Isn’t it awesome when your favorite TV characters interact in the same universe and share a single story? While most television crossovers were complicated enough to be a mess, some were brilliantly crafted to became part of TV history. Read on and find out 10 of the cleverest TV crossovers ever.
- “Phineas and Ferb” meet the Marvel Heroes
In this award-winning show’s “Mission Marvel” episode, Phineas and Ferb helped the Marvel heroes — Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor and Iron Man — restore their powers after being struck by Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s “inator.” The team helped save Danville and the world from Dr. Doofenshmirtz and the Marvel villains.
- The“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”meets “Diff’erent Strokes” and “The Jeffersons”
The final episode of the “Fresh Prince” had been a memorable and funny one. In their second crossover with “The Jeffersons,” the “Fresh Prince’s” Uncle Phil sold the Bel Air home to Louise and George Jefferson. Other house buyers were Mr. Drummond and Arthur from “Diff’rent Strokes.”
- “Batman” meets “The Green Hornet”
The masked vigilante met the Green Hornet and Kato in Gotham City on the show’s “A Piece of the Action” and “Batman’s Satisfaction” episodes. The epic appearance of Van Williams as Green Hornet and Bruce Lee as Kato was dubbed as the “Batman” series’ best episodes ever.
- “Power Rangers” meet the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
In the Power Rangers in Space’s “Shell Shocked” episode, the Power Rangers team up with the Ninja Turtles to defeat Astronema.
- “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” meets “Angel”
One of the best TV series has graced its viewers a romantic episode when Angel revisited Sunnydale. He and Buffy were reunited, and Angel became human once again after being infected with a demon’s blood. Buffy’s memory about Angels’ lifted curse was then erased just to save the world.
- “Friends” meet “Mad About You”
Before appearing in “Friends” as Phoebe, Lisa Kudrow has been a café waitress named Ursula in “Mad About You.” Since the two shows aired at the same time, producers decided to make Kudrow’s characters twins, and they appeared in “Friends’” “The One with Two Parts: Part 1″ episode. The bonus part is George Clooney and Noah Wyle’s guest appearance as doctors in the episode’s part 2.
Don’t forget to watch these two awesome episodes on your “Friends” Netflix throwback binge. Who knows, “Friends” reunion movie will be out soon.
- “Archer” meets “Bob’s Burgers”
Secret agent Sterling Archer did some burger flipping as Bob Belcher in one of “Archer’s” Season 4 episodes. How awesome is that? Archer and Bob’s Burgers fans will surely recognize the shows’ common denominator — the main characters were voiced by John Benjamin. The crossover episode was said to have a storyline like “Bourne Identity.”
- “Bewitched” meets “The Flintstones”
Guesting noncartoon characters in a cartoon show is interesting. Cartoon versions of Darrin and Samantha from “Bewitched” made an appearance in “The Flintstones” as their new Bedrock neighbors. The crossover outcome was both amusing and memorable.
- “Family Guy” meets “The Simpsons”
In the crossover episode of “Family Guy’s” Season 13, the Griffins ended up being stuck in Springfield when their car was stolen. They met with Simpsons in Springfield, and it’s where the hilarious adventure began.
- “The Jetsons” meet “The Flintstones”
While Hannah-Barbera was not the first to do crossovers, they definitely made it famous with their Jetsons and Flintstones crossover. In one of “The Jetsons’” episode, Elroy and his family were accidentally transported to the Stone Age when Astro changed the time machine settings. The crossover result was so epic it became the crossover to beat all crossovers.
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