Cartoons, by their very definition, are exaggerations. When human beings are animated, they’re almost never drawn with realistic proportions. The Simpsons all have four fingers. Arnold from Hey Arnold has a head shaped like a football. All the Peanuts kids’ heads are so big, it would be impossible for them to walk upright in real life. Heck, cartoon characters don’t even have to be humans at all! They can be talking animals, or extraterrestrials, or a completely fantastical creature from someone’s imagination.
So, what happens when you edit an exaggerated cartoons to make it look like a real person? Things get creepy. You might love Homer Simpson more than your own children, but I guarantee that if you met Real Life Homer Simpson, you’d run away screaming.
Here are 15 of your favorite cartoon characters, ruined forever. (via Bored Panda).
1. Homer Simpson
Someone hasn’t been eating his spinach. Instead, he’s been eating cigarettes.
3. Mr. Burns from The Simpsons
All the money in the world can’t reverse centuries of inbreeding.
4. Charlie Brown
How does he get that shirt on? Must zip up from the back.
5. Fry from Futurama
Someone woke up from cryo-sleep a bit too early.
6. Tweety Bird
This was the first time Sylvester ever said, “You know what? I lost my appetite.”
7. Mickey Mouse
M-I-C-K-E-Y G-A-V-E M-E B-U-B-O-N-I-C P-L-A-G-U-E
8. Super Mario
Mario started hitting the bottle to wash away the memories of so many stomped Koopas.
9. Spongebob & Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants
Who lives in an vacant lot under the sea? Sponge-bob Scare-pants!
10. Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
This is a reminder that society needs to do more to care for aging Ninja Turtles.
11. Stewie Griffin from Family Guy
It wasn’t the easiest birth.
12. Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story
Guess the space suit doesn’t protect against solar radiation.
13. Bert from Sesame Street
Today’s episode is brought to you by the letter “C”, which stands for “Conehead.”
14. Fred Flintstone
We’ve found the missing link.
15. Cookie Monster from Sesame Street
Jim Henson never should have let Guillermo del Toro direct an episode.
h/t: Bored Panda