Crossover appeal: When two shows collide
A trailer has appear which shows a historic collaboration episode between The Simpsons and Family Guy. Of course, everything ever is ‘historic’ because it is something that happened in the whole of man’s annals, however, this one is of note because it is bound to make two hugely popular things and tarnish them slightly.
The special episode sees the Simpson and Griffin families meet up, and they make pals and of course, fall out.
The Griffins visit Springfield and Peter and Homer bond over food, planes while Bart and Stewie skateboard and prank call Moe. It’s all the stuff you’d expect.
The fall-out seems to occur over beer differences.
So, with that, let us look at the (long) trailer of The Simpsons and Family Guy, and also, a load of other brilliant and weird crossover shows.
You’ll be surprised at which of your favourites have locked antlers.
Simpsons vs Family Guy
Beer. Slapstick. Tasteless jokes. Noticing skin colour differences. It’s all here.
Roseanne vs Absolutely Fabulous
Here’s a wonderful thing – two of the funnest, best and daftest TV shows ever written, crash landing into each other and probably one of the most successful crossovers. The perfume scene is still wonderful.
Mork & Mindy vs Happy Days
Many don’t know that Mork & Mindy was one of the many spin-off shows from Happy Days, so it is always worth showing off the times The Fonz and Mork met. It isn’t particularly good, but it is fascinating to watch – like a lorry load of pigs crashing on a dual carriageway.
Fresh Prince vs Diff’rent Strokes
This whole mash-up was designed for one joke and one joke alone. You can watch the clip below and wait for it, if you haven’t guessed what it is.
Batman vs Green Hornet
Batman met Bruce Lee in an episode of the show which involved a daft fiendish plan designed to stop super heroes from doing their job by turning them into giant postage stamps. Seriously. There’s actually two versions of the episode, where the heroes swap roles for their respective shows.
Power Rangers vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Okay. What can you say about lycra-clad kung-fu getting helped out by three zany turtles who can also do martial arts? Nothing. Watch the clip and enjoy the cheapness.
Cheers vs St Elsewhere
Two gigantic, iconic shows wander into each other, with some of the St Elsewhere crew turning up at the Cheers pub for a drink. This kind of thing should happen more often.
Ally McBeal vs The Practice
Two of the biggest shows in America came together for a special which will have passed most UK viewers by because we didn’t give any love to The Practice.
Magnum PI vs Murder She Wrote
Seriously. While this is not the best video, this is proof that Magnum once worked with Jessica Fletcher. That’s amazing.