Crossovers have pretty much been around since the beginning of television. In fact, in the ’90s it was pretty common for a network to grab its nearest Urkel (he was popping up everywhere), or Fresh Prince and place him in, say, an early episode of Step-by-Step to boost ratings, or to introduce an audience to another show.
Whether you’re on the fence or totally on board for the Simpsons-Family Guy crossover, it’s certainly nothing new for The Simpsons to feature network family on the show. We all remember when Scully and Mulder of The X-Files came to Springfield to investigate Homer’s paranormal sighting in “The Springfield Files,” and when Jay Sherman of The Critic showed up in “A Star is Burns.” Here we take a look at some of the times other TV show crossovers have happened. Some for the better, and some for the worse.
9. Absolutely Fabulous was on Roseanne. Season 9 Episode 7
Roseanne wanted to produce a US version of the BBC sitcom, but had to settle for a small cameo on her show instead.
8. Steve Urkel was on Step-By-Step. Season 1 Episode 2
How could we forget Steve Urkel teaching Al and an entire school dance how to do “The Urkel Dance”?
7. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters were on Rugrats. Season 6 Episode 18
While the Rugrats are telling scary stories at a sleepover, Ickis, Krumm and Oblina make a cameo.
6. Michelle Tanner was on Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. Season 1 Episode 2
Mr. Cooper becomes a substitute teacher, and wouldn’t you know it, Michelle Tanner is in his class.