Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: My Name’s Clarence And That’s No Lie, If You Don’t Believe Me, Ask My Mom Edition

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During this week’s Dueling Review, it occurred to me that, despite being the most iconic of Steed’s partners, Mrs. Emma Peel was NOT the first or even the second.  Apart from giving an excuse to once again showcase the loveliness of Diana Rigg, this revelation got me thinking about the concept of the replacement character in general.  On the one hand, even as a hardcore Deep Space Nine fan, I can’t justify the troubling existence of Ezri Dax, but I also can’t imagine Cheers without Woody’s boneheaded antics.

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) doesn’t have to listen to you ’cause you’re not my real dad, you’re just Gary, asking: What replacement characters do you like MORE than the originals?