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24th Jul '16 4:09:02 PM nombretomado
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Unlike a {{Revival}} series (such as ''Still the Beaver'' and the [[BradyBunchSpinOffs at-one-time-endless progression of sequels]] to ''Series/TheBradyBunch''), the Reunion Show is a one-shot event. (Sometimes, though, reunions can spawn sequels.) Oddly, "in-character" comedy reunions tend to turn serious, if not outright dramatic, while most other shows are not altered.

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Unlike a {{Revival}} series (such as ''Still the Beaver'' and the [[BradyBunchSpinOffs [[Series/BradyBunchSpinOffs at-one-time-endless progression of sequels]] to ''Series/TheBradyBunch''), the Reunion Show is a one-shot event. (Sometimes, though, reunions can spawn sequels.) Oddly, "in-character" comedy reunions tend to turn serious, if not outright dramatic, while most other shows are not altered.
17th Jul '16 7:44:01 AM twilicorn
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** Another case was an episode of the forgotten 90's show ''Meego''[[note]]one of the byproducts of ''CBS Block Party'', the channel's failed rival block to ABC's ''Creator/{{TGIF}}''; the {{channel hop}}s of ''Series/FamilyMatters'' and ''Series/StepByStep'' for their final seasons were also for this purpose[[/note]], where many of the surviving ''Gilligan'' cast appeared in character. It never aired in the US, but on Creator/{{Sky}} 1 in the UK.
17th Jul '16 7:28:24 AM twilicorn
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* The final show of ''Theatre/{{Rent}}''[='=]s original run featured the then-current cast performing "Seasons of Love" with the original cast as the encore.
17th Jul '16 7:25:26 AM twilicorn
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* When LongRunner musicals celebrate a milestone, you can expect at least one of these. The most notable one in recent memory would be the ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Mis%C3%A9rables:_The_Dream_Cast_in_Concert 10th]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Mis%C3%A9rables_in_Concert:_The_25th_Anniversary 25th]] anniversary concerts. The former brought back performers from the London, Broadway and Australia productions as well as an encore featuring seventeen actors who played Valjean in international productions, and the latter reuniting the entire 1985 cast (save for David Burt) for the finale.
17th Jul '16 7:17:11 AM twilicorn
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* The cast of ''{{Film/Matilda}}'' reenacted the film's chocolate cake and pigtail scenes at a 2013 reunion party, which can be seen on its recent Blu-ray release.

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* The cast of ''{{Film/Matilda}}'' reenacted the film's chocolate cake and pigtail scenes at a 2013 reunion party, which can be seen on its recent the film's Blu-ray release.release that same year.
29th May '16 6:44:16 AM narm00
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*** This is a bit of an odd example, more of a PanderingToTheBase CrossOver, the "reunion" is a reunion for the fans only. Only [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Taichi]] and [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Daisuke]] ever met each other in canon; the others all exist in their own AlternateUniverse and never met each other to begin with.

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*** This is a bit of an odd example, more of a PanderingToTheBase CrossOver, as the "reunion" is a reunion for the fans only. Only [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Taichi]] and [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Daisuke]] ever met each other in canon; the others all exist in their own AlternateUniverse and never met each other to begin with.
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* ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' occasionally marks notable anniversaries with a story in its comic strip reuniting various characters:
** Issue 250's strip, "A Life of Matter and Death", brought back many of the comic's characters in a battle inside the TARDIS's mind.
** Issue 282's strip, "Happy Deathday", commemorating the 35th anniversary of ''Series/DoctorWho'', pitted the then-Eight Doctors against a LegionOfDoom of their greatest villains.
** Issue 500's strip, "The Stockbridge Showdown", had the Twelfth Doctor team up with the living DWM comic companions to fight one of the strip's big villains.
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is unique among all TV series as its reunion episodes feature the different actors who have played ''the same character''. To date there have been: "The Three Doctors" (1972-73; featuring the First, Second and Third Doctors); "The Five Doctors" (1983; featuring the first five Doctors, plus a number of former co-stars); "The Two Doctors" (1985, featuring the Second Doctor and popular 1960s companion character Jamie McCrimmon joining the incumbent Sixth Doctor and Peri); "Dimensions in Time" (1993, a special shown as an item during ''Series/ChildrenInNeed'' that featured the Third to Seventh Doctors and various former companions); "Time Crash" (2007 comedy minisode featuring the Fifth and Tenth Doctors); and the two-parter "The Name of the Doctor" and "The Day of the Doctor" (both for the 50th anniversary in 2013) that saw ''every'' Doctor appear in some form. This list does not count additional episodes such as "Mawdryn Undead" (1983) and "School Reunion" (2006) which featured the return of individual cast members from the show's past.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is unique among all TV series as its reunion episodes feature the different actors who have played ''the same character''. To date there have been: "The Three Doctors" (1972-73; featuring the First, Second and Third Doctors); "The Five Doctors" (1983; featuring the first five Doctors, plus a number of former co-stars); "The Two Doctors" (1985, featuring the Second Doctor and popular 1960s companion character Jamie McCrimmon [=McCrimmon=] joining the incumbent Sixth Doctor and Peri); "Dimensions in Time" (1993, a special shown as an item during ''Series/ChildrenInNeed'' that featured the Third to Seventh Doctors and various former companions); "Time Crash" (2007 comedy minisode featuring the Fifth and Tenth Doctors); and the two-parter "The Name of the Doctor" and "The Day of the Doctor" (both for the 50th anniversary in 2013) that saw ''every'' Doctor appear in some form. This list does not count additional episodes such as "Mawdryn Undead" (1983) and "School Reunion" (2006) which featured the return of individual cast members from the show's past.
14th Nov '15 2:52:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' was a Reunion Game for the voice casts of several Disney classics through the last century; most of the original cast returned (including people such as James Woods as Hades, and {{BRIAN BLESSED}} as Clayton as well as the original voice of Alice and Wendy a good 50 years after the initial films came out). Some of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' returned, as did most of ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'' (save RobinWilliams, who was already recast since the TV series in the 90's), ''{{Disney/Hercules}}'', ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' (save Samuel E. Wright), ''{{Disney/Tarzan}}'', and ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' (save Jerry Orbach who had since passed away). The most no-shows were ''Disney/TheLionKing'' with only Ernie Sabella as Pumbaa and Cheech Marin as Banzai, and ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' where the entire cast was shooting the sequels and couldn't make it (although Creator/JohnnyDepp supposedly really wanted to do it). Geoffrey Rush did come back to voice Barbossa, but only in Australian copies.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' was a Reunion Game for the voice casts of several Disney classics through the last century; most of the original cast returned (including people such as James Woods as Hades, and {{BRIAN BLESSED}} as Clayton as well as the original voice of Alice and Wendy a good 50 years after the initial films came out). Some of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' returned, as did most of ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'' (save RobinWilliams, Creator/RobinWilliams, who was already recast since the TV series in the 90's), ''{{Disney/Hercules}}'', ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' (save Samuel E. Wright), ''{{Disney/Tarzan}}'', and ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' (save Jerry Orbach who had since passed away). The most no-shows were ''Disney/TheLionKing'' with only Ernie Sabella as Pumbaa and Cheech Marin as Banzai, and ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' where the entire cast was shooting the sequels and couldn't make it (although Creator/JohnnyDepp supposedly really wanted to do it). Geoffrey Rush did come back to voice Barbossa, but only in Australian copies.
6th Nov '15 12:33:38 PM CrazyLegs2
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* ''Series/MamasFamily'' has had two reunions: one in the early 90's on Vicki Lawrence's talk show (in which Lawrence appeared both as herself and in-character as Mama) and another made for the DVD release of the series in 2014.
14th Oct '15 5:40:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie: 15 Years Later'' (1985) had all the original cast save Larry Hagman, who couldn't participate due to his role on ''{{Dallas}}''; instead, Wayne Rogers served as [[TheOtherDarrin The Other Tony]]. A second reunion movie, ''I Still Dream of Jeannie'' (1991), kept Tony [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen offscreen]].

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* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie: 15 Years Later'' (1985) had all the original cast save Larry Hagman, who couldn't participate due to his role on ''{{Dallas}}''; ''Series/{{Dallas}}''; instead, Wayne Rogers served as [[TheOtherDarrin The Other Tony]]. A second reunion movie, ''I Still Dream of Jeannie'' (1991), kept Tony [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen offscreen]].
27th Aug '15 5:37:39 PM MarkLungo
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* Raymond Burr's ''other'' well-known series, ''Series/{{Ironside}}'', had one shortly before Burr's death in 1993.

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* Raymond Burr's ''other'' well-known series, ''Series/{{Ironside}}'', ''Series/{{Ironside 1967}}'', had one shortly before Burr's death in 1993.



* ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' and ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' had three reunion movies in the late '80s and early '90s; ''Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman'', ''Bionic Showdown'' (which included some "Next Generation" bionic operatives) and ''Bionic Ever After'', (in which Steve Austin and Jamie Sommers [[TheyDo finally got married]]).

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* ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' and ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' had three reunion movies in the late '80s and early '90s; ''Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman'', ''Bionic Showdown'' (which included some "Next Generation" bionic operatives) and ''Bionic Ever After'', (in which Steve Austin and Jamie Sommers [[TheyDo finally got married]]).
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