There are many famous fictional characters that we know by first name basis or by nicknames.

Casper aka Casper McFadden

Casper aka Casper McFadden

Casper — the friendly ghost — is the only ghost you would like in your home. The ghost-child initially started off as a storybook back in 1945 and later in 1950 made it on to TV – the character even had a comic book series. But none of these revealed his real name.

It wasn’t until the 1995 film Casper that we finally found out that Casper’s real name is in fact Casper McFadden and prior to his death he was in fact a 12-year-old boy.

It seems the ghost who inhabits a haunted house along with three other adult ghosts isn’t like other ghosts (who love to haunt the living) and is what made the countertype little fella so popular.

Oh, and if you want to know how Casper died. You will be pleased to know he died of Hypothermia after going sledging and staying out even though his father told him to come inside.

Comic Book Guy aka Jeff Albertson

Comic Book Guy aka Jeff Albertson

The name “Comic Book Guy” was initially used by the writers of The Simpsons until they could decide on an official name for the guy. The story goes that they intended to name him on his first appearance on the American animated sitcom but after delays on deciding on a name the name Comic Book Guy stuck.

On February 6, 2005, Simpsons fans had an eagerly awaited surprise while watching the episode named: “Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass” when in a conversation between Ned Flanders and the Comic Book Guy, the Comic Book Guy says to Ned Flanders, “My name is Jeff Albertson, but everyone calls me ‘Comic Book Guy’”.

Created Matt Groening actually wanted to name him Louis Lane but he simply wasn’t there the day the writers came up with his name.


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