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180. Dimwittedness (See also Stupidity.)

  1. Allen, Gracie (19061964) American comedienne who projected a scatterbrained image. [Radio, TV, Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 14]
  2. Bodine, Jethro oafish mental midget of millionaire hillbilly family. [TV: The Beverly Hillbillies in Terrace, I, 93]
  3. Bullwinkle dimwitted moose with penchant for pedantry. [TV: Rocky and His Friends in Terrace, II, 252253]
  4. Bunker, Edith Archies lovable dingbat. [TV: All in the Family in Terrace, I, 4748]
  5. 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]
  6. Costello, Lou (19061959) dumpy American comedian; used dimwittedness to spark humor. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 171]
  7. Drummle, Bentley heavy in comprehension; suspicious of new ideas. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations ]
  8. Elspeth Flashmans air-headed but beguiling wife. [Br. Lit.: Flashman ]
  9. Happy Hooligan simple and harmless tramp, serene and optimistic despite constant bad luck. [Comics: Horn, 302]
  10. Jeff boob who usually bungles Mutts schemes. [Comics: Berger, 48]
  11. Laurel, Stan (18901965) bumbling foil for Oliver Hardy. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 425]
  12. Moose the epitome of the obtuse jock, or dimwitted athlete. [Comics: Archie in Horn, 87]
  13. Palooka, Joe semi-literate boxer, wholesome and bungling. [Comics: Horn, 343344]
  14. Rudge, Barnaby grotesquely dressed, retarded son of a murderer. [Br. Lit.: Barnaby Rudge ]
  15. Zero army private whose name and IQ are almost equivalent. [Comics: Beetle Bailey in Horn, 105106]