Some minor Gravity Falls and LOST spoilers below.
Soos from Gravity Falls and Hurley from LOST have a remarkable number of similarities.
- Both are fair-skinned Americans of Hispanic descent.
- Both go by nicknames (Hugo "Hurley" Reyes and Jesus "Soos" Ramírez)
- Both are overweight.
- Both have brown hair and scraggily half-beards.
- Hurley was abandoned by his father during childhood and raised by his mother, a short, more obviously Hispanic woman. Soos was abandoned by his father during childhood and raised by his grandmother, a short, more obviously Hispanic woman.
- Both are Catholic.
- Both dress similarly.
- Both are not traditionally smart and serve as the "asks questions for the audience's benefit" character.
- Both are reoccurring characters on a science fiction/fantasy series with ongoing mysteries and frequent easter eggs and references.
Have any of the creators of Gravity Falls commented on the similarities between the characters?