Remember these dumbest moments? Here are some of the highlights of stupidity in 2004.
Winner, Dumbest Moment, Marketing
Winner, Dumbest Moment, Marketing
The (plastic) lady is a tramp.
In an attempt to freshen the image of its iconic doll, toymaker Mattel announces that Barbie has dumped her boyfriend, Ken, after 43 years of anatomically incorrect bliss. The makeover - which also includes a version of the doll with a new car, a darker tan, and an Aussie surfer-dude boyfriend named Blaine - results in critics deriding the doll as "Sleazy Easy Barbie" and, worse, U.S. sales dropping 26 percent in the third quarter.

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