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2021-01-27 10:04:23 AM  
Now that these shows are in reruns I really hate the crossovers that begin a story on one show and end it on the other like Law & Order and Homicide. You are left wondering what is going on especially when the second show is not online (Homicide).

There was one L&O episode where Detective Green is shot, near death, police looking for the shooter and then on the next show he is well on his way to recovery (while the actor films Rent) and nothing more is sad. In between there was a L&O spinoff where Green slowly makes a recovery and the shooter is caught.
 
2021-01-27 10:19:39 AM  
I remember when The Fall Guy had a crossover with The Incredible Hulk.
 
2021-01-27 10:26:00 AM  
My favorite random movie crossover is that Machete is the Spy Kids uncle. Now if we can just get Machete in Space to bring that universe to a close.
 
2021-01-27 10:27:27 AM  
Glad to see X-COPS on there - they did a good job with that one...it was probably easier to combine those with the loose format of COPS, rather than shoehorning one show's plot to fit another.
 
2021-01-27 10:32:32 AM  
No mention of the Donna Reed / Dennis the Menace crossover show where Donna is trying to paint a room and Dennis shows up resulting in mad capped hijinks?

No mention of the Petticoat Junction / Green Acres / Beverly Hillbillies 3-way crossover when Betty Jo has her baby and is joined by Granny and Lisa Douglas resulting in mad capped hijinks?
 
2021-01-27 10:32:49 AM  
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2021-01-27 10:33:31 AM  
Warehouse 13/Eureka had a crossover that I remember enjoying.

They also brought in the actors who played Kaylee & Simon Tam from Firefly together in an episode, which while not a crossover, was cool to see.
 
2021-01-27 10:34:13 AM  

TheManofPA: My favorite random movie crossover is that Machete is the Spy Kids uncle. Now if we can just get Machete in Space to bring that universe to a close.


My kids loved the Spy Kids movies when they were growing up... Gotta love Robert Rodriguez for that crossover.
 
2021-01-27 10:48:04 AM  
Here's a link to the Donna Reed Show with Dennis the Menace for those who don't believe they shared the same universe.  The mad capped hijinks starts at 14:30 if you don't want to slog through a 1950's comedy about a wholesome family.
 
2021-01-27 10:57:09 AM  

Cardinal Ximenez: Warehouse 13/Eureka had a crossover that I remember enjoying.

They also brought in the actors who played Kaylee & Simon Tam from Firefly together in an episode, which while not a crossover, was cool to see.


They had a couple of crossovers between those shows, plus one with Alphas. I miss those shows. Sci-Fi had a good group of light and fun series at that point.
 
2021-01-27 11:06:52 AM  
List fails without the Friends/Mad About You/Madman of the People "Blackout Thursday". If only because there was another NYC set sitcom in the middle which was miraculously unaffected.
 
2021-01-27 11:24:01 AM  

WrongTrousers: Glad to see X-COPS on there - they did a good job with that one...it was probably easier to combine those with the loose format of COPS, rather than shoehorning one show's plot to fit another.


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2021-01-27 11:30:18 AM  
They definitely left out the most memorable one from my childhood:

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2021-01-27 11:39:19 AM  
Is it fair to count a Scooby Doo as a cross over.  They often had guest stars like the Addams Family or Don Knots.

I always thought it was a missed opportunity to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on "How I Met Your Mother."  Gellar could rush into bar the where the 4 are talking and go to Lily, "We need to talk in private.  It is urgent."  They'd go in back and when they come out just says, "I gotta go." Then for the rest of the series there would be speculation that Lily was Willow in disguise, trying to start a new life after Sunnydale got sucked into the Hellmouth.
 
2021-01-27 11:46:14 AM  
I remember the Simon & Simon/Magnum crossover, and the Murder She Wrote/Magnum crossover (and the Simon & Simon/Whiz Kids crossover).
 
2021-01-27 12:06:55 PM  

damageddude: Now that these shows are in reruns I really hate the crossovers that begin a story on one show and end it on the other like Law & Order and Homicide. You are left wondering what is going on especially when the second show is not online (Homicide).


On the flip side, though, now-a-days what passes for a 'Crossover' is really just characters showing up on the sister show right before / after it - none of the story really crosses over at all (I'm looking at you, 'Grey's' and 'Station 19.' We don't normally watch 'Station' but got suckered in by the 'crossover' promotion (which I suppose is the idea) twice before we realized nothing of value is lost just skipping it and treating Grey's as a standalone anyway.

CarnySaur: I remember the Simon & Simon/Magnum crossover, and the Murder She Wrote/Magnum crossover (and the Simon & Simon/Whiz Kids crossover).


These are the ones I miss - the story really did unfold over the two episodes.

/IMHO
//YMMV
\\\crossover slashies
 
2021-01-27 12:26:38 PM  

Trainspotr: List fails without the Friends/Mad About You/Madman of the People "Blackout Thursday". If only because there was another NYC set sitcom in the middle which was miraculously unaffected.


Did the shows that night actually crossover, or just have the common theme, though?  NBC used to love its theme nights/weeks like Green Week.
 
2021-01-27 1:22:30 PM  
Some of these were ambitious, but then I wondered at their definition of the word.  Some were just writing the appropriate story, which could be tricky, but relatively straightforward.

Of course, list fails without the SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN / BIONIC WOMAN crossovers of the 70s.  At the same time, it wisely omits the incredibly weak STAR TREK TNG / DS9 crossover.  Stupid DS9 producers didn't want to acknowledge TNG's existence.

And, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN was the first cinematic crossover.
 
2021-01-27 2:10:06 PM  
What about Batman meets Green Hornet? That was a big deal back then?
 
2021-01-27 2:29:51 PM  
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2021-01-27 3:45:08 PM  
The Archer season opener in Bob's Burgers was good. And casting the BB voice actors in later episodes of Archer was a nice touch. Waiting to see if Lana, Pam, Cheryl, and Mallory stumble into a Bob's Burger episode - perhaps Mallory could have a fling with Mr Fischoeder,
 
2021-01-28 1:57:04 PM  
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