Can be a figurative or literal ball that creates profound stupidity in the person with the misfortune of holding it.
It is often used by writers to fuel the episode of the week when they can no longer think of a worthwhile plot driver.
-A tell for this is when you scream at a character, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING? NO, STOP THAT!"
Any Actor that appears in an infomercial.
Can be thought of as a game of Hot Potato but with one's competence on the line.
Actor with the Idiot Ball:
"Too stupid to figure out how to use a blanket? Get a Snuggie!"
Villain with the Idiot Ball:
"Before I kill you Mr. Bond, I will tell you how to stop my plan for world domination."
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