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truTV Presents: World's Dumbest...
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Genre Crime/Reality/Comedy/Satire
Starring
Narrated by Chip Bolcik
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 16
No. of episodes 197 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original network

truTV (United States)

Action (Canada)
Picture format

480i (SDTV)

1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release March 13, 2008 (2008-03-13) – March 2, 2014 (2014-03-02)
Chronology
Related shows Almost Genius
Ridiculousness
Ain't That America
External links
Website

truTV Presents: World's Dumbest... (formerly titled The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest...) is a cable television series produced by Meetinghouse Productions, Inc. and is aired on truTV.

Overview[edit]

Each episode of the series, originally known as World's Dumbest Criminals, presents a comedic look at 20 half-witted and offbeat events recorded on camera and, occasionally, on tape by 911 dispatchers.

Episodes are now classified by themes such as Criminals (later Outlaws), Drivers (later Motorheads), Daredevils, Partiers, and performers; and feature commentary from comedians and writers such as Bryan Callen, Jared Logan, Chris Fairbanks, Kevin McCaffrey, Tom McCaffrey [1] Chuck Nice, Jaime Andrews, Brendon Walsh, Chelsea Peretti, The Greg Wilson, Judy Gold, Ted Jessup, Brad Loekle, Malachi Nimmons, Daisy Gardner, Billy Kimball, Mike Trainor, Roger Lodge, John Enos, Andre Lamont Avery, Mike Britt, Michael Loftus, Jamie Lee, Marianne Sierk, Chris Strait, Loni Love, Rachel Feinstein, Dan Cummins, Mike O'Gorman, Amanda Landry, Sean Donnelly, Mark Normand, Nate Craig, Katlyn Carlson, Brooke Van Poppelen, Kate Wolff and Gilbert Gottfried.

Because the series' original focus was on criminals bungling their acts of crime, commentary used to rely heavily on celebrities who have been known for their own past brushes with the law, including Danny Bonaduce, Leif Garrett, Tonya Harding, Todd Bridges, Daniel Baldwin, Frank Stallone and Gary Busey. These individuals continued to appear on the show after its focus was expanded beyond incompetent criminals.

Sound effects and mock commentary are added to enhance the humor of the events. A cartoon storyboard may be added to make up for the lack of video. In January 2011, the show slightly re-branded itself as truTV Presents: World's Dumbest..., dropping the "Smoking Gun" branding and redesigning the commentator names-signs, title page, and background brightness in the process.

Meetinghouse produced a new series called Almost Genius, where commentators congratulate the subjects that fall just a little short from success instead of mocking them. This series is hosted by Fairbanks and April Richardson.

Episode List[edit]

Season One (March 2008-July 2008)[edit]

Season one of TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest... premiered on March 13, 2008 on the truTV network.[2]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
1 1 "World's Dumbest Criminals 1" March 13, 2008 (2008-03-13)
2 2 "World's Dumbest Criminals 2" March 20, 2008 (2008-03-20)
3 3 "World's Dumbest Criminals 3" March 27, 2008 (2008-03-27)
4 4 "World's Dumbest Criminals 4" April 3, 2008 (2008-04-03)
5 5 "World's Dumbest Drivers 1" April 10, 2008 (2008-04-10)
6 6 "World's Dumbest Drivers 2" April 17, 2008 (2008-04-17)
7 7 "World's Dumbest Daredevils 1" June 5, 2008 (2008-06-05)
8 8 "World's Dumbest Criminals 5" June 12, 2008 (2008-06-12)
9 9 "World's Dumbest Partiers 1" June 19, 2008 (2008-06-19)
10 10 "World's Dumbest Criminals 6" June 26, 2008 (2008-06-26)
11 11 "World's Dumbest Drivers 3" July 3, 2008 (2008-07-03)
12 12 "World's Dumbest Daredevils 2" July 10, 2008 (2008-07-10)
13 13 "World's Dumbest Competitions 1" July 17, 2008 (2008-07-17)
14 14 "World's Dumbest Criminals 7" July 24, 2008 (2008-07-24)
15 15 "World's Dumbest Competitions 2" July 31, 2008 (2008-07-31)

Season Two (October 2008-December 2008)[edit]

[3]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
16 1 "World's Dumbest Criminals 8" October 9, 2008 (2008-10-09)
17 2 "World's Dumbest Fans" October 16, 2008 (2008-10-16)
18 3 "World's Dumbest Drivers 4" October 23, 2008 (2008-10-23)
19 4 "World's Dumbest Daredevils 3" October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30)
20 5 "World's Dumbest Competitions 3" November 6, 2008 (2008-11-06)
21 6 "World's Dumbest Drivers 5" November 13, 2008 (2008-11-13)
22 7 "World's Dumbest Partiers 2" November 20, 2008 (2008-11-20)
23 8 "World's Dumbest Shoppers" November 27, 2008 (2008-11-27)
24 9 "World's Dumbest Animal Encounters" December 4, 2008 (2008-12-04)

Season Three (January 2009-March 2009)[edit]

[4]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
25 1 "World's Dumbest Criminals 10" January 15, 2009 (2009-01-15)
26 2 "World's Dumbest Drivers 7" January 22, 2009 (2009-01-22)
27 3 "World's Dumbest Daredevils 4" February 12, 2009 (2009-02-12)
28 4 "World's Dumbest Partiers 3" February 19, 2009 (2009-02-19)
29 5 "World's Dumbest Criminals 11" February 26, 2009 (2009-02-26)
30 6 "World's Dumbest Drivers 8" March 5, 2009 (2009-03-05)
31 7 "World's Dumbest Competitions 4" March 12, 2009 (2009-03-12)
32 8 "World's Dumbest Daredevils 5" March 19, 2009 (2009-03-19)

Season Four (December 2008- April 2009)[edit]

[5]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
33 1 "World's Dumbest Meltdowns" December 11, 2008 (2008-12-11)
34 2 "World's Dumbest Criminals 9" December 18, 2008 (2008-12-18)
35 3 "World's Dumbest Employees" December 25, 2008 (2008-12-25)
36 4 "World's Dumbest Record Breakers 1" January 1, 2009 (2009-01-01)
37 5 "World's Dumbest Drivers 6" January 9, 2009 (2009-01-09)
38 6 "World's Dumbest Criminals 12" March 26, 2009 (2009-03-26)
39 7 "World's Dumbest Drivers 9" April 2, 2009 (2009-04-02)
40 8 "World's Dumbest Partiers 4" April 9, 2009 (2009-04-09)
41 9 "World's Dumbest Performers 1" April 16, 2009 (2009-04-16)
42 10 "World's Dumbest Confrontations" April 23, 2009 (2009-04-23)

Season Five (June 2009- August 2009)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
43 1 "World's Dumbest Criminals 13" June 4, 2009 (2009-06-04)
44 2 "World's Dumbest Drivers 10" June 11, 2009 (2009-06-11)
45 3 "World's Dumbest Partiers 3" June 18, 2009 (2009-06-18)
46 4 "World's Dumbest Daredevils 6" June 25, 2009 (2009-06-25)
47 5 "World's Dumbest Record Breakers 5" July 2, 2009 (2009-07-02)
48 6 "World's Dumbest Competitions 5" July 9, 2009 (2009-07-09)
49 7 "World's Dumbest Criminals 14" July 16, 2009 (2009-07-16)
50 8 "World's Dumbest Drivers 11" July 23, 2009 (2009-07-23)
51 9 "World's Dumbest Partiers 6" July 30, 2009 (2009-07-30)
52 10 "World's Dumbest Daredevils 7" August 6, 2009 (2009-08-06)
53 11 "World's Dumbest Record Breakers 3" August 13, 2009 (2009-08-13)
54 12 "World's Dumbest Criminals 15" August 20, 2009 (2009-08-20)
55 13 "World's Dumbest Drivers 12" August 27, 2009 (2009-08-27)

Season Six (October 2009- January 2010)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
56 1 "World's Dumbest Criminals 16" October 1, 2009 (2009-10-01)
57 2 "World's Dumbest Drivers 13" October 8, 2009 (2009-10-08)
58 3 "World's Dumbest Performers 2" October 22, 2009 (2009-10-22)
59 4 "World's Dumbest Daredevils 8" October 29, 2009 (2009-10-29)
60 5 "World's Dumbest Partiers 7" November 12, 2009 (2009-11-12)
61 6 "World's Dumbest Criminals 17" November 19, 2009 (2009-11-19)
62 7 "World's Dumbest Drivers 14" December 17, 2009 (2009-12-17)
63 8 "World's Dumbest Record Breakers 4" December 31, 2009 (2009-12-31)
64 9 "World's Dumbest Partiers 8" December 31, 2009 (2009-12-31)
65 10 "World's Dumbest Brawlers 1" January 7, 2010 (2010-01-07)
66 11 "World's Dumbest Criminals 18" January 7, 2010 (2010-01-07)
68 12 "World's Dumbest Drivers 15" January 25, 2010 (2010-01-25)
69 13 "World's Dumbest Tourists 1" January 14, 2010 (2010-01-14)

Season Seven (December 2009-April 2010)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
70 1 "World's Dumbest Holidays" December 24, 2009 (2009-12-24)
71 2 "World's Dumbest Criminals 19" January 28, 2010 (2010-01-28)
72 3 "World's Dumbest Drivers 16" January 4, 2010 (2010-01-04)
73 4 "World's Smartest Inventions" March 4, 2010 (2010-03-04)
74 5 "World's Dumbest Daredevils 9" February 18, 2010 (2010-02-18)
75 6 "World's Dumbest Performers 3" February 11, 2010 (2010-02-11)
76 7 "World's Dumbest Lovers" February 11, 2010 (2010-02-11)
77 8 "World's Dumbest Brawlers 2" March 11, 2010 (2010-03-11)
78 9 "World's Dumbest Partiers 9" March 18, 2010 (2010-03-18)
79 10 "World's Dumbest Criminals 20" March 25, 2010 (2010-03-25)
80 11 "World's Dumbest Record Breakers 5" April 1, 2010 (2010-04-01)
81 12 "World's Dumbest Drivers 17" April 8, 2010 (2010-04-08)
82 13 "World's Dumbest Heroes" April 15, 2010 (2010-04-15)

Season Eight (June 2010- September 2010)[edit]

[6]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
83 1 "World's Dumbest Criminals 21" June 10, 2010 (2010-06-10)
84 2 "World's Dumbest Drivers 18" June 17, 2010 (2010-06-17)
85 3 "World's Dumbest Performers 4" June 24, 2010 (2010-06-24)
86 4 "World's Dumbest Brawlers 3" July 8, 2010 (2010-07-08)
87 5 "World's Dumbest Partiers 10" July 22, 2010 (2010-07-22)
88 6 "World's Dumbest Tourists 2" July 29, 2010 (2010-07-29)
89 7 "World's Dumbest Daredevils 10" August 19, 2010 (2010-08-19)
90 8 "World's Smartest Inventions 2" September 9, 2010 (2010-09-09)
91 9 "World's Dumbest Criminals 22" August 5, 2010 (2010-08-05)
92 10 "World's Dumbest Drivers 19" August 26, 2010 (2010-08-26)
93 11 "World's Dumbest Lovers 2" July 15, 2010 (2010-07-15)
94 12 "World's Dumbest Partiers 11" September 2, 2010 (2010-09-02)
95 13 "World's Dumbest Pranksters" August 12, 2010 (2010-08-12)

Season Nine (October 2010- January 2011)[edit]

[7] Halfway through Season 9, the show's title was changed from The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest.... to TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest.....

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
96 1 "World's Dumbest Drivers 20" October 21, 2010 (2010-10-21)
97 2 "World's Dumbest Daredevils 11" September 16, 2010 (2010-09-16)
98 3 "World's Dumbest Brawlers 4" October 28, 2010 (2010-10-28)
99 4 "World's Dumbest Partiers 12" November 4, 2010 (2010-11-04)
100 5 "World's Dumbest Criminals 23" November 11, 2010 (2010-11-11)
101 6 "World's Dumbest Daredevils 12" November 18, 2010 (2010-11-18)
102 7 "World's Dumbest Brawlers 5" December 2, 2010 (2010-12-02)
103 8 "World's Dumbest Performers 5" December 16, 2010 (2010-12-16)
104 9 "World's Dumbest Drivers 21" December 23, 2010 (2010-12-23)
105 10 "World's Dumbest Criminals 24" December 30, 2010 (2010-12-30)
106 11 "World's Dumbest Partiers 13" January 6, 2011 (2011-01-06)
107 12 "World's Smartest Inventions 3" January 13, 2011 (2011-01-13)
108 13 "World's Dumbest Performers 6" January 20, 2011 (2011-01-20)

Season Ten (January 2011- May 2011)[edit]

[8]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
109 1 "World's Dumbest Brawlers 6" January 27, 2011 (2011-01-27)
110 2 "World's Dumbest Drivers 22" February 3, 2011 (2011-02-03)
111 3 "World's Dumbest Thrillseekers" February 10, 2011 (2011-02-10)
112 4 "World's Dumbest Criminals 25" February 17, 2011 (2011-02-17)
113 5 "World's Dumbest Record Breakers" February 14, 2011 (2011-02-14)
114 6 "World's Dumbest Partiers 14" March 3, 2011 (2011-03-03)
115 7 "World's Dumbest Motorheads" March 10, 2011 (2011-03-10)
116 8 "World's Dumbest Outlaws" May 5, 2011 (2011-05-05)
117 9 "World's Dumbest Performers 7" March 24, 2011 (2011-03-24)
118 10 "World's Dumbest Brawlers 7" April 7, 2011 (2011-04-07)
119 11 "World's Dumbest Partiers 15" April 14, 2011 (2011-04-14)
120 12 "World's Dumbest Hillbillies" April 21, 2011 (2011-04-21)
121 13 "World's Dumbest Bracket Showdown" March 31, 2011 (2011-03-31)

Season Eleven (June 2011- September 2011)[edit]

[9]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
122 1 "World's Dumbest Motorheads 2" June 9, 2011 (2011-06-09)
123 2 "World's Dumbest Thrillseekers 2" June 16, 2011 (2011-06-16)
124 3 "World's Dumbest Performers 8" June 23, 2011 (2011-06-23)
125 4 "World's Dumbest Outlaws 2" September 1, 2011 (2011-09-01)
126 5 "World's Dumbest Brawlers 8" July 7, 2011 (2011-07-07)
127 6 "World's Dumbest Partiers" July 14, 2011 (2011-07-14)
128 7 "World's Dumbest Thrillseekers 3" July 21, 2011 (2011-07-21)
128 8 "World's Dumbest Lovers 3" July 28, 2011 (2011-07-28)
129 9 "World's Dumbest Motorheads 3" August 4, 2011 (2011-08-04)
130 10 "World's Dumbest Performers 9" August 11, 2011 (2011-08-11)
131 11 "World's Dumbest Hillbillies 2" August 18, 2011 (2011-08-18)
132 12 "World's Smartest Inventions 5" August 25, 2011 (2011-08-25)
133 13 "World's Smartest Inventions 4" June 2, 2011 (2011-06-02)

Season Twelve (October 2011- February 2012)[edit]

[10]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
134 1 "World's Dumbest Outlaws 3" October 27, 2011 (2011-10-27)
135 2 "World's Dumbest Performers 10" November 3, 2011 (2011-11-03)
136 3 "World's Dumbest Motorheads 4" November 10, 2011 (2011-11-10)
137 4 "World's Dumbest Outlaws 4" November 17, 2011 (2011-11-17)
138 5 "World's Dumbest Brawlers 9" December 1, 2011 (2011-12-01)
139 6 "World's Dumbest Partiers 17" December 15, 2011 (2011-12-15)
140 7 "World's Dumbest Thrillseekers 4" December 22, 2011 (2011-12-22)
141 8 "World's Dumbest Outlaws 5" January 5, 2012 (2012-01-05)
142 9 "World's Dumbest Hillbillies 3" January 12, 2012 (2012-01-12)
143 10` "World's Dumbest Partiers 18" January 19, 2012 (2012-01-19)
144 11 "World's Dumbest Brawlers 10" January 26, 2012 (2012-01-26)
145 12 "World's Dumbest Motorheads 5" February 2, 2012 (2012-02-02)

Season Thirteen (February 2012- May 2012)[edit]

[11]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
146 1 "World's Dumbest Thrillseekers 5" February 9, 2012 (2012-02-09)
147 2 "World's Dumbest Brawlers 11" February 16, 2012 (2012-02-16)
148 3 "World's Dumbest Motorheads 6" March 1, 2012 (2012-03-01)
149 4 "World's Dumbest Performers 11" March 22, 2012 (2012-03-22)
150 5 "World's Dumbest Outlaws 6" March 8, 2012 (2012-03-08)
151 6 "World's Smartest Inventions 7" May 31, 2012 (2012-05-31)
152 7 "World's Dumbest Partiers 19" April 12, 2012 (2012-04-12)
153 8 "World's Dumbest Brawlers 12" April 5, 2012 (2012-04-05)
154 9 "World's Dumbest Performers 12" April 19, 2012 (2012-04-19)
155 10 "World's Dumbest Outlaws 7" April 26, 2012 (2012-04-26)
156 11 "World's Dumbest Hillbillies 4" May 10, 2012 (2012-05-10)
157 12 "World's Dumbest Thrillseekers 6" May 24, 2012 (2012-05-24)
158 13 "World's Smartest Inventions 6" February 23, 2012 (2012-02-23)

Season Fourteen (June 2012- September 2012)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
159 1 "World's Dumbest Motorheads 7" June 7, 2012 (2012-06-07)
160 2 "World's Dumbest Brawlers 13" June 14, 2012 (2012-06-14)
161 3 "World's Dumbest Thrillseekers 7" June 14, 2012 (2012-06-14)
162 4 "World's Smartest Inventions 8" June 21, 2012 (2012-06-21)
163 5 "World's Dumbest Dummies" June 21, 2012 (2012-06-21)
164 6 "World's Dumbest Outlaws 8" July 12, 2012 (2012-07-12)
165 7 "World's Dumbest Performers 13" July 19, 2012 (2012-07-19)
166 8 "World's Dumbest Thrillseekers 8" July 26, 2012 (2012-07-26)
167 9 "World's Dumbest Partiers 20" August 2, 2012 (2012-08-02)
168 10 "World's Dumbest Hillbillies 5" August 9, 2012 (2012-08-09)
169 11 "World's Smartest Inventions 9" August 16, 2012 (2012-08-16)
170 12 "World's Dumbest Dummies 2" September 6, 2012 (2012-09-06)
171 13 "World's Dumbest Brawlers 14" September 13, 2012 (2012-09-13)

Season Fifteen (February 2013- August 2013)[edit]

[12]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
172 1 "World's Dumbest Performers 14" February 28, 2013 (2013-02-28)
173 2 "World's Dumbest Motorheads 8" March 8, 2013 (2013-03-08)
174 3 "World's Smartest Inventions 10" March 15, 2013 (2013-03-15)
175 4 "World's Dumbest Thrillseekers 9" March 28, 2013 (2013-03-28)
176 5 "World's Dumbest Outlaws 9" April 4, 2013 (2013-04-04)
177 6 "World's Dumbest Motorheads 9" April 11, 2013 (2013-04-11)
178 7 "World's Dumbest Performers 15" April 18, 2013 (2013-04-18)
179 8 "World's Dumbest Partiers 21" May 28, 2013 (2013-05-28)
180 9 "World's Dumbest Thrillseekers 10" June 13, 2013 (2013-06-13)
181 10 "World's Dumbest Motorheads 10" June 20, 2013 (2013-06-20)
182 11 "World's Dumbest Performers 16" June 27, 2013 (2013-06-27)
183 12 "World's Smartest Inventions 11" July 11, 2013 (2013-07-11)
184 13 "World's Dumbest Partiers 22" July 18, 2013 (2013-07-18)
185 14 "World's Dumbest Pranksters 3" August 8, 2013 (2013-08-08)
186 15 "World's Dumbest Show-Offs" August 15, 2013 (2013-08-15)
187 16 "World's Dumbest TV Shows" August 22, 2013 (2013-08-22)

Season Sixteen (October 2013- March 2014)[edit]

[13]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
188 1 "World's Dumbest Hotshots" October 10, 2013 (2013-10-10)
189 2 "World's Smartest Inventions 12" October 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)
190 3 "World's Dumbest Motorheads 11" January 5, 2014 (2014-01-05)
191 4 "World's Dumbest Show-Offs 2" January 12, 2014 (2014-01-12)
192 5 "World's Dumbest Thrillseekers 11" January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19)
193 6 "World's Dumbest Partiers 23" January 26, 2014 (2014-01-26)
194 7 "World's Dumbest Pranksters 4" February 9, 2014 (2014-02-09)
195 8 "World's Smartest Inventions 13" February 16, 2014 (2014-02-16)
196 9 "World's Dumbest Only in America" February 23, 2014 (2014-02-23)
197 10 "World's Dumbest Performers 17" March 2, 2014 (2014-03-02)

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