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jate88
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10:56:12 AM Jan 1st 2014
Do the cloudcuckoolander and The Philosopher commonly overlap?
toomanyaccounts
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09:33:08 PM Apr 22nd 2013
What happened to the image?!
Telcontar
moderator
11:28:42 PM Apr 22nd 2013
It was moved to Cloudcuckoolander.Anime.
1randomguy
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05:30:59 AM Nov 20th 2012
I vote for Walter Bishop as the most triumphant example.

I mean, seriously, the guy's catchphrase is : let's make some LSD!
naal2
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01:38:34 PM Mar 24th 2012
How do you pronounce Cloudcuckoolander?
PurpleDalek
07:04:44 AM Mar 27th 2012
Cloud-Coo-Coo-Lan-Der
AltoonaMan
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05:56:10 AM Jan 13th 2012
I know there have been a lot of trope name changes since naming after a specific character or place in a video game is a no no due to the esoteric nature of it all, but I think that if there's ever a plan for this one, Cloudcuckooland should stay, because even if someone didn't play Banjo-Tooie, the name itself gives enough of a picture of someone who's so insane their head is always in the clouds that it gives a perfect picture as is.
Peteman
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01:28:47 AM Aug 7th 2011
What the hell does Cloudcuckoolander mean? Where does it come from? And why is it so damn hard to spell?
SavvyAngel
03:39:09 PM Nov 24th 2011
I wonder those same questions all the time. I feel for you.
CarrieVS
03:52:47 PM Nov 11th 2012
edited by CarrieVS
It means 'person from/in/belongs in cloud-cuckoo land'. Cloud-cuckoo land 'refers to an unrealistically idealistic state where everything is perfect. ("You're living in Cloud Cuckoo Land, mate.") It hints that the person referred to is na´ve, unaware of reality or deranged in holding such an optimistic belief.' (from Wikipedia).

I'm not sure where it comes from, but where I come from it's a universally understood expression.

It's easy to spell if you break it down into its component words: cloud, as in fluffy thing in the sky; cuckoo, as in the bird; land, as in country; -er, as in 'person from/of _'.
vingelot
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04:48:20 AM Aug 3rd 2011
Is ist just me or are the examples within the main trope text rather silly? Like "A Cloudcuckoolander sees no problem with using a communal shower as their method of hygiene if they lack another method". So tell me, what would a "normal" person do when they lack any method of hygiene other than a communal shower? And, what do you think happens to the clothes of dead people? Why would one not wear them?
Grobi
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07:55:50 AM Jun 23rd 2011
You know, there's this one thing I really want to know now:

Is it Cloud Cuckoolander, Cloud Cuckoo Lander, or Cloudcuckoolander?

I have absolutely no idea - and I've seen all variations on This Very Wiki, so I'm definitely not the only confused one here ^^
PerplexingArticulator
04:14:25 AM Oct 30th 2011
Judging by its index listings and the related Cloudcuckooland trope, it's Cloudcuckoolander with no spaces.
64.238.183.226
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05:01:47 PM Aug 10th 2010
Does a character qualify for Cloud Cuckoo Lander status if their oddness is attributed to drink rather than insanity?
AnonymousMcCartneyfan
09:50:10 PM Sep 18th 2010
Depends. Is there a real chance of their being seen sober? Or serious-drunk?
tricksterson
10:10:31 AM Sep 21st 2010
I think the Bottle Fairy trope might apply better to that situation.
67.142.161.22
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12:11:04 PM Jun 27th 2010
Can't we replace that Obscure Anime #213 girl with someone more known like GIR or Ed? Or is she REALLY the Most Triumphant Example?
NatTheWriter
02:39:12 PM Jul 8th 2010
The picture works well already. She really is the Most Triumphant Example, at least close to it.
nohaynicklibre
02:12:52 PM Aug 15th 2010
I liked it more when Homsar was the page image
NatTheWriter
06:38:51 PM Aug 18th 2010
edited by NatTheWriter
I really can't tell Homsar is a Cloud Cuckoo Lander from that image. Sorry. I've never watched/read Homestar Runner, so I'm kinda clueless here.
lacusness
05:10:14 PM Oct 31st 2011
It doesn't matter if you don't know who that girl is, or how much you hate animes. The picture describe this trope perfectly, with the other characters on top of her head and her silly looking face. Everyone will get the basic idea of this trope.
184.78.111.255
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09:04:18 PM Jun 7th 2010
Mikey and Don can be a cloudcuckoolander, but Mikey mostly he got lots of imagation, Don only a bit of these when comes to techology and science he totally flips over in 2003 cartoon,and Mikey in all versions!
65.34.57.210
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04:55:33 PM May 23rd 2010
so does Luna Lovegood fit here or not? because she's obviously smart enough to get into Ravenclaw, and she's very perceptive... but there's no saying she's not a tad Loony...
SomeGuy
05:51:56 PM May 23rd 2010
Yes. The trope isn't about smarts or perception, but whether or the character has their head in the clouds.
jate
09:30:43 PM Sep 18th 2010
edited by jate
Considering she's in pantheon of gods under cloudcuckoolander I find it strange she's not on the list.

Edit: Never mind. I see someone added her since the last time I checked the list.
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