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28th Mar '17 7:20:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheOprahWinfreyShow'' had a few of these in its final season, including one with Oprah's former competitors, Ricki Lake, Donahue, and Sally Jessy Raphael. She also reunited with Iyanla Vanzant, who she had a falling out with after she refused to do a SpinOff show with Oprah and went to another network.

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* ''TheOprahWinfreyShow'' ''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow'' had a few of these in its final season, including one with Oprah's former competitors, Ricki Lake, Donahue, and Sally Jessy Raphael. She also reunited with Iyanla Vanzant, who she had a falling out with after she refused to do a SpinOff show with Oprah and went to another network.
27th Dec '16 6:22:24 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 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 ''Franchise/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}} Creator/BrianBlessed 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 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 ''Franchise/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.
19th Oct '16 5:12:29 PM nombretomado
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* In another Nickelodeon example, [[DoubleDare1986 Marc Summers and John Harvey]] reunited on an episode of NBC Philadelphia's ''The 10! Show'' in late 2010, and the two participated in a ''[[DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]''-esque challenge. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqdLjFB3xLM The interview portion is here,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDZBl6sKvn0 the challenge portion is here.]]

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* In another Nickelodeon example, [[DoubleDare1986 [[Series/DoubleDare1986 Marc Summers and John Harvey]] reunited on an episode of NBC Philadelphia's ''The 10! Show'' in late 2010, and the two participated in a ''[[DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]''-esque ''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}''-esque challenge. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqdLjFB3xLM The interview portion is here,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDZBl6sKvn0 the challenge portion is here.]]
7th Oct '16 11:57:02 AM erforce
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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 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.

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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 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'' ''Franchise/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.
22nd Sep '16 9:10:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/ISpy'' got two. One was a standard made-for-TV movie titled ''I Spy Returns'' that featured Robert Culp and BillCosby reprising their TV roles in a backdoor pilot for a "next generation" spin-off that never sold. And in 1999, Culp and Cosby reunited on Cosby's sitcom - conveniently titled ''Cosby'' for an AllJustADream episode in which Cosby's sitcom character, after watching an episode of ''I Spy'' on TV, dreams that he is Alexander Scott, sharing an adventure with Kelly Robinson (Culp).

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* ''Series/ISpy'' got two. One was a standard made-for-TV movie titled ''I Spy Returns'' that featured Robert Culp and BillCosby Creator/BillCosby reprising their TV roles in a backdoor pilot for a "next generation" spin-off that never sold. And in 1999, Culp and Cosby reunited on Cosby's sitcom - conveniently titled ''Cosby'' for an AllJustADream episode in which Cosby's sitcom character, after watching an episode of ''I Spy'' on TV, dreams that he is Alexander Scott, sharing an adventure with Kelly Robinson (Culp).
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.
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