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Sometimes, early versions of beloved sitcoms are totally different from what ends up on the screen. Here are 15 examples of that:

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

COMEDY NERD The gang from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia were going to be actors. RUP gas The reason that got changed is that lots of TV shows about actors were popular at the time (Entourage, for example), so the setting changed to a bar. CRACKED.COM

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Frasier

COMEDY NERD Kelsey Grammer wasn't actually the first choice to sing the Frasier theme song. That honor was supposed to go to jazz legend Mel Tormé, but the producers demanded that Grammer sing it, and that's what ended up happening. CRACKED.COM

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30 Rock

COMEDY NERD The first idea for 30 Rock was basically a lot like HBO's The Newsroom. Alec Baldwin would be the on-air host-but execs passed on that concept and told Tina Fey to write about SNL backstage life. CRACKED.COM

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Parks and Recreation

COMEDY NERD Parks and Recreation was actually just going to be a The Office spin-off. That was Greg Daniels and Mike Schur's initial idea, but they soon ditched it and made Parks and Rec its own thing. CRACKED.COM

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Friends

COMEDY NERD In Friends, Joey and Monica were originally supposed to be the main couple. Joey would be a total horndog who would, over time, change his ways thanks to Monica's warmth and support. CRACKED.COM

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