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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
* XMeetsY/AnimeAndManga
* XMeetsY/ComicBooks
* XMeetsY/FanWorks
* XMeetsY/{{Film}}
* XMeetsY/{{Literature}}
* XMeetsY/LiveActionTV
* XMeetsY/{{Music}}
* XMeetsY/NewMedia
* XMeetsY/{{Other}}
* XMeetsY/{{Pinball}}
* XMeetsY/ProfessionalWrestling
* XMeetsY/PuppetShows
* XMeetsY/TabletopGames
* XMeetsY/{{Theatre}}
* XMeetsY/VideoGames
* XMeetsY/WebComics
* XMeetsY/WesternAnimation
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