It’s been quite some time since we’ve done a theme week here on the Wiki Corner – so this week, our theme is “Real Names of Fictitious Characters”! We’re starting out with Cap’n Crunch, whose real name is…Horatio Magellan Crunch! The Cap’n has an entire backstory, which I was unaware of – he was born on Crunch Island in the Sea of Milk, and he captains the Good Ship Guppy. Cap’n Crunch was created by Jay Ward Productions, who had also designed the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons. The original Cap’n Crunch flavor was developed by a flavorist named Pamela Low in 1963, and the original recipe has been unchanged since its launch.
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