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5 of the Best Cartoon Crossovers

Updated on May 28, 2018
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1. "The Springfield Files" - The Simpsons

This episode sees Mulder and Scully from hit 90's show The X-Files team up with Homer Simpson to investigate a report of aliens in the area (which *spoiler alert* turns out to be Mr Burns on drugs.) This episode is hilarious and it's portrayal of David Duchovny's Mulder is what earns it a spot in the top 5, they brilliantly capture his 'Mr Spooky' persona. Not to mention brilliant one liners from Gillian Anderson such as explaining the reason for one test being that she just thought Homer could stand to lose a little weight.

Mulder & Scully Simpsonised
Mulder & Scully Simpsonised | Source

2. "Bravo Dooby-Doo"

When Johnny Bravo met the Scooby Doo crew. This episode is comedy gold featuring the classic repeating chase scene gag and -my personal favourite- when Velma and Johnny lose their glasses at the same time. Velma exclaiming that she can't see without hers, while Johnny covers his face and insists that he can't BE seen without his. This combined with *spoiler number 2* that the baddie is just Johnny's Aunt Jebadissa trying to get him to leave makes this a must see. They just don't write them like this any more.

The whole crew
The whole crew | Source

3. The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.

The show used to be called "Grim and Evil" but the Evil side and all the villains with it (e.g Evil Con Carne and General Skarr) were cut from the show. However in later series these characters turn up again to play cameos and one off episodes. No one can forget the episode with the pizza boy "That is when IT made horrible mistake number 1". In episode "Chicken Ball Z" (a subtle Dragon Ball Z reference) Mandy even buys Evil Con Carne's island base as seen in the old episodes.

It's easy to see how General Skarr got his name
It's easy to see how General Skarr got his name | Source

4. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.

This show was a regular riot when it aired on Cartoon Network. Ex-superhero Birdman from Birdman and the Galaxy Trio was back, as an attorney. Every episode brought up an old family favuorite cartoon character who had ended up needing legal advice or even being taken to court. The show regularly placed characters such as Fred Flintstone or Yogi Bear in a spot of bother. Not to mention Phil Ken Sebben (voiced by Stephen Colbert) who mainly spoke in hilarious one liners, and created a lot of awkward situations due to his lack of depth perception. This show was one of the ultimates in combining parody and pop culture.

Harvey Birdman with his clients The Jetsons
Harvey Birdman with his clients The Jetsons | Source

5. "Simpsorama" - The Simpsons meets Futurama.

Yes this is the second time that The Simpsons has featured on this list but it must just be that they keep on picking the perfect team. Everyone was devastated by the emotional series finale of Futurama so when this episode aired it was a joy to watch. Seeing Bender becoming friends with Homer and Lisa assisting Professor Farmsworth was every fan's heaven, and it threw in a possible alien apocalypse, what more could any hardcore Matt Groening fan wish for?

No one was quite sure what would happen when the Planet Express Crew travelled back in time to Springfield
No one was quite sure what would happen when the Planet Express Crew travelled back in time to Springfield | Source

What Do You Think?

Thank you for reading. This top 5 list was quite difficult to pick but I stand firm by my choices! Are there any that you've seen from the list, or any that you would like to add? If so comment below and let me know!

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