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The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History

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List RulesVote up any boring baby character that really didn't add anything to the show

List of the most unnecessary new babies in TV history. These are the babies who were added after the show was off and running but didn’t give a noticeable lift to the show’s quality. In some cases, the show might have been better before the boring baby character was added. Vote up the most unnecessary TV babies, especially the ones audiences weren’t that excited to see.

 New babies are added to a show’s cast for many reasons --  have you ever felt as though not all of the reasons are good? New babies are sometimes used as a Hail Mary attempt to revive a dying TV show. This doesn’t work, however, when the new baby plot feels unnecessary or forced. In these cases, networks or producers will attempt to create hype for the pregnancy, and viewers can sense it. TV babies are also introduced as an ‘awww’ way to end a series, which occasionally comes across as emotional manipulation.

 When an unnecessary baby character is introduced, he or she will often be accompanied by clichés, such as the screaming delivery or the ‘you’re drinking breast milk’ gag. Many unimportant TV babies are also subjected to Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome, going from a newborn to a toddler (or older) in the space of a few seasons. A prime example is Little Nicky from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” who went from infant to preschooler in one season while the rest of the cast didn’t age or change. 

 Whatever the reason an unnecessary TV baby appears, it’s usually to much sighing by audiences. This list contains the most unneeded TV baby characters, the ones who failed to excite. Vote up the most unnecessary, least exciting TV babies of all time.
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  • Gracie Margaret Kleinschmidt1
    125
    21

    Gracie Margaret Kleinschmidt

    King of the Hill
    Daughter of Lucky and Luanne Kleinschmidt
  • Savannah Kinkirk2
    70
    16

    Savannah Kinkirk

    7th Heaven
    Daughter of Kevin and Lucy Kinkirk
  • Jerry Conner3
    73
    21

    Jerry Conner

    Roseanne
    Son of Dan and Roseanne Conner
  • Hannah Vasquez4
    63
    14

    Hannah Vasquez

    Beverly Hills, 90210
    Daughter of Andrea Zuckerman and Jesse Vasquez
  • Charlie Rivera5
    66
    18

    Charlie Rivera

    7th Heaven
    Son of Carlos and Mary Rivera
  • Isabelle Vaughn6
    59
    16

    Isabelle Vaughn

    Alias
    Daughter of Sydney Bristow and Michael Vaughn
  • Nicolas Andrew Banks7
    71
    28

    Nicolas Andrew Banks

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    Son of Philip and Vivian Banks
  • Chrissy Seaver8
    60
    37

    Chrissy Seaver

    Growing Pains
    Daughter of Jason and Maggie Seaver
  • Jonah Sheffield9
    42
    26

    Jonah Sheffield

    The Nanny
    Son of Maxwell and Fran Sheffield
  • Eve Sheffield10
    44
    30

    Eve Sheffield

    The Nanny
    Daughter of Maxwell and Fran Sheffield
  • Holly White11
    36
    24

    Holly White

    Breaking Bad
    Daughter of Walter and Skyler White
  • Isabella Turk12
    45
    35

    Isabella Turk

    Scrubs
    Daughter of Carla Espinosa and Christopher Turk
  • Andy Harris13
    39
    29

    Andy Harris

    Roseanne
    Son of Jackie Harris and Fred
  • Benjamin Hodge14
    27
    15

    Benjamin Hodge

    Desperate Housewives
    Son of Danielle Van de Kamp and Austin McCann
  • Philip Halpert15
    38
    35

    Philip Halpert

    The Office
    Son of Jim and Pam Halpert
  • Lucinda Tortelli16
    22
    17

    Lucinda Tortelli

    Cheers
    Daughter of Carla and Nick
  • Connor17
    43
    58

    Connor

    Angel
    Son of Angel and Darla
  • David Crane18
    20
    27

    David Crane

    Frasier
    Son of Niles and Daphne Crane
  • Philip Lipton19
    28
    39

    Philip Lipton

    The Office
    Son of Senator Lipton and Angela
  • Jack Cox20
    17
    37

    Jack Cox

    Scrubs
    Son of Dr. Cox and Jordan Sullivan
  • Olivia Stillfield21
    17
    44

    Olivia Stillfield

    Designing Women
    Daughter of Charlene and Bill Stillfield