History Main / RequiredSpinoffCrossOver

20th Apr '17 10:15:51 AM CosmicFerret
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** Also inverted in one LawAndOrder episode which had Benson and Stabler showing up, given that the murder case bore considerable similarities to a series of rapes they'd been investigating and they suspected (correctly) that their prime suspect in the rapes was responsible for the recent killings.

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** Also inverted in one LawAndOrder ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode which had Benson and Stabler showing up, given that the murder case bore considerable similarities to a series of rapes they'd been investigating and they suspected (correctly) that their prime suspect in the rapes was responsible for the recent killings.
2nd Apr '17 11:34:22 AM nombretomado
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* In ''ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'', there was a scene where the Hooded Claw asked Penelope if she was expecting [[WackyRaces Dick Dastardly]].

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* In ''ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'', there was a scene where the Hooded Claw asked Penelope if she was expecting [[WackyRaces Dick Dastardly]].
24th Mar '17 8:02:34 AM DrOO7
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** Averted with ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'', possibly because this was simply another show in the franchise rather than an explicit spin-off.



** Since Abby's two-episode arc, however, ''NCIS: LA'' has managed to avoid appearances by ''NCIS'' regulars other than Director Vance. It took all of ''two episodes'' for ''Series/NCISNewOrleans'' to exceed this count, with Ducky appearing in the first episode and both Abby and Tony appearing in the second. Gibbs himself appeared in the third episode and recurring character Tobias Fornell appeared in the fifth. (Director Vance also appeared in three of those episodes, but as the head of NCIS, he has reason to be in contact with the head of the branch office on a regular basis.)

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** Since Abby's two-episode arc, however, ''NCIS: LA'' has managed to avoid appearances by ''NCIS'' regulars other than Director Vance. It took all of ''two episodes'' for ''Series/NCISNewOrleans'' to exceed this count, with Ducky appearing in the first episode and both Abby and Tony appearing in the second. Gibbs himself appeared in the third episode and recurring character Tobias Fornell appeared in the fifth. (Director Vance also appeared in three of those episodes, but as the head of NCIS, he has reason to be in contact with the head of the branch office on a regular basis.)).
** Seasons 2 and 3 of NCISNOLA also had two-part episodes that began on its parent show, indicating that this will be a yearly sweeps event.
9th Jan '17 5:42:04 PM Stinkoman87
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* One KingdomOfLoathing Challenge Path is avatar of West of Loathing. West of Loathing is an upcoming sister game to KOL, with a parodic WeirdWest setting rather than a parodic high fantasy one. The three classes you can play as in the path are the same three on that game
28th Dec '16 12:53:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' had Briscoe and Green from ''Series/LawAndOrder'' investigating a case that tied into Benson and Stabler's in "...Or Just Look Like One," and Abbie Carmichael served as the ADA in charge of SVU cases until they got their own ADA (first a minor character played by Reiko Aylesworth, then Alex Cabot). Furthermore, there was a crossover episode with the mothership, "Entitled," where SVU investigated the case in one episode and the DA's office prosecuted it in the next.

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''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' had Briscoe and Green from ''Series/LawAndOrder'' investigating a case that tied into Benson and Stabler's in "...Or Just Look Like One," and Abbie Carmichael served as the ADA in charge of SVU cases until they got their own ADA (first a minor character played by Reiko Aylesworth, then Alex Cabot). Furthermore, there was a crossover episode with the mothership, "Entitled," where SVU investigated the case in one episode and the DA's office prosecuted it in the next.



** The short lived ''Law and Order: Trial by Jury'' also did this, once with a follow-up on a case that had been closed on ''SVU'', and once with the prosecution of the guy who shot Det. Green on the original series. It's also noteworthy that Fred Thompson appeared on both ''Trial by Jury'' and the original ''Law & Order'' as a series regular on both shows simultaneously, a remarkably unusual occurrence in television history.

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** The short lived ''Law and Order: Trial by Jury'' ''Series/LawAndOrderTrialByJury'' also did this, once with a follow-up on a case that had been closed on ''SVU'', and once with the prosecution of the guy who shot Det. Green on the original series. It's also noteworthy that Fred Thompson appeared on both ''Trial by Jury'' and the original ''Law & Order'' as a series regular on both shows simultaneously, a remarkably unusual occurrence in television history.
28th Dec '16 12:52:08 PM Morgenthaler
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*** Before the license went back to DarkHorseComics Willow even managed to cross over ''between publishing companies'' to appear in IDW's ''Series/{{Angel}}'' spinoff, ''Spike''.

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*** Before the license went back to DarkHorseComics Creator/DarkHorseComics Willow even managed to cross over ''between publishing companies'' to appear in IDW's ''Series/{{Angel}}'' spinoff, ''Spike''.
28th Dec '16 11:38:38 AM DaibhidC
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* The first season of ''Series/TheFurchesterHotel'' avoided this, with the only ''Series/SesameStreet'' characters appearing being Elmo and Cookie Monster, who are regulars. The second season included a Big Bird episode, a Count episode and a Yip-Yip Martians episode, and then had Big Bird and the Count return in the ChristmasEpisode.
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23rd Nov '16 3:44:35 AM Tron80
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* ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows frequently cross over with one another. ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' characters will come to visit ''Series/TheFlash2014'' and vice-versa a few times a season; and characters from both shows have appeared in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' (where half the cast originated in ''Arrow'' or ''Flash'' to begin with), ''WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}'', and ''Series/{{Supergirl}}''. It's also become a tradition to have a big multi-show CrisisCrossover every year.

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* ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows frequently cross over with one another. ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' characters will come to visit ''Series/TheFlash2014'' and vice-versa a few times a season; and characters from both shows have appeared in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' (where half the cast originated in ''Arrow'' or ''Flash'' to begin with), ''WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}'', and ''Series/{{Supergirl}}''.''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}''. It's also become a tradition to have a big multi-show CrisisCrossover every year.
14th Nov '16 10:15:04 AM DragonRanger
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* This used to happen all the time in the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series starting with ''Series/KamenRiderV3''. With ''V3'', Ichigo and Nigo helped turned Shiro into the titular Rider before they were supposedly killed. Then they came back to help him and Riderman. Then, every series through the Showa era would have every previous Rider return to help the current Rider save the day.
** ''Kamen Rider'''s Heisei era developed a tradition of these starting with ''[[Series/KamenRiderDecade Decade]]''. Rider A's standalone movie (which occurs late in its run), will have Rider B (star of the upcoming series) make an EarlyBirdCameo, usually appearing from nowhere to help Rider A battle some powerful enemy. Then shortly into Rider B's run, there will be a crossover film (dubbed "Movie Wars") where A and B each get their own mini-movie segment, and it all ends with the two heroes joining forces to fight the film's BigBad. These crossovers are apparently {{Canon}}, at least to each other, since when the characters meet up for the second time they'll reference the events of their first encounter.
*** ''SuperSentai'' has also adopted this format, though due to the difference in the timing of new season launches between them and ''Kamen Rider'', the EarlyBirdCameo Rangers usually show up in the crossover feature, not the standalone one.



* The pilot episode of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' has Barry run to Starling City to discuss things with Oliver. In the third episode of Season 3 of Series/{{Arrow}}, Felicity says she's going to visit Barry in Central City, and this visit is shown in the fourth episode of ''The Flash''. Episode 8 of both ''Arrow'' Season 3 and ''The Flash'' Season 1 are a two-night crossover event, with the cast from each visiting the other.
** Felicity goes over to Central City again in episode 18 of ''Series/TheFlash2014,'' this time bringing Ray Palmer along with her.
** Joe and Cisco went to Starling City during one episode of The Flash, guest starring Laurel and Captain Lance.
** At this point it's almost easier to note the episodes of Arrow and The Flash that ''don't'' feature some level of crossover.

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* The pilot episode of ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'' shows frequently cross over with one another. ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' characters will come to visit ''Series/TheFlash2014'' has Barry run to Starling City to discuss things with Oliver. In the third episode of Season 3 of Series/{{Arrow}}, Felicity says she's going to visit Barry in Central City, and this visit is shown in the fourth episode of ''The Flash''. Episode 8 of vice-versa a few times a season; and characters from both shows have appeared in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' (where half the cast originated in ''Arrow'' Season 3 or ''Flash'' to begin with), ''WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}'', and ''The Flash'' Season 1 are ''Series/{{Supergirl}}''. It's also become a two-night crossover event, with the cast from each visiting the other.
** Felicity goes over
tradition to Central City again in episode 18 of ''Series/TheFlash2014,'' this time bringing Ray Palmer along with her.
** Joe and Cisco went to Starling City during one episode of The Flash, guest starring Laurel and Captain Lance.
** At this point it's almost easier to note the episodes of Arrow and The Flash that ''don't'' feature some level of crossover.
have a big multi-show CrisisCrossover every year.


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* This used to happen all the time in the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series starting with ''Series/KamenRiderV3''. With ''V3'', Ichigo and Nigo helped turned Shiro into the titular Rider before they were supposedly killed. Then they came back to help him and Riderman. Then, every series through the Showa era would have every previous Rider return to help the current Rider save the day.
** ''Kamen Rider'''s Heisei era developed a tradition of these starting with ''[[Series/KamenRiderDecade Decade]]''. Rider A's standalone movie (which occurs late in its run), will have Rider B (star of the upcoming series) make an EarlyBirdCameo, usually appearing from nowhere to help Rider A battle some powerful enemy. Then shortly into Rider B's run, there will be a crossover film (dubbed "Movie Wars") where A and B each get their own mini-movie segment, and it all ends with the two heroes joining forces to fight the film's BigBad. These crossovers are apparently {{Canon}}, at least to each other, since when the characters meet up for the second time they'll reference the events of their first encounter.
*** ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' has also adopted this format, though due to the difference in the timing of new season launches between them and ''Kamen Rider'', the EarlyBirdCameo Rangers usually show up in the crossover feature, not the standalone one.
18th Oct '16 7:13:13 PM nombretomado
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* Consciously averted with ''Joey'', the spin-off of ''{{Friends}}'', if only because it didn't last long enough for them to try. The character moved from New York to L.A. so that the writers wouldn't have to explain why his best friends never visited him -- not that that worked for ''Frasier''...

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* Consciously averted with ''Joey'', ''Series/{{Joey}}'', the spin-off of ''{{Friends}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', if only because it didn't last long enough for them to try. The character moved from New York to L.A. so that the writers wouldn't have to explain why his best friends never visited him -- not that that worked for ''Frasier''...
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