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24th Mar '16 6:00:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/ADifferentWorld'' featured many of these during the show's first season, usually via Denise calling home to talk to her parents. They dropped off considerably once she left the show, but a few instances still occurred throughout the series--Clair coming to Hillman for alumni weekends and/or to take Vanessa on a tour. To the point where the final season had Charmaine (introduced to TheCosbyShow as one of Pam's friends) as one of the incoming freshmen.

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* ''Series/ADifferentWorld'' featured many of these during the show's first season, usually via Denise calling home to talk to her parents. They dropped off considerably once she left the show, but a few instances still occurred throughout the series--Clair coming to Hillman for alumni weekends and/or to take Vanessa on a tour. To the point where the final season had Charmaine (introduced to TheCosbyShow ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' as one of Pam's friends) as one of the incoming freshmen.
18th Mar '16 11:23:05 PM Hossmeister
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9th Mar '16 12:55:37 PM Hossmeister
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* The pilot of ''MorkAndMindy'' had a "flashback" (filmed for the show) where Mork pays a visit to [[HappyDays the Fonz]] in the 1950s again. They even bring in Laverne from ''LaverneAndShirley''.

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* The pilot of ''MorkAndMindy'' ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' had a "flashback" (filmed for the show) where Mork pays a visit to [[HappyDays the Fonz]] in the 1950s again. They even bring in Laverne from ''LaverneAndShirley''.



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27th Oct '15 9:20:12 AM Willbyr
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* ''VisualNovel/AoiShiro'' has the appearance of Asama Sakuya from ''AkaiIto'', who turns out to be Aoi-sensei's drinking buddy. The manga turn it UpToEleven by [[spoiler:making Wakasugi Tsudura and her group TheCavalry, with Hatou Kei's blood required to thwart Ba Rouryuu's plan]].

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* ''VisualNovel/AoiShiro'' has the appearance of Asama Sakuya from ''AkaiIto'', ''VisualNovel/AkaiIto'', who turns out to be Aoi-sensei's drinking buddy. The manga turn it UpToEleven by [[spoiler:making Wakasugi Tsudura and her group TheCavalry, with Hatou Kei's blood required to thwart Ba Rouryuu's plan]].
27th Oct '15 7:05:23 AM Willbyr
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* ''AoiShiro'' has the appearance of Asama Sakuya from ''AkaiIto'', who turns out to be Aoi-sensei's drinking buddy. The manga turn it UpToEleven by [[spoiler:making Wakasugi Tsudura and her group TheCavalry, with Hatou Kei's blood required to thwart Ba Rouryuu's plan]].

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* ''AoiShiro'' ''VisualNovel/AoiShiro'' has the appearance of Asama Sakuya from ''AkaiIto'', who turns out to be Aoi-sensei's drinking buddy. The manga turn it UpToEleven by [[spoiler:making Wakasugi Tsudura and her group TheCavalry, with Hatou Kei's blood required to thwart Ba Rouryuu's plan]].
24th Oct '15 6:24:56 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheClevelandShow'', one one-off gag features Chris appearing in Cleveland's house for no reason. ("Go back to Quahog!") Another episode features the death of Cleveland's ex-wife as an important plot point, giving an excuse for Quagmire and Peter to show up. Cleveland and his family also reappeared in a ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode. And following the cancelation of their own show, Cleveland and his family moved back to his old place in Quahog

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* In ''TheClevelandShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', one one-off gag features Chris appearing in Cleveland's house for no reason. ("Go back to Quahog!") Another episode features the death of Cleveland's ex-wife as an important plot point, giving an excuse for Quagmire and Peter to show up. Cleveland and his family also reappeared in a ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode. And following the cancelation of their own show, Cleveland and his family moved back to his old place in Quahog
18th Oct '15 5:09:28 PM nombretomado
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* Notably averted in ''Series/BostonLegal'', where none of the regulars on ''ThePractice'' stopped by for guest spots (likely attributed to the spinoff characters having been introduced [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot as stars of the latter's final season]]). This can alarm some viewers who notice that guest stars on ''The Practice'' like John Larroquette and Rene Auberjonois ended up starring on ''Boston Legal'' [[YouLookFamiliar as completely different characters]].
** Bill Smitrovich, who portrayed Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Walsh in ThePractice, portrayed another prosecutor in ''Series/BostonLegal''. Smitrovich's character in the spinoff worked in a state where death penalty was an option.

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* Notably averted in ''Series/BostonLegal'', where none of the regulars on ''ThePractice'' ''Series/ThePractice'' stopped by for guest spots (likely attributed to the spinoff characters having been introduced [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot as stars of the latter's final season]]). This can alarm some viewers who notice that guest stars on ''The Practice'' like John Larroquette and Rene Auberjonois ended up starring on ''Boston Legal'' [[YouLookFamiliar as completely different characters]].
** Bill Smitrovich, who portrayed Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Walsh in ThePractice, ''Series/ThePractice'', portrayed another prosecutor in ''Series/BostonLegal''. Smitrovich's character in the spinoff worked in a state where death penalty was an option.
3rd Oct '15 5:41:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* The shows in Susan Harris' Miami sitcom universe (''TheGoldenGirls'', ''Empty Nest'', ''Nurses'') all featured these. There were two specific ones, specifically where events that began in ''TheGoldenGirls'' were brought to a close in the other two. A hurricane and a full moon began some chaos that would be fixed in the hospital where Harry Westen of ''Empty Nest'' and the ''Nurses'' worked. Might make it a CrisisCrossover.
* ''DiffrentStrokes'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' had a number of these early in the latter show's run.

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* The shows in Susan Harris' Miami sitcom universe (''TheGoldenGirls'', ''Empty Nest'', (''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', ''Series/EmptyNest'', ''Nurses'') all featured these. There were two specific ones, specifically where events that began in ''TheGoldenGirls'' ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' were brought to a close in the other two. A hurricane and a full moon began some chaos that would be fixed in the hospital where Harry Westen of ''Empty Nest'' and the ''Nurses'' worked. Might make it a CrisisCrossover.
* ''DiffrentStrokes'' ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' had a number of these early in the latter show's run.



* ADifferentWorld featured many of these during the show's first season, usually via Denise calling home to talk to her parents. They dropped off considerably once she left the show, but a few instances still occurred throughout the series--Clair coming to Hillman for alumni weekends and/or to take Vanessa on a tour. To the point where the final season had Charmaine (introduced to TheCosbyShow as one of Pam's friends) as one of the incoming freshmen.
* Just about the entire ''MaryTylerMooreShow'' cast turns up in ''Rhoda'' for the title character's wedding, eight episodes or so into the first season. This is sweet, but a bit awkward...maybe WJM's ratings were so low, no one would notice if the news took a day off.

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* ADifferentWorld ''Series/ADifferentWorld'' featured many of these during the show's first season, usually via Denise calling home to talk to her parents. They dropped off considerably once she left the show, but a few instances still occurred throughout the series--Clair coming to Hillman for alumni weekends and/or to take Vanessa on a tour. To the point where the final season had Charmaine (introduced to TheCosbyShow as one of Pam's friends) as one of the incoming freshmen.
* Just about the entire ''MaryTylerMooreShow'' ''Series/MaryTylerMooreShow'' cast turns up in ''Rhoda'' for the title character's wedding, eight episodes or so into the first season. This is sweet, but a bit awkward...maybe WJM's ratings were so low, no one would notice if the news took a day off.
1st Oct '15 1:17:24 PM HeraldAlberich
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See also SpinoffSendOff, a crossover in the pilot of the spinoff to establish the connection with the previous series.
23rd Aug '15 1:02:39 PM MarkLungo
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** Jonathan Frakes appeared in all three spin-off series (as William Riker in ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' and ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'' and as Thomas Riker in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'').

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** Jonathan Frakes Creator/JonathanFrakes appeared in all three spin-off series (as William Riker in ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' and ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'' and as Thomas Riker in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'').



* ''{{Frasier}}'' eventually had all his old friends (except Rebecca Howe) from ''{{Cheers}}'' visit him at least once. Also, his ex-wife Lilith became a RecurringCharacter.

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* ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' eventually had all his old friends (except Rebecca Howe) from ''{{Cheers}}'' ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' visit him at least once. Also, his ex-wife Lilith became a RecurringCharacter.



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