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14th Apr '18 10:02:34 PM costanton11
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* ''{{Amen}}'' did an older version of this as well, with Clarence, a street-wise kid whom Deacon Frye took under his wing showing up in the final season of the show. And there was Jeanette, a foster child of Thelma's, who showed up in the ''first'' season rather than later on, unlike most examples of this trope.

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* ''{{Amen}}'' ''Series/{{Amen}}'' did an older version of this as well, with Clarence, a street-wise kid whom Deacon Frye took under his wing showing up in the final season of the show. And there was Jeanette, a foster child of Thelma's, who showed up in the ''first'' season rather than later on, unlike most examples of this trope.
11th Feb '18 5:19:37 PM nombretomado
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* Ricky, the kid next door who liked to sing with ''ThePartridgeFamily'' (often seen as a [[DuelingShows Dueling Show]] to ''The Brady Bunch'').

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* Ricky, the kid next door who liked to sing with ''ThePartridgeFamily'' ''Series/ThePartridgeFamily'' (often seen as a [[DuelingShows Dueling Show]] to ''The Brady Bunch'').
10th Feb '18 10:59:16 AM awesomia
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* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' has an ''inverted'' example with Frank Reynolds, with Creator/DannyDeVito joining a cast of actors who were in their twenties or thirties.

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* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' has an ''inverted'' example with Frank Reynolds, with Creator/DannyDeVito joining a cast of actors who were in their twenties or thirties. Fitting the inversion, unlike how this trope often pairs with [[TheScrappy another]], the [[ExecutiveMeddling executive-mandated]] [[IconicSequelCharacter introduction of Frank]] is credited with ''saving'' the show.
2nd Feb '18 5:19:09 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MyThreeSons'' they formally adopted Chip's orphan friend Ernie. Justified, sort of, by the need to maintain the accuracy of the show's title after Mike was [[BrotherChuck chucked from the show]]. But then the show lasted so long that Ernie eventually became a teen and the producers decided to add step-sister Dodie.

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* In ''MyThreeSons'' ''Series/MyThreeSons'' they formally adopted Chip's orphan friend Ernie. Justified, sort of, by the need to maintain the accuracy of the show's title after Mike was [[BrotherChuck chucked from the show]]. But then the show lasted so long that Ernie eventually became a teen and the producers decided to add step-sister Dodie.
30th Dec '17 6:26:51 PM nombretomado
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* Penny from ''GoodTimes''. Introduced to give Willona someone to care for, since the Evans kids weren't really kids anymore.

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* Penny from ''GoodTimes''.''Series/GoodTimes''. Introduced to give Willona someone to care for, since the Evans kids weren't really kids anymore.
28th Dec '17 12:26:26 PM Onlythrice
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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.

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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. Also parodied in ''Mystery Incorporated'' when Daphne offhandedly mentions he received a 25 to life prison sentence.
28th Dec '17 12:20:02 PM Onlythrice
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* Poof, Cosmo and Wanda's son on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents.'' Done again in season 9 (2013), with the addition of a [[FairyCompanion fairy dog]] named "Sparky", and then done ''again'' in season ten with Chloe. You'd think after Sparky, they get the idea...

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* Poof, Cosmo and Wanda's son on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents.'' Done again in season 9 (2013), with the addition of a [[FairyCompanion fairy dog]] named "Sparky", and then done ''again'' ''again, twice,'' in season ten 10 with Chloe. Chloe and Crocker's nephew Kevin. You'd think after Sparky, they they'd get the idea...
25th Dec '17 6:30:49 AM DesertDragon
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Sometimes Cousin Oliver is the logical result of a character's season-long pregnancy arc. Once the writers have exhausted the possibilities of new baby hijinks, the infant undergoes SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome so he can become a regular member of the cast (though this doesn't always make it better).

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Sometimes Cousin Oliver is the logical result of a character's season-long pregnancy arc. Once the writers have exhausted the possibilities of new baby hijinks, the infant undergoes SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome so SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome--or even a PlotRelevantAgeUp if the setting allows for it--so he can become a regular member of the cast (though this cast. This doesn't always make it better).better.
24th Dec '17 2:22:37 PM DesertDragon
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* ''Series/TrueBlood'': The sixth and seventh/final seasons of the show spent a great deal of time focusing on the romance between [[HotWitch Holly's]] teenage son Wade and Sheriff Andy's [[HalfHumanHybrid half-fae]] daughter Adilyn (calling her a teenager is a stretch since she's [[PlotRelevantAgeUp technically less than a year old]]).
23rd Dec '17 7:50:39 AM TheGreatConversation
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Sometimes Cousin Oliver is the logical result of a character's season-long pregnancy arc. Once the writers have exhausted the possibilities of new baby hijinks, the infant undergoes SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome so he can become a regular member of the cast. (Though this doesn't always make it better.) Compare KidAppealCharacter, who is generally there from the beginning. If the addition is a literal cousin, see also {{Nephewism}}.

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Sometimes Cousin Oliver is the logical result of a character's season-long pregnancy arc. Once the writers have exhausted the possibilities of new baby hijinks, the infant undergoes SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome so he can become a regular member of the cast. (Though cast (though this doesn't always make it better.) better).

Compare KidAppealCharacter, who is generally there from the beginning. If the addition is a literal cousin, see also {{Nephewism}}.
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