Way back in 1947, Mary Kay and Johnny, the very first sitcom to ever air on network television, starred a young married couple. When Mary Kay became pregnant in real life, it was written into the show. But in the 70+ years since then, many actresses have hidden their pregnancies from television audiences, often because it makes little sense in terms of the show's plot for her character to be sporting a noticeable baby bump. So producers and writers have had to come up with ideas about how to work around an actress's pregnancy while filming, and some of the solutions are more ridiculous than others. Popular solutions are to hide the celebrity's pregnant belly underneath baggy clothes or behind oversized props, or to write the character out of some episodes by sending them out of the country. But there have also been solutions involving alien abduction, pretending to be a pregnant inmate, and developing a compulsive eating disorder.
Which of the below are the worst or most unbelievable pregnancy cover-ups ever seen on TV?