Fictional Character Names You Didn’t Know – Rick’s Top 5 [VIDEOS]
One is a board game character. Another is a famous doll with her own Malibu Dream House. And let's not forget the Captain on a famous cereal box.
You have seen many of these characters on T.V. and you may even know part of their name.
But, believe or not, these 'people' actually have full names that, until now, you might not have ever known.
So, let's peel back the curtain and take a trip to Oz, play some Monopoly and hang with Barbie.
Here is my list of fictional characters and their names you didn't know.
This board game was originally made in 1965 by Milton Bradley and now is being produced by Hasbo. It's a game that teaches hand-eye coordination and motor skills. But, did you know that the 'patient' with the Moe Howard haircut actually has a name? Believe it or not his name is Cavity Sam.
Before Cher, Madonna or even Aretha, Barbie was the original gal who was known by just one name. But, just like her counterpart Ken, every girls first doll has a last name. An American business woman named Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of Barbie in 1959. It is made by Mattel, Inc and has had one of the longest on again off again relationships with her friend Ken. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. And for you huge trivia fans, like me, Ken's last name is Carson.
The Cap'n has been invading our T.V.'s and our homes since 1963. The character was created by Jay Ward and the first commercials were produced by Jay Ward Studios. Since I'm an avid animation/cartoon freak, I would be remiss if I didn't let you know that Jay Ward was the creator of one of my all-time favorite cartoon character's, Bullwinkle. The first Cap'n Crunch commercials were set aboard the "Good Ship Guppy," along with a four child crew (Alfie, Brunhilde, Carlyle, and Dave) and the canine Sea Dog. There mission, should they choose to accept it, was to keep the cereal safe from the Cap’n’s nemesis, Jean LaFoote, the Barefoot Pirate. The Cap'n's voice was provided by Daws Butler (Yogi Bear/Huckleberry Hound/Elroy Jetson). Crunch, by the way is the Cap'n's last name, but for those who are interested, his full name is Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch.
Monopoly is based on a game called "The Landlord's Game' and goes back as far as 1904. In 1934, Charles Darrow presented his version of The Landlord's Game, called Monopoly, to Parker Brothers and the rest is history. Over the years there have been many variations on the board game, featuring T.V. Shows, movies and even NASCAR. Through all the incarnations one thing remains the same, everybody's favorite Mascot Rich Uncle Pennybags. What most people don't know is Mr. Pennybags first name is Milburn.
The Wizard (of Oz)
Pay no attention to the 'man behind the curtain.' Yeah, he is the great and powerful Wizard of Oz. But, I doubt Dorothy, or even Toto for that matter, would take the Wizard seriously if they knew his full name. Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs. Now there's a word puzzle I would like to see on Wheel of Fortune.