Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday's List - Fictional Characters Names

So you think you're smart?  BuzzFeed and Mental Floss wants to know if you know the names of all those fictional characters you grew up with.
  1. The Pillsbury Doughboy - real name, Poppin Fresh.  His wife's name is Poppie.  Children? Popper and Bun Bun.  The Fresh family cat and dog are named Biscuit and Flapjack, respectively.
  2. The Quaker Oats man is referred to by staff at Quaker Oats as "Larry."
  3. Captain Crunch is named Horatio Magellan Crunch.
  4. Mrs. Butterworth's first name? Joy
  5. Jeff Albertson is the Comic Book Store guy on The Simpsons.
  6. The mom from Futurama is named Carol, some say after Carol Brady
  7. The policeman who takes people to jail in Monopoly is Officer Edgar Mallory.  Your cellmate in the jail? Jake the Jailbird.  And of course, the man with all the money is Rich Uncle Pennybags.
  8. Woody from Toy Story has a last name - it's Pride.
  9. On Sesame Street - Mr. Snuffalupagus has a first name - it's Aloysius.  Cookie Monster's first name is Sid.  Guy Smiley is a stage name - his real name is Bernie Liederkrantz.
  10. Peppermint Patty from Peanuts? Her full name is Patricia Reichardt.  And the teacher with the speech problem is Miss Othmar.
  11. Mr. Clean's first name is Veritably.  Yes, his name is Veritably Clean.
  12. If you are formally addressing Barbie, please refer to her as Barbara Millicent Roberts.  If you're looking for Ken in the phone book, you're going to need to know his last name is Carson.
  13. The patient with the interesting ailments in Operation is Cavity Sam.
  14. The Man with the Yellow Hat (from Curious George) is named Ted Shackleford.
  15. Bruce Wayne is of course, Batman.  The Penguin is Oswald Cobblepot.  Wonder Woman is Diana Prince.  
  16. A second "Larry" on the list - the bird from Twitter.
  17. Mr. Peanut is also known as Batholomew Richard Fitzgerald-Smythe.
  18. Bibendum is the name of the Michelin Man.
  19. The Queen from Snow White is also known as Queen Grunhilde.
  20. Jughead from the Archie comics is of course, a nickname for Forsythe P. Jones III.
  21. "Please don't squeeze the Charmin" was the plea from Mr. [George] Whipple.
  22. The Church Lady's given name is Enid Strict.
  23. Casper the Friendly Ghost's family name is McFadden.
  24. His friends call him Geoffrey, but the Toys R Us spokesanimal is known as Dr. G. Raffe.
  25. Shaggy from Scooby Doo is named Norville Rogers.  And Scooby's full name is Scoobert.
  26. MacGyver's first name is Angus
  27. The A-Team's leader's full name is Bosco Albert Baracus
  28. Turtle from "Entourage" is Salvatore Assante.
  29. Though we never saw all of him, Wilson's full name in Home Improvement was Wilson W. Wilson, Jr.
  30. Bull Shannon's (Night Court) first name was Nostradamus
  31. The Skipper from Gilligan's Island and Captain of the Minnow was Jonas Grumby, while the Professor was Professor Roy Hinkley.
  32. "Sorry, I have just one more question" - Lt. Columbo's first name was Frank.

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