Some of the best characters on shows aren’t always shown on-screen, but even though we can’t see them, that doesn’t mean that they don’t have a lasting impact on fans. From Maris to Ugly Naked Guy to Howard Wolowitz’s mom, we have a list of 7 popular but unseen characters from some of television’s most popular shows.
7. Home Improvement – Wilson
Tim Taylor’s neighbor Wilson on Home Improvement was actually inspired by Tim Allen’s childhood neighbor. When Allen was small, he couldn’t see his neighbor’s face over his fence, so Wilson became a way for them to poke fun of that, as Taylor never saw anymore of him than his hat and his eyes. During the show’s finale, his face is finally revealed, but only for a second.