Not every animated series is gonna see Rick and Morty success right out of the gate. Sometimes a studio just needs something quick - maybe there's a fad they have to cash in on, or they've just been informed that their most popular franchise is super racist.

A lot of these stopgap characters don't last long. But the ones that become iconic will inevitably go through a ton of changes.

Fred Flintstone 1960 NOW Fred Flagstone, Has since up his a hillbilly Ralph cleaned Kramden act; sells knockoff and vitamins Big Tobacco instead of sh

HE MAN 1982 NOW A toy in search After hiring of a plot In an comic book attempt to writers to flesh compete with out a plot, Star Wars toy He-Man has

Bart Sirpson 1987 NOW An Eddie World's oldest Haskell ripoff 10-year-old. King developed 10 of the edgy minutes before catchphrase, the a pitch meetin

Arthur TM 1976 NOW Protagonist of Your average Arthur's Nose, a 3rd-grade children's book humanoid about aardvark, with an consulting exceptionally a

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