Unless they're presented to us from the get-go, we don't often think about the origins of some of our favorite pop culture creations. For most of us, the characters we watched, or the rhymes we heard, or the characters we played in games were just sort of ... there. No explanation needed.

Unfortunately, though, there's an explanation for all of it -- and most of it teeters on the edge of boring to just plain bad. With the help of image wizard AuntieMeme, here are the worst offenders:

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CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST SURe IS A HAPPY LITTITLE SPOOK BUT In HIS EARLY YEARS HE WAS SUICIDAL. Howtowin YE FRIENDS Love and YE PEOPLE In his first a

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CABBAGE PATCH KDS weRe THE MusT-HAVE TOY OF THE 1980s. AND IF THEY weREn'T BOUGHT, THEY'D BecomE SLAVES. According to a 1984 Christmas special, storyb

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POP, GOES THE WEASEL IS A nurserY RHYME And IT'S ABOUT BEING SO POOR YoU PAWN YOUR SUIT. HOCK YOUR.. WIGS LOCKETS G FALSE TEETH WITH GOLD FILIMS 25%

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ODIE Is GARFIELD'S GOOFY, DIM-WIITTED DOG FRiend. ANd HE'S been ABANDONED. WHAT'S YOUR DOG'S NAME OPIE B-10 C ODIE. A DOG NAMED ODIE... Odie originall

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THERE WEREN'TANY RESERVOIRS OR DOGS In RESERVOIR DOGS. THE name comES FROM Quentin TARANTINO MOCKING A FRENCH movie. Before making movies, Tarantino w

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CHUCK e CHEESEIS THE mouse MASCOTFOR KIDS, GAMES, & PzzA HE STARTED OUT A CIGAR- CHOMPING, PANTSLESS RAT. WHEW. IT TOOK you LONG ENOUGH... WAS RUWMING

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EVERYONE KNows THAT RAGE MAKeS THE HULK STRONG. BUT THE THING THAT STARTED HIS FITS OF RAGE? CHILD ABuSE. NO CHILV YOUK AGE SHOLLD BE ABLE TO BUILD SO

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