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Five of the Creepiest Real Life Versions of Famous Cartoons

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 15th 2010 6:03PM
The real life Mr. GarrisonIn TV, there are two distinct worlds: our world and the cartoon world. So far, we've gotten along pretty well because, for the most part, cartoons have kept their animated butts in their world.

We don't allow it to happen very often because when cartoons try to invade the real world on those rare occasions, the transference is nightmarish. Their distorted animated features and expressions can make 'Eraserhead' look like an Olson Twins movie.

Here are five of the creepiest looking and sounding real life cartoon crossovers that will have you bleaching your brain with the magic of Clorox 2.

'Scooby Doo' from 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back'
Kevin Smith's flesh and blood translation of the famed mystery solvers put a dark spin on the motives of Fred, Thelma, Daphne and Shaggy, thanks in part to Jay's drug addled mind. The only thing creepier is the deleted version that features Scooby Doo with a rather large, um, "Scrappy Doo." That particular scene isn't on the Internet because forcing your viewers to curse their ability to see can have a dramatic effect on web traffic.

'Family Guy' on 'Mad TV'

Fox golden boy and animator dominator Seth MacFarlane gave his own creation a live action treatment on an episode of 'Mad TV'. Thank God it didn't catch on. Translating 'Family Guy's' regular level of bloody comedy violence is like watching 'Bad Boys II' with an intentional laugh track. Plus, casting little Stewie would be a problem since babies don't talk and only half of them aren't evil. The closest they could get was by putting diminutive cast member Bobby Lee in red overalls and scalp makeup that looks like a butt with six cheeks.

'Beavis and Butthead' on 'Step by Step'

This sub-par Patrick Duffy sitcom committed a lot of crimes against entertainment, but they came very close to committing an actual crime against copyright infringement when they introduced two characters that looked, sounded and acted suspiciously like two other animated characters. They are physically and viscerally frightening, but not so much when you compare them to the average high school teenager who impersonated them all throughout the 90's.

'South Park' on 'Dutch Comedy Central'

Whenever I watch footage of foreign television, It's almost completely uninhibited by the niggling nitpicking of network censors and the humorless FCC. Curse words are fair game. Violence is rarely left to the imagination. And the nudity, oh that sweet, sweet nudity. However, this recent ad for 'South Park' from the Netherlands makes me wish I could give FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski a big bear hug. (WARNING: This clip is very NSFW, even by 'South Park's' standards.. so we'll just link to it and provide a still below.)

The Real South Park from Dutch Comedy Central

'The Simpsons'
Speaking of foreign television, here's a bit of Spanish broadcasting that attempts to bring the iconic Homer and Marge Simpson into our real living rooms. The only problem is their blank expressions and giant bug eyes parks them square in the middle of our darkest, yellowest dreams.

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April 26 2010 at 6:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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I really liked the Dutch South Park, and Jay and Silent Bob. the real Family Guy wasn't remotely funny at all, which probably was the point- but it was not rendered well. The Spanish live action Simpsons was like a drug trip wish they'd had subtitles.

April 16 2010 at 10:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Scarred for life now.

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