Re: Unexpected fan favorites who take over the show?
Right off the bat, I was thinking of the Fonze
from Happy Day
s. I think he started as a very minor side-character. Soon he basically was the guy that was the ,mascot for the show.
"Savor the fruit of life, my young friends. It has a sweet taste when it's fresh from the vine. But don't live too long... The taste turns bitter... after a time."