I’ve been watching my DVDs of Season 1 and 2 of “NewsRadio” this weekend. There was an episode where Bill MacNeil announced Catherine Duke’s age on the air on her birthday. She spent the rest of the episode trying to get back at him. She eventually gets ahold of a copy of his birth certifcate and learns not only his birth date, but that his real first name is “Evelyn”.
This prompted me to remember a similar situation with a couple of characters on “Night Court”. In one episode we learn that Dan Fielding’s real name is “Reinhold”, and in another episode Bull Shannon’s real name was revealed to be “Nostradamus” (after the famous hunchback ).
And of course there is “Cosmo” Kramer from “Seinfeld”, who only went by his last name for several seasons.
So, any other TV characters you can think of where during the course of the series we find out their “real name”?