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There are Ad Hominem insults. There are Lame Comebacks. And then there are these—insults so trite and meaningless that one may as well have called the other person a "Big Stupid Doodoo Head". Young children will resort to using these because they either don't know any better, or have run out of things to say. When an adult uses these, however, it's a good sign that they don't have any real substance to back up their argument.
- This anti-drug PSA has a bully attempt to get a younger kid to try pot. After a brief scene where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are apparently teaching a kindergarten class, the kid tells the bully, "I'm not a chicken; you're a turkey!".
- In Gurren Lagann, Nia once describes someone as a "pissing-off person". Then again, most of Nia's dialogue is exceedingly polite, so it fits.
- That, combined with her shaky and limited grasp of idioms, and that said insult was a response to the person facing her down, Adiane, telling her "You really know how to piss people off!"
- My Immortal has Professor McGonagall yelling, "STOP IT NOW YOU HORNY SIMPLETONS!" after Ebony and Vampire "jump on each other and start screwing." In public. While a class is in session.
- There's also Volzemort yelling, "U moronic idiots!" angstily at Eboby the second time he hijacks an MCR concert.
- Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series: the Pharaoh's best retort to Yugi's insults is something along the lines of "Yeah, well, you're really small. Look at you down there! You're like Smally Mc Small. *beat* That's your name."
- Later Joey starts mocking Odion because he's bald. Over and over and over again.
- In The Secret Return of Alex Mack, "jerkhead" seems to be about the worst thing Alex is capable of calling someone—with one notable exception.
Film - Animation
- In Lilo and Stitch, Nani is almost hit by a car as she rushes back home and shouts at the driver, "Watch where you're going, stupidhead!" It comes back to bite her when said "stupidhead" turns out to be the social worker assigned to her. This is later used by Stitch against Gantu—as a sign of Character Development, no less, since such an insult is Lighter and Softer compared to his untranslated alien insults from the start of the movie that the Councilwoman finds so repulsive.
Film - Live Action
- In Wrongfully Accused, the protagonist, Ryan Harrison, gets into a shouting match with a guard on a prison bus that ultimately ends with a series of these types of insults.
Ryan: How dare you 'how dare me' when I how dare you, you big pee-pee head!
- Same with Leslie Nielsen as Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun. Nielsen's dry, dramatic delivery made these sort of insults especially funny, it turns out.
Drebin: Now, now. I'm certain we can resolve this like the mature, rational adults we both are. Isn't that right, Mr. Poopie Pants?
- In Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, while trying to dissuade Scott from romantically pursuing Ramona, Julie says she didn't want Scott to know Ramona had just broken up with someone because he's "a total lady killer wannabe jerky jerk." (Emphasis added.)
- Will and Grace: when Ellen finds out that Grace once slept with her fiance Rob, she decides she has to sleep with Will to balance it out, despite his protests. When he tells her to stop and look at what she's doing, she flings herself on his bed in despair and declares herself to be a "dumb, stupid idiothead." When he goes to comfort her, she pounces on him.
- On Mystery Science Theater 3000 Bobo tends to insult people this way. Take, for example, this moment from Show 813 - Jack Frost:
Bobo (trying and failing to read a letter): It says you're a dodo-head.
- Peep Show: Mark, trying to get out of marrying Sophie, resolves to go over to someone and insult them, but can only think of saying "jizz-cock", which he laments is like calling someone a "piss-kidney" as a properly working cock would jizz. He nevertheless does it, and berates himself for not going with "arsehole" after the person he confronts calls him that.
- Sheldon of The Big Bang Theory resorts to these kinds of insults when he doesn't have time to think of a good comeback, and will actually apologize for his "language" to whoever is there with him.
- Portal 2: At a certain point in the game, Wheatley is inspired to imitate GLaDOS' Deadpan Snarking at Chell earlier in the game about her weight and Parental Abandonment. The best he can come up with is "Fatty fatty no-parents."
- GLaDOS is prone to juvenile insults this herself, particularly in the first game.
GLaDOS: All your other friends were invited, too, but they couldn't come because you don't have any other friends.
- A memorable exchange occurs on the Grand Theft Auto III in game radio station Chatterbox, when host Lazlow is called by a representative from a militant anti-phone organization called Citizens Raging Against Phones. When Lazlow begins to poke holes in the callers arguments (particularly, that she herself must be using a phone to call in to the station) both parties in the conversation rapidly devolves into playground insults, culminating in this:
Caller: (A woman who sounds about mid-30's) Nany nany boo-boo, stick your head in doo-doo!
- Games made by SNK in the '90s (such as The King of Fighters, Fatal Fury, and Art Of Fighting) were full of this stuff due to their notorious translation. Victory quotes in particular contain some of the most ridiculous trash-talk you'll ever hear. One of Ryo's win quotes in King of Fighters '98 might just take the cake.
Ryo: Absolute karate. That's Kyokugen. And don't you forget it, dweebenheimer!
- Honourable mention goes to Rugal when he is defeated in King of Fighters '95.
Rugal: I'll be back... you jerks!
M. Bison: My soldiers are skilled, but I am supreme.
- Most of the trash talk in Team Fortress 2 is of this calibre. With the Spy, it's doubly hilarious because he says fratboy-level insults as if he's James Bond.
- Monkey Island's Insult Swordfighting always give you the option to wittingly insult your opponent with "you're ugly!" and "you're stupid!". These insults automatically fail, with the only rebuttal being "is that the best you can come up with?".
- The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob. When Rocko gets rejected for a teaching job at an etiquette school, Molly says, "Aw, they're just a gaggle of poop-headed elitists! You're neat!"
- In Everyday Heroes, when Greta Goode actually loses a video game (*gasp!*), she unleashes her fury on the victor ... which, at age 7, amounts to "You big stinkybutt!"
- Elan in The Order of the Stick is prone to using insults like these.
- In Family Guy, a girl told Bill Cosby that the guy who molested her had "a big stupid doodoo head".
- In The Simpsons, after an accident with a proton accelerator while at college, Homer was assigned some outside tutoring by the Dean. Homer decides to get revenge by prank calling the Dean:
(telephone rings, Dean picks up)
- Codename: Kids Next Door, considering that they're all ten years old, has the word "Dummyhead" used several times.
- From Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy, " Stinkyhat" and "Odiferous curdcoat!"
- SpongeBob SquarePants has Patrick calling a gang of bikers "little baby doody heads."
- Futurama is the Trope Namer. Leela used it as a capstone to an angry rant.
- In Part 2 of the My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic episode "The Return Of Harmony", Fluttershy calls Discord "That big dumb meanie".
- Pinkie's song in the second part of the pilot has a line that goes "And tell that big dumb scary face to take a hike and leave you alone!"
- In The Real Ghostbusters Halloween Special, a monster named Boogaloo is terrorizing the city. Peter tries to get its attention. "Hey, Boogaloo! You're ugly and your mother dresses you funny!". For the record, Boogaloo is about a hundred feet tall, covered in multiple faces and tentacles, and not wearing any clothing at all. Nevertheless, it works.
Boogaloo: That's cute. I hate cute.
- Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls episode "Bubblevicious", as she takes Mojo's ray to level 11:
Bubbles: (straining with all her reserve) I'm...not...gonna...cry...you...big...DOO-DOO BRAIN!!
- In The Owl House, Eda often insults her sister Lilith this way, and Lilith is really no better. Not when anyone else is watching, of course.