#1 Posted on 18.4.05 2339.23 Reposted on: 18.4.12 2340.25
I first received this as an email forward. I searched for it myself and found the original page (home.vicnet.net.au). This is the craziest thing I've ever seen. Apparently, there are 179 television series (from the past many years) that can be connected by character crossovers. The central crossover is the one between "Homicide: Life On The Street" & "St. Elsewhere." And because the story of "St. Elsewhere" was found out to be the dream of Tommy Westphall, the autistic child, every connected show is also a dream. I'm too dumbfounded by the premise right now to even remember a small fraction of these crossovers, but they're all detailed in the key.
#4 Posted on 19.4.05 0118.13 Reposted on: 19.4.12 0120.19
I notice that Newhart is included in the list of 173 linked shows. So does that mean that Bob Newhart was having the same dream as the austistic kid, or was the autistic kid dreaming that Bob Newhart was also dreaming?
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#5 Posted on 19.4.05 2220.23 Reposted on: 19.4.12 2220.43
This reminds me of something I heard regarding Seinfeld. In one episode, he mentioned that he had never seen "I Love Lucy". Well, technically, through the use of cross-overs, that's because they take place in the same universe, as listed below:
The Ricardo's, from "I Love Lucy", once stayed at the apartment of the Williams', from "The Danny Thomas Show." One of Danny Williams' writers was Buddy Sorrell from "The Dick Van Dyke Show". The star within the show from "The Dick Van Dyke Show", Alan Brady, appeared on "Mad About You." And of course, Paul Buchman from "Mad About You" sublet his bachelor pad to Kramer on "Seinfeld."
It also makes me wonder about how many shows are technically spinoffs of other shows (like Mork & Mindy being a Happy Days spinoff and so on).