Can you guess the original names of iconic TV and movie characters?

The household names we never knew.

It's tough to think of the most iconic characters by any other name, but some of the biggest household names were actually changed at the last minute, discarding the original name chosen by the writer to prefer the version you've heard referenced all these years. This includes TV characters like Lucy and Ricky, movie icons like Indiana Jones, and many others.

Think you can figure out which name was actually the original name intended for these famous faces? Good luck!
  1. On I Love Lucy, Ricky Ricardo was originally going to be called:
  2. On Happy Days, Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli was originally going to be called:
  3. In the Star Wars movies, Luke Skywalker was originally going to be a female character called:
    Image: 20th Century Fox
  4. In the Indiana Jones movies, Indiana Jones was originally going to have which last name?
    Image: Paramount Pictures
  5. On All in the Family, Archie Bunker had a different last name at first, to go with the show's different original title. What was it?
    Image: Sony Pictures Television
  6. In the Back to the Future movies, Emmett Brown was better known as Doc. What was his nickname originally going to be?
    Image: Universal Pictures
  7. In Breakfast at Tiffany's, Holly Golightly was originally going to be called:
    Image: Paramount Pictures
  8. In the Toy Story movies, Buzz Lightyear was originally called:
    Image: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
  9. On Seinfeld, the neighbor Kramer was originally going to be called:
    Image: Sony Pictures Television
  10. On Barnaby Jones, Barnaby Jones was originally going to have which last name?

Can you guess the original names of iconic TV and movie characters?

Your Result...

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Terrence 36 months ago
Should have did better, but after all, who is going to get a perfect score........................6/10
EjB 36 months ago
5/10 the only one I knew for sure was Kramer.
nerakr 36 months ago
4/10. Not bad considering I only knew the first one.
jerischopp 36 months ago
I did worse than all of you! 2/10
Lon 36 months ago
9/10. Good guessing on half of them
Terrence Lon 36 months ago
yeah right
Greg 36 months ago
4/10 was just guessing boy some of the originals are just bad Larry Lopez and Mash lol. Writers sure love their alliteration for names don't they.
Kirsten 36 months ago
4/10 I knew #s 3 and 5, correctly guessed #s 6 and 9.
Dawn 36 months ago
Wow, I did terrible on this quiz. 4/10
Lucyneenah19701 36 months ago
6 out of 10. I had already know that Ricky Ricardo was originally going to be called Larry Lopez. But the rest were just guesses.
Corey 36 months ago
They couldn't call Fonzie Mash because of M*A*S*H.
Barry22 36 months ago
2/10, no idea what I was doing.
AndrewHass 36 months ago
I was 3/10 but considering i guessed on most of them i think i did okay.
Jeffrey 36 months ago
I got 2 out of 10 correct, which is really bad for me.
cperrynaples 36 months ago
6/10! Knew some, guessed at others!!!
Dicazi 36 months ago
In the first Stig mahazine, they had a feature on Star Wars.
His original last name was Starkiller, but his first was still Luke. Still male.
Dicazi 36 months ago
4/10.
I usually only do that badly at music quizzes.
MrsPhilHarris 36 months ago
5/10 Only knew Larry Lopez and Kessler.
anthony 36 months ago
5/10.The only one's I knew were Kramer/Kessler and Archie Bunker/Justice.The rest were guesses.
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