TV writers deserve more credit than they get. Any actor can get absolutely ripped, given infinite money, time, and personal trainers. But it falls to the writers to explain why Star-Lord is still hanging around small-town bureaucrats in Pawnee, Indiana.

Sometimes an actor makes a meal out of a side character, and the writers have to figure out how to keep them around. Other times, an actor is such a nightmare that they get to murder the hell out of them. Here are some of the most inventive glow-ups, glow-downs, and kill-offs ever written into or out of popular TV shows:

BOY MEETS WORLD Minkus FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKEDC The quintessential Pops in for the dweeb. A series finale to near-daily explain that he's h

First Episode Vs. Last Episode: Best Character Kill-Offs And Glow-Ups

First Episode Vs. Last Episode: Best Character Kill-Offs And Glow-Ups

GOLDEN GIRLS Sophia FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKEDCO A one-note The iconic mood-killer, wise-cracking showing up straight from her old lady, 258 b

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LAW & ORDER: SVU Fin Tutuola FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKED.c COM 20 seasons A flashy four- later, he's the episode novelty, to hold viewers' seco

First Episode Vs. Last Episode: Best Character Kill-Offs And Glow-Ups

ALL IN THE FAMILY Archie's Foil FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKEDc CON Henry Jefferson, ...Sherman a four season Hemsley was placeholder who contract

GAME OF THRONES Sansa Stark FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKED COM Innocent, The Queen in the bratty young North. One of the princess few players toug

BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 Brenda Walsh FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKED cO A headstrong Moves to London young woman for the rest of played by the the ser

First Episode Vs. Last Episode: Best Character Kill-Offs And Glow-Ups

First Episode Vs. Last Episode: Best Character Kill-Offs And Glow-Ups

First Episode Vs. Last Episode: Best Character Kill-Offs And Glow-Ups

First Episode Vs. Last Episode: Best Character Kill-Offs And Glow-Ups

PARKS AND RECREATION Andy Dwyer FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE IA>t Mts CRACKED COM Borderline Extremely jacked megastar. So hot abusive doofus and popula

First Episode Vs. Last Episode: Best Character Kill-Offs And Glow-Ups

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