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TV shows, especially comedy shows, don’t emerge fully formed – they sometimes make significant changes after the pilot. Here are 13 examples of that:

COMEDY NERD Archie Bunker from All In The Family was originally called Archie Justice. And the show was called And Justice For All-and that was just the first of the show's three pilots. CRACKED.COM


COMEDY NERD The original pilot script for Friends features pretty different characters. HOUSE en CLOSED Phoebe was into busking, Monica was cynical, and Joey was actually sort of mean. CRACKED.COM


COMEDY NERD In the Family Guy pilot, Meg was actually voiced by Lacey Chabert. In a later episode where they revisit the pilot, Stewie hears her and says Oh my God, what's with Meg's voice? She sounds like someone who's about to give up a huge opportunity. CRACKED.COM


COMEDY NERD Fawlty Towers originally had a totally different theme song than the one you know. You can hear the original version only in the pilot-it got changed in the very next episode. CRACKED.COM


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