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5 Minor TV Characters who Hijacked the Show

Kara Kovalchik
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Ed note: we're having a few technical difficulties here, so we're highlighting a few best-of posts starting with this terrific one from Kara. Enjoy!

Things don't always work out as planned in Television Land. A snappy catchphrase, an adorable mannerism, a bodacious bust line"¦there's no telling what might capture the audience's attention. The problem is, it often comes at the expense of another actor.

1. The Fonz Upstages Opie

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2. Alex P. Keaton's Hostile Takeover

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3. Jack Tripper Gets Bested by a Blonde

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4. Yes, Urkel Did That

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5. Mr. Kotter's Lukewarm Welcome (in comparison to John Travolta)

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