17 “Fictional” TV Characters Based on Real People

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Abed Nadir from Community


We’d have never guessed that the hilarious and socially awkward Abed was based on a real person! The character was inspired by show creator Dan Harmon‘s friend, Abed Geith. Even though Danny Pudi did a stellar job of portraying the character, Dan originally wanted Abed to the play the role himself. Can’t help but wonder how that could’ve played out…

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