Dimwittedness (See also Stupidity.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Dimwittedness (See also Stupidity.)

  1. Allen, Gracie (1906–1964) 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, 252–253]
  4. Bunker, Edith Archie’s lovable “dingbat.” [TV: “All in the Family” in Terrace, I, 47–48]
  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 (1906–1959) 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 Flashman’s 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 Mutt’s schemes. [Comics: Berger, 48]
  11. Laurel, Stan (1890–1965) 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, 343–344]
  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, 105–106]