Monday, November 3, 2014

A Short List - Fictional Characters Real Names

This is a quick one (I was going to say a quickie but that would have gone in a whole different direction). So here's a bit of a challenge. What follows are 14 full names of characters from cartoons, the world of toys, television and the like. See how many you already know before you read the full post. Resist the temptation to plug them into the internet. If you can get five you are a genius. Here we go:

Barbie (the doll)
Cap'n Crunch (the cereal)
Peppermint Patty from the comic strip Peanuts
Snuffleupagus from Sesame Street
The Rich Uncle Moneybags from the board game Monoploy
The Michelin Man (Guy made out of tires)
The Skipper on Gilligan's Island
The Professor of Gilligan's Island
Shaggy of Scooby Doo
The Pillsbury Dough Boy, his wife and his two kids
The patient in the game 'Operation'.
Mr. Clean's first name.
Comic Book Guy in 'The Simpsons'.
The full name of the wizard in 'The Wizard of Oz'.

Okay here are the answers:

Barbie - Barbara Millicent Roberts

Cap'n Crunch - Captain Horatio Crunch

Peppermint Patty - Patricia Reichardt

Snuffleupagus's first name - Aloysius

Monopoly Rich Guy - Milburn Pennybags

Michelin Man - Bibendum

The Skipper - Jonus Grumby

The Professor - Roy Hinkley

Shaggy - Norville Rogers

Doughboy - Poppin Fresh, Wife - Poppie Fresh, Kids - Popper and Bun Bun

Operation Patient - Cavity Sam

Mr. Clean's first name - Veritably

Comic Book Guy - Jeff Albertson

Wizard - Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Emmanuel Ambroise Diggs

How many did you know? 

1 comment:

  1. I would greatly appreciate any input with regard to the actual names of cartoon characters (or otherwise) that you know. I am collecting a data base of these names. Nerdy, but what can I say.