TIL of Chuck Cunningham syndrome, which describes the TV phenomenon where a character simply disappears, and their absence is never acknowledged and the other characters continue on as if nothing ever happened.

Read more: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/18239/tv-characters-who-suffered-chuck-cunningham-syndrome

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  1. I never heard of it called that, but I hate it. The fact that Chuck Cunningham simply disappeared is a big pet peeve of mine. It’s like the show’s writers never saw the earlier shows!

  2. See, also, “Mandyville” — a location that characters apparently go to and disappear in, never to be seen again — named after Mandy Hampton (Moira Kelly), from Season One of *The West Wing*.

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