Based On Real? 15 Cartoon Characters Who Have Roots In The Real World

It's important to embrace the weirdos in your life. Some of television's finest cartoon characters were inspired by the unlikeliest goofballs: an angry bartender, a creepy television clown, Devo.

So the next time your 12-year-old neighbor breaks into your home and demands you kick him in the ass, as hard as you can… start sketching. You might have an MTV megastar on your hands. 

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Chuckie Finster The goofy, bespectacled toddler's character design was based on Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh.

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Krusty The Clown CRACKEDCON Matt Groening grew up watching Rusty Nails, a TV clown who was ubiquitus in Portland. His autobiography was titled 'Send

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Mr. Magoo CRACKED COM Animation director John Hubley created the bumbling grump as a combo of comedian W. C. Fields and his own uncle.

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Carl Fredricksen CRACKED CON 85-year-old Seattle resident Edith Macefield refused a $1 million offer on her home, which was in the way of a developm

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Betty Boop CRACKED COM Singer, actress, and original boop-a-dooper Helen Kane once sued the animation studio for ganking her style. A judge ruled ther

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Moe Szyslak Louis Deutsch, New Jersey bartender and former boxer, was a favorite target of a couple of prolific prank callers. Recordings of the calls

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Popeye CRACKED COM Popeye creator E.C. Segar designed his iconic character based on pugnacious local townie Frank Rocky Fiegel.

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Rocko CRACKED COM The original pitch for Rocko's Modern Life was ia young anthropomorphic Woody Allen' -which fittingly implies that Allen lacks hum

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Shrek French wrestler Maurice Tillet suffered from late-onset thicc bonez, which gave him his unique appearance in adulthood.

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Butters CRACKEDCON South Park animator and producer Eric Stough was childhood pals with Matt Stone and Trey Parker. His innocence and sheltered upbrin

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Ursula The Sea Witch is based on singer, actor, and drag queen Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead. Specifically, it was his turn as Edna Turnblad in Ha

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Fred Flintstone The Flintstones is a pretty direct parody of The Honeymooners, SO Fred is naturally based heavily on Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden. G

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Nelson Muntz CRACKED COM The perennial haw-hawer is based on John Bender from The Breakfast Club, played by Judd Nelson. Both are tough-guy jerks who

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Harley Quinn CRACKED COM Writer Paul Dini saw his old college buddy, Arleen Sorkin, playing a jester in a weird little flashback on Days of Our Lives.

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Butt-Head SKULL CRACKED.COM Mike Judge once lived next to an annoying little kid who called himself Iron-Butt: 'Supposedly, you could kick him in the