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Sometimes TV shows are so busy with story lines that they mention characters, but never bother to cast or feature them. Here are 9 TV characters we never actually see.
- Diane from Twin Peaks. Throughout two seasons of Twin Peaks and a prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, we never see who is on the other side of Agent Dale Cooper’s tape recorder. Is it his partner? assistant? therapist? Is he even recording? Is the tape recorder’s name Diane? We’ll never know.
- Stan Walker from Will & Grace. During five seasons of Will & Grace, we never see Karen’s husband Stan. He’s always mentioned, but we never meet him.
- Tino from My So-Called Life. Rayanne and Ricky’s best friend is Tino, but we never see him. He starts a band with Jordan Catalano, but never shows up for band practice. He’s promises rides around town, but never delivers. Let’s face it, Tino is a flake and the worst friend ever!
- Ugly Naked Guy from Friends. He lives in the building next to Monica and Rachel’s, but we never see him. The friends always see him, but it seems that he has no idea who they are. Maybe we never meet him because he is, in fact, ugly and naked all the time.
- Wilson from Home Improvement. Tim Allen’s neighbor appears in every episode of Home Improvement, but we never see his face. We get great advice from him all the time, but his fence is just too high.
- Charlie from Charlie’s Angels. We’ll we hear Charlie give his angels missions in every episode, but never meet him. He’s like most rich and powerful people, too busy enjoying life than to concern himself with his employees.
- Mrs. Wolowitz from The Big Bang Theory. Howard’s mother is heard, but never seen. The closest we ever got to see Mrs. Wolowitz was a bird’s-eye-view of Howard’s wedding to Bernadette on a roof top.
- Maris Crane from Frasier. Niles’ wife is always mentioned on Frasier, but we never meet her. It seems that Frasier is picking up where Cheers left off with never seeing the wives of the main cast because we never met Norm’s wife Vera either.
- The President of the United States from Veep. The TV show Veep is about the Vice President of the United States, so it stands to reason that we never meet the actual President. We’re too busy with the comical mischief of the VP.