8 TV Crossovers That Would Have Been Awesome, According to Reddit


TV crossovers – or when the worlds of two shows collide via connected characters, relationships or plots – were hugely popular in the 90s. a collaborative crossover, and the hit sitcom Friends was no exception.

Viewers might remember the iconic Friends meets Crazy of you crossover episode that explained why Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay on Friends and a waitress on Crazy of you, was on both shows at the same time (via Showbiz Cheat Sheet). According to the crossover, the waitress was Ursula Buffay, Phoebe’s twin sister. As plentiful as crossovers were then Friends was in its heyday, Redditors believe the show missed several high-profile crossover opportunities.



George, Kramer, Jerry and Elaine at Seinfeld.

Redditors are particularly adamant that a Friends/Seinfeld the crossover could have been iconic. The concept has been floated in several Reddit threads over the years. This makes a lot of sense considering the sitcoms were some of the most popular TV shows and they were both set in New York.

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Redditors mention a possible storyline in which Newman is an “Ugly Naked Guy”. username9k suggests that Newman tells Kramer that there are always people looking out his window and the duo confront their nosy neighbors, resulting in a bizarre relationship between Kramer and Phoebe, and eventually, “Joey decided[ing] to give Newman a makeover and tak[ing] him on a double date.”

how I Met Your Mother

Cast of How I Met Your Mother

Another crossover that never happened, but has been the subject of several upvotes and discussions, is a Friends and how I Met Your Mother to crush. Redditors are quick to point out the similarities between each show’s characters, like Phoebe and Marshall’s love of the environment, or Joey and Barney’s flirtatious personalities, as well as a host of Friends and how I Met Your Mother fan fiction couples.

Redditor bucknutstrong45 clarifies: “Barney was taking Joey on a crazy party where they were playing songs from The game book like “The Don’t Drink That” and “The Ted Mosby”. Speaking of Ted, pm_me_your_molars thinks Ross and Ted would “go back and forth to correct each other [pronunciation] of “encyclopedia” and subtly trying to improve each other’s etymological knowledge.” Let the paleontologist and the architect kill the mood.

Gilmore Girls

The Redditors were very attached to this fiction Gilmore Girls crossing. In theory, both shows were set on the East Coast, and the characters shared some similarities. LZARDKING draws a comparison between Chandler Bing and Lorelai Gilmore explaining that they were “both raised by rich morons and then rebelled”.

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Many agreed that this pairing or friendship would work, taysteeboo adding, “Imagine Chandler’s dad (who’s on a burlesque drag queen show in Las Vegas) meets Emily Gilmore.” Redditors also mentioned that they would like to see a friendship between Monica and Sookie and others said they could imagine heated debates between Ross and Rory.

will and grace

The cast of Will & Grace smiling for a promo photo.

Technically, will and grace had a pseudo-crossover moment with Friends in 2018, when David Schwimmer played a character adjacent to Ross Geller in several episodes of the series reboot. However, Redditors wish there had been a true crossover episode of the two popular sitcoms.

Redditor that the university thinks “Monica hiring Grace to design her new restaurant would be where I would see potential.” This makes sense considering Monica is a chef and Grace owns an interior design business. Plus, the hit shows were on TV at almost the exact same time, and they were both set in New York City. Tmadred explains, “I’m considering a Karen-Phoebe fallout,” which would probably have been one of Phoebe’s funniest episodes, had it happened.

star wars

Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) pose for a casting

This one is a bit more far-fetched than the others, but the Friends/star wars The conversation was sparked when TigerKlaw posted a meme featuring Ross and Chandler at Central Perk with Baby Yoda Photoshopped in the background, asking Redditors who would deal with Baby Yoda in a crossover situation.

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The answer probably isn’t Chandler or Joey, who left baby Ben on a public bus, or as Lunchbox1986 reinvents it, “That time Chandelorian and JT-88 left Bengu on the bus… Then Ross found a Galactic Empire property stamp on his diaper.” tessfarnum thinks “Monica would like but I feel like the guys and Rachel would like [Baby Yoda.]”Monica is the most responsible friend, so until there was another ‘Monica bang!’ situation, she would probably be the babysitter.

two and a half men

Admittedly, this one would be a logistical nightmare considering two and a half men is supposed to take place across the country in Malibu, Calif., and the Harper brothers were significantly older than the Friends character and live very different lives. But there are certainly enough similarities for such a crossover to work.

Shaun-Skywalker wants to know, “Who could pick up more women, Joey or Charlie?” – A fair question given the backgrounds of the characters. However, Charlie was more of a shameless womanizer than Joey ever was. That being said, Pperks adds, “I would say Charlie, Joey is a legend, but money is better than looks.”

sex and the city

The cast of Sex and the City

sex and the city is another Friends crossover opportunity that could have happened organically, given that the shows were both set in New York around the same time and both featured young professionals navigating life, friendships and encounters.

Redditors were a little apprehensive about this association, with several people mentioning the women of SATC often hit the town and attended posh events, while the characters of Friends spent most of their time in their apartments or at Central Perk. However, owntheh3at18 insists, “Joey and Sam would probably sleep together”, a sentiment shared by many. Others thought it was an unpopular opinion of Samantha. stacasaurusrex thinks “Carrie and Rachel could go shopping together”. Nevertheless, he could come.

The Sopranos

The cast of the sopranos

Redditor KingOfQueens1977 has created a very elaborate Friends crossing involving The Sopranos. The crossover begins at Bada Bing, the fictional strip club from the Mafia sitcom. The Redditor explains, “Joey heard about the Bing and wants Chandler and Ross to go. The girls hear about it and want to go too. None of them ever leave New Jersey for various reasons.” Also, Chandler’s last name is Bing (maybe like in the Bada Bing), so there’s a storyline here.

According to the Redditor, Joey ends up being Benny Fazio’s cousin – which is plausible considering they’re both East Coast and Italian. Either way, this crossover is starting to make a lot of sense.

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