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* One rather hilarious detail about Videogame/FalloutNewVegas is that if your intelligence is extremely low or rock-bottom, certain optional speech checks will appear where you're ''so stupid'' that you ''succeed'' either out of pity or pure dumb luck.

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* An episode of ''Anime/LupinIIIPart5'' features a safe that can only be opened by someone with perfect IQ of 0. This proves a particular problem for Lupin, since his IQ is ''[[ImprobablyHighIQ 300]]''.


* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' once gave us this list of beings, in order of intelligence (from 0 to [[ImprobablyHighIQ 1000]]): Amoeba - slug - dog - stone - ape - human - kitchen machine - cat.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' once gave us this list of beings, in order of intelligence (from 0 to [[ImprobablyHighIQ 1000]]): Amoeba - slug - dog - stone - ape - human - kitchen machine - cat. One has to wonder if he is being a wee bit biased.


* The narrator of ''Stuck in Neutral'' has no conscious control of his muscles, and is typically assumed to be mindless, so his IQ was once measured at 3. (From his narration, he seems to be of above-average intelligence--he's just completely uneducated.)

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* The narrator of ''Stuck in Neutral'' has no conscious control of his muscles, and is typically assumed to be mindless, so his IQ was once measured at 3. (From From his narration, he seems to be of above-average intelligence--he's just completely uneducated.)



* ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'': In one episode, Harold petitions for a Chapter of Mensa to be opened in the Possum Lake area and has the lodge members take IQ tests. While both Red and Harold turn out to fairly reasonable IQ levels, Harold does mention during the credits that most of the Lodge members will have to apply in pairs in order to meet the required level.



* Homer Simpson of ''TheSimpsons'' has an IQ of 55 (taking a crayon out of his brain raised it 50 points to 105), but lives in a normal (not really, but within the show, yes) suburban home without any assistance. (The writers have claimed they started him as average, but [[{{Flanderization}} he loses about 5 IQ points a year from radiation]], and now he's basically "a dog who can talk".) Interestingly, his 105 IQ is portrayed as ungodly high--not just in comparison to his peers, but objectively, to the point where he devises a mathematical equation that flawlessly disproves the existence of God.

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* Homer Simpson of ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has an IQ of 55 (taking a crayon out of his brain raised it 50 points to 105), but lives in a normal (not really, but within the show, yes) suburban home without any assistance. (The writers have claimed they started him as average, but [[{{Flanderization}} he loses about 5 IQ points a year from radiation]], and now he's basically "a dog who can talk".) Interestingly, his 105 IQ is portrayed as ungodly high--not just in comparison to his peers, but objectively, to the point where he devises a mathematical equation that flawlessly disproves the existence of God.


* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', the rather drug addled troll named Brick is described at one point as having a possibly negative IQ for comedic effect. Sergeant Detritus is at least once jokingly commented to have a room temperature IQ, but in fact he is no fool and an excellent policeman, if not especially bright. Also subverted in that the comment can be taken literally, as [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Troll's brains]] in Discworld work faster in low temperatures, so his intelligence really is likely to be affected by the room temperature.

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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', ''Literature/{{Thud}}'', the rather drug addled troll named Brick is described at one point as having a possibly negative IQ for comedic effect. Sergeant Detritus is at least once jokingly commented to have a room temperature IQ, but in fact he is no fool and an excellent policeman, if not especially bright. Also subverted in that the comment can be taken literally, as [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Troll's brains]] in Discworld work faster in low temperatures, so his intelligence really is likely to be affected by the room temperature.


* ''Series/RedDwarf'': Holly the computer, once said to have an IQ of 6000 (equivalent to that of 6000 P.E. teachers or 12000 car-park attendants), has succumbed to computer senility. While trying to prove he's not completely gone, he [[spoiler:he fabricates a back-up computer program called Queeg, who "takes over" ''Red Dwarf'']] in the episode "Queeg". Queeg claims that Holly's IQ was actually 6. ("It's got a six ''in'' it, but it's not six thousand...") Holly [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that 6 would be "a bad IQ for a glass of water."

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': Holly the computer, once said to have an IQ of 6000 (equivalent to that of 6000 P.E. teachers or 12000 car-park attendants), has succumbed to computer senility. While trying to prove he's not completely gone, he [[spoiler:he fabricates [[spoiler:fabricates a back-up computer program called Queeg, who "takes over" ''Red Dwarf'']] in the episode "Queeg". Queeg claims that Holly's IQ was actually 6. ("It's got a six ''in'' it, but it's not six thousand...") Holly [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that 6 would be "a bad IQ for a glass of water."


* [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Stimpy]]; nothing more to be said.

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Unlike [[ImprobablyHighIQ the opposite end of the spectrum]], it's much more rare to see one of these scores reach ridiculous levels that don't match up with real world IQ testing. Of course, when it does get ridiculous (to the point of giving negative scores), it's much more jarring. On the other hand, most ''really'' ridiculously low [=IQs=] - single digits, or negative numbers - are found in comedies, where the RuleOfFunny can be blamed, or in-character hyperbole.

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Unlike [[ImprobablyHighIQ the opposite end of the spectrum]], it's much more rare to see one of these scores reach ridiculous levels that don't match up with real world IQ testing. Of course, when it does get ridiculous (to the point of [[NonNaturalNumberGag giving negative scores), scores]]), it's much more jarring. On the other hand, most ''really'' ridiculously low [=IQs=] - single digits, or negative numbers - are found in comedies, where the RuleOfFunny can be blamed, or in-character hyperbole.


* Buck Tuddrussel in''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' is shown to have an IQ of 78, in the episode "Kubla Khan't". Later in "Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Monty Zuma", Larry mocks Tuddrussel in a round of VolleyingInsults by telling him "I tried to measure your IQ, but numbers don't go that low!"

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* Buck Tuddrussel in''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' in ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' is shown to have an IQ of 78, in the episode "Kubla Khan't". Later in "Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Monty Zuma", Larry mocks Tuddrussel in a round of VolleyingInsults by telling him "I tried to measure your IQ, but numbers don't go that low!"

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* Doctor Edward Bunnigus, of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' had parents who were legally too stupid to procreate without intervention to boost the intelligence of any offspring. According to her, they had "maybe 110 uncontested IQ points" between them.


* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'': In "Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Monty Zuma", Larry 3000 mocks Tuddrussel in a round of VolleyingInsults by telling him "I tried to measure your IQ, but numbers don't go that low!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'': In Buck Tuddrussel in''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' is shown to have an IQ of 78, in the episode "Kubla Khan't". Later in "Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Monty Zuma", Larry 3000 mocks Tuddrussel in a round of VolleyingInsults by telling him "I tried to measure your IQ, but numbers don't go that low!"

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* ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance'': Marty "Kaboom" Moffat was a man whose career standing close to explosives left him a mite... strange. In the end, he was found unresponsive one morning, rushed to hospital, declared brain-dead and had his organs harvested as per his legally filled-out donor card. The hospital was promptly sued by Moffat's next of kin, who argued that he was alive and well, and simply not a morning person.


** However, with trolls, there's an ''inverse'' relationship between temperature and intelligence. Detritus is '''brilliant''' when he's about to freeze to death in the Pork Futures Warehouse, and Mr. Shine is considerably sharper than the run-of-the-mill Discworldian even in "normal" temperatures, being composed of stuff that naturally refracts light instead of absorbing it.

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** However, with trolls, there's an ''inverse'' relationship between temperature and intelligence. Detritus is '''brilliant''' when he's about to freeze to death in the Pork Futures Warehouse, and Mr. Shine is considerably sharper than the run-of-the-mill Discworldian even in "normal" temperatures, being composed of stuff that naturally refracts light instead of absorbing it. Detritus gets a cooling helmet in the later books, and is remarked on as being considerably sharper when Vimes and company relocate to the (high, cold) mountains of Uberwald in Fifth Elephant.


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** It is also noted that the trolls who leave the mountains to seek their fortune in the cities tend to be the brightest ones... but then they lose intelligence as they descend down into warmer climes.

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