Trivia: The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest

  • Cowboy Bebop at His Computer:
    • A certain "Dumbest Partiers" episode featured a video clip from a video game convention and people dressed up as video game characters such as Mario, Luigi, Link, etc. The narrator and commentators, however, kept referring to the footage as being of a "comic book convention", with people dressed up as "comic book characters".
    • One episode of "Pranksters" features Kevin McCaffery as Superman (suit open, costume showing underneath), waiting as two young men attempt to set up a prank at a pay phone. This is despite the fact that Clark Kent was known to make the transformation into Superman in a phone booth.
    • In an "Outlaws" episode, a man lurks the corridors of a hotel wearing a Jason Voorhees mask, and although the cast identify him as such, annoucer Chip identifies the perp as Freddy Kruger.
  • Edited for Syndication:
    • Some episodes experience minor trims in jokes or dialogue to make room for even more commercials.
    • Pre-Season 11 episodes now have their individial clip title cards removed; each clip just starts right after one another, and new countdown graphics are plastered at the beginning of the clips.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: For those who have previously watched any of VH-1's celebrity commentary shows (ala the "I Love..." series) will recognize the likes of Judy Gold, Loni Love, Bryan Callen, Godfrey, Gilbert Gottfried, among others.
    • Bryan Callen would also be recognizable to fans of "MadTV".
    • Fans of the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless" would probably flip over getting to see John Enos on this show.
  • Money, Dear Boy: In the outtakes of the first World's Dumbest Partiers episode, Danny Bonaduce says "Why do I even come here? Oh, the money, that's right!" Danny even mentions in another episode that he's only paid $700 to appear on the show.
    Leif: I'm so broke, I can't even afford to pay attention.
    • On occasion, usually during the end titles, the cast will complain that they're not paid enough, or about the show's budget in general (including Brad and Judy complaining about a turkey sandwich prop not having any lettuce, tomato, mayo, etc; or a piece of the set coming within inches of Loni's head after she comments on the show's budget).
    • One of the clips shown in "World's Dumbest Performers" was an old clip of Leif appearing in a Japanese commercial for a potato snack. He defends himself with "it paid the bills."
    • One Outlaws clip involved a Girl Scout being robbed by a pair of teenaged girls while she was selling cookies; after the local news arrives to cover the story, the two teens actually return to the scene to brag about their crime on camera... so why did they do it?
    Teen 1: Like, after all, moneh is moneh!
    Teen 2: And who doesn't love moneh?
  • * Pop-Culture Isolation:
    • As noted elsewhere (see Cowboy Bebop at His Computer above and Nerds Are Virgins on the main page), the cast consists of mostly middle-aged comedians, and whenever the show features clips that take places at a fan convention, they often times don't seem to know, exactly, what the convention is for, and almost always refer to them as, "comic book conventions," even if they're anime/manga conventions or gaming conventions. They also seem to assume that only socially awkward outcasts who don't know how to interact with other people, especially when it comes to the opposite sex, attend the conventions (though Brendan Walsh once commented, "Oh look, there's the one girl at this convention all the nerds are gonna wanna try and bang!"). During a clip at a gaming convention, Jared Logan and Mike Trainor are added to the clip, dressed as Mario and Pac-Man, and in another, Kevin McCaffrey likens one kid's behavior to that of Q-Bert. Chuck Nice, however, seems to be pretty familiar with Comic Con.
    • One clip features a public access televangelist, whom must live under a rock (as John puts it): he gets two separate emails in one telecast, the first comes from someone who basically quotes the theme song from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
    Off-screen PA: That's from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
    Televangelist: Okay... Fresh? Okay, I think we have some Mongolians in the system.
    Chris F.: Mongolians? The old rulers of China?
    • The next email he reads is from someone who claims that a man named Ben Kenobi taught him all about the force that spirituality has; the televangelist then goes on to explain that the man's claims are not Biblical, and that he needs to re-read his Bible regarding spirituality. Kevin even remarks, "Whoever's writing these emails needs to write for us!"
  • Real-Life Relative:
    • Castmember Mike O'Gorman is Jessie Cantrell's husband.
    • Stephen Baldwin appeared on the show once, when Daniel instructed viewers to turn their phones around with recording video to get all of the action... as a result, we pan out and see that Stephen had been sitting next to Daniel the entire show.
    • Danny Bonaduce's wife at the time, Amy, makes a very brief cameo while on the subject of older men and younger lovers (Danny was approximately 24 years her senior during the episodes).
  • Recycled Script: Not so much script, but the show has been recycling clips more than usual in Season 15.
  • Screwed by the Network: Somewhat. With as many episodes and volumes this series has, truTV seems to only air a certain handful over and over again for a few months, before switching them out for another handful for a few months, and so on and so forth.
  • What Could Have Been: Todd Bridges had been trying to get Gary Coleman to appear on the show as a guest commentator since the show began in 2008. Coleman refused (and it's never happening now).