Two shows on opposite sides of the Atlantic can be compared with each other.

Typically, the older show is remade on the other side of UsefulNotes/ThePond. Most often, a UK show is remade in the US. In the case of foreign reality or game shows, this is because they are not usually aired by US commercial networks, and this allows American audiences to directly participate by becoming eligible contestants.

Shows that spread to even more countries become MultiNationalShows.

Compare ForeignRemake.


[[folder: Film & TV]]
* ''Series/KennyVsSpenny'' (Canada)/''Ed vs. Spencer'' (UK)/''Elton vs. Simon'' (Germany)/''Frank Vs. Girard'' (Quebec): Two friends compete in bizarre competitions; the loser suffers a humiliation.
* ''Series/ManAboutTheHouse'' (UK)/ ''Series/ThreesCompany'' (US) / Sam Sam (Holland): Buffoon fakes homosexuality to room with two women.
** ''Robin's Nest'' (UK)/ ''Three's A Crowd'' (US): The buffoon and his girlfriend run a bistro.
** ''Series/GeorgeAndMildred'' (UK)/ ''Series/TheRopers'' (US): The buffoon's former landlord and landlady try to get ahead in society.
* ''Series/OneFootInTheGrave'' (UK)/ ''Series/{{Cosby}}'' (US): Curmudgeonly older man deals with retirement.
* ''Changing Rooms'' (UK) / ''Series/TradingSpaces'' (US)/ ''Tapetenwechsel'' (Germany): Neighbors remodel each others' homes.
* ''Series/TheOfficeUK / ''Series/TheOfficeUS / ''Series/{{Stromberg}}'' (Germany)/ ''Le Bureau'' (France) / ''La Job'' (Quebec) / ''La Ofis'' (Chile) / ''Kontoret'' (Sweden)[[note]]The Swedish version even managed to turn it into a spinoff of an established domestic series, making this version a rather odd twofer[[/note]]: {{Mockumentary}} style WorkCom.
** And apparently, Russian and Israeli versions are on the way. Creator/RickyGervais will never have to work again.
* ''{{Series/Cracker}}'' (UK) / ''{{Series/Cracker}}'' (US): DefectiveDetective / Profiler crime drama (The US version is known as ''Fitz'' in the UK)
* ''Series/FawltyTowers'' (UK) / ''Amanda's'' (US) / ''Payne'' (US): Quirky staff runs hotel.
* ''Max Headroom: Twenty Minutes Into The Future'' (UK)/ ''Series/MaxHeadroom'' (US): Reporter uncovers scandal aided by his computer counterpart.
* ''Series/ScrapheapChallenge'' (UK) / ''Junkyard Wars'' (US): Engineers compete to build machines out of found objects.
** To confuse things further, the US distributor of Scrapheap Challenge retitled it ''Junkyard Wars''.
* ''Series/TillDeathUsDoPart'' (UK) / ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' (US) / ''Series/EinHerzUndEineSeele'' (Germany) / ''Kingswood Country'' (Australia): Bigoted misogynist lives with socialist son-in-law and long-suffering wife.
** Three of ''All in the Family'''s spinoffs have, in turn, had translations of their own:
*** ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' (US) / ''In Sickness and in Health'' (UK): A direct continuation of the original show featuring the final years of the aging couple.
*** ''Series/GoodTimes'' (US) / ''The Fosters'' (UK): The tale of a poor but loving black family.
*** ''Series/{{Maude}}'' (US) / ''Nobody's Perfect'' (UK) / ''Maguy'' (France): An outspoken liberal wife
* ''Series/SteptoeAndSon'' (UK)/''Series/SanfordAndSon'' (US): The adventures of father and son junkyard merchants.
* ''Aktenzeichen XY... Ungelöst'' ("File XY... Unsolved", Germany)/ ''Crimewatch UK'' (UK)/ ''Series/AmericasMostWanted'' (US): Enlisting millions of viewers to help find fugitives the police can't.
* ''Series/FamilyFeud'' (US) / ''Series/FamilyFortunes'' (UK) / ''Familienduell'' (Germany) / ''Une famille en or'' (France) / ''La Guerre des Clans'' (Quebec) / Vijf tegen Vijf: GameShow where two families try to guess the most popular answers to survey questions. Though the Dutch version eventually dropped the family aspect allowing collegues and other groups to participate.
** The Russian version, ''Hundred to One'', omitted the family aspect entirely.
* ''Series/BritainsGotTalent''/''Series/AmericasGotTalent''/''DasSupertalent'' (Germany): Talent competition involving three judges who can buzz people off.
* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' (US) / ''Brighton Belles'' (UK): Four older women share a house.
* ''Series/MadAboutYou'' (US) / ''Loved By You'' (UK): Newlywed couple in the big city.
* ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' (US) / ''Celebrity Squares'' (UK): Quiz show with celebrities in a giant tic-tac-toe/noughts-and-crosses board.
* ''Series/KeepItInTheFamily'' (UK) / ''Series/TooCloseForComfort'' (US)
* ''Series/MindYourLanguage'' (UK) / ''Series/WhatACountry'' (US)
* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'': improvisational comedy (same format and similar games on both sides of UsefulNotes/ThePond)
** Later series of the UK version were filmed in the US- if anything, it was probably just a change of host rather than a remake
* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' (UK) / ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2008}}'' (US) / [[PresentDay Present-day]] police detective is transported to [[TheSeventies 1973]].
** Spain had its own version, too, in which a cop is transported back to post-Franco Spain. It was called ''The Girl from Yesterday'' after a 1980 song by local group Nacha Pop.
** There is also a Russian version, but with an interesting twist: the modern-day cop is rough-and-ready, used to dealing with modern post-communism gangsters, whereas his 1970's counterparts are very much by-the-book, and are horrified by his "cowboy" tactics. Also the name was changed from ''Life On Mars'', because David Bowie was largely unknown in Soviet Russia. Instead the series is called ''Dark Side of the Moon'', because Music/PinkFloyd did have an underground following there at that time. Another unique element of the Russian version is that the main character is not simply dropped back in the 1970s. Instead, he takes his own father's place and identity.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (US) / ''Saturday Live'' and ''Friday Night Live'' (UK) / ''RTL Samstag Nacht'' (Germany) / ''{{Series/SCTV}}'' (Canada): Subversive sketch show with young comedians.
** Also ''{{Series/SCTV}}'' and ''Series/RutlandWeekendTelevision'' (UK): Sketch show centered around a fictional small-time TV network.
* ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' (US) / ''The Upper Hand'' (UK) / ''Ein Job fürs Leben'' (Germany): Male sportsman becomes housekeeper to successful businesswoman.
* ''Series/EleventhHour'' (UK) / ''Series/EleventhHour'' (US): A scientist and a government agent solve cases of scientific advancements in the wrong hands.
* ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' (UK) / ''Coupling'' (US): Six friends are involved in ever-shifting (apart from the two leads) sexual relationships.
** There was also a Greek ''Coupling''. According to Creator/StevenMoffat "It lasted longer than the American version, so shut up."
* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' (US) / ''Voroniny[=/=]Everybody Loves Kostya'' (Russia) : Creator Phil Rosenthal has a [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhp6ei_exporting-raymond-official-trailer-in-theaters-april-29th_shortfilms comedic documentary]] (''ExportingRaymond'') about the process.
* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' (US) / ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' (UK) / ''Im Namen des Gesetzes'' (Germany): Cops and lawyers.
** ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' / ''Закон и порядок: отдел оперативных расследований'' (Russia): Similar format dealing with sex crimes.
** ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' (US) / ''Paris Enquêtes Criminelles'' (France) / ''Закон и порядок: Преступный Умысел'' (Russia): Similar format dealing with high profile cases, and also showing the persepective of the criminals.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'' (US)/ ''Series/{{Rainbow}}'' (UK): {{Muppet}}s teaching young children early learning skills.
* ''Series/AreYouSmarterThanAFifthGrader?'' (US)/ ''Are You Smarter Than A Ten Year Old?'' (UK)/ ''Sei Più Bravo Di Un Ragazzino Di Quinta?'' (ITA) / ''Das weiß doch jedes Kind!'' (GER) / ''Jsi chytřejší než páťák?'' (CZE): Contestants answer questions against a panel of kids.
* ''Series/IveGotASecret'' (US) /''Series/IveGotASecret'' (UK)/ ''PleaseGuessMySecret'' (Japan): Unlike the UK versions of American Game Shows running at the time in the 50s/60s, the Japanese just created their own version with no assist from (or royalties to) Goodson Todman Productions.
* ''Series/BeingHumanUK'' / ''Series/BeingHumanUS'': A ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire try to live together as normal people.
* ''Het Huis Anubis'' (Netherlands) / ''Das Haus Anubis'' (Germany) / ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'' (US): A children's show about a group of friends trying to figure out a mystery their boarding school holds.
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'' (U.K.) / ''Series/{{Skins}}'' (U.S.): DarkerAndEdgier teen drama.
* ''Series/MenBehavingBadly'' (U.K.) / ''Men Behaving Badly'' (U.S.) / ''It's A Man's World'' (U.S.): A sitcom about 'typical lads'.
* ''Series/EdgeOfDarkness'' (U.K.) / ''Film/{{Edge of Darkness|2010}}'' (U.S.): A conspiracy thriller about nuclear cover-ups. Incidentally, made by the same director, Creator/MartinCampbell.
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_Your_Life This is Your Life]]'' (U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand): The host surprises its celebrity guest with a "book" taking them through their life and a host of people who have played important roles in the celebrity's life. Even though it originated as a concept in the U.S., it lasted for a much longer period of time in the U.K.
* ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' (UK) / ''Series/{{Veep}}'' (US): The raw, seedy, spin-dominated, and ClusterFBomb-dominated side of politics, as seen from a GovernmentAgencyOfFiction (UK) or the Vice President's office (US).
* ''Series/TopGear'' (UK) / ''Series/TheGrandTour'' (US) / ''[[Series/TopGearUS Top Gear]]'' (US) / ''Top Gear'' (AUS)/ "Top Gear" (KOR): Three hosts chat about cars and driving them. HilarityEnsues.
* Expedition: Robinson (SWE) / ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' (US)
* ''Series/{{Episodes}}'' is a series centered around the very concept.
* Transcontinental variant: ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' (US)/ ''Series/MrDressup'' (Canada): Justified in that both stars worked together in a Canadian precursor of the former show before Rogers returned to the US and his understudy Ernie "Mr. Dressup" Coombs decided to stay and create his own show.
** The U.S. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood even originated in Canada, debuting in 1963 on the CBC (including the trolley). So it's a show that started in Canada by an American, continued in the U.S., and also led to another similar show in Canada (hosted by an American-Canadian).
* ''Series/JerseyShore'' (US) / ''Series/GeordieShore'' (UK) / ''The GC'' (NZ/AU)
** ''Series/TheOnlyWayIsEssex'' is a similar UK show in the style of ''Series/JerseyShore''.
** ''Tallafornia'' is the low budget Irish version.
* ''Seriez/PrimeSuspect'' (UK) / ''[[Series/PrimeSuspectUS Prime Suspect]]'' (US): PoliceProcedural about a no-nonsense female detective dealing with misogynistic colleagues.
** ''Series/TheCloser'' (US) is sometimes considered an unofficial remake of ''Prime Suspect''.
* ''Series/DocMartin'' has its own equivalents in France, Germany, and other countries; these are virtually shot-for-shot remakes, but with added local flavor. ''HartOfDixie'' is a somewhat-similar US equivalent.
* ''MatchGame'' (US/Canada) / ''Series/BlanketyBlank'' (UK) / ''Blankety Blanks'' (Australia) / ''Atomes Crochus'' (Québec): two contestants match wits with 6 celebrities, filling in the blanks of often-risqué statements.
* ''Film/{{Nikita}}'' (France) / ''Point of No Return'' (US)
* ''College Bowl'' (US) / ''Series/UniversityChallenge'' (UK): quiz show between teams of college students. The US version was based on the national championships of the College Bowl Quiz Bowl league, and the UK equivalent has since become a British institution.
* ''Series/CardSharks'' (US) / ''Play Your Cards Right'' (UK): Players answer survey questions and then predict if the next in a line of cards is higher or lower than the previous card.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' (UK) / ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' (US): modern-day adaptations of Literature/SherlockHolmes. (Although the makers of ''Elementary'' are at pains that it ''isn't'' "''Sherlock'' in America''.)
** The reasoning for that is because, originally, that ''was'' the intent, but the creators of ''Sherlock'' refused. Instead, a more original American show was created. In fact, the creators of ''Sherlock'' maintain that ''Elementary'' isn't Sherlock Holmes at all.
* ''Series/TheChase'' (UK) and ''Series/TheChase'' (US): A team of random strangers answers questions for money and have to get it away from the chaser. In both cases, the shows also star the same person; Mark Labbet. The only difference is that in the UK he's one of five chasers, and in the US he's only the one.
* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUK'' / ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'': An unscrupulous politician manipulates everyone in a bid for power.
** You may think that. He couldn't possibly comment.
* ''Series/TheWire'' (US) / ''Series/LoveHate'' (Ireland): Crime drama focusing on both sides of the law. Bonus points for Aidan Gillen playing a major role in both shows.
* ''Series/That70sShow'' (US)/ ''Days Like These'' (UK)
* ''Midnight Special'' or ''Don Kirshner's Rock Concert'' (US) / ''Old Grey Whistle Test'' (UK): 1970s live rock music shows.
* ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' (UK)/ ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' (US): Teams of con artists running stings on deserving targets.
* ''[[Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace Garth Marenghi's Darkplace]]'' (UK)/''Series/TheSpoilsOfBabylon'' (US): Spoof of 1980s TV, where a pompous, conceited hack writer introduces episodes of an inept, low-budget adaptation of his work. Demonstrates and parodies the difference between British and American TV quite well: ''Darkplace'' is a ''[[NoBudget ridiculously]]'' cheap-looking horror schlock trying (and failing) to be a smart commentary on society, while ''Babylon'' is an overwrought, self-important, eye-searingly over-saturated family melodrama trying (and failing) to be the Great American Novel.
* ''Series/TheBorgias'' (Canada+Ireland)/ ''BorgiaFaithAndFear'' (France+Germany): Historical dramas based on the Borgia family.
* ''Series/TheTudors'' (Canada+Ireland)/ ''Series/MagnificentCentury'' (Turkey)/ ''Series/{{Isabel}}'' (Spain): Historical dramas set in the show's {{Renaissance}} court of choice.
* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' (US)/ ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' (UK): 1920s gangster dramas.
* ''Series/{{Sirens|UK}}''/ ''Series/{{Sirens|US}}'' (US): comedy/drama focusing on the lives of three ambulance-men and a policewoman.
* ''Series/KathAndKim'' (Australia) / ''Kath and Kim'' (U.S.)
* ''Series/{{Porridge}}'' (UK) / ''On the Rocks'' (US): Career criminal helps a new inmate cope with life in prison.
* ''Series/BronBroen'' ''(The Bridge)'' (DK/SE) / ''Series/TheBridgeUS'' (US/MX) / ''Series/TheTunnel'' (UK/FR): Crime drama revolving around two detectives, each from a different country, who work together to solve crimes after a body is dumped on the titular bridge/tunnel, smack dab in the middle of the international border.
* ''Los Misterios de Laura'' (Spain) / ''The Mysteries of Laura'' (US): A comedy/drama about a police detective who is also a single mother.
* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' (UK/Australia): WorkCom {{Parody}} of the rigid British class system. The latter recycled the scripts of the original for the LandDownUnder, save for one episode. Both even shared one character: Mr Humphries. Further, the owners of Grace Brothers (UK) and Bone Brothers (Australia) are cousins.
* ''Series/DanceMoms'' (US) / ''Dance Mums With Jennifer Ellison'' (UK): Reality series about the mothers of competitive young dancers.
* ''Series/{{Broadchurch}}'' (UK) / ''Series/{{Gracepoint}}'' (US): DetectiveDrama miniseries in a small town starring Creator/DavidTennant.
* ''Series/AmericanBandstand'' (US) or ''Series/SoulTrain'' (US) / ''Series/TopOfThePops'' (UK): Long-running music shows featuring popular artists performing in a studio with teenage audience members/dancers.
* UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave [[CaptainObvious (France)]] / UsefulNotes/NewHollywood (US): Avant-garde filmmaking movements that established the director as "auteur."
* ''Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea''[[note]]I am Betty, the Ugly One[[/note]] (Colombia) / ''My Sweet, Fat Valentina'' (Venezuela) / ''La Fea Más Bella''[[note]]The Prettiest Ugly One[[/note]] (Mexico) / ''Yo Soy Bea''[[note]]I am Bea[[/note]] (Spain) / ''Series/UglyBetty'' (USA): HollywoodUgly girl learns to have confidence in herself and woos her new job's boss.
* ''Series/VicReevesBigNightOut'' (UK) / ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'' (US): Surreal sketch comedy shows.
* ''Series/RobotWars'' (UK) / ''Series/BattleBots'' (US): Series where teams of roboticists pit their homemade creations against each other in a combat tournament. Both share a common ancestry in the robot competitions in the United States in the early to mid 1990's, and both have undergone revivals in 2016 and 2015, respectively.
* ''Film/KingKong'' (US) / ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' (Japan): [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Giant monsters]] terrorise major cities.
* ''Series/SpittingImage'' (UK) / ''D.C. Follies'' (US)/''Series/LesGuignolsDeLInfo'' (France): Political satire, with puppets. ''Spitting Image'' is a beloved CultClassic. ''Follies'' is a trivia question. ''Les Guignols'' was one of the most beloved LongRunners until 2016 when it got ScrewedByTheNetwork.
* ''Series/AmericanPickers'' (US) / ''Salvage Hunters'' (UK): A pair of nice guy retro/antique dealers travel around, buying stuff they can take back to their showroom to sell on. The main difference is that the US duo are basically equals, while the UK show has a leader-and-sidekick pairing.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' (UK) / ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (US) :Iconic, long-running science-fiction franchises that started in TheSixties before suffering a slump in TheNineties and being revived in the 21st century.
* ''Series/FernwoodTonight'' (US) / ''KnowingMeKnowingYouWithAlanPartridge'' (UK): Parody about a fictional talk show with a SmallNameBigEgo host and HighHopesZeroTalent guests.
* ''Anime/ShimaShimaToraNoShimajiro'' (Japan)/ ''WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeighborhood'' (US): Preschool shows with a red-sweater wearing tiger as the main character that teach life lessons to the audience.


* Creator/TheBBC (UK) / Creator/{{PBS}} and Creator/{{NPR}} (US) / Creator/{{CBC}} (Canada): Public broadcasters.
** ''Radio/TheNewsQuiz'' (UK) / ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' (US): A quiz about the news.
* Creator/{{YTV}} (Canada) / Fox Family (US) / Go! (Australia): Family oriented channels with hosted morning and afternoon programming blocks for kids. Only the middle one didn't last, being reborn as ABC Family and later Creator/{{Freeform}}.

* Music/TheBeatles (UK) / Music/TheMonkees or Music/TheBeachBoys (US): Legendary '60s quartets who were initially teen pop-rock idols before evolving into more artistic acts. The Beatles and The Beach Boys also explicitly considered themselves to be this to each other. The competition between the two spurred them on to create what many people consider to be their masterpieces, ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' and ''Music/PetSounds'', respectively. This makes these groundbreaking psychedelic albums the trans Atlantic equivalents to each other as well.
* ''Music/{{Kraftwerk}} (Germany), ''Vangelis'' (Greece)'' ''Music/YellowMagicOrchestra'' (Japan) and ''Music/JeanMichelJarre'' (France) are {{synthpop}} pioneers with classical training, who paved the way for synthpop, and all kinds of dance music. Britain has also played an important part in the genre, but with many bands, not just one, and most came from the very un-classical PunkRock movement.
* Music/LilyAllen (UK) / Music/KatyPerry (US): Black-haired pop-rock singers who evolved into pure-pop and became known for their now-colorful hair.
* Music/SexPistols (UK) / Music/TheRamones (US): seminal PunkRock bands
* Music/DeepPurple (UK) / Vanilla Fudge (US) or Music/{{Boston}} (US): Hard rock/proto-heavy metal bands
* Music/DefLeppard (UK) / Music/BonJovi (US): Massively successful Hair Metal bands.
* Music/EltonJohn (UK) / Music/BillyJoel (US): 'Piano Men'
* Music/BlueOysterCult (US)/ Music/BlackSabbath ''or at other times'' Music/{{Hawkwind}} (UK): Pioneering heavy metal bands
* Music/TheSmiths (UK) / Music/{{REM}} (US): Pioneering [[TheEighties 1980s]] Alternative bands known for their downbeat tone, featuring aloof, sexually ambiguous lead singers and snarky, shades-wearing guitarists who provided a distinctive Jangle Pop sound. Also with The Smiths and Music/TenThousandManiacs, due to both lead singers who were outspoken animal rights activists.
* Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock (US) / Music/TakeThatBand (UK): Pioneering [[BoyBand boy bands]]
* Music/BackstreetBoys (US) / Music/{{Westlife}}: Mega-boy bands of the late '90s without a real breakout star.
* Music/{{NSYNC}} (US) / Boyzone (UK): Mega-boy bands of the late '90s with a breakout star (Music/JustinTimberlake and Ronan Keating, respectively)
* Music/SydBarrett (UK) / Alexander "Skip" Spence (Canada): Eccentric, [[ReclusiveArtist reclusive]] singer-songwriters. Both found their success with a band, [[Music/PinkFloyd one legendary]] and the other not so much.
* Music/{{Foreigner}}: Named because half its founding members are American, and the other half are English.
* Music/TheClash (UK) / Music/{{Blondie}} (US) - Bands that started in the punk movement, then became known for their wide variety of genres, playing a key role in introducing reggae and rap to pop audiences, and crossovers into pop. Both broke up in TheEighties after releasing their sixth album, though Blondie later reformed in the late 90s.
* Music/TheRunaways (US) / Music/{{Girlschool}} (UK): pioneering all-female hard rock bands
* Music/KateBush (UK) / Music/{{Bjork}} (Iceland) / Music/ToriAmos (US): eccentric female singer-songwriters with devoted cult followings.
* Music/PinkFloyd (UK) / Music/TheGratefulDead (US): PsychedelicRock bands who had limited singles chart success but became known for their influential live performances. They also started around the same time.
* The Music/FlamingLips (US) / Music/{{Radiohead}} or Music/{{Muse}} (UK): Indie-rock bands.
* Music/JanisJoplin (US) / Music/JoniMitchell (Canada) / Sandy Denny (UK): Female singer-songwriters.
* Music/NewYorkDolls (US) / Music/DavidBowie, Music/RoxyMusic, or [[Music/MarcBolan T. Rex]] (UK): Glam-rock musicians who had a huge influence on the PunkRock movement.
* Music/TheByrds (US) / Music/FairportConvention or [=Pentangle=] (UK): Seminal FolkRock bands.
* Music/BigStar (US) / Music/{{Badfinger}} (UK): Ill-fated PowerPop pioneers who later became famous for having their songs used in TV shows. (''Series/That70sShow'' for Big Star, ''Series/BreakingBad'' for Badfinger.)
* Music/CliffRichard (UK) / Music/BarryManilow (USA) / [[Music/JohnnyHalliday Johnny Hallyday]] (France): Adult Contemporary singers.
** Although when he started his career in TheFifties, Cliff Richard was seen as Britain's Music/ElvisPresley. They were both rock and roll icons.
** So was Johnny Hallyday at the same time in France.
* Foghat (UK) / Music/ZZTop (US): Boogie rock bands.
* Humble Pie (UK) / Grand Funk Railroad (US): Blues-rock; an argument between the two groups led to Grand Funk's Don Brewer penning their most popular song "We're an American Band."
* {{Music/Styx}} (US) / {{Music/Supertramp}} (UK): ProgressiveRock bands that shifted toward a more conventional pop/rock style. They were also signed to the same label.
* [=OneRepublic=] (US) / The Script (Ireland): Adult pop bands who were most popular in the 2010s.
* Music/JustinBieber (Canada) / Music/OneDirection (UK/Ireland) / Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer (Australia): Globally popular teen idols of the 2010s social media generation who became superstars upon conquering the United States.
* Series/BigTimeRush (US) / Music/OneDirection (UK/Ireland): Early-2010s boy bands who made their name on a TV show. That being said, the latter were ''far'' more popular than the former.
* Music/ShawnMendes (Canada) / Music/EdSheeran (UK): Folky-pop songwriters of the mid-2010s who are popular with teen audiences.
* Music/LittleMix (UK) / Music/FifthHarmony (US): Girl groups founded on ''Series/TheXFactor'' who became very popular in their home country and also found lesser success across the pond.
* Music/OneDirection (UK/Ireland) / Music/FifthHarmony (US): Five-piece single-gender groups put together on ''Series/TheXFactor'' who ultimately finished in third place but were the most successful acts to ever come out of their respective country's franchise (or in the case of the former, ''any'' country's franchise).
* The Housemartins (UK) / Music/BarenakedLadies (Canada): Melodic acoustic pop laced with (often scathing) humo(u)r, and an [[BlackSheepHit atypical song]] as their biggest hit (the a capella "Caravan of Love" for The Housemartins, the rap-heavy "One Week" for BNL). BNL seemed to recognize an affinity early on, quoting the Housemartins' "Happy Hour" in their own "Hello City."
* Music/LynyrdSkynyrd (US) / Music/ThinLizzy (Ireland): Rock bands known for their twin guitars and lyrics about town life rather than sex, with charismatic lead singers who died young.
* Music/SnowPatrol (Ireland) / Music/TheFray (US): Soft rock bands heavily influenced by Music/{{U2}}'s stadium rock sound. Their most famous songs ("Chasing Cars" and "How to Save a Life" respectively) got massive boosts in popularity after being featured in Series/GreysAnatomy and peaked around the same late-2006 time frame. Each band is [[AmericansHateTingle widely successful in their home country]] but only known for their aforementioned most famous song across UsefulNotes/ThePond.
* Music/FleetwoodMac (started in the UK, but moved to the US) / {{Music/Abba}} (Sweden): Melodic female-fronted '70s pop bands with two couples that broke up [[WorkingWithTheEx but still kept working together]].
* Music/SandieShaw (UK) / Music/LesleyGore (US) 60s GirlNextDoor singers
* Music/{{ParadiseLost}} (UK) / Music/TypeONegative (US): Male fronted gothic metal bands who started out in heavier forms of music, in particular both having thrash and doom metal influences. Both of them also displayed poppier influences at times, though still maintained a dark aesthetic.
* Music/{{FuneralForAFriend}} (UK) / Music/{{BoySetsFire}} (US): Post-Hardcore/Screamo bands who've been friends for over a decade. The band members have said that they consider each other to be this trope.
* Music/{{IcedEarth}} (US) / Music/{{BlindGuardian}} (Germany) both specialise in dark, dramatic speed/power metal. They have been friends ever since they first toured Germany together in 1990. For a time they were both signed to the Germany-based label, Century Media. In the early 2000s, Iced Earth's frontman Jon Schaffer and Blind Guardian's singer Hansi Kursch formed a side project called Demons And Wizards, which solidified the friendship between the two groups. As you can tell from his name, Schaffer has German heritage and so is naturally drawn to the country anyway. As FriendlyFandoms go, their fandoms are quite high up there.
* Music/JoyDivision (UK) / Music/{{Nirvana}} (US): Pioneering AlternativeRock bands with depressed lead singers who committed suicide and whose surviving members went on to success in [[Music/NewOrder other]] [[Music/FooFighters bands]].
* Music/{{Madness}} (UK) / Music/{{Smash Mouth}} (US): Successful ska pop bands.
* Trans-Pacific example: Music/{{JDilla}} (US) / Music/{{Nujabes}} (Japan). Not only where they both highly respected hip-hop producers and pioneers of instrumental hip-hop, they were also born in the same day (February 7th, 1974), they had their beginning in the 90s, and they both died tragically young (both in their thirties), in the same month as their birthday (JDilla from a long illness in February 10th, 2006, and Nujabes in a car accident in February 26th, 2010)
* [[Music/FrankZappa The Mothers of Invention]] (US) / Music/TheBonzoDogBand (UK): Bands who mixed rock, comedy, satire and performance art, with the Establishment as their main target.
* Music/AllTimeLow (US) / Music/McFly (UK): [=Pop Rock=]/PopPunk bands who started out of high school in the 2000s.
* Music/TheVentures (US) / Music/TheShadows (UK): Early 60's guitar-based instrumental groups.
* NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal (UK) / HairMetal or ThrashMetal (US) / VisualKei (Japan)
* Creator/{{Motown}} (US) / Northern Soul (UK)
* PunkRock (UK) / Grunge (US)
* PostPunk (UK) / No Wave (US)


* Axe (U.S.) / Lynx (U.K.): body care products
* Buick (U.S.) / Vauxhall (U.K.) / Opel (rest of Europe) / Holden (Aus/NZ): motor vehicles made by General Motors. Buick is actually one of four GM brands sold in North America, but is listed here because several Buick models are based on Opels, and one is also made by Opel.
* Exxon gasoline (most of the U.S.) / Esso gasoline (Canada) / Mobil gasoline (some U.S. regions) / Mobil petrol (Australia and New Zealand) / Esso petrol (U.K. and almost everywhere else) / Petron (in Malaysia) [[note]]where Esso left the country due to a manufactured scandal by the corrupt government and had to sell its refinery and stations- Petron of The Philippines bought it up and rebranded them.[[/note]]
* BP (everywhere else) / BHP (Malaysia) [[note]]due to another manufactured scandal by the corrupt government, BP decided to stop selling petrol in the country and only runs a refinery as well as sells motor lubricants. An Australian company called Boustead Holdings bought up the stations and rebranded them BHP.[[/note]]
* Good Humor (U.S.) / Wall's (U.K.): ice cream and novelty products (owner Unilever ties them and a bunch of other worldwide ice cream brands with the same "heart" symbol).
* Lays potato chips (U.S.) / Walker's potato crisps (U.K.)
* Cheetos (U.S.) / Wotsits (U.K.) Of note because Walkers did produce Cheetos for a while, before they bought the Wotsits licence from Golden Wonder.
* Schick (U.S.) / Wilkinson Sword (U.K.): shaving products
** Originally separate companies, but have had the same ownership since 1992. The current owner of both brands (since 2003) is Energizer Holdings... yes, ''[[CommercialSwitcheroo that Energizer]]''. In fact, since 2012, Energizer has sold ''both'' brands in the U.S., with Schick as the premium brand and Wilkinson Sword the budget brand.
* Wendy's (U.S.) / Wimpy's (U.K.): hamburger chains.
* Southwest or [=JetBlue=] (U.S.) / Ryanair or [=easyJet=] (U.K.): Low-fare airlines.
* Nordstrom (U.S.) / Harrods (U.K.): Upscale department stores.
* Another transcontinental variant: Tim Hortons (Canada) / Dunkin' Donuts or Krispy Kreme (U.S.): Doughnut and coffee chains.
** Another level of transcontinentalism: Dunkin' Donuts is from the Northeast, Krispy Kreme is from the south.
** And the UK equivalent would likely be Greggs, though they focus far more on pastries than coffee.
** And in Japan, Mister Donut.
* Yet another transcontinental: Boston Market (U.S.) / Swiss Chalet (Canada minus Quebec) / St-Hubert (Quebec): Casual chain restaurant with a focus on homey meals, especially rotisserie chicken.
* Starbucks (U.S.) / Costa Coffee (U.K.): Ubiquitous upscale coffee chains.
* Taster's Choice (US) / Nescafé Gold (UK): Instant coffees made by Nestlé, both featuring long-running ad campaigns with Creator/AnthonyHead.
* UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}} or Target (US) / Tesco (UK) / Carrefour (France) / Continente (Portugal): "Big-box" general merchandise stores.
** Interestingly, Walmart owns ASDA, one of Tesco's main competitors in the UK.
** And the two Carrefour locations they opened in the US in the late 80s/early 90s have since become Walmarts, although one has since moved from that location.
** Continente was founded by French group Promodès in 1972 as Continent; they would adopt the originally Spanish / later Portuguese term for their stores in Spain (est. 1976) and Portugal (1980). It was then that Belmiro de Azevedo, who already owned the Modelo supermarkets, franchised (1985) and later allowed Promodès to be a partner in the company. Promedès merged with the afformentioned Carrefour in 1996, later rebranding the Continents and the Spanish Continentes (as well as another Spanish chain, Pryca, they already owned) as Carrefour; they stayed in the Portuguese Continentes until 2004, when they sold their shares and the brand Continente to Belmiro. Carrefour also owned a smaller Portuguese Carrefour chain, which they sold in 2007 to Continente. So, Continente is an ArtifactTitle of a long extinct French chain StillWearingTheOldColors.
* Cup of joe (US) / Builder's tea (UK): Working-class hot beverages.
* [=KitKat=] (US/UK) / Kvikk Lunsj (Norway): Chocolate covered wafers.
* Ride/SixFlags (US) / Ride/AltonTowers (UK): Theme parks.
* A1 Sauce (US) / HP Sauce (UK): Brown ketchup-like sauces close to BrandNameTakeover in their respective countries.

* Rube Goldberg (US)/W. Heath Robinson (UK): Cartoonists known for their drawings of exaggerated and complex machines, many which have inspired many real-life inventors in their respective countries.
** In addition there's also Bruce Petty (Australia), Storm P (Denmark), Kjell Aukrust (Norway)
* Comicbook/{{Shazam}} (US) and Comicbook/{{Miracleman}} (UK): The latter was created as {{Expy}} of the former by a British publisher who used to reprint old American comics.

* Dennis Nilsen (UK) / Jeffrey Dahmer (US): Serial killers who lured homosexual men to their flats/apartments, strangled, and dismembered them after a period living with their bodies propped up.
* Fred and Rosemary West (UK) / Gerald and Charlene Gallego (US) / Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka (Canada): Married couples who abducted, raped, tortured and killed young girls together.
* Villisca Axe Murders (US) / Hinterkaifeck Murders (Germany): High profile unsolved familicides from the early 20th century, in which a two-handed cutting tool was used as the murder weapon, and prone to paranormal embellishment.
* Gary Ridgway (US) / Saeed Hanaei (Iran): Religious serial killers who lured prostitutes and killed them because they saw them as temptresses.
* Creator/JimmySavile (UK) / Creator/BillCosby (US) / Rolf Harris (Australia): Beloved entertainers who had their careers destroyed by sexual assault/child molestation scandals (posthumously in the case of Savile).
* Creator/JimmySavile (UK) / Harvey Weinstein (US): Media moguls who were outed as sexual predators, causing a widespread [[DisasterDominoes domino effect]] that brought down other predators.
* Gordon Cummins (UK) / Paul Ogorzow (Germany): Serial rapist-killers that used the wartime blackouts of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII as their cover.
* Marcel Petiot (France) / Hubert Pilčík (Czechia): Serial killers using a fake escape network to lure their victims.
* Jack the Ripper (UK) / Servant Girl Annihilator (US) / Bochum Lust Murderer (Germany): Unidentified 1880s serial killers of women who stabbed their victims and attracted unprecedented media and police attention in their countries.
* Wolfgang Abel and Marco Furlan (Italy) / Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs (Ukraine) / Academy Maniacs (Russia): Packs of teenage thrill killers.
* Jesse Pomeroy (US) / Cayetano Santos Godino (Argentina) / Mary Bell (UK): Serial killers of children that were in their early adolescence when they committed their crimes.
* Thomas Watt Hamilton (UK) / Adam Lanza (US): Men who shot up a school filled with very young children.
* Thomas Watt Hamilton (UK) / Martin Bryant (Australia) / Nikolas Cruz (US): Mass shooters whose massacres caused a sea change in public attitudes on gun laws in their respective countries.
* Lee Rigby (UK) / Kate Steinle (US): Young whites who were murdered by men of color and subsequently became martyrs for right-wing movements.
* Jo Cox (UK) / Heather Heyer (US): Young white women who were killed by white nationalists and subsequently became martyrs for left-wing movements.

* {{Oxbridge}} (UK) / UsefulNotes/IvyLeague, M.I.T., Stanford (US): Elite universities.

* OopNorth (U.K.) / DeepSouth (U.S.) [[note]]Especially noteworthy because many of the settlers of the latter came from the former.[[/note]]
* London (U.K.) / New York City, Los Angeles (U.S.): Biggest cities in the country, commercial hubs, centers of TV and movie production. London and New York are sister cities, so this one is more or less official.
* San Francisco (U.S.) / Lisbon (Portugal): Coastal city with hilly geography, charming historical buildings, iconic orange-painted suspension bridge, famous cable car system, bohemian heritage, coffee obsession.
** Vancouver (Canada) could also be added on the North American side, but it doesn't have cable cars, the hills and historical buildings are less prominent, and the iconic bridge is painted green.

* Creator/SJPerelman (U.S.) / Creator/PGWodehouse (U.K.): Humorous short story writers.
* Literature/WheresWally (U.K.) / Where's Waldo (U.S.): Find-the-guy picture book.
* Literature/DickAndJane (U.S.) / Janet and John or Peter and Jane (U.K): Early preschool reader books.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures Noddy]]'' (U.K.) / ''Franchise/{{Anpanman}}'' (Japan): Picture books involving the adventures of a character who has a red nose, bright red cheeks and red and yellow clothing who goes on adventures in a world where the characters are based on certain inanimate objects[[note]] ''Noddy'''s friends are toys, while ''Anpanman'''s friends are food.[[/note]] that have become cultural icons in their home countries.

* ''The New York Times'' (US) / ''The Guardian'' (UK): Left-leaning daily national papers infamous for their BourgeoisBohemian readership.
* ''The New York Post'' (US) / ''The Sun'' (UK): Right-leaning tabloids owned by UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch.
* ''The Wall Street Journal'' (US) / ''Financial Times'' (UK): Business-focused newspapers.

[[AC: Magazines]]
* ''Starlog'' (US) / ''Starburst'' (UK): Long-running media-sf magazines that began in TheSeventies, collapsed in TheNoughties and returned in TheNewTens (''Starlog'' as a website, ''Starburst'' as a print magazine again.)

* UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher (UK) / UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan (US): [[TheEighties 1980s]] New Right leaders
* UsefulNotes/TonyBlair (UK) / UsefulNotes/BillClinton (US): [[TheNineties 1990s]] Third Way leaders
* UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush (US) / UsefulNotes/DavidCameron (UK) / John Howard (AU) / Stephen Harper (CA) / John Key (NZ) / UsefulNotes/BenjaminNetanyahu (Israel): post-Third Way conservatives
* Dennis Kucinich, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren or Jill Stein (US) / Ken Livingstone or Jeremy Corbyn (UK) / Jean-Luc Mélenchon (France): left-wing figureheads especially popular, though by no means exclusively, with the under-30s.
* Republican Party (US) / Conservative Party (UK): Center-right political parties often referred to by a shorthand nickname (GOP and Tories, respectively)[[note]] Though it has to be said that many in the Conservative Party find the social conservatism that remains the Republican mainstream, especially its often blatant homophobia, utterly reprehensible. The Tories, as they're often called in the UK (by both their supporters and their bitterest opponents) shifted their focus onto solely economic conservatism about fifty years ago.[[/note]]
* Democratic Party (US) / Labour Party (UK): Center-left political parties. [[note]] Although the Democrats have never, and given American political values probably will never, claimed to be socialists, something which Labour has always branded itself as. Even when that hasn't been true. [[/note]]
* UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump (US) / Nigel Farage (UK) / Marine Le Pen (France) / Geert Wilders (Netherlands) / Viktor Orban (Hungary) / Jimmie Akesson (Sweden): 21st century populist conservative figureheads.
** Also Trump and Silvio Berlusconi ([[UsefulNotes/RepublicanItaly Italy]]): Flamboyant tycoon who used populist politics to become the leader of his country. The similarities between the two were noticed long before Trump moved into politics. A 2005 biography of Berlusconi compared him to Trump.
* Brexit (UK) / Election of UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump (US): Right-wing nationalist movements that, while successful at the ballot box, had Earth-shattering consequences and did more harm than good to right-wing causes.
* Barack Obama (US) / Justin Trudeau (Canada) / Emmanuel Macron (France) / Jacinda Ardern (New Zealand) / Leo Varadkar (Ireland): [[TheNewTens 2010s]] Younger, progressive / centre-left world leaders.

[[AC:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (US) / ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' (UK) / ''Das Schwarze Auge'' (Germany)

* UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, UsefulNotes/AppleII, or UsefulNotes/Atari8BitComputers (US) / UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum or UsefulNotes/BBCMicro (UK): 8-bit home computers. (The C64 was still pretty popular across UsefulNotes/ThePond.)
* Commodore UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} or UsefulNotes/AtariST (US) / UsefulNotes/AcornArchimedes (UK): 16-bit home computers. (The US computers were [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff much more successful]] on the other side of UsefulNotes/ThePond.)
* Trans-Pacific variant: Source Film Maker (US) / UsefulNotes/MikuMikuDance (JP): Film makers utilizing 3D models that anyone can upload their own models into. Most upload their own models based on other franchises, and a lot of the content is of the comedy genre.

* UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} (US) / [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Football]] (UK): Sport that evolved in the late 1800s from local to national competition, becoming a deeply ingrained part of the national identity.
** New York Yankees (US) / Arsenal F.C. (UK) / Real Madrid (Spain): Historically dominant franchise based in the nation's largest city. Add the Yomiuri Giants of Japanese baseball for extra trans-Pacific flavor.
** Boston Red Sox (US) / Liverpool F.C. (UK): Red-clad port city team with passionate, long-suffering fanbase. More or less made official when the parent company of the Sox bought Liverpool in 2010.
** St. Louis Cardinals (US) / Manchester United (UK): Venerable red-clad franchise located in the middle of the country, with several periods of dominance over the last century.
** Chicago Cubs (US) / Sheffield Wednesday (UK): Tradition-steeped franchise with historic home stadium, decades of futility[[note]]At least until 2016 for the Cubs[[/note]]. French rugby union club ASM Clermont Auvergne also fits this trope.[[note]]They've played at their current ground since their formation in 1911, and didn't win the French championship final until 2010, on their 11th appearance in the title match.[[/note]]
* Baseball (US) / Cricket (ENG, but not UK): Summer bat-and-ball games, with deep traditional roots that tend to invoke nostalgia.
** Creator/BabeRuth (baseball) / W.G. Grace (cricket): early stars of their respective games who are still major icons today based on their achievements ''and'' their colorful, larger-than-life personas.
* Eclipse Awards (US) / Cartier Awards (Europe including the UK) / Sovereign Awards (Canada): [[UsefulNotes/HorseRacing Thoroughbred horse racing]] end-of-season awards.
* Kentucky Derby (US) / Royal Ascot (UK): Annual high-prestige horse race where female spectators are expected to wear [[NiceHat elaborate hats]].
* Graded stakes races (US, Canada) / Group races (Europe, Australia, NZ): The highest-level Thoroughbred horse races.
* Trans-Pacific and transcontinental variant: UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague (US) / UsefulNotes/CanadianFootballLeague (Canada) / [[UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball Australian Football League]] (Australia) — Top professional league of the locally dominant football code.
** UsefulNotes/SuperBowl (NFL) / Grey Cup (CFL) / Grand Final (AFL): Championship game that's become a major spectacle beyond just a sporting event, to the extent of being an unofficial holiday (the day before the Grand Final has in fact become a state holiday in Victoria).
** Oakland Raiders (NFL) / Collingwood Magpies (AFL): Black-clad team with boisterous, uncouth fanbase, widely loathed by rivals. No CFL equivalent, however.
** Green Bay Packers (NFL) / Geelong Cats (AFL): Traditional power located in the league's smallest home market, which is absolutely fanatical about its team. The Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) don't fit the "traditional power" part, but very much fit the rest of the statement.
** Another strictly Trans-Pacific case--Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) / Greater Western Sydney Giants (AFL): Orange-wearing expansion team in an unlikely location who suffered through a disastrous debut season [[labelnote:Explanation]]Tampa Bay went winless in 1976, GWS went 2-20 in 2012[[/labelnote]], then a few years later TookALevelInBadass and made it to within one game of the final.
* [[{{UsefulNotes/Basketball}} NCAA men's basketball tournament]] (US) / UsefulNotes/TheFACup (UK): annual national knockout tournament full of DavidVersusGoliath moments, and very popular with gamblers.
* Another trans-Pacific and transcontinental variant: Wrestling/WrestleMania (Wrestling/{{WWE}}, US) / Wrestling/{{CMLL}} Anniversary Show (Mexico) / Triplemanía (Wrestling/{{AAA}}, Mexico) / January 4 Tokyo Dome Show[[note]]currently promoted as Wrestle Kingdom[[/note]] ([[Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling NJPW]], Japan) — Annual ProfessionalWrestling "supercards" that are their promotions' biggest events.

[[AC:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Creator/StephenFry (UK) and Creator/BillyEichner (US): Gay, Jewish, intimidatingly tall comedians who pepper their acts with brainy references.

[[AC:Video Games]]
* Trans-Pacific variant: AdventureGames (US) / VisualNovels (JP)

[[AC:Web Original]]
* Trans-Pacific variant: Website/DeviantArt (US,UK) / Website/{{Pixiv}} (JP) - Popular art sharing sites that became best known for containing fanart for every fandom one can think of.

[[AC:Web Video]]
* Trans-Pacific variant: Creator/DudePerfect (US) / How Ridiculous (Australia) - Groups of young men best known for videos featuring ludicrous trick shots with various sports objects. Both groups are also outspokenly Christian, though that aspect is downplayed on the videos.