Summary of Character
The Thing (Benjamin Jacob "Ben" Grimm) is a fictional character, a founding member of the superhero team known as the Fantastic Four in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in The Fantastic Four #1 (Nov. 1961). His trademark orange rocky appearance, sense of humor, blue eyes, and his famous battle cry, "It's clobberin' time!" makes him one of comics' most recognizable and popular characters. The Thing's speech patterns are loosely based on those of Jimmy Durante.
Michael Chiklis portrayed The Thing in the 2005 film Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
In 2011, IGN ranked the Thing 18th in the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.
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Appearances in Show
- Episode 14 The Thingy: The 1982 film gets spoofed in the ad.
- Episode 17 Two and a Half Man: The Thing's catchphrase is heard in horse language.
- Episode 23 Avenger Time: Right near the end, Jake (Adventure Time) appeared looking like The Thing.
- Episode 26 Superhero 6 Motel: Himself appearing at the motel.