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.
- Daughter of Jason and Maggie Seaver
Jerry ConnerSon of Dan and Roseanne Conner
- Son of Philip and Vivian Banks
Gracie Margaret KleinschmidtDaughter of Lucky and Luanne Kleinschmidt
- Son of Angel and Darla
Benjamin HodgeSon of Danielle Van de Kamp and Austin McCann
Hannah VasquezDaughter of Andrea Zuckerman and Jesse Vasquez
Jonah SheffieldSon of Maxwell and Fran Sheffield
Savannah KinkirkDaughter of Kevin and Lucy Kinkirk
Eve SheffieldDaughter of Maxwell and Fran Sheffield
Holly WhiteDaughter of Walter and Skyler White
Lucinda TortelliDaughter of Carla and Nick
- Daughter of Sydney Bristow and Michael Vaughn
Andy HarrisSon of Jackie Harris and Fred
Charlie RiveraSon of Carlos and Mary Rivera
Philip HalpertSon of Jim and Pam Halpert
Olivia StillfieldDaughter of Charlene and Bill Stillfield
David CraneSon of Niles and Daphne Crane
Philip LiptonSon of Senator Lipton and Angela
Jack CoxSon of Dr. Cox and Jordan Sullivan
Isabella TurkDaughter of Carla Espinosa and Christopher Turk