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.
Jerry ConnerRoseanneSon of Dan and Roseanne Conner
- Growing PainsDaughter of Jason and Maggie Seaver
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirSon of Philip and Vivian Banks
Gracie Margaret KleinschmidtKing of the HillDaughter of Lucky and Luanne Kleinschmidt
Savannah Kinkirk7th HeavenDaughter of Kevin and Lucy Kinkirk
- AngelSon of Angel and Darla
Benjamin HodgeDesperate HousewivesSon of Danielle Van de Kamp and Austin McCann
Hannah VasquezBeverly Hills, 90210Daughter of Andrea Zuckerman and Jesse Vasquez
Jonah SheffieldThe NannySon of Maxwell and Fran Sheffield
Holly WhiteBreaking BadDaughter of Walter and Skyler White
Eve SheffieldThe NannyDaughter of Maxwell and Fran Sheffield
Lucinda TortelliCheersDaughter of Carla and Nick
Isabelle VaughnAliasDaughter of Sydney Bristow and Michael Vaughn
Andy HarrisRoseanneSon of Jackie Harris and Fred
Charlie Rivera7th HeavenSon of Carlos and Mary Rivera
Philip HalpertThe OfficeSon of Jim and Pam Halpert
Olivia StillfieldDesigning WomenDaughter of Charlene and Bill Stillfield
David CraneFrasierSon of Niles and Daphne Crane
Philip LiptonThe OfficeSon of Senator Lipton and Angela
Jack CoxScrubsSon of Dr. Cox and Jordan Sullivan
Isabella TurkScrubsDaughter of Carla Espinosa and Christopher Turk