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7 Television Characters Who'd Serve up Kick*ss Crossover Episodes

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | April 24, 2013 | Comments ()


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Watching last Sunday's chest-thumping episode of "Game of Thrones," I was struck by the idea that a certain creepy spider would provide an amusing episode on another show, and with that my brain was off and running. Wouldn't it be fun to send a few adored (or despised) characters to another world for a spell (or forever)? Let's play shuffle the deck, shall we?


"Breaking Bad's" Saul Goodman to "Sons of Anarchy"

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Better call Saul back from that rumored spin-off, because it's going to tank. But Bob Odenkirk's weaselly attorney is a gift and I know just the new home for his smarmy self: Charming, CA. Lord knows Jax and Co. could use Saul's fast talking skills and his brand of humor would fit right in. Let him be the next John Munch, and when "Sons of Anarchy" wraps, I have a feeling Hannibal Lecter will be needing some legal services.


"The Walking Dead's" Daryl Dixon to "Justified"

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Daryl Dixon can never die, so don't even think about it, Kirkman. But he does like to wander off by himself every now and again, so how about he heads on over to the hills of Kentucky to have a little showdown with Ellstin Limehouse? Much as I enjoy Limehouse, the character will have to be taken out eventually; why not do it with the smooth styling of Daryl's crossbow? And boy howdy, I'd sure like to see Raylan and Mr. Dixon in the same wooded clearing a time or two.


"Hannibal's" Freddie Lounds to "True Blood"

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Speaking of people I'd like to see in a wooded clearing (surrounded by hungry vampires or out of control werewolves)..."reporter" Freddie Lounds needs to be disappeared. This underhanded and annoying tabloid blogger doesn't give a shit whose career or life she might be ruining, so I say send her on a crossover from which she'll never return. And while I have an idea that some part of her (lips?) is eventually going to end up on a certain someone's fine china, I don't want to wait. Wouldn't we all find it more satisfying to see her terrified face right before a group of hungry magical something or others devour her alive? Karma, baby.


"Doctor Who's" The Doctor and Clara to "Game of Thrones"

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Something inexplicable makes me want to see these two magical worlds brought together, so let the Doctor swing that TARDIS right on down, into the land of winter and White Walkers. Moffat loves a monster (and wintry wonders), so what better than to send Eleven and the delightful Miss Oswald to the alternate reality that is "Game of Thrones"? Perhaps the Doctor hears the cry of one of the lost Craster babes, or rescues a Walker separated from his pack.


"Bates Motel's" Norma Bates to "Mad Men"

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The time has come for wicked Pete Campbell to meet his match--someone whose heart is as dark and self-serving as his own--Norma Louise Bates. She doesn't have to do much of anything other than to seduce him like he's never been before, use him up (wreaking havoc on his work schedule/missing important meetings) and then disappear, leaving him in a sweaty, emotional heap on the floor. Little Pete needs a taste of his own nasty medicine.


"Breaking Bad's" Marie Schrader to "Hannibal"

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Marie needs a competent shrink. And who better to play with her head than the brilliant and beautiful Mads Hannibal Lecter? For five seasons now, Marie has irritated the ever-living fork out of Hank and us, and for that she must pay. When Dr. Lecter has spent enough time (an hour?) trying to rehabilitate Marie's self-indulgent kleptomania (and possible narcissism), he'll realize what's best for everyone: fava beans and a nice chianti. Plus, Hank'll be so busy he won't even notice she's gone.


"Game of Thrones'" Varys and Lady Tyrell to "Downton Abbey"

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So this is the vision that popped into my little head: Lady Tyrell and Varys visit the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Can't you just see Olenna and Violet taking afternoon tea together? Lady Tyrell will take one look at the Downton goings-on and begin a biting commentary; Lady Grantham will politely cut her off at the knees. Meanwhile downstairs, Varys--who's been mistaken for Lady's Tyrell's spider-in-waiting--conspires with Thomas and O'Brien to take out Carson and Mrs. Hughes. Delicious.


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  • Jadashay

    I just had a vision of Lady Tyrell, Varys and the Dowager Countess hosting Fashion Police, and I almost fainted. Quickly revising my idea of Heaven to fit that in.

  • Bernie

    Supernatural and Teen Wolf. Tumblr would explode!

  • Alyson McManus

    The League needs to crossover with the Good Wife. We need some Taco/Kalinda sexxxxx.

  • Uriah_Creep

    “The Walking Dead’s” Daryl Dixon to “Justified”

    Oh lord, you just gave half of Pajiba an orgasm.

  • John W

    You need to throw in Lord Tywin to Downton Abbey.

    Better yet take Lord Tywin, Olenna, and the Dowager Countess and make them American Idol judges. If you thought Simon Cowell was snarky, those three will have contestants in tears.

  • KV

    You can also put Cersei on Downton Abbey, and pit her against Lady Mary, both being queen b*tches. It will be an eye-rolling contest of epic proportion.

  • Souprcrackers

    Britta on suburgatory. *drops mic

  • Aidan Harr

    Just my opinion, but a Dr. Who/Game of Thrones crossover would be disastrous. I'm not sure there is any scenario where the tone of those shows wouldn't feel horribly disjointed.

  • Hollyg

    Yeah, I just feel like The Doctor would die in about five minutes in GoT. Which wouldn't be so bad because I really want a new Doctor.

  • kingme

    The doctor is one of the most OP characters I've seen, the man who talks in a kingdom consumed by politics like Westoros would have no trouble, hell he could win the throne in a few episodes if he wanted it.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Pshaw. If he had to, the Doctor would so totally fuck those people up. He could probably sonic the Iron Throne into a wibbly-wobbly ball of pointy death.

  • Bert_McGurt

    As much as I love Saul, if he takes up SAMCRO's legal counsel, then we'll be deprived of the lovely Robin Weigert. Who knew Calamity Jane cleaned up so well?

    And of course this list could be expanded if we included comedies - perhaps Selina Meyers makes a visit to Indiana for some hick tribute to a tiny horse. Or, while on another last-minute trip to Chicago with Nick, Schmidt runs across a guy who looks a lot like an old roommate of his, who then introduces him to his friend Penny? Sparks will fly.

    We could also go back to Harlan County, where Dickie is visited by a very charming lady who claims to be a long-lost Bennett cousin (but is really a long-term Russian spy). She, of course bilks him out of what little he has left, leaving Raylan no choice but to give chase, with sexy results!

  • Stina

    Darn it, you beat me to this! I think a "grumpily sitting on the couch while drinking beer" competition would break out between Nick and Max (the winner is anyone's guess), after which Penny schools them all at True American to win over Schmidt and Jane fastidiously tries to define the game rules.

  • Bert_McGurt

    I'd watch three full seasons just of "Grumpy Couch Heislers*". Plus, he could teach Max how to Nervous Moonwalk.

    Dave's not invited though. Alex can date Winston instead. And then her and Jane can get him and Brad mixed up all the time.

    *Heisler being today's preeminent fake television beer.

  • toblerone

    I want further exploration of Hannibal / Wonderfalls (+ Dead Like Me / Pushing Daisies) universe. They've already given us Gretchen Speck but I want Jaye's family (preferably not as victims / dinner menu items).

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I think the most important question of the Hannibal/Greater Fuller Verse is why Jaye has changed her name and become an FBI shrink? Was she at the Brooklyn Museum several years ago and the Red Dragon spoke to her? There are serious questions that need answering here, people.

  • toblerone

    The Wax Lion could have told her to kill him and assume his identity (yes "his" Alan Bloom became Alana Bloom in the series).

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    It's dark, it's twisted, I love it. I always knew there was an undercurrent of fucked up grit in the world of Wonderfalls. One day, shit would get real.

  • Tinkerville

    If Marianne Marie Beetle (the muffin lady) doesn't appear in Hannibal like she crossed over to his other shows, I will stage a riot.

  • JenVegas

    ohgod. Reedus on Justified might just be a Perfect Episode Of Television. I was catching up on the end of the season the other night and reveling in its slow-burn beauty. Such a good show.

  • lowercase_ryan

    wow, you're imagination is...lively. Fully endorse Daryl popping up in Justified. Even if he and Raylan just briefly cross paths out in the backwoods around Harlan.

    And as much as I hate Freddie Lounds, I'd love to see her get the True Blood treatment. Which is getting naked.

  • sean

    Having not watched the Hannibal show, yet, I have a question. Freddie Lounds is now a woman? Scott Lang and Phillips Seymour Hoffman must have been too much for a male actor to live up to.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Yes, Freddie is the curly, ginger-esque lady up top.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    And I, for one, am really, really happy about it. I can't stop staring at her.

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