5 Things Hollywood Gets Wrong About Smart People

  • katma 20 Eyl 2017
  • There are a lot of things we don't expect Hollywood to understand: technology, relationships, how the common person lives ... but you'd think they'd at least know how represent smart people, right? (Spoiler alert: wrong.)
    For more movie over-analysis, check out Obsessive Pop Culture Disorder, with Daniel O’Brien: trclips.com/video/SupNaQeJrq0/video.html
    CLICK HERE for more HONEST ADS spoofs - goo.gl/xHchf2
    CLICK HERE for WE'RE NOT ALONE - goo.gl/cC9L5o
    CLICK HERE for ROM.COM: The Series - goo.gl/5mabAx
    CLICK HERE for AFTER HOURS: goo.gl/Nrg6Jh
    CLICK HERE for TODAY'S TOPICS: goo.gl/1jxB44
    CLICK HERE for ESCORT MISSION: goo.gl/19YnL7
    CLICK HERE to Subscribe to THE CRACKED PODCAST: goo.gl/qmdLnT
    On iTunes: goo.gl/MYjkoi
    See more www.cracked.com
    LIKE us on: facebook.com/cracked
    FOLLOW us on: twitter.com/cracked
    FOLLOW us on: cracked.tumblr.com
  • KomediKomedi

YORUMLAR • 5 354

  • Dorothy Bellion
    Dorothy Bellion Gün önce

    because of Einstein, for a long time after smart guys were portrayed as being super bright in whatever they studied, but unable to tie their own shoes. Then it switched to smart guys who are experts in everything but in how not to be an asshole

  • slash vs world
    slash vs world 6 gün önce

    I agree with most of this except the part about smart people not being outspoken about it. Believe me they are, alot of the time... complete dicks about it. 😝

  • Laurel F.
    Laurel F. 12 gün önce

    Glad to see you criticize Bill Nye. He acts like all of his opinions are superior and scientific just because he's "the Science Guy," and he can be quite insulting to anyone he doesn't agree with.

  • Sherbaan Naab
    Sherbaan Naab 17 gün önce

    Regarding the smart/genius people.
    Yes, the smarter you are, the more aware and stuff you are.
    But the characters you mention border on our are geniuses. And it's understandable for geniuses to be dicks. Not because they are extremely smart, but because they see the world differently and interact with it differently than us. It's like you if you had to deal with children the whole time. Tell me you wouldn't get annoyed.
    Plus, you don't differentiate between smart and genius in your comment.

  • Sherbaan Naab
    Sherbaan Naab 17 gün önce

    "The ability to repeat thing other people wrote down doesn't necessarily mean you are smart."
    It kinda does, though. Because smart people read a lot and have good memory. And they remember what other people wrote down because they know how to learn from other people's wisdom.
    Sure, you can memorize some stuff, but you will end up not saying it, because you won't get the chance, or say it, but it might not be relevant to the discussion.

  • Mauro Daniel D'Ambrosio
    Mauro Daniel D'Ambrosio 17 gün önce

    Most smart people only become mean (some, not all nor most) when you mess with their area of expertise

  • Kick butoxy
    Kick butoxy 19 gün önce

    So you know more about smart person 😂😂

  • Stephen Holt
    Stephen Holt 24 gün önce

    What about the use of Chess and Go?

  • rbcallmeblue
    rbcallmeblue 26 gün önce

    I just scream out a snippet of my thought before writing it down

  • Esther Fichtenholz
    Esther Fichtenholz 27 gün önce

    I'm sorry but how dare you call Tony Stark an asshole

  • Katy Kluck
    Katy Kluck 28 gün önce

    The real Alan Turing was known for being a little weird and very kind and dedicated to work by his colleagues

  • Nelster
    Nelster Aylar önce

    Kevin Spacey in the Usual Suspect is actually wicked smaht.

  • Conrad Bate
    Conrad Bate Aylar önce

    6:25 I think this one is wrong. I devoted 5 years developing "hard" software concepts (self constructing computer systems) that came to me in an instant, as a hunch, while doing something else. And yes I dropped everything and ran off to check I could make it. And yes I did make it. And no I didn't release it. Why? Because everyone I showed it to couldn't understand it. Odd but true. So it's shelved until someone else breaks the new ground then I'll release it.

  • mshesh16
    mshesh16 Aylar önce

    Bill Nye isn't just not an expert in every field of science. He's not an expert in *any* field of science. He is an actor.

  • Sam Studios
    Sam Studios Aylar önce

    I find it funny that for a video about movies, the thumbnail is clearly of a TV show

  • brofenix
    brofenix Aylar önce +1

    Wasn't that funny imo but somewhat insightful that movies portray smart people as mean many times and good at almost everything they try.

  • Shane Kennedy
    Shane Kennedy Aylar önce +1

    Having this cabbage host a comedy show is like having Mike Tyson play the baby jesus in a pre-school nativity play

  • Razor Scwahg
    Razor Scwahg Aylar önce

    Maybe smart people aren't portrayed as being mean rather the persona of being mean is what gets audience appeal. After all, who here loves Bruce Banner, M.D., Ph. D., for his friendly attitude?

  • Lorelei S
    Lorelei S 2 aylar önce

    The bill nye issue is often called the halo effect in which we trust people of authority on all fronts because their and expert in one area. Sound off who else is like this;

  • Phillip Rhoades
    Phillip Rhoades 2 aylar önce

    I like that book-Sherlock couldn't even remember that the Earth is round

  • nonh1
    nonh1 2 aylar önce

    Another cliché: smart people must enjoy nothing but children stuff (comic books, cartoons, video games) or nothing but high culture (poetry, opera, ballet). I.e., they must be either a Sheldon Cooper or a Frasier Crane.

  • Chris Davison
    Chris Davison 2 aylar önce

    While I have to agree on the point that people with a very high IQ don't know everything, I know from myself that I'm very good at a lot of things I never even studied and I understand a lot of things that are very complicated. Many people always tell me that I'm always right about everything, no matter if it's medicine, physics or other topics.

  • AllOrEverything History
    AllOrEverything History 2 aylar önce

    Just because I love paleontology doesn't mean I love annotating and close reading, ok teachers!?

  • Edward Yang
    Edward Yang 2 aylar önce

    You can't expect people who aren't smart themselves to know what being smart is like.

  • Toby Taylor
    Toby Taylor 3 aylar önce

    Will had an idetic memory. He just memorized it because he read it.

  • Willow Fitzgerald
    Willow Fitzgerald 3 aylar önce

    How are you not going to include Dr Spencer Reid bc that character seems to know everything about everything

  • Sandra Willman
    Sandra Willman 3 aylar önce

    One of my fav’s so far. Good job.

  • gary h
    gary h 3 aylar önce

    This is good shit homie

  • matthew styles
    matthew styles 3 aylar önce

    I know this channel is dead but u really need to make ur earware than u think makes u looks so kool and edgey more symetrical

  • Ebit Lagger
    Ebit Lagger 3 aylar önce

    Your points are mostly good except 7:00
    Do names like Leonardo Davinci,or Newton ring any bell? :)

  • Pieguy 91
    Pieguy 91 3 aylar önce

    Most of reddit is dumb but think they’re smart

  • Kodok Buluw
    Kodok Buluw 3 aylar önce

    Or do stuff like u did on ur video...

  • Will Torres
    Will Torres 3 aylar önce

    They're usually not Benedict Cumberbatchy looking

  • Inkmoon
    Inkmoon 3 aylar önce

    No but that point about being good at everything is too real
    I mean just bc I am good at learning languages doesn’t mean I’m a genius writer or even have an ok memory (which is ironic)

  • Zozepe
    Zozepe 3 aylar önce

    The worst thing about the jerk-type genious myth is that people trynna act like jerks and snobs to seem more inteligent

  • dan lowe
    dan lowe 3 aylar önce

    My issue is with screenwriters/producers who have built empires on the concept that the hero should be the asshole (or vice versa) [see Zach Morris is Trash].

  • Me Justme
    Me Justme 3 aylar önce


  • Julie Porter
    Julie Porter 3 aylar önce +5

    The last one always bugged me because I am considered gifted when it comes to Literature and did well in English courses. Because of that I love to study subjects like History, Psychology, Philosophy, and other Humanities.
    But I am an idiot in Math and many sciences. I frequently failed those classes and getting my undergraduate degree was put off until I earned my Math credits.
    Most people I know are usually one or the other not both.
    In fact the only person I ever heard that was gifted in both fields was Lewis Carroll. He was a Mathematics professor who wrote several treatises on difficult problems but he was also a brilliant linguist who wrote nonsense poems that had extensive word play and of course his Alice books are brilliant satire and clever language.

  • nexus1g
    nexus1g 3 aylar önce

    The smug nature doesn't come from the vast amount there is to know when compared to what they know, but themselves having to deal with the relative stupidity of society.

  • Timothy Amerman
    Timothy Amerman 3 aylar önce

    The smartest person I know barely speaks, smiles a lot and makes his own drugs which he puts in his butt.

  • Dmandavin
    Dmandavin 3 aylar önce

    The more you know about a subject, the more you realise how little you know about said subject.
    Something you learn when you become somewhat of an expert on a subject

  • Also Yes
    Also Yes 3 aylar önce

    Do you want Star Wars movies with senate debates about trade agreements? Because that's how you get Star Wars movies with senate debates about trade agreements

  • Jonathan Reed
    Jonathan Reed 3 aylar önce

    Great video! So many stupid tropes I never noticed. Remember that all these scripts were written and performed my mostly uneducated people, so there you go... (However, your gender politics are showing. The bit about men explaining jokes on twitter was annoying -- is that even a thing? Also, you should tone down your presentation style -- too feminine and millennial, with excessive eye-rolling and use of the word "like." then again, I'm an asshole, so....)

  • Zak Kaufman
    Zak Kaufman 3 aylar önce

    Another thing about smart people that is often mistaken is that they always wear glasses, have a stack of books with them, and know things that are essentially no one really cares about

  • José Dirks
    José Dirks 3 aylar önce +1

    Lucious from batman was a civil engineer... it is closely related to all the things he did.

  • Bardo
    Bardo 3 aylar önce

    Eh intelligence doesn’t make you less or more of a nice person. Personality, environment and parental upbringing will shape how we act as people. For example BBC Sherlock is an dick because he grew up as a lonely child with hyper intelligence and a elder brother who was far smarter than he is, and also whilst the character claims he is a high functioning sociopath it is commonly accepted that he is on the autistic spectrum. This explains his inability to understand basic human interactions and social skills.

  • Gonçalo Amaro
    Gonçalo Amaro 3 aylar önce

    The more I look into it, the more I think that how cool or a dick you are is completely unrelated to how smart you are.

  • schniekeschnalle
    schniekeschnalle 3 aylar önce +2

    "What are smart people hiding?"
    "Mental illness."

  • Richard Ball
    Richard Ball 3 aylar önce

    This is important work you are doing... FEAR THE NERDS!

  • Godfrey of Bouillon
    Godfrey of Bouillon 4 aylar önce

    I still remember when Cracked used to be really, really funny. What the hell happened?

  • Adagio Breeze
    Adagio Breeze 4 aylar önce

    Highly intellectual people are often portrayed as arrogant and ignorant

  • Nihaal Sandim
    Nihaal Sandim 4 aylar önce

    We dont go to school to memorize things we go to understand but still we are bust not understanding but memorizing

  • Tasia Carll
    Tasia Carll 4 aylar önce

    Spencer Reid and Penelope Garcia from criminal minds

  • Peter Vogel
    Peter Vogel 4 aylar önce

    Quoting books is to show that they're well read..which tends to go with smart..smart introverts especially

  • Noahs Combat Club
    Noahs Combat Club 4 aylar önce

    I cant memorize entire books let alone famous quotes but I can have a well educated debate with fellow historians and we both kinda go like well yeah thats a possibility but until theres enough evidence to prove it we are just stuck with the current history books.

  • Noahs Combat Club
    Noahs Combat Club 4 aylar önce

    Some people specialize in military and combat tactics others specialize in criminal justice others in English math or science. We are all geniuses in our own way. But some of us are just plain stupid.

  • zombieknight96
    zombieknight96 4 aylar önce

    The giant plates of glass for writing on never really make sense but whiteboards are very good for getting ideas onto. You can see more

  • Will Hall
    Will Hall 4 aylar önce

    In fairness, Elizabeth Shaw really fucked up that alien head autopsy.

  • E. V.
    E. V. 4 aylar önce

    Additionally, many intelligent people are also disorganized, and will write on any available surface if they think of something clever. I know several intelligent people who use glass for that purpose. One guy has a mirror in his room to write down complex physics equations in the night. It's not a sign of intelligence to write on glass, but it's a valid thing some smart people do.

  • E. V.
    E. V. 4 aylar önce

    Actually the thing about having a Eureka moment - it's a recognized thing. While it may not have been an accurate representation of the historical event, they do happen all the time. If you stop consciously considering a problem your subconscious processes it faster and when it's finished or when you get the last bit of information, you have a Eureka moment. It's not necessarily a sign of intelligence, but a sign of someone thinking hard about something.

  • David M
    David M 4 aylar önce +2

    You missed my favorites: the geniuses who need to hack into something, anything, and with ten keystrokes (one for each finger), "I'm in!"
    The only exception was the one-season show Limitless, based on the movie. When the hero needed to learn to hack, he admits it took a couple of days before showing us "I'm in!"

  • Observer675
    Observer675 4 aylar önce +9

    It doesn't help that most education systems grant success by the ability to recite rather than problem solve

  • NoNut November
    NoNut November 4 aylar önce +1

    Being extremely intelligent (like IQ 190 kind of smart) is honestly a curse to some people, it usually comes with other disorders like OCD or Aspergers, I think the most accurate form of genius in Tv or movie I’ve seen is Sheldon (to a point of course they get a lot wrong) but he doesn’t get a lot of social things, he is awkward and even he has to sometimes sit for hours thinking about 1 thing

  • Matthew Olsen
    Matthew Olsen 4 aylar önce +1

    Go to a engineering college building or physics departments and you will see people writing on windows everywhere

  • chris price
    chris price 4 aylar önce

    Cracked was so good. I can't believe they tanked it. Alas...

  • dronepride
    dronepride 4 aylar önce

    One of the first statements you make is that Will Hunting by the "movie's logic" is good at memorizing quotes from history books because he is good at math. And "A figure of memorizing history textbooks makes you a good mathematician..."
    My question is: have you seen the movie? Or rather have you understood it? Because one of the key statements the movie makes, is that Will is in fact not much more intelligent or smarter than most other people but has an eidetic memory. Therefore he is able to remeber most of everything he reads or sees, which helps him to perform "well" in most tasks or at least makes him think so which is shown well in the scene where he tries(!) to psycho-analyse his therapist and actually fails, because he has knowledge from books, not from experience, or combinatory intelligence. This is why he has problems to bond with people and face his actual problems. The scene you show and kind of quote is one where Will does the exact same thing as the guy before him, just for a different reason. He is shown to be just as petty and competitive as the other guy and therefore, according to one of you later points "just as 'dumb'".
    À propos that point: maybe the interesting, or important people or characters about whom movies or tv-shows get made were mean, or just not nice, OR maybe an extremely intelligent person who is able to solve almost every problem AND is nice to everyone is just not that interesting as a charakter. You know... Sheldon Cooper with people skills is just kind of... eh...

  • Matthew Hewitt
    Matthew Hewitt 4 aylar önce


  • cdreid9999
    cdreid9999 4 aylar önce

    Try to remember that one in 100 people you know literally has a genius iq. It may be your mechanic. Or that guy Everyone you know realises is superintelligent. It may be that person who cant seem to get life right.

  • Volatility
    Volatility 4 aylar önce

    *insert an “im 12 nd i have a 152 iq and i agre with this vidoe” comment here*

  • A guy that talks nonsense

    I also find it annoying that bookworms are automatically smart and educated, just because books are good per se. But it is never questioned what content is read, how the content is understood and how the content is used to help the protagonist in his story. In fact, in the 18th century books were considered as today video games and the internet, causing violence, making the youth lazy, nectlecting social life and killing imagination. And today reading a great fantasy story makes you super smart, but playing or watching a great fantasy story makes you dumb. Watching TRclips all day is bad (In a nutshell, Ted) but reading all day is good (Fifty shades of Grey). Sorry for my bad english.