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If You Know All 15 Of These Times Shows Tried To Slip A Re-Cast Past Us You Are An Official Savant

My, Aunt Viv, you've changed!

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Contrary to Hollywood belief, actors are not interchangeable. Which is why it's always kind of awkward when characters are replaced by new performers in the blink of an eye. But how fast did you blink? Do you remember who played whom first?

  1. OK, we all know the Aunt Viv switch fooled no one on Fresh Prince of Bel Air, but who played the Banks matriarch for the show's first three seasons?

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    Daphne Maxwell Reid
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    Daphne Maxwell Reid
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    Janet Hubert
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    Janet Hubert
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    Wrong!

    It was Janet Hubert!

    There's a lot of lore surrounding this re-casting, but "creative differences" was the official word from NBC. Hubert has since told multiple outlets that both Will Smith and Alfonso Ribiero had a hand in her contract not being re-upped. Ribiero and Smith have made similar comments.

    It was Janet Hubert!
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  2. Roseanne was never shy about replacing Becky in Season 6 of the show, sometimes even swapping back and forth between the two actresses as the series progressed. But which woman played the original Becky Connor?

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    Lecy Goranson
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    Lecy Goranson
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    Sarah Chalke
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    Sarah Chalke
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    It was Lecy Goranson!

    Future Scrubs star Sarah Chalke stepped in when Goranson left the show to attend Vassar College. When she retured to reprise her role in Season 8, Roseanne asked her – in character – "Where the hell have you been?" FUN FACT: 2018 will see a Roseanne reboot with Goranson as Becky and Chalke returning as – get this – a hopeful mom-to-be who hires Becky as a surrogate.

    It was Lecy Goranson!
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  3. Which actress originated the role of Carol Willick Bunch on Friends?

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    Jane Sibbet
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    Jane Sibbet
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    Anita Barone
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    Anita Barone
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    It was Anita Barone!

    Anita Barone left Ross for Susan, but by the time the character gave birth, well, let's just say pregnancy had a serious effect on her appearance. Barone reportedly had auditioned to be one of the show's leading ladies, and left to pursue a more "full-time" role. She succeeded, playing Jeff Foxworthy's wife Karen on the ill-fated Jeff Foxworthy Show.

    It was Anita Barone!
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  4. Riverdale is only two seasons old and it's already replaced actors! Who was the originally Reggie?

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    Ross Butler
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    Ross Butler
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    Charles Melton
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    Charles Melton
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    It was Ross Butler!

    Butler bowed out due to scheduling conflicts with Netflix's Thirteen Reasons Why, and fans have been thrilled to see Melton bring his own interpretation to Reggie Mantle.

    It was Ross Butler!
    Via CW
  5. Back To The Future was twice guilty of principle cast replacements. Which of these women first played Jennifer in the Back To The Future trilogy?

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    Elizabeth Shue
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    Elizabeth Shue
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    Claudia Wells
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    Claudia Wells
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    It was Claudia Wells!

    Wells wasn't able to return for the sequels – she left acting to tend to her mother's failing health.

    It was Claudia Wells!
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  6. And Space/Time Continuum aside, which actor initially played George McFly in the trilogy?

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    Crispin Glover
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    Crispin Glover
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    Jeffrey Weissman
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    Jeffrey Weissman
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    It's Crispin Glover!

    As Glover will tell you, "creative differences" yet again cost him the iconic role. However, he's still got beef with the fact that his image from the and old-age face mold were used to make actor Jeffrey Weissman appear as Glover's perfect doppelganger. (Shady.) While filmmakers cleverly hung the elder McFly upside down in 2015 floating traction to disguise the change, Glover is still furious that people think Weissman's performance is his.

    It's Crispin Glover!
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  7. OK here's a mind-bone – Which of these nearly identical actors first played Darrin Stephens on 60s mega-hit Bewitched?

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    Dick York
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    Dick York
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    Dick Seargant
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    Dick Seargant
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    It was Dick York!

    In one of the most famous TV switcharoos, York was forced to leave Bewitched when chronic back issues left him unable to perform.

    It was Dick York!
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  8. OK, how about Twilight's original Victoria?

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    Bryce Dallas Howard
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    Bryce Dallas Howard
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    Rachelle Lefevre
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    Rachelle Lefevre
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    It was Rachelle Lefevre!

    Another "scheduling issue," Lefevre released a statement claiming a mere 10 days of overlap cost her the role that would reach its paramount importance in the third film.

    It was Rachelle Lefevre!
  9. Who played George Michael's girlfriend Ann Veal in season one of Arrested Development?

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    Alessandra Torresani
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    Alessandra Torresani
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    Mae Whitman
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    Mae Whitman
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    It was Alessandra Torresani!

    According to creator Mitchell Hurwitz, this swap was planned from the start, the role of Ann was designed to be forgettable, and they initially wanted a different actress to play her in every episode.

    It was Alessandra Torresani!
  10. And who will forever have our hearts as the original Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films?

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    Michael Gambon
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    Michael Gambon
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    Richard Harris
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    Richard Harris
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    It was Richard Harris!

    Sadly, Harris passed away between filming the second and third films and Gambon humbly stepped into the Headmaster's shoes.

    It was Richard Harris!
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  11. That 70s Show did it with the role of Laurie Forman without a word. Who played Eric's sister first?

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    Lisa Robin Kelly
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    Lisa Robin Kelly
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    Christina Moore
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    Christina Moore
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    Lisa Robin Kelly originated the role!

    Christina Moore took over the role for the final season when Kelly was rumored to be too ill to continue. Kelly passed away in 2013.

    Lisa Robin Kelly originated the role!
  12. Let's take it back to the actual 70s. Who kicked off the role of Lionel Jefferson both on The Jeffersons and All In The Family?

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    Damon Evans
    Damon Evans
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    Mike Evans
    Mike Evans
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    It was Mike Evans!

    Mike Evans left the role to pursue other aspects of his career (he went on to co-create Good Times) but he did return to reprise his role for the final two seasons of The Jeffersons. (And nope, no relation between these two actors!)

    It was Mike Evans!
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  13. OK, do you know who originally played Kaitlin Cooper (aka Marissa Cooper's little sister) on The O.C.?

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    Shailene Woodley
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    Shailene Woodley
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    Willa Holland
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    Willa Holland
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    It was Shailene Woodley!

    According to Woodley, who played Kaitlin until the character was shipped off to boarding school, it was the simple matter of puberty. When Kaitlin reappeared two seasons later, her character was fudged to be slightly older, so Willa Holland filled the role instead.

    It was Shailene Woodley!
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  14. The Fosters didn't acknowledge it when son Jesus Adams Foster had a change of face. Who played Jesus first?

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    Jake T. Austin
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    Jake T. Austin
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    Noah Centineo
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    Noah Centineo
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    It was Jake T. Austin!

    According to Austin, Jesus would have less screen time in season three so he went off in search of a more substantial role.

  15. 90s TV fans will know that Boy Meets World swapped out Corey's little sister Morgan Matthews, but who played her first?

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    Lily Nicksay
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    Lily Nicksay
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    Lindsay Ridgeway
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    Lindsay Ridgeway
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    It was Lily Nicksay!

    Nicksay played Morgan for the first two seasons of Boy Meets World, and reprised her role for the season three finale of the modern spinoff Girl Meets World. The Morgan swap remains one of BMW's greatest mysteries, but like Roseanne, Girl Meets World has welcomed both women back for the reboot.

    It was Lily Nicksay!
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