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Old 03-16-2011, 07:00 AM   #1
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Crossover episodes you'd like to see

I've always wished there was a Doctor Who/Star Trek universe crossover episode. I think that would have been fun.

I wouldn't mind seeing a Burn Notice/White Collar crossover episode.

Or maybe Raylan Givens on an episode of The Wire.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:39 AM   #2
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The Mentalist/Psych.
Since they're both in Miami, Dexter/Burn Notice.
obligatory: Firefly/anything at all.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:07 AM   #3
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Man do I love a good crossover... they almost never done right though. In my opinion Buffy and Angel handled their interweaving universes the best, but I guess a lot of that has to do with one of them actually spinning off another, so it makes sense. "The Practice" crossing over with "Boston Public" didn't really make sense. "Third Watch" and that "Medical Investigation" show made a little sense, but it wasn't written well.

My brain is shot so I can't think of any crossovers I'd like to see. I'm sure I'll have something at some point.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:45 AM   #4
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I'm not usually a big fan of crossovers. They almost ALWAYS feel blatantly gimmicky, and are rarely done well. Plus, you're taking all the history and style of one show and jamming it into another's, and that rarely ends well.

The few crossovers I've enjoyed are older episodes/shows. One was the X-Files/Cops crossover, although that wasn't really a "crossover" per se... it was just X-Files filmed like a Cops episode.

It also works well when you crossover between shows that are clearly already within the same universe and are the same style of show, like Buffy/Angel, or even going further back, Golden Girls/Empty Nest (the houses in the two shows were supposedly next door to each other).

I honestly can't think of any crossovers I'd like to see going forward.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:00 AM   #5
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I'm not usually a big fan of crossovers. They almost ALWAYS feel blatantly gimmicky, and are rarely done well. Plus, you're taking all the history and style of one show and jamming it into another's, and that rarely ends well.

The few crossovers I've enjoyed are older episodes/shows. One was the X-Files/Cops crossover, although that wasn't really a "crossover" per se... it was just X-Files filmed like a Cops episode.

It also works well when you crossover between shows that are clearly already within the same universe and are the same style of show, like Buffy/Angel, or even going further back, Golden Girls/Empty Nest (the houses in the two shows were supposedly next door to each other).

I honestly can't think of any crossovers I'd like to see going forward.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:28 AM   #6
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:34 AM   #7
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CSI and The Defenders
Yeah, this one makes a lot of sense to me. I'm actually pretty psyched about seeing this, even though we stopped watching the original CSI a long time ago. I'm also really loving The Defenders, much to my surprise.
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Yeah, this one makes a lot of sense to me. I'm actually pretty psyched about seeing this, even though we stopped watching the original CSI a long time ago. I'm also really loving The Defenders, much to my surprise.
We love The Defenders...sadly, TVBytheNumbers lists them as "certain to be canceled by May".


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CSI/Two and a Half Men.

Oh wait - they did that, and it sucked. Never mind.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:12 AM   #10
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Or maybe Raylan Givens on an episode of The Wire.
I wanted a Justified/Burn Notice cross-over when Raylan goes back to Miami on the hunt for wanted fugitive Michael Westin.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:18 AM   #11
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:43 PM   #12
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:08 PM   #13
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The "crossover" to end all crossovers......

Tom Selleck showing up as Magnum on an episode of Hawaii Five-O!!!
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I mean, it would be easy enough to do.....5-O team is solving a case and they need a PI to add to the team to solve it. How tough is that. Heck, they could add the plot line int to any of the eps.....

For that matter, make him a recurring character (yeah, I know...Blue Bloods).
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:14 PM   #15
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:27 PM   #16
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Oh wait - they did that, and it sucked. Never mind.
I don't know, I thought it was pretty funny.

"He has lipstick on who-who".

And the Catherine Willows doppleganger was, well, a ddoppleganger.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:56 PM   #17
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I don't know, I thought it was pretty funny.

"He has lipstick on who-who".

And the Catherine Willows doppleganger was, well, a ddoppleganger.
Since I've never watched CSI in my life, I didn't get all of the inside jokes.

So to me, it sucked.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:16 PM   #18
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:27 PM   #20
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Man do I love a good crossover... they almost never done right though. In my opinion Buffy and Angel handled their interweaving universes the best, but I guess a lot of that has to do with one of them actually spinning off another, so it makes sense. "The Practice" crossing over with "Boston Public" didn't really make sense. "Third Watch" and that "Medical Investigation" show made a little sense, but it wasn't written well.

My brain is shot so I can't think of any crossovers I'd like to see. I'm sure I'll have something at some point.
I don't remember a crossover between The Practice and Boston Public. I thought Boston Public was a spin-off of The Practice after it ended, or very close to that time. Just so they could make a show with James Spader and Denny Crane.

The true crossover was Alley McBeal and The Practice. That even crossed over between networks and both shows.
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I would like to see a How I Met Your Mother and Big Bang Theory crossover. They could reveal that Penny was the mother....
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I don't remember a crossover between The Practice and Boston Public. I thought Boston Public was a spin-off of The Practice after it ended, or very close to that time. Just so they could make a show with James Spader and Denny Crane.

The true crossover was Alley McBeal and The Practice. That even crossed over between networks and both shows.
You're thinking of Boston Legal...Boston Public was a David E. Kelley produced high school show. I think a teacher was fired for knowing of another teacher's affair with a student so he went to one of the practice lawyers for help. It was "meh".
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It seems like Crossing Jordan crossed over with some show I used to watch. Vegas, maybe? I never watched Crossing Jordan, so I have no idea if it was well done or not.
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It seems like Crossing Jordan crossed over with some show I used to watch. Vegas, maybe? I never watched Crossing Jordan, so I have no idea if it was well done or not.
Yeah I think it Vegas, or perhaps NCIS. It was that CBS show that has the dead person on the gurney. Oh wait that's 90% of the shows on CBS.
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It seems like Crossing Jordan crossed over with some show I used to watch. Vegas, maybe? I never watched Crossing Jordan, so I have no idea if it was well done or not.
Yeah, Jerry O'Connell's character from Crossing Jordan crossed over to Las Vegas on several occasions.
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You're thinking of Boston Legal...Boston Public was a David E. Kelley produced high school show. I think a teacher was fired for knowing of another teacher's affair with a student so he went to one of the practice lawyers for help. It was "meh".
Yep. I never watched Boston Public, even with 7 of 9.
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Yeah I think it Vegas, or perhaps NCIS. It was that CBS show that has the dead person on the gurney. Oh wait that's 90% of the shows on CBS.
Except it was NBC.
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Since they're both in Miami, Dexter/Burn Notice.
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I'd also love to see David Duchovney and Gillian Anderson come over as Mulder and Scully on Fringe.
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Highlander and some show from the future, like Firefly.
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Bonanza and Firefly

MASH and Off the Map

I love Lucy and How I met your Mother

MASH and House - imagine Hawkeye and House working together? Chase and Hot Lips?

Enterprise and Quantum Leap
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