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Bad Spin-Off Characters


They suck.

They grate at your very core.

They are poor attempts to bring in new viewers or change a failing or stale plot line. Need ratings? Invent a new bit character to save the day. It’s like pouring gasoline into a head wound.

Scooby Fucking “Dumb”?? He’s always bothered me. And now I get to relive the experience through my kids. Scrappy Doo was bad enough (and the other ‘Doo’ family members weren’t really regulars, thankfully).

Worst spinoff characters ever?

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
They suck.

They grate at your very core.

They are poor attempts to bring in new viewers or change a failing or stale plot line. Need ratings? Invent a new bit character to save the day. It’s like pouring gasoline into a head wound.

Scooby Fucking “Dumb”?? He’s always bothered me. And now I get to relive the experience through my kids. Scrappy Doo was bad enough (and the other ‘Doo’ family members weren’t really regulars, thankfully).

Worst spinoff characters ever?[/quote]

You have kids?

I want to contribute to this thread, but I can’t think of any spin-off characters other than the show Joey.


Splenborg?

The bionic dog, which was a sidekick to the bionic woman (Lindsay Wagner version).

I would say ewoks could be pretty far up there as well as Jar Jar.

The Marvin and Wendy characters in the 80s superfriends were seriously lame too.

I was going to say robin. Who the fuck is Robin, everybody knows batman is da man.

Any show starring anyone from ‘Friends’.