Friday, August 24, 2018

Show Notes: List-o-rama: The Kids Aren't Alright

In this bonus episode, we look at the most ineffective/counterproductive (we're being diplomatic!) additions of child characters to shows in the BOTNS era. Each of us made a list of top/bottom 5 characters without consulting each other, then shared our results on the show.

For the record, here are our lists:

5) Leon (Bumper Robinson) from Night Court
4) Dodie (Dawn Lyn) from My Three Sons
3) Scrappy-Doo from Scooby-Doo
2) Andy Keaton (Brian Bonsall) from Family Ties
1) Sam (Danny Cooksey) from Diff'rent Strokes

Honorable Mentions:
Stephanie (Danielle Brisebois) from All in the Family
Jessica (Ebonie Smith) from The Jeffersons
Alfonso (Alfonso Ribeiro) from Silver Spoons

5) Joey (Joey Lawrence) from Gimme a Break!
4) Penny (Janet Jackson) from Good Times
3) Sam (Danny Cooksey) from Diff'rent Strokes
2) Andy Keaton (Brian Bonsall) from Family Ties
1) Chachi (Scott Baio) from Happy Days

Honorable Mentions:
Nicky Papadopolous (Corin Nemec) from Webster
The Smurflings from The Smurfs
Andy (Mackenzie Astin) from The Facts of Life
Cousin Oliver (Robbie Rist) from The Brady Bunch
Jeremy (Ralph Macchio) from Eight Is Enough


*The Family Ties spinoff Mike refers to is Day by Day with Linda Kelsey and Doug Sheehan.

*Corin Nemec joined Webster as George's nephew Nicky near the beginning of season 5 but did not return for season 6.

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