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 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.
** Two of ''All in the Family'''s spinoffs have, in turn, had translations of their own:
*** ''Series/GoodTimes'' (US) / ''The Fosters'' (UK): The tale of a poor but loving black family.
*** ''Series/{{Maude}}'' (US) / ''Nobody's Perfect'' (UK): An outspoken American liberal wife (yes, she was American in the British version as well).
* ''SteptoeAndSon'' (UK)/''SanfordAndSon'' (US): The adventures of father and son junkyard merchants.
* ''Aktenzeichen XY... Ungelöst'' ("File XY... Unsolved", Germany)/ ''Crimewatch UK'' (UK)/ ''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) / 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.
* ''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.
* ''KeepItInTheFamily'' (UK) / ''Series/TooCloseForComfort'' (US)
* ''Series/MindYourLanguage'' (UK) / ''WhatACountry'' (US)
* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'': improvisational comedy (same format and similar games on both sides of 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.
* ''SaturdayNightLive'' (US) / ''Saturday Live'' and ''Friday Night Live'' (UK) / ''RTL Samstag Nacht'' (Germany) / {{Series/SCTV}} (Canada): Subversive sketch show with young comedians.
* ''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.
* ''{{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."
* ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' (US) / ''Voroniny[=/=]Everybody Loves Kostya'' (Russia) : Creator Phil Rosenthal has a [[ 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.
* ''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.
* ''IveGotASecret'' (US) /''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) / ''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.
* ''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/EdgeOfDarkness'' (U.S.): A conspiracy thriller about nuclear cover-ups. Incidentally, made by the same director, Creator/MartinCampbell.
* ''[[ 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) / ''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/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).
* ''JerseyShore'' (US) / ''Geordie Shore'' (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.
* ''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.
* ''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 four 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.
* ''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.
* ''Series/TheBorgias'' (Canada+Ireland)/ ''BorgiaFaithAndFear'' (France+Germany): Historical dramas based on the Borgia family.
* ''Series/TheTudors'' (Canada+Ireland)/ ''MagnificentCentury'' (Turkey)/ ''{{Isabel}}'' (Spain): Historical dramas set in the show's {{Renaissance}} court of choice.
* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' (US)/ ''PeakyBlinders'' (UK): 1920s gangster dramas.
* ''Series/{{Sirens}}'' (UK)/ ''[[Series/SirensUS Sirens]]'' (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.
* ''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.
* ''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): music shows featuring popular artists performing in a studio with teenage audience members/dancers.
* UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave [[CaptainObvious (France)]] / NewHollywood (US): Avant-garde filmmaking movements that established the director as "auteur."
* ''America's Most Wanted'' (US)/Crimewatch (UK): Profiles criminals and uses tips from viewers to help find them.

* Creator/TheBBC Radio 4 (UK) / Creator/{{NPR}} (US) / Creator/{{CBC}} (Canada)
** ''TheNewsQuiz'' (UK) / ''WaitWaitDontTellMe'' (US): A quiz about the news.

* Music/TheBeatles (UK) / TheMonkees (US): Legendary '60s quartets who were initially teen pop-rock idols before evolving into more artistic acts.
** The Beatles and Music/TheBeachBoys also 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.
* ''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.
* NewKidsOnTheBlock (US) / Music/TakeThat (UK): Pioneering [[BoyBand boy bands]]
* 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) / [=Girlschool=] (UK): pioneering all-female hard rock bands
* Music/KateBush (UK) / Music/ToriAmos (US): eccentric female singer-songwriters with devoted cult followings.
* Music/PinkFloyd (UK) / Music/TheGratefulDead (US): PsychedelicRock bands who 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/JoniMitchell (Canada) / Sandy Denny (UK): Female singer-songwriters.
* Music/NewYorkDolls (US) / Music/DavidBowie, Music/RoxyMusic, or [[Music/MarcBolan T. Rex]] (UK): Glam-rock musicians.
* Music/TheByrds (US) / Music/FairportConvention or [=Pentangle=] (UK): Seminal FolkRock bands.
* Music/BigStar (US) / [=Badfinger=] (UK): Power pop pioneers.
* 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) / Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer (Australia): Globally popular teen idols of the 2010s social media generation who became superstars upon conquering the United States.
* 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).
* 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 ThePond.
* Music/FleetwoodMac (Started in the UK, but moved to the US) / {{Music/Abba}} (Sweden): Melodic '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.
* NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal (UK) / HairMetal or ThrashMetal (US) / VisualKei (Japan)
* Creator/{{Motown}} (US) / NorthernSoul (UK)
* PunkRock (UK) / Grunge (US)
* PostPunk (UK) / No Wave (US)


* 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) / Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel): post-Third Way conservatives
* Dennis Kucinich or Bernie Sanders (US) / Ken Livingstone or Jeremy Corbyn (UK): left-wing figureheads
* Republican Party (US) / Conservative Party (UK): Center-right political parties.
* Democratic Party (US) / Labour Party (UK): Center-left political parties.


* 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 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 ThePond.)

* {{Oxbridge}} (UK) / 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.

* Creator/SJPerelman (U.S.) / Creator/PGWodehouse (U.K.): 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.

* 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 (U.S.) / Esso gasoline (Canada) / Esso petrol (U.K. and everywhere else) / Petron (in Malaysia) [[note]]where Esso left the country due to a manufactured scandal by the corrupt government and had to sell it's 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.
* 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.
* Barneys or 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.
* Starbucks (U.S.) / Costa Coffee (U.K.): Ubiquitous upscale coffee chains.
* Taster's Choice (US) / Nescafé Gold (UK): "Gourmet" instant coffees made by Nestlé, both featuring long-running ad campaigns with Creator/AnthonyHead.
* UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}} (US) / Tesco (UK) / Carrefour (France): "Big-box" general merchandise stores.
** Interestingly, Walmart owns ASDA, one of Tesco's main competitors in the UK.
* Cup of joe (US) / Builder's tea (UK): Working-class hot beverages.
* KitKat (US/UK) / Kvikk Lunsj (Norway): Chocolate covered wafers.

[[AC:Tabletop Games]]
* Dungeons & Dragons (US) / Warhammer (UK) / Das Schwarze Auge (Germany)

* New York Yankees (US) / Arsenal F.C. (UK): Historically dominant franchise based in the nation's largest city.
* 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 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.
* Baseball (US) / Cricket (ENG, but not UK): Summer bat-and-ball games, with deep traditional roots that tend to invoke nostalgia.
* Eclipse Awards (US) / Cartier Awards (Europe including the UK) / Sovereign Awards (Canada): [[HorseRacing Thoroughbred horse racing]] end-of-season awards.

* The New York Times (US) / The Guardian (UK): Left-leaning daily national papers.
* 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.

* 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.

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