World's Dumbest (2008–2014)
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While it's not 'high brow,' it IS funny. The old adage, that says you throw enough stuff at a wall, and something will stick, is true. Like a burlesque comedian, who just keeps spitting out jokes,the large cast provides enough material,that there's something EVERYONE will find funny.
My personal raves are (in alphabetical order); Danny Bonaduce, Todd Bridges, Judy Gold, Brad Loekle, and Chuck Nice. My absolute LEAST favorite is Frank Stallone (ugh!)
There are a bunch of 'one-offs' - people who appear for an episode, here and there,mso the cast is always interesting.
It's been a staple of mine, to watch World's Dumbest every Thursday night, before bed, for a number of years now.
It's the only thing on Tru TV that's watchable.
I shall offer one example: In one clip, a man has left his dog in the car and the dog turned off the handbrake resulting in the car rolling away, much to the surprise of the car owner. This in itself is a reasonably funny clip, it is ruined by the terrible comments. The first comment was "dogs can't drive cars", the second comment was "if you're going to leave your dog in the car leave the window open, or tie it to a tree!". These comments were irritating enough, but then Judy Gold, who is without a doubt the most intolerable of them all, delivered a comedy gem by saying: "woof woof woof".
These quips are so meaningless and annoying that the program is ruined to the point where I would argue it is the worst program on TV.
Truel,y astonishingly awful.
I tend to enjoy the later episodes of WD more - the producers figured out which members of their "celebrity cast" work well in this format as the series progressed and dropped the commentators who really had nothing funny to say or simply weren't inherently funny.(For instance, Gary Busey is an awesome actor, and Harlan Coben is a great writer, but in this format they weren't very good.)They also learned to play to their strengths as comedians and as commentators.
I also prefer the episodes featuring would be daredevils and drivers who are only really guilty of not understanding how gravity and momentum work, as opposed to the the ones about the jerks, drunks, and creeps populating the episodes about criminals and partiers. But that's just me.
The other appeal of the show is seeing people like Tonya Harding and Danny Bonaduce (who used to be the kind of people who would be featured in these clips) admit to their own failings and bad choices in their earlier years. (Bonaduce in particular is enoyably wry and droll.) In this format they come across as somehow "realer", more human and likable...sort of a implied moral that even stupid narcissists can survive the worst excesses of pop culture and come out as wiser and happier people.
A couple of them are almost funny, but 99% of the jokes are just cheesy and not funny at all, they're more annoying than funny. I think the show would be funnier if they just played the clips.
I guess this could entertain some, but it is just plain terrible in my opinion. I give it 2/10, and the 2 stars are just because they do show some good clips. But the clips are ruined for the most part by the constant cutting to the cheesy comedians.
The commentators are almost always on point and the fact that they have B-list celebrities that have had their own brushes with the law makes the show even more entertaining. It's interesting to see how Tonya Harding would react to an ice-related fiasco or Danny Bonaduce to a routine DWI arrest. The in-video comments are often well-acted, such as during a foiled bank robbery: "Yo, this is a stick-up! I have a finger in my pocket but it looks like a gun!"
World's Dumbest is definitely a must-see and worth checking out if you're looking for something that makes you looks smart in comparison.
The "comedians" on this show are just awful!!! The ammmaaaaazing special effects *rolls eyes* just add to the crap. I have tried to give it a chance more than once, and I somehow feel embarrassed that have it playing on my television and into my home! The clips are amusing, but the commentary the washed up actors/celebrities and no-name unfunny comedians bring makes me want to smash my TV!
Please, if you see this program come onto your television....turn it off!!! Switch channels immediately!
For anyone working on this show, please look at your life choices and head in a different direction!!
Usually, shows like Speeders, Worlds Worst Drivers, Great Excuses, and, the like are entertaining with just the narration and the video clips. I think the worst part is the hosts. Seeing folks like Danny Bonaduce, Todd Bridges, Amy Fisher, Leif Garrett, and Tonya Harding making fun of these people just isn't fun.