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 ""Die Hard" on an X", 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 Mix and Match, but this differs from it in that, conceptually, Mix and Match works on the genre level (Space Opera + The Western = Wagon Train to the Stars), 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 Recycled In SPACE, Crossover, This Is Your Premise on Drugs. See also Dueling Works. Frequent enough with weapons to qualify for a separate trope: see Military Mashup Machine. It can also result in a type of Tropes That Will Never Happen. To get a few pitch ideas for free see our Pitch Generator.
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- Bloom County is Doonesbury meets Pogo.
- The Boondocks is Peanuts meets Doonesbury meets Bébé's Kids.
- Foxtrot is Family Matters meets Dexter's Laboratory.
- Get Fuzzy is essentially an Ultimate Universe version of Garfield.
- Liō is The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy meets Calvin and Hobbes except without dialogue.
- Pearls Before Swine is Animaniacs meets Family Guy.
- Phoebe and Her Unicorn is Calvin and Hobbes meets My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
- Retail is 6teen meets Dilbert.
- 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 (Ashkenazim) and Hebrew + Spanish = Ladino (Sephardim).
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