Top 5 TV Crossover Episodes
Not too long ago, the CW aired their 2 part epic TV crossover between The Flash and Arrow, each show getting their own part of the crossover. These crossover episodes skyrocketed their ratings and left fans hoping for more amazing team work from the Justice League members.
Another crossover that aired a few months ago saw The Griffin Family from Family Guy, leave their home in Quahog and found themselves in the strange town of Springfield, and met The Simpsons. This isn’t the only crossover Fox is planning as The Simpsons are set to meet new, even stranger characters, when Fox‘s canceled Futurama crew heads to the town.
With all these amazing shows coming together, we wanted to take a look back at some of the best and strangest crossovers in TV. There were so many to pick from but we whittled it down to our top 5 favorites (in no particular order).
The Simpsons / X-Files
One of the most classic Simpsons episodes ever, in which Homer believes he sees an Alien in the woods. This story spreads around Springfield until it gets the attention of the FBI who send in there “UFO Experts”, Agents Mulder and Scully (Voiced by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson). Mulder and Scully investigate Homers claim, only to find that the Alien was non-other then Mr. Burns, who only wanted to “bring you love.”
Batman / Green Hornet
No, it’s not Christian Bale meeting Seth Rogen. This crossover took place in 1967 during the campy Batman series staring Adam West and Burt Ward. The Green Hornet (Van Williams) and his trusty sidekick Kato (Bruce Lee) head to Gotham to stop a counterfeiting stamp ring. The most memorial part of the episode being a, less then, satisfying fight between Kato and the boy wonder, Robin.
The Jetsons / The Flintstones
Not many can say they didn’t grow up watching The Flintstones and The Jetsons. But after their heydays in the 1960’s, these too out-of-time families came together for a special TV movie in 1987. Set around The Jetsons ending up in Bedrock, trying to adjust to the primitive ways and then The Flintstones sent to the future to be awestruck with all the technology. This special still remains one of the best crossovers to date.
Doctor Who / The Sarah Jane Adventures / Torchwood
For those who didn’t know, Doctor Who spun off 2 show. The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torch wood, respectively. At the end of the fourth season, The Doctor teamed up once again with his old companions, as well as characters from both The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood. It was cluttered and silly but was a true love letters to fans who wanted to see the return of some old familiar faces….lets face it, mostly Captain Jack.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine / Star Trek (The Original Series)
In 1996 during Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s fifth season, the DS9 team traveled back in time to mingle with the crew of the original Enterprise. In the episode a disgraced Klingon spy travels back in time to change events to his liking and the DS9 crew must follow him to make certain he dosnt effect the timeline. Traveling back finds them on the Enterprise during the days of Captain James T. Kirk, smack dab in the middle of the classic Star Trek episode “Trouble with Tribbles”. Using state of the art effects (in 1996) the DS9 Crew are superimposed into Star Trek footage. Making for one of the strangest crossovers.
Power Rangers in Space / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
There’s not much to say about this bizarre and confusing crossover. There is a female Ninja Turtle… why? I don’t know. Maybe to even out the numbers with the Power Rangers. But I just don’t get it. This clip explains it all…