You're sitting down and reading a comic book, watching a movie, listening to a song, enjoying a TV show, or some other piece of media. You're thoroughly entertained and love what you just consumed. It was so hilarious or imaginative or creative or whatever it is you were looking for with this piece of art. “Where do they get these ideas?" you wonder, aloud, to no one.

Sometimes those ideas come from dreams, past experiences, or something deep within the mind of the creators. Yet sometimes it comes from other places. Sometimes ideas just come from boredom, laziness, or just plain spite.

Sometimes mutants exist because a creator was lazy. Sometimes a character is killed off a show tragically because the voice actor was too expensive to keep. And sometimes a song is recorded to just poke fun at The Beatles.

Learn more about those and other works within popular culture that were born for the most bizarre reasons.

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