It struck me the other day that Beaker is the original Kenny. They both talk in a way that is unintelligable to anyone except those close to them (Professor Bunson for Beaker; Kyle, Stan, and Cartman for Kenny) and they both die every time they appear. Well, ok, so Beaker didn't "die", but it was as close as the FCC and the time period would allow.
Matt and Trey ripped off the Muppets!!!