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12th Dec '17 1:54:07 PM Star-Lady
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* Guppy in ''Series/ICarly'' - however, he's an example of TropesAreNotBad, and averts elements of the trope in that the series is not on its last legs by any means at the time of Guppy's introduction. The addition of Guppy was necessary to replace elements of older brother Gibby's character as Gibby matured, and Guppy has proven to be just as popular as Gibby. He wasn't shoved down our throats like some of the other aforementioned examples of this trope, having been in only five episodes. However, they were all in the same year and that could be proof that the writers stopped before he got a chance to become a [[TheScrappy scrappy]].

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* Guppy in ''Series/ICarly'' - however, he's an example of TropesAreNotBad, and averts elements of the trope in that the series is not on its last legs by any means at the time of Guppy's introduction. The addition of Guppy was necessary to replace elements of older brother Gibby's character as Gibby matured, and Guppy has proven to be just as popular as Gibby. He wasn't shoved down our throats like some of the other aforementioned examples of this trope, having been in only five episodes. However, they were all in the same year and that could be proof that the writers stopped before he got a chance to become a [[TheScrappy scrappy]].
30th Oct '17 8:56:32 PM DesertDragon
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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had Seven, who joined the show at the beginning of Season Seven ([[DontExplainTheJoke get it?]]) since the titular "Children" were both young adults by this point. The character proved so unpopular with viewers and writers alike that partway through the season, he became a BrotherChuck when he was removed with absolutely no explanation (though he had his FaceOnAMilkCarton for LampshadeHanging effect). The main issue with Seven was how ''Married with Children'' relied on a lot of adult humor that became...awkward when directed towards a child. Kelly and Bud were already teenagers in the first season, so the writers never had to account for someone so young as a regular before, which became painfully obvious.

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had Seven, who joined the show at the beginning of Season Seven ([[DontExplainTheJoke get it?]]) since the titular original "Children" were both young adults by this that point. The character proved so unpopular with viewers and writers alike that partway through the season, he became a BrotherChuck when he was removed with absolutely no explanation (though he had his FaceOnAMilkCarton for LampshadeHanging effect). The main issue with Seven was how ''Married with Children'' relied on a lot of adult adult/sexual/sadistic humor that became...became awkward when directed towards a child. Kelly and Bud were already teenagers in the first season, so the writers never had to account for someone so young as a regular before, which became painfully obvious.
30th Oct '17 8:53:08 PM DesertDragon
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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had Seven, who started as a Cousin Oliver (since both "children" were college-aged), who joined the show at the beginning of Season Seven ([[DontExplainTheJoke get it?]]). The character proved so unpopular with viewers and writers alike, that partway through the season he became a BrotherChuck when he was removed with absolutely no explanation (though he had his FaceOnAMilkCarton for LampshadeHanging effect). The main issue with Seven was how ''Married with Children'' relied on a lot of dark/adult humor that became uncomfortable when directed towards a child. Kelly and Bud were already teenagers in the first season, so the writers were never faced with having someone so young as a regular before, which became painfully obvious before long.

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had Seven, who started as a Cousin Oliver (since both "children" were college-aged), who joined the show at the beginning of Season Seven ([[DontExplainTheJoke get it?]]). it?]]) since the titular "Children" were both young adults by this point. The character proved so unpopular with viewers and writers alike, alike that partway through the season season, he became a BrotherChuck when he was removed with absolutely no explanation (though he had his FaceOnAMilkCarton for LampshadeHanging effect). The main issue with Seven was how ''Married with Children'' relied on a lot of dark/adult adult humor that became uncomfortable became...awkward when directed towards a child. Kelly and Bud were already teenagers in the first season, so the writers were never faced with having had to account for someone so young as a regular before, which became painfully obvious before long.obvious.
30th Oct '17 8:46:00 PM DesertDragon
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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had Seven, who started as a Cousin Oliver (since both "children" were college-aged), who joined the show at the beginning of Season Seven ([[DontExplainTheJoke get it?]]). The character proved so unpopular with viewers, and writers came to hate him so much, that partway through the season he became a BrotherChuck when he was removed with absolutely no explanation (though he had his FaceOnAMilkCarton for LampshadeHanging effect). The main issue with Seven was less to do with how he was supposed to be cute, and more to do with how ''Married with Children'' relied on a lot of dark/adult humor that became...uncomfortable when directed towards a child. Kelly and Bud were already teenagers in the first season, so the writers were never faced with having someone so young as a regular before, which became painfully obvious before long.

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had Seven, who started as a Cousin Oliver (since both "children" were college-aged), who joined the show at the beginning of Season Seven ([[DontExplainTheJoke get it?]]). The character proved so unpopular with viewers, viewers and writers came to hate him so much, alike, that partway through the season he became a BrotherChuck when he was removed with absolutely no explanation (though he had his FaceOnAMilkCarton for LampshadeHanging effect). The main issue with Seven was less to do with how he was supposed to be cute, and more to do with how ''Married with Children'' relied on a lot of dark/adult humor that became...became uncomfortable when directed towards a child. Kelly and Bud were already teenagers in the first season, so the writers were never faced with having someone so young as a regular before, which became painfully obvious before long.
30th Oct '17 8:43:54 PM DesertDragon
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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had Seven, who started as a Cousin Oliver (since both "children" were college-aged), who joined the show at the beginning of Season Seven ([[DontExplainTheJoke get it?]]). The character proved so unpopular with viewers and writers came to hate him so much that partway through the season he became a BrotherChuck when he was removed with absolutely no explanation (though he had his FaceOnAMilkCarton for LampshadeHanging effect). The main issue with Seven was less to do with the fact he was supposed to be cute, and more to do with how ''Married with Children'' relied on very sadistic, sexual, and other adult jokes that just seemed creepy when directed towards a child. Kelly and Bud were already teenagers when the show first premiered.

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had Seven, who started as a Cousin Oliver (since both "children" were college-aged), who joined the show at the beginning of Season Seven ([[DontExplainTheJoke get it?]]). The character proved so unpopular with viewers viewers, and writers came to hate him so much much, that partway through the season he became a BrotherChuck when he was removed with absolutely no explanation (though he had his FaceOnAMilkCarton for LampshadeHanging effect). The main issue with Seven was less to do with the fact how he was supposed to be cute, and more to do with how ''Married with Children'' relied on very sadistic, sexual, and other adult jokes a lot of dark/adult humor that just seemed creepy became...uncomfortable when directed towards a child. Kelly and Bud were already teenagers when in the show first premiered.season, so the writers were never faced with having someone so young as a regular before, which became painfully obvious before long.
30th Oct '17 6:23:34 PM LadyNorbert
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* April on ''Series/GilmoreGirls''. Even more annoying in that she is a science-and-math-oriented version of Rory in response to viewer complaints that they missed the younger Rory. Rory had great taste in music which kept her from being a total spaz, April was all nerd with very few (if any) redeemable traits. She caused a major tension in Lorelai and Luke's relationship.

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* April on ''Series/GilmoreGirls''. Even more annoying in that she is a science-and-math-oriented version of Rory in response to viewer complaints that they missed the younger Rory. Rory had great taste in music which kept her from being a total spaz, April was all nerd with very few (if any) redeemable traits. She caused a also was the source of major tension in Lorelai and Luke's relationship.relationship, which didn't endear her to the viewers any.



* Gloria on ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel''. The Valerie Bertinelli character.

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* Gloria on ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel''. The ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'' (the Valerie Bertinelli character.character) is possibly the oldest example on the list.



* Guppy in ''Series/ICarly'', although an example of TropesAreNotBad, plus averts elements of the trope in that the series is not on its last legs by any means at the time of Guppy's introduction, the addition of Guppy was necessary to replace elements of older brother Gibby's character as Gibby matured, and Guppy has proven to be just as popular as Gibby. He wasn't shoved down our throats like some of the other aforementioned examples of this trope, having been in only five episodes. However, they were all in the same year and that could be proof that the writers stopped before he got a chance to become a [[TheScrappy scrappy]].

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* Guppy in ''Series/ICarly'', although ''Series/ICarly'' - however, he's an example of TropesAreNotBad, plus and averts elements of the trope in that the series is not on its last legs by any means at the time of Guppy's introduction, the introduction. The addition of Guppy was necessary to replace elements of older brother Gibby's character as Gibby matured, and Guppy has proven to be just as popular as Gibby. He wasn't shoved down our throats like some of the other aforementioned examples of this trope, having been in only five episodes. However, they were all in the same year and that could be proof that the writers stopped before he got a chance to become a [[TheScrappy scrappy]].



* Sky, a late addition to the cast of ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', who appeared in the final three stories of the series as a regular before it was cancelled due to the death of its lead actress. Played straight and Sky is not necessarily a Cousin Oliver in the case of being an annoying addition, but she does qualify as far as being a young character added to a well-established cast that was growing older than their target demographic.

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* Sky, a late addition to the cast of ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', who only appeared in the final three stories of the series as a regular before it was cancelled due to the death of its lead actress. Played straight and in that Sky is not necessarily a Cousin Oliver in the case sense of being an annoying addition, but she does qualify as far as being a young character added to a well-established cast that was growing older than their target demographic.



* Speaking of [[SoapOpera soap operas]], they used this frequently as well. Summers frequently saw the addition of never before seen or mentioned distant relatives of veteran characters, or the rapid aging of children who were already on screen, all to kick off new teen-oriented storylines to engage a demographic that would now be home from school and able to watch.
* ''Series/ADifferentWorld'' brought in no less than six of these for its new freshman/sophomore class at the beginning of what turned out to be its final season--despite the fact that like ''{{Series/ER}}'', this would be necessary and logical as the older characters graduated and went on to graduate school/marriage/careers, true to form, the new characters failed to catch on and ratings plummeted until the show was canceled.

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* Speaking of [[SoapOpera soap operas]], they {{Soap opera}}s used this frequently as well.frequently. Summers frequently saw the addition of never before seen or mentioned distant relatives of veteran characters, or the rapid aging of children who were already on screen, all to kick off new teen-oriented storylines to engage a demographic that would now be home from school and able to watch.
* ''Series/ADifferentWorld'' brought in no less than six of these for its new freshman/sophomore class at the beginning of what turned out to be its final season--despite the fact that that, like ''{{Series/ER}}'', this would be necessary and logical as the older characters graduated and went on to graduate school/marriage/careers, true school/marriage/careers. True to form, the new characters failed to catch on and ratings plummeted until the show was canceled.



* Every once in a while an example comes along that defies the precedent, that's exactly what happened in ''Webcomic/ComingUpViolet''. As many readers know, the primary shtick with ''Webcomic/FurWillFly'' was that Brad was the only human living a world filled with furries. ([[spoiler:Well, at least until Brad sets a whole mess of pandimensional aliens [like himself] free from a detention facility, but that's neither here nor there]].) The comic's sequel changes this dynamic by introducing Dawn, a young -- incredibly normal -- teenaged girl to the mix. However, rather then being resigned to the Scrappy Heap, the fans love her and she adds quite a bit of character to the cast -- indeed, being an even bigger FishOutOfWater than Brad ever was. (May overlap with the SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute.)

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* Every once in a while an example comes along that defies the precedent, that's exactly what happened in ''Webcomic/ComingUpViolet''. As many readers know, the primary shtick with ''Webcomic/FurWillFly'' was that Brad was the only human living a world filled with furries. ([[spoiler:Well, at least until Brad sets a whole mess of pandimensional aliens [like himself] free from a detention facility, but that's neither here nor there]].) The comic's sequel changes this dynamic by introducing Dawn, a young -- and incredibly normal -- teenaged teenage girl to the mix. However, rather then being resigned to the Scrappy Heap, the fans love her and she adds quite a bit of character to the cast -- indeed, being an even bigger FishOutOfWater than Brad ever was. (May overlap with the SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute.)



** There's also Flim-Flam, the [[EthnicScrappy ethnic kid]] from ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'', though it's possible he may have been added as some sort of company bet to see if they could actually create something more obnoxious than Scrappy Doo.

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** There's also Flim-Flam, the [[EthnicScrappy ethnic kid]] from ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'', though it's possible he may have been added as some sort of company bet to see if they could actually create something more obnoxious than Scrappy Doo.Scrappy-Doo.



* Lola Bunny, although not a kid, was shoehorned into the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' lineage the same way a Cousin Oliver often is. Even to the point of her being a baby in ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes''... even though the gang didn't know her in ''Film/SpaceJam''.

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* Lola Bunny, although not a kid, was shoehorned into the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' lineage the same way a Cousin Oliver often is. Even They actually took it to the point of putting her being a baby self in ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes''... even though the gang didn't know her in ''Film/SpaceJam''.



* The animated version of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour Godzilla]]'' ([[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries not that one]]) added a baby called "Godzooky". A bit of an aversion, as Godzooky was based off of Godzilla's son Minilla, from the original films.

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* The animated version of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour Godzilla]]'' ([[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries not that one]]) added a baby called "Godzooky". "Godzuki". A bit of an aversion, as Godzooky Godzuki was based off of Godzilla's son Minilla, from the original films.



* Parodied / referenced in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', where "Little Cousin Spunky", the new child star added for the last season of Baby Doll's sitcom was also designed to resemble Cousin Oliver. (They even had [[CastingGag Robbie Rist]] in the episode, though he voiced another character.) Also subverted in this episode -- Robin watches the entire series trying to find clues; Spunky turns out to be the only enjoyable thing in the show... well, the only thing Robin liked, mostly because Baby Doll was his favored victim.

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* Parodied / and referenced in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', where "Little Cousin Spunky", the new child star added for the last season of Baby Doll's sitcom sitcom, was also designed to resemble Cousin Oliver. (They even had [[CastingGag Robbie Rist]] in the episode, though he voiced another character.) Also subverted in this episode -- Robin watches the entire series trying to find clues; Spunky turns out to be the only enjoyable thing in the show... well, the only thing Robin liked, mostly because Baby Doll was his favored victim.



** With the exception of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'', every ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' series has kids who tag along with the 'bots just because network people don't think like humans and believe kids would truly rather see [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime some kid try to impress some girl with racing]] than ''Autobots vs. Megatron and his robo-zombie horde.'' Daniel is generally considered the worst (with Kicker from ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' a close runner-up) and Sari from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' was actually ''liked.'' The ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' kids and the ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Bayformers]]'' kids are considered mostly harmless if not for the [[DevelopingDoomedCharacters screentime-hogging]]. The [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime current batch]]... we'll see. However, it quickly became clear that Miko's being a RunningGag of "Everything's going fine for the Autobots, but oh no! Miko's snuck along and we have to go save her ''again!''" moments are something the creators are having a lot more fun with than the audience. Over the first season, though, her doing this diminished from "thrice per episodes" to "once every few episodes." In general, though, ''Transformers'' fans are JustHereForGodzilla, so every TF human begins life in Scrappy status and must pull himself/herself out.

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** With the exception of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'', every ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' series has kids who tag along with the 'bots just because network people don't think like humans and believe kids would truly rather see [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime some kid try to impress some girl with racing]] than ''Autobots vs. Megatron and his robo-zombie horde.'' Daniel is generally considered the worst (with Kicker from ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' a close runner-up) and Sari from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' was actually ''liked.'' The ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' kids and the ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Bayformers]]'' kids are considered mostly harmless if not for the [[DevelopingDoomedCharacters screentime-hogging]]. The [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime current batch]]... we'll see. However, it quickly became clear that Miko's being a RunningGag of "Everything's going fine for the Autobots, but oh no! Miko's snuck Miko has sneaked along and we have to go save her ''again!''" moments are something the creators are having a lot more fun with than the audience. Over the first season, though, her doing this diminished from "thrice per episodes" to "once every few episodes." In general, though, ''Transformers'' fans are JustHereForGodzilla, so every TF human begins life in Scrappy status and must pull himself/herself out.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold,'' Bat-Mite calls the trope by name when summoning Ace the Bat Hound during [[NoFourthWall his attempt to make the show]] [[JumpingTheShark jump the shark]] and get cancelled in favor of something DarkerAndEdgier. ComicBook/AmbushBug tells him that Ace is an accepted part of the mythos - only for Bat-Mite to explain he was talking about ''Ace'''s new sidekick, who is Scrappy Doo in a mask.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold,'' Bat-Mite calls the trope by name when summoning Ace the Bat Hound during [[NoFourthWall his attempt to make the show]] [[JumpingTheShark jump the shark]] and get cancelled in favor of something DarkerAndEdgier. ComicBook/AmbushBug tells him that Ace is an accepted part of the mythos - only for Bat-Mite to explain he was talking about ''Ace'''s new sidekick, who is Scrappy Doo Scrappy-Doo in a mask.



* Kiara was an only cub in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' but in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' she received a younger brother, the protagonist Kion.
* The Smurflings were added in the eight season of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''. They are basically kid version of the Smurfs, or more exactly; Nat, Snappy and Slouchy were de-aged previous Smurfs and Sassett was created by Gargamel like Smurfette. They also added a villainous kid Scruple as Gargamelís apprentice.
* The Junior Ghostbusters (three kids that were "honorary" ghostbusters) were introduced in the third season of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' push by the executives as a "strategy" to attract younger audiences.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' introduced Bentley around the second season; Ralph and Melissa's nephew (and a kid version of Bert) with almost zero repercution among the fandom.
** His debut appearance strangely had him referred to as Ralph's cousin.

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* Kiara was an only cub in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride,'' but in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' she received a younger brother, the protagonist Kion.
* The Smurflings were added in the eight season of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''. They are basically kid version of the Smurfs, or Smurfs; more exactly; accurately, Nat, Snappy and Slouchy were de-aged previous Smurfs Smurfs, and Sassett Sassette was created by Gargamel like Smurfette. They also added a villainous kid Scruple kid, Scruple, as Gargamelís Gargamel's apprentice.
* The Junior Ghostbusters (three kids that were "honorary" ghostbusters) Ghostbusters) were introduced in the third season of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' push by the executives as a "strategy" to attract younger audiences.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' introduced Bentley around the second season; season. He was Ralph and Melissa's nephew (and a kid version of Bert) with Bert), and his introduction had surprisingly almost zero repercution repercussions among the fandom.
** His
fandom. (His debut appearance strangely had him referred to as Ralph's cousin.)
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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had Seven, who started as a Cousin Oliver (since both "children" were college-aged), who joined the show at the beginning of Season Seven ([[DontExplainTheJoke get it?]]). The character proved so unpopular with viewers and writers came to hate him so much that partway through the season he became a BrotherChuck when he was removed with absolutely no explanation (though he had his FaceOnAMilkCarton for LampshadeHanging effect). The main issue with Seven was less to do with the fact he was supposed to be cute, and more to do with how ''Married with Children'' relied on very sadistic jokes which just seemed creepy when directed towards a child.

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had Seven, who started as a Cousin Oliver (since both "children" were college-aged), who joined the show at the beginning of Season Seven ([[DontExplainTheJoke get it?]]). The character proved so unpopular with viewers and writers came to hate him so much that partway through the season he became a BrotherChuck when he was removed with absolutely no explanation (though he had his FaceOnAMilkCarton for LampshadeHanging effect). The main issue with Seven was less to do with the fact he was supposed to be cute, and more to do with how ''Married with Children'' relied on very sadistic sadistic, sexual, and other adult jokes which that just seemed creepy when directed towards a child. Kelly and Bud were already teenagers when the show first premiered.
21st Sep '17 5:39:46 PM universalperson
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': The episode "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" thoroughly parodied this trope. According to WordOfGod, an executive suggested the writers should add a new kid who had "the genius of Lisa but the attitude of Bart". In response, they made an episode where the [[ShowWithinAShow Itchy and Scratchy cartoon]] gets a new character, Poochie. In the episode's story, Poochie was created to be a hip new character with "pizzazz". However he does nothing funny in his first appearance and the audience immediately hates him. The in-universe creators of the Itchy and Scratchy cartoon quickly remove Poochie from the show [[ShooOutTheNewGuy ("I have to go. My planet needs me.")]] complete with a notice that he died on the way home. The episode also contains a further parody with Roy, a college aged "cool guy" who is [[RememberTheNewGuy inexplicably living with the Simpsons family]]. Marge even {{lampshades}} the aspect of adding a character for no reason to a show just before greeting Roy for the first time.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': The episode "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" thoroughly parodied this trope. According to WordOfGod, an executive suggested the writers should add a new kid who had "the genius of Lisa but the attitude of Bart". In response, they made an episode where the [[ShowWithinAShow Itchy and Scratchy cartoon]] gets a new character, Poochie. In the episode's story, Poochie was created to be a hip new character with "pizzazz". However he does nothing funny in his first appearance and the audience immediately hates him. The in-universe creators of the Itchy and Scratchy cartoon quickly remove Poochie from the show [[ShooOutTheNewGuy ("I have to go. My planet needs me.")]] complete with a notice that he died on the way home. The episode also contains a further parody with Roy, a college aged "cool guy" who is [[RememberTheNewGuy inexplicably living with the Simpsons family]]. Marge Lisa even {{lampshades}} the aspect of adding a character for no reason to a show just before greeting Marge greets Roy for the first time.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** They spoofed the idea by adding a teen named Roy for only one episode ("The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show"). This was based on a real suggestion given to the writers by an executive who wanted to add a new kid who had "the genius of Lisa but the attitude of Bart." Marge even {{lampshaded}} the aspect of adding a character for no reason to a show just before greeting Roy for the first time.
** Poochie himself was a Cousin Oliver to Itchy and Scratchy. Created indifferently, hated and abruptly removed [[ShooOutTheNewGuy ("I have to go. My planet needs me.")]] followed by a notice that he died on the way home.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** They spoofed the idea by adding a teen named Roy for only one
''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': The episode ("The "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show"). This was based on a real suggestion given Show" thoroughly parodied this trope. According to the writers by WordOfGod, an executive who wanted to suggested the writers should add a new kid who had "the genius of Lisa but the attitude of Bart." Marge even {{lampshaded}} Bart". In response, they made an episode where the aspect of adding [[ShowWithinAShow Itchy and Scratchy cartoon]] gets a new character, Poochie. In the episode's story, Poochie was created to be a hip new character for no reason to a show just before greeting Roy for the with "pizzazz". However he does nothing funny in his first time.
** Poochie himself was a Cousin Oliver to
appearance and the audience immediately hates him. The in-universe creators of the Itchy and Scratchy. Created indifferently, hated and abruptly removed Scratchy cartoon quickly remove Poochie from the show [[ShooOutTheNewGuy ("I have to go. My planet needs me.")]] followed by complete with a notice that he died on the way home.home. The episode also contains a further parody with Roy, a college aged "cool guy" who is [[RememberTheNewGuy inexplicably living with the Simpsons family]]. Marge even {{lampshades}} the aspect of adding a character for no reason to a show just before greeting Roy for the first time.
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* Dil, and later Kimi, in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''. Kimi got it even worse than Dil did, since most fans regarded the seasons after the second movie as the worst in quality by dumbing down the babies (even though they were already dumbed down after the hiatus return in 1997). Both of these characters were Cousin Olivers when the show was on, but now many fans accept the characters & like them equally as other characters.

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* Dil, and later Kimi, in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''. Kimi got it even worse than Dil did, since most fans regarded the seasons after the second movie as the worst in quality by dumbing down the babies (even though they were already dumbed down after the hiatus return in 1997). Both of these characters were Cousin Olivers when the show was on, but now many fans accept the characters & and like them equally as other characters.
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