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File this trivia away to impress your friends

CNN Living posted an article called, “Real names of 23 fictional characters.” Since you’re a cartoonist, you’re probably expected to know certain facts that the general public doesn’t about various cartooning-related trivia, so file these two away for such a time when you can bust them out at the oohs and aaaawws of your non-cartooning friends.

4. In the Peanuts comic strip, Peppermint Patty’s real name is Patricia Reichardt

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17. The unkempt Shaggy of Scooby-Doo fame has a rather proper real name — Norville Rogers.

Community Comments

#1 BOB QUICK
June/14/2010
@ 8:25 pm

I don’t know about impressing my friends…but I was surprised to discover that the Pillsbury Doughboy was married with two kids.

#2 Ted Dawson
June/14/2010
@ 10:09 pm

And leave us not forget Forsythe P. Jones.

#3 Vince LoGreco
June/15/2010
@ 9:42 am

Jughead’s “real” name is Forsythe? Interesting. While I did know Shaggy’s name, I didn’t know Peppermint Patty’s name. Thanks!

#4 August J. Pollak
June/15/2010
@ 10:26 am

I remember winning at Trivial Pursuit once because I knew Zonker from Doonesbury’s real name was Edgar Harris.

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