People Who Were "The" Something

Each of the blanks is a first name. Guess what they are.
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Last updated: August 30, 2018
First submittedAugust 25, 2010
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History
William the Conqueror
Ivan the Terrible
Vlad the Impaler
Erik the Red
Attila the Hun
Robert the Bruce
Jack the Ripper
Edward the Confessor
John the Baptist
Richard the Lionheart
Billy the Kid
Children's Television
Oscar the Grouch
Bob the Builder
Kermit the Frog
Thomas the Tank Engine
Dora the Explorer
Casper the Friendly Ghost
Marvin the Martian
Movies
Conan the Barbarian
Jabba the Hutt
 
Comic Books
Ming the Merciless
 
Music
Mack the Knife
Minnie the Moocher
Books
Gandalf the Grey
Winnie the Pooh
Zorba the Greek
 
Video Games
Sonic the Hedgehog
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Level 59
Apr 23, 2013
Not a book, but "Jimmy the Greek" was a Las Vegas sports bookmaker.
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Level 60
Apr 24, 2013
I also tried Jimmy the Greek.
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Level 53
Aug 5, 2013
Missed 2. I was stuck on Jimmy the Greek too. He did write a book and was the subject of a couple. 1975 Baseball Handbook by Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder- I think he should be added as an acceptable answer. Never heard of Minnie the Moocher...
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Level 74
Jan 21, 2014
Ah, poor Minnie...she messed around with a bloke named 'Smokey'. She loved him, though he was cokey. He took her down to Chinatown, and he showed her how to kick the gong around...
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Level 46
Nov 5, 2015
She had a dream of the King of Sweden. He gave her things that she was needin'.
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Level 80
Nov 5, 2015
Minnie was the only one I'd never heard of, as well.
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Level 61
Nov 5, 2015
Watch the blues brothers, you wont regret it.
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Level 50
Nov 12, 2016
I once knew a hooker named Minnie Mazzola.
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Level 70
Jul 22, 2017
Sounds like the first line of a Limerick.
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Level 77
May 2, 2014
I was thinking Nick the Greek from Lock Stock
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Level 34
Feb 5, 2016
I tried Nick the Greek too even though I knew it wasn't a book :P
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Level 72
Mar 7, 2016
He was also, unfortunately, kind of a racist. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Snyder_%28sports_commentator%29
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Level 53
Jun 9, 2019
I do believe he wrote books on gambling... I tried him too.
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Level 71
Apr 24, 2013
Zorba the Greek was the only one that kept me from getting them all in a minute.
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Level 80
Apr 24, 2013
I have no idea who Minnie the Moocher is but I almost guessed Minnie on a lark, then decided to press the "give up" button instead. oh well...
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Level 74
Oct 6, 2013
Watch Blues Brothers immediately!
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Level 71
Sep 6, 2020
Agree . everyone should watch the Blues Brothers . you will not be disappointed.
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Level 56
Feb 25, 2015
Cab Calloway's famous song "Minnie the Moocher".
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Level 59
Oct 31, 2015
Never seen the Blues Brothers??! You really should. Definitely in my top ten of all time.
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Level 80
Nov 5, 2015
I have seen The Blues Brothers. Good flick. But it was so long ago I don't recall any of the songs in it.
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Level 32
Apr 24, 2013
And I only know The Greek (no first name) from The Wire...
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Level 52
Nov 5, 2015
Series One the Greek owned the diner where Omar's boy Brandon was playing pinball. Series Two the Greek was Spiros who was the big baddy.
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Level 37
Jan 26, 2018
Zorba the Greek was also a movie starring Anthony Quinn and Irene Caras.
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Level 54
Apr 24, 2013
No Marvin the Martian. :(
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Level 74
Apr 24, 2013
I too got stuck on Jimmy the Greek. Totally spaced on "the Tiger" wrote Eye of just to see...
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Level 40
Apr 24, 2013
Gandalf really should be in Books, not movies.
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Level ∞
Oct 28, 2015
Okay, moved him to books.
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Level 46
Nov 5, 2015
And Zorba really should be in movies, not books, since the movie is much more familiar than the book.
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Level 65
Sep 17, 2016
I bet more people have seen Gandalf the Grey in the movies than read about him in the books?
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Level 20
Apr 24, 2013
Right when I saw what this quiz was going to be, I was like, ok, I am going to get at least one right.. Alexander the Great.. but noooope...?
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Level 80
Apr 25, 2013
but there were lots and lots of people known as "the great."
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2019
And some of them werent all that great ;)
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Level 36
May 31, 2013
Maybe allow Mac? i know it sounds silly but i didnt guess mack
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Level ∞
Oct 28, 2015
Mac will work now
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Level 60
Jun 20, 2013
gandalf should be in the books section, eh
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Level 59
Nov 14, 2013
Jabba the Hutt threw me. I kept trying Pizza...
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Level 38
May 12, 2014
He ate himself to death
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Level 78
Nov 30, 2013
Wow, all these people have the same middle name.
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Level 72
Oct 29, 2015
That's funny. I actually used to bowl with a Vietnamese guy who's middle name was The. It was pronounced "tay", but in writing it looked like his name was Lee the Do.
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Level 65
Sep 17, 2016
There was a boy at my school whose name was Random. Random Villain. True.
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Level 34
Jan 25, 2014
Did anyone else write 'Branden the Builder' from Game of Thrones?
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Level 57
Nov 5, 2015
Not exactly children's TV...
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Level 24
Jan 29, 2014
Was thinking about the Falconer song Jack the Knife, which is about Jack the Ripper.
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Level 54
Jun 1, 2014
Please move Gandalf to books - great books and cult reads long before the films came out. Also Thomas (a cult book for many young'uns perhaps....)
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Level 47
Jun 15, 2014
"Bran the Builder" should really be allowed. GoT nerd here xD
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Level 35
Jul 23, 2014
Would tend to agree, but as long as we're being nerdy was Bran the Builder ever mentioned in the show?
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Level 88
Oct 29, 2015
Even if he was, it certainly isn't Children's TV.
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Level 60
Jun 17, 2014
You should definitely accept "Pizza" for the "_____ the Hutt" clue. It fits the category perfectly.
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Level 35
Jul 23, 2014
First thing I tried without looking at the questiones was Howard, as in "the Duck". I guess it's probably OK he's not on here.
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Level 81
Aug 20, 2018
God awful.
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Level 43
Mar 9, 2015
could not come up with Kermit. It's ok, though, I only own the first three seasons of The Muppets on dvd, as well as three muppets movies.
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Level 82
Nov 1, 2015
Really really messed up mind, but it took me a while to get Gandalf. - No, not called "Christian the Grey" and no, it's not "Dorian the Grey" either. Damn. I *should* .. oh yeaaaah!
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Level 65
Nov 5, 2015
I missed Billy the Kid because I didn't scroll all the way down-Do'h! SMH
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Level 81
Nov 5, 2015
The Flash Gordon answer is the lowest? Are you kidding me? He'll save every one of us!
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Level 81
Nov 5, 2015
Mikki the Martian was on UK children's TV back in 1959 - too long ago to be an acceptable answer I guess. I barely remember it myself!
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Level 55
Nov 5, 2015
Could "Hank" be acceptable as an alternative answer for "the Knife"? There was a quite popular rock band in the Netherlands in the 1970s called "Hank the Knife and the Jets" - https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_the_Knife_%26_the_Jets
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Level 53
Nov 7, 2015
I'm Dutch and I haven't even heard of them. I think it would be far-fetched to accept that, while Mack the Knife is a classic song. Sometimes it's good that your answer doesn't work, because that stretches your knowledge :)
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Level 61
Nov 5, 2015
I propose that my name be included.
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Level 72
Nov 5, 2015
Anyone else try Kahlan for the Confessor answer?
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Level 60
Nov 6, 2015
Danny for the Red?
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Level 80
Nov 6, 2015
"The Body" could also be one, though that could be either Jesse Ventura or Elle MacPherson.
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Level 45
Nov 6, 2015
How about Eugene the Jeep (old Popeye character), Harriet the Spy (novel/movie character), Barney the Dinosaur (Children TV character) or Shaun the Sheep (British children TV/movie character)?
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Level 53
Nov 7, 2015
SHAUN for sure!!! :D Popeye the Sailor man, Skippy the bush kangaroo, Larry the Cucumber :)
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Level 65
Sep 17, 2016
Oh YES! "Skippy, Skippy, Skippy the bush kangaroo"!!! Got the books and videos!
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Level 45
Jun 28, 2016
Did anybody try Pizza the Hutt from Spaceballs haha
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Level 44
Jul 16, 2016
Just remembered Erik at the last moment
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Level 25
Jul 23, 2016
Alexander the Great?
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Level 46
Aug 6, 2016
Spelt Casper as "Caspar"... does it really matter?
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Level 36
Nov 11, 2016
Was anyone else thinking of Dave the Barbarian from Disney Channel?
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Level 34
Nov 12, 2016
Oscar the Grouch???????
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2019
The green one in the trashcan. Grouch didnt mean anything to me either, but I know oscar, and he is grouchy.
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Level 50
Nov 12, 2016
Sigh - how times change. Mack the Knife is coming in under 50%.
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Level 70
Jul 22, 2017
The Song 'Mack the Knife' was released in 1959, that is 58 years ago!..... how many songs of today will still be remembered by 50% of the quizzers in 2092?
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Level 65
Dec 20, 2016
It won't take Pepe the Frog...
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Level 40
May 8, 2017
How the Heck did I miss Dora D:
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Level 84
Aug 15, 2017
I typed Aegon the Conqueror before I typed William haha! Any A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones fans who did that?
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Level 73
Nov 15, 2017
History: Alexander the Great, Æthelred the Unready. Music: Mott the Hoople. Children's TV: Willo the Wisp, Ivor the Engine. Books: Tarka the Otter.
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Level 44
Nov 29, 2017
Alexander the Great I agree with. These other ones I’ve never heard before.
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2019
Definitely know Æthelred, not the others though. I do know will o'the wisp as a very old folkore entity. But not as a kids tv thing. (though almost everything from folklore has ended up being us in modern things (usually with 90% of its features stripped and definitely the backstory scrapped) like videogames and cartoons.
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Level 55
Oct 4, 2020
You just can't use "the Great" as a history clue. There are just too many. Alexander, Cyrrus, Catherine, Peter, just to name a few. Of course, if you want comment section full of "you should accept xy as a type in" ... :-D
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Level 59
Dec 31, 2017
Missed Gandalf. Not going to be able to sleep tonight
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Level 45
Feb 3, 2018
"People who were...." Kermit the Frog Jabba the Hutt Winnie the Pooh Sonic the Hedgehog Yes I'm sure they are all "People"
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Level 28
Feb 3, 2018
did you know Ivan the terrible killed his own son during an argument!
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Level 66
Feb 3, 2018
That is terrible.
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Level 62
Feb 3, 2018
I would've liked to see Charles the Hammer on here, that was my first guess without looking at the hints.
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Level 55
Oct 4, 2020
I'm pretty sure he is way more well know and Charles Martel, even in english. And despite it meaning the same, I just can't se "the Hammer" as a clue that can be reasonably expected to get more than a couple of percent.
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Level 27
Jul 25, 2018
LOL they accepted Pizza the Hutt
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Level 59
Dec 13, 2018
DEATH TO... well you know that's an answer, so no.
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Level 69
Dec 20, 2018
Kept trying "Lenny," but apparently there's some other Bruce out there...
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Level 57
Mar 12, 2019
Quick recommendation: Alexander the great. Fun quiz btw!
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Level 21
Mar 17, 2019
Tried Alexander the Great just cuz and it didn't work
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Level 56
Apr 25, 2019
Mehmed the Conqueror?
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2019
Never heard of bruce moocher merciless and the greek. Oscar is not know here with the grouch part (and is a very very rare character, not sure if he appears more in the us version of sesame street
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2019
Ronal the barbarian is a movie too and it is AWESOME you really should see it (and would be cool if it was added as an acceptable answer aswell, though conan is obviously fine as the main answer, got a bit more history)
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Level 84
Dec 6, 2019
I originally tried Maximus the Confessor. The title of confessor has been given to numerous individuals in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions. I believe it has usually been given to those who suffered for their faith but were not martyred.
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Level 55
Sep 29, 2020
When I saw "the Grey" I assumed it must be an alien character I'm unfamiliar with :-(