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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': Two characters created for the series ended up this way:
** Vacation Vanhonk, a duck in a Hawaiian shirt, whose gimmick is that he's always going on vacation. He attends Scrooge's birthday party in "Sweet Duck of Youth", crowds Duckworth and the nephews on the bus bench in "Duckworth's Revolt", and even is an extra in Mrs. Beakley's opera in "Maid of the Myth". Vacation Vanhonk has a couple speaking lines as well, berating Gyro in "Sir Gyro de Gearloose" and struggling with Magica's shadow in "Magica's Shadow War".
** Quacky McSlant, whose distinguishing feature is that he walks askew, makes one notable appearance at the start of "Home Sweet Homer" when he delivers Scrooge's mail. Other than that, he only appears at Scrooge's birthday party in "Sweet Duck of Youth" and also plays an extra in Mrs. Beakley's "Maid of Myth" opera.
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has Ranjit, the... [[RunningGag various vehicles]] driver; his only line was ‘where to’ or ‘Hello’. Laster he became an AscendedExtra when he started to get more lines and received actual focus.
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has Ranjit, the... [[RunningGag various vehicles]] driver.
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* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' has some recurring students of the Sainan High School:
** Sayaka and Koyomi, the two girls who make minor appearances throughout the series. Sayaka usually wears two hairpins with short hair and Koyomi is the bespectacled girl with long hair.
** Matome, the male class representative in Rito's class; he always wears a pair of glasses. In "Darkness" he sometimes appears with Ren.
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* Menko ("Miss Noodle") and Shiruo ("Mr. Soup") in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', a terminally shy couple who are always just about to declare their love for one another at the moment another ThunderingHerd runs over them.
* Similarly, Ushiko ("Miss Cow") and Umao ("Mr. Horse") in ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''.
* A similarly named couple showed up in Akane's soaps in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Usually they inadvertently fanned Akane's fears that someone was going to get raped.

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* ''Creator/RumikoTakahashi'':
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Menko ("Miss Noodle") and Shiruo ("Mr. Soup") in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', a terminally shy couple who are always just about to declare their love for one another at the moment another ThunderingHerd runs over them.
* Similarly, Ushiko ("Miss Cow") and Umao ("Mr. Horse") in ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''.
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** A similarly named couple showed up in Akane's soaps in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Usually they inadvertently fanned Akane's fears that someone was going to get raped.raped.
* ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' has a taxi driver who always ends up driving the cast around; he is a big fan of Nene-chan's songs.



* ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'' has several people about the island -- including a salesgirl, a fellow dressed like a stereotypical Frenchman and a short dumpy guy in coveralls -- who are constantly seen in the background (and once in a while in the foreground). In a twist, they gather together during the climax of the series to see if there's anything they can do to help the hero or his sisters.
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' has Kuroneko-sama ("Lady Black Cat"), a small black cat with giant green eyes. She appears in ''every'' episode; even in the one WholeEpisodeFlashback over 100 years earlier [[spoiler:(albeit cryogenically frozen)]]. Her entrances tend to come out of left field (example: as Wolfwood digs through his bag looking for a book, he pulls Kuroneko-sama out of it). There are rumors that suggested the black cat is put in as a game between one of the animators and his children to see if they can find the cat in every episode.
* ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' has a taxi driver who always ends up driving the cast around; he is a big fan of Nene-chan's songs.
* Throughout Creator/SatoshiKon's ''Anime/MillenniumActress,'' there are three schoolgirls who appear in her flashbacks, which tend to take place within many different time periods (Edo Japan, for example) and locations, while either sneering at her dreams or trying to pry her secrets. They make a cameo in ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers''. To some degree, every single character forms a RecurringExtra to Chiyoko's movies/lives/[[MindScrew events]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** The Mahora Festival StoryArc has Haruki and Yuki, the adorable kid couple who randomly popped up in all three days of the festival. They served as one of the background characters Negi saved from Mana's gun, one of Negi and Ako's opponents in the Best Couple in Mahora contest (they won), and some of the cannon fodder in the Mages vs. Martians war game.
** A high school couple also appeared in all three scenes. Don't believe their names were given, though.
* The '90s anime ''YAT: Anshin Uchuu Ryokou'' is about an intergalactic travel agency, where this old couple would be present in the space-tourbus on every single trip no matter where in what galaxy they were going.
* The old men in the ''Manga/LoveHina'' anime.

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* ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'' ''Manga/DesertPunk'' features a tragic comedy example: a recurring set of parents and young girl who always suffer a misfortune such as being robbed, having no food/water or having their livelihood destroyed, the parents will usually break down in tears or cower in terror of their mortal peril while the punchline is the young girl pull a parents sleeve and exclaim 'I'm hungry'.
* ''Manga/{{Dramacon}}''
has several people about a raccoon that first appears plastered to the island -- including a salesgirl, a fellow dressed like a stereotypical Frenchman and a short dumpy bumper of the car [[DrivesLikeCrazy Brett]] is driving to the convention. The little guy in coveralls -- who are constantly seen pops up in the background (and once in a while in every so often throughout the foreground). In series, usually scavenging snacks. He even makes [[TheCameo a twist, they gather together during the climax cameo appearance]] in ''Manga/{{Nightschool}}'', another one of the series to see if author's works.
* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'',
there's anything they a trio of super-{{fangirl}}s who can do to help the hero or his sisters.
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' has Kuroneko-sama ("Lady Black Cat"), a small black cat with giant green eyes. She appears in ''every'' episode; even
be seen in the one WholeEpisodeFlashback over 100 years earlier [[spoiler:(albeit cryogenically frozen)]]. Her entrances tend stands whenever singer/model Haruto Sakuraba is expected to come out play. Sakuraba had a lot of left field (example: as Wolfwood digs through his bag looking for a book, fans, but those three stuck by him even after he pulls Kuroneko-sama out of it). There are rumors that suggested the black cat is put in quit modeling and [[TookALevelInBadass remade himself as a game between one of serious athlete]]. Of the animators and his children to see if they can find three, the cat in most notable is a short chubby girl with pigtails who [[RunningGag faints every episode.
* ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' has a taxi driver who always ends up driving the cast around; he is a big fan of Nene-chan's songs.
* Throughout Creator/SatoshiKon's ''Anime/MillenniumActress,'' there are three schoolgirls who appear in her flashbacks, which tend to take place within many different
time periods (Edo Japan, for example) and locations, while either sneering at her dreams or trying to pry her secrets. They make a cameo in ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers''. To some degree, every single character forms a RecurringExtra to Chiyoko's movies/lives/[[MindScrew events]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** The Mahora Festival StoryArc has Haruki and Yuki, the adorable kid couple who randomly popped up in all three days of the festival. They served as one of the background characters Negi saved from Mana's gun, one of Negi and Ako's opponents in the Best Couple in Mahora contest (they won), and some of the cannon fodder in the Mages vs. Martians war game.
** A high school couple also appeared in all three scenes. Don't believe their names were given, though.
* The '90s anime ''YAT: Anshin Uchuu Ryokou'' is about an intergalactic travel agency, where this old couple would be present in the space-tourbus on every single trip no matter where in what galaxy they were going.
* The old men in the ''Manga/LoveHina'' anime.
she sees Sakuraba]].



* ''Anime/StreetFighterIIV'' -- Gouki/Akuma appears in the background of several scenes but has absolutely no place in the plot. This stretches belief that somehow, in an anime all about the main characters trying to find the best and greatest street brawlers, Ryu and Ken both overlook a huge muscular man in a karate gi with burning red hair who seems to show up wherever they go...
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', a hippie couple pops up from time to time, especially when something dealing with the Earthbound Gods is going on.

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* ''Anime/StreetFighterIIV'' -- Gouki/Akuma appears in ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' has exactly '''one''' referee and '''two''' commentators. They're the background of several scenes but has same in absolutely no place every official match; the only ones that don't show them are unofficial or the ones done [[{{Flashback}} in the plot. This stretches belief that somehow, in an anime all about the main characters trying to find the best and greatest street brawlers, Ryu and Ken both overlook past]].
** We finally got
a huge muscular man different ref in a karate gi with burning red hair who seems to show up wherever they go...
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', a hippie couple pops up
present-day official match for Vorg vs. Mike Elliot fight, mainly because [[spoiler:he took bribe from time to time, especially when something dealing with the Earthbound Gods is going on.Elliot's trainer. Can't have your only one ref being a crook, can we?]]



* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** There is a little girl with pigtails that shows up quite a lot, though several "sightings" are pretty big stretches. [[http://moonsisters.org/moonsisters/case/case.htm Scroll]] down about halfway on this page to see an article on her.
** There is one character that serves as this, with a twist. There is a fat, unnamed woman in burgundy that appears only once in any media, but has an appearance in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] (first episode) and the [[VideoGame/SailorMoonAnotherStory RPG]] as a NPC who tries to set the girls up with her son. Considering she's a one-off character in the manga, it's odd that the creators of both the anime and the game thought to include her.

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** There is a little girl with pigtails that shows up quite a lot, though several "sightings" are pretty big stretches. [[http://moonsisters.org/moonsisters/case/case.htm Scroll]] down about halfway on this page to see an article on her.
** There is one character that serves as this, with a twist. There is a fat, unnamed woman
Ushiko ("Miss Cow") and Umao ("Mr. Horse") in burgundy that appears only once in any media, but has an appearance ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''.
* The old men
in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] (first episode) and the [[VideoGame/SailorMoonAnotherStory RPG]] ''Manga/LoveHina'' anime.
* The Miyakawa sisters in ''Manga/LuckyStar'' appear
as a NPC who tries to set the girls up with her son. Considering she's a one-off character minor characters in the manga, it's odd that the creators of both the anime manga and only two instances in the game thought anime, [[AscendedExtra but had their own story explored later in their own mini series]].
* ''Anime/Macross7'' has the Flower Girl, an unnamed {{fangirl}} of Fire Bomber who appears OncePerEpisode, trying
to include her.give a bouquet of flowers to Basara, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption and always failing one way or another]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** The Mahora Festival StoryArc has Haruki and Yuki, the adorable kid couple who randomly popped up in all three days of the festival. They served as one of the background characters Negi saved from Mana's gun, one of Negi and Ako's opponents in the Best Couple in Mahora contest (they won), and some of the cannon fodder in the Mages vs. Martians war game.
** A high school couple also appeared in all three scenes. Don't believe their names were given, though.
* For some reason, a group of monks passes by the house in ''Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo'' awfully often.



%%** [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Pandaman Pandaman]].

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%%** [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Pandaman Pandaman]].** Pandaman. A joke character and something of a RunningGag in the series. Shows up in backgrounds of the series for the audience to spot.



* ''{{Manga/Dramacon}}'' has a raccoon that first appears plastered to the bumper of the car [[DrivesLikeCrazy Brett]] is driving to the convention. The little guy pops up in the background every so often throughout the series, usually scavenging snacks. He even makes [[TheCameo a cameo appearance]] in ''Manga/{{Nightschool}}'', another one of the author's works.

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* ''{{Manga/Dramacon}}'' has a raccoon that Autor from ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' first starts off as one, but later becomes a full-fledged character in the plot.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** There is a little girl with pigtails that shows up quite a lot, though several "sightings" are pretty big stretches. [[http://moonsisters.org/moonsisters/case/case.htm Scroll]] down about halfway on this page to see an article on her.
** There is one character that serves as this, with a twist. There is a fat, unnamed woman in burgundy that
appears plastered to the bumper of the car [[DrivesLikeCrazy Brett]] is driving to the convention. The little guy pops up only once in any media, but has an appearance in the background every so often throughout [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], the series, usually scavenging snacks. He even makes [[TheCameo a cameo appearance]] in ''Manga/{{Nightschool}}'', another one of [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] (first episode) and the author's works.[[VideoGame/SailorMoonAnotherStory RPG]] as a NPC who tries to set the girls up with her son. Considering she's a one-off character in the manga, it's odd that the creators of both the anime and the game thought to include her.



* ''Manga/DesertPunk'' features a tragic comedy example: a recurring set of parents and young girl who always suffer a misfortune such as being robbed, having no food/water or having their livelihood destroyed, the parents will usually break down in tears or cower in terror of their mortal peril while the punchline is the young girl pull a parents sleeve and exclaim 'I'm hungry'.

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* ''Manga/DesertPunk'' features ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'' has several people about the island -- including a tragic comedy example: salesgirl, a recurring set of parents fellow dressed like a stereotypical Frenchman and young girl a short dumpy guy in coveralls -- who always suffer are constantly seen in the background (and once in a misfortune such as being robbed, while in the foreground). In a twist, they gather together during the climax of the series to see if there's anything they can do to help the hero or his sisters.
* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': Meshiyori is a silver-haired girl, who's notable for
having no food/water or having their livelihood destroyed, {{heterochromia}} and an unusually high [[PowerLevels spirit level]][[note]]of almost [[spoiler: 1 million]][[/note]]. Despite this, she's a minor character who only appears in episode 3, briefly again near the parents will usually break down in tears or cower in terror end of their mortal peril while 4, and isn't seen again 'til the punchline is OVA special.
* ''Anime/StreetFighterIIV'' -- Gouki/Akuma appears in
the young girl pull a parents sleeve background of several scenes but has absolutely no place in the plot. This stretches belief that somehow, in an anime all about the main characters trying to find the best and exclaim 'I'm hungry'.greatest street brawlers, Ryu and Ken both overlook a huge muscular man in a karate gi with burning red hair who seems to show up wherever they go...



* The Miyakawa sisters in ''Manga/LuckyStar'' appear as minor characters in both the manga and only two instances in the anime, [[AscendedExtra but had their own story explored later in their own mini series]].
* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' has exactly '''one''' referee and '''two''' commentators. They're the same in absolutely every official match; the only ones that don't show them are unofficial or the ones done [[{{Flashback}} in the past]].
** We finally got a different ref in a present-day official match for Vorg vs. Mike Elliot fight, mainly because [[spoiler:he took bribe from Elliot's trainer. Can't have your only one ref being a crook, can we?]]
* For some reason, a group of monks passes by the house in ''Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo'' awfully often.
* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', there's a trio of super-{{fangirl}}s who can be seen in the stands whenever singer/model Haruto Sakuraba is expected to play. Sakuraba had a lot of fans, but those three stuck by him even after he quit modeling and [[TookALevelInBadass remade himself as a serious athlete]]. Of the three, the most notable is a short chubby girl with pigtails who [[RunningGag faints every time she sees Sakuraba]].
* Autor from ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' first starts off as one, but later becomes a full-fledged character in the plot.
* ''Anime/Macross7'' has the Flower Girl, an unnamed {{fangirl}} of Fire Bomber who appears OncePerEpisode, trying to give a bouquet of flowers to Basara, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption and always failing one way or another]].
* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': Meshiyori is a silver-haired girl, who's notable for having {{heterochromia}} and an unusually high [[PowerLevels spirit level]][[note]]of almost [[spoiler: 1 million]][[/note]]. Despite this, she's a minor character who only appears in episode 3, briefly again near the end of 4, and isn't seen again 'til the OVA special.

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* The Miyakawa sisters in ''Manga/LuckyStar'' appear as minor characters in both the manga and only two instances in the anime, [[AscendedExtra but had their own story explored later in their own mini series]].
* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo''
''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' has exactly '''one''' referee and '''two''' commentators. They're the same in absolutely every official match; the only ones that don't show them are unofficial or the ones done [[{{Flashback}} in the past]].
** We finally got
Kuroneko-sama ("Lady Black Cat"), a different ref in a present-day official match for Vorg vs. Mike Elliot fight, mainly because [[spoiler:he took bribe from Elliot's trainer. Can't have your only one ref being a crook, can we?]]
* For some reason, a group of monks passes by the house in ''Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo'' awfully often.
* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', there's a trio of super-{{fangirl}}s who can be seen in the stands whenever singer/model Haruto Sakuraba is expected to play. Sakuraba had a lot of fans, but those three stuck by him even after he quit modeling and [[TookALevelInBadass remade himself as a serious athlete]]. Of the three, the most notable is a short chubby girl
small black cat with pigtails who [[RunningGag faints every time she sees Sakuraba]].
* Autor from ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' first starts off as one, but later becomes a full-fledged character in the plot.
* ''Anime/Macross7'' has the Flower Girl, an unnamed {{fangirl}} of Fire Bomber who appears OncePerEpisode, trying to give a bouquet of flowers to Basara, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption and always failing one way or another]].
* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': Meshiyori is a silver-haired girl, who's notable for having {{heterochromia}} and an unusually high [[PowerLevels spirit level]][[note]]of almost [[spoiler: 1 million]][[/note]]. Despite this, she's a minor character who only
giant green eyes. She appears in episode 3, briefly again near ''every'' episode; even in the end one WholeEpisodeFlashback over 100 years earlier [[spoiler:(albeit cryogenically frozen)]]. Her entrances tend to come out of 4, left field (example: as Wolfwood digs through his bag looking for a book, he pulls Kuroneko-sama out of it). There are rumors that suggested the black cat is put in as a game between one of the animators and isn't seen again 'til his children to see if they can find the OVA special.cat in every episode.
* The '90s anime ''YAT: Anshin Uchuu Ryokou'' is about an intergalactic travel agency, where this old couple would be present in the space-tourbus on every single trip no matter where in what galaxy they were going.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', a hippie couple pops up from time to time, especially when something dealing with the Earthbound Gods is going on.



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* Throughout Creator/SatoshiKon's ''Anime/MillenniumActress,'' there are three schoolgirls who appear in her flashbacks, which tend to take place within many different time periods (Edo Japan, for example) and locations, while either sneering at her dreams or trying to pry her secrets. They make a cameo in ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers''. To some degree, every single character forms a RecurringExtra to Chiyoko's movies/lives/[[MindScrew events]].
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' and its sequels have Scrat, a disaster-prone prehistoric rodent who wants nothing more than to harvest and bury acorns and who occasionally crosses paths with the main characters.
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* The actor [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0625372/ Frank Nelson]] literally made a career of this, playing essentially the same character (an antagonistic and smarmy shop-clerk) on numerous television and radio shows including ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', and ''Series/SanfordAndSon''.
-->"Yyyesssssssss?"
* The late actor [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0669653/ Ed Peck]] played five different characters in all five seasons of ''Series/ThatGirl'' and three different characters in three different seasons of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''.
* Buck Henry, a 10-time host on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', played the same customer, Mr. Dantley, in seven different Creator/JohnBelushi "Samurai" sketches.



* ''Series/PawnStars'':
** Rick will take certain antiques to be restored by one of his buddies, Rick Dale. Dale [[SpinOff got his own show]], ''Series/AmericanRestoration'', which focuses on his work restoring things such as bicycles, refrigerators and candy machines.
** Danny "The Count" Koker, often called in to check over and fix up vehicles, now [[SpinOff has his own show]] as well, ''Series/CountingCars''.
** [[http://icma.org/en/Article/102313/Clark_County_NV_Museum_Chiefs_Pawn_Stars_Appearances_Boost_Visits Mark Hall-Patton, the Clark County Museum Administrator]] is often called upon when items from historic Vegas are brought in.
** Much like ''Series/AuctionKings'' above, several sellers show up in several episodes. Their previous appearances are often mentioned as well.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has a few, including Snoop Dogg Intern / Resident / Attending (that's right, baby) Dr. Beardface ([[ItIsPronouncedTroPay pronounced Beard-fa-say, dammit!]]), Colonel Doctor, and Dr. Mickhead.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has Ranjit, the... [[RunningGag various vehicles]] driver.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' has a burgeoning pair in the form of two FBI agents tangentially involved in their projects, who tend to benefit significantly by the association.
* ''Series/MyFamily'' uses the same actor as receptionist in any hotel the family visit. They never comment on it, but he always has the same personality.

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* ''Series/PawnStars'':
** Rick
In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', there is Anthea, the wisecracking hospital emergency room receptionist, who has had frequent dealings with the gang, especially Howard, when an allergy flares or a robotic arm grips tightly but will take certain antiques to be restored by one not let go. One of his buddies, Rick Dale. Dale [[SpinOff got his own show]], ''Series/AmericanRestoration'', which focuses on his work restoring things such as bicycles, refrigerators the goth girls Howard and candy machines.
** Danny "The Count" Koker, often called in to check over and fix up vehicles, now [[SpinOff has his own show]] as well, ''Series/CountingCars''.
** [[http://icma.org/en/Article/102313/Clark_County_NV_Museum_Chiefs_Pawn_Stars_Appearances_Boost_Visits Mark Hall-Patton, the Clark County Museum Administrator]] is often called upon when items from historic Vegas are brought in.
** Much like ''Series/AuctionKings'' above, several sellers show up in several episodes. Their previous appearances are often mentioned as well.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has a few, including Snoop Dogg Intern / Resident / Attending (that's right, baby) Dr. Beardface ([[ItIsPronouncedTroPay pronounced Beard-fa-say, dammit!]]), Colonel Doctor, and Dr. Mickhead.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has Ranjit, the... [[RunningGag various vehicles]] driver.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' has a burgeoning pair
Raj date in the form of two FBI agents tangentially involved third season reappeared in the eighth as their projects, guide to a problem-solving dungeon. Then there are Lonely Larry and Captain Sweatpants who tend to benefit significantly by first appeared in the association.
* ''Series/MyFamily'' uses the same actor
comic book store and later as receptionist in any hotel the family visit. They never comment on it, but he always has the same personality.Wil Wheaton's friends.



* Jacob Collins in ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'' is this until the later seasons of the show when he's promoted to a full character. Initially he is the cashier at whatever store Ricky is currently robbing.

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* Jacob Collins in ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'' is this until In ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'', Godínez, different from the later other [[AdultsDressedAsChildren "kids"]], rarely appeared in the "regular" episodes set in the village and when he did, he was close to a LivingProp. But, during some of the school/classroom theme episodes, he had significant appearances.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' uses a few recurring baristas at the Café Nervosa set. A particular Indian actress appears for eleven episodes in the first through third
seasons as the most commonly-seen one. Likewise, its parent show, ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' had a number of background bar regulars, most notably Paul who became something of a minor supporting character.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' had a few, all of whom became {{ascended extra}}s to differing degrees. Lauren Zizes actually joined the club, Stoner Brett auditioned and got a few lines in later episodes, and Jordan Stern (the neck-brace cheerio)...well, she got named at least.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has Ranjit, the... [[RunningGag various vehicles]] driver.
* ''Series/IClaudius'' spans the lifetime
of the show eponymous character (and a couple generations before his birth), yet the same actors always play the Roman soldiers.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' has a burgeoning pair in the form of two FBI agents tangentially involved in their projects, who tend to benefit significantly by the association.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' went to a great deal of trouble to keep its extra pool consistent over years: Main Camp, Tailies Camp, Ajira Survivors, The Others (both post-crash and during the 70s), Kahana crew etc. all spotted mostly the same share of background faces who contributed absolutely nothing to the plot except
when he's promoted being suddenly killed as a RedShirt deserves. In some cases extras were even asked to reprise their roles years after their original appearance, simply because events of a full character. Initially he is scene would happen at the cashier same time and place.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': In the first season a knight in armor would knock various characters over the head with a rubber chicken
at whatever store Ricky is currently robbing.least once in every episode.



* ''[[Series/StargateSG1 SG1]]'' and ''[[Series/StargateAtlantis Atlantis]]'' directors Martin Wood and Peter Deluise were rather fond of putting themselves (and occasionally each other) in their episodes. If you look closely, you will often see them discussing something technical in the background or pointing guns at the gate during an unscheduled activation.
* The actor [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0625372/ Frank Nelson]] literally made a career of this, playing essentially the same character (an antagonistic and smarmy shop-clerk) on numerous television and radio shows including ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', and ''Series/SanfordAndSon''.
-->"Yyyesssssssss?"
* In the early going of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', whenever the group arrived on a new parallel world and ended up taking a taxi anywhere, the same bearded Russian guy was always the driver.
-->'''Rembrandt:''' So.. you enjoy driving a taxi?
-->'''Driver:''' What is to enjoy? It is my destiny.
-->'''Rembrant:''' You don't know the half of it.
* Used to unsettling effect in the first episode of ''Series/ThePrisoner'': a mechanic appears and repairs [=McGoohan=]'s radio; while he does that, [=McGoohan=] leaves, and moments later runs into the same, instantly-recognizable guy coming from the opposite direction, except that guy is apparently now a gardener. Although he is an extra only twice, he is very memorable for having a distinct bald, lumpy appearance and visibly unnerving [=McGoohan=].
* In the first two seasons of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', Amanda Tepe portrayed various oneshot characters, earning her the FanNickname "The Monotone Lady".

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* ''[[Series/StargateSG1 SG1]]'' and ''[[Series/StargateAtlantis Atlantis]]'' directors Martin Wood and Peter Deluise were rather fond of putting themselves (and occasionally each other) in their episodes. If you look closely, you will often see them discussing something technical in the background or pointing guns at the gate during an unscheduled activation.
* The actor [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0625372/ Frank Nelson]] literally made a career of this, playing essentially
''Series/MyFamily'' uses the same character (an antagonistic and smarmy shop-clerk) on numerous television and radio shows including ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', and ''Series/SanfordAndSon''.
-->"Yyyesssssssss?"
* In
actor as receptionist in any hotel the early going of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', whenever the group arrived family visit. They never comment on a new parallel world and ended up taking a taxi anywhere, it, but he always has the same bearded Russian guy was always the driver.
-->'''Rembrandt:''' So.. you enjoy driving a taxi?
-->'''Driver:''' What is to enjoy? It is my destiny.
-->'''Rembrant:''' You don't know the half of it.
* Used to unsettling effect in the first episode of ''Series/ThePrisoner'': a mechanic appears and repairs [=McGoohan=]'s radio; while he does that, [=McGoohan=] leaves, and moments later runs into the same, instantly-recognizable guy coming from the opposite direction, except that guy is apparently now a gardener. Although he is an extra only twice, he is very memorable for having a distinct bald, lumpy appearance and visibly unnerving [=McGoohan=].
* In the first two seasons of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', Amanda Tepe portrayed various oneshot characters, earning her the FanNickname "The Monotone Lady".
personality.



* ''Series/PawnStars'':
** Rick will take certain antiques to be restored by one of his buddies, Rick Dale. Dale [[SpinOff got his own show]], ''Series/AmericanRestoration'', which focuses on his work restoring things such as bicycles, refrigerators and candy machines.
** Danny "The Count" Koker, often called in to check over and fix up vehicles, now [[SpinOff has his own show]] as well, ''Series/CountingCars''.
** [[http://icma.org/en/Article/102313/Clark_County_NV_Museum_Chiefs_Pawn_Stars_Appearances_Boost_Visits Mark Hall-Patton, the Clark County Museum Administrator]] is often called upon when items from historic Vegas are brought in.
** Much like ''Series/AuctionKings'' above, several sellers show up in several episodes. Their previous appearances are often mentioned as well.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** Stuntwoman Bridgett Riley played a minor character named Sharkie that kept popping up in Bulk & Skull's scenes between the pilot and "Life's a Masquerade" of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.
** [[CreatorCameo Producer Doug Sloan]] had a habit of randomly popping up as a reporter when he wasn't playing one of Kimberly's relatives.
** A bunch of interchangeable one-shot characters frequently reappeared in the ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' [=PSAs=].
* Used to unsettling effect in the first episode of ''Series/ThePrisoner'': a mechanic appears and repairs [=McGoohan=]'s radio; while he does that, [=McGoohan=] leaves, and moments later runs into the same, instantly-recognizable guy coming from the opposite direction, except that guy is apparently now a gardener. Although he is an extra only twice, he is very memorable for having a distinct bald, lumpy appearance and visibly unnerving [=McGoohan=].
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' has Ruthie, the Monk's cashier. Despite having at most one speaking part in the entire series, she racked up more appearances than any recurring character.
* In the early going of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', whenever the group arrived on a new parallel world and ended up taking a taxi anywhere, the same bearded Russian guy was always the driver.
-->'''Rembrandt:''' So.. you enjoy driving a taxi?
-->'''Driver:''' What is to enjoy? It is my destiny.
-->'''Rembrant:''' You don't know the half of it.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has a few, including Snoop Dogg Intern / Resident / Attending (that's right, baby) Dr. Beardface ([[ItIsPronouncedTroPay pronounced Beard-fa-say, dammit!]]), Colonel Doctor, and Dr. Mickhead.



* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' went to a great deal of trouble to keep its extra pool consistent over years: Main Camp, Tailies Camp, Ajira Survivors, The Others (both post-crash and during the 70s), Kahana crew etc. all spotted mostly the same share of background faces who contributed absolutely nothing to the plot except when being suddenly killed as a RedShirt deserves. In some cases extras were even asked to reprise their roles years after their original appearance, simply because events of a scene would happen at the same time and place.
* The late actor [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0669653/ Ed Peck]] played five different characters in all five seasons of ''Series/ThatGirl'' and three different characters in three different seasons of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''.
* ''Series/IClaudius'' spans the lifetime of the eponymous character (and a couple generations before his birth), yet the same actors always play the Roman soldiers.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': In the first season a knight in armor would knock various characters over the head with a rubber chicken at least once in every episode.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' uses a few recurring baristas at the Café Nervosa set. A particular Indian actress appears for eleven episodes in the first through third seasons as the most commonly-seen one. Likewise, its parent show, ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' had a number of background bar regulars, most notably Paul who became something of a minor supporting character.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' went to a great deal of trouble to keep its extra pool consistent over years: Main Camp, Tailies Camp, Ajira Survivors, The Others (both post-crash Stargate ''[[Series/StargateSG1 SG1]]'' and during ''[[Series/StargateAtlantis Atlantis]]'' directors Martin Wood and Peter Deluise were rather fond of putting themselves (and occasionally each other) in their episodes. If you look closely, you will often see them discussing something technical in the 70s), Kahana crew etc. all spotted mostly the same share of background faces who contributed absolutely nothing to the plot except when being suddenly killed as a RedShirt deserves. In some cases extras were even asked to reprise their roles years after their original appearance, simply because events of a scene would happen or pointing guns at the same time and place.
gate during an unscheduled activation.
* The late actor [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0669653/ Ed Peck]] played five different characters Jacob Collins in all five ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'' is this until the later seasons of ''Series/ThatGirl'' and three different characters in three different seasons of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''.
* ''Series/IClaudius'' spans
the lifetime of show when he's promoted to a full character. Initially he is the eponymous character (and a couple generations before his birth), yet the same actors always play the Roman soldiers.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': In the first season a knight in armor would knock various characters over the head with a rubber chicken
cashier at least once in every episode.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' uses a few recurring baristas at the Café Nervosa set. A particular Indian actress appears for eleven episodes in the first through third seasons as the most commonly-seen one. Likewise, its parent show, ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' had a number of background bar regulars, most notably Paul who became something of a minor supporting character.
whatever store Ricky is currently robbing.



* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' has Ruthie, the Monk's cashier. Despite having at most one speaking part in the entire series, she racked up more appearances than any recurring character.
* Buck Henry, a 10-time host on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', played the same customer, Mr. Dantley, in seven different Creator/JohnBelushi "Samurai" sketches.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' had a few, all of whom became {{ascended extra}}s to differing degrees. Lauren Zizes actually joined the club, Stoner Brett auditioned and got a few lines in later episodes, and Jordan Stern (the neck-brace cheerio)...well, she got named at least.
* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', there is Anthea, the wisecracking hospital emergency room receptionist, who has had frequent dealings with the gang, especially Howard, when an allergy flares or a robotic arm grips tightly but will not let go. One of the goth girls Howard and Raj date in the third season reappeared in the eighth as their guide to a problem-solving dungeon. Then there are Lonely Larry and Captain Sweatpants who first appeared in the comic book store and later as Wil Wheaton's friends.
* In ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'', Godínez, different from the other [[AdultsDressedAsChildren "kids"]], rarely appeared in the "regular" episodes set in the village and when he did, he was close to a LivingProp. But, during some of the school/classroom theme episodes, he had significant appearances.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
** Stuntwoman Bridgett Riley played a minor character named Sharkie that kept popping up in Bulk & Skull's scenes between the pilot and "Life's a Masquerade" of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.
** [[CreatorCameo Producer Doug Sloan]] had a habit of randomly popping up as a reporter when he wasn't playing one of Kimberly's relatives.
** A bunch of interchangeable one-shot characters frequently reappeared in the ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' [=PSAs=].

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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' has Ruthie, the Monk's cashier. Despite having at most one speaking part in the entire series, she racked up more appearances than any recurring character.
* Buck Henry, a 10-time host on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', played the same customer, Mr. Dantley, in seven different Creator/JohnBelushi "Samurai" sketches.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' had a few, all of whom became {{ascended extra}}s to differing degrees. Lauren Zizes actually joined the club, Stoner Brett auditioned and got a few lines in later episodes, and Jordan Stern (the neck-brace cheerio)...well, she got named at least.
* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', there is Anthea, the wisecracking hospital emergency room receptionist, who has had frequent dealings with the gang, especially Howard, when an allergy flares or a robotic arm grips tightly but will not let go. One of the goth girls Howard and Raj date in the third season reappeared in the eighth as their guide to a problem-solving dungeon. Then there are Lonely Larry and Captain Sweatpants who first appeared in two seasons of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', Amanda Tepe portrayed various oneshot characters, earning her the comic book store and later as Wil Wheaton's friends.
* In ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'', Godínez, different from the other [[AdultsDressedAsChildren "kids"]], rarely appeared in the "regular" episodes set in the village and when he did, he was close to a LivingProp. But, during some of the school/classroom theme episodes, he had significant appearances.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
** Stuntwoman Bridgett Riley played a minor character named Sharkie that kept popping up in Bulk & Skull's scenes between the pilot and "Life's a Masquerade" of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.
** [[CreatorCameo Producer Doug Sloan]] had a habit of randomly popping up as a reporter when he wasn't playing one of Kimberly's relatives.
** A bunch of interchangeable one-shot characters frequently reappeared in the ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' [=PSAs=].
FanNickname "The Monotone Lady".



* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrolls'' has one M'aiq the Lair in the third, fourth, fifth and MMORPG installments of the games as a character who would randomly show up in the game world. The player can ask him about a topic which M'aiq would answer with a humorously ridiculous answer, such as dragons existing but invisible and fly very near the ground which is why you don't see any.
** M'aiq also frequently [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall leans on the fourth wall]] commenting on the game such as the mechanics or removed features from previous games, such as the need to repair armor and weapons.
** Most of the lies by M'aiq actually become true in the later games and M'aiq {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this.



* ''VideoGame/{{Tony Hawk|sProSkater}}'': Ollie the magic bum in the games. He appears in some capacity or another in almost every game (mysteriously; as noted, he's homeless, but appears in diverse locations the world over) and never plays an important role, but Ollie was playable in the third game. He hasn't appeared in a game since the ''Underground'' games, which were the triumphant finale of the original soulful series.
* Stachenscarfen and Pavel in the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' games.
** Also, in every game bar the first one there is a team of 10 different characters[[note]]they change in each game, albeit the ones ''Diabolical Box'' appear in ''Unwound Future'' too[[/note]], 5 males and 5 females, that appear in various puzzles (and as background extras in ''Miracle Mask''). The character bios you unlock at the end of each game mention them as "Puzzle Guys/Gals"[[note]]"Puzzle Lads/Lasses" in the UK version[[/note]], and the bio for Puzzle Gal 3 in ''Diabolical Box'' outright states that they're a theatre crew that reenacts puzzles.
* The Up'n'down from ''VideoGame/Rockman4MinusInfinity'' and it shows up in most of the Robot Master stages with different forms and patterns of attack.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tony Hawk|sProSkater}}'': Ollie The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games have several Marines who are inconsequential to the magic bum in plot and can even be killed with no consequence, yet reappear plenty of times throughout the games. He appears in some capacity or another in almost every game (mysteriously; as noted, he's homeless, but appears in diverse locations the world over) series. Of note is PFC. Chips Dubbo (recognizable due to his deep Australian accent), and never plays an important role, but Ollie Gunnery Sergeant Pete Stacker; Dubbo was playable a regular in the third game. He hasn't appeared in a game since the ''Underground'' games, which were the triumphant finale of the original soulful series.
* Stachenscarfen and Pavel in the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' games.
** Also,
trilogy, while Stacker showed up in every game bar single ''Halo'' FPS until he was finally absent in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''. Sergeant Johnson also fulfilled this role in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', but he became an AscendedExtra for the first one there is a team of 10 different characters[[note]]they change in each game, albeit the ones ''Diabolical Box'' appear in ''Unwound Future'' too[[/note]], 5 males and 5 females, that appear in various puzzles (and as background extras in ''Miracle Mask''). The character bios you unlock at the end of each game mention them as "Puzzle Guys/Gals"[[note]]"Puzzle Lads/Lasses" in the UK version[[/note]], and the bio for Puzzle Gal 3 in ''Diabolical Box'' outright states that they're a theatre crew that reenacts puzzles.
* The Up'n'down from ''VideoGame/Rockman4MinusInfinity'' and it shows up in most of the Robot Master stages with different forms and patterns of attack.
sequels.



* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' games:
** Stachenscarfen and Pavel.
** Also, in every game bar the first one there is a team of 10 different characters[[note]]they change in each game, albeit the ones ''Diabolical Box'' appear in ''Unwound Future'' too[[/note]], 5 males and 5 females, that appear in various puzzles (and as background extras in ''Miracle Mask''). The character bios you unlock at the end of each game mention them as "Puzzle Guys/Gals"[[note]]"Puzzle Lads/Lasses" in the UK version[[/note]], and the bio for Puzzle Gal 3 in ''Diabolical Box'' outright states that they're a theatre crew that reenacts puzzles.
* The Up'n'down from ''VideoGame/Rockman4MinusInfinity'' and it shows up in most of the Robot Master stages with different forms and patterns of attack.



* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games have several Marines who are inconsequential to the plot and can even be killed with no consequence, yet reappear plenty of times throughout the series. Of note is PFC. Chips Dubbo (recognizable due to his deep Australian accent), and Gunnery Sergeant Pete Stacker; Dubbo was a regular in the original trilogy, while Stacker showed up in every single ''Halo'' FPS until he was finally absent in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''. Sergeant Johnson also fulfilled this role in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', but he became an AscendedExtra for the sequels.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrolls'' has one M'aiq the Lair in the third, fourth, fifth and MMORPG installments of the games as a character who would randomly show up in the game world. The player can ask him about a topic which M'aiq would answer with a humorously ridiculous answer, such as dragons existing but invisible and fly very near the ground which is why you don't see any.
** M'aiq also frequently [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall leans on the fourth wall]] commenting on the game such as the mechanics or removed features from previous games, such as the need to repair armor and weapons.
** Most of the lies by M'aiq actually become true in the later games and M'aiq {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games have several Marines who are inconsequential to ''VideoGame/{{Tony Hawk|sProSkater}}'': Ollie the plot magic bum in the games. He appears in some capacity or another in almost every game (mysteriously; as noted, he's homeless, but appears in diverse locations the world over) and can even be killed with no consequence, yet reappear plenty of times throughout never plays an important role, but Ollie was playable in the series. Of note is PFC. Chips Dubbo (recognizable due to his deep Australian accent), and Gunnery Sergeant Pete Stacker; Dubbo was a regular third game. He hasn't appeared in a game since the ''Underground'' games, which were the triumphant finale of the original trilogy, while Stacker showed up in every single ''Halo'' FPS until he was finally absent in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''. Sergeant Johnson also fulfilled this role in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', but he became an AscendedExtra for the sequels.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrolls'' has one M'aiq the Lair in the third, fourth, fifth and MMORPG installments of the games as a character who would randomly show up in the game world. The player can ask him about a topic which M'aiq would answer with a humorously ridiculous answer, such as dragons existing but invisible and fly very near the ground which is why you don't see any.
** M'aiq also frequently [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall leans on the fourth wall]] commenting on the game such as the mechanics or removed features from previous games, such as the need to repair armor and weapons.
** Most of the lies by M'aiq actually become true in the later games and M'aiq {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this.
soulful series.



* The Middleton High students from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' milling around in the background when Kim and Ron are at school are quite consistent, but fans particularly picked up on two: a freckled brunette usually wearing blue outfits and thus dubbed "Girl in Blue" and a tall, short-haired girl who fit the image of a ButchLesbian and was dubbed "Alex Sapphic", first by {{slashfic}}, then by the fandom in general.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has a ton, to the point that Bikini Bottom only has about twenty or so unique residents. A few of particular note are the dark-green adult male fish who yelled "my leg!!" during large scenes of commotion, an unseen person who often yelled "boo, you stink!" (later revealed to be Squidward's mother!), a blue fish somewhat resembling a shark who [[OohMeAccentsSlipping switches his accent partway through the series]] and has a hatred for big meaty claws, and another green fish with an....[[ChewingTheScenery unhealthy obsession]] for chocolate.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
** The "[[FanNickname Yuppie Couple]]" (whose real names are Margot Yale and Breandan Quarters) have moved out of the background and have become involved in the greater story, making them no longer an example of the trope named for them. In the four-part episode "City of Stone" a pair of statues that looked like them were smashed by Demona, prompting fan outcry about killing them. WordOfGod says that the statues were two other identical people who were not this couple, and the couple has gained larger roles in the comics -- the woman being the DA representative on the Gargoyles Task Force, and the man bringing a doctor to help save the life of the mortally wounded Goliath. The couple in question even appeared, albeit with swapped names (Brenda and Marco), in another Disney action series, ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', but only as a one time, not recurring (Creator/GregWeisman worked on both shows).
** A jogger who wears an "I Love NY" baseball cap who appears in a few episodes, and gets the occasional SpearCarrier line of dialogue.
** Vinnie Grigori (whose voice mimics Vinnie Barbarino (Creator/JohnTravolta) from ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter''). This guy loses at least two jobs and a motorcycle to the Gargoyles' actions. In the LowerDeckEpisode ClipShow centered on him, he spends most of the show narrating his past troubles to a custom-built weapon [[ParentalBonus called "Mr. Carter," which his accent renders indistinguishable from "Mr. Kotter"]], before finally shooting Goliath in the face just after the climax of a big battle that had Goliath's attention all night. Fortunately, "Mr. Carter" only shoots cream pies, and Vinnie walked away very satisfied with himself, leaving a confused Goliath to wonder at his identity. In the first episode of ''The Goliath Chronicles'' he actually has a major role, and saves Goliath and Elisa's lives before [[PutOnABus putting himself on a bus]] to take a job in Japan. [[spoiler: Too bad for him there are Gargoyles ''there'' too... He is next seen being observed by Yama, one of the Japanese Gargoyles in the ''ComicBook/BadGuys'' mini series]].
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' had this in Filbert for a while, until he became an AscendedExtra.
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' had a few characters like this, including their own yuppie couple and that large, bald, sunburnt tourist who keeps dropping his ice cream cone.
* ''WesternAnimation/GalaxyHigh'' had another couple. The wife's name was Myrtle. They were actually an important part of at least one story, giving the main character a lift when his spaceship broke down. They may have been a pair of the Roepers from ''Series/ThreesCompany''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' does this, but none of the recurring extras are seen in the same role twice. Of particular note is Bruce, who first appeared as an unnamed and rather creepy Spider-Man impersonator Peter considered hiring for Stewie's party in "Death Has a Shadow", and later popped up in various roles over the series first run. Eventually, after the show was UnCanceled, he received a name ({{lampshade|Hanging}}d of course), and became an AscendedExtra.
* Several on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** Squeaky Voice Teen, usually seen working in fast food restaurants or other low level retail.
** Raphael, AKA Wiseguy, AKA Sarcastic Man, who is a taxi driver, store clerk, plumber, etc depending of what the plot needs.
** Yes Guy, a Frank Nelson parody (see above in live action TV). In a homage to the original, he has Nelson's odd mannerisms and voice and always plays clerks.
** This applies greatly to the children seen in Bart and Lisa's classes. One-time character of the day students like Allison, Alex, and Francine, who are voiced by celebrities, are reduced to this. In fact, due to the severe lack of female students at Springfield Elementary and Lisa's lack of friends, the only girls she is ever seen with are Janey (her fair-weathered "friend") and Sherri & Terri (two bratty twins who aren't even in her class).
* Silkie, from the second season of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' onward, was basically Kuroneko as played by an oversized grub.
* ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' has at least a half-dozen of these, including a pirate, a little old lady, a delivery guy, a biker named Beef, and a janitor. Whether or not Yoshi the cameraman counts is debatable.

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* The Middleton High On ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', pretty much every one of the minor students from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' milling around in the background when Kim and Ron are at Jimmy's school are quite consistent, but fans particularly picked easily recognizable. While they show up on two: a freckled brunette usually wearing blue outfits and thus dubbed "Girl in Blue" and a tall, short-haired girl who fit the image of a ButchLesbian and was dubbed "Alex Sapphic", first by {{slashfic}}, then by the fandom in general.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has a ton, to the point that Bikini Bottom only has about twenty or so unique residents. A few of particular note are the dark-green adult male fish who yelled "my leg!!" during large scenes of commotion, an unseen person who often yelled "boo, you stink!" (later revealed to be Squidward's mother!), a blue fish somewhat resembling a shark who [[OohMeAccentsSlipping switches his accent partway through the series]] and has a hatred for big meaty claws, and another green fish with an....[[ChewingTheScenery unhealthy obsession]] for chocolate.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
** The "[[FanNickname Yuppie Couple]]" (whose real names are Margot Yale and Breandan Quarters) have moved out of the background and have become involved in the greater story, making them no longer an example of the trope named for them. In the four-part episode "City of Stone" a pair of statues that looked like them were smashed by Demona, prompting fan outcry about killing them. WordOfGod says that the statues were two other identical people who were not this couple,
almost every scene taking place at school, they're also seen at Retroland and the couple has gained larger roles in the comics -- the woman being the DA representative on the Gargoyles Task Force, and the man bringing a doctor to help save the life of the mortally wounded Goliath. Candy Bar store very often.
* In ''[[Franchise/{{Tintin}}
The couple in question even appeared, albeit with swapped names (Brenda and Marco), in another Disney action series, ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', but only as a one time, not recurring (Creator/GregWeisman worked on both shows).
** A jogger who wears an "I Love NY" baseball cap who
Adventures Of Tintin]]'', [[CreatorCameo Tintin's creator Hergé]] appears in a few episodes, and gets the occasional SpearCarrier line of dialogue.
** Vinnie Grigori (whose voice mimics Vinnie Barbarino (Creator/JohnTravolta) from ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter''). This guy loses
at least two jobs and a motorcycle to the Gargoyles' actions. In the LowerDeckEpisode ClipShow centered on him, he spends most of the show narrating his past troubles to a custom-built weapon [[ParentalBonus called "Mr. Carter," which his accent renders indistinguishable from "Mr. Kotter"]], before finally shooting Goliath once in the face just after the climax of a big battle that had Goliath's attention all night. Fortunately, "Mr. Carter" only shoots cream pies, and Vinnie walked away very satisfied with himself, leaving a confused Goliath to wonder at his identity. In the first episode of ''The Goliath Chronicles'' he actually has a major role, and saves Goliath and Elisa's lives before [[PutOnABus putting himself on a bus]] to take a job in Japan. [[spoiler: Too bad for him every story.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'',
there are Gargoyles ''there'' too... He is next seen being observed by Yama, one of the Japanese Gargoyles two kids in the ''ComicBook/BadGuys'' mini series]].
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' had this in Filbert for a while, until he became an AscendedExtra.
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' had a few characters like this, including their own yuppie couple and that large, bald, sunburnt tourist
Arthur's class who keeps dropping his ice cream cone.
* ''WesternAnimation/GalaxyHigh'' had another couple. The wife's name was Myrtle. They were actually an important part of at least one story, giving the main character a lift when his spaceship broke down. They may
have been a pair in nearly every episode that shows his class since the beginning of the Roepers from ''Series/ThreesCompany''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' does this, but
series. One is a gray rabbit boy, the other is a rabbit girl with a hairstyle like D.W.'s. The girl has never said anything, and the boy has had ''three lines'' for the entire run of the show, and none of the recurring extras are seen in the same role twice. Of particular note is Bruce, who first appeared as an unnamed and rather creepy Spider-Man impersonator Peter considered hiring for Stewie's party in "Death Has a Shadow", and later popped up in various roles over the series first run. Eventually, after the show was UnCanceled, he received a name ({{lampshade|Hanging}}d of course), and became an AscendedExtra.
* Several on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** Squeaky Voice Teen, usually seen working in fast food restaurants or
other low level retail.
** Raphael, AKA Wiseguy, AKA Sarcastic Man, who
main characters talk about or notice them. The girl, Maria, is a taxi driver, store clerk, plumber, etc depending of what the plot needs.
** Yes Guy, a Frank Nelson parody (see above in live action TV). In a homage
getting an episode dedicated to the original, he has Nelson's odd mannerisms and voice and always plays clerks.
** This applies greatly to the children seen in Bart and Lisa's classes. One-time character of the day students like Allison, Alex, and Francine, who are voiced by celebrities, are reduced to this. In fact, due to the severe lack of female students at Springfield Elementary and Lisa's lack of friends, the only girls she is ever seen with are Janey (her fair-weathered "friend") and Sherri & Terri (two bratty twins who aren't even in
her class).
* Silkie, from the second
in season of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' onward, was basically Kuroneko as played by an oversized grub.
* ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' has at least a half-dozen of these, including a pirate, a little old lady, a delivery guy, a biker named Beef, and a janitor. Whether or not Yoshi the cameraman counts is debatable.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': Larry and Steve, two of Didi's students who have worked at several different disastrous jobs (thanks to the babies), including house painting, the supermarket, and the movie theater.
* Edgar and Chauncey, in the various incarnations of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'':
-->'''Edgar:''' There's something you don't see every day, Chauncey.\\
'''Chauncey:''' What's that, Edgar?
* Kelly, the hapless and perpetually unlucky woman who inadvertently runs afoul of alien robots who turn into cars in ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise''. Her insurance probably didn't cover most of the problems they caused. Her name was never spoken in-series, and comes from a sheet listing the cast.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', frequently when mass devastation is being caused (frequently causing everyone else to scream and run for their lives), we see a particular kid watching it who just watches and says "Cool."
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' and its sequels have Scrat, a disaster-prone prehistoric rodent who wants nothing more than to harvest and bury acorns and who occasionally crosses paths with the main characters.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' has its various appearances of [[ContinuityCameo the Witwicky Family]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' consistently has a number of these. Though it makes sense as the main character is going to the same high school for the whole show, they do seem to show up everywhere.
** The boy with the spiky blond hair. (Who only ever got one line: "A freakisly large hornet!...Owww, my leg!")
** The chick with red hair and glasses... and possibly braces. (She does actually get a role as one of the transformed geeks when the trio goes to the San Diego Comic Con. At least, it's the same character design.)
** The black chick with the tall black hair and green sweater.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': Larry and Steve, two of Didi's students who have worked at several different disastrous jobs (thanks to the babies), including house painting, the supermarket, and the movie theater.
* Edgar and Chauncey, in the various incarnations of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'':
-->'''Edgar:''' There's something you don't see every day, Chauncey.\\
'''Chauncey:''' What's that, Edgar?
* Kelly, the hapless and perpetually unlucky
''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' had a few, one noticeable one being a woman with shoulder-length red hair, a brown turtleneck and a tan skirt, who inadvertently runs afoul of alien robots who turn into cars became SuddenlyVoiced in ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise''. Her insurance probably didn't cover most of the problems they caused. Her name was "Along Came a Spider", but never spoken in-series, and comes from received a sheet listing the cast.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', frequently when mass devastation is being caused (frequently causing everyone else to scream and run for their lives), we see a particular kid watching it who just watches and says "Cool."
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' and its sequels have Scrat, a disaster-prone prehistoric rodent who wants nothing more than to harvest and bury acorns and who occasionally crosses paths with the main characters.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' has its various appearances of [[ContinuityCameo the Witwicky Family]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' consistently has a number of these. Though it makes sense as the main character is going to the same high school for the whole show, they do seem to show up everywhere.
** The boy with the spiky blond hair. (Who only ever got one line: "A freakisly large hornet!...Owww, my leg!")
** The chick with red hair and glasses... and possibly braces. (She does actually get a role as one of the transformed geeks when the trio goes to the San Diego Comic Con. At least, it's the same character design.)
** The black chick with the tall black hair and green sweater.
name.



* Several of the unnamed citizens of Marzipan City in ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' pop up more than once, and considering their individual bizarre attributes, it's not hard to notice them.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'':
** Di Lung, who would often pop up very briefly to utter his catchphrase, "Watch where you're going, you foo'!" He was essentially an extra until about halfway through the series, when he became more active in the plot.
** Jean Bonne also filled this role after [[DemotedToExtra his demotion]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' consistently has a number of these. Though it makes sense as the main character is going to the same high school for the whole show, they do seem to show up everywhere.
** The boy with the spiky blond hair. (Who only ever got one line: "A freakisly large hornet!...Owww, my leg!")
** The chick with red hair and glasses... and possibly braces. (She does actually get a role as one of the transformed geeks when the trio goes to the San Diego Comic Con. At least, it's the same character design.)
** The black chick with the tall black hair and green sweater.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'''s background classmates are kept consistent throughout the series, most notably Andrea, the goth girl who drops the occasional snark and writes {{Wangst}}y poetry. She's given some development though, such as when Daria and Jane ease her embarrassment towards working at a wholesale club (we actually see her smile), and at the very end of the series when she hooks up with Upchuck.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' does this, but none of the recurring extras are seen in the same role twice. Of particular note is Bruce, who first appeared as an unnamed and rather creepy Spider-Man impersonator Peter considered hiring for Stewie's party in "Death Has a Shadow", and later popped up in various roles over the series first run. Eventually, after the show was UnCanceled, he received a name ({{lampshade|Hanging}}d of course), and became an AscendedExtra.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' has a number of background imaginary friends like Fluffer Nutter, Billy the Squid, Two-Head Fred, Wheelie, Mucus George, or Clumsy (to name some that are given ones). This would be because the ones that consistently appear are noticeable in part of the CastOfSnowflakes.
* Season 1 of ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' had the ubiquitous Mr. Ford, a character who seemed to work at every menial job in the city from retail clerk to security guard to hospital employee, depending on the plot. Lampshaded in episode 12 when the main cast finally notices, to which his resigned response is "Yeah, my ass is everywhere." He was elevated to a main character actually affecting the plot in season 2 and the spinoff ''TheXtacles.''



* ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' has a lot of kid characters that show up every now and then in background roles and crowd scenes. Notable ones include a goofy boy named Jeff, a red-headed girl in a pink dress and purple boots, Chido, a tough girl with in a blue puffy jacket, a ginger-haired boy with a green shirt, and Sam, who happens to be a [[EnsembleDarkhorse very popular character among the show's small fandom.]] A few of these characters actually get [[ADayInTheLimelight at least one or two episodes centered on them.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'''s background classmates are kept consistent throughout the series, most notably Andrea, the goth girl who drops the occasional snark and writes {{Wangst}}y poetry. She's given some development though, such as when Daria and Jane ease her embarrassment towards working at a wholesale club (we actually see her smile), and at the very end of the series when she hooks up with Upchuck.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' has a lot of kid characters that show up every now and then in background roles and crowd scenes. Notable ones include a goofy boy named Jeff, a red-headed girl in a pink dress and purple boots, Chido, a tough girl with in a blue puffy jacket, a ginger-haired boy with a green shirt, and Sam, who happens to be a [[EnsembleDarkhorse very popular character among the show's small fandom.]] A few of these characters ''WesternAnimation/GalaxyHigh'' had another couple. The wife's name was Myrtle. They were actually get [[ADayInTheLimelight an important part of at least one or two episodes centered on them.]]
story, giving the main character a lift when his spaceship broke down. They may have been a pair of the Roepers from ''Series/ThreesCompany''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'''s ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
** The "[[FanNickname Yuppie Couple]]" (whose real names are Margot Yale and Breandan Quarters) have moved out of the
background classmates are kept consistent throughout and have become involved in the greater story, making them no longer an example of the trope named for them. In the four-part episode "City of Stone" a pair of statues that looked like them were smashed by Demona, prompting fan outcry about killing them. WordOfGod says that the statues were two other identical people who were not this couple, and the couple has gained larger roles in the comics -- the woman being the DA representative on the Gargoyles Task Force, and the man bringing a doctor to help save the life of the mortally wounded Goliath. The couple in question even appeared, albeit with swapped names (Brenda and Marco), in another Disney action series, most notably Andrea, the goth girl ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', but only as a one time, not recurring (Creator/GregWeisman worked on both shows).
** A jogger
who drops wears an "I Love NY" baseball cap who appears in a few episodes, and gets the occasional snark SpearCarrier line of dialogue.
** Vinnie Grigori (whose voice mimics Vinnie Barbarino (Creator/JohnTravolta) from ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter''). This guy loses at least two jobs
and writes {{Wangst}}y poetry. She's given some development though, such as when Daria a motorcycle to the Gargoyles' actions. In the LowerDeckEpisode ClipShow centered on him, he spends most of the show narrating his past troubles to a custom-built weapon [[ParentalBonus called "Mr. Carter," which his accent renders indistinguishable from "Mr. Kotter"]], before finally shooting Goliath in the face just after the climax of a big battle that had Goliath's attention all night. Fortunately, "Mr. Carter" only shoots cream pies, and Jane ease her embarrassment towards working Vinnie walked away very satisfied with himself, leaving a confused Goliath to wonder at a wholesale club (we his identity. In the first episode of ''The Goliath Chronicles'' he actually see her smile), has a major role, and at the very end saves Goliath and Elisa's lives before [[PutOnABus putting himself on a bus]] to take a job in Japan. [[spoiler: Too bad for him there are Gargoyles ''there'' too... He is next seen being observed by Yama, one of the series when she hooks up with Upchuck.Japanese Gargoyles in the ''ComicBook/BadGuys'' mini series]].
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has many characters who are seen in every crowd. Many of them have received a FandomNickname like the "Free Pizza Guy".
%%* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'': The bear.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' had a pair of cops -- based on ''Turtles'' creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird -- who would appear whenever the scene required policemen.
* Bibbo Bibbowski of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', an absent-minded longshoreman, who appears in the pilot (with minor plot-relevance; he's established as an informant for Lois who helped her on an arms smuggling expose, and whom she asks to inform the ''Planet'' of her whereabouts if she doesn't return from the ship she is investigating, a task he is quickly distracted from). He appears several times thereafter, often just to provide a comment on something strange that has occurred, though occasionally Lois or Clark seek information from him, and he often makes shows of support for Superman.
* Season 1 of ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' had the ubiquitous Mr. Ford, a character who seemed to work at every menial job in the city from retail clerk to security guard to hospital employee, depending on the plot. Lampshaded in episode 12 when the main cast finally notices, to which his resigned response is "Yeah, my ass is everywhere." He was elevated to a main character actually affecting the plot in season 2 and the spinoff ''TheXtacles.''
%%* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'': The bear.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' had When ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' needs a pair of cops -- based on ''Turtles'' creators Kevin Eastman band besides Jem and Peter Laird -- who would appear whenever the scene required policemen.
* Bibbo Bibbowski of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', an absent-minded longshoreman, who appears in the pilot (with minor plot-relevance; he's established as an informant for Lois who helped her on an arms smuggling expose,
The Holograms, The Misfits, and whom she asks to inform the ''Planet'' of her whereabouts if she doesn't return from the ship she is investigating, a task he is quickly distracted from). He appears several times thereafter, often just to provide a comment on something strange that has occurred, though occasionally Lois or Clark seek information from him, and he often makes shows of support for Superman.
* Season 1 of ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' had the ubiquitous Mr. Ford, a character who seemed to work at every menial job in the city from retail clerk to security guard to hospital employee, depending on the plot. Lampshaded in episode 12 when the main cast finally notices, to which his resigned response is "Yeah, my ass is everywhere." He was elevated to a main character actually affecting the plot in season 2 and the spinoff ''TheXtacles.''
%%* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'':
The bear.Stingers they use [[http://jem.wikia.com/wiki/Limp_Lizards Limp Lizards]]. Their only song seems to be a {{wangst}}y OneHitWonder called "Broken Glasss".



* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** Several of the interns from ''Total Drama Action'', as well as many of the characters' old designs as a DevelopmentGag.
** During the special, Chris even brought back some others (such as the intern with the hat, the serial killer, and the Eskimo dropped on Courtney) to [[spoiler: be the "stars" of a fake reality show called "Total Drama Dirtbags"]].
** Ezekiel becomes one in ''World Tour'' where he continues cameoing in the background of almost every episode.
** Mr. Coconut is one in ''All-Stars''.
* Reflector in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1'' tended to just be an "extra" Decepticon, since clones of him were often used to pad out the Decepticon ranks. He never affected the plot and after the first few episodes, didn't get to speak despite a number of generic appearances. He had a minor role in the first part of ''More than Meets the Eye'', but that was about it.
* Several of the unnamed citizens of Marzipan City in ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' pop up more than once, and considering their individual bizarre attributes, it's not hard to notice them.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'':
** Di Lung, who would often pop up very briefly to utter his catchphrase, "Watch where you're going, you foo'!" He was essentially an extra until about halfway through the series, when he became more active in the plot.
** Jean Bonne also filled this role after [[DemotedToExtra his demotion]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** Several
''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' has at least a half-dozen of these, including a pirate, a little old lady, a delivery guy, a biker named Beef, and a janitor. Whether or not Yoshi the interns cameraman counts is debatable.
* The Middleton High students
from ''Total Drama Action'', as well as many of the characters' old designs as a DevelopmentGag.
** During the special, Chris even brought back some others (such as the intern with the hat, the serial killer, and the Eskimo dropped on Courtney) to [[spoiler: be the "stars" of a fake reality show called "Total Drama Dirtbags"]].
** Ezekiel becomes one in ''World Tour'' where he continues cameoing
''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' milling around in the background when Kim and Ron are at school are quite consistent, but fans particularly picked up on two: a freckled brunette usually wearing blue outfits and thus dubbed "Girl in Blue" and a tall, short-haired girl who fit the image of a ButchLesbian and was dubbed "Alex Sapphic", first by {{slashfic}}, then by the fandom in general.
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' had a few characters like this, including their own yuppie couple and that large, bald, sunburnt tourist who keeps dropping his ice cream cone.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', frequently when mass devastation is being caused (frequently causing everyone else to scream and run for their lives), we see a particular kid watching it who just watches and says "Cool."
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has an entire stable of recurring background ponies, many of whom have fan followings
almost every episode.
** Mr. Coconut is one in ''All-Stars''.
* Reflector in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1'' tended to just be an "extra" Decepticon, since clones of him were often used to pad out the Decepticon ranks. He never affected the plot and after the first few episodes, didn't get to speak despite a number of generic appearances. He had a minor role in the first part of ''More than Meets the Eye'', but
as unlikely as that was about it.
* Several
of [[PeripheryDemographic the unnamed citizens show itself]]. These include [[TheKlutz clumsy]] EnsembleDarkHorse Derpy Hooves, probably the most well-known of Marzipan City in ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' pop up more than once, them all thanks to an animator's in-joke, as well as [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor Hooves]] and considering their individual bizarre attributes, it's not hard Lyra Heartstrings, to notice them.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'':
** Di Lung, who would often pop up very briefly to utter his catchphrase, "Watch where you're going, you foo'!" He was essentially an extra until about halfway through the series, when he became more active in the plot.
** Jean Bonne also filled this role after [[DemotedToExtra his demotion]].
name but a few out of very, ''very'' many.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has an entire stable of recurring background ponies, many of whom have fan followings almost as unlikely as that of [[PeripheryDemographic the show itself]]. These include [[TheKlutz clumsy]] EnsembleDarkHorse Derpy Hooves, probably the most well-known of them all thanks to an animator's in-joke, as well as [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor Hooves]] and Lyra Heartstrings, to name but a few out of very, ''very'' many.
* In ''[[Franchise/{{Tintin}} The Adventures Of Tintin]]'', [[CreatorCameo Tintin's creator Hergé]] appears at least once in every story.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' had a recurring mutant who had no powers, but just looked kind of animalistic. He even got the occasional line of dialogue, usually pleading for his life at the hands of an angry mob of normal humans.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', pretty much every one of the minor students in Jimmy's school are easily recognizable. While they show up in almost every scene taking place at school, they're also seen at Retroland and the Candy Bar store very often.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Edgar and Chauncey, in the various incarnations of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'':
-->'''Edgar:''' There's something you don't see every day, Chauncey.\\
'''Chauncey:''' What's that, Edgar?
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' had this in Filbert for a while, until he became an AscendedExtra.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': Larry and Steve, two of Didi's students who have worked at several different disastrous jobs (thanks to the babies), including house painting, the supermarket, and the movie theater.
* ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig''
has an entire stable a lot of recurring kid characters that show up every now and then in background ponies, many of whom have fan followings almost as unlikely as that of [[PeripheryDemographic the show itself]]. These roles and crowd scenes. Notable ones include [[TheKlutz clumsy]] EnsembleDarkHorse Derpy Hooves, probably a goofy boy named Jeff, a red-headed girl in a pink dress and purple boots, Chido, a tough girl with in a blue puffy jacket, a ginger-haired boy with a green shirt, and Sam, who happens to be a [[EnsembleDarkhorse very popular character among the most well-known of them all thanks to an animator's in-joke, as well as [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor Hooves]] and Lyra Heartstrings, to name but a show's small fandom.]] A few out of very, ''very'' many.
* In ''[[Franchise/{{Tintin}} The Adventures Of Tintin]]'', [[CreatorCameo Tintin's creator Hergé]] appears
these characters actually get [[ADayInTheLimelight at least once in every story.
one or two episodes centered on them.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' had a recurring mutant who had no powers, but just looked kind of animalistic. He even got the occasional line of dialogue, Several on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Squeaky Voice Teen,
usually pleading for his life at seen working in fast food restaurants or other low level retail.
** Raphael, AKA Wiseguy, AKA Sarcastic Man, who is a taxi driver, store clerk, plumber, etc depending of what
the hands of an angry mob of normal humans.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', pretty much every one
plot needs.
** Yes Guy, a Frank Nelson parody (see above in live action TV). In a homage to the original, he has Nelson's odd mannerisms and voice and always plays clerks.
** This applies greatly to the children seen in Bart and Lisa's classes. One-time character
of the minor day students in Jimmy's school like Allison, Alex, and Francine, who are easily recognizable. While they show up in almost every scene taking place voiced by celebrities, are reduced to this. In fact, due to the severe lack of female students at school, they're also Springfield Elementary and Lisa's lack of friends, the only girls she is ever seen at Retroland with are Janey (her fair-weathered "friend") and Sherri & Terri (two bratty twins who aren't even in her class).
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has a ton, to
the Candy Bar store very often.point that Bikini Bottom only has about twenty or so unique residents. A few of particular note are the dark-green adult male fish who yelled "my leg!!" during large scenes of commotion, an unseen person who often yelled "boo, you stink!" (later revealed to be Squidward's mother!), a blue fish somewhat resembling a shark who [[OohMeAccentsSlipping switches his accent partway through the series]] and has a hatred for big meaty claws, and another green fish with an....[[ChewingTheScenery unhealthy obsession]] for chocolate.



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has many characters who are seen in every crowd. Many of them have received a FandomNickname like the "Free Pizza Guy".
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', there are two kids in Arthur's class who have been in nearly every episode that shows his class since the beginning of the series. One is a gray rabbit boy, the other is a rabbit girl with a hairstyle like D.W.'s. The girl has never said anything, and the boy has had ''three lines'' for the entire run of the show, and none of the other main characters talk about or notice them. The girl, Maria, is getting an episode dedicated to her in season 19.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' had a few, one noticeable one being a woman with shoulder-length red hair, a brown turtleneck and a tan skirt, who became SuddenlyVoiced in "Along Came a Spider", but never received a name.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' has a number of background imaginary friends like Fluffer Nutter, Billy the Squid, Two-Head Fred, Wheelie, Mucus George, or Clumsy (to name some that are given ones). This would be because the ones that consistently appear are noticeable in part of the CastOfSnowflakes.
* When ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' needs a band besides Jem and The Holograms, The Misfits, and The Stingers they use [[http://jem.wikia.com/wiki/Limp_Lizards Limp Lizards]]. Their only song seems to be a {{wangst}}y OneHitWonder called "Broken Glasss".

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has many characters Bibbo Bibbowski of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', an absent-minded longshoreman, who are seen appears in every crowd. Many of them have received a FandomNickname like the "Free Pizza Guy".
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', there are two kids in Arthur's class
pilot (with minor plot-relevance; he's established as an informant for Lois who have been in nearly every episode helped her on an arms smuggling expose, and whom she asks to inform the ''Planet'' of her whereabouts if she doesn't return from the ship she is investigating, a task he is quickly distracted from). He appears several times thereafter, often just to provide a comment on something strange that has occurred, though occasionally Lois or Clark seek information from him, and he often makes shows his class since of support for Superman.
* Silkie, from
the beginning second season of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' onward, was basically Kuroneko as played by an oversized grub.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)]]'' had a pair of cops -- based on ''Turtles'' creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird -- who would appear whenever the scene required policemen.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** Several
of the series. One is a gray rabbit boy, interns from ''Total Drama Action'', as well as many of the other is characters' old designs as a rabbit girl DevelopmentGag.
** During the special, Chris even brought back some others (such as the intern
with a hairstyle like D.W.'s. The girl has never said anything, the hat, the serial killer, and the boy Eskimo dropped on Courtney) to [[spoiler: be the "stars" of a fake reality show called "Total Drama Dirtbags"]].
** Ezekiel becomes one in ''World Tour'' where he continues cameoing in the background of almost every episode.
** Mr. Coconut is one in ''All-Stars''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''
has had ''three lines'' for its various appearances of [[ContinuityCameo the entire run Witwicky Family]].
* Kelly, the hapless and perpetually unlucky woman who inadvertently runs afoul of alien robots who turn into cars in ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise''. Her insurance probably didn't cover most
of the show, and none of the other main characters talk about or notice them. The girl, Maria, is getting an episode dedicated to her in season 19.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' had a few, one noticeable one being a woman with shoulder-length red hair, a brown turtleneck and a tan skirt, who became SuddenlyVoiced in "Along Came a Spider", but
problems they caused. Her name was never received spoken in-series, and comes from a name.
sheet listing the cast.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' has Reflector in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1'' tended to just be an "extra" Decepticon, since clones of him were often used to pad out the Decepticon ranks. He never affected the plot and after the first few episodes, didn't get to speak despite a number of background imaginary friends like Fluffer Nutter, Billy generic appearances. He had a minor role in the Squid, Two-Head Fred, Wheelie, Mucus George, or Clumsy (to name some that are given ones). This would be because the ones that consistently appear are noticeable in first part of ''More than Meets the CastOfSnowflakes.
Eye'', but that was about it.
* When ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' needs ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' had a band besides Jem and The Holograms, The Misfits, and The Stingers they use [[http://jem.wikia.com/wiki/Limp_Lizards Limp Lizards]]. Their only song seems to be a {{wangst}}y OneHitWonder called "Broken Glasss". recurring mutant who had no powers, but just looked kind of animalistic. He even got the occasional line of dialogue, usually pleading for his life at the hands of an angry mob of normal humans.
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* Eric Idle's character in ''Film/NationalLampoonsEuropeanVacation'' just happens to turn up at the same spots all over Europe at the same time as the main characters, [[DesignatedVictim suffering increasingly grievous injuries due to their actions]]. He returns for more of the same 18 years later in the MadeForTVMovie ''Christmas Vacation 2.''

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* Eric Idle's Creator/EricIdle's character in ''Film/NationalLampoonsEuropeanVacation'' just happens to turn up at the same spots all over Europe at the same time as the main characters, [[DesignatedVictim suffering increasingly grievous injuries due to their actions]]. He returns for more of the same 18 years later in the MadeForTVMovie ''Christmas Vacation 2.''



** Most of the lies by M'aiq actually become true in the later games and M'aiq [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.

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** Most of the lies by M'aiq actually become true in the later games and M'aiq [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this.



* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', the Onion Kid character suffers repeatedly as a side effect of Black Mage's actions, even as they travel to different cities and continents. His family and two foster families are killed by Black Mage, he is put on trial for one of those murders, and he is kicked out of an orphanage for being bad luck when a delivery is destroyed. Eventually this was subverted by the revelation that the Onion Kid is actually [[spoiler:[[JerkassGod Sarda]]'s past self]].

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* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', the Onion Kid character suffers repeatedly as a side effect of Black Mage's actions, even as they travel to different cities and continents. His family and two foster families are killed by Black Mage, he is put on trial for one of those murders, and he is kicked out of an orphanage for being bad luck when a delivery is destroyed. Eventually this was subverted by the revelation that the Onion Kid is actually [[spoiler:[[JerkassGod [[spoiler:[[JerkassGods Sarda]]'s past self]].



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' features a nondescript bald man in black that has constantly appeared in the background or in random moments throughout the series. The fans have noticed him so much that he's gained [[http://worldsfinestonline.com/WF/beyond/bios/mrlucky/ his own bio page on World's Finest.]] He has been alternately referred to as "Mr. Lucky" or the intentionally-misspelled "The Blad Man". It is possible, but as of yet unconfirmed, as to whether the character was designed after longtime Franchise/{{DCAU}} director [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/dcanimated/images/thumb/c/ca/Danriba.jpg/300px-Danriba.jpg Dan Riba.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' features a nondescript bald man in black that has constantly appeared in the background or in random moments throughout the series. The fans have noticed him so much that he's gained [[http://worldsfinestonline.com/WF/beyond/bios/mrlucky/ his own bio page on World's Finest.]] He has been alternately referred to as "Mr. Lucky" or the intentionally-misspelled "The Blad Man". It is possible, but as of yet unconfirmed, as to whether the character was designed after longtime Franchise/{{DCAU}} Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse director [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/dcanimated/images/thumb/c/ca/Danriba.jpg/300px-Danriba.jpg Dan Riba.]]
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** [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Pandaman Pandaman]].
** Oda seems to like this trope.

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** %%** [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Pandaman Pandaman]].
** Oda seems to like this trope.
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*''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': Meshiyori is a silver-haired girl, who's notable for having {{heterochromia}} and an unusually high [[PowerLevels spirit level]][[note]]of almost [[spoiler: 1 million]][[/note]]. Despite this, she's a minor character who only appears in episode 3, briefly again near the end of 4, and isn't seen again 'til the OVA special.
23rd Aug '17 3:24:09 AM jormis29
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* ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' has a young man with yellow eyes and brown hair who reappears numerous times in various roles, such as a [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0108.html horse trader]] and [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0183.html bartender]]. [[spoiler:He turns out to be a Sidereal {{Exalted}} who knows Ten Winds. Probably a Chosen of Journeys, given his yellow color scheme.]]

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* ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' has a young man with yellow eyes and brown hair who reappears numerous times in various roles, such as a [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0108.html horse trader]] and [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0183.html bartender]]. [[spoiler:He turns out to be a Sidereal {{Exalted}} TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} who knows Ten Winds. Probably a Chosen of Journeys, given his yellow color scheme.]]
7th Aug '17 12:09:43 PM MisterCPC
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** ComicBook/NormanOsborn, the alter-ego of Spidey's arch enemy the Green Goblin, started off this way: he appeared in numerous issues as a member of J. Jonah Jameson's men's club and was often seen talking to Jonah. After about 15 issues since his first sighting, he [[AscendedExtra got a supporting role in one story]], and not long after came TheReveal that he was the Goblin's true identity.
26th Jun '17 1:33:20 PM lillolillo
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* Similarly, Ushiko ("Miss Cow") and Umao ("Mr. Horse") in ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''. A similarly named couple showed up in Akane's soaps in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Usually they inadvertently fanned Akane's fears that someone was going to get raped.

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* Similarly, Ushiko ("Miss Cow") and Umao ("Mr. Horse") in ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''. ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''.
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A similarly named couple showed up in Akane's soaps in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Usually they inadvertently fanned Akane's fears that someone was going to get raped.
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