Inventions episodes because, inevitably, one of the informercials featured will convince him to buy something for his non-existent RV.
  • Ship Tease: With Jamie Lee.
  • Shirtless Scene: He'll lose his shirt on occasion, which is odd for a big guy. He even lampshaded the trope in one episode featuring a clip of a large man going swimming with his shirt on, claiming that it's a "Popular look for the big guys."
  • Those Two Guys: Usually with Brad in sketches.

Chris Strait

Introduced a few years into the show’s run, Chris Strait’s cerebral humor made his deadpan and monotone jokes all the more funny.
Tropes associated with him:

Daisy Gardner

”Oh my God! What I thought would happen totally happened!”

Introduced in Season 4, Daisy Gardner quickly became one of the show’s more popular female castmembers, but like Chelsea, her popularity seems to be more about her looks than her jokes, as she’s often accused of being the weakest link of the show.
Tropes associated with her:
  • All Women Are Lustful: Often wants to get it on with a hunky guy featured in a clip. She also frequently expresses interest in porn, and will let her disappointed be known if a man's private parts are blurred in a clip.
  • Character Tic: She has a tendency to glance off to the side frequently whenever she comments.
  • Punny Name: Brendan invoked this in a, "Performers," episode.
    Brendan: Ladies and gentleman, our next performer's name sounds fake, but she assures me it isn't...
  • The Tease: Has teased taking her top off on at least two different occasions.

Natasha Leggero

Natasha Leggero stands out among the female castmembers for being considerably more classy than the rest of them, and while her classiness may make her seem like an ill fit for the show, she uses this to her advantage, and can hold her own among the rest of the cast, and every once in a while, surprise you with a naughty little joke.
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Jaime Andrews

Introduced Season 6, Jaime Andrews quickly became a popular castmember, and is known for her looks, her mannerisms, and her countless different hairstyles.
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  • Good Bad Girl: She sometimes falls into this trope, occasionally implying about being rather sexually active (like most of the women on this show also imply), though she otherwise doesn't look, dress, or act like a cheap whore, and in fact, her commentary is usually tamer and cleaner compared to most of the others. She even started her show business career as a children's entertainer, and still does kiddy fare on occasion.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Once appeared inside a plastic bubble, wearing nothing but a leopard print bathing suit.
  • Sex Goddess: She brags about giving killer blow jobs.
  • Ship Tease: Occasionally with Brendan.
  • The Tease: Has not only teased taking her top off, but in one episode, she stands up, and starts to unbuckle her belt, before the camera quickly cuts away.

Marianne Sierk

Introduced around Season 9, Marianne Sierk is the show’s resident female horn dog.
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  • All Women Are Lustful: She has a very active sex life, and is not shy about it; this is lampshaded in an episode of "Patiers," where Christina Pazsitzky's bachelorette party was a Framing Device, which involved her, Jaime, and Marianne traveling to different locations (presented in the clips), and practically everywhere they go, Marianne tries to have sex with one of the guys there. In the end, it turns out that Marianne rode a mechanical bull to such a sexual extent that it impregnated her, while Christina and Jaime are proud she narrowed the list of possible fathers down to a modest three. And she's also implied that she once slept with Jaime's ex-boyfriend.
  • Good Bad Girl: Like many of the other ladies, while she doesn't appear to look like a bad girl, as mentioned above, she still seems very proud of having an active sex life, and is usually the most vocal about sexual activities or desires on the show.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Often wears skin-tight, shortleeved tops or dresses; once, she even cupped her hands under her breasts and bounced them for the camera. On another occasion, we saw her dancing, while wearing a miniskirt and boots.
  • Put on a Bus: Another victim of the Season 16 Retool.
  • Sex Goddess
  • Shape Shifter: She appears to change colors more often than a chameleon. It's not an exaggeration to say that her skin tone has been everywhere from yellow to orange to pink to peach, and maybe some others (most of which don't occur naturally in any part of the world).
  • She's Got Legs: Often wears short shorts and hot pants. You wouldn't be able to tell most of the time, since she's sitting, but once in a while whenever she's super-imposed into a clip or appears in a skit, we're treated to her gams.
  • Ship Tease: With Billy.
  • The Tease: Infrequently teases taking her top off.

Mike Britt

Introduced in Season 9, Mike Britt is also another stand-out castmember, often providing biting commentary, but also playing various different characters in random sketches.
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Brendan Walsh

Shaggy-haired and bearded Brendan Walsh was introduced in Season 9, and has been a prominent fixture on the show ever since, with his really animated mannerisms and wild and crazy personality.
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  • Badass Beard: Pretty much his claim to fame. In fact, on one occasion, a man in a clip running around naked also had dark, shaggy hair, and a Badass Beard, and he had to inform everyone that wasn't him.
  • Catch Phrase: Used "One punch and down!" as a catch phrase during one episode of Brawlers.
  • Large Ham
  • Old Shame: Invoked in a, "Performers," episode, where he admits during the end titles that he's actually been in two porno movies in the past. He doesn't seem to be too ashamed of himself, though.
  • Older Than They Look: When he first started appearing on the show, his hair and beard were considerably gray, which prompted him to start coloring them dark brown shortly afterwards.
  • Ship Tease: Occasionally with Jaime. In one such occasion, they watch their wedding video (a clip of somebody's wedding video, that is), and Brendan finds himself torn when he sees his groomsman is in a depressed funk over losing his buddy to a woman, and continually shouts, "Suck my fucking dick, man! Suck my fucking dick! I can't believe you did this to me, man! I love you, motherfucker!"

Jamie Lee

”It’s just fun! It’s just fun!”

Introduced in Season 13; this comedienne and TV personality is not to be confused with Jamie Lee Curtis.
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  • Ascended Extra: Started appearing on the show very sporadically around Season 13, but by Season 15, began being featured heavily in every episode.
  • One Steve Limit: With Jaime Andrews.
  • Ship Tease: With Mike T. in sketches; they usually bicker with one another.

Rachel Feinstein

"If there's one thing that gets me hot, it's watching a grown man deep throat an ice pop, right after he vomits."

Introduced in Season 13, Rachel Feinstein is known for sitting there, looking pretty, wearing short-sleeved shirts, and faking different voices and accents throughout the show. She also appears on other truTV programs as well, such as Upload with Shaquille O'Neal.
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  • Ascended Extra: Started appearing on the show very sporadically around Season 13, but by Season 15, began being featured heavily in every episode.
  • Hot Gypsy Woman: Once dressed like one for the Season 16 premiere's bumpers.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Seems to wear the exact same, tight, sleeveless dress (as in she appears to own multiple ones, just in different colors) to show off her toned arms, and accentuate her figure.
  • Signature Style: She impersonates people featured in the clips so much that an entire show can go by without the viewer hearing her actual voice. She seems to favor impersonating Russians and stereotypical New York Jews.

Chris Fairbanks

Introduced in Season 11; being one of the younger comedians on the show, Chris Fairbanks’s placement could possibly be an attempt to help reel in younger viewers to the show.
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  • Ascended Extra: Started appearing on the show very sporadically around Season 11, but by Season 14, began being featured heavily in every episode.
  • Deadpan Snarker: And depending on the joke, or how it's told, his naturally nasally voice either makes the joke funnier, or more annoying.
  • Nice Hat: Often wears various different baseball caps.
  • One Steve Limit: With Chris Strait and Chris Williams.

Jared Logan

Introduced in Season 13; possibly Mike T.’s clone, we’re not entirely sure.
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The Greg Wilson

Stand-up comedian and TV personality The Greg Wilson brings to the show his unique brand of off-the-wall humor and hysterical personality.
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Wes Dening

”On behalf of all Australians, let me apologize.”

Australian TV personality, Wes Dening wasn’t used as frequently as other commentators, but he did bring more cultural diversity to the show, at least.
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Christina Pazsitzky

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Jimmy McMillan

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  • Badass Beard and Badass Mustache: And how.
  • Recurring Character: His appearances on the show are very limited, though they span several seasons; often, he'll appear at random during an episode, though he's also been known to pop up during the Hilarious Outtakes of the end titles, even if he didn't appear in the episode proper.

The second section of this folder pertains to cast members who have appeared on the show for only a short amount of time - at least one season, but no more than five at best.

Natalie Desselle-Reid

Natalie was among a host of new castmembers introduced in Season 2 to fill the void left behind by the various different judges, investigators, attorneys, et al, who were being phased out during the season. Much like Loni, Natalie's feisty and sassy personality offered us some lively commentary for a few seasons.

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Dustin Diamond

Former Saved by the Bell castmember, Dustin was another commentator who was brought in during Season 2, and was a relatively good fit for the show's cast, considering he too has had his share of legal problems in the past. He lasted for two or three seasons, before being phased out shortly afterwards.
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Ali Landry

Another new castmember introduced in Season 2, Ali was the odd one out among the rest of the cast, in that she isn't a comedian; her inclusion seemed to be an attempt to reel in viewers, considering that she's a model. She lasted a season or two.
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  • Buffy Speak: Shouldn't be a surprise, considering she's not a comedian. She often has to fill her sentences with words like "thingy" and such.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • I Was Quite a Looker: A former Miss USA. She's still quite a looker too.
  • One Steve Limit: With Amanda Landry.
  • Sex Sells: As a former Miss USA, it seemed that her appearances on the show were more for her looks than anything else.

Adrianne Curry

And another castmember introduced in Season 2, Adrianne is virtually a clone of Ali Landry; not only does she bear a striking resemblance to Ali, but she too seemed to only be on the show for her sex appeal (she is, however, noticeably snarkier than Ali Landry is). She too only remained for a season or two.
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Tom McCaffrey

Introduced in Season 3, Tom enjoyed a considerably longer stint on the show than the majority of castmembers introduced around the same time; while not featured as frequently as his brother Kevin, Tom still had a rather strong presence on the show that spanned four or five seasons.
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Jessie Cantrell

Actress, comedienne, and gamer, Jessie was introduced in Season 9, and although she seemed to have a promising place as part of the show's cast, she didn't appear very frequently at all (though ironically, her husband, Mike O'Gorman, has been a regular castmember since Season 16), after five seasons, was gone.
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  • Always Someone Better: When she once made a crack about Russia, Frankie was not impressed.
    Frankie: Jessie, I'm the original, because I really don't like anybody - I don't like Russians, I don't like the Chinese, I don't like the French... you're behind, so you're never gonna catch up.
    Jessie: *Death Glare*
  • Put on a Bus: Left the show after Season 14.
  • Recurring Character: This may or may not apply to her; while her presence on the show was very noticable, her commentary was rather infrequent.


Much like Judy, Loni, and Bryan, comedian and TV personality, Godfrey, is a familiar face among the celebrity commentary and cable circuit; presently, he's a truTV regular, appearing on Upload with Shaquille O'Neal, alongside other World's Dumbest... alumni Kevin McCaffrey and Rachel Feinstein. He was another among the many new comedians introduced in Season 2, but only lasted on the show for a couple of seasons.
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Jo Koy

Animated and charismatic, Jo was another in a long line of comedians who was introduced in Season 2, though was gone after a couple of seasons.
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Chris Williams

This actor and comedian was also introduced with many others in Season 2, but gone after a couple of seasons; it didn't help that he wasn't used very frequently as a commentator either.
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  • One Steve Limit: With Chris Fairbanks and Chris Strait.
  • Recurring Character: He pretty much was only on the show for one season, and even then, his commentary and jokes were few and far between.

Rob Delaney

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Scott Nevins

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Matt Passet

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Dan Cummins

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     Seasons 16- 17 

Amanda Landry

Introduced as part of the Season 16 Retool, Amanda Landry is a relatively unknown comedic actress whose sole purpose for being on this show appears to be because of her sex appeal.
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  • Dumb Blonde: See Suspiciously Similar Substitute below.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite seeming like nothing more than a blonde bombshell, she apparently is a college graduate and even holds a Masters in business.
  • Ms. Fanservice: During her first appearance on the show, she appeared in two commercials— one was for the "World's Dumbest" smartphone app (replacing Mike Trainor in the beginning). The other commercial urged fans to follow the show on Twitter and tweet comments, on the grounds that, if they do, "[She] might just tweet you back. *wink*" She also has a tendency to wear nothing less revealing than a tank top, and teased taking her shirt off during one clip.
  • One Steve Limit: Played straight. Ali Landry also appeared on the show in early seasons, but they've never appeared in the same season, let alone on the same episode.
  • Sex Sells: And this seems to be the sole reason she's even on this show to begin with.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She seems to have replaced Tonya as the show's resident Dumb Blonde, except she also brings sex appeal.

Mike O'Gorman

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Gilbert Gottfried

Probably known more for his voice, actor/comedian Gilbert Gottfried became a part of the regular World’s Dumbest… cast as part of the Season 16 Retool; though given he has his share of scandal under his belt, he probably would have fit in just as well if he were introduced much earlier.
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Sean Donnelly

Another comedian added to the roster with the Season 16 Retool.
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