You know when you’re watching your favorite show, and some random actor is suddenly there, pretending to be someone you know that they aren’t?
I am, of course, talking about when TV shows blatantly recast prominent characters with seemingly no explanation.
Look, I get it. In the world of TV, sometimes producers are forced to switch actors in a role. Doesn’t make it any more jarring to viewers, am I right?
Sometimes, they poke fun at it (I’m looking at you, Roseanne), and sometimes they just pretend like it never happened, Darrin-style. And some shows — ahem, Game of Thrones — swap, like, everyone.
Here is a roundup of some of TVs switcheroos!