Sometimes you think you know people, and then BAM. Suddenly, we realize that they are not at all who we thought they were. Everything collapses, and our landmarks with it. The friends, ok, we accepted. The series characters who hide their games until the end, we tolerated. BUT TO LEARN, ONCE AN ADULT, THAT WE DON’T REALLY KNOW THE IDENTITY OF THE CHARACTERS IN OUR CHILDHOOD CARTOONS IS NO. TOO HARD.
1. Mickey Mouse
His real first name : Mortimer Mouse. Ah well, we are clearly in two rooms, two atmospheres. It’s like the guys everyone calls “Bob” (cute and lively) when their real first name is Robert (dull and unmodern).
2. …And Minnie
His real first name : Minerva Mouse. Same thing as for Mickey, from cute little mouse, we go to the first name half-witch, half-cat woman. Like what, a first name is important. Stop looking for originality with your names straight out of hell, and be cool with your children. Please.
His real first name : Scoobert Dooby Doo. So it has nothing to do with the scoubidous? The child version of me is very disappointed.
4. … And Shaggy (Samy, in the French version)
His real first name : Norville Rogers. How to take 20 years in the face in a few seconds.
5. Stewie Griffin (Family Guy)
His real first name : Stewart Gilligan Griffin. Yeah, Stewie is still so much easier to wear.
6. Chuckie Finster (Les Razmoket)
His real first name : Charles Crandall Norbert Finster III. Oh yeah anyway. This name justifies a request for third time for exams, without a doubt.
7. Krusty le clown (Les Simpson)
His real first name : Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofsky. hhHHHAAAAAANNNNnn. Sorry, I was catching my breath. A name as creepy as the character itself. The creator of the series fell asleep on his keyboard, or what is it?
8. Arthur Read
His real first name : Arthur Timothy Read. Arthur-Timothee Read. What if we made a promise to stop compound names forever? It’s not against you, Jean-Eude, Pierre-Henry, Marie-Charlotte, and Anne-Cécile, but admit that you still have first names to wear tasseled moccasins, right?
9. Jimmy Neutron
His real first name : James Isaac Neutron. It’s okay, it’s still stylish. Unlike this old haircut at the crossroads between a hanger hook and a relatively fresh dung.
His real first name : Barbara Millicent Roberts. So, there … My arms fall. Whole hours spent in front of my TV wondering what the best Barbie movies were, without ever asking me the question of her first name. Life is full of surprises.