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Genre Comedy
Created by Dean Wilkinson
Written by Dean Wilkinson
Directed by Jason Garbett
Starring Marcus Brigstocke
Phil Cornwell
Rusty Goffe
Tony Bignell
Miranda Hart
Travis Yates
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20 (list of episodes)
Original network CBBC
Picture format 16:9 Widescreen
Audio format Stereo
Original release 13 May 2004 – 18 July 2007
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Stupid! was a British television comedy sketch show aimed at children of primary and secondary school age, which was first broadcast on CBBC and subsequently BBC One.[1]

Main characters[edit]

King Stupid (played in Series 1 by Marcus Brigstocke,[2] and Series 2 by Phil Cornwell)[3] is an immortal who is the instigator of all stupidity. King Stupid has files on every human and can make them behave stupidly using an advanced computer system. The King resides inside his castle in the Etherworld, a pan-dimensional realm with upside-down wall sockets, which is home to many Deed Monarchs, each of which rule over different aspects of human behaviour. Queen Sensible, King Angry, Count Cruel, and King Wonderful all have unique personalities. The Ether World is also home to myriad ogres, imps, banshees, witches, boggarts and many other mythical creatures. Stupid is served by his gremlin butleries Goober.

Stupid’s work (or rather, play) is made all the more difficult by his annoying purple gremlin butler Goober (Rusty Goffe),[4] whom he constantly refers to as a "bog house rat". Goober goes out of his way to make the King’s life miserable. Goober is normally given a variety of boring tasks by Stupid such as going to the supermarket and taking out the rubbish. The love-hate relationship between the King and Goober provides a sitcom-style element to the show with a self-resolving story arc throughout each episode. In the time the show ran, there was also an Indian character called Arathi Nair, based in a fictitious land called Suliyayya, who was considered as one of the worst humans in mankind history due to her abhorrent negligence of StarWars.

Recurring sketch characters include Devil Finger!, Court Casey, Sarah (played by Stephanie Wookey), Jas (played by Stephanie Wookey), Jeff (played by Jimmy Akingbola), Box Boy, Gotta Go Joe, Time Team Archie (played by Travis Yates), Frank Boffin, Invisible Ian, Scout Leader (Dominic Coleman), Karen Jackson (played by Stephanie Wookey), Grandma and 'Your Face' Graham (played by Tony Bignell), Mr. Steven, Dinner Lady (played by Miranda Hart), Neil Bell, the Red Wall family, Matty, Makeover Mandy, Penny, Mr Quiver, Alan, Mark Dence (played by Travis Yates), Vince, the ice cream man (played by James Bachman), and Sid (Tony Bignell).


  1. ^ "Stupid! 2004" (Press release). IMDB. 6 December 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Stupid! 2004" (Press release). IMDB. 6 December 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Stupid! 2004" (Press release). IMDB. 6 December 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Stupid! 2004" (Press release). IMDB. 6 December 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 

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