Dark Helmet: How many assholes have we got on this ship, anyhow?
(The entire bridge crew, except for one person, stands up and raises a hand.)
Entire Bridge Crew: Yo!
Dark Helmet: I knew it. I'm surrounded by assholes! (Closes helmet) Keep firing, assholes!
"MORONS! I have MORONS on my payroll!"
— Cobra Commander, G.I. Joe
"I'm surrounded by defective circuitry..."
— Dr Ivo Robotnik, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
"Why are evil geniuses always surrounded by fools?"
— Digimon Emperor, Digimon Adventure 02
"I'm surrounded by idiots."
— Scar, The Lion King
"Why don't I get any competent henchmen? I offer excellent health benefits, educational opportunities, even a direct share in the enterprise. I even have a catchphrase! How does he manage it with just inspirational speeches? Emotional logic is barely any logic at all..."
"Why must I constantly be surrounded by frickin' idiots?"
— Doctor Evil, Austin Powers
"Like I said, I'll be famous one day, but for now, I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons."
— Greg Heffley, Diary of a Wimpy Kid
"YOU'RE A STUPID INCOMPETENT! I WANT THAT DOCTOR!"
— Tobias Vaughn, The Invasion
"Must I be the meat in an imbecile sandwich?"
— Bud Bundy, Married... with Children note
"I am surrounded by traitors, and FOOLS!!"
— Zoran Lazarevic, Uncharted 2
"If a group of henchmen fail miserably at a task, I will not berate them for incompetence then send the same group out to try the task again."
— #88, Evil Overlord List
"Morons! I'm surrounded by morons!"
— Carface, All Dogs Go to Heaven
Zeetha: She sounds like an idiot.
Gil: Well, yes, but never a malicious one.
Zeetha: Is that important?
Gil: Heavens, yes! If I let everyone I thought was an idiot die, there wouldn't be many people left.
Sador: What's WRONG is that I have an army full of GENETIC MISTAKES! Why can't my minions be sophisticated or intelligent, like... well, like ME?
Yago: You can't expect all of us to measure up to you, Sir.
Sador: Oh, don't flatter me!
"You are all INCOMPETENTS!"
— Osric, Dragonheart: A New Beginning
"I know it's obvious I'm a genius, but is everyone else this stupid?"
Hedley: Now Repeat After Me: "I..."
Hedley: ...your name...
Thugs: Your name...
Hedley: (under his breath) Schmucks...
"I'm surrounded by morons!
— Moe Howard of The Three Stooges in many, many shorts.
Edd: ...I'm surrounded by idiots.
Eddy: Who's complainin'?
"I'm up to my tits in morons."
— Cpt. Morgan, None Piece
"It's a trap! A trap, you idiots! Don't fall for it!"
*Vegeta having a nose bleed*
Nappa: You ok, Vegeta?
Vegeta: Yes just... just an aneurysm out of sheer stupidity.
Nappa: Wow. I didn't think you were that stupid, Vegeta.
"FOOLS! I'm surrounded by FOOLS!"
— Badrang from the third season of the animated series of Redwall
That's good. That's like a forty-degree day. Ain't nobody got nothing to say about a forty-degree day. Fifty? Bring a smile to your face. Sixty? Shit, niggers is damn near barbecuing on that motherfucker. Go down to twenty, niggers get they bitch on, get they blood complainin', but forty? Nobody give a FUCK about forty! Nobody remember forty, and y'all niggers is giving me way too many forty-degree-days! What the FUCK?!
— Stringer Bell, The Wire
"Bah! How did Robotnik rule Mobius with you idiots working for him?"
— Commander Brutus to his incompetent team of Troopers in Sonic The Comic
Glory: I need a brain to eat.
Minion: Oh, take mine, oh groove-tastic one!
Glory: I said a brain, you worthless dirt!
You four take care of the Avatar. Do not underestimate her.
(one escape sequence later)
I thought I told you not to underestimate her?
—Amon, The Legend of Korra'
Boss: I'm surrounded by idiots!
Snarky Underling: Well, if a bunch of idiots have managed to surround you, what does that say about you?
—Dilbert, I think, but I'm not sure where I saw this.