17 Fictional Characters Who Almost Definitely Can’t Read

Try to picture them holding a book. You can’t.

But that doesn't always include book smarts, or even basic reading skills. Which fictional characters are most likely functionally illiterate?

Gizmo

Gizmo

Reasoning: Some kind of animal; lives in a box.

Warner Bros.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Reasoning: Kidnaps Wendy so she can read to the Lost Boys; lives in lawless, post-apocalyptic society.

Disney

Big Bird

Big Bird

Reasoning: Canonically five years old; suspended in state of perpetual partial-literacy to act as surrogate for pre-literate children learning to read at home.

Sesame Workshop


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