While I kind of liked Cousin Oliver, he wasn’t the first: remember the neighbor kid on the Partridge Family? Dodie on My Three Sons (and, technically, Ernie)?
Soon, the practice became insufferable and the go-to strategy for lazy sit-come writers. We saw new little kids on Dif’rent Strokes, What’s Happening, The Cosby Show as well as Married, With Children and new babies on Growing Pains, The Family Ties and even Modern Family.
It didn’t stop with sitcoms, cartoons did it too: Were you all not annoyed by Scrappy Doo?
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