Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head

"You can't kick me because your brain is stupid!"
Death, Adventure Time, "Death in Bloom"

There are Ad Hominem insults. There are Lame Comebacks. And then there are these — insults so trite and meaningless that one may as well have called the other person a "Big Stupid Doodoo Head". Young children will resort to using these because they either don't know any better, or have run out of things to say. When an adult uses these, however, it's a good sign that they either don't have any real substance to back up their argument or they are quite childish themselves.

Other variants include "butthead", "snotbrain", "turdwipe", and - if the insulter is really desperate - borderline politically incorrect slurs ("lame", "gay", "retarded", "faggot"...).

Sometimes Played for Laughs when it induces Felony Misdemeanor. Often involves Buffy Speak. The Bratty Half-Pint and the Manchild are fond of this.

See also No, You, really the only appropriate comeback to such an insult. Also see Badbutt and Gosh Dang It to Heck!, with which this can overlap. Flowery Insults are on the opposite end of the spectrum.

Uses in Fiction:

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     Anime And Manga 
  • In the first episode of K: Return of Kings, when the Kings are about to fight:
    Reisi Munakata: Third King Mikoto Suoh. Your actions are wild and chaotic as usual.
    Mikoto Suoh: Fourth King Reisi Munakata. Your face is awful and annoying as usual.
  • In Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Nia once describes someone as a "pissing-off person". Then again, most of Nia's dialogue is exceedingly polite, so it fits. That, combined with her shaky and limited grasp of idioms, and that said insult was a response to the person facing her down, Adiane, telling her "You really know how to piss people off!"
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX has Mad Dog, a Mike Tyson expy who spouts childish taunts and insults in a high pitched voice (English Dub only)
  • In Fairy Tail, Natsu and Gray often resort to these. And get duly lampshaded by Lucy.
    Lucy: Lame insults, guys...

     Comic Books 
  • Lenore the Cute Little Dead Girl gave us this, uh, pretty fucking colorful example...
    Lenore: You stoopid, stoopid li'l man! Li'l puffy rat-midget cotton-tushed cootie infested freak of nature-poo poo headed monstrosity of the 7th layer of heck-pee pee breathed-dookie eating-pig lov'n-crab like-bow legged-creepy ass-bulbous headed-smaller than a bread box-hollow brained-gopher lick'n-intestine shaped-bacon wrapped-no soap using-squid slurping-botchilism growing-crotch scratching-one balled-accidentally birthed-filth spreading-juice producing-greasy palmed-fart leaking-ball of crap shaped like a li'l man!
  • Runaways: Molly, the youngest member of the group, talks like this when she's first captured by Geoffrey Wilder (from the past). After he tells her to drop the act, she coldly tells him " Your son took after you, you know. He was a total freakin' failure". And after he shoots one of the others, Molly has some considerably harsher sentiments.
  • In Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift, the evil alien Leaflans have trouble coming up with effective insults for Princess Bubblegum. This is explained when it turns out that their leader is an obnoxious teenage boy.

     Fan Works 
  • My Immortal has Professor McGonagall yelling, "STOP IT NOW YOU HORNY SIMPLETONS!" after Ebony and Vampire "jump on each other and start screwing each other." while a class is in session.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series:
    • The Pharaoh's best retort to Yugi's insults is something along the lines of "Yeah, well, you're really small. Look at you down there! You're like Smally McSmall. *beat* That's your name."
    • Later Joey starts mocking Odion because he's bald. Over and over and over again.
  • A fanfic exists in which the protagonist calls his opponent's defence "utter cow-skite" in the middle of a deadly serious argument, and two sentences later casually drops the word "fuck". This would be hilarious even if the character in question wasn't Martin the Warrior.
  • In Blessed Blood Lockhart and Moaning Myrtle get into an argument which descends to this level.
    Lockhart: YOU'RE... YOU'RE... A DUMB GIRL!

     Film - Animation 
  • In Lilo & Stitch, Nani is almost hit by a car as she rushes back home and shouts at the driver, "Watch where you're going, stupidhead!" It comes back to bite her when said "stupidhead" turns out to be the social worker assigned to her. This is later used by Stitch against Gantu—as a sign of Character Development, no less, since such an insult is Lighter and Softer compared to his untranslated alien insults from the start of the movie that the Councilwoman finds so repulsive.

     Film - Live Action 
  • In Wrongfully Accused, Ryan Harrison gets into a shouting match with a guard on a prison bus that ultimately ends with a series of these types of insults.
    Ryan: How dare you 'how dare me' when I how dare you, you big pee-pee head!
    Guard: You're the pee-pee head!
    Ryan: Mr. Booger Lips! Ca-ca mouth!
  • Same with Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun. Leslie Nielsen's dry, dramatic delivery made these sort of insults especially funny, it turns out.
    Drebin: Oh, it's alright, I'm sure that we can handle this maturely, just like the responsible adults that we are. Isn't that right, Mr. Poopy-Pants?
  • Annie in Misery (book as well as film) typically uses insults of this nature. It makes her that more menacing in the moments when she doesn't and actually swears instead.
  • In Kindergarten Cop, a kid named Zach is picked on by the other kids for being a quiet loner, calling him things like poo-poo head, poo-poo face and ca-ca poo-poo.
  • In Hook, Rufio falls prey to the "running out of things to say" variation when, after a long, volleying insult contest with Peter Pan, he loses his composure and resorts to "You man! You stupid, stupid MAN!" (Especially pathetic because his previous insults had also been borderline examples and only slightly creative, such as "scab-picked bandage" and "camel-cake.")
  • The aliens in Plan 9 from Outer Space try to reason with us Earth people by saying we have "Stupid minds! Stupid, stupid!" That'll teach us!
  • Stuart Smalley in Stuart Saves His Family makes soft insults at Roz. The worst, which he acts was a Cluster F-Bomb, was calling her a "vagina".
  • Happens at the Twisted Balloon in Shakes the Clown, when Shakes and Binky get into an argument and one of Binky's two Mooks (both of whom are very childish, almost coming across as a clown version of Beavis And Butthead) poorly backs up his boss with "Well, the only show you could ever star in...would be a show called the...Not-Funny...Diarrhea Club...Fart-Face! (Also counts as Gosh Dang It to Heck!, since this is a world where people say ass and fuck on a regular basis.)
  • A friendly version is heard in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990): while fixing a truck, Donatello and Casey Jones engage in a game involving the swapping of insults, going through the entire alphabet. (They end up on "Gak-Face" and "Hose-Brain.")

  • Survivor Dogs:
    • In the first book, Lucky tries to distract the Fierce Dogs from his friends by insulting them. His two attempts are "Hey, stupid!" and "Mad dogs, sad dogs, stupid crazy bad dogs!" This doesn't work, and they only go after him after he starts insulting their mothers.
    • The Endless Lake shows that this was a trick Lucky had used in the past. In a fight with the Fierce Dogs, Lucky gets up into their faces and flat-out asks, "Who do you think you're looking at, stinky?"

     Live Action TV 
  • In an episode of Happy Endings, Jane and Max are fighting over a sweater which both claim to be theirs. Max maintains they are not going to do one of their dumb competitions-before running away with the sweater. Jane chases and tackles him, shouting "Get back here, you gay!" Max's response is "'You gay'? That's the best you could come up with?"
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Unsurprisingly, Carlton is usually the one to spring one of these. In one episode, after watching Will impress a Princeton representative with his streetwise antics, Carlton attempts to do the same and the official believes him to be insane and rejects his Princeton application. In desperation, he makes a death threat and gets suspended for it, and lands himself in hot water at home. When Will works his usual charm to try to cheer him up, Carlton ain't having it:
    Carlton: Get away from me! This is all your fault! You big poopy! You get all the attention, all the girls, everything goes your way, why?!
  • Will & Grace: When Ellen finds out that Grace once slept with her fiance Rob, she decides she has to sleep with Will to balance it out, despite his protests. When he tells her to stop and look at what she's doing, she flings herself on his bed in despair and declares herself to be a "dumb, stupid idiothead."
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000:
    • Bobo tends to insult people this way. Take, for example, this moment from Show 813 - Jack Frost:
    Bobo (trying and failing to read a letter): It says you're a dodo-head.
    Observer: I'm the dodo-head? Why, of all the unmitigated gall! You're the dodo-head!
    • Another memorable riff from Rocket Attack USA:
      Crow: Go away, you poopie ca-ca headed Russians!
  • Peep Show: Mark, trying to get out of marrying Sophie, resolves to go over to someone and insult them, but can only think of saying "jizz-cock", which he laments is like calling someone a "piss-kidney" as a properly working cock would jizz. He nevertheless does it, and berates himself for not going with "arsehole" after the person he confronts calls him that.
  • Sheldon of 'The Big Bang Theory'' resorts to these kinds of insults when he doesn't have time to think of a good comeback, and will actually apologize for his "language" to whoever is there with him.
    "Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to do work which promises significant results. As opposed to what you do, which... does not. Yeah, you heard me!"
  • Colin Mochrie of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, when at his sweariest.
  • The IT Crowd:
    • After Jen screws up as a lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire??, Moss says to her "Who wants to be a person who is wrong!"
    • In another episode, Moss is trying to come up with something profane to say to curse out people he is mad at, and finally just says "Ploppers!" (meaning a turd that makes a plop sound).
  • In the Parks and Recreation episode "London", Leslie gets frustrated at the numerous efforts to recall her, and publicly refers to the people of Pawnee as "peepee heads".
  • On 30 Rock Jenna is angry at Liz because Jack wants her to hire an additional actor for the show. Liz tells Jenna that they can sit down and talk about the issue like adults. Enter Tracy.
    "Liz Lemon, you booger face! I'm gonna kill you with a bazooka! *throws book at Liz, hits Jenna by accident*."
  • One episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit had a grown woman with dissociative identity disorder calling her lawyer "dumbo" and "butthead".
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • After Buffy's one-night-stand with Parker ended badly, Willow called Parker a "poop-head".
    • After the Mayor delivers some pointed commentary on our Star-Crossed Lovers, Buffy and Angel gripe that he doesn't know what he's talking about, being a "big, stupid...evil guy."
    • In "Superstar" a spell creates an Alternate Universe where Buffy plays The Chick to a superhero. Her snarking skills have likewise been affected.
    Spike: Back off Betty.
    Buffy: It's Buffy, you big bleached...stupid guy.
  • How I Met Your Mother: In "The Mermaid Theory"
    Lily: Well, you're a big stupid octopus face!
  • On Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jeffords — who is on an ill-advised diet — lambasts Gina and Amy, who initially joined him only to give in to their cravings for food by yelling at them for being "Team Eating Food". In his defence, he's too hungry to come up with a better burn.
  • The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer: Vic, in a moment of complete exasperation, finally snaps and tells Bob, to his face, that he is a silly sausage. Bob bursts into tears.

  • "The Dumb Song" by Gawkman (better known as Psychostick guitarist Josh Key) and Murph (better known as Psychostick videographer Patrick Murphy) consists of virtually nothing but this trope.
  • As Cub tells us, "Satan sucks."

     Newspaper Comics 
  • An early Peanuts strip had Lucy Van Pelt launching a string of these kinds of insults at Charlie Brown - ending up with "Smartyboots", which he just finds confusing.
  • Calvin and Hobbes are fond of these, including "Strudel-Brain" and "Oatmeal-Face."
  • Zeke Brenner in Doonesbury has a step-daughter who called him "Uncle Stupidhead" when she was a child.

  • If you poke around some Christian bookstores and church thrift shops, you can find T-shirts that proudly declare your sincere, deeply-held conviction that "Satan is a poo-poo head!" Also available on bumper stickers!
  • In an interview for Playboy magazine, humor writer Dave Barry referred to George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle as: "President Snailsucker and Vice-President Dootbrain." (He explained that "dootbrain" is "sort of a mild, nursery-school way of saying shithead.")

     Video Games 
  • Bully: Algie, who isn't that great of a fighter, uses these when starting a fight. Only he would use terms such as "mayo face", "numb numb", "mustard stain", and "noonoo head".
  • Portal:
    • In a certain point in Portal 2, Wheatley is inspired to imitate GLaDOS' snarking at Chell earlier in the game about her weight and Parental Abandonment. The best he can come up with is "Fatty fatty no-parents."
    • GLaDOS is prone to juvenile insults herself, particularly in the first game.
  • A memorable exchange occurs on the Grand Theft Auto III in game radio station Chatterbox, when host Lazlow is called by a representative from a militant anti-phone organization called Citizens Raging Against Phones. When Lazlow begins to poke holes in the callers arguments (particularly, that she herself must be using a phone to call in to the station) both parties in the conversation rapidly devolves into playground insults, culminating in this:
    Caller: (A woman who sounds about mid-30's) Nany nany boo-boo, stick your head in doo-doo!
  • Games made by SNK in the '90s (such as The King of Fighters, Fatal Fury, and Art of Fighting) were full of this stuff due to their notorious translation. Victory quotes in particular contain some of the most ridiculous trash-talk you'll ever hear. One of Ryo's win quotes in KOF '98 might just take the cake.
    Ryo: Absolute karate. That's Kyokugen. And don't you forget it, dweebenheimer!
  • Street Fighter Alpha 2, from Guy of all people.
    M. Bison: My soldiers are skilled, but I am supreme.
    Guy: Yea, a supreme fat-head!
  • Capcom's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure game offers this translation (Polnareff to Devo):
    (Japanese) Kono doteizoku yarou ga! (~ You vulgar bastard!)
    (English) You are an incredible loser!
  • Most of the trash talk in Team Fortress 2 is of this calibre. With the Spy, it's doubly hilarious because he says fratboy-level insults as if he's James Bond.
    Spy: They should call you whiners Dr. Nooooooooo!
  • Monkey Island:
    • Insult Swordfighting duels always give you the option to wittingly insult your opponent with "you're ugly!" and "you're stupid!". These insults automatically fail, with the only rebuttal being "is that the best you can come up with?".
    • And then there's Guybrush's often used insult "You big old bed-wetting doody head."
  • Asura characters in Guild Wars 2 have been known to charge in to battle yelling "You're dumb! You'll die and you'll leave a dumb corpse!"
  • In Way of the Samurai 4, if you fight Kotobuki at the start of the game, and then confront him again in the evening after meeting with Akagi (who leads Kotobuki's enemies, the nationalist Disciples of Prajna faction), you can choose to call him and his lackeys "stupidheads".
    Kotobuki: "Stupidheads"? What are you, twelve?
  • Borderlands 2:
  • There's a memetic moment in Mass Effect where Shepard can refer to a hanar preacher as a "big stupid jellyfish".
  • Laura in Silent Hill 2 gets exasperated at James in one scene, and, after some stammering, angrily yells out "you fartface!"
  • In Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All, after Phoenix accuses a disabled person of murdering a victim, a person in the audience can be heard calling him a poopyhead.
  • Rayfa from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice is normally confident and poised, but she resorts to using childish insults against Phoenix whenever she gets flustered.
  • The tone of the insults between the Gullwings and the Leblanc Syndicate in Final Fantasy X-2 tends towards this, which is likely one of the reasons why the game often gets mocked.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Yiga Clan assassins disguised as Hylian travelers will occasionally gush about Master Kohga, their Fat Bastard leader. Link has the option to say he "has a big dumb belly", which naturally doesn't go over well.

     Web Comics 
  • The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!. When Rocko gets rejected for a teaching job at an etiquette school, Molly says, "Aw, they're just a gaggle of poop-headed elitists! You're neat!"
  • In Everyday Heroes, when Greta Goode actually loses a video game (*gasp!*), she unleashes her fury on the victor ... which, at age 7, amounts to "You big stinkybutt!"
  • Elan in The Order of the Stick is prone to using insults like these. He's slightly better since he received expert training in the Bardic art of You Fight Like a Cow (hey, even lame puns are an improvement), though his insults outside of combat are as lame as ever.
  • Penny Arcade: upon learning that laser eye surgery does not in fact give you a laser eye, Gabe decrees that a better name would be "dumb eye-fixer surgery for stupids."
  • Every Button Hurts the Other Guy: After Afro's tirade of insults, Russel responds by call him a loser.
  • Archipelago: Sadly, Claire the teleporting hacking half-dragon is only six years old. Thus, this is what has to do for a Pre-Ass-Kicking One-Liner against a complete sociopath:
    Claire: Stupid Dog-Eating Poo Pirate! Rotten Big Nosed Fly Butt Face! Evil Stinky Puke Sniffing Baby Puncher! You Big *Sniff* You Big Meany!
  • Ozy and Millie throws around such childish insults as "Boogerface", "Dorkbutt", and "Pootyhead".

     Web Original 

     Western Animation 
  • Family Guy:
    • A girl told Bill Cosby that the guy who molested her had "a big stupid doodoo head".
    • There's also the time Peter tried to talk to Chris's bully, Kyle. Kyle mocks him, and when he calls Peter a "poop nose", Peter beats the crap out of him.
  • In The Simpsons:
    • In the episode "Homer Goes to College", after an accident with a proton accelerator while at college, Homer was assigned some outside tutoring by the Dean. Homer decides to get revenge by prank calling the Dean:
      (telephone rings, Dean picks up)
      Dean: Hello?
      Homer: (in poorly-disguised voice) Hello, Dean? You're a stupid-head!
      Dean: (looks out window, sees Homer at phone booth) Homer, is that you?
      Homer: AAH! (flees)
    • From the episode "Blame it on Lisa":
      Dance Instructor: Now we are working on our most powerful dance: the Penetrada! It makes sex look like a church!
      Marge: I don't think my daughter should be hearing this.
      Dance Instructor: You cannot protect her forever! You stupid lady!
  • Codename: Kids Next Door, considering that they're all ten years old, has the word "dummyhead" used several times.
  • From Ed, Edd n Eddy, " Stinkyhat" and "Odiferous curdcoat!"
  • Spongebob Squarepants:
    • Patrick has called a gang of bikers "little baby doody heads."
    • One episode had Plankton calling his customers "doo-doo dunderheads".
  • Futurama:
    • Futurama is the former Trope Namer. Leela used it as a capstone to an angry rant.
    • The episode "Bots and the Bees" gives us this exchange between Bender and his son Ben:
      Ben: Bend it, daddy! Bend it like it called you poo-poo face!
      Bender: It called me what?!
    • "The Birdbot of Ice-catraz":
      Fry: Fine, I've got a toast. To Captain Bender, he's the best... at being a big jerk who's stupid and his big ugly face is as dumb as a butt!
  • In a The Real Ghostbusters Halloween Special, a monster named Boogaloo is terrorizing the city. Peter tries to get its attention. "Hey, Boogaloo! You're ugly and your mother dresses you funny!" For the record, Boogaloo is about a hundred feet tall, covered in multiple faces and tentacles, and not wearing any clothing at all. Nevertheless, it works.
    Boogaloo: That's cute. I hate cute.
  • The Powerpuff Girls :
    • Bubbles in the episode "Bubblevicious", as she takes Mojo's ray to level 11:
      Bubbles: (straining with all her reserve) I'm... not... gonna... cry... you... big... DOO-DOO BRAIN!!
    • Bubbles does it again in "Three Girls and a Monster", after she manages to politely convince a rampaging monster to leave Townsville. She turns to Blossom and Buttercup (who had been arguing the whole episode over whether brains or brawn was better) and shrieks "That's how you get rid of a monster, you big fat doo-doo-headed ninnies!"
  • In an episode of Recess, there's a scene where two first graders are arguing. One of them calls the other a loser, causing him to call the other a "Loser-more".
  • On Celebrity Deathmatch, in the fight between Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest, Seacrest can only come up with lame insults like "doodoo head" and "double doodoo head" in response to Cowell's epic burns.
  • Adventure Time:
    • Finn and Princess Bubblegum build a Rube Goldberg Device that serves two purposes: a) to wake up the Earl of Lemongrab via marble to the head, and b) to unfurl a small scroll that reads "You Really Smell Like Dog Buns".
    • This exchange at the end:
    Princess Bubblegum (now an adult again): Yo! Earl!
    Lemongrab: WHAT?!
    Princess Bubblegum: Hey, you're fired! You butt!
  • In Home Movies, a background character repeatedly tells Brendon "You suck!" and that he's going to lose an upcoming fight.
    Yelling guy: See you tomorrow — Loser's Day!
    Brendon: I'm going home.
    Yelling guy: Going home to do what? Lose? (Melissa laughs)
  • Mabel Pines of Gravity Falls tends to use insults like these, such as "butt-faces" or "poop heads".
  • In The Venture Bros., Molotov Cocktease, in a fantasy sequence of Hank's, calls Dr. Venture exactly this phrase, citing it as the reason he won't let Hank and Molotov be together.
  • In the "Omelette Du Fromage" episode of Dexter's Laboratory, Dee Dee greets Dexter at breakfast with a cheerful "Morning, poophead!"
  • On Earthworm Jim, Jim comes into possession of a book that Evil the Cat needs to destroy the universe. After multiple failed attempts to get the book, Evil disguises himself as a small child (and not a cat) who's bored and is looking for a book to read. Jim is moved to tears by his story.
    Jim: Poor suffering tyke. (Wails) Your piteous tale has touched my heart! My mind reels back to my own sad childhood! The horrible dank burrows! The constant hunger for decaying vegetation! And the crows! The terrible, dreaded crows!! (Sobbing)
    Evil: Just give me the book, you fathead.
  • Metalocalypse: During Doctor Rockzo's intervention, when asked to give his honest opinion, Nathan Explosion has this to say about him:
    Nathan: (reading from a letter) "Okay, um. Ahem. 'Doctor Rockso: I hate you, and I think you should die, you are an idiot and I hate your voice, there's no room on this paper to properly describe how much I hate you, go die.' There, is that good?"

Your brain is stupid!