History Main / RequiredSpinoffCrossover

6th Jul '17 5:28:54 PM nombretomado
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* Just about the entire ''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.

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* Just about the entire ''Series/MaryTylerMooreShow'' ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' 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.
5th Jul '17 5:54:13 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Subverted}} with ''{{WesternAnimation/Daria}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead.'' Initially there were plans to do a crossover, but it quickly became apparent that the two shows had a very different tone and were likely to attract different audiences. As a result the only mentions of B&B in ''Daria'' canon are a few sparse mentions of the family moving from Highland.

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* {{Subverted}} with ''{{WesternAnimation/Daria}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead.'' Initially there were plans to do a crossover, but it quickly became apparent that the two shows had a very different tone and were likely to attract different audiences. As a result the only mentions of B&B in You could watch ''Daria'' canon are a few sparse mentions of and never even realize it's connected to B&B; the family moving only hint is that she moved to Lawndale from Highland. a town called "Highland."
11th Jun '17 8:24:10 PM nombretomado
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* [[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules]] and {{Xena}} frequently crossed over into each other's shows, as did several characters of varying importance (from gods to comic relief)

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* [[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules]] and {{Xena}} [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]] frequently crossed over into each other's shows, as did several characters of varying importance (from gods to comic relief)
18th May '17 7:30:52 AM Anddrix
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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 2015}}''. It's also become a tradition to have a big multi-show CrisisCrossover every year.

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* ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'' ''Series/{{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 2015}}''. It's also become a tradition to have a big multi-show CrisisCrossover every year.
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''.
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