What inspired these ?

I’m always intrigued about what inspired a certain movie character or a comic book hero. And when the answer is something you would have never guessed. You get blown away, that’s the feeling I get with this.

Hopefully I can show you what I mean with a few of the most iconic character’s in entertainment and other subjects. You might know some these characters or other subjects but do not worry I will do my best to provide you with all the information I can.


Oscar The Grouch (As shown in Sesame Street)

The famous sesame street character, Oscar The Grouch. His origin come`s from a restaurant in Manhattan called Oscar`s Tavern. It was not the restaurant that inspired the director Jon Stone but the waiter who served him.

He was said to be a impolite and grouchy. Later Stone used him as source for his material. That man will remain immortal and remembered as Oscar The Grouch.


Freddy Krueger

The fictional character from the box office hit movie, The Nightmare in Elm Street, Freddy Krueger was a nightmare of every kid, teens dream. And Director Wes Craven did a great job in portraying him as just that. He wasn’t truly inspired from a mass murder who could enter your dreams and kill you with his long sharp claws. Something far more worse then that…. it came from Directore/Writer Wes Craven’s personal life. Freddy Krueger was inspired by a school bully who harassed Wes in his high school days. Must be cool to have a mass murdering horror character inspired by yourself, good job school bully.


Men are from Mars

In a speech writer John Gray was trying to explain the difference between women and men. The audience was expecting something great and he delivered. He talked about the Steven Spielberg movie, E.T. He said men are from Mars like E.T, the planet of the warriors and that women are from Venus, the planet that represents love and affection. The audience ended up loving all of it, so he named his book after it.



The motor work company from Munich, have a very iconic logo. The origin is based on the fact that the Bavarian Motor Works once manufactured airplanes.  That is why the logo has resemblance to a aircraft propeller.