Dumbest TV Characters

April Fool's Day Countdown: TV's 10 Dumbest Characters Ever

Since, as yet, there isn’t a National Nitwit Day — and shouldn’t there be? — your smart-assed friends at TVLine have decided to celebrate the small screen’s biggest idiots today.

And no, this isn’t an April Fool’s Day prank, we’re really doing it.

Check out the gallery below to count down to our pick for the tube’s all-time dimmest bulb — or click here for direct access — then hit the comments with the numskulls you think we’re blockheads for having excluded!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. steven says:

    No Patrick Star?

  2. peter says:

    where is Candy from Two And A Half Men ?

  3. Kay says:

    This list could have been ten times longer- “the dumb one” is one of the oldest tropes in TV history. Kevin from The Office, Kimmy from Full House, Sean from Boy Meets World, Kelso from That 70’s Show, Andy from Parks & Rec….

  4. Matt P says:

    Woody and/or Coach from Cheers?

  5. Joey says:

    Wow, no Rose Nylund from The Golden Girls?

  6. BrightLight says:

    Ahh Ted Baxter, your dumbness knew no bounds.

  7. Eric from Boy Meets World started with some smarts, then turned into quite possibly the dumbest human being on earth. Mr. Squirrels!

  8. Jane says:

    Definitely missing Kelso, he was dubbed the reigning king of stupidest man ever. :p

  9. Tim Devine says:

    You missed out on Zack, Penny’s ex boyfriend and ex husband. After all, he did invent “aapeteasers”.

  10. Tim Devine says:

    3 others, all oldies: Larry, his brother Daryl and his other brother Daryl

  11. aaj says:

    You missed Dewey Crowe, Justified.

  12. ReelPwr says:

    How can you leave out Barbarino from Welcome Back Kotter? He was one of the original dumb guys.

  13. Prankhits says:

    Fair list but there are some other characters that could become great replacements in the countdown, including Patrick Star. BTW, you should allow voting for the most dumbest in the list :)