A character generally only seen walking around behind the main action in an ensemble cast show, but who occasionally gets out of line and tries to be part of the main action. A term derived from the show Lost, which may be applied to any character or person who would be better off returning to his or her menial task (such as log carrying) and leaving the important work to the pros.
– “What were the names of those people on Lost who suddenly appeared for two crappy episodes and then got killed off right away?
- “I don’t know- they were log carriers! Who cares?”