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A formulation primarily used to pitch a show or to quickly sum up the impression a show gives by expressing it as the sum of two separate, unrelated shows. The most famous variation is "DieHardOnAnX", where X is a different location, means of mass transportation, or ''{{IN SPACE}}!'', and so on.

It's very common in music writing -- both reviews and press releases usually describe an artist as "Artist X meets Artist Y". Similarly, a work of literature may be reviewed as being the fusion of the styles of two authors; a common variation is to say that a novel is "as if X had written Y".

See also MixAndMatch, but this differs from it in that, conceptually, MixAndMatch works on the genre level (SpaceOpera + TheWestern = WagonTrainToTheStars), while [=X Meets Y=] works on the show/character level. Should more works/characters be added into the mix (e.g. X + Y + Z...) and it starts specifically using mathematical symbols to define the work/character as parts of others, it becomes {{Troperithmetic}}.

Compare RecycledInSPACE, {{Crossover}}, ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs. See also DuelingWorks. Frequent enough with weapons to qualify for a separate trope: see MilitaryMashupMachine. It can also result in a type of [[TropesThatWillNeverHappen/XMeetsY Tropes That Will Never Happen]].

To get a few pitch ideas for free see our [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pitchgenerator.php Pitch Generator]].
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!!Examples Subpages:
[[index]]
* XMeetsY/AnimeAndManga
* XMeetsY/ComicBooks
* XMeetsY/FanWorks
* [[XMeetsY/AnimatedFilms Films Animation]]
* [[XMeetsY/LiveActionFilms Films Live-Action]]
* XMeetsY/{{Literature}}
* XMeetsY/LiveActionTV
* XMeetsY/{{Music}}
* XMeetsY/ProfessionalWrestling
* XMeetsY/TabletopGames
* XMeetsY/{{Theatre}}
* XMeetsY/VideoGames
* XMeetsY/WebAnimation
* XMeetsY/WebComics
* XMeetsY/WebOriginal
* XMeetsY/WesternAnimation
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' is ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' meets ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}''.
* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' is ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' meets ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' meets ''WesternAnimation/BebesKids''.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'' is ''Series/FamilyMatters'' meets ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''.
* ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' is essentially an UltimateUniverse version of ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Lio}}'' is ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' meets ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' except [[SilenceIsGolden without dialogue.]]
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' is ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' meets ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
* ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'' is ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' meets ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}'' is ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' meets ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''.
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[[folder:Languages]]
* Dutch + Portuguese + Zulu = Afrikaans
* French + Italian = Catalan
* German + French = Dutch.
* French + German + Latin + Celtic = English.
* Spanish + Russian + Latin + German = Esperanto.
* Latin + Celtic + German = French.
* Dutch + English = Frisian.
* French + Bantu + Kwa = Haitian Creole.
* Dutch + Javanese + Arabic = Indonesian.
* Latin + Spanish = Italian.
* Chinese + Korean = Japanese.
** Thought the same could be said about Korean being Chinese + Japanese; King Sejong the Great (creator of ''hangul'', or the Korean Language as we know it today) used parts of both languages to create a new one.
* Portuguese + Chinese = Macanese.
* Arabic + Italian = Maltese.
* Danish + Swedish = Norwegian.
* Latin + West Slavic = Polish.
* Spanish + French = Portuguese.
* Italian + Russian = Romanian.
* Latin + German = Romansh.
* English + Norse + Gaelic = Scots.
* Italian + Arabic + Basque = Spanish.
* Pali + Sanskrit + Old Khmer = Thai.
* Persian + Sanskrit + Prakrit = Urdu.
* Portuguese + French + Chinese = Vietnamese.
* Hebrew + German = Yiddish ([[AllJewsAreAshkenazi Ashkenazim]]) and Hebrew + Spanish = Ladino (Sephardim).
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[[folder:People]]
* Creator/ChristinaHendricks + NerdsAreSexy + Music/FrankZappa's song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yDarQW7UZc Jewish Princess]]" = Creator/KatDennings.
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[[folder:Pinballs]]
* ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' + {{Pinball}} = ''Pinball/TheChampionPub''
* ''Pinball/{{Krull}}'' is ''Pinball/BlackKnight'' meets ''Pinball/HauntedHouse''.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/StarFleet'':
** [[{{Supermarionation}} Gerry Anderson]] meets HumongousMecha-based {{Toku}}.
** Or ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' meets ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' with a hint of ''Manga/GetterRobo''.
** If you're familar with it, ''Series/{{Terrahawks}}'' might seem a better fit than ''Thunderbirds''; whilst the latter is more famous, the former matches ''Star Fleet'''s style of puppeteering better.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'': ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' meets ''Series/OnceUponATime''.
* ''Toys/TheGrosseryGang'': ''Toys/TheTrashPack'' meets ''Toys/{{Shopkins}}''.
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[[folder:Technology]]
* Boeing 747 + Boeing 787 Dreamliner technology = [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747-8 Boeing 747-8]]
* M-16 + Ak-47 = [[CoolGuns/AssaultRifles The Galil]].
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[[folder:Websites]]
* Website/YouTube + Art = Website/DeviantArt
* Website/{{Twitter}} + Website/DeviantArt = Website/{{Instagram}}
* Website/{{Pandora}} + Website/{{Facebook}} = Website/{{Spotify}}
* Website/{{Twitter}} + {{Blogger}} = {{Tumblr}}
* Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} - Nonfiction + Fiction = Wiki/TVTropes
* Website/YouTube + Website/{{Instagram}} = {{Vine}}
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