While watching your favorite movies and shows or playing your favorite video games, at some point you probably wondered how exactly these projects came about. Sometimes, you spend years meticulously crafting your masterpiece. Sometimes, lightning just strikes in a bottle. Sometimes you meet a fan you want to give a special shoutout to. And sometimes, you just want to get back at an ex. 

The artistic process is a multi-layered endeavor, is what we're saying. Lotta ins, lotta outs. Adaptations change characters for better or worse, and we end up like iconic baddies Hans Gruber, for instance. We here at Cracked never tire of these stories, always looking to peek behind the vinyl siding of the walk-in and see how the sausage is made.

Turns out, not nearly as gross as real sausage. There are cool origin stories behind a lot of your favorite movie characters, actors, and even catchphrases. Like:

The Scooby Gang was based on the characters in a 1960s TV show. It was called The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, and it was a teen sitcom that the creators of Scooby-Doo basically just lifted the main characters from. CRACKED.COM

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