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    Film — Animated 

"Did you all take stupid pills this morning?"
Mr. Potatohead, Toy Story

    Film — Live-Action 

John McClane: You think I'm fuckin' stupid, Hans?
(elevator arrives full of reinforcements)
Hans Gruber: You were saying?

"…damn, I’m dumb."

Obi-Wan: [trapped in ray shields] Wait a minute. How did this happen? We're smarter than this.
Anakin: Apparently not.


    Live-action TV 

Garak: I knew Brutus was going to kill Caesar in the first act, but Caesar didn't figure it out until the knife is in his back!
Bashir: That's what makes it a tragedy. Caesar couldn't conceive that his best friend would plot to kill him!
Garak: Tragedy is not the word I'd use. 'Farce' would be more appropriate.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "Improbable Cause"

Oh my God. Has everyone taken stupid pills!?
George Sands, Being Human

Jack: Before we go any further, who the hell orders pizza under the name of "Torchwood"?!
Owen: That'd be me. I'm a twat.
Torchwood, "Everything Changes"

    Video Games 

The engineers tried everything to make me... behave. To slow me down. Once, they even attached an Intelligence Dampening Sphere on me. It clung to my brain like a tumor, generating an endless stream of terrible ideas.
He's not just a regular moron. He's the product of the greatest minds of a generation, working together with the express purpose of building the dumbest moron who ever lived.
GLaDOS, Portal 2

Who would actually believe that mansions get given away in contests? Talk about stupid! What do they feed you Mario Bros. anyway? Gullible soup?
King Boo, Luigi's Mansion

    Web Animation 

"Stop spreading retard all over the place and pull yourself together, soldier!"
Dewey, Ducktalez 3

    Web Original 

You cannot, just for the sake of telling the story you want to tell, reduce your characters to hollow, unbelievable shells and expect anyone to buy it.
Julian Finn on Smallville, "Scion"

Just when I was saying that Chakotay had lost his way, the writers come along and make him a cult worshipper of a man with Godlike powers! It's not a shift in his favour and I was waiting patiently for the script to hit me with its ‘he was pretending all along so they could escape’ which never came. No, he really is as daft as he appears. [Robert] Beltran fails to convince on any level and when I read recently that he felt contempt for how the writers used his character I could actually sense that in this episode.
Joe Ford on Star Trek: Voyager, "Year Of Hell"

When T’Pol points out that it’s a spiritual site for Vulcans seeking meditation and enlightenment, Archer’s response is incredibly self-centred. “It’s not every day we get to see an ancient Vulcan monastery,” he remarks, as if the universe exists for him to gawk at. It’s strange that he is so insistent and yet strangely hesitant once the ship enters orbit. “I don’t like dropping in on people unannounced,” he tells T’Pol, even though it seems quite late for this to come up.
Darren Mooney on Star Trek: Enterprise, "The Andorian Incident"

Lincoln: We need you to help expose the truth behind the illegal clones! Tell the world that Sean Bean is evil!
Clone Daddy Lincoln: Okay I'll help you, despite the fact I'm going to die in two years and I have no possible benefit to helping you and I need your liver.
Lincoln: What?
Clone Daddy Lincoln: Nothing. I'm just going to go get my shoes and not call Sean Bean.
Lincoln: But you're wearing shoes!

    Web Video 

fatmanfalling: This one has eight minutes of poorly delivered exposition, and Raven's whole plan is extremely stupid!
Raven: If we want to have any chance of defending ourselves against her, then we need this relic.
fatmanfalling: Because in episode 14 she gives it up after Yang tells her that it's counterproductive to her goal of not being hunted anymore.
Yang: Imagine what she'll do when she finds out you have a relic.
fatmanfalling: Like, she couldn't have figured that part out in the entire time she was coming up with it? Raven spends eight minutes of the episode actively plotting to put a bigger target on her back.
fatmanfalling on "A Perfect Storm" of RWBY

"But it's obviously a trap! Why are you acting so gullible and out of character?"

So the plot is that someone's trying to kill Amidala for no reason, and Anakin and Obi-Wan are assigned to protect her. So, she doesn't sleep in an interior bedroom of this building with no window where it's safer, but rather in a room where the blinds are half-open in a city where nine hundred quadrillion people can see her—especially the robot that's here to kill her.

And with that, viewers, welcome back to Let's Play Homeworld Cataclysm. Last time, we managed to figure out what the Taidaan Imperialists were up to, which appeared to be, well... being dumbasses.
TheOneTrueRenairen, Let's Play Homeworld: Cataclysm

Téa: I can't believe we're expected to believe all this.
Yugi: And yet, apparently we do. God, we're stupid. This must be what it feels like to be Tristan.


    Western Animation 

Uncle! What are you doing Firebending your tea? You know, for a wise old man, that was a pretty stupid move.

Oh, you're smart, girly, but it's all book and no street!
Miss Lemon, Recess

Stupidity isn't a virus but it sure is spreadin' like one!

    Real Life 

My primary interest in contacting you gentlemen is my concern over my lack of experience in playing dummies. Perhaps you could arrange to get me educated in this area. Maybe if I watched some Blondie episodes and watched Dagwood as a role model, I could pick up some pointers. Or better still, I could get right to the bottom line by wearing some braids and feathers and learning to grunt, “Ugh, Kimosabee”?


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