Making a character appear completely stupid has been a way that television tries to elicit humor for decades.
Others characters often look down upon them, and you'll catch them rolling their eyes or shooting condescending glares their way.
While sometimes the characters aren't as educated as the rest of their friends, it's often played up far too much for laughs and the things they are actually good at get brushed past or ignored.
In fact, some of these characters are actually smarter than the people making fun of them.
Check out 13 of TV's "Dumbest" characters who were smarter than they seemed!
1. Jason Mendoza - The Good Place
2. Brittany Pierce - Glee
3. John LaMarr - The Orville
4. Maya Hart - Girl Meets World
5. Kimmy Gibler - Fuller House
6. Summer Roberts - The O.C.
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