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  • Although most of the characters in Adventure Time are eccentric in their own way, the ones that really stand out as Cloud Cuckoolanders are The Ice King and Lemongrab. Those two act like their in worlds of their own.
    • Also, the Royal Tart Toter, but he's horribly, horribly insane.
  • Sheen from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron is definitely one of these, albeit the harmless, ADD-type.
    • And he turns it Up to Eleven in Planet Sheen
    • Hugh Neutron also seems to be one. His obsession with ducks and pies is just the start.
  • The entire point of Albie's World.
  • Dill is like this in All Grown Up.
  • Several characters in The Amazing World of Gumball qualify, but a few stand out in particular.
    • The entire Banana family (especially Banana Joe) seem to lose all contact with reality when they get excited, scared, or angry.
    • Richard goes right up to many strangers and hugs them, thinking that will make them like him. This is justified because he has been over-sheltered by his mother, however.
    • Sussie takes this trope Up to Eleven. Her eccentric behavior is actually merely how she wants to live her life. To her, the meaning of life is enjoying it in any way possible, and acting bizarre is her way of doing so. That explains a lot. It's also heavily implied that it comes from her being dropped as a baby. Before that she was a Wise Beyond Her Years Child Prodigy.
  • American Dad
  • Spud from American Dragon Jake Long does have a case of Obfuscating Stupidity (mainly to cover up that he's actually a genius), but that doesn't mean his head isn't in the clouds regardless. One episode has Jake read his mind, so the audience knows he wasn't faking anything.

 Spud: No matter where you go, if you try to hide, the moon will always find you.

  • Wakko, Yakko, and Dot from Animaniacs takes this trope to extremes, as even their theme song is filled with non-sequiturs and bizarre references. Wakko, however, seems to be the most extreme of the three. In one episode where the kids visit a shopping mall, he walks the wrong way on an escalator and declares "Mine's broken." Yakko explains it as "middle kid syndrome." Also, Wakko has a pseudo-Liverpudlian accent for no apparent reason. It's because Wakko's voice actor was a fan of The Beatles. He chose to imitate Ringo because Wakko is the shortest of the Warner siblings.
  • Master Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force is selfish to the point of absurdity, and justifies himself with reasons that seem natural only to him ("I should not walk, so that a child may live... well, that's what it does!"). He also shows a profound gift for jumping to conclusions -- e.g. convincing himself that a threatening cell-phone call is not coming from inside the ominous bus parked at the curb, but from the bus itself.
    • That wasn't a bus, that was a reverse vampire, which crave the sun. The tires are the markings.
    • Meatwad is really will believe anything he's told.

 Meatwad: I ain't got no job, my wife left me, bills pilin' up, I got child support payments, and I don't know if any of what I just said is true, but I believe it.

    • Lampshaded later, after a standard Master Shake random association session:

 Frylock: What's your point?

Shake: I never had one. And that makes you crazy, doesn't it?

  • Cheryl from Archer recently spent most of "Viscous Coupling" thinking she was in Opposite World.
    • Dr. Krieger, the series' resident Mad Scientist, is dating a hologram and creates Fort Kick-ass out of cardboard boxes to escape the rest of the ISIS staff.

Krieger: "I'm sorry, are you addressing me? Because your authority is not recognized in Fort Kick-ass!"

    • While in said fort, he prepares and serves margaritas with blended bits of Cyril's destroyed cell phone.

Krieger: "The secret ingredient is phone!"

    • When the staff is deciding to unionize or not, after the anti-union talk is given:

 Cheryl: Exactly! So I say no union!
Krieger: Yeah! Confederacy Forever!

    • He is a firm believer in phrenology and candling, outdated and dangerous procedures which have both been declared bunk over a hundred years ago.
  • Ty Lee of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

 Ty Lee: Hey, look at that dust cloud. It's so... poofy.... Poof.

    • There's also the "nomads" in "The Cave of Two Lovers":

 Chong: We're nomads, happy to go wherever the wind takes us!

Aang:: You guys are nomads? That's great! I'm a nomad.

Chong: Hey, me too.

Aang: I know... you just said that.

Chong: Oh. (looks at Sokka) Nice underwear.

    • Even Aang had some slight moments of this earlier in the series.

 Sokka: What's wrong with you, we don't have time for games with the war going on!

Aang: What war?

Sokka: You're kidding, right?

Aang: PENGUIN!!!!!!! [runs off after a penguin]

    • Arguably, King Bumi. It is very difficult to tell how much of his cloudcuckoolandry is a carefully crafted persona and how much of it is genuine. Although the suggestion seemed to be all of it is genuine and he simply makes it work for him.
  • Freddy the ferret from Back at the Barnyard fits this trope to a T.
  • Beavis and Butthead, but especially Beavis. Beavis even sometimes takes on a separate identity (which personifies this trope even more than ordinary Beavis) when he consumes large amounts of sugar or caffeine.

 Beavis: I am the Great Cornholio! I need TP for my bunghole!

  • Ceasar from Beethoven the Animated Series fits this trope to a T.
  • Eddie Storkowitz from Birdz doesn't always have the best grip on what's reality and what's fiction (see "I Heard It Through the Grapevine").
    • Mr. Nuthatch from the same series evolves from a paranoid wreck to a happy, confident but very eccentric bird (in one episode, he enters the psychiatrist's office through the heat vent for no reason).
  • For an insanely politically incorrect character, Uncle Ruckus from The Boondocks manages to come off as this. It was revealed in his back story The Color Ruckus that his Cloud Cuckoolander tendencies were enforced by a Hilariously Abusive Childhood (though part of it was played straight, so its hard to say how "hilarious") and his mother's indulgent cultivation of a fantasy that he was actually white. This built him into a self-hating black man who bounces back and forth on whether he knows he's black or truly believes he's white, and just happens to have a skin condition called "Revitiligo" (the opposite of Michael Jackson) that makes his skin darker. His views on race relations and his politics are thus incredibly bizarre, even by the looser standards of the Boondocks universe. What helps is that sometimes his warped view of reality wills out, as in the season four episode Early Bird Special where his solution to getting rid of a clingy, middle-aged black woman who had become attached to Robert was by introducing a submissive middle-aged white woman, causing the black woman to storm off.
  • Brak's Dad from The Brak Show. Frequently he gives little Leave It to Beaver style father-dad chats with Brak at the end of the episodes where he recounts the details of the lessons that Brak should have learned from the events of the episodes, except that they are completely incomprehensible.
    • Brak himself, for that matter. His response to being told Mr. Thundercleese will tear his arms off for killing off Thundercleese's goldfish is to moan "But I love my arms! That's where my hands live!"
  • Dale from Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is often portrayed as one.

 Monterey Jack: Something tells me Gadget's elevator doesn't go to the top floor.

 Chowder: Why does Shnitzel always get so happy on fivesday? Is it the day he makes a poo?

 Jay Sherman: (Confused) I don't get it.

Franklin Sherman: (Smiling warmly) Neither do I.

 Daffy: WOO, HOO!!! HOO, HOO!!!

 "I'm the bike pixie! Catch me if you can!"

 Ed: Yeah, Double-D, an elephant never forgets, but I forgot what the elephant remembered.

 Yzma (after she thinks Kronk has poisoned Kuzko): Good work, Kronk

Kronk (indicating his spinach puffs): Oh, they're so easy to make; I'll get you the recipe.

Also his frequent conversations with his shoulder angel and devil.

 Adam West: My God! Someone's stealing my water!

Meg: But it just went down the drain.

Adam West: They hit when you least expect it.

 Adam West: My God! I'm a tomato!

 Dory: Careful with that hammer... sea monkeys got my money... yes, I'm a natural blue....

 Killface: This is hopeless.

Xander: ook, don't worry man. At his age, I was like, chronic masturbater. Kinda, kinda still am. But the point is -- I like it. I would like to masturbate right now in this car. You know? If I had my stuff with me. I would! What are we even talking about?

Killface: I'm talking about searching for Simon!

Xander: Oh./

 Bus Salesman: You're a man who knows what he wants. I'll bet the ladies like that.

Wendell: Oh, yeah! Ol' Wendell's dragged the ol' pineapple through quite a number of ladies.

 (Later) Killface: Wendell, you've outdone yourself!

Wendell: Well, now I know how Diego Rivera must have felt when he was banging Frida Kahlo. (Beat) Tea bagging the unibrow. (Extended Beat)

 Gypsy: Well, there is perhaps one way. Have you ever heard of the monks of Deshuba?

Fry: (in a tone that suggests he thinks that this is the next best option) I've... not heard of them.

 Leela: Superheroes cause a lot of collateral damage, and we don't wanna get our butts sued.

Fry: Or do we...? (long beat while he thinks about it) No, I guess not.

 Leela: (feeding her pet) Aww... somebody likes snouts!

Fry: (overhearing) Is it me?

 Fry: It's just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for the winter, while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter came and the grasshopper died and the octopus ate all his acorns. And also he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you?

 Fry: Okay, I've gotta break down that gate, beat up those three guards, steal that chopper and rescue Bender.

(Leela beats up the guards)

Fry: Yay, I did it! ...Wait, that's not me!

 Fry: ... So then, I unfroze myself, and then I came over here, and then I told you the story, and then it was now... and then I don't know what happened!

 Fry: I'll be whoever I wanna do.

 Farnsworth: Where am I?

Hermes: Move forward. Walk into the light.

Farnsworth: Oh God! I'm dead. Well, no matter.(pulls out cue cards) Thank you all for coming. I don't recognize any of you, nor can I recall why I am here. Now without further ado, a film highlighting Planet Express Inc.'s latest fiscal year.

 Farnsworth: Say, I hope you won't think it evil of me to ask how you got that stylish head wound?

Opposite Farnsworth: Oh, this old thing? I was experimenting to see if I could remove my own brain.

Farnsworth: Of course! I had the same idea! I flipped a coin to decide if I should proceed, but it came up tails, so I didn't. How'd it go?

Opposite Farnsworth: Well, getting the brain out was the easy part. The hard part was getting the brain out! (insane laugh)

Farnsworth: (chuckling) Oh, you.

 Farnsworth: ...Oh, they say madness runs in our family. Some even call me mad. And why? Because I dared to dream of my own race of atomic monsters! Atomic supermen with octagonal shaped bodies that suck blood out of... (trails off after leaving the room)

 "What?! My mother was a saint!"

 Zoidberg: As the candy hearts poured into the fiery quasar, a wondrous thing happened, why not? They vaporized into a mystical love radiation that spread across the universe, destroying many, many planets, including two gangster planets and a cowboy world. But one planet was at exactly the right distance to see the romantic rays, but not be destroyed by them: Earth. So all over the world, couples stood together in joy. And me, Zoidberg! And no one could have been happier unless it would have also been Valentine's Day. What? It was? Hooray!

  "Japanese children exploding like bombs? That would be terrible!"

Soos: I'm always seeing weird stuff in this town. like the mailman, pretty sure that guy's a werewolf.
(Flashback Cut to a very hairy mailman, and Soos edging away from him.)
Soos: (after trying to lick his own elbow) Like the infinite horizon, it eludes my grasp.
Soos: HELP! I'M TRAPPED IN THE GAME! In theory it was awesome, but in practice it was really boring.
Soos: (after waking up inside a pinball game) If this is a dream, I NEVER WANNA WAKE UP!

 Spike: You know, Pinkie; these two ponies have a bit of a grudge match they're trying to settle, trying to prove who's the most athletic.

Pinkie: Yes! And "grudge" rhymes with "fudge"!

Spike: Yes it... does... What?

Pinkie: And I like fudge. But if I eat too much fudge, I get a pudge and then I can't budge.


Spike: So... no fudge?

Pinkie: Aw, no thanks. I had a big breakfast.

  Chancellor Puddinghead: I was elected because I know how to think outside the box. Which means... *sticks head up a nearby chimney* I can also think inside the chimney. *Beat.* Can you think inside a chimney?

  "Say, did you know they found a cure for antidisestablishmentarianism?"

 Homer: Wait, this isn't Weird! (beat) Why, there's no magazine called Weird, is there?

 Mr. Garrison: I suppose you'll be wanting my badge and gun.
(Sets a revolver on the table)
 School Board Member: Mr. Garrison, most teachers DO NOT CARRY A GUN!
 Mr. Garrison: Oh. So I can keep it then?

 Mr. Garrison: ...Well then, Stanley, what did I say?
Stan: (Guessing) Uhh, you said that even though Charo appeared twelve times on The Love Boat, the episode with Captain Antonio got higher ratings.
 Mr. Garrison: Well, ok. I suppose you were paying attention.

 Mr. Garrison: And so, children, that's how you tell a prostitute from a police officer. Are there any questions?
 Kyle: What the hell does that have to do with American history?
 Mr. Garrison: Good question, Kyle. Are there any other questions?

 Mr. Krabs: I didn't want to say this in front of Patrick, but that hat makes you look like a girl.

SpongeBob: Am I a pretty girl?

 Patrick: People used to tell me, 'Patrick, you'll never amount to anything. You'll always have your head in the clouds.' But just look at me now! (He was fried, and then restored by Neptune, but his face appeared on his butt instead of his head -- thus, further away from the clouds.)

 Steven: I guess I'm just too tough to cry.
Pearl: Just today, you were crying about snakes.
Steven: (teary-eyed) They don't have any arms...

  Tygra: That's your problem. You look at Lizards and see victims. You look at junk and see mythical tech.

  TEMBWBAM: And so he says to me, you want to be a bad guy? and I say Yeah Baby! I want to be bad! I says surf's up space ponies! I'm making gravy without the lumps! Ah ha ha ha ha haaaaa!!!!!

  Leshawna: Is it just me, or is that Izzy girl some kind of crazy?

 Brock: Honestly Hank, where do you pick that stuff up? I never see you read.

Dean: It's weird right?

Brock: It's like he channels dead crazy people.

Hank: (concerned) You think it's a cry for help?

 Brisby: The drugs must be interacting with something in his system. The man's a pill-popper, you know.

Doctor Venture: Which one of you strapping young men is gonna catch my fall? (crashes on floor)

 Xavier: Yin. Yang. This world is stitched from a ballet of opposing forces. What's the opposite of day? Night! What's the opposite of black? White! What's the opposite of salt? Pepper! No, they're just two spices trying to get by. Slam! You got me! You're so smart! So --

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