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7 Times TV Worlds Collided And We All Got Way Too Excited
There was nothing better than tuning into your favorite show in the 90s. It was a lot different than the way people watch shows now, it was much more of an event. Most of the time you had to actually watch it live or not at all, and that would make for fun conversations the next day.
Everyone would have seen the latest episode of whatever show you watched because there weren't a thousand channels to choose between. So when one of these shows had a special episode where there was a crossover, it was all people would talk about.
Crossover events were the best. They were like a special little treat for people who knew they watched too much TV, but were gifted with this inside knowledge of why that new character showing up was relevant or why the studio audience was shouting so much.
1. Mad About You on Friends
Lisa Kudrow was a frequent guest star on Mad About You as the waitress Ursula. Instead of writing Kudrow out of Mad About You when she booked Friends, they decided to do a few crossover moments. It was revealed Ursula was Pheobe's twin and then the show was free to do what they wanted. Other characters from Mad About You visited the Friends cast including Helen Hunt who played Jamie on the show.
2. Steve Urkel on Full House
There are very few characters in the history of television that are as iconic as Steve Urkel. This awkward and goofy kid managed to make his way out to San Francisco to go hang out with the Tanners, helping Stephanie accept her glasses.
3. Sabrina the Teenage Witch on Boy Meets World
Sabrina the Teenage Witch was the coolest teenagers ever and when she made her way onto a Boy Meets World Halloween episode it was pretty wonderful. Having her hanging out with Eric was pretty adorable and maybe in some alternate universe they would have worked out!
4. Fresh Prince of Bel Air on Blossom
Hilary Banks, the oldest Banks child managed to get a date with Blossom's brother. But I guess in Blossom the Will Smith who lives with the Banks family isn't THE Will Smith, because Blossom apparently was a huge fan.
Click to the next page to see where Chandler Bing ended up, as well as the weirdest crossover involving the Ninja Turtles.
5. Friends on Caroline in the City
Chandler Bing is one of the most lovable goofballs of the 90s. He wasn't perfect, but he really tried his best. Before he ended up with Monica and lived happily ever after he had a run in with the character Annie from Caroline in the City. He tries to flirt and it does not go very well.
6. The Jeffersons on Fresh Prince of Bel Air
The Jeffersons met up with Will and Lisa when they went to a couples counselor. They also came back at the end of series to buy the Banks' house.
7. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Power Rangers
Because this mashup made a lot of sense right? The Power Rangers In Space were tricked into letting some brainwashed Ninja Turtles onto their space ship. Luckily the brainwashing wears off and everything is okay, but wow what a weird story to pitch.
Crossover episodes are always going to be one of the greatest things to happen on TV. They always add that extra little flavor that make everything a little bit more fun. It was also pretty great when our favorite singers showed up on TV.