Most of the characters on my top 5 T.V. characters list have been lacking in the intelligence department, but this one takes the cake. Charlie Kelly is dumb. He's dirty. He's addicted to inhalants. He lives in poverty. He can't read or write. But he's one of the most brilliant characters on television.
Charlie is one of the main character's on FX's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." He co-owns a pub and works as the pubs custodian. Charlie mind works in a way so different from most of the world that words can barely describe it. Here's a quote from the episode "Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life"
Dee: What were you even doing in that crawlspace, Charlie?
Charlie: Well, for starters, I was minding my own business. I was also trying to do a little light reading, and then I was putting some cheese in the rat traps.
Dee: You were putting the cheese in the rat traps?
Dee: Can I smell your mouth?
Dee: You were eating the cheese, weren't you? Out of the rat traps.
Charlie: No—well, yes—I mean, I was eating the old cheese to test it to see why the rats weren't eating it.
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