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12 Unexpected TV Crossovers

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12 Unexpected TV Crossovers


Although the popular trend in movies is to crossover characters from franchise to franchise, TV has been up to that trick for years. It’s almost commonplace for two TV shows to crossover now, but here are 12 very unexpected TV crossovers.

    1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles meets the Power Rangers In Space. In 1998, TMNT and the Power Rangers teamed up in season six of the Power Rangers. The episode was called “Shell Shocked,” as both teams come together to bring down evil. It’s was weird, but very pleasing to watch.
    1. Family Matters meets Full House. Steve Urkel appears in an episode of Full House when he’s in San Francisco for a science fair. He then teaches Michelle about money and Stephanie about how cool it is to wear new glass.
    1. Archer meets Bob’s Burgers. Archer wakes up with Amnesia to find himself as Bob Belcher running a burger joint in a seaside town. He’s married with three children. The cool thing about this episode is that the Belcher Family is drawn in the style of the TV show Archer.
    1. Blossom meets The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Blossom and Six sneak to a hotel to see if they can get a glimpse of the Fresh Prince, who is in town for a concert. Blossom then accidently runs into the Fresh Prince on an elevator and he gives her his funky hat when she can’t find a pen for an autograph.
    1. Bones meets Family Guy. In 2009, Stewie Griffin (somehow) made an appearance on Bones. It seems that FBI Agent Seeley Booth hallucinates and visits Quahog.
    1. Mad About You meets Seinfeld. As it turns out, Paul from Mad About You used to be Kramer from Seinfeld’s landlord. He ends up giving Kramer his apartment. A free apartment in New York City? Man, that would be sweet. It also explains why Kramer could afford living in New York without a job or any visible income.
    1. Arrested Development meets Law & Order. Richard Belzer made a brief cameo appearance on Arrested Development as Munch, his character from Law & Order. In the episode, he plays a professor of a scrapbooking class instead of a detective on the mean streets of New York City.
    2. Phineas and Ferb meets Marvel’The Avengers. In the episode “Mission Marvel” of Phineas and Ferb, the pair partner up with the Marvel superheroes to help bring down the Marvel supervillains. Disney owns both Phineas and Ferb, so it seemed plausible that they’d crossover on the small screen.
    1. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air meets Diff’rent Strokes and The Jeffersons. In the series finale of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith sells the Banks home to new owners. Would-be new owners are Phillip and Arnold Drummond from Diff’rent Strokes and Louise and George Jefferson from The Jeffersons, who eventually buy the house.
    1. The Flintstones meets The Jetsons. In 1987, Hanna-Barbera crossed over the Flintstones and the Jetsons in a TV special. Elroy Jetson builds a time machine to bring the Flintstones to the future and the Jetsons to the Stone Age.
    1. Mork & Mindy meets Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley. Both sitcoms were spin-offs of Happy Days, but all three episodes came together in the Mork & Mindy pilot where Mork meets Fonze and goes on a date with Laverne.
    1. Friends meets Mad About You and Mad About You meets Friends. Before Lisa Kudrow got her starring role on Friends as Lisa Buffay, she played Ursula on Mad About You. Instead of writing her off the TV show, the producers of both shows decided to make Phoebe and Ursula twin sisters.

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