Crack Pairing
aka: Crack Ship

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Shipping beyond all bounds of sanity. There are official couples and there are couples drawn from more-or-less subjective subtext, and then there are pairings that make you go "What?" Characters who are shipped together despite barely even having a relationship in canon. Sometimes they haven't even met in canon. Sometimes they don't even belong to the same 'verse (that's what Crossovers are for, after all) or to the same species. Sometimes they aren't even both carbon-based lifeforms.

Crack pairings range from the making-you-scratch-your-head-in-puzzlement weird, to the eyes-gouging-with-a-fork-inducing weird. But they always leave you asking "Why? By all that is holy, WHY?" But interestingly, some fandoms don't have genuine crack pairings — it's true that they end up with Foe Yay and weirdness, but none of their pairings seem to freak people out. This can be down to a small cast, or any pairing seeming plausible by now.

Reasons for writing crack pairing fan works varies. It might be in order to clean up romantic loose ends by bringing together characters left alone, or to erase the memory of a particularly squicky canon pairing. They might be the result of people genuinely searching for a good personality match, or drawing parallels between two characters for whatever reason. A good number are the results of freeform roleplaying. Perhaps they took it on as a challenge to prove they could make it work. Or maybe they did it on a dare. Most often, though, the insanity itself is its own justification, especially to poke fun at more hardcore fans. It can get worryingly serious though... like they actually believe it could happen...

Occasionally, when a fanfic writer gets hold of a crack pairing and makes it convincing enough, that ship gains a following and can even become very popular. It's even been known to influence The Powers That Be.

While crack pairings may show up in crack fics, the two are not necessarily related. A Crack Pairing could very well be treated in a dead serious and realistic way, and a Crack Fic could be gen, or only about traditional pairings.

Note that when characters do have some kind of relationship, no matter how unhealthy, insane, or weird their pairing would be, it doesn't count as crack pairing. Contrast with Ho Yay, Foe Yay, No Yay, May–December Romance, Old Man Marrying a Child, Interspecies Romance, Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?, Twincest, Brother-Sister Incest, and even Parental Incest for examples of ships which you may find weird but which are not crack pairings as long as they have basis in canon.

For an entire LJ community dedicated to particularly squicky crack pairings, behold VeryWrongSlash, which needs no further explanation.

If one wants to create his/her own Crack pairing (or just wants to see some pairings that may not yet have been added to this page), use the Brain-Hurting Pairer Generator.

See Crossover Ship for shipping characters who don't belong to the same verse. See Cargo Ship for shipping objects. Compare with Ships That Pass in the Night.

Examples should be limited to specific stories, preferably with links, lest the page be overrun with every pairing that has ever crossed anybody's mind.

Warning! There is a strong possibility that you may feel disturbed when reading these examples. Have some Brain Bleach handy, just in case and don't say we didn't warn you.


Examples:

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  • There's Mac/PC slash out there. Yes, from the Apple commercials. It's John Hodgman and Justin Long having sex, except they have computer ports and plugs instead of human orifices. Aren't you sad you asked now?
    • Played for laughs here (scroll down).
  • Benetton “Unhate” ads
  • Mayhem of AllState and Progressive's Flo.

    Comic Books 
  • Three NSFW words: Goofus. Slash. Gallant. Note that as far as vague canon is concerned, they might as well be Parallel Universe versions of each other. Since they're in the same universe - consider Goofus Gallant's Evil Twin.
  • Doctor Doom. Squirrel Girl. Behold!
  • Loki from the Thor comics/movie rapes and tortures Sam Winchester from Supernatural. There is an in-verse explanation for why Sam is there, but this is still completely cracktastic. The fact that it has good reviews and multiple chapters is even more disturbing. So sorry for this.
  • In DC Nation, Wordof God states the entire in-game universe came about due to a crack ship. The universe started as a varient strand of Hypertime (the old DC concept of a multi-verse) that kept attracting variences and it was easy for characters to find themselves in alternate realities. Starfire found a lover in one of these off-shoot realities and brought him home. The lucky gent? A version of Hugo Weaving who had been fated to die in a car accident, but instead ended up in the equivalent of multi-verse's train stop cafe. After he arrived, the universe threw up its proverbial hands trying to make this strand of reality fit with mainline DC, thus creating its own world. (It also makes all those comic book movies that much more amusing to the players.)
  • The Archie Sonic the Hedgehog comics had a joke scene where Omega acted like he was practically falling in love with Blaze after he saw her using her fire powers to blow stuff up (which also acted as his Crowning Moment of Funny). Ian Flynn said that this was just a joke and there wasen't any possible relationship there. Unfortunately for Flynn, the fans fell in love with it. For context, Omega (full name E-123 Omega) is one of Dr. Eggman's robots bent on revenge against the doc, and Blaze the Cat is a princess from a dimension on turmoil with no time for romance. Archie would later publish a Valentine's Day varient cover that depicted characters from the series, asking readers "Who do YOU ship?". A pre-drawn line already connects Omega to Blaze, much to her chagrin.
    • In an interview concerning the then-upcoming crossover between the Sonic comic and Archie's own Mega Man comic, Kotaku asked Flynn if there's "any animal/human kissing in the crossover". Flynn answered, "Yes. Hot Amy-on-Wily action." He, of course, admitted he was kidding.
  • In the Continuity Porn-laden Asterix and Obelix's Birthday, Justforkix (from Asterix and the Normans) and Influenza (from Asterix and Caesar's Gift) appear to be a couple. Both of them were One Shot Characters from totally unrelated stories in the comic's Subtle Continuity.
  • This cover for All-New X-Men #20 takes full advantage of Rule 34 and Rule 63 to make Wolverine/Cyclops fans happy.
  • The pairing of Tony Stark and Steve Rogers is a popular one among fans of yaoi, which often includes them as the adoptive parents of Peter Parker. Yes, we're serious.
  • Defied in W.I.T.C.H.: Taranee's parents Lionel and Theresa Cook are a lawyer (Lionel) and a judge (Theresa), but Lionel switched jobs and became a psychiatrist.
    • Rather popular among the fan is Will X Phobos. Especially cracky because Phobos has done anything in his power to earn Will's hates, to the point she nearly tortured him to death in response to his worst offense and later disintegrated his soul.
  • The Italian series Lupo Alberto, set in a World of Funny Animals, has one as the main pairing: Alberto, a (baby blue-furred) wolf, and Marta, a hen. Only made crackier by the fact Alberto does eat chicken: while he won't attack his girlfriend and her family, Marta once caught him carrying away her best friend (a rather fat chicken) with explicit and declared intent to eat her.

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    Films - Live-Action 
  • Bumblebee/Sam, which even has their own live journal community, as does Ironhide/Lennox, with Barricade/Sam and Optimus Prime/Sam also having a small following. No, it doesn't matter that the robots are several times their human partners size, and have a completely different reproduction process, fans of the ships have found ways around these pesky little details.
  • Many of the pairings on the Star Trek XI kink meme. Honorable mention include McCoy/Sarek, Amanda Grayson/Winona Kirk, Sarek/Winona Kirk, Gaila/Uhura, and Chekhov/EVERYBODY. Not to mention Au!Kirk/Spock Prime.
  • David/Sam. Actually not a bad fic.
  • Anybody/Jason Voorhees. Anybody.
  • The Holiday had a canon example at least for actors with characters played by Jack Black and Kate Winslet involved romantically.
  • A common crack pairing in the Thor fandom is Loki/Darcy Lewis. Probably helps that they're both deadpan snarkers.
    • Steve Rogers/Darcy Lewis is inexplicably popular in fic as well, despite the fact that they've never shared a scene—or been in the same movie.note 
  • The movie 'A Warrior's Heart' may seem like this for Twilight fans as it pairs up the actors who play Alice and Emmett.
  • An in-universe example in the movie Entrapment. The main characters are played by Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Why yes, they are the main couple. Why do you ask?
  • The Dark Knight Rises has Bane/CIA - as in, Bane and the nameless CIA agent at the start of the movie. This mostly arose from /tv/'s obsession with the scene in question, to the point of making videos celebrating the two's love, and that the CIA agent is played by beloved TV star Aidan Gillen.
  • Alternity is an X-Men: Days of Future Past fic that admits up front that it's a crack fic (although it eases into a horror story once things get serious), and provides the crackiest crack pairing ever: Kitty Pryde/young Magneto. The really scary part is that it actually works.
  • Peter Jackson's film series based on The Hobbit has spawned the disturbingly popular ship "Smaugbo" (Bilbo x Smaug). It helps that their actors play the two male leads on Sherlock, who are commonly shipped together.
  • Sicario has Alejandro and Kate. They've even got a tag on Archive of our Own. It's more then likely Foe Yay, which to be fair they're not entirely wrong.

    Literature 
  • The Harry Potter fandom is chock full of them. Doesn't matter how minor the characters are, or how biologically impossible various acts would be. If they exist, they will be shipped. For instance, Hagrid/Dobby and Dobby/Giant Squid.
    Luna: "He's huuuuuge!"
    • From Mock the Week, "Unlikely Lines from the Final Harry Potter Book":
    "I'm sorry, Harry, I'm having a baby, and it's yours," said Professor McGonagall.
    • German fanfiction author Ramuthra has a penchant for these, as examplified by her various oneshots, which range from Snape/Neville to Dudley/Luna, Grindlewald/Marge Dursley and Goyle/Harry.
    • 3 Slytherin Marauders has Snape/Rosemerta the barmaid, Lucius Malfoy/Petunia Dursley, Dudley Dursley/Padma Patil, and the young Tom Riddle from the diary/Nymphadora Tonks.
    • There was one fic that paired Ginny/Lavender with Buckbeak. And they got pregnant. Squick at its finest.
    • There is a thriving Ron/Ginny sub section of the fandom.
    • Tom Riddle x Sirius Black
    • Harry/Marcus Flint.
    • Violence Inherent in the System, in addition to its crossover main pairing, shipped a brought-back-to-life Moaning Myrtle with Dennis Creevey.
    • Uzumaki Harry has Harry/Moaning Myrtle and Harry/Cat Girl!Hermione
    • Ron/Millicent Bulstrode in Knowledge is Power, and arguably Lupin/Professor Sprout.4
    • A Very Potter Musical features Lily/Cedric. They found each other in the afterlife.
  • Lord of the Rings:
    • Thanks to the groundbreaking work of the stupendousPhobs, Melkor x Sauron (or, as it is otherwise known, Angbang) is now all the rage with Tolkien fanartists. And it is beautiful.
    • Treebeard/Bill the Pony. In horrific detail, at that.
    • Legolas/Treebeard. No, really.
    • Somewhere on Adultfanfiction.net a author has written two fics about a relationship between Faramir and Shagrat (an Uruk and captain of the guard of Cirith Ungol, the one who found Frodo in Shelob's lair). Actually, very well written.
    • Merry/Pippin/Treebeard and someone's horse/Treebeard.
  • Some Discworld fan has written Greebo/Rincewind slash. Fortunately with Greebo in human form. While it's only been done once, it keeps being brought up in discussions of Discworld fanfic.
    • A bet on whether it was possible to write Discworld slash resulted in a Death/Librarian pairing. And it was hilarious.
      • Similar circumstances resulted in a Luggage/Rincewind. And it was also hilarious.
    • Death/Vetinari. It's very Victorian and almost in-character. Adorable.
    • Vetinari/Susan. They've never actually met in the books, but it could work. Here's an example. Ignore the typo in the title, the fic's pretty good.
  • While the words "pairing" and "H.P. Lovecraft" might not sound like something that should ever be mentioned together, August Derleth most certainly did; he paired several Lovecraft's gods with each other and his own creations, creating a convoluted family tree. One particular example stands out: according to Derleth, Cthulhu is the spawn of Yog-Sothoth and Nub, one of Lovecraft's less-known gods. That's not particularly odd, if it weren't for the fact that Nub is a spawn of Shub Niggurath mentioned above. Which presumably makes Yog-Sothoth her father. Yes, you heard me, incestous Eldritch Abominations. You may want to grab the Brain Bleach, lest you Go Mad from the Revelation.
    • Bizarrely, this also makes Wilbur and his brother Cthulhu's uncles.
    • Clark Ashton Smith, one of Lovecraft's frequent correspondents and another of the original Cthulhu Mythos writers, also produced a "family tree of the gods" (which can be found here). Also, in Lovecraft's story The Dunwich Horror, Yog-Sothoth (an omnipresent superbeing which appears as a mass of spheres) has two children with a human woman. Squicky.
    • There is also a few fanfiction pairing Lovecraft and Cthulhu on Archive of Our Own[1]. Be warned most of the content is Not Safe for Work.
  • Warrior Cats is a crack-spawning machine. The most obvious example is JayfeatherxStick, which even has its own ship name. Other notable ones include Female!RowanclawxMale!Rowanclaw, Hollyleafxwarrior code, JayfeatherxBrightheart, and many more.
  • Twilight has a ton of these, including:
    • Bella/Tyler's Van
    • Bella/Carlisle
    • Jane/Seth
    • Bella/Alec
    • Bella/Paul
    • Paul/Seth
    • Emmett/Seth
    • Emmett/Jacob
  • Katniss/Haymitch has gained a fairly significant following in the Hunger Games fandom. Fan reaction seems to be split between finding it awesome Foe Yay or horrifying No Yay.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians has a couple: Thalia/Nico (kind of impossible given she's an eternal maiden), Rachel/Nico and Leo/Lou Ellen.
  • The Young Wizards fandom has imagined Nita/Ed. No, really.note 
  • Les Misérables has multiple crack pairings for most of the characters who are younger than 30 years old by the end of the book, not even getting into the slash pairings among Les Amis del'ABC. The most common crack ship here is Enjolras/Eponine; never mind if Enjolras' only passion is his country, and Eponine is in love with someone else.
  • Gone with the Wind: Rhett and Melanie. It helps that Rhett genuinely likes, respects, and admires her throughout the book. Alexandra Ripley, who wrote the sequel Scarlett, seems to have sensed this as well—one of her key plots is Rhett marrying someone who is clearly Melanie's Suspiciously Similar Substitute.

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  • Someone actually wrote up a crack pairing generator on The Order of the Stick forums. Apparently d6 and d20 dice can be just as twisted as we can.
    • Vaarsuvius/Belkar (abbreviated Belvaar) seems to be gaining popularity ever since the Event...
    • Oneiroi Series, anyone?
  • There's a story on FF.net that's within 'The Dreamer fandom that ships Beatrice Whaley/Alexander Hamilton. It's actually very well written. Can be viewed here.
  • The sprite comic Akuma TH features several "official" in-universe pairings that would fall under this, but the most notable has got to be the pairing of Sonic the Hedgehog and Wendy Koopa.
  • Axe Cop and Abraham Lincoln. This one is actually canon.
  • Following Dora and Marten's breakup in Questionable Content, a vigorous thread on the QC forum is shipping him with everyone from Hannelore and Marigold to Amir and Yelling Bird.
  • Scandinavia and the World takes the nationshipping of Hetalia and ups the ante with Wales/New Zealand. It would be offensive if it wasn't so cute...
    • But it doesn't really belong here since it's actually canon[2].
  • Homestuck takes this Up to Eleven, with art being drawn by the author himself depicting the pairing of Cal and Colonel Sassacre. (Better known as Sassacal.)
    • And now Jack/Jade actually has canon evidence. (Though admittedly, it's more of a master/dog than boyfriend/girlfriend relationship, entirely due to the influence of Becquerel's prototyping.
    • "Laundry". Bro/Redglare (Terezi's ancestor).
    • Then there's the canon crack pairing: the aforementioned Colonel Sassacre was married to Betty Crocker, who in Homestuck is/was apparently the Troll Empress.
    • Multiple people ended up creating either crack pairing generators or fics entirely dedicated to crack pairings, one per chapter.
    • Eridan/Roxy is somewhat popular due to their common interest in wizards.
    • John and Gamzee. In one flash (which is mostly a humorous montage of random scenes in Homestuck, some old and some new), scribble versions of John and Gamzee kiss, and right after, a scene from a few acts prior is shown, with Jane making a weird face thinking "What the fuck?".
    • As one of the bonuses for the Homestuck Kick Starter, people who bought a certain reward tier were given two random embroidered patches associated with two random characters. According to the author of the comic, the pairing associated with the two random patches you receive "is your officially designated OTP". Naturally, this could result in the donor being locked into some pretty weird matchups like Jane/Eridan or Equius/Calliope, officially, forever.
    • Roxy/Dirk's Auto-Responder is actively referred to, by Dirk's Auto-Responder, as this.
      TT: Maybe we are perfect for each other. I, a street-smart, fast-talking application with a fuckzillion IQ trapped in a pair of triangular sunglasses that literally only the Japanese could consider to embody the Platonic ideal of "cool," and she, an oft-inebriated lonely hacker teen who just wants a boyfriend. I ran the numbers on this, trust me. It's a match made in goddamn crackpair heaven.
    • Then there's this, which ships John/Meenah. There's a Running Gag in-comic in which every time John meets Meenah she impales him on her trident.
    • Many pairings that would have seemed like a Crack Pairing initially actually became canon (or at least had enough evidence that the story could clearly have been going that way at one point.) Examples include PM / Jack, Jack / Karkat, and Tezeri / Gamzee. Even Vriska / John—which was teased relentlessly and was sort-of canon for a while—would have seemed like a Crack Pairing when Vriska was first introduced, given that she was a mass-murdering backstabbing psychopath in another universe. Snowman / Spades Slick was canon, and her first introduction was her stabbing him in the eye. Although, a great majority of the ships listed here are actually based on hate (due to the romance system explained below); so violence is actually considered Ship Tease by the fandom.
    • Made even crazier by the fact that trolls have four different kinds of romance (explained here). This means you can pair one character off with multiple others and not have it be an instance of Your Cheating Heart.
    • In addition, their dancestors (alternate-universe versions of their ancestors) have recently been encountered. Eridan / Cronus, anyone? It's canon-supported!
  • In Problem Sleuth Weasel King + Madame Murel.
  • SMBC had a comic in which the Pope ships himself with Jesus.
  • Ménage à 3 has a cast mostly consisting of good-looking people, many of them bisexual, and Everybody Has Lots of Sex. However, it also has Eulice the hideous landlady (although she does suffer from Chuck Cunningham Syndrome), so "Eulice and <somebody else>" has become fans' standard joke response to any suggestions about possible pairings.
  • In the interactive webcomic Awful Hospital, this update resulted in a sudden flood of requests for the (human) protaganist to seduce an anthropomorphic, rotting hamburger creature.

    Web Original 
  • Homestar Runner apparently has a huge, active shipping community for a cartoon with a running gag about having "Only One Girl".
    • Alluded to canonically here, with the pair being Marzipan x The Cheat.
    • In the S Bemail "montage", Strong Bad has a romance with a wagon full of pancakes.
  • I'm a Marvel... and I'm a DC - plenty, but mainly Green Goblin/Harley Quinn.
    "I'm just a goblin, standing in front of a clown, asking her to love him. What's so complicated about that?"
  • Disney World Of War has many crack ships, mainly because it is a massive crossover of the Disney Classics and Pixar. Some crack ships that are canon are Pangel (Patch from 101 Dalmatians and Angel from Lady and the Tramp 2), Scatani (Scamp from Lady and the Tramp 2 and Vitani from Lion King 2) and Berlielle (Berlioz from the Aristocats and Danielle from Lady and the Tramp 2).
    • The biggest crack ship, bordering on outright Squick, is Sarafina (Lion King)/ Reuben (Lilo and Stitch)! There has been many debates on whether this is the work of a Troll or if Sarafina's player is just bonkers.
  • At 10:27; I MARRIED A WOLLYWOG!
    • From The Runaway Guys' Mario Party 2 Let's Play, after Chuggaaconroy makes a pun involving jinxing things and the Pokémon Jynx, a remark from NintendoCapriSun caused ProtonJon to request fanart shipping Chugaa X Jynx. Chuggaa does something similar later though, after noticing the AI controlled Wario being paired up with Jon in minigames a lot, he requests Jon X Wario fanart.
  • Despite the fact that she's a Psycho Lesbian and has made that fact very clear, ever since the crossover review of Heavy Metal, fandom is shipping Diamanda Hagan with either The Nostalgia Critic or Ask That Guy with the Glasses.
  • Ladies and gentlemen, we (a word which here means "Cracked") regrettably present: Professor Snape and The Teletubbies. And four other pairings that seem perfectly normal by comparison.
  • This cartoon has Lauren Faust marry a Stalker!!! It doesn't help it doesn't even acknowledge the existence of her ACTUAL husband.
  • Mervin, of Das Sporking, ships Snape and Sands purely under Rule of Funny, even writing a multi-fic epic on their adventures Sue-hunting with Mervin and Mrs. Hyde. She also ships Leah Clearwater and Castiel, though this is implied to take place out of the sporking 'verse. There's also a brief moment in one of the Twilight sporkings where Sands gropes Dean Winchester's ass and likes it quite a lot (Dean is squicked). Meanwhile, for the Fifty Shades of Grey series, Gehayi and Ket have fun pretending Grey and Taylor engage in "Catsuit Tuesdays".
  • The Pooh's Adventures series had given us several crack pairings, the most noticeable ship being Thomas the Tank Engine and Twilight Sparkle.
  • There's a Worm fanfiction that ships both Mime!Taylor/Panacea and Grue/Puritynote 
  • In The Annotated Series, the riffers often pair up characters that they feel are suffering from Relationship Writing Fumble. The results range from kind of sensible to laughably insane:
    • Their most infamous and popular ship is easily King Hippo/Eggplant Wizard, based on the two being Those Two Bad Guys in Captain N: The Game Master. Worse yet, there's actually a stunning amount of evidence for it in canon.
    • When they riffed Darkstalkers, they shipped Henry (a 10-year old boy), Felicia (an adult catperson), and Morrigan (a succubus and one of the main villains) together as a parodic One True Threesome. This makes their other Darkstalkers ship (Pyron/the AI in Pyron's spaceship) look downright sane by comparison.
    • Their riff of Archie's Weird Mysteries has them shipping Betty and Veronica as a pair of closeted lesbians. This one's notable in that they shipped it largely out of spite; the riffers despised the infamous Betty/Veronica/Archie Love Triangle so much that they refused to accept Archie getting either of them.
  • Fans of Don't Hug Me I'm Scared seem to be fond of "Padlock", the ship between the notepad from the first song in the series and the clock from the second song in the series. Neither of the two seem to have met or interacted in canon; however, they were in the background together in the third song in one scene.

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    Real Life 
  • This New Yorker cover ships Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, at that point bitter rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. (The cover's joke is about a Clinton ad which implied that Obama would not be ready for a "3AM phone call", so the shipping may just be an incidental consequence of the joke requiring them to share a bed next to the same phone.)
  • Real Life subject: This hamster and snake, at the Tokyo zoo, given Owen/Mzee a run for their money.
    • Just go on Youtube and look up "[insert animal name] [insert different animal name] sex" and see what pops up. It's mostly dog/cat sex, but rewards await the creative and depraved.
  • During the mid-1980s in Vermont, a wandering male moose met and fell in love with a female cow.
    • At least one editorial cartoonist used this image to represent the Reagan Administration cosying up with Iran in the Iran-Contra scandal.
  • Neil Gaiman apparently ships George W. Bush/Saddam Hussein.
    • A fanfic of this pairing (not written by Gaiman) once existed on Livejournal a while back.
    • The Pet Shop Boys song "I'm With Stupid" is a satire of the relationship between George Bush and Tony Blair, done as a gay love song.
    • Harry Turtledove's short story "Bedfellows" featured the same sex marriage of "W' (Bush) and "O" (Osama bin Laden) since each completed the other.
  • There is a rather large Livejournal community devoted to slashing Mike Carden (guitarist for the band The Academy Is...) and Kevin Jonas (of the Jonas Brothers), despite them being lesser known members of their bands, apparently having nothing in common, and most likely never having met. Oh, and Kevin's married. The pairing is popular enough that in Google's autofill, "Mike Carden Kevin Jonas" is currently the ninth suggestion you get for Mike's name (and I've seen it as high as #4).
    • It's fifth on Bing right now.
  • Hockey player and tweeter Paul "Biz Nasty" Bissonnette ships himself with Pippa, Kate Middleton's younger sister. His comments regarding Ms. Middleton have led to the creation of a Twitter account dedicated to getting them together
  • Chris Colfer/Diet Coke is a canon example. The US Diet Coke twitter tweeted about him following them back. He compares their relationship to Thelma & Louise.
  • It is thought that in 1766 a male wolf mated with a Pomeranian resulting in nine pups. There's no telling what those puppies ended up looking like.
    • Keep in mind that Pomeranians at that time period weren't the average 5 lb toy dogs we know of today. Before they were bred down to their current size in the late 1800s, Poms were more like 30 lb dogs, just a little bit smaller than their closest relative, the Keeshond. So a Pomeranian at that time breeding with a wolf would be similar to modern wolf/dog breeding pairs.
  • An American Idol fanfic once shipped season 10 Lauren Alaina with New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow.
  • B.o.B.'s career contains a few musical crack pairings with feature artists you would not expect on a rapper's song. These include Hayley Williams, Rivers Cuomo, and Taylor Swift.
  • Masi Oka and a golden pagoda roof, after he bid it a fond farewell on Twitter.
  • MTV Brazil listed among the funniest moments of its history two odd pairings:Beavis And Butthead singing with Cher, and a talk show hosted by a punk musician receiving both Bozo and a Man Child comedian.
  • Petra, a black swan from Germany fell in love with a pedalo (well, it did look like a swan). Their relationship lasted for two years. She has her own fan club and her story was made into a few books, a song and a documentary.

Alternative Title(s): Crack Ship

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