->''"His name is Stanley, and the only way to describe him is imagine [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Bilbo Baggins]] just ate the Lucky Charms leprechaun and got shit out through [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Dopey]]'s anus. And that's the ''nice'' version!"''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''' on Stanley's [[{{Expy}} "character"]] from ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark''

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 series. The most famous variation, found in action movies, is "DieHardOnAnX", where X is a different setting or location, means of mass transportation, ''[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: in SPACE! ]]
'', and so on. Alternatively, it may be applied to a specific character within a work.

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 DuelingShows, DuelingMovies. Frequent enough with weapons to qualify for a separate trope: see MilitaryMashupMachine.

To get a few pitch ideas for free see our [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pitchgenerator.php Pitch Generator]]. UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject is already taken.

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