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17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names  

Hannah Rae Dillon
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List Rules Vote up the movie characters with the best, most eye-rolling names.

A pun is like a little puzzle. When your brain first hears or reads it, it scrambles to figure out the joke. When the puzzle is solved, you'll either groan and roll your eyes, or laugh, and search for an opportunity to drop it into your next dinner party conversation. Writers work hard to artfully convey the symbolism of their characters, and sometimes they end up with very obvious, eye-roll worthy puns that, if nothing else, serve to keep us entertained. Some films are so cartoonish that the pun name feels appropriate and fun, other times, it's a trite placeholder that somehow slipped through the cracks.

Regardless of whether you're pro-pun or anti-pun, we can all appreciate the inventiveness of a successfully punchy pun name. Especially when the alternative is a ludicrous secret name, or John

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Alotta Fagina is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
Alotta Fagina in 'Austin Powers: Man of Mystery'
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Pussy Galore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
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Frank N. Furter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
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Edward Nygma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
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Liv Moore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
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Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
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Lili Von Shtupp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
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Miles in 'Baby Driver' ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
Miles in 'Baby Driver'
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Plenty O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
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Basically All Of The Tow... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
Basically All Of The Townsfolk In ‘Hot Fuzz’
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Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
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Jack T. Ripper In ‘Dr. S... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
Jack T. Ripper In ‘Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’
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Villanelle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
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Truman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
Truman in 'The Truman Show'
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Kilgrave In 'Jessica Jon... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
Kilgrave In 'Jessica Jones'
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John Shaft is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
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Agent Zoil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 17 Characters With Groan-Worthy, Yet Applause-Worthy, Pun Names
Lorenzo Zoil in 'Paul'