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What cartoon characters have medical conditions?

Asked by filmfann (40262 points ) May 3rd, 2012

I suspect many well known cartoon characters have hidden physical or mental heath conditions. Can you give us your theories on some of these, and what you would prescribe?
For example, I suspect Popeye suffers from Bursitis, and needs an anti-inflammatory. I mean, just look at those elbows!

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Elmer Fudd had post nasal drip.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Donald Duck has flat feet.

Trillian's avatar

Yosemite Sam has anger and control issues. Probably some time in therapy would be well spent, and some zanex.

ragingloli's avatar

They all have severe deformities.

jerv's avatar

Many of the girls in anime have lower back problems.

SuperMouse's avatar

Wile E. Coyote certainly suffers from narcissistic personality disorder and has delusions of grandeur.

bkcunningham's avatar

Olive Oyl is anorexic. Andy Capp was an alcoholic.

marinelife's avatar

Porky Pig stutters.

syz's avatar

Wimpy has an eating disorder.

chyna's avatar

Sylvester the cat spit when talked.

JLeslie's avatar

Pepe Le Pew might be a sex addict. He definitely needed to learn to keep his hands to himself.

Fred Flinstone needed some over eaters anonymous help.

syz's avatar

The obvious one is the seven dwarfs….
Eeyore is clearly depressed, Tigger may have ADHD.
Charlie Brown seems to have avoidant personality disorder.

ucme's avatar

Mickey Mouse suffers from myballsneverdroppeditis judging by the annoyingly high pitch tone of his voice.

rebbel's avatar

Wile E. Coyote has dyspraxia.

ragingloli's avatar

Batman is insane, Spiderman is insane, Superman is insane, Captain Colonies is insane and so are all the other superheroes in colourful skin tight full body outfits.

syz's avatar

^ Those guys suffer from megalomania. And maybe exhibitionism (i.e., the tights).

Brian1946's avatar

Pluto suffers from devolution disorder.

He used to be a bipedal canine like his brother Goofy, but then some rabid creationists shot him with a bullet made from the radioactive element atavisticium, and the poor guy reverted to a quadrupedal barker.

Sunny2's avatar

Bugs Bunny has a severe overbite and needs braces on his teeth.
Mr. McGoo’s eye problems are well known. He needs a new glasses prescription.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

This isn’t medical, but Mickey Mouse is leaving Minnie Mouse. She was fucking Goofy.

syz's avatar

^ Groan!

linguaphile's avatar

Speedy Gonzales, my sometime alter ego here:
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Super-sized ADHD!!!

gailcalled's avatar

Lil Abner was on steroids.
Daisy Mae was callipygous.
Lucy is a sadist; Charlie Brown is a machocist; Schroeder is high-function autistic.
Garfield is morbidly obese.

SuperMouse's avatar

Cathy has body dysmorphic disorder.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Felix the Cat has Graves’ Disease or is at least hyperthyroid.

john65pennington's avatar

Scrooge McDuck was money crazy or moneymania.

flutherother's avatar

Almost all of them suffer from a form of obsessive compulsive disorder.

flutherother's avatar

Homer Simpson has jaundice.

gailcalled's avatar

^^True. And Marge has an eternally long bad hair day.

syz's avatar

@flutherother Best one yet!

downtide's avatar

The Roadrunner is addicted to speed (the bird-seed is laced with it).

Yetanotheruser's avatar

Popeye’s nemesis Bluto has gigantism.

SuperMouse's avatar

There is a virtual cornucopia of cartoon characters with speech impediments, Popeye, Mushmouth (Fat Albert), Sylvester the Cat (thanks @chyna). Foghorn Leghorn, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig (thanks @marinelife), Road Runner (all he ever says in meep, meep), Donald Duck, Goofy. Cartoon characters are a speech language pathologist’s dream!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh this is a GREAT question!

Cinderella suffers from delusions of grandeur. It never happened! Sorry to bust your bubble, kids.

filmfann's avatar

I suspect Daffy Duck suffers from a bipolar disorder.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Fred Flintstone abuses Viagra.

linguaphile's avatar

When I was little, my favorites were Animal, Dopey and Tinkerbell- they didn’t talk, so I decided they were deaf, like me!

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