Which buffoons got left off our new list of the best pop-culture idiots?


No, no, no…not you, PopWatchers. I’m referring to the subjects of EW.com’s brand new (and must-read) photo gallery, "Our 20 Favorite Movie/TV Idiots," which includes my personal favorite, the utterly ridiculous (and perpetually hilarious) Amanda Tanen (Becki Newton) of Ugly Betty. Watch a classic clip (embedded below) of Amanda performing Kelis’ "Milkshake" to entertain the audience during an (unexpected) break at the Wilhelmina Slater-Bradford Meade wedding, and after the jump, an Amanda highlight reel (featuring her extra-special pronunciation of "hola").

Anyhow, do read our gallery, and when you’re done, head to the comments section and tell us which idiots we left off our list. Without calling us idiots, of course.

More on idiots, ‘Ugly Betty':
Stupid Is as Stupid Does: Our 20 Favorite Movie/TV Idiots
‘Ugly Betty’ Bites and other ‘Betty’-related content from PopWatch
Owen Gleiberman’s movie review: ‘The Idiots’

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  • Vicky

    Jayne from Firefly. He’s a good lookin’ man who knows how to work a gun, but not much else.

  • Lucinda

    Michael Scott from The Office is a way more loveable buffoon than Andy Bernard.
    But my favorite knucklehead ever has to be the one and only Inspector Gadget.

  • Ceballos

    I can only assume Forrest Gump (the preson quoted as the title of the list) would’ve been too obvious, right?

  • Rob Grizzly

    Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan! Together they are Wyld Stallions! And in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, they pull off one of the greatest last-minute homework assignments in movie school history (literally). An omission most heinous indeed.
    and Ashton Kutcher’s Kelso. He owned That 70’s Show.

  • Rob Grizzly

    Harry from 3rd Rock from the Sun.
    Joey from Friends.
    Gomer Pyle from Gomer Pyle
    Screech from Saved by the Bell
    Adam Sandler, Brendan Frasier, Steve Buschimi together in Airheads
    Ben Stiller in Dodgeball
    Will Ferrell in anything

  • Emily

    I was surprised that I didn’t see That 70’s Show’s beloved idiot Michael Kelso on your list. He is definitely one of my faves.

  • I Got Soul

    “Make it nasty” hahaha!! This is one of my fav clips of Becki Newton!! Genius! She definitely needs to be nominated for an Emmy.

  • Stephanie

    What about Andrew from Buffy season 6 and 7???? Best quote ever: “Timothy Dalton should win an Oscar and beat Sean Connery over the head with it.”

  • ia

    My favorite lovable TV buffoon – Art Carney as Ed Norton. Norton, in the words of Jackie Gleason, “You’re the greatest!” Second place has to go to Carroll O’Connor as Archie Bunker. Third place goes to Alice Ghostly from “Bewitched.” All made lovable buffoons worth watching on the TV screen.

  • Sabrina

    Does Sarah Palin count? (Tina Fey’s version or the real thing. Either way.)

  • Ozzy

    How could you leave Sarah Palin off this list???

  • Ceballos

    Also, how could I forget? Zoolander!
    With his eugoogolies, accepting awards he didn’t win and participating in a gasoline splash fight with his friends, he should’ve been a lock for this list!

  • Kathgal

    My top pick is Monroe Ficus, on “Too Close for Comfort”, played by Jim J. Bullock. I mean, with a name like Monroe Ficus, that pretty much tells you everything you need to know.

  • Heather

    Bill and Ted?
    Wayne and Garth?
    Mr Farley from Three’s Company?
    Scooby Dum?
    The list goes on and on!

  • Zet

    Patrick the Starfish (Did you just roll in from Stupidtown?)
    And for the history books: Floyd the Barber in Andy Griffith. You just don’t get much stupider.

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