Trivia: The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest
- The Cast Showoff:
- If you see a clip of somebody doing something dumb to try and impress his buddies (or any random clip from a "Record Breakers" episode), expect Danny to try and pull it off himself... and usually not doing too well at it.
- Frank will occasionally pick a pretty mean guitar, and once provided the song for an animated music video of drunk hillbillies riding their horses into a grocery store Starbucks kiosk.
- 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.
- Hey, It's That Guy!:
- For those who have previously watched any of VH-1's celebrity commentary shows (à la 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:
Leif: I'm so broke, I can't even afford to pay attention.
- 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.
Teen 1: Like, after all, moneh is moneh!Teen 2: And who doesn't love moneh?
- 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?
- Name's the Same: An "Inventions" episode that features a reimagined version of a jock cup called the Nutty Buddy.
Roger: I thought the Nutty Buddy was an ice cream cone with nuts. Isn't it?
- 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).