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Fictional Characters from New York

Name these famous fictional characters who were born in New York or moved there.
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First submittedFebruary 15, 2014
Last updatedOctober 9, 2019
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Character
Superhero who got bit by a radioactive spider
Spiderman
Grouchy monster of "Sesame Street" who lives in a garbage can
Oscar the Grouch
Central Perk waitress who married Ross twice
Rachel Green
Nunchuck-wielding ninja turtle
Michelangelo
Male model who started a center for kids who can't read good
Derek Zoolander
1920s bootlegger who had great parties at his Long Island mansion
Jay Gatsby
"Catcher in the Rye" narrator
Holden Caulfield
Delivery boy who was frozen and woke up in the year 3000
Philip J. Fry
Gluttonous green ghost who haunted the Sedgewick Hotel before getting busted
Slimer
Jerry Seinfeld's weird next-door neighbor
Cosmo Kramer
Cosmo-sipping sex columnist who buys expensive shoes
Carrie Bradshaw
Little girl of children's books who lives on the tippy-top floor of the Plaza Hotel
Eloise
Head writer for "The Girlie Show"
Liz Lemon
Sicilian gangster who became "The Godfather"
Vito Corleone
"Lovable" icon of 1950s TV married to Cuban band leader
Lucy Ricardo
Handsome ad exec of "Mad Men"
Don Draper
African-American couple who moved on up to the East Side
George and Louise Jefferson
Telepathic X-Men leader
Charles Xavier
New York cop who defeated Euro-terrorists in "Die Hard"
John McClane
He's the cop that won't back down when there's trouble all around.
Shut your mouth!
John Shaft
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level 36
Apr 28, 2014
Liz Lemon is actually from White Haven PA and technically Gatsby is from North Dakota, he did change his though.
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level 54
Jul 16, 2015
And did they ever actually confirm that Gatsby was a bootlegger? I thought his past was shrouded in mystery, and that bootlegging was just one of the theories that the women at the first party were talking about.
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level 36
May 8, 2014
As far as im aware ross and rachel only ever got married once in friends, drunk in vegas, they never actually got married again.
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level 54
Sep 29, 2014
On the show, just the once, but I believe it is implied in the Joey spinoff that they do make it work this time: "All my friends are married and having kids" or something similar.
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level 54
Jul 16, 2015
I agree. It's just the one time in Vegas.
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level 73
Jul 13, 2015
Was expecting Jerry Seinfeld to be an answer, but then realized that he's not fictional. At least Kramer was included. Quintessential TV show set in NYC (IMHO).
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level 65
Jul 21, 2015
Aww - was hoping for a Nero Wolfe clue. Best fictional character from New York!
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level 46
Aug 26, 2015
its hard to concentrate with Nick Carraway smirking away at you like that
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level 61
Jun 13, 2017
Confused Gatsby with the Wolf of Wall Street because I had the image of DiCaprio in my head.
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level 78
Dec 13, 2018
yeah jack dawson should work
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level 43
Feb 12, 2018
why doesn't mikey work?
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level 68
Jan 20, 2019
The youthful age makeup of the quiz taker demographic is well reflected in "Lucy" being under 50%.
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level 76
Oct 6, 2019
I seriously had to know that it's spelled "McClane" instead of Maclean?
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level 78
Oct 7, 2019
I got it with just "John"
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level 80
Oct 6, 2019
And we seriously should know that the fictional show was called "The Girlie Show", not "Girly"
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level ∞
Oct 6, 2019
Okay
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level 70
Oct 9, 2019
Would you please accept Great Gatsby as well as Jay Gatsby
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level ∞
Oct 9, 2019
Okay
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level 71
Oct 10, 2019
Bonus: If you don’t know which TMNT wields the nunchucks and just start guessing, you’ll get “Don Draper” while trying “Donatello”. (Allowing first names only is very generous!)
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level 61
Oct 11, 2019
That's how I got that answer. I've never seen Mad Men.