John McClane: You think I'm fuckin' stupid, Hans?
(elevator arrives full of reinforcements)
Hans Gruber: You were saying?
— Die Hard
"Did you all take stupid pills this morning?"
— Mr. Potatohead, Toy Story
"It's like everyone put their retard hats on that morning by mistake."
— Yahtzee, Zero Punctuation
Film Brain: Finally, they get back to the idea of killing him, which of course they plan to do by having a plot to cut him up into tiny pieces, that they will post all over the country... or you know, they could just blow him up?
Linkara: Shh, the Octopus is holding his Idiot Ball.
— Film Brain questions the Octopus' plan in the The Spirit movie
Who would actually believe that mansions get given away in contests? Talk about stupid! What do they feed you Mario Bros. anyway? Gullible soup?
—King Boo, Luigi's Mansion
Mokuba: But it's obviously a trap! Why are you acting so gullible and out of character?
Téa: I can't believe we're expected to believe all this.
Yugi: And yet, apparently we do. God, we're stupid.
"Okay, I take it back. Reed Richards is not a genius. He is actually a complete moron."
"Oh my God. Has everyone taken stupid pills!?"
— George Sands, Being Human
84: So the emerald one tried to steal your powers and now you're working with them and a super villain's daughter?
Emerald Gauntlet: Well I— when you say it like...
"The engineers tried everything to make me... behave. To slow me down. Once, they even attached an Intelligence Dampening Sphere on me. It clung to my brain like a tumor, generating an endless stream of terrible ideas."
— GLaDOS, Portal 2
"Uncle! What are you doing Firebending your tea? You know, for a wise old man, that was a pretty stupid move."
— Prince Zuko, Avatar: The Last Airbender
"Those kids in horror movies are so easy to kill, you could strangle them with a cordless phone y'know what I'm sayin? I mean, you see how they just run right into danger, these idiots, they run right into death. They're look'n for death."
— Pablo Francisco, this video
Birdy: Since we're all taking about that one jump scare that annoyed us the most, it serves as a nice subway into something else. There were so many scenes when my new favorite psychological condition came into play. Particularly with the big jumpscare that we know what's coming and a certain character in question should move quickly in order to defend themselves.
Caveman: Like when the Thing loosens an arm and attaches itself to the guy's face in face-hugger style? And everyone just stares at him for, oh, I dunno, FIVE MINUTES!?!? He should have had four rounds put in his head and bend it on fire!
Jimmy Esco: So, what exactly is this condition?
Birdy: It's Horror Stupidity Syndrome. And it seems to have become a rather prominent element in modern horror films in particular.
Caveman: (wearing his ocular and speaking in a fake British accent) Ah, yes. This phenomenon is something that occured in the early ninties when we were going into modern trends. It's when a normally inteligent person... acts increadibly stupid.
(Plays the Pablo Francisco audio recording presented above)
Kora: So, what you're reffering to is when a character in a horror movie acts in an... uncharacteristically idiotic way for the sake of setting up a scare?
Caveman: (Speaking in his normal voice again) Exactly. There's a scene where Kate warns the others that they shouldn't be alone because one of them could be the Thing. And then she walks off alone with a guy. WHAT THE FUCK, MOVIE!?!? Not only were they just warned about that kind of behavior... BUT SHE WAS THE ONE THAT WARNED EVERYONE!!!
But ultimately, what really doomed Star Trek V was how it betrayed its beloved, long-established characters by having them do and say things that are unbelievably stupid.
And with that, viewers, welcome back to Let's Play Homeworld: Cataclysm. Last time, we managed to figure out what the Taidaan Imperialists were up to, which appeared to be, well... being dumbasses.