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The sheer number of names for a useless person, a shlemiel, a shlemazel, a shmendrik, a pisk malocheh, and much worse, all very colorful.
“If you had to choose between shmendrik and shmerrel and shmegege—”
Actually, Mr. Carell's character has a bit of the shmendrik about him because he seems quite stupid, and he is a hopeless shlimazl, with obvious bad luck.
Oy vey, it's just me and Arlen Specter for the GOP Jews, and Specter got invited to their shande little party, that shmendrik.
I just wish the lady luck in not ending up looking like a ’shmendrik’ herself.