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Another Homicide Crossover [May. 27th, 2009|10:01 am]
Tommy Westphall's Mind: A Multiverse Explored
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According to Tom Myers'  LO:SVU site, the season finale will guest star Carol Kane reprising her role of Gwen Munch, one of John´s ex-wives who appeared previously in H:LOTS ep. #85 ("All is Bright"), way back in 1997.

This is what makes that whole crossover business so interesting.

From: (Anonymous)
2009-06-19 06:57 pm (UTC)

Re: S'more crossovers

I totally buy all the stuff in your first section! I never thought of those.

As for the others,
1) The fact that it was the Community and not the Village pretty much says, "parody," to me, which excludes it. NOt sure about the other two details, though.
2) The Promenade Directory is, I'm fairly certain, not meant to be taken seriously.
3) No idea...
4) Works for me. That is to say, I'm against The Simpsons doing crossovers with other shows simply because of its parodic nature (plus, it's non-canon for X-Files), but this doesn't seem like a parody to me. It looks like, smells like, tastes like, so it is a crossover.

Now, I have some questions. Cameos of spaceships in their nonrespective franchises, do they count? On the surface, it comes off as a genuine crossover, but upon closer inspection, no sci-fi franchise appears to take these seriously. Think about this: Firefly (a series with no aliens) had several ships from Star Wars (a franchise ripe with aliens). If that was treated like a crossover and not just a sight gag, wouldn't we expect the Serenity to run into some Wookies or something? Same thing with Battlestar Galactica having the Enterprise in the background of a shot (which, incidentally, was reused for the theme song).

Furthermore, someone once mentioned (and seriously considered) Sesame Street crossing over onto Soul Man. I will admit that this is an incredibly tantilizing idea. However, my research leads me to believe that this appearance functions much like Superman on I Love Lucy. The characters never outrightly state that Big Bird is a puppet on a T.V. show, but there are enough clues in context to imply that he is.

I would like some more information on The Nanny appearing on that Asian show. This could be interesting...

Variety shows should count, but only the recurring sketch that crossed over. By that I mean, only characters from a sketch crossing over onto a non-variety show should count, not vice-versa as vice-versa is always a parody.

Poobala (and those who think likewise), if you're reading this, why shouldn't we accept implied crossovers. Sure, Lost never said what paper factory they were talking about, but it was clearly a reference to The Office. Okay, so it wasn't established beyond a doubt that all of the shows on Blackout Monday were about the same blackout, but context makes that fairly likely.

To quote the illustious philosopher,
"That's all I have to say about that."
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