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{{Cloudcuckoolander}}s in LiveActionTV.
* Tracy Jordan of ''Series/ThirtyRock'' has a rather tenuous hold on reality, perhaps best summed up here:
-->'''Tracy:''' I do not want to disappoint my Japanese public! Especially Franchise/{{Godzilla}}. Ha Ha Ha, I'm just kidding. I know he doesn't care what humans do.
** Jenna Maroney drifted into Cloudcuckooland by Season Two.
--->'''Jenna:''' Hey, I've gotta miss an hour of rehearsal today 'cause I just found out from my publicist that I've been booked on The View.
--->'''Pete:''' Oh, Jenna, that's great. For the first time in your life, you'll be in a room full of women and you'll be the least crazy one.
--->'''Jenna:''' Yeah, I know!
** Kenneth Parcell. We find out that he sees everybody as Muppets, and let's not even get into his (possible) MultipleChoicePast.
* French Stewart's Harry Solomon in ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''; actually, when he was repeating the voices in his head (from the Big Giant Head, q.v.) he sounded much more reasonable than he usually did, albeit officious and megacorporate.
** The entire Solomon family count to some degree, due to being StarfishAliens in human bodies with little understanding of human culture (or even human biological functions.)
* ''Series/EightOutOfTenCats'':
** Sean Lock comes across as one at times. He plays it up more on the sister {{crossover}} show ''Series/EightOutOfTenCats'' ''[[Series/{{Countdown}} Does Countdown]]''; for instance, he once tipped a tray of cat litter over himself, as a spoof of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
** Regular guest panellist Joe Wilkinson is a more straightforward example. In one episode he pulled out a Peppa Pig lunchbox, which contained a bag full of 17 scotch eggs. When asked why he had packed 17, Joe admitted it was the most he could fit into the bag without overloading it.
* [[MeaningfulName "Howling Mad"]] Murdock from ''Series/TheATeam''. Each new chapter comes with a new personality/distorted reality. Still he's a remarkable pilot and as skilled as the other members in most areas. It's also implied that some or most of his insanity is an act, as he considers the mental hospital his 'room and board' and would prefer to stay there.
* ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'' is a [[Main/{{Cloudcuckooland}} world of Cloudcuckoolanders]], and Bubble seems like an oddball to ''them''.
* Every character in the main cast of ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' exemplifies this trope. They are consistently portrayed as out of step with the day to day norms of society, yet they believe [[OnlySaneMan they are the normal ones]] and everyone else is odd. Due to the macabre nature of their [[AxCrazy idiosyncrasies]], most of the other cast members on the show (particularly the Normanmeyers from the second animated incarnation) consider the Addams to be {{Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant}}s, but because the audience is in on the joke and invited to see things from the Addams' point of view, the horrified reaction of the other characters becomes a bigger joke than how out of step the Addams themselves are.
* Gaius Baltar from ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''. If you pretend you're one of the thousands of people with the sole exception of Caprica Six who can't see the Six that he's always conversing with, he comes off as more than a little bit not all there.
** The Hybrids. They're constantly spouting what seems to be gibberish, but can often be interpreted as speaking prophecies. It's mentioned that one theory is that because they live their lives as the minds of starships traversing the galaxy, they simply have a clearer view of the universe. Another theory is that they have seen the face of God, and it has driven them mad.
* Raj from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' can be like this sometimes. Sheldon, on the other hand, can be considered this a lot of the time, just with a GeniusBonus. Leonard's and Howard's utterances in the episode "The Adhesive Duck Deficiency" are just as Cloudcuckoolandish and they were all making them past each other simultaneously. Well, they were all high on 'special recipe' chocolate chip cookies when this conversation took place:
-->'''Raj''': If I could speak the language of rabbits, they would be amazed and I would be their king.\\
'''Leonard''': I hate my name. It has "nerd" in it. Leo-nerd.\\
'''Howard''': I lost my virginity to my cousin Jeannie.\\
'''Raj''': I would be kind to my rabbit subjects... at first.\\
'''Leonard''': You know what's a good name? Angelo. It has "angel" and "jello" in it.\\
'''Howard''': It was my uncle's funeral. Our eyes met across the table over the pickled herring. We couldn't help ourselves!\\
'''Raj''': One day, I hold a great ball for the President of France, but the rabbits don't come. I'm embarrassed so I eat all the lettuce in the world... and make the rabbits watch.\\
'''Leonard''': People would call me Angie. Yo, Angie! How you doin'?\\
'''Howard''': To this day, I can't look at pickled herring without being a little aroused and ashamed.
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' has a fair few of these [[AxCrazy (Queenie]] and Nursie in ''Blackadder II'', [[UpperClassTwit George]] in ''Blackadder The Third'', [[TheNeidermeyer General Melchett]] in ''Blackadder Goes Forth'', etc.). [[OnlySaneMan Blackadder]] himself [[ObfuscatingInsanity pretends to be one]] in the last episode of ''Blackadder Goes Forth''.
** [[BumblingSidekick Baldrick]]'s cunning plans can verge into this territory.
* Richie and Eddie from ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' start off in this situation and descend occasionally into [[TheDitz ditz]] territory. When they think they've killed a gas meter reader, Richie suggests they eat the corpse in order to dispose of it; when they go camping, Eddie lights the Sterno without inserting the valve and almost sets himself on fire; and then there's the following exchange over a crossword puzzle:
-->'''Richie:''' Hey, I'll tell you what... Why don't we think of another word that ''means'' "ironmonger" but only has six letters?\\
'''Eddie:''' Heh! Well, that'd be ''cheating'', wouldn't it?\\
'''Richie:''' Who's to know?\\
'''Eddie:''' Hah! You're right, me old pal! We get through a few scrapes, don't we?\\
'''Richie:''' Yeah, so, where are we?\\
'''Eddie:''' Er, right. "Ironmonger", six letters.... Oh, got it! "Harold."\\
'''Richie:''' Harold?\\
'''Eddie:''' Yeah, well, he's an ironmonger, isn't he? Harold the Ironmonger, remember? We ate his dog!\\
'''Richie:''' Oh ''right!'' Yeah, we bloody won ''that'' bet, didn't we?\\
'''Eddie:''' ... Uh, no, we didn't. That's ''why'' we had to eat his dog.
* Topanga from ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' started off this way, but eventually the role was taken over by Eric, who made anything Topanga did look sane and rational by comparison. Will Friedle is a natural comedian and very good at improv. A good deal of his lines in the later seasons were the result of ThrowItIn, particularly his singing of "Ooh, Child" to Trina [=McGee=] and this:
--> '''Eric:''' I'm gonna miss you... You were always my favorite.
--> '''Angela:''' Really?
--> '''Eric:''' ...I dunno. (walks away)
* ''Series/BreakingBad'' has one in the form of [[AmoralAttorney Saul Goodman]], who once convinced a woman that he was Creator/KevinCostner, and it worked because '''he believed it''' (as ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' reveals, it was to have a one-night stand with her).
** ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' sees the Kettleman couple, who Saul / Jimmy [=McGill=] sees as firm denizens of cloud cuckooland.
* ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':
** Illyria, beneath the [[AGodAmI arrogance]] and depression. Mostly due to being a bored EldritchAbomination.
--> '''Wesley:''' She's either counting oxygen molecules or analyzing the Petri dish she just put into her mouth. Or sleeping. I can never quite tell.
** Fred also resided in {{Cloudcuckooland}} for a while; the small room she occupied in The Hyperion, for example, was [[RoomFullOfCrazy covered with random thoughts she had in magic marker]]. She was only this way because of her mental trauma from being a slave in the demon dimension, Pylea. She recovered gradually, and became a useful asset to Angel Investigations.
** Then there's Drusilla:
-->'''Drusilla:''' I'm naming all the stars...
-->'''Spike:''' You can't see the stars, luv, that's the ceiling. Also it's day.
-->'''Drusilla:''' ''I'' can see them, but I've given them all the same name, and there's ''terrible'' confusion.
** Also subverted with Drusilla. She's incredibly dangerous, but at least some of her persona is ObfuscatingInsanity.
** Andrew is also one to an extent.
** The Buffybot is obsessed with Spike, chipper about slaying and much friendlier than the real Buffy, if socially awkward.
%%* The eponymous lead of ''Series/CheckItOutWithDrSteveBrule''.
* Cliff Clavin of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' occasionally drifts into this territory. Coach and his penpal (they traded pens) Woody also qualify
-->'''Frasier:''' Hello in there, Cliff. Tell me, what color is the sky in your world?
-->'''Norm:''' Okay, Cliff. At what point in your life did you come to the fork in the road, where sanity was to the left and you took a hard right?
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' brings us a couple:
** Jeff. You could practically write an ''entire page'' just with examples of the bizarre things he says or does over the course of the series. He does get better once Awesome makes him stop sleeping in his van, though.
** Chuck himself is this as far as the spy world is concerned. It's not just his inexperience, either. Even after Intersect 2.0 allows him to become a full-fledged spy Chuck has his share of these moments. Not many spies consider internet porn or a box of ''fruit juice'' to be acceptable tools for disarming nuclear bombs.
** Alexei Volkoff may have actually squeezed more crazy into one season than Jeff managed over ''the entire series'' as a LargeHam arms dealer who seems to spend half his time living in an entirely different reality. His personal, heavily-armed yacht has a fully-stocked ''ice cream parlor.'' He calls it his "Floating Fortress of Fun."
%%** Morgan can slip into this in the spy world, as well.
%%* Troy and Abed from ''Series/{{Community}}''.
%%** And Pierce. You can't forget Pierce.
* Hank from ''Series/CornerGas''. He often daydreams about various oddities, sometimes confusing other characters. In one episode, he not only wonders who would win if robots fought werewolves, but also mentions how impressed Vikings would be if they could travel through time and see all the glow in the dark stuff we have. He spouts sexy, poetic language while on fishing trips, causing other characters to be attracted to him [[spoiler: regardless of their sexual orientation]]. One episode of the series takes place almost exclusively in Hank's mind because someone told him to think before he spoke.
%%* Newton "Newt" Livingston III from ''Series/CoryInTheHouse''.
* Jane from ''Series/{{Coupling}}'':
-->'''Jane:''' I once went on holiday and pretended to be twins. It was amazing fun. I invented this mad, glamorous sister and went around really annoying everybody. And d'you know, I could get away with anything when I was my crazy twin Jane.\\
'''Sally:''' But you're Jane.\\
'''Jane:''' Kinda stuck. It's a long story.
* Mason from ''Series/DeadLikeMe''. At various points has believed that college is a plot by bacteria, there's a giant dust cloud in China stripping the flesh off cows, money from parking meters goes through underground tunnels, and if you drilled a hole in your head it would ''increase'' the amount of blood in your brain and get you really high. (He died of that last one, and after forty years he still seems to be unaware that was a really stupid thing to do.) He also once tried to lick a lit match. Most of it is because he's almost always on something, and when he's really, really high, he gets even weirder:
--> "I've got a leak in my bottom!"
%%* Larry Finkelstein from ''Series/DharmaAndGreg''.
%%** For that matter, Dharma. The apple didn't fall far from the tree.
* Most of the supporting characters from ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow'' are daft, but attached to the real world. The Prize Idiot is from somewhere else entirely, where swimming trunks and flippers and a little plastic hat are the perfect attire for hanging out on a Saturday morning. Obsessed with cheese sandwiches.
* The Doctor of ''Series/DoctorWho'' is an example of a Cloud Cuckoo Lander that managed to be [[BunnyEarsLawyer pretty damn good at what they do]], but nevertheless retained their disdain for mundane things like reason and reality, even in their more serious [[TheNthDoctor regenerations]] (One, Seven and Twelve in particular), with regenerations like Four and Eleven constantly breaking the Cloud Cuckoo Lander scale. A lot of it is ObfuscatingStupidity to fool their enemies, but most is because they just operate on a different level than everyone else. This could be justified by being a Time Lord, a civilisation that had been making the fabric of time and space their bitch for millions of years before the Doctor was born, except numerous episodes demonstrate that even other Time Lords find them weird.
** The AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio drama ''Caerdroia'' has the Eighth Doctor develop a literal split personality, and his Cloud Cuckoolander side (substantial enough to begin with) gets its own body. The most normal personality says he "doesn't even seem to be living in the real world", and therefore attempts to deny usually being the same person as he is.
** And in the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures books, it seems that the Doctor's brain has been so thoroughly rattled by the fact he [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed destroyed Gallifrey]] (for the first time) that he can't "distinguish between the fact and fiction of a moving image." This gave him the idea, for a time, that {{Superman}}'s [[ClarkKenting idea of]] [[PaperThinDisguise a disguise]] and [[UnderwearOfPower how to wear underpants]] was a ''good'' idea. So, yes, he wore his underpants outside of his trousers, apparently somewhat more than once.
** The Doctor's various companions are well aware of their... eccentricities, and have to repeatedly justify not only why others should listen to the Doctor, but also convince ''themselves'' why, exactly, they put so much faith into this crazy person.
--->'''Bishop''': Doctor Song, do you trust this man?\\
'''River Song''': I absolutely trust him.\\
'''Bishop''': He's not some kind of madman, is he?\\
'''River Song''': [[NonAnswer I absolutely trust him.]]
** The episode "The Doctor's Wife" puts the mind of the TARDIS in a human body, demonstrating that she's '''[[UpToEleven even more]]''' of a Cloud Cuckoo Lander than the Doctor, with a heavy dose of TheCloudcuckoolanderWasRight. Having your mind spread across all of time and space will do that to you.
--->'''The TARDIS:''' I'm the... Oh, what do you call me?! Um... We travel. I go ''(perfectly imitates TARDIS-engine)''.\\
'''The Eleventh Doctor:''' ...the TARDIS.\\
'''The TARDIS:''' TimeAndRelativeDimensionsInSpace. Yes, that's it! Names ''are'' funny! It's me. I'm the TARDIS.\\
'''The Eleventh Doctor:''' No, you're not! You're a bitey mad lady!
** The First Doctor's companion [[MeaningfulName Dodo]] is an incredibly strange human being - certainly not stupid, because [[TheCloudCuckooLanderWasRight she frequently makes quick connections about things the Doctor and Steven have missed]], but the ways she expresses her ideas are invariably bizarre. She's also an extremely eccentric dresser (upon discovering the TARDIS wardrobe she immediately [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel dresses up as a knight]]), and doesn't seem to find the fact that the TARDIS is a BiggerOnTheInside time machine which can never take her back to where she came from remotely weird or upsetting at all.
** The one-shot companion Layla from the Tenth Doctor audio story "Dead Air" doesn't bat an eyelash over the fact that the Doctor is an alien or the idea that her boat has been invaded by a being made of sound that eats noises, instead being mostly concerned with finding out if they have kettles and trouser presses in space.
* Another example of Creator/JossWhedon taking a sane, functional member of society and [[BreakTheCutie making them crack]]: ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' has [[spoiler: Topher]] in the Epitaphs. He sometimes can't even follow his own thought processes. This exchange between Adelle and Zone sums it up ([[CloudcuckoolandersMinder she was spoon-feeding him]] when Zone made the comment):
-->'''Zone:''' Yeah? [[spoiler:Topher]] also thinks he's a little teapot short and stout.\\
'''Adelle:''' [[spoiler:Topher Brinks]] is a genius! And you will keep a civil tongue in this house or we'll put your tongue in a stew.
* Lewis of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' fits squarely under this trope.
-->'''Lewis:''' Well, I just want to say one thing. "Earl" minus L is ear. How much more clear could it be?\\
'''Drew:''' Lewis, "clear" minus "cl" is ear.\\
'''Lewis:''' No, now you're reaching.
** Oswald shares Lewis' disease.
--->'''Oswald:''' ''(about Kate)'' I did carry her 8th grade picture around with me in my wallet. I told everybody she was my girlfriend. It was kinda sweet back then, but now I get the weirdest looks.
* ''DucksBreathMysteryTheatre'' character and former MTV promo spokesman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB_N7iWorvY Randee of the Redwoods]].
%%* Uncle Si from ''Series/DuckDynasty''.
* Most of the characters on ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'', perhaps with the exception of J. Arthur Crank. Fargo North, Decoder counts as both a Cloudcuckoolander and a GeniusDitz.
* JB from ''Series/TheElephantPrincess'' told Alex that Marcus would like jewelry for a present, after being told off by Amanda for suggesting that Marcus should buy Alex a videogame.
* In the ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' episode "Peter On The Couch", Robert lampshaded the fact that Peter was very much this trope. He tells Amy that Peter "is a little *starts shaking his head and making funny noises*." Amy then admits that she and her family have always been aware of this, replying "I know. We ALL know!" She then notes that "You know, your family is a little *makes the same motion and sound* too."
* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', John Crichton was originally this to all the aliens in the far sector of the galaxy where he was stranded, because he was constantly riffing off references to popular Earth culture that an 18-35 y/o American male from the late nineties/early 2000's would have been familiar with. Due to various psychological traumas experienced over the course of the series, including having a virtual doppleganger of the BigBad in his head slowly driving him insane, over the course of 4 years Crichton becomes a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} to ''everyone.''
** Stark is another good example. Driven to the brink of insanity by a lifetime of slavery, torture, and having to absorb the souls of the dead, Stark tends to drift between mad obsessive gibbering and long, disjointed anecdotes... and that's when he's at his calmest.
* ''Series/FatherTed'':
** Dougal [=McGuire=] has to keep a list of things that don't exist, including "non-Catholic gods", "the Phantom of the Opera", and "Darth Vader." In the very first episode, he had a diagram explaining the difference between dreams and reality, and still got confused.
** Mrs. Doyle is one as well, as is Father Jack Hackett, being both a senile old man ''and'' an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]]. "The Plague" gives us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNzECWrEnok this gem]] while in "Hell" we have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh9mp_syc8c this]].
%%** Even Ted himself [[NotSoAboveItAll displays some Cloudcuckoolander-ish traits also]].
* Major Gowen in ''Series/FawltyTowers'' typically understood about one-third of any conversation that didn't involve the game of cricket. His cognitive skills usually failed at a critical juncture of one of [[FawltyTowersPlot Basil's schemes]]. He once went to a remembrance service, but didn't remember it.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
** River Tam. While she ''is'' actually insane, she does have lucid periods during which she is ''still'' endearingly unpredictable. Notable examples include her deciding to imitate Badger's accent while deconstructing his gangster facade and her attempt to "fix" Shepherd Book's Bible. It's difficult to tell how many of these moments are due to {{Cloudcuckoolander}}-ness and how many are actually because she's kind of a genius. Then there's the time she asked Shepherd Book to marry her to her brother and then stuffed a pillow under her shirt to claim she was pregnant.
** River's character was parodied in ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'': Supposedly, [[http://xkcd.com/579/ Summer Glau is like that]] in RealLife:
---> '''Racer:''' Creator/SummerGlau! Wow, you were the best part of ''[[Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles Chronicles]]''.\\
'''Summer Glau:''' I eat my body weight in food every 31 days. That's slightly faster than the human average.\\
'''Nathan Fillon:''' ... Yeah, there's a reason she only plays strange roles.\\
'''Summer Glau:''' I'm part of the floor now.
** There's Jubal Early, who goes off on random tangents for little or no reason, though it is implied that he does it to keep his "audience" off-balance. It might also come from him being a psychopath. At the very least, he has this exchange:
---> '''Simon:''' So you're a bounty hunter. \\
'''Early:''' No, that ain't it at all. \\
'''Simon:''' Then what are you? \\
'''Early:''' I'm a bounty hunter.
*** While not excluding the possibility of insanity, he may ''also'' be hard of hearing, given his confusion when Simon asks "Are you Alliance?" and he heard it as "Are you a lion?".
* Daphne Moon from ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. An example:
-->"If [[TeamPet Eddie]] were one of the Beatles, I think he'd be George. I don't know why."
%%* Lt. Randy Disher from ''Series/{{Monk}}''.
%%* Z.Z. Ziff from ''Series/SaluteYourShorts'', a GranolaGirl.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** Phoebe Buffay is probably the most well-known example for a mass-media audience. For instance, she doesn't believe in evolution or gravity, and was convinced that her deceased mother's spirit returned in a cat.
** Rachel's sister Amy. She's not able to remember her niece's name (she keeps calling her Ella instead of Emma) and thinks "Phoebe" is just a weird noise, not able to realize Phoebe is telling her her name. She keeps confusing Ross with a guy who sells fast-food. She also starts a business as fashion advisor and designer for babies and is surprised that parents don't like hearing that their babies are ugly.
** Jack Gellar can be something of one as well.
* Walter Bishop from ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' is still a brilliant scientist, but spending more than a decade in a mental institution has given him a few quirks like obsessing over certain foods and constantly forgetting the existence or just the name of one particular member of the team. During the 1970s and '80s, he regularly tested the psychological and neurological effects of LSD on himself as well as doing it recreationally might have contributed. Also [[spoiler:having a chunk of his brain removed by William Bell at his own request]] probably contributed too.
* Joey from ''Series/FullHouse''. He's a grown man who watches cartoons. That by itself wouldn't mean much. The fact that he constantly talks to people using cartoon voices for no apparent reason does.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Daario is more than a little unhinged, with his mannerisms and his truly bizarre and sensuous but non-evil worldview showing hints of this, particularly as portrayed by Ed Skrein. Michiel Huisman's portrayal is more grounded, but still not totally rational (for example, his sweet-but-silly endurance contest with Grey Worm for Daenerys' favor).
** How high lords like Tywin Lannister see King Baelor Targaryen. Tywin mentions that he appointed a six year old boy as High Septon and starved himself to death.
* Mrs. Howell from ''Series/GilligansIsland'' is often off on another planet, concerned about social niceties and proper attire in the weirdest circumstances.
-->'''Mrs. Howell:''' Whatever does one wear to deliver a ransom?
* ''Series/{{Glee}}''
** Brittany started out as a nameless background dancer, but has evolved into this. While many of the characters (Emma, Finn, Quinn) can be a bit spacey, it's hard to imagine Brittany as a functioning person in real life.
--> I'm pretty sure my cat's been reading my diary.
--> Did you know dolphins are just gay sharks?
--> I've been here since first period. I took all of my antibiotics at once and now I can't remember how to leave.
** Sam Evans is also an example of this, though to a lesser extent as opposed to Brittany. Quite often he is right about what he is saying, as he is actually very attuned into 'people' and somewhat wise, but usually expresses his thoughts using some sideways story or crazy impression to get there so often times people do not realize until later what he meant.
* Mr. K from ''Series/GoOn''. Occasionally hilariously creepy to boot.
--> "I like your teeth. Can I have one?"
* Rose Nylund of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' and her frequent tales of the complete insanity of her hometown of St. Olaf, Minnesota. And [[TheCloudcuckoolanderWasRight it was all true]].
%%* Lilly Truscott in ''Series/HannahMontana'' gravitates between [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bmjwWr7y70 this]] and {{Adorkable}}.
* Hiro Nakamura from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has this, always in reference to {{geek}} lore that occasionally confuses people around him if they don't know what he's referencing. However, in the 4th season when [[spoiler: his mind was screwed with]], he ends up speaking in NOTHING but geek references to talk about something else entirely, and seemed to think that he was Literature/DonQuixote. His friend actually took him to a ''comic book shop'' so he could translate what Hiro was talking about. Eventually he figured it out.
* Ed Norton from ''Series/TheHoneymooners'', many times, although there have been other times where [[TheCloudCuckooLanderWasRight he's right about things]].
* Faith Fairfield on ''Series/HopeAndFaith'' occasionally lapses into this trope (when Hope went off to college and joined a sorority, Faith thought she had joined a Greek cult for four years) though she's usually TheDitz(and she's also a DumbBlonde to boot).
* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis''
** Willow, definitely. She just lives in her own little world and seems to have a sixth sense, to the point where some fans just believe she could be a fairy or something. She was obsessed with Anubis House itself and was desperate to get in, {{Squee}} is basically her {{Catchphrase}}, and she tried to adopt two hedgehogs, naming them after Victor and Trudy. She even seemed to keep her silly personality when she was turned into a Sinner.
** Alfie to a lesser extent. He isn't an idiot, but he did genuinely believe that aliens and zombies were real and has done things like create a "wild goose chase"- with an actual goose.
* Barney from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' at times seems to be a more grounded version of one of these. He's perfectly capable of functioning in the world, but occasionally displays a brand of logic that wouldn't make sense to anyone else but him. For example, when he, Robin and Lily are trying to sneak into a high school prom, one of his plans involves asking Robin how capable she is with a crossbow. There's also this exchange in 'The Possimpible' when Barney is trying to make Robin a video resume:
-->'''Robin''': ''(dressed in a karate outfit)'' Barney, I can't break fifteen bricks with my forehead!\\
'''Barney''': Robin, it's not the 1950's anymore. Yes, you can.
%%* While everyone in ''Series/ICarly'' is crazy, Spencer Shay is in a league all of his own.
* You could usually pass Moss in ''Series/TheITCrowd'' off as just very eccentric, but he can't quite seem to grasp that not everyone is a computer expert/fanatic, and don't force him to make up a lie unless you want a ''very'' big one...
* Charlie Kelly from ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''. His favorite food is milksteak. With jellybeans. Although he more commonly eats cat food, and would very much like to eat whatever it is hornets make. And he thinks the sound of cats walking around is too loud and needs to be quieted with mittens.
%%** Frank Reynolds as well, to an extent. He and Charlie do some of the weird stuff together.
* Kevin Lucas from ''Series/{{Jonas}}''.
-->"What's your favorite animal?"\\
"Probably a panda, because they're cute and cuddly but at the same time they can be fierce, like GET OFF MY BAMBOO!!!"
* Klus The Gnome from {{Creator/Studio100}}'s ''Series/KabouterPlop'' series. He's the most energetic of the gnomes, plays pranks, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DJ_Rte3lKM and dreams of flying with birds]].
* Kel from ''Series/KenanAndKel'' is the bumbling contrast to the more serious Kenan. One episode started with Kel reading the synopsis to an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' instead of their show.
* While Robert Goren from ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' mostly uses this trope as a form of ObfuscatingStupidity to mess with suspects, he displays plenty of these moments without any justification to qualify, especially considering his mother has been confined in an asylum for the past 20 years. (He visits her every week; nobody is sure if, any given week, he will come back.)
** Zach Nichols has his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} moments - more than Goren, even - with Nichols [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] this in an episode when talking to his partner, explaining that being the child of psychiatrists can drive one crazy at times (especially since psychiatrists who burn out are said to potentially go just as insane as some of the individuals they deal with on a regular basis).
%%* Danny Lubbe in ''LessThanKind''.
* Parker from ''Series/{{Leverage}}''. Described by one of her teammates as "twenty pounds of crazy in a five pound bag." She has very little social skills and often makes inappropriate yet accurate comments. However, she is very skilled in other areas such as improvisation when it comes to thieving. WordOfGod says that Parker has [[UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome Asperger's Syndrome]]. It's a pretty accurate depiction.
* Spending years in prison for a crime he didn't commit seems to have made [[DefectiveDetective Detective Crews]] from ''Series/{{Life}}'' slightly unhinged. He says things that make his partner ask if it's a "Zen thing", has an odd fruit fixation, and has a decidedly offbeat manner in dealing with the public.
* Synclaire from ''Series/LivingSingle''. Her bohemian weirdness was one of the things that attracted Overton (not exactly a conventional thinker himself) to her in the first place.
* ''Series/MadAboutYou'' has Ursula, the waitress at their usual restaurant, who is played by the same actress who plays Phoebe from ''Series/{{Friends}}''. (The characters are twin sisters.) The food must be ''really'' good. Also Ursula showed up on ''Friends'' a couple of times, and Phoebe was the ''smart'' one.
* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' has Reese.
-->"Yeah I like clouds. I call them Sky Kittens."
** Dewey is the archetypal {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, and attracts others of his kind without trying. (Wide-eyed, silent Egg: cute enough--in his extremely dorky way--to avoid CreepyChild status.) It's revealed in one episode that whatever Mom is really saying in earshot of him, he just hears "Dewey Dewey Dewey...".
** Hal. ItRunsInTheFamily. For example, when he and Craig Feldspar are obsessed with an arcade dance competition, Lois reminds him that can pursue this as far as he wants as long as he follows the rules he has agreed on with her in the past, such as that he has to continue to remain employed and she gets to freeze their joint checking account for the duration of his obsession.
%%* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': On a good day, Kelly Bundy.
* Klinger of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' often acts like a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} trying to get a section 8.
** This is cited by most characters as evidence that he is the sanest person in the unit, as he's the only one who is actually using any means to get the fuck out of there before he's killed or driven insane, instead of playing along and waiting to be discharged.
* Trying to fix his own leg with duct tape and believing that stop signs are only suggestions? Sounds like Spyder from ''Series/MechX4'', alright.
* The title character of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' probably comes across this way to the other characters at times (the scene where he tells Gwen he's checking her house for giant rats, stealing Arthur's food 'to keep him in shape', accusing apparently innocent people of being trolls and demons), but his actions all make perfect sense to the audience.
** The fact that he often turns out to be ''right'' probably keeps him from being written off as a total lunatic, though his bizarre behavior does seem to keep people from treating his claims seriously, at least initially.
* ''Series/TheMiddle'' (the SpiritualSuccessor of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''): Brick, who even looks like Dewey, loves books to the point where he treats librarians as some sort of celebrity, has an unusual knowledge of fonts, and tends to repeat things after saying them. These are some of the more normal things he does. ''normal''...
* Wendy's neighbor Noser from ''Series/TheMiddleman'' seems to do little else but sit in the hallway with a guitar and quote lyrics and pop culture references to Wendy.
-->'''Noser: '''Hey, Wendy Watson.
-->'''Wendy: '''Hey, Noser.
-->'''Noser: '''Who's the man?
-->'''Wendy: '''That would be Shaft, Noser.
-->'''Noser: '''What kind of man?
-->'''Wendy: '''A complicated man.
-->'''Noser: '''So who understands him?
-->'''Wendy: '''Only his woman, Noser.
-->'''Noser: '''Right on.
* While there are few characters in ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' who ''don't'' meet the full Cuckoolander criteria, The Moon probably tops them all - and he's so popular with fans that he has his own [[http://www.imthemoon.tv/index.html Web site]]. And yes (for those unfamiliar with the series), the ''Moon'', as in the actual celestial object, is a recurring character within the show. He typically appears a couple of times per episode, grinning down benignly from the heavens and treating us to some staggeringly random asides and anecdotes in a curious Eastern European accent. His comments never bear much, if any, relation to the plot (then again, the Boosh is a [[BizarroEpisode Big Lipped Alligator Show]] if ever there was one) although the other characters ''do'' seem able to interact with him on occasion. Tony Harrison once stopped and asked him for directions, only to be greeted by a completely uninvited rant about telescopes. Tony was forced to deem him an "alabaster retard" and move on.
-->'''The Moon:''' "You know people say if you look at the moon for too long you can go mad. I think that's quite true, coz you know Patrick Moore? Well he's been looking at me for years and years, and yesterday I saw him do a shit on a salad."
** Vince Noir also fits this trope, like this for example:
---> '''Vince:''' Howard. Howard. Howard. Howard. Howard. Howard. Howard? Howard!
---> '''Howard:''' This better be good
---> '''Vince:''' You know the black bits in bananas? Are they tarantulas' eggs?
** Or this:
---> '''I'm a gifted child. I'm like Mowgli, in flares.'''
* From British sitcom ''Series/{{Miranda}}'', while best friend Stevie is more of a BunnyEarsLawyer, Miranda ''definitely'' counts. She spend more time messing around in the joke shop than actually working ("How about a game of Biscuit Blizzard?"), has an alarming tendency to burst into song randomly and [[NoFourthWall has no concept of the fourth wall]]. It's [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in the Season 3 opener, when Stevie actually quits the shop because she's fed up of Miranda never taking anything seriously. When Miranda later gets a normal office job, her Cloudcuckoolander nature just doesn't fit and she quits fairly sharpish, the pair soon reuniting when they realize just how boring life is without a Cloudcuckoolander to share it with.
** Her mother also has traces of [[CatchPhrase what I call]] "Cloudcuckoolander tendencies."
* ''Series/MockTheWeek'' regular guest panellist Creator/MiltonJones. Amongst other things, in one episode, he [[SerialEscalation pulls a carrot randomly out of his pocket]], leading Andy Parsons to comment, "It's hard to tell ''which'' week Milton is mocking sometimes, isn't it?"
%%* Phil and Luke Dunphy from ''Series/ModernFamily''. Judging from what we've seen of Phil's father, it seems to be passed down with the Y chromosome in the Dunphy family.
%%** Fred Willard has been the walking embodiment for this trope for his entire career, right back to Fernwood/America 2Night.
* A very large percentage of the characters from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' would fit this trope. In this case, 100%.
* ''Series/MorkAndMindy'':
** Mork. Granted, he's an alien, but the reason he was sent to Earth in the first place was because he was considered weird even by Orkan standards. (And, judging by the other Orkans we meet in the series, especially Orson, they're right.)
** Exidor. The man with a different religion every time you see him.
* ''Series/MrBean'' is the golden standard by which all other [=cloudcuckoolanders=] are judged. Perfectly underlined by the Mr. Bean opening sequence where he seems to fall down from the clouds (or space?) into the spotlight provided by a streetlamp.
* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': Potato Bug talks to shoes (but never boots), believes goblins deliver the newspaper every day, and thinks you can get milk from a cabbage if you can get it to say "moo."
* Derby from ''Series/MrYoung''. In "Mr. Time", his hand gets tired from holding up a piece of paper on a window. Adam tells him to just use tape, so he tapes his hand to the paper. In "Mr. Heart", he gets involved in a FantasticVoyagePlot, and is afraid to swim through the blood stream. Not because it's blood, but because he's afraid there might be sharks in it.
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' has Gonzo the Great. Well, what did you expect from a guy named Gonzo? When you're the weird one on ''that'' cast, that's saying something.
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'':
** Constable George Crabtree is the resident AgentMulder who always suspects that ghosts, werewolves, vampires, Martians or Venusians killed the victim of their crimes. Sometimes he starts talking reasonably enough with common sense and intuitive brilliance, but it ends up as downright crazy. He admires Murdoch's inventions or experiments, and suggests some interesting uses for it. One time he wants to employ microwave energy in the kitchen. When he's told that such a device would have to be ''huge'', he dreams that one day, perhaps every hotel and every restaurant might have a potato-cooking ''room''.
** Constable Henry Higgins is more grounded than his friend and colleague George, but he sometimes eagerly follows and extends his wild theories.
* Nick from ''Series/MyFamily'' isn't ''quite'' right in the head.
-->'''Nick''': I don't want you to loan me 200 pounds.\\
'''Ben''': Good.\\
'''Nick''': Don't you not wanna know what I don't want it for?\\
'''Ben''': Yes, I do not.\\
'''Nick''': I'm not gonna start the world's first drive-through Santa's Grotto.\\
'''Ben''': Good, because that's a really bad idea.\\
'''Nick''': I'm glad you like it.\\
'''Ben''': Why are you telling me about this if you're not going to do this?\\
'''Nick''': ReversePsychology.\\
'''Ben''': It's not working.\\
'''Nick''': Ooh goody, can I have the cheque now?
** From the same show: Roger names his dental tools after ''LordOfTheRings'' characters, and Abi is... Abi, and that's really all there is to it.
* Tyler from ''Series/MyHero'', one of the few characters who know about George Sunday's alter ego, Thermoman. This isn't the crazy part; the crazy part...what ''is'' the crazy part? The tea parties with [[LordOfTheRings Frodo Baggins]] seems the most likely candidate.
%%* Randy from ''Series/MyNameIsEarl''.
* In ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' pretty much everyone on the show is this, but the best examples would be Joel, Crow and TV's Frank.
* Adam Savage of ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' is ''made'' of this, used as a deliberate contrast to Jaime, who is TheComicallySerious. Tory is the Build Team's Adam, though Grant is close competition.
* Abby Sciuto from ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. The resident LabRat and PerkyGoth, she often befuddles and confounds her coworkers with [[NonSequitur Non Sequiturs]], tales of various [[NoodleIncident Noodle Incidents]] and tangential directions she takes from normal conversation topics.
** [=McGee=] and Ducky also tend to get lost in endless tangents when asked for input. According to Gibbs, they will go on forever if you let them.
* Station owner Jimmy James from ''Series/NewsRadio'' often showed signs of being a Cloudcuckoolander. However, this may or may not have [[ObfuscatingStupidity been cover]] for the fact that he was actually a GeniusDitz, a TricksterMentor, and/or a MagnificentBastard.
%%** Matthew, on the other hand, is a card carrying 'cuckoolander and noted "spaz."
%%* Bull Shannon from ''Series/NightCourt''.
* The completely nutty Daisy from ''Series/NotGoingOut''. She can also be seen advertising furniture just before each seg of ''Series/CoronationStreet'' with an almost as ditzy blonde friend.
* Zoey Barkow from ''Series/NurseJackie''.
-->"When I was younger, I actually thought I was an angel because I had a round face. And I thought about becoming a nun -- Sound Of Music -- but I really like boys, so I didn't. Not all boys, there's one boy. More man. Man-boy. He's totally... *unclassifiable wibbling noise*"
* ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'':
** Dwight Schrute is someone who, while his behavior is mostly predictable, seems to have motivations and an internal monologue that indicate that he is one of these.
** Creed is a kleptomaniac, doesn't understand the concept of a blog and was judged by Ryan to be too dangerous to own one, is unaware of how uncomfortable he can make people, rarely ever does work, but still has a job, and managed to trick Michael into convincing him to keep it. He also doesn't know most of his coworkers' names, or even what type of company he works for.
** Erin who grew up in various orphanages and hospitals before getting her receptionist job. For example, she throws away disposable cameras after using up the film roll lamenting that she will never get to see the pictures she took.
%%** Michael.
%%** Kevin.
* Margaret in ''Series/OneFootInTheGrave'' sometimes lapses into this despite usually being the StraightMan (er, woman). Every now and then she will make some wild claim that makes very little sense, sometimes seeming a bit out of character. For example, when talking about friends who have died to her husband Victor, she mentions someone who apparently died of a terminal disease:
-->'''Victor:''' What, measles?\\
'''Margaret''': Well she died, didn't she?\\
'''Victor''': ... She fell off a cliff!\\
'''Margaret''': Only because she went to the seaside to convalesce!
* Mrs. Davis on ''Series/OurMissBrooks''. She sometimes forgets what she's saying the middle of a sentence.
* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' gives us Chris Traeger, and [[ManChild Andy]] [[TheDitz Dwyer]] ([[TookALevelInKindness after Season 3]]). Sometimes [[TheDandy Tom Haverford]]. He even uses red carpet as his insoles.
** Plus, more or less, every minor Pawneean character. Possibly everyone in Pawnee, making it {{Cloudcuckooland}}.
* ''Series/PicketFences'' had a rather dark RealityEnsues take on this. The character involved, who would often spout amusing nonsequiturs in the middle of dramatic murder investigations and was one of the funnier guys on the show, turned out to have Alzheimer's, which led to a tragic downward spiral.
%%* Rex Dynamo from ''Series/{{Pixelface}}''.
* Marlin from the short-lived 1987 television series ''Series/ThePopcornKid''. An oddball projectionist at a local movie theatre in Kansas City that has seen better days, he constantly lives in a cloudland in and out of his projection booth, quoting and even acting out scenes from classic movies. Occasionally drops some good advice amidst his strange ramblings.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** Bridge of ''[[Series/PowerRangersSPD SPD]]'' is definitely one of these. [[spoiler: Being a human tricorder and having [[PowerIncontinence no way to really turn it off]] will do that to you]]. One episode revolves around his weirdness actually being an asset. In ''Operation Overdrive''[='s=] ReunionShow some seasons later, the only one who really got him was ''Overdrive'''s resident [=Cloudcuckoolander=] Dax. The others look on in astonishment. Curiously, [[StealthPun Bridge is a case of a "Space Cadet" being a literal Space Cadet]].
** Chip of ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' is milder than the other two, but his personal {{Cloudcuckooland}} is filled with superheroes and fantasy stories, so [[AscendedFanboy it works]] [[GenreSavvy in his favor]]. He still has his moments:
--->'''Chip:''' ''(regarding being a superhero)'' I mean, no one's more excited than me to finally get to wear a cape.\\
'''Xander:''' "Finally"? If I remember correctly, you used to come to school with a pillowcase pinned to your back.\\
'''Chip:''' Yeah. But that was a long time ago.\\
'''Xander:''' That was last week, mate.
** Trip of ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' and Ziggy, Gem, and Gemna from ''RPM''. Ziggy's the OnlySaneMan among the Ranger Series Operators, even calling out the others for passing judgment on Rangers Gold and Silver's zords. ("Look in the mirror, people: We're in no position to be sitting in judgment of anything weird!") Gem and Gemma are adult children who, like Dr. K, have been raised in a government think tank codenamed "Alphabet Soup." And, since very little backstory is given for the duo, no one really knows just ''how'' they got their personality quirks.
** Dustin from ''Ninja Storm'' and RJ from ''Jungle Fury''. Dustin's a maybe, while RJ might just be one of the best examples we've got.
* Since the ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' live-action adaptation turns Minako (the anime and manga's {{Cloudcuckoolander}}) into TheStoic, Usagi becomes a bit more of a [=cloudcuckoolander=]. But the prize really goes to Usagi's [[ItRunsInTheFamily mother]] Ikuko, who seems to live in her own crazy, [[GenkiGirl genki]] world, complete with wildly different hair styles and colors practically every time she's onscreen, and a fantasy life that, among other things, reimagines her audition as a fitness reporter into a World War 2 battlefield.
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Hanna to the letter. While she annoys the tar out of her fellows (especially Spencer) simply with her clumsy phrasing of things, she is much sharper than she appears. And almost the entire town knows it.
* ''Series/{{Psych}}''
** Shawn Spencer uses this for ObfuscatingStupidity, as it throws off those around him, allowing him to bring his [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower extraordinary observational skills]] to bear. That and he doesn't ''want'' to act like an adult.
** And then there's Woody TheCoroner, who's just plain ''weird''.
* Parker of ''Series/RadioFreeRoscoe'' goes off on bizarre tangents, frequently pulls nonsense quotes from her grandmother out of the air, and generally speaking, is really, ''really'' weird.
%%* Barbra Jean from ''Series/{{Reba}}'' is the queen of this trope, plus she's also the DumbBlonde AND TheDitz, Van has his share of "[=cloudcuckoolander=]" moments as well.
* Rocco of ''Series/RebeldeWay''. Wearing an alt-punk-like fashion as part of the school uniform, making odd remarks to his colleagues, often filming others in their private moments...Yeah.
* Cat of ''Series/RedDwarf''. He seems to have entirely different morality than humans.
-->'''Cat:''' I hate to get all technical on you, but: all hands on deck! [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Swirly thing]] alert!
* Ranger Gord of ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'', who has been assigned to a fire tower for 13 years and never left. It's certainly taken a toll on his sanity.
* Mr. Eldridge from ''Remember WENN''. He also has a tendency to take things literally. But on occasion, he can be very wise, as when he helps Gloria Redmond get over her husband's death.
* Trudy from ''Series/{{Reno 911}}'' tells a story of how she mistook a goat for a Turk (or maybe vice versa), and seems to think that she's in a relationship with the openly gay Lt. Dangle.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''
** Jack Handey, who you can see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSrXpFb7jFo here]], who gave us such "Deep Thoughts" as:
--->"If you saw two guys named Hambone and Flippy, which one would you think liked dolphins the most? I'd say Flippy, wouldn't you? You'd be wrong, though. It's Hambone."
** Tracy Morgan's character Brian Fellow, who interviewed various animal trainers and made inane comments about the animals. Usually at the end, he would have a daydream about the first animal in the sketch that sometimes was completely random (for example, a bunny cutting its hair). And then he reacts to the delusion -- in a way that his real second guest can hear!
** Creator/WillFerrell's take on legendary Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray certainly counts. As the host of an astronomy show, he asks his guests if they would eat the moon if it were made of spare ribs (he would) and proclaims the sun to be his favorite planet, which is why he stares at it. During Ferrell's run on ''[=SNL=]'', Caray passed away, but that didn't stop the skits -- after a guest asks him about his death, his only response is, "What's your point?" (The real Harry Caray probably fit this trope as well.)
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
** J.D., when faced with problems outside medicine, keeps coming up with solutions involving monkeys, gnomes, or his head being independent of his body. Sometimes his statements sound more bizarre to the other characters than they are, because they didn't hear the InnerMonologue leading up to it, but more often, knowing what he was thinking just makes it weirder.
-->'''Todd's Inner Monologue:''' Oh, great. There he goes off into his fantasy world. Now I'm stuck waiting until he snaps out of it with some weird comment.
-->'''JD:''' We'd have to find a lot of gnomes...
-->'''Todd:''' [[SarcasmMode That's helpful]].
** There's Molly Clock, a season four guest character for a few episodes. She's a renowned psychologist... [[BunnyEarsLawyer who also happens to be a space case]].
--->'''Molly:''' So, where were we?\\
'''J.D.:''' Uhh, we weren't talking.\\
'''Molly:''' Was it cause of something you did? Cause I'm totally over it, I don't even remember what it was.\\
'''J.D.:''' No, I mean like, we've never talked. Ever.\\
'''Molly:''' Well how do I know your name then?\\
'''J.D.:''' You don't.\\
'''Molly:''' (''playfully'') You're freakin' me out, Jimmy!
** Nearly everyone on the show is kind of weird, but the Janitor is borderline insane and he often comes up with crazy stories (mostly lies). Among other things, he has his own squirrel army. He also doesn't believe in the moon, he thinks it's just the back of the sun.
* A majority of characters on its Canadian counterpart, ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', qualify for this trope, particularly Bob and Doug [=McKenzie=]. The brothers would talk about random things (usually involving beer) and bicker with each other over something else.
** Mayor Tommy Shanks is corrupt because of this trope. There were also a few occasions where he feeds his stuffed animals dog treats.
*** Dimwitted newsman Earl Camembert, among other things, tried to eat his dinner at the news desk once, and in an attempt to seem youthful and in-touch with what the youth wanted in a journalist, roller skated onto the news set to disco music and promptly fell flat on his face. (Extra hilarious because the sketch in question aired in late 1980- in less than a year disco and roller skating to it would be [[DeaderThanDisco completely out of fashion]].)
* Cosmo Kramer on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' is this trope ''incarnate'', with tendencies to randomly [[DynamicEntry burst into his neighbor Jerry's apartment with whatever he threw on]], aimlessly rifling through Jerry's personal belongings, rambling through some hair-brained scheme that he concocted on the spot, and sometimes leaving with a giant electrical appliance or piece of food in his mouth. Although, his problem isn't that he doesn't understand what's going on around him, or what is or isn't considered acceptable by society, but rather that he doesn't care, and thus behaves as if he were oblivious.
* Lisa from ''Series/SisterSister''. To wit, her idea of "10 Items or Less" has her count every dairy product she buys as a single item, her car has bungee cords for seat-belts, and she keeps Tootsie Rolls in a pillow in case that she or Tia are in a bad mood.
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'':
** Cassie. "Oh, it's cool. I wear a white dress and now I can eat yogurt, cup of soup, and hazelnuts now. I'm not sick if they let me play with the cats. Yeah, it's like... hazy days, y'know?" In the series 2 episode "Jal", she uses this sort of thing as a way of trying to help Jal make a decision regarding [[spoiler:whether or not to tell Chris about her pregnancy or to abort it]]. So, she may be using it as a ruse sometimes as well.
* Jessica Tate from ''Series/{{Soap}}''. Prone to uncontrollable fits of laughter at the slightest things. Also [[TooDumbToLive a bit dim]].
* Zora from ''Series/SonnyWithAChance''. In the pilot episode, she actually thought ''Sonny's'' presence meant she wasn't the weird one anymore. It didn't work out that way.
* The Mayor in ''Series/SpinCity'' comes through in the occasional crisis and was much more normal in Season 1, but he's clearly not very bright or rational much of the time.
* Pavel Chekov from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. His {{Cloudcuckoolander}} aspect was a deliberate parody of Soviet revisionist history.
* Codie on ''Series/StepByStep'' is highly eccentric and lives in a van. By many accounts he's dumb, but he also happened to outscore Dana on the UsefulNotes/SATs and often becomes the voice of reason in family crises.
%%* Detective Sgt. Luke Harris from ''Series/{{Stingers}}'' slips into this. Not that surprising given he's on the bipolar express.
* Two seconds of conversation with Woody of ''Series/SunTrap'' and you'll be phoning the psychiatric ward. He sees his job as a private investigator as an excuse to jump into the [[LargeHam hammiest]] [[MasterOfDisguise disguises]] he can come up with and has little if any idea how badly he irritates those around him. Below is one example of his natural dialogue:
-->'''Woody''': Trust me, if there's one thing I'm good at, it's finding parrots; that's if there's one thing I'm good at; and trust me, if there is, it's finding parrots.
* ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'' had Amp: "Am I a space cadet, or what?" [[spoiler:Turns out he wasn't kidding about that, though]].
* Castiel of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' may count, as he has a terrible time understanding human culture, including (among other things) taking the voice on his cell phone [[SeriousBusiness way too seriously]]:
-->'''Castiel''': This isn't funny, Dean! [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments The voice says I'm almost out of minutes!]]
** He is cemented in this role in season seven, as he [[spoiler:absorbs Sam's [[ImHavingSoulPains soul pains]] from his time spent in the Cage in Hell, which ultimately drives him insane. He spends several episodes concerned with bees and monkeys and is only peripherally able to deal with serious issues (like Leviathan) that the Winchesters care about]].
--->'''Castiel''': Well, I'm still, uh, honing my communication strategy. I haven't even been back to Heaven. I-I keep thinking there are no insects up there, but here we have... trillions. You know, they're making honey and silk and... miracles, really.
--->[[spoiler:'''Crowley''':]] What are you talking about?
--->'''Castiel''': Um, preferring insects to angels, I guess. Here. I can offer a token, if you like. It's honey. I-I collected it myself.
* Reverend Jim Ignatowski of ''Series/{{Taxi}}''.
-->'''Alex:''' Jim, when I said you were a flake, I meant you'd done some weird things.
-->'''Jim:''' Name one.
-->'''Alex:''' You lived in a condemned building for five years.
-->'''Jim:''' You're confusing flakiness with ''style!''
-->'''Alex:''' [[ContinuityNod You kept a horse named Gary in your bedroom]].
-->'''Jim:''' Not everyone has a guest room, Alex.
* Stiles Stilinski from ''Series/TeenWolf'' is a TeenGenius who suffers from ADHD, constantly goes off onto MotorMouth tangents, and spends most of his time as the [[MuggleBestFriend only human]] in a group of werewolves. That last issue has only exacerbated his already bizarre habits.
-->'''Coach Finstock:''' For his final question for his mid-term exam, he detailed the entire history of the male circumcision.
-->'''Sheriff Stilinski:''' Well...I mean...it does have...historical significance, right? I mean...
-->'''Coach Finstock:''' I teach ''economics''.
-->'''Sheriff Stilinski:''' [[OhCrap Ahh...crap]].
* [[RobotGirl Cameron]] from ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' has an odd tendency to go off on random spiels and discussions without any warning, including one instance where she starts measuring the exact center of the house to determine when it will need to be repainted in a couple of decades, or when she randomly goes off quoting Bible passages. In her case, its actually quite justified, as her processor is damaged and thus renders her ''slightly'' unpredictable.
%%* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'''s Chelsea fits this trope...well.
* Dave from ''Series/{{Titus}}''. Once got so high he remembered being born.
* The cornerstone of the humour on ''Series/TopGear'' (and continuing on ''Series/TheGrandTour'') was Clarkson, Hammond, and May cheerfully trading off in this role to try and explain subjective or boring things creatively to their baffled co-presenters. The series 7 discussion of which animals are front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive is a classic example.
** James May usually comes across as fairly sensible, but during the news segments he tends to go off on random tangents or draw strange conclusions that leave his co-presenters wildly confused or [[{{Squick}} squicked]].
*** Such as his [[InsaneTrollLogic odd reasoning]] that because people slow down to avoid hitting deer in the countryside, but for [[HumansAreBastards some reason]], tend to speed up in cities and end up causing road accidents;
--> '''May''': Put the deer in the city!
** Nearly ''everything'' Jeremy Clarkson says and does.
* Bubbles from ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'', who lives in a shed with his many cats. Bubbles may actually seem retarded because of his awkward gait and absentmindedness, but he actually seems to be one of the smartest people on the show.
* ''Series/TwinPeaks''. AgentCooper. And about half the cast, really, but Cooper is king of the hill. His mentor at [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} the FBI]], Gordon Cole (played by director Creator/DavidLynch, something of a [=cloudcuckoolander=] in real life too), was clearly an influence.
-->'''Agent Cooper''': "Harry, I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange."
** His was-to-be-girlfriend Audrey is this, too. She is an unusual example, being sultry, attractive and quirky at the same time.
%%* Sarah/Clemence the maid from ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs''. Hoo boy.
%%* Alice from ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley''. Come to think of it, the majority of the show's cast.
* Cat Valentine on ''Series/{{Victorious}}'', and the SpinOff of that and ''Series/{{iCarly}}'', ''Series/SamAndCat''.
** [[NoodleIncident If all her stories about her brother are true,]] then [[TheUnseen her brother]] is this UpToEleven.
* Lowell on ''Series/{{Wings}}'' sometimes takes extra-long strides to avoid "Cosmic Potholes," for fear he'll be lost in time.
%%* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''.
%%** Max Russo is the ''most'' obvious example of this. But the main cast show this to varying degrees. To put them in an order of best to worst example: Max > Harper > Jerry > Alex > Justin > Theresa.
%%** Zeke is practically Major of {{Cloudcuckooland}}.
* In ''Series/TheWorstYearOfMyLifeAgain'', Maddy is definitely one.
* Many characters on ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' have a touch of this, but the top candidates for Cloudcuckoolander on the show would be some of the Balowskis, particularly Reggie ("Hello, Mr. Pussycat! What you doing in a bucket?") and Brian ("...a helicopter, £100,000, a complete set of steak knives, some of those little black rubber things...").
** Apply the above to the fact that the world of ''The Young Ones'' is a downright CloudCuckooland itself. That's pretty scary!
* {{Hackette}} and former [[ProfessionalKiller contract killer]] [[Creator/AmyAcker Samantha Groves]] of ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. She answers solely to 'Root' (the Unix equivalent of Windows 'Admin'), once dressed up as a teddy bear, and remarked that she wished she was a sociopath, because the lack of empathy and guilt would make her life so much easier. When she was confined to the [[TheWarRoom subway]] because her cover had been blown, she wore bunny slippers and decorated her sleeping area with purple shag and a lava lamp. She also considers [[BenevolentAI the Machine]] [[MachineWorship to be God,]] which is honestly the least disturbing part of all this.