Dimwittedness


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Dimwittedness

See also Stupidity.
Allen, Gracie
(1906–1964) American comedienne who projected a scatterbrained image. [Radio, TV, Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 14]
Bodine, Jethro
oafish mental midget of millionaire hillbilly family. [TV: “The Beverly Hillbillies” in Terrace, I, 93]
Bullwinkle
dimwitted moose with penchant for pedantry. [TV: “Rocky and His Friends” in Terrace, II, 252–253]
Bunker, Edith
Archie’s lovable “dingbat.” [TV: “All in the Family” in Terrace, I, 47–48]
Compson, Benjy
33-year-old idiot loved and protected by his sister and both calmed and distracted by pictures that flow through his mind. [Am. Lit.: Faulkner The Sound and the Fury in Magill I, 917]
Costello, Lou
(1906–1959) dumpy American comedian; used dimwittedness to spark humor. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 171]
Drummle, Bentley
“heavy in comprehension”; suspicious of new ideas. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
Elspeth
Flashman’s air-headed but beguiling wife. [Br. Lit.: Flashman]
Happy Hooligan
simple and harmless tramp, serene and optimistic despite constant bad luck. [Comics: Horn, 302]
Jeff
boob who usually bungles Mutt’s schemes. [Comics: Berger, 48]
Laurel, Stan
(1890–1965) bumbling foil for Oliver Hardy. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 425]
Moose
the epitome of “the obtuse jock,” or dimwitted athlete. [Comics: “Archie” in Horn, 87]
Palooka, Joe
semi-literate boxer, wholesome and bungling. [Comics: Horn, 343–344]
Rudge, Barnaby
grotesquely dressed, retarded son of a murderer. [Br. Lit.: Barnaby Rudge]
Zero
army private whose name and IQ are almost equivalent. [Comics: “Beetle Bailey” in Horn, 105–106]
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The show stars Brain, a megalomaniac mouse with an Orson Wells complex, and the gangly toothed, optimistic Pinky, whose dimwittedness drives Brain to distraction.
takes goofy dimwittedness to his usual comic extremes, like when King Neptune (Tambor) tells SpongeBob to "be back with my crown in exactly 10 days" and Patrick gleefully boasts his pal could manage it in six.