13 Surprising Original Names Of Iconic Comedy Characters

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13 Surprising Original Names Of Iconic Comedy Characters

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Sometimes, a character's name gets changed before they get really famous, and the original one is soon forgotten. Let us remind you of 13 of those original names:

Tom and Jerry

COMEDY NERD Tom and Jerry's initial names were pretty different: they were Jasper and Jinx. In their first-ever cartoon, Puss Gets the Boot, Tom was named Jasper and Jerry was apparently called Jinx. CRACKED.COM

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Judy Zappossoppazzappossopaz

COMEDY NERD Parks and Rec's Judy Zappossoppazzapposso paz was originally Zappos. As Mike Schur says: I wrote Zappos backwards and it was Judy Zappossoppaz. Then I liked Zappossoppaz so much that I added that whole thing and it became Judy Zappossoppazzappossopaz. CRACKED.COM

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Everybody Loves Raymond

COMEDY NERD The kids' names in Everybody Loves Raymond were originally different. They were Ally, Gregory, and Matthew, after Ray's real-life kids Alexandra, Gregory, and Matthew-but Ray then decided he didn't like the names to be so close. CRACKED.COM

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SpongeBob Squarepants

COMEDY NERD SpongeBob Squarepants wasn't always SpongeBob - he was SpongeBoy. But they had to change the name for the dumbest reason ever: a mop company had already copyrighted it. CRACKED.COM

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Sheldon

COMEDY NERD Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory was actually originally named Kenny. But they changed that to Sheldon in homage to great TV producer Sheldon Leonard. CRACKED.COM

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Pugsley Addams

COMEDY NERD Pugsley Addams from The Addams Family was going to be called Pubert. But, alas, the network said no to that name, so it got changed. CRACKED.COM

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