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: