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5th May '18 5:58:37 PM nombretomado
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* Episodes 42 and 43 of the ''Manga/AngelHeart'' anime series involves [[Manga/CityHunter Ryo Saeba]] (who is voiced by Creator/AkiraKamiya) dating a news reporter voiced by Creator/YurikoYamamoto. Kamiya and Yamamoto previously played [[StarCrossedLovers Kenshiro and Yuria]] in the original 80's version of ''[[FistOfTheNorthStar Hokuto no Ken]]''.

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* Episodes 42 and 43 of the ''Manga/AngelHeart'' anime series involves [[Manga/CityHunter Ryo Saeba]] (who is voiced by Creator/AkiraKamiya) dating a news reporter voiced by Creator/YurikoYamamoto. Kamiya and Yamamoto previously played [[StarCrossedLovers Kenshiro and Yuria]] in the original 80's version of ''[[FistOfTheNorthStar ''[[Anime/FistOfTheNorthStar Hokuto no Ken]]''.
17th Mar '18 4:34:57 AM eroock
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* Extreme example: All sorts of hilariously awkward dialogue of this sort occurs between the BigBad (Creator/DavidWarner) and TheMentor (Creator/DavidWarner) in the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''-featured film ''Film/QuestOfTheDeltaKnights''.

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* Extreme example: All In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''-featured film ''Film/QuestOfTheDeltaKnights'' all sorts of hilariously awkward dialogue of this sort occurs between the BigBad (Creator/DavidWarner) and TheMentor (Creator/DavidWarner) in the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''-featured film ''Film/QuestOfTheDeltaKnights''.(Creator/DavidWarner).
13th Mar '18 6:13:06 AM mimitchi33
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13th Mar '18 6:12:50 AM mimitchi33
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* Creator/BobNewhart's first sitcom wife, Suzanne Pleshette (in ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow''), showed up in the final episode of his second sitcom (''Series/{{Newhart}}''), where it turned out the whole later series (in which he played a New England innkeeper) [[spoiler:was AllJustADream]].
** Tom Poston, who played George Utley on ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', had been a recurring guest star on the earlier show as "The Peeper".
** One episode of the later show had Newhart's Dick Loudon running into the first show's Mr. Carlin (Jack Riley).
** Bill Daily (annoying neighbor Howard Borden from ''The Bob Newhart Show'') guest-starred as Dick Loudon's annoying neighbor on ''Newhart''.
* Creator/TimDaly appeared as himself in an Episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}''. He and ''Monk'' star Creator/TonyShalhoub previously appeared together in the series ''Series/{{Wings}}''.
** Lampshaded by the fact that Monk doesn't know who Tim Daly is. His assistant tells him that Daly was on ''Wings'' and was the only good actor on the show.
** In another episode, Creator/StevenWeber, also from ''Series/{{Wings}}'' appeared. He was not playing himself, however, and no mention of the show was made.
** In "Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan," Captain Stottlemeyer (Creator/TedLevine) has some friction with New York Police Department Captain Walter Cage, who is played by Creator/MykeltiWilliamson. Williamson and Levine played two fellow LAPD homicide detectives in ''Film/{{Heat}}''.
* In ''Series/{{Wings}}'', Tim Daly's real life sister Tyne Daly guest starred as a wealthy woman who wanted Brian as her gigolo.
** Amy Yasbeck's husband Creator/JohnRitter appeared as her character's sleazy ex-husband Stuart. The two have a long history of playing couples having appeared together in ''Film/ProblemChild'' 1 and 2 as well as ''The Cosby Show''.
** Amazingly, their Cosby Show and Problem Child appearances together occurred 6 years before they even started dating.
* The secretary [[spoiler: who turns out to have the jade pin]] in the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "[[Recap/SherlockS01E02TheBlindBanker The Blind Banker]]" is Olivia Poulet, former girlfriend of Creator/BenedictCumberbatch, who plays Sherlock.
* ''Series/NashBridges'' had a double-header with the episode "Wild Card", reuniting stars Don Johnson and Cheech Marin with their former partners [[Series/MiamiVice Philip Michael Thomas]] and [[Creator/CheechAndChong Tommy Chong]]. Thomas's character even made a second appearance in season six's "Out of Miami".
* Creator/CharlieSheen loves to do this in his shows: in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' a long time friend of Charlie's is introduced at the start of an episode. One close enough that Charlie refers to him as ''the brother I never had.'' The actor portraying said friend? Emilio Estevez, real-life brother to Charlie. A second example also exists when the character Rose introduces her father, portrayed by Creator/MartinSheen.
** This happens again in his new show, ''[[Series/AngerManagement Anger Management]]''. Charlie has an estranged father, a character once more played by none other than... Creator/MartinSheen.
** Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones had guest roles on ''Series/HannahMontana'', while ''Hannah'' stars Music/MileyCyrus and EmilyOsment had individual guest roles on episodes ''[[Series/TwoAndAHalfMen Two and a Half Men]]'' (albeit, both episodes during Ashton Kutcher's run).
* Creator/KateySagal played Creator/KaleyCuoco's mother in ''Series/EightSimpleRules'', and then years later in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.
* When Creator/BradPitt appeared on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', his character was an old acquaintance of Creator/JenniferAniston's . However, he hated her and she barely remembered him.
** Which also makes it a bit HarsherInHindsight considering what happened in real life...
** As well as Tate Donovan, who appeared earlier on the same show when ''he'' was dating Jennifer Aniston.
*** As well as Creator/JuliaRoberts, who dated Creator/MatthewPerry, and Creator/DavidArquette, who married Creator/CourteneyCox (though technically Arquette appeared well before he and Cox became involved, his character didn't even share a storyline with Cox's character Monica)..
*** Creator/BruceWillis also appeared for a guest run, free of charge, after losing a bet to Matthew Perry on the set of their film ''Film/TheWholeNineYards''. Similarly, Willis's character intimidates Chandler a bit (although moreso Ross, who's dating the daughter of Willis's role) just like in the movie.
* With LampshadeHanging, Creator/MichaelJFox's last episode of ''Series/SpinCity'' began with him complaining over the phone to his therapist for sending him to meet with a substitute. He says, "You're almost like a father to me. How am I supposed to have that with some new guy?" and in walks the substitute therapist, played by Michael Gross, who played Michael J. Fox's father in ''Series/FamilyTies''.
** Then the new therapist told him to "pay Mallory on the way out."
** Another episode had Creator/ChristopherLloyd appear as Fox's old mentor, complete with ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' lampshading.
** And one episode had Meredith Baxter (Fox's mother on ''Series/FamilyTies'') as his character's mother.
** One episode had Tracy Pollan (Fox's wife) appear as an old girlfriend.
* Arguably the ''Series/LawAndOrder'' mothership's biggest guest star was Julia Roberts. She was dating series regular Benjamin Bratt at the time. [[spoiler: Her character uses a fabricated story about having a relationship with Bratt's Detective Curtis in order to get out of a murder charge.]]
* On ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': Creator/AndreBraugher appears as defense attorney Bayard Ellis. When Ellis sees Detective Munch, he does a double-take and asks, "Have we met?" Braugher played Detective Frank Pembleton on ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', on which Detective Munch originated. Munch later tells Bayard, "I admire your second act."
* Likewise, the late Creator/DavidCarradine guest starred on ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' as an old friend of the father who was "Like a brother to me." The actors actually [[RealLifeRelative were brothers]].
* Between the three of them, ''Series/StargateSG1'', ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' and ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' pulled this numerous times: Creator/MichaelShanks and Creator/ChristopherJudge both detoured from the SGC to appear as AI Avatars in an episode of ''Andromeda''. Creator/ClaudiaBlack's second guest appearance on ''SG-1'' coincided with Creator/BenBrowder's introduction to the cast (with, as SG-1 is wont to do, LampshadeHanging), and with the guest appearance of Lexa Doig (who played the titular ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'''s several humanoid forms--and is actually married to Michael Shanks).
** Also, Creator/RichardDeanAnderson knew Creator/ChristopherJudge and Creator/DonSDavis from ''Series/{{MacGyver}}''.
** Michael Shanks was the guest star of one episode of ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'', a show on which Creator/AmandaTapping has the lead role.
* Cast as Peter Hunt, an old flame of Candice Bergen's titular character ''Series/MurphyBrown'', Scott Bakula ended his recurring role on the show by entering an elevator and "leaping" a la ''Series/QuantumLeap'', which series had recently ended.
** Bakula then showed up as an old flame of Shirley Schmidt on ''Series/BostonLegal''. Shirley is, of course, played by Creator/CandiceBergen.
* Scott Bakula also was imprisoned by his ''Series/QuantumLeap'' sidekick Dean Stockwell in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
* Creator/BillCosby welcomed Robert Culp onto ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' episode "Bald and Beautiful", reprising their teamup in ''Series/ISpy''. He also welcomed Rita Moreno onto the episode, "You Only Hurt the One You Love", reprising their appearances together on ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971''.
** Years later, [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0547172/?ref_=ttep_ep1 Culp would appear]] on Cosby's next comedy series, [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115144/ Cosby]]. This time, Cosby's character (Hilton Lucas) dreams that he really is Alexander Scott (Cosby's ''Series/ISpy'' character), being asked to come out of "retirement" by Culp.
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'': In one episode near the end of season 4, Michael [=DeLuise=]'s character's bachelor party includes his real-life brother, David [=DeLuise=]. To top it all off, the Girls are seen watching a movie starring Michael's father, Creator/DomDeLuise. All of the above [=DeLuises=] have also had small parts on ''Series/StargateSG1'' and ''Series/SeaquestDSV''.
** Michael, Peter and Creator/DomDeLuise also appear as siblings and father respectively for David's character in an episode of ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''.
* Gratuitous example: Creator/TeaLeoni (Mrs Duchovny) and Creator/GarryShandling appearing in ''Series/TheXFiles'' as themselves playing Mulder and Scully in a movie.
* In ''Series/EightSimpleRules'', Cate Hennessey (played by Katey Sagal) encountered an old boyfriend named Matt... who is played by Creator/EdONeill, aka [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]].
* Averted in ''Series/DoctorWho'', in Creator/PeterCapaldi's first season as the Doctor, his ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' co-star Chris Addison had a recurring role as Missy's henchman. The two had no prior onscreen relationship, and never even met face to face.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Tom Wopat appeared as an old friend of John Schneider's Jonathan Kent character. Both actors starred on ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''. They even had some {{Mythology Gag}}s: They had them riding around in Wopat's character's car, which looked suspiciously like the ''General Lee'', and even repeated the old Dukes of Hazzard gag of the passenger side door not working and having to climb in through the window. Lex referred to Wopat as Jonathan's "Good Ole Boy", a reference to the ''Dukes'' theme song. They even mentioned several {{Noodle Incident}}s involving Jonathan and Wopat's character outrunning the local sheriff when they were young!
** A double helping happened on the same show, when Margot Kidder showed up, playing a colleague of Creator/ChristopherReeve's character. While they were never in the same episode, this case also had its own Mythology Gag; when Martha questions whether Kidder's character and Chris Reeve's character ever had a relationship, to which Kidder's character wistfully replies [[Film/{{Superman}} "In another lifetime..."]]
* Tahj Mowry, younger brother of Tia and Tamera Mowry, guest starred three times on their show ''Series/SisterSister'' (this is also an example of a YouLookFamiliar, since he played a different character each time.) They returned the favor by appearing on his show, ''Smart Guy''.
* ''Series/KungFu''
** The show featured a old preacher named Serenity Johnson in a few episodes. He was played by Creator/JohnCarradine, father of show star, David Carradine.
** The first episode with him also featured a teenage Robert Carradine (David's brother/John's son) as Serenity's mute sidekick, Sunny Jim.
* In an episode of ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', one of Cory's college professors is played by Fred Savage, the brother of Cory's actor, Ben Savage.
** Eric Matthews' best friend Jason was played by Creator/WillFriedle's real-life best friend [[TheDanza Jason Marsden]]. This isn't the first or last time the two of them played a pair of HeterosexualLifePartners
* In the Creator/PamelaAnderson sitcom ''Stacked'', Pam's character gets visits from old friends played by Carmen Electra (Anderson's co-star in ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'') and Jenny [=McCarthy=] (who appeared with Anderson in ''Film/ScaryMovie2''). [=McCarthy=] and Anderson were also Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playmates.
* In the S1 finale of the (surprisingly watchable) Courteney Cox Arquette vehicle ''Series/{{Dirt}}'', Jennifer Aniston turns up as a rival tabloid editor. [[GirlOnGirlIsHot They actually kiss]], [[DistractedByTheSexy in front of some people at the newsdesk]]
* Almost subverted in ''Series/BabylonFive''. When June Lockhart made a guest appearance, J. Michael Straczynski refused to write a scene in which her character meets Lennier, played by her ''Series/LostInSpace'' co-star Bill Mumy, as there was no logical reason for the two to meet except for such a joke. However, Mumy himself wanted to do an in-joke about it, and so without permission he snuck into one of her scenes out of his alien makeup as an extra and gave a quick smile to her.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Coach}}'', Luther (played by Jerry van Dyke) learns that he was adopted and ends up attending a reunion of his birth family. As he enters he complains to Hayden that there's no way he could be related to any of these people. An unnamed character (played by Creator/DickVanDyke) chooses that moment to walk conspicuously across the set.
* Adrian Edmondson could have been cast in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' episode "[[Recap/BlackadderS4E4PrivatePlane Private Plane]]" for the sole reason of appearing against Creator/RikMayall, his long-time work partner. In their double-act most of the constant violence (and occasional gay jokes) are directed at Mayall, so it seems too much of a co-incidence that [[spoiler:Mayall's Flashheart immediately shoots Edmondon's Red Baron]] and loudly proclaims "What a '''poof!'''"
* ''Series/WhatILikeAboutYou'' brought in (in various episodes spread throughout 4 years): Chelsea Brummet (of [[Series/AllThat Amanda Bynes' first show]]), Sparkle (from Bynes' film ''Film/BigFatLiar''), Tamara Mello (of [[Series/{{Popular}} Leslie Grossman's previous show]]), and '''three''' of Jennie Garth's [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 ex-co-stars]] (Ian Ziering once, Jason Priestly twice, & Luke Perry thrice).
** Does it count if the two were never on the show at the same time? Because Amanda Bynes was on ''Series/AllThat'' before the complete-cast makeover; Brummet was after the reboot.
*** See below; Bynes guest-starred in a post-reboot episode.
** On a similar note, ''Series/AllThat'' post-reboot often played around with this, bringing on former cast members as guest stars (and also having a hilarious interaction between guest star Britney Spears and recurring character Thelma Stump, played by Britney's younger sister Jamie Lynn.)
* Creator/AmySedaris' interview on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' for the ''Series/StrangersWithCandy'' movie should have been one of these, but the ''character'' Creator/StephenColbert wasn't in ''Strangers with Candy''. It turns out in the Report universe, Chuck Noblet was played by Kevin Spacey.
* ''Series/SpinCity's'' Richard Kind, Michael Boatman, Alan Ruck, Barry Bostwick, Alexander Chaplin, Heather Locklear and of course Michael J. Fox have all appeared in Bill Lawrence's ''next'' show, ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''.
** Music/MandyMoore guest-starred as a love interest to then-boyfriend Creator/ZachBraff in season 5.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' co-stars Christian Kane (Lindsey [=McDonald=]) and Creator/SamAnderson (his evil boss Holland Manners) were reunited in an episode of ''Series/{{Leverage}}''. Kane (Eliot Spencer) was part of a con against Anderson's one-episode character, and says that they winked at each other on-screen to reference their history.
** Recently so did Creator/AdamBaldwin as an actual old friend, once ins a cameo later in a full episode.
** Creator/SamAnderson and Daniel Dae Kim co-star in ''Series/{{Lost}}''. They don't share a few quips about going from playing evil lawyers to castaways on a weird island?
* Another example with ''Series/{{Angel}}'' actors: Creator/DavidBoreanaz went from playing the title character in ''Series/{{Angel}}'' to Agent Booth in ''Series/{{Bones}}''. While there, he encountered Creator/AdamBaldwin, who played both a fellow FBI Agent (''Series/{{Bones}}'') and a liaison to the Senior Partners (''Series/{{Angel}}''), and Gina Torres, a murder suspect (''Series/{{Bones}}'') and a demoness (''Series/{{Angel}}''). Interestingly, although Baldwin and Torres did not appear in the same episode, both were regulars on ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', which was also by Creator/JossWhedon, the creator of ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** And ''Series/{{Bones}}'' regular TJ Thyne (Dr. Jack Hodgins) had unnamed guest spots in the final seasons of ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** From another direction, ''Bones'' had a one-off episode in which Bones' second cousin appears. Who else should show up in such a role other than Emily Deschanel's [[RealLifeRelative little sister]] [[Creator/ZooeyDeschanel Zooey]]?
* ''Series/InPlainSight'' stars Mary [=McCormack=], who played Kate Harper on ''Series/TheWestWing''. In the second season, her character's sister dates a character played by Joshua Malina. Malina's and [=McCormack's=] characters dated on TWW, and there is an odd look when their characters meet. Also, in the same episode, fellow ''Series/TheWestWing'' alum Richard Schiff guest stars (as [[ImplacableMan The Implacable]] [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie Rabbi Detective]]), and he and [=McCormack=] share a classic [[WalkAndTalk Sorkin Pedeconference]] through the halls of a hospital at the end of the episode.
* In ''Series/TheWestWing'', Creator/MartinSheen offers William Devane the job of vice president. The last time they faced each other in the oval office was in the 1970's, in ''The Missiles of October'', when they played Robert and John F. Kennedy respectively. Both were doing Mayor Quimby accents back then, of course.
* The ''Series/{{Buffy the Vampire Slayer}}'' fifth season opener was "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E1BuffyVsDracula}} Buffy vs. Dracula]]", billed as a battle of the titans. It was a little undercut by Dracula being played by Sarah Michelle Gellar's old flame from ''Series/AllMyChildren'', Rudolf Martin.
* On ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Creator/DavidCross' character goes to a therapist played by Creator/BobOdenkirk, his ''Mr. Show'' co-star.
** In another episode, entitled "Family Ties", Creator/JasonBateman's character meets a woman he thinks is his long-lost sister, but turns out to be prostitute. She's played by his actual sister, Justine Bateman, who's most famous for her role on ''Series/FamilyTies''.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Creator/JonathanGroff's appearance as Rachel's beau Jesse St. James. He and Lea Michele (Rachel) were co-stars in the Broadway run of ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'' and best friends in real life. An ex of hers, John Lloyd Young, actually appeared in the third episode ("Acafellas") but their characters never interacted.
* ''Series/{{Becker}}'', starring Creator/TedDanson, has featured guest appearances from his ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' co-stars Rhea Perlman, George Wendt and Creator/KelseyGrammer, all of which are subtly lampshaded by means of role-reversal; Perlman plays a happy-go-lucky character to Danson's unhappy pessimist, Wendt plays a barman to Danson's character, and Grammer plays a recovering alcoholic against Danson's Harvard-graduate doctor. In Grammer's case, the two old friends also state that the last time they saw each other was in a bar in Boston.
* It happened a number of times in ''Series/NewsRadio''.
** In "Stupid Holiday Charity Talent Show", Dave's knife-throwing nemesis Throwdini is played by Dave Foley's former and future ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' colleague Kevin [=McDonald=].
** In "Goofy Ball", Bill's stalker is played by Phil Hartman's former ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' colleague Creator/DennisMiller.
** Creator/JaneaneGarofalo and Creator/BobOdenkirk also made guest appearances; both worked with Andy Dick on ''Series/TheBenStillerShow''.
* Following the ending of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', Alfonso Ribeiro, who had played Carlton Banks, joined the cast of ''Series/InTheHouse'' as Dr. Maxwell Stanton. In the finale of that show, Max's parents appear -- naturally, played by James Avery and Daphne Maxwell Reid, who had played Carlton's parents. Later a minister appears, played by Joseph Marcell, who had played Geoffrey Butler on ''The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air''. Topping off the gag, Max's father mistakenly gives the minister a drink order, then comments that he "looks like someone we used to know".
* In ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', Christopher Ryan -- who played the suave Mike alongside series writers-stars Creator/AdrianEdmondson and Creator/RikMayall in ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' -- occasionally shows up as Dave Hedgehog, the decidedly less suave friend of Edmondson's character Eddie.
* Creator/LindsayLohan, then-girlfriend to Creator/WilmerValderrama appeared on ''Series/That70sShow'' as a customer Fez later went out with in season 7.
** Chris Masterson guest-starred in a few episodes, and had at least one scene with Hyde, who is played by Chris' older brother Danny.
* Creator/RobertCarradine once guest-starred on an episode of ''Series/{{ER}}'' where he had a scene with Anthony Edwards detailing all the ways the hospital could be improved. Carradine and Edwards co-starred in ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''.
* ''Series/ICarly'' had an episode where Creator/MirandaCosgrove's real life best friend Haley Ramm play a childhood friend of hers that she hasn't seen in years in the episode "iReunite With Missy".
** Haley also appeared in the 2005 version of ''Film/YoursMineAndOurs'' as Miranda's character's step-sister.
* Florence Henderson and Robert Reed guest-starred in separate subplots on an episode of ''Series/TheLoveBoat''. They meet at the buffet table, look as if they're about to recognize each other, then shake their heads dismissively and go their separate ways.
* In the ''Series/KenanAndKel'' episode "Poem Sweet Poem," Philip (one of Kenan and Kel's school friends) is played by their old pal [[Series/AllThat Josh Server]].
* Lisa Edelstein appeared in two episodes of ''Series/TheGoodWife'' early in season three, playing Celeste Serrano, a former colleague and former lover of Will Gardner, played by Josh Charles. Edelstein also appeared in two episodes of the show ''Series/SportsNight'', in which she played Roberta "Bobbie" Bernstein, a colleague and former lover of Dan Rydell, who was played by Josh Charles.
* An episode of ''Series/TJHooker'' has Hooker (Creator/WilliamShatner) working a case alongside his old partner Paul played by Creator/LeonardNimoy. At one point, Hooker saves Paul's life, Paul replying "I owe you one" and Hooker smiles "I said the same thing to you seventeen years ago."
* ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' had two. One of Creator/GarySinise's costars from the miniseries of ''Series/TheStand'' appeared in the season one episode "Night Mother", though they had only one brief scene together. More prominently was Mac's boss Sinclair played by Mykelti Williams, who starred alongside Gary as Bubba in ''Film/ForrestGump''.
** One episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had Lea Thompson and Elisabeth Shue opposite one another. They'd previously started out in a series of Burger King advertisements in the early 80s, and also appeared together in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' and ''[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII Part III]]'', respectively appearing as Marty [=McFly=]'s mother Lorraine and girlfriend Jennifer ([[TheOtherDarrin with Elisabeth replacing Claudia Wells]]).
* ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' had Barbara Eden on for a few episodes as Lee Ann De La Vega. J.R. greeted her first appearance with "Haven't I seen you somewhere before?"
* On ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', after Abby discovers [[spoiler:that she was adopted]], she tracks down her half-brother. The actor who plays the brother is Pauley Perrette's real life ex-boyfriend turned close friend; Pauley urged her Twitter followers for months to lobby for him to be cast.
* ''Series/CougarTown'' got a lot of mileage from the regular and recurring cast of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', which was also created by Bill Lawrence and featured Christa Miller in a big role. This got confusing when [[CharacterOverlap Ted the Lawyer showed up]] in ''Cougar Town'', and hilarious when Ted stopped by the cul-de-sac and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl6hIiecmxQ freaked out because everyone looked like someone he used to work with]].
-->[[CouchGag No,]] [[SelfDeprecation it's not just]] ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' [[UsefulNotes/{{Florida}} in Florida]] [[WineIsClassy with a lot of wine]].
* ''Series/TheMiddle'' has done with Doris Roberts in a recurring role in its second season and Ray Romano in the third-season premiere. Both were, of course, castmates of star Patricia Heaton previously on ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Creator/ParisHilton guest-starred as a demon taking the form of herself in one episode. She had previously worked with series star Creator/JaredPadalecki in the remake ''Film/HouseOfWax2005'', and the episode includes a reference to the film.
* Music/MileyCyrus' RealLife godmother Music/DollyParton played the role of [[TheDanza Aunt Dolly]] on ''Series/HannahMontana''.
* Semi-subverted in ''Series/{{Community}}''. In the first season, Anthony Michael Hall guest-starred in a season one episode. Hall previously played the son of Creator/ChevyChase (who plays Pierce on the show) in ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'', although there's no real nod between the two within the episode.
* An episode of ''Series/BurnNotice'' has Maddy Westen, played by Sharon Gless, form a friendship with a character played by her ''Series/CagneyAndLacey'' co-star Tyne Daly.
* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' once had a guest appearance by Kirsten Storms, whose best friend Creator/RavenSymone played in the first ''Film/{{Zenon}}'' movie. Ironically, Storms portrayed an AlphaBitch in this episode.
* The first episode of ''Series/TheAmandaShow'' had guest appearances by Josh Server and Kenan Thompson.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Robert Glenister made a guest appearance as Salateen in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani The Caves of Androzani]]" opposite Creator/PeterDavison, his costar in the sitcom ''Series/SinkOrSwim''.
** Kate O'Mara appeared as nefarious Time Lord the Rani opposite Creator/ColinBaker in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani The Mark of the Rani]]". They'd previously costarred in the drama series ''Series/TheBrothers''.
** Fenella Woolgar, who played Creator/AgathaChristie in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E7TheUnicornAndTheWasp The Unicorn and the Wasp]]", previously costarred with Creator/DavidTennant in Creator/StephenFry's Creator/EvelynWaugh adaptation ''Film/BrightYoungThings''.
** Creator/PeterCapaldi's ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' costar Creator/ChrisAddison had a recurring role as Seb in season eight. Sadly, they didn't share any screentime.
* Wendy [=McLendon=]-Covey's old ''Series/{{Reno 911}}'' co-star Cedric Yarbrough guest-starred in her new show, ''Series/TheGoldbergs''. Oddly, the two didn't really have any interaction.
* ''Series/{{Psychoville}}'' stars Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton of ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen''. One episode features a guest appearance from their League colleague Creator/MarkGatiss, thereby reuniting three of the four members of the troupe.
* On her show ''Series/ThatGirl'', Marlo Thomas bumped into a priest in a hallway, played by her father Danny Thomas:
-->'''Marlo''': "Excuse me, Father"\\
'''Danny''': "That's all right, my child."
* An episode of ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' had Daniel Dae Kim's ''Series/{{LOST}}'' co-star, Creator/JorgeGarcia, guest-star as a conspiracy theorist and Chin Ho's old buddy. The two even talked about an unpleasant camping trip that was [[ActorAllusion like being stranded on an island]].
* The ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'' loves casting actors/actresses who previously appeared in the following shows;
** ''Series/{{Spartacus}} series'': Creator/ManuBennett (ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}), Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Amanda Waller), Katrina Law (Nyssa Al'Gul), Nick E. Tarbay (Captain Boomerang), Liam [=McIntyre=] (Weather Wizard), and Todd Lascance.
** ''Series/PrisonBreak'': Creator/WentworthMiller (Captain Cold), Creator/DominicPurcell (Heat Wave), Creator/RobertKnepper (Clock King), Creator/PeterStormare (Count Vertigo II), and Chris Vance (Non).
** ''Series/{{The Tomorrow People 2013}}'': Creator/RobbieAmell (ComicBook/{{Firestorm}}) and Peyton List (Golden Glider).
** ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Creator/SummerGlau (Isabel Rochev), Creator/SeanMaher (Shrapnel), Creator/MorenaBaccarin (Gideon), and Creator/JewelStaite (Dr. Bryce).
** ''Series/DoctorWho'': Creator/JohnBarrowman (Dark Archer), Creator/AlexKingston (Dinah Drake Lance), Colin Salmon (Walter Steele), and Creator/ArthurDarvill (Rip Hunter).
** Creator/JohnWesleyShipp, Amanda Pays and Creator/MarkHamill are a case of RemakeCameo. They were all cast members of [[Series/{{The Flash 1990}} the 90s Flash series]], with the latter two both having {{Role Reprisal}}s. Shipp, who played the titular hero in the [=90s=] series, plays [[CastingGag the titular hero's father in the current one.]]
** ''Series/{{Smash}}'': Andy Mientus (Pied Piper) and Creator/JesseLMartin (Det. Joe West), Creator/JameySheridan (Robert Queen) and Jeremy Jordan (Winslow "Winn" Schott, Jr).
** ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'': Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/ClancyBrown (Wade Eilling), Creator/MichaelJaiWhite (Bronze Tiger), Creator/MorenaBaccarin, and Creator/MichaelIronside (Lewis Snart).
** ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Creator/GrantGustin (Barry Allen), Creator/MelissaBenoist (Kara Zor-El), Creator/DarrenCriss (Music Meister), Victor Garber (Martin Stein), Blake Jenner (Adam Foster), Bex Taylor Klaus (Sin), Nolan Funk (Cooper Seldon), and Charlotte Ross (Donna Smoak).
** ''Series/{{Homeland}}'': Creator/DavidHarewood (J'onn J'onzz/Hank Henshaw), Creator/MelissaBenoist, Creator/MorenaBaccarin, Creator/JameySheridan, and Navid Neghban (Al-Owal).
** ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': Creator/StephenAmell (Oliver Queen), Creator/RickCosnett (Eddie Thawne), Creator/MaleseJow (Linda Park), Janina Gavankar ([=McKenna=] Hall), and Todd Lascance.
** ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Audrey Marie Anderson (Lyla Michaels-Diggle), Creator/EmilyKinney (Brie Larvan), Emma Bell (Emily Nocenti), and Creator/Creator/ChadLColeman.
** ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Helen Slater (Eliza Danvers), Creator/DeanCain (Jeremiah Danvers), Creator/LauraVandervoort (Indigo) and Erica Durance.
** ''[[Series/MinorityReport2015 Minority Report]]'': Nick Zano (Dr. Nate Heywood)
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' frequently cast alumnae (or current actors in a recurring role) from the following shows;
** ''Series/{{LOST}}'' alumnae have appeared the most. Those who appeared so far are; Creator/LanaParrilla, Creator/EmilieDeRavin (both series regulars), Creator/JorgeGarcia, Creator/AlanDale, Creator/RebeccaMader and Creator/ElizabethMitchell. Creator/NaveenAndrews was also a regular on [[Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland the Spin-Off show]].
** From ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Sonequa Martin-Green, Brighton Sharbino and Michael Raymond-James.
** Creator/SarahBolger and Creator/ColinODonoghue both appeared in ''Series/TheTudors''. In fact, the latter actually gave the former her first on-screen kiss.
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' loves casting ''Series/TheWire'' alumnae on the show. Those who appeared so far are Creator/ChadLColeman (Tyreese), Laurence Guillard, Jr. (Bob Stookey) and Seth Gilliam (Fr. Gabriel Stokes), all in major roles.
* Creator/TimAllen's latest sitcom ''Series/LastManStanding'' frequently has guest appearances from ''Series/HomeImprovement'' actors, always with a healthy does of self-awareness.
** Richard Karn (Al) as Bill MacKensie in "Attractive Architect," who mistakenly remembers Mike having three sons.
** Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Randy) has a recurring role John Baker, who Mike really likes and even notes that affectionately calling him "son" feels right.
** Patricia Richardson (Jill) as Helen Potts, a recently widowed neighbor who causes problems by working with loud power tools early in the morning and makes jokes about how poor a handy man her husband was.
** Blake Clark (Harry Turner) appeared as the owner of the music club where Eve performed during an open mic night. Unlike the others, there weren't any jokes regarding his previous role.
* ''Series/{{Grandfathered}}'' managed to get one for each of its leads in its [[ShortRunners lone season]]:
** In one episode, Jimmy (Creator/JohnStamos) reconnects with an old buddy played by ''Series/FullHouse'' costar Creator/BobSaget.
** In another, Creator/DrakeBell guest stars as a tech entrepreneur who Gerald and Vanessa are meeting about funding their app; he remarks that Gerald [[Series/DrakeAndJosh reminds him of his stepbrother.]]
* In ''Series/GetSmart'', Creator/DonRickles, an old friend of Creator/DonAdams (Agent Smart) plays one of Smart's old army buddies.
* ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'': There's an episode that features a guest appearance by Creator/RobertPicardo, known as the Doctor from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', as the villain of the week. Kove, the boss of NTSF and a regular character, is played by Kate Mulgrew, who portrayed Captain Janeway on ''Voyager''.
* ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' has featured several of the two stars' former colleagues from ''[=MADTv=]''. Nicole Parker[[note]]known for her Disney Girl character and her celebrity impressions of Music/BritneySpears, Celine Dion, Ashlee Simpson, Jessica Simpson, and Christine Amanpour[[/note]] appeared on the ''Les Miserables'' parody, Nicole Randall Johnson[[note]]known for her character Ka-Son and her celebrity impressions of Creator/ChrisRock, Creator/EddieMurphy, and Condolezza Rice[[/note]] played Michelle Obama's anger translator, and Will Sasso[[note]]known for his impressions of Randy Newman, Bill Clinton, Mike Tyson and others[[/note]] appeared as a pirate singing a verse in the "Pirate Chantey".
** In addition, Gary Anthony Williams appeared in the gay marriage planning sketch after both he and Key were on the new ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''.
* Series/{{Letterkenny}} prior to portraying Wayne in this 2016 comedy, Jared Keeso played Constable Nick Chartier in the the 2014 drama Series/{{19-2}}. Dan Petronijevic who played JM Brouillard in 19-2 has a recurring role as McMurray in Letterkenny. In the season 3 finale, Adrian Holmes who played Keeso's co-star Constable Nick Barron in 19-2 is introduced as Gail and Rosie's male cousin Bradley.
* ''Series/JohnnyAndTheSprites'', a children's show featuring John Tartaglia, featured many guest stars who previously co-starred with him in ''Theatre/AvenueQ'', including Natalie Venetia Belcon as semi-regular Gwen, Jennifer Barnhart as a regular puppeteer on the program and Ann Harada as a real estate developer who wanted to raze the show's setting of Grotto's Grove to make way for a luxury hotel and mall complex.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E3Interface}} Interface]]", Geordi La Forge's parents, Capt. Silva and Commander Edward La Forge, are played by Madge Sinclair and Ben Vereen, who costarred with Creator/LeVarBurton in ''Series/Roots1977''.
* George Cole was reunited with his ''Series/{{Minder}}'' costar Denis Waterman when he made a guest appearance on ''Series/NewTricks''. Sadly, John Thaw died before the series was made, thus denying us the chance of seein [[Series/TheSweeney Regan and Carter]] reunited.
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* An episode of ''Series/TJHooker'' has Hooker (Creator/WilliamShatner) working a case alongside his old partner Paul McGuire, played by Creator/LeonardNimoy. At one point, Hooker saves McGuire's life, McGuire replying "I owe you one" and Hooker smiles "I said the same thing to you seventeen years ago."

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* An episode of ''Series/TJHooker'' has Hooker (Creator/WilliamShatner) working a case alongside his old partner Paul McGuire, played by Creator/LeonardNimoy. At one point, Hooker saves McGuire's Paul's life, McGuire Paul replying "I owe you one" and Hooker smiles "I said the same thing to you seventeen years ago."
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* An episode of ''Series/TJHooker'' has Hooker (Creator/WilliamShatner) working a case alongside his old partner Paul McGuire, played by Creator/LeonardNimoy. At one point, Hooker saves McGuire's life, McGuire replying "I owe you one" and Hooker smiles "I said the same thing to you seventeen years ago."
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* Katey Sagal played Kaley Cuoco's mother in ''Series/EightSimpleRules'', and then years later in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.

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* Katey Sagal Creator/KateySagal played Kaley Cuoco's Creator/KaleyCuoco's mother in ''Series/EightSimpleRules'', and then years later in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.
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** Creator/SarahBolger and Colin O'Donoghue both appeared in ''Series/TheTudors''. In fact, the latter actually gave the former her first on-screen kiss.

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** Creator/SarahBolger and Colin O'Donoghue Creator/ColinODonoghue both appeared in ''Series/TheTudors''. In fact, the latter actually gave the former her first on-screen kiss.
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* The ''Series/{{Buffy the Vampire Slayer}}'' fifth season opener was "Buffy vs Dracula", billed as a battle of the titans. It was a little undercut by Dracula being played by Sarah Michelle Gellar's old flame from ''Series/AllMyChildren'', Rudolf Martin.

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* The ''Series/{{Buffy the Vampire Slayer}}'' fifth season opener was "Buffy vs Dracula", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E1BuffyVsDracula}} Buffy vs. Dracula]]", billed as a battle of the titans. It was a little undercut by Dracula being played by Sarah Michelle Gellar's old flame from ''Series/AllMyChildren'', Rudolf Martin.
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* ''Series/{{Becker}}'', starring Ted Danson, has featured guest appearances from his ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' co-stars Rhea Perlman, George Wendt and Kelsey Grammer, all of which are subtly lampshaded by means of role-reversal; Perlman plays a happy-go-lucky character to Danson's unhappy pessimist, Wendt plays a barman to Danson's character, and Grammer plays a recovering alcoholic against Danson's Harvard-graduate doctor. In Grammer's case, the two old friends also state that the last time they saw each other was in a bar in Boston.

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* ''Series/{{Becker}}'', starring Ted Danson, Creator/TedDanson, has featured guest appearances from his ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' co-stars Rhea Perlman, George Wendt and Kelsey Grammer, Creator/KelseyGrammer, all of which are subtly lampshaded by means of role-reversal; Perlman plays a happy-go-lucky character to Danson's unhappy pessimist, Wendt plays a barman to Danson's character, and Grammer plays a recovering alcoholic against Danson's Harvard-graduate doctor. In Grammer's case, the two old friends also state that the last time they saw each other was in a bar in Boston.



* Following the ending of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', Alfonso Ribeiro, who had played Carlton Banks, joined the cast of ''InTheHouse'' as Dr. Maxwell Stanton. In the finale of that show, Max's parents appear -- naturally, played by James Avery and Daphne Maxwell Reid, who had played Carlton's parents. Later a minister appears, played by Joseph Marcell, who had played Geoffrey Butler on ''The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air''. Topping off the gag, Max's father mistakenly gives the minister a drink order, then comments that he "looks like someone we used to know".

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* Following the ending of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', Alfonso Ribeiro, who had played Carlton Banks, joined the cast of ''InTheHouse'' ''Series/InTheHouse'' as Dr. Maxwell Stanton. In the finale of that show, Max's parents appear -- naturally, played by James Avery and Daphne Maxwell Reid, who had played Carlton's parents. Later a minister appears, played by Joseph Marcell, who had played Geoffrey Butler on ''The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air''. Topping off the gag, Max's father mistakenly gives the minister a drink order, then comments that he "looks like someone we used to know".



* Robert Carradine once guest-starred on an episode of 'Series/{{ER}}'' where he had a scene with Anthony Edwards detailing all the ways the hospital could be improved. Carradine and Edwards co-starred in ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''.

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* Robert Carradine Creator/RobertCarradine once guest-starred on an episode of 'Series/{{ER}}'' ''Series/{{ER}}'' where he had a scene with Anthony Edwards detailing all the ways the hospital could be improved. Carradine and Edwards co-starred in ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''.



* Florence Henderson and Robert Reed guest-starred in separate subplots on an episode of ''TheLoveBoat''. They meet at the buffet table, look as if they're about to recognize each other, then shake their heads dismissively and go their separate ways.

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* Florence Henderson and Robert Reed guest-starred in separate subplots on an episode of ''TheLoveBoat''.''Series/TheLoveBoat''. They meet at the buffet table, look as if they're about to recognize each other, then shake their heads dismissively and go their separate ways.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Paris Hilton guest-starred as a demon taking the form of herself in one episode. She had previously worked with series star Jared Padalecki in the remake ''Film/HouseOfWax2005'', and the episode includes a reference to the film.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Paris Hilton Creator/ParisHilton guest-starred as a demon taking the form of herself in one episode. She had previously worked with series star Jared Padalecki Creator/JaredPadalecki in the remake ''Film/HouseOfWax2005'', and the episode includes a reference to the film.



* Fenella Woolgar, who played Creator/AgathaChristie in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Unicorn and the Wasp", previously costarred with David Tennant in Creator/StephenFry's Evelyn Waugh adaptation ''Bright Young Things''.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Robert Glenister made a guest appearance as Salateen in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani The Caves of Androzani]]" opposite Creator/PeterDavison, his costar in the sitcom ''Series/SinkOrSwim''.
** Kate O'Mara appeared as nefarious Time Lord the Rani opposite Creator/ColinBaker in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani The Mark of the Rani]]". They'd previously costarred in the drama series ''Series/TheBrothers''.
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Fenella Woolgar, who played Creator/AgathaChristie in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E7TheUnicornAndTheWasp The Unicorn and the Wasp", Wasp]]", previously costarred with David Tennant Creator/DavidTennant in Creator/StephenFry's Evelyn Waugh Creator/EvelynWaugh adaptation ''Bright Young Things''.''Film/BrightYoungThings''.
** Creator/PeterCapaldi's ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' costar Creator/ChrisAddison had a recurring role as Seb in season eight. Sadly, they didn't share any screentime.



* ''Series/{{Psychoville}}'' stars Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton of [[Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen The League of Gentlemen]]. One episode features a guest appearance from their League colleague [[Creator/MarkGatiss Mark Gatiss]], thereby reuniting three of the four members of the troupe.

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* ''Series/{{Psychoville}}'' stars Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton of [[Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen The League of Gentlemen]]. ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen''. One episode features a guest appearance from their League colleague [[Creator/MarkGatiss Mark Gatiss]], Creator/MarkGatiss, thereby reuniting three of the four members of the troupe.



* In Get Smart, Don Rickles, an old friend of Don Adams (Agent Smart) plays one of Smart's old army buddies.

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* In Get Smart, Don Rickles, ''Series/GetSmart'', Creator/DonRickles, an old friend of Don Adams Creator/DonAdams (Agent Smart) plays one of Smart's old army buddies.



* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "Interface", Geordi La Forge's parents, Capt. Silva and Commander Edward La Forge, are played by Madge Sinclair and Ben Vereen, who costarred with Creator/LeVarBurton in ''Series/Roots1977''.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "Interface", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E3Interface}} Interface]]", Geordi La Forge's parents, Capt. Silva and Commander Edward La Forge, are played by Madge Sinclair and Ben Vereen, who costarred with Creator/LeVarBurton in ''Series/Roots1977''.''Series/Roots1977''.
* George Cole was reunited with his ''Series/{{Minder}}'' costar Denis Waterman when he made a guest appearance on ''Series/NewTricks''. Sadly, John Thaw died before the series was made, thus denying us the chance of seein [[Series/TheSweeney Regan and Carter]] reunited.
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